Skincare
andyhtrieu
stubborn pimples/zits
I have two pimples/zits on my cheeks and NOTHING IS WORKING. I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and 2% salicylic acid and Tretinoin at night. It's been a few weeks since I got them and they're so stubborn. Those products that I mentioned above don't make a difference. Help!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Mine has sea silt, water, glycerin, butylene glycol, arctium lappa root extract, sodium, hydroxymethlgycinate. On the front, it says "burdock purifies and clarifies. cla... see post
LivDamaris
Can you over moisturize your face?
I just recently started washing my face everyday.  It's horrible, but I guess I never had to wash it as much.  Now that I am washing, applying moisturizer, putting on makeup, and then removing it it is a lot for my skin.  I have noticed my skin feels almost oily--but doesn't look oily. I apply moisturizer AM and PM is it being over moisturized? 
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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I would say maybe try using that as a night time moisturizer since it might be too rich for day time especially now in the warmer months. see post
Jackie98
Powder for Super Oily Skin!
Hi, I was wanting a powder that will keep my super oily skin matte and shine-free. I've been reading the reviews and i'm not sure whether the BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum or the Stay Matte Sheer pressed powder would work better.
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crflh
BEAUTY MAVEN crflh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
you could also try palladio rice powder (cheap at drugstores or ultra) or their blotting sheets-which have rice powder on them. i use this powder over my foundation as a... see post
nandini05
I need a good moisturiser for super dry skin!
I'm 25 and I use clarins early wrinkle correction cream and was really happy with it until i found out my face has started to flake especially around the nose. Please suggest a good moisturiser that isn't very exorbitant.
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End0ra
BEAUTY GURU End0ra / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I agree with what the others below are saying about oils. I've had dry, flaky and sensitive skin all my life and Clarins has absolutely been the best moisturizer line fo... see post
infinitise
Clay mask for dry skin types?
  I have dry combination skin type that is very very acne prone.  I get redness every now and then, but with the right products, I usually don't.. but breakouts are something I tend to not be able to control     I use clarisonic, philosophy and sulwhasoo peels for exfoliating about 2 times a week, but I feel like its not enough to deep clean for pores especially in the summer.    I have in the past used Fresh umbrian clay and PTR sulfur mask from what I can remember on top of my head.  I loved the umbrian clay mask, but found it to be very dehydrating.. PTR sulfur mask on the other hand barely did anything..  oh and Glam glow was way too irritating for my skin..    can anyone please recommend a good clay mask that I can use for the purpose of drawing out impurities and keeping my skin a bit more clear?    thank you in advance! 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you Katy so much for your suggestion!! :)    I've heard about freeman mask before and probably passed by them in the drugstore but never thought to give them a t... see post
BeautyIsPassion
HYDRATION!!!.....while using Retin A
Im currently on my 3rd week using Retin A and my skin has become dry and flakey. Apparently this is normal until my skin adjust to the retin. Im seeking an affordable cleanser (preferably cream based), i also need a good SPF moisturizer. I have to stay away from anything citrus in order not to irritate my skin (while on retin citrus and alcohols can irritate and cause bad redness). Also, i prefer something with minimal alcohol in the products. I cant afford to lose anymore hydration lol. I cant wait until my "Ugly" phase is over. Only 3 weeks in and my skin is almost acne clear. Im hoping the dreadful 4-6 weeks horror stories of purging does NOT come my way, Id really appreciate any suggestions from my fellow beauties.
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PrettyLittleDr
BEAUTY WHIZ PrettyLittleDr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh oh, I too use Retin A and always wait for these type of Qs so I can share my discoveries with others :)   1. First off, are you using Retin A or Retin A Micro?? If ... see post
armybeauty
What is your regular skincare routine?
