Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Face Gunk

Help! My daily moisturizer and I are no longer on speaking terms. For years I've been loyal; never switching brands, never complaining, never doubting. But the time has come to make a clean break.

Here's what I've used since sophomore year of high school:I saw my mom use it when I was a kid, it's reasonably priced, it has SPF, and I like the smell. And until recently, it worked fine. I say recently, because until recently I lived in Wisconsin - land of the harsh bitter winters, where a dense facial moisturizer was as necessary in the winter as a scrapper for your frozen car windows and a rope tied between the barn and the farmhouse so you won't lose your way during the blizzard. I needed the Oil of Olay moisturizer because while it's liquidy, it doesn't mess around - my dry winter skin soaked up the stuff.

I now live in a place where it can be 50 degrees on January 18th, and you can actually see the moisture in the air when you look out the window. I don't need to drown my face in goop everyday in order to prevent my skin from flaking off. I need a daily moisturizer that's much lighter, still has some SPF, and won't give me zits. I'm also a cheapskate so it can't cost more than a DVD, and it has to smell good.

You've been given your mission readers - go forth and recommend your best face gunk!


historygirlie January 20, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

Mary Kay....the "youth/teenager" line. I'm forgetting the name, but it's in an orange and white squeze container. I love both the face wash and moisterizer.

It's light, has a good smell, and isn't greasy....which is my #1 necessity for face moisturizers.

Princess of Ales January 20, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

Mini-Mom and I have been using Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for years. I used it when I lived in Wisconsin, too. Good stuff, not greasy or heavy, not icky smelly, and works great on any body part in a dry-skin pinch.

Anonymous,  January 21, 2009 at 5:35 AM  

My vote is for Cetaphil with the daily SPF. It's light, dermatologist recommended and the celebs recommend it as a "cheap" product. I think it's like $7.00. The face wash is also great and Target has a knock-off right next to the Cetaphil that's the same thing!


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