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Products that really work

In your experience what products have actually worked?%0D %0D Any products... health and beauty products, household products, electronics. Only positive experiences.

by Anonymousreply 53201/27/2015

Magic Eraser

Abreva

Carmex

Febreze

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Most of Target's "Up and Up" household products

Eyeglasses bought from China over the Internet

by Anonymousreply 112/09/2010

I've pushed these before on similar threads...Band Aids with antibiotic ointment (already on the pad). My cuts are always free of infection now and heal quickly.

by Anonymousreply 212/09/2010

Zinc has been pretty effective in keeping me from getting colds and the flu.

by Anonymousreply 412/09/2010

Spray Nine%0D %0D Borax%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 512/09/2010

Biz Bleach is great for pre-soaking stained laundry.

by Anonymousreply 612/09/2010

Cialis

by Anonymousreply 712/09/2010

Magic Eraser

by Anonymousreply 812/09/2010

Soap and water

by Anonymousreply 912/09/2010

Cats. They make great pets!

by Anonymousreply 1112/09/2010

Extra virgin olive oil really has done wonders for my hair. (In thickness, texture, no 'falling'.)

by Anonymousreply 1212/09/2010

Nu Wave Oven%0D %0D I love it!!

by Anonymousreply 1312/09/2010

Cetaphil cream for dry winter skin, better than all the others I've tried.%0D %0D Dove unscented soap%0D %0D Sharp HDTV sets%0D %0D Oppo Blu-ray players%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1412/09/2010

Cameo cleanser and Ecover cream scrub are great for cleaning stainless steel, porcelain, even glass.

Seventh Generation dish detergent is the best I've ever used.

I use white vinegar and/or baking soda for most household cleaning jobs.

Nellie's washing soda is great for washing clothes. One tablespoon is all it takes for a wash load. No fabric softener required and no pre-treating, and I never have spots on my clothes after washing.

I love microfiber cleaning cloths and use them for most cleaning and dusting.

I second those green produce bags. They really work.

by Anonymousreply 1512/09/2010

"Extra virgin olive oil really has done wonders for my hair. (In thickness, texture, no 'falling'.)"

Are you serious? Do you realize how difficult oil is to get out of the hair? It kind of defies the purpose when you have to shampoo your hair four times to get all that oil out!

Not to mention, oil cannot make your hair thicker let alone stop it from falling out! Oil can soften the hair's damaged cuticle, thus changing the texture, but all your other claims are false.

by Anonymousreply 1912/09/2010

R19, take a deep breath. The poster ingests the oil and is reaping the health benefits. There was no indication the oil was applied to the hair. MARY!

by Anonymousreply 2012/09/2010

These are always my favorite threads. I second the microfiber cloths. Brilliant for dusting!

by Anonymousreply 2112/09/2010

I'd like to put in a good word for the Chad Hunt dildo. It fills me with love.

by Anonymousreply 2212/09/2010

OP - aren't you supposed to pay us for our consumer responses?

by Anonymousreply 2412/09/2010

Marijuana.

by Anonymousreply 2512/09/2010

Kaboom brand tub and tile cleaner -- that shit is amazing! Lexapro Egg McMuffin

by Anonymousreply 2612/09/2010

Temptations cat treats. Just like on the commercial, I can shake the bag and the cat will come running from anywhere in the house.

by Anonymousreply 2712/09/2010

Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream.

by Anonymousreply 2812/09/2010

If you are cleaning the grout inbetween tiles, like on your kitchen floor, the magic eraser is WITHOUT COMPARE.

by Anonymousreply 3012/09/2010

I have extremely dry skin & no lotion has ever worked for me. After an hour or so I'm ashy again. I found this lotion at Bath and Body Works by True blue Spa called Lay it on Thick and it works wonders. it's $13.00 for 2.5 oz but worth it.

by Anonymousreply 3112/09/2010

Aveeno hand lotion: absorbed fast, not greasy, lasts, no scent. Costco sells boxes with 2 large pump bottles pretty cheap.

Goo Gone: I've never found any glue residue it won't remove, quickly & gently.

Zinc lozenges: Not sure whether it's actually preventing the cold or if I wasn't really coming down with one in the first place -- maybe it's just a placebo effect -- but I have had fewer colds since I started using them.

What's the best oven cleaner? I have a bad back & can't do a lot of scrubbing -- is there anything that really works with just spraying on & wiping off?

by Anonymousreply 3212/09/2010

Ajax dish detergent. When you use it, you really realize how lame all other detergents are. Unfortunately it is hard to find.

by Anonymousreply 3312/09/2010

R34 is probably the best grammar troll response ever. Good on you, dear.

by Anonymousreply 3512/09/2010

I like Noxema. It works and it keeps my skin clear & clean. When I've mentioned it before, it's been extremely polarizing...some people swear by it, and others get vitriolic in their hatred.%0D %0D I like the smell.

by Anonymousreply 3612/09/2010

I love the Pedi-Egg. I'm in flip flops most of the year and my feet get pretty beat up, especially the back of my heels. I use the Pedi-Egg and voila! beautiful feet again. The only bad part is seeing what's collected in it afterwards, completely disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 3712/09/2010

I read a bit on wikipedia about magic eraser after I tried it the first time. It works miracles on every day stains, but not so good on the super gross bathroom stuff. It's an abrasive enhanced down to the molecular level, amazing how they did it.

It does "use up" fast and mice like to eat it too.

by Anonymousreply 3812/09/2010

Kiehl's Creative Cream Wax for your hair. Oil of Olay Regenerist for your face. Both are superb.

by Anonymousreply 3912/09/2010

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers - will get almost anything off your walls.%0D %0D Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion - GREAT for skin. Esp. in the cold weather. Skin says moisturized all day for a fraction of the expensive stuff.%0D %0D Medicated chapstcik (light blue tube) - GREAT for cold weather. Lips stay moisturized all day.%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4012/09/2010

Agree with zinc lozenges for colds, they work great.%0D %0D For those of you talking up oil for your hair, how do you use it?

by Anonymousreply 4112/09/2010

I like Blistex (green tube) better than Chapstick.

by Anonymousreply 4212/09/2010

Kinerase products--they really do diminish lines!%0D %0D Argan oil, great for face/body, even hair.%0D %0D Science Diet dog food; produces less waste, easier form to pick up; my dogs (5) eat less but are more sated. Great product (they also get some wet food daily, I'm a fool for my babies!!)%0D %0D Keurig coffeemaker. No waste, all kinds of terrific coffee choices, plus I can just throw in a teabag & it makes a great cup.%0D %0D Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste. Takes a few weeks but it works . . . %0D %0D Lysol products, love the multisurface cleaner & the Neutra-mist fabric spray. Add a little bleach to the cleaner and it lightens my tile grout.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4312/09/2010

Green bags do not work.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4412/09/2010

Any suggestions for a cream that will reduce eye puffiness and dark circles?

by Anonymousreply 4512/09/2010

They work, but they require you drying out the moisture from the inside of the bag about twice a day. It's a lot of work. I found it easier to just pick up produce daily. Can't beat the freshness for that and it ends up taking about the same amount of time over the life of the produce.

by Anonymousreply 4612/09/2010

Magic Eraser will remove scuffs and marks from your walls, but it will also leave a dull spot where you used it, even on flat paint.

by Anonymousreply 4712/09/2010

Put a paper towel in the green bag to absorb moisture.

by Anonymousreply 4812/09/2010

Nothing better than old-fashioned Fantastic for cleaning your grimy bathroom.

by Anonymousreply 4912/09/2010

I bought those green bags and everything moldered within days.%0D %0D Also bought a Clarisonic based on raves and it made my face red. I looked like I had rosacea. I used the mildest brush and a specially formalized sensitive skin cleanser. The advice "keep using it!" so that my face would "get used to it" was so very, very wrong. %0D %0D Now I just use the cleanser, no Clarisonic, and my face is fine. What a waste of money.

by Anonymousreply 5012/09/2010

Roomba iRobot vacuum cleaner. I can't wait til they make one that folds laundry.

by Anonymousreply 5112/09/2010

I think it's hysterical (figuratively and literally) that most of the products whose praises are being sung here are of the beauty and/or domestic kind.%0D %0D Where are the auto, repair, garden, carpintry, mechanical, electronic products, or professional services, books, etc.?%0D %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 5212/09/2010

OK, I know, carpintry/oh,dear/etc.%0D %0D I meant to type carpentry

by Anonymousreply 5312/09/2010

Read OP's request R52.

by Anonymousreply 5412/09/2010

What is the distinction between figuratively hysterical and literally hysterical?

by Anonymousreply 5512/09/2010

Scrubbing Bubbles automatic shower cleaner. Love it! Also, I second Oil of Play regenerist cream.

by Anonymousreply 5612/09/2010

Good old Vaseline on feet and elbows. Softens and costs next to nothing.

by Anonymousreply 5712/09/2010

Fresh Wave odor eliminating crystals. I use one in the kitchen and one in my air cleaning system- they work very well.

by Anonymousreply 5812/09/2010

Scrabble

by Anonymousreply 5912/09/2010

literal hystery pertains exclusively to the female gender.%0D %0D hysterectomy has the same ethymological root

by Anonymousreply 6012/09/2010

I did, r54. Your point?

by Anonymousreply 6112/09/2010

Lesbian alert @R52. Gay men have department stores, your kind has Home Depot. If we need our cars fixed or our weeds whacked, then we call in experts, preferably hot, Latino ones.

by Anonymousreply 6212/09/2010

Magic Erasers definitely work.%0D %0D Also, Styptic Powder for nicks from shaving. Costs less than $2.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 6312/09/2010

Nice try at the quipping r62. Hate to disappoint you but I'm a gay man.%0D %0D Stop laughing at Prada jokes by Will and Grace's 2nd season.%0D %0D Anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 6412/09/2010

Then go fuck yourself, R52.

by Anonymousreply 6512/09/2010

lasers work

by Anonymousreply 6612/09/2010

meant to say "stopped laughing...etc"

by Anonymousreply 6712/09/2010

Meth from Larry in Chicago

by Anonymousreply 6812/09/2010

[quote] Also, Styptic Powder for nicks from shaving. Costs less than $2. %0D %0D good for zits too

by Anonymousreply 6912/09/2010

hook me up r68 :)

by Anonymousreply 7012/09/2010

Glad Press'n Seal changed my life. Seriously, it's the best stuff ever in the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 7112/09/2010

Styptic Powder available where, please?

I'm early 40's and having an acne resurgence. I'm not complaining- it reminds me of my youth, though I do not want scars.

TIA

by Anonymousreply 7212/09/2010

BOYFRIEND BLAZERS!

by Anonymousreply 7312/09/2010

iwillassoonasicanstoptypingr70-omgnowimtypingandbeatingofftopornatthesametime. omgi reallyneedtocleanupthisapartment.

by Anonymousreply 7412/09/2010

LOL r74

by Anonymousreply 7512/09/2010

R72, most pharmacies should have it in pencil form. Check men's shaving accessories.%0D %0D And good for zits means good for when they are broken and oozing.

by Anonymousreply 7612/09/2010

Agree, R76 but the powder form is more instant. It's a powder in a vial. Wet your finger and place it on the spot. Works in about 10 seconds.

by Anonymousreply 7712/09/2010

I'm another for whom these are a favorite type of thread on DL. I didn't know that castor oil has firming properties when applied topically. That stuff is so cheap that even if it doesn't work, it won't be a loss. Getting some tonight.

I'm also researching that laundry stuff way up thread.

by Anonymousreply 7912/09/2010

Target brand serums instead of oil of olay regenerist Joe Dirt Hair Products Vaseline instead of shoe polish

by Anonymousreply 8012/09/2010

[quote] Where are the auto, repair, garden, carpintry, mechanical, electronic products, or professional services, books, etc.?%0D %0D Television sets really work. So do dvd players, computers and games. I like them.%0D %0D My Lexus works. Great car.

by Anonymousreply 8112/09/2010

Ford F150.

Best truck in all history!

by Anonymousreply 8212/09/2010

I second the recommendation for Cameo stainless cleaner. My grocery store quit carrying it, but I found it at my hardware store.

by Anonymousreply 8312/09/2010

Lancome Genifique serum and Absolue Precious Cells creme.

The former changes the genetic material of skin cells, reversing the aging process. The latter stimulates stem cell production.

by Anonymousreply 8512/09/2010

Believe it or not the Flobee works a charm! I've used that thing now for almost 15 years and it still works like it's new. It's really a very well made piece of equipment

by Anonymousreply 8612/09/2010

Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenshing Oil

by Anonymousreply 8712/09/2010

Rembrandt brand teeth whitening kit.

by Anonymousreply 8912/09/2010

Peroxide will whiten your teeth

by Anonymousreply 9012/09/2010

Dow Scrubbing Bubbles PHD Viand Dog Food

by Anonymousreply 9112/09/2010

Bon Ami, it's true that it hasn't scratched yet.

by Anonymousreply 9212/09/2010

Krinner Christmas tree stand and a Christmas tree waterer from Amazon...made life so much easier this year.

by Anonymousreply 9312/09/2010

Crest whitestrips. I use them about 3 times a year (I drink PG Tips daily), every other day to avoid tooth sensitivity, for about 1-2 weeks (I get lazy). I usually pop them on before going to work (I have about a 20-30 drive).

Dentists will come up to me and ask me if I get them professionally done. They're always surprised when I tell them that it's Crest. They're white without looking like Chiclets.

Make sure you go online and look for coupons, Target will have a holiday set for a great deal after Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 9412/09/2010

Does anyone know what can take stains from a bluing product out of white cotton T shirts?%0D %0D I used a bluing agent in my rinse water trying to get my shirts whiter and instead I probably used too much or a crappy brand. %0D %0D I've tried rewashing them with more bleach than usual and those damn stains are still there and btw, the shirts are no whiter.%0D

by Anonymousreply 9512/09/2010

R12, do you eat it or put it on your hair as a conditioner? I've heard of people doing the latter.

by Anonymousreply 9612/09/2010

R37=Jared Padalecki

by Anonymousreply 9712/09/2010

What about that "Seen on TV" neck firming instrument? Does that work? I saw it on clearance today for $7.99 and thought I'd invest in one for the future if it works.

by Anonymousreply 9812/09/2010

Amy's Organic Enchiladas...%0D %0D filled my tummy in a wonderful way. %0D %0D I'm stuffed.%0D %0D Don't do the microwave, use the oven and it only takes about 30 min not the 50/55 on the box.

by Anonymousreply 9912/09/2010

I'm an undershirt freak. Love a good white tee to wear under my shirts or just by themselves. I have tried every brand on Earth and they all lose their shape in the neck and never fit right. HOWEVER, I can now endorse 100 percent American Apparel's Tee shirts. Have had some for years without losing their shape, they fit snug and always look fresh!

by Anonymousreply 10012/09/2010

[quote]Mr. Clean Magic Erasers - will get almost anything off your walls.

