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Glossier. The Supers.

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As a brand that prides itself on being at the forefront of trends, media, and Millennial beauty in general, it was only a matter of time before the powerhouse beauty brand, Glossier, expanded their products to include the biggest skincare trend of the moment- serums.

This past September, Glossier declared serums as their next big beauty venture. And with a name like “The Supers,” Glossier started off the serums’ campaign with a high set of expectations. In this “super pack” of serums, Glossier offers 3 options to suit 3 major individual needs. Retailing at $28 a bottle, or $65 for all three, these serums aren’t cheap, but they are drastically more affordable in comparison to the majority of serums on the market at places like Sephora- where, on average, a serum will retail for $50 a bottle.

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Another thing to consider before getting into the product itself is the packaging. No matter what anyone thinks of the product itself, there is no denying the fact that Glossier absolutely nailed the way it is presented. In chic, glass bottles with baby pink stoppers, using these serums will make you feel like a fancy AF glossier girl. Even the liquids themselves are classy, clean and beautiful, what with a color array of orange, milky white, and pristine crystal blue clear. All in all, the packaging is undeniably captivating, and is something I proudly have on display atop my vanity.

Remember- Different products work for different people! Just as a reference, here is the rundown on my skin:

  • Extremely dry in the Winter, but combination in the warmer months
  • If I ever get oily, it is only around my nose and on my chin
  • Hyperpigmentation from previous acne scars
  • Previous sufferer of severe cystic acne
  • Occasional breakouts, usually on the chin area

Now getting into the good stuff. When discussing how the serums work for the skin, we first need to break down the products and their individual claims. So lets get to it.

Super Bounce

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-Good for skin depleted from hangovers, long layovers, blasting a/c, or high high heat. The smooth, silky texture soaks in without any stickiness or residue, for instantly softer skin.

-Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which is abundantly found in our body, it holds up to 1000x its weight in water to plump skin from the inside out to create that bounce.

-Another key ingredient is Vitamin B5, which is found naturally in mushrooms, avocados, and lentils, vitamin B5 helps regenerates new skin layers that are softer and more supple.

-Overall, this is an absolutely INCREDIBLE product when it comes to making the skin feel soft, supple, and smooth. The consistency of Super Bounce is thicker and milky, yet soaks into the skin without leaving an ounce of nasty residue. Out of all the serums, this is the one that shows instant results on my skin, and reduces and texture issues that may be apparent.

Super Glow

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-For that “lit from within” look. Vitamin C brightens and Magnesium energizes for days when you didn’t get enough sleep or skin looks sallow. Like when you’re browsing Instagram after dinner and suddenly it’s 4am. Over time, Super Glow evens skin tone, and creates a light-reflective complexion.

-Vitamin C helps reduce dark spots and creates smoother, light-reflective skin.

-Magnesium PCA acts as a fresh battery for your skin: it stimulates the metabolism of tired skin cells.

-Super Bounce is the serum which has the most watery consistency. While I do love the way it absorbs into the skin and leaves the face feeling supple, I have to say that I don’t notice immediate results with this serum. However, the Super Glow serum claims to be a product focused on evening the skintone and reducing dark spots, so hopefully this is a product that produces results after consistent application.

Super Pure

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-Freaked-out skin, meet your match. The niacinamide and zinc in Super Pure soothe redness and help calm blemishes. JGets irritation in check and flushes out impurities, including excess sebum that builds up inside pores.

-Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, it has a powerful soothing action at the source of redness.

-Zinc PCA penetrates pores to help clear out impurities and minimize sebum overproduction that can cause blemishes. Adding zinc is like giving your skin a calming massage to help it rest, recharge, and let go of built-up inflammation.

-When I first received the Super pack in the mail, my skin had been having an absolute freakout- and for that matter, it still is as I am writing this. As I mentioned above, I used to have severe cystic acne and still struggle with the occasional breakout and scarring. That being said, this serum by no means cured every pimple on my face when I used it, but I did notice that the Super Pure serum reduced redness and inflammation on my irritated skin. So, all in all, note that this is not a cure for bad skin, but it does aid in the recovery process.

Now that we’ve got that sorted, let’s get to the nitty gritty- would I recommend this product? In short, hell yes.

While I don’t think owning all 3 is an absolute necessity unless your skin is like mine and often changes type and texture, I also think anyone with any skin type could benefit from at least one of these serums. If I had to choose only one to recommend, I would most likely suggest Super Bounce due to the fact that it, more so than the others, shows instant results and evens out the texture of the skin in an instant.

That’s it for my review on the Glossier Supers! I hope you enjoyed and I hope I enticed you enough to try them out for yourselves! As always, if you have any questions feel free to ask down below.

And (shameless plug) don’t forget to check me out on Instagram!

Have a SUPER day!

-Love, Lieve

 

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