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Hi everyone,

I have heard a lot of talk about retin-A and vitamin c serums. What do they do exactly? Are vitamin c serums meant to be used to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles only?
Why should these be used? Apart from my moisturiser, I don't use anything else on my face. Am I lacking some steps in my skincare regime? By the way, I am 28.
Pls I would appreciate your feedback.

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I was prescribed Retin-A for my acne. My dermatologist did say it was good for wrinkles also. I'm not sure exactly what it does for acne but, I have seen great improvement in my face.

As for the vitamin C serum/retin-a here is a post by Fawnie that got a lot of feed back

http://www.skincaretalk.com/anti-agi...oned-skin.html

Hope this helps
 

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I was prescribed Retin-A for my acne. My dermatologist did say it was good for wrinkles also. I'm not sure exactly what it does for acne but, I have seen great improvement in my face.

As for the vitamin C serum/retin-a here is a post by Fawnie that got a lot of feed back

http://www.skincaretalk.com/anti-agi...oned-skin.html

Hope this helps
As far as I know Retin-A is prescribed by a doctor. Go into the Search link on this site to read the posts on Retinol and Retin A.

Retin A is quite strong and can leave you with flaky itchy skin -- as it is an effective effoliating treatment which is excellent for acne. Down side is that you must wear a sunblock when using this treatment -- you should use one all the time.

Vit. C serums can even out your skin tone, stimulate collagen growth and reduce fine lines. While you can make your own serum, the patented serums are quite expensive.

Blog both Retin A and Cellex C or Vit.C serums that will explain their function better than I can.

 

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As far as I know Retin-A is prescribed by a doctor. Go into the Search link on this site to read the posts on Retinol and Retin A.

Retin A is quite strong and can leave you with flaky itchy skin -- as it is an effective effoliating treatment which is excellent for acne. Down side is that you must wear a sunblock when using this treatment -- you should use one all the time.

Vit. C serums can even out your skin tone, stimulate collagen growth and reduce fine lines. While you can make your own serum, the patented serums are quite expensive.

Blog both Retin A and Cellex C or Vit.C serums that will explain their function better than I can.

Thanks for this useful information, Mari. Do you know how to make your own vit c serum?
 

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Thank u all for enlightening me. All the information you provided was very helpful indeed. I really appreciate. I have yet another question. Sorry! Is Vit C for daily usage? Also, which one would u recommend me to use as I find Vitamin C serum to be a very interesting product as it seems to have a lot of functions.
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Thanks for this useful information, Mari. Do you know how to make your own vit c serum?
I've mentioned this before somewhere, but I have all these containers of Aloette cosmetics Vit C crystals that are supposed to be mixed with any of your creams. I also like fawnie's home recipes -- and have read some other home made recipes on the net. But I continue to buy Cellex C because I know the formulation and it has worked for me. Mind you I have been using it for 3+ years, but I have no crow's feet or lines around my eyes. It hasn't worked on my face for hyperpigmentation, yet I rub the excess into my arm and where I have been doing that -- my freckles have disappeared.

I buy Cellex C through the shopping channel -- that way I can afford it -- and they always throw in samples of their other products. Have just placed an order can't wait to get it as their new face peel was included.

 

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As far as I know Retin-A is prescribed by a doctor. Go into the Search link on this site to read the posts on Retinol and Retin A.

Retin A is quite strong and can leave you with flaky itchy skin -- as it is an effective effoliating treatment which is excellent for acne. Down side is that you must wear a sunblock when using this treatment -- you should use one all the time.

Vit. C serums can even out your skin tone, stimulate collagen growth and reduce fine lines. While you can make your own serum, the patented serums are quite expensive.

Blog both Retin A and Cellex C or Vit.C serums that will explain their function better than I can.

Retin-a can be bought online overseas. No prescription needed. Two of the best places to buy from are www.alldaychemist and www.medsmex.com
I've had excellent service and product quality from both. When I say it's cheap, I aint lying.
Try less than $3.00 a tube for .05% strength at alldaychemist. Shipping is high but if you buy a fair amount, it will still be cheaper than other places.
Start out slow with this powerful product. Redness and peeling are to be expected.
It will be worth the new glow you will have.
 

