Best body moisturizers according to redditors

We found 2,798 Reddit comments discussing the best body moisturizers. We ranked the 953 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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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/TooManyPoisons · 57 pointsr/AskMen

Copying from my previous comment from earlier in the thread:

Face lotion alone is NOT providing nearly enough SPF coverage. Come over to r/skincareaddiction! :) There are many sunscreens out there that feel like lotion but are highly protective. I personally use an Asian brand that is SPF 50 and protects against both UVA and UVB rays, something most standard sunscreens don't do. It's only $12 on Amazon and lasts me a couple months. After it dries, I can't even tell I'm wearing sunscreen.

My typical morning routine for my face is:

  1. Cleanser (then wash it off)

  2. Toner

  3. Moisturizer

  4. Sunscreen

    I also add sunscreen to any exposed skin on the rest of my body. This sunscreen is cheap enough that I feel fine using it for my full body.

    I repeat this whole process at night (excluding the sunscreen). I also add Vitamin C serum after the toner, which also helps with anti-aging (promotes collagen growth).

    The whole thing takes less than 5 minutes, plus a couple minutes between each stage to let it dry. Wrinkles are SO hard to reverse... the best solution is prevention while you're still young! Plus, as someone whose parents have both gone through cancer, skin cancer is not something I take lightly.

    EDIT: I've had many requests for my exact products so I'm adding them here. Everyone's skin is a little different, so I would definitely advise doing your own research to find what works best for you. For reference, I have clear (little-to-no acne) skin, not too dry or oily.

    For each product, make sure you do a patch test to ensure you don't have a bad reaction. They're all pretty gentle so you should be okay, but always good to be safe.

    Cleanser: Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

    Toner: KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner

    Moisturizer: Trader Joe's Nourish Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer (this is cheaper in store)

    Sunscreen: Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel pump (SPF50 + PA ++++) (takes like a month to deliver so I usually buy multiple at a time)

    Vitamin C serum: Dr. Brenner Vit C parent (small bottle but a little goes a long way)
u/roslein · 52 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've had KP since I was a kid and am finally getting handle on it in my 30s. My current routine is glycolic lotion twice a day, creams on the affected areas 3-4 times a day, and then physical exfoliation and using zinc or sulfur soap a couple times a week to keep the bumps at bay. But since skincare is YMMV, here's the exhaustive list of almost two decades of treatment, in case some of these other things will work for you!

100% of the items can be purchased via Amazon in the US - it's pretty much the only way I shop.

Beginner Level

If your KP has just appeared, focus on physical+chemical exfoliation and moisturizing. Look for lotions with the following ingredients:

u/talinatali · 42 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Check out Asian and European sunscreens that arent sold in the US because they are lighter weight(cosmetically elegant as they call it) and they have better filters. My favorite is Sun Aqua Moisture Gel SPF 50 PA++++ its a lightweight gel that is like there is nothing on the skin. It's my HG. Def not greasy at all! It even sinks in when I apply over my whole routine. And it works well under makeup

Even with tret and 8-9 hour days outside with no reapplying I dont burn. I've burned after 2 hours with other supposed SPF 50 high ppd sunscreens(looking at you Australian Gold)

u/YoreDeadFreeman · 39 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have been in Korea for the past 6 weeks (normally live in Scotland) and I have been really trying to take advantage of Asian products and improve my skincare routine, with a major focus on hydration as I have very dry & dehydrated skin.

My skin hasn't really gotten any better or worse appearance-wise since I've been in Korea, but my hydration levels have improved somewhat.

I recently have been testing different products such as the COSRX Low-pH good morning cleanser and the Hanskin PHA cleansing oil, and have since gotten crazy amounts of whiteheads which won't go away no matter what I do :(

About me: 19M, Fair skin, started seriously trying to improve my skincare routine a year and a half ago, although I have had a skincare routine for maybe 4/5 years since I started getting acne.

Skin type: Dry; dehydrated; acne-prone (still have current whitehead breakouts every day on the lower 3rd of my face, mostly around my mouth, chin and nose area)

Climate: Currently hot & humid, but I normally live in Scotland which is cold, wet and windy most of the year.

Main skin concerns: Acne, dryness & PIE/PIH/acne scars


Current skincare routine


u/scumteam14 · 37 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm just going to echo the other responses here in that topical products need to be applied to the area you want it to work on. There are systemic medications where passing through the epidermal barrier is an effective ROA, but topical skincare is a whole different ballgame. You can check out the usage instructions, which often include "apply to the affected area" (such as this one for hydroquinone).

If you're interested in learning more about how hyperpigmentation treatments work, Topical Hypopigmenting Agents for Pigmentary Disorders and Their Mechanisms of Action is quite good! It doesn't really get into the 'it needs to be applied where you want it to work' thing, but it does get into the various mechanisms of action for hyperpigmentation treatments.

If you're looking for more info on fading a tan, check out How to fade a tan.

It can be hard to find products large enough for body use, and I'm not sure about vitamin C specifically, but here are some recommendations for alternative treatments:


u/aquajack6 · 32 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


[Rohto SKIN AQUA SARAFIT Essence UV (SPF50+ PA++++)]
This was a random purchase from Amazon, and I’m pleasantly surprised that it has worked out so well for my skin.
This sunscreen is inexpensive, $6.50 for 80 ml, works out to be only $2.40 per oz. Sunscreen filters include octinoxate, uvinul A plus, and tinosorb S. This doesn’t break me out! It contains no fatty alcohols, no irritating plant extracts, and my skin feels slightly moisturized after using this. It does contain alcohol, but it doesn’t feel drying. Makeup applies like a dream over this, and there’s no white cast. This dries down slightly dewy, really somewhere between matte and dewy. It’s not as matte as Biore UV Perfect Milk. At first it looks shiny, but after 3-5 minutes it dries down. I could see this working for both oily and dry skin types. Honestly though, dry skin types would probably like the Skin Aqua Moisture Gel more. I have that one, I’ve been using it on my neck, chest, and hands. It’s much more moisturizing. I'm seriously thrilled with my Skin Aqua discovery. If I was deserted on a desert island and could only pick one sunscreen to have for the rest of my life, I would pick this one.

Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm
I reviewed the ingredient lists of all the different Smith’s lip balms, and the strawberry stuck out to me because it consists of petrolatum, lanolin, and beeswax. No plant extracts. The other formulas are just petrolatum, maybe an oil, and plant extracts. This is moisturizing and lasts for several hours on my lips. It’s not to waxy, not to sticky, just lovely. When you open the tin there is a strawberry fragrance, but this doesn’t linger on my lips at all. The scent reminds me of strawberry cake. It isn’t my favorite but isn’t terrible. I’ve been using this on my cuticles too. It works well, but I do find Bag Balm is a more moisturizing and effective petrolatum/lanolin product.

Jack Black Lip Balm spf 25
The hype is real. This is one of the most moisturizing lip balms I’ve ever tried in my life. It just melts into my lips and isn’t waxy or greasy at all. It does seem to wear off after 2-3 hours, but it leaves my lips softer. The packaging is amazing, this is one of the best squeeze tubs I’ve ever used. It’s hard to explain it. It’s very easy to squeeze a small amount out, it’s very easy to control. Everything about this balm comes across as high quality, and I’m surprised it’s selling for only $7.50. I accidently ordered the mint & shea butter, when I really wanted the blackberry version. The mint and shea butter does tingle for a few seconds, and this freaks me out. There isn’t menthol or mint in the ingredient list, and this doesn’t irritate my lips…but I’m not a huge fan of the tingling sensation.


Smith’s Rosebud Salve

This is very different than the Strawberry balm. The Rosebud Salve is overrated and not worth the hype imo. The ingredient list includes petrolatum and cottonseed oil, and I wondered if the cottonseed oil would make it more moisturizing then regular Vaseline. Nope, it’s not more moisturizing than plain Vaseline. It’s essentially pink petrolatum with rose fragrance. I’m disappointed in myself for purchasing this despite my gut feeling that I wouldn’t be happy with it because of the ingredient list.

New Purchases:

Skinlex’s 20% LAA Serum

This meets all the requirements I want out of a vitamin C serum.

  1. It uses an airtight pump, not a dropper

  2. The pH isn’t too low (3-3.3). The Timeless vitamin C serum gave me a lot of trouble, I think it’s very low pH (2.4) contributed to the irritation I experienced

  3. Contains ferulic acid but no vit E. It's been hard to find an LAA serum with just ferulic acid, not vit E

  4. No oils or ingredients that would break me out

    Skinlex’s Alpha Arbutin Serum

    I’ve just about finished up my bottle of The Ordinary’s Alpha Arbutin, and Skinlex’s product seems a lot better. It’s cheaper per oz at $6.80 (bottle includes 2 oz) vs TO’s Arbutin at $8.90. It also includes so many great ingredients…niacinamide, MAP, tranexamic acid, panthenol, licorice root extract, hyaluronic acid, allantoin….I’m crossing my fingers this doesn’t break me out.

    edit: lol I didn't realize I wrote a book long post until I hit submit

u/sunrise920 · 27 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Def do! I use this dry brush before the shower. The pads right after. Then this Alpha glycolic AHA body lotion after

u/dontforgetpants · 20 pointsr/glutenfree

I don't want to be a negative nancy, but I will post the obligatory "get tested for celiac before you give up gluten because otherwise future tests will show a false negative." To be even more negative, I'm a celiac with KP, gluten free for 3 years now, and quitting gluten hasn't had any affect on my skin whatsoever, so ymmv. Of course everyone's reaction is individual.

What DOES help my KP when I'm diligent about it is moisturizing and exfoliating my skin with a lotion that has a strong alpha hydroxy acid (chemical exfoliant). I use Amlactin which you can get at Walgreens, CVS, etc. along with exfoliating 2-3 times a week in the shower with a washcloth. Search for keratosis pilaris in /r/SkincareAddiction if you haven't already to see what has worked for other folks.

u/GlossyProse · 20 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

For bacne:

  1. Change to a salicylic body wash. I recommend Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash.

  2. Use a salicylic acid exfoliant on the back, once or twice daily. I recommend Stridex Med Pads.

  3. Finish with a salicylic moisturizer. I recommend CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion.

    You’ll notice the trend here: salicylic acid.

    Salicylic acid penetrates the skin, causes a softening and sloughing of the top layer of skin, and helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent acne. This acid is also lipophillic, which means it can even penetrate oily skin and already clogged pores, resulting in a deep cleaning. Salicylic acid can reduce sebum secretion, which is another way it can help reduce acne. Lastly, it's also an anti-inflammatory, which can help calm inflamed acne and promote healing.

    As a final note, unrelated to the bacne.. please stop using R+F products. The products are of average quality at best, way over-priced, and even more overrated. Not least of all that MLM schemes should be avoided. If you need help with your skin care, the community info in this subreddit has a really excellent FAQ and wiki, and members are more than happy to answer questions.

    Best of luck.
u/krissycole87 · 19 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As someone who suffered from razor bumps my whole life, let me help!
Ok so the solution to razor bumps: Kill germs + exfoliate

You can do this in many different ways. There are lots of products out there (TendSkin, Bliss Ingrown Hair pads, etc) that are to treat razor bumps and they are all generally a mixture of alcohol and a chemical exfoliant (some type of AHA/BHA) You can try these products but Ive found it much easier to use my own.

My process:

  1. Cleanse/exfoliate my legs with CeraVe SA Cleanser and a scrubby glove
  2. Shave with a clean razor and a nice shave gel. I use Aveeno Sensitive Skin
  3. After shower I use Witch Hazel toner w/ Alcohol to kill germs and soothe microscopic cuts
  4. Follow that up with my CeraVe SA Body Lotion
  5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Is to repeat exfoliation DAILY until your next shave. This means applying your AHA/BHA product each day.

    Immediate bumps are caused by germs getting into your pores, which could come from your razor, your towel, your shower, really anything. This is why sanitizing with some type of alcohol immediately after shaving is important.

    Bumps which appear later (especially next day after shave which was always when it happened for me) are caused by the hairs inability to push back through the surface of the skin properly. This is where exfoliating comes into play. Exfoliating after shaving and each day until your next shave helps the hairs come back through the skin with minimal irritation.

    You can use any combo of products to kill germs and exfoliate. Ive used just pure alcohol and stridex pads before. The stridex pads work really well for this, actually. But I like using the SA lotion instead since its a lot more moisturizing and seems to work just fine. If you understand what you are trying to accomplish, then it doesnt really matter the products you use to achieve it.

    I hope this helps! Hang in there!
u/okguysletsdothis · 19 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Lanolin! It's an occlusive like petrolatum, but it also absorbs through the skin. It's chemically very similar to the moisturizing layer our skin naturally produces. It's AMAZING. It gets me through my crazy-dry winter lips every year and got me through a course of accutane this summer.

One caution!: Lanolin comes from sheep (it's a waxy layer on sheep wool that's removed as a part of the woolmaking process) and if you buy unrefined lanolin, it'll kinda smell like farm animals. I think it's subtle enough, but if you're sensitive to smells you can buy refined lanolin, which is marketed to breastfeeding mothers, so you're going to have to deal with a tube that says "chapped nipples" on it.

Amazon links: Unrefined lanolin, refined lanolin

edit-- I just use lanolin at night. It keeps my lips nice and moisturized that they can take a long day of lipstick. When I was on Accutane, or occasionally in the depths of winter, I do lanolin all day and it has a nice gloss.

u/[deleted] · 17 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

She might be allergic to zinc oxide. It's uncommon, but some people figure out they have it because they react badly to diaper cream.

So, I'd avoid sunscreens containing avobenzone and zinc oxide. This leaves you with European or Asian sunscreens. Some mild ones include:

u/maarts · 17 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I don't know what u/hela1337 is referring to, but I cannot praise Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy enough! It's marketed for rough and bumpy skin (obviously) but it's just an amazing exfoliating cream. It has AHA, BHA, and PHA, and I use it all over my body even though rough/bumpy skin isn't a concern for me. You can see your dead skin sloughing off in gray little pieces, kinda like when you get a really good exfoliation with the Salux towel. You can also find it in most drug stores for a fairly reasonable price.

u/purplenightsky · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need not head to the derm for KP.

If that cream doesn't work, AmLactin will. I can nearly guarantee it.

I buy it from Costco where's it's roughly $18 a bottle. It's, by far, the most high quality and most affordable lotion on the market for dry skin and KP. It doesn't smell good and that's okay. The important part is that it works. Any idea what % glycolic acid that Gold Bond is?

u/InexorableMarch · 15 pointsr/asktransgender

There's a pretty easy way to avoid this:

  1. Take a warm bath with some bath salts. After about 10 minutes of soaking or so, exfoliate your skin, try this: ( That's just an example, you can get some epsom salt (same stuff) at Walmart for half the price.

  2. Exfoliating the skin first prevents ingrown hairs. Super important. The first time I did this, I did not know how to shave my body properly and I ended up being way too vigorous and getting lots of nasty razor bumps. To exfoliate I used:

  3. Loofah or Pouf ( again check Walmart, it'll be cheaper. The main idea here is that you want to exfoliate dead skin and loosen up any hairs that are growing.

  4. St. Ives Exfoliating Body Wash ( This is a really great natural exfoliant that you can put on the loofah/poof while you scrub

  5. After exfoliation, you shave. I shave against the grain with a good Gillette razor using this shaving cream: Cremo Cream ( Which does a really tremendous job. You only need to spread a little bit of it around and it helps to give a really great shave without any irritation (great for both men and women). Plus it last a long time.

  6. Moisturize with your favorite skincare lotion, brand doesn't really matter. You just want to keep that area moist and healthy.

  7. LAST STEP. Most important, DO NOT DO THIS THE SAME DAY YOU SHAVE. DO IT EITHER A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER. Use an acid-based lotion like this: or
    The basic idea here is that through chemical exfoliation they'll smooth the red bumps and give you a very smooth look.

    This is my skincare routine and I don't get any of those ingrown hairs or razor bumps. I used too, though. That's why I do this.
u/debubun · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i’m currently dealing with this as well! i’ve received some advice through this subreddit that’s helped a bit that i’ll list below but def keeping an eye on this thread just in case there’s anything else that helps!

so what you’re dealing with is probably keratosis pilaris (same as i). at first i was going to buy first aid beauty’s ultra repair cream to smooth my skin, but then someone mentioned gold bond’s ultimate rough & bumpy skin cream and it’s been working wonders. FAB’s product is $32 vs gold bond’s $10 product and i have no complaints so far.

what i do is use a dry brush 2-3x a week before i shower to exfoliate my skin then in the shower i’ll also use a cloth with my body wash that helps with exfoliating even more. once out i apply the gold bond cream on my trouble areas and let dry.

hope this helps out!

in-shower exfoliating cloth suggestion: here

u/nailpolishbonfire · 14 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! It sounds like your boyfriend could use an AHA for both the dark spots and the KP. The AHA will likely help the acne as well but you can also try a BHA formula for breakout-prone areas. He'll probably want to cleanse his back if he doesn't do that already (a back brush with a gentle head will help to reach); I used Cetaphil's cleanser on my shoulders years ago when they used to break out. The exfoliation is liable to help with the ingrown hairs but be careful not to overdo it so his skin doesn't dry out (I imagine it's hard to moisturize the back without help). I used to have dark spots from acne scars and KP on the back of my arms but using the AHA and BHA I linked on my face and this on my arms mostly cleared them all up. You can find information on all of these issues in the wiki.

u/Daheep · 13 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's approximately 50% Witch Hazel, 25% Hyaluronic Acid (1% serum), 20% Glycerin, & the remaining 5% is a dropper full of Argan Oil & 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil. I stick it in a little dark blue glass bottle & give it a shake before use. The percentages work well for me, but you can change it up to suit your skin. The more Glycerin you add, the more sticky it gets, so keep that in mind. Also, keep the Tea Tree oil to a bare minimum, too much it it can definitely irritate your skin. You can try adding other stuff, but this combo work well for me; hydrating & a bit anti-inflammatory. All the ingredients are finished products that can be used on their own as well.

u/PinkFurLookinLikeCam · 13 pointsr/tretinoin

I realized a while ago that I have to apply my moisture in layers. So yes I do use a ton of moisture products, but my skin has proper hydration and a consistent moisture barrier that no active has ever been able to penetrate.

OP I would stop washing your face unless maybe once at night, and only oil cleansing. Oil cleanses oil. Your face doesn’t need extreme cleansing or other cleansing products.

I would spray with a moisturizing toner (there are a million, choose one that you like) then layer 1-2 layers of a hyaluronic Acid over your face when it’s wet with Toner. I like Korean brands, like this one and this one. Then layer that with a snail mucus which sounds awful but it’s crazy hydrating, like this one. Layer that with a gel, like this. Then a cream like this one and finally a sleeping mask like this one. Bonus points for applying a wet sheet mask over it for 30 minutes.

It seems absolutely extra and I personally wish I could slap on a moisturizer and call it a night but it’s the only way to truly hydrate and nourish the moisture barrier.

u/ms_kittyfantastico · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Lanolin

Price (range): $1.50 / oz

Country: USA

Special info: Derived from the wool of sheep.

Experience & opinion: I have dry skin, and often my lips get chapped. This product will help with chapped lips, windburnt lips, etc., and I also use it as a heavy moisturizer when hiking. It's a little tough to spread when it's 32F out, but it still does wonders in all temps.

u/n3rdfish · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

What's your total routine look like?

If your skin is sensitive, AVOID LUSH AT ALL COSTS. Essential oils and fragrances are terrible irritants - just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's gentle.

A basic routine is a cleanser, moisturiser and SUNSCREEN (not negotiable, yes even in the UK), with an optional exfoliant in the evening. You should probably try a double cleanse in the evening, using an oil cleanser first to break down the sunscreen, followed by a water based or foaming cleanser.

There are two kinds of exfoliation: chemical and physical. Chemical sounds scary, but is actually much much gentler on your skin than physical, which is the traditional scruffy, scrubby exfoliant that can super irritate your skin.

Here's what you could try:


  • Cerave is now available in the UK, and it's packed with moisture barrier repairing ceramides. You could try their cleanser. You could try using a konjac sponge - Superdrug has them now - for some extremely gentle physical exfoliation. Basically, you soak this sponge in water and it puffs up into this deliciously squishy, jelly-like sponge. I've recently rediscovered cleansing with konjac sponges and have been loving it.
  • I'm smitten with Hadalabo Gokujyun lotion, which is basically a giant bottle of pure hyaluronic acid serum. It' s a light, watery lotion that you pat into your skin. It works beautifully under sunscreen.
  • Go ahead and lock the moisture in with this Cerave moisturising sunscreen. You need a quarter teaspoon to cover your whole face - that's more than you're used to doing. An easy way to make sure you're using enough is to draw a line of product up your index and middle finger, two strips total.


  • Double cleanse with an oil cleanser - this one by Simple is very very gentle and easy to find. To oil cleanse, pour a good tablespoon of oil into the palm of your hand, then massage over DRY skin. Add a splash of water to emulsify (oil cleansers have added ingredients that allow then to emulsify with water and rinse clean) and rinse with tepid water. Follow with your Cerave cleanser.
  • Go in with another layer of Hadalabo lotion (I've actually been experimenting with the heavier Premium lotion, which is much thicker and feels like a traditional serum, so you could try that at night), and follow with Cerave in the pot to really lock in the moisture.
  • OPTIONAL: you could try exfoliating at night. AHAs are good for surface exfoliation/getting rid of flakes; BHAs exfoliate within the pore and are great for preventing breakouts. The very gentlest AHA I have ever used is CosRX, but with your very sensitive skin you should definitely patch test. Just take a tiny bit of the product and dab it on one part of your face - for sensitivity I use my neck - every day for a week. You'll soon know if you have any issues.

    If you do choose to exfoliate, pat the product on AFTER you've cleansed but BEFORE you've used serums or lotions. Start using once or twice a week, then build up gradually as your skin gets more tolerant.

    Bonus: CosRX's Snail Mucin Essence is absolutely heavenly on irritated skin, so you might want to try that. If you do try it, patch test first, then pat the liquid on after your Hadalabo lotion but before any creams.

    Good luck!
u/bluecowboyboots2 · 11 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

It sounds like your moisturizer is not sinking into your skin because the whole point of a moisturizer is to lock in moisture.

When you told me your skin feels tight after a shower i automatically think dehydrated skin. SkincareAddiction has a good post on dehydration

What moisturizer do you use?

If I were you id use products with hyaluronic acid, like a serum or toner and then a gel based moisturizer and then at night a layer of moisturizer over that.

I also would take a break from harsh scrubs, cleansers and masks and only use the gentlest products.

Here is what I would recommend (Asian Beauty Skincare Exchange often has decants (aka small samples of products) so you can see and test out what works for you.

To get your skin back and hydrated :

Rinse skin with water -I don't know your skin type so if you're oily, use a very gentle cleanser (which i can recommend to you if needed)

Toner/Serum Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion Moist - many people on the skincare reddits I am active in rave about this product, because its super cheap for the amount you get and its soooo moisturizing. I personally think it is too light for me (I am veryyy dry and dehydrated, stupid midwestern weather lol) and I use the premium version of it. Some people complain about it breaking them out, but everyone's skin is so different. But I think doing a layer of this morning and night will really help.

Moisturizing Gel - this will add moisture and hydration to your skin. My favorites are Hada Labo Plumping Gel Cream and Mizon Snail Cream
You only need a little of these, but I find they are super hydrating and comforting. The Mizon Snail is an all in one miracle.

Sunscreen- pretty important step (in my opinion), some sunscreens have occlusives in it. Occlusives mean it is holding all the moisture in. Sunscreen choice really depends on your skin type (which I am happy to recommend you as well)


Double Cleanse but gently. First an oil cleanser (to remove makeup) and then a gentle water based one.

Same as morning

Then seal it all in with your moisturizer. I am so dry that I even put vaseline on my face at night and I wake up comfortable and hydrated.

As far as trying out products, if you're in the US, /u/Gothickornchic sells decants on Asian Skincare Exchange. She ships super fast and is so nice, and helpful. you can find her post here

If you don't want to do that, Amazon and most places have great exchange and return policies. Skin is very weird and its all trial and error :[ but i hope my recs help and if you need more recs let me know!

u/bloomhere · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

UPDATE just in case anyone cares-

The peeling phase is the worst phase

Guys, I look awful. Haha. Also, makeup was a necessary evil.

I’ve been moisturizing out the wazoo- cerave treatment, aloe, heavy cream, neosporin and Vaseline. On your recommendations, I ordered an overnight mask and the La Roche-Posay Repairing Balm. I haven’t used these yet- they’ll be here tomorrow!

The boy wants to see me again soon, and I’m dying to hurry up this peeling process so I don’t scare him away. I’ll ask him to shave or use beard oil in the future if things go well with him haha


u/i_like_oliver · 11 pointsr/scacjdiscussion

I would like to preface this by saying this is what I would do for me personally knowing what I know now about my own skin. If I were making suggestions for someone else I think this list would be very very different.

Under $50:

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion [$11]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$9]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

This particular budget was actually a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I prioritized Sunscreen first, because that is an important product to me and it is a product that was difficult to find something I was happy using every day. I picked the cleanser next because I knew it was going to be pricey at this budget. I really think oil cleansing has done wonders for my skin. I especially like balms. I find them much easier to use. I occasionally like to use a straight oil, but on a daily basis using something with an emulsifier is just more practical. In reality if I had to stick to this budget all the time, I would probably sub out the Heimish for an emulsifying cleansing oil like Kose or the Simple one. I just haven't used either of those yet, I wasn't comfortable substituting that for the sake of this exercise.

I don't think I would be totally happy with this routine long term. It's not as hydrating as I tend towards and it doesn't have any actives. The CeraVe lotion is nice, but I wouldn't LOVE using it. I picked this over the CeraVe cream because I find that the cream does not actually sink into my skin. It's nice over other thinner formulas, but it tugs at my skin uncomfortably if used on its own.

Under $100

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

Stridex Maximum Acne Medication Pads [$4]

Dear, Klairs Supple Proparation Facial Toner [$22]

Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution [$15]

Holika Holika Skin and Good Cera Super Cream [$17] (this is discontinued, but as long as it's $17 at Amazon or CVS where I bought it I will probably keep using it)

Jojoba Oil [$8 @ Trader Joe's]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$3] [Travel Size]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

TBH this is making me realize how much money I actually spend on my routine. GEEZ I DIDN'T NEED THIS TODAY. Essentially I just took out the CeraVe lotion and added my HG Hydrating/Moisturizing Layers. The Klairs seems like so much of a splurge here, but it really truly is one of my favorite products to use. It is very hydrating and soothing to me. I also added the Stridex because it's cheap, effective, easy to use and this is one active I know I can tolerate if I keep up my hydration/moisturization.

I think the CeraVe Healing Ointment is a true workhorse and I would never be with out it, BUT I don't actually use very much of it. I mean I bought my first 3 oz. tube 9 months ago and I don't think I've even used half of it. With the smaller budget it makes more sense to get a bigger tube because it can be SUCH a multitasker, but since I have a few more items in the way of "moisturizing" here, I would probably purchase a very small tube of the ointment (mostly for my lips and the corners of my nose) and also incorporate Jojoba Oil. I love Jojoba for cleansing and for mixing into other products. My very chapped lips also DRINK UP oils like no one's business.

I am ashamed to say this routine is still short of some things I use pretty frequently, but I would still be happy with it. It has everything I actually need.

Under $200:

Heimish All Clean Balm [$17]

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser [$15]

Stridex Maximum Acne Medication Pads [$4]

Stratia Soft Touch AHA [$14]

Dear, Klairs Supple Proparation Facial Toner [$22]

Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution [$15]

Stratia Rewind [$16]

Stratia Liquid Gold [$24]

Holika Holika Skin and Good Cera Super Cream [$17]

Jojoba Oil [$8 @ Trader Joe's]

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm [$15]

CeraVe Healing Ointment [$3] [Travel Size]

Raw Honey [$7ish]

Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask [$5]

Australian Gold Tinted Sunscreen [$13]

Again these all the same products as before. The three additions I use frequently are the LRP B5, Stratia Liquid Gold, and Stratia Rewind. The Raw Honey and the Queen Helene are masks that I know work for me and are fun to use. I very rarely use the honey buy itself, but it is lovely as a mask mixed with the Klairs (thanks to u/LGBTQBBQ for that tip). I've also included the Stratia Soft Touch here because it is on my list to try. I'm pretty sensitive to actives and I think a 10% Mandelic is something I could handle.

I actually really enjoyed having to think about my routine like this. I really thought I had paired down my routine quite a bit and I suppose I have, but even the $200 budget would not be enough to repurchase everything I use on a monthly basis. This (mostly) doesn't even include things I want to try or things I have around just in case or just because. Realistically I would have a couple more wash off masks, and eye cream (even though it is not at all necessary imo), at least one other kind of sunscreen, and maybe one or two other moisturizers.

But I guess I'm that kind of extra bitch.

...and like its a hobby right? It's ok to spend money on a hobby.

At least that is what I'll tell myself.

u/TenaciousSquee · 11 pointsr/AskMen

Aquaphor works wonders for lips. You can buy it in almost any store: Walmart/Target, supermarkets, CVS, etc.

u/SmallGirlBigTitties · 11 pointsr/popping

I have had KP in places on my body and had read amazing things about Cerave: Rough and Bumpy Skin lotion... I recently tried this and it is by FAR the most effective lotion I have ever used for anything in my life.
Give it a chance, it was life changing for me!

u/bumblebumblebuzz · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This Gold Bond Lotion worked wonders for my ex on his KP! Use it daily after the shower and it’s not too expensive.

u/kbrsuperstar · 11 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Lanolin is not expensive. You can buy a giant tub of pure lanolin for $11 USD on Amazon.

u/ZKYThinks · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My derm had told me AmLactin/Lac-Lotion was great for Keratosis Pillaris, and it worked well for me. It's 12% Ammonium Lactate (AHA) and is pretty cheap for a large bottle [$14 on Amazon] (, and is something that you can use on your face and body. I used mine and saw results in days. Be warned: it smells a little bit. Still works great though. AHA's and other actives do make you photosensitive, so you do need sunscreen.

Edit: I saw your note on how you don't get sunburnt- I don't burn ever either, and if it's one thing this subreddit has taught me, it's that the sun is actively trying to kill you, always, and that sunscreen is a must.

u/swingthatwang · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

hey, so a few questions -

i popped on over to the FAQ -which parts did you find most helpful? i didn't find it very helpful. could you point me in the right direction?

for choices in these products, what made you go with CeraVe? i hear it recommended a lot. what's the hype about it?

also, there's so many cerave moisturizers. do you mean [this one?] (*Version*=1&*entries*=0)

Edit: Thanks for help guys! I'm a rare lurker but I saw this on my front page and had to ask some questions! OP -ya face look good!

u/CuriosityKillsKats · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I used to have this problem! It's been fixed by using a urea cream at night, and sometimes in the morning as well. I used to use this, but it can be hard to find, so now I've been using this.

u/egm13 · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can buy the CeraVe cream in a container that comes with a pump, then that top will fit on the tubs that have regular tops, so you just reuse it on the cheaper tubs again and again. We've been using the same pump lid on multiple tubs of my son's CeraVe cream for about a year now.

EDIT: Here's the Amazon link for the pump container:

u/SYSIdeNTISte · 10 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I was actually going through their product line the other night trying to figure out where "Lotion Moist" and "Milky Lotion" fit in. They must be last year's products? Neither are in the current Hydrating line. Here's what I've come up with:

  • They now have a Rich Lotion version. Packaging has a red block on it like the Light Lotion has a green block.

  • Light Lotion and Rich Lotion both have 4 types of HA.

  • Lotion Moist has 3 types of HA (at least mine says did).

  • Milky Lotion is not in the product line but still on Amazon.
u/gr_assmonkee · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My first Shelfie! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Thanks for letting me creep around here and steal your recommendations because my skin has never looked/felt better.
Products are
philosophy one step facial cleanser
Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion :I only exfoliate with this 3 days a week
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

u/gotthelowdown · 10 pointsr/AskMen

>My lips dry easily and sometimes they crack.

I have the same problem.

You reminded me of this tip I still need to try. Had to dig a few months back into my comment history to find it.

From an AskMen thread titled, "
Men who used to bite and pick their lips, how did you repair them and make them smooth again?*"

Shared by /u/TenaciousSquee:

>Aquaphor works wonders for lips. You can buy it in almost any store: Walmart/Target, supermarkets, CVS, etc.

The user linked to a jar on Amazon. But under "Customers who bought this item also bought," there are pocket-sized tubes of Aquaphor that look more suitable for daily carrying around in your pocket or purse.

u/SarcasticOptimist · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's ok. I find the casual term misleading too. It should be more specific, as Cerave has two tub creams, one with salicylic acid (if you have bumpy or super dry skin) and the regular Hyaluronic acid. The term refers to the latter.

u/sbb214 · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

former trapeze person here: I'd get a LOT of callouses and had to manage them so that I'd keep some protection but not get rips.

