looking for the best skin moisturizer/soap

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    Jan 24, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    i take a shower daily,and y skin gets very fry during the winter,so im looking for a really good moisturizer/soap that i can use instead of bar soap,and that i dont have to smear on after showering,and get all over my clothes and bed,any suggestions?
  • EricLA

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    Jan 24, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Well, if you're using bar soap that's one of your problems right there. Try switching to a moisturizing liquid body wash. Bar soaps are well known to leave a film and dry skin in its wake.

    I use Zirh products, but they're pricy. Neutrogena makes an affordable skin-care line for men widely available. I use their After Shave Lotion and it works great.
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    Jan 24, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    I've tried a ton of stuff...Bath and Body Works' True Blue Line works really well. You need to purchase they're "scrubby" gloves, use a really rich, moisturizing wash and slather on a thick cream when you get out of the shower. They're cream "lay it on thick" is amazing and soaks in well.

    Hope this works! Works wonders for me..get compliments all the time about my skin!
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    Jan 24, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    I use VaniCream. they have a bar soap that puts a lot of moisture into your skin
    as well as a cream to put on after your shower. It is inexpensive and you can get it at your local drug store.

    I am thinking of trying the Bath and Body Works stuff that Athletic1984 was talking about. That sounds interesting.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    I effing hate bath and body works and all the cheap chemical products out there. its all soooo over scented. makes me puke.

    that being said theres some really great lines out there, ranging from inexpensive to a bit pricier. totally natural 100% organic, and potent! they work amazing.

    desert essences (you can find at planet organic or some drug stores)
    eminence organinc skin care. (wicked spa line)

    depends how much you wanna spend.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    i forgot to say you could buy a shower filter (price ranges) to filter out the chlorine and other chemicals found in water. your body soaks up more water from a shower or bath than i drinking 8 glasses a day. chlorine dries out your skin and hair, as well as causing scarring of the arteries.... get a shower filter and your skin will be so soft.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    thanks for all the suggestions! i really want to try the natural stuff.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Here are a couple of low cost choices. I have terrible winter skin and these help.

    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Oil Body Wash- It does not contain Laureth Sulfates that can irritate the skin.
    Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil- You put it on after the shower while still wet and then towel dry. It absorbs fast so it doesn't get on your clothing.

    Also try taking a luke warm shower instead of a hot shower, That won't cost anything.
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    Jan 24, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    Bar soap is your enemy. I really don't understand why anyone uses it. I finally got my parents to switch after years of dry skin and hard water.

    You can pick a bodywash from any of the lines that make bar soap. Just look in any drug store... you don't need to get anything perfumed from Bath and Body Works if you don't like that. Dial, Zest, Dove, etc. all make moisturizing bodywashes. And by the way, you don't need to use a puff to make it work... Just squeeze it out, rub it on, and wash it off. Not complicated! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 24, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    Castile Beauty Soap with Olive Oil

    After you shower:
    Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It doesn't feel oily or greasy.

    And if you want to spend the money:
    BIOTONE Pure Touch Organics Massage Cream
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    Jan 24, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    Zumi goat's milk soap has a natural pH that matches the skin...naturally moisturizes.

    The product is available at Whole Foods and on the web.
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    Jan 24, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Every Dermatologist I have asked recommends this:
    http://www.cetaphil.com/Default.aspx
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    Jan 25, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    GEMATRIA15 saidi take a shower daily,and y skin gets very fry during the winter,so im looking for a really good moisturizer/soap that i can use instead of bar soap,and that i dont have to smear on after showering,and get all over my clothes and bed,any suggestions?


    Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash. The best thing I've tried (within my price bracket, lol). It's the first soap that using too much was a bad thing. I have to use a little bit or else it lathers up too much lol.

    http://www.drugstore.com/qxp54871_333181_sespider/dove/body_wash_deep_moisture.htm
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jan 25, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    ZIRH everything.

    http://www.zirh.com/products.aspx?c=24
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    Jan 25, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    tinymike saidI effing hate bath and body works and all the cheap chemical products out there. its all soooo over scented. makes me puke.

    that being said theres some really great lines out there, ranging from inexpensive to a bit pricier. totally natural 100% organic, and potent! they work amazing.

    desert essences (you can find at planet organic or some drug stores)
    eminence organinc skin care. (wicked spa line)

    depends how much you wanna spend.


