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Dry Skin - Skin Care Products
Hello! So I have very dry skin year round. I have dry patches by my nose and sometimes on my cheeks and chin. I have been using many different skin care products to make my skin happy and hydrated but can't seem to find the right products. I have been researching about the skin care line called First Aid Beauty and was wondering if those products would be good for me to use. Just wanted some opinions. Thanks!
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kelseydh / NEWCOMER / replied
Okay, thank you so much! I am just not good a mixing different types of skin products to know what is good for my skin. I will keep trying!!  see post
Moisturizer and Primer
My skin has been really dry lately. Anyone know of a good face primer that smooths skin but also moisturizes?
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BEAUTY MAVEN kiwi79 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I really like the Hourglass one. see post
Hydrating Foundation
Hello! I have always had oily combo skin. As soon as I turned 30 my skin has been so dry and dehyrated! I have tried a few foundations and have returned them. Nothing sits well. I am looking for a hydrating foundation
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC ss1986 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I saw this earlier, thank you!!! <3 see post
Oily, sensitive skin skin care regimen?
I have oily skin and decided I am done dealing with it. What are your recommended skin care regimens? Oily, somewhat sensitive skin, blackheads and I don't wear makeup. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER frametheface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
One of the things that I have to be aware of (outside of sensitivities) is that the more oil I have, the more I want to strip it all off - which is the last thing I shou... see post
acne help :(
hey!! i have acne prone and oily skin and i would like to know what foundation and powder i should use to cover it
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BEAUTY SAVANT quspork / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Do you wear anything currently? What kind of coverage would you like?   For the summer, I'm happy with Tarte's BB tinted treatment followed by UD Naked Skin powder. De... 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
jawline bumps
I recently started using the Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, about a few weeks ago. And each time I use it, I notice I get these deep subsurface bumps on my jawline. itchy and pretty painful. Has anyone else experienced this with this product? I'm not sure if its an allergic reaction, or what. I figured my skin may be purging at first, but this does not hardly seem worth it for a product that was $100. Attaching a photo to show my areas of concern. No idea what it is!
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BEAUTY BOSS nattygirl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It's usually shortly after cleansing! Although I tried the DE Marula Oil and my skin hated that too, so maybe I just have really bad luck with Drunk Elephant lol see post
Dry and Sensitive
I have dry, sensitive skin. I also have scars from acne. Any good products that'll help??):
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'd recommend getting sample sizes of: Drunk Elephants' C-Firma and TLC serums Sunday Riley's Good Genes   Either the C-Firma by itself or some combination of it in ... see post
Clarasonic Mia or the Foreo Mini?
Hi Everyone,   I have mild acne and I'm not sure if I should buy the Clarasonic Mia or the Foreo Mini. I tend to have oily skin in the summer and dry skin in the winter. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have used both (currently using Foreo Luna mini) and prefer the Foreo.    I used Clarisonic for 3+ years before switching to the Foreo. WHen I switched, my skin was ... see post
Skin Care Routine
31 with normal to dry skin, looking for a good anti aging skin care regimen that is not too pricey. I am pretty busy, so I don't really want to deal with a lot of products-simple would be best. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN Chris38 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
For anti-aging, spend the money on a good sunscreen.  This will get you the biggest bang for your buck.  Origins A Perfect World Spf 25 $43 is great. Cetaphil makes one ... see post
THANK YOU SEPHORA AND OLE HENRIKSEN!! <3
So today I got my package from Sephora and Ole Henriksen. I received the Power Bright 3-step skin brightening system. There are 6 treatments in the box. It has a 25% Vitamin C concentrate. I haven't tried something like this and am excited to!! Thanks for the genorous gift. =)   As per Sephora-    Solutions for: - Dullness - Uneven skintone - Fine lines and wrinkles   This set contains: - 6 x 0.14 oz Facial Mask - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Mask Concentrate - 6 x 0.11 oz Facial Cleanser - 2 x Complexion sponges   $66 CAD/$55 USD   I will update on how it works out for me!    
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cool! Congrats!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts =) see post
Finding the culprit!
Hello everyone, I hope you could share some pointers to what just attacked my face!  I began using a new foundation, and after about two days of use, woke up to blackheads. I get a spot or two like clockwork, hormonal, sometimes even cysts, but I haven't had actual blackheads invade like this since I was twelve or so!  My question is, would the foundation be to blame, or is it more likely the  new sleep oil that I've been sampling for around a week?  i also have been experiencing itching although there is zero flaking, hives, or redness.   Id hate to do a used return if it is another product.  Everything else in my routine is 100% the same.   Thanks in advance!!  
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm going to guess the Sunay Riley Luna Oil caused it, it's retinol and acids, retinol doesn't play nice with some skin. Since it's only been a week, that's not enough t... see post
Mid 30s looking for help with total skincare regimen
Hi! I'm in my mid-30s and am looking for help putting together a complete skincare regimen. I usually buy whatever is on sale at the drugstore, and generally only use a cleanser and moisturizer....but I'm ready to step up my game.   I've been checking into Rodan + Fields, but I'm not convinced it's right for me. I have combo skin and my main areas of concern are pores, redness/uneven skin, dullness and anti-aging. I'm completely overwhelmed by all of the options and have no idea what to buy and when to use each product.   Thanks for your help!
