DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer
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Take a peek inside my Skin Cabinets
Since my husband decided to use the guest bath I have claimed both cabinets....and all my products still don’t fit in them!! I’ll share my bathroom sink area in another post, along with my mini fridge and backup shelf. My fingers are tired from tagging all the products right now 🙈 Let me know if there are any you’re curious about. I believe most products you can find already reviewed on my page. But if there is one not posted about, let me know and I’d be happy to share my thoughts with you. Some of my must haves are: Farmacy Beauty- Honeymoon Glow, Better Daze Ahead & Cheer Up Indie Lee - CO-Q10 Toner and & Brightening Wash Medik8- Crystal Retinal & HYDR8 + B5 Caudalie - Radiance Serum Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Youth to The People - Superberry Mask, Energy Facial The Ordinary- Niacinamide & Hyaluronic & the Facial Peel Elemis - Suerfood Mask Many of these have been repurchases. If a product is sitting out on my counter or in my cabinets, I’m enjoying using them. I have baskets of products that didn’t work so well for me but I keep them for friends to try or to create fun texture art. It’s taken me at least an entire year to gain the collection I have. I had subscribed to many subscription boxes so a good majority of products came to me that way. I haven’t received PR in a long time and the few items I did receive were from some small companies. I don’t mind receiving PR/gifts I just am very picky about what I will use so sometimes the offers don’t jive with them. Let’s see your skincare cabinet ☺️ @CreateOnCherie @CheriePick
Sustainable Brand Spotlight: Earth Harbor✨
My first Texture Tuesday✨ I just received my Pearlesque box and honestly, I’m in heaven! I’ve been trying out these Earth Harbor products for about a week now, so I’m gonna wait little longer before I give a full review, but so far the Aura Eye Creme is definitely my favorite. It had such a smooth, velvety texture which is great for the under eye area. I have dark, hereditary under eye circles which I don’t think this product can fix, but I do have high hopes for what it can do. I already love this brand because of their dedication to sustainability and the preservation of marine life, so I’m really excited to see how their products work on my skin. I’ll update in a few weeks with my thoughts! EARTH HARBOR - AQUA AURA Reparative Eye Creme EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer EARTH HARBOR - HELIOS Anti-Pollution Youth Ampoule
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Skin Journey Progress
I still have some acne here and there, but overall my skin has been more clear. My freckles are lightening, partly because it’s fall, and partly because of the vitamin c serum, and the AHA/BHA serum. I do have larger pores, but some of the “pores” it shows are freckles. I don’t love the dark circles. I have a new eye cream to try once I’m finished up the one I have. I think the wrinkles and fine lines look good. I’m 39, so I’m not expecting miracles. I’m integrating the EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Cremeinto my routine. I’m using it on days where I don’t use the daily resurfacing peel from Beauty Counter, since the siren silk has sea retinol. This is my first experience with any type of retinol, so I’m excited to see how my skin does. I think it’s purging a bit right now since I have some extra pimples on my cheeks. The second photo is me with light coverage makeup. Don’t mind my hair in that photo. I was just letting it air dry. My current routine: Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Transformative Cleansing Oil Beauty Counter Coco Cream Cleanser Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Pomegranate Day Cream Beauty Counter Vitamin C serum Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Pomegranate Day Cream (Daytime, or at night when using the AHA/BHA resurfacing peel) Mad Hippie - Facial SPF, 30+ UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme(on none resurfacing peel days) grace & stella - Hyaluronic Acid Serum (on none resurfacing peel days) Feedback on my routine is welcome!
My Current HG Moisturizers!
Here are my two favorite moisturizers, one perfect for the AM and one I love using at night! I love the CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide because it is lightweight and perfect for my morning routine! It also does instantly brighten my skin which I love in the morning! The EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme is a great PM moisturizer as it is a little thicker and contains sea retinol! The texture of this one is so unique as it’s more whipped and feels so refreshing on my skin! Let me know what your favorite moisturizers are!
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Youth to the People dreams ☁️🌈
Me: DRY skin in winter (combo in summer), very sensitive/reactive/allergic, currently acne prone, also have a nose that is very picky about scents Onto my next bunch of brand minis, I tried the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - With Pride Minis Kit Overall excellent kit for the price, all good products worth trying, and generously sized minis! Least Favorite: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial This one was just kind of anticlimactic for me. It smelled nice, it worked fine, it didn’t bother my skin, but I also didnt see much of a difference? Overall good physical exfoliator, but maybe physical exfoliators just arent for me. The next physical exfoliant I’m trying is the GOOD MOLECULES - Pineapple Exfoliating Powder Second Place: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I liked this cleanser. As a dry skin person I was SURE this would be too stripping, but actually it wasnt too bad! I am definitely more of a creamy cleanser person, but I can see myself loving this in summer. I like the ingredients, and i like the green juice smell. Overall ~4.5 stars. My next “green juice” cleanser to try is the Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser The Absolute Best 😍😍😍: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask literally a dream. Hydrated and glowy and smooth and so much more. I’m realizing that it is quite hard to get both hydrated AND glowing. This smells delicious and makes my face feel like a baby’s butt in the morning. Absolutely 10 stars all around. I’m trying out another vitamin c sleeping mask (KORRES - Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial) but honestly, I dont even know why because i should just take the plunge and buy the jumbo size of this dream mask ☁️🌈 How do you feel about YTTP? I’m curious to try the moisturizers. I love the green smell but I’m guessing the superfood air whip moisturizer will be too light for me. Any dry folks who have tried both? Also need to try the superberry oil, especially if it smells like the mask! Also, which of their two eye creams would you recommend trying? Leave it in the comments!
