Skincare Naughties! These Are The Products That Didn't Make The Cut In 2019Sorry to these products... we could see them on a shelf and wouldn't know a thing.
Not every skincare product will be your "holy grail." With every ahhh-mazing new moisturizer you try and face mask you love, there's bound to be it's opposite—the products that do your skin no favors, it won't even get the chance to be an empty! We asked Cherie users to sound off on which products in 2019 were their least favorites, so much so that they'd rather get a lump of coal than ever try them again. Keep in mind that these are personal experiences and recommendations, so, if you'd still like to try any of these products, the choice is yours!1) The Overpriced Gel CreamOne lesson we're taking with us into 2020 is to never let price determine a products worth! This La Mer gel cream runs for a cool $90 (!!!) but, sadly, didn't deliver the greatest results to some of our Cherie users.
Dec. 23, 2019
"Honestly, we’ll get right out the gate with me saying I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, even if they had the coin to drop. The ingredient list doesn’t wow me. Especially for oily, combo skins, this contains so many essential oils, I can see this causing some sensitivity issues or unwanted breakouts. This product isn’t for me. I’m dry and dehydrated but this doesn’t feel like it provides even an ounce of moisture. It just leaves a veil of silicone over the skin and calls it a day. I was left feeling tight and itchy after using this product. It’s fragranced. That’s a no for me. It contains alcohol, another no. 1/5 stars. Far too expensive for what this is doesn’t moisturize, it coats, and it even only JUST BARELY does that."2) The Lip Mask That Just Sits There
BITEAgave Lip MaskThe appeal of lip masks lay in their promise to heal dry, cracked lips overnight. Now, in the winter time, that's a promise we'd really like a lip mask to keep! Unfortunately, many Cherie users think Bite's Agave Lip Mask is simply too thick, uncomfortable, and, well, simply just sits there.
This is a lip mask for dry lips. But literally this is the worst lip mask that you can find, the consistency is too thick and it just sits on top of your lips without moisturizing. I do not like it at all, with this cold temperatures is not doing it job at all. Is it not worth the 28 dollars I paid. Please do yourself a favor and stay away honey!!! 😠
I’d rather get coal than this! I had the worst experience with this one. When I applied it to my lips, I got very nauseous. Whether it was the smell or the consistency or a mixture of the two I’m not exactly sure. This balm was $28 and I wish I had returned it when I had the chance. It wasn’t worth that much money.3) The Whitening Mask That Ghosts You
MARIO BADESCUWhitening MaskThis mask claims to reveal brighter, more radiant skin by addressing signs of discoloration and dehydration. A handful of reviews reveal that the mask instead leaves an unwanted white cast, making the user look like a ghost. That's a spooky side effect we won't be getting behind 🙅🏽♀️
I’d rather get coal than this Mario Badescu Whitening mask for the holidays 🤭It has a white thin opaque texture, *beware this dries out FAST*! I applied this usually 2 times a week and let it dry for 15 minutes. It is SO hard to wash off and makes such a mess. I saw no improvement with my hyperpigmentation and dark spots, therefore I would not recommend this product. It retails for $24 at Sephora and I believe there are more effective options out there!
The residue and white cast these masks left on my face was so uncomfortable I kid you not I felt like Casper the friendly ghost. Each of these masks are intended to brighten the skin and provide oil control/balance skin hydration. Unfortunately, I did not see any of those benefits and I’ve used these in their entirety. I have a rating of 2 stars because the texture of the masks are lovely and it feels soothing to the skin. I realize that these products also may work well for someone else, but I did not enjoy using them at all.4) The Moisturizer With Little Moisture
GLOW RECIPEWatermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free MoisturizerWhen it comes to a good moisturizer, we definitely go for products that... moisturize. Sadly for Glow Recipe, a well-loved K-beauty brand, this moisturizer doesn't make the cut. Cherie users point to the super-thin consistency for its lack of efficacy.
It is meant to be a serum for dry skin but a moisturizer for oily skin. It is a K-beauty inspired brand. I enjoy the watermelon scent however this product leaves my face sticky and without hydration. I have only used it a handful of times. But it wasn’t enough for this winter weather so I am going to pass it on. It is $39 for 2 oz. and I do not think it is worth the price. I would not recommend this to anyone except those with the oiliest of skin.
I’d rather get coal than this Jolly Rancher scented nonsense AKA Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. This moisturizer is said to brighten and bring that glow we are all longing for to the skin with watermelon extract, Hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. It’s also supposed to help with fine lines, redness, and reduction of dark spots. Nope 👎🏼 in my humble opinion it does none of these things. To me, it is a glorified serum that makes your face smell nice. I gave it one star for the scent because it is really nice.5) The Toner That Belongs Out Of This World
SUNDAY RILEYMartian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel TonerQuite a few Cherie users dropped this product when we asked them what they'd rather get coal than. Part of Sunday Riley's acne-fighting product line, the Marian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner just didn't live up to the claims.
