1 oz/ 30 ml
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Why Cherie Love ItThis moisturizing formula with ultra-vegan hyaluronic acid will be a wonderful supplement for you. It can achieve a sufficient hydration effect without being greasy. The best way to use it is to apply it on a face that is not completely dry, and then use a moisturizer to keep it hydrated.
Why It's SpecialThe active ingredient hyaluronic acid paired with B5 promotes enhanced hydration at an affordable price.
What It IsHyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 from The Ordinary is a lightweight water-based serum formulated with vegan hyaluronic acid. This hydration support serum is great for those looking for a solution for signs of dehydration.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, and gluten. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
When You Need that Extra Refresh
Today I woke up feeling quite blah and wanted to feel more refreshed. I don’t currently have any apparent issues with my skin but I wanted to make my skin look and feel more awake. Do you ever wake up feeling just dull and wanting to give yourself that boost, even if it’s just something small like taking the time to do your skincare? I randomly picked out the products I thought would be perfect for making my skin feel refreshed and this is what I came up with. Of course you should pick any products you feel will do the trick for you :) 1). I first cleansed my skin (and skipped the toner today) 2). I applied the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I always apply this all over my face, including under my eyes because it’s so hydrating and gentle. 3). Next, because niacinamide is the unicorn of all skincare products and mixes well with everything, I chose to add that next. It’s great if you have any noticeable redness or blemishes. 4). I applied The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG to depuff my eyes. 5). I then followed with OLAY - Eyes Brightening Eye Cream for that extra hydration (as if I didn’t get enough from the hyaluronic acid haha). 6). Then I applied REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream I know some online articles say not to mix vitamin C with niacinamide as they think they counteract each other’s benefits, but there’s no proof that this actually happens. With that being said, I love this vitamin C gel cream because it smells amazing and it makes my skin look nice and bright. 7). And just because I felt like it, I finished with a tiny bit of The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Although my skin isn’t dry, I felt the more moisture the more refreshed I’d feel. I love all of these products and highly recommend everyone to try them out, even if it’s just a sample. I have nothing bad to say about any of them. If you’re ever just feeling dull, blah, or needing a pick-me-up, it’s nice to just take the time to treat your skin. Use the products your skin agrees with, of course. I have normal skin and I’m thankful all of these products agree with my skin.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Battle of the Hydration Serums: Hyaluronic Acid
Me: Combination Skin, Eczema, Hormonal Acne, Very Sensitive. I had dehydrated, super oily skin for the longest time. I started using a hydrating serum (Drunk Elephant B-Hydra) and by giving my skin the hydration it desperately needed, I saw my sebum production reduce drastically. Over the years, I’ve used different HA-packed serums and want to share my experience. In the photo, they’re organized from thickest (Drunk Elephant) to thinnest (NIOD), but I’ll be ranking them from least to most favourite. 5. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a fave of many budget ($6.80/30mL) routines. It is a goopy, odorless serum that’s not quite a liquid or a gel. It utilizes sodium hyaluronate and sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer as well as a couple other hydrating ingredients. Very basic. I used it twice a day. After applying, my skin felt hydrated- and tacky! It took a bit to dry down and made my moisturizer pill. But it did hydrate my skin nicely and didn’t irritate so it’s “okay”. I won’t purchase again. 4. THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is a good budget ($7.99/30mL) HA serum. It is a thin liquid serum that soaks in quickly. It not only includes sodium hyaluronate and actual hyaluronic acid, but other humectants and a couple peptides as well. It hydrated my skin and didn’t cause any pilling issues- plus I noticed some plumping after a couple weeks of twice-daily use. I would purchase this again if I was looking for a budget HA serum! 3. NIOD - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex is cool, but pricy at $60/30mL. the thinnest liquid of the group, it soaks in nearly instantly. The INCI list is stacked, including 15 forms of hyaluronic acid and HA precursors, plus peptides, for hydration, soothing, and anti-aging benefits. It soothed redness and made my skin feel so soft and hydrated, very plump, after twice daily use for a couple weeks. But the results aren’t worth the price since I use a separate peptide serum. I won’t repurchase. 2. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is a bouncy gel with sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, and niacinamide, it costs $48 for 50mL. It soaks in slowly but completely. Twice daily use for only a couple weeks transformed my skin- hydrated and less oily! It also includes pineapple ceramide and plant extracts. I enjoy this serum and can’t recommend it enough to oily/combo folks. I repurchase often as it’s so nice to layer with other serums without any pilling. 1. PAULA'S CHOICE - Hyaluronic Acid Booster is my favourite HA serum. Sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, 3 ceramides, and many other humectants beef up this INCI list. This serum has helped me so much with my eczema and any redness, making my skin plump, soft, more even, and wonderfully hydrated. It’s a “creamy” gel that I happily apply twice daily, with zero pilling. I’ll repurchase forever, even at $36/15mL.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Super Ingredient: Niacinamide 🦾
Super Ingredient: Niacinamide 🦾 So what exactly is it? Accoriding to healthline.com, “Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient… And there’s much more to this nutrient, especially when it comes to general skin health. Although more research is needed, topical niacinamide may help treat certain skin conditions, including acne and eczema.” 🦋 Benefits of Niacinamide: - Can help your skin grow a lipid barrier - Minimizes redness and blotchiness - Minimizes pore appearance - Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles (great retinol alternative!) - Regulates oil - Protects against sun damage - Treats hyperpigmentation Whew! Thats a lot 😅 but it’s no wonder this ingredient has been gaining more notoriety this year. With so many benefits, Niacinamide has quickly become a skincare staple for many people, including myself! 💝 I typically use this in the morning along with my Hyaluronic Acid: - I start by washing my face with a gentle cleanser; my favorite recently is the HONEST - Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser Next, I pat my face dry and pat in my HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner I quickly go in with my The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , let that dry down a bit, and apply my The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 after. Lastly, I use my CANNUKA - Harmonizing Face Cream & BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ Since using this specific product, I have noticed brighter skin, less irritation from my eczema, plumper skin, and less hyperpigmentation. Due to my skin sensitivity, I have been weary of using retinol & Niacinamide along with Hyalaurnic Acid has worked wonders for my skin. I use this specifically to target my lipid barrier and large pores; I’m on my second bottle since April and my skin had made major improvements! Prior to using it, I was experiencing major sensitivity & dryness (especially in the morning). I quickly learned that i had a damaged lipid barrier and this serum helped to treat those issues and provided amazing results. 🌟 What super ingredient have you been using lately? #CheriePartner https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/niacinamide#topical-vs.-dietary
HONEST-Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser
Nighttime routine for combination skin ✨
Hi! I’ve been using every product reviewed for at least 3 weeks & my main concerns are fine lines, blemishes and post acne hyperpigmentation! Let me know your thoughts & recommendations 💕 Cleanser: I start with the BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original the 1st balm cleanser I’ve used & so far so good! This removes waterproof mascara to varying degrees of success but all other makeup gets blitzed with this. There is no real fragrance & I’ve not found it drying! Then I use the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Exfoliator: 2-3 times a week I use the Neutrogena - Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish which is the only AHA product in my routine. It has a physical exfoliant texture so I v gently massage it into wet skin and leave it for about a minute. I don’t experience any redness or tingling & my skin does feel very smooth after. I don’t use my retinol on nights I use this! Toner: On a damp face I use the LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Serums: Then I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 followed by The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Moisturiser: I’ve been obsessed with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cream ever since I got it. It has Urea (great for eczema) & salicylic acid so it’s very hydrating whilst also working against acne. I use this for my bikini line & any back acne I get (full review on my page) When I use the brightening polish I switch out the