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Can anyone recommend a face moisturiser for very sensitive skin?

(33 Posts)
Reastie Sun 30-Mar-14 07:17:46

Have been using rose day cream light by Dr Hauskha for a few years but my skin is starting to need a bit more (it still feels dry even after I've used it. I used to be able to get away without using a moisturiser every day if ever I forgot but alas my skin now most definitely needs it). Rose cream Dr H is too thick and rich and makes me sweat underneath it.

Every other moisturiser I've tried gives me spots as my skin is very sensitive. It's dry but also has greasy areas.

Any recommendations?

waddleandtoddle Sun 30-Mar-14 07:21:05


Bonkerz Sun 30-Mar-14 07:31:16

My skin is awful, very dry and patchy but I've started using loreal youth code serum and it's fab! My skin is hydrated and DEFINATELY looks less patchy and red!

yegodsandlittlefishes Sun 30-Mar-14 07:34:11

Ponds is a good cheap fall back. I know a lot of people with sensitive skin who use it.

NationMcKinley Sun 30-Mar-14 07:34:46

I love Dermalogica for my very sensitive dry skin.

zombiesheep Sun 30-Mar-14 07:52:28

Cetaphil is what I use and I can't use anything on my face as it's so sensitive and I break out all the time

ElBombero Sun 30-Mar-14 07:57:57

Cetaphil is very good for my eczema probe skin. I use it alongside the cleanser. Keeps flakiness and redness away

Reastie Sun 30-Mar-14 08:16:01

Bonkerz any loreal cream I've ever used has irritated my skin confused

yegods ponds has given me spots when I used it.

Off to google cetaphil, avene, and dermalogica

Reastie Sun 30-Mar-14 08:19:23

Does the cetaphil moisturiser make you sweat underneath it? Just looking it up and says it has factor 15, which is good, but this always makes me sweat under a layer of sun protection

BetsyBell Sun 30-Mar-14 08:34:09

For years i've been using Holland and Barrett Wonder Oil at night and Simple Age Resisting factor 15 in the day. Anything else makes me itch or stings or dries out my skin even more. That includes products from Aveda, dr Haushka and pretty much anything from Boots.

I get complimented on my nice skin and never wear foundation so I must be doing something right.

ElBombero Sun 30-Mar-14 20:06:30

I'll be honest hadn't a clue it had SPF! Bonus if it does. Never felt sweaty or clogged with it x

Iatemyskinnyperson Sun 30-Mar-14 20:24:11

The Trilogy sensitive range is lovely, I've used the serum for a while & it's really lovely. I often fall back on it if I have a flare up. Have you tried Hydraluron (Bliss labs in boots) or some other hyaluronic acid serum?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Sun 30-Mar-14 20:28:57

I love Celestial from Lush. It's light enough but also really rich - the only thing that stops my face feeling tight. You only need to use a tiny bit.

Roseformeplease Sun 30-Mar-14 20:31:19

Eucerin or La Roche Posay. Brilliant.

DoItTooJulia Sun 30-Mar-14 20:32:34

Cicaplast, LRP. Brilliant.

turkeyboots Sun 30-Mar-14 20:37:20

I always go back to simple if I react to new creams. It's usually fairly safe.

Namefornames Sun 30-Mar-14 20:38:48

La Roche Posay Toleriane range is fantastic on my super sensitive skin.

Lesleythegiraffe Sun 30-Mar-14 20:41:03

I suffer from mild rosacea and use ultrabland by Lush in the mornings and a Boots Botanics one with marshmallow at night.

roadwalker Sun 30-Mar-14 20:44:14

Everyone will react differently
I have super sensitive skin
I have to avoid any with SPF in them
Simple is terrible for me but I can use the Nivea natural range
Aveeno is great on my body so probably I could use that but now I have found what's ok I never vary

Puddles1234 Sun 30-Mar-14 22:37:44

What's your budget?

My mum has very dry skin and swears by Creme De La Mer. The ultra rich one. But my old nanny always used Nivea the one in the blue packaging and I always remember her skin being luscious and soft and I'm sure she had dry skin.

Noggie Sun 30-Mar-14 22:42:08

I have v sensitive dry skin and use Avene from boots. Also found the sensitive range of Andrew Weil by it ignis works really well for me. Think it is a bit trial and error with our type if skin- which is hard on our skin and not great penny wise! Hope you find something that suits you soon x n

Noggie Sun 30-Mar-14 22:42:31

That should say by 'origins' ...

Reastie Mon 31-Mar-14 08:38:43

puddles my current cream is about £20 but doesn't have much in the pack. Creme de la mer is shockingly expensive isn't it? My memories of when I've used the blue nivea cream is that I went really sweaty underneath

Highlandbird Mon 31-Mar-14 08:48:54

I have fairly sensitive skin as well and can't use Nivea or anything like that, but I really like the weleda wild rose day cream, and it's not too pricey, rich enough for the dry patches but doesn't sit on the skin in that sweaty way wink

Mintyy Mon 31-Mar-14 08:54:57

Body Shop aloe vera cream. I've tried hundreds, this is the best and least irritating for me.

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