BeautyLab GlycoWash glycolic acid cleanser

Hello lovelies!

I got this face wash in my You Beauty discovery box in March and really like it. On the BeautyLab website it says:

A skin refining oil free 5% glycolic foaming gel with triggered release technology that works longer and deeper to remove impurities, unclogging pores refining and cleansing whilst helping to prevent future break-outs. Contains pomegranates enzymes, glycolic and salicylic acid infused microspheres, soothing willow bark and lavender.

Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which helps to exfoliate the skin on the surface level which is helpful for ageing, sun damaged and dry skin. Salycitic acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) which is useful for oily, blemished skin and this exfoliates at a deeper level, into the pores. This face wash is a cure all wash which can help with:

  • Dull and Congested Skin
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Ageing Skin
  • Uneven Pigmentation
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Acne Prone Skin

The thing I like best about it (other than the gorgeous zingy citrus smell) is how amazing my skin looks afterwards.

Those photos were taken in natural daylight just after using the face wash and before moisturiser. My pores are minimised, my skin looks much younger and it makes my face so soft too. There's also a noticeable reduction in the redness of my face afterwards (so long as I rinse the facewash off VERY gently with a face cloth - my skin is so sensitive that if I'm rough with my skin I resemble a beetroot for the next half hour.)

Because the acids in the wash make you more sensitive to the sun you have to make sure to wear sunscreen afterwards as you will burn more easily. You can only use the wash 2-3 times a week.

It's £32 for 200ml and one small pump (of about the size of a bean) covers my whole face and neck. I'm not sure how much is dispensed in the average pump but I think 200ml should last me quite some time yet. I do think I will purchase one for myself when it runs out as I love the way the smell revives me in the morning and the way it makes my skin feel - I can't stop stroking it on the days I use it.

As I age I'm getting more and more interested in skincare. It has taken me a long time to realise that make up looks better on a smooth canvas, and as such I'd sooner spend more money on skincare than makeup. My eye bags have gone BOO! since I hit 40. Before they were just kidding, now they mean business. ;) Also, I seem to have a big problem with chin spots in the last few months, which I think *might* be down to testosterone increasing in my body as I wax my way towards the menopause. Either that or my specialist was wrong and I DO have PCOS. (He thinks I have the cysts but not the syndrome, but the peach fuzz on my face and chin combined with the spots might be telling me a different story.)

BeautyLab seem to have gone out of business as of 2016.

Thanks for reading!

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