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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 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Effective (45)
  • Not greasy (28)
  • Minimizes pores (26)
  • Absorbs quickly (25)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (31)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (22)
  • Moderate acne (18)
  • Bedtime (17)
  • Inflammatory acne (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (56), Brand buyer (21)

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 pe...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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5.0

clears & smoothes out complexion

By Super Woman

from Merritt Island, FL

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

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.

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    4.0

    Great stuff!

    By Sarahbeth

    from Marin, CA

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    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..

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      (1 of 1 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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great For Smooth Skin

        By Thomas

        from Raleigh, NC

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        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

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          (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.

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            (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.

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                (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.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Still Happy With It - Since 1990

                  By Blackthorne

                  from San Antonio, TX

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                  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.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works!!!

                  By Jen

                  from Denver, CO

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                  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.

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                    (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.

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