I use Youth Code's serum, along Oil of Olay's anti aging moisturizer and Olay night cream.
Really though, the best thing you can do for your skin is drink plenty of water and not smoke.
Organic Coconut Oil, every other night. Oil of Olay Regenerist every other night. Sunscreen, at least spf15, every single day.
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
Otherwise suggest creme de la mer or biodroga.
But Botox, seriously is great!
The bad: There is a 'severe wrinkle' roller ball applicator lotion that is just crap. Does nothing, leaves a white film like you have eye goop or tears that have dried on your skin. Their tiny bottles of eye lotion are also crappy - they are fine as lotion, but nothing special and certainly not worth the cost.
The good: I love the Regenerating lotion with SPF 15, in the white bottle. That works wonderfully, and it's a nice moisturizer as well. The cream of the same name is excellent, too. The night cream I've only ever tried a sample of and it was fine - not sure what the difference was between that and the day cream.
My new love, though - Glycolix glycolic acid pads! They are a small jar of 60 pads (think like stridex pads) saturated with glycolic acid at various concentrations, depending on what you buy. I started with the 15% and then moved to the 20%. I use them every night before bed, on my face and neck and all the way down to my chest. One pad does all that skin no problem. Brief tingling or stinging, perhaps a little pink skin, but no actual peeling. My skin is so ridiculously smooth! I don't know if it takes away wrinkles, but it makes the skin itself so luminous. I love it. I rarely find something that works this well. And you can get them on Amazon for $20-30 for a jar of 60 pads, so that's 2 months worth at least - some people don't use them every night, so it lasts longer.
The reason I used them in the first place is that I noticed when I get an anti-aging facial, the ones that work the best are the ones with mild glycolic acid, so I bought my own for times between facials. Love it.
I use Purity Made Simple cleanser (Philosophy) and Hope in a Jar moisturizer (also Philosophy). Occasionally, I use their microdermabrasian scrub--but my skin is sensitive and does not require it much.
In the winter, I sometimes switch to Miracle in a Jar (a heavier moisturizer). There is a Miracle eye product too, but I don't seem to have much in the way of wrinkling around my eyes (yet).
LOVE these Philosophy products--they are great. And they last a long time.
But when I'm cheap or broke, drugstore Cetaphil products work well, too.
Botox and Juvederm are next on my list--maybe post-Christmas as a gift to myself. I don't have many lines at all. I'd like to keep it that way. (I do have a scar right in the middle of the frown line that formed post d-day and would like both of them filled out.) And when I fall into the $40k needed to lift the parts of my body no one can see when I'm clothed, I will probably have very minor work done on my face---no structural change, but tightening of my jawline and filling of thinning areas. (I have lost a TON of weight, and the waddle thing, though minimal, bothers me. Fat really does smooth things out, and now that I don't really have it, I need help.)
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I also used to use Ceramide by Elizabeth Arden. It did make my skin look smoother, but after a few days, more pores would get clogged. The capsules work great, but they're too expensive.
In a pinch, I've had really good luck with Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion....works great and is ultra cheap. (The yellowish bottle.) Use is all over, including face. Does a great job.
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2 kids; DD14, DD8 divorced
I like their sensitive skin hydrating serum. I use it as eye cream since my allergies to skin care products are horrendous. I also use plain sensitive unscented lubriderm at night and olay complete sensitive during the day.
If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.
But I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Clinique products. I'm a fan- I like the Repairware Laser Focus (although I haven't tried the new formula yet) and the Youth Surge Night in particular. I have one of their SPF moisturizers for daytime too.
I like Clinique, but haven't tried Oil of Olay. Maybe I'm wasting money?!
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Most of the Eminence day products for face have an SPF of 32.
I did Juvederm in August. Wow! I could only afford half a syringe but did I ever like the little bit of plumpness it gave my face! Everything was lifted (and then fell 3 months later). I will do a full syringe next time and hope it lasts 9-12 months.
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the things that has made the most difference for me has been the Alpha Hydrox glycolic acid lotion.
"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."
Purity Made Simple cleanser (Philosophy)
I have no idea what Juvederm is But I think I might want to know, if anyone would care to enlighten me.
I remember my Mom telling me not to touch my face so I wouldn't get scars.
Once I hit puberty, I gave myself weekly facials and diligently took care of my skin.
I can't use Oil of Olay, my skin just does not like it.
I use the L'Oreal Youth Code line.
I also scored a free tube of Clinique's under eye dark circle stuff and it is the BOMB!
Don't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you are still in Hell.
It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.
The current issue of O has some good skin info. in there for all body parts but alpha hydroxy is your friend from 40 onward!
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4 kiddos in mid 20's
The conditions we face do not define us. They remind us of who we are and who we want to be.