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Acne - best moisturiser.

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Stormwhale Sun 03-Dec-17 20:32:26

Hi, can anyone recommend a moisturiser that doesn't make acne worse please? I have started treatment from the doctor for my acne which is helping lots, but I need a new moisturiser and I don't want to choose something that will make it worse again.

I am on a tight budget so unfortunately can't afford very expensive products. Thank you.

Sarahjconnor Sun 03-Dec-17 20:33:35

Cetaphil - everything else gives me acne and I use retinol every day.

Sarahjconnor Sun 03-Dec-17 20:34:21

www.amazon.co.uk/Cetaphil-050885-Moisturising-Lotion-236mL/dp/B00LMD8SKS/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?keywords=cetaphil%2Bcream&th=1&tag=mumsnetforum-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1512333227&sr=8-5

Stormwhale Sun 03-Dec-17 20:58:47

Thank you very much for the suggestion. It looks brilliant and doesn't cost the earth! Do you find it helps get rid of the dry skin caused by the spots drying out? I get patches that are really flaky now the spots are settling down. I don't care too much, I'm just grateful the spots are going! I'm 27, I should be well out of the spotty teenager look by now!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Dec-17 21:16:05

La Roche posay effaclar duo works well. It's often 1/3rd off or on 3 for 2.

flingingmelon Sun 03-Dec-17 21:29:48

Came on to recommend Le Roche too.

littlemissalwaystired Sun 03-Dec-17 21:33:09

May I ask what treatment the doctor has you on? Feeling so down with my skin.

ChocolatePHD Sun 03-Dec-17 21:43:55

Vichy normaderm for me. Cetaphil moisturiser was too thick for my skin.

ChocolatePHD Sun 03-Dec-17 21:44:19

Ps I have a prescription for duac.

hobag82 Sun 03-Dec-17 22:01:14

Hi there
I used simple range moisturiser and have done since my first course of Roaccutane 6 years ago as it was the only thing which which didn't irritate my skin or block my pores

Stormwhale Mon 04-Dec-17 11:50:50

Littlemiss it's a lotion called zineryt. I have attached a pic of it that shows the ingredients.

I started it 5 days ago, and it has made all the angry red spots go down already. I have no new ones each day, and all that is left are scars now. I'm just hoping it keeps working for me as I understand that my skin may become resistant to the antibiotic.

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