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Topicals Slather Body Serum (My Experience, Pros & Cons, Is It Good?)

Updated: 23 hours ago

When I was a kid my calcium deficiency made me extremely clumsy. If you add to that the fact that I loved to play outdoors, you have the perfect recipe for scarred legs.

Topicals Slather Body Serum

Throw in my unending struggle with strawberry legs (keratosis pilaris) and you understand that body care is something I do not joke with, and I am on a quest for the best products to cater to these concerns. This leads us to a product review of the day, the Topicals Slather Body Serum. 

My Experience With The Topicals Slather Body Serum

A couple of months ago I was gifted this gorgeous body serum by Topicals which I was looking forward to testing…until I took a look at the ingredient list and spotted lactic acid (I am allergic). 

Topicals Slather Body Serum

Did I feel like breaking down into tears? Yes, but also did I go ahead to try the product? Again yes! I thought it was going to be one of those things where I wouldn’t react too strongly to lactic acid, but sadly I could not get past a week of use because my legs and arms just got so itchy and red. 

PS: By the way, This is why it is recommended to patch-test skincare products before use.

However, I still wanted to share my experience with you guys in case you are experiencing a similar reaction and are in panic mode. This does not mean that the slather serum is a bad product, just that allergies are a bitch. 

I used it for seven nights after my shower and before my body lotion, and I liked the fact that it was easily absorbed into the skin and had a nice feel. It contains retinol which is great for strawberry skin, and in the short time of use, I noticed the parts of my skin prone to KP begin to soften. 

In all, I think this product is a promising one allergy aside, and worth a try.

My Pros and Cons



Exfoliates and smoothens the skin 

Can trigger allergic reactions

It can be used as serum and/or moisturizer

A light lotion that absorbs easily 

What Is The Slather Body Serum From Topicals?

Slather by Topicals is an exfoliating body serum designed for bumpy and rough skin texture. It is suitable for removing dead skin cells, keratosis pilaris bumps, or rough and dry skin patches with a combination of AHAs, retinol and squalane. 

Topicals Slather Body Serum

Ingredients in this Body Serum


The Topicals Slather Body serum contains encapsulated highly active retinol at a low concentration suitable for daily use. By encouraging the growth of new skin cells, retinol helps to reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. 


Squalane is a lightweight and non-greasy moisturizing ingredient that stimulates the skin’s natural sebum. In the Body Serum Slather, squalane serves as an emollient that helps to hydrate and soften the skin without clogging pores. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, locking in moisture and preventing moisture loss. With its antioxidant properties, squalane also helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and free radicals, promoting overall skin health and resilience.


The Slather Body serum contains both glycolic acid and lactic acid, which gently exfoliate the skin, promoting cell turnover, improving texture and fading hyperpigmentation. These exfoliants work by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, revealing smoother and brighter skin underneath. Lactic has the added benefit of hydrating the by drawing moisture into the skin, enhancing its hydration levels and preventing dryness. By combining exfoliation with hydration, lactic acid promotes softer, smoother, and more radiant skin.


Urea is a naturally occurring compound found in the skin that helps to maintain hydration levels and regulate moisture balance. In the Slather body serum, urea acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin and preventing dryness. It also has exfoliating properties, helping to soften rough patches and smooth the skin's surface. Additionally, urea has been shown to strengthen the skin's barrier function, making it more resilient to environmental stressors. Overall, urea contributes to softer, smoother, and more supple skin.

How To Use The Slather Body Serum?

This product is best used at night after a warm shower on damp skin. Slather can be used in the day, however, it is imperative to apply SPF if your skin will be exposed to the sun. Slather can be used on all parts of the body but not on the face.

This product can be used as a serum or a body moisturizer. I have very dry skin so using it as a standalone moisturizer wasn’t possible. However, you can try and so if it works for you. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of this Body Serum

To help you decide if this is a product for you, here’s a list of benefits and drawbacks of using the slather 


  • Gently exfoliates rough and bumpy skin to reveal smoother and brighter skin

  • Also, it contains hydrating ingredients like urea, squalane, and lactic acid to reduce the risk of irritation 

  • It can be used daily because it contains encapsulated retinol which allows for an effective delivery of retinol in low concentrations.

  • Comes in a squeeze tube for easy dispensing and storing.

  • It can be used both as a serum or moisturizer.


  • It contains potent ingredients that may trigger side effects like dryness or redness.

  • It can cause allergic reactions so make sure to read the ingredient list before you purchase/use.

  • It can not be paired with other products containing retinol or exfoliants for risk of irritation.

Final Thoughts

Although I had an allergic reaction and couldn’t use the Slather body serum for a more in-depth review, I do think this is a great product. 

Where To Buy The Topicals Slather Body Serum


Is The Topicals Slather Body Serum Good?

Yes, based on the product review this body serum is good for skin exfoliation and helps get rid of rough, bumpy and strawberry skin.

Can I Use The Topicals Slather Body Serum Everyday?

If your skin tolerates it, yes, you should be able to use the Slather serum daily. Start using it every other day until your skin can get used to it.


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