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How Much Does Your Face Cost, Skincare Edition?
Last night I saw someone (gloss13?) ask on the Luxury Skincare thread,  would you pay $1k for a skincare product...  and through the conversation that ensued, a few people pointed out that their entire routines might add up to that amount.    So, it got me thinking... if I were to add up my entire daily skincare routine, where would I be at on that spectrum?  I have some guesses, but I have a feeling this will still be an eye opener for me (and probably for many others, too).  I'm only going to go by total product cost, not normalized for daily usage, because nobody's got time for that!   I'll write down everything I use in a day and edit my total in here.  Please feel free to come share your skincare snapshots with me
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BEAUTY GURU RainbowRae / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I think most people that are regulars on bt know that I personally have struggled with finding anything I could use at all to clean my face whatsoever because I suffer f... 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 Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
8/27pm   I've been slacking since Wednesday and haven't been following all of my usual steps due to a recent dental surgery.  My skin is doing pretty well at the momen... see post
What are you watching? (Don't be a spoil sport - spoiler your spoilers)
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies!   It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons.    DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs.    Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it.    So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up? 
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@RainbowRae if you google fall premier you should get a few links for dates. :) I guess it can always change but gives us an idea :) see post
Skincare
Hi, I do not understand few things. I have tried few products from Sephora and a lot from Korean brands. When they are non-Korean brands they are hurting my face a lot. For example, Kate Somerville, Ole Henriksen's products, they hurt me a lot. However, when I use korean brands such as all Faceshop products, it's skin, Laneige, etc, they are a lot smoother, so I wonder why does it do this to me! And if I should be restricted to only buy from Korean brands.    thanks! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN jojoly0 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would love one that is good to get rid of acne scars mostly ;c... and then blackheads xD!  see post
Getting rid of Sun Spots and other imperfections.
Hello!  I need something to get rid of the sun spots on my face and other discoloration/redness/blotchiness.  I still have some pimples and blackheads on my face so I would like whatever I use to take care of all of it. I also have some acne scars.  I am 30 years old with fair skin.  What would you suggest I use?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @abird20,   My sister has spots from sun damage and she likes to use Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. This is a  dark spot serum with two per... see post
advice about skin care
I have been using rodan and fields reverse cleanser and toner and brightener, do you have anything like these?advice
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @dancerNancy,   I suggest looking into Murad's Radiant Skin Renewal Kit. This  anti-aging kit will help renew environmentally damaged skin by fading the appearan... see post
oily skin
I've noticed lately that my skin gets pretty oily especially with the hot weathered days. Is there any way to control my oily skin or reduce the appearance of my oily skin?
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BEAUTY BUFF Alysha12 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I only use lightly scent cleansers and toners. I use the toner everyday but only use the cleanser about 2 - 3 times a week. I have the Urban Decay Setting Spray. Sometim... see post
Recommended products for dry patches
I have dry patches under my eyes, the area just above my cheekbone, and every time I apply my foundation (Lancôme Rénergie Lift Makeup SPF 20), my foundation just sits on top of the dry patches and flakes off. Is there a foundation that could help with that or a way for me to hydrate my skin/get rid of the dry patches?   Thanks! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Kellyg99 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks for your help! :) see post
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Prism Cream
I've been looking for opinions on this product ever since I saw the shiny packaging. It sounds like fun, but I want to know if you think it does anything special for skin, other than look pretty.   I hear that grav3yardgirl talked about it in one of her haul videos, but I haven't been able to find the video, because she has so many hauls.   The reviews seem overwhelmingly positive, but most people seem to be using it as a highlighter.   I got a sample of it recently, and am trying to figure out the best way to wear it, but I'm not sure I need to buy it if it is only really a highlighter, because I have so many good highlighters already. I am mostly intrigued by the idea of wearing gold dust on my face and that it might be beneficial for my skin.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi polarbabe,   The gold in the Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Prism Cream helps to bring out the glow in your face! It works by  locking in moisture and keeping skin fi... see post
HEEEEEELLLLLP!
