Best Natural Moisturizer for Acne

Most natural moisturizers for acne are either too light, too heavy, don’t heal acne, or cause more breakouts. These are the best of the best natural moisturizers that won’t poison your bloodstream with chemicals and will heal acne, revitalize your skin, and make a healthy looking glow completely with natural ingredients.

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Andalou Naturals Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer

Best Natural Moisturizer for Acne

Totally natural oil-free moisturizer helps cleanse and calm sensitive, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin. Argan stem cells are the only stem cells that can deeply penetrate skin’s dermis and willow bark and aloe vera heal, calm, and soothe skin clearing up acne and making skin healthy.

Key Benefits

  • Deeply penetrate skin’s dermis to protect and revitalize skin cells
  • Cleanses and purifies skin healing acne and preventing breakouts
  • Reduces redness and irritation while reviving damaged skin cells

Key Ingredients

Kombucha Detoxifies, hydrates, and improves elasticity while improving skin tone, texture and clarity as it brightens the skin and combats the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Acai Berry Heals and revives damaged skin cells while it infuses with minerals and vitamins A, B, C, and E

Argan Stem Cells Plant stem cells contain all the benefits of whichever plant they were derived from and Argan stem cells are the only type proven to penetrate the dermis of the skin which allows them to protect and revitalize skin cells

Willow Bark Cleanses and purifies pores while with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

Aloe Vera Polysaccharides Uplifts skin’s protective moisture barrier and soothes redness and irritation

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BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30

Ok, so if you haven’t made the switch to organic tinted moisturizers, you should. They provide more coverage than regular moisturizer and don’t get cakey or flaky like foundations can. Plus you can put foundation on top if you need more coverage than they give. This Bare Minerals Gel Cream is a tinted moisturizer that is lightweight enough to wear under foundation without being too heavy (some aren’t), so covers acne, acne scars, and every other imperfection you don’t want the world to see. It leaves your skin looking radiant, dewy, and healthy.

Key Benefits

  • Hydrates with natural marine botanicals and coconut-derived ingredients
  • Replenishes skin and energizes with mineral electrolytes
  • Refreshes with unique water-encapsulations to give skin an instant burst of hydration upon application with a light, cooling sensation
  • Protects with broad spectrum SPF 30 non-chemical, mineral-based sunscreen

What You Can Expect

A smooth moisturizer with great coverage for a lightweight cream. Works great for sensitive skin and covers acne really well. It looks dewy and some might argue shiny when it’s on. If it’s too shiny, you can put a little powder over it and that will take away the sheen.

Key Ingredients

Mineral Electrolytes Calcium and magnesium replenish skin while potassium promotes skin’s moisture balance

Coconut Alkanes Naturally-derived alkanes that work well as emollients for the skin and are collected from the fatty acids of coconuts, they act like a natural silicone to hold in moisture

Squalane A natural antioxidant that helps fade acne scars, reverse signs of aging, and brightens hyperpigmentations. It is a derivative of Squalene (which is often unethically sourced), making it much lighter and therefore better for oily or acne-prone skin

Titanium Dioxide A highly effective mineral sunscreen to protect against UV rays

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No Parabens, Binders, Fillers, Phthalates, Fragrance, Chemical sunscreens, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Mineral oil, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, Talc, Gluten, Animal-derived ingredients, or animal testing. Non-comedogenic, Non-acnegenic, Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-tested

Full Ingredients

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium dioxide 6.2% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: water, coconut alkanes, propanediol, squalane, trehalose, isostearic acid, glycerin, silica, agar, caprylic/capric triglyceride, globularia cordifolia callus culture extract, salicornia herbacea extract, melilotus officinalis extract, coco-caprylate/caprate, butylene glycol, lauroyl lysine, sodium hyaluronate, succinoglycan, polysorbate 60, cellulose gum, polyglyceryl-4 laurate/succinate, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, magnesium stearate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol. may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides

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Beauty by Earth Oil Control Face Moisturizer

This natural and organic face moisturizer is specially formulated for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin. It isn’t greasy or heavy and won’t get cakey. It does have oil to feed the skin but won’t clog pores.

