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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM | 3 Ounce | Ultra Lightweight, Night Face Moisturizer | Fragrance Free
All-night hydration: Moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier[ Moisture-retaining ingredients ] Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin's natural moisture and niacinamide to help calm skin[ Patented technology ] Utilizes patented MVE controlled-release technology to help replenish ceramides and deliver long lasting moisturization[ Gentle on skin ] Fragrance free, oil free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating[ Rich texture ] Ideal for normal to oily skin
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81 Reddit comments about CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM | 3 Ounce | Ultra Lightweight, Night Face Moisturizer | Fragrance Free:

u/mwilke · 114 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Howdy, skin twin! This is what my skin looked like before I started taking care of it, and if I fall off the skincare wagon, that's what it goes back to.

The main issues here are that your skin needs some exfoliation, and you need both a source of moisture, and a way to keep it in.

With exfoliation, you have two options: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation is stuff like facial scrubs, pore brushes, etc. It's a popular method, but it can be harsh to your skin. I like chemical exfoliation - specifically, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), which works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin and living skin, so the dead crusty bits can be gently washed off.

After that, you need to tackle the dehydration. Dehydrated skin gets that rough, uneven orange-peel appearance, and makes large pores more obvious. This is true even if your skin is oily - you can be oily and dehydrated at the same time, and dehydrated skin can actual trigger more oil production.

In addition to a moisturizer, you'd benefit from an occlusive to keep the moisture from evaporating, especially if you live in a dry climate or are exposed to air conditioning all day.

So here's a really basic routine you could try out. I use a lot of Asian products because they're cheap and work well, but you can find similar products local to you.

1. Oil cleanse

"Normal" face washes can be really drying, especially the ones marketed towards men, for some reason. If your face feels tight and plasticky after you wash it, your cleanser is to blame. I use an emulsifying oil cleanser.

You put it on your dry face, rub it around to get it to stick to the gunk in your pores, and then rinse with water, which makes it emulsify and become un-oily. Cool!

It doesn't actually have to be an oil cleanser - any hydrating, non-drying cleanser will work fine.

Some folks use a secondary cleanser after this, but unless you wear makeup, you probably don't need it, and it risks drying you out more.

2. Acid exfoliation

Now that you have a clean face, it's time to get rid of the dead stuff that makes your skin lumpy. For this, we'll use an AHA - I like this one from CosRX, even though it smells like dog piss on a mushroom.

This is a step you'll only do every other day, maximum. Start with every 2-3 days and go from there. Do this step at night, as AHA will make your skin less resistant to UV (more on that later).

Put a couple drops in your hands, massage it into your face, and then wait. It takes at least 15 minutes for the acid to fully break down that "glue" holding dead skin onto your face.

Rinse it off with water, dry, and move on to the next step.

3. Hydrating toner

The next thing you need is a thin moisturizer, something that can sink right into your skin to plump and de-leatherify it. These are typically going to based on hyaluronic acid, a "goo molecule" that your body uses in every squishy part of your body, from skin to eyeballs to bones. I like this one by Hada Labo, but there are good options from Klairs, Paula's Choice, etc.

Put a few drops on your hands and pat/squish into your face. Give it a minute to dry. If your face feels tight, you can repeat this step a couple times.

4. Ceramide lotion

Ceramides help to "waterproof" your skin from the inside, to prevent loss of all that moisture you just added. Cerave PM is pretty much the best bang for your buck - despite the "PM" in the label, you can use it day and night.

5 (Daytime). Sunblock

Before you go out for the day, you need sunblock. Damage from the sun is a huge contributor to crappy dehydrated skin, and now that you're exposing fresh new skin with the AHA, you're going to be even more sensitive to it.

Due to some weird laws surrounding what we can use in sunblock in the US and some other Western countries, it's likely that the only sunblock you can get in stores is that thick, oily, gross, white stuff.

The Japanese have the rest of the world pretty much beat when it comes to sunblock - Biore Aqua Rich is a solid choice, although you'll need something heavier for days when you're going to be sweating or swimming.

5 (Night). Occlusive

Now that you've done all this work to moisturizer your skin, you don't want it to just evaporate overnight. That's where an occlusive comes in - a thick outer layer that protects your skin and all the stuff you just put on it. Aquaphor is great for this.

So there you go - a solid starting routine! Try that out for a week and see if your skin doesn't start to look better - if you're not doing anything to your skin right now, you're bound to see some improvement with this.

Note that there is some risk of bad reactions whenever you're using new face stuff. The oil cleanser and lotion might give you a breakout of small white bumps, the AHA might feel to harsh and make your face red, you might be allergic to an ingredient in the toner, etc. If that happens, stop using everything, and start adding each item back into your routine slowly until you identify the culprit.

Good luck, and happy moisturizing!

u/A_french_chinese_man · 73 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First, I apologize for these english mistakes I will probably make in my post.
For the context I'm in my mid-twenties. And It didn't take me 5 years to cure from my acne but 8 years. (Because the oldest photos on my acne face have been taken 5 years ago.)
Album with B&A and products.
When did my acne appears ?
My acne appears during my last year of middle school. And it followed me until my master’s degree.
What's my skincare routine and what have I try before ?
I have tried many stuff.
1 - Roaccutane : Only few months, it was very difficult to stand this treatment.
Dry lips, random nose bleeding, tired etc. Very effective but as soon as I stopped the treatment my acne came back.
2 - Cutacnyl : Not very effective, at least for severe acne like mine.
3 - Honey mask : Not effective.
4 - Aloe vera : Not bad but I had to use it very consistently.
5 - Antibiotics : Acne came back after the treatment.
6 - Pills : pills like MSM, zinc, vitamin B, chromium picolinate. It worked quite well, to be honest they reduced my acne a lot but it came back when I stopped to take these pills so it wasn't the solution I was looking for.
My morning routine : I use a sulfur soap to clean my face and then I moisturize with a Cerave facial lotion. During the summer I use the Biore UV Aqua rich essence to moisturize and to use it as a sunscreen.
My afternoon routine (back from work) :
I wash my face with the same sulfur soap.
After the shower : Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
Before I sleep : Cerave lotion + tee trea.
Once a week : Green clay mask
What's my diet :
I completely stopped dairy stuff. I also stopped to drink soft drinks ( except when i'm eating something that have to be accompanied with a soft drink, like burgers, pastas ). So let's say a soft drink a week or a soft drink every two weeks at best.
I started to work out, bought a bench press bench, some weights and started to build a new body.
I started bodybuilding not only because I knew It could help me to reduce my acne but also because I had (and still today) some confidence issues. I'm proud to have made this decision (since i'm quite a lazy guy IRL).
And because I followed a meal plan, I ate more "green" stuff. Bunch of fruits everyday, like bananas, apples, tomatoes etc. Less sugar, more water.
I also drink green tea matcha and green tea with lemon on a daily basis.
Nothing new you can learn from me in this thread. Eat less dairy and sugar. More fruits, vegetables and tea. More sports.
I just wanted to let you know that even though you think it's impossible to get ride of your acne, because no matter what you do you don't see any improvements, all you need is consistency and having the desire to heal. Having the desire to heal is important because your psychology plays a big part in your healing. It will sound like some anime bullshit but you have to believe in yourself.
I had to deal with acne for 8 years, the first 3 years I thought It was just some temporary situation because every teenagers have that. But the years go by and I see no progress. I had no confidence in myself and It was very hard to go outside, even when I needed to buy groceries. Each day was difficult to live. In the subway, in the bus, when talking to people, to girls, all I wanted was to stay at home and cover my face with a green clay mask and tea tree and hoping that my acne would dissapear during the night. Everywhere outside of my home was a test that I had to face. Sometimes I asked a day off because I didn't want to go to work with my shitty face.
TL:DR : Green clay, Cerave lotion, Chromium picolinate, sulfur soap, working out, fruits, vegetables and tea and (trying) to enjoy life.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me questions if needed.

