Superdrug Naturally Radiant Overnight Glycolic Peel

It was only a few months ago that I realised just how much texture I have on my face. It's pretty bad to be completely honest. However, it's not really noticeable bare-faced, but as soon as I put foundation on it's there, taunting me. I had to do something about it and although I've been venturing into high end skin care lately (well, high end-ish), I'm not about to drop all that cash on something if I can find a cheaper alternative.

I did a wee spot of research that suggested I try out a product with glycolic acid in it. Now, I don't know what that is, but I did find the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Overnight Glycolic Peel on the bogof deal of the week.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Overnight Glycolic Peel

"Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is formulated with a unique energising complex infused with Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry Extract to help revive skin's radiance and even out skin tone. With Glycolic Acid, a power Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) and a Fruit Acid Blend, the refreshing gel formula also refines and retexturises the skin's surface, providing a brighter, more youthful complexion".

Benefits include:
  • Overnight: the skin's texture feels smoother
  • Skin looks more radiant
  • After 4 Weeks: the skin's texture is more refined
  • Skin tone looks more even. 
To use, you take a pea sized amount and work into freshly cleansed skin, just before bed, then wash off the next morning. After the initial application, it stays tacky on the face for a few minutes. Then, once it's dried down, it feels almost like you're wearing a thin layer off a peel-off mask.

Two things worried me: that it recommended using a sun cream afterwards (because your skin becomes more sensitive to the sun) and some people had been burned by it. I've been down that road before and it was not a delight. Yet, it had great reviews, was under a tenner and promised me perfect skin so I was obviously swayed.

The first time I tried it, nothing happened. My skin didn't look any different, but seemed a little bit softer. And because of that, I was put off trying it again. The problem was I didn't realise, until a few months later, that you were supposed to use it a number of times before seeing any real change. With that in mind, I picked up some sun cream (despite the fact we are rolling into winter) and decided to give it a fair shot.

Each night before bed, I cleansed my skin and then applied the overnight peel. Each morning, I washed it away and went about my day. I did this every day for a full 30 days.

After a full month had passed, I found that my skin generally felt a lot smoother and looked more radiant than it had in a while. Some of the texture has definitely been reduced, mostly on my cheekbones as this is where it's the most noticeable. I always used sunscreen the next day and I'm glad I did as when I forgot, once or twice, I noticed that my skin felt thinner and more exposed. The not-quite cold air left me feeling really fresh and colder than I normally would be.

I also found that I have fewer blemishes when I use this product. I don't know whether this is down to the glycolic acid or if my skin just really agrees with it, but I'm not complaining. My skin was also more hydrating and less tired looking - even at the end of a very long day. 

I would definitely recommend to this to anyone looking to reduce texture without breaking the bank. It's not completely changed my skin but I can see an improvement and I think that with time it will only get better.

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