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what's a girl to do....pick an acid for me please!
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:37 pm      Reply with quote
Well just when i thought I was gaining knowledge, I stumbled upon a whole whack of things I knew hardly anything about. I just spent hours on and I'm mentally exhausted! They certainly know their stuff over there, but please help me choose what is best for me as I was overwhelmed !

Here's the deal:
*I'm 32, fair
*I want to keep my routine simple, but I wouldn't mind adding either a topical acid, a copper peptide, vit C serum, Retinol..., etc. I'm limiting myself to one more product only!
*main issues are: mild hyperpigmentation, mild breakout once a month (hormonal), fine lines (i'm only 32 but it's "game on" in the wrinkle dept), and generally good exfoliation to help with blackheads. Pore reduction isn't really an issue, but a little help in that area would be good.

Here's my routine:

ACV toner
Isomers Carnosine Complex (high anti-oxidant against free rads and glycation--stronger than Idebenone)
Olay Total Effects Eye (good value for $)
Juice Beauty SPF30

ACV toner
Olay Total Effects Eye
Remergent DNA Repair
1x per week Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel

The choice of acids goes on and on:
Glycolic, Fruit, Lactic, Mandelic, Malic, Pyruvic, Salicylic. And of course, there's the whole: "what percentage and how long do i leave it on" part.
Then i was reading a whole bunch of stuff on Copper Peptides and vit C. Once i choose a product, I've got to source out the best place to buy it. It's too much for one woman to handle!

I was leaning toward an acid, in particular the 10% mandelic from Garden of Wisdom (alcohol free and detergent free), but then i read threads about the benefits of lactic acid, and then i read about Exfol cream, and DianeYvonne's Green Cream Level 3 Retinol, and hey, throw in some info on Copper Peptides, and everyone's adverse reactions to this and that.......and..............what's a girl to do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

SKIN: 33,fair.My work env't is skin hell! (flight attend. = dryness&eye circles!) AM: Lavantine Cleansing Oil, squalane, ISOMERS carnosine complex (250x more pow'ful than Idebenone), eye cream varies, JuiceBeauty Antiox Serum, Anthelios SS. PM: Lavantine, squalane, Remergent DNA Repair. Want: Silk Dust
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:38 am      Reply with quote
Hi Steffers! This is just my humble opinion.
I'm 32 and if I had only one thing to add it would be retin-a. It helps with exfoliation, collagen production, hormonal ance, and wrinkles. I believe, from what I've read, that this is the best wrinkle prevention around. It has also helped shrink my pores. I would not be without it. Smile

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Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:00 am      Reply with quote
I would throw in Asprin mask weekly which contains BHA (can really help with acne). I would also go for a vit-C serum like IS Clinical Super Serum or Candessence Triple C to help even out hyperpigmentation and stimulate collagen production. Cool

Simple but No Simplier...Approaching late 20s, Normal/Combination Skin, Rarely Breakout now but have some old acne marks, sunspots, & broken caps
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