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I have been reading about this for a while... I have no idea how it is on skin that is acne prone or oily. Anyone here use it? What ever articles I have found no makeup boards were with people that already had really nice perfect skin. I wanted to know if you think it would harm my face.

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Well this stuff actually BREATHES on its own so I have read. I bought it tho. I don't really use anything on my face but I thought, what's 8 bucks. I put some on my hand and it makes it feel really silksy. I would use this more for minimizing the appearance of fine lines than for blurring acne, but it might be worth a shot. Definitely not a drying product.

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Well this stuff actually BREATHES on its own so I have read. I bought it tho. I don't really use anything on my face but I thought, what's 8 bucks. I put some on my hand and it makes it feel really silky. I would use this more for minimizing the appearance of fine lines than for blurring acne, but it might be worth a shot. Definitely not a drying product.

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Don't do it. I am a skin specialist and the main ingredient in any primer is DIMETHICONE. Dimethicone is from the silicone family and it puts a seal over the skin and does NOT LET IT BREATHE! It can clog pores causing breakouts. Also look for this in facewash and makeup, this is a not good ingredient for acne prone skin.

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I have been using this under my makeup for almost a year now and it has not made my skin break out at ALL!! My makeup looks alot better too,only time I break out now days is cuz im to lazy to wash my face at night but im doing better and im clear again. I'd say try it,it can't hurt and I refered it to all my friends and they all like it so....good luck :)

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Don't do it. I am a skin specialist and the main ingredient in any primer is DIMETHICONE. Dimethicone is from the silicone family and it puts a seal over the skin and does NOT LET IT BREATHE! It can clog pores causing breakouts. Also look for this in facewash and makeup, this is a not good ingredient for acne prone skin.

So what kind of training does a 'skin specialist' receive? Monistat chafing relief is only 1.2% Dimethicone

(Active Ingredients

Dimethicone 1.2%

Inactive Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane; Dimethicone; Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone; Crosspolymer; Silica; Tocopheryl Acetate; Trisiloxane )

Dimethicone rates a mere 1 on comedogenicity testing (standard rabbit ear assay). It's base is in Cyclomethicone, comedogenicity tested and found inert (0). The rest of the product consists of stabilizers, anti-oxidants and an oil absorber.

The resulting constitution is not pore-clogging, nor are any of the individual ingredients.

Dimethicone is a somewhat occlusive substance, meaning it traps the moisture against the skin and helps resist TEWL (trans epidermal water loss).

I suppose if there were significant colonization this could lead to an outbreak - but at that point an application of nearly anything would.

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I've been using Monistat as a primer for four months now and I really like it! I stopped using it temporarily because I thought it was breaking me out, but I soon discovered my birth control was actually the culprit of my breakouts. It makes my makeup look soo much better and it really helps conrtrol oil too! :D

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The silicone particles are supposedly too big to clog pores. Also, skin does not breath. In fact it's better off to have a barrier between it and oxygen. Which is one of the things sebum provides.

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I have never heard of this. Are you talking about monistat as in yeast-infection-treatment monistat?!

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I have never heard of this. Are you talking about monistat as in yeast-infection-treatment monistat?!

Yes, that Monistat. Except this product is not related to yeast-infection treatments in any way, it is a skin relief treatment for the whole body. It also happens to have many of the main ingredients of most foundation primers.

The texture is very similar to Smashbox's Photo Finish primer - both are clear gels and they wear pretty much the same. the Smashbox one is a bit runnier though.

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Where do you buy it? I did a quick google search for it and couldn't find it. :(

I know WalMart carries it.. that's where I bought mine a few months ago. CVS or rite-aid might have some too.

Wal Mart does sell it though, i know that for sure. check with your local store

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QUOTE (D_lightful @ Jan 16 2009, 01:19 PM) *

I have never heard of this. Are you talking about monistat as in yeast-infection-treatment monistat?!

Yes, that Monistat. Except this product is not related to yeast-infection treatments in any way, it is a skin relief treatment for the whole body. It also happens to have many of the main ingredients of most foundation primers.

The texture is very similar to Smashbox's Photo Finish primer - both are clear gels and they wear pretty much the same. the Smashbox one is a bit runnier though.

Just to clear up any confusion, you mean its the same brand as the yeast-infection treatment, but you don't actually use that product, right? Another product from the same brand?

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it is the same brand, but its used to prevent chafing, I guess when you shave the bikini line and to prevent those icky razor bumps, and for athletes.

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I still did not pick any of this up... see the reason i brought this up was because i saw it was similar to Smashbox's primer... so i started reading about it. I am going to wait until my face is completely clear before i try this-- i am waiting on a few spots to go down completely now. :)

Thanks for the replies.

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Just to clear up any confusion, you mean its the same brand as the yeast-infection treatment, but you don't actually use that product, right? Another product from the same brand?

It's the same manufacturer. And you will find it near the yeast infection and other feminine products. And you should be able to find it in any pharmacy.

it is the same brand, but its used to prevent chafing, I guess when you shave the bikini line and to prevent those icky razor bumps, and for athletes.

I use it on my feet to prevent friction from sandal straps, heels, etc.

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Don't do it. I am a skin specialist and the main ingredient in any primer is DIMETHICONE. Dimethicone is from the silicone family and it puts a seal over the skin and does NOT LET IT BREATHE! It can clog pores causing breakouts. Also look for this in facewash and makeup, this is a not good ingredient for acne prone skin.

This is the same spammer as 'sweetie pie', obviously this account tactic was a bit obvious.

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i bought some at Target like 4 or 5 months ago and overall, it's a pretty good product for the price. it IS similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish (the original clear gel one), but personally i LOVE the Smashbox Photo Finish LIGHT (the white one). this is what i use almost daily.

if you're in need of a decent primer definitely check this Monistat stuff out. it's worth a shot. just make sure you moisturize before putting this stuff on and let it dry before putting your makeup on.

as far as breakouts go, i'm pretty sure it didn't cause me to break out, but i can't be 100%

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Don't do it. I am a skin specialist and the main ingredient in any primer is DIMETHICONE. Dimethicone is from the silicone family and it puts a seal over the skin and does NOT LET IT BREATHE! It can clog pores causing breakouts. Also look for this in facewash and makeup, this is a not good ingredient for acne prone skin.

This is the same spammer as 'sweetie pie', obviously this account tactic was a bit obvious.

Thank you ayla for clarifying, I bought a spot treatment containing dimethicone and was a little concerned when I read that.

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i'm using it right now, it's exactly the same as photofinish by smashbox.

it works well, but i HAVE heard that it clogs pores...but honestly, i'm not worried about that since it diminishes the appearance of the pores while wearing makeup, and i wear foundation daily!

but lately i've been breaking out on my forehead...i'll probably continue to use it for a few weeks and see how things do.

if they don't improve, i'll quit and see how things go.

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