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Dry skin, seeks cheap, non-greasy moisturiser for the Winter

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Suddengeekgirl Mon 05-Jan-15 08:28:53

My skin is dry in places- cheeks and chin mostly with an oily t zone and hormonal cystic acne on the dry bits too! hmm

I'm currently using lush ultrabland cleanser/ hot cloth method. Then a bodyshop vitamin e serum or effaclar duo depending on the time of the month. Then olay 7 signs moisturiser for day and Nivea q10 in the blue pot at night.

I don't think the olay is cutting it in terms of moisture though.

Any suggestions/ recommendations?

MarthaCostello Mon 05-Jan-15 08:55:19

I've got quite similar skin, although rosacea rather than acne. I was wondering about getting some Hydraluron to wear under my moisturiser, but it's rather pricy. Then I was in Aldi and spotted their Lacura Aqua complete H2O serum. It has hylauronic acid in, although no idea if it's enough to have any effect. Either way, in just one use my skin was almost back to its usual softness. I wear it under my usual moisturiser. If you have an Aldi nearby I'd really recommend it, it was only £3.49! smile

Shop Mon 05-Jan-15 09:27:46

I'll second the Aldi serum it's lovely, moisturising but not heavy at all. Looks like a cream rather than a serum, I use it under alpha h SPF50 moisturiser.
Superdrug vitamin e intensive moisture cream, liz Earle skin repair and bravura azulen moisturiser are all really nice too.

Hoppinggreen Mon 05-Jan-15 09:30:35

Body shop Aloe Vera moisturising range is really good

Nabootique Mon 05-Jan-15 09:43:26

I think Hydraluron is worth it, but I don't use it very often as my skin isn't often that dehydrated. I do really notice the benefit after a night out or a day when I haven't drunk enough water though! I do get dry patches and hot cloth cleanse, acid tone, have a good massage with a facial oil and then use Dirty Works 8 in 1 Miracle Cream, which you can get in Sainsburys (and is pretty cheap - £8, I think?) and no more dry patches, spots and my skin is less oily.

PrimalLass Mon 05-Jan-15 11:38:04

www.clinique.co.uk/product/8388/24569/Skin-Care/hydration/Moisture-Surge-Overnight-Mask

This is just brilliant. Read the reviews. I am scared to be without it now. grin

My skin was the same as yours, down to the hormonal acne. I use the Clinique sonic brush, retin a cream, and this moisturiser. It has made a world of difference.

Suddengeekgirl Mon 05-Jan-15 12:40:31

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm off to aldi tomorrow so will look out for the serum. Is hylauronic acid the bees knees then?

Suddengeekgirl Tue 06-Jan-15 11:38:14

Been to aldi and managed to find a bottle of the H2O serum. I'm very keen to see if it is any good! grin

Shop Tue 06-Jan-15 13:47:54

Have you tried it yet sudden?

MarthaCostello Tue 06-Jan-15 17:51:47

I hope it works smile

Suddengeekgirl Wed 07-Jan-15 13:55:56

I've used it twice so far and am very impressed! grin

Smells nice, not greasy and no dry patches yet. Not bad for £3.49. Thanks for the recommendation! wine

avagosling Wed 07-Jan-15 16:08:30

The best thing I've ever tried for balancing my combination skin was rosehip oil. Even when my skin feels tight and dry, it can still be oily too, but the rosehip oil is somehow reducing the dryness and the oiliness!

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