|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not friendly for sensitive skin. I should've known any acid products are not good for sensitive skin but sephora rep swears it's fine and I can use it daily without a problem..... it's WRONG! it was actually great on the first day, my skin was glowy the next morning, so I kept on using it.... till day 3 my skin turn dry and flaky, so i thought "maybe a little more exfoliation can take the flakiness away" ... result is : burn and major breakouts ... it took me 1 month to clear the breakouts and inflammation. All i dare to use during that 1 month is aloe vera.
I still use it once a while, I realized for sensitive skin, once a month chemical exfoliation is good enough for me.... I gave 2 stars because it really does good job exfoliating, especially good for T-zone area, it helps clears my pores, but just be careful it's not a daily cleanser for sensitive skin like sephora rep told me so.....it's quite pricy but since I only use it once a month it last a long time....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been using this cleanser in the morning for several weeks now and my skin has never looked so great. It's really reduced the appearance of acne scars, evened out my skin tone, and gave me a nice overall "glow".
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Y'know, this product really taught me that you can react quite differently to the exact same product depending on what your condition/situation is at the time. So I think people should really consider such things when they're testing out a product.
When I first bought this, I was on Yaz. The Yaz didn't seem to change my skin at all when I was using it, as in it didn't make me any more or less acne-prone or oily. But I think it might have made me slightly more sensitive? That's my guess for why I reacted poorly to this cleanser initially. I have a big problem with blackheads and I was hoping the glycolic acid in this would help. Instead, my skin became irritated and developed some cystic acne. Needless to say, I stopped using it. I assumed that the surfectant they were using was too harsh, even for someone who usually has hardcore skin that can tolerate most things.
Later, I stopped taking Yaz and my hormones went crazy! My skin was oilier and my breakouts worse than ever before. I tried all kinds of things and everything seemed to dry out my face, even cleansers that I was fine with before like Purpose. The only thing that helped was Dr. Woods Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soup. lol I tried it on a lark and it actually helped, plus it's cheap and good for the environment. Anyway, as my skin started to calm down a bit, it was also really rough and scaly on some parts. I had all these half used cleansers lying around so I tried to rotate them to get rid of them. Lo and behold, the DDF didn't irritate me anymore and it actually made my skin feel a little smoother. No stinging and no cystic acne like before, and it's the exact same bottle. Go figure. So, ever since, I've been alternating the Dr. Woods and the DDF. One is gentle with tea tree oil, and the other mildly exfoliating. Now that my hormones are calming down, my face actually feels fairly soft. It really is a great, mild chemical exfoliant. My face isn't as soft and smooth if I use just the Dr. Woods, so I know it's the DDF. My face isn't like a baby's but still much more touchable than before.
I'm curious about all the other glycolic acid face washes out there, so I might try some out since this bottle is almost empty. But if they don't work out I'd definitely rebuy this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I ran out of the Purity cleanser that I usually use with my Clarisonic. My skin was feeling a little rough, so I thought I would try something with glycolic acid. The product is a gloopy gel that forms into a nice minty lather. It cleans my face, but it doesn't leave it stripped. This product has helped prevent breakouts on my sensitive face. My skin feels so smooth and clean. This product is not cheap, but it's such a nice product that I don't mind forking over the money. I have used glycolic acid before and usually go through a purging period. I didn't experience it with this product. I'm happy that I gave this a try! I'm going to purchase another bottle soon : )
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this. I am almost 42 with cloggy skin, starting some signs of aging, and periodic breakouts. I have been using this twice daily for about 4 to 5 weeks and my skin has definitely and incontrovertibly improved. Evenness, tone, smoothness, and breakouts have all improved. I use with Peter Thomas Roth 10% glycolic moisturizing gel and am loving my results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
O.M.G. this product broke me out after only one use. I suspect that I'm just sensitive to Glycolic Acid, it may not be this particular product but I NEVER break out from something after just using it ONCE! Foams nicely, smells like medicine plus a bit of mint. After just using it once, I broke out in tiny little pimples all over my forehead. The existing blocked pores (tiny bumps on my skin) became inflamed. My face is now mess and I need help....DESPERATELY!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got a very generous 2 oz. sample of this when I bought my DDF sulfur mask at Ulta. The first time I used this on my face, I broke out in 2 or 3 new cysts a day later. A lot of things break me out but the glycolic wash was the only new thing I had tried so I thought that it was probably the cause. I tried it once again, this time on my back and chest where I have more tolerant skin and usually use another chemical exfoliant and I got 2 cysts on my back within a day. I sometimes get mild breakouts of small pimples on my back but never large cysts like these. I gave up and gave this product to my mom who doesn't have any skin issues other than normal aging and she loves it and would repurchase, so I think this isn't a terrible product it just didn't work for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually use this to treat my acne-prone skin - the fact that it has anti aging properties are a HUGE perk, but not the reason for purchasing this wash. I have noticed such a dramatic difference in my skin since I've started using this. My skin is much smoother and I havent had a breakout (aside from the initial purge) since introducing this to my regimen. I first recieved a sample size of this product and while the price tag is a bit much, if a sample size last me well over a month, I'm sure the full size will last a decent amount of time.