u/OhTheSweetTea · 39 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Assuming you were using 'CeraVe in the tub' (I had awful clogged pores with it too), their PM moisturizer is actually wonderful!

u/onigiri815 · 31 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM

Price (range): AUD23.22 | $7.87 |

Country of purchase: Australia

Skin info: Combination, acne prone

Ingredient list: COSDNA ingredient list analysis

Special info: Contains Ceramides which are great for skin health and barrier repair, also contains niacinimide

Experience & opinion: Like all acne prone combo to oily folk I was suspicious of moisturisers. After flirting around here and r/asianbeauty I finally asked my mum to pick me up a bottle while she was in the states and I haven't looked back since

The product is very light, almost more gel like than creamy. It moisturises well for my combination skin and sinks in very fast as well. I also find it makes a killer base for my makeup in the evening as it really preps the face without adding extra slick. It doesn't break me out and really helped to get rid of flakey patches on my face as well as helping my skin bounce back from some minor exfoliation. I fond with regular daily use, my skin just looked happier. It's hard to get more detailed than that

u/Madky67 · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It didn't break me out but made my face beat red the next day. The niacinamide is at a high percentage in TO niacinamide. I got into diy and niacinamide was on my list of things to make and read a good study about niacinamide showing great results at 4% when its formulated with 2% NAG. It's suggested use is between 2-5%. I didn't use any vitamin C when using it either, because it can turn niacinamide into niacin (I think). My skin handled the serum I made just fine and it actually helped with inflammation.

If you decide to try it from TO, it's cheap. But there are a lot of other niacinamide products out there with a lower percentage. Cerave has a moisturizer with niacinamide and ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. It's in my cart, I definitely want to try it. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM | 3 Ounce | Ultra Lightweight, Night Face Moisturizer | Fragrance Free

A month ago I was reading about niacinamide and azelaic acid because people seem to have good results with one or the other, or both. I have cystic acne and have been looking for something to help. I have read that niacinamide increases keratinocytes, and azelaic acid decreases the production of keratin. I made a post about it, but nobody ever had an answer. I get nodules and cysts on my jawline and neck, so I don't put as much niacinamide in that area. But I wish I knew more about this because so many people do use niacinamide and if it makes acne worse, that's not good.

u/Iledahorsetowater · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve heard caffeine is great for underneye puffiness and bags. Also people don’t realize but it is caused by fluids and if you massage, you tube facial lymphatic massage, you can literally drain that fluid and massage it down into the rest of your circulatory system.

You will see better results with massage from removing that built up fluid (allergies, poor sleeping positions, etc.) than creams... though creams help. Caffeine creams help with puffiness but can be drying, thus you’d need a good moisturizing undereye cream.

Some recs:

  • am & pm facial lymphatic massage 5-15 minutes. Seriously you will see your bags and dark circles instantly decrease. That fluid has to go somewhere... I learned these in school and I give them to my bf when he looks tired or during allergy season. Always massage DOWNWARD TOWARD HEART & CHEST. Put some oil on your face (non-comegenic) for some slip.
  • the ordinary caffeine solution cheap
  • drunk elephant frambroos to help with resurfacing and making pores smaller/smoother skin. This product is the shit. Ask Sephora for samples bc it’s $90 and you prob are like f$&k no until you wake up the next morning. Then you will find a way to save that 90 I tell ya.
  • the ordinary Argenine liquid Botox in a bottle. Good for those forehead wrinkles/cheap/extremely effective and hard to get your paws on. A sleeper product nobody talks about.
  • Cera ve pm a good all around moisturizer with a load of niacinamide which just gives your skin some oomph. A lightweight moisturizer. Get it at Walmart and print yourself a $2 off coupon at cera ve website. It will be like $6
  • find yourself a good mineral spf. no coconut derivatives
  • melazepam one of the best things you can do for your skin. Scientifically proven to be as effective as Retin a when used in conjunction with glycolic acid treatments. It lightens sun spots and just brightens your complexion overall. It’s $12 on amazon and it’s the highest concentration you can possibly get! It blows the ordinary azelic acid 10% out of the water and any cureology formulation :) (its 20%) it reduces inflammation, redness, and decreases keratinization which prevents the build up of skin.

    That’s all I’ve got for now, some detox masks and maybe a good basic toner like thayers alcohol free witch hazel (rose, aloe, or cucumber are your only alcohol free options and you find them at target for $10-12).

    I wish I could give you a facial and let you see just how big of a difference getting that fluid out of there can make. !!
u/Firefox7275 · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Most products do not list the niacinamide content and those with a high percentage are likely not the cheapest ones, I suspect most cheaper products contain 1-2% - effective for some goals but not what you asked for. Check out the /r/skincareaddictionUK/ ingredients Wiki and niacinamide mega review thread (sidebar).

Off the top of my head the cheapest is SR Skincare Lumineux Blemish Reduction Cream (inexpensive shipping to Europe). Do clarify with the company that it is 4% niacinamide with 2% glucosamine, the 'details' tab intimates that it does and the order of the ingredients list is consistent with that. If you find out for sure please message me and I will edit the SCA UK ingredients Wiki.

If you want a well formulated DIY serum check out Skin Essential Actives KinNiaNAG kit (does three serums) which is 5% niacinamide. You also need a scale accurate to 0.01g. They ship worldwide from China (run by US citizen).

There is CeraVe PM lotion on UK Amazon which the company say is 4% niacinamide. It is not the cheapest but it is a 90g pack size, whereas a lot of moisturisers are 50g and serums 30g.

Olay use a lot of niacinamide but the higher percentages are in the pricier lines.

u/betterWithSprinkles · 9 pointsr/AsianBeauty

CVS ran a similar 30% deal a week ago. I got excited and stocked up on things, then realized Amazon had the same items for much less than the CVS sale price. Example below.

Cerave PM at CVS (before 30% discount)

same product on Amazon

u/NewSkinInTown · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Cerave PM is usually just around ~ 7/8 usd on Amazon per bottle (3 oz). You can check on:

Anyway, cerave in the tub has no niacinamide.

u/peony_chalk · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

I've been using CeraVe PM lotion, and that works well for me. It's not like, OMG AMAZING, but it keeps me moisturized without being greasy/oily, and it doesn't break me out. (PSA: this stuff is apparently like 80% off the normal price right now on Amazon if you get it in a Prime Pantry box.)

I tried the Hada Labo gel cream before the CeraVe. I liked it too, but it left me feeling a little bit ... stickier? So now I've just been using it for my hands and neck.

Also, if you haven't already, you should definitely check out r/skincareaddiction. There's tons of great product recommendations and helpful people over there!

u/JLewis88 · 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Hi! I have very dry, often dehydrated, extremely sensitive/reactive skin. Pardon the following infodump :)

I have had really great results with some Asian skincare! I have used the following products with great success:

Banila Co Nourishing Cleansing Balm for Dry Skin - Double cleansing has changed my life, no hyperbole. I don't get tiny blackheads any more. I use this first, and the idea is that it washes away any oil soluble stuff, like sebum, sunscreen, makeup, etc.

Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - Even if you only want to use one cleanser, I recommend this over Cetaphil any day. It is super gentle and does not dry out my skin AT ALL, even when I was using it alone before I started double cleansing. You only need the tiniest amount and it foams up into a rich, satisfying lather, so the bottle lasts forever.

Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner - I use this after cleansing and allow it to soak in entirely before any next step. If my skin is particularly dehydrated I do it a couple few times.

Hada Labo Japan Gokujun Premium - This is a serum type product that has 4 molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid AND urea, both of which dry skin is severely lacking. Helps me get my glow on. (tip: HA works by attaching to water molecules, so if you live in a dry climate you will need to spritz your face with water after this soaks in and allow the HA to do its thing)

CeraVe PM - This is pricier than CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but I have found that my face likes it so much more. It soaks right in.

