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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 BUFF skate08 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / 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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BEAUTY MASTER BeautyIsPassion / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / 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
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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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 SAVANT innahnnah / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / 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 BUFF kelloua / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / 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
Thank you so much for your advice! see post
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
Thank you for the reply! see post
NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash
Recently I received a PM from Sephora thanking me for my participation on BT and offering to send me a free full sized gift. Today I received a full size NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash.  http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=nude%20brightening%20fizzy&skuId=1629286&pr ...   The back says: This effervescent powder wash brightens skin for a glowing complexion with multiple sources of Vitamin C. Powerful enzymes work together with all-natural rose hip and vanilla seeds for skin-clearing exfoliation, eliminating dull skin and impurities. With omega-rich acai berry, Inca gold and virgin coconut oils, this treatment exfoliator smooths and softens while refining skin.    Super pumped to try it tonight!
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SCENE QUEEN omgitsdor / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I just used a sample that I received last week, and after one usage I am pretty much sold!  The wrinkles in my forehead that I am starting to form were almost nonexisten... see post
New beauty tricks for 2015
There was a post long ago that had to do with beauty tricks and secrets that I can't find, and I had a great discovery today, so I thought I'd start a new one for 2015. I was changing my Clarisonic head today and noticed some residue stuck in the plastic and wire part under the head. It wouldn't come out with a brush because I couldn't get the brush to bend under there. I spied my Water Pik on the counter and thought "It gets out stuck food in tiny spaces between my teeth, let's give it a try". And wow, did that thing work!  My Clarisonic is squeeky clean with no effort! Have you used a household item for beauty needs that isn't readily obvious?
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HALL OF FAMER lucyshnoosy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also take the brush head off after each use.  I let the brush head and the handle air dry separately (without a cap.)  The mechanism of the handle that goes under the ... see post
DRY-NORMAL SKIN, VISIBLE Pores around nose and crease
I have relatively normal-dry skin. I say dry because after washes my skin feels like chalk and during the day it doesn't every become 'shiny oily'. I am having this issue around my nose area and under my eyes, it looks malnourished, dry, speckled, dark, pink with visible pores, just all over looks horrible! I use vitamin C by bath and body works which is alright for the first couple of hours until the morning or next following wash. I only wash am/pm so to not overdraw. I also have some blemishes that have formed a scar and was wondering if there is aNYTHING i can do to diminish it at all, i popped that one until blood came through and it ending up scaring over the spot and now looks terrible, I have a feeling I can still save it though.    What I want to know is if I should start using some clay masks, or AHA creams, or deeper exfoliants to my skin. I am worried that I will only ruin the balance my skin has. I have never suffered from acne, but during school and stress I am not experiences the odd ball pimple or two. But when they come through, they're screaming "HELLO IM HERE, look at me!!"....so yeah...I am just tempted to squeeze out the stuff and then put on toothpaste.   Are there are promising home remedies you know of? Will applying a warm washcloth before scrubs be beneficial and then finishing with a cold press? I like natural remedies first before I begin a whole regime that I can't go without.  Also, would it be fine to sleep with Palmers cocoa butter? It seems to leave my skin super soft in the morning.
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BEAUTY RESIDENT AnastaciaZ / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Sounds like your skin's natural barrier function is compromised. I had this exact same problem a couple years ago and it took me forever to figure out how to resolve it,... see post
Looking for a new skin care routine
I'm looking for a new skin care routine. I'm 20 years old, and have combination skin. I typically have dry skin, but after time (with and without makeup) I become very oily. I am currently using all drugstore cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliates and masks. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When you first wake, is skin so oily to the point where it merits an actual wash? If not you may wish to consider cutting the morning cleanse out of your AM regimen. Oft... see post
NARS Skincare
Hi Beauties,   I want to try some of the NARS skincare line but wanted to hear what people thought about it. I have combination skin with acne that will pop up if I use the wrong products. I take an oral medication for acne so I can only use products for very sensitive skin.   I've been eyeing the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer:  http://www.sephora.com/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free- moisturizer-P377864?skuId=1478346   and the Multi-Action Hydrating Toner:  http://www.sephora.com/multi-action-hydrating-tone r-P377869?skuId=1478296   If anyone has used these products, what do you think? How are they on dry skin, acne-prone skin? Thank you in advance!
