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blackunicorn
Extremely dry under eye skin. Please help!
The cold weather has weird effects on me. My under eye skin is so dry and itchy! I have been going to bed with Aquaphor under my eyes for the past few days but it didn't help. Now I'm using FAB Ultra Repair Cream today, reapplying every hour. Luckily for me, I work from home and I don't have to get out of the house all day, except for a teacher/parents meeting tonight. Do you have any miracle product to suggest? Is is ok to use a cream that is not targeted for under eyes? Should I try coconut oil tonight? Aloes? Anything? Thanks!
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kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 You can also use an eye-area specific exfoliant if you have flakes/patches/buildup. There's one in the sale section (I think they're just changing the packaging) that I... see post
bea0t
Honey... Honey on your face
I’ve heard a lot about using honey on your face for its moisturizing benefits. It’s antimicrobial and has antioxidants properties to help with acne, which I don’t have a problem with, and ultra-humectant for dryer skin.   I’ve heard/read about home recopies of honey face masks and have tried my own concoctions at home but I’m contemplating the idea of mixing it in with my morning moisturizer for everyday use.   Have you have tried honey on your face? When and how often? And do you use it straight from container or mixed in with something (what??)    
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
One of the jam jar ones has lasted us three months so far since you need so little of it. I was suffering from sticker shock when we initially purchased it since it was ... see post
msmandalou
SUPER DRY SKIN, HELP!
I have always had dry skin. In the winter however living in a cold, and non-humidified climate.. my skin gets SO dry. I moisturize daily, and have tried literally hundreds of lotions from prescription, to Nivea, you name it. My skin gets super dry, and flakes, EVERYWHERE! Any suggestions?
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oils.  You can even get cheap ones on Amazon.  Coconut, Argan and tons others.  Sadly I need to resort to oils in the winter and lotions never seem to help enough. I ju... see post
Shaelynn
The skincare essentials for a teenager with dry skin facing winter?
So I've been looking into improving my skincare and it's not as simple as I thought it would be. One product lead to another and it seems like something's always missing. Started off with a moisturizer and now I'm getting a skin peel. What type of products do you think are essential for dry skin and for a 17 year old?
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DesertRose0706
HALL OF FAMER DesertRose0706 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
definitely look for a skin cleanser meant for dry skin.  use an exfoliator/peel 1 or two times a week, no more than that.  its always a good idea to add in a serum.  a v... see post
Shaelynn
Good skin peel?
My skin is just dry and flaky and I don't think it will get any better until I get rid of all this dead skin. I looked at the "Facial Peel" section on here and I truly don't even know what to think. Can anyone help me? I'm mostly just looking for a way to remove all of this dead skin without it being extremely expensive. I was hoping to not go much higher than $50 unless I need to (truly don't know how much these things should cost).
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tracygirl64
HALL OF FAMER tracygirl64 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome. :)  The Kate Somerville Age Arrest Hydrating Firming Mask is not a skin peel, but it was able to get rid of my stubborn dead skin around my nose when not... see post
AandAmom
In desperate need of skincare advice !
Hi everyone, I recently turned 44 and I am still struggling to figure out how best to care for my dry/combination skin. At the recent VIB sale I have purchased all new skincare for my crazy skin that does not like fragrance (cause sneezing and plugs up my nose) or most skincare products (make my face turn red). So my current routine is : Morning - wash with philosophy cleanser in shower then use Origins Dr Weil mega mushroom serum followed by Algenist oil (at this point I notice some redness/irritation already). After oil is absorbed I use the Origins Dr Weil mega mushroom cream (very fragrant but takes care of some of the redness). I then follow with Algenist sunscreen then foundation. The only foundation I found that does not cause any reaction on my skin is Naked by Urban Decay (Lancôme BB cream causes sneezing and Dior forever flawless is great for 4-5 hours but then it melts away). Evening: Boscia makeup breakup and Lancome eye makeup remover, follow with Origins mega mushroom cleanser. Use FAB radiance pads (but it causes redness) then use the Origins mega mushroom serum followed by Fresh seaberry oil. Last I use the Origins mega mushroom moisturizer. At the end my skin still shows some redness/irritation. About every other day I use masks and about 2-3 times a week I exfoliate either with Lancôme gentle exfoliator, PTR peeling gel exfoliant, Glam Glow or Ole Hendriksen blue/black enzyme mask. Other concerns that I would like to address with my skin are uneven skin tone and blemishes on chin and forehead (mostly around that time of the month). Thank you so much to anyone who is taking the time to read this lengthy post. I would sure appreciate some suggestions and advice. I feel like I own so much stuff and yet nothing seems to work just right :-(
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AandAmom
BEAUTY MAVEN AandAmom / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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AllAllison
What is the best routine if I have redness and scarring on my arms and legs? Also dryness
jaimelechocolat
SCENE QUEEN jaimelechocolat / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I had the same problem but have settled into a routine that really helped: -Bathe in cold or warm water, not hot. If a hot bath/shower is non-compromisable, end off wit... see post
HaveHartman
It's getting cold out, which means dry skin!
I recently was told to buy Murad as a daily cleanser but I believe it's drying my skin out even more. Sadly, I was told it would;t do so but I understand every skin type is different. Any suggestions on a cleanser to use every day that will not dry out (already dry) skin and will also remove makeup?
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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
hi ! ok. between the clarifying cleanser and mattifying primer you're using products for oily skin. but you say your skin is dry !! it needs oil.    i recommend a non-... see post
lotzafunsteff
i have severe dry hands that are very sensitive. any suggestions?
i have severe dry hands that are very sensitive. any suggestions?
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skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you figured out the cause or had it checked by a doctor? Best to find out the cause and treat it. In the meantime, use gentle soap for washing and get a tub of derm... see post
Kittencake
Matte moisturizer for dry skin?
I have dry skin and i moisturize it religiously but i hate the greasiness/shininess that comes with it. I just bought a full size of Murad Oil-Control Mattifier after trying a sample and liking it but i'm rethinking it because it doesn't seem all that moisturizing. (Duh, it's for oily skin...) Does anyone know of any moisturizers heavy-duty enough to help out my dry skin, but still with a matte and shine-less finish?
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lachaton
BEAUTY MASTER lachaton / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I completelyyyyyy agree with jemly. She is wise and has good ideas!   I'll just add this: for a few years now I've worked so hard to fight off my oily skin. I received... see post
JojoL
SHISEIDO PURENESS BALANCING SOFTENER
Why does this say it's for DRY skiN?Pureness Line is for oily skin! http://www.sephora.com/pureness-balancing-softener -alcohol-free-P173643?skuId=622571 I want to make sure because I have oily skin I dont want to buy the wrong one!! Thanks!!
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rebels09
Recommended Night Cream for Overly Dry, Flaky Skin (age: over 50)
All of the evening creams I've tried recently are leaving me feeling even more dry & more flaky.     If anyone has any night cream suggestions for the over 50 group with flaky, dry, old-looking skin, I'd be very grateful!   Thanks!
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roseps135
BEAUTY PRO roseps135 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My mom is over 50 and layers creams to quench her dryness.  She uses Algenist Genius Cream, NUDE oil, Ole Henrisksen Oil and Algenist oil. I think she uses two oils in t... see post
pine4pples
Q. Good Winter Moisturizer/Cleanser
Hey all,  I'm pretty new here and I need help with finding a good winter moisturizer.  My skin varies from season to season; I find it's a bit more oily in the summer and a lot drier in the winter.  My skin is starting to feel very tight and it's starting to become more flaky.  The current cleaners I have dry me out; I have purchased Philosophy's Purity and that broke me out. My skin really isn't sensitive but I honestly don't know what would irritate it. I would also like a good moisturizer for the day time because the moisturizers I do have are extremely heavy and are more suitable for night time.  Any suggestions?    Thank you!
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi pine4pples,   I would recommend First Aid Beauty's Face Cleanser and Ultra Repair Cream. These products work wonders when it comes to battling dry, winter-weather... see post
ireneh
L'occitane almond oil vs body oil?
What is the difference between these two products as they can both be used as a moisturizer?   I have really dry skin and .... winter is coming!   Thanks!   http://www.sephora.com/almond-firming-and-softenin g-supple-skin-oil-P162554?skuId=1626548   http://www.sephora.com/body-hair-fabulous-oil-P385 035?skuId=1590728
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ones is almond oil based, the other one is shea oil based. I love the almond oil line, the almond shower oil is my all time favourite, I can't live without it in winter!... see post
kbmatthews
Safe face/eye products for 4 year old with dry skin
My daughter has dry skin on her face, and is especially flaky around the corner of her eye and on her lid. It bothers her, which makes her scratch at it, making it worse. It's not eczema.    I'm looking for something to help with her dry skin, and considering she's only 4, safe for her to use. She has sensitive skin, and even more so since it's dry. Drugstore lotions irritate her... even Aveeno and Burt's Bees. And she HATES the feeling of oils.   Also, it needs to "sink in" fairly quickly OR not hurt the eyes, since she rubs her eye area, which could make them sting.   Doesn't have to be something Sephora carries, just need something that'll help! So... any input would be great! 
