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Q. dry sensitive flaky skin
I'm looking for a good moisturizer/cleanser/exfoliator for my  sensitive, dry, flaky patches skin, that breaks out pretty easily ( it's a lot i know)  I had been using clinique for years when it suddenly started to make me itch. Thanks in advance!
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A. Sounds like my skin, if left alone (without all routine...). Try NOT exfoliating for few days or a week.  I exfoliate every week very gently with cleansing cloths and ... see post
Q. What is a good product in general for break outs?
I use to have great skin but maybe a year ago I developed a problem with cystic acne and I think it was BC related but I've been long off of that and my face does not break out as bad but I still do get breakouts more than I use to and I have some acne scars. I have combination skin and it is more normal than dry but I do get dry spots occasionally. I'm very on top of my face care so I don't know if my skin has gotten use to my cleanser I use now maybe? I was hoping to see if anyone would recommend a great cleanser or even a lotion? I can't honestly call my skin bad BUT when I break out I do break out. I've looked at the Kate Somerville Eradicate Acne spot treatment with the sulfur in the bottle but read it can dry out your skin but would that possibly be something good to try? Anything to get my skin nice again and I do use a pore minimizer and I do have a Glamglow mask. Both work but I'm hoping for something a little more. 
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A. As I got older (late 20's early 30's) I started dealing less with whiteheads and more with cystic acne. (I had gone off BC around this time as well.)  Are the cysts typi... see post
Does anyone out there know a face serum that is comparable to Nude Advanced Renewal Serum ? The product is no longer available at Sephora and I'm dreading running out of the bottle I have. I need to find a good replacement!
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A. Beth,  I hope you've seen it already, but Sephora has it available right now! It popped up about 10 days ago and I ordered 2!  This might be helpful to you if you're l... see post
Q. Oily skincare products and makeup?
Hi lovely ladies and gentleman, I'm new to the sephora beauty talk community and I wanted to ask you all for some tips on skincare products such as face cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, skin toners and primers for oily skin. I can't seem to find anything to help me control my oily skin.  If you make any tips of recommendations i'd really appreciate it ALSO any good foundations for oily skin, and best setting sprays and setting powders? 
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HALL OF FAMER elenamarie11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Helllo my fellow oily skinned friend :) I have extremely oily skin and I feel like I'm finally learning what really works for me and what doesn't. For priming, love to ... see post
Q. What to do if your glam glow youth is dried up?
My glam glow youth mud (tingle exfoliate) dried up. I did take the foil lining of but I never used it. Has anyone had the same problem and what did you do ? Can I fix it by adding water? Glam said you can return the unused product for credit or exchange it for another product if you bought it at glam  but it was a gift from Sephora. What do I do ?!?
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A. Hey Tdud,   Not to worry! Simply add some water to it (I would use purified water) and stir it around it will be like new. Glamglow brand representatives have said tha... see post
Q. Dry Skin
I have mildly dry skin, although relatively clear. That being said, I don't use foundation, I use BB Cream instead, but I use powder bronzer and blush. My skin continues to be dry although I moisturize as much as possible. Do you think switching over fully to liquid face makeup will help me appear to look more hydrated, or would it not make much of a difference?
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A. I have extremely dry skin in the winter and dry skin in the summer. I agree that Moisture Surge is good but I find that it doesn't completely sink for me and leaves my ... see post
Q. Clinique acne solutions acne + line correcting serum--thoughts?
What are your thoughts on the new Clinique acne solutions acne + line correcting serum? Is it good for combo oily/sensitive/acne prone skin? Is it safe to use while on a prescription retinoid like Tazorac, and how has it worked for your skin? Thanks!
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A. Admittedly, I have not tried this specific product, but as someone who still gets hormonal breakouts around my chin, regularly uses anti-aging products, and owns quite a... see post
Q. Clinique Turnaround Peel?
I'm debating on trying the Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel set for my cystic acne red hyperpigmentation. I have fair skin that is slightly sensitive, and responds pretty well to salicylic acid. Any advice with this peel/other peels for this issue would be appreciated. Thanks! 
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Q. clinique night moisturizer-smart or nightline?
I cannot decide which is better for me-my main concern are fine wrinkles, but I like that smart will firm a bit. I worry that if I use smart, I won't be getting the full benefit of wrinkle fighting that repairwear nightline offers. Thoughts? 
