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#1 lizzie

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:50 PM

In todays newspaper magazine there was an article about the various constituents in face creams and how they effect the skin. Basically they all seem to contain vit A, or vit C or retinol in order to boost collagen. I've discovered that the brand I was using , which I thought was a basic moisturiser actually contains some of these ingredients. I have skin tightening on my face so obviously the last thing I need is to boost collagen production! I now feel completely confused as to what I should be using on my face. Don't think my rheumatologist would know the answer to this one- don't think cosmetics are his thing!
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:57 AM

Lizzie I quite agree with you, I am also confused as to what I can use on my face. I have some tightening around my eyes & mouth but never know what to use especially around my eyes which are very sensitive to creams.
So I would be interested in any suggestions as to what to use.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:50 AM

My dermatologist recommends Cetaphil moisturizer. He also recommends the cleansing bar. You can get it at any store, including most drug stores. They have a plain face moisturizer and there is one made with sunscreen. I used to spend too much on moisturizer before I was enlightened by two different dermatologists.
Give it a try!
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:28 AM

Lizzie,
Here's a link to our xerosis (Dry Skin) page. It mentions several lotions that help to moisturize and relieve itching. I hope you find one that helps.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:33 AM

HI there,

I agree with Jen that a good moisturizer shouldn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

From what I have read and recommendations from the dermatologist, Cetaphil is gentle for sensitive skin. It is light and keeps my weird skin problems to a minimum.

As for anti wrinkle creams, well I am not sure they really work at all anyhow. I do prefer to apply a serum with vitamins (but no collogen boosters). This is only my prefrence and has not been approved by a doctor.

Hope this helps.
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#6 lizzie

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:29 AM

Thanks for the advice. I do get a dermatological body cream on prescription from my general practitioner, but found the facial version very sticky and unpleasant.The Cetaphil sounds a better bet as can get a lotion. I have just googled to see if can get it in the UK but seems that can only get it shipped from US. Luckily my sister lives in Georgia so will get her to send me some to try.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:01 PM

Yes, no collagen boosters. I like to joke that I'm a collagen, botox factory.

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