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Hi guys

acnemild here :dance:

have some mild to moderate acne on my nose :(

the rest of my skin isn't great but doesn't have acne though.

Regarding Dans Regime

Cleanser/Soap-Done

BP -Done

Now I've been trying to work out which moisturiser to use.

Weight of evidence suggests

Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream with 5% Urea

is the way to go

though I am aware that it has caused problems for some

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=118397

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=126189

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=134386

Moisturisers:

Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream with 5% Urea - The only moisturiser id suggest in the UK, id say 95% of UK members use this moisturiser, .............................

It is however an AHA moisturiser so id only suggest after a few weeks into the regimen

Question is

Due to the AHA content of Eucerin

what is a good moisturiser to use in the early weeks of regime?

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Further research indicates

Boots Botanics Pore Perfecting Moisture Lotion SPF 15

Nivea Visage Oil Free

are two good options or alternatively I have been advised that using Eucerin from the offset but taking it slowly (once a day) is an option.

I intend to journey to Boots TMRW to check whether the two moisturisers above are available.

All comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi there,

I started using the Eucerin 5% not long after I started using Panoxyl 2.5%. I've never had any problems with it, in fact it helped a lot as I was getting flaky skin around my chin and between my eyebrows which cleared up really fast. I currently use both once a day, BP at night and Eucerin in the morning.

It's worth giving it a go, especially if you intend to use it anyway in your regime. If it doesn't suit your skin, you will know about it soon enough and you can switch.

Helen

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Thanks for the reply Helen. :)

I went to Boots today and purchased

Boot Botanics Pore Perfective Day Moisture Lotion with SPF 15

£3.99 75ml which is £5.32 per 100ml

and

Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream with 5% Urea

£10.00 50ml which is a whooping £20.00 per 100ml

Boots didn't seem to stock Oxy on the Spot purchased that from Superdrug where it was on offer

£2.76 for a 20g tube which is quite small

Have started the regime this evening. :pray:

I have decided to start with the Boots Botanics and see how that goes, price is a major factor as well, I will definetly be whipping out the Eucerin in the next few weeks depending on how things go.

Inidentally

Nivea Visage Oil Free was

£3.48 100ml

and at a cheaper store we have here called Body Care it was

£2.99 100ml

Hope this goes well. I used to be so nice looking before the acne. :(

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Moisturisers:

Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream with 5% Urea - The only moisturiser id suggest in the UK, id say 95% of UK members use this moisturiser, .............................

It is however an AHA moisturiser so id only suggest after a few weeks into the regimen

Urea is not an alpha hydroxyacid... therefore this is not an AHA product. It is true that in sufficient quantity urea can modify keratinization, but at 5% its more of a humectant. It still holds the potential to irritate sensitive skins though.

The tiny amount of lactic acid (probably <1%) is used as a ph adjustor, not as an exfoliant.

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