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Dry Skin Patches: Seborrheic Dermatitis
I have oily skin and reoccurring seborrheic dermatitis which comes back about once a year. Very flaky dry patches around my mouth and nose will appear that don't disappear from regular exfoliation and have to be treated topically. They remain dry no matter what skincare item I layer on it (including oils and Vaseline).   I have no idea what triggers it but so far, it seems to be products with Sulfates (especially cleansers). I find that if I use a sulfate-free cleanser it tends to stay away, but I don't know if it's actually true or just all in my head. When it does act up, I use Psoriasin for a week and it vanishes but it still sucks that it happens out of nowhere.   Does anyone else face this issue, and if so, have you find a better way to keep it away? I haven't seen a dermatologist yet because when it does come up, I never have time. So I'm looking to the community to share any tips thanks
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Tough skin
I have really tough skin. I'm 38 with aging mostly oily skin with some small dry patches, some acne and wrinkles/fine lines. I've tried lots of treatments with little to no results (Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel,  Clinique Acne + Line Correcting Serum, Ole Henriksen's Invigorating Night Gel, retinol serums, etc.). I've used these treatments for at least 3+ months each and mostly nothing. I've used a lot of different moisturizers too. Right now my night routine is: Cleanse - usually Boscia's Thermal Black Cleanser or MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil if I'm wearing makeup Tone - Pixi Glow Tonic Serums - PTR's AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel (just started this) with Sunday Riley's Good Genes on top Moisturizer - Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched with a drop of Lipidol Overnight Face Oil Eye Cream - whatever sample I have, right now Lancôme Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream My day routine is: Cleanse - Boscia's Thermal Black Cleanser Tone - Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner Serums - Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum, PTR's AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel (new) and Hylamide SubQ Anti-Aging Advanced Serum Moisturizer - Murad's Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ or Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 I wait until each treatment is dry before putting the next one on. My skin is being maintained but I'm looking for something with some real results. I'm not asking for a miracle but it would be nice to find something that actually improves my skin. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sounds like you are using great products, but what results are you looking for? Sounds like you want something for combination skin that addresses antiaging and acne. Th... see post
How do I prevent milia?
I often get milia on my face. Milia is little white bumps that consist of dead skin cells trapped on the face. To clear the face of ones that already exsist, I go to my dermotologist and have her pierce the surface and extract the dead cells. However, I would much rather find a way to prevent the milia from developing in the first! Has anyone found a solution to this problem?   As a side note I would also like suggestions on how to prevent blackheads...they are so annoying!   Thanks in advance!
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glork / FRESH FACE / replied
Old school method here...BufPuf.  You control the pressure, frequency and target the areas that need results.  Try using it regularly on a test patch to keep the surface... see post
Skincare help!
I'm looking for a recommendation for my skincare. I have oily skin and used to struggle with bad acne. My acne is not as bad anymore, however, I still get the occasional breakouts on my cheeks. My main concern is my acne scars and dark spots that remain from the years of acne when I was a teenager. I'm looking for some recommendations for a skincare routine that would help brighten my skin and help the overall look / texture as well. Open to serums, oils, moisturizers, or anything that you have used in combination that you saw great results with! I've looked into a couple of products such as the sunday riley good genes + the luma sleeping oil, the ole henriksen truth serum, or the vinoperfect claudalie serum. Looking for suggestions! Thanks !!! :
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BEAUTY BUFF Melanna / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
It is an active sun season so don't use strong acids (Good Genes) until late Sept-October, For brightness check out Viitamin C stuff. I saw the difference in brightness... see post
Can someone suggest an under eye cream that they've tried and specifically targeted dark circles and have seen a difference
SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LAEtIxx,    I agree with eleonorarosa :) The Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream is one of my favorites too!   Bisous,    Sian see post
Products for Redness
I have redness from blemishes and acne scarring on my cheeks and chin area. I'm looking for products to help to lessen the redness.   I'm also looking an everyday, lightweight product to cover for summer months; such as a BB or CC cream.   I'm a full-time student, so keeping it within a reasonable budget is a priority, but I will pay a decent amount for the right product!   Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO jredknapp / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have rosacea and Dr Brandt Save Our Skin cream has kept it at bay. For BB or CC cream, the Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream and the IT Cosmetics CC cream is in my regula... see post
Perioral Dermatitis
Can anyone recommend products that help or at least do not irritate perioral dermatitis?  I heard REN Everclear helped but it has coconut and I have an allergy.  Anything else?
