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akelly



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Vitamin E cream vitamin A cream Reply with quote

Should I apply the Vitamin E cream (recipe from smart skin) day and night?

Will the Vitamin A cream that I make (recipe from Smart Skin) help reduce wrinkles? I am not quite sure what the benefits are of this cream.
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drtodorov
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E can be applied at any time, it is relatively stable in the light

Vit A cream may improve texture and occasionally fine lines. It may slow down further signs of aging. For wrinkles, a retinoid, such as tretinoin is likely to fare better.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: fine lines & wrinkles Reply with quote

Would a retinol or a retinyl palmitate work better on slowing down the aging process or possible reverse? Or would you suggest the tretinoin be the best alternative?
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retinol (if not degraded) is a bit more active but retinyl palmitate more stable and less irritating. If you want extra safety use retinyl palmitate.

Tretinoin is generally more effective but if you have sensitive skin you may wish to avoid it. And even with normal skin, start slowly, with very low dose every other day.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: fine lines Reply with quote

In your opinion do retinol and retinyl palmitate have corrective properties on sun damaged skin? Is it possible to reverse fine lines with the use of these properties? Or is tretinoin the only effective means. Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically, to become active, retinol or retinyl palmitate needs to be converted to retinoic acid. Such conversion is relatively slow, but in some people it goes faster than average, and those people have a good chance to reduce sun damage and fine lines with retinol or retinyl palmitate.

On the other hand, tretinoin is already active because it already is a form of retinoic acid -- so a higher percentage of people would respond to it.

If your skin converts retinol at above average rate than it may work for you almost as well as tretinoin. But there is no way of knowing without expesnsive labwork.
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