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Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.   *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*   01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)   I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.   General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
Here to help you reach pore-fection! We’re super excited to partner with Sephora for the June Skincare Challenge: using our new Clear Improvement Charcoal cleansing powder. It transforms with water from a powder into an effervescent cleanser to purify, exfoliate & help visibly reduce pores. Tip 1: Add less water for more exfoliation. Add more water for a gentler, foamier cleanse. Clear Improvement cleansing powder is formulated with detoxifying Bamboo Charcoal, which helps draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. It’s a key ingredient in our Clear Improvement mask too!   Tip 2: Use the mask twice a week & cleansing powder daily for the clearest skin. This thread is for you to share your experiences, ask questions & offer additional tips. We’ll be checking in regularly if you need any advice or info about the product. We love to talk skincare & can’t wait to hear your results!   Now let the challenge begin…     Beauty Insiders: Use code  EXFOLIATE  FREE  with $25 Purchase   Online Only while supplies last
I loved reading about your favorite makeup products so figured this week we could dive into skincare! I am creating three threads for the main skin types: Dry, oily and combination. This thread is dedicated to dry skin favorites!   Reminder, please only share one of your favorites per category and try to share your favorites offered from Sephora. Please write "skip" if you don't have a favorite for one of the categories I listed. Let the fun begin!   What's your holy grail...  1. Makeup remover/balm: 2. Cleanser: 3. Essence: 4. Toner:  5. Serum:  6. Daytime moisturizer: 7. SPF: 8. Facial spray: 9. Nighttime serum: 10. Nighttime moisturizer: 11. Mask:  12. Treatment: 13: Eye Cream:    Can't wait to see your favorite skincare products!
I loved reading about your favorite makeup products so figured this week we could dive into skincare! I am creating three threads for the main skin types: Dry, oily and combination.   This thread is dedicated to  combination  skin favorites!   Reminder, please only share one of your favorites per category and try to share your favorites offered from Sephora. Please write "skip" if you don't have a favorite for one of the categories I listed. Let the fun begin!   What's your holy grail...  1. Makeup remover/balm: 2. Cleanser: 3. Essence: 4. Toner:  5. Serum:  6. Daytime moisturizer: 7. SPF: 8. Facial spray: 9. Nighttime serum: 10. Nighttime moisturizer: 11. Mask:  12. Treatment: 13: Eye Cream:    Can't wait to see your favorite skincare products!
I loved reading about your favorite makeup products so figured this week we could dive into skincare! I am creating three threads for the main skin types: Dry, oily and combination.   This thread is dedicated to oily skin favorites!   Reminder, please only share one of your favorites per category and try to share your favorites offered from Sephora. Please write "skip" if you don't have a favorite for one of the categories I listed. Let the fun begin!   What's your holy grail...  1. Makeup remover/balm: 2. Cleanser: 3. Essence: 4. Toner:  5. Serum:  6. Daytime moisturizer: 7. SPF: 8. Facial spray: 9. Nighttime serum: 10. Nighttime moisturizer: 11. Mask:  12. Treatment: 13: Eye Cream:    Can't wait to see your favorite skincare products!
Last night I saw someone (gloss13?) ask on the Luxury Skincare thread,  would you pay $1k for a skincare product...  and through the conversation that ensued, a few people pointed out that their entire routines might add up to that amount.    So, it got me thinking... if I were to add up my entire daily skincare routine, where would I be at on that spectrum?  I have some guesses, but I have a feeling this will still be an eye opener for me (and probably for many others, too).  I'm only going to go by total product cost, not normalized for daily usage, because nobody's got time for that!   I'll write down everything I use in a day and edit my total in here.  Please feel free to come share your skincare snapshots with me
In a series of ingredient-focused skincare posts, I asked you all about your tricks and tips for combatting a selection of skin concerns: Visible pores, dullness, aging and fine lines and wrinkles.    Pores When talking about pores, many of us know that exfoliation is key player but I picked up a few tips from you all that I believe to be noteworthy.  