I love Asian skincare because for the most part you can find reasonably priced products that are formulated to let the active ingredients truly shine with no excess nonsense. I never used anything but Cetaphil until this year because my skin is SO sensitive, I can't even use regular laundry detergent. Discovering Asian skincare has been wonderful and I am truly excited about my results! If you are interested in learning more r/AsianBeauty is an amazing resource.

u/SkinnyGirl84 · 5 pointsr/Accutane

Everything I'm recommending can be bought on Amazon fairly cheaply:

1st Cleanser (PM only to get rid of sunscreen or makeup): The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil Dry Skin

2nd Cleanser: Cerave hydrating Cleanser

Hydrating Toner: [Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner] ( or
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Medium Moisturizer: Cerve PM Moisturizing Lotion

Heavy Moisturizer: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Sleeping Pack: Cosrx Ultimate Rice Overnight Mask

Sheet Mask: Benton Snail Bee High Content Sheet Mask, illi masks, MBD masks (these might be out of your price range as they are between $1-3 per use).

Sunscreen: [Biore Kids Sunscreen] (

Lips: Lanolin

BB: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #13 (RP), Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm
Cushion: Innisfree
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

u/lurkercreep · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have relatively healthy skin, though it's prone to dehydration and occasional acne.

These are all subscribe & save items (in addition to being prime eligible), listing current price w/ 15% subscribe discount (need 5+ items to qualify)


Cerave PM 3oz $7.05

PC 2% Salicylic 4oz $24.65

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser 16oz

Nexcare hydrocolloid patches 36ct

Alpha 14% glycolic aha 2oz $16.14


Cerave SA Renewing Lotion 8oz $9.20

Dove sensitive skin bar body soap, 4oz x 14 bars $11.88

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Cerave PM moisturizing lotion. It's much more lightweight than Cerave in a tub (too greasy for me) but still makes my skin feel lovely and soft. It's this stuff, for clarification:

u/vaporflavor · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I really like Cerave Moisturizer PM It was around $8 on Amazon.

u/Thekid500 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I am looking for a new routine. I have ACNE prone skin and OILY skin. I am going to get CeraVe Foaming Wash and someone recommended to use the CeraVe pm moisturizer which is this
But what about a moisturizer for the day? The CeraVe Moisturizer for the day has spf15 and I feel like that's too weak so is it ok to apply a stronger moisturizer after it such as the Eltamd UV Clear spf 46 or is there a better sunscreen that isn't oily and has spf as high as that? And I have acne prone skin so I was thinking of getting Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream, 30gm since it has good reviews and it's a natural. And lastly I was planning to get Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads. Thank you for reading and for your time.

u/gigantic_trex · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is the redness just general redness in your skin, or is it redness leftover by acne? Either way:

I would start by finding a new cleanser, both AM and PM. Scrubs are very harsh and bar soaps are stripping and typically not the right pH for skin. Both off these things can compromise your skin barrier and make it look and feel worse, as well as inhibit it's ability to protect itself and heal. Your skin is your largest organ, don't think of it as something that needs to be dried out and stripped, it needs to be hydrated, moisturized, and healthy. I think this could definitely be contributing to your redness, at least in part. The most popular recommendations are listed in the holy grail cleanser thread, but CeraVe Hydrating, Neutrogena Hydrating, or Vanicream are good places to start.

I couldn't find your moisturizer, so I've got nothing in it specifically, but yet again, there's a holy grail thread for that. If you're concerned about redness, you could look for one that contains niacinamide, which helps a lot in reducing redness. CeraVe PM is a good drugstore moisturizer that contains ceramides, hylauronic acid, and niacinamide, all of which are very good for your skin.

The last thing you need for a good basic routine (and before you should start adding anything heavy duty like chemical exfoliation) is a good sunscreen. Wearing this everyday will help a lot with your redness. Oh look, a holy grail thread for that too!

Since you're relatively new at this, don't forget to patch test new products. And wait at least a week or two before adding the next new product. This can be time consuming but it makes it much easier if you start to break out to pinpoint which product is causing it.

Sorry, I realize this is very long, but getting a solid basic routine of cleanse, moisturize, and SPF is the most important and beneficial thing you can do. If you're getting into skincare and adding lots of things, you really need a baseline to fall back on if you need to. I'm glad you posted! Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions, this subreddit is very helpful and only wants you to succeed!

Edit: I totally neglected to mention the side bar in this sub. Not sure If you've checked it out yet, but it is full of fantastic information that is very helpful.

u/topknot1975 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Here's my assessment and suggestions - you're basically OD'ing on oils. My guess is to combat dryness? But using lots of oils won't = hydration. It can caused congested skin.

Current routine AM - Potential Issues:
--Kiehl's ultra face cleanser = basic creamy cleanser. In theory, based on what I've researched, this should be fine for you to use. I believe it has has a pH of 5.5 (acidic) and looking at the first five ingredients, nothing offensive jumps out at me (I think a poster here said it was drying and had a high pH but that's not what I found on here). The marketing touts apricot and avocado oils which could be acne-causing but those are way down the ingredient list (apricot and avocado oil are high in "oleic" acid which acne-prone skin should stay clear from). I don't think this cleanser is anything special though so if it were me, I'd save my $ and put it towards effective actives (see below).

--lush scrub "Let the good times roll on" = corn, glycerin, corn oil. I’d stop using this manual scrub b/c it's full of corn oil and there more effective exfoliators out there, which is what you need right now to. Corn oil is moderate on the acne-causing scale. Too harsh, too much fragrance and there are more effective exfoliants out there.
--kiehl's reviving concentrate = oils. I’d stop using this b/c again, it's more oil.
--la roche posay tinted sunscreen = titanium dioxide, silicone, chemical sunscreens. Fine to use. Shouldn’t cause you issues.

Current Routine PM - Potential Issues = Oil OD!:
--Kiehl's cleansing oil = oils. I'd stop using this b/c I don’t think you need to double cleanse since you don't wear a lot of makeup. Double cleansing is helpful if you need to break down a lot makeup since cosmetics are primarily silicone/oil-based, oil breaks down oil. Just use a makeup remover where you where makeup.

--Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate = a ton of oils. Some are good, some are iffy.
Too many in there. Definitely stop using this until you figure out what product is causing the comedones.

--Kiehl's ultra cream = emollient. Fine to use. It’s a great basic moisturizer.

--Paula's choice 2% BHA liquid = BHA. Definitely keep using this to keep your pore lining clean. This is an effective BHA. Won’t fix currently acne but will help prevent future.


Suggested AM Routine + Products:
--Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser - $11. Save some $ and try this tried and true cleanser that I recommend to everyone. It's creamy, non-drying and has a pH of 5.5 pH. Any skin type can us it and you can find it anywhere.

--Active: BHA: Keep using the PC BHA.

--Moisturizer: Kiehl's ultra cream. Fine to keep using. If you want a cheaper alternative, [CeraVe Facial Moisturizer PM - $10] ( You can use this day or night - ignore the PM marketing. This has a thinner consistency b/c it’s a lotion. If you like a thicker cream consistency, try [CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - $12] ( in the tub (fine for face and body).


Suggested PM Routine + Products:
--Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
--Actives: BHA then AHA: 1. BHA: Paula's choice 2% BHA then 2. AHA: [Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum - $19] (
AHA can better penetrate your skin more effectively after a BHA is applied (AHA isn’t oil-soluble). They work synergistically together. Lots of folks will use an AHA immediately washing their face particularly in their oily T-zone and not see results. AHAs are non oil-soluble so they're not going to get results! Ideally, wait 15-20 min. between applications but no one has time for that!
--Moisturizer: Kiehl's ultra cream or CeraVe Facial Moisturizer PM.

u/aquajack6 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Looks like it's just out of stock edit: nevermind this is the lightweight version. I'm having a hard time finding it on Amazon too. The one I found was $34, I bet they're just low on stock right now.