    So, smelling good is not on your agenda? Hmmm, please don't ever come within 20 feet of me!

    I've tried plenty of organic products and they don't seem to work good enough. I used Aveda for a while and it sucked! Gave me a rash, actually. I have, however, heard good things about Trader Joe's products as mentioned before. Maybe just haven't found anything organic that is worth buying over and over.

    Like I said though, BBW has always worked, ask my boyfriends...they LOVED to cuddle with me, LOL!
  • neon4u

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    Jan 25, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    I use Zirh wash "clean" on my face and follow with their moisturizer or Loreal wash with a moisturizer from them. I like both companies. It's important to us a moisturizer on your face to keep it from drying out and helps retain your youthful look.
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    Jan 25, 2010 3:04 AM GMT

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERESo, smelling good is not on your agenda? Hmmm, please don't ever come within 20 feet of me!


    my concerns in this life usually tend to be a tad more significant than smelling like a sugar cookie candle. and considering im way up in canada... you dont have to worry about me coming near you icon_wink.gif

    i smell fantastic. its just instead of using artificial smelling stuff (which by the way is loaded with cheap by product chemicals like mineral oil, sodium laureth sulfates, parabens etc.) i put natural stuff on my body, and it works well. if organic soap is not leaving you smelling clean, than your body may have a toxic overload. consider a detox/whole body cleanse instead of masking it with artificial fragrances that will lead to suppressed immune function and hormonal imbalance.
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    Jan 25, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    omg! wow thanks for all the suggestions now i totally confused lol!!!

    BTW im also looking for a shampoo and a conditioner thats SLS free,and very gentle on the scalp i prefer natural.

    any suggestions?
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    Jan 25, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    The problem with counting on soaps or body washes to take care of this problem is that you wash them off.

    The best lotion ever (in my experience) is Eucerin. It's not expensive, it works, and if are prone to really dry skin in the winter (as I am) it's a lifesaver. Has no odor, isn't greasy and it really does work.
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    Jan 25, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    Seriously, I just use Olay Bath/Bar Soap with Coco Butter and then I lather up with Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion and here Denver with the winter dryness it seems to do the trick for me and I can get SUPER dry and look like a walking chalk board!
  • trl_

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    Jan 25, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    BUY KIEHL'S!

    http://www.kiehls.com/
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    Jan 25, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidI use a homemade body scrub that leaves my skin just fabulous. I mix one part mashed avocado with two parts dog turd. Fabulous!
    lol!
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 25, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    best soap is dr bronners
    its natural soap
    best thing i have ever used
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    Jan 26, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    WILDCARD73 saidbest soap is dr bronners
    its natural soap
    best thing i have ever used



    its awesome hey? ive only used it on my body. not for laundry or whatever else it claims to be good for. the peppermint one is so effing cold in the winter... so im sticking to almond for now.
  • xebec75

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    Jan 26, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    What a great thread. I have to agree with Tiny Mike (who looks like a total cutie) about using harsh chemical surfactants to clean your skin. The beauty industry is just that, an industry, and they want you to use their products as much as possible. They don't have your best interests at heart and don't care what the long term affect of the products use may be.

    Breast cancer tumor biopsies have revealed parabens inside. No check out how many ingredients end in the term -paraben in your daily products. Paraben has also been implicated as a estrogenic compound. You know what that means...Man Boobs!icon_surprised.gif

    Just like we should be aware of the chemicals we ingest from food and the environment (including that shower filter!), we must also be aware of what we put on our body. Our bodies take in the chemicals we slather on to be soft and to smell good. Whole Foods has an easy method for identifying the safest products.
    http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/premium-body-care.php

    I mix olive oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oils (all 100% organic) to make a thick body butter that I use right after the shower. I live in Phoenix so it's really dry year round and this works great! I also love Burt's Bees products, although you have to read their ingredients critically.