Daily Face Only Moisturizer for SENSITIVE Skin

Updated on September 13, 2010
K.G. asks from Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Hi Moms,

I've been using the Mary Kay face moisturizer for about 5 years now and I like it but my skin doesn't seem to like it anymore. I just turned 32 and don't want to look like I'm 42 in the next year because I stopped using a moisturizer.. My skin is REALLLLLY sensitive and everything seems to make me break out.... Can anyone recommend anything that they use for SENSITIVE skin only ( JUST for faces)???

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A.Z.

answers from Tampa on

You might try Olay for Sensitive skin. I've found it to work very well. Plus it is reasonably priced.

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J.C.

answers from Ocala on

I also have sensitive skin which, as I've grown older and now live in a hot, humid area, seems to break out in the "T" zone (oily areas). Wrinkles AND pimples!

I'm now using Aveeno Clear Complexion on the oily areas. It's oil-free and hypoallergenic. I use Olay Regenerist products on the rest of my face.

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D.T.

answers from Tampa on

I have sensitive skin too. My dermatologist uses and recommended for me Lancome multi-vital bienfiat. It's the only one they sell with SPF 30. Pricey but I love it.

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P.M.

answers from Portland on

Here's a wonderful resource to let you check out individual ingredients in any cosmetic (use the search function). Even many products formulated for "sensitive" skin still have questionable and potentially hazardous ingredients. http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

I was born with sensitive, pale (redhead) skin, and then 20 years ago, I developed chemical sensitivities on top of that. I struggled for years to find a moisturizer that I could tolerate, and finally settled on just a few drops of organic olive oil pressed into skin with warm, damp hands. At 63, my skin is in remarkably good shape and people usually are surprised to hear my actual age.

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S.H.

answers from Seattle on

I switched to organic coconut oil- it works better than any other moisturizer I've ever used!

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K.M.

answers from Tampa on

Miracle Moisterizer- I get it from Southern Botanical in Clearwater on Myrtle-
###-###-####, I think they'll ship so I'd try the small size- $16 and see if it works for you.
best, k

L.T.

answers from New York on

I second the Neutrogena oil-free moisturizers. Most moisturizer makes me break out all over the place, but I can use any of these with no problem (not just the one specifically for sensitive skin). I'm bothered because they do actually have a lot of not-so-good ingredients, but I have yet to find a "better" moisturizer that works for my skin and doesn't cost $40 a bottle.

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A.

answers from Boca Raton on

My skin is really, really sensitive also. I feel your pain. I use Pro-Active Oil-Free Moisture with SPF 15. I don't use any of their other products, but have yet to find a moisturizer that works better with my skin. You can buy it online or many malls have Pro Active kiosks.

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J.M.

answers from Tampa on

I'm allergic to Mary Kay. I use Clinique. But I've been breaking out from stress. I use Olay for sensative skin. I have to use it every other day or break a few days as it still drys out my skin. Also Dove soap or caress, again I have to switch out soap. Even my laundry soap has to be Sears brand (yes Sears has their own soap). I'm allergic to All, Tide, Cheer. So watch out when you switch moisturizer, it might take awhile to let your skin absorb it. Try something at CVS/Walgreens plus you will save money.

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M.R.

answers from Orlando on

Hello, what area are you in? I am in the Orlando area and I have a great Prof. line that I use to do my facials, Its the France Laure skin care products and we have a great Azure sensitive line but the products are only sold in salons and day spa's. So you are welcome to call me and I would be happy to send you some samples to use and you will see great results, to calm your skin and hydrate at the same time and the line is not expensive. Also a good deep cleansing facial with Enzymes would be good for you to remove all the dead skin and the products would penatrate much better. Call me, I have 17 years of experience. ###-###-####

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M.G.

answers from Seattle on

I use Lubriderm unscented deep moisture.

