The formula features
Glycolic acid 5% -
The smallest molecule of the AHA (chemical exfoliant alpha hydroxy acid) family that targets blemishes, makes skin smoother, brighter and improves the appearance of enlarged pores.
Salicylic acid 1% -
aka beta hydroxy acid (bha) is a chemical exfoliant that can penetrate inside the pores and unclog them. It's a great ingredient for congested skin.
Lightweight non-sticky solution that layers beautifully with other serum(s) and / or moisturizer.
Cruelty free | Vegan | Fragrance and essential oil free | Malassezia safe ( ref. as fungal acne)
Apply on cleansed skin. Follow with preferred serum(s) and/ or moisturizer. Use once a day, ideally at night. Start with 2 -3 X application per week and increase frequency according to your skin's need.
P.S. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.
We recommend to perform a patch test before using. For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes and lips. If irritation or prolonged burning sensation is observed, wash off the product and consult a doctor.
Water, propanediol, glycolic acid, sodium hydroxide, salicylic acid, betaine, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, agastache mexicana flower/leaf/stem extract, xanthan gum, disodium edta.
Kindly note that the outer container is a standard 50ml bottle which contains 30ml of product
Body - Polypropylene- PP(5) : 100% Recyclable.
Cap - Polypropylene- PP(5): 100% Recyclable.
Mailer box - Kraft paper : 100% Recyclable.
Here’s a quick tip on how to repurpose the bottles after use : Once finished wash the bottle thoroughly with soap water and reuse the bottles for carrying travel essentials / sanitizers / oils etc.
Love all formula rx products. I would recommend some packaging improvements as most products have identical tube colors so they are difficult to tell apart easily.
This was my first time ordering from formula rx…
I have been struggling with minimal reoccurring acne & marks since a long time now….well to mention I have oily skin
tried many products but never satisfied & upto the mark…
Therefore I thought of trying this out after going through the amazing ingredient list…..& since Glycolic acid worked really well for me in the past… & keeping in my mind salicylic acid is great for oily skin..although I haven’t tried them earlier…the combination of both was rather intimidating…
Writing this review after a month long usage.. & I must say I am super impressed starting from the consistency to absorbing quality…not to forget how well it is working for my skin….I did get very little purging which seems like tiny pimples (which wasn’t even noticeable) & was completely gone in 2 weeks
my reoccurring pimples has gone down drastically…& even during my monthly period time where I use to have painful acne are not there at all…
I am super impressed & so happy I tried this brand..I already want to buy another one although I still have my first one….but its SOLD OUT currently…I really hope you restock ASAP
Such a great job to the entire team of FORMULA RX
I truly wish you the best & success
& thanks for truly caring & dedicating towards the exact need & problems
Here’s my routine in case anyone needs it:-
• I use it on clean & dry face (right after double cleansing) at night only
• Started with twice a week
•Now I use twice a week (gap of every alternate days)
• After the product is completely dry (wait for 5 mins) & then top it off with COSRX Snail mucin
• Finish it off with FORMULA RX Barrier Cream
(Again one amazing product from this same brand)
I truly believe that this is the best exfoliator in the market I have tried so so many clean beauty brands, minimalist, deconstruct suganda but this one has the best percentage of glycolic and salicylic acid. I use it in place of the ordinary glycolic acid toner. and all glycolic acid hacks work so so so well with this product. tip of girls: if u put this overnight on any area u want to wax , the hair will come out very smoothly with almost no irritation and skin will feel very soft. I hope that this comes out in a larger packaging thought, somewhat like a toner in 150ml or so it will hit the market hard and be sold out very fast as it will be a dupe for the ordinary .
Live this so much
Skin Type: Combination (and I do get 1 or 2 acne sometimes, but not much)
Have used this about 5 times now. It gives a slight tingling sensation upon application which stays just for few seconds and then vanishes. After 30mins of application, it gives a wonderful glow on the skin. I follow up it with barrier relief cream to soothe the skin post exfoliation. After 2 uses, I did see a huge reduction in the post acne marks (I was also using Vit c by formula rx in the am routine and 5% niacinamide of other brand)
However, it does make my skin dry, which is expected after chemical exfoliation. The next morning, I just applied a generous amount of barrier relief cream and I was good to go. Another concern is, I felt a slight tingling sensation the next day near the cheeks which was there for few hours. I have been layering the barrier relief cream even more to soothe, which is okay. I think I will invest in a cica cream to use it post exfoliation.
I still recommend it 100% as it did not cause any reaction or purging on my skin.