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Great cleansing oil?
Hi, I'm looking for a great cleansing oil that can remove all my makeups, including waterproof eye makeups. I've tried Tatcha Pure Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and absolutely love it! However, the problem for me is that I don't wear makeups everyday, I usually only wear makeups at weekends. Since Tacha would expire in 6 month after opening, I won't finish one in time and it would be a waste. Now I'm looking for a cleansing oil that is great at removing all makeups. If nothing as great as Tatcha, then at least something close to it Could you give me some suggestions? Thank you!   Did anyone tried both Tatcha and Shu Uemura? What do you think?
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BEAUTY PRO CAcay / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Tatcha is my favorite...I'm loving everything Tatcha right now. My 2nd favorite is the Josie Maran which is mentioned below also. see post
Retin/oids - Poetry in Lotion - is more peeling "better"?
Hi Ladies - I used to use Rx retin A, but it's now too expensive with my current insurance.   So last year I switched to trying all kinds of retinols, retinoids, and other retin-y skincare products OTC, mostly from Sephora.   I liked several, but of course nothing with results that approached my Rx (Retasphere not bad, Algenist I liked the combo of acid and retinol) -- but then again, none of the side effects either.  Even with the supposedly "strongest" of these ingredients, I got smoother, clearer skin with less lines and more even tone -- but very little in the way of side effects.  Maybe slight dryness but nothing like the flaking/peeling, dryness, etc. that I had sometimes experienced in the past with Rx.   This month I tried Poetry in Lotion at the suggestion of an SA when I said I wanted to step up to something stronger.  After using it a few nights in one week (two or three), I noticed some dryness and flaking (not extreme, not a huge deal).   Now, my question is - do we think that means it's stronger and it will work better?  Or just that I had a worse reaction to it, but it's unlikely that it's doing more "work"?   I like retin products because they help me with occasional breakouts (less), and they help keep my pores clear of blackheads and SF, and they help fade marks from previous breakouts.  Plus keeping those early signs of aging and small wrinkles (or in case of forehead, creases already!) at bay.   TL;DR: Does more dryness and flaking (totally tolerable, just a bit!) with Poetry in Lotion over previous retin overnight treatments mean I'm getting "better" results/stronger treatment and it's worth it!?
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BEAUTY BUFF Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Yep, tonnnnes of people buy their retin-a online! see post
Mask after peel?
Hey ladies! I have a quick question, and I was hoping you all could help! I have combo skin with dry patches on my cheeks, and am acne prone on my chin. I use the  Dr Dennis Gross peel once or twice a week, , and follow it with fresh seaberry oil. My cheeks are still pretty dry the next day. Is it okay to follow the peel with a Sephora Honey or Pearl sheet mask? I just don't want to over-process my skin, but I do want to mousiest uprise more.    Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Another yes for FAB oatmeal mask! With that said, is Fresh seaberry oil your moisturizer? It's a very lightweight oil and I feel like it would be better to follow up a p... see post
my sister needs a new cleanser for her face
So I spoke to my sister this afternoon and she complained that she's breaking out really badly and can't figure out why, since she's washing her face and hasn't been wearing any makeup lately.  She DOES tend to sleep in her makeup, which she knows is a big no-no, but that's not where the problem is.  My sisters and I were blessed with clear skin (aside from the occasional zit), so the fact that she's breaking out horribly (other than being 30 and possibly being a hormonal shift) is not normal.   She said she's washing her face in the shower, which is fine, except for the fact that she has hard water.  The hard water doesn't help your skin.  Then she says her skin feels greasy all the time lately too.  She currently uses the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and from what I experienced when I used it, I'm getting the feeling it's stripping her skin of moisture and  lipids....which is obviously going to make your skin overproduce oil to counteract the loss.   So, does anyone have a good suggestion for a cleanser she could use?  She can't use Josie Moran at all.  Clinique maybe, but this is difficult since she has such sensitive, dry skin like I do.  A lot of cleansers I would suggest for her won't work for skin like they have on mine.  I do plan on getting her a Mia for her birthday in April though, so if she wants to continue washing her face in the shower, that'll help.
