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Cleanser Recommendations please!
Hi guys!    So um, I'm kinda embarrassed to admit that I need a new face cleanser and I am fully unprepared to make this decision for myself. Frankly, I generally use whatever comes across my desk but it seems that I have run out of EVERYTHING and I have no backups (the horror). So I figured I'd ask the experts.   I need something for combo / oily (not sensitive) skin, non-foaming that I can use w/ my Clarisonic. Obvs has to be sold at Sephora.   And while we're at it, what's your favorite moisturizer with SPF? (ya know, cuz, summer).    Thanks loves!
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HALL OF FAMER Anewxa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great let me know if you get to try it and how you like it! @candacebt see post
Help me dissect my problem skin.....product recommendations, please!
Beauty gurus...needing some help here!   This is my freshly washed face....freckles, redness, and all.  I've been having major redness/flakiness around my mouth in the corners, all the way to my chin.   My nose, however, is an oil slick. I moisturize like crazy with either First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream or Glamglow Volcasmic Mattifying Moisturizer.   My makeup routine or products seem irrelevant, since my skin is already red and flaky before putting on foundation, though most any foundation I use seem to slip all around my face and create an oily nose but flaky, dry mouth. Tips? Tricks? Recommendations? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN kendralh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi @JILLEYPOP! I feel you with the combination skin and redness troubles :)    I'd suggest giving your skin as much of a break as you can, until it gets less angry (or... see post
what are the best products for hyper pigmentation%2C dark spots and uneven skin tone%3F
i don't have an acne prone skin but if i get a zit it will last forever and it's very annoying and i have no idea what to do about them... can somebody help me please...    
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When I get a zit, products containing glycolic acid helps to exfoliate and shrinks it. My favorites are Ole Henriksen Lemon Peel, Pixi Glow Tonic or Drunk Elephant Framb... see post
deep cleaning cleanser?!?!?!
hello all! i am on the lookout for the perfect cleanser! for the most part i have pretty normal skin, but lately it has felt dry and i've been peeling on my nose, which is quite strange since i have always tended to be more oily around my nose. i don't know if the cleanser i'm using (ole henriksen find your balance oil control cleanser) has dried out my skin since i use it morning and night. HOWEVER my skin feels so clean and refreshed after using it. any other cleanser recommendations ?!?!
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BEAUTY MAVEN lisa425 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
which drugstore cleansers would you recommend?? I am really interested in hearing your opinion! Also, do you have any drugstore recommendations for sunblock?  see post
Blackheads
What is the best product for blackheads and big pores? 
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
@lisa425 Cleanser: use a liquid cleanser.  I like Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser Mechanical exfoliation: I prefer Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, but Neu... see post
Q. Skincare help!
Hello, I was wondering if anyone had some skincare suggestions. I am fairly new to the world of skincare and I really want to work towards more radiant skin. I have sensitive and combination skin. I also have some acne problems, but those aren't my main priority at the moment. I was looking into some of Sephora Collection's cleansers and was wondering how those are. Also, how is the Urban Decay Hot Springs Hydrating Gel and would it work alone as a moisturizer? If you have any suggestions or tips, I would really appreciate the help! Thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @DramaticBeauty,    Once you get into the world of skincare there's really no turning back from the addiction so welcome! hahaha :D    I personally really lik... see post
Help! Face Moisturizer for teenagers
So I have 2 girls 13 and 14yrs old. They always see me using skin care items and they are starting to get interested taking care of their skin. Which is good because I didnt do it when I was their age 😬 I want to ask what brands are good for teens for a face moisturizer?  From sephora or any drugstore brand 😊 Thank you in advance!
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
@friedrice CeraVe PM is great!   see post
Help! Need VitaZing moisturizer substitute!
I use the Origins Vitazing moisturizer every day instead of foundation - it gives me a perfect smoothing look without a 'foundation-y' look and it's low maintenance and doesn't make me break out. But Sephora has been out of the Vitazing for weeks now, and I'm running out!    Is there another lightly tinted moisturizer that would be a good substitute? Any suggestions? I've tried Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer which I didn't care for (too sunscreen-y smell and too tinted), and Dr Jart's BB cream which looked fabulous but made me break out something awful. 
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC dashaowls / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
This is also my favorite moisturizer of all time. I would just buy it from Ulta   There's really nothing else like it! see post
What is a good Cleansing Oil?
Hi,   I am in search for a good cleansing oil that removes makeup and is good for sensitive skin. Any suggestions? What do you think about Tatcha and Shu Uemura? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ kathmb / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
@tvisram, Do you have any other skin concerns besides sensitivity, e.g. are you prone to breakouts and/or dryness easily or more redness and hives/rash? Does even light... see post
Skin used to be dry now it's oily/combination. Help!
Hello,    I'm fairly new to skin care and for a long time, i only used soap and non-scented lotions on my face and it was good enough for my dry-very dry sensitive skin.    I now use the fresh soy face cleanser and lotus youth preserve face creams and lately i've noticed that i'm oily around the t-zone and i've had the or four pimples on my forehead this past month which is very unusual. I've thought about whether it's the products, the birth control or if my skin is just changing. I stopped using the face cream and any moisturizers all together for my t-zone but i still get oily after a few hours.    What's going on with my skin and how do i control the oil?         
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I know this is solved already but it's possible you dehydrated your skin too much so it produced more oil. When you over strip your skin of moisture, your skin creates m... see post
Ole Henriksen Set for Combination-oily skin
I purchased the Ole Henriksen Brighter Truth Brightening Essentials Set and have been using it daily for a month now. I've noticed that it seems to have caused my skin to breakout in blemishes. I usually use products for Combination-oily skin, and the sales person told me to give this one a try. Should I be using a different collection from Ole Henriksen?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 I'm a fan of Ole Henriksen Truth Serum. The cream moisturizer is better for dry combination skin. If you have oily combination skin then try a gel cream like Clinique M... see post
Skincare options
Hello, I have sensitive skin and dry to normal combination.   I am looking for something that I won't break out with and I'm finding a hard time doing that. I am also looking for something to hydrate my skin and remove the imperfections and brighten it up a bit. So far I've tried Ren and Olehendrikson and none seem to do the job, I end up getting a few red spots and pimples   Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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BEAUTY MAVEN tvisram / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you for your feedback!! Appreciate it :) see post
Which primer?
I will be going to Hawaii for a month and I think that due to the humidity I will need a primer to ensure my makeup has some staying power. Right now I am using the NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and it lasts for me without any primer until about 3-4pm when applied at 7 am. I am in between choosing three different primer options at the moment. Any thoughts on the following:   Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Ultra Smoothing Primer  http://www.sephora.com/beauty-amplifier-ultra-smoothing-primer-P412147?skuId=1829274&icid2=products%...   Cover FX Calming Primer  http://www.sephora.com/calming-primer-P388019?skuId=1641281&icid2=products%20grid 388019   NARS Pore & Shine & Control Primer   http://www.sephora.com/pore-shine-control-primer-P415963?skuId=1900117&icid2=products%20grid 415963   Or any other recommended primer? I do have oily skin when it comes to the afternoon and more dry in the morning.        
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Clarins primer all the way! If you have oily or dry skin, then Hourglass mineral veil/no.28 are awesome, but for combo skin, Clarins for me.   You can go try them on y... see post
about makeup which shade is to use
hello ladies...ii need some help from you..mine is dark brown skintone and combination skin..please prefer me which type of makeup products should i use for face  make up
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @kittu    We won't be able to recommend from that description..   is there a foundation you have, or have tried, that was the right color? If so, let us know the ... see post
Lightweight Nighttime Moisturizer for Combo Skin
I've got combination (oily tzone, pretty much dry everywhere) and acne prone skin. I have a mattifying moisturizer for the day (Mural Oil-Free Mattifier) but now I need a moisturizer at night that won't clog pores but will also hydrate overnight. I've tried a ton of oil-free moisturizers that feel like they're clogging my pores and when I wake up in the morning, doesn't hydrate my dry areas. Suggestions, anyone?   P.S. I'm trying to avoid moisturizers with a bit of acne medication on them as I am already using topical creams and they aren't hydrating enough for my already kinda dry skin
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
CeraVe PM is a well kept secret see post
NEED NEW CLEANSER SOS
Since the ole Henriksen aloe Vera deep cleanser has been discontinued *tears* i am looking for a new cleanser to use both in the morning and at night. I have normal to combo skin - my skin can be oily on some days and dry on others - i get these bumps on my face i'm not even sure what they are and i have large pores. I want a deep clean! Any recommendations?!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, kayluh!   If you're looking for a more mild, gentle cleanser to take the place of the discontinued Ole formula, I'd recommend checking into Skin Laundry's Gentle F... see post
Desperately need a new routine!
I'm in my 30's and need to update both my AM and PM routine but I feel overwhelmed looking through all of Sephora's products and reading reviews.  I have combination/normal skin and my main concerns are anti-aging and fine lines - I want to make sure I'm doing what I can now to prevent these in the future.  I was also looking at getting a new cleanser (Boscia Black Cleanser) and was wondering if it's recommended?  Any suggestions??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@jc83, oh I'm the same! I've linked below to a bunch of products that you may like. Some of them are my favorites like the Neogen sunscreen and the Sephora Collection fa... see post
Teen Skincare?!?
We're told from an early age to start protecting our skin, but what exactly does that mean? I'm in high school, so I don't need to many fancy skin treatments, though I still want to keep my skin in top condition. Here is my current skincare routine:   Morning: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Origins Ginzing Eye Cream   Night: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel   Any suggestions for different products or additions to my routine?  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mballerina!   I would highly recommend incorporating SPF into your day time regimen through either a sunscreen layered after your Clinique moisturizer or finding a... see post
VEGAN alternative to Philosophy Purity face wash
I originally posted this in the Products section but I'm not sure it was the right place, so am reposting here:   I'd like to hear some recommendations for a VEGAN face wash you use that is similar to Philosophy's Purity: not an oil or milk cleanser, not foaming, but somewhere in between like Purity, that doesn't dry out your skin but still cleanses well. Thanks! ETA: I'd like to find something that Sephora sells, if possible. And I don't even care if it's all-natural or organic, just as long as it's vegan. ETA: Answered here if anyone would like similar info! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/philosophy-purity-VEGAN-face-wash-alternative/td-p/2708636
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BEAUTY BUFF kate123 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi! I forgot to edit my original post to say that I had great replies (and a fun convo!) here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/philosophy-purity-VEGAN-face-wash... see post
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox oil vs. Caudalie Vine[Activ] Overnight Detox Night Oil
Can someone tell me the difference between these two? I've been using the C15 oil and I just want to know if the new one can work for me as well.
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HALL OF FAMER MlleCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Natalia21:  A bit late, but here are the screenshots taken from both Sephora and Caudalie's direct site.  Both oils are actually still on Sephora's website, if you're i... see post
Deep Cleaning Cleanser
Hello! I'm looking for the perfect cleanser. I wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis and as a result I need something to really deep clean my pores, but something that won't strip my skin - I have slightly sensitive skin that's combination. It definitely has its dry areas, but I can get oily especially when I wear makeup in the t-zone. My ideal cleanser would lightly exfoliate, but nothing too harsh. Suggestions? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS quspork / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
To remove full-face makeup and really cleanse the skin, I highly recommend double cleansing. Start with an oil to help take the makeup off. I prefer The Face Shop's Rice... see post
is it possible to build up dead skin everyday?
is it safe to scrub everyday in the shower?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Farah03!   Are you referring to using an exfoliator on your face daily or for your body?   While everyone's skin has a natural cycle in which topical layers are ... see post
Q. Night Time Moisturizer? Help!
I am looking for a new night time moisturizer. I have noticed that my skin has become duller, and my skin texture has become more uneven. So I am looking for something to help brighten and  help with skin texture.   Hoping for some insight on night time treatments, maybe even some kind of serum.... just not sure what to look for.
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Help with skincare routine please
I am 40 with combo normal to oily in the T-zone skin. I have a tendency to get dehydrated skin, as I have allergies and take meds everyday. My skin is sensitive, and I also have mild rosacea/acne prone. I don't use primers as they tend to make me break out. I find that anything too active is a no go for me.  I recently had a terrible experience using Clinique's Moisture Surge - Hello Roscaea. Like the worst flare I have ever had. This is what I am using and it doesn't irritate my skin. I have some holes and am looking for some help please, thank you in advance! From Sephora or not, I have tried a lot of products and I really want my skin to be calm, glowy and just look good!    Morning: Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk Toner? Serum? Moisturizer that can prep skin for makeup.? SanRe Eye Candy   Night: Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing OIl Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser with my Clarisonic Toner or Essence? Sunday Riley Luna Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream Some nights I mix in Cliniques Smart Treatment Oil in my Moisturizer for an added boost SanRe Eye Candy   Mask: PTR Rose Stem Cell Mask (Any Other Suggestions for pores?)
