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What do they actually do? I'm 47, not many lines, a bit saggy under my chin as I've lost weight, I look a bit grey, and thread veins round my nose. Will they improve any of this...clueless. One thing I'm going to try is face exercises.
My experience is they take a while to build up to.
When I first used them they did leave me red and sore if I used them every day. So I cut down to twice a week, then gradually built up. Now I use them twice a day most days and also a retinol cream 3/4 times a week. I am in my 50s and used to have very red , blotchy skin but yesterday I realised when I got home I had been out all day in the sunshine with no concealer or foundation and I looked great, smooth, even and glowy.
Koala , I use them after washing but before moisturiser. Following Mii's post I'm going to cut down to twice a week, red and bumpy describes me too. I'd love the glow. I think they're a posh exfoliator.
The Clinique no.3 clarifying lotion (toner) does the same job. We were taught to advise clients to build up to using it every day as it could be too harsh on skin which not 'used' to being exfoliated daily.
N and F do a face scrub too I believe which DD swears by. Can also highly recommend Garnier Moisture Bomb face mask. You put it on like a surgical mask thingy for 15 minutes and afterwards your face looks ironed!!!