Specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin.
Contains 5% ultra-pure glycolic acid with the proven keratolytic ingredient 2% salicylic acid. It also contains witch hazel to help deliver skin toning and astringent benefits. Patented pad applicator is convenient and simple to use. You see and feel the toning and cleaning results on your skin.
Topix Gly Sal 5-2 Pads
Skin Savior for Adult Acne!! -
4/22/2013 10:37:24 AM
I have been using this for 5 years at the recommendation of my dermatologist as a last effort before placing me on accutane. My face cleared up in less than two weeks and I haven't looked back...This is now the only anti-acne item I used in my skin care regiment and it works! As long as I use this once or twice a day I have ZERO breakouts. If I run out or skip a week the breakouts come back. The price is right and I have recommended this product to everyone I know. The added bonus is that the glycolic acid is also a wrinkle fighter, great for girls with adult acne in their 30's like me.
The glycolic acid can make your more prone to sunburn, so be careful in the summer. I make sure to use an SPF foundation for work days, and an oil free SPF lotion for the weekends under my foundation.
Also, start slow as this could sting a bit, cause sensitivity, and should not be used twice a day until your skin is used to the treatment.
Topix Gly Sal 5-2 Pads
This product is the reason I shop at skinstore.com -
2/29/2012 7:58:11 AM
I first purchased these pads in the pharmacy at a hospital where I was interning approximately 10years ago(?)--I figured they must have be somewhat effective because a dermatologist who worked there ordered them for their patients (there were so many jars stocked).
I use these gly/sal 5-2 pads in tandem with a couple of Proactiv products based on the recommendation of a couple of my colleagues/friends who had very pronounced cystic acne. The regimen didn't "cure" their acne but it definitely decreased the severity (they showed me photos pre-Proactiv and gly/sal).
My acne seems responsive to benzoyl peroxide in addition to salicylic acid/glycolic acid. I also use sulfur spot treatments for breakouts. In addition, I have "combination skin" because I have eczema on my face.
When I stopped working at the hospital, I had to find a consistent source for the gly/sal 5-2 pads, and that was how I started shopping at skinstore ~5+ years ago (?)
When I couldn't consistently drive to the hospital to buy the gly/sal 5-2 pads, I would have intervals where I would stop using one of my usual products to evaluate whether my acne improved without the pads or Proactiv; however, I have determined I need to use these together consistently to decrease my acne (I wash with the Proactiv face wash, wipe my face with gly/sal pad, then apply Proactiv benzoyl peroxide repairing treatment. I also use a sulfur-based spot treatment at night.)
I have to be careful with the products I use since I also have eczema on my face and the pads don't burn my T-zone (no eczema there).
Long review, but this is the cornerstone product in my acne regimen. I've since recommended the gly/sal face wash to my husband (he doesn't seem to need benzoyl peroxide for his acne) and he's been using it for the past 3+ years. We hope this product line sticks around FOREVER.
Topix Gly Sal 5-2 Pads
7/20/2011 3:46:00 PM
Daily use of product keeps my skin clear of breakouts. Also minimizes pores.
Wipe the entire affected area with a moist pad one to three times a day. If excessive drying of the skin occurs, start with one application a day, then gradually increase to two or three times a day if needed or as directed by a physician. If extreme dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.
Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients Acetone, Ammonium Hydroxide,
Disodium EDTA, Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch
Hazel) Water, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polysorbate-20, Purified Water,
SD Alcohol 40B(13% v/v), Sodium Benzoate
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