Monroe Skincare Glycolic Serum 7%
- 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)
Water • Glycolic Acid • Hydroxypropylcellulose • Propylene Glycol • Glycerin • Calendula Officinalis Extract • Polysorbate 20 • Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil • Xanthan Gum • Tocopherol • Sodium Hyaluronate • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice • Citric Acid • Phenoxyethanol • Decylene Glycol • Caprylyl Glycol • Sodium Hydroxide • Sodium Benzoate • Potassium Sorbate • Limonene • LinaloolJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Monroe Skincare's Glycolic Serum 7%.
Notable Ingredients (3)
Monroe Skincare Glycolic Serum 7% Ingredients Explained
This product contains 21 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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!
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.
We don't have a description for Hydroxypropylcellulose.
We don't have a description for Propylene Glycol.
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.
We don't have a description for Calendula Officinalis Extract.
Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil is the oil distilled from the leaves of the Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae
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.
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
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.
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.
Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
Citric Acid is an AHA. It can help to reduce large pores. It can be bad for dry skin and cause irritation.
Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products.
Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol
We don't have a description for Decylene Glycol.
We don't have a description for Caprylyl Glycol.
We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.