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Hello, I'm 51 and I have noticed my arms are crepey, so in addition to staying hydrated and eating right, I now apply vitamin C serum from a recipe from the internet, a hyaluronic acid serum recipe with niacinamide, CeraVe's stretch mark lotion because of the actives it contains, and sunscreen (LaRoche-Posay with Ecamsule). What could I do to improve my results? Thank you, Demetra
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Demetra, let me think about this, a very common problem. In the meantime, I leave you with the ingredients for Cerave

Cerave stretch mark lotion

Purified Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ceteareth-20, Panthenol, Butyrospemum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Calendula Officianalis Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Zinc Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium PCA, Triethanolamine, Dipotassium Phosphate, Isopropyl Myristate, Ehtylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Marribium Vulgare Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanedoil, Caprylyl Glycol

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Thank you.
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I would not pay much attention to the "actives" in the Cerave lotion. Remember that the ingredients appear in order of concentration. Also, ceramides are awfully expensive, so I would assume that Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Argan Oil, Calendula  Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 are present at "label value" concentrations, i.e. at very low values, not enough to do much for you except to impress you.

However, the lotion as such is good: with shea butter and petrolatum, it will prevent drying of the skin. Just that should help your "crepey" skin.

What would I use? I would treat my arms as if it were my face. Same for the hands. Vitamin A cream, collagen serum and dream cream. And our products are not expensive and they go a long way.
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Thanks, I appreciate your help! ☺
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Heard glycation causes the crepey skin. What are your thoughts on Skinceutical AGE cream's ingredients? What is best concoction to use from SKinactives for all over body?

Ingredients in Skinceutical AGE

aqua, propylene glycol, dimethicone, hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol, cyclohexasiloxane, isohexadecane, glycerin, synthetic wax, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, ci 77163 / bismuth oxychloride, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, salicyloyl phytosphingosine, acrylates copolymer, methylparaben, ethylparaben, disodium edta, vaccinium myrtillus extract / vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, parfum / fragrance, butylphenyl methylpropional, coumarin

THANKS SO MUCH! Love your products!


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Our collagen serum was originally named "let's make collagen". The idea was also to protect collagen and other skin proteins from glycation and other chemical modifications that change their structure.

Phytosphingosine is one of the many lipids that can help your skin. You will find ceramides in our ELS serum.

I would suggest you go for rosehip oil. You will see an immediate improvement. You can also use some vitamin C crystals to rub your skin while taking a shower. 

No need for complicated stuff but your body, including your arms, will benefit from the skin care products we sell.

Also, avoid fragrances, like those in the Skinceutical products. They don't help but quite often they can harm your skin. Some of them are photosensitizers.
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I am in my 60s and also  was dismayed to see crepey skin in the thin areas on the underside of my arms and inside the crook of my elbow.  But I am making progress with Anti-age cream and Vitamin A  creme as well as Dream Cream. I treat that thin skin of my arms to my face regime now.   Rest of the body gets Dream Cream to counteract  wrinkles from dryness. 

AND  I have been doing more weight bearing exercises and trying to build up my arm muscles, including my triceps.  If there is more tissue under the skin to plump it  up, it might look better. I do believe I am making progress with this regime and they don't look as crepey. And I can open my own jars now. 
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Great news!  I do some weight training too.
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