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Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser 8 fl oz (237 ml)

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Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (27)
  • Improves hair health (13)
  • Gentle (11)
  • Great smell (10)
  • Lathers well (8)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (4)
  • Smells bad (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (12)
  • Oily hair (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (16), Wavy hair (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (10), Beauty conscious (8), Product junkie (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for travel

I'm 36 and have suffered my share of acne and allergies. I've never used a shampoo/body cleanser on my face before because the skin on my face is t-zone oily with sensitive...Read complete review

I'm 36 and have suffered my share of acne and allergies. I've never used a shampoo/body cleanser on my face before because the skin on my face is t-zone oily with sensitive cheeks...well..until now. I only tried it on my face after reading the reviews on this product. (Btw, I love reading the reviews on drugstore.com...thanks all!). I find that most cleansing products don't do a good job of removing SPF; therefore I use a cleansing oil to remove the SPF first and then wash it off with this product in the shower...and it works great! I've used this at home but also think this would be great for travel because it cleans head to toe with AHA as an exfoliant to boot! Only thing is it's a bit pricey for an 8 oz bottle...but then again it does the job of 4 different products: shampoo, bodywash, facewash and exfoliant...AND it doesn't make me breakout. Also, my scalp doesn't feel oily the next day either...so I can skip a day of shampoo. However, must use SPF when using this product...which I absolutely hate but it's necessary. Wow, where was this when I was a teen.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Damaged hair and skin. Caused acne.

Be careful with this product. I tried it three ways: as a shampoo, as a body wash, and as a face wash. Just so you don't think I'm inexperienced with AHA products,...Read complete review

Be careful with this product. I tried it three ways: as a shampoo, as a body wash, and as a face wash. Just so you don't think I'm inexperienced with AHA products, I had been using Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula for over 10 years twice daily very successfully before trying to switch to this Aqua Glycolic product. I was using no other products which could have conflicted or reacted with this Aqua Glycolic wash.

I allowed the product to remain in contact with my scalp and skin for only 60 seconds per wash, then rinsed very thoroughly. For the first 10 days my skin became progressively tighter feeling. After that, it started to become extremely dry with a coarse leathery feel. This happened despite heavily moisturizing twice daily! My hair became knotted and frazzled. After 10 days, the leathery skin began to breakout horribly with acne that I had kept banished with my previous Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula for over 10 years! The acne is severe now due to this product, despite my face being perfectly clear and makeup free when beginning this product.

After 3 weeks of discontinuing this product, the dryness is just starting to heal. However, I'm only about half-way improved regarding making the acne it caused to go away again. I'm facing months of red-marks due to this product causing an acne breakout. It took two hair cuts and daily heavy conditioning to remove the damage it inflicted on my hair.

This product is extremely harsh! The problem may or may not be related to the heavy and unappealing perfume they add to the product. I can use Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula two times daily, heavily, with no bad reactions - but this Aqua Glycolic stuff is not even remotely useful. I have returned to my Alpha Hydrox and will never be swayed to test anything else again.

I can't imagine why this product could possibly be popular!

Reviewed by 37 customers

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4.0

great body wash

By Arash

from Pittsburgh

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

Totally solved my problem of keratosis pillaris and excessive dead skin on body. Smoothens the skin and make it glow. Don't use it on face. It got 4 stars because it was too strong for my face and it did not mention avoid face skin contact

 
5.0

Love it!

By Texas

from Texas

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Improves Hair Health

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Hair

    Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

    Great product. Used it for years. Nothing compares to it.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Consistent use knocked out my itchy skin!

    By Sharon

    from AL

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • I use it to replace soap as a body wash.

      Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

      After years of wintertime agony with dry skin and itching, I started using this product. I've used it for about four years now after recommendation by my dermatologist. I rarely have the intense itching anymore...you know, the kind that makes you scratch and raises whelps! What a relief.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Damaged hair and skin. Caused acne.

      By The Bunny

      from Great Lakes

      Pros

        Cons

        • Acne-causing
        • Dries Hair Out
        • Harsh
        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

          Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

          Be careful with this product. I tried it three ways: as a shampoo, as a body wash, and as a face wash. Just so you don't think I'm inexperienced with AHA products, I had been using Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula for over 10 years twice daily very successfully before trying to switch to this Aqua Glycolic product. I was using no other products which could have conflicted or reacted with this Aqua Glycolic wash.

          I allowed the product to remain in contact with my scalp and skin for only 60 seconds per wash, then rinsed very thoroughly. For the first 10 days my skin became progressively tighter feeling. After that, it started to become extremely dry with a coarse leathery feel. This happened despite heavily moisturizing twice daily! My hair became knotted and frazzled. After 10 days, the leathery skin began to breakout horribly with acne that I had kept banished with my previous Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula for over 10 years! The acne is severe now due to this product, despite my face being perfectly clear and makeup free when beginning this product.

          After 3 weeks of discontinuing this product, the dryness is just starting to heal. However, I'm only about half-way improved regarding making the acne it caused to go away again. I'm facing months of red-marks due to this product causing an acne breakout. It took two hair cuts and daily heavy conditioning to remove the damage it inflicted on my hair.

          This product is extremely harsh! The problem may or may not be related to the heavy and unappealing perfume they add to the product. I can use Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula two times daily, heavily, with no bad reactions - but this Aqua Glycolic stuff is not even remotely useful. I have returned to my Alpha Hydrox and will never be swayed to test anything else again.

          I can't imagine why this product could possibly be popular!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Been using 10 years... for my face!

          By Katertot

          from New York, NY

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Great On Skin
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

              10 years ago I went to my doctor with acne and she recommended this product. "I know it says it's a shampoo," she said, "but their facial cleanser and moisturizer doesn't do the trick."

              Oddly, I even tried the other products in the line and sure enough had to agree with her-- the cleanser alone is too light, the cleanser and the moisturizer both used together dried me out. The body wash and shampoo is a little bit stronger than the cleanser, but not enough to wipe out your skin.

              Recently I went to the #1 dermatologist in NYC (according to NYMag) and he was asking after my cleansers to make sure I was using something good for my problematic cystic acne. I told him Aqua Glycolic and he smiled. "Oh, good," he said. "You've got that down, at least. You're doing that right."

              Bonus? I used it as a shampoo when I'm out of my regular, and it works GREAT. Even on my problem scalp.

               
              5.0

              Highly recommend

              By IndyCarFan

              from Indianapolis, IN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Great Smell
              • I Use It As Body Cleanser

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body Cleasnser

                Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

                I don't like bar soap as it leaves film on my skin and dries it out. This cleanser is gentle .

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                Used this product for years!

                By Sara

                from Ohio

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

                    I love this as a body cleanser - it doesn't dry out my skin. My husband uses it as a shampoo and is happy it works on his oily scalp.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By Texas

                    from Texas

                    describe yourself Minimalist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Hair Health

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Hair

                      Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

                      Great shampoo!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product for hair and body

                      By Lostribe

                      from Dallas

                      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Thoroughly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

                          This product was recommended to me some years ago by my dermatologist to use to exfoliate my scalp when I was suffering with seborritic dermatitis. Use it about twice a week in addition to Nizoral or other medicated shampoo and it greatly elminates the flaking.

                          Additionally, it is a great body wash that gently exfoliates the dead skin cells, which are what produce a lot of one's body odor, and leave you clean and fresh smelling. I use it on my face too (but avoid eyes)

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Straight Hair

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Poor packing for delivery

                          By Jangchen

                          from Singapore

                          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Cleans Thoroughly
                          • Gentle
                          • Great Smell
                          • Improves Hair Health

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Dry Scalp
                          • Thicker Hair

                          Comments about Aqua Glycolic Shampoo & Body Cleanser, 8 fl oz:

                          I love this shampoo and would recommend it to anyone with dry scalp.

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Straight Hair

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