There’s A New Prod On My Shelf!

Please welcome Glo Therapeutics glo Renew Serum! This is the latest little potion to fight its way into my already over-packed, bulging-at-the-zippers beauty case. Note to self: You are a chronic over-packer and need serious help.

So ideally, buying more heavy, liquid filled glass bottles isn’t the best thing when you are bordering the line between a friendly airline worker giving you a wink and letting you off, or a hefty fine for overweight luggage. But I couldn’t resist the promise of a new product to fix my skin woes.

After my facial at Glen Ivy Day Spa (oo what a post that will be!), my therapist told me about the skin care range that was used during my treatment. This is where I get my cynical look on, (think eyebrow raised one millimeter above resting point, with a touch of ‘don’t think I’m falling for more expensive promises’ in my eyes) and listen to the spiel.

My skin care concern is congestion and breakouts that occur deep under my skin, resulting in bumps that are unattainable until they take their sweet-ass time coming to the surface. I’m talking months. Ohh, only mildly frustrating! Therefore, my therapist suggested something more effective than just using a manual facial scrub applied to the surface of the skin. She was not happy with just that. Something that works deeper within the skin to speed up cell renewal, absorb excess oil, mildly exfoliate, smooth my skin and help fade scarring was prescribed, and the glo Renew Serum ticked all those boxes.

I was still holding fast to this look, but I had to tell you it was fading. Surely a serum with 7% Glycolic acid, 2% Salicylic acid and 1% Retinol would be getting up near the $100 dollar mark? Tentatively, I asked how much, as I would be lying if the promises made didn’t pique my interest.”$36 dollars,” she replied. Sorry, therapist said wuh? Yep, $36 US dollars. I was sold!

I use the serum every second evening after cleansing, locking it in with liberal amounts of moisturiser as suggested. I haven’t had any adverse reactions to the strength of the serum, such as dryness or flaking – it’s actually only been positive! After each application (I think I’m onto my third) I wake up with super soft skin that is even textured, my congested areas are smooth and the appearance of the last remaining bumps are smaller. Obviously I will have to wait it out to test the long term effects of this product, but so far – I love it!

You can buy online at the Glo Therapeutics online store, but a little research has showed that there are some Australian stockists of their mineral make up range, Glo Minerals. You can search for a stockist near you here, as they may also carry the skin care line.

Had you heard of Glo Therapeutics before?
Tried it?
Interested in hearing about my long term results?

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5 Responses to “There’s A New Prod On My Shelf!”


  1. 1 eleanorcecilia July 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Oh my god, I’m sold! I’ll definitely be doing some online purchasing for this prod! After 20 years of pimple free skin, my face has now decided to chuck a fit and give me all the breakouts I missed as a teen. Also suffering from the same weird bumpy thing as you, so this sounds great!

  2. 2 hollyjcurtis July 13, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Yup, mine did the same thing! This brand also has a blemish spot treatment : http://www.glotherapeutics.com/products.aspx?l=107
    but if you’re experiencing similar deep under the skin bumps and congestion then the serum is worth a try!

  3. 3 eleanorcecilia July 13, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Yeah I’ve got the congestion and the bumps! I’m definitely going to be investing!

  4. 4 Bec July 14, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Intriguing, I hope they come Down Under. Don’t forget daily sunscreen, all those skin renewal ingredients makes you skin super photo-sensitive!


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