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A. Hi HeidiinTN,   What type of skin do you have?   Best, Mali see post
Q. Skin Care.... HELP!!!
  Hello everyone! I keep having the hardest time trying to find a good skin care routine... and good skin care products. Im 19 and have never ever loved my skin.  I'd say I have norman to combo skin (more dry than oily) and I have times when I break out really bad then I don't (back and forth, back and forth), But I've always had at least 1 or more pimples on my face! Once one starts going away, another appears... It's frustrating! I also have terrible black heads on my nose and under my bottom lip area/chin.... and little pumps that aren't pimples but aren't black heads either? <- not really sure what they are exactly or what they're called?? But I always have those on my face also.   Im in need of products that will actually work for my skin!!!! Anyone have any thoughts on Dr.Brandt? Origins? Clinique? Clinical Advanced Skincare? OR any other brands that work for them??? Also, Products that work best?   ---Im a collage student at a makeup school (no, we don't learn anything about skincare..)  so I don't want to get something thats going to cost me 300 or more, I need something that is reasonable.  I know nothing about skincare and need tips!! Right now I am currently between products and trying a few things here and there for a few weeks at a time to see how my skin reacts to the products. I always wash my face before bed & in the morning.... with hot water & a cleanser, then wash it off and use cool water. Then I apply a serum & face cream. I also use a mask once every week.    TIPS PLEASE!!!  Thanks xo.
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A. Hi Joslynn N, Which products are you currently using now?   It sounds like you need to include an acid in your routine. For acne prone skin, usually BHA's (e.g. salic... see post
Q. need help fading a scar
Hey ya'll. So I recently broke out a month ago and thought the toothpaste method would help me. I accidentally left it on a little too long and got a burn which turned into a scar a few days later. Any tips/products that can help fade the scar. I like going without makeup or very little but now I have to use concealer and mix foundations to make sure it is hidden. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. lyrica,   If by "scar" you mean discolouration or hyperpigmentation, then:   1.A Vitamin C product will help it along.  Look for serums with Vitamin C. 2. If you ar... see post
Q. Is this safe to use?
Should the Nude Detox brightening fizzy powder wash have come with a seal? Did any one else's arrive this empty?
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A. That's totally normal actually.  My original bottle when it first came out was exactly like that.  It doesn't look full because it's a powder and settles.  Also, mine di... see post
Q. Troubled Skin - Please Help!
So I just turned seventeen and up until a few months ago I had nearly perfect skin, besides the occasional breakout, but for the last few months my skin has gone literally crazy. I'm probably being a little dramatic but I'm not used to acne and I want to get rid of it! I get hormonal acne every time of the month (which I don't really mind it's usually one or two spots on my chin). But for the first time ever I've broken out on my forehead and cheeks! I have normal-combination skin. 90% of the time it's normal, oily in the summer, dry in the winter. It's not very sensitive though.   I can't go on the pill due to personal reasons and I feel like I've tried everything but nothings worked! I'm eating healthier, working out, and trying not to stress so much (I'm really bad at that). I'm going to Sephora this weekend with a friend and I really want to pick up something for my skin. Any suggestions?    p.s. my breakouts are mild, and usually form white heads overtime but they take ages to go away.
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BEAUTY WHIZ harrypotterfan6 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Hi, Guavai! Because you have hormonal breakouts, I'd strongly suggest seeing a dermatologist; he/she can prescribe the best treatment for your acne, whether it be antibi... see post
Q. Products that truly work to fade post-acne marks?
My skin is in a rough state after dealing with acne for the past 9 years of my life. I have been on a topical medication for 8 years (benzoyl peroxide 10%, clindamycin phosphate gel) that I apply every night. It keeps my acne under control however I still have acne and am never 100% pimple-free. Because I have had acne for so long and have unfortunately picked nearly every pimple I've had, I have red marks all over my face that make my skin appear 10x worse than it is. I'm considering laser at this point, but would love to hear of any tried and true products that people have used. I'm currently using a gentle exfoliating toner by Pixi, Ole's Truth Serum in the AM (although I've heard vitamin C only fades brown spots/hyperpigmentation and not post-acne marks), First Aid Beauty's Oil-Free Moisturizer, Ole's Aloe Cleanser at night with my Clarisonic, followed by Murad's post-acne lightening serum, then my acne medication and Josie Maran's Light Argan Oil. I have only been using the acne lightening serum for about a week so I am hoping that will start to work eventually.   What products have you tried that have successfully faded your post-acne marks?  