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
the FAB cleanser is pretty gentle and not so stripping (at least compared to many other cleansers). sounds to me her issue isn't so much her cleanser but her following r... see post
Thoughts on Glamglow Cleansers
I was looking for a new daily cleanser.I was using Murad Daily Cleansing Foam but wanted to try something new.Has anyone used the new Glamglow cleansers?I believe the black one just came out and couldn't decide between that one or the white one.I have combo skin, pores, blackheads, whiteheads on chin and those darn smile lines.Any help is appreciated.
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know about that because I don't use that much and it works fine.  I use maybe 1 to 1.5 pumps.  I feel like it will last a very long time.  I have the black one. see post
I am not sure what my skin type is....
when I use Clarins hydraquench cream which is for normal to dry, I start to have acne all over my face.    and then I changed to Origins make a differnce plus rejuvenating treatment. It was light texture. the acne seems gone away. it was okay but start to very dried my skin.    So, I got a Ole Henriksen Sheer transformation recently. It still make my skin dry and very flaky.   Please recommend a good moisturizer for me thank you
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Skin type solutions had a quiz you can take (you can google it) to find your skin type.  I found it very straight forward and accurate.  I also use sheer transformation ... see post
Do you have products with out mineral oil and glycerin?
I have eyelash extensions and cannot use oils or glycerin near my eyes, do you have products I could use?
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BEAUTY PRO ElleW2005 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi there! I have Siberian Mink eyelash extensions and I feel that it is difficult to find products (especially eye creams) that lack those ingredients. Personally I use ... see post
Need a good moisturizer for combo oily/dry skin? My skin is sensitive
I need a good moisturizer for my combo skin. I use proactiv for my skin regimen but need something to hydrate it. I have sensitive skin.
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BEAUTY MAVEN crosswinds / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi Kelly22323   In past I have loved the Kiehl's ultra facial cream. Recently I have been using and loving the moisturizer from Paula's Choice line, they specially cat... see post
Which moisturizer would be good for NORMAL skin?
I have normal skin and I've never had acne or pimple except maybe one every few months but I just leave it alone and it will be gone in a few days but recently, I've started wearing bb cream and I noticed some small acnes on my T-zone area. People told me to wear a moisturizer before applying bb cream but I don't know which ones to get since most of the products are targeted for people with either really dry skin or oily skin.
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Amerikaino! You could use a lot of different moisturizers if you have normal skin! I would recommend looking into the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream or the Ole H... see post
In need of a great skin care regimen!
In need of a great skin care regimen for very dry cheeks and top of nose, but oily chin an t-zone. I'm also starting to notice some fine lines forming around where dimples would be along with around my eyes. My cheeks, top of nose and under eye area get so dry they've started flaking. But I still end up oily around my nostrils and chin areas. It's not the most attractive with my foundation! I'm only 24 guys!!! I need to nip this in the bud!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I won't duplicate the advice below but will add.  Sounds to me like you need the right cleansing routine supplemented by adding a good moisturizer. Brands I like includ... see post
Want to try something new..
I am 23 and my skin has gone through some dry phases and then oily phases. Currently I would say that it is in the normal phase but due to winter quickly approaching, I would like to try something new. I am currently using Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel, Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Vitamin C Advanced Hydration, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Idealist Skin tone. I sed to also have Peter Thomas Roth's Gentle Complexion Correction Pads and I ran out and never had the time to buy another pack. But like many women, I feel like I would like to try something new. My skin is fairly clear BUT my main concerns are: dryness, acne, uneven skintone, acne scars, dark spots. I use the Clarisonic brush but not as often as I used to. I'm interested in a moisturizer, cleanser, oil, corrective pads or serum or both. I have even tried Dr. Dennis Gross but I can't say that they worked since I only had the smallest sample. So please shoot at me any good suggestions.