It's also available from dermstore. I'm sure your friend could find it from a CVS, Walgreens, or Target too.

u/ceddya · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


AM/PM toner:

AM treatment:

AM moisturizer:

PM moisturizer: or if your dry skin needs something thicker -

PM treatment:

They're not all from Amazon, but they're all located within the UK so shipping charges should be minimal. I would also recommend waiting for a promotion (either free shipping or % based discount) from Paula's Choice before purchasing the toner.

u/Klabrd · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

An excellent moisturizer with excellent ingredients that won't break the bank is [Cerave PM] (

Heres a good routine to start in the AM:

  • Cleanse with a gentle cleanser, doesn't need to be fancy– I use one from Trader Joes.
  • Apply BHA or AHA exfoliator – do a little research on this to figure out which will address your specific skin best. (You could also wait to incorporate this step into your routine until you have found a good cleansing and moisturizing rhythm)
  • Apply Anti-Oxidant serum (optional - but good for anti-aging)
  • Apply Moisturizer
  • Apply SPF 30 or higher (some people will get a moisturizer with SPF already in it to combine steps, personally I keep them separate because it creates a better barrier for your skin and I have had milia form from using a combination sunscreen moisturizer.)


  • Get all the makeup off your face! Use wipes, makeup remover on cotton pads, etc. – whatever works for you, just get it all off.
  • Cleanse with same gentle AM cleanser.
  • Apply exfoliator.
  • Apply optional serum.
  • Apply moisturizer.

    Happy to answer any specific questions :) Good luck!
u/mon0zuki · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I would think it should help with dry skin post-shower - it feels pretty moisturizing. If you're using it at the end of the day though, you might want to find a face cream that is more night-oriented (since you won't need the SPF). This lovely subreddit has turned me on to CeraVe, and I've been using their PM moisturizer ( for a few days now and am so far pretty happy with it! (:

u/Betulaceae · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For flaking skin, I love to read /u/Sharkus_Reincarnus 's blog posts. She is on tretinoin too and talks a lot about hydrating skincare products. Here is her routine specifically for tretinoin, and another post about tretinoin skincare.

For me, I have heard great things about rosehip oil added into nighttime creams to boost moisturization(I made this word up). I use it sometimes but sometimes I think it is TOO heavy but YMMV.

I do think AHA is better for surface exfoliation, and is usually the best product for CC's. Especially good for a tretinoin face to consider yourself dry-skinned anyway.

For PIH, introducing more products with niacinamide would be great for skin, and hydrating! I use the Scinic AIO Honey Ampoule and Cerave PM, both are economical products that contain niacinamide at the same time!

Ooo and as for Hada Labo I use their Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and like it a lot! I use it a hydrating toner after doing all my actives. I (like to) think it plumps my skin up and makes product absorption easier in the rest of my rotuine

u/Breezysideover · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always wear sunscreen. A glycolic acid or mandelic acid peel should help. Then follow up with a treatment, such as Vitamin C or products with niacinamide. Check out the Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) link on the sidebar for additional product recommendations.

u/Kc1319310 · 3 pointsr/Accutane

What do you mean by "steam pretty often"? Just want to make sure that isn't an auto correct typo, but if it isn't, you really shouldn't be steaming your face. Hot water exacerbates redness in the face because it dilates blood vessels underneath the skin.

While you are on Accutane, you will want to stick with gentle but effective whitening ingredients such as niacinamide and licorice root, and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as snail mucin and green tea.

Here are a few products that I am currently using that contain these ingredients and work well:

Cerave PM - contains a high percentage of niacinamide and is relatively inexpensive. Also contains a variety of ceramides which help maintain a healthy lipid barrier, which often becomes compromised when using topical and oral retinoids.
CosRX Snail 96 Mucin Power EssenceContains 96% snail mucin. This is incredibly calming and adds a bonus layer of moisture, something we definitely all need on Accutane.
Holy Snails Snowbang Essence This stuff is expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion. Of everything I use, this definitely has the most dramatic effect on my redness and irritation. It has niacinamide, green tea extract, ceramides, licorice root, and hydrolyzed oat extract.

Once you are have been finished with Accutane for a few months (you will want to get confirmation from your derm as to how long they recommend) you can start incorporating products like Vitamin C and topical retinoids which are highly effective, but far too irritating to use in conjunction with Accutane.

u/wutwutchickenbuttwut · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah I made a post but perhaps it is better to just comment here instead

I'm a guy in his mid 20s and my current routine is REALLY simple but has some problems and I would also like to expand it a bit...

Current routine:

AM - Wash face, Apply lotion, Put on tinted sunblock (need it cus of darker skin)

PM - Same as AM sans the sunblock and using St Ives exfloiating pad (AHA) before applying lotion.

So off the bat there are two problems with my routine. First is that there are days when I go to the gym mid-day which requires a shower. Problem with this is that I must wash my face 3 times on certain days (how else would I remove the sunblock?). Second is that I shave using a double-edge razor which actually serves to exfoliate the parts of my face that I shave so what ends up happening is that my entire face is not being exfoliated equally (my cheek look so much better than my forehead), I have no idea how I would go about solving this... It should be noted that I do not use the St Ives pads on night when I shave (I shave every other day).

I want to change my routine to account for these two issues while also expanding it a bit to lessen stuff like wrinkles and dark spots (my complexion sucks, esp my forehead).

I was looking at some products and found some that looks promising? interesting? but honestly, I'm not too experienced in this area...

For the eyes

For the wrinkles

Possible regular moisturizers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

You can see that I prefer gel moisturizers because I don't like that feeling of putting on lotion and my face being sticky even after like an hour (Aveeno does this).

Face wash - my current face wash isn't sustainable (kinda niche) and it doesn't wash away my sunblock all that well either... I had the same problem with SCA's favorite Cerave hydrating cleanser.

I can't say I've noticed real improvement from using St Ives's pads? Not sure if I want to try anything stronger though because I am bad with sunblock reapplication.

Even the sunblock is not the best because it has such a strong flowery smell. But I need a lightly tinted one to not look like a ghost... Hmm maybe this one?

u/scumteam14 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Since I'm not sure which ingredients are comedogenic for you, I'm just going to bold my top choices from the List of product recs for Dry & Dehydrated skin:

Recs for moisturizers:

the dry & dehydrated skin thread

> CeraVe PM (review, amazon)

L'Oréal Hydra Genius for EXTRA dry skin (amazon)

> Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer (review, paula's choice)

Stratia's Liquid Gold (review,
review 2,

> Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream (review, amazon)

La Roche Posay Toleriane Rich (dermstore)

> CosRx Honey Ceramide Cream (review, jolse)

the AB products for dry, sensitive, or over-exfoliated skin thread

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Lotion (review, amazon)

> Donkey Milk 3D Moisture Cream ([review](, target)

Dear By Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream (review)

> Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Steam Cream (yesstyle)

Skin Watchers Ceramizing Cream (jolse)

> Ladykin Vanpir Dark Repair Cream (review, ladykin)

Nots Aqua Barrier Level Up Cream (review, amazon)

> Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera Super Cream (jolse)

the moisturizer HG thread,

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (fab)

> Trader Joe's Nourish Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer (discontinued, those bastards)

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator (clinique)

> Paula's Choice Clinical Ultra-Rich Moisturizer (paula's choice)

Kiehl's Creme d'Elegance Repairateur (kiehl's)

and randomly accumulated recs:

> Belif Cream Moisturizing Bomb (review, sephora)

Weleda Skin Food (weleda) (has essential oils which probably aren't suitable for sensitive skin)

> * CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (review, amazon)

> Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream (aveeno)

u/natterrific · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're right, there are lots of options! Here is a guide to the different lotions and moisturizers.