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Retin-a can be bought online overseas. No prescription needed. Two of the best places to buy from are www.alldaychemist and www.medsmex.com
I've had excellent service and product quality from both. When I say it's cheap, I aint lying.
Try less than $3.00 a tube for .05% strength at alldaychemist. Shipping is high but if you buy a fair amount, it will still be cheaper than other places.
Start out slow with this powerful product. Redness and peeling are to be expected.
It will be worth the new glow you will have.
Wow, you can't beat the price. Sometimes Canada Customs opens the package and if the product is on their "list" you won't get it only a call from Customs saying that you can't import the product.

I've been thinking about going to a skin care clinic located in a nearby city -- but I don't know what to look for in assessing their competence.
 

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Sometimes Canada Customs opens the package and if the product is on their "list" you won't get it only a call from Customs saying that you can't import the product.
Mari - so what happens if they do open the package? Do you know if Retin-A is on that list?
 

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Mari - so what happens if they do open the package? Do you know if Retin-A is on that list?
They will confiscate the item. They open packages at random (I was told). Sometimes the packages don't even get to customs. I don't know if Retin A is on the list but I had some artist paints confiscated a couple of year's ago because the product is off the market here being considered toxic. Yet I've had art supplies come through -- I'm talking about $200+ that I didn't have to pay customs on.????

I would think if the supplier may think the product is not to be sold in Canada they put "gift" or something else on the declaration form.
 

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Mari - so what happens if they do open the package? Do you know if Retin-A is on that list?
mireckca -- you can phone Canada Customs and ask if it on their list- I've done that -- they'll probably ask how much you're importing. If you are buying only one or two -- I'd say they won't do anything.
 

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Hmmm/I ordered Retin-A from CanadaDrugSuperStore.com and it arrived oK. But the bubblewrap package had been opened and resealed. They prob just checked to make sure it had a prescription to go with it, because the prescription was prominently displayed for customs to see.

I ordered from that site because AllDayChemist doesn't carry Retin-A Micro.



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Hmmm/I ordered Retin-A from CanadaDrugSuperStore.com and it arrived oK.
Two things -

1. When I checked that website they say that they do not carry drugs needing a prescription at this time. Too bad!

2. Up here the package would be checked by Canada Customs agents - a different tribe from those checking packages entering the U.S. I don't know whether their list or requirements are different or not, but from what I've seen some of these folks carry a real grudge against folks who are ordering things from the U.S that could be purchased in Canada. That is just my experience so far.

I'll probably give it a try at some point anyway. Periwinkle mentioned some good sites in an earlier post. Thanks everyone for the leads.
 

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Yes - the website is up, but did you actually find the drug listed for sale now? When I look at their directory of products, there is a link for "drugs we do not sell" - and it takes to you this explanation -

Not all drugs are available at CanadaDrugSuperstore.com.

Reasons vary:

We do not carry any narcotics or controlled substances.
At this time we do not carry any products that require a Prescription.


Sorry, but I do not know how to do the linkage to this page on their site.
 

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Just finished reading that web-sit....it was excellent! Its great to read nonbiased ,scientific info.Thanks
 

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I've mentioned this before somewhere, but I have all these containers of Aloette cosmetics Vit C crystals that are supposed to be mixed with any of your creams. I also like fawnie's home recipes -- and have read some other home made recipes on the net. But I continue to buy Cellex C because I know the formulation and it has worked for me. Mind you I have been using it for 3+ years, but I have no crow's feet or lines around my eyes. It hasn't worked on my face for hyperpigmentation, yet I rub the excess into my arm and where I have been doing that -- my freckles have disappeared.

I buy Cellex C through the shopping channel -- that way I can afford it -- and they always throw in samples of their other products. Have just placed an order can't wait to get it as their new face peel was included.

Thanks for sharing this useful information, Mari. When did you start using vitamin c serum? If you don't mind , can I ask how old r u?Is there a specific age, when u start using this serum? I have looked into cellex c and read some really good reviews on this product. The only drawback is that it is too expensive for me


Where can i buy these aloette crystals? Sorry for asking so many questions!!

Thanks in advance
 
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