What is the opinion of Reddit about the
DSE Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser, Unscented, 12 Fluid Ounce?

A total of 7 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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10th Feb 2018

One of my favorites for marathon sessions is not actually a real lube, but it is a classic: Albolene. It is too expensive on Amazon (because it seems to be a weight loss rub in some circles). It is really just a moisturizing makeup remover. I usually buy it on sale from Walgreen’s. Last time I bought four jars in a buy one get one and the cashier gave me a knowing smile. Coconut oil is good too, and smells fantastic. But for less than 40 minutes, I use J-Lube or Astroglide. They are water based yet don’t dry as sticky as most water based lubes.

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28th Jan 2016

This stuff breaks down the heavy makeup: http://www.amazon.com/Albolene-DSE-HEALTHCARE063867-Moisturizing-Cleanser/dp/B000NLHXEC

I would use that before the cleansing wipes suggested to really get the makeup out of your pores. It’s very gentle and I was able to use it for nightly shows without a problem. You do need some cleanser after it, so the wipes or your usual facial cleanser should work.

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22nd Jul 2015

I used my red Stridex, but only let it sit for 15 minutes. I used aztec clay and ACV, 25 minutes. Albolene cleanser. I let it sit for 15 minutes and messaged for 2-3 minutes. I didn’t get any grits, and my pores look the same. Is there a technique to the massage part? Or maybe I should have let the BHA sit for the full 25… Though my face was starting to feel tight.
Any CC for my attempt would be appreciated.

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7th Jul 2015

It contains petrolatum which is what Vaseline is made of. (Another name for petrolatum is petroleum jelly.) You could also use a creamy makeup remover like Clinique’s “Take the Day Off Milk” or makeup removing towels like Neutrogena’s makeup wipes. I’ve got super picky skin and Albolene works really well. It’s pretty cheap too. Amazon.com lists it for about $13 and it lasts forever.

Creamy types of facial cleansers can sometimes get all of your sunscreen off but if you’re having any breakouts it might be because there’s some leftover residue. Foaming cleansers generally don’t have enough oomph to get it all off. (As a side note because I don’t know if this applies to you, most people who wear makeup use a separate product to get all of it off.)

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4th Jul 2018

My Current routine:

AM:

  1. Pond’s Cold Cream
  2. CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
  3. Stridex Red Box
  4. Thayer’s Witch Hazel with Rose Water
  5. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
  6. CeraVe AM Moisturizer with SPF 30

PM:

  1. Pond’s Cold Cream
  2. CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
  3. Thayer’s Witch Hazel with Rose Water
  4. Mask (either Sheet or Clay)
  5. Hada Labo Whitening Lotion
  6. CosRx 96 Snail Essence
  7. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
  8. Vaseline

For you, here’s a sample routine based on all of the advice above. Links aren’t affiliates or anything, just so you know what they look like. All of these can be found in US Drug Stores and they are under $20 each, if not in the US let me know and I can adjust. (Walgreens and CVS always has sales going on skincare)

AM

  1. Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser

    -This is essentially a more gentle version of Pond’s Cold Cream. It’s fragrance-free and is a great oil cleanser that can be found at any drugstore.

    -Other options: Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, search OCM on this sub and you will find others. Hada Labo has one that is considered really good by most people and is $10 on amazon!

  2. CeraVe Foaming or Hada Labo foaming cleanser (you own them already and CeraVe Foaming is one of my HGs and very similar to Hada Labo’s from my understanding)

  3. Stridex Red Box

    -This is a BHA with 2% salicylic acid and doesn’t dry out the skin nearly as badly as other similar pads. Also, $4 at Walmart so very budget friendly. This is to clean out the pores and treat the acne. Start slowly with this using a pad every other day and eventually do it every day.

    -Other options: use the PC AHA that you mentioned that you have, but go easy on your skin.

  4. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

    -My HG moisturizer as of right now. So many ingredients that are wonderful for your skin and really helps your skin regain its moisture barrier. It’s in a giant tub, also at any US drugstore. If you don’t get the pump version make sure your hands are clean anytime you use it. This is also a fantastic body moisturizer!!! (sidenote, this is the cheapest price I’ve seen with the pump, even with sales and such. But check Walgreens and CVS for coupons.)

  5. A fragrance-free sunscreen with at least an SPF 30. I haven’t found one that I really love enough to highly recommend, so I would look at this sub for suggestions. CeraVe’s is fine, but I find that it leaves me a little greasy and I personally want to find one that has an SPF 50 (again a little apprehensive about the sun lol).

For a PM routine, I would just omit the sunscreen and go with the first 4 steps. You can use an occlusive (like Vaseline) if you aren’t too uncomfortable becoming a slug, but I find that moist healing acne is pretty beneficial for me (leaves lighter scars that will disappear quickly and keeps all of the stuff I put on my face for my PM routine on my face to sink in and not evaporate away).

Just so you know, people have reported to breaking out because of CeraVe and Vaseline. It isn’t uncommon even though they are arguably some of the best drugstore products there are. For steps on how to incorporate them all of the products, I like 50 Shades of Snail’s method.
She also explains the whys so so well. Even though you aren’t going into the full-blown AB skincare, it is super helpful information.

When you see your derm discuss all of the things you do to your skin and possible irritants. Just remember to go easy on your skin in the meantime; don’t scrub or pick (it was so hard for me not to pick at first) and use gentle products.

As a disclaimer, I’m just really into skincare, not a professional. If you want professional info on skincare, Dr Dray on YouTube makes GREAT videos where she breaks down what is good and what is bad for your skin. Also, consult a Doctor when you need to, keep yourself healthy, all of that jazz. Good luck!!! 🙂

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23rd Apr 2015