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Get the Beauty Bakerie at Sephora!!
I love the Beauty Bakerie! They totally belong in Sephora. They're eyeshadow creams ("eyescream") are so amazing and different to use but they apply so well. They are a highly respected brand with very good quality products. I have their eyeshadow cream, their eye brow gel ("BROWnies") and also some of their lip whips and they are all amazing. It would be so great to see them at Sephora and to buy locally!  
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LovelessPanda / NEWCOMER / replied
Oh, plssss! It would be awesome to buy Beauty Bakerie in SEPHORA! see post
What MAC next to nothing foundation best matches the color iq 1r04?
BEAUTY WHIZ missjulied / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
It would be hard to say. This foundation oxidized a lot on me. The color was fine when i put my foundation in the morning, but it got darker and yellowish around lunch. ... see post
Night Time Cleanser!
I'm looking for a new face wash for night time, I currently use PTR  Glycolic Acid 3% facial wash, but am looking for something different. I have a few in mind which I pictured below. I have oily skin with tons of acne scars, with the occasional hormonal break out, i also sometimes use my clarisonic 1-3 times per week. Love a good light exfoliating face wash as well as hydrating!! I'm leaning towards Ole but I love PTR and Ren has great reviews and says its gentle which i love and omg I can't decide. Please help and leave any other suggestions!!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Don't use exfoliating cleanser or those with beads with Clarisonics. I find exfoliating cleansers to be a bit too harsh in general but I have combo skin. I am a fan of P... see post
Constantly breaking out
I'm a teen and I constantly have breakouts on my cheeks and between my eyebrows. I've tried lots of products, (I use them for a few months before I judge them,) and none of them do anything for me! Not only do I get pimples, but I also have scars left over from previous breakouts. Help! What do I use? Any tips?
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BEAUTY WHIZ eleonorarosa / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi @RyryG,   I went through the same issue when I was your age and, based on my experience, the wisest thing you can do is ask a doctor or a dermatologist on what do o... see post
Tarte Maracuja Oil: Can't tell if I'm breaking out or my skin is purging!!!
Hi all, I recently got that awesome Tarte Mother Nature's Miracle Discovery Set and I've been playing around with all the products. My skin has been breaking out, but I'm not sure if it's purging due to the new products or the products don't work for me. I have a history of cystic prone acne but the past year my skin has been amazing, so I wasn't too concerned at first. I've read that the maracuja oil is incredible for acne prone skin so I'm not sure what's going on! Other than the small breakouts, my skin feels velvety soft and softened already. I really want to keep using this product, so if anyone has had a similar experience, I'd love to know!
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BEAUTY BOSS quspork / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Purging only occurs with actives and exfoliation. As none of the products in that kit fall into those categories, you are seeing a reaction to the products themselves an... see post
Q. Anyone have experience/advice with vegan acne?
I've been cutting out meat for a while, and recently went full vegan and now my skin is freaking out. I've never really had that much acne to begin with, just usually around my period. But now my face is covered. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm trying to figure out if this something I need to ride out or change my whole skincare regimen...   any advice is greatly appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @phantompenguinx - Everything @ChicDabbler said.  When I went vegan (about 19 years ago), the biggest problems I ran into were not getting enough of some of the B vitami... see post
charcoal mask
What is the best charcoal mask to buy? 
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BEAUTY BOSS MariaLis / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Origins charcoal mask is one of my favorite, it performs  much better the some more expensive masks see post
Products for cystic acne?
I've been struggling with cystic acne on my cheeks and it's been driving me insane because it always leaves an actual scar no matter how gentle I am. While I know that products at Sephora can't help with physical scars, I do want to prevent the acne so I can prevent more scarring. Please let me know if you know of any products that work well for this type of acne! I have oily (stubborn, in general) skin and clogged pores here and there. I've heard of the Renee Rouleau Anti Cyst treatment being good but you can't buy that at Sephora.
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BEAUTY PRO Halcyon7 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I highly recommend taking zinc supplements.  I know they don't work for everyone, but they cleared up my cystic acne pretty quickly.  Taking them has been a total life c... see post
How do I remove spots that came as a result of acne??
I had really bad acne up until 2 years ago.  I don't have problems with the acne anymore, because I have made major adjustments to my diet.   However, I am having trouble getting rid of some of the spots that the acne left.  What is the best product for this problem?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Hanna2017,   I'd definitely recommend going with something that will address the dark spots. This can be specifically labeled as that or you can just a product t... see post
I need help finding a moisturizer to help with eczema
My son has really bad eczema and I need help finding something that will relieve the symptoms i.e. itching.  I want to go organic because I understand that product with less ingredients usually come with less potential side effects. Help Please!!
