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Allantoin – Supports healthy cell regeneration. Protects skin and has healing and moisturizing properties.
Hyaluronic Acid – Attracts and maintains hydration to hold 1000 times its weight in water. Prevents transepidermal water loss and protects against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors.
Totarol™ – Antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Treats acne and rosacea.
Aloe Vera – Improves skin hydration, is an anti-inflammatory and aids healing of cuts, burns and insect bites. Prevents immune suppression caused by UVB by repairing damage to epidermal cells.
(Posted on 9/26/12)
This product was a huge disappointment for me. Not only did it do little to nothing for my combination skin, but it broke me out in a horrible combination of cysts and hives. I would warn everyone to purchase this product with caution if you've got sensitive skin. I had the same effect with their Renew Serum. Both products have a VERY similar scent, so I think it may be some sort of fragrance added. Either way, try a patch test out BEFORE you apply all over your face.
***Note from gloProfessional:While it is unfortunate to hear about this experience, we appreciate you taking the time to pass on this feedback. The skin can be incredibly finicky and sometimes it takes trying a few different products or combination of products to find the perfect regimen. Many different internal and external factors (stress level, hormones, time of the year/weather, etc.) effect how our skin responds to things like new products. Oil Control Emulsion, as the name suggests, helps balance oil production and is designed to purify while offering soothing, light hydration. Because your skin seems to fall in the range of a combination skin type versus oily/acneic, it is possible that the product was too oil-controlling and purifying for your skin's needs- which caused a bit of a sensitized reaction.
Products designed to exfoliate the skin, when in a concentrated, active formulation like Renew Serum, can start exfoliating right away. This, essentially, creates a cleansing or "purging" effect in the skin. Some people may experience a slight amount of (or increase in) breakouts due to the removal of debris from the follicles. Typically, this initial "purging" of the follicles can last up to 30 days. Often, we may choose to discontinue using the product after a short period of time if we experience any sort of skin purging, which is an understandable reaction but may result in missing out on the benefits that may have been seen with continue use.
Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope you will remain a glo product user. We have a wide variety of products in all categories designed to work with your skin type while targeting your top skin concerns. We'll send you a follow up email as well so that if you'd like, you can provide additional information regarding what you are looking for. We would be more than happy to further recommend products to meet your needs. Our desire is to be your partner and help you reach your skin care goals!
(Posted on 4/6/10)
I've had this emulsion for a few months (going on 4, with nearly every day use- so GREAT value) and I'll say one thing, I can definitely tell a difference when I'm NOT using this product. It's a bit drying for my oily skin, but with a moisturizer on top I'm good to go. When I don't use it, my skin tends to get oily earlier in the day, and I can physically feel it; whereas with this product, I can't feel a difference until the evening. The strangest discovery for me was, after the first few uses, I could tell a difference with my white/blackheads. There were a few less, but the actual QUALITY of those yuckies were different- they actually acted more SOLID and were easier to extract. This was the only change to my regime, so I know it had to be the emulsifier, but it was REALLY weird to discover. Now I want to extract like crazy, so that might be a negative. Great for controlling oil, so I'll keep using it.
(Posted on 2/28/10)
I have oily skin and this works wonders on controlling it. I also use the glo Renew Serum at night with it. Love how it makes my skin look so healthy.