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What skincare product are you into right now?

BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air):

So, any mask recommendations?

 

Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)

Re: What skincare product are you into right now?

Don't you have a closet full of stuff to still try? 

I have a ton of new products for you! 

Anything Skinceuticals. I've used the brand in the past a lot, took a break & am using a few products again- haven't been disappointed. But none of their masks, so that doesn't help you Smiley Tongue 

My masks have been boring lately: OH power peel, blue/black, or glam glow. If I'm breaking out then, I use cor silver soap & leave it on for a few minutes, I don't think that counts as a mask though. (look out for a post on cor silver later) 

 

& hopefully after winter and you've used up retinol fusion PM you can graduate to the big leagues of prescription Retin-A. Smiley Wink You're skincare routine will be so much simpler then. 

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I do have a ton of skincare but I dun wannnnaaaaaa........*lazy halfheartedly thrown tantrum*....... The only thing I tried this week was the Tarte and Kielh clay masks.....and I used Clarins Lotus oil a couple times. I like the herbal scent, it reminds me of Caudalie Beauty Elixir, but I really think I prefer moisturizer more than oil (except when I'm doing facial massage).

 

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Beautytester, you've probably tried more skincare than all of us combined! Please share some products that you've liked so far. Smiley Happy

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Well, I like KGD cleansing water and Clinique balm in purple jar for makeup remover. Boscia purifying cleansing gel and Clarins gentle foam for cleanser. Dr. Brandt microderm, Philosophy microdelivery dual phase and exfolikate gentle for exfoliator. Origins Charcoal, Fresh rose and OH black/blueberry enzyme for masks. Clinique toner 2 is great for oil-control and refresher in the summer. Clinique moisture surge is my goto summer night moisturizer, PTR spf35 is my goto winter day moisturizer, and OH truth serum is my goto summer serum.

 

I have not found my ideal toner for winter, moisturizer w/spf for summer, and night moisturizer for winter yet (love algenist, price is a no no). And I would like to find another favorite serum aside from OH.

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Ok ppl, help me make a decision. I just finish my Boscia Purifying cleanser and am which should I use next?

- Korres milk protein

- AmorePacific gentle foam

- PTR anti-aging cleanser, orange one

- Murad Essential+C

 

Which one should I try next?

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I recommend the Korres milk protein one! I tried a sample of it a month or so ago, and if my budget had allowed, I would have gotten it. Smiley Happy

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Aww, according to Kevinbt it might be discontinued/repackaged (I asked since it's been OOS forever). No news yet of new shipment I assume, but since it's so popular/got such good reviews I'm assuming it's gonna be back....hopefully not reformulated. I hated when things get reformulated. -.-;

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Me, too. I never understand reformulation. Repackaging, yes, but reformulating a bestseller? (glare at Korres)  

 

Then I'd recommend trying the Murad one. I've heard some good reviews about it. 

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I'm going to throw another one it... Thanks to Lylysa... AL Glycolic Cleanser. It's so creamy, moisturizing, exfoliating, non-drying, doesn't leave a residue... 

Smiley Tongue 

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@dannyc: I was going to say the same thing, but I'm so disappointed with the reformulation. Have you noticed? The bottle is clear now, and while it doesn't look much different, it is! Glycolic acid was bumped down the list of ingredients, and (I think) glycerin came up -- so maybe they're trying to save money? I didn't notice a change in my skin, but it's definitely a different product, and I'm considering trying to stock up on the old version via eBay (as long as it's sealed). Sigh. 

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I didn't see it. I'm stocked up on minis from a shave kit I got my boyfriend (he wanted to try the moisturizer) & 100 pt perks. I have enough to last me a while. I think I heard Lylysa say that the bottle they sell on AL website is slightly different & more user friendly. 

That's a shame they changed the formula, when it first came out it had a higher concentration & it sounds like they keep bumping in down. I might have to switch to glytone or obagi when I run out. I've yet to find a milky glycolic wash like AL Smiley Sad 

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I know! I bought another glycolic cleanser (I think it was PTR?) once in a pinch, but it was so harsh and drying! The only other one I've ever liked was La Roche Posay Biomedic (they no longer make it, but sold the formula to SkinCeuticals). I liked the formula, but it's way more expensive than AL, and I seem to go through it pretty quickly. I used both of these before AL, but switched to AL once I fell in love with it. 

