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Beauty products that actually work

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Ms T, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Saffy I haven't done this, but apparently if you email Deciem with your key concerns and your brand choice they'll send you an individual regime.
     
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  2. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on topical shit when breastfeeding? I'm so over my fucking face.
     
  3. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh


    right I have just got that one, theres a proper learning curve to application and it squirts out loads cus it's well fluid, you proper dont need much, am still getting to grips with it it'll feel oily on the skin for a bit and you might need to mix it with something else, putting it on damp skin well helps but it'll sting more if you get sensitivity (i cant talk about that cus my skin is apparently dead despite getting sporadic jawline hives which i reckon is weed pollen) - a spray bottle of water is good cus vit c is soluble in water - it does feel gritty but not like face scrub, more like if you rub toothpaste between yer fingers and feel the micro grains

    if you dont get on with it and want easy the ascorbyl glucoside or the silicone emulsion would be the ones, but it confuses me tbh cus silicone is a barrier - forgot to add theres a magnesium one as well


    oh and in regard to sunscreen - you only get 1% more protection at SPF50 than SPF30 so 30 is more than enough

    and the whole water + vit c = bad is just for shelf life, not on yer face for 12 hours incase anyones wondering

    disclaiiimerrrr I aint qualified in fuck all skin related i just get really high and read things about products << which is more than caroline does LoL she just sniffs em
     
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  4. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    acid exfoliators, sunscreen, niacinamide is good for pigmentation iirc and the alpha arbutin from ordinary is for that as well, vitamin c, the alpha lipoic acid is really good for brightening but stronggggg < not all at the same time obviously and of course retinoids

    if you focus on evening out the skintone then you wont look as old - hyperpigmentation as you age is from sun damage like 20 years before that
     
  5. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh


    whats up with it?
     
  6. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    sunscreen, anyone who knows me knows my skin and the sun aren't exactly best friends :D

    pengaleng and anyone else - any recommendations for a moisturiser that has sunscreen in it that isn't too heavy?

    I don't use factor 50 except on holiday, and that 1% can make a difference :D but then I have skin that should be in scandinavia in the winter :oops:
     
  7. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    My routine is fairly similar to this. I mix Vit C with The Ordinary Ferulic Acid in the mornings and don't use Buffet, just Hyarulonic Acid.

    In the evenings I use Buffet and not hyaluronic acid, retinoid with squalane and rosehip oil. Sometimes replace the oil with an overnight mask - either an Emma Hardie one or my newest love which is by Korres - wild rose sleeping facial cream. I got a small tube in the M&S advent beauty calendar and it's amazing. I will probably treat myself to a full-sized tub once it's finished. I don't use acid every night any more as my skin didn't like it. Probably a few times a week.
     
  8. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'd use a separate sunscreen. La Roche Posay is good.
     
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  9. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    thanks. Vit c morning was what I was thinking but wasn't sure. I've never used retinoids in the day.
     
  10. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    It was all new to me too, I started using stuff from the Ordinary about a year ago, before then I didn't use anything, and still have weeks when i couldn't be bothered. Still find cleansing a faff and am just using water after having run out of whatever it was I was using.
     
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  11. Rebelda

    Rebelda Gas Mark 4 on the Lovely Oven

    Urea like from piss?
     
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  12. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Ugh. Spots. Red. Mainly.
     
  13. Flipstick

    Flipstick Bargain basement Helen Mirren

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  14. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Ooh like the sound of The Ordinary stuff and it’s not too spendy. A friend uses Environ but I think that is very expensive.
     
  15. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    I knew SOMEONE was gonna go urea is piss, most urea now is synthetic, it's in your skin anyway
     
  16. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

  17. Rebelda

    Rebelda Gas Mark 4 on the Lovely Oven

    Really? Cool. I guess it makes sense that it's in the lymphatic system. Biology :cool:
     
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  18. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

  19. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

  20. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh


    ahhhh I just remembered why separate is better, it's cus generally people dont apply enough moisturiser with SPF included for it to be effective
     
  21. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

  22. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    I need to get a decent hand fan for helping serum to dry, currently using a box lid, fans are helpful as well if acids make you tingle just fan yer face to relieve it
     
  23. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I need a concealer , I was using Bare Minerals but wasn’t impressed though I did use it unhappily till it ran out. I look at my eyes and see bags & dark circles.

    Any suggestions please? I have never tried Touche Eclat (not sure if spelling right there?) which I’m tempted to.
     
  24. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

  25. Sapphireblue

    Sapphireblue Well-Known Member

    i've been using Boots no7 concealer (can't remember exactly the brand but it's in a stick). happy enough with it.

    touche eclat is a highlighter really, i want something more matt that doesn't draw attention to the area.
     
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  26. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    I know benefit erase paste is good for circles, I dont really know whats available atm cus I havent bought make up for ages

    ideally you'd want a peach toned corrector and layer it under foundation it will give better results
     
  27. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    oh I just learned off baggott that the vitamin c in the day shouldnt be used over 10% IN THE DAYTIME, so you might wanna look at another antioxidant like ferulic acid or EUK for the daytime if your vitamin C is higher in percentage and use it at night

    more inclined to listen to her cus shes got a science degree
     
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  28. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Have a leaking boiler so it’s likely to be the £4 Collection 2000!
     
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  29. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    aqua has your vitamin c come yet?

    I keep watching these videos where the people reviewing get like harsh burning and tingling off it

    i think my skin might be deadf tbh i cant feel fuckin anything when i put it on just like slight barely anything so i am like wtf youtube video??? like I know literally everyone says they got sensitive skin but like rarely anyone actually has truly sensitive skin but this is ridiculous

    i tried it loads of different ways as well, adding to moisturiser is nicest one

    i cant think straight atm but it's bothering me that it might give you a reaction because it's pure L ascorbic acid and the profect and perfect only has a derivative of it, so it has the capacity to feel really different
     
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  30. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    It's arrived but I've not tried it yet. Been hit by a stomach bug. Will try at the weekend when I can wash it off again quick if I hate it :D thanks for the heads up :)
     
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