8 Benefits of Rainbow's Glow Serum
Serums are a fabulous addition to your skincare routine. If you’re not using one already, you should be. Serums contain high concentrations of active ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, with the purpose of treating specific skin concerns. Whether you’re dealing with acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or dryness, the right serum can clear your skin issues right up. With frequent use, of course!
In this article, we’re going to talk about Rainbow’s Glow Serum, and all the wonders it can do for your skin.
Since “Glow” is in its title, this might be an obvious one. But how exactly does it brighten skin? It’s thanks to its blend of resurfacing glycolic acid, nourishing jojoba oil, and cell regenerating bakuchiol.
Glycolic acid is an exfoliant that lifts dirt, oil, and dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion underneath. Bakuchiol is a powerful antioxidant that speeds up skin cell regeneration, amping up collagen production and cell turnover. Jojoba oil is a natural oil that mimics skin’s sebum, injecting skin with long-lasting hydration and dewiness.
Together, these active ingredients diminish dullness and leave skin looking smooth, bright, and glowy.
#2: Treats Dark Spots + Discoloration
Dark spots and discoloration form when abnormally pigmented cells accumulate on the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid in Glow Serum dissolves the connections between dead skin cells and prevents them from building up on the skin — removing pigmented cells and allowing healthy, non-pigmented cells to appear and restore an even skin tone.
Whether you’re dealing with dark spots or hyperpigmentation, glycolic acid is a game-changer for promoting a clear and even complexion. Bakuchiol also assists in lessening the appearance of dark areas due to its ability to boost collagen production and spur cell turnover.
#3: Fades Fine Lines
Glow Serum isn’t an anti-aging serum, per se. That said, its active ingredients can help to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its key ingredient — bakuchiol — is a well-known retinol alternative that works almost exactly the same as the vitamin A derivative without the side effects (dryness, irritation, etc.).
"Much like a retinol, Bakuchiol triggers the genetic pathway in skin cells to create several types of collagen that are useful in skin health and anti-aging," says Rachel Nazarian, MD, is a dermatologist at New York's Schweiger Dermatology Group.
And a benefit bakuchiol has over retinol is that besides being gentle on the skin, it’s safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Glow Serum also contains acai extract, another potent antioxidant that promotes collagen production — thus improving skin texture and preventing premature aging.
Thanks to the antioxidants in bakuchiol, Glow Serum protects skin against free radicals that are responsible for the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. That doesn’t mean you can use it instead of sunscreen (you should still be wearing SPF daily), but it can support your sunscreen’s ability to protect skin from harmful UV rays — and sun damage.
#5: Prevents Breakouts
Acne-prone skin types can also benefit from including Glow Face Serum in their daily skincare routine. This is largely due to the formula’s glycolic acid content.
According to a 2020 study, glycolic acid reduces acne-causing bacteria, thereby treating acne and preventing new pimples from forming.
“It’s very good for acne. It stops acne from the get-go — from the comedone stage,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sapna Palep. “[Patients] come to me like, ‘I hate these blackheads on my nose, and my pores feel so big.’ I put them on glycolic right away.”
Glow Serum also does not contain any oils, except jojoba oil — a non-comedogenic oil that may help acne by normalizing your skin's own oil production. It’s an excellent moisturizer for blemish-prone and oily skin types. It may even prevent the onset of acne scars.
Glow Serum contains two key skin hydrators — aloe + jojoba oil.
Jojoba oil is composed of fatty acids and nutrients that provide moisture on the skin’s surface without clogging pores. It acts as both a humectant and an emollient, attracting moisture and sealing it in, making it a perfect option for those with dry skin.
Aloe provides a small level of moisturization while supporting skin barrier function and preventing transepidermal water loss. These abilities make it an excellent ingredient for soothing sensitive skin and alleviating dryness.
Glow Serum also contains glycerin, a well-known humectant that locks in moisture for long-lasting skin hydration.
#7: Minimizes Appearance of Pores
Enlarged pores aren’t fully treatable. However, you can reduce their appearance by using the right skincare products enriched with the right ingredients. Glow Serum is an exfoliating treatment made with glycolic acid that can help unclog pores and shrink them in size. By encouraging the shedding of dead cells on the skin’s surface, this alpha hydroxy acid prevents the formation of clogged pores. As a result, it helps to reduce pore visibly for a clear and smooth complexion.
The problem with most creams, face oils, and lotions is that most of them are comedogenic (meaning they clog your pores). Serums typically aren’t, which is why they’re so great for anyone dealing with acne or enlarged pores.
#8: Vegan + Cruelty-Free
All our skincare products — from our cleansers to our scrubs to our serums — are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. At Rainbow, we believe good skincare shouldn’t come at a cost. Using only the best ingredients like AHAs, bakuchiol, vitamin E, and green tea, we create high-performing products without compromising our values. Skin needs clean, quality skincare to function and look its best. We provide that.
Glow Serum can definitely benefit your skin, no matter your skin type. Whether you’re looking to glow all day long, take a stand against creases, or diminish those dark spots once and for all, Glow Serum has got you!
However, if you feel like Glow Serum isn’t for you, shop our site for more of our game-changing serums. We offer everything from vitamin C serums to hyaluronic acid serums — and they really are elixirs for your skin!