When looking for a safe, daily face moisturizer I want five things:
- A product that won’t make me break out
- Built-in SPF
- A smooth finish that will leave me with even-looking skin and provide a nice base for makeup
- An affordable price point
- Something free of toxic chemicals, including fragrance
Choosing a safe everyday moisturizer is especially important to me, since this is a product I will use even on days I give myself a break from makeup. My current favorite is Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Daily Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15. The lightweight moisturizer gets a 2 rating from the Environmental Working Group, and is paraben free and safe for pregnancy.
Why I Love This Moisturizer
Its non-greasy formula makes it comfortable for hot summer days, but it also has enough moisturizing power for winter. The pump dispenses the right amount of lotion and the bottle size is small enough for travel, yet it has lasted me more than six months. Because it contains zinc oxide, it takes a few seconds to rub it in sometimes, if you want to avoid any white residue. But I find that helps penetrate the moisture, anyway.