Shop with us!!! We sell the most advanced skin care anti-aging cosmetics on the market: cellex-c, phytomer, sothys, dermalogica, md formulations, decleor, valmont, kinerase, yonka, jane iredale, thalgo, yon-ka, ahava, bioelements, jan marini, peter thomas roth, murad, ddf, orlane, glominerals, StriVectin SD.
 
 back to skin care discussion board front page with forums indexEDS Skin Care Forums Search the ForumSearch Most popular all-time Forum TopicsHot! Library
 Guidelines  FAQ  Register
Free gifts for Forum MembersForum Gifts Free Gifts offers at Essential Day SpaFree Gifts Offers  Log in



Glycolic Acid on Neck ... Help Please
EDS Skin Care Forums Forum Index » Skin Care and Makeup Forum
Reply to topic
Author Message
Winnie
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 3539
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:06 pm      Reply with quote
I just received Dr. Denese's Firming Facial Pads with Glycolic Acid, CoQ10, Vit. C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Amino Acid Peptides, Vit E and A. I needed a light peel for my face and have wanted to try Dr. Denese's for a long time. The directions say: Do not use on neck. I am trying to figure out if this would be bad for my neck or is it to get the customer to buy the separate neck pads. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Because of the unusual cold we have had my face is in desperate need of a good exfoliation so my moisturizer will penetrate. I don't want to use it on my neck and chest area if it would be harmful.
skincarefreak
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 1313
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:22 pm      Reply with quote
What is the % of the glycolic?
avalange
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 12 Apr 2006
Posts: 1789
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:25 pm      Reply with quote
Dear Winnie,

I would take that caution VERY seriously. The skin on your neck is about 3x more sensitive that the skin on your face, not to mention many times more thin.

I had an ipl test spot done on my neck before I had the ipl done. I bruised heavily on my neck, and had absolutely no indications of the actual ipl on my face; they used the same setting. Please heed the directions or dilute the peel!

--avalange

_________________
http://newnaturalbeauty.tumblr.com/ 37, light-toned olive skin, broken caps, normal skin. My staples: Osea cleansing milk, Algae Oil, Advanced Protection Cream, Eyes & Lips, Tata Harper, Julie Hewett makeup, Amazing Cosmetics Powder, & By Terry Light Expert, Burnout, and daily inversion therapy and green smoothies!
Lifeplyr01
Preferred Member
15% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 680
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:28 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Winnie,

I would see no reason why you couldn't use these on your neck, especially if you have used and AHA before. Yes the neck area is more sensitive than the face area but at most the neck firming pads probably aren't more than 12% and this is probably a mix of AHA's (yes I'm just guessing) Cool

I say it's more of a marketing ploy--like you mentioned, to get you to buy the Neck Firming Pads. Why not try doing a test spot and see what happens. Also there is a huge devoted group of Dr. Denese followers on Delphi Forum. Maybe take a peek over there as well.

Please post a review if you can as I have been wanting to try these for ages. Very Happy

HTH
Lisa

_________________
Early 40's, normal/dry, Oily T zone (summer) fine lines, hyperpigmentation
Winnie
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 3539
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:29 pm      Reply with quote
skincarefreak wrote:
What is the % of the glycolic?


10%
skincarefreak
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 1313
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:32 pm      Reply with quote
Can you use a pad on your face and then use the same one on your neck? It might lessen the strength of the acid ...If you're concerned about the strength of the formula on the face vs. the neck you can always compare ingredients.

10% doesn't seem like much.
hendricks
Senior Member
10% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 205
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:45 pm      Reply with quote
i agree 10% is very mild ... i'd take a shot at it.
Winnie
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 3539
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:54 pm      Reply with quote
The ingredients seem to be the same in both products. The only reason I know the Facial Pads have 10% Glycolic is she mentioned it on TV. The neck pads probably have a lower percentage of Glycolic Acid. Perhaps if I do my face first and find a way to dilute the pad strength before putting on my neck. hmm I hate to buy seperate pads for my neck $$$$$$.

Do you exfoliate your neck? Perhaps I should just leave my neck be.

I will let you know how I do with this product. I have heard great things about her line.
avalange
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 12 Apr 2006
Posts: 1789
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:34 pm      Reply with quote
Winnie wrote:
The ingredients seem to be the same in both products. The only reason I know the Facial Pads have 10% Glycolic is she mentioned it on TV. The neck pads probably have a lower percentage of Glycolic Acid. Perhaps if I do my face first and find a way to dilute the pad strength before putting on my neck. hmm I hate to buy seperate pads for my neck $$$$$$.

Do you exfoliate your neck? Perhaps I should just leave my neck be.

I will let you know how I do with this product. I have heard great things about her line.


winnie, i did a search because i was interested (and worried about you Smile ) and the neck pads are 6%.

--avalange

_________________
http://newnaturalbeauty.tumblr.com/ 37, light-toned olive skin, broken caps, normal skin. My staples: Osea cleansing milk, Algae Oil, Advanced Protection Cream, Eyes & Lips, Tata Harper, Julie Hewett makeup, Amazing Cosmetics Powder, & By Terry Light Expert, Burnout, and daily inversion therapy and green smoothies!
Winnie
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 3539
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:37 pm      Reply with quote
Quote:
winnie, i did a search because i was interested (and worried about you ) and the neck pads are 6%.

--avalange


avalange,

That was so nice of you. Many thanks
kalegr
Senior Member
10% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 19 May 2006
Posts: 207
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:43 pm      Reply with quote
Whenever I use AHAs on my face, I use them on my neck as well and I've used 6% to 40% solutions, I've never had a problem with sensitivity or adverse reactions.
vava_gurl
Senior Member
10% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Posts: 188
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:57 pm      Reply with quote
I too use 10% to 20% on my face as well as my neck and have had no sdverse reactions. In fact my neck is all the better for it. Smile
Debster1000
Preferred Member
15% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 24 Feb 2006
Posts: 309
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
I have used these Dr. Denese facial pads on both my face and neck for about a year.
No problem.

_________________
58yrs old, Vit C Serum, Love Cellbone products
ineedavacation
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 9
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:15 pm      Reply with quote
Count me in as another one who uses face products on the neck.

Deb
skincarefreak
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 1313
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:08 pm      Reply with quote
I've used acids on my neck as well.
Winnie
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 3539
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:25 am      Reply with quote
Thanks so much for your replies. Last night I took a chance and used the glycolic pad on my neck. I did my whole face, tops of my hands and then spritzed the pad with my toner and did my neck. No stinging and my neck was fine this morning. BTW: My face loved this stuff. Will report back after a few weeks of use.

Thank you again. Smile
sharky
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 01 Apr 2005
Posts: 1408
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:17 am      Reply with quote
I do use higher glycolic% on my neck. I've found it to really improve the skin texture.

I always do a patch test under my chin before I use any new product.
The skin under your chin is very sensitive and doesn't show much so it is a good test.
System
Automatic Message
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:03 am
If this is your first visit to the EDS Forums please take the time to register. Registration is required for you to post on the forums. Registration will also give you the ability to track messages of interest, send private messages to other users, participate in Gift Certificates draws and enjoy automatic discounts for shopping at our online store. Registration is free and takes just a few seconds to complete.

Click Here to join our community.

If you are already a registered member on the forums, please login to gain full access to the site.

Reply to topic



Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000 Intensive Hydrating Serum (30 ml / 1 floz) Osea Ocean Lotion (180 ml / 6 floz) Payot Supreme Jeunesse Nuit (Night) (50 ml / 1.6 floz)