Anyone else experienced this too?
I would read all of the reviews, but they are just too many.
Before I address my concern, I would like to say that my oily face has because bright and smooth. Men compliment me on how bright my face is and it's youthful appearance. For a hetero-man to point it out, in fact, he was the first person ever to point out that my face appeared brighter than usual, this product has to ge amazing!
I've been using this product for almost three months now. I noticed that the more time passes by, the more viscous and sticky the gel becomes. I only use it nightly because I don't have a sunscreen that works well on my skin yet to put on after the glycolic gel in case I wear it during the day. Sometimes I put on a moisturizer after the gel has dried, wait for the moisturizer to dry and then go to bed. Lately, I've noticed that the gel has become noticeably viscous and sticky. When I apply it, the gel doesn't seem to dry completely as it used when I first started using it. It's become difficult to apply the moisturizer after applying the gel because of the stickiness on my face. I feel like I'm rubbing it off when I put on moisturizer. I've also noticed that in the mornings, my face is SO shiny and oily it resembles some kind of plastic. It's ridiculous! I have oily skin, but this is ridiculous. My face has never waken up to such horrible shine and oil, not even when I've slept with makeup on (early adulthood).
Has anyone else experienced this?
I wonder if my gel became viscous because it's not in its original bottle? (My sister and I split it in half and she gave me the half in a different bottle and kept the original).
Anyone else out there with a super shiny face in the mornings?
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
I only use it at night. My face isn't super shiny in the mornings. Are you waiting 10 minutes before applying your moisturizer? It is possible the consistency of yours changed, do you store it in a cool dark space? That could be the issue.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I think you have contaminated the product by taking it out of the original bottle (which is a pump and therefore very safe from bacteria) and now it's been exposed to air (with bacteria). It's supposed to make your skin be less oily so the fact that you're waking up with very oily skin suggests that the product is contaminated now and not working. I would bite the bullet and buy a bottle for yourself for your sole use. There's no point in applying the product if it's been compromised and now not working for you.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
This product has aloe in it so it's not surprising it's getting sticky if you're storing it in a different container. Aloe is mostly water, which will evaporate when subjected to air, leaving behind the "gel" part that is sticky. The pump container this product comes in limits air contact with the product thus preventing evaporation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
I have not experienced this problem, either - but I think it was likely caused by the container switch. It was made to be stored in the original container. Also, my dear, you need to use sunscreen even if you don't apply this in AM - it's still a very strong product for the skin, and you need protection.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
I have not experienced this problem.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago