Thursday, 30 April 2015

YouTube Q&A


Hi Everyone!
I'm filming a Q&A tomorrow so if you have any questions please do leave them below and I'll answer as many as possible. 
Any topic - not just skincare! 

Keep 'em clean. ;) 

Well, as much as you can. 

242 comments:

  1. How did you get into skincare?

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  2. Been stalking your blog since I discovered it about a week ago (or two). Please list your top serum/oil/moisturizer for skin with oily tzone, dehydrated cheeks, acne prone on the chin area, with redness on cheeks summer vs winter months. Thank you very much!!

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    1. Yup, this is a good ? Lisa Love - cool name bow ☺!

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    2. Yes, this question! Me too! and could you please give international options. I can get brands like La Roche-Posay, Lancome, Avene.
      Thanks!
      Alina
      www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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    3. Yes! Best serums for acne prone skin please!

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    4. I third, fourth and fifth this! Please recommend moisturizers for acne/oily skin.

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    5. yes, im also trying to decide on a serum and moisturiser for oily/combination skin with a few breakouts. Ive been considering Hydraluron jelly, but waiting for it to go on offer again.

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    6. I am adding to this question....With Acid Toners and Acid treatments - is it too much using both? Acid toner, acid treatment and retinol too much? Oils - Artemis and mv organics rose booster plus - is one better or does something better than the other? I am so desperate to find some solutions....

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    7. I also would love this Q to be answered..thx a milliom

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  4. Hugely improved facial hormonal acne after following your advice, (bows down). Acne popping up now on neck, back, chest and shoulders. Using Clearasil super fruits pads is helping, anything further I can do? Claris lotus oil too pricey to splash about. thank you x

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    1. Caroline has said before that the surfactants in shampoo can cause this. She's recommended specific Paul Mitchell and OGX shampoos that she uses to avoid this, I believe.

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    2. Thank you so much for this reply! I was wondering if this might be the cause for the same reasons as surfactants in cleansers! Thanks!

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  5. Love from Poland.You are so funny and you look amazing.!I've recantly
    bough P50 and Sunday Riley "Good genes" also Tata Harper multivitamin oil.But it seem like my skin is getting very dry around my mouth and nose.I use it every other night as also bough Luna oil (its amazing).Just start to using caudalie sos serum.My skin does look a lot better after using the products you like...I think (!) I've got combination skin but dehydrated.To wasch my face I use The balm,Sunday Riley or EH.Thank you.Dominika

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  6. What would you top tips/advice be for someone with uneven skin texture due to clogged pores! My skin is much softer and beet hydrated from following your advice and it looks clear (I previously had awful acne, so a massive, massive thanks!) but up close and when applying make up, the awful texture is really apparent. Thanks so much Caroline!

    Also, where would you advise to look for a great facial outside of London (Specifically in the north!) is Clarins Skin Spa worth a look?

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  7. I know you're not a fan of electric cleansing brushes but what are your thoughts on the Foreo Luna Silicone Brushes?

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  8. I love this! I'm reading all the way from Indonesia.
    here's my question: I get light to medium peels done every Six weeks or so. Is it overkill to acid tone daily as well? also, I use tretinoin at night. Can I use Vit c serum in the same regimen or would it render both ineffective? Thank you! Would be thrilled if you answered any of my questions. Note: love your top. Xoxo

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  9. What is your favorite hydrating eye cream? I use an eye cream everyday, but after I finish putting on makeup it looks cakey on the lower part of where I put my eye cream. I assume it's because my eye cream is not hydrating enough. I use a an eye balm occasionally at night, but it's too greasy for daytime use. Thanks!

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    1. For what it's worth (and I'm very much not Caroline!), I like the Kiehl's Avocado eye cream - it's worked wonders for me - really moisturising but not too heavy. I tend to use it mainly at night, but it's OK in the daytime too, just let it sink in a little bit before putting make up over the top.

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  10. Hi Caroline, I've not started with retinol before can you give me some advice on where to start (am on small budget tho) and does it help with pigmentation? Thank you! Xx

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    1. Ooh yes! I would adore some info on starter retinols. When I've researched them, people seem to give completely different reviews (fair enough as it's all different skin!) so if you have any reliable ones for 30-somethings to crack on with, that would be wonderful. And I join the thanks for Mega Skin Of Joy Courtesy Of La Hirons!

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  11. Hi,
    I'd love to hear your thoughts/suggestions on skincare for oily, mature skin please. How do I get lightweight moisture that still has anti-aging benefits?

    I love your blog and videos. Please keep making those videos!

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    1. This question definitely, I have exactly the same problem!

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  12. I am so sorry if I am double posting, but my comment appeared and then it went! I am so sorry!

    Hi Caroline!!!
    Hopefully you will answer my questions.
    I am in the need of a serum and moisturiser that is suited for acne/oily skin, that doesn't contain any nasties (pore clogging ingredients) and also minimal essential oils as my skin doesn't agree with them. Can you recommend me some? Price range between £20+ but nothing like sky rocket like £80+ (hahaha).

    Also I'm not sure if you can just give me a yes or no answer to my current skincare routine, if it is any good (if you can't not to worry but if you can answer my serum and moisturiser question that would be fab - I'm just being greedy and cheeky!:
    Morning:
    Cleanser - Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser
    Toner - Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotion with Rose Petals / LRP Serozinc
    Moisturiser - Avene Cleanace Mat Lotion

    Evening
    First cleanse (if I am wearing makeup) Garnier Micellar Water - if you recommend me something else to take off makeup that would eb good.
    Second Cleanse - Currently testing out Nude Omega Jelly Cleanser
    Toner - Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotion with Rose Petals / LRP Serozinc
    Moisturiser - Avene Cleanace Mat Lotion

    I am looking to add the FAB facial pads for the acid tone.

