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Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:28 am      Reply with quote
I'm looking to buy a moisturiser with Vit A / retinol. Firstly I'm not really sure of the difference - is there one? Any suggestions? I'm 36 with normal/combination skin. Rolling Eyes
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:10 am      Reply with quote
I used Philosophy - Booster Shot capsule, I think it's not too bad but it is expensive.

Well, I am looking for the cheaper one as well Rolling Eyes
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:11 am      Reply with quote
I have since been reading about retin A. Can this be bought in the UK? Don't think out doctors here would prescribe! Any site in US where it can be ordered from? All very exciting!!!
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:18 am      Reply with quote
You might check out some of the products at Skinbiology.com. They have a retinol in squalene moiturizer and several different protect and restore creams, one that contains retinol and lavender. They seem reasonably priced. I used the protect and restore cream for awhile but now use retin A and CPs separately.
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:15 am      Reply with quote
Pips, I buy Retin A 0.5 from MedsMex.com. The postage to the UK is free.
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:40 pm      Reply with quote
As you have combination skin you might wish to consider the following products. All are available on our website Smile

* DS Laboratories Viterol A Cream for General Face Area

* Skin Tx Retinol SR Facial Treatment

* SkinMedica Retinol Complex

* Bioelements Sleepwear

* PSF Retinol Nite Repair

* Jan Marini Factor-A Cream

* MD Formulations Vit-A-Plus Night Recovery Complex

* pH Advantage Boosters Effective Vitamin A

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:58 am      Reply with quote
Hmmm - like the sound of one with squalene! Is 0.5% the best strength? I read that 1% was better?
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:58 am      Reply with quote
If you've never used retinol before, I would
suggest that you start with .05% and then as your skin gets used to that strength, move up to 1%.

I would also suggest Avene products. They contain Retinaldehyde CT which I believe is stronger than retinol, but not as strong as Retin A.
Avene retinal - .5% and 1%
Avene Ystheal cream - .5%
Avene Diacneal cream - 1% + 6% glycolic acid
I use Diacneal cream nightly before applying my CPs, and I really like the combo. No breakouts, pores less visable, slowly fading my old acne scars and sun damage.
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:23 pm      Reply with quote
Do I need to mix the Retin A 0.5% with anything or just apply it? I had trouble accessing the medmex site - and also heard a few dodgy things about it. Think ther Retin A can also be sourced from India - anyone had experience of this?
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:52 am      Reply with quote
inhousepharmacy are good. Free shipping too Very Happy

Thats where i got mine from.

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Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:03 am      Reply with quote
Do they do free shipping to UK?
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:10 am      Reply with quote
Yes its free shipping worldwide.

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Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:31 am      Reply with quote
I found that PSF has the best retinol product, the 1% love it!
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:10 pm      Reply with quote
Has anyone here tried Green Cream?
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:14 pm      Reply with quote
I've been loving the Afirm 2x but I may try the PSF one next...
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Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:16 pm      Reply with quote
Melanie - I've tried Green Cream - have it in 6 and 9. It works. I rotate my products and this is a part of the rotation. There are times when I can see it really buffs my skin. Somedays more than others. But I like it and recommend it.
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Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:30 am      Reply with quote
Thank you sister sweets! Just curious, what kind of rotation are you talking about? Alternating things daily? One week on, one week off? I'm asking not specifically about the Green Cream, but everything. I am thinking of setting up a schedule where I use certain things on different days...

I have the GC in 3. I am thinking of getting 9, and just mixing the two for my transition through 6...
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:56 am      Reply with quote
Is PSF a web site? Does green cream contain retin a then - what is it? Are 6 and 9 different strengths? Where would this be got from? So mant choices.... Thanks everyone!
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:12 am      Reply with quote
pips,

PSF (Pure Skin Formulations) is available right here at EDS.

Green Cream is a retinol product that comes in different strengths. I believe 3 is the weakest and 9 is the strongest.

http://www.dermstore.com/reviews_Green+Cream_500391.htm
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Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:52 am      Reply with quote
Lots to think about - thanks everyone
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Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:31 am      Reply with quote
please tell me what is the function of retinol?
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Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:34 am      Reply with quote
I've been using PSF 1% for several months now and consider this part of my pm routine. I haven't seen any dramatic improvement, but will continue using it for long term.

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Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:31 pm      Reply with quote
I confirm MD Formulations Vit-A-Plus Night Recovery Complex is good.

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:51 pm      Reply with quote
Recommend Skinmedica, if you don't break out.
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:39 pm      Reply with quote
love the DS lab viterol A for the face...
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