Which Store Brand Moisturizer Are You Using?
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:31 AM
Dan and I are wanting to update the store brand moisturizer recommendations. We just are not completely thrilled with the ones we have here: http://www.acne.org/...ucts-guide.html
Is there anything better out there that you have tried and find works well with The Regimen? If so, we want to hear about it. We are wanting to know what you guys are using and specifically we are wanting to find suitable moisturizers that don't have potentially problematic ingredients in them. http://www.acne.org/...genic-list.html
Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:07 AM
There are two downsides, though. One, it's probably not the best for people with really dry skin. And two, there's no SPF. They DO have a Neutrogena with SPF however.
Here are all the types of this moisturizer (sensitive skin, SPF 15, SPF 35, combo skin):
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:20 PM
CeraVe includes ceramides, hyaluronic acid,and essential emollients. It is $12, so an affordable price point. It is stocked pretty much everywhere.
It is kind of like Cetaphil in that it caters to acne sufferers and people wanting gentle, simple products, but honestly it really outdoes Cetaphil in the ingredients it uses and the effectiveness of the formulation. CeraVe soaks into the skin much better than Cetaphil. It used to be prescription-only because of its patented time-released multivescular emulsion mechanism.
CeraVe also has a CeraVe AM which is its moisturizer combined with 30 SPF. It is one of the most cosmetically elegant sunscreens I have ever used.
CeraVe PM adds niacinamide to the formula. This has a great NOTICEABLE redness reducing effect for people on benzoyl peroxide. Niacinamide is also in the AM formula, but not in the basic Moisturizing Lotion for those who don't want the extra ingredient.
From their site:
How CeraVe® Works
What makes CeraVe Skincare products so remarkable is that they work to help restore and maintain the skin barrier — the skin’s natural protective function.
What else makes CeraVe so special?
• CeraVe is the only skincare line with unique, patented Multivesicular Emulsion (MVE®) delivery technology which used to be available only in prescription formulations
• CeraVe contains special skin-nurturing and protective ingredients including essential ceramides that moisturize and soften skin and help to repair and maintain the skin barrier
• CeraVe was developed with dermatologists to help skin barrier repair in conditions such as eczema, psoriasis & dry skin
• CeraVe can be used alone or may complement certain topical medications used for eczema, psoriasis, acne, & rosacea
• CeraVe offers therapeutic benefits without a prescription — and an elegant formulation with essential ceramides — at an affordable price
The Role of MVE® Technology
The unique, patented Multivesicular Emulsion (MVE®) delivery technology in CeraVe Skincare products provides multiple layers of skin-nurturing and protective ingredients to the skin slowly over time.
The advanced MVE® delivery technology in CeraVe® ensures that these ingredients—including essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and emollients, that moisturize and soften skin—penetrate deeply into the skin to hydrate and nourish. It is also designed to allow for continued absorption of these ingredients throughout the day while “locking in” precious moisture.
This means that CeraVe® Skincare products keep working to help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier long after you apply them.
Other Products with MVE® Technology
Unique, patented MVE® delivery technology is only available in products from CORIA Laboratories. Importantly, MVE® delivery technology is designed to compliment the therapeutic effect of a medication.
MVE® is a registered trademark of Healthpoint, Ltd., and used under license
The Role of Niacinamide
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) has been clinically proven to boost the skin’s natural production of ceramides and essential fatty acids for barrier repair. Niacinamide also helps repair DNA damage from sun exposure and helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles.
Niacinamide is contained in CeraVe® Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM and CeraVe® Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid
CeraVe® also contains hyaluronic acid (HA), an essential nutrient that allows the skin to hold on to water. It is important to realize that healthy skin contains about 30% water.
HA is necessary to keep skin healthy because it brings water up to the top layer of the skin and ensures that it remains hydrated. Without proper hydration, skin can become dry, cracked and wrinkled.
The Role of Ceramides
Ceramides comprise multiple layers of lipids in the skin and play an essential role in retaining water in the skin. Ceramides play a central role as water regulators primarily because of their abundant presence in the skin and high capacity to prevent water loss. This is why ceramides are so effective in creating a barrier-recovery effect.
Edited by Green Gables, 12 October 2012 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:00 PM
Aqua, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Maltodextrin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid
UPDATE: I think I know why this moisturiser has good oil control, I reckon it's because of the Aluminium Starch. Because I suffer from excessive sweating, I use a prescription deodorant with 20% aluminium, which does the job, but apparently can enter your system through the sweat glands and that's not too great. The way it works is by literally blocking the sweat glands full of aluminium and it is incredibly drying. There a few risk associated with using aluminium topically for extended periods of time, by that I mean 5+ years. Just thought I'd mention this.
Edited by armadillo, 17 October 2012 - 01:51 PM.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
I'm going to try, The Naked Bee Vitamin C SPF 30 Moisturizer:
I think that a vitamin c + SPF is certainly something you need in your moisturizer! Getting rid of dark spots + keeping them off is something that I need for the DK system!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:33 AM
I have combination skin, it's dry on some parts and t-zone is really oily. I'm currently using Olay but the oiliness and dryness are still there. I think I'm going to try Cetaphil, the Neutrogena oil-free lotions before, but it just doesn't work for me.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:52 AM
I use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel in the AM. It's pretty expensive but it does last me about 3-4 months. I pair it with Celeteque Anti-Wrinkle Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 (I think this a local brand from the Philippines, not sure if this is sold elsewhere).
At night I use my Cetaphil Lotion.
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