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 10112/09/2010

Weleda calendula bar soap - this stuff is designed as a baby product. It's great for washing irritated skin, very soothing.

by Anonymousreply 10212/09/2010

What's the best deodorant soap and deodorant? Sometimes when I work out hard, I can't get rid of the damn BO no matter how much I scrub my pits. I have tried Certain-Dri and it works like a charm, but there is so much chemical shit in it and as soon as I stopped using it (after a year), I ended up sweating more and smelling worse. WTF? Was all the stink backed up or something?

by Anonymousreply 10312/09/2010

Deodorant soap?

Really?

by Anonymousreply 10412/09/2010

Big Sexy Hair shampoo & conditioner.

by Anonymousreply 10512/09/2010

R103, not to scare you but I heard that the chemicals in commercial deodorants do back up your glands with such toxicity that eventually you get cancer. That could be what's happening to you. I don't use deodorant at all now, and I have no problems.

by Anonymousreply 10612/09/2010

bar keepers friend, for my copper sink and pans.

by Anonymousreply 10712/10/2010

[quote]I don't use deodorant at all now, and I have no problems.%0D %0D That's what YOU think.

by Anonymousreply 10812/10/2010

r103, go to Costco or a pharmacy and buy a bottle of Hibiclens. Use this as soap OCCASIONALLY. Not all the time.

You will notice you smell less.

by Anonymousreply 10912/10/2010

Not exactly a product, but hot yoga is an extremely effective exercise and especially if you can find a hot vinyasa class you can burn about 1000 calories in 90 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 11012/10/2010

More info on copper supplements for gray hair please, R17. Isn't ingesting copper supposed to be kind of dangerous?

by Anonymousreply 11112/10/2010

Optimus H-4110 9-Inch Dish Heater. Very useful spot heater, only 300W. $20.

Roku. $60.

Samson Q1U USB microphone (surprisingly good sounding for podcasts, Skype, interviews, vocals and instrument recording). Holds up well against a $400 broadcast Electrovoice EV-20 we now use only for sexual purposes. $70

Stylophone Retro Pocket Synth. You know you've always wanted the synth Bowie used on 'Space Oddity'. $20.

Any audio product ever designed by the late Henry Kloss. Favorites: the radios, or the Model 6 bookshelf speakers from Cambridge Soundworks. The entire audio line from Tivoli Audio.

by Anonymousreply 11212/10/2010

cat food

by Anonymousreply 11312/10/2010

Stylophone stylings. Oh, yea.

by Anonymousreply 11412/10/2010

[quote]bar keepers friend, for my copper sink and pans.

I'm with you on that one pal! I used to buy this really expensive cleaner for my copper pans and brassware and then I found Bar Keeper's Friend in the cleanser isle at the market for $1.75 a can. It will turn a hideously stained copper pot into a beautiful pan with a mirror shine in no time flat and didn't require nearly as much elbow grease as my old expensive copper cleaner.

I also found that if you mix the powder up in warm water really well until it's completely dissolved with zero grit remaining you can use it to clean your sterling silver.

by Anonymousreply 11512/10/2010

The laundry detergent made by Costco. Bar Keepers Friend cleanser. Great for stainless steel sinks. Astroglide

by Anonymousreply 11612/10/2010

Lexol leather cleaner - I still use saddle soap for ordinary leather cleaning. But when that doesn't work, I break out the Lexol.

by Anonymousreply 11712/10/2010

The Magic Erasers are fantastic - but don't use them on walls! They will quite literally take off the paint. But for anything else, they're a wonder product.

Vinegar. Great for shining chrome on faucets and, when mixed with bleach and water, a superb disinfectant.

Swiffer dusters - amazing. Expensive, so wash them! Let them air dry, but they're good for another 4 or 5 uses with washing.

I will second spacebags. I cannot believe how much stuff you can get into one of them. Especially good if you're moving.

by Anonymousreply 11812/11/2010

Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash. I use it this time of year to prevent dry skin.

by Anonymousreply 11912/12/2010

Smile's Prid drawing salve. Not to be gross, but this stuff draws the infection out of almost anything. It's an old fashioned salve, updated a few years ago to be "homeopathic" but is basically the same stuff they made a century ago in St. Louis.

by Anonymousreply 12012/12/2010

agree with Magic Erasers. They should be voted one of the wonders of the world.

by Anonymousreply 12112/12/2010

That looks handy, R120. I have trouble with ingrown hairs occasionally, and that might be the ticket.

by Anonymousreply 12212/12/2010

A half-cup of White Vinegar in the rinse cycle makes clothes smell fresh. Or you can put undershirts in a gallon bucket filled with water and the vinegar overnight to remove deodorant stains.

by Anonymousreply 12312/12/2010

Since you mentioned white vinegar, to clean the interior of your dishwasher (especially for those with hard water) place a large bowl of white vinegar (about 2 cups) on the bottom rack of your empty dishwasher. Run it for a full cycle and it will come out like new.

by Anonymousreply 12412/12/2010

This literary (and real) product works as:

1. Good homoerotic fun

2. Satire

3. A delightfully humorous way to tweak Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig

It's Henry And Glenn Forever: The Box Set!

by Anonymousreply 12512/12/2010

Magic erasers are great for cleaning your MacBook.

by Anonymousreply 12612/12/2010

I heart magic erasers and febreeze.

by Anonymousreply 12712/12/2010

Magic Erasers will not work on PCs, so y'all're shit out of luck.

Don't even try or you'll lose everything on your hard drive.

by Anonymousreply 12812/12/2010

Polyisoprene condoms like Durex Bare and LifeStyles Skyn. No latex smell, and super thin feeling

by Anonymousreply 12912/12/2010

To keep your drains running: pour some baking soda and about 2-4 ozs of white vinegar down the drain, wait 30 minutes, then pour a medium size pot, or a kettle, of boiling hot water down the drain. Repeat, just with the boiling hot water.

I do this once a week, I haven't had a clogged drain in years.

by Anonymousreply 13012/12/2010

bump

by Anonymousreply 13112/13/2010

another vote for the magic eraser

by Anonymousreply 13212/13/2010

Anybody have a recommendation on a silver polish?

by Anonymousreply 13312/13/2010

bump

by Anonymousreply 13412/16/2010

bump

by Anonymousreply 13512/31/2010

Another vote for magic eraser.%0D %0D Also, the Roku box to stream netlfix

by Anonymousreply 13612/31/2010

[quote]Any suggestions for a cream that will reduce eye puffiness and dark circles?

I don't know, but I'm about to try a Magic Eraser.

by Anonymousreply 13712/31/2010

r137 try desitin baby rash ointment for puffy eyes and circles. My mom told me that she uses it al the time. I thought she was crazy until I tried it and it works. Also reduces small wrinkles, swear to God.

by Anonymousreply 13812/31/2010

Have any of you ever used toilet paper? I swear by the stuff!

by Anonymousreply 13912/31/2010

Vitamin D to prevent colds.%0D Neutrogena Norweigan Formula hand cream (unscented).

by Anonymousreply 14012/31/2010

Thanks R139, but I'll stick to sandpaper.

by Anonymousreply 14112/31/2010

The best eyemakeup remover is Vaseline.

by Anonymousreply 14212/31/2010

I love these little scrub brushes from OXO. They're really tough, almost as if they were made out of metal, and they're small enough to clean almost everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 14312/31/2010

Reynolds non-stick foil.%0D %0D Chicken, or anything else for that matter, doesn't stick and is easy to serve and clean.

by Anonymousreply 14412/31/2010

Sorry to read that, R50. I love my Clarisonic and can't imagine what went wrong. I have a ruddy complexion and it didn't affect mine one way or the other. Changing skin treatments really calmed my skin, though. Thanks to the Clarisonic my formerly large pores are microscopic.

I also love my TriniTea. It is a tea maker that heats the water, brews the tea at a proper temperature, and keeps it heated in the pot. This makes the best tea I've ever had and I'm still using mine after 4 years.

by Anonymousreply 14512/31/2010

The best eyemakeup remover is Vaseline.%0D %0D Also the best skin softener and moisturizer. I use it for dry skin on my feet and elbows, especially in the winter.

by Anonymousreply 14601/06/2011

Yoshi ceramic knives. They sell them at Walmart and Wallgreens etc. They are sharps as hell. Be sure to stoe in plastic sleeve. You will get cut all to fuck if you don't. $19.99

by Anonymousreply 14801/06/2011

[quote] The best eyemakeup remover is Vaseline.%0D %0D No it isn't. Estee Lauder "Take It Away" is the best eyemakup remover and it doesn't leave gloppy residue in your eyes.

by Anonymousreply 14901/07/2011

The Volcano Vaporizer. I am a rather high-volume marijuana enthusiast and the difference in my skin and my ability to take deep breaths since I switched to vaporizing from using a bong is astounding.

I also love my Hoover Steam Vac. My rugs look great and I've even housebroken a puppy since I got them years ago.

by Anonymousreply 15001/07/2011

Dunkin Donuts Turbo. If you need a caffeine boost, it's great. But don't drink any after 3pm unless you want to be awake all night.

by Anonymousreply 15101/08/2011

Does anyone know if Redken Shades EQ 00 "clear" can be used alone as a conditioner? My hair is a mass of knots.

by Anonymousreply 15201/18/2011

Anyone have any recommendations for products that help with oily skin?

by Anonymousreply 15301/18/2011

"Anyone have any recommendations for products that help with oily skin?"

Neutrogena Anti Acne in the pump bottle is great, it also exfoliates your skin. Use it with a Puff Buff. I always get compliments on my skin and I know it's from using this product.

It also comes in Grapefruit and I think there's a new green cleanser, but I'm not sure what that's for.

The BEST was The Body Shop's Passion Fruit Cleansing gel, it been discontinued for years, but the Neutrogena is pretty close.

by Anonymousreply 15401/18/2011

"Bar Keepers Friend cleanser"

Isn't this basically the same as Bon Ami? You can get a can of Bon Ami for just 89 cents.

by Anonymousreply 15501/18/2011

Doesn't work on pussies, R147. Believe me, I tried it!

by Anonymousreply 15601/18/2011

"I have extremely dry skin & no lotion has ever worked for me. After an hour or so I'm ashy again. I found this lotion at Bath and Body Works by True blue Spa called Lay it on Thick and it works wonders. it's $13.00 for 2.5 oz but worth it."

Do you regularly see a doctor? If so, ask for prescription Urea 40% cream. This stuff is amazing. My hands get super dry in Winter, so dry, that the finger tips crack and bleed, this cream softens them in a few days.

Urea is added to commercial creams but not the high concentration in the prescription form. If you see a derma, ask them for sample.

by Anonymousreply 15701/18/2011

I love my Clarisonic but my sister can't use it.. after a couple of weeks she noticed that redness. A quick google revealed the problem- broken capillaries. I never had any problem.. I suppose I have thicker skin or slightly deeper capillaries.

Orange Oil- the REAL stuff not the floor cleaner crap. Cleans wood beautifully, cleans stainless steal and smells absolutely fantastic. Don't use it on floors or you will bust your ass.

Keurig coffee maker and Kcups- No end to my love for these things. The only downside is they spoiled me rotten. I do not miss my french press.

CeraVe hand/body lotion- awesome. Perfect for deadly dry skin.

A-Alpha Hydrox Souffle- glycolic acid peel- CHEAP and really works.

MissOpps Pedicure in a bottle- fantastic- this with a little work with a pumice stone now and then leave you with beautiful feet. Seriously.

I love this thread!

by Anonymousreply 15801/18/2011

LOL, sorry, stainless STEEL.

I forgot to mention Slatkin candles- Bath and Body Works. These are hands down the smelliest candles I have found.

by Anonymousreply 15901/18/2011

Veseline (or strore brand petroleum jelly) %0D %0D I have extremely dry skin (especially hands and feet) and this is the only product that works. I just apply once in the morning and never have to reapply.%0D %0D It's great and much cheaper. I buy a huge jar for just a few dollars and it lasts over a month.

by Anonymousreply 16001/18/2011

Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Control Cleanser and Acne Control Lotion. They come in a kit for a little over $20. I had razor bumps for about two years and this combo cleared everything up in about a week or so. Highly recommended.

by Anonymousreply 16101/18/2011

In my quest for organic skin & hair care I have become addicted to Shea Terra Organics (dot com)! No, I am NOT affiliated in any way with this online co.; found on a chat site . . . products are based on African shea or other native plants; STO uses free trade raw materials only. %0D %0D STO attempts to formulate all products without chemical additives. My faves are the Shea Notilica for dry skin, oils such as Argan, Marula, Baobob,and Tamanu for face & body. Also love the shea butters & lotions; can't live without the Bourbon Vanilla shea lotion. Clay face masks are superior. I usually stock up when they offer 30% off all products, via email when you sign up.

by Anonymousreply 16302/01/2011

Cascade dishwashing soap. (old style, with phosphates)

The new shit is less than worthless.

by Anonymousreply 16402/01/2011

Bernz-O-Matic culinary blowtorch.

These is NO BETTER WAY to get rid of excess nasal hair than fire.

by Anonymousreply 16502/01/2011

I think the Cascade packets work great. But I have a good dishwasher too.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 16602/01/2011

bump

by Anonymousreply 16702/27/2011

Anyone have any experience with the new eyelash growth stimulators? One is by Rx and the other is over the counter. Do they work?

by Anonymousreply 16802/27/2011

For bypassing the Megavideo/upload time limits, nothing else I've tried works as well as cacaoweb. You have to download both the app and install the firefox plugin, but it works great, doesn't stall out or reload and it's free. The videourls.com plug-in sorta works and megaskipper works when it's up, but this actually does what it's supposed to do all the time which is refreshing.

by Anonymousreply 16903/04/2011

DMSO for injuries with inflammation (and cuts too). I have a moderate tear on my MCL in my knee- it's week 3, and I'm doing weight bearing exercises again (per my PT).

by Anonymousreply 17003/04/2011

Mix bleach and ammonia half and half. That shit will clean anything.

by Anonymousreply 17103/04/2011

Very funny R171 -- its a mix that will send DLers to the hospital in the same way as it does all the Jewish ladies each year when they do their special religious house cleaning.

Mixing the two creates a noxious gas

by Anonymousreply 17203/04/2011

Polysporin ointment cream for severly chapped, dry hands and feet. A friend suggested I try it because my hands looked terrible since high school. The ointment cleared up everything wrong with the skin on my hands and feet.

by Anonymousreply 17304/16/2011

r12 - what brand of EVOO are you using?

by Anonymousreply 17404/16/2011

"Anybody have a recommendation on a silver polish?"

