Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%

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Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% by Skinstitut

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Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% is a deep and invigorating cleanser, formulated for use on the face and body. Enriched with Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Beads, and Tea Tree Oil, this exfoliating cleanser clears and brightens the complexion. Glycolic Scrub 14% also treats acne, congestion, and pigmentation concerns.


Key benefits of Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%

  • Removes impurities and treats congestion for clear pores
  • Refines skin texture for softer skin
  • prevents blemishes, acne and blackheads
  • promotes healthy cell renewal for plumper skin

Glycolic Acid provides effective chemical exfoliation, especially when combined with biodegradable Jojoba Beads to unclog pores. This effective scrub removes oil and promotes healthy skin cells to resurface for a smoother, more refined complexion. Tea Tree Oil has long been used for its antibacterial and soothing properties, which further assist in the treatment and prevention of blemishes and blackheads.

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% targets dark spots, sun damage, and other pigmentation abnormalities without lightening these problem areas. Instead, the Alpha-hydroxy Acids present in this scrub promote cell turnover to reveal a rejuvenated and more even complexion. This action makes Glycolic Scrub 14% a great addition to any anti-ageing skincare routine.

This facial scrub formulation repairs and strengthens impaired skin, refreshes and rebalances problematic skin, and is a great treatment product for ingrown hairs. A non-dehydrating product, this scrub is great for acne-prone, congested skin, and oiler skin types.

Sensitive, delicate, or irritation-prone skin types are advised to use an effective but more gentle exfoliating product, Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser, to treat congestion and even skin tone.

How to use Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%:

  • Cleanse with your favourite Skinstitut cleanser.
  • Squeeze a pea-sized amount of scrub onto wet hands.
  • Lather over face using circular motions, avoiding eyes.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  • Follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.

This products works great with Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser to remove all traces of oil and makeup prior to exfoliation. Follow with Skinstitut Moisture Defence to keep skin hydrated and smooth without congesting pores.


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Aqua, Glycolic Acid, Nylon 6, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Jojoba Beads, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Paraffin Oil, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, D-Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tea Tree Oil, Sodium, Hydroxymethyl Glycinate, Disodium EDTA


How to use Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%

  • Squeeze a pea sized amount onto wet hands and rub over treatment area for 30 seconds.

  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water

  • Pat dry

  • Not to be used around the eye area

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Lovely scrub - 19-02-2018 by

Lovely scrub - Really gives you that clean feeling. It is great at smoothing the skin. I have noticed less large blackheads on my nose and chin since using it. It does however make my eyes sting and water (i dont use anywhere near my eyes but it might be the smell or something? just using it on my nose makes my eyes go nuts!)

Great physical exfoliant - 19-02-2018 by

This definitely does the job, however I cannot use it on my face very often as it makes me breakout, it also made my sister breakout, so I use it on my body.
It's been amazing on my legs!

Best scrub ever! - 19-02-2018 by

I’ve tried so many different scrubs and never has one been this effective at exfoliating, cleaning and invigorating my skin. I use it both on my face and body once or twice a week to really polish and clear my skin and this scrub makes my skin glow. I have dry to normal skin that does not tolerate anything harsh. I have been using this for 3 months now with no irritations. Great price and value, I highly recommend this!

Cannot Fault this product - 25-01-2018 by

I have combination skin and wear makeup resulting in congested pores. As such I like my exfoliatorntk be one that really cleanses and gets into the Piotr. Unfortunately this can result in an abrasive experience. However, this glycolic scrub does not do that! I am given a thorough clean and exfoliation without having harsh red marks left from the experience. My skin is left smooth and decongested. After going between exfoliates, I can assuredly day that this is my go-to and will forever have a place in my bathroom cupboard.

