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Rouge Year Three - latest re-qualifying gift revealed yet?
So, initial welcome gift for Rouge is the Bite lip mini. Year Two we all get/got the FX nail polish.    Anyone got the scoop on what Year Three re-qualifying gift will be? I wonder if they are going to stick with the red/Rouge theme or shift away from that over time? Myself, I am hoping it's back to BITE, but a mini Rouge-exclusive color in the High Pigment Pencil. Whatever it is, I doubt it will be a Nars product, since they are doing the b-day gift.
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lnum
BEAUTY BOSS lnum / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I wish they would give us a 15% off code, or at least another 10% off code for requalifying for Rouge. I mean, it makes sense, we already get to use the VIB code, becaus... see post
dioradict
Acne Marks on my Face - Helpppppp
I am a 27 year old having issues wit Acne on my face all the time from the time I was a teenager. I never did really anything to control the problem and I do have marks on my cheeks probably because i pinched them.   After reading a lot in BT, I realized the need to invest in good skin care regime. I dont want to go to a dermatologist before I try something that works. I have breakouts all over my face but increases during periods. I dont use any tbc pills n no harmonal problems either.  Is there a way to reduce the marks on my face and also reduce occurences of acne in my face?   I can post a pic of me so you can help, thanks
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voxover
BEAUTY PRO voxover / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
What kind of acne marks? Is it mostly redness or uneven skintone? If it's redness, products that contain hydroquinone (which is contained in a few Sephora products) are ... see post
hh4130
URGENT
I am 14 years old and I need help finding foundation and a face care products to help with my acne. My skin is very odd. It gets irritated very easily, its dry but sometimes oily, and i get acne to go along with it. I need a foundation that would fit my skin type and a face wash that would help get rid/treat my acne at A REASONABLE PRICE PLEASE!!  
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megan096
megan096 / NEWCOMER / replied
For face care products... just go to the dermatologist. I literally butchered my skin with stuff until I finally went and now have perfect skin. For foundation, I use ba... see post
lindzmac
How long do you give a skincare system to work?
My skin and acne history:  Combination/leaning more towards oily skin. My forehead and nose get oilier than my chin, though. My cheeks are probably oilier than most people with combination skin, however they don't feel half as oily as my T-zone yet still get the most whiteheads! (In both quantity and in size) I already have noticeable icepick scars on both cheeks from when I had horrible acne at age 14-15 and tried drugstore products to Murad to topical creams (clindamycin and retoinoid creams) and finally doxycycline from the dermatologist. After I had to stop taking that, my skin stayed clear save for the ocassional pimple or two. I started taking birth control in May 2013, but stopped this past August. Current **bleep**storm:  Fast forward to my 20th birthday present: random breakout (have not changed a thing about my routine - which I should probably mention I have been and almost always use drugstore products, Clearasil face wash, Neutrogena toner and moisturizer, and was using 100% tea tree oil for spots but that had recently lost it's effectiveness on my skin) Then all of a sudden a random, really bad, angry red breakout that started about 3 weeks ago. Small, but very red pimples on both of my temples/hairline and large, painful pimples mostly on my right cheek. Had an under-the-skin-er on my chin and a lot of small whiteheads on my chin. I started using Michael Todd True Organics Acne/Oily skin regime on the 4th of this month and my skin has just started to clear up, however I have used KS Eradikate twice this week and have been drinking a lot more water. My hypochondriatic questions:   Number 1 suspicion on my breakout: happened right after the end of being 4 months birth control free. Maybe it took that long for my body to complete rid itself the false hormones from the BC and this is how my skin truly is? Number 2 suspicion is I used the charcoal mask (2 times) and kaolin clay mask (3 times) all in one week in a feeble attempt to attack my breakout, which I now know could have been the reason why it didn't make my face any clearer. (Something about how it can pull up all impurities and your face gets worse before it gets better?) then got a new breakout on my cheek a little over a week ago. I haven't used the mask or scrub in 6 days. Number 3 suspicion is I just haven't given the regime enough time to work yet.   I did get fed up after leaving enorgmous white heads alone with just cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizor  for awhile without seeing any improvement and I popped them last week (I know I shouldn't have urgh!) now I've been using Clinique's spot treatment (salicilyic acid) on all pimples and used Eradikate twice. The weird looking pimples on my forehead/hairline area have faded away, but the still red remains (one even is a flat bump) on my cheeks. I'm in fear or gaining fresh acne scars and want to know if I should keep giving this regime a chance to work..angry at myself for believing the hype of MTTO after realizing how much advertisement from youtubers and reviews they sponsor. Sorry for the lengthy post, you have a special place in my heart for actually reading all of it. Will probably post a picture for some advice about what kind of pimples I have (I have been reading the posts here and was happy to find most of you are more knowledgable than dermatologists I've been to!) Thank you!
