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    Default Anyone tried this serum? Garden of Wisdom

    Just wondering if anyone's tried this (or anything else from this brand, Garden of Wisdom):

    http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalo...49/5004826.htm

    There were some good reviews on makeupalley.com, as well as the site itself. There are also some interesting forums here, in which some discuss rosacea care and topical products.

    I did order the small size, so I will be back to report on it (I'm currently using Topix Replenix CF green tea serum, but it is rather expensive so I'm looking for something else).

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    Thanks Chenoarae.
    Hope it works for you and keep us in the loop

    Best wishes,
    Melissa

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    So I've used this serum once daily for a little over a week now, and I can't tell whether it's this or just the continuing influence of doxycycline, but my skin is feeling smoother since I've begun its use and redness is minimizing.

    Ingredients:
    Immortelle Hydrosol
    Sea Gel Compound Blend
    Calendula Infused Oil
    Oat Beta Glucans
    Panthenol B-5
    Seabuckthorn Seed Co2 Extract
    Seabuckthorn Leaf Extract
    Azelaic Acid Derivative
    Malachite Elixir
    Mandelic Acid
    L-lysine
    Lecithin
    Optiphen


    Not sure what the "Azelaic Acid Derivative" refers to, but I thought it could be a good thing. I'm still interested in trying finacea.
    Also, mandelic acid has some interesting properties I like.
    This link expands on it, if you like:

    http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/mandelic.html

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    I am interested in trying the mandelic acid to help my melasma. I think the azelaic acid derivative may be azeloyl glycine which is meant to be more stable than azelaic acid.

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    thanks valby - any idea if the azeloyl glycine is meant to act in a similar manner as azelaic acid?

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    Apparently it is but is meant to more gentle. I think I read up about it on the skinactives site (btw I have no affiliation to this site it is just the only one I have ever bought "actives" from).

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    Chenoarae, thanks for updating us on your progress with the serum. Your information is always so helpful! The ingredients look good. That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for - products without all the junk in them. I wondered if the serum dries your skin at all and if your skin is normally dry or oily. I'd like to try it for redness on my cheeks but they are kind of dry.

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    Hi there

    My skin is normally very dry, and no, this serum hasn't dried me out at all. Also, the serum comes in 3 different sizes (and two different types - I haven't tried the redness be gone one) and the smallest size is $7, so it's reasonable. It is quite small, but a little goes a long way.

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    Good to hear it's not drying for you and good thing the cost isn't too bad. Lots of their other products look good too. I'll let you know if I try it!

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