Game changer - 23-01-2018 by

I have tried so many other cleansers which seem to strip my skin of my natural oils but this one works on such a deep level without making you feel like you've lost layers of skin! I use it every 3 days and immediately after I feel like my makeup applies so much smoother. You only need a tiny bit (pea size) so it lasts forever

Best exfoliator ever!! - 23-01-2018 by

I cannot fault this product!
I have sensitive and combination skin prone to acne and congestion around the jaw area.
I love that you gan feel the grit/grain of the exfoliator.
It really feels like it is scrubbing away the dead skin.
It leaves my face feeling smooth and clean but not tight like some exfoliator a can do.
I love it!

Gentle and effective exfoliator - 18-01-2018 by

This exfoliator is really nice to use on my dry and sensitive skin. Before trying this I tended to avoid exfoliators as they would leave my skin red or were too harsh. This one is perfect as it is gritty but gentle enough not to inflame my skin.

Great exfoliator - 09-01-2018 by

This is gentle on the skin but still exfoliates well enough to leave skin smooth and soft. I bought it for my husband to use as well and he loves it. Will definitely repurchase.

A great Australian product - 08-01-2018 by

Love this. Great for use both on face and body. Don't require a harsh application - gently massage with water does the trick. I would say the smell of this product is not for everyone but its not a deal breaker in my book. Will re-purchase for sure.

He'll yes I would recommend this to a friend - 08-01-2018 by

This product is so good!!!
Works so well with my acne and oily skin which gets quite sensitive. The smell is a bit strange but works a treat! Once a week along with my alpha products .
Thanks adore beauty!

A scrub like no other - 28-12-2017 by

I love gylcolic acid and the fact that its in a scrub is amazing. You face will feel amazing after it and it cleans out your skin and all my pores and all clear and my face feels like silk after it. I use it on my body as well some times. Absolutely love it

great exfoliator - 27-12-2017 by

I use this once a week on my face and it has really improved my congestion/blackheads. I get a little bit of acne on my decolletage as well so I use it there too. You can feel the beads really exfoliate and soften your skin

Nice but not what I expected - 14-12-2017 by

I was hoping this would be a bit more of a chemical exfoliant than a physical scrub. It's very rough and i don't get any sting or tingle from the glycolic so it kind of feels like any other scrub. Nice to use a couple of times a week. I prefer the Origins Modern Friction scrub as it has smaller particles but this is less expensive which is nice. All in all a good scrub for the price point but nothing special.

Won't use anything else! - 14-12-2017 by

This is a must have for people with congested skin. I have been using it for about a year now and would not use anything else. Definitely would not recommend using it more than once/twice a week. I became reliant on it when I had bad skin and used it every day. It made my skin worse, I broke out all the time, pores were larger and made my skin peel. After having a consultation and learning the correct way to use it with other skinstitut products I love it! Twice a week max, my skin is softer, pores are smaller, blackheads are still there but definitely less visible and I have barely had a pimple in 5 months! Could not recommend this brand more!

Excellent - 04-12-2017 by

This is just what my skin needed. I saw results from first use. My skin was clearer looks fresher. I use it twice a week and the results are lasting. It is great value and will last for a while. Will definitely repurchase this item when I run out

Best exfoliant - 30-11-2017 by

I have been using this scrub for almost 3 years now. Everytime I have tried another brand it's gone in the trash, nothing beats this formula. Great for congestion, just don't overdo it. I use it 2-3 times a week and it keeps the little bumps around the edge of my face away!

Not too bad - 27-11-2017 by

I purchased this because of the great reviews I'd seen and to help combat my problematic skin. On first use, I did not like it all. However, I didn't give up on it. I tried it a number of times to no good use. That was until Summer approached and my skin became a lot oilier. This completely softened my coarse skin and the texture was more refined after use. Not something I would use everyday, but maybe two times a month.

Best! - 22-11-2017 by

This stuff is amazing, I had major congestion around my chin, pimples and milla. Using this scrub in combination with gentle cleanser and other skinstitut products - my skin has never felt or looked so good - some days I don't even need makeup! I also use it for ingrown hairs and if my skin is irritated after shaving - it really is amazing and you get a lot of it for the price!

