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Old 09-01-2003, 12:50 PM   #1
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I'm heard a lot of good reviews from people using the Alpha Hydrox 10% Oil Free AHA but I haven't heard much about the Enhanced Cream. What's the difference between the two? Which one is better?

 
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They are both oil-free, fragrance-free, and both contain the same amount of AHA (10%).

Neither is particuarly better. It just depends on your skin's needs.

The creme is obviously more moisturizing, but still not heavy. The gel contains sea kelp extract, which is pore clogging to some people, but the creme contains stearic acid, which is also pore clogging to some people.

I've used both with no problems, and I'm acne prone. It just depends on the person. It's a matter of trial and error.

 
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will this product heal scars/blemishes/redness?

 
Old 09-02-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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It will not "heal," necessarily. It is meant to exfoliate the surface skin cells.

It will definitely help to get rid of red marks faster, and make your skin tone more even.

 
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I've noticed some people have ordered 30/50/70 % Glycolic Acid Peels from ebay. I was wandering if these would be a better alternative than using alpha hydrox 10 enhanced cream AHA for scars/blemishes & redness

 
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They are different formulations, as the AH Enhanced Creme is not a "peel." The higher percentages MAY give slightly faster results, but they also have a much higher probability of causing irritation, and possibly even burning your face (as it's an acid, of course). This can cause massive redness, peeling, and even more scar tissue down the road. But it's really your choice. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif

 
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hey tim dream (thanks for replying)

what's the difference between a peel and cream? I was reading the info about the 30/50/70% Glycolic Peel and it said that it should not even be applied that often. In order words, there should be certain interval of taking it. But if i take the 10% Alpha Hydrox Enhanced cream, it doesn't seem bad to be applying it everyday. If I am using the 10% Alpha hydrox Enhanced creme, is that the same as taking a Glycolic Acid but in a lower percentage?

 
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who makes this 10% aha oil free product?
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No problem, frogprince.

You are right...the peels are kind of like masks that should only be applied once a week (at most), while the AH Enhnaced Creme or Oil-free Gel can be applied once or twice every day.

The AH products contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids (10%) which are the same as glycolic acids. Glycolic acids are just one type of AHAs.

Darkangel, the brand Alpha Hydrox (in the red boxes in drugstores) makes the products we are talking about.

 
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thanks again for the reply tim.

i just ordered the 30 % Glycolic Peel. I heard that while on a Glycolic Peel, it was bad to combine it with other AHA products, so I guess that if i start the Glycolic Peel (which would be once a week), I would stop the Alpha Hydrox 10 % Enhanced Creme. However, I don't know whether i should stop the Olay regenerist. The olay regenerist works well with mousturization.

 
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another question... do u know the difference between the olay regenerist cream and serum?

 
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Sorry, don't use them. I believe they contain fragrance, don't they? My skin's enemy!!!

 
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