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Actually Removes Makeup!
I got this product some time ago when I had a BoxyCharm subscription! I absolutely loved this makeup removing balm when I used to wear more makeup! It would melt away even the toughest products without irritating my skin! It would even break down waterproof eyeliner and mascara no problem! I would highly recommend this product to anyone who enjoys wearing a full face regularly and micellar water does not do the trick! I really enjoyed this product! Works for all skin types, just be sure to double cleanse! FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
Fight those wrinkle while you sleep
One product I purchased and never cared to use was Sleep Tight. It’s a lightweight balm that is to be used as a sleeping mask. It helps moisturize, firm and tone as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles overnight. It’s good for all skin types. You can use day or night but I suggest nightly because to me it leaves an oily type of texture/look. Take a small amount and warm it in between your palms and press it into your skin. The balm will transform into oil/gel. Again, at first I did not like this as it seemed a bit tacky and I’d find my hair sticking to my face - along with my pet hair. But after a bit of trail and error I found I wasn’t warming it enough and pressing it into my skin was the key. Also Farmacy Beauty suggests using a non water based moisturizer with Honeymoon Glow as Water based products can alter the acidic pH of Honeymoon Glow (as well as other AHA/BHA serums) and reduce its efficacy. Therefore it is recommended that Honeymoon Glow is applied directly onto cleansed, dry skin and followed up with a face oil for best results! Another great option would be FARMACY - Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil ✨ . ———- Farmacy Beauty keeps coming up with duos that you just can not go without: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 🐝 FARMACY - BEE CLEAN ———- FARMACY - BEE CLEAN 🐝 FARMACY - Honey Body Butter Ultra-Hydrating Body Cream ——— FARMACY - HONEYMOON GLOW AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids 🐝 FARMACY - Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm . ——- And and my own fave duos: FARMACY - HONEY POTION 🐝 FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer ——- FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry 🐝 FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya What’s your favorite Farmacy Beauty product? What’s the one product you’re hoping to try? Be sure to comment because I just may have a giveaway coming your way....
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My nightly routine w/retinal
Every night I choose a facial wash depending on how my face is feeling and what I’d like to be using. When I will be working with retinal in my routine, I like to start with a nice gentle exfoliation like TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser It’s a gentle enough cleanser to use every day but I choose to use it 3-4 times a week. It’s a beautiful light scent and I love how soft it is on my skin, yet manages to exfoliate. I definitely recommend this cleanser if you’re a bit worried about working with physical exfoliants. It’s nothing to fear. 💜 Then again as I stated I’m using my retinal tonight so I want to be sure to have a very hydrated face. Hydration is key for me as retinal can be very drying for my skin. I use a lot of hydrating toners and essences to really plump up my skin before adding the retinal. These would be TATCHA - The Essence Plumping Skin Softener & INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner & YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil (these are just some I use) They all give my face the layer of hydration needed to move forward. Then I come in with Medik8 - Crystal Retinal I’m loving the retinal as I’ve only had small white heads surface and easily disappear. I did notice my skin becoming drier when I went up to level 6 but again, found a way to combat that. I’ve only been working with retinal a short few months so I have no results to share at this time. And finally when I am working with a strong active (such as retinal) I lather my face in moisturizer. I had yet to find a night time face mask that worked for me until I discovered this beauty YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask It’s the perfect consistency for my skin. Never a heavy, oily, sticky feeling. Just sinks in and keeps my face locked in moisture. And all the added benefits, it’s heart throbbing 💗 get excited over this one ya’ll! It’s good! And I always use an eye cream, day or night. And am loving FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in the dark circles and just tone of my skin all around my eye. Hope me sharing my night time retinal routine can be helpful for some of you. I’m always here to answer questions
finally got my box!
I finally got to my mail box and was able to open my Cherie’s Picks box from [something like] two months ago. I am SO EXCITED to use these products and write reviews on them!
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Great Second Cleanse!
