I Cut the B.S. Out of My Skincare Routine for 2 Weeks. Here's How It Went.

For me, skincare is all about keeping things simple. No B.S. Makes that easy.
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Ever since my daily routine changed back in February due to COVID-19, my skin has definitely been suffering. From dryness to texture, I've been struggling since day one living in sunny Southern California. However, this all came to a head about 3 weeks ago. My skin was flaky, I had a new breakout every other day, and I felt so helpless without access to my usual derm and facialist!Going for a detoxI did a LOT of research to see how I could help my skin through the changing seasons and excess time indoors. I decided I needed to develop a minimal ingredient, antioxidant skin detox. I'd keep my current cleanser and moisturizer because my skin seems to react positively to them, but other than that I would be swapping out all my other acne treatments, masks, and serums for some limited ingredient products.Enter No B.SNo B.S. is "revolutionizing skincare with clean formulas, real results, and a radically honest beauty culture we can all get behind." When I tell you I LOVE their philosophy, I mean it! I'm all about clean skincare and an honest brand, so I was very excited to try out a couple of their products.My No B.S FavesOver the course of two weeks, I tried the Vitamin C+E Serum and the new Antioxidant COQ10 Cream to see if their powerful antioxidant and detoxifying properties would help my tired, textured skin. As a bonus, I also tried the No B.S. Body Moisturizer! Here's how it went:Vitamin C+E Serum - 4.5/5 starsIn skincare, vitamin C and E are both powerful antioxidants that promote skin brightness and sun protection. This serum also contains "antioxidant superheroes" pomegranate and green tea which help to reduce inflammation, help heal damaged skin, and prevent premature aging.
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As far as serums go, I haven't used many. Typically, I'll go for a brightening tumeric serum during the day and an overnight resurfacing serum. But No B.S. helped me simplify my routine greatly! This serum helped heal my damaged, textured skin in only a few days! Then, when I continued using it over the course of 2 weeks, I continued to see marked improvements in texture, brightness, inflammation, and tightness. The texture is very wet, but not too thick. The only complaint I have is that it definitely feels a bit sticky while it dries. However, when it dries down completely it doesn't feel sticky at all.Antioxidant COQ10 Cream - 3/5 starsA great alternative to Retinols, COQ10 is great for more sensitive skin. CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) is a supplement that energizes and protects cells from oxidative damage to keep your skin young, elastic, and strong. Combined with hyloronic acid, squalene, and jojoba oil for moisture, the No B.S. Antioxidant COQ10 Cream is one for the books.
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BONUS: Body Moisturizer - 5/5 starsAs a bonus, I was gifted a sample of the No B.S. Body Moisturizer! Packed with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Rosehip Oil, and Green Tea, this is one of the best lotions I've ever tried! It left my skin feeling nourished, moisturized, and soft without feeling oily or sticky. This was definitely my favorite product out of the 3 I tried.
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