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I Tried the No B.S. Skincare Products and They Made My Skin Plumper and Healthier
I am very conscious of the beauty brands I use. Being detail-oriented when searching for new skincare products is a must for me. I love cruelty-free brands that use organic ingredients because those products are usually suitable for sensitive skin. Many large brands don’t shy away from using toxic chemicals (that are still FDA approved for some reason), and I am not a fan of that.
You can imagine my excitement when I discovered the No B.S. skincare line. As soon as I read their motto (Safe Ingredients. Real Results. No B.S. - how great is that?), I knew I had to test some of their products. They offer bundles that are created for specific skin problems, so I figured now might be the perfect time to boost my daily beauty routine and document the experience.
The story of my skin
To be honest, months of self-isolation took a toll on my complexion. My skin is not problematic, but I noticed something unusual – I would get small breakouts on my cheeks, right beneath the eyes. I guessed that staying inside for days could be the culprit. I had my last breakout in mid-thirties, so I knew I had to either switch up my routine or try something new.
As I am getting older, I am noticing that my skin is showing more signs of aging. That’s why I want to perfect my beauty routine and erase a couple of wrinkles along the way. I have fine lines near my mouth (what can I say, I like to laugh a lot), as well as crows feet that appeared in my thirties and decided to stay. As I browsed through the No B.S. website, I noticed they offer bundles that could solve both issues.
While I wasn’t frantically searching for a product that will make my skin smoother and breakout-free, I was open to suggestions. Scrolling through my social media became a favorite past time during the lockdown, and that’s how I came across the No B.S. skincare line. Hailing from the USA, the No B.S. skincare is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
If you take a look at the ingredients, you won’t find any harmful chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. You are getting No Bad Stuff in these products, which was more than enough to get me intrigued. Their website is easy to navigate, and you can find the skincare you need in just a couple of clicks. Considering my goals, I ordered two bundles – Clean + Pure and Firm + Plump Duos.
Using No B.S. skincare
No B.S. skincare should become a part of your daily routine. Of course, you can always pamper yourself with an occasional face mask. Clean + Pure Duo is perfect for prepping your skin (either for makeup or skincare products). They recommend using the Firm + Plump Duo in the morning, as well as before going to bed. Remember that the serum goes first, and then you apply the cream.
So, before we dive into my experience, let’s examine the benefits of the products I selected. Clean + Pure Duo features a foaming cleanser and purifying facial toner. They do the following:
- Dissolve makeup and pore debris
- Draw out dirt, oil, and debris from pores
- Moisturize the skin
- Provide antioxidant protection against free radicals
- Refresh, hydrate, and revitalize skin
The Firm + Plump Duo tackles a specific issue – aging:
- Promotes collagen and elastin production for firmer-looking skin
- Reinforces the moisture barrier to protect skin against daily environmental aggressors
- Hydrates, smooths, and boosts glow with a veil of non-greasy moisture
- Helps visibly smooth the look of dryness and fine lines
So I have been testing these four products for more than three weeks now as part of my standard beauty routine, and it is going better than expected. My goal was to use all four products both in the morning and evening. The official No B.S. skincare website states that users often see the first improvements after fourteen (or so) days.
I’ll start with the Clean + Pure Duo, which is a lifesaver when it comes to removing makeup in the evening. The cleanser is lightweight but super powerful. I do have a feeling like it fully cleanses my pores. I sometimes forget to use toner before going to bed, but this time, I stuck with the plan. It completes the cleansing process by moisturizing the skin, making it super soft.
I noticed that the Clean + Pure Duo works well with the second part of my revamped beauty routine. Pure Hyaluronic Serum has a smooth texture, and it absorbs quickly into the skin. I used it just like any other serum – right after toning and before Antioxidant CoQ10 Cream. The said cream feels very rich, and the formula itself is fantastic. It seeps right into the skin!
I couldn’t see any difference after seven days of using the No B.S. products, and I have to admit it was a bit discouraging. However, my cheeks cleared in the second week, and my mood changed. The Clean + Pure Duo did its job and unclogged my pores!
The Firm + Plump Duo made my skin so much softer to the touch each morning. My smile lines started to look smoother by the second week. Now I have that hydrated glow I have been missing since early spring, and I couldn’t be happier. Not to forget that my skin feels firmer and more elastic, without any dry patches.
It takes a lot for a specific brand to find a place on my bathroom shelf. The No B.S. skincare did it in less than a month. I could be picky when it comes to ingredients because I want the best for my health. It means no harsh chemicals that could irritate my face. The No B.S. built the brand around cruelty-free and vegan products that are perfect for sensitive skin.
Trying out these four products has been a blast. I even made a habit of toning my face every day, which is a huge step forward to nailing my skincare routine. The only downside is that you need to be consistent. The No B.S. skincare made my skin glow again, so I would recommend it to anyone who wants to switch to a more natural brand.