Tuesday, 25 June 2013

YES or NO Clinic - CLOSED!!!

UPDATE: 27.06.13

You have to click 'Load More' at the bottom of the comments at least 5 times to see all the answers to the questions.

Otherwise it looks as if I am ignoring everyone. I'm not. Promise.


Try it! It's like magic!


(I'm closing comments again until I can answer everyone - sorry)



*braces self*

I fell really bad about not getting back to people who have left comments/questions all over the blog - I mean ALL OVER. I can't keep up. 

SO:

I'm opening up this thread as a one-stop shop for all your YES or NO questions that haven't been answered recently. Please note: I am going to get back to you as and when I can - it may not be today - but it will be by Friday afternoon. I'll leave it open as long as I can - if I DON'T get to you - I'll do it again next week. Don't panic. I estimate I'll have to close comments at some point. Please don't hate me. I'm trying!

OK - YES or NO: GO. *pleads* please keep it short!! :)

CLINIC IS CLOSED! Oh my god is it closed!! LOL

369 comments:

  1. I like my freckles, but would like to use an acidic toner. Is it possible to use acidic toners without fearing my freckles will disappear?

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  2. If I use emma hardie day and night every day will it stop working after a while? cant really afford to have a few in rotation at the minute. Thanks caroline!

    Also if you have time is la roche posay thermal water bad got anything bad in it?

    LOVE YOU!

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  4. Yes or no: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Cleanser for second cleanse? It sort of foams, but is creamy too, so I am not sure about it! I have oily, acne prone 30-year-old skin. :)

    (Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Glyceryl Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Kaolin, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citrus Medica Limonum Extract/ Lemon Fruit Extract, PEEG-14M, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Methylisothiaszolinone, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Fmla).

    Thank you so much!

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  5. I'm confused - shea butter for acne = bad. Decleor ylang ylang balm you recommend for acne skin - it contains shea butter. Can shea butter be 'counteracted' by other decongesting ingredients or not?

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  6. Hi
    Omega 3 ok to take while being on Roaccutane?

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  7. Hi,
    I'm half Asian/half European and starting to get age spots despite wearing SPF everyday. The By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum was recommended to me at Space NK - would you recommend I purchase it?

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  8. I'm 23, and have combination acne-prone sensitive skin.
    1. Decleor Aroma Cleanse CLeansing Gel, yes or no?
    2. Alpha H Clear Skin Daily Face Wash, yes or no?

    I already have the EM, and Ren ClearCalm but you said in your routine Cheat Sheet that you should have a least 3 :)

    Thank you very much and congratulations on all your success! Greetings from Switzerland!

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  9. Hi Caroline, love your blog.5 yes/no's below for you.
    Skin type, fair, mild rosacea, bit sensitive.

    IPL for mild rosacea (just redness)?
    Alpha-h liquid gold?
    Clarins exfoliating toner?
    This works skincare range?
    Dark circles, not hereditary, came on suddenly, any treatment?

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  10. Hi Caroline

    I have acne prone, sensitive skin which has scars from the acne. If it is not too cheeky I have 3 quick questions:-

    1. Would P50w help with the redness and scarring?

    2. Is the Emma Hardie balm the best cleanser for me to try?

    3. Will you be doing any further face to face appointments in London like those in Fortnum & Mason's?

    Thank you and your blog is ace!

    Rach x

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  11. Painful, sometimes itchy red lumps on lower cheeks since coming off yasmin pill two years ago. Never come to a whitehead. Have been on your prescribed skincare regime & fish oil for 3 months. Rest of skin looks better, but lumps still come up from underneath. What is this?! Always lower cheek, both sides, worse on right.

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  12. is the ren anti-blemish clay cleanser a good option? i've been getting spots and breakouts around my chin and it's really hot humid weather atm. can't get EH

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  13. I think you are really lovely for opening a post like this. So question, do you think ünt sells affordable and nice skin products?

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  14. 1. Can't get a hold of p50, pixi glow tonic or serozinc is REN Clarifying Toning Lotion a good dupe? ( have combination skin + a little bit acne)

    2. Can combination skin use cleansing balm every night? (seems like every cleansing balm is for normal and dry skin)

    3. I don't wear any makeup, should I still double cleanse in the evening?

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  15. Hello
    I have some acne scare (still red) on my cheeks, but thankfully few new spots.
    I'm currently double cleansing with Aurelia miracle cleanser and EH Amazing face. Followed by P50, Heal Gel, Hydraluron, Pepta Bright and Algenist moisturiser. Also taking lots of fish oil, EPO and probiotics.
    Am I doing the right thing?
    Thank you!
    Kate

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  16. I'm suffering from (hormonal) acne mainly on my cheeks. My dermatologist advised me Dr Obagi Clenziderm cleanser for oily skin, this contains menthol. I read menthol is not good for the skin and my acne is definitely NOT improving.

    What is your opinion, is menthol bad for my acne-prone skin?

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  17. Hi Caroline. I have dehydrated, congested oily skin with lots of under skin spots/lumps on my forehead and chin. Please can you tell me if I am using the correct products, in the correct way? (I have only just started using these products as a result of your lovely blog)

    Am: avene gentle cleanser, serozinc, pepta bright, hydraluron, effaclar duo

    Pm: EH cleansing balm, avene gentle cleanser, clarins exfoliating toner, serozinc, REN resurfacing AHA concentrate, hydraluron, effaclar duo.

    Are these the right products for me? Am I using too much? Am I using them in the correct sequence?

    Thank you so much xx

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  18. Una Brennan Rose Hydrate day cream - yes or no? Thanks! x

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  19. Partically sensitive skin, EH and alpha gold ok? Thank you :)

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  20. Hi Caroline. I'm looking for a daily cleanser that I can use day and night. My skin is dry/dehydrated and i'm pregnant. I'd like to use something other than Emma Hardie if possible.

    I had spot prone skin for years and Dermalogica Medibac cleared it up but pregnancy has cleared it up. It's just a bit dry with a slightly oily t-zone but my skin has never been so good.

    I have a feeling that the medibac range is bad because the facewash I use is foaming.

    Thanks so much!

    Laura

    Just realised that's not a yes or no question but a cleanser recommendation would be good :)

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  21. The orange vitamin Lierac toner put in a spray bottle as hydrating toner?

