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Old 03-07-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Olay is a scary line of products, total avoid....:....seriously, would not touch with a ten foot pole. All marketing & hype, almost evil really! I wasted a decade on drugstore crap & have nothing but regrets. The only true anti aging products are based on retinoids & copper peptides. A good sunscreen & diet are key, but just staying out of the sun & eating healthy doesn't improve skin that much, especially if you have a lot of sun damage.
I'm sure it varies by person, climate, and other factors. My grandmother is pushing 80 and has lovely, soft pink skin. She has some wrinkles--because she's almost 80--but her skin is supple with invisible pores. She has very nice skin for a woman her age, and she has used Olay her whole life.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I've used a number of products from Olay and most made me breakout. The only one that I use is Olay Complete Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin on occasion. Otherwise I use La Mer (I know, not what you wanted to hear), but I'm on the hunt for a cheaper replacement...preferably with an SPF. So far, no luck.

I do use Aquaphor Healing Ointment in the winter. A little goes a long way! I use it under my moisturizer. I apply (dab) it to my dry/flaky problem areas and use the remainder on the rest of my face. I've even used it at night over my Retin-A to prevent over-drying or just as a nighttime moisturizer.


Otherwise I highly recommend Alpha Hydrox and Glytone products. I use the Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ at night and the Alpha Hydrox Oil Free Face Gel (10%) under my morning moisturizer/makeup. As for Glytone, at night I use the Facial Cream Step 3, which is a stronger glycolic acid (20%). I alternate this with my Retinol nights. I would advise starting with a lower concentration though and work your way up to the 20%.

I also use Gyltone's Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream (29.5%) on my feet and their Body Lotion (17.5%) on my body.

The Alpha Hydrox line can be purchased in some stores, but you'd have to check on the Neoteric website to see if there are any in your area and most stores don't carry the whole line so I end up ordering it from online. Glytone isn't sold in stores.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm in my early 30's and have started seriously thinking about an anti-aging routine, but don't know the way to go yet. Cannot afford to go to a dermatologist just yet for Retin-A, so I'm going to look into ROC and other (hopefully) affordable products . Any suggestions?

I don't really want to bother with Olay; I've been using their moisturizer and started breaking out horribly.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: In a house
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When I was in my 30's I enjoyed the Clarins products. Their pricing is around the same as Clinique, but the brand is completely different. Currently I'm using mostly Origins, though I really like the MAC Fast Response eye cream.

I think the key to healthy skin when you're in your 30's, is to use *some* kind of moisturizer, but to avoid mineral oil and other petroleum products, and avoid exotic animal oil gimics like emu oil. If it's got jojoba as a base oil, or a veggie oil base, it'll be more "skin friendly." Mineral oil is a car lubricant, petroleum jelly is a gasket sealant. Maybe if you paid me lots of money, I'd smear that crap on my face. But no, I wouldn't pay for the privilege.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I'm using Origins at the moment too. Our climate changes so much from warm/humid to cold/dry that I need different routines at different times of the year. Olay Regenerist works well for me in the summer, but it dries my skin too much in the winter. My forehead flakes like crazy.

I'm using Origins GinZing moisturizer and Mimosa eye cream. I like them both.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Here's something you could try--

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C
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I think it's important to get a daily moisturizer that not only helps diminish the look of lines and wrinkles you already have, but also helps prevent new ones from forming. I'm with montanamom on this one, I think Eucerin Q10 Anti-wrinkle cream is a great option since it's available at local drug stores, contains coenzyme Q10 to smooth skin and SPF 15 to prevent sun damage and future wrinkles.

I've also tried the Eucerin Everday Protection face lotion (I work with the company, so we get to try all the products ) and I like that one too. It has SPF 30 and is also non-greasy.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I don't really want to bother with Olay; I've been using their moisturizer and started breaking out horribly.
Try their "sensitive skin" formulas.

It happens. It might also be a sign that other formulas will cause problems for you as well. No matter what I buy I look for "sensitive".

I am a delicate flower.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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I agree that anything with mineral oil is a breakout waiting to happen. I can't even use make-up that has mineral oil without regretting it later. I stick to sensitive skin type of makeup.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Okay, I realize that creams will not take the wrinkles away - but I do believe some are better than others at minimizing them. I've done lots of online research; tried Meaningful Beauty; Dermavu; and Skinlastic and they were okay but I'm still search - any suggestions are welcome!

Retin-a is the only proven anti wrinkle cream with long term medical research. Copper peptides have also been proven to reduce/reverse wrinkles and skin aging but do not have as much research:
The ONLY Proven Wrinkle Cream
Retin-A
Retin-A cream has proven efficacy ~ Is Retin-a the Most Effective Wrinkle Cream? (http://www.realself.com/question/retin-a-cream-proven-efficacy - broken link)
Copper-Peptides as Compared with Retin-A and Retinol for Wrinkle Reduction (http://reverseskinaging.com/industry3.html - broken link)
Copper peptides: Can you 'repair' a wrinkle?

I would suggest you carefully read the material on Skin Biology to better understand skin care/skin aging.

This website gives good basic starter info on retinoids:
Use Retinoids the Right Way | Skinacea.com

There are many skin care "creams" on the market that have no scientific evidence of wrinkle prevention or reduction. It doesn't make sense to me why you would use anything except a product that has been proven to work.

If you prefer a basic drugstore moisturizer to COVER UP rather than reduce or reverse your wrinkles, Olay sells any number of products that may work for you. You'd probably be better off not to waste money on the Regenerist or Total Effects crap and just go for good old Oil of Olay:
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