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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Really wanted it to work
from San Diego, CA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about 8% AHA Gel - 3.3 oz:
I had really high hopes for this as I heard it was great to help prevent wrinkles and just good anti-aging. However, it caused me to have the worst breakout i have ever had, I occasionally get a pimple here and there, but i had so many new pimples 3 days after using this, and they still have not healed. In the past I would never really get andy painful whiteheads, but this gave me terrible whiteheads. Overall I wouldn't recommend this due to the terrible results on my skin.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from Philadelphia, PA
About Me Beauty Conscious
I've used (and enjoyed) the 5% AHA for years, but decided to up my game with the 8%. I have normal - sensitive skin that is not particularly acne prone. I use the AHAs as a general exfoliant for brighter skin, not really to fight acne. I used this entire bottle (one application in the AM daily, occasional application in the evenings - not every night) and did not find that it seemed to do much of anything. I think it was lightly exfoliating my skin, but I didn't notice anything beyond what the 5% does (no WOW moments) and it does not come with the added benefit of the great texture of the 5%. I also used it on my (dry, patchy) elbows and KP and didn't see any improvement there either. In general, this could be helpful for those of you with oily skin (it soaks in and is non greasy) that doesn't pair well with the 5%, but beyond that I don't recommend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Works for me
from los angeles, ca
I love this product.I feel like my skin tone is brighter and cleaner after using this.Recommanded to my friends and all like this.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Smoothed skin surface overnight
from Los Angles, CA
I am in the process of sampling all the PC exfoliators to find the right ones for me, and recently used two high-concentration AHA's: Resist Weekly (10% AHA) and Skin Perfecting (8% AHA).Both Resist Weekly and Skin Perfecting had similar properties when applied: viscous liquid texture spread easily without being too thin or drippy, inoffensive scent, tingled when applied, became slightly sticky when "dry". Both tangibly reduced the roughness of my skin overnight.If I were to choose based on specifications, I would give a slight edge to Resist Weekly due to its higher level of anti-aging ingredients and slightly more AHA concentration. I think Skin Perfecting is a high enough AHA concentration that I would also consider it a weekly or bi-weekly treatment, and it might be better for those who need just a tad less AHA. Based on price, Skin Perfecting is the more budget friendly of the two. Frankly, based on my short-lived experience, I think it is difficult to go wrong with either.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not for everyone
By Sun Damaged Dame
from Orange County, CA
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.
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, as well as recommend a product that might work better for your skin type.
(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.
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!
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I LOVE THIS STUFF
By Kat the Gym Rat
from Temecula, CA
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.