Lit From Within Glowwww✨😍
I recently started using these 4 products for almost 2 weeks now & I’m never turning back!!! •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask •Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid I have never had such a consistent glow to my skin since starting these! I get complimented daily! I love these products so much. The two Youth To The People creams absorb so quickly & don’t leave it feeling like you have all this junk on your face either. My previous moisturizer would always pill up once I went to put anything else on my face & these don’t do that! The Glossier serum is also extremely light & doesn’t clog pores which is something I was worried about initially. It comes out in this pinkish color but it doesn’t turn your skin any other, it just gives you a dewy look. & the Youth To The People serum is amazing of course! It literally gives me this glow like no other! A little bit goes a very long way, as with most of their products. Now I just need to clear up the little bit of texture I have left in my chin! I blame it on the fact that I went out quite a bit the last week (church, grocery shopping, random errands) & of course wore a mask the whole time! Resulting in some maskne 😢 But that is just temporary! As is every blemish! I definitely recommend trying these products guys! They are HOLY GRAILS if there ever was one! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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YTTP Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream Review
[PRODUCT REVIEW] Moisturizer YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream ￼Vegan ￼Cruelty free ￼Gluten free What it is: A lightweight gel-cream with Kale extracts (phytonutrients, vitamin C/E/K), green tea extracts (antioxidants) and hyaluronic acid. It claims to help fight free radicals and also replenish and support healthy skin barrier. $48/60mL (2 oz). Texture: Lightweight gel cream. Not greasy. Absorbs fast. Smells light and refreshing. My experience: It was one of my favorite moisturizers back when my skin was more oily and I didn’t have to deal with NYC winter nor staying inside with heat blowing on my face 24/7. That being said, I still like it a lot. I love the texture and the scent. It helps with my redness too. I think it’ll be a great summer moisturizer for me (mid 20s, combination textbook skin). But right now, it doesn’t lock in as much moisture as I need it to.
These are my empty moisturizers! 😩 I love these products dearly. They’re all lightweight in texture yet super hydrating 🤍 @freshbeauty Lotus youth preserve moisturizer- this moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and it helps prevents signs of visible aging. fresh - Lotus Anti- Aging Daily Moisturizer 🤍 @youthtothepeople superfood air-whip moisture cream- I’m definitely getting this in it’s bigger size. You all know #yttp delivers all the time and this moisturizer is no exception. This moisturizer is packed with antioxidants-rich superfood such as kale, hyaluronic acid and green tea. It is said to help fight free radicals while replenishing and supporting the skin barrier function and its also great for every skin type 😍 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💙 @belifcanada true cream- You all know how I feel about this cream. I love how it leaves my skin supple, smooth and deeply nourished. Great for all skin types belif - The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb 💚 @farmacybeauty Daily Greens gel moisturizer- this is definitely getting repurchased. This is an oil free moisturizer that delivers lasting hydration while clearing pores and reducing shine. This moisturizer is great for combination and oily skin.FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya
This madhippie Cream Cleanser is my current favorite cream cleansers! It has ingredients such as jojoba oil, orchid extract, macadamia oil, sodium hyaluronate, algae extract, sesame oil, green tea, chea butter and sodium PCA - all are mostly for hydrating and moisturizing. Ideally, this is best for dry skin but my oily skin enjoys it. Felt weird at first because its light creamy texture and I was always used to foam, oil and gel. This is perfect as a morning or a second cleanser. I really like how it smells and feels after wash. Then I got excited about their Mad Hippie Eye Cream because the ingredients sound amazing - it has Matrixyl Synthe '6 (skin rejuvenating benefits), Regu-age and Syne-eye (peptides that improve issues on the eye area), Chamomile Extract, Pomegranate, Vitamin C, B3 and E, Wheat Protein, Argan Oil, White tea, and Ceramides. So here's me thinking what could go wrong? As soon as I applied it on my orbital bone, it stung and it just didn't feel right. However, I tried it again after a few weeks and it didn't sting anymore but up to this day I stopped using it because I've accepted that it isn't for me. It's not as hydrating and I even got white little bumps. I might use it for my neck instead.
Mad Hippie-Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser
Here’s a round up of a few K Beauty things I’ve been playing with... . ▪️Skin Food Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Toner—A creamy almost emulsion more than toner with propolis, royal jelly, honey, lactobacillus & yeast. I love that it’s not heavily scented but I’m not a huge emulsion style fan so I wasn’t into it ▪️Whamisa Organic Deep Rich Toner—Love this thicker hydrating essence style toner. Aloe, galactomyces, oat kernel, avocado oil, glycerin, peony and broccoli to name a few. This stuff is amazing. This is not my first bottle. Hall of fame ▪️CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser—Jelly gel style simple gentle cleanser with a low pH. It’s affordable and a pretty good one. Non-drying and fragrance free. I would totally repurchase ▪️Klairs Supple Preparation Toner—Aloe, sodium hyaluronate, gotu kola, beta-glucan, panthenol & purslane. I liked this one. Got some EOs but they do have a fragrance free version as well ▪️Manyo Factory Galactomyces Special Treatment Essence Cream Rich—I love this brand. They’re pretty clean for k beauty and have a really good range. Easily one of my fav k beauty brands. This cream was so lush I loved it. Sadly it’s taken off the site so it’s either gone or being reformulated. I order direct from their website as they have the full range ▪️CosRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask—I wanted to love this. It’s a gel with propolis (87% antibacterial & anti-inflammatory), sodium hyaluronate & adenosine. It’s light so it’s not the most hydrating sleeping mask I’d probably just use a propolis serum instead and get the same effect ▪️IUINK Centella Calming Gel Cream—A gel cream with soothing gotu kola water & tea tree water. It’s fragrance free which I love. It’s nice and I’ll use it up but I think I’ll just go serum route next time for my gotu kola. Personal preference is all ▪️IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Sleeping Mask—A bit thicker and more of a creamy gel than the CosRX with propolis (16%), sea buckthorn fruit (8%), gotu kola (5%), niacinimide, beta glucan & purslane. This one is more hydrating. Has a bit of that silicone texture. It’s was OK but not my favorite sleeping mask ever
COSRX- Ultimate Moisturizing Honey, Overnight Mask
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MAY COOP - Raw Sauce is a cult classic essence... for a good reason. This is the first essence I ever purchased and I haven’t felt the need to try any others! This product is made with 93% acer maple sap and it claims to be a toner, emulsion, and serum all at once. A lot of people also say that it aids the absorption of products that you put on afterwards, so I’ve been using it before my serums to help those absorb better. I’m in love with this product. First of all, the frosted glass packaging is beautiful and I feel fancy every time I pick up the bottle. I used to not think essences were necessary, and while I’m sure some people’s routines are perfectly fine without them, I don’t think I’ll be without this bad boy again. My skin looks so PLUMP and GLOWY after using this! I love that it gives me an extra layer of moisture underneath my serums and moisturizer. As you can see, I love it enough to repurchase—this is actually the mini size, which is around $10-11 on Amazon. I’ve been using my cash back points from my amazon card to get one every time I run out, so it feels like it’s free 😂 So I would definitely say it’s worth the money.
MAY COOP-Raw Sauce
SK-II Essence Dupe!
I was gifted this MISSHA essence and I absolutely loved it! (It’s supposedly a dupe for the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence) It’s very hydrating and it’s consistency is just like water. It feels nice when I apply it right after my shower followed with my other skincare products. ✨ Product Highlights ✨ + Affordable (~$30 on Amazon!) + A lot of product + Non-irritating (for me at least) + Hydrating! + No fragrance ✨ How I apply (it is the first step in my skincare routine AM & PM!) + Pour directly in the palm of my hand + Pat between my two palms + Pat lightly on my face! *Since it has a watery consistency, it’s a bit difficult to apply with just your hands so use a cotton pad!
MISSHA-Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist
FARMACY - Deep Sweep Reallllly loving this @farmacybeauty BHA toner so far! I wondered how it would compare with the PC BHA toner, because I really like that one, but this has exceeded by expectations 👍🏽 - this is an alcohol free toner that gently exfoliates, cleans pores, and controls oil. My skincare instantly feels refreshed and clean after using this. it is made specifically for combination and oily skin tones, so if this is you, I highly recommend giving this a try! 💚
As a longtime K-beauty fan, and Laneige Sleeping Mask addict, you can imagine how excited I was to try their Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer! Since moving to a dryer climate hydrating toners have become a staple in my routine and I’d heard great things about this one in particular. Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is a 2-in-1 formula that preps and softens like a toner and moisturizes like a cream for maximum hydration benefits in one simple step. The standout ingredient in this formula is White Leaf Tea Water, the leaves of which are harvested once a year and grown in the shade, meaning more amino acids to strengthen the skin barrier, moisturize, and soothe skin. To apply I cleanse, use my standard calming or exfoliating toner, then I use this more like an essence, pouring a few drops of product into hands and pressing gently into skin until absorbed. While I did expect it to have more of a lotion-like consistency, this is more of a milky toner that manages to be both rich in moisture and lightweight. It does have a bit of slip to it but absorbs quickly into the skin for me and although I do still need to follow with a moisturizer I find it to be soothing and relieve that dry, tight feeling very quickly. It also seems to play well with all products and layers well under makeup. For those prone to dryness, dullness, and uneven texture the Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is a great hydration toner option and is available at Sephora in both a 5.0 oz/ 150 mL for $33.00 and a 1.6 oz/ 50 mL for $15.00. LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
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