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on 12/29/2015 3:34:00 PM
More reviews by riotkitty
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I strayed from this stuff for a more expensive product and when that product started messing with my skin this fixed it right up. I alternate this with Epiduo which makes my skin more sensitive than usual so I usually get a little stinging on application but its tolerable. I found that if I wait at least 20 min to apply after cleansing the stinging isn't as bad or is not there at all.This stuff gets rid of flakes and works better than Epiduo alone for keeping my acne at bay, and its very moisturizing on its own. I love that it comes in a tube. Pumps waste so much product and jars ruin the antioxidants. Its also really inexpensive for such a great product.
on 8/24/2015 10:57:00 AM
More reviews by MAChostage
Skin: Normal, Other, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am a huge fan of the Alpha Hydrox family of products! I use this particular one nightly (the instructions say to use morning and night) and my complexion is also very even toned and smooth. I have never had a chemical peel and, until I started using the Alpha Hydrox products a few years ago, I'd never used an AHA product. I have never experienced any burning or stinging with these products. I highly recommend the line.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/9/2015 7:36:00 PM
More reviews by MsPsylocke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I love chemical exfoiliation and seem to do really well with AHA's and when I needed to bump my cart over for free shipping. I threw a tube of this in. I absolutely love this product, first it comes in a tube, second it has a very nice texture. Even though I'm no stranger to acids and I use 40% AHA and 40% Mandelic acid this works so well to upkeep my peels. It just keeps my skin looking glowey and better. I haven't had any breakouts with this either. In fact my skin has never been smoother! It comes in a nice tube and a little goes a long way.It doesn't sting or burn when I apply it but like I said I use chemical exfoilients a lot. I've always had a problem with break outs and this seems to keep them under control. My skin is so even toned and poreless! I mean it just looks so much better and my makeup is going on better as well. I think the 12% is perfect for someone starting out on these types of products or who are used to AHA's but want to keep your peels looking fresh. It really gives me time in between my peels so I love that. This is a great company as well I love how they actually tell you the ph of their product.It's a no frills product too. Just a quality product in a tube that works. Especially for my acne prone skin. I've been using this every night since I purchased it and I totally see a difference. My skin which loves to be blotchy is totally even. It almost looks porcelain it's in such good shape. This is a great product whether you are starting out or are used to chemical exfoilients because this does the job very well. Some might purge a bit I got one spot on my lower jaw but it went away in a day. I will absolutely repurchase this and most definitely recommend it!
9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
on 4/9/2015 2:11:00 PM
More reviews by zzjulia
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I went through a couple of the old jars (now in a tube) and just ordered online when I realized my drugstore stopped carrying it. Very effective, slight stinging, very helpful with controlling small clogged pores and breakouts along my hairline and nose. I have oily skin in the T zone and would use it once a week or so in the evening before going to bed.
on 3/30/2015 9:35:00 PM
More reviews by kitt3nish
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
once a week for great skin! stings a little around my nose and if i get it in my eyebrows, and definitely beat the shit out of my skin when i used it every single day (GASP). this is a high percentage AHA so pleaaaasee be careful and don't use this recklessly - once or twice a week is a good amount. otherwise your skin will turn against you due to overexfoliation, and that's no fun :(
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 12/28/2014 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by jeremyswife
Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool
This stuff has been a savoir for me. Over the last year and a half my face went from normal to very dry and very clogged prone especially my cheek area. I go to a dermatologist..I have all kinds of different prescriptions. I tried so many different products but this product has been the one to resolve my over a year long battle! This stings the heck out of me for about 5 to 10 minutes after applying it but my skin looks, soft, smooth, and glowy instead of rough and dry! My skin looks healthy again! It did bring out some acne that was just under the surface of my skin and it took about a week for that to be done. This is also fading my acne marks fast!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/21/2014 10:05:00 AM
More reviews by bellavee
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
This has made a big difference in my skin! I have ridiculously clogged and enlarged pores, I hate it. But using this makes my skin clear and smooth. It makes my pores smaller and more refined, my skin overall less blotchy, and seems to be working well on some fine lines I have. I don't like to exfoliate every night so I like to use this all over on the nights I skip my clarisonic, and around the eye area every night. I have oily skin so I use this with argan oil every night to balance me out and my face has been glowing ever since.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 11/14/2014 3:08:00 PM
More reviews by natefan
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Kind of a cult favorite, right? This is the product that started me down the road of clear, bright skin bliss. I no longer use this product as my exfoliant, as I've been enjoying PC's BHA's for a while now, but that doesn't detract from how amazing this is as an AHA exfoliant. Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle stands out as a gem not only due to its effectiveness and stellar formula, but because of the companies' transparency regarding the products' pH (which is an essential component to a good exfoliant). Bravo, Alpha Hydrox. :)
11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
on 10/14/2014 7:11:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I still have a jar of this in the "old" glass jar packaging and a new one in waiting in the tube (had a hard time finding it, as I was looking for the old packaging). You can buy pricier AHA products and you can buy those with a lower concentration if you're worried about 12% being too strong. But in my experience, you won't find a better product at any price point. This cream does a fabulous job of improving the look of my skin - shrinking the look/size of my pores, evening out skin tone - without any irritation at all. In summer, I use this on its own, with only a sunscreen on top (necessary if you're going to use this in the daytime) and in colder months, I'll top this with a moisturizer and some form of sun protection, either already in my moisturizer or in the primer or foundation I'm applying. I just wish it were easier to get hold of Alpha Hydrox here in Canada.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 8/1/2014 9:41:00 PM
More reviews by VersaillesVixen
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
(For the record, every time I've purchased this, it's been in a tube, not in the jar pictured here) This stuff was one of the first aha face lotions I ever tried, and I always come back to it when my face needs a little perfecting. What originally sold me was the price (about $10 for a generous tube), but I also LOVE that this is not overly perfumed and it just plain WORKS. Since it is a 12% glycolic acid lotion, it does sting a bit when I first apply it if I have any blemishes, but that goes away within ~20 seconds. Each time I've come back to using it after a long break, I do go through an initial purge period where my face breaks out, but then it's as if I have a brand new face and I spend another year wondering why I ever stopped using it! :) Like any AHA treatment, it will dry your skin if you're not using it alongside another moisturizer, but I prefer this, since it means I can use this with whichever moisturizer I like. No product from Alpha Hydrox has ever let me down, the whole line is just excellent. You have to admit, with such simple packaging and no huge ad campaigns or gimmicks, there must be something to the products in order to stay in business so long. It's because they work! Give them a try; if they don't work for you, you'll only be out 10 bucks :)
10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
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