Post # 1
I have extremely sensitive skin and Rocasea to top it off. What kind of skin products do you use on your face? I’m currently using Bare Essentuals Foaming Face wash and a day cream Revitalift by Loreal. The combination seems to be keeping my Rocasea from flaring up. I tried to use Proactive, but I have a recent allergic reaction to it.
Post # 3
There’s actually some really good, inexpensive skincare at the drugstore–you’re not getting all the fancy perfumes and stuff but they won’t aggravate your skin. Cerave (face wash and lotion), Vanicream (heavier lotion/cream), and Cetaphil are all great.
Estee Lauder’s skincare and makeup doesn’t bother my skin–I use Idealist every day under my moisturizer as a serum/primer, and it keeps my skin really smooth.
As far as prescription products, my derm prescribed me fluocinonide which seems to help any flare ups, and I think desonide cream as well? I have extremely allergic, sensitive skin that seems to react to everything, and these seem to help.
Post # 4
I usually wash my face with just water and gentle exfoliationg with a facecloth most of the time. When it needs a little more than that, I use either the honey and oatmeal soap or the bar none soap from rocky mountain soap company.
I have used the proactive line, and haven’t had any major issues, but it’s only their moisturizer I use frequently. The rest I only use if I have a bad pimple.
I also like to use piercing antiseptic instead of a toner on blackheads or a pimple. It’s not drying the way alcohol-based products are.
If I have a really irritated spot, I use some cold coconut oil and let it melt, then wipe off the excess.
Post # 5
Cereve face wash and moisturizer for me. They have it at target, but sometimes it is behind the pharmacy counter (but it is an OTC)
Post # 6
I second the Cereve moisturizer, and I’ve also used Cetaphil face wash which is super gentle. I sometimes use Oil of Olay sensitive skin daily moisturizer too – love it
Post # 7
@CorgiTales: ME TOO. CeraVe comes highly recommended by dermatologists because it’s SO gentle!
Post # 8
I use dermalogica and the aloe face moisturizer from the body shop. I have dry, eczema prone skin.
Post # 9
@jmaze: I use Clinique products mostly. I had to get rid of an Almay foundation I bought a few weeks ago since it actually made my skin break out. I don’t have acne prone skin but am still dealing w. the breakout. Ugh. And it seemed so nice at first!
I try to use as little as possible on my facial skin… but Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and Clinique City Block SPF 25 don’t seem to irritate my skin… I’ve used both for years. I am trying Clinique Almost Powder foundation now… hopefully it works better than the Almay stuff. I used Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in the past but I stopped loving it so am trying different things.
Post # 10
I second the Cetaphil face wash. It’s so super gentle that it’s my go-to. I’ve even found it’s the best soap ever for cuts or wounds; I had a pretty bad wipe-out on a mountain bike this summer and Cetaphil barely irritated it at all, while other “mild” soaps made me scream!
I also love Lush’s Celestial moisturizer. I used to get regular dry patches but that stuff is the best, summer or winter. Definitely not the cheapest though 🙁
Post # 11
I use Murad skin perfecting lotion and alternate between their face wash and Cetaphil.
Murad products are great for sensitive skin and redness. They’re on the expensive side, but it’s worth it.
Post # 12
I’m surprised about the Cetaphil love. I remember a dermatologist recommended it to me when I was in my teens. I don’t recall if it was the wash or moisturizer but it just burned so badly.
Post # 13
Dove sensitive, anything.
Post # 14
I like clinique, but the simple brand face wash is similar, so I usually go with that because of the cost difference. My son has more sensitive skin than I do, & I only use castille soap on him & rub him down with coconut oil straight out of the bath. The oil has almost healed his dry, red patches, & I’ve heardpeople say they’ve had similar result on the face.
Post # 15
I have super sensitive skin and am allergic to everything under the sun. Cetaphil is the only body wash I can use – I get the bar soap because the gel is yucky.
AB – if you used the Cetaphil hand cream, I agree it stings. The bar soap is gentle and doesn’t hurt at all or feel weird in the least. If you’re interested in a super moisturizing, unscented hand cream I use Aquaphor now.