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Whats a good makeup for sensitive/eczema prone skin?

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Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:50 pm      Reply with quote
I'm on a quest to find something that covers naturally, yet is moisturizing but won't irritate my sensitive skin. This might be difficult since it can't have fragrance, or any kind of spf since I'm allergic. I have purchased a few products over the past couple of months that haven't worked out so well...I used to love Revlon's New Complexion makeup, but now that I'm older I need something more moisturizing...it doesn't seem to go on as good as it did before and ends up being cakey.

This is what I've tried so far with no luck:

Jane Iredale pressed base: caused irritation, I don't understand why though..I thought mineral makeup was supposed to be irritant free?

Almays line smoothing makeup: doesn't really smooth any lines...and I find it also irritating, maybe its the spf 15?
I tried the concealer also and it too caused irritation.

Revlons New Complexion Compact Makeup: Loved this at first, then I noticed my excema flaring up the next day...I wished it would have worked for me, loved the coverage it gave and felt nice and light!

Dermalogica sheertint:For some reason lavender bothers my excema, I can not use too many natural products because lavender and most essential oils they add for fragrance irritate me!

Loreal's quickstick: Caused severe allergic reaction for some reason, and is very drying.

So there you have it...is there anything out there that will work for my skin type? I'm willing to try anything highend or drugstore, doesn't matter. TIA!

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Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:02 pm      Reply with quote
I would investigate more mineral makeup lines, since they don't add fragrance or weird fillers to their foundations. I have tried Alima and Everyday Minerals and liked them both pretty well, but EDM was better on my combination skin.

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Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:33 pm      Reply with quote
I agree that you should try out some other mineral makeup brands. I currently use True Cosmetics Pressed Powder and don't seem to react to it at all. If you want to try it I would suggest going to their website to see if there is a place near where you live that sells it. If you don't see a location, email them b/c I think, if I am remembering correctly, not all of their locations are listed on their website. I found this when I emailed them.

As for the JI not working it could be because her pressed base contains bismuth oxychloride and dimethicone. Fyi, if you look up the ingredients and see that True's pressed base "may" contain bismuth oxychloride, don't worry b/c one of the forum members inquired about it and apparently it is a negligible amount (if it contains it at all).

Best of luck to you. Smile

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Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:41 pm      Reply with quote
I was also going to suggest minerals since you have sensitive skin, BUT they can be drying. That's a common complaint -- can be drying and will accentuate every little line and crease. You have to make sure you skin is well moisturized.

Philosophy (department store brand, should be easy to find) has one called 'the Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas'. Like most minerals it's a foundation/concealor/powder/SPF all rolled into one (powder) product. It has no talc, oils, fragrances, or other chemicals that cause irritation. But everyone's skin is different, so YMMV.

And you might want to check into Illuminare, a 'liquid mineral', it's moisturizing and gives great coverage (which you can control with application). There are I think three formulations and you can buy samples to see which works best. I really like Illuminare.

http://www.illuminarecosmetics.com/
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:38 pm      Reply with quote
I would suggest Dr Hauschka or Lavera makeup. I personally have been using Dr H for years and love it. I have sensitive skin and have never encountered any irritation or redness from the makeup. I know many other foundations used to leave my skin feeling itchy or looking blotchy but my skin actually looks and feels better after I've washed off my Dr H foundation. I also suggested Lavera because they have a product line for hyper-sensistive skin so I'm assuming their makeup would be suitable for sensitive skin types as well.

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Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:20 pm      Reply with quote
when my allergies were most extreme, i have raised red patches on my face, not dry like rosacea... i used Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer~ it covered my redness very well

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 am      Reply with quote
As an eczema sufferer for many years, I have tried MANY products on the market. Stay away from minerals-they are definitely not good for our eczema prone skin. First, make sure your skin is protected with a great moisturizing system before applying any foundation or powder.For whatever reason, MAC's studio tech and studio cream foundation agree with my skin. I have used SO many products but these are the only ones that do not flare up my eczema. Besides, they will refund you if they do at all. I have had Clinique, Guirlan, paulas choice sensitive(not bad)and this is my favorite. A matter of fact, for the first time in my life, a coworker called my skin flawless. Good luck!!!
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Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:26 am      Reply with quote
Are you able to exfoliate? That would help with moisturizer being able to penetrate the skin and reduce flakey dry skin. I have been using Dr Denese's recommendations and gotten great results (with modifications in using the products I already had instead of buying new products).

Are you taking any fish oils to help with the ezcema? It may take up to four weeks before seeing complete results depending if you have the dry or wet type but it works great for the dry type. I take Genuine Health Double Strength omega3.

For dry skin minerals, try Joppa Simple Radiance, Lumiere Flawless Face, Lauress Elemental but it might cause problems with clogging depending on your skin from what I heard from some users. I think it's the coconut derivative but try samples and do a test patch. I bought one but have not used it.

There is also Pure Anada and Blusche. With Blusche you can request squalane to be added to your foundation. All these mineral brands are designed to be for dry skin but I rec regular exfoliation to keep the skin less dry looking.
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:13 pm      Reply with quote
Most mineral cosmetics contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are considered reltively safe ingredients by most standards, although some people have concerns about both of these ingredients and especially titanium dioxide.
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Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:56 am      Reply with quote
I've had great results from Hourglass Tinted Moisterizer. It covers like a foundation, and I can use it after fairly aggressive peels without any irratation. I've suffered from dermatitis off and on for many years but have never had a problem with Hourglass. Best of luck to you!
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Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:53 pm      Reply with quote
Have you tried Becca? My skin is often inflamed and red, and this line has never irritated my skin. It's not cheap though.
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