I have a combination skin and is really sensitive. I have never tried eye creams or serums before. From browsing I found these 2 products but not so sure or still reluctant ( Shiseido benefiance wrinkle resit24 intensive eye contour cream or Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular eye cream ) Please let me know if these are good or if you have a better suggestion. Thanks
Does anyone have any suggestions for a drugstore moisturizer that wont clog my pores or make me more oily? I kind of want to save my money for chic week and I need a moisturizer like yesterday because I'm out! I have combo skin that leans a little more towards oily (T zone). I have a few dry patches on my chin and sometimes my cheeks. Thanks!
Hello :3 I also need a new skincare routine! My face is looking really bad lately, I have a lot of breakouts and my skin just looks super dull (it's not obvious in the photo because I'm wearing BB cream and some powder). When I wake up, I usually have dryness around my mouth. I have fine lines/creases under my eyes, dark under eye circles, redness - also dark eyelids on the top! This is my current routine: Morning 1. Origins Frothy Face Wash 2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream 3. THen I apply BB cream and my makeup Nightime 1. Origins Frothy Face wash 2. Almay Eye makeup remover wipes 3.The Body shop Vitamin E Eye cream 4. Aveeno Vit C nighttime moisturizer I also use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil face mask about 1x/week but it doesn't seem to help, sometimes I use a drugstore Freeman mask instead; and I exfoliate sometimes with St Ives Apricot Scrub but I think it has made my skin worse- I just started using it and now I have these big acne looking circles near my nose! Or it could b because I started using Burt's Bees makeup wipes for about week and Ive never used makeup wipes to take off my makeup, I let my face wash do that. So idk, but one of those things made my skin much worse. So Im going to stop with the makeup wipes and I want a different scrub I think. I've tried using witch hazel as a toner but that also made my skin worse. I really don't think I need a toner. My skin doesn't seem too dry or oily, just acne prone, dull, and serious eye darkness/wrinkling. Thank you for reading :3 xxxxx
Hi all I am in my early 20s and am looking to begin a skincare regimen but have no idea where to start or what kind of products I need. I think I have combination skin (though I'm not sure about that either!) - my skin seems fairly normal but towards the end of the day my nose and forehead are usually quite shiny. I don't have major issues with acne or blackheads but I do get the occasional breakout of zits. I just want a regimen that is pretty easy and not too expensive, because I've been reading that at this age I need to start caring about my skin for benefits when I'm older. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Hello! ever since 4th grade i have been cursed with acne. for the past several years, to add on to my acne, i have gotten little bumps on my forehead, cheeks, above my lip, temple, and chin. what sucks is even when my face starts to clear up, i still have all of these bumps. I thought they were milia, but the doctor said that since stuff comes out easily they are not. i got a clarisonic recently and i love it but it still is doing nothing for these bumps. are there solutions? if there are products i want to try samples first so that i dont waste my money on something that doesnt work (which i have many times in the past) i would love if someone could help me! the products i use right now are clarisonic brush with clarisonic acne face wash, aveeno radiant lotion, once in a while i use jajoba oil and sometimes tea tree oil. for makeup i use neutrogena acne powder and neutrogena acne concealer pen, Mattify! white face powder, and thats about it. thanks!
With so many products out there, I am in need of some expert advice. Meaning those of you that may have had the same issues with skin and aging. I need the best product for anti-aging and dark spots! WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND??
