Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All

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This is a place to discuss everything skincare.

 

- Have a question about a product (Or type of product)

- Need recommendations

- Learned a new tip or trick you want to share with fellow skincare junkies

- New to skincare and lost about where to start

- Have a skincare emergency ( Bad reaction, broken dropper, lost lid of a jar)

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Images From top left to clockwise (Essencz, Garnier, Men's Fitness, Harper Bazaar)

 

We have some great thread about skincare but I feel we don't have a general place to discuss skincare which is open for everything from lowend products to luxury skincare. 

 

Other skincare threads you may like to explore

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/All-about-Luxury-skincare-Come-in-and-chat-about-you...

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/Daily-Skincare-what-are-you-using/m-p/2716765#M8681

 

 

 

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Hi everyone, I am looking for some tips for the best way to store my facial oils. Right now they are on my vanity, exposed to some natural daylight, but not near the window or in direct sunlight. My vanity is in my spare bedroom.

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@angel7594

 

I literally store them in black boxes.  I have a few.

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That is a great idea, thank you @greenchilli! The decor in my spare room is black and white, so the boxes would look nice displayed on the vanity or shelving.

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@angel7594 what types of bottles are your oils in?

 

If they're in Miron (violet/black) glass, I wouldn't worry too much about light but if they are clear/see through, you might want to put them into a small cabinet to keep them away from light.

 

 

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@Mochapj, a few are in the Miron glass, and some others are in clear glass. I will move those ones into a cabinet. Thank you for your response. Smiley Happy

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Has anyone tried the Hanacure masks yet?  Very curious about these.

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@veronika23omg this stuff kept popping up on my facebook feed as a sponsored advert and it wouldn't go away!! i had to block it!!!!

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@shimmerbait .  omg really? lol.  Not even sure how I landed on them... but curious Smiley Very Happy

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I'm 17 and I see a lot of my friends has already started using eye creams. Are they actually important or can you just skip them and use hydrating serum and normal moisturizer? Also, when should you start using it? I like pampering my self but my mum told me not to go overboard with the serums in fear that they wouldn't work when I actually need them in my 30s or 40s, is it true or just a myth?

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I personally think it is a myth that serums "won't work" if you start using them early. I think if your skin is in good condition the results of the serum might be less noticeable than for someone who hasn't taken care of their skin. That being said, 17 seems a bit young for heavy-duty anti-aging and agree with @Mochapj.

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@natashamaureen At 17, a good cleanser, moisturizer and SPF should be all you need.

 

you certainly don't need any serums for anti aging yet  

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@Mochapj I have retinol, vit C, and acids for my acne and PIE. Is it too much tho?

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@natashamaureen from the surface of me not knowing much of anything about you other than that you're 17, yes, it does sound like a bit too much.

 

What all are you using (specific products) and when? 

 

Was the retinol prescribed to you for your acne? Very generally speaking, there's not much benefit to using retinol at your age if it's not being used to treat acne.

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@Mochapj I have combination skin and quite acne prone. I use the vit C (DE C-Firma) in the morning, I read somewhere they amplified sunscreen and fade. Tretinoin at night once a week as I'm still getting used to it (prescription). My doctor wasn't quite sure either prescribing this as she told me it would dry skin. Acids 2-3 times a week. And always put on spf in the morning (physical)

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@natashamaureen ok, that's not too bad.

 

Personally I'd still say it's probably too much for someone your age (particularly the acids multiple times a week).  You have such youthful skin I don't really see a reason to be chemical peeling it that frequently.  Overstripping the skin with peels can be just as bad when dealing with acne, as it can cause your skin to go into overdrive producing even more oil.

 

If you're going to continue with the retinol, I'd suggest using a rich moisturizer afterwards (after it's sunk it for 15-30 minutes) because they do tend to be quite drying and can irritate/redden the skin.  

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I am leaving a review here for new skincare (to me). 

 

Brand - Kat Burki

 

I tried the Cleasning Balm and the Vitc C serum.  The brand is Cruelty free and does not contain anything you might find objectionable.  Some products are "natural", but she isn't marketing her line as natural to my knowledge.

 

Cleansing Balm - I LOVE this!  It is not a balm though.  It is a cool fluffy gel.  I wouldn't use this to remove makeup, but for a skin cleanse.  It feels magnificent.

 

 

Vitc C cream - Similar light weight gel cream.  I used it this AM and loved it.  Absorbs well, not greasy, hydrating.

 

I recommend these two products.  I am now encouraged to try other products from her line.

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I really like the Kat Burki products I have tried. I love the rose hip illuminating serum in particular. It is noticeably brightening without the drying effect that some C serums can have.  

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@lipstick4soul

 

Good to hear that you like the C serum.  I might try that down the road.

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@greenchilli ! exciting ! do you know anything you can compare that cleansing balm texture to ?? 

 

CH compared it to tapioca but i guess i'm more curious if there's any actual product you've tried you think is similar ? maybe it's just that unique....

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@jemly

 

Tapioca eh?  That isn't a bad comparison actually.  It felt like gelatinous pudding to me, with some solid curdy bits.

 

There isn't anything I've used that has this texture.  It isn't oily, or creamy.  It feels a bit cool and curdy.  It is awesome though!