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  • Whats the best minimalist moisturiser?

    Fragrances irritate my skin, so even moisturisers that claim to be "natural" or "organic" I avoid. I've been using jojoba oil for a while which works fine (it seems to be a popular choice on this forum). I tried extra virgin olive oil for a few days, put some in my hair at night, washed it off the next morning, which made my hair less dry. It also has the benefit of being significantly cheaper than jojoba oil.

    Is olive oil better than jojoba oil? Is there any good evidence of which is the most beneficial for skin (you can get lots of hits googling, but its all pseudo science from what I saw)? So what do you guys use?
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    I use coconut oil. I love it and it smells great!
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    • #3
      I've used coconut oil, jojoba, camellia, and shea butter, depending on the season and how dry my skin is.

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      • #4
        Jojoba is closer to your natural sebum than olive oil. Personally, I am in love with coconut oil.
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        • #5
          Coconut oil -- face, body, hair.

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          • #6
            jojoba, coconut, or grapeseed.
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            • #7
              I like argan oil.

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              • #8
                I love emu oil and jojoba oil.
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                • #9
                  Coconut oil. I use jojoba right now, but for some reason my dry skin looks dry again a few hours later. That doesn't happen with coconut oil. If olive oil works for you, I'd use that. I don't think it makes a whole heck of a lot of difference.
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      I've been slathering coconut oil on my sunburn lately and it's been making my skin all nice. Takes forever to absorb, but I just do it before bed and it's gone by the time I wake up.

                      I don't usually put anything on my face. I just rub thoroughly with hot water at the conclusion of my shower (when the pores are all open and whatnot). I don't really break out much anymore. When I do, though, a mix of castor oil and olive oil works pretty well. You don't have to use olive oil, though. Just castor oil and whatever other oil you want. The next time I do it I'll probably use coconut oil because I don't buy olive oil anymore. Anyway, you rub it on your face, put a hot washcloth on your face to steam-clean, take it off when it gets cold, then wipe off oil residue. Works super well.

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                      • #12
                        I use a tiny fingernail's worth of coconut oil, rub it in my hands to melt it (most of the year), then massage into my face after a shower. Nothing more. I choose to use the non-smell kind for moisturizer. Works great anywhere - makes my tattoo glisten like it's new. Just don't use too much - a wee bit is enough. I'm 52 and my skin is dewy soft.

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                        • #13
                          I love coconut oil for cooking, but I found that using it as a moisturizer made my skin itch like crazy! I've started applying castor oil while still in/just after the shower and have had great results. I've always had really dry legs and a problem with heat-aggravated eczema, but the castor oil has kept my legs pretty itch-free and soft.

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                          • #14
                            I find coconut oil makes my skin feel tight and dry so if I'm in need of moisturizer I use olive oil (when I'm still damp from a shower) or cocoa butter. Lard is a good moisturizer for hands. I usually put some on before bed. That way I don't have to worry about the greasy hands and by morning they are nice and soft.

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                            • #15
                              Coconut oil.

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