Washing soda, aluminim foil and hot water. Google it, works great

by Anonymousreply 17504/16/2011

Vicks Vaporub for toenail fungus. Works great and no Rx side effects.

by Anonymousreply 17604/16/2011

Adderall Windex wipes

by Anonymousreply 17704/16/2011

r168, the prescription lash growth products work amazingly well. I have naturally blonde, short lashes, and they are now darker and double the length. I get mine from India from alldaychemist dot com (I swear I am not affiliated with them). They sell careprost, which is the same product in latisse, for about $5 a bottle (shipping is expensive but I also buy my Retin-A from them and buy enough for a year). I also second the use of Vaporub for toenail fungus. Apple cider vinegar also works well for athletes foot/foot fungus. My Dr wanted to put me on medications for six weeks, and the vinegar/Vaporub combo knocked it out.

by Anonymousreply 17804/16/2011

Camocare 12& Face Lifting Formula. A miracle worker. Apply with the end of a q-tip, instead of a cotton ball, and one 2 oz. bottle lasts forever. I use it morning and evening. Fabulous stuff.

by Anonymousreply 17904/16/2011

Buying decent pet food from a small local retailer. I switch between Canidae, Dogswell, Fromm and Taste of the Wild.

by Anonymousreply 18004/16/2011

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

L'Occitane Shea Butter face cream.

Philips Imageo Rechargeable Candles.

An Amilo laptop - I've had all sorts of laptops and ibooks - the Amilo has been treated like a shit, and won't die.

Blister plaster/band-aid (they make blisters vanish! No popping).

Le Creuset cookware and crockery (it works, and keeps working).

by Anonymousreply 18104/16/2011

I found that coating my eyelashes with Vaseline and sometimes with castor oil have made them thicker, darker and longer. %0D %0D Coconut Oil or coconut milk is great for your hair - massage in your scalp and leave it in for a while (overnight works wonders) and shampoo it out. Avocado Oil is another miracle worker for your hair too, and as a night moisturizer for your face and body. I have used it as an under eye moisturizer as well and it softens any little wrinkles or lines. It is WONDERFUL for your lips - instantly softens them, plumps them up, brings a nice rosy pink hue to them. Avocado oil seaps nicely into your skin so there isn't any filmy mess when you use it. %0D %0D I also swear by Nizoral shampoo - it has something in it that some swear can regrow hair. All I know is that when I use it twice a week, my hair is thicker and fuller.

by Anonymousreply 18204/16/2011

Just checked their site R178 - the Latisse is $10-11 / 3ml bottle but the Retin A is very cheap.

by Anonymousreply 18304/17/2011

New "Shimmer"

It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping!

by Anonymousreply 18404/17/2011

My neighbor gets cold sores. Has since he was kid. He's bought everything out there but nothing worked. Some things like abreva work a little faster but you still have to suffer through. Plus, I could still see it and those things are gross to look at. Anyway he found that hand sanitizer works. He acted like he won the lottery after finding this out. He said one night he got a feeling (that's what he said?) and didn't have any medicine so he put hand sanitizer on his lips and he didn't get one. He has used it ever since and and doesn't seem to get them anymore. If he does they aren't noticable. This was maybe 4 or 5 years ago. So if anybody is suceptible to cold sores try hand sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 18504/17/2011

Clarisonic

by Anonymousreply 18604/17/2011

R182, where do you buy avocado oil and coconut oil?

by Anonymousreply 18704/17/2011

Barium enemas seem to be the most effective of the enemas. I've seen a comparison from Consumer's Reports, but I bet Barium wins out over all the rest.

by Anonymousreply 18804/17/2011

R188 do you douche with it daily so you can get fucked at any moment?

by Anonymousreply 18904/18/2011

r187, check your local health-food stores. And Coconut oil can be bought at most Indian/South Asian/Chinese stores. Make sure you get the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, though. %0D %0D Here in Canada, Loblaws has been selling Avocado Oil alongside its other oils (Olive, Canola, Safflower, etc).

by Anonymousreply 19004/18/2011

Nizoral shampoo used in the face aside from the hair. Cleared my acne.

by Anonymousreply 19104/19/2011

Bacitracin for pimples and any infection on the skin...

by Anonymousreply 19204/19/2011

I use butter flavor Crisco as a personal lubricant. It's wonderful!

by Anonymousreply 19304/19/2011

Another vote for Roku box w/Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 19404/19/2011

I've tried the most expensive hair products (including Alterna and Verastace) for my color-damaged hair) but I failed to see any improvement. My stylist sold me Iden Bee Propolis Repair Mask which is cheaper and now I swear by it.

by Anonymousreply 19504/19/2011

I condition-wash with Mane N' Tail conditioner on days I don't shampoo. %0D %0D I love Coppertone's Gradual Tanner - moisturizing, no-streaky, and it has great color. I use Bonne Bell Gel Bronzer on my feet for extra colour when I flip flop. %0D %0D Yeah, I'm a guy.

by Anonymousreply 19604/19/2011

Here's a tip for anyone interested in skin care/ reducing the visible signs of ageing. Don't buy anything over the counter - even if it's expensive stuff like SKII. The only way to see genuine improvement is through medical-based treatments as well as microdermabrasion and peels. I use a prescription-only skin care brand and it's more expensive than normal cosmetics but it is the only thing that produces results. Wasting money on over the counter brands is a great example of how much consumers are conned by marketing into buying crap that doesn't actually do anything.

by Anonymousreply 19704/19/2011

Peels in the long run do not work. That's why many celebrities end up getting plastic surgery early.

by Anonymousreply 19804/19/2011

DHC Olive Oil Cleanser. I have super oily skin with rosacea. This is the only cleanser I've found that cleans my skin without stripping it and calms it as well.%0D %0D Facial Flex facial exerciser. I was kind of embarrassed when I ordered it as it seemed like the height of vanity. Nevertheless, it's worked, and my once-disappearing jawline has reappeared. It only took about a week before I saw results, and people started asking me what I was doing, because they thought I looked good.%0D %0D I may be tres vain, but I'm much happier with my appearance now.

by Anonymousreply 19904/19/2011

I Love Alpha Hydrox products too ... I used to use a one of their products called Res-Q Night Treatment, but I wore it on my face during the day and everyone kept commenting on how great my skin looked. And it felt the smoothest it ever has been. Unfortunately, they discontinued the product. The Souffle is nice, but not the same as the Res-Q.

by Anonymousreply 20004/20/2011

A little OT, but out of curiosity, a friend told me recently that black people have to use lotion daily or their skin becomes ashy. Is this true? He's had three black boyfriends who lotioned their bodies all the time, one who was reminded all the time by his grandmother to make sure he 'creamed' everyday.

by Anonymousreply 20104/20/2011

R201, that is why their hair doesn't stink like white people's - much less oil in the scalp.

by Anonymousreply 20204/20/2011

I do know that blacks have a real problem with tinea versicolor (a skin fungus that is prevalent in the summer).

For some reason, they call it acid.

by Anonymousreply 20304/20/2011

r203, I think it is because it looks like the skin has been burned with acid.

by Anonymousreply 20404/20/2011

I bought some Cetaphil moisturizing lotion last night and oday my hands and face are dry as hell - the product is shit.

by Anonymousreply 20504/20/2011

I just searched the thread and didn't see this posted - %0D %0D I use Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails supplement. It's been 8 weeks since I started taking one pill a day (they say to take 3 per day) and I swear my hair has never been fuller or shinier. It's also grown a full inch in a month. %0D %0D The bottle is something ridiculously cheap like $8 at my grocery store. I will absolutely never bother with the Kerastase pills, which are between $90-$120 per bottle!

by Anonymousreply 20604/20/2011

For RV bathrooms and other bad washrooms that always seem to have an odor no matter what you do, buy a few of those little trees used for deodorizing cars. They really work in a small smelly bathroom!

Other products that I think really work:

*Tide or Kirkland (Costco brand) laundry soap -- to me, nothing else seems to get things as clean

*Triscuits crackers -- unlike most, even Wheat Thins, they're actually whole wheat. Plus there's low salt, low fat etc. and they still all taste good.

by Anonymousreply 20704/20/2011

Let's not let this die. %0D %0D I bought some St. Ives collagen-elastin facial Moisturizer the other day - used to use it years ago. Don't know why I stopped - I guess I became a snob and thought more expensive products were better. This stuff is great and keeps my face moisturized all day. %0D %0D The other poster's suggestion about Lubiderm as a great foot moisturizer is spot-on ... I've been using it for a week now and my feet look great.

by Anonymousreply 20804/23/2011

"Make Up For Ever" Lab Shine Lip Gloss: Not sticky, pleasant "taste", moisturizes the lips, really nice colour selection and only $18 at Sephora.

A lot nicer than the Mac and Chanel glosses I have in my cabinet. I got the D16(shimmering beige)

by Anonymousreply 21004/23/2011

Tweezerman fast lash. I notice it's getting harder to find now I hope it wasn't discontinued.

by Anonymousreply 21104/23/2011

Not sure if it was in this thread, but a big thank-you to everyone who recommended chlorophyll capsules for BO/garlic stink. After taking 2x100mg capsules, I noticed results the very next day. My armpits not longer stink and I swear I don't have morning breath most mornings.

I bought whatever Vitamin Shoppe had that seemed like the best value at the time, which happened to be World Organic "Mega Chlorophyll 100mg Plus Our Green Food Blend".

by Anonymousreply 21204/23/2011

R212.

Glad you liked them. They really do work. As a big garlic eater I discovered that using them kept me from garlic breath/stink.

by Anonymousreply 21304/23/2011

R209, I know. I bought the bottle because it was on sale, and figured there was no harm in giving it a try. I honestly can't believe the effect it's had, though!

by Anonymousreply 21404/23/2011

Ok, you two - get a room.

by Anonymousreply 21504/23/2011

What about supplements? What does everyone take and what results have you noticed?

by Anonymousreply 21604/23/2011

bump for more fruity tooty tips.

by Anonymousreply 21704/24/2011

What is the best product for under-eye skin?

by Anonymousreply 21804/24/2011

Does soaking your toenails in denture cleaner really make them nice and white?

by Anonymousreply 21904/24/2011

r218, I metioned this earlier ... I have been using avocado oil under my eyes for the past 3-4 months and I love the results. The little lines that started to appear (I'm 33) have diminished. %0D %0D I use a little makeup sponge that I bought at a dollar store to dab it on at night and then again after washing my face in the morning. I started using oil under my eye because all the eye creams were drying the area out. The worst was Garnier's - it had caffeine in it and I think that was why it dried out so much. %0D %0D I started using olive oil, but I found my eyes would puff up. Someone sugested avocado oil as a more "safer" oil for the eye area, and I am pleased with the results (it is EV Avocado oil). I did start using castor oil at night as an eye cream after reading the suggestion here in this thread that claimed it was a great eye and neck firmer, and I have to say that I agree. Still, my day eye "cream" is the avocado oil. %0D %0D Incidentally, I also notice the area under my eyes have become lightened - it looks like I wear have been wearing sunglasses while tanning. I am wondering if the avocado oil would be great on dark circles (which I never have had, so I can't attest to that kind of effect). %0D %0D You can purchase EVAO at health food stores. Loblaws has started to carry it on its regular cooking oil shelves here in Canada. Castor Oil, of course, can be purchased at drug stores and pharmacies at a ridiculously low price in the section where you find the hydrogen peroxides. rubbing alcohols and calamine lotions.

by Anonymousreply 22004/24/2011

Oh, btw, avocado oil on the face is a great moisturizer, but apply it at night and wash it off in the morning. If you put it on your face during the day, the sun makes your face pink. The weird thing about avocado oil is its tendency to turn things pink - that's why it is excellent for your lips. Immediately after applying AO to your lips, their natural pink hue becomes rich and your lips are all plumped up - you end up having nice thick healthy lips. Someone told me that alot of lip plumpers have AO as one of their ingredients. %0D %0D Weird tip, but if you want your nipples plumped up and pink, apply AO to them.

by Anonymousreply 22104/24/2011

Good old fashioned hydrogen peroxide, swished before brushing a few times a week, works far better than White Strips. And less than $1 a bottle that lasts two months. %0D %0D Have to say, the Clarisonic is amazing. I have had mine for only two weeks and can see a drastic improvement in my 36 year old skin.%0D %0D Lancome Juicytubes - sure they are $20 but they are so perfectly yummy and light, stay on well, and just look great on my lips. Love them.%0D %0D Rosamonte loose-leaf Yerba Mate tea. Super appetite suppresant and mild stimulant. So glad I discovered it!

by Anonymousreply 22204/24/2011

Nexcare Tattoo band-aides. As long as they're applied correctly, they stay on knuckles, on joints., you can wash your hands, take showers, do dishes. Best I've ever used.

by Anonymousreply 22304/25/2011

Dr. Bronner's liquid castille soap

by Anonymousreply 22404/25/2011

DAWN dishwashing detergent for washing vintage jewellery Cool U Love and Soil U Love for washing vintage clothes (from 99 cent store)!

by Anonymousreply 22504/25/2011

I used the Pretika and didn't notice anything dramatic, is the Clarisonic that much better?

by Anonymousreply 22604/25/2011

[quote] Good old fashioned hydrogen peroxide, swished before brushing a few times a week,

DO NOT use straight hydrogen peroxide in your mouth ever. If you mist use it, you have to dilute it with at least half water

by Anonymousreply 22804/25/2011

r227, what does an aspirin mask do, and how do you prepare it?%0D %0D If you use self-tanner, don't use Dove soap or bodywash - there are some body washes/soaps that don,t mix well with STs and Dove is one of them. irish Spring is another.

by Anonymousreply 22904/25/2011

The aspirin mask sloughs off dead skin cells and exfoliates you skin like a champ. It's also anti-inflamatory. Since aspirin is essentially salicylic acid (same stuff used in acne medications), it can be beneficial for acne as well. I just crushed up a bottle of non-coated aspirin into a fine powder, and when I want to do a mask I mix about a pill or two's worth of powder with some Queen Helene mint mud mask...stir it all around in the palm of my hand and then apply it. This is my little concoction though, if you look it up online most people mix it with honey or some other substance to get it to stick to your face. I just find it easier and quite effective doing it this way since all the ingredients are already in my bathroom.

