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Date: 6/15/11 1:11 PM

So, nearing a ahem certain age and thinking about the lines and puffiness appearing around and under my eyes, I've been wondering about all those "miracle" creams and gels, etc. Olay, L'Oreal, Neutrogena to name the ones I've seen. (I shop for cosmetics in drugstores, not department stores. hah!) But I'm overwhelmed and these things aren't cheap even in a discount store, so I just keep passing them by and remain confused (and creased).

I'm wondering

Does anyone use any of these? Do they work? Which ones specifically, because it seems that within each brand there's still a dozen that seem to be the same thing.

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Date: 6/15/11 1:28 PM

Deb, I have two favorites. I'm 53 and have managed to keep my skin looking fairly young and fresh looking. I'm sure good genes have a lot to do with it, but I use L'Oreal Youth Code serum under their daily moisturizer, the companion eye cream and night cream. I like the daily moisturizer because it has 30 sunscreen in it. Living in FLorida gives me sun access I never had up north, and I just had skin cancer removed from my face over the winter. The other product I use once in a while is Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle repair eye cream. The Rapid Wrinkle line is actually pretty good. I definitely see a difference around my eyes when I use it. The results show up pretty quick.

As for cleansing, I just use a wash cloth and warm water. I don't really wear a lot of makeup, and the washcloth provides just enough exfoliation for me. At least once a week I use a wonderful cloth I found in Turkey, called a Kisse. It is a rough cloth that they use in the turkish baths, and let me tell you, it gets off all the extra dead skin! I even use it on my face once in a while....

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Date: 6/15/11 1:44 PM

From what I understand, a lot of these products (drugstore and otherwise) work better than the old formulations simply because they're now using nano technology. Nanotech has not been tested in cosmetics, and it's just about impossible to find out what brands are using it. They don't have to tell. Some say nano in cosmetics or food is the next asbestos. I'm older than you are, and have been putting up with aging skin for sometime, and I DON'T like it one bit, but for vanity's sake, I won't use nanotech products.............too scary, at least for me. You might want to moisturize your face with a good organic coconut oil (used for cooking, etc.). The brand I use is Nutiva, but I don't use it cosmetically on a regular basis, however, I do use it regularly for cooking.

Edited here: The best sunscreen protection is clothing and hats. Sunscreen (most is now nanotech formulated) prevents your body from absorbing Vit. D from the sun. Also, supplement with Vit. D3. You can be tested by your doc for a Vit. D deficiency..............almost everyone in the U.S. is Vit. D and iodine deficient. Since you live in Fla,. you might not be. I don't know. Sometime ago, Bakery's stopped using iodized salt and started using bromine instead. Even some table salt brands don't contain iodine anymore. Hain is a brand that does. Not affiliated with either of these brands.
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Date: 6/15/11 2:08 PM

I've been using Strivectin products for several years now. I'm a firm believer! NAYY

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Date: 6/15/11 2:20 PM

Deb and Debbie,

Yes, they work! (age 58) I just had some moles removed from my face and wanted to minimize scarring so ramped up my routine. Holy smokes, what a difference. I suggested to my husband (62) that he try it around his eyes as the cute little laugh crinkles were becoming lines and it has taken about 5 - 8 years off of his face.

As for the scarring, in case anyone is curious, I've been using scaraway silicone strips at the surgical sites every night and as much as practical during the day and then use the miracle potion the rest of the time. The silicone scar minimizing strips are also pretty amazing.

As for product, first buy from a retailer that backs the product. Whole Foods does, at least one of the big drugstore chains does, QVC does. You want to know if you are allergic to an ingredient and have a very expensive container of something you cannot use that you can return it.

I wrote emails to Diane Young and to Dr. Denese to ask for help for what to do to care for my skin in light of the recent surgery, 7 moles at once is pretty scary. The Diane Young team didn't respond and I was disappointed since I like their Coneflower neckline cream. Dr. Denese's team responded with Dr. Denese's private cell number with instructions for me to call her. She gave me general instructions but said she wanted to be sure to speak with me to stress how important daily sunscreen is, hat or no hat. She only recommended her products when I told her that I was looking for guidance in that area. She did recommend her sunscreen. It was wonderful on our recent trip to Florida. It's a bit heavy for me to use all the time but I have never had anything better to use for vacation. I haven't used one product yet as I wanted to be extra careful after the surgery. But, the Dr. Denese HydroShield Ultra Mooisturizing Face Serum just blows us away. She explained that it holds the moisture in, I've just never had anything work like this before. My husband has ultra sensitive skin due to medications and I am allergic to most anything with scent or color. It's a big deal if we can even use a product especially in hot, humid Houston.

We had used Magnolia Fresh Eyes by MyChelle until they changed the ingredients......bummer. We've replaced that product with Korres Evening Primrose Eye Cream. Like Deb, I have had skin cancers removed. Since switching to giant sunglasses and the Korres eye cream (we use undereye) with it's small zinc content I have had no recurrence of the brown areas under my eyes that were repeatedly having to be removed.

