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Q. Moisturizer wanted!!
I'm in my late teens with really oily skin. Recently my face BROKEOUT. I've always had my acne under control but these past two weeks slapped me in the face with painful cystic acne. I freaked and did the only thing I knew. Spot treated. day and night. with Harsh prescription and otc topicals. I totally dried my face out and now my aveeno moisturizer just doesn't cut it. it burns and still leaves my face dry. im looking for a moderately priced yet amazing moisturizer. but don't know where to start. thanks!
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A. Use an acid exfoliator to get rid of the dead layers without having those harsh beads scratch your skin. Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer is a great one, it also mi... see post
Moisterizer to mix with foundation?
I'm looking for a hydrating moisturizer to mix with my foundation. I have a few dry spots that make my foundation look a little patchy. My t-zone is a little oily but everything else is normal to dry.   Any suggestions?
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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Korres Wild Rose Moisturizing Cream Philosophy Hope In A Jar Estee Lauder Night Time Moisturizer (blue jar) Origi... see post
What is a good daily moisturizer for oily skin? Need something that will be good under a primer and foundation and wont clog my pores or make my face feel oily or greasy.
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A moisturizer for oily skin to wear during the day under makeup- First Aid Beauty Mattifying Gel Moisturizer. It's awesome for oily skin! For night time I reccommend D. ... see post
Combination skin and in need of a bb cream
Hello. I have combination skin and I am looking for bb cream. I want something that won't make me break out and I've been using Proactive+ so I hope the bb cream won't make my skin worse. I want something that covers my acne as well as post-acne marks, has SPF, won't come off from sweat because I do a lot of dance performances, lasts all day and does not give a flakey look. Maybe a natural or glowey look? Makes me look fresh or clear? Not sure if a matte look is for me. Please help! 
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Garnier BB cream is the BEST for oily skin! just wish they had a better shade range   Hope I helped! :) see post
Favorite non-foaming cleanser?
I am in need of a morning cleanser, preferably a non-foaming one as I have very dry and sensitive skin. I been loving the La Roche Posay toleriane derma-cleanser, but the lack of a pump is driving me crazy! Especially towards the end, or even just half way through the bottle, getting product out is just unnecessarily frustrating. So help!    Lots of thanks
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Drunk Elephant Peekee Bar is a great one!   Hope I helped! :) see post
Which is the better setting spray?
Hello!    Between the Urban Decay De-slick Oil control, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and Make Up Forever Mist&Fix, which one do you prefer and why?     Also, I usually apply before setting powder and after. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ victoriamarie23 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hello! I personally use two of the products you mentioned. The best for anti-shine with a slight matte finish is the MUFE Mist & Fix. I love it.  see post
hello! i'm 23 and just looking for new products to try to make my skin look better. i use bare minerals products for face coverage. and dermatologist prescribed face products including Cetaphil. looking for a new exfoliator (always have used st ives) because lately my nose/sides of my nose get red/tend to break out after using this exfoliator, i only use it 1-2 times a week at night and i make sure to scrub lightly, so i think i just need something better and for sensitive skin. also, any others tips/products that can be helpful towards acne scars/oily skin would be super helpful, thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ victoriamarie23 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have hands down the best product recommendation for you: Glam Glow's tinglexfoliate! Buy the small version, try it, and of course if you hate it, you can return it but... see post
Dark Spot Corrector?
I have a good amount of acne/sun damage scars. Any suggestions on a good product to have them disappear over time? My cousin is currently getting laser done to get them removed, and that is an absolute last resort for me...(basically I REALLY don't want that to happen) What products do you recommend/how long does it usually take for you to see results?
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I really like it! I use it at night and apply it before my moisturizer. Just one pump does the trick. I love the whole Ole Henriksen line. It's fantastic! see post
How can I even out my discolored skin? + Concealer, please stay PUT after I apply blush
Hello, ladies (and possible gents)!   So, I'm wondering how can I even out my skin tone. I have blotchy, discolored skin - lighter in some areas than others, and even after putting foundation and powder on, you can still tell that the color is a bit uneven.   It also makes my blush appear reeeally blotchy and uneven and that bothers me to no end. Is there some sort of trick for this??   Also, for those of you who have breakouts and/or acne scarring on your cheeks, how do you conceal the area without rubbing the concealer off when putting on blush and highlighter, etc.? This doesn't happen when I conceal other parts of my face, but I think it may be due to the fact that my scars are so dark.  
