Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% 200ml
4.6 of 528 reviews
4 instalments of $9.01
4 instalments of $9.01
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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 528 reviews
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Everyday exfoliatorExcellent for every day use, especially to exfoliate all the dead skin cells that my skincare products have left behind overnight.
GlycolicI really like this on my face occasionally because it helps with texture. It can make my skin dry if I use too much, so I'd say use in moderation!
Teens love thisverified purchaserI have 3 teenagers who all use this - it has cleared up their spots, reduced their blackheads, and generally improved the texture of their skin. It has become a household favourite and one of the few products that actually does what it says it will for teenage skin without stripping it of all of its natural sebum. Have just reordered again!
excellent value for moneyI prefer the glycolic scrub in terms of the immediate effects it gives you. While this is excellent value for money if I wanted to have a glycolic product in my routine once this is used up I would opt for the the scrub instead
AMAZINGI really love this stuff, it's definitely one of my favourite cleansers. it doesn't really foam up so it can kind of feel like it's not working properly, but once you get used to that it's honestly amazing. I use it with my foreo and my skin has never been so clear.
Love this scrub !This is my second lot of this scrub, I loved it so much. I paired this with the retinol cream and vitamin c powder . Overall not huge results but it I felt that it lifted some of my pigmentation . It was definitely fantastic at removing dead skin and giving me a polished , clean feeling .
Gentle but effectiveI have always loved glycolic products and this is a great one! Very gentle but deep cleaning and exfoliating, doesn’t leave skin tight or stripped! Gentle enough for daily use.
I use as a spot treatmentI have sensitive skin however I do find that Glycolic can be very effective hence why I use it as more of a spot treatment on my chin and nose for hormonal breakouts or the small sweat pimples that I can sometimes get in the middle of summer. I don't use this on my cheeks as I find it too harsh and also unnecessary for my normal but occasionally sensitive skin.
GentleI found this cleanser to be quite gentle on my skin. The texture is a little different to what I expected- it's jelly-like. I found the Glycolic Scrub by Skinstitut more effective on my skin personally.
Great Efficient Cleanserverified purchaserHave been using for 2 months and right from the start I could feel that my skin became smoother. I found that using day and night was a little too much so I’ve moved so a more gentler cleanser in the am. This is now a staple in my routine.
LightI’ve been using skinstitut products for a while now and find that it’s not the best for sensitive skin, I experienced mild break outs but my skin did feel clean and soft after using this product and 14% didn’t go well with my sensitive skin, Someone with a different skin type/ concerns may find it more amazing and beneficial to their skin care routine!
Really effective cleanserThis cleanser really cleans, it’s unbelievable! My skin feels light and smooth every time I use it. Makeup goes on smoother during the day and I usually can’t use moisturisers at night because they clog my skin but after using this cleanser my skin drinks them in. My skin has never been so smooth and supple. It can be a bit drying so a good serum/moisturiser is essential, and it’s quite strong so...Read More
Too strong for me, hubby loves itIt's way too strong and drying for my sensitive face, and I find it even too drying for my body (possibly because of the sulphates?) I gave it to my husband who has issues of ingrown facial hairs, he said it's effective. So I guess it's a good product but not for me!
Excellent cleanser, skin feel fresh and looks glowy and youthfulThis is a great cleanser, though fairly gentle it still contains enough of the active ingredient glycolic acid to leave skin feeling super zingy and like it has had a good “treatment” as well as leaving it looking really clean, fresh and glowing. I’m 32 for reference and I love this cleanser.
Best cleanser everMy favourite cleanser ever! My skin always feels soft and fresh after using! Recommend it to everyone.
A new part of my routineAnother great product. I'm using this as a cleanser when my skin is a bit oily from hormones etc. It's a great complement to the other products depending on how my skin is feeling. No dryness at all which is awesome.
Hooked!!I originally started on this as a sample. The value for money on this product is outstanding as you only need a pea-sized amount. My tiny sample tube lasted me forever and the sale tube is HUGE by comparison. I have combination skin and find this to be a nice, gentle cleanser that doesn't lather and leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh and smooth afterwards. I've really found that it's helped in red...Read More
Perfect Cleanser for MeI've been using this for a few weeks now and I absolutely love it, I was a bit nervous using it as actives have given me a lot of purging and I was worried this would make it worse but I had bought it and decided to just give it a try. I honestly think this has helped clear up the issues caused by purging and acne. It does not irritate my skin at all and I actually really like the tea tree smell.
multi-use cleanserI have been using this pretty regularly, as a daily cleanser in the shower. I didn't think much of it, in terms of an AHA product, but it's quite gentle and can be used at least once daily with no irritation. I have now changed the way I use it, and I think it's made a difference; I put it on more like a mask and let it sit for a couple minutes in the shower before washing it off to give the glyco...Read More
Cleanser of my dreamsLOOOOVE THIS CLEANSER! Especially paired with the Glycolic Scrub
The best for an oily ass bishThis + their moisturiser has been the best combo for my skin. I have tried my whole teenage life for something that won’t break my very oily and sensitive skin. My skin is left supple, glowy (NOT oily) and fresh.
I was worried about investing in what I think is a pricey product but SO WORTH IT!! Will be buying more!
Happy with this - Skinstitut Gycolic Cleanser 12%I was recommended the Skinstitut Gycolic Cleanser 12% by Adore beauty consultants (in combination with the Gycolic Scrub 14%) to combat my hormonal breakout which leave my skin dull and red patches. I have blotchy skin, with uneven skin tone and this product has helped so far. It is early days (only been a week) and I have seen a huge improvement in my complexion already since starting on this....Read More
Gentle to use everydayThis product is really great for oily skin! It works wonders on my skin. The product is gentle enough to use everyday and my face feels so smooth afterwards. It feels like it thoroughly cleans my skin too. I use this product in conjunction with the Glycolic Scrub whenever I have breakouts (which is rare now) and they both have really cleared my skin up ever since. I feel like it has also really co...Read More
So so good!I used to have acne and very oily skin. I believe this product has really helped it. I don't rely on medicated cleansers any more. My skin feels soft, not oily and my acne is almost gone.
Repurchased multiple timesLove this, have been using it for years. Great on my oily acne prone skin. I use it once daily on a cleansing brush. It makes my skin feel so clean without feeling too tight. Has helped clear up my skin and keep it that way. Bonus is one bottle also lasts FOREVER so great value for money
Intense cleansingI use this a a second cleanse, it seems a waste to use it removing makeup and being Glycol based you don’t want this getting near your eye area.
This does give you a slight tingle and be quite drying in certain areas . I do use this cleanser morning and night but I use a more gentle cleanser on my neck . You don’t need a lot of product so it lasts for ages!
My skin is super smooth an...Read More
Not great for sensitive skinWhile this cleanser is good, it’s not great if you’ve got sensitive skin. I love the tea tree smell but I think that’s the part of this cleanser that makes it not suitable for me
Strong but good!This is a great active cleanser when it isn't over used! I initially used it nightly but it started to dry my skin out a bit so now i only use it 2 nights a week and i love it. It doesn't make my skin feel tight and it's just what i need when my skin gets a bit congested. I actually gently work it around my face in circular motions using a piece of folded up gauze for a good deep clean. My skin fe...Read More
Works a treatThis is a fantastic cleanser! I would recommend this product in a heartbeat.
Makes my skin feel super soft and squeaky clean.
A small amount of this cleanser goes a long way!
Good cleanserI really liked this cleanser - it has a great smell and made my skin feel nice. It didn’t make any improvements to my break outs, but it didn’t make them worse either.
Would recommend trying this cleanser.
sadly my skin isn't loving itreally love the brand and the prices are so good i thought why not, for some reason my skin just didn't agree with it and it broke me out with lots of little under the skin deep pimples on my forehead, made me very very red on the face after using it as well, i think its little harsh if you have sensitive skin
Great value for moneyI use this product everyday and one tube has lasted me months. It is great for oily skin and keeping skin clear from breakouts. It has been a game changer for my everyday routine and isn't too harsh on my skin.
Easy AF!My first chemical exfoliant cleanser and what a good one to start with. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and enlarged pores on my nose/cheeks. I was wanting something to help refine and clear these out. I'm loving this product as so easy to add into my routine, just an extra 30 secs in the shower and your done. The consistency is nice and thick so don't accidently squeeze out to much. B...Read More
Good stuffI bought this to use in conjunction with my Laser Clinic treatments for pigmentation reduction and it works! I've also found it works in reducing break outs, which is a great bonus!
Great results!I suffer from congested, oily/dehydrated skin and this cleanser is awesome! The first couple of times I tried it, it did feel a bit harsh, but now my skin has adjusted and I use it a couple of times a week (I leave it on for a few minutes in the shower before rinsing) and my skin feels amazing after!
Great cleanserI've been using Skinstituts glycolic cleanser for 3 years now. It's great for acne prone skin. I use it once a day at night time. Its a strong cleanser for my skin, which is an oily combination. The bottle is quite big and I find that it lasts me for a long time. In the last 3 years I've used 4 bottles of this cleanser so I think it's good value for money.
Not for sensitive skin but excellent exfoliatorI have dry skin so I'm always looking for products to help lift the dead skin without being drying. One bottle of this cleanser lasts me forever- you need a pea size amount and it spreads easily. I'm on my second bottle of daily use in 2.5 years! I don't recommend it for sensitive skin or if you have open cuts or wounds as it does sting quite considerably in those spots- but otherwise it is an ex...Read More
Great value for a great productI started my skin care journey with the Skinstitut range and for the cost and its effectiveness I was really happy. The products have some natural ingredients which I like but also have essential products for skin care concerns. I love this Cleanser!
My everyday cleanserI like to believe this cleanser has helped keep my skin clear from breakouts since I have stopped relying on benzoyl peroxide for my acne-prone skin. My oily skin feels cleansed without stripping it dry
My favourite glycolic cleanserI'm onto my second tube. It lasts for ages, so really good value for $. This has evened out my skin tone much better than my previous, 3 x price glycolic cleanser. Especially noticed that dull scars from hormonal breakouts around my chin/jawline are now completely faded, I get daily compliments on my skin looking clear, bright and smooth more now in my 40s than I did 10 years ago.
Saved my skin!This product is a game changer. I struggled with acne from the age of 11-21. After trying countless different products, this has been the only one that has cleared my skin.
Personal favouriteMy personal favourite face wash - paired with retinol it got rid of my cystic acne ❤️
Kind to skinA light cleanser without stripping essential oils on skin
Does the job
Good acne treatmentThis product slowly transformed my acne. It reduced the size, amount of my pimples and the amount the was developing/active. As it is gentle but for every second day use. As I feel like if you were to use it daily it may strip your skin even if you are majorly oily.
A bit intense for for daily, great body washToo irritating for daily - but works well as a treatment wash once a week and works especially well as a body wash. Spots on my back and chest vanished. Lasts a really long time - good value for money
not for sensitive skinI got a sample of this in a goodie bag, and immediately gave it to my sister as I knew it wouldn't work for my skin as this is not a cleanser I would buy for myself. My sister who has acne prone skin loved it and uses it everyday.
Great for Acne SkinI've been having troubles lately with my skin and got told that this cleanser should help clear it up. Using only a pea size amount morning and night it has cleaned my skin right up and helped with the oiliness. It is more of a cream and doesn't foam up but it has worked wonders for me.
Absolutely loveI absolutely love this cleanser. When my skin starts playing up it always cleans it up and keeps it in good order. It's not that expensive and controls my oil production. Love Skinstitut!
Nice but too harshI really wanted to love this product as my skin has previously loved glycolic acid products. This one is just too harsh for my face tho, after using it my skin feels tight and dry. I have found it perfect to use on my arms, chest and back though! It has really cleared up the breakouts I had going on in those areas!
skinstitutI was very impressed by this glycolic cleanser. I used it when i was going through a breakout on my face and it definitely helped to calm down the acne, without being overly harsh
- Will definitely be re purchasing this!!
Good cleaning cleanserThis glycolic cleanser is great! You can feel that it cleans the skin well without stripping it of oils and making it dry. It leaves my skin feeling sold. I use it at night and in the morning I use Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta pore perfecting cleanser (which adore should stock!!)
I also use it on my arms to help manage my Keratosis Polaris. Sometimes there is a slight tingle so if you ...Read More
A great everyday cleanserHelps to keep congestion under control. It lasts a long time as you don’t need much.
Great exfoliantI use this product every 3-4 days as a stronger cleanser than my daily cleaner as it is a bit stronger. It is really great at reducing my breakouts and helping my skin appear more even and less oily.
perfect productuse as a chemical exfoliatent a few times a week and its done wonders to my skin, reducing pimples and redness
Gentle Active CleanserCleans skin without drying and effectively unblock pores without scrubbing, i use this as my everyday cleanser, removes make up well too.
My favourite cleanserThis was recommended to me, and it does as it intends! It is such a great cleanser. Removes the build up on my face throughout the day, and leave my skin smooth after I was it off. Highly recommend!
SurprisedThis is very nice but I was surprised as I assumed it was a bubbly foaming cleanser but it’s more like a cream!
I guess I should of read the description!!
It works super well the the creamy formula makes it great for leaving moisture in the skin.
Not the best for removing foundation so make this your second cleanse
Face AND body heroObsessed! So good to exfoliate the face when in need of a good cleanse. Buuuuuuuut also amazing on the body when pesky little pimples pop up (*cough* thanks to sweaty gym sessions*). Lovely consistency, doesn’t really smell, and a little goes a long way.
Best all-over body washDespite having clear skin on my face, I’ve suffered from back acne for 4 years since having kids. I’ve tried numerous products, treatments, microdermabrasion, etc. to no avail.... until I used this product! It’s worked wonders and I no longer have to worry about covering my back during the hot months.
Helping my BreakoutsI have been using this product for just over a week now and i have already seen a slight improvement, i started using it when my period started so i had major breakouts and they have settled heaps, can not wait to see how my skin is in the next month or two, fingers crossed it keeps up the good work. :)
Great for Acne!This product has worked really well for me in terms of controlling my acne and texture. I use this every second night and it has improved my skin significantly. I will say that you should avoid it on broken skin as it does sting a little bit if applied on top, but otherwise this makes y face feel smooth and relieve acne breakouts! I would suggest pairing this with a good moisturiser too though!
Great to clear up acne and rednessThis product is great, and helped me clear up all my congestion and acne. However it can dry your skin out a lot if you use it too regularly. Definitely recommend as a once week pick me up to your skin!
Glycolic cleanserThis cleanser is ok, can be harsh on the skin if your quite sensitive! helps remove dead skin cells whilst giving a deep cleanse.
Stick to the other cleaners in this rangeNot amazing. Silly me, I accidentally ordered this instead of the exfoliator. I don't rate it, doesn't give me a clean feeling or leave my skin looking fresh.
Body acne washI use this product on my face, chest and back every morning.
This is the only product that has helped to clear up blackheads, closed comedones and pimples on my back and chest. Things still pop up from time to time but this wash has helped enormously. The bottle lasts a while as well.
A great active cleanserThis cleanser is really good if you’re wanting a cleanser with active ingredients. It’s quite hydrating and works well to remove dead skin cells etc but I do find it a bit harsh on my dry areas (I have combo skin). I don’t reach for this often. It is amazing when I’m having breakouts or my pores are really clogged!
Love this!First received this as a sample and fell in love with it immediately that I had to purchase a full size.
Although it is a bit pricey, it definitely feels worth it. As someone with veeeeery oily skin (along with acne-prone, sometimes sensitive, dehydrated) this worked wonderfully.
I have darker skin and quite a lot of hyperpigmentation and this cleanser really helped with those ...Read More
Pretty goodReceived a sample tube of this with a recent order. I haven’t used it on my face as I already have a good exfoliator for my face, but, I used it on my arms and legs. I have quite dry skin, with ingrown hairs and a few bumps. I found it really helped smooth my skin within a few uses.
Not for me, but my fiancé loves it.I received this as part of gift with purchase pack a while ago. I gifted it to my fiancé as he’s really got into skincare and wanted to try something for his blackheads. He really likes this cleanser and has noticed a positive difference in his skin, but found my skin just felt a bit stripped whenever I used it. I personally prefer my ASAP gentle cleanser, my skin has been on the dryer side lately...Read More
Best cleanserThis has saved my skin, feels like a facial every time.
I used to have bad breakouts and this cleanser has reduced it 90%
Good product to haveThis product is good to have in your bathroom. I recommend using it only if you're not using any other acids in that routine. Next time, I may opt for the gentle cleanser so I don't have to stress about using Niacinamide in the same routine.
Not for sensitive skinI 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.
Not goodThe 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.
great cleanserI 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.
Clear and SmoothI 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!
The only cleanser for meThis 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.
Really UsefulI 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.
Awesome cleanserI have combination skin and this cleanser helps keep my skin clear and not too oily
Not amazingI 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.
My back-up cleanser choiceI 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!
Smooth and cleanI 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!
Great product!!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
Great productThis is great for oily and congested skin. I usually use this at the night. Can make my skin feel a little sensitive sometimes.
Not my favourite cleanerThis 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.
Gentle, yet effective!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.
Great Product!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..
Not sureI 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.
Amazing product for breakouts and priceI 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.
Love it!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.
amazing cleanserI 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
Clearer skin after first use!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!
Sad- Didn't do muchThis 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...Read More
No more dirt!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.
Nothing specialThis cleanser had no faults, however it didn't do anything for my face in terms of helping current problems ie congested pores.
Fabulous cleanserI 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.
Best cleanserThis is my all time favourite cleanser, it works wonderfully on my slightly dry skin, and helps retain moisture at all times!
Cannot recommend enoughI 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!
A stapleStarted 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.
It works but...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.