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Old 11-04-2019, 04:15 PM
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Whipped Shea Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil. You skin will drink up either or both.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Early research shows that applying coconut oil to the skin twice daily can improve skin moisture in people with dry skin. It is effective for eczema and psoriasis.

Shea butter is a complex fat that in addition to many nonsaponifiable components contains the following fatty acids: oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, linolenic acid and arachidic acid.

Shea butter melts at body temperature. Proponents of its use for skin care maintain that it absorbs rapidly into the skin, acts as a "refatting" agent, and has good water-binding properties. People apply shea butter for acne, arthritis, burns, dandruff, inflamed skin, dry skin, eczema, insect bites, muscle soreness, scaly and itchy skin (psoriasis), rash, a skin infection caused by mites (scabies), scars, sinus infection, skin breakages, stretch marks, wound healing, and wrinkled skin.

They are also both used for cooking.

I use this for all my personal cleansing needs - even shampoo.


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Old 11-04-2019, 10:29 PM
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CeraVe for moisturizing, especially the eye cream

Cetaphil liquid for face washing

ELF has a good makeup remover wipe that I especially like when traveling.

All of these are pretty inexpensive and can be found at Walgreen, Target, Walmart, Ulta, etc.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:13 PM
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I learned this from my patient.
Cocoa butter. Makes skin radiant.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:54 AM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Cetaphil lotion.

The cetaphil that comes in the small tub with lid is the best lotion I have ever used for my eczema.
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:24 AM
Location: Europe
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Bought in the sales online KikoMilano Sicilian Notes energizing face moisturizer and Sicilian Notes energizing cleanser been using it now for a week. Very lovely sicilian lemons scent and works well. The moisturizer is a gel and non-greasy. Sales price moisturizes euro 8.00 and cleanser euro 3.50. I look up USA site and sale is there for usd 10.00 and usd 5.00 for the items. I use pea size amount and I think jar will last few months.

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Old 02-02-2020, 07:08 AM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Originally Posted by deetz View Post
Looking for Skin moisturizer for my face and facial cleanser that aren’t too expensive and not filled with A lot of chemicals.
I use doublebase really cheap with no perfumes.. you can add some vit E from a capsule and put it through it ..if you wanted to.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:16 AM
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If looking to avoid the chemical soup found in the typical drug store brands checkout Alba Botanical products. They're usually available at Target (maybe Walmart?) and are quite affordable with a list of ingredients that are about entirely plant-based. You can also purchase online at varying websites too. The Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser is fabulous https://www.albabotanica.com/en/prod...-enzyme-8floz/ as is the Hawaiian Oil-Free Aloe and Green Tea Moisturizer. https://www.albabotanica.com/en/prod...green-tea-3oz/
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:09 AM
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Cleaner: Ivory soap.

Lotion: Oil of Olay.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:34 PM
Location: Philaburbia
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You cannot go wrong with oil of Olay's original formula.

Cleanser: Basis soap. Cleans without drying.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:54 AM
Location: in your dreams
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Originally Posted by Ghaati View Post
Buy a very small jar of pure shea butter and a cheap salt server with spoon (it's a teeny tiny bowl that holds just a few pinches of salt).

Use the salt spoon to scrape a pea-sized bit of shea butter from the jar, and mix with 3 or 4 drops of olive oil from the kitchen cupboard.

Use a few drops to coat your face, and wipe it off with a dry cotton wash cloth. Then rinse the wash cloth, use hand soap if needed to clean all the makeup and dirt off the cloth, and wipe the rinsed, wet cloth over your face again. If you removed too much of the oil/butter mixture just add a single drop from whatever is left over in your salt dish.

You have just removed all your makeup and moisturized your skin with 2 ingredients, no soap at all, no chemicals or artificial anything, at the cost of around 50 cents per week.
This is similar to my cleansing method. Various types of oils work great for this, plus the washcloth exfoliates. However, I do this in the shower, since the heat helps liquefy the oil.

I do follow up with cleanser afterward. I've been using Bela Pure Goat Milk & Honey bar soap for the past year. Love this soap, no sting and smells nice.

For moisture, I'm on my 2nd jar of egyptian magic all purpose skin cream. This has easily become a staple in my house.
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