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lauralaska / FRESH FACE / replied
I love Origins Checks and Balances face wash.  It helps by hydrating the dry patches and reducing the oily spots at the same time.  As far as pads I've been using Bliss ... see post
Combination sensitive skin - looking for a face wash
I have combination skin, oily on my cheeks & t-zone and dry around my mouth and eyes. I'm currently using Cetaphil face wash and Cetaphil moisturizer since my skin doesn't react to it, but I feel like it's doing nothing for my skin. It just cleans it, but it doesn't clear up my small red/dark spots I have on my face. I have very sensitive skin, any new moisturizer/face wash I use my face reacts to. I don't want to keep trying new products because my face reacts big time and I start to get these tiny bumps and end up going back to Cetaphil.Does anyone have this problem? Any suggestions on what face washes to use? (Might be tough since my skin is weird...)
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Cetaphil!  I agree with the advice below to keep using it then add serums or other products after to target the spots.  And I'd try to figure out what causes the ... see post
Help with Skincare Routine
Hello! I really hope this question doesn't come off as rude because that is not my intention. Do Sephora employees really know their skincare or are they only trained a little bit in it? I have a dermatologist but I really don't think he'd be very helpful at determining what kind of products I could use because every visit with him lasts less than 15 minutes and he seems more eager to leave than an eager to help. I want to speak with someone who will help me and take the time to do so but who is also really knowledgeable and will be able to tell me what kind of products I can start incorporating. Again, I really hope this doesn't offend because Sephora is one of my favorite places to be. If I could spend all of my time and money there, I definitely would. Thank you so much!
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mhaia123 / RISING STAR / replied
since u are an esthetician, could you please recommend good brands and good products for dry skin? Could you also give me some advice on how to choose products? see post
Exfoliate!
So as I mentioned in another post, I have an issue with foundation separating on my skin, and I was told to try working a daily exfoliant into my skincare regimen. What are some of your recommendations for a nice daily exfoliant, particularly ones for normal skin?
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Josie MAran has a new powder wash (meant as an exfoliator I think).  Its actually pretty awesome. by far, my fav exfoliator.  I don't use it by mixing water, but rathe... see post
Looking for new foundation set ideal for my skin tone and complexion
Hi I am fedup with my current foundation set which gives me a boring matte look.  I am looking for a concealer, foundation and powder that would give me a fresh glowing complexion.  I am indian with yellow skin undertone.  Can you recommend a brand or options?
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BEAUTY MAVEN redhead43050 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi, First off let me tell you that I have struggled to find the perfect match for myself now for a couple of years and recently stumbled across MUFE pro finish powder. I... see post
Skin seems to be drying out, products, weather?
I have been using Ole Hendrikson Vitamin C moisturizer in the morning and a Kiehls moisturizer at night. My face has been flaky lately.I have used all kinds of cleansers. I am currently using Simple cleanser. I have used Ole Henriksen, Philosophy, and others. Most dry out my skin. The Simple cleanser did work, not sure about now. I wash morning and night. Before the moisturizer, I use Ole Henriksen pure truth oil and an eye cream. I use Smashbox primer too. I exfoliate once or twice a week. I have recently used PRT pumpkin enzyme mask. I wanted to try something more mild than the OH walnut one (too harsh). Any advice on something else I could use? I'm not opposed to using one lotion for day and night. I have combination skin that has a tendency to break out at times. Thanks.
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BEAUTY WHIZ charlyc / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you everyone for you advice. see post
Looking for a new skin care routine
I have combination skin, i don't have any problems with blemishes as of right now. My main concern is that i have very large pores, blackheads, and very dry skin. I've been using neutrogena daily cleanser with the neutrogena organic cleanser. Both day and night. My skin is slightly sensitive. My skins been looking very dull. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Bengkt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My sister has similar skin (except hers is crazy sensitive), what she uses is Cetaphil for all skin (there's one for normal to dry and oily, but I've found the one for a... see post
Glamglow PowerMud dupe?
