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Alpha Hydrox The Original Anti Wrinkle Oil-Free Treatment, 1.7 fl. oz.

If you’re looking for a concentrated alpha hydroxy acid product that won’t clog your pores with excessive moisturizers, here’s your answer: an Oil-Free Gel that packs a serious dose of glycolic acid (one of the most effective AHAs on the market), plus natural ingredients like red sea kelp, green tea, and vitamin B-5. This powerful combination helps nourish skin while working to rid complexion-dulling flakes and roughness. 10% AHA Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Recommended for:  Oily, Normal/Oily & Problem-Prone Skin.  Not for Delicate/Sensitive Skin. Oil-free.  Fragrance-free.  Alcohol-free.  Effective pH 4. Proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Safely lifts dead cells from the skin’s surface to revitalize and help restore youthful, healthy, radiant looking skin. Balances natural oils, refines texture, improves elasticity and skin tone. Combines the anti-oxidant benefits of Red Sea Kelp and Green Tea. Contains 10% pure Glycolic-AHA.

Key features

  • Anti-wrinkle treatment formula for normal, normal/oily and problem prone skin
  • Not for delicate/sensitive skin
  • No fragrance, oil, or alcohol
  • 10% Glycolic AHA, effective pH 4
  • 1.7 fluid ounces

Honest reviews


Not really sure but

I am sure it works anyway but I hate the fact that its so watery though I am sure a little bit goes a long way with the watered down type formula. Also I paid $10.50 Which pisses me off. I was looking for a cheaper price around $7.00 and just now seeing it after purchasing it last week. Trust me, I couldn’t find it for any less than $10 last week when I ordered. Anyway, its all good.

Latisha Meriden, WY

Not sure it made a difference

I bought this product based on the rave reviews about using it as a treatment for acne. I currently have a strict regimen I stick to every morning and every night that is the only thing that works for me. I added the Alpha in and have seen no significant difference. It’s on par with using 2% salicylic acid, which doesn’t do much. I won’t be repurchasing this as I don’t feel it’s worth the money.My products:Morning- 15% Benzoyl Peroxide face wash, 1% clindamycin lotion (prescription)Afternoon – 1% Clindamycin lotionNight – 10% Benzoyl peroxide creamI tried using this in the morning before applying my clindamycin lotion and then again in the afternoon after washing my make up off. It’s better than using nothing but barely.

Carissa Oakhurst, NJ


The product itself is WONDERFUL!!! Though the seller that is being fulfilled by Amazon sent me expired, OXIDIZED product that is completely worthless. Didn’t do a thing! Even had a brown tint to it — gross!! I understand this review isn’t fair to the product, but Amazon doesn’t sell it directly therefore there isn’t much to do. Plus, I wanted to inform you guys that there’s a big change you too will receive a defective, brown, goopy mess!

Kathie Mount Lookout, WV

It Happens.

AHA products break some people out terribly, and that’s what happened to me. At least now I know to be extra wary of AHA. I used it for a month, and reduced the number weekly applications once my face started freaking out. Unfortunately it did not get better from there. Based on the research I did prior to purchasing, this is probably a good product to buy if you already know AHA doesn’t give you evil acne, and you don’t mind a bunch of parabens.

Robert Wood Lake, NE

This product is saving my skin

I’m nearly 25 and still get moderate breakouts. The worst part are the red marks that hang around for weeks even after the blemish is gone. This product is not only keeping my skin clearer, thus avoiding more red marks, it’s also fading the red marks that were already there. My face hasn’t been this clear in a long, long time. I use it once in the morning and once at night. It goes on nice and light under makeup – I can’t even tell it’s there. I ordered one for my sister after having such great success with it myself.

Doretha Rocky Ridge, OH


I’m 48 and Mom is 75 yrs old and ANY moisturizer gives us immediate acne. I’m glad I found this again, the AH souffle is a tad oily. The no-oil formula is a godsend, no more breakouts. The product exfoliates according to how much and how often you use it (overuse will get you a red face). It provides a gentle peel effect that starts working quickly drying up oil and acne. I like the rate of peel; no scaly face. In 2-3 months I had smoother skin, slightly smaller pores, and better skin tone. Using Alpha Hydroxy I have received the first EVER complements on my skin. I have very few wrinkles for my age. I’m not saying I look 30, but I look good. Mom’s a recent convert, her skin has smoothed and she has noticed a difference.

