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Good moisturizer for acne prone skin?

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#1 woly

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:47 PM

Hey guys. Ive been trying to find a moisturizer that's:
-doesnt clog pores
-moisturises effectively
-doesnt contain pro-oxidant ingrediants

Im starting to think this may not exist. Anyone have any products they recommend?
Im looking at Avalons Vitamin C Renewel Facial Cream which seems fairly decent. Thoughts?


#2 Matt

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

I found the best thing I ever used for my skin when I had acne was Aloe Vera Gel. This is marketed for use for after sun, although it works great for acne, if you check out some acne forums you'll see some thumbs up for it. It reduced redness and prevented new blemishes, also helped HEAL red marks left over ;) Another thing that worked great was taking Cod Liver Oil.

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#3 zoolander

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:13 PM

Aloe Vera is great. Stay out of the sun though when you put it on your skin as UV-A rays and aloe vera do not mix.

Here's something I posted in the Skin Care Science Forum.

#4 zoolander

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:23 PM

re. the moisturizer for acne prone skin.....well I would consider a cleansing step very important to clean the skin as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory. Beta-hydroxy acids are good for this. Salicylic acid is the BHA I am talking about.

here's something I found posted on another site that may be of some help

What can we do?

First, remember that acne can leave scars, keloids and changes in pigmentation, so it is important to control acne before it leads to permanent changes in the skin. Second, serious acne should be taken seriously. See you your M.D., because some genetic problems show themselves as acne, and only tests ordered by your doctor can tell you whether your acne is “normal”, i.e. caused by the hormonal turmoil of adolescence or the menstrual cycle, or whether it is a symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome or other health problems that cause an excess in the production of male hormones by the young woman.

To control acne:
1) Keep pores open, by controlling sebum secretion using niacinamide, EGCG from green tea.

2) Normalize keratinization and prevent the exfoliated keratinocytes from sticking together. Go for white willow bark extract, which will also reduce inflammation. Other helpful actives: sulfur, retinyl acetate. Chemical peels will also help but make sure that the glycolic and other acids are not neutralized using bases like sodium hydroxide, a common ploy to impress consumers with high concentrations of acid that have been converted into useless salts.

3) Decrease inflammation: white liquorice extract. Avoid steroids, the anti-inflammatories that everybody likes because they are so fast, because they with prolonged use they will cause skin atrophy and “steroid acne”.

4) Kill acne bacteria: tea tree oil, Coleus essential oil. Propolis should also work but many of our clients do not like the smell. Avoid benzoyl peroxide, which will kill bacteria but will also age your skin and increase the probability of skin cancer.

5) For women: stabilize the hormonal balance using oral contraceptives.

#5 tintinet

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:02 PM

I have acne and/or rosacea prone skin also. I find Olay Regenerist Serum and Definity cream work well for me without causing breakouts.

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