Key Benefits

  • Lightweight hydration for oily skin
  • Heals acne with powerful antioxidants, MSM, and CoQ10
  • Reduces redness and soothes irritated skin

What You Can Expect

A very gentle, hydrating, and soothing moisturizer made to help reduce the redness and irritation troubled skin can have. It smells like peppermint with a dash of sandalwood and a little goes a long way.

Key Ingredients

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is necessary for both collagen and keratin which act as the ‘glue’ holding cells together so it improves cell wall permeability, allowing vital nutrients to flow through and nourish cells. This creates a healing and soothing effect which heals acne and reduces redness to improve the look and vitality of skin

CoQ10 (ubiquinone or coenzyme Q) is an enzyme that a handful of studies have shown may help improve the appearance of signs of aging, plus antioxidant and skin-soothing effects to heal and prevent acne

Organic Aloe (Vera) Barbadensis Leaf Juice Packed with vitamins A, C, B and E and minerals such as Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium and Copper, plus essential enzymes. Has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial properties for improved healing, increases blood vessel tone to give your skin a glowing look and softer feel, provides deep hydration, and accelerates skin cell growth.

Organic Coconut Oil Coconut oil is helpful for skin in smoothing the surface and moisturizing gently and has several fatty acids that moisturize, shrink pores, and heal skin irritations.

Green Tea Extract Calms irritation, evens out discoloration, soothes redness and swelling, repairs damage, exfoliates, decreases the appearance and occurrence of blackheads, eliminates dead skin, dirt, bacteria, and other pollutants on the skin’s surface, decreases puffiness, reduces the appearance of dark circles, and reduces signs of aging.

The No-List

Vegan, 100% Cruelty-Free formula

Full Ingredients

Organic Aloe (Vera) Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Organic Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture (Apple Stem Cells) Extract, Octyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Stearic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Niacinamide, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa (Chlorella) Extract, Allantoin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Resveratrol, Ubiquinone (Co-Q10), Citric Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil

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Brickell Men’s Acne Controlling Face Moisturizer

Men of any age who struggle with acne -especially whiteheads and blackheads- will get superior hydration, reduced breakouts, and healed skin with this tested combination of natural ingredients. Over time this product will dramatically reduce acne while providing superior hydration, resulting in healthier, clearer looking skin. It’s been praised in GQ, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and other popular men’s magazines.

Key Benefits

  • Diminishes the appearance and frequency of zits, blackheads, whiteheads, and other forms of acne
  • Reduce inflammation and redness related to acne by soothing his skin
  • Won’t dry out his skin like most acne face moisturizer treatments

What You Can Expect

Lightweight and soaks in fast and won’t leave you greasy. It helps clear up skin in a few days and makes skin look healthy. Won’t irritate sensitive skin and won’t dry out skin and leave you flaky. A tiny amount goes a long way so the tube will last a while.

Key Ingredients

Natural & Certified Organic ingredients

2% Salicylic Acid A well established skin care ingredient that penetrates deep into the skin to eliminate skin debris, unclog pores, and clear acne. Salicylic Acid targets skin cells with acne – particularly blackheads and whiteheads – and dissolves the intercellular glue that leads to acne buildup.

Willow Bark Extract Working as both an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient, this ingredient is known to effectively soothe acne and calm psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.

Vitamin E An essential nutrient that heals the skin by combating free radicals, assisting in cellular restoration, and clearing scars and burns. Vitamin E is also a powerful moisturizer that enhances the skin barrier function.

Tea Tree Oil A natural anti-inflammatory helps reduce inflammation caused by acne – resulting in less breakouts.

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All our products contain zero sulfates, parabens, glycols, phthalates, petrochemicals, silicones, PEG’s, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or gluten.

Always vegan, no animal testing, 100% certified organic ingredients when possible.

Full Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Aqua (Deionized Water), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Organic Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Stearic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Water (Geranium Hydrosol), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Coconut Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Organic Cocoa), Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Organic Rosehip Seed), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Tamanu), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Macadamia Nut Oil), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage), Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil (Flax Seed), Oenothera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata Oil (Frankincense Essential Oil), Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium Pca, Sodium Carbomer, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Sodium Lactate, Avena Sativa Seed Extract (Organic Oat), Centella Asiatica Extract (Organic Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Dandelion), Calendula Officinalis Extract (Organic Calendula), Chamomilla Recutita Extract (Chamomile), Lavandula Angustifolia Extract (Lavender), Arnica Montana Extract (Arnica), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Potassium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) Essential Oil

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Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Lightweight moisturizer for acne that helps to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts with 99% natural ingredients. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and heal acne.

