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Monica34
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:42 pm      Reply with quote
What do you think of using DMAE and what kind of results are you getting?

What strength do you use, how often and where?

I started using a 5% serum a week ago on my face, neck, decollete and boobs. However, it turned out to be too irritating for me on my face and my decollete. It made my skin reddish and and itch. I switched to 3% which is much better. I am using it as an anti-aging active basically for prevention to keep skin firm. Im mostly interested in keeping my boobs and eyes firm.

I suppose some irritation is normal at first as I read earlier form some replies from a previous post.

What is your opinion about DMAE??

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:59 pm      Reply with quote
I've recently purchased PSF DMAE gel (3%), but I haven't used it that much. Every time I did, my skin was so dry that it took days to get it back to being hydrated. I don't know if this is a normal transition to DMAE, or just me. I will continue with it for a while longer, although I don't know if it is for me. Or maybe a smaller percentage would be better...

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:51 pm      Reply with quote
I am using the 4% dmae serum from skinactives, and it's not drying for me. I am thinking to make my own dmae since it will be much cheaper. I'll try to imitate their ingredients.
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:40 pm      Reply with quote
I used PSF DMAE serum and my skin didn't like it at all - it caused a rash.
I normally love PSF products but DMAE isn't for me.
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:24 am      Reply with quote
I use PSF's DMAE gel, at first I was so impressed with the results I started using it twice a day, that lasted about 2-3 days, my skin became quite dry ie lacked hydration, I reverted back to once a day but I had to juggle the order of the products I use to combat the drying effect, this seems to work for me -

PM

Cleanse [A'kin] Rose & Geranium Pure Creamy Cleanser (love this product)
Tone with PSF Firming Facial Toner
Apply PSF DMAE and wait 10 mins
Apply Avene Diacneal and wait 30 mins
Apply CP serum try to wait at least 10 mins
Finally apply PSF BerryBeneficial and over that Emu Oil

If not much time, I sometimes skip the Diacneal only because of the wait time - I really like this product as well.

Since changing the order of the products I don't have the same dryness issues that I initially experienced from DMAE.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:36 am      Reply with quote
I have been using my own DIY Pom-Aloe 4% DMAE serum every morning for the past 5 months over my forehead, upper eyelids, under eyes,cheeks, jowls, neck and decolletage.

It has certainly firmed and tightened all those areas; my upper eyelids were beginning to get hooded before I started, but not anymore.

BTW, Pom-Aloe is my own aloe vera juice (from a balcony pot plant) mixed with powdered pomegranate extract for nutrition. I use DMAE bitartrate, and yes, it can be acidic and drying, so I counter that by adding D-Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid to the serum for moisture. After the serum has dried on my skin, I then layer over with a moisturising cream.

Oh, and in relation to the eye area, I apply an under eye cream before dabbing my DMAE serum over it.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:01 am      Reply with quote
Hi there Very Happy
I've been using PSF's DMAE toner and 3% DMAE gel formulation for about 3 weeks now...The results for me were immediate in terms of the short-term tightening effect (It will be a while before I report on any long-term effects!). I DO understand the comments regarding the dry feeling but for me this is alleviated once I apply my moisturizer. I really love these two products (so far!) and would encourage anyone with slackening or mature skin to give this stuff a try! The products are very reasonably priced (and you can get them here at EDS) and, for me, they are inspiring fantastic results!
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:58 am      Reply with quote
I've been using I Feel Pretty DMAE in 3%. I do not have any irritation with Kim's products. I have been using it for only 2 weeks, but I do not know if that is long enough to get an idea. I have noticed that my superficial forehead lines are less noticeable. I am also using Kim's Matrixyl.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:02 am      Reply with quote
I use Candessence 6% DMAE on my face, throat and decollete and my own 4% on the rest of my body. A lot of folks can be sensitive to DMAE, especially if you've not used it before. Starting low at 3% and building up is an excellent way to go.

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Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:19 am      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
I am using the 4% dmae serum from skinactives, and it's not drying for me. I am thinking to make my own dmae since it will be much cheaper. I'll try to imitate their ingredients.


How are you getting on with this bkkgirl? I just received mine in the post today.
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:27 am      Reply with quote
I just read in a previous thread that it isnt such a great serum, that it balls up.. Wink


If that is the case, maybe it's possible to add it to some skb and use it on the body..
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:46 am      Reply with quote
I use a DMAE serum from Candessence and haven't had a problem with dryness since I apply other products (including moisturizer) over it. I have certainly noticed firming around my jawline and upper eyelids in the short term and I understand that the results are cumulative with long-term use.
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:55 am      Reply with quote
dokusan wrote:
I use a DMAE serum from Candessence and haven't had a problem with dryness since I apply other products (including moisturizer) over it. I have certainly noticed firming around my jawline and upper eyelids in the short term and I understand that the results are cumulative with long-term use.


Dokusan - What percentage of Candy's DMAE are you using?

