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Old 11-11-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Hi -
My half-sister is 79 (looks barely 60!) but she'd like to be given some anti-aging skin care products for her birthday/Xmas. Her cheek area is getting a bit "crepey" and it is bothering her a lot.
I don't recall what Consumer Reports said a few years ago...I think they recommended the Regenerist line? Or was it L'oreal's?
Anyway...I'm not looking to spend a real fortune, and besides, she'd be buying it herself if she likes it afterward, so I'm thinking more drugstore line or affordable department store.

I have given her some Philosophy Purity cleanser to use on her face rather than soap, but I haven't gotten into any other products with her.
Recommendations please!!

Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Hi. What an interesting question! I have two suggestions.

First is taking a daily 1000 or 1200 mg capsule of salmon oil or fish oil forever. Not only does it make the skin softer, but it also helps to prevent stroke and heart attack, reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol, improves circulation and cellular regeneration, and is a powerful antioxidant (Omega 3).

Second, she seems to be old enough to be reminded that it's never the wrapping that matters but the contents. So I would get her a copy of Gary Zukav's book The Seat Of The Soul, which is not about religion.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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HI! WHat a great gift idea!! I am a Mary Kay consultant, and I would love to help out!! I realize that the Mary Kay line is a slight more expensive than drug store brand-but-Mary Kay is the leading anti aging brand!! I would love to give you some more information, show you statistics and let you try out the product for free! I would also work out some type of holiday spa package and give you a discount for your purchase! Let's at least chat! Please to contact me at Cosmetics: Makeup and Cosmetics by Mary Kay
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You're going to get a lot of different answers but she will need to decide what works best with her skin type.

A previous poster suggested a Fish oil supplement (omega 3) and it is a great idea. I use them also. Fish Oil supplements CAN give you the "fish burps" so be prepared. Flaxseed oil or supplements also help the skin and hair.

I would also suggest a vitamin B complex supplement since it targets skin, hair and nails.

Drink loads of water to stay hydrated from the inside out.

As to your original question........I am a HUGE fan of "Clinique" eye cream. It is a little more expensive than a drug store brand but a little goes a long way and it makes my skin feel very soft and dewy for HOURS. I use it on my entire face.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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I tried the Regenerist cream in a sample I got free in the mail...It broke me out in a prickley rash. It burned..I wouldnt get anything from that line. It was the worst cosmetic reaction i had since I tried on my mother's electric blue eyeshadow in the 70's. That gave me hives...lol
I read about it and it has high concentrations of silicon that go into your skin filling lines...It is for the skin problem she hates...But if you do get that one..Watch for a rash.

Speaking of samples..Have you ever looked at the lots of samples on ebay?
You can get some interesting stuff like a grab bag and a full size of whatever product you think would work. It would be such a fun gift bag.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Consumer Reports suggested the Regenerist line. I also did lots of homework on the net a year ago and consumers also suggested that brand.
However, you can check Consumer Reports yourself by logging on for $5 for one month--and you can cancel after that month--and check ANYTHING you want (i.e., tvs, makeup, investments, whatever Consumer Reports has covered). I do this when making any big purchase like a car or washing machine or dishwasher. It's the best deal in town!
I use the Regenerist moisture lotion in the red jar, and have never had a reaction at all from it. I like it.
Also, the new red jar (also) by Olay called ProX I love. I can tell the difference when I use it, also, so I use them both at the same time at night.
I'm 64, have decent skin for my age and am open to trying anything that works myself, and more than open to suggestions from board members.
Hanging onto that youth by a toenail....ha!
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Although I'm not in that age group (your sister) - I love the Regenerist products, Avon Anew also gets great reviews.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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Although I'm not in that age group (your sister) - I love the Regenerist products, Avon Anew also gets great reviews.
I use the Regenerist also. I can tell when I miss a night without the cream. I use all three steps and I like the way my skin looks and feels.
Has anyone tried the new Avon Anew Dermafill? I think I'll order some and see if it's worth all the hype it's been given.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'd be interested in the Anew products also.

OP - I think if I were you I would go with Olay Regenerist or Definity products for your sister.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: PA
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Any Arbonne girls out there? Love the products - love the 45-day guarantee.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested:
http://TotalBenefits.myarbonne.com
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