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Glycolic Acid Face Cream
I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?
I have stubborn acne blemishes on my face. I wanna start using a cream containin 6% glycolic acid. Will it help? What are the chances of an allergy?
Scientific Rx: I appreciate your frustration. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, you are unlikely to get a good result with glycolic acid alone. Your personal physician's prescription-strength rx can clear you but you'll need to work with him/her over the long haul until your disease remits. Do what you need to and best wishes. ...Read more
Is over-the-counter glycolic acid cream, let's say 10%, as powerful as 0.05% Tretinoin for minor lines on face?
Comparing medicines: unfortunately it's not like comparing apples to apples. The concentrations of two different medicines don't always have the same effect. The vehicle or the purity may affect how "strong" it is. Tretinoin tends to be more effective but for mild rytids (wrinkles) the glycolic acid may work well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use an eye cream with retinol and apply Glycolic acid on the rest of the face at the same time (night)?
Yes: There should not be a problem. Are you having any excessive dryness or irritation at present? ...Read more
I've recently been using an alpha hydroxy acid face cream & it says it's 8% aha of 70% solution. Does this mean the aha in the cream won't work?
Aha in face cream: No it does not mean the aha will not work. ...Read more
Does anti-aging skin creams like Olay have ingredients that strips your skin's surface (like glycolic acid or acids or alcohols in general)? Thanks.
Anti aging: Most of them have RETINOL in non- prescription strength and YES RETINOL can peel skin ...Read more
Would i still get the benefits of a glycolic acid aha cream of 4% if i used a self tanner about an hour after i put on the aha cream?
If there is SPF 15 with uvb + uva in my aha glycolic acid 4% day cream, does this provide adequate sun protection or should sunscreen be used too?
I did a 30% glycolic acid peel a month ago and still have a very red sensitive patch on my cheek from it, tried cortizone cream coconut oil and other?
This may be a burn: You may have removed too many layers of skin in this particular area. I suggest avoiding cortisone as this may delay healing. Topical Bacitracin might help and covering with a bandage if possible. If this does not help you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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