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?
I just got the Perricone MD chloro plasma. Does anyone have any tips about applying this product? It seems to take me A very long time to rub it in until all of the beads are gone and turned their darker green. Some parts of my face dry as I am applying the mask to other areas. I then go back to put on a thicker coat over the already dry first layer. When I wash it off I don't see much of a difference in my face. Can anyone give me some insight please? Mostly on the applying it. Thank you!
Looking for a splurge for Xmas, I have been reading reviews on the small version of this item. I tend no to trust online review anymore. I'm just skeptical that it works, I know the ladies and gents of BT are always in the know. Anyone have a review on this? Yay or Nay?
My Dr's office has infrared saunas and I was wondering if anyone here has used them. What does it feel like? How long did you use one and did you see any benefits? For those will ask, infrared saunas are supposed to: - remove toxins through increased circulation and sweating - burns as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging - clears cellulite - reduces stress and fatigue - improves acne and appearance of wrinkles
My skin is very oily/combo and has large pores. I also have redness and hyper pigmentation all over my face. I've tried samples of both Murad's and Clinque's products, and none of them have stung my face. However, both are pretty expensive ($50~~~) and I don't want to buy both because a) too much money and b) I don't want to overwhelm my skin with a slew of skincare products. I know Clinique can target anything that's wrong with your skin, while Murad's hydrator can only do so much. Has anyone tried both these products enough to recommend one over the other?
I have noticed that Origins has discontinued their Brighter by Nature SPF 35 face moisturizer. Is there another Origins product set to take its place at Sephora? I'm currently using the Perfect World with SPF but don't like it quite as much. Thanks!
All of the sudden my chest and face have broken out with a rash like patch. It is red, dry, and it itches like crazy!! Maybe Rosacia or Eczema? i probably should go to a Dermatologist, but I wanted to see if anyone had any quick fixes for something like this! Does anyone recommend something that will help? Thanks!!!!
In the past, I have been blessed with pretty good skin with minor breakouts and have never really worried or cared to wash my face at night and moisturize with quality products. However, I am nearing 30 and recently started noticing fine lines on my face. This is the main reason that brought me here and now I am like a kid in a candy store with all the options for skincare AND high quality makeup! My question is how much is too much in terms of peels and masks? I have used samples of DDG extra strength alpha beta pads and saw an improvement almost immediately. I also used a sample of Ren Radiance renewal glycolic acid mask and loved that as well, so I plan on stocking up on both during the sale. I am ALSO eyeing up the PTR Age Defense Kit with the 1.5% retinol serum and am wondering if this is necessary at my age? Are any of these products better than the other?
Has anyone used this? I thought about it, and rather then layer a mositurizer on top of my SPF I'd prefer a 2 in 1 knockout. I tried the Murad Mattifying SPF, and while it was mattifying which I loved, the texture was bleh...really sticky and didn't feel nice on the skin. So I did a search and the DDF Mattifying Oil Control UV Moisturizer SPF 15 came up. If you all have more suggestions for Mattiyfing Moisturizers with SPF, bring em on
I have been using the Clarisonic Acne Brush and Treatment for 2.5 weeks now (5x/week). Iwent to get my eyebrows and upper lip waxed as usual(been going for over 5 yrs to same place) and I had a very bad reaction. It hurt ALOT!!!! I couldn't even put on aloe vera gel after. It's reddening more than usual. Has anyone else had reactions like this?
Hello! I need help with finding out more about DERMAdoctor please. Has anyone within the Sephora company had personal experience with DERMAdoctor Shrinking Beauty? And if so, has anyone seen a dramatic difference in inches lost? And do you know if it targets water weight loss or fat cell loss?I hope to hear from you guys soon! Thank you!
I am wondering if anyone has tried both the dry combination and the combination oily/oily versions of Clinique's Youth Surge Age Decerlating Night Moisturizer? Is there that much of a difference between the two? I had a sample of the combination dry that wasn't enough to tell what the long term results/problems might be--I have dry skin sometimes but my pores clog really easily, especially in my T-Zone and I am blemish prone even though I tend to get dry cheeks and surface dryness overall. Just wondering if anyone had personal experience they could speak from.
Clarins used to make an exfoliator that was used on dry (ie, not wet) skin - you applied it then rubbed gently until it dried and came off in sloughy bits, like pieces of dry, dead skin. I see they no longer make it. Does Sephora carry any similar exfoliators to be used on skin that is dry and not wet? Thank you.
I have really bad acne scar and ance-prone skin! so im wondering should i get the clinique even better dark spot corrector or the estee lauder even skintone illuminator! do you have any suggestions? i have oily skin and just want one that really helps with my scarring! or if you have a better suggestion on what product i should use? thank you
I'm sure we all wish we could turn back the clock to reveal a clear complexion, and baby-soft skin. Before sun damage, acne, and wrinkles. Even I, a 13 year old girl, could only dream. While it is physically impossible to grow younger, thankfully, due to the superior knowledge of scientists, we have cosmetics that can help us conceal and even heal our skin concerns. But before I recommend any products, I suggest taking this quick and easy skin type quiz. Your answers will help you decide which skin care regimen is fit for you. Let's begin. (Instructions: Choose which answer best describes you) What is your pore size? A. Invisible to the human eye. B. Large on my nose, cheeks, and visible on my forehead. C. Small (but still noticeable) on my nose How often do you need to powder your nose to stay shine-free? A. Never. B. It seems I can't apply it frequently enough. C. Once a day. Maybe more on a hot/humid day. What does your skin look like when you wake up in the morning? A. Lifeless, peeling and pink. I resemble a lizard when I wakeup :/ B. Slick and shiny. I feel like I might blind someone! C. Nothing different. My skin remains the same from morning to night. How does your skin react to sunscreen? A. I feel greasy within an hour. B. My skin can tole rate most sunscreens. Mostly Blue You have little to no oil on your face, which is a blessing and a curse. No oil means dry skin, and dry skin is never fun to deal with. Avoid harsh products that will dry out your skin further. Here's you're customized skin care regimen. Makeup Remover- Clinique Take Off The Day Cleansing Milk Face Wash- Carols Daughter Bring in the Moisture Gentle Face Wash Exfoliater- Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliater Toner- Burt's Bees Rosewater and Glycerin Toner Mask- Nude Skincare Intense Moisture Mask Spot Treatment- Skyn Anti-Blemish Gel with Willow Bark Moisturizer- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Mostly Pink Unfortunately you have oily skin, which tends to mean pimples galore. Though if you stick to my specially formulated regimen you will be oil free in no time. Makeup Remover- ~H2O+ Water Activated Eye Makeup Remover Face Wash- Murad Clarifying Cleanser Exfoliater- Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Cream Toner- Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer Mask- DDF Sulphur Therapeutic Mask Spot Treatment- Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment Moisturizer- Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Mostly Green You have combination skin, which means your skin fluctuates between oily, dry, and normal. You may experience acne, dry spots, and nothing all at once. Follow your skin care regimen to keep your skin balanced. Makeup Remover- The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Face Wash- Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Exfoliater- Clarins Bright Plus HP Gentle Brightening Exfoliater Toner- Murad Essential C Toner Mask- Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque Spot Treatment- Philosophy On a Clear Day Moisturizer- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel GENRALIZATION: When to use your products: Makeup Remover- Obviously anytime you wear makeup, so that any leftover makeup doesn't cause excess oil. Face Wash- Once in the morning and once at night. Lather in hands before applying, scrub in a circular motion, rinse off with cool water, pat dry. Exfoliater- Use once-twice a week. Toner- Use after you have washed your face. Mask- Use once a week. Spot Treatment- Apply whenever neccessary. Moisturizer- Smooth over skin with clean fingers after washing face and using toner. Hope this was helpful! Comments and hearts are alwasy appreciated Haylolo
hi, i saw a lot of posts about acne scarring but i didn't see any about scars from falling and other misfortunes.. i'm 19 & i have tan skin. on one of my hands & on my knees i have a few dark scars that are about 3-4 shades darker than my skin.. i've been using a mosturizer with vitamin e in it but i was just wondering if anyone had any other suggestions? the scars are all from wounds that were pretty deep, the texture of my skin has healed properly it's just really dark thanks a lot
For those of you that use the NuBrillance Microdermabrasion Kit, the 2 tips that come in the kit, are they coarse (for the body), normal (for the face), or fine (for the eyes, nose, and lips)? Also, are the results worth the price?