Ok, I've sort of asked around but now that I know what I really need to ask...I'm asking....I just turned 30, my skin is dulling (lack of sleep with a newborn and law school!), aging (smile and laugh lines) and showing signs of sun damage (from my teenage years competing in rodeos every weekend with no sunblock). I've always used a moisturizer with SPF but no real skincare regimen. I've been eyeballing the Philosophy Care Package ...it has most of what I would like to incorporate in a regimen....but I'm not sure if there is something better to address my concerns. I'm not sure any of it would help with correcting my sun damaged cheeks and nose and I'm almost certain I'd need to purchase some sort of night cream with retinol in it. I'm on a $150 or less budget. Kits seem cost effective. Could any one suggest a regimen with specific products?? I have totally confused myself with what I need....AHA, BHA, glycol, retinol.....oy!
Hey everyone, I'm beginning to lose my temper with my persistent acne! I've tried so many different acne treatments including Clearasil, Clean and Clear, Clinique 3-Step and medicated gel containing erythromycin (I can't remember it's specific name). Nothing seems to be helping. I'm really reluctant to try proactiv or something like accutane since I've heard bad things about both. My acne is usually mild but consistent, but now I'm experiencing quite a flare up and I don't even want to go outside! Any advice you guys have would be great!
Has anyone had experience with getting rid of or diminishing appearance of indented acne scars. The pocks aren't huge, but they exist and I would rather have a cream or gel some sort of application until winter when I have time to get some sort of laser treatment done. Let me know if you've heard of a good one or have tried one that works. On a related note, I also have lingering acne and am looking to try a new product. The scars are currently my priority, though.
Everyone who uses tinted moisturizers as opposed or in conjunction with anything has probably noticed that if you have dry, or acne prone, or flaky skin that the tinted moisturizer hides the flakes instead of highlighting them with color. It also helps nurture your skin and keep it balanced. Sometimes I feel the more I use the healthier my skin is and that is what some of them claim to do! My favorite right now and maybe for all of time is Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Finland. Its sooo amazing! Ofcourse concealer sticks help too but when I'm in a hurry this stuff sith a little of the MUFE Pro Finish Powder in 117. Does me perfect for the summer. I LOVE TINTED MOISTURIZERS!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!
Hi, I am looking for recommendations for a fragrance-free anti-aging moisturizer for my Mom. She is 71 and has never used a moisturizer because she had oily skin when she was younger and thought a moisturizer would make it worse! I am a loyal Elemis Marine Cream fan but I think the light fragrance would be too much for her. She has super sensitive skin so any moisturizer would have to be absolutely 100% without any scent or irritants. If I can get her to use one product, I will be thrilled. Any suggestions please?
I went into the sephora store today and I was looking for a good brand for nightly facial regime (already have a cleanser, just a moisturizer or night cream and a serum or eye cream that work nicely together) hopefully something brightening but doesn't have to be, i have mostly normal skin, with a dime sized dry patch by my chin. Also im in my teens and am already developing slight lines and anti aging would be great ( or preventative) and also a moisturizer with spf that can go under my bare minerals without making the color different (primer does this to me) Any response helps! thanks!!
lately my skin has been awful i have noticed large pores and oily skin just on my nose and dry skin on the rest of my face. i have a good face scrub and i moisturize but this doesn't seem to help does anyone have any advice or products i can use
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 KP on the tops of my thighs. I think they're pretty bad too. So i finally made up my mind to get the Dermadoctor KP Duty Moisture Therapy. But for a 4 oz. bottle, it costs $30 something dollars! So i was thinking of getting the 1 oz. bottle because it's only $9 and i can try it out. But after reading the reviews (I just have to read the reviews before I buy!), people said to use it everyday for over 2 weeks. I doubt 1 oz. will be enough. Is it worth getting though? Are there any similar products that can reduce my KP for less $ here at Sephora? I'm pretty desperate for something that would work because the weather's getting warmer and I don't want people to stare at my KP on my thighs like my class does during gym :/ THANK YOU! <3
I'm looking for help on how to get rid of the peeling skin I have on my face. I have VERY oily skin, but for some reason the skin on my nose and chin is perpetually peeling! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I have a face lotion that is perfect for my face and I am looking for a Serum that I can use in combination with my current lotion? I have fair combination skin with rosacea on my cheeks and chin. Thanks!
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 really want to buy a Clarisonic Mia but I'm afraid that it might stimulate the hair on my face to grow thicker. I really don't want my peach fuzz to become more noticeable. I read this online: Topical hair growth is caused by sustained surface irritation to an area. These methods can stimulate the blood supply to an area, bringing more nourishment to the area. This can stimulate hair growth. Has this happened to anyone using the Clarisonic?
I've never had a problem with drugstore deodorant, but I wanted to make the switch to aluminum-free. I first purchased Tom's of Maine Natural Long-Lasting Apricot Aluminum-Free Deodorant Stick. It smells like fruit loops and kept me odor-free. Unfortunately, I ended up getting a painful red rash under my arms. So I discontinued use and opted for Lavanila's Healthy Deodorant.. Same results. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions what I should try next? Like I said, I've never had any sensitivity issues before using drugstore deodorant with aluminum.. But I'd really like to steer away from that..
Hey all. I have been dealing with acne for a long time. I've seen a derm before but last time I saw one they wanted me to do a daily antibiotic and that's not really an option for me. I would go see one now but it takes about 5 months to get in to see one in our area. I have been struggling lately with my acne. It ranges from cystic acne (main problem) to white heads to black heads and usually occurs on my chin. I know some of it is probably stress because I recently started going back to school. Last summer I switched to Neutogena's Natural collection and was having no problems then all the sudden it was cyst city. The only change I can remember around this time was I tried a BB cream instead of my foundation. I switched back to my foundation and have been using Dermadoctor's Ain't Misbehavin' face wash and Origin's Active Charcoal Face Mask every few days. On my breakouts, I have been using Clinique's Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion Intensif Benzoyl Peroxide acne medication. It doesn't seem to be helping and may even be making things worse. I don't use a toner because I was told by my derm once that it can actually close pores and causes cysts. I also don't really use a moisturizer because I'm too worried something will break me out. I'm kind of on my last line. It is starting to spread to my forehead and even some small spots on my cheeks. I'm just so frustrated. What do you guys recommend? I'm considering trying a sulfur spot treatment instead but am still looking for a moisturizer that will help keep things calm.
I recently was very sick and I have to take this medication for the next few months and it makes all this acne appear on my face and I've always had a generally clear face s are there any masks or products for that kind of acne?
So I've had fairly bad problems with acne for almost 8 years now. I've gone through multiple different skincare regimens and prescriptions...none of which have made an impact. A year ago I moved from Oregon to Ohio to attend college and noticed that with the humidity my skin got a lot clearer. I still had breakouts but they were mostly related to my monthly "gift". Whenever I come home to Oregon whether it be for Winter, Spring, or Summer break though, my skin instantly gets awful. I have tons of breakouts and experience dryness on a constant basis. I'm currently using the prescriptions doxycycline (oral), tazorac (topical), and acanya (topical). I've also been using the Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Face Cleanser as well as Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for Oily/Combination skin on a daily basis. (I would say I have sensitive, combination skin) If anyone has any suggestions on how to better work with my skin in the climate change or anything please share! I'm so tired of dealing with the acne and scarring that comes with it. =(
I just saw a post from Starletta8 saying she really likes the Shiseido items she has tried. I tested some today at the Sephora event but really havent used any of their products. I have combination skin (oily forehead & nose, normal cheeks & dry around my mouth). The SA recommended the balancing set. What do you think? Oh and I loved the Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum (shade 1). Just disappeared on my skin and then felt smooth.
Hi All: I am wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for a face cream that would be used to prevent acne/belmishes. I currently use a benzoyl peroxide cream from Clean & Clear, and it works OK, but I am wondering i there is something better on the market. I use the bezoyl peroxide at night after washing my face. I let that sink in for a few minutes, then apply moisturizer ater that. If I skip the benzoyl peroxide for a day or two, I break out. But even using the cream every night I get a few blemishes regularly, which is why i'm wondering if there is something better that would help prevent them even more. Any suggestions woul be greatly appreciated!
For years I used Dr. Scholl's Overnight Cream, in the UK. When moved into US I found out the moisturizer with the same name wasn't the same product. I've tried many creams before, and nothing really was close to that one. Now, even the substitute I found from Dr. Scholl's has been discontinued. So, I'm back on the market looking for some potent feet cream. Using feet cream during the day only causes mess and blisters. I prefer a highly potent product, to be used overnight, wearing cotton socks to absorb it better and not leave my sheets greasy. Any suggestions on daily exfoliant for use in the shower, also welcome. No major problems here. I'm looking for an effective daily care for feet exposed in sandals and flip flops during summer, something to help it look good without the need for a monthly pedicure.
This is long, sorry I am really tired of having skin problems, I want to be able to leave the house without having to put concealer and foundation. I had normal skin in high school except breakouts on forehead when it was that time of month. However, once I entered college I started breaking out all over. And my mom said same thing happened to her and didnt clear up fully til she was 26. I am only 20 years old so I can't wait that long. If its not that time of month or not close to it, I just wear nars radiant concealer over blemishes and powder because it can be covered. However it does not look amazing, but heavy coverage foundations day by day breaks me out. So I stay away. I went to a dermatologist a year ago and he put me on medicine that made it worse with no results and then wanted me to go on accutane but my skin is not that bad and my mom is against because of the side effects. Right now I just use first aid beauty cleanser and derma e no more redness cleanser. And moisturizer. My blemishes are red and small and mainly on the cheeks. However, during my period it is all over my face but multiplied by 5x and no way covering it. So if anyone can give me a skincare routine recommendations with products to use (sensitive/dry skin) and possibly makeup.
I'm in my teens and my graduation is coming up. I have chest,back and face acne. I want to clear it up before my graduation (hopefully). I have oily skin that is like dry and sensitive at the same time... and acne prone. o-o I read that it helps with acne so i'm willing to invest in it. (: I don't know which one to buy, i know that the Mia is like $30 cheaper and the Mia 2 has two speeds. Is it really necessary to have 2 speeds? Which one is better for both face and body? Is the timer necessary? Do they both do the same job? Help me please! I'm kinda in need of help for clearing up my acne. It's making my self esteem low and confidence. :c