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Serious Skincare®

Birchbox Breakdown

Dermatologists, aestheticians, and plastic surgeons use glycolic acid in high concentration, low pH chemical peels. But the skincare panacea—which boosts cell turnover, diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, and battles acne—is also available for home use (albeit in less potent doses). This exfoliating cleanser is just strong enough to dislodge dead skin cells and clean out pores, and gentle enough to use daily.

How it Works

Glycolic acid is the power ingredient in this oil-free cleanser. To get a bit geeky, the alpha-hydroxy acid penetrates the skin and weakens the lipids that contribute to the build up of dead skin cells. Aloe vera heals, moisturizes, and improves elasticity, while chamomile calms and balances.

How to Use

Morning and night, massage into damp face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.

Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Wonderful cleanser
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I loved this cleanser and bought the full size. I use it on my clarisonic, and i have noticed an improvement in my skin.
I highly recommend it.

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Say goodbye to clogged pores
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I've been using this cleanser for less than a week and has unclogged my pores on my nose and chin. Going into spring and summer, this is a great product!

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Love it!
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A great skin cleanser. Cleans well and does not dry out skin. I noticed a difference after using only 3 days!

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Effective
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I had pretty moderate acne and some uneven skin tone in some places. This is quite effective for me. Before trying this, I haven't really found a face wash that I actually thought worked. But it does say what it claims - strong but gentle for everyday use. My skin tone is much more even and a bit lighter now. Also, my acne isn't bad now.

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Clean and soft!
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I've been using this cleanser morning and night for about a month now. It has a very smooth texture with a pearly white color. In my opinion, it is a very good cleanser. It doesn't seem to be overloaded with ingredients and has a very clean, crisp, feeling to it. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that I have deep acne and I'm not seeming results about that. Perhaps I need a stronger cleanser. If you have oily/a bit of surface acne every now and then, I'd recommend this to you.

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Perfect for Sensitive Skin
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This cleanser is perfect to use day and night on my extremely fair, sensitive skin. I can really feel it getting down into my pores and cleaning them out without being overly abrasive. I also suffer from adult acne and can already see a difference after just two uses. While the smell is comparable to Elmer's Glue, the texture is smooth and creamy on my skin and cleans without any irritation or tightness afterward. Love this product! This is my new go to facial cleanser!

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Must have cleanser!

This is fantastic! My skin is so soft & actually feels cleaner than with my usual very expensive cleanser. I am totally purchasing after my sample!

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Excellent

Instantly made my face feel firmer and smoother. The gritty texture was interesting, but did not irritate at all. Overall, I feel like this product was very effective

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Clears up skin
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Works well to clear up skin relatively fast. I have normally oily skin so I was looking for something to counter that. Leaves my face feeling fresh and very clean. Also smells pretty good.

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