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The Truth About Antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid, and Salicylic Acid | Cherie
The Truth About Antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid, and Salicylic Acid | Cherie
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The Truth About Antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid, and Salicylic Acid

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Victoriahere
As someone with very dehydrated skin on the inside but oily looking on the outside, I’ve had to deal with the effects of this type of skin for years and the way it makes me look.   Dehydrated skin can look tired and fine lines and wrinkles get accentuated; you would think the fact it’s oily would counteract that, but it doesn’t. My oily skin just looks shiny and that makes everything so much worse and because I live in a hot country my skin can suffer more.    I work as a makeup artist and it’s work that’s under pressure. Sometimes I’m outside in the hot sun all day; or under photographers’ lighting. This means I’m constantly hot and sweaty.   My skin is expelling water from the inside of my skin to lower the outside temperature. This makes the inside dehydrated and the outside too moist. Combined with that, it’s a fact that as the temperature rises the skin produces even more oil, making me look just horrible.   In desperation, I consulted a dermatologist and she advised me that to help combat these problems the only thing to do is add some active ingredients into my skincare routine, by way of products with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid. To explain what this means to you and me I’ve outlined how they work like this -   Antioxidants are ingredients that block off the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are the toxins that damage the skin: so pollution and sunrays, UVA and UVB, lifestyle by-products like alcohol or cigarettes. They are often found in food and always in nature and they work by anti-aging, brightening, and evening out skin texture; leaving skin radiant and glowy.   An amazing product filled with antioxidants which I really love because of its gorgeous texture and easy applications is -   My Clarins Re-Boost Refreshing Hydrating Cream CLARINS - RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream
Based in both science and nature: vegan, filled with antioxidants, natural ingredients like coconut water, and goji berries, with the added bonus of eco-friendly packaging.   Hyaluronic Acid is based in nature: a gel-like substance that has the capacity to soak up and keep over 1000 times its own weight in water and to put this water into your skin cells. Its purpose in beauty products is to keep your skin plump, soft, and hydrated. Used widely in skincare it’s nature’s gift to the dry and dehydrated skin type.   With this in mind, a lovely product filled with hyaluronic acid I would definitely recommend because of its lovely silky texture and amazing results is -   Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Serum
An ultra-light texture using concentrated grape water and hyaluronic acid to restore the level of hydration and dehydration -  has 96% natural ingredients and it smells great.   Salicylic Acid: this ingredient gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and oil build-up in the pores. This ingredient is highly recommended because it’s gentle enough not to dehydrate the skin, but it works well. Perfect to use on an oily T-zone or any skin that suffers from excess oil problems.   My choice would always be -   Dr.Brandt Skincare Pores No More-Skin Primer dr. brandt - Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
The great thing is it’s a 2 in1 product: It makes your makeup base look flawless but also helps diminish the look of pores and imperfections leaving a super-smooth canvas.   Controls shine throughout the day by using salicylic acid in the form of Red Clover which has oil-absorbing spheres.   Ignore all hype around these ingredients. All you need to know is that they work, and don’t be put off with the word ‘acid’ in the name. Both Salicylic and Hyaluronic acids are not actually acids as we know it but active ingredients that give the products the edge over basic skincare.  
Jun. 22, 2020
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Does silicone “suffocate” the skin? Myth busted.
It’s a very common misconception in the beauty world that silicones in skincare/make up “suffocate” the skin, clog the pores, and cause breakouts. Despite this myth silicone can actually benefit the skin a lot. What does Silicone do? Silicone, which is derived from silica, is a common ingredient that gives products slip, offers protection against moisture loss, and can help hide the appearance of skin texture/pores. Why doesn’t it clog the pores? To understand this you really need to understand the structure of silicone. It has a unique structure of large molecules with wide spaces in between. These large molecules are too big to “clog” the pores which is why they are used in a lot of “pore filling” primers. The silicone creates a silky texture that creates a protective barrier over the skin and in turn helps reduce the immediate appearance of pores and texture. They are unable to penetrate the pore lining where acne is formed. But don’t they suffocate the skin when used in skincare? Actually, no! Silicones in skincare can be extremely beneficial, especially to those with dry skin. Sometimes silicones can contribute to the base formula of a product. While the actives sink through the skin the silicone creates that protective layer on top. This insures the actives penetrate the skin and it prevents TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss). Because the molecule is so large it sits over the pores but thanks to the wide spaces in between your skin is still “able to breathe”. One of my favorite silicone based products is the dr. brandt - Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer . This primer has a silky smooth texture that creates that “breatheable” barrier on your skin. It helps smooth over pore appearance and texture while giving the skin a matte finish (making it perfect for this with oily skin like myself). Never once has this cause me to break out and it feels very lightweight on the skin (like most silicones should). I feel like it does smooth over my pores and creates a better base for my make up to lay over top.
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Mallory
Pore No More
This Pore Refiner Primer by Dr Brandt has to be one of the first primers I’ve used ALL year long. And actually DECENTLY liked. I like that it feels creamy and not tacky upon application. I like that it lessens the appearance of my pores... especially around the nose area. It locks in my foundation well and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. I am not a huge fan of primers (yes I said it out loud) but it’s a nice addition to my makeup routine when I want to look a little EXTRA gorgeous and not want to stare at my pores around my nose. I think it would be perfect for all skin types too. dr. brandt - Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
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MandyVoss
Results in 7 Days! 🤯
I’m a new mom with a toddler and infant in my mid-thirties. I’ve noticed fine lines & wrinkles and suffering from fatigue. I want change up my skin care routine to target anti-aging, dark circles and dullness. I’m also going to try to find the most effective products for the most affordable price. Follow my journey of trying new products to see what works. DIOR - Capture Totale Super Potent Age-Defying Intense Serum Duo Set When I first tried this serum I did not like it. It has a strong perfume fragrance and left my skin feeling sticky. But after using the sample AM & PM for only one week I have noticed a reduction in my fine lines & wrinkles and my skin feels great!!! The product is an Allure 2020 winner and had big claims that you could see results in 7 days. I was skeptical, but I agree my skin is definitely improved, smoother, plumper, and more firm. The only reason I’m not giving this product 5 stars is the scent. Evenwith the price tag & fragrance I think I will purchase this serum ✅ CLARINS - RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream I would say this is a very average moisturizer. I found it had a heavy perfume smell that I did not like. Overall, nothing exciting about this product. No interest in purchasing.
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PamelaSargent
The Most Hydrating Gel/Cream
I always thought that Clarins line was for an older crowd but then they came out with this line. Re-Boost. This line targets for the younger crowd and it works amazing. I'm usually looking for the perfect light weight cream that I can use for under my primer. It's difficult to find one without having to compromise everything on the bottom and top. This product is sent from heaven and I'm in love. CLARINS - RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream The texture is very gel like but it's considered a cream. The smell is amazing and it's not strong, it's subtle. It's lightweight but it packs a punch of hudration. This specific line also has a lot of other products as well. Hopefully in time, I'll be able to give the full package a try. They do also have a mattifying cream so it will help with oily skin types. It does also help with skin sensitivity. Which is huge for me. The price is not expensive. Goes for $30 for 50 mL not too shabby!
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shirdubsskin
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Caudalie Essentials
Caudalie gifted me all three of these products which are actually being sold in a set right now at Sephora if you’d like to check them out!! First of all, I have honestly enjoyed using each of there products, which is why they’re all starred highly! CAUDALIE - Instant Foaming Cleanser This cleanser is great! The foaming texture is really nice and feels awesome on the skin! It really seems to do a nice job at removing the remaining makeup from my face! It smells amazing too! CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Intense Moisturizing Cream The moisturizing cream is extremely hydrating! I have naturally dry skin so this has been great at keeping my skin soft and supple! A little of this goes a long way! CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Serum This is an awesome hydrating serum! I use this morning and night and only need one pump each time, so this would last you forever!
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ksilveybeauty
Go-to hydrating serum since forever!
I don't remember a time when I didn't use the CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Serum . It is by far my favorite hydrating serum of all times. The formula is thin enough to be absorbed completely by the skin but thick enough to leave you feeling calm and hydrated. Great for those days when you need some deeper hydration or extra TLC. I also think this serum has a very mild brightening effect on my skin, which I don't mind at all. I absolutely love this stuff. I have gone through numerous bottles of it, and I always have a backup in my stash just in case it runs out. For a stronger brightening effect, I love to pair the serum with the CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer . Lighter than other Caudalie moisturizers I've used but equally great. I have really dry skin, and I wouldn't use this during the colder months but it's perfect during the summer.
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