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wellknell

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  1. Here are the non-OCM cleansers I used to use that worked well for getting rid of long-wearing makeup: Clean & Clear Foaming Cleanser for Sensitive Skin (same as Purpose liquid cleanser) Pond's Pristine Clean Gentle Cleansing Foam Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foam Cleanser Olay Daily Facials Cloths You can also try a makeup remover before cleansing -- Almay makes a pretty good makeup remover wipe.
  2. There's no way I could justify spending that much on a moisturizer, so I definitely haven't tried it. Here's Paula Begoun's review of it, for what it's worth: 'Creme De La Mer is the original product created by Max Huber, as described in the introduction to La Mer. As enticing as this dramatic story sounds, the reality is that this very basic cream doesn’t contain anything particularly extraordinary or unique, unless you want to believe that seaweed extract (sort of like seaweed tea) can in so
  3. I wear mineral makeup and use oils (a mix of castor, jojoba, and grapeseed) to cleanse my face. It works really well to remove the makeup, my water-resistant sunscreen, and my waterproof mascara. If you like the Cetaphil, try using it with a soft, clean washcloth or sponge. That may help it cleanse and rinse better. Also, unless you really have a problem with foaming cleansers, you may want to try something like Purpose or Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin. I never had troub
  4. I have yet to find an expensive product that was actually worth the price. The most expensive products I use are Paula's Choice, and I only buy those when I really can't find a less expensive alternative. Most of those really high-priced lines are full of crappy products mixed in with one or two decent ones.
  5. You want to apply sunscreen about 20 minutes before going into the sun. Applying at night means that you're far more likely to rub it off on your pillowcase. Also, chemical sunscreen agents degrade over time, which is why you're supposed to reapply. Sadly, the more important issue is that Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion lacks a UVA-protecting agent, so it's next to useless for preventing wrinkles and skin cancer. And, since it contains AHA at an effective concentration and pH, you're definit
  6. Consuming antioxidants doesn't seem to have the same effects as applying them topically, no. However, I've yet to see any research that applying antioxidants topically has much to do with curing acne. It is considered to be good for your skin in the long run, though, hopefully helping to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer.
  7. Does your makeup not come with a list of ingredients? Where do you live?
  8. Sadly, I have no idea what's sold in the UK. I would think if they have Clean and Clear products then they would carry the Foaming Cleanser for Sensitive Skin. It's identical to Purpose, which so many people on this board swear by. As for sunscreen/moisturizer, just look for one that contains UVA as well as UVB protection and doesn't contain SD alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus, etc. Of course, if the alcohol isn't bothering you at all (no increased dryness, redness, or
  9. Most of the research has shown mineral oil (baby oil) to be noncomedogenic. Try it on your skin and see how it works.
  10. The Cetaphil Cleanser for Oily Skin actually lathers, as opposed to the Gentle Cleansing one that is a massage-in/wipe-off type cleanser. The only difference in terms of possible irritation is that the one you bought contains fragrance. Unless your skin is especially sensitive, though, I doubt that would bother you. And kudos for getting rid of Noxzema! Man, the damage menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus have done to my skin over the years...
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