Any good cruelty free body lotion that’s really hydrating for dry skin?
First of all, I’d like to thank Amia for suggesting taking the skin analysis test over on Mario Badescu website. It sent me samples on how to deal with combo skin and then I tweaked it from there. My problem is combo/dry skin so the samples were great for the combo part but not the dry part. After testing it out and seeing some results, I went into Ulta and checked out the MB section. For a $30 value I got heir combo/dry set which included seaweed cleansing soap, seaweed cleansing lotion, hydro moisturizer with vitamin C, and the enzyme revitalizing mask. It also included hyalouric eye cream. I was also dealing with crazy cystic acne, so I popped over to target and got the target brand on the spot acne treatment (just under $4). A combination of all of this (and being 2 months smoke free) was really saving my skin, it looks healthier, redness has gone down, and the cystic zits (along with trying to eat healthier) have finally subsided. However, my skin was still dry and flaky, not too much but just enough to bug me. With a different trip to ulta (I’m not going to blow all my money in one trip, that’s bonkers and MB is pricey stuff), I picked up the Rose hips nourishing oil and the chamomile night cream. I also added an apricot face scrub 1-2 times a week and voila! My skin is looking great and better than it has in a while! On this skin journey, my next hurdle it curing the dark spots/scars the zits left behind. If anyone has some fixes for these dark spots, PLEASE let me know!!
Advice, Recommendations, Tips? I have sensitive combination skin. Oily t zone, black heads across cheeks and nose, occasional pimples. I only wear mascara and eyebrow pencil for makeup. I have eczema but only experience flares on my hands. I was using la Roche Posay gentle cleanser but felt some stinging after a few weeks so I switched to Vanicream cleanser. I was using Differin Adapalene gel nightly but due to flaking I have changed to every two or three nights. I use Neutrogena extra dry skin gel and Ella MD SPF moisturizer. I will be adding Bioderma Miccelar water for make up removal and Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic serum to my daily routine. I also purchased Tatcha Rice Enzymes for weekly exfoliation and the Aztec Clay treatment for an occasional mask. Any comments on the products and routine? Recommendations for a fragrance free moisturizer and toner? Should I stop the Adapalene gel and use an AHA BHA cleanser at night? #help #recommendations #routine #skincare