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Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%

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Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% by Skinstitut

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Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% is a powerful dual cleanser and exfoliant formulated for deep cleansing action and skin renewal to reveal a healthy and radiant complexion.


Key benefits of Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%

  • unclogs pores and removes dead skin
  • brightens skin and refines texture
  • prevents blemishes, acne and blackheads
  • promotes healthy cell renewal for plumper skin

This winning cleanser is formulated with Glycolic Acid, an effective alpha-hydroxy acid that promotes both removal of dead skin cells and turnover of new skin cells. Glycolic Cleanser 12% is perfect for transforming dull, pigmented, or uneven skin tones into a luminous, even complexion. Glycolic Acid works to bring plump, hydrated cells from the lower layers of the epidermis to the surface, revealing a brighter and more even complexion.


Acne-prone skin types benefit from the decongestant properties of this cleanser, which keep pores clear and blemishes and blackheads at bay. The addition of Tea Tree Oil, a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient, soothes breakouts. Lightly foaming and granule-free, this exfoliating cleanser will not strip skin of moisture or leave it feeling tight as it deep cleanses the pores of impurities, makeup, and sebum.
The exfoliant formula refines, smooths, and brightens skin texture, making it an excellent treatment cleanser for ageing complexions suffering from dark spots, fine lines, or overall dullness.


Glycolic Cleanser 12% is a valuable addition to your anti-ageing regime as well as for any pigmentation concerns. The resurfacing power of Glycolic Acid evens skin tone and can treat sun damage.

Oiler skin types, as well as acne-prone and ageing skin, can benefit from daily use of this treatment cleanser.

Sensitive or irritation-prone skin is advised to use Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser, which is especially formulated to renew and exfoliate these more delicate skin types.


How to use Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%:

  • Dampen face or hands with warm water.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of product to face and massage over face and closed eyelids in circular motions.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  • Follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.

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Aqua, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, D-Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Sorbic Acid, Tea Tree Oil


How to use Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%

• Use daily in the morning
• Squeeze a small amount onto moist hands and lather over face for thirty seconds 
• May lather on for ninety seconds for increased exfoliation 
• Rinse thoroughly with luke warm water. Pat dry

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Reviews (29)
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Go to for pimples - 28-12-2017 by

This is an amazing cleanser, if you suffer from break outs then this is amazing. I use it once a week as I don’t have to many break outs after being in accutane. So when I do get the odd pimple I wash my face with this morning and night and by the next day the pimple has almost vanished it’s anazing. Skinstitut is one of the best skincare ranges out there for all skin types

Very slight tingle. Use sparingly - 27-12-2017 by

With a slight tingle and used sparingly 3 x per week, the Glycolic Cleanser feels like my skin is being thoroughly exfoliated. The results speak for themselves as my skin is lovely and smooth afterwards.

Nice cleanser - 19-12-2017 by

This is a nice every day cleanser, it left my skin feeling smoother and not dried out and tight. It won't get off all your makeup so you need to take makeup off before cleansing. You do need to do some facial massage with it while it's on your face before removing with a flannel, if I didn't use a flannel my skin felt much less clean. It's not amazing but I had no problems with it.

The Perfect Cleanser - 27-11-2017 by

I am 42, with light skin prone to dryness.

This cleanser is perfect in the evening after I have taken my make up off with micellar water.

I use this in the shower and let it sit for 30 seconds after a massage. Then rinse it off. Your face is clear and clean and there is no after dryness or irritation to the skin or eyes. I am on my second tube and will continue to repurchase. It is worth the price as you only need a pea size amount.

I don't use this in the morning, as I don't think cleansers are necessary in the morning.

Affordable, quality cleanser. - 14-11-2017 by

This cleanser helps keep my skin clear, isn't too drying or harsh, and its incredibly affordable! I've used glycolic cleansers for years and this is by far one of my favourites. i've already recommended it to many friends and family.

Excellent Glycolic Cleanser - 13-11-2017 by

I love everything Skinstitut! This cleanser is amazing, I use it alternating with the L-Lactic Cleanser. I leave it on my face for a minute in the shower and then rinse it off!