I’d rather get coal than Sunday Riley Martian. Let me start this off by saying I love Sunday Riley and their acne line. But their Martian Mattifying Melting Toner just did not do it for me. My biggest problem with this is that the brand’s description is misleading and unfair. They talk about how the Bentonite clay in the formula will absorb excess oil - and this is true. Bentonite clay is a great ingredient for mattifying oily skin. But in this formula with alcohol at the very top of the ingredients list, it’s clear that alcohol is responsible for most of the mattifying effects of the toner.
This is a toner that targets oiliness, acne, and pores. “A formula that instantly transforms from a cooling gel to a water toner as it clarifies, removes oil, and visibly tightens pores for a clear, matte skin.” This product does not do that it’s supposed to do at all. It is like a liquidy gel type mixture that stays like a gel on your face. The mixture isn’t consistent, some pumps are more liquid while others is more gel like. It stays on like a mask rather than a toner. Does not help acne and it is not for sensitive skin at all. I had a horrible experience with this product, it made my skin red and did not help my acne. I did not like it at all and I would definitely not suggest this to anyone. It was not worth what it cost and I would never buy this again.So, what products have you tried in 2019 that are on your naughty list? Share with us what you'd rather get coal than ever try again on the Cherie app!
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My favourite tinted SPF
Sunscreen is the last and most important part of my AM routine. It protects skin from UV rays and prevents uneven skintone, dark spots, and aging from sun damage. I make sure to re-apply it every 2 hours even when it’s cloudy/rainy! That being said: This tinted moisturizer is my favourite SPF!! It's perfect for my oily-combo skin. The slight tint gives a sheer coverage and evens out my skin tone a little, and the matte finish keeps it from looking greasy. It’s easy to blend and absorb into skin due to its light texture. I still apply moisturizer beforehand cause I feel like it's not enough to moisturize my skin but overall I’d say this one is sooo worth the try!
Here’s how to take care of oily acne-prone skin☺
Most of us acne patients suffer from oily skin. Excess sebum produced by our skin may clog pores which eventually leads to acne. In this post, I’d like to share my top tricks in controlling my oily acne-prone skin and hopefully be able to help even at least one of you 🙈☺️ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐬: 1. 𝐃𝐎 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲. This has always worked for me. Sometime before, I tried not washing my face in the AM and it just made me so much oilier during the day resulting in more breakouts. Importantly, remember to wash your face every after workout too. Sweat combined with sebum is a perfect recipe for acne and skin irritation. 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡. Although salicylic acid cleanser helped tremendously in my teenage years, it isn’t necessarily beneficial for me now that my skin is more dehydrated and my skin barrier compromised. Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleansers may still help on days when you’re feeling extra oily but resist using it daily. Use a gentle foaming face wash from Vanicream, Hada Labo, Cerave. 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲. You can have oily skin and dehydrated skin at the same time. Because your face is not hydrated enough, your glands may overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oils. Do not ever skip this step! Your best option is to use an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer like Paula’s Choice Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer, Neutrogena oil-free and hydroboost gel cream, and if you have rosacea too, use procure rosacare gel. 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. SPF 30+ or up should always be worn especially for oily skin. Unprotected sun exposure can lead to more acne flare-ups. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide mineral sunscreens are your top options. Zinc doesn’t only protect skin but also helps calm irritated skin. My favorites are Elta MD physical and Purito Water, Clinique Broad Spectrum, .. If you like chemical sunscreen better, I highly recommend Eucerin and Sun BUm. 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. Keratolytic ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid that are available over-the-counter can be your best friends when used properly. It is important to note that when using an active, stick to a minimal skincare routine to reap the best results and use of one acne treatment at a time is a must, especially if you’re just starting out. If you have moderate to severe acne, I would go for Differin Adapalene gel or a retinoid such as Retin-A and Atralin. Retinoids may not only get rid of your acne but also heal and renew your skin in the deeper layers. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓𝐬: 𝟏. 𝐃𝐎𝐍'𝐓 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫-𝐞𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞. Over-exfoliating is probably something we’re all once obsessed with. Unfortunately, this habit can only lead us to a damaged skin barrier thus, compromising our skin’s own ability to heal itself. It’s best to limit the use of exfoliating ingredients twice a week when starting or one exfoliating acid/active at a time once a day after your skin has adjusted. 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. I say it all the time, fragrance in skincare is BAD and does nothing good for you. The use of fragrance in cosmeceutical products is unregulated and companies are not required to disclose all components used in their products. The formulation may have a lot of unknown toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you. Without knowing and often initially not externally evident, fragrance can irritate your skin deep down, cause toxic hormonal effects, and may even cause cancer. Fragrance is a NO-NO for everyone and most especially for acne-prone people or those with other skin diseases. I have suffered the consequences of my bad choices myself. Do yourself a favor and ditch your fragrance-containing products too. 