I had Kate Somerville's Eradikate shipped and have applied it once. I read many reviews and know that you're supposed to take a Q-Tip and dip the cotton swab into the pink flecks on the bottom of the bottle and apply to your pimples. The bottle says "do not shake" but of course being shipped it was shaken, and the solution looked light pink and creamy. I gave it a day to settle before applying and the top of the mixture was clear but the bottom was still pink and creamy, I couldn't see any flakes. I applied it anyway (dipped Q-Tip into the pink creamy part and applied - pimples were dried up and less red when I woke up) Just wondering if the product will ever settle and is it just as effective in this consistency? I've had it nearly 3 days and it has stayed the same. Thank you!
Hi! So I am in urgent need of a new moisturizer! Some info: I used to say that I just have very oily skin but I now have dry patches under my lips (and a little around) (I have been using Aveeno Clear Complexion and Aveeno Daily moisturizer but they may have been causing redness so I stopped them after a month or two.) I used a Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief sample and now around my lips and under my eyebrow bone are flaky. All of these stung or burned in some way when I was putting them on. I wash my face twice a day with Aveeno Clear Complexion Face Wash and use Acanya in the morning and Atralin at night for my acne. I don't know what to do, nothing I use seems to be okay for me. Does anyone suggest anything?? A different face wash? The dermatologist said Aveeno was a good brand but I'm not sure if it's the best for me. (I also usually wear Sephora 8 hr Wear Perfect Cover Concealor and their Baked Face Compact Powder) Thank you so, so much!
I have a question about the clarisonic purge. When I started to use my clarisonic mia 2, I heard that you may suffer a purge fase. My skin is dry and I don't usually have break outs, just black heads. But when I used it for the first weak I notice my face was getting lots of red bumps, specially on the cheeks. Is this normal? Is my skin to sensitive? Please help!
I need help/suggestions for a skin care regimen. I'd like to use organic/natural products (if possible) but also affordable. I have a few fine lines around my mouth and on my forehead. I've lost some elasticity in my jaw area. I have an oily t-zone and I sometimes get a few blackheads on my neck-jaw bone area. I use my Clarisonic once a week.
I am searching for some help with my skincare routine. I have large pores and acne prone skin, and would like some recommendations to help solve these problems. I'm just going to go ahead and list as much detail to help: I'm 32, and large pores run in my family. My daily skincare routine: AM- wipe with washcloth (warm water only). This is something I started a couple of months ago and it has helped with breakouts a good bit. PM- Sephora makeup remover on eyes, Simple foaming face wash in the shower. I use Simple gel moisturizer as I think I need it, but not every day. If I need to spot treat I either use Neutrogena spot treatment or Mint Julep mask dabbed on acne spots. My acne is hormonal and sometimes cystic, but never severe. My skin is also sensitive and does not care for a salicylic acid treatment at all. Makeup- I use POREfessional primer (recent purchase that is NOT working). This primer has not helped with my pores and seems today (day 3) that it is beginning to irritate my skin (slight pink color and tingly). I use Bare Minerals matte powder foundation, concealer, and translucent powder. Any suggestions from skincare to makeup would be greatly appreciated. I am ready to be excited about my makeup and not frustrated!
My skin has never been really acne prone and is usually very soft looking and clear but for the past almost 4 months I have had really red and sensitive skin, and I am getting really large blemishes everywhere, and even though my skin feels very soft and I exfoliate often, my face still looks flakey when I put my makeup on and still is oily it seems like nothing can cover up my blemishes. Any ideas?
Let me start off by saying that my feet are sooooooooo much work! I have tried my micro pedi amd it's not doing as good as had hoped! This month I bought the Soap and Glory heel genius and so far it's not doing much. I have rough heels and have to file them twice a week to keep them soft! Is there any other products that you have tried that really works? I'm so frustrated and sick of spending all this time and money for products that don't work, lol. Please tell me if anything is working good for you! Thanks in advance, Dan
I would like to buy a Christmas gift for my son's 17 year old girlfriend. I don't know her well, she's very shy & not really communicative with me. He's only been seeing her for a month or two but at this age, that's a substantial relationship lol. I know she wears eyeliner, mascara & lipgloss but that's the extent of my knowledge. I was thinking of Tarte, Too Faced holiday, collections ...which I love & own....I'm a total makeup junkie ... but I don't know if these brands appeal to girls in that age group. I do want to get her something super special. So I'm asking for suggestions from girls in this age group as to what would be the Holy Grail for a 17 year old. So if there's something you've been dreaming of, please share!
So I'm testing out cleansers and I read on FAB's website that their cleanser has a ph of 6.5, only slightly more acidic that your face. While your body may have a ph of 7, the skin mantle has an acidity level of what, 4.5-5.5? Lower than 6.5, anyway. I'm really dithering about whether or not to even try this product. I mean, if they got the basic ph of the face wrong, what else is next? I have acne-prone skin and I have found that the best way to avoid breakouts is to really keep my skin acidic. Does anyone else pay attention to the ph levels of products?
hi I have never really used a primer but would like to try - mostly to hide pores. I use Laura M tinted moisturizer as foundation. I have tried Smashbox and it made my face all blotchy and oily. I tried MUFE #7 and I found it made my pores stand out. Any suggestions? My skin is dry but is oily by end of day - so I would say it is a combination. Thanks!
Hi there! This is my first time posting. I have a question about blush and finding the right color for your skin tone. I have very pale skin and have never used blush because I am naturally flushed in a pink tone. Now that I am 25, I feel like I need to wear blush in order to pull my entire makeup look together. I have tried using pink blush after applying my powder, and I have had success. However, my problem is that I wear very bold makeup often. When I wear bright red lipstick, I feel that the pink blush contradicts the overall color palette of my face that day. Is there some sort of red based blush that would help solve my problem? I do not think that peach blush will work with my cool skin tone. Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated. This is the typical makeup I wear to work with pink blush. This is an example of a bold eye that I wear with classic red lips.
I am looking for recommendations for my friend who is getting married in May. She doesn't really have a skin care routine (just washes with a Clean and Clear foaming wash and goes to bed...), and she wants to amp it up to have glowy skin for her wedding. She has normal skin and doesn't really suffer from breakouts (lucky girl!). I have my own AM/PM skin routine for my combo/oily/acne prone skin, but it would be too intense for her. So I would love some suggestions for a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer for normal skin and the routine for which to use them. Drugstore, high end, or a mix of the two would be fine. Her biggest issues are dullness and some blackheads on and around her nose. Thanks in advance!
Hello! My name is Emma and I am 19 about to turn 20 in February. I have normal skin and I am looking into a great skin care routine. I rarely ever break out and when I do it is only one pimple at a time. I do however have white heads. I normally just use drugstore products but now that I am almost 20 I want to treat my skin better and give it some love. I am looking for an every day cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and anything else anyone recommends. Thank you for your help!
I see these periodically or read it as an attribute in descriptions of skin care. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with such products? Why use them? Do they work? Do they damage your skin? Thanks!
Hi Beauties, I want to try some of the NARS skincare line but wanted to hear what people thought about it. I have combination skin with acne that will pop up if I use the wrong products. I take an oral medication for acne so I can only use products for very sensitive skin. I've been eyeing the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer: http://www.sephora.com/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free- moisturizer-P377864?skuId=1478346 and the Multi-Action Hydrating Toner: http://www.sephora.com/multi-action-hydrating-tone r-P377869?skuId=1478296 If anyone has used these products, what do you think? How are they on dry skin, acne-prone skin? Thank you in advance!
BT lovelies what do you do for your skin while you're traveling? I was traveling recently and my lovely skin freaked out. I took my regular skincare stuff with me and followed my normal routine. I went from a warm climate (SoCal) to up north to the mountains near Seattle. My skin freaked out and broke out. Haven't had this bad of a break out in a LONG time. And then my skin dried up, painfully. I'm thinking it might have been the climate change or the water. I know we can get dehydrated while flying so I drink lots of water before/during/after the flight as well as moisturize twice as much. But this time it just didn't help. What do you guys do to help your skin cope with traveling? I'm going to be traveling again soon and I'd like to not have a skin freakout repeat. I'd like to look good in pictures without heavy make up or heavy photoshoping.
Hi guys I'm only 18 years old, and only break out occasionally. My main issue with my skin is that it has a weird texture. It's almost like really teeny tiny goosebumps in certain areas of my face. I've tried tons of primers, but it still shows through with my foundations on top. Is there maybe some sort of face wash to help smooth out my skin? I'm open to any ideas, thanks!
I just think it would be fun to share our Holy Grail skincare products. Name 3 skincare products that would use for the rest of your life. What benefits did you get from using them. My skin type is dry-combination, occasional breakouts My 3 Holy Grail -Arcona Cramberry Toner. It makes my skin so soft and hydrated, and it is antimicrobial -Glamglow Hydrating masl my skin become smooth bright and hydrated every time wake up -Caudalie moisturizing sorbet it moisturizes my skin without any greasy look
I'm new to Sephora, and need a skin care routine. I'm 20 and I just use drug store face washes for breakouts. I have the combination skin type, I don't wear concealer/powder makeup and I don't want to start. Just looking for a good product to keep my skin smooth, clear, and healthy. Help please!
I have oily/combination skin. Used to have bad acne as teen, now in mid-20s, still have minor breakouts but I use Epiduo which keeps me pretty clear of blemishes... But now I want to get rid of left over acne/dark spots. What can I use that won't make me breakout and be fine to use with Epiduo. I've done lots of research and I'm between these 3 products: Murad: http://www.sephora.com/post-acne-spot-lightening-g el-P188907?skuId=1021930, http://www.sephora.com/rapid-age-spot-pigment-ligh tening-serum-P4009?skuId=654095 Origins: http://www.sephora.com/dr-andrew-weil-for-origins- mega-bright-skin-tone-correcting-serum-P302934?sku ... Feel free to recommend other products also.
Hey guys, so I'm trying to skip around a find the best soap/cleanser for my skin that is relatively affordable yet gentle for my combination skin. I don't like to target my skin problems (pimples, oiliness, dull/uneven texture) while washing my face, I consider that portion of my routine to be the middle-ground where I reset everything and let my skin breathe a little. I usually wash morning/night and every other day I use my Clarisonic to get my face really clean and then proceed to use my serums/oils/etc so they'll absorb better. I tried the seaberry soap from Fresh and didn't like it too much. I've just been using the Dove bar for the past few months but I just feel like it hasn't been cleaning as well as I want it to. Either that or it's time for a change up since I've been breaking out a little bit. So what's everybody's holy grail face wash/soap that's close to what I'm looking for? Even if it's not close, I'm open to suggestions