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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.
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.
Active ingredientSalicylic Acid 2%Inactive ingredients Acetone, Ammonium Hydroxide,Disodium EDTA, Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (WitchHazel) Water, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polysorbate-20, Purified Water,SD Alcohol 40B(13% v/v), Sodium Benzoate
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These pads work with the Topix Gly Sal 5-2 Cleanser - recommended to me by my dermatologist. Love the way these work together to keep my skin soft, clean and glowing.
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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.
Mon Apr 22 10:37:24 BST 2013 by
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.
Wed Feb 29 07:58:11 GMT 2012 by
I have battled acne since I was 15 years old and am now almost 30. I have tried everything from Proactiv to prescription treatments and antibiotics. A friend of has wonderful skin and she recommended the Gly-Sal products. They have truly changed my skin!!! I use the Gly-Sal 5-2 cleanser in the morning and evening and then follow with the 5-2 pads in the evening. After using the product for 3 weeks now my skin has cleared up. The milia on my cheeks are gone and I get far fewer cystic pimples. My pores look smaller as well. Seriously try this product; it will really help clear up acne.
Sat Apr 16 12:22:59 BST 2011 by
Read about this in a magazine and I don't usually try items based on that.....but I decided to give it a try. Skinstore was the recommeded vendor and NOW I AM HOOKED! This is not "your Mother's acne treatment".....in fact I don't have acne but use it to even out my skin tone and the best part.....it reduces the fine lines around the mouth and corners of the eyes. Three years and counting and no one ever guesses my age correctly! Love it!
Tue Oct 19 14:02:55 BST 2010 by
Excellent price for an an excellent product. I am in my late 30s and have very oily skin/cystic acne. For the price and results, I highly recommend this product! It doesn't have a strong fragrance and I experienced little irritation when I first used it.
Fri Aug 07 00:23:29 BST 2009 by
I absolutely swear by these glycolic pads!! I've used it for years and have noticed a significant improvement in my skin ever since I started. I am a dermatology resident and recommend this to all my family, friends, and patients :)
Tue Sep 09 09:15:06 BST 2008 by
If you have sensitive skin this may not be good for you. My skin got very red and burned for a few minutes after using. But it does make it feel ultra clean.
Sun Aug 10 14:30:38 BST 2008 by
I started using this a year ago & totally cleared up my skin. I don't wash my face with anything in the shower, and when i get out, I rub 1 pad over my face and it feels so clean. I don't need a moisturizer (which makes me break out) or anything else. My skin is PERFECT!!
Tue Aug 05 11:49:19 BST 2008 by
I dont normally have very sensitive skin but my face immediately turned beet red and started to burn. I thought the tingling was normal and would subside but then I saw a distinct red line outlining exactly where I had used the product! I have used glycolic before so I was surprised. I also heard great things about this product, but was shocked to see ACETONE listed as the first ingredient on the jar....perhaps its more common than I know, but it seems entirely wrong to be putting what is esentially a paint stripper on delicate faces!!! Hello nail polish remover!? If you do decide to try it, I would suggest a gentle cleanser beforehand and to try it at night.
Wed Aug 29 19:11:34 BST 2007 by
I use one Topix 5-2 pad everynight after I wash my face with the 5-2 cleanser and I haven't broken out since! It keeps my face acne free without making it too dry or sensitive. I highly recommend the entire line!
Sun Aug 19 12:33:12 BST 2007 by
I have used everything in the world to treat my break outs but this actually works. It doesn't dry out my skin (although all skin is different) and I get quick results.
Sun Jul 29 17:39:24 BST 2007 by
As my facialist says, "Your skin is very congested." These are great for those of us who need to constantly slough off dead skin cells and at a GREAT value!
Fri Jun 08 08:07:03 BST 2007 by
These toner pads are a lifesaver! I'm in my 30's and still get breakouts... so I'm getting fine lines and still have blemishes - super fun! Anyhow, this product was recommended to me by my dermatologist. They have a great combination of glycolic and salycic acids (there is a stronger version but I prefer this one to use am and pm) which work to fight breakouts AND soften your fine lines. This product, with consistent usage, has really helped clear things up and is not overly drying.
Mon Jun 04 22:31:45 BST 2007 by
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