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Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% 200ml

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The Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% is a simple yet effective dual cleanser and exfoliant designed for effortless cleansing and skin renewal.

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4.6 of 456 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

great cleanser

cleanse queen

I started using this in a very humid climate and it almost instantly cleared up my breakout. i’m now in victoria and it wasn’t working as well. i started using it only in the morning (as the instructions dictate) and it seems to be a little more effective.

i would recommend using it with other complimentary skinstitut products.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not amazing

Sophie

I was excited to try this cleanser and have been using it for months now. My skin has hardly improved and is probably more congested than it was before I started using this. However, I do find that leaving this on my skin for 10 minutes like a mask seems to work well for me. Not sure if I would repurchase though, as there are better products on the market that are less expensive.
  1. Not for sensitive skin

    Fifi

    I got a free sample of this in my goodie bag, but it's a bit harsh for my sensitive skin so, I gave it to my sister who seems to be liking it.
  2. Not good

    Ava

    verified purchaser
    The product had totally separated (like curdled milk), and I think glycolic works best when kept on the skin so it’s not as effective in a wash.
  3. great cleanser

    cleanse queen

    I started using this in a very humid climate and it almost instantly cleared up my breakout. i’m now in victoria and it wasn’t working as well. i started using it only in the morning (as the instructions dictate) and it seems to be a little more effective.

    i would recommend using it with other complimentary skinstitut products.
  4. Clear and Smooth

    Alex

    I use this along with the Glycolic Scrub and the two together work magic! This cleanser leaves my skin clear and smooth and I can notice my pores have reduced. Love the whole Skinstitue range!
  5. The only cleanser for me

    SAlly

    verified purchaser
    This cleanser is my holy grail. When I first bought this product a few years ago, it cleared up my skin like nothing else. My acne disappeared within a week and stayed gone. I have tried other cleansers in between purchases, usually samples of other products and within a few days, my skin will break out and look tired. It lasts forever and is well worth the money.
  6. Really Useful

    Linda

    verified purchaser
    I am an older woman and have dry powdery skin. I use this cleanser in the morning to clean and gently exfoliate my skin afer using products at night. I feel it works very well, my skin is brighter, smoother and ready for the day products.
  7. Awesome cleanser

    Sarah

    verified purchaser
    I have combination skin and this cleanser helps keep my skin clear and not too oily
  8. Not amazing

    Sophie

    I was excited to try this cleanser and have been using it for months now. My skin has hardly improved and is probably more congested than it was before I started using this. However, I do find that leaving this on my skin for 10 minutes like a mask seems to work well for me. Not sure if I would repurchase though, as there are better products on the market that are less expensive.
  9. My back-up cleanser choice

    Rach

    I bought a tube of this before I received my now go-to cleanser as a sample pack (and was converted). It's slightly too harsh for my skin, but My boyfriend "acquired" this and is happy with how much it's cleared up his skin even within a couple of weeks!
  10. Smooth and clean

    Liz

    verified purchaser
    I use this every night with my Clarisonic which I was worried about at first being a creamier cleanser but it been going down a treat. It leaves me feeling clean but not tight, and lasts ages! I'll keep buying this one for a while!
  11. Great product!!

    Soph

    Makes my skin super soft and my skin tone and texture has gotten so much more even! Love to mix and use this one at night and Skinstituts gentle cleanser in the morning
  12. Great product

    Sarah

    This is great for oily and congested skin. I usually use this at the night. Can make my skin feel a little sensitive sometimes.
  13. Not my favourite cleaner

    Claire

    This cleanser was not for me. I prefer a more soapy cleanser that leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. I found even when I double cleansed I couldn’t get that clean feeling. It didn’t make my skin worse but I also didn’t see any noticeable improvements either. I am sure it would work for some but it wasn’t to my preference. I prefer the l- lactic cleanser in this range.
  14. Gentle, yet effective!

    Lauren

    I received this cleanser as a sample along with my adore beauty order. Overall I found it really nice. I use it every second day and while there is some localised redness immediately after use, the effects are really nice. My skin feels clean and softer after a couple of week of use. One sample size has lasted quite a while as you only need a very small amount.
  15. Great Product!

