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In Serious Need Of A Good Moisturizer

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Lately my skin has been a disaster, I've been trying new moisturizers for a month now ever since i noticed my skin just getting dryer and dryer.

I went into some research to the products I was already using, like my alpha hydrox face wash and glycolic lotion, to find out that the ingrediants were really bad and probably making my acne worse. I only just realised that today.

I have decided to use oatmeal milk as a cleanser, but I am stuck on a moisturizer. As of now I put on some good old dr organic manuka cream which always seems to calm my skin down, however I am scared it may break me out in the long run as it contains ingrediants that may clog my pores, though I've used it on and off for years and I haven't noticed any problems, but I know I need a light but hydrating moisturizer.

Obviously I am searching for one with no bad ingrediants and that is non Comedogenic, anyone help? I seriously need advice.

And please don't suggest jojoba oil, because it broke me out really bad.

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From what i learn: If your skin is oily don't use a moisturizer, if your skin is like dry like you over wash let it produce sebun enough to tell that your skin better, i use avenoo clear complexion daily moisturizer it wont clog pores, helps fight acne well nourish the skin, and improve skin tone.

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well, i've heard even if you have oily skin it's good to moisturize.

Mine is very dry. I am guessing from over washing from my facewash not to mention it has SLS in it, i was shocked.

Well I was looking into the aveeno range, and it england they don't sell facial moisturizers. It's a real bummer. and i need something fast

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I use Cerave, doesn't clog pores....if you want to go natural why not try jojoba oil?

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I think you should stick with the moisturiser you're already using if it's causing you no problems. Ingredients that clog pores for some, are fine with others. It's whatever is working for you personally that matters. And if you've had no break outs from it then it seems like it's not clogging your pores at all.

Sounds a bit strange but I use an eye cream on my face when the weather is warm as it's lighter than my normal face balm. Eye creams are ideal for using on damaged, sensitive skin as they're designed for very delicate under eye skin. Most also contain ingredients that are anti-inflammatory, anti- puffy, used to fade dark circles etc, so it makes sense that that would also be good for blemishes too. The one I use is ... *Moderator edit, Link removed - read the board rules* Product name is good enough :)Their products are expensive but they're worth a browse through.

Jojoba oil might be good for you too as it's meant to balance skin. I haven't used it personally because I seem to be allergic to using oils neat on my skin. X

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Have patience with regular methods! Try to stop using so much moisturiser on your skin, your skin has adapted to this stimulus by ceasing to moisturise itself.

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Hi thanks for the replies.

I am sticking to the manuka cream, but it's too rich to use as a base for makeup is why I wanted to find another one, i bought this la rouche light moisturizer on a whim, as it is has no agrivating ingrediants in it. I have put it on combined with my manuka and will see the results in the morning.

Also I had no luck with Jojoba, it broke me out really bad, pure oils just don't go well with my skin.

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no no my problem is that I am not moisturizing enough at all, the moisturisers that I had been trying and the one I kept using because I thought was safe, just didn't moisturise my skin at all, not to mention the face wash I was using was just stripping my skin. My skin actually amazingly feels a bit better today after not putting on the alpha hydrox lotion, and just putting on the manuka, it seems to have recovered it a bit, but my skin still looks like shit.:P

Whats your thoughts on the La roche moisturizer?

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elovera cream and cetaphil(it suits many and many hate it; one must see for themselves)


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Dermasil for sensitive skin is awsome or the aveeno oatmeal moisturizer

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You've hit the dry brink. You can do two things use cetaphil moisturizer lotion for day and night till you feel its better, or use aquaphor over the weekend the whole day. Your face will be like a newborns baby butt.


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i've tried the cetaphil range, made me super greasy and breakout.

i am using this la roche moisturizer but I think it kinda sucks.

I am gonna check some of these suggestions out.. are they UK based, I kinda need something i can get from a local store. like boots.

You've hit the dry brink. You can do two things use cetaphil moisturizer lotion for day and night till you feel its better, or use aquaphor over the weekend the whole day. Your face will be like a newborns baby butt.

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hey, what kind of la roche posay are you using now? I checked their toleraine range and one of the moisturizer for sensitive skin has pore clogging ingredients. have you tried clinique ddmg or moisture surge?


