Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All

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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@fatimamummy it can take the place of toner. toner is a very very widely used term these days, but in the olden days 'toner' was a step used to make sure that all your makeup and soap/cold cream came off completely (as well as your makeup). it was considered a cleansing step, which is really what PC is referencing here.

 

i like a good spritz/hydrating toner after using an acid. but it is probably the least necessary step in a good skincare routine. don't think of it as a must-do.

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Does anyone have recommendations for a great eye cream? I'm looking for an eye cream for my mom. She wants an eye cream that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.

 

I bought her the Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream. She likes it but she doesn't like using it everyday. 

 

 

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Two weeks ago, I noticed a small, white dot on my eyelid that feels hard to the touch. At first I thought it was a pimple or something but I can't get rid of it. I think it's milia? I've never had this before and I think it's from the Estee Lauder eye cream sample I've been occasionally using..

 

Anyway, is there a way I can get rid of it? 

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@myumew I agree with @unfungirl, it sounds like milia. If it feels like a tiny pearl or grain of sand under the skin, that fits the description.

 

As she said, you probably want to stop using the eye cream. You could also try warm compresses on the area or very gently exfoliating to help speed up the process of clearing it out, but please don't try to extract it on your own!

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@myumew i've had those before too. under my eye, and on my eyelid. chances are it's a milia Smiley Sad

 

the only thing i've found that helps is to quit using the product you think is the culprit, and wait for it to go away.

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I am hoping to dabble more into sunday riley and or tatcha with the vib sale coming up. Any recommendations on products? I have dry and sensitive skin, mid 20's and have some hyper pigmentation/dark spots and some fine lines under my eyes.

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@shef90, I absolutely love Tatcha's packaging! If you're going to get into one product from them I'd have to recommend their Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream. They have a body butter or exfoliating polish version of it which are also amazing. Really any form that you pick of the indigo line is amazing. The indigo line is specifically made for sensitive skin that's going to help heal and sooth it. I've tried the body butter and it's so hydrating. 

 

XOXO,
Marieke

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Possibly a dumb question: Can I use the REN Radiance Perfection Serum after using the REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask? I noticed that the serum has lactic acid in it as well and wasn't sure if that would be too much in one night. 

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@Saschattack

 

I agree with @StephanieBT.  It depends on the strength of acid in the products, and your skin sensitivity.  

 

Typically serums like REN don't have the strong doses of acid.  When I plan to use a serum with an acid, I often exfoliate with a mild acid before. No problems.  

 

Test it out yourself.  And more is more.

 

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Thanks! Yeah I may just work my skin up to the mask to start (my skin is pretty new to a lot of skincare stuff), and then try the serum after the mask one day to see how it works for me.

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@Saschattack I would personally avoid using a lactic acid product after a peel or resurfacing mask like REN GLRR mask. I would skip this lactic acid serum for that night and use a hydrating or calming mask after REN mask. After that just apply the hydrating serum and/or a good moisturizer generously and it will be enough.

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Thanks! Yeah I'm leaning toward skipping the serum on nights I do the mask. I used the GLRR mask last night and then the REN Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask afterwards and it seemed like a good combination!

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Oh that's great @Saschattack Looks like you are all set for now 🙂

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@Saschattack In my opinion, it depends on your skin. If you're more on the sensitive side, I would say skip the serum on the night that you do the mask. Since they're both pretty active products, you might notice some extra redness using them back-to-back. On the other hand, if you're not really sensitive and your skin is used to using AHAs regularly, you might be just fine to use them one after the other.

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Thanks so much! I will probably skip the serum on the nights I do the mask.

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I need to buy a new Cleanser to replace my Boscia thermal black Cleanser which I love and keep coming back to for many years. I just want to try something new. I bought YTTP Cleanser but it made my skin visibly tight after cleansing. It could be my skin is used to of very gentle cleansers.

Anyways I am looking for something gentle for morning cleansing. I am considering Oskia Renaissance Cleanser and would love to know about the thoughts of those who are using it or have used it. Should I get Oskia Cleanser or just go back to my trusted Boscia black Cleanser? Decision, Decision!

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First Aid beauty conditioning milk cleanser is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling soft.  It is on sale at the first Aid beauty website.

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@fatimamummy I like the Oskia but between the cost and the fact that it isn't available locally, I am torn about recommending it. 

 

If you are looking for something gentle, perhaps a cleansing milk might work?

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If you like balm style cleansers, then the oskia is definitely worth a try. I personally love it; the texture is beautiful and my skin feels so lovely afterwards. I've got normal/combo skin and it feels like I'm moisturizing my skin while also cleansing it. The gel also emulsifies nicely so you don't need to steam it off either. 

 

Cult has a birthday month discount (15%) that you can use on oskia products, if that helps Smiley Happy 

 

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@Mochapj Those are the factors due to which I didn't pick this Cleanser earlier. Right now Cult has free shipping on all Jouer products so I was thinking if I buy a highlighter or lip cream with the Cleanser, I can get free shipping. The price after dropping LIV is almost same as Boscia Cleanser. Cleansing milk is a good option as well. Maybe I use the Darphin one I have from a promo more regularly to see how I like it.

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@fatimamummy, if you're looking for a cleansing milk I've heard that REN
Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Milk or Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk are great options. Smiley Happy 

XOXO,
Marieke