suncream, zits and wrinkles: rolling skincare thread?

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just got an email from sephora that they're offering a free "premium sample" of shiseido SPF 55 fancypants cream with any online purchase, if you enter "shiseido" at checkout. just wanted to post this as lauren seemed to enjoy her sample of this stuff, so might be worth ordering something to get big sample?

colette, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 03:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

if you can get to a store, i think you can get a sample w/out buying anything?

tehresa, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is this thread for facial scrub/cleanser/moisturiser? I have some awes knowledge that I want to impart.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

go on then

electricsound, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

colette, as tehresa said you can get a pretty generous sample at the store without buying anything. the big drawback is that it's not in a hygienic little tube.

i do like it, and i'm going to keep using it at the beach or whenever i'm going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time and see what happens. if my skin doesn't go crazy, i'll probably buy it.

lauren, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

i tried to by the avene eulage cream last night but the woman talked me down to the milder ystheal (i have no idea why duane reade employs a skin care specialist, but they do). i am kinda hoping retinoids will change my life as some people have really great experiences with them (gets rid of blackheads AND wrinkles!! at the same time!) but i guess i'll see.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

but the woman talked me down to the milder ystheal (i have no idea why duane reade employs a skin care specialist, but they do).

cracks me up

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

i also have no idea why i listened to her? probably because she was wearing a lab coat?

bell_labs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha yes

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

is this a logical train of thought?:

if you have fine lines and you get restaline or juvederm or some kind of filler to push them out would it make sense that those lines wont get much deeper (well not as fast as the natural progression) because your face doesnt crinkle in that spot in the same way when you laugh, smile, frown etc?

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

"restylane", i guess

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think that makes sense but the idea of fillers still scares me

bell_labs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

regular botox treatment is claimed by some to prevent further wrinkling for the reason that you mention. i think fillers are more for areas that don't move as much, but i'm not sure...?

lauren, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

hm. i wonder if there is anything i can do to prevent wrinkles if i go to gradschool next year. i will be working full time and going to school full-time and i expect that i will never sleep. i will probably look like i'm 40 after a year of this.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Every day I express gratitude for the existence of sunscreen. I get a gradient darker just standing outside without it, and within a month I become Oompa-Loompa color.

Abbott, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

ladies & gent, what do you think of 'olay regenerist uv defense regenerating lotion spf 15'

i wanted a sunscreen + moisturizer & stole that from my mom but my bottle is long empty

the only other one ive tried is cetaphil spf 15 & i thought the olay one felt much more soothing ( i have v dry skin)

my followup question is, does spf 15 actually do anything anyway?

deeznuts, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

in the amount that you get from an application of moisturizer, probably not.

lauren, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

so what is a good sunscreen to put on the face then? and should it go on before or after moisturizer?

deeznuts, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

i apply it after. neutrogena's for the face are good. you don't nec. need a super high spf, but you need to apply enough - about a teaspoon , i've heard - and reapply if you're going to be in the sun for a while.

lauren, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have the Oil of Olay 'daily defense' 30 spf moisturizer, and it does me right.

Abbott, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 15:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm liking the olay "time delay" day and night creams, they have BHAs and seem to be moisturizing without breaking me out. it's SPF 15 which i figure is enough if i'm inside all day, but i just put the neutrogena dry touch stuff on today when i was cycling in, and i'm actually surprised at how un shiny i am.

i think maybe if you're a very shiny person (i am in the summer) one of the dry sunblocks on its own might be the ticket, when i put it on over moisturizer i'm pretty greasy quickly. obviously YMMV.

colette, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sounds perfect abbott! i thought they were all spf 15s. its not v expensive at all either.

what a great board!

deeznuts, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

the dry touch is pretty nice. it definitely has a matifying effect.

i'm on the fence about whether to buy the dr. brandt pores no more stuff. i like the sample that i got, but it's so expensive i don't know if i can justify it. it does really seem to minimize the pores. is there anything cheaper that works in the same way?

bell_labs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

linds, was totally thinking abt all the pore questions of old thread and okay okay here's my discovery (via my mom, who has been visiting since friday):

i know i mention aveda often but i'm pretty discriminating abt their products, as a lot are too much for me anyway, BUT holy whoa, they have these salicylic acid toner pads that are as shockingly expensive as they are shockingly effective. i started using them friday and they caused an initial and very slight uh swelling of major pore areas (plus it was really hot & humid out) but now my skin is so calm and pores so clean & diminished and happy! it is kind of crazy.

the thing is that i can't use other salicylic acid things b/c they're lotions or whatever and just too heavy, but these aren't causing problems! i will check back in a week re: these but so far i am amazed. and yknow my skin will break out at anything. i haven't put any other medication or zit treatment or anything on my face either while using these. so yeah, neat.

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

On Saturday I wore the neutrogena spf 70 and neutrogena glow sheer spf 30, which is probaby overkill.

Oh, and a hat.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

spf 70!!!!!!! damn

deeznuts, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

my seemingly bottomless pot of avon eye cream finally ran out. replaced it with boscia's enlivening amino eye treatment - yay! i've been wanting this stuff for a while.

lauren, Friday, 4 July 2008 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I also bought spf 70 yesterday, prompted by my dermatologist.

bell_labs, Friday, 4 July 2008 21:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes so the neutrogena dry touch 55 is apparently completely useless against tropical sun and i became horribly burnt on my first full day in maui. after that, purchased coppertone spray 70 which was weird, and then found that the coppertone sport 50 actually works really well. however, i am peeling like crazy, and the skin right above my breasts and next to my pits is so incredibly burned it's scary looking. those two corners burned way more than anywhere else. the pain has gone away, but what is a good cream/treatment to reduce scarring/mottling?

tehresa, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 01:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

oddly, though, the ny sun feels like nothing to me now! i will still wear lots of sunscreen, though!

tehresa, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 01:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is this thread for facial scrub/cleanser/moisturiser? I have some awes knowledge that I want to impart.

-- Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 07:50 (Wednesday, 18 June 2008 07:50)

Such a tease... Tell all plz.

I'm looking for a moisturiser for the face that's good on mixed skin i.e. greasy in places, dry in others. It also has to let the skin breathe and if possible soothe after a shave.

For years I've been using straightforward aqueous cream but I'm not so sure it's good for my skin having tried something else this past while.

hyggeligt, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 10:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

T -- any of the soothing herbal combinations: aloe, comfrey, chamomile, calendula. Or Vitamin E. Keeping the skin/wound moist is the best way to reduce scarring, the vit E or aloe will do that.

Laurel, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 13:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

when i was in hawaii i got an awful 3rd degree burn (from hot oil, not the sun) but there were tons of aloe plants everywhere and so i just put that on it constantly. i have no scar from it (which is amazing, it was a huge burn).

bell_labs, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 14:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

guys i just made my first sephora order. now i know what youre all talking about with the samples you get. excited!

sunny successor, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

also found out there is a sephora right here in little rock. who knew?

sunny successor, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get little bumpy spots on my forehead, you can't really see them, but they still piss me off. I have very short hair, don't use gel, wash hair with Vosene and face with witch doctor face scrub every day... but they don't go away!

What to do?

Bodrick III, Tuesday, 8 July 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

it may be from heat/sweating? try to stay dry. or you may be over-cleansing/scrubbing.

tehresa, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 00:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

sunny i didn't know you were in little rock! one of my good friends lives down there

Surmounter, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 00:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

So hydroquinone is supposed to be evil and carcinogenic right? I am trying to fade a couple discolored spots on my legs (leftover from ingrown hairs) and I'm wondering if this is a bad idea...

bell_labs, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

it may be from heat/sweating? try to stay dry. or you may be over-cleansing/scrubbing.

If you're using all that stuff regularly then yes, I think that could be your problem. I would avoid using anything abrasive on them.

hyggeligt, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 10:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

No no all he said was he uses a certain shampoo and a witch hazel toner, that's not much at all -- in fact, only one facial product!

Bodrick, impossible to say, really, but start trying things. Is your pillowcase clean? Do you touch your face during the day? Drink a few glasses of water a day? Maybe try giving up caffeine for two weeks and see if that makes a difference, etc etc etc. Think of it as an exciting experiment.

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 13:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Or stop the witch hazel and try an exfoliant like the St Ives apricot scrub -- it's not fancy and some people don't like it, but it's not a bad start. (I don't want to give anyone sticker shock by recommending a $30 tub of something.)

