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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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SIGHTSEER 604Vancouver / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / 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
SPF for face
Hi, I was using AmorePacific spf 50 balm as a sunscreen, do you recomment a different brand? I love AmorePacific but I don't know if I'm getting the right amount of protection. I know it reads SPF 50 but I'm not sure if this is true. Also, I have a combination skin and I need something that won't clog my pores.
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BEAUTY GURU prti / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If you like AmorePacific, maybe you can try Sulwhasoo. :) AmorePacific is the parent company of Sulwhasoo. I'm currently using a Sulwhasoo sunscreen and I love it. The o... see post
I need some advice on a new skin care regimen
I am 26, and am usually pretty awful about taking care of my skin. I never really had an acne issues as a teenager but recently have had really troubled skin. I get oily in my t-zones and am dry elsewhere. I suffer from milia, not around my eyes but most often on my cheeks. Also heavy black heads on my nose and chin, with some in my cheek area. I do own a clarisonic pro which I use when I remember. I live in Florida so I get decent sun exposure. My skin isn't overly sensitive but can be with really abrasive products. Hoping for some good suggestions for a full skin care regimen... i.e. cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, weekly mask, etc. Anything to help and start preventative work as I get older!
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BEAUTY MAVEN allieaddiction / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hey! So to start do you wear makeup? If so step 1 is taking it off!!! I LOVE the Ole melting cleanser it is a little hydrating and takes everything off, however it does ... see post
Skincare for 35 year old
what is the best skincare routine for a 35 year old? I have some blackheads near on/near the nose and dry skin in spots and also some wrinkles appearing on my forehead/near eyes?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC Lilie001 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Just follow the basic routine of Cleansing, toning and moisturizing, and use some coconut oil for it. Jsut follow this routine and I am sure you skin will definitely g... see post
Favorite Ole Henriksen Moisturizer?
I've been using Pure Perfection for almost a year now and I love it! However, I'm also interested in trying some other Ole moisturizers (especially Express the Truth and Nurture Me), and I see almost all of them have great ratings. Has anyone tried different moisturizers from the line, and if so what are your thoughts on them?
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BEAUTY GURU prti / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I liked the Sheer Transformation moisturizer. I finished 2 jars of it but I'm currently not using it as I'm branching out to some other brands. I feel like the Sheer Tra... see post
Getting rid of Sun Spots and other imperfections.
Hello!  I need something to get rid of the sun spots on my face and other discoloration/redness/blotchiness.  I still have some pimples and blackheads on my face so I would like whatever I use to take care of all of it. I also have some acne scars.  I am 30 years old with fair skin.  What would you suggest I use?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @abird20,   My sister has spots from sun damage and she likes to use Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. This is a  dark spot serum with two per... see post
Help! Combination Skin
Hello! I have combination skin - oily t-zone and dry cheeks - and I breakout pretty much all the time on my nose, above my lips and on my chin. I also have loads of tiny bumps under my skin in these areas which makes finding a good foundation hard. I find it hard to find skincare and makeup that works for me, and I don't want to keep spending money on products that aren't working for me.   Currently, I use Philosophy's Purity cleanser (which seems to be working well), Alpha-H's liquid gold, Mario Badescu's toner mist and a moisturiser from the Body Shop. Makeup wise, i'm missing a primer from my routine, but I use Nars Sheer Glow as a base, which sometimes breaks up around my oily areas, especially in the summer.    I'm looking for some suggestions for: - a face mask - a primer - anything else that you would recommend for my skin type.   Thanks! xo
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The Origin's Rose Clay mask is a great suggestion along with their charcoal mask! You should try Clinique's 3 Step Skin Care routine Type 3 for combination oily skin! I... see post
HELP! Need Skincare
HELP! I'm looking for good skincare products. I have combination/oily skin. I tend to breakout a lot on my nose and around my temples. I'm usually oily in my t-zone. I use a drugstore acne facial wash twice a day but when I use it around my nose gets dry and some other parts of my face so sometimes I switch back and forth from acne wash to just a regular facial wash. I also crease a lot on my under eyes whenever I'm using makeup. OH! and I get a lot of blackheads on my nose. I'm being a tad bit needy lol, I'm looking for a good facial cleanser, good moisturizer, face masks and also maybe under eye care.   
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BEAUTY MAVEN jquiii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Based on your post I feel like we have pretty comparable skin types and problem areas. I'm a huge fan of Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer which is the perf... see post
need suggestions on a good cleanser and moisturizer!
So the thing is, my nose is always dry and flakey for some reason, while every other part of my face is fine.   I need help finding a good face cleanser and moisturizer that will help prevent the dry flakes appearing on my nose.   Any good suggestions? Can be from Sephora or drug store.    I have tried using facial oils as a moisturizer and they dont seem to help so much, so im thinking something more cream and thick?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tylertremallose, what are you currently using for skin care? see post
Cleanser Needs an Update! HELP!
Here's the lowdown: I don't have TONS of breakouts at a time, but it seems as though they are consistent no matter the common culprits--hormone fluctuations, dietary inclusions/exclusions, etc. I have begun to notice it flares up when I am under intense stress, though. I need to find a cleanser that will help rebalance skin that's under a lot of stress often. Also, I sweat for a living basically, so I typically do not wear anything on my face during the day time other than a bit of concealer if needed, eyeliner, and mascara. Otherwise, moisturizers and serums/treatments tend to just get worn off quickly.   Here's what I use currently: Morning- First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser with Red Clay / Evening- DermaDoctor Ain't Misbehavin' AHA/BHA Cleanser with my Clarisonic    I've tried a number of cleansers on the market, and most of them for the recommended 6-week or longer period to see a difference in use, but none have impressed me (other than DermaDoctor Ain't Misbehavin') enough to buy a second bottle.    Any recommendations on cleansers you've tried and noticed a significant difference in your problematic skin?    THANKS Y'ALL!!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Taterbon,   My sister-in-law actually has similar skin concerns to you and she tried the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser. She absolutely loves it and has ... see post
Is the Cover Fx clear cover invisible sunscreen worth the money?
I am looking for a good sunscreen that is not heavy and won't get me any breakouts, so while searching online I found this one that people say that it's really lightweight. Do you think it is worth the money? If not, which one would you recommend?   PS: I used the past months the Neutrogena one, but it started irritating my skin and giving me breakouts.
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BEAUTY BUFF adorrego / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I saw that, but I saw other promotions that I liked so I need to be 100% sure about what I get. see post
how can I know my foundation shade by oneline shopping
Hello guys, how are you? I just want to know a tip for me to know how to pick the right foundation shade when I shop online?  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mahascare,   It may be best to visit your local Sephora store so that one of our Cast Members can match your foundation shade using our Color IQ device. The Cast ... see post
skin care products for combination but dehydrated skin ??
i have a combination skin but it is really dehydrated at the moment i do have  small and medium sized  pimples on my face (mostly on cheeks) i was looking for skincare products (cleanser , moisturizer ,....etc ) any recommendations ???
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @iluvmakeup1212   , I know I answered in your other thread, but to answer this I would skip acne products and focus on adding moisture back into the skin. Otc Acne p... see post
Skincare (serum) recommendation?
I've been recently looking into the Clinique Custom Repair serum however its very expensive...Any recommendations for a serum for my combo/normal skin?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @kenziehogan,   If you are looking for a serum that "does it all" and addresses basic skin concerns, I suggest Givenchy's Hydra Sparkling Sap Serum. It hydrates ... see post
Skin regimen for psoriasis...
This is my first time doing a post on Sephora   Any-who,   I am 23 year old who lives in Georgia. A couple of years ago my skin had change out of no where! I have psoriasis on my scalp, nose, eyebrows, ears and also my t-zone. I did read on psoriasis on how it can trigger your skin by stress and diet. I'm working on those but as for right now. I want regimen for my skin. Any suggestions?
