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Please recommend a basic moisturiser

(32 Posts)
NotConnie Tue 30-Apr-13 10:53:36

I prefer no fragrance, no SPF (I use a separate one) and definitely no hylauronic acid (turns out my skin doesn't tolerate it).

I have combination skin with a t-zone that still shines even though I'm in my early 50s. So it's oily/normal combination, not dry.

It needs to absorb well so it doesn't make me look even greasier.

ditavonteesed Tue 30-Apr-13 10:54:41

I voe steam cream, but it has lavendar in so does smell.

Iatemyskinnyperson Tue 30-Apr-13 11:28:58

Bioderma - look online (got mine on eBay). It's a French pharmacy brand)

Really moisturising but light & absorbs easily

MrsBodger Tue 30-Apr-13 11:30:36

Aveeno - I get v bad eczema and this is great for me.

momb Tue 30-Apr-13 11:35:29

I use Liz Earle skin repair. very light and the little jar lasts ages.

higgle Tue 30-Apr-13 11:57:38

Simple products are inexpensive and work well. I have a stock for when my clinique stuff runs out and I'm broke. TBH don't really notice the difference.

ZacharyQuack Tue 30-Apr-13 12:00:04

Trilogy Vital Moisturising cream

thepurplepenguin Tue 30-Apr-13 13:08:07

Avene (NOT the same as aveeno). I use a dry skin one but I'm sure the combo/oily one would be just as good. Again it's a french pharmacy brand, so no fragrance, non-cloggy and highly effective.

ariane5 Tue 30-Apr-13 13:14:26

I use simple rich moisturiser it is lovely but I think it does have spf. They do other ones though so worth a look.

I have used Avene too and it is lovely but very expensive so haven't had any for a while.

JazzDalek Tue 30-Apr-13 13:23:38

another vote for Steam Cream. It is my fall-back cream, my old faithful, always have a tin on the go and another waiting. Can be used on face, hands and body.

auldspinster Tue 30-Apr-13 17:41:04

Cetaphil is super gentle, about £8 for a huge bottle in boots, beside the e45 and dry skin remedies rather than the main skincare bit.

vitaminC Tue 30-Apr-13 17:43:05

I've been using Inositol from Yves Rocher for the past few months and it's making my skin look great! smile

halfthesize Tue 30-Apr-13 17:46:40

This stuff is amazing:

Inexpensive and from Aldi grin

halfthesize Tue 30-Apr-13 17:47:37

They do a fab range, def worth a look.

madmomma Tue 30-Apr-13 19:31:09


Mintyy Tue 30-Apr-13 19:33:06

Body Shop Aloe Vera moisturiser for sensitive skin. Best moisturiser ever.

OrbisNonSufficit Tue 30-Apr-13 19:35:13

Trilogy rosehip oil. It sinks straight in, doesn't leave you oily. And it helps control your skin's oil production because it's balancing. Added bonus, it's slowly erasing my crow's feet.

EleanorFarjeon Tue 30-Apr-13 19:35:54

I was in US recently and bought some Eucerin moisturiser.

I bloody love it.

I think you can get it here?

thepurplepenguin Tue 30-Apr-13 19:37:21

Trilogy rosehip oil gives me spots sad

madmomma Tue 30-Apr-13 19:40:29

Yes Eleanor it's certainly for sale in boots. I also love the stuff. Not glam but very effective.

coffeeinbed Tue 30-Apr-13 19:54:08

Boots Botanics Sensitive skin - the night one.
perfect stuff.
and cheap.

EleanorFarjeon Tue 30-Apr-13 19:58:24

Boots, madmomma?


rootypig Tue 30-Apr-13 20:02:36

Eucerin, for sure, brilliant stuff. Some have hylauronic acid though, so check.

Fanjounchained Tue 30-Apr-13 20:16:23

Neutrogena, about 4 quid in Boots. I use the one in the orange tube. Unscented, good oil control and recommended by dermatologists.

coffeewineandchocolate Tue 30-Apr-13 20:20:34

another aldi lacura user :-)

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