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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 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (79)
  • Absorbs quickly (75)
  • Not greasy (63)
  • Softens skin (51)
  • Moisturizes well (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedtime (81)
    • Deep moisturization (14)
    • After shower/bath (12)
    • Fine lines (12)
    • Sun damage (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (31), 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

     

    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)

     
    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.

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      (1 of 1 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.

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        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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          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.

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            (0 of 1 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.

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              (0 of 1 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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Been using for 2 years and still love it

                By Ellen17

                from Ann Arbor, MI

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Dries Out Skin
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • Deep Wrinkles
                • Fine Lines

                Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                In the spring/summer/fall I use this every night on my whole 64-year-old face and neck. It's too drying for that in the winter so I went to every other night in December. I noticed a real positive difference when I first started using it almost 2 years ago. Now I think it's mostly just keeping the lines and sags from getting worse - but that is useful, too. I don't usually use a moisturizer at the same time (though I use one on the off nights, and during the day), though occasionally I do moisturize over it on a few very dry or irritated spots. Overall I think this is great stuff, and very reasonably priced.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Retinol

                By Love4Tulips

                from Ohio

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Noticeable Results

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                    I just switched my retinol to the Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ and I am loving it! My skin showed improvement right away...I had no irritation and my skin is so much smoother and my pores are minimized. I don't really have wrinkles yet, but I will continue to use this to help prevent them. I was slightly worried about irritation at first, but whenever I use this (about 3x a week) I first apply aloe vera gel to my face, and then I apply the retinol...it works like a charm!

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Good Retinol Product

                    By Her Moojesty

                    from Holiday,Florida

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry/Chapped Skin
                      • Fine Lines
                      • Sun Damage

                      Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                      This product is great if you want to use a Retinol on your face. It goes on dry, you need to use a moisturizer after it, of course. Anyway, I showed it to my dermotologist and she gave me a prescription for much stronger Retinol. She said I will see quicker and more dramatic results with the stronger solution. Still, this is very good for an Over The Counter product. My face and neck are much smoother and the coloration is more even with it's use.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      exelente!

                      By Carms life of sun fun

                      from sanger, ca

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Evens Out Skin Tone
                      • Improves Skin Texture
                      • Minimizes Wrinkles
                      • Noticeable Results

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry/Chapped Skin
                        • Fine Lines
                        • Oily/Combination Skin
                        • Sun Damage

                        Comments about Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ, 1.05 oz:

                        Helps my sun spots: melasma. Just do not wear it in the summer, as it may make this worse. Look better in the summer by caring for your skin in the winter:) Always wear sunblock or mineral powder w/spf while using this product.

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