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Self Tanning/Spray Tan - Dos, Don'ts and Funny Stories
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.  
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AMK721,   If you've found a self tanner that you like, I also suggest adding these on. They help get rid of the incessant amount of orange that stains your hands ... see post
Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All
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   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Al l-about-Luxury-skincare-Come-in-and-chat-about-you ...   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/D aily-Skincare-what-are-you-using/m-p/2716765#M8681      
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SPECIAL GUEST Jillia / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Ooh, I am actually looking for a better cleanser that I like as I have mostly been using up samples and these sound great and affordable from my research! Thanks for the... see post
Algenist Real Results Challenge
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!  
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algenist BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
@lilyraisin you don't have to wait! Just apply your moisturizer immediately afterwards. see post
Daily Skincare - what are you using?
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.
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
have a day off, doing a bit of pampering at home.   3/22/17 a.m. NUDE perfect cleanse clarifying cleansing oil REN glycol lactic renewal mask PETER THOMAS ROTH ros... see post
Help! Need advice with skincare
Hi! I am currently 23 years old and have suffered from acne my whole life. I have recently been using Proactiv+ but stopped because it wasn't having a great affect on my acne or skin. I started to use Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correcting pads along with Dermalogica Medibac face wash and a toner. My face cleared up somewhat well but now I have these little tiny bumps/breakouts all over my face. I never used to get those, and rather I would get bigger acne bumps. Should I switch to using another skin care product? Does anyone have any ideas? PLEASE HELP!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, rach7695!   Can you please share with us whether you're washing your face once or twice a day, what toner you're using, how often you're utilizing the PTR pads, an... see post
quick contour
This is one area I have zero experience in. I can do my makeup ( and i wear alot lol ) without a mirror, and usually under 10 minutes if i have to. And since i like to sleep, i usually have to. I want to get into countouring. I had it done in store once and LOVED the outcome. Anyone have any recs for something that isn't going to take 45 minutes in the morning?
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BEAUTY MAVEN hsjostedt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I usually just use the Milk Makeup bronzer and highlight sticks for a quick contour. One swipe of each per cheek and blend.    BUT that "3" method would be so easy to ... see post
Best serums and moisturizers for microneedlling? stop wrinkles, crows feet, any fine lines
I have had Co2 laser for my wrinkles.  And now use Microneedling at home to keep the collagen production.   What serums (for use right after) or heave moisturizers ( a few hours later) have other seem help with?   I just started iwth a copper pepitide with apple stem cell to help with collagen growht.  Anything else? I also heard after the serum an hour or so after you should have strong anti-aging moisturizer. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @109876542,   I'd recommend looking into a serum with Vitamin C as it's really going to help brighten the skin and provide a luminous complexion. OLEHENRIKSEN Tr... see post
NEED NEW CLEANSER SOS
Since the ole Henriksen aloe Vera deep cleanser has been discontinued *tears* i am looking for a new cleanser to use both in the morning and at night. I have normal to combo skin - my skin can be oily on some days and dry on others - i get these bumps on my face i'm not even sure what they are and i have large pores. I want a deep clean! Any recommendations?!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, kayluh!   If you're looking for a more mild, gentle cleanser to take the place of the discontinued Ole formula, I'd recommend checking into Skin Laundry's Gentle F... see post
Sunday Riley Real Results Challenge
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!
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BEAUTY PRO bharvey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Okay...I might be amazed.  It took me a bit to start this challenge and I'm currently on day ONE...I have pretty noticeable laugh lines (life well lived I guess) and aft... see post
Combo/dry skin- suggestions for anti-aging products
Hi All!   I've been interested in getting some feedback as to great anti-aging moisturizers. I'm currently in my late 20s with combination(t-zone)/dry (cheeks) skin. I've been using Perricone MD Pre-Empt Oil-Free Moisturizer for nighttime use and have had much success with that, but I would love some suggestions for a great daytime moisturizer containing SPF but still having some anti-aging benefits that come with it. I'm also interested in delving into day and nighttime serums along with eye creams/oils. My wedding is coming up in a year and I would love to get a head start into bettering my skin now rather than later! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Sabrinahz,    I'd recommend Dr. Jart+ Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 and Origins A Perfect World™ SPF 40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with ... see post
How do I keep my forehead pores from getting clogged with the oil from my bangs?
I recently got bangs, and the skin on my forehead has become so oily! Which products can I use, in the morning or the evening, to keep the pores on my forehead from getting clogged with all of the extra oil? I'm generally a pretty low-maintenance kind of girl, so I don't want to spend a ton of time using very expensive products. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Don't leave hair products on the bangs they can transfer to the forehead, causing the issues. When you can push the bangs aside so the forehead can breathe. see post
Easy 5 minute routine
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
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HALL OF FAMER Haleyhale / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the new NARS soft matte concealer. It gives a great, natural finish, so pigmented and stays put all day. I suggest pinpoint concealing any trouble/and or red area... see post
What can be used to fille wrinkles before putting on foundation?
SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi angelamm!   Have you tried Needles No More by Dr. Brandt Skincare? It helps relax and fill the look of fine lines and wrinkles, making your foundation go on smoot... see post
Best Skin Treatments for Large Pores
I do like my skin care routine I have now and it limits my breakouts. Just wondering if anyone has gone above and gotten any treatments done or any thoughts on them. I know this is a very open ended question, but just seeing what others do. I am oily/combination. 
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Desperately need a new routine!
I'm in my 30's and need to update both my AM and PM routine but I feel overwhelmed looking through all of Sephora's products and reading reviews.  I have combination/normal skin and my main concerns are anti-aging and fine lines - I want to make sure I'm doing what I can now to prevent these in the future.  I was also looking at getting a new cleanser (Boscia Black Cleanser) and was wondering if it's recommended?  Any suggestions??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@jc83, oh I'm the same! I've linked below to a bunch of products that you may like. Some of them are my favorites like the Neogen sunscreen and the Sephora Collection fa... see post
Highlighter
Are the cover fx enhancing drops good for oily skin?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Madijewell,   I have tried these only a couple of times and they lasted for me and I have oily skin. I have not seen other clients say that they have any issues ... see post
Searching for a replacement Ole Henriksen perfect truth cc creme in medium
I LOVED this CC Creme. It instantly made my skin look brighter and more perfect; and it smelled amazing. However, it appears the product has been discontinued. I have not found a suitable replacement yet. Any recommendations for fans out there?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC suezeeq / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I am also searching for a replacement. The Sephora store gave me a sample of , I think, Dr. Brandt CC creme and it made me break out. It is very frustrating! I wish Seph... see post
Teen Skincare?!?
We're told from an early age to start protecting our skin, but what exactly does that mean? I'm in high school, so I don't need to many fancy skin treatments, though I still want to keep my skin in top condition. Here is my current skincare routine:   Morning: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Origins Ginzing Eye Cream   Night: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel   Any suggestions for different products or additions to my routine?  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mballerina!   I would highly recommend incorporating SPF into your day time regimen through either a sunscreen layered after your Clinique moisturizer or finding a... see post
murad vs clinique: which one?
I have very oily skin and always break out. I'm on an oral medication for my acne but I need some type of acne kit to wash my face with and have a daily routine. I have moderate acne, blackheads, and big pores. I was looking at the clinique acne solutions and murad one. Which one would you recommend? or something else?
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BEAUTY MAVEN MyKidsHave4Legs / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I used the Murad Clarifying for years, but I finally got fed up with it not working as well as I'd hoped and switched to Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil Reducing Clean... see post
Youth To The People
What's everyone's thoughts on Youth to the People? I personally adore the scent and love how fresh my skin feels after!
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Help! flu playing havoc with my skin
So as the seasons change my skin always throws a wobbly, to make it worse now I have flu! My lips are dry and cracked despite using a thick layer of FAB lip therapy 4 or 5 times a day, my nose is raw from wiping and my skin is so dry. I feel bad enough cause I can't hear, breath etc... but the feeling of crud all over my fave is the worst. Any ideas for recovery products? Skin softening masks etc? 
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BEAUTY PRO fairlywell / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I second the argan oil! I just had a nasty cold and it really helped. Also, not really effective skincare but nice: hydrogel eye patches kept in the fridge really helped... see post
bes fundation and concealer ever??
which is the best matte fundation for oil skin and big pores and the best concealer?????, i have the make up forever liquid fundation but is not the best for me it makes that my skin looks super oily and it doesnt cover all my acne and my scars, please helpppp Spoiler (Highlight to read)      
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Gabrielaarias,   I suggest starting with a primer that assists with mattifying the skin. Try out  COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment.  If you're... see post
Looking to change Skin Care
I am looking to change up my skin care. as of now I am using Ole and Origin but i find its just not working to great for my skin. and am in my mid 30's and have extreme combination skin, visible pores, fine lines, and acne thats a little more the hormonal. I have been in store asking about my skin and got a few different responses from a few people. So I don't know what will work best in my case my nose and forehead get very greasy by the afternoon, so bad that i have to wipe it away the blotters are just not enough. Please help.... 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since it's primarily your t-zone that is greasy, have you considered toning just that particular region in the morning versus doing a full cleanse (as this may be stripp... see post
Charlotte Tilbury dry sheet mask
Has anyone had a chance to try the dry sheet mask from Charlotte Tilbury. I'd love to know if it works! 
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Exfoliators for oily skin
Wondering if anyone had opinions on exfoliators out there. There are so many products I never know which one to try first. Been debating between a product from sephora or from lush. Thanks guys!     Im oily/combination skin. My routine includes, two masks, serum, moisturizer, cleanser and toner. 
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @KaylaLascelle - I used to have very oily skin, now I have combo/oily skin.  Here are a few that I like and think they can be used for oily skin (in alphabetical ord... see post
Face mask recommendations
I've just used this face mask and found it so refreshing!! I'm looking for some recommendations on more face masks that do the same and keep my skin clear/spot free! Let me know what you think
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kaylz1996, I love a good sheet mask! It's like having your own little spa at home. I'll do that and the Foot Mask (totally addicted to these!) and just relax. ;) If y... see post
VEGAN alternative to Philosophy Purity face wash
I originally posted this in the Products section but I'm not sure it was the right place, so am reposting here:   I'd like to hear some recommendations for a VEGAN face wash you use that is similar to Philosophy's Purity: not an oil or milk cleanser, not foaming, but somewhere in between like Purity, that doesn't dry out your skin but still cleanses well. Thanks! ETA: I'd like to find something that Sephora sells, if possible. And I don't even care if it's all-natural or organic, just as long as it's vegan. ETA: Answered here if anyone would like similar info! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/philosoph y-purity-VEGAN-face-wash-alternative/td-p/2708636
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BEAUTY BUFF kate123 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi! I forgot to edit my original post to say that I had great replies (and a fun convo!) here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/philosophy-purity-VEGAN-face-wash... see post
Sunday Riley tidal cream!
Has anyone tried this on combination/acne prone skin? Did you notice a difference? Did it break you out? Thanks!! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN skcfan / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have a sample of this on now. My skin is acne prone and combination leaning towards oily. It hasn't broken me out (have been trying it for a week now). The texture is ... see post
Do these products cause pore clogging or acne
I am using my own acne system kit now but they do not have a serum and I want to use my own serum and sleeping mask, so I want to know if these products would cause pore clogging or acne so that my acne system kit efforts would be wasted   Please see the following list   Laneige Bright Renew Original Serum  http://www.sephora.com/bright-renew-original-serum -P399793?skuId=1749829&icid2=products%20grid 399793   Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask  http://www.sephora.com/bright-renew-capsule-sleepi ng-mask-P407655?keyword=LANEIGE%20Bright%20Renew%2 ...   REN Instant firming beauty shot  http://www.sephora.com/keep-young-beautiful-tm-ins tant-firming-beauty-shot-P391761?skuId=1671270&ici ...   PTR Water Drench Hyaluroinc Cloud Cream    Please let me know for each individual item, thanks!!!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN skcfan / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Looking at the ingredients for each product on cosdna, nothing looks too irritating or acne causing. However, everything about skincare is ymmv. see post
Help me! KP (Keratosis Pilaris) on face
      I have pretty severe keratosis pilaris on my arms, legs, and cheeks. Although i do not struggle with rosacea or acne, my cheeks are constantly red and bumpy! I've been using Amlactin which has helped a lot, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for dry, sensitive, KP skin. (I.e, serums, moisturizers, cleansers, exfoliators). My current skincare routine is primarily drugstore and i'm trying to change that. (Coconut oil to remove makeup, purity facial cleanser, St.Ives grapefruit exfoliator, any natural spray toner I have on hand, Pond's Dry Skin Cream, and Amlactin)   Xx,   Stella
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BEAUTY WHIZ ClassicallyFab / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Retin A (Tretinoin) and retinol work very well. It turns over the cells. It's the best I know of. My daughter has KP. see post