Also another thing I've found is that baking soda is an AWESOME fascial scrub! It's so incredibly fine, I just mix a tablespoon or so with a little dab of my regular face wash and a few drops of water, again stir it all up in the palm of my hand and then apply all over my face. My skin literally SQUEAKS it's so smooth and clean afterwards. I discovered this after having such a hard time finding a scrub in stores that actually has enough SCRUB in it to actually scrub my face! Some of the scrubs on the market are a joke! They have just a few random scrub particles here and there...not NEARLY enough coarseness to exfoliate your entire face! So I made my own. At first I was thinking of trying pure sand, but then thought baking soda would work even better because it's even finer. Indeed it works better than ANY store bough scrub I've ever found and it's dirt cheap!

by Anonymousreply 23004/25/2011

[quote]Good old fashioned hydrogen peroxide, swished before brushing a few times a week, works far better than White Strips. And less than $1 a bottle that lasts two months.

Won't the peroxide damage your gums/teeth after awhile? Do you dilute it with water?

by Anonymousreply 23104/25/2011

Speaking of scrubs, a little cornmeal mixed with water to make a paste has always been the best thing for me. But baking soda is just as good. %0D %0D SNAP is a great exfoliator too. The original kind.

by Anonymousreply 23204/25/2011

Nature's Bounty Biotin 5000mcg has really helped my hair, it grows quicker and it now shinier. I can't say it helps with hair loss, but my chemically damaged hair has benefited from taking this high dosage of biotin.

I was talking to a friend about a supplement called Betaine HCL, some hair loss forums have mentioned how this supplement has helped with thinning hair.

Apparently for some types of hair loss, balancing the stomach acid helps with hair re-growth, that what Betaine HCL is used for, stomach acid.

by Anonymousreply 23304/25/2011

R183 and R178, be careful with alldaychemist, their site was hacked recently and some CC numbers were stolen (including mine).

by Anonymousreply 23404/25/2011

[quote]Dr. Bronner's liquid castille soap

The Pure Castile Soap? I've been using and I love it. I have had some problems with eczema and the purity of this soap is great for my skin.

by Anonymousreply 23504/25/2011

Regarding Hydrogen Peroxide, I've heard that it's best to order food-grade HP, rather than the regular kind, if you're going to use it as a mouthwash. That way, you won't be exposing yourself to the preservatives and other crap that come in the non-food-grade HP. And yes, dilute with water.%0D %0D I'm not sure where to get the food-grade, though. I'm guessing you have to order it, as I've not found it at any natural food stores.

by Anonymousreply 23604/25/2011

[235] I use the peppermint liquid soap for bodywash in the shower and I use the citrus to wash my face with. A couple drops is all you need for a great lather. I've also tried using it to brush my teeth with (YUCK!!! Never again).

by Anonymousreply 23704/26/2011

Food grade HP is like acid and would burn your mouth.

by Anonymousreply 23804/26/2011

Baking soda and sea salt toothpaste. I've used it for about a year and I've never had better check ups.%0D %0D Will never buy toothpaste again. Most of the brands contain aspertame, and the ones that do not, soften your teeth.%0D %0D Where can I buy good castor oil?

by Anonymousreply 23904/26/2011

Really R199? I've been thinking of getting one of those but I didn't want to waste my money.

by Anonymousreply 24004/26/2011

I like St. Ives Olive Cleanser.

by Anonymousreply 24104/26/2011

How about good hair brushes for wavy/curly hair? %0D %0D Has anyone tried these Olivia Garden ones with bamboo bristles and ionic cushion?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 24204/26/2011

To r240:%0D %0D Yes, it did make a difference. It exercises your hyoid muscle (I think that's what it's called) which is really hard to get at otherwise. It's not a miracle, though. I'm 39 and I still look it, but the best possible version of my face I can achieve without a facelift.%0D %0D The device itself only costs $30.00, but they try to sell you some cream along with it that's crazy expensive. I'd skip that.%0D %0D I'm intrigued by the castor oil/avocado oil comments. And amused at the idea of putting AVO on ones nipples. I should be wearing earrings and a caftan while I do all of this, right? How could it possibly work otherwise?

by Anonymousreply 24304/26/2011

I'm the EVAO troll, and while I do not recommend the earring/caftan look as an essential accompaniment to AO application (only out of personal taste), I do recommend one to wear a towel on one's head turban- style ... really tight so your eyebrows are slightly lifted in a 50's diva-sort of way. %0D %0D And you can purse and pucker your lips all you want ... because, of course, the AO will make them look so thick with a nice healthy pink hue. %0D %0D The nipple application is purely for one's personal taste ... and, of course, the taste of that special man in one's life who will be pleased by the plump pink new soft nipples that he can suck on when one is unveiled in one's soft new pink effervescence.

by Anonymousreply 24404/27/2011

Can any of you facial flexers post before and after pics?

by Anonymousreply 24504/27/2011

retinol-based skin care products

by Anonymousreply 24604/27/2011

Exfolia beauty cloth. It's the best exfoliator I've ever used.

by Anonymousreply 24704/29/2011

R222

Please stop using hydrogen peroxide prior to brushing your teeth. You are slowly but surely destroying your gum line.

The rest of your tips were great, though!

by Anonymousreply 24804/29/2011

r247, how much better is that than any other brand of those cloths? Are they all the same?

by Anonymousreply 24904/30/2011

.dermatologist...can olive oil if applied to under the eyes help with wrinkles?

by Anonymousreply 25004/30/2011

Bump for more info on the Exfolia beauty cloth.

by Anonymousreply 25105/04/2011

[quote] What is the best product for under-eye skin?%0D %0D NeoCutis Lumiere. Use tiny amounts.

by Anonymousreply 25205/04/2011

[r205}]- the Cetaphil lotion sucks. You have to get the cream in the giant tub (the tubes are only available online for some reason).

by Anonymousreply 25305/04/2011

retinol retinol retinol

by Anonymousreply 25405/04/2011

Gays can't survive without their "products"

We've made sure of that.

by Anonymousreply 25505/04/2011

Prilosec%0D %0D Best sleeping pill evah -- Halcion

by Anonymousreply 25605/04/2011

I also started using 5000mg of biotin and my hair is thicker and shinier , love it.

by Anonymousreply 25705/04/2011

r158 where do you purchase your orange oil?

by Anonymousreply 25805/04/2011

Wrinkles and lines on the face - I swear by Silicone Scar Sheets. I've been using them for years and they really work! They're made for scars and for some reason, I thought I'd use it on a laugh line. I kept it on over night and it was amazing how smooth my face was! It's a temporary fix. It lasts up to 8 hours, but if you've got a party or a date you want to look great for, it's incredible! 'CVS' sells them in a box of 28 sheets. They've a transparent film on one side (silicone gel-dry). There's no mess, they're odorless and there are no side effects. I cut the sheets into strips about a 1/4 of an inch and peel off the cover (like a band-aid), and place it over the line you want "erased". i've also used 1/2 inch surgery tape to hold it in place as I've oily skin. I've kept them on overnight, but I've kept them on for as little as 3 hours and they've still worked for the night! I have a few other friends who do it now too! If you don't mind cutting up the pieces yourself and not having company for a few hours, this is absolutely effective!

by Anonymousreply 25905/04/2011

Has anyone successfully gotten rid of a scalp fungus? If so, what drug did you take and how long was the treatment? I have these black dots on one side of my scalp that I'm pretty sure is a type of ringworm.

by Anonymousreply 26005/09/2011

Rhinocort is the best steroid nasal spray on the market. Not too wet and not a horrible aftertaste

by Anonymousreply 26105/09/2011

260, go to a freaking dermatologist and get an Rx.%0D %0D That is gross.

by Anonymousreply 26205/09/2011

Is Clarisonic really that good, or will Pretika do its job?

My problem is mostly whiteheads and clogged pores, with the occasional bumps.

by Anonymousreply 26405/10/2011

A lady suggested on the men's cosmetics thread that I use Monistat chafing relief powder gel on my face to reduce shine as I have very oily skin. It works extremely well, I dont have to worry about a greasy face anymore! It is also way cheaper than cosmetic mattifiers. I buy it online so I dont have to navigate between overweight women who are *always* blocking the feminine hygiene aisle.

by Anonymousreply 26505/10/2011

r260, try an apple cider vinegar rinse on your scalp. It works on scalp fungus as well as foot fungus. You should also try using a tea tree oil shampoo with it. The combination of the two will knock it out.

by Anonymousreply 26605/10/2011

R251, I love this thing. Every time I use it, I get happier with its results.

by Anonymousreply 26705/13/2011

r267, can you tell what exactly you notice while using it? I have tried other "cloths" in the past which have appeared like mini-wash cloths.

by Anonymousreply 26805/15/2011

Does anyone use any of the products on the MUAC website other than the peels which have been mentioned here before?

by Anonymousreply 26905/15/2011

Obama Kush works swimmingly well.

by Anonymousreply 27005/15/2011

R268, I have used other exfoliating cloths in the past with negative, minor or no results. I have a Clairsonic that I have to use very carefully because it tends to irritate my skin. I'll probably end up giving the Clairsonic to my sister.

The Exfolia works better than anything else I've tried. My face is very smooth right now and I haven't exfoliated since Thursday. I've been conservative, using it every 3 days because my skin tends to be sensitive, and that has been enough.

The cloth has an unusual texture, which the manufacturer describes as being composed of tiny filaments. The filaments do the exfoliating. So far it hasn't scraped, scratched, abraded or burned, which has been the case with other exfoliants I've tried in the past. My skin feels soft, smooth and clean, but it hasn't been red or inflamed, even immediately after exfoliating.

It comes with a warning that you shouldn't use it if your skin is broken out. It is also not recommended for anyone with rosacea.

by Anonymousreply 27105/15/2011

Who the hell wants a used Clarisonic, r271?

by Anonymousreply 27205/15/2011

Duh, R272, she can buy a new brush for it. I have taken good care of it and it's very clean. I don't have any skin conditions. She'll save herself $250.

If she wants, she can soak the damn thing in rubbing alcohol to kill any germs.

by Anonymousreply 27305/15/2011

Good to know, because my vibrator died yesterday and I used my Clarisonic (on the back side of it) instead. Ahhhhhhhh.

by Anonymousreply 27405/15/2011

Good for you, R274. Dual purpose is always best. Those things are ridiculously overpriced, so get all the use out of them you can.

by Anonymousreply 27505/15/2011

Mr. Queen LOVE It gets the queenieness out of almost any gay!

by Anonymousreply 27605/15/2011

Cars effectively kill cyclists, if you have an infestation in your area.

by Anonymousreply 27705/15/2011

Rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide a couple times a week will nothing to your teeth if you follow immediately with water and a fluoride rinse like ACT. People do more damage to their teeth with white strips because they do not rinse with fluoride properly after using them.

by Anonymousreply 27805/17/2011

Fluoride is poison.

by Anonymousreply 27905/17/2011

r279, it's in all the water you drink and cook with too.

by Anonymousreply 28005/17/2011

Does anyone know what to do about "black hairy tongue"? I know it sound funny, but it's actually not a joke.

by Anonymousreply 28105/17/2011

Not sure about black tongue, but what about black heads. I have some deep seated ones that I can't get with biore strips or a little blackhead tool I bought. The tool feels like it's going to break my skin before I ever get the blackhead to budge, so I've been timid with it.

I'm wondering if there's a superior product out there or if I should choose between a dermatologist or an esthetician. What's the most practical solution?

by Anonymousreply 28205/17/2011

Go to a dermatologist. He will remove them safely and get you on a skin-care regimen.%0D %0D For clean, white teeth, nothing beats brushing with baking soda. The taste is pretty gross so I do a toothpaste brush and Listerine wash right afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 28305/17/2011

I got a test sample of the new Crest 3D strips and they lock onto your teeth and actually take work to get off. The way it held in place seemed to be an improvement since my teeth looked lighter after that use. They're really expensive though and I'm wondering if anyone else has used them with success.

by Anonymousreply 28405/18/2011

OXY zit cream. I've been using it for years and it dries out zits overnight.

by Anonymousreply 28505/18/2011

Does anyone have any rosacea treatment tips? Mine seems to be getting worse with age. The other day I turned tomato red when I overheard a co-worker complain about me to my boss.

by Anonymousreply 28605/18/2011

Bump for beet face.

by Anonymousreply 28705/18/2011

Arsenic

by Anonymousreply 28805/18/2011

Thank you R287

by Anonymousreply 28905/18/2011

Hi R286, here's what Redbook says about rosacea:

"Try using green-tinted makeup, or apply an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory lotion that contains licorice extract (such as Eucerin Redness Relief) or feverfew (like Aveeno Ultra-Calming). If the redness doesn't go away, your doctor may prescribe doxycycline, an antibiotic that in low doses diminishes inflammation, or an anti-inflammatory cream such as Metrogel or Finacia. Visible blood vessels usually require laser therapy. It's also important to avoid rosacea triggers %E2%80%94 common ones are sun, heat, red wine, cocoa, chili, and hard cheeses."

I also think that Clarisonic helps rosacea; just be sure to start with the most delicate brush and the lowest power setting (if you can get the model with the various power settings.)

by Anonymousreply 29005/18/2011

R290, thank you, I love you! I have tried some of those things, and I've even had laser treatments and glycolic acid peels. They help a little bit, but sometimes they make my face puff up so I look like I weigh 400 lbs. I've used the Aveeno products and those only work for about 15 minutes, but I did write down your suggestions and will try the other products. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me.

by Anonymousreply 29105/19/2011

AQUIS super arsorbent (the spelling on the towel tag) towel by Britanne. dries my hair very thoroughly (i'm a female). it's also great for cleaning the lenses of my glasses.%0D %0D i bought it from sephora several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 29205/19/2011

Hey beet gal

Look into the prescription ointment Finecea.

by Anonymousreply 29305/19/2011

For those who recommended the Exfolia cloth, how do you use it? With or without a cleanser? And how often?

by Anonymousreply 29405/21/2011

My cousin treated her rosacea successfully with a steroid cream, going chem-free, and applying barrier moisturizer before going outside.

by Anonymousreply 29505/21/2011

[quote] Does anyone know what to do about "black hairy tongue"? %0D %0D Whatever you do, don't google "black hairy tongue"

by Anonymousreply 29605/21/2011

The best thing I've used for rosacea is Lotus Moon's Cherry Blossom Healing Soothe.

Like everything else I've tried from Lotus Moon, it works well. I discovered the company a couple of years ago and I really like their products.

by Anonymousreply 29705/22/2011

And here's a rosacea support group:

by Anonymousreply 29805/22/2011

Has anyone ever taken the drug Griseofulvin (Gris-peg)? Did it work for you? Details?

by Anonymousreply 29905/23/2011

I second the prescription medicine, Finecea gel for rosacea, it even works on regular acne. It's a white opaque gel which absorbs quickly.

My cousin swears by it, she has occasional acne on otherwise flawless skin, the Finecea works overnight!

by Anonymousreply 30005/23/2011

R265 - awesome! Glad to hear it's working for you. Who knew that Monistat would be the exact dupe for Smashbox? I was surprised when I found this out - but it's definitely the same product. Glad you found an online source. Even as a woman I felt odd/embarrassed buying chaffing gel at Duane Reade - it's not something I need.

R286, this will rid you of your rosacea. It is pricey, and time consuming - so if you don't have 20 minutes a day, don't waste your money. It only is effective if you stick to it and do it at least 5 night a week. But it totally works. I'm a firm believe in photo therapy for skin conditions. I don't have the rosacea model, but I do have a LED device, and they absolutely work.

by Anonymousreply 30105/23/2011

I have minor rosacea on my nose and I've been using sea buckthorn oil on it. I haven't been using it for long...about three weeks at most...but I've definitely seen some improvement.

I get a small bottle of it at the local health food co-op for about $20.00 and only need to dab on a couple of drops twice a day.

by Anonymousreply 30205/23/2011

The cost of Finecea depends on your insurance prescription plan, my cousin's co-pay on all brand name medications is only $5.00. I can imagine the actual cost without insurance!

I once tried to get Retin-A when I had an insurance plan which didn't cover any medications, the pharmacy wanted over $100 for an average size tube of brand name Retin-A and close to $80 for the generic, this was about five years ago. Unreal.

My derm wound up giving me several boxes of sample tubes of Retin=A and some other skin meds such as Renova and something called Tazorec.

by Anonymousreply 30305/23/2011

I dunno if someone has posted this, but the mystic maid cleaning cloths are amazing - like the magic eraser sans chemicals and they can scrub just about anything out with only water.

by Anonymousreply 30405/23/2011

Wouldn't corn starch work just as well on oily/shiny skin as the Monistat anti chafing powder?

Corn starch is being added to most talcum powders these days, so why not?

by Anonymousreply 30505/23/2011

This is Red Beet Face posting, wanting to thank R297, R298, R300, R301 and R302. I can't wait to try your rosacea treatment suggestions.

R302 , can you tell me a little more about sea buckthorn oil? I am in the USA and usually buy my vitamins etc at The Vitamin Shoppe. Is this something I can find there, or will I need to buy it online? What potency should I look for?

Also, I read somewhere online about using eggwhites. I tried it once for the hell of it, and it did take most of the redness away immediately. But the effects only last a few hours. Egg whites also either eliminated or greatly reduced my fine lines for hours, too.

by Anonymousreply 30605/23/2011

Some dermatologists say that permethrin (a topical insecticide) can work for some people with rosacea. They think it is caused by mites

by Anonymousreply 30705/24/2011

Has anyone used Bio-Oil?

by Anonymousreply 30805/24/2011

Accutane. Works.

by Anonymousreply 30905/24/2011

Neurogen Gel works for minor to medium nerve pain.

by Anonymousreply 31005/24/2011

Bio Oil worked for me, R308 - I burnt my wrist taking something out of the oven, just a minor burn but I applied Bio Oil rigorously and you can barely tell where it was. Of course, maybe it just faded over time, but I have the most ridiculously pale and scarrable skin, so I was impressed. Doesn't seem to work on existing scars, though.%0D %0D A friend is going through expensive treatment for her cellulite, some kind of light emission treatment. Am I right in thinking she's wasting her money? I thought nothing really worked on cellulite.

by Anonymousreply 31105/24/2011

Everyday Shea body wash at Whole Foods. $10.99 for big 32 oz. pump bottle, No petroleum, fair trade, and skin looks and feels noticeable great.

by Anonymousreply 31205/25/2011

bump

by Anonymousreply 31305/25/2011

In Canada, Live Clean products. I especially love their Argan Oil Body Wash. The products are relatively cheap and my skin feels and looks great.

by Anonymousreply 31405/25/2011

Any good (and affordable) self-tanners anyone can recommend?%0D %0D I tried that L'oreal hairspray Elnett, that everyone raves about. Horrible horrible stuff.

by Anonymousreply 31505/26/2011

DiDi 7 really works

by Anonymousreply 31605/26/2011

Butterfly bushes.

I get tons of butterflies.

by Anonymousreply 31705/26/2011

Anyone ever try the Nisim BioFactors shampoo? It claims to help regrow hair, make it thicker ...?

by Anonymousreply 31805/29/2011

r311, my friend did the cellulite treatments a couple of years ago. She is thin, exercises five days a week, but still had bad cellulite on her thighs. She spent a small fortune on regular treatments, and she lost almost all of her cellulite. It really was remarkable. It didn't last though, and it all came back after a few months of not receiving treatments.

by Anonymousreply 32006/07/2011

"I tried that L'oreal hairspray Elnett, that everyone raves about. Horrible horrible stuff."

My hairdresser friend told me that the Elnett now being sold is the US is NOT the same formula which has been sold in Europe for years.

Many beauty suppliers and high end salons were importing it for years, it was super expensive and hard to find. The

The current US formulation had to omit many ingredients which are illegal here, apparently those were the ingredients which made Elnett so great!

by Anonymousreply 32106/08/2011

Supposedly, black tar molasses and baking soda mixed together cure cancer.

by Anonymousreply 32206/08/2011

What about a good hair cream or leave-in styling treatment for frizzy hair prone to humidity problems?

by Anonymousreply 32306/08/2011

R320, so how can the treatment make the cellulite go away only temporarily? Why does it return?

by Anonymousreply 32406/08/2011

Don't bother with green tinted makeup or moisturizer for red skin. Doesn't work.%0D %0D The best thing for my pimples was a daily antihistamine. I use the Costco brand Kirkland Aller-tec, which is their version of Zyrtec. Costs about $20 for a year's supply. You can't beat that price anywhere. A lot of times, acne is from allergies.%0D %0D Even if you don't have pimples but you have allergies, Kirkland Aller-tec can't be beat price-wise.

by Anonymousreply 32506/08/2011

Using dandruff shampoo as shower gel for my dry skin with eczema.

Apple computers.

by Anonymousreply 32606/08/2011

[323] I recommend Be Curly by Aveda. Really controls the frizz.

by Anonymousreply 32706/08/2011

[quote]Has anyone used Bio-Oil?

I have. I started using it on a burn scar. It took a couple months, but it's barely noticeable now. Even if it didn't work for scars, I like the way it smells and it's nice.

My friend started using it two weeks ago on some scars on her legs and said she already sees a big difference.

by Anonymousreply 32806/08/2011

Zicam truly works if you're getting a cold.

I used it twice this year. First time I waited a day or so and it helped but I still had a little residual chest congestion. Second time I started it right away and it never really turned into anything.

by Anonymousreply 32906/09/2011

Rings/"circles" around the eyes! What helps? I have seriously tried to attack from every angle - sinus issues, increased collagen production. I have even been using one of those dermarollers as suggested here and so far nothing.

by Anonymousreply 33006/13/2011

Buying nothing is an excellent way to not spend money.

by Anonymousreply 33106/13/2011

One 59 cent roll of paper towels can actually feed you for a week if you have no money to buy food. The key is having water.

by Anonymousreply 33206/13/2011

[quote] Rings/"circles" around the eyes! What helps?%0D %0D Nothing. They are hereditary, like skin color. Buy some concealer and deal with it. Be thankful you don't have "Kennedy skin.".

by Anonymousreply 33306/13/2011

Bumping - how about a good facial scrubs/exfoliation?

by Anonymousreply 33406/28/2011

R330, How long have you been using a dermaroller? Those things work, but they do take time (as in about a year to notice dramatic changes) LED lights work too but you need to allow a good 4-6 months before you will notice improvement. It's a gradual process, you didn't get your dark circles overnight and they are not going to go away overnight. What size roller do you have? How often do you roll? How deep have you rolled? Don't roll more than once every 6 weeks. You skin needs time to heal.

These things take time, the only quick fix (if that is your goal) is getting fillers.

R334 - Try a clarisonic - they are awesome.

by Anonymousreply 33506/28/2011

Epidermx- very fine abrasives make for an excellent scrub. Using this scrub with an exfoliator/buffing tool like the one Susan Lucci used to hawk.. really superior at home facial.

by Anonymousreply 33606/28/2011

Clarisonic is a cleansing tool.. any exfoliation is incidental to the thorough cleansing.

I love my clarisonic but exfoliation is another matter.

by Anonymousreply 33706/28/2011

r335, I have the 1mm. I try not to roll too deeply because I don't use numbing cream, but have been doing it more frequently. The one dermaroller website says to do it 3x a week. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 33806/28/2011

R338 DO NOT listen to that website.

This thread will take you a good week to read, but the information is fabulous. They can be bitchier than any DLer lol, but they know what they're talking about.

by Anonymousreply 33906/28/2011

Aso, R338 get numbing cream. The roller isn't doing any good if you're not rolling deep. But put it away for now, give your skin a few weeks to rest, read that thread, and then try again with the new info you learn from the thread.

by Anonymousreply 34006/28/2011

r340, thanks. That is LONG thread. lol How deep is deep enough? When I use it, I definitely get a reddening afterward.

by Anonymousreply 34106/28/2011

I know that thread took me forever to read. It's been ongoing for 4 years. So people are able to really update with their results over the long haul. Don't start at the beginning, go in at page 20-30 ( I think that's when people start dismissing the 3x a week website info and start asking doctors etc) Those bitches are fierce! A word of caution, that website may incline you to spend a lot of money...lol, they really get into certain products and it can hit the wallet. But honestly everything I've gotten off of those ladies recommendations has worked GREAT.

You need to roll deep enough to product blood pricks (yes actual blood!). Reddening isn't really doing much. Since it's under your eyes, where the skin is thinnest on the face, the 1mm is good enough, but if you use it elsewhere on your face, get a 1.5mm.

by Anonymousreply 34206/28/2011

r342, thanks for all your advice. I'm assuming then that the 1.5 can also be used under the eyes? Lastly, is it really necessary to spend so much on the derma roller? I noticed there are some on Ebay from overseas for considerably less.

by Anonymousreply 34306/28/2011

what gets ballpoint pen ink out of cotton fabric?

by Anonymousreply 34406/28/2011

R343, yes the 1.5 can be used under the eyes. The dermarollers on Ebay are just fine. And actually they may be a better option as they are so cheap you can use a new one for every roll - they come sterile. I wouldn't recommend reusing your roller ever because even if you clean it as best as you can, it's no longer sterile. It's best to use a new sterile one each time because you don't want an infection.

Some of the girls on EDS recommend a more expensive roller, but plenty of their posters use cheap rollers off ebay and get the same benefits.

by Anonymousreply 34506/28/2011

I just watched a video about the dermaroller and all I could think was MRSA.

I think this is one amazing new product that I will skip.

by Anonymousreply 34606/28/2011

NOTHING beats sandpaper and rubbing alcohol for a fresh complextion bitches.

by Anonymousreply 34706/28/2011

Alcohol, r344. They used to say hairspray, but the ingredient in hairspray that makes it remove ink stains is alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 34806/28/2011

Activated Charcoal works great! Everyone should have it. It saved my mother who overdosed on valium. She was given a charcoal IV, the only thing that can absorb valium.%0D %0D Anyway, it absorbs all sorts of toxins and of course, gas. They don't advertise it because it's so cheap and does so much. If you suffer from any type of stomach ailment, it's a must-have.%0D %0D Charcoal absorbs most organic and inorganic chemicals that do not belong in the Body, but it does not absorb nutrients as some people are afraid of, at least no studies have proven such to be the case. It will adsorb any and all medications however, and, other than in the case of an overdose. Just take it 2 hours before any medications you do not want absorbed.%0D %0D If you have and questions read, "Charcoal: Startling New Facts About the World's most Powerful Clinical Adsorbent"

by Anonymousreply 34906/28/2011

Also, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay is fabulous for your skin and/or to take interally. It's one of the only things that will absorb radiation. They used a lot of it in Cherynobyl.%0D %0D I get Living Clay from the Living Clay Co. in Austin TX. I take it interally because it's made from volcanic ash rich in trace minerals. Another great detox and good for cellular revitalization.%0D %0D And lastly, HEMP!! Hemp is the missing link. That is all. (It does so much that I can't even begin to state it here. You will have to do your own research)

by Anonymousreply 35006/28/2011

Isn't it true that low iron is a main cause of circles around the eyes, especially if they are reddish in color?

by Anonymousreply 35107/06/2011

Clarisonic is a waste of money. Are you really too lazy to spend 3 minutes washing your face? Use a clean facecloth. It does the exact same thing without the cost.

by Anonymousreply 35207/06/2011

Clarisonic deep-cleans in a way you can't emulate in three minutes with a washcloth.

Since those green bags don't work, what about these types of containers for produce? Has anyone used them?

by Anonymousreply 35307/06/2011

I've had eczema on my face, especially around my eyes for the past few months. I've tried ice, tea bags, diet (specifically anti-inflammatory, no junk), multivitamin with B vits and zinc, vitamin E, exercise, vigamox, antibiotics, zinc cream, etc.%0D %0D My dermatologist just prescribed keflex, hydrocortisone cream and fucidin cream. He also told me to use Galaxal Base moisturizer. %0D %0D I am extremely weary about using steroids around my eyes and on my face. This has been going on so long though and nothing else has worked. At this point I am worried about permanent scarring from the eczema. %0D %0D If you are still reading this, perhaps you have some advice for me? I will not be posting photos, killing myself or living as a shut-in. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 35407/06/2011

Anyone tried selphyl?

by Anonymousreply 35507/06/2011

Who uses an AHA lotion? Is it worth it? Brand recommednations?

by Anonymousreply 35607/11/2011

R354, have you tried lavender oil?

by Anonymousreply 35707/11/2011

R354, Try treating your eczema from the inside out. Consider milk thistle to cleanse the liver,or omegas and vitamin E internally.

by Anonymousreply 35807/12/2011

I've just discovered a GREAT product that will plump up your lips - natural regular cinnamon oil! It's fabulous, and works better than any other lip product I've tried. Costs only a few dollars, too!

by Anonymousreply 35907/13/2011

Nonsense r353. Clarisonic is for lazy people and those who enjoy wasting money. Most people don't wash their face for 3 minutes, most people take a minute or less. A decent Dermatologist will tell you that you can wash your face effectively without a gadget. What's next, a motorized brush to clean our pits, genitals.

by Anonymousreply 36007/13/2011

R360, I'm with R353 on this one. I have one and LOVE it. My skin has improved ten fold since using the Clarisonic.

Clarisonic has sound waves technology that gets deep into the skin - more than any wash cloth could.

by Anonymousreply 36107/13/2011

If you have mild acne, occasional blemishes, consider a moisturizer with zinc. It helps with inflammation and redness.

Canadians can get the Equate brand at Walmart, it's virtually identical to Oil of Olay's original SPF moisturizer. It's only 7$. It works well under makeup.

