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post Nov 23 2014, 09:08 AM

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QUOTE(munkeyflo @ Jul 14 2014, 07:50 PM)
You can get Lactoferrin for very much cheaper than what Pravantec is selling for.

I've tried but it doesn't work for my hormonal acne.
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Pravantec is 500mg Lactoferrin, 60 capsules. So not that expensive afterall.



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post Nov 27 2014, 11:57 PM

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Hi guys, would like to confirm from anyone here if the pharmacies are only selling these two neutrogena moisturisers?

(b) Neutrogena oil-free moisture for combination skin - NMCS
© Neutrogena oil-free moisture for SPF15 - NMSPF

been trying to look for Neutrogena oil-free moisture for sensitive skin - NMSS but to no avail sad.gif
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post Jan 6 2015, 04:36 PM

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QUOTE(Alyson Y @ May 25 2008, 12:42 PM)
Nurufuruhana,

Products from Garden of Eden is made from natural ingredients, so basically it takes a longer period to see the results..but for those who are concerned on acne marks, vitamin E whether it's natural or syntheticall produced does give effect in lightening the scar.

In fact, one very trusted and best vitamin E brand in the market would be Colonial Dames, you may check out this brand online...I personally feel it is more effective than Bio-oil or vitamin E of other mass products brand. Not only acne scars but scar of any form.

But of course there is a special way in using oil based products especially vitamin E oil so that it is easily absorbed into the skin...Again, I don't sell and is just speaking from experience and just sharing what I know as I work in the MEDIA..and most of the time, we get to try on products in order to do the review smile.gif

For instance, 5 years back, a colleague of mine was involved in an accident that left his arm bruised with big wounds and few other wounds on some other parts of his body...Big deep wounds usually will form scars that might not be appealing to the sight....

It was then that I gave him my half full Colonial Dames Vit E Oil (14,000 IU) and told him to apply to his wound once the wound has dried up a bit....Religiously I reminded him to apply it before sleep (since many have the thoughts of not liking 'oily' or sticky feeling on their body) with just one drop every night...And he listened..and do exactly what I told him...and...I was almost forgotten about it until a week later..I remember wanted to ask how's him wound like now...(Just wanted to see if it form any scar)...And...the good news is..his wound is totally dried up and not only that...THERE'S NO SCAR AT ALL....just a smooth elbow with the colour of the wound slowly returning to his original colour...

People who have lots of continuous acne formation may not be able to use this oil first unless it's just scar left as there are many consideration to look into..

A drop of vitamin E oil added into your normal hand and body lotion every day will smoothen your skin never like before anymore...

Well, this is just for sharing...If any of you would like to know more on the way of applying Vitamin E oil...PM me, I don't mind sharing the tips...The people that I have recommended Colonial Dames to, agreed that the oil is really amazing!
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Where can i buy colonial dames been searching everywhere for it

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post Jun 19 2015, 08:07 PM

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i am 22 years old, i have SEVERE acne for at least 6 years and is still counting, after taking 6 months of accutane treatment (antibiotics for acne patients), it is getting better, what is left now is the some new acnes, ACNE SCARS AND RED MARKS on my face. Somehow, i feel that is so annoying to me and it sometimes weaken my confidence and socialisation.

i have a few questions to ask:

1.is it COMPULSORY for acne patients to apply sunscreen everyday? ps: i am overly fair and i dont feel like applying sunscreen.

2.is it okay to apply moistiorizer and toner every night? My dermatologist advised me not to apply anything except for the acne cream (duac)

3.is there anyway to ease the red marks and acne scars?? (OTHER THAN doing laser treatment- i dont have the time and money)

thanks
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post Jun 21 2015, 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(happylicious @ Jun 19 2015, 08:07 PM)
i am 22 years old, i have SEVERE acne for at least 6 years and is still counting, after taking 6 months of accutane treatment (antibiotics for acne patients), it is getting better, what is left now is the some new acnes, ACNE SCARS AND RED MARKS on my face. Somehow, i feel that is so annoying to me and it sometimes weaken my confidence and socialisation.

i have a few questions to ask:

1.is it COMPULSORY for acne patients to apply sunscreen everyday? ps: i am overly fair and i dont feel like applying sunscreen.