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solveig
HALL OF FAMER solveig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Let me start off by saying that everything said below is only my opinion based on my own experience, which doesn't include consultation with any dermatologist. I.e. I am... see post
Vaashtii
Cleanser for acne
In your ladies' experience, what is the best cleanser for acne? I have one stubborn area that won't clear up. I have always had pretty good skin and don't have to worry too much about this stuff so I'm pretty clueless about which brands or products are the best.    Any suggestions you've got, I'm listening!! Thanks so much!! 
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makeupandroses
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I don't know about you, but it sometimes forget to wash a pillow case too long and will start breaking out in a area. I also deliver sizzling skillets and used to break ... see post
dandelionwishes
Foundation for Acne Prone Skin
Hey there! I am trying to find a good foundation for my acne, combination skin.  I am currently using the Clinique Acne Solutions liquid foundation.  I have tried the Bare Minerals liquid foundation and acne foundation powder, and it doesn't really do anything for me.  I am trying to find a foundation with medium to heavy coverage.  I was considering the Kat Von D tattoo foundation.  What suggestions do ya'll think would be best? Thanks! 
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macbby101
Hi! I'm looking for some makeup products for acne prone skin... Any suggestions?
EvangelineDamon
HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's a few of the Clinique Acne products that Sephora offers http://www.sephora.com/search/search.jsp?keyword=clinique%20acne%20solutions   Clinique Acne Solutions ... see post
TribouRJ
Oily skin help!
I have super oily skin.  I have a good skin care routine, and I thought I had found my holy grail foundation - Hourglass Immaculate.  But I'm finding that it may not be the best one for me.  It clings to dry patches, and seems to emphasize fine lines (I'm 34).  The staying power is amazing, nothing else holds a candle to it.  I also feel like it's really hard to get a smooth looking finish...if I catch myself in the mirror, I feel like it looks patchy.  So I guess I'm looking for foundation suggestions for oily, mature skin.  I used to use Bare Minerals matte, but the older I get, I'm not liking it so much.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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gabby0124
BEAUTY RESIDENT gabby0124 / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I'm kind of in the same boat with super oily skin.   I only recently started wearing foundation again (I'm 47) since I needed to even out my skin tone a bit more---so I ... see post
louistomlinson
acne scarring/hyperpigmentation product recommendations?
