Friday, February 27th, 2009

Survey Says

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How often to you change up your skincare?: [answer]
Is more expensive skincare worth it?: [answer]
Best cream for your skin?: [answer]

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21 thoughts on “Survey Says… February 27th, 2009

  1. sprut

    1. It depends on how my skin is doing. If it’s doing well than I will leave it alone whereas if it’s breaking out I will try something new.
    2. Yes!
    3. I haven’t found my ideal one yet but at the moment I like clinique’s moisture surge and plain, old vitamin e cream.

  2. KaylaK

    1) I have actually been trying some Renee Rouleau and LUSH products at the moment, still seeing what is working the best!
    2)Depends on the results, I do tend to favor more dept store skin care just since it’s easier to have the tester to mess with and also the return policies are a little bit easier.
    3) Clinique SuperDefense SPF 25 for Comb. Oily to Oily skin hands down!

  3. If I find something I like I stick with it.
    yes! you only get one set of skin, take care of it!
    Clinique dramatically different GEL!

  4. How often to you change up your skincare?: whenever it seems to stop working…aka. my skin has now gotten used to it
    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: depends on the amount of goodness…goodness to me = ingredients that nourish and are good for the skin,i’m a big believer in natural plant based products!
    Best cream for your skin?:I have no clue…whatever doesn’t make my chin breakout overnight…or gives me big zits over like a period of a week. Cetaphil has been workin well!

  5. Emm

    1. I change is frequently because it seems that the more times I use a product the more my skin gets used to it and it doesn’t seem to work as well.
    2. Depends, because I have tried Clinique, Proactive, Philosophy, Mario Badescu, Clean+Clear, Nuetrogena, and various Rx’s. Some are worth it, some aren’t it is really dependent on your skin.
    3. Clinique Dramatically different Gel

  6. Kathleen

    How often to you change up your skincare?: recently I have been changing things…but usually if I find something I like, I stick with it

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: Yes, but I am not talking about something from Guerlain that’s over $400 per jar. Yes in the sense that there are brands and products out there that are just amazing for your skin, but cost a bit more. They are worth it, absolutely. When I was abit younger and used all those drug store brands, they are not only useless, but they damage your skin big time. (i.e. the infamous St. Ives Apricot scrub) Now that I have been using Caudalie, Murad, and Juice Beauty, I truly find that my skin is better than ever.

    Best cream for your skin?: I have a couple. Since I have very oily skin I like Bliss Steep Clean Mattifier, Clinique Moisture Surge is not bad, and Murad Sking Perfecting Lotion.

  7. How often to you change up your skincare?: Whenever I find something better than what I’m already using.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: If it’s Guerlain…ABSOLUTELY!!!!

    Best cream for your skin?: Guerlain – their Aqua line and Orchidee line is so amazing. I’ve never had such instantaneous changes in my skin’s hydration, texture, clearness, etc. – not with Chanel or Dior or BE or Philosophy or MAC or Lancome or anything (yep, tried them all)! The samples I got from them are what I tried at first, and the results were just incredible!

  8. carriespooner

    How often to you change up your skincare?: I’m a seasonal changer.
    I don’t vary much anymore since I do retin-a and Glyc peels. I’m always on the lookout for a HG moisturizer.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: Yes and no. I use Retin-A from medsmex.com so it’s cheap. I use salt to exfoliate. I make my own Vitamin c serum. However.. ask me to use drugstore stuff.. I won’t.
    I don’t think that just because a product is pricey that makes it good. I read the recipe for LaMer online. It’s not hard. However..
    I like Purity made simple cleanser and it’s not cheap. It just depends. I research everything.

    Best cream for your skin?: Eqyptian Magic by a mile.

    It was good enough for the bees and cleopatra. It’s the best product I’ve ever used. I use it on alternate nights of my retin-a.

    I’ll also use raw shea butter.

  9. hi

    How often do you change your skincare? I’ll switch around the facial cleansers from exfoliating to moisturizing regularly, I ALWAYS use aveeno moisturizer in the beige bottle with a waterprint of a leaf and the earthy green cap, and sometimes a little anti-aging cream on the eye area.
    Is more expensive skincare worth it? Not really – there are only so many skincare ingredients out there, and the only between difference a certain drugstore product versus a certain high-end product is concentration of the active ingredient. You can always find drugstore dupes of high-end skincare products that are cheaper and of equal or sometimes greater quality.
    Best cream for your skin? Garnier Nutritionisse in the wide apple-green glass jar with a white lid. It made my skin SO smooth and soft! AND the anti-aging worked seriously well. Fine lines were gone within a month.

  10. How often do you change your skincare? Rarely
    I have my set of basics that I stick to because of my overly active oily/acneic skin. If I think about getting stressed, I break out. As time moves forward, I have more “concerns” to consider so I have to be careful with whatever I add to the mix.

    Is more expensive skin care worth it? For me, it depends on the product. I have been using La Roche Posay for years and can see the difference. Bottom line, when most people truly don’t believe my age, the price is worth every penny.

    Best cream for your skin?
    La Roche Posay Active C
    There is two formulas – one for oily/combination and another for dry

    A little bit is all you need to make your skin look brighter, help lighten dark spots, moisturize and smooth out the skin with out and type of greasy shine

  11. How often to you change up your skincare?: Either when I run out of the products I use and want to try something new or if my current products aren’t working for me anymore.
    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: It would seem so, but the products that are worth it to me are the ones that are effective. I guess it would depend on everyones skin and how it works/reacts to any brand of skincare products affordable or not.
    Best cream for your skin?: So far Clinique Moisture Surge has been doing an excellent job for me. No paraben so nothing clogs my pores, meaning I don’t breakout, plus it feels light to me so I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all.

  12. Kayc

    1) How often to you change up your skincare?:
    – When I run out of my current skincare and I heard great reviews about a certain product, I usually go out and try it. I also usually change the type of skin care I use depending on the season. For winter, I opt for more moisturizing, softening, etc. products, while during summer I look for something lighter.

    2) Is more expensive skincare worth it?:
    – It really depends on the formulation. Some drugstore skincare products either work just as well, or better than more expensive, “high-end” skincare products. It varies for every skintype, and also for each individual’s budget!

    3) Best cream for your skin?:
    – So far I am liking the Philosophy line. My skincare products are all from Philosophy – from facial cleansers (Purity Made Simple, Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash), moisturizer (Hope In a Jar), and makeup primer (The Present Clear Makeup)

  13. Grace

    1) How often to you change up your skincare?: I’ve been a long-time fan of Biotherm, but I realized that it wasn’t the best for me. Now I try a lot of samples, and when I try something I like, I normally buy the full-size product.
    2) Is more expensive skincare worth it?: Depends on results. Olay is fabulous as a cheaper line of skincare. Cleansers are the only thing I ‘skimp’ on — as long as they’re not drying.
    3) Best cream for your skin?: I haven’t found the best product (due to my weird combination skin: dry T-zone + oily cheeks), but some of my favorites are Estee Lauder (Day Wear) and Olay (Definity & Total Effects).

  14. 1) I don’t. Now that I’ve found what’s right for me, I’m really not willing to change it up unless my skin goes through some drastic changes that cause what I’m using now to not work anymore.

    2) No. I use cold-process hand-poured soap and scrub from Etsy. I mix my own moisturizer. I have found a couple products from Sephora and The Body Shop that I like, but in the search for my HG skincare routine, I definitely did not find that more expensive meant more effective.

    3) I use a half-half mixture of jojoba oil and olive squalane with a bit of chamomile essential oil mixed in. (And I add some lavender essential oil in the summertime.)

  15. Diyana

    How often to you change up your skincare?:
    I change it up when i finish or when it isn’t working for my skin.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?:
    I’m still not sure about this. I used La mer and La prairie products before this and they do work wonders in ways of their own but there’s always something missing. So I’ve since then devoted myself to finding drugstore products that will either give me the same or better results, not because of the credit crunch. It’s because I have faith and believe that a cheaper product can give me the same results and so far it’s been a good journey.

    Best cream for your skin?:
    I layer my creams over rose hip oil and everything seems to work out well :) I havent really found a hg cream but if my skin acts up i alwys seem to return to aesop’s parsley seed anti oxidant cream.

  16. anonymous

    How often to you change up your skincare?: not very often
    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: sometimes
    Best cream for your skin?: Korres Wild Rose 24 hour Moisturizer

  17. How often to you change up your skincare?: Not so very often.
    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: Sometimes
    Best cream for your skin?: L

  18. Julie

    How often to you change up your skincare?: Whenever there are new updates as to new ingredients etc. My skin don’t seem to be tired of a line, so I stick with what my cosmetologist recommend me.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: yes I believe so. There are a lot of hoax products out there, but some are well worth the extra money, due to they acutally invented and have patend on some great new stuff.. and it is not for free!!!

    Best cream for your skin?: I am very very happy with MD Formulations for lotions and corrections and pleased with Priori, who makes CoffeeBerry and Ibedenone, and are the only brand to carry the new invention of Ibedenone. It has a EPF value of 95%, Environmental Protection Factor, just like SPF is aginst sun damage, Ibedenone protect your skin from everything BUT the sun.
    CoffeeBerry thingten up skin immedeately and in long term use as well. 100% naturally.

  19. jess

    How often to you change up your skincare?: I only buy skincare when I run out of what I’m using or if I have a ridiculously huge breakout that won’t go away. So maybe 3 times a year.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: Definitely! I need to try out everything before I buy– so definitely department store skin care for me. I have wasted lots of money on drugstore moisturizers I hate and throw away! I will occasionally buy a cheap cleanser at Target if I’m broke or a spot blemish treatment–2% salicylic acid is the same no matter what brand!

    Best cream for your skin?: I love Clinique Superdefense for Oily skin and Lancome Bienfait Multi Vital for winter and Lancome Aqua Fusion during the summer months. I use Estee Lauder Night Repair and Clinique Super rescue for oily skin at night.

  20. How often to you change up your skincare?: As often as necessary, which isn’t often. My skin is very sensitive and doesn’t take well to new stuff. I recently (a month ago) added toner to my routine with positive results.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: For me, usually no. My favorite mask is under three dollars, and my skin is too sensitive to try out a lot of stuff. My favorite moisturizer can get a little pricey, depending on the size ( Kiehl’s Ultra) but I have two less pricey backups to alternate with so that I don’t always feel the pinch.

    Best cream for your skin?: Don’t use one. I try to remember to use either jojoba oil, palm oil, or shea butter as a night moisturizer.

  21. virginia

    How often to you change up your skincare?: I work for lancome, so i am constantly getting new skincare, i wouldnt keep anything for over a good year.

    Is more expensive skincare worth it?: i think it really depends on hygiene and genes, i have known ppl(customers) who spent alot of money on their skin and its horrible yet some ppl use nothing and they have beautiful skin….

    Best cream for your skin?: HydraZen by Lancome, i run home from work so i can wash my face then put that on, the day and night cremes are the best. Before i used Nivea and never had a problem, and would go back to it too :)