We selectively choose the skincare actives to target certain skin concerns but most of the benefits come after regular and long-term use. How about on the occasions when we need an instant fix? An effective powerful exfoliant is called for!
I have been obsessing over Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight Treatment for a good few months! Read on to find out why!
Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Treatment contains:
- 10% Glycolic acid: a well-researched alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), help to shred dead skin to renew skin’s surface and promote collagen products
- 2% Phytic acid: a mild AHA with antioxidant properties, works in synergy with Glycolic
- Soothing complex of botanical and oil to help support skin barrier.
Uniquely, Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is formulated with a concentration of glycolic acid that delivers a true 10% glycolic free acid value in a 3.5 pH formula tolerable for nightly use. Glycolic acid is small molecules that can penetrate skin and re-texturize it effectively.
The treatment has a gel-lotion texture that feels a little tacky on my skin.
How I use it
Shake well, squeeze out a small amount and apply over cleansed face then simply drift away. Apply like a mask.
My skincare routine is packed with lots of actives such as niacinamide, glycolic acid, vitamin C, salicylic acid, retinoid, peptides to name a few. Therefore on the night I use Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Treatment, I skip most things, maybe just use peptide or niacinamide to avoid possible irritation.
Initially, I started using the treatment once a week then increased to twice weekly the following week as I didn’t experience any irritation. A few weeks after I can use the treatment up to 3 times a week. There is a slight tingle upon application for a few seconds.
As an overnight treatment, it’s not too sticky that it would smudge around which I love.
Also being a potent exfoliant it doesn’t cause dry flakey patches! I love how smooth and glowy my skin looks the morning after. My complexion is brighter and fresher. Subsequently, my makeup would go on more effortlessly.
So there you have it, my little beauty secret/safety blanket! Something I can rely on when my skin is dull and lacklustre. Better texture and brighter skin overnight!
Let me know if you have any skincare secrets.
And remember, ALWAYS wear sunscreen!
Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is available at
Much love always,
This post featured products that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.