I have recently noticed I am getting fine lines under my eyes. I am only 30 but with 4 kids in my house I am surprised it did not start sooner. I have oily skin as a rule and I need a moisturizer that wont make me break out but will help slow this luggage down. ANY ADVICE IS HELPFUL! I also use the HD make up by sephora. It just seems to float off my skin on a pool of oil half way through the day.Any idea how to deal with this? THANKS in advance!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MOMunderFire,   Based on your concerns I would recommend the AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel or Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Trip... see post
Sensitive skin that's dry and aging
Does anyone have any suggestions for extremely sensitive dry skin? I have tried every drug store moisturizer and even keihls, lancome, estee lauder, philosophy. Nothing works. My dermatologist is struggling as well, everything burns, I mean eye watering burn, when it hits my skin. Within a few seconds my face is beet red, my rosacea flares up and then I get acne a few days later. My skin has been so dry lately and im starting to get fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes, so I know I need to do something. But nothing agrees with me! Anyone have similar issues or a miracle skin treatment? The last rx caused me to get cystic acne on my forehead and chin, it's just now clearing up and I am hopeful that something will work!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Mari32Mari / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi Lauren! I have the same issue and my skin's changed completely after the Luminesce Serum from Jeunesse (I bought on this website: chadebeleza.jeunesseglobal.com). It... see post
anti-wrinkle recommendation
I'm searching for anti- wrinkle cream and skin cleanser that helps with fine and deeper lines and will also help firm without increasing t-zone acne. I'm a long time Shiseido and have their future LX products, but would like something a little less expensive. Target areas are eyes, lips and neck. Any advise?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Laxin2mom,   I recommend trying out Peter Thomas Roth's Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toning Lotion! This will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and w... see post
HORMONAL ACNE
Hi,   I have been STRUGGLING with this issue.... for so many years already   I find that no skin care products help, as it comes from within the body.   So I am not asking for skin care help.. but rather, SUPPLEMENTS that help adjust the hormone back to a normal level.   I know all that blurb about eating right sleeping right and exercising and decreasing stress blah blah... but I need to know what SUPPLEMENT can help fight that male hormone which causes this ugly situation!! Also I know that female hormone supplement helps but it can cause weight gain so I don't want that..... plz give some suggestion???? thanks!!!!!!!!
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Sherintoronto / FRESH FACE / replied
If you're looking for something to naturally balance out your hormones, try a vitamin called ESTROTONE by New Chapter.   I use them because my hormones were completely ... see post
What Is a good deep cleansing mask/products?
I have normal skin and some acne on my chin and forehead I am trying to clear up. I wear a lot of makeup almost everyday and because of it my skin occasionally feels like its gross and clogged up from all the products. Is there anything that will help my skin to feel more clean and refreshed and get rid of all the gunk in my skin?
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Origin's charcoal mask is definitely the best product you can buy and it's not nearly as expensive as Boscia or GlamGlow (I've tried all of them). Although it sounds li... see post
Best Skincare For Oily Skin
Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows of any luxurious creams or masks for oil-prone skin? I'm looking for something that makes my skin feel really good, like a spa thanks!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sultananatalie,   I also have oily skin! I love wearing a mask or moisturizer that makes my skin feel so soft and clean!    I love Guerlain's Météorites Oxy... see post
Hi. What is the best skincare for acne prone dry to normal skin? Thank you!
   
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @wibbaysephora,   A great cleanser for acne prone skin is Boscia's Clear Complexion Cleanser. This cleanser will help  to purify and refine pores to maintain a c... see post
Best exfoliant for very dry, sensitive skin?