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass cream helped me.  The other thing that helped is Cortisone ointment.  They sell that at Walmart, Walgreens, target for around three or four... see post
Anyone know how to get rid of under eye milia????
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mimiivanakis,     It's possible that something you may be using may be giving you under eye milia. I would consult your doctor to ask them if they can help wit... see post
Josie Maran Argon Oil
Hi guys. I have oily skin so I've been using the Josie Maran argon oil for a couple months now and its definitely made me less oily but I feel as if it may be clogging my pores and causing breakouts since it is a little heavy. I only use it at night but what do yall think of the light version? Thanks a ton!
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BEAUTY WHIZ BarbieGirl1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love josie maran whipped argan oil I buy sets of those when they are available usually during christmas but the other stuff is super oily and makes my face too shiny p... see post
Anyone know if the First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing 10% AHA will help with white heads and mild acne??
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mimiivanakis!   While the FAB Resurfacing Liquid isn't an item that is directly marketed towards tackling acne and whiteheads, the usage of alpha hydroxy acids do ... see post
Sunscreen for Extremly Sensitive and Acne Rosecea Skin
Hello everyone, I am looking for a sunscreen for my face that goes nicely under makeup. I have very dry and reactive skin. I do have mild rosacea that sometimes becomes sever acne rosacea. I have tried chemical sunscreens such as Lancome and La Roche Posay, but my skin doesn't tolerate them as well as it used to. I am allergic to an ingredient in Frist Aid Beauty and cannot use their products. I have looked at Josie Maran's SPF, but it contains beeswax and I am allergic to beeswax.    Please keep in mind that I live in Canada and do not have access to a lot of sunscreens normally recommended such Drunk Elephant and MDSolarScience.    Does anyone with rosacea and severely reactive and allergic prone skin have any recommendations? Preferably a mineral sunscreen. I am on a medication that makes me sensitive to the sun and has caused my skin issues (any my allergy to beeswax!) Therefore sunscreen is really important, and I am looking for one that will not affect the look of my foundation.   Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ AnnieBea / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
That's great! Thanks for letting me know. see post
acne issue
i am having red bumps which later turn into dark spots , if i use acne products they really worse the results as my skin is really dry .what should i use?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If the acne products worsen the results and you have dry skin..... it might be worsen because your skin is irritated. When the skin is not properly hydrated/moisturized,... see post
Cleansing oil recommendations?
Hey guys!  I have dry and sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I'm always looking for new cleansing oils because I've not found my favorite yet.  So far I've used The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing oils and KOSE Softly Mu Cleansing oil which are more affordable.  I've used BanilaCo Clean It Zero and Heimish Cleansing Balm, but I have a Newfoundland dog so his hair gets EVERYWHERE in products in tubs so I prefer pumps...hence a preference for cleansing oils.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER JayJayyy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Bobbi Brown cleansing oil! It's absolutely the best I've tried, and I've tried a lot lol. It doesn't leave a residue, doesn't burn my eyes, and removes all of my makeup.... see post
skincare routine - recommendations?
Hi! I was seeing if any ladies out there had some recommendations for products they have been using. I'm turning 25 in a few weeks, and looking for some new products. I have comination skin, acne-prone and scarring. Looking for day and night products!  Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nnejlogan,   I highly recommend Kate Somerville's acne line as it works so well to help with acne! The EradiKate® Daily Cleanser Acne Treatment is a great sulfur ... see post
Recommendations Please!
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for acne cleansers, creams, etc. for teenage skin.  I suffer from breakouts all over my face- mostly small bumps and some scarring.
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alexa1024118 / FRESH FACE / replied
ole henriksen skin care is so good! The balance or truth line i think will be the best for you.  balance for the acne and truth for the scares  Also there transferrin... see post
Best face mask for acne prone skin?! Anything out there able to control it?! HELP!
Hi everyone!    I'm looking for a good face mask to use once a week, that will help control my acne and prevent further breakouts. I know there are a ton of good ones out there, just trying to find something that will FINALLY work for me!   Thanks, y'all. I appreciate it  
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Kristengrab12,    I have pretty acne prone skin and one of my favorites is First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay. It's a peel off mask and I ... see post
Best face mask for combination skin? Also that will help to get rid of whiteheads!!!
