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Skin care recommendation? eg. Kose, Shiseido, elizabeth arde

Postby Macy » Sat, 25 Dec 2004 8:52 pm

Hello, need feedback on skin care products. Please provide the product brand you are using and which item you find is effective on your face. Need to recky first before investing..hee...

Thanks!

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Postby Guest » Sat, 25 Dec 2004 9:35 pm

i am using the Fancl for a yr

http://www.fancl.com.sg/

can check their website

thik it really good for my skin
:D

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Postby joop » Sun, 26 Dec 2004 9:19 am

I think Shiseido range of whitening products are pretty good, they help maintain your fairness and keeps down pigmentations.

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And anymore threads here promoting their own products would be REMOVED.

The OP is asking advice on BRANDED skin care, not skincare which you are selling.
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Postby Candy » Sun, 26 Dec 2004 11:22 am

Depends on your skin type really, I think you have to test and try different brands before you find the one that you like. I've tried everything form Clarins, Elizabeth Arden to Olay! I've got dry/ sensitive skin, so I went for Estee Lauder's idealist range. Very expensive but effective. However I later discovered Olay's new range and I have to say I like this product a lot and its soo much cheaper than all these expensive brands. If I have the money I will splash out and pay more, but when you think about it, good skin is more to do diet and lifestyle than creams and lotions. By the way, whats this whitening cream I keep hearing about? We don't use this in London. Do explain.

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Postby Guest » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 1:55 pm

if you are oily skin or prone to pimples and breakout. Then u should really try DERMALOGICA . It worked for me, and boy i had heaps of pimples now i am all clear ... but its very ex

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Postby Aurora » Fri, 31 Dec 2004 2:44 am

Try Shiseido's White Lucent range. Friends say the cleanser is really good. Read from a mag that the day moisturizer is really good, contains SPF protection as well.

Whitening care basically evens out skin tone from pigmentations and freckles, mostly available only in asian countries.

I'm presently using this range and find it very effective. My face has more radiance now and my freckles are getting lighter and lighter

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Postby Macy » Sat, 01 Jan 2005 10:34 pm

Hi Aurora,thanks for replying.
May I know how long you have been using this range, and finally you feel the effect. And may I know how old are you? I am 32 and have combination skin, so not sure it suits me.

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Postby n-g-lia » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 9:22 am

do consider clarins too ...

Clarins are more suitable to ASIA skin types and also,

i am 23 my sis is 32 ... both of us using pdts from clarins .. .

.... if u r keen, try going raffles city shopping centre branch
the sales are kind and detail in all explaination
and also, they haf their own facial salon there .. thus more pro.

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Postby pastrian.allac » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 10:27 am

Macy, I have combinational skin as well. Been using whitening range since I was 21, and I'm now 26. First started it with Loreal, then Biotherm and recently changed to Estee Lauder. I find that my freckles have been lightened (the effect doesn't come instantly, it's of gradual diminishing), and remember to apply SPF lotion. Otherwise, no matter how much serum or essence or astringent (for whitening) applied will wash all your efforts down the drain.

My mom, 46 this year, finds that Biotherm SPF lotion (SPF 50) from the whitening range has been effective on controlling the appearance of further freckles (her condition is worse than mine, due to ongoing of sun exposures - driving and she doesn't apply sun protection all along until last year @ the age of 45 :lol:).

Sometimes you gotta go for trial and error in order to find the best products to suit u. But bear in mind that whitening are generally more potent than normal skin care products, hence your skin might develop allergies if they don't suit you.

FYI, I've been using whitening facial cleanser/foam, toner, serum/essence/astringent (different brands have different naming), and SPF lotion. For moisturizers and eye cream, you can choose non-whitening products though some brands do provide whitening moisturizer, your own choice though. In my humble opinion, you should use the full range for a start (if your case is the extreme) and when your skin condition improves, concentrate on the essence and SPF lotion application will do to stay away from pigmentation. Hope this helps and good luck!

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Postby buzzifree » Sat, 08 Oct 2005 9:42 am

My friend just showed me the below and introduced me to a better alternative. The alternative is the World first and only extensive range of USDA certified organic skin care certified to international food standard with at least 95% certified organic ingredients. Its foods for the skin, body and soul. But its not for everyone, only the discerning few who appreciate the pure pleasures of pampering their body.

