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Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ 1.05 oz (30 g)

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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 Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz
 
4.5

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (90)
  • Absorbs quickly (85)
  • Not greasy (72)
  • Softens skin (58)
  • Moisturizes well (37)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (92)
  • After shower/bath (16)
  • Deep moisturization (16)
  • Fine lines (12)
  • Dry/chapped skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (64), Brand buyer (37), Quality oriented (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

I read through all the reviews & was surprised to see the negative reviews. If you know how to use this product, you will get results.

First, if you use...Read complete review

I read through all the reviews & was surprised to see the negative reviews. If you know how to use this product, you will get results.

First, if you use this during the day, you must use sunscreen as sunlight causes retinol to break down. Further, using a retinol product requires the use of sunscreen, no ifs, ands or buts. Why spend the money of you just go out & wreck your skin all over again?

Second, it is best to use this with a chemical exfoliant like an AHA. AHA preps the skins to absorb the retinol & keeps your skin from getting flaky.

Third, this isn't a miracle product. It is best for fine to medium lines. For deep wrinkles it will help, but it won't erase them. More deeply pronounced wrinkles may require the use of prescription strength retin-a.

I did a ton of research & reading on retinol when I first started thinking about using it (I am a skin care junkie who researches any product I plan to put on my skin). I read up on how to use it, when to use it & how to get the most out of it. This one, hands down, beats the majority of the competition at a price they can't come close to.

My personal experience is that it has noticeably reduced my smile lines. The crows feet & frown lines are my forehead are gone. My pores are tiny & blackheads are gone. My skin is smooth & has a nice healthy look to it. I may not look like I am 18 again, but nobody can believe I am any where close to 45.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible!

Be careful ladies! I used this thing for a couple months, there's no positive/visible effect on my skin, and it caused some serious pimples on my chin. I'm not sure if it's...Read complete review

Be careful ladies! I used this thing for a couple months, there's no positive/visible effect on my skin, and it caused some serious pimples on my chin. I'm not sure if it's acne, but the pimples looked much worse than the usual acne I got, and they last for months even after I stopped using the cream! I heard many other girls had similar problems.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Your Skin

By DustySue

from Pueblo, CO

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime
    • Dry/Chapped Skin
    • Winter Dryness

    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

    I have used this product for years! Retinol is great for your skin, and this is the best retinal product available, and I've been around over 80 years. My skin is smooth and soft and relatively free of wrinkles.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super product

    By Shefra

    from Oroville, Ca

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    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Fragrance free a huge + for any skin care prod

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dry/Chapped Skin
      • use regularly for best results
      • Winter Dryness

      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

      I have been using these products for many years and as I have gotten older they have helped me maintain a
      more youthful appearance, no complicated routine just cleanse moisturize and sunscreen for daytime, for nighttime cleanse then Retinol resQ that's it and it works and you don't have to spend a fortune on products with a lot of ingredients that you can't pronounce.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Been using this product 3+ years!

      By HappyLady

      from East, Tennessee

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime

        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

        Helped minimize fine lines and gives skin a fresher look. Because of my skin's sensitivity to the retinol, I can only use every other night.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        love it!

        By skincare-obsessed

        from earth

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedtime

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

          This is my first retinol product. I just turned 30 and was hoping this would do triple-duty as anit-acne, anti-aging, and lightening some scarring and hyper-pigmentation I have... and it does! I use it at night two or three times a week - when my skin is feeling dry I layer a medium moisturizer under it. I was a bit worried about the wax that is used in the formulation, but as a large-pored adult-acne sufferer I can say that my acne and large pores have gotten better and not worse since this stuff has been in my life. It can be a bit drying, so be nice to your skin the rest of the time!

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By she

          from ohio

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

              I have used this lotion for over a year now and i couldn't live without it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Tam the surfer

              from Huntington Beach, Ca

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedtime

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                This is very simular to a higher end brand that I used to use. I don't use other products from this company but I can tell you I will continue to use this retinol cream.

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By twist

                from USA

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                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                    This Retinol ResQ really works... find it works just as good, even better than the higher priced retinols....I do use it with another retinol serum, but I've used it some nights without the serum with good results....for the price you can't go wrong

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    You'll see better skin

                    By Photogirl

                    from Las Vegas

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                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedtime

                      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                      I am very fair, in my 60's with sensitive skin and almost no wrinkles, and I've been enjoying makeup and skin care products for 50 years. Here's what you may expect with this product: initially you might see very slight irritation, so you might want to use this every other day for about a week. You probably won't see any dramatic results at this time, but subsequently, once you've been using it every night, you'll see smoother, plumper and younger-looking skin. This is not a miracle product, but you will get better quality skin. I like to use this over a Vitamin C serum sometimes, as I believe the skin should be slightly acidified for maximum performance of retinol. I use it with care around my eyes, no closer than the orbital bone. I also use this on my neck, which is very sensitive. Don't use this right after a scrub or other exfoliation, because you'll risk irritation. Be sure to use sunscreen!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great price, and it works!

                      By Mrs. Tootsie

                      from So. Cal

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great value
                      • It works

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedtime
                        • Improve Skin Complection
                        • Younger Looking Skin

                        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                        I'm turning 38, and I just added this product to my routine night time skin care. I have been using AHA cream for almost 10 years now, and my over all skin condition has been great, but I started to notice fine lines around my eyes about a year ago. Dispite the incresed usage of AHA product, the fine lines persisted, so I figured it's time for me to try some retin products. OMG! I've only been using this for about a month, and I'm alreay seeing noticable difference in appearence of fine lines and also, some dark spots. My skin is well used to regular use of AHA cream, so I started to use the retinol cream every evening right away. No problem, however, I should have eased in using it on my neck area... I've never done any treatment on my neck before, and I didn't take the time to ease into the treatment, and I got ichy red paches... Some hydrocortison cream took care of the icyness, but I should have been more carful. All and all, I'm very happy with the product.

                         
                        5.0

                        Smoothe feeling skin

                        By grams

                        from SC

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Moisturizes Well
                        • Not Greasy
                        • Softens Skin

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • After Shower/Bath
                          • Bedtime

                          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                          Feels great on my face.

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