All about Copper Peptides: Nature’s Botox
Copper peptides have been used in skincare products since the 1990s, and they are a naturally occurring combination of copper and three amino acids. They’re found in trace amounts in the human body in blood plasma, saliva, and urine. When copper peptides are used in skincare products, however, they are created by combining a copper solution with a substance akin to protein powder.
Benefits of Copper Peptides
Side Effects of Copper Peptides
Copper peptides can have some serious side effects. They’re not as harsh on your skin as retinoids are, but they can still form a rash. The real fear when it comes to copper peptides is that they can cause organ system toxicity. Not only that, but too much copper peptides can make you nauseous and give you gastrointestinal issues. If you’re concerned about the side effects, then the best course of action is not to use them.
Luckily, it’s very difficult to find copper peptides in their isolated form, so even though it’s dangerous to use too much of them, the chances of you using too much copper peptides in your skincare routine are very slim.
How to Use
Products containing copper peptides are ideal for people looking to get rid of the signs of hyperpigmentation, and the products can be used twice a day. Copper peptides don’t have superior performances when used with other ingredients, but in general, it’s a good idea to use these products with a barrier-protecting moisturizer. It is recommended that copper peptides not be used with vitamin C, but keep in mind that every case is different, and it’s best to consult a dermatologist if you are planning to add copper peptides into an already-established skincare routine.
Copper peptide products have a wide range of uses, from fighting early signs of aging to promoting hair growth and reducing bald spots. The important part when it comes to adding copper peptides into your skincare or beauty regimen is to make sure you do not add too many products containing them.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a more natural way to reduce signs of aging, promote cell growth, and neutralize the effects of free radicals on your skin and body, then adding skincare products containing copper peptides to your routine can be highly beneficial. Copper peptides not only combat free radicals and encourage the production of collagen and elastin, but they can also even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars. Products containing copper peptides have a place in your skincare routine, but it’s important to use these products wisely.
My New Beauty Purchases 🥳
As much as I always tell myself that I am not going to buy new makeup, skincare, or a beauty item ... I break my own promise 😕. However, let’s celebrate that I picked up these items using coupons and/or gift card. Win win, right? Let me share my first goodie of PÜR - Limited Edition PÜR X Barbie Iconic Lips Semi-Matte Lipstick in shade “Innovater.” I picked this one up at Ulta because I had a 20% of coupon and got it for around $15.00 (regular price is $18.00). This collab with PÜR and Barbie is what dreams are made off and it’s not the first time either! They actually made a small line last year around this time but this time they did not come to play and increased the items in the collection! I have the original Barbie and PÜR tube early in my Cherie pages So since I had the first round, I had to pick up the second round! If you live under a rock and don’t know what Barbie is all about being extra and pink then you have no idea how glam this entire collection is! The packaging of the lipstick is so unique because you click it on top to release the tube of lipstick! The bedazzled tube is sooo pretty and it will highlight any vanity. Then you open it and see the gold tube 😍. The shade I picked is described as a mauve rose and it looks stunning on skin types. As you can see I have light complexion but this type of color is a universal flattering shade. Plus it’s semi matte so you don’t have to deal with dry lips! Please pick up this shade before it’s sold out in the stores. I will hype it up til the next round comes out because it’s such a great collection! The second beauty item I picked up is a new one in my life and I hope it works just like the review says it will and it is HUM - Hair Sweet Hair Growth Vegan Gummies ($25.00/60 gummies/Sephora). These gummies are meant to promote hair growth and health! I’ve been under a lot of stress at work and I notice the change in my hair when I shower 😞. I started using these gummies last week and I hope that after a few rounds of taking this supplement my hair will be at its best level! The gummies have biotin, folic acid, fo-ti, b12, zinc, and paba. They are vegan as well! The berry flavored gummies are so sweet and easy to take! Wish me luck on this one and that my hair is stunning by holiday season! I found out about this reading reviews online and after taking other more expensive capsules I wanted to try this one. HUM overall had a lot of greats reviews and I hope to add one more! #CheriePartner
Are you dealing with butt acne? Read this!
