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Legion
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What was the name of that age defying cream that that's being sold by Boots? It was in the press recently, people killing each other for it.

I've been tasked with getting some and I'm not optimistic. Especially as I don't even know what it's called.
#1 at 14:21:51 - 13/06/2007
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It's apparently "Boots No7 Protect & Perfect" according to my good friend google.
#2 at 14:24:00 - 13/06/2007
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Cream of Sum Yung Gi

(sorry)
#3 at 14:27:16 - 13/06/2007
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Boots No7 Protect & Perfect.

LarryBong was correct as far as I can tell.
#4 at 14:33:53 - 13/06/2007
peej
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Durn been too busy to see this but the boys are right.

Oh and can I just add that nothing that you rub on your face is going to make any difference. They're all the same virtually, it's just all down to how much whale spunk they add to the stuff.

Peej
#5 at 14:35:28 - 13/06/2007
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Ben Goldacre's Bad Science take on the Boots supercream...
#6 at 15:02:34 - 13/06/2007
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Never heard of it!
#7 at 15:13:37 - 13/06/2007
Legion
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Thanks gents. Looks like it's rarer than rocking horse teeth.

#8 at 15:17:18 - 13/06/2007
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Legion said:Thanks gents. Looks like it's rarer than rocking horse teeth.


...
Was that deliberate, or is your age getting to you?
#9 at 16:02:27 - 13/06/2007
peej
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Legion said:Thanks gents. Looks like it's rarer than rocking horse teeth.



it is - apparently a lot of stores have had to limit it to one purchase per customer because of the usual ebaying greed situation.

Just as an observation from someone who used to work in the industry, what IS it with women and owning 12 bottles of moisturiser!?

Peej
#10 at 16:05:48 - 13/06/2007
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You'd do just as well rubbing your face with lard than using any of these creams.
#11 at 16:11:43 - 13/06/2007
Roobs
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Apparently Razz's ex-girlfriend found a more cheaper and allegedly better substitute...
#12 at 16:19:38 - 13/06/2007
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Roobs said:Apparently Razz's ex-girlfriend found a more cheaper and allegedly better substitute...


Hoho, wondered how long it would take for that to come up! :o)
#13 at 16:46:07 - 13/06/2007
Alastair
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peej said:Oh and can I just add that nothing that you rub on your face is going to make any difference.


I don't think that's entirely true. Perhaps there's little difference between products. But the difference between using a moisturiser and not is greater. ime
#14 at 16:47:41 - 13/06/2007
Roobs
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Alastair said:
Roobs said:Apparently Razz's ex-girlfriend found a more cheaper and allegedly better substitute...


Hoho, wondered how long it would take for that to come up! :o)


It wasn't that long ago since I found out about it and I still find it a novelty. ;)

Personally I only use one type of moisturiser for my face and I only use that because I hate the way my face feels tight after I've washed it. The only other thing along those lines that I use is hand cream and that's since working as a hairdresser where I handled various chemicals which has left my hands very chapped ever since.

Some women do notice a difference in different creams though, and the combination of some may work better, hence more than one cream. Everyone's skin is different, so some things work for others, some don't.
#15 at 16:52:31 - 13/06/2007
Legion
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peej said:
Legion said:Thanks gents. Looks like it's rarer than rocking horse teeth.



it is - apparently a lot of stores have had to limit it to one purchase per customer because of the usual ebaying greed situation.

Just as an observation from someone who used to work in the industry, what IS it with women and owning 12 bottles of moisturiser!?

Peej

What is it with men and owning 3 different consoles?!

I dunno mate. But when this cream was first released I was very pleased to note that it's not just men who are crazy. There were queues outside boots for days before and even now ebay prices are silly.
#16 at 17:19:32 - 13/06/2007
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Lutzie said:
Legion said:Thanks gents. Looks like it's rarer than rocking horse teeth.


...
Was that deliberate, or is your age getting to you?

You'll be telling me that the pope doesn't shit in the woods next.
#17 at 17:21:33 - 13/06/2007
peej
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The stupid thing is, the best moisturiser (though obviously not the sweetest smelling) is actually available in 2 litre bottles from most supermarkets for around 3 quid.

