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Medline Remedy Dimethicone....

 
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akelly



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Medline Remedy Dimethicone.... Reply with quote

I am trying to find a new moisterizer for my skin...I have been using Aveeno but have experienced a pluthera of zits on my chin that will not go away. I am not sure if Aveeno is to blame .....However I found a product that contains 5% Dimethicone....it is called Medline Remedy Dimethicone Moisture Barrier Cream at 1800wheelchair.com. Please give me your opinion of this cream. Would it be okay to put vit E and Vit A with this cream? Would it be a good moisterizing cream? Would the Vitamins pentrate the skin with this cream?

Thank you so so much!
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drtodorov
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be ok, but it is hard to be certain since they do not list all their ingredients.
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds promising - let us know how your skin reacts to it ... The cream is $20 / 4oz including shipping ($7) - not a bad price for silicones + antioxidants. It contains some proprietary blend called Olivamine[TM]. Here is what I found about it:

http://www.o-wm.com/owm/displayArticleAA.cfm?articleID=article2904

Medline's (Mundelein, Ill.) skin care product line, Remedy, contains Olivamine, a blend of antioxidants, amino acids, and methlsulfonylmethane (MSM) that nourishes the skin at the cellular level. The non-irritating skin treatment contains amino acids treated with photoacoustic resonance to reshape them into a more bio-available form. Olivamine also contains hydroxytyrosol, the most potent antioxidant known today, which is found in the pulp of olives. Hydroxytyrosol helps repair cell membranes and fight against the damage caused by free radicals, restoring cells to a healthy state.

Also an article about some guy that seems to have something like psoriasis 'healed' by Remedy's producst. As is typical for such articles he is in 'the process of healing' not 'healed' so take that with a grain of salt:

http://www.homelifestylenews.com/article-1530-4-5694.html
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is even more complete info from manifacturer, see bottom of page:

http://new.medline.com/skincare/remedy.htm
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akelly



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:45 pm    Post subject: medline remedy deimethecone..... Reply with quote

Thanks for the extra research you did. I found out by contacting medline directly at 1-800-950-8585 you can buy the cream cheaper for only $8.60 plus S&H at $7.95 than at 1800wheelchair.com. In addition, after talking to a customer rep at the company they suggest using the Skin Repair Cream for the face rather than the barrier cream I was originally interested in. It has 1.5% Dimethicone plus the Olivimine (sp). I am going to order some and then I will report back. It is cheaper than the Monistat Powder Gel everyone seems to be pleased with plus it has added benefits. Thanks again for your extra research on the product!
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get it?
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akelly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: medline remedy dimethicone Reply with quote

Okay...I finally got the skin repair cream by Medline yesterday. About 1 week ago I called Medline directly and asked them who carries medline products in my area. They gave me a name of a pharmacy who carries their products...so I called the pharmacy and they ordered it for me...total cost plus tax $11.01 for 4 oz. I also called medical supply stores in my area and 2 of them also could order it for me. (Cheap way of doing it)...Okay now to the results......I love the smell of the cream and their is NO FRAGRENCE added....It leaves a nice matte finish on the skin. It feel very nice. I can not compare it to the Monistate gel b/c I have never used it. I am waiting for a free sample of the Monistat in the mail......However...I am going to replace the Aveeno cream with the Medline cream and see if zits on my chin clear up. I really like the smooth matte finish. I only wish I could find a sunscreen with zinc oxide with a matte finish as well! I also have one other thought...I do not know if it moisterizes for 24 hours like aveeno...I think that is important.
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akelly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drtodorov....here is the list of all the ingredients for the skin repair cream... Is it okay to mix vit. A and E gels with this...will it be as effective as the aveeno? I liked the Aveeno b/c it was a 24 hr. moisterizer however I am not sure if it was causing me to break out and I wanted a matted finish look on my face.

Dimethicone 1.5%

aloe barbadensis leaf juice, ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, canola oil, cetyl alcohol, cholecalciferol, citric acid, diazolidinyl urea, fragrance, glycerin glyceryl stearate SE, glycine, hydroxytyrosol, L-cysteine, L-proline, L-taurine, Methylparaben, methylsulfonoylmethane, niacinamide, olea europaea fruit oil PEG-100 stearate, PEG-8, propylene glycol, proplparaben, pyridoxine, retinyl palmitate, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, tetrasodium EDTAm tocopherol, triethanolamine, water zea mays oil.

oops in my message b/4 this I said it did not have fragrance but I was wrong.

What do you think and can I put this on after my sunscreen instead of before?

Thanks for your help...Akelly
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drtodorov
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akelly wrote:
drtodorov....here is the list of all the ingredients for the skin repair cream... Is it okay to mix vit. A and E gels with this...will it be as effective as the aveeno?


It already has E and A (tocopherol and retinyl palmitate). It may be less effective than aveeno as a moisturizer since it does not have colloidal oatmeal, but it works for you, you can just apply it more often.
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akelly, sounds pretty good. The matte finish comes from dimethicone. As far as i know the advertised 24-hour moisturizing properties of aveeno and other major brands come from the petrolatum they cointain - it decreases water evaporation. Personally I am glad that this one is petrolatum free.

I don't like in the ingredients list the ascorbic acid (vit C) and citric acid cause my skin doesn't like acids in general but it depends on the formulation also so I guess I will give it a try. It may turn out a mild exfoliator :)

Another thing I noted is 'niacinamide'. Is that some kind of antibiotic?

Please keep us posted how your skin reacts to the cream ...

Make sure you wash it at night with some good face wash so it doesn't pile up and clog pores.

Right now is the perfect time to test for comedogenity cause it is HOT and the oil glands go crazy.
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akelly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangehrzn wrote:

Another thing I noted is 'niacinamide'. Is that some kind of antibiotic?


It is vitamin B3.
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stupid me lol

keep us posted please
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akelly, how is your skin doing with the cream??
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akelly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangehrzn wrote:
akelly, how is your skin doing with the cream??


I like the cream and my pimples on my chin cleared up...however, I did change to Clearasil Cleanser with 2% Salicic (sp) acid that may have helped clear up the zits. I felt Aveeno lotion moisterized my skin better though.

I put on the Medline cream and did not wear any make up over it and my sister said my skin looked really good. It does leave a nice matte finish! Also my mom has used the cream on her arms where she was getting red spots of some sort and the cream has really helped to calm the spots down.

My next mission is trying to find a sunscreen that mattifies the skin that has zinc oxide in it. It is so frustrating with the oily look and feel of sunscreens....I use a loose mineral makeup base and putting my make up on with greasy thick sunscreen makes me want to scream!
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orangehrzn



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akelly wrote:

My next mission is trying to find a sunscreen that mattifies the skin that has zinc oxide in it. It is so frustrating with the oily look and feel of sunscreens....I use a loose mineral makeup base and putting my make up on with greasy thick sunscreen makes me want to scream!


That is like looking for the Holly Grail - the cosmetics companies do not understand the need to put mattifiers in their sunscreeens. Paula Begoun sells a mineral sunscreen SPF 15: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/product.asp?CODE=PC145&PAGETYPE=S It has physical sunblocks ZnO and TiO and a silicone base which means it will mattify nicely. For some reason she doesn't recommend it for oily skins, not clear to me why ... The only thing I don't like in it is the glycerin but the only way to see if that will clog pores is to test it.

I never tried it but am hesitating about it so let me know how your skin likes it if you decide to get it.

Also there are foundations that mattify and have SPF 15 or more at the same time - Paula Begoun has a nice selection of those (again with silicone base - the girl has done her homework lol) but the price is kind of inflated - above $10/oz.
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