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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.

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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 to Use

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.

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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FANTASTIC
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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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Perfect for aging skin
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This is my go to product when I want a deep cleaning facial. Leaves my skin soft and glowing. A must for mature skin!

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Does something
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After using this, my skin definitely feels like it's been stripped of the bad and left with the good. THOUGH, I definitely need a good moisturizer after using it.

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Great mask
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I use this mask about once a week and think it's great! It definitely does a deep cleansing on my skin and leaves it feeling so smoothe after!

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My absolute FAVORITE
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This is my number one favorite product I've gotten from BirchBox. I use this stuff as an all-over mask when I feel like my face is getting a bit clogged, and I use it as a spot cleaner when I feel like I may be getting a pimple! In both cases, it works every time and my face feels awesome afterwards! Immediately after you wash (and scrub it in) it off, your face will feel so light you can suddenly feel the air on it. Recall how a peppermint shampoo feels cool on the scalp after washing it off?? That's how your face feels after using this cleanser! Light, airy, cool, CLEAN. I love, love, love it.

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MIRACLE PRODUCT

this product does EXACTLY what it says. i woke up so hungover this morning and the morning after I drink my skin feels so gross and after only 10 minutes with this mask on my skin felt AMAZING. worth every penny

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Just finished the whole bottle
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I just finished the whole thing. I like the texture almost grainy and the way it makes my face feels afterwards. Definitely helps the dead skin cells like it says, However, I mask twice a week and I dont see any visual difference with my skin. For me I wont buy it again, but definitely worth it if you want for retexturizing!

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Lovely Product for Exfoliation
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This product really helped exfoliate my skin and was a great alternative cleanser. I know it said it could be used daily, but my skin is too sensitive for that. I found that using it once per week was fine for me. But it was great to use a product with those ingredients that didn't make my face red or itchy when I washed it off.

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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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