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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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JXDS / NEWCOMER / replied
using the right cleansers, oils, and cosmetics is important but, if you haven't, you might want to see a dermatologist just to be sure you don't have an underlying condi... see post
Skin used to be dry now it's oily/combination. Help!
Hello,    I'm fairly new to skin care and for a long time, i only used soap and non-scented lotions on my face and it was good enough for my dry-very dry sensitive skin.    I now use the fresh soy face cleanser and lotus youth preserve face creams and lately i've noticed that i'm oily around the t-zone and i've had the or four pimples on my forehead this past month which is very unusual. I've thought about whether it's the products, the birth control or if my skin is just changing. I stopped using the face cream and any moisturizers all together for my t-zone but i still get oily after a few hours.    What's going on with my skin and how do i control the oil?         
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Jey1jin   Skin type and condition can change with age - cause is hormones   Soap is no good on the face - even if it worked once   Any pill is capable of affectin... see post
Skin is very oily and red in t-zone but I notice it's also very dry and flakey when I try and wear makeup, WHAT'S UP?
Are the products I'm using causing this to happen? My routine: (AM) Ceramic Slip cleanser, La Roche-Posay thermal water, Good Genes Lactic Acid, PTR hyaluronic cloud cream for moisturizer. (PM) Ceramic Slip cleanser, Thermal Water spray, Paulas Choice BHA liquid, Good Genes (sometimes at night) PTR hyaluronic cloud cream. HELP HELP HELP? I have very consistent acne prone skin around the chin and jaw line as well as enlarged pores and lots of black heads along the nose right now. Here are some photos of my skin without makeup and what it's been looking like recently. One in the AM and one right before I went to bed.   Thanks a bunch!    
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BEAUTY BOSS fairlywell / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
You're so pretty! But I think you're doing a lot of stuff to your skin, which may not be for the best. Ceramic slip is pretty drying, and might be contributing to flakin... see post
Need advice
Hi everyone, hope you feel good and beautiful today.   So, actually, in the past I never did a make-up and was using different skin care products, never had something special, but now want to start and enter this beauty field and need advice from you and your experience. For my first step I want to ask you this, I have a problem as my skin is really oily and sensitive and because of that I have acne and make-up problems. I need couple good advice: 1. What are the best skin care products for oily skin + that have acne issues. 2. What cosmetics you use and which one fits better for this type of skin. 3. Which make-up fixer fits better. I will appreciate all advice from you. Thanks!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@k1ira you're very welcome! If you can get samples of some of the things or have a cast member maybe do an application, it's a great way to try things before you buy it!... see post
What is the best makeup for my oily dark skin
What is the best makeup for my oily dark skin
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @asdfasdfadsf,   Are you looking for a specific type of makeup to try? If you have anything specific you're looking for I'd be happy to make a recommendation. (: ... see post
Lightweight Nighttime Moisturizer for Combo Skin
I've got combination (oily tzone, pretty much dry everywhere) and acne prone skin. I have a mattifying moisturizer for the day (Mural Oil-Free Mattifier) but now I need a moisturizer at night that won't clog pores but will also hydrate overnight. I've tried a ton of oil-free moisturizers that feel like they're clogging my pores and when I wake up in the morning, doesn't hydrate my dry areas. Suggestions, anyone?   P.S. I'm trying to avoid moisturizers with a bit of acne medication on them as I am already using topical creams and they aren't hydrating enough for my already kinda dry skin
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anscorpio,   My skin type is combination and acne prone as well and I'm a huge fan of the Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil! I apply this at night and when I... see post
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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BEAUTY BOSS Cyncynn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi Cassie,   If you have a chance to visit your dermatologist or primary care physician they can probably help you. My personal experience was that I only got my adult... 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 wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am more of a minimalist when it comes to skin care since I don't really like to mess with it too much. I rely more on treatments than skin products.   If you want to... see post
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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becksbritt / FRESH FACE / replied
A third party now does all the reviews for beautypedia.  She is not the CEO of 'her' company anymore.  I do agree that she gives her make-up the highest rating which is ... 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 MAVEN Kelsiiibee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello! Girl I feel your struggle. I've had KP since I was a child and it gets so much worse during winter. I recently purchased First aide Beauty intense hydration cream... see post
I have dry skin so when i use full coverage foundation it starts looking flaky as the day goes by. Any foundation recommendations?
BEAUTY MAVEN Kelsiiibee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I second the Dr. dennis gross suggestion.. This has been SUCH a struggle to find something that works for removing the excess skin on your face. This is something I rece... 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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BEAUTY MASTER ohheyitscindyk / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love that show! I'm not caught up on all of season 2 yet though. The songs are not only catchy, but relevant! 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 / FRESH FACE / 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
Any suggestions for eyelid ezcema?? HELP
I have tried everything under the sun!   I just want a really strong, extremely moisturizing  eye cream that contains no sulfates, parabens, or frangrances and is ok for sensitive skin! the only thing that has kind of worked on me is burts bee's honey chapstick and olive oil....imagine that every day and trying to wear makeup and not look like you were punched in the face!   I know I'm sadly not the only one suffering, please share any tips or tricks for relief and I will owe you for life!   Thanks ladies Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nickelliebear1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I just cringed at the idea of my eczema affecting such a delicate spot.  Mine is just on my hand. The first non-prescription item that was able to clear mine up was Jos... see post
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
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
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
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
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
WHAT IS THE BEST FOUNDATION/MAKEUP FOR OILY SKIN
I am just wanting to know what the best foundation/make up you suggest for oily skin>
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
The Estee Lauder Double-Wear Stay in Place foundation is a GOD SEND. It actually makes you matte. Yeah, the foundation makes you matte!! It's very full coverage though, ... 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
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
PMD  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
YASSS!! All love <3 see post
Clogged pores
I have clogged pores on my chin and blackheads on my nose. The biore nose strips or face strips never worked on them. I don't get much pimples and my skin isn't dry or oily. I need something that will help get rid the blackheads and clogged pores, I have a cheap olay facial cleaner like the electric brush. It dosn't work. I also tried the youinge charcoal mask, it did nothing. 
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had a big issue with blackheads on my nose. Since I started using my Clarisonic Mia daily I've noticed that my blackheads are gone and even my pores seem smaller. I us... see post
Matte MAGIC!
Are you ready for magically matte skin? Meet our Magic Mattifying Balm & Blotting Sheet Duo! Side One: Mattifying, lightweight balm that glides onto skin to erase shine and pores, priming, and setting makeup for extended wear. It’s velvety soft, transparent, and undetectable, and it’s ideal for all skin types. Side two: Features our hidden, innovative blotting sheets which you can custom size. The blotting sheets are the perfect tool for absorbing shine and oil throughout the day, during travel, or after the gym. This mattifying duo can be used in place of traditional pressed powders to absorb oil and shine without leaving traces of powder behind.   Perfect for after the gym or on-the-go!    http://www.sephora.com/magic-mattifying-balm-blott ing-sheet-duo-P416573?keyword=TR%C3%A8STIQUE%20Mag ...
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Trestique BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hi there!   The bulk color of the balm is tinted but it goes on completely clear! You can use it over makeup (or even go for the blotting sheets) or under as a primer!... see post
Sunday Riley Bionic Cream Discontinued?
Does anyone know if Sunday Riley has discontinued its Bionic cream? It's no longer showing on Sephora website or at most other websites. This is the first anti-aging type cream with bells and whistles that I've been able to use without any reactions.   Can a mod pipe in and confirm?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Multisgoegal, a good friend of mine (you know who you are) suggested Odacite Oleasomes Time Release Delivery Cream as a similar product. It doesn't have the same ingred... 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
so i have severe back acne scars and i have prom coming up and i wanted to cover up my scars what do you recommend
so I have severe back acne scars and I have prom coming up and I wanted to cover up my scars what do you recommend. My dress is backless and I really want to cover my back acne scars please help. Also, can you recommend any products that might lighten up the pigment of my scars 
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
A spray foundation would be better to cover up a large area like your back. I've been there with the body acne.. it really sucks so bad. To my knowledge, Dior and Sephor... see post
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