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#1 SarahBelle48

Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

I am looking to try a new skin care brand. I have been using Neutrogena lately but I'm not sure if thats the most appropriate brand to use anymore. I am 26 years old so I'm not hugely concerned about wrinkles and lines just yet but I am starting to think about using some sort of product that can help with that. My skin is more towards dry than oily but I've found the combination moisturiser to be best rather than a straight 'dry' moisturiser as I do get some shininess on my forehead.  I get the occasional pimple or a bit of oiliness if I've eaten a lot of junk but not huge break-outs.

I was looking at Garnier, L'Oreal and Olay at the chemist the other day. But wasn't sure which one to get or which range within the brand to get. I'd be looking for an everyday cleanser and a moisturiser and maybe a toner but I'm not even sure if toner is necessary or not. Also, is the Garnier Pure range designed for acne and pimples? I've been told to stay away from the 'teenage' products like Nivea Young etc as I don't need that anymore and it dries out my skin. I don't want to go for the really expensive products just yet but I do want something decent. I have also noticed that Woolies/Safeway have 30% off most of their skincare products so thats why I'm looking to change over this week, lol.

#2 Charlotte84

Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

My sister is your age and does not "do" skin care until just recently.  L'Oreal have a product for 25 - 30 yr olds which has a day and night cream.  I find the toner always gets rid of the makeup that the supposed make up remover was meant to get ride of (I only cleanse and tone at night) and L'Oreal from memory have a product that covers all ages.

As you said stay away from teenage stuff as it will dry your skin out.  I have dry skin myself and could never use the teenage products as they were always designed for more oily skin then what you have in your mid 20's and beyond.

#3 IsolaBella

Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

I have found the Paula's Choice range good (also if you don't purchase this range it is interesting to read her reviews of other products).

Reviews:
http://www.beautypedia.com/

Paula's Choice
http://www.paulaschoice.com/geo_landing#

#4 WinterIsComing

Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 04/05/2012, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have found the Paula's Choice range good (also if you don't purchase this range it is interesting to read her reviews of other products).

Reviews:
http://www.beautypedia.com/

Paula's Choice
http://www.paulaschoice.com/geo_landing#


Was coming in to say the same.


L'Oreal I find is AWFUL. Heavily fragranced, irritating.

Paula's choice wears like a dream and keeps my skin in top shape. And it's cheap.


#5 CountryFeral

Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

I use Simple.

It's cheap, not to many nasties and if I do say so myself at 40 I've got pretty nice skin - 20 years off and on of Simple can't be that bad.....

#6 Also sprach

Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

I find that, value for money, you can't go past Olay.  I use the Regenerest range because my skin is dry and I am old.



#7 Catmummy

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

I have used a skin care regimen of sorts since I was in my teens.

The only two products I've ever had an adverse reaction to were Garnier UltraLift spf15 cream, and the ""mid price" Olay products (the fights 7 signs of ageing) range: such an awful allergic reaction my eyes swelled shut.

I have had good results with:
Garnier range in the "light green" colours (they keep changing the name of it)
Simple
Burt's Bees
L'Oreal Youth Code

I use NeoStrata too.

Nothing will help get rid of wrinkles other than a) sunscreen and b) not smoking though.

#8 credence

Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

I've recently been converted to Jurlique. I use the cleanser, toning mist, moisturiser, eye cream and exfoliator. It's the only product that I've been able to get near my eyes without irritating them. They are natural and smell divine. (I'm 30 by the way).

#9 Sal78

Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

I use Juju cosmetics. Can't get it in Oz.


The juju aquamoist moisture washing foam and vitamin c toner. It's water based and very light.

I get it from www.sasa.com

I swear by Bioderma H2o for make up remover..takes everything off and the bottle is huge and is so cheap. using it daily and would still last me 1yr+

I also use the aquamoist hydraclauric essense...skin feels so refreshed..just dab on with finger tips and it helps to absorb moisturise better.

I love Olay regenerist micro sculpting serum...it's very light and velvety and leaves no trace of cream on your face at all. absorbs so well.

unfortunately there r so many good stuff we don't get in Oz... Etude House, Skinfood, etc their masques are amazing..you wear it to sleep. Exxy everywhere but so much cheaper in Korea.

#10 ednaboo

Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

I use Paula's Choice too.

#11 JanetteC

Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I have been using a skincare range called Rationale and find it great for my skin. The night serum contains vitamin A which, as far as I am aware, is not ideal in pregnancy.

If you are in Melbourne then go and see Dr Brown at Cityskin in Armadale. He was very helpful in advising me on skincare  original.gif




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