Acne
andyhtrieu
stubborn pimples/zits
I have two pimples/zits on my cheeks and NOTHING IS WORKING. I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and 2% salicylic acid and Tretinoin at night. It's been a few weeks since I got them and they're so stubborn. Those products that I mentioned above don't make a difference. Help!
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VC425
BEAUTY BUFF VC425 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Benzoyl and Salicylic acid don't do much for me either! I got the Dr. Dennis Gross Sulphur mask, and it's been helpful for me! You can wear it as a traditional mask (10 ... see post
stacyplee
Foundation
I have been using prescriptives makeup, it is just working anymore. I have bad adult acne with very oily skin. The cost is NOT my concern. I want a good, healthy foundation.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you prefer liquid or powder foundation? I'm assuming full coverage, correct? Are you treating acne with anything? Any sensitivities to ingredients? Even if something ... see post
tsallen
Marks post break-outs
Can anyone give me a suggestion on QUICKLY fading the red/dark marks post-cystic-acne breakout?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In terms of fading post acne scars/marks, the matter of "quickly" may be up in the air.   Most treatment products take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for results to begin sho... see post
productaholic
Clarisonic Mia made me break out!
Ok, I just used the clarisonic for the first time 3 days ago. I'd been debating getting it for 2 years now for this very reason...but finally took the plunge hoping it would help me with my large pores/blackheads on my chin. I used the sensitive brush, and planned on using it just once a week until my skin got used to it. But now I'm wondering if I made a $150 mistake...I've got huge, cystic like bumps coming up on my chin, and even one under my eye on my cheekbone ( I NEVER break out there). What gives? Should I stop using it or just give it time? What was your experience with clarisonic?
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LalaGeorgiana
LalaGeorgiana / FRESH FACE / replied
I have had experience with something like a "purging period" in the past. It wasn't with the Clarisonic though. It happened when I started moisturizing my face with oil ... see post
toxictwin
Stubborn blackheads
Does anyone know of any aggressive blackhead removal products? I use a clarisonic and use salycilic 2%, Benzoyl 10%, and PTR glycolic exfoliating serum. I have large pores and just can't seem to get rid if blackheads. Has anyone tried GlamMud?
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yazmin
HALL OF FAMER yazmin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I cant go outside with out it. I just don't feel right. but now I just use the Naked Foundation. and do the minimum I would have to use Kat Von D for the coverage. Hopef... see post
LouLou1201
Help! I'm so desperate to find a product that works on my acne prone skiing.
I'm 31 and have suddenly broken out with painful acne that leaves scars. I've never had great skin but it's never been this bad. I wash my face morning and night. I've used Proactive (terrible), Perricone, even the oil cleaning method. I've switched from mineral makeup to an oil free liquid. Nothing has worked. Any advice? I'm desperate and embarrassed.
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I know right! I wish I knew about it too because it helps to work the acne from the inside and out. I read that it works a lot like Accutane. see post
skk150
Q. Makeup for Accutane users?
Hi everyone! I will be starting Accutane treatment this fall for acne in my T-zone, and I will need a new daily makeup routine to deal with dry, flaky skin. I'm very, very self conscious without makeup, so going fresh-faced probably won't be an option. I have very sensitive, very pale skin, and I'm worried that my usual makeup will look weird and fake if my skin is flaking. It would be amazing if y'all could help me choose some products for daily use! Thanks! This is what makeup I wear on a daily basis: -primer -foundation -concealer -powder -blush -highlighter -bronzer -nude eyeshadow -eyeliner (pencil) -mascara -lip gloss So if y'all could help me find moisturizing products that won't look conspicuous with dry skin, that would be amazing! Oh, and one last thing: my Sephora+Pantone Color ID is 1R02! Thanks so much!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Skk150, in addition to finding new cosmetics, please also be sure you're practicing sun safety (sport SPF even if it's not super sunny outside) daily and ensuring yo... see post
Schnauzerlady
Between Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid washes...which is better for morning and evening use?
BeckyJo20
SCENE QUEEN BeckyJo20 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I am a huge lover of BP! I think it works best and I make sure its in my face wash so it's taking care of my whole face. Then I spot treat with SA. Combining the two is ... see post
rosekat
Acne help please
I have been battling with acne for 5 years and can not find the right product. I have tried everything! My skin has changed from oily to really dry in some places. I have tried proactive, dermalogic, neutrogena, first aid beauty, st. Ives, nothing seems to work.  I dont have overly severe acne but I need something to use to get rid of it! Any suggestions?
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MichelleMarieD
SIGHTSEER MichelleMarieD / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I also tried many , products, spent hundreds at doctors even! One line that I found that worked for me was Skin Ceuticals!! They have a 3 piece acne kit. It is a little ... see post
kmaryann
Q. New product/skin care routine for combo/oily/very sensitive acne skin?
I'm on acne medication right now (Differin in the evening, clindamycin phosphate topical lotion in the morning, and an oral antibiotic) and my acne has gotten a lot better! However, my skin has now transitioned from just oily to combo/oily/acne-prone and very very sensitive.    In the evening I use the acne line from Mario Badescu skin care and I love love love it. In the morning I use a drugstore cleanser called Biore because I think it helped with my VERY oily skin a little bit before I went on the meds.    But I've noticed that both cleansers (MB and Biore) have stung/burned a bit. My skin doesn't react to it the instant I put it on, but more like after I start rubbing it into my skin a bit (with a very gentle hand,too.)    So I'm looking for a cleanser (1 for both M/E is fine, but 2 seperate ones are okay too,) that helps keep my skin clear without any acne-fighting ingredients because my skin's already getting that from my acne meds. I want a gentle cleanser that keeps my skin clear, and also helps with a lot of the redness, uneven skin tone/dark spots/hyper pigmentation, very large pores and oily skin that I have right now.    On top of that cleanser, are there any serums or moisturizers or something else that I could also use? I've tried a small sample of Murad's Pore and Line Hydrator and I absolutely love it. I haven't seen a difference in my pore size (because I only have a sample,) but the moisturizer is extremely light weight (more than Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel, which I've been using for MONTHS and I also really love. But I think I like Murad's better.) I've also used FAB's Anti-Redness Serum and I loved the lightweight gel feel of it. I think I might go and purchase that and use it instead of Clinique's Redness Solutions (I find it to be too heavy for my oily skin and pores.)    Any recommendations? If so, please let me know the formulation/texture of the product and how it felt and looked on your skin. Thank you!! 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have very similar skin. I use philosophy purity made simple (original or gel version) which doesn't react to my acne rx. It's gentle and takes the day off well - has b... see post
laksjdhfg
acne treatments
I have oily/acne prone skin, I've been breaking out a lot lately. I get a lot of cyst like too and brown spot discoloration afterwards. What is the best acne cleanser and spot treatment? I'm older and it's quite embarrassing for me. I'm getting frustrated. I've tried dermatologist and honestly it's been a waste of my money. I've tried p.t.Roth, ddf, murad... help please!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Have u tried Acanya? It worked for me when Aczone didn't. Obviously, everyone's skin is different, though! see post
Danielleleilei
Breakouts and Acne
How long does it take for a breakout to clear up? I am in that stage of a teen and I was wondering if this is normal? Or was the breakout caused by a product such as the benefit porefessional primer? Are breakouts caused by not exfoliating such as not using the Clarisonic? And if so how could I clear up the breakout and what products I should use?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Breakouts can be caused by A LOT of things. It could be stress, hormones, reactions to skincare/makeup, dirty pillow case, etc. If you're teen, it's most likely your hor... see post
Benji2019
Q. ACNE!
Hi, I'm 13 years old and I have acne and I can't seem to get rid of it. Any suggestions? I'm willing to do anything (besides any surgery's)! PLEASE HELP ME. I NEED HELP!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hey there Benji!   Being 13 and having acne can often go hand in hand, especially with being at this age, bodily changes and hormone changes are bound to occur. Though... see post
shyno
acne problem
i have a medium complexion have pores n dark spots on my face.suggest any idea to hide or reduce these
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I think this thread will be extremely helpful for you :) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/What-cleanser-should-I-get-to-treat-my-pores-and-acne/td-p/1506... see post
Ider
What is best for acne scars on buttocks?
