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yonnie8 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:48:55

I want DD to use a serum and I was wondering if Estee Lauder anti aging serum would make much difference to her?

This is her skincare routine she has been following since she was little:
Wash with warm flannel
Rice water
Yuja niacin melatin inhibiting gel cream
White in milk moisture cream
White in milk sun cream
Skinzen sun stick (for reapplication every 2 hours)
Atopalm kids facial sun pact (for reapplications during winter)

Cleansing oil (to remove all layers of sun cream)
Esfolio egg cleansing foam
Rice water
Yuja nicin brightening sleeping mask

I was thinking of using the serum as part of her night routine but Estee Lauder's serum is an anti aging one so I was wondering if her skin would just stay the same as she's very young. Would Beauty of Joseon Calming serum be a better option?
What are your thoughts? Did anti aging serums work for your children?

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Readandwalk Sat 31-Oct-20 21:50:13

What age is she? Sounds onerous for an adult. Bit of suncream will suffice.

yonnie8 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:55:25

@Readandwalk She's 9. Honestly it is not that much compared to mine. In my country we start skincare from birth. DD will be starting puberty soon so I want to make sure she has a good skincare routine to avoid spots.
I have had a very elaborate skincare routine since I was little and I've never had a single wrinkle or spot (I'm 41) so I want to do the same for her.

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Readandwalk Sat 31-Oct-20 22:59:19

Good for you.

CommunistLegoBloc Sat 31-Oct-20 23:52:32


throwaway100000 Sat 31-Oct-20 23:53:57

Why does a 9 year old need skin brightening products?hmm Or even anti aging products?

Just get her a cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen and leave it at that

WithTheJonses Sat 31-Oct-20 23:54:35

Ehhhhh? She doesn't need any of that shite at 9yo ffs!! Soap and water will do just fine!

throwaway100000 Sat 31-Oct-20 23:56:38

Jesus Christ, at least 4 of those products are skin brightening in some form. The “white in” products seem to be skin bleaching?

What country are you from? I feel sorry for your daughter.

DramaAlpaca Sat 31-Oct-20 23:59:39

A child of 9 will have beautiful skin naturally and doesn't need any of that other than sunscreen in summer.

Mind you I've always been a soap and water plus a bit of moisturiser kind of woman. But I've great skin with no wrinkles in my 50s, so I must be doing something right.

Fittata Sun 01-Nov-20 00:00:39

This is seriously worrying.

noseresearch Sun 01-Nov-20 00:05:04

No dermatologist would recommend this routine, especially when your DD is only 9!

Only cleanser, moisturiser and spf are necessary

(Unless your DD actually had a skin condition - but if that were the case just see a dermatologist and get prescription treatment)

throwaway100000 Sun 01-Nov-20 00:06:44

Sorry but I really hope this is a troll. If not, why are you forcing your child to bleach her skin and lighten it? Amounts to child abuse surely?

noseresearch Sun 01-Nov-20 00:07:51

A 9 year old shouldn’t even be worrying about anti aging (I mean your post almost sound like you’re trolling OP) but SPF is one of the best anti aging topical anyway, with plenty of rigorous scientific evidence. Unlike Estee Lauder’s seum hmm

bluebluezoo Sun 01-Nov-20 00:14:05

want DD to use a serum and I was wondering if Estee Lauder anti aging serum would make much difference to her?

What does your dd want?

Your skin is less likely to be due to an elaborate routine and more to good genetics. I never do more than soap, water and moisturiser, never have. My skin is fine.

Have you really never had “a single wrinkle or spot”? Do you not have smile lines or forehead creases? Are you saying you still look like a teenager?

QueenPaws Sun 01-Nov-20 00:16:23

She doesn't need a serum, but if you're going to add one anyway then the calming one would be a better option

White in this sense isn't skin bleaching, it's a common in Korean skin care for meaning brightening, its not going to bleach her skin

QueenPaws Sun 01-Nov-20 00:18:39

Article about skin whitening products if anyone wants to read. I use a lot of whitening stuff as I like Korean skin care and it's not bleaching, it's effectively a bad translation...

WishICouldThinkOfAGoodName Sun 01-Nov-20 00:22:10

This is crazy... let her be a child and not worry about a skincare regime that women/girls have been conditioned to believe in. How many boys her age are concerned do you think?

DameCelia Sun 01-Nov-20 00:30:15

@WishICouldThinkOfAGoodName it sounds like the op is Korean, in which case boys of her daughter's age will be following exactly the same regime.

ThatScottishGirl Sun 01-Nov-20 00:36:32

Quite fascinated by that @DameCelia. I know skincare is a think in Korea but even for young children? Wow.

yonnie8 Sun 01-Nov-20 00:41:22

@DameCelia Yes I am Korean. Skincare in Korea is the same for both genders- the products are for both genders here. It does depend on the parent but most Koreans will start extensive skincare routines much earlier than other countries.
We are very beauty conscious so we make sure that our children get good skincare habits and nice skin. I won't make my daughter do this but some people even let their 10 year olds get double eyelid surgery (one of my nieces did). So serum is not that strange to us.
I hope this explains a bit.

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QueenPaws Sun 01-Nov-20 00:41:55

@ThatScottishGirl yeah, from teeny tiny it's a big thing. Especially SPF
I mean I don't think cleansing and SPF is a bad thing to do. Soap and water is fine but drier skin and young skin often needs something mild

yonnie8 Sun 01-Nov-20 00:42:26

@ThatScottishGirl You can get facial spa treatment for toddlers here so yes, skincare starts as a baby NOT when you are 40.

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ThatScottishGirl Sun 01-Nov-20 00:44:15

So interesting I must read about this.

yonnie8 Sun 01-Nov-20 00:46:29

@bluebluezoo Correct. I have no smile lines or forehead creases. Look at some pictures of Korean actors/actresses you will see that some 40 year olds have not aged much at all since they were 20.
When I first came to the UK it was so hard to guess peoples' ages. I had a coworker who I thought was the same age as me by appearance but turned out to be 15 years younger than me.

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QueenPaws Sun 01-Nov-20 00:46:33

Think I started with skincare about 9, because that's when my periods started and I had acne
I guess I don't see the harm in cleansing and moisturising and SPF even at an early age, some children have drier skin and could do with it, and getting into a routine of washing your face isn't a bad thing!
Mine was more the paint stripper type acne lotions though blush

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