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Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:31 am      Reply with quote
hello - this is my first post. i found this forum via makemeheal (another really useful place with some very knowledgeable people contributing). i developed the dreaded melasma on the upper lip just as i approached 40 and it nearly drove me insane. after 5 years, lots of money spent, research and trial and error, i have found a routine that works. even though tri-luma really worked for me, i wanted to find another method because i've been scared off using hydroquinone exclusively. nothing else was very effective until i read about some products on makemeheal.

the products that have helped (and don't contain hydroquinone) are made in the philippines by stalder - and are sold on ebay at really good prices. the seller's name is filipinagoddess and she is extremely professional.

so here's the routine that's keeping me brown-spot and wrinkle-free at 45:-


wash with black (licorice-based)soap available from filipinagoddess - leave on for a few mins whilst brushing teeth, etc.

teamine for eyes (it's the only thing i've ever used that helps the dark circles + puffyness)

total sunblock mixed with light moisturiser.

avoid the sun for the rest of the day!

p.m. (this is when i take action)

remove all traces of make-up

bleaching lotion from filipinagoddess on any areas of concern (ingredients include kojic acid, licorice, lactic acid, retinol, vit c) - she also does a bleaching cream that contains hydroquinone and i do still use this if see any trace of dark patches.

retin-a for other areas of face

teamine (again) for eyes. (i'm also a big fan of soaking rosewater onto cottonpads and leaving them on my eyes for 20 mins twice a week if i can, and those new olay eye derma-pods are quite good too)

for areas of my face i deem need extra nourishing/moisturising, i have found that sisleya's global anti-age cream has made a difference for me. expensive but a little goes a long way and it lasts a long time. olay's regenerist works well too.

i don't go in the sun, don't drink, don't smoke, eat well, have good genes and treat myself to a facial massage once a month so that all helps hugely - but i'm also a self-confessed beauty product junkie who has had to tackle the ordeal of melasma, and these are the things that have really worked for me. hope my finds might be of help to someone else!
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