I usually use Bio Derma to remove makeup but I have been trying cheaper alternatives. And let me tell you not all Crealine Waters are the same. I will do a 'My thought' on the different Crealine Waters I have tried. Right now I am using Reversa Cleansing Micellar Solution. Its major selling feature is that it has a pump. I am constantly dropping my skin care bottles and wasting product.
After the Make up remover I follow up with Yonka Cleansing Crème (which is the first cream cleanser I have ever tried and now I am a convert).
On occasion I will use the Neostrata and Biore when I feel I need to deep clean. These are not my favorites for deep cleaning but I am trying to use the products up. One that I have been enjoying lately is the Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Cleanser/Mask. I highly recommend it. It has an odd texture. Its like moose with tiny little crystals (shh don't tell my derm).
I prefer to use African Black soap since it is nature. I am going to insert a stock picture since I don't have any at the moment. (I buy mine from Sheaterraorganics.com)
My dermatologist has not yet given me a prescription cleanser but has said I am not allowed to use any cleaners with “acne fighting” ingredients... I will try to follow his instructions but no promises.
I use to have a couple alcohol toners and stopped using them because they stripped by skin. I just started using toners again and I chose to go with the cult favorite Caudalie Toner (I'm a fan).
If I am not mistaken it has some alcohol, but for some reason it doesn't strip my skin. I am in love. I ran out a week ago and the thought on not having it freaked me out. There is another product I use this with that I will mention later.
I have a couple on the go right now. I have the Yonka Crème 11, 15 and 85. I am enjoying them and have found that they do soothe my skin. The only issue I have is that that they are not moisturizing enough for all day wear.
Some others I have:
I am looking to buy an eye cream because I have always had dry flakes under my eyes. Not a lot but it’s still not cute.
I have a sample of Eminence Organic Skin Care Guava & Bamboo Age Defying Moisturizer. What do I think about it? It' okay. Nothing super special.
I have used a couple Shisiedo eye creams but they burned and created more flaking. I do have some fine lines starting but cannot use and currently am not interested in retinols. I have started using Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. Initially I didn't like it but now that I am on Accutane it's perfect.
I have found my HOLY GRAIL serum. All thanks to EssieButton. Will do a review on it later but here it is:
I am not allowed to use because I am on Accutane.
Spot Treatment: This would be the longest list of products I have if I were to categorize my skin care. Anyway, a few weeks ago I had a Yonka facial and the esthetician used Juvenvil. She gave me what was remaining in the capsule and I did find that it help with my acne. It did not react badly with the prescription products.
The list of masks I have would be the shortest of all the categories but I do have quite a few for an average person. I hate using them. And they take too much effort. Most of the masks I have are for acne. An overnight mask that is moisturizing would be great to try.