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Re: Recs for dark spot remover for face

Thank you, SilleeMee and JeanLouiseFinch.  I've never heard of Alpha Skin Care myself, I know my sister hasn't,  so there you go, learn something every day.  

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@LCR wrote:

Thank you, SilleeMee and JeanLouiseFinch.  I've never heard of Alpha Skin Care myself, I know my sister hasn't,  so there you go, learn something every day.  


It has been around for over 20 years, but with different names. when I was buying it was Alpha Hydrox, then Neoteric Cosmetics. It was one of the pioneers to use Glycolic Acid. 

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It used to be in Ulta stores.

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Is there a strange smell to these products?  I found that the Joan Rivers Hand Cream that had hydroquinone had a funky scent and I couldn't use it.    

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@SilleeMee wrote:

There's a Rx cream called Triluma which is specifically formulated for dark spots...it has 4% HQ + tretinoin + steroid. You can buy it w/o a Rx from AllDayChemist.


@SilleeMee What percent of tretinoin does this product have?  Also, where would one work in the Alpha product while using RA?  It says to use it twice a day.  

 

OT Since being back up north for the summer, I thought, "wow, I am looking old  - not good".  I began to wonder if the lighting down south was deceiving me LOL. I guess tropical climate is better for my skin.  Anyway, I have decided for a week I am going to apply JM reserve Argon oil.  It absorbs very fast.  Then I will apply the RA.  I have to tell you that in two days, my skin looks better.  The alligator texture and peeling is almost gone.  It has certainly lifted my spirits - especially since there isn't much sunshine. Woman Sad 

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@tends2dogs wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

There's a Rx cream called Triluma which is specifically formulated for dark spots...it has 4% HQ + tretinoin + steroid. You can buy it w/o a Rx from AllDayChemist.


@SilleeMee What percent of tretinoin does this product have?  Also, where would one work in the Alpha product while using RA?  It says to use it twice a day.  

 

OT Since being back up north for the summer, I thought, "wow, I am looking old  - not good".  I began to wonder if the lighting down south was deceiving me LOL. I guess tropical climate is better for my skin.  Anyway, I have decided for a week I am going to apply JM reserve Argon oil.  It absorbs very fast.  Then I will apply the RA.  I have to tell you that in two days, my skin looks better.  The alligator texture and peeling is almost gone.  It has certainly lifted my spirits - especially since there isn't much sunshine. Woman Sad 


 

 

@tends2dogs 

Triluma contains .05% tretinoin ( + HQ and steroid). Triluma is a spot treatment cream and should not be layered with anything else until the course of treatment is completed, about 8 weeks.

 

That Alpha fade cream is a spot treatment product which needs to be applied directly on clean, dry skin...your first step in your day and night routines. Apply that first, let it absorb (10-15 min or so) and then apply the rest of your stuff including RA nightly. 

 

 

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@tends2dogs 

Your skin might be looking better b/c of the high humidity. Skin loves humidity.Woman Happy

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@SilleeMee wrote:

@tends2dogs 

Your skin might be looking better b/c of the high humidity. Skin loves humidity.Woman Happy


@SilleeMee  So do I!!  And high temperatures.  

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@tends2dogs wrote:

@SilleeMee wrote:

There's a Rx cream called Triluma which is specifically formulated for dark spots...it has 4% HQ + tretinoin + steroid. You can buy it w/o a Rx from AllDayChemist.


@SilleeMee What percent of tretinoin does this product have?  Also, where would one work in the Alpha product while using RA?  It says to use it twice a day.  

 

OT Since being back up north for the summer, I thought, "wow, I am looking old  - not good".  I began to wonder if the lighting down south was deceiving me LOL. I guess tropical climate is better for my skin.  Anyway, I have decided for a week I am going to apply JM reserve Argon oil.  It absorbs very fast.  Then I will apply the RA.  I have to tell you that in two days, my skin looks better.  The alligator texture and peeling is almost gone.  It has certainly lifted my spirits - especially since there isn't much sunshine. Woman Sad 


@tends2dogs What is RA?  Thanks

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@NYCLatinaMe    Retin A.  Woman Wink

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