Love it! - 13-11-2017 by

Personally I found this a bit too intense to use on my face but works absolutely wonders on arms, elbows, knees anywhere that needs a bit of extra exfoliation! You only need a tiny amount of product for quite a large area, amazing product!

Fresh, unblocked pores - 13-11-2017 by

My skin is sensitive but I need a product to really get deep into my pores to clean them out. I have trouble with dark congestion/ blackheads on my nose particularly. This scrub has helped immensely and stopped my squeezing habit! Used every second day, my skin is renewed, soft and clear. My super sensitive skin hasn't reacted, my pores are clear and smaller, so this is my new go to exfoliant.

5 stars - 24-10-2017 by

Great scrub skin feel clean and fresh and can visibly see a difference in a week. Takes a bit to get used to and cannot use it every day as its harsh, but am loving using it and fell like its really removing any dead unwanted skin. Having less breakouts and feel like this is cleansing my pores from deep down for once and for all. Loving it so far and would definitely recommend!

Best scrub EVER! - 24-10-2017 by

Have been looking for the perfect scrub for not joke 9 years! I have tried every brand under the sun! After using this scrub at my friends house, I just knew i had to get it myself. I'd FINALLY found the scrub I've been looking for! My number 1 issue I have with my skin is my blackheads. My nose and chin are covered in them. Now although using this scrub along with a cleanser hasn't taken away these blackheads, they have dramatically minimised the size of my pores and reduced how much they standout! I didn't expect it to work so well! I believe that with continued use, and frequent dermatologist visits to help remove my blackheads manually, that this scrub will eventually take away all my blackheads! Seriously life changer!

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub - just right! - 24-10-2017 by

I brought this home for my partner to try, because he often complains that shaving seems to give him breakouts - I figured it was probably ingrowns, so he needed something to buff away dead skin cells and increase cell turnover.

Well, he loves this, and at this price, I couldn't be happier - finally he'll stop using my more expensive products! Seems to last for ages too.

This review doesn't stop there though. I tried this, because I only tried this once and thought it wasn't for my skin type (normal-combination, but sensitive). Actually, this works really well - as long as I don't use it where I tend to be most sensitive!

Usually when I go to see skin specialists they comment that I tend to have less fresh skin around the edges of my face - forehead and jawline. So I've been using this there, and it's been very effective.

Surprising new fav!

BUY IT - 23-10-2017 by

I got a mini size of this from a promo code
It is amazing i get big blind pimples and this works amazing I only use it once a week and it gets all the dead skins of and treats your pimples.
It will last you ages!!!!! I got this about 6 months ago and i still have it!

My new favourite scrub - 16-10-2017 by

My skin has been breaking out and the texture has been bumpy lately. This scrub is gentle enough to use every night but seems to be making my skin much smoother quite quickly. I'm loving the feel of my skin when I get out of the shower. I'm also using the lactic cleanser, even blend serum and oily skin moisturiser, which seems to be a winning combination. The value for money on this product is excellent as well, especially if you're only using it every second or third night. I would definitely recommend it to others with hormonal breakouts.

My favourite scrub! - 16-10-2017 by

This is my favourite exfoliator in the world! I use it after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs as well as getting rid of dead skin. It's amazing. Your skin feels so smooth and soft afterwards. It is quite rough though so I wouldn't recommend using it on your face.

Great for body exfoliation - 02-10-2017 by

I initially bought this long ago to use on my face for oily acne prone uneven skin, however it was too abrasive for my skin. When I applied it to my face it stung and irritated my skin. I had this product sitting in my cupboard for months and months, and decided to use it on my legs after hair removal to prevent ingrowns/bumps just so that I don’t waste product. I think it does a better job for body exfoliation rather than the face because it is too harsh. Nonetheless I love using it on my legs the day after epilating as it brightens, prevents ingrown and deeply cleanses them.

