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Longhorn

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Hello all,

I've been using BKRW with added Niacinamide and Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid in the morning to help with my melasma for the past year or so.  I've run out of the BKRW/Niacinamide combo and as long as I keep using Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid, my melasma seems to stay under control.  I've run out of Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid and have kept using the BKRW/Niacinamide combo and my melasma seems to find its way back.  So, what I've come to find is that the Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid seems to work well for me.  So, now that I've run out of the BKRW/Niacinamide combo again, I'm ready to try something newalthough I will keep using the Vitamin C Serum with Ascorbic Acid.  Can anybody here tell me if the Antioxidant Day Cream might help me in my quest for a melasma free complexion?  Will adding Niacinamide and Licorice Extract to that mix nullify its powers? 

P.S. I always use sunscreen!

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Great post, thank you. We need more of this kind of post for skin conditions that are as elusive as melasma and rosacea.

There is no reason why liquorice and niacinamide should "nullify" the effects of the actives in the antioxidant day cream, it is not that common for actives to work against each other (on the contrary, usually actives work synergistically).

The ascorbic acid has three main effects: antioxidant, acidification and collagen synthesis promotion. I would not even try to guess what is going on in your skin, just be happy that it works.

Suggestions anybody? It would be so nice to add to this post by suggesting more products that have actually worked on the skin of real clients!

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Hi,
I am over 50 and have had a good bit of sun damage and brown spots. I began using Skin Actives over 3 years ago and will absolutely never use anything else. My skin looks better than it has since I was a teen.
My routine is after washing with their cleanser - I use a pinch of vitamin C crystals then after a few seconds rinse. I'm sure the vitamin C serum works just as well or better but due to being over 50 I like using the collagen serum.

AM - Collagen Serum; BKRW cream; Sunscreen
PM - Collagen Serum; Vitamin A cream
I will use their mitochondrial cream instead of the BKRW once a week or so and enjoy trying all their samples. (All their products have worked well for me.)  But due to the sun damage I always use the BKRW cream as my usual AM routine.

I also used the TCA Spot Peel kit to eliminate the unsightly brown spots. I was a little conservative on the time application and it still worked wonders. I rarely need the spot peel but have it and will use it if I notice the beginning of a brown spot.

I add Niacinamide and Amino Booster to both creams; and the new Elixir 10 to my Vitamin A cream. I also just absolutely love the Enzymatic Exfoliation powder. I use it at least once a week and it does wonders for my large pores. 

I enjoy experimenting and find that sometimes I will need more moisture in the winter than in the summer. So have fun and experiment. All their products are wonderful so it's really just a matter of what works best for your particular skin needs.

Hope some of that helps a little. 

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It does help,  a lot. Thanks!
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Really can I add Elixir10 to the Vitamin A cream ????????

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Yes, but start by adding a little bit, make sure it dissolves well before adding more.
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Thank you
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