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Begonia

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I know this is kind of a strange topic, but I need a winter skin cleanser. I’ve been using Eminence stonecrop cleanser in the summer as my skin is oily and acne-prone. It’s too drying in the winter, so I was using Reversa gentle cleanser (has glycerin) in the winter. I still use some milder forms of prescription acne medication which is very very drying. The problem is, when I use moisturizers, they cause more break outs, even tho I’m 53! Can anyone recommend a very mild skin cleanser that takes the above into account. I think the Reversa may be causing break out issues. Traditional acne cleansers are too drying for my mature skin, and formulations for mature women seem too rich for my acne-prone skin. Can anyone advise or recommend anything? I’ve tried Cetaphil, and it was just meh.
 

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OdetteOdile

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The skin cleanser that I swear by is Purpose by Johnson & Johnson. I think it is worth a try. I have been using it for at least 20 years and will not use anything else. I find it is be gentle, not drying, and effective. I particularly love that I can remove my eye makeup with it while I am washing my face.
 

Begonia

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Where do you buy it OdetteOdile? I don’t recognize the name so I’m wondering if available in Canada?
 

Begonia

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Ahhh, has sodium laureth sulphate. I have a problem with that I’m afraid :(
 

monarch64

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I use Burts Bees sensitive skin wipes or Aveeno sensitive face wipes made for babies and rinse with plain water. If I don’t wear makeup at all, I use plain water and that’s it.

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Matata

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I've been using this for a year. It removes makeup, leaves my skin soft. Expensive but worth it.

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kenny

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I buy Costco's Kirkland bar soap.
It cleans the whole body, and it's really cheap.

Glad to help. ;))
 

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I stopped using soap type products on my face years ago. This melts makeup and cleans without harsh chemicals. I won’t use anything with sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates. Oil attracts oil. Is great for all skin types. Leaves my skin clean yet hydrated. (I sound like a commercial)

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distracts

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I use oil cleansers. There are a lot on the market. I make my own with mineral oil and polysorbate because I strongly prefer mineral oil and most have plant oils.
 

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I use La Roche Posay Dermo cleanser (like @Poodles4me ) and I rinse it off with Avene Thermal Spray water. You don't need to rinse it but I do. It's super gentle and I have very reactive hyper sensitive skin and this keeps my skin very happy. I tried oil cleansers and it just did not agree with my skin despite having dry skin. It made me break out. It was years ago so I do not remember the exact oils I used but I tried a myriad of oils over many months and they all aggravated my face.

@Poodles4me already kindly shared the link for the dermo cleanser so just sharing the link for the thermal spray I use.

 

lyra

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I also use LaRoche Posay cleansers, available at Shoppers. Or maybe London Drugs for you? I also use a full line up of Hada Labo products, they always work for my ultra sensitive reactive skin. The milk, premium, and moisturizer work well for me.
 

josieKat

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I use Aveeno Ultra-Calming foaming cleanser. I checked and it looks like it doesn't have sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates. It's also inexpensive, which I like when it comes to cleansers (I'll spend money on things that spend more time on my skin.

 

baby monster

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Have you tried micellar cleansers? They are gentle. I use Garnier one in warmer months but also heard good things about Bioderma brand. All of these also come in travel size bottles.


For winter, I switch to Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil.

 
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Begonia

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Thanks for weighing in everyone!

I do use biotherm micellar water! To remove makeup, but I also like to follow up with a gentle cleanser.

An oil cleanser would cause breakouts for me, as I’ve tried them in the past. Even having my hands close to my face at night causes them, as I put on hand cream at night.

La Roche Posay. Hmmm...
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

What does your Neuropath recommend?

cheers--Sharon
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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I have very oily acne prone skin as well that I have struggled with for 30 years. I feel like I've tried everything and have spent a fortune on products. But the best thing I have found has honestly been to use mineral makeup and washable mascara, wash my face with water and a washcloth only. My skin now has calmed down and the amount of oil is so much better. At night I also put a few drops of Organic Rosehip seed oil on my skin which has a natural AHA in it. That's it. Oh, and a tablespoon of gelatin in my coffee in the mornings. These things have done a lot for my skin I think.
 

Begonia

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I hear you, I’ve struggled with acne for almost 40 years. So so tired of it. My skin settles down for a few months and then flares. Tried everything over the years, and no real pattern to it. I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you Mrs. S!
 
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