I live in a mild climate, where it can be slightly humid, but otherwise it rains continually for 3/4 of the year. I have normal-to-combo skin, meaning I don't really have any major dry/oily spots, but I can get dry or slightly oily in my t-zone occasionally.    I use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser twice a day (ok, usually I only manage to use it once a day), and I moisturize with Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me and Bite's Agave Lip Mask twice a day (religiously). I exfoliate with Exfolikate twice a week, and I use the Boscia Black Luminizing mask all-over once a week, and in my trouble zones up to three times a week. I use the GLAMGLOW Powermud once or twice a week, and I spot treat any incoming blemishes with the GLAMGLOW Supermud as needed. I also use the Boscia Purifying Pore Strips on an as-needed basis as well.    What is your skincare routine? 
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magrat22
BEAUTY PRO magrat22 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm a Paula Choice girl because I have rosacea her products take the worry out of what will work for me, so my list is a little boring as it's mostly the same line.    ... see post
KerrieB
Q. Need suggestions for skincare products
I need some suggestions for skin care products.  I'm overwhelmed by all of the choices.  I'm 36 years old with normal to dry skin.  My major issue is hyper-pigmentation that is from the sun and old acne places.  I'm very careful about wearing sunblock and a hat, but I spend so much time outside during the summer, I still end up with with some sun.  My current routine just doesn't seem to be enough anymore.  I would love some ideas.  I'm willing to spend more on skincare, but I don't have an unlimited budget.  Sephora is difficult for me to get to, but Ulta is much easier.   I have been using Cetaphil face wash and lotion along with an Olay night cream for a long time.  My skin is sensitive to some stronger products that results in redness and stinging.  My acne is under control now, and seems to be stress related.    Thanks to everyone for the help.
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Suzuran
Suzuran / NEWCOMER / answered
A. We're the same age with the same skin concern! I'm a more natural/organic product fan, so my recs are gonna be based on that.   Jurlique: I bought a set of their Purel... see post
infinitise
Boscia's luminizing black mask
I've recently been on a hunt for a clay mask to combat the pores, black heads, and deep cleansing and have fallen in love with the results Boscia's black mask gave   but I've found the peeling off process to be very irritating and reddening (?).. but otherwise its "just right"  does anyone have tips/tricks to use this in a less irritating but still get as much benefit? 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for your opinion :)  yes it did feel like my face was getting slapped from it being pulled so hard :(  I kept it on for almost 40min to hour because I though... see post
stacyplee
Foundation
I have been using prescriptives makeup, it is just working anymore. I have bad adult acne with very oily skin. The cost is NOT my concern. I want a good, healthy foundation.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you prefer liquid or powder foundation? I'm assuming full coverage, correct? Are you treating acne with anything? Any sensitivities to ingredients? Even if something ... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Is it bad to switch up skincare products often?
I often read that you have to use a product for X amount of days/weeks before you will start to notice a difference. Makes sense to me but I have tons of different brands mostly deluxe samples received as GWP, skin care sets or promo codes.   My routine is wash with Clarisonic, then apply toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and argan or maracuja oil (at night). My skin is normal for the most part with some dryness occasionally. When I shop for products I go for ones for dry skin and anti aging.   So is it bad that I use different brands every couple of days? What I mean by bad is.....is it a waste of product/time since Im not using it continuously like the instructions usually say to see results?   Hope this makes sense
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
no it's not bad, necessarily. personally, i rotate between a few items daily. the way i see it, as long as i know it's something my skin likes (no adverse reaction), eac... see post
angelfall12
Q. I need help finding a Cleanser and a light Moisturizer!...
so I am a 13 years old girl, currently in 8th grade. I have breakouts very often, but I don't know what kind of cleanser I should use since I never tried any skin products before. I also would like to know a few makeups that are recommended to teenagers like me and are very natural. Thank you! 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Actually, I wouldn't recommend the Clinique Acne Solutions skincare line. For some reason, a lot of companies think the solution to acne is to completely dry them out (a... see post
makeup8910
Facial routine for fair skin, redness
I've got really fair skin that has a LOT of redness.  What skincare brand/products would you suggest?  Thanks!!
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@makeup8910   "..I've got really fair skin that has a LOT of redness..."   Have you seen a dermatologist to rule out Subtype1 Facial Rosacea? Once you get that out ... see post
laynebr
Testing PH Levels in products
Does anyone know of a website where I can find the PH levels in skin care? Or of any brands of ph testing strips that are good? My skin has gone through some medical changes lately and the PH balance of my skin if just all over the place.
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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks Andy! I just got these Loving them so far! see post
lPinkAllurel
Need a lil help
ok this is going to probably be a really slow question to ask on a beauty thread , because i should probably already know and all that buuuttttt.... how do you tell if you have oily,dry,or combination skin ? When I'm shopping for foundation and they ask I'm usually just like i don't know but it does not seem like anyone can help me I know sometimes i get oily but not all the time so I'm just really confused >.< so guyss how can i tell ( sorry again for the dumb question lol) 
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lPinkAllurel
BEAUTY BUFF lPinkAllurel / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I did some of the things you guys suggested and It turns out i have normal skin :) thanks for all the help see post
haylay28
What is the best pore minimizing product?
I'm looking for some type of pore minimizer, whether it be a primer, a BB cream, or any other product. Personal opinions are very welcome! I'm looking for a product that isn't too heavy but will minimize the look of large pores. Any sugguestions?!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
After some digging, I was able to pull up an ingredient listing on HSN for the new primer. Compared to the original formula (Photo Finish) it appears to be richer in sil... see post
luvmy4kiddos
Eye cream for the eyelids?
Is there an eye cream that is safe to use on the eyelids? I was told by one sephora gal the dermadoctor eye cream is okay to use on the eyelids and then told by another that there isn't an eye cream that is safe or should be used on the eyelids. Who is correct? Is there an eye cream that can be used on the eyelids?
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY BOSS Shrewdle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment is meant for use on the eyelids per their instructions on the jar.  see post
DTalksAll
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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cdani
SIGHTSEER cdani / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
It seems she only gives best reviews for products with ether green tea or chamomile (what she calls antioxidants and soothing agents) in them, both of which cause me to ... see post
toxictwin
Stubborn blackheads
Does anyone know of any aggressive blackhead removal products? I use a clarisonic and use salycilic 2%, Benzoyl 10%, and PTR glycolic exfoliating serum. I have large pores and just can't seem to get rid if blackheads. Has anyone tried GlamMud?
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yazmin
HALL OF FAMER yazmin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I cant go outside with out it. I just don't feel right. but now I just use the Naked Foundation. and do the minimum I would have to use Kat Von D for the coverage. Hopef... see post
katyc099
a concealer for under eye that stays in place
I'm begining to loose patience with finding something to cover my under eye darkness. My problem is that I have dry skin EVERYWHERE on my face. I cannot seem to get a concealer that applys smoothly but wont slip down my face by the end of the day. Ive tried many eye creams, primers, setting sprays, setting powders, and more but nothing is working! someone please help!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Katyc099! Heartsmyface has a good point in bringing up skin care. Though it is important to have your cosmetic formulas work best for your skin, it's also going to be... see post
pivspie
Need skincare products/routine for dry sensitive skin
I am looking for some skin care products to help with my dry, sensitive skin (I have eczema). I am also prone to blocked pores if the formula is to thick and doesn't absorb well. I have my daytime moisturizer with SPF squared away, so this would be more for nighttime/weekend use.   I tried the High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Renewal and it didn't work for me. My skin never got moisturized, but would end up greasy and has started breaking out.   Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Manda
HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would never use GlamGlow Super Mud for dry skin. It is too drying for those with dry skin. Combination it is fine for but dry, I would avoid it. see post
Carapia03
This is long but i am desperate to find a good foundation for my oily skin...
