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What Is a good deep cleansing mask/products?
I have normal skin and some acne on my chin and forehead I am trying to clear up. I wear a lot of makeup almost everyday and because of it my skin occasionally feels like its gross and clogged up from all the products. Is there anything that will help my skin to feel more clean and refreshed and get rid of all the gunk in my skin?
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Origin's charcoal mask is definitely the best product you can buy and it's not nearly as expensive as Boscia or GlamGlow (I've tried all of them). Although it sounds li... see post
What are the best sunscreens for sensitive skin?
I have very sensitive skin that tends to react to every sunscreen I try. Can anyone recommend any?
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BEAUTY MAVEN jquiii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Miracle 10 SPF 30   This is a medical grade skin care line that I've been using for over 2 years and it has completely changed my skin, for the better of course :P   ... see post
Eye Cream For Thinning Eyes
I have used hydrocortisone cream for years on my eyes to treat eczema, since I was a little kid. Now that Im getting older I have realized the side effects of hydrocortisone used for a prolonged time and want to prevent thinning and repair my skin.  I am basically looking for a hydrating eye cream that will assist with this if it even exists lol, not sure if thats asking too much but I have no idea where do even begin there are so many eye creams! Thanks 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sydneyd2612,   I went ahead and moved your post for you! You can now view it under Skincare/Other Skin Concerns.   As @krunce mentioned, a product with vitam... see post
How do you treat uneven skintone?
jo098 / FRESH FACE / replied
Will it be good for person after facelift treatment?  see post
THANK YOU SEPHORA AND OLE HENRIKSEN!! <3
So today I got my package from Sephora and Ole Henriksen. I received the Power Bright 3-step skin brightening system. There are 6 treatments in the box. It has a 25% Vitamin C concentrate. I haven't tried something like this and am excited to!! Thanks for the genorous gift. =)   As per Sephora-    Solutions for: - Dullness - Uneven skintone - Fine lines and wrinkles   This set contains: - 6 x 0.14 oz Facial Mask - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Mask Concentrate - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Cleanser - 2 x Complexion sponges   $66 CAD/$55 USD   I will update on how it works out for me!    
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used this for the second time around and made a video for anyone that cares to see it. I know @Anewxa told me she would like to see a video on it and I have a new YT ... 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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BEAUTY BRAINIAC sephora17 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
  I don't always agree on her views on skin care products, mainly because -- as much as she may know what she's talking about from years of analyzing ingredients and pu... see post
SPF setting spray?
So, I know we should all be wearing SPF everyday, even when we are out in the sun minimally. It has anti aging benefits, etc and even being in the car the sun can still do damage. So my question is do setting sprays with SPF, like the Coola Spray that has SPF 30  http://www.sephora.com/makeup-setting-spray-spf30- P396623?keyword=COOLA%20Makeup%20Setting%20Spray%2 ... or the one from Super Goop  http://www.sephora.com/defense-refresh-setting-mis t-spf-50-P396249?keyword=SUPERGOOP!%20Defense%20Re ... . Are these really good replacements for when one can't wear sunscreen? Just a regular day when I'm wearing makeup and not going to the beach or something similar? I know foundations with SPF aren't enough, but how about these setting sprays? Anyone have other recommendations? I'd also like to note that I have dry, sensitive skin. 
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BEAUTY GURU mella900 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I use mineral sunscreens that I can brush before I go out side whether I'm wearing make up or not (colorescience). It's working so far, since my arms are really tan but ... see post
My makeup and skin looks so gross after 6-8 hours! Help!
Ok, so let me try to explain thoroughly so that people can provide accurate help!  I currently have a lovely skincare regime including products from Peter Thomas Roth and Algenist, however my cleanser(s) are Tatcha and mask(s) are Glamglow.  I also wear a primer before my foundation (Cane+Austin) and am currently using UD's naked skin foundation.  I drink enough water each day, and I do not over exfoliate (I do it maybe 2-3 times a week).  I have normal skin (well, or so I thought) with slight oil in the t zone during the summer, and fully normal in the winter (however I have dry cheeks in the winter).  I have noticed that my chin has tiny under-skin bumps as well, like they are ALWAYS there, and sometimes they turn into zits.  Not sure if that's relevant or not.  I also have been using UD's setting spray as well, and oh yes Laura Merciers setting powder.   If anyone has ANY suggestions of what I can do, please help! The photo below shows my issues, and it only seems to happen on my chin, around my nose and also around the top of my forehead.  
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BEAUTY BUFF Neubi / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I had the small bumps on my chin for years and tried everything- changing my diet and products.  I fianlly threw in the towel and went to the dermatologist.  I was given... see post
HELP ME PLEASE- ANYBODY
what is on my face? what can i do? I will literally buy anything. 
