Antiaging
HelloCoffee
Sagging eyelids?
I am in my early 30s and am starting to notice that my eyelids are beginning to droop a bit. The skin isn't as tight as it used to be and my makeup doesn't come out as well as it used to (the shadow in the crease). I used the search bar, and the answers were from 2010-2012, nothing too recent (there may be new products?). I know there are no miracle products, but can anyone suggest an eye cream/serum that will help to prevent future eyelid sagging? Thanks!
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
thanks for the extra vote, friedrice!  see post
sulfate
Has anyone tried Dermapen micro-needling?
My dermatologist, who is normally very conservative, recommended Dermapen sessions. I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to these sorts of things so I thought I'd see if any of you had tried it. Thank you!
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sulfate
BEAUTY GURU sulfate / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If you hadn't already talked me out of it, you certainly would have this time :)  !!!!    That was a great explanation.     see post
DesRochers
Serum's for 20's to prevent aging?
Anything on Sephora I can use to start preventing the signs of aging?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DesRochers! I will go ahead and lock this thread since we have another one going for you.    Cheers!  Kevin  see post
starsandbucks
Your favorite anti-aging serum
I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer Serum. I like it but I'm always on the lookout for something better! I used the very last pump of it this morning so I'm looking to either re-purchase this weekend or buy something new and would love some suggestions. For moisturizer I use the corresponding Laser-Free Gel Moisturizer but I don't find you HAVE to pair them together.    I'd like to keep it under $75 My skin is normal-to-dry(ish) Anything that targets fine lines would be great   Considering First Aid Beauty's Dual Repair Power Serum. Anyone try that?   Thanks!   http://www.sephora.com/laser-free-resurfacer-P2780 21?skuId=1305937   http://www.sephora.com/dual-repair-power-serum-P37 7266?skuId=1487107          
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mberteig
HALL OF FAMER mberteig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
How are you using the radiance booster?  I have it, but am not sure how to apply it.  Do I just mix a drop or two with my morning serum or moisturizer?  Thank you!   see post
shirl003
Age spots, liver spots
Hi, I am in my early 60's and have noticed that the age spots appearing on my face are much more noticible now.  Is there any product that makes them disappear?
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starsandbucks
HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There's a product (not sold at Sephora so I can't link to it) called M2 Advanced High Potency Skin Refinish that targets melasma and age spots and acne scarring. I had s... see post
Katelyn011
Skin types versus conditions
To those who wish a product to completely change their skin type...please read!   As an esthetician there are things I have learned that some people are unaware of.  A skin type is what you are born with, only if there is a complete hormonal change will it become something different.  It has everything to do with oil production.  It's labeled as dry, dry/combo, oily/combo, oily, and sensitive.  Sensitive has only come up as a skin type very recently. The other issues with skin has to due with conditions.  There are many different conditions and that is what, as an esthetician we try to treat in facials.   Dehydration is very different from dry skin.  Dry skin lacks oil which is a skin type, dehydrated skin lacks water balance.  You can be the most oily skin type in the world but overtreat your skin and become dehydrated by not giving your skin an oil free, water based moisturizer or drink enough water.  And another HUGE part of skin care is all about what goes on in the insides of our bodies.  A breakout on a certain part of your face can tell me what's going on, on the inside.   Please feel free to ask me anything.  I will try my best to keep up.  
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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preema
hi !
is there an alternative to a contour kit? I don't have one so can i buy something similar which would help me get the same look
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you mean the kit from Anastasia?   A few other brands have kits, some with how-to steps. Too Faced Natural Face Radiance Palette or The Secret to No Makeup Makeup ... see post
EPaden
New face Creme
What is the deal with the new face Creme... Creme legere tres hydratante? Is it good for sensitive skin? Is it greasy/oily? What's the plus side to the Creme? 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Just to add, I love the smell of this product.  It's very clean and fresh smelling. :)  see post
segoodhue
Dark, sagging under-eyes!!
I have a problem with dark, sagging under-eyes. It's most likely genetic as my mother and her mother both have the same problem. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for products I could try to help fix this problem. I'm looking for something reasonably priced, with firming and brightening properties. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Segoodhue! Dark circles and bags/puffiness is a popular topic here in Beauty Talk! Whether it's tackling the matter through cosmetics or skin care, I would suggest c... see post
altocj
all natural anti-aging skin care
I need an all natural anti-aging skin care routine. Been using Caudalie and love it, but can't afford it any more ($400 ? Ouch). Suggestions on what to use?
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NYStephA
BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
In my opinion, Airelle is the best and most effective natural anti-aging line on the market.  I've experienced the best results from their products, and my skin has neve... see post
Geniv
Skin care Help
Hey everyone I'm a mature Trans-woman and need help in choosing a good anti-wrinkle (anti-aging) creme both for day and night use. What can you recommend for me?  
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Geniv
BEAUTY BUFF Geniv / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks EVERYONE!!! This is sooo helpful!! (Smiles) Genivieve see post
gogreyhound
PTR Retinol Fusion confusion
HI all! I searched and couldn't find this particular thread, and I need some advice. SInce I got so many recommendations from several of you, as well as reading lots of positive reviews, I got some PTR Retinol Fusion PM. I have high hopes, but I am having problems getting it applied before it evaporates into thin air! It is very light and watery, and it just seems to vanish in my palms or on my fingertips before I can get it onto my face! I tried dripping one drop at a time per face area (forehead, each cheek, chin) and quickly smoothing it around with my other hand...it seems to work OK but feels awkward. Tonight I mixed 4 drops of it into my Clinique Repairwear serum and applied them together.  it seemed to work OK... So, how do you who use this get it applied to your whole face in the 4 seconds it takes before it completely disappears?? I have never had a problem just getting something ONTO my skin before! 
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
exactly!! it is impossible to only apply that tiny of an amount with the texture of this product... see post
ZoeRein
Can I use VITA LIBERATA for body on my face instead of purchasing two separate sprays?
kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I tried this a while ago. My face turned darker and more orange-toned than the rest of my body using vita liberata. Made me sad lol. I really wanted it to work for me! see post
Snufanie
Nothing seems to smooth out that chicken neck. Can you recommend something that REALLY works?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To be honest, depending on the severity of the issue at hand, an over the counter product may not address the problem entirely.   The loss of elastin and collagen can ... see post
jlpemma
Retinol for someone who just hit 40
I've bee using philosophy pads with no irritation but recently read that there is not much actual retinol in it...I have the .5% skinceuticals samples to try and I am almost out of the pads so I thought it may be a good time to try a new kind of retinol...I have sensitive skin and use the fresh soy cleanser, the perricone vit c, cold plasma at night, and photo plasma during the day along with the face finishing moisturizer and am happy with those thus far...I also use a Peter Roth sulfur mask for breakouts I get around my mouth.or the dermadoctor ain't misbehavin'. I was looking at the philosophy help me, kate Somerville retasphere, and the Peter Roth retinol pm in particular but don't want to risk using anything too strong coming from the pads only with their low retinol content. I'm open to any brands just want any suggestions from those out there my age who need to start stepping up their routine
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deannarp
BEAUTY GURU deannarp / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
have you looked at Paulas Choice Retinol products? I may try one of her Retinol products after I finish up a sample of strivectin Retinol. see post
Aspru
recommendation for best anti aging cream
my mom is 48 years old but because of the amount of wrinkles on her face she looks too older than her age. she is looking for anti wrinkle cream which can guarantee remove the wrinkles. Any suggestion?
