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  • if I think I'm going to store it for a while, I spritz it with rubbing alcohol and wipe a layer off with a tissue. then I just keep it in a cool, dry cabinet. if you're extra worried, maybe the fridge is a good idea. this is probably going to soun…
  • a spray would get the product all over your eyelids, which means it will run into your eyes when you open them. also, these kinds of sunscreens are so greasy, they'll mess up your makeup. finally: chemical sunscreens need to sink into your skin, so …
  • for everyday purposes, I like Olay Complete for sensitive skin. It's a combo of Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate. It's the only drugstore brand that doesn't feel greasy or make my sensitive skin sting when I put it on. SPF 30 for summer, 15 for winter. …
  • I have absolutely found that they are all different when it comes to lasting quality, lifting out, etc. but I'm not a chemist, just a person with a ton of experience on my own hair. For example, Purple dye: in high school, when I wanted to get Ma…
  • oh, one other thing: I did read about a product called Duraline (brand is Inglot). some users say it can be used to revive dried products, but it's not cheap!
  • I'm pretty sure you can't buy Isododecane and Cyclopentasiloxane in stores anywhere. those are chemical ingredients available to cosmetic manufacturers, not individual customers. if your Mac product dried out before it was supposed to, contact them …
  • I agree with the previous commenter -- Azelaic acid is awesome. my Rx for it in the USA was very expensive though, so I switched to generic Retin A Cream and have pretty good results with that too. Another trick is to keep your skin matte. any shin…
  • everybody has very different needs when it comes to skincare. that's why there are so many kinds of cleansers on the market! your friend is probably just parroting what she/he read in a magazine. if this soap works for you and doesn't make your face…
  • I have, mainly because I can't stand how highly fragranced the storebought ones are. I tried a few different recipes - the type of carrier oil you use makes a difference. I couldn't really find a mix that I personally liked, and all of the experimen…
  • I looked into those and learned they're just basically microfiber towels. so they likely just "scrub" better than a terry cloth towel. I tried one and found that it irritated my sensitive skin. it was like using an finely textured exfoliat…
  • funny, but I didn't get any redness or irritation at all! so I feel confident to try something stronger.thanks! 
  • my skin is so sensitive that most sunscreens make it feel like it's burning, and I can't even use neutrogena "ultra gentle" cleanser! I had to stop using a mild AHA lotion due to the rosacea. so  yeah, I totally figured retin-a would make …
  • I personally think retin-a is really gentle. I never experienced any kind of dryness-- and I started with .025% retin a (generic, a cream base formula, not a gel). I didn't even skip days, and my skin is really sensitive. ironically, I'm taking it f…
  • I think you're on to something. from what I've read, good moisture will slightly plump your skin to (temporarily) fill in wrinkles, so maybe to you it looks like puffiness.  or maybe you're pressing/pulling on your skin too hard when you apply it, t…
  • I've never found a product that successfully made my eyes temporarily look less wrinkly or puffy. so yes, this answers my question! It's nice to know these things, now I can stop being tempted to try new eye creams.  Thanks! PS: the end of that art…
  • my dentist told me that whitening toothpastes just contain ingredients that only scrub off surface stains, and can wear down enamel eventually. bleaches are better because they penetrate the surface. supposedly it's better to just bleach occasionall…
  • I'm really interested in the answer to this question as well! last year I went on a 6 month long experiment to find a good, plain oil (or mix of a few) to use as a simple nighttime moisturizer. I tried about five different oils including all the bas…
  • interesting!  well, good to know about salicylic acid because I want to continue with it. I've been using the shampoo / conditioner for a week and the only difference I notice is that it's fluffier -- but switching to any new product does that for m…
  • I'm curious about this too! I also have wondered why none of these companies have made one that's sheer. I would love a sheer version of this lipcolor - it would look so natural and last all day! maybe this type of formula just has to be opaque in o…
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