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

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Alpha Hydrox® is changing to Alpha™ Skin Care, same great products with new names. Why would we change the name of our beloved Alpha Hydrox?  It’s really pretty simple. We’ve outgrown our name.  Alpha Hydrox began in 1992 with just two products. The name originated from the active ingredient, alpha hydroxy acid.  Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs were new to skin care in the 1990’s.  The name was intended to help consumers know our products had this new ingredient.

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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

VS

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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5.0

This is the Best anti-aging treatment!

By deana by the sea

from Branford, CT

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Have been using this gel for years……works instantly to erase fine lines/wrinkles…skin looks years younger. I apply after facial moisturizer and just seems to seal all and instantly look refreshed and younger!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new go to!!

      By luvs2shop

      from Wariror, AL

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Teen Acne

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

        I am prone to breakouts and enlarged pores and have found over the years one of the things that I need on an everyday basis is a product with AHA. This fits the bill. My skin has not broken out, and my pores are less visible. It feels soothing and hydrating going on, dries in a flash. I can use this with or without moisturizer under makeup. I recommend using twice per day. Once in the morning and once at bedtime after washing my face.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great with a moisturizer over top

        By ARM53

        from Southern California

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Oil-free
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne

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

          This product cleared my adult acne right up, reduced the scarring fairly quickly and makes my skin glow! I am 30 and I was starting to break out quite a bit and was starting to get some scarring. The only draw back is easy to fix - it seriously dries out your skin if used alone, but a couple minutes after applying the oil free AHA lotion I apply an oil free moisturizer over top and it doesn't interfere with the AHA, but keeps my skin moisturized AND acne free and glowing! For my skin, products with oil make me break out worse, but I don't have overly oily skin so I really need that moisturizer. This product has really worked wonders for me, I can't find it in stores and whenever I run out I notice a difference in my skin within a couple days. I only use it at night and that is sufficient for me. I use a foundation with sunscreen and I don't notice any increased sensitivity to the sun.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!!!!

          By Jules2868

          from Columbus, OH

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

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

            Are you kidding me with this stuff? It's AMAZING!!! I am constantly looking for bargain skin care that's effective, and my search has ended with this product! I have used it for only THREE NIGHTS and my skin hasn't looked this good since my 20's. I'm 44 and blessed with oily, acne-prone skin with large pores. My pores are tiny now, no more afternoon shine, and my acne is clearing right before my eyes with no new blemishes forming!! No irritation and my skin feels, soft, smooth and hydrated! Yeah!!!!!

             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Thomas

            from Raleigh, NC

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Removes blemishes

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

            I use this product to lighten dark blemishes caused by shaving.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast delivery

             
            4.0

            Very good exfoliating product

            By Patsy

            from Bangor, ME

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne

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

            I use this product with an SPF moisturizer to keep my skin moist & to exfoliate & minimize lines. I have sensitive skin & am in my 60's, so I have to avoid using this on my neck area.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Increases Oiliness

            By Amy Farrah Fowler

            from Southern, California

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Increases oiliness

              Best Uses

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

                I've used this product three times now and each time I'm super greasy within one hour of applying. I've used different amounts each time and it hasn't made a difference. Feels great for the first 15 minutes or so but once I reach the 1 hour mark, forget it... I'm more greasy than if I had used nothing. Not happy with this purchase at all. I would not recommend to someone with very oily skin.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great buy!

                By Super Glam Shopper

                from Washinton DC

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Smells Great
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Severe Acne

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

                I usually go to my dermatologist to get a chemical peel & hydrating facial for about $350.
                But using this product omg! it only took 2 days to lift all the crusty, disgusting,Deep cystic acne out of my pores....

                After usuing it 2xt a day for 3 days,I then slowed down to every other day, once a day (pm), then once every 3 days (pm) only on the most troubled area.

                The only slight con about it is that: Dead skin will literally be rolling off your face, it dosent look very pretty.
                Forget about wearing makeup for about a week because it will look like a hot mess! but your skin will look & fell a lot smoother.

                It kinda jump started my skin, major deep pore de clogger!!, it's like a draino max for your skin .

                 
                5.0

                Great for bacne!

                By yogagal76

                from Sherman Oaks, CA

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Moderate Acne

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

                  I started working out and noticed my back also started breaking out, especially around the area where my sports bra came into contact with my skin. I decided to try this product after reading an article on-line that claimed alpha hydroxy acid was great for clearing bacne. There were lots of items to choose from on this site. I decided to try this gel because of the positive reviews and affordable price. Low and behold - it works! My back cleared up within a week. It didn't stain my clothes either. I recommend! I just purchased my second tube.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not the AHA solution I was hoping for!

                  By Cakes

                  from Williamsburg, VA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Causes breakouts
                    • Ineffective
                    • Irritates Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne

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

                    After using, with great success, some expensive name brand AHA products for my mild to moderate adult acne, I was hoping this would be a low-cost and effective solution. Boy, was I wrong. My skin (especially my forehead) broke out in large, puss filled pimples that would not go away. I tried to stick with it for a few weeks, but my skin only got worse. I would NOT recommend this product! Unfortunately I will have to go back to the high-priced (but effective) alternatives!

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