Daily Essential Moisturizer

• Re-hydrates skin with regular use
• Restores skin’s softness
• Soothes and helps nourish, day or night

The essential oil of flowering Geraniums adds a soft, natural fragrance to this daily moisturizer fortified with Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera to soothe, restore and maintain the soft feel you love in your skin.

4 fl oz

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I have combination skin that ranges from extremely dry to totally oily in some areas. Oh, and it's sensitive and fussy to boot. This moisturizer makes my skin so soft without being greasy. I love the fact that there are no sketchy ingredients (this is huge) and the price is amazing. Every other natural facial moisturizer I've tried has always been a bit too pricey for me to fall in love with and feel good about using consistently. Plus, this 4 oz. jar lasts forever. The only thing I'm not happy about is that this stuff isn't available in more brick and mortar retailers.
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Above and beyond any other moisturizer! This stuff is pure heaven to my sensitive skin! I have been using this product for 2 years now along with the original face wash and my skin has never been more beautiful and smooth. It is not greasy, absorbs completely into my skin and gives the perfect base for makeup application. I also notice a huge difference in my skin after using it, smoother texture, fine lines are softened and dry patched healed. When I run out I have tried using other moisturizers in my bathroom and I always end up running to the store to restock this one! I have recommended this product to several friends and they all use it daily as well.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever! I have tried every moisturizer known to man, from the expensive departments store brands to the cheaper pharmacy brands. They always start out working ok, however over time create a build up of oily or sticky. I started using Desert Essence Essential Facial Moisturizer a year ago, and am completely sold. I never have issue with sticky/oily residue and for the first winter ever, I wasn't left feeling like I needed to re-apply multiple times daily - clearly "animal free" was the answer! Don't ever stop making this product - it's the best!
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Allergic Reaction I'm giving it a 3 for middle-range but only because I don't feel that I can fairly review it. It gave me an allergic reaction. I've never had an allergic reaction to any cosmetic in my life. This is the first time. The only food I'm semi-allergic to is onions. I put this on and I felt like my skin was being burned off everywhere I applied it. My skin also felt like it was being stretched and drying out where I applied it. It wasn't intolerable but it also didn't feel good. I finally went to look in the mirror and my face was red and blotchy. I had to wipe it off. So I wouldn't discourage this product but something about my body chemistry didn't like it and I figure it's good information for the company to know. I absolutely love the Thoroughly Clean face wash and I was sad and surprised this didn't work out for me.
Date published: 2011-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST! This is the best facial moisturizer I've ever used!  It doesn't smell, is very gentle on my sensitive skin, and it is completely non-greasy - it's wonderful stuff!  Please, don't ever stop making it Desert Essence!
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring this back!! This is my absolute favourite moisturizer of all time and it's been off the shelves for months! Please bring it back 
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This product is my favorite. It even helps rid my hands of dermatitis. I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable Daily Cream It is a different type of cream than you are used to - the hot feeling/tightening initially is from the aloe. that shows there's really a good amount of this super skin nutrient in there. Try putting regular aloe on your face, direct from the leaf - it lifts and tightens. The feeling subsides and makeup glides out. It's moisture without being slick, oily, etc. I have dry skin and it works great for me. Also great with other products like serums etc. I will try the heavier moisturizer for night now.
Date published: 2011-12-27
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Animal Derived Ingredients
Animal Testing
Artificial Fragrances or Dyes
Petroleum Compounds: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum or Paraffin


Gluten Free
Renewable Sources
Cruelty Free

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Palmitate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (Vegetable Derived), Propanediol (Corn Derived), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Plant Derived), Geranium Maculatum Oil (Plant Derived), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Gluconolactone, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

Massage small amount onto face and neck daily.