I personally like the pm lotion. I use it in the am and pm. It has ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Here's a link to it on amazon

For a cleanser, I personally use the hydrating one because I generally find foaming cleansers too drying. But some people prefer the foaming. You can look at reviews to help make your decision

Also, be sure to pay close attention to your skin when you start using them. Cerave is probably the most popular brand on this sub, but there are still a lot of people whom have skin that don't agree with it. If your skin does have adverse reactions, it will probably be due to the fatty alcohols or niacinamide. It's a great product but some people are sensitive to those ingredients

u/minax128 · 3 pointsr/brownbeauty

Hi, I know you haven't asked for other recs, but do you use sunscreen? SPF would help a ton with both reducing and eliminating your dark spots, plus adding extra protection for your skin.

Assuming that you want to eliminate dull skin and dark spots, sunscreen and chemical exfoliation are the best options, but I'll stick to what you've asked for now :)

As for moisturisers, there are hundreds, if not throusands, of options, so more info would be great! e.g., do you like thick moisturisers, gel types, thin lotions? There are products with added ingredients that can help with dark spots and be hydrating at the same time, e.g. Cerave PM Facial lotion, a gel-type moisturiser, which has niacinamide. You can also get moisturisers that just do that one thing, e.g. Nivea Creme, Clinique DDML, etc.

More info would be great!

u/christina-rae · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

I was just diagnosed myself -- July 2017, so I'm trying to figure things out too. The way your rosacea presents itself sounds like mine.

I'm currently taking brand Oracea, but I used to take the generic Doxycycline IR-DR. I changed health insurances and the one I have now doesn't cover the generic. Weird, right? Anyway, I also apply Metronidazole Gel 0.75%. It took almost a month to clear my face. Even my acne was gone.

Triggers vary from person to person. If you can identify them, then you can avoid them or take the necessary steps to manage your symptoms. For example, you can't avoid the sun unless you want to be holed up in a windowless room for the rest of your life. So apply some sunscreen! I'll get more into that later.

Establish a skincare regimen for yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy or long and extensive. Just cover the basics. If you can't get yourself to follow it daily, then it's no good. I've read that niacinamide is great for rosacea as it alleviates the symptoms amongst other benefits. The products I use containing niacinamide are Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum, and Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (which I use in the morning too, not just at night).

If you're not using a sunscreen already, what are you waiting for?! Even before I was diagnosed with rosacea, I was already applying sunscreen to my face as the last step of my morning skincare regimen prior to applying makeup. I use Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++ or Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF 50+/PA+++. Both are Korean brand sunscreens. The Missha one has witch hazel extracts which can be a trigger. It doesn't affect me though. The Innisfree one has niacinamide. Definitely check out /r/AsianBeauty/ and /r/SkincareAddiction/ for more recommendations.

For some people, spicy food is a trigger and should be avoided. I am one of those people. Story time! (You can stop here if you don't want to read my story. :P) I don't really like spicy food, so I usually avoid it anyway. Well, last week, I bought 8 pc. fried chicken from the grocery store. I thought I had dinner covered for the night and leftovers to eat over the course of the week. It turns out the guy gave me spicy fried chicken. I didn't want to go back to the grocery store nor did I want to throw it away, so I sucked it up and ate the fried chicken anyway. The following morning, I woke up to dry, red, irritated skin on my face. I attributed it to the cold weather and decided to bust out some heavier moisturizers. It wasn't until the next time I ate the fried chicken that I remembered spicy food can trigger rosacea flare-ups. I didn't want to waste the fried chicken, so I finished it. My skin was angry with me, but it's starting to subside now.

u/toxik0n · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is the one I was talking about, so I assume you found something different. Let us know how it goes!

u/Rhiddon · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay so I read this and got into cleanser after it, was thinking to start with as a moisturizer but im not sure with what cleanser should I start cuz I didnt see any cleanser recommendations on the other post, can you maybe recommend me something fkr sensitive skin off of Amazon pls?

u/dchi_rx · 2 pointsr/Accutane
u/stegateratops · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

I love Cerave pm. It feels light and non greasy, but it's also really hydrating, gentle, and fragrance free. Incidentally Cerave in the tub gave me acne, and cerave am made my eyes burn, so don't rule out the pm based on their other products.

Edited with link:

u/howyalikdemapples · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Mine is the second week. Stupid hormones. All the products I use are the very basics, they're plain without fragrance or any other frills. I'm afraid of frills...fragrance...dyes...anything my skin could be sensitive to. And I'm lazy so I buy everything on Amazon Prime.

uncoated aspirin

face wash

face lotion

paulas choice bha 2%

u/runforest7 · 2 pointsr/acne

Okay! This is all great information to know. For me, I'm oily, sensitive, and sometimes dry skin. I have cystic acne on my forehead, and occasionally white heads. Here is what I've learned to manage my acne:

  1. Drink a lot of water. The oiliness is a response to not enough moisture in your skin. Whatever trick you need to do to drink water, do it. I use a cycling bottle that I can squeeze water into my mouth - for some reason that is what gets me to drink water more throughout the day.

  2. Cystic acne means that you're likely having a rush of hormones going through you. And the forehead acne is a sign of stress acne. I have that - I also struggled with anxious depression for about 15 years. I went on accutane for 5 cycles and it worked but the cystic acne came back every time. To deal with the cystic acne, it's best to realize when you're stressed, and to take breaks and breathers. On a physical aspect, I take three supplements. These supplements decrease the cortisol (stress hormone) levels and thereby decrease inflammation in the body that would lead to the clogged pores to become inflamed and creating cystic acne. One of the supplements is for anti-inflammation. This is what I take:

    The first is the anti-inflammation supplement. The last two are for decreasing cortisol levels. I used to take these every day. But the price is a lot. For the last two, you need high quality supplements, where the extract in the pills are close to 100% pure. I take these about every other day.

  3. Your skin is clogged because it's dry. You'll need a good moisturizer. A good one is this one:

    This moisturizer is good because it doesn't aggravate skin. And it also has ceramides, which increase the skin barrier and keeping in the moisturizer. I apply it in the morning and in the evening.

  4. Lastly, we need to clear the skin by getting a better turnover of the skin. Unfortunately, the best way are chemical peels. And for someone with cystic acne, the best peels contain mandelic acid. You should try a toner with mandelic acid first. And then move onto a peel with mandelic acid. Here is what I use for an at-home peel:

    You have fair skin, yet it's oily. Go light at first, and then your skin will adjust and you can go up in time of the peel and the % of the chemical. The first few weeks to months, you might see more acne as the skin is turning over and the acne is coming up. It takes 3 months for the skin to fully turnover. And you'll want to wait that long to really get a good sense whether this regimen will work for you.

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. But, I'm happy to keep commenting.
u/PM_ME_YOUR_CHRISTMAS · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's not AB, but I love using CeraVe PM as my moisturizer under makeup. It plays very well with my makeup and my sunscreens.

When I'm in a time crunch and need a routine that dries quicker than my usual routine, I use ampoules instead of a regular moisturizer. On days that I do that, this is what my routine is before sunscreen/primer/makeup:

u/KuKuMacadoo · 2 pointsr/truerateme

I'm not going to rate because that's dumb, but there's a lot you can do actually.

  • Your skin is pretty sullen. How's your diet? Incorporate lots more green leafy vegetables, berries and orange veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes into your diet. It does wonders for your skin and attractiveness. Also consider using alpha hydroxy acid and moisturizers on your face. I'm a dude and I swear by this stuff, you'll notice a difference in weeks. Follow up the wash with any lotion designed for the face like CeraVe.

  • Make sure you're getting enough sleep! You have some minor bags under your eyes. A solid 7 hours per night plus the skincare stuff I mentioned should clear that right up.

  • You have facial hair, that's good! But you need a trim badly. Your mustache is too bushy and you have hair high up on your cheeks. Go to a professional barber who knows what he's doing and let him do his thing. Ask him what you need to reproduce the look at home, likely some clippers and a straight edge razor. Also don't skimp on the beard conditioner! A soft looking/feeling beard makes a huge difference. And have you thought about going longer with your beard? I think growing it out and getting it groomed would really suit your face, it looks like it could get really full and nice looking!