So I got a sample of Powermud, and of course I love it. I was really hoping that Glamglow would be overhyped. I had only tried the brightmud before which didn't work well for me. Any ideas of a less expensive dupe? Doesn't need to be the same consistency (I don't know if there even are other mud to oil products) but at least something that does the same thing.  It made my skin very smooth, lightly exfoliated, and my pores looked cleaner. Overall just seemed more polished without being harsh. Thanks for any advice you may have
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
The PTR looks new, I haven't tried it either but I LOVE how effective his products are! :) The Origins was really nice for my skin and wasn't too bad. I've tried the gla... see post
In Need of a New Skincare Regimen
Hi Everyone,   So I need some advice. I'm looking to find a new skincare regimen that actually works. I've used things in the past that have either worked for a bit or have done absolutely nothing.    A little bit about my skin. I'm in my mid 20's and have light acne, struggle with uneven texture and have some scarring. My skin is combination and is relatively sensitive. In and ideal world my skincare would clear my acne, even out my texture and lighten my scarring.   If anybody has any product recommendations that would target my problems and that you think would work for me PLEASE let me know!!   Thanks so much!
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi there! Our specialist Zanna answered your question on our Experts board:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/In-Need-of-a-New-Skincare-Regimen/td-p/... see post
Too much vitamin C?
I started using Ole Henrikson's vitamin C Truth serum about 2 months ago, and I love it. I just ordered the Whole Truth kit (moisturizer and eye cream plus the serum) as well. My skin has been pretty dry this winter (combo skin, particularly dry and acne prone chin and jawline) so I'm thinking about adding a night cream and/or CC cream to my regime. Should I use products with vitamin C in them, or is there such a thing as "too much"?
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BEAUTY PRO skate08 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
In diet, there's no such thing as too much Vitamin C; if you do ingest too much you just pee it out, so it doesn't damage, it's just a waste. I would assume the same goe... see post
Sunscreen for combo acne prone skin?
Hi all, I am looking for suggestions for a good sunscreen that won't cause my face to squirt oil and break out. I've tried all of the neutrogena, ombrelle, and clinique ones but they all made my face very oily and shiny and some caused breakouts. I'm hoping to find a nice light sunscreen that I can put makeup on top of   Thanks for your help!
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BEAUTY PRO kas045 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't find it greasy on my skin, however I would agree it is thick.  There is a body formula that is thicker than the face product.     see post
I have combination skin have a very oily t-tone especially my forehead.
I have combination skin have a very oily t-tone especially my forehead. Nothing seems to make it go aways or decrease the shine. i haven't found a good combination of products.what products do you recommend. moisturizers /primer/foundation
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Meme1992,   There are a number of good primers out there that are formulated for oily skin. Most of these are perfectly fine to use for combo skin too! I (like mo... see post
Dark circles under eyes, etc.
Ever since having my first (and only!) child I have suffered from dark circles under my eyes as well as darkness in my lids.  I hate it!!  I have tried all kinds of products.  I just picked up Bareminerals Stroke of Light and that helps a little bit, but I still see things I don't like.   Under my eyes look sunken and dark.  Also, I have (what I like to refer to) as scales like deposits (they are soft) which start from the inner corner of my eyes and go out and under my eyes under they dissipate into my cheeks.   When I was checking out at my local Sephora over the weekend they suggested Ole Henriksen's Walnut complexion scrub and the blue/black berry enzyme mask.  They were out of both, so I wasn't able to get a sample.  I love his products and have many, but not these.    Any suggestions?  Assuming I need to exfoliate around/under my eyes to get rid of those bumps?  Right now, I only exfoliate once a week with Glam Glow Youthmud and follow with my normal Ole products (truth serum, nurture) but that doesn't get near my eyes.   Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi FabinMichigan,   I do think that the masks and scrubs recommended to you will help with the dark circles and scaliness. Because the skin is so delicate, the under... see post
Blonde, frail, very short eye lashes
I'm scared to try the false eyelashes, since they can make your lashes fragile, not to mention expensive. The serum to help in crease growth is known to change light colored eyes brown (I have blue/green eyes)Can anyone suggest what can I do to make eyelashes longer and natural looking?
