Come recommend your brilliant moisturiser for very dry sensitive skin!

(41 Posts)
wiltingfast Mon 23-Sep-13 17:51:34

Winter is coming and I need to up the stakes. Skin is fair and sensitive and almost 40 grin. Currently using trilogy rose hip oil (which I love) but I'm not that enamoured of the flanker moisturisers. So other suggestions VERY welcome!


JennySense Mon 23-Sep-13 18:07:48

I use trilogy too. What has helped for me is using Hydralauron too. I'm currently using Emma Hardie moisturiser which is lovely. The Liz Earle super skin whatnot is pretty heavy duty too.

wiltingfast Mon 23-Sep-13 22:51:20

Hmm, never heard of the first two must go google! Thank you for the tips.

Anyone else? <hopeful>

TwerkingNineToFive Mon 23-Sep-13 22:56:49

Aveeno it's very good.

AllabouttheE Mon 23-Sep-13 22:57:36

Nuxe miel ultra comfortable day cream now available in large M&S

Amazing for dry tight skin

JennySense Mon 23-Sep-13 23:10:59

yy to Nuxe - love their products too smile

wiltingfast Mon 23-Sep-13 23:37:16

Aww, have tried Nuxe and so wanted to like it but it wasn't moisturising enough plus a bit overly scented for me.

jenny do you use the trilogy oil and then the hydralauron?

LeoandBoosmum Mon 23-Sep-13 23:37:21

Jurlique moisture replenishing cream - best ever! Call and ask for a sample.

I use hydraluron before moisturiser. It's a humectant so apparently attracts moisture from the air. On its own it doesn't seem anything but it works under your moisturiser. Then La Roche Posay Hydraphase.

valiumredhead Mon 23-Sep-13 23:47:58

Aloe from the body shop.

Lazysuzanne Tue 24-Sep-13 00:04:15

I like lush skin drink and olive oil

Casmama Tue 24-Sep-13 00:12:11

Try this one with whatever moisturiser you choose. It's fab.

rootypig Tue 24-Sep-13 00:19:44

Face or body? Eucerin is amazing for face, also A Derma Epithiale something or other, can never spell it. Kiehls for body (creme de corps). Clarins face oils too, if you fancy a change from the Trilogy.

ZingWantsCake Tue 24-Sep-13 00:35:52

E45 & aqueous cream

perfectstorm Tue 24-Sep-13 01:03:31

Aqueous cream actually thins the skin. Not great, for v sensitive.

I use Lancome Hydra Zen. Miserably expensive (I'm more your supermarket brand girl for shampoo etc) but it's the only one I've ever found that doesn't sting, cause breakouts or make me greasy. My skin is so dry it flakes, otherwise. Get some free samples from Boots or a dep't store and check it out? It changed my life when I did. Sad but true.

DaleyBump Tue 24-Sep-13 01:07:14

I swear by Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Comfort Balm. I have really sensitive, dry skin and this is perfect. It absorbs so quickly and isn't perfumed, and it was designed for Norwegian fishermen (oooooh) who's hands would get all dry and chapped on the boats. You can get it in Superdrug and it's pretty cheap (I think) for a fantastic product.

ZingWantsCake Tue 24-Sep-13 01:23:24


It is a good product, MIL swears by it.

However I struggle to visualise fishermen using a hand cream - I can't stand the advert.

DaleyBump Tue 24-Sep-13 01:28:27

There's an advert?! I didn't actually think it was true! My mum told me that grin

wiltingfast Tue 24-Sep-13 09:17:54

Oh yes Daley there is though I have not seen it in an age.

Am with you re aqueous cream perfect, have been there already.

For those using the hyaluronic acid, I'm a bit nervous of anything that has "acid" in the title, will it not irritate the sensitive?

Never heard of jurlique leo, will go google.

Thanks everyone, appreciate the effort to tell me your recommendations! Now the tiresome task of trying to blag samples...

Medal Tue 24-Sep-13 09:47:50

Aveeno cream. Not too expensive, unfragranced and just brilliant for my extremely sensitive and dry skin. I have been using it for 20 years. If you need extra moisture just layer it on top of the Hydraluron serum mentioned or the rosehip seed oil you're using.

wiltingfast Tue 24-Sep-13 10:06:48

Ok, will def try the aveeno too! There is a version for the face?

