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Old 01-29-2003, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hi! I have been using the acne miracle system..but my skin is really dry...i just bought Oil of Olay Total Effects Mositerizer and I just applied it..but i am scared about putting moisterizer on my face...i always feel like i am going to break out..does anyone else have this experience or feelings?

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Old 01-29-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hi DDF. I can TOTALLY understand your fear of moisturizers..I can count myself in with you. After all the good reviews of this product on here, I decided to try it last week. I have to tell you that I am really impressed by it. I do not feel greasy, and gosh I hope that my acne is not aggravated by it, because it truly feels good on the skin. I find it's a very nice base b4 makeup, and after about 5 days now, my skin is showing a very nice evenness to it. I think it's the nicest thing I have done FOR my skin. Maybe my skin is finally trying to say "thanks". I hope it continues to work and that it will work for you as well. Best of luck!'

Old 01-29-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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thanks....have you noticed a breakout with it?

Old 01-29-2003, 12:15 PM   #4
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I didn't have a great experience with the Total Effects personally (I think I was allergic to it), but I can totally relate to your feelings on moisturizer in general. For years I was really scared to use any because my face was already so oily and I felt like using it was a sure way to break out... However, this winter has been really harsh, and I ended up reincorporating moisturizer into my routine. I was actually shocked at the results; my face is a lot less oilier now that I use moisturizer when it was when I didn't. The best I can figure out is that without moisturizer, my skin was so dry that it was overcompensating by producing lots of oil... using moisturizer reversed the problem.

Old 01-29-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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i can relate to what you are saying....the hardest part of my skin care has been finding a moisturizer for my skin.

alot of them cause me to break out or make my skin look greasy.

Total Effects is the best thing i've tried, it doesn't cause me any irritation.

"now i know that the skin just veils the soul"
"now i know that the skin just veils the soul"

Old 01-29-2003, 03:35 PM   #6
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I can't say that I am clear using total Effects...but I wasn't clear 5 days ago when i started it. I do notice a pimple on each cheek and have relized that it was this blush that I changed to(loreal), because it is RIGHT where i apply the blush, so I'm blaming the blush and not the Olay. I feel it keeps my make up last longer and I am "appearing" clearer and smoother, if any of this makes any sense. I really want to continue it unless something awful happens or someone tells me it's terrible for "OUR" conditions, but as others have mentioned, being too dry makes us produce oil. I hope this will keep me balanced...we shall see. Regards,

Old 01-29-2003, 05:02 PM   #7
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I think the best thing to do is to test out the product on your skin. Choose a small area of skin and apply it to only that area for a week or two. See how your skin reacts and judge accordingly.

Old 01-29-2003, 06:47 PM   #8
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I just bought total effects yesterday!
I only used it last night - but it smells delish!! lol
Ive been usuing the "intensive restoration treatment" with the retinol - it helps with the scars.
I hope it doesnt make my face break out!


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