Merry Cherie Giveaway x DermDoctor
Cherie and I have teamed up again for an amazing holiday skincare giveaway. I ran a poll on my Instagram account asking what product my followers would love to have. Overwhelmingly, people chose the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Vitamin C and I’m thrilled that we were able to include it in this routine! Head over to my Instagram account @doctorly or Cherie’s Instagram account @cherie for a chance to win this entire routine! SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
Dec. 10, 2020
Personayes. hey Dr. Shah! Found your originally on TikTok which told me to go onto your IG, and a giveaway told me to go on this Cherie. the products on giveaways is amazing bombs. I have some of the brands but not those products, yet.
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Your face will thank you when you’re 35
I have no doubt you have already heard about the most amazing SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum !!! I started to use this last year in October and wanted to give it some time to see a difference in my face. This is by far the most expensive product I have ever bought and was for sure hesitant to purchase it or no. I decided to go ahead and buy it and have no regrets. Will purchase again and again. This is really the holy grail. Your face will thank you when you’re 35. What did I notice in my face personally? Over the summer I get dark spots on my crow’s feet. Upon starting to this vitamin C I have noticed my skin has gotten brighter now and the dark spots are disappearing. Don’t want to forget to mention that I used before the La roche pose vitamin C but did not see any difference in my face. Highly recommend this product for everyday use in the morning and please follow with your choice of sun cream... 😘SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
Ingredients to Build your Routine Around
I am 35 years old with two kids. I have dry / normal skin. My top concerns are fine lines & wrinkles, preventing aging, dullness, and dark circles. When I started my skincare routine, all I knew was that I started to notice fine lines & wrinkles and wanted to buy new products for “anti-aging”. After a lot of research, here are my Top 5 Ingredients with proven benefits for 30s Skin: 1. Retinol Retinol is a powerhouse for wrinkles. It is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A. It alters the behaviour of aged skin cells. It smooths skin texture, enhances radiance and treats aging. Retinol can be irritating to skin, so build up your tolerance gradually starting with a lower percentage and only 1-2 days per week. DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Murad - Ready, Radiant, Retinol SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.3 SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil If you need an alternative to retinol because you have sensitive skin or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, bakuchiol is a good plant-based all natural alternative to retinol or rosehip oil is high in Vitamin A. HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 2. Vitamin C A potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthier collagen production. It neutralizes free radical damage and great for AM routine. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Time to Wake Up Duo SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum 3. Exfoliate / AHAs Exfoliation is about boosting cell turnover. You should do it twice a week. Use different acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid. Build up a tolerance. You can use toners, serums, or creams. Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum 4. Peptides Peptides preserve and boost collagen production. Peptides are short chain amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins such as collagen. It improves the appearance of firmness and wrinkles. Extensive research supports that peptides improve skin function and appearance. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides PAULA'S CHOICE - Peptide Booster 5. Hydration In your 30s your skin tends to get dehydrated. Hydration will plump up skin. Add a hydrating toner, facial spray, hyaluronic acid serum. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 **BONUS** SPF Never forget you sunscreen ☀️
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AM ➡️ PM
Hi lovelies 💕 Here is what I’ve been using for the past few months and I just want to say - a very simple routine goes a long way. Cleanser: your skin should feel clean after you wash your face, but it shouldn’t feel ‘squeaky’. I think there are no need to use cleanser with active ingredients and acids as they strip your skin of your natural oils & pretty much leave your skin irritated. Gentle cleanser works best for me. I normally cleanse 1 time in the morning, and 2 times at night. Serum: I always apply serums while my skin is still wet. I don’t dry my face with a towel all the way, better yet, let your skin dry on its own and apply your serums while the skin it a bit wet. I warm up my serum in my hands for 2 seconds before I apply it to my face. This specific serum from Vichy is great, and it is safe to use on your eyes so I apply it everywhere. Moisturizer: something I did not know when I was younger - no matter what your skin type is, moisturize. Find a moisturizer that works for you and apply it every.single.day. I had a bit of an oily skin growing up and thought a moisturizer would make it more oily and would clog pores, so I skipped that step completely. After trying a bunch of creams/moisturizers/lotions, I am now using the most simple one you can find in any store, and it does it’s job perfectly for me and does not clog my precious pores. I highly recommend a simple moisturizer during the day, no active ingredients needed. SPF: simply a must. Don’t skip it. I wear SPF even when I’m at home as the sun could still get it. Another mistake that I made when I was younger is not wearing SPF which made my PIH worse. I use this ultra light SPF which is non-comedogenic and creates a very good base for makeup. This combo of lotion + SPF is my favourite as they feel light on the skin and they don’t ‘roll’ on the surface. PM: this is where these active ingredients come in handy. Choosing your night treatment is very important as this is when you can address what concerns you the most and the treatment will soak right into your skin and will sit there overnight while you sleep 😴 making your $ count as PM treatments get pricey and you want to get the most of using them. My concerns are PIH and dark spots, niacinimide works very well for me. This very simple PM lotion from Cerave is very effective if you struggle from PIH, I highly recommend it 👍🏼 Don’t forget to drop your suggestions for me in the comments ❤️
Worth the hype? Best hyaluronic serum?
VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum It seems that everyone has been raving about this product and rightfully so. It is light weight and can easily incorporate into your day/ night skincare routine. This serum’s base is mineral rich volcanic water—89% to be exact, and contains “15 skin-loving minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese that work to moisturize skin, re-balance its pH, and protect against pollutants.” — Vichy Another bragging point, is that this product contains only 11 ingredients — clean, allergy tested, dermatologist tested , and Vegan. We all know what an amazing ingredient hyaluronic acid is for our skin—plumps and retain moisture. And this product does just that. It’s so simple and I would definitely recommend this for friends that have very sensitive skin. The only set back about this brand (in general) is that I’m not 100% sure of their cruelty free status. According to their site they do not test on animals but it seems that they currently sell/ market their products in China — which requires animal testing. Maybe this is old news? And if not, hopefully one day that’ll change. So I use it and love it with hesitation and I’m not sure if I would repurchase after I finish the bottle. Maybe I’ll change my mind- who knows. If that (cruelty-free status) is not a factor when you buy/ use cosmetics than go for it! It is $30 and it’s super accessible- available on Ulta*, CVS, Walgreens, Vichy.com, Skinstore.com. If you find yourself on a budget, get it at CVS. There’s always a sale and of course coupons. ** Ulta has them in 3 sizes. Here are some hyaluronic acid serums that are confirmed 🐰cruelty-free: THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Please share your favorites below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
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FULL Gentle Hydrating Skincare Routine
This has kind of been the theme of my entire Cherie page since its creation, but I’ve been needing to really hydrate my skin more since the weather’s become colder. Having rosacea means I always need to do extra research on the products I try. So after some experimenting, trying a LOT of new products, and deciding to stick to some old favorites, this is the routine I’ve come up with for myself: AM Routine Cleanser - Inkey Oat Cleansing Balm: A recent switch for the winter. Leaves my skin feeling nourished and hydrated, but doesn’t tackle my acne very effectively. Might switch back to my old cleanser (Cosrx Good Morning Gel) and just use this when my skin is feeling tight/for double cleansing. Toner - FAB Wild Oat Ultra Hydrating Toner: Another recent switch. This toner is so hydrating that I don’t need to use hydrating masks or overnight creams as frequently as I used to and it’s very calming. Serum - Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum: This is definitely worth the hype. My skin has been noticeably smooth since using it. Spot Treatment - TULA Go Away Acne: Uses benzoyl peroxide to work on acne which can interfere with rosacea, so I don’t use this on my cheeks but it works well in other areas. Not a repurchase for me. Eye Cream - Cetaphil Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum: I said recently that eye cream doesn’t work for me, but I’m starting to get wrinkles under my eyes and thought it was important to kick up the hydration and attention. This one is quite gentle and pretty affordable. Moisturizer - CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion: Undefeated! If I need some extra hydration I’ll add a couple drops of Leo Oil and mix on my hand using my ring finger. Sunscreen - EltaMD SPF 46 on days with no makeup or ILIA Serum Skin Tint: Both are mineral sunscreens and unscented with protection in the 40s. PM Routine Cleanser - The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm: ...and I’ll double cleanse with my old Cosrx Good Morning Gel if I wore makeup that day. Toner - FAB Wild Oat Ultra Hydrating Toner Serum - Paula’s Choice CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant or 10% Azelaic Acid Booster: I like to alternate between these two serums. The BHA (salicylic acid) targets pores and redness. The Azelaic Acid Boost contains salicylic acid too, but is more effective at targeting rosacea specifically. Eye Cream - Veriphy 20/20 Eye Cream: Received this as a gift and I actually really like it! Contains ingredients like peptides, niacinamide, and cucumber extract. But it’s wildly expensive and I won’t be able to repurchase. Moisturizer - CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion + Astrologiens Leo Oil: At night I always combine these two if I’m not using my Naturium Sleeping Cream (2 pumps + 2 drops). I have individual reviews on a number of these products, so if you’re interested in learning more about something feel free to check those posts out or just ask a question here :) Most of these products are generally rosacea and sensitive skin safe. I have type 1 rosacea for reference.
