Another newly-discovered holy grail skincare product which I’ll be sharing in this review – MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum. If you are looking for a product that can give you younger-looking skin and pimple-free complexion, read on.
Did you know that Gly-Luronic Acid serum is my go-to pimple-buster? It kills pimples faster than oxy-5, yet helps me achieve firmer and more radiant skin at the same time. In case I’ve made Gly-Luronic Acid Serum sound like a pimple cream, it’s not.
Gly-Luronic Serum is an exfoliant containing 15% glycolic acid. It works by removing dead skin cells to reveal baby-soft skin. Here are the published benefits of Gly-Luronic Acid Serum (from MUAC website):
- – Reduces pore size
- – Softens scars
- – Reduces skin discolorations of all kinds
- – Refines skin’s texture and natural tone
- – Brightens skin
Does it live up to its claims? Let’s find out now.
What makes Gly-Luronic Acid Serum a Holy Grail Beauty Product?
1. Kills Pimples Speedily
Every time I suffer from a breakout, I would instinctively reach out for Gly-Luronic Acid Serum. It works speedily in killing my active pimples…like within 2 days. And my complexion would recover in record time.
2. Firmer Skin and Smaller Pores
After using Gly-Luronic Acid Serum for a week, my pores appeared less visible. Fast forward another few more weeks and I’d begun noticing how taut and firm my skin was. The nasolabial folds also didn’t bother me as much.
3. More Radiant Skin
With the killer combination of Gly-Luronic Acid Serum and my powerful 20% Vitamin C serum, I have noticed more radiant-looking skin. No more dullness.
4. No Purging Phase
This is the trait that won me over and earned itself a place on my holy grail list.
Unlike MUAC Mandelic Acid Serum that worked well but came with an initial purging phase, Gly-Luronic Serum was safe on my pimple-prone skin. There was never an instance before, during or after application when my face broke out. In fact, MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum helped kill my pimples. I love this product!
With this discovery, I have stopped using Mandelic Acid Serum which by the way smelled rather awful.
5. Moisturized Skin
What’s peculiar about this MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum is the combination of glycolic acid (15%) with hyaluronic acid (50%). The former is dehydrating while the latter is famous for its ability to retain water.
After applying Gly-Luronic Acid Serum, I didn’t feel an immense need to layer on with moisturizer. In fact, I’d skipped moisturizer most of the time.
6. Affordable Serum
USD21 for a 30ml bottle of anti-aging solution that comes with such potent ingredients is considered very reasonable. Many serums out there that do not even work would have easily cost thrice this price.
7. Great Packaging
MUAC products typically come in fuss-free and under-labelled bottles. Gly-Luronic Acid Serum is different as it belongs to MUAC’s most premium “Bell Evolve” range.
The silver and sturdy pump bottle provides hygienic and easy application. One pump delivers just the right amount for a one-time application. You can also find clear instructions at the back of the bottle.
Should I use Gly-Luronic Acid Serum or DIY Chemical Peel?
First of all, Gly-Luronic Acid Serum contains only 15% glycolic acid, while DIY chemical peels can contain 30% to 70% glycolic, lactic or other types of acids. With its lighter acid strength, Gly-Luronic Acid Serum can be used daily or on alternate days as part of your beauty regimen. On the other hand, DIY chemical peels can only be used weekly or fortnightly.
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How do I combine them? I used to use DIY peels fortnightly. With the discovery of Gly-Luronic Acid Serum which I found it extremely convenient to use than at-home peels, I have been relying less on DIY Chemical peels. Here’s my new routine:
- I use Gly-Luronic Acid Serum on alternate days or daily when I have pimples
- I use DIY Chemical Peels once a month, but mostly once every other month as I find application a hassle
- Do note that I never overlap their usage on any given day. I will not use any harsh products 3 to 5 days before/after applying DIY Chemical Peels
How to Use?
Here’s the official instruction:
“Dispense onto a cotton ball or cotton pad and wipe the face, neck, hands, chest thoroughly.Do not rinse. If you wish to add a moisturizer on top at night, please allow the serum to fully absorb into the skin before laying your moisturizer on top. The serum also primes the skin beautifully for makeup application.”
For me, I skip the cotton balls and simply dispense the serum onto my palm and dab it on my face with my finger tips. I thought it’s less wasteful and my skin gets more of the acid.
What to Expect?
MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum absorbs with a slight stickiness, probably due to the addition of hyaluronic acid. As such, my skin felt moisturized and I do skip the moisturizer at times.
I felt a slight tingling sensation at times (when skin was more dehydrated) and only on certain parts of my face (the drier portion). On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain level was just 1/10.
There wasn’t any visible peeling or flaking. So there’s zero downtime.
Dried-up sebum after 1 week
As with all acid products I’ve used, I would feel dried-up sebum (that felt like hardened white-heads) in my pores after a week. That’s when I would reach out for my Cure Natural Aqua Gel which would miraculously eradicate most, if not all of these white heads. By the way, that’s another of my holy grail product.
I will definitely be repurchasing MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum. There’s no doubts about it. It has been included in my holy grail list as my favorite everyday acid serum. Rating: 5/5
I highly recommend MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum (15%) to those who have the following skin concerns:
- Dull skin
- Acne-prone skin
- Large pores
- Mild sagging of the skin (start with this before moving on to higher-strength peels)
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