I am always attracted to products with glycolic acids because I have this idea they are super luxe and medical grade quality exfoliators. Here is a not so quick read on what glycolic acids are, in case you are not familiar with the ingredient.
Ages ago, in my local Target or Meijer (can’t recall), I came across the Derma E Glycolic Cleanser. It retails for around $8.00. I think I got it for about $4.00
I normally really like Derma E as a line. It’s natural and their scrubs are really effective. I won’t lie if I say they are some of my favorites. So, this was on sale, I’m cheap and it’s a huge bottle.
Here is a description of the product:
Thoroughly cleanse and rejuvenate skin with this healthy, fragrance-free face wash. pH balanced, it won’t strip skin of its natural oils or leave any noticeable residue. Glycolic Acid helps slough away dull, lifeless surface cells and unclog pores, leaving skin clean, soft and youthful looking. Marine Plant Extracts, Chamomile and Aloe Vera help purify, detoxify and harmonize skin with every use. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.
What did I think?
I couldn’t get past the texture of this cleanser! It’s sort of slimy. Which is weird since it’s a wet texture, but it’s slimy. And the weird part of it is that it’s cooler than the rest of my products.
So much so, that I actually hate putting it on my skin. I figured out quickly that I needed to warm this up in my hands first, before I apply to my face. Sort of stupid, no?
Is it effective?
I don’t notice any difference if I use this for a month or something else. So, I would say it’s not unclogging pores or leaving my skin youthful looking. I don’t think this product exfoliates at all.
Would I repurchase?
No. Not that I won’t try other cleansers from Derma E, but I won’t be reaching for this one again.