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u/chemkara 路 18 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

The main thing you need to concentrate on is hydration, once that issue is tackled, you might find that your skin doesn鈥檛 need all those actives but that鈥檚 for the future. For now your routine (according to your skin state right now) would look like this:


u/JLewis88 路 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Hi! I have very dry, often dehydrated, extremely sensitive/reactive skin. Pardon the following infodump :)

I have had really great results with some Asian skincare! I have used the following products with great success:

Banila Co Nourishing Cleansing Balm for Dry Skin - Double cleansing has changed my life, no hyperbole. I don't get tiny blackheads any more. I use this first, and the idea is that it washes away any oil soluble stuff, like sebum, sunscreen, makeup, etc.

Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - Even if you only want to use one cleanser, I recommend this over Cetaphil any day. It is super gentle and does not dry out my skin AT ALL, even when I was using it alone before I started double cleansing. You only need the tiniest amount and it foams up into a rich, satisfying lather, so the bottle lasts forever.

Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner - I use this after cleansing and allow it to soak in entirely before any next step. If my skin is particularly dehydrated I do it a couple few times.

Hada Labo Japan Gokujun Premium - This is a serum type product that has 4 molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid AND urea, both of which dry skin is severely lacking. Helps me get my glow on. (tip: HA works by attaching to water molecules, so if you live in a dry climate you will need to spritz your face with water after this soaks in and allow the HA to do its thing)

CeraVe PM - This is pricier than CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but I have found that my face likes it so much more. It soaks right in.

I love Asian skincare because for the most part you can find reasonably priced products that are formulated to let the active ingredients truly shine with no excess nonsense. I never used anything but Cetaphil until this year because my skin is SO sensitive, I can't even use regular laundry detergent. Discovering Asian skincare has been wonderful and I am truly excited about my results! If you are interested in learning more r/AsianBeauty is an amazing resource.

u/DragonBorn76 路 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

For your melasma , I would use a sunblock, most of the time that is caused by sun exposure so you don't want to undo whatever treatment for them you are doing.

For sunblock I would explore the Asian brands which designed to be cosmetically elegant and even if you buy them online, they aren't usually too expensive. A really popular brand is Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. It can be purchased on Amazon. Another brand , Canmake gets really good reviews here on Reddit for being moisturizing and working well under makeup. It is moisturizing as well so during the day you probably won't need a separate moisturizer .

I would skin the brightening face washes and invest in face washes which will be gentle and non-drying. Facewashes aren't on the skin long enough IMO to really help.

Just depending how bad your melasma is , it just may not be able to correct using OTC products. It may need laser treatment but a few things you can try which is known to help is hydroquinone and 20% glycolic acid ( you will want to build up tolerance to 20% ).

I would also add vitamin C serum for skin brightening .

For a moisturizer , I love La Roche-Posay double repair. It has Niacinamide which has anti-aging benefits and it's very moisturizing. If you DO use the glycolic acid peels you will want something like this that can help restore your moisture barrier.

u/RatherNotRegister 路 6 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I see "crows feet" and I think "dehydrated". So.

  1. Replace your exfoliant with CeraVe Hydrating facial cleanser. It's not going to feel like your face is clean for the first like week to two weeks because you're probably used to the very squeaky clean (stripped) feeling. But focus on how your skin feels about two minutes after you pat it dry - that clean-but-not-desert feeling is delightful.

  2. Add a purely hydrating layer. Depending on what type of environment you're in, that might be Hada Labo lotion or a serum. If you're in a dryer area, you probably want a glycerine-based serum or lotion rather than a hyaluronic acid based one, as HA can actually draw water from your skin if there isn't enough in the air.

  3. Consider a thicker night cream like CeraVe in the tub, Jason Gentle Basics night cream, or (again depending on your area) a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to help your skin keep the moisture in it. If you're in central California or the south - somewhere with humid air - putting your hydrating layer on, sitting for a minute or two, then finishing with Vaseline might be enough. If you're in Tucson, you're probably going to want something like the CeraVe in the tub or the Jason to add additional layers of hydration to your skin.