-Hi! Thanks for reading me in advance. ✨- Buttne is a shorthand for butt acne. Which is a very common and uncomfortable skin condition so don’t feel bad about it. 😋 In addition of giving you a very bad bump in your butt it is also very painful and itchy as well. Butt acne is not usually the common acne, is a folliculitis. What is a folliculitis? Well, is a mild infection of the hair follicle that leads to pus pimples or red bumps. This non regular pimple are caused by a combination of your follicles getting blocked and a bacterial infection. Sometimes the causes are very gross, or they can be a “wait, really!?” 😳 ￼If you keep your wet sweaty clothes after you hit the gym, then expect buttne. ￼If you spend long hours sitting down, then this friction and irritation will cause those follicles to get clogged. ￼If your case is wearing undies past their time, which is gross, but totally expect Buttne with this. ￼Do not wear tight-fitting clothes too much either! This traps sweat and oil against your skin, which... you know what can happen. Let’s say you have these, well there is not problem with it. We got the solution! 😗 I suggest you to try these at home options to help your peach look better. 🙊 ￼Try a salicylic acid body wash. This will help you to unclogged those pores by exfoliating your skin. ￼You can also try to target your butt with a benzoyl peroxide body wash. This is very effective to treat acne and folliculitis because of its antimicrobial ingredients. ￼You can also bright up acne marks with glycolic acid. ￼Try to moisturize your butt with a lactic acid lotion whenever you get the chance. Don’t feel scare, this won’t clog your pores. ￼If you shave, try to shave the right way. Don’t go against the grain of your hair. ￼If these solutions or any other don’t work. Then a consultation with a dermatologist will help you more. :) I useful tip is to leave the acne medication sit on your skin for 8-10 minutes. This way it can penetrate the skin before washing it off. Maybe put the product before you step on the shower, shampoo your hair, condition your hair, maybe shave, sing some songs. And then wash it off :) Some good products for Buttne: ￼PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength ￼Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cream Cleanser ￼PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Complexion Salicylic Acid Pore Refining Pads ￼skinfix - Resurface+ Glycolic Renewing Scrub ￼Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion I hope this little info helps you out! Let me know if you try them, and which one worked for you! :) There is not shame on having Buttne. I myself have experience this and is totally normal! Enjoy your day! 🥰
Hyaluronic Acid, the Super Ingredient!
Hyaluronic Acid, or seen as just HA, is probably one of the trendiest super ingredients in my humble opinion! It’s seen on tv commercials, in magazine ads, and all over social media platforms! HA is known for its skin benefits especially “alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and spewing up wound healing,” according to an article on Healthline. The main take away is that HA will promote healthier skin! Just last week I about the new Glow Recipe HA product, so as you can see it is very popular! For reference, I am in my late 20s and want to focus on preventive care before I reach my 30s and 40s. I have oily combo skin with some patches of dry skin due to the changing weather on the east coast. At the moment I only get an occasional breakout and most deal with large pores. The two products I will review are the The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ($5.80/ 30 mL/ Sephora) and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($6.80/30 mL/Sephora). The serum is a hydrating formula with ultra pure HA and meant for dryness (hello winter dry skin 😒). It’s a vegan and cruelty free product! It’s also listed as one of Allure Best of Beauty award winner! The moisturizer is a hydrating formula with amino acids, dermal lipids, and of course HA! It offers immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use. The serum is very watery and is clear as water! I don’t pick up any scent when I apply to my face and the moisturizer is a white creamy texture also with a subtle scent. If the product function doesn’t win you over yet, just think that both of these products will be less than $20.00, so yes I definitely recommend it! I cleanse my face with any face wash I have, apply my serum, and then the moisturizer for extra hydration! The cold season is picking up so I will be going back to this routine very soon! I hope y’all give HA a moment to shine in your skincare collection because it’s such an amazing ingredient! #CheriePartner
Exfoliating Acids x DermDoctor
Exfoliating acids are an amazing addition to your skincare routine! They have multiple benefits including improving skin texture, tone, and uneven pigment. They also have anti-aging benefits and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles! Exfoliating acids should be used no more than 2x per week with leave on products. Face washes with acids can be used more often. Here’s my rules to the roads (there’s always exceptions, of course) and product picks: Glycolic acid: Most effective but can be irritating with sensitive skin or those who are prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Salicylic acid: Best for oily, acne-prone skin NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum Lactic acid: Best for dry and combination skin. Exfoliates while hydrating, gentle on the skin, and my personal go-to! SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA Mandelic acid: Most gentle exfoliating acid. Best for sensitive skin and those prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA #cheriepartner
🦋butterfly is waving on my eyelids!
You probably have already seen all over your instagram page or even tiktok millions of people doing butterfly related makeup. It’s so beautiful and you wish you could do something like that. I got you girl. I will show you how to do an amazing butterfly makeup you can wear this Halloween. I have pretty pale skin, which makes my veins in my eyes to show up a lot, so first of all, we prepare our face with moisturizer and primer. We apply concealer the eye to use as a base. After everything is ready to go, you are going to take a liquid eyeliner and in the inner corner of your eye, draw a sort of circle. You can make it as big as you want. Then you are going to put the shadows you want your butterfly to have. I chose shades of orange. I really love Morphe shadows. They are very affordable and have an exceptional quality. Very pigmented and durable. I am using Morphe x James Charles. After that, you are going to make some lines. As random as possible, some thicker than the other and in al direction. Something like this. The top part of our eye is all done. Now for the bottom part. First, we can to do our base. We apply foundation, concealer, bronzer and blush. Then, we are going to repeat the steps we did for the top part of the eye for the bottom. Do a circle, color it and then do random lines everywhere. It should look something like this. You can add some white dots in the ticker parts of the eyeliner for more detail. The last step is to do your brows, apply mascara and a pinkish lipstick (to continue with the same type of colors). And you are done. You now have an amazing butterfly in your eyes. Now you can flutter your eyes in two ways!
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