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Glossier

Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 28.00
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Glossier’s reformulation of Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum didn’t change much, but this remains a good formula for adding more hydration into your routine. The best news is that you now get double the amount of product for the same price.

Super Bounce comes in a frosted glass bottle where its silky milky consistency is dispensed via dropper. The texture sinks seamlessly into skin without feeling sticky, making this a suitable product for any skin type.

The fragrance-free formula is straightforward with a 2% concentration of hydration-pumping sodium hyaluronate (an effective form of hyaluronic acid), followed by panthenol (vitamin B5) to help skin retain moisture. Skin is also treated to a sprinkling of replenishing ingredients and lightweight emollients. All together this should help skin have a more supple appearance.

Are there more robust hyaluronic acid serums out there that treat skin to a broader range of anti-aging ingredients? Sure. But if you’re not counting on Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum as your be-all-end-all powerhouse formula, it’s a good add-on to complement your routine thanks to its ability to hydrate skin on multiple levels as promised.

*Note: While hyaluronic acid remains stable in the presence of light, we recommend storing the frosted bottle somewhere dark (i.e. in a drawer) to protect its other light-sensitive ingredients.

Pros:
  • Combination of sodium hyaluronate and panthenol hydrates skin on multiple levels.
  • Includes a sprinkling of skin-replenishing ingredients and lightweight emollients.
  • Milky texture is compatible with all skin types.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Frosted bottle needs to be stored away from direct light to protect the sensitive ingredients.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A soothing combination of 2% Hyaluronic Acid Complex and Pro-Vitamin B5 that hydrates the skin on multiple levels.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide.

Glossier At-A-Glance

 

Glossier is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, whose successful beauty blog IntoTheGloss.com inspired the spinoff skin care/makeup line launched in 2014. Weiss describes the concept behind Glossier as a lifestyle beauty brand with a highly edited selection of streamlined skin care and makeup products.

We consider Glossier's makeup the strong suit of the brand. Their tagline of uncomplicated makeup staples that live with you, not on you, rings true with their simple yet impressive lineup of color products. Each is intentionally designed as a low maintenance option to enhance your appearance but not overpower it, allowing your natural beauty to shine through. By and large, the makeup products perform well, and while the shade options aren't vast, we're impressed by the flattering, attractive colors they've curated.

Glossier's skin care fares a little lower on the rating scale. While the majority of formulas are decent, they tend to be lackluster in terms of a well-researched cocktail of beneficial ingredients. Not bad, but not great either. Aesthetically-speaking, the skincare products stick to their reoccurring promise of dewy, glowy looking skin.

We're happy to report the majority of Glossier's skin care and makeup products are fragrance free, which is a rarity in the cosmetics industry and better overall for the health of your skin.

To sum it up: Skin care-wise there's room for improvement, but if you like the minimalist approach and cool girl vibe, Glossier makeup delivers. We're intrigued to see what they come up with next!

For more information on Glossier, visit glossier.com.

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