Before each session I would use a foot file to take down any edges and smooth out my hands (similar to this:

After every session: repeat above and add a hand conditioner. I happen to like ClimbOn! that's made for climbing. It will last a long time and smells good (

Total time (before & after) = less than a minute

Good luck!

u/misslucylouise · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Everything was Prime at my time of purchase and when I posted this so hopefully they will stay that way!

All the Cerave!!

Cereve in a Tub-new product for me...mostly use when skin is dry from night usage of prescription trentinol cream

Cereva SA Lotion-really helped with my acne

Cereva Foaming Face Cleanser-loving this face wash but might have to switch to the hydrating face cleanser come the dryer winter months

Other than Cerave:

Hada Labo Moist Lotion-great for quick-drying non-sticky moisture on the go, especially under make up or when I am rushing out the door

Biore UV Watery Essence SPF 50-love everything about this sunscreen except how quickly I go through it!

Mizon BHA/AHA -every other day exfoliation toner applied with cotton pad

REN Glycol Renewal Mask - weekly exfoliation, always makes my skin glow

u/iRayneMoon · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That's awesome!

I have KP on my upper arms and thighs so I know how hard it can be to treat. I use a SA cleanser in the shower and Amlactin lotion.

Honestly, Amlactin lotion is very much worth it if you have KP. When you run out of your current lotion you should try it! It's sold a ton of places in the US and isn't expensive.

u/quarterfast · 9 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This post came to mind. TL;DR is try getting yourself some Amlactin lotion, which is available on Amazon, as well as at my local Costco (for cheaper).

<Insert standard disclaimer about how this should not be considered medical advice and is no substitute for speaking with a dermatologist.>

u/RoamingGnome13 · 9 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I found this lotion on r/skincareaddiction and it’s my holy grail product. I’ve always struggled with backne and have tried washes, changing routines, etc and this is the only thing that made any difference. Its a little expensive but it lasts a while. I just use it every morning after I shower (I don’t do anything special in the shower). It doesn’t bleach my clothes. I think it works better than special washes because it stays on your skin longer. Highly recommend!

u/rickroyed · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 19 oz Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Ski

Linkining in case ops never doesn't know we call it "in the tub" lol.
I also think this would be his best bet. It has hyaluronic acid in it too!

u/Jim_E_Hat · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I really like the Japanese sunscreens. This one has almost no odor, feels like moisturizer, and is non-sweaty (at least for me).

u/luminous_delusions · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I really, really love my Skin Aqua UV gel. This guy here. Comes in a good sized bottle, sinks in quick, good protection (SPF50+ PA++++), and moisturizing without being greasy or overly dewy. Pretty sure it's not an extended use or "outdoor" sunscreen though, so be aware of that.

u/catsidtrip · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's $11.85 now!

instant checkout

u/fawkingreddit · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This Hado Labo serum is really wonderful. I'm in a hot dry climate so I have to make my own humidity (ex: apply it right after a shower) but someone in humidity won't have that problem. ~The water in your air is your friend~ lol


That, and Benton Aloe Propolis Gel is my HG AM moisturizer. I layer it with the Hado Labo underneath my sunscreen on days I'm feeling particularly dry.

u/GentlmenPreferBlunts · 8 pointsr/vaporents

Yes, this is a common problem. Regular cleaning eliminates this problem for me, but if cleaning it doesn't help, try using some lubricant. Vegetable glycerine works great, and is the same as what's in the lubricant that Ploom offers. Just apply a drop of that to the mouthpiece stem and click it up and down a few times, and that should take care of your problem. Don't forget to still clean it regularly, though!

u/WearsSensibleShoes · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

They're just curly hair, trying to become ingrown. A PITA, but pretty easy to manage. An italy towel or loofah (the towels last longer ime) used every shower and Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy or Amlactin after.

u/chemkara · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/koobishing · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I also use the Now Solutions one! Here's the link:

u/heezmagnif · 8 pointsr/happy
u/Tardis666 · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I love using lanolin on my lips when they get bad. If you end up liking it, I would check out amazon.

There’s more kinds on there, but you can get a 7 Oz jar for the same price as that tube. I also think it works better if you put some lip balm on let it soak in a couple minutes then put lanolin on.

Completely jealous of your haul :)

u/juliewho · 7 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have pretty typical eczema all over, but it is profoundly itchy on my upper calves, breasts, and nipples. While steroidal ointments and creams help, the fastest relief has been a lactic acid lotion. It burns like crazy on broken/irritated skin, but really helped a lot. This is what I use daily -

Good luck! I hope you find relief soon.

u/meowmix435 · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Scar cream/treatments are so expensive. Mederma is okay. My doctor said that massaging the cream in is the most important part, as it works to break up the scar tissue. I've also heard Bio-Oil is really great.

u/loneSTAR_06 · 7 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Same here. It has made a lot of difference for me.

Witch Hazel


Face wash

That’s all 3 things I use. The last 2 have lasted me 5 months and I use them both morning and night. The toner lasts about 2-3 months.

u/TourmalineTart · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ok! (I have melasma too. Grrrr, I hate it!)

Have you always been on the 0.05%? Did you start at a lower dose and work up? I use tret too, and it is ferocious when you first start using it, it has kind of a long acclimation period. How long have you been using it?

For your routine, I have a few thoughts. You've got some potent products going on, which is ok.

Right off the bat, I'd suggest switching to a non-foaming cleanser. Foaming cleansers generally have an ingredient in them to produce a lather (it's normally an SLS) and they can dry your skin out extra. Look for a gentle hydrating facial cleanser. Since you are using a CeraVe now, you can try the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser. I would recommend this one from Cetaphil though. It's super gentle, AND! You can get a travel-sized bottle from the mini's section at Target for under $2 to try it out.

I like the silicone scrubbies! It's nice for tret users because of the peelies. Just be gentle with it, and maybe even switch to every other day use.

Are you using the oil control moisturizer because you're oily? You definitely want a moisturizer in the AM. You may want to find something with ceramides and/or niacinamide and/or hylauronic acid to really help your moisture barrier during the day. This would go under your sunscreen and after your hydroquinone.

Ok, then the next big thing I think will really help, is adding a good moisturizer at night. You don't even have to use a fancy one. Both CeraVe PM or CeraVe moisturizing cream are good options. The former has some extra goodies in it (niacinamide), but the later is really creamy and rich (you can also but it all over your body. It also comes in a smaller "travel size" tube for less $$$ if you just want to try it out).

Since you are on a kinda beefy dose of Retnin-A I would recommend mixing a pea-sized amount for your entire face into a dollop of the moisturizer you chose and apply it that way. This won't change the potency of the retnin-A at all, it just provides a bit of a buffer for your moisture barrier.

Personally, I take this a step further and wait 15 minutes for everything to sink in, apply a little more moisturizer, then apply vaseline ALL OVER my face before I go to sleep. This may or may not help you out-- I don't know how your face and your acne responds to occlusives. But, the vaseline step is what was crucial for my skin to stop being so red and peely on retnin-A, because it locks the moisturizer in while you sleep.

Edit: Sorry, this post was getting long so I figured I'd send it. I know we haven't even talked sunscreen yet! But, I strongly suspect the sunscreen isn't the root of the problem, so I wanted to talk about your routine first.

u/kl5 · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is my holy grail:

I have bought it again and again--from Japan, but now you can get it on Amazon. It's a huge bottle for the money.

u/ignoretheyam · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay, so I think you need to build a routine based on moisture. Some products I recommend that are easily available at Target/Walmart/Amazon/drugstores:


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion *

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser


Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist *

Thayers Alcohol Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream *

Cerave Moisturizing Cream (aka Cerave in the tub)

Actives for texture/acne improvement:

The Ordinary Azealic Acid Suspension

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

I provided two options for each product. Note that the products with a * next to them are products I personally use and really love. The others are ones that I've seen highly recommended on this subreddit (and I also really want to try that Azealic Acid lol). I honestly think that with a simple routine like this your skin will clear right up and look really lovely, because your acne is minimal. All of these are non-comedogenic and gentle. Make sure to add only one product a week to make sure they don't break you out, and patch test on your wrist to make sure you aren't allergic to them. I hope this is helpful!

u/hasselnussmilch · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I love hada labo goku jyun (sp?). It's so cheap and you get so much!!

My PM routine is:

Wash with either clinique take the day off cleansing oil or the fancl mild cleansing oil (I use clinique as the dupe because the fancl is hard to get hold of in the UK).

Hado Labo hyaluronic acid

TO niacinamide and zinc

This moisturiser




wash with a little bit of TTDO cleansing oil to get rid of the vaseline, then hada labo HA, followed by the moisturiser and then erborian cc cream (i've added it as skincare because it's mildly hydrating/supposed to be a skincare-makeup hybrid and i live for it).


I'm pretty sure my most recent CC outbreak was because I used the cosrx good morning cleanser and it's SO drying. I was also skiing and spending time in hot tubs which, combined with such a drying cleanser and a less-than-robust moisturier (only the Simple one), caused the worst outbreak ever.

I tried differin, and through SCA I was told to use vaseline over it to prevent drying. It still caused quite a lot of redness after 2 uses, so I stopped, but kept using the vaseline to combat the dryness. I also only used the differin on one side of my chin, so I can 100% confirm that the vaseline, not the two uses of differin, that cleared the CCs.

u/gfxlonghorn · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

As a rock climber, I would recommend ClimbOn! over Burt's Bees. Burt's tends to leave your hands with this more oily feeling while Bag Balm has a pretty undesirable smell. ClimbOn! has a little thicker consistency and tends to stay in cuts and cracks better.

u/armchairingpro · 6 pointsr/blogsnark

I have that off and on. I do think it's keratosis pilaris, but basically when I use a sugar exfoliant in the shower and really scrub down my skin and then remember to moisturize on the regular, it helps. I've also read that this brand that's at Sephora helps, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm actually going to CVS today to buy this Gold Bond cream because I read it helps. However, as I approach 30, it does seem to be lessening on its own without scrubbing and heavy moisturizing.

u/JustinJSrisuk · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I highly-recommend the Alpha Skin Care Renewal AHA lotion for those lumps and bumps.

u/Kristeninmyskin · 6 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I like Alpa Skin Care (formally Alpha Hydrox) 12% glycolic acid lotion. Definitely less smell and seems to absorb better for me. I also like these ingrown hair wipes from the European Wax Center. They have glycolic acid and salicylic acid and you can double up with an exfoliating lotion after they dry.

Edit: sorry that second link doesn’t take you directly to the product. It’s like the 4th one in line.

u/LowlyKnave · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have a big tub of lanolin. For me, it works like nothing else to keep lips plump, smooth, and flake free. I also use it on my hands, feet, even my face sometimes.

u/Chickaboomlala · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I order this one off amazon, 5% urea, cheap, great. I'm on my third reorder since starting tret and i attribute my lack of flaking and irritation primarily to it. I use it both morning and night.

u/Lutya · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is an amazing deal for anyone interested in trying it.

I had a dermatologist recommend you put it on after a shower when your skin still has some moisture. It's worked well for me.

u/privatecaboosey · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This generic one. I just keep it in the bathroom and put it on after I dry post-shower. It stings a bit sometimes, but with continuous use, I've seen a serious reduction in bumps on my skin.

u/Devastating · 6 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Ok bro, I got you

u/dobedobedobedoo · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I have the same requisites as you and I love using Elta MD over my CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. The sunscreen is great by itself but I use rather drying ointments from my dermatologist so I've gotta use both. Hope this helps!

u/onion_princess · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

here you go - prime eligible and in the new packaging. Otherwise I would recommend a Japanese grocery near you. If you live in the Bay Area, PM me for recommendations on where to shop around here.

u/fntastk · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Edit: Ahhh, YES, use sunscreen! This def shouldn't be skipped

Hey there! I'm on Epiduo Forte (Adapalene 0.3% & 2.5% BP) so I understand where you're coming from.

I'd recommend taking it slow with applications. Have you used it every single night for 5 days straight? Don't do that!! You will damage your moisture barrier. I actually was put on Epiduo 5 days ago as well and I have only done 3 applications. The first week should be 2-3 applications to build your tolerance.

Use a bit of moisturizer before your Epiduo application. I personally use Cerave PM because my skin is dry and this is a nice lightweight "prep" for me. I also use a hydrating toner (there is a difference between hydrated and dry skin) immediately after washing my face and before the Cerave PM which helps immensely.

After I apply the Epiduo, I wait a little bit and use Vanicream - which is most likely similar to the La Roche creams you mentioned. You want something thick. Then I finish everything off with a pea sized amount of Cerave balm (basically like Vaseline/Aquaphor) and run my humidifier at night.

Despite ALL of that, I still woke up with dry patches. I think it's inevitable. Give your skin a 2 or 3 day break and focus on moisture. I do not have oily skin so that is out of my wheelhouse, but your skin could possibly be oily because it's dry and/or dehydrated. Here is the hydrating toner I use if you're interested. This will definitely help your skin.

u/QuestionAssumptions · 5 pointsr/TransAdoption

I'm pre-HRT, but here's my skincare routine, with links to the exact products I use. I tried my best to define any skincare terminology. I recommend doing this before bed. Make sure to do the steps in the order listed.

Night time skincare routine

1) Exfoliate. This removes dead skin and other crud. Without exfoliating, you'd be applying skincare products on top of your layer of dead skin, which wouldn't be as effective. I use a Salux brand exfoliating cloth in the shower, lathered with Dove brand bar soap. You should only exfoliate and shave 2 to 3 times a week because it's abrasive. Other steps can be done every night. Side note: if you've never exfoliated before, I highly recommend trying it once. You will feel cleaner than you've ever felt after showering.

2) Shave. If you need to shave, now is the time to do it. If you've had laser hair removal, or simply don't have much body hair, move on to the next step. I don't have specific recommendations for shaving products. The most important thing is to use a clean razor. If you are reusing a razor, wash it with soap and hot water, and use rubbing alcohol to kill any leftover bacteria. Exfoliating before shaving can reduce razor burn because you're cleaner, and therefore less likely to get dead skin and bacteria into the "micro cuts" caused by shaving. Even if you don't cut yourself deeply enough to bleed, dragging a metal blade across your face is always slightly irritating. (Side note: I can't effing wait to get laser.) If you cut yourself shaving, you may apply some 70% rubbing alcohol, only to the cut. I've seen sources that recommend applying rubbing alcohol everywhere after shaving, to kill bacteria and therefore reduce irritation. I don't recommend this because rubbing alcohol is harsh and will dry your skin.

3) Toner. This step cleans your skin further. Similar to exfoliating, the idea is to remove as much dirt and dead skin as possible, so that the skincare products can actually absorb into your skin. I pour some Thayers brand alcohol-free, rose scented witch hazel on a cotton ball and apply to my face and neck. Another reason why the order of the steps is important: This toner contains witch hazel, which is an astringent. This means it tightens your skin. Using witch hazel after shaving may reduce irritation by causing any micro cuts to contract. Let your skin air-dry before moving on.

4) Serum. Now that you're clean, it's time for products that will actually be absorbed by your skin. There are many types of serum available. I typically use retinol, which tightens your skin and prevents wrinkles. I apply a few drops of retinol serum to my face and neck and rub it in. I wait a few moments to let the serum dry before the next step.

5) Moisturizer. Last step. This hydrates your skin and keeps you looking young. I use CeraVe moisturizing cream. It comes in a white tub with a blue label. Most nights I just apply to my face and neck. On the nights that I exfoliate, I use moisturizer on my whole body. The main reason is that it can be time consuming, so I only moisturize my whole body after exfoliating, when my skin will better absorb the moisturizer. Additionally, I use this moisturizer on my hands several times throughout the day (especially after washing my hands because soap can be drying.) This makes a significant difference in reducing dry skin, especially noticeable in the winter. If you only get one skincare product, I recommend this one.

Other important things

That's my nightly skincare routine, but wait, there's more! Any day there's a chance you'll spend time in the sun, wear sunscreen!! This is probably more important than all the other steps put together. You can apply sunscreen on top of your moisturizer, or use a moisturizer that includes SPF. Recently I've been experimenting with using this SPF moisturizer on my face every morning.

Last thing: some people think skincare is all about applying products to your skin, so they'll buy fancier and more expensive products. This is like pulling harder on one lever without realizing there are many other levers available. Diet, exercise, hydration, sleep, having fun, and avoiding stress are all important too. Drink water!! Like, drink a little more water than you think you need.

Edit: Can't believe I forgot this. Don't smoke, and don't use hard drugs. Please don't drink alcohol at your age because it can cause brain damage. When you're older, if you choose to drink, do so in moderation. I don't want to come across as "no fun allowed," but please learn from my experience. Binge drinking is not only bad for your skin, it will make you feel like complete poop the next day. Not worth it.

Edit 2: Fixed formatting, and added details.

Good luck, sis!

u/ihatespunk · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Hey! I have super sensitive, dry, breakout prone skin with some intense hair growth on my chin. Before I got to this routine people were asking me what was wrong and someone told me it looked like I must wear a chin strap (charming!), and now I have little to no breakouts or irritation.

I've found shaving to be the least irritating method (I'm prone to ingrowns so plucking, waxing and threading made for even bigger problems). I use a 5 blade razor that is ONLY for my face and gets switched out to be my pits/legs razor as soon as it starts getting dull at all. I'll also rinse it with alcohol after every couple of shaves, every time if I've been having skin problems (note: let it dry completely, the drying process is what kills everything).

My best tip is to shave with a super mild face wash. I really like the hada labo hydrating face wash, it's extremely mild and really thick and foamy so it makes a nice cushion for the razer (like a men's shaving soap does).

After shaving I pat my face dry and slap on some BHA - huge game changer right there. BHAs exfoliate and reduce redness and inflammation and I find them to be waaaaaay more effective and less irritating than any manual exfoliation. I really like The Ordinary's salicylic acid but it's pretty heavy duty, they recommend using it as a spot treatment (I slather my whole face with it, but my skin loves acids). If my skin has been feeling dry I'll do Cosrx's BHA power liquid, it's a milder form of BHA combined with niacinamide, a holy grail ingredient for many, it brightens skin and reduces acne (and I think it's anti-aging? I lurk on /r/asianbeauty but I don't have it all down!), though it can interact badly with some forms of vitamin c (causes flushing)

Next steps are all about hydrating and soothing. My skin breaks out from being sad and dry, and it makes any irritation or ingrowns a million times worse. I've found I get my best results from layering my products. I really like cosrx's snail serum, and right now I'm topping it with 2 moisturizers (again, very dry skin, plus it's a very dry winter where I am). First moisturizer is The Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors, then Cerave in the tub.

I then top it with sunscreen, either clinique super city block, biore water essence, or cotz sensitive depending on how my skin is feeling.

Sometimes I'll wear makeup too, I've found bareminerals hydrating gel and any of dermablend's products go over my freshly shaved skin just fine (as long as I use a good makeup remover in the evening!)

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions :)

u/elizastarbucks24 · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Asian sunscreens! My bf is the same way and i bought a bunch of stuff for him but I finally got him by letting him use my $17 from amazon sunscreen! Figured he wouldn’t like it because it’s what I use and is spf 50++++, but the UV skin aqua moisture gel sunscreen works for both of us now :) he says “wow it’s really like water!” All the time lol. Linked on amazon below- takes 1-2 weeks to get but comes with cool Japanese postage stamps :)

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel pump (SPF50 + PA ++++) 140g

u/golden_retrievers · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have mild KP on the backs of my arms and serious KP on my legs. I have found a few products that have helped considerably.


KP Duty Body Scrub by DermaDoctor ($50 USD): This is a body scrub containing Glycolic and Lactid Acid. Since it is rinsed off, I'm not sure how important those ingredients are. It is expensive and there may be less expensive dupes out there, but it has been the most effective and least irritating scrub I have ever used. I only use it once per week, so one jar will last for 6 months.

Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion ($17 USD): This is a 12% Glycolic acid lotion. It is very thick, so I only apply it at night, before bed. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is so hydrated and smooth. It is truly an amazing product. I love this stuff!


I typically use the body scrub on my arms and legs once per week. It should be applied on dry skin, and then rinsed off in the shower.

I typically use the body lotion on my arms and legs every night after I shower. Whenever I shave my legs, I use the body lotion immediately after. This helps prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells before they have chance to cover the hair follicle.

When I follow this routine consistently, my KP is barely there, but if I slack off, it will reappear.

u/liffeyvalley123 · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It’s called Alpha Skin Care - Renewal Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA.

Here’s a link on amazon:

u/pelicangrenade · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I have tried 3:

  • Gokujyun Moist: a bit thicker than water, quite hydrating, not tacky. It was hydrating enough for me on its own; I probably didn't need a moisturizer over it but I used one anyway, and it layered fine.
  • Gokujyun Premium: Significantly thicker than the moist version; too heavy for daytime use for me so I use it at night between watery layers. I think this isn't suitable for my skin type (normal-oily) so I won't be repurchasing.
  • Shirojyun Premium: Very watery. I got this mostly to help fade a tan and, in conjunction with Melano CC, it does seem to be working, albeit slowly. This is the least hydrating of the 3; I initially bought the other two because everyone gave them rave reviews, but this one is probably the moist suitable level of hydration for my skin.

    If I weren't working on fading a tan, I'd probably try for the Gokujyun Light or Blemish & Oil Control versions as those seem most suitable for my skin type, though I do wonder if an entire step dedicated to hyaluronic acid is necessary when it's a fairly common ingredient in many skincare products.
u/Tactical_tampons · 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

You mentioned wanting hydration, but aside from a bit of water and hyalauronic acid in the products that are intended to be used sparingingly (your AM actives) you only have a dedicated moisturizer. Additionally, your evening routine only has moisturizers and no hydrators, and tret can be pretty drying. I’d recommend adding a dedicated hydrator that you can really layer on before your moisturizer. I usually pat in 3-4 layers of hada labo moist and perhaps a spiritz of water before my moisturizer. Other thank that your vit c and the tret are good for dark spots/wrinkles respectively as long as you are giving them time to absorb/work before the next steps of your routine. Maybe consider getting a script for a higher percent tret from your dr if your skin can handle it. A humidifier in your bedroom if you live in a dry climate is also a good idea and will complement the hydrophilic nature of the hyalauronic acid.

u/JadedOlive · 5 pointsr/NewSkaters

Cloth climbing/hockey tape might work better, but you might as well just embrace it for now.

Your skin will toughen up over time and you'll stop noticing it.

If your thumbs hurt a lot, you can pick up some of this to put on after a session:

Meant for rock climbing and helps relieve damaged skin and keep it healthy

u/kunho · 5 pointsr/indoorbouldering

As others have mentioned, it just takes time. What helps however is climbing balm. I would recommend ClimbOn for your hands after each session.

u/changefast · 5 pointsr/Rowing

You just have to let the blisters do their thing. I recommend some before and after rowing treatments from the rock climbing world. You want your hands moisturized but not waxy or greasy or sweaty.

An hour or two before- protects from salt water. Climbskin Hand Cream -

After- climbOn Bar.

u/ProfessorPaulKrugman · 5 pointsr/bouldering




Chalk Brush

Merry Christmas!

u/Purple-Leopard · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using vegetable glycerin for awhile now. The first bottle I got was pretty small. It said it could also be used as a sweetener, which I never used it for that. But I noticed when it accidentally got on my lips it tasted rather sweet. I ran out. Bought a new bottle, from a different brand. It seems like this vegetable glycerin isn't sweet at all and seems to not.. work as well/not seem as sticky? Does that sound crazy? What gives?

Edit: Maybe one is food grade and the other cosmetic grade? What kinda differences are between those two types? This is the one I first bought, this is the bigger bottle I bought.

u/iownakeytar · 5 pointsr/Naturalhair

You can DIY it pretty inexpensively. All you need is 4 parts distilled water, 1 part vegetable glycerin and a few drops of the essential oils of your choice. I also like to add a little of my conditioner to the mix.

u/Finga_lickin · 5 pointsr/treedibles

Okay, so a while ago I said I was going to make a gummy bear tutorial and I never did so I thought it was about time I at least made a write up for them. This recipe will get you right around 200 gummy bears.


  • Small non stick pot with a lid
  • medium non stick pot
  • 60ml Syringe - Here
  • stiff silicone spatula - Here
  • 2 small pyrex dishes - Here
  • Candy theremometer - Here
  • Fork to stir with
  • Gummy bear molds (or any other you like) - Here I also just found these
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Strainer - Here
  • Medium/large bowl
  • Partchment paper
  • A few large tupperware containers
  • Dram droppers for the flavorings - Here


  • 1 Package of Jello (85 grams if you have a scale) in the flavor of gummies you want
  • LorAnn oils concentrated flavorings - Here
  • LorAnns oils mold Inhibitor - Here
  • LorAnns oils Preserve-it Antioxidant - Here
  • 5 Tbsp plain gelatin powder - low quality / less chewie here High quality / more chewie here
  • 1 tsp of Soy lecthin powder - Here
  • 1/2 cup of Real Fruit juice of the flavor you want to make, get creative here, needs to be cold. Cold water can also be used but the flavor is not as good.
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Glycerin - Here
  • 6 grams of Concentrates (AKA: BHO, Shatter, Wax, Oil, Hash oil, etc)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • Cornstartch


    Pre-heat your oven to 250F - 260F, use the digital theremometer to keep an eye on the temp to make sure it stays around there and does not get above 260F. I like to place my concentrates into the small pyrex dish and decarb in that. Put the dish with your concentrates in the oven for 30 minutes. You can check it around the 30 minute mark and see if it is fully decarbed. Look for it to be pretty clear of all little "carbination" like bubbles. When those are mostly gone you are done decarbing. It will take around 30 minutes. Go a little longer if you want couch lock / sleepy time gummies.

    When it is done decarbing pull it out and set it to the side for a minute.

    Infusing the coconut oil

    Grab your medium sized pot and put a few inches of water in it. get it to a boil then turn the temp all the way down to a very low heat. When the water is ready place your dish with the freshly decarbed oil into the water bath and add the 1 Tbsp of coconut oil to the dish.

    Let the two mix for a few minutes until they are nicely combined. It shouldn't take long maybe 10 minutes max.

    Grease your molds

    At this point if you dont have silicone molds (I do and I still grease mine for precautions) grease your molds so you don't forget to do it before adding your gummies.

    Preping fruit juice (or water)

    In the second small pyrex dish pour your real fruit juice / water or whatever base liquid you are using for your gummies. I havent tried much besides fruit juice and water but you can experiment with other liquids, but don't do an experiment on a batch with THC in it just in case something doesn't work out.

    To the fruit juice / water add 1 tsp of soy lecthin and stir with the fork. Place the dish in the fridge for 5 minutes or so and stir again. Let it sit in the fridge stirring occasionaly until the soy lecthin is fully desolved.

    This liquid mixture NEEDS TO BE COLD for the blooming process to work so make sure to keep it cold.

    Mixing the dry ingredients

    In your small non-stick pot mix the following together: 85 grams of Jello, 5 Tbsp of Gelatin, 1/4 cup of sugar. Completely mix them all together and dont let any of them get wet yet. Stir and stir until they are completely mixed.


    Take your mixed dry ingredients and pour in your friut juice (water) soy lecthin mixture. Stir it and get everything evenly mixed and make sure there are no lumps. When everything is evenly mixed place the lid on the small pot and let it sit for 10 minutes.

    This is called "blooming" the gelatin and allows the gelatin to absorbe the water. The water needs to be cold because gelatin activates at about 120F and after that will start to set when it cools. We don't want it setting right now.

u/whirlpool4 · 5 pointsr/eczema

agree on the gentle exfoliation -- just enough to slough off the scarred areas, but not irritate the skin the point that it flares up again

definitely use a lot of oils -- I've heard BioOil and coconut oil are the best (they work for stretch marks, so I'm sure they can work for any kind of scarring)

u/HiImCarlSagan · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Kikumasamune sake high moisture lotion toner followed by La Roche Posay Cicapalast Baume. At night, I sometimes put Vaseline on top. I have dry skin. It peels a bit in some spots (especially since I use Retin-A), but it isn't as if my skin is crazy dehydrated or dry. But for some reason, it just sucks up normal moisturizers like nobody's business. The sake toner + baume combo has done wonders for my skin -- it's plumper and smoother than before, and my skin stays hydrated for more than a few hours at a time. It's helped with my tone and complexion too -- I basically don't wear my tinted moisturizer any more, I just spot conceal if I need it. The baume clears up spots as well -- I notice they go away twice as quickly since I started using it.

I use the LRP baume on my legs too when my eczema gets bad. That (and a super mild bleach bath) are the only things that get my eczema in check (and I've tried everything).

u/savage_in_a_sundress · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sad but true: Cerave isn't for everyone.

I'd start with the Dehydrated Skin Guide (humectants) and add one of the Acne Guide actives after ~2 weeks (SAP is the gentlest, whereas BP and SA may irritate sensitive skin). Continue for ~1 month, and see where your skin is at. Also, sunscreen is a must for rosacea - sun exposure is a common trigger for flare ups - and mineral/physical sunscreens are reccomended.

Personally, I don't have rosacea but I do have delicate, incredibly reactive skin. My best advice is to patch test everything and keep ingredients as simple as possible to make it easy to identify irritants. Some products that have worked for me are:

Cleanser - Bioderma Sebium H2O Micellar Water + microfiber cloth

SAP - Derma-e Vitamin C Serum

Humectants - Timeless Squalane, Rose Water + Glycerin (DIY, 10% Glycerin in a Target spray bottle),

Occlusives - Good Ol' Aquaphor

Mineral/Physical Sunscreen - Neutrogena Sheer Zinc SPF 50


u/screambledeggs · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recommend using a hydrating toner. This stuff helps the moisturizer sink in better. A popular recommendation is Hada Labo gokujyun lotion. I'm on my second bottle and I will keep repurchasing it. It's also fragrance-free.

Another recommendation would be using an occlusive after moisturizer. It locks in the moisture so it doesn't evaporate from your skin. There's good ol' Vaseline, Aquaphor, and CeraVe healing ointment (which is my personal favorite). They're all fragrance-free. You only need a small amount to cover the face. I use like... a dime size amount.

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/newyorknosh · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So, can anyone recommend a brand that actually DOES have aloe vera in it? I ordered this one online literally 15 minutes ago...wondering if I should cancel the order.

u/smalltransitorylife · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You could also try a moisturizer on your legs that has chemical exfoliants in it, such as Amlactin. It would probably be okay to physically exfoliate at the same time, because your leg-skin is going to be a lot tougher than your face.

u/thisismyjam · 5 pointsr/beauty

this stuff works wonders for me. i just use it after shaving and it stops all bumps

u/probably_apocryphal · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yep, KP can cause ingrown hairs because the protein buildup "caps off" the follicle, so the hair can't exit (and curls up under the skin).

In general, KP treatment consists of mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and moisturizing. Amlactin is very popular for KP treatment - it moisturizes and chemically exfoliates (with lactic acid) and is reasonably priced.

Personally, I use a Salux cloth in the shower to scrub my arms/legs with a moisturizing body wash, then apply a lactic acid lotion as soon as I get out of the shower.

u/Inkfan1993 · 5 pointsr/askgaybros


I’ve found it to be especially good for private areas too if your bits ever get dry or chafed from...activities

u/snoring_portal · 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk - It doesn't make my skin feel tight and I haven't experienced any build-up yet, which is a huge problem with my skin and using some cleansers without exfoliation. I use micellar water after this if I'm using foundation because it doesn't get everything by itself, but for morning and non-makeup use, it's perfect. I rinse it off with water but it says you can also just wipe it off.

Heritage Store Rosewater - THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE. I don't care if it's a placebo effect, it feels wonderful on my skin, it smells magnificent, and it doesn't make me break out. I use it under Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which has hyaluronic acid, and together they moisturize my skin much better than with the lotion alone. (Pretty sure I've been drying my skin out by not moistening my skin first XD)

Cosmetic cornstarch - Brah. If your sunscreen and/or makeup leaves you looking like an oil slick, get this. It's super cheap ($1.50!!!) and is the main ingredient in a lot of makeup setter powders anyway. (I also tried the rice powder but it made my foundation weirdly patchy.)

u/totallynotabear · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I bought this brand on Amazon. It's the cheapest I could find and I'm insanely happy with it. Regardless of which brand you buy, make sure it's 100 percent pure lanolin oil and not some combination of lanolin and other oils. Lanolin won't clog pores, but combinations of it might.

u/ihatethissm · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

dark spot corrector w hydroquinone

salux towel

dove body wash

bio oil

rose hip oil

aloe vera gel

I also use retin a 0.25 but not every night

I’ve been doing this little routine every night after a shower for like 2 weeks and I see a slight difference but i don’t know. In the day time I use
sunscreen what to do???? A girl just want to wear cute clothes this summer without all these dark spots

u/Rlight · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is there anything particularly wrong with the regular bottle?

u/kimmielollipop · 4 pointsr/Accutane

Cerave Moisturizing Cream is god send. I've been using this while on both Accutane and Epiduo at the same time. These are very drying acne treatments. But I also layer on other moisturizers too.

u/bbynug · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Definitely the lotion. Any leave-on product is going to be more effective than a wash off one. However, it also has the potential to irritate you more than a wash of product.

