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clover734327
Attention skin experts!!
Hi there, I was wondering if any of you can recommend a silicone-free moisturizer for sensitive skin? I am extremely prone to blemishes and now that the weather has been getting colder, I am in need of hydrating my skin. My skin type is combination, and I have mild acne on my cheeks/chin as well as hyper pigmentation. I was also thinking of trying a serum instead of a moisturizer to see if it would be more effective. Please feel free to suggest products that will help me combat acne as well as moisturizer my skin!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What products are you currently using for your AM and PM regimen and are you aware of what your skin is sensitive to in particular? see post
mygreathair12
Help with finding a neck cream
I have been trying to find a good neck cream, not having much luck. I just spent a  hundred dollors on Strivectin but really don't like the smell. Anyone have any good pointers? I always use Algemist but have not had the chance to buy it because it's out of stock. Thanks in advance . Dan 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Things shared that are merely read online can often be misconstrued as tone often gets lost in translation. If someone publicly calls you out and your intention was neve... see post
adriana1215
Facial spray ideas for oily skin?
I'm looking for a facial spray I can use after applying makeup to look more glowy, or after nightly cleansing/ skin perk me  up. I've used MAC fix plus in the past. I have a Clinique moisture spray right now. I'm oily and slightly acne prone. Suggestions on what I could try? Thanks!
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H216
BEAUTY MASTER H216 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Another vote for Caudalie! Love it! see post
beautygeek10
HORMONAL ACNE CHIN/JAWLINE/CHEEK(occasional) ACNE!!! HELP ASAP
Hi Guys,   I hope someone can really help me. I've been dealing with this for months when I first got into actually taking care of my skin. I've been trying to get rid of what I believe is hormonal acne? I have them around my jawlines and sometimes on my cheeks. Some are pimples but some are like clogged pores under the skin? They have white puss if I apply pressure on them. What products/tools do you guys recommend me to get rid of this constant struggle?    Thanks in advance. 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If it's hormonal, a Derm can give you a script for a retinoid to treat the issue, and this works better than anything you can buy over the counter as a rule.    If a t... see post
chouchou07
Retinol for acne
Please help me find a good retinol based product for acne. I am 26 year old and i have a combination skin. I started to have acne a year ago. I need some suggestion about it thank you
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
A stockholm brand called Verso do a face serum with a very high content of Retinol-8, which is very effective, but nothing you buy from a beauty counter has the strength... see post
ladytal
How to reduce the appearance of a scar after actinic keratosis surgical removal?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For starters, always practice sun protection. Sensitized areas can be more vulnerable to UV rays and to prevent this area from darkening or worsening, always apply prope... see post
sarahhhha
Acne/redness/dry
Hello, I have acne, dark spots and redness on my cheeks. Any great products out there to help? And also I'm looking for a foundation that's not too heavy but has a nice coverage. I don't want it to look caked on or look like I'm wearing a lot of foundation,
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laynebr
HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would suggest DDG peels pads and a vitamin C serum such as the OH truth serum also lots of sunscreen! I don't use full coverage foundation so can't help you there sor... see post
evmav
I have very sensitive and acne prone skin what's a good solution for that?
Missie772
HALL OF FAMER Missie772 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you want a new skincare regimen to help out with your skin or did you want something like the Clarisonic to try to deep clean your skin?  see post
myfaceclean
serious acne and redness problem!
it's 5 years now and I still have serious acne and redness problem especially on my cheeks.  I started to use this anti-blemish solutions 3-step system (clinique) for like a week ago. Since I've been using it my face always starts to itch pretty much after i have put it on. I wonder if this is a sign that it's helping or is it just something bad for my skin and that I should stop using it? If yes, do you have any advice what I could use instead that's very good for serious acne? Help me!
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H216
BEAUTY MASTER H216 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Lylysa is on point (as usual) but I wanted to add that although Clinique markets the 3 step system, I'd try only adding one item at a time and wait and make sure there's... see post
EPaden
Face for husband
My husband is a mechanic and oily. He has some zit issue I would like to help with. Any suggestions for me to help him?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
My roommate does the same thing, Syd! (with the baby wipes.)     There is that option and I would also recommend he try the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser! The pa... see post
infinitise
Paula's Choice BHA Liquid vs. La roche posay Effaclar duo?
