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Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel

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DermadoctorLitmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel
 
3.8

(based on 34 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (26)
  • Improves skin texture (19)
  • Not greasy (16)
  • Balances skin (13)
  • Gentle (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (17)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • Oily skin (11)
  • Daily use (9)
  • All skin types (5)
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    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (12)

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5.0

Works Wonderfly

By junebug833

from Illinois

Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

I have tried tons of face washes and this is the only cleanser that does what it says it will. It not only helped with my breakouts but it diminished down a lot of my scars too!! I used to break out in my T zone so bad and then also hormonal breakouts and after a few weeks I noticed that my breakouts were less and less till it was virtually non. So happy one of the professional esthetician that ulta has come in recommended this product!

 
4.0

So far so good. Love it!

By Chester

from New orleans

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

    Best cleaner that I have used in a long time.

     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

    By Jbeach

    from Santa Rosa, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product daily. I love the way my skin feels after using it! I could immediately tell a difference after the first use. I'm hooked! :)

       
      5.0

      Works great on acne.

      By Emma

      from Mishawaka, IN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Cleared Up Acne 100
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermadoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel:

        An esthetician at Ulta recommended this product to me for my acne. I had tried a variety of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide based acne treatments with no luck. Since my acne is mainly in my cheeks, it is hormonal. While fighting hormonal acne is difficult, the skin renewal process of the glycolic acid keeps pore from clogging. This has completely eliminated my cystic acne.

         
        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.

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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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