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Allergic reaction? Itching along exterior lip line.
Am having an interesting experience. Three days ago my lips were tingling, itchy, I kept biting them and ended up with swelling. The really itchy part is at the corners and mostly the bottom lip exterior lip line.   Day 1, tingling, itchy, but also a rash (not itchy) up the front of my neck. day 2, yesterday, swollen lips, I was kind of ungraceful speaking. Still itchy. Day 3, today, much better, itchy but not quite as bad.   have narrowed it down to a few possibilities. One, a vit C serum I had used two days in a row, issue happened on the second day, maybe it got too close to my lips? Two, I used a lipstick I had not worn in a while, but I haven't had issues with previously (or the brand). Three, I was helping someone move and was handling basement boxes in a dusty environment, I could tell mold and mildew were around, and I do remember trying to scratch my lips without using dirty hands (used my sleeves) while moving boxes.   friends have told me lips often mean a food allergy but not sure what it could be, my diet is consistent. Anyone else have similar issues and figure out what it was?
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Thanks! I hope so, I can't wait!! :) I'm kind of tired of MLB....but nothing, they are just my plain old lips with hydrocortisone on them! Lol ;) see post
Dark Circles
hi i have really bad dark circles under my eyes im wondering if there is a cream to reduce the red and purple im looking for a fixing product not a covering product like conceler let me know thanks
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Take a shot glass or a small glass container and lightly press the flat base onto your under eye area. Do this delicately, no need to use hard pressure and damage the se... see post
Toner for rosacea?
Can anyone recommend a toner that helps calm redness?  I've managed to tame a lot of my rosacea with my skin care routine but would like to find a toner that helps as well. Thanks!
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IT GIRL herbalt / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I don't think anything I said was inaccurate.  I was trying to simplify a lot of info into a short response - it's complicated when you have sensitive skin, and usually ... see post
Dehydrated skin HELPPPP!
Hi, I'm more frustrates by my facial skin. In recent years, I can not find "MIRACLE" cream which helps my skin was dehydrated through the day. In fact, I always feel (specially to temperature change, inside and outside) of sebum on my skin and a feeling of discomfort, tightness especially the knowledge level forehead and cheeks. I know my skin need water and hydration. So I try Caudalie products (serum ,day cream) serum is a very good, my skin drank immediately the product, but the cream is nothing changed . After i try the gel-cream Fresh but I would have put in three times a day. So I go with Josie Argan Serum .. for now I do not see any difference but that is less than a month . For the cream i was advised to try Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus, but my skin beginning more to tug and dry me Help please
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Drink 3-4 lit of water per day. Try avoiding oily and junk food. Consume fruits and vegetables in your diet.   Also have a good skin care routine Cleansing, toning, e... see post
Anyone have any good recommendations for masks that you can actually feel working?   I love peels and skin care that I actually feel like its doing a difference.  I don't want my face to fall off but I like to feel the product working.  I love vitamin c products and I LOVED the REN Glycol mask but now I feel like it doesn't do much for my skin.    My skin is dry, I get clogged pores around my nose and some blackheads on my forehead.  I am looking for products to give me a brightening and smoothing effect.     I've already ordered the new Glam Glow Mask and am looking into the PTR pumpkin mask!    Products I've loved already:   Origins Charcoal Mask - use it monthly  PTR 24k Mask - need to buy this one again for follow up to exfoliating mask REN Glycolic Mask - not working much anymore Dr Dennis Alpha Beta Peels Extra Strength - use weekly
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I don't see any long term effects from the mask, but it's my go-to for when my skin has awful irritated itchy freak outs. It's more of a short term solution, but an effe... see post
Which Dr Dennis Gross will help my acne scars/brown spots on cheeks more?
Hello all, I am 29 years old and my skin is pretty oily especially this time of the year. I want to know which one of these two DDG products will be better for the acne scars/brown spots on my cheeks? (I do not have active acne) ening-solution-P375269?skuId=1450881 or ening-serum-P184113?skuId=1014455 I appreciate your feedback and experiences of using either product. Thank you, Aaks
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so i went into local sephora store yesterday and did a mini skin consult the ferulic+retinol was recommended for my oily skin type. skin expert in store said hydra-pur... see post
Best facial oils, why and how do you use them?
