I recently tried Glossier’s Super Pure serum. It claims to calm acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of redness.
It was created to help balance and soothe stressed-out skin.
But is Super Pure worth the price tag or the hype?
Glossier Super Pure Review
Freaked-out skin, meet your match. The niacinamide and zinc in Super Pure visibly soothe redness and help calm blemishes, respectively—especially useful during that time just before your period. Junk food and stress are other skin-disrupting triggers that Super Pure helps counteract. It gets troubled skin in check and flushes out impurities, including excess sebum that builds up inside pores. The light, water-gel formula quickly absorbs into skin. Super Pure is an integral part of The Supers squad: three concentrated serums to refill your skin’s deficiencies, strengthening it day after day.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Propanediol, Zinc PCA, Citric Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose
Super Pure is a very watery consistency that glides over the skin smoothly. It feels slightly tacky but absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any residue. I’ve been using this after cleansing and before the rest of my skincare routine. But only once a day!
Niacinamide (aka vitamin B3) helps to soothe redness and irritation. The zinc gets into your pores and clears out excess oil and impurities.
I experienced purging for about a week. It started out with a few whiteheads on and around my nose. Then it got a little rough. Literally. I experienced a lot of texture on my forehead and a few breakouts on my cheeks.
After that week though, it’s been smooth sailing. I haven’t had any new blemishes pop up and the old spots I had are clearing up and looking much less irritated. Overall the redness on my face has gotten a lot better as well.
My one and only complaint is the amount you get for the price. With almost daily use, I used up the bottle in about three months. And for close to $30, that cost adds up throughout the year.
If all of this sounds awesome but $28 isn’t in your budget, the ingredients in The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% are very similar. And for less than $6 it’s worth a try.
- Thin, light consistency
- No scent
- Absorbs quickly
- Purging stage
- A little pricey
- If used daily, you’ll use it up fairly quickly
The Results Are In
If you’ve been wanting to try out Glossier but haven’t been able to decide what to try, I definitely recommend Super Pure.
I’m impressed by how effective it is without being irritating. It’s become a staple in my skincare.
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