Are You Confused About How to Choose a Moisturizer?

There are literally thousands of moisturizers you can choose from on the market. It can be overwhelming. Use this handy guide to help narrow it down to the right product for your skin, your tastes, and your budget.

There are literally thousands of moisturizers you can choose from on the market. It can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult to know where to start. Naturally you want to choose a moisturizer that ultimately suits your skin. Use this handy guide to help narrow it down to the right product for your skin, your tastes, and your budget.

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1. What's Your Budget?

Decide how much you want to spend on a moisturizer. There's no point in looking at moisturizers that cost hundreds of dollars for a single jar if your budget is $50. Many people wonder if pricier moisturizers work better. Are they worth it? Maybe, maybe not. The more expensive moisturizers don't just contain higher percentages of key ingredients but have often been subject to more rigorous research and testing. They tend to have better packaging and have a nicer texture. Bottom stick to the price range that you're comfortable with and balance your choice with the next few tips we're below.

2. Determine Your Skin Type and Skin Condition

One of the keys to choosing the right natural skin care products begins with knowing your skin type and condition. And then being clear on what you want to achieve / or what problems you want to solve.

Regardless of your skin type and condition everyone can benefit from a moisturizer. Yes, even oily and acneic-prone skin.

For example

  • an oily skin type will need a more lightweight, oil-free formula
  • dry skin type will need a richer, denser cream
  • sensitive skin condition should focus on formulas that are fragrance-free
  • dehydrated skin (this differs from dry skin in a number of ways) seek out products containing humectants (hyaluronic acid or glycerin, for example) which trap moisture on the skin

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3. Do You Need Anti aging?

If you're looking for something to help manage signs of aging, these are the ingredients you should look for in your skin-care products.

Retinol is the holy grail of natural skin care ingredients! Retinoids have long been considered the gold standard for anti-aging and for treating acne for good reason. With results that include improved skin texture, boosted collagen production and diminished dark spots, it's easy to see why beauty lovers all over the world swear by this anti-aging ingredient. But retinol use also comes with its fair share of side effects, like irritation and redness.

The good news is Pure Fiji's Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Serum and Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil contain Bakuchiol which is a less-irritating, natural alternative to retinol making it ideal for sensitive skin.

Vitamin C is one of the most common active ingredients for anti-ageing in natural skin-care products today, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to counteract and protect against free radical damage. It can also be used to effectively brighten dark spots over time. And if all that weren't enough, it also helps to stimulate collagen production.

RELATED: Retinol for the Face: What is it & what are the benefits?

Do you need anti aging?

4. Do You Want Multi-Tasking Products?

If you're planning to wear your moisturizer during the day, you may want to ensure it has a broad-spectrum SPF built in for some level of daily protection from the damaging and aging effects of the sun.

Maybe you're looking for a tinted moisturizer so you can skip foundation?

Perhaps you want a moisturizer that will give you intense hydration and diminish your dark spots? If that's the case you'll want to use Pure Fiji's Vitamin C Creme with Hyaluronic and Lime Caviar.

Do you want multi-tasking products?

5. Do You Prefer Natural or Medical?

Some say that some of the best skin care products include both natural ingredients with science. But in truth, most of them market their products one way or the other.

You need to decide if you want to embrace natural ingredients, essential oils, botanical ingredients, or do you want to embrace the science? You'll also need to consider your ethics: does your choice need to be certified cruelty-free?

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6. What Smells Do You Love?

You may not know this but scent has no effect on your skin but fragrance is still important. We know that you can't put something on your face if you can't stand the smell. In contrast, if you absolutely love how something smells, applying it becomes a bit of a treat and you'll find your skincare routine becomes second nature. Always make sure you like how your moisturizer smells!

What smells do you love?

7. Feel the Texture

Apply a bit of the product on your face and see how it feels and whether you like the way it rubs in and how it makes your skin look. Give it five minutes to sink in and have another look and feel. If you're still happy, this could be your BFF.

If you have sensitive skin it's best to do a patch test. Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm. Keep the area dry. After 24 hours rinse the area. If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.

8. Take It for a Test Drive

We all love samples don't we? But collecting a bunch of samples and trying them all is not really the best way to determine if something is right for you. Sure you'll get to smell it and see if the texture is right for you but you won't know if it's ideal for your skin type and skin condition. So after the above considerations you have to make a choice because you need to try something for at least 30 days to see how your skin feels once it's had time to go through its full regeneration cycle (about four to six weeks).

Take It for a test drive


Unfortunately, finding your perfect fit might take some experimentation. If in doubt, look to natural skin care products from trusted brands like PureFiji rather than faddy new products. If you're really struggling to understand your skin's needs, consider calling Pure Fiji at 1.800.477.4283 in the USA.

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