I first apply this wash and leave it on for a good minute or two until I feel a tingling sensation. I love it, I recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin who doesn't see much results from salycic acid washes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this face wash. It lathers nicely and feels fresh and slightly tingly on your face. It smells great. It didn't dry out my skin, like other glycolic acid washes. It cleared up my acne pretty well. I love it. The DDF glycolic wash is a bit expensive, but a little goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I'm using this at the moment - I started using it mostly to use it up, I'm in a "finish all products and get a routine"-period, but discovered that I might actually put this in my new routine!
It always gets all my makeup off, my skin is very soft afterwards, and my skin is glowing the morning after - and I feel like after 3-4 weeks of use morning and night, my skin is getting a lot more even - or it might be because I use it with my sample of gly-luronic serum from MUAC - I don't know, but I really like it.
And the smell is heavenly as well! Fresh and minty :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
ok, so i brought this products a few months ago probally in feb, so i use to use it 1-2 a week, along with me other products, at that time i was getting so many different products from sephora ( samples) that i was trying them all at the same time, i never in my life broke the way i did, so i went back to what i was using last year, i only broke out when its TTOTM. only cleanser i was still using is this product, i was still breaking out, so i thought it was hormonal, NO!. its this.. i stop for one week, skin cleared up.. i just use it on sunday, today is tuesday i have big cystic bumps all over my face.. this products is good for someone else but not for me...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have the DDF Glycolic Exfoliating wash in 5%. It's amazing! Fragrance-free, and keeps my skin super smooth, clear, and extra-clean feeling. Does not irritate my skin (though I think it could do without the unnecessary peppermint oil) or overly dry it. I only use this in the morning, not in the evening to remove makeup. I like the clean, simple packaging. I just wish it weren't so expensive!
Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Ammonium Hydroxide, Panthenol, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Saponaria officinalis Extract, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like the smell and feel (tingly) upon application but it's nothing special. Prior to trying DDF, I was using Cetaphil's facial cleanser for normal to oily skin, and for the price, Cetaphil is much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am in love. I've been using this for about 2 months now and my skin has done a complete 180 since I started using it. It took some time before it had any real effect on my acne, but even before my acne went away my skin looked so much smoother and more even. A couple of weeks ago I went into a makeup shop and when I was checking out the woman asked what type of skin I had so she could give me some skin care samples and added, "you clearly don't need the acne prone products since your skin is clear as day".
This is the first time I've been complimented on my skin probably since around the age of 10 or 11, and I'm 23 now.
I will certainly be repurchasing this when I run out, and when I feel like spoiling myself I'll probably buy some more DDF products.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
At first I really loved this stuff, I have the wash with 5% glycolic acid in it. The woman at Sephora recommended this to me when I didn't like the salicylic acid wash, she said the glycolic would probably be better to treat my blemishes. And what do you know? She was right! This stuff is great if you have blemishes, not big cystic acne which salicylic is better for. I was really impressed with how much better my skin was looking while using this stuff. Unfortunately, like all skin products I use, it stopped having a great effect since my skin was getting used to it. It lasts a really long time, I've had it since around May and it's September and I still have about 3/4 of it left, so I gave it to my sister so she could use it since I'm using something less expensive. I would definitely buy again if my skin had a break out like it did when I bought it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
stings at first, made my skin peel but after getting used to it my skin was smoother and less oily. i was happy and contented until i decided to use obagi... wrong... now i am back to ddf and is going through the peeling, stinging, flaky, dry skin stage... with the allergy season around... my skin is not adjusting as quickly as it did the first time... i am going to stick with this because i know it made my skin nicer until i decided to be a "girl" and use something else... GRRRR...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This product has cured a lifetime of skin problems for me. I have suffered with acne for more than 20 years. I am now to the point where I am battling wrinkles and fine lines along with the breakouts. I have tried countless cleansers and treatments, I even tried BCP which helped a little but had so many other side effects.
Everything I have read has told me to use sal. acid for my breakouts and I have searched far and wide for the product to help me. Those same articles and recommendations told me that glycolic acid would not treat the issues that I have but after stumbling on to a Neutrogena cleanser that seem to help a little, I noticed it had glycolic in it and decided to try something with glycolic as the primary ingredient. Enter this wash! This wash has cleared my acne, reduced my blackheads and caused my pores to appear smaller. I have used it for a month and it has done more my complexion than anything else I have tried.
