Actually Honest - skin care and make up reviews

Gem_woody

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Has anyone tried the la roche posay redermic retinol product? I'm thinking of trying it as I'm new to retinol and really like their other products.. effaclar duo and b5 serum have really sorted my spots out. I'm 28 and would like to prevent wrinkles.

Also what are everyone's favourite eye creams/serums which reduces fine lines? Do any actually work?!
 
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PineappleQueen19

Chatty Member
Hyaluronic acid IS tacky, in my experience. I have the Hada Labo premium (amazing value for such a huge bottle) and it is quite tacky. But I find the more you massage it in, the less sticky it feels. I also layer other products on top which helps.
This looks good, thank you. May I ask where you buy your hada labo? I’m wary about ordering from amazon.

Has anyone tried the la roche posay redermic retinol product? I'm thinking of trying it as I'm new to retinol and really like their other products.. effaclar duo and b5 serum have really sorted my spots out. I'm 28 and would like to prevent wrinkles.

Also what are everyone's favourite eye creams/serums which reduces fine lines? Do any actually work?!
I tried LRP retinol a few years ago, I didn’t mind it but I felt The Ordinary’s outperformed it and was far cheaper. However The LRP one comes in a metal tube which is better for product longevity and nicer to use.

I used LRP effaclar duo+ for ages, it did wonders for my skin. Realised it was the niacinamide so again switched to The Ordinary as it’s far cheaper. However... from memory effaclar duo+ doubled up as a lovely smoothing, slightly mattifying base whereas TO niacinamide is a basic gel formula.

For lines around the eyes I’ve never bothered with anything specific, just used various vit a products / tretinoin. I don’t even use it in the eye area, I think it seeps in from nearby and takes care of the lines like some sort of miracle.
 
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midnightrose

Chatty Member
I think it's just about trying to keep that area hydrated (at least at your age). I don't have any lines around my eyes (35 years old), they've set camp on my forehead, and nothing I used minimised them.
I am 29, and don’t have any wrinkles around the eye area, but I am forming them on the forehead... particularly frown line / between eyebrows. I don’t think that there’s anything you can do to prevent them here as it’s due to frowning... I’m interested in getting Botox soon to soften and prevent them from getting deeper.
 

Mercedes12

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I am 29, and don’t have any wrinkles around the eye area, but I am forming them on the forehead... particularly frown line / between eyebrows. I don’t think that there’s anything you can do to prevent them here as it’s due to frowning... I’m interested in getting Botox soon to soften and prevent them from getting deeper.
I've been getting botox for a few years and would highly recommend! 😍
 

BostonFernGreen

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Botox is really very good. Works out reasonably affordable if you go twice a year and just get one area done. Then it comes to about £150 every quarter/£50 per month.
Not super cheap obviously but if wrinkles bother you then it’s soooo effective.

It’s also good if your face is very expressive and you want to avoid screwing your face into a frown in every meeting.
 

hongkongfuey

Active member
Sure yes, the pharmacy or some evidence about the results? Or both!

This is a nice summary:


This is more of a practical guide:


I will send you a pm with the pharmacy details!
Please could you message me the pharmacy details as well?

Thank you!
 
I am 29, and don’t have any wrinkles around the eye area, but I am forming them on the forehead... particularly frown line / between eyebrows. I don’t think that there’s anything you can do to prevent them here as it’s due to frowning... I’m interested in getting Botox soon to soften and prevent them from getting deeper.
I’m 35 and trying my first round of Botox next week after a consultation last week. I have a deep horizontal line across my forehead that I’d like to prevent getting any deeper! Friend of mine has had excellent results on frown lines between her eyebrows.

It’s also good if your face is very expressive and you want to avoid screwing your face into a frown in every meeting.
I once got told off for raising my eyebrows incredulously too many times in a meeting where some of my superiors were talking a spectacular amount of shite so hopefully that’ll be a side effect for me :m
 

rosemarina

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I once got told off for raising my eyebrows incredulously too many times in a meeting where some of my superiors were talking a spectacular amount of shite so hopefully that’ll be a side effect for me :m
It’s been a while since I had Botox last (must go back), but one thing I love about it is being able to hide some of my more pissed off facial expressions in the office 😀.
 

Mercedes12

Well-known member
Botox is amazing for, like a previous poster said, if you have an expressionate face

My forehead is soo expressionate so I've been getting it for years to prevent lines from developing (my brothers both have quite deep forehead wrinkles, they're only a couple years older than me lol)

I love that it's affordable, lasts a fair amount of time and there's hardly any down time or recovery. I can get it done on my lunch break and go back to work

Also has anyone used the Khiels moisturiser? Is it good?
 

langwidere

Well-known member
Does anyone else here have dry skin and has found a daytime moisturiser which sits under SPF and tinted moisturiser nicely?
Not sure how well this would work with an already less pigmented tinted moisturiser but I do enjoy mixing a bit of facial oil (favourite right now is tamanu oil) in with whatever base I’m using.
 

midnightrose

Chatty Member
I thought I had discovered my holy grail cleansing balm.

It’s the A’Pieu naked peeling cleansing balm which I bought from YesStyle. I’ve just tried to add it to my shopping list for future purchase and they no longer stock it! 😭.

eBay here I come.

If you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it. The pores on my forehead have never looked so clean.
Thank you for your recommendation for A’Pieu. I have been using their cleansing balm and it’s so good for removing make up, I love it. I did however buy my pot from eBay, so I do not know how legitimate it is.
 

Octopies

Member
Hello 👋lovely people. You’re all so knowledgable so I’d love to pick your brains. To be honest I’m a bit clueless beauty-wise and what I really want/need is someone to tell me what products to use 🤣or tell me where I’m going wrong!

Don’t judge me but I am early 20s and it’s only in the past three-ish years I’ve even started any kind of skincare regime! I have oily skin and get angry red spots regularly. I also have blackheads that I can’t get rid of.

I used to use Liz Earle cleanse and polish as a cleanser and really liked it but at about £16 a pop I’ve swapped for Superdrug’s own brand hot cloth cleanser which I am finding ok. I used to follow that with Pixi Glow tonic, again I really liked this but it’s expensive so I swapped for The Ordinary Glycolic acid 7% as it was recommended to me but I don’t like it and find it too harsh/burny/ doesn’t give me the same results as Glow Tonic did.

I’m probably going to get told off for this but I’ve never really used a night cream or moisturised on a night after using the glycolic acid because I’m worried it’ll make my skin more oily!! Any recommendations ? I use a moisturiser in the day time, with SPF.

Please advise me what might work for my oily skin. I’ve even just started a Dermatica subscription for help with the spots so I’ll see how that goes but obviously it’s a big financial commitment



Extra question - I’m Scared of aging and my family have lots of frown lines, I’m only early 20s, is it stupid to get Botox as a preventative measure? 🤷‍♀️
 
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