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Red/blue Light Whilst On Differin

14 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

Does anyone know whether it is ok to use a red and blue light treatment like Lumie Clear whilst also using Differin? I know that Differin makes your skin sensitive to the sun but have not been able to find out anywhere online whether the same applies to red and blue light?


I currently use Differin at night on active breakouts only and wondered if I can use Lumie Clear at the same time or in the morning.


Has anyone had an answer on this from dermatologist?

Oil Free Foundation - Es Double Wear Light & Revlon Colourstay, Really?

16 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

Hi All


I am still searching (UK) for a suitable oil free light foundation that won't break me out. I am currently using a mineral powder foundation but still having problems with this so thought I would try to find a suitable liquid foundation.


Recently I have looked at Estee Lauder double wear light and Revlon Colourstay. I got a sample of the double wear light from the counter but when I went to try it out at home I found that it felt quite heavy and when I tried to mix water a few drops of water with it to loosen it up  I found that the water would not mix and it appears to have some kind of oil or wax base to it, despite claiming to be oil free. I didn't want to risk applying it on my face as it seemed bound to clog my pores so I tried it out on my arm and it seemed just like an oily sunscreen and it took several applications of face wash to get rid of it (it was too dark so I could easily see that it hadn't washed off at first).


I then tried out the Revlon Colourstay as well as Boots No 7 Beautifully Matt foundation and found they both had the same oily finish which seems to coat the skin and surely must be pore clogging.


It's quite a long time since I wore liquid foundation so are all foundations heavy and waxy like this now? I remember years ago when  I used to use an Almay foundation (not available in the UK now) that I always used to mix it with a little water to let it down and give a lighter coverage.


Does anyone know of a truly oil free, water based foundation?



Does Mineral Makeup Cause Acne

26 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Hi All


I am interested to hear if anyone here thinks that their mineral makeup causes acne and  makes them break out.


I know that mineral makeup is often touted as being non comodogenic because of it's ingrdients but I have been finding that after a few days use of several different types of powder mineral makeup I've tried I still get some very nasty spots.


I just wonder if because mineral makeup has such fine particles these actually settle more within the pores, mix with natural oils and clog pores. I have also read differing opinions on whether mica (often main component of mineral makeup) is really non comodogenic.


Anyone had any similar experiences?

Treatment For Lots Of Very Small Icepick Scars

22 February 2013 - 07:29 AM



I have alot of very small ice pick scars on one area of my face. Most of the scars are about the size of a large pin prick and are reasonably shallow but slightly red although old. As I get older (mid forties) and my skin looses some of it's elasticity these small scars create lots of fine lines and the wrinkles which are very unsightly and make me look alot older.


Has anyone had any successful treatment for this type of small and shallow scarring?




What Type Of Dr To See In Uk For Treatment

18 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Hi All


I was wondering if there are any UK members here who have had treatment for their scars and if so who did they see? Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon? It seems that there are very few cosmetic dermatologists in the UK who deal with issues such as scarring but I don't think UK plastic surgeons will always have access to laser treatments etc.


Any suggestions or advice most welcome.