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Best skin products for sensitive skin please

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SpendSpendSpend Sun 10-Jan-16 22:03:52


I ve used Olay skin products for afew years and had the occasional spots etc. I ve switched to Clinique range about 8 weeks ago and i keep getting very sore angry looking spots on my face.

I ve tried Body Shop Aloe Vera and vitamin E range and they both bring me out in spots.

Has anyone got any recommendations please?

Pupsiecola Sun 10-Jan-16 22:29:21

La Roche Posay.

LakeFlyPie Mon 11-Jan-16 00:38:03

Cetaphil (cleanser and moisturiser)

Babymamamama Mon 11-Jan-16 00:57:21


TrulyTrulyTrulyOutrageous Mon 11-Jan-16 01:30:25

Cetaphil also - my dermatologist said to only use it. I also have their moisturiser.

Paula's choice have a good range and her site has good info about which products are worthless and various skin concerns etc. I have 2 of her products which I really like but I tend to go back to cetaphil.

Millionprammiles Mon 11-Jan-16 08:59:03

It really depends what sort of skin you have - is it prone to dryness? Itchy/eczema? Rosacea? Or does it have oily patches prone to spots?
A lot of sensitive skin products are for very dry skin so might not suit your skin if its prone to oiliness at all?

In general I've found using cleanser/damp cotton wool better than soap/facial wash and water. And using a cream overnight exfoliator (Clinique do one) rather than a scrub that you wash off. Generally I've found water very drying and an irritant.

Eucerin have a range of products, I've used some and would recommend, they have a website I think where you can search depending on your skin type.

Indecisivejo Mon 11-Jan-16 11:29:41

Why don't u just stick to olay if that was ok for ur skin?

stoopstofolly Mon 11-Jan-16 13:02:30

Liz Earle hit cloth cleanser and sensitive moisturiser works really well for me

ARightOldPickle Mon 11-Jan-16 18:54:30

It depends on what makes your skin react?
My skin is sensitive and I've known for a long time that lanolin upsets it, but I've more recently found that petrochemical stuff also sets it off (mineral oil, paraffin wax/oil etc) so Cetaphil would be no good for me as it contains petrolatum.
Always did wonder why Vaseline made my lips worse ...

WickedWax Mon 11-Jan-16 19:09:20

It's a case of trial and error. Unfortunately what works for one person will not for another.

I have oily, sensitive, acne prone skin.

La Roche Posay made it 10 times worse, I followed advice on here to persevere but gave up after a few months when my skin was so bad it was actually making me depressed. Liz Earle was ok for me. Pixi was alright but a bit overhyped.

I'm currently using Cetaphil cleanser, Bravura Calendula toner and a Ren moisturiser.

Definitely the biggest improvement in my skin was when I started using an acid toner.

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