Need GREAT Moisturizer

Updated on October 01, 2006
J.A. asks from Flower Mound, TX
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OK - my skin is really freaking out! I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Sprue and one of the side effects is dry skin. The skin on my face is flaky, itchy, red in spots and sometimes even burns. I've never had problem skin, and am still not experiencing any dryness anywhere else except my face. This is really uncomfortable, and to be on the vain side - not very attractive!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a really good moisturizer? I've tried Aquaphor (which is usually wonderful, but isn't touching this!)and Eucerin.

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answers from Dallas on


My first thought is Mary Kay. I think they are the BEST! I have a sample tube of the Extra Emollient Night Cream someone mentioned. I'll be glad to give it to you. If you want it, please contact me and I'll ship it to you or bring it to you.

If you want to try Arbonne, I have a friend who sells it and I can give you her phone number if you call or email me.

Hope this helps.
A. S.
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answers from Dallas on

I live and die by Arbonne. It is AWESOME. I use nothing else.

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answers from Seattle on

Yes, I agree with J.! Arbonne is amazing...the RE9 day cream and night cream should help you! And, it is very gentle, so it shouldn't burn or cause any reaction! Check it out at!

Good luck!



answers from Dallas on

Hi J.,
I have used the Mary Kay Night Time Emollient and it is good. It does feel a bit oily. But maybe that would be good for you.

I'm a paralegal, but I sell BeautiControl too because I love the products. I have a sample of our Heavy Duty Moisturizer for the face. You can try it for free.

I don't know about Celiac Sprue so you might want to ask your doctor if there's anything you should not use.

Email me if you want to try the moiturizer.



answers from Dallas on

Okay so I know that you have gotten a ton of other responses but I thought I would put in my 2 cents! :) My son has severe excema, including on his face, and Eucerin and Aquaphor both burned him and didn't touch his dry skin. SO of course we have a prescription steroid we have to give but the best moisterizer for him is vaseline-we buy the kind in the squeeze tube so that I don't have to dig in the jar. I know that it may sound gross and a little extreme but if the others aren't helping it may work to try a little bit. Don't know but thought I would share-it works for us.



answers from Dallas on

What ever moisturizer you decide on, and there are plenty of good ones out there, I recommend cleaning your face with a product that does not make suds. I am convinced that soaping products dry the heck out of your skin. There is amazing product by Neutrogena that is about 14.00 for a tiny tube and it is an undereye moisturizer/cream.
Results are amazing after using it for about five days. I swear it has a healing aspect about it!
Good luck with this. I too suffer from dry skin on my face.
C. S.



answers from Dallas on

My intent really is not go give you a sales pitch... but for EXTREMELY dry skin, I have a Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream usually used on hands, but I think it will do the trick. It contains beeswax and natural oils to help protect, condition and seal in moisture. It is from the old Classis Basic line and is only $11.00 (because the new TimeWise line is more popular) They also make an Extra Emollient Creamy Cleanser if you need! As always, Mary Kay offers a 100% money back guarantee and I don't hassle you with house calls I will just ship it to your house with a stamped return envelope for a check to come back to me :-)

Good Luck with you shin problems... I know how terrible this can feel!



answers from Dallas on

Arbonne! I've used the rest and Arbonne is the BEST!
I recommend the NutriminC RE9 day cream and night cream. They are amazing.



answers from Dallas on

The DFW Celiac support group has a list of acceptable moisturizers for those with CD:

Also, adding some Essential Fatty acids to your diet will help your dry skin. I take Fish Oil regularly but if you can't tolerate that try Flax seed oil. I used to have outrageously dry skin, but since going GF and adding the EFAs, I rarely need to use moisturizers.

Also, if you've not done so, you should have your two daughters screened for CD as it is a genetic disorder. I didn't find out that I had it until I was 42 and my boys were 8 and 10 1/2. It turns out they both have it as well and they've done tremendously better healthwise since switching to the GF diet. The sooner you catch it the better as the chances for autoimmune disorders associated with this disease increase the longer you continue consuming gluten. You could first do the genetic test and see if they have the genes.



answers from Albuquerque on

I know exactly what you mean J.! When I moved to Texas from Oregon, my face seemed to immediately dry out and all of my "fine" lines turned into wrinkles! :( I am only 30, and didn't think I was ready for anti-aging skincare products yet, but I had a friend who introduced me to Arbonne's NutriMinC RE9 anti-aging skincare line. It is by far, the best out there! I love the Eye Cream and Night Cream. But, the system seems to work best for me when I use each step. I'll never go back to anything else. If you're interested, you can learn more at Good luck!
- M. O

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