I have used hydrocortisone cream for years on my eyes to treat eczema, since I was a little kid. Now that Im getting older I have realized the side effects of hydrocortisone used for a prolonged time and want to prevent thinning and repair my skin. I am basically looking for a hydrating eye cream that will assist with this if it even exists lol, not sure if thats asking too much but I have no idea where do even begin there are so many eye creams! Thanks
I have normal skin and some acne on my chin and forehead I am trying to clear up. I wear a lot of makeup almost everyday and because of it my skin occasionally feels like its gross and clogged up from all the products. Is there anything that will help my skin to feel more clean and refreshed and get rid of all the gunk in my skin?
So today I got my package from Sephora and Ole Henriksen. I received the Power Bright 3-step skin brightening system. There are 6 treatments in the box. It has a 25% Vitamin C concentrate. I haven't tried something like this and am excited to!! Thanks for the genorous gift. =) As per Sephora- Solutions for: - Dullness - Uneven skintone - Fine lines and wrinkles This set contains: - 6 x 0.14 oz Facial Mask - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Mask Concentrate - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Cleanser - 2 x Complexion sponges $66 CAD/$55 USD I will update on how it works out for me!
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.
Hi, gals! I've recently began trying this whole self-improvement thing. Exercising, losing weight, and I'd like to get back into the swing of things with a good skin care and makeup routine. I have way more issues now that I'm nearly 40 than I did when I was in my early 20's and could basically wash and go. Here are a list of my problems I'm facing. Many of the were brought abut post-chemo, and I'm guessing hormones since I was thrown into menopause. 1 - I have mild rosacea. It stays fairly controlled with Mary Kay Clear Proof. I do still have some redness and bumps. My only concern with this is how dry my face is after using this. I'm ok with redness if someone can recommend a good makeup that will cover it. 2 - I have really large pores on my nose. Makeup looks terrible in that area, and it rubs off easily. 3 - By noon, it looks like I have no makeup on at all. 4 - My skin doesn't feel smooth and soft, so my makeup doesn't look smooth and soft. I am currently using a Mary Kay foundation or CC cream, along with their mineral powder. I have also tried other foundation types and one other brand, and it still does not look great on my face. The powder, maybe, looks too heavy, redness still peeks through, and you can tell I'm caked up with makeup. 5 - Here it is - the dreaded question - facial hair. I had some mild problems before, but now that I've hit menopause, it is really bad. I am not a candidate for hormones, so I just really need something to help keep this away. The creams make it grow back worse than before. What are you using that's tried and true? Keeping all of these things in mind, what do you love using? I need things to treat/cover the following: - redness/acne -large pores -dry skin -cakey makeup -lasting wear -facial hair Thank you! Spoiler (Highlight to read)
So, I know we should all be wearing SPF everyday, even when we are out in the sun minimally. It has anti aging benefits, etc and even being in the car the sun can still do damage. So my question is do setting sprays with SPF, like the Coola Spray that has SPF 30 http://www.sephora.com/makeup-setting-spray-spf30- P396623?keyword=COOLA%20Makeup%20Setting%20Spray%2 ... or the one from Super Goop http://www.sephora.com/defense-refresh-setting-mis t-spf-50-P396249?keyword=SUPERGOOP!%20Defense%20Re ... . Are these really good replacements for when one can't wear sunscreen? Just a regular day when I'm wearing makeup and not going to the beach or something similar? I know foundations with SPF aren't enough, but how about these setting sprays? Anyone have other recommendations? I'd also like to note that I have dry, sensitive skin.
Ok, so let me try to explain thoroughly so that people can provide accurate help! I currently have a lovely skincare regime including products from Peter Thomas Roth and Algenist, however my cleanser(s) are Tatcha and mask(s) are Glamglow. I also wear a primer before my foundation (Cane+Austin) and am currently using UD's naked skin foundation. I drink enough water each day, and I do not over exfoliate (I do it maybe 2-3 times a week). I have normal skin (well, or so I thought) with slight oil in the t zone during the summer, and fully normal in the winter (however I have dry cheeks in the winter). I have noticed that my chin has tiny under-skin bumps as well, like they are ALWAYS there, and sometimes they turn into zits. Not sure if that's relevant or not. I also have been using UD's setting spray as well, and oh yes Laura Merciers setting powder. If anyone has ANY suggestions of what I can do, please help! The photo below shows my issues, and it only seems to happen on my chin, around my nose and also around the top of my forehead.
I work 3rd shift, and I'm not sure what to do with my skin care routine. On one hand you hear that your skin regenerates when sleeping, on the other you hear your skin repairs itself between 11PM and 2 AM the most. So should I do my night time routine at night, before work. Or in the morning before trying to sleep? I use retinol products, anti-aging products etc. It's so annoying to try and figure out what my new skin care schedule should be.
I want something that is good for black heads but I don't like any of the scrub-and-wipe kind of products, because I feel like it doesn't do anything for me. I would really like to find something that you would apply and wait for it to dry so that you can peel it afterwards.
I've been struggling with large, deep, noticeable blackheads for over four years now and I'm just ready to get rid of them. My skin is normally combination but it tends to get more oily in the summer. I've tried lots of products from the drugstore such as the blackhead scrub from Clean and Clear, Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Mask and Yes To Tomatoes Active Charcoal Sheet Mask. I've also tried products from Lush such as Coal Face Cleanser, Dark Angles Cleanser, Mask of Magnaminty, Cupcake Mask and Don't Look At Me Mask. I've even used pore strips from Boscia and the Target Brand. Any product suggestions?
My mother has had red and inflamed skin for a while. She has asked me recently what to do about it but i am not familiar in this area. I was thinking a cooling mask/cream or something of that kind but i am not sure. Any help?
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.
So I LOVE the Sephora Collection lip masks, especially the Shea! When I went to pick some more up in store the other day they were all out and said they had been for a while. I checked the site to find out that even online all there is are the Rose ones. I'm just curious if the Shea lip masks were discontinued completely? I clicked to be emailed when the item is back in stock, but I just wanted to know if I would be wasting my time waiting for an email when I should instead be looking for a new product? Thanks in advance!
Hello all. I used to have mild acne and now I experience the occasional pimple, but I never notice my skin getting better because I always seem to be waiting on old red spots (and new ones) to disappear. My natural face shows old acne scars, pesky red spots, an uneven complexion and a few broken capillaries around my nose. I imagine it can be attributed to the history I had with mild acne, being fair skinned and sun exposure. I need a good product that can bring an all over and more healthy even looking skin and tone so I can stop covering up so much with make up. Help!
I am a sunless tanner and have been for years but, I recently within the last year have developed a severe allergy to Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). I was a big St. Tropez fan but, cannot use it anymore without developing a horrible itchy/bumpy rash. I have even tried other brands thinking maybe it was just the St Tropez but, I've gotten the reaction with everything that I've tried. Does anyone know of a good Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) free sunless tanner? Help! I'm pale and desperate for a little sun(less!)tan!
I have started using Sunday Riley Good Genes in the mornings, but I would also like to try Murad's Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum, Redness Therapy for the redness on my cheeks. I'm wondering if I can use the Good Genes then follow up with the Murad Serum as my moisturizer? My skin is pretty normal I do get oily in my t-zone throughout the day.
SK II's Cellumination line has been discontinued and pulled from the US market. Sephora still carries the cream and lotion from that line which I believe is existing stock waiting to be sold. But the cellumination Aura Essence is gone, even from department stores. The asian market has it's replacement of with the Genoptics line. Anyone have any ideas when and if Sephora will add Genoptics to their SK II offering?
I overdid a chemical peel and now my skin is raw in one area. I need it to be as heeled as possible by tomorrow for a social event. The walk in clinic only gave me 1% cortisone cream. What can I use to heal this and what makeup will cover it?
I have had a problem with the blackheads on my nose for about 15 years. I have otherwise near-perfect skin which is slightly dehydrated, but have never suffered from acne or oiliness. The pore problem is isolated to just my nose, which is also rather large. What I am currently doing to get rid of them is using a pore strip after a steamy shower, then gently exfoliating my face and following up with a charcoal mud mask. This gets rid of them... BUT! I have to repeat the process within 3 days, and I am so tired of doing this. I have done so much research about the topic, and I know someone is bound to respond to this with "Don't use pore strips. They stretch out your pores and make them worse. If you stop using them, the blackheads will go away," but the blackheads are literally so bad that I cannot not be seen in public without clearing them first. The blackheads are 3-D, and stick out of my skin so I can literally feel them when I run my finger along my nose. (Did I mention I have a big nose? The blackheads are very noticeable!) Also, I have tried abstaining from using pore strips for a long time while being diligent with my normal skincare routine, and the blackheads did not just "go away." Below is a list of other products which I have tried to remedy the problem with: Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask Tony Moly Blackhead Out Oil Gel Clarisonic Cleansing System the entire line of Dr. Brandt "Pores no More" I'm sure I am forgetting even more products which I have used, but NONE of these has helped my nose pores, and I am really open to any suggestions at this point. Has anyone with this problem found a method to fix it? What should I be doing differently? Any advice will help. Thank you so much!
Hey guys, so I'm 27 with fair, sensitive, acne prone skin especially hormonal acne. I am thinking of changing up my skin care routine, BUT I have been using Origins plantscription am with SPF 25 and the night a mins cream at night (both creams are oil free too) for probably 2-3 years now. I just feel like maybe I need something new for my skin, I have been looking at Lancome and some other products, but I just dont know what to go with? obviously I would like a day cream that has SPF in it and im all about anti-aging products it is never too early to start for that. So I need some advice what are the best products to maybe try out that are reasonable or maybe just keep my routine the way it is?