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    Any NZer's or Australians who have used this cleanser?
    If so, would you recommend it?
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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    I am a bit late to this section! Mistica I have used the QV cleanser for face and also the body wash one. Now I actually use the body wash one called re-hydrate, not refresh (refresh version contains SLS)!! Also discovered a body wash in Coles called "Body" its in a pump pack and the ingredients are great!! Lately I have been using it as my face and body wash.

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    Hi Mistica,

    QV ok for me, cleans a bit better than Cetaphil, I dont find it irritating.
    Natural Instinct has a foaming cleanser that is good, although smells a bit strong has a version of SLS in it(apparently not quite same), might be a bit strong for really sensitive skin
    Have you tried 'skin actives' and read reviews on different skin treatments on their forum..
    There is a product range called Dermaveen-which has colloidal oatmeal in it-for really sensitive skin-but haven't tried it yet. Is by prescription as well as in pharmacy.
    Sorry not much help-its a pity no one took over manufacturing Linda Sy's product range.
    Oh another thought -Rosacea Care have a range- with good ingredients, Ive tried their Day Moisturiser and Calming lotion which I find excellent. The sunscreen however too drying and irritating.
    I'd be interested in knowing what ingredients in "Body"

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    Hi Again Mistica,

    There are some intersting posts on this website, I think under 'topical' where people are suggesting the Aveeno bath powder, which is apparently 100% colloidal oatmeal and mixing that in with Cetaphil as a cleanser. Having tried Linda Sy's mild oatmeal cleanser, I would suggest this wouldnt be irritating at all. Will certainly be the next thing i try. Aveeno I think is an NZ product so should be readily available in Oz...and cheap.
    Worth a try!

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have tried the Dermaveen soapless facial wash, which contains C oatmeal, but it stripped my face dry. It was also highly scented with almond. I love almond, but felt it probably wasn't a good thing for my sensitive face.

    I looked for Aveeno products, and found a few at the pharmacy, but the range was limited. Mostly body cream.

    For ages I used the Environ Cream Cleanser, which is SLS free and found it to be ok, but wondered if there was an ingredient or more in there which might be serving as a low grade, on going irritant. My Derm okayed it, but then derms okay lots of products which seem to aggravate rosaceans.
    I am currently testing Cetaphil gentle cleanser, which I was hesitant to do, as I hate the moisturiser. It is so greasy. My pharmacist said the cleanser is usually better tolerated, so I am giving it a go.
    It does contain a little SLS, so I am not convinced it is safe for my delicate skin, but so far, I don't seem to be any worse than usual.

    I never did end up trying the QV wash. There is another called NS ( I think), and I haven't tried that either.

    Regarding body washes. I have heard of other people who find the body products less irritating than the ones designed for the face. Weird. You would have thought it would have been the other way around.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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    Hi Again,

    Can I ask you how you find Megan Gale Sunblock.
    I love Linda Sy Tinted Zinco , and it isnt drying at all esp if mixed in with a little Rosacea Care Facial gel or Calming Lotion and doesnt have that shiny look either. Now that Tinted Zinco unavailable, on look out for replacement.

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    Well, I have tried the Megan Gale Zinc Sunblock twice.
    The first time round I hated it. I must admit I only used it once and since I wasn't accustomed to applying it, the results were pretty unsightly. Then I found I couldn't get it off without excessive rubbing with a washcloth, which further irritated my skin, so I gave up.

    It stayed in the BR cupboard until I read postings on here about how it seemed to exhibit a mild anti inflammatory effect, so I got out my tube again and had another go.
    I haven't looked back. The second time around, my skin wasn't flaking, so that provided an immediate improvement in the finished look.

    Does it dry my skin? Well, I thought so at first, but as time has passed, my skin seems to be more moist. Also, I only use a very gentle cleanser and if a tiny film is left on my skin in places after the first wash, I leave it there.
    I have never had any increased breakouts since using the block. In fact, I think I have had less.
    Because it is quite thick, I initially thought it was a recipe for disaster in the P&P area.

    I have tried the white, which made me look like a Geisha girl.
    On recommendation from others on the board, I tried the light tint and find this provides a more natural appearance.

    NZ pharmacies are pretty good for testers. Take a small container along and ask for a small sample out of their 'tester' tubes.

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    I just realised that my improvement in moisture levels are probably due in part to my RLT sessions.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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