L.L.

answers from Tampa on

Bioderma has worked well for me but I agree that Eucerin is a great alternative. Good luck :-)

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J.B.

answers from Tampa on

Mary Kay Miracle Set which includes the moisturizer just earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, so I can understand why you hate to switch brands. There are LOTS of different moisturizers in Mary Kay with different ingredients, so you probably just need a different formula. Do you still have a regular Consultant who works with you and your skin? If not, I have 30 years experience with these products and can make some suggestions. email me at [email protected]____.com

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S.F.

answers from Orlando on

I love Neutrogena products. They're affordable and I saw an immediate difference after I switched to them. I'd recommend the Neutrogena face wash for sensitive skin, followed by the Oil Free Moisturizer that corresponds to your skin type whether it's dry, oily, normal, or a combination type. They have a moisturizer for each type. Best of luck to you!

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D.W.

answers from Jacksonville on

Eucerin. 2 of my children have eczema and this is all my family uses.

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L.G.

answers from Tampa on

I also had to change my moisturizer recently after using it for years, my sensitive skin and Rosacea just couldn't take it all of a sudden. I have to have SPF in mine since I live in FL, I did a lot of research and found Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25 to be the best for rosacea and sensitive skin. I've been using it for a few months now and don't get all red and irritated anymore. I think right now Clinique has the free gift thing going on, so you can get a few makeup samples with your purchase.

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T.F.

answers from Miami on

I only started using moisturizer on my face a few years ago - it always made me feel too oily - until I moved to a non-humid climate. I went through many but my favorite, which is what I use daily now, is Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion (or something like that) with SPF-15 for Sensitive Skin. It moisturizes and does not leave your skin feeling greasy at all - can't even tell I used anything, except for the fact that my skin doesn't feel dry after applying it. It's also easily available at most stores (Target, WalMart, even the grocery store) and reasonably priced.

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A.L.

answers from Las Vegas on

hello
Dr. Hauschka Rose Cream is GREAT......... (dont get the light) I use the rose cream all the time and LOVE it.. I have sensitive skin as well and have tried soooooooooo many different products that are less expensive, but I always come back to the "doctor".......... it's worth the money.. and definitely a spurge for me.. about $45.00 a pop for small tube... you can use it sparingly..
best of luck

L.M.

answers from Dover on

You should check out Sei Bella. Unlike a lot of other brands, they don't have a lot of nasty ingredients that can do more harm than good in the long run.

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M.J.

answers from Sacramento on

Oil of Olay Complete Sensitive with sunscreen 30. I have very fair skin that is super sensitive and this is the only moisturizer I've been able to use long term without breakouts, rashes or other irritation. It's also great because of the high SPF, which will save you from wrinkles and skin cancer later on.

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M.V.

answers from Jacksonville on

Check out ARBONNE.com-----all natural products for ALL types of skin---can help you order if you are interested...can not buy in stores----great products for all of the family. Look it up and let me know if I can help you. they have several types of moisturizers. We are a preacher/teacher family so trust my help. Hope you find what you are looking for! M.

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K.P.

answers from New York on

Oil of Olay Daily Moisturizer for sensitive skin- I live by it! It's light and I have never had an issue with it. Everything makes me break-out with a rash- perfumes, shampoos, lotions- anything with a "scent". I have been using this (have switched from Clinique) for several years and have had no issues!

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J.P.

answers from Boise on

CereVe. It does "say" sensitive, but my dermatologist recommended it because it is so mild.

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A.O.

answers from Sherman on

Have you shared your concerns with your Mary Kay consultant? We have several great options for moisturizers...timewise, oil-free hydrating gel, classic/basic skin care, etc... Give her a call and see if a switch to a different moisturizer is all it takes. Your skin chemistry changes with the weather, time of the month, pregnancy, etc... So sometimes a small change up is a good thing.

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M.S.

answers from Washington DC on

Oil of Olay for Sensitive Skin--you can get it with SPF or without.

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M.J.

answers from Houston on

Nuetragena oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. It's inexpensive, I use it daily (during the winter I apply 2 coats because my skin is dryer). I have sensitive skin as well and cannot use anything with a built-in sunscreen for my daily moisturizer.

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S.H.

answers from Honolulu on

Almay or Neutrogena....

they are both for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic.
Easily found at any drug store.
Not expensive.
Or Clinique... from department stores.

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