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Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash 6 fl oz (177 ml)

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This wonderfully sudsy foaming cleanser gently but thoroughly removes every trace of dirt and makeup to leave skin refreshed and totally clean. It's soap-free, alcohol-free, and pH balanced, which means dry complexions can use it without any fear of stripping natural oils. Yet oily skin can also benefit, since this cool wash doesn't pack any of the pore-clogging moisturizers that can contribute to acne.

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Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz
 
4.6

(based on 310 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (245)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (199)
  • Gentle (194)
  • Balances skin (132)
  • Improves skin texture (125)
  • Not greasy (120)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Bad smell (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (132)
  • All skin types (103)
  • Combination skin (77)
  • Sensitive skin (71)
  • Oily skin (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (126), Brand buyer (81), Quality oriented (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My #1 choice

I've been using Alpha Hydrox products on and off since I first discovered the label in my early 20's (some umpteen years ago.) It's been hard to find OTC in my area...Read complete review

I've been using Alpha Hydrox products on and off since I first discovered the label in my early 20's (some umpteen years ago.) It's been hard to find OTC in my area going on a decade now, which accounts for the usually short "off" time in between uses, so I have to order it. That's a bit of a pain but well worth the effort.

Every morning, while in the shower, I wash my face with Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash (a pea-sized drop in your hand, on a face brush, puff or washcloth is enough to do your whole face and neck so one bottle of this product will last you forever!) Sometimes I follow that up with a toner but not always (it depends, but when I do chose to use it, I like using Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner.) Then I tap on an all over eye product (DHC Eye Bright is a good one but so far it has not been made available from this site.) I follow that up with Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion (also a fantastic product.) I finish off with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock (anything over SPF 30 is a waste of time.) At night I wash my face with AH Foaming Face Wash, maybe use a toner (maybe not), tap on an eye product and finish up with AH Enhanced Lotion. AH also has a fantastic Night Replenishing Cream and Oxygenated Moisturizer .. either of which could be applied at night over the Enhanced Lotion.

I love AH and honestly don't know what I would do without their products!

If asked, the absolute best advice I could give is to 1) Educate yourself, research your products, read labels, and don't be afraid to mix and match, 2) Use SPF year 'round, and 3) Give Alpha Hydrox a chance.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be Careful

I bought this cleanser because of all the great reviews and recommendation for combination skin. I started using this twice a day along with the oil free lotion in the morning and cream at...Read complete review

I bought this cleanser because of all the great reviews and recommendation for combination skin. I started using this twice a day along with the oil free lotion in the morning and cream at night. After a week and a half my face started to develop a red bumpy rash all over my forehead and cheeks. I am not sure if it is the cleanser of the lotions but it is drying out my skin and causing an ugly irratation on my skin. I am now going to use it every other day with my cetaphil cream and cleanser and see if the red bumpy rash clears up. I would recommend using this every other day until you can see if your skin is sensetive to it.

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5.0

Love it

By BeachyKeen

from Alabama

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

    This is one of several Alpha Hydrox items I've tried and this definitely stays in my routine(I also really like the Oil Free Formula Treatment!). I've been using it consistently for over a year now. This facewash is great for taking off my makeup and does not make my face feel tight or dry afterwards yet it rinses clean and doesn't leave a film. I have sensitive combination/oily skin and haven't had any reactions or breakouts from this at all. I personally would love a larger bottle because this only lasts me a little over a month, I'm not knocking the rating though since I probably use it more than most..I use it every morning and twice at night(once to remove makeup and then again using my Clarisonic).
    I'm unsure why other reviewers listed smell as a con. It doesnt stink..I don't really notice a smell, its not perfumed so any smell is from ingredients.
    When I initially purchased this, I assumed it had Glycolic Acid in it but it does NOT, kind of confusing given the name and nature of this brand. Also note, facewashes should never have treatment ingredients anyways because they wouldn't stay on your face long enough to work, however this IS ph balanced and prepares my skin for other treatments I apply afterwards.

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By K

    from Los Angeles

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

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    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

      This helped clear up my skin in about a week. It's a very gentle cleanser that I forget it's an AHA one. I'm very surprised how such a quality, ph balancing product can be so inexpensive.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for Acne and Uneven Skin

      By Uneven Ally

      from Minnesota

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

        I am very pleasantly surprised by this product! I've used expensive products for years and still struggled with adult acne. This product cleared my skin very quickly and it's a third of the cost of the other products I used to use. I've gotten so many compliments about my skin since using this. I use it with the toner, lotion and spot skin lightener. I'm African American and my skin is prone to scarring. The Alpha Hydroxy products have been great!

         
        5.0

        Cleans with drying out your skin

        By Spot

        from Savannah, GA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

          I use this product in the shower daily, face is clear and not died out. The bottle is easy to use with a flip out lid.

           
          5.0

          Nice

          By Aimee

          from Switzerland, Europe

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

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          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

            Im on my 3rd bottle and i really like this cleanser. Its cheap and effective has a mild scent does lather nicely removes dirt and make up without leaving any kind of residue. Would definately recommend this cleanser to acne prone or oily skin but other skin types could use this too.

             
            5.0

            Great stuff!

            By MelanieZ

            from Jeffersonville, Indiana

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

              I have extremely oily skin and this seems to helped cut down on the oil. It cleans really well and my face doesn't feel dried out afterwards. Love this stuff!

               
              5.0

              Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash

              By mammyof9

              from No.Andover, MA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

                I use it daily, morning and night as a cleanser.

                 
                5.0

                Great gentle cleanser

                By Pharmfem

                from SoCal

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                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

                  This cleanser is gentle, oil-free, foaming, and really works to cleanse the face without drying or leaving a residue. I've used it for years, and it works just as well as the ones that cost twice as much. I have no complaints, and buy multiple bottles at a time. Even though I use high end toners, moisturizers, and cosmetics, this is still my favorite cleanser.

                   
                  4.0

                  excellent, easy to use

                  By tooth fairy

                  from IL

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Every 2nd Day

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

                  Inexpensive and effective way to improve skin quality.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This one's a keeper!

                  By kcbtjv

                  from washington

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, 6 fl oz:

                    I bought this product for years at my drugstore before it disappeared from the shelves. I was glad to find it here because it works on my sensitive skin without being too harsh. It sheds dry, dead cells, leaving my skin feeling really clean. I've had people comment on how good my skin looks after I've used it. I wouldn't suggest its use more than a couple of times a week, tops, if you have sensitive skin. And, I always follow up with a good moisturizer.

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