It's called Olive Oil.

No, seriously that stuff is fantastic for your skin. Obviously not smeared all over it but more of that stuff in your diet in general does do wonders for your skin.

Anyway, what do I know, I'm only an NVQ Skin Care / Makeover specialist.

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#18 at 18:28:04 - 13/06/2007
peej
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Also - at least 2 litres of water a day, doesn't matter in what form, is incredibly good for the skin.

Peej
#19 at 18:29:41 - 13/06/2007
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I have two types. One is Lancome Primordiale Optimum which is fantastic, and the other is Johnsons Clean & Clear for when I have a wee outbreak of spots which, at the age of almost 27, unfortunately I haven't grown out of yet.

And they are not all the same. I have sensitive skin that objects to all sorts of stuff. I can't use some brands at all. Some of them dry my skin out really badly, others make it horribly greasy.
#20 at 19:00:03 - 13/06/2007
mal
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peej said:Also - at least 2 litres of water a day, doesn't matter in what form, is incredibly good for the skin.


Got a link for that, perchance? I'm very suspicious about that after getting stung by a 'you must drink n litres of water, and tea and coffee don't count' meme recently. For a start, tea and coffee do hydrate you, so that's at least 50% bollocks. And since stopping attempting it and instead DRINKING WATER WHEN I'M THIRSTY I've found I've generally got more energy.

My skin is in shocking condition though, so who am I to say.
#21 at 19:10:12 - 13/06/2007
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angeltreats said:I have two types. One is Lancome Primordiale Optimum which is fantastic, and the other is Johnsons Clean & Clear for when I have a wee outbreak of spots which, at the age of almost 27, unfortunately I haven't grown out of yet.

And they are not all the same. I have sensitive skin that objects to all sorts of stuff. I can't use some brands at all. Some of them dry my skin out really badly, others make it horribly greasy.


C'est true, they're not all the same but tops, 2 different types is all you really need (so you're a model skin carer Aveen). Oh and as for the breakouts thing, I still get 'em at 39 - it's a pain in the arse innit.

Mal - I can't find a link but I can certainly vouch personally for the water thing. As someone with chronic dry skin all year round, but ten times worse in winter than in summer, it works for me - and in fact that's the byword with any skin care regime, find out what works for you and stick to it rigidly.

Oh and with the olive oil, this is of course only any good if you don't have naturally oily skin as a build up of sebaceous oils is pretty much as bad as just letting your skin dry out.

Two other good skin tips which are gross but really work - make salves with avocado and cucumber :) Feels horrible going on but it's blimmin good for soaking up all that crud that's in your blackheads.

Peej
#22 at 21:11:26 - 13/06/2007
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mal said:
peej said:Also - at least 2 litres of water a day, doesn't matter in what form, is incredibly good for the skin.


Got a link for that, perchance? I'm very suspicious about that after getting stung by a 'you must drink n litres of water, and tea and coffee don't count' meme recently. For a start, tea and coffee do hydrate you, so that's at least 50% bollocks. And since stopping attempting it and instead DRINKING WATER WHEN I'M THIRSTY I've found I've generally got more energy.

My skin is in shocking condition though, so who am I to say.



The 2 litres a day of drinking water myth came about from some study that said you need 2 litres a day of fluids from any source, which includes your food (which usually has a fair bit of fluid in). As you get about half your requirements just from your food, you don't need to specifically drink as much, and obviously tea and coffee do count (just not quite as much as water).
#23 at 02:17:14 - 14/06/2007
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I read an interview with a Hollywood makeup artist who insists that if you want to tighten the skin on the face temporarily, you can do no better than pile cream. Although she did say that she used it on ageing action heroes, and it's not a good long term solution.
#24 at 12:23:41 - 14/06/2007
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That's very true, lots of make up artists use them to shrink the bags under people's eyes.

Pile cream is also very good for shrinking a blister :-)
#25 at 12:45:49 - 14/06/2007

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