Edit: I suggest Alpha Renewal Body Lotion 12% Glycolic Acid . It has a short ingredient list so the potential for irritation is lower. I love all of Alpha Skincare's products!

u/FDHuynh · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion :) you’re very welcome! Hope it helps!!

u/princessrehana · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Fellow brown girl, I've found some great solutions over the years. Right now I use a body lotion with glycolic acid (Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion with 12% Glycolic Aha, fragrance-free and paraben-free, 12 oz. ) but mixing licorice root powder and glycerine into a paste and applying for 20 minutes before showering every day also helped! Also obligatory please wear sunscreen because we need it too to prevent hyperpigmentation. :)

u/bee_antlers · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Some people don't like the premium version of the Hada Labo lotion because they are sensitive to urea. I've used the Hada Labo Gokujyun HA Moist version for a long time and really like it. It may not be the hyaluronic acid that is bothering you in the formula! I would give the regular version a shot.

u/ShootTheMoon · 4 pointsr/climbing

Climb-On. Apply directly to handskin

Climb-On. Apply directly to handskin

Climb-On. Apply directly to handskin

u/MoviesOfMyDreams · 4 pointsr/DIY

Amazon Link to purchase the glycerin. Might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, but this is where I'm going to buy mine.

u/Marshmellownightmare · 4 pointsr/pregnant

I had a badass skincare routine going before pregnancy that is totally not pregnancy friendly; I’m talking BHA/AHAs, special face washes, and rags, everything...

I got some pretty bad acne when I had to stop my routine, probably just because my skin was oily and I hadn’t looked into how to handle it while gestating just yet. But I’m getting MUCH better in the 2nd trimester, and now it’s just healing the scars left from the hell trimester. Here we go:

Garnier Clean+ Clarifying Cleansing Gel Sensitive Skin - Takes off my makeup easily. Mostly used in the shower because washing faces in sinks is brutal in the bad way.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Skin - Takes off eye makeup easily if your having trouble with your thick black eyeliner smearing down your face because you “insist on doing your makeup like a ‘vam-per’” according to your parents.
MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner - Expensive as shit toner that I paid over $18 for and is now listed at $15, WTF Amazon. But it’s good stuff, pregnancy safe, toner is good stuff anyway, and it’s helping with evening my skin tone back out from the acne scars.
Triple Vitamin C Serum L-Ascorbic Acid - Vit C oil to help you fake that “pregnant glow” that we were all promised...
Bio-Oil Liquid Purcellin Oil - I use an off brand that I got on clearance but know this stuff is expensive but it’s a miracle. You just dab some on your scarred places, like the acne marks, or where your stupid fucking cat decided your hand was a snack and ripped a hole on your hand, or dark spots on your legs because you’re still bad at shaving leg hair and not leg skin, and I swear it fades SO FAST. Also rub it all over your boobs and belly. Like pretty much I would bathe in this from the neck down if it wouldn’t bankrupt my family.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin - Old faithful, the moisturizer. A tiny bit goes a long way. Also tends to make its way to my boobs when I’m tired and dont feel like using other lotions.

NIVEA Q10 Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion - Bought pre-pregnancy. I used to use it every single morning and night on my thighs and it totally does reduce the appearance of cellulite. Now I use it lazily but it’s there and smells ok so it’s my go-to body lotion.
Lansinoh Hpa Lanolin Nipple Soothing Cream - my nipples are pierced and those things get dry in the winter. Baby may not be here yet but I went ahead and decided to try this stuff out. Seems legit. It’s super thick, moreso than Vaseline but I dig it.

I also use special toothpaste (not because pregnant, because shit teeth), a special washcloth (because I developed keratosis pilaris (sp?) and I wasn’t having it. The special rag put a stop to it FAST), lady-bits wash (because I get self conscious about sweating and smelling funky), special “sensitive skin” lube, and well I guess that’s about it. I sound like an amazon ad for many products. I’m not. Just a researcher/lover of my husband describing me as “so soft” when he touches me. 🤗

u/Brittanyalyce · 4 pointsr/keto
u/thoughtspasm · 4 pointsr/Fitness

No-one has said BIO-OIL yet.

It's not an overnight miracle-cure but use it at least once a day, every day and they will slowly fade.

u/agitatedlending · 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

thoughts and prayers, this should help relieve any irritation caused by the ancient hand soap spirits in a few days

u/valentinedoux · 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

You should wear sunscreen because of tretinoin. It also prevents hyperpigmentation (red marks) from getting worse. Sun exposure makes hyperpigmentation more prominent and slower healing.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 and hyaluronic acid like Hada Labo Premium Hyaluronic Solution will help with your dryness and flakiness.

u/jerrysugarav · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

For moisture and faster healing:
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for Dry Skin, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

To prevent recurring acne:
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

To reduce redness and scarring pigmentation:
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - Do not use at the same time as your vitamin c serum. They cancel each other out.

u/chooseausername500 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

This product should fix it -

I started using Aquaphor on my daughter when she developed a very similar neck rash. It's all I use on her neck, and it's primary ingredient is Vaseline. I do not use lotions, powders, or body washes. All I do is put a fingertip full of it in her neck folds on each side twice a day (sometimes three times if it gets wiped off/she's sweaty/etc). The improvement I saw after a few days was DRASTIC. I swear by this stuff now. Best of luck and I hope your LO feels better!

u/theterrordactyl · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You're welcome.

I just pretty much slather my lips/hands/anything else dry with it and it's a lifesaver.

u/THICCJeeves · 4 pointsr/SebDerm

Hey man try "CeraVe SA Cream"

You can also find it at your local CVS or Walgreens.

I just started using it for 5 days now and it cleared up my dermititis almost completely on the sides of my nose. I've been applying it once at night after splashing my face with water and it does wonders. At first the flakes didn't go away but on the 4th day after washing my face in the morning and seeing the annoying flakes visible after I went to try and pick some off and instead of them being hard and crusty like usual and painful to peel off, they came off very easily and gently to reveal healthy skin underneath. It's amazing. I'm just hoping it'll keep working.

I think what makes it work so well is the Salicylic Acid which helps to exfoliate the flakes and hydrate your face.

Hope you give it a try and it works as well for you as it did for me! Because your dermititis looks very similar to mine so I have hope!

P.S. shaving also helps a lot too. And try using an electric razor to not irritate your face.

u/adriana-g · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

As other's have pointed out, you're probably going to develop calluses regardless, and that's a good thing. I recommend a few things, grips for rig work (Bear Komplex or Victory Grips) or taping your hands like this. Shave your calluses a bit or use a pumice stone and if you ever rip your hands Climb On will helpt them heal faster.

u/The_Bacon_Bandit · 3 pointsr/bouldering

There's lots of things to remember, but your main concern will (obviously) be what happens if you fall. So you need to know how to control a fall but more importantly you and your buddies need to know how to spot and have the equipment to do it effectively.

If I were you, my first port of call would be the staff at your bouldering gym. Chances are, they are experienced climbers outside as well as in. They should be able to give you good first hand advice on bouldering outdoors and answer any of your questions. My gym even hires out bouldering mats.

You might also want to check out this article. It's got some genuinely good advice. The only other thing I would say is take it easy when you go first time. Climbing outside is obviously different to inside, but you might be surprised how much. On plastic I can do most 7b/7c grades, but you can knock a whole number off that sometimes when outside. Rock can also be a bit of a shock on your hands. The first time I climbed outside was on gritstone and it literally tore my fingertips off. I was cleaning blood off the rock at one point. So yeah, take it easy and buy some climb on.

Most important thing though - enjoy yaself!

u/Cinnadom · 3 pointsr/crossfit
u/UnoriginalLogin · 3 pointsr/climbing

Used to shred a lot of skin off my hands, usually while bouldering, and I also have quite sensitive skin, washing with a moisturising hand soap after climbing and using climb on balm helped so much, hardly ever get any flappers or nasty cracks now :) probably other stuff that works too but that's what helped for me

u/designtofly · 3 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I don't frequently do it, but I do keep a bottle of glycerine around. It's pretty cheap: $6.49 for 16 oz. I'll usually use it with average performing creams. The general consensus is that creams, on average, aren't as slick as soaps. Throwing in a dash of glycerine into a cream kicks up the slickness enough to make it as good as most soaps. I've used it with creams like TOBS, which are fine by themselves but nothing to write home about. But they aren't interesting enough to trade them on BST or bad enough to throw straight into the trash bin. In those cases, using glycerine to improve performance is worth it.

u/redditiem · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I rinse every pass and apply pure glycerin before every lather. I love this method. I have found it less drying than MR GLO.

Mantic has a video where he was shaved by a trufitt and hill barber. He explained something about why it's important to rinse off the lather everytime. But exactly why I can't remember. :/

u/PoppySeedK · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I don't have pics to show, but I just thought I'd share my skincare routine that has worked perfectly for me over the past year or so.


Clean & Clear Continuous Control

[Cerave Foaming Face Wash] (

[Some sort of gentle anti-fatigue/illuminating moisturizer] ( (I use this one now, but have used others in the past)


Stridex in the Red Box

Bio Oil

Cerave Moisturizing Cream

On Occasion:

Something with Retinol

Aztec Clay Mask

And when it's sunny/if you are spending a lot of time outside, make sure to use a morning moisturizer with SPF in it.

u/albert_periwinkle · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos I recommend this for scars super strongly!

Videos and a master thread will be coming :)

u/merebear3 · 3 pointsr/Dermatillomania
u/ohnart · 3 pointsr/abdiscussion

For the La Roche product, is this the product you're talking about? I've been looking for a product that will help my healing acne as I've tried a turmeric cream, but it doesn't help much with the redness and overall irritation.

u/anniecakes · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

How long ago did this happen? It will probably go away on its own soon. Just make sure to wear SPF since sun makes any discoloration worse.

You could also try a cica cream like LRP Cicaplast Baume B5, which soothes your skin a helps it repair itself. They're used for scars, so I think it would work here, too.

Disclaimer: I have never tried it for scars, I just use it to soothe my skin if it's acting up.

u/yrgrlfriday · 3 pointsr/AugustBumpers2017

I've been trying soooo many different sports bras, trying to find one that is easy to take on and off, gives awesome support, and doesn't chafe on long runs. So far, this one is my favorite. I'm normally a AA, but I'm a D now and probably still going to grow a bit more.

I've also been hunting around for an everyday bra that comes in the sizes I need, is lightweight, free of padding, and gives a natural shape under clothing. If you've hung out on /r/abrathatfits, you've read about the elusive "That 70s Bra." I think I found it...right here on Amazon. I got a D, which fits amazingly now, and a DD to save for later on.

I got this skin soothing balm in the Amazon maternity sample box and it's like a miracle. It got rid of all the irritated, flaky red skin around my mouth and nose. I bought the full size package immediately. I can't recommend it enough. I've also been using 100% rose hip seed oil every night, and it has calmed things down significantly. So far, pregnancy has made my dry skin drier, and my oily patches even more of a mess. Great.

I'm in love with the ASOS high-waisted maternity leggings, and still have several pair left over from my first pregnancy. I'm wearing them already. They are so soft, and no chance of a wardrobe malfunction.

I guess my only other lifesaving products at this point are my pour over coffee setup, Greek yogurt, and Triscuits, haha.

u/kokomocat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My acne is not as severe as yours, so I don't know if what I do would help you but we can give it a shot, right?

  • I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser in both mornings and nights to wash my face
  • I don't use a BHA anymore
  • I do use AHA, Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic in both morning and night
  • I use a Salicylic Acid Peel 20% once a week, so far it has helped, I've only used it for two weeks
  • After the peel, I use a MBD Black Pearl mask, mainly because it's soothing and very moisturizing, which is perfect after a peel.
  • I moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. People here vastly recommend CeraVe Moisturizing Cream because it has ceramides and it's pretty good.
  • For sunscreen, I tried Cetaphil Dermacontrol, it's too oily and I didn't like it because it stung my eyes. I tried L'Oreal Ideal Moisture with SPF, didn't like it because it was heavy. I tried both Biore Aqua Rich and Biore Perfect Face Milk I loved both thoroughly; they are light, milky, smooth, they feel great on the skin and stay matte like it's nobodies business.
  • I use the Thayer Cucumber Witch Hazel toner. No reason in special for the cucumber aside from me loving how it smells. It has helped me some with redness and inflammation.

    My routine is as it follows:


  • Cleanse with CeraVe
  • Apply Witch Hazel toner
  • After it dries, apply AHA, wait for it to absorb 20 min
  • Apply Cetaphil Moisturizer
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Makeup if any


  • Remove makeup and sunscreen with Pond's Cold Cream cleanser
  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Apply witch hazel
  • Apply AHA
  • Moisturize


    Every Friday night each week

  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Clean face with rubbing alcohol (my face is super oily)
  • Apply Salicylic acid peel for 2:00 min
  • Rinse acid
  • Apply my beauty diary sheet mask for 20 min
  • Moisturize with Cetaphil
  • Apply thin layer of Aquaphor


    And that's it, my skin has gotten way better and something that has also helped millions is that I went on the pill, since my acne is hormonal.

    Remember to patch test and to not abuse your skin, the gentler the better!!!! There are things that might or might not work for you, it takes a while to find what's best for your skin. If nothing works, you can always try PocketDerm or a dermatologist around your area, don't be afraid to ask for professional help. Good luck!

u/noalarms_nosurprises · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Aquaphor. I picked up some from my local Walgreens just a few days ago, and my skin already looks SO much better. More vibrant, youthful, even-toned, and healthy. Also - taking a multivitamin every day has made a world of a difference in clearing up my acne and reducing redness. [Here's a link to the Aquaphor] (

u/maudieatkinson · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A 14 ox. jar of [Aquaphor Healing Ointment] ( is on sale for $7! I love using this when the weather gets extra dry in the winter and I feel like my skin can't get hydrated enough.

u/smeepsmop · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I pick/chew/lick my lips a lot. Here's what has helped me (and maybe it'll help you?):

  • Stopped using lip products with camphor or menthol (no more Burt's Bee's!)

  • Stopped using lip products with flavors OR heavily scented (bye bye Lipsmackers and Eos). Even if the lip balm wasn't sweet tasting, if it smelled sweet I would subconsciously chew on my bottom lip.

  • Started slathering on Aquaphor before bed, after brushing my teeth, at school, in the car, on a train, in a plane--you get the idea! I keep a big tub on my bedside table, a tube in my backpack, and there's always at least one small tube in each purse.

  • Started ocassionally (maybe once a week?) exfoliating my lips. I don't want to over do it. I usually do this while I'm doing OCM--just put some of the oil on your lips and use a soft bristle tooth brush to gently buff your lips. It takes 10 seconds.

  • Started being more conscious of my water intake and carrying a water bottle with my everywhere. I don't really think to myself, "Ok I need to drink at least 2 of these before lunch today" or keep track of how many oz I'm drinking. I just always keep my bottle handy and find I drink a lot more without thinking about it. The benefit is more than just less chapped lips, of course. EDIT: If you use one of those products but want to make the finish matte, just lightly pat on a little bit of transluscent powder with your finger.

  • Ignore if you don't wear makeup: I try to avoid overly drying lip products, such as matte lipsticks (MAC Russian Red you are the love of my life but you're KILLING my lips!) and overly slippery products like lip glosses (I tend to rub my lips together constantly when I'm wearing one). I like lip products that kinda melt into your lips, like NYX butter lipsticks, MAC lustre finish lipsticks, and those Revlon lip crayons. They're moisturizing but not overly so like a gloss, so I tend to forget that there's anything even on my lips.

  • Alternate strategy if you wear makeup: Wear a really bold lip color in a long lasting formula (I'm thinking something like the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks or the cheaper Sephora brand version). Whenever you're tempted to start picking or chewing your lips, just remember that you're rocking that awesome purple/coral/vampy red lip color today and you absolutely do not want to mess it up.
u/SpiritWolfie · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

Ouch - that does look painful.
Sorry to hear you're suffering.

Sometimes we really do just need to whine and complain a bit. No worries. I think we've all been there.

I'm sure you've probably tried all different kinds of things but have you gone for some oily options? Something like coconut oil, aquaphor or something similar?

I've been very pleased recently with the Eucerin Daily Hydration lotion. It goes on easily, isn't greasy, really has no smell (not like many others that have a faint scent, this has NO smell) and it has a very light weight feel on my skin....which I LOVE. I use it often and it's really helping.

Anyways, just some ideas for ya. Hope you feel better soon.

u/-salma · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Which Aquaphor is the one mentioned a lot? There's two on Amazon UK, Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm.

u/rawcherries · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using Cerave Renewing SA Lotion for a couple weeks now and it's made a huge improvement on my arms. Redness and bumps have been drastically reduced.

u/razr_android · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Have you tried Cerave SA lotion? Slightly larger size (8 oz), half the price, and same BHA plus ceramides + niacinamide.

u/Wozzert · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

oh no! That sounds really painful.

I don't know enough about benzoyl peroxide to recommend a face wash, but an aloe product can help reduce the heat. I use Nature Republic New Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel. It's very affordable and I've found it to be super cooling! I bought it to help with dry skin and heal acne scars but a couple days ago some steam from a microwave meal burnt my finger and applying this stuff to it helped WAY more than cold water. I just put a blob on and let it sit there and my finger felt soooo much better.

I will mention that a common complaint is that it can dry your skin out. I've found this to be the case with me as well but if I just put my normal moisturizer on after the aloe it "locks" the moisture from the aloe in rather than letting it dry up. If that's something you're worried about I still recommend aloe, but searching for one that's less drying. This ones just the cheapest and the only one I've had experience with. I also hear you can stick aloe in the fridge overnight to enhance its cooling effects.

If you're worried about it drying you out this one has no complaints about dryness and is only a couple bucks more.


I hope this helps! Good luck starting university soon :D

u/throwalegalal · 3 pointsr/tressless
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/friendlypegasus · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

> Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Seconding this, and I'm currently using (and loving) Nature's Republic (an AB brand)

u/BreakfastAndChill · 3 pointsr/acne

I use this
I really like it. Aloe vera overall is a great way to calm down irritated skin. I use it for everything (acne, bug bites, sun burns, etc..)

u/28swatches · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried any Salicylic Acid products? I've used various things over the years, but any SA product seems to work for me. Right now I'm using Cerave Renewing SA Cream

u/buttburglar · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts
u/aphi2790 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Moisturize! My skin gets like that in the winter too, including my hands. I have to use a richer moisturizer in the wintertime. Cerave in the tub is highly recommended, I use this one in the winter at night, since it is heavy (as in thick) and does wonders for my skin.

u/jackfairy · 3 pointsr/Psoriasis

Yes, it looks like psoriasis. As my derm says, "moisturize, moisturize, moisturize." Fragrance free and with dimethicone and/or salicylic acid. Don't pick or scratch at it, and try to avoid fragrance in soaps, etc.

I also benefit a lot from injections she gives me directly into the affected areas when they're particularly inflamed, and I alternate a few prescription steroid sprays.

Other things work for other people. That's just what I've found helps me. As for the joint pain - maybe it's psoriatic arthritis, but you should see a doctor about that. No idea about the tongue.

Good luck!

u/SwoleTide · 3 pointsr/steroids

I have a buddy that swears by the Gold Bond stuff. But reading some reviews their are some with KP that don't notice much, but also a lot that do?

u/MsMerriam · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy is ~$9 at Target or Walmart and it works wonderfully well when used daily. I have some PIH on my thigh area and it has faded it quite a bit. I'm on my second or third tub of it now.

Edit: Here's the Amazon link to it. It combines AHA, BHA and PHA plus moisturizers. It's marketed as a KP treatment, but it works for everything else too.

u/jenniferwillow · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

Preparation and post skin care is key. The day before epilation I take a long bath with some bath oil, and I exfoliate the heck out of my skin. Your bathwater should look as nasty as possible after this. Then I take a warm (not hot) shower to remove excess oils. I put Ammonium Lactate lotion on. Wait 12-24 hours. Before epliation, take some Aleeve. I generally do my epilation while in the shower or in another bath. rinse well, do a light exfoliation with an antibacterial wash. Dry off gently. I usually add a little skin care tonic on such as Thayers Witch Hazel Toner. after you're dry, use your lotion. There may still be some red bumps here and there, but it clears up very quickly after this treatment.

u/Goobermeister · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm no professional, but I've spent some time researching this subject, and lurking in the skincaretalk forums lightening community. There's a lot of noise to filter through, but I managed to find a few things that worked for me in getting rid of my own perma farmer's tan.

The first, and most important step of getting rid of a perma tan is SAP (Sun Avoidance and Protection). This literally cannot be emphasized enough, and aside from getting rid of a perma tan it's good for your skin's overall health. It looks like you've taken steps toward this, so snaps for you. Though it tends to leave a white cast, physical sunscreens (containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) are the best choice if you want to protect your progress, and prevent yourself from tanning again. Unless you're sitting directly in a sunbeam while you're inside, or in the path of direct reflections of sun, I wouldn't worry about sunscreen while inside. I personally wear long sleeves and sunscreen to combat against incidental sun exposure on the daily. If I know I'm going to be outside for more than a few minutes I have a UV umbrella that I use to protect against the sun. Do I look silly? Probably, but at least my skin won't look like an antique football when I'm older

As for actually getting rid of the tan, the first phase should be exfoliation, which it seems you've already started on. Look for products with AHAs like glycolic or lactic acid. Some readily available options you can buy at walgreens/CVS are Alpha Skincare Body lotion (12% glycolic) or Amlactin (12% lactic). The sidebar has recommendations on products more suitable for facial use if you'd prefer a gel or liquid option for this purpose. Do this for 6-8 weeks, and if your tan doesn't budge then add in active lightening ingredients into your routine.

Another user already mentioned some lightening ingredients to look for, and all these serve the purpose of inhibiting your melanin production and shouldn't make you lighter than whatever your lightest natural skin tone is. I personally used Kojie-San soap (containing Kojic acid) with a Salux cloth to great success on my body. I haven't used it, but I've heard Marie France soap has a higher concentration of acid and thus works more quickly than kojie-san. I used a combination of dermatologist prescribed Retin A and 4% hydroquinone on my face and neck, as the soap was too drying to use on my face. I have friends and relatives who have used Maxipeel #3 (which contains both Retin A and hydroquinone) successfully to get rid of their own face/neck tan, as well as acne scars as a bonus. Kojie-San, Marie France and Maxipeel are Filipino products, but in general, lightening products from Asian countries tend to be more trustworthy than products you may find from sub-Saharan African countries, which in my experience and research, stand a larger chance of having steroids in them. Wherever they are from, if you go for foreign products be sure to do your due diligence on the product itself and wherever you're getting it from. Amazon is usually a safe bet, but check the reviews.

There are some American creams available at the drugstore containing hydroquinone Ambi, with 2% hydroquinone, and Nadinola with 3% hydroquinone, the highest you can get commercially without a prescription in America), though without Retin A, these percentages will be largely ineffective for your purposes.

Getting rid of a perma tan will be a commitment, and progress will be slow, but as long as you are consistent and practice SAP, you'll get there.

u/foofieloofie · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

A lotion that smells funny, sticky, but effective - Amlactin. It's 12% AHA (Lactic Acid) but don't put this stuff on your face.

u/fuckinallstarheatley · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The major keys for me in helping get rid of KP are exfoliation, moisture, and consistency- any time I slack on one, it starts to flare up again. For exfoliation I use Salux cloths, for chemical exfoliation and lots of moisture I use Amlactin. If I need any more moisture I use coconut oil but BE CAREFUL with it as it can be very comedogenic! Patch test and don't let it near your face lol.

As for consistency, I try to exfoliate and moisturize every day. Consistency is definitely the only way to really get rid of it and keep it away.

Hope this helps! Kp is a bitch but you can make it YOUR bitch

u/Fervidor · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

There are a lot of really good options for KP as well - some ridiculously high % of the population has it in some way or another so you are not alone! I would suggest U Lactin or AM Lactin from the drugstore (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Etc), or Makeup Artist's Choice has a glycolic acid body lotion.

Something like this or some people prefer this one a little more. Or from Makeup Artist's Choice they have this one is a nice pH and they are offering 25% off right now with the code 'peek' in all lowercase letters. Your skin will let you know if it likes lactic or glycolic acid better! Try a few things.

You're welcome, glad to help :)

u/bruisedapples · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

What's on your leg aren't pimple scars, but ingrown hairs and scars from that.

What you should get for that is a lotion with lactic acid (AHA), or PFB Vanish and rub that daily on your legs.

I find that the lotion with lactic acid really helps for my body acne. So, you can try that.

If you have face acne, try retinol. Wal-Mart has this really cheap retinol, it's called Derma E refining Vitamin A wrinkle creme.

Also, yeah. /r/skincareaddiction

u/reallypetitebarista · 3 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

Break out the bio oil, and aquaphor, put socks and gloves on after slopping tons on the hands and feet (before bed) Major sunscreen, not the drug store kind, Alba Botanical Sensitive Skin, the bottle is green, can be found at Sprouts, Wholefoods or Amazon. Big sun hat, and summer dress.

1.Dab Bio Oil on skin before going somewhere beach or pool oriented. On arms and leg spots.

2. Aquaphor your lips and the worst of your wounds.

3. Sensitive Skin Suncreen.

Daily routine (especially after shower) should be:

Little bits of bio oil and then not so bad sores.

Aquaphor those deep particularity ouchie ones.

Complete all of this by slapping this wonderful, waterbased lotion on your skin that is NOT greasy and well worth a little extra cost

Links to products:


Bio Oil

Aquaphor (life saver)

Awesome Hat I Have

Hypoallergenic Awesomeness (Lotion)

u/MOSEDalt · 3 pointsr/SelfHarmScars

Bio oil will help, but it won't happen quickly. Microneedling is mostly for things that can be repaired by your body quickly. It speeds up what is already fast. Thus, the process of fading scars won't be very effective with microneedling.

u/ThisIsALlamacracy · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

When you say he washes his face with soap and water, do you mean hand soap? Depending on the type, that can be pretty harsh. For skin that is already inflamed and sensitive due to active breakouts, using a cleanser that is too harsh will just aggravate the problem. A good first step for him might be to find something more gentle, that's formulated to be used on the face.

Two ingredients to look for that can be very effective at reducing acne and blackheads are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. There are cleansers that contain them, as well as other forms of product (lotions, serums, etc.) You can find low-cost products containing these ingredients. One popular one on this sub is Stridex pads. There's a lot more information about these two treatments in the sidebar, including more product recommendations.

A good routine almost always includes some type of moisturizer, especially if the person is using salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which are both known to be drying. A good basic one that is unlikely to break him out further is Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I think this one also comes in a small travel size, if he wants to get that to start with to test it out.

u/department_g33k · 3 pointsr/sysadmin

I'm at a crossroads: I wash my hands a lot because I'm paranoid about germs, and I work in a field where we all wash our hands frequently because things like MRSA are common.

I can't reccomment Cera Ve enough. Super light, dries/absorbs quick, and has no real smell.

u/kitty_hawkins · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It's thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn't using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I've just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I've had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water - pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don't use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A'PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don't see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I've found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I've found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it's nip cream. I couldn't use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it's perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I'm really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I'm feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly...

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I'm waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It's Skin Power 10 Formula - PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

u/agsrhg · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

After looking at your skincare and assuming you are a dry/normal skin type as you've posted, your routine is very invasive and more suited for an acne prone oily skin. The products you use are excellent because they are dermatologically effective, but you need to cool it with all the chemicals morning and night.

  1. You shouldn't be worrying about what kind of cleanser you use but what kind of moisturiser you use for different seasons. Skin is drier during the winter so you need to use a richer moisturiser. And as you have pale skin it is also important you use a fitting moisturiser for the summer. For your skin type I recommend the hydrating cleanser, the foaming cleanser will be too drying.
  2. BHA/AHA/Retinoids are too invasive for your eye area, stay clear from your eye area unless its an eye cream specifically for your under eyes. The formulation for under eyes and face is slightly different as your under eyes are more sensitive than the rest of your face, do this and you will have less wrinkles in the long run. If you want a good eye cream for dark circles I recommend this french brand.
  3. Sure you can use BHA and AHA on your body but thats just a waste of money and time. The products you use on your face will have little to no effect on your body because the skin on your body is more thicker and resilient. I recommend exfoliating with a naturally derived product and moisturise your body as well because the moisture in your body's skin is as much important as your face. Mixing a few drops of rosehip oil to your moisturiser should help lighten the acne scars lighten over time.
  4. I don't know what kind of skin products you mean, but simplicity is best. Use a moisturiser at night and then sunscreen on top during the day.
  5. You don't need to lotion your whole body because your skin naturally produces oils to protect and moisturise itself. Make sure you do not shower or bathe in hot water because it strips your body from these natural oils, but if you have dry skin use the CeraVe lotion.
  6. You will be more efficient and less messy as you become used to cleansing, grow a pair and suck it up.
  7. Never self medicate or diagnose yourself with products you've researched on the internet, if you have rashes on your beard it is most likely because of the type of razor you use. You need to make sure you change your razor as frequently as possible (prevent bacterial infection) and also make sure the razor isn't too rough on your skin. Rashes could also be because your skin is dry (moisturise) or clogged follicles (use tea tree oil with your moisturiser).
  8. Your normal moisturiser should be fine.
  9. We don't actually reapply sunscreen, but we have sunscreen built into our foundation as well, so there is another layer of protection when we go out. Just make sure you carry a hat with you on extremely hot days, and wash your face and reapply sunscreen if you sweat during the day.
  10. I prefer the pump as tubs are tricky to use in that you could contaminate the whole tub by dipping your fingers in. Pump is more hygienic and you can add a few drops of oil to your lotion if you want extra moisture.
u/scaredofpants · 3 pointsr/Accutane

For dry hands, I recommend Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter by LUSH. It is hands-down (pun intended) the most moisturizing product I've used on my hands. If that's out of your price range, or if you don't like strong lemon scents, Trader Joe's has a nice balm for a fraction of the price. Still a bit lemony, but fades faster.

For body wash, I've been loving Dove's deep moisture line. All my old body washes and soaps became so drying on Accutane, so I had to make a change.

For face, Aquaphor is a godsend, and is required nightly to seal in all my moisturizer and oils. Moisturizer and oils are pretty personal, I just use coconut oil and CeraVe, but I highly recommend having an open mind and being prepared for some different products. My whole routine changed for Accutane, and that's the case for many people!

Also: SUNSCREEN. Sephora will let you try samples of any products, so I'd advise you go get a bunch of sunscreen samples and see which ones you like. Some leave a white cast; some felt a bit burny due to increased sensitivity of skin on Accutane. I eventually settled on CeraVe's SPF 50--it has white cast, but didn't burn or sting.

Overall, your skin will be super sensitive. I recommend shopping at places with solid return policies, and being patient with your skin. Good luck!

u/hplssrmantcxox · 3 pointsr/AskDocs

Try CeraVe products - they have a Salicylic Acid (SA) line (Cleanser & Lotion) that would help with your acne, and they also have a Hydrating cleanser + amazing Moisturizer creme and moisturizing lotion too.

CeraVe's moisturizing products are amazing if you have solely dry skin + no acne, but I've heard reviews about it helping clear acne too even without the Salicylic Acid. CeraVe has some sort of patent in their products that help encourage your skin to renew its cells and encourage natural facial oils to emerge and help moisturize your skin without causing pimples.
^ You can read more reviews about CeraVe and see if it works; it worked really well for my horrible dry face rash that I got as a result of radiation + my bone marrow transplant. (Face was basically peeling and couldn't breathe/felt "stuck" because I stripped all the oil away from my face using too many harsh cleansers to get rid of the dead skin and rash. I used the hydrating cleanser and noticed a difference in 3 days with the moisturizing creme + lotion - creme for the really extra dry/flakey skin and lotion for my hands/other dry skin.

I used these products: <--Read up the reviews here too for the different cleansers and see which ones would be best for your skin. You might be able to get a sample of these too if you went to a local Ulta store or contact CeraVe.

It's hypoallergenic and Dermatologist recommended for Eczema too.

CeraVe also has a $2 coupon on their website too :) I bought mine at a local CVS when they were having a great sale on it.

u/tootie · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Yeah, 1/2 cup in a kid's bathtub load. You can tell by smell if it's too strong. Swimming pool means too much, but if you can't smell it all, you put too little. Doesn't matter when you add it so long as the tub is full before you put the kid in. Mayo Clinic recipe. Just google it for more opinions.

OTC (over-the-counter) means you can get it without a prescription. It's $11 at Amazon and I've seen generic at my local CVS.

u/yo_soy_soja · 3 pointsr/AskMen

Fwiw, I was asking this a couple months ago.

Every morning, I apply a moisturizer,
cleanser, and sunblock to my face. At night, I apply the moisturizer and cleanser again.

Supposedly this, in combination with being an indoor neckbeard, will mitigate much of the toll of aging on my skin. We'll see.

u/AlaskanFeesh · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Some things that might help:

Anything that goes near your chin (hands, chinstraps, jacket collars, pillows, etc) needs to be washed regularly and thoroughly. Try to touch your face as little as possible!

A good cleanser and chemical exfoliant can help you out. Some commonly recommended products here on SCA are CeraVe's foaming cleanser and Stridex pads (the red box, not green box). Both will help keep your skin clean and remove any bacteria that are causing you problems. It is important when using an exfoliant that you use a lotion afterwards so your skin doesn't get too dry, moisturized skin feels and looks better! Another common product here is CeraVe's lotion (there's a pump kind that's thinner, and a jar kind that's thicker and creamier).

Hydrocolloid bandages are a godsend if you have any active acne! If the blemish is 'open', cut off a small portion of the bandage and put that on the offending zit after you wash and moisturize your face for the night. By the time you wake up, most (if not all) of the fluid from the acne will be absorbed into the bandage, leaving the blemish flat and less red.

I hope this information is helpful to you! Acne can be so painful and embarrassing, but it can be managed and fixed. Best of luck! :)

u/Lulucons · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I am an African American guy new to skincare and AB in general. I built a plan and I wanted to get some opinions and suggestions on what I have before I follow through with buying everything. I have really oily skin, and I live in Southern California. I'm focused on wrinkles and tightening my pores and skin as a whole.

First cleanser: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Second cleanser: Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser

Toner: Hada Labo Alpha Lotion

Moisturizer: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion

u/labellavita1985 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

It's this one!! Hope you like it more than I do 😁

u/Alex4evah · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Hi, u/mihaelalala7! :)

I would suggest replacing the micellar water with a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm (even though your dermatologist suggested it), as it would do, in my opinion, a much better job at breaking down the gunk that's on your face that your regular water-based cleanser won't be able to dissolve. Even though it might seem strange to put oil on your already oily skin, the excess sebum that builds up on the skin and in our pores cannot dissolve in a water-based formula, and maybe even certain ingredients from your SPF and such. Micellar water does a similar job, but I don't find it as effective. Then I Met You has a nice, fragrance-free cleansing balm.

When building up a skin care routine, the most important things to look for are skin barrier support and sun protection. For your skin to be happy, you have to provide a good SPF, gentle cleansing and proper hydration through a good moisturizer. By looking at the ingredient list of your Isis Pharma moisturizer, I came to the conclusion that you should definitely replace it. It contains a lot of fragrance, which should definitely be avoided in skin care, and it also contains a really harsh surfactant, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, that is just terrible for the face. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is basically the stuff that makes up regular soap, which we all know we should not put on our faces. It really strips the skin, and can definitely lead to skin barrier damage that will worsen your skin concerns (breakouts, comedones, dullness etc.). A much, much better option would be the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, that is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, MUCH gentler and hydrating. It contains ceramides, compounds that are present in our skin's own moisturizing system. Your cleanser is by far the worst product in your routine and you should replace it in my opinion.

When it comes to the exfoliating acids, I think you'll do a much better job preventing breakouts and smoothing your skin texture by using your Salicylic Acid as a primary exfoliant, since it does basically the same job as the Lactic Acid, but it also has the property of being soluble in oil, thus unclogging your pores while also providing a gentle exfoliation. Salicylic Acid also can help with controlling excess sebum production and it also has antibacterial properties. Be aware that the overuse of chemical exfoliants can lead to irritation, dryness, redness and peeling, so maybe use them a few times a week, and don't apply them on areas where you don't experience congestion. You can switch to using the Salicylic Acid on your breakout-prone, textured areas, 2-3 days a week, and see if your skin tolerates it well. If not, you can go back to the Lactic Acid. Do not use your chemical exfoliants on the sensitive parts of the face, such as the under-eye area, as it's simply unnecessary, and the risk of getting irritated is much higher on the extremely thin skin under our eyes.

I'll have to mention fragrance again when talking about your moisturizer. It's definitely not as bad as your cleanser, but I'd look into other options that are fragrance-free, such as CeraVe's Moisturizing Cream, that is also non-comedogenic and contains ceramides.

The SPF you're using is most likely fine, and you should continue using it if you like the product. La Roche Posay, Eucerin, Cetaphil and CeraVe also provide good sunscreens that you can explore in the future.

The witch hazel may or may not help, you can keep using it if you like it. For sebum production control and anti-inflammatory properties you can also try incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, as it's a proven ingredient that can definitely help with the appearence of breakouts and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) from acne scarring. The Ordinary has a great Niacinamide 10% + Zinc serum.

Also, the order in which you apply your products is of utmost importance. There are a lot of sources online where you can find more about this, but generally you should look to apply your products from the thinnest to thickest, starting with your cleansing oil and water-based cleanser, and ending with your sunscreen/moisturizer at PM.

So, to summarize: definitely look to replace your cleanser, you can improve your PM double-cleanse by replacing your micellar water with a cleansing oil/balm, be careful with your exfoliating acids, look to get rid of fragrance and harsh ingredients in your products by paying close attention to the ingredient list of the products that you're buying and doing research on that (Dr. Dray is board-certified dermatologist that has a YouTube channel, her advice is just pure gold, you can learn a lot from her). Our skin is a living, breathing organ, that is perfectly capable of self-sustaining and protecting itself. Our job is to enhance its mechanisms, and not overwhelm it by using too many products, harsh ingredients and fragrance.

Since you're not dealing with really bad skin concerns, having a really good, gentle double-cleanse, potent moisturizer, SPF 30+ sunscreen, using frangrance-free, non-comedogenic products and mildy exfoliating your skin with a gentle BHA (Salicylic Acid product) should really be all you need to get your skin to a good state. I'm glad you asked for advice, I'm extremely happy that you specificed the products you use, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to identify some of the mistakes in your skin care (and potentially the biggest), and I hope you'll find my advice helpful.

All the best!

u/keraut · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, I’m a guy with “good skin”. What honestly surprised me was the quality of my skin after using sunscreen regularly — I didn’t realize how much sun affected things. I know you say you have normal skin, but some of the below should hopefully help getting started on a basic routine that’ll become evident in the quality of your complexion.

Pick up a gently cleanser like Cerave Hydrating cleanser or Vanicreams cleanser.

Wash the face morning and night. It’s helpful to use a little bit of moisturizer since sunscreens are kind of hit and miss in this regard, so I’d suggest Cerave cream in the white tub to apply to your damp face as needed.

Afterwards, ideally, slather on a bit of sunscreen on your face, neck, ears, and other sun exposed places. My personal favorite currently is the Jack Black sun guard since it’s not greasy and I use it on my arms and hands too, Otherwise, pick up Cerave’s AM moisturizer. It’s my favorite drug store type sunscreen. A nicer one too are the EltaMD sunscreens.

If your face is shiny after some of thing I’d suggest picking up something like Magical Moringa from Lush that’s mattefying. A shine control powder to dab lightly on can work good too — doesn’t look like you have anything on while still taking care of your skin.

At night I really see a difference in the brightness and luminosity with my skin with this “overnight mask”.

COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask, 60ml

That’s basically my suggestions at least. At night just use moisturizer and the mask after washing.

As far as the back acne, in the shower let some salicylic acid sit on the area for a minute or two and rinse it off. I use Zapzyt. The other thing I would recommend after the shower is to apply some Differin to the affected area — Differin used to be what a dermatologist prescribed me years ago and it now available over the counter fortunately. Should be cleared up in no time.

u/FutileFertility · 3 pointsr/tretinoin

I've been using it since the beginning of october. I started w/ once every three days. After three weeks, I added back in my vit C, then had to switch up my cleanser, so I only just went up to once every two days.

Skin-type: Sensitive. What sensitive means for me: sometimes my face will just burn and sting even with the same routine i've had for months. I can get really dry on my cheeks no matter how much I moisturize.


  1. Wash: Simple Water Boost Micellar Facial Gel Wash I prefer this to Cerave Hydrating cleanser because I felt like Cerave just wasn't washing my face. I could wash my face three times with Cerave and still have makeup come off on my towel. Simple doesn't do that. It also doesn't dry out my cheeks like other cleansers have.

  2. Clindamycin topical on affected areas (prescription)

  3. Vitamin C I like this one because it's made fresh when you buy it (they even write the date on the label). I keep it in my fridge. It was made on Aug 31 and it has yet to oxidize.

  4. Cerave Moisturizer

  5. Silky and Light Sun Milk sunscreen So far the only Asian sunscreen that hasn't broken me out. It's a bit shiny, has a fragrance, but is really easy to apply and makes my skin feel soft. No white cast.

    Morning Routine usually takes about ten/fifteen minutes


  6. Wash

  7. Tretinoin on a tret day (buffer w/ moisturizer on cheeks only right after wash, then wait 15 min prior to applying)

  8. Moisturize

  9. Petroleum jelly (thin layer) on tret day

    Night routine takes less than five minutes on a regular day, +15 min on a tret day
u/SalientAmbivalence · 3 pointsr/MtF

Seconding CeraVe. I got one of their tubs that include a pump so I wouldn't have to dig my fingers into it.

u/AlexaviortheBravier · 3 pointsr/ftm

No problem.

I had some issues where I kept changing something in it and messing all my progress up. Been doing much better now that I realized I was the problem. Seems like a lot in writing, but it really isn't much.

  • Wash hands

  • Wash face with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser gently using kojac sponge

  • Pat dry with washcloth

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to which I had previously added almost .5 fl oz/15mL of 100% pure tea tree oil. (I think I read that it should be no more than 10% tea tree oil.) Last time I used Now tea tree oil but I have also used Jason.

  • Wait a while and sunscreen before going out, added to help scarring. Not sure if the one I had been using was good for my skin though so I won't put a brand here.

    I mainly use the kojac sponge because it cuts down on me picking the flacky skin off my face which tended to be the gateway to me picking acne or peeling off scabs.



    (I do my face wash last step in the shower even though places tend to recommend against it because of the heat; if I turned up the heat a lot during my shower, I turn it down to wash my face. It seemed to me that I used more heat in the sink after showering since my hands can stand heat better than the rest of my body.)

  • Wash face and neck with Hado Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam (Harsher so I prefer it at night.)

  • Pat dry with towel before drying any other part of my body. (I go face, hair, upper back, rest of me and don't lay a towel on my back after showering since that seemed to cause acne.)

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on Differin Gel

  • Pat on same CeraVe Moisturizing Cream as above to face and neck.

    Shower details:

    I use shampoo/conditioner that doesn't contain sulfates. I know my one friend realized that sulfates in her shampoo were likely what was causing her back to break out. I use this which is expensive but it lasts me a year even though I tend to overuse it.

    I also wash in the following order: shampoo, conditioner (leave in), private areas with water, wash my hands with my body soap (Dr. Bronner's), then my shoulders/back before any other part since that seemed to cut down on back acne as well. Last, in order, I wash my armpits, groin (not the inside of genitals, I mean my groin pit?? [Where my leg bends] I cover my genitals to keep soap out of that area.), feet. Then I rinse out the conditioner and do my face wash routine.

    Edit: Also forgot to mention that I avoid letting soap sit on my skin. Trial and error seems to show that that causes me to breakout as well so I rinse it off as I go.

    I don't change my pillowcase every night but I flip them. I have two pillows I sleep on and I sleep once on each before changing the pillowcase.

    I would definitely recommend changing one thing or adding one thing at a time and patch testing if you can.

    ETA: If your acne is severe, I'd still recommend a dermatologist when you can go. Or maybe talking to your primary doctor even. My HRT prescriber, for my acne, prescribed me Doxycycline and Tretinoin at one point. I don't use either, currently, but you can try using a non-dermatologist if you don't have any other option.

    Edit2: Clarified some minor things.
u/savouringsolitude · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Nivea Super Water Gel

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel

Are these what you’re referring to? I wanna look into them!!

I’ve heard physicals are better for your skin(?), but every single one I’ve tried turned me purple from the white cast. I don’t have a problem with it on my makeup days, but I find it a hassle just to wear makeup so I don’t look like Tinky Winky on days when I want my skin to breathe or I’m only running errands.

u/INTJustAFleshWound · 3 pointsr/news

I'm telling you, Asians know what's up. They're way ahead of American sunscreens. Try this stuff:

u/bedazzled-bat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey friends! I'm pretty much a sunscreen virgin and I could use some help.

I've read through the sidebar, done a ton of searching through old posts, and have opened probably 100 amazon tabs today, but I still feel lost. Here's some relevant information, if it helps:

  • 26 years old female, living in Oregon.
  • Don't go outdoors much.
  • Not really concerned with anti-aging stuff, much more concerned with preventing skin damage/cancer and whatnot.
  • Pretty normal skin, dry/flaky forehead and back/boob acne-prone
  • I don't THINK alcohol in products is a huge problem for me? The skin around my eyes gets fairly pissy fairly quickly, haha, but it seems unrelated from any skincare products I use.
  • Rarely wear makeup, not hugely concerned about whitecast but am nervous about looking greasy
  • Lastly and most pertinent to my current situation, I'd really like to find as big a bottle as I can for a reasonable price (10-15 USD if possible); I really like the idea of the popular Asian products but the bottles are sooo tiny, I can't afford to buy them every month. If I can get a bigass bottle of sunscreen, I have my own little travel bottle that I can put some in for commuting around town.

    With all that in mind... is there something I can find? I've heard US sunscreens aren't great, and though it'd be fantastic if I could just go to a local grocery store and grab a bottle, I'm willing to order online if there just aren't any suitable US brands.

    Please help? :(

    ETA these are the two most promising ones I've found so far:
    Nivea Perfect Water Gel and Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel

    Still a little small (around 4 oz, I'd really like to find something AMERICAN-SIZED lol, like 10/12 oz or larger if possible) but better. Would one of these be okay? Are there better options?

    (edited to fix formatting)
u/scalpeltron · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A lot of people swear by the Rohto gel sunscreen, which supposedly has no white cast (I've never used so I can't comment):

Personally I use the Rohto Moisture Milk sunscreen (also on Amazon) because I have drier skin and I love it. It blends in easily and I don't notice a white cast, but then again I'm very fair. But I'd definitely recommend checking both out because they're pretty cheap and have great protection!

u/-punctum- · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So, the 10% lactic acid would exfoliate your skin, but if you can find a glycolic acid product at that concentration with proper pH, the glycolic would be more effective. The ability of the AHA to penetrate your skin is determined by the size of the acid molecule, among other things. Glycolic is smaller than lactic acid, so it will penetrate deeper into your skin and be more effective at exfoliating.

Another potential thing to think about is product size. The 30 mL bottle of lactic acid won't last very long at all. Since your body has so much more area than your face, generally you would want to get a larger bottle, like at least 4 ounces (body products are typically 8-16 oz. in size).

The glycolic acid 7% toner might work better for your needs. (240 mL)

Edit: also, just wanted to say that Alpha skincare 12% glycolic is a popular product for body PIH on this sub. Is this out of your price range?

I didn't do any price comparisons, so there might be more affordable options for you.

u/sultrypickle · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use Neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub (or any salicylic acid body wash) on a shower poof to scrub my back and shoulders as the last step before getting out of the shower. Then I use 2 other products after my shower, 2-3 times a week:

(BHA-Salicylic acid) Nature's Cure Body Acne Treatment Spray - 3.5 fl oz

(AHA- glycolic acid) Alpha Skin Care - Renewal Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA, Supports Healthy Radiant Skin| Fragrance-Free and Paraben-Free| 12-Ounce

Spray on the BHA after showering and let dry for at least 30 mins, then follow up with the AHA lotion. This has cleared up my back and shoulders 99.9%!

u/phoenixphaerie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I use Alpha Skin Care's 12% glycolic acid lotion:

Its much stronger than amlactin (which I also use). It is expensive but I only use it for razor bumps, so my bottles last several months.

I also use a "salux" Japanese wash cloth for physical exfoliation every other day with light pressure (no need to tear up your skin):

I use them together to keep my razor bump prone skin baby smooth. Some people's skin may be too sensitive for that, so ymmv.

u/nobody_you_know · 3 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

I think this makes me "bougie" (is that still the word the kids use?) but for me ain't nothing else but L'Occitane 20% shea butter hand cream. Expensive as hell for lotion, but it sinks right in and doesn't turn into silicone-based slime when you wash your hands.

There are probably cheaper alternatives, but feeling like a fancy old french lady a few times a day is worth a few bucks, too.

Or, any lotion with some AHA is great for brightening up skin tone and smoothing things out. I use this on my feet and elbows.

u/MoistSoggyBread · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great, I can make better recommendations now. Dove bar soap is great if it doesn't dehydrate your skin, you don't really need a expensive soap; I'd also compare Dove to Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash to see which is cheaper. You said your skin types "dehydrated" so I'd stick to using your CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser only on your face, but make sure this isn't the reason your skin is dehydrated (I don't know if your cleanser foams, but foaming cleansers can further dry out people with sensitive skin). Ultimately, your skin shouldn't feel tight or dry after showering.

If your skin is just dehydrated then you don't really need to add an exfoliant because, yeah they are priced way higher in Canada. Chemical exfoliants are more for evening skin tones and cleaning out pores, but you can check out SN AHA Toner, they should ship internationally. (Even in the US chemical exfoliants can be super pricey)

I personally don't really see a problem with deodorant with aluminum, but I know Lush carries aluminum free deodorant bars and powder that're reasonably priced in Canada, Arm & Hammer has their Essential Deo line, and a lot of vegan deodorants are aluminum free, I have no idea how well any of these products work though :(.

Applying lotion after showering can be really good, doing this seals in moisture. I don't know what CeraVe product your using as a moisturizer, but CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is really good at rehydrating skin due to it having ceramides. If you think that's too expensive/already using it, you can just use it to focus on areas that are really dehydrated; but I'd also check out this lotion. HadaLabo Lotion is a reasonably priced Hyaluronic acid thats great for dehydrated skin and if you use it for full body it should last awhile.

The cocoa butter is more of a cheap alt. for a deep thick moisturizer. Just a warning, I'd be careful with finding a high concentration glycolic acid; those are AHAs and over 15% they verge into chemical peel territory, constant use without having a tolerance can really mess up your moisture barrier. For reference I use Alpha 12% lotion a glycolic acid 2-3 times a week, but it's way more expensive in Canada and this is after using lower concentration acids for about 6 months^^super ^^good ^^for ^^my ^^scars ^^though . My skin types definitely not like yours though so if you can find something cheap I don't want to discourage you, I'd say go for it.

Last thing, I'd look up on humectants and occlusives, you said you use vaseline so I think you have that covered though. I use something akin to vaseline at night after everything else to seal all the moisture in.

I really tried to curate this to you so nothing would be too expensive, but if you use anything recommended it should help a lot. Focus on moisturizing, don't get discouraged we're our own worst critics, post to the sub if you have anymore questions-everyone heres pretty friendly, and good luck!

u/cityred · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is there an chance wrinkles are from aging and not just dry skin? If they are medium-sized, I would think it might be aging related. This may not be tolerable by him, but you can google short contact therapy for retinoids which allow for some of the anti-aging benefits without the irritation and give it a try.

I had super sensitive rosacea and psoriasis prone skin for awhile. Every single lotion I've ever tried irritated my skin, but for non irritating moisture, HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist is unbeatable. It's not a lotion, it's a clear serum that is super mild but very moisturizing.


On top of that I use vaseline for extra moisture and it helps with psoriasis somewhat.


Hope some of this helps.

u/Madky67 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream | 19 Ounce | Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin This one with hyaluronic acid is amazing! I don't use it on my face because it's too heavy for my oily skin. But it works great on my hands especially in the winter.

u/AlmostIntangible · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Body Skin Type: Normal-to-dry, Keratosis Pilaris on arms, upper stomach, and thighs, occasional body acne

Shower Routine (every other day):

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar w/ Salux Exfoliating Cloth, focusing on my upper arms where my KP is the worst

    Post-Shower Routine:

  • Alpha Skin Care 12% Glycolic Acid Renewal Body Lotion, every other day. I love this stuff. It smooths out my KP quite a bit, and leaves my whole body feeling so soft. Calloused areas become noticeably softer with continued use for me, as well. I've been using it for about 3-4 months, now, and will definitely repurchase when the I run out.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, every night. I wait 30 minutes on nights that I apply my AHA to apply this. My skin loves the extra moisture, but the AHA lotion is very moisturizing on its own, so this step could probably be skipped, if necessary.

    I'm still looking for a solution to the mild redness caused by my KP on my arms, but other than that I'm pretty content with my routine, as is. So soft!
u/notjennyschecter · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

For sure. A lot of people have luck with the CeraVe moisturizing cream, this product works for me and I have dry sensitive skin. A lot of people also recommend Vanicream moisturizer (I personally have not used, but I see a lot of people on here recommending it). These are both supposedly basic and calming products to repair the moisture barrier. They are also not super expensive which is nice.

Right now I am using the Purito centella unscented sunscreen as my daily moisturizer. It is very very moisturizing and my sensitive skin likes it. During night I am using the Purito green cream. Both these products contain centella asiatica which is supposed to decrease redness.

EDIT: Another gentle moisturizer I've read that people recommend on here and r/SkincareAddiction is Cosx ceramide comfort cream.

EDIT2: If you are just starting out with a skincare routine, you should really go check out the bountiful resources at r/SkincareAddiction. For example go on the right hand panel and they have a lot of stuff. Check out the HG (holy grail) threads for moisturizers, etc. They have a whole wiki devoted to

u/NutsForBaseballButts · 2 pointsr/gay_irl

Sunscreen, moisturizer, and gentle cleansers.

More specifically, I use CeraVe bar soap for cleansing my face and the same brand lotion for post-shower moisturizer.

u/Jocko-podcast · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

Honestly thats understandable, but from my 10 years of trial and error i found that its never provides a consistent complexion. Changing variables such as diet, vitamins, sleep, water, non-comedogenic products, washing 1x daily , twice daily, not at all seem to always lead be back to square one.


I hate using chemical products as well but, the chemicals provide reliability. This is what I use now. keep in mind that this regimen i got 95% clear consistently, quit because i thought i didnt need it anymore. only have the nightmares bumps come back and have to go through the whole process again. which put me back 4 months just to get clear again. And I did this 4 times, dumb me...


1, cerave foaming face cleanser

2. paula choice salicydic acid

3. benzyl peroxide gel

4. cerave nightime pm moisturizer stacked with cerave moisturizing cream.

5 paula choice aha gel for exfoliation.



Use 1,2,3 wait 10 mins, then 4 day time

then at night or when u take shower use 1,2,3,5,


Good luck.


links below





heavy moisturuzier



u/Ariallar · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Google, my friend. I myself wash my face with a very gentle squalane gel-to-milk cleanser that is absolutely perfect for me. And I’ve researched the living shit out of the internet which products may work for my skin. Start with just three things: cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. Do that for a couple of weeks and then add in serums that contains ceramides, Hyaluronic acid, cholesterol etc that really build up your skin barrier. I’ll give you my routine as an example:

  1. Squalan cleansing gel
  2. CosRx Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner
  3. CosRx Hyaluronic acid hydra power essense > apply to damp skin
  4. CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin power essence
  5. Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel > high dosage of aloe Vera which is really great for irritated skin
  6. Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream 5% Urea > urea makes your skin hold moisture a lot better and the day cream also mildly exfoliates
  7. CeraVe moisturizing cream - normal to dry skin > very good for barrier repair, contains ceramides, Hyaluronic acid and cholesterol. Make sure you have the normal to dry skin version. In the EU they have a different formula and is called dry to very dry.
  8. CeraVe AM sunscreen for daytime
  9. Squalane oil in the evening = unicorn tears <3

    As you see I do not have any acids in my routine because even AHA gives me veeeery painful and irritated skin.

    EDIT: snail mucin really helped my skin a lot, give it a try! AND do not take hot showers and keep your face damp when you come out of the shower.

    EDIT 2: buy a humidifier :) low humidity absolutely dries the living shit out of my face
u/PwnApe · 2 pointsr/guns

I grind beans fresh, my 91 year old grandfather has some of the old metal folger cans. I use cerave lotion containers after I clean them out. Have 4 of them empty and they hold about 100 9mm rounds per jar.

u/zonules_of_zinn · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

if you're still on prednisone, well, there's your acne cause. 100%

whenever i go on bowel rest (i.e. stop eating food and just drink fluids), my skin clears up beautifully. i'm not sure if it's simply the extra hydration, or if i have dietary triggers. dairy and greasy foods have a reputation for causing acne, but i haven't read any science on that. (props on the vegan diet!) wash your face after you eat, if you get food stuffs or grease around your face. i use this, though there's also a foaming version that lots of people like.

wear sunscreen. hydrate by drinking lots of water and applying moisturizer. this stuff is good. with the pump so you don't get weird crap in your lotion. wear sunscreen.

these product recommendations are pretty reliably loved by r/skincareaddiction. good ingredients, unscented, work to rebuild your skin's protective barrier against infection and inflammation. but everyone is different, so ymmv of course.

also, i'm a huge fan of curology. it's 20 bucks a month. you send pictures of your face and problem areas, and a dermatologist is basically of at your beck and call to answer all your questions online. you get a prescription face cream to use every night, and recommendations for products, routines, etc. the prescription creams almost all use tretinoin, which treats acne and signs of aging. (wear suncreen!) but you'd probably get some other antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients as well.

u/mxzeal · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thank you! I was actually planning on buying [This moisturizer] ( since it's so popular but I'll try the one you suggested instead! :)

u/puh-tey-toh · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

After I use Stridex and wait for half an hour, I apply this CeraVe moisturizer. When I apply it, there's a slight burning sensation on my face, but it lasts maybe 3-4 seconds. Is this something I should worry about, or is it normal?

u/tempacc4somedays · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: Getting on the wagon, need help and recommendations/etc.

Skin Type: Oily, Blemish-Prone (Not completely sure, pics attached below can give more info/etc. I sweat like a pedo in daycare and shine^bright^like^a^diamond, so there's that.)

Previous Routine/Experience?: Only skin routine or care I do is washing my face with water couple times throughout the day. I used this cleanser/whatev they gave us at school for 4 or so months (PM only) half a year ago (Was quite harsh, but kinda adjusted to it. I think?), and that's about it.

About: Young lad, live in [very] hot environment (Soon to move out, <1year) and lead an active lifestyle. Crazy beakouts couple years ago coupled with cocaine hands got my face fucked up for life.

Location: UAE, will be buying my shit from Amazon US and shipping it here. Don't worry too much about this unless you know some local stuff that's of appropriate price.



Went with the recommendations and chose Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12oz. Best price, ships here, generally well received. Not much.

Went with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream w/ Pump, 16z. Good price, ships, got a pump (Hey!), well received. Same old.

Sweat a lot and lead an active lifestyle, so need a waterproof sunscreen for the morning-noon/school period. Considered a lot of options, but I constricted it to these as they are the only ones that are waterproof, ship here and are priced reasonably (Not so).
However, I will surely not get anything with Octinoxate due to it's link with Endocrine disturbances (Something which I need very less of, especially currently) and all. Will also not get the All-Chemical Paula's Choice because it's just fucked.
That leaves the EltaMD (Which does not ship now. Things just keep getting worse and worse man) and the CeraVe. The CeraVe has a greasy texture that doesn't go away (Or so they say) and leaves a very pronounced white tint, and the EltaMD has better UVA protection and is tinted to somewhat my skin tone, so I decided to get it. If you have any suggestions/recommendations/etc., please do drop them below.

Went with a BHA cause it's simpler and is recommended for oily skin. Problem is I'm afraid Stridex Maximum Strength Pads will be too harsh and unusable (Big no-no, can't return it and shipping rates are crazy).
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion, 1.7oz and Olay Age Defying Classic Night Cream, 2oz ship here too but I don't know man.

To remove waterproof sunscreen not else. Found this quite cheap baby oil called Corine De Farme Baby Massage Body Oil (Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Parfum, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil), but I honestly don't know anything about this so I just want some input.

AM: Cleanse->Moisturize->Put sunscreen

PM: OCM/Remove sunscreen->Cleanse->Exfoliate->Moisturize

u/DailyNote · 2 pointsr/lupus

I've seen 3 different dermatologists, all of whom coincidentally recommended CeraVe cream. My skin has never looked so healthy.

Here it is on Amazon. You can also find it at CVS.

u/saesaenyaa · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Seconding the Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel! I have it and it feels SO nice on the skin. There's also the Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel.

u/LevyMevy · 2 pointsr/tretinoin

My all-time favorite cleanser is this one if you're interested. Don't order it right now though, it's usually $10 and the price will go back down

That Avene sunscreen is good on sun protection but has two major cons - it's expensive and it's gonna leave a white caste. If you have even a bit of melanin in you, trust me it's gonna leave a caste. Btw don't wear multiple sunscreens at once, there are some ingredients that don't work well together and can degrade each other. Pick one and apply liberally. A really great Japanese sunscreen that I recommend like this one is cheaper and will look much better on your skin. I also thought I couldn't access Japanese sunscreen because I didn't know I could order it on Amazon. I seriously couldn't recommend them enough. They're affordable, look better on the skin, and have FAR better sun protection.

u/rougris · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Not AB sunscreen, but I'm currently trying Sunsense Ultra SPF50+ as a body sunscreen. My nose doesn't detect any typical sunscreen smell, though it does have a very slight chemical smell, but none too distracting. It comes in 50ml, 125ml, 200g and 500ml bottles. It has a light consistency (compared to most non AB sunscreen I've tried) and is not too greasy once applied. I took a leap of faith and purchased the 500ml bottle haha. So far so good. The pump bottle is handy.

P.S. My current face sunscreen is Kose SUNCUT UV Protect Gel SPF50+ PA++++. This is my second AB sunscreen, which I like more than my first, Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light (SPF50+/PA+++). The EH Sunprise has a rather distracting smell for me. Will try Skin Aqua Sarafit Essence UV (SPF50+ PA++++) and Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel (SPF50 + PA ++++) next.

u/CuddlyHisses · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Might I also recommend this?

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel pump (SPF50 + PA ++++) 140g

It's so light I honestly can't even remember if I've applied it sometimes. Spreads with no effort, absorbs INSTANTLY and there's none of that typical sunscreen smell. No greasy residue at all. It's also graded SPF 50 for added bonus.

I can guarantee it works. I have a sun sensitivity and have never gotten hives while using this. It's also cheap enough to use on your body if you only want to bring one item while traveling. Super super highly recommended.

u/nemicolopterus · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use this one which I guess is the gel:

Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel pump (SPF50 + PA ++++) 140g

It really doesn't feel like a gel to me, but it does sink in great. I layer it over Hada Labo gyokijyun hydrating toner and a single pump of stratia liquid gold so I'm not sure how it would do on its own in terms of feeling stiff or drying, but over that it's fantastic. I will say it smells strongly of...alcohol i think? at first, but it evaporates quickly. You need 2.5 pumps to get the full 1/4 teaspoon you need for full sun protection but the bottle is a nice size. I love Asian sunscreens!!!!

u/LikesGreenTea · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Try this one:

Use two pumps to cover your entire face.

u/cacnac · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm not sure the difference between the one you mentioned and the Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel that people have mentioned above, but that one comes in a large bottle with a pump! It's on my next-to-try list. And I hear you, Asian sunscreens in small bottles drive me nuts.

u/solegenius · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

What's the difference between the gel and the milk? It seems you get 3x more with the gel for the same price.

u/theeternalnoob · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Quite honestly, the most cost-effective option I've found for this is the regular drugstore aerosol type sunscreens, which tend to rub off quickly on me because I sweat a lot. My current alternative is lots of UV protective clothing, which is more of an investment, but more comfortable and less of a hassle long-term.

These Nivea and Skin Aqua options also get good reviews.

u/iworkwithtableau · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I just bought an over the counter 12% aha lotion myself for $16 here

I only got it a few days ago so I haven’t gotten to use it to its full extent, but it’s another option. Mine arrived in good condition but some of the reviews say their bottles arrived spilled.

u/Gary_The_Oak · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have this same thing going on. I started using an AHA body lotion after showers like others have suggested. That pretty much stopped the formation of new pimples cold. The lotion I used(Alpha skin care 12% glycolic) was a little pricey to be applying all over every few days. I have since switched to using cetaphil restoraderm eczema body wash and a konjac sponge, and the results are still coming in though slower than the AHA lotion. Like others said the key is just (gentle)exfoliating and moisturizing.

u/BetulaPendulaPanda · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like the Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion 12% Glycolic (Amazon Link), but only tend to get it on sale. I like the Alpha Skin Care one better than any of the Amlactin products, but I know a lot of people like Amlactin. YMMV.

My legs and arms also like some physical exfoliation every now and again, for which I usually use a basic sugar scrub.

I mix a very basic Lactic Acid exfoliant for my body. I use this sparingly a few times a week, and it has worked for me. The end formula has, aside from distilled water, 20% Lactic Acid, adding glycerin as a humectant, baking soda to adjust the ph, and Liquid Germall Plus as a preservative. If you check out r/DIYBeauty, you can find some resources.

u/Melete777 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Salux wash cloths are great, they’ve got a fine-but-scratchy texture:
SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

If you’ve got a bathtub, doing an acidic vinegar bath will help loosen up all the skin gunk:

Separately, baking soda baths are also effective:

For body washes, try using one formulated for body acne — there will usually be a couple in most drugstores or Target. You will want something with salicylic acid in it.

Try moisturizing with something that has an AHA like glycolic acid in it, that way you will be gently exfoliating skin buildup even when not in the shower:
Alpha Skin Care - Renewal Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA, Supports Healthy Radiant Skin| Fragrance-Free and Paraben-Free| 12-Ounce

Also consider booking yourself a spa day — most cheap Korean massage/spa places will give you a full body exfoliation-scrub-down option, and they’re THOROUGH.

Good job pulling out of a rough month. I’ve been there (lack of bathing and all) and it isn’t easy.

u/elixirtricksir · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have this same issue and also asked this sub for advice a few days ago, so I know your frustration. They directed me towards chemical exfoliation and suggested an AHA like glycolic acid, this one has 12% from Amazon

I just bought it so hopefully it helps the skin cells breakdown faster so that it sheds some of the dead skin and the hair follicles don't get clogged as easily!

u/j33li · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This blog is everything if you're trying to combat seb derm. I had crazy eyebrow itchiness/flakes until I started following what this blog said religiously. In summary, there are many ingredients you should avoid and some that will help combat it and this blog gives you the run down.

Also a personal suggestion for you would be this product

You seem to have dehydrated skin and this would help a lot.

u/FappyMVP · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sorry me again, is this the hydrating toner?

Isn't it more a moisturizer than toner?

u/IAmAchrysanthemumAMA · 2 pointsr/scacjdiscussion

Hada labo premium is my HG! The moist version is good too, but the premium is just amazing. It's cheap, effective, and I will repurchase it forever. I do the asian beauty thing of layering humectant products up when my skin is really dry, and the moist version is better for that since the premium can get sticky if you apply more than 2 layers and takes longer to absorb. I also like sheet masks (I'm not fussy about which, and I've had good experiences with making my own with a mix of hada labo moist and thayers toner) to get hydration quickly when I've overdone it with exfoliation or slacked on skincare for a few days :)

u/mairhi · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I completely second a fragrance free shave cream/soap, as well as the hyaluronic acid moisturizer afterwards. Here are some products I've used and highly recommend:

Kiss My Face Moisture Shave (Unscented) - Lathers great, non drying, very slick
Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Lotion - Wonderful after a shave; doesn't sting in the least. Non-greasy, liquidy gel-like. If you have more dry skin, a drop or two of your fave oil (I like sea buckthorn, argan, or rosehip) mixed in is great.

These are creamy/non-foaming face washes, but double wonderfully as a shave lotion. Both unscented:

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser



u/drivingaway123 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have redness from drying out my skin/ destroying my moisture barrier (used Differin without moisturizing properly omfg why). I think your routine is simple, but could do with more hydration layers!

I got rid of all actives for 2 months. I simply washed my face with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, Hada Lobo Hydrating Lotion, CosRX 97% Snail Mucin Essence, The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Cream, and then Etude House Soonjun Recovery Barrier Cream.

I think the red marks are there as inflammation and irritation. I would add some sort of Hyaluronic Acid (Hada Lobo Hada Lobo Gokujun Hylaronic Acid Moist) to help attract water and promote hydration instead of drying out the skin. Put this in the morning and night after cleansing, and then layer your serums, essences, and moisturizer on top of it.

In addition, maybe changing Cetaphil to Cerave Hydrating Cleanser (if you are interested- I personally found Cetaphil way too drying and exacerbating my redness).

Finally, I would also look into Innisfree Green Tea Serum to reduce redness. Many MANY people have said great things about Rosehip Oil. For me, Rosehip Oil was the game changer- it reduced redness dramatically (it's still there, but I don't look like I'm wearing red pain on my cheeks- and I'm a brown-skinned girl, so redness just stands out). I'm thriving off a sample of Pai Rosehip Oil. It's $40, so once my sample runs out, I think I'm going to hop on the Radha Rosehip Oil train.

Finally, you should add some sort of sleep mask to help with restoring your skin barrier. I just got Laneige Sleep Mask to help with hydration.

The Etude House Soonjung Line is really good for calming redness- I'm personally thinking about adding the Pathenoside Cica Balm to help with redness.

In addition, I've heard great thing about Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream.

P.S.: Don't add all of these products at once. I'm on month two of restoring my moisture barrier after eliminating all actives. When I added in a new product, I focused on adding one product per week. If I saw after the week my face got worse, I eliminated it.

u/koalapants · 2 pointsr/sugarfreemua

I have the exact same problem. I’ve been lurking r/skincareaddiction for years and war fairly overwhelmed by the mountains of products to try on a limited budget and sensitive skin. The few products that I tried were expensive and gave me allergic reactions. I started following r/asianbeauty, and I’ve had a but more luck. im only about a week into my new regimen, but i picked up Hadalabo moisturizing toner and COSRX snail cream that have seemed to help a lot.

Basically, i wash my face at night with my usual gentle wash, apply toner, let dry, apply snail cream, let dry, then apply regular moisturizer.

The last couple of days, ive had some flakes coming back, so tonight i put paulas choice AHA (exfoliating acid) on top of everything.

In the morning, I’ll either splash my face with water, or use micellar water and nothing else. Maybe a touch of my moisturizer with spf if i need it. i know i should use the spf every morning but im still figuring things out so im taking it slow.

I dont think im quite ready for foundation, but my face feels so much better so far. hope this helps!

note: on mobile and phone stopped autocorrecting so sorry for mistakes. amazon links below

COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in...

HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic...

TONYMOLY I'm Real Avocado... — i didnt mention this but i really love this korean sheet mask

u/SouthernBasis · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'll pick up the SPF today and order this recommendation. I'm happy with the ingredients list and reviews, and your personal cosign. I'm being told by Amazon UK that this is the "newer" version of your recommendation. Is this the case, or should I stick to this? I'm afraid I do not read the language. Is this an aesthetic or ingredient difference?

u/Kaspurtheghost · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Straight lanolin with either aquaphor or cerave healing ointment on top healed my cracked peeling lips this past winter (I’m a picker too and this completely fixed it)

For an actual balm Nivea moisture + Vaseline lip therapy over (the tin aloe is my favorite)

u/stickers-motivate-me · 2 pointsr/antiMLM

Amazon has a 7oz tub for less than lanisoh at the stores:

NOW Lanolin Pure, 7-Ounce

u/southwade · 2 pointsr/beards

7oz for only $11

Now Solutions Lanolin Pure, 7 Ounce

u/amstarcasanova · 2 pointsr/tretinoin

Agreeing with u/jademalachite but wanted to also add, I had to go down to a very basic routine with tret and stopped use of an bha/ahas and can only use 2-3 times a week or else my skin looks the same! I still buffer after years of using it as well. Once my skin gets dry that like I usually become over exfoliated and it takes weeks for me to repair my moisture barrier. I always hear good things about Ucerin urea repair cream and i recently bought it and really love it. In the past I have tried using Kiku Masamune, cosrx honey cermaide, vaseline, but this has worked better than anything. My only other tip is finger patting foundation with a light layer. Good luck!

Edit: Was putting on tret and forgot to add, if you aren't already, wait 20 minutes after washing your face before adding tret! This makes the biggest impact on whether or not my face gets dry and irritated.

u/lobster_johnson · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

Have you tried urea? I find it's better for psoriasis than the AHA/BHA (e.g. salicylic acid) families of acids.

Unlike salicylic acid, urea is a true keratolytic, in the sense that it causes lysis of keratin. It also hydrates the skin by drawing moisture from the air, rather than locking it in like many petrolatum-based moisturizers do. AHA/BHA acids can be quite drying on the skin, something urea isn't. (Some people use keratolytic cleansers/toners, which don't stay in contact with the skin long enough to have much effect on plaques. Lotions work much better here.)

For the face, I'd use 5% urea (e.g. Eucerin Skin Replenishing Cream, though 10% can work if your skin isn't overly sensitive. Any higher and it starts becoming an irritant (on the face). For anywhere else on the body, 20-40% is great.

You should be very careful with peeling or mechanically exfoliating the skin; it can cause the psoriasis to spread.

u/gigantic_trex · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You could also try an AHA containing body lotion for your thighs. Amlactin is the first one that comes to mind but I know there are others. AHAs will make your skin sensitive to the sun though, so you'll want a sunscreen too. If you don't it'll just make your PIH worse and you won't actually see any improvement. Here's the PIH guide with more helpful information.

u/kleinesblondie · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Do you mean this lotion?
(not that i buy the wrong one)

So for the face you use the "normal" AB-care and for the body harsher products?

u/JennyDreadful96 · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

Have you tried this?

I used it for my boney fingers, but now it's a part of daily routine. Really good stuff.

u/Disembodied-Potato · 2 pointsr/progresspics

I recommend Bio Oil to use on stretch marks, it doesn't completely remove them but it helps a lot. Reduces the colour for sure.

u/sex_my_butt_hole · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

This Stuff does wonders.

u/Malletguy22 · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

You could try this and it should help with some of the redness. I used it on a scar on my forehead for a few weeks before I realized that I was too oily (for my acne) and gave up.
Hopefully you'll receive better results!

u/ophelia917 · 2 pointsr/loseit

Get a pair of swim shorts and a tankini top and rock it. Start with a tshirt over it, if it makes you more comfortable (if your pool allows it)...

I've lost a significant amount of weight over the past few years, used to self injure, have had multiple surgeries and have lymphedema in my legs. I am NOT a pretty picture. :)

Up until this year, I wouldn't wear capris or shorts if you paid me...a tank top? lol, no. This year, I said to hell with it and tried it out. No one cares but me! I still weigh the same as you do but I lie on the beach, scars and all and no one snickers. Sure, I may get a look or three but I think more people are concerned with their tan, watching their kids or swimming.

Oh..and Bio-oil is pretty great stuff for scars. It doesn't make old scars go away completely but it will certainly help them fade.

My now husband sent me this link before we were even dating. It made me feel a hell of a lot better and have a different view of my body.

Hope this helps.

u/jacknettle · 2 pointsr/feminineboys

/r/SkincareAddiction is the best thing ever. (Other than you guys, of course)

I use Cerave Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion, and currently looking for a new exfoliate.


u/NotCynicalAtAll · 2 pointsr/beauty

I like CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. It sinks in, and doesn't add any noticeable scent.

u/AzuObs · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

Cerave Moisturizing Lotion is £10 on Amazon. If you live in London you can have it delivered by tomorrow evening for free using the Amazon Prime trial. You might also be able to be in some shops in the UK, I don't know.

This moisturiser has a 5/5 rating on Paula's Choice's beautypedia. I have it myself and it's really good, in my opinion one of the best moisturisers you can buy in the UK.

You could also order the Paula's Choice moisturiser from their website. It would take a few days to get to you, though.

u/abby89 · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Are add-on items okay? If yes, this lotion will combat desert winter skin.

If no, this goo will do the same thing for my face.

u/mwuah908 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Aww I'm sorry to hear that! I really wanted the OCM to work because it seems like everybody on /r/SkincareAddiction has had such wonderful results from it sigh. I wash my face with the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and I gently exfoliate with a facial brush (this one is my favorite). I apply CVS Acne Treatment Gel to my larger, more recent pimples. I then apply two acne treatments prescribed by my dermatologist, Acanya and Retin-A-Micro. And finally I moisturize with either Ponds Dry Skin Cream or CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. I've just recently been trying out the CeraVe moisturizer and it's been working out pretty well (:

I do this routine twice a day. Haha sorry that list was so extensive but it doesn't take that long actually. What's your routine like?

u/nico0225 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using this lotion in the morning and it works great. I used to use a retinoid from TheOrdinary but it ran out and my parents won't let me buy another one because they think it isn't worth it. Is it fine if I use this cerave lotion both as an AM moisturizer and a PM moisturizer?

16M | Combination Skin | Acne Prone and Sensitive Skin

u/bboyjkang · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

> As soon as I decide I want to get ready for bed my feet start to itch like crazy.

Same here!

Why is it sometimes so intense right before I want to go to sleep?

I’m trying to figure out a similar problem right now with my intense itchiness (sometimes more at night).

I’m going to try CeraVe, since it’s highly rated on Amazon.

We might have completely different problems though.

u/kbyee · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Get gentle unscented face wash and gentle unscented moisturizer. “For all skin types” these are the best available in my opinion.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser 16 oz for Daily Face Washing, Dry to Normal Skin

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion 12 oz with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides for Normal to Dry Skin

u/Imnotafraidofaspider · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yup also Cerave. Here is a link where you can buy it. I'm not entirely sure why it gets overlooked here. Everyone goes straight to the cream but it seems to cause lots of problems for many people. This stuff is a lot lighter and will not make your skin feel oily or shiney.

u/uncleoperation · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

it's been said to you already but a ton of people have success with CeraVe products. I was in a very similar situation as you, in terms of skin and what I wanted out of a product, and their hydrating cleanser and their moisturizing lotion have done wonders for me. 100% recommend them both.

For what its worth, I use Stridex Red exfoliating pads as well (after my shower, 20 minutes before I apply the lotion).

u/GlassRockets · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sure! I like to keep my AM routine pretty simple because after my first period class I work out for an hour so I have to wash my face again anyways (I use micellar water)


DIY water soluble oil cleanser or

CeraVe hydrating cleanser (with/without konjac sponge)


Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Plus E Ferulic Acid

Wait 15 minutes


La Roche Posay Anthelios xl spf 50 fluid ultra light (PPD 42)


Depending on how dry my skin is I use either Trader Joes nourish antioxidant facial moisturizer (super underrated in my opinion, has lots of beneficial ingredients)

Or CeraVe moisturizing lotion

u/PremiumGoose · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Have you tried not exfoliating? Maybe just lather up with soap? How often do you change your razor? After you use it I recommend rinsing it, then drying it with a towel so it doesn't not rust or degrade as fast.

I have been trying different lotions for years. In the US this lotion is the best one I have found by far. You can get it at Walmart. I used to get super itchy after showering, it was unbearable. I bought different towels and use lotion and I've been set ever since. It could also be your detergent that is a problem.

u/CTCNCSU · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I personally use Nivea Double action Q10 Balm after shaving and haven't had an issue with dry skin afterward.

On days I don't shave, I use Cerave Moisturizing lotion. It has ceramides and hyaluronic acid, super lightweight, absorbs fast, and won't leave you feeling greasy at all. PH balanced and non-comedogenic (so it won't break you out).

Before I apply my balm/lotion, I apply some Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel as it'll help your skin better absorb the lotion/balm.

If neither of those looks like good options, I'd suggest heading over to /r/SkincareAddiction and hopefully they can help you out!

u/4point2slc · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

try this lotion, non irritating and fragrance free. I hate all other lotions now. They sell at walgreens/cvs and I think Target

u/WhattheNorris · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. CeraVe Lotion

  2. Vicks Warm Humidifier for large rooms and cold days, and Cool Mist Humidifier for hot days and cold rooms. Especially nice in fall with flip-floppy weather.

  3. Unpasteurized Honey for ALL your delicious honey needs. With allllll of those honey benefits left in and untouched. Tea, face & hair masks, delicious marinades and desserts. YUM

  4. Silicone Vibrating Facial Cleanser for your exfoliation needs. No smelly brush heads to replace, easy clean, feels ahmazing.

  5. Ice/Hot Water Bag these are a life saver for period woes. I don't get cramps but I do get horrible low-belly queasiness that soothes itself when warm and cozy.
u/molassesqueen · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I started getting similar breakouts near my chin after getting on birth control. After trying a lot of different things, I tried adding an evening primrose oil supplement to my vitamin regimen due to my research on this sub and elsewhere. It's only been 2 months (I know that's not a long time in skin-care land), but I have already seen a big difference in my skin, especially around my period. Though I do still get some breakouts, they are MUCH smaller and clear up almost immediately.

My regimen:

Morning: rinse face with water, moisturize with Cetaphil (in the tub), take vitamins/supplements after breakfast (one 1000 mg pill of evening primrose oil, one multivitamin, one 400 IU pill of vitamin E)

Evening: wash with Cetaphil gentle cleanser & pink Sephora manual face cleansing brush, apply coconut oil(I literally just dip my fingers in the jar and apply to my face).

I may up my intake of the evening primrose oil (the bottle recommends taking 3 pills per day), but I wanted to test it out first. I've also heard good things about spearmint tea helping with hormonal breakouts, but no personal experience. Good luck to you!

u/Saga_I_Sig · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I found a couple possibilities, I think. But they might be the wrong products. They are Cetaphil and have the right name, though, so maybe one of them is what you're looking for?



There are actually a lot of Cetaphil creams on Amazon for dry, sensitive skin with various packaging and sizes. Maybe take a look around and see if any of them have the correct ingredients/packaging.

u/bukkakebecca · 2 pointsr/Accutane

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion - get a big tub on amazon that lasts like 6months

Also garnier moisturising sheet are really good (haven't used while on accutane yet, BUT i am about to start my second course and will defy be using these to tackle the dry skin)

u/RichardF1st · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/Decker87 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Cetaphil non-comedogenic moisturizer. Comes in a tub and looks like something a doctor would prescribe. I've used it every day for 3 years.

u/travellingmonk · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

For my hands, I use Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, works great, non-greasy which is important since I don't want to get everything slick. It's expensive though, so I also use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing (with natural colloidal oatmeal). Again, non-greasy after a bit of working in and mostly fragrance free, hate stuff that smells. The Aveeno should be OK on the face, but I don't bother with anything on my face, just the chapstick for the lips.

When my cuticles get really bad, I use ClimbOn which is fantastic, but mostly apply it before going to bed. Been thinking of trying O'Keeffe's Working Hands since seeing it at some stores.

u/this_is_not_enough · 2 pointsr/climbharder

"Climb on" does wonders. It is waxy and traps moisture at the skin. Creates a barrier so that water in skin doesn't evaporate away and the skin becomes tight. I use it after workout - maybe you could use it during but probably not. It would make the holds slimy.

u/GirlOverboard · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I really like Climb On!s balm. A little exfoliating with a pumice stone or exfoliating scrub periodically and putting this on my calloused areas right after lifting an climbing (especially since chalk dries my hands out) has been lovely.

u/djembeplayer · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you have trouble getting a good lather, I use one or two drops of this vegetable glycerin seriously a bottle will last years.

u/witchway915 · 2 pointsr/dogs

not to be "that" person....but

I don't use chemicals on my dogs.

I tried them 1 year....even they didn't work so I researched some home remedies. since then it's all i use and my vet approves.

their drinking water : about 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar per gallon of water

as a Spray: mix 50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar and water in a spray bottle....apply as frequently as needed.

shampoo: 1pint water, 1 pint original blue dawn dish soap NOT the concentrated stuff; 1 pint Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 oz glycerin

I've used this since the bad infestation a couple years ago. I have yet to see a flea on them. They didn't get them even when we moved into a new place, and it was infested by a previous tenant. Nor did they get one when I puppy sat for a neighbor one weakend, and didn't know the puppy had a bad case of fleas until a couple hours before she went home.

I have a regular shampoo that i use for general bathing, and wipe downs. The dawn mix is what I use in the warmer months if I need to.

if you dont' want to make the shampoo, you can always just do a rinse with the vinegar after a normal bath.

u/jedimusings · 2 pointsr/trees

yup its all in the link happy to answer any questions you have but it all starts with food safe vegetable glycerine heres a link... you can also save money by mixing your own cig e juice actually and you can flavor it your self. these links are the majority of what you need. the rest a minute with the doc i linked before and you should be good to go.

Edit: use only that glycerine. dont go to wallgreens and think that you can vape the glycerine they have there or you might end up in the hospital. =) dont let that scare you, but use this glycerine and you will be a ok and being much safer than smoking.

u/Abgandfey · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

I just use a washcloth but there may be better things out there. I used to find glycerin in the grocery store (might carry it in drug stores too?) but now I just get it on Amazon:


You're welcome, hope it helps!

u/goldragon · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Some people discovered that adding Trumper's Skin Food to their shaving cream/soap made a thicker, creamier lather. Vegetable glycerin seems to be the main ingredient of it as well and since TSF is so expensive some people will use the pure vegetable glycerin which is pretty cheap to buy.

Load your brush by swirling it on a shaving soap and put a dollop of shaving cream in your bowl, combine the two to make a "super lather", add some glycerin to the mix and you get "uber lather".

u/whynotbunberg · 2 pointsr/AugustBumpers2017

Boobs are my most notable symptom (besides maybe exhaustion) right now. My friend sent me Bio Oil minutes after I told her I'm pregnant, so I've been liberally applying to boobs, and a bit to belly and upper thighs because I guess it's never to soon to moisturize. Here's a link for Bio Oil: Bio-Oil 4.2oz: Multiuse Skincare Oil

u/MusedeMented · 2 pointsr/popping

Are you in the States? Amazon, if so. Boots in the UK. Any chemist in Australia. Not sure about elsewhere!!


u/FeedmeMOARR · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Bio-Oil saved my life when I was getting a lot of stretch marks from losing weight. If you don't mind adding it to your daily routine it'll definitely lessen the appearance of stretch marks. It works a lot better when the stretch marks are fresh. If you wait until a few months later it might not be as effective.

u/Redhotkcpepper · 2 pointsr/keto

Use a derma roller. For stretch marks around the body use something at least 1 (up to 1.5) mm long. This thing is basically a bunch of needles penetrating your skin, it damages your skin to stimulate new skin growth and collagen production.

Do this daily for at least a month to see some progress. Make sure your skin is dry and clean before rolling. Roll up and down and both sides diagonally. It’s normal to see blood. After you’ve rolled the area you can apply something like bio oil to better aid in diminishing the scars. Using this oil alone may not work because the vitamin E won’t penetrate down to the dermis layer (where stretch marks appear.)

I used this approach before and it helped tremendously! Most have faded completely and other have been most diminished, you can only see them if you’re looking for it.

u/xlisalovely · 2 pointsr/Reduction

I had my surgery back in January and I swear by bio oil I use it twice a day, every day and my scars are super light now. I'll post updated pics tomorrow

u/Upload-Crouton-Array · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You may want to try posting this in r/tretinoin as well. They also have a pretty in-depth Wiki.

Also, I know that on r/tretinoin and on r/accutane, the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 is pretty popular for red, irritated skin, so you may want to give that a try.

You could also try switching to the microsphere version of tret which comes in .04%, .06%, .08% (the one I use), and .1%. I think a couple of the strengths don’t have a generic yet though.

As well I just wanted to ask, how do you like that Murad sunscreen? I’m currently trying to find a new sunscreen, like last night I was going through some problem sets on this website called HackerRank studying for a job interview (who as part of the interview process have a coding test through HackerRank), but it took me like 3x as long because I kept getting stuck looking at sunscreens multiple times lmao.

u/karatechick2114 · 2 pointsr/tretinoin

It's just the regular aquaphor tub.

It's lighter than Vaseline because it doesn't have as much concentration of petroleum jelly. It also has lanolin in it which will help cracked things. I never put it straight on my face, there is always cream between it so it hasn't clogged any of my pores.

Day time is harder. I use Cerave cream or Nivea Soft cream after my shower. Then I put on Biore perfect uv milk sunscreen. The sunscreen makes my face look matte and I don't usually have a problem. If I don't put sunscreen on, I usually just have to blot my face with a paper towel in the middle of the day. I don't really care about looking oily so I don't do much to prevent it.

I would start with trying the aquaphor and maybe something else in the morning. Your skin is over producing oil to compensate for the lack of moisture so once you fix that, it's easier to help the oilyness. Otherwise you'll just be putting product after product on without fixing why your skin is oily

u/backhaircombover · 2 pointsr/OCD

Like others have said, ERP is the best way to combat contamination fears. With that being said, here is my regimen to keep my hands in good condition during the winter. I put this on before I go to bed.

1 - Rub this specific [Aveeno] ( lotion on 1st.

2 - Put on a layer of Aquaphor next.

3 - Wear eczema gloves on your hands. You can find them here.

u/aloneindankness · 2 pointsr/tattoo

Honestly? My advice is to get saniderm/tatuderm/tegaderm. It's a transparent waterproof dressing. You just slap it on and let it heal. It heals much better, and you don't have to wash and goop it all the time. You can buy it for yourself. My last artist didn't use it, so I just got some myself and applied it when I got home.

Here is the one I got off amazon, but they all have it in Walgreens. It is used for non-tattoo wounds/scrapes.

If you are gonna do it though, make sure you watch some application instructions.

If you don't want to do this, instructions are:

  1. Wash with gentle soap 2-3 times a day. Dr. Bronner's is great.

  2. Let air dry. DO NOT DRY WITH A TOWEL. The fibers can be irritating and carry bacteria.

  3. When it is COMPLETELY dry, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor. Do NOT use neosporin.

  4. Do this in the morning, when you get home from school/work, and before you go to bed. Try not to rub your tattoo on anything, and let it breathe.

    Talk to your artist too.
u/MsAnthropic · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Do you take really hot showers? You may be drying out your skin.

I'd try an exfoliating lotion like this Cerave SA body lotion.

u/browngirlscientist · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A lotion with salicylic acid and/or lactic acid does the trick for me, like this or this. This also works, but it's alcohol-based and is very drying, so I usually follow up with something super moisturizing. Also check out this reddit post from skincareaddiction.

u/LOBSTAHZGOSNEEPSNEEP · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

By troubles do you mean acne/bumps?

I suffered from blemishes on my back, behind my neck, bum, and backs of my arms for years until I made some routine changes, so hopefully these will help you too.

- DON'T leave whatever you use to scrub yourself in the shower to reuse. I used to use loofas and leave them in the shower, which were bacteria breeding grounds. I use wash cloths now and never use them more than once before washing them. Same goes for drying towels.

- Apply a body lotion with SA in it immediately after showering. Lotion helped my skin retain moisture and the SA would exfoliate dead skin so it doesn't build up and clog pores. I use Cerave

- Switched to a laundry detergent that doesn't have scents or dyes like "All Free & Clear"

u/Iledahorsetowater · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Cera ve rough and bumpy SA skin renewal lotion has sca and niacinamide and it has to be high concentrations bc it is for KP and it smooths my skin right out. Brightens it up.

  • cera ve sa renewal l cera ve SA renewal body wash
  • cera ve sa skin renewal lotion rough & bumpy

    This is dream team. You can use the body wash as face wash bc the only difference is the placement of ceramide 1 is 3-4 spots higher in the face wash. A great combo!

    $2 off coupon
    if you can buy your cera ve at Walmart, go there, it is cheaper than any cvs/Walgreens coupon combined. cera ve pm lotion is $18 at my Walgreens and $8 at my Walmart, for instance. Def try this before you buy tiny bottles of TO unless you are trying to spot treat!
u/Amandine910 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

LOL! Just proves how robust their market is. Most of the KB aloes I've had contain alcohol. The one I use most is Nature Republic.

u/f1del1us · 2 pointsr/Rosacea

As a guy, makeup is an option. I use this and this. Its a green tinted primer and a liquid mineral foundation.

This is not for everyone. I wash my face twice a day, and use cetaphil, and aloe gel. It helps quite a bit in my opinion, but there are no good cures. I am also going to try adding MSM to my supplements but who knows. I've accepted that I may never be able to "cure", so I do the best to manage.

In that vein, makeup has helped with my self image quite possibly more than I could have imagined. If I had known what I know now (at 25) I would've started learning at 15. If you do it right, nobody ever knows. I've had one person in 2-3 years ask if I was wearing makeup (it was at a baseball game) and I just said I put on sunscreen. Nobody expects men to wear it, so it's never noticed. Just remember, LESS is MORE.

u/bambooclad · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I just reuse my aloe vera gel containers for loose pucks.

I believe they're the same dimensions as the soap tubs used by most artisans...

u/bicycwow · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Like others said, aloe is probably one of your best bets. You can buy aloe vera gel if you don't want to get a plant. I apply it as soon as I get any type of burn and it immediately soothes it and prevents it from getting bad. This is the one I use, super cheap too:

u/throawajsdhljfa212 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

So about two months ago (March 10th) I used this black head removal mask and I accidentally pulled it off too quick/forcefully and ripped off some skin on the tip of my nose and I got this little red patch on the tip of my nose


At first I thought nothing of it and thought it would eventually heal but after 2-3 weeks the initial bright redness faded and now it's this faint red and becomes very noticeable when I drink or am really hot (flushed face), or when you look closely. Ive been applying this moisturizer and this aloe vera gel daily.

Is this a permanent scar? Is there something else I should be applying to it to help it fade? Any other advice?


u/leilani_is_awesome · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recently discovered I have KP on my legs as well. I tried Tend Skin a few years ago with no results really. I started using CeraVe Renewing SA CREAM. This is the stuff that comes in a tub instead of a pump. It's so thick and creamy. It's amazing. I've been using it daily for about a month now. The bumps completely disappeared in about a week or two. The dark spots are lightening, but not completely gone yet. Honestly wish I had taken a before picture because I'm really happy with the results so far. I can't recommend this enough.

u/sthutton · 2 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Ok, ready yourself for product review bombardment! Also, I thought a fun Christmas idea this year would be to give stockings to my close girlfriends with my favorite new products I've tried out this year.

Tend Skin Aftershave - I actually just recommended this product on the post asking about razor bumps. I will never go without this product again in my life. MY GOD it burns! And it smells like pure rubbing alcohol, but it delivers as promised. I've been using in conjuctions with...

Cerave Renewing SA Cream - I use this all over my body because I get crazy razor bumps AND I have keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) on top of a thyroid problem (so I get dry as the desert skin).

Aquaphor - I realize for some people this is an obvious, but I've always had chapped lips, nonstop, and this seems to be keeping them moisturized better than anything I've tried. It's also helping with my psoriasis on my elbow, when I remember to apply.

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick - I don't know who this stays all day on. I can't even make it to lunch without being lipstick-less. Do I need to set it with something?? I've tried applying different amounts to see if that changes the outcome but nope. Sadness.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - This one I'm kind of on the fence about. I don't hate it. It hasn't broken me out. It's not oxidizing. I still have a nice enough complexion when I take it off at night. But there's just something...thick? pore-y? about it. When I look at myself close up, I see 'bad skin' instead of flawless finish that I want to see...And I don't even feel like I really have bad skin, so much as I just have dry skin.

Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner - sigh. I wanted to like this. I needed it to be my holy grail shampoo/conditioner. Sadly it's not anywhere near. My hair somehow managed to feel dry and greasy at the same time after using. Only my hair could accomplish that!

Aussie Moist Conditioner - Frankly I don't know if this does anything good for my hair, but it gives it good slip and it smells AMAZING.

Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse - I decided to give this a shot for my coarse, dry, wavy hair because I read that alcohol-free mousse helps when you have wavy hair and air dry. SIGH. My hair seems to be...frizzier on top of my head now? I don't know how this happened. The first time I applied, I did just from about my ear/shoulder level down - no good. The next time I did full hair length - no good. Next I waited just a bit so my hair was a little more air dried (not long, maybe 5 minutes longer) - no good. This product is just not for me. Also it leaves a gross residue that doesn't scrunch out.

NEXT UP, I'll be trying out Loreal Air Dry It Spray to see if I can tame the beast!

I also just ordered Joico Ironclad Heat Protectant for when I give up on the poofy beast and straighten it.

I've used Cali White Teeth Whitening Kit for two nights now, technically three, but I paused after the first night to wait for my remineralizing gel to arrive. I will review after enough time has passed to determine if it's working. I chose it because I have crazy sensitive teeth and it doesn't contain peroxide like most teeth whitening systems.

Let me know if you have any questions/want more detail about any of these products!

EDIT: I forgot about my new deodorant! I've been using Donna Karan Cashmere Mist for a few weeks now and love it! I feel so feminine wearing it instead of sharing my husband's deodorant. It works pretty well too cause I'm a sweaty, sweaty girl. It's a very firm texture compared to most solid deodorants, and the scent is sort of baby powder-ish, sort of old-lady, sort of moroccan amber (which is my new fave scent I found thru Nest home stuffs).

u/kwallio · 2 pointsr/Trufemcels

cerave makes a lotion with salicylic acid for kp. I just started using it so i dunno if it works 100% or not but it seems to help. KP takes a while to go away, just FYI.

cerave cream

u/plumeriaa · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use AHA a couple of times a week, I notice the effects of it pretty much right away. However after I posted this I remembered that one of the bigger things that helped get rid of my forehead bumps was my CeraVe SA Renewing Cream (this: that really helps to smooth out your skin and get rid of bumps. The AHA is great for exfoliating and smoothing your skin in general, but I think that the Cerave SA cream helps a lot more. I use both of them regularly so I think the combination of the two helps as well. I probably use AHA a couple of times a week (don't overdo it with exfoliating), and the Cerave I use daily, usually at night, and in the morning I'll use a lighter moisturizer (my personal favorite is the Cerave Moisturizing PM Lotion, despite the fact that is says "PM" you can use it any time, it's super lightweight). But yeah, I highly recommend the SA Renewing Cream for bumps as well as AHA. Best of luck!

u/Teawouldbelovely · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Its basically just spots of built up dead skin.

I use a special lotion/cream for the bumps... gold bond rough and bumpy daily


use bliss super minty soapy scrub once a week and scrub with a wash cloth until i can see dead skin come off (the wash cloth looks dirty).

ska is against physical exfoliation, but the body can take way more than the face.

u/MangoBitch · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've heard really good things about this. This subreddit was going nuts over it for a few weeks like a year or so ago.

u/Mikey_Mayhem · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy Daily Therapy Cream

u/minimalisteph · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

BQ: Shit. My favorite place to travel is a really hard question - I did love Portugal but I also loved London and I love Munich and Prague and Venice and Las Vegas. Somewhere I'm dying to go is also a long list... I think Morocco is at the top though. I'm really excited to go Northern Lights hunting in Finland next spring but I'm more giddy/excited for Morocco or Croatia.


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    Had a super productive day yesterday. I kicked butt at work even though I still dislike this job, I journaled and read, I'm trying to make a point of dry brushing my arms and applying lotion to ease my kp. It definitely works (if anyone struggles with redness and bumps on their upper arms - this stuff works for me!) but I have to be consistent. I'm getting a spray tan when I'm back in the USA so I can see if I like it before just going in and getting one before the wedding in September (though if I spend as much time as I'm planning already on the beach I might not need one!) and I think having less abnormalities on my skin will help that.


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u/_ihavemanynames_ · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, it looks like KP - even if you don't have dry skin or other conditions. But only a doc will be able to tell for sure - we can't diagnose you! Check out When to see a doctor for more info and resources.

Here's an informative post by /u/danyquinn about KP and how to deal with it. Besides the recs there, Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy is pretty popular among KP sufferers.

u/YOLOlemons · 2 pointsr/BravoRealHousewives

> She would probably call me oatmeal elbows.

LOL. If you're LUCKY. She's probably got all kinds of awful insults tucked up her sleeves under her church lady hats.

I've used this one with urea, glycolic acid, beta hydroxy acids, alpha hydroxy acids AND lactic acid. Worked well for me but I'm lazy too. And cheap. My kp cleared on its own from my arms, and on my thighs it's sparsely all over and not in dense patches. So I'd be braille butt.

u/rachamacc · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It might be Keratosis Pilaris. Gold Bond makes a cream for it and people in /r/SkincareAddiction have also had success with AmLactin lotion. I used the Gold Bond to clear up a breakout on my thighs and butt last year.

u/soggy_waff · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I think on a wet face would def be better than a dry one, and I’d say the gokujyun one bc it’s supposed to be the most hydrating (I think it’s also called the moist version) and they have it on amazon although idk where you are so it may/may not ship to you (there are two btw the link I pasted is the cheaper one, I think the only difference is the packaging)

For the eye thing, if your eyes are ok with it maybe try putting aquaphor around them before you put on your skin care as like a barrier? Not sure how well it would work tho :(

u/Fazbear201 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you’re looking for hydration, I would wholeheartedly recommend Hada Labo’s Gokujyun Lotion , which has an impressive amount of Hyaluronic Acid. If you want to use a toner with an AHA, then Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Acid Tomer has a low percentage (2%) that shouldn’t interfere with the LHA cleanser.

u/Nekkosan · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Most people like the Premium in the Gold bottle (serum like texture).

The original classic Gokujyun Moist is very good too and viscous but less heavy.

u/essenceofLLAMA · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi! I don't have a lot of specific knowledge about Japan, but here's some things that will hopefully be helpful:

  1. The definition and regulation of cosmetics, functional cosmetics, and medications are different in every country, and I'm honestly not sure where BP or SA fall in Japan or how they're regulated.
  2. I would look for an essence, serum, lotion, or cream with a known concentration of Niacinamide (usually 4-10%); there should be some good recs if you search the sub. [A quick search yielded a serum from 2Sol, and this MASSIVE list from u/GinsengBear and a Niacinamide wiki on r/SkincareAddiction.] Niacinamide is good for both anti-acne and anti-aging, and it helps support a healthy skin barrier. Making sure your skin is nice and hydrated helps your skin barrier also. You could try a Japanese lotion like Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist, which is loaded with humectants and has the consistency of a lightweight essence. Once you're confident you have a healthy skin barrier, you could add AHAs, BHAs, Vitamin C, and/or retinoids. I personally like Azelaic Acid for acne. Cos de Baha has a serum that a lot of people like on this sub (this might be Korean; I'm not aware of any specifically Japanese Azelaic Acid serums). Note: Before adding any ingredients that increase cell turnover (like acids or retinoids), you need to have your daily sunscreen sorted out; these types of ingredients increase photosensitivity and make you more prone to sun damage if used without sunscreen.
  3. Are you asking about face or body products? I would say if you're acne-prone, then I would avoid applying pure coconut oil on any areas of your face or body that are acne-prone, as it is highly comedogenic (it rates a 4 for comedogenicity on a scale of 0-5, 5 being the worst), so it can worsen your acne. I believe Nivea is a Japanese brand, and they have an in-shower lotion that I like a lot because I'm lazy about moisturizing my body, and it seems to work really well. There's a few versions that are all basically the same, but I prefer the Cocoa Butter one because the scent is the least offensive to me. Vaseline is a solid product; it's not comedogenic, but it's an occlusive, so you'd want to put something under it that would hydrate and/or moisturize your skin first (like the Hada Labo referenced above) and then put the Vaseline on top to lock it in. Otherwise your skin will still be dry, it'll just have a layer of Vaseline on top.
  4. Nivea also has a lip balm that's marketed for men. It's supposedly not shiny/glossy, has no fragrance, has SPF 15, and doesn't taste like butt. If it was available to me in a way that wasn't $8/stick on eBay, I would keep it in my purse at all times, because this is exactly what I want in a lip balm. To help keep my lips from drying out over night, I put a little water + Hada Labo on them, let that soak in a bit, and then seal it in with Vaseline or an overnight lip mask on top.

    Good luck!
u/funkyyshibe · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I got the hada labo gokujyun high moist lotion in the new packaging but the formula looks very clear and less viscous compared to the original packaging. I thought the new packaging didn't include a reformulation so I am confused why the lotion is so different. The links are the products in question. original

u/trx14 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hey I think I have a dumb question, but was the Hada Labo lotion repackaged? Or am I confusing myself on Amazon
Is this the same as this ?

u/ilovemyblt5715 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I use it morning and night. I do a “seven skin” method where I pat on seven layers of it and it has helped a lot! I have been struggling with the same issues as you since November and recently looked into Asian skincare products and methods. They are really big on hydration and nourishing your skin. I highly suggest (if you haven’t already) going to the asianbeauty reddit sub.
If you have any questions let me know!

Hada Labo Amazon

u/mateoenfuego · 1 pointr/Accutane

Sooo these are just suggestions 😁 you could pick one from each category...or just do it however you'd like lol



CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser 16 oz for Daily Face Washing, Dry to Normal Skin


"after shave":

this shit is AMAZZZZZING
seriously if you get NOTHING else, I'd say get this Paula's Choice toner. It feels like you're extinguishing a fire when you put it on (pour it into your palms and lightly pat on your face...then do it again).

Paula's Choice-SKIN RECOVERY Calming Toner-for Sensitive Facial Skin and Dry, Rosacea Prone Skin-Reduces Redness and Fine Lines-1-6.4 oz Bottle

HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Bioderma Sensibio Moisturizing Toner for Normal to Dry Sensitive Skin



Hada Labo Rohto Goku-jun Hyaluronic Milky Lotion, 140ml

Skinfix Gentle Lotion - Fragrance Free - 12 oz

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM 3 oz

Squalane Oil is terrific. Yes, it's oil, so you may be apprehensive, but it's an oil that your body produces naturally and it absorbs extremely well and quickly. Next to the PC toner above, this is probably my most useful product. (It's way cheaper on their website directly btw.)
Always apply any oil after everything else (except sunscreen, which must always go last).

The Ordinary 100% Plant-derived Squalane 30ml


POSSIBLE treatment:

I don't use any topical treatments for acne per se, but here is one you could certainly try (sparingly):

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (30ml)


Sunscreen (mandatory! 😁):

Cotz Spf 40 UVB/UVA Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin, 3.5 Ounce

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM 3 oz


Hope this helps!! :)

u/dibRex · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Looking for the product Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. The product packaging seems to differ between sites and countries and also versions. To add to this confusion, online retailer listings are not always very faithful to the product names.

So is this what I am looking for?
If anyone could help me with the Japanese? Thanks a ton!

Add. info: For combo+dehydrated skin that has been suffering lot of dryness/dehydration recently.

u/AllieGato · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! I'm looking for some routine help/ transitioning into a winter routine. I wanted to add some more moisture into my routine, so I purchased HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist since it was pretty highly recommended here. My question is when do I use it? In watching YouTube how-to videos, they say to use it immediately after cleansing, as a "lotion" in Japanese skincare is what Americans refer to as a "toner." But... I'm already using Thayers toner, and I use a few actives, and my thought is that if I put the hylauronic acid lotion on first, my actives will have a harder time soaking in (?). I'm pretty new to this skincare game, so any help would be appreciated.

As far as skin type, I think I have oily skin or maybe it's normalish? I don't know. My forehead feels oily by the end of the day. I don't know if any oil on the skin constitutes having an oily skin type, or if this happens to everyone. I occasionally get breakouts, but they aren't that bad, but I'm a picker (shocking? Is my anxiety showing? Oh my god am I doing this right?!?!?!), so I make them worse.


Here is my routine:



Oil Cleanse (dear, Klairs gentle black deep cleansing oil)

rinse off with lots of water in the shower

Tone (Thayers alcohol-free rose petal witch hazel toner)

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc (The Ordinary)

Moisturizer (Glossier priming moisturizer)

SPF (Supergoop! Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen)



Oil Cleanse (dear, Klairs gentle black deep cleansing oil)

Water (aqueous? Am I saying this right?!?) Cleanse: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser (Once I run out of this, I want to switch to something with a lower pH.)

Tone (Thayers alcohol-free rose petal witch hazel toner)

BHA (The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution)

Retinoid (The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane)

Moisturizer (CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion)


I've been following this routine since probably June, and everything seems fine. I think my skin is pretty resilient. I'm just looking to have a more of a "glow" and keep breakouts to a minimum (which also just means I need to keep my hands off of my face).


Again, main question is when to add in Hada Labo hyaluronic acid lotion. And should I even bother with Thayers? Any suggestions are appreciated.


Thank you!


u/NowAfterMe · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm looking to possibly incorporate Hada Labo's HA Moist lotion to my routine. Quick question: Should it come before or after Klairs Supple Preparation Toner? Or does it matter?

u/SpeechyKeen · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is the new version

I don’t think there were formula changes, just packaging changes.

u/loraliromance · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

(Just finished writing this...INC wall O' Text - sorrrrrryy)

Hello all! I'm extremely new to SCA, but holy cow I've learned a lot. I learned that I most likely have KP on my arms, which I thought I'd have to live with forever. Also, my entire life I thought I had impossible to remove (without biore pads, which was mega temporary) black heads on my nose, but I'm pretty sure it's SF now. You guys are like miracle workers.

So, I have a couple of questions.

First, I read the sidebar info on dark circles. I'm 26 years old, and I've had dark circles under my eyes since I can remember, I mean...I can usually lighten them with my makeup routine, but..if it's possible to correct this I'd love to. The skin under my eyes doesn't seem very thin, so I'm thinking that it might be hyperpigmentation and if it is...what AHA would you suggest?

Next question, and tagging on to my first one. I also read over the SF sidebar information and the suggestion to fix this seemed to be using AHA pads. Could I possibly kill two birds with one stone and get something for the hyperpigmentation and the SF? If so, what do you suggest? In the past my skin has always been pretty resistant to things like this's not quite...oily, but still feels...I guess a gross way? So, from the comments people tend to use St.Ives AHA, but a lot of them said they needed something stronger and without even trying it, I can almost guarantee, I'd need something at least 10%..I just know my evil skin...

What product would you recommend? I prefer to shop in person or on Amazon (free 2 day shipping, yay), but the only linked thing I could find in that post were these:

GoW Fruit Acid™10% Exfo Pads 50ct

I'll go with those if need be, but I was wondering if they may solve problems one and two?

Okay, sorry for the wall of text...last question!

*For the KP, which is 90% on my arms and on a bit on my legs, but mostly arms. What product would you suggest? I saw this linked, but I want to go with what you guys think is awesome sauce.

Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy

Again..sorry for the long post..but honestly my SO talked me into coming here and so many things that I thought I was stuck with...I've now realized might be something that could go away, so I could be less self conscious .

Oh, and I'm probably wrong, but I suppose you could consider me a blemish prone skin profile. I mean, my skin isn't gushing oil, but you can feel it and it never quite feels..."clean". I still get pimples and bumps on my face, almost permanently, but they do go away only to be replaced by others.

Thank you for this amazing subreddit.
Edit: And in case you need it, I live in Washington State. :)

u/Lord_Chase · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Isnt AmLaction a AHA/BHA product? That stuff leaves me with irriratated/burned skin sometimes and I hate using it.

The GoldBond lotion I have now has AHA/BHA/PHA

u/Leg_Butt · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Check out r/skincareaddiction if you're looking for a moisturizer that works for you! It saved my skin. Everyone reacts to skincare differently and a nice expensive brand that is great for one person might cause someone else to break out. I was buying so many expensive brands thinking they would work and finally settled on a cheap drugstore brand that I love.

(In case it's helpful, I have sensitive/acne prone skin, and the moisturizer I use now is CeraVe. If you want to try it out most Walgreens have smaller sizes in their travel section.)

u/JustLurking27 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yay! Just checking. [The moisturizing cream](CeraVe Moisturizing Cream | 19 Ounce | Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin is sold in a 19 OZ tub and it's affordable.

u/Dr_ChamP · 1 pointr/SebDerm

I use this one for everywhere except around my mouth. I use the squalene oil around my mouth :)

u/dr-mrs_seattle2019 · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Oooo after getting engaged, I was finally motivated to "treat" myself to a skincare routine. Honestly the two biggest things have been lotion (CeraVe) and sunscreen (Watery Essence). The routine starts at "night" in my mind:

u/BostonPhotoTourist · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

I like just the classic [moisturizing cream](CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 19 oz Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin

u/UsaraDark2014 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've decided to get more serious in trying to combat by PIH and need some help in formulating a new skincare routine. I usually do my routine every 2 days after I shower and am treating PIH primarily on my chest, back and shoulders. Whatever I plan on using on my face I was also planning on using there too.

My main problem is trying to figure out when to apply a Brooklyn Botany Vitiman C Serum, TO Niacinamide, and Rosehip Oil. My theorized routine is as follows:


CeraVe SA Body Wash

Eucerin In-Shower Body Lotion

Alpha Skin Care Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA

To Ordinary Arbutin

CeraVa Moisturizing Cream (for face, back, shoulder and chest)

Some other generic lotion for everywhere else



Where should I fit the Serum, Niacinamide and Rosehip Oil, and why? I've been reading that the Serum could come after AHA, but it interferes with Niacinamide, which I have no idea where that would go and why it interferes. I also read that the Rosehip Oil can be mixed with my Moisturizing Cream; just add a few drops.

edit and addition - My current routine is a simple body wash, Alpha Skin Care AHA 10% and some Hydroquinone cream (both on face, shoulder, back and chest), Moisturize then Aloe Vera. My skin type is also pretty normal, it didn't break out or anything when I first ever introduced the AHA, and with age my skin has seemed to become stable; I don't break out very often anymore, just recovering.

u/feathereddinos · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

(PART 1) I couldn’t fix my painful dehydrated skin until i incorporated urea and lanolin, and regular use of petrolatum into my skin care. But idk how you feel about those... It took me a good year or year and a half to fix my dehydrated skin from overexfoliation.

Also, putting on occlusives right away after you wash and put on humectants is super important. Otherwise it can dry you out more.

So what I do is use a very gentle, non-foaming cleanser (I use LRP Gentle Hydrating) and while my face is still wet, put on all my hydrating toners and serums. Then go into lotions and creams RIGHT AWAY. You can watch Dr. Dray on YouTube who describes why this works.

When my skin was SO full of pain, from extremely dry, tight skin and irritated acne-like cysts everywhere, the only thing that didn’t hurt like a mf was Vanicream. It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, azelaic acid, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!!

It took me hundreds of dollars and tons of trial and error and babying my skin to get it back to normal. Now I can use AHA, vitamin c, and even tretinoin and hydroquinone without a problem!!! 

No one or two products fixed my dehydrated skin. It took a TON of research over the years learning which ingredients were the most healing, moisturizing, how they work, etc.. And an entire routine around hydrating and moisturizing as much as possible. 

And i know everyone raves about the cosrx snail essence, but it didn’t do shit when my skin was that dehydrated. But there IS some evidence of snail healing damaged skin. The point is to put in as much healing and soothing ingredients into your routine as much as possible. 

I always make sure to include ingredients like: panthenol (derivative of vitamin b5), allantoin, urea, hualuronic acid, glycerin, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, ceramides (huge!!!), niacinamide (especially useful for brightening and healing your skin), petroleum (there is NOTHING out there that reduces transepidermal water loss like petroleum can. I tried to be all ~natural is better~ for a while, but realized it wasn't doing anything to help fix my skin), etc.

And not just adding these helped fix my skin, but leaving things out was a HUGE step in finally letting my skin heal. I avoid these like the plague: fragrance, natural (essential oils) or synthetic, alcohol anywhere other than sunscreen, sodium lauryl sulfate (sodium LAURETH sulfate is the gentler one, but I avoid that for my face too anyways. Any surfectants can be aided to be milder by adding cocamidopropyl betaine), all acids until my skin could handle them (interestingly enough, vitamin c serum actually helped my skin hold more water instead of hurting me), and things that I know irritate my skin.

Things that were/are biggest contributors of keeping my skin moist and hydrated, in no particular order:

Thayers Unscented Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel - the first thing that goes on my skin after washing. It's just water, aloe, glycerin and witch hazel. It's so simple but idk why my skin likes it so much, lol. It's HG for me.

Hadalabo Premium Lotion - HG, must have. ALWAYS put occlusives on top, do not wait for it to dry. Hyaluronic acids, urea, algae. This is my one non-negotiable skin care item.

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream - Super moisturizing. Colloidal oatmeal, glycerin, panthenol, petrolatum, a ceramide, dimethicone. (Also, people demonize silicones, but they are not bad ingredients. They are actually really helpful in keeping in moisture, providing slip, and smooth feel for skin and hair. And no, they don't prevent other things from reaching the skin.) And Aveeno Eczema Therapy Night Time Balm for something heavier but has same ingredients. You can use both.

And of course, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - ceramides, cholesterol, must have skin-identical lipids that dehydrated skin lacks, hyaluronic acid, petrolatum, dimethicone. This by itself didn't help a whole lot, but with an army of all the different gentle, soothing things, it helped tremendously.

CeraVe PM- same as the cream, but much lighter and has 4% niacinamide I believe. Niacinamide has been key to helping my dry-ass skin. It does SO many things. I DIY 6% niacinamide and 5% n-acetyl glucosamine to boost the niacinamide even further. But you can find this ingredient in loads of AB things and Olay products. Make sure the Olay stuff is fragrance-free if you get them. I like the Olay Anti-Aging Face Cream a lot. You can use the CeraVe lotion if you for some reason can't tolerate niacinamide, but want something lighter than the cream.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment - SLUG LIFE is a MUST if you have dehydrated skin. You can use Cerave healing ointment too, but it's redundant if you use the cream or lotion. It's not as occlusive as aquaphor. Aquaphor isn't just a more pricier Vaseline as people suggest. It does have white petrolatum that is oh-so helpful, it also has healing ingredients like panthenol and bisobolol, and also lanolin alcohol and glycerin for humectants. I put on a THICK layer of this when I go to bed.

If you wanna go a step further and go super saiyan, and you aren't sensitive to lanolin, you can use Lasinoh Lanolin before or after Aquaphor. I can't stand the smell of lanolin, but this one is medical-grade and doesn't have a smell. Lanolin is SUPER helpful because of it's crazy humectant properties but it also acts as an occlusive.

For just uber Panthenol healing, you can get something that stars Panthenol as the main star ingredient, like DML Forte Cream or Timeless Skin Care Vitamin B5 Serum. I don't use the cream anymore, but I do still use the serum. It looks expensive, but if you get the refill sale, it's about $7/oz (idk what country you live in, but this is the price for me in the U.S.). I HIGHLY recommend their vitamin c, e, ferulic acid serum as well when your skin can handle it. It works out to about $8 an ounce if you get it during refill sale. It stays good for a while in the fridge. I wrap it in foil and transfer it to a 1 oz dropper bottle for using it in my bathroom. It gives glow to your skin like NOTHING ELSE, and boosts your sunscreen (the antioxidants slow the degradation of sunscreen ingredients, giving a huge boost to your sunscreen) and has helped me with water retention. If you can't get it on refill sale, use the HotandFlashy (I also recommend her Youtube channel) code hf5off to get $5 off. It's a forever coupon code.

u/scienceraccoon · 1 pointr/WomensHealth

Oh. I'd say try putting some heavy duty moisturizer (this one is my fave) for a few days and see if it clears up. If it doesn't, go see your GP.

u/uwhuskygirl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is my first post, so I hope everything's right.

u/Fiiretrucks · 1 pointr/KoreanBeauty

If your skin is feeling tight, that means it is dehydrated. I have dry/dehydrated skin as well and also used some of the cleansers (Cerave and hada labo) you listed without a problem. What I did to help with my dry skin is to use a hydrating toner and a good moisturizer to seal in the moisture.

Hydrating toner recommendation:
Isntree Hyaluronic acid toner
Hada Labo hyaluronic acid lotion Moist
Hada Labo Premium hyaluronic acid lotion

Moisturizer Recommendation:
Etude House Soon Jung intensive Cream
Cerave Moisturizing Cream (heavier cream. Don't use too much.)

If you're using a hyaluronic acid product and you live in a dry climate, make sure your face is damp before applying it and use a moisturizer before it all evaporates. If you're still having problems, try adding a facial oil as the last step of your skincare. I use the ordinary marula oil and it's been working great for me.
Sometimes your skin is dehydrated is because your skin barrier is damaged so you might want to look into a repairing cream or serum. I've only tried Dr. Belmeur Recovery Serum and it was so hydrating. I used it after toner and before moisturizer. Last but not least, don't forget to drink a lot of water.

u/alphaiten · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

I'm not who you asked, but here's what I use:

And here's a list of other good moisturizers:

I currently apply mine 4 hours after my morning application. It's my only opportunity since I go to sleep after I apply it in the evening.

u/alanayvonne · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I've found the Cerave PM to be more harsh than the one in the tub. Maybe you could try the other one instead? It does not have niacinamide, which is something many people have a sensistivity to.

u/ikindoflikemovies · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I'm not a professional so just know that this worked for me but might not work for you and might make things worse depending on what is really going on. The best thing you can do is talk to a dermatologist and try to get an actual diagnosis.

If you do try the cerave, hopefully it helps you like it has helped me. I use the cerave moisturising cream (different than the cerave moisturising lotion). I believe the cream is better suited for faces. It's also better to use it with the pump as opposed to scooping the lotion with a finger because you might be spreading any fungus or bacteria into the tub.

I'd recommend using it every morning and night and within two weeks, you'll know if it's making a difference or not. Hopefully everything works out!

u/charliemcdermott · 1 pointr/AusSkincare

They have been making cerave in the tub with a pump for a long time now. Maybe buy one with a pump and just use the pump-lid for both tubs?

u/rensidtrav · 1 pointr/ftm

Gotta agree with everything said here. I use Cerave "in the tub" as my moisturizer with a pump lid. It can be found at stores like Walmart or on Amazon. It's for normal to dry skin, so if you have oily skin I wouldn't use it as it's fairly thick. That being said, Cerave also sells lighter moisturizers. Here is their website.

u/sewballet · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK
u/yarnowl · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It did! I ordered it on Amazon and it came with the pump.

u/mbwalkstoschool · 1 pointr/yoga

Many folks at r/skincareaddiction including myself recommend cerave for all parts of the body including the face, hands, and feet. It has a thick formula but for me it still tends to soak in quickly so if she waits about 10 minutes between application and returning to the mat it shouldn't leave a residue.

Good luck!

u/aeraly · 1 pointr/Fungalacne

I'm currently using Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel pump (SPF50 + PA ++++) 140g which turns clear as soon as you rub it in. I think I found it on the master list of FA safe products. I really like it, but it leaves a dewy look (not matte) just fyi!


u/BurgundySnail · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Skin Aqua has a 140g pump sunscreen, it's currently $11 on amazon. Around the same price on ebay.

u/mastiii · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I like this one. You can get it on Amazon or Ebay. That one I linked looks like it might ship from Japan, so it takes awhile. This one is Prime eligible so you'll get it faster (even if you don't have Prime).

This one is popular as well, but I haven't tried it.

u/gummypills · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

The skinaqua one they are talking about down there v is even more affordable than the nivea one and has ++++!

I'd get the max possible for face use, and be more lenient towards body. It's not just about tanning, it's the factor that protects skin against photo aging and damage, so it's important!

I think some of the lower + ones also dont protect against all lengths of UVA rays, which do most of the damage.

I'd probably use Biore milk in the summer because of sweat and humidity and something cheaper for all other seasons

u/Pomagranite16 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I started seeing a dermatologist about a year and a half ago. Since then, I have done very little experimenting.

I follow the same routine day and night.

  • Clearasil daily facial cleanser. (over the counter) I find that it helps my skin heal and grow back very fast around the areas that I have been...abusing. I used to have a bad picking problem. I've used it for years and it has always helped my skin, though, it did dry it out a bit.
  • (Derm Prescribed) Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash. (over the counter) Really great for acne prone skin.
  • (Derm Prescribed) 1% Clyndamyacin wipes.(Pharmacy) Helps heal broken or inflamed pores.
  • (Derm Prescribed) Benzoyl Peroxide. (Pharmacy) NIGHT TIME ONLY. I get a specific generic brand, as others have dried my skin out immensely or are very sticky. I only wear it to bed and only if I feel a break out coming or after I have already broke out. It helps even my skin tone as well.

    Aside from that, the only things I have added to my routine are: moisturizer, sunscreen, and face masks. The moisturizer I use, I started wearing in the winter, since I just moved way up north from a super tropical climate. It's a great formula, not greasy, and I use on my face, as well as the rest of my body. I may have to change it once the spring rolls around, though. I bought this suncreen because of the recommendations, and bc it's Japanese. It's really light, not greasy, milky, thin, and dries fast. Moisturizes too. Truly s lovely as everyone says it is.

    My face masks are kinda just a fun thing I do. They are not on my priority list and I use them sparingly. And I do a different sheet mask every time. I only use Korean masks because they know what they are doing. Never had a problem with K masks.
u/tag_bitch · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

The Skin Aqua UV Moisture Gel comes in a 140g pump bottle. I'm oily and I don't mind it but it does give a "glow" to the skin. If you don't like that, or if you're afraid of your skin making the oil productions seem even more significant because of it, you can always powder it down to set. My personal favorite to powder down with is the Innisfree no sebum powder.

u/PimauwJiph · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

Haha yeah, it doesn't have a lot of slip, so it's hard to spread it out.

What moisturizer do you use? Try to find Vanicream. It comes in a large, inexpensive pump bottle and they sell it at most drug stores. That's what I use most of the time.

I wouldn't apply the oil yet, but that would be the first thing I would add on to your routine when it's time. The fewer things you apply at first the better.

You should always wear sunscreen. The sun damages and ages everyone's skin. The most effective thing you can do to improve your skin as you age is to wear sunscreen regularly.

Sunscreens in the USA are pretty terrible due to a classification issue that makes it difficult for new sunscreen ingredients to be approved by the FDA. I use Japanese sunscreens. They sell them on Amazon, but they ship from Japan. They are non-greasy and better at protecting skin from the sun. Many of them, even the inexpensive ones, include things like hyaluronic acid. They're awesome. Some examples: here, here, here.

u/ItsOkayToLurk · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I suggest reading this for your stretch marks.
What worked for me for my acne was Dr. Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap. Remember to dilute it! Scrub your back with it and after the shower apply an unscented lotion. I am queen of exfoliating so I like to use Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion

Remember, what works for some doesn't for others! Don't be afraid to play around with products.

u/BiffyMcGillicutty1 · 1 pointr/popping

Check out r/SkincareAddiction. Look at the About pages for links on how to resolve most skin issues. I’ve been using this and it works wonders without drying my skin.

u/hounds-of-love · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

this, it's literally just called alpha hydroxy glycolic acid cream lol. if you struggle with body acne or texture i highly recommend it! i dont find it too strong/heavy for my face but they also make a slightly weaker formula meant for the face

u/newbierookie · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi, I've been browsing this sub lately and wanted to ask you if there's any difference between these 3 lotions? If not which one would be a better option? My main reason to use this is for my Keratosis Pilaris on my arms.

  1. AmLactin 12 % Moisturizing Lotion
  2. Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion with 12%
  3. AHA+ (Glycolic Acid - 10%) from
u/Lindseyj66 · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Unrelated to your rant, but if you want help fading the scars look into a lotion with an AHA if you haven't already. It should help the scars fade over time.

I compulsively pluck my leg hairs and it's left me with some nasty scars from things like ingrown hairs.

Something like this

u/thatotherlife · 1 pointr/abdiscussion

thank you so much for your reply , that men comment sealed it for me :):)

I am so inclined on buying that alpha , [its this one right ] (

Is the urea one more effective or is it because your daughter wouldn't wear sunscreen ?? Also you said you won't wear this ALPHA in summers at all, if i use a good sunscreen then I can right ??

sorry for bombarding you with questions, my KP has been such an issue ( at least in my head ) I am so determined to be rid of it somehow..

u/KarenHugerMole · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's $16.00 on Amazon, are they selling you a double pack maybe? I use mine daily.

u/_slightly · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

An AHA is the best option. When I use one of my body I prefer this.

u/huevs · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Hi guys! Really interested in incorporating hyaluronic acid into my skin care, and have been eyeing the Hada Labo Rohto Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist.

However, I see two listings for it on Amazon-- this one is a bit cheaper than this one, and also lists parabens further down on the ingredients list, so I'm def more interested in that first one. In the Q&As, the seller states that the packaging is different than in the older listing because it is the reformulation from summer 2017 (therefore it has new packaging). Is this true? It barely has any reviews so it seems a bit sketchy to me. I don't even see the supposed reformulation on the Hada Labo website.

Does anyone know if it's a fake or legit? Please and ty.

u/Miwwies · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have combination skin and during the day I use Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist and Cosrx Advanced Snail cream as moisturizers.

At night I will also use the same products but if I feel I need more moisture, I will add a 3rd moisturizer: Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask. This is a cream and definitely feels heavier and a bit tacky. I'm not a fan of it but I haven't found anything better so far...

u/stussie · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I'm trying to buy the hada labo gokujun toner on amazon, but i'm not sure which is the formula that everyone talks about ;; the 2017 one or the old one??
the new 2017 formula (seller answered a question confirming the ingredients were in a different ratio)

"old" one??

u/cinninn · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I suggest oils like rosehip and marula for moisture but I know the folks over at /r/asianbeauty looove their CORSX snail essence! so definitely give it a try and see if you like that or any of the aforementioned oils better under your nightly cream!

hydrating lotions (they’re called lotions but are basically the same as toners) like this one from kikumasamune or this one from hada labo could work! but try the COQ10 spray! it might work just fine for you. (:

u/bulldog1425 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Definitely second the recommendation to see a derm. In the mean time, the biggest game changer for me when my skin was similar (but problem area was chin instead of forehead) was a $4 tube of Benzoyl Peroxide from Target (Clean & Clear Persa Gel 10, or the generic Up&Up works too). I smear that on over my problem area as Step 0 of my routine every couple of nights and let it sit for ~10-15 minutes before washing it off with my normal cleanser. I also LOVE Hada Labo Gokujun moisturizer. Buying their products can be overwhelming because there are many different varieties and very little information on them in English, but this kind is my favorite after sampling 3-4: HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

u/ArcticFoxBunny · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Nivea is really heavy for daytime. What about something with Hyaluronic Acid, which will make your skin more hydrated -feeling? Hada Labo makes good ones. HADALABO Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

u/hmtpnw · 1 pointr/tretinoin

I love it. I have had zero flaking or skin irritation since I began using it. I mostly use it at night as it’s definitely on the thicker side. I use it in the mornings on days when I’m not wearing foundation or when my skin is extra dry. I haven’t even been using aquaphor anymore as it’s been keeping my skin so well moisturized when I sleep.

