My mother in law asked for moisturizer for "lost cause skin" (though she does not have lost cause skin...just a flair for the dramatic). She is 65 years old, has a normal skin type, and needs a daytime moisturizer. Any recommendations for a moisturizer that is under $60? I want to get her a good sized bottle/jar, so the 1.7 oz for $50 options are not what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance for any help!
I have been noticing dark spots the size of a pea (like sun spots) around the perimeters of my face near my ears. When I saw the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening serum as a 100point perk, I picked it up. I have been using it for a month, almost every night, following the directions, but I am not seeing the dark spots go away. I don't think they ar getting darker, per se, but that the skin around it is getting lighter making them appear darker (?). Here is my nightly face routine below, if maybe some of the products are interacting or someone has experience/expertise in this matter, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 1. Cleanse and toner (witch hazel) 2. Murad lightening serum (mainly around areas with spots not whole face) 3. Ole Henriksen invigorating night gel 4. Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum 4. DDF ultra-lite moisterizing dew or Cetaphil skin restoring moisturizer 5. Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray (sometimes) I hear good things about this product, I know I must be doing something wrong! Thanks!
I have had a dark circles for all my live( thin skin) . My face looks horrible , because area between my nose and eye is purple and covered with vessels. concealers and foundations doesn't help . is there some cream or everything else to hall me with my problem? Spoiler (Highlight to read)
So I just found a Soap & Glory Fab Pore face mask that I def bought over a year ago. Would this still be safe to use? I can't seem to find any information online about when face masks expire. How long would it take for you to toss a product like this? Thanks!
Hey ladies! I noticed that Korres Sleeping Facials were on your lists for the sale and there are quite a few of us who indulged in them over VIBTOPIA! What are your first impressions? I thought it'd be fun to share out and talk about how we feel about them. I tried both the Greek Yogurt Trio and the Korres Wild Rose 100pt perk and I'm trying to decide which I like better! They're both wonderful and super-hydrating and I love the invigorating tingle I get when I apply them. Thoughts?
I was prescribed Atralin to clear up hormonal, painful acne. I currently use the Korres Wild Rose sleeping facial as my night cream. Has anyone had any experiences with this product combined with a topical, Retin-A type medication? I'm unsure if the vitamin c will react poorly with the medicine. I have sensitive skin that is oily but dries out very easily from acne medications.
So some days I want very little makeup on. id like to give my face a break and let it breath. I notice some days my skin seems really pink on my cheeks and nose. I'm not sure if it's because I use my Mia 2 a little to much (those areas are sensitive) or because my face is tired of makeup hahaa. I use my Mia 1min =20sec 30sec in the morning and at night. so to the point. I want little make up so I want to skip on the foundation. However I have a little redness on my cheeks next to my nose and on my nose and around it. would a good skin tone light concealer be good for those areas and then a powder on top? whats your little makeup look? And days you skip Out on makeup? im trying to improve my skin and reduce redness. I've been drinking as much water as I can I tend to forget about hydration when I'm busy.
I'm 23 and want to start taking better care of my skin! I am obsessed with makeup but honestly I know very little about skin care. My skincare routine is pretty haphazard as it is. This week I bought a Boots kit from Target (came with a cleanser, exfoliator & serum). After only a few days I have been seeing improvement, but considering how little I was doing before, I'm sure anything would be better. I also have been using a Clinique Redness Solutions Moisturizer, and a Clinique eye cream. The moisturizer is ok but doesn't really do much for my redness, and the cream is fine but I think geared more toward wrinkles whereas I am looking for something for my heinous genetic dark circles. I have combo skin. It can get a little dry around my nose but can easily become oily if I use a moisturizer that is too thick. I get the occasional pimple but my main concern is evening out my skin tone. I am a super pale lady and have pink/red undertones. I was just wondering what products/lines everyone has had success with? Both Sephora & drugstore recommendations welcome. I also know there are a TON of skincare products out there, and which ones you think are a necessity? Thanks!!
I'd like to put my toner or treatment liquid into a spray bottle -- I love the ease of application and that I don't get it on my hands/fingers if I spray (I have eczema and my hands are really sensitive). I haven't found one I love that COMES in a bottle (though I have had some that do), so I 'd like to just put my favorites into a sprayer. I just ordered a Sephora atomizer to see if it might work. http://www.sephora.com/silver-universal-atomizer-P 303342?skuId=1377308 THe problem I've had in the past trying to use a travel spray bottle, or refill an old bottle is that many the pump seems to stop working immediately when I put in a new product. Maybe some products just don't work with a spray bottle even though they are just clear liquids, not oily, etc? What do you think? Any recommendations, any info on why this would or wouldn't work, or success stories!?
Hi there! Looking for some products for my 13 year old teenage daughter. She is having some breakouts around her nose, forehead and chin area. Certainly not acne, but enough to be bumming her out! She doesn't appear to have sensitive skin. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Alright my wonderful beauty geniuses, let's talk about the crazy things in our make up today. So today I was doing my research on sunscreen and I learned about all kind of things to watch out for in sunscreen. Most were because sunscreen soaks into your skin so you have weird chemicals soaking into your skin some getting in your bloodstream producing all kinds of bad effects. I assume the same goes for moisturizers, eye creams, and anything else your skin absorbs. (I will list the ones I found to avoid in sunscreen at the end.) However other things had to do with chemicals that sit on your skin and react with the sun and other things. Now this made me wonder about make up especially foundation because most contain sunscreens as well and everything else we put on our face with weird chemicals. Does anyone know any chemicals to avoid in make up that aren't already listed???????? these are the chemicals I found: 1. Oxybenzone This hormone disruptor penetrates the skin, enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body. They have been shown to cause cell damage that promotes cancer. 2. 4-MBC 4-MBC is a chemical that chemical enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body as well. It’s also been linked to cancer. Both 4-MBC and oxybenzone are such dangerous hormone disruptors that scientists are urging parents to refrain from using any product containing either on children but it’s found in most sunscreens, even those made especially for babies. 3. Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate) This widely used sunscreen ingredient disrupts thyroid hormone, affects brain signaling and lab tests show that is kills mouse cells when exposed to sunlight, even at low doses. 4. Avobenzone Also known as Parsol 1789 and butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane. It generates free radicals in the body and has also been cited as an endocrine disruptor. It is unstable and sunlight causes it to break down into unknown chemicals, especially when used with octinoxate. 5. Retinyl palmitate This is a form of vitamin A. It is an antioxidant that slows the aging process in skin which is fine for use in night creams. However, a study done by the FDA discovered a connection to cancer because it may accelerate growth in tumors and skin lesions when exposed to sunlight which makes it a dangerous ingredient for sunscreen. 6. Parabens You’ll also find parabens listed as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. They are found in most cosmetics as well as sunscreen. Like oxybenzone, parbens mimic the body’s natural hormones increasing the risk of various cancers. 7. Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester) This damages DNA, releases free radicals, mimics estrogen and causes allergies in some people. 8. Benzophenone This is one of the most commonly found ingredients in sunscreens. It is known to cause cancer in lab animals
For Christmas I wanted to get my mom a cream of some sort or something that isn't makeup for wrinkles, redness and scaring. she wants all that to minimize but doesn't know what to use and doesn't want to spend a lot of money. so, I though I would buy it for her! she also doesn't want something she can feel on her face and she doesn't like wearing makeup... I was wondering what are some good products and brands for her issues?
Hi beauties, its time for me to put together a new skincare regime for myself and I am pretty overwhelmed with all of the options. I'd appreciate any of your input!!! I have combination skin and always huge dark bags around my eyes... Thanks
I'm mixed Vietnamese, and 1/4 French, so I have strange skincare needs. anyway, I'm looking for advice on products, techniques...anything, in relation to my problem. ive got scars all on my forearms, upper arms, and a few on my legs.. I scar real easy,. Theres a bunch of different kinds; some are darker & circular sha[ed, some upraised & almoset pinkish. I've tried just about every brand of coverup I know of. Dermablend, Amazing Cosmetics, Makeup Foreer, Kat Von D., Sally Hansen Leg Spray,etc, Any feedback is welcome!
