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Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%


Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%

What it is:An anti-aging glycolic acid cleanser.What it is formulated to do:This wash is a combination of ultra pure glycolic acid and gentle foaming action for both the face and body. It exfoliates to remove dead skin cells that clog pores, impede moisturization, and make skin look dull and lifeless. DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash also reduces fine lines and wrinkles while softening the skin. Recommended for normal to oily skin.
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Questions & Answers for DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%

Question
does this help with acne?
asked 6 years ago
Vivi
(Atlanta, GA)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
7 answers
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answer 1
I have mild adult acne and after using this on a regular basis I don't breakout any more, but I also so use a clarisonic in conjunction and I use the DDF Aloe Toner and DDF moisturizing Dew. Which every cleanser you choose please use a good moisturizer because these cleansers can be drying.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sephorastarlet
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
The DDF Pumice Acne Scrub might be more of what you are looking for. I am clean and clear when I use it. I try other stuff then I always end up going back to the Pumice Scrub.
answered 4 years ago
venesa
(TN)
answer 3
Glycolic acid helps with surface exfoliation. Acne is caused by dead skin cells being trapped in the pores and bacteria building up. Reducing the dead skin cells on the surface then, helps reduce acne. This should be used in combination with other acne treating products - either salicyclic acid (exfoliates surface and within the pores) and benzoil peroxide (kills the bacteria that causes acne)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ahump55
(Phoenixville, PA)
answer 4
I think it does. My acne is not as bad as it used to be but it does seem to help clear up new breakouts.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
taekwondomom
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 5
If you are looking for an acne cleanser, I use the blemish foaming cleanser from DDF. Also, I found out my birth control was making me break out. I went to my gyno and switched birth control and my skin cleared up! I have blemishes now from the acne so I'm using the blemish cleanser to combat and it seems to be working.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
IcePrincess
(Olympia, WA)
answer 6
i have been using this for 2 or 3 months and it has not helped at all with acne.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
plancarte
(long beach, ca)
answer 7
I think it does! I've definitely had fewer break-outs. But that could also be due to the other DDF products I am using. My skin has never been so clear and bright and moisturized!
answered 6 years ago
Mimibelle
Question
Glycolic vs Salicylic
I'm trying to decide between the washes. I don't know which to get. I have oily skin with mild acne meaning I am constantly dealing with blemishes and zits. Please help me decide between the two.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
jetsetter5
(Columbus, OH)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
5 answers
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answer 1
i have the same skin this product has done more for my skin that any salicylic acid wash has ever done for me, and i've tried them ALL
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
librahhottie
(san diego, CA)
answer 2
I made the switch to Glycolic acid and don't plan to go back! Glycolic has quite the sting to it, but it doesn't leave my skin as irritated, dry, and tender as salicylic cleansers after consistent use. Plus, glycolic acid doesn't bleach out my clothes and towels like b. peroxide or salicylic acid.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
midwesttwingirl
(Lincoln, Ne)
answer 3
For my adlt acne I have had better results with glycolic based products.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cougar42
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 4
I have been battling acne since I was 11 (I am now 21, so a long time!). I have tried all of the Salicylic acid acne tretments and washes, as well as many prescription acne tretments but nothing has really worked for me like the Glycolic wash. I am not really needing the anti-aging properties of this wash, but I mean who can go wrong with a little prevention? I have been using it for about 3 months now, but within the first three weeks of use (once a day, I use clearacil overnight wash at night), my skin was totally clear. I had horrible acne and now even my old scars are fading and clearing up! I love it! It exfoliates without over drying and now I don't even have to use an acne treatment anymore! Just wash and moisturize with clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
shehesitated
(Seattle, Wa)
answer 5
Salicylic acid has never really worked for me so I would recommend this wash. Also, try something with Sulfur in it, that has always helped me. I've seen some great products with Sulfur available at sephora.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sharza
(Tucson, AZ)
Question
which is better?
I am trying to decide betwen this product and the salicyclic acid. I am looking for something to clear my adult acne and control my oily skin. I can only choose one product.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Daphnie
(Long Island, NY)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
I am using this face wash and then PTR BHA/AHA treatment with good results so far. I was hoping just AHA (glycolic) would do the trick, but the combo of BHA (salicylic acid) & AHA has helped.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
nico999
answer 2
I like this one because it is not too drying - but the one with salicylic acid could be good too. Don't know how oily your skin is. Maybe use the one with salicylic in summertime - and the glycolic in winter.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nickelgirl
(Hudson, Ohio)
answer 3
If you are going to it to clear your acne, I choose the Salycilic acid wash. Although this is great it itsn't as much for acne. I've tried everything from medication to Proactiv to clear my acne and found that the DDF system works wonders. The only thing is make sure you have a great moisturizer. The salycilic acid wash tends to dry the skin out
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
eiluj513
(Butler, PA)
Question
What products to use in conjunction with?
Directions say use once a day. What product should I be using the second time and what moisturizer for both times of day? I have fair, sensitive, combination skin, with mild adult acne. If I don't moisturize enough though, my nose gets flaky when I apply powder.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Shawnee27
(Jupiter, FL)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
In the morning is use Cetaphil (a very gentle cleanser) w/ a clarisonic then I use Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (really great for scarring) then I let that absorb then I use the DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew w/ SPF 15. At Night I use the DDF cleanser w/ a clarisonic then the DDF Aloe toning complex I let that absorb, then I use Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus I let it absorb too, and finally I use DDF Mesojection™ Healthy Cell Serum. I know it seems like a lot but it's really not especially since I don't breakout anymore and my skin has never looked better. (My skin type: oily and prone to breakouts)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sephorastarlet
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
Hey, it sounds like our skin has some similarities, so this might help. My skin tends to get dry and flaky on my nose and cheeks, but be a bit oily on my forehead and chin, though.
I've been using this in the morning and following up with the Boscia Vital Daily Moisture (SPF 15). At night, I've used the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (though if you don't like scents at all, this might be one to stay away from; I'm fairly sensitive to perfumes and this doesn't bother me). I also use the DDF Aloe Toning Complex (a little goes a long way) before I go to sleep. Finally, once a week I also use the DDF Sulfer Mask where I'm broken out. It took a bit for my skin to adjust, but it's not been dry since I've really gotten into the routine and my acne has really cleared up.
I think the most important thing is to get into a routine and follow it once you find products you like. I hope this helped a bit and good luck!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
aiowynn
answer 3
Whatever you do, do not use this twice daily! I did at first and got very dry. I now use a Salacylic acid cleanser at night, in conjunction with the Glycolic wash in the morning and it seems to work well. In the morning, I use Stila's Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer and it's pretty awesome. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(North Brunswick, NJ)
Question
Am I able to pick this product up at a store?
I see some comments, saying this has been discontinued?? Just online or in stores as well??? Hope not!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
brittany23
(Pasadena, CA)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
I purchased this product two weeks ago at Sephora. They carry the whole line.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cougar42
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 2
I thought it was just the 10%. This stuff is banned in Canada and several other countries. But other then that I'm not finding anything about the 5% being discontinued. I sure hope not!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
steph52
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 3
It hasn't been discontinued (thank goodness!) - it was just out of stock. I bought some a couple of days ago - I love it!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
weaselberries
(Oakdale, MN)
Question
Body cleanser?
this might sound like a stupid question, but it says that you can use this on both your face and bod. so could you use this in place of your regular body wash?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Topeka, Ks)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
I use it as a body cleanser and it doesn't over dry my skin and to put lotion on my body after I get out of the shower. It makes my skin feel so smooth and I also use an exfoliating loofa/sponge or my clarisonic when I use this product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sephorastarlet
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
My boyfriend uses this for his chest (where he gets breakouts)...I personally wouldn't replace your normal body wash with this product though.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
run311
answer 3
I wouldn't replace regular body wash with this. I would use it occasionally on body in place of a physical (particle) exfoliating body wash. You're only supposed to use it once a day on your face, alternating with a milder soap for the other washing(s). If you shower once a day, that means your body is getting this every time. If you shower more than once a day, your skin will get really dried out.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
savvymay
(Normal, IL)
Question
I ordered this and when i received this product 1/3 of it had leaked out. Anyone else have this problem?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
scoobygirl9
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
That shouldn't happen! I have ordered this many times and it always arrived in perfect condition. Sephora has a pretty good customer service. Make sure you return it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
verlisia
answer 2
Never....i hope you returned it. Never had any problems with my sephore purchases...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
krazytracy20002
(Greenville, SC)
answer 3
I didn't have a problem with it. It was full and in perfect condition. I would go to a Sephora store and return it there.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
madme
(Sharyland, TX)
Question
Is Glycolic or salycic better for Acne
I have used Salycic washes for a long time for my acne (Murad Products) and Recently Purchased Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5% Im worried this product will not work on my acne. Has anyone else made the switch. I am 30 with moderate acne
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
eva23
(Oakland, CA)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
i used every salicylic acid cleanser known to man and they never did much for my acne. glycolic acid cleans deep and exfoliates i bought this cleanser a week ago and my face is already almost flawless and i've been battling acne for over 10 years now
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
librahhottie
(san diego, CA)
answer 2
I am 49 and used salicylic acid wash for a long time and am finding them a little to drying now. This glycolic wash has cleared my skin up better with a gentle fresh feeling. My 18 year old daughter still uses the wash with salicylic acid for her more severe acne.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cajuntennisgal
(Lafayette, LA)
answer 3
It depends on the kind of acne you have and your skin's tolerance. I can't give a recommendation given I don't know your skin type or what kind of acne you have, but glycolic acid is better for clogged pores, blackheads, and acne caused by poor exfoliation that SA. SA is better for pustules, however. If you're unsure, I'd suggest going to the store and asking for a sample, and give it a shot.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sazz
(Ontario)
Question
How often should I use this product?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
twice a day dried out my skin a little so I'm back to using it once every night with the clarisonic mia
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
cullzay
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
I use it twice a day but my skin is on the oiler side. If yours is more dry i would use it at night
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
krazytracy20002
(Greenville, SC)
answer 3
Depending on your skin type you can use this cleansing twice a day. If you have more of a sensitive skin type we recommend using this only once a day to avoid over exfoliating. We hope this answers your question!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Will this product work for dark spots in the skin?
I tend to have dark spots around my inner thighs and on my armpits. I have tried every product there is. But I was recommended to use an exfoliating soap and/or wash. I saw the info and sounds good but I want to know if it will work with my situation
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
anitagui
(los angeles, california)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
I don't know if this will work as a 'spot' treatment. I've been using it for almost two weeks & I've notice an overall brightness on my face. What I do suggest for lightening specific areas is Murad's Get Even Serum. I've been using that for almost two weeks as well. I do notice lightening on spots I've had for many years. The only con I've experienced thus far is that the serum is unpleasantly stinky!! A VERY small price to pay for a product that works! I'm super excited to see the results of extended use! I hope this was helpful and good luck to you.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
charleesmom
(jackson, nj)
answer 2
You might want to try the brightening Cleanser better because I don't think this would work for that.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
prettybrenda
(San francisco, CA)
answer 3
I would use the glycolic toner instead of the wash for your dark spots. Wait for your underarm skin to dry completely after you get out of the shower, then apply the toner. If that does not work, try Ambi skin lotion or bio-oil (both products have worked for my body scars).
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sputnik123
(san diego)
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