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Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel

I’ve been a big fan of the Superdrug own brand skincare lines for a good few years now. The Superdrug Optimum range in particular really is impressive, but I’ve equally enjoyed their B. range, their Clearly Youthful range, their Vitamin E range and their Naturally Radiant range too. The Superdrug Clearly Youthful range was one of my favourites so I was gutted when it was discontinued, especially as their Glycolic Peel was truly amazing. Fun fact actually, I get emails often from people asking me where they can buy the Superdrug Clearly Youthful Glycolic Peel from, four years after writing the post. Once the Clearly Youthful range was discontinued, I purchased the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel instead and only when I repurchased it, I realised I’d never actually featured it here on my blog. 

The Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel tube

The Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is £5.99 for 30ml, however the Superdrug skincare brands are permanently on offer. I tend to take advantage whenever they have one of their half price deals on, but they also regularly do buy one get one free, or buy one get one half price. So although yes the product is £5.99, technically it isn’t as it’s never not on offer, making it an even better buy.

The Clearly Youthful Glycolic Peel was £6.99 however the formulas are different as that was a peel you physically peeled away from the skin, whereas the Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is a product you leave on the skin overnight – but they both contained a mix of acids. 

The back of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel tube

“Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is formulated with a unique energising complex infused with Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry Extracts to help revive skin’s radiance and even out skin tone.

With Glycolic Acid, a powerful Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) and a Fruit Acid blend, the refreshing gel formula also refines and retexturises the skin’s surface, providing a brighter, more youthful complexion.”

Benefits: Overnight: Skin’s texture feels smoother / Skin looks more radiant and After 4 weeks: Skin’s texture is more refined / Skin tone looks more even.
Directions: Apply a pea-sized amount with fingertips to a freshly cleansed face at night avoiding the delicate eye area. Leave on overnight and wash off the next morning.Always follow with an SPF day cream as part of your morning routine.

Swatch of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel gel

The Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is a clear, thin gel which spreads easily over the skin meaning you only need to use a very small amount. Once on the skin, it does feel a little sticky which doesn’t bother me too much as it’s my last step at night within my skincare routine.

I tend to apply the peel to my chin, jawline and T-zone, trying to avoid my driest areas, or I use it as a targeted treatment on new blemishes or scarring/imperfections.

I do wish it was a little less sticky and I don’t love the scent but they’re both things I can overcome as I like how effective it is. Some glycolic based peels/treatments can be too much for my sensitive skin, but I’ve never had any sensitivities when using this gel.

One thing I would mention however, is that alcohol is the third ingredient so that isn’t ideal. I sometimes get very, very minor tingling if applying it to a blemish but it’s considerably less tingly than using a glycolic acid based toner or acid pads such as the ones from the Naturally Radiant range.

Sometimes when using this peel, I do find it to have somewhat of a purging effect on my skin so I’d never use it before a special occasion or a time where I want my skin to look its best.

Repurchasing skincare products is pretty rare for me as I’m constantly trying something new, but this is a product I’ve repurchased and one I like to have in my collection as it is effective, affordable and relatively gentle. Plus it’s cruelty free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans – just like the rest of the Superdrug Naturally Radiant collection.

Have you ever tried the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel?