I tried Glossiers new super serums for your skin, and I loved them
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Recently, Glossier sent me their of serums to try.
After hearing from a few friends respectively about their newfound appreciation for them, I became curious about what has become a rapidly growing trend in the skincare world. Most importantly, I was intrigued by such a high-value, concentrated way of giving skin a "super pack" of nutrients and vitamins.
As the face of the "skin first, makeup second" movement, Glossier seemed like a natural first choice to turn to.
In case you don't want to read a whole self-discovery saga in real time, I'll skip to the punch line: the serums did improve my skin and most important perhaps for getting results, I truly enjoyed using them.
The novelty of using a dropper and the beautiful, clean packaging, frivolous or not, inspired more consistent use from me than I can claim for most skincare products I own. It wasfun. I will likely be using these until they're empty — again a feat I can't claim for most other skincare products. In particular, the and serum were my favorites for their fast absorption, soft, non-restrictive feel, and the clarity or dewiness each brought to my skin, respectively.
Your skin is your largest organ, and it's a pretty good outer indication of your overall health — which is one reason why we all like to put so much effort into making it look good. As a good indicator, many of the deficiencies in our bodies play out on a larger stage of our skin. Dehydrated? Eating too many greasy foods? You won't be surprised when your skin looks drier or more problematic.
Serums are meant to replace the minerals and vitamins you lost on your layover and in your hangover.
Glossier currently has three canon serums available for purchase: , , and.While each is , Glossier's — the bundled version of all three serums — is sold for dollars (meaning you save about this way).
To use one, apply 3-4 drops from the dropper onto a clean face and pat into the skin. Follow with moisturizer. Each serum is designed to soak into the skin without leaving a sticky residue, so you won't have to wait if your next step is makeup application.
is the serum designed for dry skin.If your hangover, airplane ride, or overenthusiastic AC is playing out on your skin, the Bounce serum is designed to replenish what you've lost. According to Glossier, hyaluronic acid plumps skin while Vitamin B5 brings back elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is said to hold up to 1000x its weight in water — a great way to plump skin from the inside. Vitamin B5 is found in mushrooms and avocados amd meant to help the skin regenerate new and supple skin layers.
- Benefits:hydrating, softening, plumping
- When to use:after layovers, hangovers, and dry spells
is the serum meant to brighten andenergize your complexion— think a youthful glow. Vitamin C is meant to brighten skin by reducing dark spots and creating more light-reflective skin. Magnesium stimulates the metabolism of tired skin cells to help compensate for the damage you did by neglecting to sleep.
- Benefits:enhancing, brightening, energizing
- When to use:after all-nighters, exhausting globe-trotting, and stress-filled weeks
is the serum that aims to calm and minimize breakoutswithout over-drying the skin and making your face feel like it will break apart when you smile. The niacinamide and zinc both soothe redness and calm blemishes. This one might have been my personal favorite, due to its gentle and noticeable departure from toners I've used.
- Benefits:balancing, soothing, reducing redness, purifying
- When to use:after a week of greasy takeout, that time of the month, and a stressful presentation at work
Over time, the serums are meant to improve your complexion as a whole. I'll have to get back to you on that claim, but I have noticed an improvement in the short term.
Like an alchemist, you can mix the serums together to personalize your skin care routine. I don't know that my skin knows that it falls into "combination" and must thereby live within those limits. It tends to just do what it wants, so one standard routine, like many one-size-fits-all solutions, isn't as perfect as it could be. Having serums that address most of the typical concerns is a nice way to be your own dermatologist, and I find myself rotating through them depending upon the day.
If serums are something you're interested in, I highly recommend starting with one of the , or all three to find out which one works for you individually.
Each serum is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and paraben-, fragrance-, and cruelty-free.
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