    Thank you so much!

    Kind regards,

    Julie x

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  13. What do think are the best serums - I'm 34 with combination skin

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  14. What's serums would you recommend. I have combination skin, age 34 and suffer alot from dehydrated skin too 😣

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  15. What was your "big break" in your career, and if you didn't have one, what do you think helped you to get to this point in your life?

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  16. Can you recommend any fragrance free cleansers? I really struggle to find nourishing, fragrance free products for very dry, sensitive skin prone to excema and hormonal breakouts. Thank you x

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    1. Clinique Take the Day Off Balm has been incredible for my super sensitive skin.

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    2. Second this! Ttdo balm is pure amazingness. And it obliterates makeup with irritating my skin at all. Xo

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    3. Thank you for your reply! I use take the day off as my cleanser at the minute and I do love it but Caroline recommends it as a first cleanse/make up remover rather than a nourishing second cleanse which is what I'm looking for.. Really struggling to find one! Xx

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  17. Hi Caroline, Do you have any product recommendations for hair loss at the scalp? I'm 19, have quite oily hair, and often get scalp acne.

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  18. Hi miss Caroline :)
    First, how can you be so awesome? Seriously, you are the very very very best! Second, I am going on a military course of ten weeks and I will sleep 2-3 hours per day and some time I will not sleep at all for about 5 days. I will be in nature, without a sink to cleanse my face properly and I will be able to bring only a very limited of products. I know it will not be good for my skin. Do you have any advice to give me please? Thank you so much for all the work you put in your blog and in your Youtube channel. I really appreciate it a lot!
    Thank you again, have a nice day! :)

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  19. Hi Caroline, I was wondering what you would advise to minimise the appearance of an (almost) 2 year old thyroid surgery scar. I'm 22 and had two ops within less than 2 months of each other and the resulting scar didn't heal fantastically well due to stitches being left in and infecting it. I'd rather not cover it as I don't mind having the scar - it's a reminder that I overcame my cancer battle, but I would like to minimise how raised, red and bumpy it is. I love your blog and videos - your tips were invaluable whilst I was suffering from hormonal imbalances as a result of my treatment! Any help with the scar would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Beth

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  20. Can you recommend any fragrance free cleansers? I really struggle to find nourishing, fragrance free products for very dry, sensitive skin prone to excema and hormonal breakouts. Thank you x

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  21. Hi Caroline
    What would be your top 3 skincare tips for brides to be? Thanks x

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  22. Best eye cream for dry dehydrated eyes? Budget around £30ish x

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  23. Thoughts on having miscarriages?

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  24. Do you ever get tired talking about skin care? And what would you do (job) if not what you doing now?any other passions?I'm mean any product you reccomend it's sold out!Wow!

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  25. In Poland they like all they mezorollers...for face and/or body.Not to sure...what's your opinion please?

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  26. What Sunday Riley product would you recommend for a woman in her mid-thirties with dry skin and some age spots?

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  27. Can you suggest any alternative treatments for hormal cystic acne other than Spirolactone? It works wonders on my skin but is torture on my bladder. I must run to the bathroom 20 times a day. Who has time for that?

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    1. yes!!! My skin was perfect!! But I just had to stop taking it and now the acne is back

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  28. My brother has eczema on his forehead and outer cheeks, which is itchy and aggravated when wet and can develop white heads overnight. He has suffered with this on and off for 2-3 years. He currently takes prednisone and lymecycline recommended by a dermatologist, which don't seem to be doing much. He recently started taking high strength Vit D3 (100mcg per day) on medical advice for low Vit d levels but has noticed his skin getting worse. May not be linked but he is thinking of stopping taking them. Please, please help as he is in so much discomfort. Thank you Caroline, you have massively improved my skin and my friends, I hope you can help my bro xx

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    1. Caroline may not approve of my comment, but I hope I can help, as I have really seen the worst side of eczema, and I know the discomfort. I’ve had eczema 8 years, and it was everywhere including my full face. Firstly, prednisone is only a temporary relief; it is a steroid with side effects. Let’s not dwell on the topical steroids, because that is a must, use whatever the dermatologist has recommended. I hope that he has been tested for MRSA, because any corresponding treatment will be a 7 day wash and a nasal treatment, (because that’s where the bacteria lives). The wash will be drying, obviously, it’s why they don’t always treat you for MRSA even if you have been tested to have it. I really believe a wash for treating MRSA is very good, I always notice a difference, the redness and inflammation does seem to go down a level, and any topical steroids will have a better healing effect and so on. Another important factor is diet, most people say milk, but I don’t think so, I think the main culprit lies in the amount of histamine in the body. For more information I refer you to the UK allergy website. https://www.allergyuk.org/common-food-intolerances/histamine-intolerance. It’s a shame that dermatologist and nurses fail to identify this as a cause of itching, but will still happily prescribe anti histamines. One last very important advice, change the pillowcase EVERYDAY, and make sure its 100% cotton. Hope this helps.

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  29. Hi Caroline, this is my first comment on your blog.
    I have acne and quite oily skin and went to the dermatologist a few weeks ago. She prescribed me benzodermine, a gel which is drying out my skin a lot. Do those kind of products get your thumbs up or what would you rather recommend?
    Thank you, Anna

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  30. Any advice re: getting rid of pigmentation would really be appreciated, Caroline!

