The gift of good skin!
For Christmas, I made my sister a new skincare routine! She has combo acne prone skin with some sensitivity and redness, she also complained of some dark circles around her eyes. She currently uses terrible products and is pretty lazy when it comes to skincare so she doesn’t even wash her face everyday! I tried to design something simple, affordable, and easy to keep up with (e.g. mostly drug store products) but also an effective starting point for her skin needs! How did I do? AM: Cleanser: OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser Eyes: THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream Moisturizer: Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer PM: Makeup remover/lazy day cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Micellar Cleansing Water Ultra and Makeup Remover Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanseror CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skindepending on what her skin is doing Eyes: THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream Moisturizer: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion For dry days or dry patches: CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream Spot Treatments: ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gelor PEACE OUT - Acne Healing Dots Masks: OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Maskand YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
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YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE
Dec. 17, 2020
beautiewithjenThis is so awesome. I did something like this for my SIL when she saw me getting into skincare. She’s hooked now too! Share the love of self love
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Horrible sudden ACNE - Please help
HELP!! HELP!! HELP!! Wedding & graduation got canceled since May. Skin was ok in the summer (tanned), only few hormonal pimples. Now my skin is a disaster. Can only go see a dermatologist in a few weeks due to overly booked in my city. I’ve trued countless amount of products, giving time in between. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% made it so bad. Peace Out Pimple patches and hydro band aids - were ok nothing great I thank you in advance. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% PEACE OUT - Acne Healing Dots Elizabeth Arden - Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum
✌🏻 PEACE OUT ACNE ✌🏻
ACNE SPOTS A breakthrough acne treatment dot that's the first of its kind to combine hydrocolloid polymer technology with an active anti-acne ingredient to minimize breakouts overnight. PEACE OUT - Acne Healing Dots On a side note, does anyone know any good acids that I can use for my skin above ? ^ diffren is just making my face overly dry and not clearing up my spots!! Thankyou ✌🏻
The INKEY List
THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧-𝐢 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦: 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭, 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐲. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝟐𝐱 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞. 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝. 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤, 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬. THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐱𝐲 𝐀𝐜𝐢𝐝 (𝐁𝐇𝐀) 𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐡 + 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐦: 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭. [I will give more updates on this later] Have you tried one of these products?? Tell me which one you like. Bisous Bisous 😘
Up close and personal !
As I’m waiting on my new skincare products to arrive as it might take a couple days I just picked up three products from my local Sephora. I was looking for a good oil cleansing balm because I LIVE for the double cleansing method it saved my skin from all that yucky grime. Anyways I picked up the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm tonight and yes it’s my first day using it but I love how it’s so gentle and soft on my sensitive acne prone skin. I will keep you all updated on it though for the weeks to come. Next I have heard such great things about First Aid Beauty and how they’re known to make products that are specifically for people with sensitive skin so I picked up the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin I AM ALREADY OBSESSED! It is so light on the skin, but at the same time feels like it’s really seeping into my skin and getting what it needs to make my skin barrier nice. I will keep you all updated on it as well. Last I love me a good eye cream, I tried finding the THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Creambut they were sold out.. so instead I got the THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Creamand I like how it’s light weight as well, but of course we will see a difference hopefully over time. Once the rest of my products come in I will all show you and update you on my skin journey❤️
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Trying the New Aveeno Calm + Restore Line
I was so excited to finally get my hands on the new Aveeno - Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Facial Cleanser , Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer and Aveeno - Calm + Restore Triple Oat Serum . I have been using it for about 3 weeks now, and I wanted to share my thoughts with this line! I was so excited to see Aveeno come out with this line for sensitive skin. My skin is SO sensitive/acne prone and I’m always worried trying new products. I really like the face wash. It has no fragrance which I really appreciate. This is one of the only face washes that actually leave my skin soft and moisturized when I’m done washing my face. The only thing I don’t really like is that it does not lather or suds at all. I like to have a little bit of lather when trying to remove makeup, so I use my trusty CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin first if I have makeup on my face, then use the Aveeno to finish. If I don’t have makeup on, I just use the Aveeno. The moisturizer is my FAVORITE of this line. It’s actually my favorite moisturizer I have used. It is definitely thick, but it absorbs into the skin very well as well as having no fragrance. It leaves my skin so soft and moisturized. Last but not least, the serum. I do like this serum, it also leaves the skin very moisturized. It does feel a tiny bit thick on the skin and a tiny bit sticky, but not terrible. This has no fragrance as well! Overall, I truly love this line by Aveeno! I think all the products are great for sensitive skin, beings that I have had no reaction or issue with it on my extremely sensitive skin. I also have acne prone skin in which none of these products caused a problem with that. I truly hope they continue with this line, because I will continue to buy it, ESPECIALLY the moisturizer. Have you used this yet? If so, what are your thoughts?
