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Daily Skincare - what are you using?
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.
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Changed things up again a bit tonight   - OH Power Peel - OH African Red Tea Cleanser (I still feel the need to wash my face despite the 3 step peel but didn't use a ... see post
Dr. Brandt Needles No More - 3D Filler Mask
Today I started trialing the Dr.Brandt 3D Filler Mask.  Sephora generously sent this to me to try out.    The product is a white transluscent paste (not really creamy but not chalky either).  It comes with a little brush to apply it.  It is recommended as an overnight leave on mask.     From the Sephora product page: "This leave-on mask restores volume and youthful-looking contours, giving your skin an instantly smoother look. It’s specially formulated with a potent, age-defying combination, including hyaluronic acid , peptides , and an Adipofill'in™ Complex. "   For all skin types, this product targets the middle to lower part of face, smile lines and marionettes to visibly revolumize jowl and cheekbone contours.   Some Claims include - Smoother and more supple skin Less visible lines and wrinkles Plumper skin Product fills in wrinkles and folds.   Possible allergen for me - Shea Butter I already use Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Retinol Complex as one of my serums in rotation.  It has shea butter in it as well, but that hasn't irritated my skin yet.  So I am not too worried.   My skin condition: I am almost 41.  I have oily/combo skin that is currently dehydrated (skin sometimes feels parched and tight).  But I don't have wrinkles yet, and I think my facial contours are hanging in there just fine (for the moment).   What I expect this product to do: Although I am not addressing wrinkles and facial contours, I am definitely testing all the other claims.  I have highlighted the ingredients and claims that interest me.  Winter dehydrated skin is a great time to see if the hyaluronic acid plumps and makes my skin more "supple". This is supposed to address fine lines as well by smoothing the skin.  I am not sure if I have fine lines, but I will stipulate that I do just due to current age.   Usage: I read up on Sephoras webste and also Dr.Brandt's website to learn how to incorporate this in my regular skincare.    After I cleansed, toned and serum-ed, I applied this in an inverted V from my cheekbones down to my jaw (hugging my nose and the corner of my mouth).  Then I waited about 15 minutes for the product to sink in.  It didn't completely absorb and looked matte and pasty on me still (not sure how it's supposed to look).  I then applied my nightime moisturizer.  It reminded me very much of a matte primer - how they can look matte and leave a white cast.    Lets see how I feel in the morning.  :-)
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Quick take after first use.   I used this mask last night . I used it as an extra step in my nightly skin care routine so I used it after serum, let it stay there for ... see post
Favorite Mask or treat yourself products
So its that time of year when a lot of us either get gift cards, or get ourselves a little something special just because we deserve it, and face masks are one of the things I always think of as the perfect little indulgence--not too expensive, but mostly not something I think of as an absolute necessity so not something I usually buy for myself and the perfect thing to treat yourself with.  Since its been a couple of years since we had a thread on favorite masks and with so many new ones that have come out, I thought this might be a fun discussion to have so......   1) what are your favorite masks and why? 2) do you have another favorite treat yourself product/purchase?
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Sounds like you have a pretty good place to start with your K beauty products, but if they don't pan out, offers sample boxes for $23 and all their produc... see post
Desperately Seeking Night Cream!
Hey All!!  Hope everyone who's into football is excited about  kick off, in this exciting Super Bowl 50!!     So, I'm just over 40 with normal/dry skin. I've been blessed with intermittent hormonal acne in the past few years, which was kind enough to leave behind some bumps and scars.In the past several months I have  begun obsessing about my laugh lines and the creases  on my forehead.   I've now spent so much $$ on anti aging skin care products it's scary. I'd love help with anything anti aging and/or scar healing, but what I  desperately NEED to find is a really good night cream. I need something hydrating that I can put over my acne cream. I already use SR Luna and l'occitane's Divine Youth oils, and I love them,but I need a cream that I can wear over them once the oils have absorbed.      Any suggestions and/or advice is much appreciated!!
