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About Luminareo

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  1. I've been on the regimen for 17 months. It keeps me clear enough to keep my insecurities in check, but comes with some other minor problems. One of these is the large amount of products I go through, and consequently the large amount of bottles I go through. I use the Acne.org bottles. The pump is unable to draw up the last tenth of the product at the bottom of the bottle. Getting that last little bit out of the bottle is such a pain, so I often just put the almost-empty bottle aside and
  2. In my experimentation I found that one pump twice a day worked better than two pumps once a day. However, two pumps once a day is obviously easier, and I fall back on that during busy times (ie camping, moving, etc.). Two pumps once a day keeps me relatively clear, it's definitely worth a try.
  3. Depending on price, I am excited. SPF 16 is enough for me. I assume Zinc Oxide is the "active ingredient"?
  4. I understand your frustration with shaving and acne. I feel like I have a very similar problem. Sometimes I feel like avoiding irritation is impossible if I want to get an acceptable shave. I also feel that shaving is an extremely subjective topic. The things that help me with this problem may or may not help you. If shaving straight down doesn't do the job as well as you'd like, try multiple passes across the grain in different directions. Do your first pass with the grain, as always
  5. When I first started the Regimen, I remember the feeling you are describing. My eyes were extremely irritated, and would sting and water at very inconvenient times. I started telling people I had allergies. It would last most of the day. For me, it was a much bigger problem than skin dryness or redness. It continues to be bothersome. I still blink a lot, and my eyes are easily irritated now due to the BP. I think this issue needs to be addressed much better on the main Regimen instru
  6. Really interesting idea. It seems with acne that for every reason why you should adopt a habit or use a product, there are equally justifiable reasons to avoid such. "Exercise regularly for clear skin!" "No, don't exercise too much or you could irritate your skin and sweat off your products!" "Use sunscreen to prevent sun damage!" "No, sunshine gives you vitamin D and is good for your skin!" "Grandma says wash your face in the morning for good skin!" "No, only wash at night!" So many con
  7. So, it seems like the only thing you are doing is using the cetaphil soap, correct? If the soap is working for you, great! But soaps and cleansers tend to dry the face out, which can result in more acne later on. If that is the case, I suggest you use the money you have budgeted to buy something to moisturize your face. Jojoba oil does moisturize, but not as conveniently as actual formulated moisturizers. It's too greasy, and putting straight jojoba oil all over your face would make it noti
  8. Maybe by the time I place my next order, I'll get some bottles with these schnazzy new digs. I assume the bottles themselves are staying the same. It's only the labels that are being changed, correct?
  9. Don't worry overly much about the SPF. Higher than that and you run into significant problems with diminishing returns, as Kyle mentioned. So concentrate on the other factors first, don't worry yourself over an intense SPF. At least, that's what I would say. I don't have my degree just quite yet. It's true that the regimen makes a person more susceptible to sun damage. But there are people that have found that sufficient levels of vitamin D (which your skin makes when exposed to the s
  10. @smurf: Erm, I was implying that I am receiving something I desperately desire in exchange for severe consequences later on. Maybe I have been reading too many old novels... Sorry about that.
  11. I have a hard time getting past the part where it sounds like, "when I stopped using my acne topical my acne came back! Zomg!" I know that's a bit unfair. But I've heard it before. Believe me, I have my own issues with the regimen and its side-effects. The attention required is nauseating and unbearable, not to mention the cost. It requires me to plan my life around twice-daily chemical applications and sucks the "easy" out of life. My hair is bleached, my clothes are bleached. But
  12. Apparently one of the side-effects of "alkaline-forming" diets is extreme sarcasm. ............ My knee-jerk reaction here is "please don't turn us into Yahoo Answers." I'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to forums. But I suppose that is unfair. Sometimes older threads with lots of responses can be difficult to wade through. While I still prefer to read the whole thread and take in all opinions, having an at-a-glance feature could be helpful. I definitely like the fact that the OP
  13. I sweat quite a bit; too much for the "just wipe off" method, I have found. I have to plan one of my Regimen applications coincide with my post-workout shower. I will exercise in the morning right after I wake up, then shower, then do the Regimen. If I play sports, it is usually in the evening, and I am able to do my regimen afterwards. Because I exercise either late night or early morning, it isn't a problem for me to just do my regimen after I shower. I know, however, that lots of peo
  14. Proponents of vitamins can sometimes be a little overzealous with their claims. At my old job, I used to hear things like, "this will prevent male baldness," or "this will increase fat burn," or even "this will cure your acne!" If I were to believe every anecdote concerning vitamin successes, I would be popping a pill from every bottle in the vitamin aisle. So I'm trying to identify the vitamins and supplements that have been documented for their effect on acne. I am hoping some of you may a
  15. I'm a bit of a downer on the whole "think happy thoughts to cure yourself" technique, so I'll return to the OP's question. Which types of flour have you tried? Just wheat and coconut? There are plenty, plenty more types of flour, so give one of those a shot. This obviously won't help you if you believe that it's grains themselves that bother you, and not just one or two specific types of flour. Given that dairy, grains, nuts, seeds, and fruit are off the table, that really doesn't leave