  4. As /u/glittercrotch said, r/asianbeauty is a great resource. There are lots of skincare companies in various Asian countries that have affordable, high quality products that you can get on Amazon. The Hada Labo lotion is one, and you might check out something like the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel-Cream for your thicker cream step.
u/Madky67 路 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

Your shampoo could be the cause. I would definitely start using an aha and or bha product. I would use a gentle cleanser like vanicream Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser with Pump Dispenser | Fragrance, Gluten and Sulfate Free | For Sensitive Skin | 8 Ounce then a good toner like MIZON Aha & Bha Daily Clean Toner, 5.07 Fluid Ounce there is also a different selection on this mizon toner for a aha serum. I haven't tried it but I am planning on buying it. I really love Cosrx products. I use the COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, 100ml a lot because it uses a different form of salicylic acid which great for sensitive skin, plus this is moisturizing.

Edit I would also recommend Jason dandruff shampoo Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo 12 oz it has the bha salicylic acid and sulfer which help exfolites your scalp. If you do have fungal acne or are having a reaction to your shampoo this is a good choice. I have been dealing with a dry scalp and then it turns into dandruff, after 4 uses my scalp looks so much better

u/wildeflowers 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

ACK, not the St. Ives. Those walnut shells are variably shaped and can really scratch the skin. St. Ives is generally hated. If she uses an acid exfoliants, she should not use a physical exfoliant anyway. This is the one I was talking about., but again, you should choose one or the other, NOT both. I'd go with a chemical exfoliant, like the lactic acids below, because they can't leave microabrasians.

I'd recommend the Ordinary one if you are looking for a budget option, rather than a random, no name brand. If you want a more luxurious options Sunday Riley Good Genes is a good option. You can probably get the ordinary in Canada for less directly from them, not amazon.

Yes, the hydro boost is great. If her skin isn't super dry, it should work well for her.

Again, I'd go with a more known brand than a private label unknown for a night cream. She can use the hydro boost at night too, but if she needs more moisture (I do, personally), you might need something a little heavier. It's hard for me to recommend a night cream without knowing your budget or her skin type.

u/BeckysMamma 路 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

This one isn't specifically for the eye area but I really like how it goes on my skin. I put it on right after I use bakuchiol. I follow up with a primer. Even after using all this my makeup goes on perfectly. The Purito sunscreen (PURITO Centella Green Level Safe Sun SPF50+ PA++++,Broad Spectrum UVA1,2,UVB/oil-free suncream/non-nano system, Acne-prone skin) feels good but isn't moisturizing but the bakuchiol is moisturizing enough so it works out. I highly recommend it!

u/shupyourface 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I picked up a MUCH better routine so day-to-day it鈥檚 better than when I was younger, but I have some residual sun spots that I want to zap off in the near future. My frown lines also started to settle, so hiiiii forehead Botox (zero ragrets).

Here鈥檚 my routine:




Paula鈥檚 Choice SKIN RECOVERY Replenishing Moisturizer


EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30

If I鈥檓 putting on makeup, I try to use a primer to protect my skin and give me a lil glow:

COVER FX Illuminating Primer


Wash off makeup:

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

Treat spots:

Paula鈥檚 Choice RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

Nightly AHA:

Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum, 14% Glycolic AHA

If I鈥檓 breaking out:

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant


Paula鈥檚 Choice SKIN RECOVERY Replenishing Moisturizer

The occasional OCM:

Johnson's Baby Oil With Shea & Cocoa Butter

u/ec-vt 路 3 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

If you have dry/sensitive skin and live in dry climate, I would suggest to only rinse your face with cold water in the morning.

