Hey, Bright Eyes! Combat Dark Circles With These Eye CreamsHere's why dark under-eye circles show up, and what you can do to combat them.
Dark under-eye circles can sometimes feel like it's the only thing you can notice about your (beautiful) face. They give away your fatigue and let people know just how late you were out the night before faster than you can delete your IG story. And even though your dark circles are nobody's business but yours, here are some practices and products that can help you look bright-eyed and well-rested, even if your not. The Main Causes Of Dark CirclesWhat you see as dark circles under your eyes are tiny reddish-blue blood vessels that are more visible due to the eye area being more delicate than the rest of our body. The main causes of dark under-eye circles are a lack of sleep, allergies, aging, and plain genetics. Though we can't do anything about the last cause, there are a few things you can do about the first four! The most important thing on our list of dark circle remedies? SLEEP. Yup, the thing we all need but can't seem to get right. Sleep! Getting your eight hours a night can make a huge difference in dark under-eye circles, because it allows your body to recalibrate and rest from the day, bringing it back to homeostasis. Next on our must-do's is to drink water! Drinking enough water is crucial to healthy detoxification of the skin and blood, which keeps your skin looking plump and hydrated. Next, you want to make sure you choose the perfect eye cream for you. From eye patches to overnight eye creams, the new range of dark under-eye circle remedies have proven to perform, and our Cherie users can help prove that. Read on to learn more about what our users have to say! 1. This Eye Cream That Helps You Fake A Good Nights Rest
Nov. 26, 2019
SATURDAY SKINWide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with AvocadoThough we strongly believe in getting a full night's rest, sometimes that just isn't the case! A fun night out may never seem to end, or inspiration for passion project has suddenly called your name and you've got a wave to ride. For nights like these, we need all the help we can get. Enter Saturday Skin's Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream—using date seed extract to illuminate and refresh the eye area, a few dabs of this eye cream is the perfect way to get a good nights rest, without a good nights rest.
"As someone who doesn’t sleep well and has tired-looking eyes constantly, I have noticed a significant difference in a few weeks that I have been using the eye cream. I like how it makes the area well hydrated thus, making it look brighter! Consistency is the key. "2. A Lightly Tinted Eye Cream That Doubles As ConcealerTatcha's The Pearl is a powerful product that acts as an eye cream and concealer at the same time. Reach for it when you want to look instantly awake in a very natural way! We love using The Pearl as our day-to-day concealer because it sits so lightly on the skin while covering imperfections.
"This product contains Akoya Pearl Extract, which adds radiance by improving thinning skin, blue tones, and darkness around the eyes. It also acts as a concealer, combining your skincare and makeup in one. It also contains niacinamide to brighten and skin, along with silk powder which claims to smooth the look of fine lines. It combines all these ingredients with the superpower of hadasei-3 which is a trio of Japanese anti-aging superfoods and hyaluronic acid."3. These Eye Patches That Detoxify and De-Puff
pixiDetoxifEYEIf you have some extra time on your hands, layering a good eye patch on top of in place of your eye cream for 5-10 minutes can make a huge difference in improving dark circles. You just throw the patches right along your eye area, sit back, relax, and see the difference! We love Pixi's DetoxifEYE Patches because they feel cool to the touch, de-puff in an instant, and are such a great value!
"These hydrogel eye patches claim to “instantly reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles while moisturizing and soothing your skin”. ‘DetoxifEYE’ was my first introduction to any kind of eye product and it provided moisture that I never knew I needed. I even treated the patches like my sheet mask and kept them in the fridge for the ultimate soothing factor and they felt bomb."4. A Renewing Eye Sleeping Mask With Retinol
GLOW RECIPEAvocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face MaskOvernight masks might be the best beauty invention yet—think about it, you slather it on before bed, get some shut-eye, and wake up with gorgeous skin... talk about beauty sleep! Glow Recipe takes sleeping masks to a new level with their Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask. This sleeping mask uses one of skincare's buzziest ingredients, retinol, as the active ingredient to help renew your delicate eye area. Retinol is known to provide powerfully anti-aging benefits, which include reducing dark circles, and wrinkles. Because this product also has Avocado as a main ingredient, the often drying effects of retinol are balanced out with the nourishing benefits of avocado.
" This is my first experience with retinol so I have nothing to compare it to but I will say that this was extremely gentle & did not irritate my skin in the slightest. Over time I have noticed my dark circles have faded slightly (I have hereditary circles so they likely won’t diminish fully) & my under eyes are brighter and less puffy in the morning. My skin is also so much more smooth. I used to have those pesky tiny bumps under my eyes (anyone know what they are called?) and they are completely gone! 🥑💚"
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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