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#1 TonyTheTiger

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

I am loving the regimen so far and the products but I was wondering, what is the closest and best choice for an alternative moisturizer similar to acne.org's moisturizer?
I ask because after I apply it and let it dry, my face has like an oily, yellow tint to it and feels as if it sits on top of my face rather than being absorbed.
I figured it was the jojoba oil that was already in the product causing this so if that's the case a different moisturizer would be needed.
Similar moisturizers would be a best bet I'm guessing, because I don't want to switch something out of the regimen and have a breakout.
If any one had this problem and found a solution. I'd greatly appreciate the help!

Edited by TonyTheTiger, 06 October 2013 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:50 PM

Cerave and Cetaphil moisturizing lotions work really well for me. Although some people on the boards had had issues with breakouts regarding cetaphil, I've never had that problem.

 

I use Cerave in the morning because it doesn't look greasy and then Cetaphil at night. It looks kinda greasy but I'm going to bed so it doesn't bother me. Plus is really gets my skin so much softer when I wake up in the morning.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thank you very much!(:
So cerave is a better choice for a non-greasy look? If so, is there any certain type I should get?

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

For me Garnier Pure Active Moisturizer with salisylic acid together with few drops of Jojoba oil work wonders! It's really fucking awesome, only when I switched to this moisturizer I started seeing significant results from the regimen! Here is the link for the moisturizer http://www.amazon.co...ier moisturiser and jojoba oil http://www.amazon.co...ords=jojoba oil !


Edited by davidof, 08 October 2013 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

After seeing your results, I am a little tempted in all honesty. Congrats!
I use Dan's AHA+ at night by its self though, so wouldn't salicylic acid in conjunction with AHA be too overwhelming for the skin?

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

Thank you very much!(:
So cerave is a better choice for a non-greasy look? If so, is there any certain type I should get?

 

Yup! Cetaphil can be pretty greasy looking in the day time. Although it does provide my face with better moisture, I prefer to use it only at night.

 

I just get the regular Cerave moisturizing lotion that comes in a big bottle with a pump.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


#7 davidof

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:12 AM

After seeing your results, I am a little tempted in all honesty. Congrats!
I use Dan's AHA+ at night by its self though, so wouldn't salicylic acid in conjunction with AHA be too overwhelming for the skin?

I don't think your skin would be 'overwhelmed' only it would start shedding a lot faster, but some skin care products like skin rejuvenating creams include both acid (alpha and beta) which would basically induce the same effect as applying your AHA and salicylic acid at the same time. But you can always just apply salicylic moisturizer in the morning and at night use non-salicylic moisturizer together with AHA.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

After seeing your results, I am a little tempted in all honesty. Congrats!
I use Dan's AHA+ at night by its self though, so wouldn't salicylic acid in conjunction with AHA be too overwhelming for the skin?

 

I really only use salicylic acid twice a week at most. I use it only the morning after I've had a night face of AHA only. For me it helps out the AHA and take away the skin build up I feel when I touch my face. You don't have to use it, I just find that adding it to my routine really gives me softer feeling 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 + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

If you have oil skin, try neutrogena oil free moisturizer or simple skincare's light moisturizer. Both have been my favorite throughout the regimen. Goodluck :)


AM: Simple foaming face wash; simple soothing facial toner; Dan's BP mixed with Aha+; simple protecting light moisturize
PM: Simple foaming face wash; simple soothing facial toner; Dan's BP mixed with Aha+; simple replenishing rich moisturizer 

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:27 PM

For the face cleanser I used powder oatmeal. My skin is very sensitive and I can't use store bought cleanser for long. I heard the oatmeal is good for acne (http://www.thedailyg...-460809#slide-2). I take a handful of oatmeal, and put it in a plastic bag. Then i take a weight (like a dumbbell or something canned) and I beat the bag of oatmeal until it is a fine powder. Then I take a sifter and strain the chucks out (or you could leave like it with the chucks if you want). 

 

And for the moisturizer I use garnier nutritioniste moisture rescue lightweight uv lotion spf 15. It really is light-weight, non-greasy and it protects you from the sun as well as moisturize. I never use to use sunscreen or moisturized because I hate the greasy, oily feeling they leave but this one is not like that. Once you let it dry on your face, it leaves your face feeling hydrated. http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B003RFA4QA

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

I love the Cetaphil Moisturizer Lotion. Yes, it's a bit heavy and can be a bit greasy, so if one was to wear makeup, I would suggest  a primer.  Merle Norman primer is an excellent choice as it doesn't have any silicone or lots of nasties for breakout prone skin.  If you don't wear makeup and would prefer a non-greasy moisturizer, I really like the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion in the gel formula...a bit more on the pricey side, but well worth it as you don't need much.  grinwink.gif


Edited by kamiller1972, 29 October 2013 - 03:08 PM.

Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

 

 

PM 

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP 

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

 

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

 

 

I've recently added a mask to my routine.  It's all natural and very cheap.  Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

 

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.  

 

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:44 AM

Here's what works for me:
 

Twice a day, I:

 

-Wash with Acne.org facewash in the shower, using the Loreal face scrubber (to remove flakes, etc)

-After that, still in the shower, I use the Neutrogena daily face scrub (it has AHAs so it smooths your skin and removes flakes)

-After my shower, first thing I use is the Acne.org moisturizer. I use 3 finger lengths, from the first knuckle to the tip

-After the moisturizer is dry, I apply the Acne.org BP. 

-After the BP is rubbed in, I wait for a little more to absorb, say 10min. 

-After this, anything that has not absorbed gets dabbed off with toilet paper.

 

Doing this, my face isn't shiny hours afterward/all day, and I have completely clear skin. Using BP twice a day is a must to get clear skin, everything else just gets rid of the flakes, so it's equally important. The result is smooth, clear skin that isn't shiny.