    Mandy

    I have combo, acne prone skin and I really love this product! One thing I do have to keep in mind though is not using it when I have any super inflamed pimples, as for me it can worsen and cause further irritation. I use daily as I find it too harsh to use it too often..
  16. Not sure

    Michelle

    I received this as a sample and I'm not sure if I would use it again. I'm not a fan of cream cleanser as it does not foam at all so you will need to add water when cleansing. Even though I double cleanse this does not feel like it completely removes every trace of makeup and dirt.
  17. Amazing product for breakouts and price

    Rachel

    I buy this when I cannot afford my usual expensive Aspect Purastat Cleanser - it's an amazingly cheal alternative - very effective, gives a deep clean and fights breakouts.
  18. Love it!

    Jen

    My acne drastically reduced after adding this to my routine every 2-3 days in the evenings after doing a double cleanse with their gentle cleanser. I will 100% purchase again.
  19. amazing cleanser

    elisefrwrd

    I love this cleanser, it feels like it really does deeply cleanse my skin and remove all the dirt from my pores. I do recommend adding a bit of water to the cleanser first before applying to your face
  20. Clearer skin after first use!

    Ty

    I received this as a sample and after using it for a couple days I had to buy the full size! After just one use i found my pesky blackheads had started disappearing and the rough texture of my skin had begun to smooth. I've used glycolic cleansers in the past but found this one to be my favourite! I have sensitive oily/combination skin and have finally found my holy grail!
  21. Sad- Didn't do much

    Azzie

    This cleanser probably will work for somebody else but for my skin it didn't.. I've been using this cleanser for 5 weeks but I see no difference with my acne, they're still red and bumpy. Also, I'm using the whole skinstitut skin care, unfortunately it didn't do much.

    I just want to say that, yes this cleanser actually cleanses your skin and remove all dirt, but despite that need mor...
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  22. No more dirt!

    Gemma

    This cleanser is so great to pick up all the dirt on your face and use active ingredients to target open pores and blackheads. This was referred to me by beauty therapists and it works well when you specifically massage it into problem areas.
  23. Nothing special

    Tee

    This cleanser had no faults, however it didn't do anything for my face in terms of helping current problems ie congested pores.
  24. Fabulous cleanser

    Amie

    I like to use this in the evening. Have noticed a change in the texture of my skin since using. Less black heads and spots all together.
  25. Best cleanser

    Elizabeth

    This is my all time favourite cleanser, it works wonderfully on my slightly dry skin, and helps retain moisture at all times!
  26. Cannot recommend enough

    Al.B

    I love this cleanser. I use it everyday, gets makeup off perfectly. And controls breakouts and skin tone perfectly. Girlfriends I’ve recommended the skinstitut products to now swear by them! Just love the brand!
  27. A staple

    Jess

    Started using this cleanser years ago to help settle my acne and haven’t stopped! I use it every second night alternating with a gentle cleanser and find it helps to keeps my skin clean and clear.
  28. It works but...

    Emma

    I liked this product for so long but I've decided it's just a bit too harsh on my skin. It's quite rough compared to some facial cleansers (I suppose it is a scrub) and needs a fair bit of water to mix in to make it less harsh on my skin.
    It does work but I only use it very rarely now - once a month just so I can finish it.
  29. Cleanser

    Dez

    The cleanser is good but I haven't seen any results. It makes my skin more prone to break out
  30. Best sample ever!

    Cha

    I received this in a goodie bag and it's pretty brilliant. My hormonal acne drastically reduced after adding this to my routine every 2-3 days in the evenings after doing a double cleanse with their gentle cleanser. I will 100% purchase again.
  31. Deep cleanse

    Ris

    I was after a daily cleanser to use with my clarisonic brush to clean my skin and assist with my acne. It did exactly that, and was not too harsh on my sensitive skin.
  32. Gets to work quickly

    Shirl

    Bought this in hopes to settle a break out and it got to work very quickly! This will be my go to from now on.
  33. Great cleanser

    Anna

    I thought this may be too harsh on mature so I was hesitant to try but it proved to be wonderful. A fabulous deep cleanse without stripping or overdrying.
  34. Great for oily and acneic skin

    Ella

    I have combo/oily, acne prone skin and I really like this product! One thing I do have to keep in mind though is not using it when I have any super inflamed pimples, as for me it can worsen them and cause further irritation. Even with quite oily skin it is not something I would use daily as I anyway find it too harsh to use it so often, however it is great a couple of days a week for that extra de...
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  35. Great for acne scars

    Lee

    I feel like it helped a lot with my hyperpigmentation and helped fade darker acne scars. It also helped my skin more radiant and made it softer as well.
  36. A favourite

    Sos

    Lovely creamy cleanser that doesn’t leave a film or strip my skin. I wouldn’t use it daily but great for dry dull patches from using tretinoin and pimples.
  37. Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%

    RH

    Thorough exfoliant. I use it a couple of times a week to keep my skin tone even
  38. Apart of my beauty toolbelt

    Ash

    This cleanser is truly amazing! It has been apart of saving my skin as I struggled with acne even at age 23. Along with some other products (like the glycolic scrub and a dermaroller) I now have skin that I am confident in!
  39. Fresh and clean!

