Hello beauties, A couple months ago, I ordered a MyChelle product, and they sent me a free pumpkin facial peel with my order. After using this peel a few times, my skin never looked better (I have combination and acne-prone skin with some acne scars). After conducting some research online about the benefits and advantages of applying pumpkin to our face, I quickly realized that it was MyChelle's pumpkin peel that transformed my face. I'm a bit on a budget, so I thought, "Why can't I just buy a can of pumpkin from the grocery store and apply it to my face?" I did this and have gotten the same results, for a whole lot less money. The pumpkin has helped clear up my complexion dramatically, so I couldn't wait to share these news with all of you! My face is also a lot less oily. I apply pumpkin directly from the can to my face twice a week, for about twenty minutes each time. Try it and let me know if you see dramatic results as I have!
I LOVED this CC Creme. It instantly made my skin look brighter and more perfect; and it smelled amazing. However, it appears the product has been discontinued. I have not found a suitable replacement yet. Any recommendations for fans out there?
The only reason I'm using L'oreal Revitalift and Garnier Ultra Lift is because they have retinol but I'm on the hunt for a more natural product with retinol; both of these products burn my skin when it's even minorly irritated and they're obviously full of chemicals; any suggestions for a frugal person? There was also something besides retinol which is supposed to be the second best thing for the skin but obviously I'm new to all this so thanks for any help with any of this!
Happy Friday, BeautyTalkers! We are taking your questions for a Q&A with Leila Janah, founder of LXMI (pronounced luxe-me). LXMI is known for their Crème du Nil and has an incredible brand story. Not only does the brand source high quality, rare ingredients but they provide work for women who harvest, produce and export a rare ingredient known as Nilotica from the Nile River Valley in Uganda.
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Before you start a course of chemotherapy your doctor explains all the common side effects to you, there are the standard ones we've all heard of before including hair loss, nausea and increased risk of infection and then there are the less known ones such as sore nails and taste changes. But changes to skin are not really talked about in much detail. I was warned that my skin would be more sensitive to sunlight and could become dry but I was so preoccupied by my impending baldness that at first I didn't really think about my skin - that soon changed. So how did chemotherapy affect my skin? I found that it made it very sensitive and dry, but a plus point was that I never really got blemishes which was a welcome change for me. The steroids I took turned my face a lovely shade of puce for a few days too (I used make up to help with this and will reveal more in a later post). I quickly found that I had to adapt my skincare routine to suit my now very different skin type. At first I did a lot of Googling, blog reading and general online browsing, then when I had the energy I went to department stores and asked for samples to try. I highly recommend this. It is important you try a product before you buy it and do a patch test because skin reactions can be common during chemotherapy and the last thing you want is an even redder face. For Info : https://fightcancerwithbeauty.com/25-skin-care-for -cancer-patients
So, my mom is allergic to all fragrances. She's looking for a natural eyeliner/pencil that she can use to highlight her lower lash line. I've looked at Clinique but I cant find anything nude. She has a warm complexion and is pretty fair. She also seems to be opposed to shimmery products... any advice??? Thanks!
obsessed with ATP Coffee Scrubs!! I found them on instagram actually and they use all natural and organic ingredients. theyre based in Toronto!
I use it on my body feet and face and its the BEST exfoliation i've had. my skin feels amazing. can't go a week without doing it now or I feel gross haha. never going back to chemical stuff!
what do you guys use?!?
I have been lurking around Instagram and I found a brand called Indie Lee. I have taken a look at their website and I'm kind of interested in their products. I haven't found many reviews on this brand so I would like to hear some opinions. I saw a Kate Somerville EradiKate "lookalike" from Indie Lee which is called the Blemish Lotion, I think. I also saw a Blemish Stick which is made up of witch hazel. I am very curious as to whether any of these two products are effective in treating occasional pimples. If anyone has ever tried products from Indie Lee, please let me know! I would love to hear your opinions before I go ahead to blindly and impulsively purchase some items to try out
Have you guys tried any of these products? I'm wonderstruck by their claims of using pure products free of animal products. I'm especially interested in Blue Tansy and Orchid oil (possibly to replace my SR Flora). Any thoughts?
I’m trying to transition into organics products and I’m looking for a plant based facial scrub and a mask. I came across a facial polish from Grancia Organics Stockholm and I’m wondering if anyone has tried it out. Can it be used as both a scrub and a mask?
US Law passed today banning microbeads in beauty products! It's mostly from scrubs but sometimes also added into cleansers, toothpaste etc. Usually plastic, they get in the water and harms the fish. I was surprised some of my favorite scrubs contain it (Clinique, Laura Mercier, Bliss, ExfoliKate) and I hope they reformulate soon. If you are not from US and microbeads is still allowed there, you can download an app (or check a PDF list, by country) of products containing microbeads on BeatTheMicrobeads website. I've been looking for alternatives, currently loving my Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder, Philosophy Resurface Dual-Phase Peel and Dr. Brandt Microdermbrasion. What are your favorite microbeads free scrubs?
Two years ago, I wrote an article on my blog called 'Chemicals Hiding in Your Beauty Products'. In the blog post, I mentioned that I would be staying away from the following: Dioxane and Quaternium-15 Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Parbens At the time, I went through all of my makeup products and threw out anything containing those ingredients - a lot of them had parabens. I know a lot has changed in the past two years and I'm wondering if there are other ingredients I should be avoiding as well. What do you ladies avoid?? Also, what is your favorite website for looking up ingredients if they aren't printed on the product itself?
What brands are the best non toxic make-up?. The website www.ewg.org rates the toxic levels in makeup and I was horrified whtn I realized the poisen I was putting on myself. We need more clean/pure makeup lines. I have tried Juice Beauty (good skincare , makeup needs improvement, they coming out in Jan 16 with a Gweneth Paltrow line.) I have tried Suzanne Somers, like the foundation but not much else. Thanks,
I've fallen for the REN Rosa centifolia No.1 cleansing balm, I use it every night to remove makeup and cleanse! I love love love the smell and the way it makes my skin feel. But the smell and softness are overshadowed by the toner and moisturizer I use afterwards. Is there a toner and moisturizer that would pair well with this cleansing balm from the same line or something similar?
Hello everyone! I just got a seasonal hire job at Lush, and I am super excited (and possibly over-eager) because this is my first job! I am not incredibly familiar with their products. I'm sure they'll teach me a thing or two, and I've been reading the catalogue, but I was hoping some of you ladies would share some of your favorite (or not so favorite) products from Lush with me! I think hearing personal experiences will hep me get a better grasp on their line. So yeah, share your Lush stories here please! UPDATE: Thank you so much everyone! This was super informative. I'm glad to see so many people are enthusiastic about this, I'm sure it's going to be a fun job!
Does anyone have any experience with the EcoTools Konjac Pure Complexion Sponges? Target has them for $4.79 (online, but ships to store for free), and I am wondering how they compare to more expensive sponges in terms of performance and durability.
I'm at a loss of what to do next to try and get my skin back on track. For years I used proactiv and it worked great, even though it did severely dry out my skin. I dealt with the super tight, stingy skin after washing because it stopped my blackheads and occasional pimple. I'd slather on lotion to combat the dryness and go about my business. Then it just slowly stopped working to keep my pores clear and stop breakouts. After a ton of research and debating, I decided to try oil cleansing. It blew my mind. It was so simple and my skin seriously never looked better... for about 3 months. Then my pores started clogging and serious painful pimples started to show up. I've tried switching oils and added a witch hazel toner. I just ended up with extra dry skin and lots of breakouts. I even tried only 'washing' my face with oil once a week and using the witch hazel (unscented, alcohol-free) on the other days. Still dry. Still painfully breaking out. Still blackheads. I tried Philosphy's 3-in-1 Purity made Simple. It seemed like exactly what I wanted - a simple, easy solution. It was painful to use and my face was red and stinging for a few days after two uses. (I know, why did I bother the second time when the first hurt so much? I don't know...) I told this story in store and Clinique's Take the Day Off cleansing balm was recommended to me as a cleanser. I used nothing but this for about a week, then added in a gentle drugstore blackhead scrub that I've used and had on hand, hoping to scrub off some of the flakiness. I've been using it every other day or so. I still have dry, flaky skin from my nose down. My pores are still very clogged. I don't know what to try next. I don't mind spending money if it's going to work, but I hate the idea of spending $40+ on a facial cleanser to try out for a few weeks, putting harsh chemicals all over my face, and ending up with the same painful, red, clogged, flaky skin that I have now. Help, please.
Jessica Alba recently launched a clean beauty line, Honest Beauty, to her portfolio. I placed an order but I haven't received it yet. After watching Teri Miyahira's review on Youtube last night, I want to try everything. Has anyone else purchased anything from the line? Any thoughts?
Hi, I thought I would start a thread where we can share and recommend our favorite makeup and skin care items that are cruelty/free and/or vegan. Sephora carries a lot of these brands. The ones I know or have been suggested by BT posters are listed below. Available at Sephora: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Anastasia Beverly Hills Bite Butter London Coola Cover FX Dr. Dennis Gross ( vegan products are labeled) Drunk Elephant Fab Hourglass Josie Maran Kate Somerville Kat Von D Koh Gen Do Lavanilla Murad Nails Inc Nars NUDE Skincare Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ole Henricksen Omorovicza Ren Smashbox Supergoop Tarte Tata Harper Tatcha Too Faced Urban Decay Supergoop Anastasia Beverly HillsBiteButter LondonCoolaCover FXDr. Dennis Gross ( vegan products are labeled)Drunk ElephantFabHourglassJosie MaranKate SomervilleKat Von DKoh Gen DoLavanillaMuradNails IncNarsNUDE SkincareObsessive Compulsive CosmeticsOle HenricksenOmoroviczaRenSmashboxSupergoopTarteTata HarperTatchaToo FacedUrban DecaySupergoop Other lines not at Sephora: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Aveda The Body Shop Chantaceille Charlotte Tilbury Colourpop Essentielle Eyeko Ilia Beauty IT Cosmetics John Masters Klairs Lush NYX Paula's Choice Physician's Formula Spa Ritual RMS Beauty Zoya AvedaThe Body ShopChantaceilleCharlotte TilburyColourpopEssentielleEyekoIlia BeautyIT CosmeticsJohn MastersKlairsLushNYXPaula's ChoicePhysician's FormulaSpa RitualRMS BeautyZoya I really like skincare by Josie Maran especially the Argan Oil and Milk moisturizer. I have also used the cleansing oil but am not currently. For her makeup, I like the eye shadow palettes but they are limited now on Sephora. The Argan oil mascara is a nice everyday mascara. There are a lot of her products that I want to try. The only one I have tried that I haven't liked are the cheek tint sticks. I just started using the Hourglass mineral primer and it's pretty good. Tarte has great palettes and I've liked everything I have tried. Any products you would recommend or other brands?