I'm sure this has been asked before...and I tried to use the search function, I really did, but it gave me a headache and now I'm over it. So, having procured a free sample of PTR retinol serum, I now find myself afraid to apply it. I have sensitive skin and many products are irritating to me. I currently use PTR's VIZ-1000 Hyaluronic acid serum morning and night without incident. I have learned some tips on how to adjust your skin to using retinol. My first thought being, why? What does retinol do for the skin that my hyaluronic complex will not? What are the benefits that would make me want to go through stages of desensitizing myself; is it worth it? Also, how about my eye area? Is it safe to apply there? This is where I need anti-aging the most. The only wrinkles I have developed so far are right under my eyes.
Hey everyone! I've been using the Ole Henrikson Vitamin C Serum for awhile (I'm on my third kit) and I'm not sure it's doing anything for me. What are your favourite serums/oils, and why do you love them? I'm especially interested in experience with Sunday Riley or Drunk Elephant, but I'm not set on any one brand so I'd love to hear your experiences with any serum! Thank you p.s I am 28 and have skin that is dry and breaks out very easily (super duper prone to blackheads). I have fine lines, and uneven skin tone/texture. Looking for something to address those concerns as well as anti-aging properties, if something like that exists! Also open to any other skincare suggestions My current routine: AM Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Foreo Luna -Fresh Soy Cleanser -Ole Henrikson vitamin C serum -Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream -Josie Maran Argan oil light -Foreo Luna-Fresh Soy Cleanser-Ole Henrikson vitamin C serum-Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream-Josie Maran Argan oil light PM Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Foreo Luna -Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser -Ole Henrikson invigorating night treatment -Ole Henrikson Pure truth vitamin c youth activating oil -If im dry, Ole Henrikson sheer transformation moisturizer -Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream -Foreo Luna-Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser-Ole Henrikson invigorating night treatment-Ole Henrikson Pure truth vitamin c youth activating oil-If im dry, Ole Henrikson sheer transformation moisturizer-Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream Various Masks Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Ole Henrikson lemon strip flash peel -Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask -Ole Henrikson blue/blackberry enzyme mask -Fresh Honey mask -Ole Henrikson lemon strip flash peel-Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask-Ole Henrikson blue/blackberry enzyme mask-Fresh Honey mask I think Im in desperate need of branching out into other brands!
Hi ladies, I've been trying out the Algenist complete eye renewal balm for 2.5 months now, and been using it religiously every day. I haven't noticed the slightest improvement in my under-eye lines, rather they seem to have increased in number. Am not saying that the eye cream caused the increase, but it didn't help either. I'll still finish it but was really hoping for a recommendation from someone who has had actual results along these lines! I am ok with any creams or serums or oils - anything that shows visible results. I am 28 yrs old and have dry skin. It's less dry in the summer of course. Is it time to start retinol under the eyes? I really don't want the lines to get any worse. Please advise!
Hi all.. I'm 29, had a baby who is 10 mos now.. I noticed that my skin is dull and lacks lustre.. Plus I have pigmented spots like moles and recently I started noticing fine lines under my eyes I'm freaking out that I have ignored my face so much..can anyone of you recommend a good serum and a skin care regimen that counteracts all these problems. I have to look gorgeous for my baby's first birthday in 2 months, thanks all. I want recos for natural stuff or chemicals that aren't too harmful coz I'm breastfeeding.. Ooh I'm a south Asian, precisely Indian So I'm medium complexioned!!
Hey everyone! I am looking for a new cleanser, preferably something gentle that still does the job removing impurities. I am super interested in trying a Ren cleanser, but my local Sephora doesn't carry Ren so I am having a hard time finding someone to share any experiences they may have had with one of their cleansers. I'm 28 so any anti-aging benefit would be greatly appreciated! I have dry, dehydrated, breakout prone skin with some blackheads and some fine lines. My texture isn't too great but I have a good mask & peel regimen going on so I am hoping that will improve a bit with time. I would love something gentle that will also keep my skin clear. I will be using a Foreo with the cleanser. Thanks everyone, I need some help deciding whether it is worth taking the plunge and ordering one! I'm kind of set on ren,but if anyone has a suggestion they think will fit the bill that is a different brand I would love to hear it!