I was recommended Peter Thomas Roth's de-spot skin brightening corrector by a lady at sephora, but it is SO expensive ($90!) and i read reviews and it sounds like it's not worth it. i got a sample of caudalie's vinoperfect radiance serum about two weeks ago and i'm hoping that will work. i'm hoping to hear some stories from people with the same personal experience!   fyi, I have a VERY oily t zone, and a fair bit of acne on my forehead (it's mostly hormonal though - I usually get it when i'm stressed and it disappears almost instantly when I become relaxed…)
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louistomlinson
BEAUTY BUFF louistomlinson / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
They only sell their products at 2 spas in my city, but they are fairly close to me so I will make sure to check them out :) see post
jjtt
recommendations on acne products
My normal routine( for both day and night ) :neutrogena oils free acne wash in pink grapefruit and then i moisturized with neutrogena's oils free moisture for combination skin. I've been using these products for a while now (around 1-2 yrs) but as of the end of summer 2014 I've been breaking out a lot. I've been breaking out all over my cheeks and jawline. I don't know if its time for me to switch products or if its the dramatic change in weather/sleeping patterns/stress all i know is that i don't like it and its causing me to have a low self esteem because i never in my life broke out so much before. below i attached a image incase it will help with finding a product( i apologize in advance for the disgusting image LOL) please note that I'm 18 college freshman on a budget so i'm looking for an inexpensive product that is effective  
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CraeDauphinais
BEAUTY BUFF CraeDauphinais / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
This may sound insane, but i've found using feminine pH balanced wash works well. Call meeee crazy. lol :) see post
comeoneileen88
Popped Pimple & Scarring, Help!
Fyi, this might be a little icky, so stop now if you don't want to be grossed out haha.  I'd had this little tiny clogged pore on my chin that had gotten bigger and redder over the past couple weeks.  I went to a dermatologist, and was told all they could do was a chemical peel, which wasn't an option since I don't have $1500 to throw around.  Anyway, around Wednesday/Thursday of this week the red spot turned into this enormous pimple with three whiteheads in it.  I tried to get an emergency derm appointment for Friday since the whitehead was so big and the area was sort of swollen and painful, but they couldn't fit me in.    I've been trying to treat it myself with Benzyol Peroxide and moisturizing the are with spot treatments of Thirsty Mud which has been helping a bit.  I've been being so gentle with my face (I never pick), since I knew that if the whitehead got bumped it could leave a scar.  Well I was babysitting my three year old cousin last night, and he was sitting on my lap watching a movie.  Like a typical child, he all of the sudden got all wriggly and head-butted me in the face, you guessed it, right on the pimple.  It popped and pus and blood came out, and it hurt soooo bad.    I've been putting Neosporin on it as well as continuing with the Benzyol Peroxide, but is there anything else I can do?  Any product recommendations to help it heal and reduce scarring?  It looks awful, and I'm so afraid I'm going to be left with a horrible scar since it got popped before it was ready.
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for clarifying. I must have misunderstood.  That can happen...   Happy holidays. see post
kairissa
Q. Itchy rash from Kate Somerville Blemish Banisher kit? Anyone else have a bad reaction?
Ok, this is going to be long....hopefully someone can give me some advice. I found the Blemish Banisher kit on Sephora.com and picked it up in the store. My acne breakouts have been crazy lately and all the great reviews gave me so much hope that maybe this could be the thing to finally turn my skin around. The first night I used the kit, it immediately made my skin feel better. The next morning, the EradiKate had significantly reduced the size and redness of my cystic pimples. Fast forward a about four more days, and my skin is SO ITCHY and dry! I also first noticed a patch of little itchy bumps, like a rash, on my left cheek. Today I noticed it on the other side two in two different places. Tonight the itching on my face is bothering me so much I just can't use the kit whatsoever, even though I really wish I could apply the EradiKate again because it has been helping my pimples decrease in size a lot which is nice. Downside though is I am breaking out more after starting to use this, but not sure if it was caused by the kit or it was just going to happen anyways.   I do find the Detox Cleanser to be a little drying (once I rinse it off, my face feels more tight), and the Oil Free Moisturizer stings a little when I apply it. I wouldn't consider my skin to be sensitive to products whatsoever. Even though I have acne prone skin, nothing has ever given me a rash or adverse reaction. I've gotten dry skin from overwashing or using harsh products with 10% benzoyl peroxide, etc....but never this bad and usually it was during the winter and I just didn't moisturize enough. I've been using this kit as directed, and I think the EradiKate is the reason behind the dry itchy skin but the rashes I honestly have no idea how those came about because i don't apply the EradiKate anywhere near over on the sides of my cheeks (I do not have acne there)...   Has anyone else had a not so great experience with it? Should I only not be using EradiKate every night? Also, the EradiKate is supposed to dry up the pimples...but how do I remove all that dry skin afterwards (like going out the next day and not having flakes everywhere?)...simply moisturizing doesn't help. I feel like exfoliating would be the only thing to help but that would further irritate my skin. Not to mention, I'm breaking out even more..   ANY advice would be appreciated. Maybe I should just try Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead kit...I don't know.    
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JenJennn
BEAUTY WHIZ JenJennn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I have had exactly the same reaction and I am fighting a bunch of new itchy horrible pimples under my mouth 😢.  This is truly a nightmare considering it is Christmas an... see post
lindzmac
Eradikate shipped
I had Kate Somerville's Eradikate shipped and have applied it once. I read many reviews and know that you're supposed to take a Q-Tip and dip the cotton swab into the pink flecks on the bottom of the bottle and apply to your pimples. The bottle says "do not shake" but of course being shipped it was shaken, and the solution looked light pink and creamy. I gave it a day to settle before applying and the top of the mixture was clear but the bottom was still pink and creamy, I couldn't see any flakes. I applied it anyway (dipped Q-Tip into the pink creamy part and applied - pimples were dried up and less red when I woke up) Just wondering if the product will ever settle and is it just as effective in this consistency? I've had it nearly 3 days and it has stayed the same. Thank you!
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lindzmac
BEAUTY MAVEN lindzmac / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Good to know! Thank you both :) see post
Mayranq
Clarisonic purge? Is it normal?
I have a question about the clarisonic purge. When I started to use my clarisonic mia 2, I heard that you may suffer a purge fase. My skin is dry and I don't usually have break outs, just black heads. But when I used it for the first weak I notice my face was getting lots of red bumps, specially on the cheeks. Is this normal? Is my skin to sensitive? Please help!
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H216
HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you also change your face wash at the same time? It could be a combination of changes you're facing.   i personally have dry skin but have never experienced the 'p... see post
Emylulu
Skin Regime
Best skin regime for acne prone, teenage skin? I have combination and also any product recommendations?
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abbyjackson11
BEAUTY MAVEN abbyjackson11 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I know you can't buy this at spehora but I would really recommend the Mario Badescu line. I have combination skin (dry cheeks, oily/ace prone t-zone) and my skin as beco... see post
mreed47
My skin looks awful
My skin has never been really acne prone and is usually very soft looking and clear but for the past almost 4 months I have had really red and sensitive skin, and I am getting really large blemishes everywhere, and even though my skin feels very soft and I exfoliate often, my face still looks flakey when I put my makeup on and still is oily it seems like nothing can cover up my blemishes. Any ideas?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A gel-based moisturizer may not be rich or hydrating enough in colder seasons as gel-based formulas tend to lend a hand better to a quick delivery of moisture but may no... see post
Emylulu
Saggy and wrinkly eyes
I am 15 and already have very saggy and wrinkles eyes.. WHAT DO I DO?!?!  
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jshow5
BEAUTY WHIZ jshow5 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Are you drinking enough water and getting enough sleep? I know high school can be stressful with all the homework, after school activities, and just life stuff in genera... see post
jesse414
Eye cream
thinking of dermadoctor revenge balm or alerginst eye balm . Any feedback?
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I vote for Algenist.  I personally see a difference with their products. see post
NoThanks123
Fade Acne Scars & Not Breakout
I have oily/combination skin. Used to have bad acne as teen, now in mid-20s, still have minor breakouts but I use Epiduo which keeps me pretty clear of blemishes... But now I want to get rid of left over acne/dark spots. What can I use that won't make me breakout and be fine to use with Epiduo. I've done lots of research and I'm between these 3 products:   Murad: http://www.sephora.com/post-acne-spot-lightening-g el-P188907?skuId=1021930, http://www.sephora.com/rapid-age-spot-pigment-ligh tening-serum-P4009?skuId=654095   Origins: http://www.sephora.com/dr-andrew-weil-for-origins- mega-bright-skin-tone-correcting-serum-P302934?sku ...   Feel free to recommend other products also. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The two Murad serums are actually very similar with the Acne version containing willow herb and tea tree extracts which lend a hand more to anti-bacterial properties and... see post
clover734327
Everyday foundation for problematic skin help!
