Hello, What is the best skincare line for Age Prevention for Mid-20's? OR Best Eye Cream, Best Day Cream, Best Night Cream, etc. I have become obsessed with finding the perfect Age Prevention skincare routine and would love to hear what everyone recommends. I really love Origin's Age Prevention line but am open to new brands and suggestions. (BTW I already use sunscreen.) THANKS!
Strange question... I've been using a new eye serum for about 2 weeks that was recommended by an SA. It is Clarins Active Lift and is supposed to firm and diminish dark circles. every night I've used it, I notice almost immediately that the area just edging where I've patted it on starts to flush quite red. It doesn't itch, rash or raise in any way, so I just want to know if I should be concerned?
With the temperature dropping in the East Coast, I've been regularly using sheet masks to combat my increasingly dehydrated skin. Even though my skin is oily year-round, it still gets irritated and flaky from retinoid use so sheet masks have long been a necessary staple of mine. I normally use them at night once a week before applying my retinoid and the instant glow (albeit, short-term) they provide is amazing. Also, for special events when I'm willing to spend more time dolling up, using sheet masks before makeup allows my foundation to apply much smoother (less cakey, longer wear time). I listed some of my favorites below but am always on the lookout for more accessible (but affordable) ones in the states. Have you used any of them before? Please share your favorites! Favorite Masks 1. Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask ($16.50 for 6 masks) This Taiwanese mask is my favorite out of all the masks I tried - it's super hydrating and does not irritate my skin even on days when it's inflamed from overzealous retinoid application. 2. HadaLabo Gokujyun Paper Mask ($10.20 for 4 sheets) HadaLabo is a Japanese brand that is very well known for it's moisturizing line. 3. My Beauty Diary Aloe Mask ($13.50 for 10 sheets) (Taiwan) My Beauty Diary offers over 40 different kinds of sheet mask and is the most affordable sheet mask I know of that moisturizes. The fact that it's sold in Wal-mart online is a plus as well. 4. Base Formula Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel ($13.50 for 16.9 oz) (UK based brand) This isn't a sheet mask but I find the effects comparable, if not better, when applied on the skin for 40 minutes or longer. However, I get lazy and don't use this as often as I would like since it requires more time and washing off. (This mask is particularly soothing after a facial) Masks I have heard good things about but haven't had the chance to try yet: 1. Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask - Hyaluronic Acid 2. The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Mask Sheet 3. Innisfree It's Real Green Tea Mask 4. Annie's Way Jelly Mask P.S. I'm not too picky with clay mask - both drugstore and department store brands work the same for me so I just stick with my Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.
Hello! I am getting married in two months and would like to do something about my acne-prone skin before the big day. I have normal/dry skin that is prone to frequent breakouts and redness. Right now I am using a simple skincare routine, I wash my face with a Neutrugena cleanser every night and apply a medicated (10% acid) creme given to me by my doctor every night to my acne. This results in dry and flaking skin and increased redness. I am looking for a new skin care regimen and product line that will help my skin to glow and look great for my wedding date. Do you know of any products that are fast acting and will help a desperate bride out? Thanks!
Hi there, I was wondering if any of you can recommend a silicone-free moisturizer for sensitive skin? I am extremely prone to blemishes and now that the weather has been getting colder, I am in need of hydrating my skin. My skin type is combination, and I have mild acne on my cheeks/chin as well as hyper pigmentation. I was also thinking of trying a serum instead of a moisturizer to see if it would be more effective. Please feel free to suggest products that will help me combat acne as well as moisturizer my skin!
Hello everyone, So I know that this topic has been covered many times before. However I am wanting your help to narrow down the BEST options for an effective eye cream. I've been using the " Bliss Youth As We Know It " eye cream for a while. I can't say that I have found it to be impressive by any means. I'm looking for a cream/gel that has ingredients that are truly going to help make my dark circles less visible. I don't have super dark circles, but they are fairly visible and while I do use corrector & concealer to conceal them when I wear makeup, I do want to treat them as best I can. If you can give me your top picks or give me some ideas on what to look for when shopping that would be great. I believe that if your going to spend a decent amount of money it's going to be on something that has results. I'm not one to be suckered into trying just anything after all :-). Thanks everyone !.
Do any of you mix your tinted moisturizer in w/ your face moisturizer, and if so how do you go about it? Need to simplify things as I got a whole new day-to-day routine I am trying to get used to, and where I am succeeding (& a struggle here & there ), I am slacking in other departments (skin routine, etc.) I let myself get slightly sunburned on the face day before yesterday ( just a slight pink.... but still), b/c I forgot to put on any cc cream or tinted moisturizer. Big Whoops! Thanks
I was wondering if anyone has tried out any of the Glossier items? I am curious a/b the GLOSSIER PRIMING MOISTURIZER? It sounds like a dream, best of both worlds! You get a good moisturizer (that actually moisturizers) & then kinda like a "Blur" + Semi-Tint" to go along w/ it. They sell a tint too. Anywho it has Hyaluronic Acid in it and a butch of other goodies to combat redness, dryness, ruddiness, etc. I don't have a beauty book & can't remember where it is on the skin tip. It's dermatologist tested & hypo ( and all that jazz). I was thinking about trying it, but since I just read about it ( and haven't heard anyone talk about it ), I am skeptical / afraid I suppose. SO, what do you think / know about it? I just bought some of the Belli Anti Blemish (Lactic Acid) face wash from Ulta & some Mario B. Rose Spray & I am trying to check out a diff. Moisturizer (like maybe GLOSSIER) or maybe the E. Lauder EE Cream & was wanting some suggestions. I am gonna keep the new bottle of Clinique Tinted Moisturizer (old but goodie) but I am trying to amp up yet simplify (time wise) my skin care routine. I have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks in Advance
I've been using Fresh's Seaberry Facial Oil for about a year now and have loved it so much. However, it looks like recently that I've become sensitized to it. (I took it out of my rotation of skincare products, and the eczema on my face is clearing up.) I still have 75% of the bottle left, so I really would love this to just be a way for my facial skin to ask for a break. I have an appt with my derm scheduled (but it will be a few weeks). In the meantime, I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this with a product and was it temporary or permanent? If it was temporary, how long of a break did you give your skin before successfully trying it again?
I have been trying to find a good neck cream, not having much luck. I just spent a hundred dollors on Strivectin but really don't like the smell. Anyone have any good pointers? I always use Algemist but have not had the chance to buy it because it's out of stock. Thanks in advance . Dan
I use Laura Mercier's oil free tinted moisturizer because the color matches great and I LOVE the lighter-than-foundation coverage. My one concern with it, though, is that it can get a little oily throughout the day. I always have blotters handy, so I just sort of use those, but is there a better way to go here, such as a primer? Do you recommend using a primer with tinted moisturizer? Does that help? Or does it go against the lightweight feeling of using something like a tinted moisturizer in the first place?
I wish I had paid attention to my neck earlier in the game, but now I'm making up for lost time. I've always taken great care of my face, and I'm happy to say, that at age 59, it has paid off. But my neck is showing my age and I'd really like to do something about that! Short of surgery (not an option), I've been using my nighttime heavy duty moisturizers on my neck am and pm, but I'm wondering if it's time to invest in a neck cream. Do they really make a difference? How are they different from face creams? My neck is showing some redness and some horizontal creasing (hope that makes sense) so I'd really like to find a cream that would reduce the redness and help firm up the area a bit. Has anyone used neck creams that have helped them? Expensive or drugstore, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks!!
I'm looking for a facial spray I can use after applying makeup to look more glowy, or after nightly cleansing/ skin perk me up. I've used MAC fix plus in the past. I have a Clinique moisture spray right now. I'm oily and slightly acne prone. Suggestions on what I could try? Thanks!
What is the best face cleanser for combination skin? I am 47 and have sensitive skin and prefer something that you use with water and rinse off. I used to love Claudalie face wash, but they changed their formula (maybe added olive oil or something) and the new formula was awful.
Hi Guys, I hope someone can really help me. I've been dealing with this for months when I first got into actually taking care of my skin. I've been trying to get rid of what I believe is hormonal acne? I have them around my jawlines and sometimes on my cheeks. Some are pimples but some are like clogged pores under the skin? They have white puss if I apply pressure on them. What products/tools do you guys recommend me to get rid of this constant struggle? Thanks in advance.
Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone who has the Pedi can chime in with recommendations for their favorite foot cream to pair with it. I didn't have much success with the cream that came in the foot transformation set (I've had my Pedi for almost a year now) I really like the dry file and the acid boost product, but the cream itself doesn't work for me to keep my feet soft. I've tried Bliss' Foot Patrol which was ok, and Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream which I found too greasy. The best I've come across so far is something called Zim's Crack Creme, but my husband complains every time I have to use it, because it has a very intense clove-like smell. Since I put it on before bed, the smell soaks into the sheets and he claims he can still smell it hours later. I tried the search bar, but most convos seem to pertain to the Pedi itself. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.
I was just wondering if any of you have used the BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash consistently w/ great benefits from it ( I know they have it at Ulta & the single tube is S.O., and their site) ? I am not pregnant but I am having hormonal changes. I am having some breakouts & ( jaw line mainly but doesn't hurt or really turn red, etc.) & temperamental skin ( & I am going through a detox / Holistic health plan). I used a sample of it UST 1 time & loved the way my skin looked & felt instantly (& I am about out of my normal face wash). I looked into Juice Beauty but this seems like a better choice ( & price) for what I have going on ( hormonal imbalance & detox of body, etc. ). It has a bunch of research & screening behind it & it only has Lactic Acid instead of Glycolic, etc. I was also wondering other than the fact our bodies make this on it's own (Lactic Acid), what are the benefits w/ someone like my skin ( & detox)? Also, what is the difference in these acids when it comes to skin type / what's going on w/ skin? I have dry to norm. skin (more so dry but better), redness in cheeks (gotten better), " can be " sensitive skin, and hormonal changes. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Hi ladies, I would love to receive some advice on how to take care of my skin. I am in my early 20s, but unfortunately I look a lot older than my age and that is my biggest concern. I have wrinkles under my eyes and I can't seem to get rid of them. A little bit background about me. I am Asian with combination skin, which is heavily oily at the T-zone, cheek, and chin. My skin tone is light medium, and I could become really lighter if I don't go out to the sun as often as required by my job. My work schedule requires me to work long hours and late into the night. I wear make up to work everyday. In general, I would like to ask for advice on how to look younger by the combination of skin care and make up products. If you guys have any advice, please comment on this and help a sister out.