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Goooodnesss… aging…. Is Grace… and a headache! Everything… changing!! I don’t really have acne issues, but i definitely could use some help with fine lines, collagen and my pores… Im afraid to change up my current cleanser regiment… but I feel l need to add something to it.. I currently use Fenty… they don’t have collagen products.. will other products break me out or not play well with my current regiment??? Any advice? Or others that share in my dilemma??? Help……


Re: Aging…..

A product that works for one person may not work for you, sometimes it's trial and error.  Start with one product at a time, otherwise you can't tell what is working and what isn't.  Add other's in one at a time. Agree with Wingless One's advice. Vit A, C, naicinamde, BHA and various AHAs are good starting points. You mention pores - salicylic acid is the only ingredient that cleans out the inside of pores so they don't enlarge as much. You cannot change the pore size you were born with but keeping them clear helps. I continue to return to Paula's Choice Resist BHA (oily skin) - I tried lots of other brands and none work as well or play nice with my other ingredients.  I recently added niacinamide and I went through lots of brands. Glow Recipe Watermelon (which often doesn't get great influencer marks) has done wonders for my skin.  I didn't reorder because of the price and tried a different brand,,,,well, I just reordered. For reference, I'm 67 (no procedures) and have my share of lines/wrinkles and crinkles. 

It's good you are starting early - I waited until I was 60 to start skin care because of my oily/acne prone, sensitive skin. So many products irritated my skin or made me too oily.  Here is my routine (in case it helps, caution again = start with one product at a time).


-cleanse with gel cleanser (I don't have a preference, it's not on skin long enough)

-Dr London's Argiriline

-Timeless Matrixyl Synthe 6 

-Biossance Squalene + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum (currently switching out to Derma E, Ultra Lift DMAE Concentrate, which has copper peptide - hard to say if I'm seeing any results yet).



-double cleanse (micellar water to remove most makeup then gel cleanser)

-Paula's choice Salicylic acid toner

-LaRoche Posay retinaldehyde

-Dr London's Argiriline (another that I"ve been through so many brands and this one works for me)

-Timeless Matrixyl Synthe 6 

-Timeless CoQ10 with Matrixyl 3000

-Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

The niacinamide has also helped control my oily skin.


I stopped using Vit. C serum, no matter what brand, it irritated my skin and I didn't see any improvement. I have seen improvement with niacinamide. Red light is best though.  Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!!!

Re: Aging…..

@Buttafly2023 @Do you use retinol, vitamin c serum, sunscreen in your routine already?


I would try to get some samples in store of things you want to try to see if they work before buying the full size version. 

Re: Aging…..

@Buttafly2023  My skin’s going through some “fun” age-related changes right now (I’m in my 50s), so I can kinda relate. What’s your current skincare routine? You mentioned using Fenty skincare; which products do you use? Do you use anything by a different brand? Seeing your current routine will help us make better recommendations. 


Meanwhile: forget about topical skincare products that contain collagen. They won’t do much to address your issues. Collagen has too big a molecular size to penetrate deep enough into skin to work. Instead, focus on collagen-boosting ingredients like vitamin A (the retinoid family: retinol, retinaldehyde/retinal, tretinoin, etc.), niacinamide, and vitamin C. Using an AHA exfoliant (especially lactic acid or glycolic acid) 1-3 times a week can also stimulate collagen production. So can using an LED mask/device on the red light setting. 


I don’t wanna recommend products without knowing what exactly you already use, in case something I suggest would cause issues with one of your other products. 

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