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Hi Snow Queen,

Thanks for making the recommendation for Eucerin Redness Relief face wash. I absolutely love it!

I have a question about Aveeno's sunscreen. Any concerns? Or a recommendation for a better product?

AVEENO SUNBLOCK LOTION, FACE, SPF 30

INGREDIENTS:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.4%, Oxybenzone 5%

Inactive Ingredients: BHT, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Cholecalciferol, Diethylhexyl 2,6 Naphthalate, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Propylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Silica, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Squalane, Synthetic Beeswax, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Water, Xanthan Gum

Many thanks.

It is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, but all the fragrance it contains might be a problem. Are you looking specifically for an SPF 30 sunscreen, or would an SPF 15 sunscreen be OK? You might like the SPF 15 lotions Dove, Olay, and Almay make. You might also like some of the lotions Clinique offers, which come with higher SPF ratings. Or you might like Neutrogena's Dry-Touch Sunscreens, which also come with higher SPF ratings (though if you have areas of dry skin you'll probably need to wear a separate moisturizer underneath over those dry areas).

Did you get all these info from Paula Begoun, especially from her book, The Beauty Bible? Sounds a lot like it.

I did learn most of what I know from Paula Begoun after reading her book, The Beauty Bible, though not everything.

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Good morning!

I put on Dove SPF 15 every day, but yesterday I got a sunburn, so I thought I'd look into something with a higher SPF. Plus, I have patches on my face that are darker, so I want to cover them with a higher SPF in hopes that they will eventually blend in with the rest of my face! Following your recommendation, I think I may go with Neutragena Dry Touch 30 or 45.

Thank you.

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Good morning!

I put on Dove SPF 15 every day, but yesterday I got a sunburn, so I thought I'd look into something with a higher SPF. Plus, I have patches on my face that are darker, so I want to cover them with a higher SPF in hopes that they will eventually blend in with the rest of my face! Following your recommendation, I think I may go with Neutragena Dry Touch 30 or 45.

Thank you.

Part of your problem may also have been that you did not apply enough sunscreen or that you needed to reapply your sunscreen

If you haven't already seen it, you may find this article, which details facts about sun exposure and proper sunscreen application, helpful:

http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/sun.asp?ID=163

Wearing sunscreen is an important part of preventing dark patches from occuring and worsening, but you'll probably find that you need the help of an inhibitor of melanin production to help fade them. Some over-the-counter options you can try use hydroquinone, an FDA approved skin lightener. One hydroquinone product you may be particularly interested in is Paula's Choice Clearly Remarkable Gel, which contains 2% salicylic acid as well meaning that you wouldn't need to buy a separate exfoliant.

NEVER use hydroquinone products at the same time as products containing benzoyl peroxide, or else you will experience a temporary staining of the skin.

If benzoyl peroxide is a necessary part of your regimen, you may get benefit from using a product containing kojic acid. However, kojic acid is a very unstable ingredient, so it's not unlikely that a kojic acid product you buy will become ineffective. Pevonia Lightening Gel is one hydroquinone-free skin lightener which contains kojic acid, as well as azelaic acid and an alpha hydroxy acid (ingredients which can also fade discolorations), that you may be interested in, though it's expensive.

Some users find that using a combination of over-the-counter retinoids, like Green Cream, in conjunction with alpha hydroxy acids helps fade discolorations.

You can also see your dermatologist for prescription-only skin lighteners, such as Azelex (a 20% azelaic acid cream). In addition, Azelex was approved in 1999 by the FDA for the treatment of acne because its disinfecting properties and ability to help pore function can benefit acne sufferers. Prescription retinoids, which can also help fade discolorations, may also be prescribed to you to use along with other melanin production inhibiting treatments.

You might find this article about skin lighteners useful:

http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/art.asp?ID=157

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Thank you, that's really helpful. :)

I have a question:

Can Differin be used with sulfur? Or salicylic acid?

Thanks in advance.

According to the makers of Differin, salicylic acid and sulfur can be used with the treatment with caution. If you just started using any one of these treatments, you may not want to apply them separately until your skin has gotten used to the treatment(s), which should take a few weeks. Disinfectants like sulfur can be used as often as twice daily but must be used at least once daily. Salicylic acid can be used as often as twice daily and as little as once every other day, though you'll probably find that you get best results using it at least once daily. Differin is most effective when used once daily or once every other day, and the makers say that using it once daily is preferred. You can combine treatment applications, depending on how well your skin reacts, though I would probably not use all three treatments at once.

