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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
longlocks27
Q. Help! My skin is sensitive dry and recently suffering from moderate acne.
Anyone with similar issues can you share your regimen? Clinque has not been successful and FAB has not been moisturizing enough, Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
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ashe18
ashe18 / RISING STAR / answered
A. I would highly recommend Glamglow super mud clearing treatment its a mud mask (a bit on the pricier side) but its worth every penny it helps with everything from breakag... 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
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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IzzyMc
IzzyMc / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Im 13 too and I used to have really horrible acne, Ive heard previously that proactiv doesnt work but i tried it anyway and now my face is all clear, its amazing! Yes, i... 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
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
hannahleiker23
Q. Skincare recommendations
I have several whiteheads that will not go away no matter how many times I pop them and dry them out. I also have dark spots where previous pimples were. I use my clarisonic with the acne head every other day. I would like some spot treatment suggestions as well as a recommendation for all new skin care... cleanser, toner, moisturizer..etc. My skin is very sensitive and oily. I don't think I need a full acne skin care line because my skin isn't really Bad. I just have some spots that need cleared up and need to stay cleared up. Thanks! 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I wouldn't use a full acne line, too much of the same type of ingredients will dry the skin out.   I'm very sensitive, acne prone:   cleanser: philosophy purity made... see post
goldenqueen
Q. Clinique - Clearing Gel
I just started using Clinique's acne solution kit and I saw results in just one day. Why I haven't discovery their greatness sooner? Talking about money just wasted on other products that failed me. The only thing I am wondering is Do I need to buy the Clearing Gel for blemishes? All the products in the kits says it clears blemishes. I have acne blemishes on my back and I also wonder if I could just used it on my back after using the Body bar? Would love to have clear skin, especially on my back, before the summer. Thanks
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, goldenqueen!  I looked at the kit and how to use it.  There does not appear to be any reason why you cannot use it on your back as well as your face.  However, rathe... see post
lorenabee
Q. Makeup Breakouts
EVERYTHING  I've tried, even Bareminerals, has caused acne on my face. It just keeps getting worse. EVERY TIME I put makeup on (liquid foundation, powder, blush, etc.), I have new breakouts. And yes, I do remove everything at night and cleanse my face. Any help/tips?
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sirrush
BEAUTY MAVEN sirrush / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Have you ever thought about giving up on the foundation for a few weeks? I finally gained control over my acne-ridden skin when I just got so fed up with trying to hide ... see post
ckmiceli
Q. Breakout Post-Glamglow!!
Help! I used the Glamglow Supermud a few times in one week, hoping it would completely improve my skin. Quite the opposite- my forehead is completely broken out with acne that I have never gotten before. Has anyone else had this problem? HOW DO I SOLVE IT?! 
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danimazz
HALL OF FAMER danimazz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I had this problem when I first used Glamglow.  It had turned me off the product for a while, but once I started to use it again regularly - once a week, my skin was muc... see post
anavivi
Q. How can one get clear skin like this?
Rosebud15
BEAUTY MAVEN Rosebud15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. A cleanser with some sort of "treatment" ie salicylic.  The Clearisonic Mia. A HG moisturizer, mines clinique's moisture surge.  And time.  Give your new new routine at ... see post
RebeccaBeauty1
Q. Whats you morning skin care routine with acne?
Comment plz! and have you tips for acne type it down below! 
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use my Clarisonic every morning, which has been the best thing for my acne. I use the Acne brush and Acne Cleanser.   I follow with Origins Zero Oil toner, and MAC's... see post
otter0407
Q. How to fix wrinkles without causing acne?
I have a bit of T-zone acne due to peri-menopausal hormones. I have also noticed significant new wrinkles around my mouth and fine lines around my eyes. Every time I try to use something for the wrinkles it seems to cause a break-out. My acne treatments seem to work fine, but what can use for wrinkles that won't cause break-outs?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. i feel your pain! My skin is still oily during the day, and sensitive/acne prone. it is hard to find anti-aging products that aren't super moisturizing and heavy. I had ... see post
jullysay
Q. Acne from working out
Has anyone had this problem?   I started doing Insanity so I'm basically sweating 40+ mins almost every day. My skin type is combination leaning more on the dry side. I've never had a problem with acne before but I've noticed that I've been getting pimples or little bumps on my forehead. I know its caused by the sweat because if I dont work out for a couple days, then the acne does clear up a bit.   I do try to wash my face immediately after working out and I'm considering switching to an acne cleanser but am afraid that it might be too harsh for my skin.   Any tips or suggestions?