Key Benefits

  • Reduces redness and calms irritated skin
  • Clears up existing acne and prevents future breakouts
  • Neutralizes free radicals preventing skin problems

What You Can Expect

It smells fruity but unlike some of the other natural moisturizers for acne reviewed here, it doesn’t have a natural fruity scent even though the ingredients say it’s ‘natural’ fragrance. NIce lightweight formula that goes on smooth.

Key Ingredients

Salicylic Acid Derived from Willow Bark contains natural Beta Hydroxy Acids, which work as a skin exfoliator to help unclog your pores as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

Lemongrass Cleanses pores and is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and irritation

Witch Hazel A powerful anti-inflammatory agent that calms skin by reducing redness and irritation and neutralizes free radicals which can build up and cause more skin problems

Goldenseal Extract Naturally reduces inflammation and redness bringing out skin’s radiant glow

The No-List

Non-comedogenic, No Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum or SLS

Full Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 1.0% Inactive Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, stearic acid, sucrose polystearate, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cymbopogon schoenanthus extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, equisetum hiemale extract, hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) extract, epilobium fleischeri extract, lecithin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), natural parfum (fragrance), glucose, xanthan gum, sucrose, sucrose stearate, potassium sorbate, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, phenoxyethanol, benzyl benzoate, citral, citronellol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool

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Eve Hansen Vitamin C Night Cream

Evens out skin, deeply moisturizes and softens, fades acne scars, dark spots, and sunspots. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radicals from building up in skin causing damage to cells. As an added bonus, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles making skin more youthful.

Key Benefits

  • Fades acne scars, dark spots, and discoloration
  • Adds a powerful antioxidant while moisturizing to reduce free radicals
  • Soaks in overnight so you wake up to dewy skin

What You Can Expect

It smells nice, like citrus, but not overpowering. It is a night cream, so a little heavier than the other creams reviewed here but it soaks in fast and deeply hydrates and you’ll wake up with dewy skin. It won’t cause outbreaks and will fade acne scars and discolorations over time.

Key Ingredients

Vitamin C Hydrates, brightens, boosts collagen, improves elasticity and firmness, protects against free radicals

Avocado Oil Natural anti-inflammatory effects help reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne

Cocoa Butter Emollients soften and smooth skin

Green Tea Especially rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol that research has shown can improve acne and oily skin by decreasing the production of pore-clogging excess sebum

Organic Aloe Soothes irritated skin and reduces redness

Organic Shea Helps reduce the appearance and redness of acne scars, fading their impact over time. Shea butter contains Vitamin F and other healthy fatty acids that act as strong anti-inflammatory elements.

Vitamin B5 Prevents acne from forming at the first stage of blemish formation and reduces inflammation

The No-List

No Sulfates, Parabens, or Phthalates

Full Ingredients

Deionized Water, Organic Aloe, Sunflower Oil , Glycerol Stearate SE, Vegetable Oil Compound, Palm Oil Derivative, Coconut Oil , Vitamin C, Fatty Alcohol, Cocoa Butter, Potassium Salt , Beeswax, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil , Macadamia Nut Oil , Tamanu Oil , Kukui Nut Oil , Avocado Oil, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E , Organic Passionflower Extract, Noni Plant Extract , Green Tea Extract , Palm Oil , Stearic Acid, Sugar fermented gum, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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Aria Starr Rosehip Oil Cold Pressed

Ok, I get that it seems counter-intuitive to put oil on acne-prone skin, but Rosehip Oil helps heal and prevent breakouts, evens out skin tone, improves skin discolorations, lightens dark spots and acne scars, smooths out wrinkles, reduces baggy under eyes, and fades stretch marks. For an added bonus, it makes your hair shine, your scalp healthy, and fixes dry, cracked heels and elbows. It’s not going to make you break out, it’s going to balance out the oil imbalance that is already present on your acne-prone skin.

Key Benefits

  • Reduces discolorations, dark spots, and acne scars
  • Deeply hydrates and moisturizes
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

What You Can Expect

Smells earthy and goes on easy like oil. Fast results and easy to use.

