Stopping aging in its tracks! Wrinkle/Blemish cream

MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
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I'm doing research on Retinol. I need it but would a glycolic acid/Retinol mix be better? If so, what products have this in it?

I'm trying to do research. If anyone uses a product that is working for both wrinkles and blemishes, please let me know.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Over-the-Counter retinols don't do a thing for anti-aging...nothing.
  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    Over-the-Counter retinols don't do a thing for anti-aging...nothing.

    That's what I keep reading. :?

    So, what would you suggest? Other than using good sun protection when out, etc. Any other products?
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Meghuney wrote:
    Over-the-Counter retinols don't do a thing for anti-aging...nothing.

    That's what I keep reading. :?

    So, what would you suggest? Other than using good sun protection when out, etc. Any other products?


    The very best thing for anti-aging is to use Retin-A...start it young and keep using it. And stay out of the sun, of course.
  • firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
    RCW- I think you've mentioned getting your Retin-A from Mexico? How does that work?
    Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
    DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
    Love the hair!
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    RCW- I think you've mentioned getting your Retin-A from Mexico? How does that work?

    I just order it from Medsmex.com
  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    Thanks RCW! I am going to check out that site shortly.
  • firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
    RCW- I think you've mentioned getting your Retin-A from Mexico? How does that work?

    I just order it from Medsmex.com

    The Renova cream? How would one determine whether they need .025%, .05% or .1%?

    Also, what is the advantage of starting young? At 30, other than the discoloration problems I'm having, my skin is pretty youthful (only 1 real wrinkle, and still have good texture) - and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible!
    Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
    DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
    Love the hair!
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The Renova cream? How would one determine whether they need .025%, .05% or .1%?

    Also, what is the advantage of starting young? At 30, other than the discoloration problems I'm having, my skin is pretty youthful (only 1 real wrinkle, and still have good texture) - and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible!


    Renova is for those with dry skin who aren't acne prone, so I don't use Renova. I'm oily and acne-prone, so I use regular Retin-A. One should start with the lowest dosage and work up. Start S-L-O-W, with once a week, working up to every other day, then every day, then twice a day if you want, then up to the next level. If irritation or peeling becomes a problem, back off and allow skin to heal before resuming. Not everyone can use Retin-A. Some people just become too irritated. I found that before I stopped using detergent cleansers on my face, I had a lot of irritation. Since I only use a non-detergent PH-balanced cleanser now, my skin can take a lot more anti-aging active products without irritation.

    Retin-A does many things for the skin. It stimulates collegen, smooths skin, reduces (or prevents) fine wrinkles, and it's also anti-acne. All these things are proven effects of Retin-A, not just cosmetic industry blow-words.
  • firelilyfirelily Posts: 1,298Registered Users
    Nice! I rarely ever get acne and I tend towards being dry, so I think Renova would be right for me.

    Thanks for all the info. I think I'll start using it soon!

    (Turning 30 AND having my wedding in a year have made me rather conscious of the state of my skin.)

    (see? still liking the parentheses.) :lol:
    Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
    DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
    Love the hair!
  • MeghuneyMeghuney Posts: 4,263Registered Users
    The Renova cream? How would one determine whether they need .025%, .05% or .1%?

    Also, what is the advantage of starting young? At 30, other than the discoloration problems I'm having, my skin is pretty youthful (only 1 real wrinkle, and still have good texture) - and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible!


    Renova is for those with dry skin who aren't acne prone, so I don't use Renova. I'm oily and acne-prone, so I use regular Retin-A. One should start with the lowest dosage and work up. Start S-L-O-W, with once a week, working up to every other day, then every day, then twice a day if you want, then up to the next level. If irritation or peeling becomes a problem, back off and allow skin to heal before resuming. Not everyone can use Retin-A. Some people just become too irritated. I found that before I stopped using detergent cleansers on my face, I had a lot of irritation. Since I only use a non-detergent PH-balanced cleanser now, my skin can take a lot more anti-aging active products without irritation.

    Retin-A does many things for the skin. It stimulates collegen, smooths skin, reduces (or prevents) fine wrinkles, and it's also anti-acne. All these things are proven effects of Retin-A, not just cosmetic industry blow-words.

    Out of curiousity, RCW, what cleanser do you use?
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Out of curiousity, RCW, what cleanser do you use?


    Up til now, there has only been one cleanser that I was aware of that was both non-detergent and PH balanced. This one:

    http://dianayvonne.com/product/CSC23_4

    But there is another one that just came out, by one of my favorite cosmetic companies (PSF Skincare), and it's also detergent-free and PH balanced. I'll be trying it as soon as my stock of the other one is used up (you may have to set up a login to view this site):

    https://www.psfskincare.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GCC-8&reference=/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi%3Fsearch%3Daction%26keywords%3Dall%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DPDGCommTemplates/FullNav/SearchResult.html%26category%3DAAAA

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