I’ve been working with the glo products for some weeks now and need to play catch-up on my reviews. Now I’d like to cover tonics and serums because both really do work in conjunction.
My last post covered the face wash aka glo Purifying Gel Cleanser, and I’m still pretty happy. If you remember, my skin was a bit raw from a reaction with some other products. I was given the gloConditioning Tonic to use after the wash. I think many feel tonic serves to simply wipe off makeup that dioesn’t come off with cleanser, but the purpose is really deeper than that. Tonic also serves to condition the skin and drive any serums or moisturizers with it down to penetrate layers of the skin. It preps for absorbtion of active ingredients.
glo ‘s Conditioning tonic/toner is very pleasant smelling. Aside from that it has a great indredient list, including Hyalauronic Acid and Glycerin (both natural humectant attractants), rich anti-oxidant oils and spin trap which is used to scavenge free radicals. Unfortunately I noticed the great smell comes from fragrance oil, which can be a combination of synthetics or it can be proprietary scent. Even with that, the toner is pumped full of many great anti-aging ingredients, and is affordable under $30. It works as a system.
The repair complex is for “aging, sun-damaged, wounded, post-treatment” and is only for locations with a physician on staff. Luckily, GLOW in downtown Milwaukee, the location I was at, does have this advanced option. The gloRepair Complex is the core of the glo brand, and focuses on product performance through four specific ingredients: Spin Trap, Carnosine, Amia, Niacinamide. These four work in conjunction to drive water soluable Vitamin B, dipeptides and more to stimulate collagen synthesis, healing, balance skin and decrease inflammation.
While the Repair Complex is clear and has a bit of a medicinal smell, the Super Serum is rich and creamy with a delicious citrus scent. While serums are never to be replacements for moisturizer, I couldn’t help but feel my skin was getting a double dose of hydration just using the product.
At the time I was given the products I was told there may be a point about two weeks or so into it I would begin to experience bumps or breakouts, and that was normal. Sure enough, I did end up with small, hard bumps across my chest and face. They were hardly noticable unless you touched that area. After about a week and a half they all went away, and my skin is better for it. My skin healed faster, and my décolletage is so much smoother. That, my friends, is an area where neglected skin gives everything away. Luckily, it doesn’t seem to have as many secrets to spill these days. Overall, everything is evenly hydrated, looks firmer, and the redness has toned down. Very happy.
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