Usually when people ask about using another moisturizer, they are experiencing dryness because they aren’t following the directions.
Failure to wash after each scrubbing with a wash cloth soaped up with the natural soap thoroughly can cause this dryness. Just using your hands and the natural soap might not do it.
We don’t recommend any store bought moisturizers!
We certainly don’t recommend any oil free stuff. You cannot believe what is in that chemical stew if you could just translate those ingredients. All store bought moisturizers are made in an acid solution. Even ones supposedly ‘”natural”.
What we are trying to do with our products is get you away from acids. We believe they are part of the reason adult acne is so bad today.
Our acne treatment and natural soap aren’t normally drying.
Try this if your skin still feels dry: On the last washing try leaving the lather from our soap on your skin for a couple of minutes. This will work to condition your hair too. This gives the emollients (shea butter, apricot kernal oil and castor oil) in our natural soap time to absorb into the skin. Your skin most likely won’t even need a moisturizer. If you absolutely do need a moisturizer, our pH neutral daytime moisturizer for acne prone skin is perfect.
These are ingredients in a popular oil-free moisturizer:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isodecyl Laurate, Aluminum Starch Octenyl Succinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates, Sodium Hydroxide, Blue 1, Red 40, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance.
Water: Is it purified? We use reverse osmosis purified water. The purest!
Glycerin? Is it vegetable or animal derived? Likely animal derived.
Blue 1 and Red 40 are dyes. We don’t ever use dyes or colorants.
Fragrances are a typical allergen.
Dimethicone: Another word for silicone. A chemical commonly used to help in the manufacturing of skin care products. The same ingredient in Gas-X. It eliminate bubbles and foam. That way they can fill bottles and jars by the millions without them foaming over. We don’t use silicones. They leave a film on the skin. Oh yes, it means we have to hand top off all our moisturizers. We only make a few hundred bottles or jars at a time. Everything is shipped fresh. Most store bought moisturizers are made millions of units at a time and then stored for years until all sold. Zombie cosmetics? Read more about Dimethicone here.
All those other ingredients! What are they? Each is often a product in itself. Possibly composed of many secret ingredients. This is a legal way around disclosure laws. The large factories that make moisturizers for skin care companies (I don’t think any make their own) buy these ingredients from large chemical companies by the tank load. You’ve seen those tanker cars on trains haven’t you? Loaded with chemicals.