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

our price: $11.79$6.94 / oz
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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

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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.

Reviewed by 153 customers

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5.0

Wonder AHA product

By ivzies

from North Carolina

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Not Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime

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

    I use this in combination with a BHA product that I use. I felt like I wasn't getting enough out of the BHA so I wanted to try them together. Instead of splurging on a high end AHA I bought this. I am so glad I did. I am loving it. I use it day and night. It makes me skin feel baby soft and has helped reduce some of my hyperpigmentation. That's really all I can say. I'm 26 so the signs of aging have yet to really appear but I'm hoping that everything I'm doing is helping to prevent them. This product is great if you're thinking of buying it just do it.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By BeachyKeen

    from Alabama

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime

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

      This is a great AHA treatment for oily/combination skin. AHA is a chemical exfoliate and can be a little harsh for sensitive skin, mine turns a little red after applying but calms down after about 2 minutes. I've noticed great improvements in my skin when I use it consistently. I don't have major issues with wrinkles or pores but my blemishes heal faster and this keeps breakouts down to a minimum. It also brings up/out those flesh toned bumps usually caused by products containing oils.
      I use this in the mornings under makeup since I use retinol at night. Its an oil free gel and it doesn't leave a greasy film on my already oily skin. This should not be expected to prevent oiliness but it does not increase oiliness either.
      On the nights I skip retinol this is what I use instead. Its a great treatment, it does exactly what I need it to do and doesn't leave me with anything I don't. This is the best AHA treatment I have found for the price and effectiveness.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      not bad

      By RG

      from Los Angeles, CA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath

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

        I like this gel, but I feel that the Retinol ResQ works faster and better (It brightens skin and shrinks pores). I'll use this twice a week until I finish it, but won't repurchase.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice!

        By anjay

        from Winder, GA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Morning routine

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

          Wow! I've been using this as part of my morning routine for about two weeks and pairing with the Alpha Hydrox eye and lip cream and Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for combination skin. My skin is now smoother than it's been in a long time and I'm not getting an oily t-zone during the day. I also apply the Retinol ResQ at night. I was using all Clinique products before, but I didn't get the softer and smoother skin texture that I have now. I still adore my Clinique foundation but, for my skin care, I'm a convert to Alpha Hydrox now.

           
          5.0

          Really great product for wrinkles

          By thenameisnina

          from Oakland, CA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

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

            I have never used an AHA before and this product exceeded any expectations I had. I apply a little bit after I shower/before bed and overnight, my skin becomes super smooth. I wake up with supple-looking skin. Granted, I'm fairly young so wrinkles aren't a huge problem for me. However, I have this big wrinkle/crease on my torso and it literally disappears overnight after I apply the AHA. The results are somewhat temporary (because after I sit awhile, the crease comes back lol), but the vanishing effect it had, absolutely blew me away. 10/10 will buy again.

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

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            By Rita

            from Port Orchard, WA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Bedtime

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

              It's like a mini peel and I love it! I've been using for about 2 years and wrinkles are really at a minimum for my age.(62).

               
              5.0

              Love this product

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              By Rita

              from Port Orchard, WA

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Not Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime

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

                Have used this for years. Doctor told me it is like a little chemical peel and my skin looks great for my age.

                 
                5.0

                clears & smoothes out complexion

                By Super Woman

                from Merritt Island, FL

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                Pros

                • Minimizes Pores
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • EXFOLIATES
                  • Fade Dark Spots

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

                  Very good for exfoliation and clear complexion. This product minimizes pores well with continued use.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great stuff!

                  By Sarahbeth

                  from Marin, CA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne

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

                    Love this product - been using it for years. Wonderfully effective for acne, wrinkles and black heads. Just a great product. I also notice a slight de-puffing effect on my entire face when using this..

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By NancyP

                    from New Castle, Delaware

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can Feel It Working
                    • Dries quickly
                    • Feels Smooth
                    • Good for acne
                    • Non Drying
                    • Not Sticky Or Tacky

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne
                      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                      • Inflammatory Acne
                      • Moderate Acne
                      • Severe Acne
                      • Smoother skin
                      • Teen Acne
                      • Tightening Pours

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

                      I have had problems acne all my life. Mostly in teens through late twentys, and than more so again in 40's, I guess due to life changes. As most people, have tried a lot of products, including pro-active, which in my opinion is very overpriced and did not solve my problem anyway. They key, I have found, is to be consistent w/the products you use. Meaning....use EVERYDAY, a couple times a day. This product is easy to use....in morning (under make-up, and at night, before bed) I see a difference in my skin after just 2 weeks of use. My skin looks healthier and it is clearing up my acne, by drying it out I suppose. I use an acne medication along w/it at night as well. Give it a shot. You'll be glad you did.

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