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ladymeag
HALL OF FAMER ladymeag / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. How long has your skin been doing this? Just like starting a new cleaning regimen, when you start a new workout routine that really makes you sweat your skin will go thr... see post
smash6086
Q. Very small bumps all over skin, skin texture issues?
I have suffered from acne (particularly cystic acne) since I was a teenager, and I feel like I have finally resolved most of those issues, however, now I suffer from horrible skin texture. Rarely do I have acne surface my skin as white heads or blackheads, but instead my skin texture is full of extremely small bumps (like tiny pimples dwelling under the skin, mostly on my cheeks and chin), acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation. I know there are products for the scarring, but what do I do about the overall texture of my skin and these pesky little bumps?! In the light  the skin on my cheeks and chin looks anything but smooth. It looks rough and bumpy like fine sandpaper because of all the small bumps. I am nearly convinced that these bumps just turn into more little scars, since I rarely get acne anymore but continue to have red scarring all over my face.   Please help!!
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marydiva
HALL OF FAMER marydiva / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Sounds like you have milia. I have it on my jawline/chin area and it's the absolute worst. I'm getting a Clarsonic as soon as January rolls around, and I'm crossing my f... see post
karrluhh
Q. Product that help with blackheads?
I was wondering as to what you guys think are the best products for blackheads. I have a lot on my cheeks and nose and I want to get rid of them. So what do you think are products that are worth the money?
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starletta8
HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I second the recommendation for BHA!  I like the Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA gel.   I'm also a huge fan of the white Glamglow mask, which does a great job of opening up ... see post
tanya1288
Q. does murad work for cystic acne?
I get hormonal, cystic acne along my jawline. I don't want to take birth control forever, and I am looking for skincare products that will reduce/eliminate the cysts. Any ideas if the Murad line works for this? Thanks!
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kssweetheart
HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Been there. I'm sorry you're going through this, it stinks. Mine was due to medication I was on. I Never had acne during my teens into 20's until that medication, AAARRG... see post
beautymission
Q. Best acne scar treatment?
I have been struggling with acne scars for the past few years now. It seems like any time acne emerges on my face it ALWAYS leaves a mark once it goes away even though I dont pop it or anything I just let it run its course and go away and it is VERY frustrating as you could imagine. I have tried a few "dark spot" serums which have helped fade some scars slightly but not much of a difference. Also, they arent really dark spots they are a reddish/pink it makes it look like there is a pimple there still but there isnt. Its just a flat reddish/pink spot where the acne used to be. It makes it look like it is active acne when in fact it is not it is just the old place where it was before. These scars or "spots" are the only reason that I wear foundation and I wish I knew of a product that could get rid of them so I wouldnt have to continue wearing foundation a lot. Any suggestions? Also, The previous serum i used was the Dr. Brandt dark spot serum which again faded very slightly but not much. Looking for better results in a new producut!!
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Piwie
BEAUTY PRO Piwie / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I also have the same problem, people keep saying that they will go away eventually, but they never did! I started having acne 2 years ago when I was 21 ( never had a pi... see post
Lms526
Q. Getting rid of whiteheads
I really need some advice. I have quite a few whiteheads on my forehead and a few on my cheeks. I've tried a couple of drugstore creams and facial cleansers, but they either don't work or are much too harsh for my extremely allergy-prone skin. My skin is also extremely oily. I have tried a few facial washes, creams, and gels with salicyic acid, and they didn't seem to do much of anything. I followed the package directions and applied it 2-3 times a week for about a month. But there was no real change in my whiteheads. I was thinking of trying an acne cream with benzoil peroxide, but it says on the package not to use if you have very sensitive skin. Can someone please recommend a facial cleanser, cream, or gel that will help clear up my whiteheads? I don't want something super expensive. I've been thinking of maybe trying something from Clinique, but I don't know what. I was also wondering if a toner or astringent would help? I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do next. Any advice or recommendations would be very helpful. Thank you!
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SydBristow
HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi lms526! Do you think perhaps you have milia?  They are white, kind of hard and don't go away, they just stay in the same spot.    If so, I had them too and found (a... see post
DuranLDuran
Q. Small bumps all over my face!
I have so many small bumps all over my face. I don't know if it's keratosis pilaris or milia or clogged pores I just really want to get rid of them. I've always suffered from acne, and I've come along way, it's just these **bleep** small bumps!     
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jdchambers98
jdchambers98 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I recently took a picture of my cheeks and sent to my sister, (just complaining about how bad my skin is) mine looks just like this, you can't even hide it, with perfect... see post
kackers007
Q. post acne marks....
Does Murad exfoliating acne treatment gel help get rid of post acne marks?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Take a look at your post acne mark thread here when I gave a break down on the Murad product in regards to whether it targets post acne marks and other items to look int... see post
symbolicbeauty
Q. Is the Clarisonic worth the money?
I am getting over a bad break out due to dreaded hormones I am assuming. I have it under control now, but I am still getting pimples mainly on my jawline and a little on my cheeks. Nothing too severe, but it's annoying. I only have a few active pimples right now, which are located on my jawline, and one little cyst on my chin. (Which THANK THE LORD is going away with just BP cream.)   I still have a good amount of acne scars on my face. Mainly on my right cheek. There is this massive scar that was two angry zits together, and now it's just a glob of ugly, weird, purple/red scar that takes a while to conceal.     Anyway, I was wondering if the Clarisonic was worth the money? Will it help my hormonal breakouts get under control when I have them, and also my just regular breakouts? Will it help my scars possibly fade faster?   Another quick question to add to this: What's a good acne scar cream for my face that is under $50?   Thanks!! xoxoxoxoxoxoox    
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TexMex77
TexMex77 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have been using my Clarisonic for 2 years now and I absolutely love it.  I too suffer from hormonal breakouts and while the Clarisonic hasn't all together gotten rid o... see post
pearlgirl7
Q. Can anyone provide some advice on skin care routine for acne prone skin?
Hi all! I was wondering if any of you might be willing to give me some advice on my skin care routine because I have been looking over some of the posts on here and so many of you seem so kind and knowledgeable.   I am 27 years old, my esthetician says my skin is “slightly oily,” and I have been dealing with acne for the past 2 years. I get cystic acne on my chin and lower cheeks and sometimes the occasional small bump elsewhere. I have some blackheads on my nose, middle of my cheeks, and chin. My skin is quite fair so I have red post-acne marks left behind for many months once the acne is gone. I have eliminated most of my acne with the products I am using now and by having a salicylic acid peel at the dermatologist’s office every two weeks for the past couple of months. I don’t really like the products she offers because they have parabens. I used to use much more natural products; now I will use pretty much anything, but I really would like to still avoid parabens if possible.   I currently use: NeoStrata Antibacterial Facial Cleanser 2x daily (I use my Clarisonic Plus at night) Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion on any active spots at night Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation at night Juice Beauty SPF 30 moisturizer during the day Origins Charcoal Mask about once a week Salicylic acid peel at derm’s office every two weeks Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay concealer, Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder, and Korres blush a few days a week.   Even though things have been looking better, I feel like there has got to be another product or two that could rid my face of the rest of my active acne and post-acne red marks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Luxeface86
BEAUTY PRO Luxeface86 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. One thing that will help immensely with the pigmentation leftover from previous acne marks is something with a high amount of Vitamin C. I recommend Tarte's Maracuja Oil... see post