Amazing for cleaning out congestion in nose pores! - 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. You get alot of product and only need a small amount! I recommend this range to everyone I know.

Best exfoliater ever - 25-09-2017 by

I have tried so many different exfoliators and I use glycolic acids in a lot of my skincare so I thought I'd try this. I have used it twice already and see a difference and it cleared everything out of my skin (congestion) and usually after exfoliating my skin it feels very dry, not with this my skin feels smooth. I then go in straight away with my skin acids or my Skinstitut Retinol and it doesn’t irriatate my skin.

Love this Product! - 12-09-2017 by

This product leaves my skin so soft and smooth and acne free, Love it!

Perfect for oily skin and having pimples - 12-09-2017 by

I never tried a scrub thats not make your skin dry .. I love these product ..I really love this .. as I'm prone of hormonal acne I use this every night and my skin really soft and fresh after I use it

AMAZING! - 12-09-2017 by

Amazing product, I love using this scrub 2-3 times a week and it really helps with breakouts and reducing pores! Will definitely be buying again!

One of the best scrubs I have used! - 12-09-2017 by

I have recently purchased this product for my husband who is a 'Tradie' whom often comes home covered in dirt from head to toe. Rarely does he comment on the washes and scrubs he uses, however this product is a now a permanent part of his routine. Having used this product every second day since purchased, he has said his skin feels much smoother and his pores are noticeably cleaner. So there you have it... a product effective for both men and women which has converted a no fuss brand man into a Skinstitut fan!

Gentle yet effective - 27-07-2017 by

Skinstitut have done it again. I bought the 14% because I suffer from hormonal acne and I have congested skin due to regular exercise (gross sweat). I've found that a pea sized amount or maybe a tad more is enough to scrub my face, neck and chest. It doesn't strip the skin of oil to the point of irritation (oil doesn't overproduce) but it gives a good deep clean. I use one night on two nights off. My tip is to let the scrub sit on your skin for about a minute after scrubbing then rinse well. My acne is significantly reduced after using this.

100% Worth The Hype - 19-07-2017 by

Feels different to other scrubs and physical exfoliants I've used before, and is definitely more gentle and less stripping. The beads are very fine and still work effectively while remaining soft on the skin.

Works really nicely in oily T-zones when feeling congested and love the way my face feels and pores look after use. Combine it with a pore-strip afterwards for deeper exfoliation and removal of blackheads and your nose will feel super soft.

Best exfoliant I've ever used! - 15-07-2017 by

This has totally got my problem skin under control. I now use it twice daily and swear by it! Really great value for the price too.

This product is amazing!! - 06-07-2017 by

I suffer from really congested pores around my nose, so I use an exfoliating scrub several times a week. The scrubs I used to use (and I've tried them all!) claim to be for sensitive skin and without harmful ingredients yet they leave my skin unbelievably dry, flaky and tight-feeling every time, plus I never see any change in the congested pores.

I tried Skinstitute Glycolic Scrub 14% for two reasons the number of positive reviews and the trusted reputation of Adore Beauty but WOW what an improvement after the first use! I'd say 99%+ of the pore congestion is gone. After using this product I applied some moisturiser and was shocked at how it just glided onto my skin. My skin feels fantastic and is actually clean without being stripped.

The product itself doesn't seem to have any scent, which is great because I used it right before bed and can't handle strong fragrances at night, I often have to take a shower to wash them off. The exfoliating beads (is that what you call them?) are about the size of grains of sand and give just enough scratch if you know what I mean. Of course, you could scrub lighter or harder according to personal choice. I found it the exfoliation to be just right.

Here's a tip: I used a little too much so I rubbed the extra on my hands - now they're baby smooth too!

