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#1 ABabyPlease

Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:56 AM

Hi, is there such a thing as really natural skin care? I have older, dry skin so it will need to help with that.

I’ve been using Jurlique thinking it was kind of natural but I don’t think that’s true.

By natural, I mean low in chemicals and additives.


#2 JomoMum

Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:58 AM

I use the Trilogy very gentle range. My friend who is an holistic facialist recommended it.

#3 Sentient Puddle

Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:26 AM

You know water is a chemical compound right?  Moisturising is an attempt to keep water in the top layers of the skin.  Not trying to be snarky but I think we are in danger of being hijacked by the whole "wellness - only natural phenomenon" without the use of common sense when it comes to these issues.  Most dermatologists still seem to recommend the use of sorbolene for dry skin to keep moisture content in and liquid paraffin for really bad eczema treatment - the epitome of "chemical".  Dermatologists also tend to recommend that people steer clear of plant derivatives in facial cremes as people can be allergic etc.  Dermatologists will also tell you that sorbolene is just as effective as expensive moisturisers.

#4 feralisles

Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:46 AM

I've been using the hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum from Leonardi Laboratories (find them on line).  It's been amazing for my dry old skin!
They are an Australian family owned company, using natural plant based ingredients with no animal testing.  They are competitively priced as well.

#5 Beancat

Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:48 AM

I use Arbonne Calm range and have quite dry skin and am really happy with it.  I receive compliments all the time re my skin and people are shocked when I tell them I am in my mid 40s - they always think late 30s/40 tops

#6 Gumbette

Posted 09 July 2019 - 09:59 AM

I use Tarte Truth or Dare serum.  Vitamin C (brightens), hyaluronic acid (hydrates & plumps) and glycolic acid (exfoliates).  I'm 48 and I love it.  It's vegan, no parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, or sodium lauryl sulfate.


For a no nonsense moisturiser I use the Cerave range on DS as he has terribly dry skin and eczema.  Not sure how natural it is, but it's good for dry sensitive skin - contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid and is fragrance and paraben free.

Edited by Gumbette, 09 July 2019 - 10:04 AM.

#7 lozoodle

Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:19 AM

I like Sukin Cleanser and night cream, combined with the ordinary hyaluronic acid and retinoid.

#8 Ozquoll

Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

I use glycerin and water as my face moisturiser. Glycerin’s edible, so I guess it’s natural and non-toxic enough 😉

#9 Poughkeepsie

Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:51 AM

I second the Sukin range. It’s lovely on my skin, has no SLS or petrochemicals and smells lovely. It’s also not ridiculously expensive.
We use Sukin products for almost everything in this house - handwash, facewash, bodywash, moisturisers, Haircare etc.

#10 Jenflea

Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:05 AM

I use Sukin and The Ordinary.

I found I needed a chemical peel(the Ordinary's Buffet and their lactic acid every so often) to really remove the dead dry skin, and then rosehip or argan oil to moisturise it. I use Sukin moisturiser under my make up every day if I go out, an oil if I'm at home.

You can damage the skin by using physical exfoliants which is what I used to use. They can cause micro tears in your skin.

#11 snowflakedoll

Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:06 AM

I’m really liking go-to skincare. I tried their face cleanser because the Sukin one was rubbish at getting rid of my makeup. I’m really happy with it. I’m also currently using go-to moisturiser and it’s really lovely and work. I’m using both in conjunction with TO hyaluronic acid and alpha h liquid gold.

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