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  31. Hi Caroline,

    Hope you are fine and dandy and all is well!

    I was wondering what AM cleanser and moisturiser you'd recommend for a dry/dehydrated major break out proned 20 year old girl....I've been using clinique for years and they do nothing for my skin apart from making it exceedingly oily throughout the day.

    Thank You!xxxxxx

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  32. Baby skincare, from nappy rash cream; to baby eczema breakouts; to SPF's (although not wearing makeup... hopefully, lighter formulations would be better as my little guy hates getting it pasted on).

    Any other skincare/ product recommendations or general advice would be warmly welcomed. Thanks so much mrs! X

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  33. Hi Caroline. Apart from the Simon/John question! Neck and decollete for older gals (like me). Rosehip oil seems to be doing well at smoothing but is there anything from the High Street that will help to firm things up? Thanks

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    1. I'm also looking for all the decolletage neck help i can get also after lathering myself in rosehip... going to try Mio!

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  34. Hi Caroline,

    Hope you are fine and dandy and all of well!

    I was wondering what cleanser and moisturiser you'd reccomend for a 20 year old with dry/dehydrated but break out proned skin. I've been using clinique for years but it just seems to make my face oily - that or it's my make up!

    Thank You so much! - you're a legend!xxxxx

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  35. Hiya!

    What is the best clay mask for oily clogged skin?

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  36. Hi Caroline,

    Please do respond to my email about a student project if you get a chance.
    There's a bunch of interesting questions there :))

    Best wishes,
    Artur

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  37. Please could you recommend a few products for people with PCOS?

    Thanks, Ashlea (:

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  38. I have a couple:

    - Do you use false tan? If so, what are your recommendations?
    - Do you have any general career tips or advice for anyone (like myself - I work as a senior therapist in a spa) that works within the beauty & skincare industry?

    Love your blog and videos! X

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  39. After a hard day at work, what would your ideal de - stress evening include - wine ? Tea? TV ?
    Thanks, Caroline :)

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  40. would love your view on Dr Hauschka night time routine of no night treatments/creams ...I have been doing this for about 5 years now but feel at 47 I should be introducing something back into my nighttime routine.

    many thanks

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  41. Apologises if this is the third time you have gotten this comment, new to it. And so...

    Baby skincare - from nappy rash cream; to sudden eczema breakouts; to SPF's (light formulations preferably as the thick one's are not easy to paste on little mites).

    Any baby skincare/ product recommendations or general advice would be warmly welcomed from a frantic first time mammy. And...

    Thank you so so much for being you. Xxxxxx

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    1. Forgot to mention also Loved your top 10 series you started with acid toners and spritz. Would love to see more of these covering the rest of your routine, I.e. Cleansers, eye creams, oils, moisturisers, targeted treatments, etc. x

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    2. I second this please do more in this series. Have bought some of your recommended products. Especially interested in targeted treatments for general ageing, pigmentation and retinol products. Aimed at "mature" skin please. Can't be the only older fan of your great blog. Don't forget us!

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  42. Is rose oil /rosewater good or bad for Rosacea? x

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  43. Hey Caroline ... Me again.

    I'm really after a solid am and pm routine. I have oily / combo skin, prone to hormonal breakouts around chin and jawline. My cheeks have also developed redness and is relatively reactive, even to warm water. It has small red pimples, they don't come to a proper head. I am fed up of going to counters and being recommended things that just don't work, especially after a recent trip to a Clinique counter were the lady convinced me to get two cleansing products which she guaranteed me would be suitable for my sensitive and red cheeks and super sensitive eyes. The product completely reacted to my skin and eyes, I was actually in pain and had to take an antihistamine. Ifeel totally duped and it really has got me down the last few days. If you have a recommendation for a good am and pm routine, I would really like and trust your advice!

    Thanks :)

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  44. My rosacea, acne prone sensitive combo skin seems to react badly to exfoliating acids, have tried pixi, fab, paulas choice, clarins, in the end i always get itching, redness, spots, rough skin.. what can i do to exfoliate instead and help prevent acne?

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    1. I'm not Caroline (although I would love to play her on the telly ;-) ) but I was going to order the Original 1970 P-50 however, due to the same issues you note, the saleswoman convinced me to start w/ the P50W. Hopefully, this will help.

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  45. What the bejeesus is a retinol and will it play nicely with my oily / dehydrated / hormonal acneic (is that even a word) skin?

    Trying to avoid a similar #badlifechoice like the time I used Good Genes with Liquid Gold. #feeltheburn

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    1. Oh man, THIS. I'm 32 and know I should be starting with them (fine lines! Damn those fine lines) but have not a clue where to start in case my skin falls off. A sort of Early Learning Centre guide for idiots would be incredible.

      Thank you so much for the amazing info you give us all. My skin is so much better - and would be even more so if I cut down on the sweet, sweet booze and carbs. Have a lovely weekend, La Hirons.

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    2. Yes I second this! I am in my 30's and time is marching on and it's seemingly marching all over my face!!

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  46. Post pregnancy skin!

    I'm 27 shortly and have a 6 month old. The products I used before and during pregnancy no longer work.

    I have blackheads wnd whiteheads around my nose and chin as well as severe dehydration (the skin on my nose and parts of cheeks are flaking) I become very oily by the afternoon. The texture has completed changed, it's bumby near the jawline and open pores on my cheeks.

    I'm just wondering how to tackle both these problems. Whenever I try to sort blackheads etc I seem to make dryness worse. I used to use manual exfoliators but have switched to acid toner (pixi glow)

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  47. Hello Caroline!! Was wondering if you could take a guess at what could be going on with my chin area. I'm 46 have normal to dry skin and I keep getting these tiny bumps (not pimples) around my chin and under my mouth and the area is also red.
    I simply adore you! Don't know what I ever did without your expert advice, it truly is appreciated!!!

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  48. I'm 42 and have always had good skin until recently. I now seem to have some broken capillaries on my cheeks (I'm turning in to my grandma) and jarmo am spots (plus scarring from previous spots) around my mouth/chin. I used my manage my dry skin through the seasons but now have no idea what to do with my cheeks (if anything??) and how to get rid of the scarring. Thank you so much for your blog, it's bloody fantastic!

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  49. I'm 42 and have always had good skin until recently. I now seem to have some broken capillaries on my cheeks (I'm turning in to my grandma) and jarmo am spots (plus scarring from previous spots) around my mouth/chin. I used my manage my dry skin through the seasons but now have no idea what to do with my cheeks (if anything??) and how to get rid of the scarring. Thank you so much for your blog, it's bloody fantastic!

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  50. Hello Caroline! This should be an easy one: could you list your favorite anti-dehydration products? Either my searching skills are really bad, or there isn't too many specific products targeting dehydration mentioned here (except for the obvious: Hironsluron). Also, any additional advice for a 28-year-old living in southern Cali (heat+pollution), working all day long in a heavily air-conditioned room with no windows? (That's grad school for you...) I would like to at least still look my age when I get my PhD, you know ;). Thanks!

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  51. Hello. Could you please advice a good acne prone skin cleanser from French Pharnacy brands.I have combination skin. Thank you for your hard work !

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  52. Hello,

    I am 27, oily and prone to get clogged pores all over my face (incl. sides of my cheeks). I have been treating my skin with 0.5% retinol and Retin-A every night for the past 6 months to reduce the shine and congestion. I am happy with my results and I would like to start using normal overnight serums and moisturisers. How would You recommend to rotate these if I would like to keep Retin-A or at least retinol based products as a part of my weekly routine (so I will maintain achieved results)? And which face oil/serum would You recommend?

    Thank You,
    Natalia

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  53. What is your mum's skincare routine? Specific products, and in what order?

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    1. Yes. Second and thirding this so much.

      Also, would love to have advice on how to dragged one's mother to 21st century skincare-wise. My mum is in late 50s and just recently realize that she may have problem with proper skincare routine (she had none).

      She never had proper cleansing routine either, and good genes can only do so much...

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    2. Great question. What's your Mums skincare routine?

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  54. How should SR Luna be used? Daily? What stage should it be used when also using Good Genes?

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    1. I obviously am not Caroline, but I do know that your question was discussed/answered in an earlier blog post.

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  55. Products to use for seborrheic dermatitis?

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  56. Hello Lovely Lady Hirons! What are you top 5 pet peeves (also known as a pet hate)? OR What are you top 10 favorite songs of all time? Thanks to you my skin stays fairly(stupid periods) acne free! Thank you for your continuous advice, bluntness and humor!

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  57. If you weren't already happily married, who would be the 3 musicians at the top of your dating list?! Hands off Dave Grohl though...he's mine! Love your passion for music as much as your passion for skincare. :-) x

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  58. Could you recommend an eye cream !?
    I am early twenties and showing signs of crowd feet! And other lines!

    Also any recommendation for genetic forehead fine lines????

    P.s my skin has improved so much since I started reading your blog!

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  59. Could you recommend an eye cream !?
    I am early twenties and showing signs of crowd feet! And other lines!

    Also any recommendation for genetic forehead fine lines????

    P.s my skin has improved so much since I started reading your blog!

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  60. Can you recommend an eye cream??
    I'm mid twenties and beginning to show fine lines at the end of my eyes!

    Also a recommendation for genetic fine lines on my forehead???

    P.s my skin is so much better since I started following your blog thank you!

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  61. My top three to ask if I ever won a Skype consult ;-):

    1. Where in a routine do you do a mask? After a cleanse and before acid tone or after acid tone to allow it to better penetrate?
    2. When using retinol, do you wait to put on moisturizer? I know you typically don't, but didn't know if that was different in the case of retinol. Also, can an acid tone like P50 reduce efficacy of retinol? I would think it would help penetrate but have read can change chemical compounds, blah blah. I P50 and retinol so hope I'm good.
    3. Just tried a vinyl manicure today. I love gels, but get concerned with uv light on hands and acetone soak to remove every few weeks. You seem to like your gels so I'm curious on your thoughts.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  62. Hi Caroline. Thanks for the blog. Love it!
    I have two questions.
    1. What can I do about my neck? For years I missed my neck in the skincare routine and am now paying the price as it looks 10 years older than my face. Any super specific product recommendations?
    2. How do I go about finding a good facialist? I've been to loads of salons but never find anyone who really cares. I'm ooop north and it makes it so much harder. Any help appreciated.

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  63. I'd like to now the time between steps for cleansing. For example, Should you immediately apply moisturizer after your serum, or should you wait a few minutes? It seems obvious but I just don't know.

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  64. What are some of the challenges you've faced in your (work) life, and how have you overcome them?

    What would you advice people to be prepared for when starting out in your line of work, when first getting into the work life, or when building a business?

    What (life) advice would you give your 20 year old self/ people in their early 20s?

    What's your favourite word/phrase/song/book that makes you feel empowered?

