Anti-pollution skincare & why you need it!
Did you know pollution can be silently and progressively deteriorating your complexion? Exposure to environmental stressors such as free radicals, UV/UVB exposure, different fumes and emissions could be wrecking your skin. Heck, even emissions from paint and carpeting inside your own home are potentially damaging your skin, causing inflammation, fine lines, dull skin and premature aging. More and more research shows that environmental factors could be stronger determinants of our overall health than our very own genes. And unless you’re moving to a secluded forest with cleaner air, maybe you should start considering anti-pollution skincare! Dr. Loretta took all these factors into account when creating her own line of skincare, so all of her products claim to protect skin from oxygen AND nitrogen free radical damage. Dullness and dehydration are possibly my major skin concerns, I’ve struggled with dehydrated skin for years, and if I’m not diligent with my skincare I know for sure my skin will be looking dull and crusty in just a few hours. 🧴 Dr Loretta - Intense Replenishing Serum
Dry skin sun cares
Anti-aging eye creams
Acne scars serums
Oct. 20, 2020
Dr Loretta Products
some overdue reviewing of these lovely Dr. Loretta products: 🔅 micro-exfoliating cleanser: despite trying new products often, I tend to stick to my beloved HG cleansers (Glossier and ÀTOI Skincare) as much as possible. Yet I was intrigued by this one that's meant to both detox and gently exfoliate (here with 2% salicylic acid). My main concern was the coconut oil being potentially comedogenic, but with the BHA to balance it out, I had no issues whatsoever! In fact, it's definitely helped keep breakouts at bay! Dr Loretta - Micro-Exfoliating Cleanser 🔅 intense replenishing serum: it's no secret that I love serums, but if anything that makes it all the more difficult to impress me with new ones. That said, I LOVE this! It's both hydrating and soothing thanks to vitamin e, and my skin feels super nourished the next day. It also protects against pollution and UV damage, so I can definitely see myself using this during the day more once it cools down (right now I use it at night). I especially love it post Drunk Elephant babyfacial in lieu of applying oil to rehydrate! Dr Loretta - Intense Replenishing Serum 🔅 intense brightening cream: this one packs a whallop with 20% L-ascorbic acid! It reminds me a bit of the Sunday Riley CEO moisturizer, but this one doesn't leave my skin greasy at all- my main issue with vitamin c products. I did notice it took a bit longer to absorb than usual, so it may not be perfect for when I'm in a rush, but that's my only complaint. Oh, and it smells like orange juice, yum! Dr Loretta - Intense Brightening Cream
⚡️ARE EYE CREAMS/GELS NECESSARY? ⚡️
In short, they’re not “necessary.” It’s cool to have product to use under your eyes, but it won’t magically do anything. In fact, they AREN’ T suppose to do anything! Many eye creams are targeted to seem like they can cure under the eye wrinkle or eye bags, but they won’t. A glass of water can, or maybe an ice cube. 🧊 Eye creams are literally just a moisturizer. So, if you don’t have an eye cream but want the feeling, just use a cream moisturizer and simply using your ring finger, apply. The skin around your eye is the thinnest, so eye creams are typically more lightweight. Moisturizers you can use as eye creams should be very hydrating, doesn’t contain strong or irritant ingredients, no fragrance, and one that doesn’t make your face red, burn, or sting. If you aren’t concerned with wrinkles or fine lines, this step or an eye cream is not essential or needed in your routine. Hope this helped! Until next time! XOXO, Natalie💕
BeautyFIX August 2020 box includes: Dr. Loretta Tightening Eye Gel (20 ml.): A hydrating eye treatment that reduces puffiness and dark circles. Protects against Pollution, Light, Climate and Irritants. Chromabright fades uneven pigment and protects skin from free radical Damage causes by UVA and HEV (Blue Light) Light. Allure Best Of Beauty Winner 2019. Dr. Loretta - Tightening Eye Gel Dermstore Wet Bag (1 piece): A water-resistant, multi-use bag for storing your wet belongings or toiletries. Dermelect Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer (0.5 fl. oz.): A reparative face moisturizer that soothes and softens skin. DERMELECT - Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (1.8 oz.): A dry shampoo that absorbs oils and keeps hair clean. Living proof. - Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide (15 ml.): A lightweight mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 TULA Skincare Detox In A Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask (0.5 fl. oz.): An exfoliating mask to decongest and purify skin. TULA SKINCARE - Detox in a Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil (2 ml.): A lightweight, silicone-free hair oil for dry, damaged hair. Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil
SPF EVERYDAY 🧴☀️
