I am looking for a good cleanser- not too basic but something that will clean and clear everything out of my skin without drying it out- nit really concerned with actual breakouts but if it would help with overall texture of the skin that would be a plus....... Currently using a sample of ren cleansing balm- any opinions on this are also welcomed!
I am only 30 and i have not shown any first signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging, bigger pores etc). The cream actually helps to control facial oil production. It moisturizes but not overly. But is it ok to keep using it when i do not have any signs of aging yet? Thank you.
I am looking for any type of skin care advice and products for my normal/combo skin. It's more on normal side since I only have a slight shine on T-zone, no dryness on cheeks. I heard Neutrogena one is good but don't know which one to choose cause I want to go for either daily moisturizer or for sensitive skin (with spf of course) Any advice on toners, cleansers, moisturizers for my skin would be highly appreciated! I am 19 y.o. so don't want anything harmful for my skin.
I am currently trying to figure out how i get that smooth hydrated skin ive been wanting forever! I cant seem to figure out exactly what products to use or what issues my skin is having..... I seem to have combination skin but more on the dry side (for example i have been wearing makeup all day and only a little oil shows on an oil blotting sheet).... my dry areas consist of around my nose,chin, and cheeks- my skin is not smooth to the touch, yet it is not breakouts that are making it bumpy- when i apply makeup it looks dry, cakey, and not glowing..... and i can see tons of little white dots or plugs in my skin my routine consists of.... clarisonic with cashmere brush head- maybe every other day peter thomas roth gentle complexion correction pads- 1 a week dr jart water sure gel moisturizer dr jart water fuse sleeping mask- 2 a week ole henriksen- walnut scrub- maybe 2 a week cleanser- currently a sample of ren cleansing balm but not sure if its right?? also have fresh soy cleanser..... topical retinoid cream from dermatologist- every other day at night ' any suggestions???
I have been wanting a toner that really works.i do have acne prone skin..and im fighting acne scars too so i cant decide between fresh toner or murad essential c toner..also if you guys have any suggestions on which one is your most tried and trusted toner...that would be awesome!!!
I have tried so many moisturizers in my life but I can just never find the perfect one. I am seriously willing to pay anything for a moisturizer that will ACTUALLY control/get rid of my oil and rebalance my skin while hydrating at the same time. As long as it's worth the money. I went to Kiehl's and they used their moisture level checker (or whatever) on me and I got a pretty bad score. Of course I don't know if it's reliable since it seems pretty gimmicky but my skin does seem pretty dehydrated. Background on my skin: -VERY oily in the t-zone, relatively normal around the cheeks -slight dryness/flakiness around the mouth area in the winter -very acne prone, blackheads on nose Currently, I just use toner and moisturizer in the morning. I got three samples from Sephora (Ren's Clarimatte, Kate Sommerville's Oil Free Moisturizer, and Origins Zero Oil Moisturizer). I have been trialing the Ren moisturizer for a few days now and I've noticed that my nose and mouth have become horrendously flaky and dry. Not sure if it's due to the moisturizer since it's always been dry, but it's been more so lately. I will be trying the other 2 samples in the next few days though. At night, I use my Clarisonic, but my routine is the same (plus the Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, which seems to be working well). So far from Sephora I've tried: Murad's Oil Controlling Mattifier (didn't really control oil well) Hope In A Jar (too dewy for daytime) FAB's Ultra Repair Cream (also too dewy for day time, didn't blow me away) Embryollise Lait-Creme (slightly hydrating, but too dewy for daytime) Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel (gave me hives ) Tarte Maracuja Oil (didn't really help my skin) The ones that were too dewy didn't seem to make a huge difference either when used at night, and if it made a difference, it was too small to notice. Also, my skin doesn't seem to absorb any of the more rich moisturizers… it just sits on top of my skin. I also currently have La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo+ at home, but I don't know if that's supposed to be used by itself or with another moisturizer. ALSO open to face mask/exfoliator suggestions or whatever! Any help is seriously appreciated because at this point my skin seems like a lost cause
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have been using my Mia2 for a very long time. It's still working but seeing the new Smart Profile, I am curious to see if anyone who previously had a Mia2 converted to the SP. I have been using my Mia2 for a very long time. It's still working but seeing the new Smart Profile, I am curious to see if anyone who previously had a Mia2 converted to the SP.
What do you ladies think of Chanel's Le Lift cream? My friend, who has incredibly flawless skin, said she is using it. She is my age between 20-24 years old. I just envy her how perfectly clear and clean and uni-toned her skin is.
I have heard great things about the GlamGlow cleansers and was wondering if they would work with a Clarisonic? I'm particularly interested in the black exfoliating cleanser. If they do not work, is there any cleanser you can recommend that works well with the clarisonic
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!?
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!
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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!
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...)
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!
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?
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.
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?
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