Best body lotions according to redditors

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u/pompea · 167 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

While we're on the topic of single ingredient cosmetics:

Josie Maran's Argan Oil is just that. Argan Oil. Find it much cheaper at places like Garden of Wisdom.

Same thing for Tarte's Maracuja Oil. It is Passionfruit seed oil which is also at Garden of Wisdom.

Dr. Lipp's Nipple Balm for Lips is just "medical grade lanolin".

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Edit: Oh and L'occitane's 100% Pure Shea Butter for $42 is obviously just shea butter. Amazon has a lot of that.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/Lez_B_Honest · 16 pointsr/AskWomen

I get it also and it's embarrassing. I was in some thread a few days ago where this Butt Acne Clearing Lotion was mentioned and am considering buying it. The majority of the reviews are 5 stars.

u/doctor_robocop · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As mentioned by others, exfoliating skin cloths from Asian supermarkets are great. I use this one. In addition, a mild exfoliating moisturizer a few times a week has reduced my leg bumps. I get it at Costco, which ends up being a waaaay better deal. Others online also rave about Amlactin for keritosis pilaris.

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/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/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/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/KingRanch27 · 11 pointsr/reloading

Replying with something useful now. If you don't want it to happen again, use Imperial Sizing Wax, or if you want to use a spray lube, something Lanolin based such as Dillon or Frankfort arsenal.

You can also make it yourself for much cheaper; use these components and mix anywhere from 8:1 to 12:1, it really doesn't matter.

99% Alcohol:


Spray Bottle:

The only advantage to One-Stuck is that you don't have to tumble it off like you do the lanolin-based lubes. I still use one-shot for pistol brass (even using carbide dies; I like butter smooth sizing), but don't use it on rifle brass anymore. If you don't "shake well" and apply it liberally, you'll pay for it with stuck rifle brass.

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/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/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/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/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/aquajack6 · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Bio-oil has mineral oil, mineral oil isn't harmful at all. A lot of people even use it to oil cleanse their face.

A lot of people here think bio-oil is overpriced, the main ingredient, mineral oil, is actually pretty cheap. I personally love bio-oil though. I haven't used Mederma, but they have an excellent reputation.

I've used neosporin to help fade scars, I noticed some improvement, but it took MONTHS. Like half a year. My advice is to use glycolic acid (a toner, serum, or lotion) wait 20 minutes then apply either neosporin, bio oil, or mederma. Really the choice is up to you, all would help. I'm recommending glycolic acid because it works by exfoliating the top layer of skin, it breaks the "glue" that holds the cells together. I think it would really help to kind of dissolve or wear down the top layer of the scar. Alpha Hydrox is great brand, I've used Mederma Glycolic Acid products and really like it.

I think your best bet is to get into a habit of using whatever products you choose everyday, and don't expect instant results. In a few months the appearance should be reduced.

edit: Applying sunscreen in the morning would also help discoloration. UV light will darken the scars.

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/cawpin · 9 pointsr/reloading

DIY Lanolin and Alcohol works just as well and is far cheaper. Grab some bottles with it and you're set.

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/messenia · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> maybe I should cut down to just once a day again.

You should cut it out completely for a couple of weeks until your skin has had a chance to heal itself.

Have you given any consideration to using Benzoyl Peroxide in your routine? Perhaps BHA in the morning and BP at night? That can sometimes be helpful with whiteheads. I've found the Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion to be very effective on the whiteheads I do get now.

u/catsidtrip · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's $11.85 now!

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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/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/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/fatmama923 · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You def need to moisturize, that's what makes the difference. If you don't like doing it outside the shower(i fucking hate it) try the in-shower lotion or almond oil in the shower. I'll never go back.

u/0ne8two · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I used to have this problem every winter. There's a difference between treating the problem and putting a bandaid on it. If your skin is dry and flaky, it probably needs more than moisturizer. I would try hydrating toner + something with urea, ceramides, fatty acids, or squalane (among others) + a heavy moisturizer + (optional: seal with Vaseline or Aquaphor). Using a chemical exfoliant 1-2 times a week could help a lot as well.

Everyone's skin is different, but what worked for me was directly after washing my face applying and layering hydrating toners (I used Kikumasamune High Moist Lotion; followed by Hadalabo Milky Lotion Premium; followed by Stratia Liquid Gold which contains ceramides; followed by a heavy moisturizer with a drop of Squalane (TO has a cheap option for squalane oil.)

There are multiple moisturizers that will work for your need. Clinique 72-hour Moisture Surge Intense, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, Cerave (AM or PM), La Roche-Posay, etc. Some people swear by sealing it all in with an occlusive in the form of Vaseline or Aquaphor. Becareful, as this does break some people out.

Lastly, using a chemical exfoliant 1-2 times per week will help with cell turnover and ridding of dead skin.

Edited to add: Another thing that was a big help for me was switching from drying foaming cleansers to oil cleansing!

u/yugohotty · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/tluuminati · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Did you change anything in your routine that might've caused it? I dealt with butt (cheek) acne for a while too, and I realized that the onset coincided with the period of time that I started working out a lot (sweaty gym tights and sharing gym surfaces = grossness). So I tried to be more diligent about showering as soon as I finished working out, and I also started using one of those Japanese exfoliating cloths to make sure to get rid of any build up. I also tried a butt acne clearing lotion, but I'm not too sure if it made much of a difference. I think there are also body washes with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or tea tree oil that you could try, but I think the exfoliating cloths were what really helped clear it up.

u/ExhaustedOptimist · 6 pointsr/migraine

Using magnesium along with a high dosage of B2 (400mg/day) has helped significantly cut the severity and length of my headaches. I still have aura symptoms, but the actual headaches are now more likely to last hours instead of days & I'm not to the point of questioning the benefits of existence.

As has been noted above, not all Mg supplements absorb well. Magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate absorb especially poorly, and many aren't able to handle the laxative effect. I'd highly suggest trying a topical magnesium supplement - epsom salt soak, magnesium "oil", or magnesium lotion. I love a soak, but it's pretty inconvenient, and the "oil" tends to sting. However, I've had great luck with the lotion. I slather it on my neck and shoulders nightly to help release some of the tension (think about how athletes use epsom salt for tight/sore muscles). Generally, I recommend using it before bed because it has a relaxing effect that often makes people feel sleepy.

Here's a link to the product on Amazon: Ancient Minerals Mg Lotion

And, I know you didn't ask, but... I'd also note that when I do have a headache, I've found that a large dose of ginger in hot water (add honey if needed) is surprisingly effective. This is NOT a preventative like the Mg and B2. It is meant to stop a headache already in progress (There is some conjecture that says using these as a preventative could actually make headaches worse). Research has shown this to be as effective as sumatriptan (Imitrex), but without the side effects.

u/mastiii · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can, but it will make your bathtub really dirty and oily. And possibly dangerous if you slip on it. And can also clog your drain.

