Skincare products: Just a rip off?

Or do any of them work?

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kittenkat    pirate
02/11/2009 at 19:22
The Divine Sossidge wrote (see)

KK - I spent some time in NZ a few years ago and was staggered at the amount of sun damage on women's skin over there. I had women commenting all the time that they knew I was British because of my skin. One woman I met who based on appearance I thought was was in her forties was younger than me (I was 32 at the time). I felt guilty because she was so lovely.

Saying that, if I could live in NZ and be outdoors in all that beautiful scenery, I probably wouldn't give a f*ck

They are more harsh in Australia, I lived there for 2 years in my 20's. Got told off by strangers for having a tan, no deep tan, just a tan.
02/11/2009 at 19:25
Yeah, you've got to be so careful out in the sun. I am very fair so slather myself in factor 30 as a matter of course, and have done since I was old enough to use moisturiser. Even monkey spunk won't protect you...
seren nos    pirate
02/11/2009 at 19:59

so at what age does the sun affect you..........is it a case of too much sun exposure will age you at 30 or 40 or 50........or older

I never use sunscreen so does that mean I've already done the damage and I will wake up one morning and my skin will be wrinkled and aged.........or is it more subtle than that

kittenkat    pirate
03/11/2009 at 08:21
I don't know seren, I think the damage is accumulative...
Double 0    pirate
03/11/2009 at 10:37
Sun damage is accumulative. I think travel has a lot to do with it. We fly to places we are never ment to be. Also we live for longer then we ever have so we are around to see the sun damage. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's safe, that why I don't remedies unless they are very well tested.
Edited: 03/11/2009 at 11:05
03/11/2009 at 10:55

Sun damage is worse when you're younger apparently. Exposure to UV rays in your twenties seems to be worse for ageing and chances of getting skin cancers.

My formative years as a depressed twenty-something staying in a dark room really have done me a favour there...

05/11/2009 at 19:49
KK - did you find the solution?    I'm 50 and don't have any laughter lines.    The cream I use is cheap and easily available and was recommended to me by a top Harley Street specialist 10 years ago.
kittenkat    pirate
05/11/2009 at 20:01

LWJ

I've bought....Olay total effects day moisturiser with spf, will let you know.

The problem with me is that I've got dry skin anyway, I've worked outside for most of my career. All the way through my 20s and beyond, I never used sun protection; oh and I have partied pretty hard too. All cumulative damage, I also have an eye condition that means my eyes and surrounding area can be irritated and puffy.

Oh and I'm allergic to a lot of stuff. Otherwise I'm a blank canvas

05/11/2009 at 20:20

I don't think you can go wrong with Olay products.  You'll probably notice the difference within a couple of weeks. The only problem these days is that there are so many variations of the same product it makes it so difficult to choose.   

I'm lucky and don't suffer from allergies, but the olay products containing spf do sting my eyes for some reason.

Best of luck with it.

05/11/2009 at 21:12
The Olay hypoallergenic stuff is all I use, it's lighter than the SPF stuff. Am 32 and got ID'd buying beer in April, so it's either working or the lady who served me was bats.









Actually, I think she was bats. But it's decent moisturiser anyway. I hate having dry skin on my face. Pretty sure I am the only person who moisturises their face in T1 of an ironman Just couldn't face another 13 hours of dry skin.....
05/11/2009 at 21:22

Liz Earle is really good, not available in shops other than John Lewis - have to buy it from t'internet. My daughter has very sensitive/dry skin - we both use it  her cleanser particularly  always wins "Beauty Editor Awards" Also Clarins - their Lotus Oil is lovely. Bit of a beauty junkie me

Already covered but the sun is the most cause of aging - that's my top tip to pass on to your daughters!

Boots apparently funded the research into the hyped No 7 serum.

05/11/2009 at 21:52

Okay, tried a lot of expensive creams but Nivea Q10, Bio-oil (fab stuff and keenly priced) and factor 50 sunblock does the trick.

If you want the benefit of hyaluronic acid then forget the face creams - load of b*llocks. You've got to get dermal fillers i.e. inject the stuff in your face and I hear that is VERY painful, ahem.

05/11/2009 at 22:55

hello. this is mrs towner!

towner has been reading this thread and has asked me to have a little session with all you ladies that are having 'does it work or not' issues with your anti-aging creams,

well i am a no7 consultant, and ive been looking at some of the true and false comments about anti-aginging creams and would like to help out if i can.

 firstly, those of you that believe that staying out of the sun are spot on, the major part of any good cream is the spf. you need a minimum of 15 in this climate on a daily basis.all good creams will provide this, as this is the most important part of any cream. the next part depends on your primary and secondary skincare concerns, do you worry about lines or firmness or age spots (sun damage). think about what you want from a cream and find one that suits your particular need. at no7 we provide a cream for every need.

you do need a seperate day and night cream (this is not a trick to get you to spend more money) day creams are full of anti oxidents which help to combat all the crap that your skin goes through every day,ie pollution, coffee, rubbish in your diet etc, and they also contain an spf, night creams dont need this ( cos you are asleep) and are much richer than day creams. this is because, your skin is more receptive to care while you are sleeping, so this is a good opportunity to give it a major boost,

no7 has been proven to reduce the signs of aging, and no other cream has done this, and yes we funded the research, but the research included many other creams, not just ours, but it was also independent, and the results were in no way bias towards no7, the professor that carried out the research, can be contacted thru manchester university. the research itself took over a year to complete, and was tested on over 1000 women, with different skin types, i wont use anything else.

use the serum, followed by the day/night cream for the best results, the eye cream is amazing too, i cant live without it.

all i can really say is, to take care of your skin, stay out of the sun, limit your booze, dont smoke, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and follow a good beauty regime which includes the right day and night cream for your needs, and use a serum first, if you are not sure, ask a consultant, thats our job, we are here to help you,

hope this helps <3

05/11/2009 at 23:11
Why buy expensive moisturisers with SPF when sunscreen will do the job?

