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Oil Free, Silicone Free, Alcohol Free, Fragrance Free Moisturizer

13 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

Any suggestions?

ok, I know there's been a zillion posts about "recommend me a good moisturizer!" but this is really specific.

I already use Pratima sunscreen spf 30, which uses no silicones or preservatives or alcohol, but it uses fragrances like rose and lavender. I really like it for the day, but I want to find one to use for the night- minus the fragrances. Im just not sure if the moisturizer is breaking me out or my new makeup.

Alcohol burns my skin (actually dries it out duh), oil obviously leaves skin too greasy, silicone clogges pores and creates a plastic coat on my skin, and fragrances are known to irritate acne. Thus the title and search.

I tried just moisturizing with jojoba oil, but it clogs my pores. It's good for removing eye makeup tho. maybe 1-2 drops is max to use.


Manuka Honey!!

13 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

I just wrote a review on this product. It is seriously amazing. I am tempted to post pictures of what my skin looked like 2 weeks ago before I started using this!

I won't bore you with my history. You can check out my first blog for information. Basically, I'm 21 and have had acne for the last decade, ranging from light to severe. As everyone on the boards, I've tried nearly every prescription, lotion, cleanser, tool, cream, etc.

Now, I've decided to take a very natural approach- no harsh chemicals or cleansers or prescriptions. I decided to buy raw manuka honey 15+ after reading reviews about it, and am SO THANKFUL for discovering it. My skin is hydrated, soft, and glowy for nearly the first time in my life. My friend thought I was wearing makeup and commented on my glowy skin. She couldn't believe I wasn't wearing makeup!

A few weeks ago, the pharmacist was suggesting I take accutane, but now my moderate-->severe acne is very mild-- light now. I cannot stop raving about this product!

I do have a question for those who use manuka honey, does you skin ever get used to it or build up a tolerance to it? I know if someone takes antibiotics for long periods of time, the bacteria mutate and become resistant to that antibiotic- especially if the person didn't finish the whole course. Any thoughts? Please try this amazing and natural treatment for your acne. smile.gif

BP and burned skin

10 April 2011 - 07:17 PM

I've been on the regimen for 9 weeks now, using 1 pump twice a day on my face, and on my body every other day or so. Last week, I put BP (using the new shipped bottle) and I broke out in a itchy rash all over where I put BP. I had to put calomine lotion all over which the rash went away in two days.

My question is, whether I should continue using BP. I've never experienced any problems on my body (maybe dryness.) I also have these really itchy patches on my cheeks. Either I rubbed accidentally too hard and "overexfoliated," or my skin just cant handle the BP anymore whistling.gif( I have reduced BP to once a day and a dime size amount, hoping that these itchy patches on my cheeks will heal. But the surface of these patches is rough, and if I scratch, then theres like fluid (kinda like popping a blister).

Other than that, my skin is looking good. Has anyone experienced something like this? I want to continue using BP, but I'm afraid I'm doing damage to my skin whistling.gif(

Orang/yellow tint to my face

22 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

My skin isn't as dry, so for some reason the moisturizer is actually sinking in my skin somehow. Now that my face isn't so red from the BP, I'm noticing that my skin has an orange/yellow look to it compared to my neck and chest. I am pretty fair skinned, so any redness/color change is quite noticeable. I use less jojoba oil, which makes my face less oily, but somehow helps the moisturizer absorb better for some reason.

Is there any way to avoid this orange/yellow tint? Even covering with mineral makeup doesn't help. Is there another oil that isn't yellow? haha is there such a thing?