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  1. I don't really want to add to all this, but I was going to try and leave my opinion except i didn't know how to say it. Lionqueen recently had a dispute with another poster over green cream and some of the ingredients being toxic, I read her post on the green cream boards and Kevin, the moderator there, pretty much said perfectly what I was thinking on this issue, so I quote him..

    "...Every ingredient works synergistically to create a beneficial out come, if you change just one component of a formulation you can radically change the outcome."

    Mainly the bolded part is what I feel may apply here. When I first read this, I knew that the formula hadn't changed with the exception of the propylene glycol to butylene glycol, but that small change no matter how small it truly may be could effect people in a negative way. I know those two are very closely related, but for some people it could still turn out to be bad. I know with me personally and some of the products I used to use, they changed the ingredients slightly and I could no longer use the product.

    Just my input, hopefully I don't upset anyone.

  2. Yea I heard that also. It was my first choice but the more reading I do on it, it says long term use isnt the best. Apparently your body can start to become immune to it, so your supposed to use it no longer then a couple weeks and then take a couple off. So I guess i'll throw that one out, haha.

    Thanks for your input though, if I ever get sick, or feel it coming on, i'll definitely try it for that. :)

  3. Right now Im more interested in fighting my acne internally. Im at the point where topicals bother my face, my skin has become that sensitive and irritation prone.

    Ive been looking into herb supplements. My local natural health food store was recommending me some and I would go to a homeopath to ask whats good, bad, safe, etc. but I dont have one in my area.

    So far this is what ive gathered. Echinacea is supposed to be very good. It raises the immune system, also stimulates the body to produce more white blood cells which in turn fight of bacterial infections. The lady at the store said that Echinacea had been used for some time to treat acne, normally you start topically and then go internally. Anyone know more about this?

    A second one is Goldenseal, Ive heard this is very good at fighting off bacterial infections also.

    Neem oil is a third. Apparently Neem oil has plenty of medical and scientific backing behind the claims that are made about it. It is supposed to be one of the most potent anti bacterial, biotic, and microbial of natural herbs. This is sold at my local store, but its sold in the oil form, which I thought about trying topically. Its also said to help with dry skin.

    I dont really know of any others. If you do, please lets discuss them. Other supplements are lovely, but I want herbal supplements. So lets chat :)

  4. Im getting all my supplements in line. I got my fish oil ones thanks to some help from people on here. I also want to take Zinc just because I think it will help. What happens if I get the recommended amount of zinc on a daily basis already and then I turn around and take a Zinc supplement? Is it possible to overdose? I was just going to do a small mg, like 10 or 15.

    Also, do I need to take anything with the zinc?

  5. I want to start taking fish oil capsules. Right now Rite Aid in my area has natures bounty on sale, buy one get one free. They look good to me because they have a high amount of fish oil omega 3 and also the EPA and DHA, comparable to more expensive name brands like Nordic Naturals, IMO.

    I was going to get the ones that are odorless. Apparently they have an Enteric coating that allows the pill to bypass the stomach and be digested in the small intestine instead.

    Is this really safe? It worries me, I always thought he stomach was for digesting not the SI, I dont want pills to be sitting down there not going anywhere.

    "This unique supplement is odorless, which means the active ingredients bypass the stomach and are digested in the small intestine, which can minimize annoying fish burps and aftertaste."

    ^^^Thats the exact wording they use, any help would be appreciated, I was going to buy them today,or get a rain check actually because they sold out the first hour they were on sale. Thanks:)

  6. I found this supplement by a company named "Viridian", it comes in liquid form and contains the following

    48% organics golden flaxseed oil

    36% organic hemp seed oil

    6% organics avocado oil

    5% organics evening primrose oil

    5% organics pumpkin seed oil

    Its supposed to be for dry skin and skin prone to problems, such as acne and eczema. I was wondering if anyone thinks it would be worth my time?

  7. Hmm no I never thought of this, but maybe i'll try that this week, I'll pick up something new.

    I do get eczema on the back of my legs and once before I had it on my eyelids, which was horrible, but that could be a possibility also, maybe thats why my face is always so dry.

    I agree about rather having oily skin, at least when my skin was oily I could laugh or smile and stretch my face without any pain or flakiness. Everyone always complains about oily skin, I used to also, but now it seems like oily skin is easier to deal with than dry skin.

  8. Maybe someone can help me understand this. I DONT want an argument going on here either. I have a serious question and I dont need people yelling at each other.

    I used to have very oily skin, USED TO. I would wash my face apply my medications, go about my day and normally blot all day long to. It was always very shiny and greasy looking.

    Now my skin is dry and is staying that way. I used a lot of products, BP, SA, MA, GA, prescriptions, etc. They normally always irritated my skin or dried it out, same with cleansers, I have not used a cleanser in the past year that hasnt irritated my face or left it feeling very taught and dry. So normally I would stop using whatever it was at that time and my face would be relieved.

    Now for the past 6 months all I have been doing is splashing my face with water and using a heavy moisturizer, despite my acne breakouts....and yet my face is still dry. If I just splash it with water and then dont moisturize it will be very tight, flaky, irritated, etc.

    I was hoping someone could help explain this? Is my skin permanently dry now? When people ask me what type of skin I have...do I say dry? Even though not too long ago it was more oily then I could handle?

  9. Thank you, I actually have re-read it, and I do believe it shows a picture and states 2 fingers full. Im using the nuetrogena so thats why I would be using 2 fingers full.

    Thanks kim for actually answering my question. I didnt understand that either. They told me that with any medication, SA, BP, GA you only need a thin layer nothing more, that a thin layer will work just as well as a thick layer. Thats what I didnt understand because a lot of people dont see results until they up the dosage.

    Thanks for the answer :)

  10. Ive been wondering this for awhile now....

    I'm on the regimen, started about 2 months ago and I'm seeing great results. I'm very happy I did it. I'm upping the dosage slowly like Dan recommends until I get to the point where I'm using 2 finger fulls.

    Ive been to quite a few derms, when I say quite a few, I mean I've racked up a nice bill from all of them. I always mentioned this regimen to see what they thought, but was always afraid to try it.

    Now to my point, all of the derms I mentioned it to gasped when I said about the 2 fingers full. They said there is absolutely no reason for using that amount of any product on your face. I got the same response every time, A small amount covering the area is more than plenty, no need to overdo it.

    I dont understand this?? Dan says that the reason BP doesnt work for many is that they dont use enough and yet all these professionals are telling me theres no reason to? Why is it that you need more for it to work?

  11. I hope this topic didnt die. I want to use this nucelle. I have 90% inflammatory lesions. Pustules mostly and some papules. I then have 10% blackheads around my nose. Do you think this stuff would work well for me? I assumed since its anti-bacterial that it would help wih my inflammed spots?? thanks and your face looks great, I hope i can see those results

  12. My derm told me to apply the moisturizer first. He said that when you do that it helps lessen the negative effects of the BP. But I guess it could also lessen the positive effects, im not sure. Ive been doing it for awhile like that now and I love it. Sometimes when you put BP on your face it like hardens so to say, I know dans doesnt do that as much, but Nuetrogena does a lot, and then it gets white and flaky. Well if you put moisturizer on first this doesnt happen. My skin feels so much more comfortable that way and my acne is clearing up just the same. You could try that if you wanted.

  13. I have a question. I have mild acne. Ive been on Dans regimen for awhile now. It works well. Everyone keeps telling me maybe you'll grow out of it. I know a lot of people do grow out if it, and some dont. Its all in how the cards fall. But if i keep worrying about now, doing different treatments and all that, will that lessen my chances of growing out of it? Hopefully this is making sense. Say at age 25 I am meant to grow out of, if i keep trying to treat it now, using different topicals and so forth, when 25 rolls around, will my acne be more stubborn since ive been bothering it and trying to get rid of it? Im wondering if i should just stop everything and let it run its course?

    I dont want to have to do this regimen or any for the rest of my life. I envy guys who can get up shower and go, instead i have to take more time in the bathroom than my girlfriend trying to apply all these different topicals. Im worried that my skin is going to become dependant on all these drugs, and then in the long run i AM going to have to keep using them. your thoughts would be great. thanks

    Esthetician's reply to your questions

    As long as you have acne you will have to use products to keep it under control. At some point you will grow out of it, but nobody knows when that is. I had acne until my forties! And, I have a client who still breaks out at 72 if she doesn't use her products religiously. You are not altering the course of your acne by using or not using products. You will just be breaking out without using the right products. The only thing that I know that will delay the onset of acne is when women take birth control pills. After they are off the pills they will get the acne they would've had while they were on them.

    So, I know that acne is frustrating and it's not fair that some of us get it and others don't - it's just the luck of the gene pool my friend. It is an inherited skin disorder (unless drug or chemical induced). Just be glad that there are products that can control it for the time that you have it.

  14. Haha yea i def. did overlook that. Im glad you said something though, now i dont feel as bad about using it. Although my face is a little more dryer and doesnt seem to be stopping, so i may have to eliminate the cleanser. But i was wondering why when i went to the website i buy it off of, the ingredients were in a different order, now i understand. thanks for making me aware of that.

  15. haha i dont know if it matters, All i drink is water, fruit juices and teas. Any type of orange juice, apple juice, grapefruit juice etc. Mostly because they all have different vitamins in them, ornage juice has vitamin c which is good for facial redness. so i would say yea thats cool.

  16. Hey there snowqueen. I was reading thorugh the posts about a week ago and i noticed the one post about the cleanser with Triclosan in it. I know there are no conclusive studies, but i personally think it helps. I switched to a cleanser with that in awhile back and saw great results with it. Anywho, after seeing that post i ordered that cleanser, for the fact that its only $12 compared to my last one at $25. You said to her that it looks fine to use. I like it so far, ive seen some more dryness and irritation lately, but i think that might be from the green cream plus the madelic acid regimen i just started. well i just started the green cream on top. The first ingredient in that cleanser is Ammonium Chloride, is this safe to use with that so high on the list? Isnt that table salt, and dont they normally use that as an abrasive in scrubs? I could be wrong but i wanted to double check that its an alright cleanser before i continue to use it. thanks for your help.

    Active Ingredient: Triclosan 0.3%.

    Other Ingredients: Ammonium Chloride, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Gluconolactone, Glycine, Lauryl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Panthenol, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-10, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Triethanolamine.

  17. Hey lionqueen, how are you doing? I was wondering if i could pick your brain for some information. I use 2 products for my acne that work pretty well. A cleanser and retinol. I saw someone elses post where you told them to try paulas choice BHAs and i was looking into that. But, I am also looking into getting a Glycolic Acid Peel. Do you know anything about them? Are they safe and good for the skin, or bad for the skin? The aesthetic centre I go to offers them and the guy who works there said that mild redness or irritation are the only likely aftereffect. As i said the 2 products i use work good, i really dont want to have to add a whole line of more. I still get a few breakouts here and there, So i thought maybe i could try this peel every month, he said it should rid me of the extra acne i have. Could you tell me anything about them? thanks for your help, your great at this.