Skincare Dream Teams: Products with the Best Ingredient CombosBecause great ingredients are even better together.
You must have heard that retinol is for anti-aging, hyaluronic acid for hydration, vitamin C to repair your skin… but did you know that when these ingredients are paired together correctly, they can do so much more? When the right power ingredients come together, they form a dream team for your skin. In that same vein, some power ingredients can come together and clash, which then isn't so good in obtaining your glow. It's important to understand what each of these buzz-worthy ingredients does so you know how to layer them to reach your skin goals! Luckily for us, there are already some amazing products out there that have already teamed up the right ingredients for maximum efficacy. Read on to discover which dream teams we can't live without! Among these matches-made-in-heaven, you'll find the optimal formulation for whatever anti-aging, hydration, or anti-acne results that you want.*All products featured below are sourced from the posts of Cherie's users. Download our app, Cherie, to learn more about us and join our beauty community!*1. For Anti-aging & Hydration: Retinol + Hyaluronic AcidRetinol is one of this year's buzziest ingredients, known for being a powerful anti-aging agent. It works by promoting cellular turnover which means getting rid of dead skin cells and revealing new ones. A common side effect of using such a powerful ingredient is dryness. Because the retinol is sloughing away dead skin and revealing the new, your skin becomes very sensitive and prone to dehydration. That's why the perfect mate for retinol is hyaluronic acid. This tiny molecule is known to hold water in 1000x its weight! It helps provide hydration to your skin and counteracts the drying side effects of retinol.
Dec. 11, 2019
MuradRetinol Youth Renewal SerumMain Ingredients: Retinol Tri-Active Technology Swertia Flower Extract Hyaluronic Acid
Collagen starts to decline in production once you hit 25. Apparently everything goes downhill from there, literally. So in my mid/late 20’s I feel like it’s time to start addressing those wrinkles and try to prevent more. The Murad range contains their Retinol Tri-Active Technology which quickly and visibly minimises lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone, and boosts skins radiance. Hyaluronic Acid Spheres attract moisture deep into the skin’s surface to plump and smooth skin. What’s more retinol can help with breakouts as it helps resurface skin cells and clear bacteria. All round miracle ingredient really! I’ve been using these delights for nearly 2 weeks, every other night and they have worked wonders. Breakouts have reduced, skin looks brighter and the bad ass wrinkle I had on my forehead has significantly reduced.*Other Products Contain These Ingredients2. For Anti-Aging & Brightening: Retinol + NiacinamideAs you know, the great anti-aging superhero retinol can lead to skin irritation. What's more, this naughty ingredient is likely to cause dryness or redness and can make skin sensitive to light (psst, always remember to wear sunscreen over your retinol!) To combat photosensitivity, pair your retinol with niacinamide. Niacinamide protects your skin from sun damage by strengthening the skin's barrier. It can also help strengthen skin tolerance, which is the reason why niacinamide could relieve the thinning side effects of retinol.
DRUNK ELEPHANTA-Passioni Retinol CreamMain Ingredients: Retinol 1% , Vitamin F Triple Peptide Blend Glycerin Niacinamide
I really love the A-passion retinol cream from drunk elephant!!! Since I have never used a product containing retinol, I was very hesitant at first, but now after using it for a month, I really regret that I did not start using this cream earlier!!! The main ingredient of this cream is retinol, which not only fights aging and promotes collagen production, but also reduces inflammation and pore problems!!! Whether you are fighting small fine lines, dullness, pores or acne, it can help you solve all the problems!!! Now my skin have become more delicate and brighter, all the small blackheads have basically disappeared!! Moreover, it also contains nicotinamide. Niacinamide can enhance the defense ability of skin, and it has a great effect on brightening and improving uneven skin tone. I have several acne scars on my face, and now they all become shallower, I'm sooooooo happy!!! PS: Both retinol and nicotinamide can cause dryness and make your skin sensitive, so pay attention to sun protection and moisturization when using this cream! (whatever, I really love this cream!!!*Other Products Contain These Ingredients3. For Anti Acne & Hydration: AHA / BHA + SqualaneAcne treatments with AHA's and BHA's draw out moisture from your skin because they work to unclog pores and remove excess sebum produced by your face. It's an important part of treating acne but can also have very drying side effects. To restore moisture and bring balance to your skin, squalane makes the perfect partner to AHA's and BHA's. Squalane hydrates, moisturizes, and soothes your skin while bringing balance back to it. It might seem counterintuitive to put oil on your face while using an ingredient that draws oil from your skin, but actually, they work harmoniously together because squalane is an oil that most closely mimics the sebum our skin naturally produces. So, while the acids are taking the acne-causing excess oils out, it's actively being replaced by the restorative and balancing squalane oil.
