The Ultimate Guide To The Pineapple-C Bright Serum

We’re so excited to introduce an amazing new fruit to the Glow Recipe Skincare family: pineapple! Say hello to the new Pineapple-C Bright Serum, your secret to bright, radiant skin. We were so inspired by that sought after poreless, translucent, and luminous glass skin look that K-Beauty is famous for that we had to create a product that gives you that glassy skin in one easy-to-use step. We’re also constantly being asked about how to treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation so we wanted to create a powerful brightening product to help even out your skin tone and leave it with a glowing radiance.



We dreamed of creating a super-powerful but gentle brightening serum and we found that pineapple was the perfect ingredient to do just that (find out more about this fruity ingredient here). This tropical fruit goes beyond brightening to combine the power of brightening, exfoliation, and hydration all in one super cute pineapple themed bottle. Did we mention it smells like fresh pineapples too?!


Our Pineapple-C Bright Serum is formulated with 22% pure pineapple juice, one of the most potent sources of natural vitamin C, which is obtained from an effective filtering process that utilizes the entire fruit (including the leaves!) to give you the purest pineapple juice possible. This mega-dose of brightening will gently fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation for clearer, more radiant skin.



Get that smooth, poreless glow with pineapple’s natural AHAs and Bromelain Enzymes that gently exfoliate away dead skin cells to reveal your glowiest skin ever. It’ll also help to further even your skin tone for that glossy, even glow without any irritation.



Pineapple-C also provides MAJOR hydration because it’s rich in hydrating sugars and electrolytes, which have an osmosis effect on skin. When you apply the serum, the sugars and electrolytes draw natural moisture from the skin’s lower layers to the surface to give you a hydrated, juicy glow.


When it comes to brightening, vitamin C is first class, but potent vitamin C serums tend to be rough on the skin so we wanted to create an effective yet gentle brightening serum that is perfect for all skin types—even dry, sensitive skin. This is why we paired the power of pineapple with pure L-Ascorbic Acid and 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (a stable vitamin C derivative) for even more brightening power.  3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid has a higher percentage of Ascorbic Acid than other derivatives, making it a more powerful and competitive vitamin C.  It is made up of 75% Ascorbic Acid and 25% Ethyl Group.


The Ethyl Group is a small carbon unit that stabilizes the Ascorbic Acid while keeping it as pure as possible. It further helps to brighten and even skin tone while acting as an effective antioxidant giving you that healthy glow. Vitamin C is naturally difficult to formulate so we combined these three brightening powerhouses for a gentle, stable formula that still packs a punch. To further guarantee the formula’s stability and to provide you with the freshest serum possible, we formulated this serum with the power of K-Beauty technology but made it in the US so it’s ultra-fresh. Plus, the bottle is frosted and UV-coated to help prevent oxidation. Make sure to store it in a dark place away from sunlight. 


Worried all that pineapple juice will leave your skin feeling sticky? No need. We made sure to formulate this serum so that we’re getting all of that pineapple power without any of the stickiness. Instead, this serum is silky smooth and so powerful that you only need 1-2 drops for your entire face. Spread the serum thinly across the skin and then gently pat until it leaves a smooth and glossy finish. Remember to follow up with SPF if using in the morning. Who needs highlighter when you have that natural pineapple glow?

Our favorite way to use Pineapple-C is right after cleansing and toning as our treatment step. Then, we lock in that glow with a super hydrating moisturizer like the Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer.


You might be wondering how to incorporate this new serum into your routine especially when it comes to your chemical exfoliators and retinol. Let’s break it down. First, it’s always important to listen to your skin and alternate different ingredients and not combine everything into one routine. But, if you feel your skin is ready then the key to using Vitamin C with your acids is to layer from lowest pH to the highest. We call this method CBA. It’s an easy to remember acronym for the exact order to use without you having to memorize pH levels. It means you apply your Vitamin C first, BHA second, and your AHA last. This way your vitamin C remains powerful and effective and you’re getting the most from all of your products. Still have questions? Read our comprehensive breakdown here.

As for retinol, it’s a super powerful anti-ager that can tend to cause sensitivity when you first start using it which is why when it comes to layering with vitamin C, it’s best to alternate. You can either use vitamin C in the morning and your retinol at night. This way you’re getting the best of both worlds without any irritation.

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