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Q. Oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin
I'm 21 and have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. I've been to the dermatologist and have been perscribed multiple things that have done absolutely nothing. I've tried just about everything so I need some help. I have oily skin and I need products that help with acne or will not cause me to breakout , yet usually when I use products for acne prone skin they leave my skin with dry patches and super sensitive. Is there any products out there that will help with acne but not dry me out?? 
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A. order the kellett adult acne system... it changed my face see post
Q. Moisturizer with SPF for oily skin...
I have oily/sensitive/acne prone skin and have been looking for a good moisturizer with SPF that won't irritate my skin. I recently tried Philosophy Renewed Hope with SPF 25 (only because I use the night cream and its amazing) but the SPF version is horrible for oily skin. What are the ones that work best for you?
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A. Hi Cait489,   I have oily skin as well! I like to use Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. This is a very lightweight moisturizer and it also absorbs oil, so y... see post
Q. Oily skincare products and makeup?
Hi lovely ladies and gentleman, I'm new to the sephora beauty talk community and I wanted to ask you all for some tips on skincare products such as face cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, skin toners and primers for oily skin. I can't seem to find anything to help me control my oily skin.  If you make any tips of recommendations i'd really appreciate it ALSO any good foundations for oily skin, and best setting sprays and setting powders? 
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HALL OF FAMER elenamarie11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Helllo my fellow oily skinned friend :) I have extremely oily skin and I feel like I'm finally learning what really works for me and what doesn't. For priming, love to ... see post
Q. Foundation Help!
i am a sufferer of oily skin and im just so tired of my foundation caking up after awhile. i cannot stand how i use my usual routine of washing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing and priming my face and it still does this. im really coming close to terms with the fact my skin is just so darn oily . either i need new foundation, possibly a new wash or what. i just need something to help
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BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I have the exact same problem! It's taken me the better part of a year to find the perfect skincare routine, and then find what foundation/makeup products would work as ... see post
Q. The Clarisonic...To Buy or Not to Buy?
I am a teenage girl with super oily skin, large pores, and mild acne.  My main concerns are definitely the oily skin and large pores, though.  Would a Clarisonic Mia 1 or 2 be a good investment for me?  If so, which one?  Have those of you with similar problems experienced success with the Clarisonic? ​ ​If you don't think Clarisonic would help with my particular skin, are there other tools you would recommend instead that might be better?  I am definitely open to others if they could help reduce my oil, tighten my pores, and keep my breakouts at a minimum. ​ ​Quick responses would be awesome, as I'm looking at buying one over Black Friday or on Cyber Monday if there are good deals.
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BEAUTY PRO alyssalynn23 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I love my Mia 2, but that's the model I used right out of the gate, so I'm not much help in comparing it to the Mia 1 or other cleansing brushes/tools. I think what made... see post
Q. oily skin
I have really oily skin what's a good primer to keep my skin matte?
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A. I don't have oily skin but I like using the Make Up Forever Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer on my clients with oily skin. I also make sure I really set with a powder an... see post
Q. Best foundation for oily skin
I have very oily and acne prone skin. I need a medium coverage, matte foundation (liquid or mineral) that won't break me out or get super oily.
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A. Hi, Lucy! The concept of mineral versus liquid is actually one that has become more blurred as more beauty companies are incorporating mineral bases into various formula... see post
Q. Summer is coming up and I have oily skin.What type of foundation is better to use mineral or liquid?
BEAUTY MAVEN shesleaningin1 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I have very oily skin as well and typically I rarely use a liquid foundation. Having said that, I'm currently trying out the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and it... see post
Q. 21 year old skin advice
Hi there, Im 21 years old and I want to change the moisturizer i use ( neutrogena for combination skin since i have pretty oily skin. I also want to add a night cream since i never used one before but do use make up almost every day (for work) . maybe add some masques too.. basically what brands or skin care products would you all recommend for a 21 year old with a pretty oily T zone?
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A. Hi, DayanaM, are you wanting a moisturizer to help mattify and control your oil or something merely light-weight as to not "add to" the feel of oil that may already exis... see post
Q. face oil for combination oily skin
Hi I am looking for a good face oil for combination oily skin. I am in my early 20s and my skin is acne prone. I have been using the Clinique moisturizing gel but still get dry patches on my skin because of acne treatment.     I am looking at the Boscia Tsubaki Oil, the Tarte Oil or Fresh Seaberry oil. Does anyone have any recommendations?   Also, does anyone have any suggestions for a lightweight eye gel or cream for my skin type and age?     Thanks!!  
