Beauty Zodiac: What Every Sign Deserves This Year2020 is your year, and we think you deserve *drumroll please*... great skin!
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Happy new year to every star sign! It's 2020, and Cherie has one wish for you—that you get all the great things in life you deserve. There are a lot of big feelings for this new decade (#2020Vision, anyone?), which is why we gathered a list of what every sign deserves this year, paired with the beauty product to help them achieve it, of course! Capricorn - You Deserve... NO STRESSWe love a fierce Capricorn. We can always count on you to inspire us to go for our dreams and be active in our will to meet our goals! If anyone is going to achieve their new year's resolutions, it's going to be Capricorn. For 2020, you deserve no stress. Make your last hours of the day your sanctuary—create a ritual that will help you de-stress from the day and prepare you for the one ahead. Reach for Derma E's Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Moisturizer to help you achieve zen. Hemp seed oil, aloe vera, and CBD help you get your much-deserved rest. Plus, Derma E has an entire de-stress line, including a cleanser and serum, if you want to zen out even further. Aquarius - You Deserve... LOVEOh Aquarius, the independent, effervescent, and not-so-romantic sign. Aquarians are known to have large social circles, but not very intimate ones. And though we know you love your alone time, we think you deserve love this year! Get out there and get to know people on a deeper level; you might like what you see! To prepare you for love coming your way, reach for Tatcha's The Kissu Lip Mask. Made with Japanese peach, this lip mask will help plump your lips and make them soft to the touch, so pucker up!
TATCHAThe Kissu Lip MaskPisces - You Deserve... A SOCIAL LIFE We love how in-tune you are with your emotions, and your empathetic ways make you a great friend. We also know that being in tune with your feelings can make you naturally want to take time for yourself, which is essential, but we also think you deserve a great social life this year! Make room for fun in your life this year by stepping out and getting your dance on. Put on your favorite gloss, like Kosas' Wet Lip Oil, and get to steppin'.
KosasWet Lip Oil GlossAries - You Deserve... ETERNAL YOUTHNo one's got the fire you do, Aries! You may have a rep for being an energizer bunny, but that's no excuse to push yourself beyond rest. Though we think you deserve eternal youth, we know it's not a possibility in this world. The next best thing? Great anti-aging skincare products. Combat any signs of fatigue and aging with Peace Out's Anti Wrinkle Retinol Patches. They're so simple to use—just stick 'em over a wrinkle and the retinol goes to work to help smooth out fine lines. So maybe eternal youth is possible! Taurus - You Deserve... GOOD VIBES ONLYOne of the most indulgent signs in the zodiac, Taureans love all things beauty and relaxation. They are also known to be stubborn and stuck-in-their-ways, which has a tendency to attract negative energy because of its unyielding energy. So, for 2020, we think you deserve all the good vibes. Bring some good, open energy in your life by redirecting your unyielding energy—be unyielding in expecting the greatest year possible, instead of being stubborn in an overly-specific idea. When it comes to your self care, energize your skin with Dr. Jart + Peptidin Firming Serum with Energy Peptides. The eight-peptide complex livens dull skin, bringing radiance to low-energy complexions. Gemini - You Deserve... SUMMER FUNTo our chatty Cathy's otherwise known as Gemini's... You deserve summer fun this year. Being born in the summer, it's only right that you claim your season as the best one yet; let this 2020 summer be the summer of Gemini's! We can all learn from your playful energy, you are the original social butterfly, after all! Since summer is still a ways ahead, bring some of that sunshine and joy into your life right now with Sol de Janeiro's new Joia Shampoo & Conditioner. Scented with Sol de Janeiro's iconic pistachio and salted caramel scent, this hair duo strengthens and repairs your hair, setting you up perfectly for the summer fun ahead.
SOL de JaneiroBRAZILIAN JOIA SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER SETCancer - You Deserve... Rest & RelaxationOur intuitive friends who wear their hearts on their sleeves, Cancer's tend to wear the weight of the world on their shoulders. Because of their good-hearted nature and keen intuition, it's easy for Cancer's to get into business that isn't their own (nosy or nah?) So, for the year 2020, we think Cancer's deserve all the R&R in the world. Feed your attraction to bodies of water; take a beach vacation, have a spa day, or indulge in nightly bubble baths! And since you love water so much, partake in an ultra-hydrating face mask, like Drunk Elephant's F Balm Electrolyte Water Facial Mask. Work overnight, this mask can up your R&R and make the most of your beauty sleep.
DRUNK ELEPHANTF-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial MaskLeo - You Deserve... ATTENTIONLet's skip to the chase—Leo's deserve what they want most—attention. Ruled by the sun, it's only natural that Leo's want to be the center of attention! All that shine and all that sun deserve a product that can keep up with your light. That's where Supergoop's Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow comes to play. While you Leo's are out and about getting your shine on, this first-of-it's-kind eyeshadow adds a lovely look-at-me shimmer to your eyes while protecting them with SPF 30!
Supergoop!Shimmershade EyeshadowVirgo - You Deserve... AN EASY BUTTONIt's in Virgo's nature to be hardworking task-completers. No one can tell them differently when it comes to getting things done! But all that hard work can sometimes be time-consuming—while Virgo's are focused on getting things done, they often overlook efficiency. So, for 2020, Virgo's deserve an easy button. That means they deserve to be able to complete their tasks in efficient yet perfect ways! Take, for example, Kaja's Wink Stamp Eyeliner. This smart eyeliner utilizes a stamp to make achieving the perfect winged eyeliner incredibly easy. See, Virgo's, you can get things done correctly and quickly! Libra - You Deserve... BALANCEThe plight of every Libra is finding balance in every situation. That's why you'll often find Libra playing the role of devil's advocate; they'll always find a voice of reason to see both sides. It's an honorable trait, and they truly deserve to find balance in all areas of their life this year. When it comes to their skincare, Libra's should try Algenist's Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask. This mask uses prebiotics to balance the skin's microbiome, in turn improving texture and radiance of skin.
ALGENISTALIVE Prebiotic Balancing MaskScorpio - You Deserve... INDULGENCEScorpio's, take a minute to rest from your ruminating nature and indulge in the great things life has to offer. The deep waters of a Scorpios mind are enough to preoccupy their time with all the great mysteries of the world, but sometimes it's great to let that all go and just indulge in life. A great product to indulge in? Mamonde's Rosewater Gel Cream. This decadently scented gel-cream uses rosewater to hydrate and moisturize your skin deeply. It's such a treat for your face—one that you truly deserve!
MamondeRose Water Gel CreamSagittarius - You Deserve... SLEEPLet's be real, a Sag rarely sleeps. The philosopher of the zodiac, you can find a Sag up and at 'em getting social, thinking about the concept of life, or planning their next travel. Honestly, though, they most likely are somewhere overseas doing all three! So for 2020, our dear Sag's deserve SLEEP. Yes, world-traveler, it's ok to rest! There are even skincare products that help calm your skin (and you) down for deep beauty sleep. Take Peter Thomas Roth's Green Releaf Therapeutic Sleep Cream, for example. Packed with colloidal oatmeal, cannabis sativa seed oil, melatonin, and retinoid, this nighttime moisturizer puts together a dream team for sweet dreams. Rest up, Sag, there's so much of the world for you to take on!
PETER THOMAS ROTHGreen Releaf Therapeutic Sleep Cream
an amazing line for dull skin + pigmentation
Georgette Klinger and Cherie gifted these products to me so I could review them honestly! I have been using them for ten days now, and I have thoughts to share! I supplemented this routine with a moisturizer, spf, and eye cream, as well as hydrating masks every three days. Pre-Information — I’ve used many vitamin c products in the past, and my skin likes the ingredient! I have combo skin, which is sensitive and acne prone. I also have rosacea, which makes my skin red, especially when using actives. Every product here has fragrance and all the products smell like an orchard (it’s strong!). If you are sensitive to fragrance, keep that in mind. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Cleansing Gel 6.7 oz I like this cleanser, and I don’t usually reach for gel cleansers because they tend to be fairly stripping. This one is gentle and doesn’t dehydrate my skin on impact; I use it as a second cleanse at night following an oil based cleanser. It doesn’t irritate my skin, but kind of soothes it instead — which is a lot to ask for from a cleanser. Not the best for daytime use for me, I find that in the mornings my skin is better off with water + toner. Three stars because it smells like dollar store hand soap and I cannot ignore it. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Toner I think it’s an okay toner! I don’t like the dispenser at all, because product comes out fast and it’s hard to control. The viscosity of the toner is pretty thin, but my skin feels smooth after application. It sinks in fast and isn’t sticky! I use this with a reusable cotton round and it preps my skin nicely for the rest of my routine. It’s not really a “special” product for me, and I’m the kind of person who wants skincare routines to be ritualistic and also make me feel good on the inside, so I’ll have to pass on repurchasing. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Complex This might be one of my favorite vitamin c serums! It’s a little tacky, but sinks in faster than some serums I’ve used, and once you apply a moisturizer, the tackiness disappears. It’s pretty gentle and I didn’t experience any discomfort, tingling, or excess redness after application. I really like the packaging on this, and it’s an easy product to slip into your routine. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Mask This is my favorite product out of the four! I LOVE the packaging — pump top for a mask? Revolutionary. The pump makes getting product so easy, and you can control it easily. The texture of this mask is like a thick smoothie, and it smells good, too. I noticed my skin becoming brighter when I use this for a midday pick-me-up. I can guarantee that I’ll run out of this one first. Overall, my skin looks GOOD. I can’t tell if it’s just because of my cycle, or if these products did wonders for me (ten days is a short time to tell I think). I did notice some dehydration towards the five day mark, but overall my skin looks better!
Donts of Exfoliation
Absolutely do not over-exfoliate! Over-exfoliation can disrupt the skin barrier function by just simply breaking down too many skin cells and disrupting the moisture content on the epidermis. Often times, especially people with oily skin and acne prone believe exfoliating is going to answer all their acne problems, and go on scrubbing 3+ times a week or using an exfoliating mask too often. This is actually counter intuitive for acne as if can actually make you break out more, and it can create sensitivities you dont need. How do you know you’re over exfoliating? If your skin lets you know. Yes, very confusing, but the reality is some people can actually tolerate more acids and scrubs than others, and the best way to figure out how much your skin can take is to incorporate little by little, one product at a time. If your skin is going red for prolonged periods of time, or tingling, even burning, for long or for the entire duration of having the product on (ie. With a mask) you’re probably overdoing it. Another way to prevent over exfoliation is just knowing when to stop. If your skin is happy and glowy and not breaking out, you may not need that new glycolic acid mask, adding an exfoliating mask to your regimen may just tip the scales into skin barrier disruption and dehydration! Be careful with exfoliation!
With patience, Differin worked for me!
I’ve always been skeptical of the products that cause purging, but while in quarantine I decided to give Differin a shot! My skin was congested, breakouts are always popping up, and they were painful. I’ve always been the kind of person to take care of my skin, but I couldn’t manage to get rid of my team for breakouts and the terrible texture on my cheeks and jawline. So, I gave Differin a try. - At first, my skin definitely was dry and irritated because of the product, but I made sure to moisturize well. I tried not to put any make up on and just let my skin do its thing. It’s also important to not pick at your face, which I am SO guilty of doing. - I know everyone’s skin is different, but it only took about a month for it to clear up! I just had another flare up but I’m not sure if it’s stressed related bc #unemployedgrad but this really helped me! Just stay consistent and you’ll see results quickly! 😇
Is your skin craaazy dry? Read my do’s and don’t
I’ve got very dry skin in the colder months. I also live in a dry environment. I’ve put together some general do’s and donts that work for me when my skin is seriously dry. Now, please note that I enjoy 99% of the products I’m going to mention, but some I just have to reserve for using in warmer months when my skin is less dry. ￼DO pay attention to what kind of first cleanse you use. I like FORMULA 10.0.6 - Bare Face Beauty Skin-Hydrating Cleansing Oil because it breaks down my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft. DON’T use a first cleanse that dries your skin out like the GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm (a little bit drying) ￼DO look at ingredients lists and brand descriptions of cleansers. Opt for something with a gel or milky texture that either doesn’t lather are all, or barely lathers. I enjoy the bareMinerals - PURENESS GEL CLEANSER (but not if you’re sensitive to coconut). DON’T use a cleanser with harsh acids, such as salicylic acid in the TRULY - CBD Jelly Anti Acne Facial Cleanser , because they can dry out your skin even more. ￼DO use a hydrating toner. I love the PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Advanced Replenshing Toner because it contains hyaluronic acid and has a soothing, milky texture. DON’T use toners with astringent properties or essential oils like the MARIO BADESCU - Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner (I steaigjt is just don’t really like this even when my skin isn’t super dry). Toners with those ingredients can dry your skin out further. ￼DO layer and mix serums (make sure you do some research first!). I enjoy the Wyldflower Labs - Sunshine Serum - Multitasking Day Repair Serum and LILY SADO - Green Tea + Vitamin C Super Serum . ￼DO use some chemical exfoliants when experiencing a breakout, but be careful to use a concentrated spot application. I like the PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT because it is effective and can be easily applied in an affected area. I use this 1-3x/wk in the PM. DON’T use harsh chemical exfoliants and don’t use them too frequently. The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner is very strong. It can cause irritation, especially on dry areas, and if used to often has caused white heads. ￼DO moisturize! I love the pixi - Rose Ceramide Cream when I have stubborn dry patches that won’t go away. I also like the unscented, soothing GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer . DON’T use a moisturizer that’s not geared towards extra dry skin like the Clark's Botanicals - Jasmine Vital Cream While this is a nice moisturizer, its light gel texture is more suited for normal-oily skin, or dry skin in the summer. #CherieCreator
4 VITAMIN C FAVES 💕 Mini Reviews
Vit C should be the most commonly purchased skincare serum. There are so many reasons why a Vitamin C serum is important to use and it's basically a cure-all beauty product. Most serums help with sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, under eye bags, free-radicals and antioxidants. These are the 4 serums I own and love! I wanted to make a post about each of these in case you need help finding the right one. I received @thrivecausemetics Liquid Light Therapy as PR in April (I believe). I can not obsess enough over it. This one is 100% my favorite one I've tried, there is just something about the texture and consistency that feels so good ($59). I love this because it brightens the skin with red and blue light therapy to stimulate collage production and dramatically reduce wrinkles and reveal clear skin @summerfridays CC Me ($64) is next up on my list of faves. This one is also formulated with squalane to boost hydration while sealing in moisture and a peptide complex to help improve with elasticity and firmness. I find that this serum as well as the next one I am going to talk about are really good at brightening dull skin or if you have a lot of hyperpigmentation and use these twice a day, I do find that it truly helps combat it. I love @farmacybeauty lately! I am obsessed. I had a sample of the Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum and once I finished I was really reaching for more, so I caved and purchased a full size ($62) I find this one to be an interesting formula because it has 4 forms of Vitamin C. They use Acerola Cherry Extract which is one of the richest sources of NATURAL vitamin C to known to reduce signs of aging. If we want to talk about funky formulas, nothing could beat @volitionbeauty Strawberry-C Serum ($42). This formula is powered by Strawberry Fruit & Seed Extract to help brighten dull skin as well as unclogging pores and remove excess oil. This was the first full sized Vitamin C I purchased, mainly because of the reviews and the price! Although I no longer reach for this one as much, I do find if you want a great started serum or you aren't looking to spend a lot - this one does the job!
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