Shop with us!!! We sell the most advanced skin care anti-aging cosmetics on the market: cellex-c, phytomer, sothys, dermalogica, md formulations, decleor, valmont, kinerase, yonka, jane iredale, thalgo, yon-ka, ahava, bioelements, jan marini, peter thomas roth, murad, ddf, orlane, glominerals, StriVectin SD.
 back to skin care discussion board front page with forums indexEDS Skin Care Forums Search the ForumSearch Most popular all-time Forum TopicsHot! Library
 Guidelines  FAQ  Register
Free gifts for Forum MembersForum Gifts Free Gifts offers at Essential Day SpaFree Gifts Offers  Log in

Decleor Orexcellence Energy Concentrate Youth Mask (50 ml) StriVectin TL Advanced Light Tightening Neck Cream (50 ml) glotherapeutics Barrier Balm (50 ml / 1.7 oz)
Cleanser with Glycolic or salicylic?
EDS Skin Care Forums Forum Index » Skin Care and Makeup Forum
Reply to topic
Author Message
Pooh Bear
Senior Member
10% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 26 Mar 2004
Posts: 67
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?

Thanks in advance,
Pooh bear
VIP Member
20% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 1069
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

~normal but prone to dryness~slightly sensitive~usually clear~totm breakouts~mid 20s~
Preferred Member
15% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 30 Jun 2004
Posts: 319
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.
Senior Member
10% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 15 Mar 2004
Posts: 232
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

Automatic Message
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:04 pm
If this is your first visit to the EDS Forums please take the time to register. Registration is required for you to post on the forums. Registration will also give you the ability to track messages of interest, send private messages to other users, participate in Gift Certificates draws and enjoy automatic discounts for shopping at our online store. Registration is free and takes just a few seconds to complete.

Click Here to join our community.

If you are already a registered member on the forums, please login to gain full access to the site.

Reply to topic

Pro-Derm Stem Youth Serum (50 ml) Amazing Cosmetics Line Smoother + Primer (15 ml / 0.5 floz) Benir Beauty BV-9 Platinum Provectus Super Serum with Bee Venom (50 g / 1.7 floz)