I've noticed a lot of facial oils on people want lists (for sales, for wish list).  And, amazingly many of the most coveted are around $100 and sold out on the Sephora site.  Sephora's selection of face oils also seems to have grown a lot over the past 6 to 8 months.   So, which face oils are people loving and why?  How are you using them?  They seem to work for both dry and oily skin but are certain ones seeming to work better with specific skin types?   Thanks!
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One that I've been using since last summer is Boscia's Tsubaki Oil! I like using mine at night where I'll just put 1-2 drops on my face as the last step of my skincar... see post
Sunscreen question that hasn't been addressed on the board.
I'm having an issue with sunscreen. I am using the MD Solar Sciences sunscreen SPF 50 and the Biore Aqua Gel sunscreen SPF 50. My problem is that even when I used these sunscreens, I still seem to be getting sun spots on my face. Has anyone experience this? I apply sunscreen in the morning, drive to the gym and come back home (around 8:00 am.), then drive to work at around noon or 1:00 pm.....that is as much sun as I'm getting. Is there a sunscreen that really works against protecting skin really well. I've heard that European or Asian sunscreens are better than American sunscreens. I prefer something that is light and doesn't have a greasy feeling. Your help would be much appreciated  
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Hi Once!   I know you are asking about European or Asian sunscreens, but based on your routine, I was wondering if you are reapplying your sunscreen as often as recomm... see post
Updated Skincare Research
Hello,   I've been reading on the ewg skin deep report 2014 that vitamin A exposed to sunlight damages skin cells, however I've noticed some cosmetic brands including sunscreens still contain retinyl palmitate. I'm curious to know if anyone has come across any recent skincare research.  I like to stay updated, though I don't always browse the research sites.
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I use the PTR sunscreen that comes in the stick, not the brush-on one and I like it a lot. see post
Clarisonic Brush Advice
Hi everyone! I purchased a Clarisonic about 2 years ago. It has the normal brush head. I initially used it once a day for 3 months then backed off to 3 or 4 times a week for 4 months. I never noticed any improvement or change in my skin. If anything, I thought my acne was slightly worse and my skin felt rougher. Basically, it has sat unused in my bathroom for a year. Now that there are lots of new brush heads available, I am wondering if I should try another brush head and give the Clarisonic a second chance    I have oily-combination skin. My chin/forehead is oily and I typically have 1-2 whiteheads especially around that time of the month. My temples and nose are dry. I am 30, and have the beginning of some tiny brown sun spots that are fading nicely with OH truth serum. I also have some unevenness to my skin tone. Any advice on what brush head to try? Or do you suggest I give up on it? I would like to know others' experience with it as well!   TIA!
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BEAUTY PRO fantasiabliss / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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Best Cosmetics Products/Brands for sensitive skin?
I have very sensitive skin and I'm looking for a medium/full coverage foundation that will not irritate my skin. In the past, a lot of the sensitive skin products I tried only gave me light coverage and did not last during the daytime. Also, what are some good brands to shop from for general beauty products if you have sensitive skin?
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Yes, Clinique is a go to for me. Clarins has too many irritating ingredients for me. see post
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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Most of the Haute look cosmetics are very old stock.   I would be it is not a fake, just old stuff.  I have purchased items to review crushed, a good way maybe to try th... see post
Ole Henricksen-which is best for eyes (clarity, lift, moisture)-the eye CREAM or eye GEL?
The cream is for those who need more moisture and nourishment.  Those who have dry under eyes.  The gel is for those who have dark circles and oily skin.  It took me a w... see post
Products for rosacea?
Hi all, would anyone have a good recommendation to reduce the appearance of rosacea on the cheeks? I am looking to get something for my mom she is 46 and has great skin otherwise. It's combination with an oily T-zone. She mostly uses lancome, clinique and clarins in her daily routine, as well as the vivier vit c and peptides serum. Thanks for any suggestions!
