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Five Best facial moisturizers

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta August 17, 2009 9 Comments
The job of a moisturizer is to soothe, protect and, well, moisturize. My picks also add a little something, such as Matrixyl, for good anti-aging measure. Yet, they are light enough to be used with a more heavy duty serum. Click on the images for details on Ormedic Biopeptide, YBF Boost ($65 in the TIA shop), Urth, John Masters Organics and Dermophisiologique ($100 in the TIA shop).

Ingredients in Ormedic Balancing Biopetide Crème

Aloe leaf extract (organic), olive fruit oil (organic), apricot kernal oil, hydroxydecyl ubequinone, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, shea butter (organic), tea (organic), chamomile (organic), tocopherol (vitamin E), mango seed butter, clover extract, grape seed, cucumber extract, tetrahexydecyl ascorbate, xantham gum, allantoin, ascorbyl palmitate.

Ingredients in Boost


Reverse osmosis water, green tea, cucumber extract, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), caffeine, Homeostatine (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), niacin, vitamin B5, vitamin e, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), paraben du.

Ingredients in Urth


Aqua, Acetyl Hexapeptide – 8, Algae Extract, Camilla Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate,  Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethoxydiglycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, Soy Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein (Peptide), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Panthenol (Vit. B5), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil,  Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, L- Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Cholecaliferol (Vit. D3), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), DMAE Bitartrate, Panex (Ginseng) Root Extract, Squalene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Maltodextrin, Sodium Cocoa Butter Amphoacetate.

Ingredients in John Masters


Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin,* reticulata blanco var. unshiu (citrus unshiu) peel extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,* sodium hyaluronate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, tilia cordata (linden) flower extract,* sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract,* hypericum perforatum (st. john’s wort) extract,* aniba roseodora (rosewood) wood extract, tilia cordata (linden) blossom oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil,* bisabolol, xanthan gum, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract,* populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract.

Ingredients in Dermaphysiologique

Aqua (Water), Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Capryloyl Glycine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europea (Olive Extract), Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran Oil), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Extract), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Leaf Extract), Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Glucamine, Profumo (Fragrance)
  • January 9, 2010

    by Kim Karsha

    Heard about the Made from Earth skincare products from one of my co-workers. Since the majority of us are big fans of organic products we tend to discuss them quite a bit.

    Received a sample of the "3 Berry Face Serum" and was extremely impressed! Ordered a full-sized container of this product 2 days later. My skin is pretty sensitive & is also dry.

    I did hesitate when I read the ingredients (on website after I'd tried the sample of this product) because I have had no allergic reaction at all. Have now been using this product at night for over a month & am extremely satisfied with the results & the product itself! Just 2 pumps of this product will cover my face & neck. It leaves my skin, moisturized without greasiness, soft, & seems to have even improved my skin tone/texture/clarity to a small degree.

  • October 14, 2009

    by Louise

    Great stuff, thankyou very much Marta, from now on..I'm trusting your reviews for my next purchase : )

  • October 13, 2009

    by marta

    Hi Louise, it depends on the antioxidant. The one that is really volatile is vitamin C and you would be right about that, but most of the others are stable.

  • October 13, 2009

    by Louise

    Hi Marta!
    My only concern is that one of the above products is in a jar..isn't it true, that there is no point putting any antioxidants etc, in the product? Once it is opened, it is no good.

  • August 18, 2009

    by marta

    Hi Jenny, I just took a look at Xingu and, although expensive, it seems impressive. There is cashew nut (second ingredient) which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Odd that there is such a high amount of alcohol. We'll try to get hold of samples to review properly.

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