Why are skincare brands launching candles?Skincare brands are launching candles as the lines of beauty and wellness continue to intersect.
If Glossier launched a candle tomorrow, I would be freaking the F out. I wouldn’t be surprised, this is exactly the kind of thing Glossier has always hoped to bring to its consumers; a lifestyle. Emily Weiss once said on an episode of the Breaking Beauty Podcast, “I think when women think of Glossier, they’re thinking of a lifestyle...they’re thinking of their bathroom at least, if not the world through Glossier colored glasses”. When you think about it, Glossier was one of the first beauty brands to make sense out of merch. Branded lifestyle items like sweatshirts, hair clips, and silk scarfs to keep your vanity and closet well Glossier-ified. A candle isn’t far off for Glossier and beauty brands alike. Besides, can you imagine what it would smell like? Glossier You, duh. Ugh,*chefs kiss*. While we may have to patiently wait for this to grace our presence from Glossier (no pressure Emily), skincare brands are already leaning in and launching candles. As the need for beauty and wellness to constantly intersect, consumers wanting more than just the obvious from brands, and 2020 just leaving us with the feeling of ‘I want to indulge in self-care’ beauty brands could not have picked a better time to do this. Why the demand for candles?While fashion and fragrance sales may be on the decline due to the realities of this year, skincare and self-care are certainly not. There’s no better time to be a beauty editor & lover, brands are launching items at breakneck speeds. But candles. A rather simple item that we don’t pay much attention to, often lumped into fragrance but now seem to be holding their own as they enter a new phase in the beauty space. And while brands like Diptyque, Boy Smells, and Botanica have given candles a luxury feel; why are they becoming a trend for beauty brands? Well, for one candles look ~ultra~ chic in shelfies and two, beauty is very much a sensorial experience. Why not light a candle as you dive into your double cleanse or relax in bed while masking? But don’t just take my word for candle popularity, the demand is really there. Spate Trends is currently reporting searches for candles skyrocketed in 2020, with an impressive 116% growth from the previous year. It’s safe to say candles are serving as one of many life’s little luxuries during the stress and uncertainty of 2020. Read on to see which of your favorite beauty brands are already ahead of the curve, launching what we didn’t know we needed from them. Candles you need for your beauty routine:Aesop Aromatique Candles
Dec. 22, 2020
AesopAromatique CandlesBrand new to the scene, Aesop launched 3 aromatherapy candles each named after constellations. The brand is known for it’s chic soap bottles, rich moisturizers, and luxury apothecary-like vibe. These candles scream ‘dark and stormy’ intention setting feels, but offer a scent that caters to everyone. I'm thinking I need to light one as I slowly gua sha my stress away.Supernal Cosmic Glow Candle
SupernalCosmic CandleThe best candle I have ever lit a flame to. I’ve cried tears since it’s limited edition, but it’s here now for a good time. If you’ve ever tried Supernal’s Cosmic Glow Oil you’ve been whisked away by the wonders aromatherapy can do for your skin. This candle is no different, blending together cozy warm scents with mood-uplifting ones. California Lemon, sweet bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, and pine could spark meditation magic.Origins Neroli and LemongrassPart of their ‘feel good candle’ collection, the neroli and lemongrass candle freshens up any space and is a spa day favorite among many. Light this when you need a little inspiration or are wanting to do some deep breathing exercises. Follain Candle No. 1
FollainCandle No. 1Clean beauty site, Follain actually has two candles under their brand name. Handpoured and a blend of coconut and soy wax, the lavender, bergamot, sandalwood, and vanilla scent feels like a cozy hug on a frigid day. When you are feeling like skipping out on washing your face before bed, light this to take the edge off. And then, just do the damn thing. You won’t regret it.Sunday Riley Come Upstairs Massage Candle
SUNDAY RILEYCome Upstairs Massage CandleSo popular, it sold out almost immediately on the Sunday Riley site after launch. Come Upstairs is a massage candle. After putting out the flame and waiting until the wax is cool to the touch, you slowly pour onto your skin and massage in the oils. Made to promote relaxation with linden blossom and sandalwood, this candle is a must have to melt your stress away.
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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.
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
Trying to find the culprit... HELP!
Ever since I’ve added these two new products, I’ve noticed a couple new breakouts in places i’ve never experienced!!! They are red painful pimples too. Two on my forehead (I never get them there) , one on the outside of my nostril (i never get them there either), and the weirdest singular pimple on my NECK! Both of these products I have used on my face and neck, however, I’m not sure what product or ingredient is causing the sudden breakout!! Or is it just purging??? Help!!!!!! Did anyone else experience this with these products??? COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Murad - Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
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!!! 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.
THE EASIEST BUN!
Life gets busy, hair gets greasy, and sometimes you just need a hairstyle that is out of your way but still so simple and cute. Here is the easiest low bun ever! ✨put your hair into a bun but don’t pull all the way through ✨take the tail, wrap around the scrunchie and tuck in the bottom THATS IT! I said it was easy didn’t I?! Give this a try💗 Xo, Johanna
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