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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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sephoraaaaa
BEAUTY BUFF sephoraaaaa / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hard to say, I have oily skin but never experienced acne.  see post
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
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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Dori1965
BEAUTY GURU Dori1965 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks so much anon232. :):):) 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 MAVEN Lunality / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / 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
SouthGaGirl
question about take a deep breath
Is take a deep breath and take a deep breath with spf the exact same thing, other than one has spf and the other doesnt?
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use this in the evening only after a face oil. If you have dry skin or you use a benzoyl peroxide product on your face, this will not moisturize enough. My skin look... see post
dc284
night cream for 25 yr old
I am looking for a good night cream for a 25 year old who's looking to reduce a few acne scars and also developing wrinkles
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I 4th it. Love Korres Wild Rose! see post
cbk5027
Q. Blush- The only cosmetic that is foreign to me.
  Hi there! This is my first time posting. I have a question about blush and finding the right color for your skin tone. I have very pale skin and have never used blush because I am naturally flushed in a pink tone. Now that I am 25, I feel like I need to wear blush in order to pull my entire makeup look together. I have tried using pink blush after applying my powder, and I have had success. However, my problem is that I wear very bold makeup often. When I wear bright red lipstick, I feel that the pink blush contradicts the overall color palette of my face that day. Is there some sort of red based blush that would help solve my problem? I do not think that peach blush will work with my cool skin tone. Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.   This is the typical makeup I wear to work with pink blush.    This is an example of a bold eye that I wear with classic red lips.  
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I totally agree with Calamity. A light wash of bronzer where the sun would hit your face is a great way to add some color/definition without adding more "color" to your ... see post
braiddd
NEW & CLUELESS
I'm new to Sephora, and need a skin care routine.  I'm 20 and I just use drug store face washes for breakouts.  I have the combination skin type, I don't wear concealer/powder makeup and I don't want to start.  Just looking for a good product to keep my skin smooth, clear, and healthy. Help please!
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braiddd
braiddd / FRESH FACE / replied
Sounds good! Thanks so much for the help :)    see post
AVioletsLife
Skin Care Routine
Hello! My name is Emma and I am 19 about to turn 20 in February. I have normal skin and I am looking into a great skin care routine. I rarely ever break out and when I do it is only one pimple at a time. I do however have white heads. I normally just use drugstore products but now that I am almost 20 I want to treat my skin better and give it some love. I am looking for an every day cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and anything else anyone recommends. Thank you for your help!
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sephoraaaaa
BEAUTY BUFF sephoraaaaa / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
My only advice, sunscreen!  see post
mygreathair12
Foot care,,, tried everything still looking!!
Let me start off by saying that my feet are sooooooooo much work! I have tried my micro pedi amd it's not doing as good as had hoped! This month I bought the Soap and Glory heel genius and so far it's not doing much. I have rough heels and have to file them twice a week to keep them soft! Is there any other products that you have tried that really works? I'm so frustrated and sick of spending all this time and money for products that don't work, lol. Please tell me if anything is working good for you! Thanks in advance, Dan 
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
It looks fairly innocuous, which means it's probably going to be painful to use. Like an epi-lady - it seems harmless until it's pulling skin off more than removing hair... see post
ydnam
suggest a primer please?
hi I have never really used a primer but would like to try - mostly to hide pores. I use Laura M tinted moisturizer as foundation. I have tried Smashbox and it made my face all blotchy and oily. I tried MUFE #7 and I found it made my pores stand out. Any suggestions? My skin is dry but is oily by end of day - so I would say it is a combination. Thanks!  
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kraezilyunique
BEAUTY MASTER kraezilyunique / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I've used Smashbox, Benefit, Korres, Laura Mercier - but like everyone is saying, my HG is Hourglass!  see post
knkate
Acne Scar Treatment + Current Acne
I'm looking for a serum/cream that will help with acne scars that also works for someone with current acne.  I have been using Clinique Dark Spot Corrector and while I do see a difference, I frequently get pimples still so the results are not as impressive.  I do use an acne treatment and use that before the dark spot corrector.  A Clinique sales associate said to do that.   More about my skin: late 20s, gets hormonal acne; oily/combination skin that tends towards dry in the winter.     I would appreciate any suggestions!
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sn22
HALL OF FAMER sn22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As for the acne scarring, the Murad serum linked below works wonders. It also comes in a little trial kit with decent amount of product that would probably last at least... see post
wonbinlover
Dry skin fine lines exfoliation regimen advice
Hi I'm new to this board and was wondering if I can get any advice on some questions I have regarding my skin care and a regimen to help it.  I am 34 years old and my skin is dry and I'm seeing fine lines appearing.  I had read about AHA and BHA exfoliants but are not sure what products would be good for my skin.  I would like to have a good daily regimen to help combat the dry skin and fine lines but I'm kind of lost on how to start an effective one so any advice would be greatly appreciated.  
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mygreathair12
BEAUTY BOSS mygreathair12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
This is my two cents for what it's worth!lol. I have tried many things to exfoleate my skin. I also you my Clarsonic every day.. I love Algenists exfoleator the best. My... see post
Nykole
large pores and acne problems... help?
I am searching for some help with my skincare routine.  I have large pores and acne prone skin, and would like some recommendations to help solve these problems.  I'm just going to go ahead and list as much detail to help:  I'm 32, and large pores run in my family.  My daily skincare routine: AM- wipe with washcloth (warm water only).  This is something I started a couple of months ago and it has helped with breakouts a good bit.  PM- Sephora makeup remover on eyes, Simple foaming face wash in the shower.  I use Simple gel moisturizer as I think I need it, but not every day.  If I need to spot treat I either use Neutrogena spot treatment or Mint Julep mask dabbed on acne spots.  My acne is hormonal and sometimes cystic, but never severe. My skin is also sensitive and does not care for a salicylic acid treatment at all.   Makeup- I use POREfessional primer (recent purchase that is NOT working).  This primer has not helped with my pores and seems today (day 3) that it is beginning to irritate my skin (slight pink color and tingly).  I use Bare Minerals matte powder foundation, concealer, and translucent powder.   Any suggestions from skincare to makeup would be greatly appreciated.  I am ready to be excited about my makeup and not frustrated! 
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Nykole
BEAUTY BUFF Nykole / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
VC425- I'm glad you are having good results as well ! I did not like the POREfessional either- so glad Sephora has such a great exchange policy.  Probably because, for m... see post