Alpha Skin Care
Size 2.0 oz|
Alpha Skin Care's Enhanced Revitalizing Cream is formulated with 12% Glycolic AHA that works by gently releasing dead skin cells allowing new, fresh, healthier skin to come to surface.
How to Use
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
I've been using the 10% glycolic lotion from this brand for a long time (like back when the brand was Alpha Hydroxy). I'm so sad that Ulta doesn't carry this in stores anymore but I will still go online to buy. It really helps keep my acne prone skin calm and clear. It also works very well to reduce hyperpigmentation. As far as actual acne scars ( referring to the texture of my skin) it's not an overnight change but over time I do see improvement. One tip: I would be cautious of layering other products with this one. A moisturizer on top is fine but anything with other types of acids, retinol, etc may cause irritation which leads to breakouts. I learned that the hard way. Overall, I love this product and hope Ulta continues to sell it!
This stuff made my whole face break out in small red dots and redness. My face also looked slightly swollen for a couple of days, too. I am not allergic to anything, nor is my skin very sensitive to things like scents or any ingredients. This is the first time--and the last time--I tried glycolic face lotion, for sure. What's worse is I can't return it until this idiotic C0V1D (apparently this word is being censored on Ulta) overreaction is over with, since it wouldn't be worth paying for shipping it back.
Gardengirl from Pittsburgh, PA
I alternate this product with prescription strength retin on my face. I also use it on my neck. It is very effective, not overly priced. I have used it for many years and will continue to do so. I highly recommend it.
Barb from Camby Indiana
On face easily to use smells good
mrsgavs082016 from Brockton, MA
This cream is amazing for ease of use and for the great results. I used the Intensive Renewal Serum from this line for about 9 months because of its 14% AHA and, while I loved how my skin looked, I never enjoyed the runny texture that would drip between my fingers and get wasted or drip down my face inevitably get on my lips. I decided to try this AHA cream and am so glad I did. I get the same great results, but being in a cream is so much easier to use. I know it's not the same percentage AHA (12% instead of 14%), but it still works so well (and the peptides are a great bonus). I've also seen/used so many AHA serums from other brands that all seem to be that runny, drippy texture. This is the first I've tried as a cream and it's been a great experience. I actually enjoy my nighttime skincare routine now.
Mo from Tampa
Really helped my skin achieve a glow. Has a slight tingle when first applied. Just buy it!!!
Kris from None of your business, USA.
Boots5 from Seattle, Wa
I have sensitive skin and this works great! Got it for adult cystic acne and wrinkles. I can see an improvement in both.
Katie lou8 from Ballwin mo
I use this every morning. Doesn't irritate my skin at all. It's a great acid formulated at correct Ph to do the job.
Design Guy from Long Beach California
I have been using this product for years I gave my skin a break and started trying other stuff and many of those items are good products but they tend to break me out this product I find is best at night for the face and neck , I'm 39 and get compliments on my skin a lot and I started using this lotion again and right away I got brighter clearer skin it's definitely a strong product and I am not a sensitive skin person but for family who I allowed to try some they did notice stinging this product you must be careful or cautious if your going to be in the sun a lot spf is a must if your going to start using a cream exfoliate I find cream exfoliating is far better than face scrubs they get a lil deeper and help with fine lines and ruff texture skin be careful also if you get face waxed or threaded as you will be a lil bit more sensitive with this product I personally can use this every night with no problem but for some you may need to start either 3 times a week preferably at night or every other night definitely a great affordable product I am a male and sometimes get in grown hairs from shaving but this really combats that problem now that summer is over this is the best time to get into cream exfoliating but even tho the sun is not as strong as summer the rays are still there so again a zinc spf would be best and always check your spf expiration dates as yes they do expire
SMJ from NC
I use this cream every night before my nightly moisturizer. I will say, it does burn, it does leave my cheeks bright red, but the results are absolutely worth it. This makes my skin so incredibly soft and smooth, like a baby! I don't wear it during the day bc of how red it makes me, but just using it at night has made a dramatic difference. I've tried sooooo many other products that are now sitting in a drawer, but I will always keep this one stocked up.
