Tuesday, 8 December 2015

5 Top Affordable Paraben Free Moisturisers Which Work For Winter Skin

Have you pulled out your super moisturiser for winter? In todays hair and beauty Tuesday post, I am sharing 5 top paraben free face and body moisturisers with great ingredients for keeping your skin soft, nourished and healthy through winter. Keeping on with the paraben free themes, all of these moisturisers contain no parabens but instead have great oils, butters and more! All super affordable with some being products you might be familiar with but may not have known are paraben free!

5 Top Affordable Paraben Free Moisturisers Which Work Well For Winter Skin
5 Top Moisturisers For Winter

1. Homemade Whipped Shea Butter
The first moisturiser I have to share is my own homemade whipped shea butter. This oil-based butter is as close as you can get to nature when it come to ingredients. Not many ingredients were used and once you are done, this butter lasts a pretty long, long time. It also comes with many benefits for the skin, such as anti-ageing properties and my husband I both use this throughout the four seasons. Although I personally like to also try other good moisturisers from the market, just because I love finding new and good products, I do keep this one as something to always go back to any time, as a staple. I also use this for my hair, lips and even as first aid should I suffer a cut, graze or the likes on my skin. I never thought to use this for first aid purposes until my husband convinced me that it works. You can find the recipe and video direction Here.
homemade whipped shea butter recipe
My Homemade Whipped Shea Butter 

Homemade Whipped Shea Butter
My Homemade Whipped Shea Butter 

2. Aveeno Daily Moisturiser
The Aveeno daily moisturiser is one particular moisturiser which has been a friend of mine for many many years. I can therefore vouch for it as one of the best paraben free natural based moisturisers for all skin types. I know people who used and still use this because of dry skin problems, it is just a great companion to be honest. I would still go back to it any day. This water-based moisturiser has a slightly thick non greasy consistency, however, it is not as thick as the whipped shea butter or other butters. The one great plus about this lotion is the fact that it does not leave a greasy feel after application and gets absorbed very quickly. Another good quality is that it is formulated with colloidal oatmeal, which soothes and smooths itchy and dry skin. For someone who isn't a fan of moisturisers which still lurk around on you long after application, I found this to be perfect. Also, this lotion has a more natural scent to it as it is fragrance free. It is paraben free, though it does contain mineral oils.
Aveeno Daily Moisturiser
Aveeno Daily Moisturiser

3. Dr Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Cream
I am currently loving going through the Dr Hauschka line and discovering new products. I have already reviewed some of the paraben free beauty products from Dr Hauschka here. This is one moisturiser of theirs which I wish to try soon. It is a water-based cream though it is filled also with a lot of oils and extracts. The reason I added this to the list is that it is paraben free with lots of good natural oils and essential oils such as nourishing lavender, sandalwood, macadamia and much more. 
Dr Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Cream
Dr Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Cream

You Can Get One Here

4. Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Cetaphil is another fragrance free and paraben free moisturiser for dry skin. This moisturiser it said to not block your pores and works for dry skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and also for acne. I do not have any of these problems, however having used this as a general moisturiser, I know it does work well for dry skin during winter. It is slightly lighter in consistency compared to Aveeno. Even though I do prefer Aveeno to cetaphil due to the consistency and feel of Aveeno, this  cetaphil does not contain any mineral oils.
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

5. Cocoa Butter Firming Butter
The final and probably most popular of them all, is from the Palmers brand. I chose the firming cocoa butter as opposed to the normal cocoa butter because of the the added ingredients for enhancing the skin. Even if you may not have stretch marks, prevention is better than cure therefore a little treatment wouldn't hurt all the same. Some of the other cocoa butters may contain paraben so I do like to read the ingredients before choosing. Presumable a more improved version, this one does not contain any parabens or phthalates and has fewer ingredients also. It is water based with the first ingredient being water, however it does contain minerals oils as the second ingredient.
Cocoa Butter Firming Butter
Cocoa Butter Firming Butter

You Can Get One Here

So there you have my top 5 moisturisers for the winter months. Do let me know in the comment below, your own favourite moisturiser for winter and if you have tried any of those mentioned, I would love to know what you think of it.

Thanks for reading and see you on Thursday with a new post.

Yvonne Dzifa


  1. First of all thank you so much for visiting igaberry.com and leaving a comment! I truly enjoy reading your heartwarming notes.

    I heard that number 4 is really good. I was thinking of trying it but for now I am going to stay with the one I already have. I am trying hard to keep minimalism in my beauty box. :)

    I would love to connect with you on Twitter and Instagram, drop me a line so I can follow back. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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    1. you are very welcomed! yea I agree with you on minimalism too. Just some options to share for anyone looking for good moisturisers :-) I think I am already following you on twitter, will check out Instagram too! Thanks a lot for reading Iga and I hope you have a lovely evening!


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