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I’m loving all these skin care routine discussions! I wonder what brough them on.

Anyways, I’d say that I’m 95% satisfied with my routine. Things I’d like to improve is to find a mineral-based sunscreen that has antioxidants, high SPF and UVA-PF, and is really great under foundation. Right now I have to mix and layer products to achieve this result.

I’d also love to try something like the Skinceuticals CE Ferlic. I just can’t currently justify dropping that kind of moola, based on the research. But when I’m rich (haha!) I’d love to try it.

But other than that, I’m really REALLY happy with my routine. My skin is a million times better than it was a few years ago.

You might like Juice Beauty’s Mineral Sunscreen. Amazing anti-oxidants and anti-aging, great moisture and awesome under makeup. Can’t get enough of that stuff. Plus it’s all organic.

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, there are several drawbacks. One, there is no full ingredient list, so while there appears to be an excellent, and I mean an SUPER selection of well-documented antioxidants, I can’t tell approx. how much is present. Furthermore, I can’t evaluate the base or carrier ingredients that will clarify how emollient or matte this will be. Finally, this only contains 10% titanium dioxide, which does not provide good protection against long UVA rays (>340 nms). And you know what they say, the longer they are, the deeper they penetrate and can do more harm. 🙁

But once again, thank you for the suggestion. It means a lot that you wrote a comment!

I’m not 100% happy, but probably 85% satisfied? I still get intense blackheads that I cant seem to eradicate on my nose and one or two zits monthly that don’t go away easily but both of those issues are easily covered hah. My blackheads are so bad and have been for years I’ve pretty much given up on clearing them! I’m using 2% salycic acid on them daily, thinking of switching to a SA and glyocolic acid combo product?

have you tried using a facewash with SA in it? i find they work quite well 🙂 Personally i think to get rid of blackhead, it takes a chemical scrub rather than physical scrub since the blackhead are smaller than normal scrubs so chemical scrubs can get to them easier 🙂

water changes the SA’s pH so it’s NOT effective in a facewash, plus, it would take a lot of time for the SA to work, while washing your face takes a couple of minutes

If you have a dermatologist, check to see if they carry a skin care line that has a SA product with a higher concentration. I use one from Image Skincare called Clear Cell Medicated Acne Masque that has a 5% SA concentration and it works wonderfully!

I’m not super happy with my skincare routine. I wish I could find an exfoliator or exfoliator and moisturizer combo that would completely combat flakes/cracked looking skin. I also am looking for a good moisturizer for under the eyes…something that won’t irritate my eyes, but that will hydrate, and help the way lines look. I’m also still on the hunt for a moisturizer that fully sinks, but is still intensely hydrating. I just feel like I never know what to look for or what’s best, and since I have limited options…it’s just a huge pain, haha. I’ll end my whining session.

NO! My biggest issues: dry patches, oily skin, acne breakouts and laugh lines (I’m 37). My oily skin has gotten a bit better with Michael Todds Oil Absorbing Lotion but the rest of the acne kit was MEH! I still break out with acne and nothing seems to help. I have dry patches yet I have oily skin (I know, right?) and the left side laugh line is so much worse that the right side laugh line. I’m just a mess. Some of the products I use do help but I can’t use them everyday or else my skin gets so overwhelmed. One day I’ll find the perfect fit.

* My acne did get better with medication from my dermo but I HATE taking pills. I may get back on it if things don’t change.

Have you tried Paula’s.Choice skin balancing kit? Changed my life (oily skin, flakes, acne, 34yo). Just a suggestion. No I’m not a rep for.them or anything like that. just a loyal fan.

I had similar skin issues (I’m 37) and I’ll second the Paula’s Choice recommendation. I still have a fairly oily skin, but using a combination of the balancing, BHA and anti-aging products (resist line, used preemptively) over the past year has really improved my skin.

Have you tried jojoba oil? It’s said to mimic skins natural sebum. You may actually have dry skin that is overcompensating by secreting excess sebum that is clogging your pores. It’s pretty inexpensive, and a drop is pretty much all I need to cover my entire face, any more can feel a bit greasy. This doesn’t work for everyone, but it doesn’t cost alot & the oil can also be used on the hair or body. I broke out a bit the first week, but after a bit of research, I found it was common, as the skin needs to adjust; the end results were worth the inconvenience of a few zits.

I’m pretty much using a chemical-free routine, and my pores have decreased dramatically since I changed about a month ago. I’ve stopped using parabens and pthalates(sp?), at least in cleansing & moisturizing, but I am on the hunt for an organic sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45. Does anyone have any suggestions?


My skin is really behaving at the moment and for the last 6 months. Im using Trilogy sensitive face wash, Trilogy sensitive moisturing cream, Simple Toner + Antipodes Eye cream.

+ also Garnier BB cream(however it does go oily on me halfway through the day) I use Mac powder to set the BB cream.

My skin- Normal (as in not dry, not that oily) + sensitive at times. It used to be oily and have loads of acne but its all cleared up!

–> Even though i know its just a skincare routine discussion- I truly believe Diet/Water Intake/Exercise/Being happy and of course skincare reflect your skins health.. you cant expect your skin to be perfect if you eat crappy food.

Great tip! I was thinking of trying trilogy products since I use their rosehip oil and find it amazing! I have sensitive skin – combination and, using this at night, I was able to compensate my skin of the oil control lotions i’ve been using during the day.

I’m in a skincare funk right now.

I would love to try some new things – and have a few in mind – but can’t afford to try a whole bunch of products. Which sucks because I don’t mind shelling out serious cash for something that works, but I do mind going broke buying a dozen overpriced products that don’t work!

Never have been once in my life. I have acne prone skin and I’m very fair, so when blemishes heal they leave a mark. I’ve tried so many products and nothing has ever worked. I’m using a kit from Avon right now that’s actually better than Proactiv, but it’s still not ideal.

Glycolic acid (AHA) helps to fade post-acne marks quite quickly 🙂 Paula’s Choice has a weekly glycolic treatment available if the marks are really bothering you. Not affiliated, just a suggestion!

I would say 75% satisfied! My skin looks great now but ever since I stopped taking hormonal birth control, it can vary depending on the time of the month. I would love to be able to afford the Clarisonic but that’s not going to happen! Maybe I’ll try out its cheaper cousin from Olay.

I am loving my eye cream, Clinique’s All About Eyes Rich, which really helps with my dark circles and tiny fine lines under my eyes. I’m also becoming religious with my sunscreen and am pretty happy with Neutrogena’s face sunscreen products.

Definitely not satisfied with mine. My skin has gotten so much oilier and not sure what’s good to control it. Anyone used Dermalogica? Any thoughts? I’m thinking about trying it.

Hello all,
I recently started using the Lancome skincare system. I have dry combination skin with some discoloration and wanted to try to focus more on my skin since I have typically focused more on makeup in the past. I like it a lot so far. I am using the galate confort facial cleanser, the hydrating toner, and the BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 LOTION in the day time and their BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL Night creme before bed. I have also started using their dark spot corrector and have seen minimal improvements in my discoloration but its been too early to tell much. So all of that to say, so far so good!

I’m about 97% satisfied with my skincare routine. The only thing that bothers me is that I sometimes shed flakes of skin on my temples and around my eyebrows, though I don’t know what would fix that. I’ve been using the acne.org regimen for several years, and now that I’ve thrown in a couple extra products it’s been keeping my skin completely clear. Currently, the products I’m using every morning and night are (in this order): Liquid Neutrogena cleanser, Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2, Acne.org BP gel, Acne.org AHA+, and Boscia Oil-free Daily Hydration SPF 15 (morning)/Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion (night). These products together have worked wonders for my skin!

I am pretty pleased with my skincare routine. I am eighteen and combination/oily. I used to have acne but it has cleared up completely because of using birth control and tazorac retinoid. Here are the products I use every day:

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or Philosophy Exfoliating Wash
Jack Black Double Duty moisturizer SPF 20
100% Pure coffee bean eye cream

Olay Sensitive Face Wash
Cerave lotion
Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream
Tazorac Retinoid

So not happy right now, LOL. I was fine with my old routine until my citrus sensitivity gave me hives, followed by intense dryness that my usual “safe for sensitive skin” products couldn’t cope with. Tried Aquaphor on derm’s rec – did nothing. Tried switching to cleansing oils, using a Eucerin cream… dryness, scaling and mad itchiness that woke me up during a night eased up, but now my entire face is swollen! Am seeing the derm on Friday – probably need medication of some sort.

But yeah, before all that, I was very happy, LOL. Blasted oranges and their tempting deliciousness. 🙁

I’m happy with my routine. I rarely get breakouts, they’re hormonal when I do, my skin rarely seems too dry or oily, and I can’t complain about any aspect of the products I use.

I’m pretty sure I am developing rosacea, though, but that’s a medical issue I’m going to have to book an appointment with a dermatologist for. 🙁

For you girls with dry skin I highly suggest you try the embryolisse line. It’s the best! The laite – cream concentrate(24 hour miracle cream) is AMAZING

Yes I am ! I use good moisturizers, firming creams when needed and my skin seems to be ok. I am on lithium carbonate and it gives me a very dry skin so I choose my skincare very carefully.

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