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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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! It seems after the recap you've got a good handle on what needs to take place, so the next steps would be to explore some products, get samples, and try... 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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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
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
Looking for a moisturizer that will really sink in!
Hello all!   I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a good daytime moisturizer that will really sink into my skin, and not just sit on top of it! I recently bought First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream and was really excited because of its great reviews, but it feels like it just sits on top of my face and never really dries/sinks in. I will probably keep using it for a night moisturizer, but I'm looking for something that will sit well under makeup in the morning.    I also have rosacea and very sensitive skin. I would consider myself somewhere between dry/combination skin because I have very dry cheeks and dryness from rosacea, but at times can get oily in t-zone.    What is your favorite??
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Moisturizers are meant to keep skin moisturized so they usually contain silicone and oil that forms a protective layer on the skin to seal the hydration in. FAB cream is... see post
Skincare Routine Help
Hello,   I am going to be 19 years old this February. I would honestly classify my skin type as normal. It rarely gets oily or dry. I do have breakouts occasionally along my jawline and forehead.   My night time skin care routine begins with me removing my makeup using a neutregena makeup remover. Then, I wash my face using philosophy's purity cleanser (1 to 2 times a week I'll substitute this step for an exfoliator.) After cleansing, I sometimes apply a mask (I do this about 2 to 3 times a week). Then after that, I tone my face using a glycolic acid toner. I then apply my serum (I use a vitamin c serum currently but I'm going to get a retinol serum soon and then I will just use either serum every other day and switch them out.) I then moisturize using an origins moisturizer. Then I apply tea tree oil as a spot treatment to my acne (I heard that oils need to be applied after moisturizer??) Lastly, I spray my face with a little rosewater.    So, my daily skincare routine is basically wash, tone, serum, moisturizer, spot treatment, and then rosewater.   My questions are:   1.) Is this an effective skin care routine for my age? Am I using too much products? I know it's a lot, but I want to ensure I have healthy skin when I'm older. 2.) Should I substitute anything out or add anything? Is there any products that anybody recommends?  3.) Lastly, does spraying rosewater at the end of my routine actually do anything? I honestly can't tell if it's making a difference. 
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HALL OF FAMER myumew / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Ashley8663, I personally don't think the last spritz of rose water after all of your thicker moisturizer(s) will do anything since moisturizers are usually the last ste... see post
RN needs routine :D
Hi all! I am 28 and an RN. I recently changed departments and now work in the operating room, (No windows, dry/cold air). As a result, my skin has started having more breakouts and uneven color. I have been blessed with relatively good skin (combination I think), and with the exception of a few breakouts around my menstrual cycle I have had to do very little to keep clear skin. As a result, I know NOTHING about a skin care regimen. I know at this point I should start thinking about anti aging products but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions for an AM/PM routine that won't cost more than my mortgage would be appreciated!
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BEAUTY GURU obnurse86 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Fellow RN here!!!! I LOVE Origins A perfect world with spf 25 for the daytime and at "night" (which I say "night" as I work 7p-7a) Origins night a mins moisturizer super... see post
Looking for help/advice for my skin care
Hey Beauties, Right now I have combo skin (normal sometimes oily t-zone and dry skin on the cheeks) and some redness.   I'm looking for a cleanser (currently using Neutrogena but I had too switch to ultra gentle, and I think it's drying out my skin!) A new toner, a face mist (currently using the one from tarte but I'm not sure If it's enough for my skin), a moisturizer (i'm using renewed hope in a jar, Which I love in the summer but I don't think it's enough for the winter) and an eyecreme (i use clinique pep start but it's not enough for my under eye and it doesn't really do anything for the shadows under my eyes).  So please tell me your favorites........    Doesn't have to be all high-end stuff, if you can recommend some things from the drugstore that would be great too. I love to mix it up!    Thank you
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Ashley8663 / RISING STAR / replied
For the cleanser, I really like Philosophy's purity cleanser. It's a little pricey, but it's very effective and also quite natural so it won't irritate the skin. For ton... see post
Lost in the sea of sephora skincare products
Help needed! I have never spent time or money on my skin (especially my face), but the older I am getting the more I realize how important it is and will be in the future. I love to be in the sun & fake tan every now and then to get that natural glow and dry my skin to reduce the breakouts - can this be fixed with products? I have oily/combo light-medium skin, I breakout often, I always have blackheads on my nose and chin, and rather enlarged pores. I wash my face with water and a washcloth because it is super sensitive and sometimes I use Jergens lotion. Can someone steer me in the right direction? I am lost in the sea of sephora skincare products.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That should be enough to ease into a routine. You can add a serum, leave on acne treatment, toner etc. If you feel the need.   Depending on the cleanser, since not all... see post
skincare
Hey hey I am very new to skincare so I am not too too sure on what works best and what doesn't. For the past few months my face has looked very pale (as if it's losing its color) and I have also had a problem with the dark areas around my eyes. Any recommendations? 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you think your losing color, I would see a doctor. There are internal changes that can cause loss of pigment.     For daily skincare, a cleanser, moisturizer/eye c... see post
I am looking for a face oil that will even out my skin tone and get rid of acne scars (while moisturizing). Any suggestions?
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Look for oil with retinol or vitamin C. Sunday Riley Luna contains retinol but is pretty gentle. Rose is a common ingredient in oils that contain vitamin C, there's Ole ... 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
Brightening moisturizer for combination skin
Hi,   I'm a student so I'm looking for cheaper/drugstore (e.g. Olay, L'Oreal, Garnier, Clean & Clear, etc.) moisturizers that can help even out my skin color.   It seems that I get new acne faster than I can remove the old acne marks, so I never really get clear skin and I always have discoloration/hyperpigmentation. I have combination skin so I avoid products that are too drying or are oil-based.   I use Vichy Normaderm line to cleanse and tone (to prevent acne), and I use the Origins line for scrub and mask (to brighten). I'm looking for a drugstore brightening moisturizer to help speed up evening out my skin color.   Thank you
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When you were oily, it may have been dehydration. Skin can produce more oil when it's loosing natural oils or stripped, it's a balancing mechanism. see post
Moisturizer for the winter - Combo skin that's normal in the winter
Hello,   I am looking for a new moisturizer for the winter since my skin needs more moisture. I have combo skin but in the winter my skin is more normal. I would like it to be able to work well under foundation. I do not want a moisturizer with spf since I have sunscreen that I put over my moisturizer. I am 21 years old.
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HALL OF FAMER myumew / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with Belif's Aqua Bomb! I'm combination skin as well. I get dry patches around my nose mostly :-(   Aqua Bomb is lightweight and provides a boost of hydration.... see post
foundation suggestions
I am looking for a foundation that would be good for someone with combination skin. Something not too full coverage, I would like it to look like I am not wearing any foundation. I love love love the born this way foundation but my nose gets oily within an hour wearing it. The estee lauder foundation kept my face matte but you could definitely tell I was wearing foundation and I would rather use something more naturally looking and not quite so matte........ any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried tinted moisturizers, or do you need more coverage than that? I love the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I set it with either Givenchy or Laura Merci... see post
Good moisturizers?
Hi my name is Sarah and I'm 16 years old. I'm searching for a good moisturizer. I have normal skin I would say and don't have a lot of breakouts. I currently own the clinique dramatically different moisturizer lotion but it's almost empty and I want to try something new. I hope someone can help me? And I was also wondering if I could use the drunk elephant framboos glycolic night serum, or am I too young for that product?
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BEAUTY MAVEN nsarah / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you for answering my question, you and the other people who responded just saved my quite a lot of money ;) 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
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
Looking for a skincare regimen - oily/combo skin
I am looking for a good skincare regimen. I have an oily T-zone, with overproduction of oil on my upper cheeks where my pore are enlarged. I have blackheads on my nose and cheeks and will get bumps along my jawline and chin.  Currently, I am using the PTR Purifying Cleanser, and the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer. 
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HALL OF FAMER mella900 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not familiar with the PTR purifying cleanser, but is it gentle/does it strip your skin?  I have combo skin as well and what really helped me control my oil was intro... see post
Serum
The difference between Clinique custom repair serum and Clinique repair wear laser focus?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Griebel,   The Clinique Custom Repair Serum is for all skin types and it  visibly improves wrinkles, evens skintone, lifts, and brightens for skin that looks fir... see post
Desperate search for a new moisturizer
Hello! I am in desperate need of a new moisturizer. I used to use the bare minerals moisturizer, but since they have changed their formula, my skin has felt more oily than usual (especially my forehead). I have found that gel-based moisturizers don't work for my skin at all and I have recently been using the moisturizing bomb from belif, but am not facing the same issue. Are there any moisturizers you guys would recommend trying? My skin is pretty normal in general. As it gets colder it get feel a little dry around my cheeks and it usually only feels oily if I've been lazy and haven't washed my face in a couple of days.
