Beauty Brands are Supporting this Fight against the Pandemic
May 22, 2020
In this grim situation of the global pandemic, different communities are contributing to the fight against the merciless virus of Covid-19 in their own way. At Cherie, we would like to let you know some beauty brands supporting the medical staff's sacred mission of saving lives and donating money to fund further aid. These responsible businesses are worth our respect, and maybe we can support them by purchasing some of their worthy products.
Glossier gave 10,000 bottles of its newly-launched hand cream to health workers on the frontline
In April, the cult brand Glossier launched its first hand cream, which has been in the works for two years. They decided to give out the first 10,000 bottles to those who worked hard on the frontline of saving lives with dry, cracked hands from over-washing.
"Starting today, we want to give the first 10,000 Hand Creams to the hands that need it most right now. If you work in a hospital in the U.S., click the link in our bio to sign up for you and your teammates. To the rest of our community, we can't wait to bring Hand Cream to you next week!" Within one day, these units are all spoken for. It is worth mentioning that hand creams are just one of the products that Glossier is donating. Others include balms, face mists, and moisturizes.
Glow Recipe is donating self-care packages worth over $80,000 to medical staff
To contribute their share to the pandemic, the K-beauty brand Glow Recipe is giving out self-care packages which contain a full-size Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser and a month supply of Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream to health professionals, whose total value has surpassed $80,000. And they are responding to more applicants by giving them vouchers with which they could use on purchases on the website.
On April 10th, Milk Makeup donated 100% of proceeds for 24 hours on MilkMakeup.com to the NYC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Except for more than $250,000-worth products this vegan and cruelty-free brand, Milk Makeup, is giving out to medical workers fighting the pandemic, it donated 100 percent of proceeds from sales within 24 hours on April 10th to those heroes treating the disease based in New York City, a city witnessing one of the most severe death toll worldwide.
"This city means everything to us. We want to be the epicenter of creativity and expression—Not this Pandemic," Mazdack Rassi, Milk Makeup co-founder, posted on Instagram. "Ever since we started our studios here NYC 23 years ago - we've constantly praised our roots: downtown New York City and the incredible, eclectic, ever-evolving community that comes with it. Now, it's time to give back."
M·A·C' s1994-founded Viva Glam is supporting over 250 local organizations affected by the pandemic in the world
Since 1994, M·A·C VIVA GLAM has raised more than $500,000,000 for those in need of help around the world. This time, it is donating $10,000,000 to support vulnerable communities susceptible to the impact brought about by Covid-19. The sales revenue of any shade of Viva Glam lipstick would be 100% given back to the world.
"Through the #MACVIVAGLAM Fund's recent $10,000,000 USD donation to COVID-19 relief efforts, we're proud to join our frontline partners across the U.S. in supporting communities of color during this pandemic." Workers of the MAC communities are proudly speaking out on Instagram.
Peace Out Skin Care is contributing in many different ways.
Peace Out is a small skincare brand, but one of the best sellers at Sephora. The founder, Enrico Frezza, comes from Milan, Italy, one of the hardest-hit countries during this pandemic. Therefore, they made the decision to donate 10% of its online sales to help hospitals in Milan and NYC. Besides, boxes of Allure Best of Beauty Beauty Award Winner Peace Out Acne Dots have gone to nurses and docs in New York. Also, as it is gay-owned and operated, Peace Out is also helping the LGBTQ community by donating products. As expressed by its CMO and creative director Junior Pence, "We are small, but we are working to do what we can in as many different ways as we can."
These are only a small fraction of all the beauty brands which are giving back during all the craziness, and they sure deserve our attention and support. Time could be hard, but we are all in this together. And we at Cherie would like to say to everyone who is hanging in there: "You did an excellent job!" Please do stay safe and protect yourself and your loved ones during this particular time. Better things are on the way! :)
NEW FIND! And I’m pleasantly surprised!?
