Moisturizers -Skinceuticals -Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

on 1/7/2018 11:35:00 PM

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I can't believe I am the first to review this moisturizer. I was torn as to whether I should list it as a moisturizer or a facial treatment, but I use it primarily as a moisturizer. It is supposed to restore the volume to your skin, and as my skin ages, I can certainly use a boost. I wasn't thrilled with the price, but I received a decent size sample, and was hooked. It's a great base under my makeup, not too rich, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and absorbs nicely. I'm on my second jar. The first lasted about 8 months. My skin can be a bit on the dry side, and this does a good job, even in the middle of winter in the Midwest. I do feel like I've had some positive plumping effects, but nothing drastic. Highly recommend!

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier

on 12/31/2017 3:11:00 PM

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Really frustrated as I have posted my review on other websites that are authorized retailers of Skinceuticals and they delete my review! I'm sure this is at Skinceuticals' request. That may explain why there are only positive reviews all over those sites for this serum (and I've noticed this for the CE ferulic reviews as well - I come here to makeupalley to get unbiased and undoctored reviews now). I'm posting here since this may help others make a decision with this product. The amount of denatured alcohol in this is crazy! I have dry skin and found this to be more drying over time. Initially I did see a rejuvenative and plumping effect, but after three weeks (using it only once per day over my CE Ferulic) it made my under eye area more dry and my eye and face wrinkles more pronounced. This was the only thing I changed in my regimen. I believe it's the denatured alcohol in this product that my skin doesn't agree with, and eventually my skin started to sting slightly after application because of this alcohol. Definitely sample this first!

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 12/18/2017 10:09:00 AM

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The basics of EVERY skincare routine should be:
A - aka vitamin A or retinol
B - aka vitamin B or niacinamide, which is an antioxidant
C - aka vitamin C, which is an antioxidant
SPF

Yes moisturizers and acids are important too but 1) moisturizers are actually super simple products so no need to overthink that and 2) if you have your ABCs down to a T, you may not even need acids.

I'm a skincare addict and - nerd. I love my skincare products, but more importantly, I want to know HOW they work and WHY they work. Nowadays in 2017 there are million tons of products and information out there that make the most outrageous claims. But these 4 products above have been scientifically proven for DECADES. Lab tests and clinical trials and human trials and decades of consumer use support the claims so THESE PRODUCTS WORK. You just have to find one that works FOR YOU.

What to look for in a well formulated vitamin C:
- a stable formulation, which basically only leaves you with serums. Vitamin C in moisturizers breaks down too quickly and are hence ineffective.
- the right pH, since vitamin C works best between 2.5-3.5. HOWEVER, the lower the pH, the more chances are of irritation, which is ALWAYS bad for your skin. The notion that 'it will work , just keep up with it' is very outdated in 2017. And in this day and age, you always have alternatives.

There's a ton of information available on why vitamin c is so important for your skin, so I'll skip that here. I will say that if you are pregnant, which means you CAN'T use retinol or vitamin A, and you want to prevent and treat the issues that you use retinol for such as melasma, and improve brightening, this is where vitamin C becomes extra important. You should be using a vitamin c anyways, but when you have to skip retinol, then be extra diligent about your vitamin C.

How my morning routine looks like:
- cleansing with Lancôme Galatee
- Cosrx AHA BHA toner (to bring down my pH after cleansing)
- Skinceuticals CE Ferulic/20min wait
- The Ordinary azelaic acid/5min wait
- hydrating serum (currently Hada Labo although it doesn't do anything since hyaluronic acid ON your skin is not effective but I don't want to throw it away)
- light moisturizer (currently L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 since it was on sale but like I said, moisturizers should be super simple products so just buy the cheapest one that still works for your skin and save your $ for actives such as the ABC)
- spf (currently alternating between Vichy and Lancôme)/10min wait
- makeup

Last note: yes this is super expensive so I buy mine from reputed sellers on Ebay, in 5 or 6 of 5ml sample sizes. Firstly this is much cheaper (you get 25 or 30ml for half the price) and secondly, you can keep it fresh for longer. Double win!

