Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations. This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM. A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were. Hope this is useful. *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)* 01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me. Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer) I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive. General comments - Okay skin. Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts . My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
does anyone use caudalie skin care products that can tell me how it is? i have VERY dry skin and all the other skin care products dry my skin out worse. i just bought the cleanser, toner, make up remover, serum, and overnight detox. Please let me know if youve used those and how they work; especially if you have dry skin. THANKS
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?
I've been contemplating adding a toner to my skin care routine. Is it worth it? My current routine is boscia black cleanser, murad acne & wrinkle reducer, fab repair hydrating serum and fab ultra repair cream. My skin is sensitive and has a tendency to be dry. This current routine has helped a lot but I would like to improve tone, texture and I still experience some acne (although it’s greatly reduced with the murad). Would adding a toner help?
What is the best makeup-removing cleansing balm, cleansing oil or cleansing milk? I wear foundation and I need something that actually dissolves makeup and doesn't just glide over it. I like Eve Lom's Cleanser, but want to try something new.
I've seen quite a few posts on BT about sensitive skin and problems people need help with. I thought it may also be fitting to have a space for people to complain about the difficulties of sensitive skin among sympathetic readers, as well as possibly look for advice and recommendations. It can be so annoying sometimes and no one quite gets it like other people with sensitive skin. Skin type: Combination oily/oily, hypersensitive skin with eczema (developed 6 years ago) Complaint: I recently tried the Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and fell in love. I mean, in love . As someone with usually combination oily/oily skin, I usually shy away from anything with the words "radiant" or "luminous". However, it works in a way that my skin is glowy (in this less-than-glowy New England weather) without looking oily. Alas, it seems like it's not to be because the Octinoxate sunscreen. I have had a problem with chemical sunscreens for a few years. However, my lips have recently been more tolerable of them, so I thought that maaaayybbe the same could be said for my face. Alas, that is not the case. I can't stand the limited options that sensitive skin can bring. Oh, to be able to use almost any product...I dream of it.
This is my first time doing a post on Sephora Any-who, I am 23 year old who lives in Georgia. A couple of years ago my skin had change out of no where! I have psoriasis on my scalp, nose, eyebrows, ears and also my t-zone. I did read on psoriasis on how it can trigger your skin by stress and diet. I'm working on those but as for right now. I want regimen for my skin. Any suggestions?
I figured I should get started on my wife's Valentine's Day gift. I know she's looking for some kind of anti-aging overnight mask, but of course I have no idea what that means or where to find it. I was hoping someone could help me and recommend some brands that have worked for them.
I have extremely dry skin. I'll try to give as much detail as I can without being too boring. I'm originally from a more humid climate. I have lived in a new, drier state for five + years and my skin has had enough! My skin is pretty sensitive so I try not to use insane chemicals. My face is my biggest problem because that's what people see the most. My current routine is to remove my make up with cold pressed coconut oil and moisturize with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion for face and body (my skin drinks it in and feels soft and smooth for hours and hours afterward). About once or twice a week I do a gentle exfoliating routine but it has literally made zero difference in the result. Before make up, I apply Feel the Moment Anti-Aging Ultra Hydrating Sensory Awakening Primer Serum by IT Cosmetics. I then use Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50. (I bought yet another foundation and primer to try just yesterday, to not avail.) I don't use powders because they only make the dryness more visible. But already I can see the texture on my cheeks and chin where it looks like my foundation is clinging to patches of dry skin that are settled on the top. I use a beauty blender to apply foundation and other areas of my face, such as my nose, blend beautifully onto my skin. Once I am done with the rest of my make up, I apply Urban Decay's Chill setting spray. I have tried many other foundations, primers, serums, setting sprays, and moisturizers and I don't know what I could be doing wrong. Before I apply foundation, my skin doesn't look dry at all, but as soon as make up touches my face, even a moisturizing foundation, it seems to instantly reveal dry patches. I did an experiment over winter recess and went nearly two weeks without wearing a stitch of make up on my face to see if maybe my face just needed a break but the day I went back to work, the results were the same. As far as nutrition: I stay very well hydrated. I drink mostly water and green tea. I eat mostly paleo. I recently bought several First Aid Beauty products and I gave them a try just before applying my make up yesterday and they made no difference. At this point, I'm worried that I might have to see a derm, but I am really hoping someone would be able to give me some advice before I have to spend that type of money on a doctor.
I am 21 years old, and my skin is super dry because of the winter weather, but oily in the summer. I struggle with a little bit of acne (that is clearing up), acne scars, uneven texture, and uneven skin tone. I was looking to add a serum, if I needed it? Would adding the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum help with any of that? My current skin care routine: AM Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser (if my skin is very oily) Shiseido Pureness Toner Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Moisturizer Sunscreen PM Makeup Remover Wipes Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser Shiseido Pureness Toner May Coop Raw Sauce Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Shiseido White Lucent Moisturizing Cream Tarte Maracuja Oil or Farsali Rose Gold Elixir Any info helps, thank you!
