So I have some merchandise credit I need to use and also the holiday promo code. I am 29 and want to target some areas where wrinkles are starting to form. Would I still see results if I were to use it once a day in problem areas? 1 oz doesn't seem like very much, especially for the price.
I have super oily skin and I've tried the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation and it looked terrible a couple hours after wear, as well as the Smashbox Liquid Halo. I feel like there is nothing out there that actually works. I was just wondering what you ladies use to control oil throughout the day? I heard the Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer was good at keeping your makeup put all day long, but I've never tried it. Can anyone tell me if thats true? Also what is the best foundation and concealer for oily skin to keep makeup stay put all day? Oh one more thing has anyone with oily skin tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light? Thank you so much for the help!
I'm in my early 20s and looking to revamp my skincare routine so that means I'll need recommendations on cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, any peels/masks, eye cream and night creams. Skin concerns: dark circles, a few dark spots from fading acne scars, very oily t-zone. I've checked out a few of Ole Henriksen's products. There are some that I really want to try, but if there are better products from other brands, I'd love for input/recommendations. Also wanting to know how well OH's power peel is? I'm hoping to speed up the healing process of my acne scars. Any input is greatly appreciated!
Hey everyone, I just have a question about a natural/organic brand for men I wanted to give a gift to a friend whose just starting his skincare, but couldn't decide which brand is tried and true. I recently started liking juice beauty, but they don't make skincare for men
So recently I've been using my Clarisonic with a normal brush head and my Philosophy Purity Made Simple facewash. My morning and night routine usually involves: -Wiping the makeup off of my face with a simple cleansing wipe. -Wetting my face and using my Clarisonic with the Philosophy facewash as directed. -Taking out the middle of the brush head and using more of the facewash to do deep clean around my nose, lip, and eyebrow area. -Using my Clean and Clear toner. -Applying a thick layer of my St. Ives Timeless Skin moisturizer. Though I do love my routine, I want to add some new products into it. I'm planning on sticking with the facewash and moisturizer that I have, but does anybody have any recommendations for a face mask, exfoliator, toner, or anything else? Please let me know! Also, has anybody else tried a different brush head on their Clarisonic? I have the Mia with a normal brush head, but I wanted to try both the acne brush head and the deep pore cleaning brush head.
Hey all, I am looking for a good toner, I am currently using the Clarins Toning lotion with Irish. It works very well for me in term of comfort and just a little clarify ( not really control the oil or really clarify the skin), but Sephora doesn't carry this toners. I am looking to redeem the coupon $20 off $50, so I need to find an alternative to this products. your helps, reviews and recommendations are much aprreciated. I am thinking of Korres pomegranate-toner ( I tested in Sephora store and the smell is way too strong for me) http://www.sephora.com/pomegranate-toner-P305108 Murad toner: good review , i haven't tested http://www.sephora.com/clarifying-toner-P4015 Clinque: good review , i haven't tested http://www.sephora.com/clarifying-lotion-3-P122881 Please let me know any other good toners that work with oily and combo skin. Thanks
I recently got a bunch of free samples for my skin type (combo/oily, aging) from Mario Badescu, and I fell in love with them. Just wondering if anyone else has feedback about MB. Almost feel guilty cuz Sephora doesn't carry the brand, but my results have been wonderful. May have found my HG skincare. Comments?
Is REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk permanently gone? I just got turned on to this great product that was in my blitz bag. I have it in my cart and it said it was out of stock. When I clicked on it, there is no product at all and looks like Sephora will no longer carry it. Is this true or will it come back?
Hi there! Looking for some products for my 13 year old teenage daughter. She is having some breakouts around her nose, forehead and chin area. Certainly not acne, but enough to be bumming her out! She doesn't appear to have sensitive skin. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
The roller coaster weather in NYC has destroyed my face! It feels dry and flaky. It's like a lumberjack's hands. I think I might have over-exfoliated (Goldfaden MD Doctor's Scrub), but when I do that, my skin isn't raw, the pores get irritated and puff up. I usually have normal skin. I am scared of over-moisturizing as I get milia. I've been using Boscia clarifying cleanser and Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer for the last few days, but it's not helping. Any advice on what to use? Harsh or gentle exfoliator? Should I do a coconut oil mask?
I don't know anything about this stuff. I've never worn a primer before and have yet to find a good moisturizer. I was hoping someone could recommend me some products that would make all 3 of those items go well together (as in their ingredients not cancelling each other out, causing break outs if mixed, as well as not making it look or feel excessive). If a primer that doubles as a moisturizer exists, then that would probably be ideal since my skin might be too oily to require both? But I want my foundation to look better and my skin does get flaky in places if not moisturized. I currently use: cleanser, exfoliation, toner;;; moisturizer, straight to foundation, and then powder if I'm oily/feel myself getting oily Things you might need to know: Skin Type: combination-oily? -Shine on forehead, nose, sometimes chin -Flaky on the bottom of the cheeks near the mouth, sometimes nose, sometimes forehead (even though those places are also oily) Acne?: -blackheads (nose, a little between brow, a little on chin) -- don't know why -seldom get cysts (chin) but that's usually hormonal -prone to getting closed whiteheads (forehead, a little on chin) -- so the product can't be pore clogging please D: Goal/look I desperately want: -hide oily skin -keep shine away -not needing to touch up on face powder/blot oil constantly -fill/hide pores that foundation fails to do -I want a matified/airbrushed look to last for as long as possible thanks to the product I'm wearing (I heard some of them can somehow absorb the oil throughout the day?) The foundation I use is: Clinique pore refining solutions. -Not looking to change this product. -Works great but I want it to improve. -(flakyness shows, -**oilyness doesn't stay hidden**, -redness from scarring shows, -pores get hidden on the nose but **don't get filled/hidden as well on forehead**) **=thing I want solved the most The moisturizer I use is: Clinque dramatically different moisturizing gel for combination skin. -It leaves my skin oily and doesn't seem to absorb well. -Flaky parts take forever to recover. -(I use only half a pump since the full pump is too much.) I'm totally lost. Too many products here and I don't know anything! Please help, thank you. These are the ones that caught my interest but idk if they mesh well or do what I want it to do (absorb oil throughout day, refine/hide pores with my foundation) PRIMER: -SMASHBOX photo finish foundation primer -isn't vs oily skin specific MOISTURIZER: -SHISEIDO pureness matifying moisturizer oil-free -BOSCIA revitalizing hydration gel -isn't vs oil i think
Hey! I usually keep a big economy sized bottle of drugstore hand cream because I am a fiend when it comes to lotion and I use it all the time. But my mom has fragrance sensitivities and it's been bugging her. Anyone know of a LIGHTLY scented or fragrance-free lotion/hand cream? Thanks!
I was wondering as to what you guys think are the best products for blackheads. I have a lot on my cheeks and nose and I want to get rid of them. So what do you think are products that are worth the money?
Alright my wonderful beauty geniuses, let's talk about the crazy things in our make up today. So today I was doing my research on sunscreen and I learned about all kind of things to watch out for in sunscreen. Most were because sunscreen soaks into your skin so you have weird chemicals soaking into your skin some getting in your bloodstream producing all kinds of bad effects. I assume the same goes for moisturizers, eye creams, and anything else your skin absorbs. (I will list the ones I found to avoid in sunscreen at the end.) However other things had to do with chemicals that sit on your skin and react with the sun and other things. Now this made me wonder about make up especially foundation because most contain sunscreens as well and everything else we put on our face with weird chemicals. Does anyone know any chemicals to avoid in make up that aren't already listed???????? these are the chemicals I found: 1. Oxybenzone This hormone disruptor penetrates the skin, enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body. They have been shown to cause cell damage that promotes cancer. 2. 4-MBC 4-MBC is a chemical that chemical enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body as well. It’s also been linked to cancer. Both 4-MBC and oxybenzone are such dangerous hormone disruptors that scientists are urging parents to refrain from using any product containing either on children but it’s found in most sunscreens, even those made especially for babies. 3. Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate) This widely used sunscreen ingredient disrupts thyroid hormone, affects brain signaling and lab tests show that is kills mouse cells when exposed to sunlight, even at low doses. 4. Avobenzone Also known as Parsol 1789 and butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane. It generates free radicals in the body and has also been cited as an endocrine disruptor. It is unstable and sunlight causes it to break down into unknown chemicals, especially when used with octinoxate. 5. Retinyl palmitate This is a form of vitamin A. It is an antioxidant that slows the aging process in skin which is fine for use in night creams. However, a study done by the FDA discovered a connection to cancer because it may accelerate growth in tumors and skin lesions when exposed to sunlight which makes it a dangerous ingredient for sunscreen. 6. Parabens You’ll also find parabens listed as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. They are found in most cosmetics as well as sunscreen. Like oxybenzone, parbens mimic the body’s natural hormones increasing the risk of various cancers. 7. Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester) This damages DNA, releases free radicals, mimics estrogen and causes allergies in some people. 8. Benzophenone This is one of the most commonly found ingredients in sunscreens. It is known to cause cancer in lab animals
My routine consists of using: This is after I wash my face Day: Bobbi Brown hydrating face cream Bobbi Brown hydrating eye cream Night: Ren Serum Ren Day face cream (Someone at sephora recommended I do that!) PTR eye serum (the red one) Bobbi Brown hydrating eye cream Since I have very dry and sensitive skin. I feel like I need a heavier day cream, as I am sitting here, typing this. I feel like my face becoming drier. Would anyone recommend a good day cream, thats both hydrating and kind of gives a small lifting boost.
Hey everyone! just wanted to see who has tried this new craze of Oil Pulling with Coconut oil and swishing it in your mouth for 20 mins every morning! Well today i did! I jumped on this band wagon and threw a tablespoon of coconut oil in my mouth and swished it around for 20 mins…. First thoughts: I had to chew the oil to liquify it. gross. but once you get used to it its not bad at all. After the 20 mins were up i spit it out in the trash can and RAN to the bathroom to see how my teeth looked! Honestly no difference they just looked clean and shiny. But my breath! oh my no morning breath a fresh clean scent and this is al before brushing my teeth with toothpaste! So excited to see the results in a month! What is your experience?! Edit: Its also said to have benefits with acne and improving it!
I am now 46, and I've noticed that my hands and feet get very, very dry. I'm really picky about lotions, but I came across this brand, and I love it. For my feet, I first use a diamond foot file and then use the L'Occitane foot cream. And I don't go anywhere without their hand cream. So creamy and smooth. http://www.sephora.com/hand-creams-P307907?skuId=6 40979 http://www.sephora.com/shea-butter-foot-cream-P396 79?skuId=604223
Because that's what I feel like I have! However, I've been doing a lot of research on skin care lately and read that's either really not common or even impossible. But my skin is absolutely dry, and you can absolutely see my pores. So I'm wondering what's the best way to treat it moving forward. Any one else in this same boat?
Hello all! Anyone else struggling with acne that's popping up because of finals and/or stress? How are you dealing with it? Any tips or tricks? This post is for anyone who suffers from stress acne and/or has ideas of how to combat it! Help!
Hi beauties, its time for me to put together a new skincare regime for myself and I am pretty overwhelmed with all of the options. I'd appreciate any of your input!!! I have combination skin and always huge dark bags around my eyes... Thanks
So I have medium/ beige but slightly rough and a teeeny bit oily skin. I'm pretty handy with almost every make tool but my problem is my face. It's pretty clear most the time but I tend to break out at least twice a month! I normally use a face soap every other day and i put toothpaste on super bad zits to help them go faster (it works!!) but I want to find a GOOD brand that'll smoothin out my rough skin AND help kill those breakout weeks!!! It seems like all the girls at my school have such smooth beauitful skin and I'm craving it too!! Help! Any Suggestions? Much Thanks! <3
So my boyfriend has acne that occasionally flares up and he hates it, he just doesn't know what to do about it. Sometimes his skin is perfectly clear, Then other times it's bad We were using african black soap to keep it at bay but his mom bought him a new kind and it hasn't been working that well. I'm going to pick some up of the kind that does work, but we're still looking for other things to help with the redness and everything else. He works out a lot and as a result, sweats a lot (more then most people but he's perfectly healthy). He washes his face daily and extra hard after jiu jitsu so he's a bit stumped on what else to do. I'm thinking his pores may be clogged but that's something I have no idea how to fix or what a good remedy would be. So any product suggestions would be well appreciated!
Hey guys! I have hormonal (cystic) acne and about two months ago I revived a deluxe sample of the Ole Henriksen truth serum. I started using it nightly, hoping it might brighten some old acne scars and suddenly noticed that my breakouts were significantly reduced. I have been experimenting with it (not using it for a week, then using it again etc) and it seems like the serum is treating my acne, but reading the description it doesn't seem to be intended to treat acne and I don't see why it would work so well. Has anyone else tried it and experienced acne reduction?
So it's that time of year when your skin needs tons of moisturizing but I need help! My eyelids are a bit dry and I need some sort of moisturizer or something for them that I can apply before putting my primer and shadow On. Any suggestions???