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  65. Hello, Caroline!! Recommended products 50+. Specially serums and good stuff that works..... Anti ageing and dehydrated skin.... Kind of Top 10.... If you have the time..... Txs!!!!

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  67. Hi Caroline. Huge fan from Canada :)
    Wondering if you can share with us HOW to properly wash your face (i.e., smear product around for 60s and then wipe off with cloth) and apply moisturizer (i.e., rub on or pat on?).
    Next, is it better to wash your face straight after school/work or before bed (i.e., when should you do your PM cleanse and apply evening products?)?
    Lastly, any suggestions for diminishing and/or preventing horizontal lines on forehead?
    Thank you!
    K xoxo

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  68. Any not too expensive products you can recommend for 20s skin with sensitivity & possibly mild rosacea? Much improved since xmas (when i actually started using decent skincare rather than cheap foamy stuff!) but still very rosey through my cheeks.

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  69. Hello Caroline,

    if you have a day off and can do whatever you love to, what would it be? I asume, you would wear the Duran Duran-Shirt of course. :D

    Hugs,

    Tina

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  70. What sort of study/training have you done to get you where you are today? ☺️ Ps very excited about this video!!

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  71. Lovely Ms. Skin Care Genius Caroline,

    My question is with regard to family members. When stressed, some of my family members are prone to acne (the female, facially, two males, "backne" ;-) and two have psoriasis which is exacerbated by stress. Insofar as I have been able to glean, psoriasis is untreatable. Are there any products you can think of that might help a) acne and more important b) psoriasis?

    Thanks so much. You are the Genius Queen of Skincare!

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  72. Hi Caroline! My name is Lydia, I'm 19 and from Australia! I have 4 questions (is asking 4 things against the Q&A rules?):
    What would be your career highlight so far?
    What did you want to do when you were in school?
    Are you a fan of the SKII range? (my mum uses it pretty much exclusively but people seem to say there are negative side effects- then again, what doesn't have negative side effects)?!
    Favourite lipstick EVER?!?
    Thanks!
    Lydia :)

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  73. Can you recommend a facial oil or serum that would be suitable for combination-oily skin with breakouts (mainly hormonal)? Thanks, Alli xx

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  74. Are there any BHAs that are NOT salicylic acid? I am prone to blackheads but terribly allergic to salicylic acid and asprin.

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  75. It's somewhat obvious that you love Duran Duran. Who are some of your other favorite musicians/bands?

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  76. Ok my question is, Should you in the morning, do your usual facial routine before or after blow drying your hair. I often wonder how much the bow dryer has an effect on your skin.

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  77. What's your astrological sign? The secret to not loose your sanity when you have 4 kids and a hubby? How do you deal when you have to face big audiences, as far as business. How can you get comfortable and not be stressed about it? I think I still didn't understand the concept with retinoid or retinol??? if I use P50, do I still need one of those? And finally, Thank you for existing and giving!!

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  78. I would love serum recommendations for the a.m. I am in my 40's

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  79. Hello Caroline! Love the blog - like everyone else here! :) My question is can you recommend a couple different moisturizers for sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin? My skin breaks out with pretty much any moisturizer I've tried, so I stopped using one a few weeks ago and it's really helped with the acne but my skin is feeling dry (weird for me) and I know it needs some moisture. Also, what are your thoughts on Differin (adapelene)?

    Huge thanks for all you do!

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  80. Could you recommend a good moisturiser for my skin? It's quite dry and since using dermalogica skin smooth it has made skin drier, flaky and prone to breakout. At the moment, I am only using an oil

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  81. Old and new acne scars on sensitive skin. Help me destroy them!!

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  82. Not sure if anyone has asked about this but I would like to hear your advice on sebaceous filaments (what most people mistake as blackheads), especially on the nose. How do we lessen the appearance of them if possible? Is there even a way we can get rid of them/lighten them?

    Also when you say take Omega 3 oils I think I read you mentioned you take nearly 10,000 mg, is this in total, or is it the EPA and DHA in total? I have noticed not all fish oils have the same amount.

    AND I read above someone mention that they would like to hear your mother skincare routine, I second that!

    Thank you and Im excited for the video!

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  83. When beginning a liquid exfoliant is dryness to be expected? If so, what kind of regimen do you recommend? Frequency of exfoliant? Can chemical exfoliation not be for some people?

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  84. The skin under my eyes looks fine until I apply my makeup (light liquid tint).. It then looks like I have flakes and weird wrinkles. My eye cream is the Indeed Eyesilix, which I like otherwise, and I seem to have the same problem with all the ones I try.
    Any super products you could suggest? ;)

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  85. Hi Caroline! What are the most common skincare mistakes people make? Any tips for mature skin? My poor mum doesn't know where to start. x thanks!

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  86. Hi Caroline!
    Do you think it is possible for people with rosacea to considerably reduce the redness or even make it disappear? Product recommendations or ingredients to look up for? Thank you! The struggle is real!

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  87. Have already commented but have thought of more questions.
    What is the difference of a serum and oil. Im 23 and I don't want to start with high-tech serums as I feel I can get away with something more targeted at hydration and nourishment. I feel and this is my opinion and too each there own but I think too many people around my age and younger are starting with high tech serums and treatments when I believe we would probably be better off just nourishing and protecting our skin and then later on go in with the tough guys. Again I could be wrong and would love to hear what you think about this. Would using Hydraluron before a good moisturizer be enough?
    And could I use a good nourishing oil in place of a serum? I am thinking a Sunday Riley oils (nourishing oils) or Tata harpers replenishing nutrient complex or beautifying face oil?

