General Discussion: Skincare (no-homo)


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generic_guy
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10218 posts since 16/9/02

24 Dec 2021 11:33
Sholto wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Would love more Baxter’s scrubs on the cheap. Please post if the deal returns at any point
So glad I bought 4 bottles of the stuff when the link was shared, I don't usually buy that sorta thing but that was a grail-tier bargain

I'm down to my last 2 scrubs but still have 8 aftershave balms Laughing out loud
Originally saw this on HotUKDeals and you can set an alert on there for future deals, although I did randomly notice it cheap again after the initial deal.

You'd think with all this cheap skincare I'd have skin like a baby's bottom rather than looking like an old shoe Sad
Sholto
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820 posts since 25/12/12

24 Dec 2021 11:44
Doogan wrote: The aged defender Kiehls stuff has made the skin on my face sting. Feels like I've been out in the sun. Laughing out loud Maybe one for the nan thread.
Pretty sure the nan advice is to always test this against a tiny bit of skin first, no?? Laughing out loud
Doogan
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1232 posts since 13/4/14

24 Dec 2021 12:01
Never had this problem with the shite stuff that costs £5. My face still has that sunburnt feeling and I put it on last night.
pentonville
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1056 posts since 12/3/12

24 Dec 2021 12:30
Just get some e45.
Sholto
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820 posts since 25/12/12

24 Dec 2021 13:04
generic_guy wrote:
Sholto wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: Would love more Baxter’s scrubs on the cheap. Please post if the deal returns at any point
So glad I bought 4 bottles of the stuff when the link was shared, I don't usually buy that sorta thing but that was a grail-tier bargain

I'm down to my last 2 scrubs but still have 8 aftershave balms Laughing out loud
Originally saw this on HotUKDeals and you can set an alert on there for future deals, although I did randomly notice it cheap again after the initial deal.

You'd think with all this cheap skincare I'd have skin like a baby's bottom rather than looking like an old shoe Sad
I think that goes to show a lot of it is probably snake oil. Only worth trying it when it's ridiculously cheap.

Doogan wrote: Never had this problem with the shite stuff that costs £5. My face still has that sunburnt feeling and I put it on last night.
I think you need to apply more
Seventyfour
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9492 posts since 6/10/05

25 Dec 2021 15:33
Doogan wrote: Never had this problem with the shite stuff that costs £5. My face still has that sunburnt feeling and I put it on last night.

Some of these age defenders have a kind of acid in which helps get rid of old/dead skin, if you have sensitive skin I would imagine it would irritate you.
deuce
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14149 posts since 21/1/08

16 May 2022 19:40
My khiels age defender moisturiser is almost up, I’m overall happy with it, but I’m looking for a new moisturiser with sun protection, any recommendations?
Really don’t want to end up looking like I’m in my late fifties like Essexboy or swede
Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

16 May 2022 19:50
I'd recommend a more specific moisturiser to your skin and getting some decent sunscreen to go on top instead - can recommend unseen sunscreen, great stuff.
toin
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2134 posts since 1/4/13

posted 16 May 2022 20:16, edited 16 May 2022 20:16
Cerave with spf
https://www.cerave.com/skincare/moisturizers/ultra-light-moisturizing-lotion-spf-30
padawan
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4532 posts since 27/6/03

17 May 2022 08:45
LUMIN stuff is worth a look - The Daily moisurizing balm is excellent.
Redsuperted1
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69 posts since 14/1/14

18 May 2022 13:57
I use a Malin and Goetz moisturiser that has a light SPF https://www.malinandgoetz.com/spf-30-mineral-sunscreen but I'd agree with @Rez that it's probably better to use a moisturiser and then wait a few minutes and use a Sun Block after that.

For the age rejuvenation stuff you need a moisturiser with Retinol but you have to be careful not to use that in the day, especially if you have sensitive skin, as sunlight + retinol can damage your face (you might get a rash too).

If you want to be a pro you need a bunch of different moisturisers, one for the day (with SPF for sun protection) and then an evening or late night one (with the retinol).

I know this because one day I realised I'd never washed or moisturised my face in my entire life and had a conversation with a girl who used about 7 different things on her face everyday. It was eye opening.
nothingelseworked
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3593 posts since 21/2/10

18 May 2022 21:42
Anyone using retinol or vitamin c and think it's worth it? Any in particular worth looking at?
sydneyking
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5201 posts since 26/9/09

19 May 2022 09:39
Redsuperted1 wrote: I know this because one day I realised I'd never washed or moisturised my face in my entire life and had a conversation with a girl who used about 7 different things on her face everyday. It was eye opening.

You’d never washed your face? Puzzled
andymakesglasses
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20708 posts since 26/1/06

19 May 2022 10:57
sydneyking wrote: You’d never washed your face? Puzzled

He had a conversation with a girl? Puzzled
joeyjojo
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4715 posts since 24/8/06

19 May 2022 11:51
Laughing out loud
Razorlight123
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5110 posts since 13/1/10

19 May 2022 16:06
nothingelseworked wrote: Anyone using retinol or vitamin c and think it's worth it? Any in particular worth looking at?

I use vitmin C Serum as part of my daily - I think it's worth it.
toin
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2134 posts since 1/4/13

19 May 2022 16:12
Use the ordinary retinoid emulsion at night, cheap as chips and I do see some improvements.