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VIBrougeaddict
Everyday Skincare
I was wondering how much time is needed in between applying lotion and sunscreen to make sure all of it is applied correctly.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, VIBrougeaddict!   The "dry down" time between your moisturizer and sunscreen can vary with what type of moisturizer you use/its formula and the sunscreen itself. ... see post
infinitise
Boscia's luminizing black mask
I've recently been on a hunt for a clay mask to combat the pores, black heads, and deep cleansing and have fallen in love with the results Boscia's black mask gave   but I've found the peeling off process to be very irritating and reddening (?).. but otherwise its "just right"  does anyone have tips/tricks to use this in a less irritating but still get as much benefit? 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for your opinion :)  yes it did feel like my face was getting slapped from it being pulled so hard :(  I kept it on for almost 40min to hour because I though... see post
makeup8910
Facial routine for fair skin, redness
I've got really fair skin that has a LOT of redness.  What skincare brand/products would you suggest?  Thanks!!
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@makeup8910   "..I've got really fair skin that has a LOT of redness..."   Have you seen a dermatologist to rule out Subtype1 Facial Rosacea? Once you get that out ... see post
laurbald01
Need New Skin Care Routine- Mid 20s, Combination Skin
I am in search of a skin care routine that will even out my skin tone (redness in my cheeks I have had all of my life as well as acne scars). I am interested in finding a routine that includes all of the works (cleanser, toner, serums, etc) for what might work for my combination skin. I am in my mid-20s and concerned about aging so I would like the moisturizer to include SPF for day wear.
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Laurbald01,   I've followed/read Lylysa's  suggestions/advice carefully since becoming a member. Lylysa gathers information as one would do for a clinical medical h... see post
Natalia21
Josie Maran oil or other facial oil recommendations
I received a sample of Josie Maran Oil, I believe it was the newest one (The Citizen one?) and I think it felt too heavy and was hard to distribute. Is there a lighter facial oil that moisturizes but isn't heavy? My targets are dryness, skin complexion and eventual acne.
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like to use Boscia Tsubaki Oil during the day, and Tarte Maracuja Oil occasionally at night.    Original JM Argan Oil didn't work for me, either. I think I was aller... see post
JustEricaAnne
I need help with my skin care routine please!
Hey guys, I'm wondering if it's ok to use multiple face cleansers?   I'm currently using Cerave foaming facial cleanser and I like it but I've also just ordered Purity by Philosophy and Checks and Balances by Origins (product junkie)!   Would it be ok to rotate through these cleansers? If so, how often should I switch them?   I've read that your face may get used to a cleanser so you should switch but I've also heard it can be quite bad for your skin. So confusing   Thanks in advance for all the help!
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mochi813
BEAUTY MAVEN mochi813 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
It really depends on your skin. I have incredibly dry and sensitive skin and I use two cleansers:    Josie Maran Argan Oil Cleanser Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial... see post
beauty4ashes
Please suggest Oil-Free moisturizer for summer
I have combination Dry/Oily Sensitive mature skin. Since menopause I'm having to change everything . It's been overwhelming.   There are areas on my face that I'll have to dab heavier moisturizer on some days. I just need something that I can put all over my face & add other creams/lotions on specific areas as needed.    
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you...I just need to find it, it's brand new I haven't tried it yet. If it's the one w/o SPF, that's the one I think I have. :) see post
Sonny4President
Sunscreen
I totally missed out on the deal - I saw it on site before they e-mailed it but I stuttered buying it...   So question is, what's you're favorite sunscreen? It doesn't have to be in the kits... just in general
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY PRO MarciaBrady / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I've tried pretty much all of the products in the sun safety kit (I think that's what it was called) and for me the Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth is the standout. It f... see post
IttyxBittyxMe
Goood foundation and primer for oily/normal skin?
So this is my lovely boyfriend, and for the sake of our cosplays/costumes for a convention in August he has agreed to wear foundation.     His cheeks are normal, but in his t zone he gets really oily. Plus, his cheeks occasionally get and stay red out of no where...so something that can cover that just in case would be nice. I have dry skin so I have noooo idea what brands to even start looking at when it comes to primer and foundation. So I've come to you ladies and gents! Plus, what are some good blotting papers? I've heard those are good for oily people, but again, opposite end of the spectrum so I have no real idea. 
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was thinking the same thing. He's hot, IttyxBittyxMe! see post
bkc10013
Looking for best detox face masks.
Hope to hear some recommendations of detox face masks low and high end. Looking for a line up for a blog post with a detox story. Thanks so much in advance!   I currently have Skin Authority and malin+goetz in rotation. Wondering what else is out there that gets good feedback.   http://www.inhautepursuit.com
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lush Mask of Magnanimity is my current favorite mask.   I dislike the Origins Charcoal mask, but I like the Boscia and the black glamglow mask. The white glamglow mask... see post
imfreebird
What are some great oil-free moisturizers/cleansers for sensitive/combo skin types?
Hi,   I'm looking for an oil free moisturizer and cleanser for sensitive/combo skin.   Preferably I'd like to find a cleanser that isn't overly drying or moisturizing.    I normally use Body Shops aloe gentle foaming cleanser and their vitamin e moisturizers. However, I've developed a form of dermatitis and my doctor said its due to the heavy moisturizer.   Help?
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hmm, my favorite cleansers are Clarins gentle foaming cleanser and Boscia Purifying cleanser, both great for combo skin.   As for moisturizers....my summer favorite is... see post
alkapassi
Serum suggestion please?
Hi   I am turning 30 soon,so looking for a serum to add in my routine that can help prevent aging.I tried OH truth serum but did not like much and I thought it gives me breakouts.I also tried FAB radiance serum as well and I liked it bu I am not sure how effective it was but atleast did not break out.My skin is normal with lil bit oliy T -zone and I get breakout very easliy as soon as I switch product   I have been using Korres milk protein foam cleanser (Can't find it anywhere ,so purity made simple for now) and Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet .    
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alkapassi
BEAUTY SAVANT alkapassi / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.I will definitly check these out.You are always so sweet :) see post
Cyndy89
skincare
i would like some recommendations for my oily skin     not so expensive please    doesn't irritate or dry skin (dry patches) cleanses + exfoliates  brightening + cleans pores     
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quixotic
HALL OF FAMER quixotic / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cleanser - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash or Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin. Toner - a salicylic acid toner, like Korres Pomegranate Toner.  Sa... see post
jenfromnyc
Holy grail eye cream?
Alright ladies (and gentlemen), what is your holy grail AM eye cream? I am looking for super moisturizing without burning. And, I'm looking for some dark circle diminishing if possible.
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I agree with others, I use Tarte Maracuja eye cream and Origins ginzing eye cream in the morning. At night I use OH eye lifting gel. see post
ellebeauty223
Best Products For Teenage Skin
Please let me know what products you (teenagers) use/used that cleared and kept/keep your skin clear! I don't have acne, but I usually have a few "pimples" or red bumps around/on my nose!! Thanks!!
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callmefafi
BEAUTY GURU callmefafi / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have a 14 year old daughter, soon to be 15, and for about a year she's been using Murad's line.  She loves it.  Her acne has subsided substantially and I know it's fro... see post
knuevekm
What neck moisturizer do you use?
I know I am supposed to moisturize my neck, but I can't get myself to use my expensive face moisturizer on it. (it's a lot of surface area and I would go broke) It is not a problem area for me, so I have been using less expensive drugstore brand face moisturizer on my neck and chest.   I noticed that Sephora sells numerous neck creams but they seem to be more for firming, and are pretty pricey also.    This got me wondering... What do you use to moisturize your neck?
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If I'm out of shower I use body butter on my neck just like rest of my body and all other time Everything including toner,serum,moisturizer, sunscreen,foundation every t... see post
pitounesky
Skincare routine - Combination skin - Mid-twenty - Clinique, Boscia or Origins?
Hi! I'm 23 years old and I'm looking for a new skincare routine. I have combination skin (oily T-zone with a occasionnal pimples) and I don't think my skin is very sensitive. However, I've read that toner are better without alchool...  Which brand should I try? I've heard about CLINIQUE, Origins and Boscia. Does anyone knows which one is the best?
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm 33 years old and most people can't get over how young I look. My skin routine has gone through many trials and errors until I found one that works. What I've learned... see post
infinitise
brands that are "rare" in Canada?
     I've been trying to think of a gift that might not exist or is rare in Canada.. preferably an eye cream, night cream or something for woman in her early 50s.  She's just my former landlord and don't want to spend too much, but not something too cheap so I can show my appreciation  She has combination skin..
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
haha I agree with you I don't normally think about products that's not easily accessible  but I was just wondering if there is anyone Canadian who travels abroad alot..... see post
sravanthi
Suggest me good serum for my combination skin
I am looking for parabens, sulphates free serum for night routine for my dry-combination skin, i am 25 years old, suggestions please...   I am considering OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster,  any one here used it? is it good for my skin?  any other serum suggestions?
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Be careful of the Truth Serum if you have sensitive skin. I got rashes and redness from using it. Apparently, sensitive skin doesn't get along with citrus acids and oils... see post
krtty1125
Self Tanner Application
I've never used self tanner before and was hoping some of you would give me insight into your routine.  I was planning on showering and exfoliating. I wasn't sure if I should moisturize as the video I've watched says apply to "clean, dry skin".but I've heard some people say they moisturize their elbows, knees, feet and hands.  Should I do that?  Should I moisturize the rest of my body as well?  What about the type of moisturizer - thin, lotion type for quick absorption would seem best to me.  Then I was going to apply the self tanner, wait for it to dry and go to bed.   Finally, I want to protect my new tan so not sure if there is any specific sun protection I should use or would just regular sun block be OK or will it take my tan away?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good call on the the factor and mention of oil and scrubs, Randee! Oily scrubs can leave a film on skin and block the self tanner from absorbing properly, hence my like ... see post
deb1113
face question
Hi im 13 and i want to take care of my skin just so i don't break out soon or anything like that i don't have pimples or acne just a little bit oily in the nose are what is a good cleanser and moisturizer for my skin thats gentle 
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aleishamaxime
BEAUTY GURU aleishamaxime / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for a daily cleanser. I have sensitive skin and picked this up recently to tide me over until my regular Korres face wash g... see post
alkapassi
bumps all over face
Hi   All of sudden I am starting getting bumps with white point in center and some becoming full acnes on my face .Attached is pic for reference.Any suggestion .
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floridab
BEAUTY BOSS floridab / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have found that amorepacific treatment enzyme peel has done wonders for my skin.  It is a chemical exfoliator that really works.  Get a sample and try it. Smooths the ... see post
jeuva
fresh and natural
Hello! I have combination skin (super oily on the ''T'' zone and super dry on the chin and cheeks). I wanted to know which everyday routine do you guys recommend to have a fresh and natural looking ! (foundation, concealer and setting powder). Thank you.
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DenyEverything
BEAUTY MAVEN DenyEverything / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and it's amazing. For cleansing your face I really recommend the Clarisonic! It has made a huge difference in my skin! have a... see post
sydmarsis15
Blackhead Clearing Cleanser/Mask
Hi, guys! So, I'm in need of a mask or cleanser that will help clear out blackheads or minimize them. I have them pretty bad on my nose and I get a few on my cheeks near my nose. My skin is normal, not oily, not dry. It's also not very sensitive.  I've only got one mask that actually pulls the blackheads out, and it's Glamglow. The only problem is if I use two times in a row, the mask doesn't work the third time and I have to try something else. After using other masks, it works again two times and then I have to switch again. One other mask that helps a little is the Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque. It helps but not that much. Other than that nothing else really has any effect on them, though. I've tried Exfolikate, but it dried out my skin and left the sides of my nose raw and my skin isn't even sensitive. It also had no effect on my blackheads. I've tried the Boscia Luminzing Black Mask and the Purifying Pore Strips and neither of those do anything but pull off dead skin.  Sorry that's so long Thank you so much in advance!  
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luvtoshop97
BEAUTY MAVEN luvtoshop97 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
yupe clarisonic with deep pore brush works wonders see post
mirrcm
what is the best dark spot corrector for african american women?
misscg
HALL OF FAMER misscg / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What sunscreen brands do you recommend?  see post
karlsrose
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look.
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look. I still am in school and am tired of the drugstore makeup. Any suggestions?
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BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Smashbox BB cream for sure. It's so lightweight and looks so natural. I use it all the time when I want the "no makeup makeup" look. :) see post
blushnglow
Double Cleansing Combinations...
Hello beautifuls...are you a believer in double cleansing??  If not why and if yes what products have you used in combination that have left you with happy balanced skin??   I have  been experimenting first with the cleansing oils (Shu Uemeria Purifying when travelling, Murad Rejuvenating in AM, Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing in PMl)  vs actual pure oils first to remove waterproof SPF/makeup and then a creamy cleanser ( Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser) or a foaming cleanser.  Occasionally I would add an intermediate step such as a mild scrub or salicylic acid wash if I feel I need extra help with congestion.     First I must say I prefer cleansing oils due to their emulsification abilities with water.     What combinations have you tried??
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blushnglow
BEAUTY BOSS blushnglow / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh I see. Thanks for clearing that up. see post
ashowee
Skincare Routines
I finally bought a Clarisonic! Yay! But now...I'm thinking ahhh!! Do I need to update my skincare routine? I have combination skin. Breakouts and dryness are not abnormal at the same time for me.   I'm curious what everyone is currently doing for skincare morning and night ? When do you use your Clarisonic? When do you use your masks? Exfoliates?   Thanks in advance everyone!
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clemon
BEAUTY BOSS clemon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I try to keep it simple:   if no makeup/morning: wash with water if with makeup at night: clinique cleansing balm+micelle water (now vichy)/lancome bi-facil   toner... see post
alkapassi
where else can I find this ?
  I really like my cleanser.It s not available in stores or online .     http://www.sephora.com/milk-proteins-foaming-cream -cleanser-P270709?skuId=1247931   where else can I find it or what will be the best replacement for it ?  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would suggest checking into Ren's Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk:   The formula itself is milky and soothing on skin, making it delicate like Korres' Milk Protei... see post
kiwifsu
Skincare during pregnancy
Hello there, I'm looking for recommendations on a skincare line that is safe to use while pregnant. I have combination skin and live in Florida, so I don't want anything that is really heavy. Any suggestions?
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SallieSunshine
HALL OF FAMER SallieSunshine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What did your obstetrician say is "safe to use while pregnant"? You should probably start there as a rule of thumb. see post