Hi I am wondering if anyone can offer me any advice please. A few weeks I developed dark marks on my face. The marks appear over my top lip & on both cheeks. After seeking the advice from a dermatologist.. I have been told it is called MELASMA. Apparently my body is producing too much melanin. Is there any way that I can reduce the appearance? It is very noticeable & it is making me feel miserable.
I'm 19, combination skin. i have a few dark spots on both cheeks after breakout 2 years long ago. I'm looking for products that can fade away my skin problems and help my skin glowing and tighten my pores too.
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.
I've recently gotten interested in skincare and way too obsessed with trying to find the best of each type of product. How do you ladies trial your skincare products? And how long do you give a product before you decide it isn't working? I've been using Sunday Riley Start Over on one eye and Bliss Energizing Eye Gel on the other for the past two weeks and I don't think I've seen a difference yet. The SR eye might be slightly better, or that's just what I want to see...I can't tell. Is two weeks long enough?
the house i just moved into has very hard water. i have acne-prone sensitive skin, and i've noticed already that i have more buildup under my skin that i've never had before. i was wondering if there's anything you can suggest - a specific product, or a change in my routine..... i'm currently using Simple Brand cleanser with the Foreo mini, First Aid Beauty acne pads, and Vichy night detox/ acne moisturizer.
I'm 22, combination skin. I am dark skinned which gets burnt and damaged very easily when exposed to sun. Even though I try to limit my exposure, there is still a lot of damage caused and its taking forever to reverse the process. Any products that might help restore my natural skin tone and protect it from further damage? I look forward to your suggestions.
I haven't started using any new makeup, but after wearing eyeshadow recently I starting getting a red and itchy eyelid (only one though). Could this be because of the makeup brush I am using needing to be cleaned more often or an allergy development? Thanks
Hello everyone, I want to invest in good toner and moisture. Is there any good brand that worth to spend a good money for ? I mean like luxury brand really work. natural ingredient ex: chanel, Amorepacific Thank you
Hi there! I usually wash my face with my Luna for Men in the shower and then I shave with an electric razor. From there I spray my toner and apply my FAB moisturizer and eye cream. However, I've noticed after I shave I have some redness from my shave. I have never used an aftershave, but I am pretty sure that's it's whole purpose of exisiting, correct? If I invest in aftershave balm (if you think that's the way to go). Am I still able to use my moisturizer, or should I discontinue it? I've noticed some aftershaves have moisturizing included in them as benefits... Please help!
Hey guys I recently turned 23 and while there's nothing wrong with my face (it's honestly in the best shape it's ever been in ) I'd still like to take some preventative measures with it. That said, I'd like start out with an eye cream and build up from there. Does anybody have any suggestions for an eye cream to try? As I said, I don't have any problems yet so I wouldn't need anything that's targeted towards dark circles or dryness or something like that; just a basic, daily maintenance eye cream. I have normal skin, if that affects the suggestions. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!
Just noticed today that Caudalie has discontinued the Vinexpert line of products. Other sites are recommending a new Resveratrol product: New: http://m.sephora.com/product/P400608 Old (since Sephora's listing is no longer active): http://us.caudalie.com/shop-products/collections/v inexpert/vinexpert-firming-serum.html Can anyone with skincare ingredient knowledge share any info about how the new product compares to the Vinexpert line or if another product entirely might be a better new option (looking at the Premier Cru Elixir Serum).
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!
I am looking to replace an item in my morning routine. Specifically, I am looking to replace the White Tea Skin Guardian from Origins. I love this product, but I am always looking for cruelty-free alternatives, and Origins is not. Brands I trust: - TATCHA - AmorePacific - REN - Korres But I am open to other CF products. My morning routine looks like this (for now) - Origins Checks & Balances (just waiting for it to run out so I can replace it, in good conscious, with REN Evercalm Cleansing Milk) - Korres Pomegranate Toner - REN Radiance & Renewal Serum - Origins White Tea Skin Guardian - REN ClearCalm 3 Global Skin Protection Moisturizer A bit about my skin and lifestyle: - I live in the great Pacific Northwest; the weather is mild but on the slightly humid side - I do live in a city - I work in a lab where the air is cold, dry, and heavily recirculated - I do have skin sensitivities - Dawn Dishsoap will break me out like no other; but my skin is also a trooper that quickly recovers from product experiments. - I wear make up (of course!); I use Tarte foundation almost exclusively, but do have the AmorePacific tinted moisturizer for use on those rough days. - My skin is combination - oily on the nose, normal to dry everywhere else. - Cats What I feel the product did for my skin: I am under the impression that the "protection" benefits may be gimmicky, but I did experience less general irritation. I started using this shortly after my last run in with Dawn in the face (my face! - I got splashed by my cat during a Dawn flea treatment)... Which left me with large, angry white-head blemishes and some very deep, almost cyst-like spots on my chin. My chin has always been a point of contention, so I didn't think too much on that, but I had never had blemishes on my forehead before (and I still do!). It seemed to help calm the irritation. I followed my doctors orders to remove the spots, and follow up with a salicylic treatment. Since using that product, I was down to one or two tiny, easily removed blackheads once in a while. My general concerns: - Breakouts/irritation (possibly related to pollution/allergies/irritants) - Pigmented post-acne marks (rare, and I know they fade on their own, I'd just like to get fewer or help nudge them out the door) - Hydration Currently, I am eyeing TATCHAs hydration serum, as my skin has been getting worse since I moved to a lab (many small tiny blackheads on my forehead now...) and theoretically I do get the same pollutant protection from the REN moisturizer.
Ok let's talk serums. I recently picked up the hyaluronic & vit a with the promo. It's actually half size even though it's super small. So far I'm really loving how it feels and thinking about the trio to save a bit, it actually comes out to about the same price for the serum I'm currently using. I'm leaning towards collagen for the 3rd one. Anyone try these out? There's not a ton of reviews online
I went into the mall today to look at purchasing Lancome Visionaire foundation, however I was talked in to trying Lancome Miracle and using Lancome Visionaire Advanced Skin Corrector & Lancome 'Advanced Genifique' every morning under Lancome Miracle & every night before bed. I was given samples of Lancome 'Advanced Genifique' and the Lancome Miracle. Does anyone have any feedback about Lancome Visionaire & Lancome 'Advanced Genifique'?? I know I will need a few weeks before seeing improvement, but my intentions of purchasing was to help with acne, acne scars, and skin discoloration. I am in my middles 20s, but have struggled with acne and continue to struggle. I used Make Up Forever Matte Finish and it broke me out with cysts the last couple months on my cheeks and chin. I am trying to fix what that caused.
I've just started using it. I use licorice, vitamin A, and vitamin C. So far so good. The A is helping my under eyes not look so puffy and wrinkled. Items are often oos so it is being bought. I'm curious about others experience. Do you use the whole line? Is anything a stand out star? Do you mix all three in the bigger bottle or just on your hand? I tend to do it on my hand but that's getting old.
I have never posted before but I am kind of freaking out right now. Two nights ago I used a sample packet of Sunday Riley Good Genes.. I used it as a serum on clean skin overnight. I dont have overly sensitive skin, I use all the glam glow products, my clarisonic, etc. However I woke up with terribly bumpy, rash like skin all over my face that feels burning and itchy. I assume the rash will go away, (hopefully very soon!) but now I am terrified to use any new face products (And I have a tonne of packets and deluxe samples to get through!) Anyone have any advice as to what ingredients in Sunday Riley I may have reacted to? This has never happened before with other products. Any help is MUCH appreciated!! Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Am having an interesting experience. Three days ago my lips were tingling, itchy, I kept biting them and ended up with swelling. The really itchy part is at the corners and mostly the bottom lip exterior lip line. Day 1, tingling, itchy, but also a rash (not itchy) up the front of my neck. day 2, yesterday, swollen lips, I was kind of ungraceful speaking. Still itchy. Day 3, today, much better, itchy but not quite as bad. have narrowed it down to a few possibilities. One, a vit C serum I had used two days in a row, issue happened on the second day, maybe it got too close to my lips? Two, I used a lipstick I had not worn in a while, but I haven't had issues with previously (or the brand). Three, I was helping someone move and was handling basement boxes in a dusty environment, I could tell mold and mildew were around, and I do remember trying to scratch my lips without using dirty hands (used my sleeves) while moving boxes. friends have told me lips often mean a food allergy but not sure what it could be, my diet is consistent. Anyone else have similar issues and figure out what it was?
So I'm looking for a light-to-medium coverage foundation that won't irritate my skin. I currently use a BB cream by Maybelline that's okay, but I wouldn't mind spending more on a product that doesn't irritate my skin. I also wonder if adding a primer would hurt or help in my situation...
Anyone have any good recommendations for masks that you can actually feel working? I love peels and skin care that I actually feel like its doing a difference. I don't want my face to fall off but I like to feel the product working. I love vitamin c products and I LOVED the REN Glycol mask but now I feel like it doesn't do much for my skin. My skin is dry, I get clogged pores around my nose and some blackheads on my forehead. I am looking for products to give me a brightening and smoothing effect. I've already ordered the new Glam Glow Mask and am looking into the PTR pumpkin mask! Products I've loved already: Origins Charcoal Mask - use it monthly PTR 24k Mask - need to buy this one again for follow up to exfoliating mask REN Glycolic Mask - not working much anymore Dr Dennis Alpha Beta Peels Extra Strength - use weekly
I don't have a problem with my under-eye area..but I noticing my kids are starting to sag a bit. I'm only 30 but my mother has really droopy kids so I'd like to start using something to combat it now. Any recommendations would be great!
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!