View Full Version : Favorite Moisturizer?
07-18-2008, 03:19 PM
Hey guys! So i posted a thread a little while ago about favorite facial cleansers and found one(cetaphil is really great!) but I find that no matter how gentle of a cleanser I use, my face is still dry. I don't shave every day so i'm trying to find a moisturizer that can be used everyday, but that doesn't make your face look really greasy, but still moisturizes efficiently.
Lately i've been using this fruit of the earth aloe vera gel which is awesome initially( pat my face until its moist but not dripping, then put the gel on). But after about 15 min, my face looks pretty dry.
Also i have some mild acne scarring(scarred pores arount the nose and upper cheeks), so if any of you have any suggestions on how to reduce the appearance of scars, or a moistruizer that hydrates skin well enough to reduce the appearance of scars, i'd relaly appreciate it! . Thanks again guys for all of your input!
07-18-2008, 05:51 PM
I have dry skin.
Aloe gels are not moisturizing enough for me.
You need something heavier, avoid light formulations
07-18-2008, 08:18 PM
Leave "Nancy's" goop alone---YOU'RE a MAN (probably!) I was just at an excellent dermatologist's office today for a check-up and he always recommends and passes out samples of Eucerin Lotion. This is the real stuff and comes in many formulations, many which also have SPF's of one degree or another as well. Some are specifically made as "face lotions" as well. Most are fragrance-free and very easy on the skin.
07-18-2008, 08:33 PM
I suggest simply not washing your face. If you shave, that's enough cleaning and exfoliating. When you shave, use your lather to wash the rest of your face and that should be enough. Let the natural oils in your skin do their job.
07-18-2008, 08:41 PM
I have to use a balm is using aftershave. On days I dont shave I actually use lotion on my face.
At the moment I am using Vaseline Aloe without any problems. I have always had to use lotion on my face as I have extremely dry skin and used to have a bad case of excema.
07-18-2008, 08:43 PM
Baxter SPF15 Super Shape.
07-19-2008, 02:38 AM
I use Shine-Free Gel from Clarins Men, but it is better recommended for oily skins.
07-19-2008, 07:16 AM
In the past I used MaleFace that I purchased from Charles at QED. Great moisturizer, and I avoided the shiny forehead problem but still had some dry spots. I tend to use MaleFace if I know I'm going to be sweating a lot.
After reading some reviews on Lucky Tiger I went ahead and purchased their aftershave toner and facial moisturizer from herbalhut.com. It's definitely a little thicker than the MaleFace product. I thought $13 was a little pricey but it's a HUGE 8 oz bottle, which is almost 2x the size of other moisturizers. The Lucky Tiger scent took a little getting used to, but it moisturizes well and eliminates dry spots, and I still avoid the shiny forehead. I just moved up to the NE and am waiting to see if Lucky Tiger will be a good winter moisturizer.
07-19-2008, 11:29 PM
the kindest and most gentle moisturizer you can use is a small dab of hydrocortisone lotion (not cream, as it's supplemented with pore-clogging fillers) with a slight dilusion of water thoroughly blended into the skin. it took me many years and several dermatologists visits to get to. believe it. it'll hydrate your skin and reduce the appearance of scarring.
however, i didn't see any sensitivity mentioned, so your field may be wide open...
07-20-2008, 11:36 AM
for the hydrocortisone lotion, are there any specific brands you recommend? And when you mentioned dilusion of water, should i open the bottle and run a bit of water into it, or just apply the lotion after i shower, to a moist/wet face? Thanks again!:001_smile
07-20-2008, 12:12 PM
I just used Jack Black double duty for the first time and it feels really good. I told the wife it feels like my face is wet even though it is not. It costs $26 for 3 oz. I need to leave it as a gift for others to buy for me. I am thinking of going to the Cetaphil. Both have SPF in them. 15 for Cet. and 20 for JB.
07-20-2008, 03:52 PM
for the hydrocortisone lotion, are there any specific brands you recommend? And when you mentioned dilusion of water, should i open the bottle and run a bit of water into it, or just apply the lotion after i shower, to a moist/wet face? Thanks again
no, most lotions are pseudo-generic, so it matters not. lotion isn't so easy to find - it's the creams that are ubiquitous.
anyhow, i wet my hands with cold water, shake them, then place a small amount (maybe the size of peas) of lotion into the cup of my palm and blend so that there's a very light creamy consistency. then i slowly and carefully blend that into my skin until there's nothing left to work in. works amazingly well for me.
07-20-2008, 08:23 PM
i was researching some of these lotions and found a couple of things saying how prolonged use can lead to thinner skin and other risks, is that true for the lotions or just the creams? These sites were saying hydrocortisone in general shouldn't be used for prolonged periods but i'm not sure:bored:.
Has anyone also looked into vaseline based moisturizers? I've been reading those aren't bad and if you use the right amount, aren't super oily either..Thanks again for the feedback guys i appreciate it!
07-20-2008, 10:24 PM
I use Lac-Hydrin Five at night. I also used to use Eucerin but it leaves a film on my skin that makes me feel pretty uncomfortable.
The Lac Hydrin Five contains Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, so if you have very sensitive skin it may burn. YMMV.
07-20-2008, 10:47 PM
no worries concerning long-term use of hydrocortisone according to my dermatologist. especially if somewhat weakened with water. i'd stay away from anything remotely related to petroleum... (unless you have pores of steel)
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