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Q. Oily Skin
I used to have dry patches and oily skin, but I've switched to using Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, May Coop Raw Sauce, Son & Park Beauty Water, and I use St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub as a cleanser. My skin has stopped being dry, but it's still oily. It's not as oily as it used to be but I really want to find a way or product(s) that would help my face not be so oily or shiny during the day. Also, I don't wear makeup. 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Stop the apricot, it's too rough. A exfoliator should have smooth particles, that apricot crushes the seed for jagged edges; can lead to microtears  An exfoliator isn't ... see post
Male Oily Skin and Deep Pores
Hello!  I have very oily skin and enlarged pores.  I currently am using the Clinique 3-Step and I have been using it for about 3-4 months.  I previously used Dermologica and some other random products.  Right now I use the 3 step-in the morning and then at night I use the Clinique City Block Charcoal Clenser in the evening (instead of the 3 Step Clenser) and use my Clarsonic.  I also use the Clinque Moisture Surge after using the gel moisterizer and I like the way it does feel.  I have stopped using it a few days to see if the moisture surge was causing the extra oil.  I am looking for products or regimines, things I can change to make my skin less oily and at least reduce the breakouts.  I can start doing something mid-day to cut down the oil, but the breakouts need to stop! haha.   Thank you for anyone's help!
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Although I'm quite a fan of a lot of Clinique makeup and their Smart skincare line, I finally abandoned the 3-Step system a few years ago after long use.  While it did i... see post
Night/day/eye Creams
Hello! I am looking for a night and day cream? I heard that Clarins is good but not sure about which one is the best for me.. I am mid 20's
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @vnquini,     I agree with @TrysBeautyItems, can you please give us a little more detail into what you're looking for? I'd be happy to recommend something once ... see post
What is the best skin care regimen, face primer and makeup for very oily skin?
wilson1982 / FRESH FACE / replied
what kind of coverage will the hourglass foundation/tarte setting clay provide me with? see post
Looking for makeup that will last in VERY hot and humid temperatures
I am traveling to Antigua in the new year to meet my boyfriend's family. The weather will be very hot and humid compared to what I am used to. I have oily skin and have had trouble with acne since I was twelve years old. My makeup will always come off after a couple hours. I am looking for recommendations for a primer, foundation, and setting powder that will last in hot and humid temperature even with very oily skin.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Leerf,   I traveled to Thailand last year where it's extremely hot and humid and wore the Hourglass Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free the e... see post
Do clay masks work for oily/combination/sensitive skin and large pores?
I've been using a clay mask for a couple weeks that was recommended to me by a lady at a Shoppers drug mart and it seems to be making my skin worse. My skin has become rough and bumpy. I have a s*** ton of blackheads on my forehead and chin that weren't there before and the pores on and around my nose have gotten a lot bigger. Is it just this particular product that I'm using or do clay masks do more damage than good?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@arizona76There's different types of alcohol - some drying, others are emollient or preservative..can't just run from the single word alcohol ;) The drying kind, lab... see post
Foundations for Oily Skin
Hi beauties!    I've been using the L'oreal infallible pro matte foundation for a while now and it's worked okay for my skin but I'm still searching for my holy grail. What foundations/shades would you guys recommend for oily/sensitive skin that will give me a natural finish that's not overly mattifying? I don't mind a demi-matte finish and really want to avoid looking cakey. I'm in the shade nc 25 in Mac pro long wear foundation and use 104 golden beige in the L'oreal infallible pro matte for reference. Any recommendations on primers and moisturizers to pair with the foundations would also be greatly appreciated.    Thanks in advance! :~)
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @itstatiana,   Based on your concerns I would recommend the following products:   Moisturizer:   Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet   Ole Henriks... see post
Cleanser for Oily Skin with Not too Ugly Packaging?
Does anyone have any recommended cleanser for oily skin and the packaging is nice?   I have tried many cleansers and masks for the oily t-zone and pores but nothing really worked for me   Origin : still oily after washing my face. Fresh soy:  large pores afterwards Caudalie instant foaming : didn't clean the oil Kate Somerville detox : made my cheeks super dry Kate Somerville exfoliate foam : breakouts Kate Somerville gentle:  didn't clean the oil Clinique 3 steps : the toner had a strong smell and if I skipped the toner, the products had not effect Erno Laszno oil and sea mud soap : finally worked, but I prefer a simpler cleansing product   I heard other products that could work ( First Aid , Boscia, Philosophy ), but I would really prefer a nicer looking packaging.   Right now I'm considering the following products, does anyone know if any of these could work? Perricone MD citrus wash Amorepacific treatment cleansing foam (I really like the packaging) Sunday Riley Clay Cleanser (the packaging is okay) Or anything else?   I do use moisturizer twice a day and sunscreen during the day.   Thanks oxox  
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HALL OF FAMER KatieJiang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have an oily t zone with combo skin and I used to use all these "mattifying" and "oily/combo" products which ended up making my skin even oilier because it was strippi... see post
Q. Extremely Oily Skin
I have really oily skin and I am trying to find products to help balance it and also a foundation that is best for oily skin. I use Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Mattifying foundation but I do not feel it is really doing much for me. Any Recommendations? 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. What exact skincare products do you use? Something is disrupting the balance, possibly stripping the skin of oils. when the skin is dehydrated it produces more oil to tr... see post
How do I Get rid of Acne
I have tried countless amounts of skin products and I still have not found a skin solution. Does anyone know any products that treat oily skin and blemishes??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ClaireBearB,   I struggle a lot with oily skin and blemishes, so I know exactly how you feel. I've listed some products below that you may like. If the problem i... see post
Foundation for oily/combination skin
Hey Beauties, I'm looking for a foundation for oily/combination skin.  I tried the foundations from make up for ever (recently the matte line, which is good, but I'm very shiny after three, four hours. There has to be something better on the market)!   My skin care regime was recently changed to Avene also to the matte line. Which made my skin a little better so far.    I was looking at the foundations from BECCA and from Tarte. What can you recommend? Doesn't matter if it is a cushion or liquid. I just don't want to try powder because I sometimes have try spots on my cheeks.   And do to put some moisturizer on the spots that are very oily before you apply makeup? I usually apply toner + moisturizer. (And of course primer) Maybe not a good idea?!    Thank you,    
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @rsebastian,   I have combo skin too! I apply both toner and moisturizer on my skin before I apply primer and the rest of my makeup routine. I like to use a light... see post
Foundation Brands
Hello. What would be the best foundation brand to get for oily, sensitive skin? I would like to find one that has medium to full coverage but leaves a more natural finish. I have tried several different brands and can't seem to find one that controls the shine and has decent coverage. What would you suggest?
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BEAUTY WHIZ bansheebeatt / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love this one  http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-12-hour-full-coverage-foundation-spf-15-P302918?skuId=1534742&icid2=products%20grid:p302918 see post
Help!! Large pores!
hey guys im new here im just trying to figure it out with my holy skin, i have large pores and im really looking for something to make them smaller, I've tried with avene, some products of clinique and i haven't noticed any difference so im open to suggestions xo. Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC Fillimena / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Unfortunately my dear it is actually impossible to change the size of your pores permanently. You can diminish the look of your pores and even temporarily fill them (mak... see post
BEST FOUNDATIONS FOR OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN
I have extremely oily skin, struggle with acne and have large pores on my nose and cheeks. I'm looking for a full coverage foundation that will help me deal with these things! 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Excess oil can mean dehydrated skin, more oil is produced to try and rebalance. Skin can become dehydrated from products that say 'oil control,' acne ingredients, medica... see post
HUGE PORES, OILY/SENSITIVE SKIN -- searching for any skin care products that will help
I'm looking for skin care products that will reduce oiliness and the size of my pores, but also isn't too harsh. I'm specifically looking for a cleanser, moisturizer (that doubles as a sunscreen for daytime), a night cream that isn't too heavy, and a mask/peel. I'm currently using this product line from Vichy, but I feel like it kind of just maintains my skin without really doing anything to improve it. Basically, I just want something that works and isn't going to be a waste of my money.
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SPECIAL GUEST lilacsandlilies / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
This was awesome, thank-you! see post
need product recommendations!
Can you recommend face wash and moisturizer for oily skin - both for day and night??  My skin is oily but have some dry patches. The last time I got a facial the woman recommended I put a vitamin c serum on daily.  Help!  I just have no idea what to buy.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Celesty / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Moisturizer:   Kate Somerville oil free  Caudalie icecream sorbet Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin see post
Best primer for hourglass vanish stick
Hello all! i have fairly oily skin with big pores on my nose. I bought the vanish foundation stick and love the coverage and the way it looks when I first put it on. However after a couple hours I feel like it's sliding off my nose and very oily. Any suggestions on primers or finishing powders to go with this foundation to help with the staying power and oilyness ?   thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY WHIZ bd613 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use the Hourglass Vanish Stick with an Hourglass Mineral Veil primer, and the Kat Von D Lock It setting powder.  see post
BB Cream Help
Hi!   I have oily/ combination, sensitive skin, and am looking for a SPF-containing BB cream that is non-comedogenic (won't break me out) and will keep my face matte throughout the day. In particular, it gets really gross in my T zone and I have to blot 10 times a day to keep it at bay. And, acne-wise, my skin is clearing up but the texture on my forehead is pretty bumpy and I'm prone to congested pores and blackheads. Pore-minimizing would also be nice.    Does anyone have any recommendations/ must-have products? I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of products out there so I want to try to narrow them down as best as I can.    Thanks so much!
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Oily Skin
I have very oily skin in my t zone (my nose and forehead) but every where else is normal. I start shining from oil after about two hours. I want to stay matte all day. I am acne prone (not terribly so but I'm sure the excess oil doesn't help). I do have sensitive skin so anything that's very strong will burn. Any suggestions?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Alyssa14,   I agree with quspork! Almost everyone has at least slightly oilier skin in their t-zone, but if you're very oily there finding the right moisturizer a... see post
Oily Face
Hi all! what's the best way to combat everyday oil? I've heard all the basic things, like loose powders and such, but is there a product (like a moisturizer or something?) that's going to help set my makeup at keep my face nice and matte all day? I don't think I can overstate how much oil my face is producing on the regular it's smearing my foundation thanks!   edit: I use aczone in the morning and the eucerin daily moisturizer and at night I use aczone, tazorac, and then either the clarins serum or aveeno night cream
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BEAUTY BOSS sultananatalie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
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Primer for oily skin and Other
Okay, so I was thinking of getting the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting spray and HOURGLASS Veil mineral primer. Would use those two products be too much for my skin? I don't want to make my skin more oily nor get more acne because I have too much product on.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC AndreaRA / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hi! I use the hourglass veil but I find it very thick. For day to day makeup I put a bit of cover fx Custom blot drops only in my t-zone, then pat the Estee edit pore va... see post
Major congestion, PLEASE help...
I am 26, I have very fair/sensitive/oily skin. I finally just tackled the acne issue by using a retinol cream at night (Kate Sommerville's RetAsphere) but no matter what I do, I cannot seem to clear up the congestion and bumps all over my forehead and cheeks/chin and now I see some are appearing on my neck! I have tried the Clairsonic, ended up returning it because it did nothing, I've done a Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel with SkinCeuticals and she convinced me to buy the Clairsonic again a year later - still isn't changing anything. I have eliminated dairy/gluten/sugar from my diet. Exfoliating doesn't work, Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer doesnt work. Glamglow Supermud doesn't work either. Organic/natural products do nothing.  I've tried a bunch of different foundations. I'm looking for someone who might have similar skin as me and has had this issue. I'm an actress, so when the camera is close, it's very embarrassing! The photo I have posted is kind of an extreme angle and lighting and the camera REALLY picks up the bumps - it doesn't look that bad when I'm in normal light and at a normal distance from people.   Any suggestions are wildly helpful. Thank you!!      
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Just chiming in to say that I agree with @k617 and would recommend introducing new products/ingredients slowly, so you can really see what works! Also, this should help ... see post
Serious oily skin problem!!
I have VERY oily skin, to the point where my powder on my forehead doesn't last longer than 2 hours. What kind of products can I use to help eliminate my shiny skin and oil
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's you're current skincare products? Something is stripping the skin of natural oils.    Philosophy purity made simple cleanser helped to rebalance mine. see post
Oily Skin ;(
What is a product that will keep my skin matte all day? The mac fix plus and UD setting spray dont work for me, and neither has the Laura Mercier translucent powder.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AnnaReiner,   Have you tried Hourglass Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free? I have some coworkers with oily skin who love it! They said that ... see post
Need suggestions on skin care regimine and foundation!
Hey! So I have been struggling for months to find myself a good skin care regimen as well as a new foundation. SO! My skin is VERY oily.... I mean like holy oil. I have milia under my eyes, not too bad but some. I also suffer from acne, ranging from small little white bumps to large cysts. I'm also kind of sensitive. I went into Sephora in my town and had a skin iq and a color iq done. They suggested First Aid Beauty skin rescue, and that worked for a bit, but recently it has stopped working and I've been breaking out frequently. They also suggested Smashbox studio skin 15 hour foundation, and I tried it once and LOVED it... but after a time or two more... it got cakey... and my oil shows through... and the coverage sucks.. it covers like nothing on my face... HELP ME! Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER mpas / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
just to chime in, im quite oily as well.  I fixed up my routine recently.  I used to use the FAB pads every night.  Its the only step in my routine i eliminated complete... see post
Best Primer
What's the best mattifying, pore minimizing and long-lasting primer? I'm trying to decide between the cover fx mattifying primer, becca ever matte and hourglass mineral veil
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BEAUTY PRO NinaBella24 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Of those three, I like the Hourglass the best. Now that I've read that you have to press in the Becca, I will try it again, though. I also want to throw in another prime... see post
Drunk Elephant or Sunday Riley
Hello, I am looking to add either Drunk Elephant TLC glycolic serum or Sunday Riley UFO Clarifying oil. I'm breaking out daily and have combination oily skin. Which product would be better for me?
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AngelaMartin / FRESH FACE / replied
The TLC glycolic has totally changed my skin.  The drunk elephant philosophy is to remove all of the essential oils and irritants and once I did that, my skin cleared up... see post
Best Skincare For Oily Skin
Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows of any luxurious creams or masks for oil-prone skin? I'm looking for something that makes my skin feel really good, like a spa thanks!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC AndreaRA / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Same!!!! I got to de Guerlains Meteorites oxygen care moisturizer bc I love the smell on the meteorites pearls, didn't know that worked so goood on oily skin!  Im so ha... see post
oily skin
I've noticed lately that my skin gets pretty oily especially with the hot weathered days. Is there any way to control my oily skin or reduce the appearance of my oily skin?
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BEAUTY BUFF Alysha12 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I only use lightly scent cleansers and toners. I use the toner everyday but only use the cleanser about 2 - 3 times a week. I have the Urban Decay Setting Spray. Sometim... see post
4 Ways to Use Custom Blot Drops
  Hey Beauty Talk Babes! Have you tried our summertime superstar, Custom Blot Drops? It zaps excess shine whenever and wherever. Oh, and whatever, too. It mattifies your products as well as your skin!  Here are 4 ways to start! 1. Ridin’ Solo   Feel like an au natural day, perhaps poolside or at the beach? Add a few Custom Blot Drops  onto your palm, then press it on your shiny, oil-prone zones.  Now you can rock your amazing bare face without looking like you spent too much time over the grill!   Pro-Tip: Use it as a nighttime blotting treatment for super oily skin to go to bed feeling fresh. 3. Mix & Matte   Do you have a foundation that could use a little extra shine control?  Mix in a few drops of Custom Blot Drops into your foundation to lessen the shine and give yourself an all over matte finish.   3. Ace Your Base   You might be surprised to learn that applying Custom Blot Drops BEFORE foundation will also help control excess shine.. It’s the perfect base before your base. Use your fingers to press a few drops all over your complexion. Follow with your primers and foundations. Have you tried this technique? Tell us by commenting below. 4. Shine Shield Not a fan of using powder to set your foundation? Use Custom Blot Drops as the final step of your routine and lock in your makeup for all-day shine control. This works best for normal to mildly oily skin.  If you have very oily skin, you should continue to bake, set, & finish with translucent setting powder.  If it works, don’t change it      If you’re touching up throughout the day always remember. If you swipe, you wipe. So press the product onto the oily parts of your skin and avoid rubbing it on. Tati truly explains it best. Watch her video ( https://youtu.be/cCc7txXQZkg)  to see how well Custom Blot Drops held up on her skin throughout the day. ---   Now that you’re in-the-know about Custom Blot Drops, tell us--how many ways have you tried or will now try?  Are you using them in creative ways we’ve missed here?  Let us know!  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I saw Tati's review as well and thought it really worked for her. I could see it holding on in her updates.  see post