In your morning routine, I would apply the Cosrx essence after Klairs toner. The oil would prevent the essence from absorption. In the winter (AM) I would also add a barrier repairing element (Stratia Liquid Gold, CeraVE PM lotion [4% niacinimide], or Dr. Jart Ceramide products) to maintain the moisture in the dry indoor/outdoor climate.

Consider Laneige skin cream for extra moisture in the winter AM.

In the PM routine, again, I would apply the Cosrx essence right after Klairs toner. I don't have sensitive skin so all of the TO retinol in squalane is very gentle on my face. I have since moved on to A313 a French OTC Vitamin A pommade. This pommade is very occlusive so you may not need to use the Cicaplast Baume unless your skin is very irritated. After this tube I'm considering moving onto tretinoin. If you are interested in A313 then read this post by TheSkincareEdit.


For a stand alone SPF I love my EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45. It's a physical UV filter so my eyes aren't irritated even if I get up close to the lower lash. It uses nano zinc oxide as a filter, so there will be some white cast but it subsides after 5-10 minutes (I don't mind it). You can use it on your arms as well and it is very hydrating.


If you are concerned with anti-aging treatment then you cannot neglect the eyes. I use ColorScience Total Eye 3-in-1 (I would shop a better price than Amazon). I would apply Dr. Brenner L-Ascorbic up to my lash line and use an eye SPF to prevent pigmentation around my eyes. TO caffeine and ECGC serum is really good for puffy eyes - one drop for both eyes. TO also has argireline which tightens the skin (been described as botox in a bottle). This is on my wishlist to try next. Niod Fractionated eye contour concentrated is a good product for your eye. Copper peptide is also good for anti-aging. TO has it in the new Buffet formula or the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate. The copper peptide, supposedly, keeps your skin in a state of repair. See review here.

u/snoring_portal 路 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk - It doesn't make my skin feel tight and I haven't experienced any build-up yet, which is a huge problem with my skin and using some cleansers without exfoliation. I use micellar water after this if I'm using foundation because it doesn't get everything by itself, but for morning and non-makeup use, it's perfect. I rinse it off with water but it says you can also just wipe it off.

Heritage Store Rosewater - THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE. I don't care if it's a placebo effect, it feels wonderful on my skin, it smells magnificent, and it doesn't make me break out. I use it under Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which has hyaluronic acid, and together they moisturize my skin much better than with the lotion alone. (Pretty sure I've been drying my skin out by not moistening my skin first XD)

Cosmetic cornstarch - Brah. If your sunscreen and/or makeup leaves you looking like an oil slick, get this. It's super cheap ($1.50!!!) and is the main ingredient in a lot of makeup setter powders anyway. (I also tried the rice powder but it made my foundation weirdly patchy.)

u/MyDogsHuman 路 3 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I've been using that I get on Amazon and its been great on my skin. I got it about a month ago and its really working on my freckles and generally brightening my skin. I've tried retinoids in the past and it always made me break out in a rash. Like immediately. This stuff just feels so good on the skin and really moisturizes. No dryness. It seems to last a long time cuz I've been using it every morning after I wash my face and there's still like half a bottle. I'm not sure how it works except its supposed to support cellular turnover etc. So glad I discovered it since I really don't like using retinoids. I haven't had any purging.

u/iuodgeekmom 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I really like this Neutrogena retinol moisturizer: although I've been using retinol serums I discovered on Amazon as well. Another poster mentioned the Instanatural brand and I've been experiementing with that and like it. Roc makes a good one, too:

Also vitamin C serums are great. Instead of Vaseline on your face maybe consider Coconut oil. That stuff is da bomb.

u/valentinedoux 路 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

I like multi-angle rollers better than straight rollers.

u/sarabeacher 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

My bad! I totally missed that. I don't have oily skin myself, however most people that do say washing their face only at night before bed with a gentle foaming cleanser (like Cerave foaming) and then just splashing with water or micellar water in the AM has helped their skin from producing so much oil. So you would wash at night, use your toner, and then your moisturizer. In the AM, splash with water or use micellar water on a cotton round, use your toner, and then moisturize and use sunscreen. This is the sunscreen my husband uses and loves. It's tinted so there is no white cast, and actually helps control oil. Don't be put off that it's tinted, it literally just disappears once you rub it in. Here is a link to the Cerave foaming cleanser. Link to the Cerave PM moisturizer. Now, I wouldn't buy everything at once and start this new routine. You will want to use something for a week or so and see if you have any reactions, that way if you break out or have an allergic reaction you will know what product caused it. If you want to use micellar water, I really like the brand Simple. As for the sunscreen, try to get into the habit of using it everyday. Even if you're inside. No need to use it at night tho. :-) I think you will notice a huge difference in your skin with this routine. Check out the r/skincareaddiction when you get a chance. After you get used to this new routine you will to start exfoliating, I prefer chemicals to exfoliate. So you can read up on the different types and what you think would work best. But remember to space everything out so your skin doesn't freak out. I would start with the face wash and sunscreen first, and go from there. If you have anymore questions let me know!

u/SpecialSnowflakeSkin 路 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Disclaimer: Am a chick so I don't know shit about shaving the face/dryness from shaving/not shaving/whatevs.. However, the pimples with the whisker hairs man. I used to get this terrible ingrown hair pimple on my eyebrow. I think because I shaved those suckers off when I was a kid. ANYWAYS, a nice BHA cleared that right up. Also takes care of.. more delicate areas that are prone to those. I use the Cosrx BHA liquid once a day. You could try that and see if that helps. You def need to use a moisturizer every day if you use the BHA liquid. It's a little drying and can cause a brief period of purging where your skin breaks out.

Every single neutrogena product I've used has dried the hell out of my face/burned like the a thousand fiery suns. I switched to an Asian cleanser that is super gentle. It's about the only thing I can use without wanting to peel my skin off.

I also use a Japanese SPF because their SPF is so much better than American SPF. It doesn't have that funky sunscreen smell and feels like a lotion.

I don't use toner so I can't help with that one.

And my general go to recs for moisturizer involve snail slime and idk how you feel about that.

Skincare is a lot of trial and error in my experience. You kinda have to search for things that work for you.

u/casualtweed 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I wear an epically huge wide brimmed visor, which covers my ears, most of my scalp and allows for a pony tail. Similar to these.


u/undarkwren 路 2 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I would take a second look at that Effeclar foaming cleanser too. It has SLS as an ingredient (makes the foam), which can cause a lot of irritation. If you enjoy La Roche Posay, they do make a hydrating cleanser which might be better. I like this one too.

u/agitatedlending 路 4 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

thoughts and prayers, this should help relieve any irritation caused by the ancient hand soap spirits in a few days

u/Peaches80 路 13 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I'm currently using the one from Wildland Botanicals. It's on Amazon. Really happy with this oil.

u/ooana 路 11 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I donno if it鈥檚 been suggested here before....

I highly recommend a book by Chizu Saeke that came out a few years ago.

It鈥檚 a quick, non-preachy or alarmist read that keeps things simple with a focus on how the Japanese culture prioritizes moisture to combat aging and why it works and how to do it well.

Japanese skin care is pretty simple and not necessarily costly. I highly recommend the book to anyone who pays attention to their skin.

No pushing of products or procedures either. No pressure to spend on luxury or trends. No requirement to buy Asian products only.

u/sleepymooo 路 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare


I have this problem literally every day. Thank you for this!

u/ellebee83 路 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

In the US you can buy it on Amazon too. I think this is the PM moisturizing lotion we鈥檙e talking about here

u/LookAtYouArh 路 9 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

There's also a laundry additive that's supposed to make any clothes act the same. I haven't tried it though, so I can't speak to its efficacy.

u/stonecats 路 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

if you rub itchy eyelids, a drop of this sooth them;