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Cleansing water for face: do I want them or not?
I have two of the smaller sizes in my basket (Caudelle and Koh Gen Do). Do I want them or not? I've never tried cleansing waters before but am very intrigued.  Anyone who has tried them have any thoughts?   The brands are great ones.  How about this product?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That one seems very, very popular.  On it's way to me... see post
How to not contact rosacea
I am not trying to scare anyone, but be cautious when sampling creams/serums/etc at beauty stores where everyone can dip their fingers in! Rosacea in some people is caused by Demodex mites which live on the skin and can be contagious!  Ladies and gents, be cautious - the mites are very real, microscopic but can be transferred from one person to another.  Just wanted to share so everyone takes extra precaution when sampling in store. 
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I heard you singing Night Cheese. see post
Pores
I seem to have ridiculously large pores on my cheeks with severe blackheads on my nose. I have been using ProActiv+ as a daily cleanser, Anthony deep pore cleansing clay twice weekly, and Bioré pore strips weekly (right after I remove the clay mask). I can see a difference after using the mask and strips, but by the next day, my blackheads are back. I know that I should be using a toner and moisturizer, but I'm not sure what will work the best for what I need. I have normal skin with some dry spots around my nose and mouth. Any suggestions for what I should try for a toner and moisturizer, as well as possibly a new cleanser? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hello! I also suffer from dreaded blackheads (some on my chin but mostly on my nose). The Origins Charcoal Mask is wonderful, it is one of the masks I use frequently. ... see post
Best pore unclogging strips?
So it looks like Sephora has discontinued my beloved Bosica Pore Unclogging strips . I liked these sooo much more than Biore...the Boscia were larger, and I like that they are black...makes it easier to see everything that the strips get out. I tried going to the Boscia website to buy them, but they are out of stock, which makes me think they are just discontinued in general. Anyone have an as good or better recommendation? I loved using these after the GlamGlow SuperMud mask....it makes SUCH a difference in my pores on my nose.
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So I make my own. Sounds wierd I know but I never found the store bought ones to be very effective for me.   1 Tablespoon unflavored gelatin 1 1/2- 2 Tablespoons Mil... see post
Regime order & input needed
I'm 30 with medium-toned, combination/oily, acne-prone skin, sometimes even with hormonal cystic acne.  I have pitting and dark scarring from previous acne.  I use Tazorac (tretinoin) every other night via my dermatologist and take Spironolac. I just purchased a Clarisonic Mia 3 which is in the mail..   1) What is recommended to use with the Clarisonic?  I'm hoping it will replace my need for my muslin cloth-using REN Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm which I use to help w/ the peeling from Tazorac    My usual AM: -REN Rosa Centifolia Purity Cleansing Balm -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel (all over face) -Skinceuticals CE Ferulic -Perricone MD Photo Plasma w/ spf 30 OR Murad Essential-C Day Moisture spf 30 -makeup   PM regime: -mild cleanser -Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner -Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel -Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair -rotating between my Tazorac & Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster -Murad Essential-C Night Moisture   2)  Am I overlapping or using too many products?   3)  Does this order seem about right?  
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NatalieCassie / FRESH FACE / replied
 As a avid researcher of products (as much as possible) before use. You may also want to review what the industry experts said about this specific line. http://www.paul... see post
WHAT MOISTURIZER IS GOOD FOR ROSACEA AND SENSITIVE SKIN?
What is a good moisturizer for around $50 and under for rosacea and sensitive skin. Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT jeyrosella / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have rosacea as well and finally have it under the best control ever (without prescriptions for once, yay!). I no longer have much redness and have zero bumps as long ... see post
how to help my acne??
im all of a suden been breaking out a lot, i use the orgins cheeks and balances face wash and the clean and clear moisturizer. What are some good products for me to use?? I'm 12 years old and looking for something not to expensive!! what are your thoughts??
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second this!  I'm a huge fan of the skincare products at sephora, but seeing a derm saved me time and money.  I think one thing that is clear to me about skincare for ... see post
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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BEAUTY RESIDENT PhoraGal / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Glad I found this thread... I can't help but be skeptical of a beauty review website that is also trying to sell their own products.  They do rate some products very hi... see post
Chemical Peel and Resurfasing Masks
Here is a question. I use chemical peel once in a week. Now I have tried and liked and bought Tata Harper resurfacing Mask as well as Ren glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal mask. What I want to know is if it will be too much exfoliation if I use one of these masks once a week along with the weekly peel. Skin care experts guide me if these masks perform the same function as a peel, if so I'll not buy any more peels unless I use up these masks????
