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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not for everyone
By Sun Damaged Dame
from Orange County, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about 8% AHA Gel - 3.3 oz:
I began using this product in the hopes that it would eliminate my closed comedones, decrease PIH, minimize the size of the Sebaceous Filaments on my nose, and generally improve my skin's texture. I have dry, somewhat sensitive skin that is typically free of acne (with a few hormonal exceptions). This product was simply not for me. I found that my skin texture became rougher with this product and I actually had more breakouts. My face became red and irritated, even when I cut down use to only two days a week. After cutting this product out of my routine my skin cleared and improved within 5 days. I will not be using this product again. If you have sensitive skin this may not be for you. I hope to find a different AHA (perhaps at a lower concentration) that will help with my skin concerns.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful alternative to BHA
from Chicago, IL
I recently discovered that I'm allergic to aspirin and -- thanks to PC website -- should therefore stop using salicylic acid. I've used PC's BHA for past few years because of my skin type (oily, some breakouts), but had to experiment with strength and frequency because I often had flaky skin after use. I just started using this product as an alternative, and I love it! No flakes and my skin is so smooth. It's exfoliating beautifully and I've been able to use it twice per day. A wonderful alternative to those allergic to aspirin or if you have oily skin with large pores and occasional breakouts but get flaky from BHA.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Product, But...
I have acne-prone combination skin with hormonal cystic acne showing it's ugly face sometimes around the jawline going down to the chin & neck area. My cheeks have also become dryer as I age.I discovered PC Products when I was thinking of purchasing Proactive+ but as I did some research, her products continued to come up with great reviews. I know that Paula and her team say that you do not need both a BHA (best for acne-prone working underneath the skin) & an AHA (surface layer) but I seem to differ. Bryan Barron, who is an integral part of the Paula Research Team, uses both and has nothing bad to say about his experience so I went ahead and first tried a sample and fell in love with it. I then purchased this full-size AHA Gel.I do NOT use this everyday. I use my 2% BHA 2x a day and then I will skip my night application of the 2% BHA with this 8% AHA about 2 times a week and it works great. I feel no need to use it more than that but as I age, I am sure my applications will increase. I have also noticed more smoother skin using this because of it exfoliating the surface cells. I have also noticed it fading the leftover red marks from my cystic acne which has become a concern of mine.The word "but" in my title of this review has to do with me being money conscious. Beautypedia gives the brand Alpha Hydrox 5 stars. I went and purchased the Alpha Hydrox 10% Oil-Free Gel and it works for me. I also just found out that ULTA is discontinuing to carry this line so I went and bought what was left. After all supplies are diminished, the only way to purchase is online. With me being money conscious & deciding which OTC brands work for me, this will then allow me to purchase MORE PC PRODUCTS!
Where have you been from my life !
By Maryom albloushi
from New castle , delware
First of all , i want to say that i care about my skin more than anything , i spend $$ on moisturizers, serums , oils .. EtcMy skin is very dry and sensitive, lately i tried a korean exfoliantCaused me small red bumps , and i normally get a pimple once in month Anyway , these bumps never went away , I changed my skin routine, applied raw honey on my face and much more , nothing worked Thanks to my cousin, she told me about pc exfoliants and her skin got so much better .I decided to take a sample first , and after 3 days , those red bumps were gone !! Like literally gone All i have now is dark spots which I caused them by squeezing
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from San Francisco, CA
I regularly use the 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant once in the morning and once at night. I wanted to incorporate the 8% AHA gel into my nightly regimen since it is supposed to stimulate collagen production. After the first use I noticed an improvement in softness but after a few weeks I started breaking out and having clogged pores on my chin. Once I stopped using the 8% AHA gel and went back to the 2% BHA liquid my skin cleared up again. I know other people love this product so it just must not be right for my skin. This is disappointing because I would rather have spent the money on another bottle of the 2% BHA Liquid, which is amazing!
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I LOVE THIS STUFF
By Kat the Gym Rat
from Temecula, CA
About Me Minimalist
I love all PC products, really. I used to use the 2% only, and thought it was time to raise the intensity. So I recently got this and I'm seeing great results! Along with other PC products that I am using I see a significant reduction in the pigmentation left from old acne.It may irritate your skin on the first use, only because it is a higher percentage of Glycolic Acid, however my skin did well after the second use and I haven't had any sensitivity to it thereafter.
This stuff is AMAZING!
By Kaiden's Mom
I am 45 years old and recently started using Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid daily. I noticed a difference after about 1 week of use. Since the result were so great with that, I decided to add the 8% AHA gel to my regimen. I noticed a difference in 2 days! My skin is smoother and my dark spots are starting to fade after 1 week of use. I love these two products and will continue to use both of them together.
(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Rock Hill,SC
This caused such horrible breakouts. It made me want to cry and hide my head in a bag. The moment I stopped using it my face started to improve. Also it did not work well under makeup. I thought this was going to be my miracle product but it was not to be.
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Richmond, VA
I bought this because the Resist 5% AHA Daily Smoothing treatment was out of stock. Used it for probably about 2 months nightly. I have sensitive combination skin that is prone to dryness and breakouts, and I found this to be a little drying. It does not leave my skin feeling as soft as the Resist 5%, nor did it seem to do much to control breakouts. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. I suspect it's just not the right product for me, so I'll be sticking to my usual once it's back in stock.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from Louisville, KY
I bought this when my Resist daily smoothing treatment with 5% AHA was out of stock and I was told that the 8% AHA gel was the only substitute that could be offered. Wow! I couldn't believe the difference the next morning. It really is clearing the small dots of discoloration (from old break-outs) and clearing the blackheads on my nose area. I also had tiny whiteheads in the crease of my chin, below my lips, which have been there forever and this gel is clearing them out. I love this stuff and have permanently switched.