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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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BEAUTY GURU studz / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I've been using Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster for the past 4 or so months. My complexion used to be uneven in colour. I used to have red/brown m... 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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GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL (COLD WEATHER EDITION)
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, i...got 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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BEAUTY SAVANT dalidyli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
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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BEAUTY WHIZ geekbeauty / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Interesting! Good to know :) 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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BEAUTY BOSS molkie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I received the deluxe sample of Murad Invisiblur today. There was no letter but I assume I received it for participating in the live chat with Dr. Murad. Thanks Sephora ... 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 brushes...so u could get another one... ;-) 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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BEAUTY WHIZ geekbeauty / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Another vote for the Soy cleanser! :) Perfect for a morning cleanse 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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BEAUTY WHIZ haleyhamill / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Which MAC Foundation? 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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whats a good way to get rid of scarring?
SIGHTSEER mikaylar / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
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
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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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 / NEWCOMER / 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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BEAUTY GURU kelloua / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
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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BEAUTY BUFF cyndi123 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
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
MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN!?
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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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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HALL OF FAMER NancieNano / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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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HALL OF FAMER NailsForLife / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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
http://www.sephora.com/vitamin-c-ester-15-P374202?skuId=1420330   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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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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
Should i start a cruelty free makeup channel?
Recently i have been really into cruelty free/ vegan product, not as a trend but more as a permanent life style change. My main goal for this channel is to inspire  people to also make a change in there daily regimen that is more animal friendly/ cruelty free/ vegan etc. I would most likely post like vegetarian/ vegan recipes and cruelty free/ vegan beauty. 
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Showing private for me too, is this a setting thing that we have to do to have access? see post
Moisture
I just turned 38 and for the past 5 years have noticed my skin drying more.  Prior to this my skin was combination, oily in T, more oily than not overall, with large pores.  I use a Clarisonic to cleanse and changed my facial cleanser to one for dry skin.  This has helped some.  My new endeavor is swimming for fitness and this has made my skin even dryer in spite of me washing my face immediately after and moisturizing.  Would you suggest a proper change for me?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
All good suggestions here already. Sounds like you need to basically revamp your skincare routine to accommodate your skin changes. I'd probably ditch the Clarisonic mys... see post
Looking for a good facewash
Help!!! I have a lot of acne on my face and was wondering what facewash would be good to use that wont dry out my skin.
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BEAUTY GURU Sprytely / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I believe that the Sephoras inside JCPennys have a box that's a collection of cleansers if you want to try a few things to find what will work for you. (Someone correct ... see post
help i have eczema?
I eczema but its on the right side of my neck but my doctor told to use cortisone-10 but is there any else I use instead for it or should I keep using cortisone-10 instead?
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HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi jemfan. I understand how annoying eczema is (I suffer from it too, esp in cold weather or after intense exercise). Your doc would be the best person to recommend trea... see post
What Is Your Favourite Serum?
Hey everyone! I've been using the Ole Henrikson Vitamin C Serum for awhile (I'm on my third kit)  and I'm not sure it's doing anything for me. What are your favourite serums/oils, and why do you love them?  I'm especially interested in experience with Sunday Riley or Drunk Elephant, but I'm not set on any one brand so I'd love to hear your experiences with any serum! Thank you   p.s I am 28 and have skin that is dry and breaks out very easily (super duper prone to blackheads). I have fine lines, and uneven skin tone/texture. Looking for something to address those concerns as well as anti-aging properties, if something like that exists! Also open to any other skincare suggestions   My current routine: AM   Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Foreo Luna -Fresh Soy Cleanser -Ole Henrikson vitamin C serum -Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream -Josie Maran Argan oil light -Foreo Luna-Fresh Soy Cleanser-Ole Henrikson vitamin C serum-Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream-Josie Maran Argan oil light     PM   Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Foreo Luna -Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser -Ole Henrikson invigorating night treatment -Ole Henrikson Pure truth vitamin c youth activating oil -If im dry, Ole Henrikson sheer transformation moisturizer -Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream -Foreo Luna-Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser-Ole Henrikson invigorating night treatment-Ole Henrikson Pure truth vitamin c youth activating oil-If im dry, Ole Henrikson sheer transformation moisturizer-Ole Henrikson fresh start eye cream Various Masks   Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Ole Henrikson lemon strip flash peel -Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask -Ole Henrikson blue/blackberry enzyme mask -Fresh Honey mask -Ole Henrikson lemon strip flash peel-Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask-Ole Henrikson blue/blackberry enzyme mask-Fresh Honey mask   I think Im in desperate need of branching out into other brands!
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BEAUTY BOSS EmmyLove / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
oh lovely, rotten eggs! Well if it gets results then ill deal with it I guess! see post