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CoolGoulTy / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you so much! I will definitely look into those :) see post
Recommend a serum for daytime wear
I'm looking for a lightweight serum to layer on underneath my tinted moisturizer, something that will add just a touch more hydration and make the tinted moisturizer go on smoothly. Preferably oil free, so the moisturizer doesn't slide off. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum for light moisturizing. It seems to do the trick, although it seems it's hit or miss with people so I s... see post
I have some whiteheads on my face i want to see what products are good to get ride of them?
BEAUTY BUFF Metalbaby / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Personally I like to just lay a warm towel that has been soaked in saline solution over them to first take away them pain that can come with them, then I like using the ... see post
best moisturizer
Best overall moisturizer and serum for normal skin but wanting to brighten plus minimize dark spots and acne scars?
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BEAUTY GURU CheerMomma / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Clinique even better range, can't be beaten imho.  see post
Korean skin care that is paraben/petrochemical/carcinogen free
I would love to branch out and integrate more Korean skin care products into my routine like essences etc. but I tend to stick with mostly organic lines. Are there any Korean brands or products that are mostly free of carcinogens?   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! <3
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HALL OF FAMER studz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The snail mucin essence is amazing. It was one of the first products of theirs that I bought and I noticed a difference after 2 weeks of use. Blemishes were healing fast... see post
What skin care routine for my skin?
Hello!   I really need help choosing skin products. I am all over the place and just want to try everything but not sure if its right for my skin!   About my skin : Very large pores!! Tired looking under eye/cheek area "chicken looking skin" under eye Combo skin - I noticed my skin only gets very oily when I have foundation on (?) but feels dry after washing face What I want in a skincare routine: I am in my late 20's and want to prevent wrinkles! Want skin to look very smooth (blurring effect!!) Make pores look smaller Something to make skin fresh, uplifted and awake   I been using Stri-Vectin for 3 years, looking for something new that will fit my skin care concerns.   I appreciate any help I can get! Thank you!  
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HALL OF FAMER pocketvenus / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's difficult to recommend something without more detail so I would say make sure first of all, that you are drinking a lot of water and perhaps try massaging your face... see post
Looking for everyday moisturizer...
I am looking for an everyday moisturizer. I have combination skin and now that winter is approaching, my skin tends to get a bit more dry and dull. I have used Belif Aqua Bomb and was not impressed. I was also recommended Origins Drink Up Intensive, HATE fragrance BUT did leave my skin very soft. Its a mask but was also told I can use a little everyday. Just looking for a simple affordable moisturizer.   Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @m0rticia!  I agree with @NatalieeBT regarding the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex.  I started using this moisturizer two to three weeks a... see post
subsititute forIWAS Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
I was using Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum last year and my 16 yr old daughter fell in love with it because it's so lightweight on her face.  She hates the feeling of any moisturizers on her face or skin.  But unfortunately the Vinosource is out of her budget.  Do any of you know of a product that is similar in that it's lightweight and doesn't feel like your skin is coated with moisturizer?  thank you!   BTW I would say she has normal skin with a few occasional breakouts.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The SOS is more similar to a hydration booster - which are sold, still serum like. Has she tried a gel moisturizer? Garnier has some, so lower price point.    If a pro... see post
De, Algenist, or Sunday Riley
Hi. I'm in need of a new skincare routine. I've noticed my skin texture has changed. Maybe some enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dry patches on cheeks and chin. I'm usually combination skin. I do have hormonal breakouts and am in my 40's. I also want to prevent fine lines. I was wondering after reading reviews for all, which brand might be the best? Drunk Elephant, Alienist, or Sunday Riley? I was leaning more towards DE. Any feedback or any other suggestions would be great. I wash my face now with Cerave. I haven't found anything else to clean the makeup off my face. I was using Philosophy moisturizer, but after 2 jars realized it was not performing miracles. My derm has me using PCA strength serum at night, but I'm not really sure that's working either. Thanks!!!!
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BEAUTY RESIDENT 604Vancouver / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Apologies for the late reply!  Yes, I am still using CeraVe (foaming facial cleanser)! Although I am curious about the DE cleansers, I'm really not a fan of bars! But si... see post