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And why? What is your skin type? Day cream is something I’m really struggling with and cannot find one I love. I want something really hydrating and creamy that just melts into skin leaving behind No residue. Not perfumed either as I have very reactive skin! Skin is combination but I suffer badly with dehydration. Fed up!
Revitalift Laser Renew is my day to day moisturiser. I'm normal/combination, with dehydrated patches on my cheeks if I'm not careful. This gives a smoothing and hydrated appearance and makes my skin feel firmer. The only one I have repurchased on a regular basis (along with the night cream).
However, when I go on holiday I take Body Shop Aloe Vera as the Revitalift can sometimes be a bit sting-y on sun exposed skin in my opinion (by that I mean sunbathing, as opposed to day to day sun exposure, if that makes sense).
I’m using Waitrose pure hydration face cream - can highly recommend. My skin sounds like yours too. I’ve previously used elemis creams, but thought I’d give something cheaper a go. My skin is looking better than it has for ages...
If you have reactive skin, I wouldn't recommend any Clinique products. I have never had a eczema breakout on my face as bad as when I tried Clinique.
I use Clarins, its the only one that my skin seems to like. Its not unperfumed sadly though. I really do think its a bit of trial and error to find the one. What suits one person with a similar skin type, doesn't work so well for another.
What about the Green People? I've just had a look and they do a scent free range for people with sensitive skin including a sample pack of the serum (5ml sachet) and day cream (2 ml sachet) for £1.50. Might be worth a try.
Waitrose pure hydration face cream is great and has no fragrance in. I have dry and sensitive skin and it suits me, however, my absolute lifesaver for my face is Aveeno lotion with shea butter (also non perfumed).
I've just bought weleda almond facial lotion. Its nothing ground breaking but i use seperate serums and a high spf so i didn't want it to be. It sinks in really well, is not at all oily and unperfumed.