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An Honest Review Of Glossier Solution

An Honest Review Of Glossier Solution | A Girl, Obsessed

Two Glossier reviews in one week? I know, I know…It may seem like a bit much, but I already had this review of Glossier Solution ready to go and then all of the hype around the Lidstars launch happened so I had to put this off. I’ve really been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on this product though, so I didn’t want to wait too long to update you guys on my thoughts and if Solution worked for me.An Honest Review Of Glossier Solution | A Girl, Obsessed

What It Is? What Does It Do?

Glossier Solution is a chemical exfoliant that gently sloughs away dead skin cells by dissolving the bonds gluing problematic dead cells to the healthy skin beneath. When using it once a day, it’s supposed to clear acne and blackheads, diminish the look of pores, reduce redness, and help even out the skin’s texture. The biggest claim of this skincare product is that it is supposed to transform your skin after just 4 weeks of use.

An Honest Review Of Glossier Solution | A Girl, Obsessed

Product Specifics

Solution comes in a pink plastic bottle with a flat pump dispenser on top. You get 4.4 fl oz / 130 ml of product for $24 USD (Solution is currently sold out for US buyers, but it will be back this May). The formula contains a particular 10% blend of three acid actives for maximum efficacy: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA). Glossier also offers 60-count packs of Deluxe Cotton Rounds that can be used with Solution. I bought a pack and have been absolutely loving them, and will definitely be buying more in the future.

A 4-Week Trial

When I purchased Solution, I decided to do a full 4-week trial so I could really see how well it would work. I don’t suffer too badly from acne (just the odd hormonal breakout during the month), so I was using this more so for the exfoliation and to help with texture and redness. I used this once a day (usually in the morning), and used it consistently for 4 weeks. After just the first couple uses, I could see a change in my skin. All of my dry patches were exfoliated away and there was a nice, healthy glow to my skin. As the weeks went on, my complexion just got better and better. Acne scares started to lighten and disappear. Dryness became a thing of the past. By week four, almost all of my texture issues had been relieved. The tiny little bums on my cheeks were completely cleared up and I’m happy to say there were virtually no white heads on my skin.

An Honest Review Of Glossier Solution | A Girl, Obsessed

Pros & Cons

In a market where everyone has released their own chemical exfoliant, do you really need to pick up Glossier’s Solution? Honestly, that depends on your skin type and which issues you need resolved. For someone like me who suffers from severe dry patches and uneven texture, this has been dream. I also think this would be absolutely incredible for anyone with oily skin as it really helps dry up any overly oily areas (my chin and forehead have finally gone back to normal since using this).

One thing that bothered me about Solution is that it always made my skin feel tacky afterwards for about 5 or 10 minutes. My skincare routine has been constantly changing, and even with different products in use it still left a tackiness to my skin. I got used to it after about a week but I thought I would mention it in case that’s a deal breaker for other people. Another disappointing factor is that this really didn’t do anything for my redness. I suffer from sensitive skin and have redness on my cheeks and forehead, and sadly this didn’t really do much to help relieve it. The good news is that this did not irritate my sensitive skin one bit, which surprised me considering there’s such a high amount of acids in this.

Overall, I have to say I’ve really enjoyed Solution and will continue to use it. I’m on week 5 or 6 (honestly I’ve lost count now, haha) and still have about half of the bottle left. Once I finish it off, I have a bunch of other chemical exfoliants to get through and test out, but I will definitely be picking up another bottle of this for future use.

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  • Zoë

    I have not tried this before (or any Glossier products for that matter!) but it sounds amazing! I really want to try this out, as I suffer dry patches and lots of scars (as well as reoccurring acne) and this like it would be really good for that! Definitely want to pick this one up! xx


    March 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    I’m currently using an AHA chemical solution but I don’t think it’s improved my skin. I’ve used a BHA as well and it didn’t do anything either. I’ve very interested in the Glossier one thought because it has AHA. BHA. and PHA (which I’ve never heard of). I think we have a similar skin type because I also suffer from oily, dry and redness but not acne (just a pimple here and there). I will definitely be checking this out when it’s in stock again. ♥


    March 11, 2018 at 1:10 am Reply
  • Julia Zhuravlova

    great post, dear!

    March 11, 2018 at 4:04 am Reply
  • Emma Bought What

    This sounds really good and perfect for my skin! I still haven’t tried any Glossier products yet so I really need to get my hands on some stuff! x


    March 11, 2018 at 6:40 am Reply
  • Erin

    I must admit this does look really good, I have a few I need to use up but I will need to add this to my list to try. It looks fabby!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    March 11, 2018 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Lisa Santos

    A lot of people have been loving chemical exfoliants and I really want to give it a go.

    Blog: The Lisa’s World | Instagram | Twitter

    March 11, 2018 at 11:36 am Reply
  • cristy

    i have heard so many wonderful things about this product! i really need to give it a go xx


    March 13, 2018 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Brittany

    I ordered this a few weeks ago and can’t wait to give it ago! We seem to have similar skin types so I’m excited to see if I have the same results as you!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

    March 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Charlotte

    I haven’t tried anything from Glossier, but after reading a few review on this of which are all mixed it makes me wonder if I should give this a go. My skin sounds similar to yours in the sense that I don’t suffer too bad with acne but I do have dry skin and scarring which I really want to clear, but I never know how to!

    Definitely considering giving it a go after reading your review! Thank you xx


    March 24, 2018 at 6:00 am Reply
  • Ana Quintanilla

    I’m currently on day two of using this product. I picked it up at the Glossier pop up in SF this weekend and I have really high hopes that it will make my skin more presentable lol. I don’t suffer from extreme acne but like you I have dry patches and some redness. Lately I’ve been seeing larger pores on my cheek area too -_- hoping to see something amazing happen! Love Glossier and literally have loved most of their products!

    April 9, 2018 at 12:23 am Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    Sounds like a good product but I’m with you on the tacky feeling some products leave. I hate it because I feel as though my skin feels dirty.

    April 23, 2018 at 10:01 am Reply
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