Post # 1
My night time moisturizer just isn’t working for me. I’ve used it for years, but it seems to be drying my face now instead of moisturizing. It also has a really horrible smell. I have super super sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin. Any suggestions for a great (and fairly inexpensive) moisturizer?
Post # 3
I’ve always had good experiences with Mario Badescu. I use their honey moisturizer as a night cream.
It’s not a super thick moisturizer like a typical night cream, but as someone with fairly oily skin, I prefer something a little lighter, and I find it’s very calming and I don’t break out with it. Also, the thicker creams that come in jars seem easy to contaminate, and this one is still pretty moisturizing but comes in a bottle.
Post # 4
@dayl20: What are you using now? I have sensitive combination skin, so the moisturizer I currently use would be too heavy for you. Back when my skin was more oily overall, I really liked Clinique Moisture Surge because it was so light. If you’re looking for a drugstore moisturizer, I’ve heard good things about Cetaphil and CeraVe.
Post # 5
CeraVe makes a fantastic nighttime moisturizer. I use it daily, and it’s rich without being oily or heavy. I’d definitely suggest it. Bonus: it’s unscented and mild so it’s good for sensitive skin.
Post # 6
@anemonie: I’ve tried some Mario Badescu samples before and liked them, but never tried that.
@somethingaquamarine: I’ve used Olay Beauty Fluid for a while. Never breaks me out – I just can’t stand the smell. And it tends to dry my skin out more than anything. The other day, I picked up a cheap store brand moisturizer because it was the only one that claimed to be oil-free, frangrance-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic. And it doesn’t work. Cetaphil cleanser breaks me out, so I don’t trust the moisturizer. I checked out the ingredients for the Clinique and it seems like a safe choice. I may get it. =)
Post # 7
@dayl20: I have combination skin – with occassional breakouts. I LOVE Cerave. You can buy it at a major drugstore chain or Target. It’s about $14. The PM version is for nighttime use (obviously) and the day one has SPF. I just bought the day one for our honeymoon since I didnt want to use a heavy SPF and it worked out great. I’ve been using the nightime Cerave for about 2 yrs now.
Post # 8
I also reccommend CeraVe or Cetaphil. Both are absolutely amazing and really affordable. I was using an expensive moisturizer and cleanser from Sephora and it started really irritating my skin, so I switched and now I’ll never go back. $10-$15 per bottle, it lasts forever, and it doesn’t irritate.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Yet another vote for Cerave. If you want something more natural, Korres yoghurt cream is also good.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
I breakout with everything, but I use Aveeno Ultra Calming and it works perfect! No breakouts.
Post # 11
Cetaphil is amazing. I have terribly sensitive dry skin and my dermatologist suggested cetapil. Its like $12 for a giant bottle and its pretty easy to find. Works like a charm
Post # 12
I use Neutrogena oil free moisture for sensitive skin. It is very light, but seems to do a good job without causing me to break out.
I used to have very oily and sensititve skin, but now I use a prescription acne cream that makes my skin dry out.
I don’t usually moisturize at night, since that is when I have to apply my cream, but the product instructions say it can be used twice a day, morning and night.
Post # 14
Cerave hands down is the best moisturizer out there. I’ve tried everything for my oily acne prone skin, always buying expensive creams thinking they must be better because of the cost. So wrong!!!!
Post # 15
I use other cerave and cetaphil products and LOVE them, but haven’t checked out the nighttime moisturizer- will defintiely be grabbing some!
Post # 16
I would go with Clinique’s Dramatically Different. It’s not that expensive as far as moisturizers go. Since you have oily skin, I would recommend the gel instead of the lotion. I have super sensitive skin myself, and I swear by this moisturizer. Actually, I recommend their whole 3-step system.