Not sure if I spelt them right, but I'm looking for a new acne spot treatment that preferably works for blackheads as well.   I have sensitive dry combination skin,,, so something like Benzyol peroxide really doesn't work for me. The type of acne that I get is "every not and then painful red ones" on the sides of the cheeks   Both PC BHA liquid and La Roche Posay Effaclar duo is very popular.. so I'm trying to decide from either.. but I would also love new suggestions as well  
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killahbabe
HALL OF FAMER killahbabe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're considering Paula's Choice BHA liquid, I would strongly recommend the anti-redness variety. The original is way too harsh for my sensitive skin, but the anti-r... see post
kayyckayy
Foreo Mini !!
I just started using my Foreo Mini about a week ago and Im starting to break out! I'm wondering fi this has happened to anyone else? is it maybe a result of the pores unclogging?? Anyone else having the same issue?
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kateye7
HALL OF FAMER kateye7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Everytime you start a new skincare routine or introduce a new step your skin will have an adjustment period with there will be dirt, oil and bacteria that has not come t... see post
JenJennn
Stubborn whiteheadead
Hi ladies, I have a stubborn whitehead beside my nostril which has been there for months.  I have tried popping it many times and it will disappear and then grow a new whitehead within a couple days.  Does anyone know what this could be and how I might be able to get rid of it?  It's not very big, just annoying!
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jemly
BEAUTY BOSS jemly / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
jenjennn try applying a facial oil directly to the spot. the moment you feel it's absorbed (if it does indeed absorb), apply some more. see what happens after a day or s... see post
clothesmindedxx
I need some new products for my cystic acne
My skin is always clear in summer and during Canada's autumn and winter time my skin loves to break out in cystic acne on both my cheeks and a few sometimes on my jaw which leaves scars that are hard to get rid of. I have a few prescribed tropical treatments but i feel like it's not getting the job done. I need some new effective products for both cystic acne and my acne scars.
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY MASTER HarlemJPN / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
From a prior post: I am 38, and my acne is now under control. For years, I had cystic acne -- often painful (on top of the whole unpleasantness of being young with acne... see post
klcastillo7
Milia bumps or Acne?
I have all these bumps on my face. I have oily skin and I don't know how to get rid of these bumps. I have had these for about 6 months now and I didn't change anything in my skin care routine. I've used a clarisonic for 5 years now so I don't know what's going on. 
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MelindaAH
BEAUTY MAVEN MelindaAH / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
 If you've used a clarisonic for 5 years, I don't think that's your problem. It doesn't look like irritation, just clogged pores. I'd try using a product with salicylic ... see post
CalFoo19
Moisturizer recommendations
I'm 23 and have normal to dry skin that's sensitive and very prone to acne/clogged pores. It doesn't get really flaky on the surface but when my skin gets dry, it breaks out. Anyone have any moisturizer recommendations that are intensive but not too heavy and greasy?  Really heavy moisturizers  can also break me out.   What I've tried recently: Josie Maran argan oil light (broke out), FAB ultra repair face moisturizer (too light, broke out), FAB ultra repair moisturizer (just started it, not sure yet)   I'll find something that works eventually.
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kslayxo
SCENE QUEEN kslayxo / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer works really well but there is NO SPF. 23, acne prone and my skin is now moisturized after using this. And it goes on smooth under m... see post
mayag719
serum?
Hi, I wanted to know more about serums. I'm 25, and have been reading that it's a good idea to start using them. What exactly are they, and do I really need one? I have oily/combination, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. I currently use cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a retinoid cream. Thank you!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Considering your retinoid is prescribed, my suggestion would be to consult with your doctor or skin care professional and see what ingredients or products may be suitabl... see post