Overall I'd rate this a 9.5/10 - it only loses half a point due to the packaging. It comes in a tube (like most exfoliating scrubs) and I expect when it gets to the end it will be difficult to get the last bit out. If it were in a pump type bottle it would definitely be a 10/10 product for me. If anyone reading this review is still unsure about buying this product...Don't be, it deserves the rave reviews! I'm definitely a convert!

Love, Love, LOVE - 30-06-2017 by

This product is amazing ! From the first time I used it I loved it! My skin is so soft and glowing after using it. Such an amazing product. Highly recommend!

Love this product - 18-06-2017 by

Love this product! The product is strong and you only need to use it 2-3 times a week at the most. My face is sensitive and copes with this product easily. Love the feel of the scrub, rough but not too rough.

The best scrub !! - 08-03-2017 by

Received this scrub with the glycolic cleanser and retinol yesterday and after first time use i can literally feel the difference with my skin. The scrub is soo goood i highly recommend this scrub to anyone to get it. If you have dull and rough/pigmented skin, Adding this product to your regime will do wonders to your skin, I promise! It is my favorite brand atm Thankss Skin institut :)

Good value for the quality - 29-01-2017 by

As I've found with all skinstitut products they are great value. They are big sizes and adore beauty always has them at a great price. This scrub is really great, I use it every second day and my skin has become a lot smoother.

Skin saver! - 22-12-2016 by

I hardly ever review products unless I'm super impressed! This cleaner has actually transformed me skin. I suffer from adult acne and have had 2 courses of accutane. My skin had started to go back to its old way with breakouts everywhere. I decided to give this a go before I went back to the dermatologist and omg I'm so glad I did! I had to use it nightly for about a month before my skin totally settled down but now I can get away without layers of makeup to hide my pimples as I have none! My boyfriend is shocked at the results as well :)

Long story short if you are thinking of buying this pleassssse take the plunge! You won't regret it

Best product for a scrub! - 20-11-2016 by

Best product to lift the grimy dead skin layer!
I use it once a week and it's great!
Get it!

Great stuff - 25-10-2016 by

I like it so much!

Great value, always a re-order - 18-09-2016 by

Effective, great value scrub which I use on my chest, thighs and bum if there is a bit of exfoliation required! Does what it says on the tin - always a re-order. Great for overall skin texture.

Life saving - 19-12-2015 by

I use this product in conjunction with apricot scrub (salicylic acid) every other day. I find the mix between these exfoliants a works best for treating my contested skin and acne. It's has been just 6 days and my acne is no more. I have suffered adult acne for about 2 years straight and nothing worked until now. I would have up to 15 pimples in one area around my chin and now I have 1! Will continue to use Skinstiut till the day I die. Thank you adore for the great value on this range and speedy delivery. Very happy customer :)

Love this stuff! - 08-11-2015 by

I was also recommended this product from my laser clinic to help prevent ingrowns and since using it for the first time I have been hooked! It makes my face feel so clean and fresh and the texture and appearance of my skin has dramatically improved. My partner is also in love with this stuff as he suffers from bad ingrown hairs on his neck and jaw and the skin would be very sore and sensitive after shaving. He has been using this product for about 3 weeks and already you can feel and see the difference. Highly recommend this product for both men and women!

My skin saviour - 30-11-2014 by

I first got introduced to the product by the girls at my laser clinic. They said it would prevent ingrown hairs from laser removal. It does exactly that but so much more. Whenever I get a breakout or those unsightly bumps under the skin I use this evey night for a week and my skin becomes flawless and super smooth. It's gotten rid of my blackheads and the milia I have in the corner of my eyes. I know it's not meant to be used around the eye area but my milia was so bad I thought I'd try it and it worked. . I can't live without this product

Very scrubby - 28-08-2014 by

Really really like this scrub, the grains of exfoliant are super scrubby like very fine sand, and the chemical exfoliant component is effective without being irritating to my skin. I use this to clear out blocked pores on my nose after using biore strips and it just completely cleans everything out and leaves my skin soooo super soft. I also feel like my skin absorbs my moisturiser so much better after using this scrub.

