Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope you had a wonderful week! It’s been an intense one around here as my physical therapy activities have changed. I don’t mind the extra pain it brings on too much except it amplifies my insomnia which then trickles down to how functional I am during the day. I’m running on caffeine at the moment, but I really wanted to get this post up. While I have a few minutes to myself now, I better get to it and put this post together. Let’s do this!
The Nitric Oxide Activating Serum comes in a two chamber package system. Simply pump once from each chamber, mix together, and apply to your clean skin twice a day.
This is what the serum looks like when pumped onto the hand. I’ve not yet mixed these together, and you can see one side is clear while the other is an amber shade due to the Vitamin C in this portion. While the larger bubble is just from dispensing one of the pumps, notice the small bubbles where the two sections meet together.
Here, I have mixed the serum together and let it sit several seconds. The nitric oxide gas has been activated, which is causing all the bubbling. This is then applied to your skin. As a result of the nitric oxide activation, certain skin types could show a pink tone, but it is temporary and disappears after a few minutes. This was disclosed to me before trying out this product, and I can confirm both: my skin does turn a little pink and it does not last long at all.
After mixing together the serum a little more and letting it sit for about five minutes, the bubbling is present but minimal. I’m not sure exactly how long you can let this sit before applying before it loses effectiveness, but you don’t want to mix it and let it sit around in a container, for example.
N1O1 Nitric Oxide Activating Serum can be used as a stand-alone skin serum; it has been shown to:
Decrease the appearance of pores
Increase skin tone
Improve skin texture
Decrease pigmentation (Including those stubborn spots on my skin)
Decrease oiliness (A note of this below)
Decrease redness, and
All in as few as four weeks! As I already mentioned, this can be used as a stand-alone product, but it can be used with your already existing skin care products. Due to nitric oxide’s ability to improve circulation and get nutrients to the cells of your skin, it will enhance the effectiveness of your current products.
I have really enjoyed trying out this product, but I do want to give a little caution, particularly when it comes to decreasing oiliness in your skin. It is extremely effective at doing so, and I noticed this result after just the first day of use. As a combination skin girl with slight oiliness overall, I did find it left my skin feeling more dry than I prefer. For those that like to use a serum and skip the moisturizer, you may not be able to do this comfortably with this product unless you are already starting out with extremely oily skin. Based on my use, I found my skin could only use it once a day -OR- I had to use a richer moisturizer both day and night; I already used a richer one at night prior to testing out this product. Because this is a luxury skincare product and I’m not fond of a richer moisturizer under my makeup, I have opted to use it just once a day, even if the results may take a little longer to be noticeable. I have noticed a rapid fading of recent hormonal acne-caused dark spots and I have a couple stubborn spots that look less noticeable. As I typically only have one or two pimples pop up around my menstrual cycle I am not the best judge about its effectiveness on decreasing acne, but I can say I didn’t have my usual hormonal acne this past cycle. I cannot promise it is due to this product or just a fluke as I haven’t used this for months on end, but it is promising!
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