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Your Guide to Cruelty Free Moisturizers

33 excellent and hydrating cruelty free moisturizers

Ultilizing the gifts that nature has to offer, these lovely moisturizers will nourish and rejuvenate your skin and best of all, they’re cruelty free. From oils to lotions to butters, you’re sure to discover the secret to beautifully moisturized skin below.

#1 Vitabrid C¹² Eye & Face Cream

The Vitabrid C¹² EYE & FACE Cream travel product recommended by Jessica McCafferty Brennan on Pretty Progressive.

Vitabrid C¹²’s Eye and Face Cream features a powerful concentration of the brand’s proprietary Vitabrid and Peptibrid for intensive delivery of active ingredients including vitamin C and wrinkle-fighting peptides. Designed for the entire face and eye area, this rich, velvety cream replaces lost moisture, brightens, firms, and increases collagen volume.

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#2 Nxn Balance Beam Oil Control Moisturizer

The NxN Balance Beam Oil Control Moisturizer travel product recommended by Devynne Honsa on Pretty Progressive.

Infused with 90 mg of CBD, the NxN Balance Beam moisturizer reduces the appearance of redness and puffiness. Made with patent-pending CiBiDinol, a water-soluble CBD extractio nthat enhances delivery of the CBD, this oil controling moisturizer balances hydration while softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Cruelty free and made with natural ingredients, NxN Balance Beam locks in nutrients and minimizes signs of aging.

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#3 A Girl’S Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion

The A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion travel product recommended by Shannon Smyth on Pretty Progressive.

This soothing body lotion from A Girl’s Gotta Spa! nourishes skin leaving it incredibly soft to the touch. Non-greasy and quickly absorbing, this ultra-lightweight whipped cream textured lotion delivers the ultimate in moisturizing ingredients deep into the skin. This lotion is vegan and cruelty free.

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#4 Plaine Products Face Moisturizer

The Plaine Products Face Moisturizer travel product recommended by Megan Carriker on Pretty Progressive.

All of Plaine Products’ stuff is cruelty-free/Leaping Bunny certified.

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#5 Blue Lagoon Iceland Rejuvenating Cream

The Blue Lagoon Iceland Rejuvenating Cream travel product recommended by Colleen Mathis on Pretty Progressive.

Contains patented Blue Lagoon Algae, this rich Rejuvenating Cream confers an ageless glow upon your skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Dermatologically tested, cruelty

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#6 Gabriel Cosmetics Seaweed Nourishing Moisturizer

The Gabriel Cosmetics Seaweed Nourishing Moisturizer travel product recommended by Colleen Mathis on Pretty Progressive.

A protective, all-purpose moisturizer with the nourishing benefits of seaweed and Aloe Vera.

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#7 Golden Door Skincare Yuzu Moisturizer

The Golden Door Skincare Yuzu Moisturizer travel product recommended by Colleen Mathis on Pretty Progressive.

Golden Door gives 100% of its net profits to help end child abuse and transform young lives.

  • FREE OF Sulfates, Pthalates, Parabens, Animal Testing. Apply to skin as needed at any time of day.
  • YUZU EXTRACT – This uplifting, Japanese citrus improves clarity yet calms the body and spirit.
  • ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND – A blend of Ylang-Ylang, Cedar, Lavender relax the mind and stimulate blood circulation.
  • SHEA BUTTER – A naturally rich emollient that soothes skin while helping to preserve skin’s moisture balance.

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#8 Renew Multi-Perfection Moisturizer

The RENEW Multi-Perfection Moisturizer travel product recommended by Marisa Honig on Pretty Progressive.

Powered by a trio of calming plant extracts, antioxidants and ultra-hydrating algae complex, Renew keeps your skin calm and dewy both day and night. Lightweight, yet deeply moisturizing, this gentle moisturizer instantly goes to work soothing redness, sensitivity and signs of aging for up to week after application.

This dermatologist-tested moisturizer is a game changer because, unlike similar products, it has less than one percent emulsifier—meaning the moisture boost won’t be dissolved and helps keep your skin’s natural barrier intact

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#9 Herla Beauty – Damask Rose Line Exfoliating Mask

The Herla Beauty - Damask Rose Line Exfoliating Mask travel product recommended by Marisa Honig on Pretty Progressive.

Nourishing all-day cream delivers short-term benefits while working on long-term results. It prevents premature aging, leaving your skin hydrated and radiant. Damask rose oil, rosehip oil and black rose improve your skin’s elasticity, smooth out wrinkles and provide a daily dose of natural vitamins E and A (retinoic acid) to soften your skin and even out its tone.

Argan, pumpkin seed, raspberry seed and abyssinian oils improve your skin’s hydro lipid barrier and maintain its mineral balance, keeping your skin protected throughout the day. The addition of Spanish lavender extract instantly improves your skin’s moisture level and relaxes wrinkles. Extracts from ginkgo biloba, grapes, rooibos plant and milk thistle minimize oxidative stress. Hyaluronic acid ensures proper level of moisturization. High absorbency makes it perfect as a primer.

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#10 Basq Mega Moisture Free Cream

The Basq Mega Moisture Free Cream travel product recommended by Marisa Honig on Pretty Progressive.

Fragrance Free Illipe Butter Complex brings rich texture and dense nutrition that literally transforms parched, sensitive skin. Triple rich blend of Illipe, Shea and Jojoba butters replenishes dry, stressed skin. Intense relief you’ll love in a Fragrance Free formula

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#11 Bel Essence Intensive Anti Wrinkle Cream & Neck Cream

The Bel Essence Intensive Anti Wrinkle Cream & Neck Cream travel product recommended by Chris Williams on Pretty Progressive.

Bel Essence combines plant oils, all researched for their nutritional properties and combined to deliver the best nutrition to skin and hair, and give our bodies topical nutrition. The products are built from these oils, not a base of filler ingredients with oils sprinkled in. This is why the products enjoy 4+ star reviews – they are natural and organic, cruelty free certified, made in the US, paraben and sulfate free, and very effective in repairing and rejuvenating skin.

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#12 High Beauty High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer

The High Beauty High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer travel product recommended by Alan Diamond on Pretty Progressive.

This revolutionary moisturizer contains 20 percent cannabis sativa seed oil (from hemp) and is balanced with hydrating flavonoids: red grape, broccoli, and black cumin. It helps calm and soothe skin, acts as a balancing adaptogen, and protects hydrated, healthy skin. It is free of psychoactive properties, vegan and cruelty-free.

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#13 Lumi Basics Everyday Facial Oil

The Lumi Basics Everyday Facial Oil travel product recommended by Rachel Harris on Pretty Progressive.

Carefully handcrafted with only the necessary ingredients that your skin needs and nothing more.

This Ultra hydrating, lightweight formula will be your new go-to facial oil.

Suitable for all skin types, this everyday oil quickly absorbs into skin leaving you moisturized and smooth while reducing free radical damage and inflammation.

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#14 Pai Skincare’S Chamomile + Rosehip Calming Day Cream

The Pai Skincare's Chamomile + Rosehip Calming Day Cream travel product recommended by Elizabeth Bliss on Pretty Progressive.

It’s suitable for eczema prone skin, the ultra clean minimizes the risk of irritation. It also calms the appearance of redness and helps repair and regenerate damaged skin. Pai Skincare is a luxury vegan brand based in London.. They have many leading certifications and are truly dedicated to creating clean skincare that works.

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#15 Glowbiotics Md Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion

The Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion travel product recommended by Jessica Shurtz on Pretty Progressive.

Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Firming + Replenishing Lotion is the perfect combination of age fighting and skin hydration. Ingredients include peptides that stimulate the retinol that’s already in your skin and that mimic your body’s own collagen to stimulate production. Hyaluronic acid helps with moisturizing makes this moisturizer great for those fighting with hormonal acne.

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#16 Watermelon Illuminator Overnight Serum

The Watermelon Illuminator Overnight Serum travel product recommended by Amanda Keller on Pretty Progressive.

While is has serum in the name this product is in fact an overnight sleeping mask/moisturizer. This deeply hydrating formula leaves skin with a moisturized, luminous complexion. With the power of super fruit ingredients like watermelon and apple extract combined with high quality sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide, the serum goes to work overnight to deeply nourish skin for a bright, dewy complexion. The product is Dermatologist Tested, Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, and NEVER tested on animals.

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#17 Hydro Potion – Hyaluronic Acid Face Cream

The Hydro Potion - Hyaluronic Acid Face Cream travel product recommended by Katie Nelson on Pretty Progressive.

Hydro Potion is lightweight hydrating face cream with hyaluronic acid, squalane (from olives), jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil. The reason we are suggesting this moisturizer is because besides being cruelty free, it only contains 10 ingredients. It’s fragrance free, dye free, and paraben free.

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#18 Fré Skincare Protect Me Daily Facial Moisturizer With Spf 30

The FRÉ Skincare Protect Me Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 travel product recommended by Emma Gillam on Pretty Progressive.

Shields your skin from the harmful effects of environmental conditions such as sun and pollution. This ultra-light formula hydrates skin and is water and sweat resistant up for up to 80 minutes. It is 100% Vegan, Cruelty Free and PETA-Certified.

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#19 -Ism Skin Youthful Exuberance

The -ism SKIN Youthful Exuberance travel product recommended by Anna Kelly on Pretty Progressive.

Youthful Exuberance -ism SKIN’s Youthful Exuberance is an intensive moisture serum that contains two high-efficiency hydrators: plant-derived, “oil-less oil” squalane and highly penetrating hyaluronic acid. This cushiony serum rejuvenates dry skin by promoting elasticity, supporting the skin matrix and mimicking the effects of the skin’s natural sebum.

With a line of cruelty and paraben-free concentrated treatment serums, -ism SKIN simplifies your skin care routine, while delivering the results you want. Containing the most studied and proven ingredients from both science and nature, the serums are suitable for all skin types and are formulated to bring forth healthy, beautiful, glowing skin.

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#20 Bevara Skin Daily Moisturizer

The Bevara Skin Daily Moisturizer travel product recommended by Deborah Kerner on Pretty Progressive.

Bevara Skin Daily Moisturizer is developed with a blend of botanical remedies and multi-purpose ingredients to promote skin longevity and elasticity. Formulated with Hibiscus Extract, which blocks protein break down in the connective tissue to promote skin elasticity, White Tea Extract which is rich with anti-oxidants and Broad Spectrum CBD which is packed with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties while Organic Aloe Leaf Base with Coconut Oil and Snow Algae protect, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin.

Rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, these beneficial properties stimulate collagen production for brighter skin. All Bevara Skin products are Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Vegan and Cruelty Free.

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#21 Farmaesthetics Nourishing Lavendar Milk

The Farmaesthetics Nourishing Lavendar Milk travel product recommended by Daniela DiLeo on Pretty Progressive.

Farmaesthetics Nourishing Lavendar Milk, voted Favorite Organic Product by Harper’s Bazaar beauty editors, is 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients as indicated, are hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested, with a certified shelf-life of 2 years from the date of opening – and of course, no animal testing. A herbal combination that feeds the skin, moisturizing and conditioning the face, body (and baby!)

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#22 Mad Hippie Face Cream

The Mad Hippie Face Cream travel product recommended by Daniela DiLeo on Pretty Progressive.

Mad Hippie Face Cream is a vegan and cruelty-free moisturizer that was awarded Best Facial Moisturizer in Natural Solutions Magazine’s Beauty with a Conscience Awards.

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#23 C’Est Moi Gentle Moisture Lotion

The C'est Moi Gentle Moisture Lotion travel product recommended by Deborah Kerner on Pretty Progressive.

C’Est Moi Gentle Moisture Lotion is a fragrance-free lotion delivering hydration that’s soothing for even the most delicate skin types. Packed with nourishing ingredients including organic Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter, plus organic extracts of Calendula, Strawberry, apple and Kiwi, it helps promote a complexion that’s balanced, hydrated and calm.

Use daily, both morning and evening after cleansing. Gently massage evenly onto face, neck and chest. All C’Est Moi products are Vegan,Cruelty Free, Hypo-Allergenic, Dermatologist Tested, made with natural & organic ingredients and do not contain any Synthetic Fragrances, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Silicone or Dyes.

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#24 Aya Natural Facial Moisturizing Cream

The Aya Natural Facial Moisturizing Cream travel product recommended by Adina Mahalli on Pretty Progressive.

Aya Natural’s non-comedogenic moisturizer that doubles as an anti-wrinkle cream uses ingredients like olive oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil to nourish your skin from the inside out. Handcrafted with 100% vegan, natural ingredients this cruelty-free moisturizing cream leaves skin feeling velvety soft without the greasy residue.

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#25 True Skin Daily Facial Moisturizer

The True Skin Daily Facial Moisturizer travel product recommended by Stefanie Almond on Pretty Progressive.

Its affordable, organic, its vegan and cruelty free. This anti aging moisturizer has been proven to hydrate skin, reduce pores and to give the skin a nice smooth appearance..Additionally, it is loaded with vitamin c to help with skin tone. A truly must have in your beauty collection.

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#26 Travertine Facial Moisturizer

The Travertine Facial Moisturizer travel product recommended by Terry Carter on Pretty Progressive.

The Facial Moisturizer with Aloe and Sea Minerals combines the soothing and cooling properties of organic aloe vera with vitamin-rich trace minerals from the sea. Ultra-moisturizing jojoba oil aids in sebum regulation and acne prevention, while the anti-aging effects of plant-based hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen and help fill in wrinkles. Leaves you with a healthy-looking glow to keep you looking your best. Men Love it for the hydration. Women love it for the matte finish.

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#27 Moisturizing Organic Baby Lotion

The Moisturizing Organic Baby Lotion travel product recommended by Alex Ward on Pretty Progressive.

MADE OF Organic Baby Lotion is made to be the only organic baby lotion you need to maintain moisture levels in baby’s soft skin. After bath or for a nightly massage ritual, it is non-greasy, absorbs fast and is made from soothing aloe vera and organic oats. All natural argan and avocado oil provide that lipid barrier of protection to prevent chafing and irritation in baby’s sensitive skin. Made without sulfates, synthetic fragrance, phthalates and parabens. Feel confident in the goodness of moisture protection for your baby.

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#28 Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream

The Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream travel product recommended by Jessica Stoeckeler on Pretty Progressive.

Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream – part of the newly launched anti-aging Countertime line from Beautycounter, this daytime moisturizer leaves your skin soft and supple with a super healthy glow.

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#29 Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream

The Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream travel product recommended by Jessica Stoeckeler on Pretty Progressive.

Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream – also part of the anti-aging Countertime line from Beautycounter, this nighttime moisturizer is deeply hydrating. Leaves you waking up fresh-faced and ready to seize the day!

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#30 Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

The Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion travel product recommended by Jessica Stoeckeler on Pretty Progressive.

Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion – lightweight lotion that adjusts to what your skin needs throughout the day with Beautycounter’s Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology. The entire Countermatch line is my favorite because it keeps your skin so hydrated without weighing it down.

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#31 Beautycounter Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream

The Beautycounter Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream travel product recommended by Jessica Stoeckeler on Pretty Progressive.

Beautycounter Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream – made with hyaluronic acid, plum oil, and tara gum that hydrates your skin overnight using the Beautycounter Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology. Very rich and luxurious.

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#32 The Better Skin Co.| Amaze Balm Body/Face Moisturizer

The The Better Skin Co.| Amaze Balm Body/Face Moisturizer travel product recommended by Deborah Kerner on Pretty Progressive.

The Better Skin Co. Amaze Balm not only nourishes and ultra hydrates your skin but it helps to reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Scented with a hint of Grapefruit and packed with ingredients to smooth and brighten your skin such as Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn.

Shea Butter, Lanolin and Beeswax assist in creating this ultra rich creamy formula that also works as an excellent sleep mask. All Better Skin Co. products are clean formulas that are Vegan, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free and made in the USA.

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#33 Block Island Organics Revitalizing Night Cream

The Block Island Organics Revitalizing Night Cream travel product recommended by Will von Bernuth on Pretty Progressive.

Packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and E, our organic nigh cream helps nourish and replenish skin leaving it looking fuller and hydrated. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, dyes and artificial fragrances.

Plus vitamin C has been shown to be an effective anti-aging ingredient while vitamin E protects against the effects of sun exposure after sundown. It’s also lightweight and non-greasy yet richly moisturizing and features gentle botanicals such as cocoa butter, calendula, rosehip, avocado, aloe vera, jojoba, blueberry and more. We don’t do any animal testing, it’s a vegan formula, and it’s highly rated by The Environmental Working Group – a.k.a. The EWG.

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The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.

Who contributed to this article?

Jessica McCafferty Brennan from Janice McCafferty PR

Devynne Honsa from BLND PR

Shannon Smyth from A Girl’s Gotta Spa!®

Megan Carriker from Plaine Products

Colleen Mathis from AbsoluterRelations

Marisa Honig from Vanity Planet

Marisa Honig from HERLA beauty

Marisa Honig from basq NYC

Chris Williams from Bel Essence

Alan Diamond from high Beauty

Rachel Harris from Lumi Basics

Elizabeth Bliss from Pai Sincare

Jessica Shurtz from Glowbiotics

Amanda Keller from NIP + FAB

Katie Nelson from Catherine Jinn

Emma Gillam from RED PR

Anna Kelly from -ism SKIN

Deborah Kerner from Diane Terman PR

Daniela DiLeo from The Woods & Co

Deborah Kerner from Charmed PR

Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics

Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio

Terry Carter from TravertineSpa

Alex Ward from MADE OF

Jessica Stoeckeler from Beauty Counter

Deborah Kerner from Charmed PR

Will von Bernuth from Block Island Organics

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