Clear-Glow Renewing Serum 

What Is It? and why you need it in your routine:

AHA (alpha hydroxyl acids) are well known in the beauty industry and salons and are used to exfoliate the skin to reveal a new, younger-looking layer. However, AHAs tend to over-exfoliate and irritate the skin, leaving it red, inflamed, and tender. This leads to over-processed skin which can create irreversible damage to the skin.

At Smarter Skincare we recognised the need for a less invasive approach for skin regeneration. Using pure extract of hibiscus flower, a complex of multiple acids and powerful antioxidants, and a seaweed polysaccharide delivery system, we formulated a multi-functional serum that gently promotes skin exfoliation while nourishing it with protective antioxidants with anti-inflammatory proprieties to strengthen and firm the skin. The result is a peel without the burn and irritation created by the conventional AHAs.

Compared to conventional AHA’s, flower acids from hibiscus are:

  • 50% more hydrating
  • 20% greater cellular renewal than AHA’s and salicylic acid
  • 30% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles by inhibiting elastase and hyaluronidase breakdown of connective tissue
  • Anti-inflammatory properties exhibit, an absence of the ‘burn’ (Levy and Goldschmidt 1979).

Flower Acids have a unique phytochemistry (study of chemical compounds found in plants):

  • Bio-Complex of alpha hydroxyl acids – Phytic, Pyruvic, Mandelic, and Azaleic which provide a gentle exfoliation while stimulating collagen synthesis;
  • Polyphenols – powerful antioxidants (Tee et al. 2002 assessed the antioxidant properties of Hibiscus by comparing its activity with those of BHA and b-carotene);
  • Anthocyanins (deep purple pigment in the flower) – a major component of hibiscus that reduces oxidative stress on DNA and acts as a sunscreen in absorbing UV rays (Duhn et al, 1997).

Why it naturally works better :

Some may be led to believe that the lack of a burning sensation means the products don’t work which is a misconception. The pyruvic acid, a second-generation acid, dissolves the proteins responsible for cell adhesion and does it more effectively than the lactic acid.

As the hibiscus flower acids are formulated in a marine algae and seaweed extract base gel, the non-irritating proprieties are enhanced.


Maris Aqua, Aqua, Glycerin, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Propanediol, Salicylic
Acid, Plankton Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, White Willow
(Salix Alba) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Xanthan
Gum, Alcohol, Glycogen, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Nasturtium Officinale
(Watercress) Extract, Arctium Majus (Burdock) Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage)
Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf Extract,
Saponaria Officinalis (Common Soapwort) Leaf/Root Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus
(Bladderwrack) Extract (*Naturally occurring alcohol from sugar beet* )

Avoid getting into with eyes.

This product is fragrance-free

Free from chemical preservatives, parabens, sulphates, artificial fragrances, colours, mineral oils, petroleum’s, phytates, PEG, DEA, MEA, TEA, and essential oils.

For external use only.

98 % Natural and organic  ( as it contains salicylic acid )

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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