Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Review 9


Trader Joe's Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Review

Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Review

Due to the fact that I am frequently trying new products to review and recommend, it’s rare that I repurchase a moisturizer. Not only have I repurchased this moisturizer for myself, but for my husband as well. We both use this face lotion every morning.

This, my friends, is a fabulous, basic moisturizer. On the packaging you will not find any ridiculous, outlandish claims, which is one of my favorite things about it. It is great for every day, because it has broad spectrum protection and SPF 15. In spite of the Zinc Oxide (which is a great physical, sun-blocking ingredient!), this product blends into the skin easily. It also contains Octinoxate, which is a chemical ingredient that also protects from the sun. I like to add this to my neck, decolletage, and if I’m wearing a tank, to the tops of my shoulders. 

This face lotion can be purchased at Trader Joe’s for around $4.99. 

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Speaking of ingredients… lets talk about the first five of this moisturizer. I only talk about the first five for a couple of reasons: first, that it would take so much of my time to write about every single ingredient lists in products, and it would take much of your time to read about each and every one; and second, ingredients are listed in the order of their amount contained in the product. In my mind, the first several ingredients are the most important, because they comprise the most of the product. I hope that makes sense. ;) 

  1. Allantoin-moisturizing, soothing, it helps to regenerate cells, and it helps heal the skin. *
  2. Ascorbic Acid- a form of vitamin c which is an antioxidant, it is brightening, and stimulates collagen. 
  3. Caprylyl Glycol- an emollient, it is skin conditioning, and antimicrobial. **
  4. Cyclomethicone- an emollient, a humectant, and adds to the viscosity of the product. **
  5. Cyclopentasiloxane- lubricates and conditions the skin. ***

Trader Joe's Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Review

The things I really love about this product:

  • contains a broad spectrum SPF 15
  • has a fairly high dose of vitamin C
  • fragrance free, lightweight, cruelty free
  • doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy and I have no problem with applying my makeup over
  • inexpensive
  • don’t have any outlandish claims (I dislike marketing lies!)
  • the packaging does a decent job of protecting the product from the air and bacteria

I’d recommend this lotion to anyone who does not have dry skin as it will probably not be as moisturizing as needed. For my combination-oily skin, and my husband’s combination skin, it’s great! The next time you’re shopping for groceries in Trader Joe’s, toss this little guy into your cart. ;) 

my rating 5.5

jessica @ frosting&facials

sources: * naturalwellbeing.com, skincareresourcecenter.com  ** ewg.org  *** truthinaging.com

 


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9 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Review

  • Staci

    Retinyl Palmitate is not a safe form of Vitamin A and some companies are removing it, or have removed it, from their products. Estee Lauder has done this as it’s been found to cause UV damage when exposed to the sun.

    • Jessica Post author

      There is definitely some controversy with this particular ingredient (which can be said for many ingredients!). In my personal experience, education, and study, I have not found any definitive evidence that it is harmful. I think it’s important for each of us to do our research, and decide for ourselves what we will and will not put on our skin. Thank you for sharing your stance. :)

      • Staci

        On EWG’s site they have an article titled “The Problem With Vitamin A” which talks about it.

        What have you read? I’d like to look into it. I have family members that have had cancer and so I try and keep up with this stuff. Thanks!

        • Jessica Post author

          It’s great to be informed about ingredients, so I’m glad that you’re doing your research! I think more consumers should educate themselves. :) Here are a couple of articles on “the other side” of the debate:
          American Academy of Dermatology
          Skin Cancer Foundation
          There’s also a book called A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter, which might be helpful to you.
          Clearly there are two sides to every issue, so as I said before, it’s great to do as much research as you can (from multiple sources) and make your own informed decision.

          • Staci

            Thank you , Jessica, that’s very helpful! I will definitely check out the links you shared! Not heard of that book so I’ll look into that as well. Is it a book that gets updated when new info arises? Thanks!