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Oil-Free Formula 10% Glycolic AHA Anti-Wrinkle
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1.7 fl. oz. for $10.99
Category:Skin Care > AHA Exfoliants > AHA
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:No
pH:4.00
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Oil-Free Formula features 10% glycolic acid at a pH of 4 in a lightweight gel base that is indeed oil-free. This is an excellent option for those with oily to very oily skin seeking an AHA product. Keep in mind that if your oily skin is accompanied by blackheads and blemishes, BHA (salicylic acid) offers a greater benefit.

Claims

Helps restore youthful, healthy, radiant-looking skin.

Ingredients

Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Green Tea Extract, Carrageenan (Sea Kelp Extract), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer

Brand Overview

Alpha Hydrox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good selection of well-priced, effective AHA products utilizing glycolic acid; also excels with skin-lightening and retinol products; a small but workable selection of cleansers.

Weaknesses:A couple of moisturizers with oxygenating ingredients; reliance on jar packaging for some products with antioxidants.

Known primarily for their well-formulated AHA products, Alpha Hydrox got an impressive image update recently. Although the improvements were more visual and packaging-related than formulary-driven, the fact remains that Alpha Hydrox has a formidable range of effective AHA products, all with definitively researched glycolic acid. Kudos to the company for continuing to be direct about the AHA content (and pH) of their exfoliants, something most other lines selling AHA products prefer to keep a mystery. Should the folks behind this brand choose to go back to the drawing board once again, they would do well to reconsider their current jar packaging if they intend to keep adding antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients to their efficacious but still predominantly basic products. Until then, you can rely on Alpha Hydrox for supplying AHA products that really work, and a few other surprises too, all affordably priced and readily available.

For more information about Alpha Hydrox, call 1-800-447-1919 or visit www.alphahydrox.com.

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03.01.2015
Love!

Absolutely love this! I noticed results immediately upon starting to use this...brighter, smoother, more radiant skin right away. I love that it does not add weight or oil to skin. Alpha Hydrox's prices cannot be beat! I started using their products after reading about them here. Excellent value for excellent products. Thank you so much, Paula, for turning me onto them with your reviews here.

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Valerie H
02.09.2015
best thing ever

Love this stuff! Not drying on my already dry skin at all. My skin is brighter and smoother after using this for two months. I plan on next trying this brands 12% souffle AHA. I really recommend this. Also, Ulta frequently has sales on this brand, including a regular $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon so I often get this for a great price.

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Anonymous
07.11.2014
Good stuff

Non irritating, oil free clear non greasy serum.Tingled at the beginning of using it but at the end of the tube use a couple drops a day with no tingling or stinging. Looking forward to trying the 14% stuff next.

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