Consuming zinc gluconate can improve acne as well.

by Anonymousreply 36207/13/2011

Bag Balm for cracked skin - it's made for cows' teats in the winter; retin A - all you every need for your face (plus sunscreen of course); and the best rug stain remover EVER = Resolve. It's amazing, better than club soda and salt.

by Anonymousreply 36307/13/2011

Thanks for getting back to me R357 & R358. %0D %0D I have noticed a 15% improvement since starting the hardcore dermatologist stuff. I am going to stick with it until the eczema is gone.%0D %0D I haven't tried lavendar oil. Does it work because it's calming? It may be a good maintenance option. I really hate having to put harsh medicated creams on my face. %0D %0D I take vitamin E everyday and include salmon, nuts, and avocado in my diet. I also eat a lot of dark green vegetables and sweet potatoes so I know I am getting a lot of vitamin A.%0D %0D The milk thistle is worth taking a look at. I used to take it when I was a student. I do drink hot water with lemon and cayenne a couple of times a week to help keep my liver happy but there is obviously something off inside my body. %0D %0D I think I brought this on myself with stress. Also, I have been taking melatonin lately to help me sleep.%0D %0D Anyways, I appreciate the advice.

by Anonymousreply 36407/13/2011

R354/R364 - Coconut oil will also help. Put 1TB in a smoothie in the morning, or cook with it, drizzle on vegetables, spread on toast. You can also use it externally.

by Anonymousreply 36507/13/2011

Ok thanks R365.

by Anonymousreply 36607/13/2011

What form of zinc is best to take for hair thickening?

by Anonymousreply 36707/13/2011

Miracle Foot Repair. It is the only thing that solved all my foot problems. I swear by the stuff. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 36807/14/2011

[quote]have you tried lavender oil?

Oh, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 36907/14/2011

Charcoal and hemp? What the hell has happened to this thread?! It's gone all hippie.%0D %0D The Clarisonic is an incredible tool. I've been using it a few months now since first reading about it here on the DL. My sister got it for my birthday. I love it and my skin is drastically improved!

by Anonymousreply 37007/14/2011

Judi Evans, the actress who played Adrienne on Days of Our Lives, uses Clarisonic. Her skin is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 37107/14/2011

OMG R371 so does Erika Kane!

by Anonymousreply 37207/14/2011

Clarisonic folks: Does anybody use the Mia? It's slightly cheaper and smaller; I'm wondering if it does the job as well.

by Anonymousreply 37307/14/2011

What are the key ingredients in a good, regular skin regimen? I see AHA and Retinol mentioned a lot. Is a toner necessary?

by Anonymousreply 37407/15/2011

Any suggestions for hyperpigmentation?

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 37507/15/2011

Is there anything to the 'hype' about apple polyphenols? I noticed MUAC has an apple serum they claim boosts collagen and helps with anti-aging. %0D %0D Also, there is the claims that the supplements and topicals with apple polyphenols grows hair. %0D %0D More snake oil?

by Anonymousreply 37607/19/2011

I can't find Bain de Soleil products anywhere. Is it true that most of their tanning lotions/sunless tanners have been taken off the market because of lawsuits brought against the company for some harmful ingredients in their products?

by Anonymousreply 37707/23/2011

I wear glasses and have large pores as a result. Would the Clarisonic help reduce them?

by Anonymousreply 37807/23/2011

It might. It's worth a try. I just switched to the deep-pore brush head for my Mia and it's working even better (I also have large pores). I don't think the $ is a bad investment at any rate. You will have the cleanest freshest skin of your life for around $180, if nothing else! And that's every day.

by Anonymousreply 37907/23/2011

Poverty is actually a really great way to lose weight if you realign your thinking to What Nutrients Do I Need from a calorie count idiot head. What vitamins do you need every day and what quantity of them and what foods contain those? Try that, fatties. Cheap as hell.

by Anonymousreply 38007/23/2011

Do those savings mean that you can spend more money on your anger management therapy, R380?

by Anonymousreply 38107/23/2011

You are gross @R380.

by Anonymousreply 38207/23/2011

Except for R380's needless nastiness, which is way too common on DL, he has a point.%0D %0D Though I've never had a weight problem, I did eat better when I was unemployed. I cooked more, ate a lot more fruits and vegetables, less meat and poultry, drank a lot more water, etc. %0D %0D I kind of did the same caloric/nutrition calculations he mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 38307/23/2011

What about antifungal drugs? Lamisil? Sporanox? Has anyone been on them for any length of time? Results?

by Anonymousreply 38407/25/2011

Lestoil to get out stains.

by Anonymousreply 38507/25/2011

I was at my sex shop and talking to the guys behind the counter, and they recommended this lotion called Fresh Balls to me. It immediately dries after you apply it to become like talcum powder. I bought some because the name cracked me up so much (I might not have otherwise because it was expensive: $20 for a 3 oz. tube), but it really is awesome and works great.

The people who make it also have a similar women's lotion called Fresh Breasts.

by Anonymousreply 38608/04/2011

I take collagen and can tell a difference in my skin. I have some discoloration on my cheekbones and it looks much better.

by Anonymousreply 38708/04/2011

How do you take it, R387 - as a powder?

by Anonymousreply 38808/05/2011

I take a pil. It's like a large vitamin with no flavor.

by Anonymousreply 38908/05/2011

For the past few years I've been plagued with itchy arms. Went to the dermatologist and was prescribed cortisone cream which really didn't help much. A friend suggested Jurlique's Baby Barrier Cream. This stuff is amazing. I finally have relief from the itching. I believe it contains calendula cream which is proven to help skin ailments.

by Anonymousreply 39008/05/2011

bump for hyper pigmentation advice...

by Anonymousreply 39108/05/2011

I use electricity every day and I really like it.

by Anonymousreply 39208/05/2011

real african black soap will cure discoloration. it must be from africa and not some commercially mass produced product. it basically strips your skin everytime you use it. the first few times you can feel the burn.

by Anonymousreply 39308/05/2011

[quote] Tweezerman fast lash. I notice it's getting harder to find now I hope it wasn't discontinued.

Amazon. $9.95 a tube.

by Anonymousreply 39408/05/2011

iRobot Roomba. I was doubtful when I bought it then pleasantly surprised when it worked quite well. Cheap robots are going to take over the world.

by Anonymousreply 39508/05/2011

Is the Keratase hair product line really worth the outrageous price. $40 for a bottle of shampoo, really?

Keratase doesn't seem to have smaller travel sizes so you can at least try their items.

I could try to get Keratase cheaper on eBay, but I've noticed that many eBay hair product Sellers seem to be selling old stock.

High end products have less preservatives than the lower priced items, these expensive products barely last 12-24 months before they start smelling rancid.

Oh yes, NEVER leave shampoo and conditioner in the bath/shower area, the heat is very bad for them. I would think that also applies to shower gel too.

by Anonymousreply 39608/05/2011

[quote]NEVER leave shampoo and conditioner in the bath/shower area, the heat is very bad for them.

Uh ... the only time it's any warmer in the bath/shower area is when I'm taking a bath or shower, which is obviously when I need the shampoo and conditioner to be in there with me.

by Anonymousreply 39708/05/2011

R393:

That "real african black soap" looks like something that was pinched out by a lion.

--

But seriously, what are its ingredients?

by Anonymousreply 39808/05/2011

If you look at the ingredient labels, Kérastase products are really no different from what you'd find at the drugstore (e.g., sulfates and silicones).

by Anonymousreply 39908/05/2011

Ingredients: Traditional Black Soap contains mainly cocoa pod ashes, plantain skins ashes, and palm oil, processed together. %0D %0D it does look like a turd. it has nothing other than a clean smell. often in the afternoon you will get a whiff of "clean" and it is the smell of the ABS coming off your body. it basically expoliates you everytime you use it. use it everyday for a couple of weeks and then once or twice a week.

by Anonymousreply 40008/05/2011

i do love abs!

by Anonymousreply 40108/05/2011

R353, some green bags work, some don't. I bought one of the major brands at the supermarket that did nothing, but I have some that are great that I bought through a natural product site on the Internet.

I think it all depends on who makes them.

by Anonymousreply 40208/05/2011

African toilet paper is very effective. It's made from old lions claws and removes the biggest chucks of dung that might cling to ones delicate ass. I've notice that I roar much more jungle like and my volume is up considerably.

by Anonymousreply 40308/05/2011

"Uh ... the only time it's any warmer in the bath/shower area is when I'm taking a bath or shower, which is obviously when I need the shampoo and conditioner to be in there with me."

Actually, the entire bathroom is a breeding ground for too much moisture, mold etc. Unless you have a window open all day or an A/C in there, bathrooms are general very damp areas.

This isn't something I've made up. Most articles re how to store shampoos etc recommend they NOT be left in the bath/shower area. Why argue with me.

If you read my post I said never LEAVE, which means exactly that, don't leave the bottle in bath/tub area. It's enclosed and even when you're not bathing/showering the moisture settles there.

Just the way it's encouraged to wipe down the tile in the bath/shower area after you use it, you can see why it's recommended that shampoo, conditioner and shower gels etc simply not be left in the bath area.

Not wiping down the tiles can lead to the grout getting water seepage or mold problems etc, this isn't that difficult to comprehend.

Another problem, the actual shower water hitting and getting into the product bottle while the bottle cap is flipped open, can also over time make the product rancid.

But if you want to leave your hair/body products in your shower/tub area, by all means continue to do it.

by Anonymousreply 40408/05/2011

On a rating scale of 0-10, I'll rate R403's humor at -17.

Thanks for your time today, R403. We'll call you if we need you.

by Anonymousreply 40508/05/2011

Abreva--although it is expensive.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 40608/05/2011

The collagen pills are 18.00 for a large bottle at Costco.

by Anonymousreply 40708/05/2011

[quote]Actually, the entire bathroom is a breeding ground for too much moisture, mold etc. Unless you have a window open all day or an A/C in there, bathrooms are general very damp areas.

Sweetie, your post that I responded to didn't say anything about dampness. You said that the temperature was the problem. Now you're moving the goal post, which is flat-out dishonest. I agree that there is no point in arguing with someone who tries to pull that kind of crap.

As far as your paranoia about dampness goes, you're welcome to it. Personally, I won't fret about how moisture might affect a product that is by nature anti-bacterial, and for which the primary ingredient is -- water.

by Anonymousreply 40808/05/2011

What drug are you on R408? Stop being difficult. I'm pulling crap? Take your meds dear! You are losing it! Must be the moldy products you've been using!

Heat causes moisture. When you sweat from the heat outside, doesn't your body get wet? Isn't wetness moisture?!

Water, which doesn't dry properly, has the capacity to cause mold, it gets, rancid and can cause infections etc, so your logic makes absolutely NO sense.

Heat, dampness, moisture, it's all tied to things going bad!

You simply want to 'win' this argument. Enjoy your skanky rancid products.

by Anonymousreply 40908/05/2011

I'm not R408, but I'm curious about this. How can moisture destroy a product that is stored in a plastic bottle that is only opened when it is being used?

by Anonymousreply 41008/05/2011

"I'm not [R408], but I'm curious about this. How can moisture destroy a product that is stored in a plastic bottle that is only opened when it is being used?"

This is not a new subject, most people know not to leave shampoo, conditioner or any liquid body products in their shower/bath area.

To take this one step further, the horrible plastics used today, which I'm sure years down the line we will see exactly how bad they are...also cause a chemical change to the product because of the heat and moisture in the damp shower/bath area. (As a side note, I never buy juices packed in plastic bottles)

Most people use a liquid product in the bath/shower but they usually don't quickly snap the bottle closed.

The water from the shower can get in the bottle, it can erode the strength of the product, as well as contaminate it, by continuously getting into the the shampoo etc every time you take a shower.

Why not simply GOOGLE all this? I'm not making this stuff up!

by Anonymousreply 41108/05/2011

R378, large pores run in my family, certainly on my mother's side. I had them all my adult life. Clarisonic reduced them way down. I really can't believe how it has changed my complexion. I wish this had existed when my mother was still alive.

by Anonymousreply 41208/05/2011

How did this great, USEFUL thread devolve into a fight over how to store hair care products?

by Anonymousreply 41308/05/2011

Most people know not to keep shampoo and conditioner in the shower area?

What country do you live in?

by Anonymousreply 41408/05/2011

"How did this great, USEFUL thread devolve into a fight over how to store hair care products?"

HOW? Well, some nasty person (troll) questioned my information, that's 'how'!

They basically accused me of lying, why lie about something potentially dangerous to one's health?!

Mold can make you ill. You don't have to SEE mold in a product to know it's there.

by Anonymousreply 41508/05/2011

We are from France!!!!

by Anonymousreply 41608/05/2011

"Most people know not to keep shampoo and conditioner in the shower area?

What country do you live in?"

I live in NYC. I take my shampoo and body wash products into the bath area, then after use, the bottles are wiped off, then put away.

WTF is so difficult about that?

Do you have mold or a dark discoloration in your tile grout? If you do, well it's also in any of the products you leave there, microscopic mold pores can get everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 41708/05/2011

My body loves shampoo mold.

It's been exposed too hair care product mold all my life (50+).

I have always stored my shampoo in my shower -- very handy place to keep it.

I will accept the risk of continuing to expose myself to this (potential) mold.

Thanks for your concern and have a nice day. : )

by Anonymousreply 41808/05/2011

I don't even bother with shampoo anymore, I just go straight for the mold.

by Anonymousreply 41908/05/2011

This is silly but I have never found anything which works as well as plain old bleach. I really haven't. It is not ecologically sound to use but it works really well for a wide variety of things.

Also. If you have really curly hair a wee bit of Murray's Pomade works really well. It goes back to the 1920's.

by Anonymousreply 42008/05/2011

I find that mold is more effective if you consume it rather than using it externally. It's a wonderful addition to a spinach salad. Yum.

by Anonymousreply 42108/05/2011

[quote]Heat causes moisture.

I think we can safely dismiss anything said by the moron that would make this foolish claim.

by Anonymousreply 42308/06/2011

..and yet, OP, here you are, breaking your neck to sashay here to spread his message and help him right along.

Run along back to your Bravo now.

by Anonymousreply 42408/06/2011

My dermatologist recommended that I buy Amlactin for the little bumps on my legs and arms--I did so and it is amazing. I use it all over, and on my feet before I put on socks/shoes and work out. Incredible stuff. Cheap from Costco.%0D %0D I bought the collagen tablets from Costco also, after recommended by this site. Did nothing for me.%0D %0D I put olive oil in my hair at night sometimes, wrap my pillow in a towel, and go to sleep. Next a.m. I shampoo. My (dyed) hair is very soft and grateful for the moisture. %0D %0D I'm going to buy .5% tretinoin cream from that alldaychemist site. I'm a little nervous but what the hell. %0D %0D I'm a size 0, work out 6 days a week, and still have cellulite. It sucks but I'm not going to pay huge amounts of money to have it temporarily alleviated. I'd rather spend that money on travel, and a pair of jeans to cover my ass.

by Anonymousreply 42508/06/2011

.5% tretinoin cream for what r425?

