I bought the cream with the expectation of the effect of a peel and what I ended up with was an allergic reaction that has seen my face swollen, red and with hives for the past two days. I’m bitterly disappointed, I will never buy a Skin Doctors product again.
I am 26 and have had ongoing acne for years and have tried many many products. I noticed after a couple of months of using this my skin started to clear I am having less breakouts and have not had any of the painful cystic pimples i usually get since I started using it.
Makes me GLOW
I’m blessed with excellent skin. I use a tretinoin cream or gel 3 nights a week and in between I use this product, which helps shed the peeling caused by the Tretinoin. People say I look around late 30’s to early 40’s. I’ll be 59 in a month.
March 6th 2018 Update: Good exfoliant.
Clarifies skin and removes debris from use of Retin a. It tingles, and skin needs to get used to it but it helps make my skin glow. Recommended by me :)
This is a great product
This cream is non greasy and has a lovely fresh fragrance.
After applying it my skin feels soft and hydrated, I've noticed a visible improvement also which is something I haven't experienced with many other products I've tried.
I'd highly recommend this face cream to anyone who wants to look refreshed.
Not worth the price.
Every Skin Doctors product I have ever tried has been a failure. Huge marketing on their product range but it does not fulfill the promises. This product did nothing for my skin with zero changes.
Skin looks younger
I love this product. My skin looks clearer. No breakouts. Wrinkles appear reduced. Slight tingling only for a few minutes....nothing drastic. I will keep using it. Best product I’ve used.
I developed a really bad allergy. My face became incredibly swollen and I developed little blisters, my face was red raw and itchy
I had to be put on prednisone and antihistamine.
I don't recommend this product.
No pain no gain
This product actually cleaned the dead layers off my skin. Milea reduced dramatically. I used it direct on my face without preparation creams. It burns for about a minute. The results are great but I would only use it once a week. I then used the Skin Doctors Potent vitamin A capsules. I do not recommend this product at all.. It says you need one capsule but you need at least 2. My skin is dry and itchy from using this after 2 weeks. Waste of money.
My only product I use religiously
Best product for all over face care - makes my skin smooth, reduced pores and acne, and toned it up while keeping it hydrated. It is pretty strong so if you go straight one it sometines it causes you to break out and peel in the first well but if you get through that you're golden haha
It does work
Definitely reduces acne scarring and improves skin texture.
I'm 57 with normal skin. I have looked after my skin religiously most of my life. I've been using vitamin C serum 20% with notable results for about a year. I've been using GHF for about three weeks. Product information indicates 8-12 weeks to see any difference. However I'm noticing acne scars are visibly reduced. Haven't noticed reduced wrinkles yet but it's still very early days yet. Based on results to date I do recommend this as a product that delivers and will purchase again.
Very Effective Product
I have been using this product for over a year now, I started on the non Forte before hand for around 2 years. It is an excellent product, smooths the skin beautifully. I use it every other day with SD white as I am 47 with quite alot of pigmentation and freckles. Both great products. It is very often on special at priceline and chemist warehouse. Be sure to wear sunscreen. I use it at night and wash off in morning. Just transitioning now to Tretinion .05%. I feel it has prepped my skin well for this strong prescription only retin A cream.
It did not work for me
I used a jar of gamma hydroxy first, applying twice a day with no effect.
I then bought a jar of forte, hoping it might be stronger, however this also had no effect after applying it twice
A day. Maybe its just me. I was trying to reduce skin pigmentation spots. Brian oct 26 2016
I'm in my 50s & always used quality skincare so my skin is in good condition for my age & this product enhances that & keeps my skin hydrated & smooth.
Love this, cant live without it!