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -Refining Night Cream With 1 % Pure Retinol

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This little tube is a great investment. My dad actually got from his dermatologist to fade sunspots, but he hated using it and passed it to me. It is quite strong and a pea sized amount is sufficient for my entire face. Expect a peel a few days after you use it for the first few times. I use once a week. Always wear a good sunblock.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 11/10/2017 1:08:00 AM

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I love this. I think it's magic. But, it wasn't always that way. It took me about three tries, with a break of a few years in between, before my skin could handle it. I gave up and thought it was all hype, like many reviewers here. When my skin was more oily in my early 20s I think it broke me out (an aesthetician said it might have been the vitamin e since vitamin e is an oil) and I think there was also a period of acclimation to using Vit C - it is an acid, after all. If this is happening to you, start slowly. You might be surprised down the line. I don't get sunspots any more really, it has halted new wrinkles and sagging, it clears up acne marks and helps heal breakouts. It is probably the single most important item in my routine after sunblock and it takes care of many skin concerns for me. Please also make sure you buy from someone reputable - I did not always in the past and cannot be sure that wasn't part of the problem. (Also tended to smell much worse when I would buy off ebay or wherever - coincidence? I think not. It was probably expired.)

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 10/13/2017 5:47:00 PM

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This product has changed my skin!

Here is my full story. I had read reviews about how great this product was, but at first, I was apprehensive to buy! It was expensive compared to other vitamin C serums. It also had the worst smell. Nevertheless I decided to buy it.

My first impression was not good, I hated the smell and it was tacky when first applied. I used it during the day. I noticed it oxidised and seemed to have given my skin an orange tint, "like I was in the sun too much". After just 2 weeks I wanted to stop using it, but I noticed improvements with the brightness of my skin. I decided to try it as part of my night skincare routine. I used it every other night, pairing it with non retinol or acid based products. This is when it started to work for me! This was about two years ago and I have been doing that ever since.

Another important note; this serum does oxidise over time. Contrary to popular belief, it is still effective even once it oxidises. It lasts up to 12 months after opening. I have stored it in a dark place and limited the exposure to air, but I don't go crazy. This seems to limit the oxidation. People can be dramatic and claim it can't be used once it starts to oxidise, but thats simply not true.

Pro's
The number of changes to my skin are unbelievable. I have noticed a significant decrees in fine lines. My skin tone is more even and brighter. The blotchy spots I've had on my skin from sun exposure have faded and are not as noticeable. My skin looks firm and plump. These are just the corrective benefits, there are also a lot of preventive properties as well.

Con's
The price point is high for what it is. The smell and tackiness make it unpleasant to use in the daytime.


I would like to state that I only review a product after I have finished the entire full size. If I was not able to finish the product due to irritation, I will say so in my review.


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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 10/10/2017 6:14:00 PM

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I have used this product for at least Ten Years.
A dermatologist I know who had amazing Skin recommended it. My new Dermatologist also highly recommends this.
When I do not use it, I can see the difference very quickly. I have absolutely no issues with either a smell or being sticky ~ my skin is exceptionally dry, but at 72 have basically no wrinkles. It has never bothered my sensitive skin in any way.
I Highly recommend it .As a cosmetic and makeup gypsy it is one of a handful of products that I always repurchase.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

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I'm glad I managed to get a sample of this before splurging on it! I hated this, no effects whatsoever, and it was sticky!!!


Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -Phyto Corrective Gel

on 9/19/2017 9:11:00 AM

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This is such an amazingly versatile product. Unlike pretty much the rest of the Skinceuticals line, this is very soothing and gentle. This helps so much with redness and irritation, angry cystic acne as well, but not just on your face! Ladies I use this after bikini/brazilian waxes to calm my skin down! It works amazing. Also great for sun burns. Can be added into pretty much any skincare routine. I go through this product so quickly because of how much it can be used for. Unfortunately, it is a pretty penny for my budget, but would recommend to anyone, and would definitely purchase again.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 9/18/2017 2:38:00 AM