What's the purpose of using the oil in the shower? To wash yourself, to moisturizer, or both? I'd either go soap-free (as in, not use any products in the shower) or else use a hydrating body wash. Either something like this or this.

u/Spoonfulll · 6 pointsr/beauty

I had a similar issue on the back of my upper legs. I started using Amlactin body lotion and it helped soooo much! If you just shaved and apply it after showering, it'll sting a little bit. Otherwise, it's just like a regular moisturizing lotion. My boyfriend used it on his neck/chin and it helped with his shaving and ingrown hair issues, too.

My most recent solution was laser hair removal on my legs. That's gotten ridden of 99% of my ingrown hairs. It's the more expensive approach but worth it in the long run - and you don't have to shave anymore!

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/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/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/Rainbow_brite1 · 6 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Pharmacist here: lol what /u/Weynard_Muldrake said is absolutely right. Using anything water-based (creams, lotions) pulls moisture away from the skin (which seems to defeat the point of lotion afterall lol) so if you want to moisturize, using an oil or an ointment (ointment especially) helps to create a barrier between the skin and the environment so the water/moisture can't evaporate off. Combination skin can be tricky; some kind of oatmeal mask first maybe then moisturize? A product that I like to recommend is pharmaceutical grade lanolin. This product has done WONDERS for my dry lips this winter, and lanolin is commonly used as a base in compounded ointments. I can't attest for Black Magic Soap but hope my comment helped a little. Good luck!

u/Lechateau · 6 pointsr/Fitness

You will need always at least 2 products.

The acids to exfoliate the old sludge (amazon has a ton) and the tretinoin (ketrel or retin a)

Ammonium Lactate Lotion 12%C-P , Fliptop - (400grams/14oz)

Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Acid Cream -- 1.5 oz

Glycolic Cream- Glycolic Acid Cream 30%, Provitamin a | Asdm Beverly Hills

Tretinoin is like 4 bucks in my country, in the us you need to ask a doc or get it from eBay.

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/Leisureguy · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

I think you will have to add ATG. Start by relathering after the XTG pass (and I recommend XTG in both directions anyplace stubble is particularly tough and thick) and shaving ATG just the cheeks and sideburn area: where it's nice and flat and you can easily see what is happening. Be careful to use very light pressure (expecially with the slant) and a good angle. That should make a major difference.

I also recommend that you try a pre-shave beard wash at the sink after you shower and before you apply lather. You can use a high-glycerin soap or make up the Jlocke98 mix (1/4 c liquid Dr. Bronner's soap, 2 tsp lanolin oil) and use about a teaspoon of that. Rinse partially with a splash, apply lather, and shave.

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/ccdx · 5 pointsr/tretinoin

Yes, and I would also advise avoiding any area that holds a lot of moisture... since they're never really relatively "dry" (1cm radius from corners of nose, 5mm radius from corners of eyes, 5mm radius from corners of mouth). I also slather a thick layer of lanolin balm/wax on my lips before bed to ensure the tretinoin does not transfer from my face, to my pillowcase, and then onto my lips.


I am not 100% certain on this, but the wetter the skin is, the more permeable it is. You would think that it would be advantageous to apply tretinoin to damp skin for greater effect but it's never ended well for me, and I definitely pay the price within 2-3 days if not the immediate next morning.

u/shadowCloudrift · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

How does it compare to Ammonium Lactate Lotion?

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/anonanenome · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It’s supposed to be a spot treatment. It’s very fine camphor, sulfur, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, talc, and salicylic acid powder settled at the bottom of isopropyl alcohol . You just leave it settled and use a q-tip to dab it on spots and it works really well! It’s not advertised for blackheads, but it worked really well! here it is

u/sasha_says · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The daily facial cleanser is closer to the foaming facewash OP is using, their gentle skin cleanser has fatty acids in it like the hydrating cleanser and may clog pores if you're acne prone. The Cetaphil moisturizing lotion is the closest to the lotion the OP is using.

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/Segat1 · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I’m not sure where you are located but I’ve liked this Nivea in shower moisturiser for winter and I’ve just continued using it through summer. NIVEA In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion 13.5 Fluid Ounce

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/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/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/eczema

I'm guessing you have dyshidrosis- same as I do.

Here is a picture of my hand two weeks ago after a round of golf:

Here is my hand now:
Not perfect but much better.

I'm using a super-strong steroid called clobetesol. The idea is to use it for a couple of weeks then taper down to a weaker steroid (or none at all). The steroid will definitely thin your skin (look at how easily my skin has torn around the inside of the first knuckles). But if you scale back - the skin DOES seem to recover.

I also put it on my hand and then sleep with a cotton glove at night (to let the steroid absorb better and to avoid getting any on my wife and pets). Don't use a latex or nitrile glove as the sweating this causes seems to do more harm than good. This two week regimen usually knocks out a huge breakout (like I'm having now). The breakouts seem to come in cycles. No idea whats causing them - I'm 33 and still haven't figured out the trigger.

My doctor also reccommended a lotion called amlactin - which is a first this time around. It has 12% lactic acid. I think the idea is to exfoliate - get rid of the dead skin and encourage new skin to come back faster. It burns like a mother if you have open wounds - but it DOES seem to help.

Good luck OP. This condition is a bastard - no doubt

u/Rlight · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is there anything particularly wrong with the regular bottle?

u/literal-lol · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty


I'm trying to surprise my wife for her birthday with some AB products. My only reference point is that she has sensitive to breakout oily/combination skin and has pinned some items on Pinterest.

Here's what I have so far:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb [Korean Import]

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, 1 fl. oz.

Elizavecca 24K Gold Waterdrop 2hsam Cream Mask

Also some Stridex pads (she loves to use mine)

Is this enough to create a routine? If so what would the routine be? If not what am I missing?

Any and all help would be appreciated.

u/munkyyy · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

No worries! I should clarify, AB toners are different in that they're made to be hydrating and more for prepping skin to absorb the next steps. They're not stripping or exfoliating like other toners. Basically treat it like a watery moisturizer. So after you wash your face (both am and pm) give yourself a spray of it, or soak a cotton round and use it on your face. Let it dry then continue your routine. AB will also call toners lotions sometimes, but again they're very light water/milky feeling. After cleansing you layer from thinnest to thickest. Add a toner to routine and see how your skin likes to see if you want to add anything else. Also add a new product to your routine one at a time waiting a week or two in between. That way it's easier to identify the culprit in case anything breaks you out.

For your pore issue I think you're just lacking moisture which led your skin to being a bit over exfoliated. I would just take the benzoyl peroxide out of your routine for a few days. I did that with the aha and just moisturized heavily and when my skin looked normal i slowly incorporated it back into my routine starting only once a week then bumping up to 2x. Now it looks good and I realized 2x weekly was all I needed.

I've actually used the ordinary niacinamide and zinc, it worked ok for the occasional breakout but didn't do much else and didn't do anything for oil control. TBH me switching to An and really giving my skin some love with extra hydrating toners and sleeping packs made a much bigger change in my oil production.