Unpopular Opinion 🤷🏽♀️
I received this sunscreen absolutely free from Elta MD so thank you guys y’all are lovely for doing such awesome Giveaways. Now as for my thoughts. I was so excited to try this; it has amazing reviews and it has niacinamide in it so what’s not to love? Right? Wrong! This sunscreen pilled up so bad on my face. No matter what I put under it or didn’t put under it. Even upon reapplication it still pilled up. Now when I used this on my hands and body it was completely fine; no pilling. Just on my face did I have the issue. So I gave this to my mom to see if she has better success with it. If not it was a great hand and body sunscreen for me. It does go on white (when I saw the name I thought it would actually be clear, but no. The clear in the name refers to its skin clearing ingredients.) however, it works in without too much effort and didn’t sting around my eyes. I think this is in fact a great sunscreen it just didn’t work at all for me and my face. So I will move on to my next sunscreen.
Wearing SPF everyday is so important, but finding the right one can sometimes be a challenge. I’ve been using the same SPF for a couple of years and decided that it was time to try something new. — Solara creates products that help shield the skin from the sun, as well as digital and environmental pollution using natural ingredients and remains 100% transparent on their labels. I chose 3 products from their range and have been using them religiously, as I’ve been spending a ton of time in the sun this summer. — First up, Time Traveler, a lightweight moisturizer with zinc oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 for the face. As this is a mineral sunscreen, it does take some work to blend into the skin, but once it absorbs it isn’t sticky or heavy. I haven’t tried it under a full face of makeup, but it does play nice with lightweight foundations. I’ve been ride or die for my holy grail SPF, so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. — Glow Getter is a mineral sunscreen for face and body with SPF 30. Along with sun protection, it also tones and illuminates the skin with subtle light-reflecting mineral particles. I’ve used this primarily on the body and love how it leaves my skin sparkling. It feels lightweight and hydrating. I do wish that it came in a larger tube though. I found that I needed a decent amount of product to cover my entire body (on beach/pool days) and I’m going through the bottle quickly. — The JuiceBoost Serum contains a cocktail of two stable forms of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental stressors. I haven’t been using this long enough for a full report, but I can tell you that the light gel formula absorbs in seconds and feels absolutely lovely. I’m a huge fan of the travel-friendly packaging. More on this soon!
Pre-Gym Morning Skincare: Anti-Redness Routine!
Before I go to the gym, I try to keep it as simple as possible! But some mornings, I need to deviate from the moisturizer+sunscreen formula to add in some extra soothing ingredients for my sensitive combination skin. My skin is acne prone, so I layer lightweight serums to get the job done: • NIOD - Modulating Glucosides utilizes a variety of nerd-worthy ingredients, that would take an entire post to list off and describe, to soothe skin from the inside-out, minimizing redness that stems from irritation. It has a uniquely plopping texture that manages to be entirely a serum yet have a creamy consistency. A good moisture boost without causing shininess. • PAULA'S CHOICE - CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk is a delightfully milky, lightweight serum that soaks in quickly for a dose of moisturizing oils, hydrating humectants, and soothing CBD and centella asiatica extract amongst a variety of antioxidants. Always fantastic to apply the morning after tret! • PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 is my hands-down favourite sunscreen. It doesn’t last through sweating, so I‘d only use it pre-workout if you workout inside and plan on reapplying sunscreen after! It is extremely lightweight, closer to a watery serum than a traditional liquid sunscreen! It soaks in quickly, offering intense hydration and soothing power thanks to a bunch of antioxidants, including two green tea extracts and vitamin e.
