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
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!
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
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?
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!
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.
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!
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?
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 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 read numerous articles online about Determining one's skin tone and undertone. I am Asian. I have dark brown hair hazel-green eyes (brown when it's dark) and I find that orange or yellow or red colors do not look too nice on me. However I find that beige green dark blue and brown look nice with my skin complexion. And assuming that just beause I am Asian I have warm undertones is not true. My family is fair skinned (we take pride in that LOL) but I think we have peach or neutral undertones. What do you guys think?
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?
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!)
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?
So, I usually get milia on my eyelids and around my eyes. It doesn't really bother me. In fact, it was coming to BT which let me put a name to it and realize that it is rather common. About a week ago something appeared on my eyelid. It is kind of like milia and in the place I would normally get it, but it is red, and much, much larger. Can milia get inflamed or infected? I haven't changed any skincare or makeup at all. I've been using my normal eye cream (skyn Iceland relief pen) and eyeshadow primer and all that. Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Should I not worry and just keep posting on the internet, or get my butt to the dermatologist because I could have cancer? xoxo, L
I have what I call "strong" skin - basically the opposite of sensitive skin. It can take a lot of abuse (not that I abuse it!) and not be irritated. (I'm half German, half Vietnamese). Does anyone else have skin like this and can reccomend powerful skincare products? For example, Origins Modern Friction is something that doesn't seem "harsh" to me. Same for DDG Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. On the other hand, brands like Kiehl's and Clinique are too mild for me. Right now I bounce around with skin care. Usually whatever subscription boxes send, GWPs and 100 point perks. Currently using Boscia's Black cleanser, NUDE moisturizer and Goldfaden Doctors Scrub. And lots of masks.
Hi! My lazy, lazy skincare routine is essence, moisturizer, and acne cream. If that. So, can you awesome BTers recommend me some skincare products to beef up my routine? Also, I'm just hearing about small, natural beauty companies, so please tell me about them! I have normal/dry skin with some hyperpigmentation and acne. My budget is a bit tight right now, so products under $30 is a definite plus!
Hi! I'm 18 and my very simple skin care routine is just a neutrogena deep cleansing scrub and a neutrogena moisturizer for sensitive skin after i use makeup remover. My skin tends to oily around the nose area and forehead then dry elsewhere. I also notice my skin is sometimes rough and has uneven tones. Under my eyes i have very bad dark circles as well. What are some good eye creams and skin creams that would be good for my problem? .
I live in Vermont, in one of the coldest towns in the country (seriously, look it up) and I work at a ski resort. Cold, dry air + high winds ≠ a good time for my skin. I need some help, guys. I need something a little more intense in terms of moisture. I have combination skin that does not get irritated easily. I'm also looking for one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, as that ski resort practically pays in pennies and this girl cannot afford crazy expensive face cream. Any suggestions?
I know your all probably think has she lost her mind? But I saw on the box it can use it on feet so I was curious and tried it out, if I could afford it I would buy everyone her a bottle thats how good it work! I swear my feet haven't been this soft in a long time!
I never really had a problem with breaking out until now and I am 20. I find it rather annoying considering what I used to use for months is no longer working. I swear my skin gets used to something and then shuts down. I tried the Murad 30 day kit and I am on my 4th day. I know that's not long at all but I cant take it anymore. My skin is red/blotchy and itchy in some areas(along my jaw line and around my nose). I cant just keep using it. It is helping with my blemishes though! that is the only thing. I do use the GlamGlow mask, love that. I am looking into Korres, Origins, REN, and Boscia and I am wanting to know what other peoples opinions are on their products! HELP!