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Primer for oily skin and Other
Okay, so I was thinking of getting the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting spray and HOURGLASS Veil mineral primer. Would use those two products be too much for my skin? I don't want to make my skin more oily nor get more acne because I have too much product on.
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MollyC7,   The UD All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray will work for oily skin and I think you'll really like the results! The same goes for the Hourglas... see post
Dermatitis, Skin Reactions to Products, Skin Allergies - Post concerns, problems, potential solutions here
I thought I'd start a thread for people to post issues they are having with their skin that relate to dermatitis, reactions to certain products, skin allergies, and similar issues. I think having a central thread may help for sharing ideas and learning from each other.   I have super sensitive skin myself but have been on BT long enough to see that practically everyone has had a skin reaction to some product or another and sometimes sharing with others really helps narrow down the cause and solution. This thread isn't meant to be a place to post about the more common skin issues such as minor acne, wrinkles, etc. that we all experience, but rather a place to post about the more unusual ones relating to specific products/ingredients or longer term ones that are not related to age or hormones such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, and just the puzzling things that our skin does from time to time.   I'm not an skincare expert by any means and unless someone asserts that he or she is one, this thread is more of a place to share ideas and experiences rather than a place to seek definitive answers or treatment. 
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Which acne mask?
I've been considering Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask or Origins Active Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. Is one superior over the other? I'm not sure the benefits of sulfur versus charcoal. 
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BEAUTY GURU JoannaMC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I think it would depend on the type of acne you have. I would suggest a charcoal mak (such as the Origins) for blackheads. For cystic acne, pustules and whiteheads I per... see post
TOP 5 HOLIDAY PRODUCTS, MOST WANTED (Palette, set, kit, etc.)
BEAUTY BOSS ThelmaR / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Glow kit it's a really good option ... Now i need it jajaja nice top 5  see post
Q. blackhead
i know I'm not supposed to pick at my pimples... but isn't using a blackhead tool on my forehead/chin/nose beneficial? they won't come out by by themselves!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC skyeariela / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. DO NOT used any type of "tool" on your face to extract pimples. Even if you do (which is highly unlikely) get rid of the blackhead, you will cause scarring that could la... see post
Major congestion, PLEASE help...
I am 26, I have very fair/sensitive/oily skin. I finally just tackled the acne issue by using a retinol cream at night (Kate Sommerville's RetAsphere) but no matter what I do, I cannot seem to clear up the congestion and bumps all over my forehead and cheeks/chin and now I see some are appearing on my neck! I have tried the Clairsonic, ended up returning it because it did nothing, I've done a Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel with SkinCeuticals and she convinced me to buy the Clairsonic again a year later - still isn't changing anything. I have eliminated dairy/gluten/sugar from my diet. Exfoliating doesn't work, Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizer doesnt work. Glamglow Supermud doesn't work either. Organic/natural products do nothing.  I've tried a bunch of different foundations. I'm looking for someone who might have similar skin as me and has had this issue. I'm an actress, so when the camera is close, it's very embarrassing! The photo I have posted is kind of an extreme angle and lighting and the camera REALLY picks up the bumps - it doesn't look that bad when I'm in normal light and at a normal distance from people.   Any suggestions are wildly helpful. Thank you!!      
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BEAUTY BOSS Cutiecrusader / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have had this in the past except my bumps were a little more red than yours, but it was the same in that it wasn't as noticible except in certain lighting and angles. ... see post
under eye puffiness
Hello, I am 64 years old..and I have wasted so much money on eye products...most  promise to help remove the puffiness under my eyes..I know that surgery is the only way to really remove the it... but is there a product that  if used over a period of time ... really would work to help l the puffiness under my eyes  and even help  the eyelids to tighten up.?  thank you for your help   pam. 
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pamjo / NEWCOMER / replied
thank you for a quick response..I wanted to know if you had heard of a product by Dr. Dennis Gross   called  "Ferulic Acid and Retionol firming eye treatment? it is on Q... see post
Very dry skin but breaking out only on my chin?
