Does anyone have any critiques of Caroline Hirons? I've been following her blog and recommendations, and have been extremely impressed so far. Are there any other beauty/skin care blogs out there that come from a different school of thought? Also, does anyone on here use Biologique Recherche? I recently purchased P50 (the 1970 one) and have started using it, but struggle to get past the awful smell!
So I got a facial yesterday for the first time. Lovely experience, although she was a crappy masseuse. However my skin didn't really look all that different. I struggle with large pores/blackheads (or whatever the new term for black spots on the nose is). They are the bane of my existence, and I've had them since I was 13. Pore strips work alright, but I feel they are pretty harsh and I don't like using them. I have a pretty vigorous exfoliation routine (alternate with a scrub and clay masks every day), PTR's 2% AHA 10% BHA serum, glycolic acid toner, ect. but I still have these spots. They have gotten better, but are still there, so I thought a facial where they did more intense exfoliation or extractions would help. Maybe I just need a better esthetician? The majority of the salons around me are Aveda salons, and I'm not completely sold on that brand. Anyways, the point of my ramblings are, do you get regular facials? What brands do they use? How would you suggest choosing a good spa/salon?
Hi! Fisrt off let me just apologize if I put this in the wrong catogory as this is my 1st time posting anything on here (still confused as all get out, lol)! So anyway, I'm having a rosey cheek (& not in a good way) hotmess episode & I could use some much appreciated help w/ some skin care advice. I'm not sure what caused this or exactly if that is "all" it is being I went to see my derma (well, he was out so I saw the nurse practioner lady) & she said : (1.) Yes, it prob. has something to do w/ my recent full hysto, (2.) I told her I had gotten a delux sample of Hope In a Jar Night & tried it 1 time, then (not thinking I suppose) got up the next A.M. & sat by a window too read & got rosey cheeks that kinda "stuck around from what I can recall"....idk, (3.) I'm STRESSED AS H*** here lately, and (4.) that I have ROSACIA! However, from what I have seen & read doing my own research I don't think I have Rosacia. I have a half $+ size place on my left cheek & a quarter + size place on my right cheek (not in a perf. circle of course) that don't react to hot, cold showers/ weather, no where else on my face, & doesn't get brighter or "spread", and has no acne / bumps w/ it. The cream she gave me kinda scared me when I found it on-line "by accident" when a comercial came on 2day (something like redisnotnormal.com - it had a dalmation on it! lol). It's called MIRVASO. It scared me b/c of the "patients w/ depression part" b/c I have Bipolar & take medication for it (& some heart & muscle issues-just b/c that is scary). Besides, I think she may be wrong from what I seen/ read (& she isn't the Dr., can't wait to see him BLAH). To the Point (just wanted to fill u in w/ everything)- -I need to know what options here at Sephora are the best when it comes to treatments : Like Creams & Treatments ( I have the UD face spray & I LOVE it but need something with a POW that I can add to my daily regume) -I also need some help w/ maybe a spot treatment, or good-4-u powder, concealer, etc. * I already use the Clinique 3 Step for Dry skin and add some other goodie to it here & there (oils, rich creams, etc.). I use the Clinique eye creams and add or swap out sometime w/ some of my point perk eye creams. I have also recently changed from Clinique face powder(s) to Bare Minerals Go (Veil) powder & have a cpl of BB's & CC's like Boscia, Tarte, Clinique CC, and a bunch I haven't even tried yet (wow, right). I have the Dr. Jart, UD Naked, and the Hourglass Spr Primer that came w/ the Giv. lipstick & Marc. J mascara, etc. * I NEED SOME MAJOR REGROUPING, HUH?! I THINK I DO. SOME DIRECTION OR SOMETHING. ( ^ that being said I have TON'S & TON'S of new & unused AWESOME prod's to add to 1 of those traveling beauty boxes! I just don't have a clue how to get in on the action/ or if I can! lol) But yeah, that's the scoop on my dilema of craziness ! ANY & ALL HELP, ADVISE, AND DIRECTION WOULD BE WONDERFUL & MOST APPRECIATED. So please, help a sister out! Thanks You!
I've been using It's Potent! for a few years, and it worked okay at first, but now that I've started to develop fine lines it isn't helping at all. They were my unwanted 26th birthday gift, lol. Does anyone have a recommendation for anything for darkness and fine lines under the eyes?
How do I know if the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is powerful enough to protect my skin from the sun? I use a separate moisturizer with SPF 30 and I don't rely on foundation as my only source of sun protection On Beautypedia, Paula and her team rates some foundations, BB creams, etc. as poor because it doesn't provide sufficient protection, even if it has SPF. I know that she isn't very well liked on BT and some of the sources that she uses are from the early 2000s. Help?
BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air): So, any mask recommendations? Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)
Hi I was wondering if any one knew of a good face cream or pore minimizer. I have really dry skin especially it gets really dry on my nose and peels. If anyone can suggest any good products i'd appreciate it thank you
Hello :3 I also need a new skincare routine! My face is looking really bad lately, I have a lot of breakouts and my skin just looks super dull (it's not obvious in the photo because I'm wearing BB cream and some powder). When I wake up, I usually have dryness around my mouth. I have fine lines/creases under my eyes, dark under eye circles, redness - also dark eyelids on the top! This is my current routine: Morning 1. Origins Frothy Face Wash 2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream 3. THen I apply BB cream and my makeup Nightime 1. Origins Frothy Face wash 2. Almay Eye makeup remover wipes 3.The Body shop Vitamin E Eye cream 4. Aveeno Vit C nighttime moisturizer I also use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil face mask about 1x/week but it doesn't seem to help, sometimes I use a drugstore Freeman mask instead; and I exfoliate sometimes with St Ives Apricot Scrub but I think it has made my skin worse- I just started using it and now I have these big acne looking circles near my nose! Or it could b because I started using Burt's Bees makeup wipes for about week and Ive never used makeup wipes to take off my makeup, I let my face wash do that. So idk, but one of those things made my skin much worse. So Im going to stop with the makeup wipes and I want a different scrub I think. I've tried using witch hazel as a toner but that also made my skin worse. I really don't think I need a toner. My skin doesn't seem too dry or oily, just acne prone, dull, and serious eye darkness/wrinkling. Thank you for reading :3 xxxxx
I have dry skin but I'm very prone to acne… Specially when I get my period. I decided to start an acne treatment which has made my skin ridiculously dry and flaky. I use Josie Maran Argan Oil as moisturizer which worked prior to starting the acne treatment but it's not enough right now. What moisturizer do you suggest I use ?
This question may seem a bit strange, but here goes: I've been told by Sephora girls, MUAs, estheticians and the like, that when you first start a new skincare product or regimen, to give your skin 28 days to regenerate and go through the purge period to get used to the product. I've always followed this rule, and it's served me well. However, what about products you use once a week? Or bi-weekly? Or monthly? I'm mostly talking about masks. Why would they work in one treatment, when all other skincare products take four weeks of regular use to become accustomed to? Does this mean that I should use a mask once per week for four weeks in order to see the most optimal results? I'm just a bit confused on the subject, and I don't want to give anyone the wrong information or to be dismissing masks after one try because I didn't get good results (I'm looking at you, GlamGlow BrightMud) the first time I tried it.
I had a chemical peel done and it has left my face dry and dehydrated. This is the first time it has happened. It's been over three weeks and my face still feels tight. Keep in mind, my skin type is oily. I was wondering if anyone else who has done chemical peels to recommend an aftercare product that they enjoy using. Any suggestions?
My hands are really taking a beating this winter, both from the bitter cold and working in the lab for many hours. What is the most serious, hardcore hand cream/mender out there? I always use L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, and it's just not enough. I tried a sample of JM Infinity Oil as a base, and it sits on my skin without penetrating and helping to hydrate my skin. The FAB Ultra Repair Concentrate just sits on my skin as well. I'd love to hear recs from all of you BBFF's for my sad, dry, peeling hands
Hello! I'm looking for a new acne cleanser that won't be too harsh and will be more hydrating than traditional acne cleansers. I have tried ones by Murad and find them to be too harsh for my sensitive skin. I have combination skin, but my skin seems to be lacking moisture more lately so I think I need to change my skin care routine. As of right now I'm using: Morning - *Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser ( I really liked this, especially during the summer but it seems to make my skin tight feeling after using it) *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum *Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil (As a substitute eye cream) *Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Nightime - *Lush Ultrabland *Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleasner *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum *Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil *Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial I'm considering switching to Ren but other opinions would be gladly appreciated Thank you so much! http://www.sephora.com/clearcalm-3-clarifying-clay -cleanser-P265700?skuId=1587724
So i'm a skincare junkie that tries anything and everything. My routine got boring so I decided to change everything up. New cleansers, toners, serums, etc. I've got everything else, but now i'm having a hard time deciding on a moisturizer. I have DRY skin. Extremely dry. I want something moisturizing, but not too thick, and no spf (i use sunscreen separately) The ones I have picked out are Kate Somerville's goat milk cream, Fresh lotus youth preserve radiance lotion (i used the one in the jar, loved it, but i still want to switch things up), and shiseido ibuki refining moisturizer enriched. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well. Caudalie's moisturizer is my favorite (red & white tube, can't remember the name), and i purchased the green & white tube to switch it up. Nothing from origins or ren, please (have both, put them away too.) Edit: I use oils too Currently using boscia's tsukabi oil & regular sweet almond oil, both are my favorites. I don't really care for argan oil (it's a little too light for my skin, but the last time I tried it was a few years ago.)
I've heard so many good things, but I have NO idea what it is, besides that you probably brush your skin... while it's dry... But really, any tips and tricks to getting started would be appreciated, because I have tons of questions: 1) What kind of brush do I use? 2) Is llama hair okay? 3) Brush recommendations? 4) Does this mean I finally have to get a Clarisonic? 5) How often do I need to clean the brush? 6) Do I brush before or after showering? 7) Do I brush before or after moisturizing? 8) Is face dry-brushing a thing? 9) What if my face has a mustache? 10) How do I brush sensitive skin? 11) What are the benefits of dry brushing besides getting rid of skin flakes? 12) Any horror stories (bad experiences)? Edit: Added numbers to the questions!
This is the reason why I now do threading, but that is so painful for me! The woman I used to do my makeup before says she wants to try it and see what happens. She mentioned prepping the skin first and then doing the waxing. Anyone else have the scabbing issue?
I live in TX and the winters are terribly dry here. I changed my body wash routine and don't have to worry abt dry skin on my body but my face is another story. My skin has become so dry it's flaky. My routine is face wash followed by Josie Marian Aragon oil (abt 5 or 6 drops) followed by Bare minerals moisturizing face lotion. When I leave, my skin looks great and dewy and no dryness, but fwd to 4 hrs later and it's flaky again! any advice? do you think adding more drops of oil should do the trick?
Hi All! I am in need of an exfoliator. I have very sensitive, combo skin (with some acne). I know exfoliators need to not be harsh but I really want there to be enough "scrub" that I feel it is working - sometimes I don't get that with exfoliators? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
My skin has been very, veRY, VERY dry this winter, so I decided to try out beauty oils. I have been experimenting with Josie Maran's Argan Oil and Tarte's Maracuja Oil. However, they seem to keep bothering my eyes. It doesn't burn or anything. It just feels like it is in my eyes and sometimes makes them water. Am I simply putting them too close to my eyes? Are there guidelines where to apply oils? Is anyone else having/had this issue?
For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
Hey I am not really sure if anyone has a similar issue or not but when it comes to using eye shadows on my eyes, my right eye always starts to get wet on the inner top corner, causing the make up to smear and come off. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone before and what their fix was, I would really love to be able to do cool things with my eye shadow instead of being binded to wearing just mascara all the time. Thanks!