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Registered: ‎08-19-2010

Be careful of their products. A dermatologist on Dr. Phil recommended

Roc products to this gal for anti aging, wrinkles, etc. So, I thought , Ok, I'll try it can get at Walmart. I paid 16 for the deep wrinkle cream and used twice a day as per instructions and made my skin red, wrinkled and dried out. 

 

It 's taken me all weekend to get it back to normal using heavy oil, Argan like oil from Ulta. I looked like I was 80 ! LOL

 

No more reteinol for me ! Hate to get the prescription strength ! Yikes!

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

It's good stuff and a great DS alternative if you can't afford Retina A. Sounds like you used too much or got sun exposure.

 

A small pea size is enough to begin with. I only use it at night and avoid the sun for at least a day after using. Use a good moisturizer during the day to soothe irritated skin. 

 

It may take 2-3 days to heal but when you do, you'll be impressed with the results.

 

 

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

ROC works!!!!    Although I've moved on.............

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@SharkE , me too.  I used the ROC eye cream and it burned the skin under my eyes.  Never again....gave it to my sister and she had a problem too.

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Yes, ROC works.  There are a couple different ROC creams -- I think the "Corxection" is the strongest (but don't quote me on that).  There is a nighttime cream that is gentler.

 

My derm highly recommends ROC.  Like all Retinols, you need to start with a tiny amout and only use it at night every 3 or 4 days to start.  Don't overdo it.  Never use twice a day, every day.  Your skin needs to get used to Retinol, no matter which brand you use.  

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Registered: ‎08-19-2010

Thanks !   for all the replies just to strong for me and in Tx we have lots of wind to boot. don't want to look like a old hen before my time LOL

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With any retinol products are heavy duty BHA or AHA products, it's usually a good idea to ease your skin into use.  I always use maybe twice a week, then every other day, then daily.