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#21 rom86

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

I've been doing the regimen for about 12 days now. In the first few days BP made my skin go horrible dry where I couldn't even open my mouth! And it still does but Simple light hydrating moisturizer and a bit of Jojoba oil really does the trick.. So far so good..

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:16 PM

skinner05: Looking forward to hearing about that Natural Thinking moisturizer. Might get some if it's working out well for you as I experience pretty severe dryness still after a long time on the Regimen. Currently using Dan's moisturizer and it's so good but shipping is way expensive (I'm not from the UK but I get my Panoxyl from there).

I'm also thinking about trying that vaseline moisturizer at chemist direct someone recommended in this thread. Looks pretty promising, I've heard some great things about using vaseline for your face.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:03 PM

Been using the moisturiser for 3 days now. Not allergic to it which is a good start.

Seems to calm my naturally red skin down a bit. A little seems to go quite a long way and has completely got rid of any dry skin. If anything it makes me too shiny on my nose and forehead but i can live with that. It is a bit thick so does stick in my stumble a bit so need to be a bit more sparse in said areas

So far, definitely good. Have to wait and see if I break out over the next week

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

Oilatum natural repair face cream

Aqua, olea europeae, glycerin, pentylene glycol, palm glycerides, olus, oleic triglycerides, hydrogenated lecithin, squalane, betaine, palmitamide MEA, acetamide MEA, sarcosine, hydroxyethlcellulose, sodium carbomer, carbomer, xanthan gum

even though it says its for dry sensitive skin i have combo skin and LOVE IT. only con is it's abit greasy/doesn't sink in quickly so I use it for pm smile.gif no risky ingredients and they're natural! havn't heard of this breaking anyone out


seriously try it it's soooo good! only £8 aswell which I think is pretty good

hope this helps!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:54 PM

hey mcJonas thanks for the suggestion i alsways see that moisturiser around but ive always been reluctant to try it. i think when all fails im going to give it a shot for my really dry skin

#26 madprofessor

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:48 PM

sorry haven't got time at the minute to do a complete write-up but I've been using Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser for the last couple of months and it's doing pretty nicely.

I previously tried the Simple oil-balancing moisturiser with zinc PCA however this blocked my pores and caused me to break out in very small red spots all over. Funnily enough more recently I gave the cleanser from the same range a go and its actually working quite well. Make of that what you will...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:55 AM

Hi guys i'm new here.. I've just gone n bought Simple Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser & I'll be using it for a week or 2 just to see how i get on as i also bough the Panoxyl 2.5% And Clean & Clear Exfoliating Face Wash and i'm going to order Some Jojoba Oil.. Will post bk in a week 2 let u all know how it goes

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:16 PM

I swear by Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser. I've tried switching before and everything else I've ever tried over the past 3 years, most recently, Cetaphil and Nivea Oil-Free Day Cream, has always broke me out / not moisturised enough, so I always go back to it and regret ever doubting it.

Neutrogena Stings a bit, and tends to make my face go red for an hour or so after I apply it but without a doubt it's the best, and in my opinion, only moisturiser which both doesn't break me out and moisturises enough.




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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

Oxy anti-spot balm ('engineered for male skin' but i'm sure lasses could use it too)

Ingredients:
Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Zea mays starch, Glycerin, Sodium chloride, Lactic acid, Dimethicone/ Vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Dimethicone copolyol, Panthenol, PPG-3 Myristyl ether, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 Dimethicone, Isoceteth-10, Parfum, Silica, Zinc PCA, Hydrolised algin, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Zinc sulphate, Alpha-isomethyl ionone

As you can see, looks pretty good, with just one questionable ingredient (zinc sulphate). I personally have found this less irritating than any other moisturiser I have ever tried.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:25 AM

I think the best moisturiser available has to be jojoba oil.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Has anyone else just tried plain and simple aqueous cream like E45. Maybe it's just me but it sinks n so quickly, non greasy &&&& I don't break out :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

I've probably tried every moisturiser going and have settled on Clinique's "M-Gel Lotion" myself. As it's a Gel, it feels more hydrating than a cream and mixes well with Jojoba Oil and on-top of something like PanOxyl AquaGel.

Full Ingredients List as per the below:

Aqua, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene, Glycol, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Cucumis Savitus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D'Orge, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Caffeine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Polysilicone-11, Silica, Lactobacilus Ferment, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Oleth-10, Laureth-23, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-4, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Co-polymer, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Di-Sodium Edta, Yellow-5 (CI 19140), Red-4 (CI 14700), Yellow-6 (CI 15985), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol (ILN35577)

As an addendum, I'd like to give a huge thumbs-down to Nivea For Men. I don't know what it is, but it somehow manages to feel both greasy while having a chalky, cheap matted quality. It doesn't absorb very well into my skin and breaks me out like I'd washed my face with Butter.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:51 AM

Been using the Simple Hydrating Light for about a month now and think it might be a keeper. The consistency is sort of similar to the Complex 15 I was using. Not to heavy but at the same time, does a good enough job at moisturising. I've wanted to get my regimen down to all products I can buy on the high street which I've now done.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

Has anyone else just tried plain and simple aqueous cream like E45. Maybe it's just me but it sinks n so quickly, non greasy &&&& I don't break out Posted Image


Yep, i'm using E45 and it's working a treat

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

I'm just starting the regimen today. Has anyone else tried using just jojoba oil as a moisturiser? I have very curly hair that eats up moisturisers like you wouldn't believe, but most store-bought products that I could put in it contain ingredients that I don't want gluing up my hair or on my face. It turns out jojoba oil is quite good for hair conditioning and it's been my habit for the last year to use it on my face as my only moisturiser - the fact that I've found a one-ingredient product to use on both my hair and face is freaking AMAZING. I couldn't use the amount that is recommended for moisturising in the regimen because it'd be too oily - in fact, the 5 or 6 drops that most people seem to add to other moisturisers is fine for me. Jojoba oil is supposed to help regulate the oil production of your face and although I still get oily skin it's not as bad as it was.

I also use grapeseed oil instead sometimes but I'm unconvinced that it's as good :/

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide -
Aqua/Water,Squalane, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexyl-Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol

These are the ONLY ingredients it contains - I double checked the packaging.

All these ingredients got a smiley face in Paula Begoum's directory, apart from Sodium Hydroxide which go a so-so face . Apparently Sodium Hydroxide is fine in small quantities and can be used to regulate PH balance on the skin - but not so good in large quantities.

This is absolutely brilliant stuff. I have been using it for about 8 months now. It got me through a 7 month course of Roaccutane with barely any irritation at all. It's soothing, non greasy and leaves no residue. My only gripe is that they don't do a SPF version of this. HG!

You can get it in Boots - I use it with the LRP Effaclar Foaming Facial Wash.

Edited by Roisin75, 26 March 2012 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Simple 'kind to skin' hydrating light moisturiser Posted Image


+1.

Cheap for £2
Btw, Clean & Clear's moisturizers usually available in Home Bargains / 99p store are also good

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

I have been using a few moisturisers that people don't seem to have heard of and I have gone through the ingredients using your sources, so here is what I have found.

La Roche Posay Effaclar H

Ingredients


Aqua/Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Polyacryldmethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance

Brief Review
This moisturiser is described as a compensating moisturiser and is specifically for those who have been on acne treatments such as Roaccutane, but also other topical or oral treatments that have dried the skin and made it fragile. It was tested on 30 patients who had been taking Roaccutane for one month. You can visit their website for more information on this moisturiser. Just search for La Roche Posay Effaclar H.

My personal experience with this product has been mixed. As soon as I tested a small bit on the back of my hand I noticed immediately the fragrance. They have obviously added a fragrance, something that La Roche Posay seem to do in a lot of their products, as is shown in the ingredients list, and that was quite worrying. I tried it and it does a good job of moisturising the skin. It does stay on the skin and not really sink in, but after you wash your face you can feel that it has moisturised quite well. I have found that it causes me to break out a little, so I am not sure I will be continuing using it. It is more for those who have finished a course of Roaccutane or perhaps another treatment and have little chance of acne coming back. It is designed to help repair the skin after such a harsh treatment and probably not for use whilst you have acne.



I have another La Roche Posay moisturiser I have used that I will post in here soon. This one is more for those of us who have acne and need a moisturiser. There is also another sebum-regulating one from La Roche Posay that I have not tried and that is new. I will post some reviews of other 'oil free' moisturisers I have used too. :)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Im contemplating trying the Simple "kind to skin" hydrating light moisteriser

Here are a list of the ingrediants:

Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Bisabolol, Methylparaben, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Mica, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Serine, Sorbitol, Urea, Titanium Dioxide, Pantolactone, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Allantoin.



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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

I've tried every moisturiser in the UK and many from the US. The best I've found, hands down, is A-Derma Face and body treatment cream, mixed with A-Derma Epitheliale AH Skin Repair. They're relatively inexpensive for the quality. I adore them and the only thing that doesn't upset my super sensitive skin.