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Truly skincare has been trending all over TikTok, namely for its colorful products and eye-catching packaging. I first heard about the brand from various content creators and, when I saw a video advocating that some of its products can help to clear acne, I was instantly hooked.
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.
I’d been on the hunt for skincare products that would work well for my sensitive skin without drying it out, wouldn’t cause breakouts, and would help clear the redness and harsh, brittle feeling left from razor burn. I was also looking for products that would leave me with baby-smooth skin for bikini bottoms and high-waisted shorts.
To see if Truly could fit all of my needs, I put three of its products to the test for over a month, following a routine I found on TikTok. I used the Smoothing Butt Polish, Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser, and the Blemish Treatment Body Serum, and made sure to note possible signs of irritation, the effectiveness in clearing and revitalizing my skin, and my general thoughts on each.
Overall, the trio lived up to my expectations and you can learn more about my experience below.
Buns of Glowry Smoothing Butt Polish
Buns of Glowry Tighten & Glow Smoothing Butt Polish (small)
First, I exfoliated my upper thigh and bottom area with the 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.
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.
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.
CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser
CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser (small)
Second, I pumped some of the CBD Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Cleanser out of the bottle to help clear my 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.
“Using CBD in skincare is safe, and is also known to help with those who suffer from acne, oily skin, rough or dry skin, and redness — which make this anti-inflammatory cleanser ideal for anyone who experiences these conditions,” Marina Peredo, MD, an NYC-based board-certified dermatologist, told Insider.
Because the cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid, watermelon, agave nectar, and vitamin A, it also helps to clear and nourish the skin. It has a more muted watermelon scent than the Butt Polish and smells more like a tropical version of Dove’s body wash.
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.
Black Jelly Blemish Treatment Body Serum
Black Jelly Blemish Treatment Body Serum (small)
Third, I spot-treated any visible blemishes and hyper-pigmentation areas with the Black Jelly Blemish Treatment Body Serum.
I had a handful of spots around my upper thigh area from shaving, so I opted for Truly’s Black Jelly Blemish Treatment Body Serum. It contains acne-clearing agents — black charcoal witch hazel, tea tree, and baobab oil — and was incredibly translucent when applying. It has a light floral scent, too, similar to Gucci’s Bloom perfume.
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.
Cons to consider
Yes, these products are Instagram-worthy and smell like a candy shop, but I did notice some downfalls. While there were no traces of irritation present, I found less product in the packaging after two weeks than initially expected. While Truly products are vegan, cruelty-free, and safe to use every day, these aren’t the products for you if you want to use them daily after you’ve been at the beach or sitting by the pool.
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.
The bottom line
I wanted results, and I got them with Truly’s TikTok-recommended regimen. I’ve never seen a clean, replenishing, and carefully curated list of ingredients in any of my skincare products before, and I would definitely repurchase the butt scrub and the cleanser (and possibly the blemish treatment when needed). My tried-and-tested trio makes for a fabulous display piece in my bathroom and, every time I’m ready to use them, I know I can expect a satisfying, self-care shower to unwind.