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Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula 1.7 fl oz (50 ml)

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If you're looking for a concentrated alpha hydroxy acid product that won't clog your pores with excessive moisturizers, here's your answer: an Oil-Free Gel that packs a serious dose of glycolic acid (one of the most effective AHAs on the market), plus natural ingredients like red sea kelp, green tea, and vitamin B-5. This powerful combination helps nourish skin while working to rid complexion-dulling flakes and roughness.

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Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz
 
4.5

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Effective (45)
  • Not greasy (35)
  • Absorbs quickly (32)
  • Goes on smoothly (31)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (31)
  • Bedtime (22)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (22)
  • Moderate acne (18)
  • After shower/bath (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Its been 2 months and WOW!

Okay - I've been using this product for over 2 months now and its AWESOME!
Im currently pushing 39, I have good skin overall, very fine lines around the eyes... most...Read complete review

Okay - I've been using this product for over 2 months now and its AWESOME!
Im currently pushing 39, I have good skin overall, very fine lines around the eyes... most people are shocked when I tell them my age, they say I look 33. :o)

However, I've been fighting large pores and adult acne since the age of 28. Not small breakout's either! I get those large disfiguring bumps that sometimes last until "Eve" makes her next monthly appearance. Often times I'm still healing from last months breakout when a new one starts.
Those odd times when my breakouts healed and I had at least a week of 'flat' skin, I could still see small white bumps under the skin on my chin when I pulled my skin taught or looked in a magnifying mirror.
My chin never really felt "clean" even though I washed it twice a day.

Since the age of 28, I've had to "hide" a blemish (or 2,3 or 4) on my face.
I've had to deal with 'bad make-up days' when my foundation just didn't wear right because of oil.
Bottom line: I've had to get up every morning for the last 10 years and see 'something wrong' with my face.

Since I've been using this product, those small tiny bumps are finally gone. Seriously!
I've had ONE large and painful bump show up but it was gone within a week(rather than two weeks to go down, two more weeks to disappear).
My pores-right between my nose and cheek-were large, not huge, but large enough to bug me.
Using this AHA treatment has made my skin less oily, thus my pores are smaller. The fine lines around my eyes are finer and the lines (much deeper than eyes) on my forehead are less noticeable.
I use the AHA Treatment daily, after I wash in the morning; before I apply make up. I've found it keeps my make-up matte and helps it last longer & my husband always comments how good my make-up looks now.

I absolutely LOVE AHA Oil Free Treatment

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"A little goes a Long Way"

I used this product about 10yrs ago, had Great results but couldn't find it in stores any more. My skin started to lose its Glow, and started to get oily again. I searched...Read complete review

I used this product about 10yrs ago, had Great results but couldn't find it in stores any more. My skin started to lose its Glow, and started to get oily again. I searched the internet and I found it, I ordered and began using it again about 3 weeks ago. At first, I had an allergic reaction to it, so I backed off of it for 1week. After the rash went away, I resumed usage again, but now I mix it with a moisturizer and I haven't had any more problems(so far) with the products. My skin is starting to GLOW again, the texture and pores in my skin is beginning to tighten and I think I'm starting to Fall in Love with it again. Be careful, if you have senstive skin, use very little, and start every other day, be sure to apply moisturizer and you should be o.k.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great For Smooth Skin

By Thomas

from Raleigh, NC

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Absorbing
  • Greaseless

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Even complexion

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

    I've used this for years. People always comment that I look years younger

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice and gentle

    By ss

    from New Orleans, LA

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

      The gel is very easy to apply, and it works fine with other moisturizers. It is gentle to me and does not irritate my skin.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a great glycolic acid product.

      By Frugal book lady

      from Southeastern Ohio

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

          I'm in my 40's, have oily skin, and use this daily to help my skin look fresh. There are lots of glycolic acid products out there, but why pay for others when this works so well? I love this product because it absorbs quickly and makes my skin looks nice. I hope they never stop making it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Would buy again

          By Peachypanda

          from san jose, ca

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

            Been using this product at night for two weeks. I can already see the results! I suffer from acne at 26 years old. With this product, my skin has cleared without having to use benzoyl peroxide daily. Skin also feels smoother. I was comfortable to go out without any makeup on yesterday thanks to this product.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still Happy With It - Since 1990

            By Blackthorne

            from San Antonio, TX

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Even Tone
            • Reduces Fine Lines
            • Smoother Skin

            Cons

            • Might Sting A Little

            Best Uses

            • Anti-aging
            • Exfoliation

            Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

            I've been using Alpha Hydrox in conjunction with Tretinoin since 1990. Over the years, it has helped keep my skin smooth and healthy.

            I use Tretinoin at night, and use the Apha Hydrox in the morning, after my shower. I also mix the Alpha Hydrox with my moisturizer and base makeup. I have very sensitive skin, so at morning application I do experience a little bit of stinging and redness... but it is only for a few minutes.

            The Alpha Hydrox has effectively helped in the exfoliation of dead skin, especially as I have become older and the dead skin seems to be more difficult to remove.

            My dermatologist says I have very healthy skin for a woman of 50, and people do say I look like I'm in my thirties. I can't say this is due solely to the Alpha Hydrox, but I can say it has definitely helped.

            It's been a couple of decades, and I am still happy with it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works!!!

            By Jen

            from Denver, CO

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Does not irritate skin
            • Truly Unscented
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Sun Damage

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

              I was worried that this would dry my skin out, but it didn't at all. I feel a slight tickle around my nose so I try to avoid that area. I have had breakouts off and on since age 20 (I'm now 38). I tried everything. My biggest problem was that the other products would dry out my skin, hardening the surface layers of my skin and causing more breakouts, so I frequently used a scrub. The scrub worked for a while, but the daily scrubbing started to irritate my skin causing even more breakouts. This product gently exfoliates my skin leaving it clear and so smooth and soft. I'm amazed. I've been using it for a month, twice a day. I use the foaming face wash by the same company and it is so gentle. I love that these products are fragrance-free. I've also noticed that the sun damage from a summer in Florida and the high altitude of Colorado is disappearing. No more discoloration. Fortunately, I don't have too many wrinkles yet, so I don't know how it would work for fine lines. The only thing that's not so great about this product is the packaging and the consistency. So thin it should be in a pump. One final note: you must use sunscreen with this product. They recommend at least spf 15, but if you live in a sunny place and you spend lots of time outdoors like me, you better use at least spf 30.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              definite improvement

              By km

              from DC

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

                using it nightly, tho sometimes skip a night when skin feels too dry. have fair skin that is only slightly sensitive. had no trouble with redness/peeling. skin tone has really improved, pores around nose smaller, really impressed with the results. havent had a break out since started using this product. we'll see how much it dries my skin out during the winter months, may have to find a better moisturizer.

                 
                5.0

                i love it

                By skin perfection

                from Hedgesville WV

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Hydrates Skin
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

                  i love this product because it does'nt clog your pores and it gives you a glow

                   
                  5.0

                  This product works for me

                  By Cheryl

                  from Corona, CA

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Helps with exfoliation

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

                    I use this product at night after cleansing.
                    I feel it helps the skin to exfoliate more effectively.

                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did absolutely nothing to me.

                    By 6fifi6

                    from temple city, ca

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula, 1.7 fl oz:

                        I was hoping this product can fade a little of my acne scars and reduce my smile lines. I've been using it for 2 weeks and it's done NOTHING to me. I mean NOTHING AT ALL. Scars and lines remain the same. Not sure if 2 weeks is too short to tell, however, I don't see any kind of change in my face. I guess I'm just grateful that at least it doesn't irritate my skin and cause more problems.

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