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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!Check out these cherie creators who have skincare tips and reviews that will leave you glowing! @KayRodriguez
Sep. 10, 2020
At first reading the words “slimy”, “snail” and “mucin” may not sound too appealing when thinking of products to add to your skincare routine. However, have you researched the benefits of snail mucin for the skin? Here’s a few: ￼✨ Allantoin - a skin conditioning and protecting agent that is reported to have keratolytic, hydrating, epithelializing, and anti-irritant activities ￼✨ Glycolic Acid - an AHA that acts as a chemical exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, boost collagen production and reduce premature aging ￼✨ Hyaluronic Acid - used to bind water to the skin and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) ￼✨ Naturally Antibacterial - to prevent and destroy the growth of bacteria It doesn’t sound as gross now, right? 🌚 With 96% snail mucin in this 100ml essence, it certainly packs a delicate punch of skin benefits. Price? The price overall isn’t too bad considering you really only need two little pumps of this essence to cover your entire face. I got it off of Amazon for about $19 USD. Recommended For? I would recommend this for all skin types. I have dehydrated, sensitive, acne-prone / oily skin and my husband has dry acne-prone skin and we both absolutely adore this essence. It leaves our faces feeling SO hydrated and calm. ✨✨🐌 Texture? 😂 it is SLIMY, as expected, however it glides effortlessly on the skin and absorbs pretty quickly. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or slimy either, just hydrated and nice ✨ How to use it? I like to use this after my toner, to give my skin a boost of hydration and prep for serums. I use only two small pumps and it covers my face entirely. ✨ Do I Like it? To say that I like it would be an understatement 💙 I love how it makes my skin feel, my skin feels hydrated, plump and soft after using it and it hasn’t caused any breakouts, in fact it helps keep my skin calm ✨ Overall Thoughts? Overall I think this essence is a fantastic addition to a routine, AM and PM. Its hydrating, calming and provides many benefits for the skin. The price point isn’t cheap, at least to me, but considering how long it will last with only two pumps per use, I think the price is fair. COSRX is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands and may even take over my routine 🌝 What do you think? Are you willing to put snail slime on your face? 🌚🐌🌝
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I always maintain a similar nighttime routine but find I like changing through products, such as a different AHA toner, a different face cream, a different eye cream, or a different face wash. However, the foundation of it remains the same: cleanse, tone, hydrate. I usually go for a more hydrating routine for both the AM and PM. Tonight I used products that I love and that I know suit my skin type: (mostly) normal. <bold>1). </bold>I started with the #MARCELLE - Micellar Water[products]#[FiveStars] (light blue bottle for waterproof makeup) to remove my waterproof mascara. I have yet to find a better micellar water. It’s so effective yet so gentle. If you can suggest one that does a great job with waterproof mascara please let me know :) <bold>2). </bold>I cleansed my face with the #Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel[products]#[FiveStars] It’s soap free me doesn’t dry out my skin and makes me feel so clean and refreshed. 3). My new favourite toner: it’s so gentle yet so effective at removing excess dirt, makeup, balancing my skin’s pH, etc. #PESTLE & MORTAR - Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner 180ml[products]#[FiveStars] 4). I always add in hydration when I can and this product is perfect for that (and pre-serums!) #NIOD - Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist[products]#[FiveStars] Think toner/meets essence/meets serums/meets bye bye oxidative stress and hello hydration! Lol. I feel it boosts the effectiveness of my skincare products. 5). I keep my face damp from the SDSM mist and then apply my #PESTLE & MORTAR - Pure Hyaluronic Serum [products]#[FiveStars] This is sooooo beautiful and hydrating. I love it beyond words! Haha. 6). I then apply#BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream[products]#[FiveStars] I’m obsessed with this eye cream. It’s so hydrating but light. It doesn’t make my under-eyes feel greasy. It’s my go-to for the day and to wear under makeup. 7). Last but not least, I love a super hydrating face cream for the night. This one is hydrating but not heavy or greasy, which is perfect for me #YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi[products]#[FiveStars] ❤️🤍
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✨your follows and cheers mean so much 💛✨ So if you saw my review from a few days ago, you already know that I was not so stoked on this face oil. I found it caused irritation and redness on my face which was a total bummer because I really wanted to like this product. That being said, it was a little pricey so I wanted to find other ways to use it and not let it just go to waste. Personally I’ve been using it as a cuticle oil, and have been really happy with the hydration I’m getting around my nails and am happy that I’m getting my money’s worth! Do you have a face oil that didn’t really do it for you ? Here are a couple different ways you can repurpose your product 💛 ✨ Put a few drops in your body lotion - adding a couple drops will make your lotion go on smoother and pump up the hydration factor ✨ Add a small amount to dry, split ends - give your ends a little TLC, or tame flyaways with a couple drops of oil. ✨Use it as a cuticle oil apply a small drop on each of your cuticles, rub it in then follow up with moisturizer for silky smooth hands If the product doesn’t irritate your face, but you’ve got a couple bottles on the go maybe try ✨ Using it to remove makeup - oil helps lifts makeup, but be careful not to get it in your eyes .. also be careful around your eyes if your oil is heavily fragranced. ✨ Add a drop or two to your foundation -adding face oil to your foundation and letting it absorb into the skin will act as primer and give you a hydrated glow 💛 I would love to hear if you have any other face oil hacks💛@caitlynmarie
So you might’ve heard of the new kid on the block people have been raving about, The Ordinary’s Aloha Arbutin 2% + HA. I honestly love how The Ordinary just chucks hyaluronic acid into so many formulas 🙌🏽 This product is great for alllll skin types. Alpha Arbutin reduces the looks of spots and hyperpigmentation. It's used at a high two percent concentration versus a standard concentration of one percent and supported with a form of hyaluronic acid for enhanced delivery. What a lot of people don’t mention is that this also contains lactic acid at a low amount to lightly dissolve dead skin and further assist in reducing dark spots. Overall this product didn’t break me out and worked well, but I definitely prefer to stick to using my retinoid instead for my oily and acne-prone skin! Btw I have a seperate post on my holy grail retinoid which you’ve probably never seen before! Check it out Pic by @skinpatrol_ on Instagram@cdragoskin
Hi my beauties😇 Today we are going to talk about.. 🌱SNP PREP KOREA🌱 (S)cience, (N)ature and (P)urity. SNP recently sent me their Cicaronic Skin Care Set so I wanted to make a quick review. ————————————— I struggle with sensitive/acne-prone/combo to dry skin (annoying, I know) but lately I am LOVING the ingredient Centella Asiatica Extract, which is the main ingredient used in this collection. This works fantastic for my skin. It calms down the redness caused by my acne tremendously and makes my overall complexion look so much better. 1. Cicaronic SOS 7-Day Ampoule: This is AMAZING, I honestly fell in love after the first use. It’s so lightweight BUT still SO hydrating. I put this on right before my COSRX moisturizer and loved the way it feels. It’s not irritating at all, and made my skin look and feel more plump. BUT fragrance is listed pretty high on the ingredient list. I don’t particularly mind fragrance but as long as it’s one of the last few on the list. I used about 5 ampoules already and since I only have 2 more left I will finish it. 2. Cicaronic Soothing Cream: I enjoyed this cream but I did not use it to much only because I am stuck on my COSRX moisturizer at the moment. I did like the way it felt on my skin, it’s a lovely texture and left my skin feeling super hydrated throughout the day. I also love that it contains Jojoba oil. But I will not continue use because fragrance is also listed high on the ingredient list and I can only handle using so much fragrance on my face at once. 3. Cicaronic Toning Essence: I only used this once or twice. This saddens me now at this point not because it didn’t work well but just like every other product, fragrance is high on the list. Like I said I don’t mind fragrance but not too much fragrance. Regardless of the ampoules containing a lot of fragrance, I am impressed with how it made my skin look and feel after each use. If I ever intend to re-purchase, it would be the ampoules only. I also received the Cicaronic Daily Mask. I have not used it yet but will try soon. *PR Sample but opinion always my own@eupho_glow
Hey guys! You might have heard about the two finger rule floating around the internet, but is it something you’re implementing in your routine? Two full fingers of sunscreen is a good way to eyeball the recommended amount of product for your face and neck. This gives you adequate coverage for a full two hours after application. It can seem like nuisance to reapply, but I guarantee after two weeks you’ll see and feel the difference. As a person with a tan complexion I was SURE two whole fingers of sunscreen would leave me looking like a ghost! But i wanted to demonstrate that it’s not as excessive as it might seem. I was able to rub it in, fall on my butt, and prove my point in less than a minute ! Sunscreen is finally getting the respect she deserves in the skincare community, and making sure we’re putting on enough (and reapplying) is essential. Let’s make sure us cherie cuties are doing our best and setting the example for proper sun care!
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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
OMG HAVE YOU TRIED THESE EXFOLIATING PADS?!
Dr. Dennis Gross gifted me their 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚 𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 and I’ve made a quick application video for you all! Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Peel 𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀: 🍀 Good for combo, normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin 🍀These pads provide exfoliation that can help with keratosis pilaris, dry and dull skin, reduce body blemishes including flaky skin. It can also even out patchy skin tone! 🍀It includes three main powerful ingredients: (1) Alpha Beta Acids that gently exfoliate, (2) Bromelain helps gobble up dead skin cells to expose smooth skin below and (3) Bakuchiol, which helps stimulate our natural collagen with some firming effects. 🍀Cruelty-free 🛒 These pads are now available @sephora ! Product 🔗 https://drdennisgross.com/dr-dennis-gross-alpha-betar-exfoliating-body-treatment.html
24kt gold facial 🌟
How many of your packages arrived late?! 😩My Glo30 facial wais STILL on time though! I seriously live for these facials! 🙌🏾 and this one included 24K gold leaf to help boost microcirculation and smoothness 💆🏾♀️ have you tried GOLD skincare products?!
🌟Creator Spotlight 🏷 Acne Skincare Routine
Check out @skincare_junkie profile for her full acne skincare routine! “I have acne-prone skin so I do this routine 1-2 times a week. I start by using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil to remove sunscreen and/or makeup. Although this one clogged my pores and made me break out, I still want to finish it before I find a new one...” Don’t hesitate to share your own in 🏷 Acne Skincare Routine!
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?
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