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rainbows3000 / RISING STAR / replied
I've had this problem too... I use BE powder for natural coverage of discoloration... But it tends to rub off super easy when blush goes on top (even with carefully, exp... see post
dry flaky areas on nose creases??
I don't know what this is, but I just have dry, flaky skin just at the creases of my nose that are particularly visible when I wear makeup (mineral or liquid) and I don't know how to get rid of it. I've tried good moisturizers, but it doesn't seem to work and it's very isolated to just the nose crease. I do have dry skin in general, but a good moisturizer usually takes care of any dryness EXCEPT here. It's not so much "patches" of skin, it looks maybe more like pores that have flaked off or something. It's hard to describe. Maybe I will take a picture. Does anybody know what the heck I'm talking about? lol If so, what skin regiment would you recommend?
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I've had the same issue for months. I've tried EVERYTHING - exfoliators, oils, Aquaphor/Eucerin, various intense moisturizers... The only thing that actually worked was ... see post
Dark spot removal or reduction from old scars on my body
I am very concerned about marks on my legs and arms that I have created by picking at in-grown hairs.     Most of the spots are the size of a pinky nail.  The marks are slightly raised because of a very thin layer of scar tissue.  The coloration of the marks vary from dark tan, they are sometimes lighter than my skin and sometimes pinkish-purple depending on the age of the scar.  In total all of these spots or no more than a year old.   Please, please, please advise me to products if any that will help resolve this issue.  I would with all of my heart appreciate any input.  This is my last resort before going to a dermatologist.   Thank you so much for your time,    
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Mootz2283 / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you so much for the information.  I really appreciate the help!   Ash see post
Thanks BT, Murad & DDG!
Anyone else get this via UPS today for participating in the SPF chat a few weeks back?  It was a pleasant surprise. I can't use the products because they have chemical SPF ingredients but I will be sure to pass them along in a TSB real soon 
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Last night, I got the same samples delivered to my house.  It was such an awesome touch.  I've participated in a lot of those chats, and this is the first time I've ever... see post
ok, so i've been thinking of what 'angle' to take for this thread. i'm not talking anything too hardcore, here. but i figured it could be a thread that inspires and informs the little "treats" we can give to our skin with the products a lot of us have at home.   with the massive shift in weather this past week, my skin freaked out. it was so, so thirsty, as the cool air mixed with dry blasts of hot hair sucked all the moisture out. it was a double whammy for me because this cold front coincided with my skin's most vulnerable time of the month (if ya catch my drift).   so when i got home from work yesterday, to work. i wanted to hydrate hydrate hydrate, and soooothe. this is what i used:     took makeup off with a balm. shown here is my usual clinique take the day off balm--i ended up using my boots botanics balm as it's just a bit more rich, which is what i wanted for these purposes. any balm would do though ! removed with warm water and a washcloth. dried skin then second cleansed with an oily non-foamy cleanser. my current FAVORITE cleanser, NUDE  omega jelly. god i love it. massaged for a couple minutes then rinsed. (not pictured, but) i think did a VERY LIGHT exfoliation to ensure my skin was rid of any dead skin hanging about after being dried out. i used AVEDA botanical kinetics exfoliant (a liquid with salicylic acid) PETER THOMAS ROTH cucumber mask. what i love about this mask is how soothing it is. it's NOT hardcore. i put this on then proceeded to watch a movie or something. you can leave it on for as long as you'd like. i think i had it on for 30-45 minutes. then i took it off with lukewarm water and a wash cloth. my skin already felt so. much. better. i then used my new murad hydrating toner. i could've used this before the mask. but what's cool about it is that it helps your skin retain moisture as well as help balance pH levels. but any sort of hydrating toner / floral spritz would do. (caudalie beauty elixir, a rose water, etc) serum. i wanted to use a "hydra" serum--any sort of serum that helps with retaining water. i used this vichy aqualia thermal. caudalie s.o.s thirst quenching serum is also fantastic. oil -- i used my beloved clarins blue orchid oil. i put it on my drier cheeks, but actually...i also used it for a bit of spot treatment. i was getting a pimple below my lip, and now, no more pimple ! moisturizer. as my skin was severely dehydrated (rather than dry) i used my aveda botanical kinetics moisturizer: the first ingredient is water (hydrating) and the second ingredient is aloe (soothing).  hours later i spritzed some beauty elixir and applied more moisturizer before bed. and today my skin is back to normal !!   so...this is a sort of routine you can loosely follow (plug in whatever products into the steps) if you're skin is needing a bit of help with feeling tight / dry / thirsty.   i'd like this to be a sort of thread people can use for a reference to see others' product recommendations or methods. all skins are different, so what are your tricks ?
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How has everyone's routines changed now that it's warmer weather? see post
Any eye cream/oil/serum that actually helps with lines,wrinkles?
Hi ladies,   I've been trying out the Algenist complete eye renewal balm for 2.5 months now, and been using it religiously every day. I haven't noticed the slightest improvement in my under-eye lines, rather they seem to have increased in number. Am not saying that the eye cream caused the increase, but it didn't help either.   I'll still finish it but was really hoping for a recommendation from someone who has had  actual   results along these lines! I am ok with any creams or serums or oils - anything that shows visible results.   I am 28 yrs old and have dry skin. It's less dry in the summer of course. Is it time to start retinol under the eyes? I really don't want the lines to get any worse. Please advise!    
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Interesting! Good to know :) see post
HELP!!! I struggle with dry, dehydrated, flaky, sensitive, redness prone skin. I also have eczema.
I struggle with dry, dehydrated, flaky, sensitive, redness prone skin. I also have eczema. Can anyone help me with a skin care routine? I am going insane and broke trying to find the right products. I'm looking for recommendations for a whole routine: cleanser, toner/essence, chemical exfoliants (not scrubs or polishes) treatments (serums and oils), eye cream, and finally a moisturizer.i would also appreciate mask recommendations too; as well as, any advice on how to combat constant chapped, flaky lips. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond. Please know, a head of time, that I am truly grateful!
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jessielee26 / NEWCOMER / replied
since i know you've been testing so many products, i just wanted to briefly chime in on my top three absolute favorite skincare products (like the ones i will constantly... see post
Asian, with acne prone, sensitive, oily skin... HELP?
Hi! I'm 25 years old, Asian American (Vietnamese specifically). History of my skin: I had to get on Accutane by 6th grade.... anyways, skin was mostly clear throughout until college when I went off of BC at ~19 years old.   Skin went crazy, now it is still crazy at 25. Here are products I've been using:   PURPOSE Gentle Cleanser First Aid Beauty Facial Moisturizer NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe Occasionally NARS translucent powder   SO, now being summer I need something darker than Santa Fe..and something better at controlling oil. Because 2-3 hours after putting on my makeup, my face is a grease ball.   I tried the NARS LUMINOUS (also in Santa Fe) which was absolutely 110% gorgeous. Coverage was amazing. Didn't need concealer like with Sheer Glow.   EXCEPT the staying power for Luminous was terrible. Ok here's the thing...when I jumped in the pool it stayed relatively well. But when my greasy face got greasy... the foundation just turned into pools. See attached photo...can you see the foundation slipping off? It was especially gross if I itched my face and all the foundation ended up underneath my nails...   Anyways, staying power sucked AND on top of that, it would make me break out!! Just what I need to add to my problems!     So now I need some help and suggestions! I have lots of acne scarring/pigmentation, redness, and a few breakouts all over (mostly chin/jaw... now spreading to my cheeks but I thikn that's because of the Luminous).     HELP!!!!!!!!!!        
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jessielee26 / NEWCOMER / replied
i've had pretty similar acne problems too most of my life. i went into Sephora to get my makeup done one day and the kinds of foundation I was used to using were doing t... see post
Q. Trade in my Clarisonic classic for Mia 2?
I've had my Clarisonic classic for over a year and absolutely love it. But I'm considering buying the Mia 2 due to the fact that it's smaller and a little more travel friendly. Do you think that's a good idea, or completely ridiculous since I already have one?
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Where do u live, I'd be willing to buy urs from you and just replace the u could get another one... ;-) see post
Kat Von D tattoo lock it foundation
Hi....I am from the UK and want to buy the Kat Von D tattoo lock it foundation and am not sure of what shade to buy. I am a NC20 in MAC foundation Please can you advise me
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whats a good way to get rid of scarring?
Natural ways would be vitamin c or jojoba oil other ways would be a dermaroller ( for example the "banish dermaroller" ), brightening mask from boscia, Mario badescu's ... see post
Scarring and discoloration
40 something with olive skin and much discoloration and scarring. What are some of the best products to try to minimize/fade these marks - or is it even possible? 
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BEAUTY GURU desertdancer / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Something bit me on the back of my leg while sitting on the ground, and left a dark raised scar. My moisturizer is a high quality coconut oil with lavender essential oi... see post
Has anyone used the PMD Personal Microdermabrasion System?
I was think of investing in the Pro Model. I want to get one to help get rid of old acne scar and fine lines. What do you guys think of the system? Does it make you skin really smooth? Do you have any other favorite systems similar to the PMD?
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lna11 / FRESH FACE / replied
I just got my PMD recently, and it is awesome! My skin is already healthier looking after just a few treatments. I know there are other methods out there, but I think th... see post
High Coverage Foundation for Dry Skin
A little about my skin dry/normal (more dry on the nose and chin) redness! dark acne red spots that need covering up small pores I need a foundation that is high coverage, feels light, works for dry skin and will stay on all day. Any recommendations???
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I have similar issues and I love Hourglass Illusion.  It's a really hydrating foundation that's long lasting and has good coverage.  I also find that making sure I have ... see post
Best tom ford lippie?
hey guys I am in Canada and recently found out that holt renfrew is near me and also that they carry Tom Ford.....I want to get my first Tom Ford lipstick and I want it to be either really unique or one that is well loved.....if anyone has pics of lip swatches they want to post or just advice of what i should try in store it would be really helpful!! ....also the  SA said that they dont carry the lips and boys but that she might be able to order them.. thanks!!!
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I have light-medium skin with pink undertones... I called my Tom Ford counter and they said they didn't have it in stock but they could order it for me from another stor... see post
SiJCP Ultimate Cleanse Set for $34!
I don't think I've seen this anywhere on BT yet, but I wanted to let y'all know that I saw a new skincare set at my SiJCP today. This was only $34 AND you get a voucher for a full size of one of the items AND you get double points on skincare in SiJCP. TBH, I would have been perfectly happy paying $34 for the trial sizes, but the voucher and double points sealed the deal for me! (sorry the pics are sideways...not sure what's going on with them) 
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The PTR Retinol/Murad expired yesterday. But I do believe the luggage tag is still available and it's really cute! see post
Frequency of exfoliation + re-applying sunscreen
Hey all you beautiful ladies!   Now that summer's upon us and we are all enjoying the gorgeous weather and the bright colors and slathering on copious amounts of sunscreen as we step out into the day, I have found myself going really low on exfoliation my face. I have dry skin and usually during the rest of the year, I'd use a lactic acid or glycolic acid based exfoliator every other day, or at least every 2 days. But now, I am just skeptical about exfoliating my face and exposing it to the stronger sun rays at this time. I've been exfoliating once every 4 days now.   Is this ok or should I do it more often? Also, do you guys really re-apply sunscreen as you step out of work?  Doesn't that involve an elaborate procedure of washing your face and then applying sunscreen? Is that really feasible everyday?  I'd love to hear tips and tricks people use to make this easier in their daily lives!   Thanks!
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Thanks for the list.  I hope you find something you like that works for you! see post
looking for a product for décolletage area.. hyper pigmentation and vertical lines
BEAUTY BUFF abeoj / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied   I swear by that product.  I cannot rave enough about it.  It's great for spot treatment.  Be consiste... see post
My Fear of PTR Retinol
I'm sure this has been asked before...and I tried to use the search function, I really did, but it gave me a headache and now I'm over it.   So, having procured a free sample of PTR retinol serum, I now find myself afraid to apply it.  I have sensitive skin and many products are irritating to me.  I currently use PTR's VIZ-1000 Hyaluronic acid serum morning and night without incident.     I have learned some tips on how to adjust your skin to using retinol.  My first thought being, why?  What does retinol do for the skin that my hyaluronic complex will not?  What are the benefits that would make me want to go through stages of desensitizing myself; is it worth it?   Also, how about my eye area?  Is it safe to apply there?  This is where I need anti-aging the most.  The only wrinkles I have developed so far are right under my eyes.   
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I tried it on my arm first.  Then my chin and I waited 2 days...nothing.  Then I got all brave and just put it on my whole face.  I'm so glad it didn't burn!  You should... see post
SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Hello, has anybody used the new SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil. If yes, did you like it? what are the benefits you had from using it?  
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So interesting. Clearly they're pushing their products to be the first thing on your skin. The Luna is definitely oily in the sense that it seems like it wouldn't let mu... see post