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Mandelic acid : hyperpigmentation 2 days later
Look at all this peeling ! This is how I woke up ! I love The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA its highly effective for me . Make sure to moisturrize because this will leave your skin extremely dry if you don’t . I will repurchasing once this bottle is empty . Cost efficient and effective : MUST BUY SEE PREVIOUS POST
The Ordinary-Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
Hygge Hydra Clay mask ! 🤞🏾💕💜 why I love it?!
I love it because it’s not heavy for a clay mask . It’s refreshing . It smells good . Not to overpowering ! Very easy to wash off which is a plus . I leave it on for 15 minutes then I wash off . I use this when I want to remove all extra impurities deeply !! It detoxifies and replenishes the skin all in one ! When I use this my active pimples hurt less . Infused with soothing botanical extracts and bisabolol, this face mask was developed to help calm, so it’s gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin as well ! Don’t read “clay” and think it will dry you out . It’s not stripping at all . ￼￼HydraClay: Draws out impurities while delivering essential hydration. ￼￼Kaolin: Helps detoxify pores and draw out dirt, oil, and impurities. ￼￼Borage, Jojoba, Sunflower, Grape Seed, and Sweet Almond Oils: Aid in replenishing essential moisture and nourishing skin. ￼￼Chamomile Flower Extract: Calms and soothes skin. ￼￼Vitamin E: Refreshes and revives skin. Price $32
OLE HENRIKSEN-Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
THE ORDINARY:organic cold pressed rose hip oil
What does cold pressed mean ? Cold-pressed oils are oils made by first grinding nuts, seeds, fruits or vegetables (depending on the oil being made) into a paste. Then an oil stone or other tool is used to press the paste which forces the oil to separate. From a health perspective, cold pressed oil is the clear winner. Hot pressed oils undergo oxidisation, which can cause complications like cancer and inflammation. Moreover, a lot of healthy compounds are lost from the oils while hot pressing, whereas in cold pressing, all beneficial compounds are retained. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Rose hip oil products can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars. I can’t wait to use this tonight . As you know rose hip oil has many benefits . Reduces hyperpigmentation (my biggest concern ) Reduces inflammation and many other things as I’ve wrote about in previous posts.
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
🏷New Beauty BUY ; THE ORDINARY LACTIC ACID
Cherie made me do it . What can I say !?! Got my hands on a cult favorite The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA Once I’m done with my mandelic acid ( which I’m really in love with ) I’m going to see how my skin reacts to this acid . I’m on a hunt to find the perfect acid to remove my dark spots . What does lactic acid do for the skin ?? Read below ! ￼Lactic acid 🍼is specifically used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Other benefits of AHAs like lactic acid include improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance. However, unlike AHAs such as glycolic acid, lactic acid is a bit milder. ￼Lactic acid brightens, smooths, and evens skin, while also making it look firmer. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Let me know your experience with The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA !
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 5% + HA
🏷 FRIDAY NEW BEAUTY BUYS 💋
I’m so excited to have gotten my hands on these two little gems . dear, klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop I’ve read very good reviews on it . I also researched it before hand . Price $23 ￼Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, is a hypoallergenic vitamin c serum which can be easily used for the sensitive skin as well, formulated with 5% of pure vitamin C to treat dead skin cells, dull skin tone, and enlarged pores. I haven’t used it yet and I’m going to use it once I finish my OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum . Korean Beauty wins again. CLEO NOIR - The Twist-up Liner Not sure how this will be however it’s purple that’s why I had to try it . It was a bit costly . The price $18. Hopefully it’s not a blooper .
dear, klairs-Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop
🏷Cherie made me buy it 💋
I’ve read so many good things about ACURE - Brightening Cleansing Gel from all the beautiful gals on Cherie ! 🙂 I’ve read that a little goes a long way and I’m all for spending money wisely . I purchased this goodie today on this rainy day here in NY from Ulta for $10.88. Anything to spice up my life ! My treat for myself for today. Am I the only person that loves “treating “ themselves for no good reason lol ??? Suitable for all skin types . I smelled it and it had a lemon scent which I don’t mind . It’s rich in anti oxidants which you know our skin needs all the time ! I’m so excited to use it later tonight !
