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Off to boots for anti wrinkle goodies, what should I try?

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Elloello Fri 18-Oct-19 14:50:25

39, starting to see some lines arong my mouth, eyes and forehead. Have a bit of redness in my skin but not full on rosacea. Still get the odd spot and I feel like surface of my skin is looking a bit pore-y on my forehead and t zone. Tends to be dehydrated. Make up gathers in the tiny wrinkles and it looks worse.
What can I try that will actually make a difference? Retinol in some product?

isayhitocats Fri 18-Oct-19 16:32:29

I'd get yo Lidl and get some of their cheap as chips Q10 serum. It is amazing stuff.

isayhitocats Fri 18-Oct-19 16:32:47

To not yo

CalmFizz Fri 18-Oct-19 16:37:05

Drink at least 2 litres of water every day, it’s free.

Generic e45 simple type moisturiser.


Lulualla Fri 18-Oct-19 16:40:56

Look up The Ordinary. It's an amazing brand!
You can send them what you've said here, and they will give you a customised regimen to work with your skin issues.

I would recommend a retinitis, Adelaide acid, alpha arbutin and niacinimide but they will give you a much more in-depth list of the best products for your morning and night regimen.

Lulualla Fri 18-Oct-19 16:41:37

*a retinoid.

whydoesitalwaysrainonmee Fri 18-Oct-19 16:42:50

Watching this as same age and starting notice wrinkes😩

Lulualla Fri 18-Oct-19 16:42:53

*azalaic acid

Autocorrect doesn't like these names!

BloodyCats Fri 18-Oct-19 16:46:20

It’s really hard to get rid of wrinkles without Botox.
What is your skin care routine like? Adding hyaluronic acid has been a game changer for me. My skin is so hydrated and glowing from it.

Lulualla Fri 18-Oct-19 16:49:02


I started using a new natural moisturiser with hyalorinc acid added and my skin is so much more radiant and plumped up. It does make a difference! I use it after my morning and night regimen and its sort of rounded off my routine. Hyaluronic acid is amazing!

thisenglishlife Fri 18-Oct-19 17:13:26

All of these are available from Boots:

Cleansing oil (eg Superfacialist)
Mild retinol (eg. Posay Redermic)
Hyaluronic acid (eg. Indeed)
Face oil (Revolution Night Restore)
Evening primrose oil or omega 3 tablets

Elloello Fri 18-Oct-19 17:20:19

OK I use la Roche posay toleriane cleanser, super drug pure hydrating serum, cerave moisturiser.

haverhill Fri 18-Oct-19 17:23:38

I find the Nivea Q10 serum (with yellow ‘pearls’) very good. Its just as good as much more expensive stuff.
Also hyaluronic acid.

LilyJade Fri 18-Oct-19 18:00:19

Im 43 and use Boots No7 Protect & Perfect serum, day cream, night cream & eye cream.
Also their BB cream.

Simple cleansing lotion & toner.

LilyJade Fri 18-Oct-19 18:03:05

I prefer to use Clinique superprimer with the no7 BB cream rather than using a foundation.

I really rate Clinique's Smart Repair serum but sadly it's too expensive for me to buy now...

Elloello Fri 18-Oct-19 18:05:31

Oh blimey this is confusing! I think I need to do more research!

lolaflores Fri 18-Oct-19 18:06:18

Ordinary. Dont go to Boots. Save the few Bob, and get much h better results.
That sounds like an ad. I didnt mean to make it rhyme.
But I do it all if the time

lolaflores Fri 18-Oct-19 18:08:59

Hyaluronic acid
Retinol 1%
Those 3 from The Ordinary will cost under 20.00. They will sort u out inbtefms of skin tone and general glossy well being.
And wear and SPF for the rest of your life and you will be totally gorgeous.
I look about 15 but I'm actually 78..

goteam Fri 18-Oct-19 19:43:35

@lolaflores I bought retinol from the ordinary and also want to get hyaluronic acid. How does it work though? Do you layer them up or do alternate days?

lolaflores Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:16

The website has loads of info and cross references 1 product with the others. I think only use retinol PM. The other one am/PM after retinol...double check though.
I've seen people.mix the hyaluronic in with a moisturizer or face oil.

With the retinol use an SPF everyday, do t just rely on one in foundation, put a separate one on after moisturizer. I love their stuff and will never spend millions of pounds on things again.

Elloello Fri 18-Oct-19 20:24:06

OK thanks ever yone. I got overwhelmed and stopped myself spending £40 on olay or loreal. On the way out of super drug some revolution 2% hyaluronic acid caught my eye, so for £6 I grabbed it. I'll double cleanse (toleriane and aldi hot cloth) then put a drop or two of the hyaluronic acid on, then what? Follow with my usual hydrating serum for bonus moisture? Put on the cerave pm (it's the one with niacinamide in) and leave it at that?

Elloello Fri 18-Oct-19 20:25:13

There used to be a skincare thread which was very informative and helpful. Is it still going? I want to kick my routine up a notch!

Didiusfalco Fri 18-Oct-19 20:59:14

My opinion having tried the ordinary and various brands is that unless you are going to have Botox the difference to your skin is so imperceptible that you may as well grab a moisturiser and spf and save your money.

goteam Fri 18-Oct-19 21:09:30

Thanks @lolaflores

sue51 Fri 18-Oct-19 21:52:15

Vitamin c serum
Spf 30 in winter 50 in summer
Hyaluronic mask weekly

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