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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)


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




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Do you like the La la moisturizer? 

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@ayeshayh I love Lala Retro!  It keeps my skin so well moisturized and I love that it's in an airless pump. I have B-Hydra too and I like the lightweight texture, but I don't think I really need it.  My skin is dry to normal so B-Hydra isn't enough moisture on it's own and it's nice under Lala Retro but probably not necessary.

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I'm in desperate need of some advice. I've never suffered from sensitive skin and never struggled with trying new products. However, it seems that after using the Foreo Luna mini 2, whenever I try a new cleanser, my face freaks out and breaks out in a rash. My usual cleanser is the Korres Greek Yoghurt Cream Cleanser but so far I've gotten a rash with the Purity 3 in 1, and Clinique Sonic Cleanser (I think it's called). I never really minded too much with those two samples, but I just purchased the Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser and it's happened again. Smiley Sad It's quite disappointing to me just because I really had high hopes for this cleanser considering how natural its ingredients are. 

Has anyone else experienced increased sensitivity after using the Foreo Luna collection?

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Hi @claudez I haven't used Foreo Luna so I'm not sure how much physical exfoliation it provides so may be discontinue it's use for now until your skin gets back to normal and then reintroduce once or twice a week only. As for Cleanser, I also bought the YTTP Cleanser after reading the reviews but Skin didn't like it. I doesn't necessarily means that it isn't a good Cleanser. It just isn't for us, so try some gentle Cleanser maybe cleansing milk? It is a good idea to get samples of a few if you have a store near you. For I me I think Cleanser is one thing I can tell if my skin likes it or not after a single use. 

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@claudez I use my Foreo mini (first one) almost every day, once a day. I haven't noticed any irritation from using it, and it's been two years. I use very simple gentle cleansers (FAB, Cetaphil, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle). That being said, I avoid using it over irritated areas (spots I've picked at, sunburn) or when I've used a chemical exfoliant recently. You could try using it every other day and using the lowest (most gentle) speed and see if that solves the issue.

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My skin is in need of a new moisturizer and exfoliator. My skin is dry/normal and I love my moisturizers to be heavy duty, intense hydration. I find chemical peels to be too intense for my skin, and I'm not sure what else to try. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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@KellW - are you looking for a physical or a chemical exfoliator? I have similar skin as yours and I really like the Amorepacific treatment enzyme peel. It has papaya enzymes in it. Also I would suggest going over to Beautylishdotcom and checking out The Ordinary line. I really like their hyaluronic acid 2% Tongue232931

As far as moisturizers I really like Fresh's line of gel moisturizers. They recently put out a new one that I've been wanting to try. There is also the new Peter Thomas Roth cloud cream. Tongue Tongue406...

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This might have already been answered but I'm looking for solutions for moving skincare into some different containers. 


1. I keep forgetting to put on eye cream because I hate having to clean an applicator to dig it out of a jar and then apply it, which means I tend to forget about it. Ideally I'd like a touche éclat type thing where I could just click some product and swipe it on? Does something like this exist or is there a product that has packaging that I could use in this way? 


2. Same rough idea, I have cream that comes in a jar, and I'd like to have a way to get it out without having to dig into the jar. Also I apparently lack all self control when it comes to jars and tend to grab too much product. 


Any suggestions? 

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@themusefactory I don't know about a click-pen type product, but I'm currently using a strivectin eye cream in a needle-nose tube. Surely there are others like that?


I have repurposed a metal cuticle pusher for scooping things out of tubs. Quick and easy to clean, and it helps keep me from getting too much. The scoop on mine is almost flat...I dip it in and then put the product right on my face. A quick rinse and wipe, and it's ready for the next use. Smiley Happy

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Hey @RGbrown ! I did find some options but I'm looking for something I can reuse because most of my eye cream faves and just regular cream favs tend to come in tubs, grrr. 


I have a small spatula but I'm still a savage, lol. And I also don't want to mess with one anymore! I was looking online and I guess the big trend is a metal phallic looking thing and it's just another thing to clean and in my case probably lose, panic, find and repeat. 

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@themusefactory ah, gotcha. Check out Amazon...I see refillable tubes and eye rollers right off the bat. Hopefully you can find something useful Smiley Happy

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@themusefactory I'm not sure if you're looking for an empty vessel to transfer an existing favourite eye cream to (I don't think I've ever seen such a thing) or a product that already exists in said packaging.


skyn Iceland makes an eye cream in a pen format and I believe Clinique does, too. I think at one point benefit also made one with a little metal iron looking thing on the tip that was meant to be a cooling applicator (though I am not one to recommend benefit skincare, lol)

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@Mochapj Sorry I wasn't more clear! I was looking for something empty or something that I could empty and work as like a refillable situation with a product I'm currently using! I've seen a million different options for things that are already in the packaging I'm looking for, but I guess I'm more curious if any of these have the option to be refilled? 


I saw the benefit one! Not a huge fan of the brand but as someone who sews, I can't deny the iron is super cute, hahaha! Smiley Happy 


Thanks so much for responding! I'll check out the products you linked next time I'm at Sephora and others to see if they are all "one and done" or I could use it to load up the products I want Smiley Happy 

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I tried Paula's choice 2% BHA liquid Exfoliant and it helps a lot. Minimizing pores, reducing pimples, balancing my skin and redness. I use it twice daily and my skin feels better overnight. It's on sale now for $19 reg $29. If you're new to Paula's choice website, I can prefer you for extra $10 off first order. You can get 3 samples plus unlimited free shipping and no tax at checkout. Final price is $9 with prefer goo(dot)gl/9lh41o

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Hi All Smiley Happy I just recently discovered the Canadian brand ORDINARY thru Wayne Goss You tube channel then I kept on researching and watching reviews of these amazing , cheap skincare . I have placed a huge order to try them out including foundation and primer as they are well praised by Wayne Goss. I wanted to see if it can replace my Sunday Riley ( Luna+ Good Genes + CEO) regimen. 


Does anybody heard or ever tried out their skincare products?

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@mztm There's a whole thread dedicated to Deciem, with most of the discussion focusing on The Ordinary. You might find it particularly helpful since you're interested in some of the products!

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Thank you @lachaton

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Hello! I've been trying to improve my skin rather than mask it with makeup, so I'm in the discovery process of products that work for me.


I was using Dr Jart's Water Fuse Water-Sure gel moisturizer, which I absolutely loved. But it's been out of stock for quite some time - it almost seems like it may have been discontinued (sad face). 


Does anybody have suggestions for a similar moisturizer that's lightweight yet hydrating for dry (possibly dehydrated) skin?

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Is it the Dr. Jart Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer or the Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 that you're referring to? I'm not seeing anything named "Water Fuse Fuse Water-Sure".



Are you shopping from the US, Canadian, or an international page on Sephora? Both products (as well as the Dr. Jart Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask are all showing in stock on the US site. By chance are you able to use the store locator to see if the product is available at a brick and mortar location near you?

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I think she's talking about the one that used to come in a jar, which I believe was 'water fuse water sure' but I haven't seen it online for a while in Canada either.

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Ahh! That one's disappeared from the US Sephora site for quite some time now too.


I'd definitely recommend checking into the Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer (silver tube above). It's got a lightweight gel-like consistency that soaks into skin and provides instant hydration. The formula actually causes water droplets to be released on skin as you're massaging it along skin's surface!