I'm 30. Medium skin, dark brown hair. I have acne-prone skin, sometimes even with hormonal cystic acne. Combination but very oil as the day goes on (thank you UD sprays). I use Tazorac (tretinoin) every other night via my dermatologist and take Spironolac. I just purchased a Clarisonic Mia 3 which is in the mail.. My usual AM: -REN Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm (to help with the peeling from Tazorac but I'm considering stopping this once I have the clarisonic...) -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster -Perricone MD Photo Plasma w/ spf 30 -makeup PM regime: -mild cleanser (looking for a new one!) -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -rotating between my Tazorac & Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum Collagen Booster I have very uneven skin tone from (I'm assuming) sun and dark acne scarring (I used to not be able to leave things alone). I want to: 1) AM antioxidant serum? 2) incorporate something for my scarring 3) I apparently need to add a pm moisturizer - maybe also something for repair? 4) was also thinking about a gentle glycolic/AHA exfoliant as well as I have pitting from previous cystic acne The recommended products were: -SkinCeutical's C E Ferulic -Murad's Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel -glycolic peels from Paula's Choice -Murad's Essential-C Night Moisture -Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Would any of these recommended take the place of my Ole Truth Serum? I also have some samples of Ole's Sheer Transformation Face Creme. I'm open to new products and suggestions. I know I'm asking a million questions in this post, too. I tried to make it as organized as possible. Thanks guys.
I just got the Perricone MD chloro plasma. Does anyone have any tips about applying this product? It seems to take me A very long time to rub it in until all of the beads are gone and turned their darker green. Some parts of my face dry as I am applying the mask to other areas. I then go back to put on a thicker coat over the already dry first layer. When I wash it off I don't see much of a difference in my face. Can anyone give me some insight please? Mostly on the applying it. Thank you!
Looking for a splurge for Xmas, I have been reading reviews on the small version of this item. I tend no to trust online review anymore. I'm just skeptical that it works, I know the ladies and gents of BT are always in the know. Anyone have a review on this? Yay or Nay?
My Dr's office has infrared saunas and I was wondering if anyone here has used them. What does it feel like? How long did you use one and did you see any benefits? For those will ask, infrared saunas are supposed to: - remove toxins through increased circulation and sweating - burns as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging - clears cellulite - reduces stress and fatigue - improves acne and appearance of wrinkles
I have noticed that Origins has discontinued their Brighter by Nature SPF 35 face moisturizer. Is there another Origins product set to take its place at Sephora? I'm currently using the Perfect World with SPF but don't like it quite as much. Thanks!
All of the sudden my chest and face have broken out with a rash like patch. It is red, dry, and it itches like crazy!! Maybe Rosacia or Eczema? i probably should go to a Dermatologist, but I wanted to see if anyone had any quick fixes for something like this! Does anyone recommend something that will help? Thanks!!!!
In the past, I have been blessed with pretty good skin with minor breakouts and have never really worried or cared to wash my face at night and moisturize with quality products. However, I am nearing 30 and recently started noticing fine lines on my face. This is the main reason that brought me here and now I am like a kid in a candy store with all the options for skincare AND high quality makeup! My question is how much is too much in terms of peels and masks? I have used samples of DDG extra strength alpha beta pads and saw an improvement almost immediately. I also used a sample of Ren Radiance renewal glycolic acid mask and loved that as well, so I plan on stocking up on both during the sale. I am ALSO eyeing up the PTR Age Defense Kit with the 1.5% retinol serum and am wondering if this is necessary at my age? Are any of these products better than the other?
Has anyone used this? I thought about it, and rather then layer a mositurizer on top of my SPF I'd prefer a 2 in 1 knockout. I tried the Murad Mattifying SPF, and while it was mattifying which I loved, the texture was bleh...really sticky and didn't feel nice on the skin. So I did a search and the DDF Mattifying Oil Control UV Moisturizer SPF 15 came up. If you all have more suggestions for Mattiyfing Moisturizers with SPF, bring em on
I have been using the Clarisonic Acne Brush and Treatment for 2.5 weeks now (5x/week). Iwent to get my eyebrows and upper lip waxed as usual(been going for over 5 yrs to same place) and I had a very bad reaction. It hurt ALOT!!!! I couldn't even put on aloe vera gel after. It's reddening more than usual. Has anyone else had reactions like this?
Hello! I need help with finding out more about DERMAdoctor please. Has anyone within the Sephora company had personal experience with DERMAdoctor Shrinking Beauty? And if so, has anyone seen a dramatic difference in inches lost? And do you know if it targets water weight loss or fat cell loss?I hope to hear from you guys soon! Thank you!
Clarins used to make an exfoliator that was used on dry (ie, not wet) skin - you applied it then rubbed gently until it dried and came off in sloughy bits, like pieces of dry, dead skin. I see they no longer make it. Does Sephora carry any similar exfoliators to be used on skin that is dry and not wet? Thank you.
hi, i saw a lot of posts about acne scarring but i didn't see any about scars from falling and other misfortunes.. i'm 19 & i have tan skin. on one of my hands & on my knees i have a few dark scars that are about 3-4 shades darker than my skin.. i've been using a mosturizer with vitamin e in it but i was just wondering if anyone had any other suggestions? the scars are all from wounds that were pretty deep, the texture of my skin has healed properly it's just really dark thanks a lot
I have quite a few samples of these and was wanting to get feedback from people who have used them. The majority of the 5 star reviews on the product page seem to be from people who have never posted reviews before (it is their only review) which obviously makes their endorsement questionable. Product link: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P28 2415&categoryId=C14816 I have used his peel pads and really liked them, but went with PTR's instead because the dollar value was better and they seem to work to same for me. First off... I am a natural redhead with light to fair skin. I do not tan (even if I try... and i don't try). I wear a minimum of 30 SPF every day. I am in my mid 40s (not sure why theat would be relavent -- but figured I would mention it). I have normal skin tht is in very good shape (since I spend a small fortune keeping it that way). Questions I have about the "Glow Pads" #1) Does it matter if I use it in the morning or at night? #2) How long does it take to develop... where I can see a noticable difference? And secondly, when does it stop "developing?" #3) Is there a secret technique in applying it so that I don't get streaks? I only plan on using it on my face and neck. What about my eye area? Oh... and will it darken my eyebrows (that may be a good thing since they are so light you can barely see them). #4) It seems obviuos to me that I shoudl exfoliate prior to using a pad. Is tha right? Will exfoliating after the appliation (not immediately after -- like the next day) reduce how long the "tan" lasts? Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!