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Scarring and discoloration
40 something with olive skin and much discoloration and scarring. What are some of the best products to try to minimize/fade these marks - or is it even possible? 
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BEAUTY BOSS desertdancer / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Something bit me on the back of my leg while sitting on the ground, and left a dark raised scar. My moisturizer is a high quality coconut oil with lavender essential oi... see post
whats a good way to get rid of scarring?
Natural ways would be vitamin c or jojoba oil other ways would be a dermaroller ( for example the "banish dermaroller" ), brightening mask from boscia, Mario badescu's ... see post
Broken Capillaries All Over Face?
Sorry, this is kind of gross, just as a warning. Yesterday I had a particularly bad migraine in the evening, which eventually caused me to vomit (again, sorry). This caused a ton of broken capillaries all over my face. Is there anything that I can do or any products that I can use to speed recovery? My face looks absolutely awful. =(
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Every time I vomit, that happens to me.  When I am pregnant (bad morning sickness), I walk around with those dots on my face for months, because the next time will alway... 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 BOSS desertdancer / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just saw some videos.  Her skin is very clear and while it does not look tight she does look lifted.   I like Paula and trust her reviews, but use them as guidance a... see post
looking for a product for décolletage area.. hyper pigmentation and vertical lines
http://www.sephora.com/vitamin-c-ester-15-P374202?skuId=1420330   I swear by that product.  I cannot rave enough about it.  It's great for spot treatment.  Be consiste... see post
Best facial oils, why and how do you use them?
I've noticed a lot of facial oils on people want lists (for sales, for wish list).  And, amazingly many of the most coveted are around $100 and sold out on the Sephora site.  Sephora's selection of face oils also seems to have grown a lot over the past 6 to 8 months.   So, which face oils are people loving and why?  How are you using them?  They seem to work for both dry and oily skin but are certain ones seeming to work better with specific skin types?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS moxiepancakes / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Update I got ahold of samples of Artemis and Flora. Really glad I tried Artemis before ordering as it was a real let down for me. The smell never faded during the day an... see post
Which Sunday Riley products are safe during pregnancy?
I'm pregnant (very early) and I adore Sunday Riley products and I was wondering which products from their line (or other lines with similar products) are safe to use during pregnancy?   My skin is combination, some fine lines, and occasional breakouts. Currently I use Juno oil (for the amazing glow), the Ceramic cleanser, and the Start Over eye cream.    Thank you!
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Help! What are these bumps called and how do I get rid of them?
Hi everyone, this past year I've noticed more and more of these tiny bumps appearing around my eyes. I have pretty dry skin, so I am used to texture on my face, but these bumps are different and they appear only under my eyes, eyelids, and on the sides of my nose as well. They might be milia, but I am unsure because they are not white. I don't know how to get rid of them-please help! I've tried exfoliating around my nose, which didn't really help, and I didn't think I should exfoliate under the eye. Sorry about the pictures, it was hard to capture them on camera, but they are pretty bad in real life. Please help! Thanks in advance!
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Haha thanks greenchilli. You're right, even if they don't completely go away, it's probably too minor of an issue to be noticed by others:) see post
skin care - comodones
I have had long term problems with comodones, the hard little whiteheads that seem impossible to get rid of. Do you know of any cleansing products that deal specifically with my issue as described?
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holly239 / RISING STAR / replied
I agree with veritabelle. I get them a lot near my eyes, so too delicate of an area for any kind of acid product. I use a sterile exacto knife to gently **bleep** the sk... see post
Sunscreen question that hasn't been addressed on the board.
I'm having an issue with sunscreen. I am using the MD Solar Sciences sunscreen SPF 50 and the Biore Aqua Gel sunscreen SPF 50. My problem is that even when I used these sunscreens, I still seem to be getting sun spots on my face. Has anyone experience this? I apply sunscreen in the morning, drive to the gym and come back home (around 8:00 am.), then drive to work at around noon or 1:00 pm.....that is as much sun as I'm getting. Is there a sunscreen that really works against protecting skin really well. I've heard that European or Asian sunscreens are better than American sunscreens. I prefer something that is light and doesn't have a greasy feeling. Your help would be much appreciated  
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HALL OF FAMER shapeshifter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Laynebr total said what i would say. I also like to layer suncreens, a chemical one on first, then a mineral. The advice i was given is a blob the size of a large almond... see post
Has anyone used the PMD Personal Microdermabrasion System?
I was think of investing in the Pro Model. I want to get one to help get rid of old acne scar and fine lines. What do you guys think of the system? Does it make you skin really smooth? Do you have any other favorite systems similar to the PMD?
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lna11 / NEWCOMER / replied
I just got my PMD recently, and it is awesome! My skin is already healthier looking after just a few treatments. I know there are other methods out there, but I think th... see post
Anyone tryed Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion yet?
I need to get a good exfoliator I've tried several over the years and have not found one I love yet. I'm thinking about trying this one out, but would like to hear from a few people that have tried it first. Or hint hint Sephora see it in the sample section as it is not in my local stores yet.
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I JUST got mine a few days ago.   I have only used it once so I can't respond fully YET.   I will say it has nice small grit.  It is a little tingly. It DEFINITELY s... see post
Oily yet dry skin?
For the past few months, I've noticed that when I step out of the shower, my checks feel really "tight" and when I pat around on my forehead and nose, it feels dry. So I use moisturizer to add back some hydration (but the tight feeling never goes away no matter how much moisturizer i add to my cheeks)  and apply makeup and not even two hours later I'm shiny everywhere  and my foundation looks cakey! I don't know if this means that my skin's dehydrated or combo or oily or what. I'd love if I could get some feedback, I want to fix this problem once and for all! Product recommendations (drugstore or high-end) would be greatly appreciated too; thank you so much!!  
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Sounds like your skin is dehydrated. If your skin is indeed dehydrated the best product/s I found are by GM Collin. Specifically formulated for dehydrated skin. However,... see post
Large pores/facial redness... HELP!!!!
Hi everyone! I have been searching forever for a product that will reduce my pore size I have around my nose and on my cheeks. I also have red, blotchy skin which could be sun damage but it is just red and never seems to go away. My skin type is combination and usually is sensitive as well.... I'm Oily on my t zone and dry around my eyes, chin, hairline. I use proactive + as my skin regime and it has gotten rid of my pesky acne I had to always deal with but I am still left with large pores and redness! Any products to recommend to add to my skin regime? Help!!!!! I just want more even, brighter, healthier looking skin! 
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jennyP1983 / FRESH FACE / replied
Try Cleansing with Ceramic Slip cleanser from Sunday Riley, it really helps my teenage daughter who has horrible acne and breakouts, her pores are extremely smaller afte... see post
Skin Care sets.
Happy Monday! I've amped up my skin care lately and have been recently looking to add to it. Sephora has a bunch of great skin care sets and its so hard to chose one, does anyone have any recommendations? Overall I'm just looking to improve my skin, brighten, smooth texture, get rid of some redness (I think it just comes from being very fair) and diminish pores. I don't care if its a mask, peel or serum I'm open to try anything! Some things I'm considering are the Dr. Gross alpha and beta peel, the Korres rose peel, the Lancôme visionnaire set or the drunk elephant glycolic serum.   My routine for now is, at night wash with purity face wash, tone with Mario badescu special cucumber lotion, mix Josie maran argan oil with my Cerave pm facial lotion and then spot treat. In the morning I clean my face with micellar water and use my day moisturizer with SPF and then use an extra face SPF. I do masks once or twice a week. My skin is combo id say, slightly oily in my tzone with some slight dryness on my cheeks that comes and goes.       Thanks in advance for the help
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BEAUTY PRO Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you for clarifying!:-) I'm trying to think.......... What about  exfoliating your face? I know Josie Maran has a gentle exfoliator, and Philosophy has a micro deli... see post
Sensitive Skin
Lately my skin has been very sensitive and has little bumbs (pimples), black heads, and white heads . Anyone know how to repair sensitive skin and stop little breakouts and blackheads.?
