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Age Spots Advice
In preparation for my mom's bday brunch this spring, I want to buy her something that will help diminish her aging spots that are really bothering her.   She has fair colored skin with light brown spots, and she has been wanting to do something about it that doesn't require lasers.  Any advice would be great!   Thanks
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MichaelBSF, I recommend checking out the following products to help with lightening dark spots.    Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum  VERSO SKI... see post
Sunday Riley Good Genes? Can dark skin tone use high % of lactic acid (40%)
I have been using Sunday Riley luna sleeping oil for almost 2 months now, and I really like it. Now I am interested in trying Sunday Riley Good genes. I heard it work well with Luna. However I also heard that deeper skin tone should not use gycolic or lactic peel. My skin tone is tan-dark, and since Good Genes is 40% lactic acid, I am wondering if I can still use it.  I combination skin type which tends to be really oily during the summer. My skin is not sensitive
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lactic acid is actually one of the more gentle alpha hydroxy acids out there (with citric/mandelic acid being the most gentle due to their particles being largest and th... see post
New Glamglow FLASHMUD mask to be released this summer!!!
New GlamGlow Flashmud mask to be released this summer in June according to the sneak peak/tease that was posted on their facebook page!!!   UPDATE!!! GlamGlow facebook page just posted a link to a InStyle dot com  review on this product.   Some of the things they wrote are:   "Flashmud is jam-packed with potent ingredients like white birch leaf, white wild rose flower, lactic acid derived from sugarcane, and white peony root among many other glow-inducing actives, which give an immediate luminous effect as soon as you wash the mask off."   "The mud itself has tiny exfoliating granules blended into the formula, which act as a pre-mask scrub; you can literally work the mud in circular motions on your face to open your pores and allow more ingredients to be absorbed, then allow your complexion to soak in its magic for 10 minutes"     What are your thoughts ?
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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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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BEAUTY MASTER ShannonAlexis / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Vikings is super intense/heavy this season. Maybe a facial will help me relax when I watch it!  see post
Q. What do you use with your Clarisonic?
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. 
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have Clarisonic Aria. Had the Mia1 but my brother really liked it and wanted it especially for breaking out and blackhead purposes. So I just gave mine to my brother ... see post
PocketDerm - Online Dermatology for Anti-aging and Acne!
I recently shared a bargain on the Deals thread for PocketDerm, a service I started using recently. I know several BT members were curious about it, so I'm starting this thread to share my experience, my ongoing results, and so on. Feel free to ask questions, chime in if you're using PocketDerm, and share your experiences and results if you decide to start!     My PocketDerm Discovery Spoiler (Highlight to read) I was reading the FutureDerm blog which often has posts about teledermatology (dermatologists practicing remotely, using patient-supplied photos to diagnose and prescribe), and I became curious and went on a Google jag (anyone else do this?). I stumbled upon a Reddit AMA with the founders of PocketDerm-- two dermatologists who seemed determined to make dermatology more accessible. I thought the idea was brilliant, so I checked out the site.   I attempted to sign up, but it wasn't available in my state yet (the dermatologists need to acquire licensure in every state in which they offer services). I requested that PocketDerm contact me when it was available in Virginia, and I received notification six months later. I signed up without hesitation. I was reading the FutureDerm blog which often has posts about teledermatology (dermatologists practicing remotely, using patient-supplied photos to diagnose and prescribe), and I became curious and went on a Google jag (anyone else do this?). I stumbled upon a Reddit AMA with the founders of PocketDerm-- two dermatologists who seemed determined to make dermatology more accessible. I thought the idea was brilliant, so I checked out the site. I attempted to sign up, but it wasn't available in my state yet (the dermatologists need to acquire licensure in every state in which they offer services). I requested that PocketDerm contact me when it was available in Virginia, and I received notification six months later. I signed up without hesitation.   How PocketDerm Works Spoiler (Highlight to read) In the beginning, you must choose from either Acne treatment or Anti-Aging treatment; if you feel you require both, PocketDerm recommends subscribing to  the Acne treatment service and talking with your assigned dermatologist about making your prescription reflect your interest in anti-aging as well. You submit a minimum of three photos of your face: two profile shots, and face-forward shot.  You complete a personal history, outlining your current medications, skin care routine, previous use of dermatological prescriptions, and any concerns you may have. Your dermatologist looks at your photos, requests more if necessary, asks questions, and either prescribes a PocketDerm medication or sends an Rx to your pharmacy. You submit new photos every 90 days. You can contact your dermatologist with any questions you have along the way. You can customize shipment frequency to your specifications. It costs $20 a month (billed $60 every three months) to cover a formal consultation, all questions and troubleshooting, and a customized medication. It costs a different amount if you'd prefer only the consultation and the Rx from your pharmacy. In the beginning, you must choose from either Acne treatment or Anti-Aging treatment; if you feel you require both, PocketDerm recommends subscribing to the Acne treatment service and talking with your assigned dermatologist about making your prescription reflect your interest in anti-aging as well.You submit a minimum of three photos of your face: two profile shots, and face-forward shot. You complete a personal history, outlining your current medications, skin care routine, previous use of dermatological prescriptions, and any concerns you may have.Your dermatologist looks at your photos, requests more if necessary, asks questions, and either prescribes a PocketDerm medication or sends an Rx to your pharmacy.You submit new photos every 90 days.You can contact your dermatologist with any questions you have along the way.You can customize shipment frequency to your specifications.It costs $20 a month (billed $60 every three months) to cover a formal consultation, all questions and troubleshooting, and a customized medication. It costs a different amount if you'd prefer only the consultation and the Rx from your pharmacy.   My Experience and Current Results Spoiler (Highlight to read) I chose anti-aging treatment and was assigned to Dr. Satur. I have to say that I abuse her! What I mean is, I contact her a lot. Anytime I'm interested in a new product, I consult her about whether it will work with my medication. She is so helpful!   I initially told her I had been using Paula's Choice 1% Retinol, so she started me on a higher percentage of tretinoin to start. The formula was very gentle, but I still started by applying it every other night to work up my tolerance. My skin took to the medication like a champ, and I requested a tretinoin boost the very next consultation. I'm at 0.07% now, and my skin is very happy!   So far, with my five months of using their medication, I have noticed a reduction in fine lines. It's not drastic, but it's definite. More results than I've seen from any other anti-aging product. I even noticed a reduction in blemishes and scars, and when I do get the occasional (hormonal) pimple, it heals quickly.   I'm definitely sticking with this stuff. I'll post photos once I muster the guts! I chose anti-aging treatment and was assigned to Dr. Satur. I have to say that I abuse her! What I mean is, I contact her a lot. Anytime I'm interested in a new product, I consult her about whether it will work with my medication. She is so helpful! I initially told her I had been using Paula's Choice 1% Retinol, so she started me on a higher percentage of tretinoin to start. The formula was very gentle, but I still started by applying it every other night to work up my tolerance. My skin took to the medication like a champ, and I requested a tretinoin boost the very next consultation. I'm at 0.07% now, and my skin is very happy! So far, with my five months of using their medication, I have noticed a reduction in fine lines. It's not drastic, but it's definite. More results than I've seen from any other anti-aging product. I even noticed a reduction in blemishes and scars, and when I do get the occasional (hormonal) pimple, it heals quickly. I'm definitely sticking with this stuff. I'll post photos once I muster the guts!   Starting PocketDerm Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you're interested in using PocketDerm for the first time, you can get your first month free if you find someone with a referral link. You can certainly PM me if you'd like to use mine, or you can google bloggers who use it and review it-- they will likely have the one month free offer available, too. Also, if more people sign up on here, you can PM your favorite BT member and ask for theirs! Either way, make sure you take advantage of that free month. I hope this doesn't read like an infomercial. I'm really just over the moon about my results, and I think a lot of BT members would love this service. If you're interested in using PocketDerm for the first time, you can get your first month free if you find someone with a referral link. You can certainly PM me if you'd like to use mine, or you can google bloggers who use it and review it-- they will likely have the one month free offer available, too. Also, if more people sign up on here, you can PM your favorite BT member and ask for theirs! Either way, make sure you take advantage of that free month.I hope this doesn't read like an infomercial. I'm really just over the moon about my results, and I think a lot of BT members would love this service.  
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BEAUTY PRO Nykole / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It's not active in my state yet either, but I'm on the list to be notified! Hopefully they will be ready soon! see post
Cleansing Milk Showdown!! What's your fav?
Skin story: Oily T-zone, but since Im prone to acne, I tend to overindulge in cleansers/creams (w/ Salicylic acid) that leave my skin crazy dry. To combat my mistakes in life, I rely on cleansing milks to remove my makeup and leave my skin soft and moisturized.    I used to be an avid user of boascia's cleansing milk, but that line got discontinued. I then started using sephora soothing milk cleanser. It was ok.. but I wasn't in love. Now I'm searching for a new milk cleanser. Below are what I'm considering. What's your vote? What other suggestions do you have?   Candidates: Ren ever calm, Clinque cleansing milk, Caudalie, Bliss clog dissolving.   ***needs to remove make up and moisturized skin.   Thanks! xx    
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BEAUTY GURU plm95 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
My derm recommended CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to me YEARS ago, and I have never looked back. Its a lovely creamy texture that doesn't foam up, so you don't get that stri... see post
Scented face blotting sheets = blech!
I recently purchased some Boscia oil blotting that were lavender scented. All I can say is ewwwww..... I expected them to be lightly scented, but they were so overpowering. Now, I looooooove the smell of lavender normally, but these smelled terribly.   My lesson: unscented blotting sheets from now on. Wassup with having them scented anyway? They're just to blot oil. Hmm?
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BEAUTY SAVANT kelloua / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
This doesn't sound like my cup of tea either.  I find a lot of beauty products to be overpowering in general so I will definitely be steering clear of these.  Thanks for... see post
Face treatment for night time
I am looking for a face serum that i can use during the night.  My skin type is combination, and I have occasional breakouts and few discolorations. My main is concern is texture, my skin has uneven texture.  I have already use the Ole henriksen truth serum, but it did not work because i am allergic to high dose of vitamin c.   I am thinking about the Sunday Riley Good Genes, the Estee Lauder Night Repair and the Algenist Lifting and Firming Serum.  Which one should I pick? Do you have any other suggestions for me? Thank you
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BEAUTY MAVEN mkland / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I am currently using Sunday Riley Luna every night, and i love it. I wanted to add something to my night time skin care routine to substitute with Luna. I don t want my ... see post
Biggest Skincare Regret Purchase?
Around this past Christmas and Black Friday I spent several hundred dollars on vamping up my skincare routine, I bought lots of sets from Sephora as well as a few other companies, one of the biggest product regrets I had was changing my eye makeup remover. I tried one from Sephora, one from Caudalie, one from Fresh and I absolutely hated them all. I just ended up going back to my original form of removal which is coconut oil. However, I hate this too because its such a big jar. Sigh.    Anyone else have product nightmare stories they want to share? doesn't necessarily have to be skincare, my second biggest regret purchase was the Benefit They're Real Mascara.     
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BEAUTY WHIZ HoneydewK / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree that Fresh soy face cleanser is not for makeup removing although it claims.  It works really nice as a morning cleanser or a post-cleansing oil cleanser for me ... see post
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:   cleansers CLINIQUE take the day off cleansing balm NUDE SKINCARE perfect cleanse omega cleansing jelly toners (acids & hydrating) FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads (AHA) AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant (BHA) CAUDALIE beauty elixir (moisture) MURAD essential-c toner (moisture) oils and serums CLARINS blue orchid facial oil VICHY aqualia thermal serum (serum for dehydration) moisturizers AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating face lotion masks (i like to have an arsenal for different purposes) REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask (resurfacing) OLE HENRIKSEN lemon strip flash peel (resurfacing: hardcore) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask (hydrating / soothing; great for summer) FIRST AID BEAUTY ultra repair instant oatmeal mask (hydrates /soothes; fantastic for winter) FIRST AID BEAUTY skin rescue purifying mask w/ red clay (deep cleaning)   additionally, a couple products that may reach HG status soon, but need more time in my rotation: TATA HARPER replenishing nutrient complex (oil) TATCHA cleansing oil   can't believe i'm saying this but: it broke me out ????  or it was unlucky timing, but i'm too scared to keep using it. NUDE SKINCARE miracle mask (exfoliating / brightening) to be fair...i think this is a LOT to be considered truly HG. but you guys know i have a lot of steps in my daily routine, and these are tried-and-true loves of mine !   edited 2/8/15
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would define an HG as a product I would never stray from, and, to be true, there are only a handful of skincare items that fit this definition, for me. I am always sea... see post
SKINCARE: GATEWAY PRODUCTS ?
with the popularity of the "skincare regrets" thread, i thought i'd make a post discussing "gateway" products that contributed to your learning what your skin likes.   i have a few. for cleanser, the BOOTS botanics hot cloth balm was a revelation for me because it was the first time i tried a balm cleanser--and  essentially any sort of cleanser that didn't leave my skin tight and stripped. it completely shifted my perspective of approaching skincare as skin care rather than skin punish .    the AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant was my first acid toner i used after cleansing / before moisturizer and i saw a marked improvement. i now use primarily AHAs rather than the BHA (salicylic acid) that is in the AVEDA, but upon my first purchase i didn't even really know the difference. i was soon down the rabbit hole that is skincare   and lastly, KIEHL'S midnight recovery concentrate was the first facial oil i'd ever used. it taught me my skin liked oils--and i stopped searching for only oil-free products. i woke up with skin feeling supple and i thought "ohhhhh" . i also applied it directly to a in-the-skin-never-completely-goes-away spot on my chin. within 2 hours it came to a head and i never saw it again. this eventually led me to my beloved CLARINS blue orchid oil. and the rest is history.    how about you ?
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BEAUTY GURU stefanieee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I was into hot cloth cleanser recently. When I heard this from my friend a couple weeks ago, I thought it was a really new kind of cleanser, but I heard it was out for q... see post
Best Skincare Item You've Ever Tried
Currently the most coveted products in my skincare line are Clinique's Moisture Surge and Tarte's Maracuja Oil. I love them both dearly, but I am looking to branch out into other products. Can be high end, or low end, I'm just looking to find my true HG.    What's your Holy Grail and why? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN 1ena / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Boscia Luminizing Black Mask - I get WOW effect after using it. see post
Flaking eyelids. Anyone else have odd issues crop up and how did you solve them?
My eyelids freaked out!  They looked like I had pink eyeshadow on and started to flake.  I have no idea why….no new eye cream or concealer…and only on the top not bottom lid.  I suspect an old sample of eye shadow a very nice SA at another store, not Sephora, gave me.  The last of a totally prized and long out of stock eye shadow.  It probably houses a whole civilization. Anyone else have odd, non-recuring and inexplainable beauty issues (or even a crisis) and how did you solve it. I used oil on my lids which made my eyes water for a few minutes but fixed the problem.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm in Southern California…super hot to cold weather lately.  You? see post
PTR Pumpkin Enzyme Mask...
My latest skincare obsession..I absolutely love this stuff! The pumpkin mask came as part of a set of 3 masks that included a cell-renewing rose mask and a cucumber mask. Honestly the others aren't nearly as effective and if I'd known the pumpkin mask was so good I would've just purchased it alone. Nevertheless at the time the bundle was on sale for like $35 which was a great value because each mask was 1.7oz. Anyway, no store-bought item has ever felt this way on my face! I use the pumpkin mask once a week after cleaning my face and I get this amazing tingle similar to when I have a clinical peel done on my face. Not to mention the exfoliating properties are amazing considering there's no need for you to do this aggressive scrubbing to your face. I smooth it on, leave it for about 5 minutes and wash it off. My face instantly feels smoother, cleaner and looks clearer. I follow up immediately with moisturizer or I'll use the cucumber mask afterwards if my face feels a little tender. I was thinking maybe it might not be so great for someone with sensitive skin but overall I think it's amazing for someone like me who wears makeup everyday, has oily skin and enlarged & clogged pores. I hope this product never gets discontinued...did I mention it really smells like pumpkin!!   
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BEAUTY WHIZ HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
LOL I love that..."couldn't contain my love any longer!"    The next one I want to try is the PTR 24K Gold Mask...it sounds soo luxurious! http://www.sephora.com/24k-... see post
Fore Luxe...are you kidding me?!?!
So I was looking on the Foreo website about their products, and stumbled upon their Luxe and Platinum versions...for $6,500 and $8,800, respectively!!! I couldn't believe it! What is the most ridiculous beauty product you have seen?     EDIT:  should say FOREO..maybe I'm in a golfing mood! lol
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HALL OF FAMER knuevekm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Mattifying Moisturizer
I have normal-combination and I need a mattiying moisturizer for my super shiny Tzone.  Any suggestions for a moisturizer to keep me matte all day?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's possible the mattifying effects of the Murad outweigh the conditioning effects it may have. Have you considered a hydrating booster fluid? They're much thinner and ... see post
Skin Whitening
Any one know how to whiten skin. Safely?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may want to check into the below thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Combo-Normal-Skin/Whitening-my-skin/qaq-p/408849   The users below bring up great points,... see post
Skin Care Davids that triumphed Goliath
What products have surprised you in their ability to out perform the big guns?    I received samples of both the Shiseido Benefiance and PTR Complete eye creams and did a side-by-side test for two weeks - one on each eye. To my complete surprise, the PTR blew the Benefiance away.    And to think I took the PTR to make the rep happy... I suspect it will be my next eye cream purchase once I run out of my OH. 
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Products that I did not expect or want to like, but end up loving so much I can't do without: - KGD cleansing water. There's only about 10834 instances of me raving abo... see post
best eye cream for fine lines, dark circles? I am 34 years old. Thank you!
I am trying to find the best eye cream. I am 34 years old and I am staring to notice some fine lines and I also have dark circles. Would appreciate some input! Thank you!
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BEAUTY MASTER to90 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
This is probably something I should know the answer to, but I was thinking.. we use primer and moisturizer to protect our face from makeup, but does anyone put something... see post
3 skin care products you would use for the rest of your life
I just think it would be fun to share our Holy Grail skincare products. Name 3 skincare products that would use for the rest of your life. What benefits did you get from using them.   My skin type is dry-combination, occasional breakouts  My 3 Holy Grail    -Arcona Cramberry Toner. It makes my skin so soft and hydrated, and it is antimicrobial  -Glamglow Hydrating masl my skin become smooth bright and hydrated every time wake up -Caudalie moisturizing sorbet it moisturizes my skin without any greasy look
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BEAUTY GURU AnneMCC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hmm it's hard to choose! I find that I'm much more loyal to my makeup brands/products than my skin care. I'm usually trying new things when I run out. My forever 3 would... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can use it under your eyes (I did), but don't work it too close to your eyes. You don't want it migrating into them. see post
Moisturizer for Retin-A treated skin
I was wondering what moisturizer is best for skin that is flaking b/c of Retin-A and additional acne medications. I'm looking for something that is fragrance free, won't cause additional irritation, and will combat the dryness that results from my prescriptions. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ queenofcouture / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Totally agreed! I wake up with glowy skin as well!  see post
SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Hello, has anybody used the new SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil. If yes, did you like it? what are the benefits you had from using it?  
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BEAUTY MAVEN mkland / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Anyone else have an allergy to self tanner?
I had a bad reaction to using self tanner on my face. It was my first time using one ever. I cleansed and dried then applied to my face and it immediately started turning bright red! I used Tarte Brazilliance Face & Body. Anyone have any insight on what I may be allergic to?  I have only had a small reaction in the past to a serum and lotion that did not mix well on my face. Thanks!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sopko,   It's hard to really pinpoint what ingredient in the Tarte Brazillance Face and Body caused your face to break out. I have tried this self tanner and I di... see post
Every once in awhile I get skin care that product that flakes or balls up on my skin?
Hi guys! I found an eye cream that I really liked for night time but half way through the jar I noticed after it soaked into my skin it would leave a sort of film or substance on my lashes and skin that would end up flaking off? What causes this? I've had this happen to me a couple times before with skin care products. This is the ONLY thing I put on my eyes at night btw. 
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HALL OF FAMER ashleynne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I guess not! Mustn't lift such a heavy finger when to apply then! ;) I'd really like to continue using it as I do really like it! see post
exfoliator
I use my Jurlique Fruit Enzyme exfoliator and I love it. Sephora isn't carrying it anymore! Bad, Sephora, BAD! Has anyone used this particular exfoliator and then found a similar one? I have dry, dull skin with slight aging concerns.  I wish Sephora had sets of favorite serums and favorite exfoliators, they way they do Beauty closet, and sephora favorites....I'd love try lots of new products....but I don't want to spend on a full size and discover I hate it. I'm not ANYWHERE near a store for the next six months, otherwise I'd get samples galore :-(
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BEAUTY WHIZ partyskoolpretty / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
These kits contain the suggested item at less than full price smaller sizes http://www.sephora.com/skin-cleanse-to-go-P392859?icid2=SephoraFavorites_SkuGrid_P392859_ima... see post
Grab the Origins Checks & Balances Sample
Seriously, ladies, this is a great cleanser. You can get a free sample with a $25 purchase. Code is NEWCLEAN.   I scooped up a sample of this, and it's a great size to take on a trip and you get several uses out of it. Great product!   http://www.sephora.com/checks-balances-frothy-face -wash-P297516    
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ahaha, I like Origins Checks and Balances for summer, but it's too drying for winter. If you want a foamy lather cleanser for winter, try Clarins Gentle cleanser. I do l... see post
Sensitive Skin Skincare Routine?
Hi All!   I am trying to start a grown-up skincare routine for the first time. I had problems with acne as a kid, but now in my early/mid 20s I find my skin tends to be sensitive and dry, with the only breakouts being minor and "that time" of the month.   Where do I start? Any recommendations? I'd love to get some glow and radiance out of my tired looking skin, but have to find very gently products.   Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT kelloua / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have similar skin.  I love FAB, it really does work well for this skin type.  I'd also say, my dermatologist told me to introduce new products one at a time to make su... see post
what's the best cleanser to use with a hydrasonic cleansing system?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi redsmokey,   When picking a cleanser to use with a hydrosonic tool you will still want to pick a cleanser that suits your personal skin type and needs - there isn... see post