I tend to be one of the folks that think that foaming equals getting squeaky clean and have noticed that less is more with this cleanser. If I use too much then I will start to get dry and flaky but if I use a nickle size amount it seems to work perfectly for me. From the first time I used this wash it began improving my breakouts, none of the feared purging or getting worse before it gets better junk.
I have not noticed if the tiny fine lines are fading but I will give it more time for that. The only complaint I have about this cleanser is the price, $35 is a lot for me. I will probably try another cheaper glycolic cleanser and see if I can get the same results but if not I will definitely be coming back to this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this face wash. I have had skin problems ever since giving birth to my daughter. Retina-A worked wonders but I had to stop using it waaaay in advance of trying to get pregnant again. I was just resigned to having troubled skin. I saw an esthetician, tried products, etc and gave up. Then I tried this face wash. I do not have perfect skin, but it is less oily, there are no big, deep, painful blemishes, less congested, and fine lines are less visible. It did not dry me out either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This is for 5% wash-Great product! I tried the Skyn Iceland products, and started breaking out with some cystic acne. I returned those products quick and enlisted the help of a SA at Sephora. I was new to glycolic acid and told that it may dry out my skin with the first couple uses. I used once a day at night, and did a moisturizing mask afterward for the first three days and I was fine! I have been using for 2 weeks now in combination with the 10% lotion at night and have moved the cleanser to the morning since I no longer need to do a moisturizing mask. I have been blemish-free, my skin is even and glowing and I wonder what took me so long to try these products. DDF is the best skincare line for me, and I have combination skin, oily T-zone, normal cheeks, live in Boston (constant weather changes and pollution) and have bangs touching my forehead all day. My skin has NEVER been better and I'm kind of mad that I didn't try these products sooner. They are the best!
EDIT: After using for a while my face became very oily. Discontinued use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I previously used the Brightening cleanser which I loved. They changed the formula and put in more SA's which can irritate my skin so I picked up the glycolic wash in 10%. AHA's are chemical exfoliators which is great for those of us that cannot use harsh scrubs. I find when I scrub, I breakout (Scrubs put breaks in the skin which can invite bacteria into the skin, so a non-no for acne types). So AHA's it is for me. I have been on Tazorac for 8 months which worked great all summer. It kept me clear until I went on Vacation in August and then I started breaking out again because I stopped using it for a week.It makes me peel really bad at first and since I can't scrub it's very frustrating to have dead skin hanging off your face. So that's where DDF Comes in.
This cleanser has a Minty smell. But kind of like an altoid mixed with an old stinky sneaker. No good, but I can get over it since I've used Sulfur products in the past, not a big deal. It's very drying. If you have dry skin, it would be wise to stay away from this cleanser. For oily/Combo acne types this is perfect. I personally categorize my skin as Schizo! lol. One day oily, the next day dry. It sucks. The first time I used this, I thought it was too drying. But I used this with the 10% Glycolic Toner, put on my Yonka eye cream, and Rose night cream from Weleda and woke up with clearer, brighter skin. My pores shrunk in half and any pimples on my skin were dried up. I've never had a cleanser do that before. This is no a cleanser for wusses. If you understand how Powerful AHA's can be, then go for it. For those less familiar, try a lower concentration at first. When I mix the cleanser with the toner, it's like getting a mini-AHA peel. It's that good.
I suggest that those who have problems with dryness, only use this at night a few times a week to get used to it. Skin oils have a tendency to balance out over time. A good non-pore clogging moisturizer is an absolute must with this cleanser. Give it time. It takes a few weeks (I always say about 4-6) to really know if a product will work. Miracles do not happen over night.
My routine is this (Combo-acne prone, some wrinkles)
DDF 10% WAsh, DDF Glycolic 10% toner. Let toner dry. PTR Botanical skin Lightener, Yonka Juvenil mixed with Clarins Moisturizer and my Yonka Phyto for eyes. MY skin looks glowing, my acne scars are fading and my pores I had craters) are shrunk in half. My makeup is now lighter and more natural because I don't have to cover up so many imperfections.
There are only a few things that can get rid of wrinkles. AHA's, Retinoids and Botox. I will not be without this cleanser. DDF is the only thing I can honestly say that has helped my skin that was not prescribed. Packaging is boring but who cares if the product works. $32 for a cleanser is not expensive if the product lasts 6-8 months. You only need a dime sized amount mixed with a little water. I also use a microfiber skin cloth and it also helps take off dead skin without being harsh. Good Stuff, Holy Grail cleanser for me!