Lately I’ve been really neglecting my skin and not doing full on skincare routines, I’ve been too low on energy and I’ve talked about how this is major issue for me. When I’m not feeling my best I tend to neglect myself. BUT I’ve still been using SPF on the daily! It’s literally the only step I never ever miss and it’s very important. SPF protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that accelerate cellular oxidation. These are the ones I’ve been using lately: ☀️ cocokind - Daily SPF Cocokind can do no wrong! I’ve been waiting for a sunscreen from them for so long. This is a mineral formula which I often don’t like because they feel heavy on my skin, and this one is the heaviest out of these three but it’s definitely a lot lighter than other mineral sunscreens I’ve tried before. It also protects from blue light and pollution damage. It’s formulated with phytoplankton and microalgae. ☀️ Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 this one is an all-time favorite of mine! It has a slight peach tint so I can use it on its own with no makeup. This sunscreen highlights key ingredients like Indian ginseng extract to protect skin from HEV light and zinc oxide protects skin from UVA/UVB and other external irritants. I need to pat it in rather than rub it as it tends to pill but it’s no issue for me. ☀️ EVERYDAY HUMANS - Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum this is the lightest formula out of these three. It leaves literally no whitecast, and wears beautifully under makeup. It leaves my skin looking super dewy and perfected. This formula has hyaluronic acid to plump skin + spinach and green tea to strengthen your skin barrier. It smells the most like sunscreen but the smell fades quickly. What’s your go-to SPF? 🌴 #CheriePartner
Battle of the sunscreens 🥊
Skin type: combination, acne-prone. Skin concern: avoid sun damage. As I said in another review, I love samples/minis because they give me a chance to try a product before buying the full size. Sunscreens are somewhat complicated. We should look for sunscreens with broad spectrum coverage (UVB/UVA) and an SPF of 30 or higher and always reapply it every 2 hours. You should also be aware of the ingredients that help to deal with specific concerns (acne, fine lines...). This can be tricky, if you are prone to breakouts or have sensitive skin. So you should try sunscreens until you find the best for you Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Key ingredients: avobenzone 3%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 10%. Texture: liquid. Scent: unscented. Price: $36 for 1.7 oz. Claims: a makeup gripping primer that leaves a dewy, glowy finish, with sun protection and hydration in the mix. Thoughts: I really like the healthy glow it gives, it is not greasy and the skin feels very soft. It’s ideal for when you don’t want to put makeup. This is definitely my favorite and I would buy the full size. Supergoop! - Smooth & Poreless Mineral Sunscreen Key ingredients: titanium dioxide 0.7%, zinc oxide 17%. Texture: lightweight lotion. Scent: unscented. Price: $38 for 1.5 oz. Claims: 100% mineral sunscreen (reef safe) that helps leave skin looking mattified and poreless. Thoughts: Is non greasy, leaves skin soft and matte without drying it, it goes on smooth as silk. Very lightweight with a touch of color. Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 Key ingredients: homosalate 8%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 5%, zinc oxide 8%, Lipochroman®. Texture: cream. Scent: sunscreen 🤷🏻♀️🤔 Price: $50 for 1.7 oz. Claims: Protects the skin from external factors responsible for more than 85% of skin aging (pollution, light, climate and irritants). Contains Lipochroman® that provides antioxidant protection. Thoughts: I like to use it when I am at home or when I take classes online since it protects from the Blue Light emitted by electronic devices. It doesn't leave a white cast behind and leaves a lovely glow. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Key ingredients: avobenzone 3%, homosalate 8%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 4%. Texture: silky. Scent: unscented. Price: $34 for 1.7 oz. Claims: A totally invisible, weightless, scentless sunscreen that leaves a velvety finish. They change the formula and now is reef-safe (octinoxate free). Thoughts: Leaves skin soft, without feeling greasy, blur pores and doesn’t leave white cast. I really like the silky feeling it leaves. VOLITION - Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50 Key ingredients: Titanium dioxide 3.5%, zinc oxide 19.6%, octinoxate 7.5%. Texture: liquid. Scent: unscented. Price: $35 for 1 oz. Claims: a lightweight, fluid sunscreen that provides broad spectrum SPF and perfects skin with a flawless soft luminescence. The anti-sunscreen for the sunscreen haters. It’s never greasy, smelly or thick. It’s daily protection you'll actually want to wear. Thoughts: I love that it leaves me subtle glow, it doesn't leave white cast and doesn't feel sticky.
Minis that made it to full sizes for me!
Did you know in the late 1800s, German pharmacist Albert Boehringer uncovered how to pass-produce lactic acid when he realized it was a byproduct of fermented sugar and starch in sour milk via bacteria? PRODUCTS: 💙Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants (formulated with multi-fruit acids, licorice extract, and pea extract). This best-selling moisturizer targets dryness, dark spots, dullness, and uneven texture. •Licorice extract: has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, soothes/hydrates skin, and fades dark spots due to an active ingredient in licorice root called Glabridin. •Pea extract: has anti-aging, anti-elastase, anti-collagenase, and anti-free radical properties. It also moisturizers and firms skin. 💙Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is a lightweight, age-fighting night serum that is formulated with AHAs (including glycolic and lactic acids and microalgae) that smoothen skins texture, evens your skin tone, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. •glycolic acid: exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin, stimulates collagen production, and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. •lactic acid: kills bacteria, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increases cell turnover, and helps reduce acne. •microalgae: hydrates skin, brightens skins complexion, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. MY THOUGHTS: I purchased these minis a few months ago to test out before buying the full sizes and I’d like to say that both full sized products are currently en route to my house! I was so pleasantly surprised by both products, especially the moisturizer. It is extremely lightweight and makes my skin feel so smooth. I also really enjoyed the gel night mask and had no issues with irritation or breakouts. Both products are super gentle and work well with all skin types. SIDE NOTE: Both products are CLEAN at Sephora 🌱Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is vegan. 🐰Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is cruelty-free.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Invigorating Night Transformation Gel
Mornings always follow these steps... I try not complicate things in the mornings when I’m busy, I just want antioxidants, hydration and SPF. . 🌞 Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner - I find this thicker than the scented version. Perfect patted in a couple of layers after cleansing. Really plumps and hydrates. . 🌞 Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - I like this, it layers well, it definitely brightens, it does smell and it’s expensive, would I re-purchase? Only if there was decent saving to be made... . 🌞 Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Mist - I LOVE THIS MIST! Has the best mist action on any mist I own. Plumps and hydrates with hyaluronic acid reduce redness and soothe irritation with a blend of black oat, provitamin A and linoleic acid. My skin feels calm and contented... . 🌞 JANE SCRIVNER Bioluronic Buzz Smoothing Hyaluronic Hydrator - I can't get enough of this in the mornings recently, I love the thick gel texture that melts into the skin. Not only is it an amazing Hyaluronic acid serum it also has the ‘Buzz’ ingredient Spilanthes Acmella to reduce muscle tension and smooth micro wrinkles and lines... buzzing! 😉 . 🌞 Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Créme - for mornings when you wake up tired (every morning) there’s nothing better to see your dark circles disappear with a swipe of this cream. Never knew such a brightening product that works so instantly! ✨ . 🌞 Dewy&Bae Raw Glow - the perfect oil for morning times, doesn’t leave me feeling greasy at all, crazy amount of good things packed into this that is perfect for ALL skin types, it will banish blemishes and heal skin, it’s also a great anti-inflammatory and has anti-bacterial properties, it’s ALSO great for anti-aging as an antioxidant and promotes collagen and elastin in the skin... 💚 . 🌞 LAGOM Cellus Sun Gel - a one-stop-shop for K-beauty finds. This is an absolute belter! I haven’t even needed to use a moisturizer recently when I’ve been wearing this as it’s so hydrating, a lovely lightweight non-greasy texture. If you don’t wear a daily SPF because you think of them as horrible thick sun cream then you need to get this!
Pure, Powerful results 💚 Naturally Serious is a skincare brand that develops clean and ethical skincare products. They use natural ingredients, patented anti-pollution blend of six powerhouse anti-oxidants and combine cutting edge technology that creates each formula free from notoriously BAD ingredients and build the foundation for healthy skin Get Even Cold-Pressed Peel Pads 💚 NATURALLY SERIOUS - Get Even Cold-Pressed Peel Pads A no-rinse peel pad that naturally exfoliates and smooth skin texture. I personally found this is helpful to decrease some dark spots from post-acne. It is very gentle and not giving me sensation or irritation. It is infused with pomegranate enzyme and skin-smoothing oleic, palmitic, and linoleic fatty acids that helps to remove dead skin. It is also packed with six antioxidants (pomegranate, goji berry, grape seed, green tea, red tea, and white tea) that helps to fight against aging enemies. Supercharge Anti-Oxidant Moisture Serum 💚 NATURALLY SERIOUS - Supercharge Anti-Oxidant Moisture Serum I have been using this moisturizing serum every day. It gives me enough hydration throughout my day and night and will not feel greasy. It contains hyaluronic acid, tocopheryl acetate, and caffeine plus white birch extract which gives my skin hydration and improves texture. These ingredients also help to protect your skin from environmental pollution. Mineral Sun Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 💚 NATURALLY SERIOUS - Mineral Sun Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 Mineral SPF is always my LOVE. This mineral sunscreen is packed with zinc oxide 25% and titanium dioxide 4% which helps to protect from UVA and UVB which causes aging and sunburn. It also contains argan oil, vitamin E, bisabolol, and squalane that helps to provide rich antioxidants and soften skin without greasy finish. They are 100% cruelty-free, 100% recyclable, compostable, or reusable, and are made with 100% vegan/vegetarian formulations.
NATURALLY SERIOUS-Get Even Cold-Pressed Peel Pads
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: HYALURONIC ACID
What is it? Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It binds water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, thereby keeping skin plump, healthy and hydrated. Why is it important? There are several factors that can make skin dehydrated. HA acts as a humectant to attract water to the skin thus increasing hydration. HA is great for all skin types as it retains moisture, improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, replenishes cell moisture, speeds wound healing. Medik8 - HYDR8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum This is my favourite hydrating serum. I also like their Hydra8 B5 Intense serum. It contains a blend of Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5. It improves skin texture, boosts moisture retention, and keep the skin healthy. It also helps rebalance moisture levels in oily skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. It has a lightweight watery texture. It is vegan and cruelty-free, suitable for all skin types including the sensitive skin. It has a oil-free formulation. It has a glass packaging. I use 5-6 drops of it after cleansing my face, both in my morning and evening routine. It absorbs easily into the skin. It plumps up my skin along with deeply hydrating. This serum provides much needed moisture boost to my normal to dry skin. The price is $49 for 30 ml . I recommend this to everyone especially who has dehydrated skin. This serum will provide deep hydration along with other skin benefits. #CherieCreator
Medik8-HYDR8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum
Am Skincare Routine
This is my current AM routine. It’s super important to keep my morning routine very simple and effective. These products give my skin an amazing glowing finish and ready for me to tackle the day. 1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleansers is an amazing gentle wash to clean and refresh your skin. I love it so much this is my second bottle. 2. Olehenriksen Vitamin C serum is my absolute favorite! I will admit it’s a splurge coming at $65 but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion because Vitamin C is a key ingredient in my routines. It has a slight citrusy scent but nothing to overbearing. 3. Olehenriksen brightening banana eye cream is a great eye cream for helping with dark circles. It’s lasted me so long. 4. Korres Gel probiotic cream is an amazing light weight moisturizer for the AM. This is amazing because it not only leaves me with a nice glow but it very lightweight. 5. SPF SPF SPF, it’s very important for you to be wearing sunscreen everyday and I find that this very effective. It’s very clear and doesn’t have a white cast at all. It’s only spf 30 which kinda sucks but I still love it.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
Skincare Routine That Will Give You Glowing Skin...
You can try out this set of skin care products if you're looking to correct your skin tone, lighten skin dullness, complexion and blemishes. The result after using the whole set is very obvious and my skin is getting more and more of a translucent glow. I have combination-oily skin and this set doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy and gets absorbed by the skin easily. My skin care routine in the morning: Ultra Facial Toner - Dark Spot Solution - Creamy Eye Treatment - Line-Reducing Concentrate - Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate - Ultra Facial Cream! I'll substitute the Dark Spot Solution with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate at night. Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is Kiehl's signature product. It's a transparent serum which offers significant results in brightening skin complexion and moisturizing. Kiehl's - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate is a white milky liquid that gets absorbed easily and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy. It mainly minimizes the appearance of pores, repairs and tightens my skin. Kiehl's - Hydro Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate is a gel-like serum that's very hydrating. After it's massaged onto the face and absorbed by the skin, it really leaves your skin feeling great. Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream is a super popular moisturizing facial cream which is really moisturizing and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy. It's suitable for fall and winter, and I've been repurchasing it again and again.
Kiehl's-Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
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