Sunday, 24 January 2021

Roaccutane Diaries | Month Three | Bodycare

I thought it was about time for an update on how I’m doing on Roaccutane! I just picked up my fourth month (out of six) last week and things are still going really well! Thankfully, I haven’t had any of the serious side effects, my face is looking and feeling a lot smoother and I have no active acne! I am still using the products I talked about in my first Roaccutane post as well as a few new ones for my pigmentation that I’m not finished testing out yet so for this update I thought I would concentrate on the body products I have been using over the last few months! I have noticed the skin on my body becoming a bit drier and I have been getting some small patches of itchy skin on my hands and legs and drier skin is a side effect of Roaccutane. Now, I do tend to experience this in winter anyway but overall, I generally don’t have sensitive skin on my body and I don’t suffer with eczema or psoriasis. 

 

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First up, I was actually given some Aveeno products on prescription which makes a change from I think Doublebase the last time I was on it! I believe the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash RRP £9.59 has caused a bit of controversy recently as its been recently reformulated to include Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS). Although this is something I avoid like the plague in my haircare it’s in all of my shower products and I have personally never had a reaction or experienced sensitive skin with it! I find the body wash to be gentle while still working well to cleanse my body although I would prefer a pump on the bottle especially as I have the large size! Matching this, I also have the Aveeno Cream RRP £15.99 and I have already gone through a huge 500ml of this before Christmas and I love it! It hydrates my skin all day long and sinks in quickly! It contains Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil which I talked about more in this post but basically it works to help lock in moisture in the skin which is what I need right now and these are both fragrance free! 

 

bioderma atoderm body care review

 

The Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Nourishing Anti-Irritation Shower Oil RRP £10.50 has been mentioned quite a few times on my blog already so I won’t bore you but I bloody love this stuff! It doesn’t feel greasy at all and can also double up as a makeup remover. As well as being hydrating, it leaves my skin feeling supple and smooth after use and a little goes a long way! I was also kindly sent some more Bioderma body products before Christmas which I have also been enjoying. The Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Gentle Shower Gel* RRP £8.80 and Bioderma Atoderm Crème* RRP £12.50 are another two products perfect for my drier than normal skin right now. The shower gel feels lovely and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and the crème (also containing paraffinum liquidum) is soothing on my skin and again keeps it hydrated all day long and doesn’t leave my wanting to itch my skin later in the day! They all have a very subtle light scent too (though I can’t detect any in the creme) but worth bearing in mind that there is fragrance if you have super sensitive skin – it doesn’t bother me! I was also sent the Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Repair hand cream* RRP £4.50 which is a lovely, lightweight cream that sinks in quickly and leaves no greasy residue behind! Again, it’s very lightly scented and it’s been perfect for moisturising my hands after copious amounts of hand sanitizer!

 

bodycare faves dry skin dermalogica frank ouai sol de janeiro

Although I love the above products, sometimes I do just want a little more scent and luxury and the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil* (full size £49) has been providing just that! I was tempted to keep this good and use it before an occasion then I wised up as we know those are few and far between right now. This is such a beautiful lightweight oil and I have been applying before bed and waking up to soft, supple skin. The mini has a rollerball which makes it a dream to apply – I am usually messy with oils but not this one and the bergamot and neroli scent is gorgeous and not overpowering at all!

 

I also want to give a shout out to the Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub RRP £7.95 for also keeping my skin smooth and hydrated! I don’t use this as often as I would like because it creates such a mess but every time I do I am reminded how great a product it is! If you are doing a big pamper session it’s a must and no other exfoliator leaves my skin as soft as this one! It’s gritty but gentle and the coconut oil keeps skin hydrated!

 

As the Aveeno is unscented and the Bioderma is very lightly scented sometimes I do want something stronger and the OUAI Body Crème RRP £32 (mine were limited edition holiday releases) and Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream RRP £18 are always a winner for me! Hydrating (but more expensive than the others I’ve mentioned so too good for every day haha), sink in quickly and smell incredible!

 

Escentual currently have 1/3 off Biderma and French Pharmacy products for the month of January so it’s a great time to stock up on any products you are eyeing up! Let me know what your favourite body products are for dry skin!

 

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure here.

 

Danielle xx

 

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26 comments

  1. Thank you for all your skincare recommendations! I do have dry sensitive skin so try to avoid SLS and focus on rich moisturising products. All of these are products I haven't tried yet so will be adding them to a list xx

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  2. Great post. Thanks for sharing!
    xx- Nina

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  3. I absolutely love the Bioderma body range. I need to try the Ouai body creams x

    Beautylymin

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your Roacutane experience. My friend used it few years ago and it help her so much.

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  5. I'm so glad roacutane is working for you and seems to be having a positive affect! Still been meaning to get my hands on that bum bum cream for an age! xx

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  6. Great topic! My bodycare routine is still in the works, and this is very helpful!

    Lindifique

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  7. That bum bum cream is awesome! ❤😍

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  8. I am so glad to hear that roaccutane is working for you! I've been wanting to try that bum bum cream for ages, but it's so expensive for what it is xx

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    1. Yes it is, Loook Fantastic always have 20% off! I usually wait for a discount code! xx

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  9. Thank you for sharing !
    I love those Bioderma products and I have been wanting the try the bum bum cream for some time now !

    xo, Shannen
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  10. Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub sounds like something perfect for me 🥰🥰 Lovely post!!

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  11. So many beautiful products here that I want to try now! I am glad that everything goes according to plan and it is reassuring to have products to help along the way. I love Bioderma in particular (as well as La Roche Posay) for their gentle, yet effective formulations that are godsend for sensitive skin. Can't wait to read all about part three of your journey, Danielle! xx

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  12. I really want to try out some Bioderma products soon, I have heard nothing but good things!

    Danielle xx
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    1. I am so impressed with these - particularly the shower oil! xx

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  13. I've heard from many people how drying the skin can get when on roaccutane, so it's good you are finding products to boost the hydration. x

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    1. Thanks Bernadette! I am surprised at how normal my skin is feeling considering! xx

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