Hey everyone! I have SUPER oily skin and in desperate need of new cleansing and makeup system. Currently I use St. Ives apricot scrub and apply sephora acne-fighting mattifying moisturizer in the morning and at night. I then use sephora silicone free foundation primer. a tiny bit of concealer where i need it and then my makeup forever mat velvet + mattifying foundation with the beauty blender and finish it off with fx illuminating setting powder. usually about 2 after applying my makeup I can feel the oil building up on my skin and have to start blotting but then about 2 hours later I am doing the same thing over again. Even getting the blotting down to once a day is better than doing it every 2 hours. I have tried looking for new products but there are just so many out there I have no idea where to start. any suggestions would be wicked great thank you!!
So I just found a Soap & Glory Fab Pore face mask that I def bought over a year ago. Would this still be safe to use? I can't seem to find any information online about when face masks expire. How long would it take for you to toss a product like this? Thanks!
Hey ladies! I noticed that Korres Sleeping Facials were on your lists for the sale and there are quite a few of us who indulged in them over VIBTOPIA! What are your first impressions? I thought it'd be fun to share out and talk about how we feel about them. I tried both the Greek Yogurt Trio and the Korres Wild Rose 100pt perk and I'm trying to decide which I like better! They're both wonderful and super-hydrating and I love the invigorating tingle I get when I apply them. Thoughts?
Currently I'm quite angry with my new Mia. I didn't realize I purchased a "Pimple Variety Pack" along with it. I've been using my Mia for a little over a week and I suddenly have a smattering of red bumps across my forehead, dozens of little whiteheads along the sides of my nose and my chin, and worst of all two giant cysts forming. You know those painful ones you can feel forming under your skin for a couple of days before they turn into giant red cysts? The ones concealer slides right off of and it doesn't matter cause they're so big anyway? Yeah those. I'm getting two, right next to eachother, and right at the edge of my chin. It looks like I've developed a cleft chin. Stop laughing. It's not funny (Well ok it sort of is. But it's not. I'm 30 for Pete's sake.) End of rant.
Is the Clarisonic terrible? No. Absolutely not. In fact, I do enjoy using it. Did it make me break out? No. Did it take away the dry skin that I wanted gone? Yes. (However, so did my light exfoliator scrub before that.) Did it make me feel smooth? Yes! Is it fun? Absolutely. BUT... A week ago I had to exchange my Clarisonic due to the body brush stopping mid cycle, wether it was low in charge or charged. The girls at Sephora were great, got it exchanged, no problems! (I truly love Sephore, all the super nice and helpful workers, and the customer service!! :] ) Yet, it's still doing it. I charged it for 24 hours before using it first. I don't drop it. I keep it clean. But the body brush just doesn't seem to like me. Now I know, easy fix, just charge it all the time. Fine. Doesn't seem hard... but for $200? Yeah, no. The biggest reason I think I am going to return is because I noticed fine red lines that upon searching are called Capilliers? I've NEVER had these pop up, and now from reading I understand only lasor surgery can treat them? What? I didn't press down with the Clarisonic, barely feeling a tickle. I'm really at a hard place, because I want to love it, but I am afraid to cause permanent damage. I have very sensitive skin, this also being proven by the array of cleaning products that I have bought and returned. Anyone else have any of the same or comparable experiences with the Clarisonic?
I've been looking for a good eyecream for a while, but can't seem to settle on one.. I'm looking for something effective, free of alcohol and parabens (if some companies actually put parabens in eyecreams), and "nicely priced" (not something that cost $100 or above..) I noticed that I started having fine lines under my eyes.. and I'm only 22.. which has become a bit of a concern for me.. I've used PTR laser free (which has alcohol in them), and a few organic ones that doesn't seem to do anything.. It doesn't have to be from Sephora.. could someone give me some suggestions?
I have been breaking out lately along my chin and lower jawline. I just bought an acne regimen online last night (after much debate-the Clinique acne set.) Reading the reviews, it's very drying. I already have dry patches around my nose (d @ mn you, winter!!!) and so I ordered the Korres Greek Yogurt trio as well. Anyone with breakout prone skin tried the Korres? If so, did you use it every night or a few times a week?
