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What facial skin products do you swear by?

What facial skin products do you swear by?

Tell us the products or family/cultural recipes that have help and improved your skin.

replies 188Aug 5, 2017 5:30 PM +00:00


--I swear by that. I fucking swear by it.
replies 1Aug 5, 2017 5:32 PM +00:00

I do the oil cleansing method.

And a serum.

replies 2Aug 5, 2017 5:34 PM +00:00

moisturizer with sunscreen in the day

Retin A (bought cheap from India) at night

It is all you need

replies 3Aug 5, 2017 5:39 PM +00:00

Dr. Hauschka EVERYTHING and NO soap on the face. Only oil or cleanser. SRSLY

replies 4Aug 5, 2017 5:49 PM +00:00

Night routine: Cold cream and a warm damp wash cloth to remove the day's dirt, grime, and oil. I then use a "soapless" facial cleanser, followed by a high-quality facial serum, then moisturizer to seal in the products.

Morning routine: Same soapless facial cleanser, same high-quality serum, followed by sunscreen-moisturizer.

replies 5Aug 5, 2017 6:02 PM +00:00

[r5] name the facial serum and other products.

replies 6Aug 5, 2017 6:04 PM +00:00

SPF only.

replies 7Aug 5, 2017 6:09 PM +00:00

What's the cheapest way to buy salicylic or glycolic acid products? Thnx

--Tight ass Tuesday
replies 8Aug 5, 2017 6:24 PM +00:00

Classic Pond's (cold cream); Kiehl's (facial cleanser); Perlier *Honey Miel Royal Gold Elixir (serum and moisturizer), and Josie Maran Argon Oil Moisturizing sunscreen (48 spf).

*Made from natural honey and Royal Jelly.

I've been using most of these products for years; I'm 48 years old and have not a line on my face.

replies 9Aug 5, 2017 6:26 PM +00:00

Emu oil

replies 10Aug 5, 2017 7:22 PM +00:00

The BEST moisturizer is a steal at $30 CAD.
replies 11Aug 5, 2017 8:00 PM +00:00

R9 is unanimous in that!
replies 12Aug 5, 2017 8:11 PM +00:00

I've also started applying straight emu oil to my face at night (and before shaving), and it's made a big (positive) difference in my skin. Skin looks healthier, more even, razor burn is reduced). I gave up on Retin-A because it always left my skin looking inflamed, even at .025% (I'm also on very low dose-accutane, taking both together is probably a no-no). I also use M2 MAMA lotion (with malic and mandelic acids) on my t-zones. I like it, but it's pricey and dries to a tacky/sticky feel. The next addition will be a vitamin-c serum applied before the emu oil at night. (oh, I'm 48)

replies 13Aug 5, 2017 8:21 PM +00:00

I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

replies 14Aug 5, 2017 10:18 PM +00:00


replies 15Aug 5, 2017 11:12 PM +00:00

No facial products. A little bit of shampoo comes in contact during a shower, but that's it. Face gets rinsed with water only in the shower. Maybe once a month, a quick use of astringent to rid of excess oil, then rinsed off right away. Lotions/creams/soaps don't work for me, they mess with the natural balance.

replies 16Aug 5, 2017 11:25 PM +00:00

We emus are happy to be of service!

replies 17Aug 5, 2017 11:45 PM +00:00

None. Love thick skinned men. Nothing worse than a shiny faced queen.

replies 18Aug 6, 2017 12:00 AM +00:00

Where have you been all my life!?

replies 19Aug 6, 2017 12:07 AM +00:00

replies 20Aug 6, 2017 1:21 AM +00:00

Soap and water.

replies 21Aug 6, 2017 1:38 AM +00:00

I'm thinking of going soapless as well and just use one of those cleansing oils. Some say it makes a world of difference.

I use French green clay to scrape off the upper layer of my skin regularly and my face looks great after. I've been looking for a product that contains both salicylic and glycolic acid, but I've had no luck so far.

replies 22Aug 6, 2017 2:24 AM +00:00

I love Mario Badescu products. The enzyme cleansing gel and their seaweed toner is tops. I also use their vitamin c serum at night.

replies 23Aug 6, 2017 3:27 AM +00:00

I also like Mario Badescu facial masks. The flower & tonic is great in the summer when my skin gets oily and congested. In the fall/winter I switch to their rose hips mask.

replies 24Aug 6, 2017 4:05 AM +00:00

Princess Marcella Borghese because Queen Helena may have a better title, but she is trash.
replies 25Aug 6, 2017 5:01 AM +00:00

I'm presuming this is a thread for all those plucked eyebrow Iranians (sorry, "Persians") & Pakistanis one sees in the clubs these days?

replies 26Aug 6, 2017 9:26 AM +00:00

1 TBSP of cold-pressed Olive Oil / day. Yes, I swallow (!).

Not only does it nourish the skin and hair from the inside, it also has cardiovascular benefits as well. My arteries are just as thankful as is my skin.

We have a Lab. From the time she was a precious pup, her Vet advised Fish Oil capsules to aid her joints as she aged. She is now 8 yrs. old. Her coat is not a traditional "Lab Coat"; rather, it is still as soft as it was when she was a precious pup. Proof.

replies 27Aug 6, 2017 11:51 AM +00:00

The "Perlier" products listed in R9 are manufactured by R25's manufacturer. Same family owns and manufacturers both brands, the "Borghese" family.

replies 28Aug 6, 2017 11:59 AM +00:00

Philosophy Purity. It looks like jizz and there's a lot of dumb bullshit written on the bottle, but I'll never wash my face with anything else again.

replies 29Aug 6, 2017 12:05 PM +00:00

r29, philosophy purity made simple is yellow. jazz is white/clear looking like cetaphil.

replies 30Aug 7, 2017 2:27 AM +00:00

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel.
replies 31Aug 7, 2017 2:29 AM +00:00

Do any of you own a derma roller or microneedling device? Need recommendations.

replies 32Oct 8, 2017 7:29 AM +00:00

Sulfuric acid and pliers.

Oh, you mean for MY face.

replies 33Oct 8, 2017 7:38 AM +00:00

Noxema daily since puberty.

replies 34Oct 8, 2017 7:44 AM +00:00

We have vain and pretentious guy like you guys in my office. His skin is so greasy moisturized and shiny that people laugh behind his back. He thinks he is gorgeous---but is vanity worth being the butt of office jokes?

Give me a manly, athletic tan anytime over that puffy, doughy mess.

replies 35Oct 8, 2017 7:49 AM +00:00

Well I don't use name brand products, but my mother always brings me home made Pearl cream( Concha Nacar) from Mexico. This is something the natives used to do to erase scars and skin care. They take the emulsion out of sea shells and pearls and either make a cream or or a solution that you apply to your body.

Best treatment I had when I hit puberty and got acne.

replies 36Oct 8, 2017 7:52 AM +00:00

Age Fitness Eye Advanced from Biotherm for eyes and Lubriderm for the entire face and body.

The Biotherm product really works.

I also use Nivea for men scrub from time to time.

replies 37Oct 8, 2017 8:32 AM +00:00

r35, there is a difference between taking care of your skin and having that greasy look.

replies 38Oct 8, 2017 10:25 AM +00:00

Cellex-C advanced C serum to minimize wrinkles for years, and it worked.

replies 39Oct 8, 2017 12:42 PM +00:00

R35, what's so manly about tanning? That's for vain straight bimbos.

replies 40Oct 8, 2017 12:48 PM +00:00

You have to find out what's best for your skin. I see people recommending Retin A, vitamin C, and Glytone. All of those products made my skin burned, red, swollen, irritated, painful. Not temporarily, either. They never stopped burning my skin.

But they work fine for other people. Everyone's skin is different.

replies 41Oct 8, 2017 7:08 PM +00:00

R30, depends upon whose jizz is being considered.

replies 42Oct 8, 2017 7:15 PM +00:00


replies 43Oct 9, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough serum.

replies 44Oct 9, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00


replies 45Oct 9, 2017 3:08 PM +00:00

Mario Badescu vitamin c serum

replies 46Oct 9, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

Timeless C-serum; clear Elta sunblock; CeraVe cleanser and lipid replenished moisturizer; Roc retinol alternated with Retin-A depending if skin is too irritated . Hardly any wrinkles. C, a retinol ( gentler A than an RX retinoid) , and a sunblock daily are probably my recommendations for almost anyone but start slow. Good moisturizers can be very cheap , as well.

replies 47Oct 9, 2017 3:42 PM +00:00

Macca root face protector - regular or SPF 15 - from The Body Shop.

replies 48Oct 9, 2017 3:46 PM +00:00

Kiehls. Neutrogena. Billy Jealousy. Borghese. Tom Ford Mud.

replies 49Oct 9, 2017 4:09 PM +00:00

Witch Hazel.

replies 50Oct 9, 2017 5:02 PM +00:00

What source of Retin A from India do you recommend?

replies 51Oct 9, 2017 5:09 PM +00:00

Oil cleanse with avocado oil, Skin Biology Skin Signals serum. Reviva glycolic acid cream about twice a week.

replies 52Oct 9, 2017 5:15 PM +00:00

Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. It's a face mask and it's divine. It's on the pricey side, but a little goes a long way and I've had a jar last me over a year.

Triple Berry Smoothing Peel is the best chemical peel to use at home to dramatically smooth visible skin damage, lift brown sun spots and clear clogged pores.
Renée Rouleau Skin Care
replies 53Oct 9, 2017 5:35 PM +00:00

Also, here is a really good article about Retinol and Retinoids that Renee wrote. Those of you who have tried it before and it didn't work might find the article helpful too.

I'm sharing most everything that's important about what I believe is the closest thing we have to a topical fountain of youth--retinol & retinoids.
Expert Skin Advice from Renee Rouleau
replies 54Oct 9, 2017 5:37 PM +00:00

Day: Avene Lipid Replenishing Cleanser; Vitamin C serum; Neova Creme de la Copper; Chanel moisturizer that smells like camelias (Hydra Beauty Micro Creme); Chanel CC Creme.

Night: Avene Lipid Replenishing Cleanser; Avene Retrinal 0.1%.

If I had to choose just one: the Avene Retrinal. It is awesome. Retin-A with minimal discomfort.

