This is the best skincare product I've ever used. It slowly clears the skin of breakouts, clogged pores and most important to me age lines. It even plumps, smoothes and erases old acne scars and sun spots. I'm 61 with occasional hormonal breakouts, probably due to my Bio HRT (another success story). I saw my Dermatologist and she initially put me on the .05% Tazorac Cream for the last year. My skin can handle almost anything...so I didn't expect much from this low % amount, but honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. Now on 0.10% Tazorac Gel my skin looks so smooth and it glows radiantly with no cosmetic help. I can't say enough good things about this stuff. My forehead skin looks very taught and lineless. I am very impressed. This is something I will continue to use because retinoids are great anti-aging products and help with scaring and sun damage and has reportedly increases collagen bundles in the skin. Yeay! I will say that I put it on every night...I cleanse my face with CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanse (Applied with Clarisonic Plus). Then apply the Tazorac Gel being very careful to avoid the creases of your nose and the corners of your mouth. Finally I apply CeraVe - Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM. Then I add CeraVe - Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM w/SPF 30 every morning before my foundation. I just love this stuff!
Misc Beauty Tools -Shu Uemura - New Improved Eyelash Curler
ChristineN 9/29/2012 9:14:00 PM
I love this Shu Uemura curler and will never go back to the cheaper alternatives. I did not understand what all the fuss was about regarding this eyelash curler, as I thought the cheaper curler I bought at Ulta was pretty good. However, I always need to decide these things for myself, so I shelled out a few extra dollars for this curler, and WOW! What a difference a more expensive curler makes! The actual eyelash curler is the exact same shape as the one I got at Ulta, but the pads are much rounder, and apparently that's the secret to getting amazingly curly lashes.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals - Genadur
ChristineN 9/28/2012 6:47:00 PM
Genadur nail lacquer helps grow very strong nails that stand up to travel. My chipping and brittle nails were transformed to absolutely beautiful in 3 weeks. Recommend to all women. Only disadvantage it is extremely expensive. Just consider it getting your money's worth from salon manicures. No more tears over broken nails, just tons of compliments.
I have suffered from adult acne for years. I have found that it is the most effective treatments I have used for both rosacea and hormonal acne. My dermatologist prescribed this. It worked wonders after just 2 days. I rate it a 10! :))
When my Dermatologist prescribed Atralin (tretinoin gel 0.05) which she also uses for her seriously gorgeous completion, she suggested I first use CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, then CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM before applying the Atralin. I love this NEW CeraVe product, however it may be somewhat hard to find. It cleans you face from makeup and oil without drying it out. I use it in my morning and evening skin routines. Please also try CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM and AM for dramatic results.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
ChristineN 9/16/2010 9:55:00 PM
When my Dermatologist prescribed Atralin (tretinoin gel 0.05) which she also uses for her seriously gorgeous completion, she suggested I first use CeraVe foaming facial cleanser, then CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM before applying the Atralin. Well ladies after a year now, my teen acne scars and my aging lines have totally melted away. At almost my 60th BD I am so pleased to be taken many years younger. I give all the credit to my wonderful Dermatologist who shares all her beauty secrets with me. Maybe it will work for you if you don’t mind your girlfriends being mad at you for having such pretty skin.
Sunscreen -Cetaphil - UVA/UVB Defense Facial Moisturizer SPF 50
ChristineN 11/7/2009 12:39:00 PM
Being a woman in her late 50s it is so wonderful to be taken for a 40 someting. This is the best allround moisterizer AND sunscreen I have used!