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks Jemly, lately I am not reaching for my clarisonic more than a few times in a week although I have changed the brush heads to the radiance one. I agree that tata ... see post
Clarisonic Mia 2 or Foreo Luna?
I really want to get one of these to add to my daily routine. I just don't know which one to get. The Foreo Luna is obviously more money up front, but you have to buy replacement heads for the Clarisonic. So in the end the Clarisonic will cost more. Honestly with price aside which one do you ladies like more?
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shellyskin / FRESH FACE / replied
There is another alternative that only costs $49.99. SiliSonic is the first sonic brush that has interchangeable silicone heads. Since the heads are silicone, you do not... see post
Moisturizers and exfoliator
I am fifty years old and have limited means. My skin texture is terrible and I have many fine lines and wrinkles. Every time I use skin care products my face breaks out. I drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. I use sun screen year round and a visor and sun glasses in the summer. When I use only cleanser and witch hazel as an astringent my face clears up but the appearance and texture just keep getting worse. I find that my skin does better with powder mineral make up but it emphasized the lines and texture problems. Please help me!
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Face shaving for women?
I've recently seen a few articles about shaving the peach fuzz off of your cheeks and upper lip and so on, to help you have a more even complexion and to allow your makeup to apply better.  I don't believe in the whole "it'll grow back darker and thicker" thing, and I know that Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor did the shaving thing, and that dermaplaning has become popular.   Has anyone tried this or know anyone that has? I have fine peach fuzz over my cheeks, and sometimes it's annoying when I'm trying to go for the flawless makeup look, and I don't think I could handle waxing or threading my cheeks, but if razoring works, then I'm willing to give it a shot.    I also read online that it helps to remove a layer of dead skin, like exfoliating, and can give you a more even complexion.   
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have used the finishing touch trimmer on my upper lip for years, and I wax my chin. My cheek hairs have recently started to bother me, but I'm not sure I'm going to do... see post
Dr. Dennis gross peel gentle enough to help fade & even out injury scar?
Suffer an accident 2weeks before Christmas & I am left with 3 slightly indented scars on my face , 1 on my left center top lip. When I ask about treating scars all doc said ""give it 2-4 months its should heal on it own if you keep it clean. See plastic surgeon 6 months later if it bothers me."  That is the last thing I want to hear cuz I don't believe in it cuz I have seen what happened to my friends with careless surgeons. Before all this happened to me I  was getting serious on wanting to improve uneven texture on my skin. I had got a smaple of Dr.Dennis gross ferulic acid + retinol brightening solution loved how it improve my skin so I order online my 1st original formula 14day kit 2days before I got hurt. I had been doing everything in my power not to return it. 6 1/2 weeks since it happened, my kit just sits there since I've been healing. & during healing process  been using gentle scrubs & cleanser, also la mer concentrate (thank u pam) to help treat & heal my scars. Seems my scars are almost done forming, so I started to use my solution again, but is the peel gentle enough for evening out injury scars? I am trying everything in my power to see what might help me so I can prevent plastic surgery.  
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BEAUTY BUFF Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi there. I have a small scar on my face resulting mainly from the tiny sutures that the dr. inserted. It is kind of a puffy looking scar, now approx 2-3 months old. Onc... see post
What is best green tinted moisturizer/concealer, for coverage of nasal/chin spider veins?
Saw the dermatologist today.  He recommended laser or green tinted moisturizer.  Laser cost is out of the question so it needs to be the moisturizer or concealer.  I have no idea what is what.  What is best green tinted moisturizer/concealer, for coverage of nasal/chin spider veins?               Brandy54
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Brandy54,   I would suggest Smashbox's Color-Correcting Primer:   http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-color-correcting-foundation-primer-P78811?skuId=1350024 ... see post
Skin Discoloration
In the last few years I have suffered from getting bad acne in my check area and I am olive tone so they are leaving some marks and the worst this is i have white patches or discoloration which i believe is from the sun which is becoming more noticeable.  I have olive tone  skin (44)  and depending on makeup you can really notice the discoloration.  What foundation can I use to even my skin color and make it look like one color again????
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Alilou7497,   Let us know what your current makeup routine is like - are you currently using a foundation, but find that the discoloration is still visible? If th... see post
Q. Has anyone tried both Soap and Glory Righteous body butter and the lotion version?
I purchased the birthday box a while ago, and completely loved it! My keratosis pilaris is almost gone at this point (although it may partly be due to using lotion regularly), and I want to repurchase. I was just wondering if the body butter was any better or worse? You get more product for the money in the lotion, but maybe the body butter goes farther? idk and I only want to buy one lol
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HALL OF FAMER Rhiannon1419 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have both. It depends on what kind of consistency you're looking for. The body butter is a lot thicker and heavier than the lotion. It's also more moisturizing. I don'... see post
Help! FAB breaks me out
So I have recently discovered that FAB moisturizer breaks me out. I really love the clinique moisture surge but its out of my price range at the moment. Any recommendations that are cheaper than the moisture surge but still a gel type of moisturizer (those tend to work better for me).   Bonus points if it comes in a tube instead of a jar!  I hate it when the product gets under my finger nails. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just tried FAB Ultra Repair Cream a week or so ago and within 3 days my forehead was covered in little red and flesh colored bumps.  I was surprised too because so man... see post
Chickenpox marks
I had chickenpox couple of months ago, and had dark marks on my face. What do you recommend to lighten the marks or make it disappear?
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SCENE QUEEN Keyndigang / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi NikaBT. Yes it is both, some indented and mostly marks and discoloration. And true in time it will fade. I was just looking for something to jumpstart the fading proc... see post
Mask for red irritated skin caused by acne treatment?
Hi there, my skin recently became red, irritated caused by acne treatment. Avene thermal spring water and Soothing Moisture Mask slightly helped. Is there a calming mask that is able to relief my irritation overnight? THX.
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SPECIAL GUEST gwwindom / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I am interested in Laura Mercier sink foundation. what color would match estee lauder double wear' fresco 01    2C3 thanks, Gail   see post
Can I return my product? Alternate product suggestions?
I bought Caudalie antioxidant line (green packaging) just last week.  I spoke to a Sephora rep in store who suggested this line based on my dry/oily/aging skin.  I was super excited to use it and after 2 days of using it I noticed my skin was not responding the way I wanted it.  My skin on my face has actually gotten worse (more dry and now bumpy).  I stopped using the all the Caudalie products I purchased and the bumps are starting to smooth out just after a few days.  Can I return the opened packing to exchange for a different line?  What other lines would you recommend?
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villabar / FRESH FACE / replied
That's great!  Thanks for the suggestion too. see post
Manicure and pedi! What's the best products to use? Help Please!
Ok, I have this obsession with my hands and feet, I know weird!lol. Tell me what your using at home? Getting manis and pedicure are exspensive! My feet are usually very dry and I've tried lots of products like Josie Maran body butter, her oil, soap and glory heel Genius,Argan  Infinity creamy oil, Wen balm, lots of lotions and sanding them twice a week but there still dry! Lol. I have tried putting on products and wearing socks to bed but I'm still not getting the results I want! If you have the time please tell me what works best for you. My hands look great but my feet are still a dissapointment to me. Thanks in advance ,,,, Dan 
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BEAUTY MASTER NailsForLife / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
After showers, I use my body creams, then in addition to that, for my feet, I add on L'Occitane's shea foot cream.  Massage that baby in!  I lie on my bed and work my fe... see post
Help me cure my red skin?
So I have redness covering my nose and cheeks and I finally want to seriously get rid of it. One of my friends who has done a bit of research into skincare mentioned that it might be from exposure to different products and the chemicals working against my sensitive skin. I switched to a cleanser and moisturizer by Pharamagel. I was wondering what are the best ways to treat redness? And if redness could be caused by dehydration? And what would probably be the main causes of redness in skin?
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shaelynn,    Meganlisa had some great information for you- redness in the skin can be caused by anything and if you truly want to treat it, sometimes visiting a d... see post
Eye cream for dark circles
Hi Everyone,    Can someone recommend an eye cream for dark circles? I'm been looking at Clinique even better eyes dark circles corrector, Estée Lauder idealist cooling eye illuminator, or Lancôme bienfait multi vital eye. Which one of these is better or what other eye cream would you guys recommend? Thanks
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AndreitaH, Dark circles are either caused by lack of sleep and/or water, or they are genetic. In both cases, an eye cream unfortunately won't help much, which is wh... see post
Moles
So I have this mole on my lower left cheek and I love it. It's my beauty mark and I embrace it. However I noticed that recently it had gone from nearly black to a very light brown that looks just like light hyper pigmentation. The texture has also gotten much smoother. So I was just curious if anyone else has this sort of thing happen to them? Now I just draw it in, but I'm bummed that it seems be be leaving.   On the bright side, I can cover up acne to make them it like a mole without it looking weird (the placement and prominence of my mole made it look awkward regardless of where the spot was on my face). Do any of you all do that?
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Go to a dermatologist to be sure, but lightening of the melanin in your skin is not uncommon. The freckles on my arms are nearly as dark as they were when I was a kid, m... see post
Q. What is the best product you've found with sunscreen?!
Hello! First time posting, but I am going on vacation to the Caribbean at the beginning of March and was wondering what everyone would recommend for sunscreen (both body and face!) given the latest or upcoming products. I heard a whisper about the Sun Safety Kit Sephora released last year being awesome, but fear it will not come out in time. Thanks for any suggestions!   I have pretty normal skin (rarely breakout, not dry nor oily) but definitely do not want a product that'll cause problems!
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BEAUTY PRO jadeann / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I love Algenist's Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 for my face. It's what I wear every day, with or without makeup. It's very lightweight, absorbs quickly and i... see post
Does the Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler Show Curl XL Lash Curler contain any nickel?
Does the Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler Show Curl XL Lash Curler contain any nickel?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thanks for your patience, Mina2005! The Sephora Collection Show Curl XL Lash Curler is made out of Japanese steel and silicone. :)    Cheers!  Kevin  see post
Would a teenager using an anti aging product have a negative impact?
I'm 17, and growing up I was always told never to use any skincare product because they will actually make you look older when you're young. Not sure if that is actually true, but I guess I sort of believe it since it's what I've always been told. Well, I recently used some samples that I got from Murad and I loved them. They made my skin looking really fresh and healthy, and it took away the normal dullness I have. It's an anti aging product though, so I've been a bit iffy about purchasing the full size of it since I'm not concerned about aging right now. If I were to use this product all the time could it have a negative effect since it is not meant for my type of skin?
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Decide for yourself though.  Just providing info for you to read.  No one can tell you what to do and even people with the best intentions on their advice can possibly l... see post
blackheads/whiteheads/finelines
I'm 21 years old, I have combo to dry skin. It isn't acne prone BUT I suffer severe blackheads and white heads around my mouth, jaw and the forehead area. I also noticed that my smile lines have gotten deeper. I've never tried looking into high end skin care so this is where I ask for advice or recommendations. I recently purchased the  GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT  for the blackheads/whiteheads and the  Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum  for the fine lines. Has anyone tried any of these products out? If so, are they good? I feel like I've hit rock bottom trying out drug store skin care products but they just don't seem to work for my skin.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautymrked,   Most people love Glamglow! I think their Supermud treatment is an excellent choice if you're looking to clear our blackheads and whiteheads. You ca... see post
Pore reducer
Hi Im looking for something to reduce the size of my lrge pores especially around my nose.  I'm 58 and normal to dry skin  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Randela,   It can be tough to treat pore size when it's not associated with oily skin, as many products are meant to tackle both concerns at one! I would suggest ... see post
Skin Care Regimen for oily, post-acne skin?
What are a few awesome products from Sephora for a complete   skin care regimen to help someone with post-acne scars/discoloration or dark spots/oily skin in order to brighten up and even out the skin's tone and texture?   I don't get acne anytime during the month EXCEPT when it's "that time" of the month, so that is not my main concern. It's more about the acne I had when I was younger and the discoloration and unevenness it has left on my skin. Just looking for something to brighten, even out, and smooth my skin out!   I'm thinking exfoliator, peel, moisturizer, cleanser? Thoughts? Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks for the three month update.  It's always good to see how skin responds after having had enough time to truly show the effects.  I understand your feelings on Ole ... see post