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Facial Washes with Glycolic Acid

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I've seen glycolic acid facial washes for sale - some are 5 per cent and others are 10 per cent.

Has anybody tried them? Are they harsh?

Thanks in advance

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hi!

i used 12% glycolic compound facial wash during the summer (by md formulations) and now that the seasons are changing, i use 7% (by DDF)

are they effective? the 12% totally made me dry... even flaky in some places (near my mouth, nose). it stung like crazy, but it helped. it cleared me up a lot, but now that i'm on the 7% i'm breaking out again!!!! maybe i should just bear the 12% again...

also, i go to facialists a lot, and they all seem to be happy that i'm using the glycolic washes... but my skin still sucks, so take what i say with a grain of salt. i must admit, i feel SQUEAKY clean after i use it.

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I've seen glycolic acid facial washes for sale - some are 5 per cent and others are 10 per cent.

Has anybody tried them? Are they harsh?

Thanks in advance

Ive used MD Formulations Facial Cleanser with Glycolic Acid as a teenager. BUT..only use it if your acne is really mild or gone. I tried using it on my recent acne and it stung like hell and made it worse.

However, the facial cleanser is really really good for getting rid of scarring. had loads as a teenager and this cleanser gave me perfect skin. Am planning to start using it again once ive stopped getting spots, to even out my skin and lessen the marks.

Quite expensive, about £25 a bottle, but I think its worth it.

Hope that helps!

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I used to use Neutrogena AHA cleansers, and over the summer discovered the 12% GA MD Formulations.

I am 38 with persistent but moderate acne and significant long term scarring. The GA worked so well for me that I've moved on to a 15% cleanser from MD Forte (some online sites sell larger bottles than the MD Formulations for much less $$). I waer a light dusting of mineral makeup during the weekdays, and I think that cetaphil removes makeup better, so I wash first with that then the GA. I haven't had any burning or dry skin problems, but I have super resistant skin. I've heard from others that teh GA washes that are formulated for acne may sting more than the regular cleanser. I always use BP, a moisturizer and sunscreen during the day, and I use Differin at night-- still no flaking, etc. Good luck.

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thanks everyone. I have ordered a MD Formulations Cleanser. Hope it is ok. It is only a 70ml bottle, just to see what it is like. :angel:

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Ive received it already!

Used it twice, but I am unsure how much to use! Any tips please?

It makes my skin really soft!

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Jan Marini's BioGlycolic cleanser is supposed to be quite good, and it runs about $27/8oz, which, all things considered, isn't that bad. Been thinking about ordering it, but have decided to try dirt cheap stuff for a little while b4 venturing out into Famous Maker type skincare again.

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it came w/ my bare minerals kit, the mdformulations cleanser...didnt use it much ... hows it working for u mish mosh...(for me)i dont think it be good to use w/ the brushing method of exfoliation :think: *sucks teeth*.... well id still be interested in how u use these glycolic acid cleanser...keep an update..thanx

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Hi Mishmosh-

I use an amount about the size of a penny (and yes I'm thinking about UK coins). I rub it all around my face and then leave it on for a short while and then add a bit more water to it. I think their instructions are to remove with a clean cloth and then rinse with warm water. Good luck!

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Jan Marini's BioGlycolic cleanser is supposed to be quite good, and it runs about $27/8oz, which, all things considered, isn't that bad. Been thinking about ordering it, but have decided to try dirt cheap stuff for a little while b4 venturing out into Famous Maker type skincare again.

I really like jan Marini. I havent tried her bio glycolic wash, but I have tried her enzyme stuff and love it. I have tried MD Formulations, and it didnt do much for my acne, but it did make my skin soft. Peter thomas roth makes a good glycolic 3% wash but it's expensive. Im using SALAC for like a month now with great results, it is very gentle and non drying, it has 2% SA wich usually dries me out but this wash doesnt.

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Hi Mishmosh-

I use an amount about the size of a penny (and yes I'm thinking about UK coins). I rub it all around my face and then leave it on for a short while and then add a bit more water to it. I think their instructions are to remove with a clean cloth and then rinse with warm water. Good luck!

Thanks for your reply. In that case, I am using too much! I am using a facecloth too for the first time in years. Not happy doing so as it is probably full of bacteria. Can you do it without?

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I've been using it a few days now. My skin has broken out.

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Hi Mishmosh,

Sorry to hear you've broken out, but I wanted to tell you, I used it with

washcloths and then got tired trying to keep clean ones around every time I washed.

So I stopped with the washclothes.

I think it still works fine if you just wash with it. I don't know how well it works for everyone

but now I use this cleanser as follows-

wet my face

apply cleanser and gently massage it in

let it sit for a bit

add more warm water with fingers and massage (sometimes I prolong this)

rinse and blot dry.

wishing you better results. good luck.

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thank you. I will try that and give the soggy facecloth a miss!

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I did one a few months ago which burnt the side of my nose. Kept away from them since.

Im not doing Dan's regimen either anymore as it was too harsh for my sensitive skin .

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Ouch!!..I'm scared to use GA. The regimen made my skin wrinkle like a prune. I don't need any of that at my advanced age!!

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hi!

i posted on this thread before... i was using 12% GA by md formulations, then switched to DDF 7% for the fall/winter. like i said, i continued using glycolic acid because my facialists seemed very to approve...

(note: my skin is REALLY bad... angry red pimples all over the lower bottom half of my face).

my friend learned in med school that it really doesn't matter what kind of cleanser you're using (i mean, as long as it non-comodonegenic, etc etc). my friend said: hey maybe your face is so broken out because you're using such harsh acid and says to try cetaphil for oily skin, since that's what derms always seemed to recommend.

WELL. i've been using cetaphil for 2 days now. the NOTICABLE difference is that i'm not inflamed and red and angry anymore. i thought i had cystic acne, but my derm says i don't have cystic! i think i just thought i had cystic because it was so red, angry, and inflamed... :cry: i don't know if CETAPHIL is making me BETTER, but i know for sure that after i discontinued use of GA my pimples are less throbbing and less red and less swollen.

anyways the whole point of my post: you should be very careful about using the glycolic formulas... i felt SUPER CLEAN after using them, which i loved, but perhaps that wasn't the best thing for skin that is VERY acneic. maybe if you just have blackheads, small whiteheads, etc it is OK, but for angry inflammations all over... please be careful with GA!

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My derm gave my Glytone Mild Cream Wash to use. You can get it over the counter. Here is a link to paste in.

http://skincarerx.com/shopping/review_box.html?x=46&prid=51

It's a bit pricey, but it's about the only thing my derm has suggested that I have really liked. It is very gentle and exfloliates nicely.

I have used it for about eight months now. One bottle ought to last you you many months. I also mix some in my shaving cream, because it's the only thing that has ever completely gotten rid of the awful shaving bumps I had.

I haven't tried any glytcolic washes, but I think this is a decent one if you have acne prone or sensitive skin. :)

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