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Kosmea Rosehip Oil! I have sensitive, allergic skin and honest to god its the only thing I can put on it that I can guarantee will not break me out or flare up any probl... see post
Dark spot removal or reduction from old scars on my body
I am very concerned about marks on my legs and arms that I have created by picking at in-grown hairs.     Most of the spots are the size of a pinky nail.  The marks are slightly raised because of a very thin layer of scar tissue.  The coloration of the marks vary from dark tan, they are sometimes lighter than my skin and sometimes pinkish-purple depending on the age of the scar.  In total all of these spots or no more than a year old.   Please, please, please advise me to products if any that will help resolve this issue.  I would with all of my heart appreciate any input.  This is my last resort before going to a dermatologist.   Thank you so much for your time,    
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Any dark spot product does work on the body. However, it will take about 3 months to see results. Spots will lessen in time, but if the skin is exposed use spf or they g... see post
Physical sunscreen comparison
Hi, i'm looking to switch to a physical sunscreen as I understand it's supposed to be more stable and last longer (and who seriously reapplies every 2 hours if they wear makeup!).   I have combo skin which tends to become oily halfway through the day. I'd be wearing it over a moisturiser or at least serum. Then Estee Lauder's double wear on top using a beauty blender.   Ideally it's not greasy, won't cause breakouts, safe to use around the eyes, doesn't have the stupid sparkle effect (why do companies think women like this?!) and makeup goes on over it well. I don't care if it has a ghosting effect in photos, and aren't really concerned with anti-aging benefits as i'll get that from my moisturiser.   If anyone's used the following, can you please let me know how they wear and compare if possible. Suggestions of other products are welcome.    - Clinique's City Block Sheer: I tried this on my hand instore and it has a nice light texture. - Tarte's Tarteguard: also tested this, texture's ok but it has a sheen. It didn't seem  too obvious so I could be okay with that if it's otherwise the best one. - Coola's Mineral Face Matte Finish or Tint - Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Defense - Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense   Thanks!
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Nail on the head..  this stuff is EXCELLENT except what happens when it gets in your hairline.. had to give up :(   see post
pump top dispenser
I was wondering if this item would be okay to use with oil-based makeup remover   http://www.sephora.com/twist-spout-dispenser-P3773 75
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Hi stellarcreature,   Yes, you can definitely put your oil-based makeup removed in this!  see post
Hypomelanosis (white spots on forearms)
Hi,   I have hypmelanosis on my forearms (white spots against olive complexion) and need to know what is the best concealer for forearms. I'm so embarrassed by these. Sick of hiding them and or explaining what they are.    Thanks!
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Hi gmansgirld,   I agree with Titian06 - dermatologists will be able to provide you with treatment options, and wearing sunscreen will most certainly help, sun prote... see post
Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Body Cream
Hi,   I noticed that Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen Body Cream is out of stock.  Does anyone know if it is discontinued?  Can someone someone tell me if they will be back in stock soon or not please?   Susan
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Hi @soosoo1027,   The CLINIQUE Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Body Cream is temporarily out of stock on our website and should be available again within the next fe... see post
Face redness and dry nose... Help!
For some time now I have been noticing my face is red. It's a pale pink everywhere but my cheek area is red! My nose is dry and just before you get to my cheeks from my nose, it's dry too!  I'm now 33 and I need something to help get rid of the redness along with my dry nose (which btw has blackheads at times). I need something for that and I would love something that would be great for my age. Maybe anti aging? Serious help needed lol!    SO... my ultimate question is, What skin care line/brand would you recommend for someone with these issues and my age. TIA  Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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I will also add that if your skin is sensitive you have to be really, really careful with anti aging skincare products.  Many of them will help with skin's youthfulness ... see post
Extremely sensitive mature skin
Does anyone know of a skin care line that works well on extremely sensitive and mature skin? Also, my skin is very fair so any reactive redness shows up like a neon sign.
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Have you seen a dermatologist? Known allergies?   I'm very sensitive/reactive, had something going on with my skin, tried calming lines, ended up at the derm and now h... see post
LUSH's "Lovely Jubblies"
So if you haven't heard about LUSH's product Lovely Jubblies, it's basically a skin tightening product that can be used all over the body to help firm up the skin and make things a bit perkier. Thing is, I want to use this on my breasts but I have no clue on where to apply it. I am a B cup and already pretty perky but my bikini makes my **bleep** look small, so I want them to have a little lift when I where the bikini. Any tips on where to put the cream or any other products that may help?
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Sadly I think guzelkiz is right. I doubt there is a miracle product that you can apply and permanently make yourself look perkier there. Perhaps a bikini with padding? A... see post
Creme De La Mer
I have been eyeing Creme de la mer for almost 2 years now, I read up on the history of the creator and what the ingredients are. I've read reviews, the majority of which are in the 4-5 star range, and I've reassessed my skincare needs over and over again. I am finally at the point where I have pretty much used up all the face products I accumulated (Clinique, Perricone, and Shisedio)...I told myself if I waited and used up all my stuff, that I could go ahead and splurge on a LaMer face cream.   So now that I am on the brink of spending a few hundred dollars, I wanted to ask everyone what their opinion is..have you tried it? Know someone who swears by?   I really really want to buy it, but I will only feel good about it if I cover my bases before I do.   Thanks,
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I'm going to second Nightknight ... My mother lives and will preach it to the wilt. I only use it in the winter - if I'm living back home in Montana or Wyoming, for when... see post
question about wax scar
Hi- I'm curious if you have any advice (products or otherwise) about what to do. I think I may have a scar around my eyebrow from waxing. I only recently started to "really" notice it, but as I look back at pictures (as far back as 2 years ago), I can see it starting to form. It looks like scar tissue to me...faded but noticeable. Any thoughts on how to heel it or at least fade it? I go to a place that uses the soft purple wax and don't ever remember a particular a "burn". I wonder if this is just something that developed over time? It's to the point that it's all I see every time I look in the mirror. It doesn't hurt- it's just more an embarrassment issue. Foundation doesn't really cover it up. Thanks for your advice.
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Hi DrTree,   Give us an idea of how the scar is textured and what color it is. If the color of the scar seems most notable to you, I'd recommend trying Amazing Cosme... see post
GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device
  I purchased this last week, and it arrived today.  I will do a multi-post review on this item since there seems to be limited information related to this product, and most reviews are a few years old.    Product arrived in the typical Sephora shipment box.  The kit is packaged nicely in a blue box, and the device comes in a zippered case.  Everything arrived intact, and the device is currently charging. Instructions, and other reviews I have watched online say the charging will take about 4 hours.  First impressions, the zippered case was a nice touch and I like that everything is in one place.  
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I love GLO! I use it all the time especially when I have big events coming up.  It works great, though I don't like their toothpaste. I wish my store carried the pink! see post
Ok, so I don't even feel like applying makeup today because my eyes have been all itchy and bothering me lately due to seasonal allergies (which I take weekly shots for).  Are there other ladies out there with this problem?  How do you calm your eyes down?  
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Hi, Anne!  The OTC ketotifen drops to look for is Alaway; I swear by these drops year round!  Yeah, I have year round allergies.  These drops do not have anything in the... see post
Skin help.... Multiple issues.
I've never had 'good skin'. I have a number of issues that prevent me from ever wanting to leave the house /without/ makeup. I'm looking for something that can help combat the issues I do have- And, It doesn't have to be just a single product. I wouldn't expect it to be. But, My concerns are as follows, Organized from the highest concern, to the least. The main problem I have is all of the 'scaring' on my cheeks. I don't know if I could actually call them scars, Because they don't have any depth. They are just marks left over from acne- But, the discoloration bothers me. I've attached a photo- But, The camera didn't quite pick up how bad it actually is. Anyways! My other main issue is dark circles. They aren't puffy, They *are* slightly sunken in, and the discoloration is more than obvious. Even underneath makeup. I have the beginning of fine lines and...Anything that could help both of those problems would be highly sought after.   Third, And final issue is that of pores. I have slightly enlarged pores, And.. A serum or some such that could help reduce them, I'd also be interested in.   For anyone who helps me on this issue- Thank you so very much. Its something I've dealt with for a while.
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I know you have gotten a lot of great advice on skin care so I though I would tell you what makeup works for me.  I have rosacea and a lot of broken capillaries. Not the... see post
Q. White upper lip after waxing?
I waxed for the first time (in a salon) on my upper lip yesterday, and now my upper lip is in a whiter tone than the rest of my face and it looks like I have a white moustache. I don't have any white pimples or any other problem, but it looks like a white stripe against my brown skin tone, what can I do about this? I have school tomorrow too :/
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A. I have this issue from getting hair removed above my lip.   Sierrafallon is right -- use concealer or foundation. I use a MAC concealer because I have larger pores in ... see post