moisturizer for dry skin

Written by on August 18, 2008 with 0 Comments

From:  "Linda Sy MD" 
Date:  Thu Dec 28, 2000  11:53 pm
Subject:  Re: [rosacea] linda sy moisturiser for dry skin

Steve  wrote:

> Hi guys, was wondering if anyone has linda sy’s moisturiser for dry skin and whats it like. Linda if you are reading this, could you reply with the ingredients and do you recommend using it after the vita oil, will this be a good regime for really dry skin thanks

lindasy-moisture-lotion-dry-skin Steve, Thanks for your interest in Linda Sy Moisture Lotion For Dry Sensitive Skin.  I do recommend this particular moisturizer in our line for rosaceans because:

1. It is non-comedogenic & non-acnegenic;

2. It is low in irritancy and allergenicity;

3. We have a long history with this product (been around since 1984) used by many of my patients with dry sensitive acne prone skin;

4. Many rosaceans in this support group are using it with beneficial results.

Of course, as you know, everyone is unique and most likely, there are some members who cannot use this product. However, I am told by our sales staff that return rate for Moisture Lotion For Dry Skin is extremely low.

Yes, you can use it after the Vita-Oil if your skin is very dry. Vita-Oil serves as a buffer for inflamed rosacea skin since it has few ingredients and less chances of inducing a burning response. Following this with application of Moisture Lotion will add much needed moisture especially during the winter months.

I would like to add that when the weather is cold and the air is dry, skin moisture tends to evaporate and it is a good idea to re-apply a moisturizer during mid-day, sometimes a couple of times. You just have to be mindful how your skin feels and give it what it needs.  I will post below the ingredient list for Moisture Lotion For Dry Skin. But first, I would like to take this opportunity to explain and emphasize my personal opinion re ingredients. There is advantage in reading ingredients, mostly for the purpose of checking ingredients that one may be allergic to.  Other than that, it is the final formulation that counts and not each individual ingredient. For example, rosaceans are told not to use alcohol; yet there are fatty alcohols that are actually thickeners/lubricants and far from your usual idea of alcohol. Another example: mineral oil and petrolatum have had bad reputations among acne prone individuals. And yet there is variation in concentrations, grades, quality and refinement in these 2 ingredients.

In the old days, they may have caused acne problems but not anymore with new technologies and better formulations. Some of the best moisturizers available contain one or both ingredients and you will be losing out by eliminating them from your armamentarium. The same goes for the issue of oils. Likewise, oils are not all comedogenic, as proven by this group. I remember how difficult it was for original members to accept this fact when I first introduced the idea two years ago. Just remember, if a product causes "bumps" within a week or so of usage, most likely, these lesions are not acne but papules caused by irritation or allergy. It takes many weeks for pores to clog and form acneiform papules.

Here are the ingredients;

Moisture Lotion For Dry Skin: Purified water, Mineral Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, TEA Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Sulfated Castor Oil, Lecithin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-12 Oleate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

I welcome further questions if you need clarification on the issues I raised. Just be patient if I don’t respond right away as with family home for the holidays, I have to curtail my computer time.

Linda Sy M.D.
Linda Sy Skin Care
Voice:Toll-free 877-Lindasy (546-3279)
Outside US: 925-256-0178
FAX: 925-939-5207

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