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gemmyjunebug

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  1. Neck skin can be more sensitive, like eyelid skin, so care must be taken to use “active”(BP) products sparingly. The skin on the neck is thin and is actually more prone to reactions. Which is why when patch tests of products are done they generally ask you try the product between your chin and your neck. Honestly, I thought the purpose of this placement patch test was because no one would see the tell tale sign of reaction. Probably yes and because if your sensitive there reaction is possible.
  2. ***UPDATE*** Neutrogena 2 in 1 is hands down the best Shampoo for hairline acne, dry scalp, build up, that I ever tried! I would highly rec this to anyone-esp. those who struggle with build up of products or makeup that reaches your hairline. Cleared mine up like a charm. 1 week later and my scalp is free and clear of any residue, flakes, and pimples. It most def is a treating and clarifying shampoo. Which overuse can definitely strip your hair and over dry your scalp. Even though, it does say
  3. First, I want to say how frustrating that must be! I can understand. It's your face-not there's but yet we hope for their intelligence to guide is in the right direction. Regarding the Tazorac(if you are still using?) Those are some of the side effects of the gel/cream that you are describing. Prior to you using this could really help to understand what you are struggling with. Did you have these problems before the Tazorac? or Are they because of the usage? I believe this gel/cream is also use
  4. That is definitely a valid point! I'm using it right now as a barrier to just heal and help. Not a forever product. I have the oily lid with the dry skin. Thus my rec for the product. Though, if your dealing with a straight up oily lids by all means try a primer or an eyelid primer. That should do the trick. Heck, I've read that Milk of Magnesia can be used as a primer. The verdict is still out on that one-not to mention your eyelids? No. I wouldn't rec.
  5. First, I want to say how frustrating that must be! I can understand. It's your face-not there's but yet we hope for their intelligence to guide is in the right direction. Regarding the Tazorac(if you are still using?) Those are some of the side effects of the gel/cream that you are describing. Prior to you using this could really help to understand what you are struggling with. Did you have these problems before the Tazorac? or Are they because of the usage? I believe this gel/cream is also use
  6. Meaning is your makeup no good after a mild outbreak? I had a mild outbreak on my eyelid and am concerned about transferring again. Eyeshadows, mascara, ect...I know it's not contagious(to others) but I've looked everywhere online for an answer? It's a pain in the a*s and I'm coming out the other side. It would be a nightmare if I induce an outbreak. I also would be very sad if I have to throw out all my makeup and start over. Though, a few bucks here and there is nothing compared to this beast!
  7. I just purchased Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. I cannot wait to try this out! It was rec by CaliforniaEstie and also mentioned by a few others. I looked up the reviews on Makeupalley. They are pretty harsh with their rating. Surprisingly, this ranked really, really, well. That's a bonus! I also was even more intrigued when I saw it rec'd by Cassanda the youtube acne girl. She did a segment on GMA about her acne and became a youtube hit overnight. Her name on youtube is Diamondandheels14. A must
  8. Really? Hmm, I thought it was a salt preservative used in food and cosmetics? Wow, you learn something new everyday. I suppose it is a chemical compound that being the benzoic part. Very interesting. Oddly enough I hated chemistry. The irony. I feel like a chemist most days trying to break down ingredients in the drug store isles. Once, just once, I wish I could just buy a product because I think the package is sweet and cute. <sigh> Thanks for the heads up I will check my products....agai
  9. I'm very happy! A little PO though that they kinda left that little piece of info out of the sales pitch. Considering they know me and my hair...and now when I think back to the day I purchased them I'm almost 100% certain I asked about cleansing and product build-up. Oh well! Moving on and happy that it's clearing up. What's crazy is I'm not a huge product junkie to begin with-I never use hairspray, gel, mousse, etc. I use the anti-snap that they rec'd w/the products and my dry shampoo. Uugh. S
  10. Mine is not at all creamy or a liquid. It is a thick and a "gel". Not the lotion. I did call the office and talk to the Derm's NA. Spot treat. If needed a very thin layer in problem areas. Which is what I had been doing. So that's reassuring. It is a bit drying if applied as a thin layer. Spot treating poses no problems. I started 2x a day as script read--though, I cut back to once a day. I will say it does an amazing job. So far so good. The offer for the lotion was presented. I choose the gel
  11. Really? Hmm, I thought it was a salt preservative used in food and cosmetics? Wow, you learn something new everyday. I suppose it is a chemical compound that being the benzoic part. Very interesting. Oddly enough I hated chemistry. The irony. I feel like a chemist most days trying to break down ingredients in the drug store isles. Once, just once, I wish I could just buy a product because I think the package is sweet and cute. <sigh> Thanks for the heads up I will check my products....agai
  12. La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra is a moderate in between cream and lotion. Great for flakes, dryness and basically skin rehab. I use it daily in the winter or when my skin needs an extra boost. The Toleriane line from La Roche Posay is great for reactive skin. I also use the Fluide by them as well. Mostly as a day cream under makeup. Lighter in texture and moisture as the name implies. All are free of most chemicals that cause irritation, reaction, and acne. I have not had a problem with either o
  13. Have you tried this hand cream on your face? Apparently it may be used as such. If you're suffering from an oily face, perhaps you can apply this cream to your face and see similar results. Worth a try. Interesting enough my face is extremely dry. That is why the oily eyelids threw me off. I use La Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra as my daily moisturizer. Works wonderful. No complaints there. The hand cream acts like a barrier because of it's thick vaseline quality. However, not mineral oil based. G
  14. @CaliforniaEstie thanks again for the Hourglass Primer rec! I just purchased it! Cannot wait to try it out! Question? Do or can you use this as a eyelid primer? Eyelid primer rec would be great...! I've been dealing with some wicked oily lids. No fun. But if this works well as one--then that would be brilliant! Again, thanks for the input! Keep the tips comin'!
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