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SPECIAL GUEST nancyishere / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Sorry I posted twice you guys but you have have been really helpful and I appreciate all your responses <3  see post
Skin Care Routine - Multiple Issues
Hi, gals! I've recently began trying this whole self-improvement thing. Exercising, losing weight, and I'd like to get back into the swing of things with a good skin care and makeup routine. I have way more issues now that I'm nearly 40 than I did when I was in my early 20's and could basically wash and go.   Here are a list of my problems I'm facing. Many of the were brought abut post-chemo, and I'm guessing hormones since I was thrown into menopause.    1 - I have mild rosacea. It stays fairly controlled with Mary Kay Clear Proof. I do still have some redness and bumps. My only concern with this is how dry my face is after using this. I'm ok with redness if someone can recommend a good makeup that will cover it.    2 - I have really large pores on my nose. Makeup looks terrible in that area, and it rubs off easily.    3 - By noon, it looks like I have no makeup on at all.    4 - My skin doesn't feel smooth and soft, so my makeup doesn't look smooth and soft. I am currently using a Mary Kay foundation or CC cream, along with their mineral powder. I have also tried other foundation types and one other brand, and it still does not look great on my face. The powder, maybe, looks too heavy, redness still peeks through, and you can tell I'm caked up with makeup.   5 - Here it is - the dreaded question - facial hair. I had some mild problems before, but now that I've hit menopause, it is really bad. I am not a candidate for hormones, so I just really need something to help keep this away. The creams make it grow back worse than before. What are you using that's tried and true?    Keeping all of these things in mind, what do you love using?    I need things to treat/cover the following:  - redness/acne -large pores -dry skin -cakey makeup -lasting wear -facial hair   Thank you! Spoiler (Highlight to read)        
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BEAUTY MAVEN rae1993 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi!    I only have recommendations for a few things on your list! Some of your problems can cause others! (Dryness causes large pores, and your make-up to look cakey; ... see post
blackheads
I want something that is good for black heads but I don't like any of the scrub-and-wipe kind of products, because I feel like it doesn't do anything for me. I would really like to find something that you would apply and wait for it to dry so that you can peel it afterwards.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC DAnne / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
i would recommend going to a spa and having a facial.  You need extractions done.  Blackheads don't just disappear.  You need to remove them.  After the facial make sure... see post
Night Shift skin routine
I work 3rd shift, and I'm not sure what to do with my skin care routine. On one hand you hear that your skin regenerates when sleeping, on the other you hear your skin repairs itself between 11PM and 2 AM the most.   So should I do my night time routine at night, before work. Or in the morning before trying to sleep? I use retinol products, anti-aging products etc. It's so annoying to try and figure out what my new skin care schedule should be.
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BEAUTY GURU snoflakefaerie / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I work at night and usually go to be between 4 and 6 am. I do my routine the same as anyone else would, where I put my retinol on before I go to bed, I just make sure my... see post
In need of a night cream......
I need a good night time cream...any suggestions...something that pumps your skin and makes it nice and silky....any recommendations?
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BEAUTY GURU JoannaMC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
My new favorite night cream is Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream - I used a deluxe sample and fell in love! It felt so hydrating but yet absorbed well and didn't clog... see post
Blackheads on nose and chin
I've been struggling with large, deep, noticeable blackheads for over four years now and I'm just ready to get rid of them. My skin is normally combination but it tends to get more oily in the summer. I've tried lots of products from the drugstore such as the blackhead scrub from Clean and Clear, Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Mask and Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Sheet Mask. I've also tried products from Lush such as Coal Face Cleanser, Dark Angles Cleanser, Mask of Magnaminty, Cupcake Mask and Don't Look At Me Mask. I've even used pore strips from Boscia and the Target Brand. Any product suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Most likely not blackheads then. Sebaceous filments don't go away, it's just natural oil blockage that can only be temporarily treated. You can Google the differences. A... see post
Serum and More
Hey Beauties ! I would like some advice on to how fade away dark sports with serum or whatever else! My skin is dry and sensitive. Thank you !!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may like Lumene vitiman c essence, it's like a serum but before serum and/or moisturizer. Vit c will help fade marks and the rest is hydrating, I don't have dry skin... see post
Skincare for dull skin
Lately I have noticed that my skin is dull. Any advice on how to revive my skin? Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's your current routine like?  For me I find it's a combination of regular exfoliating with a chemical exfoliant and then using serums and oils to help keep skin hyd... see post
Skincare for mature skin with rosacea
My mother has had red and inflamed skin for a while. She has asked me recently what to do about it but i am not familiar in this area. I was thinking a cooling mask/cream or something of that kind but i am not sure. Any help?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Part of the inflammation is probably due to lack of sticking with using products for a good amount of time. Nothing is going to give lasting results in one use, unfortun... see post
Looking for something to make my pores smaller....any suggestions?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi giannadante2,   Do you prefer to address the appearance of your pores through skincare, or makeup? Personally I like to approach these types of common skin issues... see post
Face shaving for women?