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BEAUTY GURU blushnglow / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi  dmichelle1. My experience with the whole Narsskin line has been nothing but positive.  The toner is wonderful for my seasonally dry skin.  It offers some gentle exfo... see post
skin color match
I am a 2Y04 skin color match. What shade would I be in the 8 hr matiffying compact foundation by Sephora?
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi misjnelson, I suggest the shade 15 Nude (R15) in the 8 Hr Mattifying Compact! :) -Laura   see post
Allergic to Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing gel?
I tried this gel once and it gave me horrible, itchy hives. However I really liked it as it made my face really smooth. That was over a year ago and I'm really tempted to try it again - is that a bad idea?   And how can I figure out what I'm allergic to in the ingredients? My friend also had the same reaction, so I was wondering if anyone allergic to this cream (or the lotion version) knows why.
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BEAUTY SAVANT louistomlinson / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I still own it as I didn't know you could return used products back then and now it's too late to get rid of it :( And I'm trying to figure out the ingredients that upse... see post
CLEANSER SUGGESTION PLEASE?
 I am looking for second cleanser after clinique take day off balm or the one I can use in mornings.Looking for something gentle .I have oily/normal skin with pores around nose but break out very easily. Earlier I have been using Korres milk protein in morning it was Ok .Want to try something new 
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BEAUTY PRO alkapassi / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.I will surely check these out   @chicDabbler:I dont get irritated .Just acne prone skin see post
Oh Wise Ones... Talk to me about Toners and Serums
I am pretty skincare stupid. Over the past year, I have been trying to step up my skincare game. I would say that I normally have normal skin with an oily t-zone. Recently, in the winter months, I have been fighting some dry sections, but my forehead is still oily.   Here is my current routine: AM - Cleanse, moisturize, eye cream PM - Cleanse, FAB Radiance Pads approx. 3x week, moisturize, eye cream   I have tried to skip the morning cleanse but I haven't had good results.   In the past 3-4 days, I have been a little sick and dried out, and have used either Glamglow Thirstymud Mask or PTR Cucumber Gel Mask before bed. I find that I get more zits when my skin is dry, I think certain areas end up overcompensating for the dryness.    The only time I've used a toner was in college when I was starting using Clinique and bought the whole 3-step system. I think I used the #2 toner for combo skin, but I'm not 100% sure. I found it too drying, and haven't used a toner since. Any suggestions for a new toner to add to my routine?   I barely know what serums are, but I am certainly open to suggestions there as well. I have no idea where to start.   My only concerns are fine lines on my forehead and between my eyes. I also have dark circles under my eyes and my eye cream is targeted to help with that.   My products: Cleanse - FAB Face Cleanser or Clinique Facial Soap (I'd like to try to move to a cleansing oil and plan to buy one during the skincare event) Moisturizer - Clinique Dramatically Different Gel or FAB Ultra Repair Cream (I've cut back on the FAB because I think it may have been causing some of my recent pimples) Eye Cream - Shiseido White Lucent Dark Circle Eye Cream
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
you know your skin, if you feel they're too harsh for daily use, then continue to use as you have been ! that said, adding something like the vichy serum that aids hydr... see post
anyone can recommend any masks??
Happy new year Beauties! So new year, new me and all that. Anyone can recommend a good mask for sensitive combination skin for pores? Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT Chaotika573 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Origins Active Charcoal Mask - it's very gentle with very little tingling sensation. Using an exfoliating brush and warm water, it comes off easily. It also leaves skin ... see post
NEW & CLUELESS
I'm new to Sephora, and need a skin care routine.  I'm 20 and I just use drug store face washes for breakouts.  I have the combination skin type, I don't wear concealer/powder makeup and I don't want to start.  Just looking for a good product to keep my skin smooth, clear, and healthy. Help please!
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BEAUTY WHIZ courtneyleeh / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'll just give you my skincare regime since I was in your position just a couple years ago!   First I remove my makeup with Neutrogena makeup removing wipes. I use the... see post
Best cleanser - combo skin?
