Glossier just launched its first exfoliator – here’s why you need it

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Daniela Morosini
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We already have Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce Serum and Mega Greens Galaxy Pack on heavy rotation, but we’re clearing bathroom cabinet space for Glossier’s new ‘Solution’.

As idealistic as a Korean 10-step skincare regime sounds, most of us are lucky if we double-cleanse. After all, in an age where Google Home brings you music, tells the weather and dims the lights and your smartphone brings you a date, a cab and dinner to your door, we all expect a lot of bang for our buck. Who has time to cleanse, scrub, tone and serum? Not you. 

Enter ‘Solution’. It’s a next generation skin perfector that promises to unclog pores, increase cell turnover, slough off dead skin, zap blemishes AND improve skintone and texture. Wait, we’re not done! It’s also gentle enough to be used every day, continued use brightens the skin, and any products used after will absorb more effectively. That’s what we call a polymath.

If you had to categorise it, it would be a liquid exfoliator. Designed to be used post-cleanse, it’ll help your skin really drink up anything you apply after as it removes dead skin that may be obstructing proper absorption. Or, if you apply make-up after, expect it to glide on like a dream and look smooth.

For any skincare nerds out there, the ingredients include a 10% blend of salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids (hence the pore-scrubbing, glow-giving properties), gluconolactone (a larger-molecule offering that’s gentle and conditioning on the skin while exfoliating), and pure aloe and glycerine to calm, as well as repairing niacinamide. It’s hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free and paraben-free too. Plus seventy-five per cent of lucky pre-release testers claimed their skin glowed, pores looked smaller, redness less apparent after just three weeks.

It’s available to buy right now for £19 at