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LRock02 / FRESH FACE / replied
Hi Terri,   My first post too -- I had a similar situation with psoriasis, it came out of nowhere (now 5 years ago -- crazy it's been that long) first on my scalp, and... see post
Can someone recommend a facewash for clogged pores?
  Here my current face wash by philosophy.    This one was recommended to me   
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
    Hi isabelgarcia06,    I think you might like the Kate Somerville  ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash. You could also try the boscia Pore Puri... see post
Best foundation
I have combination skin, oily nose and chin and dry cheeks and forehead, and I was just wondering if anyone can recommend a foundation to suit my skin that gives a lasting matte finish?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC mascarrowette / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hello,   I have the same skin situation going on. One of the best foundations I've come across so far is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place It has great cover... see post
Masks
Hello, I have combination skin and would like to start using a mask and I'm in-between the GlamGlow mask and the Fresh black tea mask, which do you guyss recommend?
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rosiegil7 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you love! Will be trying these ASAP!  see post
Toner Recommendations?
Hi,   What toners would you recommend for normal to dry and slightly sensitive skin?    Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I swear by Dior toning lotion with velvet peony in the winter, when my skin is dry and windchapped and irritated/sensitive.    If you want something cheaper, the Lanco... see post
Skin Care Routine
I am looking to change up my skincare routine, and do not know where to start. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!   I have been using my Clairsonic nightly with Purity face wash, followed by Clinique clarifying lotion 2, and then Clinique dramaticaly different moisturizers for so long! I have been hearing that i shouldn't use my clairsonic every day.   I have very normal skin, not really oily or dry. I tend to have a few breakouts right beside my chin, and a few blackheads beside my nose.    My questions are: how often should i use it? what cleanser should i use with it? should i use the same cleanser in the morning, and on the nights i don't use the Clairsonic? 
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SPECIAL GUEST lennyh / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so so much for taking the time to give me all of that information!! i appreciate it so much! I do agree that the both the clairsonic and drunk elephant serum ... see post
Korres Wild Rose Facial or Greek Yoghurt Facial?
Hi,   Which would you recommend? I have sensitive and dry-combo skin. Do any of these cause breakouts?    Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY GURU maddieb25 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Personally I haven't tried the Rose Facial, so I can't give any advice on that. However, I can't say enough good things about the Greek Yoghurt Facial! I used it as my n... see post
Skin care product that reduces redness?
I bought Lush's Rosy Cheeks, but it hasn't reduced my redness at all. I was recommended Dr Brandt's Water Replenishment Sheet Mask. I have normal skin, not oily or dry, but I have mild rosacea. I don't mind if it's a mask, a night serum, or a cream, any face product that is guaranteed to reduce redness is fine.
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Origins mushroom line works well for me. I've also used First Aid Beauty products which I liked but they didn't always play nicely with the other products I wanted t... see post
Foundation
What are some of the best foundations to use for a natural look? I usually stick to using Nars concealer and top it with my Laura Mercier loose foundation powder, but I am wanting to try a liquid foundation.
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BEAUTY GURU JoannaMC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I would recommend the Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation. It leaves a dewy, natural finish (and contains ingredients that should improve skin over time).    htt... see post
Choosing between two foundations...
I am having the most difficult stress filled time. Previous to Jaclyn Hill's video raving about the Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation I was set on purchasing the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation. But now I can't choose which one I want. Both is not an option, at least not right now because I am a college student and in the process of moving into an apartment and purchasing a new car. So if you guys had a choice between the two or absolutely love one but have yet to try the other let me know! Thanks xoxo
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I didn't like the Nars foundation. It apply patchily (whether using an airbrush or stippling brush) and emphasized dry spots. I normally have combo/oily skin, too, so fo... see post
Clarisonic Mia 1 vs. Mia 2
Hello friends!   I am just looking for advice/feedback about the Clarisonic Mia 1 and Mia 2. I am considering buying one of these products, but I am not sure which is better for me. I have combo oily skin, fairly large pore, and I have a lot of breakouts (I only break out a little when it's that time of the month). Basically, I am just looking into buying this to help me take better care of my skin. What would you recommend for me and/or what do you think about either one of these products?    