I bought some at the airport in Cancun & I'm not sure what to do with it...

by Anonymousreply 42608/06/2011

Best lube for buttfucking we've found is the in-house brand from Good Vibrations called Please Gel. By best I mean 'no skidmarks on sheets afterwards' unlike silicone lubes. Found this one after EXTENSIVE testing.

by Anonymousreply 42708/06/2011

How much retinol does one go through in a year? Say 4 20 mg bottles?

by Anonymousreply 42808/06/2011

It takes a few weeks to see the results from the collagen. You can use the Amlactin for wrinkles.

by Anonymousreply 42908/06/2011

For the nasty, vicious, bitchy queens in this thread who continue to argue with FACTS:

How Can You Prevent Bathroom Mold?

Prevent bathroom ceiling mold by keeping your bathroom as dry as possible. This, of course, is not an easy task with so much running water in such a small space.

Fortunately, most modern restrooms have been designed with moisture ventilation in mind. If your bathroom has an exhaust fan, run it not only during your shower but also for a minimum of 15 minutes following your shower.

If your bathroom does not have a fan, install one or hire a reputable contractor to do it. Bathroom fans designed for ordinary household use are readily available for as low as $25, although you can spend up to $200 for a sophisticated model that automatically turns on when its sensors detect high humidity levels.

Make sure your fan vents to the outside and not into an attic or crawlspace as the moist air needs to LEAVE your home rather than simply transfer from one enclosed space to another. If the latter occurs, you may be eliminating mold in your bathroom but growing it elsewhere in some unseen location.

Lower-tech methods of keeping your bathroom dry and free of mold include simple daily chores you can incorporate into your shower routine.

Wipe down your shower walls after EVERY shower, using a dry towel or a squeegee.

Don%E2%80%99t forget to towel-dry your shampoo bottles and dispensers in your shower, as well. Mold often grows on them unnoticed.

Shampoo & conditioner bottles, body wash, razors, shaving gel, bath salts, washcloths, loofah sponges, cups, toys and other items left in and around your bathtub provide convenient crevices for mold spores to grow and hide behind.

These items should be limited in a mold prone bathroom, and the ones you do leave in your bathroom should be cleaned with a mold removal product and dried thoroughly.

by Anonymousreply 43008/07/2011

Cupcake, your claim was that leaving the bath products in the bathroom will cause the products themselves to turn rancid,moldy, icky poo poo caca. Your cut and paste (and not linked) job doesn't say that at all. It only talks about mold on bathroom surfaces, including the exterior of product contains. No one has disputed that. But your ignorant and false claims deserve to be ridiculed. Why you would bother to post something that completely fails to support your position is really beyond comprehension. You are a hyper-defensive moron. Let it go, and let the thread recover from your stupid hijack.

by Anonymousreply 43108/07/2011

Cortaid hydrocortisone spray -- clears up skin problems in places that are hard to reach, inside ears, e.g.

Hard to find so I order it online.

by Anonymousreply 43208/07/2011

Sunscreen. All brands. I use it every day, sunny or not. My friends I went to school look much older than I do now. I tell them my secret but it's already far too late.

by Anonymousreply 43308/08/2011

*went to school WITH

by Anonymousreply 43408/08/2011

Be sure and use sunscreen on the tops of your ears. Many people skip that and end up with skin cancers there.

by Anonymousreply 43508/10/2011

Sun screens which contain Vitamin A actually cause many more skin cancers than they prevent because Vitamin A turns carcinogenic at relatively low heats.

Also, a constant use of sun screen will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency which, in turns, leads to a whole host of health problems.

It's much better to simply limit your exposure to the sun and to wear protective clothing than to slather your skin in chemicals.

by Anonymousreply 43608/10/2011

What is a good cream/moisturizer that helps build or blump skin?

by Anonymousreply 43708/14/2011

Oh dear, r430 ... it's time to sign off and go outdoors to get some fresh air.

by Anonymousreply 43808/14/2011

Some awesome products I've been trying out the past couple weeks:

MSM - it's a supplement that makes your skin cells more permable, and able to better absorb nutrients. It also gets rid of any aches and pains you may have by reducing inflamation in the body - so if you suffer from a stiff back or morning arthritis, it's really cool and great for your skin and hair - I think it's better than zinc

MSM gel - the gel form of MSN. I have been using it as a moisturizer at night. What it does is fill your skin cells back up with water. Like, as you get older your skin cell becomes like a deflated balloon, the MSN plumps it back up. Which then allows your skin cells to take in more nutrients and push the bad toxins out. This is great if you have any wrinkles that are developing, it plumps them back out. Plus it's all natural - no weird chemicals or anything. Its about as toxic as water. I love this stuff!

Cellfood Gel - a skin care product you can get at the health food store. What it does it it acts as a moisturizer, and gives your skin an extra boost of oxygen. But what I really like is that there is something in it that acts more as a pore vanisher/make up primer. Not like a heavy silicone primer but super light weight and works better. Makes your pores invisible. It's not really marketed to do this, but it does, so anyone looking for a good makeup primer check it out.

Lastly, for you health nuts is Nutratose. It's a drink mix filled with like 8 servings of veggies. A superfood drink and it's delicious. Has given me an energy boos like nothing I have tried. Super healthy for you too - sugar and gluten free.

by Anonymousreply 43908/19/2011

Has anyone tried Wen? It's a hair cleansing system. I was just clicking through the television and caught the very end of an infomercial with Allyssa Miliano, and of course she's hot and her hair looked just fabulous using this product. She endorsing Wen and may be their spokesperson I think.

So without any hesitation I ordered the system online. I think I inadvertently signed up for some sort of auto ship program so they may charge my debit card 30 dollars every month for the next year and automatically keep shipping the stuff.

Ugh.

Damn you Alyssa.

Has anyone used this stuff?

by Anonymousreply 44008/21/2011

[quote]Has anyone used this stuff?

I haven't, but keep in mind that it's detergent-free, so it doesn't lather. I have read some online reviews that said it leaves your hair feeling dirty and greasy, but YMMV, I guess. (Some folks here swear they achieved fantastic hair by conditioning without using shampoo, which is kind of the same concept as Wen.)

by Anonymousreply 44108/21/2011

Thanks R441. I was just on makeup alley and you have great reviews and horrible reviews. I hope it works! Looks like canceling the auto ship is a hassle - many reports of them not refunding after you cancel. When I googled Wen, the first page that came up was pissedconsumer.com

I should have googled first before buying. I will never just buy first without googling from now on.

by Anonymousreply 44208/21/2011

Palmers Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Cream - make sure you buy the cream in the tube. Mix it with a really good moisturiser and it will reduce any existing stretch marks (red ones) and improve the appearance of old ones. Takes about a month of everyday use and if you always use it you will see that you won't get the really fat wide marks (much if at all).

I can personally vouch for this as I have yo-yo dieted for years and have very few SM'a on my body. And I mean yo-yo across a range of 4 stones.

All Dermologica products especially the spot treatment. You need a small dab and put it on acne, let it dry and it will improve the spot and bring it out / dry out in 48 hrs. Also, Active Moist moisturiser. If you have oily skin but need more than an oil free moisturiser try active moist. Hydrates skin, no greasy and last all day.

Montagne Jeunesse - Strawberry and cream gel mask. This is the most amazing cheap and cheerful product ever. If you have acne scars and need to brigthen your skin put this on while in the bath or shower twice a week for 2 weeks and you will see the scars reduce and the all round apprarance of your skin look brighter, great tone and smooother. Follow with a good moisturiser. I worship at its altar.

IPL - Intense Pulse Laser. Awesome for improving acne scars, open poors, melasma (dark patches on the face) and overall tone and appearance of skin. But pricey..

Last but not least - Superdrug Vitamin %C2%A3 Body Scrub. Cheap and cheerful. Use it just before you get in the bath / shower (preferably), rub it into skin and massage the problem areas and rinse off properly. You get amazing smooth soft skin for half the price of the expensive stuff.

by Anonymousreply 44308/21/2011

Fleets PhosphoSoda

by Anonymousreply 44408/21/2011

r296

Dammit... Arrrggghhhhh.. Oh my god.........

Get me some brain bleach STAT!!!

by Anonymousreply 44508/21/2011

Yes, that Superdrug scrub is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 44608/21/2011

[quote]I was just on makeup alley and you have great reviews and horrible reviews. I hope it works! Looks like canceling the auto ship is a hassle - many reports of them not refunding after you cancel. When I googled Wen, the first page that came up was pissedconsumer.com

[quote]I should have googled first before buying. I will never just buy first without googling from now on.

Tip for others who may want to try it: Buy it on Amazon so you don't have to deal with the auto-ship, which is apparently required if you buy direct from Wen.

The Amazon reviews, BTW, square with those posted elsewhere -- people either love it or hate it.

by Anonymousreply 44708/21/2011

I bought The Wave ventilation system for my mildew smelling basement. Basically, it's a terribly overpriced exhaust fan. Supposedly, do-it-yourselfers can put in a radon fan for $300 and get the same results. Me? I'm as handy around the house as Oscar Madison.

So I paid the $1500 and within 3 days my basement smells so much better. The installer says it takes a few weeks to completely turn over the air so that the smell will be gone. So far, I'm liking it. I hated having to empty dehumidifiers all summer long.

by Anonymousreply 44808/21/2011

Thanks R447. Do you have any good hair product recommendations? Or does anyone?

Here's my situation: I've spent the last year growing my hair out so it's real long. It now falls to my chest. It's color treated though. The top portion of my hair looks great (thanks to Biotin and other things I've been doing internally) but the bottom portion looks roughish and dry - a good several inches worth and the color is somewhat dull there. It looks good ONLY after I spend like an hour styling my hair and using lots product. Just really time consuming to look good. I'm leaving for vacation soon, and don't want to worry about fussing with my hair there.

I'm tempted to throw in the towel and get a good 10 inches cut off, but at the same time, I spent a year or more growing it out, and always wanted that look of nice long hair, and when I take the time to do it, it looks really nice.

Anyone know of a good product that will repair damaged color treated hair? I've tried oils and such but they only work well on the top portion - the bottom is still quite dry. Or a good hair focused message board? I'm good with knowing about skin products, but not as informed about the right things to do with hair products/or natural treatments.

TIA

by Anonymousreply 44908/21/2011

I've been reading reports of people using -- wait for it -- a prescription vaginal estrogen cream called Ovestin for facial wrinkles and hair loss, with great results. It contains estriol, which is the weakest natural estrogen, so if you're a guy it won't make you grow boobs or lose your sex drive. Supposedly it works even better if you mix it with Retin-A.

by Anonymousreply 45009/09/2011

For [449]:

by Anonymousreply 45109/10/2011

R449 Try Nexxus Emergencee. Be sure to follow up with a moisturizing conditioner. Sally Beauty has a generic "Conditioning Balm" which is good. A cheaper option would be the Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor followed with the Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer Conditioner. You can find the Aphogee at Sally's too.

by Anonymousreply 45209/10/2011

"I've been reading reports of people using -- wait for it -- a prescription vaginal estrogen cream called Ovestin for facial wrinkles and hair loss, with great results. It contains estriol, which is the weakest natural estrogen, so if you're a guy it won't make you grow boobs or lose your sex drive. Supposedly it works even better if you mix it with Retin-A."

Do you use this mixture on your face OR scalp?

Another hair loss mixture is Retin-A mixed with 15% Rogaine, it has to be specially mixed in a pharmacy.

Another acne drug used for hair loss is Finacea, which is used for acne rosacea.

The above mixture and the Finacea have to be applied to the scalp, not the face, unless you need the Finacea on you face too, that is!

by Anonymousreply 45309/10/2011

[quote]Supposedly, black tar molasses and baking soda mixed together cure cancer.

What is black tar molasses?

by Anonymousreply 45409/10/2011

What is this Queen Helene stuff you all talk about? I've never seen it in stores. Does it really exist? How do you use it?

by Anonymousreply 45509/18/2011

[quote]Do you use this mixture on your face OR scalp?

You can use it on both.

by Anonymousreply 45609/18/2011

Triamcinolone dental paste for canker sores. RX only, though.

by Anonymousreply 45709/18/2011

Fuck, r455, have you not heard of Google?

by Anonymousreply 45809/18/2011

Thanks for the recommendation about the IKEA milk frother - it does work!

by Anonymousreply 45909/18/2011

Thanks R451 and R452

I actually have the Ten Shining spray - I like that line.

I really am happy with the Wen. I've been using it a couple weeks, and it makes my hair look great - shinier than anything I've ever used.

The only problem is, I've noticed over the past week, that when I rinse it out I'm losing more hair than normal or something - more so than regular shampoo and conditioner. So I googled and found lots of info on a qvc forum - there are tons of people who have this problem with Wen. There is something in the product that is making people lose hair! So anyone interested in Wen please be aware of this and be careful when you apply it.

I have really thick hair so it's not an issue for me - but I am not letting it touch my scalp anymore just in case cause I want to keep my hair nice and thick.

It works great - just don't use it on your scalp - use regular shampoo for that

by Anonymousreply 46009/18/2011

Thoughts on Ojon hair products?

by Anonymousreply 46109/18/2011

Soft Scrub

Excedrin Migraine

by Anonymousreply 46209/18/2011

Food grade diatomaceous earth, for both humans and pets. Totally non-toxic.

For humans: Internally, kills parasites, cleans colon. Use also as a dentifrice to prevent tartar and plaque. Also as a facial/skin exfoliant.

For pets: externally, kills fleas and ticks. Internally, kills worms, maybe even heartworm. Pennies a day instead of the high cost of Frontline, Comfortis, Interceptor, etc.

It also works in the garden as a slug repellent or anywhere to kill insects/creatures with an exoskeleton.

Important: Be sure to get food grade DE. There is also a poisonous kind used in swimming pool filters and as a toxic insecticide.

The link below is to a company in Nebraska that has the best prices I've found. I buy it in 50-pound bags and pay about $1 a pound including shipping, (I do dog rescue and use a lot of it), but the 2-1/2 pound container, which costs about $25 including shipping, is probably a better size for most people with a couple of pets. If you have one tiny dog or cat, the smaller container would work.

This company is owned by a Christian family, and they include a non-offensive comment here and there about their religion, but their prices and service are enough better than everyone else that I can ignore that.

by Anonymousreply 46309/19/2011

Excedrin Migraine is just a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine.

One aspirin, one Tylenol, and a cup of coffee will do exactly the same thing to address a serious headache, though neither that nor EM will get rid of a migraine for me.

by Anonymousreply 46409/19/2011

Not exactly a product, but if you're a lousy housekeeper and sick of living that way, Fly Lady can change your life.

It's a website that teaches you how to start from where you are without getting overwhelmed.

(Yes, it's very frau-centric, and the website itself is very cluttered and messy looking, but nevertheless, her system works.

Start with baby steps and get familiar with all her techniques for decluttering, organizing, developing manageable routines, and your house will begin to look better every single day.

flylady.com, but the system won't let me put it in the url spot, so maybe it's banned here or something.

by Anonymousreply 46509/19/2011

Do NOT feed food grade diatomaceous earth to cats. It gives them bladder infections and blockages.

by Anonymousreply 46609/19/2011

Thanks for that, R466, I didn't know that. It has great for my dogs, but I'm glad to know it's not safe for cats.

by Anonymousreply 46709/19/2011

Bump

by Anonymousreply 46809/25/2011

Bump

by Anonymousreply 46909/25/2011

Another vote here for the Nuwave oven. Cooks meat really fast. I've even made a 'boiled' egg with it and baked cupcakes.

by Anonymousreply 47009/25/2011

Castor oil, jojoba and grapeseed oil combination to cleanse face is wonderful. It's also completely natural.

A dab of sweet almond oil as a moisturizer.

by Anonymousreply 47109/25/2011

Amino Acid supplement L-Glutamine. Helps sugar and alcohol cravings.

by Anonymousreply 47209/25/2011

5 hour energy

by Anonymousreply 47309/25/2011

A dab of sweet almond oil as a moisturizer.

Won't that basically make you shiny (as it's an oil?)

by Anonymousreply 47409/26/2011

Oxiclean. I swear by it. Don't use bleach to wash clothes anymore

by Anonymousreply 47509/26/2011

Perfect Glass cleaner. Bought it in Bed Bath and Beyond. It says to use it with Scott's paper towels, so I did and NO STREAKS.

First time evah that a product said "no streaks" and there were NO STREAKS.

by Anonymousreply 47602/16/2012

What do people use to clean their laptop screens? I got these :Klear Screen" wipes at Tek-Serve (local Apple store) and they leave the screen incredibly streaky.

by Anonymousreply 47702/16/2012

This will sound Frau, but I love my Reveal mop by Rubbermaid. No more money wasted on the wet swiffer refills.

by Anonymousreply 47802/16/2012

What about supplements? What supplements have really worked for people and why?

by Anonymousreply 47902/16/2012

Silver polish is great at removing water sans or rings on furniture.

by Anonymousreply 48002/16/2012

"Silver polish is great at removing water sans or rings on furniture."

Gel toothpaste is great for cleaning any type of silver item.

by Anonymousreply 48102/16/2012

Is this thread sponsered by Walmart/Target/Walgreens?

by Anonymousreply 48202/16/2012

Echoing what R472 said, L-Glutamine does work on cravings, but that's not why I use it.

I use it for my acid reflux. It heals the esophogeal lining, therefore reducing the pain of the reflux. It's helping a lot. I use other things to help control the acid (NOT antacids or acid controllers - those make acid worse when you stop taking them), but the L-Glutamine has helped to tremendously reduce the pain.

by Anonymousreply 48302/16/2012

Rug Doctor carpet cleaner. I used to rent them but finally splurged the other day and bought my own. It's some of the best money I've ever spent.

by Anonymousreply 48402/16/2012

Where do you buy that, R120?

by Anonymousreply 48502/16/2012

Ditto Crest Whitening Strips. I bought the ones with the highest concentration of the peroxide, the treatment lasted I think 7 days apply the strips twice per day. I was thrilled with the result, had a small but not terrible amount of gum irritation but little tooth sensitivity, and my new dentist also asked if I had them professionally whitened. In fact, old dental work on one of the teeth behind the 'smile' teeth looks like it no longer matches the rest of my teeth. The strips don't whiten crowns or dentures. I'm due for a touchup, its been two years since I've done the treatment.

I also swear by Listerine Essential Care toothpaste, the gel though, not the paste. Mouth feels so fresh for hours and my dentist says my plaque is minimal.

by Anonymousreply 48602/16/2012

R216 What else do you do for your acid reflux? I'm so sick of dealing with it. PPIs cause more problems than help so I don't take them anymore.

by Anonymousreply 48702/16/2012

I think read something recently on The Peoples' Pharmacy website about hot chili peppers being effective in combatting acid reflux and heartburn.

Seems counterintuitive, but apparently this is a folk remedy that really works.

Can anyone confirm that I didn't dream this?

by Anonymousreply 48802/16/2012

R488 it works for me... I never read it but learned it bye eating.

by Anonymousreply 48902/16/2012

Nioxin.

Great product. Best shampoo for hair loss, I think ever created.

by Anonymousreply 49002/16/2012

Bump

by Anonymousreply 49103/09/2012

Cleaning glass shower doors of water/soap etchings

Get a box of dryer sheets. Use a name brand, not the store grand. Get glass/ceramic cooktop cleaner. Spread the cooktop cleaner all over the glass with the dryer sheets. Scrub while spreading.

After it dries, use dry dryer sheets to remove most of the stuff. Use Perfect Glass cleaner and dryer sheets to complete the project.

It may leave a bit of etching behind, but it will look much, much better than it did before.

by Anonymousreply 49203/22/2012

If you eat something too spicy that makes your tongue burn, eat some bread. Do not drink any liquid to "wash it off" your tongue, because it will make it burn more.

My tongue has become more sensitive as I have aged.

by Anonymousreply 49303/22/2012

r490, which Nioxin shampoo do you use?

by Anonymousreply 49403/22/2012

No one has any recommendations to inhibit beard hair growth/five o'clock shadow?

by Anonymousreply 49503/22/2012

For the guys, and gals, with thinning hair who also dye their hair, the Nioxin shampoo for color treated hair seems to cause the color to come out, even if the hair isn't freshly dyed, the complaint is that the color protecting shampoo strips the hair.

Another complaint I hear from using Nioxin, it leaves thin hair very dull looking with a gummy feeling. The conditioner is awful. For such a high priced line, I expected less complaints.

Nioxin really needs to re-vamp their formulas to do exactly what they're supposed to do, a color protecting formula should do just that.

Another complaint from my clients with hair loss, many have inflamed painful scalps which suddenly started with their hair loss, the Nioxin soothes the scslp, but it's very short lived.

by Anonymousreply 49603/23/2012

I'm looking for cat fur helpful hints. I recently acquired 3 cats and oy vey, the cat hairs! My contact lenses burn terribly and I know it's from cat hairs and such. My furniture, my duvet covers, my clothes are getting a coat of cat hair.

Do those mitts work? The rubber ones that are supposed to "catch" cat hairs and take them off furniture?

Should I get an expensive Miele vaccuum cleaner?

by Anonymousreply 49703/23/2012

bumpy

by Anonymousreply 49809/14/2012

Water. I use it to clean all kinds of stuff from fruit to the wood floors. And sometimes I even drink it.

by Anonymousreply 49909/14/2012

Baking soda instead of deodorant. Can go two days without shower and no odor.

Baking soda and sea salt instead of toothpaste. Haven't used toothpaste in two years and my teeth have never been better.

Clove oil - Highest antioxidant level there is. Great for teeth.

Vitamin D3 - I use Schiff Mega-D3 with Resveratrol and red wine extract. I take 10,000 IU per day/5 days a week. I highly recommend it.

by Anonymousreply 50009/14/2012

Bacitracin for blemishes.

by Anonymousreply 50109/14/2012

[quote]Perfect Glass cleaner. Bought it in Bed Bath and Beyond. It says to use it with Scott's paper towels, so I did and NO STREAKS.

Glass Plus is also streak-free - find it at dollar stores. I used to buy it at regular retail stores until it disappeared, so I assumed it was no longer being produced. Then about a year ago I started seeing it at Dollar Tree, and it works the same as it always has. Use it with whatever freaking paper towels you wish, and it *will* work. When you first spray it on the glass and start wiping it looks 'foggy', but it clears in a few seconds.

Far, far superior to Windex (blech).

by Anonymousreply 50209/14/2012

Queen Helene Coco Butter Lotion.

Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 50311/03/2012

R495 Estrogen

by Anonymousreply 50411/03/2012

Quatum Finish tablets..the dishwasher detergent ever.Years ago I had a severe sunburn on my face,tried everything and finally put gobs of Destin diaper cream people could not believe how it healed my face. Has anyone tried green coffee bean pills to lose weight?

by Anonymousreply 50511/03/2012

Duct tape --- removes plantar warts without a trace! I had some the podiatrist was having almost no luck in removing with acid, but after keeping them covered by duct tape for several days, even the most stubborn one came right out, and you'd never know it'd been there.

by Anonymousreply 50611/03/2012

Has anyone used Spot Shot carpet stain remover? I've been using Shout based on a tip from a friend. It's okay but not great. I heard Spot Shot is way better than Resolve.

by Anonymousreply 50711/03/2012

Has anyone used Crest White Strips? Do they really work?

by Anonymousreply 50811/03/2012

How about corn starch instead of talcum powder? It's included in talcum, so it should work on it's own.

It's much cheaper than a container of Johnson & Johnson Baby Talc.

by Anonymousreply 50911/03/2012

This product NEVER fails me, cum rain or cum snow:

by Anonymousreply 51011/03/2012

Used coffee ground (after brewing a pot of coffee) mixed with a little water, as a gentle scrub for the face and body works well.

by Anonymousreply 51111/03/2012

R500, what's the proportion of sea salt to baking powder? Do you mix it in a paste?

by Anonymousreply 51211/04/2012

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Lotion - amazing stuff, dirt cheap for a huge tub of it.

Lottabody setting lotion to keep your hair in place and give volume/thickness - superior to gels and mousse. But another great hair thickener is dry shampoo.

I'm a massage therapist, and every male client who has really nice conditioned skin, smooth, healthy looking all end up telling me they use Lubiderm. Never tried the stuff.

by Anonymousreply 51305/10/2013

Mexican laundry bar soap really works.

ZOTE® brand is more widely available, but I also snag a few bars of Lirio® when I run across it.

I grate them and mix them with the other ingredients in my homemade laundry detergent.

Store bought detergent is mostly water (the liquid kind) or cellulose filler (powders).

by Anonymousreply 51405/10/2013

Ojon stinks!!!! And they are now owned by Estée Lauder so quality went down further.

by Anonymousreply 51505/10/2013

Is Citre Shine shampoo still available? As a man, I don't use many styling products, but Citre Shine got the styling products out without making my hair feel dry, plus it left my hair very shiny. I wear my hair longish.

This product was always easy to locate, now, I can't find it anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 51606/29/2013

Color Catcher sheets for the laundry. A red shirt somehow ended up with the whites. The color catcher sheet came out all red. It had soaked up all the dye that would have turned the whites to pink.

by Anonymousreply 51706/30/2013

Tanwise is by far the best self-tanner I have ever used. You can buy it at Sally Beauty's Store. Self-tanners are all orange-based, which is fucking ridiculous since the biggest complaint of ST's are that they turn the skin orange or yellow. Tanwise is green-based (the actual lotion is dark dark brown, but there is no orange in it). Brilliant concept. It turns the skin in a nice olive brown hue.

I have never had any trouble with streaks, and it is the best thing to use on hands and feet (the nightmare areas for regular ST'ers).

by Anonymousreply 51807/09/2013

I haven't seen Citre Shine on the shelves in a long time; thought it was discontinued, but apparently, it isn't:

by Anonymousreply 51907/09/2013

Bumpity bump.

by Anonymousreply 52007/11/2013

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by Anonymousreply 52107/11/2013

[quote]I haven't seen Citre Shine on the shelves in a long time; thought it was discontinued, but apparently, it isn't:

Just checked Buzzliions product reviews, apparently the shampoo formula was changed and other reviews stated even the new re-vamped Citre Shine products were hard to find.

by Anonymousreply 52207/11/2013

Soak finger and toe nails in ginger ale to keep them clear and clean.

by Anonymousreply 52308/31/2013

For those of you who get canker sores, make sure your toothpaste does NOT have sodium lauryl sulfate. I used to get so many canker sores, and once I switched to a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (Sensodyne, Pronamel), I haven't gotten a canker sore since! Or maybe a tiny one once a year.

When you DO get canker sores, go online and by Canker-Rid from amazon. It's a brown liquid and made from beeswax and works wonders. Careful because it can stain things, but it really reduces the time for canker sores to heal.

by Anonymousreply 52408/31/2013

[quote] I'm looking for cat fur helpful hints.

I have tried every animal hair product on the market. The only one that really works is the FURemover lint brush (it has to be the oval shaped lint brush = the longer brush shaped product doesn't work).

It works wonders on furniture and bedding. My three cats used to lay all over the furniture and hair was everywhere. I bought a bunch of baby blankets at T.J Maxx and I put one on the corner of my bed and on one end of the couch and my cats like sleeping on them instead of on the bedspread or couch cushion. That helps by keeping the animal hair in strategic locations. I will brush the lint brush over the baby blankets and I am amazed at how much cat hair comes up. The blankets don't even look like they have much hair on them, but once you run the lint brush over them so much comes up. It's only about $3

by Anonymousreply 52508/31/2013

[quote] What do people use to clean their laptop screens? I got these :Klear Screen" wipes at Tek-Serve (local Apple store) and they leave the screen incredibly streaky

I think you are only supposed to use a paper towel that has been sprayed with a fine mist of water. It has to be dryed with a fresh paper towel afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 52608/31/2013

I use Windex and paper towel to keep my laptop screen clear. Always have - no problems.

by Anonymousreply 52709/01/2013

[quote]Bacitracin for blemishes.

LOL. Seriously r501? I doubt anyone here besides you and me and any lurking ENT people even know what it is. Let's just call it the My Big Fat Windex cure for anything.

Do you know the legend of the TRAC(y) part of the name?

by Anonymousreply 52809/01/2013

Japanese Wash Cloth - by Salux

you can get them online, or at any large Asian grocery. just try them. you wont regret it.

by Anonymousreply 52909/01/2013

Saw Palmetto.

I bought it for prostate health but found it had the unexpected side effect of making my eyelashes extremely long and thick.

Now...if it would only do the same for my penis.

by Anonymousreply 53009/01/2013

You would be surprized how little liquid laundry detergent is needed to clean.

I use about two tablespoons per load...my partner used the full cap...what a waste.

by Anonymousreply 53109/01/2013

bump

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