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kittichick
Look at what I just got in the mail!
Oddly, I received an email shortly after I had commented in a post about how I wasn't that concerned about not having receiving anything free from Sephora. I noted that, although it would certainly be neat to get a free thing, I certainly was not upset about not getting any. Seriously no biggie. Then I got an email that i would be receiving a Free Thing!    I don't have a big wrinkle problem (silver lining to oily skin), but at age 41 I do have a few small wrinkles I'd like to address. I just wish I could use it under my eyes!  
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome! That was very nice of Sephora - way to go! see post
chouchou07
Glamglow thirstymud hydration treatment
Hello, I have dry-combination skin, and it is so dehydrated. I am really looking for something to replenish my skin. Many people are raving about the glamglow thirstymud treatment.  For those who have used it. Did you like it or not
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chouchou07
BEAUTY BOSS chouchou07 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I think i will buy the .5oz for $19 and see how i like it. If it is not worth the price, I think I will just go with the Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask. It is half the price... see post
chouchou07
PERRICONE MD BLUE PLASMA
I am really interested about the fact that the perricone blue plasma target dead skin cell. Dead skin on my face is my major concern. For those who used it ? Did you notice any good results? Is it worth the price. I have a dry-combination skin with post acne dark sports. 
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beauty2sample
HALL OF FAMER beauty2sample / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm almost done with my bottle of Blue Plasma.  The good side--I've had no adverse effects, it goes on nicely, and there is no bad scent to it.  However, unfortunately, ... see post
jemly
GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL (COLD WEATHER EDITION)
ok, so i've been thinking of what 'angle' to take for this thread. i'm not talking anything too hardcore, here. but i figured it could be a thread that inspires and informs the little "treats" we can give to our skin with the products a lot of us have at home.   with the massive shift in weather this past week, my skin freaked out. it was so, so thirsty, as the cool air mixed with dry blasts of hot hair sucked all the moisture out. it was a double whammy for me because this cold front coincided with my skin's most vulnerable time of the month (if ya catch my drift).   so when i got home from work yesterday, i...got to work. i wanted to hydrate hydrate hydrate, and soooothe. this is what i used:     took makeup off with a balm. shown here is my usual clinique take the day off balm--i ended up using my boots botanics balm as it's just a bit more rich, which is what i wanted for these purposes. any balm would do though ! removed with warm water and a washcloth. dried skin then second cleansed with an oily non-foamy cleanser. my current FAVORITE cleanser, NUDE  omega jelly. god i love it. massaged for a couple minutes then rinsed. (not pictured, but) i think did a VERY LIGHT exfoliation to ensure my skin was rid of any dead skin hanging about after being dried out. i used AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant (a liquid with salicylic acid) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask. what i love about this mask is how soothing it is. it's NOT hardcore. i put this on then proceeded to watch a movie or something. you can leave it on for as long as you'd like. i think i had it on for 30-45 minutes. then i took it off with lukewarm water and a wash cloth. my skin already felt so. much. better. i then used my new murad hydrating toner. i could've used this before the mask. but what's cool about it is that it helps your skin retain moisture as well as help balance pH levels. but any sort of hydrating toner / floral spritz would do. (caudalie beauty elixir, a rose water, etc) serum. i wanted to use a "hydra" serum--any sort of serum that helps with retaining water. i used this vichy aqualia thermal. caudalie s.o.s thirst quenching serum is also fantastic. oil -- i used my beloved clarins blue orchid oil. i put it on my drier cheeks, but actually...i also used it for a bit of spot treatment. i was getting a pimple below my lip, and now, no more pimple ! moisturizer. as my skin was severely dehydrated (rather than dry) i used my aveda botanical kinetics moisturizer: the first ingredient is water (hydrating) and the second ingredient is aloe (soothing).  hours later i spritzed some beauty elixir and applied more moisturizer before bed. and today my skin is back to normal !!   so...this is a sort of routine you can loosely follow (plug in whatever products into the steps) if you're skin is needing a bit of help with feeling tight / dry / thirsty.   i'd like this to be a sort of thread people can use for a reference to see others' product recommendations or methods. all skins are different, so what are your tricks ?
