The Sensitive Skin Chronicles: Budget Friendly Moisturisers

Note: The Sensitive Skin Chronicles is a series of posts all written and researched by yours truly. I have normal skin but for whatever reason my skin is quite sensitive to anything and everything, making it quite difficult to find products that don't turn my skin red and blotchy. A product that works for me and my sensitive skin may not work for you and your sensitive skin, as we are all different people. Please be mindful that these posts have come from my own experiences, opinions and research and that I am in no way a professional, just a person who owns their fair share of skin care and makeup.




Another chapter of the sensitive skin chronicles is finally here. The absence can only be explained by the fact that life gets hectic and I forget about this series far too often- I am not a beauty blogger, I am simply a person with very sensitive skin telling you about products that don't turn my body into an inflamed, red mess, hoping that fellow sensitive skinned people may find some relief in my recommendations. Today, we are all about moisturisers, face moisturisers, body moisturisers, moisturisers for cellulite (because we all have it!), you name it, I'm here for it.

Enya Emu Oil Lotion

What does it do? 
Its a moisturiser, obviously- a good one at that! This is a very oily moisturiser though, so it may not be for some people. I love it for the fact that once it dries my body doesn't feel oily, it feels hydrated and conditioned. It kind of feels like getting a bottle of hair conditioner and putting it all over your body, which to be honest I actually love. Even better that it is made with pure Australian emu oil and contains vitamin E.

Who makes it?
An Australian made and owned brand called Enya are the masterminds behind this emu oil moisturiser. There is not a lot of information roaming around about this brand but I have found they are from Melbourne and I am struggling to find a bad review on them or their products.

Where can I apply it?
Your whole body will thank you for applying this moisturiser to it! I personally apply liberally to my whole body, particularly my legs if I've just shaved them, and sparingly to my face if I'm having a good skin day.

What is in it?
Water (purified). Glycerine (moisturising agent). Stearic acid (fragrance, surfactant). Sorbitol (flavouring agent). Cetyl steady alcohol (stabilising agent). Sunflower oil (skin conditioning agent). Fragrance (fragrance). Triethanolomine (emulsion stabiliser). Dimethicone (antifoaming, skin conditioning agent). Emu oil (skin conditioning). Vitamin E (skin conditioning, anti aging properties). Sodium hydroxy-methylglycinate (preservative). Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

Where can I buy?
Basically any chemist- Chemist Warehouse, Amcal, Priceline, you name it, they probably sell it. The 500ml bottle that I have, was ridiculously cheap and I got it from my local IGA if I am correct.

Jergens Skin Firming Toning Moisturiser 

What does it do?
When I first purchased this one, I brought it because I was like "Hmm it sounds good, but is it going to do what it says?" So, the bottle claims to "increase elasticity for visibly firmer skin". I was not a person who had a huge amount of cellulite on the back of my legs to begin with, but I thought it was worth giving it a go. As much as I was a bit skeptical about if it was going to do anything, I was pleasantly surprised that the appearance of my cellulite was reduced and my thighs did feel tighter and more firm. Hence, why I recommending this one.

Who makes it?
This product is made by the brand Jergens who have been in operation since 1901, so they have a fairly good idea of what works and what doesn't. They are an American brand from what I can tell and they seem to be quite popular over there as they are here in Australia. They are just a skincare company so all of their attention is put into their skin care products, which makes it a bit more trustworthy, don't you think?

Where can I apply it? 
This product can be applied to the whole body, but I just apply mine to my legs as that is the area that I want to focus on firming up. As it is quite a heavy product I probably wouldn't recommend putting it on your facial area.

What is in it?
This one has SO many ingredients in it that I would be sitting here forever working out what they do, so I'll give you the first ten, which are the most used anyway.
Water (aqua). Glycerin (moisturising agent). Cetearyl alcohol (emulsion stabiliser). Petrolatum (moisturising agent). Mineral Oil (fragrance). Ceteareth-20 (surfacant). Aliminum starch octenylsuccinate (anticaking agent). Cyclopentasiloxane (skin conditioning agent). Acrylates copolymer (adhesive). Dimethicone (antifoaming, skin conditioning)

Where can I buy?
I buy mine from Priceline for around $9.99 for a 400ml bottle, but I have also seen it the big supermarkets like Coles and Woolworths.

Rosken Dry Skin Care.

What does it do?
I mean if you haven't figured out that we are talking about moisturisers by now you probably haven't read the rest of the post. This is a daily moisturiser for dry to very dry skin, so this is the hardcore stuff, this is for the days that I look at my dry skin and think "holy hell, time to bring in the big guns."

Who makes it?
This is another Australian made brand created by two pharmacists who had the goal of creating a range of products that repair and protect your skin and don't have to cost the earth.

Where can I apply it?
Technically you can use this moisturiser all over your body, should your whole body be very dry. Where do I use this? I use this on my face where I get the driest skin ever and under my armpits (ew, I know) but I get such terrible dry skin under there.

What is in it?
Water (aqua). Glycerin (moisturising agent). Olea europaea (olive) (hydration). Cetearyl alcohol (emulsion stabiliser). Dimethicone (antifoaming, skin conditioning). Mineral oil (fragrance). Sodium lauryl sulphate (surfactant). Sodium cetearyl sulphate (cleansing agent). BHT (antioxidant). Disodium EDTA (chelating agent). Methylparaben (fragrance, preservation). Imidazolidinyl urea (preservative). Propylparaben (fragrance, preservative). Limonene (citrus fragrance). Linalool (fragrance).

Where can I buy?
This is another one that you can buy from everyone- from pharmacies such as Priceline and Amcal, but also from stores such as Woolworths and Coles.

So here you are, my three favourite moisturisers that work on my VERY dry and sensitive skin, you're welcome.

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