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A. The Clarins Lotus oil (Rosemary and Clary oil among other ingredients) and Sunday Riley Juno oil (berry oils) are specifically for those with oilier skin.  I've just bee... see post
Q. Looking for a Great Moisturizer
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin that gets occasional dry spots (like super scary dry!) because of my acne medication. I'm looking for a moisturizer that won't make my skin any worse but will help with the spots that get nasty. Advice?
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A. Hi surewould22! You might want to try the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel! This moisturizer is great for clients with oily skin and also clients with super sensitive... see post
Q. Skin Care
What's the best face mask for black heads and just clearing pores? I've been think of the Orgins Charcoal mask or the First Aid Beauty red clay mask? I know Glam Glow is good but it's alittle too pricey, I just wanted something that actually works.
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A. I used the Orgins Mask my face was too sensitive. So I decided to buy the Clarisonic Mia 2 brush The best item I ever brought from Sephora Within two weeks I notice m... see post
Q. Which moisturized would you recommend for my skin? Thanks!
Hi,    I am looking to buy a new moisturizer soon. I currently only use the tarte maracuja oil at night, which is why I need to buy a daily moisturizer I can wear in the day and under makeup.    I have oily skin, but I try to avoid product with salicylic acid because my skin is sensitive and has had a bad history with such products.    I am going to buy the Caudaliue toner as well as the amore Pacific enzyme peel. Should I stay consistent and get this Caudalie moisturizer?  http://www.sephora.com/premieres-vendanges-moistur izing-cream-P6022?skuId=241539     I also looked into the Korres ones.  http://www.sephora.com/wild-rose-24-hour-moisturiz ing-brightening-cream-P61805?skuId=750992   Please let me know what you think or any other recommendations you may have for me!    Thanks! xoxo
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Simun / RISING STAR / answered
A. I've been using the clinque 3 step since was a teen and I've never changed to anything else is the best outcome when using all 3 steps in order everyday, you just need t... see post
Q. Normal Skin but Oily Product
Hi!  I'm wondering how I can control the oils one of my products adds to my skin.   For four years, I used Kiehl's Calendula Toner, Ultra Facial Moisturizer, and Sun-Free Self-Tanning Lotion.  This summer, though, I switched to the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for a tan and I LOVE it!  It has the best glow, but it does make my skin oily.  I know it's this product, too, because I conducted tests and found my skin was less oily without it, but I just love this product.   Should I stop using it?  I'd prefer not to, so what can I use that will stop the oil?  I used a Kielh's Oil Eliminator spray but it doesn't do the job.  I want my skin to look as clean, smooth, and normal (not dry) as possible.  Thanks!
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A. Try using a mattifying primer.. see post
Q. Moisturizer for Oily Skin with Dry Patches
I have always had oily skin, so all of my products are geared toward that. However, this winter I have started getting dry patches on my face that my regular moisturizer just isn't getting. Can anyone recommend a good moisurizer that is extremely hydrating that might not clog my pores?
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A. hi mleighan, it sounds like you're dehydrated but your skin is not absorbing due to dead skin. do you exfoliate regularly ? i recommend using a chemical exfoliant once o... see post
Q. uneven skin tone. hormonal acne.
Can anyone help me figure out a good skin care routine? I've pretty much figured out what products I should steer clear of.   Cream based products break me out. Water based ones do me good.   I use a non foaming non soap cleanser. Follow it up with Dickinson's toner. Then, here's here I am at a lost. I would like to try a really good serum and moisturizer that could help me with my acne marks, uneven skin tone, redness, and dullness.
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use:   Cleanser - Philosophy Purity Toner - Mario Badescu Seaweed Lotion (it is alcohol free) Exfoliant - Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta pads Serum - Mario Badescu V... see post
Q. Skin Care Help
Hi everyone! So I'm basically looking for the whole nine yards at this point. I've been content with my current and past cleansers and moisturizers but lately I've been feeling like my skin has almost started regressing? It looks like it could use some change so I'm open to all suggestions! Here's a few concerns I'd like to address for sure. but like i said WHOLE NINE YARDS   Trouble Areas: -OILY TO COMBO SKIN-for the most part my skin is more on the oily side, however i noticed my skin tends to dry up around my eyebrows and mouth (don't know why those areas but that's it)   -BLACKHEADS-hate them, have them. I feel like sometimes they are just so huge that its taking over my face & honestly makes me feel self conscious (which no one wants to feel) Currently using Biore black head strips & they work well for the most part, but I feel like there is more i can do to make them go away or at least be less noticeable    -BRIGHTEN/EVEN SKIN TONE-I think i have pretty even skin tone, however sometimes i do get blemishes or redness on my face, also I feel like my skin is looking dull, so I'm looking for something to brighten it.   Thanks i advance ! & remember the WHOLE NINE YARDS!(:
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A. What products have you already used so that we don't end up recommending it again? :) see post
Q. Dry patches on oily skin and bumps on chin
The  texture of  my skin is  just bananas! Can anyone  recommend how  I should  handle  it? I exfoliate to no avail. I am acne  prone  and  super oily, but I still  have  those  dry  patches. The  bumps aren't blackheads or acne...