  • Body weight exercises. You're not fat, which is good, but you also look kinda skinny-fat and it's not a great look. You don't have to go to the gym to get in shape man. Buy a pull up bar, a kettlebell perhaps, and explore Reddit's bodyweight fitness community to get started. Lots of pushups and pull-ups will get you 90% of the way there, trust me. And it makes a huge difference in your overall look and your face.

    I speak from experience when I say this advice WILL work if you get started. I'm not saying you will be hot (you might), but I guarantee you'll be objectively attractive.

    Good luck!
u/Conwear · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I just have a quick question:

I found a reasonably priced moisturizer (this one) under the recommended products in the sidebar.
I just noticed it says, it is a night time / PM moisturizer.

  1. What does that even mean?
  2. Is there any reason i should not use it in both the AM and PM?

u/JoelsWords · 2 pointsr/Wetshaving

The under the lip area used to be a trouble spot for me sometimes. I've learned that when I'm going ATG in that area, a diagonal direction does the trick for me. As for the pimples, I used to deal with that a lot more. For me, the thing that keeps pimples away is to actually shave every day. When I go a couple days without a shave I'm likely to get a pimple somewhere. Also, just the regular daily care of my skin. I use some glycerin soap to wash my face morning and night. At night, I usually will apply a little Thayer's Witch Hazel and then apply some moisturizer. I'm a big fan of CeraVe PM. The combination of those things has helped to keep my skin in a lot better condition than it used to be.

u/drummerboye · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yeah totally, the link in my comment above is the one I've used. The 2 oz bottle lasted me like a year. I'm not sure if I'm going to replace it when it runs out, because there's hyaluronic acid in my moisturizer too, CeraVe PM.

u/sarabeacher · 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

My bad! I totally missed that. I don't have oily skin myself, however most people that do say washing their face only at night before bed with a gentle foaming cleanser (like Cerave foaming) and then just splashing with water or micellar water in the AM has helped their skin from producing so much oil. So you would wash at night, use your toner, and then your moisturizer. In the AM, splash with water or use micellar water on a cotton round, use your toner, and then moisturize and use sunscreen. This is the sunscreen my husband uses and loves. It's tinted so there is no white cast, and actually helps control oil. Don't be put off that it's tinted, it literally just disappears once you rub it in. Here is a link to the Cerave foaming cleanser. Link to the Cerave PM moisturizer. Now, I wouldn't buy everything at once and start this new routine. You will want to use something for a week or so and see if you have any reactions, that way if you break out or have an allergic reaction you will know what product caused it. If you want to use micellar water, I really like the brand Simple. As for the sunscreen, try to get into the habit of using it everyday. Even if you're inside. No need to use it at night tho. :-) I think you will notice a huge difference in your skin with this routine. Check out the r/skincareaddiction when you get a chance. After you get used to this new routine you will to start exfoliating, I prefer chemicals to exfoliate. So you can read up on the different types and what you think would work best. But remember to space everything out so your skin doesn't freak out. I would start with the face wash and sunscreen first, and go from there. If you have anymore questions let me know!

u/candoLAL · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty
  • Skin Type: Combination + Redness | Country/Climate I'm in: Dry Southern California | Top Skin Concern: Redness/Whitening/Filaments
  • Current Routine/Products I'm Using:


  • CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
  • Klairs Supple Toner
  • PC 2% BHA Liquid
  • Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Essence
  • OST C20 Serum
  • It's Skin WH Effector w/Arbutin Serum
  • CeraVe PM Lotion
  • Nivea SPF50/PA++++


  • Have yet to do, but am thinking same as AM minus sunblock, and maybe minus BHA liquid also

    I'm new to skincare and did a bulk buy of the above products based on what I've read in this sub. I'd appreciate advice on...

  • Are the products in the correct order of usage?
  • How much time should I wait between using each step? (cleanser --> toner --> essence --> serums --> lotion)
  • During my first run through the above products, I experienced redness and a bit of a burning sensation. I will start the process of elimination with PC BHA liquid.
  • Am looking to replace WH Effector serum with Benton SnailBee Essence. Yay/Nay/KeepBoth?
  • Thanks! :)
u/94eitak · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're welcome! This is Cerave PM.

u/homewayhalf · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! I don’t live in India, but I do have a suggestion. Use a nighttime moisturizer so you’re less likely to sweat it off and it won’t hurt your eyes. I don’t know the conversion rates (or if this is expensive) but I found my favorite night cream (it helped sooooo much with dry patches around my mouth) on the website you requested: PM Cream

u/Grlygrl17 · 2 pointsr/AusSkincare

It's sold by Cerave directly too :) 15 just cost me about $160AUD incl shipping yiewww

u/midnightfoxx · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hello SCA, I'm a 25yr male that wants to improve his skin, I have dry skin with Sebaceous Filaments. I've been lurking for a while and reading a lot, I want to compile all of my knowledge and do a review of my routine going forward. Please take a look and let me know if there are areas of improvement.


CeraVe Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM


Same Cleanser

Exfoliate Stridex Strength Medicated Pads, trying to reduce my Sebaceous Filaments +
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM


  1. Do I need to put on sunscreen if my moisturizer already have 30 SPF in the morning? 2. I don't think I should be using the Stridex everyday right? I am reading 1~3 times a week? Should I be using other exfoliating products on days I am not using the Stridex?

    Thanks SCA! This whole thing is very new to me and I feel like a lot of these key words are very foreign to me, but I'll get there!
u/OneEightActual · 1 pointr/Rosacea

I'm a fan of the CeraVe moisturizers after they were recommended by my derm. There's a PM version without sunscreen and an AM version with SPF 30. Buying both seems expensive up front but the bottles last me like 2+ months usually, and it's still cheaper than a lot of alternatives and has widespread retail availability.

u/skinkarethrow · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Trying to figure out how to combine my night facial skin care routine with shaving my face at night. Currently my routine on days where I shave is:

Cleanse with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Foaming Cleanser

Shave with crappy shaving foam and cartridge razor

Moisturize with CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM

Spot treat with Benzagel 2.5% Spot On Acne Gel

I am in the process of switching to a proper shaving soap and a safety razor, but I'm wondering what other changes would be ideal. I have acne-prone skin and currently I find that my chin, sideburns and neck tend to be quite dry and itchy (though they don't get much acne) while the rest of my face is more on the oily side. Can Stridex wipes be integrated somewhere in this routine? Is an aftershave recommended/necessary as well?

u/floating_on_a_cloud · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Forehead is oily and shiny. How do I get rid of the shine? The shine and oiliness appear around midday. When I wake up, my skin is not oily or shiny. Been doing this routine for a couple weeks.

Skin: combination (oily T-zone / dry cheeks)

Moisturize with Cerave AM Moisturizer

Cleanse with Neutrogena Daily Cleanser.
Moisturize with Cerave PM Moisturizer.

u/starpocalypse · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

SKin type: It is a parched desert on my face, except recently I've been noticing that my forehead gets oily. This place is where I get the most closed comedones; but I have pigmentation scarring on the sides of my face from past acne battles. I'm not sure whether my skin may be changing to combination on my face, or if it's just because I need a better routine that's not so harsh on my skin.

I am considering abandoning ship on my old routine completely and adopting this new one. I understand the implications that completely changing my routine may cause. My skin, however, has felt incredibly taut and dry the past few weeks regardless of how much I moisturize with my Aveeno knock-off or my Maracuja oil.

I'm considering this new routine.


  • Baby wipes
  • Thayer's Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner
  • Stridex 2% pads and Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer; maybe a benzoyl spot treatment if necessary
  • Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizer
  • Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 thing
  • Let set, then use Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel as primer before makeup routine.