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mimiivanakis,   @lylysa made some really great recommendations! I have combination skin and acne, so I'd also love to recommend the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue ... see post
I have a bit of rosesca along with dry skin i need a moisturizer?
BEAUTY WHIZ Er667799 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi,  While I don't have the rosacea issue I do know anything you choose make sure it's for sensitive skin and anti inflammatory.  I do have dry skin and I luv Josie Mara... see post
my skin is very dull . clogged pores . un even skin tone im just 23 please help
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, samiya12345!   Can you please specify which S&G cleanser you're using? I don't want to make assumptions and begin analyzing the wrong one.   In addition to using... see post
PLEASE help - cystic acne on forehead for 3 months now (they heal but reform so it never clears up!)
this is my first cystic acne breakout - and it's on my forehead and going on 3 months now.  Healing as it goes - and then new ones emerge overnight. I've always been acne prone, and have a simple routine that helps any surface acne.  I had my first cystic acne break out on my forehead/hairline (the ones that are big and deep where they take a long time to drain or shrink). I blame the period where I tried a bunch of new skincare, not remembering that my skin easily clogs (from thicker foundations too).   It's not folliculitis cause they don't itch, and they aren't milia cause I had milia my entire life and I know the difference.   Whatever exfoliation liquids or those "acne" pads I tried, they only irritated and made my bumps worse. And on top of that after 3 weeks, they gave me fine lines that I've never had before. So I really don't want to use them anymore. But I still have no idea what these bumps are.    I'm on my third month. JUST as my forehead starts clearing up, NEW ones reform.     My old simple routine that works with my dry dry sensitive skin: Aveeno intense moisture overnight cream (this cream saved my dry dry flaky skin for years now with no problem) bio oil for acne scars and rough skin   Products I've tried to use for this bad breakout and the current bumps: Cosrx one step pimple clear pads (made it worse) Sonoma tea tree oil serum (made it worse) Arcona aftershave pads (I think made it worse) Aloe vera Gel (I used for a little bit, but the formula has parabens) Aloe vera leaves (wow it made me breakout a whole new fresh batch) Paula's choice CLEAR regular strength exfoliating solution (honestly it gave me fine lines. stopped it immediately) aztec clay mask w/ ACV (regulates it but is not helping)   Mario drying lotion, and drying cream help bring them to a head. but that doesn't stop new ones from forming. Cosrx pimple patches (have worked very well to drain and bring some bumps to a head) Please - WHY is it when I'm starting to see improvement and a smoother surface, NEW acne reforms and the process starts all over again?  This is the first time I'm experiencing this type of acne and even my close ones are like "why isn't your forehead healing at all?" I just bought probiotics today and hoping that it will work. But meanwhile, I really don't want to go to the term in case of any more "suggested" chemicals that will ruin my skin. please please please  
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MissVJ / FRESH FACE / replied
I'm so very sorry you have to deal with this. It is the worst. It is painful and makes one feel really self-conscious. I know! I have had bad cystic outbreaks for years ... see post
desperate for acne advice
My skin has been a mess for the past three months and I feel like I've tried everything. Any recommendations to clear my acne up would be so appreciated!   Here's my current routine: AM: tone with Lush Tea Tree Water, Josie Maran argan whipped face butter, and the NARs tinted moisturizer spf 30 PM: wash with Youth to the people cleanser, Kate Somerville Anti Bac benzoyl peroxide treatment, and Ole Henriksen invigorating night creme OR Josie Maran light argan oil   I have tried Paula's Choice 2% BHA, Belief aqua bomb, Ole Henriksen find your balance cleanser, Ole Henriksen find your balance toner, most Murad products (the post acne spot serum worked, but its recommended to stop use after 3 months), Tarte maracuja oil, Kate Somerville eradikate cleanser, Ole Henriksen invigorating night treatment, Ole Henriksen truth serum, etc.   I feel like I've tried it all. I'm even on spironolactone which totally cleared my skin last year when I first started it. I did stop using a benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin treatment back in November that I was on for 10 years, but I wouldn't think it'd take 3 months for my skin to break out again. But my skin was clearest on spiro and benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin.   So now I've introduced the Kate anti bac and have seen some results, however I'm so dry and still getting new break outs.   I am desperate for any advice. I've spent these last 3 months with trial and error
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BEAUTY MAVEN ostark / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I really appreciate this reply. I'm understanding that ingredients are much more important than I thought. I even located a website that tells you what each exact ingred... see post
Dr. Dennis Gross Smooth & Radiant: Peel + Brightening with Clinique Acne Solution Serum?
