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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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Question
does this help with acne?
asked 6 years, 3 months 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, 7 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, 3 months 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, 11 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 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 2 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 6 years, 2 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, 3 months 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 4 years, 1 month 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
midwesttwingirl
(Lincoln, Ne)
answer 3
For my adlt acne I have had better results with glycolic based products.
answered 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years, 1 month ago
sharza
(Tucson, AZ)
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, 8 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, 7 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 4 years, 2 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, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(North Brunswick, NJ)
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, 7 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, 9 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, 4 months 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, 7 months ago
eiluj513
(Butler, PA)
Question
should my skin have flaky areas and feel dry after use of this product?
I purchased the Glycolic Exfoliating Wash a week ago and started using it immediately once a day, since the use of this product my skin feels dry and in some ares my skin is flaky. I was just wondering if this normal? My skintype is normal/combo and I have used the blemish cleanser for years but it was reccomended to switch to this product.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Keller, Texas)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
Your skin is probably adjusting to the cleanser. How often are you using the cleanser? You should only be using it once a day like at night and using a very gentle mild cleanser in the morning also using a clarisonic with it will help improve results. Also are you using a toner, because some toners are very drying too, I use the DDF aloe toning complex to help keep my skin moisture in balance. You also need to use a good moisturizer even if you have oily skin. I have oily skin and I use the DDF moisturizing Dew with SPF and it makes my skin feel great.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sephorastarlet
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
I recomend you use a different product. When I made this purchase I specifically wanted to treat my oily skin without overdrying and it's doing just that but if your skin is normal this could be too harsh.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
missdad
(woonsocket ri)
answer 3
The Glycolic Exfoliating Wash is a treatment cleanser, which for most should be used only a few times a week. We suggest rotating this with their Blemish Foaming Cleanser (which is a slightly more gentle formula) or their Salicylic Wash 2% (which is also gentle yet effect and regulates excess oil production without stripping).
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5% help with spots from ingrow an inflamated hair on legs an bikini area caused by waxing?
I have a lot of spots in my legs and bikini area from ingrow hair from waxing. My hair keeping ingrow an inflameted. If i shave it its so much worse. I am exfoliating my body daily, but this product looks good. It would help with spots an inflamated hair from waxing?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
jrmjuliana
(woburn, ma)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
We are on the same page (LOL). I've tried it on the bikini area but haven't noticed any great results. Tea Tree Oil is a great on the bikini area if you don't mind the strong but not unpleasant smell.
answered 4 years ago
cougar42
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 2
not sure about this particular product, but there is a product called TENDSKIN [sold @ Sephora] that helps w/ingrown hair!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
rabiden
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 3
Yes, it will help... but you might not like it on sensitive zone skin, since it feels pepperminty. I would try Bliss's Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peel Pads instead - they have green tea and some soothing ingredients as well as AHA/BHAs. I used them when I shaved, and I liked them a lot.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
weaselberries
(Oakdale, MN)
Question
Is this product self-contradicting?
Doesn't water inactivate glycolic acid? So what is the point of using this product?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
scintillante
(New York, NY)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
You are correct! I first purchased this quite a few years ago when Bath & Body Works carried it. The young lady in the store told me not to pay any attention to the directions! She said to apply it to DRY skin, rub gently, THEN rinse off with WARM water. I love this stuff - when used correctly!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
nativfloridian
(Central, Fl)
answer 2
Same thing I thought! It does tingle a little when you put it on your face, like a glycolic acid cleanser should. I don't immediately add water like the directions say.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
hotheadbeads
(Edwardsville, IL)
answer 3
I dont know the science of it...i only know that my skin can go without make up with it. Just a good sunscreen.
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
krazytracy20002
(Greenville, SC)
Question
Can you use with Benzoyl Peroxide?
I have been using a Salicylic Acid cleanser (2x a day) and benzoyl peroxide treatment (at night only) routine forever, which works OK, but I am looking for something to help balance my skin out better. Has anybody used benzoyl peroxide with this? For fear of over-drying my skin, I'd probably only use this in the AM anyway... Would it even be worth it to just use this in the morning and do my regular routine at night?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
smurray
(North Bay, CA)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
I use the DDf wash and toner but I also combine it with ProActive Repairing Cream which is benzoyl peroxide based. Again this is only until I can get to my derm next month.
answered 4 years ago
cougar42
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 2
You have to clarify your skin type. Are you oily with frequent breakouts? My teenagers do. AS soon as your skin stings or becomes red you need to discontinue anything. You may find out with this you might not need as much peroxide. I like murad blemish spot treatment with this..def during the summer when my skin gets really oily.
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
krazytracy20002
(Greenville, SC)
answer 3
I combine this with the DDF benzoyl peroxide gel. It will dry your skin more at first, but then your skin will adjust and the dryness will go away. The DDF moisturizers work great as well, but any other moisturizer will probably do it. I started off using the benzoyl peroxide once a day, then when my skin adjusted to that, I moved up to two a day. Very thin layer!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
steph52
(Tacoma, WA)
Question
I'm a light-skinned Black woman, dark hair my skin is sensitive and if a product is harsh will make my skin red, blotchy. Is this product safe for me?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
1lvc
(long island, ny)
on Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%
3 answers
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answer 1
if your face is dry it will probably be too harsh, i have light skin that is very sensitive but very oily and it doesn't irritate me at all but it can make your skin feel a little tight and dry at first. but i have the same issue with red blotchiness and it has actually helped tone down the redness. i hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
librahhottie
(san diego, CA)
answer 2
I do not find this product harsh, but can feel it tingle. I have strawberry blond hair and sensitive skin. My daughter has olive skin and says she feels no "tingle". We both use it one to two times per day.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
cajuntennisgal
(Lafayette, LA)
answer 3
I also have sensitive skin and will admit that your initial usage will generate those symptons however you can adjust your usage accordingly, i.e. washing your face once a day with the product instead of twice a day and increasing if necessary. Also incorporate a good moisturizer such as Cera Ve.
answered 4 years ago
cougar42
(Philadelphia PA)
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 4 years 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, 11 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, 11 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 4 years ago
sazz
(Ontario)
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