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Hello there! So my aunt, who's probably in her 40's, has some pretty severe hyper pigmentation on her neck! She's constantly embarrassed about it and she has tried many products. Unfortunately I can't list any of them since I don't know and has even gone to a dermatologist... and that has failed. From what I know she has used only lotions and gels. I am hoping for some of you beauty lovers to have an idea or a cure or even know someone who has been able to overcome it and recommend what they used. She's pretty desperate at the moment on trying to get rid of it.   to have an idea on what her hyper pigmentation looks like I will link some photos below (not her but what it sort of looks like). Just try to imagine this all on the front of a neck... There isn't anything graphic just a picture of a neck and cheek if you were wondering!   https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4580r7rs/1b.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3BbOj5vt2zA/TkEF2sDjL9I/ AAAAAAAAAE0/rNQg5-PR4yQ/s1600/acanthosis-nigricans ...   Please help!
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Acne
UGH--so busy today and didn't get a chance to check out the sale section today There was a huge markdown on the Tarte cheek stain set and the MUFE set but it looks like its out of stock already!    Still--lots of other goodies at great prices there! Lots off OCC and the some Smashbox LE items
Acne
I love her makeup she by far has some of the best products available and doesnt get the recognition she deserves I'am a huge mally beauty fan lipstick , concealer , eyeshadow and all highly recommend her products to everyone here you can thank me later.
Acne
I have lots of eyelashes however they are very short. I know it's weird. After wearing mascara, it turns out quite good. However, I'm so tired of wearing mascara at the moment that I'm considering wearing fake lashes everyday (even at work). I work at an insurance firm. I'm just wondering if you girls will wear fake lashes too during the day at work?   Thanks.
Acne
Hi there, I've been trying to write reviews, but when I click on the "write a review" button, it doesn't work on any product page... Any suggestions?
Acne
I have a combination skin. And last summer I have terrible breakouts all over my face maybe because of the weather I think. But , now the I can't seem to get rid of the acne scars ? Any suggestions ?
Oily
Hello friends! I am always curious to know what people's skincare regimes are; how can a skincare fanatic not want to see what other people are using!   My skin is very strange, it is combination (very) oily, dehydrated, and acne prone along with reactive to various products.   Without further ado, here is my current skincare routine!   Morning:   Cleanse - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Tone - FAB Facial Radiance Pads Hydratation Tone - 100% Pure Rose Water Serum - Peter Thomas Roth Viz 1000 Hydrating Serum Moisturize - Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Eye Cream - Fresh Lotus Eye Gel Night:   Cleanse - Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Tone - FAB Facial Radiance Pads Hydratation Tone - 100% Pure Rose Water Treat - Kielhs Midnight Recovery Concentrate **  My nose is very breakout prone, so I do not apply any product to it during the day and use a prescription topical acne medication on it every night to stop the clogged pores **   Lips - Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm   Specific  Days   SUNDAY Shave Exfoliate - Clinique Face Scrub (Mens line) TUESDAY Glamglow Supermud Mask WEDNESDAY Shave SATURDAY Glamglow Powermud Mask And there you have it! My wonderful, yet crazy, skincare regime!   I am EXTREMELY interested in seeing what your skincare regime is as I am new to the Advice Talks!   I definitely look forward to seeing the different combinations of products and also looking to see what other products I could potentially use!   I love Skincare! It's the best!   Michael, xo  
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I'm going to watch a concert tonight.  I really like Irina Shayk's hair and makeup look here.  Is this a good look for a concert? I also posted what I'm going to be wearing... Let me know if you have any suggestions or if you think this should be fine. It's been awhile since I last watched a concert.
Acne
I see that lots of others have had the same trouble with missing samples. I hardly ever shop at the Sephora store just because they never have any samples at all.  :-(   So I order online especially to try out new things. Some of my favorites have been discoveries I've made only because of samples, e.g., Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Aventure: Once I tried the sample, I couldn't wait to buy it! (I actually got it at the store, because I couldn't wait!) So it is just so, so disappointing when I don't get the samples along with my order. It happened again today. I tore apart all the packaging and the paper filler and everything, just couldn't believe my Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation sample wasn't in there, especially since it is listed on the packing slip. But it's not there. I could understand if they ran out of a particular sample and replaced it with something else, but that's not the case. This is not the first time it's happened, either. I've always felt like, well, it's a freebie, I shouldn't complain, but now it's happened again and I do feel like it shouldn't be offered if it's not going to be fulfilled. My customer experience: Not So Good.
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How do I properly use AHA and BHA together? One in the morning and one at night? Every other day? Would using both AHA and BHA be too much exfoliation?
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Oily
I have oily skin, but I am fond of the dewy glowing look! Not the oily shining look! I want to know exactly how I can create this look? I know I need to do strong oil control at skin care and base, so that I can use a dewy/glowy foundation.  But I see on Korean girls, even before makeup their skin is SUPER glowing.  How can I get that???   I was trying to attach a photo but somehow I can't I'll figure how to attach a photo. Pls advise me how oily skin can get glowing dewy skin without the oily shine!!!! thank you!!!!  
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i need a eye serum that really works and works with the clarisonic opal thinking of getting.
Acne
I am going on vacation in October and I plan on doing some serious make-up shopping. I would love to hear some suggestions on products to try. I love a glowy look and I love color. I have tried such brands as Urban decay,Kat Von D,Anastasia of beverly hills,Too Faced,etc. I am looking to buy foundation,primer,mascara,lipstick,lip liner,eye liner and skin care products. 
Acne
Anyone with similar issues can you share your regimen? Clinque has not been successful and FAB has not been moisturizing enough, Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
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hello i was thinking of getting the clarisonic opel does anyone have it and does it really work?   Read a lot of good and bad reviews about it, so before i spend that much money i would like know from you beauty ladies your opion please thank you.
Acne
I have my face under control I use dr. dennis gross extra strength peel regularly and then put my proactive step 3 on after that before bed and this keeps my face clear but i always end up with pimples in my hairline and farther back into my scalp!! It's extremely irritating and I have thin hair especially towards my face so sometimes they are noticeable...Does anyone have any suggestions for something that could help this? Shampoo/Conditioner combo or some skincare that wouldn't grease/ruin my hair??? 
Antiaging
I am suffering from wrinkles and rough skin problems. My friends suggested me to use equinox skin care cream by sheridan labs. I have read some scams  and some complaints but there are some positive reviews also. Now I am confused, is there anyone who suggests me about it?? Scam or not?
Acne
Hello BT!   I went to my dermatologist and she prescribed me with Tretinoin 0.025% for night time, and 5% BP topical gel with clindamycin lotion for the morning. She said that I have combination acne (red bumps, white heads and cysts). Also, she mentioned to use oil free, non comedogenic products and a gentle facial cleanser.   I plan on continuing my use with Cetaphil gentle facial cleanser but was wondering if there were products that you could recommend me trying as a new moisturizer since my Olay is not oil free. Also, any other products that you could suggest would be greatly appreciated.     Thanks!
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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. 
Skincare Stories
I have a lot of blackheads/whiteheads and have small breakouts often, so I usually lay on a ton of makeup. I want to move towards improving my skin so its healthy and glowy and fresh so I can pare down to a really simple makeup routine. Should I switch to a BB or CC cream in lieu of foundation? Or try natural products? Or invest in one of those expensive skin cleanser brushes? I don't know where to start. 
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I have suffered with kp for years since junior high on my legs.  It causes breakouts and scabs to occur.  After they heal, I am left with black spots/scars on my legs.  I also have this problem on my buttocks.  Do you have any suggestions on how to fade these scars/spots? 
Oily
I am 45 years old and have fought oily skin, hormonal breakouts and large pores all my life. In the last few years I have tried OH and Clinque 3 step for oily skin but neither has helped me, I have been using a Mia for about 2 months and it has helped some but not as much as I had hoped. Does anyone have any other suggestions of products to use. So here is my routine so no confusion..   Mia 1 x daily AM Clinque 3 step cleanser, toner and moisterizing gel Hourglass primer Clinque Mat foundation or KVD foundation or BMinerals   Still have to blot about two hours after makeup. Ugggh frustrating to say the least. Please help!
Antiaging
I am 24 years old and beginning to think a lot more about preventing the signs of aging on my face. I essentially have two questions: What moisturizers do you recommend and in what order should I apply it with my other products?   I am interested in an anti-aging serum that is thin enough to use under makeup but won't make me oily. I use a regular moisturizer and cc cream. If I use a moisturizing serum, is it necessary to use another moisturizer or will this replace it? I do usually use an anti aging lotion at night (that's too thick and oily looking for day) and a moisture mask a few days a week.   During the day, I use a thin sunscreen (that I'm thinking of ditching because of the texture), a tiny bit of moisturizer, a primer, cc cream, and then a tad of powder if I am going out on a date or something. Does this sound like the right order?
Antiaging
i have a great night moisturizer from peter ? and am looking for something during the day (in morning before makeup), the studies on this look incredible , all high 90s on improvement - i have had luck with his peters facial wash and also night cream, so i thought this might be good to try, but its a hefty investment and i wanna be sure i understand what it is, what it does, and if it will help me first   2 questions 1) does this have any harsh chemicals i need to be worried about? would it leave any redness or effects? 2) do i need to put on another moisturizer after or does this product "regenerate" and also moisturize??   i am 34, main goal is to prevent wrinkles, nothing so bad yet. also my face on cheeks can be a bit blotchy with redness but its mild-moderate and doesnt bother me too much
Acne
I am looking for a wonderful face primer to put on before my foundation routine. I have oily to combination skin...very large pores on my cheeks by my nose (I need a primer that will shrink those) and I am acne-breakout prone. I have tried porefessional, it it breaks me out every time. Any recommendations on a lightweight primer that won't clog my skin but will also help mattify my skin throughout the day and will make my skin look glowy?   Thanks!
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I know that Sephora doesn't sell Illamasqua anymore, Nordstrom never has, and now I see that it is no longer on Bloomingdales website. Does anyone know where Illamasqua can be found in the States? I am definitely not paying international shipping from the UK. 
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a great dark circle skincare product or cover up??  I have fair skin and very noticeable blue/purple dark circles under my eyes.   To make it worse I have a face full of freckles, which I do love, but  if I try and use concealer on my dark circles it draws more attention to the area because it becomes the one non freckly place on my face.  Any suggestions?  Thank you!
Acne
does anybody use IT Cosmetics here? I am so very interested in the Celebration Foundation but need more input. The brand looks like a really good solid brand. Need your input guys!
Antiaging
I am 24 years old with no real signs of aging yet. Is this product good for preventative action?
Skincare Stories
I currently use a generic version of Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes. While they do a great job of getting off all my makeup, they sting the heck out of my eyes. Since I wear shadow, liner, and mascara daily I need a wipe that will remove them without irritating my eyes. I don't care if it's a drugstore brand or a brand Sephora carries.