2.2 oz/ 65 mL
Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
Why Cherie Love ItA toner especially made to reduce the look of dark spots in as little as 7 days. Also targeting fine lines and wrinkles, this toner is gentle enough for daily use. Plus, its lemon sugar scent is refreshing enough to hook you at first use.
What It IsA potent toner, supercharged with high-potency AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids), to reduce the look of dark spots in as little as seven days.
Research ResultsIn a consumer study on 39 women, after 8 weeks: - 100% of users agree this product removes residual dirt, makeup and impurities - 97% of users agree this product is gentle enough for everyday use - 95% of users agree this product doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped - 92% of users agree this product purifies skin - 87% of users agree this product visibly improves and reveals smoother, softer skin
What Else You Need to KnowThis powerhouse face toner targets dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, brightens, and smooths texture. Tone post-cleansing, and you’ll be perfectly prepped for serum and moisturizer. Plus, with its addictive lemon sugar scent and the tingle, you’ll be hooked from the very first swipe.
Battle of the Toners 🥊
💭 I remember when I was in high school, I would use toners as makeup removers. I cringe at that memory, specifically because it was an alcohol heavy toner that would burn my face and eyes every time... This memory made realize how misunderstood toners are and how much they’ve evolved! This post will give you a brief intro to the toners I use and why! ❗️Please do not use alcohol based toners. There is no need to be that silly. We can treat skin concerns without damaging your skin barrier. Hydrating Toners: My favorite type of toner! I use it almost every morning and night (when I don’t use exfoliants). I like these because they’re gentle and nourish your skin with the moisture it needs. It’s basically the prepping step so your next skincare products can absorb more efficiently into the skin. I have been using my rice toner for a while now and it’s a holy grail. Check out my other post for my review on it! I'm from - Rice Toner AHA Exfoliation Toners: These are a wonder and come in so many different formulations/percentages that I believe any skin type will be able to find their perfect match! I use these probably 2x/week max depending on if I’m using an AHA serum or not (I never use them together). I like these toners a lot better because I really do see a difference since using them long term. I’ve seen a huge decrease in dullness and breakouts! Be careful if you’re new to exfoliation or have sensitive skin. The YTTP might be a little too strong if you don’t have the tolerance but once you build up to it, it’s a fantastic product. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner I’m not a fan of the Ole Henriksen one. It claims to reduce dark spots and it did not do it for me. I’m still using it just because I need to finish it. But would not repurchase. As for exfoliation, I think it might be a good starter but overall the fragrance aspect of it is not my favorite and I think you can find better exfoliation toners/serums out there. OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner BHA Exfoliation Toners: You got an acne flare up? Milia? Inflammation? Blackheads? This is your stop! BHA products are fat soluble so they dig deep in your pores and get rid of excess oils or dead skin. This in turn makes your pores look smaller, erase black head visibility and calm your acne inflammation! I bought the Paulas Choice BHA toner bc I kept getting blackheads around my nose and my hormonal acne needed to be tamed. The toner did just that and even made me look a little brighter/ glowy the next day! I love this product and even tho it markets that it can be used every day, I kind of just use it the weeks I feel that I need to treat my hormonal acne or if my pores are looking quite large. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator 💡Final Thoughts: Start with a small % & don’t overuse.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
If you are dealing with acne scarring, maybe this post will help! Acne scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. During the healing process, the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. Who is at risk for acne scarring? When a person Has inflammatory (swollen, reddish, and painful) acne. These often include acne cysts and nodules. This type of acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin, which damages the skin. Delays or does not treat inflammatory acne The longer a person has inflammatory acne, the greater the risk of scarring. Picks, squeezes, or pops acne This increases inflammation, which increases the risk of scarring. Has a blood relative who developed acne scars Genes play a large role. Products that are recommended by dermatologists: SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula 30 Applications If you have tried over the counter products and still aren’t seeing any results, your best bet is to see a good dermatologist. They use the following treatments: Laser skin resurfacing Chemical peeling Dermabrasion Microdermabrasion (differs from kits bought for at-home use) Resurfacing works well for treating acne scars that are nearly flat (not too deep). Even dermabrasion, which removes the top layers of skin and some of the middle layers, cannot effectively treat deep acne scars. For deeper scarring, they sometimes use fillers. A dermatologist may fill acne scars with collagen, the patient’s own fat, or another substance. Many fillers give temporary results, which last between 6 and 18 months. Some fillers are permanent. Collagen -induction therapy, skin tightening, electrodesication, and even scar surgery are also used. The takeaway is don’t think that you don’t have options! Definitely give the products I listed a good try. It can take months and months to really start seeing results so you definitely need to be patient. If those do not work for you, your dermatologist has a ton of options ❤️ Remember that no matter your skin, you are beautiful!!!
SKINCEUTICALS-C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
Got Dark Spots?! These Are My Fav Ingredients 💯
I struggle a lot with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation! I always get dark spots post breakouts. Once I started focusing on brightening my skin, it was a game changer! My complexion began to look so much more even and less spotty. These are my favorite brightening Ingredients that faded my dark spots! 💫 AHA's AHA's like lactic, mandelic, & especially glycolic acid all work by urging along your skins natural shedding process. It speeds up cell turnover to fade spots, brighten, & even skin. It also helps with skin texture and pores. But AHAs can be irritating, especially at higher percentages so it's important to do your research before buying a product. If you're new to exfoliating acids, I'd start with a gentle formulation. VITAMIN C Vitamin C has been shown to impede melanin production, which help fade dark spots & lead to a more even-toned complexion. It's also a great antioxidant & has MANY other anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. And it can be used daily, which overtime will result in a dramatic change in your skin! NIACINAMIDE This is a powerhouse ingredient that can be used by almost anyone! To get a full run-down on niacinamide, PLEASE check out my post on it! Like Vitamin C, It also helps to slow down the production of Melanin & lighten dark patches. But it's less likely to be as irritating, and has more benefits and faster results. Especially for acne-prone skin. HYDROQUINONE Hydroquinone is a controversial ingredient, but has been found as the most effective ingredient for evening out your skin tone & fading dark spots. If formulated right, (which most hydroquinone products in the U.S are) then it's safe and super effective. Hydroquinone, again helps limit skin from creating an excess amount of melanin. The strongest you can get it over the counter is 2%, but prescription it's commonly 4% or even higher. ALPHA ARBUTIN Alpha Arbutin's sole purpose is skin lightening. It's a skin whitener, often used as an gentler alternative for hydroquinone. And It reduces melanin formation, improving the appearance of discoloration. I'm new to this ingredient, but I love it! Alpha Arbutin also pairs GREAT with Vitamin C, and Niacinamide for maximum brightening effects. RETINOL Retinoid is a popular, multi-tasking ingredient that works by prompting surface skin cells to turn over & die, making way for new skin cells. And it curbs the production of Melanin. It's one of the most researched ingredients on the market, and has great benefits for aging, and even acne prone skin. You also want to start at a low concentration of retinol, because it can be irritating and drying. AZELAIC ACID Azelaic acid is an underrated ingredient. It gently works wonders on hyperpigmentation & acne prone skin. It targets certain pigment production, & fades dark spots without lightening the normal skin tone. It does this by targeting melanin. AND it's safe during pregnancy! Side note: NONE OF THESE WILL WORK WELL IF YOU DONT USE SUNSCREEN ⚠️❗
DIFFERIN-0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Skincare Steps That Changed My Skin!!🌟
These are steps in the past year I've finally introduced into my skincare routine that changed my skin for the better! DOUBLE CLEANSING 🌟 I think back and wonder why the heck I ever used WASTEFUL, irritating, makeup wipes that never completely took off my makeup. And then, I thought I was upgrading when I bought a Neutrogena makeup removing foaming wash. It required harsh rubbing, especially around my eyes to remove my makeup. And it was not an enjoyable experience. I ended up with irritated, stripped skin. And my moisture barrier: DEMOLISHED. After watching Susan Yaras YT video over a skincare routine for people with clogged pores, I was finally convinced and bought the CAUDALIE - Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil . It's high in linoleic acid which helps loosen clogged pores, control sebum, and minimize breakouts. The oils in this cleanser help to replenish moisture and soften skin. (without clogging pores or causing breakouts!!) And it removes my makeup SO easily and CALMS my skin. Highly recommend as a first cleanse! WASHING MY FACE IN THE MORNING 🌟 I have combo and acne prone skin. Out of pure laziness, in the morning I used to go straight to applying my makeup right on top of the built up oil my skin produced overnight, and the bacteria from my pillow. Then it continued to sit on my skin all day! I would recommend cleansing in the morning with a simple, gentle cleanser like the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser . It also just feels nice to start the day with a clean, fresh face. And a smooth canvas for the days makeup! EXFOLIATION 🌟 I first started my Journey of exfoliation with the RENÉE ROULEAU - AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser . And wow, it completely made a difference with my texture/clogged pores. It has BHA which is oil soluble and helps with unclogging pores, and AHA'S which help to exfoliate the top layer and smooth rough texture. I only use it about every other day to avoid over exfoliation. I also love the OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner . It's a strong toner with high amounts of AHAS that really help with my texture and brightening my dark spots. I also LOVE the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads which are PERFECT for people with sensitive skin and can be used daily. It has a blend of lactic and glycolic acids which help with brightening, texture and breakouts, and cucumber fruit water and Green tea to help soothe/hydrate the skin. SUNSCREEN 🌟 This is SO important and I avoided it for the longest time. It seems like such a chore but can be an enjoyable step. But NONE of your skincare products will mean/do anything without including a sunscreen to protect your skin. Especially if you're exfoliating and exposing new skin. I like the RENÉE ROULEAU - Weightless Protection 30 as well as #Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30[products]#[FourStars] , which pairs as a moisturizer w/ Vitamin C! Sunscreen balanced out my skin tone so much too!