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BEAUTY WHIZ xxsour / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
oh! also, i guess I'll include what products don't irritate my perioral dermatitis. my list is small   -Purpose facial cleanser (from target! cheap. my HG cleanser) -... see post
Demodex face mites
Does anyone have any info on this? Is it really a cause for rosacea? What are the treatments for demodex?  
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BEAUTY MAVEN princessla / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
There is a product called Cliradec that is a teatree wipe or foam it's what most ophthalmologist and optometrists use for demodex in the eyes but it can be used on the f... see post
Sensitive/Dry Skin
What is the best moisturizer/skin care routine for sensitive, combination skin?  My face randomly breaks out in hives and gets red, dry patches and previous products I have used have made this worse.  Other parts of my face like my nose get extremely oily though so I'm not sure what products to use.  Please help!!
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
@jesssl If you are getting hives, etc., then you make want to consult with a dermatologist.  That said, if you are looking for a good moisturizer for sensitive skin then... see post
Skincare for a preteen with sensitive skin/eczema?
The time has come for me to upgrade my son's skin care routine to something that acknowledges the onset of puberty along with his sensitive skin and eczema. I was thinking about First Aid Beauty but was wondering if anyone had other ideas? 
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BEAUTY PRO misst / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Youre welcome!  I unfortunately know how hard it is living with eczema, especially while growing up and going to Jr. High and High school.  see post
Hot Yoga Skin care
I am having trouble developing a skin care routine to go with my newly found active lifestyle. I've never had much of a routine besides buying whatever is on sale at the pharmacy (ugh I know) but now that I'm getting older and can finally afford things I was hoping to get some tips and tricks from much more knowledgeable people than me   I typically exercise twice a day, 5-ish days a week. I run + lift in the morning and do hot yoga in the evenings. I'm a fan of sweating a lot (by a lot I mean occasionally getting prune fingers) but I am not as much of a fan of my post-workout face... in the mornings it is usually red and bumpy and it is difficult to put on make up for work (which I only do like 3 times a week) and after hot yoga it is even more red, dry and I'm self conscious of putting cream or anything on it cause my pores are super super open.   Thank you for advice everyone. I really really appreciate it!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I looked at your responses below. It sounds like you have combination skin, a bit on the oily side. A few things:   1. Water is cleansing/drying. As it evaporates, it ... see post
Sun Safety Kit 2017
Does anyone know if there's going to be a new Sephora Favorites sun safety kit for this year? The one currently available is the one from last year and people were complaining that items were expired. I would love to snag a new one! Also I wasn't sure where to post this.
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HALL OF FAMER AMK721 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This was last years. see post
Help, I have heat rash
Hi,   I recently moved and am suffering from heat rash on my face and shoulders. Can anyone recommend some solutions? Right now, I try to avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest times of the day. Also, I wash my face and allow it to air dry.    It's really giving me a hard time. Please help!
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BEAUTY BOSS lookupandsmile / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I also use it on my face when needed. Use a very small amount on your face, but as much as u need elsewhere (after u put cortisone cream on ). Makeup goes on great if u ... see post
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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BritQiangYu / FRESH FACE / replied
I read The article that you provided. The author of the article name is Robert Tisserand who owns a brand Call Tisserand, which is a Essential oil business brand. His ar... see post
Overnight masks for replenishing oily-dehydrated skin???