Night creams - in my opinion they are hype. You want your skin to breathe and replinish itself at night not be clogged up with moisturiser. A bit like putting antiperspirant on before bed, what's the point?

If you use a hydrating cleanser like Liz Earle or oil based one (almond oil) your skin's not dry and stripped of its oils so you don't need a night cream.

Hydration - drinking water makes NO difference, sorry. Tests have been done with identical twins on this - one drinking 3 litres a day the other a minimal amount. NO difference is the water content of the dermal layers.
06/11/2009 at 14:59

I'm not a particularly girly girl  when it comes to make up etc but thought I'd contribute as I recently found quite a good product.  I've got fairly dry skin and patches of horrible red rosacea on my cheeks for the last two/three years (since having children -  gotta love those hormones......).  Anyway, the Body Shop Vitamin E facial oil has improved my skin and the red patches no end.  Have only been using it for the last few weeks and have no scientific proof but it seems to be working.  Oh and it's not particularly expensive

I get spots sometimes because, according to my beauty therapist friend, I have dry skin and don't exfoliate..........  But then she also thinks I should manicure/pedicure every week and straighten my hair each morning.  Clearly, she has more hours in her day than I have managed to find

I hope you find something that works for you Kitten Kat
seren nos    pirate
06/11/2009 at 20:57
towner wrote (see)

hello. this is mrs towner!

towner has been reading this thread and has asked me to have a little session with all you ladies that are having 'does it work or not' issues with your anti-aging creams,

well i am a no7 consultant, and ive been looking at some of the true and false comments about anti-aginging creams and would like to help out if i can.

 firstly, those of you that believe that staying out of the sun are spot on, the major part of any good cream is the spf. you need a minimum of 15 in this climate on a daily basis.all good creams will provide this, as this is the most important part of any cream. the next part depends on your primary and secondary skincare concerns, do you worry about lines or firmness or age spots (sun damage). think about what you want from a cream and find one that suits your particular need. at no7 we provide a cream for every need.

you do need a seperate day and night cream (this is not a trick to get you to spend more money) day creams are full of anti oxidents which help to combat all the crap that your skin goes through every day,ie pollution, coffee, rubbish in your diet etc, and they also contain an spf, night creams dont need this ( cos you are asleep) and are much richer than day creams. this is because, your skin is more receptive to care while you are sleeping, so this is a good opportunity to give it a major boost,

no7 has been proven to reduce the signs of aging, and no other cream has done this, and yes we funded the research, but the research included many other creams, not just ours, but it was also independent, and the results were in no way bias towards no7, the professor that carried out the research, can be contacted thru manchester university. the research itself took over a year to complete, and was tested on over 1000 women, with different skin types, i wont use anything else.

use the serum, followed by the day/night cream for the best results, the eye cream is amazing too, i cant live without it.

all i can really say is, to take care of your skin, stay out of the sun, limit your booze, dont smoke, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and follow a good beauty regime which includes the right day and night cream for your needs, and use a serum first, if you are not sure, ask a consultant, thats our job, we are here to help you,

hope this helps <3


interesting info....but when you mention things to do .......you don't mention avoid makeup which I believe leads to many of skin problems as its not natural to your skin......does No 7 do a make up range as well....
06/11/2009 at 21:20
A great exfoliating face mask is to mix up some gram flour with lemon juice and honey. Slap it on to clean skin. Leave for a few mins and scrub / rinse off with a hot flannel. (My friend's mum used told me this one and she had gorgeous skin).
07/11/2009 at 10:42
seren , ill check when the good lady comes home! (pretty sure they do though)
07/11/2009 at 11:09

Siance wrote (see)
A great exfoliating face mask is to mix up some gram flour with lemon juice and honey. Slap it on to clean skin. Leave for a few mins and scrub / rinse off with a hot flannel. (My friend's mum used told me this one and she had gorgeous skin).

OMG, doesn't it make you laugh.  I spend a fortune on over the counter products and all the time i've got those ingredients sitting in my kitchen.   
07/11/2009 at 12:30
seren nos - dyn haearn wrote (see)
interesting info....but when you mention things to do .......you don't mention avoid makeup which I believe leads to many of skin problems as its not natural to your skin......does No 7 do a make up range as well....

No7 have a make up range. This coming from someone who use to work for the firm.

The face cream is a big market and most of them are pretty much useless.
Each product claim they will reduce wrinkles and fine lines but you are spending
huge money just to be young. Face facts, we all grow old and look old. There is no
magic formula and the market is full of creams just waiting for those to buy in the
hope it will keep their youthful looks.

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