This cleanser is super gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn’t irritate it at all. It’s definitely a second cleanse and will not remove makeup on its own. Smells like blueberries in a fresh, subtle way that isn’t too overpowering. I did find I needed to use a lot to have it foam enough to wash my whole face
Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Cleanser
Glow recipe overall is a pretty expensive brand. I mean, not as overly priced as some, but it is still expensive. I got this cleanser as a gift in one of my Ipsy bags and decided to try it out. I made a 30 day vlog of how my skin reacted to it, and how well it was working, and if I would recommend the product or not (this video is not edited yet or posted, but I will tell you when it is:)). GLOW RECIPE - Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser This product is not life changing. Yes, it is a very nice cleanser but it’s no different than the ones I have used in the past. It kept my skin clear and soft and that’s it. I looked back at the ingredients after using it for a month and was not happy to see that fragrance was listed there. The other ingredients are incredible: blueberry extract, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, and Peony Root Extract. The most exciting part was seeing that it was in the “Clean at Sephora” section! It is one of Glow Recipes less expensive products too ($34 for 5.41oz)!
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Green and squeaky clean 💚✨
I have to confess, I did not appreciate this cleanser the first few times I tried it. It didn’t lather was much as I’m used to, so I thought it may not be doing it’s job. I was wrong! 😌 After about a week of use my skin was noticeably softer. I love the refreshing scent, it’s not too powerful but nice enough to start my day on a good foot. I would use a makeup wipe or cleansing balm first before washing my face on days where I wear makeup. I’m not sure if it would cleanse deep enough to use on its own. Also love how it comes in a glass bottle with a pump! 👍🏾YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser
Perfect travel kit from Youth to the People
Girl you KNOW I love a good skincare set. Especially one that lets me try new products (with a budget price) OR allows me to have convenient travel sizes when I travel. This kit (the Youth Mini Duo YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Cleanser + Cream Youth Duo Mini ) from Youth to the People has been available on YTTP’s website for over 2 years! It contains mini sizes of their cleanser & their lightweight moisture cream. I had previously tried their cleanser, which I LOVE (see below) but I hadn’t tried their moisture cream so I was excited to purchase this set! For $20 (this doesn’t have an advertised “value of”) I think this is a great deal! Plus their packaging is able to be recycled and up cycled! Here are my thoughts on each individual product: Cleanser: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Cleanser 5/5 Likes: this cleanser is so hydrating omg. It has a very slight lather from its thick gel consistency and washes away for a squeaky clean finish (similar to bar soap) but it doesn’t feel drying at all. It is a great basic cleanser that doesn’t upset sensitive skin! Dislikes: WOW this smells very heavily of kale! Very earthy. I dislike that it doesn’t have a pump but it is a small inconvenience. Moisture cream: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air Whip Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer 5/5 Likes: this cream...omg. It is such a UNIQUE experience. The cream itself is very light and airy, absorbing into the skin so fast! It did leave a somewhat matte appearance to my skin but no dry feeling. In fact, my skin felt EERILY soft. I was like? What? This is MY SKIN? Not a baby’s butt? Plus I always get wary of products with natural ingredients because they often set off my sensitive skin. Well, not this baby! Dislikes: again, the scent is VERY herbaceous + earthy. It doesn’t linger for long but wow. It does not smell pleasant. Have you tried anything from Youth to the People?
