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Old 05-28-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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glycolic acid cleanser

I was wondering if I can use a glycolic acid cleanser while on Retin-A and DUAC. Would it be too drying for my skin or cause my skin to be irritated? I have heard that glycolic acid can exfoliate the skin more quickly and get rid of the old acne marks. Any thoughts. Thanks in advance.

By the way, I am 90% clear and doing well with my acne. Just want to get rid of the pigmentation and old marks from the acne. Just get acne when it is the time of the month now. It has been a long battle. Again thanks for any suggestions to get rid of old marks and pigmentation without overdrying the skin.

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Old 05-28-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: glycolic acid cleanser

Actually, glycolic acids adds a lot of moisture to ur skin by taking the water in the lower levels of skin and bringing it up.It will make ur skin softer. Yes it also sheds top layer.

Old 05-29-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: glycolic acid cleanser

Any suggestions on a good glycolic cleanser. Thanks for the replies.

Old 05-29-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: glycolic acid cleanser

I use Md fort's level 3 glycolic cleanser cuz it has the highest level of glycolic cleanser I have seen (30%). I love it but it is a little expensive (30 dollars for an 8 oz bottle). You can get it at most derm's office (don't need appt or prescription or be a patient; just go up to their office and buysome) or on the md forte website.
If you want something cheaper I have heard great things about aqua glycolic cleansr (which has 10% glycolic acid). Do a search on it on the board; a lot of ppl like it.
Either way just try to get something with the highest percentage of acid and lowest pH possible since these 2 things give better results but also remember that the lower ph and higher percentage have a higher risk of causing irritation. (depending on how sensitive your skin is)
Hope this helps.

Old 05-31-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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Re: glycolic acid cleanser

omg, glycolic acid cleanser messed up my face big time. it made me break out the worst in my life. it was the neutrogena healthy skin glycolic acid cleanser. now I use St. Ives hydroxy peel off masque and it works to fade scars and prevent acne. it doesn't have glycolic acid in it, but has lactic acid, which is also an AHA

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