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ilovemyfreckles
BEAUTY MAVEN ilovemyfreckles / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Dear aspru, I am 47 and want to avoid what your mom's dealing with now--- but better late than never! I also recommend thePeterThomas Roth pm retinal oil. I use it morn... see post
ballerinagrl
HELP! 43 YEAR OLD WITH SEVERE PIGMENTATION ISSUES ON FACE & HAVE TRIED DOZENS OF PRODUCTS
  I used to have a few cute freckles on my face, now I have ugly patches of dark pigmentation all over it. I have lived in Dubai and India for the past ten years BUT I wear factor 100 (Bioderma) everyday, and NEVER sunbathe. I try to be outside as little as possible. I have tried Extreme C from Dermalogica, La Prairie White Caviar Sun Spot Correcter Serum, Cream, and Eye Cream, Estee Lauder Re Nutriv Illuminating serum for dark spots, Lancome Dream Tone, Dior (the entire Dior Snow collection) and every product for pigmentation from all the French brands, including Bioderma, Avena, Caudalie etc. I have in the process made the skin around the retched sun spots paler, so they stand out even more! I would be exceedingly grateful for any advice anyone can offer me
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you all so much for your advice! I will definitely try peels and all products recommended :) see post
bednarz
I want to try SKI-II Products. Where do I start? Age 62 years young
kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thank you for the information, bednarz!    I'm so excited to hear of your interest in the SK-II line! It's one of my favorites that we carry- I'm completely fascinat... see post
KellyJ1028
Anti-Aging Eye Cream/Balm for dark circles
In your opinion what is the BEST anti-aging eye cream/balm you have used to help with dark circles ?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have inherited my mothers dark sunken caves beneath my eyes, and over the past 15 years, I've spent thousands trying cream after cream after cream. 2 years ago (I'm 43... see post
KellyJ1028
Anyone familiar with the Fresh skin care line?
I've been looking for a skin care line to combat fine lines/wrinkles, some dark under eye circles and premenopausal skin (dullness). This skin care line was suggested by a Sephora rep after I saw no changes using the Resurgence kit by Murad.   Would love to her any feedback  
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sjpayne
BEAUTY BOSS sjpayne / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have the Soy Face Cleanser that I use first to get most of my makeup off, including eye makeup.  It has never stung my eyes.  I have the Fresh Sugar Face Polish that I... see post
omrobin
Facial Peels - How Tos?
So, I bought the Oleg Henricksen Power Peel two pack trial set.  My skin is pretty good for my age - 49 - combination, not very dry or oily.  I'm working on preventing aging, combating dullness,, etc. So, my question is what do I do/use immediately after a peel -- regular serum/moisturizer routine?  Nothing?  And, how often should I use them? Any other tips, advice?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would get peels at the dermatologist office, after a strong one they would have me use Dermalogica UltraCalming products - cleanser (gel), barrier repair - moisturizer... see post
xtinerez
Antiaging products to prevent wrinkles
Hi. I'm about to turn 30 and would like to have suggestion for products to prevent wrinkles and keep my skin smooth. Thank you.  
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks Randee for mentioning that Clinique Eye Cream...I've been looking for a good one to prevent/help treat the little lines I've been noticing lately. I love Clinique... see post
litleann
Help I want baby smooth skin again I am 41
Hello, I am 40 years old and I have kept my skin treatment care intact. However I have concerns about firmness and tightness and lifting. I have used up all my clarin's skin serum products and I am looking at purchasing origins skin care products. Do you think I can still obtain the same results with a less expensive product? I want my skin glowing when I walk in to work or were ever I am in the community!
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NYStephA
BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've found that most of the time, you get what you pay for.  After dabbling with products all across the board when it comes to price,  I've become addicted to the Airel... see post
Arcturus54
SPF for the scalp
Does anyone have any recommendations on SPF protection for the scalp? I wear a hat often when outside, but would like protection when I don't. I have very thin and fine hair too
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Arcturus54
BEAUTY RESIDENT Arcturus54 / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I'm trying the Banana Boat spray right now and it sort of feels like hairspray in my hair.  I spray it along my part in the mornings.  It seems to work well, but I'm not... see post
gingerpugmother
Best sunscreen that works well with layering under makeup and at least SPF 30?
dziggi
BEAUTY GURU dziggi / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I've been using the Clarins UV Plus sunscreen and it works really well with makeup. I usually wait 5 minutes before applying my makeup over it.   http://www.sephora.co... see post
TMeans
Need suggestions for skincare products
Hi, Im 31 and staring to notice a few changes to my skin. What beauty regime can you suggest for anti aging starting now? For dark under eye circles, wrinkles on forehead and around eyes, and skin blotchiness.