kmoliver15
Q. What is the best acne treatment for sensitive skin?
I am looking for an effective acne treatment for sensitive skin. My skin type is combination and the acne is just small under-the-skin bumps. Although my acne isn't too severe, I am looking for a a product to provide treatment and prevent future breakouts. I have already tried Dr. Brandt Blemishes No More and Dr. Brandt Pores No More, but they haven't met my expectations. Thanks! 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Kmoliver15, Philosophy and Clinique are both brands suitable for sensitive skin, and they both have acne kits that include small sizes of their acne products so you c... see post
LadyBry13
Q. Using cleansing brushes
If you use an electric cleansing brush, like the Clarisonic, daily, is that considered over-exfoliation? Are cleansing brushes for cleansing or exfoliation??
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carolang
HALL OF FAMER carolang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Generally what the common theme regarding Clarisonic on these boards is that its best to use 2-3x week. A lot of people like to use Murad clarifying cleanser if they are... see post
tprodell
Q. Was Murad's Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement recently reformulated?
I just picked up these vitamins about a month ago from an online order.  I was in my local Sephora the other day and noticed that the bottles in the store had stickers on them that said something along the lines of "NEW" or "Now Even Better", I can't remember exactly.   So....does anybody know what's up with this?
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tlhlassie
Q. Does Murad clarifying body spray bleach clothes?
I hate acne products that bleach my pillow. I want to try this body spray before attending some summer weddings where I'll want a totally clear back, but it's not worth messing up all of my clothes and sheets.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Tlhlassie,   Most acne treatments do have ingredients in them that might do that. Have you ever tried using a body wash? It works just as well:)   Murad Acne ... see post
alcmeow
Q. Stopped using Clarisonic....skin much clearer.....
I'm dying to know if anyone has had a similar experience!! I used my Clarisonic Mia faithfully for 6 months. It seemed my face would get worse, then clear up, get worse, clear up.....and so on. I stopped using it in mid-March due to a nasty sunburn I got while in Florida, here we are, it's almost May and I haven't touched it once....my skin hasn't looked this good in a loooong time and of course I'm thrilled, but did I waste time and money on the Clarisonic?? I don't doubt the brush itself, the company or any of their products but my mind is boggled anyway! Toward the end of my Florida vacation, the sunburn healed and my face seemed clearer...so I kinda tested the whole situation and stopped using the brush, trying to see if there was a correlation. I'd love to hear some input on this, the Clarisonic is collecting dust..... Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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clarks18
HALL OF FAMER clarks18 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think people read the great reviews and think it will cure all their skin issues.  Which is not the case.  Everyone's skin will react differently.  I have a Clarisonic... see post
kj9817
Q. Breaking out like crazy, I need HELP!
Wednesday I woke up with one red dot at the top of my forehead, right next to my hair line. Thursday there was a pimple and a scab. Friday it my entire forehead is breaking out, plus a few lower on my forehead, still near my hair line. I did not change any makeup, skin care or hair products. I went to sephora on Thursday, but only tried on a lip stick. I also went to lush and got a refill of the cleanser I use. Nothing new or different. I have very dry sensitive skin. I'm religious about cleansing and moisturizing. I have a very solid skin regime I occasionally will get a pimple. But one, maybe two at the same time is the most. Nothing like this! I can't understand it. I can't get in to see my dermatologist until the end of the month. I need help! What can I do!?                                                                                                                      
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krunce
BEAUTY GURU krunce / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. Hmm that's really strange. It really looks a lot more like it's a reaction to something changing around your hair line and it might be something really basic, like a hat... see post
Kitkat1022
Q. Dark Spots Left Over
  I have finally gotten rid of my acne with this amazing product but I still have a few dark spots left over. Anyone know a great dark spot remover or fader?? Thx if you can help!!!
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ashsha248
BEAUTY MAVEN ashsha248 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Ole Heriksen's Invigorating Night Gel and Sheer Transformation is a wonderful product that gets rid of dark spots.  I've used it personally and it helped me a lot.  I do... see post