Our Year in Review: Cherie 365We've grown so much as an app and a community over the last year! Here are some of our highlights.
Have you heard? It's our first birthday! We can't believe it's already been a year since we've launched this community for beauty lovers to share all their best secrets. We're taking a look back at all the growth and accomplishments we've made in 365 days! November 2019: We officially became cherie!Did you know that before we were cherie, we were Vinna? We made this name switch to embrace a more endearing and loving side of beauty, because cherie means sweetheart in French! January 2020: We created Skin Journey, a feature on our app that analyzes your skin in just a selfieSkin Journey launched with the intention to show our users their progress through a skin analyzer. The analyzer also helps users target their concerns with products most recommended on cherie. March 2020: We introduced Cheers! To encourage camaraderie and friendship within our cherie community, we launched the cheers feature! It's our way of showing love and appreciation to fellow cherie users. May 2020: The Future Beauty Fund Initiative was launched to help beauty pros and small-medium beauty businesses affected by COVID-19As the world adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic, so many worlds were turned upside down. To show our love and support to beauty professionals affected by sudden closures, we launched our Future Beauty Fund where we gave $110K to beauty professionals and businesses, along with hiring experts to create content on our app! August 2020: We refreshed our brand visualsWe upgraded our logo and overall look to feel more vibrant and exciting, just like our cherie fam! September 2020: We launched our Leaderboard! To reward our amazing community of beauty creators, we launched a leaderboard that rewards top performers on the app every week with a surprise beauty gift! It also gives a shoutout to rising stars, AKA new users who have created amazing content and gained high engagement because of it. Keep an eye out for another new refresh of our Leaderboard coming later this year! October 2020: We celebrated our community with a virtual hapy hour! It's so important for us to always celebrate our community. To make things incredibly special for some of our top creators, we hosted a Zoom happy hour where everyone could meet face-to-face! There's sure to be more community events just like this for even more creators in the future.All year 2020: cherie cares <3 Without a second thought, we gave to causes we believe in because it's important for us to uplift communities in need. Here are a few of the cause-based donations we made this year: - The Australian Red Cross in support of the bushfires - LA Conservation Corps in support of positive environmental infrastructures - Black Lives Matter LA in support of fighting racial injustice and uplifting the Black communityContent Recap: the most popular topics on cherieThe beauty conversation never ends on cherie! Here are the top 3 most talked about and viewed topics on cherie over the last year. Acne treatmentsIt's no surprise combating acne is the most talked about and searched topic on cherie! So many of us have dealt with acne and it's great to be able to turn to peers for solutions. Skin hydrationHydration is the key to healthy skin! From the right gel creams to the perfect facial oils, the cherie community is always chiming in on their favorite facial hydrators. HyperpigmentationOften a side effect of acne, it makes sense that hyperpigmentation is the on our list of top topics! Exfoliate your skin From AHA's to physical exfoliants, our community chimed in on their favorite ways to exfoliate their skin. Content Recap: The most popular posts on cherie everCheck out the posts that got the most cheers over the last year!
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When I read a review that The Oridinary had an AFFORDABLE product that was just as good if not better than drunk elephants babyfacial I decided to give it a try and for under $10 what did I have to lose?
The Ordinary Peeling Solution is one of the best products you can buy for less than $10. When used correctly, there are so many benefits to this product! Here’s my review of the product with safety tips first.
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The best workout hairstyle!
Hairstyles for the gym don’t have to be cute - but it’s nice when they are!! Here is a SUPER easy Dutch braid into a bun - perfect for the gym when you don’t want your hair getting in your face when you’re moving around! Begin with the Dutch braid which is a 3 strand braid taking pieces from either side of your head, UNDER the middle strand of hair. Then fluff it out by pulling on the braid strands and then take all of that and put into a half bun, wrap the extra hair and you’re done!!! Literally so easy yall and SO STINKING CUTE!! Xo, Johanna
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
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?
this hair repair treatment saved my split ends!
this amazing hair mask was kindly gifted by Sol De Janeiro. You know that feeling when tranquility washes over you, you hear the crunchy waves crash onto the shore, you feel that cool breeze envelope your body like a blanket, and you can almost taste the salty air? that’s how I felt using this hair mask. It felt like I was on a tropical island, sipping on pink lemonade. no joke, after washing this mask off I immediately noticed that my split ends were repaired. It was like magic. as somebody with major split ends and hair breakage, it literally felt like this mask was working voodoo on my head. i usually lose a lot of my hair, and my split ends look... well split. not with this mask. it hydrated my hair like no other, and smelled SO SO SO amazing. it even made my hair much more manageable to detangle and style. def recommend, 10/10.
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
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