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Maybe a mod would like to make this sticky if there are enough replies/interest

I'd be interested to read the favourites of others, so answer these Q's if you like:

SKIN TYPE (Normal, dry, oily, combo, dehydrated, acne prone, sensitive):

CLEANSER:

TONER:

MOISTURISER (day and/or night):

EYE CREAM

FACIAL WASH:

EXFOLIATOR:

ACNE TREATMENT:

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SKIN TYPE : oily/combo, acne prone

CLEANSER: Murad Clarifying Cleanser (in the Acne Complex Kit)

TONER: Murad Skin Perfecting Gel Toner (again from the kit)

MOISTURISER: Murad (AGAIN... from the kit! LOL) or Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion

EYE CREAM : Dove Essential Nutrients Night cream

FACIAL WASH: **see above**

EXFOLIATOR: Dermanew Microdermabrasion

ACNE TREATMENT: Differin Gel, Murad Acne spot treatment

MASK: Dead sea mud mask (from Jordan)

 
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Originally Posted by SalsaBelle1983 I just got some Murad samples actually, but dont wana start using/liking it til i know i can get hold of it easily enough!! I actually got started on this because my bf's mother had bought the kit for his brother - with the optional mask... for like $120.00 from tv - and it sat sealed for months... he never used it - so she gave it to me... and I've been hooked. I'm on my 3rd kit! LOL Actually they are supposed to be a 60 day supply. The cleaner/toner/moisturizer I use everyday - but the other stuff, I don't need as often anymore because so much of my breakout problems ended after using it the first time. It's the first system I've tried that actually worked for me. I also use the perscription Differin gel on occasional breakouts. It's nice only having to deal with one pimple every so often - rather than a slew of em'... but the Murad stuff is really nice. I buy kits at Ulta, but www.murad.com might be able to ship to you or point you to a store that sells it.
 
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SKIN TYPE: combo w/oily tendencies & slighly acne-prone

CLEANSER: anything from the drugstore; currently PhisoDerm & St. Ives Apricot Foaming cleanser

TONER: anything from the drugstore; currently Avalon C (someone gave it me)

MOISTURISER: day--Perricone's Face Finishing Moisturizer; night--Dr. Brandt's Pore Effect

EYE CREAM: none

FACIAL WASH: same as cleanser

EXFOLIATOR: Freeman's gentle exfoliator (use in shower 3x/week); Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasion in a Jar (2x/week)

ACNE TREATMENT: Origins Spot something (dab on zits when they appear)

MASK: Astara's Blue Flame Mask

 
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SKIN TYPE: combo, sensitive, acne-prone, and occasionally dehydrated from acne treatments

CLEANSER: Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap, Alba Organics Pineapple Enzyme Cleanser

TONER: apple cider vinegar toner (homemade)

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Proactiv Oil Free SPF 15 (day) and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream or grapeseed oil (night)

EYE CREAM: SK Hydro Firm Eye Cream

FACIAL WASH: same as cleanser

EXFOLIATOR: Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Peel (2x/week) and microdermabrasion cloth (1x/week)

ACNE TREATMENT: PC 1% BHA gel or 8% AHA; PC Blemish Fighting Solution

MASK: Queen Helene Mint Julep

 

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This is a great post! I like to hear what skin care other people use to get some ideas. I've been using Liz Earle skin care in the past 2 months and I just ordered some skin care items from C. O Bigelow. I'm interested in trying their line. Edited: My newest favorite skin care line is Clarins. I've been using this line for about a month now and see such a difference in my skin.

SKIN TYPE: combo/oily skin, sensitive, no breakouts but blackhead prone

CLEANSER: Clarins Cleansing Milk for combo/oily skin

TONER: Clarins toner for combo/oily skin

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Clarins Hydra Quenching lotion

EYE CREAM Dior Capture R60/80 wrinkle eye cream, don't use everyday

FACIAL WASH: Clarins One Step Exfoliating Cleanser

EXFOLIATOR: Clarins One Step Exfoliating Cleanser

ACNE TREATMENT: Mario Badescu Healing lotion and Fanie Hot Dot for occasional breakouts. My newest favorite is Dr. Eckstein Azulen Paste

MASK: Liz Earle Brightening Treatment, Neutrogena Advance Solutions Facial Peel

 
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SKIN TYPE: Combination/Oily

CLEANSER: I'm now an Extra Virgin Olive Oil user & i'm loving it!

TONER: I don't use a toner

MOISTURISER: Shiseido Pureness Oil Free Moisturiser (i use it for both day & night)

EYE CREAM: I don't use an eye cream

FACIAL WASH: I don't use a facial wash much but when i do its Boots Cucumber Facial Wash

EXFOLIATOR: Olive Oil with sea salt or else one by Chanel (can't remember exact name!)

ACNE TREATMENT: I don't use one but i'm looking!

