04.03.2013
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Moisturizing Body Wash
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12 fl. oz. for $7.49
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products
Last Updated:04.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This is a good water-soluble body wash that's best for normal to oily skin from the neck down. Although the company included the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) glycolic acid, its benefit in a cleanser is negligible because you rinse it from your skin before it has a chance to work. Still, the price is great and the formula isn't overly fragranced.

Note: Even though glycolic acid in a body wash isn't going to exfoliate like a leave-on body lotion with this AHA, the low pH of the body wash means you shouldn't use it on delicate areas, including the genital region.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Cleanses thoroughly without drying skin or leaving a residue.
  • Doesn't have an overpowering fragrance.
Cons:
  • Amount of glycolic acid and pH level of this body wash can make it irritating to use on sensitive areas such as the genitals.
  • Contact with skin is too brief for the glycolic acid to function as an exfoliant.
Claims

Indulge your skin with this rich, luxurious formula that cleanses, exfoliates, moisturizes, conditions, soothes and rejuvenates. Formulated for gentle, soap-free cleansing. Leaves skin feeling healthy, soft, clean and revitalized.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cocamide DEA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Vera Gel, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide MEA, Laureth 10, Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-4, Green No.3

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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