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Retinol - the ordinary - please help!

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Adoodoobydoo Sat 24-Feb-18 22:09:47

After reading advice on this board I've decided to buy a retinol product from The Ordinary. I've just gone to their website and they have a few different retinol products listed. Which do I get?

I want it to help reduce/slow down the development of fine lines and wrinkles that have appeared around my eyes and on my forehead since a long term illness caused me to lose quite a lot of weight. I'm 30 years old but my skin has aged quite a lot this past year.

I have read that vitamin c cream will be beneficial as well as the retinol. I'm utterly lost. Acid has also come up a few times (acid toning maybe?).

Atm my daily routine consists of washing my face with whatever face wash I have and putting spf 30 on. This world of products and beauty regimens is a bit of a minefield to me.

ginorwine Sun 25-Feb-18 10:36:10

Contact them direct ? They will advise .

Donteatthekidssweets Sun 25-Feb-18 12:45:12

There’s a suggested regime on the site, this is where I started. I’m using granactive retinoid5% and hyaluronic acid 2%. There was something called buffet too but I’m using hylamide subQ instead - this was a mumsnet recommendation from years ago and I repeat buy it. I do think it’s making a difference but it’s early days.

Adoodoobydoo Sun 25-Feb-18 12:53:25

Thank you don't eat!

HisBetterHalf Tue 27-Feb-18 18:06:36

@Donteatthekidssweets
How have you fiound the Hylamide for you? Ive been quite disappointed for the price

Donteatthekidssweets Tue 27-Feb-18 18:27:52

I love it Hisbetterhalf, I only really noticed how good it was when I stopped using it. However I got my last lot on special in boots and I think they might have stopped selling it.

AgathaMystery Tue 27-Feb-18 18:29:49

I went into Deciem the other day looking for something to help my dull skin and also fine lines. For the lines they recommended Buffet.

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