I'm going to start tretinoin cream .025, for refining the surface of my face, fine lines, minor acne (hormonal mostly), reducing pore size/visibility. I have moderately oily medium-tan skin (I don't tan, my face is just medium tan in color). I have been using Roc Nighttime Retinol with some success, but decided, with my Derma, to use the RX. In the past I have used too much and didn't moisturize (I was in my 20's don't judge!) and now, older and wiser, I'm ready to listen. So, what moisturizers have you used at night to help with the dryness and redness, possible initial irritation retina can cause? I will entertain all price points.
Hi guys! I am one of those mid-30's women who woke up one day and went "Ack!!! I have mid-30's skin and need to take care of it!!" Upon the recommendation of my dermatologist (who told me to do VitC in the day and retinol at night), I recently started a new skin regimen (listed below). I'm loving how, within a few weeks of starting, my skin is looking more radiant. I get that the fine lines and minor chloasma will take a while to start to resolve, so I'm not too worried about those just yet. But I have noticed that my nose and, to a lesser extent, forehead have become intermittently shiny (not always really bad, but definitely something that's new). I have read some reports that the shine never goes away, while others have said that the shine goes away after the active ingredients have time to thicken the lower layers of skin. So for now, I'm at a bit of a loss, and I have a few questions for those of you who may have experienced this with the start of a new regimen: 1. Should I expect this shine to eventually resolve on its own? 2. Are there any mattifying products that might help reduce this shine that can be used even if I don't plan on wearing makeup? I am currently treating the shine with Supergoop!'s Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50, which helps, but only lasts a few hours before I have to reapply. Thanks for bearing with me through this long post. Anyway, here's my regimen: AM (daily) - gentle cleanse w/ foreo to remove dead skin cells - toner: Dr. Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin mist - Ren Evercalm Anti-Redness serum - Obagi Professional C-Serum (derm recommend) - Obagi Vitamin C exfoliating moisturizer (derm recommend) AM (as needed to deal with flakiness) - exfoliator: Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator (free sample) PM (nightly) - gentle cleanser - Luna Oil/Good Genes combo - toner: Murad Vitamin C (as needed if skin feels tight) Thanks guys!
I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I'm curious what your holy grail eye creams are? I have bad puffiness and dark circles, no matter how much sleep I get. I'm looking for a cream that will help me with that. I've tried Origins GinZing, Clinique Pep Start, and Benefit's It's Potent, and none of these do anything for me. So, what else can I try? Price isn't a factor if it works!
I'm searching for anti- wrinkle cream and skin cleanser that helps with fine and deeper lines and will also help firm without increasing t-zone acne. I'm a long time Shiseido and have their future LX products, but would like something a little less expensive. Target areas are eyes, lips and neck. Any advise?
I've been looking for opinions on this product ever since I saw the shiny packaging. It sounds like fun, but I want to know if you think it does anything special for skin, other than look pretty. I hear that grav3yardgirl talked about it in one of her haul videos, but I haven't been able to find the video, because she has so many hauls. The reviews seem overwhelmingly positive, but most people seem to be using it as a highlighter. I got a sample of it recently, and am trying to figure out the best way to wear it, but I'm not sure I need to buy it if it is only really a highlighter, because I have so many good highlighters already. I am mostly intrigued by the idea of wearing gold dust on my face and that it might be beneficial for my skin.
I have recently noticed I am getting fine lines under my eyes. I am only 30 but with 4 kids in my house I am surprised it did not start sooner. I have oily skin as a rule and I need a moisturizer that wont make me break out but will help slow this luggage down. ANY ADVICE IS HELPFUL! I also use the HD make up by sephora. It just seems to float off my skin on a pool of oil half way through the day.Any idea how to deal with this? THANKS in advance!
I've used up two bottles of Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum and won't be buying a third bottle as it's wicked expensive, and I didn't notice much visible improvement. I'm not seeing a lot of reviews on the web for Dr. Brandt Skincare Power Dose Vitamin C...has anyone tried it? If not, is there a Vitamin C serum you might recommend? I'm 49 and have good, though sensitive, skin. I do have hyperpigmentation and am starting to show some lines on my forehead and around my eyes. Aging is fun Thank you!
I am looking for a comparable product to the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. Sephora Canada doesn't carry this product anymore & the Drunk Elephant website doesn't ship internationally. I am looking to avoid any added fragrance or perfume.
Or maybe Sunday Reily?? Being proactive about aging and I have no clue what I'm doing being over whelmed by all the options. Oily t zone and chin, dry areas and acne prone. Please help me out ladies and gentlemen!
Help! been using the clinique dramatically different one, but now that i'm 39 i need a little extra something else... and starting to have wrinkles and large pores. which day time moisturizer do you recommend?
