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Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:24 pm      Reply with quote
...with an anti aging agent?

I am a little confused as i have hardly ever used any type of skin care products before.

On my quest to find the best "affordable" moisturizer to use at night, ive discovered that its not as easy as just going to the drug store and picking the nicest looking, right priced product that says "night time moisturizer".
The difficulty is in the product description...hydrating, nourishing, revitalizing. I mean come on! Why not make life easier for beginners like me, and everyone else, and call it what it is...moisturizer! Unless i got it all wrong and a cream that says nourishing or hydrating works differently that a moisturizer...does it?

Although i couldn't find a straight forward answer, another thing i am assuming is is that a product labeled "night cream" is a "heavy moisturizer", basically a moisturizer to be applied before bedtime and a "day cream" is a "light moisturizer", a moisturizer for when you are not sleeping...is my assumption correct?

Now for my main question...i see a lot of anti aging products at the drug store and the supermarket. And almost all of them are labeled night and day. Like for example "advanced anti aging - night" and "advanced anti aging- day".
My question is...are they essentially moisturizers with anti aging properties?
Like a moisturizer and the anti aging property is a bonus?

Basically I am looking for a moisturizer for night time (heavy) and day time (light). If the moisturizer comes with an anti aging agent, ill regard that as an added benefit. So...Will a product that says "advanced anti aging - night" do ask good a job at moisturizing as a product that says "moisturizer - night"? Or is it comparing apples and oranges?

The products i am specifically looking at are "Loreal revitalift night cream" and "The Body Shop vitamin e nourishing night cream"...are they both moisturizers?

And then for day time "Loreal revitalift day cream" and "The Body Shop aloe soothing day cream"...again, are they both moisturizers...the Loreal being a moisturizer + anti aging cream and The Body Shop being moisturizer + aloe?

Thanks a mill for any help!
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Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:48 pm      Reply with quote
Moisturizers can have some anti-aging ingredients. You don't need a day cream and a night cream. Believe me, these are terms that are used to get you to buy two products rather than one. I'd suggest you go to the health food store rather than the drugstore, and get one cream that's full of vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, and that's not full of what a lot of drugstore products are: toxins. For example, one inexpensive line whose products are full of great ingredients is Derma-E.
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Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:48 pm      Reply with quote
Moisturizers can have some anti-aging ingredients. You don't need a day cream and a night cream. Believe me, these are terms that are used to get you to buy two products rather than one. I'd suggest you go to the health food store rather than the drugstore, and get one cream that's full of vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, and that's not full of what a lot of drugstore products are: toxins. For example, one inexpensive line whose products are full of great ingredients is Derma-E.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:48 am      Reply with quote
Most of time, I like to make it simple to use one cream for am/pm. But, if you have some extra time, it should work better for you to have two separate cream as day cream needs to have the benefits of sunshield and antioxidant and night cream is good to have the effect of cell repair and cell renewal. It only depends on individual's preference to take care of yourself.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:09 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for replying. Anyone else?
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:07 am      Reply with quote
feefee wrote:
Thanks for replying. Anyone else?


I've been using Andalou Naturals Goji Super peptide day cream, their Night cream with Q10 and resvertol and their Turmeric +C serum and like them a lot. I wouldn't say the night cream is heavy though and I don't see why it couldn't be used at day time. These can be bought at Whole Foods, Roots, some vitamin stores, iherb & Vitacost and run around $22 or so each. Check the ingredients list as I think this line has a lot more actives than anything sold in a drugstore although if you are looking for a thick cream for night, a drugstore brand like Olay or L'Oreal may be a better bet for you. Another brand I like for the number of actives in it is Skinactives Night Revitalizing cream and their Antioxidant Day cream or their Anti-Age Day cream. Again, they are reasonably priced, not super expensive like anything you'd find in a department store. And aside from Skinactives Anti-aging cream, none of these have dimethicone or silicones in them which my skin cannot tolerate. Good luck to you in finding products that work for your skin.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for your reply Debb...

Alright...let me summarize my question:

1. Is Anti aging cream a moisturizer?
That means if i am using an anti aging cream, i dont need to apply a moisturizer as that will be redundant.

Thats it...just one question...for now at least.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:16 pm      Reply with quote
An anti-aging cream is a moistuizer if it contains moisturizing ingredients.

In my experience with anti-aging creams most of them are moisturizers also. I looked up the L'oreal and Body Shop products you mentioned and they are both moisturizers.

However, my experience is that not all anti-aging creams are moisturizing enough for all skin types. For example, when I used the Lifeline Skincare AM and PM treatment products I had to use an additional moisturize because they were not moisturizing enough despite the fact that they were moisturizers and anti-aging creams.

So depending on how moisturizing your anti-aging cream is you may or may not need to apply additional moisturizer.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:12 pm      Reply with quote
h.kitty wrote:
An anti-aging cream is a moistuizer if it contains moisturizing ingredients.

In my experience with anti-aging creams most of them are moisturizers also. I looked up the L'oreal and Body Shop products you mentioned and they are both moisturizers.

However, my experience is that not all anti-aging creams are moisturizing enough for all skin types. For example, when I used the Lifeline Skincare AM and PM treatment products I had to use an additional moisturize because they were not moisturizing enough despite the fact that they were moisturizers and anti-aging creams.

So depending on how moisturizing your anti-aging cream is you may or may not need to apply additional moisturizer.


Aha...so how can i know if the anti aging night cream will be moisturizing enough? What are the moisturizing ingredients?
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Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:46 pm      Reply with quote
I always look for hydrating ingredients like glycerin, lactic acid or hyaluronic acid. I also look for oils whether plant based or petroleum based since these will keep moisture in the skin. Silicones can serve this function too but I am not a fan of the feel of high silicone content products. The more you look at product labels the better sense you get for how well something might moisturize. It is not enough for an ingredient to be in the product but there must be enough of it. For instance, I love glycerin and find it works well for me so I like to see this in the first few ingredients on the ingredient list.

All that being said it is not possible to always predict how well a product will moisturize based on the ingredient list. It also involves trial and error. Further, I find that my skin sometimes needs more moisture or oil and sometimes less. So what moisturizes just fine one day may not be enough some other day.
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:00 am      Reply with quote
If your skin feels comfortable with anti-ageing cream, it is good enough. If your skin still feels dry or tight with anti-ageing item, then you need another moisturizer on top of that.
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Some creams proclaim to be an all in one solution, and they work for some folk but not for others. To me it depends on your skin type. Iím a dry skinned girl, but Iíve friends who are oily and combo and so the creams I use for moisturising are different than those for antiaging. I tend to use antiaging ingredients first in serums or gels and then apply the cream on top to stop my skin from drying out. I donít use a manufactured day or night cream simply because I prefer to use other things. I remember a make up artist telling me one time that when it came to moisturising if you used good old Crisco at night you would be supplying your skin with essentials (omega 3 and 6) and that it was one of the best moisturisers and I have used it with success. I did opt for coconut oil at one time, but found it way too greasy for me. Yet my needs as a 60 year plus woman may be different than yours and where you are starting from. I do sometimes worry reading posts at EDS as I see more and more younger girls turning to antiaging products in their teens and early 20ís which to me is crazy. That time in life should all be about prevention rather than cure.

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1. Is Anti aging cream a moisturizer?
That means if i am using an anti aging cream, i dont need to apply a moisturizer as that will be redundant.
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