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Skincare Stories
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.
Acne
I am going to be in a fashion show soon and I need a good foundation that will look good under all the lights and also cover up my acne and acne scarring. I have oily-combo skin and I also have acne prone skin. What is a good foundation that will meet my needs?
Oily
  Hi,   I've identified my skin type as combination (oily in the t-zone, normal in the u-zone). I definitely need to moisturize, as my skin is dehydrated still, and I don't have a hard time finding a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer (my requirements are oil-free  (if it has only one,  MAYBE  two  oils, that's  okay) , hyaluronic acid , and the drying type of alcohol-free , and ideally  has SPF ), but recently I've hoped to find a moisturizer that when absorbed, leaves a matte finish . I've found products here and there with one and  maybe  two of these, but not all of them. Is there an oil-free moisturizer out there that leaves a matte finish, but still hydrates?    I'm considering Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer , this seems to meet my reqs, is this good?    
Natural & Organic
The only reason I'm using L'oreal Revitalift and Garnier Ultra Lift is because they have retinol but I'm on the hunt for a more natural product with retinol; both of these products burn my skin when it's even minorly irritated and they're obviously full of chemicals; any suggestions for a frugal person? There was also something besides retinol which is supposed to be the second best thing for the skin but obviously I'm new to all this so thanks for any help with any of this!
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Skincare Stories
We are SO excited for you to test our breakthrough Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream. This luxurious, plumping cream is formulated in a creamy, weightless texture for nourishment that lasts, without leaving a greasy film!    This is an open forum for you to talk about the product, hear how others are doing with the challenge and ask questions. The clinical results from our lab are incredible, and we would love to hear your very own results as well. Please let us know any tips and tricks you have discovered during your 7-day trial. If you have any questions or comments please let the community know your skin type to understand and give the best advice possible. We’ll be checking this thread frequently during the challenge, so if you have a question for us, please feel free to ask!     Can’t wait to hear about your results! Let the challenge begin! 
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Acne
I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to Sephora and Sol de Janeiro for sending me the original Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and the new Acai Body Power Cream au gratis! I have never tried the Bum Bum Cream but have heard amazing things, and am so excited to have the chance to try the new version as the same time. They both smell quite nice! The Bum Bum Cream is slightly tropical but in no way overpowering, and the Acai Body has a fresh, almost pine, sweet forest scent. Both are in no way greasy. I think these will make a nice addition to my body care collection!  
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Acne
Hello! I was hoping you guys could help me figure out if i'm purging or having a bad reaction to the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum.  I started it on Tuesday, using it every second morning.  I have since broken out in four new pimples and one that was barely there when I started has come to the surface.    I know that Vitamin C can cause a purging like this and I was just hoping for some help determining if that's what's happening.  I would really like to know before I use it for a month and totally wreck my face (it scars really easily unfortunately).    Thanks in advance!  
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Acne
I have so many small bumps all over my face. I don't know if it's keratosis pilaris or milia or clogged pores I just really want to get rid of them. I've always suffered from acne, and I've come along way, it's just these **bleep** small bumps!     
Combo / Normal
Hello,   I am going to be 19 years old this February. I would honestly classify my skin type as normal. It rarely gets oily or dry. I do have breakouts occasionally along my jawline and forehead.   My night time skin care routine begins with me removing my makeup using a neutregena makeup remover. Then, I wash my face using philosophy's purity cleanser (1 to 2 times a week I'll substitute this step for an exfoliator.) After cleansing, I sometimes apply a mask (I do this about 2 to 3 times a week). Then after that, I tone my face using a glycolic acid toner. I then apply my serum (I use a vitamin c serum currently but I'm going to get a retinol serum soon and then I will just use either serum every other day and switch them out.) I then moisturize using an origins moisturizer. Then I apply tea tree oil as a spot treatment to my acne (I heard that oils need to be applied after moisturizer??) Lastly, I spray my face with a little rosewater.    So, my daily skincare routine is basically wash, tone, serum, moisturizer, spot treatment, and then rosewater.   My questions are:   1.) Is this an effective skin care routine for my age? Am I using too much products? I know it's a lot, but I want to ensure I have healthy skin when I'm older. 2.) Should I substitute anything out or add anything? Is there any products that anybody recommends?  3.) Lastly, does spraying rosewater at the end of my routine actually do anything? I honestly can't tell if it's making a difference. 
Antiaging
The only reason I'm using L'oreal Revitalift and Garnier Ultra Lift is because they have retinol but I'm on the hunt for a more natural product with retinol; both of these products burn my skin when it's even minorly irritated and they're obviously full of chemicals; any suggestions for a frugal person? There was also something besides retinol which is supposed to be the second best thing for the skin but obviously I'm new to all this so thanks for any help with any of this!
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Combo / Normal
Hey Beauties, Right now I have combo skin (normal sometimes oily t-zone and dry skin on the cheeks) and some redness.   I'm looking for a cleanser (currently using Neutrogena but I had too switch to ultra gentle, and I think it's drying out my skin!) A new toner, a face mist (currently using the one from tarte but I'm not sure If it's enough for my skin), a moisturizer (i'm using renewed hope in a jar, Which I love in the summer but I don't think it's enough for the winter) and an eyecreme (i use clinique pep start but it's not enough for my under eye and it doesn't really do anything for the shadows under my eyes).  So please tell me your favorites........    Doesn't have to be all high-end stuff, if you can recommend some things from the drugstore that would be great too. I love to mix it up!    Thank you
All Other Concerns
I burned my skin with Glamglow mask. Can someone recommend any product which can fix my extremely red skin?
Dry
I currently use a press powder as my foundation but I find that my skin is dry in spots and I end up flaking. I'm wondering if there would be a better foundation that I should be using for my dry skin?
Dry
I have an issue with bad dry skin on my inner crease and under my eyes. I've tried lots of products but none really work except vitamin E but that isn't always cheap... I am starting to run out of ideas. Any suggestions??
All Other Concerns
For years now, I have been having what seems to be an allergic reaction to most skincare products and makeup. What happens when I apply my serum and cream or makeup is my eyes water real bad and I have a lot of tears throughout the day. My eyes are never swollen or red though. I noticed that certain products make my eyes water worse than others. For example, eyeshadow primer (Stay Don't Stray, Benefit) or liquid eyeliner (NYC) or especially when I wear foundation... That makes my eyes water the most. (The skincare products I'm using now are the Estee Lauder Advanced Night repair serum and Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream by Sunday Riley). I've tried hypoallergenic products in the past but most of them make my eyes water anyway. I was wondering if anyone has any advice as to how I could exactly find out why my eyes water so much from so many products? Or if there is some kind of test I could ask a doctor for to find out what my allergies are? I was also wondering if simple eyedrops would help, perhaps Visene for allergies? Also has anyone else experienced such allergies, if so I'm really hoping to hear your advice. Thanks! Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
Dry
Hey guys- I'm looking for suggestions on some products for my very dry, sensitive skin, with some redness as well, more specifically an exfoliant. My skin can tend to get flaky around certain areas, but with my current skin routine it's been better. But I have yet to find an exfoliant that I really like. Do you have any suggestion? Some I've been looking at: Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish Origins Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (according to reviews, it cleanses more than exfoliates??) Origins Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream   My most basic current routine: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser May Coop's Raw Sauce First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (And some nights) Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask   THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!   
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Acne
@KatieBT , @candacebt ,   Please check into mcakes account, she is getting a message that she is banned and doesn't think she did anything to deserve it (she reached out to me because she can't post on BT). Thanks so much and have a great beautiful day!
Acne
I've had cystic acne for a couple years and fortunately was acquainted with isotretinoin via my derm. Luckily I've been acne free (barring the occasional micro-zit every now and then) but even 2 years later, I still have lingering acne marks on my cheeks. (I'm reluctant to call them acne scars since they do not indent my skin - they just leave behind dark pigmentation...anyway!)    What are some products/procedures/medications has anyone tried to fade/get rid of pesky marks?     btw right when I my time with iso, my derm said the marks would fade in a year but it's been way over that and no new acne has showed up in those areas.... 
All Other Skincare Concerns
For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
Antiaging
I'm in my early 30's and have decided to stop using my drugstore moisturizer and switch to an anti-aging skincare line (eye cream and daily moisturizer and/or serum). I want one that is FREE OF PARABENS AND PHTHALATES. My skin is normal and i have no brown spots or major wrinkles but i want to start using something before I start getting wrinkles. I have been researching Perricone MD and FRESH but have read many reviews that perricone MD causes alot of rashes and that Fresh dries out skin (probably because Glycerin is one of the first ingredients) Any thoughts? I have also been looking at DRUNK ELEPHANT Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum, Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Triple Correction Eye Serum,  OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum® Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster  and  CAUDALIE Premier Cru The Eye Cream .  Thoughts? Any suggestions on other brands? They don;t all have to be from the same brand...could be one brand of eye cream and another brand for the serum, etc. Oh and im currently breast feeding so cant use anything with retinol right now but am open to suggestions to use once im done. Please help with any advice!
Dry
I have two piercings on my nose and I have recently been getting very dry around that area. I put foundation on that are because my skin is red there. I take my nose rings out at clean that area daily. I just peeled dead skin off that area tonight. Is there anything I can do to help it or any product that will help? 
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Skincare Stories
I thought I'd start a dedicated thread where people can get answers to any questions they have about Paula's Choice skincare products and share deals!   I've been using PC products for two years now (I've switched out almost everything from the other brands I was using, like Tatcha, Somme Institute and Algenist) and it's made such a difference to my skin.   My current regime is: Skin Recovery Cleanser Resist Toner Resist BHA 2% liquid Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Resist C15 Super Booster Calm Redness Relief Repairing Serum Skin Recovery Moisturiser 1% Retinol Booster Clear Ultra Light Daily Fluid SPF30/ Reist Daily Moisturizer with SPF25   If you're looking to get a deal on Paula's Choice, there's $10 off your first order for new customers at PC direct with a referral frequent sales, ranging from 15% to 25% off, at PC direct cashback - currently 12% at Topcashback and for new members 30% (up to $20) at CouponCabin $15 off $75 for new customers at B-Glowing with a referral, as well as a Paula's Choice gwp with $50+ orders at Dermstore, 15% off with subscriptions or 20% off for new customers Please feel free to add any other offers you know about or ask any questions about the brand! Let the discussion and deal sharing begin!
Acne
Hey Skincare lovers! I finally have my acne settled down, but I have a multitude of red marks left behind, my fear is that using brightening products will affect my freckles. I am someone who loves her freckles and tries to accentuate them. Is this true or just some crazy myth? Are there any effective products to help lighten these red spots? Any advice helps Thank you!!
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Acne
I have oily skin not crazy oily but it can get pretty oily at times. I have adult acne, not sever or anything but i do have mild to medium breakouts I don't want to just hide the pimples or bumps I want to know how to get rid of them so any advice would be very helpful and appreciated. Also is there a spray or something I should be putting on my face before I apply makeup to avoid breakouts? Than ks! 
Dry
thoughts on farmacy? i have combination skin that's sometimes oily and sometimes dry and was wondering if this is a good brand to use. I need skin care products that aren't too harsh on my skin and can really make it feel and look good. would be nice if it wasn't acne prone too.
Dry
Is there another product that is like a balm for very dry and tight skin.  Used to use First Aid Beauty Ultimate Concentrate, now there doesn';t seem to be any.  Any suggestions. thanks
Antiaging
So recently I have notice that I have some fine lines appearing on my forehead lately. Usually my skin is normal/combination. It can get really dry during the winter but oily in the summer. These fine lines are really bugging me out lately and I just don't know if I should be using an anti-aging product or something else... like a exfoliator. I was curious to know if anybody else was having a similar situation and what product there were using to treat there problem area. Any recommendations would help.  Thanks. 
Acne
Get breakouts every now and then, still even though I'm an adult. What should I do?