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Serious Serum
Serious Serum AHA Ingrown Hair Eliminator and Skin Exfoliant
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1 fl. oz. for $25
Category:Skin Care > AHA Exfoliants > AHA
Last Updated:01.07.2014
Jar Packaging:No
pH:3.80
Tested on animals:No
Overview

Serious Serum is a single product sold in select United States spas and salons. The company behind this product is Portland, Oregon-based Urban Waxx, LLC, and, as the name suggests, the serum is designed for use post-waxing to minimize redness, bumps, and ingrown hairs.

The water-based, fragrance-free liquidy serum contains a blend of 6% lactic acid, 3% glycolic acid, and 1% salicylic acid formulated at a pH that allows this combination of AHAs and BHA ingredients to function as exfoliants. The formula also contains antioxidant green tea and some good skin-identical ingredients to help reduce inflammation and preserve barrier integrity during the exfoliation process.

Combining AHAs and BHA in one product isn't necessary for effective exfoliation, but each has its unique traits that aren't bad to consider in combination. For example, the glycolic and lactic acids have water-binding properties that are helpful for all skin types, while the salicylic acid has potent anti-inflammatory and mild antibacterial actions that are great for acne-prone or easily reddened skin.

Although Serious Serum used to be an exfoliant we recommended, the most current formula contains peppermint oil, a skin irritant that now prevents us from recommending this product. Please see our list of Best Exfoliants for products that treat ingrown hairs and other skin issues without exposing your skin to irritants like peppermint oil.

Claims

Serious Serum is the perfect blend of 6% lactic acid, 3% glycolic acid, and 1% salicylic acid, which will leave your skin silky smooth and fabulous anywhere you apply it. Serious Serum was developed for post waxing use, to alleviate ingrown hairs and minimize redness. However, we happily discovered that the combination of facial grade AHA/BHAs and green tea, aloe vera, and chamomile work perfectly to smooth bumpy, rough skin everywhere!

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Lactic Acid (6%), Glycolic Acid (3%), Salicylic Acid (1%) Other: Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Cellulose, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

Brand Overview

Please see complete product review for details.

For more information about Serious Serum, visit www.seriousserum.com.

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12.26.2012
Not so serious knockoff

This product is a cheap knockoff of a well known brand called princereigns available at princereigns.com. The owner, shannon has a wax salon named urbann waxx in seattle and she used to sell it well at her wax salon until she copied it with an inferior blend. (Think pepsi and Ritz cola). Almost but not quite there. Did I mention her knockoff is 1/2 the size for the same cost. Dont be fooled. Keeping them honest

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