Minstrel Minstrel
5 months ago

These products don't seem to work as my face feels tight and dehydrated?

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Ceraquench Renewal Cream M6 facetheory.com - Ceraquench Renewal Cream M6
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Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1 with Chamomile, Vitamin C, Liquorice, Meiview and Hexylresorcinol Facetheory - Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1 with Chamomile, Vitamin C, Liquorice, Meiview and Hexylresorcinol
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Relaxing Night Cream M10 PRO with Encapsulated Melatonin, Vitamin E and Peptides Lavender Facetheory - Relaxing Night Cream M10 PRO with Encapsulated Melatonin, Vitamin E and Peptides Lavender
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What are you cleansing with? And can you consider adding a hydrating toner as a base before cream? That helped me massively with my dry skin.

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You could try adding a hyaluronic acid serum at the base, and or mixing squalane oil with your moisturiser. Both of this work for my dry skin.

They sell these at the ordinary & also inkey list. But if you have acne may need to read reviews on whether the brand of squalane is comedogenic.

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It’s a possibility essential oils on these products are disrupting the skin barrier.

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This was my thought too - your Facetheory products contain a few potential irritants, and it is very likely that your skin barrier gets challenged by them. I'd opt for a simple fragrance-free moistruizer with ceramides (Cerave is an option, but there are many other good brands), and pretty much cut out anything else from your skincare apart from a sunscreen and a cleanser at night. After 1-3 weeks the dehydration should be gone, and then you could consider adding actives like a retinoid or ascorbic acid to help address your other skin goals.

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Good suggestion. Barrier repair is my goal at the moment. I’m using Paulas Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer and it’s excellent for this purpose.

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