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Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:47 am      Reply with quote
marina wrote:
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Used the DMAE for several days now it is does seem to be working, will check back and update. That pink sugar shower gel is awesome!


Annie, do you use it before your c serum am? When do you apply it in the evening. I've gotten pretty confused the last couple of days with all the ph talk et al. I can't seem to find a proper time to apply it. Thanks.


I am not Annie, but I read on another thread, to use the vit c at nite wait about 20 mins then carry on with whatever you want. I am going to give this a try. I've just been using dmae both nite and day and using it first, with no problems at all. The theory on letting c sit for 20 is the exfolliation process, I think thats what I read, and I agree its all confusing.
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I received my order about a week or two ago. I got some bubble bath, the 6% DMAE, and the Encore lotion. I had also asked Candy about HA serum because I wanted to purchase it too. Instead, she sent a full-sized bottle for no charge!! I was really blown away by this! Thanks, Candy!!

Here's what I think so far:

Encore lotion: not greasy but does a really good job of moisturizing. A little goes a long way, and it soaks right in. Very nice!

DMAE: This is a much thinner texture than what I was using. This soaks in much better because it doesn't have that gel consistency that wants to sit on top of your skin. I feel like I can see a difference in my naso labial lines, but I'll have to report back on that because I haven't been using it long enough to say for certain. I also think it's adding firmness around the eye area. I don't have a lot of lines there, but I think that this DMAE is going to help keep me from getting them, and I also feel like I see an increased firmness over the brow and under the eye.

HA: I like this, and I'm mixing it with my emu oil morning and night. It's a thinner consistency too, and I really think that helps it to soak in.

Haven't tried the bubble bath because it's not for me.

Overall, I'm really liking Candy's products, and I will definitely re-purchase!
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:43 am      Reply with quote
I have payed twice as much for other serums that contain 5% DMAE , Matrixyl 3000, DMAE, Idebenone Hyaluronic Acid, plus other goodies and I never saw much of a difference, even after several months of use. I've been using Candy's 6% DMAE serum, and I'm loving it! Within the first week, I noticed the creases around my eyes lessening, and my naso-labial folds have nearly disappeared. There have been a few times I've done a double take in the mirror within 1/2 hour of application and seen great more taunt looking skin! I will surely buy more, and check out her other products as well.
Many Blessings & Thank You Candy!!
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:19 pm      Reply with quote
I just have to add my RAVE for Candy's bath products & soaps! I used her Exfoliating Body Butter & OMG I am in love! I got the buttercream fragrance, and this stuff looks, feels, & smells just like buttercream icing. It took every ounce of willpower I had to not to taste a bit! Anxious But I swear I gained 5 pounds just smelling it! Laughing
I also used her Lemon & Rosemary Bar Soap & am loving this as well. It's a clear glycerin soap, with little bits of herbs (maybe lemon balm?) & rosemary in it. It smells DIVINE! Both products do not leave your skin feeling stripped or tight, very soft & moisturized. I also order her soap-dipped rose peatls, but they are so pretty I just can't bring myself to use one. Embarassed So I am putting them in a little crystal bowl in the powder room, along with some dried white rose petals for contrast. (the soap ones are red & pink). Talk about total indulgance! Hand-dipped rose petals! Laughing
Anyway, great job Candy! I wish you all the best of luck with your company & will be sending anyone looking for bath products your way! Wink
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:42 pm      Reply with quote
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I just have to add my RAVE for Candy's bath products & soaps! I used her Exfoliating Body Butter & OMG I am in love! I got the buttercream fragrance, and this stuff looks, feels, & smells just like buttercream icing. It took every ounce of willpower I had to not to taste a bit! Anxious But I swear I gained 5 pounds just smelling it! ...

Great ... I did NOT need to know this! My poor wallet! I LOVE buttercream frosting! And I need a body exfoliator, so I'm just going to have to get myself some of this ... I need to remember that I've got people besides ME to buy gifts for this holiday season!!!
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... Anyway, great job Candy! I wish you all the best of luck with your company & will be sending anyone looking for bath products your way! Wink
-Darren

Darren, you are a true gem! That is such a nice thing to do. Very Happy
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:43 pm      Reply with quote
I am in trouble as Buttercream is my FAVORITE next to pink sugar and vanilla. I am going to have to try the buttercream!
Marina-I put on the DMAE and then my IS Clinical serums after, followed by hydracool and any lotion.

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Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:56 pm      Reply with quote
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I am in trouble as Buttercream is my FAVORITE next to pink sugar and vanilla. I am going to have to try the buttercream!
Marina-I put on the DMAE and then my IS Clinical serums after, followed by hydracool and any lotion.

AnnieR, ME TOO! Vanilla and Pink Sugar are two of my favs and I just LOOOOOOOVE Buttercream! It seems we both like "foody" scents. Very Happy
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:42 pm      Reply with quote
Darren,
def do not try her brown sugar scrub, I laughed at ur comment on eating it, I had the same problem with the brown sugar, I kept thinking I could eat that.... Laughing !! I have the soap u reviewed as well, but was waiting till I finished up my bar in tub, now ur making me want to skip and rip that box right open!!
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:55 pm      Reply with quote
Oh man, you all are making me crazy!

I've been frightfully busy lately and for once, my credit cards have stayed in my wallet! I sat back to read thru some posts and started hyperventilating over scally's Nuface review. I decided to CLOSE THAT and ended up here. Moannnnnn...

