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I checked my USPS tracking and noticed that my package is in US Custom. I'm worried about this. Have any of you guys been through that?
 

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I checked my USPS tracking and noticed that my package is in US Custom. I'm worried about this. Have any of you guys been through that?
Yes. Anything (parcel) coming in must go through customs. It usually clears in a day. The product is usually delivered in the next 2-3 days, once in the States.
 

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Okay, thanks. I was worried that they might confiscate the items or something. This is the information that I got from USPS tracking:

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Inbound Into Customs
Inbound International Arrival, November 03, 2009, 8:04 pm, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)


I'm not sure which one is current? It's either the top or bottom first not sure until it gets updated again. If the bottom is most current then it might have past customs already.
 

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Okay, thanks. I was worried that they might confiscate the items or something. This is the information that I got from USPS tracking:

Detailed Results:

Inbound Into Customs
Inbound International Arrival, November 03, 2009, 8:04 pm, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)


I'm not sure which one is current? It's either the top or bottom first not sure until it gets updated again. If the bottom is most current then it might have past customs already.
Yes, the next update will show the shipment out of customs, into your central post office and then out for delivery. From my experience usually 2-3 days.
 

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I think I might have mistaken NEW YORK (USPS) as being out of customs but that's probably customs location. Gracias!
 

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It can be in customs for up to a week. After customs it's delivered pretty quickly, so don't worry, it will get to you shortly..
 

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us customs has been known to occassionally open the package and realizes it is prescription drug/medical device (which are illegal) and so confiscate it or send it back... but they rarely do this for small packages so there is hope as long as ur patient regardless of the order or whatever of that tracking info
 

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I just tracked my package from ADC through USPS and it passed through customs on Nov. 2 and I got it today! I can't wait to use the Retina A. I got 0.025% gel, anyone seen results from this?
 

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yes, I used the 0.025% gel when I first started out with Retin-A, I saw results, exfoliation and brighter skin, I had no irritation, redness, flaking from that strength and it worked well for me but I moved upto 0.1% gel since I am a man who has thick skin and needs extra exfoliation.



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LNL, do you think I should mix the Neostrata brightening gel with the Retina A to optimize results, or do you think I should just alternate days?
 

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sure! thats a great idea
, just use a PEA sized of the neostrata brightening gel ONE hour after you apply the Pea sized Retin-A 0.025% and you'll be good and during the day use the neostrata with sunblock. NOTE: if you get irritation from the neostrata/RA combo then leave it for the day or alternate days, if you can tolerate it then more power to you because thats an effective combo for evening out your skin.



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Thanks! Your so informative. Your the most informative man on skin care
. lol. I heard you said something about European sunblocks being superior, do they sell them in drugstores?
 

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unfortunately they dont, this thread lists ALL the effective, proven European Sunblock you can get from the internet: http://www.skincaretalk.com/skin-lig...-sunblock.html There is ONE US sunblock that is superior to all others in the US and can be used without a worry, that is Neutrogena SPF 55 with HELIOPLEX (make sure it has helioplex), helioplex is the US version (or Neutrogena) to stabilize and keep your sunblock from degrading and helps keep it fresh on your skin for longer periods of time. The European ones on that thread is superior too, so your pick
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Thanks people! I just checked and it's now out of customs, it took about two days, so I should be getting it soon!
 

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unfortunately they dont, this thread lists ALL the effective, proven European Sunblock you can get from the internet: http://www.skincaretalk.com/skin-lig...-sunblock.html There is ONE US sunblock that is superior to all others in the US and can be used without a worry, that is Neutrogena SPF 55 with HELIOPLEX (make sure it has helioplex), helioplex is the US version (or Neutrogena) to stabilize and keep your sunblock from degrading and helps keep it fresh on your skin for longer periods of time. The European ones on that thread is superior too, so your pick
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I'm using Neutrogena SPF 85 with Helioplex. I like it a lot and it's not bothersome like some Titanium Dioxide SPF that leaves a noticeable white film. The smell is pleasant (citric smell).
 

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I'm using Neutrogena SPF 85 with Helioplex. I like it a lot and it's not bothersome like some Titanium Dioxide SPF that leaves a noticeable white film. The smell is pleasant (citric smell).
Lansing I use Neutrogena as well, and also Solbar I learned about Solbar through my Derm.
 

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Lansing I use Neutrogena as well, and also Solbar I learned about Solbar through my Derm.
Which one of the Solbars are you using? I checked/compared one with Neutrogena. Neutrogena having 5 active ingredients while Solbars only has 3 active ingredients. Both contains same 2 active ingredients; Solbars has a higher percentage in one ingredient but strangely a SPF that's lower. How is it on the skin; ghostly, easy to apply, oily, etc.?
 
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