Current PM Routine
Been loving these products for my oily/acne prone skin! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser FARMACY - Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer
Balanced PH & Clear Skin from Toner
Toner is always listed as the very first step in skincare routine. The texture is so light weighted and almost watery. Product from drugstore to high end range from $5 all the way to $200 + per bottle. Do we really need it? Is it worth it? And how to use it? With all these questions I had always have, today I got the solutions to these. Toners basically resorts the PH level of our skin. At the same time, it works to shrink the appearance of pores. It gives that quick and effective hydration directly on the surface of skin. Last but not least, it also works to take away leftover dead skin cells or impurities. Dead skin cells could clog pores that leads to bearkouts. Toners are tonic for skin. Although they are all water texture, different formulas in it are targeting different skincare concerns including cleansing, hydrating, brightening or exfoliating. Or maybe all of the above. They way toners work is to give a quick hit of hydration by taking the layer of dead skin cells. The best way to use toners is to use cotton pads to soak it, and apply it on the face by swiping outward from the sides of the nose and upward. It is very hydrating and calming. It is best to do it this way when you are actually use toners for cleaning to remove all the impurities. You can also use bare hands like I always do ( who actually have that time in a workday morning?). This way you just simply put in in the palm and then gently pad it in. Meanwhile you are not waste any single drop of your toner. These 2 are my favorite drugstore toners. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Micellar Cleansing Water Ultra and Makeup Remover I bought this toner recently, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It has a pleasant fresh smell and is very good for cleansing dry skin. I find it leaves my skin really velvety soft and without a trace of dryness. VICHY - Pureté Thermale Mineral Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin It is so soothing, lightweight and makes my skin so comfortable. The formula is very gentle and calming. Meanwhile it helps other skincare products absorb well into the skin without irritating my skin.This toner is completely worth trying if you are in the market for a new toner.
Im 18 and I’ve been struggling with teenage and hormonal acne for around a year now, I just started getting cystic acne around March!! I do a lot of exercise and whenever I sweat all my makeup starts to run and my red blemished face is on show to everyone to see! I watch SKINCAREBYHYRAM so I do know my skincare. But I would still like some help to get rid of my redness and irritation! Ps. I always pick at my face and I need help/tips on stopping that! Here’s what I’ve been using recently: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Micellar Cleansing Water Ultra and Makeup Remover - does a good job removing makeup LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin - I love this cleanser, it gets all the gunk and oil out but isn’t too stripping - fragrance free yay! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - A must have! - Calms my redness a bit and helps/stops excess oil production The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - Helps control oil production - leaves my skin feeling hydrated OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator - Never leaves me oily - Sometimes I have to add a different moisturizer for the dry patches because its very mattifying CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion - Simple and gentle - Very hydrating sometimes I wake up oily in T-zone PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator - Use at night - evens skin texture - bye bye black heads! PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment - Benzol Peroxide gets rid of large under the skin bumps before they turn into cystic acne - Dries EVERYTHING so moisturizer is a must! COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch - Life saver when I got a big ass white head in the middle of my forehead, shrinks them down over night - Helps heal the spots that I’ve picked (oopsie) - Stops me from picking during the night time Dr. PAWPAW - Ultimate Red - Favourite lip balm Okay so I think I do a pretty solid job at skincare, I’m just really guilty of picking😤☹️ Need some help with that!!!
Ole Henreksen delight
This is my ultimate favorite mask by Ole Henreksen. This is the Baby Phat Facial . Your face literally glows after using it . All it takes is 15 minutes. IIt’s best when applied with a brush because it has a sticky consistency. You apply it , work it in with the brush . As you are doing so the product turns from pink to white . That is the what you want . It doesn’t sting . The only thing is the 50! Price tag . I was introduced to this product when it was featured in my Boxy Charm beauty box
PHAT mask Review
I’m so impressed with the olehenriksen PHAT glow facial mask. I Massage it into my skin until the pink clay changes colour to white, leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse it off. I’ve been using this mask twice a week for almost two months now and I already have anotOLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask her one in my sephoracanada cart ready to order. It makes my skin brighter and incredibly soft without any redness, irritation or dryness. The only downside for me is the fragrance/scent of the product, I prefer my skincare to have a lighter/less overwhelming fragrance in it. But since it’s not a leave on product but a mask that showed so much promise, I was able to look the other way.OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask
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let’s talk neck care!
