Trader Joe's Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer

Trader Joe's Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer
Trader Joe's Nourish Oil-Free Moisturizer


61 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$


Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Ethylhexyl (Octyl) Palmitate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate-60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexyglycerin (Preservative), Shea Butter Fruit, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Xanthan Gum (Thickener), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Sorbic Acid (preservative), 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 D3), Polysorbate-20, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phospholipids

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Another one of my Trader Joe's favorites! I'm currently using the Trader Joe's All-In-One Cleanser, the Antioxidant Facial Serum, the Enriched Intensive Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer and the Oil-Free Antioxidant Moisturizer. A whole skin care routine and the products only cost $5.99 to $9.99!!! Unbelievable when I think how much I use to spend and not get the results I'm getting with these 4 must-have products. My skin looks renewed, silky smooth and glowing. I can't wait to wash my face everyday and moisturize! I even keep a bottle of the cleanser in my shower to use all over my body! At $5.99, who can resist!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Grey, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It's supposed to be oil-free, but it as shea butter in it and that makes it very greasy and a good moisturizer for the winter. It really is so greasy, everything you put on top of it will slide right off.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I liked how it faded my hyperpigmentation and provided light moisture and coverage. However, I felt that it slightly burned the skin around my mouth. My skin isn't sensitive to many things, but this was one of those instances.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I loved the packaging and the moisturizer itself is nice, but even though it says it's fragrance-free, this stuff smelled horrible to me. Maybe I got a bad bottle, or maybe my nose is just too sensitive, but I couldn't stand putting this on, so I threw it out. They have a new one, the "enriched intensive" version which is also fragrance-free, and actually is fragrance-free to my nose, so I switched to this one and will review it once I've had enough time with it.

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on 6/23/2016 9:42:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

For years I was using Jojoba oil as my moisturizer, but as I entered my 40's that just wasn't cutting it anymore. I went to to the other extreme and tried a $50 moisturizer that did nothing at all for my skin. I was skeptical about trying TJ Norish Moisturizer because I had tried a couple of other TJ face products and not had good results, but after the first couple of days I could tell it was making a difference. After a month, my prone-to-dry skin is perfectly balanced, and my T-zone isn't oily anymore!! And it hasn't cause any break outs. I use this in the mornings under makeup and the evenings before bed. It isn't a thick moisturizer, but not watery thin. It has no scent. Only four stars for the packaging because while the pump bottle is wonderful at home, I am going to have to transfer it to another container for travel. It is by far the best moisturizer I have ever used. I am so pleased!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green


This is my new HG moisturizer, largely because it is 1) cheap ($5.99 in the NW), 2) non-irritating for my very sensitive/red skin, and 3) oil-free.

It is loaded with great ingredients: aloe, shea butter, vitamins E, B5, A, and C, DMAE, collagen, ginko biloba, caffeine, calendula, green tea, hydrolyzed silk, copper, retinol, and CoQ, all-in-one that would normally be found in much more expensive products.

It does contain alcohol, but I have very sensitive, red-prone, Renova-abused skin, and I feel nothing but smooth goodness. It is very lightweight, sinks in very quickly, and moisturizes well without turning into any sort of grease slick.

One reason I tried it is because I started using MAC Body and Face, which is water-based. I've read on many blogs that using the same type of moisturizer and primer with the base formula of a foundation makes it last longer and prevents oxidization. Body and Face is water-based, so thought I would try this. So glad I did.

For those who don't know, Trader Joe's has the BEST return policy (on any product): even if you've eaten/used 3/4 of the contents, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked, and without a receipt. So no-risk: try it!


Mea culpa. I screwed up. I don't think I really knew what a good moisturizer was, so I thought, "oh yeah, all moisturizers make my skin a little red." So my comment above stating that there was nothing but "goodness" was a bit of a lie. I was just acclimated to everything making me red.

That this makes me LESS red than most moisturizers does not make it a good moisturizer for me. Been doing a lot of work on my skin now--I am taking steps to repair my very dehydrated skin, and the Shikai Borage is great for the day (over Mizon All in One and squalane).

So... here's where I'm an even worse person than just a liar... I saw TJ has a different product (Nourish Enriched Intensive Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer,, and wanted to try it. Same price, $5.99. I had used the oil-free on and off again for about three months (not much gone, really, but still...), and felt bad about just returning it... but I brought it in and exchanged it for the heavier version. So far, loving it! A lot of the same ingredients (plus niacinamide and bayberry) but no alcohol. It also has a much better pump.

So the two stars reflect not the quality of the product, but MY skin's "review" of it. Not great for sensitive skin. Sorry for lying :(

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on 2/1/2016 9:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Wish this moisturizer didn't irritate my eyelids and cause them to puff/swell up. I try not to apply it near my eyes but it seems to migrate down from the eyebrow area. Simple, beneficial ingredients so don't know what's causing the reaction. I use a retinol by Neutrogena for years with no problem so the retinol shouldn't be it. Convenient pump packaging. Lightweight moisturizer so I was excited to layer it with La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baum and Clinique Smart Oil during the winter and get some antioxidants. But during the second week of use my eyelids puffed up. It did leave my skin very soft and smooth plus it's fragrance free. I've got super sensitive dry skin...combo in the summer.

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on 1/15/2016 2:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I agree with most of the other reviews. The absolute best part about this moisturizer is that it does what it's supposed to do (moisturize) without irritating your skin. It does not improve the quality of my skin over time, protect me from the sun, or reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I have oily skin and this is a very good winter moisturizer for me. I mix it with sunscreen and acne cream. I think the reason I gave it 3 stars is because I think I can do better. But it's nice to use something that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or feel too heavy.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

on 8/21/2015 11:35:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Silver, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This is currently my PM moisturizer and I'm liking it because it does nothing. It doesn't smell, it doesn't burn/sting, it doesn't make me break out, and it doesn't turn my face red. At my age, I know I should be using something for wrinkles and all that, but everything I've tried irritates my face. This doesn't. It absorbs well and doesn't make me greasy. And it's cheap, cheap, cheap. And I love the pump. Enough said.

I want to add that some of the moisturizers that have given me problems include Cerave PM, Cetaphil lotion and cream, and Cerave cream.

11 of 12 people found this helpful.

on 4/29/2015 6:37:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this product. I had recently moved to a city with a really dry climate and my existing moisturizer wasn't doing it for me. I spotted this at Trader Joe's and was excited to try it since it was cheap and it had anti-oxidants, which must be a good thing right?

I used it for about two weeks, and my cheeks started to burn from the use. Since I haven't been using anything else on my face, I'm guessing something in the moisturizer is irritating my skin, which is unfortunate since its really cheap, its all natural packaging and comes in a really handy size. 3 stars just for that.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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