BIOSSANCESqualane + Glycolic Renewal MaskMain Ingredients: Bilberry, Sugar Cane Sugar Maple Extracts Glycolic, Lactic Tartaric, Malic Acids (AHA) Squalane
“ Biossance has by far my favorite exfoliant with their squalane glycolic formula. The glycolic acid means it also has a chemical exfoliation piece combined with the small grains, which makes it the best of both worlds! I prefer chemical exfoliation to physical so that it penetrates the skin deeper and doesn’t cause any surface irritation. However this one is so gentle and leaves my skin baby smooth after application! The squalane adds a effect so that this formula doesn’t irritate the skin at all. Sometimes glycolic acids can have this effect but this one doesn’t leave my at all! I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to add in chemical or physical exfoliation to their routine! I think it’s reasonably priced around 60 dollars as it will last a long time! ”*Other Products Contain These Ingredients4. For Brightening and Anti-Aging: Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic AcidVitamin C is one of the most famed antioxidant ingredients. It's reparative properties and protective nature make it a staple in any skincare routine. Another famed antioxidant is vitamin E, which helps to fight off UV damage while nourishing the skin. When paired together, these two vitamins do double the duty to protect your skin. Though vitamin C and E both work well in protecting your skin, they are also both unstable ingredients—that means that on their own, they oxidize and decompose rather quickly; in short, they have a very short shelf life. That's why effective vitamin C's and E's are hard to come by—it takes a careful formulation to give them a long and stable shelf life. Enter ferulic acid, another antioxidant that protects and preserves the skin. Though ferulic acid is also an oxidizing ingredient, when combined with both vitamin's C and E, the shelf life of the product is extended to three times! This trio of antioxidant ingredients truly come together to give you the most effective and long-lasting formulation in skin protection.
PAULA'S CHOICEResist C15 Super BoosterMain Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) Tocopherol (vitamin E) Ferulic Acid
I recently wrote about C-Firma, a daytime serum containing 15% L-Ascorbic acid that has helped lighten my pigmentation.I wanted to tell you about an alternate vitamin c serum which I know for sure solves the issues. […]The C-15 Super Booster comes in a droplet bottle as opposed to an air-tight pump bottle […] it does contain the most important players 15% l-ascorbic acid, plus vitamin E and Ferulic acid. It can be used directly on the skin or mixed in with another serum or moisturiser. I credit the lightening of my pigmentation to C-Firma but looking at the ingredients and comparing the two I believe this would work just as effectively on more or less the same level. Upon speaking to several friends on here who didn’t get on with C-Firma, many of them went on to C-15 and are enjoying the product immensely, so it is definitely worth looking into.*Other Products Contain These Ingredients
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Kylie x Grinch - Worth the Hype?
