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Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:22 pm      Reply with quote
i have just made a purchase for exposed skincare treatment kit and have asked their advisers if it would be ok for me to use thier stuff and some other brands products. they said they wouldnt recommend it. but thats cos they want to to only use their products. surely everyone uses all kinds of different brands. have u ever had any bad reactions to a combi of products. ive also bought the ice elements 2 minute miracle and acne serum, to use in conjuction with exposed, do u think its ok? thanks!
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:28 pm      Reply with quote
I'm not familiar with the brand exposed,but I don't see why you couldn't use both. I don't know a lot of people that DON'T mix and match. I don't know if I have ever just used ONE line. It could be that they don't want you to use anything other than theirs, or it could be that they believe that their product work better if used *together*. Hard to tell. Just my two sense worth.
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:34 pm      Reply with quote
I'll have to check out that brand. I have never heard of it before. In regards to mixing skincare products I have been doing that since the beginning of time. I haven't had a toxic reaction yet.

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Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:50 pm      Reply with quote
I always mix and match, it's all part of the fun, trying new products.
I think brand retailers prefer you to use all theirs so that you will buy more and keep returning.

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Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:35 pm      Reply with quote
I always mix skincare product.But i think some botanical product such as SISLEY should be used alone that can be more effective.

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Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:14 pm      Reply with quote
I sometimes think it would be nice to use everything from one line. It would just look so nice on your bathroom counter. Smile BUT, there are so many great products out there it would be a shame to limit yourself to only one product line. I'm using mostly Ice Elements now myself, but there are still some other products I use with it that also work really well for me (and I'm sure over time I'll add more or switch some other stuff off).
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:53 pm      Reply with quote
I can't just stick to one skincare line, and in fact, I think it's not necessary. Some brands do good on eye care products while their cleansing products maybe the top in the market. So I prefer mix and match.
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:49 pm      Reply with quote
Moonstarr wrote:
I sometimes think it would be nice to use everything from one line. It would just look so nice on your bathroom counter. Smile


I think the same way! I would love to have everything on my counter be from one line -- it would look so nice! Smile

But there are way too many great products that I've used and even more that I haven't tried yet. Wink I've alway had one line that was my staple and then supplemented it with select products from other lines.
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Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:09 pm      Reply with quote
I love to try new and different products too. That's why I always stick onto EDS web page to discover new stuff.
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Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:40 am      Reply with quote
There are so many skincare brands out there and personally, I think it would be such a shame to stick to just one. I'd miss out on the goodies from other brands!! I've always mixed products from all sorts of brands. However, I think it's best to check the ingredients in each product you wanna use as certain things aren't supposed to be used together, for example Retinol and AHA.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:58 am      Reply with quote
In some cases where actives are involved, I think the manufacturer would prefer you to use only their brand because in some instances the ph of one product is correctly adjusted or negated by the use of a following product of the same brand.

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Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:17 am      Reply with quote
I wouldn't stick to one brands either. Skin care products are not like medications. What's the worst "side effects" you can get from using toners, lotions and serums from different brands? Smile
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I have a very wide variety of skincare products.
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:34 am      Reply with quote
I used many brands together,Valmont,swiss perfection,natura bisse,cellcosmet,etc.
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:13 pm      Reply with quote
I mix and match brands as well. I tend to use what works. I'm not that concerned about staying with one brand.
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:33 am      Reply with quote
I always mix skincare products, nothing bad happened.

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:44 am      Reply with quote
I mix and match all the time, especially when EDS comes out with a new range! After all, every girl needs 27 different makes of cleanser! Wink
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:03 am      Reply with quote
I always mix-n-match. I believe there are only few star products in each brand and the rest are just products of marketing.

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:20 am      Reply with quote
I recently had this discussion with a friend of mine who had been given the "hard-sell" at the Clinique counter, and had been told that if she didn't use the make up remover, then the 3 step, then a moisturiser, then a skin hydrating product, that she wouldn't have the desired result! That's a 6 step routine!

Anyway, I have a copy of the 21st Century Beauty Bible, which is a great book on all aspects of skincare and beauty and is compiled by two independent beauty editors. This is the excerpt that I read my friend - see what you guys think.

"CAN YOU MIX AND MATCH YOUR SKINCARE?

Absolutely. Don't believe for a minute a salesperson who insists that for maximum benefits you should slavishly use an entire range. In most cases, products do not have "synergistic" benefits which would enhance their individual actions when they are used together. Feel free to mix and match brands, but beware of "overloading" skin with anti-ageing products. Never use both an AHA and a vitamin A based product at the same time; less is very definitely more here. If in doubt, ask at a skincare counter. But be aware that it is basically their job to try and encourage you to buy the most complicated regime, rather than point you in the direction of the simplest."

HTH, fidget x
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:47 pm      Reply with quote
thanks for replying everyone!!! thing is, i do use loadsa different brands, but cos Exposed has lots of ingredients so am unsure. but thanks, especially fidget-jones!
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:25 pm      Reply with quote
I mix and match brands, but certain things (like benzoyl peroxide and retinoids) I make sure I space the application apart.
In a general sense it is perfectly fine to mix and match.
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:34 pm      Reply with quote
fidget-jones wrote:


"CAN YOU MIX AND MATCH YOUR SKINCARE?

Absolutely. Don't believe for a minute a salesperson who insists that for maximum benefits you should slavishly use an entire range. In most cases, products do not have "synergistic" benefits which would enhance their individual actions when they are used together. Feel free to mix and match brands, but beware of "overloading" skin with anti-ageing products. Never use both an AHA and a vitamin A based product at the same time; less is very definitely more here. If in doubt, ask at a skincare counter. But be aware that it is basically their job to try and encourage you to buy the most complicated regime, rather than point you in the direction of the simplest."

HTH, fidget x


I didn't know i can't combine Vit-A products with AHA. I thought AHA enhance the penetration of Vit-A products. I thought I read it somewhere... Confused

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Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:26 am      Reply with quote
I use to work in cosmetics counter at Sears and The Bay. And they really put in hour brains that its not good to mix and match and thats what we told hour costumers. Now that I change carreer path and try different cosmetics brands I totally mix and match and my skin is just better!

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Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:16 am      Reply with quote
for one brand, he always says mix is not good, for if we mix, he can't sell more to us, so better not.

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Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:15 am      Reply with quote
I mix and match also.

I would be bored to death just sticking to
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