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Looking for a complexion-saving cleanser that’s gentle enough for daily use? Try Serious Skincare® Glycolic Cleanser in the 4 oz. or 12 oz. size.

Serious Skincare®

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A good cleanser is the backbone of any skincare regimen—but every now and then, your skin needs a deeper cleaning. Enter this supereffective exfoliating mask. It draws out impurities, sloughs off dead skin cells, and tightens skin tone in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Girls.

How it Works

Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that penetrates the skin and weakens the lipids that contribute to the build up of dead skin cells, teams up exfoliating malic acid, as well as phytic acid, which reduces hyperpigmentation and inflammation, and lactic acid, which tackles acne. Essential oils—including olive oil, sweet almond oil, and lemon oil—moisturize and balance skin tone.

How to Use

Apply an even layer to cleansed face and neck, then let dry (it takes about 10 minutes). Using damp fingers and rewetting as necessary, massage into face to exfoliate. Rinse thoroughly or use a damp washcloth to remove product completely.

Water, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Silica, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl - 3 Stearate, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sodium PCA, Oat Beta Glucan, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extarct, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Phytic Acid, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil, Illite, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Sorbitan Monostearate, Silica, Pullulan, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

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Great exfoliant and moisturizer

I really love this product! It exfoliates making my skin feel so smooth, but doesn't dry my skin like some masks made for blemish control. I do agree with previous reviewers a little really does go a long way which makes the product last longer. So glad I received this sample!

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Great double-duty mask

The instructions recommend a thick later, buy a little goes a long way. The mask tightens (but not too much.) Once dry, I try to take it easy scrubbing it off with water. It's east to go too far and be too abrasive with masks like these. But with a gently touch, my skin looks and feels refreshed and smoother.

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Did not like it

The scent is very overwhelming when you put it on your face. My face became very itchy after I applied the mask and I broke out after using it. May not be good for sensitive skin. Never used it again.

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Amazing Mask!

I love the way this mask feels! After I removed it my face felt exfoliated, soft, and refreshed. The slight lingering menthol feeling and scent was an added bonus that made my skin feel extra clean. I've been looking for a good weekly mask for a long time and I'm so glad I purchased this!

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Love this Mask

This product is amazing. You can feel it working immediately. I have sensitive skin and finally a good product that works and doesn't cause an adverse reaction. I love the minty tingly feeling!!!

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I just ordered this with the help of my Birchbox points. I've been able to use it three times and I am in LOVE. I have fair, slightly sensitive skin that is both aging and prone to breakouts (fun), and after a pimple I tend to have a red mark that remains for months. I was looking for a product that could help tighten and brighten my skin, exfoliate, and help with unsightly marks, so this seemed to fit the bill - particularly as I've had good luck with glycolic acid in skincare products in the past. I tried this as soon as it came. I was dubious - it's a thick gray, gritty paste with a chemical smell, and it warms as soon as you put it on - no doubt you're using a serious product right away! I left it on for the recommended 10 minutes, then wet it, rubbed it around to exfoliate, and rinsed off. Immediately my skin was smoother, brighter, and softer than before. I waited two days and tried it again yesterday. Today, I woke up and examined my skin in the mirror - I'm stunned at how smooth and even my skin appears, how many red marks are minimized or entirely gone, and how soft my skin remains. I look like I've been on a superfood diet for weeks. Love!

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I am a big believer in masks, and also love to pamper myself with them on the weekends. This is probably the best mask I have tried - and I've tried a lot! It has a nice texture, and is a little gritty, so you know it's getting all of the dead skin off to reveal a healthy glow. It leaves my skin feeling and looking clean, smooth, polished, and glowing.

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Another winner!

My only regret is that I didn't try this sample sooner. I finally got around to trying it last night, and I can't say enough great things about it! I loved the tingly feeling on my face, and the scent was pleasant too. I also like that it didn't irritate my face or eyes for the 10 minutes that I had to leave it on. Finally, after washing it off my skin really did feel deep-cleaned. I look forward to adding this to my weekly skincare regimen!

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Will buy this again and again and again!

I love this product. My skin tone is more even, has a nice healthy glow, and is softer than ever. I use it at night before bed and especially notice a difference the next morning. It does tingle and burn some days when I use it, but not too much to discontinue use despite having really sensitive skin. I like to think of it as working it's magic when it's stinging. I love the exfoliate too, not too harsh and feels luxurious.

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Love the warm tingle

I am definitely a fan of this product. I love the warm tingle when you use it and my skin is super soft the next day. I have to follow treatment with a moisturizer otherwise my skin is uncomfortably dry/tight.

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