Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum : A great treatment for blemishes & breakouts!

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There’s a new Glow Recipe serum in town ;  The Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum. This is retextursiting and clarifying treatment so perfect for breakouts, uneven skin tone and texture.

I have been really impressed with pretty much everything I have tried from Glow Recipe over the last couple of years. I’m a big fan of their Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum, the Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer, the Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm oooo and that Watermelon Glow Ultra-fine Mist is a go-to in these warmer days! LOVE.

GLOW RECIPE IN A NUTSHELL : ‘Applying South Korean trends and innovation to an ever-growing range of fruit-fuelled skin (and body) care, Glow Recipe’s co-founders – Sarah Lee and Christine Chang – have made K-Beauty’s brilliance accessible to all. Cute, covetable and ultra-efficacious, the sorbet-hued treatments are laced with results-driven actives that are both hardworking and gentle.’

I have had a fair few breakouts  over the last year or so, more than usual tbh and I have put that down to stress from moving house, plus I do think the mask-wearing has had something to do with it too as a lot of my blemishes seem to come up around my chin, neck and jaw area. I always like to have something to tackle breakouts when they come and the new Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum couldn’t have dropped through my postbox at a better time! I pretty much cracked straight into it and have been using it as and when I have breakouts. 

glow recipe strawberry smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid serum

Of course we have to talk about the packaging! Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum comes housed (very cutely) in a distinctively strawberry-shaped bottle, it has that perfect strawberry pink hue, and as with all the Glow Recipe products, it’s definitely statement and pretty packaging. I love it! It’s a glass bottle with a plastic pump, 30ml in size and £36 in price.

It is essentially a skin-smoothing serum that is powered by a 10% Clarity Acid Complex including 2% salicylic acid and 1% mandelic acid that work together to decongest your skin, reduce those blemishes and smooth the skin. It has been designed to be a fast-acting serum that you can reach for as soon as you get those pesky breakouts and get results quickly.

It helps de-congest the pores which in turn will give the appearance of smoother and fresher-looking skin. It also contains a hydrating mixture of strawberry water, leaf extract, enzymes and hyaluronic acid, so it won’t dry the skin which I think is a big plus for me!

Last up, it gently exfoliates dead skin cells and gets rid of tiny bumps and helps to smooth the texture of the skin.

I have just been using it as a targeted treatment as my blemishes seem to literally only be on my chin, jawline and neck, so I use it directly onto cleansed skin on these areas, use something like the Plum Plump Serum over the next of my face and then follow with my moisturiser de jour all over. The serum absorbs in quickly, it doesn’t dry, it sits well under makeup (it’s a GREAT primer!) and it has a light, fresh scent.

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This is great option for you, if like me, you are getting the odd breakout/s and want an effective treatment for when that happens.

Shop the Glow Recipe Strawberry AHA + BHA Salicylic Serum HERE.

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