2.is it okay to apply moistiorizer and toner every night? My dermatologist advised me not to apply anything except for the acne cream (duac)

3.is there anyway to ease the red marks and acne scars?? (OTHER THAN doing laser treatment- i dont have the time and money)

thanks
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(1) Normally for acne prone skin, you may opt for lotion based SPF rather than cream based. Anyhow, some of the moisturiser out there has SPF within, such as the Neutrogena Moisture SPF15 100ml.

(2) I can't comment on what your dermatologist has advised you. If you would have followed the recommended regimen, you may apply moisturiser upon BP application.

(3) Can try Elicina but you have to reduce your break out rate first. Just have a good skin foundation before you move on for red marks and scars solution.

Thanks.
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post Jun 21 2015, 08:21 PM

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QUOTE(SugarShae @ Sep 5 2014, 12:01 AM)
Hi, Jinyee80.
I found this thread last year and tried following your regimen but failed since I sometimes forgot, busy or maybe way too lazy to apply BP + moisturizer, due to SPM exam stuffs here and there. I was worried that with such a little time 'wasted' from NOT doing any revision will affect my results and everything, so I decided to not to care too much about my looks and focus more on studies first. sweat.gif I developed acne at the age of 13, and most of my acne developed on my forehead due to my fringes/bangs. It's just way too terrible. Whatever products I used before doesn't seem to get rid of the acnes at all. Now that I'm in college, the needs to look good is getting higher than before and sometimes I feel like the pimples on my face are really affecting my confidence especially during presentation. Eventhough life is a little busier than how it was in high school, I decided this time I'll try again but with full dedication.

So, I have been following your regimen(again sweat.gif ) since 3-4 months ago. I started from using Cetaphil + Oxy5 + Neutrogena moisturizer for combination skin.
I feel weird or rather uncomfortable using Cetaphil - not because I'm allergic to it or anything.. It's just that when I put cetaphil, it feels like I put nothing but water on my face, making me feel like I didn't put any effort on recovering my face eventhough I did. Hahah but anyway, it works. Totally never skipped a day off the regimen, at all. The result are slow but my pimples are slightly lesser than before, and experiencing a little break out.

Then my bottle of Cetaphil and Oxy5 are used up, so I went to guardian to get some new one. But this time I finally found Benzac AC gel and replaced my cleanser thingy with Liquid Neutrogena pure mild, fragrance free. Guess what? After 1 week, I found that this solution works even better than the previous one. Totally unsure whether it's because I been constantly taking care of my face for months without skipping or it's because the new products that made my face recover even quicker?  rclxub.gif And the Benzac AC gel, it doesn't really dries up my skin so so so much compared to Oxy5. Almost a month after I bought them, my face is almost pimple-free and haven't experience any break out at all.

But seriously, Jinyee80.. I truly appreciate your work for sharing this thread. I have never felt even more confident in my life till now. Even taking even more selfies too. Haha rclxm9.gif  rclxms.gif
Now my next concern is how to get rid of pimple scars and pores on my face(too much tiny holes on T-zone), which I have no idea what article on google I could trust. rclxub.gif
Anyway, thank you so much! God bless! notworthy.gif
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Benzoyl Peroxide is still the best solution for acne.

Oxy 5 may be too strong for most people. Benzac from Galderma is just right. Prior to Benzac, Panoxyl is also a great product but was stopped in Msia.

Good to know that you have great skin now. thumbup.gif


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post Jun 22 2015, 01:09 AM

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QUOTE(jinyee80 @ Jun 21 2015, 08:17 PM)
(1) Normally for acne prone skin, you may opt for lotion based SPF rather than cream based. Anyhow, some of the moisturiser out there has SPF within, such as the Neutrogena Moisture SPF15 100ml.

(2) I can't comment on what your dermatologist has advised you. If you would have followed the recommended regimen, you may apply moisturiser upon BP application.

(3) Can try Elicina but you have to reduce your break out rate first. Just have a good skin foundation before you move on for red marks and scars solution.