Hi friends, I just bought a LOT of Elemis from a spa. I like it but would like to know other's experiences from this line of skin care. How pleased are you? Is there something that you recommend that you believe is more effective for lines, etc? Please let me know and stop me from purchasing such expensive skincare if there is something better! Thank you so much! RCP
What is a good line for an anti-aging line and which products are best? I want to start a new routine (anti-aging) and I know they can be pricey but want something that truly works to fight fine lines. wrinkles, crows feet. Thank you!
Hi! I'm in my mid-30s and am looking for help putting together a complete skincare regimen. I usually buy whatever is on sale at the drugstore, and generally only use a cleanser and moisturizer....but I'm ready to step up my game. I've been checking into Rodan + Fields, but I'm not convinced it's right for me. I have combo skin and my main areas of concern are pores, redness/uneven skin, dullness and anti-aging. I'm completely overwhelmed by all of the options and have no idea what to buy and when to use each product. Thanks for your help!
31 with normal to dry skin, looking for a good anti aging skin care regimen that is not too pricey. I am pretty busy, so I don't really want to deal with a lot of products-simple would be best. Thanks!
Hi my name is Kristen and I am a skincare noob.😳 As a general guide, I'm wondering in what order products should be applied? Obviously start with cleanser, but then what? Also, do you do the same order routine for both day and night? Like if a serum was applied before applying foundation during the day, would the foundation be able to stay on your skin?
In keeping with the month's theme, let's talk neck and décolletage! Sure, everyone wants to keep his/her face looking young, but nothing gives your age away like a crepey neck and sun damaged chest. What do you do to keep the space between your face and your other... assets looking youthful? When I give myself a facial I extend it to my neck and upper chest, and so far things are still looking pretty good I also extend my facial serums and moisturizer down my neck. Your turn!
I had high hopes for this, but every time I use it, I end up with inflamed blemishes (mostly on my cheeks). I gave it a week and a half and then stopped using it, at which point my skin started to clear up. Very disappointing.
Hi! I'm 33 and have no idea how to take care of my skin. All the products and ingredients are overwhleming! I have combination skin and am looking for an anti aging eye cream, night cream, day cream, sunscreen etc.... etc.. Does anyone have a step by step guide of what to apply and when with product suggestions. I don't want to buy 80 different products. I like products that address multiple issues. A nice lady at Sephora sold my an Estée Lauder night serum that was quite expensive and swore it was the best selling night moisturizer out there. Thing is, I got home and saw that it says on the bottle to use a moisturizer on top of the serum. Now I'm confused, this serum cost a fortune, and I can't get the full effect because I don't have an adequate moisturizer to go on top. I'm desperate!!
HELP! I'm 38, have normal/dry skin and am looking for a night cream that addresses the early signs of aging without fragrance. I've been using neutrogena products but I find that new formulas SMELL horrible. like bath and body works: fruity and flowery. It gives me a headache! any suggestions?
Hi all you beautiful ppl, My mum's gonna visit me next month and I wanted to surprise her with a few skincare bits. She's very low maintenance in terms of her skincare and doesn't do much, which is why I don't want to overwhelm her with a ton of product. I'll share what I have in mind and I do need suggestions on what you think are non-negotiables, esp for that age range. Skin type: Dry, dehydrated mature skin. Undereye wrinkles, no other wrinkles on face, but some firming action would be great . Neck needs some firming for sure. I've put my list in spoilers. Pl feel free to comment on what I have/haven't included. "??" indicate that I def need suggestions in that area, esp morning, night serums, eye cream and day moisturiser. Thanks!! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Morning routine : Cleanse: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Serum : DE Vit C serum / alternative ?? Eye cream: ?? Moisturizer: Belif Moisturizing Bomb/ alternative ?? SPF : Algenist sunscreen Evening routine : Cleanse 1: Clinique TTDO balm + flannel Cleanse 2 : FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Tone: FAB radiance pads Serum : ?? Eye cream : ?? Moisturizer : SR Bionic Anti Ageing cream Morning routine:Cleanse: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk CleanserSerum: DE Vit C serum / alternative ??Eye cream: ??Moisturizer: Belif Moisturizing Bomb/ alternative ??SPF: Algenist sunscreenEvening routine:Cleanse 1: Clinique TTDO balm + flannelCleanse 2: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk CleanserTone: FAB radiance padsSerum: ??Eye cream: ??Moisturizer: SR Bionic Anti Ageing cream
What is the major difference between the Murad Age Reform (purple) and Resurgence (green). I am 37 and a consultant in the Sephora store told me one was for my age and one was not but I can't remember . Thanks!
Hi all I've been looking around for a good anti-aging daytime moisturizer with decent SPF. This is harder to find that I thought! I have pretty normal-ish skin, and am looking for a a non-greasy moisturizer to wear day time under makeup, or over serum (I'm 33, currently using SR Luna and Origins Nightamins at night). I'm looking for SPF 30 or above preferably. The only one I found so far was the Perfect World SPF 25 from Origins, and at first it worked well but after a few weeks it felt like my skin just got used to it and I wasn't seeing the benefits anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks xo