For your chin/mouth area I'd check out something like this I haven't used it personally (my issue is closed comedomes) but I've heard really good things. And you can use it just on your problem areas so you don't risk drying out the rest of your skin. Also hydrocolloid bandages are awesome for overnight healing, you can find them at Target, CVS,pretty much wherever. Lastly snail is known to be anti inflammatory and good for healing acne, so this essence might work well for you. Essences are to be applied after your toner and followed by your moisturizer. Congrats if you got to the end of this! Haha, but hopefully this helps :)

u/bmcclure937 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

New member to this subreddit. Looking forward to digging into the FAQ and wiki over the next few days... my current routine is not much of a routine and is very basic:

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/lobster_johnson · 4 pointsr/Psoriasis

Tanning beds work, but they're not nearly as effective as phototherapy.

There are three types of UV light used in mainstream phototherapy: UVA, narrowband UVB (or NB-UVB) and PUVA (psoralen-UVA).

  • UVA is what most tanning beds provide (though some provide some UVB, mostly accidentally). While UVA does treat psoriasis, it's significantly less effective than UVB. It's also known to be damaging to the skin.

  • PUVA is UVA combined with a medication called psoralen that increases the skin's sensitivity to light. It is by far the most effective form of phototherapy, and it was the primary form of phototherapy for many years, but it's fallen out of fashion a bit.

  • Narrowband UVB machines emit a very thin sliver of the ultraviolet-B range of light. The healthcare has almost entirely switched to this form of light, as it's considered to be safer than broad-spectrum UVA, and doesn't require any special medications.

    How effective is a normal tanning bed compared to UVB? No idea. I haven't found any papers measuring it. It's probably only 20-30% as effective. You have to balance this against the skin damage (you may want to wear clothing and expose only the parts you want to treat).

    Keep in mind, too, that some people don't see any improvement from phototherapy at all. Psoriasis is a highly individual disease.

    As for scales, descaling is a thing. Find a moisturizer with 10-40% urea. Urea is amazing in that it dissolves dead skin cells, and also happens to be a natural moisturizer. Eucerin Dry Intensive 10% urea is a good one, though there are many other products.
u/mr_bacon_pants · 4 pointsr/Supplements

Do you mean transdermal? I've never heard of subdermal magnesium.

If so, I like this gel. Isn't quite as messy as the oils. They also make a lotion that smells good and isn't oily or anything, is pretty much like a normal lotion.

u/mama-chari · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What are you currently doing for your skin? Tell me about your showering routine, especially.

Here are a few things that might help you feel better/look better:

  1. Try to take cooler showers. If this means changing your typical water temp from hot to warm, it will definitely help. I'm not advocating ice cold showers, but cooler is definitely better for your skin. Especially during the winter months.

  2. Use a mild soap/body wash. You may be doing this already, but it's a good place to start. Something that isn't loaded with fragrance is really helpful. Using really harsh body wash can really strip your skin and make it irritated.

  3. Exfoliate once or twice a week. This will really help with any bumps and discoloration you may have. I personally use a salux towel loaded with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash once or twice a week. This towel in particular is great at getting areas like your back and posterior that are hard to get thoroughly.

    You could also try chemical exfoliation on any breakouts or scarring you might have. Stridex in the red box is great for treating active breakouts (pimples, whiteheads, whatnot). For scarring or pigmentation, something with an AHA in it (Lactic or Glycolic Acid, for example) will really help. AmLactin is really excellent for this. When using an AHA, however, please apply sunscreen to any areas that your clothing doesn't cover during the day. It has been known to sensitize you to UV light.

  4. Moisturize immediately after a shower. I don't know what your skin is like, or how much moisture it might need, but this step is really helpful with keeping your skin healthy and healthy looking. It heals faster when it retains moisture, and the texture will also improve. This could be applying baby oil while you're still damp in the shower, and then toweling off. It could involve a nourishing body butter (try to avoid too much fragrance though) after you've dried off. It could even include using a really thin, light moisturizer all over after you've dried off, if that's all you need.

    With all new products, try to buy the smallest size you can and introduce things one at a time. This will keep you from wasting too much money on products you don't like, and will alert you to any allergies or sensitivities when you introduce a new product.

    Sorry this is so incredibly long. Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions!
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/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/chemkara · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  • Get a shampoo that is SLS and Silicone free. Most of the times, the breakouts are due to them running down the skin while washing hair. Same with conditioner if you use one. Google will give you some brands that have them.

  • Wash your body after you shampoo with a Sulfur and Salicylic Acid Soap.

  • Moisturize with Cerave SA Lotion For Bumpy Skin. It has Salicylic Acid and that will be your leave in treatment for acne.

  • If the above doesn’t work, you can add a stronger active like Benzoyl Peroxide once a week.

    Good luck!

    Edit: I just saw u/Scumteam14 adding a few notes about what you tried that may make my answer irrelevant, so please follow with what they said, They know their stuff. I will leave the recommendations if someone else has a similar case and is not sensitive to the actives I mentioned.
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/miss_cheongfun · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This totally works. Don't ask me how I know.

u/stillnotpartying · 3 pointsr/PCOS

I tried BC for almost a month, but I had to get off of it because it was causing me terrible depression and cramping. I will never go back on it.

I get the anxiety thing too, now, but get this: only because I took an anti-anxiety med! I was on one originally for restless legs and insomnia...

Please do your research on benzos before taking them. They can really ruin people's lives. My mom is on her second year off of Valium and it's still causing her problems. I took Klonopin for only two months, quit, and am still having startling symptoms ten months later.

The best remedy for anxiety I have ever found is magnesium. I use the lotion on my chest, arms and any place I can reach. I also put an ionic form of it called ReMag it in a bottle of water with a packet of Propel - something without aspartame, basically, that doesn't jack up your blood sugar too bad. I'm usually back to baseline in 20-30 minutes and able to cope with the day/night much better. Some nights I just cannot get to sleep without it because I tend to get this tightness in my upper chest that comes and goes.

I wish you the best with your anxiety. I know that pharmaceuticals mostly make things worse in the long run, so if you can find natural/nutritional remedies before you'd have to take that route, it'd be so much better!

Here are the links to the products I use:

Take care :)

u/Cubbby · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty
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/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/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/flowstone · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Wait, so this is a toner?? Ahhhhh!! Yeah I luckily have always applied moisturizer after, but that makes so much sense! And I have the same skin irritation problems. Looks like I need to follow your blog because it sounds like we're skin sisters!

