All About Moisturizers (face and body)

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Moisturizers are the one skincare item I have not accumulated a lot of.  But I have compiled list of ones that I love and one that I am kind of on the fence about.  I will start with Bliss’ Triple Oxygen +C Energizing Cream.  I don’t have much of an opinion on this one.  It is moisturizing enough and has a nice citrus scent but it is nothing fabulous and is pretty pricey.  But it did not cause any reaction or redness.

My one "don't" for facial moisturizers is Perricone's Cold Plasma.  It works well for normal skin, but in my experience, not for sensitive.  Plus it smells like fish, and the scent lingers.

Now for the moisturizers I love.  The first one is Olay’s Complete SPF 30 Defense Daily UV Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin.  Whew, that one is a mouthful. This is a great lightweight, basic, everyday moisturizer.  Plus it has an SPF, can’t go wrong with that.  If you become a regular reader of this blog, I will ALWAYS  stress the importance of using SPF on your face, and everywhere else for that matter. Moving on to Aveeno’s Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15.   This particular moisturizer reduces redness, and like the Olay moisturizer, is basic yet effective. And it is SPF, too.
Another good one is Perricone MD’s Concentrated Restorative Cream.  I’m actually surprised this did not cause any irritation considering how potent it is.  It has a high dose of Vitamin C to get rid of age spots and redness.  It does sting a little at first, but it leaves my skin feeling soft and with more of a glow.  The only reason I would not recommend this one to everyone is the price. Also, there is chance some you may have issues with it and I don’t want that to happen.
My absolute favorite moisturizer to date is Philosophy’s Hope In a Jar.  A few months ago, my eczema flared up pretty badly on my face.  This moisturizer used in combination with the Purity cleanser put my skin back in shape.  My only complaint is that it makes my eyes sting a little and smells a little strange, but it is not enough to keep me from using it.

Perricone Skin Clear Hydrator: Soothing, and helps clear up skin.  This can make skin look a little oily if too much is used.  It has no scent and a little bit goes a long way.

Perricone MD More Than Moisture: This is drying for people that do not have really oily skin.  It left some dry flakes on my nose will I used it. But once I switched back to the Skin Clear Hydrator, they went away.  This does have an SPF 30, and smells of oranges.

Now for some body lotions. First I will talk about Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion, which is designed for sensitive skin and is very soothing.  It is also moisturizing without being greasy.  St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal Shea Lotion, which is pretty similar to Aveeno Skin Relief.  It is just thicker, smells a little better and is a little more moisturizing.  Also, it costs about %50 less.  Next is Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15 (yay!).  This is my favorite daytime lotion.  It is lightweight, effective, gentle and has sunscreen.

Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter: WOW!! My mom, step-dad, grandmother and myself have tried this and it works pretty darn well.  My grandmother has really dry skin and could feel a difference as soon as she put it on.  I only used it on my arms, elbows and feet, which now feel much smoother and resulted in no eczema flare ups.  My mom and step-dad had the same smoothing results.  It has a very light, but pleasant smell. Plus the container is pretty massive..15.8 oz and costs $24, which is pretty reasonable for something that will last as long and actually works.
I hope to add more moisturizers to this list to give you a better list of good, and some bad, moisturizers.
Best regards, and good skin,
Kristen

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