I have found nice products for my dry skin problem i believe they are helping but im currently breaking out on my chin daily? I keep using the products but every day i have a new one. they are the painful kind under the skin. do I need to change what I am using or do i need to add a acne treatment? I dont want to get dry again tho. 
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cari11205,   You may not need to change your entire routine, especially if the breakouts are localized to just one area. You might just need to incorporate a spot... see post
Thoughts on YSL Touche Eclat Foundation for Acne Prone Skin?
Hi! I am looking for a new foundation and think I have decided on YSL's Touche Eclat. I apparently have pretty sensitive skin as I have tried Armani Luminous Glow, Laura Mercier's foundation and tinted moisturizer, and Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water and they all gave me either full on break outs or tiny bumps all over my forehead. Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua was actually ok, but it didn't provide much cover.    Has anyone else with sensitive skin used YSL's foundation?    Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It could be silicone, they all are heavily based even the YSL. It could be a certain type of x ingredient. Note I briefly looked up everything but LM.   You're going t... see post
Help Please! New Skin Care Routine Needed Badly.
Hi! Ok I apologize for the possible rambling ahead. I need an entire new skin care and makeup routine. For the past 3 months or so my face has gone to hell! It started with those tiny bumps on my forehead and chin area, then my pores got larger, and now I have full on breakouts on my cheeks. I don’t know if it’s hormonal or what- I have had 2 babies in the past 3 years, stopped breastfeeding completely about 7 months ago, and currently have the Mirena IUD.. Getting the IUD out isn’t really an option I’m wanting to explore yet (I am horrible at taking the pill). I was prescribed Ziana by my dermatologist- it worked for about 6 months and then I feel like it stopped working.             So right now I am using Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash and their Daily Facial Moisturizer. Since starting the was my face has gotten really irritated, red and dry and my breakouts haven’t changed at all. I use the Glam Glow Supermud twice a week, and that will help with the little bumps, but they always come back.. which makes me think it could be my makeup. I use Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation and that’s about it.             I’ve been doing some research and think I know what I want to get, but I am also afraid that I will be too harsh on my skin. My face has become quite oily the past couple months whereas before it was normal/combination. This is what I’m thinking of, I can’t decide on which moisturizer would be good so any suggestions are appreciated: Skin Care- First Air Beauty Cleanser Sunday Riley Good Genes Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil Glam Glow Supermud Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Makeup- YSL Touche Eclat foundation   Sorry for my long post, I am clueless when it comes to anything beauty related. I really appreciate any and all help/suggestions.   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @MammaDub, my post isn't advice per se (as you've had tons of good advice already) but just what my personal experience is and my thoughts on the products you're usi... see post
DRUNK ELEPHANT AHA Moment OR SUNDAY RILEY Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit
Hi! I am looking to try new skin care products, and I am unsure whether I should try the DRUNK ELEPHANT AHA Moment set or the SUNDAY RILEY Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit...maybe both? (perhaps that's excessive? lol)   For reference I am 25 with combo/dry sensitive skin that is ALSO acne prone (sigh) I have few hyper-pigmentation spots and dry patches. I currently use a retinoid serum and different mild AHA/BHA toners.      
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BEAUTY MAVEN wokekeh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
just about to ask the same question! see post
In Need of a New Face Wash
I'm a 19 year old college student and I have dry skin and my face gets red and little bumps under my skin, a couple red pimples sometimes massive but usually a medium size and acne scares and large pores. I am currently using first aid beauty facial cleanser with my mia Clarisonic and I moisturize with Cerave face lotion but my skin has been getting worse ever since I got back to school. Any recommendations for these issues? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN wokekeh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
3 things that can be your life saver : cleanser, toner, moisturizer   I'm big fan of FAB! The only cleanser that works on my dry, sensitive skin. And I always have acn... see post
can any one suggest any high quality face hydrating or moisturizer please?
