Meet Glossier Universal Pro Retinol serum—the newest skincare addition

Our skin is so excited

Drops of facial serum or polyglutamic acid pouring out of amber glass bottle nearby pipette on pink background.
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Glossier leads the pack when it comes to dewy makeup, and minimal skincare thanks to likes of cloud paint blush, boy brow, and the highly-rated super bounce serum. Now they’ve given us a sneak peek at a brand-new skincare product coming very soon.

Glossier’s philosophy is ‘beauty inspired by real-life.’ Their products are designed to be uncomplicated, fun, and to accentuate your natural beauty—which we love! It’s a go-to if you want to look glowy, and have a no makeup, makeup look, even Olivia Rodrigo loves Glossier's Ultralip

So what’s the new product you say? We have one word for you, retinol

Glossier broke the news of a new product on Instagram, a 0.5% Universal Pro-Retinol serum. It has the same, aesthetic packaging as all of Glossier’s products and they proudly displayed it, poking out of the Glossier’s Beauty Bag.

They captioned the reveal: “Your nighttime routine will never look the same 🧖‍♀️ in 2 more days”—And now it's here.

The Universal Pro-Retinol serum is infused with 0.5% Retinyl Sunflowerate which is an innovative hybrid of pure retinol and sunflower seed fatty acids that gives you: "the benefits of a retinoid with fewer of the usual downsides" (Like dryness or peeling.) 

The serum is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, minimizes pores, blemishes, and will help to tone and even your skin.

Glossier, Universal Pro-Retinol | $35  £30

Glossier, Universal Pro-Retinol | $35  £30

The newest edition to your skincare routine! Introducing the Glossier Universal Pro-Retinol, which works to minimize fine lines, even skin tone, and nourishing your face.

Always wear sunscreen after use!

It already has a stream of five-star reviews for those lucky few that got to try it before its release. 

One wrote: "I’ve never used retinol before. And have always been scared of it. When this opportunity came up (free too), I was like I love these products and trust this company so let’s try it. It’s been about a month and I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin and it feels amazingly soft."

Another said: "After about a week of using this, I found that my enlarged pores tightened up considerably. It also helped wake up my sometimes dull skin and gave it a glow."

Glossier says it's a nightly renew complex and to use it twice a week but you can increase this after time. Use this serum in the evenings after cleansing and before moisturizers—easy! But remember to wear sunscreen as Retinol can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. We may have to add it to our list of best retinol serums!

As Glossier has a cult following of beauty lovers, the news of a new product caused quite a stir, it’s like Christmas in August for beauty enthusiasts.

One Glossier fan said: “My laugh lines just started crying tears of joy.”

Another wrote: “OH MY GAWDDD SHE HERE”

And a third summed our feelings up pretty well by saying: “Ok so give it to me now.”

We've never needed a better excuse to treat ourselves than a new Glossier product. Excuse us while we add this to our cart.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.