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Age Defiers
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Which skincare brands spend the most on research/R&D?
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Re: Which skincare brands spend the most on research/R&D?
ROOKIE II INSIDER
Reply: @tg1973 , are you sure we can put it directly on the eyelids? I looked into those products and nowhere in the directions says it ...read more
@tg1973 , are you sure we can put it directly on the eyelids? I looked into those products and nowhere in the directions says it can be put on the eyelids or suggested. Did someone from a store told you it was safe? From what i know, its supposedly safe to put castor oil on the lids and eyelashes, but im curious about this because i would like to slow down the crepiness on my lids (ill be 40 next year in june).
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Retinol
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Re: Retinol
BOSS II INSIDER
Reply: @unisolar55 Glad I could help! Hey, when you respond to folks on BIC, be sure to tag them (type @ and their username) so they'll k ...read more
@unisolar55 Glad I could help! Hey, when you respond to folks on BIC, be sure to tag them (type @ and their username) so they'll know you replied to them. 🙂 If you have sensitive skin, you might want to ask your primary care doctor or a dermatologist for retinoid options. A bit about a few different types of retinoid: SpoilerRetinoic acid, aka tretinoin or Retin-A: skin cells don't have to convert this at all before it can get to work, and it's been very heavily researched. This is what some derms recommend first, as it's become the gold standard among retinoids. Available only by prescription. Retinaldehyde, aka retinal: requires just one skin cell conversion to turn into retinoic acid, yet it's less irritating than tretinoin and (according to my derm) retinol. Available OTC. Retinol: skin cells must do 2 conversions to turn retinol into retinoic acid, so retinol works slower than tretinoin. But retinol is also less irritating (has fewer side effects) than tretinoin. The most common OTC option. Hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), aka granactive retinoid: a retinoic acid ester that needs no skin cell conversion, yet is less irritating than tretinoin. HPR hasn't been studied nearly as much as the others I've listed, so whether it's truly more effective than retinol or retinaldehyde has yet to be confirmed. But it looks great on paper. Available OTC. Note: folks who claim retinol and retinaldehyde are generally ineffective are 100% wrong. Those options are very effective. It just takes longer to see results with them than with tretinoin, thanks to the conversion steps needed. Retinoic acid, aka tretinoin or Retin-A: skin cells don't have to convert this at all before it can get to work, and it's been very heavily researched. This is what some derms recommend first, as it's become the gold standard among retinoids. Available only by prescription. Retinaldehyde, aka retinal: requires just one skin cell conversion to turn into retinoic acid, yet it's less irritating than tretinoin and (according to my derm) retinol. Available OTC. Retinol: skin cells must do 2 conversions to turn retinol into retinoic acid, so retinol works slower than tretinoin. But retinol is also less irritating (has fewer side effects) than tretinoin. The most common OTC option. Hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), aka granactive retinoid: a retinoic acid ester that needs no skin cell conversion, yet is less irritating than tretinoin. HPR hasn't been studied nearly as much as the others I've listed, so whether it's truly more effective than retinol or retinaldehyde has yet to be confirmed. But it looks great on paper. Available OTC. Note: folks who claim retinol and retinaldehyde are generally ineffective are 100% wrong. Those options are very effective. It just takes longer to see results with them than with tretinoin, thanks to the conversion steps needed. First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum 0.25% Pure Concentrate was my starter retinol product. Its low percentage was a great way to see if my skin would tolerate retinol at all. I never even finished my full bottle of this before moving on to another retinol serum. Avene RetrinAL 0.05 Cream could be another good gentle starter option for you. This is the one my dermatologist suggested I start with (but I didn't). It's a retinaldehyde product you can buy from Avene direct, Dermstore, Amazon, and probably anywhere else that sells Avene products. The INKEY List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum is what I used for a year + a few months. This contains HPR and retinol. When I started this, I began slowly again: used it just one night a week for 2 or 3 weeks, then bumped up to 2 nights a week, and gradually increased usage to every other night. This product worked quite well for me, with no major irritation. I see it's frequently out of stock everywhere it's sold lately, probably due to its very low price. A couple months ago, I got curious about a new-to-Sephora HPR + retinol product and decided to test it. SOBEL SKIN Rx 4.5% Retinol Night Treatment sounds much scarier than it is. 😂 4.5% retinol is alarmingly high, but it's a blend of retinol and HPR. When I started this, I didn't go back to once-a-week usage: I used it every other night from the start, and the only negative was a round of purging. I don't recommend starting with this one though, and I haven't used it long enough yet to confidently say it's more or less effective than The Inkey List Retinol. Once my bottle of Sobel Skin is finished, I'll start testing Avene RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream. That's another product my derm recommended. About sunscreens: which ones have you already tried that broke you out? You might be sensitive to certain sunscreen ingredients. Have you tried both chemical and physical/mineral sunscreens?
