I get zits on my bun and this is the only thing to ever get it off
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This product has an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.
When using your product for the first time, you may need to “prime” the dispenser. To prime, simply pump the dispenser slowly about 10-15 times. If the dispenser stops working at any time, simply repeat the "priming" step. Do not attempt to dismantle the package.
Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: This product contains 5% glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.
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Ratings & Reviews
I get zits on my bun and this is the only thing to ever get it off
Great formulation delivering he benefits of AHA without dryness. My skin in smoother and more even textured, much better than other brands I have used in the past which are too drying.
I love, love, love this product! You benefit from immediate softened skin. It does have a non-perfume scent, but it isn't a deterrant for me not to use. Besides, I do not have people smelling my face, but my perfume instead. If the 8 a 10% AHA effects adversely on uber sensitive skin, this might be the exfoliant for you.
My skin is combo/oily and this works perfectly for me. After one use you see smoother skin-w/o stinging or irritation. I use it every morning after cleansing and before SPF + foundation/bb cream. It's light, absorbs quickly, and doesn't disturb makeup at all.
I use this product every now and then and specially when I know that I will not be exposing myself to the sun in the next couple of days, just to avoid as much UV exposure as possible while the skin heals (I still use sunscreen while indoors). I have combination skin, and this product helps even the skin tone around my cheeks and lips very effectively. I can see a major difference by the next morning, when the skin looks radiant, more supple and even. I have been able to use this product several days in a row, but if I extend the use for too many days, I may start to see some redness and irritation. I have assessed that this product works best for me if I apply it every three days or so. I really feel like this is a very effective, yet mild, formulation, but it is always advised for anyone trying an AHA for the first time to do a patch test first and take it slowly on the first applications.
I am a big fan of this product and use it every day after cleansing. I am very sensitive to retinols and don't use them - they are just too irritating. While this can't do the same as a retinol, it does help with exfoliate and cell turnover and keep my skin looking pretty good. It doesn't work miracles but it's a good, non-irritating product if you want chemical exfoliation and can't tolerate retinols. I've been using it for many years now.
I got a sample of this with a re-purchase of my favorite PC serum. My skin had been looking dull (hence my decision to re-purchase the serum), and really needed something extra. In addition to dullness, my pores were looking larger than usual in the t-zone and I was feeling like I had texture issues. I used this one night and woke up the next day to a much-improved texture and smaller pores. This product did what it claimed to do. I have sensitive skin but I experienced absolutely no irritation and no redness. I also have dry skin, and after application, my skin felt supple and moisturized. I usually experience angry, tight skin post-AHA use, but this is really gentle enough to use daily, while still being effective enough to make a difference. I plan to purchase the full size in the near future.
My face loves this. Strong enough to make a difference I can feel, but balanced such that I get no irritation whatsoever. Worth every penny.
I decided to give this a try to improve my enlarged pores on my nose and generally give my complexion a "lift". From the start I liked the color and scent of the product. I use it after cleansing and before moisturizing. I had recently scarred my self (laceration) and was feeling down about the color of the scar. Anyway, two weeks in and I can see and feel the difference. My skin tone is more even and the pores on my nose are smaller and look, well, cleaner. I will continue to use it on the scar - I'm not sure if it will fade it or even it out, but it isn't making it worse and because the rest of my skin has improved so much, the scar is starting to worry me less. I love this product and will continue to use it.
Chula Vista, CA
I'm really enjoying this product. I started on retin-a .5% after getting a big scare about how much my skin has aged in the last few years (I've hit my 40s, moved to a dry cooler climate, and I've been exposed to a lot of pore-enlarging building dust while building a house recently). I've slowly worked up to retin-a every 2nd night, and this is the perfect product to use on alternate nights - it's light, mild, but still gives visibly smoother, softer and more glowing skin the next morning. Eventually I hope to work up to higher regular AHAs (I have a travel bottle of the 8% gel) but for now this is perfect to gently introduce my skin to a new way of doing things! If my skin is feeling up to it I can also wear it during the day under sunscreen. I definitely recommend for anyone wanting to ease into using AHAs.