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I'm looking for a moisturizer that won't break me out - I have extremely, extremely dry skin.It's summer and my skin is still so dry it is flaking off in little pieces and is tight and itchy. I really would like something that doesn't include these ingredients:

  • Isopropyl isostearate
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Myristyl myristate
  • Laureth-4
  • Oleth-3



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Have you tried Ole Henriksen's Nurture me?  It is made for dry skin which tends to get irritated.  It is what I use and I love it!  Makes my face look and feel amazing.

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When it comes to dry skin, there are two important components: exfoliation and hydration are key.  I have struggled with dry skin and hormonal acne. Josie Maran Argan oil was wonderfully hydrating and did not cause me to breakout. Don't let the word "oil" scare you. Also, it is important that you are using an exfoliator to slough off the dry skin. I use my Clarisonic twice a day. I also recommend Clinique 7 Day Scrub, it is gentle enough to use daily and works great. Since I started using the Murad Resurgence line 1 month ago, I no longer have dry skin or acne.  I don't have to use my topical acne prescription or a daytime moisturizer anymore! I never thought that was possible! This line has worked wonders for my skin! I know it's frustrating to have dry skin/acne because all of the acne products dry out your skin even more!  It takes a lot of trial and error to find out what works for your individual skin.  Good luck!

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I agree: REN's products are quickly moving to the top of my "VIB Sale Shopping List".  I've heard nothing but good about them, and I do believe they are sulfate-free as well as cruelty-free to animals.  Caroline Hirons is always mentioning them, especially to those that are in the U.S. where other products in the U.K. aren't available.  Bottom line: Look for hyaluronic acid as a "must" ingredient for yourself.

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I suggest using Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Advanced Hydration..


I also suggest exfoliating your skin using Ole Henriksen's Walnut Complexion scrub..

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I suggest First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It doesn't contain any of the ingredients that you mentioned. I have super dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin and I find that most of the products from First Aid Beauty work well with my skin.

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I agree, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is great for sensitive, dry skin!  Smiley Happy -Laura

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I really like their cleanser, too.  I just started using it and it leaves my skin softer.  Just because something is Natural doesn't mean that it's the right thing for your skin, and not all chemicals are not bad.  Boscia is a good line, too, so if you don't need something so strong for your acne I would consider that as well.

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