Alcohol-Free Moisturizer

What's everyone's favorite Alcohol-Free Moisturizer? 

With warmer weather on the horizon, I need to phase out my retinol serum and want to start using the Dr Dennis Gross A/B pads at night http://www.sephora.com/extra-strength-alpha-beta-face-peel-P269122?skuId=1352194 

I've had success with them in the past, and my skin isn't as sensitive to sunlight with it like other treatments are. I know in the directions it states to avoid products containing alcohol, and checked out my stash... all my moisturizers have alcohol in them. Even the Korres sleeping facial Smiley Sad 

I'm also considering trying Perricone's Blue Plasma instead, but am unsure how much sun sensitivity it has. I hate that "warm, I feel like my face is going to fry" feeling even when wearing SPF 50 with big sunglasses. It's most annoying when driving in the car and the sun magically finds a spot on my face that I can't block. 

 

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Night: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream, which I don't think has the "bad" alcohols. Ingredients:

WATER, GLYCERIN, ISOHEXADECANE, NIACINAMIDE*, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, PANTHENOL**, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE***, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4^, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT^^, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE^^^, ALLANTOIN, STEARYL ALCOHOL, POLYETHYLENE, CETYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, SODIUM PEG-7 OLIVE OIL CARBOXYLATE, PEUCEDANUM GRAVEOLENS (DILL) EXTRACT, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, C12-13 PARETH-3, LAURETH-7, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA. *VITAMIN B3, **PRO-VITAMIN B5, ***VITAMIN E, ^AMINO-PEPTIDE, ^^GREEN TEA, ^^^ALOE VERA

 

Day: I alternate these, or use the lighter weight one (Neutrogena) on hot days or under makeup.

 

1. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF30 [I think this comes w/o sunscreen too]  Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5 % W/W, Oxybenzone 5.0 % W/W, Octisalate 5.0 % W/W, Octocrylene 2.2 % W/W, Avobenzone 2.0 % W/W. Other Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Ppg-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 Ii, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Abelmoschuss Seed Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane,Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Pca, Trehalose,Urea, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Sucrose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Trideceth-6, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Peg-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Bht, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

 

2. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Soothing Lotion with Sunscreen. This one, I wasn't able to cut and paste the ingredients but I don't see alcohol in it.

 

Day and/or Night:

 

I use this one if I don't need sunscreen during the day, or I use it at night underneath the Olay or in place of it:  Paula’s Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator. Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate (thickening/skin-conditioning agent), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer (silicone texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-identical/repairing ingredient), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized vitamin C), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase (skin-clearing agents), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant extract/antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (binding agent/emulsifier), Glucose (skin-identical/repairing ingredient), Ceteareth-20 (solubilizing agent), Decyl Glucoside (emulsifier), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

 

It's scary seeing all these ingredients. Makes me wonder if I should mix my own. Smiley Happy

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Hi, I just bought the alpha beta peel, and I'm looking for after peel skin care product. 

May I know what product works the best for you after the peel? 

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I only use them about one time a week now, if that. I started using rx Retin-A, and much happier with it. BUT... I was using whatever moisturizer. I just waited a few minutes & didn't have any issues. My favorite night moisturizers are La Mer & Koress Wild Rose & C+ sleeping facial. 

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@triciaann12 LOL! Already on the hunt for a new moisturizer Smiley Wink 

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Yes! I love how re-vamped everything is- I just opened my new eye cream of theirs and it  is SO lightweight but was really moisturizing- I put my makeup and concealer on after it and no creases or dryness which is a miracle in this dry windy weather! Smiley Happy

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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I'm hoping this suggestion may work as I was told by the Nars specialist that it IS alcohol free- (also stated on our site too!) Their new skincare line has been really great on my own sensitive skin without drying it out or feeling too hard- plus I use the PTR max complexion pads which makes my skin a little more sensitive but the nars works well with it! 

 

Nars Aqua Gel Luminious Oil Free Moisturizer

 

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Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Thanks Diana! I was looking at this too. I was at a NARS counter not too long ago and was told that they partnered with Shiseido for their skin care line. 

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And this would work well to complement the Alpha Beta Peel:

 

http://www.sephora.com/hydra-pure-oil-free-moisture-P140620

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You may know this already (the Korres Sleeping Facial has both types), but some ingredients w/ alcohol in the name are actually fatty alcohols (emollient), so you don't need to avoid those. Examples: Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Behenyl Alcohol in the Korres Sleeping Facial.

 

Just thought that might help with your search!

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Thanks, I did know that, but I get a little disappointed when I see just "alcohol" in the ingredients list. I had a hard enough time finding toners without alcohol (I never liked alcohol in my toner) & now it's on to moisturizers... You're right, The Wild Rose Sleeping Facial does have both Alcohol & Behenyl Alcohol. 

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Thanks! My skin didn't like the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but I did try the moisture surge gel and thought it was decent. I think when using a strong treatment, you need to be careful what's inside the moisturizer. I might purchase the moisture surge gel. Thanks for reminding me Smiley Wink 

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