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It’s very few and far between so I find a skincare product that both my husband and I love, and this rig he here is one of those products! It smells like sweet strawberry lemonade and is so lovely on the skin! It’s smoothing and very hydrating as well! Perfect for the summer time! fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
My Easy 4-Step Morning Routine For Acne
this routine is so easy! it take less than ten minutes every morning and leaves my skin glowing without extra oil! ⭐️ i start with the fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash from FRESH. although it was slightly pricy, it gets all of the dead skin out of my pores, and cleanses, without stripping extra moisture. ⭐️ next i tone by swiping THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner on a cotton pad across my face. this was such a bargain find at target!! and it removes anything the cleanser didn’t. ⭐️ then i apply the SEPHORA COLLECTION - Sallacylic acid anti-imperfections serum from sephora. it’s not the best serum i’ve ever used, but it has a nice scent and doesn’t make you look too oily, while also controlling acne. ⭐️ and finally i moisturize with PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer and let me tell you i absolutely ADORE THIS MOISTURIZER! five stars from me. it’s light and pulls moisture from the air to plump and firm your skin. HIGHLY RECOMMEND :) that’s all it so easy and takes almost no time. perfect for right before your zoom call xoxo
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two empties: one hated, one beloved
Today I’ll be featuring two products from Drunk Elephant, Protini and Slaai. One of these didn’t work for me, and one did! I don’t personally like this brand, since they bully creators and customers on Instagram and refuse to take ownership that some products don’t work for everyone. But tons of people like them, so I thought I would review these two minis I used, both gifted by a friend. I have combo skin type, with acne prone, sensitive skin. I also have rosacea, so my skin is red much of the time. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser Honest to god, I hated this cleanser. I used it as a first cleanse in my pm routine to remove makeup (some waterproof), and spf (water/sweat resistant). Claims: “innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, sunscreen, and even water-resistant formulas” Key ingredients: fruit blend of blueberry, kiwi, strawberry (moisturize), “African” oil blend of Marula, baobab, kalahari (protect and nurture) Not only did this not remove all my makeup, but it stung my eyes so badly and blurred my vision. My waterproof eyeliner and mascara was streaking all down my face, and I couldn’t remove it completely with Slaai without tugging or pulling my skin, which I was not about to do. It emulsified fairly well, but failed to do its job. The butter-like consistency could only be warmed up so much in my hand, because it formed clumps and wouldn’t break apart. After cleansing, it left a gross film behind on my skin like oil, and I didn’t not like how it felt. I cannot recommend this to y’all 💀 and if I could give it 0/5 stars I totally would! $34 for something not good haha! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer Ahh, a wonderful moisturizer. I use this in both my AM and PM routine, but I like it most in the AM. Claims: “a protein moisturizer that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and Pygmy water lily to improve the look of skins tone, texture, and firmness” Key Ingredients: peptide complex (binds moisture to skin, plumps, firms), pigmy water lily (antioxidants, moisturizer, soothing), soybean folic acid (helps with elasticity, good for after sun) Overall, this is one of my top moisturizers. The price is ehh ($68) and I don’t want to spend it ever, so I don’t see myself repurchasing my full size when I empty it — it’s just not worth nearly $70. The texture is so pretty, lightweight but packs a punch of hydration and moisture retention. My skin always looks great when I use this — it’s a tall drink of water for my skin for sure. It somehow plumps my skin AND helps with my loss of elasticity. Gentle on my skin, and definitely enough hydration for my combo skin type. 4/5 (-1 for price). I had no side effects using this product! #CherieCreator
*Sigh* another disappointment... Again, me scratching my head over here, wondering about these “high” reviews... So, when I did put it on my face, it was weird and filmy and white. Thank goodness for double-cleansing, else my face was not going to be pretty. Even after double-cleansing, my toner was still picking up way more makeup than I was happy about - and keep in mind, this was after my “minimalist” makeup routine that is essentially four products, including a moisturizer. Let’s not even talk about how pathetic this product is with eye makeup. No way would I buy this for myself. You’d do better with Pond’s cold cream, old school style, than this stuff.
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Cleanser + Mask For A Totally Clean And Hydrated Face
DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser This facial cleanser was gifted to me by a friend who loves Drunk Elephant products. She swears by them, and I completely trust her opinion when it comes to skincare. I would love to have more Drunk Elephant on my skincare arsenal but they just come with a hefty price tag. This cleanser is super gentle; one of the best cleansers I’ve used so far. I love facial washes that cleans my face but doesn’t leave it feeling tight and dehydrated. This clearly gets rid of all the underlying makeup residues that my makeup remover leaves, but even if it’s mad at dirt and grime, it doesn’t feel dry on my face. I thought that by its name, it will be jelly-like in consistency but this cleanser has a normal consistency. ORIGINS - Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water After a good cleanse with my Drunk Elephant jelly cleanser, I like taking the bar up a notch but putting on a hydrating mask on my face. I got this Origins in a set, and it was the first time I tried their products. This variant is specifically made to combat dryness and to bring back the skin’s moisture. I have a dry combination skin type so anything hydrating that unclogs my pores is heaven-sent for me. I love love love this mask! It leaves my skin glowing every time I use it. I leave it on overnight and I always wake up with super hydrated skin the morning after. I know it can be overwhelming as Origins have a lot of masks, but if you want to get one for yourself, this is the mask! I recommend it for those who have dry or dry combination skin. It really makes a difference when I use it.
