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Dry Weather Serum: CBD + Cica + Oils
Dry Weather Serum: CBD + Cica + Oils
With autumn in full-swing and winter ahead of us northern hemisphere folks, dry weather is sure to come for many. Heaven-sent for those with oily skin, but those of us with combo, normal, or dry skin may be dreading the change of humidity and the accompanying change in skin calmness/water content. My sensitive, combo skin gets dry and red in the winter, so I’ve been loading up on soothing and hydrating serums, including one I enjoyed in early spring- PAULA'S CHOICE - CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk The CBD Milk from PC is a silky, surprisingly thin serum that spreads easily and soaks in quickly to nourish skin with a variety of humectants and emollients while CBD (100mg), centella asiatica extract, phospholipids, vitamin E, and a variety of non-fragrant plant oils soothe and calm skin. I love this serum for how easily it calms any redness in my skin and makes my skin *feel* less irritated, perfect for lightweight moisture and soothing power in the autumn and winter. $49 for 30mL is steep, but with how easily triggered my eczema is when my skin is dry, it’s a good investment that keeps my skin chill! #CheriePartner
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CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
PAULA'S CHOICE-CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
My Latest Favourites!
My Latest Favourites!
I have sensitive combo skin and a love of skincare that surpasses the amount of skin I have- I love trying new products! I’ve been testing some newer serums, typically applied thinnest to thickest after I cleanse and before a moisturizer. Here are my current favourites: • *HOLI FROG - Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop is amazing for general hydration, though I love to see the antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory Azelaic Acid in it! A slew of antioxidants like CoQ10, azelaic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, honeysuckle flower extract, green tea leaf extract, and vitamin E make this a powerhouse for fighting environmental aggressors that agitate/age skin! But $52 USD is steep for 30mL, so I’m not sure this is “worth the money” for most folks. • NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% is fantastic and I recommend it to those that struggle with dehydration or want an extra boost of hydration with autumn/winter coming along! It’s incredibly lightweight, perfect for patting onto damp skin post-cleanse and before other serums. $16 USD for 170mL is perfect, making this humectant-packed serum 100% worth it imo. • NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% costs $20 USD for 30mL and I can’t recommend it enough for those that suffer from uneven skin tone, melasma, and/or hyperpigmentation! Alpha arbutin is molecularly similar to hydroquinone and works similarly, interrupting melanin synthesis to lighten dark spots and even skin tone. Naturium formulates it alongside niacinamide (great for soothing skin) and a variety of humectants. I love alpha arbutin for fading my dark spots. • Apostrophe - 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion | ★★★★★ is formulated around the gold-star ingredient for anti-aging: prescription retinoid! They include some simple emollients to create a spreadable lotion, as well as niacinamide, a wonderfully multifaceted ingredient that helps with acne, skin tone, and oil production. This silky serum-lotion is amazing- little to no irritation as my skin adjusted to tret, reduction in acne (before COVID maskne and stress hit), and a noticeable smoothing of the few fine lines that had been growing on my forehead and around my mouth. It costs $90 to fill my prescription but the tube has lasted me since June 1st (using it three times per week) and while it’s feeling very light, it’s still pumping out product. Apostrophe cites the bottle as lasting about 3 months with nightly use, making the cost for their recommended use $30 per month- not bad for zero insurance prescription retinoid access! • *By Wishtrend - Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule is an interesting serum that targets inflammation, irritation, and dehydration. Polyphenols and the variety of extracts included help to minimize redness as well as lessen the intensity of inflammatory acne. $32 USD for 30mL makes this a small splurge but I think it could benefit those with sensitive and/or dry skin. *gifted #CheriePartner
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Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%
NATURIUM-Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%
Two Simple Maskne Fixes!
Two Simple Maskne Fixes!
