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1/2 Price All Olay Skincare at Woolworths

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As advertised in the Woolies catalogue on page 33, all Olay skin care will be half price from Wed 31 Jan - Tues 6 Feb.

During the summer months I like the Complete Defence Daily UV Lotion Sensitive Sp30+ 75ml which is really light, absorbs quickly, has no scent and a higher SPF - it will be $7.70 at half price. Those who want to improve texture and fine lines may prefer the total effects range.

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  • +1 vote

    Awesome was after some cheap moisturiser/sunscreen, thanks moocher!

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    Their total effects pore minimising toner is always out of stock. Anyone here use it? I am just wondering if it is always that popular or is it a slow moving product that is not stocked.

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      I don't use it, but if you're referring to stock at Woolworths, they may not have it in store anymore, at least not at my location.

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      If you want to use a good toner then I recommend the Maria Badescu brand.

      I use the Glycolic acid one

      https://www.mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/glycolic-acid-toner/I...

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        The Ordinary's glygolic acid toner is better value at 7% concentration, if your skin can handle it.
        http://theordinary.com/product/rdn-glycolic-acid-7pct-toning.... Adore Beauty has it but it's currently out of stock. As with other Ordinary products, they come in and out of stock due to high demand.

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          Is there actually any benefits of using 7% compared to 2%?

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          @HarveySpecter: Glycolic acid is an AHA, and for AHA's the usual recommended effective range is quoted as somewhere between 5-10%. See article 1, article 2. Everyone's skin is different, so what works for others may not work for you. I have some mild sensitivity but can use the 7% Glycolic acid every 2 nights without issue.

          BHA's are a different story, I wouldn't go higher than 2%.

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          @moocher: Just did a little research. I think 7% will be too strong when applying the toner twice a day. But I found this Pixi Glow Toner which is 5% and that might be a bit more suitable for everyday use

          https://www.sephora.com.au/products/pixi-glow-tonic/v/100-ml...

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          @HarveySpecter: Yes the Pixi glow is meant to be very good. You are absolutely right, I wouldn't dare to use the 7% twice a day :) I actually have another toner for morning and alternate nights.

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          @moocher: If it wasn't for your post I wouldn't have found out about the Pixie and the Mario Bradescu 2% was too weak for my face. Kudos to you :)

          I just hope upping the % won't "purge" my face again. When I first started using Glygoric acid my face was breaking out for 2 months until it became acne free again.

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          @HarveySpecter: No worries at all :) Sorry to hear about your bad reaction to Glycolic though. Did you have acne before that? I read somewhere that sometimes the purging is getting rid of things that are already under the surface but who wants to deal with that for 2 months! :(

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          @moocher: Yeh the bad reaction sucked but it was all part of the purging process to make my skin clean again.

          Long story short about face adventure. I initially started using Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser -> 2% Benzoyl peroxide -> Moisturizer regime. That worked well and I've been following that regime for over 10 years which kept my skin acne free. The only downside was my face was constantly dry so I had to apply moisturizer every time I washed my face and the BP discoloured my bed sheets and clothes.

          Anyway, late 2016, I thought my acne years was beyond me so there was no point continuing this regime so I cut using BP cold turkey and I just used face wash and moisturizer. Slowly acne started appearing on my face again and it was mid 2017 I started breaking out like a teenager and big pores started appearing out of no where which made it aged +10yrs. So that's when started researching again and found this Glygoric acid.

          So now my current regime is 2% Sacylic acid scrub -> glygoric acid -> Olay 7 in 1 total affect moisturizer. When I first started using the Glygoric it made me break out even more so it was horrible but its all good now and now I'm clear skin and acne free again :D

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          @HarveySpecter: Sorry to hear about the issues :( You're doing the right thing to use some BHA (salicylic acid) as I read that it's good for deep cleaning of pores whereas AHA is more for surface exfoliation. One of my friends with the occasional adult acne swears by the Ordinary Salicylic acid 2% and I've also read good things about the Korean brand COSRX blackhead power liquid which also has salycylic.

          I hope you'll be able to settle on a regime that works well for you soon! Interested to know how you go with the Pixi Glow tonic too.

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          How often do they stock the Ordinary toner? I looked everywhere and it is out of stock online.

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          @bestbarginever: I'm not sure if there's a pattern. I usually just enter my email into the 'notify me' box when I'm waiting for something.

          Alternatively if you have quite a few products from The Ordinary that you want, you can consider ordering from overseas. Victoria Health in the UK is alright, you take 20% VAT off so it can offset the shipping if you order enough.

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          @moocher:
          ordered the ordinary toner from ASOS and used it for couple of days. I feel it is almost like the witch hazel toner - didnt feel like it does much to cleanse my face other than leaving a sticky residue on it

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          @bestbarginever: It's meant to be to used after cleansing - you should cleanse your face first and use it as a toner and only at night. It's meant for gentle exfoliation.

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          @moocher: A toner is usually used in a cleanse , tone and moisturise setup. A good toner should pick up leftover dirt after cleanse but I feel this toner does not do a better job than the olay one . It is watery (feel veey much like witch hazel added with glygoric acid) and I have to apply a lot of it to the cotton bud.

