Antiaging
OzMaven
I'm Clueless! Regimen/Product Recommendation Expertise Please
Hi everyone:   Here's why I desperately need advice, in bulleted form for those of you that like to "scan"   I've always been a <gasp!> Cetaphil (with Clarisonic) followed by Oil of Olay and sunscreen kind of girl with my skin Good genes have allowed it, but 40 is looming in a matter of days and I'm out of denial about the crow's feet.  I have no idea what I'm looking for--would love your advice and recommendations!  Want to purchase at Sunday's Rouge event   My skin: I'm very fair/"Irish" skinned, but not particularly sensitive.  Still, good sunscreen in the morning is important Combination: T-Zone super oily/borderline greasy by noon despite products to mattify, and the rest is normal but dry in winter I do get occasional breakouts but it's not the main concern I do have dark circles, but full coverage concealer keeps them in check so a perk to address, but not top of the list Looking for products to address fine lines and "preserve" my skin.  Improved texture a plus. Need products for my neck too--surprisingly it is aging faster than my face Need a SIMPLE regimen---everything needed but nothing more to start. I'm used to a simple 2 step wash and slather so this is a big step!  Budget isn't a major issue other than the first purchase all at once. (Rouge member = embarrassing spending on make up)   Let me know if I've missed any required details, and I'm so looking forward to your shared knowledge and loved products!   Thanks,   Karen  
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The best skin care regimen consists of a basic cleanser, a serum, an eye cream, a moisturizer, a retinol product, SPF, and some sort of weekly mask/peel/exfoliation trea... see post
KerrieB
Q. Need suggestions for skincare products
I need some suggestions for skin care products.  I'm overwhelmed by all of the choices.  I'm 36 years old with normal to dry skin.  My major issue is hyper-pigmentation that is from the sun and old acne places.  I'm very careful about wearing sunblock and a hat, but I spend so much time outside during the summer, I still end up with with some sun.  My current routine just doesn't seem to be enough anymore.  I would love some ideas.  I'm willing to spend more on skincare, but I don't have an unlimited budget.  Sephora is difficult for me to get to, but Ulta is much easier.   I have been using Cetaphil face wash and lotion along with an Olay night cream for a long time.  My skin is sensitive to some stronger products that results in redness and stinging.  My acne is under control now, and seems to be stress related.    Thanks to everyone for the help.
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Suzuran
Suzuran / NEWCOMER / answered
A. We're the same age with the same skin concern! I'm a more natural/organic product fan, so my recs are gonna be based on that.   Jurlique: I bought a set of their Purel... see post
luvmy4kiddos
Eye cream for the eyelids?
Is there an eye cream that is safe to use on the eyelids? I was told by one sephora gal the dermadoctor eye cream is okay to use on the eyelids and then told by another that there isn't an eye cream that is safe or should be used on the eyelids. Who is correct? Is there an eye cream that can be used on the eyelids?
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY BOSS Shrewdle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is meant for use on the eyelids per their instructions on the jar.  see post
kimmy722
cleansing daily maintenance regiman
I just turned 39 and have a youthful look. I would like to keep it. Any suggestions on a cleansing/daily routine? I do have mild rosacea as well.   Thank you Kim
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Consider a mild formula that is also sulfate free like First Aid Beauty's Face Cleanser. Aloe, white tea, feverfew, licorice, and allantoin all work together to soothe r... see post
newmommy5
crows feet
I am in my upper 30s. I have alot of crows feet which extend down to my upper cheek when I smile. I am going to the nearest Sephora next weekend and would like to know what I should get to treat & conceal.   I have dry skin, can someone give me some advice on the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide?  Thanks.  
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
As you lose collagen your skin has less to sit on and loosens causing wrinkles.  Try using a retinol cream which will promote collagen production as well as smoother ski... see post
Kaitkait
I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles...
I am 28 and starting to see fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes, and my skin seems to have lost that "youthful glow" I had in my early 20s. I am very fair and avoid the sun as best as possible and always have an SPF of 30. Any suggestions on routine skin are andanti aging products? With so much out there I don't know where to start!
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dolceloure
HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm the same age as you and have the same concerns! For my eyes, I've been using Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream ($43.50) for a few months. ... see post
beauty4ashes
Please Explain Today's Lift/Tighten/Firm Formulations
I'm the type of person if I have a terrible experience with a type of product, I'll avoid anything similar even years, new generation formula's.   Please explain today's lift/tighten/firm skincare products. Anyone remember "Sudden Change?" Yes, it's still sold!   The original formulations no matter the brand damaged skin elasticity in the past. Made skin look aged/dehydrated/worse.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Definitely agree that molecular structure plays a big role, I remember when collagen was the big craze and skin care, even cosmetic/lip products were touting being infus... see post
mberteig
Order of skincare product application?
Hi everyone,   I would like to start using a tightening or lifting cream or serum on my face and neck.  My question is, what is the order of application?     Do I do my regular skincare routine first and apply the tightening product last?  Or, should the tightening product be applied first, with the other products over it?  Another option might be that the tightening product takes the place of the similar product I am using now (for example, a tightening cream would take the place of my usual moisturizing cream).     Thank you for any advice!  
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bexrose
BEAUTY WHIZ bexrose / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Lightest to heaviest, generally.  I say generally, because if you're using more than one serum, you'd need to use the one that corrects/treats the problem, followed by o... see post
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
I start a new job in a few weeks, so as soon as the money starts coming in again, I will be able to begin my search and will definitely let you know any info : )   I wil... 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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thecaramelapple
BEAUTY GURU thecaramelapple / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yes!!    Retinol should do the trick. Peter Thomas Roth makes a great retinol serum. Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair also helps with discoloration. For a treatmen... 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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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Check out Acure Organics (website, also sold at Whole Foods) they are awesome! A whole line of products. Cruelty freee,  free of parabens, pthalates, gluten, etc. Full o... 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
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / 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
rebekah17
Q. Anti-Aging that won't break me out
Hi, everyone! I am 26, and I still have a problem with acne. If I stick to my regular routine (Clinique's 3 Step Acne System followed with a Green Tea Moisturizer from Alba Botanica) my skin stays clear pretty consistently. However, I'm an actor and would like to start using an Anti-Aging product at night to keep my skin looking youthful as long as possible. ANYTHING I have tried (including the new Philosophy Anti-Aging for Acne Prone Skin) breaks me out. I'm getting frustrated. Does anyone have a miracle product they've found that doesn't break them out? Help! 
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Howdy! what products have you tried? I've also tried a ton, so listing them ensures that I won't recommend the same products. Different people break out from different t... 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 GURU sjpayne / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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