Hi everyone,   I am 30 years old with combo skin (oily t zone and dry cheeks). I also have sensitive skin with mild rosacea. I am looking for a gentle cleanser but one that removes make up (not stubborn eyeliner necessarily but at least foundation). Boscia tsubaki cleansing oil gel was recommended to me by a SA at sephora. I love the feel of it but it leaves me with a face full of makeup (my makeup doesn't budge). I am now using it in the morning only but need a suggestion for the evenings. Can anyone help? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ jeyrosella / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks for the help everyone! I think I will buy the Great Cleanse set once the Skincare promo starts. It includes a few of the suggestions you all listed!  see post
NEW TO GLAMGLOW AND PTR MASKS
Hi Ladies! I need help in incorporating the masks in my daily routine. I have a combination of oily T-zone with dry skin in the other parts of my face. I have currently changed my routine from everything Vichy to now, FAB face cleanser, FAB facial radiance pads and FAB ultra repair cream because I have bad break out issues now. I have been using FAB for about a week now, it helped me a little bit I think but there's no significant changes as of the moment. I wanted to incorporate masks but I'm not sure how to change my skincare routine. My sister gave me the PTR Skinstant Magic Trio and I bought the Glamglow Gift Sexy. Since these are a lot of masks, how would I know if the masks work? And how long should I apply it? Thank you so much for your expertise.
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BEAUTY BUFF missrubybabii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
You should be fine if you use thirsty mud everyday , it will hydrate the skin and shouldn't be a problem if you use it every night . see post
eye creams
I am 51.  Recently my eyes both bottom and especially the top are severely swollen.  On the top, they are so dry they are cracking (gross, sorry) along the edge.  What is the best product for this. I haven't changed anything with my moisturizers or makeup.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thats a great idea for broken and cracked skin!  see post
looking for new skin care routine
I am looking for a new skin care routine / products for 30's combo skin (leaning oily).   In the past ive used Mary Kay and Clinique products. I dont like Clinique's moisturizer at all.    I currently use the Boscia konjac sponge with my cleanser and like it alot, but I haven tried any of thier other products.  I am also intrigued by the Fresh line. .... Im just starting to learn more about skin care and my options, so any suggestions and advice are very welcome.   At minimum I want a cleanser, exfoliant, a toner, and a moisturizer.  Im an interested in possibly pursuing other products as well.   Also, is it best to stay within a singke product line or mix it up?
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BEAUTY GURU trucie / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Have you tried the IOPE enzyme treatment wash? It's kinda similar to this. And IOPE is a sub-line of AP.  I need some comparison hmmm. see post
Combo skin
My skin is so wierd. I have dry flakey patches, but once i apply foundation, I get very oily. How can I solve this issue?
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi beautyroyalty ! it sounds as if your skin is dehydrated and in need of exfoliation. could you let us know what your current skincare routine is, it will help us hone ... see post
Pre-Wedding Skin Care Routine
I am looking for recommendations for my friend who is getting married in May. She doesn't really have a skin care routine (just washes with a Clean and Clear foaming wash and goes to bed...), and she wants to amp it up to have glowy skin for her wedding. She has normal skin and doesn't really suffer from breakouts (lucky girl!).   I have my own AM/PM skin routine for my combo/oily/acne prone skin, but it would be too intense for her.   So I would love some suggestions for a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer for normal skin and the routine for which to use them. Drugstore, high end, or a mix of the two would be fine. Her biggest issues are dullness and some blackheads on and around her nose.    Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you know if she washes just once or twice a day?    If her issues are dullness and blackheads in the nose region, my two suggestions would be to have her begin exfo... see post
Skin Care Routine
Hello! My name is Emma and I am 19 about to turn 20 in February. I have normal skin and I am looking into a great skin care routine. I rarely ever break out and when I do it is only one pimple at a time. I do however have white heads. I normally just use drugstore products but now that I am almost 20 I want to treat my skin better and give it some love. I am looking for an every day cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and anything else anyone recommends. Thank you for your help!
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BEAUTY SAVANT sephoraaaaa / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
My only advice, sunscreen!  see post