    Wait for Pepta Bright to fully absorb before putting on next layer?

    NOT a question, but I've been using the REN hydra calm cleansing milk and it's the most amazing creamy cleanser ever. Just saying :)

    Thanks!!!

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  22. Hi, Caroline!
    I'm 20 year old with combination skin, I've been getting lots of unstoppable breakouts on my forehead since a year ago. I used to have NO breakouts (even on my puberty years) so it's really stressing me out. It is getting a lot better recently since I stop using Retin-A 0,1% but lately, my left cheek starts to break out too :(

    my current routines are:
    cleansing my face with MAC Cleanse Off Oil (mineral oil free!) and Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser, moisturizing with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Lotion or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, and once a week I use Origins Clear Improvement Clay mask and REN Glycol Lactic Mask.

    I want to fix my routines after reading your routine cheat sheets. I'm going to purchase Origins Make A Different+, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, REN Clarifying Toner (for daily use), Glytone Exfoliating Lotion (for once a week) and REN ClearCalm Cleanser. My questions are:
    1. What do you think of those products I'm going to purchase? Is it going to be great for my skin?
    2. What do you think is the main cause of the unstoppable breakouts on my forehead?
    3. What would you suggest to even out my skin and reduce the acne scars?
    4. Is exfoliating lotion good to reduce acne scars?

    Thank you so much! :)

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  23. 1.Will ceramic slip cleanser turn skin alkaline? I saw it has a surficant in inci.
    2.Bravura London Volcanic mud cleanser: yes or no?

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  25. Origins Spot Remover gel on spots?

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  26. Veins showing horribly in under-eye area. Can this be remedied?

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  27. 1. Do you recommend Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Cleansing Balm for combination skin?
    2. Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser - worth the money?
    3. Is the Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner good as a hydrating toner?

    Thank you!

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  28. la roche posay effaclar duo as a moisturiser, good?

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  29. I remember you raving about Dr Perricone Nutritive Cleanser in the past? It foams- so is it still a yay? xL

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  30. Thank you Caroline.
    Dry, sensitive skin, becoming congested and dull. Is exfoliation the answer?

    Afraid to exfoliate, don't want to irritate.

    x, Maria

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  31. bioderma - yes or no?

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  32. Chin and mouth area two shades darker than face and neck -- can it be lightened?

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  33. Hi Caroline

    Paula's Choice or Murad for back acne? Yay or Nay? Any other recommendations that aren't going to rip my VERY sensitive skin to shreds much appreciated!

    Thank you :-)

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  34. MV Organics: Yes or No?

    Pleeease quickly tell me two top products from what you've tried.

    Thank you!

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  35. Delicate Cleanse Facial Cleanser

    ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY

    is this okay for dehydrated, acne prone, easily congested rosacea skin? It has shea butter quite high in ingredient list?
    or
    Flower Infused Cleansing Milk
    CHANTECAILLE. suggest yes or no 1 for first choice yes or no 2 for choice 2, I know I'm being cheeky asking for more than yes or no but desperate! You are a goddess, no really !x

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  36. 1. 1-2 year old acne scars, using Clarins oil every night, is it enough Yes or No? What can I do?

    2. Best make up removing oil, NUDE one? Yes/No?

    THANK YOU!!!!!

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  37. Hi Caroline I'm so stuck! Very sensitive skin especially to fragrance tried EH balm got painful lumps, presently use Cetaphil and Alpha H balancing cleanser. Desperate for a serum and moisturiser my skin is so dehydrated and clogged easily! I have Alpha H liq gold, but is it too harsh for my sensitive skin?

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  38. YES or NO to Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion for early 30s, dry, acne-prone skin living in Super Humidity? I use it after P50V and before moisturizer. I can't really tell if it is doing anything beneficial (which might be my answer right there). I've copied the ingredients below.

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethycellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

    If NO, is there something else you can recommend. My skin is so DRY, but sensitive and very acne-prone, so I am hesitant to "poke the bear" so to speak.

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  39. Would you recommend using lavender oil over tea tree oil as a spot treatment? (I'm 20, Chinese Asian, Born and raised in Europe... if that makes a difference). x

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  40. Hi caroline first just love u and appriciate all your advice...2nd you stated on twitter no shea butter for acne skin, but on your blog most products contain shea.. e.g Organic surge overnight sensation night cream, pai chamomile and roship sensitive cream, avene, aderma, emma hardie moisturiser they all contain shea. Im having trouble finding a serum/moisturiser for acne skin. Plz help.. Many thanks

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  42. Hello! (combination skin with visable sebaceous filaments and occasional spot)

    1. Is Lush Ultrabland ok as a (balm) cleanser (to take off my sunscreen and daily accumulated grime of living/ for 1st cleanse)?

    Ingredients:
    Almond Oil, Rose Water, Beeswax, Honey, Fresh Iris Extract, Glycerine, Rose Absolute, Tincture of Benzoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    2. Is Lush Ultrabalm ok as a (balm) cleanser (to take off my sunscreen and daily accumulated grime of living/ for 1st cleanse)?

    Ingredients:
    Organic Jojoba Oil, Candelilla Wax, Rose Wax

    Thank you!

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  43. In my 30s with PCOS, hence acne and scarring. Thing that bothers me most though is extreme oiliness (I can cover spots but makeup gets eaten by the oil!). Can I do anything else to reduce oil?

    I'm using (not all at once!):

    EH cleansing balm/Alpha H balancing cleanser/Alpha K Clear Skin cleanser.
    Liquic gold, Alpha H rejuvanating night serum
    Clarins exfoliating toner, Alpha H face mist, LRP effaclar duo, hydraluron, Origins oil free moisturiser. Various SPFs, all of which I hate.
    Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation.
    Fish Oil, probiotics.

    Thanks so much.

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  45. can you leave your glycolic acid cleanser on your face for about 10 minutes and expect it to work like a glycolic peel?

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  46. Clarins pure melt cleansing gel; yes or no?

    Thanks

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  47. Kate Somerville Goat Cream for combo skin? Or any other of her creams? (Wll be visiting NYC)
    Ren clay cleanser for am, any others that are good for am cleansing?

    Claudelie elixir using am (as you told me to at Selfridges PA, you spoke to me straight after the mad panic)- do I just use it on its own or hydrating toner over the top? Thanks

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  49. will rosehip oil help with stretch marks? (very recent)

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  50. Hi Caroline, pls name some of your favoritee moistures and sunscreens for very oily & acne-prone skin! Thank you so much! x

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  52. Can you clarify re mineral oils? Dangerous or an irritant? I have combination skin but it seems to like Embryolisse...but I know this will enrage you. Should they just be avoided?

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  54. Hi Caroline. 3 quick questions please:
    1. Pure argan oil to help moisturise face. Yes or no?
    2. Biotherm aquasource for dehydrated skin. Yes or no?
    3. Already have EH, please recommend a second balm cleanser. Bit sensitive combination skin. (Sorry its not a yes/no ques!)

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  55. 1. what do you think of the thayers alcohol free witch hazel as a toner
    2. I'm looking to try more 'natural' skincare brands (don't test on animals, less preservatives) I typically like unscented products however many brands I've come across have many strongly scented essential oils. Would you recommend products with many fragrences/oils for sensitive slightly dry skin?
    3. yay or nay to powder sunscreens (e.g. bare minerals, peter thomas roth)

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  56. In your humble opinion what is the best foundation?

    I have normal skin which is a bit shiny and eats foundation for dinner ;) just wondered in your opinion what is good for your skin...

    thank you!
    Nic x

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  58. Hi Caroline

    Paula's choice any good for cystic bacne, worth the price? How does it compare to Murad? I can't have antibiotics. I have ridiculously sensitive skin and I'm trying to stay away from as many rubbish chemicals as possible. I also get acne on my face, mainly on chin around my nose but this isn't as bad and easily covered with make-up.

    Any advice greatly appreciated :-)

    Jenny

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  60. 1. what do you think of brands such as 100% pure, jason and kiss my face? I'm specifically looking to try their moisturizers

    2. is a double cleanse enough to remove both makeup and sunscreen?

    3. are cold pressed soaps worth the hype vs regular bar soap?

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  61. Is Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel a good dupe for Hydraluron? If not what is please?
    xx

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  62. philosophy purity? yes or no go?

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  63. Would you recommend the clarins toner and a REN cleanser for a 20 year old with normal/combination skin with a lot of under the surface spots ? Thanks for any help, love the blog !

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  64. I have sensitive skin, prone to breakouts/blemishes and am allergic to perfume/fragrance yes or no to:
    1.EH cleansing balm?
    2.Kiehl's ultra facial toner?
    3.This Works fresh skin face toner?

    Thank you:)

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  65. Scary that I can answer a lot of these questions cos I read your blog so much, yes or no?

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  66. yes or no-
    -Paula's Choice Clear toners- good exfoliating toners?
    -is Clarins UV plus a decent suncreen
    -Zelens 3T moisturizing complex cream worth buying?

    THANK YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!

    Monica

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  67. Hi Caroline
    i was interested in using more products from biologique recherche after having seen amazing results from p50 (i'm on my 3rd bottle) i am 26 and have combination skin prone to break outs i wanted to try their creme dermopurifiante (don't know if it contains mineral oil) and a few of their serums and mask's.

    thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us you are truly amazing.

    Ani xx

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  68. Darphin SOS imperfections gel, yes or no? Thxxxxx

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  69. Clarins hydraquench as a moisturiser for dehydrated, combo/oily skin ? Yay or nay? Love your blog!

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  70. Caroline,
    Clarins cleansing balm, apply and massage on DRY skin?

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  72. Clarins extra comfort toning lotion as a hydrating toner?

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  73. Hi Caroline ~ LOVE YOU!!!! You are amazing.

    1) Yes / No to this PM routine (33, good combo skin, even toned - love to glow!!)
    Omorovicza Thermal balm
    Perricone Nutritive cleanser
    Perricone Blue Plasma
    Perricone Cold Plasma
    Perricone face finishing moisturizer

    2) Yes / No - if I have good skin, even toned and pretty clear (minus the once in a while hormonal spot) - should i still use liquid gold or can I stick to just the blue plasma?

    3) Yes / No - Perricone F15 or Advanced Face firming activator?

    thanks so much!!!!! keep up the great work & stay happy!!!




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  74. Hi Caroline
    i was interested in using more products from biologique recherche after having seen amazing results from p50 (i'm on my 3rd bottle) i am 26 and have combination skin prone to break outs i wanted to try their creme dermopurifiante (don't know if it contains mineral oil) and a few of their serums and mask's.

    thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us you are truly amazing.

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  75. I have very pale skin and always wear a high SPF, separate from and on top of my moisturiser, every day. My favourite is Clarins UV Plus - ingredients list below - is this something you'd recommend?

    INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Polyglyceryl-3, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Corn Starch Modified, Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG/PPG 20/15 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Hydroxy-Propyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Glyercin, Pentylene Glycol, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Biosaccharide Gum 4, Thermus, Thermophillus Ferment, Lapsana Communis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citronellel, Benzyl Benzoate, Butyl-phenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

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  76. i have oily spot prone skin and a lot of red scars from previous breakouts, is alpha h liquid gold worth a try along with emma hardie?
    thanks! :)

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  77. Alternative to La Roche-Posay Serozinc for US?

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  78. Skin is relatively clear on face but have cystic acne on and under jawline, often surfacing on neck too, which is very painful. Before a cyst surfaces, glands swell and are very tender. Can something skincare-wise remedy this or is it a job for something stronger like medication?

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  79. Loads of non yes/ no questions here, so I'll keep it short.
    Cheap toner with salicilic acid: Good for spots or not?

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  80. 100% Organics Cleansing balm (I have acne skin but not oily) Yay or Nay?