I had never ventured outside of Mac, both Studio Fix and Pro Longwear were my go-to foundations. But they started to fade away, especially around my nose area. I went to Sephora cause I thought it was time for a change. I asked the associate who helped me what would be good for oily skin and for medium-full coverage and she introduced the Kat Von-D Lock It foundation. When she tested it on me, it felt light and the coverage was amazing. So i bought it and the primer she had used on me (MUFE Microperfecting). For the first couple of days i did not like how it was looking on me but i figured i needed to give it some time. I tried applying it different ways but nothing seemed to work and i looked even more oily than before. Even more, my face started to look older and the makeup was cracking. It also transferred, alot. So here i am, looking once again...help!
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WoogieMUA
BEAUTY MAVEN WoogieMUA / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would try using Milk of Magnesia as a primer. Just a dime size amount, emulsify it with your hands, and rub in all over your face (or only where you find yourself supe... see post
HelloCoffee
Sagging eyelids?
I am in my early 30s and am starting to notice that my eyelids are beginning to droop a bit. The skin isn't as tight as it used to be and my makeup doesn't come out as well as it used to (the shadow in the crease). I used the search bar, and the answers were from 2010-2012, nothing too recent (there may be new products?). I know there are no miracle products, but can anyone suggest an eye cream/serum that will help to prevent future eyelid sagging? Thanks!
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I start a new job in a few weeks, so as soon as the money starts coming in again, I will be able to begin my search and will definitely let you know any info : )   I wil... see post
calcutta
Night Cream Recommendations
Hi all,   I'm Looking for a night cream that will work with my mildly oily skin and somewhat visible pores. It has to be under the $65 price range, unless its in a value set.   I'm 28, btw, if that helps/ makes a difference.   Thanks in advance ladies and gents!
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bexrose
BEAUTY WHIZ bexrose / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
They don't carry the Invigorating Night Gel on its own anymore :( :(  It really was amazing. see post
LouLou1201
Help! I'm so desperate to find a product that works on my acne prone skiing.
I'm 31 and have suddenly broken out with painful acne that leaves scars. I've never had great skin but it's never been this bad. I wash my face morning and night. I've used Proactive (terrible), Perricone, even the oil cleaning method. I've switched from mineral makeup to an oil free liquid. Nothing has worked. Any advice? I'm desperate and embarrassed.
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I know right! I wish I knew about it too because it helps to work the acne from the inside and out. I read that it works a lot like Accutane. see post
skk150
Q. Makeup for Accutane users?
Hi everyone! I will be starting Accutane treatment this fall for acne in my T-zone, and I will need a new daily makeup routine to deal with dry, flaky skin. I'm very, very self conscious without makeup, so going fresh-faced probably won't be an option. I have very sensitive, very pale skin, and I'm worried that my usual makeup will look weird and fake if my skin is flaking. It would be amazing if y'all could help me choose some products for daily use! Thanks! This is what makeup I wear on a daily basis: -primer -foundation -concealer -powder -blush -highlighter -bronzer -nude eyeshadow -eyeliner (pencil) -mascara -lip gloss So if y'all could help me find moisturizing products that won't look conspicuous with dry skin, that would be amazing! Oh, and one last thing: my Sephora+Pantone Color ID is 1R02! Thanks so much!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Skk150, in addition to finding new cosmetics, please also be sure you're practicing sun safety (sport SPF even if it's not super sunny outside) daily and ensuring yo... see post
altocj
all natural anti-aging skin care
I need an all natural anti-aging skin care routine. Been using Caudalie and love it, but can't afford it any more ($400 ? Ouch). Suggestions on what to use?
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leopardprint
BEAUTY MAVEN leopardprint / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have to second @infinitise and say Juice Beauty. They just had an event at my Ulta (I hate Ulta, but the Juice gals were great) and I got a ton of samples to try, plus... see post
kimmy722
cleansing daily maintenance regiman
I just turned 39 and have a youthful look. I would like to keep it. Any suggestions on a cleansing/daily routine? I do have mild rosacea as well.   Thank you Kim
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Consider a mild formula that is also sulfate free like First Aid Beauty's Face Cleanser. Aloe, white tea, feverfew, licorice, and allantoin all work together to soothe r... see post
andyhtrieu
Clinique moisturizer replacement
I've been using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel for almost a year now getting bored of it. I feel like it's not giving me enough moisture. Is there anything similar or better to this? And under $35 would be great   oh and I have oily skin 
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laurenb703
BEAUTY BUFF laurenb703 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Sometimes I will use the Moisture Surge during the day under my normal SPF if I feel like my skin needs a little extra moisture (because sometimes just the SPF doesn't c... see post
lachaton
Skin Routine Overhaul - advice?