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 13:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

A little bit of baking soda mixed with soap/cleanser does a nice job of gently exfoliating. That apricot stuff has really large granules and I heard that's not so good for skin, being so abrasive. Also bs is so cheap it's almost free.

iirc, Colette taught me this trick!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 13:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is your friend as sweet as you, Surm?

sunny successor, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love the St Ives for my face, but then I use corn meal on my body and that's even scratchier (I love scratchy). I think Julia told me about the baking soda! It's a Chicago thing, apparently. But the baking soda is too fine for me and I never feel smooth after using.

Laurel, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ouch!

lauren, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

No no all he said was he uses a certain shampoo and a witch hazel toner, that's not much at all -- in fact, only one facial product!

Ah, I didn't really read it and thought Vosene was some kind of American cleanser that sounded very chemical!

St Ives apricot scrub -- it's not fancy and some people don't like it

Why not? (ah I see that this has been answered) I think I can get that here and if it's good for blackheads?

Actually what is good for blackheads and sensitive skin?

A little bit of baking soda mixed with soap/cleanser does a nice job of gently exfoliating.

Wouldn't it burn the face off you? Ah, I see not.

I am like Laurel, I prefer something that has a bit of 'bite' but sadly that wreaks havoc on my skin. There was a very good exfoliator a while ago that I stole from someone, I wonder if I can still find it and buy more.

hyggeligt, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

I with Laurel on this too. I like feel like im taking a few layers of skin off.

sunny successor, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

has anyone ever had a lactic peel? there is some spa offering them for $50 for the month of july which is half of what it usually costs, but i'm afraid my skin is too sensitive. it's supposed to be less intense than a glycolic peel though.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 15:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

listen dudes, i like the scratchy and i like the feeling of taking off dead layers of skin, but liking it doesn't make it good for my skin. i only use baking soda on the face because it's sensitive. on the rest of me i would happily use a sandblaster, but i settle for some crappy scrubbing thing i got at marshalls.

let me add that i enjoy exfoliating so much that i bought the god-forsaken ped-egg, and it wasn't tuff enough for me! in fact, it sucked and didn't take off but the top layer of dead foot skin. not recommended!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 15:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hi hi, board! :) I’ve tried a bunch of stuff from The Ordinary and so far my faves are the lactic acid (gets rid of acne spots like whoa) and the hyaluronic acid. I like their salicylic acid too. I thought the azelaic acid would work for me but it didn’t do anything for me really! I have super sensitive breakout-prone rosacea skin, so have been pretty slow in introducing their retinol but am going to start alternating it with lactic acid. And like always wearing sunscreen...

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 29 January 2018 17:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am very curious about these red and blue light at-home skin therapies!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 29 January 2018 17:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I hope that work out VG (or i'll be in big trouble)

rrrobyn, I use the lactic too and can vouch for its blemish removal capacities. I actually use it on psoriases after i've got rid of the scales, it helps to remove the red marks. thankfully I don't have that on my face so i'm using it on other parts of my body. I strongly recommend the Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate for the same function and other positive effects (affects?) like brightening. It's expensive for a T'Ordinary product but not expensive in broader skincare terms.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think anyone new should start with the 5% Lactic acid rather than the 10%. I use the ten but, as I said, I don't use it on my face anyway.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

on a tangential topic - caveat, i'm actually relatively new to this type of skincare - active skincare rather than just using a moisturiser as a sheild, or whatever - and it's interesting how annoyed people get when you tell them what you use and how much you spend on certain things even if it's them who asked. my good friend got so annoyed that I was in a shop buying something that cost £12 or so when she asked me where i'd been before we met. she got really het up about it, telling me she'd never spend that (she's a 30 year long smoker who puts coconut oil on her face, feel free to do both!)

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my "too expensive" serum cost less than her pack of tobacco.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this happens all the time (women nearly always the targets of this criticism btw) - I follow a beauty columnist on sm and it's the stock response to every. single. article. Oddly you don't see it under e.g. car or tech columns.
'£20 for a moisturiser? I make my own out of twigs' etc

kinder, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(women nearly always the targets of this criticism btw)

i can def imagine!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm a gay man who enjoys women's company more than men's for the most part. i don't mean that in an ingratiating way but i do enjoy talking to women about these kinds of things. good thread for me!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I only use moisturizer and then whatever eye cream I have around. I have yet to settle on any particular eye cream as one that I love. I should up my skincare routine but there are just too many products. I've been trying to go without washing my hair every day but it's causing me to break out around my hairline so maybe the lactic acid would be useful.

Yerac, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am super excited to try The Ordinary once I can find it, or am somewhere I can get it shipped. I am of course getting overwhelmed by the website.

Yerac, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, blah there is a store in London I can visit.

Yerac, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Eye cream - this is all-time fave. I'm not loyal to many products but this is one of them.

Shiseido Benefiance

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

While I'm recommending favorites -

This is the best lip balm ever: Bite Agave Lip Balm

I've only just started using this cleanser but it's really nice so far: Saturday Skin Rise + Shine Gentle Cleanser

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've also been acid toning with Glossier's new toner but only for about a week so no opinion on that yet.

Kinder who do you follow? S Hughes?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

One note - the Shiseido eye cream is expensive but it lasts 1/2 a year.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

on the red/blue light therapies - I'm using the Neutrogena full face thing that is both red and blue LEDs and this handheld red light only one from Pulsaderm. I had been doing microneedling previously to get collagen production going (which works nicely btw, but takes more time and is more intrusive than the lights), and it's along the same lines - you want to "wake up" the little guys that make collagen with the red light wavelength (660 nm I think). I use some matrixyl serum along with it - which I can see how it might get into deeper layers with the microneedling, but not so much with just the lights. But the red light also really seems to reduce inflammation (redness mostly, not swelling).

The blue light is about killing off bacteria more from what I was reading, and is quicker acting than the red. I just got back from a trip where I left the blue light mask at home - 7 days without it and I'm definitely much more broken out, though that could be from travel stress, food, etc.

Jaq, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ohhh, do you like the Shiseido eyecream because of the moisture or firming?

Someone was just telling me about Skin Laundry. I am thinking of trying it.

Yerac, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I’ve heard/read similar responses re: cost of skincare and makeup and I’m pretty eye-rolly about it - we all get to choose what we’re spending our money on. Maybe I’d choose differently too if I had perfect skin or just didn’t have any issues with how i look and didn’t genuinely love makeup and skincare! But I wouldn’t judge in that weird “bar soap works just fine for me!” way. I say that as a generally frugal spender who doesn’t go out to eat much at all but has been known to spend $$ on skincare and lipstick at Sephora and the drug store... (also, fuck you, bar soap ;) ) I just don’t care much about restaurants, but I respect that other people do - and that maybe they don’t give a fuck about fenty’s matte lip colour or skin renewal in a jar <3

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

stupid haters

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If I could stop drinking caffeine/alcohol, eat more veg, get more sleep and get rid of the GOP + all those aligned with their interests, I probably would not need to spend money on skincare.

Yerac, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ugh
it's best to refuse to respond to the content of criticisms of people who claim not to care about something but care enough about it to pipe up about it publicly. if you don't care, how about stfu and let people be?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

update: I *think* the azelaic acid is working?
I'm using it AM & PM so far, I want to go another couple of weeks before I say for sure
but it certainly seems like my face is less red and I haven't had any breakouts so far so fingerscrossed
I stopped using the hyalauronic acid after a few days though, it made me feel like I was over-moisturizing, I don't think my skin was quite as dry to need it as well as my Cerave cream

btw I switched from lotion to cream, should have done that years ago it made a huge difference.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sadly you can't get Cerave (cleanser or creams) here and everyone raves about them.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've heard Cetaphil is good too, if you can find that anywhere

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 February 2018 01:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i use that but it's apparently not as good. as a counterpoint to what i posted up thread about people being shocked about other people spending too much on skincare, casually recommended Cetaphil for someone who couldn't find Cerave and got fucking dog-piled by people telling me i didn't know what i was talking about. i swiftly removed myself from that facebook group. mentalists.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is dog-piled the right phase? a neg pile on anyway.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ugh freaks
avoid

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 February 2018 04:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have to give a rec for selsun blue. I tend to get haole rot (tinea versicolor) on my stomach and back if I am in the sun or super sweaty. I always thought I just had some weird rash but finally read about it 2 yrs ago and saw that people used selsun sometimes instead of prescription drugs Totally worked (maybe my case was mild). I had never used it before for anything. But now I also use it like 2 times a month to get my scalp in realignment since I can get flaky/oily.

Yerac, Thursday, 1 February 2018 08:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yerac, I use a shampoo that has ketaconazole similarly (Regenpure brand). Suppresses the yeasts that cause tinea/seborrheic dermatitis, like the selenium in Selsun Blue or the zinc in Head and Shoulders, plus makes my hair grow like crazy. The stylist I go to knows folks who have used Monistat (a different -azole, but same effect) instead.

Jaq, Thursday, 1 February 2018 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If you put the shampoo on your back and stomach does it make hair grow there???

Yerac, Thursday, 1 February 2018 17:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't noticed that happening - it does make fine hairs grow at my hairline though. Might be one of those vellus vs. terminal hair follicle things.

Jaq, Thursday, 1 February 2018 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Heh. I might buy this. I have never met anyone who vouches for a hairgrowing shampoo. I've had to dye my hair since I was 15 so I get anxious about hair thinning. I try to start at other parts of my head now instead of my hair part.

Yerac, Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

actually, i'm going to buy it too. i thought my hair was here to stay but the last year has proven me wrong.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

many xp
enbb - yeah, sali!

kinder, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So I walked by a deciem store today and popped in. It was a little too crowded and I didn't really remember what I wanted so I just got the Lactic Acid 10% ( I didn't see the 3%) and the 30ml of the Natural Moisturizing Factors (100ml was out). I am re-reading this thread and their site again to kind of figure out what I want because think there are other stores in the general areas I am going. I have to remember about the Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate because I was thinking of a skin brightener. Argh. I need to write these things down.

Yerac, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp - Kinder :) Love her. I even read the message boards on her site every couple months when I remember they exist. She's great though.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 5 February 2018 16:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I went to 3 different Deciem stores. All 3 had so much out of stock. The glassdoor reviews of working at the store seems pretty spot on from what I observed. I likened it to how American Apparel operated.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I’ve only ordered the ordinary etc online and am kind of at the point where I never want to enter a Sephora again (<- obvious lie) and just order stuff online because so often things are out of stock in the store.

Also, just gonna be all PSA for a minute and say USE SUNSCREEN and limit sun exposure when using all these acids and vit c and other active agents that can cause some pretty severe sun damage to unprotected skin. Like if I were going on a sunny beach vacation for a week I’d prob stop using the lactic acid and retinol ahead of time and during vacation. It’s worth looking into what can cause damage and what’s more benign. Skin science, such a freakin double edged sword!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Also if you have a new fave sunscreen tell me

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Lately I like Avene Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 for winter/minimal sun exposure. I'm gonna need something more hardcore for upcoming beach vacation.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 8 February 2018 02:57 (one week ago) Permalink

When I was in Hawaii for 5 months last year we basically just used the No-AD kids spf 50. Neither of us ever got burnt and I tend to burn. I had never heard of No-AD before but saw a lot of it at the beach.

Yerac, Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:42 (one week ago) Permalink

And I always had some bottles of random spray sunscreen for the part in my hair and ears and feet, I wear cheap hats and sunglasses in the waterif the water is calmish.

Yerac, Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I got the Vanicream that VegemiteGrrrl (I think?) recommended and it's been great for me. Less thick/sticky than the Neutrogena mineral one but same SPF. I've been using TiZO2 mineral one on my face as well as a tinted Coola one for daily. The Coola one feels a bit oily so I don't use it as often.

Jaq, Thursday, 8 February 2018 15:42 (one week ago) Permalink

So apparently La Mer and the German formulation of Nivea are nearly exactly the same cream. La Mer has antioxidants in it but because it's in a jar they are rendered ineffective every time it's opened and the cream is exposed to light. The only other thing la Mer has that the German Nivea does not is kelp. I don't know that I'll be buying the Nivea any time soon because of this but it's pretty interesting. Note this is not the Nivea we get here that is slightly diff but it is the one available in the blue tin in Germany/UK/Rest of Europe and if you really want it you can get it here for 7 clams: https://www.smallflower.com/nivea/nivea-cream-150ml-5224.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:13 (one week ago) Permalink

ha! they sell it hidden in the corner by customer service at my grocery store! there are a bunch of euro products over there, hair masks and bottles entirely in russian, all kinds of stuff

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to use No-AD SPF 50, until I had some sort of breakout where I'd applied it. Currently I use a CVS-brand "sensitive skin" sunscreen.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Have you tried the kid's version of No-AD? We got it because my partner has eczema and we didn't have any noticeable issues. I found that it lasts a long time too (don't need to reapply it as much).

Yerac, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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