Product Reviews by noBSbeauty

Treatments (Face) - Mizon - Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

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1 month ago

I love the silky texture of the Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule.  Unfortunately, the ingredient that helps give the Snail Ampoule it's silky, quick absorbing texture is denatured alcohol.  Denatured alcohol is the fifth ingredient, which means there is a fair amount of it in the formula.  The one good thing to note is that the snail mucin filtrate makes up 80% of the formula, so the remaining ingredients comprise a total of 20%, meaning the denatured alcohol is probably (an educated guess) around 5%.  If you use this be sure to use a moisturizer afterwards to prevent skin from becoming dry from the alcohol.

The Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule is super silky, lightweight, and one of the easier snail products to layer.  It also contains some other beneficial …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Stratia LIQUID GOLD

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2 months ago

If you are looking for a niacinamide serum that offers a bit more than just the brightening antioxidant, niacindamide, The Stratia Skincare Liquid Gold could be a good product worth checking out. The Liquid Gold has a serum-y lotion texture which smooths over skin easily and a little goes a long way. The other beneficial ingredients in Liquid Gold focus on building a healthy skin barrier and contains ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol.

I love that it is fragrance and denatured alcohol free. I do want to say, if you have acne prone skin, this one might not be the best match. I rarely breakout and I even had a couple issues acclimating my skin to this serum. Just be a bit cautious about some of the acnegenic ingredients. I also appreciate the price (1 ounce for …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer

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2 months ago

The Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer is to dry skin what the Clinique Moisture Surge Auto Replenishing Hydrator is to oily skin.

The Turnaround Moisturizer is a great denatured alcohol and fragrance free moisturizing cream. It is pretty thick, and takes a few seconds to soak in. I have a feeling this might be too hydrating for most oily skin types. I also have found it is best to use this in your evening routine because it takes a while to fully absorb, and until it does skin looks and feels a little greasy on top.

The Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer contains a lot of beneficial ingredients as well as some great hydrating ingredients such as squalane, sunflower seedcake, and vitamin e. Although I do want to caution those with …
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Masks - Peach & Lily - Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask

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4 months ago

The Peach and Lily Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask is an oil absorbing mask which does a great job leaving skin with a clean matte finish.  The nice thing is that this absorbs oil without leaving skin looking or feeling dry or flaky.  In terms of how this states it clears out congested pores, other than absorbing surface oil, this doesn't do too much for clearing out pores.  

This formula does contain many beneficial fruit extracts and antioxidants.  I wish this had been packaged in a squeeze tube or an airless jar to protect the great ingredients in this Clay Mask.  I do wish they would have left out one ingredient- the bitter orange flower oil.  Thankfully it is the last ingredient in a rinse off product so it won't be an issue for most people.

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Treatments (Eye) - Sunday Riley - Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream

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4 months ago

I actually found a lot to like about the Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream.  It truly offers a brightness around the eye area- but nothing over the top- it is a more natural brightening of the under eye area.  In terms of depuffing, it doesn't do much, just a slight amount of puffiness reduction.  It does slightly reduce the appearance of dark circles, but it doesn't do miracles in this department.  If you have dark circles you'll still probably need to apply concealer and foundation to hide them.  My video review can be seen here: Read more

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Moisturizers - Sunday Riley - ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream

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4 months ago

The Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream has many great benefits, especially if you are someone with dry to very dry, non acne-prone skin that is exposed to environmental toxins, pollution and/or blue light damage.  One of the main ingredients is called Chondrus Crispus- this is a type of red algae that really helps protect skin from pollutants in the air, as well as the blue light that is emitted from phones, computers, and TV's.  Chondrus Crispus helps the skin by forming a sort of film over skin.  

The Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream also has many antioxidants and beneficial ingredients such as squalane and three types of ceramides.  These ingredients help promote a healthy skin barrier and also restore plumpness to skin. My video review can be …
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Liquid - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Luminous Foundation

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5 months ago

So far I am really loving the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation.  I find that the Luminous Foundation sets to a natural slightly radiant finish and this is a great long wear foundation.  Even after a full day of wear (12-14 hours) this doesn't set into creases or fine lines nor does it accentuate any flakes or dry areas.  A small amount of the foundation goes a very long way, and I've found applying with a damp Beauty Blender works well.  I would say that this foundation is probably more geared towards dry skin, but oily skin will appreciate that this sets nicely with a small amount of finishing powder.  It definitely is a water resistant foundation and it does take a little bit of effort to remove it at the end of the day.

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Treatments (Face) - Youth To The People - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

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5 months ago

I must say that I agree when Youth to the People calls this a serum in a mist form!  The Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist is full of beneficial ingredients which hydrate skin while soothing it at the same time.  The mist is ultra-fine and gives skin hydration without making you a wet, drippy, sopping wet mess!  I do recommend using this after cleansing and toning, morning and evening.  Personally, I wasn't a huge fan of applying the Youth to the People Mist over makeup, but on clean skin it does a great job giving skin some extra care.  

The packaging is decent, although the clear glass bottle is best left in a cabinet when not in use.  The nozzle on this is amazing- gives an ultra fine mist which is how all face mists should be!  If you have dry-normal skin you …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Earth Sourced Power Berry Serum

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5 months ago

I have been wanting to try the new Paula's Choice Power Berry Serum- and once I was able to get it on sale I finally picked it up.  The Power Berry Serum is a 95% natural ingredient lightweight serum.  I find that I like using this in my morning routine before moisturizer and sunscreen.  The Berry Serum is loaded with antioxidants as well as vitamin c in the form of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate- which is one of the newer and stronger types of vitamin c.  Applying a good serum that contains vitamin c before sunscreen increases the skins ability to fight off sun damage, pollution, and environmental damage.  

The Power Berry Serum is rather lightweight and sets to a non-tacky matte finish.  This Serum also plays well with other products and doesn't cause pilling.  For my …
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Tinted Moisturizer - Kosas - Tinted Face Oil

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6 months ago

***FYI, if you want to try a sample, The Detox Market will sell color deluxe samples for a small amount, you can see this here:  https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/collections/kosas/products/tinted-face-oil

I had been interested in the Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation for quite a while before I finally purchased it.  I wasn't sure if it would end up making my skin look or feel oily, or if it would make my sometimes flaky skin look worse.  I've been trying it out in different ways for the past four months, and to be honest, I still am not totally opinionated on the Kosas Foundation.  Usually I have a strong opinion on pretty much every beauty product I try (and other things in life).  It also seems that most people that try the Tinted Face Oil Foundation either love it or …
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