I haven’t got the best skin. It’s not as bad as it was when I blogged about it a few years ago, but it’s been getting a little bit out of control lately, and I recently decided I needed to revamp my skincare routine a little.
…luckily, that decision coincided quite well with the UK Glossier launch, and my collection has been growing, ever since. In fact, it’s the only brand currently involved in my everyday skincare routine. Don’t let anyone tell you I’m not loyal!
I figured that, seeing as I now officially own almost as much Glossier as their London pop up store, I’d share my picks from the range, and how they’re helping my dry/problem skin.
Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector
Yep, the one everyone’s got…and for good reason. With a blend of AHA, BHA, and PHA (three types of acid I cannot spell the long names of), Glossier promises that Solution reduces signs of redness, blemishes, and dry, dead skin within four weeks. That all sounds great, of course, but I was genuinely quite concerned about how Glossier Solution would react on sensitive skin like mine. It did dry my skin out a little, at first, but, about two weeks in, it’s no longer made my skin feel dry, and is actually really reducing the redness I usually have first thing in the morning. I’m seeing improvements, slowly but surely.
Super Glow Serum
Glossier’s Vitamin C serum, ‘Super Glow’, just isn’t doing ‘it’ for me, I’m afraid. Yes, it feels lovely when you slather it on. Yes, it smells great. But does it feel like it’s doing anything more than leaving a relatively thin layer on my skin? Not really. Maybe I’m just not meant to have glowing skin, or maybe I just need something heavier. Either way, it’s just not true love.
Super Pure Serum
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect, after ‘Super Glow’ left me so disappointed, but after reading one-too-many great reviews of ‘Super Pure’, I decided I had to give it a go…and I’m really pleased I did! Glossier recommends using ‘Super Pure’ daily, but I do worry about it being a little too drying, so have been reserving it for when my ‘problem skin’ is just being a little too problematic. When I pop ‘Super Pure’ on before bed, I notice a serious reduction in redness and inflammation by morning, so I’d definitely recommend it if you’re prone to breakouts!
Priming Moisturiser Rich
I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I use night cream throughout the day now – my skin’s just too dry when I use anything else – and Glossier’s ‘Priming Moisturiser Rich’ (weird name, I know) is everything I’ve ever wanted in a face cream. It’s dense, thick, and super nourishing, and not at all sticky, and it’s managed to keep my normally dry skin well-moisturised through the whole of this bitter winter we’ve been having. I’ll be repurchasing this religiously, until Glossier one day discontinues it, and crushes me, probably.
Moisturising Moon Mask
Obsessed. This mask is one of the best things I’ve ever bought. Whenever my skin is feeling really sensitive, looking a little red, or is just a bit dry or dull, I slather on the ‘Moon Mask’, leave it for 30 mins, wipe it away with a tissue, and revel in how glowy my skin looks. It’s soothing, nourishing, and smells incredible – the perfect combination when you’re looking for a bit of pampering.
Glossier is pretty pricey, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s pretty good, all in all. If you’ve got problem skin, I’d recommend giving Solution & Super Pure a go, for sure – I’ve noticed huge changes in my skin for the few weeks I’ve now been using this duo together. If you’ve got dry or sensitive skin, both Priming Moisturiser Rich and Moisturising Moon Mask are incredible.
I’ll definitely be repurchasing the moisturiser and super pure serum, at the very least.
What’re your current skincare favourites?
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