Neck and décolletage care! This type of skin care isn’t addressed as much, but it’s still an important step of skincare! I never really thought about it while I was addressing my face skin concerns, but I once read that it was good to bring your skincare products down to your neck, so I started doing that about 8 months ago. I think my neck lines are partly genetic, but they’re also due to how often I sit in bed staring at my phone, thus creating deeper lines on my neck. I wish I had a picture from 8 months ago, but my neck was pretty wrinkly, it had really deep horizontal neck lines that I couldn’t get rid of even if I stretched my neck. While I still have some horizontal lines on my neck, they’re certainly less visible than they were before. So what do I do exactly? I really don’t do much besides bring my toners, serums, sunscreen, and moisturizers down to my neck, and I massage it in in an upward direction. So with the product on my hands, I start to massage from the base of my neck up to my chin. I do this until I feel like the product has been absorbed. Massaging the product in an upward direction will help smooth the skin and prevent drooping. I certainly did not see results immediately. In fact, it took at least 6 months of doing this little massage every morning and night to see some change. I really just stuck to it and ended up doing it out of habit for many months, then one day I realized my neck looked much smoother than it was before. Here are some of the products I’ve been using on my neck (I usually use these on my face too): ￼innisfree - Cica Toner with Bija Seed Oil ￼innisfree - Green Tea Moisture-Balancing Toner ￼CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ￼THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum ￼Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream ￼The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
💙 Night Cream 💙
Created with dermatologists, CeraVe PM 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Facial Moisturizer features three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide in an oil-free, non-comedogenic formula that can hydrate and calm the skin while helping to restore the skin's natural barrier. I love using it, when after applying all my serum to my face I after apply this night cream and it's just very moisturizing to my skin. Don't forget to like and follow for more 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
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CeraVe Renewing SA cleanser - Review
CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Hey guys I’m going to be reviewing one of the newer cleansers from CeraVe. I’m going to be giving some background information on it, and of course my personal experience. Leave a like if you enjoyed! Background information: One of the main ingredients of this product is Salicylic Acid. (If you couldn’t tell y the products name) Salicylic Acid is an ingredient commonly used in products that want to deal with blackheads, pore problems, and any sort of irritation. The ingredient is very soothing to the skin, and is good at digging deep into your pores and getting all the gunk out. It is also a form of chemical exfoliation which is really healthy for your skin if you do it not too often. Other ingredients in this product include Niacinamide, and glycerin. Glycerin is a hydrating ingredient while Niacinamide focuses more on oil production and pore problems. My personal experience: I started using this product late August 2020. I was super excited to use this light chemical exfoliant cleanser for such a long time, and I was happy I finally had gotten my hands on it. The first time I had washed my face with it i could feel the texture of my skin smoothen. This cleanser is very gentle, and even though the ingredient list is super simple, it’s very effective and does a good job with your skin concerns. Over time blackheads seemed to fade away more, and the texture of my skin continued to get smoother. I’d recommend this product to anyone who had blackhead problems or pore problems, or anyone with acne in general. It’s super light and gets rid of excess makeup if your micellar water or makeup balm didn’t clean off all your makeup. I love this and will be repurchasing in the future. Salicylic acid is a life saver ingredient, and I’m sure it will work for others as good as it worked for me! They sell this on Ulta, Sephora, and at Target! Try it out guys and let me know what you think!
My Winter 2021 Skincare Routine
Hey guys, I’m going to be reviewing my 2021 winter skincare routine! PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block This sunscreen is my go to. It’s so light and amazing, and really does the job. Keeping those UV rays without even being able to tell I have a sunscreen on. This sunscreen leaves no white cast either. Amazing! Mineral sunscreens are very sustainable as well. CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin I’ve been using this Salicylic Acid based cleanser for a couple months now, and can for sure tell the difference of the texture of my skin, and my pores. I’ll be also posting a full review of this product as well. No fragrance, and gets all the dirt and excess makeup off my skin. Amazing and no bad reactions! The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I’ve already reviewed this serum, so you can scroll down my account to see my opinion, but it is amazing. Super hydrating, light, a little tacky feel at first (takes a second to absorb into my skin) but afterwards I have a plump and hydrated feeling throughout my skin! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I started using this serum late July 2020. So far, no bad thoughts about it. This serum is super light, and really makes a difference. I’ll also be posting a full review on this product. A big difference in my pores since before I started using it. Less clogged pores, and a much smoother texture skin in problematic areas. CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream This is my favorite winter moisturizer. It’s super thick, and absorbs well into my skin. It leaves me skin with a nice and soft feel to it. Using this moisturizer during the winter is amazing because it leaves my skin very hydrated throughout the whole day without any dry patches! CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream I’ve been using this since the summer of 2020, and I haven’t noticed much of a difference. You could probably just use your moisturizer as an eye cream, because I can’t tell a difference in my skin. I’m not going to waste it though and I’ll finish it off. Otherwise just use moisturizer as an eye cream. Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant Lastly, my favorite lip balm. The best way to keep your lips moisturized all year long is to use this product. I haven’t had any cracked lips or lip problems in years since I started using this product. Amazing and will never stop using Aquaphor!
