Friday, 27 February 2015

Dr Sam on Female Hormonal Acne

Hi All!

So back for Round 2 with the very popular Dr Sam. Here we talk about female hormonal acne - next up is topical retinoids, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

We're responding to comments as soon as we are able so thank you for your patience. 



34 comments:

  1. I can't find the Dermalogica booster you mention in the comments section of the Youtube video. Has it changed name?

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  2. Hi Caroline, I am looking for a non-foaming cleanser but I can,t find one suitable for acne-prone sensitive oily skin, could you recommend one, please? Love your blog!

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    1. Clinique take the day off cleansing balm has been my favourite cleanser. My skin is oily, sensitive with odd spot

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    2. Try the Cerave one for oily skin... very gentle

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    3. Oskia renaissance cleansing gel is great for my very reactive acne-prone combo skin! Can be used mornings/make-up removal/night so perfect if you don't want to buy different ones

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  3. Thank you!!! I already own a cream with benzoyl peroxide and one with retinoids and didn't know how to use them! Well, now I do!!

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  4. Can you recommend anything for acne scarring? My acne appears to be clearing up, however I am left with hideous scars :( Any advice you could offer would be much appreciated. Thank you x

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    1. Retin-A is really good. Stick with it if you start peeling. We get it without a prescription here but you may need one. Get a mild one to start with.

      Anceeta.com

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    2. Thanks for your advice, I'll be taking a trip to the doctor then as I can't find anywhere online to purchase it so must be prescription only in the UK. Thank you for the suggestion :)

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  5. I seem experience bad reactions from most of retinol products b/c of other ingredients in the formulations that my skin can't tolerate. I'm wondering if Sunday Riley Luna is strong enough as a retinoid to help with female hormonal acne? It's one of the only ingredient lists I can get on board with. Can the trans-retinol ester have the same helpful effect as Dr Sam's talking about from other retinol products?

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  6. Is okay to use Kerstin Florian's Clarifying Oil-Control Toner as an acid toner?

    Ingredients:
    WATER (AQUA), OLETH-20, POLYSORBATE 20, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, *ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE , ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, MENTHOL, SALICYLIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.

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  7. Ah Caroline I have always lived your work but this video is a total game changer for me!! This is my hormonal/stressed skin exactly, triangle of spots, u-zone - all of it! Thank you so much for the advice I'll be seeing if I can get some product with those ingredients in.
    I know you like a yes/no question - is my aesop salicylic acid gel too harsh for these type of spots?
    Much love and thanks as always!

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  8. What is the best retinol based product for 20-something skin with mild scarring/pigmentation? Is the La Roche Posay redermic R any good?

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  9. I use Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide, AHA, BHA etc. but I still get one pimple every month when I PMS. Hate it.

    Anceeta.com

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    1. Use a hydrocolloid bandage on it

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  10. This is SO exciting! It's sort of in line with budget week/month too - I'm so pleased to see Dr. Sam Bunting is a fan of the french pharmacy products too! Great video ladies x

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  11. Hi Caroline, Have you seen candylipz lip plumping device? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this product, will it cause smokers lines around the mouth? Plus it looks hilarious :-()

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  12. Thank you for sharing Dr Sam with your readers - she defo must practice what she preaches as her skin is amazing! Can't wait for the rosacea & dehydrated skin chat :)

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  13. Thank you thank you. This IS my biggest issue. I feel so validated by this clip - hearing my exact problem discussed. I will follow the treatment as prescribed Thank you Lady Hirons and the good Dr Sam.

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  14. Thanks again! I definitely have spots around my jawline, and definitely had them in my previous job when it got stressful, and they correspond to the description of Dr Sam, so I'll give this a try.
    I was trying to find Retriderm, but when I put it into Google another product (non LRP) shows. has it maybe been discontinued? I currently have the Indeed labs Retinol reface, although due to its sticky texture I must admit I use it rarely...

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    1. I'm not sure whether it was a typo. I looked into the LRP products and the only thing remotely similar to that name is LRP Redermic R which states: "La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is ideal for women who are looking for an effective solution to wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dark spots." It does have 0.3% retinol. I've looked for what feels like hours now trying to find LRP Retriderm but found nothing, I would have thought even if it was discontinued there would be some mention of it somewhere on the internet, even if it's just a passing comment.

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    2. Same here ladies, I looked through the YouTube comments and others asked the same, so I think it's a typo and it was meant to be the LRP Redermic R. At least I'll try that once my Retinol reface from Indeed runs out :)

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  15. Thank you for your informative videos! I just want to ask about something mentioned in the video; is it dangerous to use retinol products when you are pregnant or trying to conceive? Thank you~!

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  16. Thanks again great info, I would really appreciate any recommendations for budget products with retinol please

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  17. I can't seem to find the Retriderm R by La Roche Posay... Is the Redermic Range the same?

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    1. It's Redermic R : http://www.laroche-posay.us/redermic--r--3337872413063.html

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  18. Can you still use acid toners? Have some success with these and anti inflamatories LRP Effaclar Duo.

    Looks like I need to make the big step, yes I am scared., onto retinols. Is Indeed Labs Retinol Reface ok? Ingredients states retinols but blurb says there are 3 types but no percentages. Seems cheaper than Avene and LRP £20 instead of £30

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    1. Sorry should of clicked on links on Labels for retinol and retinols as you have already said it's Ok. Should of known you had alreday addressed this issue.

      Thank you for all your advice I always mention you when buying products so I don't get sucked in by brand hype.

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  19. I just had a disgusting hormonal acne breakout on my chin (it's never been this bad), and honestly, just continuing the usual routine of cleanse, acid, hydrate, serum (Retinol Reface from Indeed labs), oil, moisturiser - with no makeup wearing - day 3 now and it's MUCH less angry, two fading spots and one still-irritated pimple. Yay for acids and retinols!

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  20. CeraVe is also a really excellent quality, fairly cheap bland option (it's like cerave but with a few anti-aging goodies) and most dermatologists recommend it.

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  22. There still seems to be a problem getting anything with benzoyl peroxide in here in the UK - can anyone recommend anything/anywhere that is available? I used to use Quinoderm, managed to find a LRP treatment on the U.S. Amazon but not sure if it ships to the UK...

    Charlotte

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  23. Thank you so much for all these videos - literally feels like there might be light at the end of this acne covered tunnel ( grossness. ) I have struggled (hesitate to use suffered because I'm aware there are worse things in the world) with acne and scarring since I was about 11 (now 19) and will follow these tips religiously. I would literally love a consultation with Dr Sam but couldn't ever afford it, I just wanted to ask whether it would be rude to ask for say a half length consultation for half the price? Or if there is any other way of reducing the cost! Am willing to save but even then is too much for me. Thank you :)

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  24. Is it cleanse, treat and moisturise in the morning? Or is the Effaclar Duo both treatment and moisturiser in one?

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