Best cleanser on the market - 31-10-2017 by

I have tried so many cleansers that I've now lost count. Skinstitut is my go-to brand and after trying all of their cleanser offerings, I've settled on the Glycolic 12%. My skin is generally quite dehydrated, prone to hormonal breakouts and flaking (combination/normal skin). This cleanser doesn't dry me out and I noticed a dramatic improvement in the texture of my skin after only a few uses. It doesn't foam up which takes some getting used to, but when faced with dramatic improvements, who cares?! I thought this cleanser would be too harsh on my somewhat sensitive, dry skin- but it wasn't.

Thorough clean - 24-10-2017 by

I’ve got very oily skin and prone to blackheads in the t-zone.
This cleanser completely cleans my skin of all makeup and oil and leaves it feeling smooth.
I don’t think it would be good for sensitive or dry skin types.

Definite Improvements After 1 Month - 18-10-2017 by

They aren't lying when they say you'll see dramatic results after 1 month. I usually never write reviews but this one couldn't stay quite. I've been suffering from acne for about 4 years. Nothing has worked until this came into my life. I use it at night for 30 seconds. After a month use, my skin has cleared up so much. I only get about 1-2 pimples and still a few white heads but it is so much better than what is was before. I was a bit skeptical and waited out to see if my skin will break out again, but so far so good. Would recommend.

A great gentle but effective cleanser - 27-09-2017 by

I have dealt with congested skin for years and years, tried tens if not hundreds of products to clear my skin up. The Skinstitut Glycolic range is the best I have tried especially for the price point. . This is a really great cleanser and I definitely notice a difference in my skin when I don't use it one day. Will continue to repurchase!

Nothing like having clean, clear skin! - 04-09-2017 by

I've been suffering with hormonal pimples and those annoying small little face bumps for years. I love the tea tree scent, it's super fresh and this makes my face feel squeaky clean without feeling dry like most acne-targeted cleansers that strip oil. While I still get the occasional pimple this cleanser helps clear them up super quick, I don't get bad bouts of breakouts anymore and my skin produces less oil throughout the day. So glad I found this cleanser, and the tube is HUGE with daily use it will easily last 6-9 months. I highly recommend!

Love it! - 15-08-2017 by

This is a great cleanser for anyone! Really gentle on the skin and helps keep breakouts at bay. Love it. Recommend it to anyone. Skinstitut is a great brand.

Fantastic product! - 15-06-2017 by

A fantastic, Australian made product. I have been using this on my upper back and face daily for the past 2 weeks and have noticed a significant improvement in my skin. It's not too harsh and has a pleasant, mild tea tree scent. Would definitely recommend it and will be purchasing again.

Great cleanser - 13-02-2017 by

I love this cleanser! It doesn't foam up so it is not too harsh on the skin. It removes all my makeup and does not dry out my skin or leave it feeling tight. I use it every night :)

YOU NEED THIS! - 21-11-2016 by

I rely on reviews when I am buying a product yet I hardly do reviews myself. In this case though I just had to. Put simply, this product does exactly what it says and it works!

I was using the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser for months and it seemed to help my acne prone skin a little but not amazingly so when I ran out I purchased this one based on reviews and im SOOOOO pleased I did. My massive pores and constant breakouts are a thing of the past. I use this every night after I take my make up off and it has totally improved my skin. If you are contemplating buying this but aren't sure just take the plunge and I promise that you will wish you did it sooner.

My skin feels and looks amazing! - 13-09-2016 by

I have only recently started using Skinstitut products maybe two weeks ago and i have already noticed my skin is less oily!! shocker right? Never thought i would EVER get rid of my oily skin. I've noticed my pores are starting to minimise as well. They've always been rather large to me & a confidence issue. I use this cleanser along with the glycolic scrub 14% retinol cream & moisturiser. It was quite powerful on the face & has made my skin very dry & flakey but that's nothing a little moisturiser can't fix. I wouldn't recommend to people who are prone to redness of the skin as it does enhance it a lot more!! It does seem a little pricey to get all the products but i do not regret a thing they say a little goes a long way & it truly does!!

Light and effective cleanser - 27-07-2016 by

I recently had a facial and since I had been using skinstitut products for the first time ever I have been told my skin is in good shape and well hydrated.
My skin is blemish free which is saying something. I am prone to blackheads and hormonal breakouts. After using this cleanser my skin feels fresh and clean. My make up comes off easily. If you are a person who doesn't like strong smelling cosmetics this product is for you.
Great value for money as a llittle bit does go along way.
I also use the skinstitut retinol, glycol if scrub, vitamin c powder, hydration mask and
Age defuse 50+.
Still unsure? Try the starter pack.

Finally found something that works! - 14-05-2016 by

I have rather sensitive skin and am prone to whiteheads/blackheads and painful pimples. I've tried an array skin care products but found that my skin gets worse. I heard about Skintitute through watching beauty gurus on YouTube and they had given great reviews on this product. I had to get my hands on this cleanser asap! I must admit, my skin felt so gentle and smooth after the first wash. The smallest amount goes a long way and the scent is amazing! The 200ml will last a very long time which is a plus. I have been using this cleanser for a few days now and have noticed the bumps on my skin are slowly diminishing. I've never seen results develop this fast and safe to say I've finally found something that works.!

Holy Grail - 14-04-2016 by

I have been battling with adult acne for about 1 year now and this is the only thing that has been able to get rid of it. I am only one week in and my skin still has some little spots but it is 110% better than what it has been. This is the only product that has been able to do it without sucking/drying the life out of my skin. You only need to use the tiniest amount and I can tell that it is going to last me forever!

Magical facewash - 23-11-2015 by

My local beauty therapist uses Skinstitut products. I've quite liked my skin after having a Skinstitut-based facial so I decided to try out this cleanser when my skin was looking particularly bleak. I love it! In a matter of days, it has cleared up a horrible, (nearly) whole face breakout and has prevented further breakouts. Skinstitut products are reasonably priced for the size (particularly when bought from Adore!) and you only need the smallest amount. This is a must buy for everyone.

Cleansing & Exfoliating - 26-02-2015 by

This cleanser can be foamed up nicely and you only need a little, however it is not stripping and leaves my skin feeling comfortable yet very clean (I have normal skin with some oily areas and some dry patches). I did not need to use any exfoliating products while I was using this face wash as it works amazingly as an chemical exfoliant.

The amount you get will lasts for ages. There is a bit of a tea-tree scent, which I usually don't like, but this cleanser is just so good I am prepared to overlook it.

I have run out of mine and I can already see my skin is starting to look worse from not using it so I am re-purchasing.

Great product & value for money - 06-09-2014 by

Works well & is good value, I like this product as it is Australian...

Great product. - 05-09-2014 by

I swapped to this from a more expensive brand, and I like this better. It works well and I would recommend it to anyone.

Smells great and works well - 16-06-2014 by

Smells fantastic and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. Great value for money. I will certainly buy this again.

good - 09-09-2013 by

I've used and loved Dermalogica for years, but i'm loving the change with skinstitute.

Incredible - 08-08-2013 by

In a matter to 7 days my skin is looking incredible. I had blotchy pigmented skin with break outs. Literally within 7 days my skin is glowing, break outs are gone and is feeling amazing.

Holy grail cleanser - 29-06-2013 by

This cleanser is the best! I was using cetaphil on my sensitive, acne prone skin but I felt like it wasn't cleaning my skin enough. This cleanser is gentle on my skin yet deep cleansing, leaving my skin perfectly clean but not irritated. I have seen my acne improve as well as pore size diminish. I love this cleanser! A small amount goes a long, long way.

Great cleanser - 11-02-2013 by

You get great value with this huge tube that lasts for ages as you only need a pea sized amount at a time. Pleasant scent & neutral packaging means that my husband loves using this as well. Cleanses thoroughly without over stripping.

Very good product. Worth buying - 25-08-2012 by

For the price this is an excellent product. I dont like anything else in their range and it was by chance that I did purchase this at all. I have oily skin that is very sensitive and this is as good for my skin as any of the other more expensive brands. 10 out of 10 for me

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  • From Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% at 5/08/162:19 PM
    • Q: Hi Can I use this cleanser in the morning and night?
    • A: Hi Joanne,

      Thanks for your product question. If you have quite oily skin, or thickened skin (ie from sun damage), you can use this cleanser twice a day. If your skin is dry/combination, or sensitive, I would recommend once a day use.

      If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team at service@adorebeauty.com.au, or by calling us on (03) 9486 7179.

      - Alexandra
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  • From Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% at 4/01/174:39 PM
    • Q: Can i use this product whilst pregnant?
    • A: Hi Alicia,

      Thanks for your email. Due to the fact that you're currently pregnant and experiencing changes to your skin, I'd definitely suggest consulting your healthcare professional. Most of the active ingredients used in traditional pigment inhibiting/breakout control skincare items are unsafe for use during pregnancy.
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