And, water and avocado oil. Internally.

replies 55Oct 9, 2017 5:48 PM +00:00


replies 56Oct 9, 2017 6:09 PM +00:00

This thread is useless without pics.

replies 57Oct 9, 2017 6:29 PM +00:00

If anyone needs proof that marketing really, really works, they only need to read this thread.

replies 58Oct 9, 2017 6:40 PM +00:00

I use retinaldehyde.

replies 59Oct 9, 2017 6:41 PM +00:00

I swear by The Scroll of Thoth, lamp oil, and blistering desert heat. Preserves one BEAUTIFULLY and at 46 centuries, nary a line on my face!
--Of Course, Low Lighting Is Key (And No Open Flames).
replies 60Oct 9, 2017 7:40 PM +00:00

Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. Keeps your skin oil free all day long. It doesn't dry my skin either

Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash - Original Oily and Combination Skin. A gentle cleansing solution that leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth. Contains natural Organic Tea Tree Oil, that cleanses without making skin feel tight or dry. Includes soothing extracts of Goldenseal, Hawaiia...
replies 61Oct 9, 2017 7:43 PM +00:00

There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing.

replies 62Oct 9, 2017 7:49 PM +00:00

R62, do you say all that when you wash your face?

Are any of the posters women?

--Enquiring minds...
replies 63Oct 9, 2017 8:02 PM +00:00

The Boscia facial cleaner in a black pump is good (Sephora). I hate any moisturizer or SPF that stings my eyes, so I use a "mask" in the evening (cream) to make my skin look younger, but I'm not a fanatic. Fuck sunscreen.

I am partial to Lancome, but I'm sure there is something decent at the drugstore.

Don't overwash.

Right now I have a fucking herpes lesion on my chin, so avoiding all products.

replies 64Oct 10, 2017 3:36 AM +00:00

r64, pig.

replies 65Oct 10, 2017 3:38 AM +00:00

I've been taking a teaspoon of MSM daily for the past three years as I had a terrible problem with constant herpeses on my lips (weak immune system, I guess). Supporting your skin from the inside is as important as the products you use topically.

R53 That sounds so fucking good and like everything I've ever wanted, but I could never afford it. I'll have to stick to cheaper stuff.

replies 66Oct 10, 2017 3:52 AM +00:00

It's all the same lard and perfume.

replies 67Oct 10, 2017 7:03 AM +00:00

I read R62 in the voice of that old ad for, I think, Obsession perfume.

replies 68Oct 10, 2017 2:19 PM +00:00

use nothing. most of these products are full of chemicals that make your skin dependent on them, and the effects are only temporary. if you stopped using them, your skin would go back to being in a worse state than if you had never used them at all. plus, they give the skin an artificially shiny, plasticy texture like you see on celebrity women and models. good skin is soft, smooth, and matte, usually the kind you see on people who do nothing but splash water on their faces.

replies 69Oct 10, 2017 2:34 PM +00:00

r69 is ignorant.

replies 70Oct 11, 2017 2:21 AM +00:00

Thanks for the tip r66

replies 71Oct 11, 2017 3:23 AM +00:00

R69, just water isn't going to help dryness, wrinkles, or acne. And you need a cleanser to clean dirt, grime, and makeup (if you wear it)

replies 72Oct 11, 2017 5:41 AM +00:00

Just follow this morning routine, bitches!

My Morning Routine by SkinCareWithRoss, products used in this video: Norelco Series 7300 Shaver: Cricket Silkomb:
replies 73Oct 11, 2017 5:43 AM +00:00

r66, try the serums from The Ordinary. They are really good and most of them cost under $10. I have used a lot of high end products and I am really impressed by everything I have tried from The Ordinary.

replies 74Oct 12, 2017 1:43 AM +00:00

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

replies 75Oct 12, 2017 1:46 AM +00:00

Has anyone purchased/used the PMD microdermabrasion device?

replies 76Oct 13, 2017 4:00 AM +00:00

This shit is like a fucking facelift in a bottle.
replies 77Oct 13, 2017 4:02 AM +00:00

R77, if only it wasn't advertised as "cruelty-free." This is the Datalounge, remember?

replies 78Oct 13, 2017 4:13 AM +00:00

This shit is like a facelift. But you have to make sure it absorbs very well.
replies 79Oct 13, 2017 4:19 AM +00:00

R74 Thanks, everything looks so good and quite affordable. I'm in love with this glycolic acid toner.

Clinical Formulations with Integrity.
replies 80Oct 13, 2017 4:31 AM +00:00

What makeup do all you guys use?

replies 81Oct 13, 2017 4:36 AM +00:00

Wash face with Dove, then Garnier Skin Active Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum and Moisturizer, around $15.00 for 1.7 ounces People don't believe I'm 75.

replies 82Oct 13, 2017 4:50 AM +00:00

R71 You're going to love it! I used to spend so much money at the pharmacy for herpes treatments. Then I started taking MSM, which isn't that expensive, and I haven't had a breakout since. And even when I do get herpes during stressful times in my life, it always resolves itself quickly and is never visible to the eye. It's been a godsend, honestly. I swear people (like R65) treat you differently when you have cold sores. It's like they think it's a sexual thing or something? Or perhaps they've never heard that oral herpes and genital herpes are two different things entirely?

