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Hi everyone,

I am thinking of buying my first anti-aging cream and serum but I am immensely confused by the various products out there. I've got fine lines on my forehead (frown lines) which i want to correct if not get rid of!

Can somebody guide me in buying the best product that they think works best for fine lines and wrinkles? Please share your product reviews and thoughts.

Moreover, I have a silly question really.I want to find out whether anti-aging products are used to correct fine lines/ wrinkles or to make your skin less prone to aging and prevent it from aging further with constant use??

can this product erase fine lines??

Thanks for all your help in advance!
 

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I think the sooner you start treating your skin properly the more benefits that it will give you in the future personally! Hope you find what your looking for Pumi!
 

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You're probably right, NY. I just find it so hard to know which anti- aging product to buy. I guess it's a trial and error thing coz everybody's skin seems to be so different! Hmmm...!
 

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Just get samples of products if you can blag some and always check ingredients before buying anything and you wil be fine!! As long as it sinks into your skin and you massage properly its all good!! Speak soon better get better to work too many distractions when working from home!!
 

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Just get samples of products if you can blag some and always check ingredients before buying anything and you wil be fine!! As long as it sinks into your skin and you massage properly its all good!! Speak soon better get better to work too many distractions when working from home!!
I agree -- I went through many jars of creams, ended up throwing a lot out. The fact is, everyone's skin is different so what works for a friend may be a complete disaster for you. Analyze your skin or have a cosmetician do it for you -- you can go on the Olay site and they have questions for you and recommend products from their line. For aging skin I find most of the products are too rich for my still acne prone skin. I also find these creams "sit" on my face and don't absorb properly. Do get samples -- or buy sample or travel sizes -- this way you won't be spending a bundle.

First of all, make or buy yourself a Vit C serum or buy a serum that is a cocktail of vitamins; if you have a particular concern, buy a product that will address it. Don't buy products just because of ad campaigns. Exfoliate and eat healthy.
 

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First of all, make or buy yourself a Vit C serum or buy a serum that is a cocktail of vitamins; if you have a particular concern, buy a product that will address it. Don't buy products just because of ad campaigns. Exfoliate and eat healthy.
I agree with Mari - 100+%.


I always took good care of my skin and used decent creams and such, but if we knew 25 years ago what we know now about Vitamin C, I would have been using it lavishly on my skin. So now I am using it very aggressively to prevent/minimize future damage especially on my face, but also on my hands and neck, because these parts are aging too.

You don't need to buy an expensive product - there are alot of simple ones out there. Or, better yet, make your own - using Fawnies's recipe (or mine) which is somewhere on the SCT site (do a search). It is easy, cheap and fun (especially if you like cooking, baking, etc.).
 

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Mirecka its a good idea to make our own but not sure if we are able to get hold of the igredients here in the Uk! Gonna have good look after work though!

Pumi Dermatological do face mapping for free when you get a facial massage with them and they will remove your black heads for £45 I think!! Personally I love Dermatological products but it may not be so good to your skin so yeah get samples first or try stuff out on you wrist to see how reacts with your skin before buying anything! However If I were you, I dont know how Oily your skin or if your pores are very bad but I would get all of that sorted by as everyone told me using Gylonical acid cleanser etc, Vit C and get your skin soft and then after a couple weeks get started on anti aging products, personally Id start using products slowly on your skin as you dont want to be using too much on your face at one time!!
 

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Mirecka its a good idea to make our own but not sure if we are able to get hold of the igredients here in the Uk! Gonna have good look after work though!
I know, getting the ingredients can be difficult! I am in Toronto and you would think that I could get everything I need here, but no, I have to send to some unknown city in the USA for some of what I need up here.

I did find Vitamin C here, though, in a health food store. It can also be found in some pharmacies and large supermarkets with have an organic/health food focus.

I hope that you can find it. Ordering it from overseas can be more expensive than buying a ready-made serum. Best wishes!
 

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I am a big fan of Vitamin C serums or any serums for that matter! So many out there. Mario Badescu has a new one i read about a few weeks ago. See if you can get a sample. Lancome has one called collaser 48 or somthing like that. I keep seeing it in magazines. Its probably like $100 though. Worth it? who knows.
 

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Thanks for all your replies everyone! I really appreciate. You've all been very helpful and I have certainly learnt a thing or two now.

I agree with you Mirecka. It is fun , cheap and easy to make your own beauty product but like NY said here in the UK, it is so difficult to come across all the ingredients
I was particularly interested in making my DIY vit c serum but unfortunately I haven't been able to get all the ingredients yet except for distilled water!


The L-ascorbic acid crystal/powder is so hard to find in the UK! Mirecka do u think I can use just ascorbic acid to make an effective Vit c serum?

Thanks.
 

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I am a big fan of Vitamin C serums or any serums for that matter! So many out there. Mario Badescu has a new one i read about a few weeks ago. See if you can get a sample. Lancome has one called collaser 48 or somthing like that. I keep seeing it in magazines. Its probably like $100 though. Worth it? who knows.
Oh, I haven't started on using any Vit c product yet but certainly looking forward to it. I have heard so many good reviews on vit c.. can't wait !!
 

