Does anyone have any critiques of Caroline Hirons? I've been following her blog and recommendations, and have been extremely impressed so far. Are there any other beauty/skin care blogs out there that come from a different school of thought? Also, does anyone on here use Biologique Recherche? I recently purchased P50 (the 1970 one) and have started using it, but struggle to get past the awful smell!
Hi! Fisrt off let me just apologize if I put this in the wrong catogory as this is my 1st time posting anything on here (still confused as all get out, lol)! So anyway, I'm having a rosey cheek (& not in a good way) hotmess episode & I could use some much appreciated help w/ some skin care advice. I'm not sure what caused this or exactly if that is "all" it is being I went to see my derma (well, he was out so I saw the nurse practioner lady) & she said : (1.) Yes, it prob. has something to do w/ my recent full hysto, (2.) I told her I had gotten a delux sample of Hope In a Jar Night & tried it 1 time, then (not thinking I suppose) got up the next A.M. & sat by a window too read & got rosey cheeks that kinda "stuck around from what I can recall"....idk, (3.) I'm STRESSED AS H*** here lately, and (4.) that I have ROSACIA! However, from what I have seen & read doing my own research I don't think I have Rosacia. I have a half $+ size place on my left cheek & a quarter + size place on my right cheek (not in a perf. circle of course) that don't react to hot, cold showers/ weather, no where else on my face, & doesn't get brighter or "spread", and has no acne / bumps w/ it. The cream she gave me kinda scared me when I found it on-line "by accident" when a comercial came on 2day (something like redisnotnormal.com - it had a dalmation on it! lol). It's called MIRVASO. It scared me b/c of the "patients w/ depression part" b/c I have Bipolar & take medication for it (& some heart & muscle issues-just b/c that is scary). Besides, I think she may be wrong from what I seen/ read (& she isn't the Dr., can't wait to see him BLAH). To the Point (just wanted to fill u in w/ everything)- -I need to know what options here at Sephora are the best when it comes to treatments : Like Creams & Treatments ( I have the UD face spray & I LOVE it but need something with a POW that I can add to my daily regume) -I also need some help w/ maybe a spot treatment, or good-4-u powder, concealer, etc. * I already use the Clinique 3 Step for Dry skin and add some other goodie to it here & there (oils, rich creams, etc.). I use the Clinique eye creams and add or swap out sometime w/ some of my point perk eye creams. I have also recently changed from Clinique face powder(s) to Bare Minerals Go (Veil) powder & have a cpl of BB's & CC's like Boscia, Tarte, Clinique CC, and a bunch I haven't even tried yet (wow, right). I have the Dr. Jart, UD Naked, and the Hourglass Spr Primer that came w/ the Giv. lipstick & Marc. J mascara, etc. * I NEED SOME MAJOR REGROUPING, HUH?! I THINK I DO. SOME DIRECTION OR SOMETHING. ( ^ that being said I have TON'S & TON'S of new & unused AWESOME prod's to add to 1 of those traveling beauty boxes! I just don't have a clue how to get in on the action/ or if I can! lol) But yeah, that's the scoop on my dilema of craziness ! ANY & ALL HELP, ADVISE, AND DIRECTION WOULD BE WONDERFUL & MOST APPRECIATED. So please, help a sister out! Thanks You!
How do I know if the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is powerful enough to protect my skin from the sun? I use a separate moisturizer with SPF 30 and I don't rely on foundation as my only source of sun protection On Beautypedia, Paula and her team rates some foundations, BB creams, etc. as poor because it doesn't provide sufficient protection, even if it has SPF. I know that she isn't very well liked on BT and some of the sources that she uses are from the early 2000s. Help?
This question may seem a bit strange, but here goes: I've been told by Sephora girls, MUAs, estheticians and the like, that when you first start a new skincare product or regimen, to give your skin 28 days to regenerate and go through the purge period to get used to the product. I've always followed this rule, and it's served me well. However, what about products you use once a week? Or bi-weekly? Or monthly? I'm mostly talking about masks. Why would they work in one treatment, when all other skincare products take four weeks of regular use to become accustomed to? Does this mean that I should use a mask once per week for four weeks in order to see the most optimal results? I'm just a bit confused on the subject, and I don't want to give anyone the wrong information or to be dismissing masks after one try because I didn't get good results (I'm looking at you, GlamGlow BrightMud) the first time I tried it.
I've heard so many good things, but I have NO idea what it is, besides that you probably brush your skin... while it's dry... But really, any tips and tricks to getting started would be appreciated, because I have tons of questions: 1) What kind of brush do I use? 2) Is llama hair okay? 3) Brush recommendations? 4) Does this mean I finally have to get a Clarisonic? 5) How often do I need to clean the brush? 6) Do I brush before or after showering? 7) Do I brush before or after moisturizing? 8) Is face dry-brushing a thing? 9) What if my face has a mustache? 10) How do I brush sensitive skin? 11) What are the benefits of dry brushing besides getting rid of skin flakes? 12) Any horror stories (bad experiences)? Edit: Added numbers to the questions!
I am needing suggestions on a good exfoliator. Right now, I use a clarisonic and apricot scrub, but I am wanting something with more benefits than apricot scrub (something that works as exfoliant and a mask) I don't care if it is drugstore or high-end I just want something. My skin is looking fiercely dull!
I've tried many acne treatments and found that BHA works best for me. sulfur used to work well, but when I have blackheads and "sudden" breakouts, there is nothing like the BHAs.. I currently have one from where I get facials, but they're crazy expensive and cost more than $100 dollars. I don't want the product to contain too many chemical products that's going to not be good for me in the long run.. and don't want it to break me out either.. could anyone recommend a serum or gel? can be either from Sephora or somewhere else.. if something that's natural/organic works, I would love that even more ! I don't want to be paying too much either because when it comes to BHAs, I use a generous amounts of it..
I've used products that promised to remove blackheads and minimize pores but I haven't seen any of that happening :'( Has anyone been successful at removing/clearing out their blackheads? Any recommendations? I'm currently using my Clarisonic mia2 with Purity but I haven't noticed a big difference.
I received a sample of a Paula's Choice Toner in the mail the other day, and haven't used it yet. I find conflicting information all over the internet, so I figured I'd come to my most trusted beauty advisers on the subject. I remember when I was little, I'd see my mom applying a toner, and never really understood it then. I have never used one, because I always associate it with a strong, astringent scent, that just smelling it feels like it would dry me out. What do toners do? What's the skin type for toners? Are there particular toners you like the best? At what point in your skincare regimen would you use one? I'm currently doing this for my morning routine: Wash face Exfoliate - Once or twice per week Mask - Once per week Face Oil Eye cream Serums Moisturizer And for my night routine: Oil cleanse Mask - Once per week Face oil Eye cream Serum Nighttime moisturizer or sleeping facial So where at in my routine would I incorporate a toner, if I used one? Thanks!
I am around 23-28, I wondered is that that good to start using Serum. I don't like to put a lot chemical on my skin, I use most organic like oil or home made mask such as cucumber avocado, and vitamin.. etc.. If I need to use serum, which one is good?
I've had a terrible cold, and my nose is killing me. I haven't had one like this in a few years, and in that time I've started avoiding petroleum by-products, so I don't want to do what I used to do and slather on some Vaseline. What other tips do you guys have for taking care of your nose while suffering from a cold?
I have dry-normal skin with dark spots, fine lines, redness, and uneven skin tone. I also have very bad dark circles and medium skin tone. My hair is really long with loose curls and is dry and lacks shine. I was wondering if anyone would share their go-to products that battle these multiple concerns at once. I also am very consistent with wearing UV protection all over and at least SPF 15, preferably 30.
Hi, I'm looking for a serum / cream or something that will reduce and eventually (over time) get rid of the redness on my cheeks. I have very sensitive skin. I use Lancome skin care (High resolution and genefique). I also use Shu Uemura and fresh facial cleansers. Thank you
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.
My skin's been very sensitive and red lately, with a lot of very fine, rashy bumps over my face. A typical day in the life of easily irritated skin. Can anyone recommend me a product that will soothe my skin? FYI, I only exfoliate once a week, but this week I accidentally overdid it. Also, here are some popular products I've tried that have not worked: -- Boscia Cool Blue Mask (burning sensation) -- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream (not enough effect) -- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (didn't absorb, made my face itchy) -- Hydrocortisone (usually works, but I'd prefer not to rely on corticosteroids, since that weakens the skin)
Anyone have any strong feelings about the imortance of toner? I just bought the Boscia Balancing toner. It smells good, but I've only used it twice, so I have no comments on efficacy as of yet. I just feel like I already have so many steps to my skin regimen, I've tended to just skip this step. Opinions?
Most chemical and physical exfoliators I've tried were too harsh, but I've heard that urea is a good exfoliator for dry and sensitive skin. What are some skincare products with a large amount of urea in them? I already know about the Perricone MD Blue Plasma, but I'd like to consider other products before I take the nearly $100 plunge.
Its reading week for me, and I decided to do something other than to study yesterday.. so I went out and bought all the ingredients, and made 1+1/2 Tbsp Brown sugar + 2Tbsp honey + 1 Tbsp almond oil. I tried it today, and it was sooo scratchy and irritating on my skin.. the end result was nice and smooth, but my face is 10x redder and warmer than it normally is T_T is there anything I can do about it? am I doing something wrong? I vaguely read about boiling the ingredients before hand.. but I'm scare that its going to destroy nutrients or something.. idk... just a feeling.. what should i do T_T
I read in another post that it is recommended to wear sunscreen everyday. Would a moisturizer with high SPF have the same effect? If so, what ones does everyone recommend & how high of an SPF should it be? I tend to burn very easily in the sun (don't tan), have normal/combo skin and sensitive/acne prone skin and have fair skin tones.
Hey beauties! I am looking at investing into a Clarisonic system cleaning routine. However, I would be using it mostly for pore refining and evening out skin texture. Since it is a lot of money, has anyone used it specifically for this reason of refining pores? If it works wonders then it will be worth the money, but if it's just another hype, I would rather save my money (to buy other Sephora products of course haha) Please, from a neutral stand point ladies (and gents) who has used this system and saw a dramatic difference in pore refining? I am also assuming to get the pore cleanser along with the system. Any and all feedback welcome and appreciated. Thank you very much everyone
I overexfoliated my skin a couple days ago and now my skin (cheeks especially) is red, irritated, and have this scaly feeling. I've been using the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Ultra Facial Cream to try and get my skin back to normal, along with the Simple Moisturizing Face Wash. It's been a couple days and my skin condition is still the same. Any tips/products BTers would recommend to heal my skin and hopefully not irritate it more?
I received a free sample of Mu rad Active Radiance Serum; while checking it out on line it states "It is recommended as a step two treatment in any Mu rad Environmental Shield regime as part of Dr. Mu rads Inclusive Health Care System". My question is this; what is step one?
I don't understand why it is so hard to make a good body scrub, but either it doesn't work (beads are too small or dissolves too readily) or it makes the bathtub super messy and dirty. but is there a scrub that actually works? I never was interested in body scrubs so I never looked into the body shop, bath and body works, Sephora and not even drugstore. please help me