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/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/koss2010 · 3 pointsr/climbing

I have a bottle of this in my car, bedroom, and office. Works like a charm

Original, Natural Hemp Seed Oil Body Moisturizer with Shea Butter and Ginseng, 17 Fl Oz - Pure Herbal Skin Lotion for Dryness - Nourishing Vegan Body Cream in Floral and Banana

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/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/wildcatflakes · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I had really dry lips last winter and I bought a tub of lanolin because someone on here had recommended Australian Gold Lanolin. It smells much better (or just less like a wet sheep?) than most lanolin, so it could be worth a try!

u/treelets · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I used the TonyMoly peach hand cream for awhile, but while it smells AMAZING, it's kind of mediocre as a hand cream and trace contact with my face tends to aggravate my dermatitis. Right now I'm using my regular body lotion (Acure Organics Cocoa Butter + CoQ10 unscented) because I can't/don't want to use anything with drying alcohols/strong synthetic fragrance but I'm thinking of getting this straight up pure pharmaceutical grade lanolin combined with the Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Lotion which has raw shea and mango butters along with weaker/stable forms of vitamin A, C, and E.

u/kickshaw · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

There's the CVS generic Skin Treatment Body Lotion with 12% lactic acid. The website only has the 8oz, but I've bought 14.1oz pump-top bottles in the store.

I've also used this body lotion from Amazon.

u/dimsumcarts · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


I saw that a 20oz bottle of the AmLactin lotion I mentioned is $22.05 rn on Amazon, so I would get that. Usually it's not that low in price. I'm halfway through that generic, so I'm thinking of stocking up.

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/famousgoldfish · 3 pointsr/March2018Bumpers

I'm glad it's not just me- I thought I was crazy!! I usually have super dry skin but it's been SO oily lately. I have just been washing my face more often to combat it... but zits still show up 🙈I'm not 100% sure if it's pregnancy safe (not sure why it wouldn't be though) but Mario Badescu has a drying lotion for pimples that is amazing!

u/Laureng33 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. do not pop zits! dry them out, with honey or there are so many products you could use. Try [this one] ( Just dip a q tip to the bottom and apply it to the pimple and let it sit for a while.
    when you pop a pimple you can push the bacteria further back into your skin.

  2. try a body wash with salicylic acid in it to get rid of that on your back.

  3. you really should wash your face. You go through the entire day collecting things from the envirnment on your face including bacteria and mold.. then you go to sleep and put it on your pillow.. It's really important. if you're not wearing make up then any gentle face wash will do, just cater it to your skin type.

  4. not much you can do about that. moisturizing will help delay wrinkles, but if your face is animated it won't matter too much. I'm 23 and have tons of facial expressions so I have them too. Don't worry about that though, they're not wrinkles just lines, we all have them! :)

    any questions let me know :) I'm trained in skin care so I'd be happy to answer any questions.
u/goldragon · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I bought some lanolin to try adding to my lathering bowl but found it to be way too thick; it just doesn't incorporate into the lather very well. However it is great for dry winter skin when mixed in about a 1:2 ratio with jojoba oil!

u/yxorp · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here is a collection of good advice that made all the difference for my L.L Bean ragwool sweater. Takes 2-3 days of tending to, but I only repeat once or twice a season.

Soak in luke warm water with Eucalan per instructions. Do not agitate as this causes more pilling and shedding. Drain. Add a pea size amount of liquid lanolin to a cup of very hot water, best shaken. Add this to luke warm water and soak overnight. Drain. Keeping in a lump, allow it to drain until only dripping wet. Lay flat on a towel and roll, pressing gently. Unroll and lightly shape the sweater laying flat. Flip onto a dry towel after about 12 hours. Once dry, use a de-pilling wool comb held straight up and down to brush off loose fibers. It took 2-3 washes to completly get rid of the strong gasoline like chemical smell (much different from the lanoline) from this new sweater, and after the 3rd wash much less pilling and shedding.



Depilling comb:

I do like the L.L. Bean ragwool sweater for softness and fit, but it's definitely not BIFL durability. I too tried the TW Kempton from a seller on Amazon, but it was unbearably itchy and unmanageable fitting...but so warm. Will find something new to try this season.

u/agreywood · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/ilovemanatees · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's too quiet in here! I love this stuff.

u/hapa-boi · 2 pointsr/trees

Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer, 17 Fluid Ounce

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/daisyismydog · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  • Name: Lanolin - I have this particular one here but any other brand should be similar
  • Smell/taste: Unwashed animal, haven't noticed a taste
  • Tinted: Clear
  • SPF: No
  • Likes: I didn't realize my lips could be this moisturized. After trying this I feel like other balms simply prevent my lips from chapping while lanolin truly moisturizes them. It is relatively inexpensive.
  • Dislikes: This particular one comes in a little tub which isn't too portable but there are other options such as this one in a tube. It is sensitive to temperature and it can melt or become hard and feel waxy but it melts quickly on the lips.

    Kudos to /u/girlseekstribe for glamming me an HG :)
u/yoyohydration · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I use lanolin (this brand) mixed with a bit of raw honey, in about a 2-1 ratio of lanolin to honey. I just put as much as I need in my palm and mix it right there, so I don't know if you can mix up a batch or anything. Works like an absolute charm, every single time. The longer you can keep it on, the better!

u/gtopham · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Absolutely! It's actually my mom's lactic acid - she gets it as a prescription but you don't have to get it as a prescription anymore -

u/OffwhiteBride · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

Something like this AmLactin

u/blondebust · 2 pointsr/beauty

Ok this is good to know! I ended up buying this over the weekend link. I'm going to go ahead and try this and also get some coconut oil to use to see if it works better! I did get a noncometogenic lotion for during the day though!

u/simonjp · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Looks like it's available under the ammonium lactate name - I'm going to try at Boots tomorrow!

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/ms_kittyfantastico · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Drugstore moisturizer: Vanicream (heavy, but not in a greasy way) or Cerave Moisturizing Lotion (light).

Higher-end / HG: EltaMD AM Therapy (light, but awesome).

Drugstore AHA: any of the Alpha Hydroxy products.

Affordable but online: CosRx AHA 7 (very effective)

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/psy_defect · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion has well impressed me.

Dip a cotton swab down to the bottom of the jar, remove and apply to the acne.
A little goes a long way.

u/zzaannsebar · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I was looking at the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion specifically but I'll have to look at that one too and compare. How long would you say it takes to work for you?

u/TangiestIllicitness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> What have you used on your seb derm?

EVERYTHING. Lol Basically, any lotion/topical I found that mentioned seb derm, I tried it. The dermatologist gave me prescription strength hydrocortisone and had me use that with an OTC anti-fungal. I've tried cleansing with sea salt, honey masks, etc. Everything would work awesomely for a week, and then the bumps would start forming again.

With everything I've read, the most recommended ingredients were zinc oxide, salicylic acid, and sulfur. My skin has actually been looking pretty good for a week or so now (knock on wood), so I'm sticking with my current routine of:


  • Rinse with water

  • Apply a good layer of pine tar soap and let sit while I shampoo my hair; rinse

  • After drying, apply a thin layer of Cetaphil Restoraderm lotion to just the area around my mouth and nose and let sit while I brush my teeth

  • Apply EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen all over face


  • Wash with Noble Zinc soap

  • Every-other-night, apply BHA all over; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Opposite nights, Vitamin C serum; let sit for 20 minutes

  • Thin layer of Aveeno Eczema Therapy cream around mouth and nose

  • Use Bee Naturals Oil-Free Moisturaizer everywhere else.