Morning skincare routine in mini form!
Love drunk elephant minis for traveling or trying out new products! Out of all of these lippe, dbronzi, and ctango are my everyday staples
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First Aid Beauty is that girl! 💙
💙 FIRST AID BEAUTY PURE SKIN FACE CLEANSER 💙FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser I use this cleanser every morning and I’m obsessed with it. It’s super gentle, non-stripping and fragrance free! The ingredient list is amazing. My 2 favorite ingredients that’s in this cleanser are glycerin - which will hydrate the skin and then allantoin- which will soothe your skin. There are other ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties as well as treat fungal acne if you have. Perfect cleanser in the morning to wake up your skin and start the day
Week 2 Impressions of a Viral Peel!
Last night was the second time I used The Ordinary 30% AHA 2% BHA peel and I still love the results! This photo was taken first thing this morning. 🩸Last nights routine FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Toner Mist The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Eye Gel PETER THOMAS ROTH - Travel Size Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream As usual the peel tingled a little after initial application, but went away immediately. I left the peel on for 10 minutes and after removing the mask my skin was super soft, just like last week! My skin tolerates acids very well, so there was no dryness. I really like the smell of the peel itself, I hope I’m not the only one! 😂 I awoke this morning with glowing and hydrated skin! I cannot wait to share with you all next Wednesday. 🙂
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My favorite cleanser
This is a super gentle, hydrating facial cleanser—perfect for the am and pm 🌞🌙 created with honey and hyaluronic acid (among other bomb ingredients) this is a ✨super hero product ✨that has stayed in my skincare rotation for the past two yrs (and probably forever will)💛 FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
The Do’s and Don’ts for Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Knowing your skin type and skin condition is the first step to treating it. I personally have dehydrated yet oily acne prone skin. The right type of products in a routine can make a huge difference. *Disclaimer: I love all the products above except the Clinique toner (Dont use this please). I will explain below why things are good or bad for acne. Step 1: Cleanse Do - Use gel cleanser like the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser . The gel formula will deep cleanse the face without stripping. Don’t - Use a cream cleanser like the GEORGETTE KLINGER - Green Tea Cream Cleanser . This is more geared towards dry skin. It will cleanse and hydrate but won’t give you the deep cleanse oily/acne prone skin needs. Step 2: Treat Do - Use a product with salicylic acid like PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT . Salicylic acid is oil soluble and will dive deep into your pores breaking up any sebum or debris. Don’t - Use something with detnatured alcohol like the CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 For Combination Oily Skin . It may feel good at first but the alcohol is stripping your skin and does more harm than good. In the end your face will over compensate for the stripping effect and produce more oil. Step 3: Moisturize Do - Use a gel moisturizer like the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream . I love this because it is free of a lot of skin irritants like fragrance and dyes. The gel formula won’t feel too heavy on the skin but will give you all the hydration benefits you need. Don’t- Use a heavy, cream moisturizer like the Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer . Heavy creams are more geared for dry skin. For oily skin it will just sit on top potentially clogging pores (plus I do believe this has some comedogenic ingredients). These are basic steps I’ve been using for a while to make my skin routine the best is can be for my skin concern. If you have any questions about any steps or products let me know below. 🖤 /*some products gifted
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Boscia pore mask
Skin type: combination, acne prone. The product: wash off mask that helps refined and minimize the appearance of pores with activated black charcoal and binchotan white charcoal. Texture: like wet mud. Experience: leave my skin so clean, soft and glowy. Easy to apply and to wash. Very gentle with my skin, no irritations at all. Highly recommend this mask if you are looking for something to help with large pores. 👍🏻👎🏻: like. Price: $38 boscia - Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment
Boscia Charcoal pore pudding Intensive wash-off treatment helps with with shrinking your pores helps get rid of clog impurities like oil as well hydrates the skin! I've notice big difference in my pores & in my skin feels a lot soft. #boscia
BEST Makeup Removers I Have Ever Used!