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Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:17 am      Reply with quote
Pudoodles wrote:
Hi there Very Happy
I've been using PSF's DMAE toner and 3% DMAE gel formulation for about 3 weeks now...The results for me were immediate in terms of the short-term tightening effect (It will be a while before I report on any long-term effects!). I DO understand the comments regarding the dry feeling but for me this is alleviated once I apply my moisturizer. I really love these two products (so far!) and would encourage anyone with slackening or mature skin to give this stuff a try! The products are very reasonably priced (and you can get them here at EDS) and, for me, they are inspiring fantastic results!
Very Happy Pudoodles


I have a sample of PSF's DMAE toner with neroli and I love how it feels on my skin. Even thugh I don't have slackening or mature skin yet, I think I will purchase a full size in the future.

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Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:21 am      Reply with quote
I'm using a homemade DMAE serum and I'd say it's at about 5%, I haven't used it long enough to see anything, but I *think* I feel tightening almost immediately.

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Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:49 am      Reply with quote
catski wrote:
bkkgirl wrote:
I am using the 4% dmae serum from skinactives, and it's not drying for me. I am thinking to make my own dmae since it will be much cheaper. I'll try to imitate their ingredients.


How are you getting on with this bkkgirl? I just received mine in the post today.


If I'm careful not to use too much and allow enough drying time, it will be fine. Otherwise, I do get the balling up effect. However I think that's the same for all the other ones, too.
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:50 am      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
catski wrote:
bkkgirl wrote:
I am using the 4% dmae serum from skinactives, and it's not drying for me. I am thinking to make my own dmae since it will be much cheaper. I'll try to imitate their ingredients.


How are you getting on with this bkkgirl? I just received mine in the post today.


If I'm careful not to use too much and allow enough drying time, it will be fine. Otherwise, I do get the balling up effect. However I think that's the same for all the other ones, too.


good to know, thankyou for that.
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:29 pm      Reply with quote
I made my own and it doesnt ball up either. I used just DMAE bitartrate powder, dest. H2O and propylene glycol.
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:31 am      Reply with quote
Loving DMAE! PSF 3% gel on the whole face, once a day, before day & eye creams. I've been using it for about 3 weeks, thanks to forum recommendations, and am lying to myself that I am actually 5 years younger. I've just received another 2 bottles from my last EDS order. I love this stuff.

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:15 am      Reply with quote
Hi ScotsLass. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I am using the 4% DMAE from Candessence and was planning to go up to the 6% on my next purchase. But I am a lot older than you [58] and probably need a lot more firming especially around the jawline.
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:41 am      Reply with quote
Hi donkusan - thanks for the reply! I have a few more questions for you! How long have you been using Candy's 4% DMAE, and is this the first time you've ever used any kind of DMAE serum? I have decided to do as you have and start with Candy's 4% because I am not certain how my skin will tolerate it (it can be sensitive when I least expect it!). Though my overall skin tone is fairly good, I am detecting some noticible change's around my jawline and have some serious problems with upper eyelid 'hoodies' (part of this is age-related, but more of the problem is a result of genetic's). I am currently saving my loonies (aka dollars in Canada Wink ) for a brow lift with upper eyelid surgery, but would like to do something in the interim to help reduce some of the sagging. I am hoping that a DMAE serum will do the trick, but have read a lot of conflicting reviews regarding skin tolerance issues; the serum balling up; and texture or smell concerns. It seems a bit tricky to find the "right one". I also have skin that dehydrates a lot in the winter, so should I use a HA serum on top of the DMAE to counter any dryness that may occur with Candy's serum, or is her DMAE serum hydrating enough on it's own?

Thanks for your help!

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:53 am      Reply with quote
I just received my PSF 3% dmae gel and so far I love it. I am 43 and need to address definate loose skin issues Sad.

Previously (for the past 4 months after I had my son) I've been using my own DMAE serum made from BAC's DMAE bitartrate, distilled water, propolyne glycol and a minute drop of calendula oil. Truthfully I haven't noticed a thing, but wish I had. I experimented with strengths, and kept increasing the amount of DMAE-but just got irrritated instead of seeing any tightening results.

I am hoping the DMAE amine formula will present better results for me. I'll keep you posted.

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:23 pm      Reply with quote
I'm using the PSF DMAE and my skin is responding well!

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Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:58 pm      Reply with quote
Hi, I have very dry skin and I started using the psf 3% DMAE about a month ago along with their HA serum. I love both products! absolutely outstanding. I choose psf because of the Amine form and the Johnson study. The only negative is that I can not tell when I am going to run out of the DMAE since it is not in a clear container. I absolutely can not go with out these products. My skin glows and the makeup goes on super smooth! Thanks to everyone on this forum and PSF! Now if I could just get rid of the peskey 11 line in between my eybrows. Any suggestions! No Botox please!
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Dear All, I have a serious problem with the DMAE's odor. So far I have only used GOW and I can't stand that fishy smell. It really never goes away, though it lessens as the hours go by. Has anyone found one that doesn't smell? I really would like to find one that I can tolerate. Any help is appreciated.
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