This scrub is awesome... - 26-07-2014 by

I LOVE using Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%, and my skin always feels amazingly smooth afterwards. It's a great addition to my weekly routine. Highly recommended.

Does exactly what it says! - 10-07-2014 by

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% is a great product that's not expensive ie. reasonable price to purchase, and then you only need a tiny bit so it lasts for ages.

It leaves your skin very smooth without the irritation that some other exfoliants do. I love this product and the Skinstitut brand!

LOVE this scrub! - 01-07-2014 by

I absolutely LOVE this scrub. It is amazing! You only need a tiny amount so the tube will last you a long time. And it really makes your skin feel and look better.

14% glycolic exfoliating scrub - 20-06-2014 by

I love love love this scrub, this tube lasted me almost 12 months, using at least twie weekly, I am usually heavy handed but you only need a small amount. My skin felt so smooth and polished after it.
My beautician has tried to convert me to another product however I will stick with this, love it. Perhaps I should try the other products in this range!

Highly recommended - 25-03-2014 by

After visiting the beauty therapist she recommended this scrub for me (i'm prone to breakouts and sensitive skin). I used it everyday as my skin was quite congested and it really cleared it up. I paid $50 at the beauticians so when i found it on this website for this price it really is great value, plus its a big tube so lasts for ages. I also bought the skinstitute cleanser and use this everyday along with the scrub 2-3 times a week and have noticed a huge improvement in my skin. Happy customer, thanks Adore xx

Love this scrub! - 07-03-2013 by

By far my favourite exfoliant. It isn't harsh on my skin but keeps it feeling fresh and clean. Reduces the amount of times I need to have microdermabrasion done also! Its cheap and usually lasts me a few months :)

Love it! - 11-02-2013 by

I'd rate this scrub up their with my other faves by ASAP & Alpha H. Its very similar. Tiny fine granuales in a cream base make it super scrubby for a super smooth result. The huge tube last ages as you only need a pea sized amount and the pleasant scent & neutral packaging means my husband loves it too.

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  • From Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% at 18/11/1411:12 AM
    • Q: I have acne scars on my upper back and bottom (unfortanetly) from 5-6 years ago. The scars aren't protruding, there just dark brown spots that really look disgusting, will this glycolic scrub work for it?
    • A: I would steer away from a glycolic scrub on acne-prone skin. It may irritate the scars, too.
      I would instead suggest a brightening product, like Ultraceuticals Even Skin Tone Serum or the Dermalogica Power Bright range.
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  • From Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% at 19/02/172:36 PM
    • Q: How often should you be using this product?
    • A: Hi Nipune,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      The Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% is great to use once or twice a week. The glycolic in this product is an active and effective ingredient, designed to assist in the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. Which, unfortunately, this process does start to slow down as we get older. This scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh and squeaky clean, great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and congestion. I'd avoid using this product more than twice a week. As this can cause your skin to become quite dry and flaky.
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  • From Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% at 6/10/177:01 PM
    • Q: Does this product help with stretch marks and scarring (from an operation) on the body? Thanks
    • A: Hi there,

      Thank you for your product question!

      The Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% is perfect for blemishes and congested skin, I would suggest a product that isn't as harsh- something to use after showering. I have two suggestions for you which will help to reduce scarring and stretch marks :)

      - Nuxe Huile Prodigieue Multi Purpose Dry Oil nourishes, repairs and softens skin. Enriched with Vitamin E it helps to reduce stretch marks and scarring leaving skin soft.

      - Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil is a soothing oil enriched in Vitamin E and Almond Oil. It helps to reduce all signs of stretch marks whilst nourishing your skin and promoting firmness. 

      I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you are needing any further assistance.

      Have a lovely day :)

      Kind Regards,

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