    Inci:
    Ingredients - cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) seed oil, corylus avellana (hazelnut) nut oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, plantago major (plantain) leaf extract, calendula officinalis (marigold) flower extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, rosa canina (rose hip) fruit extract, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed oil, anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) flower oil, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil

    Thank you for being so generous with your knowledge and time x

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  81. Look good to you? Thanks Caroline!!!

    ingredients for Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist:

    Aqua (Water); Alcohol; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Rosa gallica (Rose) Flower Extract; PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate; Lactic Acid; Polysorbate-20; Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract; Geraniol*; Linalool*; Citronellol*; Eugenol*; Benzyl Benzoate*. * From Natural Essential Oil (Rose - Rosa centifolia & Rosa damascena)

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  82. Thank you so much for opening the clinic! I have dry skin and am constantly battling acne on my chin area. Never seems to go away!! I've recently switched from a perscription wash (Sumadan- contains sulfur) to the following routine:

    AM: Emma Hardie balm, Caudalie Elixir, Caudalie SOS Serum, Body Shop Vitamin C SPF 30 Moisturizer

    PM: Emma Hardie balm (double cleanse), Caudalie Elixir, Kate Somerville Goat Milk. I sometimes use a topical treatment before the goat cream if I have breakouts.

    PS-I am NYC based. So far, the switch to EH has been working pretty well. CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! Can't wait to hear your thoughts, I read your blog religiously!! xo

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  83. Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvinating Mask for oily/combination skin, yay or nay?

    Thank you!

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  84. Hi Caroline!

    I suffered from some pretty horrific horrific cystic acne a couple of years ago that was cleared up with 6 months of Accutane. I've since been left with purple-red hyperpigmentation marks on my cheeks.

    I do know that time is the only (true!) healer for hyperpigmentation issues, but would really like to hurry it along a little! What products would you recommend?

    So sorry this is not a yes/no question, but any advice would be massively appreciated!!
    Love Elle x

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  85. I've got combination/oily skin and live in a tropical country, I'm also acne prone and have whiteheads.
    Yes or no to La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Astringent Micro-Exfoliating Lotion as an exfoliating toner or Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotion with Rose Petals?
    Avene's Thermal Spring Water or Caudalie's Beauty Elixir for hydrating toner?
    What eye cream do you recommend for dark and puffy under eyes?

    Your biggest fan from the Philippines ♥
    Thank you so much in advance!

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  86. Retinol better than other anti-ageing ingrediants?

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  87. (Apologies if this has posted twice)

    Skin is relatively clear on face but have cystic acne on and under jawline, often surfacing on neck too, which is very painful. Before a cyst surfaces, glands swell and are very tender. Can something skincare-wise remedy this or is it a job for something stronger like medication?

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  88. Yes or No

    Argan oil???

    Using as a night time moisturizer several times a week.
    Thanks!

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  89. Some areas of my face (aminly around my chin and lower cheek) appears to be generating to much sebum (I think thats the right term) which leaves with my small spots that sometimes develop into larger spots.

    Is there anything that could treat this?

    Current routine: AM + Cetaphil, Glow Tonic, Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Mist, Hydraluron, REN Hyra-Calm Moisturiser
    PM = EH, Cetaphil, Glow Tonic, Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Mist, Hydraluron, REN Hyra-Calm Moisturiser.

    Once a week (started 2 weeks ago) I used the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask.

    Thank you for opening the Clinic!

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  90. Some areas of my face (aminly around my chin and lower cheek) appears to be generating to much sebum (I think thats the right term) which leaves with my small spots that sometimes develop into larger spots.

    Is there anything that could treat this?

    Current routine: AM + Cetaphil, Glow Tonic, Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Mist, Hydraluron, REN Hyra-Calm Moisturiser
    PM = EH, Cetaphil, Glow Tonic, Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Mist, Hydraluron, REN Hyra-Calm Moisturiser.

    Once a week (started 2 weeks ago) I used the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask.

    Thank you for opening the Clinic!

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  91. Perscription Retin-A nightly and acidic toner daily? yes or no?
    Or alternate nights of retin-a and toner...maybe Liquid Gold?

    I'm 20 with clog prone skin, I used to get gigantic cystic acne all over my jaw line and chin, but the Retin-A has stopped that. Now I just get clogged pores and the occasional pimple. I've been using Retin-A for a year and have sensitive skin, it took me 9 months to get adjusted to Retin-A 0.1%. If I add more exfoliants will my skin go nuts?

    My skin is combination with flakiness around my clearing spots, oily in the t-zone, and normal everywhere else.
    Would something else work better for clogged pores? they are mainly in my t-zone.

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  92. I found this cream at Walgreens (otherwise known as Duane Reade now) Its an Alpha Hydroxy one. The ingredients are as follows:

    Water , Propylene Glycol , Glycolic Acid , Isopropyl Palmitate , Stearic Acid , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-100 STEARATE , Ammonium Hydroxide , Cetyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Isostearic Acid , Magnesium Aluminum Silicate , Hydroxyethylcellulose , PEG 40 Stearate , Sorbitan Stearate , BHT , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Sorbic Acid

    Do you think it sounds good? It has been working for me. My other question is, does it count a sort of toner or is it a serum?

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  93. Will there be a cheat sheet on body care (shower gels, exfoliants, moisturisers, ..) as well?

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  94. Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvinating Mask for oily/ occasionally combination skin, yes or no?
    (To help with oil control)

    Thank you!

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  95. Hi Caroline, Thanks so much for opening the online clinic!!

    1. P50V for normal/combination skin - YES or NO?
    (I can't work out whether P50 or P50V is best for my skin type)

    2. RMS Beauty Oil (I'm on the hunt for a great facial oil) - YES or NO?

    3. Clarisonic Opal (the model for the eye area) - YES or NO?

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  96. Caudalie SOS Moisture Serum.
    Did you like the results? Dry, dull skin.
    Thank you.

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  97. I have dry skin and am constantly battling acne on my chin. I've recently switched from using a perscription wash (Sumadan- contains sulfur) to the following routine about 10 days ago...

    AM: Emma Hardie cleansing balm, Caudalie Elixir, Caudalie SOS serum, The Body Shop SPF 30 Moisturizer.

    PM: Emma Hardie cleansing balm (double cleanse), Caudalie Elixir, Kate Somerville Goat Milk. Some nights, I use a topical treatment (Ziana) for breakouts.

    I am NYC based. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Can't wait to hear what you have to say!

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  98. Caroline,
    Please post your thoughts on masks. Which ones provide the best results for dry skin.
    You are the best!

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  99. Hi Caroline,
    I have sensitive redness prone skin. Currently using
    Am- Avene cleanser/LRP Miscellar water, Eucerin hydraluron eye filler wotsit, Olay serum, REN global protection day cream.
    Pm - cleanser pai cleanser/ botanics balm, eyecream as above, Ren omega serum, frankincense night cream

    I want to add something more anti ageing (37 this year). I was thinking of REN Bio retinoid concentrate. Would I just alternate the omega serum and the concentrate?

    Many thanks

    Sarah

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  100. I forgot to also say that I read that if you dilute some tea tree oil with water and put it in a sprayer, it can act as a disinfecting toner. A sort of good replacement for non serozinc get-aholders? Yay or Nay

    And does the Avene spray count as a water spray or is actually an ok spray. Sorry for all the questions! Puerto Rico is land of the drug pusher thus I'm glad someone can give me a semi unbiased opinion. You're great and your kids are beautiful!

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  101. I love your blog! I started to change my skincare routine since I read it. My skin already improved since I started to use a couple of your advices. Thank you! :)


    My skin is flaky dry and I now use Hydraluron.

    QUESTION: Do I put Hydraluron on my EYES before eye cream (eyesilix)?

    *My eyelids are dry, itchy, red, flaky...

    Sandra

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  102. Hi Caroline,

    I'm 21 years old with combination/oily skin, a little prone to spots.

    1) Would the Aurelia miracle cleanser be a good choice or should I wait for the Emma Hardie to come back in stock?

    2) I have Liquid Gold but it broke me out (I kept using it for 1 month without improvement), I read somewhere that it doesn't work well with foaming cleansers, is it true and should I give it a another go when I'll have a cleansing balm?

    Thank you!

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  103. I have a very oily T-Zone thanks to extremely congested pores on my nose (you could see them from 5 ft away) the rest of my skin is normal with a few small spots under the skin. Looking to get P50! Should I use the P50 original? or V or W?

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  104. P50 suitable for sensitive skin? Yay or nay?

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  105. Hi Caroline

    I suffer from milia around my eye area (and a little bit on my cheeks)- is it okay to use facial oils? or will oils clog the pores even more?

    thank you so much for sharing all your skincare knowledge!

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  106. Hi Caroline,

    I have normal / combination skin (31 years old) and am on a budget so wanted to get just one exfoliating acid product in place of the dreaded apricot kernals to give myself a deep clean. So my question is either Alpha H once a week or Pixi Glow Tonic daily?

    Yay for Alpha H over Pixi Glow?

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    Emma xx

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  107. I have a very oily nose thanks to VERY congested pores (If I took a picture they are visible) and the rest of my skin is normal with a few small spots under the skin that if i squeeze white comes out? I am looking to buy P50. Should i get the original in P50 or the V OR W?

    THANK YOUUUUU!!!!

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  108. Yes or No : like or dislike???
    Oilatum Natural Repair Skin Cream?


    Aqua
    Olea Europeae
    Glycerin
    Pentylene Glycol
    Palm Glycerides
    Olus
    Oleic Triglycerides
    Hydrogenated Lecithin
    Squalane
    Betaine
    Palmitamide MEA
    Acetamide MEA
    Sarcosine
    Hydroxyethylcellulose
    Sodium Carbomer
    Carbomer
    Xanthan Gum

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  109. I am 20 with clog prone skin. I used to get cystic acne all over my jaw, cheeks and chin, but luckily Retin-A saved that. I've been using it about 4-5x/week for a year. (My skin is sensitive and reactive--it took me 9 months to adjust to retin-a.)

    I get clogged pores in my t-zone, what would you recommend?
    My t-zone can get flaky, but is still slightly oily. I have combination skin, perhaps dehydrated.

    I was thinking about getting Liquid Gold since I can use it on alternate nights.
    I'm leery of using an acidic toner because my skin drys out quickly if I use too much AHA's with Retin-A. (I do not use aha and retin-a at the same time)

    THANK YOU!!

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  110. Can products like liquid gold or liquid gold serum 'bleach' the skin? Thanks!

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  111. Soap and glory facial wash for acne prone skin? Is it too alkaline

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  112. Hi caroline

    I suffer from milia around my eyes (and a little bit on my cheeks)- is it okay to use facial oils? or will oils clog my pores even more?

    thank you so much for sharing your skincare knowledge!!

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  113. Elemis products any good?
    Need a good AM cleanser, using REN at PM.?

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  114. Yay or nay to Body Shop cleansers, toners and moisturisors?

    Thanks
    Klara

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  115. Yes or No?
    Oilatum Natural Skin Repair Cream. Like or Dislike??

    Aqua
    Olea Europeae
    Glycerin
    Pentylene Glycol
    Palm Glycerides
    Olus
    Oleic Triglycerides
    Hydrogenated Lecithin
    Squalane
    Betaine
    Palmitamide MEA
    Acetamide MEA
    Sarcosine
    Hydroxyethylcellulose
    Sodium Carbomer
    Carbomer
    Xanthan Gum

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  116. Amie Skincare range for teen skin ?

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  117. the organic surge milky cleanser for 20 year old acne prone skin with scars from hormonal breakouts on the cheeks from stress; yay or nay? my nightime cleanser is the alpha-h triple action cleanser :) thanks caroline

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  118. Hi caroline

    I have combination skin. Have a problem with black and white heads on my nose and chin.
    My skin care routine is:

    AM - REN clarifying clay cleanser (use flannel and warm water to remove)

    Clarins exfoliating toner or avene toning fluid

    Caudalie beauty elixir

    Hydraluron

    Antipodes vanilla pod moisturiser

    PM

    Emma hardie cleansing balm and 2nd cleanse with avene cream cleanser

    P50 toning lotion

    Caudalie beauty elixir

    Either el advance night repair or clarins lotus oil

    Hydraluron

    Clarins night cream

    I also do a clay mask (dr jart, origins or ren) Once or twice a week. And also origins overnight moisture mask once.

    Is there anything else I should be doing to help with these black and white heads. I dont often get spots and my skin not sensitive. Is my routine ok? Any recommendations? Thanks x

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  119. Hi Caroline,
    Is Clinique take the day off cleansing balm suitable for acne prone skin?

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  120. Thanks for this Caroline. So helpful!

    Very fair, sun sensitive skin. Institut Esthederm sunscreen for sun intolerant skin, doesn't work to specific SPF but claims to block UVA/UBB and strengthen skin against the sun. Is this even possible?!

    KS Goat Cream - OK for sensitive combo skin? Sensitive to Glyco Acid.

