Goat Milk in Skincare? I Try Out This Moisturizing Line From Beekman 1802Is goat milk skincare what my dry skin needs?
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!Throughout the last few months, my skin taught me that Los Angeles air is DRY—something I wasn't prepared for when I moved here from the Bay Area where the air is often humid and cold. Once May came around and the sun started hanging out a bit longer, my skin took a turn for the dry side; it became flakey and tight and no amount of moisturizer seemed to help it! Even with a humidifier by my side all day, my skin just wasn't holding enough moisture. Goat Milk For Dry Skin?When I was younger, I used to get very dry patches on my face, similar to what I have been experiencing with the dry LA air. My dermatologist at the time would have my soak my face in milk whenever I was experiencing such dryness, and so I sought for an updated solution to face-in-milk. That's when I discovered goat milk which has been used for centuries to moisturize the skin, soothe irritated skin, and even help exfoliate skin due to the natural presence of lactic acid. From there I discovered Beekman 1802, a brand that centralizes the moisturizing properties of goat milk in all of their products. The Products I LoveI gave Beekman's Triple Milk Cleanser, Triple Milk Bar, Triple Milk Peel and Goat Milk Mud Mask for a couple of weeks to see if my dry skin would meet some peace. Here's what I thought about the line:Triple Milk Cleanser- 4/5 stars
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BEEKMAN 1802Triple Milk CleanserWhat it does - Goat milk, coconut milk, and milk proteins remove makeup and impurities while leaving the skin soft & hydrated. What I thought- As far as milk cleansers go, this one is a lot thinner than I'm used to. Of all the products, it smells the most of milk, which can be off-putting at first. I don't know how well this works in removing makeup (I'm rarely wearing any with shelter-in-place) but I love the idea of this being a hydrating pre-cleanse. I does rinse off leaving your skin soft, which in turn did help my dry flakey skin!Triple Milk Bar - 4/5 stars
BEEKMAN 1802Triple Milk Bar SoapWhat it does - Cleanses skin of dirt and other water-based impurities, this sudsy bar is also reinforced with goat milk, coconut milk, and milk proteins to leave skin supple & conditioned after cleansing. What I thought - I'm not used to bar soaps, but I really enjoyed this one! It's such a light feel on your skin with a lot of suds! It really feels like it's going to work cleaning your skin, and when I'd wash the suds away, my skin felt noticeably softer yet still very clean. Using this and the Triple Milk Cleanser as a double cleanse was incredibly helpful for my dry skin.Milk Peel -2/5 stars
BEEKMAN 1802Triple Milk PeelWhat it does - Goat milk's lactic acid shines through here with a combination of BHA's and AHA's gently exfoliates and resurfaces skin. What I thought - Meh. I didn't like this very much. I didn't feel like it was successfully exfoliating my skin. There's something about this formula that feels too thick as well. I wouldn't purchase this as my main chemical exfoliant over other things out there in the beauty market. Little Black Mask- 5/5 stars
BEEKMAN 1802Goat Milk Little Black MaskWhat it does- Goat milk, retinol, and Dead Sea mud come together to moisturize, revitalize, and refine skin. What I thought- This mask is AMAZING! I absolutely love how moisturizing it is while still having enough Dead Sea mud in order to really draw out excess oil and more. It feels heavenly when you apply it to your skin as it just glides on effortlessly. It has a wonderfully thick texture that still dries up without drying out skin. This might be my new fave mud mask!
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👀 We all scream for eye cream!!
I’m 28 and so far (knock on wood) have been very lucky in the eye department - minimal dark circles, no puffiness, and minimal wrinkles. It took me a while to get into eye creams because there’s no specific issue I’m targeting, but I finally decided that preventative work is better that restorative and took the plunge. Here are the products I’ve been on my eyes: The main product I use is YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Hydrate + Firm Peptide Eye Cream It is a thick white cream that has yttp’s signature superfood blend (lots of antioxidants from kale and spinach), aloe to boost moisture, and tripeptide to build collagen. I use about a grain of rice between my two ring fingers and tap all around my eyes - it sinks in quickly for how rich the product feels! This leaves the skin around my eyes super hydrated without any heaviness. The biggest complaint I’ve seen about this product is that it’s a great eye cream for someone who doesn’t need an eye cream...aka for me! I don’t see a huge ‘change’ from using this product, but it feels amazing and keeps the skin around my eyes hydrated which is really what I’m looking for at this point. I also got a sample of BIOSSANCE - BIOSSANCE Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel and have been testing it out for a little while. This is full of squalane to lock in moisture, peptides which are good for collagen production, and apple stem cell extract which biossance says will reduce fine lines. The texture is a light gel that quickly melts into a liquid on contact. My biggest issue with this eye gel is that it takes forever to sink in, and I am using a tiny drop across both eyes. I don’t wear makeup, but if you were trying to layer it on top, biossance recommends waiting a full 1-2 minutes which makes sense since that’s about how long I need before this isn’t wet on top of my skin. In terms of results, this eye gel is targeted at dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness. Like the yttp eye cream, I think it’s main benefit is hydration, but I have seen the tiniest bit of brightening. Finally, on the occasional day that I wake up with dark circles bad enough that I notice them, I use dr. brandt - No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel which comes out of the tube as a thick orange cream. Points off because it’s difficult to dispense and has zero long term benefits, but for a daily fix, this stuff works great. I massage a tiny bit between two fingers for about 30 seconds because it comes out of the tube very firm, then tap it into my under eye area. The color correction works great - does not go on super orange - and I feel a slight firming sensation combatting puffiness. I got this in a subscription box so I probably wouldn’t buy it myself, but like using it occasionally! What’s your favorite eye cream?!
This week’s Cherie Cheerleaders! (6/29)
Hope you all had an amazing weekend! We’re so excited to announce this week’s top 20 Cherie Cheerleaders who got the highest number of Cheers! Congrats to everyone on the leaderboard for being celebrated by the Cherie community. Continue to cheer each other on and happy posting! 👏 1. @relpixela 2. @glowwitherin 3. @Skinsitive 4. @Mallory 5. @francinevega 6. @RebeccaSuzanne_Says 7. @priscilla 8. @Noelle2madison 9. @Melissa 10. @honeybri 11. @maggie26 12. @Thedewyskin 13. @ass_out_for_antioxidants 14. @kitty.mf 15. @valchemic 16. @Elizabethhhloves 17. @Stacym 18. @madisonnoons 19. @Beautycation_by_shruti 20. @GlowK
👨⚕️Vitamin C can save your skin!!
Scratching you head and wondering why those bloggers always have that dewy, beautiful skin that never matches with their ages🧐 ? Attention girls❕ Best beauty secret in town! No need to be jealous of others anymore😍 !! The comments below are all from our users and they reveal how their beauty secret – vitamin C – can save your skin. @Sara.Rudnick“You're looking for a bomb vitamin C serum - here I am - try CeraVe! I have been using vitamin C on my skin for a few years. Vitamin C serums is one of the products through the years that I can say actually makes a difference with my skin. My skin just looks brighter and better. The CeraVe vitamin C serum contains 10% pure vitamin C and also some Hyaluronic Acid. It also helps your skin better absorb following moisturizer over it. Though it's only 10% (some other products contain 20% or more vitamin C) but it's totally enough for me and actually it's safer to use for sensitive skin. The Cerave comes in an enclosed tube so the product stays fresh and doesn’t oxidize which is an issue with Vitamin C. You should definitely try it!!” @ALONDRAMEDINA"I highly recommend Naturium vitamin C 22%. It's so good súper gentle and very hydrating. A little goes along way. It's only $20 and it's fast shipping. I love it, it have seriously change my skin for the best. I have been have acne for 15 years and finally found something that can help me. I highly recommend this. " @StephanieLaplanche“Start off with the basics: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen (for when you go outside). Definitely add a solid vitamin C serum for the dark spots. Paulas choice has an amazing vitamin C serum that has 15% pure vitamin C!! I keep the moisturizers very basic because I find that a lot of the higher end moisturizers have either too much fragrance for me or they sink into the skin soo much that I have to reapply every other hour.” @GlowPrincess“What helped me the most was me being consistent with my day & night skincare routines and also knowing how to apply my products, for example applying my vitamin C serum after my toner and then my hyaluronic acid serum & then my liquid exfoliator. Layering the right skincare product is very important because if you dont apply them correctly, you can have breakouts & redness that can lead to hyperpigmentation.” Apart from our beauty experts’ testimonies, scientific research has shown that vitamin C can protect skin cells, even out skin tone, lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, and enhance skin radiance 👏 ! Leave your comments below if you know some more hidden talents of Vitamin C!
