Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum Review

Thanks to the harsh Chicago winter weather and my sensitive dehydrated combo skin, I normally get tiny flakes around my nose and cheeks during this time of the year but ever since I started using Bliss Peeling Groovy Facial Serum ($65), my evil flakes have never returned!

The Peeling Groovy Facial Serum is a revamped version of Bliss’s famous Sleeping Peel Serum. It is a clear, oil-free, non-irritating exfoliating serum that works on smoothing fine lines, minimizing pores, correcting uneven skin texture and brightening skin discolorations.

Unlike most peeling treatments on the market, this contains moisture-magnetizing amino acid exfoliators, meaning it actually helps to attract moisture levels for supple skin while it exfoliates. Plus it does not use AHAs or any other harsh chemicals, so even those with the most sensitive skin can use it.

I have been using 3 pumps of this serum every night for over 2 weeks now and all I can say is I am truly impressed. My face has never felt this smooth and refined and believe it or not, I swear my pores looked smaller too! Since this is a serum and not meant to moisturize, Bliss suggests that you follow with a moisturizer. I have used it with and without a moisturizer on top and either way, my skin still felt supple and soft the next day. I have yet to see improvements on my freckles but the fact that it made my skin so soft and got rid of the flakes alone is enough for it to be a keeper! Good job Bliss!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Do you think this serum will work for people with non-inflamed acne(particularly whiteheads and blackheads)? It seems to work as an exfoliant since you related it to AHAs such as glycolic acids. Where can one pick this up?

  2. Oh I love Bliss Products specially the Triple Oxygene Instant Energizing Mask and the Body Butter Lemon !
    I Think that I’m going to try this serum because I have brightening skin discolorations…
    This serum will work for oily skin ?
    Have a good week Phyllis =)

  3. I much much prefer Cure Natural Aqua Jel.
    $38 for a 250ml pump bottle! But it’s not really a serum.. you just use it once/twice a week.

    Two pumps, and just gently massage it all over your face, and the dead skin cells will just dissipate into the gel! Rinse it off, and any emulsion, lotion, moisturizer sinks in waay deeper. +make up goes on flawlessly! YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT! :)

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