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Mon May 08, 2006 6:20 am      Reply with quote
Okay, so I've been getting some results with what I've currently been doing, but I'm a greedy cow and I want more, hehe.

My current routine:

A.M.
Cleanse with Homemade Dr H (just almond meal & Grapeseed Oil)
or Neutrogena Salylic Acid cleanser/mask
Tone with ACV Toner (Green/Chamomile Tea/ACV/Ylang Ylang oil)
Moisturise with Olay Complete SPF 15

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Cleanse with OCM
Tone with ACV
Ultraceuticals Sheer Vitamin C Cream 20%
Olay Regenerist Eye Cream (sample I received)
Emu Oil
Tape frown lines

two to three times a week I do the aspirin mask with yoghurt.

I'm seeing my skin tone brighten a bit and pores are getting a bit smaller. The tape is helping with the lines, I figure it's supporting them and the Vitamin C is helping it grow better skin.

I'm still seeing some old scars, I do have the odd pock mark, I'm resigned to them staying there and that's cool. I don't see this regenerist stuff doing much for the crow's feet, though mine aren't that bad. Been thinking of taking the tape there too, hehe what a sight. Pores could be a little bit smaller. Dark circles under eyes, nothing so far has helped, cept maybe potato, might have to start doing that again.

So do I go for a glycolic product? I have been thinking of getting Ultraceuticals Even (or something like that) serum. Or do I get a microdermabrasion kit?

Money is a bit tight, so looking for the best I can do, preferably from the chemist. But if something is really gonna do the trick, then I'll give it a shot.

So what do you think I need to add and where to I add it?

You've all been so much help so far, and I guess as I've not really time for a hobby, getting my face to look as good as it can has become my hobby. I love whipping up concoctions!

Kylie
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Tue May 09, 2006 1:17 am      Reply with quote
Hy Kylie,

That looks good! I do agree with you - I'd add a glycolic product or maybe a retinol. In which case, you should move your vit C cream to morning use and use what you add at night. CellularSkinRx makes a very good and reasonably priced AHA serum. I'm surrently using a Jan Marini one which is also good.

Btw, how are you finding the Ultraceuticals sheer? Is it heavy? And how does it compare to the original if you've tried it? TIA Smile

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Tue May 09, 2006 5:00 am      Reply with quote
Hey Thanks for your reply Mabsy! You're a bit of a guru round here.

I was thinking of getting the Ultraceuticals Serum, I think it's for evening out the skin. I know I saw a rave about it on an Aussie Online shop when used with the Cream I have.

I've never used any Ultraceuticals before. I decided I definately needed a Vitamin C for my skin and wasn't having any luck finding one anywhere. I've never bought online before. When I found it, as I'd found nothing else, I decided to go for it. The lady at the counter suggested Ultra Sheer for me as opposed to the 10% Serum. I definately can see an improvement in my skin, it's brighter. When I put it on, it's tingly, almost downright stingy for 5 minutes or so. I've accidentally gotten some on my lips before and it does taste orangy, hehe. It's not a "serum", but a cream in a tube. It's white and I've found since using it that while the cream is still pretty much intact, there is some watery stuff, so I give it a bit of a shake. Apparently the CSIRO has done tests on it and it's really good, only sold me more. I got loads of brochures given to me with the stuff and that's where I got the idea I might go back and get that serum. Hubby would pass out if he knew I spent $108 on a face cream. Of course I haven't told him!

Thanks for your tips.

Here is the link to the Ultraceuticals product I'm thinking of getting. There appears to be some extra comments added since I last looked and all appear really good. Might go for it.

http://www.adorebeauty.com.au/adorebeauty/viewItem.asp?idproduct=1829[/url]

Would love to hear what you, or anyone else for that matter thinks.

Kylie
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Tue May 09, 2006 5:07 am      Reply with quote
Mabsy, which Jan Marini product are you using? TIA!
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Tue May 09, 2006 6:03 am      Reply with quote
starkers - not guru, just addict Laughing I remember trying the original 23% Ultraceuticals cream and it being very heavy. I have been tempted to try the sheer but have not got around to it just yet. Btw, I think I might have tried the Ultraceuticals serum but hat was a few years ago when I was first starting with vit C serums. I can't quite remember what I thought - all these memories of products I tried are becoming a bit fuzzy.... Laughing

tidieu - I've got the Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion Smile

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Tue May 09, 2006 6:17 am      Reply with quote
you have a lot of DIY Smile

y not try aspirin masks?!! Wink

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Tue May 09, 2006 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
JozieGrozy - Yep, I've used the Aspirin Mask, it says up there that I use it at least 3 times a week. I mix it with Natural Yoghurt, it's great!

Mabsy - The Ultra Sheer face cream isn't heavy at all. I probably use a pea sized amount. As soon as I rub it in, I make sure to do this so it works better, it's gone. The only hint it's even on my skin is that I feel the stinging. It is for people with acne and sensitive skins I beleive. It looks like a cream, but when you're applying it it doesn't "feel" like a cream, it's hard to explain, certainly doesn't feel like you are putting a moisturiser on or something like that.

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Tue May 09, 2006 4:39 pm      Reply with quote
Mabsy, it's kind of like the texture of cake icing (if you just made it with water and icing sugar) does that make sense? It has no greasy feel at all.

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starkers wrote:
Mabsy, it's kind of like the texture of cake icing (if you just made it with water and icing sugar) does that make sense? It has no greasy feel at all.

Kylie


Thanks! Sounds interesting... I'll have to finally pop into the local salon and try the tester.

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Wed May 10, 2006 3:44 am      Reply with quote
Mabsy: I bought the Evenskin serum, I think that's what it's called today. While I was there the lady said that it would work for what I wanted, but would take ages. She said I really should consider Microdermabrasion. $500 for 6 treatments. Geez, I'm getting vain now and really considering trying to rustle up the dough to get it done. But for the moment it will do. She did recommend a better serum, but it was like $190, that's too much for me to blow, if it blows, hehe.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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Wed May 10, 2006 5:18 am      Reply with quote
Why not mix in a bit of granulated sugar (the stuff you sprinkle on your cereal or stir into your coffee) in with your homemade aspirin mask with yogurt? That is actually the basis of my note quite infamous DHSBSSFM which mixes salicylic acid (aspirin), glycolic acid (sugar) and lactic acid (yogurt) into a single treatment. If you arenít sure what the benefits of each of those are, click here to read a quick intro: http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5981&start=321 You canít get much cheaper than using products you already currently have in your cupboard!

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