Malinda Conway, PA

its gets dead skin off.

i used for a lil while. cant say i was too impressed, but it did its job’s ok.

Johnnie Hooper, WA

Great for skin clearing

Great stuff. If you have blemishes, this works and clears in a month with twice a day application. In day time I use as smashbox. spf 20 over top of it.

Christian Dairy, OR

a fine exfolliant

It is a little harsh but I suppose that is the nature of the acids. I don’t use it every day. But it compares favorably to other similar products I have used.

Mariana Saint Stephen, MN

Alpha Hydrox

This is a good product and you can just use a little bit to hae a good result. The sellers were good for they packaged well and shipped fast.

Lynette Haugen, WI

Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula

I didn’t notice a different when using this lotion. It didn’t make anything worse or better even after a few weeks. Oh well, hopefully it will work for others. I’m glad I tried it though.

Eddie Lawtey, FL

Good stuff

Since I tend to have acne scars and dark spots around my face, I decided to try this after so many good reviews. I wasnt disappointed only except for the fact that it needed a pump. Other than that, its light, absorbs quickly and does what its supposed to do and my skin looks more even and soft.

Norma Thompsontown, PA

Great product

Happy with my purchase. Keeps skin clear and smooth. I bought this for my fine lines, and have noticed a slight improvement. That’s all that can be expected from a topical product, so I am happy. Worth the money and since a little goes a long way, it lasts a while. I use morning and night, and use an SPF during the day.

Audrey French Lick, IN

Good Product!

I have been using this product for several weeks and can definitely see an improvement in my facial and neck skin. It isn’t at all harsh. I’ve experienced no peeling, but the results are there.

Lacy Goose Prairie, WA

good product

THis Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula (1.7 oz / 50 ml)Alpha Hydrox is very good exfoliator and promotes cell turn over.

Cleo Chiloquin, OR

Good stuff for the price!

I haven’t been using this product long, but I feel like I am seeing an improvement in my skin after just a couple of weeks. I can tell it’s working because I get a mild burning sensation shortly after I apply it, but it’s not bothersome and goes away after a short time. The price is beyond reasonable.

Kasey Cumbola, PA

Good Stuff

This product makes my skin look smooth but I have to use it sparingly. It can dry your skin so I use it every two days. I like to use it under other products to enhance their benefits. This is a good investment.

Corina Rosedale, VA

great product

This has really been helping me with some new acne I have been getting. Its clearing it up quickly. be sure to wear sunscreen with this product.

Rachelle Penryn, CA

Seems like a decent product

I am using this in tandem (switching nights) with other products that provide chemical exfoliation for my horrible skin, so it is hard for me to speak about its effectiveness specifically. That said, I do know that I have had no problems with this product. I was concerned that it would irritate my skin, as I am certainly prone to irritation and redness, but I have had no such issues at all. It seems to be the gentlest of the products that I use. My skin is looking (relatively) fantastic lately, and this probably has something to do with it!

Dianne Chitina, AK

This is one of the best products I have ever used on my skin

Highly recommend for oily skin. Could be a little drying for other skin types, though. I have had excellent results with this product, and I have tried EVERYTHING, both over the counter and prescription. I find this works best during my “downtime” from Renova–I take 3-6 months off after an 18-month stretch to give my skin a break. During the down time I use ROC at night and this in the morning. It mimics the dermatologist-prescribed routine I am normally on, just gentler. Be sure to wear at least SPF 15 when using this product!

Gabrielle Clio, SC

Nice for oily skin

I hate the creamy feeling when i use the other product no matter what they claim as oil free i still feel really uncomfortable after few hours after uses, but this one gives me a light but enough strenght to keep my face clean and hydrated.

Lilly North Bangor, NY