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬. Certain types of alcohol such as ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and alcohol denat. are extremely drying and irritating especially to acne-prone skin. 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐮𝐩. Always make sure you wash away all makeup and accumulated dirt on the face before you sleep. 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬. Change your pillowcases frequently. I always make sure I sleep on new ones every week. 𝟔. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞. Picking at your acne can only add dirt and germs to your skin and may cause more issues. Frequently wash your hands if you’re an absent-minded face rubber or cover the pimples with acne patches. 𝐌𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐀𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 (𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞-𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞) 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 - VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser or CeraVe - Foaming Face Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skinor HADALABO - Deep Moisturizing Whip Foam 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost, Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, Fragrance-Free, 1.7 oz (48 g) or The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫+ 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 - sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 𝐏𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞: 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost, Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, Fragrance-Free, 1.7 oz (48 g) or Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 - PROcure - Rosacare Gel 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream
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I’m always one to be open to trying new products to see how they can benefit my skin. If it doesn’t work, I simply move onto the next product. If I ever come across something that works extremely well, I’ll add it to my list of must haves and will usually not steer away from that product unless I happen to stumble across a better working product. ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Limited Edition ESTĒE LAUDER - Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème For my skin care routine to keep my skin hydrated, I’ve consistently been using Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night repair and their Revitalizing Supreme+. These two have worked great in keeping my skin hydrated which helps keep my dry skin away and whenever my skin is more hydrated, I look younger. These two also have great anti-aging affects on your skin, and you can really see the difference after a few applications. Your lines and wrinkles start to disappear after a few application, that along with the more hydrated skin really makes your skin feel amazing. The Revitalizing Supreme+ creme is non-acnegenic, so it doesn’t clog my pores and helps me reduce my acne. This works great with the advanced night repair because that serum is oil free. I’ve always had acne prone skin, so using these two has helped my acne and even helped reduce breakouts. I highly recommend these two products if you have acne prone skin, dry skin, or have dehydration. These two products go hand in hand and will work wonders for anyone with similar skin issues as me. Results may not show right away, but constant application will show great results!
Erin’s Faces 🍵Matcha Mascara👁
I’ve been raving about Erin’s Faces Matcha Mascara for a few weeks now. It is easily one of my new favourite mascaras — which is a big statement coming from me! Erin has had this NINE years in the making. NINE. YEARS. She always pours a ton of love into her products, but this is the icing on the cake! (Or lashes...see what I did there? Lolol) It’s even housed in a sustainable, recyclable glass tube! 👏😍 ⠀ So why “matcha” mascara you ask? Specifically, Erin partnered with Encha Organic Matcha...but what you may not know is that multiple studies have shown it can strengthen hair! YES TO STRONG, THICK LASHES. 💪 ⠀ Use my code HULLOSAM for 10% off and go get you some of this AMAZING mascara !ERIN'S FACES - Matcha Mascara
How do you heal and treat your skin?
✨I’m gonna share with you my nighttime treatment my skin really appreciates, and how I wake up with much cleaner and radiant skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ For a very long time , I would always wake up with dull skin and uneven texture. There won’t be any radiance or glow , and its sort of demotivating to start the day like that. Acne wasn’t a big problem but it did occur few times a month and would always leave scars or blemishes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ A while ago I came across a Acne Treatment oil called ‘Meltdown’ by @blume 💕 ✨ What is it? It’s an oil for Acne Prone Skin which you can use to prevent acne, clear acne and blemishes. It’s a blend of all natural ingredients. ✨ Key Ingredients Rosehip, Blue Tansy, Tamanu, Lavender, Black Cumin Seed ✨ My thoughts At nighttime, I usually cleanse my with @blume milk based face wash ‘Daydreamer’ . I really like it because its so creamy and gentle. It doesn’t irritate my eyes or skin. To use ‘Meltdown’ , I mix a few drops of this essential oil based serum with @milkmakeup moisturizer. It calms down any inflammation I have and its a perfect nighttime treatment to heal my skin. Now I wake up with much clearer skin which I can feel confident about and start my day. It really heals the skin overnight and any acne I have goes away in a week or so. Its been amazing to clean up the blemishes, and there are only a few areas left. Also, for the people who weren’t able to use @milkmakeup vegan moisturizer because its too rich, I think it would be a great idea to mix it with an oil/serum so it suits your skin. - - What’re your favourite nighttime treatments? Let me know what you think ☺️ BLUME - Daydreamer Face Wash BLUME - Meltdown Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer
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