Face Reality Glycolic Acid Serum 5%
Item No. FR0012
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Face Reality Glycolic Acid Serum 5%

Face Reality
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Face Reality 5% Glycolic Serum is a corrective serum for exfoliating and addressing blackheads and bumps under the skin.

Why We Love It

It's a secret weapon on the pathway to clear skin for a particular group of people. Okay, it's not really a "secret," just very powerful ingredients. This alpha-hydroxy acid serum is useful for exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Due to its structure, Glycolic is the best acid for dissolving blackheads and pebbles, including adult maturation arrest acne, under the skin. This improves the appearance of skin tone and skin brightness. 

  • We recommend this glycolic acid serum for skin types prone to moderate or severe non-inflamed acne.
  • Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular weight of all the alpha hydroxy acids and penetrates the pore more quickly than other acids.
  • Great as a whole-face solution or spot treatment.

1 oz

Who Will Love It

Normal, combination, and oily skin types trying to address blackheads and adult maturation arrest acne.

Recommended Use

After using cleanser and toner, apply 2-3 pumps evenly across your clean face or the affected area.

Face Reality Glycolic Serums may be layered under Mandelic Serums, Vitamin A Correctives, or Acne Med as prescribed by your AOS Acne Specialist. Follow with Face Reality Hydrabalance, Clearderma, or Cran-Peptide Cream. Finish with Face Reality Ultimate SPF.
Glycolic acid causes sun sensitivity. Do no use this serum without sun protection. Do not wear glycolic serums on days that you plan to be outdoors all day.

Studio Tip

We recommend starting with Face Reality 5% Glycolic Serum. Once you have completed that bottle if you are still experiencing blackheads and pebbles or excess oil bump to the 10% Glycolic Serum. If you are experiencing dry skin or inflammation, do not bump to 10%. We strongly recommend pairing this with Face Reality Ultra Gentle Cleanser for acne-prone skin. It won't dry your skin out further, without triggering further outbreaks.

Face Reality Glycolic Serums can be mixed with your daily moisturizer for a buffering effect. Glycolic Serums are very drying. Do not use glycolic acid if you have dry skin. Visit our Live Chat for other recommendations.

What People Are Saying

"This product is the secret weapon in my routine! Using it every other morning and haven't had a major breakout since!" ~ Marisa W.

Key Ingredients

  • Glycolic Acid: Alpha hydroxy acid that aids in skin exfoliation
  • Glycerin: Moisturizes the skin

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum