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For all of my organic and natural skin care mavens, what is your go to exfoliator? And how do you feel about the powdered versions?
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not organic but natural. I'm a big fan of Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. Most natural exfoliators rely on sugar or nut shells, which are too big/sparse or too abrasive for a... see post
skincare routine - recommendations?
Hi! I was seeing if any ladies out there had some recommendations for products they have been using. I'm turning 25 in a few weeks, and looking for some new products. I have comination skin, acne-prone and scarring. Looking for day and night products!  Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ah, that's within 2 yrs of my age and similar skin concerns. My favorites are: 1. Origins Charcoal or GlamGlow Supermud. I use them 1-2 times a week to keep my pores cl... see post
Which primer?
I will be going to Hawaii for a month and I think that due to the humidity I will need a primer to ensure my makeup has some staying power. Right now I am using the NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and it lasts for me without any primer until about 3-4pm when applied at 7 am. I am in between choosing three different primer options at the moment. Any thoughts on the following:   Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Ultra Smoothing Primer  http://www.sephora.com/beauty-amplifier-ultra-smoo thing-primer-P412147?skuId=1829274&icid2=products% ...   Cover FX Calming Primer  http://www.sephora.com/calming-primer-P388019?skuI d=1641281&icid2=products%20grid 388019   NARS Pore & Shine & Control Primer   http://www.sephora.com/pore-shine-control-primer-P 415963?skuId=1900117&icid2=products%20grid 415963   Or any other recommended primer? I do have oily skin when it comes to the afternoon and more dry in the morning.        
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Clarins primer all the way! If you have oily or dry skin, then Hourglass mineral veil/no.28 are awesome, but for combo skin, Clarins for me.   You can go try them on y... see post
What is the best concealer for purple colored under eyes
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
a peach colored corrector would offset the purple @brookevio11 see post
what type of foundation would you recomend to use for oily skin
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @Jenn0501 you can narrow your search by skin type during the search process.  see post
SOS! OILY SKIN FROM H3LL!
I have suffered from oily skin for my entire life. I try to be thankful because I know I'll continue to have fewer wrinkles when I'm older however, for right now I want to die!    I have acne prone skin as well (as if it doesn't already go hand in hand!) and I'm currently looking to totally revamp my skincare/makeup routine. I've used foundations such as Kat Von D lock it foundation which moved whenever I would even touch my face, transferring to my hands, you could actually SEE where I had touched my face because the foundation would transfer and separate so badly. I've also tried Nars foundation, Tarte Shape tape concealer which I actually love, but don't think it's great for my oily skin sadly I'm obsessed with Laura Mercier setting powder, and have tried some drugstore foundations, but everything seems to literally want to slide off my face.    I have used benefit porefessional primer for about six months and though I love it, I also don't think this is great for oily skin. My Becca poreless primer seems to work well, but I'm open to other suggestions as well.   I'm thinking a lot of this could be helped over time with the right skin care. The right wash, toner, moisturizers, and masks could really do the trick as I notice the difference with masks almost immediately, my face loves them! Any good face/sheet mask suggestions for oily/acne prone skin? I've read that I should be hydrating my skin more even though it is oily... I'll literally take all the help I can get!   Thanks! xx
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HALL OF FAMER kariyava / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had similar skin issues as you do and my skin has improved greatly now that I am serious about skincare.  I use a mix of drugstore and mid-range skincare, all of which... see post
Recommendations Please!
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for acne cleansers, creams, etc. for teenage skin.  I suffer from breakouts all over my face- mostly small bumps and some scarring.
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itsvictoria / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you so much Nikko- I will try these out!   Best Wishes, Victoria see post
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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HALL OF FAMER dalidyli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm looking for a natural/organic moisturizer.
I'm looking for a natural/organic moisturizer.  I have dry skin.  I don't necessarily need the moisturizer to have SPF in it.  Does anyone have any recommendations?
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SIGHTSEER jbenny / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Juice makes great moisturizers.   see post
Dr. Gross Real Results Challenge
Turn your skin on! We can’t wait for you to try our NEW C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum. This weightless, fast-absorbing gel-serum is power-packed with our proprietary vitamin C (3-O C technology) and energy complex plus collagen amino acids.    Rev up tired looking skin for a tighter and brighter complexion! During the challenge, see an improvement in imperfections like dullness, dark spots, rough texture, and expression lines as skin is repaired and protected from aging and environmental aggressors.   Use this thread to share your results, learn tips, and ask any questions you may have. We will be checking here throughout the challenge to answer your questions.  Can’t wait to see your results!
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I bought the full size of this during the sale and I'm on the fence about it. I'd love a challenge to see what other's have to say and see your results.  see post
Klairs Vitamin C Serum Expiring?
Hey ladies, I've been using the Klairs C serum for the last three months, pretty religiously and it's been amazing. However, this morning I noticed a little yellow spot inside the pipette that disposes the serum. It's too large to enter or exit the pipette so I'm fairly certain that it's a fungal growth. I tried getting a picture but it's too small and the pipette glass is too reflective for a helpful image.   However, like I said, I've only had the serum and been using it for 3 months. The serum has a shelf life of 12 months from opening the bottle. Has this happened to anyone else? I purchased the serum from sokoglam in late November.    Also, what do you guys think? Is it contaminated? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Bananya sorry you didn't get an answer, did you find anything out?   I tried googling Klairs for their CS contact info.. how sketchy it is that they have 6 emails ... see post
Charlotte Tilbury dry sheet mask
Has anyone had a chance to try the dry sheet mask from Charlotte Tilbury. I'd love to know if it works! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Kim888 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have tried it. It definitely does something---when I took it off there was product delivered on to my face which i then rubbed in like I would have after using a wet m... see post
Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All
This is a place to discuss everything skincare.   - Have a question about a product (Or type of product) - Need recommendations - Learned a new tip or trick you want to share with fellow skincare junkies - New to skincare and lost about where to start - Have a skincare emergency ( Bad reaction, broken dropper, lost lid of a jar) Images From top left to clockwise (Essencz, Garnier, Men's Fitness, Harper Bazaar)   We have some great thread about skincare but I feel we don't have a general place to discuss skincare which is open for everything from lowend products to luxury skincare.    Other skincare threads you may like to explore   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Al l-about-Luxury-skincare-Come-in-and-chat-about-you ...   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/D aily-Skincare-what-are-you-using/m-p/2716765#M8681      
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@greenchilli it is quite the shenanigans! :)  I believe the basis of the lawsuit is actually for their Bionic cream, but it seems to have opened them up to investigation... see post
Help! Need VitaZing moisturizer substitute!
I use the Origins Vitazing moisturizer every day instead of foundation - it gives me a perfect smoothing look without a 'foundation-y' look and it's low maintenance and doesn't make me break out. But Sephora has been out of the Vitazing for weeks now, and I'm running out!    Is there another lightly tinted moisturizer that would be a good substitute? Any suggestions? I've tried Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer which I didn't care for (too sunscreen-y smell and too tinted), and Dr Jart's BB cream which looked fabulous but made me break out something awful. 
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BEAUTY BUFF velvety / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
No I never did!! I tried the Garnier BB cream on a recommendation and it was bleh. Nothing like the Vitazing. I also tried the Dr Jart Pores No More which was OK but a l... see post
Body Cleanse - Face Breakouts?
I have some pretty bad stomach issues & in between going to the doctor i"ve been told to try a detox. I never did because I'd always felt peculiar about them. Anyways - I finally decided to try it...& my face is HORRIBLE!!!   Is this normal? Does this have anything to even do with it? Honestly, it just  made me feel better just to blame it on something else rather than my skin just purely sucking!     I also heard a cleanse would help my skin because I would be getting rid of all the gross yuck inside! Is this true?   These are the products I'm using now (GENTLE! - I don't get it!)   -Kate Sommerville Goatmilk Cleanser  -Josie Maran - I switch back and forth between The Argan Oil, Face Butter, Day Moisturizer w/ SPF (mainly the SPF during the day & I'll add the oil if my face is pretty dry - it's been super dehydrated lately!)  Kate Sommerville Exfolicate Wash - I just bought this yesterday bc once this is over I know I'm gonna need. Gotta be prepared! lol     Bascailly - are these good products to be using during a time like this? Is there anything else I can do to help this issue?
