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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.

Thanks

#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 Grinchette

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.

https://tartecosmeti...serum/1601.html

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 Jingleflea

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.

#12 wilding

Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:42 PM

View Postferalisles, on 09 July 2019 - 09:46 AM, said:

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.

I meant to say a little while back thank you for sharing this company. I don't feel comfortable supporting a company such as the ordinary.

#13 c.sanders

Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:52 PM

View Postwilding, on 25 July 2019 - 01:42 PM, said:



I meant to say a little while back thank you for sharing this company. I don't feel comfortable supporting a company such as the ordinary.

Why is that?  Genuinely would like to know if I'm missing something

#14 Magratte

Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:31 PM

View Postc.sanders, on 25 July 2019 - 04:52 PM, said:



Why is that?  Genuinely would like to know if I'm missing something

Same. I am curious.

#15 newbub2014

Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

View Postferalisles, on 09 July 2019 - 09:46 AM, said:

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.

How much do you need to use each time? Does it last a long time? I’ve been using Hyaluronic serum and Vitamin C serum in seperate bottles from Lust Minerals, however they’re $55 each for 30mL. The one you posted about seems like a much better deal unless it’s very diluted, but I couldn’t find details of concentration on the website

#16 EmmDasher

Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:04 PM

Have a look on Nourished Life & Flora and Fauna. They have a good selection of natural brands. It’s hard with really dry skin though. I have very dry/dehydrated skin and it’s hard to get products that are sufficiently moisturizing but work in well with other make up/skincare.

Sukin is good for cleanser but none of their moisturizers are enough for my skin. Weleda do some really great moisturizers. I’ve also bought straight Shea butter from Biome before and used that at night. Oils and serums are a nice addition but not enough on their own in my experience.

#17 newmumandexcited

Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:45 AM

Can I just say, google Living Libations? Changed my life. It’s not cheap but I’ve tried every natural product under the sun and I’ll never use anything else.

#18 yule_maiden

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:14 AM

I'm using Weleda light skin food for winter, it is very moisturizing. I also use Weleda mallow cream. It's their baby moisturiser,  but has no fragrance etc so is really good for my temperamental skin.

#19 newmumandexcited

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:39 AM

View PostMagratte, on 25 July 2019 - 05:31 PM, said:



Same. I am curious.

The ceo is a bit cray.

I would also use an oil rather than a moisturiser.

Edited by newmumandexcited, 08 August 2019 - 06:41 AM.


#20 Sockergris

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:48 AM

I love The Ordinary stuff.

View Postnewmumandexcited, on 08 August 2019 - 06:39 AM, said:



The ceo is a bit cray.

I would also use an oil rather than a moisturiser.

The CEO died last January and the company is now owned by Estée Lauder I think.

#21 Prancer is coming

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:48 AM

Check out Beauty and the Bees.  They are a Tasmanian company that I think are pretty natural.  Their products are based around honey and olive oil.  They are also big on environmentally friendly packaging, so no plastic anywhere.  The founder has Autism and is a really interesting lady.  They have quite a following in New York.  I have sensitive skin, and this is the best product I have found.  And I am not affiliated in any way, just a happy customer.

#22 nom_de_plume

Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:52 AM

I use The Ordinary hylauronic acid, niacinamide and zinc, and plant derived squalene. I also use CeraVe moisturiser and do a regular lactic acid peel for chemical exfoliation. It’s good quality and affordable. Active ingredients are key to good skincare and maintaining your skin’s moisture barrier. I was previously using Sukin thinking natural was better but it really wasn’t doing anything for my skin.

#23 JingleBlitzenBalls

Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:07 PM

I have done some editing.  Please remember it is against forum rules to give out Dr recommendations.  Please use the PM system instead.

Thank you
JB :)

#24 Ivy Ivy

Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:29 PM

I use Paula's Choice.  Buy online.  Limited additives/no fragrance.  Fantastic range for many different skin types.

Her books on skincare companies are eye-opening, before I read them I was putting all sorts of rubbish on my skin.  She is really blunt in how many bad chemicals are in which products in her books.

#25 hotsonfornowhere

Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

I just wash my face with water and put rosehip oil on my face at night.




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