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    • WeAreGhosts
    • By WeAreGhosts 3rd Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    Any facial moisturiser recommendations?
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 4:52 PM
    Any facial moisturiser recommendations? 3rd Jun 17 at 4:52 PM
    I have weird skin that's sometimes really dry and sometimes really oily. I suppose it's probably a hormonal thing. It's my cheeks that seem to veer wildly from one to the other, rather than my T-zone.

    I recently bought The Yes to Tomatoes Combination Skin Moisturiser and hate it! It's the thickest moisturiser I've ever come across. Why anyone with combination oily skin would want something so thick is beyond me.

    I have The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA and like it but finding that a bit thick also.

    I'm trying to keep to cruelty free brands, so any recommendations from those would be great.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 3rd Jun 17, 5:43 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 17, 5:43 PM
    I'm cautiously trying out the Lidl night cream with Q10. For a jar costing less than £2, it's really helping my skin! Not speaking the language of unguents much, I couldn't tell you if it's thick or not but I'm applying it sparingly.

    For seriously combination skin, you may want to apply a cautious mix of one cream to one area, another to another?
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
    https://www.lemonskincare.com/products/active-moist-100ml?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant= 20363932231&gclid=CjwKEAjwjunJBRDzl6iCpoKS4G0SJACJ Ax-V942FBHnmxb7MNoFEedf0nKs5cnClYySf4HE5PG2q7xoCNrzw_ wcB

    Demological Active Moist - this seems expensive, but it's 100ml
    • boots_babe
    • By boots_babe 12th Jun 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:48 PM
    I recently had a free pot of This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser as a gift with a magazine subscription:

    https://www.lookfantastic.com/this-works-no-wrinkles-extreme-moisturiser-48ml/10524477.html

    I usually chop and change my facial moisturiser, but have to say this has probably got me hooked. I'm nearing the end of my free pot and have just ordered another one. I can't quite put my finger on it but my skin feels in so much better condition since using this, it can't be coincidence.

    • asajj
    • By asajj 12th Jun 17, 5:53 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 5:53 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 5:53 PM
    I like The Body Shop Vitamin E series and Tea Tree series. I have a combination skin too and they work for me. If you are an O2 user, there is always a discount code available to make it better value for money.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

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    • Chlorine7
    • By Chlorine7 19th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
    Have you tried a facial oil instead of moisturiser? I've used Pai facial oil and Nude Skincare oil and found them to be far more effective in dealing with my skin issues over any moisturiser.

    I do rate The Ordinary for skincare too, try the acids.
    • Kojak12
    • By Kojak12 26th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
    Have you tried Bio-oil? It seems greasy when you apply it but it sinks right into the skin. As far as I'm aware it is the only one on the market that can prove it is actually absorbed by your skin cells. In addition there is proven research it does improve the elasticity and condition of the skin - it doesn't just make skin 'appear' younger. It helps even out skin tone and keep the skin nice and flexible and plump.
    • tizerbelle
    • By tizerbelle 26th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
    Not cheap but I would recommend

    Liz Earle Skin Repair - either the Light (for oily/combination) which is almost a gel-like consistency or the Normal/Combination one - a light cream

    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - the original/regular one - again a very light cream, good for all skin types.

    If you buy from QVC and find they aren't any good for you, you can at least return them and get most of your money back
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 26th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
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    • 26th Jun 17, 8:53 PM
    Have you tried Rose hip oil?
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 28th Jun 17, 4:37 AM
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    Try asking The Body Shop for a sample of their Oils for Life cream (day cream or overnight creams worked best for me IMO, not so much the night cream although I'd not rule that out) I have very dry skin but it's also very easy to clog so I have to use a thinner moisturiser or just something non oily and non clogging and this stuff is the most affordable out of a range which I find I can get away with. All the others I've tried just sit on the top of my skin and make my skin shiney at first, then dull looking (as dust and pollution stick to it) and then I get spots and my skin feels icky and itchy (because it's clogged and cannot breathe).


    Others I've tried and liked are not so affordable but let me know if you wanted a few more ideas. The reason I mention The Body Shop is because if you hunt around you can normally find a set of two (the oil and a cream or similar) for £30 and if you find a decent assistant or a glitch you can bring down the price further. Normally the cost of one of the products is more than what I'd suggest anyone spends!
    • heartbreak_star
    • By heartbreak_star 28th Jun 17, 9:34 AM
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    I love Simple's Light moisturiser

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    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 28th Jun 17, 12:44 PM
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    Like tizerbelle, Liz Earle

    I return to it time and time again

    I also use oil or emollient for nights when I've gone very dry. Yang ylang suits me, but rose oil is very good as well
    • WeAreGhosts
    • By WeAreGhosts 28th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
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    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I will ask in a Body Shop next time I'm near one.

    I have tried rosehip oil and really liked it at first. I started mixing it with Superdrugs Vitamin E serum on a night, and liked that for a while. It didn't make my skin go oily or dry. However, I found after a while I had spots not on my skin, but sitting under it but never breaking the surface.
    Couldn't work out what was doing that, so decided to change everything.

    I found a sample of Nuxe Anti-Fatigue moisturiser in my stash and I've been using that and I love it

    On a recent trip to TK Maxx I found Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster Face Serum and it's amazing. The price was pretty good too, £7.99 instead of £24.

    So I'm using the two together and I am definitely less oily and doesn't seem too drying.

    I'm always so reluctant to spend lots on a product in case it makes my skin horrible.
    Has anyone had any luck asking for samples?
    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 28th Jun 17, 10:45 PM
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    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I will ask in a Body Shop next time I'm near one.

    I have tried rosehip oil and really liked it at first. I started mixing it with Superdrugs Vitamin E serum on a night, and liked that for a while. It didn't make my skin go oily or dry. However, I found after a while I had spots not on my skin, but sitting under it but never breaking the surface.
    Couldn't work out what was doing that, so decided to change everything.

    I found a sample of Nuxe Anti-Fatigue moisturiser in my stash and I've been using that and I love it

    On a recent trip to TK Maxx I found Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster Face Serum and it's amazing. The price was pretty good too, £7.99 instead of £24.

    So I'm using the two together and I am definitely less oily and doesn't seem too drying.

    I'm always so reluctant to spend lots on a product in case it makes my skin horrible.
    Has anyone had any luck asking for samples?
    Originally posted by WeAreGhosts
    I find shopping on QVC for high range beauty can not be beat

    A bit more expensive perhaps, but minimum 30 day money back gaurenteed, you can use the whole order, send back the empty container and get a full refund

    You need to try a product for a month at least
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