If you are currently using products that contained chemicals or those ‘derived from’ naturals, you would be better off considering something else. For those doing the skincare business, you would be better off looking at a business for the future rather than be stuck to the back of the wave. If nothing else, just take this as a creation of awareness. The info is neither mine nor any company’s but are from open sources. Yes we can never be totally free of chemicals, but we can certainly reduce as much as we can. Read the below and be informed or if you treasure your health contact me at buzzifree@yahoo.com for more info. If you don't agree, disregard my post. Rgds.

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Findings of EWG
• The Environmental Working Group assessed 7,500 personal care products and some bits from it are:
• 55% percent of all products assessed contain “penetration enhancers,”

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Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 08 Oct 2005 2:54 pm

Macy,

I have used Pierre Chenxu's for over 4 years. They are a Singaporean brand. You can do a search on google for them. I have very sensitive skin and will not let another product touch my face again. The quality is unparallelled and I have tried countless brands out there, clinique, dermalogica, lancome, sheseido, clarins, swiss spa brand (forgot the name), you name it ... Nothing comes close to what PC is offering.

I do not know if you are Asian. I am chinese and have tried USA, European and Japanese brands and found that the latter is more suitable for my skin type. I don't really know why but think that it may be due to difference in epidermal structure. My dermatologist mention that Asians do not heal as well from surgery scars ,as opposed to Caucasion. I think chinese, and East Asians in general, have thinner epidermal layer and hence more delicate. Since Japanese brand predomintly targets the Asian market, I would assume clinical tests are done on Asian subjects. Other skincare may be too strong. This is especially so when I used Clinique. Their soap and clarifying lotion feels so abrasive against my skin. I also find that European products tend to be gentler than the US brands.

Good luck on your search.

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Postby sputnik » Sun, 09 Oct 2005 12:18 pm

I have been using the Clinique 3-Step skincare for years. The good thing about it is that you can select the products (cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising) depending on whether you have dry, normal or oily skin. I am caucasian, and have very dry skin when I in Europe - but my skin is really quite oily here. I have just changed the skincare products accordingly within the 3-step range and am still happy with the result.

My mum has really sensitive skin and has tried out a number of mosturising products. She always comes back to the Clinique moisturising lotion (dramatically different), which also works well for her.

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Postby Jani » Sun, 09 Oct 2005 11:52 pm

i find clinique too dry
it was very good initially when i tried it..that time my face was oily..

but if i am not wrong, the toner comes with alcohol and it actuali dry up yr skin so you won't be oily..and soon i get red patches on my face..

i switch to estee lauder..but it was too expensive but it was good

now i using Johnson and Johnson facial wash..it work equally well.

Most impt is to keep your face clean, apply what is necessary to your problem areas and drink more water

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Postby regreter » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:09 am

i think clinique,fair & lovely, clean n clear is quite good too....find them at guardian pharmacy...u can ask them there..
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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 3:15 am

n-g-lia wrote:do consider clarins too ...

Clarins are more suitable to ASIA skin types and also,

i am 23 my sis is 32 ... both of us using pdts from clarins .. .

.... if u r keen, try going raffles city shopping centre branch
the sales are kind and detail in all explaination
and also, they haf their own facial salon there .. thus more pro.


Clarins is a gentle product well-suited to Chinese complexion. Unfortunately, it did not work too well for me. I did not like the stickiness of the milky cleanser and result-wise, not spectacular. Pevonia, swiss botanical skincare, is another excellent brand and some spas use it.

Clinique was unsuitable for me as the clarifying lotion pull my skin so tight that I thought it was going to rip. And I used the gentlest one from the 3-step sytem. I don't quite remember, was 15 years ago, but think it was the No. 1 amongst the choices. And that was the second time I used their skincare. It is a good idea to get the travel size for starter, so you won't end up with large quantity of unusable products. Many years prior to that, I was using the bar soap religiously for over a year. I liked the fact that it made my face squeaky clean. Little did I know that it was causing more harm than good as I did not know much about skincare.

I have 2 other friends who felt the same way about Clinique, which led me to believe that it is not a product suited to the Chinese complexion. My roommate in college had great success with clinique though. She used the skincare and the cosmetic. She is Caucasian.


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