The blemish treatment helped clear breakouts on my skin but wasn’t strong enough for my preference. That said, if you’re a first-time Truly shopper who has sensitive, acne-prone skin, I would recommend skipping the blemish treatment and seeing if you achieve clear results from the cleanser first.
Though it costs $81 for just three shower products, I truly (pun intended) had a feeling the results-driven formulations would be well worth the purchase.
Overall, the trio lived up to my expectations and you can learn more about my experience below.
It tingled on my skin so I knew it was working and not just rinsing away. And, because the Buns of Glowry Smoothing Butt Polish is made with a vegan blend of watermelon, retinol wheat protein, and apricot and orange flower boost, it immediately made my body smell good and feel refreshed.
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When I twisted open the glass tub, my first thought was, “this smells like a Sour Patch Kid.” TikTok videos demonstrated the product by scooping out half of the tub, but you don’t actually need that much. I found rubbing a quarter-sized amount in a circular motion went a long way.
The results: I saw a noticeable difference in my skin after three days, and it fully cleared all of my dry skin and pigmentation spots after six days. It’s a standout product, for sure, and one I wished I found earlier.
After trying the serum, I discovered it serves as an excellent spot treatment for all-over-body use. I applied it to a blemish on my leg and I saw it dwindle into disappearance as the days progressed. Plus, its boxy glass casing looks like a luxe potion when sitting on your shower shelf.
Buns of Glowry Smoothing Butt Polish
Just like your facial skincare routine, exfoliation is a *chef’s kiss* for dry and sensitive skin on the rest of your body. According to a 2016 study, exfoliation helps to remove excess corneocyte buildup (which can cause skin dryness) and stimulate cell turnover for more radiant and polished skin.
Truly’s Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser is the first CBD product I’ve added to my shopping cart and, out of the three products, this one was the best at clearing my razor burn and dry spots.
You'll know the patch is working because you can see the process happening: The clear patch turns white and expands, and the skin (where your zit once was) flattens out and becomes redness-free. After a couple of hours (or a good night's sleep), peel it off to reveal all of the accumulated gunk — it's strangely satisfying. Just be sure to apply the patch onto clean skin, right after a thorough cleanse and before applying the rest of your skin-care routine.
Unlike some spot treatments, these acne stickers won't leave your skin dry and flaky. Most are small, circular hydrocolloid bandages, meaning they absorb fluid from the pimple, explains Debra Jaliman, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. And get this: There are also stickers designed with extra-slim microneedles that deliver acne-fighting ingredients even deeper into the skin to confront your most stubborn, hard-to-reach breakouts.
With all this in mind, we rounded up some of our favorite, tried-and-true acne patches from popular brands such as Cosrx, Hero Cosmetics, and Peace Out. Keep one or more of these best-selling options on you at all times (by your bedside, in your bag, etc.) and thank us later.
We could rattle on for days about the wonders of Korean skin care, but for now, we'll reiterate our deep-seated appreciation for one particular innovation: acne patches. Instead of popping and picking your blemishes, we simply slap a pimple sticker on top of them and call it a success. The thinnest, most invisible patches are ideal for daytime wear, so you can treat your breakouts whenever you damn want. Otherwise, nighttime is the perfect time to heal blemishes in total privacy.
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Acne stickers also have the added benefit of blocking you from aggravating your skin by picking at pimples, says Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., the founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the George Washington University Medical Center. (Personally, we're grateful for that benefit alone.) This is key as "picking a pimple increases the inflammation and can slow the healing process down," Dr. Tanzi adds. The chances of scarring and getting an infection rise, too.
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