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
So there are a couple of things you're to want to consider before totally changing your routine:   1) what allergies or sensatives do you have (and it's ok if you don'... see post
Best Self Tanner - Deep Color, Long Lasting, Non Streaky, Dries Quick, Less Transfer
Evaluating self tanners and I'd love advice from all of you!  There were some older threads that touched on self tanners, but I'm hoping to get some updates now that some new products are out.   I'm looking for:   - Deepest color (not orange of course, not toooo olive either - I'm looking at you Xen Tan); I'd like to be very tan looking (I am med to fair normally) - Last lasting as possible (Vita Liberata is great exaggerating with 2-3 weeks, but ya know) - Non streaky/not prone to splotichess as it fades (no chunking off) - Quick Drying as I hate being wet and sticky in the summer heat, and because I don't want it transferring to everything - No strong perfume scent (coconut OK, DHA smell is even OK) but no floral because gives me huge headache - I prefer mouse/foam, dry oil, even lotion over wipes at this point   Also - so has anyone used Tanceuticals darkest formula?  I read good reviews online but I'm worried they might be paid...   Here's what I've tried recently:   1. Vita Liberata Mouse - I like this, it meets most of my requirements, I just didn't fall in love -- this is my back up.  Some transfer of course.  I would get the deepest shade next time.  Does NOT last 2+ weeks as they claim.  Rosy bronze color with olive undertones.   2. Xen Tan - lotion, not horrible but a little too orange and olive mixed somehow, on my skin - just doesn't look quite natural.  Because this is a heavier lotion, it stays wet and tacky on my skin too long .  I have to use a lot to get good coverage. Just OK.   3. Vita Liberata Dry Oil - I like this, I am trialing it today for the first time.  My bottle is older but had never been opened, finally got around to trying it.  Application is a huge pain however, it comes out in TINY drops from the bottle, it's super thin liquidy and dribbles everywhere.  It does dry somewhat quicker.  The color seems rosy bronze.  I like the idea that it has shimmer although I can't actually see it on my body.   4. Tan Towels - nope. Streaky, orange, dried my skin out, barely tanned me, faded immediately, nope nope nope.   Love to hear your favs and least favs!   Thanks all...  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do all of this except I don't think I've applied it twice in the same day!     I will probably give it another shot, I do like it, I just didn't completely fall head... 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
Korres cleanser and Clarisonic
Hi! I've been using my Clarisonic for a couple of weeks now and I'm currently using it with a FAB cleanser. I'm thinking of getting Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser due to my uneven skin tone and dark spots and my question is, can I use that with my Clarisonic? If not, I don't want to store my Clarisonic in the drawers cause it's so expensive and I want to make the most out of it, can I use the FAB cleanser and then use the Korres cleanser as exfoliator or is that too much cleansing since the Korres cleanser works as both cleanser and exfoliator?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok, I don't even use that much due to my skin. For cleansers I just use basic ones, as they get washed off, I prefer a leave on treatment - mask, serum, peel etc. Popula... see post
facelift surgery?
  Hi, my elder sister has a plan to undergo facelift surgery in Dr. Omar Fouda Neel's clinic in Montreal. The problem is that none of our friends or relatives have undergone one before so we are quite unknown about how the procedure would be like, how long would be the recovery time etc. I wish if I could get her some more useful information regarding facelift surgery. Is there any other procedure that should be considered along with facelift to get a better result? Do you guys have any alternative option to suggest?        
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best selling affordable eye cream
looking for a good eye cream, I'm 25 don't have bags but can get dry and i am trying to prevent aging. 
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HALL OF FAMER Mystiques / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Creme. I got a deluxe sample of it, and it lasted around 6 months since you only need to apply so little of it. So I think the full ... see post
skincare routine: order of products
Hi my name is Kristen and I am a skincare noob.😳   As a general guide, I'm wondering in what order products should be applied? Obviously start with cleanser, but then what?   Also, do you do the same order routine for both day and night? Like if a serum was applied before applying foundation during the day, would the foundation be able to stay on your skin?
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KristenPri / FRESH FACE / replied
So detailed, I love it! Thank you so much!!! see post
Skin Care (pimples, dark spots)
Hi there! I have major acne problems. I use to have problems with pimples now i don't anymore. Im a dark skin woman and i currently have an issue with dark spots/ scarring. I was wondering if anyone would know any really really good skin care products for my issue? Masks, cleansers, anything would help.   thank you in advance!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Loladexo,   I suggest Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum. This contains  two percent hydroquinone to diminish the appearance of dark spots, age s... see post
Smooth and Hydrate Skin
I am looking for a product that will help smooth and hydrate my skin! I am also looking for a good face wash!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's your skin type? It seems rough and dry or possibly dehydrated from your statement. Acne prone? Any ingredients to stray from? Are you looking for a particular ing... see post
Allergic Reaction?
This really sucks. I have somewhat sensitive skin but I've never had a reaction that looks like this and I fear that it will only get worse. It started yesterday in a couple of places and it didn't look bad. Today it got worse.   I'm including a couple photos because I don't know how to best describe it other than "it looks like a bunch of tiny red dots that look like micro pimples".     Below the photos I've included all new products used this week along with all the products I use regularly.   Pictures taken after cleansing and toner.       I've only used a few new things in the past week. Do I need to go farther back? And yes I know I should have spot tested and not introduced so many new things at once but it's done. Deluxe: FAB Face Cleanser (used on Thurs & Fri) Deluxe: Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum (used nightly, I had used a jar sample before and no reaction) Foils: The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter For Face (2X, used Weds & Thurs) Foils: Biotherm Aquasource Everplump (used Fri night, I have used other Biotherm night cream foils and no reaction)   I'm going to go through my whole routine I guess... Every night: The Face Shop Calming Seed Cleanser (if not using other cleansers) The Face Shop Calming Seed Toner Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum A sheet mask The Body Shop Vit E Eye Cream, but I ran out so more recently it's been The Face Shop The Therapy Secret Made Anti Aging Eye Cream The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion and a cream but I ran out of my usual The Face Shop Calming Seed Cream   Additional products not used nightly: Weds: Laneige Mulberry Yogurt Repairing Mask The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter for Face   Thurs: Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel Murad T Zone Pore Refining Gel The Face Shop Mango Seed Volume Butter for Face   Fri: Glamglow Flashmud Origins Active Charcoal Mask Biotherm Aquasource Everplump Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@studz Yay! So good to hear. Yeah, finding an eye cream without caffeine is hard, especially since many don't come right out and call it caffeine. More often a botanical... see post
Teenage Skincare?
Hi! I"m 13 years old and am for looking some good skincare products. I have normal/dry skin with some acne here or there. I'm currently looking for a moisturizer and possibly eye cream? I currently use Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer which I found out had anti aging properties in there which I feel I'm too young for... I use to use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer which I felt worked good for me but when I went to Sephora planning to buy it again the skincare woman there said it was for more mature skin than mine and recommended me Ole Henriksen?  Anyways, I'm just trying to find a good moisturizer for normal - dry skin and possibly a good eye cream for dark circles?   Thanks in advance!  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DeirdreBres,   I suggest looking into the First Aid Beauty Line. They have a great kit called the Spring it FAB. It includes their famous  Ultra Repair Cream Inte... see post
I need something to help with redness
I have redness on my cheeks and the center of my forehead, it is not acne related. I have not had acne there in almost 10 years.  I have very dry and sometimes sensitive skin. my skin care routine right now is geared towards my skin type and does not cause the redness. I'm looking for something to treat the problem. At this point, Ill even take recommendations on how to cover it up because foundation and concealer doesn't cover it.
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HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have rosacea and us the it cosmetics line. It has worked well for me. see post
#helpabrotherout
I am trying to get some skin care for my girlfriend. She is really into that stuff. However, I am getting pretty lost in all of this? Can people recommend some products? Also, I am super curious as to what makes these products good. Thanks. Also she is blond and she in her late 20s.
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HALL OF FAMER MarciaBrady / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would love to get that as a gift, too! That mist is heavenly. see post
Skin care for combination, dehydrated, blemish (not acne) prone skin
Hi!!! I was wondering if anyone has any skin care product recommendations for dehydrated and blemish prone skin. Lately I've been breaking out more and I find that I have many under the skin type of pimples that just give my skin a bumpy texture somewhat and on top of that I have dehydrated skin. I have very few dry patches but my skin typically feels tight unless I moisturizer and pretty much whenever I wear makeup my face gets oily within a few hours (trying to compensate for the dryness). Any product recommendations will be appreciated!! Thanks  
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BEAUTY MAVEN glowseeker / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have the same problem. These products have never made me break out - Estee lauder stay in place foundation - bare mineral primer (white packaging) - dior star found... see post
Does reflexology work for itchy skin?
Hi all, I have an itchy skin for the past 4 months. I have tried some home remedies (like turmeric and milk), but that did nothing. I fear to consult a doctor and to use some chemical containing oils on my skin. While searching I found that reflexology works for such skin problems and it will not create any side effects as it is a natural method. I am thinking to try this from Erin Mills Optimum Health What are your suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ prettyangry / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi,  I would be careful about using dihydrogen monoxide on your skin. It has been known to cause severe burns and even metal corrosion, and it might be what is causing ... see post
Naturopathy for acne?
  Hi all, Which all methods are you using for your skin care? Is there any effect on naturopathy for skin care? Does anyone had tried it? While browsing I read that naturopathy treatments are good for treating acne? My sister is suffering from severe acne so she is planning to get treatment from nearby physiotherapy clinic in Toronto, but before that, I need to know whether someone had tried it. Kindly share your experience.
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BEAUTY MAVEN glowseeker / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I haven't done a professional treatment but I follow some vegan blogs and picked up some tips that help. - Aloe vera gel - turmeric face masks - drinking green tea an... see post