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Q. Skincare Subscription Boxes
Does anyone know of any skincare-only subscription boxes? I just cancelled my Birchbox subscription, since the points system was really the only reason I was sticking around, so I'm looking for a replacement. I'm pretty picky with makeup, but still new to the world of skincare, so it'd be nice to find a subscription box with only skincare items (not mask-only boxes, though).   I have looked into some of the Korean skincare boxes, Miss Tutii and MishiBox in particular, but I'm a little wary of the quality of some of the cheaper Korean brands that are often in those boxes and I am very uncomfortable at the prospect of getting skin-whitening products. I also have gotten the impression that a lot of Korean skincare products are for oily skin, and since I have very dry skin, I would have to have a box that is customized for dry skin.   I would love to hear from subscribers about their experiences with different boxes!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Have you looked at the review blog my subscription addiction? see post
Q. Skincare Order?
I have dry skin and I was wondering what order y'all do your skincare in at night or in the morning and maybe what products you use to help with the dryness. Also, how long should I wait to put on makeup after my skincare routine?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Cleanser Toner Essence Serum Oil Moisturizer/eye cream Oil Spf Oil definitely depends on the type, some are thicker than others so they seal in moisturizer and ... see post
Q. SOS Skincare Products!
Hi Everyone, For quite some time now I've been trying to find the right products for me! Background about myself: 20 year old with normal/dry sensitive skin, redness,texture, finally seeing some wrinkles, and suffer from breakouts around my period. I need help finding all new products besides cleanser and toner!  I would love to start using serums, eye creams, or anything else.   Another question is when should I begin looking into anti-aging products since i'm only 20?   Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emmykflo,   A brand that might work well for you is First Aid Beauty - this is a great, very effective brand but it's reasonably priced and easy to use. I'd recom... see post
Q. dry sensitive flaky skin
I'm looking for a good moisturizer/cleanser/exfoliator for my  sensitive, dry, flaky patches skin, that breaks out pretty easily ( it's a lot i know)  I had been using clinique for years when it suddenly started to make me itch. Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Sounds like my skin, if left alone (without all routine...). Try NOT exfoliating for few days or a week.  I exfoliate every week very gently with cleansing cloths and ... see post
Q. Dry Skin
I have mildly dry skin, although relatively clear. That being said, I don't use foundation, I use BB Cream instead, but I use powder bronzer and blush. My skin continues to be dry although I moisturize as much as possible. Do you think switching over fully to liquid face makeup will help me appear to look more hydrated, or would it not make much of a difference?
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BEAUTY MAVEN belle67 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I have extremely dry skin in the winter and dry skin in the summer. I agree that Moisture Surge is good but I find that it doesn't completely sink for me and leaves my ... see post
Q. Hydration for Eczema Prone Skin
I've lived with severe eczema for my whole life. I can't keep my skin moist and hydrated unless I use Vaseline which causes my skin to look very glossy and greasy. I have used First Aid Beauty hydration cream and other creams/lotion that do not have the glossy look, but my skin still feels dry and tight after applying. Which then causes my skin to wrinkle and peel. All I'm looking for is a way to keep my skin hydrated without using a lotion that looks greasy.    If there is also a way to decrease the sights of eczema scars that would be appreciated.  
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. A lot of these suggestions are good, and I just wanted to add that you may want to look for something (in addition) that has ceramides. Eczema is often caused by the ski... see post
Q. Face Scrub for dry skin
Hey,    Pl recommend me the Face scrub name for very dry skin and my skin is not sensitive so it shouldn't be too soft like cleanser.      Thanks.    
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BEAUTY MAVEN kiwigal / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I like the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser which is also an exfoliant. All natural as well.  see post
Q. Skin Care Must Haves? Normal/Dry Skin but Whitehead prone(?)
As a beauty addict, I have more than my fair share of makeup products..but I've been slacking on my skincare.  a lot.  At one point, I was just using wipes and cetaphil lotion ( I know, disgusting.)   Anyway I've been getting back into my routine though.  This is my current routine:   -Shiseido Gentle Cleanser -Algenist Hydrating Toner -Clinique Moisturizing Lotion+   But I have questions!  What do you use?  Serums? Exfoliators? Luna?  Any tips or experience is greatly appreciated and I'd love to hear all about y'all skincare routine!  (P.S. I am prone to redness on my cheeks and my skin is generally normal/dry but the tip of my nose is white head galore and I have those whiteheads that stick out almost on the sides of my nose) Please let me know what you use to get rid of these suckers! 
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HALL OF FAMER geekbeauty / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi cl7398,     It's great to hear that you are getting interested in taking care of your skin. I have normal/dry skin too and started on this journey last year, and m... see post
Q. Make up suggestions for dry skin?!
Hi!!   I desperately need suggestions on products to use for dry skin. Everything i have tried leaves my skin dry/patchy. I cleanse/moisturize every day and when im not wearing make up it doesnt look as dry as opposed to when i apply.  I really want to invest in some great products that will help! Looking for a fresh/dewy everyday look.   The face products i currently use: -Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture -Mario Bodescu rosewater spray -Smashbox Primer -MAC Face & Body foundation (not really enjoying) -No concealer Everything i try dries out my skin. -Tarte Amazonian clay powder -ELF blush -Champagne pop   I would love your feedback! Thanks so much.     
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HALL OF FAMER Melissa136 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have dry skin as well, and I too tried makeup to solve my problems before I figured out I needed a better skincare routine.   Skincare: 1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Re... see post
Q. Which skincare to remove blackheads
Hey everyone! My skin is very dry in the mornings and gets more oily throughout the day.  I'm torn between Glamglow's supermud clearing treatment and Dr. Brant's pores no more vacuum cleaner.  I'm looking to remove blackheads and reduce pore size. Thaks!
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SIGHTSEER xtinapatron / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Try the Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish http://www.sephora.com/pore-reform-skin-smoothing-polish-P387259?skuId=1630573.. it minimized the appearance of my pores ... see post
Q. what to buy medium proffesional medical peel, what do you suggest
HALL OF FAMER HoneyBrownBunny / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It would help if you named some of your particular skincare needs (acne, oiliness, fine lines, etc.) that way the BT community can make better recommendations. Neverthel... see post
Q. Foundation will crack and show flakes
I have dry skin that flakes, and wearing foundation only makes that more obvious. It'll emphasize every dry spot and 'crack' on my cheeks around my nose (imagine really really dry ground and how it cracks when there isn't water, the foundation will do that, but on a very tiny scale) and it's noticeable if someone is standing near me. I've tried everything from exfoliating, moisturizing, to primer, to using/combining different types of foundation, and nothing seems to work. The foundation refuses to blend in with my skin and apply smoothly and evenly to my skin. I like wearing foundation to reduce redness, but I'm so self conscious with it on, I'd rather go bare faced than even use a little to avoid the scaly cheeks that come with foundation. Any suggestions??? (I usually wash my face day and night, exfoliate 2X a week, and always moisturize day night and in between. To apply makeup I exfoliate if I'm really flaky, moisturize, wait, moisturize again, apply primer, wait, apply foundation, apply setting powder)
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BEAUTY PRO mcsxo / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. i have very dry skin too, and applying foundation in the winter can be such a challenge for me too. i struggle with flakes and dry patches too. what i've found helps pre... see post
Q. How to get flawless foundation when you have dry skin?
So, I have a real problem with dry skin right now. It seems like nothing can quench it! I wash my face morning and night with a moisturizing face wash, and moisturize with a fairly thick lotion both at night and before applying my make up. I use Too Faced Hangover Rx primer (which I consider pretty moisturizing) to boot!  I'm currently using Make Up Forever's HD foundation with a stippling brush. I even tried adding my moisturizer to my initial layer of foundation this morning, but nothing can get rid of those nasty dry patches!  Help! Anyone else have this problem? If so, how did you fix it??   --Hannah
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BEAUTY BUFF giblert / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. Hannah:   I feel for you! I sometimes get patchy, scaly skin on my face and it's so frustrating. I purchased the Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration from First Aid Be... see post
Q. Need of glowing skin
I am 43 years old and my skin has a dry appearance. Also, I have an oily t-zone. What products can I use to get rid of the dry look and replace it a soft polished, glowing skin? While not worsening my t-zone.   Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER kevinbt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi deaner! I can give a couple suggestions! :) I would first recommend looking into a Beauty Oil.  You may have heard it before but, even if you have oily skin, a beauty... see post
Q. MY FOREHEAD PEELS ]=
I know ew, it sounds disgusting, but I tend to have dry skin and sometimes when applying foundation my forehead tends to have dead skin which peels and it's annoying. I wish they had forehead scrubs like they do for the lips. BUT ANYWAYS can anyone recommend a good moisturizer for my dry skin /=
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ManiM,   Dry skin happens! Even when we do our best to avoid it. I would suggest a scrub or a peel to remove all the dead skin from your forehead first. heartsmyf... see post
Q. HORRIBLE SKIN
My skin is extremely dry/ flaky but in my T-zone I am uncontrollably oily. Powder makes me skin flake and nothing seems to work as foundation or skincare. Please help!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I'm with Sonny, can you please provide more input?  What is your current skin care routine?  Why does nothing work as foundation or skincare?  What have you tried and wh... see post
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 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
Q. Looking for moisturizer with SPF and no tint comparable to Clinique moisture surge. Any Suggestions?
HALL OF FAMER melissabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi Grnfairie,   An item that I found that was comparable is the Philosophy Take A Deep Breath™ SPF 30. It has a similar gel like texture, has an spf and it is ... see post
Q. Very dry itchy red skin
Hi im pregnant and im looking for a good skin care my face is very dry itchy and red especially around my nose, chin and forehead i have try alot of moisturizer but so far nothing has helped
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BEAUTY MAVEN GingerKT / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Congrats on your pregnancy!   I had the same issues with my pregnancy. Have you tried Clinique? Their products helped me when I was pregnant last year. I used their 3 ... see post
Q. Moisturizing bb/cc cream for very pale, dry skin
Hey, I'm looking for a suitable bb or cc cream for my ultra pale, very dry skin. The winter only makes my skin even drier of course, and therefore more noticeable. while I'm trying to find a product or line of products that work for my skin, I'd lime something that isn't too matte (I've tried the dr. Jart+ line and it feels too tight and shows all my dry spots), and isn't too dark ( smashbox, tarte, and many others are way too dark or yellow). Any help would be appreciated! Not looking for a foundation, just light coverage. And for reference, I'm the lightest shade in Urban Decays Naked foundation, and have pink undertones. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. BB/CC are makeup rather than moisturizers, since you are dry, I would still use a moisturizer underneath. Bobbie Brown comes in an extra light shade. http://www.sephora.... see post
Q. FLaky legs any advice?
Lately my legs have been white from flaky n dry. i use any drugstore lotion yet nothing helps ...my soaps are dove and body washes n still dry out ...this thing is driving me nuts. do you know some products or tips that can help me?! thanx!
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HALL OF FAMER evno / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I agree with makeupmaven on applying an oil all over your body at least 5 minutes before showering. It protects your skin from being stripped of moisture and also nouris... see post
Q. SUPER INTENSE EYE CREAM
I'm a teenager and have VERY dry skin around my eyes. The rest of my face is combination to dry. It is also really sensitive and easily breaks out. My eyelids and the skin around them is so dry that I can no longer wear eyeshadow without it looking horrendous. I am currently switching between Josie Maran Argan Oil Light and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I need a recommendation on a good moisturizer for my eyes. (If possible, could we keep it on the cheaper side?) Thank you so much!
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HALL OF FAMER comfyrock / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. FAB has an eye cream for sensitive skin that's $30 for 0.5 oz.  Best to visit a store so you can see the product size and get a sample. see post
Q. I have EXTREMELY dry skin and am in my 60's Do not like overly fragrant stuff
HALL OF FAMER annekevdb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think the oils (argan, coconut, etc.) are pretty close to odorless. I find First Aid beauty to have a smell of eucalyptus, which is one of the ingredients (I also find... see post
Q. pitted acne scars?
What type of product is best to use to get rid of pitted acne scars. I no longer have problems with breaking out but my acne scars are still there. Any suggestions as to what type of peels, masks, or any product that may help?/
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HALL OF FAMER miabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi missmarielove,   I see that your other post on our Ask The Expert Board has been getting a few answers, so I'm going to go ahead and close this thread out, to avo... see post
Q. Great moisturizers similar to Bobbi Brown?
Hello! I am looking for a good moisturizer for everyday use. I used to use Korres Wild Rose moisturizer, but they changed the formula and I am not sure if I want to stick with it. I recently used the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream and loved it, but I'm hesitant on the price, given that I'm buying products for a whole new skin regimen. Any suggestions? Has anyone loved the different Korres moisturizers? I have normal to dry skin Thanks so much!
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BEAUTY WHIZ choosysusan / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Dear lashlover27,   I love both AmorePacific's Natural Protector SPF 30 and Algenist's Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20.   Both lines are among the best Se... see post
Q. I have dry skin around my eyebrows and eyes?
Its really dry around my brow bone, eyes and eye brows ? I got a free Ren Hydra-Calm Day Cream and it seems hydrating, I just don't want to be reapplying again and again. Any suggestions for good products for sensitive dry skin that won't hurt around the eye area?
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HALL OF FAMER katie1724 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have the same issue -- and my eye cream actually takes care of the dryness (I use Shiseido Benefiance twice a day). I use it under my eyes and dab it on my lids, too, ... see post
Q. HELP, HELP, HELP!
Hey ladies!  I need help.  I have extremely dry, fair skin.  I am currently using Lancome's Tie Idol 24 hr foundation and I thought I liked it but I just feel like it dries me out.  I have roscea, lots of freckles, some discoloration caused by my birth control and (genetic) dark circle under my eyes.  I need help finding a full coverage foundation for extremely dry skin with all my imperfections.  I also have naturally curly hair which was turned orange 2 weeks ago by a bad stylist.  I went in for highlights and came out crying.  I put a dark brown all over it and it was still orange so a week later I went to have it fixed and it is better but not exactly right.  Anyway, after having all this done, my curls don't seem as curly and my hair seems limp.  Is there anything I can do?  What do you recommend for shampoo and conditioner?  Please tell me it will come back and that I haven't ruined it forever......Please help!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. What are you currently using for your skin care routine?   From what I gather about your skin, you suffer from rosacea, mild discoloration, and dark circles, but are a... see post
Q. Replacement for Korres Yogurt Cream
I have extremely dry skin in the winter, that is also sensitive and prone to breakouts. Korres Yogurt Cream is the only thing I've found that seems to moisturize and regulate my skin in the winter. I use Korres Pomegranate Moisturizer in the summer but it's not nearly intensive enough for the winter.   But I see that the Yogurt Cream is now discontinued. Anyone have any other suggestions?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Sindu I recommend trying either First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream or Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture (My personal winter savior :)) .  They both are fanta... see post
Q. Moisturizer for Combination/Oily and Flaky Skin?
Until recently I'd only been using my body lotion for my face, since I didn't use a foundation or any face makeup. It did what I had wanted it to do, that is until I started wearing a foundation. I've been using MAC's gel moisturizer, and that leaves my face feeling tight and just doesn't take care of the flakiness. I was thinking that Josie Maran's Argan Oil would be something to try, but I was just wondering if anyone had some advice. I'm working on a budget maxing $55. 
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Agree with what lylysal said. Don't make such drastic changes. If you want a heavier gel moisturizer, try Clinique Moisture Surge. If you want something heavier than gel... see post
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