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What beauty brand/routine do you use?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:12 PM
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.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:14 PM
I actually have a really simple beauty routine (possibly too simple )
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.
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.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:20 PM
I use Jurlique - I have a foaming moisturising cleanser I use each morning in the shower then I use the Herbal Recovery Gel and Serum when I get out. I love it. Very clean and pure.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:22 PM
I've got dry skin and I'm really happy with Clinique Superdefense.
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.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:24 PM
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:46 PM
Sukin organics face wash. Olay tinted moisturiser. Everyday Minerals foundation.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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