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super moisturizing body wash?
Recommendations for a super moisturizing body wash and a after shower body oil (that doesnt leave me feeling greasy)?   Showers zap my skin of moisture. I have tried several drug store brands and havent found the perfect products yet.  I am willing to try some mid-range/non-drugstore brands.  Any suggestions?
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annekevdb
HALL OF FAMER annekevdb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love L'occitane almond oil body wash. It is like nothing else, unfortunately definitely expensive rather than midrange. A little goes a  long way though. I wash with r... see post
comeoneileen88
Popped Pimple & Scarring, Help!
Fyi, this might be a little icky, so stop now if you don't want to be grossed out haha.  I'd had this little tiny clogged pore on my chin that had gotten bigger and redder over the past couple weeks.  I went to a dermatologist, and was told all they could do was a chemical peel, which wasn't an option since I don't have $1500 to throw around.  Anyway, around Wednesday/Thursday of this week the red spot turned into this enormous pimple with three whiteheads in it.  I tried to get an emergency derm appointment for Friday since the whitehead was so big and the area was sort of swollen and painful, but they couldn't fit me in.    I've been trying to treat it myself with Benzyol Peroxide and moisturizing the are with spot treatments of Thirsty Mud which has been helping a bit.  I've been being so gentle with my face (I never pick), since I knew that if the whitehead got bumped it could leave a scar.  Well I was babysitting my three year old cousin last night, and he was sitting on my lap watching a movie.  Like a typical child, he all of the sudden got all wriggly and head-butted me in the face, you guessed it, right on the pimple.  It popped and pus and blood came out, and it hurt soooo bad.    I've been putting Neosporin on it as well as continuing with the Benzyol Peroxide, but is there anything else I can do?  Any product recommendations to help it heal and reduce scarring?  It looks awful, and I'm so afraid I'm going to be left with a horrible scar since it got popped before it was ready.
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY GURU comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for the recommendations, I've heard good things about murad! Sorry about your experience with clinique, what a nightmare :( see post
SamanthaKat
Q. Makeup as an extension of my skincare?
I'm 19 and have dry/occasionally combination skin that can be sensitive. In the past year I have made a conscious shift to products that are naturally based (eg Korres, Ole Henriksen, Josie Maran, Laura Mercier) and free of harsh/damaging chemicals. I really want my makeup to enhance my skin and work as an extension of my skin care, rather than conceal it completely. I am looking for a tinted moisturizer/serum and a liquid or cream blush. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Tinted moisturizers would be your least coverage. What you don't want is full coverage, these are thicker and can be mask like, depending on what brand and how applied. ... see post
Taniazoe
Oily skin probs
Hello I'm a teenager living in humid south florida and i have oily skin. My everyday foundation routine consists of the mattefying Becca primer, Kat von D's tattoo liquid foundation as well as her foundation powder. But i still find myself getting oily about 4 hours after my makeup application. Is there a foundation and/or primer that you think would suit me better?
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Taniazoe
AMBASSADOR Taniazoe / AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR / replied
Hey, so i'm using Derma Doctor's "Ain't Misbehavin'" face wash and using an oil-free moisturizer by Alba Botanica. About half an hour after applying the moisturizer is w... see post
Dori1965
I need help/suggestion for a skin care regimen for my almost 50 skin. :)
  I need help/suggestions for a skin care regimen. I'd like to use organic/natural products (if possible) but also affordable. I have a few fine lines around my mouth and on my forehead. I've lost some elasticity in my jaw area. I have an oily t-zone and I sometimes get a few blackheads on my neck-jaw bone area. I use my Clarisonic once a week.
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rb8531
IT GIRL rb8531 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I use Dr. Dennis Gross (dark spots, break outs).  I know his products are vegan but not sure how natural.  see post
lindzmac
How long do you give a skincare system to work?
My skin and acne history:  Combination/leaning more towards oily skin. My forehead and nose get oilier than my chin, though. My cheeks are probably oilier than most people with combination skin, however they don't feel half as oily as my T-zone yet still get the most whiteheads! (In both quantity and in size) I already have noticeable icepick scars on both cheeks from when I had horrible acne at age 14-15 and tried drugstore products to Murad to topical creams (clindamycin and retoinoid creams) and finally doxycycline from the dermatologist. After I had to stop taking that, my skin stayed clear save for the ocassional pimple or two. I started taking birth control in May 2013, but stopped this past August. Current **bleep**storm:  Fast forward to my 20th birthday present: random breakout (have not changed a thing about my routine - which I should probably mention I have been and almost always use drugstore products, Clearasil face wash, Neutrogena toner and moisturizer, and was using 100% tea tree oil for spots but that had recently lost it's effectiveness on my skin) Then all of a sudden a random, really bad, angry red breakout that started about 3 weeks ago. Small, but very red pimples on both of my temples/hairline and large, painful pimples mostly on my right cheek. Had an under-the-skin-er on my chin and a lot of small whiteheads on my chin. I started using Michael Todd True Organics Acne/Oily skin regime on the 4th of this month and my skin has just started to clear up, however I have used KS Eradikate twice this week and have been drinking a lot more water. My hypochondriatic questions:   Number 1 suspicion on my breakout: happened right after the end of being 4 months birth control free. Maybe it took that long for my body to complete rid itself the false hormones from the BC and this is how my skin truly is? Number 2 suspicion is I used the charcoal mask (2 times) and kaolin clay mask (3 times) all in one week in a feeble attempt to attack my breakout, which I now know could have been the reason why it didn't make my face any clearer. (Something about how it can pull up all impurities and your face gets worse before it gets better?) then got a new breakout on my cheek a little over a week ago. I haven't used the mask or scrub in 6 days. Number 3 suspicion is I just haven't given the regime enough time to work yet.   I did get fed up after leaving enorgmous white heads alone with just cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizor  for awhile without seeing any improvement and I popped them last week (I know I shouldn't have urgh!) now I've been using Clinique's spot treatment (salicilyic acid) on all pimples and used Eradikate twice. The weird looking pimples on my forehead/hairline area have faded away, but the still red remains (one even is a flat bump) on my cheeks. I'm in fear or gaining fresh acne scars and want to know if I should keep giving this regime a chance to work..angry at myself for believing the hype of MTTO after realizing how much advertisement from youtubers and reviews they sponsor. Sorry for the lengthy post, you have a special place in my heart for actually reading all of it. Will probably post a picture for some advice about what kind of pimples I have (I have been reading the posts here and was happy to find most of you are more knowledgable than dermatologists I've been to!) Thank you!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It takes at least 3 months for anything to start seeing an effect. Using to many similar products and too often will make things worse. You may want to see a dermatologi... see post
nandini05
I need a good moisturiser for super dry skin!
I'm 25 and I use clarins early wrinkle correction cream and was really happy with it until i found out my face has started to flake especially around the nose. Please suggest a good moisturiser that isn't very exorbitant.
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nandini05
SPECIAL GUEST nandini05 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much! I have been using this and it really is fantastic. Its very creamy without leaving a residue or oil on the face.  see post
StarShadow
Help finding moisturizer... oily/dry patches
Hi! So I am in urgent need of a new moisturizer!  Some info: I used to say that I just have very oily skin but I now have dry patches under my lips (and a little around) (I have been using Aveeno Clear Complexion and Aveeno Daily moisturizer but they may have been causing redness so I stopped them after a month or two.) I used a Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief sample and now around my lips and under my eyebrow bone are flaky. All of these stung or burned in some way when I was putting them on.   I wash my face twice a day with Aveeno Clear Complexion Face Wash and use Acanya in the morning and Atralin at night for my acne.    I don't know what to do, nothing I use seems to be okay for me.  Does anyone suggest anything?? A different face wash? The dermatologist said Aveeno was a good brand but I'm not sure if it's the best for me.    (I also usually wear Sephora 8 hr Wear Perfect Cover Concealor and their Baked Face Compact Powder)   Thank you so, so much!
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SamanthaKat
SamanthaKat / NEWCOMER / replied
I had serious issues with my skin last year, but have since switched to the Cetaphil cleanser for dry/sensitive skin and have had all issues resolve. The Cetaphil is awe... see post
roseps135
The day I couldn't find anything to buy at Sephora....
So I am "one lipstick" away from Rouge, and I need a lipliner anyway, so I headed to Sephora rather than going to MAC.  Then I figured if I was spending $20ish on a liner, I may as well get a lipstick.  I must have swatched every berry lipstick in the store.   And I left...with nothing... The colors were too red, too pink, too bright, too dark.   Could not find my perfect color.  I really don't have THAT much makeup that I can't find anything to buy?  I have a small stash compared to many of you.  But I have everything I need/want.  
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SamanthaKat
SamanthaKat / NEWCOMER / replied
Try one of the Kat Von D lipsticks; I recently purchased Backstage Bambi and have been loving the colour payoff as well as how long lasting it is without stripping my li... see post
garciaJ
What make up brush should I get to apply loose pigments?
makeupandroses
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use disposable sponges or I use my ring finger (least pressure). Some people may say nay on using your finger but sometimes it's the only thing that will pick up what ... see post
lucyshnoosy
Tons of New Items in the Sale Section
Right now there are 264 products in the sale section!  Run, don't walk to see if there is anything you want.
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lindzmac
Eradikate shipped
I had Kate Somerville's Eradikate shipped and have applied it once. I read many reviews and know that you're supposed to take a Q-Tip and dip the cotton swab into the pink flecks on the bottom of the bottle and apply to your pimples. The bottle says "do not shake" but of course being shipped it was shaken, and the solution looked light pink and creamy. I gave it a day to settle before applying and the top of the mixture was clear but the bottom was still pink and creamy, I couldn't see any flakes. I applied it anyway (dipped Q-Tip into the pink creamy part and applied - pimples were dried up and less red when I woke up) Just wondering if the product will ever settle and is it just as effective in this consistency? I've had it nearly 3 days and it has stayed the same. Thank you!
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lindzmac
SPECIAL GUEST lindzmac / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Good to know! Thank you both :) see post
abbyjackson11
Primer & Foundation Recommendation
I'm looking for a really good silicon FREE matte primer and a good liquid foundation for oily skin, with medium coverage (not heavy)  Please get back to me with any suggestions
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Lunality
BEAUTY BUFF Lunality / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I know your pain!! I also tends to break out a lot, but the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear foundation has worked really well. Oil free and really light, it doesn't ev... see post
ChicagoTwinMom
At home treatments for PIH?
Hi so I'm finally marrying my best friend and father of my kids and I want to look beautiful but it feels like it's taking forever to see big results. I used to have adult acne but have finally gotten in under control over the past year. I have been getting microdermabrasions for the past three months at my dermatologists office and switched it up today to a luminizing chemical peel. The peel is still on (stays on for 6 hours)  but of course I am not seeing too much change my pores seem to be less noticeable but that's it. What other at home peels or treatment serums works well on PIH?
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Jolo75
Help Please....forehead wrinkles!!!
I have tried many products, I am 39 and have forehead wrinkles. Can anyone recommend products that actually work. I tried Philosophy and ROC. PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Jolo75
Jolo75 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you I will check into those products. The other comments claims to go with bangs, but since my hair parts down the center that really isn't an option for me and I ... see post
Mayranq
Clarisonic purge? Is it normal?
I have a question about the clarisonic purge. When I started to use my clarisonic mia 2, I heard that you may suffer a purge fase. My skin is dry and I don't usually have break outs, just black heads. But when I used it for the first weak I notice my face was getting lots of red bumps, specially on the cheeks. Is this normal? Is my skin to sensitive? Please help!
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H216
HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you also change your face wash at the same time? It could be a combination of changes you're facing.   i personally have dry skin but have never experienced the 'p... see post
Emylulu
Skin Regime
Best skin regime for acne prone, teenage skin? I have combination and also any product recommendations?
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abbyjackson11
abbyjackson11 / NEWCOMER / replied
I know you can't buy this at spehora but I would really recommend the Mario Badescu line. I have combination skin (dry cheeks, oily/ace prone t-zone) and my skin as beco... see post
sabbyfields1
Dealing with Oily Skin/Skincare Help
Hi all,   I just started using makeup about a year ago.I used Neutrogena Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer for a while. My skin for the most part, was a nice combo of normal and oily. I eat right, exercise regularly and took vitamins. I wash my face every night.   It wasn't until this past summer when I started breaking out more and getting oilier. S o I started using Clear & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent like I should be, toning my face after every face wash. I also moved to NYC where there is so much air pollution (could that be something?) I also slacked on eating and exercising right, but I have that back together. At that point my acne got worse that I had to completely change my products.    I tried the Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution Kit for a few weeks but just currently use the Clarifying Cleanser. Right now, I use Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and bareMinerals Correcting Concealer. I read that I should use a primer so I settled for bareMinerals BB Primer-Cream, except that it made my skin extra oily and so I stopped using it. I also use Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer as a moisturizer and First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads every night.   My question is what skincare regimen can I adopt to combat my oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin? And which makeup products won't cause me to breakout? And am I using the right products? Any help would appreciated. Thanks!
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DivaDoodleDoo
Gift Suggestions for a 17 year old Girl
I would like to buy a Christmas gift for my son's 17 year old girlfriend. I don't know her well, she's very shy & not really communicative with me. He's only been seeing her for a month or two but at this age, that's a substantial relationship lol.   I know she wears eyeliner, mascara & lipgloss but that's the extent of my knowledge. I was thinking of Tarte, Too Faced holiday,  collections ...which I love & own....I'm a total makeup junkie ... but I don't know if these brands appeal to girls in that age group.   I do want to get her something super special. So I'm asking for suggestions from girls in this age group as to what would be the Holy Grail for a 17 year old. So if there's something you've been dreaming of, please share!  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In regards to the eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss you know she wears, by chance is she more of a subtle/more natural-look kind of girl or does she like to play with col... see post
dmichelle1
NARS Skincare
Hi Beauties,   I want to try some of the NARS skincare line but wanted to hear what people thought about it. I have combination skin with acne that will pop up if I use the wrong products. I take an oral medication for acne so I can only use products for very sensitive skin.   I've been eyeing the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer:  http://www.sephora.com/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free- moisturizer-P377864?skuId=1478346   and the Multi-Action Hydrating Toner:  http://www.sephora.com/multi-action-hydrating-tone r-P377869?skuId=1478296   If anyone has used these products, what do you think? How are they on dry skin, acne-prone skin? Thank you in advance!
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lellybelly
BEAUTY PRO lellybelly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
We both have dry, acne prone skin! I understand the difficulty of trying to find things that work! That being said, I LOVE the Nars Hydrating Toner. It doesn't leave my ... see post
mreed47
My skin looks awful
My skin has never been really acne prone and is usually very soft looking and clear but for the past almost 4 months I have had really red and sensitive skin, and I am getting really large blemishes everywhere, and even though my skin feels very soft and I exfoliate often, my face still looks flakey when I put my makeup on and still is oily it seems like nothing can cover up my blemishes. Any ideas?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A gel-based moisturizer may not be rich or hydrating enough in colder seasons as gel-based formulas tend to lend a hand better to a quick delivery of moisture but may no... see post
BeautyRoyalty
Combo skin
My skin is so wierd. I have dry flakey patches, but once i apply foundation, I get very oily. How can I solve this issue?
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jemly
BEAUTY MASTER jemly / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
hi beautyroyalty ! it sounds as if your skin is dehydrated and in need of exfoliation. could you let us know what your current skincare routine is, it will help us hone ... see post
LizJJ
Pre-Wedding Skin Care Routine
I am looking for recommendations for my friend who is getting married in May. She doesn't really have a skin care routine (just washes with a Clean and Clear foaming wash and goes to bed...), and she wants to amp it up to have glowy skin for her wedding. She has normal skin and doesn't really suffer from breakouts (lucky girl!).   I have my own AM/PM skin routine for my combo/oily/acne prone skin, but it would be too intense for her.   So I would love some suggestions for a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer for normal skin and the routine for which to use them. Drugstore, high end, or a mix of the two would be fine. Her biggest issues are dullness and some blackheads on and around her nose.    Thanks in advance!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you know if she washes just once or twice a day?    If her issues are dullness and blackheads in the nose region, my two suggestions would be to have her begin exfo... see post
Emylulu
Saggy and wrinkly eyes
I am 15 and already have very saggy and wrinkles eyes.. WHAT DO I DO?!?!  
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jshow5
BEAUTY WHIZ jshow5 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Are you drinking enough water and getting enough sleep? I know high school can be stressful with all the homework, after school activities, and just life stuff in genera... see post
jesse414
Eye cream
thinking of dermadoctor revenge balm or alerginst eye balm . Any feedback?
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I vote for Algenist.  I personally see a difference with their products. see post
anon232
First Aid Beauty Cleanser ph level
So I'm testing out cleansers and I read on FAB's website that their cleanser has a ph of 6.5, only slightly more acidic that your face. While your body may have a ph of 7, the skin mantle has an acidity level of what, 4.5-5.5? Lower than 6.5, anyway.   I'm really dithering about whether or not to even try this product. I mean, if they got the basic ph of the face wrong, what else is next? I have acne-prone skin and I have found that the best way to avoid breakouts is to really keep my skin acidic.   Does anyone else pay attention to the ph levels of products?
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anon232
SPECIAL GUEST anon232 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I heard back from FAB, and they said that yes, while the skin mantle is generally 5.5-5.9, 6.5 is still closer to that than 7.   My liquid exfoliants have a low ph, bu... see post
NoThanks123
Fade Acne Scars & Not Breakout
I have oily/combination skin. Used to have bad acne as teen, now in mid-20s, still have minor breakouts but I use Epiduo which keeps me pretty clear of blemishes... But now I want to get rid of left over acne/dark spots. What can I use that won't make me breakout and be fine to use with Epiduo. I've done lots of research and I'm between these 3 products:   Murad: http://www.sephora.com/post-acne-spot-lightening-g el-P188907?skuId=1021930, http://www.sephora.com/rapid-age-spot-pigment-ligh tening-serum-P4009?skuId=654095   Origins: http://www.sephora.com/dr-andrew-weil-for-origins- mega-bright-skin-tone-correcting-serum-P302934?sku ...   Feel free to recommend other products also. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The two Murad serums are actually very similar with the Acne version containing willow herb and tea tree extracts which lend a hand more to anti-bacterial properties and... see post
NatalieRc
How to make my skin smoother?
Hi guys I'm only 18 years old, and only break out occasionally. My main issue with my skin is that it has a weird texture. It's almost like really teeny tiny goosebumps in certain areas of my face. I've tried tons of primers, but it still shows through with my foundations on top. Is there maybe some sort of face wash to help smooth out my skin? I'm open to any ideas, thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you don't or haven't exfoliated before, note that it's a process that should be approached with care.   Topical exfoliants/physical exfoliants contain particles tha... see post