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please help me find an effective but non clogging moisturiser!

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hissybug Fri 31-Jul-15 00:13:14

it seems like such a simple request but I feel like I've tried a million brands and still not found THE ONE!

I never used to have dry skin but for the last few years I've suffered from it around my eyebrows, forehead, sides of my nose and occasionally my chin.

I finally found a super thick lovely hydrating moisturiser (Nivea rich moisturising day cream) but after a week of using it, I broke out in those horrible deep volcano spots. But it's the only thing I've found to keep my dry skin at bay!

I can't afford to spend a lot (maybe £15 a month at the VERY MOST) and hoped someone here could recommend something?

Thanks in advance!

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 31-Jul-15 00:16:29

Neutrogena is working really well for me at the moment - hydrating but not gloopy, and some SPF too

hissybug Fri 31-Jul-15 01:09:27

What neutrogena specifically please?

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 31-Jul-15 01:32:30

Sorry! This one!

hissybug Fri 31-Jul-15 02:25:35

Thank you! Do you know if I can get that in the UK?

coffeenut Fri 31-Jul-15 04:09:13

Avene skin recovery cream. Here

MaryMarigold Fri 31-Jul-15 08:44:09

Vichy aqualia riche cream. It's £17 but will last you a lot longer than a month. I love it, I used to use Clarins Hydraquench but this beats it hands down.

yazzy85 Fri 31-Jul-15 09:56:42

Cerave PM is the best I've found after it was recommended on the very long skincare post.

goodasitgets Fri 31-Jul-15 10:13:06

I would maybe look at something lighter and try a hyaluronic acid serum underneath. There's a technical explanation grin but it holds moisture in better
The serum is on Amazon for about £5 and I use nip/fab instant radiance wrinkle fix on top because it's also got the hyaluronic in

SuperFlyHigh Fri 31-Jul-15 10:21:17

Mary I was going to say, I like the Vichy Aqualia Riche too but balk at £17.... I may try it again.

MrsMummyPig Fri 31-Jul-15 12:50:49

I like Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion.

Bluecheese22 Fri 31-Jul-15 12:59:05

I really like No7 essentials one, it's only £10 but they often do £5 off vouchers. It's got a lovely soft texture and soaks in well without leaving residue. I have normal, skin that's sensitive to perfume and this works wonders. I use the night cream too.

bonzo77 Fri 31-Jul-15 13:01:39

L'Oreal Revitalift the one with SPF30. But I'd look at what you're cleansing / toning with, and maybe consider a serum. And drinking more. And eating more good fats. Blah blah blah.

sksk Fri 31-Jul-15 14:30:52

Cerave is good- their lotions are less rich than the cream.

goodasitgets Fri 31-Jul-15 14:55:47

This is really nice and under £6. I remember I used it before but it was too rich for my combination skin and I used it up on my neck and arms grin
www.amphora-retail.com/product_info.php/frankincense-rose-face-cream-60ml-p-176

00roversreturn00 Fri 31-Jul-15 19:27:37

Dermalogica Active Moist, light and good for spot prone skin. As bonzo said you may need to look at what you are washing your face with first as some cleansers can be really harsh and cause dry skin.

Superlovely Fri 31-Jul-15 20:03:21

Estée Lauder daywear in a pot. About £30 but three pots lasts me a year.

Featherbluedot Fri 31-Jul-15 20:27:50

Boots sells this which I've started using in the day

www.boots.com/en/Neutrogena-Visibly-Clear-Oil-Free-Moisturiser-50ml_11630/

I use this a couple of evenings a week

www.boots.com/en/La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo-40ml_1440758/

I love love this but only have it as a tester

www.boots.com/en/Clinique-Moisture-Surge-Intense-Skin-Fortifying-Hydrator-50ml_1243615/

I am also desperate for a normal moisturiser I can also use along with the above. Most of them are just that bit too oily for my skin which can instantly break out.

The best cleanser by far for me is la roche posay physiological gel, even cetaphil breaks me out in pimples.

Featherbluedot Fri 31-Jul-15 20:29:42

I think I might try the Vichy aqualia one as recommended above, and hope it's like the clinique moisture surge. Sort of wet and gel like.

m0gz Fri 31-Jul-15 20:46:30

I agree with goodasitgets, I have given up with finding the one when it comes to moisturiser and stick to serums now. I have been using the superdrug one for months with great results and I have finally got my hands on the aldi serum (fingers crossed its as good as the reviews)

Featherbluedot Fri 31-Jul-15 20:48:14

I did experiment with serums but they sadly seem to clog me up.

Do try a facial oil though, just don't use too much of it. Just a couple of drops.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 31-Jul-15 20:48:24

Nivea do an oil free moisturizing fluid, if the Neutrogena one is hard to find (they are v similar, I think)

Iggly Fri 31-Jul-15 20:51:09

Try drinking more water. I also find the body shop vitamn e cream good

hissybug Fri 31-Jul-15 21:00:37

Thank you! I'll have a look at these

WrenNatsworthy Fri 31-Jul-15 21:04:51

Neals Yard Remedies Orange Flower Facial Oil.
It's amazing.

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