I'm back! There is so much to catch up on! I'm Sorry for my absence here, moving and getting settled hasn't been easy or quick but it's been rewarding moving into our first Home and making it our own☺️
This is my "DIY" moisturizer combination. I finally have an ingredient deck to formulate my own which will also be safe for acne. Until then, This #cerave moisturizing cream is completely fungal/malasezzia safe since it is free of fatty acids, esters, and food-grade ingredients. It has been my skin savior for the last several months now and counting by repairing, protecting, and maintaining the skin barrier. Of course, every skin is different and can react differently. It's pretty occlusive on its own, but not greasy like a typical moisturizing cream. It leaves the skin rather matte actually, but well moisturized, so soft, and protected. I use this combination both day and night under my spf and makeup and as a nighttime protective layer following serums. Because it is so thick, I add a Hydrating mist #madhippie and a small amount of #gardenofwisdomskincare #squalane oil which is free of fatty acids and esters which feed fungal acne. Olive-derived Squalane is the only oil I use currently besides Sunflower oil as a base in my oil cleanser.
This moisturizer is not a Green beauty/ eco-conscious moisturizer, but it works for my skin and that's what I need and haven't been able to find in Green Beauty products. My skin thrives with a balance in skincare ingredients consisting of synthetic, skin-communicating actives and plant-derived ingredients. The Simple Skincare Science Blog has been a great source of solid information about acne skincare and ingredient interaction with the skin, I highly recommend this blog if you struggle with adult acne particularly!