    Again I know each person is dealing with a different skin issue and every situation is different. Sorry for the long comment and the many questions.

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  88. Favorite and worst part of your job? Thanks :-)

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  89. Hello Mrs. Hirons,
    I truly enjoy reading your blog not just because I am finally learning about my skin issues and how to deal with them, but because your writing style is impeccable.
    Here is my question: You have said that you suffer from rosacea and dermatitis (at times). Besides using good skin care products and having a strong skin regimen, do you count on laser therapy, IPL, and other procedures to keep these skin conditions under control? (If this question is too personal, please do not answer it.) Would you recommend to people who suffer from these skin disorders to look into such procedures?
    Again, thank you for your lessons.

    Best,
    Greta

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  90. If I want to treat my dehydrated skin during the day at work, should I remove the bb cream (I use Bobbi Brown)? Or can I pat some hylaronic acid over it?

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  91. Hi Caroline,
    Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to pick your brain. I've newly discovered your blog/channel and it has already revolutionised my approach to skincare (turns out it wasn't even all that difficult) and already the changes are bringing a huge smile to my (newly smooth, healthier, glowing) face. As a 29yo Finn living in Australia having done a 5yr stint in the Middle East my sensitive/combo skin has been through the works. If only I'd found you sooner. Any advice on skincare for a typically-sauna-loving-Finn (yes I still insist on doing it despite living in Australia)? I use a flannel dunked in cold water to shield my face from the heat. Masks and creams just seem to sweat down into my eyeballs resulting in a sort of stingy/burney/blindey sort of vibe. Also, do you have any advice on finding a good facialist if you cant find anyone that comes recommended or that isn't attached to a high street brand? Scenario: You're in a new town and looking for a facial worth your hard-earned pennies - what do you do? And a cheeky third question: Threading as opposed to waxing for eyebrows. Rate it? You are a breath of fresh air in a sea of mind-numbing beauty fluff. Preach!

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  92. Hello Caroline myself and my face loves you. You've helped me so much. Do you have any thoughts on the Sisley black rose oil

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  93. I haven't come across too many posts about facial masks but would you discuss the different types (hydrating, exfoliating, etc.) and make any recommendations? Maybe a cheat sheet too? Also, any thoughts on the current Korean skincare routine craze?

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  94. Would you discuss the different types of facial masks and make any recommendations? How about a cheat sheet too? Also, any thoughts on the current Korean skin care routines?

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  95. Would you discuss the different types of facial masks and make any recommendations? How about a cheat sheet too? Also, any thoughts on the current Korean skin care routines?

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  96. Hello Lady H, i'm after an at home laser hair removal recommendation and unless it comes from you, it ain't happening! Cheers

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  97. How did you & Mr. Hirons meet??
    and what would your love advice be to your daughter, or your younger self? :)

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  98. HiHi! Products for extremely dry, sore lips.
    Ta for being awesome xx

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  99. Any thoughts on how to drag one's mother to 21st century skincare wise? Not kicking and screaming preferably, but I'll take whatever at this point.

    My mum finally realize that at 60 she might need to rely more than just good genes and Olay moisturiser. But no matter what, I couldnt even persuade her to cleanse properly (she didnt have a proper cleansing routine. Travesty!). Finally managed to get her to exfoliate, but I sense uphill battle introducing retinol...

    Any thoughts/ hypnotism method is greatly appreciated...

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  100. Hi Caroline,
    I have combination-dry sensitive skin. My cheeks flare up on exfoliation, so I usually stay away from it. But the nose needs a weekly cleansing because of blackheads. I have never used Alpha-H because I have supersensitive skin and I thought it would only aggravate the skin condition. Do you thing Alpha-H liquid gold will suit me?

    Love from India

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  101. How did you pinpoint your food allergies as related to your skin issues and what are you allergies?

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  102. Hello Caroline,

    Do you have any recommendations for how to deal with eczema on the face and body? Would you happen to know how to treat dry, flaky, and itchy eyelids? What to do about itchy skin in general? Could you please to a post/video/provide information about what to do on long haul flights (a basic routine to keep skin hydrated)? If you could have any other profession in the world what would it be? Can you speak any other languages?
    I absolutely adore your blog and youtube channel and I appreciate the time you take to help others navigate the world of skincare.

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  103. Hi Caroline,

    I seem to have a case of perioral dermatitis - love your cheat sheets, the description on that one is a perfect match. Planning on seeming my gp asap, but is there anything I can use on it? Until I figured out what it was and stopped putting anything in it (last night) everything - even creams that usually feel soothing - was burning (for the previous 24 hours or so).

    Any tips would be amazing.

    Thanks for the amazing blog!

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  104. Hello Caroline!

    Recently, I've been loving your blog and YouTube channel (so glad I've found them!) and I am trying to learn as much as I can.

    I have adult hormonal acne that just will not leave my face (no matter how unwelcome of a guest it is). I loved your video with Dr. Sam on the topic, and appreciated her product recommendations in terms of cleansers, anti-inflammatories, and retinoids, but as noted, they were not your recommendations. What would yours be? I'm tired of my skin being this way, it makes me sad thinking about it because it has been like this for so long!

    I need your help! Thank you :)

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  105. Sorry if this is a double post...I never come t and I think I did it wrong :/

    HI first off I love you and I do everything you suggest and my skin is so much better. I suffer from hormonal acne and skin texture issues. I also have like HUDGE puffy bags under my eyes that are a family trait. I am 30 with oily skin. If you have any reccomendations I'd be thrilled!!

