MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum | Pimple-clear complexion that is as smooth as a hardboiled egg

 

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.

Gly-Luronic Acid Serum
MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum

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): 

  1. – Reduces pore size
  2. – Softens scars
  3. – Reduces skin discolorations of all kinds
  4. – Refines skin’s texture and natural tone
  5. – 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. 

Gly-Luronic Acid Serum
Smaller pores in 7 days

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. 

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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.

Gly-Luronic Acid Serum
Pump Bottle

 


Should I use Gly-Luronic Acid Serum or DIY Chemical Peel? 

My holygrail DIY chemical peel is 40% Glycolic Acid Peel. So what’s the difference between Gly-Luronic Serum and at-home peels? Can they be used together?

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.

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.

 


Ingredient List

Gly-Luronic Acid Serum
Ingredient List

 


What to Expect? 

Texture

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.

Gly-Luronic Acid Serum
Texture of Gly-Luronic Acid Serum

Pain Level

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. 

Any peeling? 

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.

Must-Read: Cure Natural Aqua Gel | Gentlest exfoliator that works

 


Recommendation

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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17 thoughts on “MUAC Gly-Luronic Acid Serum | Pimple-clear complexion that is as smooth as a hardboiled egg”

  1. I’m confused…you say 15% glycolic acid and 50% hyaluronic acid but on the ingredients list is has glycolic before hyaluronic which would be the other way around if it had more hyaluronic than glycolic. I thought the nature of ingredient lists was such that the higher percentage ingredients were listed first and then in descending order…

  2. hello, do you still find the serum useful?
    there is significant difference in your skin in the photo and i do wanna try for my pore and scar
    however , i am a bit scared so i just wanna check before i buy it
    thanks

    1. Hi Susan, I’m still using it, especially when I have breakouts and want them to disappear fast. You will feel a tingle. This thing is unlikely to cause burn as it only qualifies as a superficial peel. Still, do follow the product instruction, and not to overuse it or combine it with other exfoliant product such as scrub or laser. All the best! =)

  3. hi ! i tried purchasing the peel from MUAC through vpost but they said the items are prohibited and cannot be sent over. Did you have the same difficulty ?

    1. Hi Feon, I did order this through vpost too, and did not encounter any problem. Did vpost say why the items are prohibited? Thanks for sharing with us and hope to hear from you on the follow-up, as I may need to do a replenishment soon.

      1. I think because it has acid in it, I’ve even sent them the product safety sheet from MUAC and yet they said they are prohibited items :( Now I’m trying to use Ezybuy to ship over the items instead. If you take a look at the vpost items restrictions, there are a ton of banned items. My experience with the vpost was really unpleasant, it has been a month and my items are still stucked in that vpost warehouse… would strongly advise you to look for other courier service instead.

        1. Thanks for updating us, so that we can be more careful when choosing a logistics provider for acid products. Perhaps, the prohibited list has changed since the last time I ordered the products, and I’m glad you were able to find an alternative provider. Regarding my recent experience with Vpost (2 months ago), it was actually quite good. After my first product arrived at vpost, they offered free holding period of 21 days and I made use of that to order a few more items from different online shops. After I saw that all had arrived, I then click a button to allow vpost to commence shipping. Thereafter, the products arrived within a week, very much shorter than my chosen (cheaper) speed option. And I only needed to pay the base charge once for all these items.

          1. You are very lucky hehe, wait till when sh** happens then you will know how lousy their service is. I was very shocked at how their customer service handle the case, I needed to call their hotline every time just to have a follow up because they never bother to reply me…

            May I know when was the last time you ordered from MUAC through vpost ?

          2. Choy! Touch wood. Now, you are really scaring me. I can imagine how frustrating that must have been for you. Glad that the ordeal is over.

            The last time I used Vpost was during Christmas period – bought quite a lot of stuff including beauty products, electronics and food items. Okay, hope you have recovered from the shock. Enjoy using the products!

        2. Hi Feon, I HAD THE EXACT SAME NIGHTMARE EXPERIENCE WITH VPOST! Can I check with you if you managed to order the MUAC products through Ezbuy instead?? :)

          1. Hi Denise, thanks for sharing with us your difficulty with the logistics provider. I hope Feon will see your message soon and that things will turn out well for you.

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