Dry skin cleanser/moisturizer recommendations

My skin is fair and also somewhat sensitive, and I've had many cleansers cause breakouts. I was using the L'Oreal 360 clean gel wash with the little exfoliator, but used the exfoliator sparingly. It worked well for about a year, then it started really drying out my skin, especially my cheeks and forehead. Right now I'm using an Olay cream cleanser for sensitive skin, but I don't really like it. It doesn't make me break out or dry my skin, but my face doesn't feel clean either. I'm also looking for a new moisturizer. I'm currently using Aveeno calming facial lotion, but it actually causes my cheeks to become red, a problem I've never had before. It is also greasy and feels heavy. For the past week I've been using just straight vitamin E oil that I use on my elbows and tattoos. Problem is I can only use it at night because it makes my face shiny and I can't wear makeup over it.


I was looking at FAB's Face cleanser and Ultra repair cream, but just wanted to see if anyone else had any recommendations? I'd prefer products around $20, as my wallet is a little tight these days. I'm really bummed, I'd thought I finally found "my product" in the L'Oreal cleanser. I should also add that this isn't winter dryness- It's been going on for a long time now, but I wanted to use up the products I had already as long as they didn't make me break out.


oh, and an afterthought: I do get a little oily on my nose and chin, I also have little tiny blackheads there as well. Not sure if that impacts anything Smiley Tongue


thank you in advance for any advice!! sorry if it got too long!

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Hi Jnos,


Have you checked out the Sephora Collection Skincare line? It is affordable and works great with sensitive skintone. It feels super gentle on the skin. If you like to, we are all about sampling at SephoraSmiley Happy. So if there is a Sephora near you then I would go in and get some samples first. See what works for you and then get it. Hope this helps.




Sara B

Sephora Pro Artist



Purifying Cleansing Gel

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Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15
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 Instant Moisturizer
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 Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15
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