An oil free treatment gel containing moisture boosting Aloe Vera, exfoliating Glycolic Acid 15% and Lavender essential oil which together helps to increase skin cell turnover and ensure that pores are kept clear of debris. It is ideal for congested or oily skins, as well as skin which is showing the signs of ageing. Over time, skin texture is refined, pores appear smaller and fine lines and wrinkles are softened. It is ideal for older skins that are also spot prone.
How Does it Work?
Aloe Vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to mankind. The ancient Egyptians used it in their beauty regimes whilst the ancient Greeks used it to heal numerous ailments; it has also been valued in Chinese medicine and used by the Native American Indians. It contains six antiseptic agents, moisturises skin, increases blood flow, naturally cleanses and penetrates deep into the skin tissue. Aloe Vera is a natural anti-inflammatory (contains plant steroids) and contains vitamins, enzymes, minerals and amino acids which encourage cell regeneration and help heal the skin. Lavender essential oil is naturally antibacterial, soothing and healing for the skin.
Alpha-hydroxy acids perform at the base of the stratum corneum, dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.
At the same time Glycolic Acid also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it elastic and line free; when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Replacing the collagen your skin has lost with age can help diminish crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.
Glycolic Acid has been known to help the following conditions
* Sun damaged skin
* Blotchy pigmentation (chloasma)
* Fine wrinkles
* Over production of sebum (oily skin)
* Shaving rash
* Stretch marks
* Dry skin
* Open Pores
The Glycolic Acid in this product has been partially neutralised, this means that the glycolic acid is released over a period of time and is less irritating than glycolic acid that hasn't been partially neutralised, giving you the same results without the side effects.
After cleansing, apply a small amount of the gel to the face and neck using your fingertips. Allow the gel to be fully absorbed before applying your moisturiser.
This product now comes in an airless pump bottle, a seperate pump is not needed.
When using any product containing glycolic acid you must use a moisturiser with a SPF of at least 15 during the day, if you plan on sunbathing or visiting a hot climate use a minimum factor 25.
DO NOT USE If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, under the age of 17, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid (at a salon) treatment, Retin-a, laser therapy etc) or if you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity such as roaccutane.
Ingredients Aloe Vera Gel, Glycolic Acid and Sodium Glycolate, Lavender Extract, Arnica Blossoms Extract, Calendula Blossoms Extract, Carbomer, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate
Amazing Glycolic acid treatment Review by Sarah
I'm in my early 40s and still annoyingly get spots. My skin is combination and I have large pores. I also have a deep frown line between my eyes. I've used other brands of glycolic acid but Bravura is by far the best. Not only are my spots less frequent but my pores are less noticeable. Skin is more even and glows and my frown line looks less pronounced. Hurry up and get this back in stock Bravura. I need to purchase my second bottle! (Posted on 31/03/2015)
Pore no more :-) Review by Clare
I love this product. I don't suffer with breakouts or acne as such but can get the odd hormonal spot, usually perfectly timed for a night out however I had noticed the pores at the side of my nose were becoming slightly more noticeable. I discovered Bravura and started off with the chemical peels which I use twice a week and noticed a huge difference in my skin. I then added this serum which I use when I haven't done a peel at night followed by the Azulen moisturiser and my skin has never been happier. It is neither dry nor oily, it is clear, fresh and glowing. I started using the products in December '14 and have no spots and have even stopped wearing foundation as it now simply covers my lovely glow. This serum seems to help get the moisture deep into my skin and has made a huge difference. The slight pores I had noticed have become invisible again and I am so pleased with the result. A wonderful product that is a really good price and something that I will now continue to use. (Posted on 10/03/2015)
Glowing Review by Nikki
I don't have any particular skin problems, I just wanted to give my skin a glow, Amanda recommended this. From my first use I could tell I'd love this product! I used it in the evening after cleansing and under my moisturiser, the next morning I looked in the mirror and couldn't get over how amazing my skin looked after only 1 use! A colleague in work asked what make-up I was using, a friend thought I'd had an expensive salon treatment. I now use this at least every other evening and my skin is just beautiful. (Posted on 05/02/2015)
Quick, Effective Results! Review by tonni
I purchased this product twice now. Within first 3 days of application, I noticed change straight away! Skin appeared more clearer, blemishes were disappearing. With continued use, skin appears more clearer and brighter. Dark patches due to acne has evened out and become less noticeable. Product is suitable for my skin even though its sensitive.
(Posted on 31/01/2015)
It works Review by Mrs J Langton
I bought this because my normally dry skin started to get spots, I was told by Amanda from Bravura to keep using my moisturiser for my dry skin but to use this product to treat the spots. Within a few days I could see results, the spots started to clear up and I was surprised it didn't make my dry skin worse, on the contrary it made my skin better! My skin has never glowed like it does now, not only did it clear the spots but I noticed my skin looking younger and tighter. I'm ecstatic with the results and have recommended Bravura to so many of my friends who've commented on how great I look, I can't believe a gel I use once a day has made such a difference. (Posted on 24/01/2014)
noticeable improvement quickly Review by Michael
Initially started using glycolic acid peel. Got noticeable improvements but after adding this product and using it every night in conjunction with weekly peel have seen accelerated improvement. Used to get combination of smaller spots on skin surface and almost lumps under the surface which were sore. Both would leave blemishes on skin surface that were annoying as i knew they'd take ages to fade. This product has stopped me getting all but the occasional small spot and has drastically improved blemishes. Most importantly I'm not getting new blemishes in the first place. Definitely would recommend it. (Posted on 15/08/2013)
I am very Impressed Review by Monique
I have been using this product for a week now and have noticed how much my skin has cleared up, I have had spotty skin most of my life and finally I can afford to treat it. I have always gone to expensive salons, which I cant afford anymore. But this product is like having an expensive treatment. I just love it!!!!
(Posted on 06/03/2012)
absolutely fantastic product Review by Bellabear
i had glycolic acid peels done at a private hospital costing £300 plus the cost of the products .
I am happier buying from you and doing it myself and also save a lot of money.
Thank you (Posted on 30/06/2011)
very good product Review by John
an amazing product at an amazing price. i would be lost without this gel (Posted on 04/08/2010)
I couldn't be happier and recommend them enough! Review by Cliff
This and the Night Treatment products were just what I was looking for when I had almost given up hope of finding a product to help with my spotty skin. I have been using them for over a year now and not only am I virtually spot free but my skin looks youthful and I've received many compliments too! I couldn't be happier and recommend them enough! (Posted on 19/07/2010)
Thank you Bravuralondon!! Review by Claire
I have been using this product for several months, and I'm an absolute convert. It's great for oily skin, and helps clear up blemishes. Before I started using this product I'd get breakouts and my skin texture was very uneven with blackheads and whiteheads, but after using this product, it has cleared up my problem areas. The product goes along way, so one bottle lasts for ages, even though I apply it twice a day. I recommended it to my sister who uses it all the time now as well. Thank you Bravuralondon!! (Posted on 19/07/2010)
I can’t praise this product highly enough! Review by Samantha
I can’t praise this product highly enough, I’ve only been using it for two weeks and I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin, and my confidence! I don’t get spots, more like blemishes but my main problem is large open pores and blackheads. I’ve been using this twice daily and I can genuinely see results, the blemishes are gone and my pores aren’t as noticeable, my skin also has this really healthy glow and make-up goes on so much better, not only that but my skin seems firmer when I didn’t even realise it needed firming! I’m already a huge fan and will be recommending your products to all of my friends, it’s a confidence boost in a bottle! (Posted on 19/07/2010)