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Hey Babes! 👋🏼 I have been using the 🍉 pūrlisse - Watermelon Aqua Balm
Cherie Beauty Expert
Lightweight creams & gels
Watermelon in skincare
May 21, 2020
Hello hydration! A review of my moisturizers.
My skin type is dry, and I live in Southern California, where the air is often really dry. But, I think hydration is important, regardless of skin type. I try to emphasize hydration every day, and have used a few products that I thought I'd review. Let me know your thoughts! Day Time 111SKIN - Y Theorem Day Cream Light Nac Y2 My newest addition. Nice, medium-weight texture. Neutral smelll, feels hydrating. pūrlisse - Watermelon Aqua Balm Loved at first, before I had tried many other products. Has a nice watermelon smell. But the texture is definitely a little "balmy", and doesn't sink into your skin very quickly. it Cosmetics - Confidence in A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer "Weightless" is definitely correct - The texture is super light and slight. Good for when you don't need anything too heavy, or if you don't have very dry skin. Day or Night AVEDA - Botanical kinetics hydrating lotion I've had a giant bottle of this for a while now. Great medium-weight, trusty moisturizer that I use when I run out of others or just want something that I know will work. Good for all skin types. Night Time LANEIGE - Water Bank Moisture Cream Heavier cream, almost lotion-like texture. Great for drier nights. dr botanicals - Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask Almost a lotion texture, but whipped up and aerated slightly. Nice smell and feeling. Label says to keep refrigerated for best results, use within 3 months, and use every few days. SUNDAY RILEY - Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream Not sure how I feel about this one. It looks like custard and smells like play-dough, but I've noticed that Sunday Riley products often have a bit of a smell, due to the ingredients and that SR doesn't use fragrance to cover it up (which is good!). I'm hesitant to use this cream all over my face, as its a bit thick and heavy. Instead, I use it more as an anti-wrinkle cream on my forehead. PureHeals - Ginseng Berry 80 Overnight Mask One of the only products I've repurchased. Great texture - almost gel-like, goes on easy but is still substantial and feels very hydrating. Smell is also great.
Best summer moisturizer launch 2020
“An oil-free, silicone-free daily moisturizer that delivers a lightweight, lasting hydration while helping to clear pores and reduce shine” performance | .9 star | would totally give this a full star, but on Sephora and Farmacy website says it reduces shine, I didn’t experience that. It’s not like it made my face shinier, wasn’t a matte finish like most oil-free products, but I actually liked that about it (just sticking to my review scale of “does it do what is says it’s going to do) texture | full star | literally one of the best textures! Thicc gel yet lightweight and melts right into the skin. the moisturizer itself is that unique green color and I am in love scent | full star | low key kinda reminds me of citronella, but in a good way. Like just smells super citrusy and refreshing but the scent doesn’t linger, no chemical or artificial smells of any sort packaging | .9 star | recyclable glass jar, not sure about the lid, but can def repurpose that with the cute design. Wish the verbiage on the label was a little easier to read ingredients | .75 star | I try to stay away when the list of ingredients is almost the size of text book, nothing too concerning in here though. Would love to see the plant based ingredients come from organic sources. Love that it’s silicone free! value | full star | honestly $38 might seem steep, but this is soooo worth it. On the lower side of cost comparable to most moisturizers in its category and a little goes a long way with this one. def a fave of mine & highly recommend for all skin types during summer Total 5.55 out of 6 stars
FARMACY-Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya
Gel moisturizer for oily skin
⭐️ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐️ ByWishtrend, Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream ($17-20, YesStyle, Amazon, brand website) ——————— ⇛Beauty (⭐️⭐️⭐️): This is a lovely gel cream that is perfect for very oily skin and #pinkwednesday . It moisturizes lightly without irritation, and has LHA and PHA for gentle exfoliation (good for sensitive skin). The star ingredient is hibiscus flower extract, which is really high in antioxidants. There is no fragrance, and it sinks into the skin really well and quickly. It layers well over actives, and does not pill. For me, this is a daytime or summer moisturizer, I need a bit more moisturize at night and during the winter, and prefer to use my actives separately. It’s a great buy under $20 if you have really oily skin, need a gently exfoliating moisturizer, and want something simple at a great price. Personally, it’s not right for me. I also wish this was in a squeeze tube, It would help control the amount of product your fingers pick up when you dip them into the pot. ——————— ⇛Business (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, cruelty-free): I like ByWishtrend’s no-frills, no-nonsense approach to marketing and skincare. Products are straightforward, reasonably priced, and deliver on promises. I would totally recommend ByWishtrend and it’s sister brands to anyone new to KBeauty, most products are also gender neutral and not fragranced, so it is easy to gift. You can now find this and their sister brands at lots of retailers, and they recently relaunched the US website and have released more products. I’m looking forward to new releases in the next year. ——————— I paid a trial fee of $3.99 to try this product through @0.8l_usa and @wishtrend
Soothing Skin Relief 💚
ELEMIS - Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice Hydrates, Soothes, Balances This moisture-quenching, Prebiotic gel moisturizer is formulated with soothing Biotransformed Cica to drench the skin in juicy hydration, leaving your complexion feeling calm, cool and refreshed! 💦 Full of Aloe Vera & Cucumber extract give a cooling hydration Cica helps calm the skin - one of my most favorite ingredients in skincare You can use this both morning and night. Just a pea size covers so well. I like to add it after cleansing and adding any thin serums, this comes next. (Thin to thick rule 😉) This is a great option to have on hand if your skin gets irritated! Cost: $48 Would I repurchase? No. For $48 it’s just out of my comfort range as a “skin calming and cooling product.” If I’m going to spend close to $50 I want a product that’s going to help with my current skin needs (retinol, aha/bha’s, vitamin C). *product received in my monthly BoxyCharm box (no longer subscribed) #CherieCreator
ELEMIS-Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice
Priming Moisturizer Dupes??
GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer Key ingredients: Macadamia Seed Oil, Shea Butter, and a naturally derived silicone alternative. Scent: Price point: $14 for 1.7 oz Experience: The ingredients work together to nourish, smooth and plump, and to protect the skin for environmental factors. This moisturizing primer is more heavy and does take some time for it to sink in. It spreads very easily over the skin so you only need a little bit. This does hydrate my skin like a normal moisturizer, but haven’t noticed any special primer effects. It layers well with sunscreen and other skincare products. My makeup applies smoothly over it. My makeup still looks nice by the end of the day and doesn’t look dry, cakey, or oily. . FIRST AID BEAUTY - Limited Edition Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer Key ingredients: Coconut water (helps hydrate and support skin), Quinoa Protein (helps protect, nurture, and support the skin barrier), and Mineral Blend (helps support skin barrier). Scent: Coconut/Summery Price point: $29 for 1.7 oz Experience: This product has a slight tint to it that helps even out the skin tone without being too much. It’s not enough to count as any coverage but it’s a nice base for a foundation. It gives a slight glow, but it’s not greasy or too much for my combo oily skin. It sinks in quickly and doesn’t feel heavy. I use it as the name states, as both my moisturizer and primer, so it is definitely handy whenever I’m in a rush. It wears well throughout the day and my makeup still looks nice by the end of the day. I’ve been using this during the spring, but I can imagine this would be perfect for any season because it’s the perfect amount of moisture/hydration without being too much for my skin (might not be good for dry skin during the winter though). . Overall: For the experience, I prefer the FAB since it smells so good and provides a really good amount of hydration. I don’t really notice priming effects from either because I can still see my pores around my nose after my makeup, but that doesn’t bother me. I’ve been starting to use primers less and just use moisturizers, so it’s been fun comparing these! Overall though, I prefer the Good Molecules one because the pump style packaging is so convenient when I’m getting ready in the morning (versus the squeeze tube of the FAB). The difference in moisturizing properties doesn’t bother me that much either because my skin isn’t dry normally. The wait time of having to let this dry down isn’t terrible because I can just brush my teeth and get dressed or do other things before I put my sunscreen on. The price difference is also really nice because the GM one is half the price of the FAB one, so I’d rather save in this area!
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Limited Edition Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
#Laneigegiftedme their LANEIGE - Water Bank Moisture Cream via @octoly. The moisture cream is a rich whipped consistency that applies to the skin very easily. The major ingredient as the name suggests is water. The newest formulation contains ‘green mineral water’ for extra hydration. Other ingredients include squalene and hyaluronic acid. Once applied, the cream leaves your skin extremely tacky. The next day, you can still feel the cream sitting on top of the skin. My skin has definitely been hydrated but I don’t like the feeling of my face being sticky and the cream feels like it doesn’t fully absorb. The cream has a beautiful scent, but it’s really strong. Fragrance is about half way down the ingredient list. Sephora lists this as a lightweight cream for normal to dry but I consider this to be a heavier formulation that is best for dry skin types. The packaging is luxurious and heavy. For my normal skin, this is an adequate moisturizer for the winter months. Overall I have enjoyed trying out this product but I don’t know how often I’ll reach for this. The fragrance is overwhelming and the feel of my skin after applying are two things I didn’t enjoy. There are silicones in this formulation so keep that in mind if you have acne prone skin. It has a mid price point at $38. This is on trend with other moisturizers sold at Sephora. Very little product is needed for adequate application.
LANEIGE-Water Bank Moisture Cream
Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème From marc jacobs - A multitasking moisturizer, with powerful pineapple enzymes and encapsulated sodium hyaluronate, that provides deep hydration and rexturizing results for a glowing, makeup-ready canvas. This multitasking moisturizer has the perfect combination of moisturizing and retexturizing results. This is the perfect before makeup moisturizer. It has dimethicone which helps even out my texture (a lot of primers have this). It is quite dewy so those with oily skin might not like. It feels and looks like custard. A little dab covers my face and neck. And I love the tropical smell. Not overpowering. Formulated without: • Parabens • Pthalates • SLS & SLES • Sulfates • Formaldehydes • Mineral Oil • Retinyl Palmitate • Hydroquinone
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY-Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturizer
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