Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum uses a soothing 10% lactic and glycolic acid blend to lift away dryness and discoloration for red, sensitive skin types.

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"For sensitive sets who want the glow-inducing benefits of an acid but are too afraid to try one, consider this gentle formula your workaround."


  • Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum by Renée Rouleau uses a 10% non-drying glycolic acid and lactic acid blend to dissolve away dry cells and lift discoloration to reveal smoother skin with fewer visible pores, lines, and wrinkles. Soothing, fragrance-free ingredients work to improve the moisture barrier function, keeping sensitive skin feeling calm and comfortable.

    This is a safer and more effective way to exfoliate for those that get easily-irritated from abrasive facial scrubs. Skin types with redness or rosacea will respond favorably to this gentle, yet high-performing formula, and with continued use will find their skin acting less sensitive yet revealing a brilliant clarity. The result? Beautiful, healthier and smoother-looking skin by Renée Rouleau. 

    Sizes: 0.5 fl oz or 1 fl oz

    Is this exfoliant right for you?

    Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn which products are recommended for your skin.

    NOTE: The results of the quiz recommend this product for specific skin types; however, these recommendations are meant to serve as a guide, not as rules. If this product sounds right for you, we encourage you to try it!

    See all Renée Rouleau exfoliants.

    Other Uses

    • Dry hands and cuticles - reveals smoother skin.
    • Sun-damaged chest - smoothes and removes dryness.
    • Under the eyes - softens lines and smoothes away dryness. Follow with eye cream.

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Drying Alcohols
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • This serum is clear, barely scented and feels very silky when applied. Safe for even the most sensitive skin. Our airless packaging allows light and air to stay away from the product ensuring maximum stability and effectiveness.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum to gently lift away dryness for sensitive, red skin, apply 1-2 pumps to entire face after cleansing and toning. Depending on the condition of your skin's barrier, a tingling sensation may or may not occur but is not an indicator of product effectiveness. Follow with a night cream recommended for your skin type. Use for three nights on, three nights off, with a Renée Rouleau hydrating skin serum (view our collection) on alternate nights.

    Sunburn Alert: This product contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Wear sun protection daily and discontinue use prior to spending time directly in the sun.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

     Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Where can I buy this product?

     Our products are sold exclusively at ReneeRouleau.com

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

     The pH level of Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum is 3.2.

    Where are your products made?

     Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. 

    I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

     Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. 

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

     Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!

  • Reviews

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    Reviewed by Allison S.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range
    35 - 44
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    My Skin is
    • Sensitive
    • Aging
    • Tired
    • Clogged Pores
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Smoothing and gentle - just as described!

    I vary my serums throughout the week, but this is one I use 3 nights a week. I love that it's gentle on my sensitive skin, but I still get the benefits of an acid. No more dry patches and my skin is smoother. As a bonus, I also pat a little under my eyes and then top with Total Eye Repair Creme. Love it!

    I recommend this product
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    Reviewed by Lauren
    Verified Reviewer
    Age Range
    35 - 44
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    My Skin is
    • Acne Prone
    • Sensitive
    • Aging
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Texture Renewed

    I love all of Renee's products but I have to play favorites here. This serum completely restored the texture of my skin. Now it feels like my other Renee products and makeup work better with my skin. I'm grateful and thrilled and look forward to using this on the specific days as detailed in my customized routine. This is a winner and gamechanger.

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