I've searched the archives and haven't found much mention at all of Sisley products. I purchased a moisturizing mask there a couple months ago after watching Lisa Eldridge's video on long-haul flights. The people at the counter were awesome - they did my makeup just for fun, didn't try to upsell me at all, and gave me tons of deluxe samples. They also convinced me to come back for a free facial, which I am doing tomorrow! My question is this. I do want to purchase something, since I wouldn't accept a "free" facial without making a purchase. However, their stuff is super expensive! I don't just want to pick a few things and hope for the best. Does anyone have experience with this brand? What are the most awesome Sisley products? Thanks, everyone!
Recently I've been experiencing very dry skin around my nose. I haven't had a cold, so I think it's only because of the dry winter air. My normal moisturizier isn't doing anything to touch it, and even my night cream, Korres Yoghurt cream, doesn't touch the dryness. Does anyone have any suggestions for a moisturizer that will get rid of very dry, flaky sensitive skin?
I have extremely oily skin in my T-Zone as well. I literally have tried The Becca Ever Matte Primer, MUFE Mat Velvet +, Nars the Matte foundation, I've tried almost all of the oil-free and oily skin drugstore foundations. I need some serious advice... Maybe I'm doing something wrong? I have to powder within 1-2 hours of applying my makeup. Also, I have acne prone skin, and I feel like giving up. Please, help a girl out!
I have a very sensitive skin and slightly oily.. Please help me by suggesting face wash, toner, moisturizer for day and night and night cream.. Products that are not too expensive would be extra nice.. Thank you!
I have tried multiple high end foundation but continue to break out any time I wear them. I will wake up with my skin starting to clear up and as soon as I put makeup on I will breakout throughout the day. My mom has always warned me and said she had the same problem as well until her late 30's. I've tried Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder foundation as well as Clinique Acne Solutions. I need something to either reduce or cover up all of the redness the acne has left behind.
Hi ladies! I'm currently looking to try a facial oil since I've heard so many great reviews about it. I have extremely oily (sometimes combo?), acne-prone skin, and I've been using oil-free skin care products all my life. I've tried so many moisturizers, but I'm not fully satisfied because my face would get oily 1-2 hours after applying them. After doing some research, I narrowed down to 2 products: Josie maran argan oil and the Tarte Maracuja oil. Which one is better in term of hydration, fast absorption, control oil? I'd greatly appreciate your input/ help! Thanks!
I bought a Clarisonic Mia 2 about 2 months ago and use it 2-3 times a week in the shower. It works really well at making my skin smooth and soft but my acne is not getting any better and my pores still seem to be huge especially on my nose. I use Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser with it, and follow up with Sephora Acne Fighting Mattfying Moisturizer. The zits are large red cystic ones around my chin and jawline, and the Sephora Roll On Gel isn't helping. Am I somehow using it wrong? I do exactly what Clarisonic advises. Help? Oh and my skin is sensitive combo.
I have been using Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity for some time now, but it apparently is not going to be sold by Sephora anymore and there appears to be no where else to buy it. I really liked it because it cleared any acne scars and red marks I had on my face. Does anyone know of a similar product that you have tired and like? Thanks
I was prescribed Atralin to clear up hormonal, painful acne. I currently use the Korres Wild Rose sleeping facial as my night cream. Has anyone had any experiences with this product combined with a topical, Retin-A type medication? I'm unsure if the vitamin c will react poorly with the medicine. I have sensitive skin that is oily but dries out very easily from acne medications.
I am over 40 and my sensitive skin has JUST settled down enough that I am ready to try something more than a tinted BB cream and blush. Any recommendations for hydrating, but oil free foundation and concealer? How can I get good coverage using these products that looks light and fresh and not cakey?
So some days I want very little makeup on. id like to give my face a break and let it breath. I notice some days my skin seems really pink on my cheeks and nose. I'm not sure if it's because I use my Mia 2 a little to much (those areas are sensitive) or because my face is tired of makeup hahaa. I use my Mia 1min =20sec 30sec in the morning and at night. so to the point. I want little make up so I want to skip on the foundation. However I have a little redness on my cheeks next to my nose and on my nose and around it. would a good skin tone light concealer be good for those areas and then a powder on top? whats your little makeup look? And days you skip Out on makeup? im trying to improve my skin and reduce redness. I've been drinking as much water as I can I tend to forget about hydration when I'm busy.
I've been having some skin issues. Blemishes, bumbs, and dry patches on my face, and it gets severe in the wintertime. I figured since my birthday is in 2 days, but I'm not sure if I should buy it. Is it worth it?
I have been using Clarisonic Mia First for three weeks now and my face is full of cystic, pus-filled pimples and blackheads and whiteheads too! I don't go out of the house anymore because of this. I stayed home while my family was somewhere celebrating Thanksgiving because I am so ashamed of my face! I am 27yo and this is by far the worst breakout I ever had! I tried everything and switched to just honey and cinnamon as facial mask am/pm. But for removing makeup I use Chanel Cleansing Milk and the Exfoliating mousse to wash the excess makeup with my Clarisonic. I am just so ashamed and insecure I hide from every one I know even when I'm in the house and I would cry every night because of this. What can you suggest?..... Thank you..
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some help with my oily skin! I have very oily skin and big pores and my skin gets sooo oily by noon time! I want to try the boscia black line, but I wanted to hear from some people about what products they use first! So this is what I do now: I wash my face in the shower with a neutrogena exfoliater (right now its a apricot scrub, but I was just using one for pore refining). I use clinique pore minimuzing serum (just started using this a couple weeks ago). I also use a clinique moisturizer (dramatically different gel in summer and moisture surge extended in winter/right now). Then I use smashbox primer light and bare minerals matte makeup (foundation, warmth, blush, mineral veil). When I have time in the afternoon I will use some oil blotting sheets and some touch up mineral veil. At night I wash my face with a toner because if I was my face with an exfoliater twice in one day, it gets super dry. I then put on the pore minimizing serum again and then a topical gel prescription from my doctor for acne. Please let me know if I should be doing anything differently! I have combination skin. I tend to be really dry around my nose and mouth when I get out of the shower. Maybe I need to try a different moisturizer, but I've tried so many and they just aren't strong enough. I need your help and I need to try something new because my face gets so oily and shiny and it emphasizes my pores and melts off my makeup! Thank you!!
Hi ladies, Trying to decide how to use my $20 off -- was thinking I'd like an intensive moisturizer or moisture mask for overnight, for a few dry patches on my face and for my hands. It can be FOR face, I just like to use it on backs of my hands too -- so it should be uber moisturising or thick if possible. Also needs to be low or no fragrance because I'm really sensitive. Suggestions?
Hey there beauties! I've been researching When masks and can't decide/tell what is the main differences between them & which I should try. Of the four sold on Sephora's website (The Last Choice, Travelmate, 10:00pm, Makeup Base) I was initially drawn to Travelmate because it sounds so moisturizing, convenient for travel & great for winter months….but when I read the descriptions of the other options they all sound fairly similar. Anyone have experience with these masks & have any recommendations? Thanks!!
I'm just wondering if people had tried Michael Todd organics products I've been into organic/natural brands/products but recently came across Michael Todd. Someone on youtube mentioned that they sponsor alot of videos on youtube, so I wasn't 100% if they do actually work. I read some reviews on makeup alley, but alot of the reviews on there are sometimes just negative.. so I wanted to ask people who are more objective
I'm 23 and want to start taking better care of my skin! I am obsessed with makeup but honestly I know very little about skin care. My skincare routine is pretty haphazard as it is. This week I bought a Boots kit from Target (came with a cleanser, exfoliator & serum). After only a few days I have been seeing improvement, but considering how little I was doing before, I'm sure anything would be better. I also have been using a Clinique Redness Solutions Moisturizer, and a Clinique eye cream. The moisturizer is ok but doesn't really do much for my redness, and the cream is fine but I think geared more toward wrinkles whereas I am looking for something for my heinous genetic dark circles. I have combo skin. It can get a little dry around my nose but can easily become oily if I use a moisturizer that is too thick. I get the occasional pimple but my main concern is evening out my skin tone. I am a super pale lady and have pink/red undertones. I was just wondering what products/lines everyone has had success with? Both Sephora & drugstore recommendations welcome. I also know there are a TON of skincare products out there, and which ones you think are a necessity? Thanks!!