Fight pollution with antioxidants
In this short video, I showcase some of my favourite antioxidant products. Skincare that fights pollution is bascially skincare that picks up and neutralizes free-radical damage- and those ingredients are antioxidants. Free radicals are atoms that have an imbalance of electrons- ideally molecules should have a pair of electrons- but free radicals just have 1. This has them "running around" scavenging electrons from other molecules- in turn creating more free radicals. Antioxidants are free molecules that have many electrons free for donations- they dont need to have paired electrons. So they can in turn donate electrons to free radicals and restore balance. Antioxidants are a great way to help prevent signs of aging, sun damage and external pollutants, also known as exposomes. I believe its much easier to prevent than to try to correct the damages later on, which is why antioxidants are my favorite type of ingredient in skincare. I also love that they are usually derived from fruits and other healthy foods, so a) they make great snacks and b) in skincare, they’re usually naturally derived. All the products shown in the video are products that I’m loving- textures are lovely, non tacky and have a smooth finish on the skin. They allow for a very smooth application for makeup overtop as well and I have been seeing lots of smoothing and brightening results with all of them 🙌🏼 #cheriepartner LANCÔME - Énergie de Vie Intense Essence
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The Best of Vitamin C serums
Vitamin C treatments
Oct. 21, 2020
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An amazing brand with a great vitamin c serum!
I love Three Ships Beauty formulates with all natural ingredients and uses the best natural products to deliver the best results, and effectively! I also love that they have an ingredient glossary on their site to show just how transparent they are with their ingredients! So Dew Drops is a vitamin-c serum with hydrating capabilities. The vitamin c content comes from the kakadu plum- which I’ve learned is actually the worlds highest source of vitamin c 😱 and has the potential to brighten, anti-age, neutralize free radicals and flush out toxins with its antioxidant capability. The serum is also formulated with tremella mushroom- or snow mushroom which is rich is hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and gluconic acid- two humectants and great hydrators 🙌🏼 When I first swatched this I wanna as shocked how smooth it made my skin feel within seconds! Its a gel serum and feels a tiny but jelly but once worked into the skin, feels like water and soaks up so amazingly. My skin has been feeling so smooth since I started using it 🧖🏼♀️ And always, you can save 20% with my affiliate code Leena20 at @threeshipsbeauty checkout, if you want to try a new vitamin c serum- this is the one! #cheriepartner
My favorite serums- Vitamin C edition
Vitamin C serums are hard. You need to find a good one thats stable, has good packaging to maintain the stability, and you have to be able to recognize when its oxidized. I’ve found some great vit c serums that you need to use up right away- and some that are a bit more stable. L-ascorbic acid is the most unstable form of vitamin c, and all of these serums contain that ingredient. Probably the best two in terms of stability are the VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules and NEOSTRATA - Vitamin C Concentrate as they are single use products encapsulated in a single use packet like a capsule (neostrata) or an ampoule (vichy). Technically, VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules is a two-use product as you’re supposed to use half an ampoule during the day and the other half at night, but thats still a good way to keep the product stable. These ahould be stored in the dark to maintain their stability as well. I have to say I favour the Neostrata one because of the texture. Its such a silky texture, it doesnt feel liquidy like the rest, which my oily skin lovesss. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum has an opaque package so light wont be able to get through, keeping the product stable for longer. It is naturally orange/yellow due to the banana powder in the product to immediately brighten the skin, so its hard to tell if its oxidized, but with its type of packaging, and if you use it up right away (no rotation) you should be good. three ships - Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum is a natural product source of vitamin c. The l-ascorbic acid content is from the kakadu plum making this product more stable as the vit c source is a plant extract and not the unstable chemical itself. I do have a coupon code to allow you to save 20% on their products- Three Ships is an amazing natural skincare brand! Enter LEENA20 at checkout! Lastly, VIVIER - Radiance Serum has the most stable formula- wirh vitamin e and ferulic acid to help keep the vitamin c in its most stable form, and its stored in a black bottle, keeping light from penetrating. It comes out as a clear serum, so itll be easy to detect oxidization. If used up right away, you should be good too. #cheriepartner
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Anyone else as OBSESSED with Herbivore products?
