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Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:26 am      Reply with quote
Have been reading about the benefits of combining AHA/BHA but which line is the best? do I need it in a cleanser, gel/serum, and moisturiser or would just one be enough?
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:44 am      Reply with quote
I think AHA gel or serum is enough for your skin but the effective percentage is around 8-15%
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:37 am      Reply with quote
Hey, im really confused now, thought Jan Marini bioglycolic and bioclear products just used AHA, but ive been reading other threads and have seen some saying that it has BHA as well, ive looked at the ingredients but cant see BHA in it?!
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:02 am      Reply with quote
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Hey, im really confused now, thought Jan Marini bioglycolic and bioclear products just used AHA, but ive been reading other threads and have seen some saying that it has BHA as well, ive looked at the ingredients but cant see BHA in it?!


bioglycolic only has glycolic acid. bioclear does have BHA, otherwise known as salicylic acid. I highly recommend the bioclear.

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:32 am      Reply with quote
I order my BHA/AHA from I Feel Pretty. There are some interesting threads about this on EDS that are worth reading. I have graduated up to the 5%/10% BHA/AHA from IFP, and my pores are clear, no break-outs, and my skin is smoother and acne scars have faded.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:09 am      Reply with quote
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I order my BHA/AHA from I Feel Pretty. There are some interesting threads about this on EDS that are worth reading. I have graduated up to the 5%/10% BHA/AHA from IFP, and my pores are clear, no break-outs, and my skin is smoother and acne scars have faded.


I'm still at 2%/4% of IFP BHA/AHA. I think it's strong enough for me. I don't use it very often as I am afraid it would cause too much dryness.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:40 am      Reply with quote
Would love to try IFP, seems really good, but they dont ship the higher concentrations outside America and Im in Scotland, Jan Marini's bioclear lotions (which I can get from a different site overhere) seems to be the only other product with both that seems to get good reviews, and I really liked the look to the antioxidant daily protectant but ive read on this that its acctually pretty useless?!
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:48 pm      Reply with quote
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divalovesmusic wrote:
I order my BHA/AHA from I Feel Pretty. There are some interesting threads about this on EDS that are worth reading. I have graduated up to the 5%/10% BHA/AHA from IFP, and my pores are clear, no break-outs, and my skin is smoother and acne scars have faded.


I'm still at 2%/4% of IFP BHA/AHA. I think it's strong enough for me. I don't use it very often as I am afraid it would cause too much dryness.


My skin is pretty tough. I also use it every other night. The other nights I just use the BHA at 5%. Have not had dry skin, but I am on the oily side.
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:14 am      Reply with quote
What kind of moisturiser should you use afterwards? would one with salicylic acid in it be too harsh?
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:33 am      Reply with quote
Ditto on the IFP bha/aha combo - simply one of the best products for clearing pores I've ever tried.

A moisturizer w/ salicylic acid in it would be too drying IMO.

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Is there ANY way of getting the IFP aha/bha higher concentrations into the uk????!!!!!
Im 22 now and have been struggling with my skin since I was 14 and am throughly sick of it!!!
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:48 am      Reply with quote
Hello
I hear some raves about I Feel Pretty products on here, especially about the AHA/BHA combo. (?) What is the exact name of the product that is the combo? I see that I need to order through the I Feel Pretty site, unsure if they offer this one in a sample, but they do not do any kind of returns if the label is broken. My only problem with that is I try all sorts of things, but I am not willing to waste money on products that wreak havoc on my skin and deal with a company that does not do returns. Most companies that back their product, offer refunds. If someone can give me the exact name, that would be fab! I can then see if they do a sample.

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:28 am      Reply with quote
bergquis wrote:
Hello
I hear some raves about I Feel Pretty products on here, especially about the AHA/BHA combo. (?) What is the exact name of the product that is the combo? I see that I need to order through the I Feel Pretty site, unsure if they offer this one in a sample, but they do not do any kind of returns if the label is broken. My only problem with that is I try all sorts of things, but I am not willing to waste money on products that wreak havoc on my skin and deal with a company that does not do returns. Most companies that back their product, offer refunds. If someone can give me the exact name, that would be fab! I can then see if they do a sample.


Yes, I tried out the sample first, and I actually haven't graduated to a full size since I don't use it very often. I don't really have oily skin and I don't break out often. She sells samples in 1 oz and 2 oz sizes. I'll pm you the link to the sample page.
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scotslass she shipped some BHA to me in Australia once. She said she couldnt send one with alcohol in it so sent me one with some other ingrediant in it to replace the alcohol. It was only 2% though.

Maybe email her and ask if she can send you some without the alcohol?

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Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:41 am      Reply with quote
I highly recommend the JM Bioclear lotion or cream, which has both AHA and BHA. I used the IFP BHA and then the AHA+BHA but didn't ike it. My skin felt dry and irritated even when I cut back on the products and/or used them sparingly. I can however use JM 2X a day. HTH.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:37 am      Reply with quote
Think I will try the JM, IFP definitely cant ship to the UK, so its good to know JM isnt neccesarily second best thanks!
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:17 pm      Reply with quote
Definitely the Paula's Choice products are formulated well.
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:13 pm      Reply with quote
If one knows what AHA one is after, I'm pretty sure IFP --> lactic, and JM Bioclear --> glycolic.



One thing I am not clear on is why, if one uses oils on one's face, BHA is not enough. Maybe someone here knows.
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:02 pm      Reply with quote
melanie haber wrote:
If one knows what AHA one is after, I'm pretty sure IFP --> lactic, and JM Bioclear --> glycolic.



One thing I am not clear on is why, if one uses oils on one's face, BHA is not enough. Maybe someone here knows.


Actually, IFP is glycolic too.

I don't understand your question about BHA being not enough. Not enough for what?
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:14 pm      Reply with quote
I could have worded my comment much better!

Because BHA is fat soluble, should it not be considered enough exfoliation when mixed with oils? If not why not? What do the various acids, like glycolic or lactic or retinoic or mendelic bring to the table that others don't?

Why di products get better vresults (presumably) from combining acids?
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:19 pm      Reply with quote
persephone wrote:
melanie haber wrote:
If one knows what AHA one is after, I'm pretty sure IFP --> lactic, and JM Bioclear --> glycolic.



One thing I am not clear on is why, if one uses oils on one's face, BHA is not enough. Maybe someone here knows.


Actually, IFP is glycolic too.

I don't understand your question about BHA being not enough. Not enough for what?


IFP is lactic, I believe. What do you mean it's glycolic?
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Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:23 pm      Reply with quote
Now, I use AHA 12% everyday for the night time. I think it's quite well my skin is smoother and clearier and I think I will use it without any changed.
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Now, I use AHA 12% everyday for the night time. I think it's quite well my skin is smoother and clearier and I think I will use it without any changed.


likewise guntz, Wink
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persephone wrote:
melanie haber wrote:
If one knows what AHA one is after, I'm pretty sure IFP --> lactic, and JM Bioclear --> glycolic.



One thing I am not clear on is why, if one uses oils on one's face, BHA is not enough. Maybe someone here knows.


Actually, IFP is glycolic too.

I don't understand your question about BHA being not enough. Not enough for what?


IFP is lactic, I believe. What do you mean it's glycolic?


I meant I think it is glycolic. Definitely could be wrong though.
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persephone wrote:
BluesHeart wrote:
persephone wrote:
melanie haber wrote:
If one knows what AHA one is after, I'm pretty sure IFP --> lactic, and JM Bioclear --> glycolic.



One thing I am not clear on is why, if one uses oils on one's face, BHA is not enough. Maybe someone here knows.


Actually, IFP is glycolic too.

I don't understand your question about BHA being not enough. Not enough for what?


IFP is lactic, I believe. What do you mean it's glycolic?


I meant I think it is glycolic. Definitely could be wrong though.


D'oh! I just looked. I was wrong, it's lactic.
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