In Need of a Good Skin Care Product for Adult

Updated on January 20, 2010
J.M. asks from Rockwall, TX
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I've had to combat acne throughout my teen years, 20's, and now that I'm in my mid-30's, I'm still trying to get rid of them (along with fine lines and sunspots). My skin is sensitive. It can be oily or dry depending on the day. And it gets worse during my period Any of you have tried a product that is great, and doesn't dry up my skin too much?

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S.S.

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Shaklee Enfuselle! No more acne, cleared up the acne scars, no wrinkles, no dry skin! I have used it since it came out 15 or so years ago. I still get carded, when in truth my daughter and her husband will make me a grandma in July.

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J.M.

answers from Dallas on

I see that you've had many responses. I have been using the line from acne.org (I tried Proactiv-did not work). It's really the only thing that has worked for me. I have dry sensitive skin, too, and these products are not harsh. The set also lasts about 6 months and is very affordable.
Good luck!

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M.R.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J.,
I also have sensitive and tend to have mild acne breakouts when I'm pregnant. I have used Dermalogica 15 or more years with great results. You can buy it at Ulta and also at a few different spas around Dallas. They have a few different types of cleansers but I would recommend you start with the AntiBac (not harsh at all) and active moist lotion. They have all kinds of creams to choose from. Good luck.
M.

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V.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J.,
Enfuselle is a skin care line from Shaklee. These products are so awesome and have 8 patents on them. They are vitamins for the skin. In three days, I could count the wrinkles that were gone from my skin (I took a "before" photo or I would have believed it.) I didn't have acne but some blemishes. Those and my redish areas were also cleared up in less than a month. My skin was so soft and hydrated.
These products are 100% guaranteed for satisfaction or your money back. You can check them out at http://www.shaklee.net/healthforlife
Let me know if you want a sample.
Victoria

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M.A.

answers from Dallas on

Hello J.!

I saw a few people mention Arbonne. I wanted to give you a little more information on it.

All of Arbonne's products are:
Ph Correct (correct the acid mantle - first line of defense against toxins, germs, etc)

Dermatologist tested (tested under the supervision of an independent dermatologist)

Botanically based (uses herbs and botanicals as the basis of formulation)

Never tested on animals (no need to none of our ingredients are harmful to humans)

Vegan certified (contains no animal products or by-products)

No Mineral Oil (Cheap filler with no benefit)

Hypoallergenic (don't use harsh chemicals or fragrances known to cause allergic reactions - we test to a 0% rating as opposed to the 4% that is recommended)

The anti-aging line has nanosphere technology which detects whats wrong with your skin (if it's dry gives you moisture if it's oily it will absorb oil.)

I use the anti-aging line everyday and absolutely love it. If you'd like before and after pics please let me know I will email them to you. If you'd like a sample please let me know, we can either get together for a facial or I can send you a sample.

I hope this info helps.

Take care and God bless!

M.

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C.T.

answers from Dallas on

I second the mom who said Clinique is a great product. I have used it since I was a teenager and love it.

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B.L.

answers from Dallas on

I would recommend Arbonne products. I can give you the name of my rep. She would be a good one to talk to because she has struggled with those same problems as an adult adn has kept them in check with the products. Another grocery store option would be the Aveeno clear complexion cream cleanser. I use it when I run out of Arbonne. It is good for the winter because it is very moisturizing but not oily (2 VERY different things) i talso has little exfoliating beads that get all the makeup and dead skin off with out being harsh.

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B.Z.

answers from Dallas on

I have always battled acne and even went through a horrible time with acne drugs in my 20's. Microderm abrasion and a mild acid peel two years ago has made my skin so much smoother and brighter. It helped smooth out my deep acne scars. I don't have the extra money anymore to go to a professional, but the drug store micro derm products really do work. I still break out at age 32, but using a moisturizer with salacylic acid keeps my skin smooth and controls the major flare-ups. My mom is 57 and still suffers from acne, so I just do my best to control it.

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P.M.

answers from Dallas on

The Burt's Bees product line has been a life saver for me. I'm in my 40's and had an acne breakout recently. It's been over 15 years since the last one...They have an acne product I am using and it's working as well as moisturizers that will match your 'day'.

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T.P.

answers from Washington DC on

I LOVE Arbonne's products! They have been the only ones that have worked for me as well as the ABC Baby products for my little one.

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L.S.

answers from Dallas on

If it is severe, I suggest seeing a dermatologist about Accutane. I took it as a teen and again after my son was born, I was 27. Also, check out acne.org. There is a great blog system of suggestions. I have been using his system for a few months and it seems to work. I use the Acne Free cleanser, Neutrogena On the Spot and a Neutrogune lotion (all purchsed at WalMart). I also use a different, richer cream for my eyes (I am 40). If you check out the acne.org website, you will understand the product selection.

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T.F.

answers from Dallas on

I have used Clinique products since I was about 11 yrs old. I am now 48 and I pass for early 30's.

They have great quality products, also recommended by top notch dermatologists. Also, if you purchase a product and you don't like it...they will take it back. I personally prefer to work with a Clinique rep at the higher end department stores. These reps work for Clinique and they know the products very well and can help you find what is best for you.

My 14 yr old daughter has used Clinique since she was about 10. Since she is a teen, to be proactive and prevent blemishes she uses the Acne wash and the gel moisturizer.

I use the Repairwear series of products now and I love them.

We are both very diligent with our skin care and we never go to bed without a good cleasne and moisturizers.

We both have good skin and I do attribute it to our habits and Clinique.

If you need a top notch dermatologist....Dr. Allen Menter and his team located at downtown Baylor are fantastic. They have a website www.texasderm.com Dr. Menter and his PA's are highly regarded in the industry, the dont' push other products and they do a great job.

Good luck.

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K.T.

answers from Dallas on

J.,
I have had good luck with a skin line called Skinlogics for Sensitive skin. It has a cleasner, calming lotion (instead of toner) amd a moisturizer. The line is;
fragrance-free
dye-free
oil-free
gluten-free

I started with buying a trial size set from my rep that was only $12. If you are interested, I would be glad to get a trial size set for you.

Sicerely,
K. T.
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N.P.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J.!! I have had similar problems with my skin growing up too. I have found great results in Mary Kay skin care. It's #1 in the nation and I have had amazing results!! I fell in love with the products and now sell them! I would love to offer you a complimentary facial. I too am a FT mom of a 2 yr old boy and a 4 month old baby girl. For giving Mary Kay a try I would love to offer you a free facial and a free gift. Let me know what you think! Have a great day!

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L.T.

answers from Dallas on

I am in the same boat. I love love love Patricia Wexler products from Bath and Body. The serum is wonderful. You have to use it everyday for a few weeks and you will see huge improvements.

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W.C.

answers from Miami on

I found the best skin care line. I have rosacea which makes my skin ultra sensitive and it gets red and inflamed. It's also oily but gets dried out because of the rosacea. To make matters worse I can't put anything on it because it gets more irritated. In my thirties I started to get those brownish sunspots along my cheekbones and said that's it I need to do something. I tried a moisturizer and mask from a company called Clear Blue Aromatherapy and my skin is completely better. Even the spots faded. I use the moisturizer every day. I can't say enough good things about it. It's all natural and totally affordable. TRY IT NOW!!! You will be so happy you did. My skin is so clear people don't even believe me when I tell them I have rosacea. http://www.clearbluearomatherapy.com/RACday.html

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J.B.

answers from Tyler on

I love DHC skincare products. It's natural and they offer products for all skin types as well as skin problems. I think the web site is www.dhccare.com but you can google DHC and get it.

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A.J.

answers from Dallas on

I had the same problem in my early 20's. I kept breaking out and had pink scarring along my jawline. My mom was using the RE9 products from Arbonne and so I gave them a try. It cleared up with in a week and even took care of the pink spots. I tried something cheaper a few years later because of financial issues and my skin instantly started breaking out again. I immediately switched back and haven't had any problems. If you are interested let me know and I can give you the name of the consultant I use. Good Luck!

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B.B.

answers from Dallas on

I also love the RE9 line from Arbonne, but here's another way that I treated my adult zits...acupuncture!

I went to Dr. Steve Homoky (Coit & Spring Creek, ###-###-####), and for the price of a couple of visits, he regulated my hormones with needles only. No drugs, no herbal concoctions, just using the needles to unblock and balance the energy meridians that govern the hormones. Not only did my skin clear up, my PMS went away, too! He does use acupressure too, so if you are needle-phobic, you can go that route, but I have found greater relief from the use of needles. I use his services now for many other things these days, as well...

My skin is still sensitive, but now it's not breaking out due to my cycle. Good luck!

S.M.

answers from Dallas on

I love Mary Kay... and no I don't sell it, I just use it, I find that sometimes when switching to MK it takes a few days to transition and you might get a break out (while you skin is clearing out all it's built up dirt and grime) but if you continue to use it it works great!!!

bonus, it is fully refundable if it doesn't work out for you!

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T.P.

answers from Dallas on

Hi, J.! This can be so challenging.....and frustrating! I have been selling Mary Kay for 9 years and have two lines of skin care you might want to research via my website at www.marykay.com/tpreston. TimeWise is anti aging - and comes in both normal and oily formulas. We also have acne treatment products. Velocity is our skin care for acne prone teenagers but I have many adults using this product as well. VERY affordable and it's a 3-in-1 cleanser which cleans, masks and tones your skin in one step! $10 for 2-3 months use. A great deal for super looking skin. 100% satisfaction guarantee, free shipping and 20% off your first order! God bless and have a Merry Christmas! T.

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C.S.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J., I went through the exact same story as you, and spent tons of money on tyring different skin care products. You really do have to try a bunch to find the one that works best for your skin. Here is the product that changed my skin www.mysheernaturals.com/fenix

I was so impressed with the Fenix products, I met with the company owner and now carry the line alongside my mineral makeup, which I created for my sensitive skin. I do have tons of customer testimonies for both products if you want to research it further. I hope you can find that perfect skin care that works for you.

C.

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M.O.

answers from Dallas on

Try Serious Skin Care. They have many different products for all types of skin. You can find the products on the HSN. My mom and I both use the products and both love it. http://beauty.hsn.com/serious-skin-care_c-bs_a-146_xc.aspx

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U.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J.,

I recommend Dermalogica ( I have tried a slew of products and finally settled with this one).

Try the hydrating booster which keeps the skin hydrated without making it oily.

NOTE: I would order them on the web as the product is lot more expensive when you buy it at Salons or Ulta.

U.

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L.N.

answers from Dallas on

I would like to service you with Mary Kay products. You can try them with a complimentary facial and see how it works before you buy them. If you would like this contact me at [email protected]____.com Luck!
L.

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D.P.

answers from Cincinnati on

this is where I found help they have a website where you can order or you can order by catalog anyways they are wonderful!!! check them out at http://www.switchingstores.com/fourply

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C.B.

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J.,

I have always dealt with acne and crazy combination skin. I recently started using Nicole Miller products and the Zap It kit from Melaleuca. I am a loyal customer to Melaleuca and absolutely LOVE all of their products. They have really helped my skin in every way : ) They also have wonderful stuff to help with eczema and allergies. They are all chemical free products and work better than anything else I have ever tried. You can message me for more info.

Thanks,
C.
Building Healthy Homes and Healthy Incomes!
www.AttainingMyDreams.com

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L.S.

answers from Dallas on

Hey, you're reading my mail! I have the same issues! Mid-thirties, light acne that explodes during my period- scars every time (good thing I found a gentle skin lightener!).

I bet you are estrogen dominant like I was. Go to www.johnleemd.com and take their 'test.' It is a series of 6 symptom areas that let you know if you are deficient or excess in progesterone, estrogen, androgens, testosterone, etc. If you are estrogen dominant, the treatment is simple (and has helped my skin so much!). Progesterone cream during the 2nd half of your cycle.

The one I use is from Arbonne International. My endocrinologist likes it because it has a metered pump for even dosing, and the dosing is physiological dose, not pharmacological (too much). I have an endo doc because my thyroid quit after having cancer 9 years ago. Lovely, huh! Makes me very thankful and a true research nerd for the rest of my blessed life!

If you need ordering info (and a discount that makes it more economical than buying at a compound pharmacy), write me back. Progesterone cream, lightening night serum, and a perfect concealer have changed my entire complexion- and self-esteem!

The Best to you this Christmas,
L.

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S.V.

answers from Dallas on

I had been going to dermatologists for years off and on since I was in my teens now in my 30's. When I was pregnant I got really bad acne but did not want to take any of the prescribed drugs. A friend suggested Proactive and now I'm hooked. Unlike the medications I got from my Dr. it does not make my face more oily but actually balances it out. It did take about a week for my face to get use to it but after that I had no more breakouts. They do have a line of moisturizers but I have found you can use any age deifying one you like with the products also.

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B.L.

answers from Dallas on

Melaleuca has some great products for adults w ith acne. Contact me & I will tell you how to get hold of them.

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B.W.

answers from Dallas on

I'm 47, still dealing with acne and have tried lots of skin care lines. It's pricey but I love Kate Sommerville-I found it at Neiman-Marcus. Get some samples and see if it's worth considering.

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H.M.

answers from Dallas on

The best I have found is Arbonne. I know others have said the same thing but I figured the more people recommending it the better.

God Bless!

H.

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D.F.

answers from Dallas on

Hello J....I am a lic.facial therapist and I suggest cleansing the inner body out...I use CKLS or LBS and Skin Detox internally alone with Natria Skincare products externally. Mostly you need to start on the inside. Feel free to call me ###-###-####c.

Agape' and Blessing,
Denice Ford

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A.F.

answers from Dallas on

J.,

I use nutritional supplement that has helped me to have clear skin as well as my teen age daughter. The issue is from inside. So, if you would like go to http://foryourhealth.reliv.com and check out the products. These are very safe even pregnant are taking them as their prenatal vitamins.

Let me know if you need more details.

A.

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M.F.

answers from Dallas on

J., I have been in the skincare industry for several years. The Galvanic Spa is incredible and wonderful on fine lines, sunspots and breakout. You can check out my website for all the information. You can also contact me through the website and I will show you how to purchase everything at wholesale. The products are all natural and very good on sensitive skin. My website is www.fogel.nsedreams.com. I look forward to hearing back from you. By the way, our products come with a money back guarantee! M.

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J.C.

answers from Dallas on

You could try Body Dynamics. It's done wonders for my skin and you don't have to pay department store prices for a vastly better product.

http://www.bodydynamics.com/

Brenda, the owner, is a local business woman who looks amazing for her age and has worked hard at making an inexpensive facial line that works.

I've tried other things and paid way more money and always come back to her products.

You could also try NuSkin, they have a galvanic device that gets rid of acne and fine lines. My friend sells it and could give you a free demo. I just bought one last month from her and I already look 5 years younger! Her nephew uses it for his acne after trying everything else.

Her name is Sylvia Williams - ###-###-####

Good luck!

J.

J.R.

answers from Dallas on

I love my Khiel's products. You can stop by Neimans or Nordstroms and they are always very generous with samples of things for you to try before you buy. I swear by it. :)

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L.H.

answers from Dallas on

Ditto on clinique! 7 day scrub is great I've been happy with all the skin care products I've gotten from there.

DDF (can buy at sephora) has a clay like sulphur mask that really gets the grime out of the blackheads I fight on my nose. My skin is nice and tight when I'm done.

Philosophy (Sephora) has a great peel called the microdelivery peel. Your face is super smooth and bright when you're done.

Those are my three faves right now.

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S.C.

answers from Dallas on

I too had the same problem. I have been using products (came as a kit) from a company called HELLOGORGEOUS.com. I have met the owner of the company and you will not believe how old she is! Check out her website and her story! Now the one thing she added to my skin care is to take "Skin Zinc" (sold by her also). But that has been the biggest change for me. I ran out of the skin zinc and sure enough, problems resurfaced...you just have to try for yourself but I can not say enough about what she and her company have done for me... Check her out...it is a bit expenseive but well worth it! S. C. in Flower Mound

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K.H.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J., I see you have had lots of responses so what's one more, lol. I am 55 & have uses everything you can think of except proactive. My niece loves it. I sold Mary Kay years ago and still love their foundation. One of my nieces started selling Beauty Control a couple of years ago & I tryed it but only this past winter I started using their full cleansing line & I love it. I have had so many people ask if I've had work done on my face & told that I look 10 years younger. So you might consider that. Also, Clinique has a generic lin at Walmart Called Jane just in case you're interested in the makeup line. Good luck & hope you find something that works. Merry Christmas to you & yours. God Bless you all.

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R.K.

answers from Dallas on

Dear J.,
I personally have very oily, acne prone skin that can still peel and be dry. I found that once I had a skin care routine that was customized to my skin I now have smooth and almost flawless skin! I contribute it to my Mary Kay products. My consultant didn't take very good care of me so I decided to do it myself. From my personal experience I now take care of other's skin as I run my own Mary Kay business. All of my products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed so you will never have a drawer full of buying mistakes. My job is to allow you to try before you buy and customize your products to cater to what your specific needs are. If you would like to see and feel the products and ask as many questions as you would like simply let me know. Whatever works great for you is great for me.

Understanding what you are going through,
R.
[email protected]____.com
www.marykay.com/rkuipers
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S.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hi J.,
My name is S. and I'm a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. Have you ever tried our products? We have products to help with your acne, fine lines, and sun spot needs. If you would like to try some of these products for FREE, send me an email to [email protected]____.com or you can go to my website www.marykay.com/scox54 for my contact information. I feel that we have the products you need and I would love the opportunity to try to help you! Our products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so if you don't like a product you can get a full refund or exchange it, unlike store bought items. Look forward to hearing from you!

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S.B.

answers from Dallas on

J.,

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