Hi all- I have extremely dry, flaky sensitive skin with moderate redness.  Lately I've been having some problems when I apply my makeup and even after just washing my face and moisturizing.  It seems like no amount of lotion, cream, oil, ect can moisturize my skin and keep the flakes from happening.  And after applying my makeup, my nose feels extremely rough (almost like sandpaper).  I'm thinking I may need to incorporate an exfoliator into my routine maybe once/twice a week but I have very sensitive skin on top of the dryness so I'm concerned about irritation.  About 6-8 months ago I tried to incorporate a drugstore scrub into my routine about once a week (I think it was one by the brand Alba) but I felt like it was too harsh.  Any suggestions on a good exfoliator for very dry, sensitive skin? I have been looking into the First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads and possibly the Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel, but I've never used a chemical exfoliant before. Any advice is appreciated!    Current Skincare Routine:   Morning- no face soap (just splash my face with a little bit of lukewarm water), Milk Makeup facial oil, Say Yes To Cucumbers Soothing facial moisturizer (drugstore)   Evening- Fresh Soy Facial Cleanser, coconut oil, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intense Hydration cream   I use Smashbox hydrating primer, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, NARS radiant creamy concealer, and Sephora brand pressed bronzer powder as far as my daily face makeup routine.  The tinted moisturizer and concealer I normally apply with a damp beauty blender.  
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also have dry sensitive (+redness) skin and I like Fresh's sugar face polish. It's nice and not too harsh.  Another one is Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher.  Had a ... see post
I'm looking for good, affordable products to reduce acne
I have a mild acne that I would like to reduce or if it is possible make it disappear, I have normal to dry skin and I used to prevent acne with natural products like Aloe Vera but, since my acne is a little bit more noticeable than it was before I think the best is to try a different product.   PS: I'm allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide, Petrolatum and Mineral Oil. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN tintintina / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You're welcome @Lilie001   Woooow, what a gorgeous venue!!  Congratulations!  see post
BB Cream/Tinted Moisturizer/CC Cream
I'm currently using Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream, but I'm looking for something with a little more coverage, preferably in the same price range. I got a sample of Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer a couple months back and absolutely loved it, but I really can't afford to be spending that much on a product I'll use up so quickly.   Does anyone know of any dupes? Or what is your favorite drugstore BB Cream/Tinted Moisturizer/CC Cream with medium coverage?   http://www.sephora.com/tinted-moisturizer-broad-sp ectrum-oil-free-P140906?skuId=1531441
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justbecalice / NEWCOMER / replied
Try Garnier bb cream the coverage is amazing and they have a formula for both dry and oily  skin. Good luck.     see post
What are the best sunscreens for sensitive skin?
I have very sensitive skin that tends to react to every sunscreen I try. Can anyone recommend any?
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BEAUTY MAVEN jquiii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Miracle 10 SPF 30   This is a medical grade skin care line that I've been using for over 2 years and it has completely changed my skin, for the better of course :P   ... see post
Toner?! Acne prone/sensitive skin
Hi everyone!   I've been thinking of purchasing a toner, but I have no idea what to try.  I was going to buy a Clinique toner, but a sales associate at sephora told me it would be too harsh on my skin. I have acne prone and sensitive skin, so I am always conscious about what I put on my face. I do use a prescription from my dermatologist, not sure if that matters or not! I would also like to avoid something that dries out my skin, I've finally gotten my dryness under control.   I'd appreciate the help! Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I've used Clinique's Type 4 toner (Oily Skin) for a few years now and it's been a miracle worker for me! I use it with their 3 Step Skincare (which includes the face was... see post
Eye Cream For Thinning Eyes
I have used hydrocortisone cream for years on my eyes to treat eczema, since I was a little kid. Now that Im getting older I have realized the side effects of hydrocortisone used for a prolonged time and want to prevent thinning and repair my skin.  I am basically looking for a hydrating eye cream that will assist with this if it even exists lol, not sure if thats asking too much but I have no idea where do even begin there are so many eye creams! Thanks 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sydneyd2612,   I went ahead and moved your post for you! You can now view it under Skincare/Other Skin Concerns.   As @krunce mentioned, a product with vitam... see post
Sunday Riley for Acne-prone
Hi guys!! It's been a while since i've been on beauty talk but I recently got super into Sunday Riley for some reason and have been deciding whether or not to get Luna Oil or Good Genes!  I'm comparing both and wondering which one you think would help the most for blemishes!  I started using the Good Genes every night for 3 days, broke out then realized I probably shouldn't have gone so gung ho!! So for the last five days i've been using it every second night and have seen a bit of improvement.     Any experiences or recommendations? I have samples of both to try at home  
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GranolaGal / RISING STAR / replied
I've been using Good Genes and Luna for about 6 months now. I have acne prone skin and fine wrinkles. Both were gone after a week of using Good Genes in the AM and Luna ... see post
HELP! Need Skincare
HELP! I'm looking for good skincare products. I have combination/oily skin. I tend to breakout a lot on my nose and around my temples. I'm usually oily in my t-zone. I use a drugstore acne facial wash twice a day but when I use it around my nose gets dry and some other parts of my face so sometimes I switch back and forth from acne wash to just a regular facial wash. I also crease a lot on my under eyes whenever I'm using makeup. OH! and I get a lot of blackheads on my nose. I'm being a tad bit needy lol, I'm looking for a good facial cleanser, good moisturizer, face masks and also maybe under eye care.   
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BEAUTY MAVEN jquiii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Based on your post I feel like we have pretty comparable skin types and problem areas. I'm a huge fan of Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer which is the perf... see post
Help! Combination Skin
Hello! I have combination skin - oily t-zone and dry cheeks - and I breakout pretty much all the time on my nose, above my lips and on my chin. I also have loads of tiny bumps under my skin in these areas which makes finding a good foundation hard. I find it hard to find skincare and makeup that works for me, and I don't want to keep spending money on products that aren't working for me.   Currently, I use Philosophy's Purity cleanser (which seems to be working well), Alpha-H's liquid gold, Mario Badescu's toner mist and a moisturiser from the Body Shop. Makeup wise, i'm missing a primer from my routine, but I use Nars Sheer Glow as a base, which sometimes breaks up around my oily areas, especially in the summer.    I'm looking for some suggestions for: - a face mask - a primer - anything else that you would recommend for my skin type.   Thanks! xo
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The Origin's Rose Clay mask is a great suggestion along with their charcoal mask! You should try Clinique's 3 Step Skin Care routine Type 3 for combination oily skin! I... see post
4 Ways to Use Custom Blot Drops
  Hey Beauty Talk Babes! Have you tried our summertime superstar, Custom Blot Drops? It zaps excess shine whenever and wherever. Oh, and whatever, too. It mattifies your products as well as your skin!  Here are 4 ways to start! 1. Ridin’ Solo   Feel like an au natural day, perhaps poolside or at the beach? Add a few Custom Blot Drops  onto your palm, then press it on your shiny, oil-prone zones.  Now you can rock your amazing bare face without looking like you spent too much time over the grill!   Pro-Tip: Use it as a nighttime blotting treatment for super oily skin to go to bed feeling fresh. 3. Mix & Matte   Do you have a foundation that could use a little extra shine control?  Mix in a few drops of Custom Blot Drops into your foundation to lessen the shine and give yourself an all over matte finish.   3. Ace Your Base   You might be surprised to learn that applying Custom Blot Drops BEFORE foundation will also help control excess shine.. It’s the perfect base before your base. Use your fingers to press a few drops all over your complexion. Follow with your primers and foundations. Have you tried this technique? Tell us by commenting below. 4. Shine Shield Not a fan of using powder to set your foundation? Use Custom Blot Drops as the final step of your routine and lock in your makeup for all-day shine control. This works best for normal to mildly oily skin.  If you have very oily skin, you should continue to bake, set, & finish with translucent setting powder.  If it works, don’t change it      If you’re touching up throughout the day always remember. If you swipe, you wipe. So press the product onto the oily parts of your skin and avoid rubbing it on. Tati truly explains it best. Watch her video ( https://youtu.be/cCc7txXQZkg)  to see how well Custom Blot Drops held up on her skin throughout the day. ---   Now that you’re in-the-know about Custom Blot Drops, tell us--how many ways have you tried or will now try?  Are you using them in creative ways we’ve missed here?  Let us know!  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I saw Tati's review as well and thought it really worked for her. I could see it holding on in her updates.  see post
Products to reduce Acne scars?
I have a couple red spots and a few brown spots on my cheeks from acne. What products can I buy to reduce this?   I started using Shiseido enriched mositurizer / night mask and mud clay as well.   I prefer shiseido if possible.    Thank you  
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BEAUTY MAVEN jquiii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation!!   Has worked wonders in a short amount of time, highly recommend this for all skin types! see post
Sagging skin
I have been using all Shiseido products for over 6 years and love all the products but now I am noticing the skin near my chin and cheeks are saggy - is there a specific facial products to use
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ria1969,   I would recommend incorporating a firming serum into your skincare routine to help with the loss of firmness you're starting to see. A couple that I hi... see post
NUDE Skincare Thread
I was thinking we should have an "official" NUDE Skincare thread, in case something comes out from this new NUDE story that is happening lately. ( And even if not. ) So we can follow it all here. There are some threads, but those are more just questions and inquiries about NUDE stuff. It would be easier to have all things NUDE at one place, so we can all share news, updates, those possible new products, and anything NUDE here.   This is an announcement on Beautycounter about NUDE Skincare:   "It is with great excitement that we announce Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has acquired the worldwide assets of NUDE Skin Care, Inc. and NUDE Brands, Ltd. founded by Ali Hewson, the wife of musician and social activist, Bono. As a result of this deal, and their genuine interest in our products and mission, Bono will join the company as an investor and Ms. Hewson will join the Board of Directors of Counter Brands, LLC. Similar to our partnership with Target, this validation from such respected public figures will lead to increased brand awareness and client base. We are thrilled to have them join our team. The synergy between our two companies – from mission to ingredient selection process – makes NUDE a logical and compelling addition to our growing brand portfolio. We believe that incredible things are possible for our business and our unwavering advocacy work in D.C. For the foreseeable future, the Beautycounter and NUDE lines will exist as they do today."   They also said:  "“We will continue to sell through their existing channels of distribution,” Renfrew said of Nude. “The idea is to grow the channels of distribution as well as the product line as a whole,” she said."   Also: "NUDE products are currently available in the US on Sephora.com, across Europe in Space.NK stores and online, in Australia in Mecca stores and Mecca.com."   Response from Sephora's CS ( 6/30/2016 ): "The Nude Skin care line has been highly anticipated with our clients, and we can certainly appreciate your interest! At this time, some of the NUDE products are limited edition and will be on our site as supplies last, while other products are on our site to stay! We suggest staying tuned to Sephora's promotional emails, as new product launches are frequently announced via email. Additionally, keep checking back on our website under the Quick Link "Just Arrived"."   If you have any news, please feel free to share them here. If you have questions, post them here, and hopefully someone will have answers. Or we can all "investigate" together and try to find out what's cooking.    
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HALL OF FAMER tsavorite / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@lyravega, It's OOS again! see post
I work outside which makes me sweat a lot! Now I have the worst acne.
Hey there! I am so lucky to love my job but I work outside. I work in merchandise and live in Florida. After about five minutes outside you are already sweating up a storm! My shifts are about 8 hours long outside with two thirty minute breaks. Does anyone have any recommendations of what I should use to help my skin? I always wear my hair up and my problem area is my jaw and cheeks.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Acne around the chin is usually hormonal. What spf do you use? see post