Cherie's Skin Report: The Perfect Pandemic Skincare Resource

I really like the Cherie Skin Report tool and plan to chart my skincare journey in the app!
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Jul. 17, 2020
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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:
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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.
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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).
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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!
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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.
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