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So my skin has never been better and for the last two months I have been using....

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Cristiane Fri 15-Feb-13 10:14:07

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Lotion taken off with warm wet facecloth £3.49 for 250ml
Aldi Lacura Naturals Day Cream and Night Cream £3.99 each

I'm never buying expensive stuff again - these products rock. I actually can't believe how much better my skin is!

ElectricMonk Fri 15-Feb-13 11:57:11

It's great when cheap products work for you better than expensive ones - I think I'll tr the Aldi moisturiser, thanks for the recommendation!

I've had a similar result over the past couple of months too - I started using cold-pressed virgin coconut oil (removed with hot water and muslin cloth) to take off make-up and wash my face, followed by E45 cream at night, and a Sudocrem facial once per week. My skin looks better than it ever has, it no longer itches like crazy (which it used to do all the time), and I now only need to use my expensive Avene moisturiser as a base for my make-up. All changes recommended by MN, so thank you guys!

lemonmuffin Fri 15-Feb-13 12:15:43

ooh I think I'll try these. what's a sudocrem facial though?

ElectricMonk Fri 15-Feb-13 13:14:28

Sudocrem facial = having a bath, getting your skin super-clean and then sleeping with a layer of sudocrem on your face (having first taken care to cover your pillow with a towel, as it can stain). I find that it makes my skin look much healthier, and helps any dry patches, spots or marks to clear up much faster than they would do otherwise.

My skin is very sensitive and I usually get break-outs if I use anything other than coconut oil, E45 or Avene so I was worried that the Sudocrem would be a Very Bad Idea, but it turned out to be great for me!

Cristiane Fri 15-Feb-13 15:54:28

The aldi moisturiser has hyaluronic acid in it - think that is also in the expensive stuff like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Love that it's aldi's 'premium' range...

Really interested in sudocreme facial - great tip!

lemonmuffin Fri 15-Feb-13 20:32:29

thanks Electricmonk, will try it.

rumbelina Sat 16-Feb-13 06:56:48

I use Johnson's baby soothing naturals intense moisture for my face these days and its great. It's about £2.30.

I do use a dermalogica cleanser though as its the only one I've found that doesn't bring me out in spots. But I buy big bottles that last a while so it doesn't work out too bad.

rumbelina Sat 16-Feb-13 06:57:17

And yy to the sudocrem facial. Great stuff.

catinboots Sat 16-Feb-13 07:02:09

Sudocreme facial is The Best

Dillydollydaydream Sat 16-Feb-13 16:54:32

So going to have to try this Sudocrem facial malarkey now!

AuntieMaggie Sat 16-Feb-13 16:59:52

I love aldi face cream its great! Have been using their facewash too.

I've stopped buying expensive stuff too - used to use clinique and my skin is no better infact better than it was!

JoyceDivision Tue 19-Feb-13 22:21:25

Does the Aldi lacura stuff have an SPF?

I used to use Boots perfectand protect, but found it was rubbish!!

civilfawlty Tue 19-Feb-13 22:26:21

A thick layer of sudocrem or rubbed in?

MechanicalTheatre Tue 19-Feb-13 22:30:44

Sudocreme facial, eh? Sounds good, love sudocreme. I will try it immediately.

Thanks for the other tips too, will go to Boots and Aldi tomorrow.


thenightsky Tue 19-Feb-13 22:32:46

I've been using the same as OP and my skin is much better now... Boots Botanics All Bright make up remover, then the facial wash, followed by Aldi Naturals Night Cream and their Lacura serum for mature skin as day cream (the one in the pump bottle).

I discovered Sudocrem last summer when I came over all patchy with red dry bits. I don't do regular facials, just slap some on overnight as the first hint of dryness.

JumpHerWho Tue 19-Feb-13 22:44:37

Ooh might try Sudocrem facial. Can I use the one I use for DS's bum? No I'll get my own one I suppose... <slinks out>

ujjayi Wed 20-Feb-13 00:34:38

I just received my first batch of organic virgin coconut oil today - huge pot for a tenner. So far I have used it to remove make up and soothe DS1's eczema. We are both impressed smile

ElectricMonk Wed 20-Feb-13 02:39:07

Glad it works for you too, ujjayi!

RE Sudocrem facial - I put a thin layer all over face (but don't massage in very much), then thicker blobs on any areas that need extra help (don't rub in). As I mentioned before, a towel you don't like very much is essential if you like your pillowslips to remain their intended colour smile.

MrsDoomsPatterson Wed 20-Feb-13 04:02:18

Great sudocreme tip, thanks!

Cristiane Wed 20-Feb-13 15:49:42

nightsky how strange we are using same combination smile

I decided to treat myself to a facial and massage las week on a day off work. All espa stuff. Now have three HUGE spots and I haven't had any for months!

The Aldi stuff isn't spf15... But was thinking of using a separat CityBlock style thing once spring comes

Dilidali Wed 20-Feb-13 22:22:57

Sudocream facial, hmmm?
Let's see just how much he does love me..I might wake up to a new facebook profile in the morrow tho....
Thanks for the tip,I shall report in the morning.

Dilidali Thu 21-Feb-13 07:56:16

Right, it feels quite dry, but is also dried my funny 'looks like I am going back to teenage years' spots as well. My pores look less visible.
I didn't put loads on, at a wound care conference a few years back the rep for sudocream made the point that if you can still see the white you've put too much.
Husband didn't look too horrified, said I look like a geisha lol. Yeah right.
So I shall repeat this next week hoping my face won't fall off.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Thu 21-Feb-13 21:18:59

Hmmm, i'm going to have to try this too I think.

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 21-Feb-13 21:22:16

How long before the Sudocrem smell wears off the next day?

And where do you get the coconut oil?

MechanicalTheatre Thu 21-Feb-13 22:30:45

Well did the sudocrem facial yesterday. I think my pores do look a bit smaller actually.

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