Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great alternative to expensive brands
Im in love with Drunk Elephant TLC glycolic treatment, but that price tag will make you cry. I've been searching for an alternative that's more affordable but just as effective. This is it!!!! I get the same results for 1/4 of the price. This is a must have! If you are not use to acids I would slowly add this to your routine bc it is strong. I have sensitive skin by have slowly worked acids into my routine over time so I had no issues.
Most Helpful Critical Review I WILL NOT be buying this product line again. RIPP OFF!
Good and effective product, but greed has gotten the best of Neoteric. The new line of Alpha Skin products (that replaced the Alpha Hydroxy line), provides the consumer with the SAME ingredients but with 30 - 75% less product AND at an average 15% - 20% increase in price.
Neoteric wanted to change their company's "look" at the expense of it's consumers.
Reviewed by 75 customers My favorite for skin cell turnover, acne scars, and melasma.
Caturday Night Fever from Chicago, IL
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! When my last bottle ran out, I went a month without using it to try a similar and cheaper product that only contained 7% glycolic acid. I noticed that the less expensive product was not promoting skin cell turnover the way this does, so I ordered another bottle of this stuff.
I have rosacea, eczema, and sensitive skin that is prone to hives, but thankfully this product does not bother or trigger anything for me. I started getting hyperpigmentation and melasma in my 30s despite my best efforts to protect my face. These skin issues run in my family, and my aesthetician said melasma remains dormant until something triggers it, like my hormones that were fluctuating as I got older. I get chemical peels once or twice a year, but they're expensive, and so are professional hyperpigmentation lightening products. I wanted something to help maintain my skin between treatments without breaking the bank, and Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum 14% Glycolic AHA did not disappoint.
You do need to use this stuff daily before bed to see results. If you're not comfortable with products that make your skin tingle and slough off dead skin through peeling, this might not be for you. Also, its consistency is more of a liquid than a serum, so be careful when you first use it because the bottle squirts. I suggest using a good moisturizer and a vitamin C serum in combination with this for optimal results. When I get maskne this stuff is overnight magic for keeping it at bay. It even tames the keratosis pilaris on my arms, so I bought the lotion version Alpha Skin Care sells, though it's slightly lower at 12%. I don't know what I would do without this product!
BJT from Stockton, CA
If you want smooth, soft, clear skin then you need this serum. It's intense so start with a lower percentage product and work your way up to this to avoid irritation. And ALWAYS wear at least SPF 30 during the day. Your pores will shrink, wrinkles soften, and you'll have a luminous glow.
small price for younger looking skin
Donna from San Diego
i use this product daily.
Good so far
Cristal from Fillmore, CA
i have used it for a couple days and i think its doing a good job at clearing up my skin, even though I got a pimple because its that time of the month, but so far I am enjoying the product
Great value for the results
Lisa from CO
I've been buying this for years. My skin always misses it when I run out. I use it at night a couple times a week to keep my skin's texture, flaky spots, large pores, and discoloration in check. It's a great value for the results.
NAK from NYC
I wanted to like this product. However, one of the ingredients is hydrolyzed wheat protein. I have a pretty bad gluten intolerance, but took a chance and tried this product out anyways. I probably shouldn't have, because I ended up with a pretty nasty reaction to it. Not sure why this ingredient needs to be there...my search for a good AHA product continues I guess...
I will buy this product again.
Rumpa from Houston Texas
I use this product once a day at night. I'm 56 and have been using this product for 20+ years. I have started AHA lotion with 10%
I've been using this product for 10 years!
Ange from Pennsylvania
I started using Alpha products when I was 22 and I am now 32, my skin hasn't aged at all because of using this acid. I do highly recommend this product!
KJ from Washington
Have been using nightly for about 4 months and haven't seen noticeable differences. It is a pretty mild formula. Will not be repurchasing.
Been using for years for a reason.
Caligirl from San Diego
I have been using this product for years and my girlfriends always ask why I don't have any wrinkles. My only complaint is that it is not easy to find and when you do find a place that sells it, it often sells out fast. I have learned to buy multiples at a time because I never know when I will find it again and I absolutely can't be without it.
Love it, on a learning curve with it
Got@Ulta from New England
Love it- read reviews after using a few times to check- is it really supp to be like water? Yup. I moisten a cotton ball/wring it out so it doesn't absorb the product and is a base. Then I put kind of a lot, and do the face/neck/dec. then I do it again. It makes everything brighter/more poreles/ less crinkled and sort of tighter.
I'll be buying this again!
Cece from Pennsylvania
I can't say enough about the difference this has made for my skin and for a such a great price in comparison to a lot of other aha products (I've heard this is a drunk elephant dupe). I chose this after it was recommended by dermatolgist Dr. Dray in one of her YouTube videos. According to her, a chemical exfoliant's effectiveness is dependent on the product's "free acid value" which is, the amount of acid your skin absorbs aka the percentage of acid that will actually work to exfoliate your skin. So the percentage you see on the bottle is not necessarily the free acid value, often times the FAV is a lot lower. She recommended this due to its high free acid content. After a couple months of use 1-2x/daily my skin is the smoothest it's ever been with minimal breakouts. I'm 27 with combo skin and hormonal breakouts. I will buy this again and again.
Drunk Elephant Dupe
Mikayla from Pennsylvania
I had used Drunk Elephant's night time serum (pink topped one). I went through like 3 of the larger size. I could tell a difference in my skin, but didn't want to keep spending the money. So I decided to try this serum when I saw it was being mentioned as a "dupe".
This serum gives me the same results. It really helps improve my texture, unevenness in skin tone, and acne. It is more liquidy than the Drunk Elephant serum, but that doesn't bother me. I definitely notice a difference in my skin and I'm going to continue to use this serum over others.
Strong and effective!!
Emily from Columbus, Ohio
I'm 24 years old, so I can't attest to how well this works for wrinkles, but this seriously helped with my stubborn texture issues on my upper cheekbones and discoloration scars from previous breakouts. But PLEASE BE CAREFUL this serum is very watery and it's easy to put on too much, which is a problem because it's high acid percentage WILL burn. I find that I can use this serum while alternating with a BHA solution about 3 times a week. I noticed peeling the first week but it went away and wasn't painful. Only use this at night because it will make your face red!
Lydia from San Diego, ca
This is a great serum. It is super lightweight. It has the texture, smell and look of water but you can feel a slight tingle to know it's real. I have been using this on clean skin before my other products. After purchasing I developed a large raised age spot on my cheek. I decided to treat it by using this serum diligently day and night applying directly to the spot. Within DAYS it significantly reduced in size, diameter and flattening out. I started adding a bha to the spot every other day on top of this serum and it the spot it almost nonexistent after 2 weeks. Highly recommend this product and will most likely buy again when i an out
Cincinnati Serum Psychic from Cincinnati
I added this to my night regimen and midday skin care if I exercise after am skin routine. Price point is easy on the pocketbook and it softens the skin. I will keep in my serum rotation and buy again when in sale.
love this stuff!!
katertot from SC
I'm very new to caring about my skin, but I'm very passionate about it. Recently after a really bad breakout I had to really take control and get my skin back, this really really helped the process. I feel like this serum really just brought the life back into my skin.
jayne from ca
Noticeable difference overnight with the hyperpigmentation on my skin. Would advise building up to a product like this though, as it can sting if you have very sensitive skin.
Bummer this product is not in the store any longer
Mary from Pennsylvania
I have used this product for as long as I can remember and that's 30+ years. I use it in the morning and prescription RA (can't say the word on this post for some reason) at night. I really believe it is what has kept my youthful appearance. People always think I'm a good 10 years younger than I actually am. It will cause your skin to flake, so you need to moisturize. But isn't that what we all want? The old skin has to flake off for the new younger skin to come through. Get a good face scrub and moisturizer, as both definitely help. And for those of you saying it is like water, yes it is, but it works. Consistency means nothing. I just bought a very thick body moisturizer and it doesn't work well at all. I used to use the foot creme on my face when it had the highest percent of AHA, but now they have the 14% serum. And if your face is too sensitive, use a lesser concentration. This is big league wrinkle help.
Best dupe for the Drunk Elephant Night Serum
Happy Skin from PA
This is an amazing product! I am on the second bottle. I used to use the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and the price for is just way too much. I have been searching for a dupe and this is the ONE! Not only it is affordable, but it actually works even better than Drunk Elephant. I used to get couple of pimples around my chin from time to time while using the Drunk Elephant Night Serum. I have not had ANY pimples since I started using this product. It has been over 6 months now. I am so glad I found this. I use it every other night with rose hip oil. It is very strong, so proceed with caution if you have sensitive skin.
I will never be without this product!
Brandi from Indiana
I use this every other night to help with texture and it works perfectly. What I love most is no fragrance or unnecessary ingredients.
Sab from Miami Beach
"Lightweight"?? Yes, so lightweight; it has the consistency of water. The dented bottle dispenses a product that is completely clear and odorless. The item arrived in an overall extremely questionable condition. There was no seal or anything and the nozzle came unlocked and slightly leaking. The clear, odorless liquid + the state of the packaging leads me to think that the product may have been filled with water and returned... I'll give it a star for concept.
Literally the best!!
Alexandria from Michigan
This is the best chemical exfoliant and the price is perfect! I have been recommending to a ton of people. My skin is bright, clear and smooth!
Worth it for the price!
BG from PA
I use this at night with collagen serum and this have reduced pore size, oil production and reduced wrinkles. It does sting when applying after washing your face.
Gracie from Georgia
I was using drunk elephant, but this is way more in my budget & it makes me skin flawless. Dark spots are faded & skin is smooth and bright.