I bought the Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel January of 2013 in hopes it would lighten my scars, and noticed it did little to fade my older scars from that summer of 2012 after about five months of use, but succeed in fading newer scars. I know the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is another lightening product from Murad and I was wondering if anyone had tried this product before and if it lightened all scars: new and old, and how you often you used it and how you applied it. I greatly appreciate all advice! Thank you
In one of my Sample Society boxes I got a deluxe size sample of the dermalogica pre-cleaning oil and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I recently switched to the Ren Calm 3 Clay Cleanser (which is AWESOME), but it doesn't remove makeup well. I was using the Koh Gen Do spa water on a cotton pad to remove my face makeup but I was going through the bottle quickly & needed another option. I'm not a huge fan of face oils to begin with, Argan oil gave me a very bad reaction, so I was a little skeptical with the dermalogica. You apply it dry, then add a little water, massage & wash off. I felt like I couldn't wash it off, that the oil just sat on my face. Then I used the Ren Calm 3 with my clarisonic, rinsed & still felt the oil sitting on my face. I did end up using less of the Perricone Blue Plasma on my face (1 drop instead of 2) but it never seemed to "sink in" like it normally does. I waited 5 minutes instead of 2 to put on moisturizer & still felt a little "sticky". That's when I noticed the difference , my face was soft... like baby bottom soft & it still is. No greasy or tight feeling... nope, not here! So I can't figure out if I like it or not. I probably won't purchase it, but I am eyeing the REN balm http://www.sephora.com/no-1-purity-cleansing-balm- P306884?skuId=1186949 I also was looking at the Korres emulsion, but think it might be too similar to the dermalogica. I guess I could always use a different mild cleanser, like the PTR gentle foaming that Sephora decided to stop carrying *cough cough*. I'm against makeup remover wipes; they are too harsh & drying. I tried Philosophy purity years ago, but was using it as just a cleanser, I never followed it with a better cleanser. Enough rambling... Do you pre-cleanse & what do you use/ have used?
Through the years, I've gone on & off Clinique's 3-Step skin care. While I love the price point, I wonder if it truly is beneficial. I've heard and experienced so much as far as using alcohol-free toners, yet almost all of Clinique's have alcohol in them. I've heard that oily skinned folks need to stay away from foaming cleansers because they strip the skin and cause the perfect setting for bacteria to grow. And, of course, oily people are always trying to use only oil-free products. Tell me, if you have gone back on their 3-Step, if you're currently using it for more than 6 months, or if you left it altogether. And why, please. BIG appreciation!
I have the Lightening fast brightening duo which comes with the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and Intensive -C Radiance Peel ... does anyone know how much times i should use each product?? do i use the serum twice a day or once? and the peel.. it says i have to leave it on for 10 mins..have anyone tried this and have advice?
I've heard the myth that our ring finger is the weakest, so using it on the delicate skin around our eyes is best. But it's just that.. A myth. Our ring fingers are considered the weakest, but really, the range of motion in certain activities is different from other fingers. The ring finger is just as likely to cause damage if used improperly as the pointer finger is to not cause damage if you apply a feather-light touch. So, my question is.. Why use it? Is it just comfortable now, since it's out of habit? Do you use a different finger or another method of applying eye cream?
Is the Clarisonic terrible? No. Absolutely not. In fact, I do enjoy using it. Did it make me break out? No. Did it take away the dry skin that I wanted gone? Yes. (However, so did my light exfoliator scrub before that.) Did it make me feel smooth? Yes! Is it fun? Absolutely. BUT... A week ago I had to exchange my Clarisonic due to the body brush stopping mid cycle, wether it was low in charge or charged. The girls at Sephora were great, got it exchanged, no problems! (I truly love Sephore, all the super nice and helpful workers, and the customer service!! :] ) Yet, it's still doing it. I charged it for 24 hours before using it first. I don't drop it. I keep it clean. But the body brush just doesn't seem to like me. Now I know, easy fix, just charge it all the time. Fine. Doesn't seem hard... but for $200? Yeah, no. The biggest reason I think I am going to return is because I noticed fine red lines that upon searching are called Capilliers? I've NEVER had these pop up, and now from reading I understand only lasor surgery can treat them? What? I didn't press down with the Clarisonic, barely feeling a tickle. I'm really at a hard place, because I want to love it, but I am afraid to cause permanent damage. I have very sensitive skin, this also being proven by the array of cleaning products that I have bought and returned. Anyone else have any of the same or comparable experiences with the Clarisonic?
