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Natural & Organic
I don't think we have one of these yet... But, if I'm wrong, please do correct me.   I've been wanting to make this thread for a while now, but as it usually is... Life got and gets in the way. But, better late than never, huh?   I've been enjoying many natural skincare products for the last 15 years or so, on and off ( mainly facial oils and balms, but masks, treatments, and body oils and balms, as well. ) I even used to make my own for years ( years ago ) as good natural skincare products were not a very easy thing to obtain. You'd have to try and hunt down quality ingredients and make stuff yourself most of the time. And, that was quite a task! It makes me happy to see that there is so many wonderful products widely and easily available lately. It makes things so much easier!   Natural skincare performs better for me personally. I love and enjoy using it. My skin adores it. I love the idea of it and behind it. So, I wanted to make a place for us natural skincare lovers to talk about anything natural skincare as I see there are many others out there that are interested, or already in love with it, as well. So why not have our own little place on here? So we can share our experiences ( good and/or bad ), loves, favorite products, favorite brands and their news/new launches, discus things, share our daily routines, talk DIYs if anyone is into that, why not? Anything really.   By "natural" skincare here I'm talking about skincare made mostly or completely of ingredients available in nature, like plant-derived ingredients, minerals... You know, the whole nine.   Anyway - feel free to join in! You don't have to be a natural skincare lover exclusively. Everybody's welcomed!   A word of caution ... For those who are new to natural skincare, proceed with caution. Inform and educate yourself really well on everything you are interested in trying and putting on your skin. Natural does not mean it won't hurt you! And, it certainly doesn't mean it's safe. Some natural ingredients can be irritating for some people. Go with what's good for you, don't force anything on your skin just because someone said it is good. Do patch tests. Be smart. People prone to allergies should pay careful attention to what they use on their skin.    P.S. I am not completely and 100% natural, nor I imagine I ever will be as I do love me some other stuff, as well. But mostly, yes.    
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Acne
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? 
Dry
Over the last two days my upper lip and the area above it has been dry, flaky/peeling and red. Could it be a chemical reaction from some product? I don't believe I tried anything new on my lips that I had not tried before. When I touch that area it feels a little rough to the touch. It did burn a little when I was using facewash to wash the area and when I put cream on it like Belief's Aqua Bomb. I am kind of smearing the area with Bite agave lip balm but it just feels so weird and rough-ish.
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Dry
I think it's about time we have a place for people with dry skin to talk their dry skin, share, discuss, help each other with their skincare routines, problems, goals.... Skincare. Life style changes. Anything. As much as we can. We don't have to be experts to help each other out. Maybe our experiences combined and put together can produce something helpful and beautiful for every fellow dry skin person that might seek help, word of advice, or simply a "safe haven".   Of course, you don't have to have dry skin to join us. Anyone with some wisdom willing to share is welcomed here!  
Oily
How do I successfully combat my issue with my oily skin? I feel like I have tried everything. I use a gentle cleanser (which contain salicylic acid) that doesn't cause my skin to feel tight or dry, an oil free moisturizer, and all oil free/matte makeup. I've also tried using oil as a mositurizer (such as coconut oil because it was recommened) to combat it which hasn't worked either. I am constantly having to blot my face numerous times a day and I still feel as if all my makeupis melting away. It feels like i'm going on an endless journey to find what is right for my skin.
Antiaging
Hi,   I'm close to my mid 30s and started to notice sunspots in my face.  Any idea on what product (looking for moisturizers primarily) I can use to reduce or eliminate the sunspots?  I have a pale Asian skin if that makes any difference....   Thanks in advance
Dry
Any other product recs for my dry, flaky skin? I have a skin condition and some psoriasis-like patches/texture on my cheeks, however generally my skin isn't sensitive and I can keep this at bay with a good AHA.   AM: -Cleanser (PC Skin Recovery) -Toner (Fresh Rose Deep Hydration or PC Skin Recovery or P50 - any suggestions for AM?) -Vitamin C? (Drunk Elephant C-Firma) -AHA? Do I use any in the AM? In conjunction with C-Firma? I have PC 8% AHA gel, 10% AHA liquid and Sunday Riley Good Genes. I d o need to use AHAs daily to prevent dead skin buildup, but not sure if I should use 2x/day - my skin isn't sensitive. -Also - May Coop Raw Sauce - AM or PM? -Drunk Elephant B-Hydra under moisturizer? -Moisturizer with SPF - any recs? Is it ok to skip this if I have SPF in my foundation and set with Coola setting spray with SPF? PM: -Cleanser (PC Skin Recovery for now - any other suggestions for dry flaky skin? I was going to try YTTP's Kale/Spinach etc cleanser however there is a retinol derivative in it and I'm pregnant - can't use) -Toner (Fresh Rose Deep Hydration or PC Skin Recovery OR P50 - any suggestions for PM?) -AHA next? PC 8% AHA gel, 10% AHA liquid and Sunday Riley Good Genes - OR Drunk Elephant Babyfacial mask for exfoliation instead? When to add in May Coop Raw Sauce? DE B-Hydra? Ceramidin Liquid?  PC 10% Niacinamide Booster? Drunk Elephant Babyfacial mask? Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist?   I also have Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid & Cream, a few choices for moisturizers: Belif Moisturizing Bomb, Drunk Elephant Lala Retro, FAB Ultra Repair, etc. - anything along these lines I should/could try? Though these all seem to be working great (FAB Ultra Repair isn't QUITE moisturizing enough though)... Oils: Sunday Riley Flora, Sunday Riley Juno, Fresh Seaberry - I rotate these. Was using Caudalie c15 Polyphenol Overnight Detox but had to return as it's not pregnancy safe. Also was using Sunday Riley Luna - also had to return due to pregnancy. I realize there are a lot of products that can substitute for one another but I like to have a few to choose from
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Antiaging
Hi there, what are good Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) powders on the market that can be added to your serum or moisturizer.  Thanks
Acne
Hello everyone,    I was wondering if anyone is also experiencing horrible purging / breakouts after start using Drunk Elephant products?  I've started using the Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial once a week, TLC Farmboos Glycolic Night serum every other night and Vitamin C serum every night for two weeks now, I am having horrible breakouts!! I am not sure which product is causing this massive breakouts? When I apply those products, I didn't feel any tingle, stinging sensation and my skin didn't feel sensitive or red at all, so I don't think it's irritating my skin. I have combination skin with t zone area that's acne prone, now I have big painful pimples on my chin, close to my lips, side of nose ! when some of them are gone, it left a big dark mark on my skin. Anyone experience the same thing after using Drunk Elephant products? I would love to hear your experiences and advice. I am 44 years old, I have not had pimple this frequent since I was in my 20s. sigh... (T__T)
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All Other Skincare Concerns
Hi! I've been struggling to find a sunscreen for my face to use regularly in order to protect my already vulnerable skin. I have Lupus, so my face especially is sensitive and really needs consistent UV protection. I don't always wear foundation, but for when I do, I'd like something that works well under my other makeup. I'm very fair, (I use Y205 in the MUFE HD Foundation) so I don't care that much about a white cast. It'd be even more of a plus if someone could suggest a product I could touch up my UV protection with over my makeup that isn't the supergoop setting spray (tried it, didn't like it). My skin is normal, but will get oily around my T-zone occasionally. 
Antiaging
Hey!! I'm 53 years old and my face looks more tired. Also, there are wrinkles on my face. I hate to see myself in the mirror. I have researched about the wrinkles and saw that working out on the face, sleeping the wrong way and putting on makeup are the main causes of wrinkles. It's too late for me to change my habits. One of my friends suggested undergoing botox cosmetic treatment from a clinic in Barrie ( http://www.lakeviewsurgery.com/cosmetic-non-surgical/botox/ ). Any thoughts? I have heard mixed reviews regarding this procedure. Has anyone here undergone this procedure? I very much want to enhance my facial appearance. Is there any good product that helps to enhance the appearance? Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks!!
Dry
Hey guys! I'm starting the medicine Accutane for my severe acne in the next few weeks and I'm looking for skin care recommendations. On this medication, the oils in your body stop it's production, which then makes your face (and whole body) extremely dry. I have combo skin right now, but I know I'm going to need a lot of moisturizing products while I'm in this medicine. So has anyone been in a similar situation and have any good dry skin lifesavers they would recommend? Thanks so much.
Antiaging
I just turned 25 and have fairly deep set and hooded eyes, and the corners are prime for developing crows feet, so I'd like to get ahead of it now. I have very sensitive skin (I have had reactions to Resveratrol and I'm allergic to coconut) and unfortunately most of the heavy anti aging eye products are pretty intense. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Acne
I've been cutting out meat for a while, and recently went full vegan and now my skin is freaking out. I've never really had that much acne to begin with, just usually around my period. But now my face is covered. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm trying to figure out if this something I need to ride out or change my whole skincare regimen...   any advice is greatly appreciated!
All Other Concerns
I have really tough skin. I'm 38 with aging mostly oily skin with some small dry patches, some acne and wrinkles/fine lines. I've tried lots of treatments with little to no results (Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel,  Clinique Acne + Line Correcting Serum, Ole Henriksen's Invigorating Night Gel, retinol serums, etc.). I've used these treatments for at least 3+ months each and mostly nothing. I've used a lot of different moisturizers too. Right now my night routine is: Cleanse - usually Boscia's Thermal Black Cleanser or MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil if I'm wearing makeup Tone - Pixi Glow Tonic Serums - PTR's AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel (just started this) with Sunday Riley's Good Genes on top Moisturizer - Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched with a drop of Lipidol Overnight Face Oil Eye Cream - whatever sample I have, right now Lancôme Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream My day routine is: Cleanse - Boscia's Thermal Black Cleanser Tone - Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner Serums - Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum, PTR's AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel (new) and Hylamide SubQ Anti-Aging Advanced Serum Moisturizer - Murad's Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ or Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 I wait until each treatment is dry before putting the next one on. My skin is being maintained but I'm looking for something with some real results. I'm not asking for a miracle but it would be nice to find something that actually improves my skin. Any suggestions?