There are very few well-formulated salicylic acid products on the market. Most either have too high of a pH to act as exfoliants, contain skin irritants like drying alcohols, or both. Medicated cleansers are not effective because the medication gets rinsed away. In addition, these products usually have too high of a pH to allow the salicylic acid to exfoliate anyway. If you let the cleanser sit on your skin a few minutes in hopes of giving the treatment time to working, you are also giving the cleansing agents in the cleanser time to cause problematic irritation for your skin. The reason why many people say salicylic acid cleansers are harsh is because they typically use harsh surfectants like sodium C14-olefin sulfonate; the problem is not the salicylic acid, but rather the cleansing agent used. A great example of one such salicylic acid cleanser is Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. And it is not just salicylic acid cleansers that have a reputation for being harsh, but salicylic acid products in general. Again, this is the fault of "inactive" ingredients like SD alcohol 40 or other common skin irritants. When in well-formulated products, salicylic acid is relatively gentle for most people. As mentioned before, though, there are very few well-formulated salicylic acid products availabe. If you're not using one of the salicylic acid product recommended in the first post to this thread, chances are it's not well-formulated and you shouldn't be using it (and especially not with Differin).

Sulfur itself has an alkaline pH, which may affect the effectiveness of your salicylic acid product and retinoids. When used as the active ingredient in disinfecting products, those products may have been formulated to have a neutral or acidic pH, meaning that they would not negatively impact the effectiveness of salicylic acid and prescription retinoids. Just to be safe, I would recommend waiting between fifteen minutes and a half hour prior to applying sulfur when using a pH-sensitive product, or testing the pH of your sulfur product so you know for sure.

Differin is considered a retinoid because of the way it interacts with retinoid receptors, but is not actually a vitamin A derivative. I think I remember reading online that Differin had a higher pH than other retinoids and is not pH-sensitive in the way that Retin-A is, but could not find the site again. I would still recommend waiting fifteen minutes and a half hour prior to using sulfur treatments as mentioned above, unless you know that your sulfur product does not have an alkaline pH. If nothing else, this will at least help lessen the amount of irritation you will experience from using such treatments.

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Hi Snow Queen. This is the 3rd or 4th time I'm coming to you for advice, haha. Right now my regimen is:

Morning:

-Cleanse with Cetaphil

-Apply 2.5% BP Aqua-Gel

-Moisturize with Dove Deep Moisture Day Lotion

Night:

-Cleanse with Cetaphil

-Apply 2.5% BP Aqua-Gel

-Moisturize with Dove Sensitive Skin Essentials Lotion

The thing with my skin is that its very oily - so oily that my skin at times changes its tone significantly (when I haven't cleansed it in a while). I use the Dove SPF 15 lotion in the morning that you recommended and it moisturizes very well. The problem is that it makes my skin look kind of overly greasy - is the clinique spf 15 lotion you use a better option than dove?

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Hi Snow Queen. This is the 3rd or 4th time I'm coming to you for advice, haha. Right now my regimen is:

Morning:

-Cleanse with Cetaphil

-Apply 2.5% BP Aqua-Gel

-Moisturize with Dove Deep Moisture Day Lotion

Night:

-Cleanse with Cetaphil

-Apply 2.5% BP Aqua-Gel

-Moisturize with Dove Sensitive Skin Essentials Lotion

The thing with my skin is that its very oily - so oily that my skin at times changes its tone significantly (when I haven't cleansed it in a while). I use the Dove SPF 15 lotion in the morning that you recommended and it moisturizes very well. The problem is that it makes my skin look kind of overly greasy - is the clinique spf 15 lotion you use a better option than dove?

The Clinique sunscreen I use is matte and not very hydrating, but that's great for oily skin because oily skin does not need a moisturizer at all. The sunscreen is very slightly tinted; I would recommend testing it out at a Clinique counter prior to purchase. If you order online from Clinique's official web site it is my understanding that you can be refunded for used products that you dislike, though don't quote me on that. If you have both areas of dryness and oiliness, you can spot treat those dry areas with a moisturizer prior to applying sunscreen and at night under no sunscreen.

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hi snow queen..what do you think of this new cleanser? its a new line called NAKED...

ive just got the softening rose face wash and its only £4 from boots, heres the info;

Rose is With No Clothes - this Naked face wash is 96% natural and you'll never find any parabens, petrochemicals or sodium lauryl sulfate in our ingredients list.

Naked Rose Softening Face Wash contains rose that is known to be soothing and can leave your face really soft. Bursting with antioxidants which fight free radicals, rose can help protect your skin from the signs of ageing.

60 kilos of damask roses were cold pressed to get enough rose oil for just one bottle of our Softening Face Wash.

ingredients Aqua, lauryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, capryl/capramidopropyl betaine, sodium PEG-7 olive oil carboxlate, lauryl betaine, PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, rosa damascena, rosa centifolia, bisabolol, EDTA, sodium chloride, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, trideceth-9, parfum, citric acid, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, citronellol, geraniol, linalool.

so any1 who knows about ingredients etc...is this a yay or nay? please let me know b4 i slather it on!

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hi snow queen..what do you think of this new cleanser? its a new line called NAKED...

ive just got the softening rose face wash and its only £4 from boots, heres the info;

Rose is With No Clothes - this Naked face wash is 96% natural and you'll never find any parabens, petrochemicals or sodium lauryl sulfate in our ingredients list.

Naked Rose Softening Face Wash contains rose that is known to be soothing and can leave your face really soft. Bursting with antioxidants which fight free radicals, rose can help protect your skin from the signs of ageing.

60 kilos of damask roses were cold pressed to get enough rose oil for just one bottle of our Softening Face Wash.

ingredients Aqua, lauryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, capryl/capramidopropyl betaine, sodium PEG-7 olive oil carboxlate, lauryl betaine, PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, rosa damascena, rosa centifolia, bisabolol, EDTA, sodium chloride, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, trideceth-9, parfum, citric acid, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, citronellol, geraniol, linalool.

so any1 who knows about ingredients etc...is this a yay or nay? please let me know b4 i slather it on!

The cleanser would be better if it didn't contain the rose extract and other additional fragrances, which are irritating to the skin (as far as I know there is no conclusive research that rose is beneficial to the skin; if it does have antioxidant properties there are less-irritating antioxidants available). Since this is a rinse-off product and the rose extract is not in contact with the skin for very long, it is probably not too much of a problem for the skin unless your skin is very reactive. Subsequently, any beneficial ingredients would also be rinsed off the skin; these are best used in leave-on products. The cleansing agents used appear to be mild.

The best way to protect the skin from aging is to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 15 or higher sunscreen regularly, although antioxidants are beneficial to the skin as well.

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so really do u think its better to stick to a basic cleanser like jnj top to toe wash?

It is always better to use gentle cleansers. You can't scrub away breakouts, and the irritation can aggravate. If you have oily skin and buy a drying cleanser, that won't prevent the oil from coming back and your end result will be both flaky and greasy skin.

I can't comment on specific cleansers without seeing complete ingredients lists.

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Should i not use soap bar face cleanser? (glycerin based)

Bar soap should never be used on the skin. They tend to have alkaline pH levels, which encourages bacterial growth. The ingredients which keep them in bar form can leave a pore-clogging film on the face. Bar soaps inevitably contain harsh cleansing agents; sometimes bar soaps contain emollient ingredients like shea butter to mask the drying effects, but these emollients add to the risk of more clogged pores because they also do not rinse well from the skin. Always use surfectant-based and soap-free liquid cleansers.

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Cetaphil has sodium lauryl sulvate...why is that so bad if its supposed to be a gentle cleanser?

Sodium lauryl sulfate is worst when it's listed as the second ingredient on an ingredients list. In Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser, it is the fourth ingredient.

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I am planning to overhaul my whole skin care system and a friend recommended Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Original Formula SPF 15and Burt's Bees Garden tomato toner, but I'm not sure if it's comedogenic or not.

Are any of these ingredients comedogenic?...

Neutrogena:

Active Ingredients: Enzulizole 1%, Octinoxate 6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Retinol, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Carbomer

Burt's Bees:

Filtered Water, SD Alcohol 40B from Yellow Corn, Vegetable Glycerin, Extracts Of Cucumber, Green Tea, Parsley, Tomato, Bilberry, Sugar Cane (sugar maple, orange and lemon), Above extracts are all natural sources of alpha-hydroxy acids, Fragrance

Please and thank you!

*edit: Also, my friend also recommended Burt's Bees French Clay pore refining maskwhich has;

French Green Clay, Bentonite (Natural Clay), Fragrance, Mentha Piperita Leaf (Peppermint), Shavegrass Herb, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary), Salvia Officinalis Leaf (Sage)

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner;

Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40, Glycolic Acid, Witch Hazel, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Extract, Peppermint Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Lactate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance

and Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balmand Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream, but I can't find the ingredients for it. :think: But I heard that Clinique is non-comedogenic. Is that true? If it's not, then are there any good make-up removers and cleansers like it?