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Brands I love ❤️
For Valentine's day I figure I'd make a post about brands I LOVE and highly recomend! Paula’s choice I know I do not own many of her products and I think it’s because I want to try other brands as I explore the vast skincare world. I already know this one is trustworthy in my book. They not only have a great resource with their ingredient dictionary, but they use that knowledge and transparency to formulate great products. Even the negative reviews on this brand that I've seen still say they formulate very well. They are slightly on the pricey side (expect about $40 or more), but you cannot go wrong. I love their PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator especially and have used their PAULA'S CHOICE - Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer Krave Beauty They don’t carry a lot of products in their brand, but like a fine dining restaurant with a small menu, what they make is their specialty. Their products are reasonably priced and they focus on non-irritating effective ingredients to help your skin barrier. I currently have their Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser and their Krave - Great Barrier Relief Inkey List I love this brand and that they are making simple products with usually only once active and that allows people to try them to see how it effects their skin for a reasonable price. I currently have their rosehip oil because I didn’t know how my skin would react to it, but it’s known for hydrating and evening skin tone. I currently use their THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil Cosrx Another good brand that formulates well while still being very reasonably priced. I love their COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence CeraVe A tried and true brand. There is a reason why dermatologists recommend this. CeraVe is formulated with non irritating ingredients, that may make them seem “boring” by not being packed with actives, but effective. I have a few of their products. CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream and CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum
My Current PM Routine
I recently did my AM routine.... Guess it's time to do my PM routine. Keep in mind my routines do tend to change frequently due to me trying different products to review, but this is my current one. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm (I have to double check, but I think it's fragrence free) So far I'm enjoying this one. I like the ease of the tube and the texture is nice to get off my makeup and sunscreen. I actually like this one better than Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm (not Fragrence free) and it's cheaper. I still enjoy then I met you, but it's not in the tube and I like inkey's texture better. Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser (Fragrence free) I've been using this one for PM because I feel like my milky cleansers aren't strong enough to get off the balm (it probably is). It's still gentle, while still feeling cleansing. I will say there's been times where I don't get it fully off and then when I go into my next step, it still foams up and I have to go back in and REALLY make sure I got it off Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence(I think it's fragrence free. Again I'd have to double check) I haven't used this one enough yet to make a review, but so far I like it. It's watery like a toner so that's how I've been using it. My go to is usually COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence which I still use in the AM. I want to like Hanskin because I don't have a toner and wouldn't mind using this product in that place COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (Fragren free) I've already reviewed this one! Def a holy grail because it makes my skin feel plump and hydrated. If you can get around the idea of using snail slime, it is worth it! ETUDE - Soonjung Hydro Barrier Cream(Fragrence free) Another product too soon to review since it just recently joined my routine. It does leave a little shine while its waiting to sink in so if I keep it in my routine it would be for PM. So far my go to is CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream and I'm curious to find a cream that is a little more complex in it's ingredients list THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil (Fragrence free) I've been using this for a few weeks now. It is nice for hydration, but it sits on my skin. I feel like it sits on my skin for a long time. If I'm going straight to bed, I feel like it gets on my pillow and hair making a oily mess. I like to use this if I know I have time before laying down
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Little bottle, BIG results!
