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Glycolic Renewal Cleanser Glycolic Acid Cleanser

Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
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Daily exfoliating cleansing gel targets dullness and rough skin texture for a clear and bright complexion

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Product Details

Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is a high-concentration, soft-foaming gel cleanser designed to effectively exfoliate skin. Formulated with a free acid value of 8% glycolic acid, combined with 1% phytic acid, aloe leaf juice, and glycerin, this exfoliating cleanser helps deliver a clear and bright complexion while removing oil, dirt, debris, and long-wear makeup without stripping the skin of moisture.

  • Features a free acid value of 8% glycolic acid to promote cellular turnover
  • Removes long-wear makeup
  • Non-comedogenic and alcohol-free
  • Suitable for twice daily use
  • Ideal as a complement to skin brightening and clarifying aesthetic procedures, including chemical peels

How To Use


? Twice daily, gently massage a small amount onto a wet face.

? Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

? If using in the morning, apply before a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and sunscreen.

? If using in the evening, follow with a SkinCeuticals corrective product or moisturizer.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    The effectiveness of glycolic acid is determined by its free acid value, which depends on 2 factors:

    1. Concentration: a 4-10% glycolic acid is the ideal concentration for nightly use
    2. pH: low pH formulas preserve the strength of the glycolic acid for optimal efficacy on skin

    Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is formulated with a concentration of glycolic acid that delivers a true 8% glycolic free acid value at a pH of 3.5. Designed for normal, oily, combination, and dry skin, Glycolic Renewal Cleanser combines a powerful blend of exfoliating and soothing ingredients to improve skin texture, tone, and radiance.

Key Ingredients

  • 8% Glycolic Free Acid Value
  • 1% Phytic acid
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
  • Glycerin

Derived from sugar cane, this powerful fruit acid helps stimulate skin’s natural exfoliation process and minimizes the buildup of dead skin cells, resulting improvement in the appearance of skin texture, tone, and a brighter complexion.

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Physician Insight

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I am thrilled to offer my patients SkinCeuticals' new and fabulous cleanser: Glycolic Renewal Cleanser with 8% Glycolic Free Acid Value! Using Glycolic Renewal Cleanser and the Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight help you achieve the “glow” that you desire for your face! This long awaited and truly beneficial cleanser is a great addition to the SkinCeuticals product line.

Dr. Stephanie Smith-Phillips – Mount Pleasant Dermatology

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GLOWING! For the past year I've been struggling with dry-congestion in my T zone. After using this product for a month, my skin has completely transformed for the best. I purged the first three weeks which is what I hoped for because - new skin cells! The glycolic does give some tingling action however it never leaves my sensitive-combo skin irritated, dry or tight. The gel consistency turns into a soft foam, almost velvety feel. My pores have reduced in size where the congestion took place. and although my skin feels moisturized immediately after cleansing, I apply their B5 serum for hydration + Physical Fusion UV Defense because this cleanser can increase the risk of sun burn. overall leaves skin clean, supple and healthy. QUALITY CLEANSER!
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not buy again I am not really a fan of this cleanser, it just doesn’t leave that clean feeling on my skin, I always feel like I have to double up on a face wash or an Exfoliator after using this cleanser. I bought this products in hopes to help with melasma spotting, I do not see any difference. It was leaves a funny taste on lips. So far, I prefer the serum products from this brand.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exfoliates & leaves my skin glowing I use this product 2-3 days a week. I keep in the shower, and use it in place of my exfoliator. I use it with a “buff puff” sensitive sponge. It gives my skin a great glow without the irritation I get from grainy exfoliators. Too strong for me to use every day, but perfect as a treatment every 2-3 days.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love this cleanser! As a reformed beauty junkie I’ve learned to give products a maximum of 90 days before seeing a difference. Well, it has been maybe 100 days or so, and I am beyond pleased. When I first purchased this cleaner, I was skeptical because it comes in a 5oz tube. I’m used to 8 ounces at the most. But I found out that there’s a lot of gel packed in that tube, and if you use a reasonable amount you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Also, I should note that I’m a double cleanser. The cleanser itself smells like a spa and lemon verbena with a great consistency. It gets the job done, and you really can feel it working. I don’t get much lather, which is ok with me. In the beginning, my skin did feel dry and I noticed a lot of dead skin flakes, but with time my skin smoothed out beautifully. Since I’m new to Skinceuticals, I wanted to start with the cleanser and the light moisture spf (which is amazing!) and gradually move towards their other products. I’m very happy. And like I previously stated as a reformed 47 year old beauty junkie, I finally found the perfect cleanser for me. I’m sticking with this stuff!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could tell a difference first use! I just received my product and started my cleansing and I could tell a difference in the texture of my skin right away. I hope that I continue to see more difference in the appearance of blemishes. I will update again soon with more results!
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HOW DO I KNOW? The Glycolic cleanser---how do I know it's working. I like the feel of the product, of course, it's wiping off any sweat, makeup. But I can't see a difference on my face now. Wouldn't you say it's too soon? I haven't had it a month yet. What kind of a change am I expected to see? I really would like a professional explain this. I am 70 but not wrinkles, and mostly everyone I mention my age to can't believe I am. I have gone through life changing tragedy now a year and have lost 14 lbs and my face is thinner. That's why I am trying your product. So I can't answer some of your questions now, too soon.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it but BEWARE SUN SENSITIVE I think it's working well, i've only used it a few times but please be aware that this product has a sun sensitive warning on it that is NOWHERE on the description of the product. For the price it's not worth the hassle of returning, but I probably would not have purchased it had it said that in the description.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific product Since I have been using this product, my skin has become so much more even in tone and smoother in texture.
Date published: 2020-04-09
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