above for sukin - Facial Moisturiser 125ml so I’m not combining BHA’s & AHA’s. This is a solid, basic moisturiser that hasn’t broken me out & sinks in quickly. It’s rich in jojoba & avocado oil so I tend to skip face oils when I use this! Retinol: after using the neutrogena SA retinol for 6 months & seeing no results I switched to indeed LABORATORIES - Retinol Reface : Skin Resurfacer & Wrinkle Repair I’ve had no irritation & love the light texture. My skin has been feeling plumper & not dry at all. I’ve been using it 4 times a week while my skin adjusts to the higher %! I go over the bad hyperpigmentation with PALMER'S - Skin Success Anti Dark Spot Cream (I have the pump version to avoid air contact & contamination). This product WORKS. It has retinol & liquorice root extract but also seems to contain glitter? Bizarre. Then Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream as I like a gentler formulation of retinol for the more delicate skin. This sinks in fast, doesn’t irritate & my dark circles have also decreased since using! Oil: finallyKiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate an oldie but goldie. A great seal & smells 🔥🔥
Neutrogena-Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish
My Favorite Serums (Dry & Senstive Skin) 🤩
When I shops for a serum, there are two things I evaluate before spending the 💵: * Can it help dry skin? * Will it irritate me? Well these two products are what been saving my skin the past few months from stress and dryness. They don’t do anything fancy other than hydrate my skin & exfoliate to give me a glow 🌟 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 can be purchased for just $6 at ULTA and is the best HA I have used so far. It plumps my skin, packs in hydration, and is non-irritating. The texture is like a lightweight gel and little goes a long way. I apply it by pressing it into my skin after I have applied my toner. HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum is an amazing AHA/BHA exfoliator and perfect for those of us with dry skin. It has a very similar texture to the HA from The Ordinary, and feels just as hydrating too. This product is a bit on the pricier side [retailing for $54] so if this is out of your price range, my next fave exfoliating serum would be The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA ⭐️ The Prism serum I typically apply during my night routine and the Hyaluronic Acid is used on an everyday basis. I love using both with my HONEST - Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanserand my FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner 💛 I usually follow up with the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration as my moisturizer 🧴 ✨ What are your favorite serums? #CheriePartner
HONEST-Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser
NO WRINKLES FOR ME SIS 💋💫🍒
PREVENTING WRINKLES WITH ONE PRODUCT: retinol. Wow we made it to last leg of my crazy skincare weekly routine. I hope y’all have enjoyed #skincareroutineweek and have discovered new products or routines that you want to try out. Wrinkles. Nature’s cruel way of showing off our age. But we can try to use products that can help us prevent or at least keep them away for a good solid 10+ years hopefully. 🤞🏼 On Thursday - Saturday nights, my skincare routine is focused on preventing wrinkles by adding a new serum, THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum . But my cleansing and masking before the toner and serums are exactly the same as my Monday & Tuesday night routine. Above is my step by step skincare routine video that you can follow along. Or if you prefer, below are the steps written out. 1. I start off by getting rid of dirt and excess oil on my face using the DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil 2. I use the innisfree - Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask as a mask and leave it on for 15 mins. Then I wash it off. 3. I cleanse my face for two minutes using the URBAN SKIN Rx - Even Tone Cleansing Bar and my clarisonic - Mia 1 Facial Cleansing Brush . 4. For toner I use Benton - Aloe BHA Skin Toner . 5. For serum I The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% first. Then I use LA ROCHE-POSAY - Thermal Spring Water Face Mistto prep my skin for the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I use after. 6. Last but not least, I use THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum to prevent them wrinkles. That’s the last part of my weekly skincare routine! Hope y’all have been enjoying skincare routine week. If I do update my skincare routine, lmk in the comments if you want to see a updated skincare video. If you haven’t checked out my routine for Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays and Wednesday, go check them out and give them a cheer! If you like my posts and want to make sure you don’t miss another one, hit that follow! Until tomorrow, Xoxo 💋 #CheriePartner
Benton-Aloe BHA Skin Toner
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