Check Out These New Skincare Weapons – Glycolic Face Washes!

Thu, October 14, 2010 10:13am EDT by 3 Comments

Want clear skin like Jessica Alba? There’s a new way to wash your face that really WILL fight acne!

Staring at celebs who have seemingly flawless complexions can be really daunting when you’re working with acne, blackheads or oily skin. This is when you need to get your hands on the ultimate secret beauty weapon: glycolic face washes! Intrigued? Read on…

So, what exactly what are glycolic washes and how do you use them properly?  Dr. Bruce Katz, board-certified dermatologist and Director of the Juva Skin and Laser Center, explains:

“Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which is used to help to make the skin cells less “sticky.” This allows skin to exfoliate more easily, so the act of washing your face with one of these products actually expedites the production of new skin. It’s also a great way to unblock pores, which makes it ideal for people with acne-prone skin or those prone to blackheads or whiteheads. The washes smooth and improve the overall texture of the skin.”

Dr. Katz recommends the products for people who have acne-prone and oily skin, but he does caution that you should be careful if you have sensitive skin or eczema. As always, consult your dermatologist before starting any new skin regimen just to be safe.

Sound good? Check out the products in the gallery below, which includes Dr. Katz’ own Juva Glycolic Cleanser Face and Body Wash. There are all sorts of products (even one for men!) at all price points. Go forth and get glowing, fabulous skin, BFFs!

For more expert opinion on glycolic washes (vs salicylic peels, another great skincare secret weapon)  check out more information from our friends at RealSelf.com.

– Kristin Booker

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ParisK

Posted at 10:37 AM on June 1, 2011  

I have been using the Grapefruit Glycolic Scrub Wash from Made From Earth for at least 5 years. I have tried other “generic” brands only to be disappointed. Made From Earth’s Glycolic Scrub keeps my sensitive skin blemish free and healthy looking. Very, very pleased.

This is by far the best face wash I’ve ever used! It is safe to use around your eyes & isn’t over drying. Most stores where I live don’t carry it so I buy it through their website online.

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sakat2322

Posted at 10:52 AM on October 14, 2010  

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Zengxingfeng

Posted at 10:47 AM on October 14, 2010  

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