Oily Skin
klnmakeup
Primers for oily skin and large pores. Help!!
I need some help finding a primer for my oily skin and large pores! Ive tried many, including becca ever matte but none seem to work well and i still notice my makeup sliding off around noon or even earlier. I've struggled with bad skin for awhile and I really want a primer that keeps my makeup intact and my oil at bay. Thanks
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi there, Klnmakeup!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Oily/Primer-for-oily-skin/m-p/610061/highlight/true#M698   Check into the above thread where I posted a detail... see post
orchidaloha
Need help with super oily skin!
I need some help with my super oily skin! By noon it's so bad that I am constantly wiping it away. I'm 30 and I had hoped that it would go away by now, but it seems to be getting worse. So far everything I have tried hasn't made a difference and I'm starting to feel desperate. I'm embarassed whenever I have an afternoon meeting because of it... to make things worse, a lady in one of my afternoon meetings actually pointed it out to me.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it's getting worse, you could be using products that are stripping your skin of natural oils, hence the production of more oil to over compensate for its loss. After ... see post
lachaton
Skin Routine Overhaul - advice?
I'm sorry that this post is SO LONG, but I tried to include as much information as I could! I'm just finishing up the last of my daily routine products, and I'm on the look out for new skincare products since what I've been using hasn't been working that well.    I've looked around the skincare boards and done some research, so while I have some ideas about what products I might look into I would appreciate hearing back from some of you since you seem to have really great ideas and suggestions! So thank you in advance.   My skin: Oily - by afternoon, I notice my skin is a bit oily (it can feel a bit "slick" in some places) but I use products to try and combat this. T-zone area (less on my chin) and sometimes along my cheekbones.    Pores around my nose/centre of forehead - I wouldn't say my pores are large, but they are noticeable to me in these two areas. I tend to have more blackheads on my nose and chin, maybe a few on my forehead.    Very fair and freckled - so my skin isn't very "even" looking, and can be a bit blotchy.    Dry patches - I notice that if I don't use a good moisturizer, I am prone to dry patches once in a while (especially in winter). My nose can get flaky, along with my forehead and sometimes my chin. My guess is that the types of acne/oily skin products I've been using might be causing this.    Young skin - I'm in my 20s so aging skin isn't a problem yet. I have some good genes on my side, and I try to take care of my skin so I think that's helping. I'd like to prevent this, but it really isn't an issue or concern.   I have a couple small scars (mostly faded but still there).   Current routine: I've been using my Clarisonic regularly for a couple years with sensitive brushes, and I have no complaints. It works really well for me, and has made a drastic difference in my skin. I use it nearly every day.   First, I use the Dermalogica Precleanse. (I've used Dermalogica products before, and while they were decent they weren't amazing - a concern for me since they are pricey.) I follow that with The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Toner. I'm really not happy with this line - it really doesn't seem to help with my blemishes/acne.    For moisturizer, I've been using Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel. This is better than most moisturizers I've used, but it's still only okay. I've also been using the Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial which I think is too heavy for my skin. I have a sample of Dermadoctor Red Light Eye Lift I've been using.   As an exfoliate, I started using Korres Pomegranate Scrub which I love (so far). I bought it recently and I've been happy with it.   I've been using the Clinique Spot Treatment Gel on pimples (when I have any). It's a sample size, thankfully, because I'm really not a fan! It's far too drying for my skin and doesn't seem to clear anything up.    For masks, I've been trying out some new ones lately. I've never found anything I love enough to stick with long-term. I used GlamGlow's Supermud for a few months (about 4-5) and I liked it - but again, not AMAZING considering the price.    I don't really use any peels or serums. I've tried some, but they have been small samples so I couldn't really see any significant difference.   New products?   Korres Pomegranate/Yoghurt and Milk products? I've been eyeing some of these.  Caudalie - I've been eyeing the Favourites Kit (to try the cleansing water, sorbet, and Beauty Elixir. I've really been eyeing that elixir.) Or the Deep Cleansing Power Trio? Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser or Clear Complexion or Purifying? Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner Murad Toner? Philosophy Oxygen Peel? I'm planning on buying the Origins Charcoal Mask - it sounds like it would work well for me.   Acne Peter Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Murad Acne Clearing Kit - not sure whether this would be a good idea, because I'd rather focus on giving my skin what it needs to keep it healthy and happy which will hopefully help combat acne. I don't think my acne is severe enough to warrant acne products, to be honest. Peter Roth Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Kate Somerville EradiKate Treatment
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's normal for skin to produce oil throughout the day, but if you are getting flakes, it sounds like you are either exfoliating too much, using too harsh of a product o... see post
SailorStacy
Oily Skin
I hope no one gets offended by the title of my post but I've looked and can't find a question like mine.   Is it possible that I've made my T-zone oily by over moisturizing my skin?  I thought I had these dry spots in various places and have only realized that it's not dry, but these tiny blond hairs in the places I thought were dry.  Yes, I only figured this out a few day ago and now my T-zone is super oily.  Maybe it was oily to start but I've been moisturizing heavily, using oils, serums, creams, etc.  If it was me who made my skin oily, can I reverse it or is this the way its going to be and I'll learn to deal with it but I had to ask cause I'm super curious if this can happen.  Then again, maybe this is something that happens as we age and I had no hand in it.  What do you beauties think?
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Clobear
IT GIRL Clobear / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I think you should switch to lighter products. A gentle cleanser I recommend is the Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin ( also, I have checked the ingredients on a... see post
Carapia03
This is long but i am desperate to find a good foundation for my oily skin...
I had never ventured outside of Mac, both Studio Fix and Pro Longwear were my go-to foundations. But they started to fade away, especially around my nose area. I went to Sephora cause I thought it was time for a change. I asked the associate who helped me what would be good for oily skin and for medium-full coverage and she introduced the Kat Von-D Lock It foundation. When she tested it on me, it felt light and the coverage was amazing. So i bought it and the primer she had used on me (MUFE Microperfecting). For the first couple of days i did not like how it was looking on me but i figured i needed to give it some time. I tried applying it different ways but nothing seemed to work and i looked even more oily than before. Even more, my face started to look older and the makeup was cracking. It also transferred, alot. So here i am, looking once again...help!
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WoogieMUA
BEAUTY MAVEN WoogieMUA / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would try using Milk of Magnesia as a primer. Just a dime size amount, emulsify it with your hands, and rub in all over your face (or only where you find yourself supe... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Caudalie Moisturizing Toner
I'm looking for new skin care and I was wondering if the Caudalie Moisturizing Toner is good to use on Oily Skin or is it just for Dry Skin?
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
^this. It also depends on what moisturizer you are pairing it with. If your skin is dehydrated then this is great. If your normal moisturizer provides sufficient hydrati... see post
calcutta
Night Cream Recommendations
Hi all,   I'm Looking for a night cream that will work with my mildly oily skin and somewhat visible pores. It has to be under the $65 price range, unless its in a value set.   I'm 28, btw, if that helps/ makes a difference.   Thanks in advance ladies and gents!
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bexrose
BEAUTY WHIZ bexrose / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
They don't carry the Invigorating Night Gel on its own anymore :( :(  It really was amazing. see post
SDdenm
Drugstore Cleanser and Moisturizer help for my sister
I found out this weekend that my sister uses regular body lotion for her face and St Ives scrub and some other face scrub everyday. She has extremely oily skin and I suspect all these products make her face even oilier.   Apparently she had a bad experience with a Lancome face moisturizer because it made her break out so she doesnt feel any mid to high end products will be any good since Lancome didnt work out for her.   With that said, can anyone suggest drugstore (she doesnt want to spend a ton of money right off the bat) moisturizer? Any suggestions for a cleanser for oily skin that will thoroughly clean her face without containing exfoliating scrubs? She feels that any face wash without the exfoliating scrubs dont clean her face very well.   Thanks for your help!
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SDdenm
BEAUTY MASTER SDdenm / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Thank you all for your suggestions! I keep trying to tell her the Apricot scrub is horrible for her skin. I used to use it and switched to Boscia plus Clarisonic and whe... see post
Normab2
Oily skin
I have oily skin and need something to control it and get a professional makeup look what do u recommend?
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carolang
HALL OF FAMER carolang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like the Murad SPF 15 mattifier for oil control. Depending on how oily you are though sometimes there is no good fix (I for one an extremely oily and this makes a noti... see post
issyxo
Skincare routine for oily skin ?
Hey all, I need recommendations on a skincare routine. I have oily skin, and there has been times that I breakout. I'm not sure if it's because I don't cleanse my skin well, or if it's just the foundation that I use. So far I wash my face every morning and night. I use Philosophy to take off my makeup first, then I use the clarisonic gel cleanser with the clarisonic machine which I love. Is there something I'm missing ? How do you care for your oily skin ?
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
not bad to use two different products as long as they're not too stripping. i always advise a double cleanse. i know you're using your philosophy that you like, but if y... see post
ashleenicoleex3
AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Oil-Free Essentials Set
Has anyone tried this AmorePacific set or any of the products in this set? Is it good for Oily, Acne Prone Skin? Thoughts?
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've only tried the cleanser and have the enzyme peel from that kit. The cleanser definitely leave your face very clean but not drying, and enzyme is gentle enough not t... see post
oliviajenks
Adding Argan Oil to skin routine!
Hello all!   I was wondering if adding some kind of face oil (like Josie Maran Argan Oil) would help balance the oil in my skin?  Thanks for your advice and help.
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yes definitely. i use to be oily and started using argan oil as my nightly moisturizer. after a year i was completely combo. currently i am combo / normal (dry in winter... see post
hkim1124
Foundation for pore-full and oily skin
My T-zone is VERYYYYY oily... my cheeks also get shiny because of the large pores ( I do use a face primer for my face because of the oil and the pores. What are some of the best foundations for SUPER oily skin??
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
What's your current skin care routine? There's a possibility that you're using something that is stripping the natural oils of your skin, which causes your skin to produ... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Eve Lom for Oily, Acne Prone Skin?
What do you guys think about Eve Lom for Oily, Acne Prone Skin? Has anyone ever tried it?
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
feel free to pm me if you have any other questions / concerns ! see post
ashleenicoleex3
What Skin Care Brands Do You Recommend?
I've been looking for a new skin care routine because what I am using now is not working at all. I've tried products Kate Somerville, Clinique, Boscia, Philosophy, Fresh, Amorepacific, Dr. Jart+, NARS, NUDE, Origins, Shiseido and nothing has worked. I've also tried First Aid Beauty but I don't feel like my skin gets a good clean. I have Oily, Acne Prone skin. My skin breaks out easily to certain products. Does any one have any recommendations? I've been looking at the brand Tria but I know they only have a cleanser and a serum so i'm gonna need a moisturizer. Please help me.
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY BOSS Jessicaclara / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If you've tried all those brands and they didn't work, sometimes it's best to go back to basics and keep it simple with things like CeraVe and Cetaphil. Personally when ... see post
andyhtrieu
Clinique moisturizer replacement
I've been using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel for almost a year now getting bored of it. I feel like it's not giving me enough moisture. Is there anything similar or better to this? And under $35 would be great   oh and I have oily skin 
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laurenb703
BEAUTY BUFF laurenb703 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Sometimes I will use the Moisture Surge during the day under my normal SPF if I feel like my skin needs a little extra moisture (because sometimes just the SPF doesn't c... see post
katemaries
what foundation is best for oily skin?
what foundation is best for oily skin?
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
check out NARS sheer matte foundation. light but buildable coverage. i used to use this and switched to their sheer glow after i found it to be slightly drying for my sk... see post
gatsby3
I went a little mask crazy
And would like some input on how to use them, in what order, and frequency. I have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin. Though lately I have had very minimal breakouts and it seems to be more balanced (yay). I can get dry patches if I'm not careful.    Anyway, I got the PTR mask sample kit and it contains the Cucumber mask, the Rose mask, and a Pumpkin enzyme mask.    I also got samples of Glamglow and Fresh perfecting mask with the recent promo.    Anyone have any input on how I should use them because right now I want to use them all lol.
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gatsby3
BEAUTY SAVANT gatsby3 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Oh, I guess I should use the search button before posting lol :P. Thank you!  see post
TaytaBug
HELP
Hey ladies, i am new to sephora. I need some help! i have had bad acne for the past two years! i have tried everything, my face is also very oily! Anyone have any suggestions on what skin and make up products to use? Thanks !
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voxover
BEAUTY PRO voxover / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm also very oily. I have to recommend the Peter Thomas Roth sulfur mask, which is amazing if it works for you. I found the Clinique acne-fighting foundation (whose nam... see post
laurenb703
Favorite Summer Night Cream?
My skin is generally normal/combination, and I get more oily in the summer and more dry in the winter. I've just ran out of my winter moisturizer - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream - LOVE this stuff but it's just too heavy for me right now. Lately I wake up with quite an oily face.   So I'd like to know - what is everyone's favorite summer night cream/moisturizer? Some of the one's I've been reading reviews for are the Korres Pomegranate Cream-Gel, Boscia Oil Free Moisturizer, and Origins Night-a-Mins. I've also used Clinique Dram. Diff. Gel and I liked it but considering other options too. Any thoughts/recs are appreciated!!! : )
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laurenb703!    You should look into the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Gel and the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel. :) I love the Dr. Jart+ because ... see post
Samshoediva
Oily Skin Help
I am looking for a good face wash and moisturizer for my seriously oily skin. I also have sensitive skin so I can't really use any products with scents.    I have tried so many things I am not even sure what have tried and not tried, but nothing seems to help.    Any suggestions? 
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Of the two I mentioned above the Origins mask is a little more gentle - I'm not sure if they do samples in the store, but they have a smaller tube for sale if you want t... see post
EllariaHocker
Best BB Cream For Skin That Is Oily and Breaks Out
Hi! I am a teenage girl that has very oily skin and breaks out. I'm looking for a BB cream that keeps my face matte for the whole entire day and doesn't break me out. Any suggestions?
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally never had a BB cream that doesn't break me out.  maybe the ones from German dermatologists like Alex BB or Schrameck BB creams that look terrible on the sk... see post
obxbabe521
Oil layer
an endless list of lotions and potions?? still struggle with oily skin with breakouts. The summer makes me miserable with added heat! For the last few months Ive only used cleanser. An I'm so lost oils are good? only use gel cleanser? moisturize? most things work awhile then quit or dry out my skin. Please Help!  
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obxbabe521
BEAUTY MAVEN obxbabe521 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you I am thankful for all your suggestions!!! HAPPY 4TH to you and yours!!   see post
smith2874
Summer Tinted Moisturizer/ BB Cream for very OILY skin
Im looking for something that is mattifying that will keep me shine and oil free during the hot summer months! I have extremely oily skin. Something with nice coverage.. either a BB or a tinted moisturizer. 
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KendraKendra
BEAUTY WHIZ KendraKendra / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second Dr. Jart's Water Fuse BB Cream. Its really strange while applying (I apply like moisturizer) but after it sets, its really gorgeous and covers well.   I also ... see post
iellgeee06
What makeup brand or preference is good for oily skin?
JayReed
BEAUTY MASTER JayReed / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Make sure you are using the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type, if you aren't hydrating your skin after washing it-it may cause you to have an over production of... see post
beauty4ashes
Oils to combat/treat oily skin? How to correct/treat my Nose?
PLEASE, if you know how to treat OILY SKIN with OILS, help me!   I'm so desperate for any advice, product suggestions, methods...anything that may help.   If you have used Oil to Combat Oil, please share how you did it & how long it takes skin to figure out I'm not starving it anymore!    It's natural to want to avoid or strip areas of our skin that's oily. Like my NOSE, it's gotten super oily since menopause that I can't get myself to even apply serum much less moisturizer.   I know that when you deplete skin of oils, it kicks up the production. I saw it happen to my son before we took him to a dermatologist.    
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stargazer89
BEAUTY MAVEN stargazer89 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi! I did the Oil Cleansing Method for a while and it was working great. I read about it first on a blog called Crunchy Betty (just google ''OCM Crunchy Betty'' and it s... see post
Dlo121
Transitioning away from Tazorac (retinoid)
I've been using Atralin/Tazorac for about 6 months now to deal with some hormonal acne issues. My skin has pretty much returned to normal, with the occasional pimple here and there, but nothing compared to the flare up I had a while ago which prompted the use of these retinoids. I find that they make my already shiny face even worse, especially during the summer. I would like to transition away from these strong retinoids and maybe begin using a moisturizer and/or serum at night that contains some type of retinol to ensure that my skin remains youthful and (hopefully) acne free, while reducing some of the oiliness that medication tends to contribute to. My current skincare routine involves washing twice a day with a gentle cleanser (Neutrogena Cream Cleanser), toning with Thayer's Rose Witch Hazel to balance the pH, Origins Zero Oil moisturizer (for day time), and using the Clarisonic at night along with the retinoid and a tiny amount of FAB Ultra Repair Cream to combat any flakiness. Any suggestions as to how I can revamp this routine?
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Dlo121
SPECIAL GUEST Dlo121 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I appreciate you sharing your advice, especially the idea of using products that are gentle rather than oil-fighting. I definitely think the issue is that I've been stri... see post
beauty4ashes
T-zone Oil Control suggestions please
I have combination dry-oily mature skin.   I need suggestions for a T-Zone products that works really well with my very oily nose. My nose is so oily on some days that by the time I finish my foundation, I can already see oil break through on my nose.   Suggestions for a T-zone primer & a very sheer color or translucent oil control powder.    
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I treat my nose area (oily) different from the rest of my face. It doesn't get the moisturizers and silicone-based products that the cheeks and other normal/drier parts ... see post
sugarskulls
Moisturizer For Wearing Underneath Makeup
I'm looking for a good moisturizer for combination-oily skin to wear underneath liquid foundation. I've tried Clinque hydration gel and it makes my foundation and powder foundation look cakey. I've tried Korres yogurt and it makes my foundation peel.
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not exactly what you are asking but I tried many different moisturizers and primers for my very oily skin nothing helped during summer but recently noticed if I apply Sh... see post
nightknight
Stubborn Forehead Breakouts
Nowadays, it seems like the only place I ever break out is my forehead. And they are small, under the skin pimples. They're not very visible, but I can feel them when I touch my face. I've tried salicylic acid treatments, tea tree oil, and spot treatments. But nothing seems to keep them at bay. Once I get rid of one, another pops up.   Any help is greatly appreciated.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had similar and nothing really worked, mine cleared up with the rx Aczone - which is topical dapsone gel. see post