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So I am still looking for the magic ingredient that will turn back the clock for my 50 something sundamaged skin. After lots of resarch I have come up with Hyaluronic acid ,Matrixyl 3000, msm and Retin A. I am needing maximum impact!! Any suggestions out there. I have read alll the forums answers with names of products , however being in Australia excludes me from finding them so I am in search of the magic potion and then can try and track down a local product .
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Hi ya have you tried going on the www.beautyheaven.com website its a website that is based mainly for australians and if you go there forum they may be able to advise you on what would be the best product for you to start using and where you can buy this from depending on area you live in australia!! Also Im sure the guys here will be able to give you some good advice too on what will be best to do for your skin, however I think we are waiting for that magic potion, hope you find what your looking for though!
 

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Thanks , Had a look but that site seems to be very general , and certainly not the quality of this websites forum. The feedback on this site seems to be much more specific with ingredients which is more what i want.
 

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I have been using Time Zone by Estee Lauder and I'm 53 and I have noticed that lines are less visable and I have some brown spots that has lightned up somewhat. HTH's
 

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I have read impressing results have been obtained using copper peptide products, Neutragena has a copper containing line, so does skin biology. Also niacianimide (sp?), used in most Olay products. There are products available on line that have higher concentrations than Olay.
 

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forgot ALA, alpha lipoic Acid, a very potent anti oxidant. Guess you can goggle it to find some products containing it.
 

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So I am still looking for the magic ingredient that will turn back the clock for my 50 something sundamaged skin. After lots of resarch I have come up with Hyaluronic acid ,Matrixyl 3000, msm and Retin A. I am needing maximum impact!! Any suggestions out there. I have read alll the forums answers with names of products , however being in Australia excludes me from finding them so I am in search of the magic potion and then can try and track down a local product .
Thanks heaps for your contibutions.
This book was printed in 2005 and with the speed of introduction of new ingredients it may be a bit outdated. The writer is a skin specialist and I thinks she makes some very good points.

Dr. Denese's Secrets for Ageless Skin

It's very insightful.
 

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So I am still looking for the magic ingredient that will turn back the clock for my 50 something sundamaged skin. After lots of resarch I have come up with Hyaluronic acid ,Matrixyl 3000, msm and Retin A. I am needing maximum impact!! Any suggestions out there. I have read alll the forums answers with names of products , however being in Australia excludes me from finding them so I am in search of the magic potion and then can try and track down a local product .
Thanks heaps for your contibutions.
TCA (or other) peels, Vit. C serum, retin a!! I have one more ingredient to go and I'll be making my own Vit. C serum myself. I bought some from a seller on ebay-Trueradiencedotcom- and it's good stuff, but I'm all about saving $ and making my own serums.
 

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Retinol, whether it's Retin-A or something else that works for your skin. That and AHA/BHA products/treatmets/facials. It's the gold standard for de-aging, from what I understand. I recall that Kojic acid was best for sun damaged skin, together with good old glyclic acid, but I'm not sure.
Vit C+vit E is one of the best combinations, they enhance each other and E makes C more stable. Just make sure you get at least 10-15% vit C product, otherwise it's not really effective. Vit B5 is very good for skin "regeneration", too. But they are not proven to reduce wrinkles, at least I haven't seen any clinical evidence. But they work well for wrinkle prevention and improve skin.
And don't forget to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day!
 

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I have read impressing results have been obtained using copper peptide products, Neutragena has a copper containing line, so does skin biology. Also niacianimide (sp?), used in most Olay products. There are products available on line that have higher concentrations than Olay.
I agree with the impressive results from copper peptides for sagging skin. I have used them and have found that it visibly tightened my sagging skin.
 

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I agree with the impressive results from copper peptides for sagging skin. I have used them and have found that it visibly tightened my sagging skin.
Have you used copper peptides and if so which one. I am very interested
for neck and sagging skin. What were you results?
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So I am still looking for the magic ingredient that will turn back the clock for my 50 something sundamaged skin. After lots of resarch I have come up with Hyaluronic acid ,Matrixyl 3000, msm and Retin A. I am needing maximum impact!! Any suggestions out there. I have read alll the forums answers with names of products , however being in Australia excludes me from finding them so I am in search of the magic potion and then can try and track down a local product .
Thanks heaps for your contibutions.
A magic pill would be great but unfortunately I need to work hard to make my skin look good and sometimes it's trial and error on what works. I also like to change things around to make things work better . I have normal/dry combination skin that tends to get dry in the winter. I want products to plump up my skin, keep it hydrated and eliminate wrinkles around my eyes.

I use a DIY vitamin C serum. This is the one I am currently using.

1 ml spoon of L-absorbic Acid Powder (finely milled)
2 ml of distilled water...to this you add Garden of Wisdon base gel to fill a 10ml cup. Stir well and use.

I make enough for two days worth. I think this is the easiest and best Vit C cause I make it fresh.
After 10-15 minutes, I add a peptide serum from Cellular Skin RX called SuperMax Multi-Peptide Skin Solution Serum. And Philosophy Shelter for the face broad spectrum spf 30 -untinted moisturizer.

Night time I use Green Cream which is a retinol product..I use level 6. Since Green Cream has aloe in it, I find I don't need a moisturizer...but if I do, the one that works best for my skin is from Skin Actives called Canvas Base.

The cleansers I use varies. I like to use jojoba oil at night. I use it as a cleansing oil. I find that it works better to get rid of the sunscreen. I use the Microdelivery exfoliating wash nightly in the spring & summer, every other night in the winter. On alternate nights I use a hydrating cleansing balm.

I do this regime 5 days a week...on weekends I give my skin a break from the Green Cream retinol. I use a microfiber cloth in the evening and use Skin Actives Anti Aging Cream with Resveratrol and their Canvas Base cream (i add jojoba & advocado oil to it)...love, love, love their creams..super hydrating and firming! I also love their eye cream..I Bright.

This is what is working for me at the moment....

What skin concerns do you have? Is your skin dry, normal or oily??
Hope we can help answer your questions...
 

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Unfortunately, there is no magic pill. Some of the best actives today are the peptides and antioxidants and of course humectants like hyaluronic. The troubling part is that often OTC products use so little for label appeal and how would the consumer know? This is why making what you can is helpful.
That and i have to say the single most important thing is sunscreen to prevent further damage. Preferably mineral screens, natural and not massaged in as they dont need to penetrate.
Good luck, and take good care of yourself!
 

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Retin-A (tretinoin) + L-ascorbic acid serum/AHA serum (alternate these two), and broad spectrum sunscreen is my vote for exfoliating and collagen/elastin production.



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