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beauty2sample
HALL OF FAMER beauty2sample / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This set has a perfectly sized tin of pure shea butter.  You could also try Josie Maran's Argan Infinity Cream. It starts out like jelly, but takes on an oil-based feel,... see post
AtlantaRed
Help! I need to find a foundation for dry skin, with full coverage..
I am 61 with very dry skin.  It is getting better as I have been consistently using some great skincare treatments.  My problem is I want a foundation that covers everything.  At my age, natural is the same as horrible!  Most of them are cakey and have no luminosity to them.  I also have trouble with my skin picking up the yellow undertones in most colors.  Can someone guide me in the right direction?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
By chance is there a finish you prefer (matte, dewy/satin, natural matte, etc.) and do you prefer liquid, cream, or powder?   What foundation primer are you currently ... see post
a35hmb
exfoliator for sensitve skin (29 years old)
I am 29 years old with sensitive skin, new products often case break outs on my face.  My face gets dry and foundation gets flaky on my skin during the wintertime.  What would you recommend as an exfoliator?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Intense/original formula of the ExfoliKate is quite stimulating due to the use of cinnamon as a stimulant and anti-oxidant source. There is a gentle version availabl... see post
Meg82
Flaky eye skin
Hello Beauties, it has been forever but I need help and I know you can offer it.   I have super dry skin under my eyebrow down to the lid. The skin is so dry that it flakes off. (The lid does not get flakey but right above it up to the brow gets flaky).   Is there an eye cream you can recommend that will help with that?  I'm currently using algenist complete renewal balm and it helps but does not fix the problem.   Thoughts?
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lucyshnoosy
HALL OF FAMER lucyshnoosy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like the suggestion to use almond oil to take off eye makeup, since eye makeup remover seems to bother my skin. see post
jisub89
Favorite moisturizing sheet or gel masks for dehydrated skin?
With the temperature dropping in the East Coast, I've been regularly using sheet masks to combat my increasingly dehydrated skin. Even though my skin is oily year-round, it still gets irritated and flaky from retinoid use so sheet masks have long been a necessary staple of mine. I normally use them at night once a week before applying my retinoid and the instant glow (albeit, short-term) they provide is amazing. Also, for special events when I'm willing to spend more time dolling up, using sheet masks before makeup allows my foundation to look translucent (less cakey, longer wear time).   I listed some of my favorites below but am always on the lookout for more accessible (but affordable) ones in the states. Have you used any of them before?  Please share your favorites!   Favorite Masks   1. Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask ($16.50 for 6 masks) This Taiwanese mask is my favorite out of all the masks I tried - it's super hydrating and does not irritate my skin even on days when it's inflamed from overzealous retinoid application.   2. HadaLabo Gokujyun Paper Mask ($10.20 for 4 sheets) HadaLabo is a Japanese brand that is very well known for it's moisturizing line.    3. My Beauty Diary Aloe Mask ($13.50 for 10 sheets) (Taiwan) My Beauty Diary offers over 40 different kinds of sheet mask and is the most affordable sheet mask I know of that moisturizes. The fact that it's sold in Wal-mart online is a plus as well.   4. Base Formula Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel ($13.50 for 16.9 oz) (UK based brand) This isn't a sheet mask but I find the effects comparable, if not better, when applied on the skin for 40 minutes or longer. However, I get lazy and don't use this as often as I would like since it requires more time and washing off. (This mask is particularly soothing after a facial)       Masks I have heard good things about but haven't had the chance to try yet:   1. Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask - Hyaluronic Acid   2. The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Mask Sheet   3. Innisfree It's Real Green Tea Mask   4. Annie's Way Jelly Mask   P.S. I'm not too picky with clay mask - both drugstore and department store brands work the same for me so I just stick with my Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.        
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jisub89
HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
**bleep** it. I saw the pop up and closed it thinking it'd automatically deduct during checkout. Oh wells.   Just a heads up, ilovebears. Shipping is sloooow. see post
v1989
what is the best face moisturizer for oily and dry skin? My T zone very dry and oily.
v1989
BEAUTY MAVEN v1989 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I think it might be a bit of both. If I put on foundation i can see my skin is peeling. Night and day I use my clarisonic with philosophy purity made simple and ole hen... see post
mjuanco
Dry Skin problems
I work in a pool all day and my face gets dried out by the chlorine.  I need new skin care products.  Any suggestions.
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kahkei
BEAUTY MAVEN kahkei / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Do you have a price range? There are so many different moisturizers out there. Do you have any other skin concerns?   Try Clinique Moisture Surge. They work well if yo... see post
jellybean917
Treatment Product Safe for Lids
I already have hooded lids that get dry and can clearly see with my mom and grandma that one day, my lids will undoubtedly droop. For preventative measures, I was using a deluxe sample of Perricone's Acyl-Glutathione Eye Lid Serum. I really enjoyed the extra moisture on my lids and the firming effects. However, this stuff is pretty pricy for my current budget. Does anyone have any suggestions of a serum or product that is safe for the lids that is under $100?
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jellybean917
HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That sounds really nice! Thank you!  see post
mygreathair12
Moisturizer that works?
This is a hard subject to ask for me! Lol I love Algenist and have a lot invested in the line but am very sad to say that my skin is still dry. I am using three Moisturizers from them including the firming and lifting cream and the gel as well, all at the same time and I'm still dry. I have been using the whole line for four months, is that enough time to know if I should add another brand or not? I am also using their oil and that seems to help a little. I am asking because I am getting frustrated. I keep sticking with this line but not getting the results I was hoping for. Thanks in advance. Does anyone know when Sephora will get their neck cream back? It's new but before I could get it, it was gone! Lol 
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laynebr
HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wen as in the hair care brand? If that's the brand you're talking about then no! I meant that usually foaming agents are astringents and tend to dry the skin. Dry skin... see post
katekate2014
ANY DRY AND SENSITIVE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WOULD NOT CAUSE BREAKOUTS?
21 years old, Asian skin, have a dry and thin skin, and can get sensitive(redness and acne/breakouts) when deeply moisturized. Looking for skin care products that can help with the dryness issues, but also not having breakouts. Thank you very much!
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laynebr
HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What moisturizer are you using now? If it's not breaking you out trying adding to your skin care. Layering is key to dry skin! Try using a hydrating serum under your mo... see post
LisaNesh
Perfect Foundation
I'm looking for the perfect full coverage long wear foundation. I have dry AND sensitive skin. For years I have switched between  Cover FX cream foundation and Laura Mercier moisture supreme. I'm realizing that both products are lacking in the long wear-and i'm needing to touch up regularly. Any suggestions?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I think that's the hardest thing to accept about skincare and makeup, no one product ever works exactly the same for two people! I wish the Fusion Ink had worked for me.... see post
MichelleStation
Accutane Dryness!
I just started accutane, which is a very powerful acne medication, not even a week ago and my face is already becoming extremely dry. I naturally have combination skin. One of the side effects is skin will become very dry however I need help on how to control this dryness, since I'm not used to having dry skin, for the next 6 months. Any recommendations of moisturizers or cleansers that may help?!
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Kelsiebay
SCENE QUEEN Kelsiebay / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I can only imagine how much it would suck to go through acne prone skin and now dry skin.   I just recently acquired severe dry skin on my face and honestly F.A.B's Ul... see post
melissaparker
Need advice about night cream
Hello everyone,   I was wondering if anyone had already tried the Anew Vitale Night Cream from Avon ?   https://www.avon.com/product/52189/anew-vitale-nig ht-cream   I'd like to try it but I'd rather have some fedback before purchasing it.   Many thanks for your help.   Melissa
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lanaruss
I need a moisturizing day cream for dry skin, is well absorbed and leaves no feeling of stickiness.
I need a moisturizing day cream for dry skin, which is well absorbed and leaves no feeling of stickiness. I'd like to try out a series of Shiseido. I'm 62. What would you advise?
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kahkei
BEAUTY MAVEN kahkei / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You may try first to change the way you apply the moisturizer. Instead of rubbing it all over, warm the product in your hands then pat it on your face. The warmth and pr... see post
lanaruss
вкн
Мне нужен увлажняющий дневной крем для сухой кожи, которая хорошо усваивается и не оставляет ощущение липкости. Я хотел бы попробовать серию Shiseido. Я 62. Что бы вы посоветовали?
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db5ktv5q
I have a myriad of skin issuesone and
I live in a tropical climate with dry, sensitive skin and I have a lot of redness especially around my t-zone and chin. I've been experimenting with different products and I need help figuring out why my makeup never turns out the way I want. Lately I've been using Benefit Porefessional and Clinique Moisture Surge Liquid Foundation (I also use Missha BB Cream) and a Clinque compact and when I use those products (especially when I use the compact) my face looks cakey and I'm not sure how to fix it. Should I avoid powders altogether? I think my skin just can't handle too many layers of makeup but with foundation alone it's not enough to fully cover my redness.   Please help because I am completely lost on what to do.
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annekevdb
HALL OF FAMER annekevdb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might try cleansing your skin in the evening with oil rather than the St. Ives. You can use coconut oil right from the grocery store and take it off with a wet washc... see post