Full disclosure: I’ve also been using this as a toner.

u/loverink · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Try adding in something with hyaluronic acid or a serum step.

I'm also prone to dry skin and I love Hada Labo Lotions. (It's not a lotion, it's a hydrating toner. It's from overseas and they call it lotion.)
The moist is the most popular. I love the premium.

You may find experimenting with an occlusive at night helps lock the moisture into your skin.

u/elainedefrey · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If you live in the US, you can get a sizeable tub on Amazon for $10. That's the kind that smells like a sheep, which I don't mind, but I guess there are kinds made not to smell like a sheep. Lanolin is the only thing that keeps my lips from being too dry, as well. I keep some in a little pillbox and use it throughout the day

u/greeneyes826 · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

do you know offhand if any pure lanolin would be ok? I found a jar of it on amazon for $8 for a huge 7 ounce jar. Seems to be cheaper than anywhere else. This is it.

u/buggle19 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm using this one. It's huge and I'll probably never use it all but it works really well. It's also really sticky though so i only use it at night. I've never used any other lanolin so I don't know if others are less sticky.

u/ahoffman1217 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've purchased this one for the inside of my nose and it works really well: NOW Solutions Lanolin Pure, 7-Ounce

Amazon sells little jars it could be transferred to but I'm not sure if that would interest you lol.

u/Buddyboy1212 · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/lorettoberg · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I purchased a tub of lanolin last night, and it's the best thing. It's a little hard to spread, but I think leaving it near the radiator might help it. It's incredibly nice for chapped lips- and so far makes them feel great even after the 'lip balm' feeling wears off. AND it's not quite as sticky as Bag Balm.

u/bevinny · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Nope! I’ve used a few different brands, as long as it’s 100% lanolin you should be good. I’ve been using this NOW one and I’ve barely made a dent in it after using it daily for about four months! But you can usually find pure lanolin in the baby skincare section at the store

u/cmunk13 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want any of the lip balm making supplies on my hobbies list. I make my own lip balm because it works better and I can tailor it, but I can't justify that I "need" any of it because chapstick exists. And it's way more expensive and totally unnecessary but i'm a perfectionist.

u/motherofferrets · 1 pointr/AskWomen

This is the one. Sorry for the long link. I can't Reddit on mobile :/

Now Solutions Lanolin Pure, 7 Ounce

u/isthiswitty · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Pure lanolin. It lasts for ages and is for srs one of my new favorite things. This is the one I bought on Amazon. It seriously saved my lips this winter. I also use it to help heal a few scars I have and it's been doing a p great job of that, too.

u/brynhildra · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I would add for the Natural Moisturizing Factors some products that have the hygroscopic ingredients (specifically urea for ones I've listed), because for me a dupe of the Natural Moisturizing Factor would be products that contain actual NMF:

  • Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream: price varies, I bought it a few weeks ago for $12. Has 5% urea
  • Hada Labo Premium Lotion: 3% urea
  • Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream with 5% Urea
  • Sebamed Extreme Dry Skin Relief Face Creme: 5% urea

    I mention this because the only reason NMF performed well for me was because of those ingredients, and my body lotion that works best for me has similar ingredients (hygroscopic ingredients like urea, lactic acid, sodium pca, and amino acids like arginine, alanine, threonine, histidine, serine...). The CeraVe products do not function the same because they don't have any significant NMF (hyaluronic acid and glycerin are the significant ones), and the star ingredients are ceramides, which are important emollients and serve a different function.
u/THROW_DIABETES_AT_U · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Wow, thank you for the lengthy reply. I'll look into some products that you mentioned in the first few steps and see how they work out for me. I definitely agree it will be something to do with un-moisturized skin, I just need to find the right products that help my skin as opposed to creating another problem. Since making this post and reading your response, I have ordered this, [this]
(, [this] ( and this.

As for the Lotrimin Ultra, would something like this work?
It contains Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1%, not sure if that's similar to Butenafin Hydrochloride by any chance? If not I have found the exact product you mentioned, although it is a bit more on the expensive side in comparison to what I'm used to. But I will definitely give it a try.

Thank you again for your response, I will hopefully report back soon with positive results!

u/JulienJules · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For any product on Amazon, I look at the question/answer section, and also read the reviews. Here is the link to the one that I’ve purchased; great product!

u/Feather-Light · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

> Although my skin looks hydrated, it doesn’t feel hydrated, if that makes sense?

That does make sense. While you don't think you have dehydrated skin, I'm pretty sure you do. If you smile or make weird expressions, your skin probably pulls or feels tight. That's classic dehydration. To fix dehydration, you need hydrating ingredients, which are classified as humectants. It's really unfortunate that you can't use hyaluronic acid, but you can use glycerin and urea still! I'm not that familiar with non-hyaluronic acid toners, but the Eucerin 5% urea cream is pretty well liked. I recommend reading reviews on it!

u/Butter_Lettuce_ · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Either Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea or Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream Night 5% Urea With Lactate. I was thinking about using one of these as my facial moisturizer but I don't think that the former was specifically intended for use on the face. I'm also not sure about the lactic acid content here. Would using this every day result in over exfoliation?

Edit: I just realized which sub this is. I hope that someone can still provide some insight.

u/yoloforfroyo · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

[MOISTURIZER HELP] Hi! Also a longtime lurker first time poster! I need some helps with dry flaky skin, particularly around my nose and under my eyes.



PC Hydrating Cleanser



Biore 50+ Sunscreen

**moisturizer help**



PC Hydrating Cleanser

Tretinoin .05

**moisturizer help**


Moisturizers I Have

I currently have the cerave tub, but it stings when I put it on at night after the tret. I also have TO HA 2% serum, TO Niacinimide 10% serum, TO natural moisturizing factors +HA lotion, Eucerin Advance Therapy clear ointment (thick occlusive) and I really just don't know what to use to get enough moisture for all day. I've found that adding the TO HA serum just 'rolls' off into jelly bits into my hands if I touch my face or put makeup on it (the makeup or eyebrow pencil just rolls it off, it's very unattractive haha).


Moisturizers I'm Interested In Trying

I was thinking about which of the below to get and how to incorporate them into my routine! (i have bothersome sebaceous filaments by my nose and no real acne problems). If you have tips for the small black dots near my nasal folds too that would be great :)

- TO Squalene / Hemi Squalene / Fruit Oil (favorites?)

- Hadalabo Moisture Plumping

- DR Jart Cream - seems a bit expensive

- Hadalabo Premium Hyaluronic Solution - could I just use my TO HA Serum differently instead of buying this. or would this solve the makeup issue. I don't wear foundation but just under eye concealer and eyebrow pencil

- Stratia Liquid Gold

- Eucerin Urea Repair Cream 5%

- Cerave Healing Ointment - better that the Eucerin Advance Therapy clear ointment (thick occlusive) I already have?


What do you all think? Which is worth getting? Please let me know which new products you guys have discovered and solved your flaky skin (and in which order to use AM and PM)? I would so so appreciate it :)

u/topknot1975 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried using a cream/lotion with urea? Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea

u/hayjoe · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Product question that I am feeling very silly about. I've been wanting to try urea after hearing about how it can help get rid of dead skin layers. I ordered this product Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream With 5% Urea 75ml from Amazon. I didn't notice until I received it that it is intended for "areas such as hands, knees, and elbows."

Can I use this on my face or would be a terrible idea?

The ingredients are "Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Urea, Butyrospermum Parkii, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Sodium Lactate, Dimethicone, Arginine HCL, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carnitine, Lactic Acid, C18-36, Acid Triglyceride, Chondrus Crispus, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

u/flyingpanda32 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Try exfoliating with a gentle sugar scrub a couple of times a week, then use Amlactin lotion or something similar. Amlactin has lactic acid in it to help gently exfoliate your skin. I don't have "strawberry legs" but this helps my legs stay soft and smooth, and it helps with the mild keratosis pilaris on the backs of my thighs.

u/TripleVisage · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Using my beauty account for this-

I've had bacne problems since highschool and recently decided to stop being shitty and really tackle it. General washing helped but here are two products that I think you should try out:

AmLactin "12% lactic acid neutralized with ammonium hydrox". I bought this exact bottle from Amazon. Here's what you do- shower with soap and warm water (using water that's too hot for too long will actually strip the good oils and make your breakouts worse) then get out, pat your back/shoulders dry, and rub a thin layer of AmLactin lotion all over until it's absorbed. Then put on a clean cotton T-shirt and go to bed.

So that's the lactic acid route, which has had quite good results for me. It went from 7/10 severity to 3/10.

The other thing I recommend, which I am waiting for in the mail currently, is Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray, which is the Salicylic acid route and as far as I know can be used in conjunction with the AmLactin or by itself, though with this one you want to start with only a little bit and gradually increase the dosage to 1-3 times per day to see if it dries out your skin too much. I've only heard good things about this.

Other than medications, what you can do is use "gentle" everything that touches your back. For me, it had a lot to do with general sensitivity to the harsh stuff. When I use dryer sheets or heavily scented soap or laundry detergent, my body acne is worse. Using this "natural" laundry soap and "scent-free" stuff helped out on the clothing front. Even if you don't think you're allergic to anything, I've found that hypoallergenic bathing and laundry products help a lot, actually.

Good luck, bacne really hurts the ego sometimes.

u/AiyZ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For the body acne, this is highly recommended!
For the face its a bit more difficult because you say that you never use cleansers because its so sensitive, have you considered ocm? Oil cleansing? Info on that should be in the side bar but you could use baby oil for it which is really cheap. I was going to suggest trying this for the face but you say its very sensitive so I don't want to cause some crazy acne breakout!

u/meowbeepboop · 1 pointr/PCOS

I've found that exfoliating and using lotion designed to slough off dead skin cells works for me. It's not a cure, but it really helps me deal with my dry, flaky skin if I do this regularly. I use a lotion with lactic acid and a Japanese scrub towel.

u/THE_PULLOUT_KING · 1 pointr/acne

In my case, the ass/thigh bumps turned out to be keratosis pilaris, not acne. Or at least they responded well when I started treating them as such. I just use unscented bar soap, exfoliate gently with a washcloth a couple times a week, and then apply this stuff afterward (and again before bed when I remember). It's stinky lotion, but it worked for me. Not flawless but enough that there isn't lingering PIH anymore.

This post was popular on /r/SkincareAddiction yesterday and takes a different approach:

Just some ideas!

u/quetzales · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Keratosis pilaris can be really painful; I'm sorry yours is causing you so much distress.

My dermatologist suggested that AHAs effectively exfoliate the skin, clearing up keratosis pilaris. AmLactin 12% (which contains lactic acid, an AHA) has worked for me. I started with once-a-day application, then worked up to twice a day in the awfully dry winters we have here.

Several people have also mentioned Goldbond Rough and Bumpy, which apparently has "AHA, BHA, and PHA plus 8 intensive moisturizers."

That being said, my kp is not that severe. I would advise you to consult a dermatologist, especially if you feel that your kp is more than can be managed with a lotion routine.

EDIT: English...

u/weimin3196 · 1 pointr/progresspics

/u/audiblespectrum and /u/a_stitch_in_lime

this the lotion that you guys are referring to?

u/MGA11 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

I use this to scrub, it'll also be really easy to wash your back too. I switched to Dr. Bronners soap.

Amlactin lotion also saved my butt.

u/Moonfrog · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I have dyshidrotic eczema that flares up on my hands, elbows, knees and feet along with eczema (not sure on the type) on my eyelid. Mine is synced to my cycle at the moment which absolutely sucks. Anyway, I use this...well the nz version of it which is for dry skin. When its really bad, I apply a thick layer on the eczema and wait for it to dry. It seems to help more when I apply the thick layer and it gets rid of the redness. I also top it with vaseline when its super bad. It heals in a week rather than ten days or more. Mine isn't chronic (as in I get flare-ups rather than having it all the time but it is chronic in the sense that I have it for the rest of my life) so maybe thats why it heals with just normal moisturiser.

I'm also looking at amlactin which has lactic acid in it. Supposedly its good for eczema. Also eucerin makes pretty good stuff for eczema. /r/eczema has more recommendations.

u/LilaLawless · 1 pointr/blackladies

I use a mixture of different acids, I found a good selection on the MUAC website (makeup artists choice)

Right now I'm using the 5 Acid Body Peel - Only once a week, and I wear a lot of sunscreen with it, it's sort of an intensive treatment and has the 3 main acids I was looking for - lactic, glycolic and mandelic

I also moisturise with Amlactin every evening and with this Alpha hydroxy acid body lotion every morning after my shower

It's pricey (for me) and I want to look for homemade alternatives, but I'm scared to mix acids and whatnot on my own so this will have to be it. Beauty is (financial) pain ;)

u/AppleButterToast · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If it is Keratosis Pilaris, then tell him to try some products with AHAs in them. I use Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap and Mario Badescu Papaya Body Lotion and they work well for me. A lot of people also recommend AmLactin, but I haven't tried it.

u/kai-funk · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I love Buffy as well for managing the KP on my legs. Unfortunately I don't think it's the best option for OP as it's pretty expensive ($24 for a large bar which will last you about 2-3 months if used every other day).

I actually think the cheapest option is buying the large 20 oz bottle of Amlactin from Amazon for $20.

u/CommonSuit · 1 pointr/keratosis

Also becuase I’m from the UK I’ll send you back the same products on the UK amazon just to check,

Squalane 100% Pure, 2 fl oz (60 mL)

Jojoba Oil Nature Shine 100% Organic 120ml Pure & Natural Cold Pressed Aromatherapy Unrefined Moisturizer for Face, Hair, Skin, Nails, Cuticles, Stretch Marks & Sensitive

For the scrub they don’t sell it on amazon UK so this is what I’m using at the moment

Soap And Glory Scrub Of Your Life...

Loofah I’m using is

Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - White

And another one is this:

Korean Italy Towel Exfoliating Bath Washcloth [4 Pcs] (Green) Techef Home


Amlactin 12 % Moisturizing Lotion...

u/SterFriday · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

In the U.S. you can get it at CVS or Walgreens type stores. CVS has a store brand version that is way cheaper. Also available on Amazon, here's a link for reference:

u/ihearbanjers · 1 pointr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

I also have KP and have been picking since I was about 10 (15 years now...). Here are a few products that have helped both the KP on my arms and scars/acne on my face:

u/finalDraft_v012 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I've heard that bio oil can help even out dark areas of your skin, and have been tempted to try it myself. I've heard of people using it on their face, you can check the reviews and see what you think yourself. Some people think it's a miracle product.

u/anonymous053119 · 1 pointr/pregnant
u/liljay2k · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/MegaBeholder · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

What kind of body moisturizer do you use? I had a patch of skin on my calf similar to the skin condition in your photo for a couple of years. Nothing seemed to get rid of it until I started using a new body moisturizer a month or so ago. It’s nearly all gone now. If it’s helpful, I’ve been using Cerave.

u/esco123 · 1 pointr/eczema

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion (12 oz)

How about that?

It has ceramides and Hyaluronic acid

...i just noticed the cream i linked to before is sent from Japan so I'll have to wait while for delivery

u/CerezatheLittleOne · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Shave in the direction the hair is growing, afterwards use a 2% salicylic acid product which will reduce redness and inflammation, and use a moisturizer which will also reduce redness and inflammation afterwards. If you use the products I link to it will definitely help you, but there are thousands of similar products so feel free to check them out. Please don't listen to those other people, hot water will dry out your skin and make red bumps even redder especially if you don't moisturize. As for cutting yourself, you have to be more careful and don't feel the need to stretch your skin while shaving. If you do shave in the shower, cutting yourself will be easier cause there's no mirror.

u/spoinkaroo · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This probably belongs in the stupid questions thread but what is the difference between cerave in the tub and cerave in the bottle? (shown here

u/gotti9660 · 1 pointr/Accutane

It really is just all about being persistent. Usually what I do when I have problems with being very dry (happens once a week or so for me) is ill start with the CeraVe in the tub in the morning and put on a fair amount, then I use the CeraVe Lotion (which is different than the tub) and I apply that several times throughout the day. I keep a bottle of this on my desk at work and at home. Then as soon as I'm getting ready for bed, I apply another thick batch of the CeraVe in the tub again. Have you also tried Aquaphor? Everyone's skin is different, some skin likes Aquaphor better which is more Petroleum based than the CeraVe which is more of a cream -- personally, I just don't like the greasiness feeling of the Aquaphor, so I'm thankful CeraVe works for me. I've been very happy with all of their products.

u/Jazzyjose8 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is a basic routine that I think is great for anybody
Cleanser: you said you have dry skin so you need a more hydrating cleanser

Chemical exfoliant: I recommend a AHA exfoliant from Paula's choice AHA's are generally good for dry skin and not as drying as salicylic acid

Sunscreen: in the AM is a definite must for anything wrong with your skin really I recommend the cerave am moisturizer (make sure weather you pick that or not you get a sunscreen with at least spf 30)

Moisturizer: I also recommend you get the cerave moisturizing lotion
I said mainly all cerave products cause they have great ingredients and are pretty affordable for most but try them out for your self and see how u like it idk about a hydrating cleanser though

u/soccerperson · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

This stuff?

I've read it's good to use a moisturizer with vitaminc c and hyaluronic acid. Looks like this lotion has hyaluronic acid. Do you have any experience with using vitamin c? Supposedly it's for anti-aging/wrinkles

u/aonesaucy · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

They also make one specifically for the face with spf in it, but the normal one is pretty good for me.

u/getyashinebox · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

care to recommend a regimen and some affordable products? right now i'm using just this as a moisturizer:

btw, i never wash my face with soap and have never had an issue with acne or oily skin.

u/bette_noire · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

It's this one that looks like body lotion. Cerave Moisturizing Lotion The consistency is thicker and more emollient than the PM for face, but not add thick as the cream in the tub.

u/kiyyou · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

The issue(s) you need help with: I feel like a skin care disaster, I definitely need help developing a routine.

Skin type: Combo I guess? I have no idea. Some parts of my skin are dry and sensitive, like my eyelids. Others can be oily like my forehead. The pores on my nose are humongous and I'd like to reduce them. I was told my arms have keratosis pilaris but I never followed up with that.

Routine: I shower exclusively at night, occasionally using Public Goods Moisturizer and Lotion afterwards. I had been using Cerave but i got suckered into good marketing. I switch between using Ivory Aloe, Public Goods Body Wash, and Public Goods Bar Soap on Salux Wash Cloths. I was using a new loofah every month but I switched to the wash cloths and saw an improvement. Since I have three I was going to rotate them every few months but I realize i should probably wash and rotate them more often. I was also considering getting the Super Hard ones because my skin doesn't seem to be clearing up like it did when I first started using the cloths.

Location: Texas, USA

PM me for photos cause I don't wanna put my face on the internet

u/Hotpwnsta · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Whatever you prefer! I've seen people just use one or pick a combo like use this during the day, this to cleanse, and this at night. I'd just start with the lotion or regular cream (not night cream) and see how it does then expand your arsenal from there.

u/MangoWhoDidNotLive · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Skin type: oily(?)
current routine: moisturizer on affected area every morning and night [tried out cerave daily moisturizer lotion, and now trying out cerave pm facial moisturizing lotion]

So a bit of background, I always had a dark patch on my face just under my lip, which you can slightly see here

I decided to try to combat my acne by using products such as [paula's choice BHA]
cerave hydrating facial cleanser and cerave daily moisturizer lotion

but then eventually the dark patch on my skin got really dehydrated (? I'm only saying it's dehydrated because of how it's all dark and textured is because of how its all gray and textured, although I dont know if it is infact dehydrated or something else)

I didnt know what was causing this to occur so I stopped using all my products and although all my acne came back the dry patch stayed [I stopped using products for a little under 2 months until I succumbed to the temptation to use the earlier mentioned moisturizers on that area] I honestly dont know what to do at this point, I know the FAQ says that after you feel like you've tried everything it's time to see a dermatologist, but I'm hoping someone has experience with this to help me, I dont know what exactly I should be looking under because on the surface it looks like really dehydrated skin but maybe I should be looking under a different topic? or should I just go off and head to the nearest dermatologist asap?

u/mmkhaimm · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Combination Skin/ Sensetive to Chemical Burns: | Canada: | Acne Prone/Red Spots :

Current Routine/Products I'm Using:


  • As soon as I wake up, I wash my face using CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

  • Put on CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

    Post Gym

  • Again, wash my face with the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

  • Take a Shower

  • Apply CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion


  • Wash my face with the CeraVe Cleaner

  • Dry my face very well, and wait for 30 minutes

  • Apply LESS than a pee sized 0.05% Tretinoin Creme

  • wait for an hour, then apply CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

  • Take a 100mg Minocycline Pill.




    My Main Concern

    CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion makes my face Itchy (especially while working out), and am suspecting that it's causing my face to break out in red spots ( Underneath the skin, without bumps).


    What am looking for:
    Is a recommendation for a non-clogging moisturizer, For sensitive skin. That won't make me itchy or break me out in red spots.
u/GardenFungus · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It's definitely dry, what I don't know is if it's dry and oily or just dry cause it's winter, I don't remember it being this dry couple of months ago but atm it hurts to frown etc. my cheeks feel normal most the problem is forehead.

I was using Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash and sebamed clear face care gel (which tbf doesn't feel very moisturising but works great at fighting spots).

either way if it's just dry and not dehydrated a softer cleanser such as Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser - 200ml (which apparently is non foaming according to SCA) and a new moisturiser; CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion (which is apparently good for dry to normal skin will help)

I don't have a sunscreen yet but I live in the UK and dont use an AHA so not hugely worried.

u/Osubu · 1 pointr/aznidentity

I use Cerave's Moisturizing Lotion once in the morning and once at night before bed.

u/JustRestin · 1 pointr/eczema

my advice for scratching. Find convenient lotion products that you can keep at hand.

I have on my desk.

I have in my car.

When I catch myself scratching, I just dab some lotion on instead.

Try to replace the scratching habit with a moisturizing habit. The key is to make it super convenient to get to the moisturizer.

u/skillaz1 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Okay then I'll stop using it when my eucerin urea cream is delivered(hopefully tomorrow). Few questions, is the urea cream hydrating enough as a moisturizer? If not then I'll try to buy the CeraVe facial lotion u recommended. Is this the right one?

And what more products do you recommend? Since the shipping is like $13 I want to get more products that are hard to get in Europe.

u/ManicPizza · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Thanks! My skin is not terribly sensitive but my eyes are. They get sore even when I put stuff just on my neck! But maybe of these things are very delicate they might work

Do you mean this CeraVe and this La Roche?

u/BreezyOG · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My current routine:
wet face

apply CeraVe Foaming Cleanser(

After having applied cleanser to all of face I use this brush for approximately one minute anad then I rinse my face with water(

After using the brush/finishing the cleansing process I use one of these pads and I apply it to all of my face

I let my face air dry for like 30 seconds after using the stridex pad and then I apply this moisturizer lotion (

I believe that I need to start using some sort of sunscreen, no? If so what should I go for? I don't really know where to look for them just by searching "facial sunscreen" on amazon. ( This one looks good based on the reviews but 1.7 ounces for $25 is kinda pricey considering that I'll be using the same amount of sunscreen as I would for my lotion. I have normal skin. Any advice on my current routine or input on what sunscreen I should get that's great for the price would help. Thanks.

u/Puppywanton · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I don't see why not, moisturizing in general helps with eczema. I would only use it if your skin is intact though. If you have an active rash that's weeping I would avoid it due to the high amount of lactic acid in this. If you have dry skin and want to prevent eczema or if your skin has lichenified from an old rash then yes, this will definitely help. A better lotion that you can use anytime, anywhere would be this

u/auburrito · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This happens to me a lot. I typically have messy hair, so I don't really bother with that, but the rest of my routine is as follows:

u/GoblinTart · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm mobile so I can't clicky. Edit. It clickyed. Nevermind

u/madame_flowerbitch · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Carmex body lotion mixed with CeraVe lotion because I was consolidating body lotions. It works surprisingly well...

u/xamdou · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: acne breakouts among face, neck, chest, and back

Skin type: combination, very oily T-zone

Current routine:

AM: Cleanse with kaolinite clay, BP wash on face, Selsun Blue on body. Moisturize face with Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion and Murad Oil and Pore Control. Moisturize body with Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion or B&BW Body Cream

PM: Same as morning. Night face moisturizer is just Cerave Night Cream.

Now, this routine is working pretty well, and I definitely attribute that to the Murad products. I was wondering if there was anything similar that I could use for my body and/or in place of the Cerave Night Cream. One thing I noticed was that the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion has retinol in it and I feel like that makes the biggest difference for me. Any combination of products doesn't seem to work as well if there isn't some sort of retinoid present.

u/0761 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, new here to ScA. I saw this thread was active even after being posted some days ago; so I signed up with hopes to become an active member of the community :)

Little about me: I haven't been doing skincare stuff all that often. In fact, I'm quite new to it. In addition, I'm currently rather young, and pursuing skincare in the hopes that once all of the 'problem areas' of my skin are clear, I can establish a daily 'up-keep' routine; preferably as minimalistic as possible (anti-bacterial soap & moisturizer).

Anyhow, the below is the information relative to my current situation. Feel free to flame me for what I'm doing incorrectly; although I would greatly appreciate hearing the reasoning behind your opinion(s). Looking forward to hearing some feedback and, hopefully, contributing at a later point (perhaps when I'm more informed on the matter).

Skin type: Blemish Prone (per my take on the guide)

Current routine:

  • Morning:

    • [Shower] Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash (excluding facial application) (

    • [Shower] Neutrogena Rapid Clear Foaming Scrub (SA 2% - facial application only) (

    • Equate Beauty Spot Treatment (BP 10% - facial application only (spot treatment)) (

    • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Daily Leave-On Mask (BP 2.5% - applied everywhere spot treatment wasn't - facial application only) (

    • CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion (Hyaluronic Acid - face & neck application) (

  • Evening (12hrs later):
    • Same as the morning

  • Occasionally used:
    • Hibiclens (Chlorhexidine gluconate solution 4.0% w/v - Spot treatment applied via directions on bottle with q tip - tested extensively via separate patches of skin) (
    [?] Applications are extremely conservative, but becoming less-so over time

    Note: In addition, I'm changing bedding, towels, and wash-cloths often.

    How long: I've been using the above routine consistently for around two to three months now. And although my skin is getting better, the transition has been extremely slow. At times it causes me to wonder if there are things I can be doing differently. My motto when doing this has resembled something of "Rome wasn't built in a day". In that time I've effectively reduced all cysts, nodules, and pustules down to papules and open/closed comedones. I am happy with the progress that's been made thus far, but I am working towards clear skin altogether.

    Anything new: Pimples will appear (and re-appear, respectively) from time to time, but I usually am able to eliminate said blemishes within the realm of a week (or sooner). I figured this was a good sign. Other than that, I speculate that I have found some instances of staph infection on the surface of my skin, and am planning an appointment to the dermatologist when I get the chance.

    Location: Arizona (aka the surface of the sun). I feel this will prompt quite a few responses regarding sunscreen, and I have recently embraced the idea of including it within a routine; especially in my recent quest to eliminate the vestigial red-marks (PIH?) lingering on my skin.

    Matters of concern:
    I'm very liberal in my application of the above BP 10% 'spot treatments'. This my be irritating my skin unnecessarily, but I haven't experienced any obvious irritation. I'm also considering purchasing more Hibiclense with the intent of wide-spread usage (in an effort to clear the additional acne from my chest and back), but I don't know how effective that would be considering it wouldn't penetrate the skin like BP.

    Of course, thank you all again for the (potential) input. I greatly appreciate anyone who puts in the time to help a new-comer like me. <3
u/jgeeeeeeee · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey! The one thing I wish I knew when I was a teenager was to stop using the harsh stuff specifically made for acne. The proactive is probably irritating your skin and causing more acne, especially since you said you have dry skin. I whole heartedly believe the more simple the routine, the better. Acne is really just caused by dirty/dehydrated skin. Once the acne is there, it can be treated with certain harsher topicals, but starting with a routine that will gently clean your skin and keep it hydrated will keep the acne popping up in the first place.

tbh I would trash the proactive and that neutrogena moisturizer. I've used both, Proactive ruined my skin and that moisturizer didn't moisturize nearly enough for me. I would get the cerave foaming face wash and the cerave daily moisturizing lotion. I was having skin issues last year and started using just these two products and my skin made huuuuuge improvements. I still use them daily. (I'm only 22 btw) Moisturizing is really the key to clear skin.

Also, I know this is super annoying to hear, but just drink a shit ton of water. It's the easiest thing you can do to help your skin and it truly does make a difference. If you can, stay away from dairy. Dairy is literally just loaded with cow hormones meant for a baby cow to grow. Humans don't need cow hormones, and thats why dairy makes a lot of people break out (including me) but thats a rant for another time.

Hope this helps!!

u/othersidewrites · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

First of all, I agree with the suggestion that you check out r/skincareaddiction. More specifically, without knowing more about your skin, here is what I'd recommend for you:

  • A very simple facial cleanser like this CeraVe one - or check out the list they have on the sidebar in Skincare Addiction. Use this once in the morning and once at night before bed

  • Stridex pads in the red box. These will help with your acne/ingrown hairs. You can use it on your face, arms, wherever. Start off using this once every day or every other day...You don't want to stress your skin out by doing too much too fast.

  • A simple moisturizer like this. Use it after washing your face (or after using your Stridex pads).

    For your lips and nails I highly recommend getting Aquaphor Healing Ointment to use on both your lips and your cuticles. Aquaphor has a different product designated for lip treatment but IMO the healing ointment works much better on dry lips (plus it's multi-purpose).

    Also, if you can afford it, go get a manicure (yes it is possible for men to get manicures...they can clean up your nails for you). Then try to maintain the work they've done on your own with your nail clippers/scissors.

    For your hair since you haven't told us too much about it... If you can afford it, go get your hair (and beard?) cut professionally and ask the stylist for very specific tips and product recommendations. Ask them how you should be styling your hair and how often you should be washing it and getting it cut.

    Good for your for working on self-improvement! Good luck!
u/_-Mayday-_ · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I try to keep mine simple while still doing what I can to prevent further damage. I didn't take care of my skin at all in my 20s so I'm undoing damage now, but the vitamin C serum and sunscreen combo have helped a ton. I have fairly sensitive skin, and it gets easily dehydrated as well.


u/Veltan · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I use this stuff for dry skin. I don't have eczema, but I know people who use this stuff for it and say it works wonders.

u/PhillipMB · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Check out the /r/SkincareAddiction side bar. Here are some favorites they rave about (and I use myself with good results):

  • CeraVe oil-free moisturizer - this shit makes your skin feel so soft and good. I literally smile when I apply this.

  • Elta MD oil free sunscreen - sun screen that doesn't leave a white residue after applying, doesn't clog pores, etc.

  • Cetaphil gentle cleanser - I don't personally use this, but it's a very gentle cleanser and shouldn't hurt your skin. Good way to get rid of the dirt on your face at the end of the day.

    You should go and read the side bar and do your own research before you use anything though.
u/touchyfeely · 1 pointr/Makeup

I also have chronically dry skin (feel your pain!), so I try to exfoliate and moisturize twice a day.

This is the BEST moisturizer I've ever found, and I've tried quite a few. It is thick, absorbs well, and highly moisturizes. Try mixing it in your palm with a little jojoba oil, which is supposed to be chemically very similar to your skin's own oils, allowing it to absorb very easily.