Recently I have been sleeping SO BAD, and my eyes are SO PUFFY! I even notice wrinkles that were non existent before!! I'm only 27.... 28 next month !! This FREAKS ME OUT TOTALLY.. So, I went to research and came up with a list by applying the filters "retinol" and "Puffiness". If you used these before, please tell me which one works best!!!!!!! My main thing is to get rid of puffy first, and I feel a product that targets specifically for this problem is good, but I really do need wrinkle care too. I just don;t believe the things that promise multiple results, but if there's one for puffy AND wrinkle, i'm def. going for it! Here's my list: PTR Un-wrinkle eye PTR Laser free resurfacing eye serum Philosophy Mracle Worker Retinoid Eye Repair cream Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple concentrate eye serum & eye cream (I love this brand) FAB Eye duty triple remedy brighten depuff and smooth (this is the cheapest, if this one works for depuff, I prefer to try this) Dr Brandt glow - revitalizing retinol eye cream (only retinol, no depuff) Finally, OLE Henriksen Ultimate Lift (blue gel). I tried before when my puffy is not that great and it worked, but now it is SO puffy so I don't know if it will work, and it only targets puffy but not lines..... ) If you used these before, PLEASEEEEEEEE tell me which one has GOOD RESULT! THANKS!!!!!!!!
Do u use single eye cream? Or mix if eye creams? Can we use mix of diff eye creams? I have dark circles, fine lines- I use cerave eye cream for dark circles, algenist eye cream for fine lines. Can I use both of them together at same time? Do u use 2 or 3 creams at a time?
Hey there! I am curious if my job, as a baker, is causing me to premature age. I work 10 hour shifts and have to be in the heat of the bakery and put my face near(or actually in) the oven several times a night. I have been doing this 3 years and haven't had any major skin issues, but would like to keep it that way. Is there a way for me to protect my skin from harsh temps like I have to go through at work? Any input is appreciated!
I need a NIGHT CREAM that actually DOES something, you know? Have tried so many and even the Sephora brand Anti-Aging night cream. Is there one out that that really does make a difference overnight?? My face skin is actually quite normal ~ certainly NOT oily.
I'm in the market for a toner and I'm interested in a brightening toner. I've looked at a few and the NARS toner looks promising. Has anyone used it and can comment on it? If you haven't used NARS, is there another brightening toner that you use and like? I know there are a few out there and I'm open to suggestions. Basically looking for something for combination skin, most of my concerns are anti-aging - dullness, firmness, not too many wrinkles but trying to keep them in check. I use Philosophy Miracle Worker skin care and love it but they don't have a toner. So just looking for that step after cleansing and before moisturizing to complete the routine! Thanks!
I'm 68, have dry skin with very uneven skintone. I have deep lines from corners of my mouth down (I believe they are called jawls) I would love a makeup that is not too heavy but still helps correct or cover my skin problems. There has to be something that will help.(besides plastic surgery) cost is no object because if it works it will be worth it! Thank you
I have tried getting more sleep, makeup , creams and I still cant get rid of the puffiness/dark circles especially in pictures. I need a really really good cream. Any suggestions? Price is not an issue, just need one that truly works.
I'm 51 & Love Philosophy Miracle Worker cream & its Retinoid Pads; I have been introduced to the Back to Nurture line also and it has intrigued me; which do you recommend for my concerns: firmness, dryness, anti aging, fine lines; dark spots
Hi, I am searching for a mineral facial sun screen or moisturizer that has physical protectants. I want a moisturizer that has active zinc oxide and titanium in it's ingredients but I am literally having no luck! Help?!
Hi. I would like to find a great eye cream to help with fine lines and that is safe for sensitive eyes. I have tried Hope Renewed and Ole Henrikson. While I feel they are good, they are not 100% great. I have tried Fresh, but I feel it irritates my eyes. Any other suggestions I would appreciate!
So, the inherited caves beneath my eyes are more noticeable now I got rid of a lot of the darkness, and the husband thinks Juverderm fillers might be the answer. He even offered to buy them for me for Christmas. He thinks I'm spending to much on serums and creams and figures fillers could work out less expensive ... Frankly I'm kind of scared of the idea, since I've never had botox even, and when my ankle broke in two places in the summer, they wanted to stick a metal pin in it, but I wouldn't let them, as I'm afraid of being operated on ... Please share any thoughts/experiences with me. I'm definitely struggling to get used to the fact that I don't really look like me anymore, but fillers seems like such an extreme solution (even if they do cost less than the $1,500 a month I spend on skincare ...) Thanks in advance for responding!
Hi ladies, I'm 22 and I'm looking into my first eye cream for preventative measures of aging (I've heard from multiple reliable skin experts who recommend to start one in you early 20's) Any suggestions on some of your favorites for early prevention? Thanks!
I recently bought the Caudalie vinoperfect radiance serum to begin using again mainly for the purpose of diminishing some sun spots on my face. With that purchase, I received a deluxe sample of Caudalie's polyphenol C15 anti-wrinkle defense serum. I use Retin A at night so I prefer to keep my night time routine more simplistic (double cleanse if I'm wearing makeup/single cleanse with FAB's face cleanser if I'm only wearing sunscreen, follow with Fresh's black tea age-delay instant infusion treatment toner, then apply Retin-A, then apply CeravePM moisturizer. My morning routine consists of cleansing my face with Cetaphil or FAB's face cleanser (whichever I grab), FAB's facial radiance pads, Caudalie's vinoperfect serum, Josie Maran's argan daily moisturizer SPF 47. So, my question is where is it best to incorporate the polyphenol C15 serum? A Caudalie representative did say I could mix them together in the am, I could apply one then the other, or I could apply the vinoperfect in the evening with Retin A. It does agree with my skin and I have used it in the morning with vinoperfect, but is that overkill? I don't want to waste it, but I don't want to be stupid about it either. Thanks for any suggestions or experience you can offer
Hi all, I am in my late 20s with dry, dehydrated skin and have been taking steps towards a good skincare regime and feel like I am halfway there. My problem areas are: dehydration, dark spots from acne scarring (i don't breakout on a regular basis though), and under-eye fine lines. The only anti-aging item in my regime is the Dermadoctor Vit C serum that I use in the morning. I want to add in some more elements, such as a good anti-aging serum, facial oil and night cream. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Here's my skincare regime : Morning: Cleanse (I skip this step and just use a hydrating toner if my skin feels taut): Fresh soy cleaner Serum: Dermadoctor Vit C serum Eye cream: Fresh Black Tea Eye cream (not a fan!) Moisturize: Ren Ultra Moisture Day cream SPF : La Roche Posay Anthelios for face, Cinique body cream with SPF for body Evening: Cleanse: Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser/ Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk; Tone : FAB radiance pads/ Once a week: Dermadoctor cleanser with 12% glycolic acid Serum: Sheseido Ultimune Concentrate, followed by Tsubaki beauty oil; Twice a week: OH Invigorating Youth Night Treatment for acne scars Eye cream: Fresh Black Tea Eye cream (not a fan!) Moisturize: OH Sheer transformation few times followed by Yes To Carrots hydrating night cream. Will start Origins Night A mins cream tonite I want to start an anti-aging routine especially to keep thse under-eye fine lines under control and in general to keep my skin in good shape for longer. I don't, however, want to start using retinol yet. Sorry for the long post!
Hi everyone, I am trying to decide what peel to buy. I am looking for something to smooth my rough skin texture; I also have a few acne scars and sun spots. After reading reviews, I am trying to decide between the following but am open to other suggestions. I am trying to stay around $50 and under. -REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask -Murad Intensive-C radiance peel -Ole Henriksen lemon strip flash peel Thanks for any advice you may have!
I purchased SK-II FTE during the last Rouge event, and I have been using it faithfully for the past 2-3 weeks am and pm. I've used nearly half of the bottle (small bottle) now, and I'm not sure that I am seeing any results yet. For those who use FTE, could you please share: How long did it take to see results? Also, what did it do for your skin?