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Ramieee
HALL OF FAMER Ramieee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have oily skin thats not sensitive but needs good hydration thats growing out of its acne prone phase. I still break out once a wk depending on my sleep/stress le... see post
jcarb
skin care sets
I am looking for a skin care set that would work for my mother, she has sensitive and combination skin. Any suggestions?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jcarb, REN and First Aid Beauty are great skin care lines for sensitive skin.   The REN Sensitive Skin Set would be a great option, as well as the First Aid Bea... see post
KendraKendra
Smart Profile Review
After a month-ish of using the new Smart Profile, that was generously gifted to me through Clarisonic and Sephora’s Beauty Talk, I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that the Smart Profile is subpar compared to my Aria in most ways.   Speeds: I don’t use the 3rd speed on my the Aria very much so I didn’t care much for the 4th speed or the Turbo blast, the turbo is nice for feet though, if you use it for that purpose.   Smart Brush Head: Do not prefer this brush head. It is similar to the normal brush. I honestly dig the new Radiance brush head.  I don’t understand the perk of an RFID brush. The website indicates that its a " individually programmed with protocols that automatically engage when the device is powered on.” I take that as, it changes speeds so you don’t have to push the button, even if you don’t want it to change speeds. So the whole point of this device was rendered useless to me. You cannot program it, only with continual use it programs itself.  I am doubtful of its accuracy because I use my device differently depending how my skin feels that day/season.   Stand: I definitely prefer the Aria stand. The stand it comes with feels very cheap, weighs less and is a drastically different design than the Aria’s. Its also harder to place in the holder when your hands are wet. I had to lay it down on a towel, dry my face and hands, then put it up. May not seem like a big deal, but it was kind of annoying.   Charger: same.   Other cons: Is not compatible with the extension handle. This was a huge reason that I wanted this device, so I could use it on my back in the shower. I bought a kit off the Clarisonic website and viola! doesn’t fit. I didn’t like the Refreshing face gel cleanser.   Pro : I enjoyed trying out the body brush despite above mentioned. I also enjoyed the body scrub that accompanied the device. The charge on this device lasts forever.   I hated writing this because I felt so lucky and grateful to have received it. If you need more manual exfoliation than the 3 speeds on the ARIA and PLUS, then this may be the device for you. Everyone experiences things differently, hope my experience can help someone! 
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KendraKendra
BEAUTY BOSS KendraKendra / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I do like the luxe/spa facial feel of Clarisonic, I don't use it daily (I chemically exfoliate daily). Thanks for the positive feedback! This went way better than I'd ho... see post
chouchou07
Do I to add more hydration to my skin
I am 26 year old and my skin type is dry-combination My skin concerns : occasional acne, uneven skin tone, dulness My life style: I go to school 3 times a week, and the rest of my time i am home. I do not work because I have a Student Visa, and I am not allowed to work unless I apply for a working authorization. So most of my time I am home. My current skin regiment Cleanse   -Clarisonic Mia 2 ( once a day, at night )   -OH African Red Tea Cleanser ( twice a day) Toner   -Arcona Cramberry Toner AM moisturizer    -Nude Puriying daily moisturizer Treatment (PM only and i alternate between two)   -OH Invigorating night treatment   -Caudalie Detox Oil  PM moisturizer    -Fresh Seaberry Oil (on top of the OH invigorating treatment)    DURING THE DAY, I FEEL LIGHT MY MOISTURIZER IS TOO LIGHT, AND MY SKIN FEELS TIGHT. MY QUESTION IS DO I NEED TO ADD A PRODUCT THAT IS MORE HYDRATING TO MY SKIN LIKE A MASK, OR A SERUM. IF YES PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS ABOUT I SHOULD USE  
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greenchilli
HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good luck!  I would try cutting back on clarisonic for now and instead using a chemical exfoliant.  I hope you see good results.  :-) see post
jemly
SKINCARE HGs !
i've seen this type of question asked more generally, but i wanted to ask it specific to skincare. not only is it interesting to see what has really worked for people, but it'll maybe highlight some products others are interested in trying !   so: what are specific  products that would cause you to hyperventilate were you to run out ?   mine currently are: CLINIQUE take the day off cleansing balm FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads CAUDALIE beauty elixir AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating face lotion edited to add: CAUDALIE vinoperfect enzymatic peel mask MURAD essential-c toner CLARINS blue orchid facial oil i have steps that i would never skip that are not represented in the above list, but the products i use for those steps tend to be more interchangeable.   additionally, a couple products that may reach HG status soon, but need more time in my rotation: FIRST AID BEAUTY skin rescue purifying mask w/ red clay CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum (this may break me out a bit if i use too much, still seeing if it's the culprit. i still love it) MARIO BADESCU facial spray with aloe, rosewater & herbs OLE HENRIKSEN lemon strip flash peel REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask NUDE perfect cleanse omega jelly (this is brand new, but if you're actually EAGER to wake up to wash your face i think it's a good sign of something being on the road to HG status !)
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't have the clarisonic because it's one of those products I'm not willing to pay for... lol. SO, I'm glad I stumbled upon this beauty. I placed my order. Since it h... see post
callmefafi
Serum Search...
Hello Lovelies,   For over two years I've been on the search for the perfect serum and frankly I'm still torn. I'm looking for something that brightens, tones, corrects and tightens. I've tried Shiseido, Ole Henriksen, Philosophy, Perricone MD and a handful of drugstore items. My skin has always been oily, acne-prone, and sensitive. I've gotten a good regimen going now but I recently started using Philosophy's No Reason To Hide and so far it's great. I haven't seen much of a difference with my skin tone but I must admit that I love that my skin is smoother and my pores a little less noticeable.    So my question is, does this really work or should I go back to Ole Henriksen's Vitamin C Truth Serum? Any other serums that have worked for you all that you would like to suggest?   thanks, Tamara
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BOSS comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If you are already seeing results in your skin after just recently incorporating the Philosophy serum, that's a great sign.  Some products can take a significant amount ... see post
Mochapj
GAH, Clarisonic!!
Until today, I've been a happy Clarisonic customer since I got mine in January 2012.     I bought a Plus to start prepping my skin for my wedding (that was 6 months away at the time).  I used it religiously every day, and noticed improvements in tone in my unevenly colored skin.  I continued to use it afterwards because it seemed to do a fairly good job at cleaning my skin.   About a month ago it abruptly stopped working.  I lifted it out of the cradle and it made a sad buzz very different from its usual hum.  I went to clarisonic dot com to see about troubleshooting.  I tried the suggestions, including moving it to another power outlet in the house, and nothing worked.  I called Clarisonic, and once I got someone on the phone, as soon as I gave them my handle information they told me they couldn't help me, I needed to call Canada.   So I called Canada. And emailed Canada through their Contact Us page.  Nobody ever returned my calls or emails, even after repeatedly trying to make contact during the past month.  Finally today I got a real, live person on the phone and they said because my Clarisonic wasn't registered in Canada and is outside of the 2 year warranty, they can't offer me a new one or replace the handle.  When I bought it, Clarisonic didn't have a Canadian website, so I registered it with the US one.     It made it 10 months past the warranty period before it died.     I explained how disappointed I was at not receiving a response from them for a month, and even asked when the Smart Profile was coming to Canada, and still they did not want to do anything to retain me as a customer.   Am now glad I resisted the urge to buy the Smart Profile during the recent Rouge sale.  Will not be giving them any of my money again.
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NailsForLife
BEAUTY BOSS NailsForLife / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If you used a credit card with the extra warranty benefit, call them up now to get the paperwork to make a claim.  I've used the warranty on a computer that died outside... see post
mki0719
Skincare advice for newcomer
I would like to try some few products from Caudalie. My sister told me that it is a good brand. If you have used any of these products below, please give me your opinions. -Caudalie vinosource serum -Caudalie vinoperfect day fluid spt15 -Caudalie C15 detox oil My skin type is combination, and then to get dehydrated and congested. I also have uneven skintone.
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chouchou07
HELP PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE A TOP LAYER OF DEAD SKIN THAT WON'T GO AWAY
I have a dry-combation skin, and my skin but every time I have a dead layer of skin, it does not go away. I always physical exfoliation , like scrub but NO RESULT, it is still there. My skin is not absorbing any product i put on  Do you have any advice or trips of that. ?
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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also agree with what others have mentioned. The physical exfoliation can sometimes over exfoliate your skin and add to the problem. Last winter I kept getting flaky sk... see post
fluffymuha
What's your all-time favourite exfoliator?
Time to spill the beans, ladies   Decided it would be fun if I kept a tally!   Kate Sommerville's Exfolikate:  6 Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel:  3 Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid:  3 FAB Radiance Pads:  2 Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel:   2 PTR FirmX:  2 OH Walnut Complexion Scrub:   2 10% AHA from acne.org: 1 Fresh Sugar Face Polish: 1 FAB Face Polish: 1 Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher: 1 REN Glycol Lactic Mask:  1 Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser:  1 Dr. Jart Blemish No More - Oil Free Hydrator:  1 Chanel Le Weekend:  1      
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insertcornyname
BEAUTY WHIZ insertcornyname / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Amorepacific Treatment Enzyme Peel OH Walnut Complexion Scrub   MAC also has this volcanic ash exfoliator which is divine...I can't remember the name though. see post
ChicShifter
Jurlique Or Origins??
Hey Ladies!    I was hoping to get some input on these 2 product lines?  They are both on the pricier side of skin care products and I was looking for something to amp up my routine.   I have combination skin - dry cheeks (some dryness/flaking above eyebrows, cheeks and nose) but oily t-zone.  On top of that I have sensitive/acne prone skin that has very red cheeks due to irritants/sun/acne.    Any thoughts on these two lines would be greatly appreciated.  I would love to hear from those who have used either or both thoroughly!   Thanks a ton!
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Stepharoo2u
Stepharoo2u / RISING STAR / replied
I have been using Jurlique for quite some time now. I am obsessed. I have similar issues to you (dry in some areas, extremely oily in others). I was introduced to Jurli... see post
chouchou07
CAUDALIE, FRESH AND OLE HENRIKSEN
If you have used or are using any of these brands, please give me your opinions. What are the products you like from those brands?  What should I use from my skin. I trying to change my skin care ( I am so picky), so please I need your help. My skin type is combination, i have few dark spot from occasional breakouts.  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome, ChouChou07! Please feel free to touch base here or even personal message me if you ever need any one-on-one time. I'm always happy to help and share what... see post
AmandaAB
At what point should I replace my Clarsonic?
I have the original Clarsonic Mia from 2012. It works fine - no issues - but I am really interested in the new Clarsonic Smart Profile. Do you think it's worth the update - especially with the 20% off? I feel bad replacing it since it works well and has no issues. But there have been so many updated models released that I feel like I'm missing out. (Especially since I've been breaking out more than usual recently.) Any advice would be appreciated - thanks!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're breaking out more, are you washing your brush head with antibac soap? Or even replacing when necessary? It could also be the weather changing, stress levels, d... see post
Mochapj
Does anyone have long term opinions on PTR Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Hi beauties. Got and tried this mask in the mini mask sampler and while I like it, I've only used it once.   Does anyone have any experience with using it over a period of time?     Was thinking to pick up a full size before the sale is over, but would like to hear from others first.   I'm no pumpkin junkie, but the smell is pretty nice.   thank you!
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MegEm
Ole Henrikson vs. Eve Lom cleansers
I received a few samples of the Eve Lom cleanser a while ago and really liked it, but I'm having trouble justifying almost $100 for a cleanser. I looked into the OH Melting cleanser, which seems like a decent dupe, but the reviews have been mixed. Does anyone have ideas on their similarity? I know the Eve Lom is a hot-cloth cleanser and the OH doesn't seem to be, but the "feel" of the melting cleanser seems to be the same based on description. I've used the Liz Earle hot-cloth cleanser as well, but that seems much creamier than the Eve Lom.  
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MegEm
BEAUTY GURU MegEm / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you so much! This helps a lot, especially now that the VIB/Rouge sale is on and I'm figuring out which to buy. see post
jennifer92
Dry, acne-prone skin. Need routine help please!
Long story short, I had mild/moderate acne through my teens that I probably treated wayyy too harshly and never really resolved. When I was about 20, I gave up on everything and was just washing my face with a Basis cleanser morning and night and nothing else. At this point, I think due to a combination of getting older and BCP, my acne was significantly reduced. Since then, I get mild hormonal breakouts once a month but not much else.   Now, at 22, I realize just washing my face probably isn't the best idea long-term, so I've been trying to figure out a routine. After a week or so of mild breakouts (purging?), the below routine seems to be working great for me. My skin is clear and toned and feels good. My problem is that in the morning, I feel like I'm well-moisturized but a couple hours later, my skin looked parched and my makeup settles in every pore and line. I don't know if I need a thicker moisturizer, or maybe a primer? I recently had a facial and they told me to try a toner to make it less dry, but I was under the impression that toners are drying? Again, my skin is still acne-prone (although clear right now), so I'm worried about adding thicker creams or anything that could potentially make me break out. I also fly 2x/week so that probably isn't helping with dryness. Other skin concerns include some mild indented scarring and I'd like to start preventing aging.    AM: Splash face with water and lightly exfoliate with washcloth La Roche Posay Effaclar Serum Kate Somerville D Scar Serum Origins Plantscriptives Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Bobbi Brown BB or Supergoop CC (plus a little concealer + mascara)   PM: Simple cleasing wipes  Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Serum Neutrogena Healthy Skin Night Cream (retinol) Origins Plantscriptives Anti-Aging Eye Treatment Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse   Extras: Kiehl's Microdermabrasion Scrub 1-2x/week Kate Somerville Eradikate when I get a zit   Like I said, this is working for me except for the dryness issue. I know wipes aren't the best cleansing option, but I travel Mon-Thurs for work and really can't fit many more liquids in my little baggie...any wipe recommendations? Or cleaser recs, I can try to squeeze one more bottle in! I'm not loving the Simple wipes and I didn't like the Boots ones either. Is anything else missing? I'm clearly new at this and getting a little obsessive Thanks!
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analia3636
SCENE QUEEN analia3636 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
The Josie Maran Bare Naked Wipes are the best especially for Dry Skin since they do have argan oil and are not harsh on the skin at all.. hope this works for you since i... see post
armybeauty
What is your regular skincare routine?
I live in a mild climate, where it can be slightly humid, but otherwise it rains continually for 3/4 of the year. I have normal-to-combo skin, meaning I don't really have any major dry/oily spots, but I can get dry or slightly oily in my t-zone occasionally.    I use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser twice a day (ok, usually I only manage to use it once a day), and I moisturize with Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me and Bite's Agave Lip Mask twice a day (religiously). I exfoliate with Exfolikate twice a week, and I use the Boscia Black Luminizing mask all-over once a week, and in my trouble zones up to three times a week. I use the GLAMGLOW Powermud once or twice a week, and I spot treat any incoming blemishes with the GLAMGLOW Supermud as needed. I also use the Boscia Purifying Pore Strips on an as-needed basis as well.    What is your skincare routine? 
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Jemly - I think you have me sold on the FAB Cleanser - I had a couple deluxe samples and my skin looks so much better! I switched back to my other cleanser (Murad Clari... see post
lecia1167
An observation about my BB cream
You may have seen that I post that I love my Maybelline Dream Finish BB cream in Dark. 'Cause I do! But I've noticed that I get lots of compliments on my skin when I wear it. One person said my skin looked gorgeous (I also use a NARS concealer stick for dark spots). Another person said my skin was glowing. Seriously. And most of the time I use my Lancome Teinte Idole foundation, but it's nice to know that the BB cream does a great job, too. And I love that's so light on my skin.
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fiir
Dior Hydra Life products
Hi. May I know what the exact steps of using the products listed below from the Hydra Life collection by Dior ?   - Youth Essential Concentrated Sorbet Essence - Youth Essential Hydrating Essence-In-Lotion (1 - Fresh) - Youth Essential Hydrating Eye Creme   Also, can I mix my routine with the Dior's Capture Totale line? With these products:   - Eyes Essential Eyezone Boosting Super Serum - One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum   Got all the products from my mom as a gift. Not sure the exact steps. Your help will be very much appreciated. Thanks! x
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Bicloudy
Lacome high resolution refill 3x color
Hi, everyone. I am new to Lancome products. I just bought two boxes of Lancome high resolution refill 3x from two different stores. When i opened them, I saw two different colors. One is white, another is a little bit brown. Do anyone has any idea about this? Thanks a lot.
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blackkitty2014
BEAUTY MASTER blackkitty2014 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
SPF helps to protect from the sun. They both help prevent wrinkles. :) see post
Sydneyjonezzz
Redness
Hi, my face is very sensitive and red. I was wondering what product would be best to reduce this redness. My skin isn't dry or oily. I just want to be confident walking out of the house without any makeup on. Thanks(:
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maltipoo66
HALL OF FAMER maltipoo66 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi!  I'd recommend a soothing mask-whenever my face gets red and irritated, it pulls the redness right out.  I recently tried the Sephora Honey Mask and it does a really... see post
Mochapj
Is my eye cream too irritating?
Strange question... I've been using a new eye serum for about 2 weeks that was recommended by an SA.  It is Clarins Active Lift and is supposed to firm and diminish dark circles.   every night I've used it, I notice almost immediately that the area just edging where I've patted it on starts to flush quite red.  It doesn't itch, rash or raise in any way, so I just want to know if I should be concerned?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BOSS TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
>.< My face went red the first time I tried the Jurlique Brightening serum too, I knew it was possible since it had a load of Vitamin C and HA in it. I wish there was a ... see post
lecia1167
Philosphy Take A Deep Breath Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer
I just wanted to tell you lovelies how amazing this moisturizer is. No scent at all, which I love! And I can just feel my skin give a sigh of relief. It is very hydrating and it's oil-free! Yippee!     http://www.sephora.com/take-a-deep-breath-oil-free -energizing-oxygen-gel-cream-moisturizer-P311182?s ...
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greenchilli
HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like Take a Deep Breath too!  I also keep the Philosophy Hope in Jar handy.  I know a lot of people don't find the smell appealing, but i find it very refreshing. see post
beachwaterbunny
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SERUM/SKINCARE FOR GETTING RID OF REDNESS FROM PAST ACNE?
Does anyone have any recommendations for skincare for getting rid of redness/hyperpigmentation from past acne?  I'm willing to splurge and spend more money on better quality skincare.  I've been looking at the SK-II brightening and Shiseido White Lucent lines, but am open to other recommendations!  Has anyone tried one or the other, or both?  What were your thoughts on it?   My skin is oily, sensitive, and acne prone.
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY MASTER blackunicorn / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I use Ole Henriksen Vitamin C serum + oil and I swear it made a difference on my skin. Even though it's not magic, it did lighten my 10+ year old acne scars.   http://... see post
Mochapj
Where Are The Holes In My Skincare Routine?
Hi all,      I feel like I need to start stepping up my skincare, for prevention's sake.  I don't have any super pressing concerns, other than dark circles under my eyes that never go away.   I am 33, have combination skin, extremely rarely get breakouts and drink a ton of water.  Generally speaking, my skin is smooth and fairly evenly olive toned.   My routine is as follows;   Mornings I moisturize with Clinique Dramatically Different gel after I get out of the shower.  I apply sunscreen if I'm going out anywhere, but not if I'm going to be indoors all day.  If it is winter or I am feeling dry, I use Clinique Moisture Surge Intense or Extended Thirst Relief instead of the DD gel.   Evenings I remove my makeup with a Clarisonic Plus and Bliss Fabulous Foaming Facewash.  Then if I remember (so a few times a week) I use Bliss Daily Detoxifying Toner.  Once every week or two, I follow up with Bliss Peeling Groovy Serum.  Most days I finish up with Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.   I currently don't use an eye cream, though I know I should.  I don't do masks, but for no apparent reason.  I used to use Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel and loved it, but Sephora in Canada doesn't carry it anymore in store or online.     I'm lucky enough to have few complaints about my skin, but do wish it was a little more radiant.  My Clarisonic definitely has helped with keeping my skin tone even and acne free, but I'm starting to feel like I want a bit more oomph, but I just can't put a finger on what that would be.   Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.     Thanks all!    
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY MASTER ballerinagrl / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My youngest daughter often wakes up with shimmer all over her face - I think she gets up in the night to play with eyeshadows! ;) see post
ballerinagrl
BLOCKED PORES ON CHIN - CAN THEY BE BANISHED?
One of my daughter's has a billion blocked pores on her chin, which she is very self conscious about. She uses mild facial washes, a salicylic acid scrub once or twice a week, the Clarisonic maybe three times a week at night, and following cleansing with or without exfoliating, she puts Clinique's Anti Blemish Gel followed by Clinique's Anti Blemish Balm on her chin.   Unfortunately this routine is not getting rid of the blocked pores on her chin, so I'd be grateful for any ideas, and she's really miserable about the situation - Thanks!
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY MASTER ballerinagrl / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
She loves the FAB pads too! :) see post
schooled44
Dry skin to oily skin overnight?
I have had dry skin my entire life. One night I woke up with a complete oily face. It wasn't the first time because I have before when I got really drunk the night before. But ever since that day for the last month my face has gotten super oily within the first two hours after cleansing. Before this was happening I believed I dehydrated my face because of using different cleansers and acne medication to dry out my skin. I have been using a cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer after for almost about a week and it still doesn't seem to be working. I have even switched to using jajoba oil to cleanse with so it wont dry out my face and then the moisturizer afterwards thinking to rehydrate my face so it would stop oiling and go back to normal. My dermatologist doesn't think I could of got this overnight and I don't know what else that could be causing this. Could this be a viral effection or something, I have been noticing my face getting hot and sweating randomly at night while watching t.v.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi schooled44, Our skin goes through many changes as we age, and this could be just another change in your life cycle. It could also be caused by hormones, stress, env... see post