Today I started trialing the Dr.Brandt 3D Filler Mask. Sephora generously sent this to me to try out. The product is a white transluscent paste (not really creamy but not chalky either). It comes with a little brush to apply it. It is recommended as an overnight leave on mask. From the Sephora product page: "This leave-on mask restores volume and youthful-looking contours, giving your skin an instantly smoother look. It’s specially formulated with a potent, age-defying combination, including hyaluronic acid , peptides , and an Adipofill'in™ Complex. " For all skin types, this product targets the middle to lower part of face, smile lines and marionettes to visibly revolumize jowl and cheekbone contours. Some Claims include - Smoother and more supple skin Less visible lines and wrinkles Plumper skin Product fills in wrinkles and folds. Possible allergen for me - Shea Butter I already use Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Retinol Complex as one of my serums in rotation. It has shea butter in it as well, but that hasn't irritated my skin yet. So I am not too worried. My skin condition: I am almost 41. I have oily/combo skin that is currently dehydrated (skin sometimes feels parched and tight). But I don't have wrinkles yet, and I think my facial contours are hanging in there just fine (for the moment). What I expect this product to do: Although I am not addressing wrinkles and facial contours, I am definitely testing all the other claims. I have highlighted the ingredients and claims that interest me. Winter dehydrated skin is a great time to see if the hyaluronic acid plumps and makes my skin more "supple". This is supposed to address fine lines as well by smoothing the skin. I am not sure if I have fine lines, but I will stipulate that I do just due to current age. Usage: I read up on Sephoras webste and also Dr.Brandt's website to learn how to incorporate this in my regular skincare. After I cleansed, toned and serum-ed, I applied this in an inverted V from my cheekbones down to my jaw (hugging my nose and the corner of my mouth). Then I waited about 15 minutes for the product to sink in. It didn't completely absorb and looked matte and pasty on me still (not sure how it's supposed to look). I then applied my nightime moisturizer. It reminded me very much of a matte primer - how they can look matte and leave a white cast. Lets see how I feel in the morning. :-)
I'm looking for a new pore cleanser for my nose. I've really noticed my super-clogged pores on my nose over the past few months and I'm tired of it! The gunk is practically sticking out of my nose and my makeup just sits on top of it and makes it look worse! I've tried the bosia peel-off masks in black and white, the biore nose strips, st ives apricot exfoliator, neutrogena alcohol free toner and nothing works!! What's your go to pore unclogging item? I'm desperate!
Hello!! I know there are a few threads on here about Korean skincare but I was hoping to get some opinions tailored to my own skin. I have pretty normal skin, dry in the winter, and acne prone. I currently have a second cleanse that I will not part with (Yüli Halcyon) and two toners I love (Herbivore coco rose and Yüli Panacea) but I will take all kinds of recommendations! I'm most curious about essences though, I was looking between the Missha essence and the Benton snail bee essence. Can anyone give some insight into budget friendly (but still gives results) products?
Little background info. I am in my early 30's, combination skin (more on the dry side) having trouble with breakouts around my chin and nose. Currently I am using Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam, Clinique Toner #3 and Cliniques Dramatically Different Lotion + I've tried several different products and nothing seems to be helping clear me up. I am becoming a little frustrated spending $$ and returning and trying different products. I've been told that the breakouts are hormonal however they don't just happen at that awful time of then month, it is consistent so not so sure about that. Just wondering if there are any others in a similar situation and what has worked for them. Seriously considering going back to Proactiv but hesitant.
So its that time of year when a lot of us either get gift cards, or get ourselves a little something special just because we deserve it, and face masks are one of the things I always think of as the perfect little indulgence--not too expensive, but mostly not something I think of as an absolute necessity so not something I usually buy for myself and the perfect thing to treat yourself with. Since its been a couple of years since we had a thread on favorite masks and with so many new ones that have come out, I thought this might be a fun discussion to have so...... 1) what are your favorite masks and why? 2) do you have another favorite treat yourself product/purchase?
