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lachaton
Maybe I don't have oily skin?! (And help: cleanser!)
A month ago I posted about how I'm searching for new skincare products since basically all of mine either had or were about to run out. The suggestions were SUPER helpful, and I've implemented some of them since then. I was able to pick up a small tube of my regular moisturizer (Clinique Dramatically Different Gel) so I could continue with that and just focus on finding a new cleanser. I'm still using the Korres Wild Rose at night. No toner since it's all gone. And I'm only using my Clarisonic twice a week now, and the Korres Pomegranate scrub once a week. (And I've been using these for a while now.)   As for cleanser, I've been using some different samples lately (deluxe, so I could use them for a longer period of time - Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk, Origins Checks and Balances, and now Philosophy Purity Made Simple.) My skin doesn't feel "off" when cleaning - it feels fresh? It feels much better with moisturizer, but it isn't uncomfortable if I don't use any (and that only happens very rarely.)    I've been paying more attention to my skin lately and I'm wondering if maybe it ISN'T oily, after all?! I'm really only getting oily on my forehead & nose lately. And even then it isn't too bad. My cheeks don't really get oily. In the morning, it just seems to be my nose that is oily and I suspect that has something to do with using the Wild Rose cream at night. If I'm consistent with cleansing/moisturizing, my skin doesn't really get any dry patches, though. Although my chin can be a little iffy (that's where I tend to get blackheads/breakouts).    I started breaking out after using the Ren for a week, and that's continued with the Philosophy one too. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'd like to find something I can use consistently, but I've thought I had oily skin for so long and now that I'm not sure, it feels overwhelming and I'm unsure of what to look for!    ETA: My skin is also a bit uneven with freckles/discoloration. I like my freckles, and I know sunscreen is important with this. But I just want to keep my skin healthy. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem, Lachaton! Please feel free to shoot me a message to follow up if you want too! :D  see post
lauriebos
Best cleansing oil or balm for combo/acne skin?
What is the best product to remove eye and face makeup at the time? I  recently bought Dior cleansing oil and it do not remove mascara and texture is too sticky for me. I want to find a better product to replace it. Thanks for your suggestions
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Bobbi Brown did a really good job on the cleansing oil.  I actually like it better than Shu uemura because its more refreshing and does a really good job of removing ev... see post
AmyC
Will the Glamglow power mud break me out?
Hello, I love the thristy mud as well as the super mud and have had GREAT results from both but worried that my skin is on the oily side and acne prone. Anyone with my skin type have feedback on this mask?
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LivDamaris
BEAUTY MAVEN LivDamaris / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The lady at my sephora gave me a sample of this an I loved it! It didn't break me out and it was super easy to use.  My suggestion is go and ask for a sample.  Just let ... see post
AmyC
If I purchase a backup glamglow SuperMud and ThristyMud now, will it say moist?
Right now I have quite a bit left in both jars I am using. If I were to purchase backups for 4x points, would they still be usable months from now if I keep them in the box and sealed? Has anyone done this before?
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jellybean917
HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Air is the biggest enemy, so you should be okay as long as you keep them sealed. Some products come with an expiration date too, so if you order and it has a good date, ... see post
infinitise
Boscia cleansers
I'm trying to decide between the 3 types of cleansers from Boscia but have trouble doing so.  I've heard great things about the black detoxifying cleanser so I was about to order them but they have "less great ratings" than the clear complexion or the other white cleanser.    I have combination acne prone skin, a bit sensitive, some pores kind of skin, and I'm planning on using them with my clarisonic   
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Black cleanser enough to call it my favorite. since it does not foam so I use it as my morning cleanser. I use clarisonic only at night and I was using Boscia cle... see post
BumbleV92
Bumps around beginning of eyebrows?