emmychampagne
Q. Best acne scar treatment?
I've never had a bad breakout in my life, but my first few weeks at my humid college apartment (no AC! Wah!) really ruined my back/shoulders. I have this nasty trail of pink/purple scars all down my bra strap line. I've never dealt with acne scars. I have NO idea what to use. I'm going home for Columbus Day weekend and want to stop by Sephora to buy something. Thoughts?   Thanks so much!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It's not a true acne breakout, rather the skin adjusting to the new climate (protecting itself) and will balance out in a few months.   As for hair products, there's a... see post
JGMiller
Does veil hourglass primer, givenchy photo perfection, ysl touche eclat have any oil, tocopherol,
ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hourglass mineral veil - no, just a bunch of silicones. Givenchy photo perfexion foundation - no YSL touche eclat - I'm assuming you are talking about the concealer pe... see post
lachaton
Skincare changes & breaking out
I've found myself in a skincare dilemma I'm sorry this is long, I tried to include as much information as I felt was relevant.    I've been breaking out more than usual for a couple weeks. It isn't awful, but this is uncommon for me (my skin is normally pretty clear, and I very rarely get such large ones). I've had fairly large pimples in different locations. Chin, both cheeks, above and in between my eyebrows. Maybe about 2 at a time? They die down over a few days, then I end up with a new one in a different spot.    I've posted a couple times on hear with questions about my skincare routine. I'm currently trying to find a new cleanser and I've been using deluxe samples - so it's hard for me to pin down. This started when I was using Boscia's Black Detox cleanser and became worse after using Josie Maran's oil promo.    I've been using the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm as a makeup remover at night for a few weeks - there doesn't seem to be any issue with this.  I'm currently using Sunday Riley's Ceramic Slip (full size) for about two weeks - with no improvement.   I've also had to change my moisturizer (unfortunately) since I ran out of the one I've been using for a while (Clinique DD Gel) - so I just started using Origins GinZing about a week ago.    Nothing else in my skincare routine has changed. I wipe my face with just water in the morning and follow with a facial mist. At night, I use a makeup remover then more of a treatment cleanser followed by Korres Advanced Sleeping Facial. I've been eating better than normal for me, with plenty of water.    Basically I'm annoyed and not sure what my next move should be. Should I continue using the same products that I'm using now? I suspect it's the cleanser rather than the moisturizer change.    On hand, I have Clarins Extra Comfort, Anthony Logistics Glycolic Cleanser, FAB Cleanser, and Paula's Choice products I can use (the Hydralight and Skin Balancing). 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Gotcha, well no immediate/negative reaction is better than one developing so that's good.   I would suggest opting for a more gentle cleanser in the meanwhile if you d... see post
Norabelle
Bumps on face. Clarisonic will it work?
Hi everyone! I have acne, acne scars and annoying white bumps on my face. It's awful and I NEED help. My acne is not bad--It covers with makeup and I love to wear makeup so it isn't a huge problem. Of course I try to decrease it but it doesn't drive me so crazy anymore. I mostly have them on my chin. Forehead is clear and cheeks were clear until I started getting these awful bumps. I don't even remember when it started I just remember putting on my makeup and looking in the mirror and being ilke "WTF."  Bumps on face...clogged pores that stand out with foundation. HELP. Am looking to buy a clarisonic now Every time I go to sephora or a skin care person they say I need to EXFOLIATE! I do now... but they are still there. I want smooth skin that will look even more flawless with makeup.  So I have finally decided to buy a clarisonic. (Do you guys recommend this for my condition????!) I am thinking perhaps the deep pore or acne clarifying brush will be best but want to hear your experiences!! I don't really have oily skin...it's normal. Couple of blackheads on my nose here and there.   So please help!!! Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do? Did the clarisonic help???
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skintester
BEAUTY GURU skintester / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I totally second the Aczone gel and avoiding anything with alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. Aczone worked very fast for my acne. However, it's very expensive (around $200 ... see post
KellieS
Acne
Hi, I am looking for Clinique Acne solutions-Spot healing gel. Do they not make this anymore??
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love this product! I've been using the line since around 2004, and it takes care of blemishes and breakouts fast on my skin. Unfortunately it's too drying for most of ... see post
Ferlitaa
I have acne scar what is best to hide when apply your foundation
ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi Ferlitaa, I love Laura Mercier's Secret Camauflage for hiding acne scars; this can be used before and/or after foundation and it really does a wonderful job. However ... see post
Monkeyrt
Acne that's lasted a year and won't go away. HELP!
Hey y'all!   I've been looking around this message board for the past half hour or so and I figured I would ask my own question, sorry if it's already been answered!   I'm 22 years old and up until about a year ago I had perfect skin, I had the occasional break out but that was mostly around my period. Now? My entire chin and both cheeks are full of blemishes, scars, white heads, it's ridiculous! I don't know what to do, I don't know if it's hormonal or just a circumstance of stress and poor diet.   I have combination skin (I think) sometimes it looks dry, other times it's like it's oozing oil (sorry!) and it's sensitive. I've tried Proactiv and it didn't work, I bought a Clarisonic brush but it didn't really help much. I don't know what works and what doesn't.   If you've been through this and you've found a miracle product (I know everything is not going to work for everybody) would you please share your tips and tricks? I've heard of washing your face with something like coconut oil but I'm on the fence about that, I feel like it would just break me out more.   Thank you!
