Post # 1
Ha I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be worried about this stuff! But…does anyone have any recommendations for products to combat aging? Are there any cheap products that really work? Or are the more expensive products really that much better?
Post # 3
I have seen a lot of articles about the new Olay products for pigmentation. I haven’t tried them though. Here is a link to the one I have heard of: http://www.olayprofessional.com/discolorationFighting.html
Post # 4
thanks, MissAsB! anyone have any thoughts on the olay microdermabrasion kit?
Post # 5
I’m only 25 and I get Botox regularly. I know you’re asking about over the counter stuff, but if you’ve ever considered botox as an option, I say go for it!
It’s great to start it now, so that when you’re older, you’re less likely to wrinkle, and you don’t get the deep wrinkles!
As for spots, whether it’s age spots, blemish spots, or scars there’s a great stuff that you can buy at the drug store called Bio Oil. The dermatologist recommended it to my mom. It really helps lighten skin spots!
Post # 6
It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin to prevent the aging process! One of my bridal clients once told me “the skin you have in your 30s is the skin you gave yourself in your 20s,” and I completely agree!
I highly recommend Jeune D’age Organics’ anti aging serum. I bought three of these sets for my mother as a Christmas present, and she is in love with it. It’s inexpensive, and contains Acai oil, CoQ10, Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A), fruit extract, & a bunch of other ingredients to help firm and tone your skin. Though it’s only been about a month since she started using it, I can see a noticeable difference. Her skin looks more plump and healthy! The packaging is also great; it comes in a cute little black box made of recycled materials, but more importantly each application is in an individual packet inside the box. As a makeup artist, this is very important to me, because each time you use the serum you have to open a new packet, which means no contamination of the product. You can use google to look for reviews, and find more info on their website jeunedage.com. Good luck!
Post # 7
The gold standard for aging is retinoids and sunscreen. You can try over-the-counter products that contain retinol, but they will never be as effective as a prescription strength retinoids. I spent my youth baking in the sun and now have lots of pigmentation issues as a result. Had I used sunscreen, my skin would look so much better.
makeupalley.com’s skin care board is excellent for this type of information. I’ve learned a ton about skincare products from some of the posters on that board.
Post # 8
The only clinically proven products/ingredients:
1) Retin A (Tretinoin) – Rx only but can get generic cheap
2) AHA – 10% or higher – I use Alpha Hydroxy brand from drugstore.com for $15
3) Vitamin C Serum – 10% concentraion – you can make your own for cheap google it.