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Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ 1.05 oz (30 g)

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Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz
 
4.5

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (84)
  • Absorbs quickly (80)
  • Not greasy (68)
  • Softens skin (55)
  • Moisturizes well (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (87)
  • After shower/bath (15)
  • Deep moisturization (15)
  • Fine lines (12)
  • Sun damage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (61), Brand buyer (34), 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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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!

     
    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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      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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love the difference.

        By The Monkey's Mommy

        from Winder, GA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Bedtime
          • Night-time Routine

          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

          I'm a new user who has converted from Clinique to Alpha Hydrox. Retinol ResQ is now part of my night-time routine and my skin's texture and smoothness has undergone a positive change in just two weeks of using Alpha Hydrox instead of Clinique. My oily combination skin is now smooth, softer, and free of breakouts. I know it's working because clogs in my pores are coming to the surface and, with the gentle exfoliation from a warm washcloth, those raised areas that tend to morph into inflamed pores get sloughed away. A tiny dab of cortisone on the area and the next morning I can't even tell the pore was headed for a breakout. I'm seeing less and less potential for breakouts and flaws everyday, and the longer I use the Alpha Hydrox line, the better my skin looks and feels. I wish I'd found this line years ago.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          hands down, BEST retinol!

          By RG

          from West hills, ca

          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 Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

            Excellent retinol. Better than high end brands (they tend to be sticky and harsh) This retinol absorbs quickly, clears skin and minimizes pores. I have oily skin and it works beautifully for me. My skin looks great!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good productt

            By SUZY

            from FLORIDA

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

              Use morning and nite every other day

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product with Visible Results

              By SueBee

              from PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                  I've been using this for several years after researching products to help alleviate those dreaded wrinkles. I use it in the morning after washing my face, let it dry, then apply my foundation. When first starting this product you may have some tingling or redness on the skin. I only apply a light amount, about a pea sized drop total. It surely must be working because I constantly get comments over my lack of facial wrinkles, and about "not looking my age."

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product!

                  By Lucky grandma

                  from Bainbridge Island, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Noticeable Results

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fine Lines

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                    I'm 61 and have been using the Alpha Hydrox products for about 4 years now and have become mentally addicted to them. I use this product at night time and the soufflé during the day, followed by a moisturizer with sun screen. The results are slow because it's not a prescription strength, but there has been improvements in my skin tone and texture. I wish I would have discovered these products when I was younger.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works great

                    By MZ FIN the buyer

                    from Orange, CA

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Evens Out Skin Tone
                    • Minimizes Wrinkles
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Noticeable Results

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Deep Wrinkles
                      • Fine Lines

                      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                      I know that nothing short of prescription Retinol A is guaranteed to work on deep lines, however this product does a lot to minimize those facial lines. It also fades blemishes and uneven skin tone. I feel it's worth the price.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Look years younger

                      By Sunny

                      from Florida

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Minimizes Wrinkles
                      • Non-Greasy
                      • Noticeable Results

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Deep Wrinkles
                        • Fine Lines
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                        When I run out I notice the difference. Great price and recognizable results!

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