Skin care lines for women over 50 Hot Conversation

I hear conflicting information: don’t waste your money on expensive products, anything will do, to articles that say I should buy stuff such as Prevage or other fancy lines if you want to slow down wrinkles. Anyone using stuff such as retin-a? I need some information.

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  1. Generic Image betty frederick says

    I have used NutriC by Arbonne for about 3 years now and love it.  I have sensitive skin with a tendency to redness and this has helped alot.

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    • DianeW DianeW says

      Does this require a prescription?  I have fair sensitive skin. 

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      • Generic Image Shelby Jean Etheredge says

        I believe Arbonne is sold by distributors from their homes.  I get my gels for my hand held spa along with all my other beauty products on line with a 100% money back guarantee.  I love that it is delivered to my door and I can try them, knowing that if I don’t like them I don’t have to be stuck with products I won’t use.

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  2. Generic Image betty frederick says

    I have used NutriC by Arbonne for about 3 years now and love it.  I have sensitive skin with a tendency to redness and this has helped alot.

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  3. Generic Image juliakimkane says

    I am a great fan of Retin A.  Once I went through the somewhat difficult first steps of sloughing off all of the layers of dead skin – -  it’s not a pretty sight – -  I found glowing skin below.  My very skeptical husband noticed a change and is now a supporter.  The maintenance is no big deal.  The only make up I use know is a bit of powder.

    You do need a prescription, however, to be able to obtain it in sufficient strength to be effective. (I also obtained tubes from others brought from abroad where prescriptions are not necessary.) I should note that I am Asian-American and my experience may not be the same for women with  fair skin.  Do consult with a dermatologist.

     

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    • Generic Image Shelby Jean Etheredge says

      I use a hand held galvanic spa to rid my face of impurities and apply uplifting gels with the same spa to help reduce the visible signs of aging.  I only did half my face the first time and the results were amazing.  I would recommend it as it is gentle, not abrasive and a prescription is not necessary.  Maintenance is minimal. 

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    • Generic Image Jan123 says

      You can buy Retin A through Medmex.com. It is shipped right to your house. No Rx needed

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  4. Generic Image Nana says

    I’ve recently discovered Aloe Vera Products.   I love the whole line including their make up.  It’s called Forever Living Products Canada Inc.   http://www.foreverliving.com

    I love my girl too……..she brings it to my office.

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  5. Generic Image jay1959 says

    I think most research has shown that there is not much of a difference whether you spend $20.00 or $200.00.  I know that Olay is suppose to have some nice anti-aging products.  I just started using a skin care line that is all organic called Nuture My Body.  So far so good.  You can’t prevent the wrinkles, just smooth them out a bit.  I have also thought about trying Retin A as well as a chemical peel.  I’m a little nervous about the peel since it can burn your skin, and there are too many so called professionals out there that don’t know what they’re doing.  It will take you at least 6 weeks of using a product to notice anything.  Good Luck! 

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  6. Seawriter Seawriter says

    I have used everything from the high-priced department store lines and the products only a dermatologist can sell, to the ones you can buy at any drugstore. Right now I’m basically settled around a line called Dermalogica.

    However, I think the underlying reasons something works or doesn’t work is to a great extent beyond our control: heredity. Besides being born with good genes, the best things you can do for yourself are not smoke, eat nutritionally, sleep well, exercise to keep your circulation pumping, not drink very much alcohol, drink plenty of water, and stay away from too much sun. Omega-3 oil is a good supplement for skin care.

    Advertisers lead us to believe we can undo things we did in our 20s (frying under the summer sun the way I did, for example) by buying a magic potion. Really, we all know better, but hope springs eternal. Maybe we can erase a few lines from our faces, but then there’s the backs of our hands, our necks, and everything else. 

    W’re getting older. Think of Meryl Streep in It’s Complicated: her wrinkles and brown spots showed, and they were part of her charm.

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  7. Cheat and Lose Weight! Cheat and Lose Weight! says

    I have been using Avon products for the last 3 years. Is expensive and work great. They have prodcuts for different ages!

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  8. Generic Image Anitaroz says

    I have been using Serious Skin Care for 3 years now and LOVE the product it has helped with elasticity  and brightness, there are several “age groups” available I use the Extreme C line and also have started using her Plant Stem Cell line.  I don’t have a great problem with wrinkles (good genes) but the sagging skin was definitely beginning and I noticed a grayness to my complexion which is now gone.  HSN carries her line.

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  9. cindyjoe cindyjoe says

    The skin care line i have been using works My skin has tightened up in just 3 weeks. I have used lazer before and expensive products and I am so pleased with this its really working. You can go to my bio and learn more.

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    • Generic Image grandmag says

      I went to your bio but couldn’t find the name of the product you recommend. I need lots of

      tightening as I’m 61.  Could you give me the name?  Thanks

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  10. SuzanneInSilverado SuzanneInSilverado says

    I LOVE the Monarch Beauty Products… what a difference. My skin glows now and I’m over 60. I used to use the drugstore anti-aging products…just about all brands and they worked when I was in my early 50′s … Monarch Beauty products are more expensive but they’re worth it…love them…

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  11. Generic Image Reva Albright says

    For skin cleanser I use just bar soap, a nice soap from France with olive oil, and L’Occitane pure sheabutter for moisturizer. My skin looks at least 10 years younger than my 57 years, I have been using this for at least 15 years. The sheabutter took some getting use to but I stuck to it and have not regretted it at all. Being well hydrated is important for skin, drinking the 8 glasses of water a day will aid in this. Drinking alcohol and caffeine in excess will also do damage to your skin. Being aware of diet has a lot to do with the condition of our skin, so eat a well balanced diet as organic as possible, (better yet grow what you can). Also the sun will damage our skin more than anything else so limit exposure and cover-up when your out getting your vitamin D. 

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  12. cecile cecile says

    Thank you, everyone, for your responses!  I did look into SeriousSkincare before–my mom has used it in the past. I “borrowed” it from her, as she wasn’t using the products she had and I liked them. Will look into the other suggestions others have shared as well.  Also, will keep attending to other responses.

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  13. DianeW DianeW says

    So many good responses; need to fine something for sensitive/pale skin. I’ll keep reading the responses..thanks

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  14. Generic Image Teresa-meeting planner says

    I’m 51 and have ‘menopausal’ acne.  Any thoughts on how to control something that my hormones create?

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    • bafun99 bafun99 says

      Don’t you hate that?? I decided to tried my daughters’s proactiv products. It clear my skin, moisturizer is very nice, not greasy.

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    • debbie-deb debbie-deb says

      I’m 55 and my dermatologist started me on a night time regime of Retin A and Obagi Blender .  I mix a ‘pea’ size amount of both between two fingers and smooth on my face at bedtime.  I have been doing this for over a year now and my skin is really smooth and virtually wrinkle free.  Works for me.  Oh, and my dermatologist also gave me a prescription for ‘Differin’ to use on occasional ‘adult’ acne breakouts.  Haven’t had to use it much though since I’ve been using the Retin A.  By the way, the Retin A and the Obagi Blender can be ordered online.  Hormones! There seems to be no escaping them :)

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  15. Generic Image boni says

    Say what you will, I know there are masny great products out there, but with a coupon I bought a bottle of the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculting Cream at the drug store and I CAN’T BELIEVE the difference. WOW!

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    • Generic Image grandmag says

      What kind of differences are you talking about and would you mind telling me your age.

      I’m 61 and considering buying some

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      • Generic Image boni says

        Grandmag: My skin feels incredibly softer and the fine lines disappearing. I’ve only been using it for a week. I’m 57. fair skinned and cannot tolerate greasy products. This Olay is light and non-greasy. It outperforms many of the higher priced skin creams hands down. I think you can get a coupon online and Walmart has competitive prices.

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      • Generic Image grandmag says

        Thanks for replying so quickly Boni!  I really need help with sagging skin especially

        under my eyes. Don’t know if it will help that or not. Sams club has two jars for

        $38.

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    • Generic Image Knowles says

      Does this really work ? I AM 57 AND NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET . how much does it cost because money is tight.

      Thanks Linda

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      • Generic Image boni says

        Knowles: It works for me. You know what they say, results may vary. I was convinced to try it after reading the reviews in SHAPE magazine where it outperformed many of the higher priced creams. I bought mine at CVS for $11.00 because I had a coupon for CVS extra Bucks and combined it with a gift card. It sells for $29.99. I think you can also download a coupon online and Walmart has the entire Olay line at considerable discounted prices. If you don’t like it…hey, take it back.

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  16. Generic Image Laurie Meaden says

    I have been using Yves Rocher for years and would highly recommend their line of products.  They are made from bottanicals and are not that expensive. 

    I have used their retinal products as well and do find they help a lot. 

    I hate to  say this but when I am truly happy is the day people notice my skin more. 

    Laurie

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  17. cecile cecile says

    I went to my dermatologist and she gave me samples of Retissa along with a prescription for it and suggested if it is too strong I should try ROC brand with retinol, an over the counter generic with the same molecules at retin a.  She also suggested I switch every other day to something with vitamin C: over the counter La Roche Pousay vitamin C cream.  This product is from Europe, although still owned by L’Oreal. American brandsof these types of products appear to be all owned by the same conglomerate, thus eliminating any real choice, giving them different fragrances to hold onto brand loyalty (seems to be the way of all things American, including pet food, but I digress). So, I will try Retissa and La Rouche Pousay, switching off. She says the price of the French product is much less than what one will find at places such as Nordstrom.

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