I have been using this now for about 5 years and cant be without it! I am 60 but everyone thinks I am no older than 50, sometimes younger. I have pretty good skin, but sensitive, to start with but it hasn't deteriorated over the time I've been using this product. It does tingle, but this just suggests its doing its job and I have had no adverse reactions! Use a sun screen and good moisturizer over the top and you will see results. Skin is clear and glowing, no breakouts and really reduced pigmentation and wrinkles. Love it!
my entire face blew up like a balloon and then an alergy broke out-could not go to work for days.
the worst cream i have ever ever used by far. i want my $$$ back skin doctors
found this skin care range to be the best I've ever used
I am 50 years old & have been moisturizing my face & neck for over 30 years. Used all sorts of creams & brands & while I was younger, it didn't seem to be an issue using the cheaper more common brands. However after I turned 40, I noticed a wrinkling appearance under my chin & the beginning of my neck from age & all the years of weight gain & loss. Then at around 48 I noticed the crepe like lines appearing on my decolletage (area between chest & neck). I started using anti aging creams but nothing stopped it & nothing reversed it. About 2 1/2 m...onths ago I picked up Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy (not forte) & used it twice a day with nothing else (only facial wipes after work). Within a week I noticed big differences in my skin clarity & tone. The fine wrinkly lines under my chin started to disappear. People started commenting after a couple of weeks. My first tub cost me $29 @ Chemist Warehouse & lasted me almost 6 weeks using twice a day. You only need a very small amount each time. I then purchased the GH Forte (Chemist Warehouse again for $34) & have been using it now for a couple of weeks. I do get a tingling feeling from it but no other reaction. My decolletage area is now smooth & I am confident in saying my skin looks 10 years younger. I will not be using anything else from now on. I highly recommend this product but like everything out there, it's probably not for everyone. However I can thoroughly agree with all the good reviews I have read because I know it works wonders for me too.
Best moisturiser ever. Skin goes off if I run out and don't use it for a couple of days
I can't remember how long I've been using this. A couple of times I ran out and tried something else for a couple of days, but my cheeks and chin would start getting small bumps, kind of like a blind pimple. I have a nice complexion that people have always commented on, but after I had kids it was very dry, especially on my cheeks. I only use this once a day, usually in the morning, sometimes I just have a jar of gammy hydroxy (not the forte), both products work for my skin and I wouldn't be without it. I did accidentally leave it at home onc...e when I went on holidays, but made sure I purchased another jar within a day of so. I've tried a few other top of the range moisturisers, but nothing else keeps my skin as nice as this, its reasonably priced and if you shop around the prices vary a lot from store to store.
hideous relation....Face full of bumps and extremely itchy!!
I was so excited to use this product,as I've heard great reviews However, my experience was horrendous. On application I noticed my face turned greasy and tingly. The next morning I woke to a face full of red angry lumps and bumps, which only seems to be worsening. I am on Zyertec for the itchiness, and I'm very worried that my skin will never be the same again. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Very bad reaction
I tried the gamma hydroxy forte ,the first day i put it on my face became very itchy ,the next morning i woke up with a swollen itchy face .I stopped using it at once and had to go on medication to bring down my swollen . Has anyone else has this experience ?
I have so many lotions and potions for my aging skin and I was very dubious about this one. I'm 56 with ageing skin; wrinkles and pigmentation being my main concern. Since i have had 2 in salon glycolic peels in the last 6 months I hoped my skin could handle the FORTE strength. I have a fair complexion and my skin tends to have dry patches. I only put this cream on at night and i also dot it under my eyes in the tear troughs. Slight tingly feeling when I go to bed but nothing uncomfortable. I think there has been a remarkable improvement in my...skin's clarity and tone. Pores now invisible! Even the crepey undereye area is a LOT better. And I've only been using it for 1 week! Best product I've ever tried. I don't think it's expensive for the amazing results you get. (also currently on special at Chemist Warehouse. I know I will be stocking up) I have even been receiving compliments on my skin and compliments are rare at my age! This product is not just for those who have acne scarring and I have none at all. My skin is very prone to redness; I'm practically scarlet after just an eyebrow wax! But I have had no redness or irritation at all. This is THE FIRST review I've ever written but I felt compelled to. SO happy I've got my glow back and no hesitation in spreading the word. Skin clarity, pore size, wrinkles definitely much improved after just 1 week
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