I have been having some acne troubles and I went ahead and bought the Illumask. It was on sale at Target for $25, but I had a $5 coupon for Ulta and some points, so i went there- $30-$5= $25, plus a free travel case (bc I def needed that, right?). I decided to try it tonight while watching the Ravens. My family had a great laugh about it, so hopefully they're past it, but probably not... For those of you curious if it works, I will try to keep up documenting my 30 day journey. I even took a few pics, although I'm soooo not comfortable showing my face in its current state. My face has about 5 blemishes right now, chin/mouth area, two are cystic and hurt, although better than yesterday for sure. If I forget details or you have questions, feel free to ask. I just got finished using it. Directions are pretty simple: start with a clean face, put mask on like a pair of sunglasses, push button. It lights up right away, and goes off after 15 minutes on its own. The counter starts at 30, and counts down 1 each time you turn it on. There is no such thing as a pause , if you stop and start, it will deduct a use from the counter. So 30 uses, 30 days, less than a dollar a day. I don't know if it works, but what the heck...if it were $100, I'd say no until someone else tried it first, but $25 is worth it, My first impression is yea right, but I'm hopeful. Fifteen minutes went by pretty quickly. I will say, there is virtually no line of vision- I can only see if the room is lit up, and only in front of me. Forget walking down the steps or even typing...just takes too much effort. Day 1: Begin. 5 blemishes- 3 on day 2 of healing. Day 2: 5 blemishes, sorta dried out, two still raised and red, although not painful. Day 3: So far, healing nicely. No more pain, but now I'm fighting the dryness. I've had to moisturize throughout the day b/c layers of skin is starting to peel, which I'll trade for pain and red. The two cystic are raised but have subsided a little. Day 4: Last night- my face was dry. I used the mask and did my skincare routine. The bumps are still there. They'll be around for a while. Nothing new coming in behind it, which is a good sign. Day 5-10: Dry around the chin/mouth area, but no new spots to write about. YAY! Day 20: All is clear- dryness has subsided significantly. Just trying to reduce redness now.
hi . i am 25 years old and i am still sufering from acne and acne scares . i am useing the peter thomas cleanser i fell the acne is less then before but still i dont have clear skin . i went to many dermo doctors and nothing worked so now i am trying diffrent things . my skin type is combination , SENSETIVE AND ACNE PRONE . i want something that would make my skin clear and without darkness . so can someone help me to find cream or serum or any thing .and again my skin is very sensetive . also ,my acne is not big or cystic but it's small,tiny bumps . please help i want a clear skin
I picked this brush up the other day along with the new Nars foundation - after I attended a "Flawless Foundation" class at Sephora. I LOVE those classes, I can't say enough good things, besides I wish their were more, more often!! I am really enjoying the brush - it blends flawlessly, uses less product and its a serious multi-tasker!! I am able to get ready so much quicker with this brush because I don't have to get wet, its large enough to cover your face quickly, and soft enough for the eyes, etc. Has anyone else picked this brush up - or have you attended class? What do you think?! I made a demo video and review of the brush for those who want more info!!! http://youtu.be/7kaBWczCqOc
I have never had a problem with acne before, but recently I started college and I think the water at my school is making me break out. I have no other options but to use the water. Is there any products I could use that would help?
I am 21 and suffer from minor breakouts and oily skin in my t-zone area. I have been using Proactiv for almost 10 years now and I am noticing that my skin seems dependent on it. I want to step away from that, but I am nervous in doing so. What your skin care routine and what products do you use and suggest? I've watched my share of Youtube videos, but I'm at a crossroads on what to actually try. Thank you!
I have tried everything to get rid of acne, I have so many products I tried that didn't work! I have combination skin that is mostly oily but of course my skin peals if i do not moisturize! please help, i recently received a gift card for spehora and I need something to spend it on! My acne is not cystic but it is a lot of small,tiny bumps that are such a pest! Please help me find the right products and please nothing too expensive!
Does anyone know if this is true and if so what brands would be best? Hello, I saw online where this makeup site said to use different color/toned concealers for different parts of your face. Like for red spots or blemishes use a green concealer, peach toned concealer for under your eyes and so forth. Does anyone know if this is true and if so what brands would you say are best?
I am debating purchasing one of the Trish McEvoy makeup planners filled with makeup. I don't hear a lot about this brand and was curious if you all think her products are worth it? I know I can return it but I really don't like to do returns if at all avoidable, so anyways, please give me some feedback on the brand or any planners you may have purchased.
Hi im karen,24 and ive never used facial treatments before so i dont know what to pick and where to start.I have alot of blackheads on my nose area and get acne on my chin.It seems oily when i try getting rid of my chin acne. I would like help with my acne and also like a repair treatment,,please help!!
I love Clinque products. They have done wonders for my break outs but I'm still having problems with black heads. Espeically on my chin. Does anyone know of a really great product for blackhead removal for someone with sensitive skin?
Breaking out along hairline, chin, forehead. Told it's my hair product. It's my last option I've switched everything else. Suggestions on a good shampoo , conditioner, and mousse that won't aggravate my skin ?
