Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer Review

What do you look for in a moisturizer? Usually your skin type and preference determine that. I like something hydrating and rich that I can feel on the skin but isn’t too heavy or sticky. I have dry skin so I need moisture and something without a ton of fragrance. But if you have oily skin, you probably look for something completely different? Finding a good moisturizer is tough!

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer is a hydrating cream that is fragrance-free. The name Vegan Milk perfectly describes it, it’s not the richest or thickest cream but it’s not a gel that melts away. It’s a lightweight, hydrating texture that’s so ideal because it’s not greasy or sticky. It can work for all skin types due to this.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer Review

This moisturizer is a simple dream! The packaging, formula and price is efficient and worth the money for what you get. The formula itself is lightweight hydration that works for all skin types. No sticky, oily or greasy feeling. It’s texture is great for adding hydration into your skincare routine or priming before makeup.

It layers well with other products and absorbs into the skin fairly quickly. It’s not the most hydrating cream ever so if you have dry skin, you’ll probably want to layer it with a good oil or hydrating serum. That being said, it could still work for oily skin types, especially in winter.

The ingredients list is clean as there’s no perfume, parabens or phthalates. It’s considered clean at Sephora which has a laundry list of chemicals that it’s free of. I’ve noticed that sometimes fragrance free products smell weird. This has virtually no smell which is nice.

The price is relatively affordable for what you get. Especially since it’s comparable to hundred dollar face creams! The packaging is a bright yellow pot that feels heavy, luxe and unlike any other skincare product. It’s not the fanciest product with crazy, promised results but it’s simple and that’s why it’s so good.


  • Sleek yellow packaging looks great on your vanity. It’s heavy and feels luxurious.
  • Pretty affordable for a moisturizer of this caliber.
  • Fragrance-free. Paraben and phthalate free.
  • Vegan milk gives it a lightweight hydration that’s not heavy or sticky.
  • This can work for all skin types.
  • This moisturizer has a great ingredient list!
  • Milk Makeup is vegan and cruelty-free.
  • This is gluten-free.
  • It comes in a mini size that’s great for testing out the product before committing.
  • It’s easy to find online. Milk Makeup has sales often so there’s a good chance you can try this product on sale.
  • Sensitive skin friendly.


  • The price may be steep for a basic moisturizer since it’s a no frills formula.
  • Contains shea butter which can be comedogenic (pore clogging) to some.
  • The moisturizer comes in a pot which some people don’t like for hygienic reasons.
  • If your skin is very oily, you may favor a gel moisturizer.
  • Some reviewers said this was too thick for their skin.


Ingredient standouts: This formula is fragrance free. It’s also ‘Clean at Sephora’ which means – Clean at Sephora products are formulated without: Sulfates—SLS + SLES, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing agents, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban, Undisclosed synthetic fragrances.

It’s star ingredients:

  • Desert Milk™: Hydrates with extracts from plants that thrive in arid environments.
  • Fig Milk, Shea Butter, and Oat Milk: Refresh, soften, and soothe dry skin while also calming and comforting.
  • Argan Milk, Grapeseed Oil, and Olive-Derived Squalane: Seal in moisture and provide antioxidant benefits.

Oat milk and squalane are great for adding hydration and helping irritated skin. You can find Milk Makeup’s blacklist of ingredients, here.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ceteth-20, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Dicarboxymethyl Alaninate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Propanediol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Glycolate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

Where to buy it

Milk Makeup products are available at Sephora and They are also available on their website

The website gives free shipping to orders $30 and over!

Final Thoughts

If you’re in need of a new moisturizer, the Milk Makeup Vegan Milk moisturizer is fantastic! It’s affordable, the ingredients are great, the packaging is pretty and it works for many skin types. Whether you’re oily, dry or normal – this can work for you. It offers lightweight hydration with the help of oat milk, squalane and argan milk. It hydrates but never leaves the skin feeling sticky. If you’re worried a moisturizer could break you out, this isn’t the one.

Milk Makeup has good brand ethos so when you purchase from them, you know you’re getting vegan and cruelty-free products. They’re cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny so there is no discrepancy in their stance. They’re expanding their line of skincare and if you enjoy their moisturizer, they have a Vegan Milk Cleanser! It’s a great line and we can’t wait to see what they add next….maybe a vegan milk eye cream? We’re ready!