Less Expensive Moisturizer Help

  • OCDon

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    Jan 11, 2014 8:53 AM GMT
    My face care consists of Clinique Liquid Face Wash (reg strength), Clinique Face Scrub and Clinique MProtect SBF21. A friend of mine said I could get the same moisturizer effect for a lot less money. She also said I should be moisturizing my body not just my face. I assume she did not mean my arms but body parts that are covered.

    She suggested Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion or Equate Skin Care Lotion? Any thoughts on her suggestion? Oh by the way, I moved from Orange County, CA to Las Vegas, NV.

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    Jan 11, 2014 8:55 AM GMT
    I use Cetaphil moisturizer for my face and I use "Go 360 Clean" by L'Oréal and I think my face looks amazing. I do not use moisturizer on other parts of my body but I do make sure to get my neck as well as my face.
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 11, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    Most stores (target/CVS) have great generic versions of most popular brands like Cetaphil and CeraVe. My skin tends to dry out easily especially in winter, as well as my reoccuring psoriasis, so I moisturize all over every day. Just a very lightweight one, don't need much if you use every day. I keep hearing from dermies though the best way to take care of your face is to use a moisturizer with SPF. No premature wrinkles for this guy!
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    I think spending a lot of money on brand name moisturizers is crazy. I have used store or common brands for years and they've been very effective. Right now I'm using Vaseline Intensive Care lotion for men because I like the smell. Depends on what I find on sale, not usually the cheapest but I don't go to the specialty stores to get something that does the same as your common brands do.
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
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  • LJay

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    Jan 11, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    I have had some serious skin problems on my legs and use a prescription ointment, but my doctor says to use a moisturizer over the ointment. I really like Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It does the job well and does not feel greasy. I get it at Costco at a very good price for two 18 oz. bottles. I think there was a bonus tube in there last time.

    One of the oldest tricks in the book for moisturizing is to use an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal is one of the oldest skin conditioners in use. You can grind oatmeal very finely by putting it is a blender or food processor and then putting two or three good handfuls in an old sock. Either hang the sock under the faucet while the bath is running or swish it around in the water. Soak and relax.
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    Vaseline!
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    I use Jack Black for my face. It has sun screen in it. For my body I use coconut oil.
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    Jan 11, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    Equate is actually a good product. Not greasy but does the job.
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    Jan 11, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    i use cheap old Vaseline Intensive Care. When my skin is really dry, i use Olive oil, even on my face. LOL.
  • LJay

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    Jan 11, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    hairyandym saidi use cheap old Vaseline Intensive Care. When my skin is really dry, i use Olive oil, even on my face. LOL.


    I was opening a can of sardines the other day and got olive oil on my hands. Wonderful feeling.
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    Jan 11, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
    For the face, I use Olay for sensitive skin. It does not contain SPF as I am allergic to the compounds in it. It also is free of dyes and perfumes.

    For a body lotion, I use Cetaphil (or a generic version of it). It is very good and does not contain dyes or perfumes. It used to be only available via prescription.
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    Jan 11, 2014 6:56 PM GMT
    I use Bath & Body Works Signature Collection 2 in 1 After Shave + Face Lotion. I usually wet shave every 3 days and I use use the same lotion for daily moisturizing in between. I actually got a great deal, they had a buy 1 get 1 free event, so I got 4, should last me a year or two as I don't use too much. The ingredients are skin-friendly, don't contain any parabens and the range of fragrances are comparable to CK/Armani/D&G.
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    Jan 11, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    OCDon saidI moved from Orange County, CA to Las Vegas, NV.

    Make it a habit to always apply some sunscreen before you step out the door.

    I have a half brother who's 10 years younger than I am. My next door neighbor thought he was older than I am. He also lives in Vegas and uses sunscreen regularly but it's still not enough.
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    Jan 11, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    hairyandym saidi use cheap old Vaseline Intensive Care. When my skin is really dry, i use Olive oil, even on my face. LOL.

    Hmmmm.....I'll bet you fry up quite nicely too icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    Use a body wash with moisturizers.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jan 11, 2014 10:07 PM GMT
    Most shop brand moisturizers are good enough combined with regular washing. A sunscreen out of doors would be a very good idea in such a fiercely sunny climate as Nevada.

    Generally, though, the best thing you can do for your skin is to live healthy: no smoking/drugs, a little alcohol, exercise, good diet, plenty of sleep and water, etc. No skin care regime/cosmetics can compensate if this is wrong.
  • dtx1

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    Jan 11, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion

    I'm certainly no expert on these things but have been using this stuff for a couple of years and like it. One small bottle is about $10 and seems to last about 4 - 6 months. Each metered pump puts out enough for one application. It contains a 15 SPF sunscreen and alpha-hydroxy to supposedly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I've heard some don't like it because the alpha-hydroxy stings when applying, and this is true. It tingles for about 10 seconds but not bad. In the past there was an Equate version of this product that I used but apparently Walmart stopped making it so now I just get the name brand.
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    Jan 11, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, I like Neutrogena Men products. That's probably the only "name brand" stuff I will ever buy. Can't really justify spending hundreds of dollars at the cosmetics counter.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 11, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
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    Jan 11, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
    i like neutrogena sensitive skin sunblock face lotion. it goes on without leaving a greasy feeling. my pores tend to clog if the lotion is too oily. i suggest figuring out what skin type you are. im combination skin so i need a few different products to keep my acne at bay.
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    Jan 11, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
    From the reviews I've read, CeraVe is the best for moisturizing while not clogging your pores. It doesn't have a strong odor or greasy feeling. I recommend that.
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    Jan 11, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Avsigkommen saidI use Cetaphil moisturizer for my face and I use "Go 360 Clean" by L'Oréal and I think my face looks amazing. I do not use moisturizer on other parts of my body but I do make sure to get my neck as well as my face.


    Young man, you are nineteen years old! Just about everyone at the age of nineteen has pretty skin. icon_smile.gif


    I disagree. Case in point:
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    Jan 12, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
    Olay is really nice, you can get it fragrance free or not and with spf or not.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Jan 12, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    I prefer cum facials....Does wonders for the skin....LOL icon_biggrin.gif