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@katie1724 after much searching I think I found a few replacements:

Vivite Daily Facial Cleanser- $28 for 6 oz, I don't know if it's creamy, but it has 12% glycolic acid 

Glytone Mild Cream Wash- $30 for 6.7 oz, only 3.4% glycolic 

M.D. Forte Facial Cleanser III- $36.80 for 8 oz, has 20% glycolic

Elave Age Delay Daily Cleanser- $38 for 6.7 oz, doesn't say percentage, but it's high on the list & few ingredients. 

Glycolix 10% Moisturizing Cleanser- $24 for 6.7 oz

 

Not really related, but somehow stumbled upon PCA Pigment Bar which has Kojic acid in it. 

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Thanks, @dannyc! I'll have to check these out. The one thing I don't know is what percentage of glycolic acid the AL cleanser has (lylysa, do you know?), but I do know that when I used PTR (or DDF, I forget), it was really irritating (but I don't know that percentage, either). I'll have to do some research! Smiley Happy

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Unfortunately I don't know the percentage of the GA in the AL wash Smiley Sad, I like how gentle it is and my skin hasn't had any reactions to the formula change so that's good.

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The AL wash I got from their website direct during Christmas (how could I refuse 30% off), is in a clear bottle rather than a milky, white bottle which is what I've gotten from Sephora both times I've ordered it. The one from AL direct seems a bit more pearly and has more of a sheen to it and actually feels richer and creamier. I also noticed the scent was more brisk than the one from Sephora. It's not an overwhelming, sickly citrus scent, but it's definitely invigorating and I notice it a lot more.

 

 

The pic above shows what my bottle from Sephora looked like (opaque) and the product being an opaque, creamy gel. I can't find any photos online that shows how the bottle/product looks from the brand itself.

 

I actually don't have the original bottle to compare ingredient listings, and the order they fall in, but I still really like the one I got from the website as much as I like the ones I've gotten from Sephora.

 

I've used Studio Gear's glycolic wash before, it's more gel like, not as milky and creamy as AL's, it's not bad, but comparing the two, AL wins hands down.

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@Lylysa: The clear bottled version you bought from AL is the reformulated one (with the citrusy scent) -- if eventually you're able to compare the bottles,  you will note the ingredient change. My local Sephora stores have all switched to this version (which now cites "normal to oily" instead of "all skin types," I believe. You're right in that it has more of a pearly sheen, rather than white lotion. I'm sad because I liked the first version, but it doesn't seem to have caused any change in my skin -- perhaps the glycolic reduction (or however else they reformulated it -- that's just what I noticed on the ingredients list when comparing the two) was minor. 

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I looked on my new AL bottle, glycolic acid is listed 4th. First is water, then glycerine, then a coconut based surfactant (can't remember the full/scientific name), then glycolic acid.

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Yes! On the older / opaque bottle, I believe it's third. I'm not sure what the percentage was vs. what it is, so maybe it's not a large change. It feels different to me, but I'm sure I'll keep using it, at least for now. 

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I think I may have a mini bottle of the opaque AL bottle around, must investigate tonight (last night while I was checking my new bottle I was totally thinking "Ooo, must remember to report back to my girls in BT!" Smiley Tongue). It feels like it's a frothier cream, I notice it gives more of a lather than the original.

 

 

Re: What skincare product are you into right now?

Already tried it, curtesy of lylysa, lol. I'm trying to use up the ones I have right now.

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Oh I found a Dr. Hauschka cleansing cream. So, either Korres milk protein or Dr. Hauschka then.......not sure if I'm a fan of the metal tube.....

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I used to use the Korres milk protein cleanser wipes a lot, but they have a weird smell. They were gentle, but left my skin feeling oily or just not clean. I use PTR serum which I love, I have been curious about their cleansers...

 

Re: What skincare product are you into right now?

Oh by the way, beautytester, have you tried out any Paula's Choice products? I'm thinking of breaking my rule of not ordering skincare online (returning is always a hassle), just for her line. 

Re: What skincare product are you into right now?

No I haven't, but I believe hers is one of the brands that do send out samples, so if you ask nicely, I think they will be able to send you some samples?

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