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    Recommendations - Make Up Removers / skin products

    I made the mistake of using baby wipes to take my make up off last week (in my defence, I know this wasn't the cleveriest of ideas but it was all I had available at the time) and paid the price by developing some horrible allergic reaction in and around my eyes. I have spent most of this week looking like I've either been punched or am suffering from severe sleep deprivation. Anyway, hopefully eye drops and anti-histamines will sort it out but I'm now having a rethink about what products I use. Does anyone have any recommendations for good hypo-allergenic products, i.e. make up/make up remover/suntan lotion etc?
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    I discovered Clarins at the age of 23, after spening a small fortune on sensitive-skin products. It may cost a lot but you use such a tiny amount that a 150ml jar of day cream can last six months or more. The make up range, especially the foundations, blushers and bronzers are so light and you never get that 'caked look'. My only criticism is there palettes of eyeshadows are not very good. I have green eyes, khaki green to be exact, so I tend to just stick to browns.

    The bath/shower range is very moisturising. The bust treatment is fantastic and I have used it as a face mask and on scars as it really heals and lifts the skin.

    Their sun lotion range can be quite expensive, but again a tiny bit goes a very long way. The fake tan is used at many salons professionally.

    If you go to Debenhams you can book a makeover which take about an hour. If they have a treatment room you can do it away from the shop floor and they will show you how to apply it all as well.

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    Re: Recommendations

    Thank you HP, I shall see what I can find online and perhaps purchase a few 'to me, from me' items!
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    I discovered Clarins at the age of 23, after spening a small fortune on sensitive-skin products. It may cost a lot but you use such a tiny amount that a 150ml jar of day cream can last six months or more. The make up range, especially the foundations, blushers and bronzers are so light and you never get that 'caked look'. My only criticism is there palettes of eyeshadows are not very good. I have green eyes, khaki green to be exact, so I tend to just stick to browns.

    The bath/shower range is very moisturising. The bust treatment is fantastic and I have used it as a face mask and on scars as it really heals and lifts the skin.

    Their sun lotion range can be quite expensive, but again a tiny bit goes a very long way. The fake tan is used at many salons professionally.

    If you go to Debenhams you can book a makeover which take about an hour. If they have a treatment room you can do it away from the shop floor and they will show you how to apply it all as well.

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    Re: Recommendations

    I second Clarins; Simple is also a good range.
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    I love Simple and Clinique. Clinique have a policy of testing products and if one person has an allergic reaction they scrap it and start again.

    I have hyper sensitive skin which breaks out if I use anything on it other than certain products, so I stick with Simple for cleansing ( cheaper ) and Clinique for make up.

    For make up removal Simple do a facewipe which takes off everything. You can do a skin health test online http://www.simple.co.uk/

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    Clinque is superb....never used simple, might try it now. Sammi your litle one is gorgeous.
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    No7 Protect & Perfect affordable and totally fab!
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    Clarins are good (Ive used them for years) however, I have just defected to L'Occitane for a while. It smells gorgeous and no reactions yet. Skin feels fab.
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    Thanks for all your replies ladies, I'm going to give Simple a bash and see how it goes. I thought the problem had gone away but it seems to have flared up again....grrrr. I've never had an allergy to anything, ever, until now; I'm most put out!
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    Re: Recommendations

    if you're still struggling. i get an itchy rash under my eyes when i'm stressed. I find a tiny dab of 1% hydrocortisone cream (sold in tesco for bites and stings) takes the itch away, and Oilatum ointment patted onto the rash soothes and moisturises it.

    And BEFORE you all jump on me, I KNOW steroid creams are known to thin the skin yadda yadda, but i checked with my GP and as long as you use a tiny dab, no more than twice a day, and for no longer than 3 days...it's fine!
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    Re: Recommendations

    I've got some L'Oreal eye make up remover which is usually ok (I , too, have nasty allergy-skin at times) but have used various things in the past which I liked.

    Clinique, Dermalogica and Boot's No 7 facewash (the new foamy one , it's blue) is LOVELY for getting rid of make-up.

    Avoid any of those "wipes" from cheaper stores. The Simple ones are ace, but I bought some cheap-os and MY what a mistake. I looked even more akin to a horror film monster than usual...

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    Thank you all for your recommendations! My eyes are better now and I haven't had to use the eye drops for about a week now. I ended up getting some Clinique eye make up remover....ooooooooh it's lovely! I also ordered one of their mascaras and some Simple stuff as well, which all arrived in today's post so I think I'm sorted now.
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    Re: Recommendations - Make Up Removers / skin products

    Superdrug have an offer on for the Simple face wipes, 2 for £3. Got myself some at the weekend as I used to use their own brand (which have had a makeover/under and are now CRAP!) and they're fab. Get some quick!

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    Good old soap and water? Never fails.
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    Re: Recommendations - Make Up Removers / skin products

    I have been a massive fan of Lancome since I was 17, I know its expensive but I think its worth it. I use there gentle range for dry skin and use their cleanser (from the pink range) to remove make up i just slap a bit on then remove it with a warm damp square of muslin. They also do a fab make up remover called bi-facil which really gets your skin clean.

    I'm pretty up on make-up and skin care so if you are ever stuck gimme a shout and I see if I can help.

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    Re: Recommendations - Make Up Removers / skin products

    Quote Originally Posted by bossyboots
    Good old soap and water? Never fails.
    Never fails .... to dry my skin out!

    Boots Essentials Cucumber Cleansing Wipes for me!

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    I take back the L'Oreal item -it's made by Nestlé...

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    Re: Recommendations - Make Up Removers / skin products

    I never thought I'd say this but I do miss being able to have a mooch around Boots and the like looking at all the lovely things - online shopping isn't quite the same! I am trying to be good these days and now that I live in the sun my daily moisturiser is good old fashioned SPF 30 lotion! Now that's what I call an anti-ageing product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie_five
    I never thought I'd say this but I do miss being able to have a mooch around Boots and the like looking at all the lovely things - online shopping isn't quite the same! I am trying to be good these days and now that I live in the sun my daily moisturiser is good old fashioned SPF 30 lotion! Now that's what I call an anti-ageing product!
    Yes but think of all the money you are saving last time I went mooching in Boots I got abducted by the Lancome girl, the Benefit girl and the Dior girl...I came out £185 lighter!

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