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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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HALL OF FAMER drrragon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Doh, that makes total sense!  I could swear I've read that before somewhere but my memory is like a sieve!  Thanks for clearing it up. :) see post
Skin Cleanser for Rosecea
I have rosecea and I just discovered CoverFX, is there is cleanser and make up remover you can recommend for rosecea as well?
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I think cleansing oils are the ones that you can cleanse your makeup so cleanly without much pressure and rubbing. Shu Uemura oils are my favorites, but others should wo... see post
Recommendations for under-eye products
Hello, I'm 34 with fairly normal skin. It used to be oily but has changed in past few years to normal (and VERY slightly sensitive, though not enough to really be a concern.) What I'm looking for is something to address my under-eye wrinkles which have developed in the past year. I've had forehead wrinkles for quite some time but recently saw lines looking like crows feet and some wrinkling that goes from under eye are to top of cheeks. It's kind of hard to explain, sorry! I also have a lot of dark spots from sun damage. I do not have issues with puffy eyes or dark circles. I have used retinols and glycolic acids on & off infrequently over the past 10 years, as well as light moisturizers. What I've used so far in the past 2 years to address my current issues have not worked well: Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu brightening mask (great hydration but did nothing for my dark spots and wrinkles) Philosophy renewed hope in a jar: did not minimize wrinkles at all, Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders: making my under eye area VERY dry and seeming to deepen the wrinkles there. Long story short, I need something to hydrate my under-eye area and give me anti-aging benefits, and would love a multi-tasking product for my dark spots as well. Any suggestions are welcome and thank you so much for reading my long post!
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I want something that can diminish fine lines under my eyes any suggestions..?!
I have fine lines under my eyes and I would like to know eye products that can diminish these line on the long term..
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I need an eye cream.......
I normally have oily skin but for the last month my eyes have been really dry. The inner corner of my eye lid and the outer corner of my lash line stings, especially after washing my face. My inner eye lids also flakes if I don't put some kind of cream or oil on it. This hasn't happened to me before so I am not sure of the reasons why. I haven't changed my skincare routine other than using the Tarte C-brightener eye cream, but only after my eye started getting dry/ flaky/stingy.  I need an eye cream I can use both on my lids & under eye to help moisturize my lids and under eye, to prevent it from flaking. 
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HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use the same Tarte C-brightener eye cream as you, and a Sephora cast mate told me to use it both on my eyelid and under my eye. I love it. It's a great pre-eyeshadow c... see post
here's where to find those exfoliating foot peel masks in Canada
There was a thread not that long ago about those asian exfoliating foot peel masks and since seeing it and discovering that (thanks to whoever initially posted about it!) I just knew I had to buy it. I just thought that my Canadian gals would like to know that I found a box at Pharmaprix in Quebec (otherwise known as Shoppers in the rest of Canada) for pretty cheap. The internet told me that Shoppers carried a brand called Footner, but that's not what I found. But I did find "Feet Treat Pedi" by "Look Beauty" and the box says it was made in Korea. It was 10$. I got the last two boxes. It has the same directions as all the other ones: soak feet, wear for 60-90 mins, rinse feet. Feet start peeling in a few days.   I'll either try it tonight or tomorrow night. I'm kind of excited but scared I'll go nuts and peel all my skin off. I just hope its as good as the real deal. I guess I'll know in about a week.
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
beautynetkorea dot come also sells them and has free shipping to Canada! I am waiting for my package to arrive now! :D see post
