Thread: favorite moisturizer?
03-14-2011, 03:37 AM #1
I'm curious what is your favorite moisturizer to use- daytime/nightime/etc ...
in addition to acne from pcos i have dry-ish skin that lately has been looking dull, definitely not the pretty and healthy skin I had before fullblown pcos symptoms. What's an effective moisturizer that doesn't clog pores?
03-14-2011, 02:18 PM #2
I used to use Cetaphil, but it would always make me look oily and greasy. I use CeraVe now and I think it's much better.
If you have dryish, dullish skin you could try using a scrub a few days a week. I like the St. Ives Apricot Scrub but there are others you could try. Or just wash with a washcloth.All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success. -- Anonymous
03-15-2011, 04:19 PM #3
I love the vitamin e with SPF from the body shop, it doesn't clog my pores and my skin feels really nice. When it's cold and dry, I use the night cream too.M.
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03-15-2011, 04:38 PM #4
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Sounds like we have really similar skin, however mine is also extremely sensitive. I bought organic Jojoba oil from acne.org and mix it in with Olay Complete SPF15 (but I use the generic Walmart version since it has less irritating sunscreen). At night I will use straight jojoba oil or Origins Mega mushroom skin cream (though that is pricey).
03-17-2011, 02:13 AM #5
I actually like Cetaphil. I never used to use moisturizer because my skin was extremely oily - and I could pretty much get away with it. Then I was put on accutane for my acne and my dermatologist recommended it because of the severe dryness as a side effect. I also started using it again because my skin is getting drier as I'm aging. It's been great for retaining moisture. I've also increased my water intake plentiful and have noticed a difference. Caffeine and soda pop (diet) were drying out my skin completely --- which makes a lot of sense since they're both diuretics.
03-18-2011, 05:10 PM #6
so i bought Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 yesterday, tried it for the first time this morning- it seems great, and no harmful ingredients which i love! (i checked out cerave but it has parabens ... not good for sensitive skin)
the lotion seems like the perfect consistency- moisturizing but not too greasy. I'll update you guys with the progress once I've used it for a bit longer.
p.s. i've been using M2 moisturizer (the new version of mama lotion) at night- after about a week i've seen some great results too- my skin looks less tired =)
03-24-2011, 02:03 AM #7
I swear by Philosophy's Hope in a Jar (original formula) moisturizer. It has made a noticeable difference in my skin. I have tried switching to other moisturizers and always end up back with this one. My dry yet oily sensitive skin with bouts of acne does great with it.Current Medications:
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03-24-2011, 02:37 AM #8
I had acne pretty bad and switched all of my make up and skin care over to Bare escentuals/ bare minerals and I've cleared up so much! all of my make up is theres plus my lotions and face wash... for my body I use philosophy... I get my products from QVC they have great deals
03-31-2011, 02:52 AM #9
Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizer - a little goes a long way, smells divine, sinks into skin quickly and doesn't feel greasy. This is good for dryer skin.
Philosophy Hope in a Jar - as mentioned above. I find this to be good in the summer, when you don't need much moisture but are looking to improve texture and keep away the flakes.
03-31-2011, 05:13 AM #10
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do i even need a moisturizer?? i don't really have acne.. i mean yeah i have the one or two occasional pimples but that's it.. i had my face "examined" for some foundation at my local mall and she said oh honey your skin is very dry.. i didn't think it was.. it feels very soft.. my mom says that i should cherish my face.. she describes it as being soft as a babies butt lol.. would moisturizers help keep it nice.. or is it really dry?
03-31-2011, 05:10 PM #11
I make my own blend of oils that works amazingly on my combination skin:
Jojoba oil, Neem Oil, a drop of sweet almond oil and a couple drops of tea tree oil
No preservatives, all natural, ta da!
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04-01-2011, 10:12 PM #12
I love REN products. Natural and works wonders!
04-02-2011, 08:38 PM #13
I sometimes use Loreal's Sublime Bronze moisturizer cause I'm so pale and it tints me without making me orange-esqued.
04-18-2011, 03:01 AM #14
There are various flavor of moisturizer are available in market. I am always use a best aloe Vera moisturizer because it is really very effective and good for skin, It can improve your skin glow.
04-20-2011, 08:25 AM #15
In wineter I apply olive oil on my skin but for regular basis i prefer L'Oreal Pure Zone skin relief moisturizer lotion.It is a perfect lotion for dry skin.