I've recently seen a few articles about shaving the peach fuzz off of your cheeks and upper lip and so on, to help you have a more even complexion and to allow your makeup to apply better.  I don't believe in the whole "it'll grow back darker and thicker" thing, and I know that Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor did the shaving thing, and that dermaplaning has become popular.   Has anyone tried this or know anyone that has? I have fine peach fuzz over my cheeks, and sometimes it's annoying when I'm trying to go for the flawless makeup look, and I don't think I could handle waxing or threading my cheeks, but if razoring works, then I'm willing to give it a shot.    I also read online that it helps to remove a layer of dead skin, like exfoliating, and can give you a more even complexion.   
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BEAUTY RESIDENT JSho17 / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I know I'm late on this one (also new here), but I tried shaving my face a few months ago, using those little facial razors.  I had A LOT of peach fuzz that was starting... see post
What's the best foaming face wash? I love the squeaky clean feeling!
HALL OF FAMER makeupmad / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second the African Red Tea Cleanser! see post
Super sad and curious
So I LOVE the Sephora Collection lip masks, especially the Shea! When I went to pick some more up in store the other day they were all out and said they had been for a while. I checked the site to find out that even online all there is are the Rose ones. I'm just curious if the Shea lip masks were discontinued completely? I clicked to be emailed when the item is back in stock, but I just wanted to know if I would be wasting my time waiting for an email when I should instead be looking for a new product? Thanks in advance!
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Uneven skin tone, broken capillaries, old acne scars, red spots, fair skin, please help!
Hello all. I used to have mild acne and now I experience the occasional pimple, but I never notice my skin getting better because I always seem to be waiting on old red spots (and new ones) to disappear. My natural face shows old acne scars, pesky red spots, an uneven complexion and a few broken capillaries around my nose. I imagine it can be attributed to the history I had with mild acne, being fair skinned and sun exposure. I need a good product that can bring an all over and more healthy even looking skin and tone so I can stop covering up so much with make up.    Help!
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SPECIAL GUEST Biancat3 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) free sunless tanner
I am a sunless tanner and have been for years but, I recently within the last year have developed a severe allergy to Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). I was a big St. Tropez fan but, cannot use it anymore without developing a horrible itchy/bumpy rash. I have even tried other brands thinking maybe it was just the St Tropez but, I've gotten the reaction with everything that I've tried. Does anyone know of a good Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) free sunless tanner? Help! I'm pale and desperate for a little sun(less!)tan!
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BEAUTY BOSS Corrina777 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hand Chemistry has one. It's called Glow Oil. It takes several applications to really build up color, but it's nice to be able to use something (I'm also allergic to DHA... see post
Has anyone tried SR Good Genes with the Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, Redness Therapy?
I have started using Sunday Riley Good Genes in the mornings, but I would also like to try Murad's Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, Redness Therapy for the redness on my cheeks.  I'm wondering if I can use the Good Genes then follow up with the Murad Serum as my moisturizer?  My skin is pretty normal I do get oily in my t-zone throughout the day. 
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Need emergency help
I overdid a chemical peel and now my skin is raw in one area. I need it to be as heeled as possible by tomorrow for a social event. The walk in clinic only gave me 1% cortisone cream. What can I use to heal this and what makeup will cover it?
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with the aloe.  Use 100% pure aloe gel @angsellis. You should find that in stores that sell green/organic/natural products. I also agree to see a derm and would... see post
Blackheads/Sebaceous Filaments on Nose
I have had a problem with the blackheads on my nose for about 15 years. I have otherwise near-perfect skin which is slightly dehydrated, but have never suffered from acne or oiliness. The pore problem is isolated to just my nose, which is also rather large. What I am currently doing to get rid of them is using a pore strip after a steamy shower, then gently exfoliating my face and following up with a charcoal mud mask. This gets rid of them... BUT! I have to repeat the process within 3 days, and I am so tired of doing this. I have done so much research about the topic, and I know someone is bound to respond to this with "Don't use pore strips. They stretch out your pores and make them worse. If you stop using them, the blackheads will go away," but the blackheads are literally so bad that I cannot not be seen in public without clearing them first. The blackheads are 3-D, and stick out of my skin so I can literally feel them when I run my finger along my nose. (Did I mention I have a big nose? The blackheads are very noticeable!) Also, I have tried abstaining from using pore strips for a long time while being diligent with my normal skincare routine, and the blackheads did not just "go away." Below is a list of other products which I have tried to remedy the problem with:   Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask Tony Moly Blackhead Out Oil Gel Clarisonic Cleansing System the entire line of Dr. Brandt "Pores no More"   I'm sure I am forgetting even more products which I have used, but NONE of these has helped my nose pores, and I am really open to any suggestions at this point. Has anyone with this problem found a method to fix it? What should I be doing differently? Any advice will help. Thank you so much!
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BEAUTY MAVEN jenn90xo / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would recommend an all natural scrub that mechanically exfoliates (not those chemical exfoliators or ones with those synthetic beads!!) Lush has a great line, but are... see post
Best Self Tanner - Deep Color, Long Lasting, Non Streaky, Dries Quick, Less Transfer
Evaluating self tanners and I'd love advice from all of you!  There were some older threads that touched on self tanners, but I'm hoping to get some updates now that some new products are out.   I'm looking for:   - Deepest color (not orange of course, not toooo olive either - I'm looking at you Xen Tan); I'd like to be very tan looking (I am med to fair normally) - Last lasting as possible (Vita Liberata is great exaggerating with 2-3 weeks, but ya know) - Non streaky/not prone to splotichess as it fades (no chunking off) - Quick Drying as I hate being wet and sticky in the summer heat, and because I don't want it transferring to everything - No strong perfume scent (coconut OK, DHA smell is even OK) but no floral because gives me huge headache - I prefer mouse/foam, dry oil, even lotion over wipes at this point   Also - so has anyone used Tanceuticals darkest formula?  I read good reviews online but I'm worried they might be paid...   Here's what I've tried recently:   1. Vita Liberata Mouse - I like this, it meets most of my requirements, I just didn't fall in love -- this is my back up.  Some transfer of course.  I would get the deepest shade next time.  Does NOT last 2+ weeks as they claim.  Rosy bronze color with olive undertones.   2. Xen Tan - lotion, not horrible but a little too orange and olive mixed somehow, on my skin - just doesn't look quite natural.  Because this is a heavier lotion, it stays wet and tacky on my skin too long .  I have to use a lot to get good coverage. Just OK.   3. Vita Liberata Dry Oil - I like this, I am trialing it today for the first time.  My bottle is older but had never been opened, finally got around to trying it.  Application is a huge pain however, it comes out in TINY drops from the bottle, it's super thin liquidy and dribbles everywhere.  It does dry somewhat quicker.  The color seems rosy bronze.  I like the idea that it has shimmer although I can't actually see it on my body.   4. Tan Towels - nope. Streaky, orange, dried my skin out, barely tanned me, faded immediately, nope nope nope.   Love to hear your favs and least favs!   Thanks all...  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do all of this except I don't think I've applied it twice in the same day!     I will probably give it another shot, I do like it, I just didn't completely fall head... see post
Allergic Reaction?
This really sucks. I have somewhat sensitive skin but I've never had a reaction that looks like this and I fear that it will only get worse. It started yesterday in a couple of places and it didn't look bad. Today it got worse.   I'm including a couple photos because I don't know how to best describe it other than "it looks like a bunch of tiny red dots that look like micro pimples".     Below the photos I've included all new products used this week along with all the products I use regularly.   Pictures taken after cleansing and toner.       I've only used a few new things in the past week. Do I need to go farther back? And yes I know I should have spot tested and not introduced so many new things at once but it's done. Deluxe: FAB Face Cleanser (used on Thurs & Fri) Deluxe: Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum (used nightly, I had used a jar sample before and no reaction) Foils: The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter For Face (2X, used Weds & Thurs) Foils: Biotherm Aquasource Everplump (used Fri night, I have used other Biotherm night cream foils and no reaction)   I'm going to go through my whole routine I guess... Every night: The Face Shop Calming Seed Cleanser (if not using other cleansers) The Face Shop Calming Seed Toner Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum A sheet mask The Body Shop Vit E Eye Cream, but I ran out so more recently it's been The Face Shop The Therapy Secret Made Anti Aging Eye Cream The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion and a cream but I ran out of my usual The Face Shop Calming Seed Cream   Additional products not used nightly: Weds: Laneige Mulberry Yogurt Repairing Mask The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter for Face   Thurs: Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel Murad T Zone Pore Refining Gel The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter for Face   Fri: Glamglow Flashmud Origins Active Charcoal Mask Biotherm Aquasource Everplump Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@studz Yay! So good to hear. Yeah, finding an eye cream without caffeine is hard, especially since many don't come right out and call it caffeine. More often a botanical... see post