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    Quote Originally Posted by MillionDollarBaby View Post
    la mer didn't do anything for me for the longest time, I actually gave my jar away to my sis.
    but for some reason I bought it again recently and now i do see a diffrence. I only use it on my eyes and forehead. maybe you guys don't really need it yet...I also only noticed a diffrence after about 2 weeks of every nite putting it on
    I gave my jar to my mom along with the La Mer BROTH extract they had a few years ago for 270.00.

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    La Mer did nothing for me. I love La Prairie eye cream, though.

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    I want to try la Praire..thanks for the tip

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    ProActive did nothing for me - and even though Jessica Simpson now says otherwise (now that she's done her adverts for money on their infomercials), she used to tell interviewers that the only thing that really helped her acne was Accutane (which can be dangerous and is a last resort for people with acne).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoAmI
    La Mer did nothing for me. I love La Prairie eye cream, though.
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    with few exceptions, most expensive beauty creams are a rip-off. la prairie has some great creams, and sisley's the only brand that makes great eye cream for younger people, as most of it is geared toward older clients and is way too strong.
    i really, really like l'eau thermale avène and la roche posay. they are sold in pharmacies over here and that's what most dermatologists have recommended to me. no perfumes or harsh ingredients, and the price is decent, not as expensive as estée lauder and co., pricier than l'oréal or garnier.

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    Benefit. Cute, but doesn't do what it says it does.

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    I use Biotherm Homme facial moisturizing lotion, and holy fuck is it good. It's evened out my skin tone, made me look healthy and reduced a lot of the wrinkles on my manly face.

    People have been noticing all over, they say i look 5 years younger. It's non greasy, which is a fuckin shock.

    Crap, this was sposed to be about stuff that doesn't work. Oh well.
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    Oh I'm gonna get some Biotherm Homme for my hubby then. It's expensive though?
    I've been making him use my Oil of Olay Regenerist moisturizer...

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    Yeah, it's a little pricey but not over the top. Plus you don't need a lot of it, you need about half the squirt it'll give you with one squeeze. If he uses it after he gets out of the shower every day you should see a diff in a week or 2
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    woohoo. that sounds awesome. i'll go shopping for it tmr.

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    The biggest things I've learned about skin care in the last few years are to use the same brand. They are designed to work with each other and that's when you'll get the best results. The second thing I've learned is to wash your face twice a day using a soft cloth and follow with a moisturizer for your skin tone because that is what will keep you "in balance", not to oily and not to dry. I use Mary Kay's Miracle Set and I love the results. I used to Avon's Anew and I think it was too harsh. My face always felt irritated so I tried one of their other product lines and it burned. I've used Noxzema, Estee Lauder and some other brands and they never worked. I've had the best luck with Mary Kay products and oddly enough, my mom has the best luck with the Avon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer
    Obviously, this is just my opinion based on my own experience, but these super-expensive skincare lotions are really all hype and aren't worth the money. Both are like $135 for a bottle and claim they get rid of wrinkles, even out skintone, etc.

    I saw no difference in my skin. Granted, I'm not exactly old, wrinkled or baggy, but still. More expensive doesn't mean better. Just my humble opinion.

    - La Mer (very greasy)

    - Strivectin (smells funny)

    - Most of Estee Lauder's lotions and creams (most of $ spent on pretty
    packaging. Their alpha-hydroxy concentrations are among the lowest
    that you'll find in any OTC wrinkle creams).
    My skin is pretty sensitive, and not only that it's very oily so I can't use a lot of over the counter skin care products. I tried various pricey cleansers, including Estee Lauder's,and they made my skin break out.

    I use Oil of Olay cleansing face wash for combination skin and rarely moistuiize because I've got more moisture than I know what to do with already. For my rosacea I use products prescribed my dermatologist.

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    As mentioned I use Thalgo which is a bit pricey but definately works for me. If I could find a cheaper substitute though, I would definately go for it.

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    never heard of thalgo

    oh wait, is that the one by vichy?

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