Whenever I put on foundation (any kind), YSL, Chanel, Tarte, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Urbay Decay, they all make the begging of my eyebrows look bumpy and maybe a little dry. You can't see it unless your up close. Of course I can see it with my magnifying mirror after I had applied my foundation. I have dry/combination skin, nothing out of ordinary. The skin around my cheeks and chin can get a tad "dry" not dry in a sense of flakiness or irritation, just a bit dehydrated (nothing a little moisturizer won't fix). My forehead, and nose can get oily as the day goes on. Again, nothing out of the ordinary. I use the NYX matt spray and that keep me less oily (really impressed with this stuff!). Any suggestions on what will make my foundation around my eyebrows look smooth? 
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you using powder or liquid?   Powder foundations does high light dryness. If you are using a liquid foundation, how are you applying it? and with what?   As far... see post
VIBrougeaddict
Everyday Skincare
I was wondering how much time is needed in between applying lotion and sunscreen to make sure all of it is applied correctly.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, VIBrougeaddict!   The "dry down" time between your moisturizer and sunscreen can vary with what type of moisturizer you use/its formula and the sunscreen itself. ... see post
infinitise
Boscia's luminizing black mask
I've recently been on a hunt for a clay mask to combat the pores, black heads, and deep cleansing and have fallen in love with the results Boscia's black mask gave   but I've found the peeling off process to be very irritating and reddening (?).. but otherwise its "just right"  does anyone have tips/tricks to use this in a less irritating but still get as much benefit? 
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avengersgal
BEAUTY MAVEN avengersgal / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I was recently introduced to the FAB skin rescue red clay purifying mask, I have never said this about any product I have ever used, but I literally saw immediate result... see post
makeup8910
Facial routine for fair skin, redness
I've got really fair skin that has a LOT of redness.  What skincare brand/products would you suggest?  Thanks!!
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makeup8910
SCENE QUEEN makeup8910 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Wow thank you all so much!!! :)   see post
laurbald01
Need New Skin Care Routine- Mid 20s, Combination Skin
I am in search of a skin care routine that will even out my skin tone (redness in my cheeks I have had all of my life as well as acne scars). I am interested in finding a routine that includes all of the works (cleanser, toner, serums, etc) for what might work for my combination skin. I am in my mid-20s and concerned about aging so I would like the moisturizer to include SPF for day wear.
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Laurbald01,   I've followed/read Lylysa's  suggestions/advice carefully since becoming a member. Lylysa gathers information as one would do for a clinical medical h... see post
Natalia21
Josie Maran oil or other facial oil recommendations
I received a sample of Josie Maran Oil, I believe it was the newest one (The Citizen one?) and I think it felt too heavy and was hard to distribute. Is there a lighter facial oil that moisturizes but isn't heavy? My targets are dryness, skin complexion and eventual acne.
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like to use Boscia Tsubaki Oil during the day, and Tarte Maracuja Oil occasionally at night.    Original JM Argan Oil didn't work for me, either. I think I was aller... see post
beauty4ashes
Please suggest Oil-Free moisturizer for summer
I have combination Dry/Oily Sensitive mature skin. Since menopause I'm having to change everything . It's been overwhelming.   There are areas on my face that I'll have to dab heavier moisturizer on some days. I just need something that I can put all over my face & add other creams/lotions on specific areas as needed.    
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you...I just need to find it, it's brand new I haven't tried it yet. If it's the one w/o SPF, that's the one I think I have. :) see post
Sonny4President
Sunscreen
I totally missed out on the deal - I saw it on site before they e-mailed it but I stuttered buying it...   So question is, what's you're favorite sunscreen? It doesn't have to be in the kits... just in general
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY BOSS MarciaBrady / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've tried pretty much all of the products in the sun safety kit (I think that's what it was called) and for me the Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth is the standout. It f... see post
bkc10013
Looking for best detox face masks.
Hope to hear some recommendations of detox face masks low and high end. Looking for a line up for a blog post with a detox story. Thanks so much in advance!   I currently have Skin Authority and malin+goetz in rotation. Wondering what else is out there that gets good feedback.   http://www.inhautepursuit.com
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lush Mask of Magnanimity is my current favorite mask.   I dislike the Origins Charcoal mask, but I like the Boscia and the black glamglow mask. The white glamglow mask... see post
imfreebird
What are some great oil-free moisturizers/cleansers for sensitive/combo skin types?
