Cherie's Skin Report: The Perfect Pandemic Skincare ResourceI really like the Cherie Skin Report tool and plan to chart my skincare journey in the app!
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!The day is March 11th. I hobble into the hospital with my husband 20 minutes after my water broke while vigorously watching A Bronx Tale. 24.5 hours of labor and an emergency c-section later, I am blessed with my beautiful son... and the whole world shut down. I specifically had BIG plans for my skin after a seemingly never-ending pregnancy. My plan was to visit the dermatologist merely weeks after giving birth to get a professionally recommended skincare routine that could address my skin concerns both while I nursed and after I finished nursing. As a 5-year professional in the skincare industry, 9 months of a less-than-mild skincare routine and wildly rampant hormones left my skin sallow and spotty. Plans are always just that: plans. COVID left me quarantined at home with my newborn. He just turned 4 months old and I have yet to visit my dermatologist. Luckily, I was introduced to the Cherie app, specifically the Cherie Skin Care Report, which gives me a dermatologist grade skin analysis to assess the current status of my skin and provides a high quality list of product recommendations that can treat my concerns. Here’s how it worked for me: After hours of getting distracted with the amazingly curated news feed containing product recommendations, reviews, user questions and user generated answers, and so much more, I made my way over to the Skin Care Report. My report scored “Very Good,” which gave me quite the vote of confidence on a day that had my complexion feeling “blah.” The category reports were close to my initial predictions, and I was impressed with the product recommendations and array of resources available to help me navigate my skin conditions. As I mentioned above, I had to drop my hydroquinone routine like it was hot when I got pregnant, which left me smack dab in the middle of treating the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. So I started to use C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum recently, and I was really into Drunk Elephant products since early March. I like the fact that they use active ingredients in a pretty, non-toxic package. As a professional in the skincare industry, I learned that brands develop products that work best in conjunction with one another and in order to give a product lineup a fair analysis, it is imperative to stick with a consistent routine for 90 to 120 days. And I was very pleased to see that the C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum was the number 2 recommended product by Cherie users for dark spots! I have been using this vitamin c serum every morning since I returned from the hospital and have noticed my spots fading gradually (not as rapidly as they were fading during hydroquinone bleaching treatments, though this was to be expected). The Skin Care Report called out my large pores, particularly on and around my nose, which are a result of my olive, oily skin. The Jelly Cleanser and Glycolic Night Serum I am using were ranked in the top 10 product recommendations, which was another great indicator that I selected the right products for my skin conditions. Cause these two are exactly what I am sticking to!Within every section there were user generated reviews and product recommendations, which left me endlessly scrolling through extremely valuable user content. These days, I find it difficult to completely trust brand reviews located on brand websites and even more difficult to trust influencers with posts containing #ad recommending products. The reviews on the Skin Report tool are evidently organic, created by true users and advocates of the products they are using. My takeaways are as follows: ● The products I am currently using in my routine are adequate for my skincare conditions and ultimate skincare goals. ● The crows feet around my eyes could use some work, so I will be increasing my eye cream use to 3-4 times per week or daily. ● I saw Tatcha ranked top 10 in product recommendations multiple times, which validates my interest in trying a complete Tatcha routine after my Drunk Elephant sampling. I really like the Cherie Skin Report tool and plan to chart my skincare journey in the app with the Skin Journey tracker to chart my progress over time.
Jul. 17, 2020
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Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
Skin Barrier Skin Savior 🙏🏾
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩🤩 Something thing I am very particular about is my moisturizer. My skin barrier tends need the extra TLC and the best thing to give it is moisture. So when I look for a moisturizer I need something that gives me instant hydration and doesn’t clog my pores. So when I received the : BASE BUTTER - Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer I was so excited! The Brand : ✨Black Owned ✨Women Owned ✨Cruelty Free ✨Non-Comedogenic ✨Vegan ✨Paraben Free 🔑 Ingredients : ✨Aloe Vera Juice ✨Shea Butter ✨Evening Primrose Oil Okay, as you can see your girl woke up DULL! The only thing I did for this video was wash my face and use this to show y’all the transformation! I was using this EVERY night but last night I used my acne treatment routine and your girl FELT THAT (salicylic acid can be so drying to my combo skin). What’s my favorite part? This baby doesn’t have a smell or heavy greasy feel, so it perfect year round! At $21 this is a DEAL ! (The line I used on my cheek covered the entire bottom portion of my face!) Have you tried this brand?
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