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hey, what kind of la roche posay are you using now? I checked their toleraine range and one of the moisturizer for sensitive skin has pore clogging ingredients. have you tried clinique ddmg or moisture surge?

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hey, what kind of la roche posay are you using now? I checked their toleraine range and one of the moisturizer for sensitive skin has pore clogging ingredients. have you tried clinique ddmg or moisture surge?

which ingredients?

I am using their toleraine cleanser and the hydreane light moisturizer, they're suppose to be non pore clogging, i looked at the ingredients carefully and they have next to non.

Care to explain them or link me?


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The best moisturiser currently available in the UK to my knowledge is Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream Urea (5%).

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hey, what kind of la roche posay are you using now? I checked their toleraine range and one of the moisturizer for sensitive skin has pore clogging ingredients. have you tried clinique ddmg or moisture surge?

which ingredients?

I am using their toleraine cleanser and the hydreane light moisturizer, they're suppose to be non pore clogging, i looked at the ingredients carefully and they have next to non.

Care to explain them or link me?

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Rheks, non-comedogenic term in the packaging fools us. Even the sunscreen that I use says it's non comedogenic, but if I look up the ingredients. I find cetyl alcohol (acne rating:4). it depends on your skin, whether your skin can hold it or not. I personally avoid non-comedogenic ingredients when I'm going to buy a new product for my skin. you can analyze your skin product ingredients at cosdna, they have great resources.

currently, I'm using papulex soap free cleansing gel. It's alright and not drying. when I looked up the ingredients, I didn't find anything comedogenic, except it has dmdm hydantoin, but so far it doesn't irritate my skin. What about Neostrata? they have some face washes with AHA or PHA. it's pricey though.


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CeraVe products are what i recommend


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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Rheks, non-comedogenic term in the packaging fools us. Even the sunscreen that I use says it's non comedogenic, but if I look up the ingredients. I find cetyl alcohol (acne rating:4). it depends on your skin, whether your skin can hold it or not. I personally avoid non-comedogenic ingredients when I'm going to buy a new product for my skin. you can analyze your skin product ingredients at cosdna, they have great resources.

currently, I'm using papulex soap free cleansing gel. It's alright and not drying. when I looked up the ingredients, I didn't find anything comedogenic, except it has dmdm hydantoin, but so far it doesn't irritate my skin. What about Neostrata? they have some face washes with AHA or PHA. it's pricey though.

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I don't get the hype about cerave products. They are not 100% free of harmful ingredients, as they contain parabens.

I had luck with murad's clean scene moisturizer, even though it's for teenagers. I found it really soothing. Now I only use a night moisturizer (Image's ormedic bio-peptide moisturizer), and in the morning a hydrating serum with hyauluronic acid (skinceuticals), and an SPF primer (coverFX).

I also like Olay's Beauty Fluid (the pink one), which you can get in the UK too.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

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One of the best ones I've tried is the clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel. Lightweight but it gives me enough moisture throughout the day. It also sits under makeup really well.

If your skin isn't oily, they also have a lotion option. I opt for the gel because I had very oily skin.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

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I am not sure about clinque, I was looking at the ingredients of their stuff, and it's awful.

I don't get the hype about cerave products. They are not 100% free of harmful ingredients, as they contain parabens.

I had luck with murad's clean scene moisturizer, even though it's for teenagers. I found it really soothing. Now I only use a night moisturizer (Image's ormedic bio-peptide moisturizer), and in the morning a hydrating serum with hyauluronic acid (skinceuticals), and an SPF primer (coverFX).

I also like Olay's Beauty Fluid (the pink one), which you can get in the UK too.

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Clinique jacked my skin up. I worked for them. That's when all my f'in acne issues started. I used the ddmg. I would NEVER advise anyone, unless they are NOT prone to acne, to use their products. Not even their acne solutions line.

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I agree :) same with eucerin, they jacked my skin up so bad, my acne got ten times worse, i am still recovering from it now.

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Look into dermaquest niacinamide or any other moisturizer with niacinamide. I also use dermalogica ultra sensitive sunscreen but a high end zinc sunscreen is a must. Some people here also got good results from argan oil and boots cucumber moisturizer

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