I know there's loads of posts out there but I kind of wanted one a bit more tailored to my skin and personal issues! My skin is always kind of dry in the winter, definitely not oily in the summer though, so it's normal I guess! I recently started a topical prescription (Benzaclin) but it makes my skin super dry! It doesn't really need to be oil free (I also find they don't work as well), just something that isn't too thick (I didn't like the FAB repair cream)! Thanks
I received the new Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream today and thought I would post my thoughts for anyone interested in this item. Item Description This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed, wide awake, and ready for anything in as little as three seconds. Its cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh while smoothing the way for makeup. Plus, its peptides help support natural collagen reserves that can be threatened by stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep—the tell-tale signs of your busy life. The letter given with the item says there are more products to be expected from this line. Some background on me I'm 25 (26 next month) and frankly tend to be pretty lazy about eye creams. I have tried other eye creams, most recently the Sunday Riley one, but found myself just taking my moisturizer/serum up to and around my eye area when I'm too tired/lazy. Overall I like to keep my skincare routine pretty simple. I don't have fine lines or wrinkles, or any swelling but definitely some dark circles. My biggest concern on the whole would be preventing lines, and helping with the darkness I have (primarily in the inner eye area). Initial thoughts I don't know if I'm a fan of the applicator. I think if it was one of those metal slant tips the thicker formula would glide a bit better. The round plastic ball seems to tug a bit at the eye as you spread the cream. The formula doesn't soak in but I don't think I mind that. I think there are some cosmetic brightening properties as there is a definite and immediate brightness, but it looks like it's..covered up if that makes sense. So that may be the 3 second difference they are referring to. There is a slight tingle but not as much as I got from the Sunday Riley eye cream. Ingredients There is a full ingredient list but it literally takes up the entire side of the box so would be a bit tedious to write out here. I will say there is Dimethicone about mid-way down, which I know some people don't like. There are also a few peptides and antioxidants which I like! Product Link http://www.sephora.com/pep-start-eye-cream-P403817 ?skuId=1774819 I will report back after I get more use of this. If there are any specific questions about the product and the use I can answer, please let me know. This item was a gift from both Sephora and Clinique.
I am 53, and am looking for a great anti-aging skin care line that also has the basics like cleanser etc. I have been exploring different brands this past year, but cannot find one that has it all!! Please advise
I am 45 and looking for a skincare line that is right for me. My skin has been acting up lately - probably because of trying new products to find the right one. I am looking for a line that would help me with anti-aging issues, dry skin and small breakouts around the nose area. It is not rosacea I have been told, but definitely irritated skin. So bottom line is my skin is sensitive and dry. I would like to try a line that is paraben free and more on the natural side, but I understand some of the chemicals are needed for the anti-aging. Any advise is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you in advance for any info you all can give me.
I recently purchased Murad's Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence and I LOVE the results, how it feels on my skin, the ingredients, and the smell. I specifically enjoy how it has ingredients such as watermelon to help reduce redness-and I have noticed a difference. What Murad daily moisturizer would you recommend with the same effects/benefits? I am new to this line/brand. Thank you!
I'm hoping you guys can help me find a new skin care routine that will work for my super sensitive skin since most of my go-tos have been discontinued. I'm in my mid-30s but am usually mistaken for someone in their late teens or early twenties when I'm not dressed for work. The biggest issue is that my skin is SUPER sensitive (as in trying to use Algenists gentle cleanser and oil at night started out OK but within a couple of hours was red enough and burning badly enough that I not only needed to wash everything off but it had to be treated with cortisone cream. I don't know if the skin sensitivities are just aging or related to my worsening RA/Fibro & meds, but either way it makes it crazy hard to find products that work. To give you an idea, here are products I've used in the past and ones that I've tried and that haven't worked. What I'd really like is a new routine that can keep my skin in great shape and help me with the early signs of aging that I am just beginning to see around my eyes. Overall my skin leans towards dry (worse in winter & middle of summer because of central heating/AC) with occasional breakouts. I've read some really good things about Drunk Elephant being exceptional for sensitive skin and so wondered about that, but also about Sunday Riley or Nude or almost anything else anyone could suggest.... Products I currently use: Acure's 100% Argan oil (at this point I use this as my main moisturizer because I haven't found anything else) Korres Milk Cleanser (loved the old formula, find the new just a bit more drying and scented) Origins Modern Friction Bosica's Black mask Things I've tried in the past and liked: Chanel's Beauty Initiale (face cream & eye cream) Caudalie Lip & Eye Serum (liked the consistency but didn't seem to do much) Various Prescriptives moisturizers (but they don't really have anything anti-aging) Prescriptive's Vibrant C eye cream (which I also liked a lot but I think is more of a camo solution then actually helping long term and since I found myself usually using it at night, didn't seem like a good fit). So I am really looking for new routine but particularly cleanser, eye cream, day and/or night anti-aging treatment (could be part of an oil or moisturizer too), and moisturizer and any help would be greatly appreciated as well as feedback from fellow super-sensitive skin who've tried Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley, Nude, etc.
I'm looking for a new moisturizer, the last one I used was a dior pro-youth with SPF that they've since discontinued. I have sensitive skin, and an uneven skin tone. I have combination skin that tends to be more oily than dry.
I have dark circles under my eyes and have been using lotion from loreal and concealer. It doesn't seem to be working. What is the best cream to correct dark circles. I would love some day to not rely on using concealer thanks Roxy demo