Jovie
4 months ago

Estee Lauder Time Zone discontinued...

My favorite skin care product I've been using for years is Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone and it's been discontinued. I've been on the hunt for something similar and I'm not finding it. I've tried so many and I'm now broken out with wrinkles! Ugh. I'm just wondering what product would be similar to the ingredients in the Estee Lauder's Time Zone. I loved the day face cream with the SPF 15. Every other day cream I've tried with sunscreen feels greasy. I have combination skin that is sensitive and tend to break out easily. Estee Lauder's Advanced Time Zone was the best product for me personally in everyway. I need recommendations on what to try next. Thank you!

Este Lauder - Advanced Time Zone SPF 15- Normal/Combination Skin
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Maria from WIMJ
1 Jul ago

Ah, I am sorry you found your favorite being discontinued! Estee Lauder has another one with a quite similar formula: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/este-lauder-resilience-multi-effect-tri-peptide-face-and-neck-creme. This moisturizer from Clinique (the same parent company as Estee Lauder) has similar ingredients, but the texture will be slightly lighter: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/clinique-even-better-skin-tone-correcting-lotion-broad-spectrum-spf-20. Another candidate: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/clinique-superdefense-spf-25-fatigue-1st-signs-of-age-multi-correcting-cream-for-combination-oily-to-oily-skin This is another option, but again, probably a lighter texture: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/aveeno-absolutely-ageless-anti-wrinkle-facial-moisturizer-with-spf-30-sunscreen-antioxidant-rich-blackberry-complex-vitamins-c-e-non-comedogenic-oil-free-moisturizer. Here is another one from Paula's Choice, but with different UV filters used (https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-defense-essential-glow-moisturizer-spf-30-full-size). Hope this helps!

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Jovie
1 Jul ago

Thank you so much for your recommendations! I had no idea Clinique was a sister company to Estee Lauder. Thats interesting because when I was younger I used a lot of the Clinique. But since I've aged it just doesn't work the same now. I have one more quick question. If I drop the SPF in a moisturizer all together what others are similar to the Time Zone? I tried the Estee Lauder resilience lift SPF 15, but it's too heavy, stings and I broke out. I'm noticing most of the moisturizers I'm trying with spf sting and I break out. I like that the time zone goes on light and doesn't feel heavy, doesn't sting, smooths wrinkles and I don't ever break out. My foundation has a sunscreen so I don't really need the SPF in my moisturizer. I just want to look good again! šŸ˜Š

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Maria from WIMJ
2 Jul ago

It could be that your skin does not like Octocrylene. It's a UV filter that is in the Resilience lift but is not in the Time Zone. Also, it seems that your skin barrier is weakened right now, and it would be a good idea to go for a fragrance-free moisturizer. Unfortunately, you cannot get a proper sun protection from dropping a sunscreen into another moisturizer. Also, the SPF in makeup is not enough if you would like to avoid the aging impact of the sun light (we would have to apply A LOT of foundation to achieve the SPF promised on the bottom + the protection often covers only half of the spectrum - UVB rays, but not UVA that also cause aging). My recommendation would be to try a very gentle fragrance-free moisturizer with mineral UV filters (they do not sting and work for most sensitive skin types). It could be that the texture feels slightly heavier, but the benefit for the skin should overweigh it. Paula's Choice has a couple of good candidates: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-hydralight-shine-free-mineral-complex-spf-30; https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-defense-essential-glow-moisturizer-spf-30-full-size; https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-resist-anti-aging-super-light-daily-wrinkle-defense-spf-30-full-size; https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-redness-relief-spf-30-mineral-moisturizer-for-normal-to-dry-skin. Another brand that could work is Supergoop: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/supergoop-mattescreen-sunscreen-spf-40. A few other options: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/skinmedica-essential-defense-mineral-shield-broad-spectrum-spf-35, https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/elta-md-uv-elements-broad-spectrum-spf-44

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Jovie
2 Jul ago

I don't go in the sun at all. I've had all of the skin cancers including melanoma so my days of baking in the sun are long over! Wish I could go back in time and change that. I'll try something really mild with a sunscreen. Thank you for your suggestions! You've been a huge help! I love this website! šŸ˜Š

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Maria from WIMJ
5 Jul ago

I hope you find a broad spectrum sunscreen that you can wear daily - please let us know if these suggestions did not work for you, we have thousands of products in the database, we should be able to find something that works even if with a bit of trial and error, we'd really love to help, snd your skin needs broad-spectrum protection even if you stay in the shade (UVA rays are damaging, but they do not burn and we get them even if we stay in a shade). Please take care!

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Jovie
7 Jul ago

I was looking at dupes for Estee Lauder advanced time zone day and Origins plantscription SPF 25 anti aging cream came up. What are your thoughts on this product? The thing I loved about the Estee Lauder advanced time zone is it didn't go on thick and greasy and there was something in it that would firm my skin, it didn't sting and I didn't break out. And my foundation would go on smoothly over the top of it (that also has spf 15) I tried Estee Lauder Daywear SPF 15 but that's one stings. I also tried the Clinique Smart SPF 15, it stings too. And I'm not getting that nice firming smooth feeling I would get with the time zone with anything. I'm really trying to find a duplicate as close to the time zone as possible. I loved everything about it. I wish I could get samples of everything else to try before I had to buy. Ha.

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Maria from WIMJ
8 Jul ago

I am guessing here, but it could be that the ingredient that you felt was giving the firming effect was acetyl glucosamine. If that's true, than you might like this one: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/neostrata-neostrata-clarify-sheer-hydration-sunscreen-broad-spectrum-spf40 (please ignore the anti-blemish and exfoliation claims it is making - I think the AHA mention is actually a mistake in the product description by the manufacturer). The formula looks similar to the time zone one for the main ingredients. Do you still have some of the time zone cream left? Could you double check that it still does not sting? (It could happen that skin gets suddenly sensitized and reactive even to products that were fine in the past).

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Maria from WIMJ
8 Jul ago

This is another similar formula: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/exuviance-sheer-refining-fluid-spf-35 (Exuviance and Neostrata belong together)

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Jovie
8 Jul ago

P.s. I'm really looking for something to help with wrinkles. I don't like layering products at all. I'm looking for a day cream that is an anti aging, anti inflammatory and moisturizer and added sunscreen is a bonus. I used to use NuSkin NaPCA before the Time Zone but I was younger then. I have it but it doesn't work as well now at my age. But it doesn't sting!

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Maria from WIMJ
13 Jul ago

The NuSkin product (https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/nuskin-napca-moisture-mist) is a great but simple hydrating formula, so I am not surprised it doesn't sting šŸ‘. I hear you re the layering, but the best strategy might actually be to use 2 steps (an anti-aging serum and a light gentle moisturizer with a bit of sun protection) for the day to get the best anti-aging benefits without risking irritation and stinging. It also would allow you to skip the serum on days where you feel that your skin is sensitive (the fact that you experience stinging with many products means that your skin barrier is weakened - could be the result of trying many products and needs time to heal). Skipping the serum altogether or using it at night instead is also ok - the moisturizers below still contain helpful anti-aging ingredients (but nothing to expect a serious improvement). The combo could look like this: Serum with ascorbic acid (can help stimulate collagen production with long-term use + brightens the skin tone): - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/cerave-skin-renewing-face-serum-with-vitamin-c-and-hyaluronic-acid (btw this one works as a light moisturizer for night time if your skin doesn't feel dry) - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-c15-vitamin-c-super-booster - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/timeless-20-vitamin-c-e-ferulic-acid-serum (the concentration of vit C in this one might be too high for sensitive skin though) Moisturizer with light sun protection without octocrylene (I suspect octocrylene might sting your skin): - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-skin-recovery-daily-moisturizing-lotion-broad-spectrum-spf-30-full-size - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/is-clinical-extreme-protect-spf-30 Once you solve the stinging, it would be wonderful if your skin could tolerate a retinoid. Retinoids are the most powerful anti-aging ingredients there is (after sun screen), but they are often irritating. So healing the skin barrier comes first.

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Jovie
8 Jul ago

I still have a little bit of the Time Zone. I dip into like it's gold. Lol. It doesn't make my face sting at all. In fact I've been using it to take the sting away from others I'm trying. The Time Zone was like it was made just for me! When it first came out years ago I got it in an Estee Lauder gift with purchase and I was blown away by how much better my skin looked! From that moment on I was sold. I will try both of the others you suggested. I work nights and sleep during the day so I rarely ever see the sun. If I have to be in the sun for any reason I use CeraVe tinted SPF 50 on my face. I don't like it but I need to protect my skin after having skin cancer. Anyway, I've gone on to try many moisturizers even without sunscreen for when I'm not in the sun. I just don't like anything. I have a whole collection now! šŸ¤£ Nordstrom has been good to let me return or exchange some God bless them. Thank you so much for your help! Eventually I will solve this. I have to because life goes on! šŸ˜Š

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Hi11aury
28 Sep ago

Did you ever find a good replacement for Time Zone? Iā€™m in the same situation as you!

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