The Korres is expensive but lasts forever. They Hydroshield is expensive but with two people going through it generously looks like 2 oz. will last at least two months. I've had knee surgery, therapy, and the mole removals this past spring, yet, with just the addition of the serum, I've gotten a lot of compliments on how good I look, even just this morning..........."You look good!"

I keep the bulk of our product in the refrigerator and portion out small containers to keep in the bathroom.

Looking forward to seeing other product suggestions, thanks for opening up this line of discussion.

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Date: 6/15/11 2:42 PM

Are these brands "drugstore" brands? I've never heard of MyChelle, Diane Young, Dr. Denese, Korres or anything else you mentioned.

I really am just curious about the 3 brands I mentioned. The ones I can buy without a special trip. If the brands I mentioned work and the price is justified, I'll splurge and give it a go.

Yes, I'm in Florida but I'm not a daily sunscreen user (no lectures please), but I do use it when I know I'm going to be out in the sun for extended time - which is rarely.

My cleansing "routine" is soap and water in the shower. But, hey, it works. I really don't have many wrinkles at all, and I know that with creeping up on 50 it's only natural to have *some*. I'm really interested in undereye puffiness remedies. It seems that area is aging faster than the rest. DebFox - is the stuff you mentioned good for that?

My daily under make-up routine used to be Oil of Olay moisturizer and that's it, until I got a bunch of stuff from my old job so now I'm using that because it's free to me. It's Avalon Organics CoQ10 Wrinkle Defense Creme and Wrinkle Defense Serum around my eyes, which I think has made an improvement in the puffiness but I don't know if that's true or if it's my imagination or due to some weight loss.

I really am a drugstore cosmetics girl, usually Cover Girl brand, sometimes the other common brands. Have been my whole life and it's always done well by me. Stays on, colors are good for me, etc. I don't have allergies so I'm not concerned about that.

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Date: 6/15/11 2:57 PM

Hey Debbie,

We have to do a little far and wide searching. We're both just stupidly sensitive to fragrance and color for a variety of reasons.

Korres is available at Ulta and Sephora. MyChelle, another "supposedly natural" product line, is available at Whole Foods and much cheaper online from VitaCost. Diane Young and Dr. Denese are both New York based and have online sites. They also sell on QVC.

Aside from the mentioned products, I'm a soap and water gal myself. And, I really hate wearing sunscreen. Need to get back into the routine of having my eyelashes dyed, other than that, just the occasional lip color. Luckily, Grandma really stressed wearing a hat and that stuck with me.

Still will be watching to see what everyone else recommends. The product categories are expanding too fast to keep up with.

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Date: 6/15/11 3:03 PM

Debbie I'm glad you started this thread. The only make up I use is lipstick. My mother use to use Avon products, and moisturize every day. Her skin was dryer than mine. My skin has always been very oily. When I put on sunscreen I feel as though it's globbing up my pores and can't wait to wash it off. Now with hotflashes, I can't imagine using anything over my skin. I do use Jergens on my legs and arms once in a while. I hope someone chimes in who has oily skin and can suggest something (from the drug/discount store)that would work. Having oily skin has kept some of the wrinkles away(I'm 57)but I find I'm dealing with the old saggy neck thing.

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Date: 6/15/11 3:36 PM

I've tried several of the Olay and L'Oreal creams without any noticeable changes. But I can recommend the Avon ANEW Ultimate line (NAYY). The day and night creams have been great for me, reducing the appearance of even deepish neck wrinkles and lightening age spots. They do have a chemically-smell when you first apply them, but it fades quickly. If you read the product reviews, some folks found the smell really offensive, but it doesn't bother me. I have really sensitive skin, and the ANEW products don't bother it, while both the Olay and L'Oreal brands do.

As a cleanser, I love Neutrogena's Fresh Foaming Cleanser (NAYY again) - very gentle but cleans away all but the most stubborn makeup.

Avon periodically has sales on the ANEW products, or you can order trial sizes to try them out. I should also mention that I've tried the ANEW Reversalist products, but only the Ultimate seems to do the trick for me.

Good luck with your "miracle cream" search - took me several years to find mine!

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Date: 6/15/11 3:50 PM

Quote: JTink
I hope someone chimes in who has oily skin and can suggest something (from the drug/discount store)that would work.

I have oily skin. Not super-oily, just the "t-zone" area, and then you add Florida humidity to that. I've said for years that if I ever had to move north, I'd wrinkle like a prune.

Anyway, the original Oil of Olay Hydrating Beauty Fluid was what I was using before I got my free supply of the Avalon stuff. OoO keeps my drier zones smooth and it never feels like it's clogging my oily zones. And you can buy it at Walmart for about six bucks.




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