Alpha Hydrox • 10% AHA Gel • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
At first I thought this was working for me, but then I realized it was breaking me out. It turns out that it's loaded with carrageenan, which gets a 5 on just about every list of pore-clogging cosmetic ingredients I've seen. My breakout wasn't terrible, but I'm still done with this. I might try it on my scaly elbows, but it's not going anywhere near my face again. I guess I have to keep looking for a good exfoliant.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
For three months now, I have used this product every other night, alternating with the Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ.
Results: Day two, dead skin balled up in the shower and rolled off. For a few weeks, I had bouts of mild flakiness. Then, MARKED improvement in overall skin coloration and texture. Sunspots and acne scars are fading, and patchy redness/flakiness is gone. I'm just starting to see a definite softening of the fine lines around my eyes. No breakouts in three months. Improvement continues with time.
Unexpected result 1: I have very fair Irish skin with the beginnings of rosacea. I started slowly on this gel, expecting stinging. There was a little at first, now there's none. The gel format seems better for ultra-sensitive skin than the lotions are. Also, it doesn't have that characteristic spoiled-milk smell.
Unexpected result 2: I started rubbing the excess into the back of my hands, figuring it would help combat sun damage there too. I've had problem (creeping, ragged, out-of-control) cuticles all my life. No more! My nailbeds actually look pretty now, with no further maintenance. Can't stop staring!
Would I buy again? Yes! I've bought tubes for my mother and sister as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU ARE ACNE PRONE. IT CONTAINS SEA KELP (CARAGEENAN), WHICH IS HIGHLY COMEDOGENIC!!! I used this for the first two weeks in January. Oh my!! I have never had such a bad breakout!! Worse than the OCM breakout I had just finally cleared up from when I decided to try this. It has been over a month since I stopped using this and my skin is still horribly broken out. I know it was this stuff. It literally clogged every pore on my face. The worst thing is that they are not normal pimples, they are all like cysts that I am waiting to come to a head and turn into a giant inflamed pimple . I have several new scars and I am terribly disapointed with this product. I gave it to my hubby (his skin is not as sensitive as mine) and he had been using it since I stopped with no negative effects, just positive. Still though, I am very upset that this is marketed to people who are acne prone but has something that rates as a five (worst) on the comedogenic scale. I have started to use acne.org's AHA+ the last two night's along with Paula's BHA liquid in the daytime in hopes that they will help get my skin under control again. It is too soon to tell yet though. I am hoping..............
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was so so dissappointed! I reallly wanted this to work for me, after reading all the positive reviews. I gave this a looong time before I realized it was breaking me out. I finally found a great skin regimen that keeps my skin clear with my clarisonic and jojoba oil. I thought using this would help it even more and give me smooth skin. In the beginning I thought i was purging, but after weeks, it didn't stop! finally as soon as I stopped using it, my skin started calming down. This gave me congested clogged pores, and i even got a few painful pimples, which I never get, not even during my period. I was surprised it didn't work for me because I don't really have sensitive skin, so I don't break out from products usually. It was also a bit pricey, I bought it for around $11 for a little tube. I would say, beware if you have sensitive skin! this might not be the best for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This broke me out. I kept wondering why my skin was looking more and more congested the longer i used it. Then i discovered that sea kelp extract is very comedogenic. Stopped using this and switched to the soufflee which was 100 times better- cleared me up and made the texture of my skin unbelievably smooth. My advice is to avoid this if you are acne prone.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I fell for the reviews. Even bought the "purging" baloney. My skin was in relatively good shape but I bought this product hoping to refine it. However, after a month, it is in worse shape than years. Red and white bumps all over; really rough skin; zits like I thought I'd gotten rid of; scarring. I cannot believe how ineffective--and actually damaging--this stuff is.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use this product in combination with the souffle. The gel works great for oily skin and it has cleared up my acne completely. The hole on the tube is too large, so be careful because too much gel comes out when you unscrew the lid. I wish I would have discovered Alpha Hydrox product 20 years ago. I will purchase this product again...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this for my acne + post-acne hyperpigmentation. I stuck with it for over 3 months after reading about the purging process here. Well... the "purging" never stopped and I have almost 20 new post-acne marks on my chin - an area in which I never had acne before applying this product. I bought the Foaming Face Wash as well, which I now use as a makeup brush cleaner. The ridiculously high overall rating for this product was really too good to be true :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product line including the cleanser, the Retinol cream and the 12% AHA Souffle. I was using Proactiv for the past nine plus years and it wasn't doing much justice for my sensitive acne prone oily skin. I was also getting to the point where fine lines and wrinkles is something I want to avoid getting or at least being as noticeable. I cannot praise the whole product line plus it is so much more affordable. The only bad thing is you have to either order it directly from the company or on drugstore.com. The Retinol cream has made a definite improvement in the overall texture of my skin. I use this about five nights a week and the 12% AHA two nights a week. In addition, I use the 10% oil free AHA after cleansing in the am. I highly recommend all Alpha Hydrox products for those looking to prevent premature lines and wrinkles and avoid breakouts.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Been using this for a week for my oily, acne-prone skin. seems to really be reducing the appearance of pores and getting rid of acne. Having purging only around the sides of my mouth. Been using twice a day which seems to be too drying. tried the Souffle last night for the first time, which was last drying. went to the Alpha Hydrox website and ordered all the products recommended for my skin type.