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Hi - I am also using two made for me products for night time. One is SkinCeuticals Dose with Niacinamide, AHA and Proxylane and the other is called Lines No More created by my derm. I feel as though I am missing something or using too much of something. Can you help?

AM - Everyday
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CC Me Vitamin C Serum Summer Fridays - CC Me Vitamin C Serum
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Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% Naturium - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2%
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Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream Olay - Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream
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"5 In 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen - Tinted, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Suntegrity - "5 In 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen - Tinted, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Face Oil Summer Fridays - Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Face Oil
PM - Everyday
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Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% Naturium - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2%
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Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream Olay - Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream
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Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Face Oil Summer Fridays - Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Face Oil
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From the routine, it looks like you are mostly looking for anti-aging and even skin tone benefits - is it right? If yes, the one super-star ingredient that is missing is a retinoid - after sun protection, it is the most effective active for anti-aging & skin tone. Maybe there is a reason your derm is not recommending you one?

If there is no reason to think that your skin is too sensitive for a retinoid and you did not have a bad reaction to it in the past, than I would definitely recommend trying a product with it. You would apply it in the PM, after cleansing your skin and before the hyaluronic acid serum + the oil. Btw, you could simplify your moisturization step by using a lotion that contains both hyaluronic acid & other humectants, as well as emollients instead of using 2 products (the serum and the oil). Your moistruizer can also contain niacinamide, as well as low levels of AHAs, so you wouldn't need the custom SkinCeuticals product. It is not possible to read all the ingredients in your derm's product, but looks like it is an antioxidant serum with green tea extract. It can be beneficial but green tea antioxidants degrade very quickly, so it is unlikely to be a miracle worker. I would skip it if I were you (unless I am missing something important from the ingredient list!).

Instead, I would upgrade your vitamin C serum and go for something with a good concentration of ascorbic acid. There is solid evidence that it works very well for anti-aging and helps prevent and correct hyperpigmentation in the long term (more so than the vitamin C derivatives in your current product).

In summary, the upgraded & streamlined routine could look like this: https://whatsinmyjar.com/skincare-routines/public/3228.

Let me know what you think about it please!

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Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much, I will incorporate the Rey kid and other suggestions. This list makes a lot more sense to me!

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