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needhelp



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Moisturizer for sensitive skin ? Reply with quote

I have very sensitive skin (and Rosacea). It seems to react to the Aveeno I've been using. I noticed the Aveeno has Alcohol in it which might be the problem.
Can I use Aloe as a moisturizer ??? The pure Aloe doesn't have alcohol or any other additives in it.

If not what would you recommend ???

NH
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not all alcohols are the same. The irritable alcohol is 'SD alcohol' which means denaturated ethyl alcohol. The other alcohols like 'Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol' are just waxes and very benign and non comedogenic in general.

Yes you can use Aloe very gel if you want for moisturizer but using moisturizers with too much water is not advisable in winter cold weather. Many people with rosacea, including me (mild rosacea) use petrolatum based moisturizers. Petrolatum/vaseline is NOT comedogenic despite the bad reputation (I've tested it myself). The only problem is most moisturizers with petrolatum are too shiny. Not too shiny are Vanicream Skin Cream and Petroleum Jelly Cream. Both are very cheap and a good choice for winter.
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u751904



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a brand here in the uk called lush. they do a cream for sensitive skin. The quality of the ingrediants is high and has few synthetic preservatives - hence a use by date. I know they will ship to the states. I am a big fan of them purely for the value for money and quality side of things. All plant based oils. Liz earle is also a favourite here - think she is on qvc in the states. Neals yard another uk homeopathic range that is very popular. None of these use petrochemicals or alchol. Zoe
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needhelp



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see, then it must be something else in the Aveeno my skin is reacting to ???
Any idea what it could be ??? My skin turns red and slightly burns where I applied the Aveeno.

Thanks for the responses... I'll have to look into those products you both recommended.

Any other recommendations for moisturizers for sensitive (and rosacea) skin ???
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which aveeno do you use and type the ingredients if possible.
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needhelp



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangehrzn wrote:
Which aveeno do you use and type the ingredients if possible.


I use Aveeno 'Daily Firming' -

C12 - 15 alkyl benzoate, cetyl alcohol, di-ppg3 myristyl ether adipate,
dimethicone, glycerine, propylene glycol, petrolatum, aluminum starch
octenylsuccinate, stearic acid, copper tripeptide,-1, soybean, protein,
oat kernal, arginine, benzyl alcohol, bht, butylene glycol, pvp....

NH
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the ingredients are fillers/thickeners/emulsifiers. The problem may come from the copper tripeptide or the soybean. Many people find copper peptides irritable.
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needhelp



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help ...
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Traci_Bentz



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Rosacea Products Reply with quote

Arbonne International has some products that you might find you would like. Unless directed otherwise by a physician, some specific Arbonne skin care products may help to ease the discomfort and negative effects of Rosacea.

According to their site, the following gentle products may be used:
Cleanser: Arbonne Intelligence Daily Cleanser, Arbonne Intelligence Daily Balancer
Moisturizer: Arbonne Intelligence Daily Moisturizing Cream, Day & Night, Arbonne Intelligence Daily Eye Cream
Specialty: Arbonne Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream, Arbonne Intelligence Skin Conditioning Oil, Arbonne
Intelligence Personalizer, ABC Sunscreen SPF 30+.


They offer a 45-day money-back guarantee - so your risk is minimal.

Just food for thought. You can learn more at their website if you are interested. Their products are botanical-based and 100% vegan.

Check it out at this location: tracibentz.myarbonne.com
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propylene_glycol



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use all natural and organic stuff.
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Patricia



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miessence Certified Organic skin care line offers toxin and chemical free products that are certified to food standards. They carry a line for sensitive skin, and actually feeds nutrients into your skin rather than harsh fragrances and perfumes. I've had success with them so maybe you will too.

You can check them out at pforganics.mionegroup.com.

Good luck!

Patricia
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katee



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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would look for something with tamarind seed extract (I'm currently on a complete kick about this active!). I'm currently using a product with it and I really do love it. From what I've read, as a humectant it is 10 times as effective as hyaluronic acid.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be Emu oil can help you. not clog pore and easy to penetrate the skin.
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