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#Post 1 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:01 AM

What products even out the body's skin tone? (especially knees and elbows)



#Post 2 of 22 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:32 PM

i don't know about specific products, but i would guess coco butter or shea butter would work well. i like using exfoliating gloves for those rough, discolored areas. knees, elbows, back of the arms, where thighs and tushy meet. all those areas seem to benefit from exfoliation.

#Post 3 of 22 OFFLINE   Retro-Violet

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:18 AM

i say its a mix of exfoliation and a good moisturizer.

#Post 4 of 22 OFFLINE   macface

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:05 AM

coco butter

#Post 5 of 22 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:25 PM

Originally Posted by Retro-Violet View Post
i say its a mix of exfoliation and a good moisturizer.
excellent point!

#Post 6 of 22 OFFLINE   newyorlatin

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:13 PM

Ditto on the CocoButter. It takes a few months but it really works.

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#Post 7 of 22 OFFLINE   SimplyElegant

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:42 PM

I've never tried this but on Tyra, she used crisco and then put a sock on her arm and it worked on there.

#Post 8 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:58 AM

No AHA or glycolic acid?

#Post 9 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:33 PM

I've heard that cocoa butter while good for skin doesn't actually improve discolorations all that much.

#Post 10 of 22 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:29 PM

Originally Posted by sephoras girl View Post
I've heard that cocoa butter while good for skin doesn't actually improve discolorations all that much.
have you tried the exfoliating gloves yet? if you're looking for a cream that seems to brighten the skin somewhat i like co bigelow lemon body butter.

#Post 11 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:11 PM

I've never heard of that.

#Post 12 of 22 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:35 PM

this is what the look like. they're kind of like a buff puff. they lather up great with shower gel or bar soap and do an amazing job of smoothing out the tone and texture of the skin. these have replaced a washcloth for me. i use them everywhere except my face.



#Post 13 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:45 PM

Cool!
Its looks kinda ruff.
It might break me out.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:11 PM

my skin is pretty sensitive and i haven't had any problems. i do use natural shower gels, though. i must say that my skin has improved so much with these gloves. lotion glides on and my skin is super soft. they're probably less expensive than aha or glycolic washes. only $5 at cvs.

#Post 15 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:28 PM

Who can resist that price?
5$?
I'm going to keep eye on this..

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:14 PM

Co-sign on the gloves, I get mine from The Body Shop because I found the cheaper ones were more scratchy...they're brilliant because you can throw them in the wash unlike a loofah.

I agree the key is regular exfolition plus a good skin evening moisturiser like cocoa or shea butter, also I like Origins Modern Friction for The Body scrub; get a SA to try it on you it seriously made my hands two different shades after she gave me the demo! They have a version for the face too.
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#Post 17 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:41 AM

Originally Posted by LipglossQueen View Post
Co-sign on the gloves, I get mine from The Body Shop because I found the cheaper ones were more scratchy...they're brilliant because you can throw them in the wash unlike a loofah.

I agree the key is regular exfolition plus a good skin evening moisturiser like cocoa or shea butter, also I like Origins Modern Friction for The Body scrub; get a SA to try it on you it seriously made my hands two different shades after she gave me the demo! They have a version for the face too.

Your hands were 2 different colors?


#Post 18 of 22 OFFLINE   LipglossQueen

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

Sorry I tend to ramble on without being clear, it removed the dead skin and it left my hands alot brighter an more even, knuckles were lighter etc...sort of like when you wax for the first time and takes off all the dead skin.

It would be perfect for knees and elbows but as the skin is slightly thicker than my knuckles it may take a bit longer but you see results quickly, like I said they're happy to demo the product so there's no pressure to buy something you may not like.
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#Post 19 of 22 OFFLINE   sephoras girl

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

I see

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:09 AM

Originally Posted by LipglossQueen View Post
Co-sign on the gloves, I get mine from The Body Shop because I found the cheaper ones were more scratchy...they're brilliant because you can throw them in the wash unlike a loofah.

I agree the key is regular exfolition plus a good skin evening moisturiser like cocoa or shea butter, also I like Origins Modern Friction for The Body scrub; get a SA to try it on you it seriously made my hands two different shades after she gave me the demo! They have a version for the face too.
Any body tried body brushing?