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Mirecka its a good idea to make our own but not sure if we are able to get hold of the igredients here in the Uk! Gonna have good look after work though!

Pumi Dermatological do face mapping for free when you get a facial massage with them and they will remove your black heads for £45 I think!! Personally I love Dermatological products but it may not be so good to your skin so yeah get samples first or try stuff out on you wrist to see how reacts with your skin before buying anything! However If I were you, I dont know how Oily your skin or if your pores are very bad but I would get all of that sorted by as everyone told me using Gylonical acid cleanser etc, Vit C and get your skin soft and then after a couple weeks get started on anti aging products, personally Id start using products slowly on your skin as you dont want to be using too much on your face at one time!!
I've never tried dermatological products , NY but I will have a look now and see if I can get some free samples first
What does glyconical acid cleanser serve for? Is it an anti-aging product? I've never used any anti-aging treatment before so I am thinking of trying some mild product and see if there is any improvement before switching to a stronger one later. I am very interested in using a vit c serum for now. I'm thinking of buying one. Haven't been successful in finding any ingredients for my DIY serum. I have seen skin doctor c+ night cream in Boots today. I am thinking of giving it a go but haven't bought it yet. I am quite unsure though if i can use vit c serum together with a vit c cream?? pls any thoughts?
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Oh, I haven't started on using any Vit c product yet but certainly looking forward to it. I have heard so many good reviews on vit c.. can't wait !!
HaHa! Pumi! I am still laughing so hard at your smilie!!!!!! Are you going to put some weed in that C serum?????? Who knows if it would make us look better but we'd sure feel good anyway!!!!!


OMG girl I am still laughing!!!!



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HaHa! Pumi! I am still laughing so hard at your smilie!!!!!! Are you going to put some weed in that C serum?????? Who knows if it would make us look better but we'd sure feel good anyway!!!!!


OMG girl I am still laughing!!!!
Lol, Fawnie!! I love that smilie! Don't u think it's cute!~LOL
Yeah, maybe I should give it a try and see if it makes my serum any better!!
 

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You're probably right, NY. I just find it so hard to know which anti- aging product to buy. I guess it's a trial and error thing coz everybody's skin seems to be so different! Hmmm...!
I have been using Time Zone from Estee Lauder. I know for a fact that it is working or at least it is for me. I have had ppl to already make comments about my skin and I have been using it for right at a month. HTH
 

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Pumi though just check the ingredients and reviews on products before you buy anything, dont buy on a wim, but however if i were you Id get good cleanser, exfoliante and toner and vit c sorted out and then look into anti aging stuff, I must say though my fav stuff at mo is No 7, simple, clinique, dermatological and prescriptives are all good for for basic cleaning products but hey you just need to look around see whats best for you and yeah depending on your skin type dont anything too heavy if skin cant take it. Everyone recommeded me the gylonical acid etc for blocked pores so if you have the same or using anti aging stuff this might be good to use occasionally to help unblock the pores but hey fawnie and that lot will know more than me it comes to what will best to buy!
 

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Pumi though just check the ingredients and reviews on products before you buy anything, dont buy on a wim, but however if i were you Id get good cleanser, exfoliante and toner and vit c sorted out and then look into anti aging stuff, I must say though my fav stuff at mo is No 7, simple, clinique, dermatological and prescriptives are all good for for basic cleaning products but hey you just need to look around see whats best for you and yeah depending on your skin type dont anything too heavy if skin cant take it. Everyone recommeded me the gylonical acid etc for blocked pores so if you have the same or using anti aging stuff this might be good to use occasionally to help unblock the pores but hey fawnie and that lot will know more than me it comes to what will best to buy!
Thanks, NY. Speaking of no7, have u tried their beautyserum? I read some good reviews on this product. Actually, I am using Simple and clean & clear cleansing products for my oily skin. But I will add a vit serum soon hopefully and c how my skin responds. Then I will work from that. Thanks for your advice again
 

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I have been using Time Zone from Estee Lauder. I know for a fact that it is working or at least it is for me. I have had ppl to already make comments about my skin and I have been using it for right at a month. HTH
Hey, thanks skippy! I am glad this product is working for u

Owing to the fact my skin is quite sensitive and oily, I will be starting with a mild anti- aging prodcut at first then gradually move to a stronger one depending how my skin react to them. But I will certainly try Time Zone and see if I have any luck 2!!

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There exfoliante is nice and gentle but howevever if you want simple ones is also nice and cheap too but no serum did nothing for me, but they will always give you samples at NO7 however Olay put a lot of research into there products and I think they are a better make personally but not tried there anti anging creams yet! However anything with retinol in it hydrochloric acid and vitamins seem to be good for anti aging! I know in one of the other blogs on this website there is a link about to what look for in anti aging products etc or fawnie and marie and that lot seem to be about there product knowledge too!
 

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If it helps at all Id start off as I said getting your skin moistured and hydrated and getting cleanser, exfolinate and toner and then get anti anging stuff! Some of the Roc stuff seems to be good too
 
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