RENÉE ROULEAU-AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser
EXFOLIATE FOR THE BEST SKIN EVER🥳🤩
let’s talk about exfoliation because it’s become such a staple in my skincare routine 💕🤗 Here are three of my favourite products to help keep my skin clear without overusing them (DONT OVERUSE ANY CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION EVEN IF IT SAYS YOU CAN USE IT EVERYDAY)😭 HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum a gem of a prodigy that is super lightweight, no fragrance and it’s actually a clear liquid (only the packaging is colourful). I glide this over after one of the other timers to really add that extra glow boosting exfoliate step and wow ive seen amazing results 🥰 also no burning but works! PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this is such a cult favourite for a great reason because it LEGIT works! Someone who struggles with acne snd usually under the surface of skin, this is the best way I have found to tackle the acne to help out the AHAs after to tackle the surface level acne or any pigmentation! If you have oily acne prone skin, even sensitive like me, this is a great starter for your skin regarding chemical exfoliation OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner one of the first AHAs I used when started my chemical exfoliation journey and MY GOSH did this smooth out my skin like no other! This is my second bottle and im still using it and still love it! If you are wanting some fast results snd aren’t afraid of some AHAs, this is a gem you need to try! It also smells lovely but that has never impacted my skin in a weird way ever👍🏽 Give these all a try, you will for s it e thank me when your skin is singing every morning after ☺️ also swipe to see my bare face and my skin with a small amount of makeup 👌🏽 #cheriepartner
OLE HENRIKSEN-Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
IS CLEAN BEAUTY WORTH IT?
for someone with oily, acne prone & sensitive skin, finding products that work is a tough game because the skin is so unpredictable. Clean beauty has been all the rage and I didn’t even realize how many products I have in my skincare stash that is considered “clean beauty” (Sephora standard) To me, clean beauty is not so important based on ingredients but if it’s sustainable for the environment and normally I don’t pay attention if I’m being honest but I truly need to be more of a conscious consumer now👍🏽😛 I think refillable packaging or even products that are biodegradable based on the package is a blessing. I really appreciate the glass packaging from herbivore products and same with farmacy ☺️ I also enjoy the fact that SF has a recycling program so after finishing their products, you can send back the packaging and they will properly recycle each part and send you a free mini jet lag mask 💕 I think a down from clean beauty is the idea of synthetic fragrance! Even though they may not have the synthetic versions, fragrance of any sort is highly irritating to us sensitive skin people and many people and to me, clean beauty should be keeping parabens as this a properly studied ingredients that allows the products to have a longer shelf life. Since removing parabens, a lot of people have issues where their products expire before being able to use the entire product. That’s not only a waste of someone’s money but a waste of the product as well🤦🏽♀️ and “clean” beauty is not cheap💸💸 so that’s a big loss a lot of times However the products in the picture are some favourites in my collection. My skin really doesn’t enjoy every product featured however I don’t over use ANY of these due to fragrance but they are really helpful for my oily and acne prone skin☺️🤗 OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser deep cleans my skin, has a gel line texture and has a beautiful orange scent. The PHAs in this really cleans out the skin well but gently and I really love this on any days I wear make to REALLY get the deep clean OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner helped clear my skin and keep it looking bright! My dark spots truly faded, my scaring came down and overall the top of my skin looked ans felt smoother! fresh - Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask another amazing mask to give your skin the SOFTEST and smoothest look ever. FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum amazing powerful chemical exfoliant, highly recommend!! + glass packaging HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Mask works well, weird smell but gentle resurfacing mask SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask second tube, mg skin loves this even though I have sensitive skin, I just don’t over use it + it’s multipurpose FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask hydrating but too oily for my skin, dry skin would love! #cheriepartner
fresh-Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
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