Also, my nails, hair, and skin overall got prettier as well, even though that wasn't my intention when I started taking it. They recommend you take it with vitamin C as they work great together, so I drink it with a bit of orange juice.

replies 83Oct 13, 2017 6:05 AM +00:00

Because you look 100

replies 84Oct 13, 2017 6:21 PM +00:00

This is all you need.

Buy direct from As Seen On TV, Inc. - Removes blackhead quickly and easily.
replies 85Oct 13, 2017 6:49 PM +00:00

A relative recently gave me some face lotion called "Task" -- they sell it at Barneys for way more than I'd ever consider paying for something like that.

Is it worth more than drug store Nivea or Neutrogena? What makes it worth the extra money?

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replies 86Oct 13, 2017 7:30 PM +00:00

Cetaphil, sometimes mixed with bicarbonate of soda for a light scrub. Tretinoin rx. La Roche-Posay Toleriane moisturiser and SPF. The Ordinary glycolic acid toner and their Vitamin C in silicone as a serum.

replies 87Oct 13, 2017 7:31 PM +00:00

Clinique gentle cleanser, Retin-A from the pharmacy, Reviva 10¨% glycolic acid from, Eucerin moisturiser; Nivea sunscreen year round.

replies 88Oct 13, 2017 7:37 PM +00:00

Just saw a Isomers Skincare thread.

replies 89Oct 13, 2017 7:39 PM +00:00

Cleanser: Exfoliating Facial Cleanser by Juice Beauty

Moisturizer: Nutrient Moisturizer by Juice Beauty

SPF: Juice Beauty

Once a week face mask: Mask of Magnamity by LUSH

replies 90Oct 13, 2017 7:44 PM +00:00

"Vaseline" and "Neutrogena" -

Parker instructs staffers to refill a tiny 1.75-ounce container of Vaseline with a small spoon or knife for her children’s use. She stresses that the refill jar not be too big (so as to not clutter ...
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replies 91Oct 13, 2017 7:46 PM +00:00

Who cares what you use if you don't have the pics to back up the products? Show us your young, smooth, radiant faces!

replies 92Oct 14, 2017 3:54 AM +00:00

Philosophy's "When Hope Is Not Enough" serum
replies 93Oct 15, 2017 4:49 AM +00:00

I want something to help smooth my skin texture some, my forehead looks rough sometimes. Preferably something extremely light, like gel, that I can use before I put on moisturizer/sunscreen.

replies 94Oct 15, 2017 2:20 PM +00:00

r94, try Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum. It's light and gel-like and will help. It's only like $30 for a bottle.

replies 95Oct 16, 2017 4:22 AM +00:00

R94 use some retinol from The Ordinary. You have to use sun screen if you use retinol - it makes the skin very sensitive to UVA and UVB damage. Or, you could use a gentle scrub - mix Cetaphil with baking soda - and then apply glycolic acid serum from The Ordinary. You'll have the spoon-like forehead of a Hollywood actress in no time.

replies 96Oct 16, 2017 4:25 AM +00:00

Moi has never heard of the Herp on the chin. Kindly provide a photograph of said lesion in said locale.

replies 97Oct 16, 2017 4:54 AM +00:00

Why use retinol when you can get generic retin-a cheap and in bulk?

replies 98Oct 16, 2017 4:57 AM +00:00

I order my Retin-A and Careprost from Beauty Bliss after too many sketchy experiences with All Day Chemist in India.

I use Shiseido Nutriperfect eye serum and Benefiance eye cream on my eyes, Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream moisturizer and the Retin-A on my face. Sometimes if my skin is dry, I put on Weleda Skin Food or squalane oil, though only when I'm working from home for the day.

I recently tried that cult product Biologique Recherche P50 - it was only $25, so why not. I'm amazing at what it's doing for my skin.

I'm blessed with very smooth, firm skin but cursed with undereye bags. Doesn't matter if I'm drinking lots of water, avoiding salt, etc, the bags come and go. I've tried various products (recently Dr. Brandt's No More Baggage) but nothing really works on me.

replies 99Oct 16, 2017 5:54 AM +00:00

I am curious what problems you had with All Day Chemist. I have been ordering from them for a couple years with no incident.

replies 100Oct 16, 2017 6:35 AM +00:00

Fraudulent charges on the card I used with them, weird phone calls trying to sell me medications. How do you pay them? I think now it's only by wire or money order, and the last time I tried to order, I kept getting different information on where to send a money order, etc. Just seemed like too much trouble to deal with them after a while.

replies 101Oct 16, 2017 8:40 AM +00:00

All Day Chemist is shady. My insurance covers the generic version of Retin-A so thats that.

replies 102Oct 16, 2017 11:40 AM +00:00

r101, they have let me pay by debit because I am a regular customer.

replies 103Oct 18, 2017 6:57 PM +00:00

Is there anywhere else you can get Retin-A without a Rx?

replies 104Oct 18, 2017 6:58 PM +00:00

Olive oil and moringa oil all over the face.

replies 105Oct 18, 2017 7:00 PM +00:00

Biossance squalane oil. My sister bought me some for xmas last year. It's great, and more lightweight than any facial product I've used in the past

replies 106Oct 18, 2017 7:08 PM +00:00

MDNA Skin care line is fantastic. The face mask Rejuvenator Set is the best. A weekly chrome clay mask with the removal wand doesn’t touch the face so there’s absolutely no clay mess. The hyaluronic acid layer left behind is massaged with the infusion head and leaves the skin feeling refreshed. Well thought out system that really works.

replies 107Oct 18, 2017 7:20 PM +00:00

Has anybody tried Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, a.k.a. "Creme de la Mare"?