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I like the  Clinique Redness Solutions line.  It's quite mild and the cleanser is wonderful, but not strong enough to remove makeup, so I only use it in the morning.  see post
uneven texture on my skin!
hi! i was wondering if someone could recommend me a good night cream/oil/treatment that will help with the texture on my skin? its annoying because foundation doesn't sit well on it, and i have no idea where to start! i just want it to go away, it's little bumps all over my skin! thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I also use the Ole Henriksen lemon flash peel and this has really helped with textured skin I have on either side of my nose. I didn't really care for it at first but no... see post
Hello Sephora i was wondering if u guys could do teen makeup classes where teens could learn about their skin and how to take care of it and whats good for the skin and bad thank you
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Good foundation for eczema-prone skin?
So I'm looking for a light-to-medium coverage foundation that won't irritate my skin. I currently use a BB cream by Maybelline that's okay, but I wouldn't mind spending more on a product that doesn't irritate my skin. I also wonder if adding a primer would hurt or help in my situation...
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Skin Inc. - Have you tried it? Thoughts
I've just started using it. I use licorice, vitamin A, and vitamin C. So far so good. The A is helping my under eyes not look so puffy and wrinkled.   Items are often oos so it is being bought. I'm curious about others experience. Do you use the whole line? Is anything a stand out star? Do you mix all three in the bigger bottle or just on your hand?   I tend to do it on my hand but that's getting old.  
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Best eye cream to lift sagging lids??
I don't have a problem with my under-eye area..but I  noticing my kids are starting to sag a bit. I'm only 30 but my mother has really droopy kids so I'd like to start using something to combat it now. Any recommendations would be great!
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BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Droopy lids....not kids! LOL :) see post
how to use my membership
Kindly advice on how to use my membership to gain points.  thank you. ...... Monja
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If you click on the "beauty insider" tab on the menu above you can read more about the program. For every dollar you spend you get 1 point, sometimes, like this week you... see post
Puffy eyes/bags when smiling?
At rest, my under-eyes are relatively normal-- no puffiness or bags, very minimal dark circles. However, when I smile, they immediately puff up and make me look incredibly tired, no matter how much I sleep. I've tried everything-- drinking up to a gallon of water a day, sleeping 8+ hours, allergy sprays (thinking it was my allergy issues flaring up), cold spoons, and tons of products. I'm really self-conscious in photos now and I'm getting married soon so I'd like to get a handle on this if possible!   I've tried Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye, both the Garnier/FAB rollers, Clarins eye gel, Origins Ginzing, MAC Fast Response, and I'm currently using Fresh Lotus Eye Gel, which has done absolutely nothing for me and I'm considering returning it since it was not cheap. Are there any other suggestions? I was thinking of going with the Ole Henriksen eye gel next, but I'm sick of wasting $ on products if this is an issue that cannot truly be corrected.
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I completely agree! However, I've noticed in the past year, mine have become more prominent, and I'm only in my 20s. I definitely think it is normal to an extent, howeve... see post
Dry and flakey forehead at temples near hairline
I've been growing out my bangs and noticed the other day, when wearing a headband, that the skin on my forehead near the hairline above my temples is flakey.   My face/foundation would be nearly flawless except right there - where it looks scaley.  Has anyone else experienced this?  What causes it and what can I do to treat it?  I have a pretty good skincare regime (don't think I'm missing any steps), so any insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thx!
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scarlet3636 / RISING STAR / replied
I know this is an old topic, but it's something I'm dealing with lately as well!   I think it's heat/humidity related for me.  The flakiness/scaliness is right at my tem... see post
Skin care product for dark or age spots? My mom is in her 70's and would like some rec's please
My mom has some dark brown patches on her forehead and one on her cheek. I'm not sure if they are age or sun spots. Her skin looks good for her age. Very few wrinkles, no acne etc  My mom only wears a bit of powder and lipstick. Washes her face with soap and water (not into makeup, skin care). She would like a product to help diminish these spots. Any rec's? Thanks!
