Products I don't like!

clairebeccaclairebecca
Oct. 19
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
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
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:
Witch hazel, Walgreens, cherie
WalgreensWitch hazel
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!
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