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BEAUTY MASTER Amysangel / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I will definitely send you a PM once I try some of these products and see how my skin is coming along. Since I had such the bad flare with my rosacea last night I put Lu... see post
Hey Huda! I wanted to ask you whats the best moisturiser in your opinion for a 16 year old who is starting to take more care of her skin??
candacebt HOST / HOST HOST / replied
Hi jade5555 - If you want to ask Huda a question directly, please post it in this thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Live-Chat-with-Huda-Beauty/td-p... see post
how to balance oily and dry skin at the same time?
HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@stepahnie2   Have you diagnosed your skin correctly?  Your description often tends to be oily skin that is dehydrated.  So it starts of feeling "dry" (and tight), and... see post
Help with both face and eye moisturizers!! IT cosmetics vs Fresh vs Dr. Jart+
Hi there,   I am on the hunt for a new face moisturizer and eye cream. I have pretty normal skin. Sometimes I have clogged pores, but I wouldn't say I am necessarily acne prone. I've been using a face wash with a low dose of benzoyl peroxide, and it seems to be doing the trick. I want both the eye cream and face moisturizer to work for day and night. I also don't want the eye cream to cause milia or the face moisturizer to sit too heavy on the skin. I am only 21, but I still want products with anti aging benefits as preventative measure. Have you used any of these products/which would you recommend the most?    1. IT Cosmetics - Confidence in a cream  2. IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream 3. Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve face cream  4. Fresh  - Lotus Youth Preserve eye cream 5. Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream or Gel-Cream     Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I plan on buying products this weekend!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @jmore4    I haven't tried the ones you listed, but since you haven't gotten a reply yet I thought I'd mention how much I love the Caudalie eye creams. They go on a... see post
Skin problems? also too dry/cakey and too oily makeup?
I'm having a lot of issues lately with my skin. I have combination skin where my forehead, sometides around my nose and sometides my chin get really oily and everywhere else is dry/normal. When I put BB/CC cream or any foundation or concealer on my skin is so dry at first and it looks terrible and CARE and then after about an hour or two its just so oily, there's no in between. I've tried so many products and I don't know what I"m doing wrong. I wash my face properly, exfoliate 1-2 tides a week, tone, put eye cream on, use the Clinique dramatically different lotion whats for combination/dry skin... I pride my face with prider oil, use a setting spray and apply everything in correct order with a beauty blender. My concealer and other products are expensive, not the cheap stuff and it still looks terrible. I'm so frustrated with this I feel like i just shouldn't wear makeup at all since it looks either way too dry/CARE or way too oily. is there anything i'm doing wrong or not doing at all?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @jounna that is quite the kerfuffle you got going on! FOundation can be so fussy. I've had sooo many makeovers at Sephora so I could test drive the different ones. I... see post
Looking for a serum or oil!
Hello, I'm 23 and looking for either a serum or oil that'll help with subtle acne scars, redness and anti-aging. Thoughts?!
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BEAUTY GURU jwilk241 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love the Drunk Elephant TLC night serum. It's so good, can't live without it!   I'm getting their new Babyfacial in the mail today so I'll update with how that does!... see post
Skincare Recommendations
Hello everyone!    Recently, I have been getting more and more into skincare. I've been using Olay Complete moisturizer for years, but I am finding that in the harsh Canadian winters that I experience, it's not quite good enough.    During most of the year I have oily skin. In the winter I have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, tip of the nose, and chin. I am looking for recommendations for a very hydrating winter moisturizer for oily/combo skin!   Also, I am looking for a product that de-puffs eyes in the morning. I don't have dark circles or bags really...it's just the puffiness that is the issue.    Thanks so much!
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diceyjayne / RISING STAR / replied
  I live in Colorado and have started adding Marula Oil to my nighttime skin care routine. I buy the Acure Organics brand which is pure marula under $20. I put that on ... see post