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2/12/12 3:21 P

i recently tried this aveeno one exfoliator that I like. but another one, by clean and clear that was "oil free" and for getting rid of black head was WAY too creamy and felt like I had my pores filled with pig fat or something.

yes, well, I didn't say dhc was horrible, I'll still use it but its just not GREAT, y'know. Will try avon or clinique next time. thanx.

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
2/12/12 1:20 P

Hi Brenna~ Sorry you don't like the DHC products but I know there is a 60day refund/exchange policy so return them and get a refund....Not sure what you used but they are too expensive to throw away : )

Anywho, Oil of Olay sensitive mositurizer (original formula) is my all time fave product and I have been using it for 15+ plus....It runs about $10 or less for the bigger bottle...

Also, go to the Clinique counter and ask the sales rep for the 3 step program samples for skin level 3 or 4...(oily to very oily) There is a facial soap, a clarifying lotion 3 or 4 and the dramatically different mositurizing lotion or gel. There is also an acne line as well....
I would be surprised if they didn't give you samples but if not, give Clinique a call.

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2/12/12 9:32 A

apricot scrub is made from ground apricot pits, the pieces are rough and uneven and do unnecessary damage to the skin. it was great 20 years ago when it was the only thing available on the market, but modern exfoliators have smooth beads.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 2/12/2012 (09:33)
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2/12/12 1:35 A

why does everyone say that apricot scrub is a bad exfoliator? why is it the worst for your skin? I still don't get it.

news: I got dhc. I'll finish the products and all, but, yeah, I don't think I'll buy them again. they sting my face a little bit. and even with my greasy face, its not moisturizing enough.

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2/11/12 4:59 P

I have oily skin and use Cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin. It is very cheap. I also use an Avon cleanser twice a week for exfoliating. I wouldn't recommend using apricot scrub. I was told by a dermatologist that it is the worst product you can use on your face. And I use Olay daily moisturizer and olay regenrist night cream. I've also found with my oily skin it is great to use a toner two or three times a week. I use Boots brand Skin Tonic. You can find it at Target.

COOLEYFAM Posts: 174
2/8/12 1:37 P

I love my Mary Kay products! Solution for every type of skin, masks, microderm abrasion, moisturizers, make up etc all in one place. Love it!

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
2/8/12 10:19 A

I was trying to post yesterday....but it wouldn't let me..ANywho....Clinique bonus time at Bloomingdales right now....Great free goodies with a $28 Clinique purchase....free shipping at $50

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2/6/12 9:11 P

okay thanx Will have to check again when I go to the store. am still experimenting with my skin so who knows.

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2/6/12 7:59 P

try aveeno washes..I keep them in teh shower..they are effective and gentle on your skin..sometimes CVS sells them bogo.... I also like neutrogena...w/ salicylic acid if you tend to break out!

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2/5/12 8:30 P

I just ordered some soap, toner and moisturizer from dhc,I'll stick with drugstore brand exfoliator. Next month I plan on getting a pore minizer, plus anti-aging cream for my skin and eyes. So hopefull, all will go well. Am still face brushing everyday though.

MARYSABEAN Posts: 687
2/5/12 2:11 P

You have all inspired me to do more for my skin. I have been very neglectful lately.

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2/1/12 6:56 P

thanx so much. I think I'm just gonna buy the basics this month, soap, exfolatiation, toner and lotion. the xtra- next month. or so. thanx.

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
2/1/12 1:52 P

You are far from old (I am 40 and feel young : ) ) but it is never too young to start taking care of your skin.....The neck cream I would recommend is from StriVectin.... Very good stuff....and also you can use any anti-aging products that you would use on your face on that area too....It is all good....and remember to use upward strokes : )



MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
2/1/12 1:48 P

I like both DHC and Clinique.....But go with Clinique since you are only 27 and also because Clinique is esier to come by.....Right now Belk and Bon Ton have Clinique bonus time so with your purchase of $23.50 or more you get a bunch of free goodies....

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1/31/12 9:54 P

oh, also, anything for an aging neck?

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1/31/12 7:18 P

forgot to mention I'm 27. i have these lines the go down teh sides of my nose. I don't know if I look my age. I always get that i'm older than I am. great movitvation for my age, right? i don't know. I sorta feel old. anyways. I'll be turning 28 in a couple of weeks. thanx.

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1/31/12 6:21 P

okay. one clarificaton.

I brush with a face brush 2x a day. but i do use apricot scrub 2x daily.

so I'm guessing that clinique must be really good. this is like the 2end or 3erd time i've heard them bein recommended.