HERBIVORE - Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin HERBIVORE - Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil for Dry Skin HERBIVORE - Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum HERBIVORE - Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist HERBIVORE - Orchid Facial Oil HERBIVORE - PINK CLOUD Rosewater Moisture Creme HERBIVORE - Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment This brand holds a special place in my heart because it was the first brand I used when I started my skincare journey. This was also the first brand who’s products showed me significant results in a short amount of time. I absolutely adore ALL of their oils and have recently been obsessed with their Moon Fruit Night Treatment. All of their oils are lightweight and serve different purposes but they all hydrate skin so well! I’m on my 3rd-4th bottle of each oil and have no plans on stopping! One of their newest products (not pictured here) is a cleanser that is now my fav cleanser! It’s called the HERBIVORE - Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser and it works so well at cleaning my skin and controlling blemishes. This brand is on the pricier side but they are so worth it! 🐰🌱 All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free and have no additives!
This has got to be one of my favorite night creams- super effective and felt really nice on. I have so many sleeping masks right now, but once I need to restock I’m definitely going to get this again. The texture is lovely to me, but best of all i love how my skin feels in the morning after the cream has done its work. My skin feels incredibly soft and smooth and with continued use I felt like my skin felt so much more plump. I also love that this product is all natural, but it doesnt have any preservatives so it has to be used up really quickly- you cant really switch this in and out of your routine- thats the only downside. It also undergoes a colour change which is completely normal and doesnt have anything to do with the product going bad- according to the brand. HERBIVORE - Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
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I made it through a few products this month. VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream fresh - Soy Face Cleanser Jumbo N°7 - Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Empties are bittersweet. These are a few of my favorites. Have you tried any of these? #cheriecreatoe #whoisnee
fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum VERSO - Skincare Super Eye Serum IOPE - Limited Edition Rentinol Expert Essence 0.1% e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream #e.l.f. Cosmetics - Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow[products]# CATRICE COSMETICS - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid FILORGA - Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream MISSHA - Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++ flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion See any goodies?!?! #whoisnee #cheriecreator #novemberfavorites
No makeup clear skin goals
Whats better than a smooth makeup finish? A smooth makeup base aka clear skin! Lets talk about the ideal routine: The ideal skin routine contains a double cleanse, an exfoliating product (or two), a vitamin c product, a hyaluronic acid product, a retinol, antioxidants and a good moisturizer and of course SUNSCREEN. My double cleanse compromises of a cleansing balm VO BEAUTY - Milky Melt-away Cleansing Balm and following with a salicylic acid gel cleanser because I am oily and slightly acne prone BIODERMA - Sébium Gel moussant . This combo has kept my oils in control, and cleanses my skin and removes all residue. My antioxidants come from my LANCÔME - Énergie de Vie Intense Essence , an essence I use in both my day and night routine, but it is more important to fight free radicals during the day, so ideally, use your antioxidants products in your AM routine. Vitamin C is also another great antioxidant, and another must-have in any routine for the brightening effects and ability to smooth the skin. I’m currently using three ships - Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum , a new product that I’ve been loving because of the beautiful texture and finish. I do not currently use a retinol, but was using a retinol alternative HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum however it is now discontinued and I am on the lookout for another bakuchiol product/ retinol alternative. Exfoliating is super important to me. I have pretty oily skin and one of my biggest concerns is my large pores and I feel like HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum has seriously changed my life in terms of pores and akin texture. I also use exfoliators in my masks or toners, but you want to make sure you dont overdo it with exfoliation, because it can disrupt your moisture barrier. My hyaluronic acid product is and will always be VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum . Hyaluronic acid is leading hydrating ingredient in skincare as it has powerful humectant properties and can retain 1000x its weight in water. This in terms hydrates and plumps the skin and fights dehydration. Another hydrating product I’ve been testing is VOLITION - Snow Mushroom Water Serum which I love the texture of. Currently I’m using my Vichy serum during the day because its lighter and thinner and my Volition serum at night, and like it so far, but I do not think I would replace my Vichy serum with the Volition serum (price difference), Of course you’ll want a moisturizer for your specific skin type and concerns, but with the point is to protect and moisturize your skin. I’m loving my GROUNDED SAGE SKINCARE - Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer because of the texture and the niacinamide in it fore my pores. And do NOT forget about sunscreen. That is going to protect and repair your skin! #cheriepartner
Current rotation spotlight
Some products in current rotation Youth To The People Adaptogen deep moisture cream What can I say? Yet another stellar formulation from YTTP. This applies as a heavy cream but melts into the skin like a dream whilst delivering a blanket of hydration. Eve Hansen Beauty Golden rosehip facial oil Such a beautiful, lightweight oil that’s been so easy to incorporate into my routine. This is packed full of anti-inflammatory fatty acids as well as vitamin A & C to help with redness. Btw, this only has 4 ingredients in it. 4! Le Dew Beauty Baby smooth serum It started snowing heavily again 2 days ago so this baby is back in my routine. Still one of the best HA serums I’ve ever used and always leaves my skin soft and hydrated. Mahina Beaute Turn on the light vit C serum This is still in testing phases for me but so far, I like it. It’s lightweight, absorbs beautifully and layers well underneath my other products.