Acne
looking for the best products to get rid of acne scarring. everytime i get a pimple it leaves a scar even when i dont pick at it...
All Other Concerns
I have redness from blemishes and acne scarring on my cheeks and chin area. I'm looking for products to help to lessen the redness.   I'm also looking an everyday, lightweight product to cover for summer months; such as a BB or CC cream.   I'm a full-time student, so keeping it within a reasonable budget is a priority, but I will pay a decent amount for the right product!   Thanks!
Oily
Hi everyone. i have super oily skin and I tried a lot of oil free facemasks, cleansers and moisturizers but at the end of the day my face still feels oily and I breakout pretty often. Please suggest some good foundations and moisturizers which can keep my skin matte. Thank you
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Combo / Normal
Beauty gurus...needing some help here!   This is my freshly washed face....freckles, redness, and all.  I've been having major redness/flakiness around my mouth in the corners, all the way to my chin.   My nose, however, is an oil slick. I moisturize like crazy with either First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream or Glamglow Volcasmic Mattifying Moisturizer.   My makeup routine or products seem irrelevant, since my skin is already red and flaky before putting on foundation, though most any foundation I use seem to slip all around my face and create an oily nose but flaky, dry mouth. Tips? Tricks? Recommendations? 
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Acne
Hello! I was hoping you guys could help me figure out if i'm purging or having a bad reaction to the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum.  I started it on Tuesday, using it every second morning.  I have since broken out in four new pimples and one that was barely there when I started has come to the surface.    I know that Vitamin C can cause a purging like this and I was just hoping for some help determining if that's what's happening.  I would really like to know before I use it for a month and totally wreck my face (it scars really easily unfortunately).    Thanks in advance!  
All Other Concerns
I'm looking for a recommendation for my skincare. I have oily skin and used to struggle with bad acne. My acne is not as bad anymore, however, I still get the occasional breakouts on my cheeks. My main concern is my acne scars and dark spots that remain from the years of acne when I was a teenager. I'm looking for some recommendations for a skincare routine that would help brighten my skin and help the overall look / texture as well. Open to serums, oils, moisturizers, or anything that you have used in combination that you saw great results with! I've looked into a couple of products such as the sunday riley good genes + the luma sleeping oil, the ole henriksen truth serum, or the vinoperfect claudalie serum. Looking for suggestions! Thanks !!! :
Natural & Organic
HI Everyone!!   I am looking for a new routine for skin care. I prefer products that don't have sulfates/parabens/are natural. I am looking to see what brands you recommend/ products? Also under eye creams? I have normal/dry skin   Thanks in advance!!
Acne
Ok, Sooooo idk if i'd really call it acne BUT for the past 1-2 years I have been getting these small little bumps on my face and idk what to use to clear them. I have never had acne or anything before. Now I am in my late twenties. My cheeks are red it looks like rosacea and the bumps are small on my cheeks and forehead. Also I have dry sensitive skin.   HELP MEEEEE! thx   Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
Combo / Normal
Hi guys!    So um, I'm kinda embarrassed to admit that I need a new face cleanser and I am fully unprepared to make this decision for myself. Frankly, I generally use whatever comes across my desk but it seems that I have run out of EVERYTHING and I have no backups (the horror). So I figured I'd ask the experts.   I need something for combo / oily (not sensitive) skin, non-foaming that I can use w/ my Clarisonic. Obvs has to be sold at Sephora.   And while we're at it, what's your favorite moisturizer with SPF? (ya know, cuz, summer).    Thanks loves!
Combo / Normal
hello all! i am on the lookout for the perfect cleanser! for the most part i have pretty normal skin, but lately it has felt dry and i've been peeling on my nose, which is quite strange since i have always tended to be more oily around my nose. i don't know if the cleanser i'm using (ole henriksen find your balance oil control cleanser) has dried out my skin since i use it morning and night. HOWEVER my skin feels so clean and refreshed after using it. any other cleanser recommendations ?!?!
Dry
   I had my makeup done at Sephora on Times Square and they used some type of serum but I neglected to find out what it was.  Does anyone have any suggestions of something would would work and also brighten that area?
All Other Skincare Concerns
Hi all!  I've been browsing the forum and found many suggestions for acne scar treatments.  So I was wondering what the best product is for acne scars?  I don't want a spot treatment or a peel, but an overall face serum/treatment.  But I don't want a face lightening product (I don't want to lighten my whole face/complexion).    Also, can I use these acne scar treatments in conjunction with another serum (such as an anti-aging serum)?  Thanks ahead of time for your advice/suggestions/answers!