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SPF for oily skin
What is the best SPF face cream for oily, dark skin?  I want to make sure that my face doesn't end up looking white or ashen.
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BEAUTY BOSS ngilland / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I like EltaMD UV Clear. It's best if you put a little bit on at a time instead of globbing all of it on at once. It doesn't leave a white cast at all though (at least no... see post
exfoliator
hello! i'm 23 and just looking for new products to try to make my skin look better. i use bare minerals products for face coverage. and dermatologist prescribed face products including Cetaphil. looking for a new exfoliator (always have used st ives) because lately my nose/sides of my nose get red/tend to break out after using this exfoliator, i only use it 1-2 times a week at night and i make sure to scrub lightly, so i think i just need something better and for sensitive skin. also, any others tips/products that can be helpful towards acne scars/oily skin would be super helpful, thanks!
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daisygrace88 / FRESH FACE / replied
I can suggest you a homemade exfoliator. Baking soda can be used to exfoliate. This is also a very affordable item, perfect for budget beauty lovers. Combine a few a ... see post
best products to help even out acne prone sensitive skin
Hello. I have an oily skin and for the past few months had a lot of breakouts. I went to a dermatologist and took a treatment which helped me greatly. Now that my skin has got rid of most of the acne and blackheads I have some acne marks and hyper pigmentation which I would like to treat now. However, as I have been struggling against those breakouts for the past few months I am being very skeptical of many products as I am scared they might break me out again. I need something that will help even my skin tone and texture. The price of the product is not an issue as long as I am sure It will help with the hyper pigmentation(post acne marks, slightly uneven skin tone, and some freckles on my T zone) and also fight against future breakouts. I would like anti acne products, serums, cleansers that're dermatology tested and clinically proved to work. Would appreciate any kind of advise and recommendations.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since you've ventured to a dermatologist before and if you're currently hesitant on relying on over the counter products to treat the post acne marks/hyperpigmentation, ... see post
oily afternoon help!
In the morning I cleanse with GlamGlow Cleanser and then put on Tarte Sunscreen moisturizer and Shishedo Brilliance Eye Cream. Everything is fine in the morning but by 1-2pm my skin just feels like an oily mess. I'm using tons of blotting papers, tissues etc. Is it the Tarte moisturizer?    stats: 39, combo oily skin, lives in so cal
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BEAUTY PRO ohsotattooed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have the same problem, and I have been having great success using the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel first thing in the morning, letting that dry... see post
Liquid or Powder Foundation for Large Sebaceous Filaments?
After extensive research I have found out that what I thought were huge clogged pores on my nose are actually called sebaceous filaments.   I been told to never, never, never pick at them because you can damage the skin. Your nose gets red and inflamed and causes foundation virtually impossible to stick to. (wish I knew this like a year ago) Now I been on a liquid foundation kick for a while now. I have combination skin with my nose being EXTREMELY oily with large pores and sebaceous filaments and my chin being dry.   I love the dewy look I get from liquid but my nose just doesn't agree with it and even with primer, my sebaceous filaments get enlarged big time and my nose just completely rejects it. its like it doesn't even absorb it just sits on top of the skin. I would love to go back to powder but im afraid of the possibility of it grabbing dry patches and showing off my wrinkles. Anyone have suggestions if I should go back to powder? Anyone with large sebaceous filaments have better luck with powder? If so, can someone recommend a brand?
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SCENE QUEEN sephoraho2012 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I have the same problem and have had Fraxel laser done several times and it has really helped. I use Dr.Jart + Dis A Pore BB cream and I love it.  see post
MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN!?
What is a good daily moisturizer for oily skin? Need something that will be good under a primer and foundation and wont clog my pores or make my face feel oily or greasy.
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HALL OF FAMER MNSnowPrincess / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
People will hate me for this but the NARS Aqua Gel Oil Free.   It has totally changed my skin for the better and doesn't make my skin too oily. Just the perfect balanc... see post
Skin care Regimen?
I have recently been getting into skincare more, and I am interested in changing up my products. Does anybody have any reccomendations for Combo/oily skin? All the works! Daily cleanser,scrub,moisturizer,toner,etc! Whatever products you think works, Sephora, Drugstore, etc! Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hey nicki, welcome ! firstly, do not use a scrub every day !! and secondly this is a pretty old thread and there are so many new products out there since 2012. to avoid ... see post
Which is the better setting spray?
Hello!    Between the Urban Decay De-slick Oil control, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and Make Up Forever Mist&Fix, which one do you prefer and why?     Also, I usually apply before setting powder and after. 
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SCENE QUEEN lindsaylou1982 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi,  the best one I've tried is new from Coola. It mattifies, sets make up, has a cooling effect, spf 30, moisturizers and keeps makeup on all night! I've tried MUFE an... see post
Help! In need of a replacement. I miss hope in a jar!
Long term user of philosophy hope in a jar oil free 30 SPF. I have an oily face that is prone to breakouts and that seemed to be my only help but it has been discontinued. The gel they replaced has been receiving negative reviews. Any tips on oil free moisturizers? I am not done with my current tube but will be soon.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 Estee lauder daywear lotion with spf. Sephora may not carry the lotion version. It's made for more oily skin and won't clog pores. It will help balance out the skin and... see post
sunscreen and Skin care
  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Hello! Spoiler (Highlight to read)     Hello!   Well first of all, i have oil skin, and i haven't gotten the right formula sunscreen. I used this one by neutrogena and i broke me out because of the type of formula they had. it wasn't the liquid one. However, i am looking for a good non oily sunscreen that has great SPF protection.      Next, I heard it is good to start using anti aging products while we are young! As i mentioned, sunscreen is a go to for any season, what are good moisturizers, night creams, that are anti aging, non oily, greasy and that has the right formula consistency that i can wear? please let me know guys! It would be greatly appreciated! 
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BEAUTY CURATOR Jubes127 / BEAUTY CURATOR BEAUTY CURATOR / replied
I will look into the COOLA brand! i heard a lot about origins and how its good for the skin and ive heard from Youtubers. thank you!! sunscreen is my best friend and so ... see post
oily but dehydrated?
So i have been going through this struggle for years and can't find a solution. I have pretty much given up on make up/skin care and have returned everything to sephora. I have a very oily t zone but my skin is also dry. I will apply a primer and foundation but for some reason every foundation sticks to dry patches on my face that i didn't even know i had. I thought i had "combo" skin which is what everyone at sephora calls it but every product they have given me doesn't help my skin at all. I also have very red sensitive skin. I've used oil free moisturizers to try to control my oil but it just makes me even more oily. I use the peter thomas roth oil free gel type moisturizer and the gentle cleansing pads (sorry i don't know the name off the stop of my head) and the firm x exfoliator. I use the cleanser by first aid beauty with a clarisonic. the glam glow super mud mask has helped clear out my large pores so much but now i have holes in my face!! there is NOTHING that will help tighten them. I'm just so upset because i love make up but i can't find anything in skincare that will help me. please help!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Super Oily Nose :(
Looking for a recommendation for my oily nose. Tried pore filler, different foundations, different powders. I do not have a lot of time to spend on makeup application, therefore I am looking for perhaps a good powder. HELP OILY IN THE IE
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lamaschingona,   I agree with a lot of what has already been said - skincare is important when it comes to dealing with oily skin, though primers and makeup can c... see post
skin care
im 48 years old. im sure im in the pre menopause stage. my skin has changed sooo  much in the last few years. currenlty it is oily and i think because of the heat flashes i have developed this wierd acne on my forhead. wierd bumps that i just cant get rid of. im looking for a good skin care product. help!   martha
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Any homemade remedies for oily skin?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jollyjanelle,   Stay hydrated! Oiliness is often a sign of dehydration so making sure to drink enough water will often help.   And this isn't necessarily a ho... see post
I have oily skin I need a good cleanser , toner, moisturizer, eye cream, really i need the works.
I have oily skin I need a good cleanser , toner, moisturizer, eye cream, really i need the works.
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BEAUTY PRO elenamarie11 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have combination/oily skin. My favorite cleanser is called Let the Good Times Roll from Lush. I highly recommend their cleansers. They really get deep into the skin an... see post
Moisturizer with spf
i have very oily skin and im looking for a mattifying moisturizer with spf.
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I like the Josie Maran daily Argan moisturizer with spf 47. I just received it this weekend. It might work for you but it is not mattifying. XOXOXO see post
Skincare advice for late-20-something
I just turned 27 about a month ago. I am looking to add a night cream or serum to my skin care regimine. My main concerns are my oily skin, redness / uneven skin tone and large pores. I always feel like I have to pile on makeup to cover up my awful skin, but I'm sure that is just aggrevating it more. It's a vicious cycle! I am also interested in starting with anti-aging treatment possibly... but not my number 1 priority. I was wondering if maybe a retinol cream/serum would work for the problems I've listed? Or any other suggestions are welcome - including brands to try! Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER kelloua / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love retinol based products but I will say they can be irritating just as an FYI.  I'm prone to redness and find they make it maybe a tiny bit worse, though I do like ... see post
Foundation for oily skin
Most of the year I have combo/oily skin. Summer time in the south means I have oily skin! What is the best foundation for these oily months? I get breakouts during these times. I've been using Lorac Porefection. Still have to use blotting papers at noon the around 5:00. Which is ok but maybe there's something better.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @beccarayj! :)   The Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free is absolutely amazing if you have oily, acne prone skin! This foundation is... see post
New Foundation! Help please!
Hi guys! I've been trying to look for new foundation. I've been using my Tarte Amazonian clay for about 2 years and I wanted to switch it up a bit and try a new foundation. I want like a full and matte coverage. Also, I have very sensitive skin, so it's important for me to know what I am using on my face. I have  - very oily skin type - acne help please! Thanks!  
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BEAUTY BUFF ambrose / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I was obsessed with Kat Von D lock it foundation which is definitely full coverage, although it is amazing - it seemed heavy on the face. I get very oily throughout the ... see post
face oil
what face oil is good to use when you have olily skin? my skin is medium oil but gets more oily in the summer
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BEAUTY WHIZ neacail / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use the light Argan Oil by Josie Maran on my mature, oily, acne-prone skin.    http://www.sephora.com/100-pure-argan-oil-light-P380805   I'm very pleased with it. see post
what should i apply first,bb cream or sunscreen?
BEAUTY WHIZ haleyhamill / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So, to my knowledge, it really depends on the type of sunscreen you are intending to use.   Chemical sunscreens (those with Mexoryl or oxybenzone) react with your skin... see post
I need recommendations for a skin care regimen for my oily, cystic acne skin.
I had previously used a gentle cleanser like Purity Made Simple from Philosophy and On a Clear Day to deal with my skin. I wanted more help with my cystic acne, oily skin and being 41, wanted to address anti-aging. Anything used for the acne dries me out or makes my face almost sore, and anything used for anti-aging adds to my oily skin issues. I decided to try the Resist Advance Kit for Breakouts and Wrinkles from Paula's Choice  and have a love/hate relationship with it. The appearance and texture of my skin has improved greatly. The cystic acne is much better. But the one thing I cannot handle is the extra oily skin that has come on. By afternoon my make up is gone. Even though oily skin is an issue for me, I do not have such an issue with it that my make up melts away, especially this bad. I have more issues with clogged pores and blackheads now too, but the cystic acne is smaller, less red and inflamed, heals quicker and the flaky, scaly skin surrounding them is no more. I have tried skipping the daytime moisturizer. Tried limiting the 2%  BHA Daily Pore Refining Treatment to once a day rather than twice thinking I was over exfoliating causing extra oil production. Nothing has helped.   Is there a skin care regime that someone can point me to? 
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BEAUTY BOSS aaks1985 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
hey staceyjo63,   I've PCOS for 16 years now and it took me a long time to get rid of oily cystic acne but i still breakout often and have a very oily skin, especially... 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
i cant wear face moisturizer because i sweat so much, what do i do??
Im 41 and in the summer with the heat and humidity i cannot wear face moisturizer during the day because i seat so much but i know that is bad, what do i do??
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HALL OF FAMER joeanne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When the humidity gets high, my skin turns into an oily mess. I find that using oil controlling masks more often, cleansers that are more for oily skin, and Origins Zero... see post
HELP with oily skin! need a solution quick.. im getting tired..
Hello Sephora family, i am curious to know what i should start using as, i am becoming really hopeless when it comes to my everyday makeup.. with the summer months quickly approaching, i am sincerely nervous about how my face is going to look with all the oil that gets produced. I am a well-rounded person that takes care of my skin (since it is dear to me and how I look). I have a daily skin care routine which involves using a non-abrasive face cleanser (along the lines of spectro gel), a moisturizer (murad from Sephora with spf), a primer (Becca), and a foundation or a mineral passed pressed powder depending on how I feel the temperature will be outside. At nights, I wash my face with the same spectro gel base, and apply a moisturizer. Also I don’t have acne prone skin. Here is my issue. My skin is more than oily in my T zone, my makeup will stay in areas that are less affected, however I don’t know what to do anymore. I have tried laura mercier’s primer, the hour glass mineral veil, any of those included in sephora’s collection, and nothing helps. I am at a loss.. EVERYTHING melts off, or comes off on my glasses L with wedding season coming along, I don’t want to look greasy.. I also wanted to try using products that were more environmentally friendly however that doesn’t seem to be an option anymore as, a lot of the ingredients contain argan oil which, doesn’t really help my skin. My goal is just to try and have skin that looks even in all places with a minimal amount of oil. Dermatologists wont recommend anything to me as they don’t think my condition is bad (and I think I made it seem like a bigger issue that It actually is) but it has come to the point where I no longer feel confident. Everytime I walk into a Sephora, everyone has differences in opinions and it is confusing.. I need a solution and fast! Someone PLEASE HELP! I am willing to try anything (and hope it is not too pricey). Patricia
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BEAUTY MAVEN Miranda88 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Patricia,   If you are looking for a High-end Foundation I recommend the Make up forever HD Foundation. I have Oily Skin like no other!! =(  This foundation is my week... see post
LOOKING FOR A SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR 30-ISH AND OILY SKIN
I am 30-ish with extremely oily skin! Especially in my t-zone. I get high build-up in my cheeks, nose and chin area causing very large red bumps. I have never really built a skin care routine so I think it's time for me to do something as my skin is now aging badly. I wear make-up often and I usually use a moisturizer under my foundation. PLEASE HELP!!!!! I'm not very suave when it comes to skin care. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
It sounds like you need some type of detoxifying product like a new cleanser or a mask. I like the Boscia Black line as well. Continue to moisturize well as far as aging... see post
Best basic but efficient primer for oily skin?
I'm looking for an uncolored foundation primer. I'm currently using Bare Minerals' "Prime Time." It's not working well for my oily skin - the oil still comes through within a few hours, and it feels greasy on when I apply it.     I'm looking for a primer that will minimize oil, feels light to wear, and works well as its own base/lotion.  I'd use it on my full face, so if it's got SPF in it, that would be great.   I'll be putting Bare Minerals' "Correcting Concealer" on top (for specific scars, not on my full face) and then the Bare Minerals' "All Over" face powder. I do NOT use liquid foundation. Please let me know if some brands come to mind! If the concealer and powder aren't good for oily skin, either, I'm open to other possibilities.  I've tried quite a few brands already and these feel the lightest-weight and effective so far.     Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ CaptM / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second this recommendation! I used to use the same bareminerals primer and it just was not working.  I switched to hourglass and the difference is amazing.   see post
Cleansers
Hi all!  I'm looking to update my skincare regimen.. i have a few samples of the Ren renewal mask that I was going to try as an exfoliator, but I do need some advice as to which cleansers are best for my skin.  I tend to be very oily - t zone to be specific.  Also noticing my pores are pretty large.   Since we're starting to turn a corner and head into summer, I'd love some recommendations.. Should I be cleansing, toning, exfoliating, moisturizing, etc?  Currently I use the La Roche Posay cleansing gel and a Clean & Clear scrub (about 3x a week).  I loved the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Mattifying Moisturizer, but I'm wondering if I'm somehow getting a bit oilier as days go by from using it.   Any tips/recommendations from the experts and fellows beauty lovers are more than welcome.  Thank you!!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @asha618,   I, too, have a very oily t-zone and pores around my nose area and I've been using the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I love it because it feels refreshing, ... see post
Oily/Sensitive/Acne/Rosacea skin. Help!
I can't find anything for my skin that works! I use Finacea Gel for my Rosacea as prescribed by my dermatologist. My face is a mess though! Red, oily, sensitive and full of aggressive acne bumps. I've tried everything and I'm beyond caring whether my routine is anti-aging or not. I just want my face back! My scalp already itches from Seborrheic Dermatitis and I have tiny bits of Psoriasis on my fingers and toes. Help me anyone! I'm willing to dip my face in acid at this point!
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SIGHTSEER IM94 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I have the same skin issues as you do - oily, acne-prone skin with rosacea. It is hard when most rosacea treatments are targeted for dry skin, and most acne treatments i... see post
Help with foundation?
Hello lovely ladies! So, my skin is so oily it could be used to fry bacon, and as much as love my darling NARS Sheer Glow in Tahoe (you + me forever baby!), I wanted to try a foundation that's more suitable for my skin and that I don't have to baby in order for it to last.   Thank you so much for your help!
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BEAUTY BOSS plurfairy / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ooh! That Hourglass foundation sounds interesting! I'm gonna have to give it a try. Thank you! see post