Alpha Hydrox 10% AHA Gel

4.0

219 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Green Tea Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

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.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

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.


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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...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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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 :(


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, 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.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

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.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This has replaced my beloved souffle. I loved the smooth texture my skin had after using the souffle, but I kept getting breakouts after a year of usage. I decided to try the gel and see if it would help keep my skin acne-free. After several months of usage, I can finally say that my skin has never been better! The breakouts are gone, and I'm left with clean, glowing skin! I use this in the a.m. and have found that it works fine under my make-up. I am so glad I decided to give this a try! It has improved my skin dramatically!
EDIT: I have switched over to acne.org's AHA product. For me, that works better than the others I've tried. But this is still a good alternative.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product can be pretty effective at exfoliating dry skin when used with a moisturizing lotion on top. I had used it alone to try and get rid of dry patches left by a benzoyl peroxide treatment and it made my dryness worse. I tried it again and layered an oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin on top after the AHA gel dried. This morning my dry patches were gone after my washed my face with cleanser + a washcloth. I probably won't repurchase though as I will look for a moisturizing lotion with AHA to save me the extra step.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I used to use the AHA soufflé but stopped to try this for my combo skin and for my arms/back. I actually have the men's version which has the SAME ingredients as the women's version which comes in a 6 oz bottle, not a tube, for 11.99. I ordered it from the company itself www.neotericcosmetics.com/alpha and they ship for free if you ordered 35$ or more. They also had a special so I got two for less than 11$, a pretty awesome deal! The product itself is great and for a glycolic acid product that is inexspensive, it's even better! Glycolic acid has done wonders to my complexion and I don't even have to wear makeup at times. Just some good cleanser and this to soak up at night and SPF 30 in am.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel


I really like this product and the price can’t be beat. I tried it a few years back and really did not use it long enough to see the effects. I recently decided to add this back into my skin care routine and I must say my skin is really glowing. I haven’t been this happy with my skin in a very long time. I do not use this alone but under my regular moisturizer. I have been using in the AM only as I still have another gel based nighttime product I need to use up in the PM. But it is a high priced version of this gel.
Overall, I’m not sure if it is just this product but the combination of products is really helping even out my skin tone, min. break outs and provides a great glow.
I have normal to dry skin.
The products I use:
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Cream
Alpha Hydrox Oil Free Gel
Clarins Toning Lotion Dry/Normal Skin (yellow one)
Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream – is the best (!) and worth every penny.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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