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Need a moisturiser for very dry and sensitive skin

(41 Posts)
couture1 Sun 22-Feb-09 11:10:05

My skin is so dry (not flaky) that the only moisturiser that releives the the dryness is Astral but its so greasy it brings me out in red pimples or blotches. Ive tried so many over the years for dry skin but they just dont relieve the dryness. Please has anyone got any recommendations?

saadia Sun 22-Feb-09 11:13:32

Liz Earle - have a look at the website. I use their moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin and it is brilliant.

couture1 Sun 22-Feb-09 11:33:39

Ive tried one of liz Earls moisturisers in the past and it did not releive the dryness.

veryembarrassedmummy Sun 22-Feb-09 11:44:12

Clinique Moisture on-line; Clinique superdefence; REN Frankicense repair cream; Dr Hauscha rose day cream.

ilovespinach Sun 22-Feb-09 13:53:55

I tried the Garnier one - think it's called Total Comfort or something like that. It's very thick but sinks in nicely and helped with my dry winter skin.

believer07 Sun 22-Feb-09 13:55:21

I would also second liz earle. I use it too.

LauriefairycakeeatsCupid Sun 22-Feb-09 13:56:18

Korres rose day cream - gentle, very moisturising

same price roughly as Dr Hauschka but it's thicker and paler in colour (less fragrance)

conniedescending Sun 22-Feb-09 13:59:03

I have the same sort of skin you describe -have tried various over the years, both cheap and expensive and I now always buy the Simple one...theres a light one and a thicker (sorry cant rememebr the names) and the thicker one is great.

I also use the simple night cream but avoid the cleanser as that seems too strong.

foxinsocks Sun 22-Feb-09 14:01:55

yes I like the simple one

I also use the vaseline intensive care one for extra dry skin (which is very good) and failing that, on very flaky skin, I use Diprobase or Epaderm. You need to ask for Diprobase (that's my preferred one) - it's an emollient used for eczema but it is very good at soothing that type of skin. I'm a big fan of it and I don't find it that greasy. Epaderm is much more greasy, almost vaseline like, so I only use that on places like my elbows.

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 22-Feb-09 14:03:11

I really like Jo Malone's Ginseng Day cream...

Heated Sun 22-Feb-09 14:16:51

I like Liz Earle's cleanse and polish and toner for dry skin but, like you, I don't like the moisturiser. I also use Liz Earle intensive nourishing treamtment once a week which is fab.

I alternate between two moisturisers: Olay Total Effects 7x (anti-aging and blemish care) so I don't get spots and also Superdrug Rejenate & Restore day cream.

ilovemydogandMrObama Sun 22-Feb-09 14:18:59

Dermalogica barrier repair. Mine is hyper sensitive and is one of the only ones that doesn't make my face hurt!

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sun 22-Feb-09 16:00:37

Neals Yard do both a rose and a frankincense moisturiser. Both are excellent oils for sensitive skin - especially rose. Can heartily recommend.

shortcircuit Sun 22-Feb-09 16:15:49

Clinique would be a disaster as it's so harsh & literally strips the skin.

The best option is an oil & then a cream on top.

I'm currently using dermalogica intensive moisturiser with a facial oil & that's working.

Go to one of the big department stores & have a look at the various counters. Dauphin is good, quite expensive though.

gingertoo Sun 22-Feb-09 16:20:28

Crabtree and Evelyn do a product called 'Soothing Comforting Complex'. (It was originally designed for skin which has undergone cosmetic procedures and is red and raw. ) I have very dry skin and find that really brilliant. It's gentle, keeps skin moisturised and isn't greasy (and they have it the online outlet sale at the mo for under a fiver!!)

couture1 Sun 22-Feb-09 19:41:38

Ive just ordered some of the crabtree and evelyn products as recomended on this thread - prompted by the discounted price. Im also going to try the dermalogica - where is best to buy the dermalogica products?

FrannyandZooey Sun 22-Feb-09 19:45:11

we are using aderma products for ds2's eczema - they seem lovely
or have you tried aveeno?

shortcircuit Sun 22-Feb-09 20:32:46

I just bought our dermaloica from here, via
& it's buy 3 get 1 free

bohemianbint Sun 22-Feb-09 20:34:53

Clarins do a really good oil that isn't at all greasy, I'll try to remember what it is...

hester Sun 22-Feb-09 20:43:19

I completely agree with shortcircuit - it REALLY helps to use an oil and then a cream on top. I like one from REN called Omega something, it's pretty expensive (thirty quiddish) but great. But any oil that suits your skin would do.

Bodders1 Mon 23-Feb-09 13:59:44

I would try Dermalogica - age smart super repair. You can buy it at a discounted price on a website called Pure Beauty.

mosschops30 Mon 23-Feb-09 14:02:32

I am a serious Decleor junkie. Im not a big believer in skin products but since using Decleor my skin has been amazing.

They do lots of different moisturisers, I have combination skin so mine would be no good, but I also use their oil underneath which balances my skin and then I need to use a lot less cream which at £50 a jar is a good move.

MadameCastafiore Mon 23-Feb-09 14:04:41

Estee Lauder do one called called Resilliance for dry/very dry skin.

It is brilliant.

Try and get the Night Repair Serum as well as it really is fab.

I got all the Liz Earle stuff and ended up after a month with a face full of boils - hideous stuff!

mosschops30 Mon 23-Feb-09 14:06:08

this looks good and a very good price too, Im sure I paid more for mine

pillsthrillsandbellyaches Mon 23-Feb-09 14:08:29

i have tried hundreds over the years and the best i've found is MARKS AND SPENCERS ROYAL JELLY AND HONEY FACIAL CREAM.

it is non greasy, but does wonders for dry skin and wrinkles! (not that i'm saying you have any wrinkle of course! just mine!)

it comes in a tub and is about £4.50. its the best fiver you'll ever spend in your life!

also the body cream in the same range is amazing. its megamoisturizing! if you put it on freshly shaved, fake tanned legs, you'll have super shiny shins!

you must all think i work for m&s, lol! i dont, its just really good stuff, and i hate to think of you wasting loadsa money on expensive stuff, which isn't as good.

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