I have really dry skin. No matter how many times I exfoliate and I have tried TONS of moisturizers for my face, it still is flaky! I am at my wits end on what to use to make my skin look better! It's so frustrating!!!! Any ideas? Or, people with the same problem? Thanks
I'm slowly transitioning out my winter products to get ready for Summer & am wondering what everyone else's routine is. I've completely stopped using La Mer and a cream cleanser. I've never had a big issue with oil, but lately it seems like my forehead is a little oilier than normal. Could it be age, I'm turning 30 next month. But overall I tend to be slightly dry, with hormonal breakouts on the chin, redness around nose, with milia and whiteheads on my cheeks (they will never go away, I've accepted that). I got a bunch of samples of the Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial for my night time moisturizer & will be coming up the the "14 day trial" on Thursday. I'm thinking of purchasing it, but am open to other suggestions. I also want to stop using retinol, my skin is too sun sensitive to use it in the Summer, no matter how much SPF I use I always feel like I'm burning. Thoughts on Perricone's blue plasma? http://www.sephora.com/blue-plasma-P377324 I'm looking for something to help with the redness, acne, wrinkle prevention & post acne scars. I wear more makeup on the weekends when going out, then during the week, so I don't like to use a treatment Friday - Sunday to let my skin breath a bit. I have a ton of OH deluxe sample size & full size that I got for free during their cyber monday & F&F sales. Some other products I own, but don't have in rotation are the nurture me moisturizer, vitamin plus and the pure perfection moisturizer (it's too strong to use with my treatments). just finished off sheer transformation. Here's my routine from the past few weeks: Monday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Monday PM: - Wash with OH On the go cleanser - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Treat with PTR retinol fusion PM - Moisturize with Korres sleeping facial Tuesday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Tuesday PM - Wash with OH On the go cleanser - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Treat with OH invigorating night gel - Moisturize with Korres sleeping facial Wednesday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Wednesday PM - Wash with OH aloe vera deep cleanser with the clarsonic sensitive brush head - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Treat with PTR retinol fusion PM - Moisturize with Korres sleeping facial Thursday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Thursday evening... Facial time - Wash with OH on the go cleanser - Depending on skin's needs... GlamGlow, OH lemon flash peel, OH blue/black mask - Tone with OH pick me up tonic Thursday PM - Treat with OH invigorating night gel - Moisturize with Korres Sleeping facial Friday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Friday PM - Wash with OH aloe vera deep cleanser with clarisonic deep pore brush - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Moisturize with Korres Sleeping facial Saturday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Saturday PM - Wash with OH on the go cleanser - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Moisturize with Korres Sleeping facial Sunday AM - Wash with AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - Treat with OH Truth Serum - SPF/Moisturize with PTR Retinol Fusion AM Sunday PM - Wash with OH aloe vera deep cleanser with clarisonic deep pore brush - Tone with OH pick me up tonic - Moisturize with Korres Sleeping Facial Other Items Used: - FAB toner pads after working out 3-4x a week to clean the sweat off - OH eye gel or fresh start eye cream nightly - Hourglass Veil primer SPF 15 - AmorePacific CC compact - PTR mineral powder SPF 30 Products I'm interested in trying/cycling in: (not sure which items they would replace) - Perricone Blue Plasma - Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 - PTR Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel - Bosica Detoxifying Black Cleanser - DDG All-In-One Facial Cleanser with Toner - Algenist Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer (Anyone try this yet, I know it's new) What's your routine look like?
I have adult acne. Best control is with benzoyl peroxide products. Second best, with salicylic acid. However, these products make my skin so sensitive to the sun. I live in So. Cal. Summer is coming. I need to change my regimen ! Any suggestions?
I have Normal combination skin, which is ok I guesss, however since about sixth grade I remember having dry bumpy patches completely covering my legs that are non itchy, though very noticable all just centameters apart from each other I think after talking to a friend the other day whom has a sibling with something similar said it was something called chicken skin also known as Keratosis Pilaris. after browsing the internet and doing a little research of my own I think that I do have the "Condition of Keratosis Pilaris on my legs" now the problem is finding a good effective product in the form of a moisturizer or wash that works for making htis go away or at the very least minimize it. Does anyone know what is the most effective product @ Sephora for treating this condition?? it would be immensely helpful because I haven't worn anything close to shorts since i was about thirteen as I got teased about it...now I'm twenty six years old & I am still afraid to wear shorts or skirts without leggings or darker tights. someone please h,elp!!! I'm sick of having legs people tease me about. even now when I'm twenty six!!!
my skin is red, uneven, and I have a few breakouts. I need clear, even skin by may 18th ( I have a formal and want good skin ) so please give me good drugstore skincare recommendations/routine so I can fix my skin. thank you so much! bye!
Lately I have been feeling like my skin doesn't look as great as it used to. I'm switching up my skin care routine, and I was considering purchasing a Clarisonic Mia or Mia2. I have read all about what they do, and I have watched plenty reviews about them (mostly good, a couple bad). I'm just afraid of dishing out that much money and not liking it! So I thought I would bring it to the beauty experts and see what everyone else thinks of theirs. Which one do you prefer the mia, mia2, or the plus? How long have you been using yours? What are your favorite products to use with it? And the big question, In your opinion do you think it's worth the money? I will be saving up for this (so I don't feel as bad spending a bunch of money on one beauty product. Ha.)! I would love to hear what everyone has to say, and a big thank you in advance! ( :
So there's lots of articles saying things like, oh, you should not stay in the shower for more than 10-15min. I don't understand how you can wash everything in 10-15min cuz, honestly, skincare alone take ~10min, so does the hair, and the body (5 min to rub things on 5 min to rinse things off thoroughly). I'm physically incapable of taking less than 30min shower unless I skip washing something (and usually it's 40min). How long does it take for you to shower? Any time saving tips? o.O
So I'm just slowly starting to use retinol things (retinyl palmitate mostly, baby steps), but I'm getting a lot of whiteheads on my chin. Granted, that's where I get oily and have some bumps, which could be under the skin whiteheads that the new products are bringing out, and it's only been 4 days....unless the products are the cause of the whiteheads. And it's only under the chin, nothing else. So, I was wondering whether anyone went througha purging phase with a product? where and for how long? Thanks!
Hello. I am in my early twenties and am healing from acne. I use clindamycin pads along with tretinoin 0.5% cream during the night time. I currently got a sample of the Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream with Algornic Acid & it works amazingly with my skin. On that note, I also use the Clinique Dark Spot Corrector before applying my tretinoin cream to help heal the dark spots faster followed by the sample I recieved for the Algenist Overnight Cream. Unfortunately, the overnight cream is $ 90.00! Which is a bit too much. Are there any other overnight creams out there that will give me the same results? The cream makes me wake up to soft skin with fewer acne marks and my scars have been reduced immensely since I have began using it! Help please!
I just started using the Clarisonic Mia and am interested in seeing what everyone does with theirs. 1. Which Clarisionc do you have? 2. How often do you use it? 3. What products work best for you? Cleanser? Exfoliator? 4. What is your skin type? I hope something like this hasn't already been posted recently.
Hello, I have a question about finding out what type of skin I have. Recently I have been very confused as to what my skin actually is... I am 25 years old (for starters). I have acne around my jaw line primarily and sometimes I'll get a random zit up higher but it's not too often that happens. The jaw breakouts do not go away at all. They'll start to heal, but then more pop up. It's not ALL along my jaw, either, it's just the middle of my jaw on each side. I thought acne was the result of too much oil production, but now I think it's diet related as nothing seems to be helping my acne (I've tried ProActive, Clean & Clear, Dermalogica, etc etc and am now on Boscia which I do like because it seems gentle but alas, it doesn't clear my skin. So, I've decided that it was time to not focus so much on acne clearing products because they make my skin feel so horribly dry and itchy and just start treating it as to the type of skin I actually have. I used to think my skin was oily, but recently I have been re-evaluating this. It's not that bad! When I leave my skin alone with no makeup on it, it feels a little greasy but nothing unbearable. BUT! it feels weird, like a bit tight and sometimes itchy? Is it possible to have "dehydrated" skin and still be a bit on the oily side? What products would be best for dehydrated oily skin? Some days my skin still feels a bit on the dryer side but that could also be from the weather as Florida winter is known for blasting its residents with cold weather and then boom, hot weather for a week before jumping back into a cold snap. This probably doesn't make much sense but I honestly do not know what skin type I have! I've just been trying to treat it the best I can and not use too many heavy products on it because then I notice a film type of texture to my skin which I absolutely hate! If you've read this far, any input would be greatly appreciated and many thank yous!!
I have been interested in the Koh Gen Do skincare products, so I have been perusing their website. I had some questions about their products and my skin concerns. I emailed their "Beauty Advisor" on the contact us portion of their website with my questions, and I requested some samples to address my skin concerns, I also gave them my mailing address in the email. I had a response the same day, saying that they would be happy to send out some samples, and they also suggested a skin care regime for me. 5 days later and BOOM, an envelope full of 13 different samples (some were doubles, but 13 items nonetheless). So if anyone out there is interested in their products, I suggest you do what I did and hopefully they will be as kind to you as they were to me! I tried to post a pic of the samples, but it wouldn't load
Has anybody experienced any problems with their eye cream? I ask this because for the past 3 weeks I've been using my first ever eye cream for prevention further down the road and it seems like it has been making my eye area look worse! I have puffiness with a slightly red ring around my orbital bone in the mornings when I apply at night. I don't apply more in the mornings because I'm afraid it will just get worse throughout my entire day. It only lasts a couple of hours every morning, but still...it bothers me that a product is doing the opposite of that it should. I was pretty careful in my choices of picking an eye cream, I have a sensitive eye region and went with Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment since I didn't want to risk the "burn" of retinol. Is this just a purge period or should I switch eye creams?
This may seem like a silly question but I'm wondering at what point when taking a shower is the best tme to wash your face? Shoud it be the first thing washed? The last? Keep in mind I take my shower at night.
I like to "stock up" on skincare products, samples and perfumes. However, my apartment doesn't have AC and can get to be ~80-90 degrees during the day---which is fine for my powder make up, but wouldn't too hot temperature make moisturizers or perfume spoil since they always say to store them in a "dry and cool place"? I can store them in the fridge, but fridge is ~40 degrees, and I'm not sure if very low temperature is bad for them, too? especially perfumes and serums that have lots of vitamins and special ingredients? What are your thoughts? I know things can go bad when temperature is too high (how high is too high?), but have your skincare, make up or perfume ever went bad because it's too cold or being stored in the fridge?
i am so lazy. and i really wanted to try somthing like claudilies cleansing water or the sephora triple action cleansing water, or vichy has one that sounds good. what one should i buy? i have sensitve, midly dry skin. and i only break out when i don't wash my face or just use face wipes. would i break out if i used the cleansing water as a cleanser twice a day? (use it on a cotton pad in the morning, at night use it to remove makeup and cleanse) thanks so much!
Best skin care...? I have mildly oily skin through mid day...but I also have skin that peels my nose and forehead! Help!! I need something that will help these problems... Because part of me wants to get an oil control product but the other part of me wants to get a good moisturizer... There are also some hormonal problems going on... If that helps! Thank you very much!!
So I've been considering trying Glam Glow because I see it advertised as a quick fix, etc.... I'm wondering if anyone has tried it and if you recommend it. I am not going to spend $69 without trying it first or hearing what other women have to say. Thanks!!!