Moisturiser recommendations for sensitive skin, please?

(26 Posts)
Lovecat Tue 09-Apr-13 13:18:56

I have to confess I'm usually rather lax in my beauty routine and don't regularly moisturise - I have very greasy oily skin and apart from a bit around the eyes, don't tend to need much moisturisation. I'm 46 and thus far have coasted on the oiliness blush

However, this never-ending winter (graaah!) seems to have dried me out a lot - I looked in the mirror yesterday and noticed my face was looking really wrinkly. So I slapped on my usual moisturiser, but it's really stung my face and made my neck go red - it's still feeling tight and tingly now and it's 4 hours later!

I'm hoping this is a temporary thing, but while my skin seems to have become over-sensitive, can anyone recommend a good moisturiser for wind-damaged skin? My usual one (that's stinging) is Olay Hydrating fluid.

Thank you! smile

Lisamb27 Tue 09-Apr-13 13:23:06

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Lovecat Tue 09-Apr-13 13:31:51

Anyone apart from the spambot? grin

Andro Tue 09-Apr-13 13:34:14

I use clinique, it's one of very few makes I don't react to (very, very sensitive skin!). I have combination skin and it works really well for me.

teta Tue 09-Apr-13 15:26:00

Me too.I like Superdefence cream for combination skin by Clinique plus eye cream.I react to everything else too sadly.

Sarahh356 Tue 09-Apr-13 15:39:18

Well, the one is use is very nice. It's actually for all skin types, but contains aloe, ginko, ginseng... all the best ingredients! NutriWomen Firming Moisturiser amzn.to/10Q8mYo ! smile

jalopy Tue 09-Apr-13 17:42:44

I absolutely love the Body Shop Aloe Night cream. It's so gentle and doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin. I have been using it in the day too during these harsh months.

WowOoo Tue 09-Apr-13 17:47:03

I use Neal's Yard oils.
Sometimes wheatgerm for v dry, but usually something like almond or apricot. About £6 for a bottle that lasts for 6 months. Relatively cheap.

I love the fact that it is just 100% oil, some of it organic too.
It never makes me look greasy. If I have dry bits and overdo it I just blot off any excess 5 mins after putting it on.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Tue 09-Apr-13 17:53:40

I have recently bought La Roce Posay Hydraphase and like it very much so far.

Lovecat Tue 09-Apr-13 17:55:58

Thanks all - I shall do some comparison shopping! smile

Hopefully Tue 09-Apr-13 18:03:50

I love the trilogy rosehip oil and the moisturiser. V sensitive but v greasy skin here too.

missbopeep Tue 09-Apr-13 18:26:05

currently using Olay regenerist 3 point- unperfumed one from Amazon- but previously have always used Clinique- super defence, youth surge, etc and now they do one called moisture surge which you can leave on overnight. Avoid their yellow gunge one- it's rubbish.

hermioneweasley Tue 09-Apr-13 18:27:27

I have very oily but not particularly sensitive skin and I use oil cleansing method and then just a drop of the oil to moisturise afterwards. My friend with super sensitive skin loves Gatineau.

coffeeinbed Tue 09-Apr-13 19:03:41

I've been using the Boots Botanics Sensitive Skin cream. Cheap and lovely.
Eucerin Sensitive is good, more expensive though.
Also Clarins Orchidee Blue oil.

Macdog Tue 09-Apr-13 19:09:22

I was recommended the Tesco Skin Wisdom range. Has lots of lovely essential oils in.

La Roche Posay is excellent

Steam cream. It rocks. The only cream which has never irritated my skin.

SuburbanCrofter Tue 09-Apr-13 20:18:58

Your skin is probably reacting to the perfume in the cream, because it is more raw than usual due to the weather. I have sensitive skin and can't use anything with perfume, or any other ingredients that are anti-aging, firming, what-have-you as they all cause a reaction. You could try Vaseline Intensive Care unperfumed - although since they changed the formula, I can't use it any more. (has anyone else found this??) I now use Palmers Cocoa Butter Unfragranced. It works for me but I do have dry skin - it might be a bit heavy for you. It's only £4 a pop though so might be worth trying even if you don't like it!

Lp21 Sat 13-Apr-13 12:23:57

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smugmumofboys Sat 13-Apr-13 12:26:03

I have sensitive skin occasionally and Dr Hauschka Rose cream is great but £££.

YoniOno Sat 13-Apr-13 13:01:53

La Roche Posay 'Cicaplast' moisturiser. Very rich and soothing without any greasiness, it's my holy grail moisturiser.

YoniOno Sat 13-Apr-13 13:05:25

If you use an oil, you should use a water-based serum with it as your skin needs both oil and water, which moisturising creams contain. MissFoodie taught me this smile I used Neal's Yard Rose Facial Oil together with a Shu Uemura thing for overnight, worked well but too £££ for me nowadays and am not convinced it wasn't a bit snake oily after the success of my new simple Avene/La Roche Posay routine.

Lozislovely Sat 13-Apr-13 13:44:32

I'm with Yoni on cicaplast - good stuff and you don't need loads. I use it overnight but find it too much for daytime as it takes a while to sink in ready for foundation.

Boots Botanics sensitive day cream is really good as mentioned above as it doesn't irritate and sinks in quickly but leaves your skin hydrated.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 13-Apr-13 13:54:56

I like tesco's little white pot of unscented moisturiser. Has vitamin E in it and is only around a quid. grin.

bulletproofgerbil Sat 13-Apr-13 16:43:15

Too early to say but I will report back as I've just started using La Roche Posay Rosiliac moisturiser. Feels good so far but only started using it yesterday. My skin is being really weird at the moment - think the beginning of rosacia and is reacting to hormonal changes too.

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