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ok, I'd really like everybody's recommendation for a super moisturiser!!!

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IWantToLiveInPawnee Tue 24-May-16 17:54:42

It has to be organic or with very few nasties and good for dehydrated skin with sensitised areas and blackheads/sebaceous filaments.

I've loved my Dr Haushka Rose day cream but I suspect it's blocking my t-zone.

Aaaaagh, hit me with all your suggestions, please smile

botemp Tue 24-May-16 18:51:39

I have similar skin, dehydrated and normal/combo which can get a bit dry in winter with SF on the nose. I use the normal Hauschka Rose cream in winter at night as I tend to go a bit dry but it only works for me as I use a BHA (Paula's Choice) for the SF. I find that organic brands really cater poorly for dehydrated skin as they almost always use alcohol in the formulation like the other Hauschka moisturisers and when without alcohol are too rich like the rose cream.
Pai do one specifically for dehydration, I tried a different one from them (calming I think) and while inoffensive I wasn't a huge fan of the texture as it dried but this one might have been better suited to me. You can get samples to try it out first. I've also liked Aurelia Probiotic's night and day cream but found the cost a little high for what it was. With all organic moisturisers I've always had to use some sort of hydrating toner, I never came across one that did it all unfortunately.

nanetterose Tue 24-May-16 19:31:51

I love Pai too. Neals Yard francense products are also very emollient.
Something l've used for ages is rosehip oil.

Fozzleyplum Tue 24-May-16 19:38:25

I have sensitive dry skin and I suspect I would have blackheads if I used a moisturiser that didn't suit my skin. I have tried numerous brands (including Neal's Yard), but none has measured up to Lush Celestial. I use it as an eye cream too as it doesn't make my eyes puffy. If my skin wasn't so dry, I'd use Steamcream, which is also excellent for sensitive skin, but is not quite rich enough for me.

whattheseithakasmean Tue 24-May-16 19:42:56

I love the Body Shop Oils of Life range.

ggirl Tue 24-May-16 19:45:29

have used this first aid creamed its amazing..not sure of the ingredients but it suits my sensitive combination skin there's one specifically for faces as well but i sue this one on my face

StrawberrytallCake Tue 24-May-16 19:46:57

I like Emma Hardie - no mineral oil and great for my rubbish rosacea/sensitive skin. Lovely serum to go underneath the moisturiser and an oil cleanser and foam cleanser too.

coleus Tue 24-May-16 20:13:35

Decleor hydrafloral 'light'

IWantToLiveInPawnee Tue 24-May-16 21:20:09

Gosh, there are so many to chose from! An experienced blogger said to avoid fragrances in moisturisers and I didn't realise how many have alcohol in them?

I've whittled it down to:
- Philosophy
- Liz Earle
- Khiels
- Green People
- Pia

Any experience of the above?

rubybleu Tue 24-May-16 21:43:34

I found Pai to be totally ineffective, and it contains fragrance, albeit "natural" - limonene. Odd for a moisturiser targeted at sensitive skin.

It's not organic but I like Cerave PM as it doesn't contain anything irritating and seems to moisturise my dry skin well.

I have properly sensitive skin and have found most organic/natural moisturisers to be loaded with essential oil fragrance which further sensitises my skin.

rubybleu Tue 24-May-16 21:45:07

Apologies, I forgot to add that I quite like Green People No Scent although it's a pretty basic moisturiser. The of their range is fragranced.

IWantToLiveInPawnee Tue 24-May-16 21:54:59

Ooh ooh, just found the whole Balance Me range is half price on I've always liked his branch, appears to have great reviews and no alcohol?

noeuf Tue 24-May-16 21:59:14

Erm well after a long history of spending ££££ on face cream, I have been using cheap old blue pot nivea for about three months. My skin is amazing! Every day with cotton wool to cleanse and then just rub it in.

Openmindedmonkey Tue 24-May-16 22:01:17

A friend of mine has super-sensitive skin & despaired of finding anything that didn't cause irritation; then she discovered Liz Earle & it's made such an improvement & never irritates.
(& makes gift buying for her so easy now!)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 24-May-16 22:17:50

Philosophy Hope in a Jar I have used off and on (there's a newer one that I got last year. Nice enough but my skin didn't look any better or worse after 3 months so I haven't bought it again)

Neals Yard Rose - in a pump bottle, very light. Good for Summer, just need to wrestle it back from DD

I've got a few on the go,, I find some irritate my eyes out of the blue (makes them water) so I go onto something else.

I've used Liz Earle but I only liked the Light (not used the Superskin but reviews say it smells of fish hmm )

Body Shop Vit E might be worth a punt ( I bought the Vit E Sorbet a couple of years ago, smelled lovely but horrible texture, bit like fine semolina -weird- and it rolled off. The regular Vit E cream is ok )

BabyGanoush Tue 24-May-16 22:28:45

The dr Haushka milk has been surprisingly lovely for my dry sensitive skin (light yellow colour in glas pump bottle)

64PooLane Tue 24-May-16 22:35:17

Nude Progenius oil is fantastic (ymmv of course, but I am 40+, dehydrated combo with sensitive bits and a tendency to hormonal spots). I've started using a couple of drops of it over hydrating serum, instead of moisturiser.

I don't have blackheads/seb fils, though; but I gather certain oils can be great for skins that do. I've tried a lot of oils and find the Nude one by far the nicest and it doesn't feel 'oily' in a bad way. I use it under makeup etc.

I've found a lot of green/natural moisturisers have shea butter and that always breaks me out, so I'm glad to have found a workaround.

Seriouslylighthearted Tue 24-May-16 22:37:49

I really like L'occitaine Divine.

CoolToned Tue 24-May-16 22:43:30

Rosehip oil added to any organic moisturiser.

polyhymnia Tue 24-May-16 22:47:02

I like Sarah Chapman products.

AcademiaNut Tue 24-May-16 23:55:43

Trilogy organic pure Rosehip oil
available from Amazon/ decent health food shops.

rahlikeatiger Wed 25-May-16 00:55:36

Another vote for Liz Earle here, love it x

Sultanashirls Wed 25-May-16 01:06:02

I didn't think Pai was worth the money. It was nothing special. Didn't last all day.

I cannot fault Lush Celestial

AppleMagic Wed 25-May-16 01:22:54

I have very sensitive skin (eczema and rosacea, lucky me!).
Bizarrely the only moisturiser I've found that is the perfect balance of rehydrating, not too water based, not too oily, non irritating is Clinique super defence. I don't rate any of their other products but I haven't found anything else my skin tolerates as well.

Kirriemuir Wed 25-May-16 06:48:42

There is a Liz Earle TSV on QVC on Saturday. You could buy it and try. 30 days to return if you don't get on with it. It contains a moisturiser with some other products.

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