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AHAs and retinol can delivery quicker results because they are more potent, but it's also important to keep in mind what type of product is used (such as a daily serum/t... see post
Scarring and discoloration
40 something with olive skin and much discoloration and scarring. What are some of the best products to try to minimize/fade these marks - or is it even possible? 
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My mom and I swear by Bio-Oil too - I've been using it once a day on my skin throughout my pregnancy and haven't gotten a single stretch mark (and I'm at 36 weeks). My d... see post
Foot Softening Cream For Use With Clarisonic Pedi
Hi all,      I'm wondering if anyone who has the Pedi can chime in with recommendations for their favorite foot cream to pair with it.   I didn't have much success with the cream that came in the foot transformation set (I've had my Pedi for almost a year now)  I really like the dry file and the acid boost product, but the cream itself doesn't work for me to keep my feet soft.      I've tried Bliss' Foot Patrol which was ok, and Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream which I found too greasy.    The best I've come across so far is something called Zim's Crack Creme, but my husband complains every time I have to use it, because it has a very intense clove-like smell.  Since I put it on before bed, the smell soaks into the sheets and he claims he can still smell it hours later.   I tried the search bar, but most convos seem to pertain to the Pedi itself. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!   Thanks.
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I don't have the Clarisonic Pedi (yet?) but I like Kerasal Ointment.  It's available at Walgreens and similar places.  It has salicylic acid and urea in it so it's softe... see post
Red, dry patch on nose... Slightly bumpy??
For a few weeks or so, I've noticed that I have an area on my nose that is red, dry, and slightly bumpy.   Thinking it was just dry skin, I started using ExfoliKate to remove the dead, dry skin, which worked and made the area smoother. However, the redness remained. After trying the moisturizer route (a drop or two of Josie Maran's Argan Oil) and not seeing much difference, I took a more medicinal method and used a Hydrocortisone cream, which helped with the redness.   After using it for a few days, the redness went away. I continued to exfoliate the area once a week for a couple weeks, only to have it come back again.   I have not changed my make up routine or implemented any new products prior to this starting. It appeared seemingly out of the blue.   Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what this is, would could be causing it, or what to do to get it to go away for good? Thanks so much.  
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hey!  I had the EXACT same thing happen to me recently!  Mine is on my cheeks, it feels rough to touch, slightly raised, when the red bumps come it's slightly itchy, and... see post
Lancome moisturizer VS Bobbi Brown
Hello:   I can't decide which moisturizer is better: Lancome Bienfait or Bobbi Brown Hydrating face cream. I have oily skin mainly in the t-zone area with breakouts pretty often. I'm 25 years old and I've used Lancome for several years but I've heard many wonderful things about the Bobbi Brown one so I wasn't sure which one was better. If any of you ladies have used these I'd appreciate your opinions!
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Dark circles and visible veins under eyes?
I'm only 16 and have noticed in the past year or so that I have very visible purple and blue veins under my eyes and very very dark purple/blue tones under my eyes due to that area of my skin being very thin and delicate as well as the fact that I'm a bit pale. I'm so insecure about myself as it makes me look so awful and tired and the veins are quite unsightly. Because of this I feel like no one will ever love me and I'm terrified of going without makeup because I look like a freak. In fact, I never used to notice visible veins under me eyes (maybe I just wasn't looking) and I think maybe the skin has got thinner because I used a lot of concealer in that area? I don't know- all I want to do is get rid of my horrible under eye circles and visible veins but I don't know how. I know you could probably use cosmetic surgery but I really don't want to and my dad got really angry and upset at the possibility. Please help! Is there anyway I could permanently get rid of them for good? I would be so much happier if I did't have to hide my natural skin away under tons of makeup.     
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Amazing advice right here girl! Get more sleep, and try not to stress over the little stuff! Don't grow up too quick! I feel like I was 16 yesterday, and I just turned 2... see post
Hello girls,   I would like to have your advice. I want to buy a night cream but I have honestly no idea of which one I should choose. I want something that hydrate my skin.   Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers J
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Thank you all for your advice :) see post