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Hi Heather, I see that you're new so, welcome. I often use Philosophy Hope in a Bottle (not hope in a jar) I've used it for years and love it. You can use it night or day and it's always worked well for me. I'm currently playing around with some other products, I seem to come back to that though. I also love Philosophy The Oxygen Peel (again, can be used morning or evening, You definitely need to start with evening, followed by Hope Bottle. Works wonders for me. Hope this helps you out. Best of luck and hope you enjoy this site, I love it.
One other thing, you're 23 years old. Please, please, please don't put tons of money into products with name brands, fancy, magical sounding names and High-Tech cutting edge ingredients. You don't need that stuff yet! Do not let anybody sell you those type of things, tell them you'll think about it, walk away and come here and remind us of your age and try to get info from us, you can send me a Private Message anytime you have a question. If they make you feel pressured or talk down to you, walk away. I'll very often ask them to write the names of whatever products down for me. You don't want to totally irk them, you may need them down the road, sometimes for a sample or whatever.
So save that cash for when you're older and really, truly need those hard-core ingredients, products and brands. Some things you NEED to invest money in is sunscreen, sunscreen everywhere. If you use something like Bare Escentuals some of their products have SPF built in so that helps, but it's minimal. If you can get products with SPF for your eyes and lips too.I think it's Peter Thomas Roth who makes a product that's in a pre-loaded cylinder. It's dry and has a brush on the end, you can apply it everywhere. They say it doesn't expire and you can even leave one in the glove-compartment forever. Haven't tried it yet, think it's on my shopping list.
So, always use sunscreen, I know it can be a huge piece in the neck, but it's worthwile. Another HUGE thing you should do is start using eye cream, this is non-negotiable, you will thank me later and be soooo very glad you did it. Neck cream is another biggie, don't go spending a million $ on one but it would be nice to try something at a reasonable price. At the very least make sure you use sunscreen and bring your facial moisturizer down to your neck and decollette at least until you find a reasonably priced neck cream (if you carry your moisturizer downm make sure it's not an acne moisturize)
Let me know if I can give you any more info. Hope this helps. Take care.
So you are 23, have oily skin and would like a good night time moisturizer? Maybe try Boscia Oil-Free Night Time Moisturizer. In my experience, it's just enough hydration for oilier, younger skin.
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haha, kssweetheart wrote majority of what I was going to write, so, I second her response. Make sure to use a good SPF during the day and start adding an eye cream to your regimen, especially if you like to smile/laugh like me. =O
Me is 23 also. We don't need to splurge on serums, peels and all those anti-aging treatment yet. If you have the grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side symptom like me and want to try some anyways, I suggest keeping an eye out for online promo code of them (7days, benefiance, ptrserum) so this way you get to try them for fun without spending huge money or pressure of too much product.
The best thing you can do is finding lightweight moisturizers with extra benefits. There are now many moisturizers with SPF for oily skin, or very lightweight. I use Bliss Fabulous SPF 15, Origin Perfect World UV Protector SPF35, and Supergoop SPF...something I forgot. Those are super lightweight and won't break you out. For night moisturizer, I like Bliss Oxygen+C gel cream, which is sorta like Clinique yellow gel in that it's sorta runny and they suggest rubbing it into the skin until it dissappears. I like it because it pushes out all the oil from in the skin so I wake up with an oily face, but once I wipe off the oil on top (gentle rub with damp towel), my skin is matte instead of oily underneath and moisturizers sinks in better. For eye cream, I recommend Origins Eye Doctor, a lightweight cream that's refreshing and sinks in fast. If it's not moisturizing enough, try Clinique All About Eyes. If it's too moisturizing, try any of the rollerballs.
Murad makes very good oil free moisturizers, clinque may have some that you may like. But I think with you being 23 you've made an excellent choice to start prevention from aging. Remember when choosing a night cream for oily skin your not looking to put more oil on your skin just hydration. Hope this helps!