Alpha Hydrox • Retinol Night ResQ • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have tried many times to make this retinol treatment work for me. At first, I would try it once or twice a week to "harden" my skin to the retinol. I also used Alpha Hydrox 12% Souffle on the nights that I didn't use the retinol. Inevitably, each time, I would end up with a scaley and cracked complexion...complete with some lovely chemical burns on my upper cheeks. Of course, I swore off any retinol and hid the tube for a couple months. I went through this same process at least twice because I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. I mean, the reviews on this stuff are stellar! **FINALLY** I figured out how to make this retinol treatment give me the complexion that I have always wanted! I have been applying the retinol every other night for a couple months without a problem. The difference is that I make sure I completely wash it off in the morning and then apply my moisturizer. I also do not use the Alpha Hydrox Souffle at all anymore (gasp!). My skin absolutely glows now. I really think using this treatment with AHA's is just too much harshness for my sensitive skin. And if I leave the Retinol on over night and don't wash it off in the morning, it will dry my skin out to the point of peeling and cracking. And MOISTURIZE daily! Don't give up if you think this product won't work for you. My lines and skin tone have smoothed out dramatically in the past couple months. But you HAVE TO baby your skin while using this treatment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just started using this a few days ago as I want to include retinols in my skincare lineup. Before I take the plunge with a prescription I decided to go the drugstore route. I experienced a few bumps that popped up after the first night but thats to be expected. After application I wait a few minutes before I apply my moisturizer (Clinique Moisture Surge Mask) and the next day my pores look nonexistent. I use only every other night in rotation with my ReVive Moisture Renewal Cream. Look forward to seeing the long term effects.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Years ago, Alpha Hydrox products were readily available in grocery stores here in Canada (just as they were in the US, something which featured in their tv ads - no fancy department stores and easy to purchase). But in recent years, the only way to purchase their products was online and I wasn't crazy for their shipping charges. But I got my husband to pick up a tube of this for me at ULTA when he was in the US and I've started using it again religiously every night. It has only been 2 or 3 weeks but I can see such a marked difference in my skin already - improved smoothness, lines look less pronounced and the clarity of my skin seems so much improved. I am actually quite surprised. The instruction say not to use this on your eye lids but I do apply it to the crows feet/smile lines under my eyes and they are less and less visible. I follow the instructions and use a moisturizer over this (my night time moisturizer and an eye cream) and I am thrilled with the results. I'm going to the US in June and will most certainly purchase 2 or 3 more tubes of this product. For me, it's a total winner! I am delighted with the results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of those products that isn't cutesy or sexy. It just WORKS! I used to use philosophy help me but couldn't keep up with the price so after some research I stumbled upon alpha hydox products. This will always be part of my skincare regimen now. Night ResQ cleared up my skin, smoothed out some fine lines I was getting around my eyes and made my face just glow. I never breakout anymore! It's cheap, the packaging keeps the ingredients stable and it didn't irritate my skin. Just a heads up, my skin did go through the purging stage that lasted about a week but stick with it! Once that cleared up my face was soft and blemish free.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm not really trying to use this for wrinkles, but rather for skin that has been damaged with overuse of benzoyl peroxide and for helping the treatment of adult acne. Benzoyl peroxide has ruined my skin's texture and now it breaks out from everything, and scars even easier.
I have tried topical retinol before but I think it was too strong (it was for acne) and it made my face really itchy. So far I've experienced minimal itching on acne scabs/lesions, but otherwise has been relatively gentle. I am already seeing a reduction in the whiteheads on my cheeks, and it has helped fade scars a bit too. I only use about a pea-sized amount, and only at night. I haven't been disappointed with an Alpha Hydrox product yet - they are quality and are affordable.
I'm hoping that long-term use of this in conjunction with non-silicone makeup will help my skin get back to normal after years of BP aftermath that has left me worse off than when I was in high school!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I do not normally have sensitive skin, but I was severely allergic to something in this product. Please make SURE to patch test before using!
I actually did patch test on small wrinkled areas of my face for several days. Then I applied it to my entire face and woke up the next day with severely swollen skin (think marshmallow), reddening and itchiness. I went to Urgent Care and was prescribed prednisone. Two days later, I am back to normal. Apparently Alpha Hydrox and I are not meant to be. :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I am 55 and was a sun worshiper in my youth. If you order directly from the manufacturer you can receive terrific discounts too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been on a mission to get smooth and even-toned skin, like I had in my early 20's(I'm 30). After years of acne, I have raised and depressed scarring, and little red spots everywhere. Not wearing makeup has been impossible for yeeaaars, which can be annoying when you just want the "real" you to shine sometimes.
I can't give a strict review of the Retinol cream without including the rest of my night skin regimen. So you can see where it all fits :) Also, I should mention my skin can handle harsh products, I can use them daily. After some trial and error using Retinol Night ResQ, here is what I found...
Firstly, I use Boots MicroDermabrasion every night. My skin's texture improved dramatically because of it. HG product.
Then I apply Retinol Night ResQ. I apply it to my entire face, under my eyes, and on my neck. I use it every night. My skin tone and texture improved after about a week. My red spots have practically disappeared and the bumpy skin near my chin is gone. I did notice a little dryness in a few areas so I apply dermaE Tea Tree & E Antiseptic Creme afterwards. I bought it on a whim and thought the Tea Tree Oil would help with my acne and the Vitamin E would help with overall healing. I apply it to my entire face and neck. Lets just say the combination of the products I have listed have officially given me my skin back. Think baby-bottom skin! Today I did not wear foundation!
I have noticed that the Retinol has caused some sensitivity under my eyes, but only when I apply concealer. It stings for a few minutes. It is not unbearable, but I think it's probably because the skin there is thinner and more sensitive. So be aware.
I've only recently started a skin routine and learned that my products work OK on their own, but really kick ass when I fine tuned it to my issues :) So I recommend you give a product a chance by mixing it up.
However, if you have pretty good skin already, I'd highly recommend using Retinol ResQ on its own. The price is a steal for what you get!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm 35 and my skin started showing some signs of aging. After reading about the benefits of Retinol and considering the low price and good reviews on this product I bought a tube of Retinol ResQ in my local Ulta store.
I first used it on my chin, then on my forehead and above the upper lip. I didn't feel any burning or irritation. Encouraged by this one night I applied a thin layer on my chicks. The next morning my face was covered with a small red rush. One of the reviewers whom I contacted wrote that it sounded like clogged pores. Which could have been caused by emulsifying wax in this cream. The rush turned hard the following days and it took over a week for it to peel off.
I stopped using it and switched to Neutrogena, which doesn't irritate my skin, but also doesn't seem to work either.
I'll try to use ResQ during my summer break, when I don't have to go to work :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for about 2 1/2 months, I purchased it from the Alpha Hydrox website. The previous reviewer said the price has went up to $37.00, which is incorrect. It is still listed on the website as $14.99. Having said that, I will not be repurchasing this product. I can't detect any difference in my skin from adding this product to my regimen. While it didn't cause any breakouts, it also did nothing to refine my skin texture, reduce fine lines, or tighten my skin. Perhaps retinol products do not work for my skin, as I have used Retin A micro in the past with no improvements as well. At this time, all my skin really needs is a gentle cleanser and the 12% Alpha Hydrox souffle.