Thanks.
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Thanks for your speedy reply smile.gif) GOD BLESS thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif

Is it okay to use Neutrogena oil-free moisture SPF15 at night time? Other than that, can you briefly help me the process of cleaning my face? ie. after cleansing my face i should apply the BP cream or toner or moisturiser first?

I only left with some acne so i think should be okay to try Elicina? Can i get this product in Guardian?

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post Jun 28 2015, 11:42 AM

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QUOTE(happylicious @ Jun 22 2015, 01:09 AM)
Thanks for your speedy reply smile.gif)  GOD BLESS thumbup.gif  thumbup.gif  thumbup.gif

Is it okay to use Neutrogena oil-free moisture SPF15 at night time? Other than that, can you briefly help me the process of cleaning my face? ie. after cleansing my face i should apply the BP cream or toner or moisturiser first?

I only left with some acne so i think should be okay to try Elicina? Can i get this product in Guardian?
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Neutrogena has another moisturizer for night one. Obviously you don't need SPF for evening session right?

After the basic cleansing, please pat dry, apply Benzac 2.5%. Let it dry then apply for moisturizer. Toner is optional here as it was not within the original regimen. Should you opt for toner, you may wana try out those toner which is alcohol free thus will not cause dryness on face. The idea is if after the toning activity, your face is left dry, you will need to apply moisturiser to keep it moist, what's the intention to use a toner then? blink.gif

You can google for elicina. It is not sold in local drugstores, have to get it online.

Thanks. Have a good day.
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post Jun 28 2015, 11:47 AM

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QUOTE(underonecloset @ Jul 31 2014, 12:52 AM)
For me, these products really helps me a lot
1. Sebamed Foam Cleanser
most acne skin are caused by oily skin and foam cleanser are the best and most suitable facial cleanser for acne skin. Besides that, this Sebamed foam cleanser it pretty fun to use because you leave it for 5 minutes to let the foam do its thing and kill the bacteria on your face! yes kill! acne is caused by bacteria, impurities and all those pollutants so this foam helps in this area and the best part you can feel this little bubbles popping, it means the bacteria are dying!
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next is Naruko Rose Water Toner[/SIZE] recommended by my friend and it has became my favourite toner ever since. Rose water has so much benefits (google it!) and this toner is very suitable for acne as it is astringent and it DOES NOT DRY OUT YOUR FACE. love the smell and it is  affordable too! love.
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then is this Stieva A cream. this cream is the best for all those acne scars and it will leave your skin smooth again but this cream need to be use with your doctor advice or prescription
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lastly, this holy grail, the Pobling Pore Cleanser]. I have so much blackhead around my nose and all those impurities around my Tzone that always cause me to breakout. Washing your face with this really helps a LOT and makes a lot of difference. Your face feels so smooth and using this, all those moisturiser and cream can be absorbed much more better! love it
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hope this helps in your journey to get rid of acne as I was researching and exploring myself last time too and thank god my acne has tone down a lot.

btw if you are interested in getting the Pobling Pore Cleanser do check out [size=7]underonecloset

http://underonecloset.blogspot.com/2014/07...bling-pore.html<a href='http://underonecloset.blogspot.com/2014/07/6th-generation-korean-pobling-pore.html' target='_blank'></a>

having special promo, selling for RM49 only for a limited time. Go get it while stocks last okay smile.gif
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Stieva A is not recommended as its tretinione, aka Retin-A. It may cause skin sensitivity.

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I have been using Cetaphil for about 3+ years. I used to have severe acne problems and it got cleared up quite alot. I never follow the regimen with BP or mosturizer. I only use T3 mycin clindamycin gel on the face acne (not the whole face). As of for now, I still do get some pimples ( about 1-5 ) occasionally and during menstrual cycle.
I have combination skin , normal on cheeks and oily on T-zone.

Here are a few questions that i would like to get advised on:

1) Is it possible to fully cure the acne on my face?

2) I don't know much about the face regimen, so I only applied T3 mycin as spot treatment. Will it be sufficient enough or I have to apply whole face?

3) Or is it preferable to use BP?

4) Recently, I have been using a mosturizer (brightening fluid) oil-free and light-weighted. It doesnt seems to be causing me more pimples, but should I switch to a normal mosturizer for time being?

5) Is there anything can be done with the post-acne scars (minor ice-pick) ?

6) If the skin has recover completely, is it necessary to continue the regimen ?

Thanks biggrin.gif

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post Jul 21 2015, 11:47 PM

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QUOTE(iced_greentea @ Jul 21 2015, 06:43 PM)
I have been using Cetaphil for about 3+ years. I used to have severe acne problems and it got cleared up quite alot. I never follow the regimen with BP or mosturizer. I only use T3 mycin clindamycin gel on the face acne (not the whole face). As of for now, I still do get some pimples ( about 1-5 ) occasionally and during menstrual cycle.
I have combination skin , normal on cheeks and oily on T-zone.

Here are a few questions that i would like to get advised on:

1) Is it possible to fully cure the acne on my face?

2) I don't know much about the face regimen, so I only applied T3 mycin as spot treatment. Will it be sufficient enough or I have to apply whole face?

3) Or is it preferable to use BP?

4) Recently, I have been using a mosturizer (brightening fluid) oil-free and light-weighted. It doesnt seems to be causing me more pimples, but should I switch to a normal mosturizer for time being?

5) Is there anything can be done with the post-acne scars (minor ice-pick) ?

6) If the skin has recover completely, is it necessary to continue the regimen ?

Thanks biggrin.gif
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Just to answer your queries

(1) Is it possible to fully cure the acne on my face?
Cure is not the best word to describe. We called it prevention. Yes, you can. However, do expect occasional break out to about 1-2 pimples per month.

(2) I don't know much about the face regimen, so I only applied T3 mycin as spot treatment. Will it be sufficient enough or I have to apply whole face?
Only to acne prone area

(3) Or is it preferable to use BP?
I always recommend BP

(4) Recently, I have been using a mosturizer (brightening fluid) oil-free and light-weighted. It doesnt seems to be causing me more pimples, but should I switch to a normal mosturizer for time being?
If your skin is acne-free then means your skin is getting used to it. You may continue.

(5) Is there anything can be done with the post-acne scars (minor ice-pick) ?
Can try Elicina.


(6) If the skin has recover completely, is it necessary to continue the regimen ?
Yes. For prevention

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post Jul 26 2015, 02:06 PM

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QUOTE(jinyee80 @ Jun 28 2015, 11:42 AM)


You can google for elicina. It is not sold in local drugstores, have to get it online.
actually i have taken a brochure for elicina from local pharmacy before i think last year... just cant remember which one.. sweat.gif
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Jinyee, can u help me to solve this face problem? I am very sad


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QUOTE(smile56 @ Jul 27 2015, 08:09 AM)
Jinyee, can u help me to solve this face problem? I am very sad
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Try the regimen!
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Try the regimen!
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Jin yee, I went to guardian and watsons but couldn't find the Bp, what to do?
And which moisturizer that u recommended?

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QUOTE(smile56 @ Jul 28 2015, 09:54 PM)
Jin yee, I went to guardian and watsons but couldn't  find the Bp, what to do?
And which moisturizer that u recommended?
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Caring Pharmacy for Benzac 2.5.

Can use Neutrogena moisturizer
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I heard of Borghese Fango Active Mud is pretty good for acne. I'm 20 now and having acne scars acnes for about 2 years. Should I try it? Or any other suggestions?
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QUOTE(jinyee80 @ Jul 28 2015, 10:31 PM)
Caring Pharmacy for Benzac 2.5.

Can use Neutrogena moisturizer
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at caring pharmacy available benzac 2.5?

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Hi Jinyee,

Your recommended regime Cetaphil + Oxy5 + Neutrogena moisturizer for combination skin, in which Cetaphil cleanser and Neutrogena moisturizer contains few parabens (methly and propyl parabens) and SLS.

These two chemicals are carcinogens and are the top 5 chemicals to avoid, any reasoning behind your recommendation?



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