JuJu
2 months ago

New routine

What can I add to improve this. please?

AM - Everyday
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Pycnogenol 5% The Ordinary - Pycnogenol 5%
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20% Vitamin C Radiance Strength Serum Revolution Skincare - 20% Vitamin C Radiance Strength Serum
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Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
PM - Everyday
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Skincare 1% Retinol Super Intense Serum Revolution - Skincare 1% Retinol Super Intense Serum
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Revolution Skincare Retinol Overnight Cream Revolution Beauty - Revolution Skincare Retinol Overnight Cream
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No.1: broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher in the AM (this is a real skincare game changer).

I'd also recommend to upgrade your vitamin C serum. The current one contains a relatively small concentration of the ascorbic acid. Better options:

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/timeless-skin-care-usa-20-vitamin-c-e-ferulic-acid-serum

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-resist-c15-super-booster

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/cerave-skin-renewing-vitamin-c-serum

Also you have retinol as the main active in both of your PM products. The serum contains 1% of retinol, and it is the highest concentration available (and also you probably don't really want to go higher because of the irritation risk). So I won't repurchase the Retinol Overnight cream, and go for a moisturizer with other actives instead (niacinamide and peptides would be good candidates). For example:

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/e-l-f-cosmetics-fragrance-free-holy-hydration-face-cream

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/developed-by-neogenlab-probiotics-youth-relief-cream

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/cetaphil-healthy-radiance-night-cream (doesn't contain peptides but an excellent moistruizer with a good concentration of niacinamide)

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Oops, sorry, I've confused your Revolution Vitamin C serum with another product. The concentration of ascorbic acid in your product is good, but the problem is the essential oils in it - it greatly increases the chance of irritation and is not a good idea when your goal is bright, even-toned skin (irritation can result in pigmentation issues). Apologies for the confusion!

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Thank you very much for your helpful feedback & recommendations, Maria. I'm 56, so I need all the help I can get on the anti-ageing front! I have been a loyal user of The Ordinary for many years, until I happened by chance upon this website, thank goodness. Searched my products & realised they weren't as good as claimed. After using your website I've made a few changes, thank you once again

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