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replies 108Oct 18, 2017 7:28 PM +00:00

Cleanser recommendations? Good drugstore brand? Cerave? Derma E? Badescu?

replies 109Nov 19, 2017 2:27 PM +00:00

r99, what is beauty bliss?

replies 110Nov 19, 2017 2:31 PM +00:00

R109, either of the first two are decent. Derma E is lighter.

replies 111Nov 19, 2017 2:35 PM +00:00

Oil of Olay Regenerist. I'm not kidding either.

replies 112Nov 19, 2017 3:05 PM +00:00
MDNA Skin care line is fantastic.

You actually gave that woman your money?

replies 113Nov 19, 2017 3:15 PM +00:00

I use a beard oil not only for my beard but the rest of my face as well.

replies 114Nov 19, 2017 3:50 PM +00:00

I only use Mario Badescu products.

replies 115Nov 20, 2017 2:46 AM +00:00

a drug store favorite with a recommendation from my dermatologist.... Vanicream gentle facial cleanser.

replies 116Nov 20, 2017 3:07 AM +00:00

Is the MB glycolic wash worth it, r115?

replies 117Nov 20, 2017 5:07 AM +00:00

We seem to have this thread every couple of months. As always, I'd recommend Advanced Génifique serum, which retards aging at the genetic level.

This is followed by Absolue Precious Cells, which stimulates stem cell production. Both can be found at your local Lancôme counter.

I'm a beautiful young man and intend to stay that way. I've been stunning since I was a boy but I feel that Lancôme is helping me attain perfection.

replies 118Nov 20, 2017 8:06 AM +00:00

I use Dessert Essences tea tree cleanser on my nose and around my lips where I get little recurring pimples, even now that I'm in my mid 40s and old as dirt. Noxzema everywhere else on my face. (Didn't we have a thread about how great Noxzema smelled recently?)

Mario Badescu rosewater toner after, Philosophy Miracle Worker under the eyes, and Clinque gel moisturizer. None of it gives me a shiny face.

My partner refuses to use anything except Lubriderm 3-in-1 face and body lotion, which can give him breakouts if he's not careful.

replies 119Nov 20, 2017 8:22 AM +00:00

I agree, R112, Regenerist serum is good. The Clinique gel I get is almost exactly the same and is a little cheaper, ounce for ounce. Otherwise I'd get Regenerist.

replies 120Nov 20, 2017 8:23 AM +00:00

Albolene to remove makeup and dirt daily, and a green clay mask 1-2 times a week.

replies 121Nov 20, 2017 8:48 AM +00:00

I bought some Reviva 5% Glycolic cream on Ebay because it's cheaper than the Skin Biology stuff I was using. I'm really happy with it and will be getting the 10% next time.

replies 122Nov 20, 2017 10:08 AM +00:00

Fascinating that such elaborate skin care preparations were made in the 1700s.

Marie Antoinette, each morning, cleansed her face with Eau Cosmétique de Pigeon (yes, it was really made with pigeons). The Toilette Of Health, Beauty, And Fashion shared the recipe, first used by Danish women, with their readers:

“Take juice of water-lilies, of melons, of cucumbers, of lemons, each one ounce; briony, wild succory, lily-flowers, borage, beans, of each a handful: eight pigeons stewed. Put the whole mixture into an alembic, adding four ounces of lump sugar, well pounded, one drachma of borax, the same quantity of camphor, the crumb of three French rolls, and a pint of white wine. When the whole has remained in digestion for seventeen or eighteen days, proceed to distillation, and you will obtain pigeon-water, which is such an improvement of the complexion.”

After cleansing her skin, she would apply Eau des Charmes, an astringent, and finally, Eau d’Ange, a whitener. To keep her hands soft, the Queen slept wearing gloves infused with sweet almond oil, rose water, and wax.

Unlike most people at Versailles she bathed frequently, but always wearing a flannel chemise to protect her modesty. Once in the bathtub, she would wash herself with a scented (bergamot, amber and herbs) soap, exfoliated her skin with muslin pads filled with bran, all the while sitting on a large pad filled with pine nuts, linseed, and sweet almonds.

replies 123Nov 20, 2017 11:30 AM +00:00

I'm intrigued by The Ordinary line but I never know which acid at which concentration gives the most "peel" for the buck. AHA, BHA, Glycolic, do you choose? Do you just have to try each one, and for a while? Are the different kinds for different skin types?

replies 124Nov 20, 2017 12:40 PM +00:00

Lancome is shit. Full of fillers and fragrance.

replies 125Nov 20, 2017 12:49 PM +00:00

Starts at 2:07. Lancome is shit

You guys have no clue how excited I was to finally film this video!! The brands and products that I talk about in this video are just the VERY TIP of the ice...
replies 126Nov 20, 2017 12:53 PM +00:00

Acid. Acid does what Eterna 27 does not!

replies 127Nov 20, 2017 1:02 PM +00:00

inexpensive salicylic acid.

When this peel is applied to the skin, it works to remove dead skin cells and leaves the skin glowing and radiant and wonderfully smooth. This treatment also effectively combats acne by killing germs and bacteria and removing toxins on the surface of the skin and by breaking down the dry, dead, g...
replies 128Nov 20, 2017 1:06 PM +00:00

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque!
replies 129Nov 20, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

R125/126 = Estee Lauder, still peddling her horse liniment from Heaven

Lancôme is everything.

replies 130Nov 20, 2017 1:33 PM +00:00

It cleans the skin at the same time I clean my face.
replies 131Nov 20, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00


replies 132Nov 20, 2017 1:41 PM +00:00

Are the majority of people posting in this topic men, or women?

I use neutrogena soap, cetaphil soap, and an olive oil soap, and like R27 said I use olive oil in my diet but I have always done this.

replies 133Nov 20, 2017 1:47 PM +00:00

R124 It depends on what you want. The various acids they sell are peels except hyaluronic acid, which is sold as sodium hyaluronate, a buffered, low molecular weight version of HA and an excellent moisturizer/water binder.

I use The Ordinary's Matrixyl 10% + HA as a serum under my cream moisturizer. Per the website:

This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl, Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe'6, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system. The peptide in Matrixyl 3000 is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and the peptide in Matrixyl Synthe'6 is palmitoyl tripeptide-38.
replies 134Nov 20, 2017 1:47 PM +00:00

Prescription strength Retin A. Only prescription strength can significantly increase collagen production. Use it on neck and hands as well as face.

Occasionally I give myself 30 % glycolic acid peels - be sure to stop the Retin A for a few days prior.

Neutrogena moisturizer with sunscreen.

The rest of the junk on the market is useless. Might as well past 20 dollar bills to your face and hope for the best.

replies 135Nov 20, 2017 2:03 PM +00:00

R135, so you tried every single product on the market? Really?

You must be a shill for Neutrogena if you think their moisturizers are vastly different from other ones on the market

replies 136Nov 20, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00

Not facial, but I get very itchy after taking in winter. I bought CeraVe body cream with hyaluronic acid and put it on as soon as I get out of the shower. No more itching.

replies 137Nov 20, 2017 4:11 PM +00:00

Salicylic acid is great for dry, cracked feet. Kerasal ointment has it. There are are 2 kinds of Kerasal, but only one has salicylic acid. Put it on before bed, cover with socks. You'll see a difference the next morning.

replies 138Nov 20, 2017 4:15 PM +00:00

(99) Where did you find Biologique Recherche P50 for $25? Thanks!

replies 139Nov 20, 2017 7:08 PM +00:00

Dermalogica. Cleansers wash off the skin easily. Great for sensitive skin.

replies 140Nov 20, 2017 7:35 PM +00:00

I spent a year working in Korea--about a decade ago--and, along with some of the highest-quality-yet-cheapest beauty products in the world, I was introduced to a huge secret in regards to good skin: SCRUBBING. I am not kidding you. At the spas, at the baths, in the gym showers, they get their exfoliating mitts and abrasive cloths and spend forever scrubbing their skin from head to toe, even between the toes, for Chrissakes. I took to doing this several times a week while in the shower, and my skin hasn't changed in ten years. Just a scrub cloth or mitt and work on your face in small circles--do NOT treat your face as though you're trying to get crud off a chrome bumper--and immediately afterwards, apply a serum or oil of choice. And yes, I do this without any product, though I suppose an oil cleanser would be okay, but gentle and raw (heh) gives the best results. Then apply a decent skin cream that doesn't contain alcohol (many, many of them do). Regenerist is actually very decent; so is GlaxalBase (it isn't sexy in the least, but does the job well). You don't need to spend a ton on Lancome, which--I agree with a poster above--is perfume and smokes and mirrors and nonsense.

That's it.

...oh, and drink lots of water and eat lots of vegetables and don't smoke.

replies 141Nov 20, 2017 7:53 PM +00:00

R108's product contains "Snail Slime Filtrate." How would you even collect that?

replies 142Nov 20, 2017 9:05 PM +00:00

use piss.

replies 143Nov 21, 2017 1:42 AM +00:00

I used a cotton ball to apply morning urine as a teen. It dried up picked pimples pretty well.

replies 144Nov 21, 2017 2:07 AM +00:00

What is good for under eye bags?

For other skin care, I like biotherm and Yves Roche, hard to find in United states.

--Under eye bags
replies 145Nov 21, 2017 2:55 AM +00:00

r141, isn't that basically what a device like Clarisonic does? Exfoliate and cleanse the face?

replies 146Nov 21, 2017 3:08 AM +00:00

R20 nailed it.

replies 147Nov 21, 2017 3:26 AM +00:00
R108's product contains "Snail Slime Filtrate."

It also contains horse oil which is derived from the horse meat industry. However the product is reputed to be excellent. As suggested upthread, the Koreans are quite advanced in skin care products.

