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Hi all,   I am hoping some people here may be able to offer some advice or insight into a little problem I have.   About 10 years ago I started having allergic reactions to any creams near my eyes. They were pretty bad events that left me with my eyelids swollen shut and peeling skin both on my eyelid and the skin under my eye. Eventually I figured out a routine that worked and the problem resolved itself with very gentle skincare and no creams near my eyes. Makeup itself has never seemed to trigger the problem.   In the past couple of years it seemed as though I had 'grown out' of the problem and I have been able to use a wider variety of products with no problem but I have shied away from eye creams. I am now in my early 30s and am interested in introducing eye creams into my regimen. Last night I tried a sample of Benefit's It's Potent and within a couple minutes I could feel the burning. I washed it off but the damage was done and find myself with swollen eyes today.   My questions are these: Is this a problem that other people experience? Are there other very gentle eye creams people can recommend (I have samples of Algenist and Clarins at home but am now a little wary)? Do I even need an eye cream?   I realize this is a little long so thank you in advance for taking the time read this!
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For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
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The redness I get burns off makeup if it gets too hot. It tends to develop on the lower part of my cheek and I've always had it. Clinique had a stick a few years ago (I think it's a powder now) that used to cover it until it would burn off (by that I mean, that portion of my face would get so heated the makeup would disappear) but, being yellow, (on a VERY white person) it never blended well. I only ever get acne, maybe one dot at a time, twice a year or so but my skin can be dry and flaky. Has anyone know of anything that would work and not burn off?  
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I'm only twenty but I notice small fine lines on my forehead and creases from where I smile. Is there any product that I should be using that's preventative so these don't get any worse or that will make them go away?
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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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My dermatologist just told me I have Rosacea. I've always been fair-toned and sensitive. And now self-conscious. I've watched tutorials on how to cover it up, but it seems like a lot of make-up, and the whole green/yellow based debate is confusing. I have a few products in mind but I want an idea of my best options before I break the bank. Any suggestions?
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My eye lids are getting a little saggy, is there anything that I can put on there to help with that?
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I just got the Boscia cleansing oil and have been eyeing the Shiseido.  The directions don't say to wash it off.  Do I wash it off? It does feel a bit sticky... Any help is appreciated!
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What is a good face product that will prevent and/or heal windburn, but also will not aggravate acne prone skin?  My 16 year old brother is outside in the cold windy air often, and his face gets burnt.  The moisturizers he has been using are burning his skin even more after the initial windburn.  He has acne prone skin, so he doesn't want to use a product that will cause breakouts.
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I have recently been suffering with hyperpigmentation from acne scarring and picking my skin (it's terrible -- I know). The spots are not too bad as they are still pretty new, but I was looking to find a serum that would help with this as well as evening out my skin texture and brightening my complexion overall. I would like to use the serum both day and night, and under the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate in the evening. For reference, I am 22 and have oily skin and a light complexion.   Also, I've been mostly interested in the Dior Anti-Spot, Amore Pacific Luminous Effect Brightening Serum, and Shiseido White Lucent Serum. Does anyone recommend these?
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Hi,   I used to use Boscia Moisture Pack as a daily moisturizer for years and my senstive eczema skin looked flawless and calm. Now that it's discontinued, I have tried:   Dr.Perricone serum and moisturizer Chanel Hydra range  Givency Lumiere  serum, mask and moisturizer Dior sorbet for the driest skin Shesiedo  Clarins Hydraquence serum and mask many drugstore brands fresh philosophy clinique moisture surfe Boscia Tsubaki Overnight mask   and so far its been of absolutely no use. They burn, irritate, get sticky but my face is still pulling dry, clog pores and/or break me out. PLEASE HELP! I thought squalane was the answer to my problems but many of the above products apparently had it too. Panic mode  
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I'm interested in starting to get my brows waxed or threaded but I have no idea what I'd say to them if I decided to get it done.  I'd mostly just like my brows to be cleaned up but I have no shape preference.   What do you ask for when you go?
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Curious about a couple of things.... I know many of you have a large sample stash.  How do you go about testing your different items?  Do you separate your "tests" by a few days to isolate a reaction?  If you see a pimple show up later in the day do you continue to test another day or do you toss it?  I tend to have finicky skin so I hate overdoing new products but I'm so excited to try new things!
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I was wondering if anyone has tried out any of the Glossier items? I am curious a/b the GLOSSIER PRIMING MOISTURIZER?   It sounds like a dream, best of both worlds! You get a good moisturizer (that actually moisturizers) & then kinda like a "Blur" + Semi-Tint" to go along w/ it. They sell a tint too. Anywho it has Hyaluronic Acid in it and a butch of other goodies to combat redness, dryness, ruddiness, etc. I don't have a beauty book & can't remember where it is on the skin tip.   It's dermatologist tested & hypo ( and all that jazz). I was thinking about trying it, but since I just read about it ( and haven't heard anyone talk about it ), I am skeptical / afraid I suppose.   SO, what do you think / know about it? I just bought some of the Belli Anti Blemish (Lactic Acid) face wash from Ulta & some Mario B. Rose Spray & I am trying to check out a diff. Moisturizer (like maybe GLOSSIER) or maybe the E. Lauder EE Cream & was wanting some suggestions. I am gonna keep the new bottle of Clinique Tinted Moisturizer (old but goodie) but I am trying to amp up yet simplify (time wise) my skin care routine. I have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks in Advance    
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I have the Mia2, and unlike the Pro, it doesn't come with a dock. It also doesn't come with a suction cup holder like a lot of razors do. So after I use it, I lay it on its side to let it dry. That takes up precious countertop space and also runs the risk of it tipping over and things getting on the brush.   Is there a way around this? I looked at the 3M Command cups, but they are all either too small or too short in terms of height. Mounting a holder with screws isn't an option because that's forbidden in my lease agreement. I also thought about a cup on my countertop, but that would take up space too. Seriously, I need every inch I can get on my countertop.   Thank you!
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I bought three different 24k Donna Bella products from Hautelook recently because I thought it was a much less expensive way to try the brand.       I tried one of the products the other night - the 24k Deep Facial Peeling.  It left an awful gum residue on my face that actually balled up and got stuck on every facial hair on my lower jaw/chin area.  I had to use alcohol to remove it.  I am wondering if Hautelook sold expired or bad product?  It is also a non-returnable final-sale item, and Hautelook is refusing to take it back.      Has anyone else tried this product?  If so, does it really do this, or did I get a bad product? I am now afraid to try the other products I bought because I have to wonder about their freshness/authenticity. Thanks!
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I am looking to find a serum or other treatment that can help battle redness. I have noticed redness develop on my cheek area over the past little while. I am looking for a more even skin tone. Suggestions?  
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My mother has pigmentation all over her cheeks and nose. She has always been conscious about it. Are there any products here that is really effective against hyper pigmentation?
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I'm kind of confused by these and I heard that some can cancel each other out or interact with each other.  Would anyone be nice enough to give me a break down of these & any others that I should know?
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What line is better for sensitive skin. Soy fresh or first aid beauty? I have some from both but would prefer to stick with one brand for everything.    Thanks!
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I have genetic dark circles, and I know no cream is going to make them go away. Concealer is my best friend. Nevertheless, I would LOVE to be able to mask them at night without wearing actual makeup to bed (never!). The only somewhat concealing eye cream I've found so far is the Origins GinZing, but it's not very pigmented -- it mostly just makes my dark circles shiny. Are there any others out there that will both hydrate & somewhat mask my undereyes when I'm not wearing makeup?
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Hi!  I'm looking for a moisturizer that will help calm my rosacea and also help with oil control and aging.  With the exception of my rosacea my skin isn't overly sensitive or acne prone.    THANK YOU!!!
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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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HELP! I think I need to see a doctor because I'm losing my eyelashes. I'm very careful about what eye makeup I use as well as how I remove it . . . very carefully. Is there anything I can do? I've even gone without eye makeup (which doesn't make me feel very pretty at all). Plus it doesn't seem to make any difference.
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I don't know if these are new or just that I never saw them before. Anyone using Clarisonic Radiance brush heads? I normally use the Deep pore brush head but I am curious how it is different from the Radiance ones and which one is a better choice.  
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I've been using Fresh's Seaberry Facial Oil for about a year now and have loved it so much. However, it looks like recently that I've become sensitized to it. (I took it out of my rotation of skincare products, and the eczema on my face is clearing up.) I still have 75% of the bottle left, so I really would love this to just be a way for my facial skin to ask for a break.    I have an appt with my derm scheduled (but it will be a few weeks). In the meantime, I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this with a product and was it temporary or permanent?  If it was temporary, how long of a break did you give your skin before successfully trying it again?
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I was just wondering if any of you have used the BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash consistently w/ great benefits from it  ( I know they have it at Ulta & the single tube is S.O., and their site) ? I am not pregnant but I am having hormonal  changes. I am having some breakouts & ( jaw line mainly but doesn't hurt or really turn red, etc.) & temperamental skin ( & I am going through a detox / Holistic health plan).   I used a sample of it UST 1 time & loved the way my skin looked & felt instantly (& I am about out of my normal face wash). I looked into Juice Beauty but this seems like a better choice ( & price) for what I have going on ( hormonal imbalance & detox of body, etc. ).   It has a bunch of research & screening behind it & it only has Lactic Acid instead of Glycolic, etc. I was also wondering other than the fact our bodies make this on it's own (Lactic Acid), what are the benefits w/ someone like my skin ( & detox)? Also, what is the difference in these acids when it comes to skin type / what's going on w/ skin?    I have dry to norm. skin (more so dry but better), redness in cheeks (gotten better), " can be " sensitive skin, and hormonal changes.   Any info would be greatly appreciated!