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BEAUTY MAVEN MrsMia123 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello,  I'm so sorry to hear that! What kind of cleanse are you doing? You should try some of the Renew Life products (http://www.revital.co.uk/renew-life?p=1), they ar... see post
what do guys think of sunday riley CEO?
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Katingting22 what I heard you say is..   "Insomniacmuffin.. go to bed!!"   HEHEHE. see post
about makeup which shade is to use
hello ladies...ii need some help from you..mine is dark brown skintone and combination skin..please prefer me which type of makeup products should i use for face  make up
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @kittu    We won't be able to recommend from that description..   is there a foundation you have, or have tried, that was the right color? If so, let us know the ... see post
Youth To The People
What's everyone's thoughts on Youth to the People? I personally adore the scent and love how fresh my skin feels after!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried it yet @jessicabb but I saw that they had a new mask out and was curious.. Spinach?   Haha, hope it doesn't make my face stay green.. but I'll be check... see post
Dry and Oil
My face is oily skin type but it becomes dry and rough after washing. What type of skin care I should use?
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Laudrey / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks!! :) see post
Best face mask for acne prone skin?! Anything out there able to control it?! HELP!
Hi everyone!    I'm looking for a good face mask to use once a week, that will help control my acne and prevent further breakouts. I know there are a ton of good ones out there, just trying to find something that will FINALLY work for me!   Thanks, y'all. I appreciate it  
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Kristengrab12,    I have pretty acne prone skin and one of my favorites is First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay. It's a peel off mask and I ... see post
Concealer for Dry Under eyes??
I have pretty dry under eyes! I moisturize a lot so I don't have dry patches after applying concealer..but it looks and feels so dry. I currently use the Nars creamy concealer. Does anyone have a concealer that doesn't dry their under eyes/accentuate the dryness? I want to try the Urban Decay one but I heard its drying. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @makeuppundit,    If you like the concealer you're using now, I may try to address this through skincare. I recommend using a hydrating eye cream to assist with t... see post
Hydrating Toner for Dry Skin?
Hey guys, I'm currently in the market for a hydrating toner that isn't a facial mist that actually hydrates like it says it will. I have dry sensitive skin and on nights that I use a retinol or an acid serum I like to balance it with a hydrating toner, but I don't even know where to start looking. Help?
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Whamisa Deep Rich Essence Toner is beautifully hydrating. I have dry, somewhat sensitive skin, as well. I really liked how super hydrating this one was, but it didn't ag... see post
Moisturize your skin and retain elasticity with Collagen and Olive Oil Soap!
Do you have UV damaged dry skin like me? As we get older, two components of our skin, collagen and elastin, degenerate, setting the stage for the appearance of wrinkles, creases, folds, and furrows. The breakdown of these components, accelerated by sun exposure and gravity, results in the sagging skin of old age.   I've started using a Anti Aging Collagen and Olive Oil Moisturizing Soap by Joesoef Skin Care for my every day routine. It softens and smoothes my skin minimizing lines and wrinkles. It's good for dry to Normal skin. I use the soap on my face and body. You can find their product online. Great moisturizer bar! <3       
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @BocaBeauty I feel like the package reminds me so much of another product, but I can't place my finger on it! agh, that is gonna tease me. see post
Eye Creams and Face Serums
Hi Beautiful Friends,   I am in my mid twenties and looking for a good eye cream. I have some very small fine lines starting on the corners of my eyes so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.   As for my skin it's normal to dry and I'm looking to try a vitamin c serum. I've tried Glo cosmetics and liked that product, I'm currently using Argan Oil from Josie Maran and my skin soaks that up.    Any travel masks you would recommend I'm going on vacation soon and would love to buy one for my trip.
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like Origins eye cream, all of them except for GinZing, they have great ingredients and are affordable. As for vitamin C serum, I like Ole Henriksen Truth Serum. If yo... see post
Need to upgrade my skincare - looking for a good anti-aging regimen
I'm in my early thirties and started noticing my skin changing a bit. It's a bit rough sometimes and I have a few lines under my eyes. Also, my dark circles are getting worse. Nothing too noticeable, but I would like to get this fixed or prevent more if possible.   Looking for suggestions on what works for other women in their 30s. What moisturizers, serums, etc. do you suggest?    Also,I have the following items in my cart. Any comments on these would help too:    Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex   SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil    CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief   OLEHENRIKSENTruth Serum®   Dr. Dennis Gross SkincareAlpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have combo skin and loooooooves Fresh Lotus cream! Clinique Moisture Surge is nice but more basic and not as anti-aging. I've used all the products you have in your ca... see post
Best of the Best: What Are Your Favorite Natural Skincare Products?
Hey BeautyTalkers!    I have noticed a lot of chatter about natural skincare products in the beauty world. There is no perfect definition of 'natural skincare' but I am thinking of products that are labeled partially or 100% organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, plant-based, or just made with simple ingredients.    There are a lot of reasons a product may be considered natural so without overcomplicating the definition I have a question for you all: What are your favorite natural skincare products?       Looking forward to reading your responses!    
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BEAUTY BOSS AmazingGrace333 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you for this thread! My low-buy has been lifted and great timing--I had eczema break out all over my body including face so had to start all over again with skinca... see post
Sunday Riley Bionic Cream Discontinued?
Does anyone know if Sunday Riley has discontinued its Bionic cream? It's no longer showing on Sephora website or at most other websites. This is the first anti-aging type cream with bells and whistles that I've been able to use without any reactions.   Can a mod pipe in and confirm?
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BEAUTY MAVEN twingrandma / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The class-action complaint, which was filed in early December of last year, according to legal news site Law 360, centers around Bionic, an anti-aging cream made w... see post
Any suggestions for eyelid ezcema?? HELP
I have tried everything under the sun!   I just want a really strong, extremely moisturizing  eye cream that contains no sulfates, parabens, or frangrances and is ok for sensitive skin! the only thing that has kind of worked on me is burts bee's honey chapstick and olive oil....imagine that every day and trying to wear makeup and not look like you were punched in the face!   I know I'm sadly not the only one suffering, please share any tips or tricks for relief and I will owe you for life!   Thanks ladies Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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SIGHTSEER BreilaRose / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
So late reply but, I'm seconding the First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream. I get eczema on my eye lids all the time and I will use this as my eye cream and it clears it u... see post
Redness treatment
Don't have acne, but have some redness left from scarring.  Any suggestions on best skincare products to use to get rid of the redness? 
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HALL OF FAMER Ikon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@jadelovesephoraI find the Darphin Intral line to be quite good and effective. Just caution if you're very sensitive to scents. The line is all natural but some of the c... see post
Wedding makeup for newby
I'm looking for makeup for my wedding in September that'll hold up in heat and sweat/tears/possible rain. (I know I'm asking a lot but I have no idea where to start. I am overwhelmed by so many choices at Sephora) I have very sensitive skin that breaks out with most of the covergirl, neutrogena, and Avon foundations.  I recently tried tarte rainforest of the sea foundation, and I love it. Hasn't broken me out yet! Will it cause flashback? I need a blush that won't disappear in 2 hours. What is a good one? Also would highlight be a bad idea since I'm oily?  This world of makeup is confusing. What is a good place to start with the start of it all being my wedding?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats on the up-coming big day! :D   If your skin tends to be more sensitive and you're a bit overwhelmed at where to start or what to do for makeup, starting early... see post