I have used a lot of makeup removers, from liquid to cream, but nothing compares with the following three in my mind. So today I want to recommend them to you. These are all the products that I will keep reperchasing! Chanel Eye and Lip Makeup Remover CHANEL - DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover: This is the best eye and lip remover I've ever used. It removes makeup fast and doesn't irritate my skin. I've already repurchased it many times and will continue to buy it for sure! Bioderma Sensibio H2O BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O: This is also a product that I've repurchased several times. It's very mild and was recommended to me by a dermatologist when I had an acne flare. It's strong enough for me, but it is only suitable for removing your foundation as it can't remove waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. EVE LOM cleanser EVE LOM - EVE LOM Cleanser: The hot and cold cloth application recommended by the official website feels great on the skin but it's also tedious. Even though the official website said that it should be applied like an ordinary makeup remover, it feels a bit wasteful. It contains mineral oil in it, so for people with certain skin types, be careful that it may cause acne. It does a pretty good at removing makeup. Waterproof eyeliners and mascaras can also be removed after it's emulsified with water. However, lipstick is not as easy to remove.
Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
➤ ⠀ 𝑰𝑵 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑻: 💿 @reflektskincare Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash 💿 It is a twice-daily exfoliating face wash for all skin types, that is meant to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate in one step. 💿 It is formulated with Jojoba beads, Hyaluronic Acid, Vegetable Collagen, Glycerin and Vitamin B5 that will even skin tone, minimize pores, balance pH, prevent acne and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 💿 The Jojoba beads are smooth and delicate. They are meant to regulate sebum production, unclog pores and gently buff away dead skin cells. They disintegrate on contact with water so there’s no irritation if you allow the beads and water to do their job. 💿 The packaging features a mess-free twist and lock cap that is my personal favourite, especially for travel. Also, how cool is their logo?! 😍 𝙏𝙞𝙥𝙨: 🧖🏽♀️ Ensure that you are applying with wet hands on a damp face. 🧖🏽♀️ Get a good foam going and work in small circles using your fingertips and light pressure. 🧖🏽♀️ I personally enjoyed using this before makeup as it gave me a nice smooth canvas. In the evenings, I liked it as a second cleanse. If you’re looking to simplify your skincare routine, or try out a gentle scrub, this is worth looking into. reflekt - 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
reflekt-1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
My every day face wash
I have extreme combination skin. Sometimes my skin is extremely dry, or extremely oily. Which makes it hard to find THE PERFECT PRODUCT. Most products I use tend to amplify the oils or drying factors in my skin, but this product allows my skin to feel somewhat normal. This has been a great everyday face wash.
Neutrogena-Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
My thoughts on Biossance
I recently bought Biossance at Sephora. Here are my thoughts towards this brand: As the background, I have dry sensitive skin. Biossance's squalane cleansing oilBIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil is amazing. It removes makeup very well. With just two pumps and a slight massage, my makeup is removed completely, even that on my eyes and lips. The essence is very thin, spreads easily, emulsifies with water easily, and can be washed off easily, leaving my skin squeaky clean. My face feels super soft and super moisturized after washing it off! The big bottle is also really worth it! I highly recommend it and I'll definitely repurchase it! Star rating🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Since I develop a winter rash easily, I added the Vitamin C Rose OilBIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, which has a light fragrance, to my routine. Generally, I would apply three to four drops on my face and wait until it absorbed. It's not especially mind-blowing, but it's rather gentle and moisturizing. It is 72 USD before tax, which is quite steep, so the effect is just average if you consider the price. You have to use it long-term to see improvements. Those with oily skin may consider other products instead. Star rating🌟🌟🌟 Biossance Lip Balm BIOSSANCE - Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm The texture is similar to the Laneige lip masks, but a little more hydrating. Vaseline works better. Star rating🌟🌟 Biossance Squalane Repair Cream BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Omega Repair Cream This was a sample from Biossance. I only had a little to use so the effect is not obvious. The texture is like a thin lotion which absorbs easily. It's quite hydrating but it needs to be used longer for any effect. Star rating🌟🌟🌟
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
Say hey to my @drunkelephant collection 💖 I would have a TON more minis but I like to give some of my minis to friends + family so they can get hooked on DE like me and see what the hype is all about ✨ Do you guys share your Drunk Elephant? I love to have friends come over and do a Drunk Elephant spa night too! I have literally made all of my family + friends convert over to DE skincare 🙌🏽🤪✨
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