    Sisley masks - Yes or no?

    Thanks Again!
    Rachel

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  121. Thanks for this Caroline. So helpful!

    Very fair, sun sensitive skin. Institut Esthederm sunscreen for sun intolerant skin, doesn't work to specific SPF but claims to block UVA/UBB and strengthen skin against the sun. Is this even possible?!

    KS Goat Cream - OK for sensitive combo skin? Sensitive to Glyco Acid.

    Sisley masks - Yes or no?

    Thanks Again!
    Rachel

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  122. Hi Caroline,
    Is clinique take the day off cleansing balm suitable for acne prone skin? Thanks! Much love xxx

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  123. love the blog! caudalie beauty elixir... should i use straight after cleansing in the morning? or after moisturising?

    my routine currently is: cleanse with Fresh soy cleanser, hydraluron, moisturise with la roche posay hydraphase-light.
    thanks!

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  124. Hi Caroline,
    Do you have any recommendation for oils for acne prone skins? Is Clarins Lotus oil good?
    Thanks!

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  126. Fango Mud Mask..for stubborn blackheads - yay or nay?

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  127. hi!!! i wear no make up but my moisturiser has spf20 in it, do i still need to double cleanse at night?

    thank you!!!

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  128. Hi Caroline, been waiting for one of these for so long!!

    1.Omega 3 fish oil supplements, 1000mg each, safe to take 2?

    2.a lot of redness on cheeks, which I've been struggling with for a long time (main skincare problem), is it okay to use clarins exfoliating toner?

    3. if you get a chance any other suggestions for oily/combo skin with redness? tried using darphin intral but didn't make any different what-so-ever. SORRY i know it's not a yes/no

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  129. Hi Caroline,

    I'm so sorry you've been bombarded with questions!
    REN moisturisers - a lot of them have shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) in the ingredients - does that mean they're bad for acne skin?

    You're the best!

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  130. effaclar duo everyday... yay or nay?

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  131. Hi Caroline, been waiting for this for so long!

    1.boots own fish oil, 1000mg each, safe to use more than 1?

    2. a lot of redness in my cheeks (my main and only skincare problem) would the clarins exfolating toner be too harsh?

    3. if you get a chance any suggestions for skin that is oily/combo with redness, i've tried darphin intral but it's not made any difference! sorry i know it's not yes/no but it's stressing me out!

    THANK YOU, sorry may have double posted but dont know if it sent or not!

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  132. Premae Harmony moisturising creme balm for combination skin. Yey or nay? I like it but always love a second opinion.

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  133. Hi Caroline, I have the following questions:

    1. I have rosacea, sensitive, reactive skin and do not get on well with essential oils (e.g. Emma h balm, darphin, decleor etc all break me out badly). Ay recommendations for product ranges (I am fair, 28 and have combo to dry skin).

    2. Is vitamin c good for rosacea skin?

    3. Facials once a month? What is the best place for a facial in london?

    4. Can sun damage be reversed? I have brown spots on my back - what are the best products?

    5. Fine lines on forehead - what products will work to reduce them or is it just Botox?

    6. Botox, yay or nay?

    7. Intense pulse light for roscea - any thoughts if you know of someone who has had it?

    8. You seem abe to swap your skin products all the time and use a lot of different stuff. If my routine is not simple or if I change products my skin reacts and becomes very sore, have I damaged my skin or is this just my skin type? If I have damaged it, what should I do?

    Xx

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  134. beautypedia reviews??? good to follow?

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  135. Premae Harmony moisturising creme balm for combination skin. Yey or nay? I like it but always love a second opinion.

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  136. Hi Caroline,
    Lacura (aldi) moisurisers? cheap but are they any good? I'm 57, they claim to be as good as some high end, but I'm not really sure whats in them.
    Love you
    Linda xx






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  137. Hi Caroline,

    Face oil both morning and evening, instead of moisturizer (am 30, skin slightly congestion prone but loves rosehip oil and dr alkaitis nourishing oil), yes or no?

    Thank you so much!

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  138. rosacea on the cheeks otherwise combination skin, Skinceuticals, Environ, Decleor, La Prairie or other? thankyou so much, honestly really appreciate it so much!!!

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  139. Do you have any Emma Hardie QVC insider knowledge? Any TSVs coming up?
    Also (sorry to be cheeky!) I'm 35, with normal/combi skin and l'm looking for a new moisturiser. Any gems out there? I know it's not yes/no but worth an ask. Thank you Lady H xx

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  140. Hi Caroline, your blog is amazing and I just want to thank you for your time.

    My mother: Late 40's, quite dry & dehydrated, sun spots and wrinkles.
    Yes or No:
    -Clarins Oil for dry skin (IF and only if possible a recommendation)
    - Clarins yellow toner (as 2nd tone)
    - Clinique Repairwear range
    - Clarins Cleansing cream ok for 2nd cleanse and morning cleanse?



    As for me: 19, combo/ dehydrated, acne-prone (especially comedonal acne- damn whiteheads)
    Yes or No:
    - Kiehl's Midinight Concentrate
    - Worth buying P50 or Clarins fine for me?
    - Hydraquench Range ok for my skin type?
    - Lierac Cleansing Oil as 1st cleanse

    Thanks Caroline! xx

    Adriana

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  141. Hi Caroline!

    Moisturiser/Treatment to help fade hyperpigmentation? (result of hormonal, cystic acne treated with Accutane)

    Any advice will be hugely appreciated, and thank you for all the great work you do on here!!

    x

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  142. Not yes or no but one word answer: what is this cream you tell people to get from their doctor when the skin around their nose is flakey/spotty? My doc likes me to suggest things to him !

    Also am using benzoyl peroxide every night (is helping) - can I use an exfoliating toner the next morning whilst using it? Am using a night balm every night whilst I use the BP - is this ok?

    THANK YOU :-*

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  143. Hi Caroline, been waiting for this for so long!

    1.boots own fish oil, 1000mg each, safe to use more than 1?

    2. a lot of redness in my cheeks (my main and only skincare problem) would the clarins exfolating toner be too harsh?

    3. if you get a chance any suggestions for skin that is oily/combo with redness, i've tried darphin intral but it's not made any difference! sorry i know it's not yes/no but it's stressing me out!

