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    Howdywiley

    Any one using any great skin care products they would recommend? Specifically I am looking for an eye cream but please pass along any info on any great products you use.

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    Kate
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    Rodan + Fields Reverse is a great eye cream though pricey. If you don’t want to spend so much always go with Olay Regenerist for everything. People like Kiehls eye cream with Avocado too, but it’s too heavy for my skin.

    For hair, I like a sulfate-free shampoo, Wella Elements. I use a heavy conditioning mask (Oribe Gold Lust) as conditioner. Forget regular conditioner. Then, since I don’t want a buildup of silicone on my hair, I use “cone-free” products, just a leave-in Oribe cream and a drop of Sebastian Dark Oil. All Oribe products seem to have heat and UV protection and are just great. Brands like OGX from the drugstore are good too, just avoid “cone” ingredients like dimethicone or whatever.

    For most makeup I wear Benefit. Gimme Brow is a super easy product for a natural looking Brow. Hoola is a great bronzer. Their “Are They Real?” Mascara and primer are above and beyond.

    I like Revlon lipsticks, like Fire & Ice or Pink in the Afternoon, but my husband got me a Chanel Rouge Allure on vacation, and that is a GREAT product in fancy packaging that makes you feel fance.

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    Kate
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    Or literally just buy the whole Olay Regenerist line. P&G has always had the science behind it.

    In general, you need a cleanser (Neutrogena Fresh or Cetaphil), a toner (really!), a serum, eye cream, day cream with antioxidants, SPF, and a night cream. Then something targeted for your own issues like dark spots or clogged pores or whatever.

    Or try La Mer and report back. Christmas is coming, and all the celebs slather it on for those coast to coast flights. You know it’s good. My skin isn’t dry enough for me to justify the splurge.

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    Anonymousse

    I have a bunch of sample eye creams from Sephora. I honestly don’t even notice any difference. My products right now are origins checks and balances wash, or fresh soy cleanser-although I really want to try glossier’s cleanser. I hear it smells divine and is pretty moisturizing.
    I use Pixi glow tonic for a toner. It’s amazing. It’s seriously made a difference in tone, texture, and breakouts if they happen. It’s at target.
    For moisturizer I use Origins nightamins, first aid beauty cream, or just rosehip oil.

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    Essie
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    I’ll put in a plug for Birchbox and PLAY! by Sephora. They’re each $10 a month, and they’re such a fantastic way to try new products and find great brands without spending a fortune. I subscribe to both. The sample sizes are often large enough that you get weeks or months of use out of a sample, so I end up saving money on cosmetics and skincare and hair products – I haven’t bought any hair styling products in ages, since I’ve collected so many samples.

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    Howdywiley

    This is all fantastic!

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    Essie
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    Oh, and since you asked, here are some eye creams I’ve liked:

    Honest Beauty Younger Eye Cream
    https://www.honestbeauty.com/products/younger-eye-cream
    I like it because it’s really hydrating, and doesn’t irritate my very sensitive skin.

    100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
    https://www.birchbox.com/shop/100-pure-organic-coffee-bean-eye-cream
    I use this almost every day. It’s amazing for minimizing dark circles, and also hydrates really well.

    Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream
    http://www.burtsbees.com/product/intense-hydration-eye-cream/01684-00.html#navlvl=4&start=4
    The name says it all. Super for really dry, irritated skin.

    Nuxe Eye Cream Prodigieux
    https://us.nuxe.com/creme-prodigieuse-facial-moisturizer/eye-cream-prodigieux-eye-contour-anti-aging-reduces-bags-airless-bottle-0.5-fl.-oz.
    I’ve been obsessed with French pharmacy brands lately. This one’s a little lighter consistency than the others, but still works really well.

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    Ange

    I’ve heard LA mer is basically just a dupe for that nivea(?) cold cream stuff in the round blue container, as in ingredients are nearly identical. Maybe google it.

    I am still in love with Paula’s Choice products and have my husband using their 2% BHA now as well. Palmer’s face oil is the latest thing I’m enjoying now if you have it over there. Oils would probably be a good idea for winter skin.

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    Kate

    Well shit, my grandma used that blue Nivea and looked real cute.

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    snoopy128

    My skin has been so dry, it’s been flaking off.

    Ive found that moisturizer alone doesn’t cut it. So far at night I’ve been using a very light, cream based cleanser, followed by Bliss Toner, then a serum or oil (Caudalie SOS or Thomas Roth squaline oil) and then my moisturizer (Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream). At night I used the Kiehls avocado eye cream (it’s quite thick). In the morning, I just rinse my face with water and use the moisturizer and the Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye cream. I don’t actually love the pure eye cream but I”m waiting to use it up before I switch to something new. I don’t find the Pure product touches my bags or dark circles (both inherited, thanks mom!).

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    juliecatharine
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    +1 Origins frothy face wash; I love their united state toner too though it can dry my skin out a little bit. I have very dry skin that is prone to breakouts. I’ve been using Ole Henriksen (sp?) truth serum and while they were perfect for fall I think I need something heavier for the cold.

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    MaterialsGirl
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    Yeah right now my routine at night is: wash face with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle foaming wash, Loreal Revitalist peel pads, Avene 0.1% retrinal on face and eyes, Kiehl’s avocado eye cream, slather on olay regenerist night cream or something with a bunch of hyaluronic acid. In the morning, it’s either and oil serum sunscreen or I’ll use Kiehl’s Daily or Midnight recovery (whatever I have on hand), more kiehls avocado eye cream (but let it warm up first cause it is SO thick), then Kiehl’s Creme d’Elegance Repairateur (winter, their daily moisturizer in the summer).

    I don’t think they make it anymore, but if you do outdoor winter sports, this stuff is the BEST
    https://www.amazon.com/Kiehls-Cross-Terrain-Skin-Protector-SPF/dp/B004EHTY8O

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