Monroe Skincare Glycolic Serum 7%
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Monroe Skincare Glycolic Serum 7%


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  • vegan serum that contains aha, hyaluronic acid and vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain common allergens, fragrances and oils.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

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Ingredient List (21)

Product Info

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fungal-acne safe

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Monroe Skincare's Glycolic Serum 7%.

Benefits (5)

Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (3)

Vitamin E
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (2)

May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Irritation

Monroe Skincare Glycolic Serum 7% Ingredients Explained

This product contains 21 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Glycolic Acid is an AHA. It can be good for be good for oily skin. It can help to improve skin texture, reduce large pores, reduce the effects of aging, reduce the visibility of dark spots, and brighten skin. It can be bad for dry skin, cause irritation, and worsen rosacea.

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Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising

We don't have a description for Hydroxypropylcellulose.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

We don't have a description for Propylene Glycol.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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We don't have a description for Calendula Officinalis Extract.


Polysorbate 20 isn't fungal acne safe.

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Antioxidant, Perfuming
Also known as: Tea Tree Oil / Tto

Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil is the oil distilled from the leaves of the Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae

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Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E

A common antioxidant that protects against UVB rays and has soothing properties

Alternate names: 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-ol; .alpha.-tocopherol; Vitamin E

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Also known as: Aloe, Aloe Vera

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is the juice expressed from the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.

Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals.
It also contains sugars in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.

Aloe is known to be anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, healing, and protect against UV rays.
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Citric Acid is an AHA. It can help to reduce large pores. It can be bad for dry skin and cause irritation.

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Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products.

Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

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Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Decylene Glycol.

Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Caprylyl Glycol.

We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

Masking, Preservative

Sodium Benzoate is a preservative.

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Potassium Sorbate is a preservative.

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Perfuming, Solvent

Limonene is a fragrance.

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Linalool is a fragrance.

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