Speaking of odd ingredients, Lancôme Progrès Eye used to contain human placental protein. It was derived from the afterbirth from normal births. However, fundies spread the rumor it was from aborted fetuses so Lancôme quietly reformulated the product.

replies 148Nov 21, 2017 6:16 AM +00:00
Jesus Christ this place is overrun with racist shit-stains and trolls today

Islam isn't a race.

Goddamn, I knew the Death Cult fetishists were stupid but really...

replies 149Nov 21, 2017 11:48 AM +00:00

SKII essence!

replies 150Nov 21, 2017 2:08 PM +00:00

Help, please. Skin texture is great but I start seeing drooping on the eyelids and superior eye arch. May be unavoidable, as I have thin skin and Age takes its due toll, but I wonder whether there is something I could do, short of surgery (no way) and binge watching GGs.

replies 151Nov 21, 2017 8:01 PM +00:00

R151 , I use the SMALLEST, miniscule dab of Retin A on my eye arch and on my lids (the upper part, don't do on your lower)

I think the reason those areas age so badly is because people don't treat those areas, same as the neck! I use Retin A all over my neck

replies 152Nov 21, 2017 9:01 PM +00:00

I always use facial sunscreen. If you want to protect your skin, prevent wrinkles and sun spots, you should always use a sunscreen. This sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen, not a chemical sunscreen which are toxic--- see EWG regarding sunscreen safety. It has 20% Zinc Oxide, non-nano particles with a bunch of vitamins and other ingredients that are good for your skin and all natural.
replies 153Nov 21, 2017 9:29 PM +00:00

My favorite sunscreens: Elta MD spf 46, and Cetaphil oil control moisturizer spf 30.

replies 154Nov 22, 2017 2:41 AM +00:00

If you try Biologique Recherche P50, avoid the version called Biologique Recherche P50 1970. It contains phenol which can ravage the skin - it was used in disastrous backstreet face peels - and probably isn't leven egal in the U.S. for cosmetic use.

replies 155Nov 28, 2017 6:17 PM +00:00

I added "even" so that should read "even legal" ^^

replies 156Nov 28, 2017 6:25 PM +00:00

R154 You are paying a whole lotta money for a zinc-oxide based sunscreen that just doesn't perform as well as other, less expensive products.

Consumer Reports 2017 In our tests over the years, so-called "natural" or mineral sunscreens—those that contain only titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or both as active ingredients—have tended to perform less well than those that have chemical active ingredients, such as avobenzone. None of the mineral sunscreens in our tests this year did well enough to make our list of recommendations.
--your future....
replies 157Nov 28, 2017 6:26 PM +00:00

Clairisonic Cleansing Brush used with Neutrogena Cleanser, followed by Neutrogena moisturizer

replies 158Nov 28, 2017 6:30 PM +00:00

Do you mean Yves Rocher, R145? Because you can order off their US website any time
replies 159Nov 28, 2017 6:32 PM +00:00

I have become addicted to the Korean skin care regime and the products

replies 160Nov 28, 2017 6:52 PM +00:00

Biotherm used to available on but the prices have really gone up. My mother likes the Blue Therapy day cream but it's gone up from like $35-40 to $65-70 in the past two years.

replies 161Nov 28, 2017 6:53 PM +00:00

R157, Suntegrity was developed by a woman who lost her mother from skin cancer and she was determined to create the safest non-toxic sunscreen.

Of course, zinc oxide has to be applied constantly but it's safer than chemical sunscreens which is absorbed into your bloodstream and are hormone disrupters.

Offsite Link
replies 162Nov 28, 2017 7:03 PM +00:00
I have become addicted to the Korean skin care regime and the products

R108's link made me curious so I ordered the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream. (Despite the low price, there are fake versions being sold, a testament to it's popularity, so I ordered direct from the manufacturer.) Tracking says it will arrive tomorrow so I'll keep you posted.

Such an interesting (!) ingredient list:

Purified water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, horse oil/fat, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia (apple mint) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,  Melissa Officinalis (lemon balm) Leaf Extract,  Chamomile Leaf extract, Monarda Didyma (bergamot) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, betaine, carbomer, polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,  phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, titanium dioxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Centella asiatica extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Ligularia Fishceria Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1/rh-Oligopeptide - -1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Myristyl Alcohol, xanthan gum, adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3 

replies 163Nov 28, 2017 7:23 PM +00:00

Its not it's

Damn autocorrect.

replies 164Nov 28, 2017 7:24 PM +00:00

I watched some beauty bloggers on You-Tube do the Korean skincare regimen: It consisted of applying 9 different creams and masks. It took up the whole night and her face felt like it was dipped in a tub of lard.

replies 165Nov 28, 2017 10:04 PM +00:00

Biotherm has a mens fatigue eraser moisturizer that truly makes you look relaxed, fresh, well rested. Just bought some in Toronto. A tiny bit goes a long way. Why can't we buy Biotherm in the States. Doesn't Loreal own it?

Years ago Redken made a great moisturizer that smelled amazing, came in a small frosted glass bottle. Wish someone would bring that back. They also had a great eye creme.

Some advice...stuff from the shopping channels is not very good. Tried several brands and was always disappointed...also very cheap packaging. My mom was a make up artist. She taught this girl about skin care.

--Fresh face
replies 166Nov 29, 2017 12:17 AM +00:00

I like Philosophy

replies 167Nov 29, 2017 3:07 AM +00:00

I cannot live without Mario Badescu facial spray. It contains rose water, glycerin and other botanicals. It is very refreshing and moisturizing without clogging pores.

replies 168Nov 29, 2017 3:44 AM +00:00
Why can't we buy Biotherm in the States. Doesn't Loreal own it?

You can buy it from their website and other online sources. If it's not available in department stores, it's because the luxury cosmetics category is choked with competition. It used to be that even Clarins was hard to find in stores outside a few major U.S. cities.

25% off due to Cyber Week Sale:
replies 169Nov 29, 2017 9:30 AM +00:00

I'm too cheap for any of this. I just slap some Aveeno on & I'm good to go!

--Still looking decent compared to many of my peers
replies 170Nov 29, 2017 9:45 AM +00:00

I use fresh cum. Full of live enzymes

replies 171Nov 30, 2017 4:19 PM +00:00

I use Tide Detergent on my beautiful face.

replies 172Nov 30, 2017 4:26 PM +00:00

r166, you can get your wish for the holidays!

Non-stop moisturizer fatigue signs reducer
Biotherm United States
replies 173Nov 30, 2017 5:48 PM +00:00

Lucky super soft bar soap with cocoa butter, available at Dollar General stores. 3 for dollar, works great! I think I even found it in the dollar aisle.

replies 174Nov 30, 2017 9:49 PM +00:00

r174 - lucky my ass!

replies 175Dec 3, 2017 3:32 AM +00:00

La praire

replies 176Dec 3, 2017 8:29 AM +00:00

R176 if you mean La Prairie, it's become ridiculously ovetpriced, and this comes from a Lancôme fan.

It's $820 for La Prairie Skin Xavier Cream. Worse, they no longer have any connection with the famous Swiss cell therapy clinic of the same name.

replies 177Dec 3, 2017 11:31 AM +00:00

^^Caviar not Xavier

Damn autocorrect.

replies 178Dec 3, 2017 11:32 AM +00:00

Shit in a jar.

replies 179Dec 3, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00

I highly recommend Korean products too. Missha beauty have a men's range and their serums and potions come in sexy black bottles. The products I've tried of theirs are great. I like etude house as well - good quality, nothing extravagant but fine basics you can actually trust. I looooove the etude eye balm, it has a buttery quality and HUGE jar that I'll never finish! Even the packaging looks cheerful but feels high quality. Blows Clinique out of the water in all aspects.

replies 180Dec 5, 2017 7:12 PM +00:00

I use sos pads to exfoliate my face. Skin is soooo soft.

replies 181Dec 5, 2017 7:16 PM +00:00

Does the olay microsculpting cream actually do anything?

replies 182Dec 6, 2017 3:10 AM +00:00


replies 183Dec 6, 2017 8:19 PM +00:00

R182,no. It just sculpts ur wallet making it slimmer

replies 184Dec 7, 2017 2:59 PM +00:00

r184, Olay is cheap compared to some of the overpriced shit mentioned on here.

replies 185Dec 10, 2017 10:05 AM +00:00

I said I'd get back about the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream. It came up on a Lohan thread (don't ask) and I remembered I hadn't reported back here.

Anyway, I love it. It compares favorably to the most expensive department store brands - I've tried many - and it's very inexpensive. Based on the ingredient list (see above), I'd rank it higher than any of the various Lauder Re-Nutriv creams, some of which are several hundred dollars a jar.

It has a substantial texture but not greasy at all, especially surprising as it contains a rendered animal fat. It melts right into my skin and leaves it feeling silky.

(I do skip my immediate nose area which is prone to breakouts. Nonetheless, i'm tempted to try it on my nose, because horse oil is said to be both anti-inflammatory and non-comedogenic.)

I was impressed enough to order the Guerisson "essence" which is their name for a serum, applied under the cream. Having just received it, I've only used it 3 times so far. It's very light; even very oily skins would tolerate it and it has the same herbals. I'll print an ingredient list for the essence when I find a reliable one, as I don't read Korean.

In short, I like this line but it's way too early to give a complete endorsement. Great results thus far and no zits, rash, bad reaction, etc.

replies 186Dec 10, 2017 6:29 PM +00:00

R186 I found it for you. Nice stuff, lots of natural extracts, still contains a little equine fat. I'm surprised these products can be sold in the U.S. without full labeling in English.

The Guerisson Essence/Serum Ingredients:

Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerine, Mineral Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Betaine, Polyglutamic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Arginine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Applemint Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Horse Fat, Theanine, Milk Lipids, Glutathione, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Perfume, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Astaxanthin, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide-3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

replies 187Dec 10, 2017 7:28 PM +00:00

Anything Oil of Olay is the real deal. Cheaper than every other dept store product and closest to prescription. Effective due to heavily researched active ingredients. P&G has more money than God and can afford real product testing unlike other companies with fewer products and market dominance. Regenerist will change your skin. Stop wasting your money. Oh and my last name isn't Proctor or Gamble.

replies 188Jun 23, 2018 12:47 PM +00:00