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I want to know more about The Ordinary products. I went on their website but found it all scientific info and assuming visitor had a base knowledge of retinol and their products.
Have no idea where to start. Could someone walk me through it all in simple terms?
I'm 30s and currently use boots protect and perfect serum as my anti aging product. I was about to switch and try Advanced Night Repair but watched the BBC truth about programme saying retinol products work.
Also - if I have to use sun protection everyday when using retinol products then which one would people recommend?
I'm planning to go to their London store next week to get advice. Have never used anything from there before and interested in something for my hands, neck & face. Has anybody got experience of the store and staff advice there?
I watched the programme too, the advice was to start on 0.1% and let your skin get used to it, then gradually start building up (0.2% - 0.3% etc) I am surprised you are straight onto 2% Aridane did you buy the pure retinol or a retinol based product?
I am still on 0.1% Retinol drops from The Ordinary and am quite happy with that for now, my skin was looking really tired at Xmas so i made it my mission to sort out my skin and dry hair in 2018. I have been using it for about 3 weeks, and i think i can already start to feel the benefit. My wrinkles haven't disappeared overnight but my skin does look fresher.
Marthasharbour are you using a daily sunscreen now?
Neither my usual moisturiser or foundation contain one and as I like these I don't really want to change them and would rather buy an additional sunscreen product but not sure how sunscreen standalone product would work under makeup?
I'm sure I heard that if you have a moisturiser or foundation with sunscreen built in then you have to wear tons of it for it to have any real protection effect anyway?
I am using Heliocare which is factor 50, it is also a primer. I got it from Beauty and the Boutique from Facebook ads, the lady who is the owner/promoter seemed a bit annoying at first but I warmed to her when she did the make up free tutorials
Evening use does NOT do away with the need for SPF. Retinoids and retinols change the nature of the skin so it is more vulnerable generally, it's not a case of the product itself reacting with sunlight. If you use any vitamin A product then you MUST use sun protection or you will end up with more damage than when you started.