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emmykh
Makeup and Skin care
What would be the best makeup and skin care products for combination skin (oily,with some dry areas,sensitive,breakouts,blackheads)? Oil free is a must.  I'm 22 and have always dealt with breakout prone skin.. I just really want to get a routine that works. 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Just because you have breakouts and blackheads doesn't mean you need to avoid oil. In fact, adding an oil moisturizer for your post-makeup cleanse may help with turning ... see post
CynPiz
Mixed messages: Do I really need an 'under-eye cream/serum'?
So after researching under-eye skin care, I am finding some controversy over whether we really need to purchase moisturizers specifically for the eye area or not.   What I am reading states that a good daytime face moisturizer or serum should be sufficient for the under-eye area.  The products specifically formulated for under-eye are just twice as expensive for less product.   Is this true in your opinion?   I have fine-lines under my eyes at age 46 that need moisture in order to resist the 'concealer creasing' that occurs throughout the day.   There's got to be a good daily moisturizer that does the trick without having to spend a fortune on these little bottles of eye cream/serum.   What do you think?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've always had sensitive eyes--plus wore contact lenses since I was a teenager. Personally, I found facial products too harsh for my eye area. My eyes react (burning/wa... see post
Norabelle
Bumps on face...clogged pores that stand out with foundation. HELP.
Hi everyone! I have acne, acne scars and annoying white bumps on my face. It's awful and I NEED help. My acne is not bad--It covers with makeup and I love to wear makeup so it isn't a huge problem. Of course I try to decrease it but it doesn't drive me so crazy anymore. I mostly have them on my chin. Forehead is clear and cheeks were clear until I started getting these awful bumps. I don't even remember when it started I just remember putting on my makeup and looking in the mirror and being ilke "WTF."    Every time I go to sephora or a skin care person they say I need to EXFOLIATE! I do now... but they are still there. I want smooth skin that will look even more flawless with makeup.  So I have finally decided to buy a clarisonic. (Do you guys recommend this for my condition????!) I am thinking perhaps the deep pore or acne clarifying brush will be best but want to hear your experiences!! I don't really have oily skin...it's normal. Couple of blackheads on my nose here and there.   So please help!!! Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do? Did the clarisonic help???
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have that one and I love it! I just hate how I can't tell how much product I actually have left in the bottle. see post
CynPiz
I want a lightweight moisturizer without SPF
Hello - My favorite lightweight moisturizer was discontinued (Shiseido The Skincare).  I seriously hate moisturizer that is heavy on my face. Especially, because I put tinted moisturizer over it.  I also don't understand the need for the moisturizer to have an SPF AND the foundation to have an SPF.  That's a lot of Zinc that seems like overkill to me.   I tried the white lucent moisturizer. It is lightweight but I am not in love with what it does to my face.   Can anyone recommend a fragrance-free moisturizer that is lightweight and contains no SPF protection or very little?
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to90
BEAUTY MAVEN to90 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Have you tried the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation? It's the most lightweight one I've used. You can actually still get it as a 100 point perk off the product page, i... see post
Norabelle
Bumps on face. Clarisonic will it work?
Hi everyone! I have acne, acne scars and annoying white bumps on my face. It's awful and I NEED help. My acne is not bad--It covers with makeup and I love to wear makeup so it isn't a huge problem. Of course I try to decrease it but it doesn't drive me so crazy anymore. I mostly have them on my chin. Forehead is clear and cheeks were clear until I started getting these awful bumps. I don't even remember when it started I just remember putting on my makeup and looking in the mirror and being ilke "WTF."  Bumps on face...clogged pores that stand out with foundation. HELP. Am looking to buy a clarisonic now Every time I go to sephora or a skin care person they say I need to EXFOLIATE! I do now... but they are still there. I want smooth skin that will look even more flawless with makeup.  So I have finally decided to buy a clarisonic. (Do you guys recommend this for my condition????!) I am thinking perhaps the deep pore or acne clarifying brush will be best but want to hear your experiences!! I don't really have oily skin...it's normal. Couple of blackheads on my nose here and there.   So please help!!! Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do? Did the clarisonic help???
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Norabelle
Norabelle / NEWCOMER / replied
here's my awful skin. YOu can kind of see the white bumps see post
shellyb22
Super Oily Skin-Need foundation ideas!
My skin is super oily.  I have a hard time trying to find a foundation that will stay on all day and not look like a greasy mess.  I am currently using Bare Minerals bareskin foundation.  I love the coverage but it does not help my oily skin and almost makes it worse.  I have also tried Naked foundation too and found it doesnt have enough coverage for me.  Help! 
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ProperIntro
BEAUTY PRO ProperIntro / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Foundation won't really control your oily skin... You are going to need other products like primers and setting powders to help control your oil. I have oily skin too, a... see post
FireSpinner
Skin care/ sunscreen questions and a few life questions
I've probably spent the last half hour searching through BT's data base, as i'm trying to decide what skin care items that I want to invest in, when November's 20% off sale rolls around. I've found bits and pieces but nothing concise.    My first question is Sunscreen. What kind of skin-protecting product works well under makeup? I just (Sept. 21st) turned 27. (But I still look much younger) And in turn, I'm taking a good hard look at my life as well as my skin care regime and changing what I do not like about it.  I've never really used any type of sunscreen product under my makeup. And even though my foundation is spf 15, I do not feel like that it enough.   Secondly, Anti-aging skin care products. I'm thinking of trying Murad's "Essential-C" line. I'm trying to start preventative anti-aging care and to heal my skin from my past of dermatillomania. I figured this would kill to birds with one stone?   Also here's where the few life questions come in... (location: Ontario,Canada) I want to upgrade my highschool credits ( i graduated when i was 17 but didn't know what i wanted to be when i grew up and honestly just know actually came to a conclusion - it just took me 10 years to figure it out lol) Has anyone upgraded or got new credits before? What site did you use? I think I have to get chemistry, biology and probably math. I want to go to school to become a Vet Tech.    Snowboarding. Any advice for a beginner snowboarder? I have never even gone before. I do not have any equipment. I am starting from scratch, so please be gentle lol.   Well that's it! I'm not sure where to post this..
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Aaah! This is so tough on me. I actually am a US college guidance counselor, so if you were in the US, I'd suggest getting the credits through community college (and als... see post
Norabelle
Which clarisonic will work for my skin!! Thanks loves!
Hi everyone! I have acne, acne scars and annoying white bumps on my face. It's awful and I NEED help. My acne is not bad--It covers with makeup and I love to wear makeup so it isn't a huge problem. Of course I try to decrease it but it doesn't drive me so crazy anymore. I mostly have them on my chin. Forehead is clear and cheeks were clear until I started getting these awful bumps. I don't even remember when it started I just remember putting on my makeup and looking in the mirror and being ilke "WTF."  Bumps on face...clogged pores that stand out with foundation. HELP. Am looking to buy a clarisonic now Every time I go to sephora or a skin care person they say I need to EXFOLIATE! I do now... but they are still there. I want smooth skin that will look even more flawless with makeup.  So I have finally decided to buy a clarisonic. (Do you guys recommend this for my condition????!) I am thinking perhaps the deep pore or acne clarifying brush will be best but want to hear your experiences!! I don't really have oily skin...it's normal. Couple of blackheads on my nose here and there.   So please help!!! Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do? Did the clarisonic help???
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Norabelle
Norabelle / NEWCOMER / replied
sry i didn't know don't mean to be annoying, just thought i'd post in other categories for other people to see. New here.  see post
jemly
SKINCARE HGs !
i've seen this type of question asked more generally, but i wanted to ask it specific to skincare. not only is it interesting to see what has really worked for people, but it'll maybe highlight some products others are interested in trying !   so: what are specific  products that would cause you to hyperventilate were you to run out ?   mine currently are: CLINIQUE take the day off cleansing balm FIRST AID BEAUTY facial radiance pads CAUDALIE beauty elixir AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating face lotion edited to add: CAUDALIE vinoperfect enzymatic peel mask MURAD essential-c toner i have steps that i would never skip that are not represented in the above list, but the products i use for those steps tend to be more interchangeable.   additionally, a couple products that may reach HG status soon, but need a bit more time in my rotation: FIRST AID BEAUTY skin rescue purifying mask w/ red clay CLARINS blue orchid facial oil CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum  
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jemly
BEAUTY PRO jemly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
space NK is a DREAM  see post
kats858
Clarins x Dermalogica
So I have friends who work for both companies and each swears by their own products. I've been a slacker in terms of skin care and want to find a good regimen to commit to.   Any thoughts about these two brands? Or is there a third one that will show more dramatic results?   My biggest concerns: - Puffy dark circles around my eyes - Wrinkles around eyes (not super strong, if I have to pick one, the puffiness is worse) - Skin is rougher on cheeks but I get pimples in my chin more often then I think it's fair   Maybe three times a month or so... There's one starting right now    So I think maybe something with retin acid could help...
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kats858
BEAUTY WHIZ kats858 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks so much for your input! I've been hearing great things about Algenist - maybe I'll try that one for eyes. And i love how the Clarins serum feels (just tried it on... see post
etscore1
NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash
Recently I received a PM from Sephora thanking me for my participation on BT and offering to send me a free full sized gift. Today I received a full size NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash.  http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=nude%20brightening%20fizzy&skuId=1629286&pr ...   The back says: This effervescent powder wash brightens skin for a glowing complexion with multiple sources of Vitamin C. Powerful enzymes work together with all-natural rose hip and vanilla seeds for skin-clearing exfoliation, eliminating dull skin and impurities. With omega-rich acai berry, Inca gold and virgin coconut oils, this treatment exfoliator smooths and softens while refining skin.    Super pumped to try it tonight!
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jemly
BEAUTY PRO jemly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
used again last night, this time i applied more water and i saw what it meant by "activate" !! really enjoyed using it, more so than the first time (because as i was usi... see post
Ballet007
Best products for very deep forehead wrinkles & sagging jowls
I have tried several items suggested by Sephora--none worked well.  Best products for deep forehead wrinkles & saggng jowl lines.   Thank you.   Kendall Malloy kendall.malloy@yahoo.com
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Ballet007 What repair/treatment products have you tried? How long did you use the products consistently? Why did you stop using the products? What are your expect... see post
SweetSweetIrony
Primer.
So I have a few primers, which I will probably keep messing around with anyway. But I use UD's Naked Skin foundation and lately it's been caking on my chin. I'm almost certain my technique is fine. I wash my face and moisturize beforehand. But now on my chin it just catches flakes of skin I can't even see. It's so frustrating because I need/want the coverage, but then you can totally tell I have foundation on.     So I need a good primer rec. I have acne prone skin, and I'm super pale so no tinted options please.
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
What is your cleansing and skincare routine? If you are stripping your chin of natural oils by using harsh products designed for super oily skin this could explain why t... see post
db5ktv5q
I have a myriad of skin issuesone and
I live in a tropical climate with dry, sensitive skin and I have a lot of redness especially around my t-zone and chin. I've been experimenting with different products and I need help figuring out why my makeup never turns out the way I want. Lately I've been using Benefit Porefessional and Clinique Moisture Surge Liquid Foundation (I also use Missha BB Cream) and a Clinque compact and when I use those products (especially when I use the compact) my face looks cakey and I'm not sure how to fix it. Should I avoid powders altogether? I think my skin just can't handle too many layers of makeup but with foundation alone it's not enough to fully cover my redness.   Please help because I am completely lost on what to do.
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db5ktv5q
db5ktv5q / NEWCOMER / replied
i honestly have no idea where the redness comes from. It wasn't this bad when I was in high school but back then I lived in Nevada. Now i live in Guam and my redness is ... see post
RissaMunchkin
night cream
i need a hydrating night cream. im currently using origins high potency night a mis. but i feel like its greasy and just sits on top the face
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
In my experience, Murad (Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture), Philosophy (Hope in a Jar), Clinique (moisture surge), and Ole Henriksen (Truth Cream), are great mid-range op... see post
boww
URL error content too long. Can't write review. Can you help guide?
miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi boww,   You can try shortening your links by using bitly!  You can also try clearing your cache, which can sometimes help :)   xo, Mia see post
alex69
iam looking for a good facial oil. iam 45 years old
Hello iam 45 years old, iam looking for a very good facial oil. Thank you
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've not yet tried either of these fluffymuha - sorry to hijack the thread Alex69 - but I'd love to know in which specific ways they have helped your skin?  see post
KellieS
Acne
Hi, I am looking for Clinique Acne solutions-Spot healing gel. Do they not make this anymore??
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I love this product! I've been using the line since around 2004, and it takes care of blemishes and breakouts fast on my skin. Unfortunately it's too drying for most of ... see post
Ferlitaa
I have acne scar what is best to hide when apply your foundation
ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi Ferlitaa, I love Laura Mercier's Secret Camauflage for hiding acne scars; this can be used before and/or after foundation and it really does a wonderful job. However ... see post
ShiningLillian
Lip and Brush
Hello! I have a lip allergy when wearing lip stick or gloss. Any suggestions on products that cause little or no irritation? Also, what brush set do you recommend for longer lasting? Thank you!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I think you have a natural allergy and will need to look into some of the vegan brands that have pigment formulations instead. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is one of t... see post
megsny
Alternative to Eve Lom Cleanser?
Anyone have any suggestions as for a cheaper alternative to Eve Lom Cleanser? I use Retin A and am near-constantly resurfacing & need something as effective for exfoliation. I have combination skin w scarring from acne - old and new.  Thank you for ANY input!
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megsny
BEAUTY RESIDENT megsny / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I'm stoked at all the feedback I got - thank you all for putting so much time and thought into answering my question!  Unfortunately, I do not feel those at my Sephora a... see post
ntailor
GlamGlow Supermud Mask
I recently purchased the Glamglow Supermud Mask.  I was just wondering, how many times a week do people use the mask?   I know on the instructions it says to apple as often as needed, but was wondering what other people's suggestions are.   Also, did it help with redness or random breakouts? How quick did people see results?   Thanks!
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SportyGirly125
BEAUTY PRO SportyGirly125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have the Thristy Mud Treatment as well and use it either after I use the clarisonic or the supermud mask.  It smells like honey.  You can leave it on your face for 10-... see post
lanaruss
I need a moisturizing day cream for dry skin, is well absorbed and leaves no feeling of stickiness.
I need a moisturizing day cream for dry skin, which is well absorbed and leaves no feeling of stickiness. I'd like to try out a series of Shiseido. I'm 62. What would you advise?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
A lot of brands do gel versions of their best moisturizers.   I would advise you check out the options from Murad's Essential-C line, Skinceutical's Hydrating B5 Gel, ... see post
andyhtrieu
I feel a giant pimple forming
The tip of my nose is starting to ache, it's a little red, and I can sense a giant pimple is gonna form in a few days. What do I do?!?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I totally forgot I can use my mask from Boots! :D see post
Muna12
Dry skin
My skin is very dull and dry and open pore. Any recommendation
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
In my experience, Murad (Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture), Philosophy (Hope in a Jar), Clinique (moisture surge), and Ole Henriksen (Truth Cream), are great mid-range op... see post
Monkeyrt
Acne that's lasted a year and won't go away. HELP!
Hey y'all!   I've been looking around this message board for the past half hour or so and I figured I would ask my own question, sorry if it's already been answered!   I'm 22 years old and up until about a year ago I had perfect skin, I had the occasional break out but that was mostly around my period. Now? My entire chin and both cheeks are full of blemishes, scars, white heads, it's ridiculous! I don't know what to do, I don't know if it's hormonal or just a circumstance of stress and poor diet.   I have combination skin (I think) sometimes it looks dry, other times it's like it's oozing oil (sorry!) and it's sensitive. I've tried Proactiv and it didn't work, I bought a Clarisonic brush but it didn't really help much. I don't know what works and what doesn't.   If you've been through this and you've found a miracle product (I know everything is not going to work for everybody) would you please share your tips and tricks? I've heard of washing your face with something like coconut oil but I'm on the fence about that, I feel like it would just break me out more.   Thank you!
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BeautyBarista
BEAUTY MAVEN BeautyBarista / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Here's a couple of my tip that I use to keep my skin clear:   - Always make sure if your using make up brushes to apply make up to keep them clean and wash them regula... see post
Dfazio09
Help with mystery burning, itching, welts ! Maybe Castor oil reaction?
Last week I tried two new products : Phyto huile d'ales and AS I am coconut co wash,  I slept overnight in the  Phyto. A day later the tops of my ears started burning intensely and itching, , 2 days later I used the coconut co wash. this reaction continued all last week until i felt my scalp get uncomfortable , dry itchy, and my face red with welts. I thought it was the Phyto product because it has castor oil and I was reading some have reaction to castor oil because it naturally contains ricin toxin. Yesterday, used the coconut co wash for the second time , not realizing it also contains castor oil. Today the welts spread to my neck, shoulders, chest, essentially everywhere my hair touches.  I washed my sheets 2 days ago as to not contaminate, if it is the cause of these products.  Help, has anyone experienced reactions like this to these great products or castor oil? It is super painful and hydrocortisone doesn't effect, but borage oil helps with  rash and redness.
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Ireadlabels
Ireadlabels / FRESH FACE / replied
I would suggest you see an allergist and bring along the ingredient list for this product so that you can be tested for sensitivity.  What you describe sounds like conta... see post
Beautym31
Is the Sonic radiance brightening solution kit good for oily skin?
TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
From Clarisonic?   The Clarisonic is good for all skin types, as for the brightening products they may work as they aren't necessarily geared towards a specific skin t... see post
FuturePedNP
Texture underneath my eyes?
I recently have been noticing small skin colored tiny bumps (5 or so) right under my lower lash line. Since they itch from time to time, I believe it's dry skin. I use my Clarisonic probably every other night and it's been doing an "okay" job of removing the similar types of texture on my face. I do not have acne or oily skin; but normal with dry patches rarely under my nose and eyes. Since my Clarisonic can't really reach right under my lash line without me cleaning my eyeball as well, is there any thing someone can recommend to get this crap gone!? I have a Clinque eye gel that I've been using. I also wear contacts and all the constant touching and tugging on my eyes is literally making me get crows feet at age 20. lol.  HELP.    P.S. This picture really creeps me out, so I apologize in advance.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are the bumps hard? If so, it's the beginning of milia - proteins trapped in the skin and a doctor can extract, the right way.   There's a lot of information about mil... see post
andyhtrieu
Acne Scars
I searched through a couple of threads and Kate Somerville D Scar was mentioned a lot. Is there anything else that I can look at? If it helps, most of my acne scars are red and flat. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem! :) When I first hopped on BT I posted an outside link that ended up being removed and I thought I was going crazy because I KNEW I posted it. :P    Feel fr... see post