I would consider myself to have oily skin, but at the same time it feels SO dry and tight - with or without makeup! I think my skin is trying to compensate the lack of moisture with producing more oil? (Even though I drink plenty fluids throughout the day...). So, I thought maybe investing in an overnight mask in place of my night cream. I don't know if using an overnight mask every night will clog my pores, but I am out of ideas!!! Any advice/product recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thanks  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @tongxiaowei,   I have oily skin and I love to use onvernight masks!    One of my favorites is the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu C x 30™ Vitamin C Brightening S... see post
Allergic reaction to Tata's resurfacing mask
I got a sample of the Tata's Resurfacing Mask in my play box this month. Used it and had an allergic reaction of hives all over my face (that are still here hours later and progressively got worse.) I do not have sensitive skin. I have never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life. My skin is fairly well balanced. Has anyone else had this problem? 
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BEAUTY PRO Christin13 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have pretty sensitive skin and have had no problems. Different people have different reactions. You should read the ingredients and try to figure out what caused the i... see post
Facial Sunscreen Causing Eye Irritation
Recently I've been having an issue where my eyes will suddenly start burning and watering ferociously. (Seriously.  I look like I'm bawling.) Over the last couple of weeks I think  I've made the connection between the burning/watering and using facial sunscreen.   It started at my daughter's track meet after I applied my gold standard Neutrogena sunscreen.  I initially assumed I had applied it too close to my eyes because I used this product often over previous summers.  But then it happened again a few days later when I used Coola's Setting Spray.  Then again when I tried Murad Invisiblur.  If I go without sunscreen it doesn't happen.     But, what doesn't make sense is that the irritation doesn't just happen shortly after application either.  I can be at Target 8 hours later and the burning and watering will start as I'm walking through the parking lot.  (Thank heaven it was in the parking lot.  Anyone who saw me probably just thought I spent too much lol!)   Thoughts?  Suggestion?  I'm very fair and can't go without sunscreen over the summer!
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Neutrogena is sweat/water resistant but the other products are not.  I have dry skin and wasn't working out/breaking a sweat in any of the instances where the burnin... see post
OILY-COMBINATION SKIN PRODUCT RECCOMENDATIONS PLEASE%3F%21
Hey everyone!    So I'm in desperate need for some holy grail product recommendations of ALL kinds! Face washes, serums, moisturizers, masks, toners, ANYTHING YOU GOT! Plot twist: They need to be for oily/combination skin!   Thanks! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @makeitnastia,   I have been loving the Lancome Tonique Pure Focus. This toner mattifies yet provides hydration to the skin. It reduces the amount of oil I produc... see post
Antiaging and Oily Skin Issues... Skin care for a 26 years old
Hello, I'm 26 years old, I have a kinda mix skin, a little more oily in the T zone... I recently heard that at this age, the skin little by little stops producing collagen, so I wanted to prevent eye's wrinkles..and also face's...but my skin its very delicate too, some creams or lotions kind of burn me or produce me acne...so I really don't know what can I use...(I'm also sometimes following my derma doctor treatment for some pimples and that, he forbid me to consume vitamin B or complex B ) I hope you can help me to the wrinkle and oilyskin issue.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @LucyJrz18,   I think you'd like the Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Eye Cream. This is a preventative cream that helps protect against signs of agin... see post
Clarisonic Mia 2 or Foreo Luna?
I really want to get one of these to add to my daily routine. I just don't know which one to get. The Foreo Luna is obviously more money up front, but you have to buy replacement heads for the Clarisonic. So in the end the Clarisonic will cost more. Honestly with price aside which one do you ladies like more?