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HALL OF FAMER BeautyIsPassion / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You actually dont need anything other than what you can find at home! I too used to experience very fragile lashes that tended to fall out before they grew to their ful... see post
BETTER TO HAVE THE SPF ON THE FOUNDATION OR MOISTURIZER?
Hey Beauties,   I just got the Bareminels Brightening Serum Foundation with SPF 20 and definitely NOT IN LOVE with it. It was recommended to me by a SA. I was looking for a product that I could wear daily with SPF. I'm just wondering, am I better off with a moisturizer? Or are there better foundations for combo skin that wouldn't look bad on me? My skin tone match is 3Y09.    Thank you!
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BEAUTY PRO innahnnah / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
That's true! However, I find it's difficult to find the perfect moisturizer with SPF especially my skin is weird. It changes from oily to dry from time to time. Most of ... see post
SUGGESTIONS FOR MOISTURIZER FOR COMBO SKIN
I have an EXTREMELY oily forehead and t-zone area, but very dry cheeks (probably due to acne products). I feel like my current moisturizer doesnt help with the dryness of my cheeks at all, so when i wear makeup it looks flaky and gross. However, I also don't want a moisturizer that will address the flakiness but will leave my oily parts looking super shiny and oily throughout the day. Any suggestion for a moisturizer that helps with both of these problems?!
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Anyone else find it hard to stick with ALL the skincare steps morning/night?
Hello, I have noticed a HUGE difference in my skin since I have religiously stuck to my skincare regime for the past 5 days or so but does anyone else sometimes feel it hard to do so? I know many of you have families and such/work etc and are tired at the end of day or even get busy in the morning. For myself I've been experiencing a lot of pain due to my disability and and at the end of the day I just am about beat. lol But let me tell you my new years resolution has become stick to my skincare regime because I feel like I look amazing! My skin looks brighter/feels smoother/almost no breakouts. And yes I know some of you are like duh but who else feels the struggle with me?
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree that making it feel more like pampering time (lighting a candle, playing 'spa' music helps).  I ask find it helps not to wait until I'm dog dead tired to do it b... see post
Need help with products to use with Clarisonic PLUS (both face & body).
I received a Clarisonic PLUS as one of my Christmas gifts. I've read about the cleansers that came with it and they don't tend to get high ratings. I take 22 different meds/day and my skin is dry & a tad oily in the T zone. I'm 45 and I've bee using various top brands, but I ran out and thought I sh start anew, especially with the Clarisonic PLUS. On top of which, the PLUS can be used on your body, so can I just use my normal Bath & Body Works products?
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SIGHTSEER tuchmalooch / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
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NUDE Purify Deep Cleansing Mousse Mask vs Dermadoctor Kakadu Amethyst Clay? Your experience?
Hi ladies and gents,     I'm looking for a clay mask to love, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these?   I've tried the Origins Charcoal mask and it wasn't to my taste, it left my skin feeling uncomfortably tight and dry, as well as sort of itchy.  So, with the skincare promo I thought it might be nice to try some new masks.   The thing that intrigues me most about the NUDE mask is the purported mousse texture, while the Dermadoctor one to be honest is only because it has the word amethyst in it (I know, I'm an easy mark!)   Anyhow, any anecdotal experience with either would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks!     
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You are so right, the word amethyst does making it sound appealing! Must check it out...LOL!! Sorry, don't have anything to add re: those 2. I use the Algenist brighteni... see post
GlamGlow Brightmud users. A few questions.
I am a huge GlamGlow fan about to open my first Brightmud package after trying several samples and liking the results. I rotate my GlamGlow masks weekly and I was wondering if anyone had Brightmud usage tips to share.   I was wondering when you do a brightmud treatment, do you use eyecream after or just use the treatment alone? How often do you use it? I do get multiple uses from one single cell for both eyes, do any of you do the same?   Thank you.
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BEAUTY MASTER AmyC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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