Jump to content

What beauty brand/routine do you use?


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 Tulip :-)

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hi,
I have been using Clinique for years (probably 15), and now that I am 35 I am feeling I need a change, and maybe something a bit more.  Wrinkles are creeping in, which I know is normal, but my skin just feels like it needs more than what I am using, and although I could go back to clinique and get extra products, I am keen to try something new.
Usually I use a cleanser in the shower, toner, moisturiser and eye cream.  At night I usually use one of their night creams that I have got in their gift time bags.

I look forward to hearing peoples suggestions and what you are happy with.

Thanks!
Lisa

#2 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

I actually have a really simple beauty routine (possibly too simple  happy.gif )

I wash my face with dove moisturising soap both morning and evening.  And that's it.  

Sometimes I use moisturiser, but I don't generally need it.  



#3 Tulip :-)

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Wow!  How lucky are you!  My skin is more normal to dry so I find I really need a moisturiser of some description, and the moisture issue is probably why I am looking for something different.  Although, I also know that I need to up my water intake as well.
Thanks for your reply.


#4 ComradeBob

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

I've got dry skin and I'm really happy with Clinique Superdefense.

#5 Manicmum

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

I love Clarins! I keep trying cheaper stuff but don't even last 6 weeks and I go back.

#6 =R2=

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Dermalogica!

ETA Add to that Trilogy Rosehip Oil - It's been a godsend to my now drier than normal skin (I used to have oily skin). It has faded my acne scars quite considerably.


Edited by =R2=, 17 December 2012 - 07:27 PM.


#7 Feral timtam

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

I wash my face using sorbolene cream, water and a wash cloth. I'm still fairly young but this is the beauty routine my mother has used since she was 18 and she is often mistaken as 20 years younger than what she actually is.

My variation to her routine is I use the Cancer Council tinted facial sunscreen on my face after cleansing every morning.

#8 asdf89

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

I used to use Clinique (for about 5 years) but started to have an allergic reaction to it. After much trial and error I discover Avene, a French brand for sensitive skin. They have a great moisture mask, which I use a couple time a week in winter.
I normally wash my face with water and washer morning and night, and then apply face lotion. As I said in winter I use a moisture mask, and a few times a week I use a scrub (garnier blackhead clearing in summer and Avene gentle scrub in winter)

#9 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Paula's Choice for me. Purchase online.



#10 zande

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

After many years of using Dermalogica and having "okay" skin, I changed to Paula's Choice six months ago and I'm rapt   At 41 years old, I finally have clear skin, with less cost and less hassle than ever before! I don't use an anti-aging range tho, although I think she has them. I have lines, but I'm living with them for the moment.

#11 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Ella Bache suits me. Creme Douce cleanser for my sensitive combo skin. Creme Intex 2 to prevent breakouts on forehead and chin.Spirulina moisturiser has been amazing for the dryness of the test if my skin and addressing wrinkliness. And I use an eye creme too but can't recall the name.

#12 .MrsM.

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Clarins (when i can afford it), i can see a huge difference in my skin when i use it. Skin is so much more plumped up and softer, stays moisturised for longer. It's expensive, but you don't have to use very much.
When money is tighter, I go with Innoxa, their gel cleanser is great.
And when my skin is really dry (like it has been whilst pregnant) i use a rosehip oil as a serum - Sukin at the moment. Works really well.

#13 ~iMum~

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Sukin organics face wash. Olay tinted moisturiser. Everyday Minerals foundation.

#14 wesse

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Dermatological routine twice daily here

#15 Tulip :-)

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Thanks so much for your replies everyone.
I am heading into the city later this week so will check out a few of the ranges.  For those who use Paula's choice.  Are there consultants around, or it is only available over the internet?
Thanks.


#16 Ice Queen

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

Whatever you choose, I can second the Rosehip Oil suggestion.  I have been using the Moo Goo one (only $12) for about a month now and I can see a difference.  

I have VERY dry skin.

#17 Sassenach2

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Look at your mothers, because if they have lovely skin, then you will too. Use sunblock under make-up every day of the year.

#18 zande

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

Paula's Choice is only online Tulip, but the best thing is you can buy samples galore, so I did that, tried a few different cleansers etc, and then ordered from there.

#19 w-emma

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

I used Clinique for a number of years, and then shifted to lush for a more 'natural' approach.  It wasn't delivering the results I would have liked and so moved across to Jurlique.  However, about a year ago I shifted to Aesop and I have been very pleased.  There are a couple of their boutiques that offer a facial for $85 redeemable against product which I would recommend.

#20 Betty_D

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

I recently started using the Alpha-H range after a few EBers recommended their products in a recent anti-ageing thread.

I'm quite happy with the results and my skin feels great. Although, they are pretty high in active ingredients like AHAs / BHAs, so not to be used if you're pregnant / breastfeeding.



#21 tres

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

I've just changed from Clarins to Sothys and the difference is quite noticeable. My skin is so soft and feels more nourished. I'm using a cream that soothes slight redness that I'm prone to and my skin looks much better - the texture and tone. Highly recommend it.

I'd speak to skin specialists to get the right brand for your skin - there are plenty of expensive creams on the market that are no better than the cheaper brands and won't actually improve your skin.



#22 shortnsweet

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

I did some research after my skin became a bit of a dry, sensitive mess a year or so ago.  Stumbled across an online company called "Skinactives".  I would never buy anything from the big skincare companies now.  skinactives uses only the "active" stuff research has shown to really make a difference to your skin.  It is really inexpensive in comparison too.  Their website has a forum with lots of info about which products will best suit your needs and the director of the company answers any questions you have really quickly.
I use the collagen serum and anti-aging cream, as well as a simple oil cleanser.

#23 dolcengabbana

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

I used Clinique until I was 31. THen I noticed my skin wasn't responding to the program at all. i changed to MD Formulations with a good AHA night Cream by Priori and my skin looks great people often comment on how fresh and clear it looks.

#24 Tigerdog

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

I use Nutrimetics Botanicals cleaner/toner (foam) then a non-greasy light moisturiser with a sunscreen such as Clean n' Clear.  I was using Cetaphil for 20 years but I've found since making the switch my skin's improved a lot, less greasy and just better quality in general, like it needed something to dry it out a bit more.  

Once a week I use a mask or scrub from Nutrimetics or the Body Shop, also once a week I slather my face in Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich oil before going to bed (not something I'd use every day but occasionally it's great).

#25 Frankly my Dear

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I mainly use Thalgo. I stopped for a bit of a change and tried some clinique and Lancome, they were good, but I still prefer Thalgo. Their products are awesome, I've used heaps of them, pricey though.

I have also tried this awesome cream, my beautician stocks it, havent seen it elsewhere and it is so so beautiful. Very rich but not at all greasy. Its called Dream Cream by Pelactiv. They also have the most lovely oil - Precious Oils.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Eight things to do as your due date nears

The home stretch of pregnancy can seem like an eternity. But there are some constructive ways that you can pass the time.

Lily Allen takes Twitter break after taunts about stillborn son

Singer Lilly Allen has announced that she is taking a break from Twitter after she was subjected to hateful trolling over the weekend about her stillborn son.

1756 questions a day: What's a mum to do?

There was a time when I thought that waterboarding was the most serious torture threat facing civilisation. Then my toddler started asking me questions.

Nick Cannon welcomes baby boy with a 'Golden' name

Rapper, actor and former America's Got Talent star, Nick Cannon, has welcomed a baby boy with actress, Brittany Bell. 

Mum takes aim at those who called breastfeeding photos 'gross'

Renowned Gold Coast fitness blogger Nadine Muller says she is "proud & confident to stand up to people's ignorance," as she hit back at an online troll who attempted to shame her by calling her breastfeeding photos "gross" and done just for attention.

The heroes who take the pain out of grocery shopping with kids

We've got two happy stories to tell you, and they both feature the most kind-hearted checkout operators you can imagine.

Adorable donut and avocado smash photo shoots

Getting babies messy with all kinds of food is something Lyndsey's PhotoCo excels at.

'Spend every waking moment with your children'

The heartbroken parents of a baby who died in a baby swing have spoken out to warn other parents about the dangers of leaving infants alone.

Three white balloons at gender reveal party will touch your heart

Little did this mum-to-be know that their friend had arranged something extra special for their gender reveal party.

A note on friendship and the loss of one of your 'tribe'

There are the friends you grow up with, the people who know you inside and out, who know your flaws, your secrets, your talents and your failures. Katie was one of my tribe.

Is this celebrity baby name for real?

Forget Apple. Forget North West. Forget Kal-El Cage even (son of Nic).

Watch this stubborn toddler school her dad on counting to five

Once a toddler makes up their mind about something, it's very hard to persuade them to change it. Just ask this dad!

Why I'm happy to be a terrible mother

 I am, by any measure, a terrible, awful, mother. Read any advice book, any glossy brochure in the doctor's waiting room, and they will tell you – I suck at being a mum.

'My baby saved my life by finding my breast cancer'

A 26-year-old mum has credited her baby boy with saving her life after his sudden refusal to breastfeed led to her being diagnosed with breast cancer.

The double dip gender reveal party

The most entertaining gender reveals are the ones with a twist and this one is no exception, with double the fun for guests.

Five reasons why I can't wait to be pregnant again

This time, I know it will be my last bump and I plan to enjoy every moment.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.