Q. Will the Clarisonic stimulate unwanted hair growth?
I really want to buy a Clarisonic Mia but I'm afraid that it might stimulate the hair on my face to grow thicker. I really don't want my peach fuzz to become more noticeable.    I read this online: Topical hair growth  is caused by sustained surface irritation to an area. These methods can stimulate the blood supply to an area, bringing more nourishment to the area. This can stimulate hair growth.    Has this happened to anyone using the Clarisonic?  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I've never come across this issue before while working with the Clarisonic or to any clients that I've recommended it to.   To be honest, your worry isn't irrational, ... see post
sandpaper skin
The skin on my face feels like sandpaper. It's really tight and it really, really hurts. What can I use to help?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Which Neutrogena Rapid Clear product did you use?   CeraVe is very gentle, the cream (in the tub) is very moisturizing, also gives a light barrier feel. Could also add... see post
Skin Care Products for Skin Cancer
I was just diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer) on the bridge of my nose. I have to have it removed on May 12 and I would like to know the best products I can use to lessen the appearance of the scar, and to protect my skin from future sun damage. It is a very small spot and the doctor said he will make the cut go sideways so it will blend in with any natural wrinkles I have. I'm 56 and don't have many wrinkles yet but I really would like to minimize the scar as it heals. I would also like to find a foundation/moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30.  I prefer something completely natural.   Thank you for any suggestions and recommendations.
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am very sorry to hear, but glad they caught it and it is getting addressed. I had quite significant Mohs surgery for the same and have been vigilant ever since. My ski... see post
BB gel cream SPF
My skin is medium brown what shade would you advise me to use
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Fellow makeup lovers with Rosacea, how do you treat and conceal it?
So it turns out I may be entering the early stages of Rosacea and I was wondering how others treated and concealed the redness. What skincare products do you think works best? Whether it's over the counter or prescribed. 
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HALL OF FAMER mberteig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To cover, I really love IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness.  It only comes in one color, so if it works for you, that is great!  I am light to medium with yellow undertones an... see post
Cleanser to smooth the skin?
I'm looking for a cleanser to smooth out the texture of my skin. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY BOSS beyourbeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
this was once a go to of mine!! see post
Negatives from retinol/ retinoids?
I've just started using Sunday Riley's Luna oil, which has retinoids in it.  I use it maybe once a week, but only for a few weeks. I don't have sensitive skin but AHAs are an immediate and noticeable issue. I used the Luna oil last night and this morning my skin has a few red blotches, a bump and some other spots.  It could be totally unrelated to the Luna oil so I don't want anyone to assume the oil is a bad one!!!  And everyone's skin reacts differently to different ingredients (if this oil has any AHAs in it…then that would be the issue for me, probably not the retinoids). I've uses retinoids/retinol a few times in the past but rarely, so am not sure of the potential related problems my skin could have. Does anyone have input or insights as to what bad effects could retinoids have on skin?   Like I said, it might not be Luna causing the problems or it could be that my skin can't handle an ingredient.  But I thought I'd ask. My skin has a red spot, a few small bumps and this odd patchy area by my temple.   Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
AHA can be irritating to skin (I can't use AHA but I can use BHA without problems). So does retinol. Some dermatologists say that retinol has to be irritating to make a ... see post
What should the steps be in a skin care routine?
I feel like there are so many different steps to put into a skin care routine...how do I figure out what the right ones are...and in which order? Should you wash, treat, serum, moisturizer? What about all the face oils out there? Where do those come into play? I would like a routine to help with to help even out skin tone and be anti-aging as well. Help! 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Briebrie   Here is how I approach skincare and my own thoughts (FYI, I am 40):   1.  ALL  moisturizers, eye creams etc are anti-aging even if they don't say anti-agi... see post
Super Dry Skin Around One Eye
Hi! I don't know if anyone has ever experienced this, but somewhat recently around the corner of one of my eyes has become super flakey. It's the side of the eye where the tear duct is and goes a little into my eyelid. The skin around my other eye is completely fine and all moisturized and smooth, so it's just one eye. I moisturize my whole face equally and have even been putting more around the super dry skin in hopes of fixing it. It kind of works, but the only thing I found that works is putting Neosporin on it. I only put it on there since the skin would become so dry it would flake off and be pretty raw and red (I make sure not to touch my eye with it, and I do it right before I sleep). When i do put Neosporin on it, the skin actually becomes less dry and looks like it's healing. Any suggestions on what it could be and what I could do to fix it? Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ flyte / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hey! Thanks for the reply. I was at the OB/GYN the other day and mentioned my eye and they thought it was eczema just from the looks of it. They recommended me to a d... see post
Dennis Gross peels
I had a sample of this today - I liked the way my skin tingled. Has anyone used these peel pads?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great!  I would start with using this twice a week.  If you find them helpful and your skin feels good, you can adjust the schedule as you wish. see post
Best treatment for keratosis pilaris on face?!
I have mild KP on my face, and while it has never really bothered me that much (since I can just cover it with a lot of makeup) I want to finally do something about it.  My skin is normal to dry, and not very sensitive.  I currently use my Clarisonic daily, which helps a little, but it's not quite enough.  Does anyone have any product recommendations that are safe to use on the face?!  
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SCENE QUEEN lcyogi / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Great!  Thank you! I will check into that brand!! see post
Milia on eyelids
A few days ago, a makeup artist did a makeover for me and she used face primer (those silicone type) on my eyes. I was horrified but I didn't want to say anything in case she felt insulted since she's the one who studied makeup.. Now I'm really regretting because I have milia on my eyelids. How can I get rid of them (without extractions)?   On a side note: I gave my friend the Too Faced shadow insurance to use as an eye primer but she ignored it and went ahead to use her own face primer on my eyes. Makeup artists.. do you feel offended if your client gave you their own products to use? I previously told the makeup artist that my skin was extremely sensitive and prefer to use my own products..
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A professional makeup artist told me what primer and foundation to buy and try out before meeting with her. On the day of, she said to bring it and I had her use my prim... see post
Getting rid of puffy under eyes
For as long as I can remember I've had puffy under eyes. I don't really have issues with dark circles as much as general puffiness.   I know it doesn't help that I tend to pound water right before I go to sleep - something I've been doing since I was very little. So I'm willing to accept what that creates but would love any ideas or products that can quickly eliminate under eye puffiness and tighten that skin back up. 
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SCENE QUEEN deesbeauty / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Check out my article http://deesbeauty18.blogspot.ca/2015/04/pulverize-thateye-puffiness-by-diandra.html for tips on how to depuff eyes! :-) see post
Eyelid Dryness
Hello,   So this morning when I went to apply my eye primer I noticed my lids and the inner corner of my eyes near my nose we're dry and slightly flaky. I opted to use my Algenist Eye Cream on my lids very small amount and put my primer over top. It seems to work, now I was wondering what can I do to fix this dryness issue as I know you really shouldn't use eye cream on the lids due to the skin being so thin ?. I only did this today but if you got a quick remedy that would be great.   
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BEAUTY MAVEN CaptM / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My eye area is always very dry, usually the inner corner, which i'm pretty sure is from my eye makeup remover.  Honestly I just use my normal moisturizer (I use BareMine... see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
I am 15 years old and I recently bought the foundation, am I too young to be wearing foundation ? Is the foundation non-comedogenic? My mom has told me that foundations can make the skin age faster, is that true ? I am worrying because the foundation is quite pricy and I'm hoping that there won't be any regrets. Also, Would it work if I were to mix it with moisturizer to turn it into a tinted moisturizer? As for additional information, My skin is quite oily (especially the T-Zone, oh boy) and have a few acne spots and pimples here and there. Thank you
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biomakeup / FRESH FACE / replied
hey dear i recommend u not using any foundation on your skin because you're too young and you're an adolescent and as it's known your skin may be faced some changes like... see post
Looking for an eye cream
I'm in my 20's, and decided to start using an eye cream to help my dark circles under my eyes and help revitalize elasticity and prevent wrinkles. I have fair skin, so the sun takes a toll on the most delicate parts of my skin, and I want to start using an eye cream now to help. I've been looking at eye creams like these that Sephora recommended via the filters. http://www.sephora.com/miracle-worker-retinoid-eye -repair-cream-P377330?skuId=1482546 http://www.sephora.com/hypoallergenic-firming-eye- cream-P294204?skuId=1366814 http://www.sephora.com/bio-performance-super-corre ctive-eye-cream-P378348?skuId=1507631 http://www.sephora.com/plantscription-tm-anti-agin g-power-eye-cream-P394702?skuId=1675206 http://www.sephora.com/lift-lighten-eye-cream-P783 25?skuId=945337   Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ redsoxshorty58 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Depending on what your dark circles are from, you won't get rid of them.  I have allergy induced dark circles and I love the Caudalie Polyphenol C-15 Eye Cream, it reduc... see post
Best serum for a beginner?
I'm looking for a serum/oil to try. I have never used one before and could use a little help. I have pretty bad rosacea and some acne/oily skin. I have the Ole Henriksen vitamin C truth serum in my cart now and am wondering if I should be looking at something else to try? Help a sister out!
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HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OH truth serum is a great choice. I didn't find OH to flare anymore redness on me ( I have dry sensitive skin with redness but not rosacea.  I agree with kb though about... see post
Relatively Inexpensive Eye Cream
I just started using a new face moisturizer with sunscreen in it so I can't use it around my eyes, like I was able to do with my previous moisturizer.  Now I am on a search for an eye cream to keep this area moisturized, however, my eyelids tend to be oily.  So I'm trying to find an eye cream that moisturizes, but isn't too oily on my eyelids.  Any suggestions?!  I was looking at the Clinique All About Eyes since it has such great reviews, but I want to ask around first.  I don't want to spend an arm and a leg either on it, at most $35.  Thanks!!  
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
aesummrgrl   I have used Mario Badescu Hyarulonic Eye cream for years - it is my eye cream of choice.  I use it under my eyes and on the eye lids.   I think it is $2... see post
Exfoliation. Or rather, lack thereof.
So I've finally realized that since I started to get really into makeup a little over a year ago (I'm 27. I'm a little late to the game, here), my skin is not, of course, perfect.   I've managed to deal with my combination skin type for years, and I'm pretty sure the thing I'm lacking is exfoliating. An oily T-zone can be pretty common, but the fact that my nose and chin still decide to peel like I'm an exotic snake shedding my skin is not. (I just made myself go "ew" out loud)   Is there a good exfoliating product that's better for someone that hasn't used them before? Or even preferably for someone with sensitive skin (I'm not necessarily sensitive, I just don't want my face to go raw).   Any recommendations would be fantastic, thanks <3
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have sensitive skin and my absolute fav exfoliator to use is Lush Dark Angels! It has charcol and sugar in it to gently exfoliate the skin. I put it on when I get into... see post
Q. I have white spots on my chest and arms. They are not bumps
Can anyone recommend a product to fix it or at least make it not so noticeable
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bjshep / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I've had the white spots on chest and arms and my physician said its Tinea versicolor. 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 MASTER HarlemJPN / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I also recommend going to a dermatologist as soon as possible. So much of acne at age 12 (and up!) is hormonal, and all the products in the world may not keep some acne ... see post
Q. Can someone help me find a sunscreen?
I used to use chemical sunscreens like from Neutrogena but they burned my eyes so I switched to physical sunscreens.I used the Shiseido for face/body SPF 50 in a blue bottle. However, I found those too drying. I feel like I'm at a dead end here in terms of finding a sunscreen that works for me. Can someone recommend a sunscreen that won't burn my eyes, isn't drying, doesn't feel greasy and doesn't have that sunscreen smell? It seems like a tall order but I'd appreciate any recommendations.
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. Shiseido, Dior whitening, algenist, Chanel.   Also, Elta MD that you can get either online or at dermatologist offices.   Best of luck ;) see post
Skin
I have been wanting to get lighter, brighter, and whiter skin on my face and body. I need advice on how and what products to use. I looked online for whitening creams but im not sure of any of those products are safe. I hear that some whitening creams can be dangerous. Lately I have been noticing that my skin isn't as healthy brighter as it used to be. I don't if it may be because i over exfoliate and wash my face to much but all I know that is getting worse and I need to fix it. Im only 16.. Also, any advice on how to get clear skin. I get blackheads and breakouts and i have some dark spots. I also have combination skin.   Please help  by telling what products to use and home remedies based on your experience. 
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IT GIRL HartlyQuin / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Meowers  Have you tried using Papaya soap its a natural skin whitener  some fruits have enzymes that help  get lighter and brighter skin  Personally I use Papaya soap... see post
Using a serum to fight dark spots with a retinal serum to fight lines
Can I use Murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum before I use Algenist  Retinol firming and lifting serum?  
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