MASK: Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

 
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SKIN TYPE : combination, acne prone

CLEANSER: Benzac AC

TONER: don't use normally but I like Burt's Bees in Garden Tomato

MOISTURISER: Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30

EYE CREAM : Azulene Eye Treatment

FACIAL WASH: **see above**

EXFOLIATOR: The Body Shop Body Scrub in Grapeseed

ACNE TREATMENT: Differin Gel

MASK: don't use

 
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Acne prone/combo skin

Cleanser: Perri Skin Care 10% Glycolic Cleanser

Toner: Perri Skin Care 10% Glycolic Toner

Treatments: Homemade Vit C serum and MD Forte 11 Lotion

Moisturizer: Emu Oil

Sunscreen: La Roche Pose anthelios spf 45 or 60

Evening:

Same cleanser and toner

Retin a .1 cream

 
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SKIN TYPE :Normal/Dry

CLEANSER: Liz Earle hot cleanse and polish

TONER: Neals Yard Remedy Rosewater (or Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic).

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Being a bit cheapy at the moment with Boots Botanics. It's not bad for £5 a jar, but I'll go back to Origins Night-a-mins when I can afford it. I'm still looking for a HG day cream, ideally with SPF.

EYE CREAM: Origins Perfect World for Eyes

FACIAL WASH: I use a wash off cleanser, but I do like Olay face wipes when I'm feeling lazy.

EXFOLIATOR: origins Never a dull moment

MASK:Origins drink up.

 
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SKIN TYPE: Technically combination, but the oily parts (which is most of my face, cheeks and forehead) are very oily and prone to clogged pores (not *true* acne); while the dry parts (nose and chin) seldom even require a moisturizer. My skin also tends to be a little sensitive and will get irritated when I use too many products or use strong doses of acne medication, so as you'll see I tend to use gentle products and low doses of medications.... I quit using prescription acne medications about two months ago, so I'm still experimenting a little, but so far the products I've been using work almost as well as the much more expensive prescriptions! Anyway to get on with it...

CLEANSER: Right now, Biore Shine-Control Foaming Cleanser. However I'm not noticing much of a difference in shine so I may go back to my Cetaphil cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin. I use one of these cleansers every morning.

TONER: None

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): On the rare occasion I get dry spots of skin, Cetaphil moisturizer works great. I don't use it on a regular basis though. (My dermatologist told me to just use moisturizer if my skin was dry, so I still stick to that.)

EYE CREAM: None

EXFOLIATOR: Cetaphil bar soap with a Buf Puf sponge in Gentle texture. I use this every night to cleanse and exfoliate. Recommended by my dermatologist!

ACNE TREATMENT: Stridex for Sensitive Skin (0.5% salicyclic acid), morning and night. I may need to add some benzoyl peroxide (2.5 - 5%) to my routine soon if the Stridex doesn't cut it, but lately I've only had a few blemishes.

MASK: None, I already clean and exfoliate my poor skin enough!

 
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SKIN TYPE (Normal, dry, oily, combo, dehydrated, acne prone, sensitive): normal and sensitive

CLEANSER: Elizabeth Grant Pur Torricelumn cleanser

TONER: Elizabeth Grant Pur Torricelumn toner

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): no creams only the EG serums

EYE CREAM : no creams only the EG eye serum

FACIAL WASH: see above

EXFOLIATOR: bakin soda mixed with a bit of cleanser

ACNE TREATMENT: Serious Skin Care Dry-Lo

MASK: Queen Helen mint masque

 

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SKIN TYPE (Normal, dry, oily, combo, dehydrated, acne prone, sensitive): Oily with dry patches from acne treatment and age peeling treatments.

CLEANSER: DHC Mild soap and Noevir's oily skin line cleansers (all Japanese products)

TONER: Noevir, although I don't see differences with toners. Do they work or not! haha I also use Biotherm's Acnopur toner with white clay to soak up oils.

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): I really don't have one, I just bought the Philosophy Hope in Jar on ebay, so I am going to try that. I heard about it on MakeupAlley.com. So far I've been using random samples of Chanel.

EYE CREAM: Benefit EyeCon and Ooh La Lift.

EXFOLIATOR: I have several. Bath and Body works Tea Tree oil scrub, Benefit Honey Snap out of it, and Biotherm's biopur scrub.

ACNE TREATMENT: Biotherm's Acnopur line is the best. Made with tricolosan, a gentle bacteria killer! Hard to find ingredient!!! I bought the entire acne line for $32 and I cleared up horrible cystic acne in two weeks.

MASK: I have something for men, skinlabs? I don't know, it's too strong for me.