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Amy1000,   Not sure what your skin type is, but the Lancer The Method: Nourish and the AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Crème are both great face moisturi... see post
HELP!!! My skin has gone crazy....
  I don't even know where to start...... my skin has always been very smooth and normal until recently. I am 32 and it seems that over the last few months my skin has gone NUTS!! I have these little tiny under the skin bumps that have popped up and will not go away. They aren't pimples but more like an under the skin rash or allergic reaction. They do not itch or bother me at all other than I can't stand the way they look or how they've changed the texture of my skin. Other than this problem I just have the typical problems someone my age would have: beginning signs of aging such as fine lines, larger pores, uneven skin tone/texture, and an oily T-zone. I'm not sure what I'm using that is causing or contributing to the issue so I think I'm going to change my skincare and foundation (I currently use Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation). After reading about the issues I'm having I would love some input from you guys. Any and all suggestions on products that I should try would be greatly appreciated. This picture is terrible and I hate it because it's like I'm living in someone else's skin but I wanted to post it so you could see what I'm dealing with here Thanks guys!!
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SPECIAL GUEST HayleyBonnette / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I have no idea why that last picture loaded sideways. SORRY :( see post
Skincare
Hi, I do not understand few things. I have tried few products from Sephora and a lot from Korean brands. When they are non-Korean brands they are hurting my face a lot. For example, Kate Somerville, Ole Henriksen's products, they hurt me a lot. However, when I use korean brands such as all Faceshop products, it's skin, Laneige, etc, they are a lot smoother, so I wonder why does it do this to me! And if I should be restricted to only buy from Korean brands.    thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Korean government is much stricter about ingredients than is our FDA.  Also, the Korean market favors gentler ingredients and many brands wouldn't dream of using som... see post
What are you watching? (Don't be a spoil sport - spoiler your spoilers)
We're blabbing about everything else these days, I figured I'd check in and see what people are watching when it comes to TV shows and movies!   It would be foolish to think that this thread could remain spoiler free, so let's be courteous to one another and be sure to spoiler your spoilers. If you don't know how, it's that super adorable little yellow button on the toolbar, located to the right of the bold/italic/underline/strikeout buttons.    DONT FORGET: If you happen to be the most recent post, your first sentence or two of your post will show up EVEN IF ITS IN A SPOILER. So please take care if you're going to go dropping spoiler bombs.    Anywho... I just saw the movie PHOENIX last night and it was absolutely spectacular. Like Academy Award spectacular. If you're fortunate enough have showings in your area, I cannot urge you enough to go see it.    So whatcha'll watchin' these days? What are you anxiously waiting for to start back up? 
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I watched This Is Us this morning and am in love. see post
Serious oily skin problem!!
I have VERY oily skin, to the point where my powder on my forehead doesn't last longer than 2 hours. What kind of products can I use to help eliminate my shiny skin and oil
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What's you're current skincare products? Something is stripping the skin of natural oils.    Philosophy purity made simple cleanser helped to rebalance mine. see post
What are the best sunscreens for sensitive skin?
I have very sensitive skin that tends to react to every sunscreen I try. Can anyone recommend any?
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have really sensitive skin and have had success with Cerave sunscreens, which contain mineral, or physical barrier, sunscreens. Furthermore, Cerave products have hyalu... see post
What makeup and cleanser and moisterizer is recommended for rosacea?
I have rosacea and am looking for cleansers, moisturizers and makeup that is recommended and/or used by fellow rosacea women. Thanks Alison
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Alison,    Here are some options that I think you might like!   The Clinique Redness Solutions Kit and t he Dr. Jart+  Ceramidin™ Liquid (a  powerful serum to... see post
Q. sunscreen recommendation?
Hi! I have a bad habit of not wearing sunscreen but I just moved to the high desert and it's clearly necessary. How much spf do I need and can you recommend a sunscreen or moisturizer with spf (sephora or drugstore) that isn't greasy, won't cause acne, and can be worn smoothly under makeup? And on that note, should I wear foundation primer over the sunscreen? Thanks. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN mmmiu / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A.   Hi movelikewater, I'm a huuuuuge fan of Orbis and have been using for a few years (it has SPF 34 Pa+++) It might be harder to get in Canada (the only website I foun... see post
Tx for shiny nose/forehead developing with new skin care regimen?
Hi guys!   I am one of those mid-30's women who woke up one day and went "Ack!!! I have mid-30's skin and need to take care of it!!"  Upon the recommendation of my dermatologist (who told me to do VitC in the day and retinol at night), I recently started a new skin regimen (listed below).  I'm loving how, within a few weeks of starting, my skin is looking more radiant.  I get that the fine lines and minor chloasma will take a while to start to resolve, so I'm not too worried about those just yet.    But I have noticed that my nose and, to a lesser extent, forehead have become intermittently shiny (not always really bad, but definitely something that's new).  I have read some reports that the shine never goes away, while others have said that the shine goes away after the active ingredients have time to thicken the lower layers of skin.  So for now, I'm at a bit of a loss, and I have a few questions for those of you who may have experienced this with the start of a new regimen:   1. Should I expect this shine to eventually resolve on its own? 2. Are there any mattifying products that might help reduce this shine that can be used even if I don't plan on wearing makeup?     I am currently treating the shine with Supergoop!'s Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50, which helps, but only lasts a few hours before I have to reapply.   Thanks for bearing with me through this long post.  Anyway, here's my regimen:   AM (daily) - gentle cleanse w/ foreo to remove dead skin cells - toner: Dr. Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin mist - Ren Evercalm Anti-Redness serum - Obagi Professional C-Serum (derm recommend) - Obagi Vitamin C exfoliating moisturizer (derm recommend)     AM (as needed to deal with flakiness) - exfoliator: Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator (free sample)   PM (nightly) - gentle cleanser - Luna Oil/Good Genes combo - toner: Murad Vitamin C (as needed if skin feels tight)     Thanks guys!
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MirandaBee / FRESH FACE / replied
Thank you so much for the recommendation!  I will give that a try! see post
Skincare product to help with flair ups?
Hey everyone, I'm looking for a skincare product that would help with combination of issues. I typically use the clique 3 step products but every once in a while I'll have a flair up of bumps on my chin. Anyone have products that work to help with intense flair ups?
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BEAUTY MAVEN mordia / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm under the combo category. I agree with the mod, but you should also exfoliate before and moisterize after your treatments. I'm not sure what you mean by flair up, bu... see post
Hum Raw Beauty Powder
I just purchased some vitamins from Hum Nutrition. I tried the Raw Beauty Mint Chocolate and need some new recipe ideas rather than just mixing with almond milk. Any ideas? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER liv545 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yours is way more concise! I tend to just add everything to taste.  see post
subsititute forIWAS Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
I was using Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum last year and my 16 yr old daughter fell in love with it because it's so lightweight on her face.  She hates the feeling of any moisturizers on her face or skin.  But unfortunately the Vinosource is out of her budget.  Do any of you know of a product that is similar in that it's lightweight and doesn't feel like your skin is coated with moisturizer?  thank you!   BTW I would say she has normal skin with a few occasional breakouts.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The SOS is more similar to a hydration booster - which are sold, still serum like. Has she tried a gel moisturizer? Garnier has some, so lower price point.    If a pro... see post
dehydrated skin - cleansing oil in the morning?
Hey fellow BTers,  I've been struggling with dehydrated skin for awhile and its only been getting worse as the weather cools down    I went into Sephora today to find a cleanser that doesn't contain sulphates and is moisturizing, in hopes to combat that.  an SA recommended trying a cleansing oil in the morning instead of using a cleansing foam, so I wanted to ask if there is anyone who does this    for the longest time, I've been using cleansing oils only to remove my makeup (and then double cleansing with a foam cleanser), so the idea was rather frightening in a sense..    has anyone tried this? or do you recommend any other product for my type of concern? 
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HALL OF FAMER studz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes it does! Whenever I run out of brush cleanser I always use Purity lol. It works great. see post
combinatinon, acne, BUMPS
I have been using the first aid beauty cleanser for 2 years and it worked great! Now I am noticing small bumps on my face, when I pick ( I know I shouldn't) they are black head type bumps. What should I try? My skin in very sensitive and more on the dry side, with an oily nose. I don't know what to do.
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NatalieeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @brunette1654,   I agree with @moonsfamily! GlamGlow definitely has some great masks. However, the GlamGlow Power Mud Dual Cleanse Treatment is a bit better sui... see post
Sensitive skin that's dry and aging
Does anyone have any suggestions for extremely sensitive dry skin? I have tried every drug store moisturizer and even keihls, lancome, estee lauder, philosophy. Nothing works. My dermatologist is struggling as well, everything burns, I mean eye watering burn, when it hits my skin. Within a few seconds my face is beet red, my rosacea flares up and then I get acne a few days later. My skin has been so dry lately and im starting to get fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes, so I know I need to do something. But nothing agrees with me! Anyone have similar issues or a miracle skin treatment? The last rx caused me to get cystic acne on my forehead and chin, it's just now clearing up and I am hopeful that something will work!
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MJJinChi / FRESH FACE / replied
I was introduced to Origins Mega Mushroom line.  It doesn't burn my skin and it's not outrageously priced wither.   I have extremely sensitive skin and the mega mushro... see post
Cystic Acne Skincare???
Does anyone else have a problem with cystic acne? I don't get little bumps any more but a few large, painful spots that take FOREVER to go away. I'm 21, and never had a huge problem with acne, but this is just awful. I know that stress has a lot to do with it, but I'm sure my skincare routine could use some work.   Does this bother anyone else? Can anyone make a recommendation?    
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BEAUTY BUFF bonbon2014 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
hey, go on eBay and get yourself PTR's sulfur masque.   thank me later.   oh and get yourself a prescription from your dermatologist for benzaclin. it isn't harsh. i... see post
Dehyrdrated, acene, and allergic skin
Any suggestions for someone with dehydrated, allergic skin who also gets breakouts, blackheads, and the occasional sub surface bump. I react in the form of eczema to many ingredients and don't do well with natural products. Fragrance really bothers my skin as well.
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BEAUTY BUFF bonbon2014 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
hey girl,   I have eczema and acne too. Its such a nightmare because on one hand you want to exfoliate and do masques all day long to get rid of the acne, but then you... see post
My makeup and skin looks so gross after 6-8 hours! Help!
Ok, so let me try to explain thoroughly so that people can provide accurate help!  I currently have a lovely skincare regime including products from Peter Thomas Roth and Algenist, however my cleanser(s) are Tatcha and mask(s) are Glamglow.  I also wear a primer before my foundation (Cane+Austin) and am currently using UD's naked skin foundation.  I drink enough water each day, and I do not over exfoliate (I do it maybe 2-3 times a week).  I have normal skin (well, or so I thought) with slight oil in the t zone during the summer, and fully normal in the winter (however I have dry cheeks in the winter).  I have noticed that my chin has tiny under-skin bumps as well, like they are ALWAYS there, and sometimes they turn into zits.  Not sure if that's relevant or not.  I also have been using UD's setting spray as well, and oh yes Laura Merciers setting powder.   If anyone has ANY suggestions of what I can do, please help! The photo below shows my issues, and it only seems to happen on my chin, around my nose and also around the top of my forehead.  
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BEAUTY BUFF bonbon2014 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
honey your skin texture is a bit all over the map. What I would recommend is to get the most hydrating masque you can get your hands on. I like glamglows thirsty mud an... see post