My sensitive, combination skin + wearing a mask for a couple hours = breakouts and peeling. No fun, least of all for my jaw and cheekbones where the suffering is focused. Maskne is typically going to be caused by one or more of the following- with each I’ve included some fixes that have helped tons for me and that I would recommend for anyone that can’t seem to kick maskne to the curb. • Friction: Applying an occlusive on the skin where your mask frequently rubs can reduce peeling/irritation there. It also prevents that skin from becoming dry as easily. My favourite occlusive is CeraVe - Healing Ointment because it’s a heavy-duty balm that really protects my skin. However, oily-skinned folks may prefer the less thick LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm , which is more of a thick lotion. • Heat: If you can, try to take small breaks in a bathroom or your car to have your mask off. Apply a hydrating mist during these small breaks, to cool and hydrate the skin- or even just a splash of water in the bathroom can help! • Clogged Pores: If you can afford it, keep multiple masks in your arsenal and rotate between them, washing them at least once a week to prevent bacteria/skin cell build-up in the inside of the mask. As well, be sure you’re including an exfoliant in your routine at least once or twice a week- I love and swear by the ultra-lightweight but incredibly hydrating PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator , but those with more sensitive skin may prefer a wash-off treatment like CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin . Dry-skinned folks (or sensitive skinned folks that react badly to salicylic acid, such as those with rosacea) may prefer a gentle PHA-containing product that offers the exfoliation of AHA without as much of the irritation risk- like THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner , which is incredibly hydrating. As well, be sure you’re not overexfoliation, as that can lead to irritation that exacerbates acne! #CheriePartner
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Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
I have sensitive, combination skin with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, and hormonal acne, which led me to reach out to Apostrophe to see an online dermatologist. I was prescribed tretinoin, which doubles as both a stellar topical treatment for acne and the gold standard in anti-aging! To go along with my retinoid, my derm suggested simple products that center on hydration and respecting the skin barrier, plus avoiding skin triggers like fragrance and essential oils. They worked wonderfully for me and I experienced a lessening of acne and PIH, until stress and COVID mask-wearing got in the way. But I’ve noticed over the last 4.5 months that the few fine lines plaguing my forehead/mouth have all but disappeared, with blemishes resolving more quickly than they had previously. I’d definitely recommend these products for those that want to keep their skincare as simple (but effective) as possible and/or those that have “tried it all”! • Gentle Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser and CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser are fantastic cleansers! Harsh surfactants can remove not only the day’s grime and makeup, but they can easily strip your skin of skin-friendly lipids that nourish your skin barrier. Respect your skin barrier by utilizing gentle surfactants and humectants. • Prescription Retinoid: Apostrophe 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion ★★★★★ is absolutely wonderful for topically treating acne and/or preventing signs of aging. It’s not harsh at all when used 1-3 times per week, my skin easily adjusting with minimal peeling/irritation. Tretinoin is a retinoid, increasing cellular turnover and reducing sebum production, while niacinamide at 4-5% has been shown to not only reduce sebum production but also reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts. • Simple Moisturizer: You can’t go wrong with a simple, nourishing moisturizer after a retinoid! CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is fantastic, starring humectants like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate alongside skin barrier-supporting ceramides and cholesterol. The inclusion of niacinamide makes it additionally soothing! I also love stratia - Liquid Gold and NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream • Occlusive Balm: CeraVe - Healing Ointment is the key to my zero-peeling tretinoin journey! Using this as a spot treatment kept my skin delightfully soft and moisturized, as occlusives form “breathable seals” to hold in water. • Sunscreen: Just use sunscreen. Every day, reapplied every two hours. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is the one my derm recommended and I love it- check out PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block for an affordable substitute! #CheriePartner
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Comfy Water Sun Block
PURITO-Comfy Water Sun Block
These Are *NOT* “Dupes”!
These Are *NOT* “Dupes”!
I love saving money, but the idea that a product is a “duplicate” if it contains a similar active is misleading. Influencers use the word “dupe” as clickbait, trying to use the consumer’s desire to save money to fuel engagement rates- it feels shady and part of why I never call a product a “dupe”. These two have been popping up more and more together, so let’s check it out. THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer • Price: $14.99 USD per 50mL • Texture: Rich, Silky, Creamy. Better for drier skin. • Review: 2% Royal Epigen P5 and a 1% peptide blend comprise the “active” portion of this moisturizer. Two hydrating peptide complexes, Acetyl Hexapeptide-37 and Pentapeptide-48, make up the 1% peptide blend, including amino acids Arginine, Glutamic Acid, Leucine, Serine, Threonine, Alanine, Proline, and Glycine. Royal Epigen P5 is a synthetic peptide that the producing company claims imitates the regenerative quality of royalactin in royal jelly- they also claim that it can smooth skin texture and even skin tone, but I can’t locate any of the clinical studies they reference so I don’t give a whole lot of credence to those claims. Regardless, peptides as a whole are hydrating and skin-replenishing, making this a wonderful moisturizer for dry, irritated, or dehydrated skin, especially at the cost! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream • Price: $68 USD per 50mL • Texture: Bouncy, Silky, Gel-Like. Better for oilier skin. • Review: sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Acetyl Glutamine, and multiple fatty acids make this a lengthy INCI list with serious skin-replenishing qualities. Some of the peptides used are growth factors and one is a copper peptide, increasing the wound healing and collagen synthesis, with some personal testimony here of increased smoothness and blemish healing when used consistently. It’s a well-rounded INCI list, making the price tag less painful. Similarities between the two include air-right packaging and the fact that they include peptides, humectants, and emollients. Many products can say the same as far as the general ingredients go, yet there is a reason Protini is the iconic protein product many folks turn to: it’s stacked! If you’re looking to include peptides in your routine, the Inkey List’s Peptide Moisturizer is a wonderfully affordable way to do so, but there are in no way duplicates of one another. The copper peptides alone are a wonderful addition that differentiates the two, as well as the variety of inactive ingredients included in Protini that earn it its cult status. They’re both good and both serve similar goals, but saying they’re the same is an appallingly generalized statement. #CheriePartner
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Peptide Moisturizer
THE inkey LIST-Peptide Moisturizer
Why Buy Tinted Moisturizer When You Can Make It?
Why Buy Tinted Moisturizer When You Can Make It?
Between an oil-based cleanser, water-based cleanser, acid exfoliant, retinoid, sunscreen, and moisturizer, the idea of investing in tinted moisturizer isn’t enticing. Especially when I already open both a moisturizer and foundation! So why not make my own tinted moisturizer? The Ordinary sent me a variety of their newly released foundations to try and while I love their Serum Foundation, the fuller coverage version wasn’t a fit for my sheer preference: perfect for repurposing! Step 1: Scoop out a dollop of your daily moisturizer. You don’t need much, about a dime or nickel size is usually more than enough for me when I use the spreadable and lightweight (but deeply hydrating) NATURIUM - Niacinamide Gel Cream 5% . Step 2: Dispense drop(s) of foundation onto moisturizer in palm. The amount used will vary depending on your coverage preference and the pigmentation of your foundation, but 1-2 drops is my sweet spot. I used a half-pump of The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 for the demonstration, to show how easy it is to get a rich pigment with a moisturizer! Step 3: Mix them together. I use a fingertip to mix them, being sure to carefully blend the products thoroughly so that there isn’t any patchiness. Step 4: Pat on your DIY tinted moisturizer! I find patting reduces the likelihood of pilling- some moisturizers may play better with some foundations, depending on a variety of factors like thickness and base (silicone, oil, water). #CheriePartner
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Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
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Dry Weather Serum: CBD + Cica + Oils
Dry Weather Serum: CBD + Cica + Oils
With autumn in full-swing and winter ahead of us northern hemisphere folks, dry weather is sure to come for many. Heaven-sent for those with oily skin, but those of us with combo, normal, or dry skin may be dreading the change of humidity and the accompanying change in skin calmness/water content. My sensitive, combo skin gets dry and red in the winter, so I’ve been loading up on soothing and hydrating serums, including one I enjoyed in early spring- PAULA'S CHOICE - CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk The CBD Milk from PC is a silky, surprisingly thin serum that spreads easily and soaks in quickly to nourish skin with a variety of humectants and emollients while CBD (100mg), centella asiatica extract, phospholipids, vitamin E, and a variety of non-fragrant plant oils soothe and calm skin. I love this serum for how easily it calms any redness in my skin and makes my skin *feel* less irritated, perfect for lightweight moisture and soothing power in the autumn and winter. $49 for 30mL is steep, but with how easily triggered my eczema is when my skin is dry, it’s a good investment that keeps my skin chill! #CheriePartner
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CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
PAULA'S CHOICE-CBD Skin Transformative Treatment Milk
My Latest Favourites!
My Latest Favourites!
