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Adult Acne...
I didn't have acne as a teenager, a few pimples here and there.  Now I'm in my 20s and am struggling with acne (fml) I have tons of scars now and I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for products that will reduce the appearance of these scars.  Or any preventative measures!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @cassietea,    Skin can change over the time pretty suddenly, which happened to me, so I feel the struggle!    I'd definitely look for products that are going... see post
Dry skin and nothing seems to be working
Hello all! I have very dry skin, and I am at a loss when it comes to fixing the situation. I use Clinique's 7 day scrub every few days, and CeraVe hydrating facial cleanser when I am not using the scrub. I go in with Peter Thomas Roth's water drench cloud serum and for moisturizer I use Neutrogena hydro boost or First aid beauty face cream. When I am not wearing foundation, you can't see the flakes as much obviously but my face doesn't feel smooth... But when I am wearing foundation the dry patches are SO bad mostly on my forehead but pretty much every where. I really don't know how to get this under control. I use IT cosmetics your skin but better cc+ cream.. and so far it has been the least drying.. But since it is so thick and almost oily feeling I would need to set it.. Which I can not go near powder or it makes the situation 10x worse.   Any suggestions for exfoliators, moisturizers, serums or even foundations?
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BEAUTY BOSS Alicehoopz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I wouldn't recommend the Clinique scrub for you. Don't get me wrong, Clinique has some great products (one in particular you may enjoy is their dramatically different lo... see post
Self Tanning/Spray Tan - Dos, Don'ts and Funny Stories
It's the time of year where everyone wants that beautiful sun kissed glow. Thankfully we have a wide range of good quality self tanners available to us now so we are not exposed to harmful rays.  What is your favorite self tanner and why? Share any helpful tips on application, what not to do and any funny stories you'd like to share.  
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AMK721,   If you've found a self tanner that you like, I also suggest adding these on. They help get rid of the incessant amount of orange that stains your hands ... see post
Help! Need advice with skincare
Hi! I am currently 23 years old and have suffered from acne my whole life. I have recently been using Proactiv+ but stopped because it wasn't having a great affect on my acne or skin. I started to use Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correcting pads along with Dermalogica Medibac face wash and a toner. My face cleared up somewhat well but now I have these little tiny bumps/breakouts all over my face. I never used to get those, and rather I would get bigger acne bumps. Should I switch to using another skin care product? Does anyone have any ideas? PLEASE HELP!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, rach7695!   Can you please share with us whether you're washing your face once or twice a day, what toner you're using, how often you're utilizing the PTR pads, an... see post
Best serums and moisturizers for microneedlling? stop wrinkles, crows feet, any fine lines
I have had Co2 laser for my wrinkles.  And now use Microneedling at home to keep the collagen production.   What serums (for use right after) or heave moisturizers ( a few hours later) have other seem help with?   I just started iwth a copper pepitide with apple stem cell to help with collagen growht.  Anything else? I also heard after the serum an hour or so after you should have strong anti-aging moisturizer. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @109876542,   I'd recommend looking into a serum with Vitamin C as it's really going to help brighten the skin and provide a luminous complexion. OLEHENRIKSEN Tr... see post
Combo/dry skin- suggestions for anti-aging products
Hi All!   I've been interested in getting some feedback as to great anti-aging moisturizers. I'm currently in my late 20s with combination(t-zone)/dry (cheeks) skin. I've been using Perricone MD Pre-Empt Oil-Free Moisturizer for nighttime use and have had much success with that, but I would love some suggestions for a great daytime moisturizer containing SPF but still having some anti-aging benefits that come with it. I'm also interested in delving into day and nighttime serums along with eye creams/oils. My wedding is coming up in a year and I would love to get a head start into bettering my skin now rather than later! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you!
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angela12warf / NEWCOMER / replied
I have undergone chemical peel treatment from a clinic in Richmond Hill ( http://www.thecentrefordermatology.com/procedures/facial/peels/chemical/ ) to reduce the effect... see post
NEED NEW CLEANSER SOS
Since the ole Henriksen aloe Vera deep cleanser has been discontinued *tears* i am looking for a new cleanser to use both in the morning and at night. I have normal to combo skin - my skin can be oily on some days and dry on others - i get these bumps on my face i'm not even sure what they are and i have large pores. I want a deep clean! Any recommendations?!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, kayluh!   If you're looking for a more mild, gentle cleanser to take the place of the discontinued Ole formula, I'd recommend checking into Skin Laundry's Gentle F... see post
How do I keep my forehead pores from getting clogged with the oil from my bangs?