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kaitlyntran / FRESH FACE / replied
Hi Cerna!   For your skin type, I would recommend the Mia 2. I always like to recommend the Mia 2 over the Mia 1 as the Mia 1's universal speed is sometimes too delica... see post
best selling affordable eye cream
looking for a good eye cream, I'm 25 don't have bags but can get dry and i am trying to prevent aging. 
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HALL OF FAMER Mystiques / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Creme. I got a deluxe sample of it, and it lasted around 6 months since you only need to apply so little of it. So I think the full ... see post
Teenage Skincare?
Hi! I"m 13 years old and am for looking some good skincare products. I have normal/dry skin with some acne here or there. I'm currently looking for a moisturizer and possibly eye cream? I currently use Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer which I found out had anti aging properties in there which I feel I'm too young for... I use to use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer which I felt worked good for me but when I went to Sephora planning to buy it again the skincare woman there said it was for more mature skin than mine and recommended me Ole Henriksen?  Anyways, I'm just trying to find a good moisturizer for normal - dry skin and possibly a good eye cream for dark circles?   Thanks in advance!  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DeirdreBres,   I suggest looking into the First Aid Beauty Line. They have a great kit called the Spring it FAB. It includes their famous  Ultra Repair Cream Inte... see post
Super easy skin care for a guy who knows nothing about skin care?
So my brother and I were talking today and I managed to convince him to stop taking skin care advice from our father and tentatively consider using products actually meant for skin on his skin (so no, shampoo is not meant to be a body and face wash too for example).  The catch is that he has never had any kind of skin care routine and doesn't really have an interest in anything that would take a lot of time or require leaning much and his description of his skin type is "I don't know, I think it must be kind of oily sometimes because I get bumps, but not much....".  He's in is mid 30s.   So I was thinking of starting him with something relatively simple like: 1) a  cheapish exfoliating body wash (if anyone has any suggestions that don't smell to "girly" or "like that Axe crap", I'm all ears)   and   2) a face wash that would be simple and kind of moisturizing.  I was thinking maybe a bar would seem more familiar but am totally open to suggestions.....  I saw there was now a trial size of the two Drunk Elephant cleanser bars at sephora and wondered about that, but wasn't sure if a bar was the way to go given that he has a beard and I've never tried them either, but I heard really good things and have been wondering about them myself so I'm torn.....     Thoughts/Suggestions??????
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SIGHTSEER theslyestfox / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT use face scrubs! They are super abrasive and actually put micro tears in the skin and cause aging and wrinkles over time. they are super harsh. ... see post
I can't find a good moisturizer for my acne-prone skin
I have tried so many. I'm struggling to find a moisturizer I love and that does not cause breakouts. I break out mainly on my cheeks, chin, and jaw/jawline. 1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: This doesn't feel like enough hydration. I love the texture, I love the feel. This used to be my HG moisturizer but as I've gotten older it's just not enough. 2. Clinique Moisture Surge: Feels too silicone-y/plastic-y. May have caused breakouts. Belif Aqua Bomb: This is not oil-free and I think was causing me breakouts. 3. Boscia Black Hydration Gel: It was okay...but a skin rep at Sephora told me that using charcoal daily is not good for my skin because it pulls out impurities??? 4. Boscia Sake Balm: Soooo sticky. Weird/goopy texture. Returned. 5. Sunday Riley Tidal cream: Latest one I purchased. Has a lot of fragrance in it and I am afraid that is causing me breakouts/small bumps. It's $65 dollars and honestly has not wowed me in the last few days I have been using.
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Heiwanalady / FRESH FACE / replied
I also struggle with moisturizers and have hormonal acne - mostly on my chin - but I have recently found a holy grail moisturizer!    It's the "Vanishing Cream" by LUS... see post