Serious Skin Care Glycolic Acid Serum Review

What does the Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum do?

The Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum contains 8.4% Glycolic Acid and helps to exfoliate your skin and bring a natural glow back to your complexion. Along with natural fruit extracts, this Glycolic Acid Serum helps to reduce pigmentation, age spots and sun spots and give your skin a more natural, even tone. Your skin looks healthier, fresher and more youthful.

8.4% Glycolic Acid Serum

Large 2fl. oz (60ml) bottle

Contains fruit extracts

Smooths dry skin

Diminishes dullness, clears pores, exfoliates dead cells

Quickly absorbed

Contains butylene glycol & propylene glycol

Low pH

Made in the USA


Who should use this serum?

Anyone who suffers from dry skin, blocked pores, acne, tired and dull looking skin or skin that has lots of age spots, dark spots or pigmentation problems will benefit from this serum. The Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum exfoliates away all the dead skin cells, unblocks pores and reduces mild hyper-pigmentation problems, leaving your skin clean and healthy. All of this debris has become a barrier on your skin, preventing your other skincare products from penetrating your skin – now your moisturizers and serums can bestow their treasures deep within your skin, giving your complexion a more youthful and radiant glow.


How do you use this serum?

After cleansing, smooth on an even, thin layer of the serum, taking care to avoid the eye area. Once absorbed, you can apply a moisturizer, but remember to always wear sunscreen during the day, when using Glycolic Acid Serums. Serious Skincare recommend that you to use this serum in the evening and then apply a sunscreen the next morning.


Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum Key Ingredients

This serum is available in a bottle with pump dispenser – 2 fl. oz. (60ml) and contains many fabulous ingredients, the key ingredients being Glycolic Acid, Lavender and Natural Fruit Extracts. It also however (as you can see from the ingredients below), contains butylene glycol and propylene glycol.

Ingredients: Water, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Lecithin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Extract, Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Extract, Opuntia Tuna Extract, Coffea Aribica (Coffee) Extract, Acacia Senegal Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Vitus Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Lavender Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Capryly Glycol, Hexylene Glycol

Benefits of Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which has amazing exfoliating properties. A serum that contains glycolic acid of around 10% concentration or below, will gently remove the dead cells from your skin, revealing newer, fresher cells underneath. These types of serums can usually be used once or twice a week, as long as your skin is not sensitive to glycolic acid. Glycolic Acid serums are beneficial to people who suffer from acne, blocked pores or blackheads, because the exfoliation unblocks clogged pores and helps to heal mild blemishes. 

At concentrations greater than 10% you are moving into the realm of microdermabrasion and skin peeling, which should really be undertaken by trained professionals. This is because your skin can be very sensitive to Glycolic Acid and become red and irritated if the concentration is too high and if it’s applied for too long. With lower concentrations below 10%, you are able to leave these serums on your skin and let them absorb in, whereas with higher concentrations you need to wash them off your skin or they can do serious harm.

Always wear a sunscreen when you are using Glycolic Acid products, follow the directions that accompany the product and speak to your medical professional if you have any concerns.

Benefits of Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil has a wonderful perfume and was used by the Romans in their bath water to soften their skin. With its anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender Oil helps to reduce redness and inflammation in your skin and is beneficial for people with dry, flaky skin or acne (as it inhibits the growth of bacteria). Some people are very sensitive to Lavender Oil and if so, it’s best not to use this particular Glycolic Acid Serum – instead, check the list of ingredients in the Glycolic Acid Serums we have reviewed and select one without Lavender Oil.

Benefits of Natural Fruit Extracts

Natural Fruit Extracts have a lovely fruity smell which is one reason they are added to many skin care products. The other reason is because they are packed full of antioxidants, which help to fight the signs of aging. So along with the exfoliating benefits of Glycolic Acid, you also have antioxidants that help to minimize age spots and sun spots, reduce any pigmentation problems caused by free radicals and smooth your skin tone.

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Does the Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum really work?

The Serious Skincare Glycolic Acid Serum contains 8.4% Glycolic Acid, Lavender Oil, Fruit Extracts and a wealth of other nourishing ingredients that gently removes the dead cells from your skin, revealing the fresh, healthy skin hidden below. Removing this barrier allows your other skincare products to easily penetrate your skin and to do their own work on keeping your skin looking more youthful and radiant. 

The majority of customers love how this serum leaves their skin feeling silky soft and how it feels plumper, tighter and renewed. A few people have found that their skin tingles when they first apply this serum, but that’s to be expected with a Glycolic Acid Serum. So far, there are no negative reviews for this serum. It’s extremely well priced (and you receive a large 2 oz bottle instead of 1 oz) and works well. A highly recommended serum.


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DIVINE Glycolic Acid Skin Peel (40%)

With 40% glycolic acid, the DIVINE Glycolic Acid Skin Peel is one of the stronger alpha hydroxy peels on the market helping to minimize the appearance of uneven skin texture and other signs of ageing. It’s designed to improve your skin tone, stimulate the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and large pores. As part of your skincare routine, the DIVINE Glycolic Acid Skin Peel supports natural cell turnover and helps to give you clean, healthy and beautiful looking skin.

Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant 8% Glycolic Acid – Review

Paula’s Choice 8% Gel Exfoliant is a mild and non-abrasive glycolic acid exfoliator that gently removes the dead skin cells and debris from your skin, revealing the radiance hidden below. With powerful antioxidants, the surface of your skin is revitalized, firmness is enhanced and mild discolorations and fine lines reduced. Your skin is smoother and softer and looks more healthy, clean and vibrant.

InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Peel 30% – Review

With its advanced resurfacing formula, the InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Peel is designed to professionally exfoliate layers of dead cells from your skin and reveal the younger and fresher skin hidden underneath. These dead skin cells and other debris clog your pores and build up on the surface of your skin, giving your complexion an aged and tired look that is unattractive and undeserved! It also helps to remove blackheads and white heads that gives your skin a bumpy appearance.

OZ Naturals Glycolic Acid Peel – 30%

With 30% glycolic acid, the OZ Naturals Glycolic Acid Peel is a fairly strong serum, so you need to take care when using it on your skin. Used correctly, the glycolic acid concentration helps to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells and debris that dulls your skin, unclogging blocked pores and removing toxins from your skin.