Hi! I am using Dr. Dennis Gross Pell + Brigthen with Clinique acne solutions serum. Would those product work less because I use them together? And would actually this peel will make my skin Peeling?      Thank you!!!!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Howzit,   You should be fine to use both of these together, just be careful not to over-do the peel, as that could lead to some extra dryness.If you start to noti... see post
DRUNK ELEPHANT OR SUNDAY RILEY?
Hello! I am looking for a new skincare routine and unsure if I should try the DRUNK ELEPHANT Day/Night sets or the SUNDAY RILEY New School Skincare Set (As they no longer sell Squad Goals) as I've heard amazing stuff for both. I am still a newbie and currently using a Korean skincare but I seem to keep breaking out now that I am older and almost done with it. My skin is sensitive, dry, now ACNE prone, blemish/ hyper-pigmentation spots and uneven skintone. Also I am turning 30 and want some anti-wrinkle skincare added to my routine. can anyone recommend on past experience, which one will help me the most!   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY PRO Halcyon7 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh and Good Genes is fine, but I always find myself reaching for Pixi Glow Tonic instead.    see post
ACNE SCARS AND CURRENT PIMPLES!! Help! Ive been searching for sooo looonggg
Hi, Im looking to acne scars products that will work for acnes also, I have combo/oily skin , I have been getting so much breakouts recently and hyperpigmentation os horrible. I got it in control last yr. I was using a prescription topical cream 1% which is Adapalene, Im still using it now but i noticed its not working the same. I have been using Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum. I tried the Philosphy Microdelivery peel and it ripped my face off so I discontinued it. Then I tried the First aide Radiance Pads, i dont know if its working yet I only started using it 4days ago.        By the wat I was using Glytone Brightening peel but it just too strong for my skin. So ive been in search for more than a year now.    Please advice! Thank u!
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BEAUTY MAVEN beautyaddict989 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I completely feel your pain! I highly recommend Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta peel pads for clearing acne scars, shrinking pores, and preventing future breakouts. I use ex... see post
CLOGGED PORES??? PLEASE HELP!!!!
I have so so many clogged pores on my face and I have no idea what to do. Does anyone know how I can get rid of them? I just started a new skincare routine today: 1) Simple Micellar Water 2) Clean & Clear Pore Cleansing Face Wash 3) Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner 4) Hydrating Serum 5) Moisturizer ---- any thoughts on that? 
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR leigh21 / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
From personal experience, results are best if you stick to one brand of skincare. If your skin isn't in good shape, makeup usually won't do too much to help unfortunatel... see post
Luxury Acne Skincare?
I have fairly bad acne. I always get large cystic spots and it takes forever to go away. I'm looking for more of a high end brand that'll hopefully not only help with acne, but help with anti aging/ overall skincare and as strange as it is I like when it looks pretty on my counter Any suggestions (I was thinking "rose" by the fresh line but it seems more for moisturizing rather than acne).  
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BEAUTY WHIZ BrennaMcD / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
While this is not a line sold at Sephora, I think MOSS would be the perfect line for you. It is targeted specifically for acne and anti-aging. I have used MOSS products ... see post
skincare issues need advice and recommendations
Hi! I have a few questions and concerns about my skin   1- i have very bumpy skin. around my inner cheeks and my horehead, and near my nose. They are small bumps, most are skincolored, but some are red. Ive had them since I was 10, and nothing would help. I had acne early, since i was 9, and it was moderate. nothing severe. I just have these pesky bumps that do not go away no matter what i do. 2- I have dark spots on the side of my face. I was wondering how to get those to heal and have an even skin tone 3- I have acne scabs, so post acne scabs. I want to get rid of these overnight if possible.   All i want is a clear, healthy, smooth,vibrant face. I prefer some advice on how to prevent these issues, and how to heal them naturally, using natural ingrediants and poducts, as i have very sensitive combination skin.    My acne is not severe, it is moderate.  Right now i am currently using: the body shop vitimin e cleanser, body shop vitimin e toner, body shop tea tree skin clearing clay mask, clarasonic mia2, mario badescu buffering lotion, mario badescu drying lotion, mario badescu enzyme cleansing gel, mario badescu drying cream.  **I do not use these products every single day, i use my cleansers every day, my mask 2-3 times a week, and my mario badescu acne products when i need them. please help, i have been dealing with these issues for years now. 
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BEAUTY BUFF ellie50 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi ashariff, Greeneyedgirl mentioned Paula's Choice website and I agree it is very good and has questions and answers and recommendations for your type of skin.  It hel... see post