    Nikki

    My main problem is blackheads and large pores. I have used many different brands/products over the years (Dermalogica, La Roche Posay, Alpha-H, Neutrogena etc.). I was a little sceptical to try Skinstitut at first, and was worried it would be another product that does little. However, I am pleasantly surprised at just how good this product is! I have noticeable results; far fewer blackheads, small...
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  40. I find Glycolic is the best chemical exfoliant for my skin

    Sam

    I find Glycolic is the best chemical exfoliant for my skin, it works really well and doesn't irritate my skin.
  41. Really nice cleanser

    Cheryl

    Lovely texture, quite thick & creamy. Cleanses my combination skin very well, feels clean & smooth after. Can be a little drying so I only use 2-3 times a week & not if my skin is already feeling a bit dehydrated. Will probably give the scrub version a try next time for a more intense exfoliation.
  42. Love it

    Abby

    I use it when my skin is not sensitive, it works well , and I can feel that after exfoliating, my skin absorb product better and faster
  43. Deep clean

    Anjae

    Gives my skin a deep clean and helps to remove that makeup. I use with with my cleanser.
  44. Wonderful

    Joel

    So great for breakouts. It’s really strong so I tend to only use it once a week but it’s really nice. Great!
  45. Love

    Sharni

    This cleanser deeply cleanses my skin without over drying and helps with reducing oil production
  46. Great

    Jay

    Great cleanse- Offers deep clean without drying the skin out
  47. So happy

    Rosie

    I was recently getting a really bad break out of no where and was encouraged to check out this range. I purchased this cleanser, mist spray and the moisturiser and after 4 days of use, my pimples dried. I look forward to buying more of their products. So happy!
  48. WOW

    alysia

    I should have listened to my beautician a long time ago! This product is 10/10.. the difference in my skin is amazing. CLEAR FAST RESULTS. I will continue to buy this wash.
  49. Does its job

    Rhi

    Leaves my skin feeling very clean. I havent noticed a huge difference on the appearance of my skin but have had a few compliments since using it.
  50. Glycolic cleanser

    Anna

    This is really nice for calming down acne. I use it at night every other day so my skin doesn't get too tight and dry, but this has worked wonders on my oily acne prone skin
  51. It is okay

    Prabhjot

    This fared a lot better than the other cleanser from the brand but it still doesn't help with oil controlling.
  52. Couldnt live without

    Ebony

    I really love this product. At first I only used it 3 times a week and now I can use it every night. I feel like this helps if you have acne prone skin
  53. Feels so good

    Chai

    I love the way the product leaves your skin feeling refreshed and smooth without exfoliating. A small amount goes a long way so the huge bottle lasts forever, great value for money and a quality product. I’ve noticed a visible decrease in blemishes and blackheads since using a range of skinstitut products. This product in particular is probably my favourite.
  54. My favourite cleanser

    clairek

    I love this cleanser. I doesn't leave my skin dry or tight but it still gives a good clean. I leave it on for a few minutes in the shower to get extra effect from the glycol acid.
  55. Fantastic

    Yun

    I love this cleanser. It helps to clean and exfoliate my skin. It didn’t cause any breakouts and actually reduce my congestion. This made my skin glow. Definitely repurchase.
  56. I like it

    Taylor

    This is a good cleanser, doesn't leave the skin dry or tight
  57. Too strong for me

    Bonch

    It did not go well on my normal to oily skin even if I was only using very little pea-size amount still feels drying on skin afterwards. I do not like wasting so I am using it on my body instead and mixing it with my body wash and so far so good.
  58. Love!

