Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Alpha Hydrox© Enhanced Lotion

         Alpha Hydrox© Anti-Wrinkle

I admit it! I am no spring chicken. My skin has endured years of abuse from too much sun to not enough personal care. I sometimes wonder if I will ever be able to reverse the damage caused by years of neglect when I thought my body and skin were invincible. If only I had taken skin care seriously in my twenties.
The two biggest things that bother me about my face are the dark spots from the sun and the fine wrinkles around my eyes. I have to admit, I'm always looking for that magical product that will make those things disappear. I've never tried a product with glycolic acid. I was excited to finally give it a try with Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% Glycolic AHA for anti-wrinkle from Neoteric Cosmetics.

I have normal to dry skin, but it gets extra dry this time of year. I was worried what the glycolic AHA would feel like on my dry skin. In fact, the first time I used the Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion, it made my skin tingle and sting, so much so that I almost gave up using it again. Luckily, I read that this is a normal reaction to the product and that with continued use, that feeling would go away. I stuck with it for two weeks and after that time, I can honestly say it doesn't sting as much as it did when I first used it.  I'm glad I stuck it out.

What I learned from using Alpha Hydrox is that the glycolic acid is the same thing dermatologists use for chemical peels. The at home use of the glycolic AHA in the Alpha Hydrox is a lower concentration that what is used in a doctor's office, but the highest available without a prescription. With the 10% solution of the glycolic AHA, I could use the Alpha Hydrox every day without skin irritation. Once I got past that initial stinging the first few days, I grew to like the product. It exfoliated and penetrated my skin well. I used my regular day and night cream over the top of it, which soothed my face and left it feeling soft. I didn't want to try all new products at the same time so I just added the Alpha Hydrox. That way, I could really tell if the new product was helping or not.

While I didn't notice a huge change in my dark spots or wrinkles, I noticed a subtle improvement in my overall skin tone. I definitely think it will be worth the continued use over a longer term to see if my skin will continue to get brighter and my skin tone more even.

In my quest to find new and improved skin care, I find myself buying a lot of expensive products that don't necessarily work as well as their less expensive counterparts. My favorite thing about the Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion is that it is a good value compared to other products and works as well or better than many of them. At $10.99 for a 6 oz. bottle, I can have enough money left over to try additional Alpha Hydrox products. Alpha Hydrox is made in the U.S.A.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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