I have been having a frustrating amount of breakouts on my jaw due to mask wearing and on my forehead due to hat wearing. In search of effective acne products I turned to my friends for suggestions. My best friend strongly recommended this product so I just had to try it out. The Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel is 1.5% salicylic acid, the highest concentration I have been able to find in a treatment. While I won’t deny it burns upon application, it feels as though it is working! The clear gel goes on smooth and dries quickly. It is advertised as drying but can be used 1-3 times per day. Things I love about it: • Clean at Sephora Product • Sulfate free • Paraben free • Formaldehyde free • No toxic fragrance additives • Mineral oil free • Includes witch hazel (a natural astringent) While I am still battling this ongoing acne and pairing this product with others (such as proactiv - Complexion Perfecting Hydrator as mentioned in my previous post), I have been happy with the results this product shows and will continue to use it to treat my breakouts. Retails for $19 ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel If you’ve tried this product, I want to hear what you think about it! Love it? Hate it? Comment below! #CherieCreator
Acne and Dark spot Treatment
So much power in one tiny bottle!!🤩 I have been using this product for sometime now and I must say I am not disappointed. After I wash my face I use this as a spot treatment. I can tell that my acne has gotten smaller. Sometimes my acne completely goes away if I address it right away. It doesn’t work in a day for dark spots;however, I have notice that it fades after several days of use. Does anyone have any suggestions for acne and dark spot treatments? ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel
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Youth to the People dreams ☁️🌈
Me: DRY skin in winter (combo in summer), very sensitive/reactive/allergic, currently acne prone, also have a nose that is very picky about scents Onto my next bunch of brand minis, I tried the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - With Pride Minis Kit Overall excellent kit for the price, all good products worth trying, and generously sized minis! Least Favorite: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial This one was just kind of anticlimactic for me. It smelled nice, it worked fine, it didn’t bother my skin, but I also didnt see much of a difference? Overall good physical exfoliator, but maybe physical exfoliators just arent for me. The next physical exfoliant I’m trying is the GOOD MOLECULES - Pineapple Exfoliating Powder Second Place: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I liked this cleanser. As a dry skin person I was SURE this would be too stripping, but actually it wasnt too bad! I am definitely more of a creamy cleanser person, but I can see myself loving this in summer. I like the ingredients, and i like the green juice smell. Overall ~4.5 stars. My next “green juice” cleanser to try is the Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser The Absolute Best 😍😍😍: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask literally a dream. Hydrated and glowy and smooth and so much more. I’m realizing that it is quite hard to get both hydrated AND glowing. This smells delicious and makes my face feel like a baby’s butt in the morning. Absolutely 10 stars all around. I’m trying out another vitamin c sleeping mask (KORRES - Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial) but honestly, I dont even know why because i should just take the plunge and buy the jumbo size of this dream mask ☁️🌈 How do you feel about YTTP? I’m curious to try the moisturizers. I love the green smell but I’m guessing the superfood air whip moisturizer will be too light for me. Any dry folks who have tried both? Also need to try the superberry oil, especially if it smells like the mask! Also, which of their two eye creams would you recommend trying? Leave it in the comments!
Lit From Within Glowwww✨😍
I recently started using these 4 products for almost 2 weeks now & I’m never turning back!!! •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil •YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask •Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid I have never had such a consistent glow to my skin since starting these! I get complimented daily! I love these products so much. The two Youth To The People creams absorb so quickly & don’t leave it feeling like you have all this junk on your face either. My previous moisturizer would always pill up once I went to put anything else on my face & these don’t do that! The Glossier serum is also extremely light & doesn’t clog pores which is something I was worried about initially. It comes out in this pinkish color but it doesn’t turn your skin any other, it just gives you a dewy look. & the Youth To The People serum is amazing of course! It literally gives me this glow like no other! A little bit goes a very long way, as with most of their products. Now I just need to clear up the little bit of texture I have left in my chin! I blame it on the fact that I went out quite a bit the last week (church, grocery shopping, random errands) & of course wore a mask the whole time! Resulting in some maskne 😢 But that is just temporary! As is every blemish! I definitely recommend trying these products guys! They are HOLY GRAILS if there ever was one! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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Hello everybody who has hearted my posts to see my skin care journey (: This is what my skin has been looking like still using all of the same products! The only thing I’ve added is a jade roller just because it’s sooooo relaxing lol. I do have acne scars and rosacea, but I’ve noticed my rosacea is reduced when I treat my skin well. Now remember I’m also 9 months Preggo and haven’t been eating the best 😬 Guilty I know, but my skin is looking so much healthier and glowier! I don’t have perfect skin, but I do see a huge improvement from what I’ve dealt with in the past. First I still use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm balm to remove my makeup. Oats are very calming for your skin and reduce redness so I love the way this feels when I double cleanse. Next I rinse that off well and go in with my LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser This stuff hasn’t broken me out once and I have very sensitive skin so I definitely recommend just trying it out for yourself. After I cleanse my skin I go in with my PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as a toner. (Only use at night) This stuff is strong, but I find using it only at night helps more because I’m not adding so much to my face. This has helped reduce my pores and also clear some mild breakouts and redness on my face. Next I go in with my amazing oil I got of amazon Cos De BAHA - Azelaic Acid 