ACURE-Brightening Cleansing Gel
MAGIC IN A BOTTLE
For those of you that don’t know this is a strong chemical exfoliator and is not for sensitive skin. Why I Bought It: So I bought it because everyone said it would help with dark spots/hyperpigmentation, blackheads, acne, large pores, and dullness. Honesty I bought it because it sounded like magic in a bottle. And for $7.20 I was sold. My Experience: This was my first time trying a chemical exfoliator so I was scared at first but once I put it on it wasn’t that bad. It’s did feel a little warm on my skin but nothing bad. But I did get a little on my lips on accident and it felt like it burned them so ya don’t do that. Other than that it was an easy application and easy to wash off. Right after I washed it off my face was a little sensitive not that much. Is It Worth It?: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution In my opinion I would say this is definitely worth it and for the price it’s amazing. My face was SO soft after. My large pores seemed smaller. My blackheads were gone. My face didn’t seems dull anymore. It didn’t seem to do anything for my acne or my dark spots but I didn’t expect anything on the first try so we’ll see if anything changes after a month or so. My Advice: I’ve seen some people saying to use this twice a week but in my opinion that’s too much I would say start off using it once a week and if that’s to much then once every other week. Also after using this limit your sun exposure and use sunscreen because if you don’t you can make your skin worse.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Smile Lines Cure 👉🏾Results✨✨
I recently received a PR opportunity from Blumbody✨ About this CO: Founded by Veronica Sticlaru, this company is combating aging head on! They make products for smile lines, frown line, well any lines! This product: blumbody - Facial Patches Smile Wrinkle Remover Strips ￼No Harsh Chemicals ￼Prevents New Lines ￼Easy to Apply ￼Helps Train Skin (smile lines) You get 120 pads and they’re priced at $17 !😱 That’s honestly a great deal for the amount of time and usage. How to Use: You use them overnight or for 3 hours minimum. I applied mines overnight for three nights straight and they were so effective. At first I was confused on how these patches would help my smile lines but they’re virtually gone! I am so excited to have received an effective product from the company! I recommend also checking out their other options (chest pads, neck pads, frown line, mini face patches) APPLY TO DRY SKIN !
blumbody-Facial Patches Smile Wrinkle Remover Strips
Is one better than the other? Asian vs. Western
While Western skincare generally focuses on anti-aging, Korean Beauty is all about having a dialogue with your skin – listening to the skin's needs with a holistic approach. ￼￼￼Korean skincare is all about putting nutrients back into the skin. Korean skincare adopts a more gentle approach, with less of a focus on scrubs, retinols and harsh acids. Each product in a Korean beauty routine serves a specific purpose. ￼￼￼Western skincare has a much bigger emphasis on chemical exfoliation. ￼￼￼Western skincare generally has a focus on products that work fast to solve all your skincare woes. ￼￼￼I personally like a little bit of both . ￼￼￼Western products take a fast approach whereas Asian products take a slower, gentler approach. ￼￼￼Western products seem to really lead with the results the product will deliver, while Asian products will often lead with the ingredients included in the product. Here’s an example: Sunday Riley Good Genes* bottle states: “Deeply exfoliates for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of dark spots. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles.” Purito Centella Level Buffet Serum* states: “EWG Green Level Ingredients, Centella Asiatica Extract 49%, Palmitoyl Peptide Complex, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid and Madecassic Acid.” ￼￼￼Western products are marketed more by the results they can deliver and entice customers with the skin goals they will achieve if they use the product. ￼￼￼Another big difference is how you build your routine in Western or Asian skincare. We aren’t all doing the Clinique 3-step cleanse, toner and moisturize routine! But that is something very ingrained in Western skincare and many of us do still follow that type of philosophy. ￼￼￼Asian beauty has no problem encouraging you to use many, many products in your routines. Because it’s pretty well accepted that consumers are going to be building routines out of many products, brands formulate their products accordingly. You will see that Asian products don’t claim too much from one product. ￼￼￼There can be a really big difference in the price of Western and Asian skincare. That is actually one of the biggest reasons I personally choose the majority of my routines to come from Asian beauty products. Asian beauty is often much less expensive than Western skincare. ￼￼￼First is that the Asian market is light years ahead of the Western market when it comes to skincare research and technology. We all know that the most innovative research is coming out of Asia, and the West is catching up, but it’s been a slow process. ￼￼￼I would also point out that Western skincare often has elaborate marketing plans that cost a lot of money, and that is often reflected in the price of the products. Asian products certainly do spend a lot on marketing, but, especially with the Asian Beauty boom of about 2010-2012, many brands relied more on word of mouth and influencer marketing to get their products to an international audience.
🌟Surprise! It’s a GIVEAWAY 🏷 New Beauty Buys
**GIVEAWAY** Surprise! We're giving FIVE (5) lucky winners a bundle of NEW beauty products that launched just last month! This beauty bundle includes: GLOW RECIPE - Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum Lorac Mini Pro Palette in Sparkling LORAC - Mini PRO Palette Sparkling TOWER 28 - ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss Rare Beauty - Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight Here's how to win: 1) Cheers this post 👏🏽 2)Post into this week’s trending topic 🏷 New Beauty Buys from today (10/12) to Sunday (10/18) That's it! Winners will be chosen next Monday 10/19 and contacted directly here on the cherie app. Keep reading to learn more about this week's trending topic and giveaway rules! New season, new beauty products! Have you picked up any products lately that you are loving, and want to rave about? Or did they disappoint you? Share your newest beauty purchase and tell us your thoughts! Swipe to see cherie’s questions and let us know in the trending topic tag 🏷 New Beauty Buys Disclaimer: Must be 18+ years of age to enter, open to US residents only. Giveaway will begin 10/12/2020 at 12 PM PST and close on 10/18/2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced the following day on 10/19/2020. Winners will be chosen at random & will be notified for further information shortly after selection. Winners must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. If failure to respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
LORAC-Mini PRO Palette Sparkling
Double cleansing for oily & acne-prone skin
✨Affordable and effective double cleansing routine for oily and acne-prone skin✨ Let’s talk double cleansing today. Throughout the day, your skin accumulates dirt, debris, and impurities from your environment. For those with oily and combination skin, we naturally secrete high amounts of sebum, an oily and waxy substance that’s produced by our body’s sebaceous gland, throughout the day that coats our skin in an oily film which can clog our pores and lead to acne. This leads me to why it’s important to double cleanse at the end of the day. Double cleansing is a two step process that utilizes an oil and water based cleanser to effectively remove all forms of impurities. It’s especially important if you wear makeup and sunscreen because if left on the skin, it can be a breeding ground for acne causing bacteria. ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm - a cleansing balm that utilizes 3% oat kernel oil and 1% colloidal oatmeal to provide a soothing cleanse that will remove all makeup and excess oil without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier. You can apply this on dry or wet skin. I prefer dry. Take your time to melt and massage this thoroughly into the skin. It does leave a film post cleanse but that disappears once you go in with your 2nd step cleanser. This is so affordable at only 10$ for 5oz. ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser - a water based gel cleanser that’s formulated with 2% salicylic acid and zinc compound to gently exfoliate and unclog pores. Great acid cleanser that can be used daily without leaving your skin dry and stripped. It’s my go to cleanser to help reduce the amount of breakouts I get. This is great for the body as well if you get breakouts there. Another affordable option at only 10$ for 5oz. Not everyone may need to double cleanse but it’s an essential part of my routine in order to ensure that I start my routine off with a clean slate. This also allows the active ingredients in my products to absorb and work better. Plus it feels so relaxing and therapeutic which is why I always look forward to it at the end of the day even when I’m dead tired. Do you double cleanse? What are your go to products for it?
THE inkey LIST-Oat Cleansing Balm
Skincare Ingredients to mix and not to mix!!
RETINOL: It's one of the most revered skincare ingredients that dermatologists love to recommend. Also known as vitamin A, what makes retinol so great is that it promotes skin cell turnover, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, dark spots, and acne. The only catch? Retinol can be extremely irritating. ￼ ￼Do Mix: Retinol with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides as well as SPF. - Make sure to moisturize; humectant ingredients like hyaluronic acid can draw and hold water molecules to the surface layers of your skin, while oil-based emollient ingredients help seal in moisture." It's also important to keep in mind that retinol can make you more sensitive to the sun. ￼ ￼Don't Mix: Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, and AHA/BHA acids. -AHA and BHA acids are exfoliating, which can dry out skin and cause further irritation if your skincare routine already includes retinol.As for benzoyl peroxide and retinol, they cancel each other out. It is not recommended to use benzoyl peroxide and retinoids together as they can literally cancel each other out rendering them less effective. Finally, because vitamin C protects skin from environmental aggressors and retinol repairs and rebuilds skin, they're best used at opposite times of the day. VITAMIN C Vitamin C protects the skin from oxidative free radical damage and works best in the morning," says Dr. Marchbein. This ingredient also brightens the skin and can even lighten dark spots. ￼Do Mix: Vitamin C with antioxidants and SPF. - When vitamin C is used with other antioxidants like vitamin E, it can boost results and efficiency. The same goes for wearing vitamin C under sunscreen. "Vitamin C serums should always be layered under sunscreen because they compliment one another and will protect skin against UV damage," explains Dr. Marchbein. ￼Don't Mix: Vitamin C with retinol. - In contrast to vitamin C, retinol and retinoids build collagen and help repair the skin, so they're best used overnight. Since vitamin C thrives in the daytime, it's best to keep these ingredients separate from each other because they have such different functions. AHA/BHA ACIDS Salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids are all effective exfoliants that can improve skin texture, tone, and in the case of SA, treat acne. That being said, all three of these acids can dehydrate and irritate skin. The bottom line: When using products with AHA or BHA acids, follow up with a hydrating product. ￼Do Mix: AHA/BHA acids with moisturizing ingredients and SPF. Moisturizing after applying AHA and BHA is extremely important so as to limit irritation. Look for ceramides, petrolatum, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to hydrate and soothe skin," says Dr. Marchbein. Using a product that combines multiple low-level AHA and BHA acids can be an extremely effective way to exfoliate and unclog pores. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.instyle.com/beauty/mixing-skincare-ingredients%3famp=true