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Thanks so much, Janean. I've actually been looking at the Murad one. There's just soooo many night creams out there, it's almost impossible to decide on just one. I swea... see post
Best Skincare Products for getting Rid of Acne?
I used to have really good skin. I would only get like two pimples. Then my girlfriend broke up with me, and everything started falling apart. I've been extremely stressed. I got over ten pimples in one day. I've never felt so bad about my appearance. Foundation recommendations would be nice as well. I recently bought a really great foundation, but it is sheer and that was what I needed before but now I need something that will cover up all my pimples. Nothing too expensive. My health has been keeping me from working regularly so now I have to be much more careful with spending my money. Thanks in advance,
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HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm so sorry that you're having such hard times. :(The break up is bad enough, but battling an illness on top of that......that's rough. My heart goes out to you.   I ... see post
Valentine's gift for my wife
I figured I should get started on my wife's Valentine's Day gift. I know she's looking for some kind of anti-aging overnight mask, but of course I have no idea what that means or where to find it. I was hoping someone could help me and recommend some brands that have worked for them.
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HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks ncip, I like the way you think. 😉 I came back to suggest a mix tape-ish gift, you beat me to it. Maybe a new ipod w/ special songs of ChrisToms choice on it, or ... see post
Yüli Skincare Experience?
I know they're not carried at Sephora but for you Green Beauty lovers, any experience with Yüli?  I love their philosophy and have been heavily swayed by blogger: BeautyIdealist! Thoughts? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ maskedteagal / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
$30 for shipping?? That's crazy! I like the serum but I'm not sure I'd like it at that price. There are a lot of other natural beauty companies out there or you could tr... see post
CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream
I received the new Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream today and thought I would post my thoughts for anyone interested in this item.       Item Description This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed, wide awake, and ready for anything in as little as three seconds. Its cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh while smoothing the way for makeup. Plus, its peptides help support natural collagen reserves that can be threatened by stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep—the tell-tale signs of your busy life.     The letter given with the item says there are more products to be expected from this line.   Some background on me   I'm 25 (26 next month) and frankly tend to be pretty lazy about eye creams. I have tried other eye creams, most recently the Sunday Riley one, but found myself just taking my moisturizer/serum up to and around my eye area when I'm too tired/lazy. Overall I like to keep my skincare routine pretty simple. I don't have fine lines or wrinkles, or any swelling but definitely some dark circles. My biggest concern on the whole would be preventing lines, and helping with the darkness I have (primarily in the inner eye area).   Initial thoughts I don't know if I'm a fan of the applicator. I think if it was one of those metal slant tips the thicker formula would glide a bit better. The round plastic ball seems to tug a bit at the eye as you spread the cream. The formula doesn't soak in but I don't think I mind that. I think there are some cosmetic brightening properties as there is a definite and immediate brightness, but it looks like it's..covered up if that makes sense. So that may be the 3 second difference they are referring to. There is a slight tingle but not as much as I got from the Sunday Riley eye cream.   Ingredients There is a full ingredient list but it literally takes up the entire side of the box so would be a bit tedious to write out here. I will say there is Dimethicone about mid-way down, which I know some people don't like. There are also a few peptides and antioxidants which I like!    Product Link ?skuId=1774819   I will report back after I get more use of this. If there are any specific questions about the product and the use I can answer, please let me know.   This item was a gift from both Sephora and Clinique. 
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I also received this item for testing (free from Sephora).  I'm 22, and anti-aging is my concern specifically because once it's done, it's hard to undo it. I try to pre... see post
I'm looking for a new moisturizer
I'm looking for a new moisturizer, the last one I used was a dior pro-youth with SPF that they've since discontinued. I have sensitive skin, and an uneven skin tone. I have combination skin that tends to be more oily than dry. 
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Keeping those to refill is actually a brilliant idea!   I LOVE the KS pump jars, I wish more products came with similar packaging. see post
I need help with some good moisturizer to go under my makeup....something where it soaks into my skin and wears well with my liquid foundation....
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I have dry combination skin. While I prefer a lightweight lotion for summer, they are not moisturizing enough for winter. My favorite moisturizer with SPF for winter are... see post
Aging Skin Care Line
I am 53, and am looking for a great anti-aging skin care line that also has the basics like cleanser etc.  I have been exploring different brands this past year, but cannot find one that has it all!!  Please advise
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AmorePacific and Tatcha!   AmorePacific's Future Response Age Defense cream is fantastic, it's super expensive but you don't need a lot. I like their foaming cleanser ... see post
Nothing seems to help!
I have extremely dry skin. I'll try to give as much detail as I can without being too boring.   I'm originally from a more humid climate. I have lived in a new, drier state for five + years and my skin has had enough! My skin is pretty sensitive so I try not to use insane chemicals.   My face is my biggest problem because that's what people see the most. My current routine is to remove my make up with cold pressed coconut oil and moisturize with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion for face and body (my skin drinks it in and feels soft and smooth for hours and hours afterward). About once or twice a week I do a gentle exfoliating routine but it has literally made zero difference in the result.   Before make up, I apply Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Ultra Hydrating Sensory Awakening Primer Serum by IT Cosmetics. I then use Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50. (I bought yet another foundation and primer to try just yesterday, to not avail.) I don't use powders because they only make the dryness more visible. But already I can see the texture on my cheeks and chin where it looks like my foundation is clinging to patches of dry skin that are settled on the top. I use a beauty blender to apply foundation and other areas of my face, such as my nose, blend beautifully onto my skin. Once I am done with the rest of my make up, I apply Urban Decay's Chill setting spray. I have tried many other foundations, primers, serums, setting sprays, and moisturizers and I don't know what I could be doing wrong.   Before I apply foundation, my skin doesn't look dry at all, but as soon as make up touches my face, even a moisturizing foundation, it seems to instantly reveal dry patches. I did an experiment over winter recess and went nearly two weeks without wearing a stitch of make up on my face to see if maybe my face just needed a break but the day I went back to work, the results were the same.    As far as nutrition: I stay very well hydrated. I drink mostly water and green tea. I eat mostly paleo.   I recently bought several First Aid Beauty products and I gave them a try just before applying my make up yesterday and they made no difference. At this point, I'm worried that I might have to see a derm, but I am really hoping someone would be able to give me some advice  before I have to spend that type of money on a doctor.
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Since you're asking specifically for foundation revs here, you might find this thread on foundation for super light skin helpful: see post
Help needed finding new skin care routine for super sensitive skin (hopefully anti-aging)
I'm hoping you guys can help me find a new skin care routine that will work for my super sensitive skin since most of my go-tos have been discontinued. I'm in my mid-30s but am usually mistaken for someone in their late teens or early twenties when I'm not dressed for work.  The biggest issue is that my skin is SUPER sensitive (as in trying to use Algenists gentle cleanser and oil at night started out OK but within a couple of hours was red enough and burning badly enough that I not only needed to wash everything off but it had to be treated with cortisone cream.  I don't know if the skin sensitivities are just aging or related to my worsening RA/Fibro & meds, but either way it makes it crazy hard to find products that work.  To give you an idea, here are products I've used in the past and ones that I've tried and that haven't worked.  What I'd really like is a new routine that can keep my skin in great shape and help me with the early signs of aging that I am just beginning to see around my eyes.  Overall my skin leans towards dry (worse in winter & middle of summer because of central heating/AC) with occasional breakouts.  I've read some really good things about Drunk Elephant being exceptional for sensitive skin and so wondered about that, but also about Sunday Riley or Nude or almost anything else anyone could suggest....   Products I currently use: Acure's 100% Argan oil (at this point I use this as my main moisturizer because I haven't found anything else) Korres Milk Cleanser (loved the old formula, find the new just a bit more drying and scented) Origins Modern Friction Bosica's Black mask   Things I've tried in the past and liked: Chanel's Beauty Initiale (face cream & eye cream) Caudalie Lip & Eye Serum (liked the consistency but didn't seem to do much) Various Prescriptives moisturizers (but they don't really have anything anti-aging) Prescriptive's Vibrant C eye cream (which I also liked a lot but I think is more of a camo solution then actually helping long term and since I found myself usually using it at night, didn't seem like a good fit).   So I am really looking for new routine but particularly cleanser, eye cream, day and/or night anti-aging treatment (could be part of an oil or moisturizer too), and moisturizer and any help would be greatly appreciated as well as feedback from fellow super-sensitive skin who've tried Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley, Nude, etc.
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I'm in my mid 30s too and I have pretty bad eczema and sensitive skin, so it is very difficult for me to find anything that my skin agrees with! That being said I just... see post
Murad Skincare
So I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on Murad skincare products. There are two reasons I ask this, one I recently got a 100 point perk of the hydro-dynamic quenching essence I believe it is called and love it.   Second my holy grail face wash has been discontinued. It was Olay total effects anti blemish cleanser.   I was thinking the Murad AHA/BHA cleanser might be a good match as it has salicylic acid in it and that is the one ingredient that keeps my hormonal breakouts at bay. It also has scrubby beads in it like the Olay one I loved.   Any advice would be great!
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Although the AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser has more gentle/soft textured jojoba beads, I would highly recommend that you follow Clarisonic's direction in not using any so... see post
What are some good products / solutions for my HUGE PORES?
I did some searching, but it appears all similar threads are pretty outdated and / or contain little helpful information for me.   The pores on my nose are HUGE. It's a genetic thing. My mom and sisters have it too. It's not from aging or sun exposure, it's just a thing I've always had to deal with. It has always bothered me. I use the strips to keep them deep cleaned and mattifying moisturizer, but it's still an uphill battle.   I did a product search, but there are so many. So I was curious if anybody out there has any personal experience with any of them and could point me in the right direction.   Thanks in advance!
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You want to keep your pores clean, unfortunately there isn't anything out there that will make them disappear. I never found pore strips to be helpful until I found a r... see post
Moisturizer for acne prone, dry skin?
I know there's loads of posts out there but I kind of wanted one a bit more tailored to my skin and personal issues! My skin is always kind of dry in the winter, definitely not oily in the summer though, so it's normal I guess!  I recently started a topical prescription (Benzaclin) but it makes my skin super dry! It doesn't really need to be oil free (I also find they don't work as well), just something that isn't too thick (I didn't like the FAB repair cream)!    Thanks  
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I have oily acne prone skin and for my night moisturizer I use Dr. Jart Sleep Mask Moisturizer. For day I use Aveeno Moisturizer with SPF. I like it because it has soy t... see post
Has anyone tried Curology (Pocket Derm)? What was your experience?
I'm considering signing up for Curology (use to be called Pocket Derm) because I've got stubborn acne on my jawline and cheeks that isn't going away.  If you've tried it, did it help?  Thanks.
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I love it! I've been using Curology for 6 months for acne and for the first time in 11 years I've had consistently clear skin for about 4 months now. In the beginning I ... see post
What are you watching? (Don't be a spoil sport - spoiler your spoilers)
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies!   It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons.    DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs.    Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it.    So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up? 
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I just saw the commercial for this! I've never heard of it before but it looks good I will def check it out! see post
need advice for acne prone skin and acne scars
hey all,    so lately i have been getting really bad breakouts i have tried proactiv but it just irritated my skin. I have really dry skin but i have a oily t zone. I also have several acne scars that i would like to try to minimize or possibly clear up completely! right now i am using cetaphil because its quick and easy but i am ready to try anything at this point! any recommendations would be great! 
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Oh girl, I FEEL you. I've been looking for something that is quick and easy but also gets rid of my acne scars and oily t zone. I'm pretty bad at finding the "perfect" ... see post
Best Skincare brand for Sephora?
What are your personal thoughts on the best skincare line sold at sephora? Specifically for dark spots, and uneven skin tone? 
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BEAUTY GURU xmychanelscalpel / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Sunday Riley!! see post
Q. Products that truly work to fade post-acne marks?
My skin is in a rough state after dealing with acne for the past 9 years of my life. I have been on a topical medication for 8 years (benzoyl peroxide 10%, clindamycin phosphate gel) that I apply every night. It keeps my acne under control however I still have acne and am never 100% pimple-free. Because I have had acne for so long and have unfortunately picked nearly every pimple I've had, I have red marks all over my face that make my skin appear 10x worse than it is. I'm considering laser at this point, but would love to hear of any tried and true products that people have used. I'm currently using a gentle exfoliating toner by Pixi, Ole's Truth Serum in the AM (although I've heard vitamin C only fades brown spots/hyperpigmentation and not post-acne marks), First Aid Beauty's Oil-Free Moisturizer, Ole's Aloe Cleanser at night with my Clarisonic, followed by Murad's post-acne lightening serum, then my acne medication and Josie Maran's Light Argan Oil. I have only been using the acne lightening serum for about a week so I am hoping that will start to work eventually.   What products have you tried that have successfully faded your post-acne marks?  
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A. By chance which formula of the FAB moisturizer are you using specifically in the morning? Is it one with SPF?   The products that you're using appear to be pretty bala... see post
Origins Charcoal Mask...
  I suffer from acne and have been wanting to invest in a good quality mask that'll do a lot more for my skin than a cheap drugstore one would. I just want to know how this mask has worked for any of you who have tried it... does it actually help with clearing acne? How often do you guys use it? How long do you keep it on?   If anyone could basically tell me about their experience with this mask I'd really appreciate it
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Yes dont use it everyday Im pretty sure it would be too much for anyones skin. I usually use it once or twice a week. But it is seriously amazing. see post
I've tried a few primers and had no luck. I recently tri
  I have really dry skin and whenever I apply makeup, I get cracking on my chin area and around my nose. I've tried a few primers and had no luck. I recently tried the Too Faced Hangover Primer and it actually made the cracking worse. If anyone has a recommendation for a good primer that would stop the cracking and make my makeup last longer, that would be amazing. I'm looking for more of a primer and not moisturizer, :-)
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  Hi iloveheathl,   Since you said your skin is quite dry, I'd recommend either the Kat Von D lock-it primer, which is more of a lightweight hydrating gel primer, ... see post
Low pH Cleansers?
Hello! Me again I'm still working on getting the best skin care routine for my skin and keep it clear, so far no such luck.  I've learned about low pH cleansers being better for your skin, acne prone specifically, so I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations?   I was looking into the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip but apparently Silicone is bad for acne prone? If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, even for other products in my routine, that would be stellar!     
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I haven't done a ton of research on cleanser PH because historically I had too much trouble finding something that worked, wouldn't irritate my super sensitive skin or m... see post
Brown Patches (pigmentation issue) also have oily skin
Need help for Brown patches on my face and I also have oily skin
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How to start incorporating retinol into my skincare regime?
Hi beautiful people,   I am planning on incorporating retinol into my routine but don't quite know where to begin. I just read up futurederm's retinol page ( w-about-retinol-and-retinoids-until-now/) and gathered that I should probably begin by using it once a week for starters.   Skin type: Normal to dry skin. Late 20's. Main skin concerns: Hyperpigmentation spots/acne spots     Here are my specific questions on the subject, and I'd really appreciate some feedback from you:   - What would be a good retinol product to start with?  Should I start with something that's oil-based like SR Luna that has an ester form of retinol?   - How would I fit it into my routine, esp w.r.t. the exfoliators I use?    - Do I need to make any other changes in my routine, or be aware of certain things if I begin retinol use?   Here's my regime in full: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Night: Double cleanse, Serum (rotate between Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance or Clarins Mission Perfection), Eye cream (currently Shiseido), Oil (OH Youth activating or TH Replenishing Nutrient Complex or Dennis Gross Triple Peptide C oil), Moisturizer (Belif Aqua Cream/Korres Advanced Brightening Facial/any other) Morning: Cleanse (during warmer months), Serum (OH Vit C serum + Caudalie or Clarins serum above), Eye cream, Moisturizer, SPF (Algenist/Elta MD) Exfoliators:    2/3 times a week I use either SR Good Genes or Drunk Elephant Glycolic serum in place of my night serum and follow up with moisturizer. If I feel dry, maybe I'll add in the oil as well. Masks: a charcoal/clay mask once a week followed by a hydrating one e.g. Dr Jart Sleeping Mask Night: Double cleanse, Serum (rotate between Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance or Clarins Mission Perfection), Eye cream (currently Shiseido), Oil (OH Youth activating or TH Replenishing Nutrient Complex or Dennis Gross Triple Peptide C oil), Moisturizer (Belif Aqua Cream/Korres Advanced Brightening Facial/any other)Morning: Cleanse (during warmer months), Serum (OH Vit C serum + Caudalie or Clarins serum above), Eye cream, Moisturizer, SPF (Algenist/Elta MD)Exfoliators:    2/3 times a week I use either SR Good Genes or Drunk Elephant Glycolic serum in place of my night serum and follow up with moisturizer. If I feel dry, maybe I'll add in the oil as well.Masks: a charcoal/clay mask once a week followed by a hydrating one e.g. Dr Jart Sleeping Mask Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hey girly! Have you tried rosehip oil? I know it's not retinol, but it's got a ton of Vitamin A which converts to retinol once absorbed by the skin. Plus it's natural an... see post
Acne Cleanser
Can you recommend a good acne cleanser for oily skin? I've tried Murad and i still broke out.
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mmcc12875 / NEWCOMER / replied
I have somewhat oily skin too and I really wanted something that was going to unclog my pores. I have two little toddlers so needless to say, I'm always on the run and p... see post
Undereye cream
I have dark circles under my eyes and have been using lotion from loreal and concealer. It doesn't seem to be working. What is the best cream to correct dark circles. I would love some day to not rely on using concealer   thanks Roxy demo
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I personally have seen good results using Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye. I found it has really helped my dark circles. see post
First Time Facial Oil User
Hi!  So the first oil I tried was back in November, the Drunk Elephant Marula Oil, for my dry skin as I was purchasing a few other items from their line.  However, it broke me out in little bumps on my forehead that are only now going away (I decided to stop using it at the beginning of January)!  The next one I tried, and am still using, is the Herbivore Lapis facial oil but i'm breaking out in weird places (I started this mid-January).     My question to you guys is: How long should I trial a facial oil before ditching it?  Is there an adjustment period where my skin will go crazy (especially since the Lapis is for balancing oil)? Instead of trying it for longer or switching to a new oil I figured I would ask you knowledgeable people!    Thanks in advance  
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Here are a couple of threads you might find useful as you continue your oil journey:   Comparison of specific oils: see post
Super easy skin care for a guy who knows nothing about skin care?
So my brother and I were talking today and I managed to convince him to stop taking skin care advice from our father and tentatively consider using products actually meant for skin on his skin (so no, shampoo is not meant to be a body and face wash too for example).  The catch is that he has never had any kind of skin care routine and doesn't really have an interest in anything that would take a lot of time or require leaning much and his description of his skin type is "I don't know, I think it must be kind of oily sometimes because I get bumps, but not much....".  He's in is mid 30s.   So I was thinking of starting him with something relatively simple like: 1) a  cheapish exfoliating body wash (if anyone has any suggestions that don't smell to "girly" or "like that Axe crap", I'm all ears)   and   2) a face wash that would be simple and kind of moisturizing.  I was thinking maybe a bar would seem more familiar but am totally open to suggestions.....  I saw there was now a trial size of the two Drunk Elephant cleanser bars at sephora and wondered about that, but wasn't sure if a bar was the way to go given that he has a beard and I've never tried them either, but I heard really good things and have been wondering about them myself so I'm torn.....     Thoughts/Suggestions??????
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Clinique has some great men's starters sets that target oily/problematic skin. Many Korean brands don't use feminine perfumes and are meant to be unisex.  Belif, Klairs... see post