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🥊 Battle of the Pimple Patches! 🥊
🥊 𝗪𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐭/𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬! 🥊 ↖️In one corner corner, we have the Hero Cosmetics 𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬, weighing in at $12.99/6 patches, and a whopping 173 hyaluronic acid micropoints. ↘️And in the other corner, we have ZitSticka’s 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐊𝐢𝐭, weighing in at $29/8 Killa patches + 8 Cleana swabs. These bad boys sport 24 microdarts filled with hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and niacinamide. 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟏, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round one is about effectiveness. After using nearly the entire box of Zitsticka and then trying only 2 of the Mighty Patches, Hero Cosmetics came out ahead with more effectively reducing those pesky under-the-skin pimples I’ve had. After feeling a bit let down by the Killa patches, I was blown away by how effective the Mighty Patches were. 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟐, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round two is all about the moolah. It’s pretty clear who is the winner here, as the Hero Cosmetics brand is much more affordable in general. I also was able to pick these up at my local Target which is a HUGE benefit! No waiting or paying for shipping! 🥊𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝟑, 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! Round three is packaging. I feel that although ZitSticka’s packaging is definitely sleek, it is super wasteful. Each patch comes individually wrapped inside a plastic case (to protect the micro darts, no doubt) which is then put in an individual foil pouch. Great for taking on the go, not so great for the environment. I like that the Mighty Patch comes 6 to a plastic package, and that it also sports more darts overall to cover more area. 𝐈𝐧 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲: In this fight, 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐓𝐊𝐎 over ZitSticka, which I wasn’t expecting! Both products were reimbursable through my FSA, which is a win-win. While Mighty Patches packed a bigger punch for me overall, I think both are worth trying and seeing what works best for you! 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴? 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦??
✨ Let’s talk 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐥𝐬! ✨ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? These are the patchology - Illuminating Glitter Eye Gel! Here’s more about them: “Every now and then, we could use a little help in the glow department. And these 𝘝𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘊-packed eye gels will do just that. Paired with 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘢 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵 to improve microcirculation which lightens the appearance of dark circles, 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵—an ancient skin brightener—to illuminate from within and light-catching 𝘗𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘴 for an instantaneous “lit-from-within” glow, you’re about to see things on the bright side.” 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: I think eye gels are more for pampering than effect, but I’ll continue using them because ya girl needs some pampering! I have become a BIG fan of Patchology in the past few months. I used to swear by the Pixi eye masks, but I have found myself reaching for the Patchology ones way more often lately. I really like how thick the Patchology gels are, and they seem to stay in place so much better than the Pixi ones. I can even put them over a face mask and they don’t slip and slide around at all! I also like that they’re individually wrapped — my sisters and I each had boxes of them and then did some swapping around so we could try a variety of them which I really liked for my first time trying a brand! I’m sold! 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: I got a variety pack of Patchology eye gels from my Mom as a stocking-stuffer, and the limited edition glitter ones were for the holidays, but are still available on their site! It’s $11 for a pack of 5, which I think is a great deal. They’re also individually wrapped so you can share the love! 𝐏𝐫𝐨 𝐭𝐢𝐩: I always keep my eye gels in the fridge, the extra cooling effect feels sooo nice! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘴??
patchology-Illuminating Glitter Eye Gel
💖 Let’s talk 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬! 💖 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This is EARTH HARBOR - TIDAL ROSE Crystal Hydration Toner! EH describes it as: “A natural toner, hydration-enhancer and makeup setter, Tidal Rose infuses nutrient-dense 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘥 with high-vibration 𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘘𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘻 𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, antioxidant-rich 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘢 𝘌𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵, and beautifying 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘤 𝘌𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵. She locks in moisture, softens skin, and restores pH balance while metaphysically balancing energy — all of which are vital for having fresh, rejuvenated skin.” 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: This skincare gem is SO refreshing. The spraying mechanism is perfect - plenty of product/coverage without feeling like you are getting pelted in the face (take notes, Pink Drink). This is my first experience with a spray toner, but I’ve really enjoyed using it. The actual piece of rose quartz in each bottle is such a lovely touch (swipe to see up close!), and the color and light rose scent make this just an all-around wonderful product. I’ve found myself using it as I would any other toner, but also for a quick hydrating refresh when needed (especially walking the dog in the cold!). 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: This product is an absolute STEAL at $16 for 2oz/60mL. But in case you want to take a few extra dollars off, don’t forget to use code 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝟐𝟎 through February 15th to get 20% off their Valentines Collection (includes Tidal Rose!), or code 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐈𝐃𝟏𝟓 for 15% off your first purchase if you’re coming across this post after the 15th. ☺️ **𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 (on my Instagram) 𝐈 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘺𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳?? 💖 PR but opinions are my own & the love is so so real!
EARTH HARBOR-TIDAL ROSE Crystal Hydration Toner
🌊 Amazing Hydrating Serum! 🌊
🌊 Let’s talk 𝐇𝐲𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐜𝐢𝐝! 🌊 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This skincare gem is EARTH HARBOR - Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum“Get that goddess glow by hydrating and replenishing skin with 8 juicy botanical hydrators, including 3 molecular weights of plant-based 𝘏𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘤𝘪𝘥, for effectively filling each layer of skin. Celestine is a true gem providing ultimate skinfoods of 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴, 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘉𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘴, 𝘕𝘪𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘦, 𝘈𝘭𝘰𝘦 𝘑𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘉𝘏𝘈𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘹𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴. Her lightweight consistency and smooth texture absorb beautifully into skin, imparting a plump finish and essential nutrients needed to visibly revive + nourish all skin types from sunrise to sunset.” 𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲: Earth Harbor is a small, family-owned business. As a company, they are dedicated to being nontoxic, synthetic-free, cruelty-free, vegan and plant-based. They also partner with 1% For The Planet to help save our oceans! 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: This serum is HEAVENLY. It is lightweight but truly is SO hydrating. I love using it after actives to lock in moisture/avoid drying my skin. I also like to mix it in with my moisturizer, especially at night, and wake up to super soft skin. And can we talk about the SMELL?! I don’t know how to describe it...I think it smells like Fruity Pebbles, my husband says it’s like candy, and the EH website says it smells of lemongrass. Regardless, I sometimes just open the bottle to smell it 🤤 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨: If you use my link (https://tinyurl.com/33ruf3py) I earn a small commission! Use code 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐈𝐃𝟏𝟓 for 15% off your first purchase! They’re also currently running a Valentine’s Day sale for 20% off select gems with code 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝟐𝟎. 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘌𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘵?? 💙PR but opinions are my own & the love is so so so real! #CherieCreator
EARTH HARBOR-Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum
I ❤️ Eye Creams!
👁 Let’s talk 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬! 👁 I know some people say eye creams are unnecessary but frankly IDGAF because I love them! Here are the two I’m currently using: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬? Here we have SUNDAY RILEY - Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Creamand YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Dream Eye Cream With Goji Stem Cell and Ceramides! 𝘚𝘙: Auto Correct is a “bestseller that banishes tired-looking eyes. An eye cream that instantly delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.” 𝘠𝘛𝘛𝘗: “This potent, fragrance-free overnight eye cream works to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles, firm the look of skin, and actively hydrate while you sleep. The breakthrough formula harnesses the power of high-tech goji stem cell, plant-based ceramides, vegan hyaluronic acid, and THD ascorbate (vitamin C)—a complete overnight eye recovery in one step.” 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: 𝘚𝘙: Auto Correct is my current AM eye cream, as it adds instant brightness. I do notice some depuffing as well, thanks to the caffeine in it. I had tried a sample size and decided I wanted to continue using it, but didn’t want to shell out $65 for an eye cream. So, I asked for it for Christmas and Santa delivered 😉 the little sample lasted me 30+ uses, so I’m gonna have this for a while! 𝘠𝘛𝘛𝘗: Dream Eye Cream is obviously my PM eye treatment and I am obsessed with its texture! It is thick and hydrating but smooths and absorbs so well. I seriously look forward to using it every night because it feels so luxurious! $48 seems steep, until you realize how little you need to cover both under eyes. This is going to last a looonnngg time and I’m so glad because I am loving it! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮??
SUNDAY RILEY-Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
This week’s ✨Cherie Spotlight ✨ w/o Jan 25
Hi all! Welcome to a new week of Cherie Spotlight 🎉🥳 Weekly winners of Cherie’s Picks, New on Cherie, and Cherie Convo will receive a free beauty gift to enjoy as a thanks for creating content and stories loved and cheered on by the cherie community. As a reminder: Cherie’s Picks - our favorite top engaged with content, selected by team cherie. New on Cherie - share your first posts on cherie for a chance to win! Cherie Convo - post into the topic of the week to win! Check out our last post to check the cherie convo of the week. This week’s Cherie Convo is 🏷Skin Positivity. Post into this topic and make sure you use the tag in order to enter to win Heraux - Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum - worth $250 (!!!) Good luck and happy posting!! 🍒
Heraux-Heraux Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum
How to figure out your skin type!
I’m dry! What are you? Any questions? Ask away! ❤️YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
Lip Care is Skincare Too! 💕 $8 Dupe
Lip care is definitely an important part of any skincare routine! For the longest time I was a big fan of the Fresh Lip Treatments but they were very expensive! One day I found the Physicans Formula Lip Treatment and noticed it felt very very similar to the Fresh one! Then magically it disappeared off the market for a few years and now it’s finally back! The fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment retails for $26 for .15oz of product (I have a mini above). They claim it hydrates your lips for up to 24 hours and smooths they looks of wrinkles. The lip balm is really smooth and coats your lips in the product. Personally, I like heavier lip balms that I can feel on my lips and this gives you that results. I wouldn’t say it lasts 24 hours but I don’t find myself needing to reapply it throughout the day. The only thing I don’t like about this lip balm is the product melts really easily. As you can see from my picture it can get misshapen pretty easily and eventually it gets to a point where it becomes hard to apply and breaks off in the tube so you have to be careful or else you’ll pull the whole thing out. The PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Organic Wear Lip Treatment retails for $8.49 for .15 oz of product. They claim that it hydrates, condition, and smooth the lips for a supple pout. Like Fresh it smooths over the lips and coats it beautifully. To me they feel exactly the same on the lips. It’s very nourishing and creamy. The difference with this one is it keeps its shape a lot better. I also don’t have the problem of it breaking off in the tube. Both products feel exactly the same on the lips and even have the same component which I found interesting. I personally like the packaging of Fresh better as it looks sleeker and the wrapper is showing wear and tear on my Physicans Formula but I like the formula of the Physicans Formula better. They both contain jojoba oil and beeswax but that seems to be about the only similarity ingredients wise. I also don’t detect a scent from either. I 100% stand by these as dupes though because they preform and feel the same on the lips (though I prefer the Physicans Formula). For $8 I would 100% recommend everyone pick this up. It’s like the Fresh formula but with all the kinks worked out. I use both of these in the morning and night time.
PHYSICIANS FORMULA-Organic Wear Lip Treatment
‼️Clean Skin Club towels‼️
Follow my skincare Instagram for more content! @skincare_by_reba 🥰 I’ve never been so proud of a video creation in my life 😂😂 But in all seriousness, these towels are awesome. Your bath towel air dries in a room where you flush the toilet...it’s teeming with bacteria and sometimes even E. Coli! If you’re spending all this money on cleansers, serums, oils but drying your face with your bath or hand towel, you’re doing yourself a disservice. I recently learned all of this and decided to try using paper towels to dry my face. I quickly realized how wasteful and bad for the environment that was! Enter: @cleanskinclub. Single-use, biodegradable and compostable, and not full of bacteria! Use coupon code REBA20 on cleanskinclub.com to get 20% off any purchase!! **I do not own the rights to either of these songs** #CherieCreator
My Skincare Journey
❤️ Honestly looking at this picture from four years ago versus today I am AMAZED at the results I see. I suffered from bad acne scarring (some of which I still have but not nearly as bad), redness, and dullness. ❤️ I started getting really interested in skincare probably a year after this picture was taken. I stopped using overly stripping cleansers, started using actives, and started moisturizing and protecting my skin. Here’s some products in particular that have made the biggest difference for me. ❤️ RETINOL- Retinol is a game changer. It’s the only thing that helped with my textural scarring and just gave my skin such a smoother appearance in general. Some retinols in particular that I’ve used are: Sunday Riley Luna Oil (great for beginners), Sunday Riley A+, Drunk Elephant A Passioni, and good old Tretinoin ❤️ Vitamin C- This helped so much with evening out my skin tone, getting rid of PIH, and giving my skin its glow back. Some that I love are Maelove The Glow Maker, Drunk Elephant C Firma, and Dermadoctor Kakadu C. ❤️ Chemical Exfoliants- These helped give my skin more clarity and glow and reduced any hyperpigmentation. Some I love are Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and Biologique Recherche Lotion P50
Must have at Sephora！With it, stay up late without fear!🥰🥰
Would you like to hang out in Sephora and Ulta just like me? It's not about buying anything. But every time I go, there will be some new products or promotions. After you buy it, you will find the occasional "trophy" really useful. I am a typical oily skin, so I often go to Sephora to see what products are suitable for me. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask $48 This is a mask that Sephora staff recommended to me. It is hard to find in other places and is a relatively niche brand. Its brand was established in 2015, which is Youth To the People. Its custom formulations blend nutrient-dense premium super foods with clinical, pro-grade vegan actives, pushing the boundaries of efficacy and environmental consciousness, for the benefit of our skin's health. It is an overnight mask with Vitamin C as its main functional component. In other words, the main function of this product is to moisturize and brighten skin color. This mask is used for smearing. Its most prominent feature is that it can thoroughly hydrates, plumps, and brightens with THD ascorbate (vitamin C), antioxidant-rich superberries, squalane, and hyaluronic acid. Therefore, the skin problems it can solve are Dryness, Dullness, Uneven Texture, Fine lines and wrinkles. I like this product very much, because my skin has been allergic or has pimples after using this mask. But the most valuable thing about this facial mask is that it contains Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid. These can mimic your skin's natural oils to boost skin hydration without the risk of clogged pores. So even if you have oily skin like me, then I It is also recommended that you can use this mask. I usually take this product as the last step of skin care before going to bed. Apply a layer evenly on your face. The next day, my skin will become translucent and white, no matter how late I stayed up late the day before.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask