These Are The Ingredients & Trends Taking Over J-BeautyPeach ceramides? Soymilk facial mist? See what's trending in Japanese beauty!
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!When you work in the beauty industry, a lot of products start to look the same. You realize that everyone is doing the same thing, with their own little twist—and that's great because beauty is all about options—but it does get a bit... Repetitive after a while. AHA this, hyularonic acid that... We get it! You want us to exfoliate and hydrate. That's why when it comes to beauty, my favorite discoveries always revolve around innovation. Show me a new ingredient I never thought of, or an entertaining way for me to step up my routine, and I'm sold. Now, American beauty isn't necessarily known as leaders of innovative beauty but you know who is? Japan! So to entertain my need for exciting new beauty, I took a quick trip to LA's Little Tokyo to see what J-beauty trends are worthy of a spot in my skincare routine. 1. Peach Ceramides One of the first things that I noticed while shopping around Little Tokyo was the amount of peach skincare. It was in everything; shampoo, body bars, lotions, face masks, and there is even an entire line dedicated to peach ceramides and probiotics called Momo Puru. Here in the U.S., we're used to peach being a fun flavor and scent, but a serious ingredient in skincare? Not so much. While I wasn't able to pick up any of the Momo Puri products, because of their heavy use of fragrance, I was able to grab this peach exfoliating body bar that is meant for the hip and bum area and claims to get rid of stretch marks! 2. SoymilkSoymilk has a great reputation when it comes to skin because of it has an antioxidant compound called isoflavanes which may help with anti-aging along with moisturizing the skin. SANA is an entire skincare line dedicated to harnessing the moisturizing properties of soymilk and delivering it to your skin through creams, lotions, milks, face masks, and more. SANA is one of Japan's most popular skincare lines and, as you can see from the photo below, there are so many products to choose from! 3. RiceRice has been an integral part of Japanese beauty for centuries. Rice water was used by geisha's to soften their skin, so it's no surprise that this staple ingredient is still a big part of today's J-beauty scene. Another one of Japan's most popular skincare brands, Keana Nadeshiko has some amazing products that centralize the softening, anti-aging, toning, and firming properties of rice.
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Ishizawa-LabKeana Pore Care Rice MaskTheir most popular product is their Pore Care Rice Mask which uses a combination of sake, rice bran oil, and rice ceramids to nourish your skin and even help with the appearance of large pores!4. Water-based Exfoliants If you haven't seen this famous water-gel exfoliator around skincare social media, get ready to be impressed. Cure Aqua Gel is Japan's #1 exfoliator and one get's sold every 4.5 (!!!!) seconds. Impressed yet? This gel is one of Japan's greatest innovations because it utilizes activated hydrogen water and exfoliating acids to literally slough away dead skin. Plus, there's entertainment value—the product pumps out as a gel and as you rub it into your skin, pills into little clumps of dirt and dead skin.
CureNatural Aqua GelCure recently launched their Water Treatment Cream as well which is an all-in-one cream that tones and moisturizes in one step. Lucky for us Americans, you can get both of Cure's cult-favorite products on Amazon! 5. Peel Off Tattoo Makeup This Japanese makeup trend makes getting dolled up super easy because you technically don't have to remove your makeup for days! Peel-off tattoo makeup is typically a stain that you apply, let set, and then peel off to reveal perfectly tinted eyebrows, lips, and cheeks that can last for days! If you're into lazy girl makeup like I am, these semi-permanent tints are the way to go.
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How to build your skincare routine
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The best sunscreen for dry skin☀️
Y’all… Let me tell you how dry my skin gets. My skin gets so dry that it looks like my skin is actually flaking. I have struggled with dry skin my entire life and I hardly find any products that truly help my skin. I reached out to a friend who gave me a skin care routine and she suggested this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ it is honestly the best! Not only is it scent free but it hydrates my skin without burning it. I have high sensitivity to a lot of products and this is one that doesn’t make my skin irritated or break out. If you struggle with dry skin, try out this sunscreen! Not only does it help with the dryness but also you should always be protecting your face with sunscreen!!!
cystic acne progress
cystic acne is a journey like no other. It’s unpredictable and frustrating. But, you have to celebrate small wins whenever possible. almost 2 weeks ago, I woke up with my cheek severely inflammed having sprouted a ton of cysts seemingly overnight. big, red, painful ones. unfortunately, my cystic acne is very much hormone, stress, and diet driven which makes it hard to manage at times. today, I can finally appreciate that I was successful in bringing the inflammation down. eight days may seem like a long time but in the world of cystic acne, that’s huge progress! It looks and feels so much more comfortable. if you use tretinoin, stick with it! I promise there is light at the end of the tunnel and while no day is perfect when you’re prone to cystic acne, it does get better. feel free to ask me all your cystic acne questions!
DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
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