I use this moisturizer every night. I love it...it helps my acne and it is fading my acne scars. It stings a little when you put it on, but it fades fast and is totally worth it. I love it!
I read the reviews on this and decided to purchase it. Since puberty i have been plagued with acne and dark spots. I am black, so that enhances the discoloration. I waited two months to write a review. I have to say this product is amazing. The only product that has gotten my skin this clear is accutane and that was after 7 months of use. I use this with the alpha hydrox face wash in the morning and I use tazorac 0.05 cream at night. I started the tazorac about 4 months ago and it has helped bring up the acne, but not so much with the dark spots and pore refining. Since adding alpha hydrox the acne is gone, darks spots have faded, my pores are small, and my skin is soft. I also use a sunscreen on top of it in the morning. Very important. I use the pro activ sunscreen because it lightest sunscreen for oily skin. THe product have not reduced the amount of oil on my skin, but since I now have clear skin, the oil is now more of a glow. I will for ever use this product. The first three days it mildly stung but went away after 10 minutes so hang there. YOu can use a cold wash cloth to soothe your face if need be. This product might bring up new acne, but that is not reason to trash it. Hang in there and let it work. You can spot treat the new acne with benzoyl peroxide to get rid of it faster. Do not write a review after 1 week of use. Another thing is that you might need a moisturizer after this. My proactiv suncreen moisturizer is enough now, but during the winter months I might need a dab of cetaphil . This is now my HG.
Update: Every year around Sept -Oct I break out terribly, and it did not fail this year. I finally found out, after 6 years, that my skin likes humidity which is why its so clear in the summer and terrible in the winter. Mid Sept I had developed several new pimples that left several spots on my face. I purchased the humidifier and continued to use Alpha hydrox. The spots are already fading.Some are totally gone. This product is amazing. Some reviewers said that they noticed little pimples cropping up. This was also occuring this me. Its because my normally oily skin was becoming very dry and sensitive due t the weather. This is your body way of saying give me more moisture. I do not get them anymore since I purchased the humidifier and also drink 2 Liters of water per day. Winter is a B**** on my skin.l hope i helped someone with this review. I think I will write a review on humidifiers. LOl
Perhaps I'm impatient but I rarely repurchase a product if the first go round showed no results whatsoever. I read great reviews about this lotion so I bought it in the hopes that it would help me achieve even toned skin all over my body as I some discoloration in parts (knees, elbows, legs, back). I used it daily post-shower & I saw some progress just not sure if it was the lotion or the sulfur soap I used with it. Nevertheless, I've moved on to something better & faster though I would suggest this lotion if you had little discoloration to correct. I never used it on my face so not sure how that would work.
GREAT product! I first started using this on my back for my "bacne". I've suffered with back acne for most of my life, but after using this product, the acne has gone away completely. It's amazing! I'm on my third bottle now. I am now suffering with pretty severe adult acne on my face so I decided to try this on my face as well hoping for the same results. Upon first application, it stung my face like crazy, but this goes away after a few minutes. I only use it at night, and in the morning I notice my skin is considerably smoother and it really controls my acne. I don't think it prevents them, but then again I'd be asking for too much. Great product for the time being.
Great product for oily skin. I love using AHA's to exfoliate and even out my skin and this doesn't disappoint. It has a good, creamy base and leaves my skin feeling soft. I apply at night and in the morning I can already see a notible difference in the texture of my skin. It doens't sting my sensitive skin, but then again I could be use to it. I would definitely test it out first before application if you have skin sensitivities. I look forward to trying the face wash and cream next.
I use this as needed when my skin is breaking out. I don't use it really regularly cause I don't need it and I find it to be a drying and unnecessary step for me. Really helps calm my breakouts though. I notice results the next day.
this is the only product where you can see and feel the lotion working. i use this periodically when i feel my skin needs to renew. it slouches away rough skin and acne, reduces wrinkles around the mouth. i won't recommend using this everyday. 2-3 times a week at the most is enough has it is concentrated with AHA. it may sensitize your skin...so definitely use a SPF moisturizer after.
lots of pros to the product.
the cons: it smells bad. and the bottle opening can get clogged when the product dries up.
i use this as a night treatment and go to sleep. i never use it in the day time because of the smell. you can feel the softness of ur skin the morning instantly. just wash your face in the morning and go on with your day in your new skin.
UPDATE: I thought I found my HG but GOD NO! It made my skin worse then ever! gives me dull terrible uneven bumpy skin. I am so disappoint now! COME ON! It was really nice before this why would I decided to waste my money to make my skin worse :( Now I have to get back to my old regime and lots and lots of exfoliate and masks hoping it get back to the old time. Maybe I will try to use it on my arm and leg to have a lil exfoliate going on there. NOT GONNA PUT THIS ON MY FACE EVER AGAIN!
For the few of us that seem to have bad reactions to this product (bump breakouts), I join your group. I used this years ago when it first came out & I was in my early 20's struggling with stubborn acneic skin. Avon Anew 4% glycolic cream had a smoothing, clearing effect on my troubled complexion, but it cost a lot of money for me as a youth. So I tried this drugstore brand & it only had the opposite effect, which was such a shame b/c it would have been so great if it worked well -- easy to purchase locally, a lot of product for the money, low price, not a lot of advertising bells & whistles. I gave it several chances & later also tried the cream & the gel ....all to no avail. For some of us, this glycolic line just isn't good for us. Glycolic products for me in other cosmetic lines are fabulous. Unfortunately, those cost more & I have to order them online. I would never give Alpha Hydrox another try.
using this in conjunction with head n' shoulders dandruff shampoo keeps the dreaded back acne away. a great multi-purpose product!