I get infected hair follicles that end up leaving marks...help! Sometimes they start as small pimples then get bigger and hurt after awhile and either become white heads or blackheads that I can pop or they dry up, either way I am left with a mark. Some marks are from boil like pimples I've busted but sometimes they come back, same place. This has happened on and off for 7 years or so...really would LOVE to have my clear butt back!!!!
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Tevali
Tevali / FRESH FACE / replied
I agree that exfoliation is key.  I had a serious butt acne problem before I tried Butt Acne Clearing Lotion.  I was a skeptical purchaser but the results won me over ... see post
echron
Acne and I'm 30!
Hi Everyone! I'm 30 years old and still suffering from acne...I now have cystic acne as well! I am looking for advice on what people are using and works for everything from face wash, moisturizer, foundation, etc...I've tried so many different kinds of face washes, moisturizers, foundations, etc. and nothing works for me...I have countless FULL bottles of face washes, moisturizers, and foundation just sitting in my bathroom closet...what a waste of hundreds of dollars!! I'm even on Doxycycline to fight the acne from the inside along with a prescription Retin A. It's so embarrassing and my faith needs to be restored that there is hope otherwise I don't know what to do anymore! Please help!!!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Heres a good thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Acne/Acne-Please-help/td-p/1456326/page/2   Everyone is different, but you can be successful in managing your acn... see post
Schnauzerlady
mixing sunscreen and salicylic acid
Hi All.... Is it true that salicylic acid and sunscreen cancel each other out?  Does anyone know if sunscreen will cancel out Benzoyl Peroxide too?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The powder makes for a great touch up method to apply SPF over make up.     http://www.sephora.com/oily-problem-skin-instant-mineral-powder-spf-30-P235909?skuId=11658... see post
Thuheroine
Have no idea about skincare. Please help me
I've never used toner and serum for my face. My skin is normal, but still breakout and has dark spots.. I think i aslo need eye cream because my dark circles are really bad, even though i've tried to go sleep early... Actually i've tried "neutrogena", " clean and clear" face wash, but it made my face so dry and burn so bad. Please recommend me some good products and reasonable price. Thank you very much
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It would probably help if you knew what the products were: Toner: Lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. Clarifying lotion: De... see post
Alice793
acne problem
Hi everyone, I have been struggling with acne. It is only at my chin and really irritating me. I have tried out some medicine and also acne-preventing face washer but they didnt help. I have heard Salicylic Acid and Benzol Peroxide are really good at treating acne, but im not sure what producs or medicine have them. Can somebody give me some suggestion? Many thanks!!!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Clean & Clear has an acne treatment called Persagel 10 acne medication. It's one of the few acne treatments with benzoyl peroxide that you can get at Target or Walmart. ... see post
byeoul
Back acne
I don't have acne of my face, but I do have it on my back. It sucks that I can't wear anything that shows my back because you can clearly see the dark spots. What should I do to get rid of them or what products should I use? 
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fluffymuha
BEAUTY PRO fluffymuha / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I bought both because a couple months ago I freaked about some acne spots I was getting on my shoulders :(   I feel the Acne Body Wash is alright. It didn't do much fo... see post
bearthoven
My daughter is 15 years old and has a face full of acne, HELP!
My daughter is 15 years old and experiencing hormonal changes.  She feels very vulnerable about her appearance and it's difficult to find a product that is suitable for her sensitive skin.  She also has an allergy to sunscreen and has eczema.   Currently, she's using Clear Complexion line from Boscia.  Is that suitable for her?  I'm trying to stay away from any salicyclic acid or benzol peroxide.   I'd appreciate any suggestions you have to offer.   Best regards, Shell
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bearthoven
BEAUTY BUFF bearthoven / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I think natural SA is fine, will check out the Neutrgena product.  Thanks for the advice!  She can always eat better! see post
Schnauzerlady
Scrub followed by a mask??
I have oily/acne prone skin. I was considering changing my skin care routine to do a gentle scrub immediately followed by an acne mask....three times a week. Would this be too much?