I absolutely adore buttercream fragrances in my bath products. I've been resisting cause I know that once I start, I'll order EVERYTHING and then some.

BAAAAAAD KATEE Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:02 pm      Reply with quote
katee wrote:
Oh man, you all are making me crazy!

I've been frightfully busy lately and for once, my credit cards have stayed in my wallet! I sat back to read thru some posts and started hyperventilating over scally's Nuface review. I decided to CLOSE THAT and ended up here. Moannnnnn...

I absolutely adore buttercream fragrances in my bath products. I've been resisting cause I know that once I start, I'll order EVERYTHING and then some.

BAAAAAAD KATEE Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed


For once were getting you Laughing , you normally drive us nuts Wink !!! Glad ur loads lightened up, my wallets missed ya..
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Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:10 pm      Reply with quote
Has anyone tried the Candessence Yummy Scrub? I love this product. The smell is incredible & leaves my skin feeling so moisturized & pampered. Definitely worth trying, I know you will love it. I'm trying to order somethings for Christmas gifts but I'm not getting a response from Candy. Anyone know if she's ok?
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:27 am      Reply with quote
she's ok! Just really busy and couped up at home making LOTS and LOTS of magic potion.. Laughing

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Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:20 am      Reply with quote
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Has anyone tried the Candessence Yummy Scrub? I love this product. The smell is incredible & leaves my skin feeling so moisturized & pampered. Definitely worth trying, I know you will love it. I'm trying to order somethings for Christmas gifts but I'm not getting a response from Candy. Anyone know if she's ok?


I always advise if you don't hear back, re email her, sometimes these things do get lost in the universe!!! She's pretty known for quick reply, so I'd keep resending, she might not be getting it.
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:06 pm      Reply with quote
I want to try her products, but the postage was just too high, they charge $30.USD for 3 Holiday Quad specias's shipping&handing, so i didn't hit the Proceed to Checkout button. Shock
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I want to try her products, but the postage was just too high, they charge $30.USD for 3 Holiday Quad specias's shipping&handing, so i didn't hit the Proceed to Checkout button. Shock


where do you live?
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:12 pm      Reply with quote
Boston, MA
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:24 pm      Reply with quote
I just went on her site and ordered the same thing in my basket, and my shipping was no where near what ur saying!!! You might want to email her, must be a glitch...I just assumed you were out of country.
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:25 pm      Reply with quote
power1080,
i'm in Boston too. i would email Candy to see if this is a mistake???? i just got a box of goodies from her including a lot of freebies. She is extremely reasonable with her pricing so this doesn't sound quite right.

you could also place a smaller order so that you can see if you like the products...even if you factor in the shipping, the Quad Special is <$90 for all 4 products which is a steal compared to many other brands.

my box of goodies included the Vitamin C+E+ferulic serum, and it is FANTASTIC. I have been using the Skinceuticals product but really disliking the smell and also the heaviness. It doesn't go on very smoothly, at least not on my skin. The aloe base of the Candessence product makes it very light. It spreads easily on my skin and absorbs a lot more quickly than the Skinceuticals. I will post a review once I've used it a few weeks, but for now I really LOVE the texture and the smell.

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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:37 pm      Reply with quote
I went on her sit tryed again. one order special was $10.USD, two was $20. three and over was $30.
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:38 pm      Reply with quote
ok I was trying it on other products and the shipping does not change, but when I tried it on the quad, it keeps adding shipping, this must be a glitch..I've emailed Candy to let her know, so I seriously doubt its a real charge, it appears to keep adding a new shipping on each add, instead of not adding one as it does on other products...
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I want to try her products, but the postage was just too high, they charge $30.USD for 3 Holiday Quad specias's shipping&handing, so i didn't hit the Proceed to Checkout button. Shock


HI Power, (cool name BTW) -

The PayPal cart & I are having 'issues'. Rolling Eyes

Rest assured you will NOT be charged $30.00 for shipping. If you want to go back & place the order I will instantly refund the difference. Or, if you prefer I can invoice you and avoid the cart altogether. Whichever you prefer.

To any others having similar issues, PLEASE - bring it to my attention, I will address it right away.

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Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:57 pm      Reply with quote
I'm glad the pricing didn't go up for Boston!!!! Wink

And, I am also guilty of nibbling a little bit off Candy's soaps. They smell soooooooooo yummy!
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:11 pm      Reply with quote
Agent OO-CAT wrote:
I'm glad the pricing didn't go up for Boston!!!! Wink

And, I am also guilty of nibbling a little bit off Candy's soaps. They smell soooooooooo yummy!


Candy sent me a soap that looked like a cupcake. My husband picked it up and started unwrapping it to satisfy his sweet tooth. Laughing "Hey!" he exclaimed. "That could be dangerous! Someone could actually try to eat that!"

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I have just ordered the 6% DMAE and after all the rave reviews I am really looking forward to trying it.
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Wow - I ordered on Saturday and got my package of goodies today! I tried two of her January special body butters, and they smell so good that I 'd love them even if they weren't moisturizing. But they are! I even get a little shimmer on my skin when I put some on. Thanks to all the raves on EDS I ordered HA and DMAE serums, though I have no clue where these are going to fit into my skincare routine yet. Still reading and learning. Will report back after I try. Candy also put in an extra sample - so much fun to open my box and smell all my luscious and healthy treats!
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