Momof6 from St.Louis Mo
This is such a good glycolic acid exfoliant. It really does the trick, makes skin look great! I use it as does my 30 year old daughter. Great product at a great price.
Kat from Salt lake city. Utah
Dont really like the smell,but it's the best product I have ever used. I hope they never
Change a thing about it.
Is wonderful under double wear makeup.
Jess from Illinios
I now know my skin loves retinol and glycolic acid. I have used this for about a month now. It stings and itches like most of these products do. I let it sink out put on my other skin care and then leave my face alone as to not irritate it or itch it or anything. I like that it doesn't have a scent, and I like how i can see my skin looks more plump and moisturized and less dull in the morning. I really like this as a glycolic acid product it really does the trick.
SJM from Austin, TX
This product has been a part of my skin care regiment for many years, morning and night, followed by moisturizer. I believe it has kept my skin smoother and younger looking.
Carol from KY
I have been using this for years. Started after my plastic surgeon suggested daily glycolic to treat post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from my cystic acne. He suggested this line because of the percentage of glycolic acid, and that the pH is in the effective range. My skin is now free of even minor breakouts and the scarring is almost imperceptible. I am consistently complimented on how smooth and line-free my skin is. Whoever decided to stop carrying this in-store,please reconsider. This line has a very loyal following and paying for shipping and waiting around is a pain. Medical grade skin care at a drugstore price...can't beat it.
REW from NC
I have extremely sensitive skin and I thought this might upset it but it instantly made a huge difference and now I have glowing soft skin.
. from Roseville CA
I use this every day under sunscreen and makeup. I have used this for years now and I am always told that I look younger than my age. Good price too for something that works!
Swedish girl from Denver, CO
Not sure what is going on at Ulta. It's always a mess with products missing or lacking and generally disorganized. They have stopped carrying this product in the store but you can pay for shipping and buy it on line OR you can buy it for cheaper with free shipping from a well known store that starts with W....just saying. I have used this product for over 10 years and when I didn't see it in my Ulta store today my heart sunk thinking it had been discontinued. Happy to buy it for another 10 years.
Willow38 from Reading, PA
I've been using this product for years & love it. It helps my skin stay smooth & clear. Recently I tried using something different on my face (wanted to try all natural products & started using an oil as my nightly moisturizer) & it started clogging my pores. I went back to using this every night & my skin cleared up within about 2 weeks. I will not stray again! I have combination skin & use this every night after washing my face with Alpha face wash, which I also love!
Dry Skin Gal from New Hampshire
This works amazingly well for deep hormonal acne. I don't get white heads or blackheads, I get deep, red angry, and painful pimples and I'm 30 years old! What?! I guess this is karma for not having acne in high school. Normally, I only get 1 or 2 pimples on my chin and cheeks. But these past couple months have been insanely bad for my skin. THANK YOU Alpha Skin Care for Affordable, effective skincare that has NO fragrance, oils, and parabens. I can't stand it when I have to pay a price tag for filler ingredients that add no benefit except irritate my sensitive skin. Without this product my breakouts will last a week or longer but since I started using this everyday, my breakouts go from a reddish Mt. Whitney cluster to a plateau and then completely disappears within 3 days. Gone through 2 tubes in 3 months with moderate to heavy use. I have dry skin naturally so I recommend using a gentle exfoliator. Tea Tree stopped working for me so I only used this 12% Alpha Cream, Cetaphil Face Wash, a SPF, and Alpha Skin Care (Essential Facial Moisturizer + Hyaluronic Acid).
SoCal09 from San Antonio, Texas
Mom recommended this product and I love it. It doesn't smell and works effectively. The percentage of Glycolic AHA and the cost of this product makes it worth it!
cleanandsimple from Santa Cruz, CA
Good price for an effective alpha hydrox acid cream. Unscented, essential maintenance for my slightly oily, aging skin.
Traci from San Antonio, TX
Jennifer from Turlock ca
Great to exfloiate weekly use
Helps smooth skin
Meenah from Kissimmee
This makes my skin so smooth and I can tell a difference when I haven't used it.