Oh, how I love my unscented products! I am definitely a fan of (natural) scented products if the scent is subtle, but all too often I find myself becoming either irritated by, or tired of, the same scent if I use it every day. But this new generation of hand and body lotions is pure unscented bliss!
These guys are new on the North American scene. Hailing from Australia, they’re famous for their Lanolips lip balm. All of their products contain lanolin, which is basically purified oil from sheep’s wool. (It’s vegetarian but not vegan, if you’re wondering.) Fun fact: it’s actually a huge source of the vitamin D we get in naturally derived supplements! Another fun fact: purified lanolin is the stuff many mums use to help heal cracked or bleeding nipples from breastfeeding. This particular product isn’t straight lanolin, but I love how rich this cream is, without being sticky or slippery, which lanolin can sometimes be on its own.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau*, Lanolin*, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Butrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Glycerin*, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate*, Cetearyl Glucoside*, Cetearyl Olivate*, Sorbitan Olivate*, Carrageenan*, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum (nat)*, Tocopherol (Vit E)*, Milk*, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Citric acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*, Beta-Carotene (Ci 75130)* *naturally detrived
Curelle is such an under-the-radar company, they don’t even have their own website up and running! (But check out their Facebook page for more info.) They’ve been pumping out unscented beauties for ages now, including the most lovely mild shampoo and conditioner, and their ingredients are impeccably clean. This lotion is light and has the most beautifully subtle scent (even though there’s no fragrance added). I use it all over my legs after shaving. I’ve been using it for years, as you can probably see from my half-full (or is it half empty?) bottle in the photo.
Ingredients: Distilled water, cetearyl glucoside, organic Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, sucrose cocoate, vegetable glycerin, D-alpha tocopherol (natural Vitamin E), panthenol (provitamin B5), Lonicera japonica
While I wouldn’t use this cream on my face due to its silicone content, it’s perfect for rough hands and dry cuticles. I love stashing the small bottle in my purse for on-the-go dry skin emergencies.
Ingredients: Colloidal Oatmeal 0.50%,Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Squalane, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus, Ceramide 3
Squalane oil is a huge player in the skincare game these days. It’s a lovely weightless oil that’s perfect for all skin types, including oily and/or sensitive, and won’t clog pores. The fantastic Michelle of The Skincare Edit explains why it’s such an incredible skincare product in this blog post. Personally, I like to use it under my moisturizer best, and I also use it to tame flyaways and smooth hair.
Ingredient: 100 Percent Sugarcane-Derived Squalane