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    • Spender£
    • By Spender£ 15th May 18, 4:03 PM
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    Shea Butter Alternative for the Face?
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    Shea Butter Alternative for the Face? 15th May 18 at 4:03 PM
    Shea Butter is a great moisturiser for the skin and is natural from what i've heard however, due to clogging of the pores can't be used on the face.
    Is there a natural product that does moisturise my dry facial skin, i don't feel any benefit from the normal face creams on the market and would love to find a cheap natural item similar to Shea Butter that won't break the bank.
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    • MissRox
    • By MissRox 16th May 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:12 PM
    My skin gets clogged easily from most creams. Have you tried rose hip oil? I buy the organic cold-pressed from The Ordinary. My skin has never felt better, but I guess it depends how dry your skin tends to be. For very dry skin I heard squalane oil is really good. You can buy that from TO as well, it's just 5.50 for 30ml.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 16th May 18, 10:43 PM
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    How old are you
    • Spender£
    • By Spender£ 18th May 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 5:20 PM
    My skin gets clogged easily from most creams. Have you tried rose hip oil? I buy the organic cold-pressed from The Ordinary. My skin has never felt better, but I guess it depends how dry your skin tends to be. For very dry skin I heard squalane oil is really good. You can buy that from TO as well, it's just 5.50 for 30ml.
    Originally posted by MissRox
    Great advice, many thanks i will have a look for that, i do suffer from very dry facial skin however, i have tried all sorts of creams which i personally think make me look even worse, that's why i'm trying to go as natural as possible, i don't believe the hype with the more expensive items, i think they rely on the placebo effect.
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    • Spender£
    • By Spender£ 18th May 18, 5:22 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 5:22 PM
    How old are you
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Thirty three!
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    • marrowgirl
    • By marrowgirl 24th May 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 24th May 18, 1:00 PM
    Coconut oil works for me, I use it before going to bed. It doesn't seem to sink in too well (maybe I use too much) but my skin is lovely and soft in the morning. I don't get break outs with it either. Grapeseed oil was my favourite (much lighter and sunk it quicker) but I have run out.
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    • London baby
    • By London baby 27th May 18, 4:58 PM
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    • 27th May 18, 4:58 PM
    Rosehip oil works for me. I'm 33 too and suffer from dry skin. I use shea butter for the body and rosehip for the face.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 27th May 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 27th May 18, 5:24 PM
    Oil of evening primrose
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 27th May 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 27th May 18, 5:24 PM
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    Another for rosehip oil here. I get breakouts easily but not with rosehip oil
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    • Christianne1957
    • By Christianne1957 28th May 18, 1:53 AM
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    I use squalane oil and love it as it is so quickly absorbed. Very light and skin very soft afterwards. No problem with blocked pores either
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 28th May 18, 4:27 PM
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    I use the Weleda almond range, which includes almond oil as one of the options. It works really well, both on its own or mixed into other creams to give them a bit of a boost.
    • RathiTeja
    • By RathiTeja 31st May 18, 10:29 AM
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    I would recommend Verdura cell repair cream , enriched with almond oil and avocado oil. A great solution for dry scaly skin. Just have a look at verduracare.
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