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40+ Skincare....what are you using?

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Only1scoop Wed 26-Mar-14 18:09:37

And how good is it?

I'm 41 with slightly sensitive complexion ....a few crows feet and skin feeling dehydrated....

Just finished my Decleor eye cream and moisturiser and feel like I need something richer....maybe a serum.

Are you using anything fab at the moment?....looking for a day cream....night cream....eye cream <and anything else fab>smile

I use clarins cleanser and toner but have run out if everything else....

A race against 'wrinkling' timeblush

Thanks very much.

YNK Wed 26-Mar-14 18:13:03

Retin A Creme.
Nothing else is scientifically proven to work!

HellonHeels Wed 26-Mar-14 18:32:06

I've got very sensitive skin and previously only ever used Simple moisturiser.

Just started using this range www.superdrug.com/skin/skin-phase-2/icat/bs-bphase2 a couple of weeks ago and it's made a big difference to appearance of my skin. I don't believe any creams etc will get rid of wrinkles but this range has definitely improved the skin's look and feel. It's a reasonable price and I've had no reactions.

Only1scoop Wed 26-Mar-14 18:42:50

Many thanks ill have a look into both if those.

Only1scoop Wed 26-Mar-14 18:43:18

Sorry 'of'

Floisme Wed 26-Mar-14 19:32:58

My skin has become very sensitive so now I just use either wheatgerm oil, coconut oil or almond oil as cleanser, moisturiser and eye 'cream'. I also use an Origins sunscreen which I believe has now been discontinued so no idea what I will try when that has gone! Sometimes I also use Dr Organic Olive Oil moisturiser from Holland and Barrett.

My skin has responded well so I'm happy but then I am very, very sceptical about what creams can do. If any of them actually made a difference, you wouldn't be able to buy them over the counter anyway. Retin A is the only anti aging product I know of that seems to have any real science behind it and guess what, you need a prescription!

lurkingaround Wed 26-Mar-14 20:02:42

Retin A but I can only use it twice or thrice a week. Quite irritant to my skin.
SPF50 every day.
Skip your toner, use water, that'll save some money. I'm not a fan or buyer of expensive creams so I haven't much more advice. A moisturiser with glycolic acid would help brighten your skin, and possibly stimulate a bit of collagen production.

Creamycoolerwithcream Wed 26-Mar-14 20:09:07

I'm 45 with mega sensitive skin. I use Clinique soap, clarifying lotion and superdefense moisturiser. I use nivea q10 night cream at night. I also use clinique eye cream and 7 day scrub once a week which is a very gentle face scrub. I would recommend all these products.

Pasithea Wed 26-Mar-14 20:09:35

Garner ultra lift is good I get lots of compliments about my skin.

somersethouse Wed 26-Mar-14 20:10:13

YSL Forever Young serum. I think it came out about a year ago.
It is a miracle. It has also won every science award going. It is ££££££££'s though, but I would not, could not be without it. I don't bother with moisturiser on top. I put it on at night and in the morning, let it sink in and work its magic.

LindaMcCartneySausage Wed 26-Mar-14 20:10:51

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, Dermologica Daily Microfoliant to exfoliate each morning in the shower, Ren moisturiser

Ponyphysio Wed 26-Mar-14 20:11:57

M&S skin hydrating oil at night - only 9.50 a bottle, and just as nice as the Decleor oils for a quarter of the price!!

Protect and Perfect Intense range. I have really sensitive skin and it suits me. If I don't use it for a few days I notice the difference in my skin. I'm 40.

somersethouse Wed 26-Mar-14 20:15:10

The Estee Lauder Adanced serum is very good. I used to use this too. The YSL one though, honestly is even better.

The lady in JL selling it (YSL) showed me her hands and said she had been putting a tiny bit on the back of one of her hands every day for a month or so, to see if it really, really worked. It was amazing! She had one hand of a 25 year old and one of a 60 year old! (which she is)

If I could afford to use it as hand lotion I would.

MmeMorrible Wed 26-Mar-14 20:19:05

My skin is going backwards. Having had dry sensitive skin all through my 20s and 30s, I now have oily, spot prone skin and have gone from using sensitive ranges of Chanel, Estee and Clarins to teenage brands like Neutrogena and Clean and Clear!

nilbyname Wed 26-Mar-14 20:23:37

Oil cleansing method with sweet almond oil most nights, no7 micro derma scrub 2 \week, glycolic acid face stuff once a week,

Everyday I wear Lancôme genefique serum no7 lift and laminate moisturiser, then ultra face sun block- it's a Swiss brand.

I have been told I have lovely skin. I should hope so, it's a lot of work!!!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Mar-14 20:25:34

Hugely sensitive skin here and Aldi restorative day and night creams are fantastic and better than Clarins.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Mar-14 20:26:41

Oh and after years of hot cloth cleansing I've started using micellar water and my skin looks fantastic, it's transformed it!

sj73 Wed 26-Mar-14 20:28:28

Mia clarisonic, Neal's yard facial wash, some alpha h stuff, weekly glycolic acid peels and I've just started Retin A. Hoping for a miracle!

I'm 43 this year & Superdrugs vitamin E cream has been great for my skin.
I use the day & night cream.Cheap too grin

Only1scoop Wed 26-Mar-14 20:32:12

Oooo thanks so much all....going to have a good read through....fancy trying lots of these.

So interesting also reading about our different skin regimens....loads I hadn't even thought of....

Fantastic smile

Only1scoop Wed 26-Mar-14 20:33:47

Sj what glycolic peel are you using....how long do they take to apply....do they leave you really red?

Thanks

nilbyname Wed 26-Mar-14 20:43:13

I use bravura acid peel, as recommended on here!

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 26-Mar-14 20:48:05

How much is the YSL serum??

I use Estée Lauder advanced night serum and REN hydrating serum for daytime. Then boots protect and perfect day and night cream, and their eye cream.

Happy enough with them but went for a consultation at Clarins recently and impressed with their new serum

In the past I have used Liz Earle and Judith Williams, but was given an Elemis set at christmas and can see a difference after using their cleansing balm and marine cream

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