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Suggestions? Cosmetic Lines For Problematic Skin

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Hey Y'all,

I've been interested in looking more into cosmetics lines that are specifically tailored for problematic skin, and are also known as corrective cosmetics. These brands are usually for acne prone, rosacea, extra dry, sensitive, or other problematic skin types.

So far I've been looking into Physician's Formula, and Cover FX's products, but I'm still hunting for other good lines/products Does anyone know of any other lines like these two, and do you have any recommendations for certain lines/products?

I would super appreciate your help!

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AM - Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser - Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Treatment - Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Creme For Face SPF55

MAKEUP - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - MAC Studio Finish Concealer - Cover FX Powder FX

PM - Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil - Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser - La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream - CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

OPTIONAL - Neutrogena Visibly Clear Wash/Mask

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For some reason, Physicican's Forumla actually irritated my skin. I am on Accutane now so I could probably get away with using up the stuff I bought already, but I got breakouts, as well as a rash from using this foundation/powder.

I really love how Bare Minerals looks on me (I had a makeover done on Saturday), but I am afraid I'll have a reaction when I'm not on Tane' so I don't want to invest. I'm exploring other mineral makeup options at the moment.

AM: Wash with CeraVe Claenser

Apply CeraVe Moisturizer

Take Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins

Use: Klaron Lotion

PM: Wash with CeraVe Cleanser

Apply CeraVe Moisturizer

Take BCP

Use: Tazorac Cream

January-- 80mg Accutane

February- 80mg Accutane

March 80mg Accutane

April 80mg Accutane

May 60mg Accutane


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I have had experience with Physicians Formula oxedizing on my skin (It turns orange after an hour)

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Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar for Acne Prone Skin, Clindamycin Phostphate Topical 1%, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45, Equate Absolutely Beaming Daily Moisturizer, (I mix this and the sunblock together and the sunblock helps mattify the moisturizer), 1x Vitamin D3, 1x Borage Oil, 2x Burdock Root, 1x Vitamin E, 1x Vitamin A, 2x Calcium, 1x Vitamin B Complex, 1x Vitamin C.
Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo, Cetaphil Anti-Bacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar, Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid, Clindamycin Phosphate Topical 1%, Grapeseed Oil.

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Hi Adalyn,

I have dabled with all types of make up, mac, este lauder,channel you name it! And I have found that the best way to apply foundation is achieved by airbrushing and I don't mean the products in a can which are expensive and don't achieve nearly the same results you will obtain from an air gun. I purchased my air gun system from Luminess Air (the company is a pain to deal with and i don't recommend enrolling in the automated shipment system as they tend to double bill and send you more make up than you truly need). There are other companies such as Dynaire and Temptu which sell the guns but since i purchased my gun from Luminess Air I cant can't vouch either way for their guns. The initial cost of the equipment can be a little steep (try looking on ebay for more affordable equipment) but think of it as an investment for a greater good which is mainting healthy skin.

There are many waterbased mineral foundations available to use with an airbrush gun (even though Luminess will tell you you will lose your guns warranty if you use other foundations) Stick to waterbased foundations and you will be just fine. My favorites are Luminess air (but can be pricey) so I tend to purchase the Temptu Aqua Pro. The Temptu Aqua Profoundation tends to be a tad thicker than Id preffer but I easily solve this by diluting it with water which works like a charm and doubles my product supply. rolleyes.gif

Some of the benefits I have reaped from using airbrush make up are:

Flawless is amazing how great airbrushing works on scars and how well it hides imperfections. It's almost like a wand that erases all your concern areas.

less irritation...hands off my skin have meant less irritation

no contamination...hands off the product and off my face keep contamination of the acne bacteria at bay.

I highly recommend it.

Hope this helps.

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i just ordered some oxygenetix foundation online after i tried some samples. it covers really well and my skin doesnt get greasy after it being on for hours and its breathable. the laser center that i go to sells it but i found it online for about $59. its pricey but its good for covering up acne and helping to heal the skin.

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