When it comes to exfoliating treatments, lylysa, jemly, anewxa and kso1226 are all fans of the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads Another BT favorite peel is REN’s Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, which angeliquec and jemly are big supporters of. wheeeee and kso1225 both love Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. angeliquec, kso1225 and acap311 have all claimed to love Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. According to kso1225, she is “in love with Babyfacial because it makes my skin so smooth and my pores so much smaller.” I will add that I got a tester of this and am really enjoying it so far! The combination of Babyfacial followed by Drunk Elephant’s Marula Oil makes my skin very happy! Dullness When it comes to dullness, brightening is a must! Here are some of the recommendations for Vitamin C products that will brighten you up (not that you need it). kso1225 uses Ole Henriksen's Power Bright as a treatment every other week. spadersgirl uses Neogen Dermalogy’s Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pads, which are full of citrus extracts. ChicDabbler and txcatx are both fans of Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum and titian06 loves the scent, as do I!  Visible Signs of Aging To combat aging, I learned some great tips from the community. While aging is linked to genetics, as wheeeee pointed out, here are a few steps you can take to help slow the process Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! jemly uses products like Clinique’s Moisture Surge Serum and Clarin’s Blue Orchid Oil to make sure her skin doesn’t get thirsty. titian06 avoids the sun, drinks lots of water and pays attention to her diet. She also moisturizes morning and night. While wheeeee also stays away from the sun, she recommends finding a great sunscreen to protect your skin as well as maintaining your body weight throughout the years.   lylysa believes in a holistic effort. She keeps her health in check by eating a balanced diet, exercising and drinking water. She gets her antioxidants from sipping on tea and recommends taking care of your skin by always cleansing, moisturizing and using SPF! adriadne also insists on cleansing, moisturizing and using sunscreen. As far as product, alicehoopz has enjoyed the benefits of Farmacy, REN, Ole Henriksen and Murad.   Fine Lines and Wrinkles Finally, we talked about our tips on combatting fine lines and weapons. Here are the recommendations from the community! Luna Oil seems to be a popular retinoid! eleonorarosa and wheeeee are both fans of the product. Wheeeee loves the hydrating and calming effects and eleonorarosa applauds Luna’s plumping abilities Asche loves Peter Thomas Roth’s Retinol Fusion PM. After two years of nightly use, she’s in love with the results! Last but not least, ccd89 reminded us that using sunscreen is a  must for anyone using a retinoid.   Thank you to all of you who shared your tips and favorite products. If anyone is interested in reading the full stories, please check out the posts below!   See the stories we’re talking about here: Tackling Pores with AHAs: Brightening with Vitamin C: Antioxidants Vs. Aging: Anti-Aging with Retinoids:   Does anyone have skincare tips we missed? Please share them here!
Finally, oily skin meets its matte! We are so excited for you to try our bestselling Counter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator and share your skincare journey with us. This lightweight daily moisturizer controls oil, minimizes the look of pores and is clinically proven to improve foundation wear for up to 8 hours.   It’s powered by Green Fusion Complex™, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties. With neem seed oil and AHAs, Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator minimizes the look of pores and helps skin maintain a healthy balance.   This open forum is for you to share your experience and hear from others. We’ll be checking this thread frequently, so if you have questions, ask away!   Remember, a happy face is a beautiful face!
Hey BeautyTalkers!    I have noticed a lot of chatter about natural skincare products in the beauty world. There is no perfect definition of 'natural skincare' but I am thinking of products that are labeled partially or 100% organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, plant-based, or just made with simple ingredients.    There are a lot of reasons a product may be considered natural so without overcomplicating the definition I have a question for you all: What are your favorite natural skincare products?       Looking forward to reading your responses!    
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) 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      
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Milk Makeup is about to drop it's new Matcha toner stick. It's super TSA friendly and the world's first solid toner. Questions or thoughts!?   PRODUCT DETAILS: Matcha-infused toner stick refines and preps skin post-cleansing for purified pores and smooth hydrated skin.   TONES Kombucha and witch hazel purify pores, while Matcha green tea detoxifies and protects   HYDRATES Organic cactus elixir hydrates and calms irritated skin
It's the time of year where everyone wants that beautiful sun kissed glow. Thankfully we have a wide range of good quality self tanners available to us now so we are not exposed to harmful rays.  What is your favorite self tanner and why? Share any helpful tips on application, what not to do and any funny stories you'd like to share.  
I'm looking for a resuracing, pore minimizing, scar diminishing, and anti-aging exfoliator. I have done my research and realize I'm asking a lot of qualities pertaining to a product. If anyone has suggestions outside of an exfoliator, I'm all ears. I am particularly in the market for an exfoliator and am always open to new skin care suggestions! 
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Hey all!   I thought I'd create a thread based on my own recent discovery!   Anyway, the point of this thread will be to offer advice, tutorials, anecdotes, etc etc  for skin concerns that are very stubborn or even rare. This can include acne, hyper pigmentation of any type, texture, wrinkles, even contouring the face to enhance or hide facial features.    Products nowadays claim to be an all in one fix for the aforementioned skin concerns, but for many, these claims fall very short and it can get very frustrating to not be able to hide/"cure" what you're really aiming for.    Hopefully this thread can help someone who has some of the more rare conditions plaguing the skin or to take away the guesswork for certain techniques when applying makeup/skincare.   I'll go ahead and post my anecdote below!    
It seems like a few of us are making some of our own products, so I thought it might be fun to have a thread to show and tell, ask questions, share lessons learned, etc.   What do you make and why?   (Oh, and sorry for the typo in the title. It's the one thing that can't be edited 🤷🏻‍♀️.)
I have been struggling with my skin for a long time it's slightly acne prone. I have more of a combination skin. I have quite dry parts and I get quite oily in my T-Zone. I have been struggling with my skin since I was 16. I've used harsh products like ProActiv which caused me to breakout more. I am unsure on a daily routine and which products to use. PLEASE HELP!
I was thinking we should have an "official" NUDE Skincare thread, in case something comes out of this new NUDE story that is happening lately. ( And even if not. ) So we can follow it all here. There are some threads, but those are more just questions and inquiries about NUDE stuff. It would be easier to have all things NUDE at one place, so we can all share news, updates, those possible new products, and anything NUDE here.   This is an announcement on Beautycounter about NUDE Skincare:   "It is with great excitement that we announce Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has acquired the worldwide assets of NUDE Skin Care, Inc. and NUDE Brands, Ltd. founded by Ali Hewson, the wife of musician and social activist, Bono. As a result of this deal, and their genuine interest in our products and mission, Bono will join the company as an investor and Ms. Hewson will join the Board of Directors of Counter Brands, LLC. Similar to our partnership with Target, this validation from such respected public figures will lead to increased brand awareness and client base. We are thrilled to have them join our team. The synergy between our two companies – from mission to ingredient selection process – makes NUDE a logical and compelling addition to our growing brand portfolio. We believe that incredible things are possible for our business and our unwavering advocacy work in D.C. For the foreseeable future, the Beautycounter and NUDE lines will exist as they do today."   They also said:  "“We will continue to sell through their existing channels of distribution,” Renfrew said of Nude. “The idea is to grow the channels of distribution as well as the product line as a whole,” she said."   Also: "NUDE products are currently available in the US on, across Europe in Space.NK stores and online, in Australia in Mecca stores and"   Response from Sephora's CS ( 6/30/2016 ): "The Nude Skin care line has been highly anticipated with our clients, and we can certainly appreciate your interest! At this time, some of the NUDE products are limited edition and will be on our site as supplies last, while other products are on our site to stay! We suggest staying tuned to Sephora's promotional emails, as new product launches are frequently announced via email. Additionally, keep checking back on our website under the Quick Link "Just Arrived"."   If you have any news, please feel free to share them here. If you have questions, post them here, and hopefully someone will have answers. Or we can all "investigate" together and try to find out what's cooking.    
Turn your skin on! We can’t wait for you to try our NEW C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum. This weightless, fast-absorbing gel-serum is power-packed with our proprietary vitamin C (3-O C technology) and energy complex plus collagen amino acids.    Rev up tired looking skin for a tighter and brighter complexion! During the challenge, see an improvement in imperfections like dullness, dark spots, rough texture, and expression lines as skin is repaired and protected from aging and environmental aggressors.   Use this thread to share your results, learn tips, and ask any questions you may have. We will be checking here throughout the challenge to answer your questions.  Can’t wait to see your results!
Hello and welcome to our Vitamin C+ Real Results Challenge! We are so excited to connect here on BeautyTalk to hear about your experience with the Vitamin C+ Serum and share some of our favorite tips.   Our Vitamin C+ Serum is your secret weapon to combating advanced anti-aging and discoloration. This product is a triple threat, formulated with Alguronic acid, microalgae oil and potent vitamin C+. Safe for all skin types, this serum is formulated to minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and support the most fragile skin areas while visibly reducing the look of age spots and discoloration. The impressive vitamin C boosts brightness and radiance for a uniform complexion. This is a space for you to discuss the product, hear from others and ask your questions. We are so excited to talk with you all about this powerful serum and answer all of your questions. Please share your challenge results below and feel free to ask us anything!  
I've been using Retin-A for a few months now because I had bumpy skin and white and black heads that never came to the surface. The results have been amazing and my skin has never looked better but one side effect is dry skin so I experience dry patches and my skin just flaking off. My current daytime moisturizer isn't cutting it so I'm looking for something that is extra hydrating and that has at least spf 15. I'm fine with even drug store brands. I just hate when I put on my moisturizer, do my makeup as then I get to work and I see my skin just flaking off.
Do you have dry, flaky skin AND skin that would give BECCA Opal a run for its money? Does your skin clear up from a clarisonic whilst giving you that Rudolph-with-a-sunburn look? Would you rather go bridge jumping than patch testing?   If you answered yes to some of these, then welcome to the finicky skin support club! We meet on good skin days, which happens maybe once in a blue moon, so like never.    --   *SKIN, not skine. Ugh. 
I thought I'd start a dedicated thread where people can get answers to any questions they have about Paula's Choice skincare products and share deals!   I've been using PC products for two years now (I've switched out almost everything from the other brands I was using, like Tatcha, Somme Institute and Algenist) and it's made such a difference to my skin.   My current regime is: Skin Recovery Cleanser Resist Toner Resist BHA 2% liquid Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Resist C15 Super Booster Calm Redness Relief Repairing Serum Skin Recovery Moisturiser 1% Retinol Booster Clear Ultra Light Daily Fluid SPF30/ Reist Daily Moisturizer with SPF25   If you're looking to get a deal on Paula's Choice, there's $10 off your first order for new customers at PC direct with a referral frequent sales, ranging from 15% to 25% off, at PC direct cashback - currently 12% at Topcashback and for new members 30% (up to $20) at CouponCabin $15 off $75 for new customers at B-Glowing with a referral, as well as a Paula's Choice gwp with $50+ orders at Dermstore, 15% off with subscriptions or 20% off for new customers Please feel free to add any other offers you know about or ask any questions about the brand! Let the discussion and deal sharing begin!
I have this product and LOVE it, it's perfect for cleansing my dry skin.    I see a lot of testimonials about it being great for removing eye makeup but am not sure the best way to go about doing that. I apply to my skin as directed, does using a washcloth to remove the product help swipe a little over the eyes without overdoing it and do the job?   Thanks for any info you can provide!
I may be wrong, but I've noticed a connection between using products with SPF and irritation on my face. When I use products with SPF, I get an irritation on my face, along with whiteheads, and a tingly sensation on my skin. (I try to use oil-free facial products for sensitive skin, btw) This also happens when I use one of my favorite cosmetic lines, Bare Escentuals. I love their products, but I will have to stop using the ones with SPF because I believe it may be the cause of my irritation. I am going to switch to foundation and concealer without SPF, and I've had to stop using facial moisturizers with SPF also. I just cover my skin up as much as possible when in the sun, or I use an umbrella to keep the sun off.   What do you think? Has anyone else experienced facial irritation from SPF?    
We’re thrilled to share with you the #1 anti-ageing serum at Sephora: our Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. This product is formulated with high-powered, purified-grade lactic acid that exfoliates away dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells to visibly reveal smooth, fresh, younger looking skin.   In addition to lactic acid, skin-brightening licorice helps visibly reduce the look of dark spots, age spots, and discoloration caused by sun exposure, for naturally brighter, more even-toned skin. Good Genes is also clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in just three minutes!   We’ll be checking this thread frequently throughout the month to chat about the challenge itself and answer your questions about Good Genes. We can’t wait to hear about your results!
Looking for a foundation or other option to use for work.  Currently i use hourglass hylauronic skin tint and i love it!  but it is expensive and i am looking for a light and quick option just to even tone while providing a slight coverage for work.  I am a teacher, so I don't like the feeling of a lot on my face during the day.   Any suggestions welcome!  I have combination to dry skin- somewhat sensitive
this little questionnaire is floating around instagram, and i thought it might be fun to bring it over here. i'll post the questions written out in the spoiler for easy copying & pasting, and post my answers below too     Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. How did you get into skincare ? 2. What is your favorite skincare step ? 3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ? 4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ? 5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ? 6. What is your biggest skincare regret ? 7. What is your HG skincare trick ? 8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ? 9. Who is your skincare inspiration ? 10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ? 1. How did you get into skincare ?2. What is your favorite skincare step ?3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ?4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ?5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ?6. What is your biggest skincare regret ?7. What is your HG skincare trick ?8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ?9. Who is your skincare inspiration ?10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ?  
The highly anticipated LA MER brand is finally at Sephora. Share your thoughts about the brand and what products you feel are worth the price and what items you would pass on.  Have you found any possible dupes?