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Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer

6.00 fl. oz. for $ 5.99
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Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer is a straightforward, fragrance-free moisturizer that delivers lightweight hydration. It’s not the most advanced moisturizer formula out there, but it doesn’t promise to be, either.

With a thin, lotion texture dispensed via pump bottle, Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer initially feels wet but absorbs nicely into skin. It’s not going to be emollient enough for truly dry skin, but anyone with normal to combination, or even slightly oily skin should do just fine with it.

Skin is treated to several beneficial antioxidants and while most are used in low amounts, the cumulative amount will still deliver benefits. Just keep in mind that the clear bottle packaging exposes them to light, which destabilizes those ingredients (including the retinol) prematurely. The workaround is to store the bottle in a dark place (i.e. drawer or cabinet) to ensure maximum potency, but considering it doesn’t come in a box, it’s already exposed to light on the store shelf, so some of the damage is already done.

The bottom line: We appreciate that Trader Joe’s doesn’t make crazy promises here. If you need a basic but good moisturizer to get you by, this fits the bill at a budget-friendly price.

  • Provides lightweight hydration.
  • Contains several antioxidants.
  • Fragrance free.
  • See-through packaging limits the effectiveness of the formula.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Trader Joe’s Oil-Free Antioxidant Moisturizer is very gentle and leaves no shine. It is a dermatologist-formulated, non-irritating lotion for which your skin will thank you.

Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Ethylhexyl (Octyl) Palmitate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate-60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexyglycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum (Thickener), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Sorbic Acid, Soluble Collagen, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Pomegranate Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Coffea Arobica (Coffee) Seed, Chamomile Flower/Leaf Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Stearate, Phytonadione (Vitamin K1), Menadione (Vitamin K3), Hydrolyzed Silk, DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), Copper PCA, Retinol (Vitamin A), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10),Thioctic Acid (Alpha-lipoic acid), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Polysorbate-20, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phospholipids.

Trader Joe’s is a California-based grocery chain best known for its eclectic mix of gourmet, organic, vegetarian, and staple food products, most sold under the Trader Joe’s name. Its stores are generally no-frills and utilitarian, with a focus on lower-priced products that are still of high quality.

That same low price, high quality philosophy informs the store’s house brand of personal hygiene products, including its skin care line. There isn’t a lot that’s flashy or innovative; rather the focus is on staples, with some skin-boosting products in the mix as well.

For the most part, Trader Joe’s gets it right, with basic but reliable ingredients. There are a few items that include fragrance ingredients (including a face wash and rose face mist that absolutely should be avoided), but overall, if you’re looking to pick up a does-what-it-says, stripped-down moisturizer while you’re out shopping for groceries, the options here are better than you might expect given their prices.

You can find out more about Trader Joe’s as a store at Its skin care products are sold in-store only.

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