((Sorry to be such a bother))

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hey i was just wondering what anyone thinks about the Cliniderm products, espcially snow queens opinion. lol

i use salicylic acid at night and during the day i cant seen to find a moisturizer that doesnt completely make my face blindingly shiny lol. I don't have dry skin just have unfortunately really oily but real sensitive skin :(. Also I hate finding/trying cleansers b/c when i use a gel (non-foaming) cleanser i have a bunch of dried up oil that i can see right in the pores that all just come out by brushing my face with my nail but it's annoying (dunno if that makes sense), and even gentle foaming ones are usually lil overdrying but i stick with them b/c they get he guck out

Cliniderm Gentle Cleanser - Aqua, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, glyceryl polymethacrylate, glycerin, polysorbate 20, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, citric acid, potassium sorbate

Cliniderm Soothing Lotion - (soothing my ass lol, i still kinda tingle during the day even though i dont put SA on during the day at all)

Aqua, cyclomethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, petrolatum, cyclopentasilozane, PEG/PPG-19/19 dimethicone, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, disodium EDTA, sorbic acid

do these ingredients suck??? ive been using it for a couple months and they arent bad but i wanna try something matting and have tried Complex 15 lotion in the past and it wasn't hydrating/moisturizing enough.

I was thinking of switching to these: maybe these ingredients are better: if anyone could let me know that'd be awesome:

All marcelle products at this link and have all ingredients:

http://www.marcelle.com/English/skinCare/p...;scSubCat_id=71

either or all lol:

1) Moisture Lotion (maybe for night)

2) Aquarelle Aqua-Matte Hydrating Fluid (for day with a sunscreen on top - Neutro Ultra Sheer)

3) Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15 (instead of the added sunscreen or maybe on top of #2 i dunno)

Thanks everyone for any suggestions and oh in Number 1 there is mineral oil, i dunno about it b/c it is an oil and obviously marks fear in ppl with acne lol

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I am planning to overhaul my whole skin care system and a friend recommended Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Original Formula SPF 15and Burt's Bees Garden tomato toner, but I'm not sure if it's comedogenic or not.

Are any of these ingredients comedogenic?...

Neutrogena:

Active Ingredients: Enzulizole 1%, Octinoxate 6%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Retinol, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Carbomer

Burt's Bees:

Filtered Water, SD Alcohol 40B from Yellow Corn, Vegetable Glycerin, Extracts Of Cucumber, Green Tea, Parsley, Tomato, Bilberry, Sugar Cane (sugar maple, orange and lemon), Above extracts are all natural sources of alpha-hydroxy acids, Fragrance

Please and thank you!

*edit: Also, my friend also recommended Burt's Bees French Clay pore refining maskwhich has;

French Green Clay, Bentonite (Natural Clay), Fragrance, Mentha Piperita Leaf (Peppermint), Shavegrass Herb, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary), Salvia Officinalis Leaf (Sage)

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner;

Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40, Glycolic Acid, Witch Hazel, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Extract, Peppermint Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Lactate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance

and Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balmand Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream, but I can't find the ingredients for it. :think: But I heard that Clinique is non-comedogenic. Is that true? If it's not, then are there any good make-up removers and cleansers like it?

((Sorry to be such a bother))

I thought I might help out a bit seeing that she's not here. I'm not doing much, just pointing out the no-nos on SnowQueen's ingredient list. I think the Burt Bee's will be a an absolute no because of the SD alcohol, witch hazel and all the fruit juices are on the top of her NO list.

The Neurtogena toner wil be a no as well because of the SD alcohol again and it renders the AHA useless. Anyway it sucked! I know it because I used it before and it left my skin tight and dry and I have oily skin!

hey i was just wondering what anyone thinks about the Cliniderm products, espcially snow queens opinion. lol

i use salicylic acid at night and during the day i cant seen to find a moisturizer that doesnt completely make my face blindingly shiny lol. I don't have dry skin just have unfortunately really oily but real sensitive skin :(. Also I hate finding/trying cleansers b/c when i use a gel (non-foaming) cleanser i have a bunch of dried up oil that i can see right in the pores that all just come out by brushing my face with my nail but it's annoying (dunno if that makes sense), and even gentle foaming ones are usually lil overdrying but i stick with them b/c they get he guck out

Cliniderm Gentle Cleanser - Aqua, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, glyceryl polymethacrylate, glycerin, polysorbate 20, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, citric acid, potassium sorbate

Cliniderm Soothing Lotion - (soothing my ass lol, i still kinda tingle during the day even though i dont put SA on during the day at all)

Aqua, cyclomethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, petrolatum, cyclopentasilozane, PEG/PPG-19/19 dimethicone, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, disodium EDTA, sorbic acid

do these ingredients suck??? ive been using it for a couple months and they arent bad but i wanna try something matting and have tried Complex 15 lotion in the past and it wasn't hydrating/moisturizing enough.

I was thinking of switching to these: maybe these ingredients are better: if anyone could let me know that'd be awesome:

All marcelle products at this link and have all ingredients:

http://www.marcelle.com/English/skinCare/p...;scSubCat_id=71

either or all lol:

1) Moisture Lotion (maybe for night)

2) Aquarelle Aqua-Matte Hydrating Fluid (for day with a sunscreen on top - Neutro Ultra Sheer)

3) Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15 (instead of the added sunscreen or maybe on top of #2 i dunno)

Thanks everyone for any suggestions and oh in Number 1 there is mineral oil, i dunno about it b/c it is an oil and obviously marks fear in ppl with acne lol

I think Mineral oil is a No for all acne users and the top of SnowQueen's list again. I'm not too sure about the other moisturizers though but it seems that the ingredient list is very long, not too good I guess. Find something that has a shorter list.

I suggest you guys check out her list on the first page, it explains everything

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Need your help once again. This time with toning. I regretted raving about ACV earlier although it did help a bit with blackheads and redmarks it gave me flakey skin although I'm clear now. So now I'm in search of a good toner. I did wanted to go back to my old toner but the thought that it contains alcohol denatured prevented me from using it. I found 2 actually that made pass your irritation ingredient list and was wondering which you think might be better.

http://www.thebodyshop.com/bodyshop/browse...goryId=cat30014

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp16995_332828_s..._free_toner.htm

I personally pefer the body shop one because of its little ingredients.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Hi there snowqueen. I hope you remember me :). I just wanted to thank you for all your help. I am more grateful to you than I can even explain. I ordered all the products you reccommended from Paulas choice and also some from getthatglow. I got them very quickly and started right away.

I figured i would update you. I love the BHA gel, its amazing, goes on great and calms my redness even more than i expected it to. After that i apply the BP solution, its working awesome to. I never expected either of them to work for me but they work great. I use her one step cleanser to which feels good. I dont buy her moisturizers though, Id like to but i get a 12oz one for $12, so i need to save some money, haha.

The first week everything cleared up and stayed that way, now going into the second week looking at my face now i have a few breakouts. Nothing bad and they practically dissapear overnight. My face is all one color finally, the blotchy redness is going away and the few pimples i do get arent very red, they calm down after i apply my stuff.

I feel everything is going the way it should. I keep it up and let you know later on how im doing. I do have one question I thought of. They say the BHA has a drop off point. Will I still see good results or will it be less effective against my acne at that point?

I just wanted to thank you again. I really cant tell you how happy I am. I have NEVER seen my face this clear. Im so happy for once, Im more confident, I dont look at the ground when i talk to people, haha. Thank you for all your help, you are an amazing person.

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I've heard of people using toothpaste on their blackheads... that cannot work, i wish people will start thinking on their own and not do all the stupid things written in idiotic magazines and sites...

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hey Snow Queen, Could you plz check out this. This is the Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser in Australia:

purified water, PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate (and) PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer, glycerol, sodium laureth sulfate, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, masking fragrance, dexpanthenol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA, methyl hydroxybenzoate

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Hmm well since everyone is asking about their products I suppose I should ask about mine..hehe

Well anyways I am using a creamy facial cleanser and the ingredients are:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Methyl Gluceth-20, Steareth-21, Gelatin, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Steareth-2, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, and Fragrance... It claims to be oil free, and I just love it becuz it doesn't dry me out... Is it safe?

And as a Moisturizer I use Ocean Potion 100% Aloe Ver Gel the ingredients are: Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium, Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Acrylates/C10-30, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl (&) Propyl Parabens, Triethenalomine, FD&C Yellow No.5, FD&C Blue No. 1, Fragrance... The extra stuff other then the aloe vera is said to be necessary stabalizers and preservatives.

Please Help and tell me If I should try something new and or better... Thanks! ^_^

Arigatou Gozaimasu yo!

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Snow Queen -- you mention in the first post that Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel is a moisturizer worth considering. What do you think about her other moisturizers (the Hydrating Treatment Cream and the Skin Recovery Moisturizer)? Since my skin tends to be dry, I think the Moisture Gel is probably not the best choice for me.

Thanks!

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