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meganlisa
Do I wash cleansing oil off or not?
I just got the Boscia cleansing oil and have been eyeing the Shiseido.  The directions don't say to wash it off.  Do I wash it off? It does feel a bit sticky... Any help is appreciated!
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sephoralovex
HALL OF FAMER sephoralovex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the Shiseido cleansing oil. Now I dont use makeup wipes anymore.. most of all why i love it is because it doesnt break me out and i have very sensitive/acne prone... see post
Lana21
Eye lids are sagging
My eye lids are getting a little saggy, is there anything that I can put on there to help with that?
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
 Hi Lana21,   Are your eyes are sagging because of the aging process? If so I advise you to try the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream. This innovative na... see post
huffaj
Facial product for windburn and acne prone skin
What is a good face product that will prevent and/or heal windburn, but also will not aggravate acne prone skin?  My 16 year old brother is outside in the cold windy air often, and his face gets burnt.  The moisturizers he has been using are burning his skin even more after the initial windburn.  He has acne prone skin, so he doesn't want to use a product that will cause breakouts.
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know this is going to sound weird, but if he's able to, maybe wear foundation? I've found that wearing foundation, on top of a really good SPF moisturizer, works reall... see post
AllyM12
Serum for Hyperpigmentation - Oily skin
I have recently been suffering with hyperpigmentation from acne scarring and picking my skin (it's terrible -- I know). The spots are not too bad as they are still pretty new, but I was looking to find a serum that would help with this as well as evening out my skin texture and brightening my complexion overall. I would like to use the serum both day and night, and under the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate in the evening. For reference, I am 22 and have oily skin and a light complexion.   Also, I've been mostly interested in the Dior Anti-Spot, Amore Pacific Luminous Effect Brightening Serum, and Shiseido White Lucent Serum. Does anyone recommend these?
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KarenSA
BEAUTY BUFF KarenSA / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use it in place of the toner! In my experience they're interchangeable in my regime see post
SaharaSkin
Boscia Moisture pack is discontinued, sensitive eczema skin, need substitute!
Hi,   I used to use Boscia Moisture Pack as a daily moisturizer for years and my senstive eczema skin looked flawless and calm. Now that it's discontinued, I have tried:   Dr.Perricone serum and moisturizer Chanel Hydra range  Givency Lumiere  serum, mask and moisturizer Dior sorbet for the driest skin Shesiedo  Clarins Hydraquence serum and mask many drugstore brands fresh philosophy clinique moisture surfe Boscia Tsubaki Overnight mask   and so far its been of absolutely no use. They burn, irritate, get sticky but my face is still pulling dry, clog pores and/or break me out. PLEASE HELP! I thought squalane was the answer to my problems but many of the above products apparently had it too. Panic mode  
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tracygirl64
HALL OF FAMER tracygirl64 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have very sensitive skin that is acne prone with eczema and what works really well for me is Josie Maran's 100% Pure Argan Oil. I use it as my moisturizer.  At night I... see post
Meg82
How do you choose a shape for brow waxing or threading?
I'm interested in starting to get my brows waxed or threaded but I have no idea what I'd say to them if I decided to get it done.  I'd mostly just like my brows to be cleaned up but I have no shape preference.   What do you ask for when you go?
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used to get mine done when I was younger. I paid a lot of attention to how the lady would shape them. I saw she would pluck from the bottom and the top to give it shap... see post
AMHWKI
Testing Samples and Reaction Time
Curious about a couple of things.... I know many of you have a large sample stash.  How do you go about testing your different items?  Do you separate your "tests" by a few days to isolate a reaction?  If you see a pimple show up later in the day do you continue to test another day or do you toss it?  I tend to have finicky skin so I hate overdoing new products but I'm so excited to try new things!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
28 days is close, so your 4 weeks number is better. The number is usually 35-40 to have full epidermis turnover from new to surface. An exfoliant would have the most imm... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Glossier Prod.'s?
