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I have lost some weights and the wrinkles below my eyes are more obvious. Has anyone been successful with anti-wrinkle cream? Would love to hear from you.

Tue. Apr 11, 10:11am

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I like Olay Regenerist products.They contain "pentatpeptides" and I only use it at night before bed. I'm no a fan of putting lots of stuff on my face, but that whole like is pretty good--I use the Daily serum as a moisturizer and the eye and night cream in the winter...

Beware though--it's not suited for everyone. Some people find some of their line to be too rich for their skin (Perfecting cream, night cream). But that's up to you to figure out. My skin is naturally oily, but i had read in an article that over-drying it can cause even more oil to be produced, so I started moisturizing-- and heard about the "pentapeptides" ingredien on our local TV news. I guess there are lots of "designer"products out there, but these are the most reasonable.

I keep my eye on sales,because I hate paying full price for anything! :-) Target, K-Mart and Meijer's tend to have decent sales, where I can get the products for about $15 each...

Also, Sam's Club (not sure about costco) carries the Enhancing lotion with UV protection (Depending on how dry my face is, I will use this on top of the Serum)--they also carry the eye cream, and I think the price is just a tad better than the regular stores, plus you get a gigantic bottle.

Note: for years, I've had adult acne, and hated the blemishes I was getting! After finally learning to stop over-stripping my skin, I found this particular line to be really helpfu! They also have facial cleansers to go along with it, but I alternate between Olay and the Clean & Clear Cream cleansers. (depending on what I have at home and whether it was on sale--their self-heating cleanser (I think it's like a mini peel cleanser or something like that) feels great, but is REALLY expensive...)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 12:04 PM

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Just one thing, be SUPER careful about putting eye cream on and then going to sleep. My mother did this when I was younger and it got in her eyes and damaged them. It caused burns to her eyes which have never fully healed. Be careful, its not worth your sight.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 1:50 PM

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I use AVEENO prodcuts and LOVE them. They aren't too expensive either. Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 2:24 PM

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Thats products, not prodcuts...sorry :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 2:25 PM

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To the poster at 1:50 p.m.
That's a great point. I never thought about that. I don't do eye cream every night, just maybe once or twice a week (more in winter than summer, when the air inside the house is dry). I don't "cake it on", but just put a tiny dab on the eyes and massage it in. If it's too thick, I generally dab it with some tissue to absorb the excess... :-)

Of course, drinking water is another help for wrinkles and dry skin, as it helps to "plump" up the cells. :-)

Actually, anything around your eyes should be of concern-- I had a runner tell us about making sure that sweat does not get into the eyes-- he told me that the dirt from running (or whatever you're doing) can abrade the cornea if it's in the sweat that gets into your eyes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 3:54 PM

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I work in the beauty industry (behind the scenes creating new products) and I can honestly tell you that there is NO such thing as an anti-wrinkle cream. If there were, nobody would have wrinkles. It’s all a marketing gimmick! The best thing you can do is wear sunscreen EVERY single day; just because the sun isn’t out doest mean you’re not getting UV damage. Make sure your sunscreen contains one of the following actives: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, or Avobenzone. You can also use AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) products; they will exfoliate the surface layers of skin and make your wrinkles appear less viable. Alpha Hydrox has some good ones. I’d also recommend using products with antioxidants and cell communication ingredients; some good ones to look for are: Niacinamide (vitamin B3/cell-communcating ingredient), Adenosine Triphosphate (cell-communicating ingredient, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidants/anti-irritants), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Retinol (antioxidant/cell-communicating ingredient), Astaxanthin Extract.

Olay Regenerist has some good formulations.

Here are two books that I’d recommend that take a non-bias approach on beauty.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 8:33 PM

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Agree with you

I agree that sunscreen, antioxidants, and cell communicating ingredients are three of the most important skin care ingredients you should be using. Prodonia's Antioxidant contains many of the ingredients you listed above such as niacinamide, vitamin C, and much more.


Monday, June 09, 2008, 10:53 PM

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I like aloette eye gel. I don't have significant wrinkles, as I'm only 29, but the little ones I did have have all but disappeared while using it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 3:19 PM

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My son's girlfriend gave me samples of the Erno Laszlo products that they sell at the high end makeup counters . (I get my products from Walgreens). It was amazing! I had so many compliments on my skin after a couple of weeks.
No longer using it, out of samples, not a gazillionaire. If money was not object...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 7:09 PM

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Hi Everyone,
For inexpensive AHA and BHA (Chemical exfoliants) try Paula's Choice on the web. They are very reasonable and effective.
As for designer products, I like DDF 10% glycolic acid toner, Skinceuticals Vitamin C and Retinol. The only cell communicant product I know of is N.V. Perricone, I like Face Finishing Moisturizer. For a beautiful glow and grape seed antioxidants, try Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.

I'd like to hear more from the beauty expert about cell communicants.
Thanks and Good Luck!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 10:21 PM

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