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Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel

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DermadoctorLitmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel
 
3.7

(based on 30 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (23)
  • Improves skin texture (16)
  • Not greasy (15)
  • Balances skin (10)
  • Gentle (5)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (21)
  • Irritates skin (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (16)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • Oily skin (11)
  • Daily use (7)
  • All skin types (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (11)

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4.0

Good stuff!

By Dakota

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

Really good stuff! I bought it after being so desperate for something to even out my awful skin texture. After one wash I was HOOKED. However, don't use it too much.. I used it, against my best judgement, twice a day every day for a week and my skin became very dry and irritated. I use it now every other morning with my Clarisonic and my skin is SO improved. Tons of people compliment me on how much better it looks.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Works good but......

By Gab

from Dallas, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

    I use this with my clarisonic and finding that I have to rinse several times afterwards otherwise it will leave a soapy residue.
    I will be returning.

     
    4.0

    Great Product!

    By Rebecca who likes a clean face!

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

    My skin was too sensitive to use this product twice daily at first. I tend to wash my face at night & splash water in the morning. FYI You definitely need a moisturizer to use with this. After one month of use, I haven't had any breakout's, blemishes or red irritated skin. The spot on my cheek that had acne scars is almost completely gone! Highly recommend.

     
    4.0

    Good...with drawbacks

    By Betty B

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Immediate Results
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

      The salesgirl did a very good job pitching this product to me. I went into Ulta with a completely different--and cheaper--product in mind. Dermadoctor is good stuff, but not great. First, I found that the little wispy hairs around my face are losing their color. I've heard that some skin products with salicylic acid can do that--maybe glycolic acid can too? Also, I don't think this is intended for sensitive skin. One day I skipped moisturizer after washing and my face felt tight and irritated. Next time, I'll try the stuff I originally went into Ulta to buy and try not to get distracted.

       
      4.0

      So far so good..

      By hollietree

      from Phx, AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clears Up Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

      I have bad cystic acne and I hated doing my makeup every day, but this has calmed down my skin making it easier and smoother. My skin type is sensitive, oily, acne prone and medium to dark brown.

      I was recommended this product because of the amount of glycolic acid it contains, and I was told its just below the prescription limit. I have been looking for something like this and I'm happy its been working great so far. I can tell my skin repairs itself faster and my blemishes have been slowly fading. However, it does dry your skin out a lot so use some type of exfoliating sponge to gently buff away the dry parts. It does say to use 3-4 times a week, but I have been using it daily even though I have sensitive skin. It has only been about 3 weeks since I've been using this and I still break out certain times of the month, but I noticed they heal and go away faster. I will continue to use since it's been going great so far this soon, if that makes sense:)

       
      2.0

      Not for every skin type

      By mamarico

      from DeWitt, MI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

      This was recommended to me to help shed the dry layers on my very dry winter skin. It made me break out in little white heads and red bumps. I think this product is definitely for someone who acne-prone skin. I would not recommend it to anyone with sensitive dry skin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stick with it....it's worthwhile!

      By Kristen, the beauty product addict

      from Lebanon, MO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

      I'm in my mid-30's & experiencing hormonal breakouts. The Neutrogena product I tried was much too harsh for my skin so the Ulta rep suggested this. I stuck with it during the initial week when it made my skin very dry & flaky, used 2x daily. After a week and a good exfoliant, it is CLEARLY working well. It is clearing up my skin, giving me a healthly glow and smoothing out my skin. All dryness is gone now. I will buy more DermaDoctor products now that I've found my new cleanser!

       
      1.0

      Dries Out Skin!!

      By Kim

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

          I should have read the reviews BEFORE I purchased this item. I experienced a lot of the problems that the other reviewers did. Around the third day of using it my skin started getting dry around my chin and mouth. It looks horrible and it is also itchy and uncomfortable.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible

          By Dry skin

          from New York, NY

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

            I'm 26 years old and have dry skin and I'm never allergic to products. People always tell me I have great skin. So when I heard about this product I decided to try it out. After 3 days of using with my MIA I experienced flaky skin (specially around my chin and mouth). Maybe it works with people with normal or oily skin, but I don't recommend it for dry skin.

             
            4.0

            works on sensitive skin

            By Audirain

            from Slinger, WI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

              i have sensitive skin and this product has not caused me any issues. I use it with my MIA cleanser.

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                I love this product but it's really dry around my eyes and mouth now. Do I need to slow down on the use 2x morning and night or do I just need to give it some time so I can get my skin used to it ?
                Asked on 10/18/2014 by Che from Pflugervile Texas

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                  A:

                  We recommend reducing the frequency of use of this cleanser to once daily or to every other day if you are experiencing dryness or tightness. It works great as a nighttime cleanser in tandem with a gentle cleanser for AM use such as Born To Be Mild Medicated Face & Body Cleanser (Item #: 2161587).

                  Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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