    Kiki

    I love that this cleanser has an exfoliation factor for the days I can’t be bothered exfoliating! Didn’t cause any breakouts, made my skin glow!
  59. Love

    Chanelle j

    I use this every few days. Really deep cleanses the skin and leaves it soft.
    Gently scrubs away built up skin
  60. Really great

    Frankie

    This cleanser is soooooo good, really cleans my face. However I've been using it daily which has been a little harsh on my face so it really is only to be used every couple of days or whatever.
    When used correctly this cleanser is the best. I love all skinstitut products and will def keep using them.
  61. #1 Best Cleanser Ever

    Laura

    Fantastic product. I can't believe it's so affordable (Skinstitut is rapidly becoming my go-to brand for everything for my oily and sun-damaged skin). It feels lovely on the skin, quite gentle actually but it clears skin like nothing else. No tightness, no irritation, and it lasts for ages.

    Also it's important to me that the brand is vegan and cruelty-free, so thank you Skinstitut!
  62. Good for sensitive yet acne prone skin

    Phoebe

    I have incredibly sensitive skin and most face washes leave me skin feeling tight and itchy, but I love this. I have acne prone skin on my jaw so I feel like I'm getting a proper clean with this stuff without getting the irritated after effects
  63. Just got another one!

    sh

    I have been using this cleanser for around 10 months and it finally ran out. This cleanser will not dry up your skin and make it feel tight. I love the glycolic acid in it. I like to leave the cleanser on the face for a few minutes once in a while and it's like a chemical peel.
  64. Not bad

    Vidds

    It's not bad but did not find any difference. Skin cuticles gentle wash is the best.v
  65. Perfect cleanser

    Bernerdette

    This product was recommended for my teenage daughter and she loves it. We have seen results since using it
  66. Less is more

    Kayla

    Great cleanser with effective results for oily/ acne prone skin, however I find sometimes using less and rubbing in more gives better results.
  67. This is great

    Tamara

    At first I didn’t notice a difference and with having sensitive skin I was scared of using it. But I decided I need to give it a go. I try and use it about 3 times a week and the next day my skin is so soft. Really does a good job at getting rid of dead skin.
  68. it's really cleared up my skin

    gaby

    Have been using this for around 4-6 weeks and it has been amazing for my skin. Less breakouts and doesn't leave your face with that tight feeling after cleansing. I've been using this cleanser in conjunction with the gentle cleanser from Skinstitut and my skin has absolutely loved me for it. This cleanser really surprised me as it's soft so you don't think it will be a deep clean but it's really c...
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  69. Transformed my skin

    Teagan

    I have finally found my holy grail cleanser. This cleanser has seriously transformed my skin, I frequented break outs on my chin and after using this regularly my skin has finally calmed down and I break out far less frequently. I am ingredient nerd and always check out the ingredients before purchasing a product because I have acne prone skin and I easily become congested. The gentle exfoliation ...
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  70. Highly effective.

    Moura

    Great texture and highly effective! Skin was left looking smooth and radiant.
  71. Gets the job done

    Moura

    I wasn't quite sure about this product, having read the stunning reviews I places an order. The results were instant, my skin looked fresh and had a nice glow about it. You know something is working when people comment asking if you've been on holidays, when all you've really done is adjust your skincare routine.
  72. A must have for oily skin

    Sharni

    My skin is super oily and using this a few times a week has helped balance the oil my skin produces
  73. If you want soft skin purchase this

    Sharni

    This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, super soft and hydrated
  74. Must have

    Sharni

    Literally the best cleanser I have used. Using this range and particularly this cleanse has made a massive improvement on my skin that had mild acne
  75. Great

    Sharni

    Great cleanser with effective results for oily/ acne prone skin
  76. Must have

    briana

    I have been using Skinstiut for a year now and have noticed massive improvements, my pores are smaller and skin is soft
  77. Soft Skin

    Katrina

    I received this as a sample and I think I'll purchase the full size. It was a gently exfoliation, left my skin feeling really soft and not too drying. Very happy.
  78. Nice Cleanser

    Jade

    I had this product as a tester a couple of times and it really does the job. It’s a great cleanser and lasts a long time. I use it sparingly when I need a gentle exfoliation. I would recommend others to try if wanting to keep your skin fresh and renewed.
  79. Simple and effective

    Tiana

    I got this cleanser in a sample one day from Adore and I have been using it every night in the shower since. A gentle and efficient cleanser, leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped. This cleanser you only need a tiny amount and it will comfortably do your entire face. Worth every cent, it will last you such a long time!
    Highly reccomend for anyone with oily/combination skin!
  80. Didn't help with my mild hormonal acne or do anything

    Kathy

    I have breakouts which are most likely hormonal as I'm 23 years old now (female). It is mild, just a few spots, and I've started breaking out on my jaw recently and this cleanser didn't help with that. I started this cleanser on the 1st of august and it's been 3 weeks of use now and there has been no improvement in my skin. There's still blackheads and I still get papules. Also the cleanser has po...
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  81. Love this product!