Medal Tue 24-Sep-13 10:35:10

There is an Aveeno cream, which is a small yellowish tube, or lotion which is a larger tube. Both are absolutely fine for the face or body and the larger tube is more economical. Good luck!

Medal Tue 24-Sep-13 10:37:26

Hyaluronic acid is not an acid as such, so don't worry, it is good for plumping and keepins in moisture. You need to use it under a cream.

tinysleepy Tue 24-Sep-13 11:21:06

Cetaphil - about £8 - £10.
From big branches of boots or amazon.
Only moisturiser that does the job and doesn't make my skin sore, as I have horrible rosacea.

nomorebooze Tue 24-Sep-13 11:27:25

steam creams amazing! recommended on heresmile

nomorebooze Tue 24-Sep-13 11:35:00,default,pd.html

had this once as well amazing cream for dry sensitive skin!

MillionPramMiles Tue 24-Sep-13 12:49:32

I use Cliniques dramatically different moisturising lotion as a day cream and add Dr Haushka's rose day cream on very dry patches.
I use Aveeno for body but didn't find it rich enough for my face.
I tend to get eczema but none of the above have caused break outs.

Housewife2010 Tue 24-Sep-13 16:29:16

I have very dry skin with the occasional eczema breakouts. I swear by Avene Tolerance Extreme cream. It is for very sensitive skin, has only about 7 ingredients & I love it. When I need something richer I use an oil beneath it or mixed with it. I like AD Synergy Nourishing Night Treatment best (I use it in the daytime too).

DrinaDancesInParis Tue 24-Sep-13 18:09:21

Lush Celestial is fab. My skin is a hysterical drama queen and it calms it right down.

MrsMeow Tue 24-Sep-13 18:24:27

La Roche Posay Baume B5. It's amazing, has transformed my face!

LRP - Hydraphase, Toleriane and Cicaplast.

purple15 Tue 24-Sep-13 20:08:57

zincwantscake I second ~Aqueous cream and E45

I down graded when times were hard from Liz Earle, I still use the Muslin Cloth with the aqueous cream and the cost is minimal.

And I have extremely sensitive skin.

ygritte Tue 24-Sep-13 21:26:34

I use A Derma Epitheliale when my skin is very dry in patches and then when it's ok I'll use Avene day cream.

ygritte Tue 24-Sep-13 21:27:29

I use A Derma Epitheliale when my skin is very dry in patches and then when it's ok I'll use Avene day cream.

dottypyjamas Tue 24-Sep-13 21:30:01

I have rubbish skin which is the bane of my life!(v dry and eczema-y) and on my face I use nivea soft - about 5quid for a big tub in boots (cheaper in savers etc) it doesn't irritate my skin at all and is really refreshing and moisturising.

For body I use a load of emollients which are prescribed inc cetraben for all over but have also used cetaphil as recommended upthread and that's really good.

wiltingfast Wed 25-Sep-13 22:36:03

Thank you everybody! Have managed to snaffle some LRP samples so will be trying those first. Will keep begging!

Thanks again!

valiumredhead Thu 26-Sep-13 07:54:19

People really shouldn't use aqueous cream as a moisturiser, it was never designed as one, it was designed as a soap substitute and actually contains irritants. The excema society doesn't recommend it at all as a moisturiser.

perfectstorm Thu 26-Sep-13 17:06:48

Yeah, I had this problem with my GP practice - kept insisting I used it on my 2 year old with eczema, fgs! That'd help the poor bean. hmm

Avene is great for body but it wasn't moisturising enough for my face. I've tried a lot of things but Lancome's Hydra-Zen (the kind for extremely dry skin - they sell two varieties I think) is the only one that's always worked perfectly.

Hope one of these work for you, OP.

jamaisjedors Thu 26-Sep-13 17:28:16

I didn't get on with any of the oats stuff (Aveno/A Derma) but my dermatolgist recommended Eucerin Aquaporin Rich:

On the other hand, their day cream with SPF can burn my skin (super sensitive).

Really, it's great, try it, I have used nothing else for about 3 years, other moisturisers always end up irritating my skin after a few weeks but not this one.

dimsum123 Thu 26-Sep-13 21:03:08

I use Cetraben on prescription. Very moisturising soothing and non irritating. I have very dry skin and eczema so have to be very careful with what i use.

wiltingfast Thu 26-Sep-13 21:44:35

Have snaffled more samples today. I'm bound to find something among all the recommendations. Thanks a million.

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