AHA Souffle includes 12% glycolic acid formulated at a pH of 4, which makes this effective for exfoliation. The lightweight but substantial-feeling cream base is basic, although a few antioxidants are included, which is a nice touch (and since this product now comes packaged in a tube rather than a jar they will remain stable during use). This is an effective, fragrance-free AHA option for normal to dry skin.
A lightweight, non-greasy formula; the ultimate in powerful, natural exfoliation. Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, smoothes, softens & restores skin. Preserves firmness and prevent free radicals from breaking skin down. In a matter of days, your skin will begin to look younger & more radiant.
Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Stearic Acid, PEG-40 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polysorbate 60, Steareth 2, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Green Tea Extract, Panthanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Imidazolidinyl Urea,BHT
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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I have very picky, combination skin with the beginnings of rosacea. BHA and I do not get along at all, but I love this exfoliant. My skin feels smoother and looks less flaky and congested after using.
very good product and is effective, skin is noticeable softer however it can be drying so i additionally use another moisturizer on top
for its value i will buy again
I just found out about this product and am so glad I did. I have been using Clinique Dark Spot Corrector along with other expensive brands to get rid of dark acne marks. I also have large pores. I have only been using this for 3 days and the spots I've been trying to get ride of is almost gone. I can't believe how clear my face is. I only use it at night and in the morning my face definitely glows. I am going to recommend this to my mom.
I picked up this product for my mom. She loves it. Just one use has made a noticeable difference in her face. We both noticed her skin looks more even and is glowing. Because it is 12% AHA, it's probably best to use this once a week especially when first using this product. I recommend anyone who's interested in an AHA to check out this great product.
I have been using AHA Soufflé daily in the AM under an SPF 30 moisturizer, and another highly rated retinol product in the PM for approaching 3 months now, and I am so pleased with the results. My skin is much softer and noticeably brighter than before I began using it. It is not a magic eraser of fine lines, but the lines on my face, particularly my forehead where they are deepest, have a much softer look to them and are less noticeable. Good stuff!
I have been using this for years. I didn't know that it was okay to use everyday until recently. I found that my skin looked SO much better the morning after I used it. It appeared so much less "dull", and even seemed radiant. My skin is not in the best condition, but this makes it look and feel so much better. I'm using it every day now, and it is even better. I don't like the smell, but it doesn't linger. I highly recommend!
This is a good AHA exfoliant that has a few extra goodies. BTW, this is no longer in jar packaging, it's been changed to an opaque tube!
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