Hello there, I am looking for a lightweight foundation that is buildable and suited for sensitive skin. I struggle with mild acne on my cheeks and chin and have combination skin. I have always used powder foundation and have only recently tried liquid. I never used liquid foundation as I was paranoid of them breaking me out so I tried mufe hd foundation and it only offered light coverage and made me extremely greasy. I then exchanged it for the mat velvet plus I am currently using it now and it seems to cling to my dry patches.  I really want to be able to cover the discolouration on my face but still maintain a flawless and natural finish if that's even possible. I am thinking of trying the too faced cocoa powder foundation and see if I have luck with that.  I really don't know if I should continue with using liquid to cover my acne as I'm scared I will end up with even more pimples. Please help! ps. I use tarted pore less primer before I apply my face makeup 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY MASTER ballerinagrl / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Liquid foundation will usually do a pretty good job of covering mild acne, but don't choose one that aims to dry acne out, as you'll likely wind up with dry patches all ... see post
chocogirl2014
Marks on my face
Is there any product that would help reduce the appearance of past blemishes that I have picked on my face?
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY MASTER Sonny4President / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I would recommend Glycolic Acid into your routine of skincare, that is, if they are sunken-in marks.    If they are just brown-ish leftever marks from acne, I would re... see post
Pizzathug
In need of a new face wash
I need new face wash or a full out new ritual because I still haven't found any type of skincare solution to actually use. I am in my early 20s and have had chronic acne for years. I have used many products in an attempt to help my chronic acne including: Murad, Josie Maran, Stridex, Neutrogena, and tea tree oil products from The Body Shop.   Nothing is working and I'm getting very fed up. I have combination skin, but the only area I really get acne in is my cheeks, chin, and around my mouth. In these areas it tend to get very oily. In the photo I uploaded, you can kind of see what my current situation is.   Does anyone have any recommendations? I tried to use the online Sephora Skincare i.d., but it recommended me a plethora of products and I don't even know where to start. I am also considering purchasing the Clarisonic Mia System. Any thoughts?
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esthetician716
BEAUTY BUFF esthetician716 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I am a licensed esthetician and I also suffer from acne. Breakouts in the chin area are due to hormones and stress, just FYI. I struggled with acne for years and highly ... see post
makeup13lver
Ole Henriksen products or Perricone Md.
I am just wondering about certain products. I have been using the three little wonders for the past 2 years, including the pure truth youth activating, but I still need a little more boost into my complection. I have been hearing crazy good reviews about Perricone md, the blue palsma, cold plasma, and the C ester serum. I bought them recently and now I am wondering If I can be able to use them in conjunction with the Ole Henricksen. If I cant use them both, which one has more benefits because I dont want to keep perricone if its not worth the money. ANy advice will be helpful.
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xxrhea
cleanser suggestions for acne and dark marks
Hello, all! I was wondering if someone could suggest a new cleanser for me. I'm currently using the Boscia detoxifying black cleanser, and it's okay, but I was hoping someone might have a better suggestion. I have combination, acne prone skin. I get primarily nodules, pustules, and whiteheads. I also pick at my skin (... I know, I'm trying to stop! ) so I have a TONNNN of dark marks all over. I think getting rid of the dark marks is my primary concern, and the acne is my secondary. I also have acne on my shoulders, so if it worked for body that'd be great too. I didn't find the Skincare IQ to be very helpful, so if someone has experience with a good product for similar issues, I'd love to hear about it! Thank you!
