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« on: February 08, 2014, 12:47:09 pm »
We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

For hand lotion, I've been using up the free samples of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture that my aunt got from work. It's fragrance free, which is nice, but their claims for a non-greasy formula... well, I feels greasy and weird to me. And then seems to vanish a few minutes later with no noticeable affect on my skin. For something I'm buying, I'd rather go with a company that doesn't test on animals.
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Re: Favorite Lotions
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 01:02:41 pm »
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We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?


I got quite a bit of Bath and Body Works lotion for Christmas, so that's what I'm using now, and if I buy lotion I prefer their's.  Most of the time though I do make my own.  I just use Hobby Lobby's store brand melt and pour base, add a little Vitamin E, and then whatever essential oils I want.  Mint is one of my staples and everyone I've made some for likes it too.  It's great in the winter on sore joints and during the summer it has a cooling effect.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 01:42:58 pm »
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We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

 
Lush. Right now, since it's so effing dry, I'm using the Full of Grace moisturizing bar on my face every day. I have oily skin in general, so I usually use their Enzymion instead; I'm a big fan of their skin care stuff.

Body-wise I have Aveeno right now because it's decently priced, doesn't smell, and works nicely. I'm not in love with it but it does the job.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 02:29:40 pm »
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What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

For hand lotion, I've been using up the free samples of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture that my aunt got from work. It's fragrance free, which is nice, but their claims for a non-greasy formula... well, I feels greasy and weird to me. And then seems to vanish a few minutes later with no noticeable affect on my skin. For something I'm buying, I'd rather go with a company that doesn't test on animals.

 
Unfortunately, Vaseline is probably always gonna be kinda greasy. :(

Personally, I think whatever you use should have an SPF added to it. Growing up in Texas with ivory skin taught me the importance of slapping on the sunscreen every day, even in winter, even if you just do your face. So pretty much every moisturizer or lotion I own has added-SPF or is branded as a moisturizing sunscreen.

Additionally, I've got rather bad acne and am prone to redness, so anything going on my face, neck and shoulders has to be formulated for that. I use Neutragena Break-Out Free Formula Sunscreen during the day, every day. During the summer, since I'm outside in the sun all day, I lube up liberally everywhere else with a high-SPF sport sunscreen like Banana Boat (I like the added Aloe formula).

I am experimenting with different types of moisturizers for night: currently, since I was pretty broke last time I needed it, I use a pharmacy-brand sensitive skin formula. I liked Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Night Cream pretty well -- nice, lightweight, and doesn't make my skin even redder. I may try a Neutragena night cream once I run out.

I don't really use body lotion unless I shave, and then I just use whatever Bath and Body Works stuff I've gotten (I am often gifted these, which I really appreciate).

As for hands, since I work outside, I need something pretty heavy-duty. I really like Burt's Bees Hand Salve or similar local beeswax lotion product: it's pretty greasy and takes a while to rub in once you've lubed up, but it lasts a long time and makes your hands soft and lovely. I also will use Curel or Nivea hand creams.

So, in sum: Neutragena and Burt's Bees have worked the best for me on a daily basis, but Bath and Body Works are nice treats. Kiss My Face or Jason are also good brands to look at. If I didn't have such acne-prone skin and didn't have to pick and choose products carefully for a budget, I'd use them more; they can be on the pricier side.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 08:55:06 pm »
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We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

For hand lotion, I've been using up the free samples of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture that my aunt got from work. It's fragrance free, which is nice, but their claims for a non-greasy formula... well, I feels greasy and weird to me. And then seems to vanish a few minutes later with no noticeable affect on my skin. For something I'm buying, I'd rather go with a company that doesn't test on animals.

I use different things for different body bits.

On my face, Eucerin Redness Relief.   They have both a daily moisturizer (with sunscreen and green tint to combat redness) and a night cream.

On my body, I use whatever is gifted to me.  Right now I alternate between Bodycology and Bath and Body Works.

On my hands, I use L'Occitane Shea Butter.  Best.Handcream.EVER.

On my feet, Curel Foot Repair or plain old Vaseline petroleum jelly with socks.
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Re: Favorite Lotions
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 12:28:49 pm »
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I use different things for different body bits.

