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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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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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exfoliating mask
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This mask helps my skin feel very soft. I like that it can help deep clean and exfoliate.

I don't know if this mask helps a lot for acne prevention and treatment for me, but it does help my skin feel clean and soft after applying.

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Great results
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Rarely do I ever see results for skin care products that are this noticeable! I received several compliments after I used it the next day. Amazing product!

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My skin looks great!
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Love this product. I didn't think it was too harsh at all. My skin was glowing after I used it. It's definitely a new part of my skin routine!

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Clean
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Do I like the cleanser?........ yes!
Has it changed my world....... no (sorry)! Still unsure whether I would purchase again - I will decide after I have been using the product for a longer time.

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Love this stuff!
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It seems to work and is a great exfoliator as well. I have mild acne and it does a good job of preventing that. A little on the pricey side, but it's effective for preventing acne and sloughing off dead skin.

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Smooth and a baby's bottom
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I am obsessed with this stuff. I have dryer skin and this completely makes my skin feel refreshed and smooth. I highly recommend it!!

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Loved it
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I absolutely loved the way my skin felt after using this product. One of my all time favorite samples. Will most likely purchase soon.

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Love this product!
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I received a sample of this and then purchased the full size. This is a great facial exfoliant! Makes your face so smooth. I use 2-3 times a week. highly recommend!

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Glycolic Is The Answer to Battle Acne, and This Product...
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Is the right formula and treatment to give you clear skin! I use this as a full mask 1-2 times a week and it works wonders as a spot treatments. I had an under the skin breakout and using this as a spot treatment it never made it to the surface. Bullet dodged!

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