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Old 01-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
 
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I have oily, breakout prone, sensitive skin. I'm in search of a mild cleanser that still leaves my face feeling clean. If the cleanser won't remove makeup, let me know what to use in order to do so.

I have been using the neutrogena oil free acne wash (which contains salicylic acid 2%) but I think I need something more mild. But I would also like it to leave my face feeling clean, not sure if this is too much to ask. I really hate how my face looks and feels a couple hours after washing due to all the oil it produces.

I tried cetaphil for oily skin which was a nightmare. Not only did it smell really bad but my face felt sooo dry.


I also have no idea what to use for acne. I've tried bp which seemed to be working but irritated the hell out of my skin. The combination of bp and a moisturizer was a disaster.

RedCat recommended a cleanser and salicylic acid which I might have to try. But I don't have a lot of disposable income at the moment and that stuff is a little pricey.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
 
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Good luck finding anything more affordable. I've been searching for 30 years, and all of the drugstore stuff is crap. It's all too harsh, or doesn't clean well.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
 
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I think the one I used to use was Neutrogena Foaming Face Wash. Good stuff.

ETA: I just checked on the Neutrogena website and it's Fresh Foaming Face Wash. It cleanses and removes makeup. I liked it a lot.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:58 AM   #4
 
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Have you tried Cyteal?
http://www.unipharma-sy.com/sub.aspx?id=14

I usually use it for my body all the time, I love it as since I started using it my skin cleared up almost completely! I don't have acne but my brother does, and he was having the worst breakouts recently and I got him to use it on his face and was it of with COLD water (the coldest your skin can bare) and its 80% better! he gets a zit here and there every once in a while but its almost cleared and if you follow it with a good suitable moisturizer, you'll have clearer skin in no time now I got him to start using Dalton's whitening cream since whats left is just the acne scars and dark spots. if you got any questions let me know!



edit: one good thing, you don't need to use much of the product, a few drops will be more than enough
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:34 AM   #5
 
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I have been using the Cetaphil Facial Cleanser. It is mild but a little stronger than their other soap so that it can remove make-up and dirt. After that, I use the Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion. It is mild but it also has BHA which can act as an exfoliant inside of your pores to clean them out. I started using both of these recently (within the last six months or so) and realized how much money I was wasting on products that really did nothing for my skin. I bought the book "Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me" and then made the switch. I only wash my face at night when I get home from work and then use a couple drops of jojoba oil to moisturize. In the morning, I rinse my face off with lukewarm/warm water and them apply an SPF 45 sunscreen. I hope that you find the things that work for you!

I didn't read that you had already tried this cleanser, sorry! But maybe you could try it again with the claryifying lotion? I know it sucks trying to figure out what your skin needs and how you are going to meet all of its needs when no one product seems to do it all....
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