I have sensitive combo skin and a love of skincare that surpasses the amount of skin I have- I love trying new products! I’ve been testing some newer serums, typically applied thinnest to thickest after I cleanse and before a moisturizer. Here are my current favourites: • *HOLI FROG - Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop is amazing for general hydration, though I love to see the antimicrobial/anti-inflammatory Azelaic Acid in it! A slew of antioxidants like CoQ10, azelaic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, honeysuckle flower extract, green tea leaf extract, and vitamin E make this a powerhouse for fighting environmental aggressors that agitate/age skin! But $52 USD is steep for 30mL, so I’m not sure this is “worth the money” for most folks. • NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% is fantastic and I recommend it to those that struggle with dehydration or want an extra boost of hydration with autumn/winter coming along! It’s incredibly lightweight, perfect for patting onto damp skin post-cleanse and before other serums. $16 USD for 170mL is perfect, making this humectant-packed serum 100% worth it imo. • NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% costs $20 USD for 30mL and I can’t recommend it enough for those that suffer from uneven skin tone, melasma, and/or hyperpigmentation! Alpha arbutin is molecularly similar to hydroquinone and works similarly, interrupting melanin synthesis to lighten dark spots and even skin tone. Naturium formulates it alongside niacinamide (great for soothing skin) and a variety of humectants. I love alpha arbutin for fading my dark spots. • Apostrophe - 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion | ★★★★★ is formulated around the gold-star ingredient for anti-aging: prescription retinoid! They include some simple emollients to create a spreadable lotion, as well as niacinamide, a wonderfully multifaceted ingredient that helps with acne, skin tone, and oil production. This silky serum-lotion is amazing- little to no irritation as my skin adjusted to tret, reduction in acne (before COVID maskne and stress hit), and a noticeable smoothing of the few fine lines that had been growing on my forehead and around my mouth. It costs $90 to fill my prescription but the tube has lasted me since June 1st (using it three times per week) and while it’s feeling very light, it’s still pumping out product. Apostrophe cites the bottle as lasting about 3 months with nightly use, making the cost for their recommended use $30 per month- not bad for zero insurance prescription retinoid access! • *By Wishtrend - Polyphenols in Propolis 15% Ampoule is an interesting serum that targets inflammation, irritation, and dehydration. Polyphenols and the variety of extracts included help to minimize redness as well as lessen the intensity of inflammatory acne. $32 USD for 30mL makes this a small splurge but I think it could benefit those with sensitive and/or dry skin. *gifted #CheriePartner
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Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%
NATURIUM-Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%
Two Simple Maskne Fixes!
Two Simple Maskne Fixes!
My sensitive, combination skin + wearing a mask for a couple hours = breakouts and peeling. No fun, least of all for my jaw and cheekbones where the suffering is focused. Maskne is typically going to be caused by one or more of the following- with each I’ve included some fixes that have helped tons for me and that I would recommend for anyone that can’t seem to kick maskne to the curb. • Friction: Applying an occlusive on the skin where your mask frequently rubs can reduce peeling/irritation there. It also prevents that skin from becoming dry as easily. My favourite occlusive is CeraVe - Healing Ointment because it’s a heavy-duty balm that really protects my skin. However, oily-skinned folks may prefer the less thick LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm , which is more of a thick lotion. • Heat: If you can, try to take small breaks in a bathroom or your car to have your mask off. Apply a hydrating mist during these small breaks, to cool and hydrate the skin- or even just a splash of water in the bathroom can help! • Clogged Pores: If you can afford it, keep multiple masks in your arsenal and rotate between them, washing them at least once a week to prevent bacteria/skin cell build-up in the inside of the mask. As well, be sure you’re including an exfoliant in your routine at least once or twice a week- I love and swear by the ultra-lightweight but incredibly hydrating PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator , but those with more sensitive skin may prefer a wash-off treatment like CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin . Dry-skinned folks (or sensitive skinned folks that react badly to salicylic acid, such as those with rosacea) may prefer a gentle PHA-containing product that offers the exfoliation of AHA without as much of the irritation risk- like THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner , which is incredibly hydrating. As well, be sure you’re not overexfoliation, as that can lead to irritation that exacerbates acne! #CheriePartner
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Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
Derm-Approved Routine for Acne and/or Aging!
I have sensitive, combination skin with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, and hormonal acne, which led me to reach out to Apostrophe to see an online dermatologist. I was prescribed tretinoin, which doubles as both a stellar topical treatment for acne and the gold standard in anti-aging! To go along with my retinoid, my derm suggested simple products that center on hydration and respecting the skin barrier, plus avoiding skin triggers like fragrance and essential oils. They worked wonderfully for me and I experienced a lessening of acne and PIH, until stress and COVID mask-wearing got in the way. But I’ve noticed over the last 4.5 months that the few fine lines plaguing my forehead/mouth have all but disappeared, with blemishes resolving more quickly than they had previously. I’d definitely recommend these products for those that want to keep their skincare as simple (but effective) as possible and/or those that have “tried it all”! • Gentle Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser and CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser are fantastic cleansers! Harsh surfactants can remove not only the day’s grime and makeup, but they can easily strip your skin of skin-friendly lipids that nourish your skin barrier. Respect your skin barrier by utilizing gentle surfactants and humectants. • Prescription Retinoid: Apostrophe 0.05% Tretinoin + 4% Niacinamide Lotion ★★★★★ is absolutely wonderful for topically treating acne and/or preventing signs of aging. It’s not harsh at all when used 1-3 times per week, my skin easily adjusting with minimal peeling/irritation. Tretinoin is a retinoid, increasing cellular turnover and reducing sebum production, while niacinamide at 4-5% has been shown to not only reduce sebum production but also reduce the occurrence of acne breakouts. • Simple Moisturizer: You can’t go wrong with a simple, nourishing moisturizer after a retinoid! CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is fantastic, starring humectants like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate alongside skin barrier-supporting ceramides and cholesterol. The inclusion of niacinamide makes it additionally soothing! I also love stratia - Liquid Gold and NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream • Occlusive Balm: CeraVe - Healing Ointment is the key to my zero-peeling tretinoin journey! Using this as a spot treatment kept my skin delightfully soft and moisturized, as occlusives form “breathable seals” to hold in water. • Sunscreen: Just use sunscreen. Every day, reapplied every two hours. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is the one my derm recommended and I love it- check out PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block for an affordable substitute! #CheriePartner
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Comfy Water Sun Block
PURITO-Comfy Water Sun Block
These Are *NOT* “Dupes”!
