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Personal Shopper: Skincare help for Fiona

September 23, 2010
By Outblush
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Fiona R. wrote, "Hello Outblush! I have been a huge fan for a long time now and I am coming you to for help. For years I have been testing different skin care products without much success. I'm 25 with combination skin that is very prone to breakouts. I would love to be able to find a cleanser, day moisture with SPF, concealer, foundation, basically anything that won't break out my skin. I live in Toronto, Canada with lots of access to many different stores. I really appreciate your help! Thanks!" Fiona, Janetor here, and I have the same problems - adult acne-prone skin that's oily AND dry at the same time, but that's also very very very sensitive and reacts strongly to a lot of products. The biggest thing that has made a difference for me, personally, is a Clarisonic Mia skin brush. It really deep cleans and exfoliates, but does so gently, and makes the rest of your skincare work more effectively. Also, don't be afraid to take advantage of a store's return policy! Sephora is especially great about this - if you don't like it, return it and try something until you find what works. 1 - Philosophy Completely Clear Skin System ($35) 2 - Neutrogena Oil-Free Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment ($8) 3 - Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 ($9) 4 - Murad Live Clear Acne Complex Starter Kit ($33) 5 - Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Kit ($33) 6 - Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar ($5) 8 - Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup ($25) 9 - Bare EscentualsRareMinerals Blemish Therapy ($28) 10 - Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15 ($35) 11 - Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System ($149) P.S. Any Outblush readers have skincare product or makeup recommendations for Fiona? Let her know in the comments! Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!

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