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NYStephA
BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I definitely agree with irenet that sunscreen is key to prevent any further sun damage and premature skin aging.  There are also many great products out there to help im... see post
jojobe
SPF information
With summer sun already reaching the triple digits in some states I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone the sunscreen basics on SPF and choosing a proper sunscreen to meet your needs!  We use sunscreen to block ultraviolet light from damaging the skin. There are two categories of UV light -- UVA and UVB -- that we consider in terms of sunscreen. UVB causes sunburn, and UVA has more long-term damaging effects on the skin, like premature aging. SPF, or Sun Protection Factor.    To determine a sunscreen's SPF, testers round up 20 sun-sensitive people and measure the amount of UV rays it takes them to burn without sunscreen. Then they redo the test with sunscreen. The "with sunscreen" number is divided by the "without sunscreen" number, and the result is rounded down to the nearest five. This is the SPF.   SPF numbers start at 2 and have just recently reached 70. To figure out how long you can stay in the sun with a given SPF, use this equation: Minutes to burn without sunscreen x SPF number = maximum sun exposure time   For example, if you burn after 10 minutes of sun exposure, an SPF of 15 will allow you to be in the sun for up to 150 minutes without burning. But before you grab your calculator and head for the beach, you should know that this equation is not always accurate. People usually use far less sunscreen than the amount used in testing. In the real world, the average person only uses half the amount of sunscreen used in the laboratory, which could result in a sunburn in half the time. Be liberal with application.    We now know that most of us apply only about half the required amount of sunscreen. Also, despite waterproof or sweatproof labels, all sunscreens decrease in effectiveness when exposed to water or sweat. If you don't apply the correct amount and then reapply after exposure to water, a 12-hour bake in the sun could give you a very serious sunburn  and last but not least this is the most important part that we must remember:  To be effective, sunscreen needs to be fully absorbed into the skin, so apply it 15 to 30 minutes before you even step into the sun.
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Very helpful and interesting! Love the guidepost (minutes to burn x SPF). Thank you! see post
mldavidson
PETER THOMAS ROTH Retinol Fusion PM
Hi guys! I have a few questions, so I figured I'd come ask the experts!   To start, I'll tell you a little about myself. I'm 21, come from dominican and german background, have very fair skin that tans very very easily, with normal skin type. Now onto my question! Lol!   I've heard/read that using retinol from a young age helps prevent some wrinkles and helps keep your skin looking amazing. My typical nighttime skin routine is: wash with Philosophy Purity face wash, tone with Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion (toner), press Josie Maran argan oil light into my skin, use Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream, then moisturize with Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. I was interested in trying out the PTR Retinol Fusion PM. Any thoughts/comments/reviews? Also, since the PTR Retinol is an oil I was wondering where I would fit it into my routine?   Sorry for all the questions, but thanks in advanced for all your help!!! 
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mldavidson
BEAUTY BUFF mldavidson / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
ah, thanks @kalex and @redwagon44 !! this was very helpful! i'm definitely going to start out gradually and i didn't even think to mix it in with my argan oil! such a go... see post
MoraSephora
Mask before cleansing?
I'm in my early 40's and have to work in the sun a bit. I have lots of samples and many full-sized products from different lines, but I'm curious if any readers could recommend a morning routine for a mask before the cleansing and moisturizing routine for morning.   I love my Clarisonic and have noticed good results with just about any cleanser I use, but I just wanted to start taking advantage of masks in general. So any advice about the variety, frequency, etc is most welcome!
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Always cleanse your face first, mask next. Then the rest of your moisturizing/prep routine. You never want to put anything on your face that hasn't been cleansed. I know... see post
Deepshikha
Face cream
I am 30 , Which night cream is good for my face and which is good eye cream for me..my skin is senstive ...
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Deepshikha, As others mentioned, it would help to know a little bit more about your skin type. Ar you oily, dry, combo? Sensitive in what way- dryness, redness, ir... see post