Yes, it's February. After battling through several skincare crises, I finally decided to give in to doing SOS, since I know I need it. For clarification, the "*bleep* baby" is my skin. You'll see why. State of the Union (2/6/14) If you really want to see a picture of me, you can look at one of my old threads. No, I won't tell you which! -- Dryness : Sometimes I wake up feeling so dry that my skin will tear if I move it. This is on my face, neck, and legs. -- Eczema/Atopic dermatitis (AD) : Itchy, dry, red, and flaky spots on one eyelid, side of forehead, both sides of my mouth, several patches on my neck, and sometimes on my arms/legs. These patches can get very painful. -- Keratosis Pilaris (KP) : Bumps, sometimes itchy, red, and swollen, only on my arms and legs. They can result in scabbing and discoloration. -- Acne : Occasional cysts, pimples, and scars, mostly on my cheeks. It's gotten a lot better. I used to have horrible cystic acne over my forehead, but after gentle treatment and giving up dairy, now it's just a manageable nuisance rather than a high priority. -- Irritation/Sensitivity : Several years ago, I had great skin and used whatever goop that was in the house. Then I got acne, so started using drugstore products. Now, my skin likes more and more expensive stuff, some upwards of $60. It's spoiled filthy and won't listen to me. If it doesn't like some product, it'll throw up a huge fuss with rashes, redness, sometimes hives, along with my current skin problems. My current products leave things to be desired, but when I try new things that might be better, I risk a huge reaction that might last anywhere from one day to a month. Moral of the story: I'm doomed. Goals (some unicorn-like) -- Don't wake the *bleep* baby. Please. AKA find out how to control reactions and try out products safely. -- Find various skin goops that will address my problems. -- Find a sunscreen before the summer that doesn't give me a reaction. I don't use anything with SPF right now. -- Get my skin to an arbitrary point where I'll be confident enough to hang out at the beach in a bikini. I'll be satisfied with a t-shirt and shorts, though. -- Control my beauty-related spending. Or bring about world peace. Whichever comes first. Unhealthy Things That I Am In Denial About -- Stress : I have a lot going on, so this is inevitable. However, I really do need to remember to care for my spoiled baby (er, skin). -- Irregular eating : I sometimes go without eating for a day or binge on unhealthy foods, because, stress. -- Water : Self-hypnosis: Drink... more... water... @.@ -- Irregular sleeping : I have an irregular schedule, so I sleep when I can, but maybe I should nap? -- Touching/Scratching skin : Can't touch this... Can't touch this... Goops I Use (Not Necessarily Every Day) -- Makeup remover : Laneige Lip and Eye Remover Waterproof -- Cleanser : Olay Total Effects Blemish Control Cleanser, Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad -- Exfoliator : Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel ( When you use a cleanser for exfoliation, you know your skin's a wimp. ) -- Refiner : Laneige Moisture Power Essential Skin Refiner, Iope Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning ( Why is this so expensive?! ) -- Essence : Shiseido Hada Senka Whitening Lotion -- Moisturizer : Laneige Moisture Balancing Emulsion -- Acne treatment : Clean and Clear Dual Action Skin Moisturizer ( Again, when you can only handle 0.5% salicylic acid, you know your skin's a wimp. ) -- Eczema/AD treatment : CVS Pure Glycerin ( I rub it on over wet skin, and then pat the excess off. ) -- KP/rash treatment : Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil ( calming, but not moisturizing enough ), Clean and Clear Dual Action Skin Moisturizer ( used once the rash is down ) -- Facial oil : Grapeola Grape Seed Oil ( I use this to protect my skin when I cleanse or go out ), Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream, Walgreens Castor Oil -- Body moisturizer : Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot ( smells like heaven... I could eat myself ) Goops I'm Not Sure About -- Amlactin Moisturizing Body Lotion : Heard this helps KP. I might pick one up next time I'm at Walgreens. -- Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask : Feels nice, but it's not particularly "deep hydration." Thinking of using this as a heavier moisturizer. Considering buying it. -- CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM : I've seen a lot of recs online for CeraVe, so I'll cave the next time I'm at Walgreens. -- Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask : Heard good reviews. Maybe it can help my eczema and AD. -- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream : Seemed nice, no bad reaction. I'll test it again on a day with bad redness. -- Iope Super Vital Extra Moist Emulsion : What is it with my skin and Iope? Doesn't it know that this is more than $70?! But why does it work so well?! Considering buying it. -- Jason Purifying Tea Tree Oil : P.U. That is all, move along. -- Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil : Is it any different from my grape seed oil? Update: It doesn't absorb well into my skin. I like the Infinity Cream a lot better. -- Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Sleeping Facial : There's so many good reviews for this! I must try this soon. -- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack : I was using this when my skin had a reaction (due to over-exfoliating), but I still have to be careful with it, just in case. -- La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche : It works on my eczema/AD immediately but irritates my skin. I'm now trying to recover from the havoc it wreaked. -- Mario Badescu Chamomile Night Cream : Lost out to La Roche-Posay Hydraphase -- Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance Free : It's very slippery, but I like it. I'm going to use it for a while to confirm it before I add it officially. -- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster : I feel like I need this, but haven't tried it yet. I fear it's going to be too strong on my skin. Update: Not irritating, but looking for better options. -- Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst : I'm so weak to nice-smelling things... Thinking of using this as a heavier moisturizer as well. Considering buying it. Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated! <3
Hi, I'm 42 and in search of a new anti aging moisturizer and foundation, I have very fair, dry skin. I also have some redness (cheeks, nose and chin) so I'd like the foundation to cover well, but not be too pasty! Thanks for the help
I am 40 and my skin is starting to look tired. I have fine lines around my eyes, newly developing creases on the sides of my forehead above the brow, and skin discoloration (dark spots) from poor choices when I was younger. I would like a line of products to help with these issues. My skin can also get dry, particularly in the winter, and can be sensitive. Can anyone recommend good products/regimens?
