Review: Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum

A face serum from Glow Recipe that contains a “10% Clarity Acid Complex” with two percent salicylic acid and mandelic acid, as well as strawberry, azelaic acid and succinic acid.

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What it is: A face serum from Glow Recipe that contains “10% Clarity Acid Complex” with 2% salicylic acid and mandelic acid, as well as strawberry, azelaic acid and succinic acid.

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The gentle skin-smoothing serum is said to eliminate breakouts, refine pores and calm the skin. Added ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and allantoin hydrate and soothe the skin. Bottled in recyclable packaging, the product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What we say: Already a fan of Glow Recipe products, our tester was thrilled to try this serum.

Incorporated into her skincare routine in place of her usual serum, she found that a few drops gave skin an instant boost. Despite its mostly acid-oriented active ingredients, she found it to still be very gentle on her reactive skin. Acids help slough off dead skin, revealing softer, clearer skin.

And if you’re looking to add a new sunscreen to your skincare routine this spring and summer, our tester says the brand’s Watermelon Glow SPF 50 Sunscreen is a must-have. The moisturizing formula applies with minimal white cast and leaves skin plumped and protected.

Where to get it: Sephora, sephora.com

What it will cost you: $53