Mahina Beaute-"Turn On The Light" Face Serum
The Magic of Shani Darden Skincare 💫
Shani Darden skincare update I’ve incorporated Retinol Reform and their Oil Free Moisturizer into my routine frequently these past few months. The moisturizer has been such a dream. It’s so weightless and leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking smooth without any clogging. With normal to combination skin, oil free moisturizers are my go-to and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint. Cult favorite retinol reform is super gentle with 2.2% encapsulated retinol. My main concerns are dullness and uneven tone. Over a few months of using this 2 times per week, my skin looks brighter and more even and I’m excited to see the results once I finish the bottle. Have you tried anything from the brand? SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer ________ *gifted
SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE-Retinol Reform
I’ve been using the DEWY&BAE - RAW GLOW Nourishing Facial Oil Serumfor a few months now, and I really have enjoyed it. It’s a really nourishing oil that sinks into the skin quickly, it’s super hydrating, and is gentle enough that it hasn’t caused any irritation to my skin at all. It retails for $56 USD and claims to: rebalance the skin, hydrate, and protect. When I use this my skin is glowy, deeply hydrated, and feels really plump. I don’t have to worry about it sitting on top of my skin for more than a few minutes bc it sinks in very quickly. There is a smell to it, so that can be irritating to some, but I haven’t experienced any sensitivity to it. Overall I would give this bad boi a 5/5 star rating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
DEWY&BAE-RAW GLOW Nourishing Facial Oil Serum
Okay so I want to talk about the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil - I’ve used a deluxe sample of this and then I received the full size in a mystery bag, so I’ve used this pretty regularly over the last two months. It’s a nice oil - but my only gripe with this is that it doesn’t layer super well with other products. It’s perfect if you use a very light moisturizer or a serum, but if you try to layer it over an average moisturizer or something thicker it will definitely pill. That being said, it’s great for brightening and delivers a nice instant glow. Because of how will it affects my skin it gets 4 stars - I wish it layered better but that’s my only complaint.
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon (Minty smell!)
dermalogica - Sound Sleep Cocoon Night Gel-Cream First time trying a DERMALOGICA product and I like it! It definitely feels extremely moisturizing on the skin. This has Vitamin C and it’s supposed to brighten my skin in the morning. I definitely felt the softness on my skin the following morning ❤️
dermalogica-Sound Sleep Cocoon Night Gel-Cream
Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Cream / Ceramidin Serum / Ceramidin Liquid Cream: 4/5 💮 Serum: 5/5 💮 Liquid: 4/5 💮 ——— All claim to deeply hydrate and strengthen skin’s barrier and prevent water loss: All of them did Textures: The second picture shows the texture of each in order Scent - I cant describe it. It smells like what Belif cosmetics smell like Parabens - No ——— Ceramidin Cream: This cream is a thick texture but melts into the skin really nicely. I really enjoy the smell even though I cannot describe it, but there is definitely a fragrance. After using this a week I feel my skin is more moisturized and healthy looking. I didn’t think I’ll like it as much as I do! I would only repurchase this though if I decide to repurchase the serum. I feel like together they’re great but this cream alone I own equally good ones. Ceramidin Serum: This is my favorite out of all of them. After a week of using this I noticed a healthy glow and hydrated. I noticed this effect right away, the first day, but ignored it because I wanted to see if it continued. And it did! The smell is the same as the rest, which is one I truly enjoy! I love how it is not such a thin formula, I absolutely love the consistency of this serum! It did wonders on my skin! Even without using the other products of this line, it could do an amazing job! I would definitely repurchase this. Ceramidin Liquid: I was surprised it was so thick! It’s not THICK but I was expecting actual liquid. This was a positive thing as I truly enjoyed the consistency as well, it’s not runny and you can apply it smoothly on your face. This has the same smell, which I enjoy, once again. This could also work by itself and wouldn’t need the rest of the line. So if you’re looking for a “serum”-like, hydrating formula to add to your routine, I recommend this one! All in all, I’m happy I followed the stream and got this. It was very different from previous Ceramidin products I have tried in the past! Purchased at asos
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
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