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Cleanser with Glycolic or salicylic?
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Pooh Bear
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Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:37 am      Reply with quote
Hi friends,

Can someone explain to me the difference between glycolic and salicylic acids? I'm running out of cleanser and don't know which one to buy, buy one with glycolic acid or buy one with salicylic acid? Which one helps in preventing/clearing acne and helps control oily skin?

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Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:55 am      Reply with quote
I think both products will do that, however glcolic acid will do more surface exfoliating, while salicylic acid exfoliates in your pores. I personally find salicylic acid more drying that glycolic acid. For oily skin, it may be more effective at keeping your skin clear. As well, SA will get the gunk out of your pores, so that too may help keep acne at bay.

I use a glycolic acid cleanser quite often, and that really does keep my skin clear, however, I don't have oily skin or an acne issue.

I have seen some products though, not cleansers, that contain both of these acids. That might be something to look into as well. Smile

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Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:49 am      Reply with quote
I find glcolic acid to be irratating. Salicylic acid is recommended more for acne. Like faith said helps to get into your pores and clean whatever junk is in there. as well it's a antibacterial, which is a great thing for someone that breaks out.
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Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:24 am      Reply with quote
I just wanted to say that Faith has been helping me so much with advice these past few days regarding product suggestions, information about them not found in ordinary product descriptions, and what she likes about certain ingredients. She has been of great assistance to me, and it is nice to speak to her and others on this board who are so incredibly well-informed about skincare. Bad Bird has been a great help as well. Thanks again. Smile

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