$ vs Formula vs Feel? This L-Ascorbic Acid is 👑
Vitamin C is my OG beloved skincare ingredient and my goal this summer was to (a) transition from using vitamin C derivative to L-Ascorbic acid (the true form), to (b) find a formulation that worked best in my current routine (water-based) and (c) didn’t break the bank. 💴 Y’all, I’ll say no more. I think I’ve found the one. What’s so great about Purito’s formulation? PURITO - Pure Vitamin C Serum is a water-based 5% L-Ascorbic acid serum formulated with some of my favorite ingredients- niacinamide, adenosine, hylauronic acid and red ginseng extract. Other goodies include pineapple and turmeric extract. A lot of other pure Vit C serums are on the thinner oilier side (for stability) and these more potent forms (like 15-20%) can feel extremely drying. Although Purito’s is not as high in concentration nor stabilized with ferulic acid and Vit E, the water-based formula works as a effortless substitute to the Vit C derivative I’ve already been using- only even more effective! The packaging is completely unexposed to air until you break the seal after receipt, which hopefully buys us a few months of shelf stability! The fresh serum dispenses clear (love that it’s a pump bottle to minimize oxidation) and I can already see little droplets on the outside rim that have oxidized (turned orange) so I know what is and is not fresh. Sometimes, it’s all about the feel. It’s impossible to try all the L-Ascorbic acid formulations out there but as I mentioned before, many true Vit Cs from my experience have cancelled out the hydrating efforts of my other serums. Purito’s does not. In fact, minus the mild stinging from the Vitamin C initially, this product is my vehicle for sneaking HA into my routine as HA (in sodium hylauronate form) is the first ingredient! It’s an easy step between my toner and second serum or sunscreen. If you’ve been using sodium or magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vit C derivative) and looking to upgrade, you will have no problem swapping this product in. Can we talk about the price please? This serum goes for ~$15 for 60 mL (2 Fl Oz)!! Where are you gonna find a deal like that? This is essentially the same price as my previous Vit C derivative (SAP) and 4-5x cheaper than many of the L-Ascorbic acid serums out there on the Sephora- ahem Drunk Elephant- shelves! If you are hesitant, at least it won’t hurt your pocket too much to give it a try! Enjoy and cheers to summer skin ☀️
Aesop VS Grown Alchemist
Let’s start with Aesop on the left first. The Aesop purifying facial exfoliant paste was what I thought the best physical exfoliant... until, yup, Grown Alchemist Polishing facial exfoliate, pink grapefruit glucomannan extract. It’s just fantastic. But I will add consistency, smell, performance and my pros and cons on each to let you decide. Aesop - Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste It’s pricey but it is a well formulated, all natural, green, clean and earth conscious made product. None of the icky stuff. ￼￼Consistency: It is a drier paste compared to GA. It is a heavier paste which is strange for me and you will know why in the GA part. The grains are fine quartz which are really tiny and but quite grainy, not in a bad walnuty way anyways (I see you Kylie lol). Spreads fairly easily and even though it’s heavier as mentioned before it comes out quite liquidy. I know it doesn’t make sense but it will soon. ￼￼Smell: The smell is pretty oceanic, almost like standing on a pier but slightly fishy and herbal, which I like and don’t ask me why. ￼￼Performance: Feels good on the skin, I would not recommend it for sensitive skins but anything else would be fine. The fine quartz does take dead skin cells off but it you can miss some spots with it being a paste; Just make sure you spread it well and evenly. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖VS➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ GROWN ALCHEMIST - Polishing Facial Exfoliant ￼￼Consistency: It’s like a fluffy paste. This is why I say the Aesop one is more thick as this one is thicker when you see it coming out of the tube and start rubbing it on your face but it quickly changes into a light, airy, almost mousse like feeling and it even disappears into your skin whereas the Aesop one doesn’t, it actually spreads quite a lot. The GA is more gentle since the paste is more mousse/creamy like. ￼￼Smell: definitely fresh, like duh, it has grapefruit Jen, 😂! It’s a great “wake me up” or “I wanna be + feel super clean and fresh” type of product. Also a very herbal, again, one word: frrresshhhh. ￼￼Performance: This product is way gentler and has tiny particles that manually exfoliate. It is recommended for all skin types even neck and chest and I AGREE. This product like the Aesop one, also contains Lactic Acid, which is a chemical exfoliant if you’re wondering as this is one of the ingredients that draw me to the Aesop exfoliant. Looking at the ingredients list I saw that the first ingredient is Aloe vera plant extract, which I assume is what makes it more hydrating and gives it that softness. This also contains Glucomannan (Konjac root), which has brightening effects and it’s very popular in Asia. And yes it does remove my dead skin cells and brightens as well. Overall: Both products are good and do exactly what they say they will do but I prefer GA as it is a tad more hydrating, has a lot of beneficial ingredients and it can be used as a mask as well, not to mention the beautiful natural energetic smell
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