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Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:31 pm      Reply with quote
I've never had sensitive skin before, but when i tried using Noviderm's AHA cream, it stung, it was uneasy and felt like dermarolling.

Lol, ive read somewhere that this is normal??

Is it normal??
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Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:22 pm      Reply with quote
AHA products always have a AHA %, which shows you the AHA percentage this product really contains.
If you do not want a stinging AHA product, try to use 5%-10% AHA.
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Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:48 pm      Reply with quote
I use a light AHA lotion made by Neutrogena that I like a lot. It is not very strong, but it is enough that my skin feels very smooth now. It really helps keep my skin ready for makeup and the primer I use (bare escentuals prime time). I have used creams with a very high content for areas like bumps on arms and the back of legs, also to help with *excuse this term* "swamp ass" that you get from driving in the summer in humid weather as well as wearing a wet bathing suit. But for the face, I don't think it's really necessary to use something that's so high in AHA content that it's stinging for a long time. The high AHA's also feel really thick and gross to me on the face.

I think the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lotion with AHA is a good choice, especially at $7-$9. I use it instead of a regular face lotion in the day time if I feel that I need a little extra exfoliation and then I use Dr. Hauschka's normalizing oil the other days.

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Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:52 am      Reply with quote
Everytime I try a new AHA product, my skin will sting for a little while regardless of the percentage of acid. You just need to give your skin time to adjust to a new product, and the stinging should go away in a couple days..

One exception- if my skin is super dry, like in the winter, it'll sting like a motherf***er. Shock In that case, just lay off it til your skin barrier is healed. HTH
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:20 am      Reply with quote
calorblind wrote:
I've never had sensitive skin before, but when i tried using Noviderm's AHA cream, it stung, it was uneasy and felt like dermarolling.

Lol, ive read somewhere that this is normal??

Is it normal??


Aren't you using a Dermaroller? If you apply an AHA cream on newly rolled skin, of course it's going to sting.

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Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:25 am      Reply with quote
Nicki1213 wrote:
*excuse this term* "swamp ass"


I'm sorry. I know this is off-topic, but I have never heard that term before, and this just struck me as hilarious! Laughing
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:30 am      Reply with quote
AHA always stings for me, I dont use it except as a spot treatment for acne marks.
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:24 am      Reply with quote
rileygirl wrote:
Nicki1213 wrote:
*excuse this term* "swamp ass"


I'm sorry. I know this is off-topic, but I have never heard that term before, and this just struck me as hilarious! Laughing


Yeah...I live in St. Louis and it's very humid here... so during the summer your butt gets all sweaty and it's kind of like how a baby's butt would be after wearing a wet diaper...gross, i know. sorry for the graphic image. but it happens! now you know what to call it!

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Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:30 pm      Reply with quote
Yes AHA can sting, given certain concentration and PH. It may not be a bad thing and your skin should adapt to it with increased use. In other words, you will be building up tolerance. But if you start to see signs of irratations, you should stop for a while let your skin get back to normal before you try again.
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:04 pm      Reply with quote
I have just started using Neostrata cleanser and moisturizer, they don't have a strong smell!
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Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:08 pm      Reply with quote
summer2004 wrote:
I have just started using Neostrata cleanser and moisturizer, they don't have a strong smell!

But Neostrata products would stimulate the wound, feels pain.
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Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:48 pm      Reply with quote
calorblind wrote:
I've never had sensitive skin before, but when i tried using Noviderm's AHA cream, it stung, it was uneasy and felt like dermarolling.

Lol, ive read somewhere that this is normal??

Is it normal??


Yes, as a first time user. It's fine If your not overly visibly irritated
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:53 pm      Reply with quote
I can't use AHA products. It was awful. Sting!
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