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A. I think I know what bumps you're talking about. I have them too and they're not acne, but when I squeeze them, a little bit of pus comes out... They're just there, until... see post
Q. Which is better for my acne/oily skin
Is the amazonian clay foundation (liquid) more coverage and better oil control than the powder version
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A. I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay powder foundation.  The coverage is buildable, the finish is nice, and the oil control is great.  Be sure to use the Tarte Airbuki brush. ... see post
Q. Looking for skin matifying products; what primers, moisturizers, and foundation go together?
I don't know anything about this stuff. I've never worn a primer before and have yet to find a good moisturizer.     I was hoping someone could recommend me some products that would make all 3 of those items go well together (as in their ingredients not cancelling each other out, causing break outs if mixed, as well as not making it look or feel excessive).   If a primer that doubles as a moisturizer exists, then that would probably be ideal since my skin might be too oily to require both? But I want my foundation to look better and my skin does get flaky in places if not moisturized.    I currently use: cleanser, exfoliation, toner;;; moisturizer, straight to foundation, and then powder if I'm oily/feel myself getting oily   Things you might need to know: Skin Type: combination-oily? -Shine on forehead, nose, sometimes chin -Flaky on the bottom of the cheeks near the mouth, sometimes nose, sometimes forehead (even though those places are also oily)   Acne?: -blackheads (nose, a little between brow, a little on chin) -- don't know why -seldom get cysts (chin) but that's usually hormonal -prone to getting closed whiteheads (forehead, a little on chin) -- so the product can't be pore clogging please D:   Goal/look I desperately want: -hide oily skin -keep shine away -not needing to touch up on face powder/blot oil constantly -fill/hide pores that foundation fails to do -I want a matified/airbrushed look to last for as long as possible thanks to the product I'm wearing (I heard some of them can somehow absorb the oil throughout the day?)   The foundation I use is: Clinique pore refining solutions.   -Not looking to change this product. -Works great but I want it to improve. -(flakyness shows, -**oilyness doesn't stay hidden**, -redness from scarring shows, -pores get hidden on the nose but **don't get filled/hidden as well on forehead**)        **=thing I want solved the most   The moisturizer I use is: Clinque dramatically different moisturizing gel for combination skin.  -It leaves my skin oily and doesn't seem to absorb well. -Flaky parts take forever to recover. -(I use only half a pump since the full pump is too much.)     I'm totally lost. Too many products here and I don't know anything!   Please help, thank you.     These are the ones that caught my interest but idk if they mesh well or do what I want it to do (absorb oil throughout day, refine/hide pores with my foundation)   PRIMER: -SMASHBOX photo finish foundation primer -isn't vs oily skin specific   MOISTURIZER: -SHISEIDO pureness matifying moisturizer oil-free  -BOSCIA revitalizing hydration gel -isn't vs oil i think
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A. I don't know why but my skin doesn't like any of the Clinique stuff :( Anyway, the Shiseido Pureness Matifying moisturizer and the Caudalie Matifying Hydrating fluid ar... see post
Q. Clearing Clogged Pores?
Here is my regimen Morning Wash with Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Sometimes I use Renee Rouleau Lemon Bioflavanoid toner Boscia antioxidant moisturizer Night Renee Rouleau Aloe Cleansing Milk with Clarisonic to remove makeup Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Sometimes I use witch hazel with tea tree oil Philosiphy Help Me Retinol Renee Rouleau Skin Correcting Serum I still have quite a few clogged pores on my skin and beside my nose and between my eyebrows and I also have blackheads ALL over my nose. I get hormonal acne and I have combination skin. My skin is not sensitive at all...I can use quite a lot of harsh products. I was looking at Kate Somerville Exfolikate or REN AHA Concentrate but I'm not sure which one to get. I also want to fade some acne scars I have..Would either of these help with that? Or do you guys recommend something else?
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HALL OF FAMER beautylovingirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A.  Murad's Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo would be something for you to look at. Hope this helps!   see post
Q. Good liquid foundation for oily skin?
I have combination skin that can get extremely oily all over especially in the hot summer. I need a full coverage mattifying foundation that can hold up all day. Right now, I use Benefit Porefessional to prime followed by L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Foundation and MAC Blot powder. That seems to hold up pretty well through the day and gives me ok coverage, but the foundation accentuates dry patches like crazy. I also have a lot of hyperpigmentation and scarring from acne so I would like to use a full coverage foundation. I have heard really good things about Kat Von D foundation and I was really curious about that as well as anything anyone could suggest. Thank you  
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A. My first question is what's your skin care routine?  That has a lot to do with how your makeup holds throughout the day.   It sounds like you have an oily skin type, b... see post
Q. Favorite Foundations for Oily Skin?
I need your guys feedback/help! I can't seem to find a good foundation for my oily skin! Anyone have any good recommendations? The foundation can be any formula! Let me know what has worked best for you! Thanks! <3 glittermania13
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A. i have to be very choosey with my foudation  becasue my skin gets very oily with certain formulas.  I have found that estee lauder double wear controls oil all day plud ... see post
Q. Help!
Hi everyone! This is my first time posting because I'm so fed up and wanted some advice. I'm 25 years old with combination skin. Oily forehead and cheeks and dry around chin area. I've struggled with acne forever and tried everything. I keep getting acne on my cheeks. Also, just for context, I do have a hormonal imbalance and am taking bc for it. I wash, tone, and use moisturizer, but I notice later in the day that my cheeks are red and my face looks shiny and greasy with large pores on my cheeks. Here's the deal: I have no idea what products to use and am overwhelmed whenever I look something up. Primers, bb creams, cc creams, mineral, matte...it's a foreign language to me. I was thinking about coming in for a consultation but I feel like an idiot b/c everyone my age seems to know what they're doing and I don't even know the basics! Also I live in a humid region and was wondering about makeup routines. When it's so hot, how do you get your primer/foundation/everything else to stay on without your face looking like its melting! Helppp
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A. Never feel like you are alone in not knowing something!!!  There are new products coming out all the time so even if some of the ladies here know everything one day, in ... see post
Q. Dark Spots
I have a few dark spots from popping acne, oopsie I know, and I need an effective product that will work fast to fade and get rid of these acne marks, any suggestions?
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A. I've had a great experience with First Aid Beauty's New Radiance Serum.  I've only used it a week and it has almost completely cleared any dark marks/acne scars I had.  ... see post
Q. good moisturizer for oily combination skin?
   Hey everyone,    I just hav a question to ask about a goo moisturizer.  I have dry but oily skin and is prone to get acne every now and then  I like something that is more natural, and organic (but doesnt have to be if its amazing)  I have pores, redness, and my skin is rather always warm    could you recomment me an amazing moisturizer that would be suited for my skin?  The sales associate recommended me the mositurizer from nude today, but i find that theyre way too expensive, and when i searched online for their review, people didn't think they did too much of their job compared to its price    please help me  
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A. I would definitely give Caudalie's SOS serum a try. It sounds like your skin is more dehydrated than it is dry. The serum is great for reducing redness and hydrating ski... see post
Q. I am currently using the Philosophy Total Matteness & was wondering...
if I use this as a primer or what other products I can use over it?
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HALL OF FAMER beautylovingirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you have any more questions feel free to ask I'll be glad to help.:) see post
Q. I am currently using the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer & was wondering...
what products I can use over it or before? Thank you XOXO
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A. I have the same question and posted in a thread because I don't know what not to combine with it! see post
Q. exfoliating and the clarisonic mia
i have a clarisonic mia. should i also use an exfoliating scrub a few times a week (w/o the mia) or does the mia provide enough exfoliation?
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A. Hi Sloanefinn The Clarisonic is not designed to exfoliate your skin. However, because is does give a much better cleanse you may not need to exfoliate as often if you ar... see post
Q. Powder to add extra coverage and set foundation for oily skin?
I am looking for a tinted powder to add more coverage over my foundation.  I now use MUFE HD powder to set my foundation, but I want something with more coverage.  I need one that will add a little more coverage over my foundation to make my skin look flawless and also will help control my extremely oily skin? Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER jennypenny1995 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I agree: Clique's Stay Matte will add coverage, even in its Translucent shade.  Just be careful to make sure it doesn't oxidize to a bronze on you! see post