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Kate418
BEAUTY BUFF Kate418 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
First of all-DON"T JUST TRY ANYTHING! Most likely, any random thing won't help or heal. If you have crazy outbursts of acne that you just can't get rid of, be reasonable... see post
katp2014
Skin Care & Makeup to match.
I have recently had to change my birth control that no longer offers me acne control. I have oily combination and sensitive skin, ALL the don't want's with skin. I was hoping for a foundation/concealer that mattifys but has good coverage. I'm also looking for one the brightens my face. Seems every time I look in the mirror after applying makeup my face is dull. I'm of with a tip to open my eyes up even to make my face look brighter. The second issue I'm looking to resolve is a skin care product that helps prevent acne and balances out my skin complexion and colour. I need a toner and a cleaners. Would prefer ones already prepared in wipes or pads. A good spot treatment would be good too , however I am allergic to salicylic acid.
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greenchilli
BEAUTY WHIZ greenchilli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
katp,   Salicylic acid and benzoyl Peroxide do not help me either.  Sulphur works best for me.  I have really enjoyed Mario Badescu products (don't think Sephora carri... see post
pinkonyx
Red, warm skin after washing? Need skincare suggestions.
So recently, in the past 4 months or so I have noticed that every once in a while (maybe once a week) after washing my face at night I get this very red warm flush across my face that starts at the top of my cheeks and goes down to my chin. It looks almost like I have a sunburn, and feels uncomfortable and warm. Last night was probably the worst I have ever got it. So I have decided I need to try a new cleanser, currently I am using neutrogena naturals purifying cleanser. So my question is I have acne prone skin, it's combination, and I usually am always breaking out around my chin and jawline, is there any good sensitive skin cleanser/products for sensitive/acne prone skin ? I prefer a paraben free product under $30... But I am open to all suggestions drugstore or high end.  Thank you for your time.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY PRO TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
An acne wash shouldn't be done twice a day, try a moisturizing wash at night instead. or. Try doing the acne wash at night and doing a light wash in the morning (you m... see post
priscillaann
cyst that looks like a mole...
So, I had this "mole" that I thought was a real mole. Until, it started to grow on my face. I went to the Dr. and dermatologist and they claimed it was a cyst. I had already popped it by then.. I know, very bad of me. I thought it was a normal black head. They told me to leave it alone and it would go away. Thinking that it was already gone and scarring, I started to use Kate Somerville's Dscar. Seemed like a good thing to do at the time then it started to sting at the touch. I only used the Dscar on it about 3 times. I stopped applying anything on it, it's about a week since any product has touched it and it's more painful to the touch. So, it originally looked like a mole, I popped it, it turned into a little hole in my face, now the hole looks like it's closing and It looks as if it's forming as a pimple. I never felt anything like it before and it seems to be getting bigger. What should I do? Has anyone had experience with this? I'm planning on seeing my dermatologist in 2 weeks but I thought I would give BT a shot. 
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priscillaann
BEAUTY WHIZ priscillaann / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I see, thank you for sharing! I will see what the Dr. says when I go in this morning. Thanks again for all your help!  see post
andyhtrieu
Acne Scars
I searched through a couple of threads and Kate Somerville D Scar was mentioned a lot. Is there anything else that I can look at? If it helps, most of my acne scars are red and flat. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem! :) When I first hopped on BT I posted an outside link that ended up being removed and I thought I was going crazy because I KNEW I posted it. :P    Feel fr... see post
makeupobesessed
What to do when your face breaks out from a new product?
I tend to be prone to break outs, whether a new product is involved or not...but I was wondering if you all will immediately stop using the product at the sign of a break out and go back to the old one, or do you ride it out and see if it passes? 
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I usually won't give a product a second chance. I don't mess around with my skin. see post
georgiat
face mask suggestions
I am just looking for a recommendation for a nice, semi affordable mask. I have combination skin -oily t zone but dry chin and normal cheeks. I would like to try something targeting for purifying, acne, and just overall nice skin. Have any suggestions?  
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY PRO comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My skin is generally normal, but I have some of the same concerns as you with some oily spots, acne, and wanting to purify my pores.  My favorite mask at the moment is t... see post