Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer Review

I've been testing another skin care product and am excited to share my results with you! This time, I tried Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer for a couple of weeks. Let's have a closer look!
*sent by PR for review*
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is intended to moisturize while also exfoliating, smoothing wrinkles and firming, and refining skin texture. It is an alpha-hydroxy-acid-type product that works by increasing turnover of skin cells.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

Let's see what the brand had to say:

• Glycolic Acid and Collagen Building Block smooth texture and help firm lines and wrinkles 
• Exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of skin, revealing a smooth, fresh radiance
• Recommended for normal / combination skin

Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is a dermatologist developed day fluid created by the originators of the Glycolic Peel, and expertly captures the power of 10% Glycolic Acid, delivering optimal antiaging efficacy with minimum irritation. At skin's surface, the formula exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of skin, revealing a smooth, fresh radiance. Glycolic Acid + Collagen Building Block form a highly effective weapon against signs of aging, helping to stimulate collagen for a skin-firming boost, and smoothing the appearance of fine crepe-lines and wrinkles. Recommended for normal/combination skin. Fragrance-Free, Dye-Free, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Non-Acnegenic.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

As you can see from the ingredient list below, the active component, glycolic acid 10%, is the second highest listed ingredient besides water. Other ingredients of note include Vitamin E, Chamomile flower extract, aloe extract, and several other floral extracts. 

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Arginine, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Acetyl Hydroxyproline, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Xanthan Gum, PEG-75 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

As noted in the instructions, the product will increase sun sensitivity, so sunscreen and sun avoidance are recommended.

Gently smooth over cleansed face and neck. Daily use of sunscreen or sun avoidance is recommended with use of this Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) product and for one week after, to minimize the risk of sun sensitivity/ sunburn.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

The product comes in a 1.7 oz. pump bottle, which keeps the product free of contamination. The pump is easy to control and only a small amount of product is needed.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

The moisturizer is fragrance-free and light-feeling, though it is a powerful moisturizer. It is white in color and absorbs quickly with no residue.
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer

So how did it do? I'm not going to lie - the first week was rough! This was somewhat expected for me as I have a strong reaction to alpha hydroxy acids and haven't tolerated retinol prescription anti-acne cremes well before. At first I had more than average peeling and increased acne, though no redness. By the second week things started to change. My skin was completely flake-free and fine lines were reduced. Also, the acne had mostly subsided. So my advice with this or any AHA product is to stick with it! It takes time for the skin to adjust and for the positive effects to show. Normally even in summer my skin is a peeling, flaky mess, so I was so happy to finally have flake-free skin! I would recommend this to anyone who is concerned with flaky, dull skin with fine lines. For those of you with sensitive skin, I would advise caution and to give it at least a week to see it you can tolerate it. Also, reducing the frequency of application might help. I put it on nightly for two weeks in order to test it, but as a regular consumer I might have only done every other night.

The Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is available for $45 for 1.7 oz. and I would say a bottle will last many months, you don't need much. Have you tried an AHA-type product? How have they worked with your skin?
*sent by PR for review*

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