need a moisturizer that won't break my face out!

IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
It seems like everything I try breaks my face out but i need a moisturizer,especially now that winter is setting in. anyone have any suggestions? i'm open to all price ranges, i just need something badly. everything the derm suggests breaks me out :( how frustrating...

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  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I need to know more about ur regimen? What do u use? What kind of break outs r u having? R u sure its ur skin and not ur hair products? R there any allergies u may be ignoring? And last...(drum roll) have u tried the Oil Cleansing Method? I use Cetaphil...best skin ever!...but it could be better, so I would love to attempt OCM:)
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  • IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
    I use Simple brand face wash gel. It has very few ingredients but after washing it makes my cheeks and sides of the face dry. I've used olay sensitive skin face wash and it was worse. i basically look for things that have very few ingredients and no scent if possible. I don't even wear makeup besides eye makeup to lower the chances of breakouts. I use benzoyl peroxide twice a day on each side of my chin where i will get monthly hormonal breakouts(much much better since using the benzoyl but not 100 percent)I had tried dove bar soap but i've heard it clogs pores..not sure if it did for me or not.with this very minimal regimen my face is usually always clear.
    but i really need a moisturizer!or a gentler cleanser maybe?
    hair products. i use minimal products here too,to the detriment of my hair but i'd rather have a clear face than perfect hair. so my hair is probably undermoisturized also. i have a list of comedogenic products so i try to always avoid them.
    i've heard of the OCM method but i'm scared to death to put oil on my face!!
    I saw a moisturizer today and there aren't any ingredients that are ranked as comedogenic BUT the first ingred is mineral oil so i'm scared to use it.
    when you say cetaphil,do you mean the moisturizing lotion or the facewash?
    thanks!
  • IAgalIAgal Posts: 139Registered Users
    after rereading what i wrote,i realized i didn't quite say it right. i dont' normally break out anymore now that i've really pared down my routine,but my face is dry and whenever i try a moisturizer,i get breakouts..they are sore hard red small lumps under the skin when it happens :( i think i made it sound like i got breakouts all the time plus needed a moisturizer :) help!
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wash with the fragrance free cleanser, not the face wash , then tone with dickinsons witch hazel, then a pea sized drop of the " fragrance free" moisturizing lotion. The labels are tricky, cuz they all look the same, but it works for now:) I'm scared to try OCM too, but I will keep researching...
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    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Coconut, grapeseed, jojoba or soybean oil
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Coconut oil breaks me out. OCM broke me out horribly. I get big cyst like breakouts on the sides of my face. From it.

    I love Philosophy makeup removing oil. Its amazing. I also love plain old Ponds Cold Cream. Great for taking off makeup at night.

    During the day, right now I'm using Clean and Clear sensitive skin. Non drying. Skin's clear and it seems to have helped DDs blackheads on her nose.

    I use Equate brand retina A lotion (Or is it retinol?) At night. I use Avalon Organics vitamin C lotion - mixed w aloe BC its very thick - during the day.

    I use vitamin E oil or vaseline under my eyes, and I use vaseline on dry spots BC bed.

    I sometimes use Ponds dry skin cream in the winter.

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  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Any nut oil breaks me out every time...now ur freakin me out about OCM :/
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was planning for 50/50 castor/Grapeseed, in the morning only in the shower. Then tone with dickinsons witch hazel and a drop of GSO if needed. Hope I only need to refresh with water or witch hazel at night...I will use bamboo cloths to wipe (softer than microfiber OR Terri cloth)...but now I just need the guts to order the heritage castor oil from vitacost;)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,406Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use oil of olay complete for sensitive skin with sunscreen. It's great for me. I have normal to dry skin in the winter.
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    I use oil of olay complete for sensitive skin with sunscreen. It's great for me. I have normal to dry skin in the winter.

    I second this - I have sensitive skin and it works great.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I was planning for 50/50 castor/Grapeseed, in the morning only in the shower. Then tone with dickinsons witch hazel and a drop of GSO if needed. Hope I only need to refresh with water or witch hazel at night...I will use bamboo cloths to wipe (softer than microfiber OR Terri cloth)...but now I just need the guts to order the heritage castor oil from vitacost;)
    I'd do it the other way around: OCM at night, morning refresh with water. Actually, I need to wash in the AM too. But not everyone does.

    The coconut oil doesn't break me out, and I'm oily.

    Is the castor oil from vitacost especially good for skin/OCM? Or is it cheaper? You can get CO from most any pharmacy.
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  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    I started using MUAC...makeup artist choice...products...and all I can say is WOW!!!... They have an amazing aloe with lavendar moisturize....It has helped balance my skin!!! Its not bad priced either...check out the website...

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    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
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    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I really like Heritage Grapeseed oil, I trust the brand, cuz I've been using it on my hair successfully. So the plan is to get Heritage brand castor oil. Vitacost sells the brand and I haven't seen it in stores...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"

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