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Skincare (Total= $256)

AM cleanser: Clinique Redness Relief cream cleanser- $23 (2 months)

PM cleanser: La Roche Posay purifying foaming gel- $22 (3 months)

PM cleansing brush: Clarisonic Mia (one time charge) -$120 (forever)

PM serum: Clinique Even Better dark spot corrector- $50 (3 months)

Mask: Murad Clarifying Mask- $37 (6 months)

Mask: Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask- $4 (6 months)

Makeup (Everyday) (Total= $57)

Bareminerals original foundation- $27 (7-8 months)

Bobbi Brown mascara- $25 (6 months)

Maybelline BabyLips Lip balm- $5) (1 year)

Makeup (Special Occasions) (Total= $168)

Bareminerals original foundation- $27 (7-8 months)

Bareminerals warmth- $19 (1 year)

Benefit Porefessional Primer- $30 (6 months)

Benefit Dandelion Brightening blush- $28 (1.5 year)

Victorias Secret blush- $15 (1.5 year)

Benefit lip gloss- $18 (8 months)

Bobbi Brown mascara- $25 (6 months)

Maybelline eyeliner- $6 (1 year)

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Skincare:

Face wash Simple kind to skin face wash £2 (1 month)

Moisturiser, Simple face moisturizer £3 (2 months)

Face Wipes, huggies £1 (11 months)

Face brush, bodyshop £4 (1 year)

Makeup:

Foundation, Revlon colorstay, usually £12 but i have to order my colour online so £20 ish (2 month)

Blush, Sleek £5 (forever)

Pressed Powder, Sleek £7 (5 months)

Loose powder, £7 ish (1 year)

Brushes £7 (2 years)

Eyebrow pencil, Rimmel London £3 (6 months)

Eyeliner, MUA £1 (3 months)

Lip balm, Bodyshop £2 (i usually lose it before it runs out :/ )

Mascara, MUA £1 (about 8 months)

soo about £55 on makeup and £10 on face care.

Damn! I need to shop where you shop!

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Skin care:

Face wash £12 every month

Face cream £28 every 2-3 months

Glycolic Acid Toner £29 every 3 months

Cotton pads £2 every few months

Eye make up remover £4 every few months

Lip treatment for cracked lips £2.50 2/3 months
Body moisturiser £4 every 2 months

Make up:

Foundation (liquid) £27 every 6 months

Foundation (mineral) £14

Powder £21 every 6 months

Mascara £7 every 3 months

I only put down the things I buy regularly so not including brushes, eyeshadows, things I've had for years lol
Total: £150.50 I didn't realise it was that bad....to be fair though it's mainly my darn skin care (which I need!) and foundations.

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Skincare:

Face wash Simple kind to skin face wash £2 (1 month)

Moisturiser, Simple face moisturizer £3 (2 months)

Face Wipes, huggies £1 (11 months)

Face brush, bodyshop £4 (1 year)

Makeup:

Foundation, Revlon colorstay, usually £12 but i have to order my colour online so £20 ish (2 month)

Blush, Sleek £5 (forever)

Pressed Powder, Sleek £7 (5 months)

Loose powder, £7 ish (1 year)

Brushes £7 (2 years)

Eyebrow pencil, Rimmel London £3 (6 months)

Eyeliner, MUA £1 (3 months)

Lip balm, Bodyshop £2 (i usually lose it before it runs out :/ )

Mascara, MUA £1 (about 8 months)

soo about £55 on makeup and £10 on face care.

Damn! I need to shop where you shop!

haha i shop mostly at superdrug or asda :P

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Tea tree oil, about $5-7 depending on sales( lasts about 4 months)

Aloe Vera gel $7 ( about 7-8 months)

Neutrogena moisturizer $9.50 (8-9 months)

Dan's AHA ... Like $18? I don't even know cus it lasts forever lol!!

Tea tree oil soap $5 (7-8 months)

Paula's Choice BHA $16 I think (about 6 months, and she ALWAYS has sales so you can stock up!)

For makeup I do:

Eye-liner $.99 ... Woo!

Mascara $7

Blistex deep renewal chapstick $1.50

Gloss, like $2

Eye shadow, like $4

I don't splurge on makeup cus I don't wear it enough lol I prefer a natural look and fresh skin, I can't stand foundation or powder anymore. The only thing I like is MASCARA, so I'll have fun and go wild there, for big dark eyelashes ... So fun

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Where do I begin? I don't even remember the price for most of the stuff I use. The cheapest ones are aloe vera gel, honey, tea tree, oregano oil, and lemon juice which I sometimes use topically.

I use Mineral Fusion products which are all relatively cheap ($7-$15 dollars for a scrub and toner). But then I also use more expensive stuff from Image cosmetics because they use mostly natural ingredients that don't break me out. The Image cleanser I use costs around $25-27 dollars.

