Another day, another Glossier release it seems.
The quickest way to my beauty heart is through skincare. From the very start of my career, I’ve been fascinated with the science of skincare, how products come to be, and how they work on the skin. When Glossier launched The Supers, I thought a) very serious b) I need it now! What got me the most was the fun little video clearly outlining the differences between each serum and who should use what (and when!). Me being me, I bought all of them. Why the hell not?!
They’re supplements for your face: potent, fast-absorbing treatment serums packed with vital nutrients to bring your skin the boost it needs today. Because you’re not just a “skin type”—your needs change throughout the month, and your product lineup should help you adapt. Some days skin feels dull, like after an all-nighter. Enter: Super Glow. Some days it’s stressed and breaking out—sounds like a job for Super Pure. Super Bounce eases tight, dehydrated skin (think: hangovers, long flights). Use after cleansing, before moisturizer.
The claim is when you’re feeling dull, to reach for Super Glow. It’s formulated with Vitamin C to brighten and Magnesium to energize skin even when you spend all even binging on Stranger Things. In terms of consistency, it’s SUPER watery which made me a bit nervous. Like, does this thing really work, y’know? It’s quick to apply and doesn’t feel sticky or tacky on skin. It sinks in really quickly and I don’t have to worry about waiting around for anything to dry.
I bought Super Bounce (well I bought the set because $) since it’s made for when you’re feeling dry. As the temperature dips, my skin tends to get very dry in the colder months so consider this preventative measures, feel me? It has one of my favorite skincare ingredients—Hyaluronic Acid—which locks in that moisture as well as Vitamin B5 for elasticity. Get it…bounce? According to Glossier dot com this is “good for skin depleted from hangovers, long layovers, blasting a/c, or high high heat.” Me. Me. Me. And me. With my love of wine, work trips, office AC, and my love of indoor heating I believe this was made for me. I haven’t started using it yet since I have other skincare concerns which brings me to…
This is my jam. Super Pure is for stressed out skin in need of some serious tender love and care. Two days after this arrived at my doorstep, Mother Nature also came knocking and hormonal breakouts are a bitch. Pair that with my excessive love of pizza and fried foods, I relied on this (and my trust Mario Badescu Drying Lotion) to get rid of the monster breakouts. Formulated with niacinamide and zinc, Super Pure soothes redness, help calm blemishes, and flushes out impurities like excess sebum. It’s got a water-gel formula so it’s pretty slippery but, like the others, doesn’t feel tacky or stick on skin. I’ve been using this basically everyday and have noticed a difference and lack of breakouts. Thanks, G.
I mix and match these throughout the week. Just like some days I like a bold lip and others bare, some days I want Super Glow and others I need Super Pure. For example, I’ll use Super Glow in the morning to keep oil in check and then Super Pure at night. Admittedly I do still use my Advanced Night Repair in the evening. The great thing is these are so lightweight I don’t feel bad about layering other products on top. My skin never feels slick or like it’s clogged.
Do you need all of them? Maybe not. Super Pure is so far the best but I’m still testing these out so stay tuned. I haven’t had much luck with Glossier products (sadly Topaz broke me out) so I’m hoping this really is The One.
Each serum retails for $28 and can be purchased on Glossier.com. If you purchase from this affiliate link, you get 20% off your first purchase! Buy all three of them and you save $19 (which is what I did). Let me know if you’ve tried this (or any other Glossier products) in the comments.