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Old 10-30-2010, 11:25 PM
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Need a good face cream

I need a good face cream/lotion for VERY DRY skin. My skin gets so dry in the winter that it hurts sometimes. I really don't want to spend a fortune and figured that there had to be something affordable for me to use. I am not the person who will spend $100 for face cream.

In the past the only thing that would give me any relief was a Vaseline brand hand lotion and I know that can't be good. I also use retin a and Alpha Hydrox products on my face, but haven't used them both during the winter yet so don't know how its going to be. Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:56 PM
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I know a lot of people like that Philosophy "hope in a jar" stuff and if you are trying to go on the cheap side the Cetaphil cream is pretty good stuff too.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:45 AM
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omg get the Korres Rose set!!!! It's only $54 for that limited edition set at Sephora and it comes w/ a full sized serum, cream, mask, lip butter, and big trial sizes of their body butter and shower gel. The cream by itself is around $35 or something if you buy it separately. It's such a frikking fantastic deal!!!! I think I'm going to buy another set even though I won't be finishing my first set anytime soon. I've been using the whole regimen for a month now and it has added such a glow and brightened my complexion. I have very dry skin too and my face just loves it! I recommended it to Cyn and she said she's been liking it too. Oh and can't beat the fact that it's all natural!


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ETA - I tried Hope in a Jar and wasn't impressed. It didn't do much for my dry skin but my friend liked it and she also had dry skin. I mostly couldn't stand the sunscreen smell in it. I'm quite picky about scents though.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:10 AM
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I really love Aubrey Organics, and the Vegecell Nighttime Hydrator is awesome. They also have a dry skin line you might want to check out. Not super expensive, the products are great, and I like that they are not full of crap and chemicals. Having been using Aubrey stuff for years.

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Simply Divine Botanicals is another truly excellent line, and they offer a sample bag of their products for purchase so you can figure out which products work best for you. Bit more expensive than Aubrey, but so worth it. These are the two brands I use, and my skin is in great shape.

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:30 AM
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I have dry skin too... I've tried lots of different lotions and I keep coming back to Oil of Olay Regenerist night cream. It's in a little purple jar and at Target it's only $19. I also have tried Hope in a Jar and didn't really care for it. That being said, personally, I'm not a huge fan of Philosophy products as a whole...
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:06 AM
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i use cetaphil moisturizing cream over my anti-aging stuff. i've tried a bunch of moisturizers and always end up going back to cetaphil. i buy the one in a tube. suuuper cheap but works so well for me.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:29 AM
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Well, all of these sound pretty good. I may try the set from Sepora that was posted but for now will pick up either the Olay or Cetaphil. Thanks ladies!
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If you're looking into Olay, the Regenerist Microsculpting Cream (red jar) is really nice too. I think it's rated the best antiaging cream (yes I always use antiaging stuff even though I'm only 23. Prevention!) that you can get at a drugstore and have proven more effective than creams that cost $200. I used to love it so I got it again recently and my skin flared up all these irritated red bumps everywhere. I don't know wth happened. My skin used to be really good with it in the past.. I think my skin has become a lot more sensitive now? Too bad b/c now I have that Olay jar just sitting there unable to be used and that thing costs around $25-30.. damn expensive for a drugstore product! but it also works well for dry skin if you wanted to try it and don't have sensitive skin!
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I second the Korres set recommendation! it's such an amazing deal and I want to get another set too so I won't run out
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I use Olay regenerist creams, but watch out because some of them are HEAVILY fragranced! I had to toss some because the scent was too strong. I'd like to recommend Cerave cream, which is near the Cetaphil at CVS. It has the nicest consistancy! I wish they made it with SPF and then I'd use it during the day, too!
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If you're looking into Olay, the Regenerist Microsculpting Cream (red jar) is really nice too. I think it's rated the best antiaging cream (yes I always use antiaging stuff even though I'm only 23. Prevention!) that you can get at a drugstore and have proven more effective than creams that cost $200. I used to love it so I got it again recently and my skin flared up all these irritated red bumps everywhere. I don't know wth happened. My skin used to be really good with it in the past.. I think my skin has become a lot more sensitive now? Too bad b/c now I have that Olay jar just sitting there unable to be used and that thing costs around $25-30.. damn expensive for a drugstore product! but it also works well for dry skin if you wanted to try it and don't have sensitive skin!
Is this the one? If so, I have Amazon prime but I am not sure if I can return it if I don't like. I thought you could do this at most drug stores.

Amazon.com: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, 1.7 Ounce: Beauty: Reviews, Prices & more
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I use Olay regenerist creams, but watch out because some of them are HEAVILY fragranced! I had to toss some because the scent was too strong. I'd like to recommend Cerave cream, which is near the Cetaphil at CVS. It has the nicest consistancy! I wish they made it with SPF and then I'd use it during the day, too!
Do you have this one? I can't stand a lot of fragrance and can't understand why companies do this to their products.

Amazon.com: Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment, 1.7 Ounce: Beauty: Reviews, Prices & more
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Is this the one? If so, I have Amazon prime but I am not sure if I can return it if I don't like. I thought you could do this at most drug stores.

Amazon.com: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, 1.7 Ounce: Beauty: Reviews, Prices & more
yup that's the one
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^^Is the smell overpowering?
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not really. I don't mind it that much and I'm pretty sensitive to strong scents.

ETA - I just smelled it again. It is pretty heavily scented but it doesn't bother me too much? As long as you don't take a direct whiff you'll be okay I think but the smell does linger on your face for a bit but I actually kind of like the scent. This isn't something I would recommend as a day cream though, btw.

omg now I'm kind of light headed b/c I kept smelling it with it directly in front of my nose over and over again. I'm feeling quite woozy at the moment. I blame this on you!
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^LOL Carol! Thanks for letting us know about the scent though- now I know not to use that one either. I'm very sensitive to perfumes and fragrances.

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Do you have this one? I can't stand a lot of fragrance and can't understand why companies do this to their products.

Amazon.com: Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment, 1.7 Ounce: Beauty: Reviews, Prices & more
YES!!! That's the smelly one! LOL! You FOUND it! I was so disappointed! I use this one instead- it's really nice and thick like a night cream. Amazon.com: Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream, 1.7-Fluid Ounce: Beauty

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not really. I don't mind it that much and I'm pretty sensitive to strong scents.

ETA - I just smelled it again. It is pretty heavily scented but it doesn't bother me too much? As long as you don't take a direct whiff you'll be okay I think but the smell does linger on your face for a bit but I actually kind of like the scent. This isn't something I would recommend as a day cream though, btw.

omg now I'm kind of light headed b/c I kept smelling it with it directly in front of my nose over and over again. I'm feeling quite woozy at the moment. I blame this on you!
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Thanks for the help though...
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I have dry, sensitive skin. I use Complex 15 in the summer because it's light and non greasy. In the winter I use Impruv Cream, if your face is dry this will moisturize it for sure and you don't have to use much for it to work. I also just tried Paula's Choice moisture boost and I liked that one too, it has more of a silky texture -- you can get samples on the website. All of them are fragrance free and don't break me out...and lemme tell you, EVERYTHING breaks me out -- even using the wrong shampoo. Hope this helps!
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i know i am kind of late in the game on answering this question...

i have oily skin but get dry patches too when i am using my tazorac cream... i have been using the original pink "oil of olay active hydrating cream, original" since i was in highschool and LOVE it!! it doesn't make me break out and it is hydrating when i do have dry patches!! and the smell is not overwhelming!! check that one out for sure!! plus it is cheap!! here is a link to the one i am talking about!! you can get it at any grocery/drug store!!

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I second the recommendation for plain old Cetaphil. Seriously it's like $5 and works as well as any expensive stuff I've ever tried. The Philosophy Hope In a Jar reeks to high heaven. I actually returned it and I never do that.
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