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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 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 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 (82)
  • Absorbs quickly (79)
  • Not greasy (67)
  • Softens skin (54)
  • Moisturizes well (34)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime (84)
    • Deep moisturization (15)
    • After shower/bath (14)
    • Fine lines (12)
    • Sun damage (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (60), Brand buyer (32), 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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product.

    I use this product after washing my face, in the evening, to let it work overnight. It didn't irritate my skin and seems to be working just fine. I also use ROC night...Read complete review

    I use this product after washing my face, in the evening, to let it work overnight. It didn't irritate my skin and seems to be working just fine. I also use ROC night treatment on the rest of my face. I think the ROC is more effective but I'll continue to use the Alpha Hydrox Retinol up and then decide if I stick with ROC or go back to Alpha Hydrox. It's a good product, just don't know if it's effective as I want it to be.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the difference.

    By The Monkey's Mommy

    from Winder, GA

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    See all my reviews

    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 1 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.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works great

                By MZ FIN the buyer

                from Orange, CA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                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!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good, wel-priced serum

                    By Gram of 4

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Deep Wrinkles
                      • Fine Lines
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                      I've used this product for a couple of years and always reorder (ordered two last time at a good sale price). I use a very small amount and it lasts quite a while. I first ordered this to use on my aging neck area and was pleased with the results, tho' I also use a moisturizer over this serum. I have sensitive skin, but the amount of retinol in this product doesn't seem to cause any problems. It has become a favorite, and I get compliments on what nice skin I have for my age.

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      .

                      By Ri C

                      from Tx

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Non-Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Oily/Combination Skin

                        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                        Doesn't work quite as well as a Rx but its okay until I can get my Rx refilled. It does help keep my acne subdued.

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        so far so good

                        By peej

                        from Royal Oak MI

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Skin Texture

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fine Lines
                          • Sun Damage

                          Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                          Until I can get my Rx of Retinol this works in a pinch

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