    Laura

    I've been using this cleanser in conjunction with the gentle cleanser from Skinstitut and my skin has absolutely loved me for it. This cleanser really surprised me as it's soft so you don't think it will be a deep clean but it's really cleared up my skin.


  82. Great cleanser

    Kristy

    After getting a sample from AB of this product I decided to buy some. I have sensitive skin but have had no issues with this. It is quite thick so I only need to use a pea-sized amount. Great product and great value for money
  83. Excellent product

    Karen

    This is a very good product, it doesn’t dry out my mature skin. Only a small amount is needed , so it lasts for months. Economical and gentle on skin.
  84. Great for oily acne prone skin

    Emma

    Have been using this for around 4-6 weeks and it has been amazing for my skin. Less breakouts and doesn't leave your face with that tight feeling after cleansing.
  85. Great Product

    Kendra-lee

    I have recently been having a lot of breakouts since having my son, and nothing was helping me and since using the Skinstitut Glycolic Products my skin has cleared up and kept the breakouts to a bare minimum.
  86. Great cleanser

    Carolyn

    The Glycolic Cleanser 12% is great. My routine is to use the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, I find this very good for removing make up including my mascara, it's nice and gentle and easy to wash off with no residue. I then follow up with this, the Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% and go over my forehead, cheeks and chin when i feel they need it. It’s a great combo
  87. Good everyday cleanser

    Kate

    This is a nice cream based cleanser that cleanses without drying out the skin.My skin feels really nice after using it. The only downside is I don't like the tea tree oil in it
  88. Clearer skin

    Emma

    This cleanser is excellent.

    I use a pea sized amount and it cleanses my whole face and neck. I have found since using this product my pores are less clogged and I have had less breakouts.

    I have already recommended this to my friends and sister.
  89. fabulous

    Sally

    This is definitely slightly more expensive, but worth it for the great quality! I love to use this before bed.
  90. No more pimples

    Eera

    I wasn’t sure whether this would help my hormonal pimples (more like cysts). After using it everyday for about 2 months now along with glycolic scrub twice a week, I’ve had no pimples. It’s an amazing product and will definitely repurchase.
  91. Love this product!

    rachel

    Great product, does exactly what is says it will. Does wonders on my skin. Made a huge difference in every way!
  92. Awesome

    Lil

    i find u use alot of this product each time you use it but cleans out the pores and prevents breakouts on oily skin
  93. not a fan

    Lilly

    i dont like this cleanser, i find it leaves a weird texture on my skin and doesnt help reduce my acne at all,
  94. Summer Holy Grail

    Chiara

    In summer, my skin is often congested and oily from sunscreen, makeup, and sweat. As the second step in my cleansing routine, this cleanser helps clear and brighten my complexion without drying it, which is very important in summer. It can leave your skin a little red or tight afterwards, so I do recommend moisturizing or spritzing your f face immediately afterwards.
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  95. A little does not go a long way

    Omar

    Guy aged 20 with normal skin. I had been using Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel for a year prior to buying this. The Dermalogica cleanser was a foaming gel that I found effective in cleansing the face with only a little product. Heard great reviews on the glycolic scrub by Skinstitut, so I bought this as well to try out. Unfortunately it is not foaming and I found that I have to use a lot of pr...
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  96. My staple skincare

    Bethany

    I use the range of skinstitut as my stape skincare and love them! I alternate between tis cleanser and the other cleanser, using the glycolic cleanser when my skin is needing more love and is more 'clogged' or problematic. This cleanser leaves my skin totally clean (makeup free) and is smooth and tight.
  97. Great to clear blackheads!

    CRK

    I have tried many different products to help clear the blackheads on my nose; this is by far the best! (Especially once combined with the Glycolic scrub)
    Only downside is that I like a cleaner to do everything (including taking my make up off) and I can’t use this on my eyes, but other than that, it’s great!
  98. amazing

    Raha

    It is very hydrating as it penetrates deeply into the skin and leaves a lovely scent afterwards. Such a must have for those with problematic skin!
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