Cover FX SPF primer - $30 (normally $36, I got a discount but still SO expensive)

Various drugstore concealers, from $7-$12 (still haven't found one that matches my skintone)

Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation - $42 (now I know where my paycheck goes, lasts about 2 months if I use it regularly)

Backup foundations - Bourjois healthy mix foundation - $12 (lasts a long time), Lilly Lolo mineral foundation - $18, Meow cosmetics finishing powder - $16 (lasts a long time)

Boscia blotting paper - $10

Desert essence lip balm - $3, Chanel lipstick - $18, Buxom lip glosses - free with sephora points

Eye creams and concealer - usually free samples I get from the mall cos I never have enough money left for those

Now I know why I'm poor. I won't even mention the $ I spend on facials.

PS. I don't use all this crap on my face at the same time...these are just things I have and use from time to time.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Where do I begin? I don't even remember the price for most of the stuff I use. The cheapest ones are aloe vera gel, honey, tea tree, oregano oil, and lemon juice which I sometimes use topically.

I use Mineral Fusion products which are all relatively cheap ($7-$15 dollars for a scrub and toner). But then I also use more expensive stuff from Image cosmetics because they use mostly natural ingredients that don't break me out. The Image cleanser I use costs around $25-27 dollars.

Cover FX SPF primer - $30 (normally $36, I got a discount but still SO expensive)

Various drugstore concealers, from $7-$12 (still haven't found one that matches my skintone)

Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation - $42 (now I know where my paycheck goes, lasts about 2 months if I use it regularly)

Backup foundations - Bourjois healthy mix foundation - $12 (lasts a long time), Lilly Lolo mineral foundation - $18, Meow cosmetics finishing powder - $16 (lasts a long time)

Boscia blotting paper - $10

Desert essence lip balm - $3, Chanel lipstick - $18, Buxom lip glosses - free with sephora points

Eye creams and concealer - usually free samples I get from the mall cos I never have enough money left for those

Now I know why I'm poor. I won't even mention the $ I spend on facials.

PS. I don't use all this crap on my face at the same time...these are just things I have and use from time to time.

And the winner is....!

Do you like primer? I've never used it before. How helpful do you think it is?

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Cleanser 20USD, 3 months

Paulas Choice BHA 35UDS 3months

Paulas Choice weekly AHA Treatment 46USD 3-4 months

Jade maybelline BB cream 10,95USD 1 month

Manhattan clearface powder 5USD ( best acne powder ever) 2-3 months

Smashbox blush 35USD a year or more

Urban decay naked Palette 45 USD years

Brushes 50 USD

Mascara clinique 20USD 2 months

Wow. I just realized how much that is. And I could cry if I see how much I pay for those products inngermany compared to the USA


Successfully on "the regimen" from age 12 to 33 for cystic acne

Now:

100mg spironolactone since 08/13

Paula's Choice BHA 2%,

Green Cream 6 Retinol

Acne free and already almost free of hyperpigmentation, discolorations and wrinkles


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everyday foundation: 5 USD (6 months)

foundation for special occasions: 25USD (since 'special occassions' are rare, it lasts forever)

as you can see I like the natural look. if I didn't have acne, I wouldn't put cosmetics on my face at all.

cleanser: 4 USD (3 months)

moisturiser: about 14 USD (5 months)

face mask: 5 USD (a few months)

lip balm: 3 USD (lasts forever)

that's it :)

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Lets see :

Skin Care

Face wash $30 (lasts 6 months)

Moisturizer $10 (every month)

Eye Cream $60 (every 2 months)

Pore Refining Cleaning Pads $30 (lasts 5 months)

Aczone $30 (lasts 6 months)

Retin-A $15 (every 2 months)

Makeup

Face Powder $30 ( every month)

Foundation $35 (lasts 3 to 4 months)

Blush $30 (every 3 months)

Eyeliner $20 (every 4 months)

Mascara $32 (every 2 to 3 monthios)

Lipstick $10 ( lasts 4 months)

Wow! Looking at these figures, that's a lot of money lol and that's not even including my monthly prescriptions (face and not face related) eusa_think.gif


MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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SKINCARE:

Acnycil Lactic acid Wash + cream $32 (2 months)

Neutrogena Oil-free moisturizer $9 (5 months)

Origins Out Of Trouble Sulfur & Zinc Oxide mask $42 (1 year)

Epidou Gel $51 (depends on acne severity, usually for 1 year or more)

MAKEUP:

Bare Minerals Matte SPF -15 Foundation $70 (2-3 years)

Makeup Store Cover All Mix $43 (2 years)

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver $45 (1 year)

Different Brands of Mascara around max $20 (3 months)

Eyeliner max $15 (5 months)

Eyeshadow max $15-20 (forever)

That would be approximately $45-50 per month... Without counting in the hair products. My goodness :(


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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Where do I begin? I don't even remember the price for most of the stuff I use. The cheapest ones are aloe vera gel, honey, tea tree, oregano oil, and lemon juice which I sometimes use topically.

