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Gamma Hydroxy Acids?
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Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:36 am      Reply with quote
I stumbled on a product with this ingredient while putting together an order at drugstore.com. Have a look -

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=143303&catid=15274&trx=PLST-0-SRCH&trxp1=15274&trxp2=143303&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SRCH

It caught my eye because the product is claimed to have been developed to address acne scarring which is a concern to me. I've never heard of gamma hydroxy but its described in the manufacturer's website as a synergistic blend of AHAs and BHAs in a gentle, time-release formula. Has anyone used this or any other gamma hydroxy product? If so, please spill the beans Very Happy

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Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:01 am      Reply with quote
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How did a cream invented to reduce the appearance of acne-scarring become the wrinkle cream of choice for thousands of Australians? The fact that "Gamma Hydroxy" was invented as a cosmetic resurfacer to help reduce the appearance of acne scarring is what really sets it apart from ordinary exfoliants or cream peels. Imagine...if a cosmetic skin resurfacing formula is effective enough to work on the appearance of acne-scarred skin then the humble wrinkle doesn't stand a chance.


Laughing Can I just say, as an Australian Smile, that I actually haven't tried this? This is a Skin Doctors product and I've tried two of them before and did not like either. That is not to say that this cream isn't good, but I just personally wouldn't rush out to try this (I've seen it in chemists though - the healthfood shop next to my place sells it for Au$44 (US$34)). I just thought that was funny when I read the first line Smile

Anyway, there have been reports on another forum about broken capillaries after using this cream but there have also been good reports. If you're interested have a look at http://www.vogue.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=117682 and just do a general search for gamma hydroxy on that site as there are a few different threads about it Wink

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Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:15 am      Reply with quote
What?!? How did a skincare aficionado living in Oz NOT become part of the "thousands"? Laughing That *is* funny!

Thanks for the link Mabsy, I will certainly check it out.

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