  • Vaseline or jojoba oil to remove makeup
  • Cleanse with Garnier Cleansing Oil
  • Thayer's Toner
  • Stridex and C&C routine
  • Use AHA 10% Lotion
  • Moisturize with CeraVe PM Lotion, also doubles as eye cream

    This is where I am considering different options. I'd like to also implement Alpha Hydrox's Retinol ResQ into my night routine, but I'm not exactly sure where I can put it. Also, I have Tarte's Pure Maracuja Oil and am considering putting a few drops that as an extra moisturizer after my night lotion. Would this go prior to my retinol? I am not going to purchase this Tarte product when I run out, though (this was a present) and will probably use the jojoba oil as a replacement. I don't think there's much difference between the two? Am I right?

    Also, in what part of my routine can I incorporate a scar gel? I currently have Mederma, but am considering the Alpha Hydrox spot lightening cream when I run out. Would it be better to forego the retinol since I intend to use the AHA lotion and simply use the spot lightening cream instead?

u/mich1331 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Skin care:
My MUST have is a face wash and lotion by CeraVe. Never heard of it before until my dermatologist suggested it. I have annoyingly sensitive skin, most face washes cause peeling after several uses but this is perfect. The face wash I use, is perfect for daily use and is great for removing face make up. And I never EVER leave without my night moisturizer and lets be honest, I use it in the AM as well and it's perfect, within a few minutes it is completely absorbed and it doesn't feel like there's anything on your face. (They're body lotions good as well)

u/Point_ToTheEasyWork · 1 pointr/acne

Best Budget lotions with tons of good actives in.

you can find it at walmart or any other supermart.

u/NessaTesla · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Sure, though it's a little wonky at the moment. If you subscribe to /r/skincareaddiction, it should look familiar.

I typically use CeraVe Moisturizer AM and Biore Aqua Rich for SPF (which is super important, and it goes on great under makeup.)

In the evening, I remove my makeup with Garnier Makeup Removing Lotion and wash my face with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser using a konjac sponge to exfoliate all my dead skin. I'll finish it by moisturizing, usually with CeraVe PM.

That said, and I know this is against skincareaddiction's patch test advice, but every few days I've been trying different types of moisturizer or other skincare samples I have lying around. I highly recommend [Sephora's sleeping masks in pearl and rose] (, as well as fresh's black tea mask and seaberry oil or their Lotus Face Cream. A sample for glamglow's supermud was AMAZING, but it's really expensive so I'm looking for similar products now.

I think that's everything I've tried in the last month. Again, I don't necessarily recommend going crazy with tons of different face products, but my skin seemed to respond better when I broke routine. I got dry in the first place by doing too much treatment in terms of AHA and BHA's and BP for acne, so I stopped all of them and focused on hydration instead. I think it's a lot harder to overdose on moisturizers! They've helped immensely. I hope this helped you!

u/imissyoucupcake · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

I'd second the La Roche Posay line as well as it doesn't tend to irritate my skin. The moisturiser I use currently though is [CeraVe Facial Lotion PM] ( It's really light compared to a lot of other moisturisers and non-comedogenic. The CeraVe brand seems to get a lot of love from the main SkincareAddiction subreddit and they have a range of other moisturisers as well. The only problem is that I've only found it for sale on Amazon UK so far.

u/kpatable · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Can I get some feedback on my routine?

Skin type: Normal to dry

Acne: Minimal


  1. Cleanse with water
  2. Thayer Witch Hazel Toner (do I even need toner?)
  3. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum
  4. Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Fragrance Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30


  5. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
  6. Thayer Witch Hazel Toner (again, do I even need toner?)
  7. Mineral Fusion Revitalizing Eye Treatment (but I use it on my whole face)
  8. CeraVe PM Lotion
u/skincarethrowawayy1 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi AB,

Just posted this in SCA and got amazing advixe there. However, I wanted to get as much advice as possible from as many sources, so I'm posting here as well!

I'm so confused and I have no idea where to start, but I really want to start taking care of my skin cause i really dislike it the way it is right now. I've been doing my routine for years but nothing has helped.

Little bit about me and the routine:

I'm 20, and male. I have kinda oily skin by nature but religiously make sure my face is clean. Live in SoCal, if that affects skincare at all.

My current routine for the past 5 years almost:


Full shower including hair every morning without variance.
Moisturize with Suave advance therapy lotion


  1. Neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser: I use two squirts worth to thoroughly wash my face

    2.Clean and Clear Deep Clean Exfoliator: two pea size drops, rub my face with it for 15 secs, the wash off

  2. Up and Up 10% benzoyl peroxide: pea size amount for each cheek, forehead, and nose/around the mouth

  3. CeraVe PM moisturizer: liberal amount on each area of my face

    Pic 1

    Pic 2

    I get flareups for no reason and I have a lot of scarring because I pop pimples a lot. What do I do to stop these flareups and fade my scarring to have something that resembles clear skin? Any product recommendations and advice for my routine and how to achieve this would be immensely appreciated. Thank you so much!
u/fetalstar · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


I've been lurking on this subreddit for a few months, and while it's helped me put together a routine, I feel like there's more I can do to improve my skin!

To start, here are some pictures!

I'm 31 (32 soon!), and I THINK I have normal/dry skin. Sometimes it feels tight or flaky in the morning, before I wash and moisturize. Overall my face is soft, but there's a tiny bit of roughness. I have the occasional breakout (around nose/chin), but it's never more than one or two whiteheads, and they usually go away after a few days.

My main concern is REDNESS, as well as whatever's going on with my forehead.

The pictures are after I've been up for a while, before I wash my face. This is about how my face looks normally, and I'd really like to reduce the blotches and have a more even skintone. My forehead is a little bumpy, with red spots.

Here's my routine!


Splash some cold water

[MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

Cerave PM
(Brush teeth while it dries)

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++


Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser

MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Stridex Red (Brush teeth while it dries)

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

LUSH Full of Grace serum

Cerave PM

Every once in a while I'll use the FOMO jelly mask from LUSH.
I also have this diy mask powder from WitchBaby that I haven't tried yet, but I was thinking about mixing it with Aloe.

I used the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion like, once. It didn't really do much for the pimple I had, but it could be because it rubbed off. Maybe I'd have better luck if I slapped a hydrocolloid bandage over it after it dries?

I WAS mixing Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil (new formula) with my moisturizer for a couple weeks, and it made my face feel GREAT, but I started getting more breakouts than usual, in spots that I don't normally break out.

I also tried using CosRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid every other day (alternating with Stridex Red) for about a month, and stopped because I didn't see much difference and I got tired of waiting 20mins to finish my routine.

I've been doing this since early January, and I haven't really seen much improvement. I really like to keep things simple (my PM routine is already on that border of being too much!), so I'd rather replace parts of my routine with things that could work out better, than add to it, unless it's super necessary.

I'm thinking about replacing the Matcha toner (which is kind of meh to me) and the MB spray with some Thayer's witch hazel (cucumber or rose?). I really like the MB spray because it makes it easier to apply moisturizer, but if I can do the same thing with Thayer's (in a spray bottle) then it'd be nice to combine the two steps into one product. And it'd be cheaper!

I'd like to add some sort of oil (rosehip seed? squalane?) that I can just mix with my moisturizer. I liked doing it with the Acure, but something about it broke me out.

I was also considering using Azelaic Acid instead of Stridex. If I did that, my choices would be either TO or Melazepam since I'm in the US.

I was also looking into the possibility of using Curology as a way to just mix all that good stuff into one product.

I'm very lazy.

Anyways, this ended up being REALLY long! I probably should have made this its own post, but I figured I'd try the daily help thread first!