I use Mineral Fusion products which are all relatively cheap ($7-$15 dollars for a scrub and toner). But then I also use more expensive stuff from Image cosmetics because they use mostly natural ingredients that don't break me out. The Image cleanser I use costs around $25-27 dollars.

Cover FX SPF primer - $30 (normally $36, I got a discount but still SO expensive)

Various drugstore concealers, from $7-$12 (still haven't found one that matches my skintone)

Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation - $42 (now I know where my paycheck goes, lasts about 2 months if I use it regularly)

Backup foundations - Bourjois healthy mix foundation - $12 (lasts a long time), Lilly Lolo mineral foundation - $18, Meow cosmetics finishing powder - $16 (lasts a long time)

Boscia blotting paper - $10

Desert essence lip balm - $3, Chanel lipstick - $18, Buxom lip glosses - free with sephora points

Eye creams and concealer - usually free samples I get from the mall cos I never have enough money left for those

Now I know why I'm poor. I won't even mention the $ I spend on facials.

PS. I don't use all this crap on my face at the same time...these are just things I have and use from time to time.

And the winner is....!

Do you like primer? I've never used it before. How helpful do you think it is?

shy.gif I seem to have a problem! lol. And I didn't even add everything to that list. But I also use a lot of samples.

About primer...I think that a good foundation shouldn't need primer, just a good moisturizer. Unfortunately, if you have dry or oily skin or visible pores, you might need a primer more than a moisturizer. The primer I use can also work as a moisturizer with spf, so at least it's multitasking. It helps my foundation last longer, that's about it.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Free on a day where I don't care about how my face looks :P

I'd say 100$ on days where I do care, I have a lot of high end makeup and when I want to cover my skin I go mad with the makeup.

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EEK...figured I'd chime in. I know this is an old thread, but I figured I would go ahead and do a post just so I can pull my hair out later when I look at the numbers and the spending, lol.

Makeup Remover: $40 (Lasts forever though)

Cleanser: $4.00 (Big thing of Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash-this will be lasting me awhile)

Toner: $16.00-about 3 months

Moisturizer: $40.00, $26.00 (I use two) will last about 6 months

Eye Cream: $50.00 (sheesh) about 3 months

Foundation: $22.00, $24.00 (I'm using two different ones) will last about 6 months

Primer: $21.00- 6 months

Powder: $25.00, $38.00 (I use two different mineral powders for both oil control and concealer)

Eye Shadow....Um...I have quite a bit. Probably best not to put a number on this for fear that the hubby may be looking over my shoulder one day....neutral.gif

Lipstick/gloss: Yeah...we won't even go there, either....crazy.gif


Current skin care routine:

AM

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

PM

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

I've recently added a mask to my routine. It's all natural and very cheap. Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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face

bindi herbal cleanser - $18.48

grapeseed oil - $18.28

aloe leaf - $2.00

hair

ayurvedic shampoo - $17.15

apple cider vinegar - $4.00

grapeseed oil

$59.91

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Skincare

Cleanser - £25, a year

Moisturizer - £5, 6 months

SPF - £10, 6 months

Face mask - £10, a year+

The makeup I use varies. I don't use a lot of it so it lasts a really long time.


Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
http://www.acne.org/...g-and-duac-gel/

Treat yourself as you treat others.


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I have heard Vit c is good for your face, so decided to give this a try. I like how my face

feels when I use it, but I haven't noticed much of a difference in fine lines or wrinkles. Maybe

it will with longer use. The one i got from Amazon is Triple Action Vitamin C Serum by VoilaVe only cost less then 30 dollar (on Sale).

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Here it goes! I'm scared! Eek!

Cerave Cleanser $12....lasts about 3 months

Cerave Moisturizer $12....lasts about 6 months

AzaClear $75....I think lasts about 3 months

Epionce eye cream $60....lasts about 3 months, maybe 4?

Latisse for lashes $120....lasts about 4-5 months

MAKE UP

DermaMinerals Primer $50?....lasts 4-5 months

DermaMinerals Foundation $55....lasts 4-5 months

Estée Lauder Camouflage(one drop into foundation)$35....lasts forever!

Maybelline Blush $7....lasts 4 months

Mac eyebrow pencil $12....lasts 2-3 months

Urban Decay eyeshadow palette $50....has lasted me MONTHS! Still have a lot

Maybelline eyeliner $7...lasts 2 months

Loreal mascara $5.99 when on sale....lasts 2 months until it gets flaky and nasty!

Geeezzzzzz

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Face

Sulfur soap $4

Bodyshop tea tree toner $14

sweet almond oil $4

Garnier dark spot corrector $16

Makeup

Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation $8

Maybelline baby skin primer $6

La girl pro concealer $2.50

Tea tree concealer $9

Maybelline falsies mascara$5

Wnw mega liner $4

Essence multi action mascara $4

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