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Q. Skincare Subscription Boxes
Does anyone know of any skincare-only subscription boxes? I just cancelled my Birchbox subscription, since the points system was really the only reason I was sticking around, so I'm looking for a replacement. I'm pretty picky with makeup, but still new to the world of skincare, so it'd be nice to find a subscription box with only skincare items (not mask-only boxes, though).   I have looked into some of the Korean skincare boxes, Miss Tutii and MishiBox in particular, but I'm a little wary of the quality of some of the cheaper Korean brands that are often in those boxes and I am very uncomfortable at the prospect of getting skin-whitening products. I also have gotten the impression that a lot of Korean skincare products are for oily skin, and since I have very dry skin, I would have to have a box that is customized for dry skin.   I would love to hear from subscribers about their experiences with different boxes!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Have you looked at the review blog my subscription addiction? see post
Q. Scented Body Lotion/Foot Cream
I'm looking for an affordable scented body lotion and/or foot cream to use after showering. I don't have particularly dry legs or feet, so I don't need anything heavy duty, but I really would like something that smells nice! Currently I'm using The Body Shop's Body Butter (strawberry), but it's too expensive to keep buying it, so I'm looking for alternatives. Something that absorbs fast would also be nice, but is not mandatory. Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ knharde / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. My favorite lotions and creams probably won't help your budget,lol, but I am a long-time fan of L'Occitane's Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion.I think it costs about $3... see post
Q. Everyday Cleansers
Which everyday facial cleanser can someone recommend for me? My skin is normal/combo and I need something that will help keep my pores clean as well as deal with whiteheads on the side of my face from my eye to a little past my cheekbones closer to my ears than the center of my face. I already have an exfoliant but I can't use that everyday.
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @nicolekots,   I love Kate Sommerville's ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash. This is great as a daily cleanser. Every time I use it, my skin feels completel... see post
Q. Skincare Order?
I have dry skin and I was wondering what order y'all do your skincare in at night or in the morning and maybe what products you use to help with the dryness. Also, how long should I wait to put on makeup after my skincare routine?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Cleanser Toner Essence Serum Oil Moisturizer/eye cream Oil Spf Oil definitely depends on the type, some are thicker than others so they seal in moisturizer and ... see post
Q. Drunk Elephant Glycolic v. Sunday Riley Good Genes
I was wondering what people's thoughts on these two are.   I've tried the DE glycolic serum and liked it (sample), but then I tried a foil sample of it a month later and it did not do anything, and rather seemed to add to my whiteheads. I also tried the Good Genes as a sample, but it did not seem to do anything for me. I'm thinking that maybe I am not having much success with these products because I got them in a sample jar where the ingredients would have been exposed to the air for a while.   That said, has anybody really tried both and have a firm opinion on which one they prefer? I have combination/oily (in the center of my face) skin, and it is NOT that sensitive. 
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BEAUTY RESIDENT mojitomosquito / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / answered
A. I have a bottle of the DE, have used it since early spring, and it hasn't done anything for me if I'm honest.  I couldn't  tell a difference either when I stopped using ... see post
Q. I need some advice on a new skin care regimen!
Hey guys, so I'm 27 with fair, sensitive, acne prone skin especially hormonal acne. I   am thinking of changing up my skin care routine, BUT I have been using Origins plantscription am with SPF 25 and the night a mins cream at night (both creams are oil free too) for probably 2-3 years now. I just feel like maybe I need something new for my skin, I have been looking at Lancome and some other products, but I just dont know what to go with? obviously I would like a day cream that has SPF in it and im all about anti-aging products it is never too early to start for that. So I need some advice what are the best products to maybe try out that are reasonable or maybe just keep my routine the way it is? 
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You said you just feel like you need something new for your skin, but why? The reason why you're interested in changing up your routine can help us with product suggesti... see post
Q. Ole Henriksen product question
Hello,  I just received some Ole Henriksen products I ordered online, the aloe vera deep cleanser, the grease relief facial water and the grease relief face tonic....is there a difference between the facial water and facial tonic? Can I use both of them back to back, if not which one should I keep?  Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @FatimaCM   The tonic is a toner and the facial water can be used as a toner but can also be used throughout the day to help keep oil at bay.    If you want to k... see post
Q. Looking for a good anti aging wrinkle lift tightning cream/gel/serum anything which is effective for my mother she is 57 ! Any suggestions
BEAUTY SAVANT Lickety / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. I'm a bit younger than your mom and I use either vaseline petroleum jelly or coconut oil which is really healthy to use.  I have no wrinkles and I barely touch water bec... see post
Q. Face spatula sonic scrubbers
does anyone have one?  If you go to Amazon there are many for sale.  Ranging from 30 to $100.  I have a Luna a clarisonic and the Pmd.  Let me know what you think.  I'm debating buying one.  Thanks
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Q. SK II Cellumination
SK II's Cellumination line has been discontinued and pulled from the US market. Sephora still carries the cream and lotion from that line which I believe is existing stock waiting to be sold.  But the cellumination Aura Essence is gone, even from department stores. The asian market has it's replacement of with the Genoptics line. Anyone have any ideas when and if Sephora will add Genoptics to their SK II offering?
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GSHarrison / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have contacted both Sephora and SK-II customer service and NO ONE has any answer.  The SK-II customer service is a third party with very little knowledge about the pro... see post
Q. Dior Capture Totale - Le Serum - did it cause anyone else to break out?
I had high hopes for this, but every time I use it, I end up with inflamed blemishes (mostly on my cheeks). I gave it a week and a half and then stopped using it, at which point my skin started to clear up. Very disappointing.
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. This product made my skin break out as well, I have sensitive skin and got the inflamed blemishes on my cheeks too. I am glad that I received a deluxe sample to try, as ... see post
Q. SOS Skincare Products!
Hi Everyone, For quite some time now I've been trying to find the right products for me! Background about myself: 20 year old with normal/dry sensitive skin, redness,texture, finally seeing some wrinkles, and suffer from breakouts around my period. I need help finding all new products besides cleanser and toner!  I would love to start using serums, eye creams, or anything else.   Another question is when should I begin looking into anti-aging products since i'm only 20?   Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emmykflo,   A brand that might work well for you is First Aid Beauty - this is a great, very effective brand but it's reasonably priced and easy to use. I'd recom... see post
Q. Exfoliating with clarsonic
How often should I use the clarsonic on my face, I use it every morning on my face am I over exfoliating?
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HALL OF FAMER kateye7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Clarisonics do not exfoliate your skin they just offer a deeper cleanse you will still need to exfoliate in order to get rid of dead skin. I use the ren gylcolic mask on... see post
Q. Moisturizer with SPF for oily skin...
I have oily/sensitive/acne prone skin and have been looking for a good moisturizer with SPF that won't irritate my skin. I recently tried Philosophy Renewed Hope with SPF 25 (only because I use the night cream and its amazing) but the SPF version is horrible for oily skin. What are the ones that work best for you?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Cait489,   I have oily skin as well! I like to use Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. This is a very lightweight moisturizer and it also absorbs oil, so y... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
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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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
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
Q. Replacement for NUDE ADVANCED RENEWAL SERUM?
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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BEAUTY CELEB KKPfaceloves / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / answered
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 glow.com said you can return the unused product for credit or exchange it for another product if you bought it at glam glow.com  but it was a gift from Sephora. What do I do ?!?
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
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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BEAUTY MAVEN belle67 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
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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BEAUTY GURU Harpier82 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
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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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
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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BEAUTY MAVEN glowseeker / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. chemical exfoilation is the best for acne prone skin based off my experience. I use toner that has bha's or aha's, examples include, pixi glow tonic toner, benton aloe t... 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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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
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 SAVANT harrypotterfan6 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / 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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
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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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
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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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
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