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          @bestbarginever: There are many different types of products called toners, but this glycolic acid one falls under 'Exfoliating, Acid-Based Toners' in this adore beauty article. Sorry that you don't like it, but do be careful not to apply too much as it is an acid and will increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. See The Ordinary product description for more details.

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        Witch Hazel does a bloody good job.

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      You can get the total effects pore minimising toner at Priceline for 30% off at the moment.

  • +2 votes

    Tested on animals, probably in China.
    May contain all kinds of nasties, not just things like palm oil, who knows, the ingredients is only partially published on these products.

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    Thanks OP, just shaved my head, have to protect the egg! Might Broden this (sorry guys)

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    anyone interested in finding out more about the ingredients used in cosmetic products, check out http://www.cosdna.com/
    it's mostly aimed at Asian beauty products and skincare products but still has plenty of western brands

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    Can anyone recommend a decent any wrinkle cream please?

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      You want to get wrinkles?

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      Assuming you mean anti-wrinkle ;): I haven't used it personally but the Olay Regenerist range is supposed to be quite good. If you are willing to layer products, you are better off using a targeted serum like retinoid or matrixyl then layering a generic moisturiser on top. In general, one-jar solutions may not have the concentrations of active ingredients that are high enough for effectiveness. But it really depends on lifestyle and how much time one is likely to spend on a skincare routine.

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        I'm male so its just cream I'm after. At the moment I just apply my Neutrogena Norwegian hand cream around/under the eyes before bed and when I wake up.

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          If you intend to use the same product for your face and eyes, then it might be a good idea to get a mild + oil free facial moisturiser as eyes can be easily irritated with strong actives. There is debate about whether a separate eye product is needed as the skin around our eyes are different - it's thinner and does not have oil glands. However, hand creams are generally not recommended for the face, as the consistency thicker and may be comedogenic on the face. But of course it's your face and you should do what you are comfortable with :)

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          @moocher: Wow thanks for the awesome response!

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          @datzed: Oh, forgot to say, sun protection for the day is a must. Not just to avoid skin cancer but it's a major cause of skin-aging + wrinkles!

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          @moocher: Is Sp15 enough?

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          @HarveySpecter: If you're only outdoors for 5-10 minutes, stay in the shade most of the time while out and work in the office then SPF 15 is fine. Personally if I'm outdoors for any longer I would use SPF30 or more on the face and body. Always buy broad spectrum which protects from both UVA and UVB rays. If you're going full exposure (beach + direct sun etc) then I'd go for SPF30-50+ and re-apply and use a hat. The cancer council has helpful information about sunscreens.

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          @moocher: I've read that UVA was the bad one since UVB helps manufacture Vitamin D which is good for your body :D

          and 15mins of unprotected sun exposure is good for you :D

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          @HarveySpecter: Sunscreens don't block everything, so even after liberal application (which most people don't do including me :P - you really need a lot!), you're still letting some rays through. For example, with SPF 30 you're still letting in 3.3% of UV according to Cancer council.

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          @moocher: moocher, I bought some cheap SPF 50 from Priceline, their home brand I guess. It was a big mistake. It works to stop sunburn but I just get MORE freckles. This is much worse than a burn for me! :P

          Do you know any solution to this or whether there is anything out there that can stop freckles from appearing? I am going Banana boat ultra next time!

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          @StoneSin: Hmm sunscreen is meant to help prevent freckles, which are caused by exposure to the sun. My guess would be that the sunscreen was not effective or not applied/re-applied enough. Note that sunscreens do expire and lose their effectiveness after a couple of years.

          I don't really have any experience with freckles but here is a reddit thread that discusses The Ordinary products that might work to help fade them.

          (As if it wasn't obvious enough, yes, I'm a big fan of The Ordinary because their products are so reasonably priced and they work….)

      • +1 vote

        The ordinary product range is fantastic - agree -that it's better to use targeting serums and layer on and then add moisturiser on top. The ordinary is really affordable and effective :) Thank you! If anyone has sensitive skin, dermatitis, eczema occasionally - I would highly recommend MooGoo MSM cream

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          How can you tell if you have sensitive skin or not???

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          @HarveySpecter: Sometimes if your skin is itchy or has red patches or is susceptible to dryness? My skin can be a bit on the dry side depending on weather but it's been great using the ordinary range and MooGoo MSM cream. I've used the Olay eye creams and face creams and they're fine too.

  • +3 votes

    Thanks moocher. I really appreciate your skincare and cosmetic deal posts, they aren't always the top voted deals (wrong demographic I guess) but they have saved me a lot of money, and your product tips are great. So thanks :)

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    Moocher, what moisturiser do you use in winter? Because there's UV rays all year round, not just because it's hot.

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    Thanks miss

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    Don’t know if they have any left but I went into Priceline last week and they had the duo total effect pack for 14 dollars for 50g night cream and 50 day cream from the total effects range plus bag they have other packs as well that should still be on special in store none left on line for the other ranges

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