    I did just get a silver serum, which I ordered from overseas prior to my skin starting to calm with the current routine. If things start going south again, I'm going to give that a try.
u/Impertinent_Buffoon · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I have eczema, my doctor recommends Vanicream or Cetaphil. That said, you should talk to a doctor/dermatologist to make sure it isn't something else. That, and if it is eczema, he or she could prescribe something a bit stronger to help with it. For example, I still use Triamcinolone cream even with the aforementioned lotions.

u/joneckr · 2 pointsr/bjj

I get exactly the same thing, dermatitis from gi rubbing against my skin. I used to get it back in high school from playing sports with pads, too. It's embarrassing and it itches like hell, plus you don't want open abrasions while training.

  1. Wear long sleeve rashguard and spats under your gi. I only get the rash on my hands, wrists, and tops of my feet when I wear spats and a longsleeve rashguard. I used to get it on my elbows and behind my knees too, longsleeve rashguard and spats immediately stopped it from appearing.

  2. Apply lotion (I use this stuff) after every time you shower to the areas that typically get rashy (again for me it's my wrists, hands, feet). Apply the lotion whether you trained or not.

  3. Try using this detergent when washing your gi, rashguard, spats, belt, etc. I cannot recommend it enough. It's scentless, not too expensive, non-abrasive so your gi wears out more slowly and it will help save your skin. It's perfect for bjj too, cleans great. Goes right in with the wash. If my gi starts to get a little funky I just add a little white vinegar as well.

    Doing these 3 things has stopped me from getting the rash completely. Hope they work for you too.
u/soccerperson · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Let me preface this by saying that I'm a guy, so I'm really in unfamiliar territory here. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I started using minoxidil to stimulate facial hair growth, so I've wanted to start dermarolling as well to help with collagen production.

I've purchased a dermaroller and 70% alcohol, but I'm a bit lost on what moisturizing products I should use immediately after dermarolling.

My daily lotion right now is Lubriderm 3 in 1 but I imagine that's not something I want to use after dermarolling.

I've sort of browsed around on here and there's a lot of products and abbreviations that are lost on me, but it seems like vitamin C is a good option to use after dermarolling?

Something like CeraVe vitamin C Serum is something I've seen suggested. I've also seen others suggest Timeless vitamin C serum but I'm not quite sure what the differences are.

Do these seem like good options, or is there something better you'd suggest? I'll take any opinions/suggestions

u/dahon95 · 2 pointsr/Philippines

Shampoo - Loreal Ever Fresh Anti-Danduff (Sulfate Free). Anything organic and sulfate free is okay. Other than that, tumitindi ang balakubak and flakes.

Deodorant - Crystal Body Rock Deodorant (Unscented, Aluminum/Parabens Free, Natural, Hypoallergenic, and leaves no stain)

Body/Facial Moisturizer - Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion Fragrance Free

Lip Moisturizer - Burt's Bee 100% Natural Lip Balm

Toothpaste - Anything, actually. But Colgate is my go-to brand.

Soap - Ivory Fragrance Free or Irish Spring Classic

Hair Oil - Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil.

Facial Wash - Clean & Clear Morning Burst Oil Free. Cetaphil is nice, too.

Dental Floss - Johnson & Johnson REACH (Mint waxed)

Briefs - Anything Bikini Briefs (multicolored sets). For local brands, I like Bench and Warren. They last a long time bago maging "baconized." :D

Colognes/Perfumes - too many to mention (I have more than 30 bottles that I rotate, excluding samples and decants)

u/RockyMtnAristocrat · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I use shave Lubriderm.

But I may ditch it. I checked the ingredients and it doesn't have any magic.

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/LikesGreenTea · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Aquaphor Lip Repair has beeswax, but regular Aquaphor doesn't have beeswax.

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/MacTaker · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

You can get Eucerin with 10% urea on Amazon . It helps with the scales and makes me feel a bit better, but it doesn’t stop flare-ups.

u/earth_echo · 2 pointsr/fasting

I wouldn't recommend the citrate during a fast. On an empty stomach, it causes diarrhea. I use magnesium glycinate (

I also use magnesium lotion (

I take 600 mg/day of the oral magnesium and cover most of my body w/the lotion every night (I do this even when I'm fasting). Magnesium is a GOD if you're going to fast, imo. I've had a magnesium deficiency and it took months to recover from that. I will never let that happen again.

u/angelamrha · 2 pointsr/floxies

Hey I'm still recovering but something that has and still is helping for my tendons is this:

Also, make sure to get magnesium glycinate.

Thankfully you only took one pill. You will recover, keep your head up :) If you need any support just message me. I'm 26 and was 25 when I took it so I know it's really scary to watch your body start to break down. I took 7 1/2 days worth along with steroids because I didn't know that they interacted with each other until it was too late (and my doctors a moron).

But I promise, it will get better. It just might take time. :)

u/fluidbitch · 2 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) baths are the best if you have a bathtub. Bonus points if you have a bathtub big enough to soak your whole body. I just lie down with my legs criss-criss applesauced. There are magnesium lotions like this (sorry idk how to link on here) I've been wanting to try the lotion bc it's more economical than a bath, and more practical bc not everyone has the time/energy/luxury of being able to take a bath.
I also take magnesium citrate supplements to help with soreness and it seems to be reducing some of my pain. I started at 100 mg, but my pcp had me increase to 400 mg to help w migraines(which is 100% of the recommended daily intake)
If you get migraines, I recommend getting the strap-on freezable eye masks and keeping two in the freezer. I strap one on to my forehead, and when I'm too cold there, I flip it around to the base of my skull. And if I need more cold, I always have a spare in the freezer to replace the melted one.
Warm showers are nice when you have the energy to stand. If you don't, I used to keep a stool by the shower so I could sit and still be able to take hot showers with minimal energy.
If you want med recs, I'm on cymbalta and gabapentin. I recommend combining gabapentin with an antidepressant for long term use, and I use an NSAID (nabumetone, but ibuprofen and aspirin can work), analgesic (acetaminophen,) and caffeine combo to help as necessary. Also, don't be afraid to ask for tramadol! Sometimes there are really bad days that warrant the use of it. You just have to be careful w mixing it w alcohol and certain other meds.
I've heard weighted blankets can help a lot with pain, and have the added benefit of easing anxiety. They're quite pricey, but on etsy you can have one custom made for much cheaper than retail price. You can also make one yourself or have a friend that's into sewing make it for you. Estimated price for materials is 30-50 dollars if I remember correctly. Retail price on amazon is 200-300 dollars, and etsy prices are less than 200 depending on what weight you get.
Heated blankets are good too! They're like a heating pad for your whole body. If you live in hot places like california tho they're not always practical, but they're handy in the winter.
Invest in a good, quality mattress topper! They're relatively cheap. Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. Same thing goes for pillows - look for a good one for your sleeping style. Ikea has cheap ones that you can test out in store.
I'll edit as I remember more stuff.

u/TheConfuzzler · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

You should check out /r/SkincareAddiction or /r/asianbeauty , the sidebar has some great tips and recommendations for beginners. Don't forget to introduce one product at a time at intervals of two week, so that if you react badly to something, you know what caused it.


