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I am 48 but am told I look mid-30's; not the least of which is from obsessive skin care! I was like many of my generation: sat in the sun with baby oil and a foil-covered record album to reflect MORE rays, (like we needed that in Arizona!), and ignoring skin care until "that" day, around 30 years old when the mirror showed a different person. Stealth measures were needed, and I've been obsessed since.
I think I actually used one of the first OTC hydroxy acids in the late 80's! Anyway, long story short, I've used over the years: some type of acid continuously since then, Retin A, MD Forte, La Mer, Revive, Estee Lauder, Awake, Clarins, Skin Biology, Avon Anew, L'Oreal Revitalift, Neutrogena, Olay Regenerist, Strivectin, Prevage, Caracol Cream, Dremu, Emu Oil, Camellia Oil, Platinum Skin Care, Make-up Artists Choice, and now, Olay Pro X.
I always gave all products at least a 2-3 month chance, some I stayed on for 2-3 years. Point being: I've done a LOT so let me know if I can help you or answer any questions. Of course we all have very different biology, skin type, and nationality but a little info always helps.
 

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Hi ya and welcome to the site! you may want to write this post on the anti aging bit cause you may get more replys this way! However very interesting post! I also used the baby oil thing would never do this again though! I am interested though in what you use on your face now and what products worked for you! Do you have dry or Oil skin also!
 

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Hello: I remember reading the book "Sugar Blues", the reporter offer Gloria Swanson a sandwich and cup of coffee, she looks at him thru those beautiful clear eyes and perfect complexion and say, "thank you, but I don't allow that stuff in my house much less my body". It was then I realized the potions and lotions do not have the science behind them, compared to recent discoveries. These potions just wear out the skin, yes I have the secret. Paul Harrod
 

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I was wondering about Olay Proxy X. We can't get it in Australia (our lines of Olay here are very limited compared to the US) and I was hoping for any informaiton - good, bad or otherwise, to help me decide whether I want to buy it online (it is quite expensive given teh exchange rate). If it is just okay I may as well try a more expensive brand that I can buy here. I am 38 and have great skin - being fair I managed too stay out of the sun and I definitely do not tan (I go a hideous bright red and peel!) which I am now paying the price for with exceptionally low vitamin D - but hey, I look about 30 - so got to be happy with that!

I currently use Olay Regenerist (bought in Asia and then find I can't buy that particular one it here!) which has done wonders for my skin in 4 weeks.

Any advice much appreciated!

Cheers

Ally
 

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Hi

I was wondering about Olay Proxy X. We can't get it in Australia (our lines of Olay here are very limited compared to the US) and I was hoping for any informaiton - good, bad or otherwise, to help me decide whether I want to buy it online (it is quite expensive given teh exchange rate). If it is just okay I may as well try a more expensive brand that I can buy here. I am 38 and have great skin - being fair I managed too stay out of the sun and I definitely do not tan (I go a hideous bright red and peel!) which I am now paying the price for with exceptionally low vitamin D - but hey, I look about 30 - so got to be happy with that!

I currently use Olay Regenerist (bought in Asia and then find I can't buy that particular one it here!) which has done wonders for my skin in 4 weeks.

Any advice much appreciated!

Cheers

Ally
I have heard this from someone else on this site too who lives in Australia. The advice I gave her was to try and contact Olays customer service and see what kind of advice they can give you. I have no idea why it wouldn't be available over there?
You can get it anywhere in the states.
 

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Hi

I was wondering about Olay Proxy X. We can't get it in Australia (our lines of Olay here are very limited compared to the US) and I was hoping for any informaiton - good, bad or otherwise, to help me decide whether I want to buy it online (it is quite expensive given teh exchange rate). If it is just okay I may as well try a more expensive brand that I can buy here. I am 38 and have great skin - being fair I managed too stay out of the sun and I definitely do not tan (I go a hideous bright red and peel!) which I am now paying the price for with exceptionally low vitamin D - but hey, I look about 30 - so got to be happy with that!

I currently use Olay Regenerist (bought in Asia and then find I can't buy that particular one it here!) which has done wonders for my skin in 4 weeks.

Any advice much appreciated!

Cheers

Ally
Start supplementing with at least 2000iu's of vitamin D3 daily. Gel caps absorb much better. How do you know it's low? Getting your levels checked is wise.
 

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I know they are low as I have been tested - they around 15. However as I have an iron disorder (high iron count of 1000 - "normal" is below 200) this is more of a concern that low vitamin D at this stage (and yes, I am being treated). I also have to be careful about what I take as most of those supplements you can take mean you actually retain iron - which I don't need and need to avoid. I am on some herbal supplements which appear to be helping as the count is continually going down month on month in conjunction with being "bled".

I am holidaying in the US in October - so will wait till then to look at and trial Olay Proxy X!

Many thanks

Ally
 

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I am 48 but am told I look mid-30's; not the least of which is from obsessive skin care! I was like many of my generation: sat in the sun with baby oil and a foil-covered record album to reflect MORE rays, (like we needed that in Arizona!), and ignoring skin care until "that" day, around 30 years old when the mirror showed a different person. Stealth measures were needed, and I've been obsessed since.
I think I actually used one of the first OTC hydroxy acids in the late 80's! Anyway, long story short, I've used over the years: some type of acid continuously since then, Retin A, MD Forte, La Mer, Revive, Estee Lauder, Awake, Clarins, Skin Biology, Avon Anew, L'Oreal Revitalift, Neutrogena, Olay Regenerist, Strivectin, Prevage, Caracol Cream, Dremu, Emu Oil, Camellia Oil, Platinum Skin Care, Make-up Artists Choice, and now, Olay Pro X.
I always gave all products at least a 2-3 month chance, some I stayed on for 2-3 years. Point being: I've done a LOT so let me know if I can help you or answer any questions. Of course we all have very different biology, skin type, and nationality but a little info always helps.
I'm new also -- as a matter of fact just joined! I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and we are just going into the dreaded WINTER! We have already had our heat on so my skin is just starting to go into its winter mode -- DRY. I'm 63 years old and like you have been told that I don't look my age which is thanks to a healthy lifestyle, I'm assuming! And like you I have used just about every skin care/cosmetic line that is availabe in Canada -- starting when I was about 17. I have used every high end product and every lower end product -- and I also give each product about a 3 months chance and the longest I have ever stayed with a product was Estee Lauder for about 6 years. It got to be just so expensive and I didn't know whether or not it was doing what it was suppose to do -- that is when I started using the cheaper brands, e.g., Loreal, Olay, Nivea. I went to Roc for about 2 years and then back to Estee for another 2 and again, didn't see any change but always afraid to stop for fear that they are better than the cheaper brands. But I started using Boots No. 7 early this spring -- mainly because of the serums as I like the idea of serums -- but going into the winter I find that it just doesn't have the qualities needed for a winnipeg winter! So.... I am going to try Loreal Age Perfect products and my question is -- is this a good way to go or what does anyone else suggest?
 

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Hello dermaprojunckie! I love your name...there are lots of people here to help and to support your progress and have fun here!
 
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