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Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All

This is a place to discuss everything skincare.

 

- Have a question about a product (Or type of product)

- Need recommendations

- Learned a new tip or trick you want to share with fellow skincare junkies

- New to skincare and lost about where to start

- Have a skincare emergency ( Bad reaction, broken dropper, lost lid of a jar)

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Images From top left to clockwise (Essencz, Garnier, Men's Fitness, Harper Bazaar)

 

We have some great thread about skincare but I feel we don't have a general place to discuss skincare which is open for everything from lowend products to luxury skincare. 

 

Other skincare threads you may like to explore

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/All-about-Luxury-skincare-Come-in-and-chat-about-you...

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/Daily-Skincare-what-are-you-using/m-p/2716765#M8681

 

 

 

Re: Skincare 101: Discussions, Questions and All

Yup @jemly. I use Sarah chapman Resurfacing liquid. I finished it and started using theDrunk Elephant Glycolic night serum and my skin said "not today!" I started seeing texture almost immediately. I'm back on Sarah Chapman. I did buy a Lactic Acid from The Ordinary to try. I'm considering breaking into that this week to try. 

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excellent PSA, @jemly. Thanks! Smiley Very Happy

 

My signs of over-exfoliation are usually tiny tiny clusters bumps on my chin just below either end of my lips, and/or slightly larger red bumps spotted on the hollow of my cheek.

 

Those are my non-oily spots, so if that part reacts and the rest of my skin looks OK, I've gone too far!

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With the upcoming sale and the sad face I have because I have used up almost all my Caudalie Premier eye cream promo samples ☹️I'm now looking for an eye cream.

Not too thick, and not too runny, I am ok with a little shimmer brightening effect.

I do like the Caudalie, but I'm not in love with it, and only use it at night because if I use it night and day it's too rich and my skin gets a bit congested.

Im 27, so nothing super potent needed, just really preventative hydration would be great!

Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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I kinda feel like a broken record (or like people might start thinking I work for them, LOL) but I really like the Farmacy one.  

 

It's sort of a gel/cream texture, not heavy, moisturizes well and in my case it cleared up the appearance of dark circles I had.  I'm on my 3rd or 4th jar now and even when I've tried other creams, I end up coming back to it. Smiley Happy

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@Mochapj I'll whole heartedly agree with you and Thank you. I started using Farmacy Eye dew ( and a lot many more products) by following your lead. This is first eye cream that I repurchased so many time.

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You sold me on that one!  I have it in this week's order.  Smiley Happy

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Just like me and Algenist. I was a broken record for YEARS! @Mochapj

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I like the sound of this one, I've ever tried anything from the brand but I love their concept/packaging green-ness. And the fact that you repurchased 4 times gives me confidence, thanks! 

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Hi!

I've been looking into eye creams recently. Im in my mid 20's and just want to keep everything hydrated and do some early anti-aging/ prevention type stuff. I have always had these tiny bumps right in my under eye area and was wondering if you knew of them and of any thing to remove them. I have combination skin, drier in the under eye area. Thanks!

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The kiehls avacado eye cream is amazing for someone your age!

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I agree with @anonimews, it could be milia. Is it right up close to your eye or under where your cheekbones and eye area sort of 'meet'? If it's not super close to the eye, exfoliation would be helpful. Something light like the FAB radiance pads, maybe every 2 days if you're just starting acid exfoliation. Exfoliating with some light acids like that will really help cell turnover and the old skin will be shed to reveal new, fresher skin. 

Try not to switch eye creams too fast if you're trialing, give each a few weeks to see a difference, but if you try anything that is irritating immediately stop. 

Im also looking for eye creams as I've run out of my sample stash/ I think my husband is secretly using my foils...haha @AeshG 

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The bumps you're talking about are probably milia, which are extremely difficult to remove. You have to be careful to only use eye creams around the eye and nothing that could clog your pores and produce more milia.

As far as removing them typically a dermatologist does that. I've had great luck using AHA products as that helps with skin turn over. I've removed all of mine that way. Hope this helps!

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are you using an eye cream at all? Because you're young, you can probably start with something basic. First Aid Beauty makes a good one that is relatively inexpensive. And Clinique has a hydrating one with peptides. I'd start there. Whatever you do, try it for about 6 weeks before you make a judgement of it. 

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@mrsbaine I've been using the Clinique Pep Start one and I quite like it! It's lightweight and great for day time.

 

At night I like to use something thicker. I'm currently using a sample of Caudalie Premier Cru (?) which is $$$ but I saw slight lightening of my inherited dark circles, so I like it!

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Yup, that Pep Start one is relatively inexpensive and works pretty well. 

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My YTTP Cleanser arrived today. I love that it is a glass bottle (I am not sure if these are Eco friendly or not but I love glass jars and bottles instead of plastic ones) The bottle is nicely sealed and has a screw cap while pump is placed separately in the box. What I find a little weird is that pump is just sitting in the box without any protective plastic/paper packaging that can assure it is clean. I am thinking to sterilize it before starting to use it. Is dipping it in diluted rubbing alcohol will do the job?

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@fatimamummy Also, I am really excited to hear what you think of it. This brand and Farmacy are two that I've been lurking but have yet to try anything from!

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@EmmyLove I used it a few times as my morning Cleanser. IMO it is an OK Cleanser, My skin felt slightly tight after washing my face but it wasn't visibly dry. I may use it a few more days and if my thoughts stay same, I may put it away to use in Summer.

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@fatimamummy oh my goodness that packaging is sucking me in!!! i love when something comes in a nice, sturdy, heavy glass container. The weight just feels so good and luxe!!!

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@fatimamummy I believe the glass jar is 100% recyclable if that's the eco-friendly information you're looking for! Smiley Happy 

XOXO,
Marieke

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Thank you @MariekeBT It is good to know 🙂

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