I'm sorry that this post is SO LONG, but I tried to include as much information as I could! I'm just finishing up the last of my daily routine products, and I'm on the look out for new skincare products since what I've been using hasn't been working that well.    I've looked around the skincare boards and done some research, so while I have some ideas about what products I might look into I would appreciate hearing back from some of you since you seem to have really great ideas and suggestions! So thank you in advance.   My skin: Oily - by afternoon, I notice my skin is a bit oily (it can feel a bit "slick" in some places) but I use products to try and combat this. T-zone area (less on my chin) and sometimes along my cheekbones.    Pores around my nose/centre of forehead - I wouldn't say my pores are large, but they are noticeable to me in these two areas. I tend to have more blackheads on my nose and chin, maybe a few on my forehead.    Very fair and freckled - so my skin isn't very "even" looking, and can be a bit blotchy.    Dry patches - I notice that if I don't use a good moisturizer, I am prone to dry patches once in a while (especially in winter). My nose can get flaky, along with my forehead and sometimes my chin. My guess is that the types of acne/oily skin products I've been using might be causing this.    Young skin - I'm in my 20s so aging skin isn't a problem yet. I have some good genes on my side, and I try to take care of my skin so I think that's helping. I'd like to prevent this, but it really isn't an issue or concern.   I have a couple small scars (mostly faded but still there).   Current routine: I've been using my Clarisonic regularly for a couple years with sensitive brushes, and I have no complaints. It works really well for me, and has made a drastic difference in my skin. I use it nearly every day.   First, I use the Dermalogica Precleanse. (I've used Dermalogica products before, and while they were decent they weren't amazing - a concern for me since they are pricey.) I follow that with The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Toner. I'm really not happy with this line - it really doesn't seem to help with my blemishes/acne.    For moisturizer, I've been using Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel. This is better than most moisturizers I've used, but it's still only okay. I've also been using the Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial which I think is too heavy for my skin. I have a sample of Dermadoctor Red Light Eye Lift I've been using.   As an exfoliate, I started using Korres Pomegranate Scrub which I love (so far). I bought it recently and I've been happy with it.   I've been using the Clinique Spot Treatment Gel on pimples (when I have any). It's a sample size, thankfully, because I'm really not a fan! It's far too drying for my skin and doesn't seem to clear anything up.    For masks, I've been trying out some new ones lately. I've never found anything I love enough to stick with long-term. I used GlamGlow's Supermud for a few months (about 4-5) and I liked it - but again, not AMAZING considering the price.    I don't really use any peels or serums. I've tried some, but they have been small samples so I couldn't really see any significant difference.   New products?   Korres Pomegranate/Yoghurt and Milk products? I've been eyeing some of these.  Caudalie - I've been eyeing the Favourites Kit (to try the cleansing water, sorbet, and Beauty Elixir. I've really been eyeing that elixir.) Or the Deep Cleansing Power Trio? Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser or Clear Complexion or Purifying? Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner Murad Toner? Philosophy Oxygen Peel? I'm planning on buying the Origins Charcoal Mask - it sounds like it would work well for me.   Acne Peter Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Murad Acne Clearing Kit - not sure whether this would be a good idea, because I'd rather focus on giving my skin what it needs to keep it healthy and happy which will hopefully help combat acne. I don't think my acne is severe enough to warrant acne products, to be honest. Peter Roth Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Kate Somerville EradiKate Treatment
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's normal for skin to produce oil throughout the day, but if you are getting flakes, it sounds like you are either exfoliating too much, using too harsh of a product o... see post