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Desert Essence

Daily Essential Moisturizer

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4 oz (120 mL) Cream

  • Utilizes natural jojoba oil and aloe vera for opulent, natural moisturizing



  • Fragrance and gluten free; vegan/vegetarian



  • For use day and night


Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer features jojoba and aloe vera for effective moisturizing. Nourish your skin with this light and gentle moisturizer, naturally scented with sweet smelling essential oil of geranium. Jojoba oil and aloe vera hydrate and restore skin's softness. Use daily to uplift your spirits and enliven your skin, leaving your complexion with a radiant glow. 

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Product Description:

Daily Essential Moisturizer

  • Utilizes natural jojoba oil and aloe vera for opulent, natural moisturizing



  • Fragrance and gluten free; vegan/vegetarian



  • For use day and night


Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer features jojoba and aloe vera for effective moisturizing. Nourish your skin with this light and gentle moisturizer, naturally scented with sweet smelling essential oil of geranium. Jojoba oil and aloe vera hydrate and restore skin's softness. Use daily to uplift your spirits and enliven your skin, leaving your complexion with a radiant glow. 

Product Label:

Daily Essential Moisturizer

INGREDIENTS (INCI): 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

DIRECTIONS: Massage small amount onto face and neck daily.

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

  • NO ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS OR ANIMAL TESTING
  • NO PARABENS
  • NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES/DYES
  • NO PETROLEUM COMPOUNDS INCLUDING
    • MINERAL OIL, PETROLATUM AND PARAFFIN
  • NO SLS, PEGS, PPG, MEA, DEA OR TEA
  • NO GLYCOLS
  • NO PHTHALATES
  • FRAGRANCE FREE.
  • GLUTEN FREE.
  • VEGETARIAN/VEGAN.

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Daily Essential Moisturizer

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Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer Reviews

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Moisturizer I love the Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturer. I makes my skin feel silky soft, and Swanson's prices are the best! August 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointing product from good company I have used other products from Desert Essence and this is the first one that has disappointed me. First, it has an slightly unpleasant (to me, at least) smell. Second, it did not moisturize well. My face felt tight and dry after using it. And if I used more, I actually had some irritation. And I do not have sensitive skin. Also, I used it once after an apricot scrub facial product and it caused an unpleasant tingling which I never had with any other product after the apricot scrub. I had to throw away an almost full jar. October 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value I like the fact that it's all natural and does the work. For the price I'm satisfied! September 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very light in everyway No scent so you could add your own essential oils for frangrance, that's a nice thing. This lotion is very light, the first time I used it I had to apply three times until my skin felt moisturized. It penetrated nicely though (maybe my skin was dryer than I realized!) Now that I'm used to it I use more the first time and it seems to keep my skin feeling smooth and moisturized. I use it all over except my face where I do need more moisture, but if your skin is oily, it would work great on your face too. July 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shame on Desert Essence I understand from reading many older, past reviews of this product on the internet that people used to love it, and the ingredient list was much better. But they have cheapened the ingredients and made it worse now. The worst thing, which made me decide to just return it and not even try it, is the fact that it now contains a scary-sounding ingredient, sodium hydroxide, which is a form of LYE. This ingredient is causing loads of people everywhere to get anything from irritation to redness and burns on their face. This is the ingredient that causes what Desert Essence calls "a radiant glow." I was afraid to try it. July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent & Healthy Moisturizer No strong fragrance, absorbs quickly into skin and moisturizes right away. I also like that there are no potentially toxic ingredients according to the EWG Skin Deep website. A great price and a great moisturizer! I highly recommend! December 10, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very natural This moisturizer is the most chemical-free I have found. I like how it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy, oily feeling on your skin. Yet, skin feels soft and smooth. A little goes a long way. August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wonderful natural moisturizer I'm quite satisfied! This moisturizer is very light, has not given my (rather sensitive) skin any problems and leaves it feeling smooth. It doesn't hurt that the brand has a really good rating on EWG, as well. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and smooth I have been using this moisturizer for awhile and am very pleased with it. It is light and goes on smoothly and absorbs into my skin quickly. Makeup applies easily afterward. I have never had an issue with skin irritation with this product. June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by just what I was looking for exactly what I need to take care of my skin. a product that is safe for my face and my world. June 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best lotion yet This is the only lotion i've found that is natural, inexpensive, and doesnt leave my face feeling dry after application. I use it every night before bed and love it. June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good base for essential oils! I love this base for adding my essential oils and use as a face cream. It is light and nongreasy. June 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst reaction ever When I first applied it it felt very drying and two or three minutes later my face started to turn completely red and with a burning feeling.Sadly it will have to go in the garbage. May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product/Affordable I love this product and it is affordable. Why have you discontinued it? February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Please continue carrying this product! It's hard to find a vegan moisturizer in the first place, not to mention one that also is fragrance-free and cruelty-free. Plus this product also has brought so many compliments on my skin, and people have asked what I use. Especially in the winter, waking up with skin feeling dry and tight, this moisturizer is like a drink of water that smooths out my skin and instantly gives a younger appearance. Other brands I have tried don't feel as good. September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bring it back!!! This is a great product. I'm almost out and now I find out it's discontinued!?!?! Bring it back please. August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturiezer I've bought this for years. Great if you want a light non greasy feel and good for acne prone skin. What happened? Bring it back please :) July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best ever! Started using this product almost a year ago and totally love it. It moisturizes without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin like other moisturizers I've tried. I'm almost out now and it's not available. I don't know what I'm gonna do if I can't get more. It's so difficult to find a good moisturizer. July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My daughter and I love this product!  This is an absolutely essential part of our daily moisturizing regimen and we cannot find it anywhere.  What is going on?  I am down to 1/2-inch in my jar.  July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I also want it back! This great moisturiser with a matte finish on your skin.  I have oily skin & it is much better for me than the oil control lotion you make.  Please bring it back! July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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  July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! This product is my favorite. It even helps rid my hands of dermatitis. I recommend it to everyone. May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! February 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by allergic reaction worked well for the first month, but then had an allergic reaction to it. February 2, 2014
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