Review: Skinceuticals – Glycolic 10 Overnight Renew


Brand: Skinceuticals

Which skin type can use it: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination

How to use: Shake well and dispense product into hands. Apply an even, pea-sized layer over the entire face and neck avoiding the eye area. Precondition skin by limiting initial use to once every other evening. After one week, increase to every evening, or as advised by a skincare professional. Store product in a cool, dark place. This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycolic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Phytic Acid, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Poly-glyceryl-4 Isostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Sunflower Seed Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera/Accia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate

How does it smell? I really couldn’t smell anything. It definitely doesn’t have an added fragrance and if anything probably has a more chemical smell because of it.

How does it feel? EXTREMELY WATERY. I had to put it in cap locks because honestly it makes it hard to apply without getting everywhere and you may end up wasting product. Be warned! Other than that (and probably because of it) it’s very lightweight and hydrating. 

Cost?  £80/$80 – I don’t know why there is no difference in the exchange rate! 

How long did I test for? 6 months on and off.

What did I like? Firstly, I love the fact that glycerin isn’t the second ingredient (although that’s probably why the texture is so different from what I’m used to). This is the kind of product where you get what you pay for which in this case, is Glycolic Acid. This stuff is really, really good. It has the effect of a very gentle glycolic acid peel. In fact if you wanted to test something that would give you an indication of what you’d look like after a peel, this would be it – hands down. It’s really one of my favourite product’s I’ve ever used and quite frankly devastated that it’s finished. 

What I disliked? Really only the texture, it’s just kinda waterfalls out of the tube quickly and you waste quite a bit. That also makes it a mess to apply! 

Would I buy again? This was a gifted product but I will buy it myself when I run out of everything else! 

Where can you purchase? Here for US and here UK 


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