Hello, I'm fairly new to skin care and for a long time, i only used soap and non-scented lotions on my face and it was good enough for my dry-very dry sensitive skin. I now use the fresh soy face cleanser and lotus youth preserve face creams and lately i've noticed that i'm oily around the t-zone and i've had the or four pimples on my forehead this past month which is very unusual. I've thought about whether it's the products, the birth control or if my skin is just changing. I stopped using the face cream and any moisturizers all together for my t-zone but i still get oily after a few hours. What's going on with my skin and how do i control the oil?
I've got combination (oily tzone, pretty much dry everywhere) and acne prone skin. I have a mattifying moisturizer for the day (Mural Oil-Free Mattifier) but now I need a moisturizer at night that won't clog pores but will also hydrate overnight. I've tried a ton of oil-free moisturizers that feel like they're clogging my pores and when I wake up in the morning, doesn't hydrate my dry areas. Suggestions, anyone? P.S. I'm trying to avoid moisturizers with a bit of acne medication on them as I am already using topical creams and they aren't hydrating enough for my already kinda dry skin
Since the ole Henriksen aloe Vera deep cleanser has been discontinued *tears* i am looking for a new cleanser to use both in the morning and at night. I have normal to combo skin - my skin can be oily on some days and dry on others - i get these bumps on my face i'm not even sure what they are and i have large pores. I want a deep clean! Any recommendations?!
We're told from an early age to start protecting our skin, but what exactly does that mean? I'm in high school, so I don't need to many fancy skin treatments, though I still want to keep my skin in top condition. Here is my current skincare routine: Morning: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Origins Ginzing Eye Cream Night: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Any suggestions for different products or additions to my routine?
I'm in my 30's and need to update both my AM and PM routine but I feel overwhelmed looking through all of Sephora's products and reading reviews. I have combination/normal skin and my main concerns are anti-aging and fine lines - I want to make sure I'm doing what I can now to prevent these in the future. I was also looking at getting a new cleanser (Boscia Black Cleanser) and was wondering if it's recommended? Any suggestions??
Hello! I'm looking for the perfect cleanser. I wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis and as a result I need something to really deep clean my pores, but something that won't strip my skin - I have slightly sensitive skin that's combination. It definitely has its dry areas, but I can get oily especially when I wear makeup in the t-zone. My ideal cleanser would lightly exfoliate, but nothing too harsh. Suggestions? Thanks!
I originally posted this in the Products section but I'm not sure it was the right place, so am reposting here: I'd like to hear some recommendations for a VEGAN face wash you use that is similar to Philosophy's Purity: not an oil or milk cleanser, not foaming, but somewhere in between like Purity, that doesn't dry out your skin but still cleanses well. Thanks! ETA: I'd like to find something that Sephora sells, if possible. And I don't even care if it's all-natural or organic, just as long as it's vegan. ETA: Answered here if anyone would like similar info! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/philosoph y-purity-VEGAN-face-wash-alternative/td-p/2708636
I use the Origins Vitazing moisturizer every day instead of foundation - it gives me a perfect smoothing look without a 'foundation-y' look and it's low maintenance and doesn't make me break out. But Sephora has been out of the Vitazing for weeks now, and I'm running out! Is there another lightly tinted moisturizer that would be a good substitute? Any suggestions? I've tried Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer which I didn't care for (too sunscreen-y smell and too tinted), and Dr Jart's BB cream which looked fabulous but made me break out something awful.
I am 40 with combo normal to oily in the T-zone skin. I have a tendency to get dehydrated skin, as I have allergies and take meds everyday. My skin is sensitive, and I also have mild rosacea/acne prone. I don't use primers as they tend to make me break out. I find that anything too active is a no go for me. I recently had a terrible experience using Clinique's Moisture Surge - Hello Roscaea. Like the worst flare I have ever had. This is what I am using and it doesn't irritate my skin. I have some holes and am looking for some help please, thank you in advance! From Sephora or not, I have tried a lot of products and I really want my skin to be calm, glowy and just look good! Morning: Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk Toner? Serum? Moisturizer that can prep skin for makeup.? SanRe Eye Candy Night: Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing OIl Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser with my Clarisonic Toner or Essence? Sunday Riley Luna Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream Some nights I mix in Cliniques Smart Treatment Oil in my Moisturizer for an added boost SanRe Eye Candy Mask: PTR Rose Stem Cell Mask (Any Other Suggestions for pores?)
Hello all! I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a good daytime moisturizer that will really sink into my skin, and not just sit on top of it! I recently bought First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream and was really excited because of its great reviews, but it feels like it just sits on top of my face and never really dries/sinks in. I will probably keep using it for a night moisturizer, but I'm looking for something that will sit well under makeup in the morning. I also have rosacea and very sensitive skin. I would consider myself somewhere between dry/combination skin because I have very dry cheeks and dryness from rosacea, but at times can get oily in t-zone. What is your favorite??
Hello, I am going to be 19 years old this February. I would honestly classify my skin type as normal. It rarely gets oily or dry. I do have breakouts occasionally along my jawline and forehead. My night time skin care routine begins with me removing my makeup using a neutregena makeup remover. Then, I wash my face using philosophy's purity cleanser (1 to 2 times a week I'll substitute this step for an exfoliator.) After cleansing, I sometimes apply a mask (I do this about 2 to 3 times a week). Then after that, I tone my face using a glycolic acid toner. I then apply my serum (I use a vitamin c serum currently but I'm going to get a retinol serum soon and then I will just use either serum every other day and switch them out.) I then moisturize using an origins moisturizer. Then I apply tea tree oil as a spot treatment to my acne (I heard that oils need to be applied after moisturizer??) Lastly, I spray my face with a little rosewater. So, my daily skincare routine is basically wash, tone, serum, moisturizer, spot treatment, and then rosewater. My questions are: 1.) Is this an effective skin care routine for my age? Am I using too much products? I know it's a lot, but I want to ensure I have healthy skin when I'm older. 2.) Should I substitute anything out or add anything? Is there any products that anybody recommends? 3.) Lastly, does spraying rosewater at the end of my routine actually do anything? I honestly can't tell if it's making a difference.
Hi all! I am 28 and an RN. I recently changed departments and now work in the operating room, (No windows, dry/cold air). As a result, my skin has started having more breakouts and uneven color. I have been blessed with relatively good skin (combination I think), and with the exception of a few breakouts around my menstrual cycle I have had to do very little to keep clear skin. As a result, I know NOTHING about a skin care regimen. I know at this point I should start thinking about anti aging products but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions for an AM/PM routine that won't cost more than my mortgage would be appreciated!
Hey Beauties, Right now I have combo skin (normal sometimes oily t-zone and dry skin on the cheeks) and some redness. I'm looking for a cleanser (currently using Neutrogena but I had too switch to ultra gentle, and I think it's drying out my skin!) A new toner, a face mist (currently using the one from tarte but I'm not sure If it's enough for my skin), a moisturizer (i'm using renewed hope in a jar, Which I love in the summer but I don't think it's enough for the winter) and an eyecreme (i use clinique pep start but it's not enough for my under eye and it doesn't really do anything for the shadows under my eyes). So please tell me your favorites........ Doesn't have to be all high-end stuff, if you can recommend some things from the drugstore that would be great too. I love to mix it up! Thank you
Help needed! I have never spent time or money on my skin (especially my face), but the older I am getting the more I realize how important it is and will be in the future. I love to be in the sun & fake tan every now and then to get that natural glow and dry my skin to reduce the breakouts - can this be fixed with products? I have oily/combo light-medium skin, I breakout often, I always have blackheads on my nose and chin, and rather enlarged pores. I wash my face with water and a washcloth because it is super sensitive and sometimes I use Jergens lotion. Can someone steer me in the right direction? I am lost in the sea of sephora skincare products.
Hey hey I am very new to skincare so I am not too too sure on what works best and what doesn't. For the past few months my face has looked very pale (as if it's losing its color) and I have also had a problem with the dark areas around my eyes. Any recommendations?
Hello everyone! Recently, I have been getting more and more into skincare. I've been using Olay Complete moisturizer for years, but I am finding that in the harsh Canadian winters that I experience, it's not quite good enough. During most of the year I have oily skin. In the winter I have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, tip of the nose, and chin. I am looking for recommendations for a very hydrating winter moisturizer for oily/combo skin! Also, I am looking for a product that de-puffs eyes in the morning. I don't have dark circles or bags really...it's just the puffiness that is the issue. Thanks so much!
Hi, I'm a student so I'm looking for cheaper/drugstore (e.g. Olay, L'Oreal, Garnier, Clean & Clear, etc.) moisturizers that can help even out my skin color. It seems that I get new acne faster than I can remove the old acne marks, so I never really get clear skin and I always have discoloration/hyperpigmentation. I have combination skin so I avoid products that are too drying or are oil-based. I use Vichy Normaderm line to cleanse and tone (to prevent acne), and I use the Origins line for scrub and mask (to brighten). I'm looking for a drugstore brightening moisturizer to help speed up evening out my skin color. Thank you
Hello, I am looking for a new moisturizer for the winter since my skin needs more moisture. I have combo skin but in the winter my skin is more normal. I would like it to be able to work well under foundation. I do not want a moisturizer with spf since I have sunscreen that I put over my moisturizer. I am 21 years old.
I am looking for a foundation that would be good for someone with combination skin. Something not too full coverage, I would like it to look like I am not wearing any foundation. I love love love the born this way foundation but my nose gets oily within an hour wearing it. The estee lauder foundation kept my face matte but you could definitely tell I was wearing foundation and I would rather use something more naturally looking and not quite so matte........ any suggestions?
Hi my name is Sarah and I'm 16 years old. I'm searching for a good moisturizer. I have normal skin I would say and don't have a lot of breakouts. I currently own the clinique dramatically different moisturizer lotion but it's almost empty and I want to try something new. I hope someone can help me? And I was also wondering if I could use the drunk elephant framboos glycolic night serum, or am I too young for that product?
I'm having a lot of issues lately with my skin. I have combination skin where my forehead, sometides around my nose and sometides my chin get really oily and everywhere else is dry/normal. When I put BB/CC cream or any foundation or concealer on my skin is so dry at first and it looks terrible and CARE and then after about an hour or two its just so oily, there's no in between. I've tried so many products and I don't know what I"m doing wrong. I wash my face properly, exfoliate 1-2 tides a week, tone, put eye cream on, use the Clinique dramatically different lotion whats for combination/dry skin... I pride my face with prider oil, use a setting spray and apply everything in correct order with a beauty blender. My concealer and other products are expensive, not the cheap stuff and it still looks terrible. I'm so frustrated with this I feel like i just shouldn't wear makeup at all since it looks either way too dry/CARE or way too oily. is there anything i'm doing wrong or not doing at all?
Hi there, I am on the hunt for a new face moisturizer and eye cream. I have pretty normal skin. Sometimes I have clogged pores, but I wouldn't say I am necessarily acne prone. I've been using a face wash with a low dose of benzoyl peroxide, and it seems to be doing the trick. I want both the eye cream and face moisturizer to work for day and night. I also don't want the eye cream to cause milia or the face moisturizer to sit too heavy on the skin. I am only 21, but I still want products with anti aging benefits as preventative measure. Have you used any of these products/which would you recommend the most? 1. IT Cosmetics - Confidence in a cream 2. IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream 3. Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve face cream 4. Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve eye cream 5. Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream or Gel-Cream Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I plan on buying products this weekend!
I am looking for a good skincare regimen. I have an oily T-zone, with overproduction of oil on my upper cheeks where my pore are enlarged. I have blackheads on my nose and cheeks and will get bumps along my jawline and chin. Currently, I am using the PTR Purifying Cleanser, and the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer.