Hi, IG @thechicsbeauty I love learning and sharing new things about skincare.
Love that this cleanser doesn’t dry my skin
LANEIGE - Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser 🔍What is it? A low pH (5.5) gentle cleanser that combines the cleansing oil and cleansing milk to melt away impurities and makeup along with leaving the skin clean, soft and moisturized. 🔍Ingredients: Milk oil, white leaf tea water, jojoba seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil 🔍 Texture: Light and runny milky texture. It doesn’t feel oily neither does it lather 🔍My skin type: I have a normal to dry skin type living in temperate climatic conditions. Currently, my skin is towards drier side due to winter and central heating. 🔍What I like about this cleanser? - I prefer to use it in morning or as my second cleanse. - It is gentle and doesn’t dry my skin (which is a win win for me currently). - I like how it leaves my skin soft and hydrated. The texture reminds me of their Cream Skin toner - No irritation. 🔍What I do not like about this? - It doesn’t remove my makeup completely. I still prefer my cleansing balms over it as a first cleanse. - It also doesn’t feel like a cleanser as compared to my favourite ones 🔍Price $34
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser
Antioxidants in skincare
Free radicals are produced as a byproduct in the body as well as are result of various external sources including ultraviolet radiations, pollution, pesticides, smoking. They damage the body’s healthy cells. Antioxidants help neutralise these excess free radicals and prevent damages to DNA, protein, lipids. They are produced endogenously in our body but certain factors affect the amount of antioxidants required to scavenge these free radicals. To prevent our skin from oxidative stress damage, topical application of antioxidants have proven to be beneficial.
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
LANEIGE - Cream Skin Mist The antioxidant and amino acid rich Cream Skin Mist. This has exactly same formulation as Cream Skin toner in a fine mist form. Packed with White leaf tea water, Meadowfoam seed oil, Glycerin this mist is hydrating, repairing and nourishing. My normal to dry skin absolutely love this. It also feels very refreshing. Price $27
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Mist
What is Skin Barrier and how to take care of it
The overall protective properties of the stratum corneum and epidermis are often referred to as the “skin barrier”, while their performance is known as the “skin barrier function” Several key enzymes and non-enzymatic proteins are involved in the formation of components of stratum corneum, as well as in desquamation, which is the process of skin shedding at the skin surface. Hydration is needed to facilitate desquamation. A vital skin barrier is very important for skin health.
Thank you SO much Cherie!!! 🍒
I am blown away getting this amazing gift from Cherie!! I feel so incredibly special and loved! I know I go on and on about how much this app and you amazing humans have pulled me out of a depression from this absolutely insane year we have all had but I truly mean it!! I couldn’t be any prouder to be a #cheriecreator !! In this awesome swag box there is: flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion flamingo - Light Hydrating Spray flamingo - flamingo Deep Nourishing Cream These have such a light pretty smell and I tested them already and think these are just what my dry winter skin needed!! The prettiest eyeshadow pallete I have ever owned: LORAC - PRO Palette Artist Edition Meraki I can’t wait to use this and I’ll be sure to show you guys what I create! ❤️ A SUPER comfy sweater, a face mask, an awesome tote bag, and the CUTEST stickers!! 😍 Which my daughter has already locked in to 😂 And the sweetest handwritten note! What app creators and teams do you know that will take the time to hand write notes to send to creators?! Just this one! This app is one of a kind and I’m so humbled to be a part of it!! ❤️❤️❤️ THANK YOU A MILLION CHERIE 🍒❤️
flamingo-Light Hydrating Spray
Thank you 🙏Cherie ❤️
Thank you so much Cherie for all the beautiful gifts in this creator’s box. I’m so excited to try all these products out and wear the merch too (it’s is so cute). I can’t wait to share my reviews after trying them all out. I also want to thank all my followers and fellow creators for cheering me on. My experience on Cherie has been amazing, and such a creative outlet for me. I feel so connected with the Cherie team and my fellow creators. It’s like one big family.😍 The products included in the box~ 🤩SPONGELLÉ - Beach Grass Gift Set 🤩flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion 🤩flamingo - flamingo Deep Nourishing Cream 🤩flamingo - Light Hydrating Spray 🤩LORAC - PRO Matte Eye Shadow Palette 🤩Cherie sweatshirt, Tote Bag, stickers and a Cherie Mask #cheriecreator
SPONGELLÉ-Beach Grass Gift Set