Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
Why Cherie Love ItA leave-on exfoliant for congested, oily and combination skin. This gentle formula stars BHA to help quickly unclogs pores, smooth wrinkles, and reduce breakouts for a brighter and even skin tone.
Editor's NotesPaula's Choice's 'Skin Perfecting' liquid exfoliant is the brand's number one product. Formulated with 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) to shed built-up layers, it renews skin's cells and visibly minimizes pores from the first use. The pH ranges between 3.2-3.8 to help lock in moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and blemishes. - Suitable for all skin types - Free from fragrances
Butylene Glycol (hydration)
2020 TOP 5 🥰
Hey Cherie Fam 🍒 I hope you’re all having a good day. I can’t believe 2020 is over in a few days! This year has been the wildest roller coaster. My top 5 for 2020 are: 1️⃣ PRODUCT ✨ •This is a bit hard, but I guess I have to choose one. I would say I can’t live without my Drunk Elephant C-Firma and Framboos, but I’ve been loving those products since 2019. A new product I added to my skin care routine this year is Paula’s Choice BHA exfoliator. This was recommended by a friend and swore it made his pores disappear. I bit the bullet and I’m so glad I did. It made my pores much smaller and my skin more glowy PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator 2️⃣ TREND ✨ •My favorite trend this year is niacinamide. Niacinamide reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. It also helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. My sunscreen, which is Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40has niacinamide and so does my cleanser. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser I decided to purchase Paula’s Choice niacinamide booster and I have no regrets 3️⃣ MY BEST LOOK ✨ • I love colors and exploring, but I think my best look is a soft glam smokey eye. I used my Natasha Denona Glam palette here 🥰 4️⃣ FAVORITE CREATOR ON CHERIE ✨ • I have a couple. I love @emily_because we seem to be interested in the same make up style and same make up products. Too bad she doesn’t post here anymore 😢 come backkk! • I love @@Jillianb1because she is also very talented and I love her content • I also love @madisonnoonsbecause her content is versatile. She also posts about makeup and lifestyle. • I have so many more such as @bealizbeauty@Malloryand@D.Bennettthere’s a lot of great creators on this platform and I’m glad I get to see so many talented people 5️⃣ SOMETHING I LEARNED • Not beauty related, but something I learned is to cherish every moment and appreciate every little thing. I travel quite often and had so many travel plans for 2020. When the shelter in place hit, I was shattered because I cant travel and let alone go get brunch or bar hop with my friends. Even working from home is a bit disappointing because I am an extrovert and thrive off being social. However, I re-discovered my love for make up. Therefore, I was able to create looks and share it on this platform. I am able to spend time with family often and built a better bond and relationship with them. I live about an hour away from them and barely saw them so I’m thankful this gave me the opportunity to spend more time with them Francesca 💋
NATASHA DENONA-Glam Eyeshadow Palette
💙❤🖤 Color me impressed! With all the stressful events that's been happening in my life recently, my skin should've been a complete, hot mess! I almost always break out at the 1st sign of stress and/or exhaustion. But, the combination of the 2% BHA and the Antioxidant Pore Purifier, which contains salicylic acid, has been keeping my skin looking v. clear and v. happy. Additionally, the Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 is simply, amaze-balls. It's a watery, light-weight formula that is super easy to apply and leaves my skin feeling nice and matte. It does not pill, sting my eyes, nor irritate my skin. It also plays well with make up, has no scent, and protects my skin extremely well. I hope to never be without this SPF. I'm so grateful that I've had the chance to try these products (paulaschoice). And now that I'm hooked on this brand, I'm curious to try more of their stuff!!
PAULA'S CHOICE-Antioxidant Pore Purifier
oily skin & don’t know how to manage? I got you
this post is for all the people who have oily skin and sometimes just don’t know how to deal with it! well i’m here for some tips! I have oily/combo skin and I’ve learnt some important info during my skincare journey that I would love to share with you all 🤗 1. still moisturise it is super important for people with oily skin to keep up with moisturising ! you may think that your skin is hydrated and doesn’t need any extra moisture, but it still really does. if you don’t moisturise, or use products to keep your skin hydrated, your skin can overcompensate with releasing it’s natural oils, which in hand, can make your skin more oily 2. don’t be afraid of oils whether this is oil cleansing or any certain type of oil (rosehip, squalane etc), don’t be hesitant to use these products just because of your skin type. for me, oils have made a huge difference to my skin, especially oil cleansing! one thing to remember with oil cleansing, is that oils attract oils, and therefore are oil soluble. products like this help to get rid of grease, blackheads etc and can be great for oily skin! 3. use products targeted for oily skin I know that this one is quite self explanatory, but here are some products that helped my oily skin become more manageable! - niacinamide. this ingredient is amazing for oily skin ! it helps to decrease oil production from within the skin. my fav product is NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% , but I also don’t mind The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% -exfoliation. now with this I don’t mean physical exfoliation, but chemical exfoliation! my favourite exfoliant has to be PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this one is my HOLY GRAIL product of them all ! I have many posts on this product so be sure to check those out for an in depth description. - clay face masks. these are good for absorbing oil and giving your face a matte finish. some of my favs are PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to comment 🌟🥰
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
My Skincare Savior
I have always struggled with milia on my forehead. Milia are tiny, hard, white bumps that can’t be popped and are formed when keratin is trapped under the skin. I was prescribed tretinoin (prescription retinol) for my acne a while ago which has greatly helped my skin and, for most people, it would have been enough to treat milia as well. For some reason retinol just wasn’t enough to fix that problem for me. The two treatments for milia are retinol and exfoliating acids (typically BHA). When one isn’t enough you can slowly add another to your routine. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I use this product about twice a week on nights when I’m not using retinol. Using these kinds of products together can sensitize the skin so it definitely isn’t right for everyone, but find what works for your routine! This product has completely changed my skin! My milia has been greatly minimized. I still have some texture on my forehead but it’s not even really milia at this point and I’m still making progress. I highly recommend this product to anyone with milia or acne. If you have tried this product or have any recommendations please let me know in the comments!
PAULA'S CHOICE-Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
My Morning Routine
I haven’t shared a routine for awhile and I’m constantly testing new products out so I wanted to give you a peek into what my typical morning routine looks like these days. I start off with a very small gentle wash with fresh - Soy Face Cleanser Jumbo I received this a long while ago and Fresh is a very popular brand. Unfortunately they are highly fragranced so I never rushed to try this out. I was going to re-gift it but in the end decided to give it a try. It has a light cucumber scent and is very easy to work with. I don’t wear makeup (these days) so I’m not sure how easy it is to remove. I don’t mind it but will not be purchasing any Fresh products. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator next I exfoliate every other day with this. I’m a huge fan of hydration products and depending on my mood, and my skins mood, will go in with 2-4 products at this point (essences and hydrating toners). I like to use products versus water to lock in hydration. First I apply with my hands I'm from - Rice Toner and while still damp, (THIS IS IMPORTANT) I add 2-3 drops off GLOW RECIPE - Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum I am really liking this HA serum and only took a ⭐️ away for added fragrance. Next is my treatment step which in the am is Vitamin c. CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution is said to be 62x’s more effective than vitamin c so I like to trade off using this and any other vitamin c serums I have. I just recently added PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Boosteras at my age I really want to prevent those wrinkles and stop any signs of aging I can! PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Restoring Moisturizer With SPF 50 is the final step. I like having a moisturizer and SPF in one. I like this as my mind is immediately taken to the beach. It has that lovely scent that reminds me of my youth. Upon first application it left a slight white cast that quickly went away and I couldn’t tell I was wearing any sunscreen at all. No heavy, tacky, greasy feeling. There you have it! If you are not a twice a day cleanser and just use water in the am this routine could be simplified even a few more steps. You could skip the rice toner and just use water to dampen before adding HA. Also just using one vitamin c. This would leave you with four steps. I personally like to do a light cleanse in the am as I’m using retinol and heavy moisturizers at night and want to wash them away before coming in with any new products. Otherwise I feel like I am just layering my am products on top of my previous pm ones. Hope my skinnies are staying healthy both mentally and physically. Keep wearing your masks and let’s keep everyone healthy and safe! ❤️🍒😷
GLOW RECIPE-Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum
EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
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