I read that under exfoliating causes milia, which I've been getting in the last year. But I am worried about over exfoliating. What is the harm in exfoliating too much? I use a Clarisonic with deep pore brush, but not every day. I also use a scrub once in awhile and masks. I have pretty resilient skin.
I've already looked up on google top derms in my area but when they all have alottt of openings the very first week it kind of worries my that they aren't really that great. It's a long shot but I was hoping to find some one in my area who has a really great derm that's fixed all of they're acne and any facial problems. I will travel anywhere from Houston to Galveston for a good derm. Thank you!
So I'd like to hear what others think -- I've read on blogs and elsewhere about people who "mix" their skincare/treatment products and then apply. i.e. mix serum and moisturizer in palm then apply to face. Most of the time this seems to be suggested for ease/simplicity/timesaving reasons. When I've tried it (for applying treatment products at night) I also like how smoothly my serums apply (and because I only need light moisture, this thins out my heavier moisturizers a bit which is great). My question or my point is -- do you think this is detrimental to the effects of some of my expensive serums and other products? (Just for example, I often use Algenist retinol Firming and Lifting Serum, Shiseido lightening serum, soothing light moisturizers , etc.). I would normally apply them lightest to heaviest, and let them absorb in between (or alternate days for treatment products). But it's so easy and nice to mix them and put them on at once, and I love the smooth application and coverage when they are in one blob ... Yay or nay and why? Anyone know about the chemistry of this?
Hi girls! I'm wondering what do you use for your creams that are in jars, instead of your fingers ? I used to use my hands to apply a face cream, but I've reading so much how there are too many germs and it's not recommended to put your fingers in any beauty product. Any suggestions?
I am looking for a product to give my skin a nice healthy glow. I don't like wearing foundation as it is too heavy. Does anyone have any suggestions on a product that would give my face a nice glow? Thanks!
i am 24 and i started noticing dullness and uneven skin tone plus i have combo skin. my skin is getting darker maybe its because of the weather but it never happened before. i was thinking to use philosophy time in a bottle but i am quite unsure to spend all that money on a product which is basically for anti-aging. i searched many places not to use anti aging creams before 25 or 26. is there any other brand which i can use?.
I have sensitive, slightly oily but dehydrated skin, that can flake easily with the wrong cleanser. I've noticed my face is tight but oily within a couple of hours of washing. Currently, I'm using Simple Cleansing Gel and CeraVe moisturizing lotion to moisturize. My makeup often tends to sit on my skin and/or slide around or break up on my face. Any recs (drugstore preferred please!)
I was in Sephora yesterday... and today (I know, I'm an addict) and was talking to some of the sales associates about how customers view skincare. Even on BT I have seen it and was wondering where you all fit in. I take a very analytical, scientific approach. I only care about ingredients and proper, safe packaging. I do not care what brand, color, or whatever factors lay in. Others go with what is most popular, some are strictly brand loyal, and some go in blind. I do not think there is a right or wrong way, I am just curious.
Paula's Choice is very ANTI eye cream. Saying that any good moisturizer you should be able to put around your eye area. Most eye creams I have used have always my be itchy. I am wondering your thoughts?
Due to 4 babies (and genetics) I have the beginnings of a varicose vein behind one knee and a smattering of spider veins around my ankles and knees. I'm too young to feel so self-conscious about my legs and am considering sclerotherapy. Have any of you had it done or know someone who has? Thanks in advance!
I got the Bosica mask medley and I'm using the Calming Blue mask for the first time and it kind of burns. A lot of reviewers raved about the "cool, minty feeling" and the "strong" tingly feeling so I'm wondering if the burning is supposed to be part of the mask experience. I've already used to the two other masks, and I didn't experience anything negative, so I'm wondering if the burning sensation is supposed to happen. Anyone have experience with this mask?