10% Serum with Niacinamide Acne Scar Removal + Redness Relief Face Now this stuff is AMAZING. I apply this with the dropper every morning and night and it is a miracle worker!! I would rate this more than 5 stars. It helps calm your skin and also helps with breakouts, hyperpigmentation and so much more. After this step I use my Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer The reason I give it three stars is because it’s just your average basic moisturizer to me.. it works, but I’m sure there’s better moisturizers out there. For the price though it’s worth it if you want something easy. Next step after is always sunscreen in the morning! Never at night for me and I use GARNIER - Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 I only have been using this since December so I won’t give it five stars yet, but this is a good 3-1 face serum with spf! One thing I like is it doesn’t leave a white cast on me. Things I don’t like is how it has a lot of fragrance and it also can burn my eyes sometimes. If anyone has a better spf to try let me know (: That’s all I do for the morning and night time and then of course use my jade roller to feel relaxed. I do use my THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream but I don’t see a difference on my under eyes. I’ll keep you all updated again soon ! ❤️
My Current AM Routine
I feel like my routine is always changing due to purchasing new products to try and review, however here is my current AM routine. HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash (fragrence free) I've only just recently started using this, but I will say I like this one. I find it similar to LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser Holifrog is a little more hydrating since it feels like a lotion than a cleanser. The La Roche cleanser is a good dupe if you need something a little cheaper and at the convince stores. If you have dry skin I highly recommend Holifrog, but if you have normal to oily skin and are just experiencing some sensitivity (like your skin barrier) then I would go with La Roche. COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence (fragrence free) I really enjoy this product because I feel like I am getting a good size value for the price. It also doesn't feel any different than any other HA essence or serum that I've tried (one being a very expensive one). Krave - Great Barrier Relief (fragrence free) This guy is definitely my holy Grail and I have reviewed it before. I use it daily due to my dry skin, but if you have normal to oily skin I definitely recommend having this on hand especially if you like to try new products and if it possibly irritates you or if you over do actives. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum (fragrence free) I've also done a review already on this one. It is very potent and has a stable form of vit C, however unless you are trying to severely even out skin tone or remove dark spots, I would not spend the money. It is definitely pricey (almost $100). If you really need the potency of this product, then go ahead. Otherwise if you are just looking to fix minor issues/use it to go along with your spf, I'd go with a cheaper (still stable) product likeTHE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml(I have not personally tried this inkey list product, but have heard good things about it's ingredients as well as being a reasonable price) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream (fragrence free) I am really enjoying this new product. It is a step up fromCeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream which I also love for the simplicity and price value, but this one has even more soothing ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal. I like to use this in the morning because it doesn't make my face overly shiny before I head out the door and it also goes well under make up (with a primer of course) #Deoproce - Hyaluronic Cooling Sun Gel spf 50[products]#[FourStars] (NOT fragrence free) I just recently bought this sunscreen and it is my first Korean spf. I love how easily it goes on and it gives me enough glow without looking greasy. My complaint would be that it's not fragrence free, but I'm happy it got me started. Next I'll likely try Krave - The Beet ShieldorTHANK YOU FARMER - Sun Project Water Sun Cream
Reflecting on 2020
2020 is coming to a close. I think we are all very hopeful for a better 2021. 2020 has been challenging year. But, as hard as it has been for me having a newborn & a toddler at home during two lockdowns now (Ontario is officially locked down today again), it has also given me LOTS of time with my kids, a HUGE appreciation for stay at home moms, and appreciating all the things I took for granted like seeing friends & family at Christmas. Here’s my @cherie2020 Top 5 1. Product My favourite has been SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment I received it in a sample bag from Sephora and was blown away by the results. It’s a 7 % lactic acid treatment in a milky serum consistency. It also contains licorice root extract. You really can notice it smooth & brighten your skin in 3 minutes! I haven’t bought the full size yet. It retails for $112 CAD for 1oz. But when my sample runs out I think this one is worth the money! (The sample is .25oz and I’ve been using it once a week for about 6 weeks and I might have one use left) 2. Trend Does Vitamin C count as a trend? I only started my skincare journey 6 months ago. I didn’t really know anything about skincare ingredients. Now I’ve bought two Vitamin C serums, an eye cream, and face wash! Vitamin C is powerful antioxidant that helps give you brighter, tighter, and overall more radiant looking skin. I definitely have noticed a difference since starting use to Vitamin C serums! VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum(haven’t started using) OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser 3. Best Look My best book would have to be my everyday 5 minute natural make-up look (see earlier post). Before I started my skincare journey in the summer, I was maybe washing my face in the shower and putting on lotion. Definitely no make-up. I looked tired and dull. Now I take care of my skin, so even without make-up I look brighter and I also take 5 minutes to put on a little make-up, even if it is just to walk the kids to the park and it makes me feel a lot better about my appearance. CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek CLINIQUE - High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara CLINIQUE - Just Browsing Brush-on Styling Mousse 4. Favourite Creator on Cherie I might be biased because I won a great giveaway from her, but I really love following @JadesJourney I really enjoy her intersection between skincare and wellness. Check her out! 5. Something I learned The biggest thing I learned this year is not only can I find the time everyday to take care of my skin but that I look forward to it! Happy New Year!
I thought I would share this great deal I came across on Sephora Canada! Ole Henriksen’s Happy Go Lucky kit is on sale for $32. It includes a FULL SIZE 15ml OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crèmeand a 60ml OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser(a $67 value) On top of that Sephora has it’s Major Sale promotion. Add the promo code MAJORSALE and get an extra 20% off sale items! That makes this kit $25.60! I have been wanting to try the OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crèmebecause it’s an Allure 2020 winner and it’s great reviews for helping dark circles. The eye cream retails for $52 CAD on its. This deal makes it’s 50% plus the cleanser! An early Christmas present for myself 🤗
Hyaluronic Acid + Tea Tree For A Smooth, Clear Complexion
Hyaluronic acid comes in different names, and one of them is sodium hyaluronate. HA is a substance that’s naturally present in our body. But, just like other substances that our body naturally produces, its regeneration slows down as we age. Some experts call hyaluronic acid the ‘fountain of youth’ as it’s a potent anti-aging substance that keeps the skin plump and youthful. It also minimizes fine lines. Cosmetic doctors use it as a main ingredient in fillers to treat their patient’s wrinkles; others use it to achieve fuller, more luscious lips. I’ve been a fan of HA since I find it helpful for my dry combination skin. Tea tree is known for its antimicrobial properties hence, it’s very popular among individuals with oily, acne-prone skin types. But, it’s not just good for those who suffer from acne. It does wonders to people who suffer from redness and irritation, just like me. I like using products with this ingredient to help with the redness on my cheeks area, and to treat my occasional zit that usually sprouts during that time of the month. Tea tree has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating skin inflammation, redness, irritation that I usually get as I have sensitive skin. This Shiseido creamy cleanser is perfect as it doesn’t strip away my skin’s natural oils because it has HA in it. I like following it with this really affordable toner from the clean beauty brand, Human Nature. Together, they do wonders in keeping the moisture locked in my dry combination face, and treating the redness in my cheeks too. Definitely recommend this combo!
Drug store favorites you can’t pass up!
UPDATE TO ORDER OF PRORUCTS- As of 9/19/20 this is the new order of products - 1. Cerave cleansing wash 2. Toner of choice I use Clinique 3. The ordinary Niacininide and zinc - pat in and let dry 5 minutes 4. Retinol moisturizer - olay 5. Eye cream - olay 6. Kiehls midnight recovery oil. I noticed putting the oil on top of my moisturizer helps it to set in and leave me less oily! So I am a fan of buying things for a good price. And I understand getting what you want for your skin can be difficult - but these saved my skin. 1. CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser after MANY a recommendation to try this I caved and pulled the trigger. For about 15 dollars at Target I found a new foaming Cleanser. It’s got a quick clip open and close which makes it easy instead of a cap like some of my other face washes. It’s got a thin consistency but foams up when you rub it in. Over the course of two weeks my skin is nice and clean. Barely any visible acne in site 2. OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream now the eye cream I’m new too. I started this on Monday so only a few days but I absolutely love the consistency. Easy application (I use my pinky) dab in the cream and swipe under my eyes. Unlike kiehls it isn’t thick and absorbs very quickly. 3. Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate - for someone who had extremely oily skin I was hesitant about this product. But after using it for three months straight - it has helped even my skin and nightly oil production. I wake up and my skin is even. It smells wonderfully of essential oils and I use it on bug bites - so dual purposed ! It leaves a nice layer of oil but I let it sit for about 10 minutes before applying my nightly moisturizer. It doesn’t leave me greasy. It’s not drug store and a bit of a splurge but well worth it to me. 4. Last but not least - the product that i am so happy to end my day with - the OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer . This product gets me through the day. For some of you it’s lunch time - for others of you it’s working out but for me - I look forward to use this product. Wild - I know. But it’s so greAt. So after applying shes 1-3 I add a dab to my forehead and cheeks and rub in. This is thick but not overbearing for my oily skin. This cocktail is absolutely amazing and has left me feeling clean and polished. And the next day you can tell it has done it’s job! Any questions drop em below and I’d be happy to respond! Good luck all and for drug store prices - you can’t go wrong !!
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
Found some good stuff
In the past 6-10 months, i have FINALLY gotten my hands on some products that really work! I have been washing my face with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermin Castille Soap when I get ridiculously oily, Clinque acne foaming wash is my standard, stopped using the mechanical exfoliators (the gritty cleansers), invested in the clinque acne gel treatment and dramatically different moisturizer, and found myself cerave retinol serum, and got some tea tree oil and organic jojoba oil for a few nights a week when i need to treat my skin better. Well on my way to get smoother, clearer skin that I haven’t seen since middle school! (Only thing is I’m super sun sensitive now) CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel DR. BRONNER'S - Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap ADVANCED CLINICALS - Tea Tree Oil KATE BLANC - USDA Certified Organic Jojoba Oil LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatment CLINIQUE - Pep-Start Eye Cream
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
Save is a natural, slowing down skin's aging process skin care brand perfect for the most sensitive skins thanks to its exceptionally gentle formulas. All products are cruelty-free, vegan, without silicones, fragrances (both synthetic and natural), essential oils, colors, alcohol, parabens, SLS, phthalates, mineral oils, sulfates and GMO. And I cannot agree more. Formulas are really very gentle and great for using on top of actives to minimaze irritation and balance skin microbiome. 🌱 Cleanser is non-foaming with very light natural scent, it cleanses without stripping and drying and leaves skin very soft. Ideal for everyday cleansing for the most sensitive skin types. 🌱 Ultra-light Moisturizer with bamboo bioferment, bakuchiol, squalane and complex of pre- probiotics. It is very lightweight and hydrating, makes skin very soothed and smooth. I love it so much. And I appreciate that it is fragrance-free. 🌱 Smoothing Eye Cream with bakuchiol, algae, complex of pre and probiotics, alpha-glucan, fucus extract and polymnia sonchifolia root juice. Again, super gentle cream, which gives comfort and hydration to skin. I love using it on top of hydrating or peptide eye serum. 𝗭𝗜𝗧𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗔 Killa Kit includes 8 Killa microdart patches and 8 Cleana swabs. Killa patches have self-dissolves microdarts with HA, salicylic acid, niacinamide, IG-76 peptide and sodium hydroxide. Microdarts dissolve within the epicentre of your pimple two hours after a KILLA is applied, flooding the heart of spot with hard-working ingredients. And let me say they work as mentioned. It reduced my deep pimple overnight. And now I put in in the morning and already see it almost disappears.
Rate My Routine
I'm pretty new to skin care routines. I am 41, have normal to oily combo skin, some hyperpigmentation and no active acne. I got a gift card for Amazon and I want to use it on mymyself and get something for my skin. I have TO Niamicide being delivered today and after that I'm at a loss. HELP!
The Ordinary-Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%
A.M. Routine ✨
After seeing a dermatologist, I have started using clindamycin gel in the AM and tretinoin cream in the PM for my persistent acne. I also have dry, sensitive skin so I am taking things slow. For 2-4 weeks, I’ll be using the clindamycin gel every other day, and then every day as prescribed. My P.M. post details how I use the tretinoin cream. Here is my A.M. routine! CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This is a gentle, creamy cleanser that’s perfect for dry, sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft & hydrated, not stripped. PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner This is a new addition to my routine, and I absolutely love it! It has a milky texture and leaves my skin feeling soft & less irritated. I apply it with a reusable fabric pad. PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum This is also a new addition to my routine. I like this product, but I don’t love it. I will be trying out the Krave Great Barrier Relief serum when I’m out of this. Clindamycin Gel- I apply a pea-size amount of the gel every other day. I apply dots of the gel on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing it in. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin After letting everything dry, I apply this moisturizing cream. It’s very thick, but for the most part absorbs into the skin. There is some left on top to form a protective barrier. I re-apply throughout the day on extra dry & irritated areas. I will be trying out First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Relief Cream to see if I like it better. Rodan and Fields Soothe Sunscreen- This is a mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF. I have been using it for over a year, and I really love it. It leaves my skin feeling soft & less red/irritated. I will be trying the Purito Centella Unscented sunscreen to see if I like it better than this one.
PAULA'S CHOICE-Enriched Calming Toner
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