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  1. I had a perplexing experience with a chemical exfoliant, and months later I'm still not sure what was going on with my skin. I've dealt with acne for years, and I've come to the conclusion that it's partly hormonal and partly due to genetically oily skin and large pores. Anyway, several months ago I started using The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution because I wanted to try chemical exfoliation. (At the time, I didn't realize I should gradually introduce my skin to chemical exfoliants
  2. I've tried a lot of different scar reduction products from expensive laser treatments to silicone based gels. I just tried Glycolic Acid 70% and it has improved the appearance of my acne scars. I know it isn't a long term fix but its very easy and has held up for a couple weeks now. I'd say it works better or just as good as the expensive laser treatments (my scars came back eventually with lasers) so for the price and the effectiveness this is the best option I believe. (Links Removed by MOD,
  3. Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to use both AHA and BHA together. I use glycolic acid at night and I was wondering if I could use salicylic acid 2% gel in the morning or if it would be too much? Also, I'm a woc (black) and I have ice pick scarring, is there any other procedure except TCA peels that is suitable for my skin? I don't want to experience hyper or hypopigmentation. (I do not have any existing pimples right now, just a little hyperpigmentation and ice pick scarring)
  4. I started my benzoyl peroxide 5% (Cintex Brand) I know it's not necessarily the acne.org BP however, I've been following the forums on this site and have found the information Dan shares about acne and benzoyl peroxide is helpful and comforting. So I wanna know if I can put the glycolic acid 10% on my face after BP at night? My face is sensitive as hell, & since it's 5% I am only prescribed once at night. It cleared me up in the past this way but I NEVER had embarrassing red marks like t
  5. Hi there, I'm looking for clarification when it comes to clearing my dark spots. I bought the acne.org treatment (cleanser, BP treatment, moisturizer and AHA). I don't currently have any active acne other than little bumps that showed up as you see in the pictures below while using the BP. All of the dark spots that I currently have on my face, chest and back are due to excessive picking. (Although I know I shouldn't, it's due to anxiety that I pick at the pimples I would get). What I'd like
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    AHAs and such...

    I just put on the gel and it is absolutely weightless, invisible, and awesome. One question though: It seems less drying... does that mean it is less reddening? One more question: Anyone know a good alternative to Eucerin AHA? It smells absolutely horrible (it is "fragranceless") Can AHA cause reddening?
  7. From the album: My Skin

    I gave myself a chemical peel at home last night. Pretty good results so far! I'm just glad I didn't burn myself lol. My skin feels a lot smoother. I will be giving myself another peel in a few weeks, maybe less. I also used the Glycolic acid on my back & IT LOOKS GREAT. Even better results than my face had.
  8. Hi everyone, I just wanted to write about and share what products have worked for me. I've been clear of acne and clogged pores for a significant amount of time now (I can't remember when I started) and I can confidently say that this is the perfect regime for me. AM: Cleanse: Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash Exfoliate: Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic Acid Enhanced Lotion SPF: Ombrelle SPF 60 Face Ultra-Fluid Lotion (1/4 tsp) PM: Makeup/Sunscreen Remover: Jojoba Oil
  9. I have been on the regimen for just over a month now and happy to say that I barely have any active pimples. However, I am left with dark red spots. I have started to incorporate the AHA in with my moisturizer. Can I get some feedback of how this has worked for others and their scarring? How long should I expect to see results?
  10. Everybody was referring to this product: that it should stung, but I do not experience any discomfort... I applied today for the first time after 1 month to be on The Regime as advised. Cleanser, Treatment and Glycolic Acid (AHA) and nothing tremendous as everybody else were writing.... No itching, no burning, no stinging... Do I do something wrong?
  11. Hello, I'm looking for a glycolic acid peel to treat my acne marks. Almost all my acne is gone, I only have really deep and big acne marks and I want to give the glycolic acid peel a try. I would like to buy one online. Can anyone recommend me one for a first time user and whcih % should I used?. And if I can buy them via ebay, that could be better.
  12. My AHA+ smells pretty strongly. Like I get just a bit disgusted when using it. It smells like a mix of paint and mustard, a little sweet, so maybe honey mustard. I did read that other users noted that it had a smell but I wasn't sure about how strong it was. I can withstand the smell if it is normal for everyone else, but I'm just curious if there is something wrong with mine. Another detail I want to share is that the bottle arrived in my mailbox on Friday, but I was unable to pick it up u
  13. I started using the regimen January of 2015. And stopped later summer of that year. When i started using it again this January, it didn't really gave a lot of difference to my skin as it did when i used it the first time last year. And when i started using the AHA this spring, it gave me allergic reactions to it. At first, i really doubted that it was from the AHA so i stopped using it just to be sure. And my allergies was gone. The puffiness and the redness of my face was gone. So i started usi
  14. Is it safe to use acne.org's glycolic acid and clindoxyl gel ( which is 1%Clindamycin, 5% Benzoyl Peroxide) together? I know that they say that it's best to use both acne.org's glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment for acne, so does that mean it would have the same effect with using clindoxyl gel since it contains 5% benzoyl peroxide or would it have a certain type of reaction because of the clindamycin?
  15. Can I use Glycolic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide together? If so, what is the best way to do it? Right now I only use benzoyl peroxide each night and it has helped a lot, but I have hyperpigmentation and want to get rid of it, so I was thinking glycolic acid can help.
  16. So long story short, after several dermatologist tests and even a biopsy, I have been diagnosed with keratosis pilaris on my back, arms, and even the bends of my elbows. It's not terrible like it was a few months ago, more mild now, and It has improved with apple cider vinegar believe it or not, but my derm gave me prescription amlactin 10 days ago. I started using it and do not like it, it is gummy, hard to apply, makes my skin sticky all day, and I feel like it's not really helping, in fact
  17. I read how the body regiment calls for twice daily use of AHA. I've read from users' posts that using AHA as directed (on the face) can cause random scars. (1)I was wondering if twice daily use of AHA on the sensitive area in between the breasts can cause scars as well? (2)Is it safe to mix half moisturizer and half AHA and apply to the face every night (as directed)? Whenever I use the AHA, my chest turns a vibrant red and burns harshly. I would expect that to happen, but after a couple o
  18. I can have a bad sense of time sometimes, but ever since around late last year (2014), there seems to be a change in the glycolic acid lotion. It used to be thicker and creamer, but now it's liquidy and it just POURS out of the tube. There's also these little granules in the formula that weren't there in the old formula. I thought I got a bad batch so I recently ordered some more (within the last week) and it STILL is the liquidy, granuley formula. What happened?? I have been using it since abou
  19. I am about to start the body regiment which suggest the use of: 1: Acne.org Gentle Cleanser 2: Acne.org Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide - 2.5%) 3: Acne.org AHA+ (Glycolic Acid - 10%) However, it does not recommend, or mention the use of the moisturizer ( like it does for the face regimen). Adding the moisturizer to the body regimen will decrease the effectiveness of the treatment? will it help? Thanks
  20. Hey, so I wasn't sure whether it would be better for me to post this under here or under the cosmetics section of this board but anyways, I was just wondering if any of you guys have successfully been able to put makeup over top of the AHA+ lotion from this website? I use it at night time mixed with moisturizer but I just had something funny happen where my boyfriend randomly asked me if I'd want to go out after I already got washed up for bed and everything aha and apparently I'm just really
  21. Hi everybody, I just have a quick question regarding home use of glycolic acid I am an experienced user and have done the glycolic treatment up to 70% several times now. However, I am thinking of doing it at home because it seems much cheaper. My question was, should I get a 70% unbuffered or buffered glycolic acid and also are these products sufficent enough to use at home safely: BUFFERED: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Glycolic-Acid-Skin-Peel-MD-Grade-70-Buffered-30ml-/190440692077?pt=AU_Face
  22. Hello all, I'm not new to acne.org but i am new to AHA+. I haven't started using it yet, i just ordered some today. Hopefully it will arrive within a week. I've been on the Regimen for 4 weeks now. By the time the AHA+ gets to me i will be starting my 5th week on the regimen. Just to give you a little background on my acne. I have moderate acne. I started the regimen 4 weeks ago. I would usually get 4 to 5 zits on my face at a time. But now that i have been on the regimen for a little o
  23. Hi, I just had a quick question... I recently read online that unbuffered 70% glycolic acid isn't the safest method to use at home. Therefore, how much would I have to dilute it with water for it to be equivalent to 70% buffered or close as possible? Btw, it is also medical grade if that's any bit relevant.
  24. Hey there, I've been on the regimen for a month and a half now, and a few days ago I started using AHA. Before this, my skin wasn't really dry/red from the BP any longer. Since I've begun using the AHA, it's flaking so much and is quite dry, too, even though I'm using the moisturiser too. Is this just initial drying? Also, what would you recommend is the best way to apply AHA?