I will look into all the other stuff too.

also, clinique vs dhc ? which one do you think? also, where can i get clinique?

thanx so much.

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
1/31/12 10:16 A

Hi Brenna~ After reading that your beauty routine, I would also agree that you are exfoliating way too much. Twice a day is too much.... And I know the apriocot scrub is not gentle so perhaps switch to a gentler formula for acne prone skin and only use a few times a week...

http://www.clinique.com/product/1682/627
7/Skincare/Exfoliators_Masks/Exfoliati
ng-Scrub/index.tmpl

Also, try the All About Eyes from Clinique......I use that and few others and I keep them in the fridge to chill them before putting it on....Estee Lauder has an eye cream for sensitive that I have used and it worked well too...

I also you Clinique's Repairwear and it had been a year now and no new fine lines and my skin does look better : ) You really have to use it everyday, twice a day to get results

Lastly, Origins has a another great eye gel is Origins Plantscription...

I don't know about the products you listed.....Which company is that?

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1/30/12 10:29 P

sounds like you're over exfoliating..that can lead to excess oil production.

Look at Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil. Yes an oil for oily skin.

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1/30/12 5:58 P

well for makeup, i was thinking of using blac minerals makeup

i was thinking between clinique, and aubrey organics.

I brush my face 2x daily. I NEED exfolation. i use apricot scrub.

also, the more i exercise, the greasier my face gets. i have to wash it off with water - all the grease and sweat, lol.

for specialty stuff- i have wrinkles, especially a long line down teh sides of my nose. I need some stuff for my eyes.

I was thinking between these products:

Enfuselle C + E repair
Celazome Eyelyph Serum
Artistry 3D lifting repair
artistry eye lift

thanx.


MAMAKATRN12 Posts: 9
1/30/12 4:50 P

I have oily skin that breaks out easily and I LOVE Bare Minerals moisturizer. It has made a huge difference in my skin and I can tell when I don't use it. It's about $28/bottle at Sephora or Ulta. I use a foundation that has SPF in it because I've found that using a separate facial sunscreen makes me break out but for whatever reason when it's in my foundation my face is ok. I was using Clinique foundation for a long time but in the past year went back to brands I can get at Target for $11. Neutrogena has been a favorite of mine. Does your face wash exfoliate as well? I really like the Neutrogena pink grapefruit facial scrub. It's not too harsh, it smells good and it really does clean your face and gently remove all the makeup and dead skin cells.

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
1/30/12 4:27 P

Oh ok then : ) Before I give you a few recs. I just want to say that I definitely agree that excersing and eating healthy do help promote a nice healthy glow but there are still people who have some skin issues regardless of the diet....Also, I am a big advocate of drinking water, wearing suncreen and not smoking to help keep skin looking good.

Ok, now I am not sure how old you are and what type of budget you want to stay within but some drugstore product lines I would recommend esp. for sensitive skinare Oil of Olay, La Roche Posay(not cheap but very good), Neutrogena......

For a little more expensive but products that work well, I would suggest Clinique....There is a 3 step program that is geared to specific skin types. Either check out hteir website or visit a dept. store to get some samples. I am thinking you need a toner/clarifying lotion to help control the oily skin.

Another company is: DHC.....You can get their monthly catalog with samples in them to try.

Not sure if you have areas of concern...ex: fine lines, dark spots, skin damage but Clinique & DHC products are very good...

Now for highend....La Mer....Very expensive but people swear by the products esp. the moisturizer.

I can only use products for sensitive skin and products that are hypo-allergenic because I have such severe sensitivities.....which is a bummer because I could never just use any samples that comes from Sephora or any other store for that matter....and I am a makeup artist to boot! emoticon

I hope this helps!

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1/30/12 2:48 P

yes, sorry my face. i have oily skin and right now I'm using a bar of soap and apricot scrub. I want to take better care of my skin. maybe even makeup , hahah

MCCUTIE26 Posts: 15
1/30/12 11:57 A

Products for what area? Face? If so, what areas do you want recs for?

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1/29/12 8:43 P

products for what?

healthy eating and exercise gives your skin a nice glow - see my sparkpage for my before pics, I used to have awful skin.

the expensive products are nice but you tend to use less. My limit for anything beauty is about $25.

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1/29/12 3:31 P

i know this sort of off topic. I am searching for some good beauty products. but really, I just can't help but think i can live WITHOUT a regimin that costs $40 per bottle of regiment.

ideas please?

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