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This is absolutely a money wasting and overrated product. I used it religiously day and night but unfortunately no results whatsoever. It felt sticky on my face and the smell was unbearable. When I first tried it my face turned into orange color and I was like how am I supposed to use it at the daytime. I had a better luck with Skinmedica vitamin C+E complex. You can also try Dr.Oz naturals vitamin C which much better and cheaper than this. Ps: in case you decide to give it a try then bear in mind this should be stored in a dark place away from the light exposure and be used within two months.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -Advanced Pigment Corrector

on 9/17/2017 11:34:00 PM

I was underwhelmed by this. I was hoping it would lighten or erase old dark marks and scarring from past acne breakouts on my back. I already used Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle peel pads (my favorite glycolic acid peel) and while it smooths the skin, it doesn’t do much for the stubborn dark marks. I applied the Pigment Corrector after letting the peel sit for five minutes (not rinsing off). The Pigment Corrector didn’t really do much until I alternated it every night with Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer (a lightweight lotion with retinol and Vitamin C). Eventually, I started to see some improvement, but by then the tube of Skinceuticals Pigment Corrector was empty and I didn’t want to spend the money on it. I still use the Neutrogena every other night and I’m on the hunt for a better, non-irritating pigment corrector. On the upside, this did not bleach everything it touches like most dark mark correctors, nor did it irritate my skin. The packaging was odd; it looks like a tube that you’d squeeze, but it’s really an upside-down pump with a rigid plastic and there is no way to know when you get low or if there’s any product left inside. It feels wasteful. I won’t buy this again.


Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 9/16/2017 3:13:00 PM

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Thankfully, I got this as a sample, so I didn't waste money. Like others have noted in their reviews, my dry skin did NOT like this product at all. It caused awful flaking skin (like what happens after a sunburn) and a couple of pimples. I haven't had a pimple in years! After a week of use, the rest of the sample went into the trash.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

on 9/6/2017 6:22:00 AM

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I have persevered just short of a full bottle of this and I really wanted to like it but I think I will need to stop. I have always looked after my skin my mother encouraged my sisters and I to look after our skin, Having spent 30 odd years in Scotland before coming to Australia my skin was always commented on. This Vit C has dried up my skin it stings when I put my other skincare on and my skin has been flaky and my skin is so tight. I tried different ways to introduce this but it is just not working.and I know this is the cause of all my skin problems. I think because all of the great reviews I thought it might be something else but I will just have to grow old gracefully as this is not worth it. As someone else mentioned we are all different and I am happy that this product works for them just not good for me. I think it is a good idea to try with a sample first but maybe you need 2 samples to be really sure if this is for you good luck.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -C E Ferulic

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I've been using SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic for a while now. It's my favorite vitamin C serum to use. When I used to live in a city that was very humid, my skin didn't tolerate this serum very well. After applying it, I felt my skin was too sticky. At that particular time, my skin was extremely oily and prone to cystic acne. I stopped using it for a while. Now that I am older and live in a much drier climate, my skin just soaks up the serum. I once got a little sunburn (very minor -- no blistering or broken skin of any kind) on my shoulders. I applied SkinCeuticals to one side and not the other before going to bed. You know what? When I woke up, the side I applied the serum to went back to its normal color. It's one of those products that I know helps to heal and protect the skin (not to mention develop collagen!).

The most common complaint I've heard over the years is due to the scent. The scent isn't the best but it's not as bad as some people say it is (well to me anyway). I'm actually happy the company doesn't add a bunch of fragrances to the product. Still, since some people think it smells like a hot dog, during the day I follow it up with Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting cream because that has a very light and pleasant fragrance to it in addition to moisturizing my skin. If you find yourself not liking how the serum feels on your skin after applying it, try using it at night then wash off any residues in the morning.

If you're on a budget, Cosmetic Skin Solutions has a similar product out at a fraction of the price. You'll still get the vast majority of the benefits even though it's cheaper. The reason why I stick with CE Ferulic is because of the patent on the pH of the serum. The pH is important because that is one of the factors that determines how optimal the vitamin C is.

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Treatments (Face) -Skinceuticals -Retexturing Activator

on 7/28/2017 8:30:00 PM

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I rarely bother to write reviews, but I've been using this amazing product for about a week and i'm baffled at how good this is. I currently don't have any breakouts and my skin has been clear for about 6 months, but I do have some casual breakouts and cheek scarring that can get dry. My skin is acne prone and usually reacts to anything that claims to be "moisturizing". Well guys... this serum actually manages to moisturize my dry cheeks without making my skin oily at all. It gives my skin a plump and healthy look which I was never able to achieve with the other hyped up products I bought on some trendy beauty websites. In the AM I use the Phloretin CF (also amazing) followed by the retexturing activator. in the PM I find it is enough to give my skin plenty of moisture. My next buy will be their Daily Moisturizer as the reviews are also amazing but to be honest I just feel like buying every single one of their products because they actually work. I love you Skinceuticals!

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