 
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SKIN TYPE (Normal, dry, oily, combo, dehydrated, acne prone, sensitive): Oily

CLEANSER: Morning: LUSH Aqua Marina cleansing gel; Night: Clinique Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser

TONER: Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Day: No7 Matifying Moisture Fluid; Night: No7 Rebalancing Night Fluid

EYE CREAM Day: Boots Skin Kindly Soothing Eye Gel; Night: Either Simple Regeneration Defending Eye Cream or at the moment the sample I got of Shu Uemura Principe Eye Zone Complex

FACIAL WASH: same as cleansers

EXFOLIATOR: LUSH Angels on Bare Skin

ACNE TREATMENT: Botanics Tea Tree Oil

MASK: Clarins Aromatic Plant Purifying Mask or Clarins Thirst Quenching Hydra Balance Mask

 
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Originally Posted by Laura SKIN TYPE: Combination/Oily
CLEANSER: I'm now an Extra Virgin Olive Oil user & i'm loving it!

TONER: I don't use a toner

MOISTURISER: Shiseido Pureness Oil Free Moisturiser (i use it for both day & night)

EYE CREAM: I don't use an eye cream

FACIAL WASH: I don't use a facial wash much but when i do its Boots Cucumber Facial Wash

EXFOLIATOR: Olive Oil with sea salt or else one by Chanel (can't remember exact name!)

ACNE TREATMENT: I don't use one but i'm looking!

MASK: Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

Bad bad girl for not using an eye cream!
 
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SKIN TYPE : classic combination (normal to dry cheeks, oily t zone.) in the winter i have dry cheeks, forehead and jaw, normal nose.

CLEANSER: anna sui facial bar 1 for combination skin

TONER: orange flower water or proactiv in the summer

MOISTURISER: dove unscented w/ SPF 15.

EYE CREAM : none

FACIAL WASH: none

EXFOLIATOR: aspirin mask or paulas choice AHA 8%

ACNE TREATMENT: none. when i have a break out i sometimes dab proactiv toner on the area.

MASK: queen helene mint julep masque (clay based) for in the summer.

 
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SKIN TYPE: moderately oily (sometimes cheeks are a little dry) with rare breakouts

CLEANSER: Cetaphil (always!)

TONER: none

MOISTURISER: Oil of Olay for oily skin with SPFtopped with Paula's Choice Antioxidant

EYE CREAM : Dermalogica Multivitamin Powerfirm

FACIAL WASH: none

EXFOLIATOR: aspirin mask or Paula's Choice BHA 2%

ACNE TREATMENT: 5% Benzoyl Peroxide (Rx)

MASK: Queen Helene mint julep mask, aspirin mask or Astara Golden Flame

 
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SKIN TYPE (Normal, dry, oily, combo, dehydrated, acne prone, sensitive): combo, but tending to be a bit more on the oily side.

CLEANSER: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

TONER: Shu Uemura Depsea Therapy Moisture Recovery Equiwater

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Shu Uemura Depsea Therapy Moisture Recovery Emulsion

EYE CREAM: Benefit Eyecon (day) and Lancome Resolution Eye D-Contraxtol

FACIAL WASH: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

EXFOLIATOR: Benefit Honey Snap Out of It Scrub

ACNE TREATMENT: L'oreal Pure Zone Spot Check

MASK: Benefit Honey Snap Out of It Scrub (doubles as scrub and mask if you leave it on a few mins after scrubbing)

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Ok, #1, I've used tea tree oil before and it didn't work on me. I used to apply L'oreal Pure Zone Spot Check in a thin layer all over my face to prevent pimples and deal with existing ones. It's a good, inexpensive OTC treatment because it has the max (2%) salicylic acid for OTC's. Other brands have like .5% and are useless.
Hope this helps!

Originally Posted by moniKa. can anyone recommend a really really good yet inexpensive acne treatment that doesnt need a prescription?
please!


 
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I list a lot of products, becuase I like to have a choice depending on my mood and what I think my skin needs at the time.

SKIN TYPE: Combination, acne prone

CLEANSER: Cetaphil or DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to remove makeup then Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser to cleanse skin.

TONER: Proactiv Revitalizing Toner

MOISTURISER (day and/or night): Mary Kay Timewise Age-Fighting Moisturizer only in drier areas, like around my mouth.

EYE CREAM: Mary Kay Timewise Age-Fighting Eye Cream for most days, Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream when I need a little something extra.

FACIAL WASH: DHC Mild Soap on days I want to switch off from the Proactiv, not for any specific reason, just feeling like a change that day.

EXFOLIATOR: Mary Kay Revitalizing Mask (used as scrub), or a microdermabrasion cloth with plain water

ACNE TREATMENT: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle/Anti-Blemish Cream in the a.m., Proactiv Repairing Lotion in the p.m.

MASK: DHC Alpha-Arbutin White Mask (to combat discoloration and dullness), Beyond Belief Vitamin C & Tea Tree Oil Peel Off Mask (when I want hydration and anti-aging), Beyond Belief Alpha-Beta Hydroxy Professional Spa Clay Mask (when my pores seem clogged and my complexion is oilier)

 

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