I need help for my fiancé. He has terrible acne- he is 26 but has as much acne now as he did as a teenager. I'm convinced that a good Skincare routine will help a lot. He has been to dermatologists, but most of the prescription strength products are too irritating for him. I think it is a combination of hormonal and stress acne. He has dry, flaky skin over most of his face, an oily t-zone, and wrinkles around his eyes and forehead. Please help me out with Skincare routine suggestions! We are not vain people, but I know he is a little self conscious about the acne. We are taking engagement pictures in 2 months and getting married later in the year and I want him to feel great about all the pictures. Thanks!!
How do I know if the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is powerful enough to protect my skin from the sun? I use a separate moisturizer with SPF 30 and I don't rely on foundation as my only source of sun protection On Beautypedia, Paula and her team rates some foundations, BB creams, etc. as poor because it doesn't provide sufficient protection, even if it has SPF. I know that she isn't very well liked on BT and some of the sources that she uses are from the early 2000s. Help?
BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air): So, any mask recommendations? Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)
I was wondering what skin care line you would suggest for a 14 almost 15 year old boy. His face is really starting to break out and he has a lot of back heads. I have taken him to a Derm. She only suggested washing his face every morning and night but no particular product lines. Every time I talk to him about skin care he tells me he is not a girl and is not going to use things like a toner, mask, etc so I am looking for something easy. Thank you.
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have tried everything out there, I swear. Drugstore brands to Sephora brands. I even bought a clarisonic! I've tried murad for acne...made me red and itchy. too strong or something. Tried Boscia black cleanser. Tried REN clay cleanser. I use Korres yogurt night mosturizer and I have different facial masks as well. my forehead is just bumpy and it's quite annoying. Mostly, you can't see the bumps but I can feel them. HELP!!
hi, i recently purchased a JOSIE MARAN Pure Argan Milk™ Intensive Hydrating Treatment but I'm now seeing the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster. Is this worth buying? Can they be used together
Recently i decided to change my powder and i tryed diorskin forever compact.I don't use heavy foundation only a bb cream and a powder i also have oily acne prone skin.The powder was pretty good but i think after a few hours it made my skin a bit oily and also it is very pricie for me.Could anyone recommend a powder for full coverage for oily type skin and with less money THANK YOU!!!
*EDIT* This is a really old post, almost a year old, but I'm happy it was revived because it means people are using the search bar. Yay! HIGH FIVE! I'm not going to edit my previous post, because that would be wrong. I may have written it quickly & jumped the gun. Not all oils are bad, and not everyone will have the same results as me. Everyone's skin is different. Sephora & their employees like to overly promote the "flavor of the week". When this post was written, they were pushing Argan Oil non stop & I got a little frustrated with all the pushing of something Dermatologists weren't keen on. I would like to add that, I am not using PTR oil-less oil, it's 100% squalane that is sugar derived (not sharks) and it works really well for me. What I've recently found out though is that a lot of people are applying oils the wrong way . We were always taught to apply face products in order of thickness: toner/softener-> serum-> treatment-> moisturizer. The thing is oils are heavy, a lot heavier than most moisturizers even though they feel "light". Oils form a barrier and block Hyaluronic Acid and other benefit ingredients from penetrating into the skin . So really, you should be applying your oil last, to lock in all the moisture and benefits from your serums & moisturizer. *ORIGINAL POST* I've been using Argan Oil on my hair for years & never had a problem Recently I got the 500 pt perk that included her Argan Oil. Everyone raves about it's benefits on the face, so I figured I'd give it a shot since this cold weather has been brutal on my skin. I have not changed anything else in my skincare, or makeup routine. After about 5 days of nighttime use, I started noticing a rash developing on my face near my nose (my dry spot areas). So I did a little Google search and was shocked to see all the negatives about Argan Oil on the face. Argan oil has many benefits in food and on hair, but the FDA has not cleared it for use on the face. Dermatologists freak out when they hear patients use it because it can bring on rosacea and is highly comedogenic. Any oil (natural or not) will clog pores. I'm surprised Sephora promotes something when it is highly advised by Doctors not to be used on the face.
So I have weird skin (who doesn't really?). I have oily t-zone with a very acne prone chin and SUPER dry around my nose (like it gets painfully dry sometimes). I have recently purchased a small argan oil and a sample of the marajuca oil. I have started using the Clarasonic daily acne cleanser (which I have to say has been working well. After 2 weeks my pimples have greatly decreased) However my skin has been drying out. Around my nose has been dry and so has my chin and between my eyes. I have been rubbing the argan oil in to my skin every night and every morning I still have small parts of my face peeling (mainly around my pimples but still it makes makeup application...difficult). Am I doing something wrong here? Should I give up on the Argan oil and just go for the Marajuca? Or should I give up face oils all together and find a decent moisturizer?
Clarisonics are NOT the best for a college student's budget. I'm just wondering, how often do you use a Clarisonic? I think Konjac is kinda cool with the exfoliation and baked in clays. Not sure which one I should pick.
Lately I've been getting random dry patches on my face. Especially in places that I'm rarely ever dry. I been using the same skin care routine for months so I don't know why this is happening. I'm using Purity face wash and Cetaphil moisturizer (I've used Cetaphil for years). Not much of a routine, but whatever haha. Are there any masks, serums, or moisturizers that y'all recommend?
As we all know, skincare doesn't stop at your neck. I'm admittedly a bit of a snob when it comes to taking care of my face. Money is no object and I splurge constantly on skincare. Aging is my biggest fear, so I try and take really excellent care of myself as far as my face goes. I take vitamins and eat well, but...I've never bought anything decent for my body. I use a Caress body scrub a couple times a week, and a citrus-y body wash from Ziaja daily. I use Caudalie Divine Oil as a moisturizer...And that's really it. I'll use a body butter on my feet and hands once in a while to combat dry skin. The biggest problem for me is that being so pale, my skin shows every little blemish, bump or mark like a flashing billboard. I get those little white bumps on the backs of my arms sometimes, and I get little tiny red bumps on my legs sometimes too. I'm starting to notice that my skin isn't looking that great, which I assume is because I'm getting older. It's a little dull, and is actually looking dry, which is a first for me. I want to know the best types of body products for anti-aging and care at this point. I'll be 26 in a month, so there's that. I would really like to completely revamp my entire body care routine. Can you recommend: A scrub. A body wash/bar. A treatment. A moisturizer. And anything else that I might be needing? I really love oils much more than lotions, and I don't like things that are powerfully fragrant, I prefer light scents, if any. I don't really care whether or not it's a drugstore product, but I just want something that will work. Something to battle the blemishes and help my skin look all glow-y and youthful again. TL;DR? Need body stuffs please.
What is the absolute best facial wash, I need it to clean DEEP and REALLY GOOD!!!! I have a couple of pimples and blackheads on the side of my nose. (not pretty) I would like a BUNCH of beauty tips for hair, makeup, face, body etc.
I have dry skin but I'm very prone to acne… Specially when I get my period. I decided to start an acne treatment which has made my skin ridiculously dry and flaky. I use Josie Maran Argan Oil as moisturizer which worked prior to starting the acne treatment but it's not enough right now. What moisturizer do you suggest I use ?
I will be turning 60 this year! I have pretty good skin - some wrinkles around eye area and some sun dark spots. Looking for a good skin care regimen that will be good for my age. Like the dewy look not the matte look. Please give me advise for retinols, etc.