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A. By chance which formula of the FAB moisturizer are you using specifically in the morning? Is it one with SPF?   The products that you're using appear to be pretty bala... see post
Q. New to Makeup
Constantly breaking out. I would say I have normal skin, not too oily and not too dry. Recommend a good treatment?
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A. Hi linasoifer,   If you do not have sensitive skin, I'd recommend trying the Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Masque. This is can be used a... see post
Q. Hydration for Eczema Prone Skin
I've lived with severe eczema for my whole life. I can't keep my skin moist and hydrated unless I use Vaseline which causes my skin to look very glossy and greasy. I have used First Aid Beauty hydration cream and other creams/lotion that do not have the glossy look, but my skin still feels dry and tight after applying. Which then causes my skin to wrinkle and peel. All I'm looking for is a way to keep my skin hydrated without using a lotion that looks greasy.    If there is also a way to decrease the sights of eczema scars that would be appreciated.  
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A. A lot of these suggestions are good, and I just wanted to add that you may want to look for something (in addition) that has ceramides. Eczema is often caused by the ski... see post
Q. Face Scrub for dry skin
Hey,    Pl recommend me the Face scrub name for very dry skin and my skin is not sensitive so it shouldn't be too soft like cleanser.      Thanks.    
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A. I like the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser which is also an exfoliant. All natural as well.  see post
Q. Skin Care Must Haves? Normal/Dry Skin but Whitehead prone(?)
As a beauty addict, I have more than my fair share of makeup products..but I've been slacking on my skincare.  a lot.  At one point, I was just using wipes and cetaphil lotion ( I know, disgusting.)   Anyway I've been getting back into my routine though.  This is my current routine:   -Shiseido Gentle Cleanser -Algenist Hydrating Toner -Clinique Moisturizing Lotion+   But I have questions!  What do you use?  Serums? Exfoliators? Luna?  Any tips or experience is greatly appreciated and I'd love to hear all about y'all skincare routine!  (P.S. I am prone to redness on my cheeks and my skin is generally normal/dry but the tip of my nose is white head galore and I have those whiteheads that stick out almost on the sides of my nose) Please let me know what you use to get rid of these suckers! 
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A. Hi cl7398,     It's great to hear that you are getting interested in taking care of your skin. I have normal/dry skin too and started on this journey last year, and m... see post
Q. Foundation Help!
i am a sufferer of oily skin and im just so tired of my foundation caking up after awhile. i cannot stand how i use my usual routine of washing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing and priming my face and it still does this. im really coming close to terms with the fact my skin is just so darn oily . either i need new foundation, possibly a new wash or what. i just need something to help
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BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I have the exact same problem! It's taken me the better part of a year to find the perfect skincare routine, and then find what foundation/makeup products would work as ... see post
Q. Make up suggestions for dry skin?!
Hi!!   I desperately need suggestions on products to use for dry skin. Everything i have tried leaves my skin dry/patchy. I cleanse/moisturize every day and when im not wearing make up it doesnt look as dry as opposed to when i apply.  I really want to invest in some great products that will help! Looking for a fresh/dewy everyday look.   The face products i currently use: -Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture -Mario Bodescu rosewater spray -Smashbox Primer -MAC Face & Body foundation (not really enjoying) -No concealer Everything i try dries out my skin. -Tarte Amazonian clay powder -ELF blush -Champagne pop   I would love your feedback! Thanks so much.     
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A. I have dry skin as well, and I too tried makeup to solve my problems before I figured out I needed a better skincare routine.   Skincare: 1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Re... see post
Q. Need Advice for Acne Prone Skin
I am 15 years old and for the last year, my skin has been getting worse. I have been struggling to find products and routines that actually work. My acne has become one of my most self aware flaws and I have a hard time being confident in my own skin when my skin looks bad. I have combination skin and a lot of acne in my T-zone and on my chin as well as blackheads and small bumps that I just can't get control of. I am in desperate need for products and routines that work. PLEASE HELP
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linasoifer / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I would suggest the MURAD blackhead and cleansing duo. Great product! see post
Q. Best cleanser for acne prone skin?
Hey! I have oily, acne (I have moderate to severe acne) prone skin and I have quite a bit of scarring. I'm looking for a cleanser that'll help me. (I just bought the Foreo Luna, so I'd prefer recommendations compatible with it). I'm out of ideas, to be honest. I tried the Murad cleanser for a few months but it didn't seem to help :/ If y'all could recommend some cleansers/toners, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
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A. I used to have very, very acne prone skin.  I always found the best thing for my cleanser to do was to thoroughly cleanse the skin BUT not overstrip or dry my skin.  For... see post
Q. The Clarisonic...To Buy or Not to Buy?
I am a teenage girl with super oily skin, large pores, and mild acne.  My main concerns are definitely the oily skin and large pores, though.  Would a Clarisonic Mia 1 or 2 be a good investment for me?  If so, which one?  Have those of you with similar problems experienced success with the Clarisonic? ​ ​If you don't think Clarisonic would help with my particular skin, are there other tools you would recommend instead that might be better?  I am definitely open to others if they could help reduce my oil, tighten my pores, and keep my breakouts at a minimum. ​ ​Quick responses would be awesome, as I'm looking at buying one over Black Friday or on Cyber Monday if there are good deals.
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BEAUTY PRO alyssalynn23 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I love my Mia 2, but that's the model I used right out of the gate, so I'm not much help in comparing it to the Mia 1 or other cleansing brushes/tools. I think what made... see post
Q. Skin Oil Recommendations for Ace-Prone Skin
Hello! I've been wanting to try the beauty and cleansing oils for a bit now, and I've read tons of online product reviews but I would really like to know which ones everyone loves!   Skin Background: acne-prone skin and sensitive, oily.    Thank you in advance!!
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A. My favorite oil cleanser is The Face Shop's Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil. It does a great job of removing my makeup. I use that as part of a 2-part cleanse.    My f... see post
Q. Tips for skincare trials?
I've recently gotten interested in skincare and way too obsessed with trying to find the best of each type of product.  How do you ladies trial your skincare products? And how long do you give a product before you decide it isn't working?    I've been using Sunday Riley Start Over on one eye and Bliss Energizing Eye Gel on the other for the past two weeks and I don't think I've seen a difference yet. The SR eye might be slightly better, or that's just what I want to see...I can't tell.  Is two weeks long enough? 
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A. The hard part about skincare is from what I understand from my derm, it can often take a couple months to see the full results of a product, especially when you're talki... see post
Q. oily skin
I have really oily skin what's a good primer to keep my skin matte?
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A. I don't have oily skin but I like using the Make Up Forever Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer on my clients with oily skin. I also make sure I really set with a powder an... see post
Q. Newbie to intensive skincare; any eyecream recommendations?
Hey guys I recently turned 23 and while there's nothing wrong with my face (it's honestly in the best shape it's ever been in ) I'd still like to take some preventative measures with it.   That said, I'd like start out with an eye cream and build up from there. Does anybody have any suggestions for an eye cream to try? As I said, I don't have any problems yet so I wouldn't need anything that's targeted towards dark circles or dryness or something like that; just a basic, daily maintenance eye cream.   I have normal skin, if that affects the suggestions.   Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ daisygrace88 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Eyevage is an eye cream which will be a good start for you. It will help you to reduce your dark circles. Also it minimizes puffiness under eye. It has ingredients that ... see post
Q. Cleansing Oil & Argan Oil too much for face?
Hi guys, I currently use L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil and love it (completely cleared my skin up & is now super soft). After reading reveiws on the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light, and I want to try it, but am thinking maybe this is too many oil products for the face? Does anyone use both? I've got somewhat sensitive, combination skin.  Thanks for the help!  
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A. I love the Argan oil! I use it every few days. I use a Boscia cleansing oil but I follow up with a creamy cleanser so I don't think it feels to oily on my face after. I ... see post
Q. Tell me what you can about BHT (butyl hydroxytoluene)!
I need to know more about BHT.  I received a sample of Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster and it has BHT in it.   But what does that mean ?   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY PRO jennjenn123 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. The conjugation around the toluene ring makes it great for consuming free radicals. This means it's often used as an antioxidant. It works as a preservative by preventin... see post
Q. Product similar or better than Proactiv?
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)     HI,  I have been using Proactiv for about a year now, but realized how ridiculously priced it is. I was paying over $100 for a "three month" supply. Even though the 1 month supply was the just a tad smaller! Anyways, It didn't work amazingly that i thought it was worth it. So I am looking for an alternative and i am willing to pay a pretty penny for something that works.    I have Oily, sensitive skin that i usually break out easily.  Proactiv, and the Target brand of Apricot scrubs have been the only things in the past that have worked for me. I have been to a dermatologist and had no luck   I am open to all suggestions!!      *PS i do not know how to get rid of the spoiler tab??
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A. First Aid Beauty is definitely a great brand. I might also recommend adding either argan oil or coconut oil to your daily routine. Also, if you like your local Sephora, ... see post