I love face oils and have tried most of them on Sephora!lol. Like, Josie Maran, Nude , Fresh,Tarte, Algenist just to name a few! I keep looking at this Dilo oil and just wanted some opinions if you like it or not? Have you tried it and does it work well for dry skin like mine? I'm a huge Algenist fan but so far I like Nudes oil the best! I know there are tons of you gals and guys that love face oils, what do you think ? Thanks in advance and have a great night! Dan
I am 43 years old and my skin has a dry appearance. Also, I have an oily t-zone. What products can I use to get rid of the dry look and replace it a soft polished, glowing skin? While not worsening my t-zone. Thank you!!!
I know that Sephora doesn't sell Illamasqua anymore, Nordstrom never has, and now I see that it is no longer on Bloomingdales website. Does anyone know where Illamasqua can be found in the States? I am definitely not paying international shipping from the UK.
I have a hard time with multiple things, first my eye shadow glides right off my eyes after about 15-20 minutes even with me using primers! Also I've tried many moisturizer and all of them break me out and I am a super sensitive girl (face wise) and I may be oily but I have dry flake patches here and there. PLEASE HELP!
Hi Im looking for a hydrating face primer.? I've recently used smashbox hydrating one for my dry skin mostly around the nose...I've noticed it makes my face feel dry. I put moisturizer then the primer and my face feels stiff. Can anyone suggest any good inexpensive brand for dry skin.? Thanks
I am just putting my haul together to post online and was just sitting and looking at it. Almost all of it is Algenist, two full boxes of it. Now I can truly say I have tried every product that they sell. I have not found one that I did not love. Am I the only one that's just CRAZY OVER THIS? I love the products and also love there packaging. I know some sY that packaging is not important but to me it is. Please share if you also have this addition to it. I will have my haul up in about an hour. Thanks in advance and happy shopping, Dan
I am 24 years old with acne prone combination skin and I have dark spots for weeks after I get blemishes. I have been using the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment at Night and Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster during the day. I haven't really noticed any huge changes in my skin but it is not bad. I want a serum that helps with the my acne and darkness from my acne scars but also has some anti aging benefits. If you could give me you recommendations I would really appreciate it!
UGH--so busy today and didn't get a chance to check out the sale section today There was a huge markdown on the Tarte cheek stain set and the MUFE set but it looks like its out of stock already! Still--lots of other goodies at great prices there! Lots off OCC and the some Smashbox LE items
So I've always had very oily skin, so I found a great moisturizer to combat that and make my skin feel normal. BUT I just started on Proactive to clear up my acne, and though my skin is the clearest it has been in 7 years, it feels like it is about to shrivel up and fall off... Even my under-eye area is super dry (which has never happened before), so I have stopped using the serum as much (one per day) and cut down the amount used each time. So here is my question: I am 17 years old, and am in need of a super hydrating moisturizer and also have acne prone skin. And any hydrating eye cremes would be very helpful as well! I have only used coconut oil on my eye area, so something that is better suited for the job would be awesome! I don't really have any major problems going on under my eyes (as I am 17), but I need a great hydrating product!
In the past I had very bad pimple breakouts around my mouth and on my chin, with little acne bumps on my forehead. I knew it was from my eating habits and the amount of cover-up I used on a daily. I finally decided that I wanted to take care of the issue by starting within my body, so I started drinking lemon water and green tea throughout the day every day. My skin was getting smooth and soft but still very very red underneath. So I continue to wear cover-up (BB cream from Tarte to be exact). When I wear cover-up my skin looks good and smooth. My daily skin care routine is now washing my face with warm water and Spectro Cleansing gel for acne, then using oil-control toner by Olay, then applying my BB cream. My face doesn't get as oily as it once did now that I'm using oil control toner. After the day is over I wash off my makeup with aveeno makeup removing cleanser. When I go to bed some nights my skin is dry and almost looks flaky on my forehead so I apply Vitamin E, A and C moisturizer I got from GNC. Then in the morning I repeat my routine. I have been doing this for almost two months now and I don't get breakouts anymore, still I can't rid the red face! I am starting to get discouraged. Can someone please give me any advice? Am I over doing my routine? How often should I use toner? Should I switch my facewash? Is it something in my body causing the redness? HELP I have a wedding in 6 months!
Ok ladies, I need some help! Within the last week my skin has freaked out. I have a substantial breakout on my chin, and a few on both sides of my nose and under my nose. These breakouts are very painful and I haven't had any like these in YEARS. I haven't changed anything in my skincare routine and am thinking it may have something to do with the cold, dry weather in my area of the country. Has anyone experienced this? I've been looking at the Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder because the areas freaking out are very dry. The product description says the product is gentle and has antibacterial properties. I was also thinking about one of the glamglow masks, but since both of these products are pricey I thought I'd post here for some advice first before taking the plunge. I'm open to any suggestions if anyone has any! Thanks! My current skincare routine: Cleanse - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Moisturize - Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + Serum - Keihl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate I have a Clarisonic Mia+ that I use in the evenings only, but have stopped fearing it may be too harsh for my skin right now.