Key Ingredients

100% Pure Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil Contains high amounts of linoleic acid and low amounts of oleic acid which balance out the imbalance common in those with acne. Research shows that most people with acne have the opposite balance of oleic and linoleic acids and by balancing them, acne is improved and the size of micro-comedones (pores) is reduced. It also also has small amounts of tretinoin which is an acne-improving retinoid.

The No-List

Unrefined, Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, Chemical Free and Preservative Free

Full Ingredients

100% Pure Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil

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LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

Retinol improves acne by unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells which prevents them from clogging pores. LilyAna has included antioxidants and moisturizers to protect and hydrate skin.

Key Benefits

  • Exfoliates to remove dead skin cells which prevents and treats clogged pores
  • Powerful antioxidants to protect and nourish skin
  • Hydrates and moisturizes to soften and heal skin

What You Can Expect

After a few uses, your breakouts will be healed and after a couple weeks acne scars will fade. It has a light pleasant scent and soaks in fast.

It has Phenoxyethanol which made me pause for a moment because there are mixed reviews about the safety of this ingredient. It’s used as a paraben replacement and in large doses is unhealthy. However, The European Commission on Health and Food Safety (which is much more stringent than the FDA) rated Phenoxyethanol as ‘safe’ when the concentration is 1% or less.

Key Ingredients

Retinol A type of Vitamin A that helps combat signs of aging and reverse skin damage caused by exposure to the elements. In addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Retinol helps improve skin texture, tighten pores, and stimulate collagen production.

Green Tea Especially rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol that research has shown can improve acne and oily skin by decreasing the production of pore-clogging excess sebum

Hyaluronic Acid Powerful moisture-binder that keeps skin plump and hydrated

Jojoba Oil Prevents the overproduction of acne-causing sebum

Shea Butter Moisturizes and hydrates to prevent stripping and increased oil production

Vitamin E Protects skin with antioxidants and fades acne scars

The No-List

Fragrance-Free, Non-Greasy, Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny

Full Ingredients

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Aqua, Organic Sunflower Oil Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Retinol, Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract, Propolis Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Best Natural Moisturizer for Acne

Andalou Naturals Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer

Totally natural oil-free moisturizer helps cleanse and calm sensitive and acne-prone skin. Argan stem cells are the only stem cells that can deeply penetrate skin’s dermis and willow bark and aloe vera heal, calm, and soothe skin clearing up acne and making healthy skin.

Key Benefits

  • Deeply penetrate skin’s dermis to protect and revitalize skin cells
  • Cleanses and purifies skin healing acne and preventing breakouts
  • Reduces redness and irritation while reviving damaged skin cells

What You Can Expect

A lightweight non-greasy moisturizer great to use under makeup. It doesn’t feel heavy or cakey and soaks in to a nice matte finish. It has a great citrus scent and feels clean and refreshing.

Key Ingredients

Kombucha Detoxifies, hydrates, and improves elasticity while improving skin tone, texture and clarity as it brightens the skin and combats the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Acai Berry Heals and revives damaged skin cells while it infuses with minerals and vitamins A, B, C, and E

Argan Stem Cells Plant stem cells contain all the benefits of whichever plant they were derived from and Argan stem cells are the only type proven to penetrate the dermis of the skin which allows them to protect and revitalize skin cells

Willow Bark Cleanses and purifies pores while with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

Aloe Vera Polysaccharides Uplifts skin’s protective moisture barrier and soothes redness and irritation

The No-List

Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Sustainable, Fair Trade, Nature Derived, Certified Cruelty Free by Leaping Bunny,Certified Cruelty Free by PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies

Full Ingredients

Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Purified Water (Aqua), Vegetable Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Alcohol, Saccharomyces Xylinum (Kombucha) Black Tea Ferment, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Certified Organic Fruit Stem Cells (Argan, Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex, Panthenol, Allantoin, Stearic Acid, Certified Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Certified Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Tocopherol, Olive Squalane, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Certified Organic Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Leaf Oil

To Sum It Up

Healing acne is a breeze with any of these products. They’re natural and healthy for your skin while being super effective in fixing the acne you have and preventing new acne from forming.

For 100% organic acne solutions, check out Best Organic Acne Skin Care Products and Best Organic Acne Skin Care Products You Haven’t Tried and Eminence Organic Acne Skin Care products.