Thanks for any advice!

u/theoriginaldm · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, I am looking to start a skin care regime but i have little to no knowledge on pretty much everything. so i have a lot of questions, i apologize if this isnt the right place but hopefully im not breaking any rules. as some background I am a 23 year old guy, tend to have pretty oily skin, and i have some issues with acne and back acne. I was hoping for some feedback about what i plan on starting.

first off I am thinking of using a combination of these things:
facial cleanser and body cleanser while showering,

than i would also suppliment with:

a facial cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer at night.
I got most of these items from beginner guide on this sub, but what i was wondering is if any of these products are redundant or unneeded if my goal is for a simple and relatively cheap routine? Additionally i was wondering if anyone could roughly predict how long these volumes would last?
Any help would be really appreciated!! Thank you!!

u/ellebee83 · 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

In the US you can buy it on Amazon too. I think this is the PM moisturizing lotion we’re talking about here

u/KindaShyChick · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's ok. We all make mistakes! We are here to help. I recomment you use an AHA or BHA for your spots. A lot of people recommend this BHA and this AHA.

Stridex can be found at most drug stores like CVS and Rite Aid. St. Ives pads are trickier to find but Target has them online and they have free shipping for the holidays.

Also your oily skin can be caused by dehydration. Drink a lot of water and moisturize! This moisturizer is the most recommended and super easy to find. Any drug store or store like Target will have it. If you want a moisturizer that might help your spots try this one. It has niacinamide (i think that's how you spell it) which helps lighten spots left behind from acne.

u/RMartin- · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to give a detailed response. It's sort of sad knowing that people here care more and will give details about things more than PAYING a dermatologist who just wants to give you harsh products and send you on your way.

I will definitely be taking a peak at r/AsianBeauty as I think you're very on track with how my skin is and acts. Heck, I'm with most Asians as well when it comes to alcohol, my face will become even more flushed instantly!

I'm really liking the routine you have suggested and well try this as I look around on the other sub. I think an issue I have to curb is my lack of motivation after so many years to do something. I try things, they fail, I get depressed and give up and just moisturize/clean once a day and that's it with products probably not helping me or even possibly causing issues with my skin (no doubt my cleanser as non-harsh as it is, still causes my skin to inflame and get little patches of red irritation).

May I ask if:

was the lotion you were talking about? I only could find this one with all 3 important compounds you mentioned and this one which as SPF with zinc (good for red skin I hear?)

Lastly, if you don't mind answering:

  1. Are you familiar with stuff like evening primrose oil, hemp seed oil ect.? High omega 6 fatty acid stuff, supposedly anti-inflammatory? I used primrose oil to no avail besides getting some moisturizing effects from it, and I think my heavy use of it over two months led to some blowback with more redness and odd patchy dry scaling occurring that lasted a few days, but I'm not sure that was the cause. If primrose didn't work, could hemp work, or most of those types of oils doing basically the same thing and isn't worth looking at any further if I already used one?

  2. In addition to the routine, are you familiar with products like:

    It's categorized as a female product, but it seems like something that can perhaps help mask/tone down the redness a bit while providing some SPF. Seems to have things such as peptides, niacin, vitamins A, C, B, E, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen along with anti-oxidants and exotic natural botanicals. I've never worn this type of stuff before, and although it seems to be for girls maybe just a light bit that matches my skin tone and remove a few shades, while not being harsh on skin and giving SPF would be beneficial while helping me not feel so bad when my face flushes when I'm out and about from spicy foods, or heat ect.

    Anyways, thank you again, your help means a lot.
u/Machalica · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Id appreciate some advice on what, if anything, I should do for my skin. About me: 25 yr old male, fortunate to have had minimal skin problems on my face. My skin is slightly oily from the definitions I've read here.

I currently wash my face 1-2x / day with simple refreshing facial wash, and use cerave facial moisturizer after.

What I would like to improve are these things:

  1. scar spots - some small scattered dark spots from previous pimples (Im one of those people who pick at scabs rather than leaving them alone...a thing Im working on), and a slightly larger texture kind of scar from a cold sore that spread really far off my lip. The pimple scars are small and not that noticeable, but I see and get focused on the room for improvement.

  2. I sleep on my side and sometimes even slightly face down, so I think Ive noticed more wrinkles around my eyes

  3. there is a good size vein that is very visible under my left eye, that I'd prefer if it were not so noticeable.

    After lurking this sub for some time, I tried a recommended weak retinoid product for the last while but I recently ran out of it. Hard to say if I noticed a difference. I ran all this by a girl friend who claims to be a skin care encyclopedia, and she told me a retinoid isn't the right idea, and suggested "The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2& + ha".

    So I was wondering: do I take it a step stronger with retinoids...or if I should be using a different product altogether...or what?

    Thanks in advance
u/LeaneGenova · 1 pointr/PurplePillDebate

The one I use and love is this:

It's considered one of the best inexpensive moisturizers out there. I use it daily, and am currently on a campaign to have my guy do the same.

u/irespectfemales123 · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

I use this daily:

And this one at night:

If I'm in a hot / humid part of the world or it's summertime, though, I often go without putting any on at all.

u/loumi02 · 1 pointr/asianbeautyexchange

From Amazon UK! It's available with Prime shipping, for example here :)

u/Yoyochan · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have the same problem, immediately got clogged pores from CeraVe AM. My alternative is using CeraVe PM as my moisturizer since it doesn't clog my pores and has a lighter consistency, and about a pump and a half of Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46 sunscreen for my face and neck. Can be a little shiny but it soaks in most of the way, does not have a white cast and does well under makeup. Plus the Eltamd sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection for both UVA and UVB rays, whereas CeraVe AM does not claim to have broad-spectrum protection.

It's not as quick n' easy as a 2-in-1 product, but it only takes an extra minute at most - worth it to avoid breakouts! These products may not work for everyone, but I've personally had good luck with them. (Skin type: sensitive, very fair, acne-prone, combination skin on face, dry on body.)

(Side note: if you order the Eltamd UV Clear off of Amazon, the price fluctuates frequently depending on the seller, but the lowest I've seen it go is $23.00 with prime shipping, and the highest over $30.00)

u/FreewayPineapple · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

So I am looking to change my routine as my current one is not effective at treating my mild-moderate acne as well as my extremely oil prone T-zone. I am currently using Clean and Clear blackhead eraser with Neutrogena Oil Free moisturizer in the AM and PM.

As these are not effective at reducing my acne, or oil, I should move on to something else. I think that I have decided on CeraVe Facial Foaming Cleanser and CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM for use in the AM and PM. I have an acne prone combination skin type and I pretty much get acne everywhere on my face. Also, my t-zone gets very, very oily, but the rest of my face is normal.

Is this a good plan to control my acne and oily t-zone? I think I would also throw in a Whish Renewing kaolin mud mask as a spot treatment at night time.

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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Could you please edit the URLs so that everything from (and including) "tag=" is removed? That way, the product page will still be visible - but no one can make a profit from the link.

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u/sunfl0wer_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

wow this is awesome. btw the cerave pm is only $6.11 on amazon right now (as an add on item!). if you apply this coupon, you'd get cerave pm for $4.11!!

u/kimcheequeen · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Hi, I have oily and dry skin so my routine looks like:

AM Routine:

  1. Cerave Face Wash
    2) Cerave Lotion
  2. Cerave Face Sun Screen
  3. Add any make up afterwards

    PM Routine:
  4. Wash face with Cerave Face Wash 2) Cerave Lotion

    Face masks 1-2 a week with :
  5. Aztec mud
    OR 2) Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask depending on if my skin feels more oily or not. If its oily, I use the Aztec mud.
u/TheRowdyMeatball · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/Imrobotdavid · -2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Also! The Vaseline jelly is wayyyy to thick for your face. It only should be used after severe chemical peels, not as a daily moisturizer (some people like it but don't listen to them :D). I think once you incorporate a lighter facial lotion you'll see a chance.

Cerave PM:

Again, look for unscented formulas for your face.

u/LookAdvice · -2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Warning: western products - sorry, /r/skincareaddiction couldn't help me on this one.

Skin Type: Combo/dehydrated? not positive | Country/Climate I'm in: usa, ny / humid | Top Skin Concern: red blotchiness around my t-zone

See picture to see blotchiness:

Current Routine/Products I'm Using: