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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
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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
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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
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
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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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In addition to the information that TheSocialQuota is asking for, by chance are you aware of what in particular your skin may be sensitive to and whether or not the redn... 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
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
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
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
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
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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jemly
BEAUTY PRO jemly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
what is your skin type ? do you tend to be dry or oily ? combo ? i have two lines to recommend, but which oil from each line depends on your skin type.   clarins makes... 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
Ferlitaa
I have acne scar what is best to hide when apply your foundation
RissaMunchkin
BEAUTY BUFF RissaMunchkin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Whenever i have acne scarring i use a color corrector on top of the spot then put my foundation on  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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kristenster
IT GIRL kristenster / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I second the skin care regiment being a big factor when it comes to oily skin but foundation and primers play a part as well. I am pretty much as oily as they come (it i... 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
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
pinkonyx
Red, warm skin after washing? Need skincare suggestions.
So recently, in the past 4 months or so I have noticed that every once in a while (maybe once a week) after washing my face at night I get this very red warm flush across my face that starts at the top of my cheeks and goes down to my chin. It looks almost like I have a sunburn, and feels uncomfortable and warm. Last night was probably the worst I have ever got it. So I have decided I need to try a new cleanser, currently I am using neutrogena naturals purifying cleanser. So my question is I have acne prone skin, it's combination, and I usually am always breaking out around my chin and jawline, is there any good sensitive skin cleanser/products for sensitive/acne prone skin ? I prefer a paraben free product under $30... But I am open to all suggestions drugstore or high end.  Thank you for your time.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
An acne wash shouldn't be done twice a day, try a moisturizing wash at night instead. or. Try doing the acne wash at night and doing a light wash in the morning (you m... 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
Mochapj
What Type of Cleanser Do You Use With Your Clarisonic?
Hi all,      I've had a Clarisonic for about 3 years now, and I'm curious to hear from others who use them to find out what cleansers you use with yours?   I never liked the texture of any of the samples that came with my machine, so I've been using Bliss' Fabulous Foaming Face Wash.   It does a nice job, but lately I feel like I've gotten complacent and have been restless to try something new.   Any suggestions?   I have combination skin and use the sensitive brush head.  I tried the luxe brushes a while back but found they felt like they weren't doing anything.
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY BOSS blackunicorn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I love PTR cleanser and Purity by Philosophy! http://www.sephora.com/anti-aging-cleansing-gel-P39274?skuId=571265 http://www.sephora.com/purity-made-simple-P7109?skuId... see post
priscillaann
cyst that looks like a mole...
So, I had this "mole" that I thought was a real mole. Until, it started to grow on my face. I went to the Dr. and dermatologist and they claimed it was a cyst. I had already popped it by then.. I know, very bad of me. I thought it was a normal black head. They told me to leave it alone and it would go away. Thinking that it was already gone and scarring, I started to use Kate Somerville's Dscar. Seemed like a good thing to do at the time then it started to sting at the touch. I only used the Dscar on it about 3 times. I stopped applying anything on it, it's about a week since any product has touched it and it's more painful to the touch. So, it originally looked like a mole, I popped it, it turned into a little hole in my face, now the hole looks like it's closing and It looks as if it's forming as a pimple. I never felt anything like it before and it seems to be getting bigger. What should I do? Has anyone had experience with this? I'm planning on seeing my dermatologist in 2 weeks but I thought I would give BT a shot. 
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priscillaann
BEAUTY WHIZ priscillaann / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I see, thank you for sharing! I will see what the Dr. says when I go in this morning. Thanks again for all your help!  see post
meganlisa
Best holiday skin care sets: I want to try something new
I'm a skin care fanatic.  I only really got into makeup a few years ago but skincare has always been a focus.  Looking through all of the holiday sets (skincare) and what great values they seem to be I thought maybe I should try some new brands.  Buying skin care…well…it isn't like I won't use it!   So, does anyone have suggestions for which holiday sets I should try?   My skin is dry and rarely breaks out.  I use Kate Somerville, Philosophy and all the samples I get but haven't tried most of the Sephora skincare brands.  Best values?  Best skin care?   Thanks!
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meganlisa
BEAUTY GURU meganlisa / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for letting me know.  Seems like the time of year to try something new... see post
lilahtov
What have you found to help with pore size, hyperpigmentation and redness?
Hi, I have very sensitive combo skin and I don't usually have major problems with it because I take very vigilant and good care of it. However, recently I've been battling pimples that come and don't go away for what feels like forever, hyperpigmentation from said pimples, redness around my cheek area, larger pores in the same place (and around my nose) and I don't know what to do. Help!!
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firefly02
BEAUTY PRO firefly02 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi Lilah,   Similar situation here. As some have said before, take care of the sensitivity first, that should be your top priority.  Don't use anything too harsh, and ... see post
katp2014
Skin Care & Makeup to match.
I have recently had to change my birth control that no longer offers me acne control. I have oily combination and sensitive skin, ALL the don't want's with skin. I was hoping for a foundation/concealer that mattifys but has good coverage. I'm also looking for one the brightens my face. Seems every time I look in the mirror after applying makeup my face is dull. I'm of with a tip to open my eyes up even to make my face look brighter. The second issue I'm looking to resolve is a skin care product that helps prevent acne and balances out my skin complexion and colour. I need a toner and a cleaners. Would prefer ones already prepared in wipes or pads. A good spot treatment would be good too , however I am allergic to salicylic acid.
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greenchilli
BEAUTY BUFF greenchilli / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
katp,   Salicylic acid and benzoyl Peroxide do not help me either.  Sulphur works best for me.  I have really enjoyed Mario Badescu products (don't think Sephora carri... see post
softballchic
Oily Skin and Enlarged Pores
I've always had combination skin, but over the last year or so, I've noticed that my skin had become excessively oily (to the point I'm shining like a disco ball within 2-3 hours of makeup application in the morning) and my pores have been enlarged.  I've recently switched to Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless foundation, and Matte Translucent powder.  I find these help to a degree, but now I'm looking for cleansers and toners that would work for very oily, sensitive, acne prone skin.  Any suggestions? 
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lovelykatya
BEAUTY MASTER lovelykatya / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
A product that would recommend that made a huge difference in my pore size  is GlamGLow Supermud. I have a normal skin , sometimes it gets oily (pending on the weather,... see post
Gabrielle11
Hello ; I am looking for a good eye cream anti aging. ANy help ?
Hello ,   I am 45 and worried about my eyes getting old.  Please can you recommend a good eye cream for me ??   Thank You !!!
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY GURU MarciaBrady / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Both the Algenist Firming and Lifting Eye Gel and the Eye Renewal Balm have done wonders for me. It took several weeks but the gel did as promised and in the past months... see post
blackunicorn
Any eye cream recommendation?
So I was using Avon Anew Genic eye cream and it was fine, just not my favorite eye cream. And then, almost overnight, it started to make my skin all itchy and dry. I can even see horizontal lines under my eyes, which I know is not good and probably a sign that I need extra moisture!   So do you have any eye cream recommendation for a 34 year old like me? Thanks!
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY BOSS blackunicorn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh, I'm glad you mentioned it, I have a sample I should really use! see post
newhope
Homemade Toners?
I've been reading up a lot about toners and DIY cucumber / green tea toners.   I just wanted to hear some personal reviews if anyone's tried it/what they think/ effectiveness.   They sound really nice to be. It's all natural/cheap. It does go bad after a few days so I read that refrigerating it would not only feel refreshing on the face but last a little bit longer. But even tossing it isn't a big deal since all the ingredients are really cheap to come by.    Also if substituting a lemon for a lime would be okay? 
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Waywardspirit
BEAUTY MAVEN Waywardspirit / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I make a great toner with rose water, cucumbner hydrasol (hydrasol is important as it has a longer shelf life) and witch hazel extract (dont get the witch hazel with aco... see post
melaD3
Acne Scars
I am looking to get rid of or just help my scarring. I've researched a few products like Murads post acne lightening gel, PTR gentle complexion correction pads, and Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial but I would appreciate other opinions. It can be any type of product that has helped with your own spots.   My daily routine consists of: -washing face 2x daily with Cetaphil face wash -for a scrub I use st. Ives oatmeal scrub -murad hydrating toner -tarte maracuja oil -PTR Therapeutic Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Masque
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
When I had acne this bad I was also told to use Cetaphil, but that product has a very plasticky feel to it. Consider a lighter face wash, as it will benefit your other t... see post
mrsbaine
Initial thoughts on my BT Gift: Nude Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash
Hey guys! So I got my gift today of the Nude face wash. I was excited to see it was full size! I love Nude products; they are pretty natural and I typically see great results. This one is interesting; it's a powder that you activate with water, similar to an exfoliation treatment.    I used it with my Clarisonic pro. I'm wondering if that was a good idea. The powder is very fine, but washing it off, I could feel it. I'll try it without the Clarisonic tomorrow. It felt good on the skin, and has no scent. I think I used a little too much; I'll use less tomorrow. My skin felt clean afterwards. I had removed my makeup with the Nude cleansing oil. My skin did feel slightly tight afterwards. Once I used my serum and moisturizer, I was fine. I don't notice brightening yet; I'm sure that comes with continued use. I'll keep everyone posted! Anyone else receive it? What do you think?    Thanks Sephora for the awesome gift! 
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calcutta
BEAUTY GURU calcutta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have the deluxe size too! I've contemplating buying the full size more than once, I love how it makes my skin feel afterwards. see post