Glossier’s New Solution

I have never really had a major problem with my acne. On me, though I do have patches of pimples and a few occasional flare-ups in random spots thanks to hormones. My trouble areas are my chin, around my nose, and on my forehead ( T zone).  Nothing really worked to really get them under control until my fav skincare brand Glossier came out with their solution ( literally that’s what they call it… original right). The Solution is a daily face exfoliator and it is used once a day after cleansing your face. When using you want to press the cotton pad on the pump and pump down and sweep it across your face and neck, once done you want to allow the Solution to absorb into the skin then follow with a face moisturizer and sunscreen.

The Solution’s key ingredients are Salicylic Acid and this has BHA that reduces acne and unclogs pores by breaking oil bonds that attach to dead skin cells to the skin. The Solution also contains Glycolic Acid and this has brightening AHA which break water bonds that attach dead skin cells to the skin and this helps improve the tone and texture of your skin. Lactic Acid is also in Glossier’s Solution and the AHA helps reduce dark spots on your face. Gluconolactone is in the Solution as well and this had the PHA that exfoliates the skin while also moisturizing and conditioning it as well. The last key ingredient that is in the Solution is Anti-Stress Complex and this has ultra-smoothing aloe, hydration glycerin, and claiming niacinamide. Right, when it came out I bought it and within a few weeks, I saw a difference in my trouble areas. It cut down on redness in those areas and also I didn’t see as much acne in those areas unless it was because of hormones. My skin was brighter and healthier look as well. It wasn’t too pricey and it lasts a while. The cost of  Glossier’s Solution is about 24 U.S dollars. This is what the Solution looks like.

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Glossier did a trial and these were the results:

In a trial of Solution daily users, 3 out of 4 people said…
_Skin felt cleaner and softer; they felt Solution working right after they applied it.
_Skin looked smoother, brighter, and clearer.
_Pores were smaller and skin looked glowy; Solution reduced blackheads including around the nose.
_Solution unclogged pores and reduced redness; skin was more even.
_7 out of 10 people said skin looked transformed.
_3 out of 4 people said this was the solution they were looking for.
_In a poll of Solution daily users with acne-prone skin, 94% said their skin was clearer.

The only thing that bugs me about it is that it dries up my skin extremely fast so with that being said I have to moisturize my face more often. Besides that, I think that Glossier’s Solution is a must-have if you are struggling with acne. You have to use it twice a day after you wash your face and before you moisturize. If you are lazy like me about your skin care routine then I would say only use it in the evening after your long day to get off all the dirt and excess oils that are on your face and then use a rich night cream. I recommend Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer Rich. This moisturizer is a great night cream the rehydrates your skin. This product is 35 U.S dollars but I believe it to be a great purchase because the solution dries out your skin and this will help hydrate it and keep it smooth, also if you are not trying to spend so much on a face cream I also recommend Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer. This is less than the Priming Moisturizer, this product is $ 22 U.S dollar and it is not as rich in moisturizing the skin but it gets the job done if you don’t have that dry of skin and will work with hydrating after the solution. Both would work if you naturally have really dry skin. You can only find these items on their website at or at the showroom at 123 Lafayette St., Penthouse, New York, NY 10013.

Here are some results of people using Glossier’s Solution

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Missions Trip to Nicaragua

“It is not in our choice to spread the gospel or not. It is our death if we do not.” – Peter Forsyth

“We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.” – Oswald J. Smith

Every year my church, New Hope, goes on a mission trip. This year we went to Nicaragua. The goal of these trips is to help youth students deepen their relationship with God, and spread God’s love to the communities in these countries. Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere.

This is the third mission trip I’ve been a part of. For the last two year I went to Guatemala, however this year we didn’t because the organization that we were partnering with was not a trustworthy organization. I was a little skeptical about going because I had previously made strong relationships with the people of the Pacaya in Guatemala. I was also very nervous because I didn’t know how it was going to be in Nicaragua, and if the people would be welcoming and safe.

Before we went on the trip, we had to raise $1500 each. It was a group of 20, so we raised $30,000 as a group. With the money, was used it to build a separate area for the kids of the church. That area was like a small dining room and it was named after New Hope.

We arrived in Nicaragua on Sunday, July 30th at 11:00 their time. We left the airport around 11:30 because we had to wait for the bus to come and pick us up. We got to the church we were staying at 11:45. When we got to the church there was so much singing and dancing for us it was like a party just for us. The pastor of the church gave all of us name tags and said we are apart of the family at that church.

We were there for a week. During that week we did so many things. We painted the dining room and put a screen up in it. We also fixed the gutter for the roof and we fed the kids one day. Another thing we did is that we would go on house visits and visit the community. We also went to a giant park there and played with the kids. The last day we were in Nicaragua there was a small party with the community. On the last day, we went to Granada a different city in Nicaragua and we shopped there. Finally, my group went back to the church in Managua and had one final night there. We did nothing special that night but pack our things up and get ready to leave for the airport early the next morning and head back to America.

Going on all these mission trips is extremely humbling. You get to experience a different culture and how their society works when they have nothing or little to nothing. The reason I love going on mission trips is that I love meeting new people. Being able to make relationships with the community you’re staying with has an amazing feeling. You would think that the language barrier would stop such an experience but half the time you don’t even realize it because these people don’t even care that they don’t understand you or you don’t understand them, they are just happy you’re there. Some of the time they even try to learn English so they can communicate with you.


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