My Favorite Ingredient-Focused Skincare BrandsToday, so many beauty brands truly care about ingredients over marketing — here are the ones I love most!
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! I love how skincare savvy we’ve become lately! I see so many people, both my friends in real life and fellow beauty fiends online, taking the time to learn about what skincare ingredients to look for to get the results we want. Now just about everyone who has a skincare routine knows about hyaluronic acid and how hard it works for our skin! I’ve noticed that some of the most popular beauty brands are successful not because of empty marketing buzzwords but because they really care about the ingredients they use and educating consumers on how these ingredients help them. Here are some of my favorite skincare brands that care about ingredients: Paula's ChoicePaula’s Choice is my go-to brand when I’m looking for products to treat specific skin concerns. Their products are all fragrance-free and cruelty-free use specific ingredients to target some of the most common skin issues. What I love about the brand is that each product explains exactly how its ingredients work to help your skin! Like many fans of the brand, I got started with the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator. Some of my other favorite products include the Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster to treat breakouts and texture issues and the Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster to fade dark spots and brighten my skin.
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PAULA'S CHOICESkin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion ExfoliantThe Ordinary I love The Ordinary’s straightforward product line and super affordable prices. This is the brand that first introduced me to serums like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, two ingredients I’ve used basically every day for over five years! They really focus on educating consumers about skincare ingredients, and their website even has guides on how to apply products in the right order and how to patch test products before using them. My favorite product is The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, which I use once a week to treat any blemishes or dullness. I also love The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane as a final moisturizer, especially when my skin feels more dehydrated in colder months.
The OrdinaryAHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionDr. Dennis GrossDr. Dennis Gross is a board-certified dermatologist whose skincare brand is backed by his years of experience in the medical world of skin, along with high-quality ingredients that do what they say. I really like the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, which is a great product for people who haven’t tried chemical exfoliation before! I would recommend using them every other day until your skin gets used to it. I love that this brand uses powerful ingredients combined with gentle plant extracts to your skin, like the Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, which uses ferulic acid and licorice root extract to boost the skin-brightening and anti-aging effects of retinol. What ingredients do you look for in your skincare products? Have you tried these brands before?
Dr Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
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are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This week’s ✨Cherie Spotlight ✨ w/o Jan 11
Hi all! Happy New Year 🎉🥳 We’re excited to kick off another week of Cherie Spotlight with exciting beauty gifts to share some cheer with our amazing community…and some GOOD NEWS! We’re switching it up and bringing back WEEKLY Cherie Spotlights!!! Stay tuned to hear when the change goes into effect ✨ Weekly winners of Cherie’s Picks, New on Cherie, and Cherie Convo will receive a free beauty gift to enjoy as a thanks for creating content and stories loved and cheered on by the cherie community. As a reminder: ￼Cherie’s Picks - our favorite top engaged with content, selected by team cherie. ￼New on Cherie - share your first posts on cherie for a chance to win! ￼Cherie Convo - post into the topic of the week to win! Check out our last post to check the cherie convo of the week.
How to build your skincare routine
How to build your skincare routine VOL. I - for many people getting into skincare it can super confusing (even as a professional it is) 😳 • Therefore I’m coming out with a series to help anyone who needs some guidance on where to begin 😉 • 3 parts: Step 1 - addressing your skin concerns! Step 2 - doing some research on different brands, ingredients, products to use or even consulting a professional and Step 3 - buying the essentials and not splurging 🤷🏽♀️ • Many esthetician’s and dermatologists offer consultations to clients who need help or guidance so check the ones in your area to see if that’s an option for you 👏🏽 • Not splurging is KEY! The last thing you want to do is drop $500 on products, only to find out your skin doesn’t agree with them or you don’t like them 🥴 • Was this chart helpful? Are you excited about this new series? 💙 • What’s your beginner skincare advice for building a routine? ♥️ CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Advanced Replenshing Toner
Glossy hair secret😱💗
Yall!!! Ever since I cut 4 inches off my hair a few weeks ago, I made a promise to myself to take care of my hair so it could grow longer, stronger and much healthier. Well let’s cue in THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Brightening Hair Treatment ...it is AMAZING! I am so happy with the results that I have been seeing with it. If you are looking for a product to help with your hair, try this out! The Inkey list has so many different AND affordable products that help with so many hair issues that you need to try them out! If you have questions - let me know!! Xo, Johanna
THIS IS A FRESH 👏🏾START 👏🏾
THIS is why I love BoxyCharm 🙌🏾 These products wouldn’t have been on my radar, but they were delivered right to my door + I absolutely LOVE all of them! And this olive eye!! I’m feelin it! Full tutorial and review are on YouTube now! Link in bio ❤️ Product List: #Violet Voss - Olive You Forever[products]#[FiveStars] This is my first time trying this brand and I'm really impressed! The shadows are creamy, pigmented, and super blendable! FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya I love the cleansing balm so I was excited to try this! It has definitely helped my skin stay hydrated and even makes it look more glowy and matte! I love the texture and it absorbs quickly! #Avant Skincare - Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Micellar Water[products]#[FourStars] This reneges ALL my makeup, even mascara, with no issues! My skin feels smooth and hydrated after using it. However, it has a LOT of fragrance. I don't mind the smell, but it does linger. #Seraphine Botanicals - Apple + Baume Glow Lip Mask[products]#[FiveStars] A great lip mask! Hydrated lips nicely! I like applying this as I start my makeup routine and it's usually absorbed by the time I get to my lips. #Trust Fund Beauty - Lipgasm Lip Gloss[products]#[FourStars] this is a pretty gloss but it is a bit sticky. What do you think about this box?
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