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Hi All,

I stumbled accross this forum in my quest to find the perfect moisturiser.... or at least, find one that might suit my profile; Im 33 years old and have developed lines and wrinkles around my eyes, forehead and a little around my mouth. In a bid to save my skin, Ive recently quit smoking (difficult but certainly for the best) and have been diligent in cleaning and moisturising.

I would like to know if anyone could suggest quality skin care products that reduce/ stop lines and contain amino-peptides (cute word hey!) green tea, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C and vitamin E - all of which are apparantly rich in antioxidants and recommended for prevention of lines.

Ive been looking and looking and am getting quite flustered. I would love some feedback before going out and spending a lot of $ on products that dont work!

Thank you for your time in reading this
 

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I have been looking to buy a similar product myself. I ran across an anti aging cream called Caracol Cream. It appears to be rich in anti oxidants and have allantoin and collagen in it but I have not ordered it yet. Might be worth a try I am thinking of ordering it myself.
 

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As far as a product is concerned find one containing Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3. It is powerful and effective. I have heard of minor irritation, but mostly the reviews are very strong.
 

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Hey..

No need to worry. 33 is a time when the skin begins show signs of aging. Its but necessary that you keep your skin well moisturized and also take precautions against visible signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

What you need is Neocutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream. It is the first anti-aging moisturizer that contains PSP that reduces the signs of aging and also heals damaged skin. Use it to try it. It's definitely worth the effort.

Marilynn
 

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Yeah! Wouldnt it be great if there were some photos on this site with Before/ After photos!.... Hmm, I might pioneer the way.

Thank you all for your feedback. I'll let you know if I find anything also

[watch this space]

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You can try skin doctors' eye products or skinCeuticals' eye products, they're really good.

i'm a smoker as well and i did tried both product and really work!
 

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I would suggest you use a glycolic acid face wash and toner on a daily basis. This takes care of proper exfoliation. Then use a good day cream-moisturizer, like Max All Day Moisture Defense SPF30, with Unwrinkle Eye and at night the Ultra Light Anti-Aging Cellular Repair. All these are from Peter Thomas Roth.
 

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Hi peptide, you have done the best thing you can for your face by quitting smoking. In addition, you need a good sunblock.

Have you tried using any Vitamin C based serum that works really well?

Hi All,

I stumbled accross this forum in my quest to find the perfect moisturiser.... or at least, find one that might suit my profile; Im 33 years old and have developed lines and wrinkles around my eyes, forehead and a little around my mouth. In a bid to save my skin, Ive recently quit smoking (difficult but certainly for the best) and have been diligent in cleaning and moisturising.

I would like to know if anyone could suggest quality skin care products that reduce/ stop lines and contain amino-peptides (cute word hey!) green tea, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C and vitamin E - all of which are apparantly rich in antioxidants and recommended for prevention of lines.

Ive been looking and looking and am getting quite flustered. I would love some feedback before going out and spending a lot of $ on products that dont work!

Thank you for your time in reading this
 

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I got some samples of AdorageMD's Gel C Serum, seems to work out fine for now.

I used kiehls vitamin C for a long time, and it works decently well., but i think my skin needs a boost!
will let you guys know if its good!
 

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I have been using a product called "intensive super serum" from a clinic in Victoria BC
called "Glow Rescue". It has 7 or 8 different peptides including palmitoyl pentapeptide-3.
The great thing about this product is it does not contain any "filler" or extra chemical additives, just active ingredients. I tend to have problems with many of the department store products due to fragrance or chemical additives, so I was very pleased to find this product.
 

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Hi,

I've been doing research and there're lots of talk of Matrixyl 3000Âae,ArgirelineÂae and Hyaluronic Acid can effectively reduce and prevent wrinkles by promoting collagen production.

has anyone try any face cream including this ingredients??
 

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I agree that peptides, especially matrixyl, work well for your type of skin situation (similar to mine). I have used several peptide products over the last few years with the following results:

Derma-E Peptides Plus Serum: kinda like a lotion, rather than a serum. A little too oily for me plus they do not reveal their active ingredients concentration % so I have to assume it is not very high. Their packaging was a little cheesy also (but I know I should not care about that
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DDF C3 Plus Serum: I like this brand in general, but this product mixed Vitamin C with peptides, which I didn't like. I prefer to keep these "different goal" products separate. They also did not reveal % concentration.

Physicians Complex Peptide Serum: Not bad overall. They did not list % concentration, but it seemed high according to the order it is listed in the ingredients list. One thing I did not like is that they use Matrixyl 3000 which I have read is not as good as regular Matrixyl. This product also seems to have a flowery fragrance, which I did not like. Their ingredient list did not ever mention "fragrance" but they had lots of "flower essence" and other stuff that probably resulted in the strong fragrance.

Isomers Matrixyl Wrinkle Defense Serum: This was my favorite for a long time. They nicely list the active concentration (8%) on the ingredients, which I appreciate. Also nice that they have not added fragrance at all. The only thing that bugged me for a while was the oily feeling of the serum. The number one ingredient is some sort of linseed oil, so I guess that was the culprit.

Serum Logic Prevene Concentrated Early Signs Serum: I am trying this one now as an alternative to Isomers. It has 10% concentration, so that's good. It also has a very simple ingredient list with no fragrance or alcohol. So far, I like the feeling of this serum a lot. It is totally non-oily. Will have to wait and see if this is the right one for me. Further study is required!
 

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I think (considering you just stopped smoking) taking antioxidants internally is just as or MORE important than applying them topically to your skin - BTW I am thoroughly enjoying the results from PCA A&C serum.

Having a diet rich in anti-oxidants will help to slow damage from years of smoking. Eating servings of leafy greens, broccoli, beats, wheat grass, blueberries, red grapes, cherries, pomegranates (all -but broccoli-of which can be juiced) daily will help slow the signs of aging. They say shots of wheat grass will suppress cravings including the craving to smoke.
Congratulations on your HUGE lifestyle change! I know it must be challenging but keep up the great work!
 

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"SOD (superoxide dismutase): An enzyme produced in the body that provides antioxidant defense against superoxide. Superoxide is a natural byproduct of toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS). SOD protects the cells from superoxide toxicity through antioxidant activity."
-Source: Japan Food Research Laboratories, 2008

So basically, the antioxidants listed on the graph cause the body to produce SOD....the more SOD produced, the better the the antioxidant works.

 

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I use Zelens, both day & night creams. Yes, they're expensive, but they contain 14 powerful antioxidants and I'm really happy with results. BTW, they're paraben free.
 

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I came across a product line called "Eminence Organic Skin Care" -- (they have a web site). They have varied product lines designed for different skin/age groups. Also you don't have to spend a lot as they have a kit containing all products for the line you choose for under $60 (Includes serum, face cleanser, maske & two types of moisturizers). I particularly like the Wild Plum Eye Cream which also contains vitamin K. With cosmetics, unfortunately I've found it's trial and error. No matter how great the ingredients you may have a sensitivity to one. A good diet helps immensely.
dragonlilly -- I haven't heard of wheat grass.
 

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Mari, you know eminence was fabulous about three or so years when it was truly cold compressed fruits and veggies, but they have since become rather tacky in texture with many addded in ingredients just check the label. The brand ilike has since bought the hungarian formula from eminence and now is the same product. At first I thought my aesthetician was full of dog doo and I continued to use eminece regardless of her information, but I have since changed to ilike and for the most part I am very happy with the products other than the fact that I must find an oil free moisturizer and unfortunately there is just no way around it.
 
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