Products I don't like!
Oct. 19, 2020
Here at Cherie we often talk about what we love, can’t live without, and what we recommend to others, but what about the things we can’t stand?
It’s hard to know when using a new product if it’s just your personal preference and skin type or if the product itself falls short. Just because it doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean that it can’t work for others.
Today I’m going to talk about some of the products and ingredients I absolutely do not like!
First off, I’m going to start with my favorite: skincare products! I’m a skincare junkie through and through and between high-end products and dupes, I’ve found a lot of things I really like and a lot that I really don’t.
FAB AHA Serum
FIRST AID BEAUTYFAB Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA
I bought FAB's skin lab resurfacing liquid with 10% AHA when I was looking for a gentle, yet effective, over-the-counter AHA to use on my off days from Retin-A. The price point was around $50 and I can say after several weeks of use it did nothing for my skin and it caused quite a bit of irritation even for my active-seasoned skin.
I have tried many of FABs skincare products and I even swear by several of them but their AHA serum is not for me. My skin responds well to BHA'S so perhaps it's the AHA's in general that my skin does not respond to and not necessarily this product.
I think that for those who have tried AHA's like lactic and glycolic acid before, this serum would be great! Have you tried this product?
Thayers Rose Toner
THAYERSRose Petal Facial Toner
Next on my list is the Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner spray. I've seen this spoken of all over the skincare community, but I find this product to be both overpriced and ineffective for what you pay.
I personally love rosewater and witch hazel, you can make your own or buy cheaper alternatives like these below:
REN AHA Skin Resurfacing Mask
Another AHA product, I was thoroughly unimpressed with REN’s glycolic acid renewal mask. At over $50, this product fell short. I saw no visible results from using this weekly mask that is marketed as an at home alternative peel. My advice? Save the money for a medical grade peel at your local salon.
The Final Verdict
Sometimes when we don’t like a product it’s not so much the product itself but our skin. The key to gauging a product's efficacy is asking yourself how your skin responded to similar ingredients in the past.
For me, I know AHA’s are relatively ineffective, so if I’m going to use AHA in my routine it’s worth it to spend my money on a higher grade medical peel rather than buying an expensive serum.
Other times I don’t like a product, it's the price. Sometimes things are more expensive for a reason, and sometimes it’s simply hype. It’s up to you to decide what is and isn’t worth spending your money on!
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?
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
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
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?
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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