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    Went to the Korres Store today. They are also at Sephora.

    I really like the idea of using products that have good stuff in them. These are all fruit and plant products and the prices were really much better than the main dept. store lines.

    She looked closely and said that I had good hydration under my eyes, cheeks and forehead were good, but I needed hydration around my nose and the spots right at the top of my cheeks. I got the Wild Rose Foundation and Concealer Pen and some guava lip gloss.

    No eye wrinkles- but I don't love the new lines on my forehead. Last year was three, now four. I guess it doesn't get reverse itself huh! I can see why women over 45 get chemicals shot into their faces, but I'm chicken anyway. I can't get crazy.

    Then I went to Sephora to see if I could find a product that would get rid of hyperpigmentation right at the top of my cheeks, and got this from Murad. If it doesn't do anything, I can return it. It's got 2% Hydroquinone and Vitamin C which is a lightener. She said the Hydro is very efficient. Concealers cover it up, but why not try to fix it.

    I wonder if Effie's friend is Korres? Rings a bell.

    I figure if I stay away from glittery stuff, no matte finishes, and god forbid, bronzer, I should last a few more years.

    I still want to know what those makeup artists use on the actresses on the red carpet. The one's that look so dewy it's like they have vaseline smeared on their cheeks.

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    I tried one of the Korres moisturizers, but it was too harsh and gave me scaly red patches. I have super-sensitive skin, though.

    Are you using a good, very high SPF sunscreen under your eyes? It would probably prevent the hyperpigmentation. I know it worked for me.

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    Hey Chalet -I got some moisturiser with that synthetic snake venom in it & it really makes a difference! I scowl when I'm concentrating (apparently) and it's really helped!
    The best thing? I got it from aldi where it was 7 a pen!!!! If you can get it I highly recomend it -if you can't get it let me know & I'm gonna start sellng in on eBay to the US Market or something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoAmI View Post
    I tried one of the Korres moisturizers, but it was too harsh and gave me scaly red patches. I have super-sensitive skin, though.

    Are you using a good, very high SPF sunscreen under your eyes? It would probably prevent the hyperpigmentation. I know it worked for me.
    Are you talking about an eye cream with sunscreen or just a regular moisturizer? My daily moisturizer has SPF 15. I think the pigmentation might be heriditary. My Dad has it in the same places.
    My face hasn't seen the sun in 20 years and I always wear dark sunglasses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Hey Chalet -I got some moisturiser with that synthetic snake venom in it & it really makes a difference! I scowl when I'm concentrating (apparently) and it's really helped!
    The best thing? I got it from aldi where it was 7 a pen!!!! If you can get it I highly recomend it -if you can't get it let me know & I'm gonna start sellng in on eBay to the US Market or something!
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    I use an SPF 58 mineral sunscreen under my eyes, about 15 minutes after the eye cream has set. It's this:


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    That's very interesting to me. Was this your own invention or was it recommended to you?

    Are you trying to prevent something or correct something?

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    I started to get melasma under my eyes (very tops of my cheeks), on my forehead, and above my lip. I was using a SPF 15 before, which apparently wasn't doing anything. The dermatologist recommended Fallene Total Block (SPF 65). After about three to six months, the discoloration pretty much disappeared (I think that's how long it took for the skin to turn around). My skin became hypersensitive after a couple of years, though, so I started using the Fallene 58 this summer. It makes your skin shiny because of the mineral block, but it really prevents sun damage. The one I use is packaged under my dermatologist's name (so they can charge more), but I think it's the same as the one above.

    I highly suggest you use a stronger sunblock than 15 if you're getting discoloration. I never put my face in the sun (yes, I'm one of those freaky wide-brimmed hat people) and always wear sunglasses myself, but the sun is sneaky!

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    No, I don't work for the company that manufacturers this product.

    I am 55 and I used to really like Olay's products, but I found something much better.

    Cetaphil

    Cetphil makes excellent products, very effective, and there's no cloying, heavy perfumed scent to the lotions and potions.

    I especially like Cetaphil's cleanser (to remove stale makeup) and their moisturizers.

    Hey, if it's good enough for Stacy London, it's good enough for me!

    Give it a try for two or three weeks. You might be surprised at the results.

    It doesn't clog up the pores.

    Another thing I do once a week is put on a peel-off mask, avoiding the eye area, of course.

    I like St. Ives peel-off mask a lot.


    I don't mean to be gross, but when you peel the mask off, along with the papery mask comes blackheads and other nastiness, and your skin feels as smooth as a baby's butt!

    I also like St. Ives' apricot scrub:


    This is an excellent, non-drying exfoliant.

    Cetaphil and St. Ives' products aren't expensive, either. They are reasonably priced and work wonders.

    I also have pumice stones near my bath, so I can smooth away rough skin.

    You can use Vaseline petroleum jelly around your eyes; give your lashes a good coating of it, too. Don't use it on other areas of your schmuss, though. It's too rich and greasy. I tried it and broke out in whiteheads.

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    Chalet-just saw this. Stop referring to yourself as "this old face". When you are 80 you will think you were crazy for not realizing how beautiful you were! Make sure you get some oil in your diet daily-think tiny caps by MegaRed. Eat more fish & never go to bed without a clean,morsturized face. Put Vicks Salve on your lips before bed. Much better than anything else. Oh-do not try to stay in the lip lines,either.
    Next,much as I loathe Sarah Palin,her skin looks great. Here is a thingy by her make-up artist. Pay attention to where money is important & where drug store is best. Best thing: look at the foundation the make up artists likes!! She names names.
    Sarah Palin's Makeup Artist Spills Her Secrets - make up ...
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    One of the best moisturizers I've found to get the dewy look is plain old glycerin mixed with rosewater. I use a ratio of 1 part glycerin to 4-5 parts rosewater, mix well and rub into my face after washing. Glycerin is a humectant, so it draws and holds moisture into the skin. Best of all it's super cheap (as is the rosewater), so worth giving a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Hey Chalet -I got some moisturiser with that synthetic snake venom in it & it really makes a difference! I scowl when I'm concentrating (apparently) and it's really helped!
    The best thing? I got it from aldi where it was 7 a pen!!!! If you can get it I highly recomend it -if you can't get it let me know & I'm gonna start sellng in on eBay to the US Market or something!
    I received my samples of the synthetic snake venom moisturizer and serum - the size of the samples is very generous and I like the results so far. I don't have terrible wrinkles or anything, but my face appears smoother especially around the forehead and around the lips. It doesn't paralyze anything and I doubt it mimics Botox.

    I do have this irresistible urge to slither everywhere though....
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    LOL! I was very pleased with the results of my Aldi product too.

    I saw this today...
    Cosmetic surgery on a budget


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    Sometimes frugality takes a backseat to vanity. Despite unemployment hovering close to 10%, people are still willing to open their wallets for cosmetic surgery. .
    "Especially during troubled economic times, patients become even more concerned about their physical appearance, as a way to remain marketable and viable in a tough job market," says Dr. Andrew Jacono, a dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Great Neck, N.Y.
    According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures increased by 3% in 2008 compared to 2007. Still, people are more selective about what they're having done, opting more for minimally invasive procedures (up 5%) over surgical ones (down 9%).

    In fact, $10.3 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in 2008, down 9% from 2007. People are clamoring for fillers like Botox and Restylane, laser skin resurfacing and laser treatment for leg veins and forgoing liposuction, tummy tucks and face-lifts. Here are six procedures you may actually want and can actually afford:
    1. Spider vein laser treatment
    Blast these unsightly problems away with the Cynosure Synergy Multiplex, which combines two proven laser treatments into one laser to shrink them. Dr. Anthony Youn, a board certified plastic surgeon based in Michigan, likes this technique because it doesn't require needles, so there's little pain. Another plus: the quick recovery time.
    But one visit won't be enough. "Even though it's double the power because it's two lasers in one, it still takes several treatments to eradicate spider veins," he cautions. It could take two to four 20-minute treatments to get the desired results, at $250 per visit. The other alternative, sclerotherapy, in which a solution is injected into the veins, can run $400 to $600 per session. Patients on average will require four visits.
    2. Micro-hair grafting
    When topical treatments like Rogaine and Propecia aren't enough, it's time to turn to micro-hair grafting, says Dr. Luis Zapiach, a board certified plastic surgeon at Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus, N.J. Originating from Brazil, the technique allows surgeons to plant units as small as one hair follicle to the desired site. The five-hour in-office procedure produces a natural-looking hairline. Just don't panic if the hair falls out. "All the hair shafts will fall out, then, in the next few months as hair goes through its natural growth cycle, it grows back," he says.
    The price tag has come down to $5 a shaft, but some patients may need to return up to two more times.
    3. Facial spot removal
    If your aim is to get rid of red or brown spots on your face, Jacono recommends the LimeLight Facial, which uses a light laser to target problem areas. "It's a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime," he explains. The laser delivers a pulse of light and, within one to three weeks, the treated spot will flake off or fade.
    One drawback is that you may need up to three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. Each visit will take a $500 bite out of your wallet. More invasive laser treatments, he says, can cost up to $4,000.
    4. Earlobe lift
    Expressing yourself through large piercings in your ears may be cool when you're out with your friends, but it may not be so cool with prospective employers, as one of Youn's patient discovered. "He had these huge earrings that stretched his earlobes, and he couldn't get a job," explains Youn.
    As a result, the patient came in for the 45-minute Pac-Man earlobe lift, a minor in-office procedure that corrected his lobes. The lift can also correct skin split by heavy, dangling earrings. While it leaves a noticeable scar -- "like a closed Pac-Man mouth," describes Youn -- there is little downtime, and patients can re-pierce their ears within six months. Cost: $700 for both ears.
    5. Fat removal
    Nothing beats liposuction when you want to get rid of fat fast, but if you're afraid of surgery, Zerona could be the answer for you. Youn likes this new technique, because it "is the only minimally invasive laser that has proven inch loss with no pain, no needles and no downtime."
    The laser helps the fat cells release their contents, and, by spacing the treatments every other day, the fat is removed naturally by the body instead of being taken back up by the cells. Results may vary, with patients on average losing three to four inches, a modest loss compared to lipo, which can translate into a six- to seven-inch loss. The price: $1,800 to $2,000 for six treatments. However, if you don't lose three inches, Youn says he will credit you $1,000 for the procedure of your choice.
    6. Eyelash thickener
    Ready to toss that tube of mascara? All thumbs when it comes to gluing on fake lashes? Then cast your peepers on Latisse, approved by the Federal Drug Administration to thicken upper eyelashes and brows.
    Brush the bimatoprost ophthalmic solution on once a day and watch those hairs grow longer and thicker after eight to 12 weeks. But the result is not permanent, so keep your plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ophthalmologist on speed dial to renew that prescription. In rare cases, Latisse can permanently change the skin color around your eye, cause unwanted hair growth if used on the lower lids, and forever darken the irises of light-colored orbs.
    If $120 per month seems a bit hefty, Zapiach says a less expensive alternative could be MD Lash Factor. "I am excited about this one," he says. "It's not a prostaglandin, so it doesn't have the same side effects. You can use it on the upper and lower lashes. And it's about the same price, but lasts four to six months." .article .articleCpRght {display:none;}

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    hehehehe i use this.. i exfoliate the face, scrub it good, then slap on one of these real thick. Sizzles the top layer of skin off. Sometimes i'll do 2 of them back to back if i'm feeling particularly rough.

    Then i wash with cool water, let it rest for a bit, then do a clay mask.. THEN i soak with more cool water, wait a bit, put on some moisturizer and voila.

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    ^^ How did you get on with the face cream stuff that I sent you the link for (I can't remember the name of the cream right now!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Chalet-just saw this. Stop referring to yourself as "this old face". When you are 80 you will think you were crazy for not realizing how beautiful you were! Make sure you get some oil in your diet daily-think tiny caps by MegaRed. Eat more fish & never go to bed without a clean,morsturized face. Put Vicks Salve on your lips before bed. Much better than anything else. Oh-do not try to stay in the lip lines,either.
    Next,much as I loathe Sarah Palin,her skin looks great. Here is a thingy by her make-up artist. Pay attention to where money is important & where drug store is best. Best thing: look at the foundation the make up artists likes!! She names names.
    Sarah Palin's Makeup Artist Spills Her Secrets - make up ...
    K. Thanks Ma. But does it have to be Vicks? I do like Aquaphor on my lips when feeling especially dry at night.

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