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Everything You Need to Know About Glossier’s Latest Skincare Product: Solution

It’s been a couple of months since the last Glossier product launch (the brand released its first-ever fragrance, Glossier “You” back in the fall) so we knew something good was just around the corner.

Tomorrow ?‍?

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Today, Glossier launches Solution (in the US and UK—it’s coming to Canada at the end of the month, on January 29th), a chemical exfoliator that contains a blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA).

Now, if you’re into skincare, you’re probably well-versed in AHAs (glycolic acid, lactic acid) and BHAs (salicylic acid). Unfamiliar with PHAs? Polyhydroxy acids are similar to AHAs in their makeup and ability to exfoliate and smooth skin, but thanks to their larger molecular size, they can do so in a less irritating way than AHAs and BHAs. With daily use, Glossier is promising you’ll see reduced acne and blackheads (AHAs), smaller pores (BHAs) and less redness (PHAs). Below you’ll find some results from testing the brand did prior to Solution’s release:

“In a clinical trial of Solution daily users, 3 out of 4 people said…

AFTER 24 HOURS
Skin felt cleaner and softer; they felt Solution working right after they applied it.

AFTER 1 WEEK
Skin looked smoother, brighter, and clearer.

AFTER 2 WEEKS
Pores were smaller and skin looked glowy; Solution reduced blackheads including around the nose.

AFTER 3 WEEKS
Solution unclogged pores and reduced redness; skin was more even.

AFTER 4 WEEKS
7 out of 10 people said skin looked transformed.
3 out of 4 people said this was the solution they were looking for.
In a poll of Solution daily users with acne-prone skin, 94% said their skin was clearer.

Oh and, yeah, the packaging is pretty and pink. Naturally.