Remember to do it as often as need be to get your skin soft again! I sometimes have spots that take constant application for weeks until they are back to normal.

u/horseshoe_crabby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Cetaphil tub I'm referring to:
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry, Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free, Non-comedogenic (20 Oz)

Simple cream I'm referring to:
Simple Skincare 24 Hour Nourishing Cream Moisturizer, 1.7 Ounce

u/housesnark · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


will this pump fit this cetaphil tub? everything I could find only mentioned the cerave in the tub.

u/tommyprosi · 1 pointr/Accutane
u/Lossandra · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I don't have the super oily face issue, but I have eczema that leads to cracking, bleeding knuckles (and random other spots). Cetaphil in the tub (the pump bottles are not the same) helps a lot. Also, strangely, tanning stimulates my skin to produce the correct oils. I don't know, but it might also help with the overly oily face issue. I don't tan for color, so I keep it pretty limited since I don't care for the long term negatives of it...but I did start only after a dermatologist suggested it as an alternative to the light therapy they wanted me to try (which had a ridiculous cost even with my insurance).

u/Kit-the-cat · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I too had little to no acne (save for my time of the month) until I got the Mirena. I used to get deep hormonal acne on my forehead, jaw, and chin. After 3 years of dealing with it I've finally figured out how to maintain clear & moisturized skin without getting the deep/painful zits.

My routine now:

I currently use a BP cleanser (this one by Neutrogena) AM & PM

Then a salicylic acid cleanser (also by Neutrogena) AM & PM

To combat the potential dryness from the chemical exfoliation plus winter weather, I use several different moisturizers.

I use my normal "light" moisturizer (by Proactiv, I'm currently looking for a new one) AM & PM

Wait 5 minutes

Then I lightly wet my face with water, and apply a hyaluronic moisturizer cream (by Olay) but you can use a hyaluronic serum instead PM Only

Wait 10 minutes (until fully absorbed- face isn't sticky)

Then a layer of thick/cream/hydrating moisturizer (I really like this by Cetaphil but I hear it breaks some people out and can be greasy) AM & PM

Finally seal it all up with Vaseline if it's night time.

I think if you don't already use BP and SA you need to go slow and alternate them (one per day). My skin is pretty desensitized to them so I don't notice any redness or flaking. Oh and if your makeup doesn't have any SPF in it you should add a sunblock product in the AM after all the moisturizers, but before your makeup primer/foundation.

u/InhalingHelium · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I've never gotten a rash from it, I think you need a new jar! And I really like Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, it gets the job done and doesn't irritate my skin at all :D you can find it here or at your local drugstore! Good luck!

u/CasualFriday11 · 1 pointr/bouldering
  1. Pick up a can of Climb On. SKINourishment climbOn Bar 1 oz - Original
    After you shower or wash your hands, disinfect any hangers and apply this stuff. Also apply before bed. It helps the skin to heal.

  2. Watch this video on how to tape a hanger: typically after I tape up, I move to the vertical wall and try to climb things with good crimps instead of jugs, just to give the tear a break.

  3. Blisters: disinfect a needle, disinfect the skin (I stole some alcohol pads from the first aid kit at work). Poke a hole going from the edge of the blister through to the middle of it. Drain the fluid into a tissue. Disinfect the skin again. Let that heal up.

  4. Sanding down calluses to avoid hangers: I picked up a sanding block yesterday, coarse grade. I sanded a callus before it started. Eventually it tore but it wasn't a bleeding gash, I was actually able to keep climbing on it after I taped it. That's my only feedback, only tried this once.

    From what I read, everyone does things differently, so I'd experiment with all of these. After 3 weeks of climbing, my skin seems to have toughened up enough to where I'm not tearing/bleeding after every session. It sucks, but the best thing you can do is take 2 days off to heal if you've got a bleeder. On those days I'd work out legs or abs just to make sure I did something.

    Have fun! I'm learning along with you!
u/LadySkywalker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

26! You can do it! Item and have fun!!

u/darkmagico · 1 pointr/powerlifting

Climb on bar

This stuff is awesome. I used to tear callouses all the time when I was into climbing and this worked great for healing.

u/MaltedBarleyMaven · 1 pointr/malegrooming

Here is my routine with items and products that work for me.

DAILY Morning:

  1. Scrape tongue; rinse with water; brush teeth for 2 minutes; floss; rinse 1 minute with alcohol-free mouthwash and then gargle 30 seconds with a little more mouthwash; brush tongue with vegetable glycerin.
  2. Shower with warm- not hot- water; shampoo (every other day) and condition (every day); wash pits, feet, in between toes, crotch and crack with antibacterial soap and washcloth; wash rest of body with loofah and body wash of choice.
  3. Wash face with warm water and a gentle face cleanser; shave; apply witch hazel to face, neck, and forehead; apply moisturizer with SPF
  4. Dry off completely, especially pits, in between toes, crotch, and crack; apply Fresh Balls , deodorant, foot cream or powder , and hand cream (as necessary).

    DAILY Night:

  5. Step 1 of morning routine
  6. Wash hands and clean under finger nails * with antibacterial soap
  7. Wash face with warm water and face cleanser; apply moisturizer.

    WEEKLY Sat or Sun: (In addition to daily routines)

  8. Use a face scrub in the shower, gently, especially to the areas you will be shaving; clean under toenails with a nail brush*
  9. Soak feet, particularly in summer and/or you have to wear work boots;
  10. While feet are soaking trim fingernails * and clean under them with pointed end of a nail file*, carefully; dry feet.
  11. Trim toenails* and clean under them with nail file*.
  12. Check nose, ears and eyebrows for any hairs that need to be trimmed or anything in between eyebrows that needs to be removed.
  13. Shave back of neck and around ears

    * Use separate tools for hands and feet to avoid spreading any potential fungus to your hands

    BI-WEEKLY Sat or Sun:

  14. Manscape after the morning routine.

    I have a few resources that have specific guides, I will post them later. I hope this is somewhat helpful and if you have any questions, let me know.
u/mr_bacon_pants · 1 pointr/Supplements

I've tried Hydromax and it was alright. Though everything I've read is that GMS and hydromax are just powdered glycerine. So I switched to taking 10g vegetable glycerine and really like it. Seems to help with pump and energy a little, it's sweet, and it's a lot cheaper

u/otarono · 1 pointr/poledancing

So I have this issue too, especially on chrome. My skin is super dry but sometimes my palms are way too sweaty if I'm trying new stuff out or it's hot. If my palms are sweaty, I do tite grip 30 mind before and then dry hands during practice.

BUT, for my dry skin, I bought glycerin and cut it with 50% water at first - later I went to 75% water and found I liked that better.

You need to give it time to dry and get used to the pole burn again, but I can actually grip the pole now lol. I would highly recommend it 100%. I moisturize with corn huskers oil on pre-pole days.

u/homedude · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

Not sure if you know this already or not but VG is actually sold as a skin protectant and moisturizer. You can purchase USP grade (vapable) at the pharmacy, wal-mart or a host of other places.

u/LizMEF · 1 pointr/fountainpens

You could try adding the teeniest tiniest bit of glycerine to a sample of the ink (not the bottle, in case you use too much). A tiny amount on the tip of a toothpick is enough to start.

I bought this (just so you know what we're talking about):

Some people recommend liquid dish soap, but you'd want it to be clear, and the chemical makeup of those can vary, so I personally wouldn't use that, but you can try if you want.

u/naval_person · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

My local Whole Foods store carries "NOW Foods Vegetable Glycerin" and so does Amazon LINK. I looked hard but couldn't find it at Walgreens, Target, or CVS.

u/adriel208 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I prefer this VG, it is very clean tasting and does not trigger the allergies I have to some VG's (I think I am allergic to a preservative used in some brands)

u/BlackPriestOfSatan · 1 pointr/hookah
u/DrLOV · 1 pointr/MakeupAddicts

You need a binder to add to your shadow and alcohol mix. Glycerine is the easiest to get and commonly used:

You may need to play with how much you need in your shadow, usually one to two drops. If one isn't enough, you can break it apart again and add another drop. And press it again.

u/math_teachers_gf · 1 pointr/beauty

I smashed my face last year when I fell down a mountain. Thanks to the following, my face is back to the exact same with the exception of a teeny scar. Mederma, a tad expensive due to SPF but worth it cuz it was my goddamn face, triple antibiotic ointment linked here but cheaper when purchased as a generic, and Cocoa butter with vitamin E, also available in Walmart/Target places for half the price as listed here. Basically what you're looking for is lotions with vitamin E. I've had luck looking in the "ethnic" hair/lotion/body products section, and there's a whole variety of oils and lotions and rubs. Personally, my favorite is this one and it's usually $2 in store. Bio Oil can be a bit expensive, but a great and comparable product is Africa's Best Moroccan oil, or generic Baby Oil. Again, most of these products are available at Walmart/Target for a fraction of the price. They're all fairly pricey online because of the weight/shipping prices, despite it being shipped via Prime.

u/ThorsKay · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Bioil

Price (range): $12.49 for 14.2 fl. oz

Country of purchase: USA

Skin info: All skin types, Stretch marks, pregnancy

Ingredient list: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, PurCellin Oil, Calandula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Chamomile Oil

Special info: Hypoallergenic, anti-aging, hydrating. Has won over 126 skincare awards since introduction in 2002.

Experience & opinion: Smells great, works great. I’m on my second baby and I put on 65lbs with the first one. Not a single stretch mark. I’m halfway through my second pregnancy and I use it religiously. Great for scars, uneven skin, any problems really because it doesn’t clog pores.

u/T-roy9444 · 1 pointr/Fitness

It's been posted here before but people say this stuff helps some. Link

u/TheNiffny · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Wow! Firstly, you look beautiful as is. I would kill for my breasts to look that good! Secondly, I had very similar stretch marks on my breasts and sides after I gained weight. I used this stuff called Bio-oil and it worked like magic! I used it twice a day and after I went swimming or took a shower during the day. I saw a difference in weeks and the marks started fading by month two!!

The only other thing I'd like to suggest is that you put a little more effort into accepting your body as is. Trust me I know acceptance doesn't come in a bottle and it's way easier said than done, but it's important. I know I spent a lot of time, money, and energy fixing things that I thought were "wrong" with my appearance; as soon as I got one issue under control I would just find something else to be unhappy with. It's a nasty cycle. I don't know if you can relate, but I just hope you are prioritizing acceptance because our bodies are depreciating assets anyway. Invest your energy inward.

That being said, you should do whatever makes you happy cuz I wish you lots and lots of happy :-)
Good luck!

u/saralifts · 1 pointr/Fitness

Moisturizer is really more of a preventative - not a fix. I worked for a skincare retail store and we used to sell a stretch mark cream. Women went NUTS! Instructions said to use to help prevent stretch was just shea and cocoa butter in a nicer bottle than our other lotions -__-

I'm not familiar with Bio Oil so I can't really weigh in there. I'd suggest purchasing it from somewhere with a good return policy. Ulta (linked above) will allow you to return it if you didn't like the product.

u/Gingersnapandabrew · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

Its a mixture of different oils, but most importantly for psoriasis it contains vitamin E oil, lavender oil, and chamomile oil. These help control the itching, are anti inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti fungal. Bio oil also has very little smell so you can apply it without worrying about smelling like sir freshener :)

u/InigoMontoyaIsNotMe · 1 pointr/loseit

I've heard that Bio Oil helps to fade them. My cousin used it during her pregnancy and she barely has any visible stretch marks.

u/Cephalopodic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YAY! I love being an aunt! Congratulations to you and your family.

I ain't birthed no babies! But I do have stretch marks that need to be gone before my tropical vacation, and that would make me super happy. :D

Happy Birfday! I would certainly have to recommend A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! The series is super awesome. :)

Have fun at school!

u/kellybuMUA · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Here is the Amazon link :)

u/BlaineWolfe · 1 pointr/Fitness

It depends on how long you've had them, the amount of progress can be made to reduce the appearance. If you've had them for a short period of time you should get a Micro needle Roller measuring at 1.5mm in length and use it with Bio-Oil. Now even if you've had stretch marks for a long while this method will still work, but it is far more effective the younger the Stretch Marks. Now what this will do is DRASTICALLY reduce the appearance of the stretch marks, It won't completely eliminate them though. I use it every 3 days and I can tell you it's probably the best thing I've ever used. I used to be really overweight.

u/JustWonderingBIOTCH · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Try this: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm, 1.35 Fl. Oz.

I also struggle with painful cysts that take FOREVER to heal no matter what i treat them with. I incorporated this balm on a whim cause I’d just seen it recommended on this sub a lot, and I swear it soothes my breakouts like nothing else has. I didn’t research much on it, but I’m pretty sure the zinc+other moisturizing ingredients it has provided an amazing combo for helping the cysts heal more quickly and healthily. Give it a shot!!

u/jugband-blues · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I gave myself a pretty shitty chemical burn on the side of my nose a week ago and it's pretty much gone after using this.

u/oscarjeff · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream is amazing at calming red, inflamed, and irritated skin. Like when your whole face feels raw and like it's on fire? The cicapair cream has calmed that significantly overnight, essentially compressing what used to require days of healing into a single night.

The active ingredient in the cream is centella asiatica. There are other products, such as LRP Cicaplast Baume and serums, that also have centella asiatica. I haven't used them personally, but I've seen a lot of people recommend the LRP version.

u/onwardtomanagua · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

I feel you :(

Cocoa butter was the only thing that worked when I had p on my face. La Roche posay makes a balm that I like a lot

u/ImmaTriangle · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use this cream to reduce the appearance of dandruff around my hairline. It also got rid of a patch of eczema I had on my face in less than 3 days. This stuff is seriously worth the money it gets rid of scars, rashes, dry skin, cuts, it does everything! I seriously recommend it!

u/charlottehaze · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Just started Accutane (Claravis), 60mg/day yesterday, and have changed up my routine recently based on lurking around this sub and r/Accutane. Any general comments/feedback would be much appreciated!

Skin type: Oily for sure, but I am positive it's about to become dry with the Accutane. In changing up my routine a few weeks ago, I tried to pick products that seemed to work for people with both skin types generally (maybe just with different frequencies of use) so I could use them before and after I finish the course.

Current routine:


Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser to cleanse

Klaris Supple Preparation Facial Toner for toner

Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for moisturizer

Sun Bum SPF 30 fPVNM Sunscreen, Original Face Stick -- I know it's not the best, but I live in Portland/Seattle so the need is not as dire as in other places


Lush Ultrabland to remove makeup
Remove makeup

Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser to cleanse

Usually after cleansing I use a mask -- I had been using more acne-targeting masks, but since I am switching to sheet masks, which I used to only use occasionally. Right now, I have Benton Snail Bee High content Sheet Mask Pack and Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, but I also really like Origins Drink Up-Intensive and Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask. When I need spot treatment, I am obsessed with Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

Then I go back and do -- Klaris Supple Preparation Facial Toner for toner

Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Multi-Purpose Balm Cream for moisturizer

Edit: I used to use (and still have left some) of Lush's Herbalism. I am not sure I should keep using it on Accutane, since it exfoliates, but any commentary on that would be appreciated!

u/what_the_deckle · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Issue: Small bumps on forehead, around mouth. These occasionally are kind of itchy or raw-feeling. They don't seem to get worse or better, just bump along their little bumpy lives.

Skin type: Generally on the dry side, nearing 30. Occasional problems with cystic acne but the Effaclar Duo really helped with that. I do have bangs, but the worst spots are below where my bangs touch if they do touch (they mostly swoop to the side/are curly and fly up)

Current Routine: Morning / Wash with water, Juice Beauty 30 SPF mixed with Boots No 7.. I found the zinc to be too drying on its own and I'm too impatient to layer, so I mix equal parts and slather it on. Evening / Wash with Boots No 7 Melting Gel Cleanser. Apply a thin layer of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. This stuff is amazing for my hormonal cystic acne. I've been using it for 2 months and it's really kept the cysts away. Wait a few minutes and then apply a thin layer of the Boots No. 7 lotion. When needed/Once a week or so / Manuka honey mask. La Roche Posay Cicaplas Baum. The Baum is amazing for those dry skin spots after acne clears or on your nose if you've been sick.

How Long: This exact routine I've been using for two months. Nothing new or added, no random sheet masks for at least a month. The Effaclar Duo was a great help to my cystic acne, but it hasn't seemed to help those little bumps. If anything, it weirdly feels like it makes them rawer.

Location: Northeast USA

u/rboymtj · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

This Eucerin or This Aquaphor.

It looks like they sell it in tubes too, but I just buy the tubs. I don't notice a difference between the two brands, to be honest. I use it almost every day and a tub lasts me like 6 months.

u/carsonk1000 · 1 pointr/funny

Buy this and put it on every night. Finished my 6 month cycle last summer and this worked like a charm. You will need chapstick during the day, but this will keep your lips from bleeding at night.

u/unwellboy · 1 pointr/AskDocs

NAD, but looks like some type of dermatitis (eczema or psoriasis?). I get something similar on my neck. Avoid wrist watches or bracelets since those can exacerbate or even cause rashes. Try to keep it clean (avoid soaps if possible) and use emollients (I use ).

For the following, you should really consult a doctor first: If you don't think it's scabies or some other infection, hydrocortisone cream can reduce itching and redness. You can get these at any pharmacy over the counter.

Do you have any issues with the joints in your wrist? Swollen? Painful? Warm? Diminished range of motion? These might be important for your doctor to know.

Good luck!

u/floofypanda · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use the regular(?) Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy

u/depression-hope · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

There are a variety of ingredients, methods, and products that could potentially help you. The problem is everyone is different, so it will have to be a careful trial and error (and patience over a period of time) before you can pinpoint the right solution for you and what the original cause was.

If you're going to try products, I highly recommend you buy small sample sizes if possible and try them out one or two at a time. Be careful and start small, especially with active ingredients. They're quite potent, which means they give powerful positive results, but you can also risk overusing them or using them in a dangerous combination. So do your research about correct application and be careful.

  • BHA (salicylic acid), such as Paula's Choice or Stridex. A very popular ingredient with a great track record in preventing/clearing acne, clearing acne scars, and generally improving texture, tone, and color. I would recommend getting sample sizes of these to start.
  • Azelaic acid is another great way to tackle both acne and scars. Paula's Choice has a great azelaic acid + salicylic acid combo that I highly recommend.
  • Vitamin C. Can help greatly with acne scars. Paula's Choice, The Ordinary.
  • Sulphur is known to be antibacterial and a mask containing sulphur can help suppress breakouts. But most likely will not help with scarring. Sunday Riley Saturn mask helped a few people I know with cystic breakouts.
  • Differin. Contains adapalene which is known to clear and prevent acne. Be really careful and don't use with exfoliants.
  • Benzoyl peroxide. Pretty commonly used to clear and prevent acne, but it has the unfortunate affect of bleaching clothes/pillows/etc and can be pretty strong. Paula's Choice.
  • Aquaphor/vaseline/hyaluronic acid. It's possible your moisture barrier is not doing so well right now. Counterintuitively, being too dry can exacerbate acne. Also, if you're using exfoliants or other active ingredients, you'll want to make sure to stay hydrated and moisturized. Aquaphor, HA. Also recommend this Hado Labo HA cleanser and oil cleanser for a very hydrating double cleanse.
  • Sunscreen. You don't mention it but you should be wearing a daily sunscreen that's non-comedogenic, especially if you are trying any of the products above. La-Roche Posay, Elta MD, Neutrogena.

    The list goes on and on but you can start your research here.

    To eliminate causes, pay attention to when you have breakouts. Make sure the products you're currently using are a good pH and aren't breaking you out to begin with. Don't eat dairy for a long while until you know it doesn't cause the breakouts.

    Hormonal acne is most often clustered on chin and jawline, is often cystic, and often flares up once a month (aka period). If that describes you, you might want to talk to a doctor or dermatologist about whether it's hormonal or not, because there are treatments for that, such as birth control or spearmint tea.
u/Hazeldd · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I used this on my lips and dry patches!

And yes massage it in for for 10-15 seconds

u/Hsniffer42 · 1 pointr/opiates

I understand exactly what you mean. But yea This is what I'm talking about. I use the netty pot to clean out my nose and then right before bed I put some aquaphor in each nostril. Not a whole glob so I can't breathe, but just enough and my nose feels so much better after a single night of use. But if you use it every night for like a week your nose will thank you.

u/TronArclight · 1 pointr/eczema

> I'd look into using Vanicream

Is this the vanicream you were talking about?

> You may want to use an electric shaver

I already do use an electric shaver but for some reason the eczema still remains... I suspect this is due do me scratching unconsciously while I sleep...

> My biggest advice is focus on your hands and your upper lip. You need to lock in moisture

I'm thinking maybe I should moisturize every 1 hour by setting an alarm and see how it turns out. Do you think this is overkill?

> When your hands are that bad you should put a thin layer of cream, like cerave

I'm sorry I'm not sure if I follow, I thought Cerave alreayd locks in moisture? Also, is this the Aquaphor you're referring to?

> Others might suggest you look into increasing your vitamin d production

I've actually looked into this before hand and was told by a teacher in the past to take Vitamin D pills. Should I do a combination of going outside more and taking a Vitamin D pill or does the kill tie into your advice with Multivitamins?

I really appreciate your insight on this it is very useful to me

Edit: With my current blanket, should I get a "duvet cover", for example this cover here and put my current blanket inside it or do I need to buy a different blanket?

u/teethwhiteningomg · 1 pointr/Swimming

I use the plain old bodywash provided by the gym in their showers, but the key is to really hydrate with lotion after you get out of the shower and dry off.

I use this stuff all over my body, this stuff on my knees, elbows and bottoms of my feet and this stuff on my hair. Seems to do the trick- skin stays nice and soft and I no longer get comments saying, "you smell like a pool." Oh, also shower BEFORE the pool so you're wet when you get in, helps protect your hair from absorbing the chlorine.

u/Morgaine1795 · 1 pointr/gardening

Use some Aquaphor and soft gloves when you go to bed.

u/IllegalBeaver · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Aquaphor healing ointment hands down. My daughter gets raw skin around her lips if she eats citrus fruits. It burns, cracks, sometimes weeps. We smear this stuff on her lips and surrounding skin each night and it helps heal and protect. I use it on my cracked fingers when my eczema gets bad in the Winter. You can also get it in tube form so it's less messy to use.

u/SorryLepidopterist · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This is the stuff.

u/jaredpatton173 · 1 pointr/CrohnsDisease

For skin irritation/burning/itching I use Aquaphor.

For sores or other issues that are a tad more severe I might just use vaseline.

If I am in real pain whilst using the toilet, instead of using toilet paper I'll use a toilet Sitz bath.

Probably one of the best thing's I've used to help treat issues down there. Usually What I'll do is after you're done going, fill the bath with as much water as you can, preferably as hot/warm as you can take it. Then pour some epsom salt into it. Next you just have the bag filled with hot water, and it circulates the water in the tub. The water just drains out the back into the toilet. It makes wiping a lot easier and makes your bottom feel a lot better. I highly recommend trying this if nothing else.

Best of luck!

u/evonebo · 1 pointr/tifu

Get this ointment, it will help with the healing process.

u/Dvdrummer360 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I don't know if there are any products that prevent it, but one product I use for getting rid of irritated red skin is this, and it's worked great for me.

This would probably work too, and maybe better, but I haven't ever used it.

u/bichuinhucvailon · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

is this the one u referring to


the occlusive is the one using after the moisturizer layer to alleviate water loss on your skin right? Im not so sure with all the lingos.

u/beautygonewrong · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have suffered from hormonal acne for years now. I’m also on birth control pills (Sprintec) and have tried different types of birth control... but this did not help. I’ve been on a handful of different types of antibiotics (that didn’t work for me) and have been on one course of Accutane. I still get flare ups but they aren’t as bad as before.

A few questions and suggestions around things that have helped me:

  • What type of makeup do you use? There are comedogenic (pore clogging) ingredients in most makeup. It can also take weeks for pimples to emerge so taking care of your skin day after day is important. I use Bare Minerals ORIGINAL Loose Powder.
  • What type of shampoo and conditioner do you use? Again, most shampoos and conditioners have comedogenic ingredients. I use GIOVANNI Tea Tree Triple Treat.
  • Use laundry detergent that is scent free and that has the label “Free & Clear”.
  • Try to find a benzoyl peroxide that also has sulfur in it for spot treatments. I use a brand from an acne specialist and it clears them up in a couple of days.
  • Use a face product with Mandelic Acid!!! I haven’t tried this specific brand but MUAC (Make up Artists Choice) has a few products that contain Mandelic Acid.
  • Don’t touch or pick your face!!! And wash your hands often!
  • Put a shirt over your pillowcase before you go to sleep each night. Make sure you wash the shirt after a couple days of use!

    Other suggestions:
  • Start creeping on r/SkincareAddiction or r/AsianBeauty
  • Online consultations from Oakland Acne Specialists. This is where I go... but in person.

    Edit: wanted to also say that Mandelic Acid helps with hyperpigmentation and has been my holy grail for preventing new breakouts. Always start slowly with new products as they can cause more breakouts as your skin adjusts. Also, if you need a heavy duty moisturizer, I would suggest slapping on some Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
u/savethaplanet · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction
u/winnieginnyjean · 1 pointr/Reduction

stock up HEAVILY on cotton gauze, paper tape, aquaphor, and steri strips. steri strips are amazing. my surgeon placed inch long pieces all along my incisions, and told me to keep them on until they fell off. as they fell off i replaced them with longer pieces because the swelling made me feel like i was going to pop open. i pulled them off in the shower every few days to replace with clean pieces and i wore them for a few weeks after i had my stitches taken out, really until i felt like my skin had come back together. i liked to put bandaid brand gauze pads over my regular thin gauze for cushioning under clothing and to keep aquaphor on the skin. aquaphor will be really helpful in keeping incisions moist so they don't scab but also will help the gauze not stick to any pus or blood within the incisions.
also a nice fan will help keep you comfy and is great for air drying your skin after showers before reapplying tape and gauze (:

i found this bra to be the absolute comfiest. the fabric is thick and soft and the back is mesh for ventilation.

u/cryoKing · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

Personally, i have found this cream to be extremely effective: Cerave Sa Renewing Skin Lotion.

I used to have pretty severe redness and itchiness, but I lather it on really well after a shower, and it seems to do the trick.
If i don't take good care of myself (no excercise, heavy partying, etc), it tends to flair up pretty bad. Also, i lather up pretty good now before lending myself a helping hand...

u/MakeupAddiction_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

I would recommend sugaring in the future (as well as this bomb SA lotion. Always great to see them when I look straight ahead and line up the middle of it so much.

u/apricot_pocket · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Someone posted a few weeks back that this doesn't have the right ph or something yada yada works for my face and smoothed out some bumps on my legs so I still recommend it: CeraVe Salicylic Acid Lotion on Amazon Canada!

EDIT: The American Amazon has some great reviews of it, too!

u/agamemnons · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

CeraVe has the best one I have found, but I’m not sure if many drugstores sell it. You can get it on amazon here

u/Rusuh · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I've struggled with bacne for my entire adult life and only now (maybe 2 months) see consistent results.

I use the following:

Then I follow with this but I didn't add it until after a week of just using the above was and my old moisturizer:

Best of luck!

u/tutu2510 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I got these after waxing my legs for the first time and now I’ll never wax my legs again. But I bought this lotion and used every night before bed. They are now all gone after a month.

CeraVe SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin | 8 Ounce | Vitamin D, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid & Lactic Acid Lotion | Fragrance Free

u/corndogsareeasy · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Physical exfoliation isn't gonna do you a whole lot of good- mostly it's going to aggravate the condition, and can lead to scarring. What you'll want is to use chemical exfoliants. Alpha hydroxy acids will help clear off dead skin from the surface level, and are also humectants, so they'll make you skin feel moisturized. Beta hydroxy acids are better at getting down into the pore and cleaning all those keratin deposits out, and work as anti-inflammatories, so may help with the coloration issues you're seeing as well.

So, what to use? I'd alternate between using a lotion containing salicylic acid (this one would be a good choice, as Cerave products seem to be well-tolerated), which would get your BHA, and one with lactic acid, like the Amlactin mentioned elsewhere (I don't notice an unpleasant smell with it, but ymmv- finding a lotion with AHA should be fairly easy if you don't like the Amlactin). 2 things to remember- first, treatment only works if you're using it- you can't "cure" your KP, so you need to be regular with your application. Second is that AHAs make you photosensitive, so get good sunscreen for your arms. Last tip- don't use these lotions on areas that have been recently shaved. I spaced out last night and put Amlactin on freshly shaved legs and nearly died- it will burn like hell.

u/sparksflyup2 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

Oh I hear you. I'm on the same front, no birth control, try to make it bearable to deal with my monthly acne.

I'm not as familiar with oily skin. I damaged my skin by being too rough with it so it needs a lot of external support and is incredibly dry.

Have you considered any of these? I've used them all and did find they were effective over time and weren't too harsh.

Olay AHA moisturiser

nip/fab glycolic acid

Stridex BHA 2%

Crave 3% BHA

u/chainlink01 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

From a raw sauce fan girl: it contains alcohol which might not be great to add while your skin is acting up. It's not a hugely significant amount but still be careful integrating it into your routine. I see you have a cream containing aloe in your routine but an aloe gel could help with soothing the irritation! Nature Republic makes one, and putting it in the fridge makes it even more soothing.

Edit: I am a dork and forgot that particular aloe gel has alcohol. A pure aloe gel with no added ingredients would do well :)

u/SkincareAddiction_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

I was reapplying sunscreen and it clogs my pores, but I'm hoping that by the Xth date, your skin really got pissed. I know people hate this product but I actually use this aloe vera gel and over the time of my period.

u/etevian · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

This baby right here. Absolute bliss after a shave especially if its been refrigerated. Price is a little bullshit on this site though. I bought mine for 5 bucks at the store

u/toxik0n · 1 pointr/RedditLaqueristas

I'd try the following:

u/Oogamy · 1 pointr/askwomenadvice

Check out r/SkincareAddiction, and I've had great results with CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser (SA = salicylic acid - is good stuff!) and the corresponding cream. There is also a lotion available, which is a little lighter consistency from the cream, but I like the cream better.

u/throwaway123rq2 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My current routine has been to use Cerave facial cleanser ,Cerave SA cream, and Cerave Moisturizing lotion+sunscreen. In the A.M. I apply the cleanser, exfoliant, wait for the exfoliant to dry out and then apply some moisturizer.In the P.M. I apply the cleanser and moisturizer, then right before I sleep I put on some more facial cleanser.This routine has worked for me for the past month up until last week, when I started realizing I got a little more prone to breakouts. I'm just looking for routine advice. Anything would be highly appreciated.

u/YellowBusBlues · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

How should salicylic acid be regulated and how well would it work to clear up an oily and bumpy nose? My nose can get super oily at times, and has had these small bumps around it for the longest time. I don't think they'd count as full on pimples, as they're pretty small and only visible up close, but I can feel them because there're so many. I was suggested to try Stridex pads to clear it up because of the salicylic acid


I checked out a store a few days ago and found the Cerave SA cream. The label itself suggests that it helps dry and bumpy skin, so I picked it up since I couldn't find any Stridex. I tried it out a couple times on my body(the rest of my body is extremely dry) and once on my nose. It worked great on my body! Of course it's not instantly super soft to touch, but the cream did instantly remove flaking from my dry skin and made my hands much softer over two nights than Vaseline and moisturizer did over weeks. I haven't noticed any change in my nose, but since I've only tried once, I'll keep trying. But after researching salicylic acid a bit(I know, I should've done this before trying it out), I found out that it could be harmful if used too much and for certain skin types. I'm a 4 on the Fitzpatrick scale, so I'm a little worried, could this stuff actually cause harm if used every night?

u/ZMA4 · 1 pointr/Accutane

Drink lots (LOTS) of water. Try taking fish oil capsules (1000mg) everyday. It'll help with joint pain, if you do experience some. I haven't tried this, but a lot of people online said that CeraVe SA Renewing Cream helped with dry, itchy patches on their body. I guess that's it :) Good luck!

u/artificial_grape · 1 pointr/powerlifting

Sounds like you need some chemical exfoliation to prevent the bumps from happening. This should do the trick.

u/faradayyy · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've been trying to get rid of ingrown hairs myself but this is what I've read so far:

  • 1- exfoliate the area with BHA. Everyone recommends Stridex (red box) for this
  • 2- I've heard that Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy can help with ingrown hairs. It's targeted for bumpy skin and it contains salicylic acid, among some other ingredients I don't remember.
  • 3- I haven't looked into this product, but it's supposed to be amazing for ingrown hairs. It's called Tend Skin The Skin Care Solution For Unsightly Razor Bumps. I just started using Stridex & the Gold Bond cream for my ingrown hairs (on my legs), but if they don't work out, I'll be purchasing this product.
u/rivensky · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Very likely that it's Keratosis Pilaris. I've heard that some people have good results with Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy.

u/armsmadeforyou · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have KP and I use Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy every day/every other day and it works so well! :)

u/JenngalHobby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I don't shave my legs. I want to get rid of my ingrown leg hairs. I ordered Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy.

Should I moisturize after I use it similar to chemical exfoliation on the face? Pat dry, apply and let sit for a while, then lotion?

I have been using an exfoliating glove once a week for 6 or 7 weeks. But I think some of these ingrown hairs are ancient.

u/mraheem · 0 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm assuming you mean this link for the lotion?

and should I get a facial cleanser(like the picture), or is soap + lotion fine?