I've recently gotten interested in skincare and way too obsessed with trying to find the best of each type of product. How do you ladies trial your skincare products? And how long do you give a product before you decide it isn't working? I've been using Sunday Riley Start Over on one eye and Bliss Energizing Eye Gel on the other for the past two weeks and I don't think I've seen a difference yet. The SR eye might be slightly better, or that's just what I want to see...I can't tell. Is two weeks long enough?
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.
Hey guys. So within the past month I've noticed some blackheads on my nose- and they could've been there for months and I just noticed them- but then again I'm not sure.. I've never had trouble with acne in my entire life. But thankfully I have a deluxe samples size of the Boscia Detoxifying Black cleanser, and I also exfoliate every other morning. That seems to be helping but my questions are, what causes blackheads? I've heard its a pretty common issue, so I'm not that worried about it, but I still want to get rid of them. And I also wanted to ask if you can thoroughly get rid of blackheads? (meaning they wont come back?) And this might sound like a dumb question- but can be any chance exercising and sweating cause blackheads? I recently started exercising and soon after started noticing the them. Thanks so much for anyone who can answer!
the house i just moved into has very hard water. i have acne-prone sensitive skin, and i've noticed already that i have more buildup under my skin that i've never had before. i was wondering if there's anything you can suggest - a specific product, or a change in my routine..... i'm currently using Simple Brand cleanser with the Foreo mini, First Aid Beauty acne pads, and Vichy night detox/ acne moisturizer.
So I placed an order on August 31st and the package never came even though the tracking number said it was delivered at 8.40 pm. I was at home at the time and nobody knocked on the door to deliver it nor did I hear any trucks coming in. I checked my porch and front door - the package wasn't there. I assumed it was stolen, called customer service and they said they would contact UPS and that the latter would get in touch with me (they never did) Yesterday, September 30th, I came home and noticed the package on the porch. I was really excited because it had a promo I had been wanting to try , Luna night oil. The package was slightly covered in dust and earth but had no signs of exposure to water so it could not have been there for a month and I just did not see it. Has this ever happened to anyone?
I'm 22, combination skin. I am dark skinned which gets burnt and damaged very easily when exposed to sun. Even though I try to limit my exposure, there is still a lot of damage caused and its taking forever to reverse the process. Any products that might help restore my natural skin tone and protect it from further damage? I look forward to your suggestions.
I don't know what this is, but I just have dry, flaky skin just at the creases of my nose that are particularly visible when I wear makeup (mineral or liquid) and I don't know how to get rid of it. I've tried good moisturizers, but it doesn't seem to work and it's very isolated to just the nose crease. I do have dry skin in general, but a good moisturizer usually takes care of any dryness EXCEPT here. It's not so much "patches" of skin, it looks maybe more like pores that have flaked off or something. It's hard to describe. Maybe I will take a picture. Does anybody know what the heck I'm talking about? lol If so, what skin regiment would you recommend?
Hi! So, I've been trying a sample of the GlamGlow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser since I'm in the market for a new cleanser. I have combination/oily/sensitive skin and my chin gets easily congested (I know it's hormonal based and I am taking birth control for it, but it still gets congested). I can get cystic pimples pretty easily there. After using it for 3-4 days at night only, I've been getting a pretty bad reaction to it. My whole face burns, and bumps are appearing on my face with some white heads too. The area around my lips also became super dry. Anyone else have this kind of reaction to it? I've also been trying Thirstycleanse and that hasn't given me any reaction at all, it's quite nice actually.
Hey guys, my question is regarding my dry t zone, my face is normally never dry except for when I put makeup on! I exfoliate every morning before I put my cream on which is the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate which I love! And then I follow up with either my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer or the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because I don't like heavy products on my face. I used to use the Laura Mercier setting powder but I thought that was making my face dry out throughout the day, but since ive stopped using it I am still have the same issue. By the middle of the day my makeup looks dried out especially on my t zone area, and splotchy in areas on my cheeks. I even use the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and this still happens!!
Hey! I'm in my mid twenties and battle acne more now than as a teenager, I mean its not terrible but its always there even if just a little bit. I've finally got a makeup remover( Makeup Break Up by Boscia) and cleanser (Murad clarifying cleanser) that I like but I can't find a moisturizer or primer I love. There are so many to try and chose from. I'm not a huge fan of the Smasbox primers surprisingly but I did like the hourglass primer. I really need a primer, and night and day moisturizers! Thanks!!!!
I know that the Luna Oil is a cult favorite so was excited to snag the sample. Then I realized after I got it that it contains retinol I already use a prescription retinoid for acne and anti-aging. My understanding has been that prescription retinoids are more potent than OTC retinol products, however I don't really know about any of the other active ingredients in this product. Would there be any benefits to having both in my routine. (Understanding that I wouldn't double up by using both at the same time.) Including this would be on days when I'm not using the retinoid and would mean I would likely be using my existing retinoid less often. BUT I also have sensitive skin so I'm currently trying to use my retinoid just enough to get results, but not so much that it aggravates my skin's tendency toward redness and sensitivity.
I'm 19, combination skin. i have a few dark spots on both cheeks after breakout 2 years long ago. I'm looking for products that can fade away my skin problems and help my skin glowing and tighten my pores too.
I'm not sure what the issue is but this has been the third time that I went to Sephora and had an issue with them looking up my account via EMAIL, NAME, DOB, AND PHONE NUMBER. I lost my VIB card but never had an issue with it being looked up and now it is. It kind of is annoying cause I can't get my points right away and we spend an extra 15 min re-typing and trying to figure it out and the cash register. Is there any explanation as to why ? Also need to add my purchase/points to my account ...I have the receipt.
So I started using the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, but I don't know if its making me breakout ? has anyone else had this problem with this foundation I haven't really changed anything else in my routine. so please let me know if this has happened with anyone else. My skin is combination and i seem to get hormonal acne( but now it seems random breakouts) more often.
I have VERY sensitive eyes that always burn with 99% of the cleansers and makeup remover wipes out there. So far out of the ones I have tried, only the Tarte maracuja wipes are the only ones that work for me that don't burn my eyes or dry out my skin. All natural soap works as well, but it dries out my skin. I've tried things for sensitive eyes and skin, nothing works. I know that just makeup remover wipes isn't good enough, because it doesn't get rid of everything, so I would like to find a cleanser that won't sting or dry out my skin, but will clean the rest of what's left on my face. Any suggestions? For reference it doesn't get into my eye, it's the rubbing and formula around the eye, that irritates, usually. Things I have tried that I can remember (all did not work for me): (May not be the exact name of the product) first aid beauty wipes korres milk wipes yes to cucumber wipes vichy cream makeup remover Lancome cream makeup remover Lancome eye makep remover Sephora collection waterproof eye makeup remover Bioderma wipes Ponds wipes (blue packaging) First aid beauty cleanser
Looking for some suggestions on what to buy from Tarte! The Gilt GC (mine is the $60 one) expires this Sunday, and I still don't know what I want. I waited for the holiday collection to release, but I am not drawn to any one thing. What is everyone planning to use theirs for? I was thinking maybe either the Showstopper or Rainforest after Dark? Or perhaps a set of items?