Cleanser- Use a pH balanced cleanser like cetaphil or cerave. There's other great products listed on the subreddit if those don't work out for you. Your face is a bit acidic and basic cleansers ruin the acidity, resulting in dry skin.

Exfoliate - Chemical exfoliation is the way to go as physical exfoliation can damage the skin if done incorrectly or done too frequently, not to mention you can chemically exfoliate daily. Exfoliation can be categorized into BHA and AHA and the distinction between the two can be found here. Chemical exfoliation is used after cleansing and drying the face and has to be left in for about 20-30 minutes before moisturizing.

Moisturize - Finding the right moisturizer is more difficult for some than others and a great place to start is by looking at the recommended ones in the above subreddits.

Sunscreen - Suncreens can be separated into physical and chemical and many prefer physical over the chemical because it usually offers better protection and is better for sensitive skin, but physical sunscreen can also come with the side effect of leaving a white cast. Not all do so it's important to research and find one that doesn;t. If I remember correctly a spf of 30 and above is recommended and don't forget that you also need protection from UVA rays in addition to the UVB rays as spf only accounts for UVB.

Other - There's more advanced stuff like Vitamin C serums and such but it's better not to get into that right from the beginning. Also change out your pillow sheet often and drink lots of water.


Your body isn't as sensitive as you face so as long as you wash, moisturize, and use sunscreen, you should be fine. Personally, I use this every other day with a body wash and moisturize with this, but it's only because I have some acne scars on my body and I'm trying to get rid of them.

u/Puppywanton · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yw. Amlactin is from amazon, MBD sampler is from Hermo (but they only service 3 countries in SEA), the other korean stuff is from and the rest from brick and mortar stores. Shiseido was from their counter at a department store here. HTH.

u/Pkimes · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey dude, my brother suffered from really bad back scarring like this. He went on accutane and ALOT of it cleared up and looked much better after he finished up. For the rest of the scarring I would recommend this product called Amlactin its a body lotion with a high percentage of AHA's in it to help exfoliate. This made a big difference in my mild body acne, maybe you can use this in conjunction with Accutane or use it after you finish up. Cheers man, hope it gets better for you! Also just a disclaimer the stuff smells kind of gross, but it works really well!!!

u/bumblebee383 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It looks like KP (which i have suffered from my entire life) and nothing ever worked for me until my current routine. Seriously, anyone who has KP check this stuff out.

My routine:

I use some sort of an exfoliating body wash (i usually rotate between whichever one is on sale. Dove, Neutrogena, etc.) I try to stay away from any that are too "drying" like acne ones.

Then after my shower ( I shower in the PM) I use AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion. I have never had any results from anything else until I started to use this stuff. It has CHANGED my skin. Here is a blurb about it from their website.

"AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion has a special formula with clinically proven 12% lactic acid that’s pH balanced for the skin. Don’t let the word 'acid' concern you - especially since lactic acid is a naturally occurring humectant for the skin with a certain affinity for water molecules to help keep skin hydrated. And the more moisture that can be retained deep within the skin, the softer and smoother your skin feels.

By encouraging natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation and delivering intense hydration deep within the skin, this lotion creates a soft, smooth texture you’ll love."

I love this stuff and usually put it on after every shower and sometimes in the mornings after my face skincare regimen.

It's a lot more expensive that other OTC lotions but it is WELL worth the price. I would pay three times as much for my results. Here's the amazon link. There are a lot of comments on the amazon page about how it worked for KP too!!! Read through some of them.

I also forgot to add that you need to use sunscreen!!!

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/MsMerriam · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I've been looking for something like this too! I found this 12 oz bottle on Amazon Prime!

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/OnALostAdventure · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! I just recovered from dehydrated skin recently and live in Germany too! I find that layering hydrating products and then sealing it with an occlusive cream works best. Perhaps you could try a similar routine to mine like this:


  1. Wash with water only

  2. Hydrating toner x2 layers (Asian brands are best at this since they are more like a light moisturizer! I use Innisfree Green Tea skin, but you could try Klairs which is available on German Amazon.

  3. A humectant such as Hada Labo premium mixed with another layer of toner. This is also available on German Amazon.

  4. Sebamed Clear Face Gel

  5. Seal it with Vaseline. Once your moisture barrier is better, you could try switching to thick layer Cerave Moisturizing Cream (this is available some Apotheke. You can find online which stores have it. Don't buy it online because the stores sell for only around 12 euro).

    I also suggest installing a water filter if your area has hard water.


    Best of luck!
u/alongexpectedparty · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

My HG moisturizer during winter is Hado Labo Premium Lotion... the gold one. Actually it's kind of confusing to find so here's a link.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/SpeechyKeen · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is the new version

I don’t think there were formula changes, just packaging changes.

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/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/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/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.

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/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/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/fur_sure2250 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have eczema and rosacea on my cheeks. My dermatologist gave me several samples of Cetaphil Restoraderm Calming Moisturizer for my eczema. It worked really well and I ended up buying the 10 oz bottle.

Also, I don't know what you use to wash your face with, but I was given samples of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and they have helped me tremendously with acne/eczema.

u/Paladuck · 1 pointr/eczema

I have never seen it in a brick and mortar store, but Cetaphil Restoraderm is the best lotion I've ever used, with CeraVe being a distant second. Had eczema my whole life and didn't discover it until a few years ago when a dermatologist mentioned it to me.

u/rebarex · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My favorite moisturizer is Cetaphil Restoraderm. I guess it's actually a body lotion but I patch tested it and didn't break out. I love it. The tiniest bit goes a long way. It's super hydrating without feeling really greasy, and leaves my skin so calm and supple. It's marketed for eczema or dermatitis prone skin, so I guess that's why it's so moisturizing.

edit: words

u/crimson_roses · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm still patch testing, but if you like Cetaphil, the Cetaphil Restoraderm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer has niacinamide and ceramides (as a ceramide precursor, Hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine)

Edit: note that the ingredient list typed out on amazon is inaccurate, the version in the product pictures is correct. Cosdna here

u/Yoyojelly · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Moisturizer. It's the first product that didn't make my skin flakey after application. Just be aware that it can make your skin look a bit shiny but it's better than most products out there.

u/Dr_Alex · 1 pointr/malegrooming

I've used that in the past as well as Gillette Series After Shave Gel with success. Right now I'm using Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion which is the most economical (i.e. cheap) way to get the most bang for your buck.

The reason I like Lubriderm so much is the dispensing method. With those other options listed, I had a tendency to use too much. With one push/squirt, you should have plenty for your post shaved face. I'm sure most people frown upon the 'combo' products (which I usually do), but this has been working for me pretty well so far.

u/money_minnow · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

I use Lubriderm 3-in-1 lotion and really like it... Never heard it mentioned here. I'm probably only one that uses it on any shaving forum haha (Amazon link below)

u/SandFriend · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I use this L'Oreal cleanser to wash my face and this Lubriderm lotion to prevent dryness.

