Product Reviews by noBSbeauty

Toners - Youth To The People - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner

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7 days ago

There is much that I like about the new Youth to the People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner.  The Youth to the People Power Toner is meant to be used as your daily exfoliant, instead of the traditional exfoliating serum or AHA/BHA Masks or sleeping packs.  This is meant to be used on clean skin immediately after cleansing.  Place several drops on a cotton ball or cotton pad and smooth it over your skin and then do not rinse.  After 30 or so seconds move on to your essence or serum.  

This product makes adding an exfoliant into your routine very easy, and eliminates having to add this in with a separate step.  I believe that adding a toner and/or exfoliant into your routine can be one of the best additions to a skincare routine.  This is especially true for those …
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Toners - Boscia - Resurfacing Treatment Toner with Apple Cider

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9 days ago

Boscia has many products which I love- although they tend to be super hit or miss lately.   The new Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner with Apple Cider has me torn for a couple of reasons.  The amount of sodium hydroxide in this toner seems to be a rather high amount, especially for a daily use product.  It can be irritating, especially for sensitive skin to have this ph adjuster in such a high percentage of a product that is intended to be used daily, and also in a product containing many other acids.  

My other issue is with the amount of acetic acid aka vinegar included in the Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner.  I personally believe a little bit of apple cider vinegar on skin occasionally can help with exfoliation and helps fight bacteria and breakouts.  I am not certain …
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Treatments (Face) - CeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Face Serum

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10 days ago

I really wanted to fall in love with the new CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Face Serum, but because of one issue I couldn't. The CeraVe new Vitamin C Serum is a super lightweight serum that smooths over skin very easily. It works well in my routine and never causes any pilling= it layers very well. After the Vitamin C Serum "sets" it has a very nice matte finish and works well under sunscreen and foundation.

Another thing that I love about this CeraVe Serum is that it is fragrance free! Love fragrance free products! This is also packaged decently- although I do find the metal type tubes to be a little clumsy.

My main disappointment with the CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Face Serum is the high amount of denatured alcohol. This is ingredient …
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Toners - Good Molecules - Niacinamide Brightening Toner

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16 days ago

Good Molecules is one of the most exciting skincare brands to launch this year... well, in my opinion!  I really am loving the accessability of the new, affordable, sensitive skin friendly skincare brands.  I've reviewed products from all of them:  The Ordinary, Skincare Revolution London, The Inkey List, and now Good Molecules joins them.  For the most part all of these brands package their items efficiently, the use denatured alcohol sparingly, rarely use fragrances, are cruelty free, and price their products so that everyone can afford to try them out.  

I've tried all of Good Molecules' products to varying degrees of satisfaction.  The new Niacinamide Brightening Toner has officially become my favorite product from Good Molecules.  It is always time …
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Moisturizers - Tarte Cosmetics - Baba Bomb Moisturizer

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17 days ago

Tarte has been impressing me lately.  Their skincare products are becoming a viable portion of their success.  Tarte Cosmetics started out initially focused on obtaining a share of the makeup market, but they could also become a serious contender in the skincare business as well.  Tarte's Youth or Dare Multi Acid Vitamin C Serum highly impressed me (to the point where I have added it permanently to my routine).  Tarte also recently released a Micellar Magic Makeup Remover and Cleanser and that one amazed me as well.  When I saw this new moisturizer, I had to give it a try.

First off, I will say that this moisturizer seems to be a bit more geared towards those with normal-dry skin.  It is ultra hydrating, and I could see how those with more oily skin could find this to be …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Lululemon SelfCare - Sweat Reset Face Moisturizer

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22 days ago

I am always excited about new skincare products, and even more ecstatic when new brands arrive!  When I saw that the company called Lululemon began a personal care line I was excited.  Fitting in with Lululemon's image of living a healthy and active life the brands first products were created for people on the go or post/ pre workout.  

So far I haven't found anything totally revolutionary about the Sweat Reset Moisturizer, but we can always use another good option.  

Lululemon started small, but one of their first products seems to be a pretty decent moisturizer.  The LULULEMON SELFCARE sweat reset face moisturizer is meant to be calming, cooling, and easy to use before or immediately after a workout.  I found that the Sweat Rest Face Moisturizer does all …
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Treatments (Face) - KORA Organics - Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum

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22 days ago

Even though I've found several Vitamin C Serums that my skin loves, I still feel the need to try every new Vitamin C product that comes out!  I must be a glutton for punishment, LOL.  I was initially torn on the Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum, however the ingredients list helped me make my decision.  Although, for the steep price of $68, it should be amazing and I should absolutely love the serum.

The Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum contains 12% ascorbyl glucoside, which is a water soluble form of vitamin c.  I have had better luck using other forms of vitamin c, especially with hyperpigmentation, however, ascorbyl glucoside still helps skin fight off pollution and free radical damage.  Kora Organics has also included ascorbic acid which is another …
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Masks - Deciem - The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

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22 days ago


The new Salicylic Acid 2% Mask from The Ordinary is a nice exfoliating mask for those with sensitive skin and those who are new to exfoliating acids.  The 2% Salicylic Acid Mask applies very easily and has a few exfoliating grains in the mask.  The mask is made of a black oily color- probably from the charcoal powder in the formula.  It is recommended that you leave the mask on for no more than ten minutes.  The Ordinary Recommends using this mask up to twice a week, but I found my skin can handle using this mask every other day and for up to about 8 or 9 minutes.  The Salicylic Acid Mask rinses off very easily and leaves skin feeling soft and fresh.  That is what i enjoyed most about this mask- it didn't leave my skin feeling overly dry, tight, red, or flaky the way many …
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Moisturizers - COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream

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24 days ago

The Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream is my go-to whenever I have any skin issues, and even when I don't have any issues.  The Snail 92 All In One Cream really shines when skin is irritated, dry, or broken out.  If you deal with acne and breakouts I suggest giving the Cosrx Snail Cream a try- many people have noticed that this cream has helped heal, prevent, and treat breakouts due to the mucin's natural makeup of glycolic acid. Snail Mucin is naturally comprised of glycolic acid, and enzymes which naturally heals skin, treats and prevents breakouts. 

The Snail 92 All In One Cream and the Snail Essence from Cosrx are two products which I frequently use in my evening routine.  If you have any type of skin issue, whether it is acne, dry skin, or even fine lines …
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Cleansers - Dr. Brandt Skincare - Clean Biotic pH-Balanced Yogurt Cleanser with Chlorophyll

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24 days ago

I was so excited to receive the Dr Brandt Clean Biotic pH Balanced Yogurt Cleanser with Chlorophyll in my Boxycharm box last month!  I've been meaning to try more products from Dr Brandt, and this looked like a promising cleanser for drier skin.  When my Boxycharm box came I opened this up and went right to the sink to use it.  It was impressive how nicely this cleaned my skin, removed all my stubborn long wear makeup, and rinsed so cleanly without leaving my skin feeling dry.  

Prebiotics are showing great promise in skincare.  Especially for those that have a damaged heathly skin barrier or damaged acid mantle.  I have been working to include pre and pro biotics in my skincare on a daily basis.  I continued to use the Clean Biotic Cleanser for two weeks with no issues- …
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