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like to use Amore Pacific as a gentle chemical exfoliator before using a mask.    I always exfoliate before putting on a mask, unless the mask doubles as an exfoliat... see post
snoox
adult acne
I am 61 and started getting adult acne about 6 months ago.  I have had oily skin and now it's probably considered combination skin.  I use make up, but have always cleaned my skin, exfoliated, and used toner.  I even reccently purchased a Clarion brush.  I have had a lot of stress in the last year, but what else is new.....I taught seniors 35 years and raised two kids.  Wrinkles and major zits....this sucks!!  Help
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Snoox! Well kudos for your years teaching!   What products are you currently using for your AM and PM regimen? see post
FashionQueenff
Should i try clarisonic
I have acne and I have super sensitive skin and I've had a bad experience with a similar brush because I broke out immediately so should I try it?
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mpas
BEAUTY BOSS mpas / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I didn't have the clarasonic but I used the Olay knockoff.  It definitely was not a good addition to my routine.  I kept using it for several weeks thinking it was an ad... see post
ohcrista
Acne scarring & hyper pigmentation nightmare
I have had horrible skin since my teen years all over my face and back. Now in my mid 20 I'm sick of having to cover it all up with makeup. I want to clear my skin completely clear from the acne , have a even skin tone ( which the acne has butchered ). I want to feel confident without the pounds of full coverage makeup. If anyone could recommend a good treatment that could help me get rid of this awful scarring, I would be forever grateful.
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voxover
BEAUTY PRO voxover / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Update: I just found this for atrophic acne scars. Interwebz research so far indicates using just trichloroacetic acid 15% or in other concentrations can work wonders on... see post
sarahban
acne scars
I  have a few old scars on my chins that I would like to ged rd of, what would be the fasts way ? Or products that you would recommend using ?. I do actually use clarsonic few times a week and I find that it helped with my scaring but it's too slow process.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Exfoliation helps with cell turnover, sunscreen helps block the sun from causing the spots to get darker, spot treatments work but can take time.   Popular spot treatm... see post
superkawaiikat
Acne! Please help!
I've been struggling with acne for over a year now. My face, chest, back, and, somewhat, my stomach is mildly covered in acne and red dots (I'm guessing from old acne). I've tried using salicylic acid, Dove's White beauty bar, Aveeno's Clear Complexion foaming cleanser, Proactiv's 3 step program, Olay's take on the Clarisonic (I'm saving up for the Clarisonic), even straight up rubbing alcohol on my back and chest. It doesn't seem to help. I have sensitive/combination skin. I use Clinique's Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup as foundation, it doesn't seem to help either. I've visited a dermatologist and I'm currently on doxycycline to calm inflammation. They don't seem to help. My acne on my face isn't terrible, my acne on my back and chest is, and they're both quickly getting worse. I need a price friendly, holy grail cleanser, toner, moisturizer, or something to clear my skin! A recommendation for a price friendly, holy grail foundation and concealer that has full coverage but won't break me out or clog my pores (I'm thinking of getting Lock-It Tattoo or HD Invisible Cover foundation and NARS Creamy Concealer). Please help!
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Jenniem84
BEAUTY BUFF Jenniem84 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
the Aqua Glycolic line is very affordable..they have facial and body products.  I've been using their toner and it's really smoothed out my skin and stopped breakouts. G... see post
obxbabe521
dark spots after breakouts
I am pretty sure they are a "scar" but I don't have a history of scaring. However being a viable dark spot on my face it bugs me.
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Jenniem84
BEAUTY BUFF Jenniem84 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
glycolic acid helps with those acne "scares" to fade them way quicker. I get them too.  Where they basically just stay a reddish/brown spot on your face..its flat...and ... see post
alexandra4453
what foundation would be best for me? i have acne and also oily skin on top of dry patches
Mary092
BEAUTY MAVEN Mary092 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I love Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation! I have the same type of skin as you it sounds, minus the acne (but like any other person, I do get pimple... see post
lionessT
Q. Are there good BB or CC creams?
Hello darlings! I having been using the Amorepacific tinted moisturizer as a correcting cream and as my SPF. I really love it because the color matches so well with my skin tone but I have to change it because it is causing more breakouts for me and the scent is too strong. I really need something good for covering up my acne scars and acne. My skin is oily but sensitive. An organic item would be best.    Thanks! xx
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi lioness, BB & CC Creams are pretty sheer, and do not offer a lot of coverage for covering acne scars.  However, they are multi-funtional, and provide a lot of othe... see post