    THANK YOU sorry may have double posted!!!

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  144. is the balance me balm cleanser a good alternative to the emmma hardie, which i sadly cant afford, or is there another option? thank you x

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  145. 1) Would using an exfoliating toner help get rid of the clogged pores on my nose?
    2) Would Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix work as an exfoliating toner?
    3) Would getting a facial get rid of clogged pores on my nose?
    4) Would getting a facial get rid of milia under eyes and on top of cheekbones?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Sami

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  146. Hello Caroline,
    I'm hesitant about using an exfoliating toner twice a day. Wouldn't the skin become too thin/sensitive after a while?
    Thanks.
    PS : Went to London, Hydraluron + EM out of stock everywhere!!

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  147. ok short answer would be fab. 40 yr old - bravura london hyaluronic acid serum yes or no (is it same as hydralon or could I use both) omorovzica intensive hydra lifting cream for a daytime moisturiser or oskia nutriactive day cream under the serum i mentioned or would it be too rich? - looking fro a good anti aging routine. Thank you :)

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  148. LOVE, LoVe, love your blog/advice/humour!

    I know it's a bit greedy, but I have three burning questions:

    1. The boots botanics cleansing balm yes or no?

    2. Do I need to wait for each product to sink in (serum, hydraluron, etc.) before adding the next one?

    3. Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre as a daily moisturizer for my dry/dehydrated skin?

    Thank you BIG time!


    Boots balm ingredients:
    Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil*, Cetearyl alcohol, Rosa canina seed oil*, Limonene, Citronellol, Pelargonium graveolens flower oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis peel extract*, Linalool, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil, Geraniol, Parfum (Fragrance), Citral

    *Organic Certified Ingredient

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  149. I´ve milia around my eyes- is it okay to use face oils? or do oils clog my pores even more?

    thank you so much- I really appreciate it!

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  150. Clinique take the day off cleansing balm good for sensitive rosacea skin?

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  152. Going to France, what should I buy?? La roche-posay's serozinc is already on my list. Thanks and love your blog

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  153. Is 35 too young to use cold plasma?

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  155. Oilatum moisturiser yay or nay?

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  156. Is P50 "purging" a thing? Started using 4 weeks ago and skin is a mess. Spa I purchased from says to stay on strict BR only regimen and will get better...*eyebrow raised

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  157. Very pale skin, very sunny environment.
    Is it ok to double layer sunscreen (chemical first, followed by physical on top?).

    Thank you so much!

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  158. Oooh Caroline, THANK YOU so much for doing this! Right okay so from reading your blog from start to finish I realise I need to overhaul my skin care!

    * Skin type: VERY fair skin, freckles (typical dark redhead complexion!)Rosecea. Combination (oily t zone) and CRAZY messed up hormones so occasional breakouts and a bit sensitive.

    * Currently using: LUSH and Botanics and No.7 SPF 50 moisturiser (tad heavy!!)

    * Lifestyle: Eat VERY well, don't drink, don't smoke, allergic to dairy, never sunbathe, so I'm fairly saintly in that area ;). In my early 20s.

    xoxo

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  159. La Roche posay effaclar astringent toner as exfoliating toner yay or nay? Effaclat matte moisturiser yay or nay? Thanks!

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  160. OPPS so sorry Caroline I forgot it was yes or no only!! In that case, just the one thing: best daily SPF for very, very fair skin and freckles? xo

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  162. biologique recherche serums?
    zelens creams on 27yr old skin?
    lactic/glyco based moisturiser after p50?
    nina x

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  163. If a clay mask gives me breakouts after using it, am I 'purging' and will my skin eventually look better? I get breakouts from Clarins and Sisley pink clay masks and am scared of using one again.

    I have acne-prone dry/combination skin and always follow the clay mask with a hydrating mask, which on its own doesn't break me out.

    Thank you so much!

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  164. Pai Rosehip Oil a good addition to a "EmmaH-exfoliating toner-hydrating toner-Hydraluron-Caudalie moisturiser" evening routine? *sensitive combo skin* THANK YOU! XXX

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  165. I am 20 years old and am on a treatment of Claravis (Vitamin A). My acne was moderate, but the treatment has spurred some major breakouts, from which I am already seeing small scars. Should I get on to treating those scars while they're fresh, or should I wait till after I complete my Claravis treatment? Thank you so much.

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  166. I am 20 years old and am on a treatment of Claravis (Vitamin A). My acne was moderate, but the treatment has spurred some major breakouts, from which I am already seeing small scars. Should I get on to treating those scars while they're fresh, or should I wait till after I complete my Claravis treatment? Thank you so much.

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  167. Can fine/thin skin (can see blue veins) be made too thin by acid toners/retinols, etc? I don't get red but don't want to be see through, either! Thanks so much.

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  168. Flannel action advice please - pressure, direction etc. I have acne prone skin so concerned about getting it right

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  169. Michael Todd true Organics line - yes or no?
    In particular the cranberry toner, yay or nay?
    Thanks!

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  170. Awesome topic Charlotte, thank you!

    My question: is the Korres 3in1 cleansing emulsion a good way to clean your face (first-step cleanse for me is Bioderma I know you don't like it too much)? You use it pretty much like a balm I'd say.

    Cheers!

    PS, optional non-Yes/No question: what is a great serum to get rid of acne scars (under £30...)

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  171. If a clay mask makes me break out in spots is it 'purging' and will my skin eventually look better? I get breakouts from Clarins and Sisley pink clay masks and am scared to use one again.

    I have acne-prone dry/combination skin and always follow clay mask with a hydrating mask, which on its own doesn't break me out.

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  172. I am currently taking Claravis (Vitamin A). My acne was moderate, but the drug has spurred some major breakouts, from which I am already seeing scars. Should I get on to treating those scars while they're fresh, or wait until I complete my treatment? Thank you so much.

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  173. Sorry forgot one question. Since reading your blog I started to change my skincare with every product that I finished.
    Now I use
    AM: RenClear Clam, Calrins Iris Toner, Caudalie Vinosource SOS, Kate Somerville Oil Free or Goat
    PM: Emma Hardie with flannel to take off Makeup, Ren ClearCalmCleanser,Calrins Exfoliating Toner, LRP Serozinc, Decleor Yling Ylang Night Baume or Oil
    twice a week LG and a clay mask
    Before I started I had lots of Blackheads and Whiteheads, and now they seem to go away, but is it possible that the blackheads get to the surface and I get a acne spot but once they're out they're gone? I don't know if that's the normal progress, or if I just don't react good to one of the products...
    So my yes or no question. is it true that it gets worse before it gets better?

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  174. Hi Caroline,

    I'm 24 years old with normal skin, would you recommend the Nude Skincare ProGenius treatment oil? Also could you recommend a night time moisturiser.

    Thanks in advance love your blog. xXx

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  175. Is P50 "purging" a thing?
    Using for 4 weeks and skin is a mess. Spa I purchased from rec's staying with strict BR only regimen until it clears up...*eyebrow raised*

    Thanks so much for opening up questions! :)

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  176. 1. Can you make a post about combination/teenage skin? were you recommend products and dos and don'ts.

    2. Is spf 20-30 for summertime good for daily use?

    3. Obsessed with the video of you and pixiwoo, can you please start making some videos? :D

    4. Is Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm yes or no for combination skin?

    xo

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  177. oil cleansing method, yes or no?

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  178. Hi Caroline, glad I finally get to write to you. I'm 17 with dry but blemish prone skin and I follow a Hirons approved regime (balm, clarins toners and hydraluron and fish oil). Is it too much to expect clear skin?-my diet is varied- have cut out most dairy, eat fruit and veg but I often get annoyed that there are some (like my sis) who have clear and eat what they want. I know it's yes or no- anything you can recommend for whiteheads?

    P.S. I have dark (black) and have been loving the clarins exfol. toner (thank you!) is it silly of me to go out without any sun protection on?

    Thanks,
    Hannah

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  179. Oh Caroline you are brave opening this thread.

    1st yes/ no question: I have started getting cystic spots along my jawline and chin. Is it just hormones? I have a great diet and have followed your blog for eons so am doing everything right in terms of routine. These spots seem to be a new addition.

    2nd question: I rarely get whiteheads and rarely black heads but sometimes, in addition to the cystics, I get these little spots that are squeezable but with white in them, not puss though more like a little white worm. Is this just a blocked pore with oil in?

    Thank you!

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  180. Does any topical help hereditary dark circles? Thanks!

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  181. I know I shouldn't be asking long questions about skin care routine as you asked not to but I've been from one bad cream to another and I don't live in the uk so I can't come to a consultation..I have combination skin that gets oily during the day and blackheads (when I remove my make up I hardly find any there!) ..occasionally I have the odd dry-day-flaky skin and it's quite sensitive...what can I do?
    Thank you for any answer you will give me ;)

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  182. Hi Caroline,
    Ren Purity Balm for 19 y/o oily/combo skin?
    Also, what product would you recommend for acne scars? (I live in Canada)

    Thanks so much. I have learned so much since I found your blog!

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  183. Estee Lauder ANR yes or no for 31 year old skin?

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  184. Hi Caroline...
    This isnt really a yes or no question- SORRY!
    But can you please do a cheat sheet and recommendations on LIP BALMS?
    Ive not found my perfect one yet :(

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU ARE MY ROLE MODEL

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  185. What would be the tell tale sign on skin for over exfoliation. For example using a glycolic cleanser (15%)twice a wee the pixi glow or bruvara 5% glycolic toner (always followed with a hydrating one)once a day and a moisturiser like the aplha h rejuvinating night cream. Does that sound like too much & what should I look out for? thanks

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  186. Cane and austin retexturising glycolic pads - yes or no. And could this be used instead of my exfoliating toner daily (like the pixi) yes or no. :)

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  187. rodin olio lusso luxury face oil, yes or no?

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  188. Is the BR p50 still the rolyce royce of exfoiating toners in your eyes. (UK version)I don't mind paying the price tag if you say yes!

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  189. Can Emma Hardy Amazing face be used to take makeup off? Or is it better to use oil base cleanser to take makeup off and then use Emma Hardy Amazing face?

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  190. Can you recommend anything for for an uneven skin texture, please? I'm 40 and up close my skin looks uneven, a bit orange-peely. Never had acne so it's not scarring. Thanks so much :)

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  191. 35 years old - combo skin - dry outer, oily tzone
    Hydraluron breaks me out
    Using:
    SK II Facial TreatTreatment Clear Lotion
    Kate somerville cytocell p299
    SKII advanced eye film (morning)
    SKII skin signature eye cream (night)
    Still working on good moisturizers but yes/no a good start?

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  192. Hi Caroline,

    I have combination a bit oily and sensitive skins. what would be a good day moisturizer for the summer time and good eye cream also ?? i live in the US so some of the stuff that you recommend are not available.

    Thank you.

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  193. Hey Caroline,
    This is an amazing thing to be doing, thank you so much.

    I have extremely sore, dry eyes, despite using serums/eyecreams/moisturizer/no glycolic acid or exfoliation. Have tried so many things and it is getting ridiculous. I have eczema/acne prone skin which is extremely sensitive and a quite limited budget. Any ideas?

    Also, I have spots all over my legs, have had for over a year, which will not go away for love nor money. Extremely sensitive, and painful, and ugggly. Have tried steroid creams and antibiotic creams, but to no avail. Any tips/miracle creams I should try?

    Thank you :)

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  194. Looking for a hydrating mask after the omorovciza caly one - aveeda or sin ceticals b5 hydrating mask - 41 year old :)

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  195. REN cleansing balm okay for my oily skin? Okay for nightly use as first cleanse?

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  196. origins vitazing moisturiser, too many escentual oils? or ren global protection day cream for oily skin. Thank you!

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  197. Hi Caroline,

    Age: 30 Location: Dallas,TX USA
    Skin type: Acne-prone, oily, trying to get rid of marks/scars from acne and congested skin (get blackheads very easily)

    Q-1. Is Emma Hardie balm the right cleanser for night time for me to try?
    Q-2. Could you please suggest something to get rid of the scarring and something for Hydration?

    Recent buys after getting introduced to your blog are:
    Alpha H Liquid Gold
    Clarins Bright Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel
    Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

    Thank you for your service :)
    You ROCK!

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  198. Hello

    Omorovicza bb cream
    Or
    Perricone no foundation foundation?

    Thx

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