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#1 pink2

Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:45 AM

My 10 year old DD is showing signs of starting puberty including having some spots. We use Moo Goo Milk Wash on our faces which we're happy with but she doesn't like their Acne Cleansing Cream because of the smell (which I think is virtually nonexistent but what would I know). She has quite sensitive skin so I'm after recommendations for natural, low fragrance products to help her look after her skin. Any tips?

#2 Tyfle Hour

Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:53 AM

I've got my 10 year old using the Simple brand of face wash and moisturiser.  It's very gentle.
It doesn't have much of a fragrance to me, so I''m not sure if she'll have the same issue?  Available in the supermarket, and a good price.

Edited by CleverChook, 06 May 2014 - 09:54 AM.


#3 sophiasmum

Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:57 AM

My nearly 11 year old is also getting pimples lately, we've told her to use a cleanser on her face which before she was just using water, and also a facial scrub to smooth out the skin (both Aldi brand but I think I will get the moogoo because I use it for myself & love it). My DH swears by sapoderm soap though. We also got her some pimple cream from the chemist for spot eradication.

#4 JustBeige

Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:04 AM

 CleverChook, on 06 May 2014 - 09:53 AM, said:

I've got my 10 year old using the Simple brand of face wash and moisturiser.  It's very gentle.
It doesn't have much of a fragrance to me, so I''m not sure if she'll have the same issue?  Available in the supermarket, and a good price.

This is what I started DD on around the same age.

#5 Fright bat

Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

Honestly, I'd just keep using water.

Scrubs to 'smooth out the skin' will just irritate it and cause more pimples. 'Cleansers' are just harsh detergents which will dry out the skin and cause more pimples. Which will make you use more products, which will cause more pimples. It seems a bit harsh to start a 10 year old on that roller coaster.

The odd pimple is a fact of life. Nothing you purchase at the supermarket is likely to change that, and most of it is likely to make it worse.

Acne products should be preserved for those with severe acne, not the odd spot. And even then, many of the over the counter products are unlikely to provide much benefit.

If you want a natural product to look after her skin, I'd suggest plain water.

Edited by agnodice, 06 May 2014 - 10:06 AM.


#6 DEVOCEAN

Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:32 AM

Try Vegesorb. http://www.vegesorb.com.au
It is like a sorbolene but with apricot and almond oils. It can be used as a cleanser, face moisturiser and body moisturiser.
DD got some at the easter show and loves it,

#7 Feral timtam

Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:53 AM

I've got to agree with your DD on the smell of the acne cleansing cream from Moogoo. I don't like it either.

It's not natural but try the Olay one, it's the only one I've used so far that didn't either burn my skin or make my head hurt from the smell.

#8 hodgepodge

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

Go-To skincare by Zoe Blake-Foster.

It is a little more pricey but there is just a few items that cover the basics.

There has been plenty of press recently so a quick google should provide most of the info you need.

I love the swipeys - so easy to use!

#9 pink2

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

Thanks so far. I really just want something that is equivalent to the Moo Goo product. 'Acne Cleansing Cream' sounds quite full on but it really just contains oils with anti-bacterial properties. Gentle is definitely a priority.

#10 Therese

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

My daughter used Simple products as well.

#11 30bt

Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:15 PM

my daughter uses the dermalogica clean start range for teens- a bit expensive but it works- she is 13

Edited by 30bt, 07 May 2014 - 06:15 PM.


#12 Feral_Faylie

Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

Lush?  Or look up "Oil cleansing method", it's cheap natural and only as fragrant as the oil you use.

#13 Mooples

Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

 30bt, on 07 May 2014 - 06:15 PM, said:

my daughter uses the dermalogica clean start range for teens- a bit expensive but it works- she is 13

I was just about to suggest this range.

It is pricey but you can get it cheaper online. They have packs you can get with smaller bottles to see if she likes it.

#14 cward

Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:22 AM

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30bt, on 07 May 2014 - 06:15 PM, said:

my daughter uses the dermalogica clean start range for teens- a bit expensive but it works- she is 13


I was just about to suggest this range.

It is pricey but you can get it cheaper online. They have packs you can get with smaller bottles to see if she likes it.

I was going to suggest this too.  I use dermalogica myself and am about to invest in this range for my 11 yo DD

#15 dirtyhoe

Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:45 PM

Moogoo also has an oil cleansing method range. I love the stuff, works well, cost a bit but you only need a little bit.

#16 Roxi

Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:58 PM

Cetaphil is very gentle,  don't think is natural though.

#17 lucky 2

Posted 14 February 2015 - 07:53 PM

Is your dd bothered?
DD has some spots around her nose and cheeks, she's 10.
I've just stuck with water at this stage and they come and go irregardless.
I'm trying to hold off on any products unless things are bothering dd, she knows she's got spots and doesn't seem troubled at present.

#18 Yogurtbliss

Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:00 PM

As a teen I used the enjo face glove with water. Didn't use it for over a decade and got another one last year, I am thrilled with it.

#19 RealityChic

Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:13 PM

I had bad acne as a teen and was told to use cetaphil by the dermatologist

#20 Handsfull

Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

We use Sukin range from Priceline or health food store.  Really gentle on their skin - sensitive skin range.  Very reasonably priced as well.

#21 SnowQueen

Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:03 PM

If she has sensitive skin then steer clear of scrubs! I really really love Moo goo oil cleanser (and oil cleansing in general, excellent for my sensitive skin) and Sukin is good too.




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