Review time!!! I just received the entire Kylie Cosmetics Grinch Collection in the mail this week & I want to break down each product and tell you what I loved and didn’t love. Palette: I’m not one that reaches for tons of colour usually but all the greens in this palette are gorgeous! There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and as usual, the shadows blend like a dream! The good thing about this palette is that there are still some neutral shades rather than just greens. I definitely appreciate the mixture of shades. Shadow Sticks: The Kylie shadow sticks are probably one of my favourite products they have ever released. They are so extremely pigmented, and so easy to apply. They’re basically fool proof, and they set as a shadow. If you haven’t tried them out, I highly suggest you do! In this collection we have a super pretty light shimmery green, light gold, and two rosy toned shadow sticks. Shimmer Eye Glazes: This product is insane. They are a super intensely pigmented eyeshadow that leaves the lids looking wet & dripping in glitter! One swipe of these on the lid is literally all you need for that intense shimmer. If you’re someone who loves super shimmery eyeshadow, I recommend giving the Kylie Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Glazes a try. This collection came with 2 shades: a minty turquoise green and a gold - & I’m obsessed and so happy to be adding these to my collection!! Olive Kyliner: My go to liquid liner is the black Kyliner, so i wasn’t surprised when i loved the easy application and long wearing quality of this olive Kyliner! The liner applies a lighter olive green and dries down to a deeper olive shade. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for everyday, although it’s definitely cute for the holidays or even for a pop of colour to a neutral eye! Blush: I am a huge fan of the Kylie Cosmetics Blushes as opposed to the other blushes I’ve tried from the brand this one had some shimmer in it! It’s quite similar to the NARS “orgasm” blush but with a stronger pink hue. I love the shimmer in it, it adds a pretty glow to the cheeks, perfect for the holidays.. or any day really :P Highlight: Def on theme, but probably my least favourite product in of the collection :( Don’t get me wrong, it’s super blinding and glowy. Although, once I applied to my face it showed off as very green. Personally I don’t want a green glow on my face! But hey, if that’s your vibe that’s cool! Definitely not a highlight I’d reach for everyday. Lip Kit: Obsessed. This red is EVERYTHING! This Lip Kit is one of the best reds I have ever tried. It has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing. I know it’s sold out but a similar shade would be “BOSS” by Kylie. Lipsticks: These shades are gorg for the holidays and I love the shade range! Long wearing & comfortable on the lips. High Glosses: Kylies high glosses are high shine, but very sticky! So if you’re not a fan of sticky glosses you won’t love these. These shades are perf for the holidays and everyday!
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Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
Glass skin? Uhm YES!
This mist is so fun to use. You can use it with makeup or on its own! I tend to use it on bare skin for a natural glowing look. It is a fine mist that moisturizes, nourishes and helps fight damage. It also helps fight irritation and calm the skin. I will be posting a video a little later of me using this before makeup application! Makeup glides on after using this to prep the skin. What’s in it: ￼peach extract ￼Hyaluronic acid ￼Reishi mushroom ￼lotus extract ￼cica ￼ceramides ￼much more! This product has so many awesome ingredients, it’s hard not to love! PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Veil Mist I will give this a 5/5! Pros: ￼can be used to refresh makeup ￼can be used on bare skin ￼hydrating ￼calming ￼gives a wonderful dewy glow ￼smells nice Cons: ￼$30 for a mist is a bit pricey but this mist does so much in return 💞 let me know a mist you love!
GRWM! New products and some old!
Hello everyone! I did another GRWM using some new and old products! First I started off with a primer. I used e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer I was actually really surprised by this. It reminded me of Tachas silk canvas primer. It went on smoothly and did a good job of blurring my skin. I will say though after I looked at my makeup in the mirror up close it did settle a bit into my pores and my creases and was pretty noticeable. Overall I think this is a good product and will work for people with smoother skin. e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer Then I used the elf concealer. I love this concealer. I’ve used it so many other times in my other videos. WINKY LUX - Diamond Powder Foundation Then I used the winky lux foundation. This actually went on so nicely and was super natural looking. I love how it’s so weightless and decreases shine. I would recommend this for people with oilier skin. the CRÈME shop - "Macro Brow" Angled Brow Pencil + Spooley Then i used macro brow. This is just to fill in the last bits of my eyebrow to look fuller. It’s easy to use and has a great price point. I just wish the pigment was a little easier to apply. You have to push so hard. RITUEL DE FILLE - Rare Light Crème Luminizer My favorite brand of highlighters ever. Just so pretty and pigmented. All natural and cruelty free. An amazing brand overall. 💞 fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 I used a tinted fresh lip treatment. Love the way they hydrate and the subtle color it gives off. They also smell and taste really good 😂. Hope you enjoyed getting ready with me! Let me know if you have any questions about the products I used.
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