Monday, 14 July 2014

Superdrug Glycolic Overnight Peel

I am one of the biggest fans you will possibly ever meet when it comes to Origins overnight mask, for me it has been an absolute godsend and it is one of those products which would quite probably get the holy grail status. But... then I was able to try the Superdrug Glycolic Overnight Peel**.

I haven't used that many products from their own Naturally Radiant range, though I know how popular the hot cloth cleanser became quite a hit with fellow bloggers, but I wasn't tempted to try it.

However, a quick blurb of a product can always change your mind and make you want to read it and that blurb for me was this:"This week sees the launch of the Glycolic Overnight Peel from Superdrug. When applied at night and washed off in the morning, the peel evens skintone and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin brighter and more refined".

This Glycolic Overnight Peel, contains glycolic acid, vitamin C and fruit extracts such as Kiwi and Mulberry to boost and brighten your skin overnight. These ingredients work together to revive radiance, even out your skin tone and with the glycolic acid it also helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

To use, simply apply a pea sized amount on your fingertips onto your face (avoiding the eyes) and then you leave it on overnight and wash it off the following morning.  Superdrug state that you should use an SPF the following morning after using this product and that is because of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which can leave your skin more sensitive to sunshine, but if like me you wear SPF everyday (regardless of the weather) then you should be fine.

The gel is clear and see through and has a slight fruity scent to it but for me it is more floral and a further look at the ingredients tell me that there is also Lotus Flower extract also included.

So how well does it work?  I have used this gel for the last 4 weeks, not every night because I don't think my skin needs it, but at least twice a week.  Once applied on the skin, it does take a while to sink in and settle as it is quite watery, so it is best to apply at least 20-30 minutes before going to bed.  The following morning, you cannot feel this gel whatsoever and nor is your face rock hard as though you have applied a clay mask.  I always wash this off in the shower, which is the first thing I do once I have got out bed, with warm water and a muslin cloth. 

As soon as that it is done, the first time I used this product I was surprised to find my skin as soft as it was, you know when something is a lot less expensive than your current product and though you want it to be better, it rarely is, well bloggers I have to say, this one from Superdrug is as good as the Origins overnight mask.  My skin is soft, smooth, feels moisturised, my pores are unclogged which was not something I had been counting on, there is no sign of the slight dryness on my cheeks and I had a radiant glow.  I absolutely love it and I would now think twice about repurchasing from Origins.

This overnight mask from Superdrug has an RRP of £5.99 which makes it an absolute bargain and something I will definitely be repurchasing.

Have you tried this product from Superdrug?  
Do you use a similar product?


  1. great post ,really like it:)
    keep in touch xoxo

  2. Well this sounds pretty much perfect, I'll definitely be picking it up to try! Great review, thank you!

    Jess xo

  3. This sounds lovely and it's so cheap!


  4. Wow, this sounds great. I've not heard of a peel that you can actually leave on overnight. Usually they are too harsh for that, yes? I guess this one must be really gentle? I've not used any of Superdrug ranges but you've got me tempted with this. It does sound brilliant value for money. Tx

  5. Great review, sounds like a good face peel and a great price if you only need a small amount.

  6. I will have to try this!

    Emma xo

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  8. Sounds good! I wonder how often they recommend that you use it - if it's ok for every night then it must have pretty small amounts of Glycolic in it. I like the idea of something gentler than Alpha H Liquid Gold though.

  9. It's always great to discover dupes like that isn't it? I haven't really had a lot of experience with overnight masks (after a couple made me look really red!) but this one looks pretty lovely to start with! I could definitely use some radiance !

    Silke Laura x

  10. I really love the Origins Overnight Intensive Mask so I don't know if I'd switch it for anything else but I have to admit, you make this sound amazing! What to do ...

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  11. This sounds a great product! I am gonna have to give this one a try myself! good post :-) xx

  12. Great review! It sounds great! #MySundayBest

  13. Great post! This sounds like something I definitely want to try :) #SundayBest

    Brenda |

  14. I think posting ingredients list would really help to make this review even better.

  15. I think posting ingredients list would really help to make this review even better.

  16. what percentage of Glycolic Acid is it please

  17. An amazing product!
    I have been using this for a year now.
    It is so gentle on the skin and therefore it must have a very low % of glycolic acid.
    It glides on superbly and smells gorgeous. The next day, my skin feels gently exfoliated and smooth. The bonus is that it really helps with the acne.

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