 
Me too.

On my face, I use the ROC 5 in 1 line. I'm really happy with it. It doesn't break me out, either. Which is great because even at 45, I still break out from most things.

On my body, I use fragrance free Olay advanced healing intensive lotion.

On the extra dry parts, like elbows and feet I use this awesome stuff called whipped body frosting from a bulk company called essentials by catalina. I get the sample size and have 7% butters added. Which reminds me, I need to order some more.

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 12:53:01 pm »
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Body-wise I have Aveeno right now because it's decently priced, doesn't smell, and works nicely. I'm not in love with it but it does the job.


I prefer to use my homemade moisturizer, but someone gave me a huge bottle of this and I've been using a ton of it during the cold snap we're just getting past.  We fish people (maritime NWers) can't tolerate being out of the water too long.

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 01:53:06 pm »
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I use different things for different body bits.

On my face, Eucerin Redness Relief.   They have both a daily moisturizer (with sunscreen and green tint to combat redness) and a night cream.

On my body, I use whatever is gifted to me.  Right now I alternate between Bodycology and Bath and Body Works.

On my hands, I use L'Occitane Shea Butter.  Best.Handcream.EVER.

On my feet, Curel Foot Repair or plain old Vaseline petroleum jelly with socks.

I used to use L'Occitane all the time, until the coconut oil started making me itch. If you can use it, it's lovely.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 08:46:41 am »
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We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why?

 
body: Kneipp Fig Argan body cream

hands: Crabtree & Evelyn - Frosted Berries handcream

feet: pure shea butter ( I buy this at a german online pharmacy )

face: sample tube Nutritive Vegetal - Yves Rocher

 (sometimes I make homemade lotion) :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 04:37:25 pm »
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What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

 
I don't usually use any moisturizers aside from olive oil on my face and body in the shower occasionally. If I do olive oil on my body I'll usually do it as part of a sugar scrub. I recently started washing my face nightly (I know, that is like, basic hygiene), and since olive oil cleansing is sort of time consuming, I switched to using a gentle soap and I picked up some "Yes to Tomatoes' for a moisturizer. I dunno... It feels like it leaves like a layer of.... something on my skin. I like it pretty well enough.

I don't really like using regular lotions on my hands, either. I feel like they get dry even faster when I use a lotion. But I do like oil based hand scrubs. They don't seem to make my skin so weird. I can use most of the popular skincare oils on my hands and feet, but anything besides olive oil on my body seems to not rinse as cleanly in the shower and I break out a little. When I do use a lotion, it wigs me out if it is scented. I think I used to keep some unscented Jergens around that was a good hand lotion for when I reeeally needed it.

I have oily skin in general though.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 01:35:29 am »
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We were talking about lotion in chat the other day, and I realized I am running low on body and hand lotion, neither of which I've really loved, so I'm prodding the collective brain.

What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

For hand lotion, I've been using up the free samples of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture that my aunt got from work. It's fragrance free, which is nice, but their claims for a non-greasy formula... well, I feels greasy and weird to me. And then seems to vanish a few minutes later with no noticeable affect on my skin. For something I'm buying, I'd rather go with a company that doesn't test on animals.

I used to know how to make lotion and it was awesome. But now I don't and I'm sad.

But right now I'm a little obsessed with Weleda stuff. It's got lanolin in it, so I'm not really sure how that works out... I'm pretty sure they don't test on animals, though. Once I save up some money, I'm buying more of it. This coming from the person who has eczema and refuses to put anything on it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 10:18:25 pm »
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What brands do you like? Do you use different lotions for different stuff (hands, body, face, feet?) Is there anything you won't use, and why? Have you ever made your own?

 
I make my own hand cream because I've never been able to find something quite good enough to cut it during the winter months. I work at an animal hospital so I'm constantly washing my hands which dries them out and my husband handles a lot of cardboard which has the same effect. We use vitamin E cream with lavender, geranium and rose essential oils diluted in it. It does a great job and smells divine.

I've used the same face cream for years and wouldn't dream of switching because I love it. It's Burts Bees royal jelly day cream.

When it comes to body moisturizing I'm pretty lazy so I use Vaseline spray and go! A few seconds and its dry!
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