Meri Meri
3 months ago

Clarifying Cleanser for mature skin

Hello, I use to have Shiseido Clarifying cleanser; my skin tone is much better and my brown spots are diluted plus my skin was moisturiser. This product is expensive in my situation so that I am looking for a similar product. Any suggestions? Many thanks to everyone!

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How about this option? https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/holika-holika-aloe-facial-cleansing-foam Usually cleansers can't really do much for reducing pigmentation spots, is it possible that something else is making a difference for you? Could be less sun exposure or a more regular sunscreen?

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Yes, probably. I put on better sunscreen. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Ah, this would make total sense! Since the results are coming from the sunscreen (it is way more likely than from the cleanser), you could go for an even more affordable cleanser. There are many very good formulations at a fair price. A few ideas: - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/olay-sensitive-calming-water-facial-cleansers - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/vanicream-gentle-facial-cleanser - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/up-up-gentle-skin-cleanser - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eb5-unscented-eb5-facial-cleanser - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-ordinary-squalane-cleanser

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I see. Thanks for your help. I live in the UK, so I couldn’t find some products. I want find a cleanser for me ; I am 45 years old and if possible that moisture and not dry my skin. I have read that is not good to cleanser the skin often. I clean my skin in the morning and everything. Is it ok? After cleaning my face, I put grapeseed carrier oil, and sunscreen on; in the evening, clean my face put eye cream and vitamin A on. Do I do it well? In a few weeks, I need to buy skincare products and I don’t know if I am doing ok. Can you help me, please? I eat a lot of fruits, veg and 2 litres of water; I have discovered carrier oils like argan oil. They are fantastic and cheap. I have read some products here, and the cheap ones are full of chemicals substances, and the expensive ones have natural ingredients, is this true? My skin reacts badly to harsh chemicals, and I don’t know which ones, so I have decided to go for. natural ingredients in general. I will appreciate your suggestions. Many thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

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As for cleansing, most people only need to cleanse once per day, at night. If you've cleansed your skin in the evening, applied skincare and went to bed, your skin doesn't need cleansing with a product in the morning. You can still splash it with cool water just to feel re-freshed. Re budget vs expensive skincare, often the difference is in the marketing, packaging and fragrance. Sometimes better formulations cost more, but it is case-by-case and not a rule. On a more philosophical note, the difference between "chemical" and "natural" in skincare does not make much sense. Some of the (arguably) most "chemical" ingredients like mineral oil are actually some of the safest and used in medical settings even for prematurely born infants. At the same time, many "natural ingredients" (putting in quotation marks because all natural substances consist of chemical compounds) like essential oils can cause sever irritant and allergic dermatitis and can increase skin sensitivity to sun... Also sunscreens are all a product of high-tech chemical engineering (even mineral-based sunscreen ingredients need to be chemically purified and coated), and they are by far the best anti-aging skincare out there... Overall your routine sounds very good, the carrier oils you use are great emollients, and vitamin A (retinoids) is the second-best anti-aging active after sunscreens:) What product do you use for vitamin A now?

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Here are a few good budget gentle cleanser suggestions for the UK: - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/me-superdrug-me-hyaluronic-acid-supersize-cleanser - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eucerin-dermatoclean-3in1-micellar-foam - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/ducray-dexyane-ultra-rich-cleansing-gel - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-inkey-list-oat-cleansing-balm

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Thanks for your quick answer; I thought when we wake up we have some sebum in our face so that we need to clean it with cleanser. I live in the Uk. I have found a brand calls Sr skincare https://www.sr-skincare.uk/product/a-vitamin-a-moisturiser/ And I think price-quality is ok. This brand doesn’t have sun protection; thanks to this web I have found HYALURONIC ACID WATERY SUN GEL SPF50+ PA++++ (50ML) https://pureseoul.co.uk/collections/sunscreens/products/hyaluronic-acid-water-sun-gel?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlK-WBhDjARIsAO2sErSwu8JWmiFNP_KgTa_r7Nlgm1H-8OHX_Tq61NJz72EafHRBM4mkIaEaAjQdEALw_wcB It seems awesome. I am 45 and I need to take care of my skin well but I don’t want to end broken. Any suggestions? Thanks a million for your answers and for spending time with them 🥹🤗

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Happy if I can help! :) Yes, that's true that skin produces sebum (day and night), but it's not dirt - it's a part of skin natural barrier, so no reason to remove it if no other pollutants are in play (e.g dust, makeup or some serious sweat). I've checked your vit A moisturizer - it is actually pretty good, but mostly because of non-vit A ingredients. The format of vit A it uses is not very effective. I still think it's a good formulation and you can keep using it as a moisturizer. If you'd like more anti-aging benefits, I'd recommend to add a retinol serum to your routine - it would go on in the PM, after cleansing, before the moisturizer. There are some affordable options, for example these: - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-ordinary-retinol-0-2-in-squalane - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/the-inkey-list-retinol-serum - https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/indeed-labs-retinol-reface-serum Re the sunscreen, yes, your product is good! We have a review for it here: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/isntree-hyaluronic-acid-watery-sun-gel

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Thanks a lot! Can I use Retinol and the moisturiser on the top at night time after cleaning my face?

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Yes! Just wait 10 sec or so for the serum to sink in, and follow with your moisturizer. Just for the first 2 weeks, use the retinol serum on every other night only - this will help your skin get used to it and reduce the chance of irritation (retinol is effective but can irritate). After a couple of weeks, if your skin feels good, you can use it every night.

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Thanks Maria. One question more: I understand that morning Hydration and protection and nighttime moisturising or serum or vitamins. What do you think? Many, many and many thanks

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