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Combination Skin

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A place for our combination skin beauties to share their top tips, tricks, and product recommendations for managing skin that is both oily and dry.

A place for our combination skin beauties to share their top tips, tricks, and product recommendations for managing skin that is both oily and dry.

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Which Toner Biossance or Ordinary
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Re: Which Toner Biossance or Ordinary
BOSS III INSIDER
Reply: @Sheswims If you want a toner that targets acne—perhaps one that can clear out your pores to help prevent acne—then I don't recom ...read more
@Sheswims If you want a toner that targets acne—perhaps one that can clear out your pores to help prevent acne—then I don't recommend either The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toning Solution 8 oz/ 240 mL or Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner 4.0 oz/ 120 mL (assuming those are the 2 products you have in mind). Biossance claims their toner contains BHA (salicylic acid), but it doesn't. It contains willow bark extract, which is not the same thing as salicylic acid. Willow bark hasn't been shown to exfoliate and degunk pores. Those are 2 things salicylic acid can do. Also, The Ordinary's toner doesn't contain an ingredient than can get down into pores. (Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA, that can exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your face but cannot get past your skin's natural oil/sebum to reach down into your pores.) I recommend Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 4 oz/ 118 mL or Paula's Choice CLEAR Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid 4 oz/ 118 mL . Both products contain real salicylic acid, and 2% is effective enough for most folks. Many people love the Skin Perfecting Exfoliant. My particular skin is very reactive/inflammation-prone, so I prefer the Anti-Redness Solution for myself—but you might prefer the other product.
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Prom foundation
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Re: Prom foundation
GO-GETTER III INSIDER
Reply: @ZoMa0752 L'Oreal Fresh Wear is a really good foundation. Not too matte or dewy, it's a nice satin finish and has medium coverage. ...read more
@ZoMa0752 L'Oreal Fresh Wear is a really good foundation. Not too matte or dewy, it's a nice satin finish and has medium coverage. Since most drugstores don't have a way for you to swatch, try looking up swatches online and try to find someone who looks close to your skintone. It's also available at Ulta so you can get assistance picking a shade. Try gently exfoliating and putting on primer before putting on the foundation. Using a sponge vs a brush gives you less coverage but can make the foundation cling a little less to patches. I would pick it up with time enough for you to try it out in different ways and see if you like it and exchange it if you need to.
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Laura Mercier Flawless fusion foundaton
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Re: Laura Mercier Flawless fusion foundaton
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: I just went to order mine as well. Noticed it wasn’t in store today. I don’t see this product on the Sephora app anymore. Sephora ...read more
I just went to order mine as well. Noticed it wasn’t in store today. I don’t see this product on the Sephora app anymore. Sephora Canada - bring it back!!!
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Tinted Sunscreen
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Re: Tinted Sunscreen
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Reply: I always suggest using a full on SPF under a tinted one, as you'll not likely use enough of a tinted to actually get the full sun ...read more
I always suggest using a full on SPF under a tinted one, as you'll not likely use enough of a tinted to actually get the full sun protection. That said, I've found the Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Tint SPF 50 Light is always one I go back to time and again. The Josie Maran Argan Daily Defense Lotion SPF 30 Tinted is nice if you're dry skin as well. @allisonsmith13 let us know if you find one you love!
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Moisturizer help
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Re: Moisturizer help
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Yes I use that one and ohhhh! I put it on a bit after the blume serum so maybe that's it! Thank you!
Yes I use that one and ohhhh! I put it on a bit after the blume serum so maybe that's it! Thank you!
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Skincare
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Re: Skincare
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Can you recommend any good basic products to start with?
Can you recommend any good basic products to start with?
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Advice needed for products targeted toward flaky combo skin that can also break out
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Re: Advice needed for products targeted toward flaky combo skin that can also break out
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Reply: @makeupmaven77 What's your current skincare routine (products + brand names)? I don't want to recommend things you might already ...read more
@makeupmaven77 What's your current skincare routine (products + brand names)? I don't want to recommend things you might already use enough of. Also, have you seen a dermatologist or primary care doctor about your flaky skin yet? I definitely don't recommend trying to remove all the flakes with an exfoliant, whether it's chemical (usually an AHA like glycolic acid) or physical (like a scrub cleanser). I know it's tempting and seems like a common sense thing to do. But depending on what's really causing your flaky skin, exfoliation can make things worse.
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Please help me! :/
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Re: Please help me! :/
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Thank u🙏🏼
Thank u🙏🏼
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what is the perfect foundation for a medium skin color with neutral undertones?
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Re: what is the perfect foundation for a medium skin color with neutral undertones?
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: depends on your skin, if you lean more oily or dry. if you have any texture? my top choices are always nars sheer glow foundation ...read more
depends on your skin, if you lean more oily or dry. if you have any texture? my top choices are always nars sheer glow foundation & estee lauder double wear
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The Ordinary Squalene Cleanser - What's a close alternative?
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Re: The Ordinary Squalene Cleanser - What's a close alternative?
ROOKIE I INSIDER
Reply: Thank you so much! I think I'll try out Farmacy - it's just what I'm looking for 🙂
Thank you so much! I think I'll try out Farmacy - it's just what I'm looking for 🙂
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