It was time to get a new moisturizer. I was currently using the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream paired with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil , and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure because I have pretty dry skin. I love both of those moisturizers (although I’m not fond of all the Paula’s choice Omega+ complex moisturizer ingredients, but I loooooove the texture and feeling of it ) and love my oils (I won’t stop using the oils), but knew I needed a richer cream and also wanted to keep it down to just one cream, for time and my bank accounts sake. So if you’ve seen my last post, I was deciding between 3 brands but I couldn’t decide and was also nervous to try a new moisturizer, even though I knew I needed one, because I’m also acne prone so a new moisturizer to me was just terrifying lol. I was about to just get my usual HONEST - Hydrogel Cream because I knew it didn’t break me out and I like it a lot, although not quite as moisturizing as I need, it was on the safer side and I can’t imagine going a day without a moisturizer on this Sahara desert of a face!!! But then I discovered this brand I’ve never seen before? It’s called Awake Human. It’s not even a listing on Cherie for me to add the product! I read the ingredients and was intrigued (scroll through pics to see ingredients list), but because of my fear of new moisturizers, I was hesitant.. but I decided to bite the bullet because the ingredients looked amazing, was cheaper than Paula’s choice and the honest beauty’s moisturizer, but had the same amount of product. I received it a few days ago and I am in love!!!!! Soooooo rich and creamy and hydrating feeling, and it had the same smooth, rich, texture as the Paula’s Choice omega moisturizer, that I love so much!!! It comes in a nice little pump type of packaging, which I like. Keeps bacteria and gunk out. If you scroll through my pictures, you’ll see it. And a little bit goes a long way! The picture you see of the product on my fingers is the amount I use, but you can totally use less, especially if you have more oily or normal skin. I just like a lot of moisturizer! Lol I’ve noticed my face is much less dry feeling and looks smoother with less texture. I will keep you updated, but I think this is my new fave!!!! I’m so excited lol. Here the link the purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWXJYVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_YHI-Fb9BRJKT0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 If you’re hesitant but intrigued like I was, I strongly encourage you to just try it. And if it happens that doesn’t work for your face, because remember, everyone is different and skincare is not a one size fits all, then it would most definitely be a really really nice hand cream, that would fit nicely in your bag. Have you heard of this brand before? And if so, have you used anything from them?
Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
With a new year comes resolutions, many involving healthier lifestyles and exercise. So why let exercise induced acne hold you back from achieving these healthier choices. Exercising can cause excessive sweating-leading to increased oils, dirt, friction, and even bacteria on your skin leading to acne. This can manifest as facial or truncal acne (think backne), often known as acne mechanica or folliculitis. Cleansing properly is incredibly important for preventing exercise induced acne. It’s important to remove all makeup prior to working out. Gently shower with lukewarm water immediately after sweating. If a shower is not available, reach for a cleansing wipe. Clean, loose-fitting moisture wicking attire is key. This helps prevent friction and additional bacteria and sweat from dirty clothing. In addition to wiping down all gym equipment, don’t forget about the stuff that hits your skin regularly such as headphones, watches, and headbands. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. Favorite OTC products: Cleansers: PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum StrengthCeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser Wipes: Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover WipesLA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes Treatments: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne TreatmentDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Colourpop will always have my fave liners
Colourpop is definitely one of my favorite brands and they’ve now worked on a new #Colourpop - Creme gel color vault[products]#[FiveStars] and I’m obsessed! It’s their best colors from their COLOURPOP - Crème Gel Liner and made into pots for better use in graphic liner designs like this one I did! If you love their gel liners you’re going to love these little pots 😍
this hair repair treatment saved my split ends!
this amazing hair mask was kindly gifted by Sol De Janeiro. You know that feeling when tranquility washes over you, you hear the crunchy waves crash onto the shore, you feel that cool breeze envelope your body like a blanket, and you can almost taste the salty air? that’s how I felt using this hair mask. It felt like I was on a tropical island, sipping on pink lemonade. no joke, after washing this mask off I immediately noticed that my split ends were repaired. It was like magic. as somebody with major split ends and hair breakage, it literally felt like this mask was working voodoo on my head. i usually lose a lot of my hair, and my split ends look... well split. not with this mask. it hydrated my hair like no other, and smelled SO SO SO amazing. it even made my hair much more manageable to detangle and style. def recommend, 10/10.
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
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