Glow Exfoliant

Clears acne, blackheads fast


(18 customer reviews)


Skinlycious Glow Exfoliant breaks down pimples, blackheads, cystic acne and exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin cells to reveal a smoother glowing complexion underneath.

It is suitable for use as a :
1) Spot treatment twice a day for acne and lightening acne scars and/or
2) Full-face exfoliant two to three times a week in the evenings.

Usable on all skin types.

If you are allergic to salicylic acid/aspirin or pregnant, or is averse to peeling, see our Blemish Corrector for a non-peeling, non-drying vitamins-based treatment.

What actives are in the formulation?:
Mandelic acid and salicylic acid create a potent AHA/BHA combination that resurfaces skin and deeply penetrates pores to dissolve clogs. Portulaca extract helps to soothe skin irritations and reduce sensitivity.

✓ Exfoliates dead skin cells
✓ Breaks down whiteheads, blackheads, acnes
✓ Prevents pores from clogging up
✓ Lightens acne scars
✓ Revealing a healthy skin glow when used as an exfoliant

18 reviews for Glow Exfoliant

  1. Ame (verified buyer)

    As a regular customer of skinlycious,
    I have been using this glow exfolliant for quite sometime already. I really like it a lot as pimples will slowly reduce in size.

    As currently i still have 1 more bottle of glow exfoliant without Portulaca Oleracea Extract, yet to try the new improved version. Hope it does work well on my skin.

  2. Saw Im (verified buyer)

    It helps to heal the scars much faster for my daughter.

  3. KY (verified buyer)

    Helps to shrink my pimples!

  4. Bernard (verified buyer)


  5. Berenice (verified buyer)

    My stubborn acne on my cheeks got better with just one application!

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Salicylic Acid
A beta hydroxy acid that is able to deeply penetrate pores, dissolving clogs. An exfoliator that helps to lighten red/brown marks.

Mandelic Acid
An alpha hydroxy acid that gently resurfaces the skin, revealing a healthy glowing skin. Mandelic acid’s antibacterial properties reduces acne and blemishes like pigmentations.

Portulaca Oleracea Extract
A plant extract which is rich in antioxidants and helps to ease skin irritations and inflammation. It also protects the skin from sun light, with a certain whitening effect.

Full Ingredients list
Water, Alcohol Denat, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

How to Use

For specific blemish spots, wet cotton bud with solution and apply twice daily after cleansing. Suitable for both facial and body blemishes.

For full face exfoliant, wet cotton pad with solution and apply a thin even layer in the evening over the entire face. No need to rinse. Once skin condition improves, reduce frequency to no more than 3 times a week.

Avoid eye area. If tingling sensation is unbearable, apply Skinlycious Hydrating Serum over.

Visible peeling might be experienced initially but intensity will reduce after more frequent usage. If peeling is unbearable, reduce frequency of use. Otherwise, switch to Blemish Corrector for spot treatment.


Q1. How long do I need to use before I can see results?A1. You will see existing pimples or bumpy skin flatten with a few applications. But for new acne to stop popping, it needs time to work as a skin cell cycle is 28 days. For best results, use together with Calming Cleanser and Hydrating Serum. A good estimate is 2-3 months. Some people might experience faster results but usually those are the milder cases. After 3 months, if you still do not see any improvement, it’s best you consult a doctor.

Q2. I experienced some biting/tingling sensation when I applied this. Does this mean that it’s not suitable?
A2. It’s common to experience some biting sensation when you first use Glow Exfoliant as it’s acidic. This sensation will reduce in intensity with more frequent usage. Apply Hydrating Serum over it if you find it unbearable and the sensation will go away. However, if uncomfortable sensation last more than 5mins even after applying Hydrating Serum, you are probably not suited for this product. Switch to Blemish Corrector.

Q3. I experienced some peeling. Is it normal?
A3. Yes, it’s normal to experience some mild peeling when you first use it. However, if you experience excessive peeling, you might be over-zealous applying Glow Exfoliant. Either put less drops of the solution or reduce usage to once a day. Thereafter, gradually step up the dosage. The peeling will reduce as your skin gets used to acids and dead skin cells are regularly removed.