These Are *NOT* “Dupes”!
I love saving money, but the idea that a product is a “duplicate” if it contains a similar active is misleading. Influencers use the word “dupe” as clickbait, trying to use the consumer’s desire to save money to fuel engagement rates- it feels shady and part of why I never call a product a “dupe”. These two have been popping up more and more together, so let’s check it out. THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer • Price: $14.99 USD per 50mL • Texture: Rich, Silky, Creamy. Better for drier skin. • Review: 2% Royal Epigen P5 and a 1% peptide blend comprise the “active” portion of this moisturizer. Two hydrating peptide complexes, Acetyl Hexapeptide-37 and Pentapeptide-48, make up the 1% peptide blend, including amino acids Arginine, Glutamic Acid, Leucine, Serine, Threonine, Alanine, Proline, and Glycine. Royal Epigen P5 is a synthetic peptide that the producing company claims imitates the regenerative quality of royalactin in royal jelly- they also claim that it can smooth skin texture and even skin tone, but I can’t locate any of the clinical studies they reference so I don’t give a whole lot of credence to those claims. Regardless, peptides as a whole are hydrating and skin-replenishing, making this a wonderful moisturizer for dry, irritated, or dehydrated skin, especially at the cost! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream • Price: $68 USD per 50mL • Texture: Bouncy, Silky, Gel-Like. Better for oilier skin. • Review: sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Acetyl Glutamine, and multiple fatty acids make this a lengthy INCI list with serious skin-replenishing qualities. Some of the peptides used are growth factors and one is a copper peptide, increasing the wound healing and collagen synthesis, with some personal testimony here of increased smoothness and blemish healing when used consistently. It’s a well-rounded INCI list, making the price tag less painful. Similarities between the two include air-right packaging and the fact that they include peptides, humectants, and emollients. Many products can say the same as far as the general ingredients go, yet there is a reason Protini is the iconic protein product many folks turn to: it’s stacked! If you’re looking to include peptides in your routine, the Inkey List’s Peptide Moisturizer is a wonderfully affordable way to do so, but there are in no way duplicates of one another. The copper peptides alone are a wonderful addition that differentiates the two, as well as the variety of inactive ingredients included in Protini that earn it its cult status. They’re both good and both serve similar goals, but saying they’re the same is an appallingly generalized statement. #CheriePartner
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Peptide Moisturizer
THE inkey LIST-Peptide Moisturizer
Why Buy Tinted Moisturizer When You Can Make It?
Why Buy Tinted Moisturizer When You Can Make It?
Between an oil-based cleanser, water-based cleanser, acid exfoliant, retinoid, sunscreen, and moisturizer, the idea of investing in tinted moisturizer isn’t enticing. Especially when I already open both a moisturizer and foundation! So why not make my own tinted moisturizer? The Ordinary sent me a variety of their newly released foundations to try and while I love their Serum Foundation, the fuller coverage version wasn’t a fit for my sheer preference: perfect for repurposing! Step 1: Scoop out a dollop of your daily moisturizer. You don’t need much, about a dime or nickel size is usually more than enough for me when I use the spreadable and lightweight (but deeply hydrating) NATURIUM - Niacinamide Gel Cream 5% . Step 2: Dispense drop(s) of foundation onto moisturizer in palm. The amount used will vary depending on your coverage preference and the pigmentation of your foundation, but 1-2 drops is my sweet spot. I used a half-pump of The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 for the demonstration, to show how easy it is to get a rich pigment with a moisturizer! Step 3: Mix them together. I use a fingertip to mix them, being sure to carefully blend the products thoroughly so that there isn’t any patchiness. Step 4: Pat on your DIY tinted moisturizer! I find patting reduces the likelihood of pilling- some moisturizers may play better with some foundations, depending on a variety of factors like thickness and base (silicone, oil, water). #CheriePartner
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Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
The Ordinary-Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15
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