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bb cream for older skin? something to brighten my skin?
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Re: bb cream for older skin? something to brighten my skin?
ROOKIE II INSIDER
Reply: @swanmargo if you haven't purchased already, Missha is a Korean based company that is famous for its BB creams. MisshaUS is wher ...read more
@swanmargo if you haven't purchased already, Missha is a Korean based company that is famous for its BB creams. MisshaUS is where they market inside the States, and they happen to be having a half off sale today. For mature skin, M Signature Real Complete BB offers brightening specific to our needs. As it is a Korean company, their shade range is pretty limited, but if you fall within it, it's very much worth a try!
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Whiskers R We
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ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Electrolysis has worked really well in my family. If you don't mind the zapping, after a few treatments the hair doesn't really co ...read more
Electrolysis has worked really well in my family. If you don't mind the zapping, after a few treatments the hair doesn't really come back. I'm not sure if that's something you've consider or would be available in your area, but I'd definitely recommend it. My mom had electrolysis on her face in her 30s and she is over 60 now and will only occasionally see a stray hair pop up on her face! Also applying products with willow bark oil can prevent hair from returning as quickly after you've removed them via plucking/waxing. Hopefully that helps!
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What is the best pore minimizing primer?
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ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Another vote for the PoreProfessional by Benefit. I have been using the pink Pearl one but they have come out with a hydrating one ...read more
Another vote for the PoreProfessional by Benefit. I have been using the pink Pearl one but they have come out with a hydrating one I am going to try.
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Foundation
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RE: Foundation
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: I think you would like Lancôme Teinte Idole.
I think you would like Lancôme Teinte Idole.
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Eye cream
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ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: I have not tried many of their products but The ones I did try I was not impressed. I did not have any adverse reactions to this p ...read more
I have not tried many of their products but The ones I did try I was not impressed. I did not have any adverse reactions to this product but I also didn’t see any improvement or change etc. I think the products I tried from them would be more appropriate for fairly young skin such as teens and young twenties. I would not say they are bad but not effective for those with slightly mature skin such as older twenties and above. I am 38, for reference lol
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Skin tags?
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RE: Skin tags?
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: I have recently developed some of these too and have been looking for solutions besides a doctors visit because that is really har ...read more
I have recently developed some of these too and have been looking for solutions besides a doctors visit because that is really hard to do right now. I’m curious if home wart removals such as freezing would work in skin tags too? Sorry for asking a question in response to your question but I got excited someone asked about this too lol
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What is best treatment or make up for dark circles under the eyes?
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Re: What is best treatment or make up for dark circles under the eyes?
RISING STAR II INSIDER
Reply: Hi @LUMAO! The general rule for brightening under eyes with concealer is to use one that is 2 shades lighter than your foundation. ...read more
Hi @LUMAO! The general rule for brightening under eyes with concealer is to use one that is 2 shades lighter than your foundation. My favorite is the Hourglass Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer Velvet (not this color). It's full coverage and give my skin a beautiful glow. I use a Beauty Blender or SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Concealer Brush #57.
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NuFACE Mini Help
Hey there, I’m hoping that someone can help me solve this issue. I purchased my NuFACE device a year ago and it was working great ...read more
Hey there, I’m hoping that someone can help me solve this issue. I purchased my NuFACE device a year ago and it was working great up until now. The device will charge (I can see the lights) but it won’t turn on when I try to use it. Has anyone else run into this problem or know of any solutions? I absolutely love this device and I would hate to have wasted my money.
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