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theappleogist / FRESH FACE / replied
After getting a new spare Clarisonic Mia 2 (just in case my current one dies on me), I almost had a case of buyer's remorse after I chanced upon the Foreo Luna. Thankful... see post
Dermatitis, Skin Reactions to Products, Skin Allergies - Post concerns, problems, potential solutions here
I thought I'd start a thread for people to post issues they're having with their skin that relate to dermatitis, reactions to certain products, skin allergies, and similar issues. I think having a central thread may help for sharing ideas and learning from each other.   I have super sensitive skin myself but have been on BT long enough to see that practically everyone has had a skin reaction to some product or another and sometimes sharing with others really helps narrow down the cause and solution. This thread isn't meant to be a place to post about the more common skin issues such as minor acne, wrinkles, etc. that we all experience, but rather a place to post about the more unusual ones relating to specific products/ingredients or longer term ones that are not related to age or hormones such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, and just the puzzling things that our skin does from time to time.   I'm not an skincare expert by any means and unless someone asserts that he or she is one, this thread is more of a place to share ideas and experiences rather than a place to seek definitive answers or treatment.    Other helpful threads: Bite Beauty allergic reactions: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Bite-Beauty-Allergic-Reactions/td-p/2413760
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Most helpful treatments for perioral dermatitis? see post
Face oil recommendations
I am looking for a balancing face oil.  I have tried Pangea Organics (when Sephora used to carry them) and loved it. I also have tried Josie Maran argan oil and I broke out (sad face). I am wondering what other face oils are out there that people are loving.
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Clinique Smart Oil.  For other recommendations, go to beautypedia.com see post
Big pores
So I need major help with my pores. I have tried skincare products, makeup products, and even different skin treatments (micro derm/ laser) and nothing will combat my pores. They are either clogged, expanded, and just look like holes. I really need help.
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I recommend reading Paula Begoun's Beauty Bible for help on pores.  The latest edition is a few years old, but the material still holds true.   To minimize the look of... see post
Big pores! I am
Hi, I am 20 years old and I don't wear makeup. However, I am starting to take care of my skin! I noticed that my pores - around my nose and my chin - have been really big and visible. I use pore strips every week but it doesn't seem to minimize my pores. Any cheap  & afforable product or ways to help minimize pores?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@GossipGirl425   Pores around the node and chin typically seem larger for many - you are not alone.  The best way to minimise the look of pores is to keep them clear a... see post
pore extraction
I use Origins charcoal mask, and I love it.  I can see that it's working because the stuff is sticking out of my pores after I wash it off.  My question is - how do I remove all those whiteheads that are trying to get out after using this awesome mask?  I don't want to just put product on top of it...any suggestions?  Thanks!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @danerin,    If you're talking about blackheads, you can use a pore strip to remove them! We have our Sephora Collection ones or the Boscia Black Strips.You can a... see post
Charlotte Tilbury dry sheet mask
Has anyone had a chance to try the dry sheet mask from Charlotte Tilbury. I'd love to know if it works! 
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HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just tried for the first time last night, I wasn't sure I noticed anything different, except today my skin looked really amazing!!!    A- I look like Jason! The mask... see post
Sunday Riley Bionic Cream Discontinued?
Does anyone know if Sunday Riley has discontinued its Bionic cream? It's no longer showing on Sephora website or at most other websites. This is the first anti-aging type cream with bells and whistles that I've been able to use without any reactions.   Can a mod pipe in and confirm?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for the updates @Alicehoopz and @twingrandma and @prti. I've not had time to keep up with the lawsuit and the company's plans about Bionic so appreciate your u... see post
What is the best concealer for purple colored under eyes
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
a peach colored corrector would offset the purple @brookevio11 see post
Klairs Vitamin C Serum Expiring?
Hey ladies, I've been using the Klairs C serum for the last three months, pretty religiously and it's been amazing. However, this morning I noticed a little yellow spot inside the pipette that disposes the serum. It's too large to enter or exit the pipette so I'm fairly certain that it's a fungal growth. I tried getting a picture but it's too small and the pipette glass is too reflective for a helpful image.   However, like I said, I've only had the serum and been using it for 3 months. The serum has a shelf life of 12 months from opening the bottle. Has this happened to anyone else? I purchased the serum from sokoglam in late November.    Also, what do you guys think? Is it contaminated? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Bananya sorry you didn't get an answer, did you find anything out?   I tried googling Klairs for their CS contact info.. how sketchy it is that they have 6 emails ... see post
Redness treatment
Don't have acne, but have some redness left from scarring.  Any suggestions on best skincare products to use to get rid of the redness? 
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HALL OF FAMER Ikon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@jadelovesephoraI find the Darphin Intral line to be quite good and effective. Just caution if you're very sensitive to scents. The line is all natural but some of the c... see post