Tested on animals:No
Alpha Skin Care's Essential Renewal Gel 10% Glycolic Acid is a bona fide beauty bargain! Its lightweight texture is an especially great find for anyone with normal to combination/oily skin seeking an AHA exfoliant.
True to claims, the 10% glycolic acid (AHA) really can help diminish fine lines and reveal softer, smoother skin. The formula also contains beneficial anti-agers such as green tea extract and panthenol (vitamin B5).
Housed in an opaque squeeze tube, the silky gel base blends effortlessly into skin and absorbs quickly for a non-greasy, non-tacky finish. Very nice esthetics, indeed!
Much to our delight, Alpha Skin Care formulated this product in the appropriate pH (4.1) for the glycolic acid to function effectively as a leave-on exfoliant. (It's surprising how many brands don't get that right.)
Among its many benefits, the glycolic acid in this fragrance-free formula helps reduce signs of sun damage and concerns like dryness, as well as wrinkles. (Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, 2012 and Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2010)
Keep in mind that if you have oily skin accompanied by blackheads and breakouts, salicylic acid (BHA) is a more effective ingredient to treat those issues, but otherwise Essential Renewal Gel 10% Glycolic Acid is a great option to consider. Those with dry skin can use this product but will want to follow up with moisturizer for added hydration.
- 10% glycolic acid helps diminish fine lines and reveal softer, smoother skin.
- Fragrance-free formula contains green tea extract and vitamin B5 for additional anti-aging benefits.
- Lightweight gel texture works beautifully for normal to combination/oily skin.