I recently got bangs, and the skin on my forehead has become so oily! Which products can I use, in the morning or the evening, to keep the pores on my forehead from getting clogged with all of the extra oil? I'm generally a pretty low-maintenance kind of girl, so I don't want to spend a ton of time using very expensive products. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Don't leave hair products on the bangs they can transfer to the forehead, causing the issues. When you can push the bangs aside so the forehead can breathe. see post
Easy 5 minute routine
Looking for a foundation or other option to use for work.  Currently i use hourglass hylauronic skin tint and i love it!  but it is expensive and i am looking for a light and quick option just to even tone while providing a slight coverage for work.  I am a teacher, so I don't like the feeling of a lot on my face during the day.   Any suggestions welcome!  I have combination to dry skin- somewhat sensitive
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HALL OF FAMER Haleyhale / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the new NARS soft matte concealer. It gives a great, natural finish, so pigmented and stays put all day. I suggest pinpoint concealing any trouble/and or red area... see post
What can be used to fille wrinkles before putting on foundation?
SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi angelamm!   Have you tried Needles No More by Dr. Brandt Skincare? It helps relax and fill the look of fine lines and wrinkles, making your foundation go on smoot... see post
Teen Skincare?!?
We're told from an early age to start protecting our skin, but what exactly does that mean? I'm in high school, so I don't need to many fancy skin treatments, though I still want to keep my skin in top condition. Here is my current skincare routine:   Morning: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Origins Ginzing Eye Cream   Night: FAB Cleanser Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel   Any suggestions for different products or additions to my routine?  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mballerina!   I would highly recommend incorporating SPF into your day time regimen through either a sunscreen layered after your Clinique moisturizer or finding a... see post
Best Skin Treatments for Large Pores
I do like my skin care routine I have now and it limits my breakouts. Just wondering if anyone has gone above and gotten any treatments done or any thoughts on them. I know this is a very open ended question, but just seeing what others do. I am oily/combination. 
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Highlighter
Are the cover fx enhancing drops good for oily skin?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Madijewell,   I have tried these only a couple of times and they lasted for me and I have oily skin. I have not seen other clients say that they have any issues ... see post
Youth To The People
What's everyone's thoughts on Youth to the People? I personally adore the scent and love how fresh my skin feels after!
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bes fundation and concealer ever??
which is the best matte fundation for oil skin and big pores and the best concealer?????, i have the make up forever liquid fundation but is not the best for me it makes that my skin looks super oily and it doesnt cover all my acne and my scars, please helpppp Spoiler (Highlight to read)      
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Gabrielaarias,   I suggest starting with a primer that assists with mattifying the skin. Try out  COVER FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment.  If you're... see post
Help! flu playing havoc with my skin
So as the seasons change my skin always throws a wobbly, to make it worse now I have flu! My lips are dry and cracked despite using a thick layer of FAB lip therapy 4 or 5 times a day, my nose is raw from wiping and my skin is so dry. I feel bad enough cause I can't hear, breath etc... but the feeling of crud all over my fave is the worst. Any ideas for recovery products? Skin softening masks etc? 
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BEAUTY BOSS fairlywell / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second the argan oil! I just had a nasty cold and it really helped. Also, not really effective skincare but nice: hydrogel eye patches kept in the fridge really helped... see post
Charlotte Tilbury dry sheet mask
Has anyone had a chance to try the dry sheet mask from Charlotte Tilbury. I'd love to know if it works! 
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Desperately need a new routine!
I'm in my 30's and need to update both my AM and PM routine but I feel overwhelmed looking through all of Sephora's products and reading reviews.  I have combination/normal skin and my main concerns are anti-aging and fine lines - I want to make sure I'm doing what I can now to prevent these in the future.  I was also looking at getting a new cleanser (Boscia Black Cleanser) and was wondering if it's recommended?  Any suggestions??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@jc83, oh I'm the same! I've linked below to a bunch of products that you may like. Some of them are my favorites like the Neogen sunscreen and the Sephora Collection fa... see post
Help me! KP (Keratosis Pilaris) on face
      I have pretty severe keratosis pilaris on my arms, legs, and cheeks. Although i do not struggle with rosacea or acne, my cheeks are constantly red and bumpy! I've been using Amlactin which has helped a lot, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for dry, sensitive, KP skin. (I.e, serums, moisturizers, cleansers, exfoliators). My current skincare routine is primarily drugstore and i'm trying to change that. (Coconut oil to remove makeup, purity facial cleanser, St.Ives grapefruit exfoliator, any natural spray toner I have on hand, Pond's Dry Skin Cream, and Amlactin)   Xx,   Stella
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BEAUTY WHIZ ClassicallyFab / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Retin A (Tretinoin) and retinol work very well. It turns over the cells. It's the best I know of. My daughter has KP. see post
Algenist Real Results Challenge
Hello and welcome to our Vitamin C+ Real Results Challenge! We are so excited to connect here on BeautyTalk to hear about your experience with the Vitamin C+ Serum and share some of our favorite tips.   Our Vitamin C+ Serum is your secret weapon to combating advanced anti-aging and discoloration. This product is a triple threat, formulated with Alguronic acid, microalgae oil and potent vitamin C+. Safe for all skin types, this serum is formulated to minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and support the most fragile skin areas while visibly reducing the look of age spots and discoloration. The impressive vitamin C boosts brightness and radiance for a uniform complexion. This is a space for you to discuss the product, hear from others and ask your questions. We are so excited to talk with you all about this powerful serum and answer all of your questions. Please share your challenge results below and feel free to ask us anything!  
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amenas / RISING STAR / replied
I have tried the Algenist Vit C before, and it did wonders. Gave it up for a while and tried other products. Big mistake!! Non other compares....not even the well touted... see post
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox oil vs. Caudalie Vine[Activ] Overnight Detox Night Oil
Can someone tell me the difference between these two? I've been using the C15 oil and I just want to know if the new one can work for me as well.
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HALL OF FAMER MlleCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Natalia21:  A bit late, but here are the screenshots taken from both Sephora and Caudalie's direct site.  Both oils are actually still on Sephora's website, if you're i... see post
Exfoliators for oily skin
Wondering if anyone had opinions on exfoliators out there. There are so many products I never know which one to try first. Been debating between a product from sephora or from lush. Thanks guys!     Im oily/combination skin. My routine includes, two masks, serum, moisturizer, cleanser and toner. 
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @KaylaLascelle - I used to have very oily skin, now I have combo/oily skin.  Here are a few that I like and think they can be used for oily skin (in alphabetical ord... see post
Face mask recommendations
I've just used this face mask and found it so refreshing!! I'm looking for some recommendations on more face masks that do the same and keep my skin clear/spot free! Let me know what you think
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kaylz1996, I love a good sheet mask! It's like having your own little spa at home. I'll do that and the Foot Mask (totally addicted to these!) and just relax. ;) If y... see post
Looking to change Skin Care
I am looking to change up my skin care. as of now I am using Ole and Origin but i find its just not working to great for my skin. and am in my mid 30's and have extreme combination skin, visible pores, fine lines, and acne thats a little more the hormonal. I have been in store asking about my skin and got a few different responses from a few people. So I don't know what will work best in my case my nose and forehead get very greasy by the afternoon, so bad that i have to wipe it away the blotters are just not enough. Please help.... 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since it's primarily your t-zone that is greasy, have you considered toning just that particular region in the morning versus doing a full cleanse (as this may be stripp... see post
need foundation advice!! :)
i have normal to very dry skin, meaning that based on weather or other circumstances my skin can go from a very normal  state to almost flaky dry. i also have a very red tint to my cheeks and nose, not as bad as rosacea, but it definitely does come into play when i chose a foundation. my skin is also on the more pale side and with the redness it makes it very hard to find a foundation that will cover up my flaws and redness and leave me looking a nice shade without any orange tint to it. i know this is a lot and it is complicated but i could really use some help when it comes to choosing a nice brand that would benefit my skin.
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BEAUTY MAVEN beautykylizzle / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much for the tips. I will definitely use them to better my skin and beauty routine. Thank you so so much. Your help is appreciated.     see post
YOUR SKINCARE STORY
this little questionnaire is floating around instagram, and i thought it might be fun to bring it over here. i'll post the questions written out in the spoiler for easy copying & pasting, and post my answers below too     Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1. How did you get into skincare ? 2. What is your favorite skincare step ? 3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ? 4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ? 5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ? 6. What is your biggest skincare regret ? 7. What is your HG skincare trick ? 8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ? 9. Who is your skincare inspiration ? 10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ? 1. How did you get into skincare ?2. What is your favorite skincare step ?3. What is your favorite skincare ingredient ?4. Which products are currently on your wishlist ?5. Which brand / product would you never spend your money on ?6. What is your biggest skincare regret ?7. What is your HG skincare trick ?8. What are 3 of your all time favorite products ?9. Who is your skincare inspiration ?10. What is your 2017 skincare goal ?  
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BEAUTY MASTER Saschattack / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
@shirleylin88 Okay! I'll message you if I end up wanting it. Although I'm in Canada so I'm not sure how you would feel about trading cross border. For myself it would ha... see post
Hey! I'm looking for a eye cream to help my dehydrated under eyes, and something that smooth enough to work underneath makeup?
StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi elsbelle,   I recommend the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream! I'm currently using this one and have noticed a huge difference in the hydration of my eye area ... see post
Moisturizer for oily acne prone skin
I'm looking for a moisturizer suited for my skin type. I saw the new olehenriksen balance it all set (cleanser, toner and hydrator) and I read about the Jack Black double duty face moisturizer with SPF. I have oily acne prone skin. I'm not sure which one would be better for me, both seem to be good for oily skin but one focuses on reducing oil and the other has SPF, both of which I like. Which one should I get ? Or any recommendations?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
 Hi vallab,   Either products are suitable for your skin type! However, if you're leaning more towards the Ole Henriksen Set, you can always add a sunscreen to your ... see post
BODY ACNE: WHAT WORKS
Body acne sucks. It sucks more than having acne on your face because it seems more irregular. Living with it is a pain, too because you can't do things like go to the beach or wear a low cut top without feeling super self conscious. Fortunately, mine is almost all under control now with the exception of a minor breakout here and there, but it's still annoying. I've learned a lot from my years of acne and I'd like to share what worked for me. I'm also looking for more tips if possible.   Hormones are a big factor. Teenagers are more prone to body acne for a reason, and growing up probably was a big factor to my back and chest acne. I'm 21 now and it's not so bad. This isn't the greatest thing to hear but it's the honest truth.   An equally big factor is hygiene. Yes, you may think everyone has good hygiene but not always. Here are some great tips that helped me a lot: If you have long hair, wash it more often or wear it up when you sweat more like in the summer. Hair products can build up and get transferred onto your back, causing breakouts. Honestly I only wash my hair every couple of days because I have oily hair, but being more conscious about it being on my back has helped a lot. And dear god please shower daily... this is self-explanatory. While showering, wash your hair away from your back. I used to wash out conditioner (harder to wash out than shampoo) while my hair was down on my back, so conditioner would get all over my skin. Even though you're clean from the shower, the residue is still there and clogs your pores. What I do now is tilt my head sideways so that conditioner doesn't wash past my hairline. Some people like to wash their hair upside down, too, but I find that that makes conditioner leak on my face, which is just as annoying. Change your bedsheets!! My lazy teenage self would never change the bedsheets every week. Your natural oils and dead skin and all of that stuff gets into fabric, and every time you crawl into bed you're essentially rolling around in your own filth. This is especially necessary if you've got oily skin like myself. Change your pillowcase even more often. You could also be allergic or reacting to your laundry detergent. Try out a different formula and see if that improves your skin. This latter part never affected me really, but I hear it does help a lot of people. Use products that combat body acne. I literally survive on the  Murad Body Acne Spray  (or whatever it's called) which is the most helpful body acne product I've ever used. It has a 360 degree nozzle so you can spray upside down on your back! It's based with salicylic acid to fight breakouts and helped my skin after just 2 days. I avoid using it during the day though because it has a strong scent and a minty feeling that can linger. I use it at night to keep breakouts at bay. When I forget, my chest acne gets worse. I also love the Neutrogena body scrub. The one below and the pink grapefruit one are great (the one depicted is better but not available in Canada ) because there are exfoliating beads, which lead to my next point. Exfoliate your body. Use a loofa or a 2-sided puff in the shower so that you're getting rid of dead skin to let new cells help your skin. When your pores are clogged, bacteria causes breakouts and it's harder to wash your back than it is your face. The best drugstore one I hear is the Neutrogena exfoliating one (not the generic yellow or the pink grapefruit.. I can't remember because it's not available in Canada). Use a heavier body scrub a couple of times a week to really slough away dead skin. You'll see the difference immediately. Wear clothes made from better material, like cotton and silk. This isn't always doable but it's very helpful for your PJs. You sleep for quite a few hours, and no one is really going to see you while you sleep. Find a good set of cotton or silk PJs which are more comfortable anyway. These materials help your skin breathe which will prevent breakouts from being irritated more. Drink plenty of water. This is essential for not just acne but skincare in general.  It's the easiest thing to do and has the best effects. Also improve your diet. I'm not saying you should become a vegan, but lower your intake of sugary and unhealthy foods. Have some fruit once in a while, and eat some green leafy stuff. You can make whatever the heck argument you want about "no studies link chocolate or fries to acne" but what you put in your body shows on your body. Trust me, improving your interior health is the best way to combat skin problems and be healthier overall. See a dermatologist. And I don't mean some lowkey dermatologist who doesn't listen to you. Do research in your area and see a good derm who will help you. I didn't do this when I was younger and I regret it so much. I visited one derm and she talked to me for 10 mins about a product line she was selling and she left the room. Everyone's body is different, and a doctor could pinpoint your problems much better than yourself. You could be suffering from a Vitamin deficiency or have another issue you're not aware of. I hope that this thread helps you fight body acne. Feel free to reply with your experiences, questions, and advice. But remember:  don't care about what other people think!!  I used to be so self conscious of my body acne I would avoid swimming and wearing nice dresses. Now even with break outs I don't give a flying fudge! Make memories and be with loved ones. Years later when you're reflecting on your memories, you'll regret not doing the things you love.
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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is it possible to build up dead skin everyday?
is it safe to scrub everyday in the shower?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Farah03!   Are you referring to using an exfoliator on your face daily or for your body?   While everyone's skin has a natural cycle in which topical layers are ... see post