Hi,   I'm looking for an oil free moisturizer and cleanser for sensitive/combo skin.   Preferably I'd like to find a cleanser that isn't overly drying or moisturizing.    I normally use Body Shops aloe gentle foaming cleanser and their vitamin e moisturizers. However, I've developed a form of dermatitis and my doctor said its due to the heavy moisturizer.   Help?
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hmm, my favorite cleansers are Clarins gentle foaming cleanser and Boscia Purifying cleanser, both great for combo skin.   As for moisturizers....my summer favorite is... see post
IttyxBittyxMe
Goood foundation and primer for oily/normal skin?
So this is my lovely boyfriend, and for the sake of our cosplays/costumes for a convention in August he has agreed to wear foundation.     His cheeks are normal, but in his t zone he gets really oily. Plus, his cheeks occasionally get and stay red out of no where...so something that can cover that just in case would be nice. I have dry skin so I have noooo idea what brands to even start looking at when it comes to primer and foundation. So I've come to you ladies and gents! Plus, what are some good blotting papers? I've heard those are good for oily people, but again, opposite end of the spectrum so I have no real idea. 
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was thinking the same thing. He's hot, IttyxBittyxMe! see post
Cyndy89
skincare
i would like some recommendations for my oily skin     not so expensive please    doesn't irritate or dry skin (dry patches) cleanses + exfoliates  brightening + cleans pores     
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quixotic
HALL OF FAMER quixotic / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cleanser - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash or Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin. Toner - a salicylic acid toner, like Korres Pomegranate Toner.  Sa... see post
jenfromnyc
Holy grail eye cream?
Alright ladies (and gentlemen), what is your holy grail AM eye cream? I am looking for super moisturizing without burning. And, I'm looking for some dark circle diminishing if possible.
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY MASTER HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I agree with others, I use Tarte Maracuja eye cream and Origins ginzing eye cream in the morning. At night I use OH eye lifting gel. see post
alkapassi
Serum suggestion please?
Hi   I am turning 30 soon,so looking for a serum to add in my routine that can help prevent aging.I tried OH truth serum but did not like much and I thought it gives me breakouts.I also tried FAB radiance serum as well and I liked it bu I am not sure how effective it was but atleast did not break out.My skin is normal with lil bit oliy T -zone and I get breakout very easliy as soon as I switch product   I have been using Korres milk protein foam cleanser (Can't find it anywhere ,so purity made simple for now) and Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet .    
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alkapassi
BEAUTY SAVANT alkapassi / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.I will definitly check these out.You are always so sweet :) see post
ellebeauty223
Best Products For Teenage Skin
Please let me know what products you (teenagers) use/used that cleared and kept/keep your skin clear! I don't have acne, but I usually have a few "pimples" or red bumps around/on my nose!! Thanks!!
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callmefafi
BEAUTY GURU callmefafi / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have a 14 year old daughter, soon to be 15, and for about a year she's been using Murad's line.  She loves it.  Her acne has subsided substantially and I know it's fro... see post
sravanthi
Suggest me good serum for my combination skin
I am looking for parabens, sulphates free serum for night routine for my dry-combination skin, i am 25 years old, suggestions please...   I am considering OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster,  any one here used it? is it good for my skin?  any other serum suggestions?
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Be careful of the Truth Serum if you have sensitive skin. I got rashes and redness from using it. Apparently, sensitive skin doesn't get along with citrus acids and oils... see post
knuevekm
What neck moisturizer do you use?
I know I am supposed to moisturize my neck, but I can't get myself to use my expensive face moisturizer on it. (it's a lot of surface area and I would go broke) It is not a problem area for me, so I have been using less expensive drugstore brand face moisturizer on my neck and chest.   I noticed that Sephora sells numerous neck creams but they seem to be more for firming, and are pretty pricey also.    This got me wondering... What do you use to moisturize your neck?
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If I'm out of shower I use body butter on my neck just like rest of my body and all other time Everything including toner,serum,moisturizer, sunscreen,foundation every t... see post
krtty1125
Self Tanner Application
I've never used self tanner before and was hoping some of you would give me insight into your routine.  I was planning on showering and exfoliating. I wasn't sure if I should moisturize as the video I've watched says apply to "clean, dry skin".but I've heard some people say they moisturize their elbows, knees, feet and hands.  Should I do that?  Should I moisturize the rest of my body as well?  What about the type of moisturizer - thin, lotion type for quick absorption would seem best to me.  Then I was going to apply the self tanner, wait for it to dry and go to bed.   Finally, I want to protect my new tan so not sure if there is any specific sun protection I should use or would just regular sun block be OK or will it take my tan away?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good call on the the factor and mention of oil and scrubs, Randee! Oily scrubs can leave a film on skin and block the self tanner from absorbing properly, hence my like ... see post
deb1113
face question
Hi im 13 and i want to take care of my skin just so i don't break out soon or anything like that i don't have pimples or acne just a little bit oily in the nose are what is a good cleanser and moisturizer for my skin thats gentle 
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aleishamaxime
BEAUTY GURU aleishamaxime / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for a daily cleanser. I have sensitive skin and picked this up recently to tide me over until my regular Korres face wash g... see post
infinitise
brands that are "rare" in Canada?
     I've been trying to think of a gift that might not exist or is rare in Canada.. preferably an eye cream, night cream or something for woman in her early 50s.  She's just my former landlord and don't want to spend too much, but not something too cheap so I can show my appreciation  She has combination skin..
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
haha I agree with you I don't normally think about products that's not easily accessible  but I was just wondering if there is anyone Canadian who travels abroad alot..... see post
pitounesky
Skincare routine - Combination skin - Mid-twenty - Clinique, Boscia or Origins?
Hi! I'm 23 years old and I'm looking for a new skincare routine. I have combination skin (oily T-zone with a occasionnal pimples) and I don't think my skin is very sensitive. However, I've read that toner are better without alchool...  Which brand should I try? I've heard about CLINIQUE, Origins and Boscia. Does anyone knows which one is the best?
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irenet
HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm 33 years old and most people can't get over how young I look. My skin routine has gone through many trials and errors until I found one that works. What I've learned... see post
alkapassi
bumps all over face
Hi   All of sudden I am starting getting bumps with white point in center and some becoming full acnes on my face .Attached is pic for reference.Any suggestion .
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floridab
BEAUTY BOSS floridab / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have found that amorepacific treatment enzyme peel has done wonders for my skin.  It is a chemical exfoliator that really works.  Get a sample and try it. Smooths the ... see post
sydmarsis15
Blackhead Clearing Cleanser/Mask
Hi, guys! So, I'm in need of a mask or cleanser that will help clear out blackheads or minimize them. I have them pretty bad on my nose and I get a few on my cheeks near my nose. My skin is normal, not oily, not dry. It's also not very sensitive.  I've only got one mask that actually pulls the blackheads out, and it's Glamglow. The only problem is if I use two times in a row, the mask doesn't work the third time and I have to try something else. After using other masks, it works again two times and then I have to switch again. One other mask that helps a little is the Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque. It helps but not that much. Other than that nothing else really has any effect on them, though. I've tried Exfolikate, but it dried out my skin and left the sides of my nose raw and my skin isn't even sensitive. It also had no effect on my blackheads. I've tried the Boscia Luminzing Black Mask and the Purifying Pore Strips and neither of those do anything but pull off dead skin.  Sorry that's so long Thank you so much in advance!  
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luvtoshop97
BEAUTY MAVEN luvtoshop97 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
yupe clarisonic with deep pore brush works wonders see post
karlsrose
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look.
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look. I still am in school and am tired of the drugstore makeup. Any suggestions?
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BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Smashbox BB cream for sure. It's so lightweight and looks so natural. I use it all the time when I want the "no makeup makeup" look. :) see post
mirrcm
what is the best dark spot corrector for african american women?
misscg
HALL OF FAMER misscg / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What sunscreen brands do you recommend?  see post