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/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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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/luminous_delusions · 1 pointr/keto

If you're not using any skin products at all, a moisturizer or face wash with salicylic acid may actually help with the acne and I highly recommend trying one. If your country has any CeraVe products this is really great. Just because you're a dude doesn't mean your skin doesn't need taking care of.

It's almost definitely a diet thing then, but it could just be as simple as keto making you more oily than usual, even just so slightly that you don't really notice but enough to cause the breakouts. Again, acne can take a while to go away even if a trigger has been eliminated so you really do just have to be patient, even as much as it drives you nuts and sucks to do.

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/Coopdog44 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/stinkybaby · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

I struggled with Butne for years and this is all that worked: Butt Acne Clearing Lotion - 4 fl. oz

u/sazzer82 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Make sure you're sleeping on clean sheets. Also this worked for me

u/prostythrowaway · 1 pointr/AskMen

This was posted here.

u/SwaffM · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I also over exfoliated my forehead and now I'm looking to rehydrate... Is this the moisturiser ?

u/CreativeFigure · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Exfoliating dry/normal skin with KP? Moisturizer rec for KP?

I have dry skin on my arms and dry/normal skin on my legs with KP that I want to minimize the appearance of. I read on this wiki advice which recommended this lotion and physical exfoliation on the non-facial skin.
Can/should I use a chemical exfoliate for KP? Are there any other moisturizer recs? So far i've been using this moisturizer for anywhere that isn't my face after showers.

u/SantaWantsYourSoil · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I am indeed using the neutrogena body wash 😓. I’ll look into the urea lotion because it seems like your problem was the exact same as mine. Thank you so much for the suggestion, it’s very much appreciated!

Would this one work?

u/lanabananaaas · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

As a fellow KP sufferer, Eucerin makes a cream with urea that's been the best thing for my KP from the Gold Bond rough and bumpy, AmLactin, and many other lotions. I've only ever found it online though.

u/LongBowOolan · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

Ah ok, that cleanser has SLES which is quite mild. Since you're not having problems with your skin drying out, I don't see why you should switch to another!

In general cleansers don't do much since you rinse them down the drain, so I would say using a good moisturiser is way more important!

CeraVe products are highly recommended, such as [this] ( one. [Eucerin] ( is highly rated also. For less pricey options there's [E45] ( and [Aveeno] ( I would recommend trying one of the cheaper ones first, and if your KP doesn't subside then try the one of the first three.

Hope this helps!

u/Mister_Cupcake · 1 pointr/Supplements

Magnesium oil (magnesium chloride) is also awesome for a bath, or applied directly to the skin. The life flo lotion smells awesome and is basically just a good general lotion. The life flo gel is my favorite form of topical magnesium. Stings a little, though, kind of like the spray, but isn't messy and seems to dry quicker than the sprays. Then there are a ton of sprays, here is life flo's. You can also buy flakes and either make your own spray or just put them in a bath.

u/hintonmj · 1 pointr/nutrition

I've been a regular drinker for years (~4 standard drinks per night). It's obviously not the healthiest choice, but I take a number of supplements to (hopefully) mitigate the effects.

You've discovered what is probably the number one health detriment of drinking, sleep disruption. Lack of good sleep is going to destroy your health way faster than the direct physical effects of ingesting alcohol.

I struggled with bad sleep for a number of years. I believe in was a combination of more heavy drinking in the past and the stresses of graduate school.

Here's my recommendations for greatly improving sleep. Starting with the most helpful.

Glycine (3 grams before bed) - I found this recomendation on exactly for the problem of waking at night and this had probably the most obvious benifitial effect of any suppliment I've ever taken. It's an amino acid that I buy in bulk and mix in water with True Lemon to make a tasty drink before bed, but you could even eat it straight. Amino Acids tend to taste like sugar so you can save a lot of money by avoiding capsules.

L-Theanine (somewhere around 100 - 300 mg before bed sublingually and dose again if I wake up in the middle of the night) - I also buy this amino acid in bulk and keep an extra dose next to me throughout the night in case I do wake up too much. It helps you relax, lots of people like it. It's also good with caffeine during the day to improve focus and reduce jitters. The taste is a little acquired, but it's not too bad/strong. I kind of enjoy it.

Magnesium (citrate/glycinate oral or topical lotion) - This also helps with relaxation and is better with helping you fall asleep in the first place. I apply lotion because my digestive system does not handle oral well. Start small with oral and build up until you have loose stools then back off or go slower. I find that I sleep way more efficiently (as measured by FitBit) when I take the time to apply the lotion generously to my arms and legs before bed.

Slow release melatonin (5mg) - People have widely varying opinions about melatonin. I'm less sure how much it helps me, but I do take it and don't have any deleterious effects.

Let me know if you have any questions. I would order the glycine today. That stuff is amazing!

u/aWildPig · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Like others have said, magnesium will help. Get some magnesium lotion, it will help almost immediately! Also helps prevent midnight Charlie horses.

I got this on Amazon, and it smells like vanilla cupcakes :)

u/pessimistress · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Dry climate, super hard water. I got a Salux cloth off eBay (you can find them on amazon too I believe) and I am hooked. They are extremely exfoliating, so you have to get used to the feeling but nothing has softened my skin like this. I’m not too fussy about body wash as long as it’s not too drying but I HIGHLY recommend Nivea In-shower Body Creme after washing, I hate putting body cream on after a shower and this stuff has helped my dry, itchy skin when I get out.

Only downside is it turns your shower into a deathtrap- sooooo slippery

u/duckydoom · 1 pointr/xxketo

Ohh, man. I love blackwork, which is kind of funny since most of my tattoos are in full color. I love the cleanness of blackwork and will probably add more to my right calf to work with one I already have there with minimal color.

Luckily(?) enough for me I carry the majority of my excess weight around my belly, thanks PCOS. I think rib and underboob tattoos are gloriously sexy, but even at my sveltest I don't think I'd be brave enough to do it. Mine are all on limbs.

Currently for lotions, I'm alternating between Nivea in shower lotion and CeraVe Intense Stretch Marks cream and they don't make me break out, absorb quickly, and don't smell too much. I've noticed some reduction in the redness of my stomach stretchies, and my arms don't have those stupid bumps on them anymore.

u/_kmodo · 1 pointr/AJelqForYou

This is the stuff right?

u/DivineOubliette · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I also use - when I really need to get the eczema off the backs of my hands. Works better than anything I've ever tried.

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/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/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/ireallylikechikin · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

what is the difference between these two ( 1, 2 ) products? which one is usable as a toner? i keep getting recommended this product but cannot see a difference :(

u/Mimicas · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

found the white and the premium lotion on amazon


u/lukeglanton19 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

thank you for your input, what exactly is" A humectant such as Hada Labo premium" ?

u/newlady1383 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use the Hada Labo lotion as a toner and apply it to damp skin before moisturizer (do not rinse it off). It helps your skin to retain moisture and I think it makes a difference.