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  106. Hi Caroline! I'm only just a year and a half into my 30s and suddenly am struggling with hormonal chin acne for the first time in my entire life. Everytime I get one painful lump settled, another pops up, and they seem to like the same placement, repeatedly cropping up on top of old spots.
    Can you please give me some product recs/tips to deal with this? How should I treat these so I don't end up with purple acne scars from these nasty chin volcanos?

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  107. My question is: if you have oily skin and care for it properly (ie moisturising, avoiding nasty foam etc) is it inevitable that you'll be quite shiny a lot of the time and have to fix it with make up? Or can this be avoided with the right skincare?

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  108. Hi Caroline, can you do a post about holiday skin care what products to take with you?

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  109. How to cure stubborn dry under eyes and the order of using Sunday Riley oils and good genes please!

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  110. I suffer from hyper pigmentation on my face (curse of growing up in Australia) and I don't know how to treat it. Can you suggest any products that will do this? I am often confused by the marketing and don't now what key words I should be looking for. Thanks Caroline! x

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  111. Desert island skincare routine - only 1 of each step... what would your products be?!

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  112. LIPS PRETTY PLEASE!! What products should we be using on our lips for anti-aging and moisture, moisture and more moisture!!

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  113. Where would you like to travel ?
    P.s.: i love your blog ! :)

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  114. Best treatments for acne scarring?

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  115. Hi Caroline,
    What is your stance on Botox and Fillers? When should one start considering them? To what extent do you think they are preventative? Any advice on how to look for practitioners? Any good products to use in conjunction with cosmetic procedures? How do you rate laser treatments like Fraxel/ Clear and Brilliant?
    Thank you :-)

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  117. Is it possible to get similar results for cystic chin acne with topical retinoids if you're not willing to go on oral isotretinoin?

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  118. Please Caroline can you suggest an eye product for sagging crepey eyelid, I am 44 and have neglected this area due to milia around eye if I use a eye cream, but I am paying the price now :( I alpha h eye gel & gale hayman eye lift gel currently but I need some serious results, Thanks for your blog.

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  119. Heya, my question is about male skin. My dad has developed rosacea on his face and the doctor puts it down to him getting older. Do you have any recommendations for older male skin and any steps he should take to deal with the rosacea?

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  120. Hi Caroline!
    First of all, thank you for a lovely blog and for you're clever humor!

    I have normal skin, but in the last year my skin has ben weary dehydrated. I follow your advice/routine and my skin has become much better. I'm looking for a new serum, night / day moisturizer wondering if you can recommend any brand and/or other products to me? My budget is between the middle and high price.

    I am 26 years old and dehydrating is my only problem, as well as to prevent damage from aging in the long run.

    Thank you agin for all that you give!
    /Vilja (Swedan)

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  121. You only have £100 to spend on skincare and makeup and you can't use anything else. What do you buy?

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  122. Updates on sunscreen, please? And some advice on underarm care? :)

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  123. Dearest Caroline
    Thank you for your sharing your beauty wise ways; I so appreciate your generosity with it all.
    My Q is about thread veins/broken capillaries (same thing?) on upper cheeks. I am 31, haven't done wheat, dairy, meat, refined sugars since my teens and don't smoke or drink. So don't think it's diet related... I grew up in the sun and have freckle/moley skin (use spf50 obvs). Maybe just genetic. I was also worried about skincare until your post on multi-skins this week (thank you). Love toning (p50w, pixi, first aid, Clinique mild) for my dehydration/reactiveness. Use the balm and oil cleansers on your list etc. Do you have any advice about preventing them and removing existing veins/capillaries? And also: moisturiser! (I know the oomf of serums are your focus but I think moisturiser is especially important for me (barrier?). And facials: love the idea of getting one but scared of my veins/sensitive skin. Any thoughts?
    Thank you again for everything, K x

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  124. Please could you recommend you favourite cruelty free products, especially for teenage, spotty skins. My 16 year old daughter is a vegetarian and also wants to only use cruelty free products. I know that some companies i.e Lush shout this from the rooftops, but others don't even show any logos/ info on the product bottles to tell you. I must admit the more info she tells me the more convinced I am that this is the way to go for beauty products.
    Thank you so much for all the information you give, I have gone from using simple soap and a flannel to using proper grown up skin products and loving it.

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  125. Hi Caroline
    I love your blog, your videos and basically everything you do. I'm 37 and have tiny fine lines on my forehead that I want to tackle. Can you please recommend a serum that won't bankrupt me? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy Zelens/Luna?

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  126. PS Thank you so much - love you!! xxx

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  127. One thing to help an 'unpredictable' 40+ skin (or lots of things if you have the mins!). 😁

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  128. Hi Caroline, I am desperate for your recommendations on products for Rosacea. Most of the products aimed at Rosacea contain essential oils especially rose which my skin does not tolerate well. My dermatologist recommended a "gentle" foaming wash which my skin does not do well with and a liquid paraffin moisturiser
    which does not do my acne favours. I would be so grateful to hear what you would recommend!
    Thank you!

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  129. I feel like this is SUCH a stupid question but how do you know what skin type you have? What are the signs for dry/oily etc. skin? Love love love your blog and videos! xxxxxx

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  130. If you had to pick your Top 5 favourite bloggers (apart from yourself of course) who would make your list??

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  131. Dear Caroline, my god, I'm so exciting to talk to you even in a comment. XD my skin is normal and tends to be dry in winter

    1, is acid toner suitable to use every night? Like the clsrins one I tried ages ago, it says use it 2 or 3 times a week, and it turns out I forget to use it, just gone through 1/3 of the bottle, totally wasted at the end because it's not supposed to use every night.

