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Mineral oil and silicone free skincare on a budget
I feel like this must have been well covered by now, but I literally cannot find the answer despite googling and AS on mumsnet.
I'm trying to improve my skin so buying some new products. I've read that both silicone and mineral oil can cause breakouts which is very useful to know. I have no idea how to find out what products do not include this though. I've looked at REN but can't be sure.
At the moment I'm just after a moisturiser but eventually I would like a serum and decent sulphate free cleanser. Would like each product to be less than £20 but will go up to £30 for the serum I it's good for acne scarring and uneven skin tone.
Any ideas?? Or am I asking the impossible and would need to pay much much more. If so I'll have to just stick to the mineral oils and silicone!
Oh I hadn't thought of Dr Organic! And the snail cream has some fantastic reviews! May purchase that and their tea tree face wash as I'm breaking out a lot since upping my skincare routine....I've gone from dove soap to digging out an old boots sanctuary hot cloth cleanser and loreal youth code moisturiser. I don't think I would fit in with the dedicated on the fantastic skincare thread
Thanks everyone. My skin before was dry, red and spotty. Think the spots may be hormonal as I gave birth in January. In between the new spots (which are in new places so don't think these ones are hormonal) I can see my skin is in better condition so am continuing until I buy new products as I'm already spotty iyswim.
I checked Caroline hirons but I hate the blog format and having to trawl through so many posts to get the info you want. I've realised what a decent routine should be so I'm building myself up to that. Slowly.
I read th first page of the fantastic skincare thread and saw that I would have to read the old threads which have 1000 posts in and then give info about the state of my skin that I don't even have via a form. I've been lazy with my skin for years so I don't know what works or doesn't, but I know that avoiding mineral oils and silicones is meant to be the best so that's what I'm aiming for.
Thank you for all these options though, every product I looked at seemed to contain one of the 'baddies'. I find the mineral oil one difficult as they can be called so many different things and it's hard flicking between screens on my phone to find what they're called
Mineral oil is probably overstated by Caroline Hirons and people who want to charge you more for 'natural' products
I love Cerave moisturiser -depressingly only via Amazon/eBay in the UK- full of ceramides, hyaluronic and niacinamide (great for acne) and much cheaper than similar products which usually whack up the prices for ceramides.