Hi ladies! I'm currently looking to try a facial oil since I've heard so many great reviews about it. I have extremely oily (sometimes combo?), acne-prone skin, and I've been using oil-free skin care products all my life. I've tried so many moisturizers, but I'm not fully satisfied because my face would get oily 1-2 hours after applying them. After doing some research, I narrowed down to 2 products: Josie maran argan oil and the Tarte Maracuja oil. Which one is better in term of hydration, fast absorption, control oil? I'd greatly appreciate your input/ help! Thanks!
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some help with my oily skin! I have very oily skin and big pores and my skin gets sooo oily by noon time! I want to try the boscia black line, but I wanted to hear from some people about what products they use first! So this is what I do now: I wash my face in the shower with a neutrogena exfoliater (right now its a apricot scrub, but I was just using one for pore refining). I use clinique pore minimuzing serum (just started using this a couple weeks ago). I also use a clinique moisturizer (dramatically different gel in summer and moisture surge extended in winter/right now). Then I use smashbox primer light and bare minerals matte makeup (foundation, warmth, blush, mineral veil). When I have time in the afternoon I will use some oil blotting sheets and some touch up mineral veil. At night I wash my face with a toner because if I was my face with an exfoliater twice in one day, it gets super dry. I then put on the pore minimizing serum again and then a topical gel prescription from my doctor for acne. Please let me know if I should be doing anything differently! I have combination skin. I tend to be really dry around my nose and mouth when I get out of the shower. Maybe I need to try a different moisturizer, but I've tried so many and they just aren't strong enough. I need your help and I need to try something new because my face gets so oily and shiny and it emphasizes my pores and melts off my makeup! Thank you!!
Is REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk permanently gone? I just got turned on to this great product that was in my blitz bag. I have it in my cart and it said it was out of stock. When I clicked on it, there is no product at all and looks like Sephora will no longer carry it. Is this true or will it come back?
I have super oily skin and I've tried the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation and it looked terrible a couple hours after wear, as well as the Smashbox Liquid Halo. I feel like there is nothing out there that actually works. I was just wondering what you ladies use to control oil throughout the day? I heard the Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer was good at keeping your makeup put all day long, but I've never tried it. Can anyone tell me if thats true? Also what is the best foundation and concealer for oily skin to keep makeup stay put all day? Oh one more thing has anyone with oily skin tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light? Thank you so much for the help!
My 21st birthday is in two weeks and I've decided it's time to start taking better care of my skin. I have combination/oily skin and I'm prone to breakouts. I struggled with acne at the beginning of the year. I called it super-acne because it was terrible. The ONLY thing that helped was Clinique's Acne Solutions toner. I had been using the entire 3 step system for about a year and quit last December and soon after, my face broke out like crazy. It took 4 months of trial and error to figure out that the only thing that helped was the toner. I was trying to move away from such harsh chemicals to more organic formulas, but my skin did not like it at all. I'm about to be on winter break, so I want to try to switch to better products again while I have a few weeks to fine tune my skincare routine. Here's my skincare routine right now... Morning: Cetaphil Normal/Oily Gel Cleanser OR Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser (I switch it up) Clinique Acne Solutions Toner LUSH Enzymion or Imperialis (depending on how oily my skin feels) Nighttime: Philosophy Purity Makeup Remover Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Clinique Acne Solutions Toner AcneFree Retinol Complex Josie Maran Argan Oil I exfoliate with LUSH Ocean Salt twice a week and use a sulfur mask for acne twice a week. My skin has been pretty clear for the past 6 months. I just get a few blemishes around the time of my period. I love the argan oil and the Boscia cleanser, but I want to try to switch to a more natural toner. Not sure if I should add an eye cream in there or some anti-aging products? I don't have any wrinkles yet, but I see a lot of girls my age having fine lines around their eyes and I want to avoid that at all costs. Any recommendations?
I want to add a mask to my skincare routine, but can't decide which one to get.........Tarte Amazonian Clay Double Detox Exfoliating Face Mask or Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask. Has anyone tried these?? Or can you recommend one you use and love? I've got combo skin with occasional breakouts on chin and jawline. My main concern right now though is huge pores and blackheads on my chin.
I have used both crème concealers, liquid concealers. I have lines under my eyes which are very obvious...there not even fine lines. And even worse terribly dark circles. I don't know what to do so that the concealer doesn't go into the lines under my eyes and I have to keep retouching and tugging so it doesn't settle. Can you guys please give me some recommendations =)
In my quest to find something to control my oily skin, I've realized that no one product will ever do it. So I use a few products: Philosophy Total Matteness mask and Bliss Toner Pads are my two go-to products before I put on makeup. My foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear and I use the Urban Decay De-slick Oil Control spray. And I Urban Decay Razor Sharp powder. My skin is so oily, that I jokingly say I can lube a car engine with the amount of oil my skin produces. Ha! What do you all use?
Heyy everyone I'm looking for a good sunscreen for my combination skin. I wasn't someone who wears sunscreen because I was pale, sun exposure didn't make me red, and I had really good skin.. so I didn't care.. but I started breaking out, becoming greasy in the T zone starting 2 years ago... I'm also in either Korea or California in the summer where it is super humid and hot.. SO a sunscreen can't be making me oily, or breaking down my makeup.. I've used the lancome oil free before, but hated it.. it made me look dry while making me oily and breaking down my makeup... also took forever for it to absorb that it took forever for me put on makeup in the morning... any suggestions? I'm looking at clarins, neutrogena, josie maran, and shiseido... I'm also very prone to breakouts.. please help
I'm 20 years old and I use Dickinson's pore-perfecting toner, then cocoa butter fade cream, and Clinique's pore perfecting serum. What do you apply to your face before bedtime to keep your skin beautiful?
Hello, I was curious if there is a difference in skincare routine at different times. For my daytime, I wash my face with soup, apply toner, and put on moisturizer/cream that prevents my face from getting too oily. Should I use the same routine as in the daytime? If the skincare routine should be different slightly, can you recommend me some products? Thank you.
I've heard so many great reviews but I've also heard just as many bad reviews. I have a terrible oily t-zone and the rest of my face is fairly normal. I'm also concern on how hygienic is it. I heard you have to change the brush heads every few months but that also bothers me a little, aside from the initial price of the actual machine and brush heads.
I'm in desperate need for a primer for my overly oily nose! The rest of my skin is very normal but my nose produces enough oil for the rest of my face. I don't know what to do anymore. The one product I was using that was working the best started to clog my pores. If anyone else has a greasy nose like mine and has any suggestions I am all ears!!
SO I have origins spot treatment and I also have Neutrogena Oil Free sensitive skin moisturizer. SO I wash my face then dry, question is do I put my moisturizer on first then spot treatment, or spot treatment then try to go around with moisturizer? I have constant moderate acne around my chin, so that is where the spot treatment goes. Also side note I am thinking of purchasing Fresh Umbrian clay bar, because I am sick and tired of breaking about constantly, im 25 and the acne is wearing me down. So any feedback on the Umbrian?
I have a few questions about what products I should use as my current facial products are coming to an end. First, I have to tell you about my skin. I have combination/oily skin, mostly oily around my forehead, nose, and cheeks. I have visible pores on my nose (currently battling against blackheads and whiteheads). I'm currently using SkinFood: Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore collection. I love how it leaves my skin really smooth; however, my face still gets a little oily than I would like it to be. I tried other products before, which I really hate because it leaves my face really sticky afterwards and it doesn't help to control my oiliness as well as minimize my pores. I am planning to purchase the Clarisonic Mia2 Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution Collection because I heard so much good reviews about it. I am wondering about purchasing the CLINIQUE Great Skin, Great Deal - Combination Oily to Oily Skins. I also looked at Murad Acne Complex kit. I am not sure which product line is better for me. I do not have acne though. I believe I read better reviews from Clinique. I was wondering which product line is better at controlling my oiliness. I do not like my face to be shiny and oily by mid-day as well as sticky from the skincare product. Thank you. P.S. I was thinking about combining the Clinique 3-Step kit with the MURAD Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. I am not sure if this is a good combination in controlling my excess oils and prevent shine.
Hi, I live in a Caribbean Island named Trinidad and Tobago. Its always hot and humid here and I recently started wearing foundation but I seem to sweat it out or my oily skin shines through 120% of the time leaving me looking shiny, greasy and tired. =( Can you please please recommend the best face primer and eye primer and foundation for my situation? I am desperate as I am also an aspiring MUA and I really want to make sure my customer's faces remain flawless for long periods of time. Thank you for taking the time to assist. Regards, Keshia Nikita
I am 22 years old and I have such oily skin.Two minutes after I apply my makup, my skin is extremely oily! Lately it has gotten worse and it makes my makeup look like I didn't blend it I am a full time student and I don't have a lot of money to test any more products out. In pictures it looks like my face is covered in sweat. Please help!
I have extremely oily and acne prone skin and I want to try something for oily skin from Murad (I already love/use most of their products) but I am confused. What is the difference between the murad oil-control mattifier the skin perfecting lotion-blemish prone/ oily skin?
hey everybody. so i'm looking for a new skin care regime (morning & night) i've actually been wanting to go into a sephora and talk to someone but haven't had the time due to work & school. so i've been using store bought products, they work well, however i think they could be better. So currently i was my face at night with Neutrogena scrub at night & put a Neutrogena moisturizer cream before i go to sleep & in the morning I use Clean&Clear Morning burst face wash & gel moisturizer. & Neutrogena Toner after each wash. Problems: Neutrogena toner almost sometimes burns a little on my forehead. The moisturizer i feel leaves me feeling kinda more oily than I was before (i'm already oily enough!). Clean&Clear does a pretty good job with both wash and moisturizer, but i feel its too directed for young teenagers. I have oily/combination skin. The only time certain areas on my face (eyebrows & around mouth) actually become dry would be during the upcoming seasons, fall & winter. I was once told that i should use gel based moisturizer & i tried it & it was AMAZING! however i can't seem to find too many options for a gel base. Also my pores (to me) are huge! Primarily on my nose & a little on my cheeks. I've used biore pore strips to clear them & those work amazingly too, however within a week to a week and a half you can see my pores again. What i'm looking for is the whole 9 yards when it comes to my skin. I am very passionate to keeping my skin as healthy and clear as possible. (that might make me sound shallow but its just a weird habit of mine haha). Anyways my skin isn't sensitive (excluding that toner), and i'm open to any and all sugestions you have to help me (: i'm going to be 21 on October 30th(: so its another reason I'm looking to having clear beautiful skin lol. my parents are taking my out to dinner & a mariachi. Again any & all help is greatly appreciated!!!
Which do you guys lik better? The Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel OR The Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer I use my Ole Hendriskson Sheer Transformation at night cuz it helps with dark spots but I want a new moisturzier for the day These 2 sound good for oily skin
So I just started using my Clarisonic last Saturday. I'm using the sensitive brush head. I have been using it daily since Saturday. Today, I noticed that my face got bombarded with tiny flesh-like bumps all over my face! No, they are not pimples. I am sure of that. I don't know what to call them though. Is this normal? And my face got redder upon my usage of Clarisonic. Is this the normal purging stage? I was expecting more of an acne outburst but instead I got these tiny flesh-like bumps all over my face. What can I do to get rid of these? Please help.
I know there have been several posts about oily skin and controlling the oil and I hate to start another conversation about it but I am in desperate need of some help. My current regimen is not working and I am at my wits end. A little about me - I am 39 years old with combination/oily skin. If I treat it too aggressively for the oil, it dries out so I tend to use products geared towards combination skin. My skin is not sensitive (Thank God) and I have large pores on my nose along with some pesky blackheads. Here is my regimen: Origins United State Toner Kate Sommerville Quench Oil Free Serum ROC Eye Serum (once I run out I am going to switch to something better) Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion Smashbox Primer Light / Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer (I have samples of those and I am currently trying them out) MAC Studio Fix Foundation (I have a hard time finding a color for my sallow skin and they have one that matches perfectly) Clinique Oil-Free Loose Powder Origins Checks & Balances Cleanser/Origins Never a Dull Moment Cleanser (mostly using the first one) - daily Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask - one a week Ole Henricksen Walnut Scrub - once a week Origins Modern Friction Scrub - once a week (substitute for Ole) I am completely open to any suggestions/additions/recommendations. I recently added the Ole scrub and primers in the hopes that they would help but I am not seeing much of a difference. I guess I am somewhat greatful for the oily skin because I do not have huge crows feets or lots of wirnkles like my friends my age. I have a few but they are somewhat minor although I am always on the lookout for something anti-aging. Thanks!!