PAULA'S CHOICE-CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
WHAT IS A CARBOXY CO2 MASK? ☁️
It is a new anti-aging skin correcting technology. Activating bubbles are absorbed into the skin without injection to increase oxygen and the skins ability to assimilate necessary nutrients and eliminate destructive toxins. ☁️CO2 Carboxy therapy helps boost skin’s metabolism and natural production of oxygen providing deep down hydration. Skin looks dramatically brighter, fresher, even-toned, less-lined and supple after first use. Also effective for bruise, swell and acne treatment. ☁️CO2 promotes the rise of Oxygen (O2) supply which is critical for cell metabolism. When CO2 is produced between the gel and the mask, the gel preserves and transfers it to the skin. ☁️When the skin absorbs CO2, it starts physiological reactions that enhance the skin condition. After one treatment you will see immediate results in skin tone, smoothing of fine wrinkles and extremely soft skin.
Today is warm again with heat index it's supposed to be around 100. This isn't my ideal weather but I'm glad to have some products that I've been using with this warmer weather here. These products are from the brand the skin house & coxir. First product is their marine serum. This hydrating serum is lightweight on the skin and has a light scent to it which I don't mind, it actually feels so nice and luxurious on the skin. The next product is the Vita C bright toner. This toner is nice it does have a strong citrus scent to it. But again I don't mind the scent. It has niacinamide in it which I love on my skin. It's a very refreshing toner to use. The last product is my favorite the UV protection sunblock spf 50 + pa +++. This sunscreen is so nice, it has a really light formula to it and doesn't pill on the skin over my skincare like other sunscreens have been doing to me. Protects the skin of sunlight types A and B. It has a light scent to it, nothing that is overly strong or overwhelming. It's a great sunscreen especially when I know I'm going to be outside because it has a high spf in it. Its such a great sunscreen and I'm so pleased with it.
coxir-Vita C Bright Toner 150ml
Best Sunscreen: Innisfree, 3W Clinic, Vaseline?
I have combination skin that tends to develop dark spots. I also suffer from dullness, so I always try my best to make my skin as bright as possible. Obviously, this also means using sunscreen whenever I’m outside. I’ve tried out three different sunscreens so far and here are my thoughts about them! The first one I want to talk about is Vaseline - Healthy White SPF 30 PA++ Serum which is technically a body serum but is also used as a sunscreen. It has SPF30 PA+++ and promises “flawless skin all over”. What I like the most about it is that it has a water-based formulation that is very lightweight and non-greasy. In fact, I don’t really feel anything when I have this on my face, which is a major plus. Lastly, I bought this for only $3 for 70ml, a really affordable price for a good product. The second one I tried is 3W CLINIC - Intensive UV Sunblock Cream It has SPF 50 PA++++, almost twice as much as Vaseline’s. It contains aloe extract and arbutin, two ingredients that can soothe and brighten tired skin. The formulation is also non-greasy, although if you compare it to Vaseline’s, it’s a lot heavier and you can definitely feel it on your skin. I also had to use powder more often with this on since it triggered my oily areas. This is also fairly cheap at $6 for 70ml. The third one, and the one I’m currently using now, is innisfree - Innisfree Intensive Long Lasting Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ This is actually one of three variants, the other two being Intensive Triple Care and Intensive Anti-Pollution. I chose this variant because I’m not a fan of re-application, if I have to reapply something I’d probably just forget it. Similar to 3W Clinic’s, it also has SPF 50+ PA++++. It’s not as lightweight as Vaseline’s but it’s definitely less sticky than 3W Clinic’s. It also doesn’t make me oily. Sadly, it’s the most expensive of the three, costing me roughly $13 for 50ml. If I were to rank these three, I’d say Innisfree goes first, followed by Vaseline, then 3W Clinic. That said, I still actually use all three! I use Vaseline on my body since it’s really cheap. Innisfree is the best but it’s quite expensive, so I only reserve it on days that I want to use makeup. If I’m just going to the beach or if I’m planning to play sports, I use 3W Clinic instead. What about you, what’s your favorite sunscreen? Have you tried any of these options? Let me know in the comments below!
Vaseline-Healthy White SPF 30 PA++ Serum
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