Best Vitamin C and A products? And routine?

Best Vitamin C and A products? And routine?
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#1

Hi all, in need of a good retinol/retinoid as i am currebtly usong the ordinary but dont think it is doing much. Any recommendations?


#2

Hey Rachel! :slight_smile: Which one, and how long have you been using it? I may be able to help :smiley:


#3

Currently using the ordinary retinoid but dont feel its doin a whole heap.want something that dries out the skin too much though. I alternate with liquid gold and the ordinary retinoid every 2nd night


#4

Cosmedix Refine Plus is pretty hard core. I can only use it every 3rd night and even then I need to dilute it a bit with a hydrating serum. It doesn’t dry my skin out but it does make it flake like crazy if I overdo it :upside_down_face:


#5

Oh I see, how long have you been doing that routine for?

Have you been using Liquid Gold for a long time now? Do you know how many weeks or months you’ve been doing this so far?

Generally speaking, if you introduce a new active ingredient into your routine you should see a change in your skin in about a month, as this is approximately how long a skin cycle is. @alexandraraymond do you have any thoughts?

The Retinoid is the weaker of the two retinols that The Ordinary offer - despite being a lower %, the Retinol 1% has more retinol in its stronger form. But, if you’re new to retinol, I’d recommend you continue using the Retinoid for three months before moving up to anything more hardcore!


#6

I’m in love with Skinstitut Retinol and I’ve just purchased my second tube of it. You only need a tiny amount so it lasts quite a while. I use it at night only, and when I think it’s doing nothing for me, if I miss a few days I really notice the difference when I start using it again! My skin looks much smoother and brighter the following morning. I started using it every third night, then second and now nightly so it didn’t cause a huge reaction. I’m still experimenting and trying to find my perfect regime (currently looking into many of The Ordinary range), but this is one I do love.