Oil doesn't damage skin, and sometimes oily skin is a sign that your skin is lacking moisture and is producing more oil as a response. I use the Ordinary squalane! Oil should be applied as a last step or mixed in with your moisturizer.

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/heartshapedcheese · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

Did it get messed up? Like holes or anything? If it appears okay, I'd keep using it. I've been using this lanolin, works great.

Now Foods, Solutions, Liquid Lanolin, 4 fl oz (118 ml)

u/unmeikaihen · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Now is the brand I buy. I have access to it from a local health food store, but when I can't get by there I buy it on Amazon as an add-on item.
Here is a link JIC ;)

u/muaaccount · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm looking at introducing some pure lanolin into my routine, but I'm not 100% sure on the comedogenic/irritation ratings. I found this online:

ingredient : comedogenic factor : irritant factor


Acetylated lanolin : 4 : 0

Acetylated lanolin acohol : 4 : 2

Anhydrous lanolin : 0-1 : ?

Lanolin alcohol : 0-2 : 2

PEG 16 lanolin (Solulan 16) : 4 : 3

PEG 75 lanolin : 0 : 0

The lanolin I've been looking at is this one, the ingredients list says it's 100% Lansinoh HPA lanolin - Lansinoh is the brand so I think this is something they've named. I don't know what kind of lanolin this is in regards to the ratings above. Any help?

Additionally as lanolin is quite thick and hard to use, this liquid lanolin caught my eye but I'm wondering if anyone knows how effective this is compared to the 'normal' thick stuff? Is it to lanolin as mineral oil is to vaseline? Is it still just as effective? What kind of lanolin would it be in regards to the ratings I found?


u/101stjetmech · 1 pointr/reloading

99% alcohol: 3?keywords=99%25+isopropyl+alcohol+16+oz&qid=1574336646&sprefix=99%25+Isopropyl+Alcohol%C2%A0&sr=8-3

Liquid lanolon:

u/evilbit · 1 pointr/reloading

dunno tbh i never bothered cuz i didn't want breathe in/deal with whatever else was in it and i found pure 99% isopropyl and food-grade lanolin oil.

u/fried_brain89 · 1 pointr/May2017Bumpers

I'm late to the party, but I really love Hempz lotion. There are different scents but a more plain one might be better to start off with since your skin is flaking.

They also make a fabulous body oil. I use it in the shower when my skin is really dry or right after shaving. Just be careful, it will make everything slippery if you spill it!!

u/ACosmicOlive · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Have you checked it out on Amazon? It's considerably less than $25. :)

u/SaintAradia · 1 pointr/trees

May I suggest adding some lotions or skincare products made with hemp seed oil (like this, for example) for extra giggles? :P

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/SlushyCoffee · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK
u/YeastyPants · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

My dermatologist turned me on to pure lanolin. It's a little messy, but it will heal chapped lips VERY quickly! Some pure lanolin has an odor to it. I've purchased this from amazon and it has no odor to it!

u/bigtraffic · 1 pointr/Accutane

Pure USP grade lanolin.

I put it on a few times a day, into month 5 and my lips are perfectly supple and painless, no cracking or crusting whatsoever. It feels so good on my lips, couldn't live without it. I have one tin at home, one in my pocket, and one at work.

If you get the pure medical grade stuff, there's almost no smell or taste. I would personally tend to avoid a hydrocortisone product except as a last resort.

u/thequirkywolf · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction
u/desideratas · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm by no means an expert, but here are my suggestions:

  1. I'd say try to do shower, bath, then coconut oil, because then it has more time to sink in.
  2. I've just been using the Dove sensitive skin beauty bar. I rub it on a loofah and it's been working well as body wash for me.
  3. Yep, that's what I do! Sometimes it takes a bit because my bathroom is pretty cold, so I put some warm water on my hands.
  4. I'd say neither extreme - both tend to dry your skin out and exacerbate the KP, so somewhere in the middle would probably be your best bet.

    In case you haven't tried it yet, I'd also suggest Amlactin - I've been using it on the KP on my upper arms. I saw results almost immediately, and after a month and a half it's almost completely gone. Also, I found a cheaper, non brand name lactic acid lotion on Amazon, and I've been switching between them and see no difference.

    Again, this is mostly just from my research and experience, but I hope this helps. Good luck! (:
u/Mirror_st · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Knockoff version of Amlactin

I’m not sure how the ingredients compare but it’s worked very well on my upper arms and legs and it’s a bit cheaper. The smell is a little odd but I added some eucalyptus/mint/tea tree essential oils and it covers it up really well.

I’ve never used real Amlactin so I can’t make a direct informed comparison; all I can say is this one ain’t bad.

u/58ddea8e · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

Apply Ammonium Lactate Lotion twice a day. It contains lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acid.

Perrigo Ammonium Lactate Lotion

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/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/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/happinessinmiles · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

I love using a drying lotion like this one. I know it won't help now, but having it on hand really helps me when I'm breakout city before an event!

u/fetalstar · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


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

To start, here are some pictures!

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

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

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

Here's my routine!


Splash some cold water

[MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

Cerave PM
(Brush teeth while it dries)

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


Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser

MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Stridex Red (Brush teeth while it dries)

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

LUSH Full of Grace serum

Cerave PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm very lazy.

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

Thanks for any advice!

u/Therapist13 · 1 pointr/acne

I also haven't found any particularly effective spot treatments. I recently bought this mario badescu drying lotion so I can let you know how it works after about a week of using it if you like. It seems to be pretty highly reviewed.

u/yoloswag420oddfuture · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I was using Cerave hydrating cleanser and cerave in the tub for about a year or so and I've noticed that my CCs have slowly gotten worse.

I'm going to try swapping the cerave for neutrogena and cetaphil for a month along with the AHA/BHA treatments to see if there's an improvement.

This is what I want to buy, right?

Thanks for your help :)

u/Boocas · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Teenage Male Routine Help?

u/ThanksForTheGoldDude · 1 pointr/acne

Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)

u/1Mudkip88 · 1 pointr/eczema

I use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ( Works great all over. Light consistency and hydrates very quickly.

I tried a Cerave cream once and it actually made my face break out worse, but it seems to work well for others.

u/SarcasticOptimist · -3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Here are some ideas, from someone whose skin is very resistant to acne treatments:

  1. That face wash just gets rid of grease, but is only a start. I recommend getting 5% Benzo Peroxide or 2% Salicylic Acid washes first if your skin is oily, or something with glycolic acid if you have dry skin.

  2. Moisturize your face more often. The first step is not washing with soap more than once a day. Cerave's great for not clogging your pores. You don't need the face lotions; IMHO they're over priced when the body lotions do just as good a job.

  3. A light acid peel (35% lactic or 10% glycolic if you have dry skin, 20% salicylic if oily) with a fan brush can be used once a week for one minute. Increase the time as you get used to it. Don't wash your face with more than just a splash of water on these days.

  4. If most of the acne is not superficial (cystic or otherwise deep) or it's persistent in spite of acid peels, go to a dermatologist for options.