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vegchililover78
BEAUTY PRO vegchililover78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
You've got some really great advice here.  I pick at my pimples too which has left me with some dark spots.  In August of this year I switched over to the First Aid Beau... see post
Dublinlost
night creame and foundation for acne prone skin
Hi,   I am not using any acne treatments right now but i am breaking out a bit more lately. i was wondering if anyone can recommend a night creame and a foundation to me. i currently use Cover FX and its great but wouldn't mind other recommendations.   I do not use any night creame currently. please help.   thank you  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
General suggestions may be a shot in the dark considering the issues at hand in terms of your skin.   Without knowing more solid information pertaining to your skin an... see post
mygreathair12
Kate Summervilles exfolikate! Small problem? Or not?
I read all the reviews for this and was sure I would love it! Going on it was great and felt good. After taking it off, after three minutes it started burning my skin! Is this normal? In the morning my face was not red and it was not burning anymore. My skin has never been sensitive. Is this supposed to feel like this? Tanks for the help in advance ! Thanks, Dan 
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crflh
BEAUTY PRO crflh / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
so glad i could help you figure it out! I agree with kbmatthews, Definitely wait a week before you use it again as you mightve irritated your skin and it needs some tim... see post
RachFab
Whats the best way to get rid of blackheads?!
Ive had them for as long as I can remember, and Im sick of them! what products/techniques do you recommend? Im a poor college student, so nothing too pricey!
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RachFab
SCENE QUEEN RachFab / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thank you! Looking at the pictures, that seems to be exactly what it is! Thanks again!  see post
Kelsey91
Oily/acne prone skin HELP
I have cystic, acne prone, extremely oily skin with enlarged pores and acne scaring. I believe it stems from a hormone imbalance. However I would like to know which skincare items you would recommend as well as foundation. I have struggled with finding the right one and I have tried so many different brands. I would like to know a experts opinion.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY GURU TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You should start out consulting a dermatologist since you have scaring from the cystic acne. Cystic and hormonal acne can be lessened with some oral medications like bir... see post
Chicipoo
CLARISONIC QUESTIONS
I am going to be investing in a couple of Clarisonic Christmas presents, but am not really sure which one to purchase, being they have the Mia 1,2,3, Ariel and others. I know I want to stick with the Clarisonic brush and not really the Clinique one.The prices of them all are pretty variable and I want to get the right one for my skin care needs.   What is the big difference in all these and why the big jump from $99.00 to $249.00? Have people had problems with the earlier models?
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DTalksAll
HALL OF FAMER DTalksAll / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've had my Plus for years & I swear I use the body brush head more then the face. I love the exfoliation it give my elbows, knees & feet, legs (pre shave)...  see post
Kaaat14
Best products to cure/cover acne?
I have just about every single type of acne on my face.. papules, pimples, white heads, black heads, even CYSTIC acne. I've been to a dermatologist numerous times & used several different products & antibiotics but nothing works. It keeps getting worse!   I've tried just about everything you can get at a drug store plus Retin-A & other perscription ointments (that don't work on me). I've even tried cleaning up my diet & go full on organic & excerside regularly, didn't help.   I have very light skin & a pink undertone. It's very sensitive & dries out easily but then gets super oily throughout the day.   I'm looking for any PRODUCTS that may help clear it up & also MAKEUP to help cover it so I can live a somewhat normal life without being worried about people staring at my face!! I used Clinique but it didn't cover very well & the foundation actually broke me out worse ( even the acne helping kind ). I have recently used the Sonia Kashuk concealer pallet but I found out it has numerous toxic chemicals & has just been making it worse!   If you have any products or good advice I would much appreciate it! Thank you!
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Kaaat14
Kaaat14 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you SO much!! I went back to the dermatologist (a new one) yesterday & she's putting me on Accutane starting in February. For now she's got me on Aczone & an antib... see post