Glossier Solution Review (With Before and After Photos)

2 March 2018

I am forever trying out products to help with my acne and scarring so when this launched, I knew I needed to put it to the test. I have been using this consistently for about five weeks now and I am incredibly impressed with it, It has completely transformed my skin! I know it has had some mixed reviews but this has been a wonder product for me.
Glossier Solution Review
Glossier Solution Review
Glossier Solution Review
Glossier Solution Review
Before (19th January 2018) and After using Glossier Solution (1st March 2018)

Solution is the newest launch from Glossier and it's a daily face exfoliator that I couldn't wait to get my hands on! I did have a feeling this would work well for me because the acids included are ones that I have used in the last year and they have worked well for me, specifically Salicylic Acid. I am always raving about how well this works for me and it definitely helped clear my skin up but nothing has got my skin any better than my before photo. I have also used Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid which have also worked well but again, nothing has helped with the scarring, discolouration and texture of my skin like Solution has done. 

Solution is to be used once a day after cleansing, I usually take two pumps onto a cotton pad and swipe across the skin avoiding the eye area. I personally prefer the Glossier Cotton Rounds as extra as that sounds, I find that because of the design of them and the 'G' in the centre of the cotton pad it allows the product to saturate into it more and allows you to actually get more of Solution onto your face. This chemical exfoliator contains a blend of three acid active blends for maximum efficay, the AHA is going to exfoliate the surface of the skin, BHA is going to go deep to unclog pores and PHA increases potency while keeping the formula gentle on the skin. It claims to help with redness, blemishes and pore size and will make the skin's texture much smoother and softer with a healthy glow. It also has an anti-stress complex to make it as gentle as possible on the skin with ingredients like Niacinamide and glycerin. 

I have been using this as part of my evening skincare routine pretty much every day since the 19th of January and from the first time I used it, I noticed results the next morning! Just like Glossier claims, the next morning after my first use my skin felt incredibly soft and as the weeks went on, my skin got better and better! Within the first week or so, my existing blemishes went away and my skin generally was much calmer and clearer than ever before. The following weeks my skin was getting better every single day with no new breakouts or blemishes and my texture was getting smoother and smoother by the day. On my chin particularly, my skin has always been very bumpy and now it's the same texture as my cheeks for the first time ever. Towards the end of week three, my redness started to dramatically decrease which is one of the things I am most happy about because this has always been a big issue for me. You can see in my before photo that my skin was very red in areas, especially around my nose which has now completely disappeared! 

My skin is now free of blemishes completely with my scarring and discolouration down to a minimum and with hardly any redness, I honestly can't believe the transformation. My skin is incredibly soft and I have the confidence to go out now without any heavy coverage foundations. With most other acids I have used, when it would come to that time of the month, my skin would start to act up but my skin has not had any flare-ups or new breakouts since I started using Solution! My pores have been completely transformed and any whiteheads or blackheads I had have gone and my pores do look better than they have done, pretty much ever.

 I haven't found it to irritate my skin, which can be slightly sensitive sometimes but it did dehydrate it slightly so I switched to using an oil rather than my usual moisturiser in the evening and that fixed it immediately. But if you do have dry skin already, this is definitely something to consider. 

I have been using this every day with around two pumps each time so I thought I would go through this acidulously quick but I have only used about a third so it's definitely worth the £19 as I think I will probably get around three months of use out of one bottle. Speaking of the bottle, it is absolutely gorgeous! It has a pearlised pink finish to it, very instagrammable and I love the push pump on it.  Glossier Solution is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, cruelty-free and vegan. 

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