I was wondering if anyone has tried out any of the Glossier items? I am curious a/b the GLOSSIER PRIMING MOISTURIZER?   It sounds like a dream, best of both worlds! You get a good moisturizer (that actually moisturizers) & then kinda like a "Blur" + Semi-Tint" to go along w/ it. They sell a tint too. Anywho it has Hyaluronic Acid in it and a butch of other goodies to combat redness, dryness, ruddiness, etc. I don't have a beauty book & can't remember where it is on the skin tip.   It's dermatologist tested & hypo ( and all that jazz). I was thinking about trying it, but since I just read about it ( and haven't heard anyone talk about it ), I am skeptical / afraid I suppose.   SO, what do you think / know about it? I just bought some of the Belli Anti Blemish (Lactic Acid) face wash from Ulta & some Mario B. Rose Spray & I am trying to check out a diff. Moisturizer (like maybe GLOSSIER) or maybe the E. Lauder EE Cream & was wanting some suggestions. I am gonna keep the new bottle of Clinique Tinted Moisturizer (old but goodie) but I am trying to amp up yet simplify (time wise) my skin care routine. I have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks in Advance    
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landofdreem
IT GIRL landofdreem / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I'm pretty curious about this these too but there haven't been enough reviews online for me to decide! I'm surprised there haven't been more bloggers doing reviews on th... see post
HoneyCan
Green or yellow for redness?
My dermatologist just told me I have Rosacea. I've always been fair-toned and sensitive. And now self-conscious. I've watched tutorials on how to cover it up, but it seems like a lot of make-up, and the whole green/yellow based debate is confusing. I have a few products in mind but I want an idea of my best options before I break the bank. Any suggestions?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I was using the BareMinerals redness remedy, it is yellow based and has some product in it to help rehydrate the delicate skin on my rosacea cheeks. I consider it an in-... see post
inmm
How do you store your Clarisonic to dry?
I have the Mia2, and unlike the Pro, it doesn't come with a dock. It also doesn't come with a suction cup holder like a lot of razors do. So after I use it, I lay it on its side to let it dry. That takes up precious countertop space and also runs the risk of it tipping over and things getting on the brush.   Is there a way around this? I looked at the 3M Command cups, but they are all either too small or too short in terms of height. Mounting a holder with screws isn't an option because that's forbidden in my lease agreement. I also thought about a cup on my countertop, but that would take up space too. Seriously, I need every inch I can get on my countertop.   Thank you!
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mollybb
BEAUTY BOSS mollybb / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I do this too! It really helps everything dry. see post
rdesigns
Anyone Try The 24k Donna Bella Products That Were On Hautelook?
I bought three different 24k Donna Bella products from Hautelook recently because I thought it was a much less expensive way to try the brand.       I tried one of the products the other night - the 24k Deep Facial Peeling.  It left an awful gum residue on my face that actually balled up and got stuck on every facial hair on my lower jaw/chin area.  I had to use alcohol to remove it.  I am wondering if Hautelook sold expired or bad product?  It is also a non-returnable final-sale item, and Hautelook is refusing to take it back.      Has anyone else tried this product?  If so, does it really do this, or did I get a bad product? I am now afraid to try the other products I bought because I have to wonder about their freshness/authenticity. Thanks!
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HottyToddy03
HottyToddy03 / RISING STAR / replied
Compare these products to OROGOLD!!!! I would bet good money that they are all three related.  LeFemme, Donna Bella and OROGOLD.  The packaging and products are identica... see post
khinch
Serum that battles redness?
I am looking to find a serum or other treatment that can help battle redness. I have noticed redness develop on my cheek area over the past little while. I am looking for a more even skin tone. Suggestions?  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No worries, I missed it when I first joined so I was supppper confused when the links I'd post would disappear. :P see post
Shay1995
Pigmentation
My mother has pigmentation all over her cheeks and nose. She has always been conscious about it. Are there any products here that is really effective against hyper pigmentation?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Shay1995!   Hyperpigmentation is an issue that can take quite a big of work and diligence to bounce back from. For starters, be sure that your mother is getting ad... see post
catherineu2
Can someone explain retinol, retinyl, AHA & BHA?
I'm kind of confused by these and I heard that some can cancel each other out or interact with each other.  Would anyone be nice enough to give me a break down of these & any others that I should know?
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kam71
HALL OF FAMER kam71 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow lylysa- I'm def. printing this out!  Such valuable info. in lingo I can understand!  TY, TY! :) ~KAM see post
othersidewrites
Eye cream that also conceals (for night-time use)?
I have genetic dark circles, and I know no cream is going to make them go away. Concealer is my best friend. Nevertheless, I would LOVE to be able to mask them at night without wearing actual makeup to bed (never!). The only somewhat concealing eye cream I've found so far is the Origins GinZing, but it's not very pigmented -- it mostly just makes my dark circles shiny. Are there any others out there that will both hydrate & somewhat mask my undereyes when I'm not wearing makeup?
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othersidewrites
SIGHTSEER othersidewrites / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks, everyone! The FAB and Perfekt one look like definite possibilities. The Dior one looks basically like a concealer. I will be sure to try some samples! see post
Naturalistic
Best moisturizers for harsh north winters and also treat wrinkles.
Help:-}
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Naturalistic!   You may want to check into your thread posted in the Ask the Experts area (below) as users have began to chime in there. For future reference, dupl... see post
texasgirl79
Rosacea and
Hi!  I'm looking for a moisturizer that will help calm my rosacea and also help with oil control and aging.  With the exception of my rosacea my skin isn't overly sensitive or acne prone.    THANK YOU!!!
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VC425
BEAUTY PRO VC425 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't have full on rosacea, but I do get very persistent redness on my cheeks. I really liked the Redness Solutions Moisturizer from Clinique, very moisturizing and so... see post
DTalksAll
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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kam71
HALL OF FAMER kam71 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Of Geesh..sensitive skin, not sensitive SHIN.  But I'm a runner and have shin splints, so, ya know...;)~KAM see post
TexAnne
Eyelashes
HELP! I think I need to see a doctor because I'm losing my eyelashes. I'm very careful about what eye makeup I use as well as how I remove it . . . very carefully. Is there anything I can do? I've even gone without eye makeup (which doesn't make me feel very pretty at all). Plus it doesn't seem to make any difference.
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angelicad
BEAUTY BUFF angelicad / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I have thyroid disorder. When my thyroid levels are off I lose eyelashes. Sometimes it takes two to three blood tests to detect the change. It's very common in women.  see post
fatimamummy
Radiance VS Deep pore
I don't know if these are new or just that I never saw them before. Anyone using Clarisonic Radiance brush heads? I normally use the Deep pore brush head but I am curious how it is different from the Radiance ones and which one is a better choice.  
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got a two pack of the radiance brush heads and they are the softest heads. There is literally no break-in period for the heads because it is that soft. As far as clean... see post
tessie84
Skin becoming sensitive to a product -- could this be temporary?
I've been using Fresh's Seaberry Facial Oil for about a year now and have loved it so much. However, it looks like recently that I've become sensitized to it. (I took it out of my rotation of skincare products, and the eczema on my face is clearing up.) I still have 75% of the bottle left, so I really would love this to just be a way for my facial skin to ask for a break.    I have an appt with my derm scheduled (but it will be a few weeks). In the meantime, I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this with a product and was it temporary or permanent?  If it was temporary, how long of a break did you give your skin before successfully trying it again?
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tessie84
HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think I've even checked that product out before, but now I will! see post
IRISHQUEEN
BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash
I was just wondering if any of you have used the BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash consistently w/ great benefits from it  ( I know they have it at Ulta & the single tube is S.O., and their site) ? I am not pregnant but I am having hormonal  changes. I am having some breakouts & ( jaw line mainly but doesn't hurt or really turn red, etc.) & temperamental skin ( & I am going through a detox / Holistic health plan).   I used a sample of it UST 1 time & loved the way my skin looked & felt instantly (& I am about out of my normal face wash). I looked into Juice Beauty but this seems like a better choice ( & price) for what I have going on ( hormonal imbalance & detox of body, etc. ).   It has a bunch of research & screening behind it & it only has Lactic Acid instead of Glycolic, etc. I was also wondering other than the fact our bodies make this on it's own (Lactic Acid), what are the benefits w/ someone like my skin ( & detox)? Also, what is the difference in these acids when it comes to skin type / what's going on w/ skin?    I have dry to norm. skin (more so dry but better), redness in cheeks (gotten better), " can be " sensitive skin, and hormonal changes.   Any info would be greatly appreciated!  
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Grayflowers
SCENE QUEEN Grayflowers / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I just received my first bottle of the Belli face wash.  I've only used it a few days so the jury is still out.  I'm not sure if I love the way it feels, but I don't usu... see post
katazoomas
HOW LONG DOES THE ST.TROPEZ SELF-TANNING STARTER KIT TAN LAST?
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi katazoomas!   It really depends on how often you are using the self tanner. A 4 ounce size of the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse usually lasts me about 2 or 3 months ... see post
jld12678
Prescription Retinoid user needs cream and foundation advice....
I use tazorac (prescription retinoid) and acne gel from the derm...my skin exfoliates constantly and I have yet to find a foundation that works with it.  Also, the only cream I've been using on my face is Clinique redness relief cream and Cerave (drugstore# lotion.  Anyone else have this problem or have suggestions?  I have tried everything from Creme de la Mer to Neutrogena with no luck.   I would love to find something that really moisturizes but doesn't make me break out. Help?!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
By chance are you using any type of SPF during the day?   In addition to wanting to find a foundation that won't enhance the dry or uneven patches and finding a moistu... see post
NicoleAZ13
Tria hair removal pain?
I have the tria hair removal lazor and I can usually handle pain pretty well but when I use this on my skin I can feel the burn and pinch and I was wondering if I could buy a numbing cream? Would the tria still work the same?
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jld12678
SCENE QUEEN jld12678 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Use gel prior to treatment. I had professional hair removal done and they would also use ice packs prior which assisted in numbing the area and they also used gel...it h... see post
laura819
Tria?
I have very pale skin and very dark hair. I have been waxing (legs and bikini) for almost a year now and things are not getting better - the hair is not getting thinner, etc. I am seriously considering buying a Tria to try laser hair removal. Anyone have experience with this? The reviews look good but I have to admit I am a little nervous about dropping so much money on something! Also, I get ingrown hairs VERY easily...will that continue with the laser removal or would it eliminate them? Thanks!
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jld12678
SCENE QUEEN jld12678 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Laser hair removal is not supposed to be pain free. I have had it done professionally and I'll tell you, it always stings especially on areas that are bony (think your s... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Blending
Do any of you mix your tinted moisturizer in w/ your face moisturizer, and if so how do you go about it? Need to simplify things as I got a whole new day-to-day routine I am trying to get used to, and where I am succeeding (& a struggle here & there ), I am slacking in other departments (skin routine, etc.) I let myself get slightly sunburned on the face day before yesterday ( just a slight pink.... but still), b/c I forgot to put on any cc cream or tinted moisturizer.  Big Whoops!    Thanks
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End0ra
HALL OF FAMER End0ra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No, I know not of this eye glass thing.  I'm less into MAC than I used to be.  Being on here has opened me up to lots of alternatives. I still have a couple of MAC thing... see post
102492
ATTN EXPERTS
Any advice on dark spots and facial hair for African Americans females?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you referring to a DIY lemon mask or something that a brand or skin care line offers?   Lemon juice is a citric acid which is classified in the AHA range; however,... see post
Carmen241986
The BEST eye cream's for treating dark circles ?.
Hello everyone,   So I know that this topic has been covered many times before. However I am wanting your help to narrow down the BEST options for an effective eye cream. I've been using the " Bliss Youth As We Know It " eye cream for a while. I can't say that I have found it to be impressive by any means. I'm looking for a cream/gel that has ingredients that are truly going to help make my dark circles less visible. I don't have super dark circles, but they are fairly visible and while I do use corrector & concealer to conceal them when I wear makeup, I do want to treat them as best I can. If you can give me your top picks or give me some ideas on what to look for when shopping that would be great. I believe that if your going to spend a decent amount of money it's going to be on something that has results. I'm not one to be suckered into trying just anything after all :-). Thanks everyone !. 
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waterbaby1981
HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Algenist Complete Renewal Eye Balm of the Genius Anti Aging Cream.  A week of using it and it's making the couple of wrinkles starting to appear around my eyes fade. see post
Kguille
Is there anything to get rid of a dark upper lip?
kromance
BEAUTY GURU kromance / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
keep things natural, and use CASTOR OIL mixed with ALMOND OIL .. old indian remedy.  Passed down from my family.  I usually put it on my lips after cleansing morning an... see post