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Thread: Can someone recommend a good face cream for dry skin?

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    Can someone recommend a good face cream for dry skin?

    I am looking for something that is relatively inexpensive and that does not contain fragrance. I've tried expensive creams and they are nice, but I'm not convinced they will do anything for my 70yo skin that an inexpensive cream can do.

    Currently I am using a lotion because I like not having to open a jar every time I need to apply some. But the lotions don't seem to do enough for my skin in winter (I am in Wisconsin).

    The last relatively inexpensive jar of cream I used was Cera Ve. It's okay, but a little thick and I do not care for the new jar dispenser they have; works fine until you get close to the end, then you have to unscrew the jar to get it out. I do like that it is fragrance-free.

    The last relatively expensive jar of cream I used came from some Eastern European country (via a spa). I really like it because it soaks into my skin quickly and does do the job, but it costs a lot and I am tired of unscrewing that lid every time I want to apply a little.

    Am I asking for too much???

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    I found that coconut oil worked the best for me. My wrinkles don't feel as deep as they did before I started using it. Unfortunately, I don't use it everyday (I forget, get busy, etc.) Seems like when I use lotions, my face and hands are dry again a couple hours later. Got mine at Costco in the baking section. It does smell like coconut for a little while.

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    No you aren't asking to much I have problems with smells so I have to have been making my own lotions/creams for many years. The easiest thing to do is head for the grocery store that has the lowest prices. In the cooking oil section pick the smallest container. Olive oil is you base. Hopefully they will also have coconut oil which is another part of the base. l also buy a couple of specialty oils (I use Walnut, Almond, Apricot and Macademia which are all good for mature skin. Use 2 TB of olive oil and 1 TB of each specialty oil. Add just a teaspoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil is good but can be drying if too much is used. Castor oil is also great as it makes the face soft. Gently heat all your oils together and pour into a sterilized container. I slather this on my face and feet when I am getting ready to slide under the sheets. Please remember if you get up during the night you will want to have on slippers or socks!!!!!
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    Although it does Not meet your requirements (it is expensive and in a jar!) i can't live without my Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base cream. It makes my super dry skin feel great, non greasy and soaks in fast and has a really nice mild scent. If you can't find anything else, go get a sample and give it a try.
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    I have just tried Gold Bond Diabetic lotion - It is in a pump container, no fragrance, and about $10 for a large bottle. They have it for non-diabetics also. Very good for a Minnesota winter.

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    Most creams are in a jar, as they are too thick to pump. Do you find it difficult to remove the lids or are you like me and it is hard to put them back on when hands are slippery with cream?

    You say the lotions are not enough for the dry winter air. Where I live we are damp all winter, so I will not be much help. But have you looked for a lotion in a tube that contains lanolin? I find that products with lanolin work best for my feet, which get dry and cracked.

    Do you put on a heavy coat of moisturizer at night? I find that a heavy application at night helps throughout the day.

    My mum has used Avon Rich Moisture, which does have a light scent, for 70 years.

    I had a friend years ago who had severe dry skin and used Vaseline all over after every bath and shower. It absorbed right in.

    I like Olay and Lancôme products. I was surprised to learn that they are the same company, which may be why both work so well for me.
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    I have very dry sensitive skin and exema, so finding a good cream has been a lifelong hunt. I recently have discovered the best cream for moisture and healing in Baby cream in a tube. It comes in regular baby scent, lavender, and cocoa butter. I have floral allergies, but the baby scent is no problem. Makes my old skin feel like a baby's. Cheap and comes in a stand up tube so easy to use, and use up.
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    I've had good success with Aloe Vera Face Cream from The Body Shop. Also their Aloe gentle face cleanser.
    I use coconut oil when I need deep moisturizing, or overnight.
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    I'm a Ponds girl! Dove soap and Ponds Cold Cream, I've been using it for years. My mom used it and now my daughter does. It moisturizes, doesn't feel heavy and really works. I'm 64 and my doctor keeps asking me when I'm going to get wrinkles--I keep telling him when I get old! It's not an expensive cream, but I am pleased with that combination.
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    I also have issues with extremely dry skin and I tend to also have hives, the dr told me if you can tolerate Vaseline use that and I tried it and it has really helped with a lot of my bad spots, only use a tiny bit and runs in well. So far so good.
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    I Have dry skin and use Aveeno Positively Radiant face moisturizer. I love Aveeno products and it's great for winter skin!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

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    well mine barely smells, very light but does the trick on my "mature" skin, it's the WalMart brand of Olay Regenerest called Equate Regenerating Daily Serum lighter than cream or lotion, I pay about $12 for the 1.7 oz bottle

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    No, not at all. I think you might be interested in trying something like a lotion from the dollar store. Something like lubicure and it has a pop up lid. Lubiderm cq might be good too. see if that does help. It's fragrance-free and doesn't leave a greasy feel to it.


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    For my face, ideally I like Clinque Dramatically Different lotion in a pump container. A bit pricey but goes a long way. For my hands and rest of my body I use Baby Magic...Mennan, I believe. Definitely a feagrance though. I will also use it on my face when in a hurry or excessively dry, but not my first choice for face.

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    I had a hard time finding the right lotion for my extra dry skin until I found
    Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. It's fragrance free and not greasy. A little goes
    a long way. Works well in those harsh winters but I use it all year round.
    Walmart or Costco if you are a member.

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    Cetaphil cleaning bar is great in the shower and their facial soap in a pump is too. still need more so I will check others mentioned here out. I do have the pink toner from Lancome that is so cool (literally).

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    Try Eucerin products. http://www.eucerinus.com/articles/dry-skin
    I've been using them for years and years and I look like I'm 34!! (Well, maybe 64 to my actual 71.)

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    Thank you for posting this. I too have dry skin and for some reason excessively dry this year. I have tried so many of the suggested cremes and lotions with not much success. I am going to try the baby creme in a tube. Please let us know if you find something that works. My nutritionist has suggested the coconut oil so will try that too yngldy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yngldy View Post
    I found that coconut oil worked the best for me. My wrinkles don't feel as deep as they did before I started using it. Unfortunately, I don't use it everyday (I forget, get busy, etc.) Seems like when I use lotions, my face and hands are dry again a couple hours later. Got mine at Costco in the baking section. It does smell like coconut for a little while.
    I use and give the thumbs up for Coconut Oil, so cheap so effective, great for conditioning your hair too! https://www.organicfacts.net/health-...conut-oil.html

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    I use Aveeno baby wash to wash my face and Aveeno Baby lotion on my face every morning. And, like Jan, no one believes I am 72. I use the regular Aveeno lotion on my legs, feet & arms daily. Aveeno products always go on sale and I use coupons.

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    Coconut oil....years ago I knew a professional model who said she and her friends( models too) used crisco to remove their makeup and Vaseline or olive oil as face cream/moisturizers.

    I use vaseline on my feet..slip on a pair of white socks. Coconut oil on face and whatever parts need it!

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    Coconut oil.

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    Read the ingredients. If a product contains cetyl alcohol...it is drying. I find Shea butter in a product helps and haven't tried coconut oil yet, but hear it's good.
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    I've been using Original Oil of Olay on my face for years. I'm 65 and don't have any wrinkles. Of course, I stay out of the sun, as that is very hard on your face skin. My mom used Oil of Olay and when she died at 92, she had hardly any wrinkles at all. I figure if it worked for her, it'll work for me! I use Aveeno everywhere else.
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    I use Oil of Olay (known as Oil of Old Lady to my daughters). There is a sensitive skin/fragrance free version. I've been using it since I was 18 - am 67 now and practically wrinkle-free.

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