    2, is retinol able to reverse the sun damage? Say Sunday Riley luna, PC ect.

    3, layer two serums together, is it as effective as when I use them separately? And the sequence is light to heavy according to texture. Say, thin liquid to tacky to gel? Then moisture or over night mask on top.

    3, how often you suggest use acid peel mask, say ahpha h perfecting mask, Ren glycolic brightening mask, radical skin care instant mask (I have all of them), how do I arrange the frequency using them?

    4, do you suggest use different retinol product together, I mean retinol in serum and moisture, if they are not from the same brand. For safety issue, no?

    5, I have acid toner and a moisture toner, say lancome Tonique Confort ( my skin feels like drinking water in winter when use it, for dry skin) , I still can use them together or only pick one of them as I apply them using cotton pad as well, so apply twice?

    Thank you very much Caroline, love your sense of humour, always. Xxxxxx

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  132. 1. How to best use Neals Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm?

    2. Is it ok to use FAB pads with ole henrikson truth serum? If no, then why not?

    3. When are you making your own cleansing balm?

    Thank you x

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  133. An anti-aging skin routine. Well, OK - a good anti-aging serum/treatment and moisturiser. Thank you :) x

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  134. Also, please pretty please can we have more 'The Top 10'. Loved Acid Toners and Spritz Toners. Guessing your Cleanser: 2nd Cleanse/ Morning Cleanse review on YouTube recently was a kinda Top 10 too?.
    Thank you X

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  135. Hi Caroline - I found you a few weeks ago and I'm hooked! I love your sense of humour and the straight to the point no nonsense way you write - its so refreshing! I've started using a few of your favs that you recommend, Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner, Fab Beauty Pads, Serozinc and Hydrluron - my skin is improving daily, THANKU! I'm 31 with adult acne, oily skin and the beginnings of some wee wrinkles (smoker who wants to jump ship)

    I just wondered what your thoughts/opinions are on the No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced range? The serum, eye cream and moisturisers?

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  136. Dear Lady Hirons,

    Please can you recommend some good products for treating acne scars on non Caucasian skin tones?

    I'm Sri-Lankan in origin and the hormonal acne that I have had on my jawline and neck has vastly improved from topical antibiotics but when I do get the odd flare up my scars are quite dark and take forever to go.

    I use Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer in Sx12 to conceal my scars but if you could suggest anything to help speed up the healing process that would be great.

    I have tried amongst others much of the Clinique Even Better range and rosehip seed oil, Vitamin E oil etc.

    Thanks very much and I love reading your blog which I am new to.

    Best wishes
    Tamara

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  137. Dear Caroline, Have atopic eczema, and sometimes my skin becomes very itchy. What causes it, how how to treat it? Thank you, Helene

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  138. Hi Caroline, like others have said, you've completely changed the way I look at my skincare. To be brief, my question is how many acids are too much and how is best to use them. I rotate through Liquid Gold, Good Genes, and PTR Unwrinkle Peel Pads in the evening under an oil, and then use Ole Henrikson Vit C Truth Serum under my day moisturiser in the morning. Am I using too many different acids, is it the best practice to rotate them all, and can any be layered such as the Vit C over the acids? Thank you for taking the time to read! Xx

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  139. Being a rock n' roll chick my self, I'd like to know, which are your favourite artists/bands? X

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  140. Hi Caroline, please can you recommend products for sun damage/pigmentation? X

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  141. Hi Caroline, I don't think you've spoken too much about face masks. What are your favourites? How long should you typically leave them on? Are there any ingredients or types that are a no-no? Thanks!

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  142. What to do about broken capillaries on nostrils? Have only appeared in past few months. Age mid fifties.
    Oh please more advice for the oldies like me. Thanks Caroline

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  143. How many times a week can 25-30 yr olds use chemical peels? (10% glycolic acid)
    Are you providing consultations in person any time soon?

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  144. Are you providing consultations any time soon? How many times a week can a 26yr old use chemical peels (10% glycolic acid)?

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  145. Please discuss what retinols are recommended for beginners. Strength and what ingredients to look for. Budget options for 30+ would be especially appreciated. Thank you!

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  146. Elaborate on this "rolling" of the products situation. I purchased the skinceuticals sunscreen for this summer but am in need of a moisturizer to wear underneath it. Preferably one that will not cause the dreaded awful rolling!

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  147. How's your sugar withdrawal going? And can the use of jojoba oil of on your skin as a nightime moisturiser clog your pores?

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  148. How's your sugar withdrawal going? And can the use of jojoba oil of on your skin as a nightime moisturiser clog your pores?

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  149. Hi!
    How does a product get into your "Hall of Fame"?
    Will you do a Cheat Sheet on retinols?
    Will you tell me where a mask comes into the routine eg cleanse, Second cleanse (if necessary) mask (here?) cleanse again or straight into toner etc?
    Recommendations for 60 year old skin - products havent really touched said skin! Ever!!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge x

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  150. Hi sorry for the second post but I should have said can you recommend any fragrance free 'second cleanse' cleansers as opposed to make up removers :) thanks

    Can you recommend any fragrance free cleansers? I really struggle to find nourishing, fragrance free products for very dry, sensitive skin prone to excema and hormonal breakouts. Thank you x

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  152. Hi Caroline! What ingredients i should look for in a good serum for pigmented skin? X

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  153. Hi. :) Do you take any hair, skin and nail supplements? Do you think they work and are worth the money for an extra boost? Thanks.

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