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
I've been using Gamma Hydroxy for just over a week and already seeing results.Generally I have good skin, no wrinkles yet:)(female,Caucasian, Mediterranean background, in my early 30's),no pimples,medium skin tone with olive undertone.My issue was a 15 year old acne scar,right on top of my nose,(i believe it's called "ice pick scar") ,that looked like an enlarged pore,and it would really bother me,especially under certain light ,it would just look dented and unflattering. Needless to say I tried everything in the past to get rid of it,everythi...ng but plastic surgery of course;) as I felt it was just too minor for a surgery.But being a perfectionist that I am,it was just annoying me to the point I was considering one,as the rest of my skin being almost perfect, I had to spend certain amount of time in a day trying to even it out with silicon gels and cover it with make up,and it was just exhausting, that little scar was seriously driving me nuts for years.I know I might sound superficial in complaining about tiny scar that most people might not even notice or consider a scar or an issue for that matter,being that lots of other people have much more serious skin problems ,but it is my issue and it bothered me for years, however the point of my review is to give hope to those with very old scars,big or small,as this cream is nothing short of a miracle!!!!As I mentioned above after only few days of continuous use,I'd rub it in throughout day and night, the scar is almost gone,and the skin is refined, cannot believe it!!!Seriously a big WOW!!! Note: For those with extra sensitive skin, maybe do a test patch first just to be on a safe side as the cream is quite powerful. ***Also I have used it in conjunction with a basic 1mm derma roller just to open up pores so the skin can take the cream better(this might have helped, but I think that the cream is truly working on its own!) ,and I would also rub in msn cream every now and then just for moisture (any cream with collagen booster would do) Once again,the extra bits I added might have helped, but I really believe that the GH cream did most of the work, and I am over the moon,....no more covering up and wasting my time,I wish I discovered this cream years ago,it would save me so much time,a one product that I can say with confidence it works 100%...at least for my skin! Go get it and good luck! x everything!!! Removed years old acne scar! none
Mum says my skin looks perfect!
I started using this product about 18 months ago. I have a long history of acne, with a lot of scarring and also redness and brown blotches from after my pregnancy. I also have a few lines around my eyes (but not much), I am 43. When I first started using the product, initially the acne became worse, but they were just small pimples coming up, it was as if the product was wearing down the skin and the lower levels of clogged skin were coming out. Anyway, noticed a huge improvement by 6 weeks and after 6 months my mother saw me in full sunlight ...one day and said "look at your skin- it's perfect!". Two weeks ago a friend I hadn't seen for two years cam around and asked "what have you been doing to your skin?It looks amazing". I have tried many, many other skin products but won't ever stray from this one, it works brilliantly and have never found anything that even comes close to it. Everything. Not expensive, gets rid of scars and wrinkles and evens out pigmentation, makes skin glow Can get breakouts within the first couple of weeks
I am finding that this is helping to improve the overall tone and texture of my skin, and reducing breakouts/pimples. However I did have issues initially. Ease into a twice daily usage and do not use with other harsh products initially if you have sensitive skin! In the first two days my skin had gone all hard and bumpy and was inflamed - not sure if entirely because of the gamma hydroxy or because I was using it with another skin lightening cream and giving my skin a nasty double whammy of harsh chemicals. I took some paracetamol to ease th...e swelling and laid off both creams for another two days. Had read some other reviews on Amazon where a girl had a similar reaction, who cut back to once daily, and then eased into twice daily after about a week. I did the same and now after two weeks am getting great results. The first week my skin was very dry and peeling - but it seems to be the old dead skin that needs to come off - so deal with it. Exfoliate well to help get rid of it, do masks once or twice a week and use bio-oil at night to help moisturise. After about a week and a half I am no longer dry and peeling (though I definitely need to use moisturiser and bio-oil at night) and the overall condition and texture of my skin is far better than prior to using the gamma hydroxy. Much smoother and brighter, and I think starting to lighten some scarring and pigmentation. I am having trouble with some hormonal pimples that are exacerbated by some issues with my wisdom teeth - but they are nowhere near as bad as they would be without using this product - and not experiencing pimples elsewhere. About me: I have fair, combination (as prone to oiliness and dryness) skin that is also sensitive to harsh chemicals and products. I am using to: reduce pimples, lighten acne scars and pigmentation, improve overall tone and texture of skin
made me break out !
I had high hopes for this cream from reading other reviews ...but as soon as I started using it, I started breaking out ...alot. I never get pimples usually but the more I used it, the worse it got. I did read that you should persavier with it but I couldn't stand the breakouts.
bad breakouts ....cystic lumps :(
So far so good
I'm female, 34 and have had good skin all my life. The past 6 months I was using a shampoo and conditioner has left my skin scared and bumpy from acne/clogged pores. After getting rid of that i've been using Gamma Hydroxy and the Microdermabrasion kit for a month. I use gamma hydroxy every 2 days and i do a microdermabrasion each week. I haven't increased the usage yet because i am scared of triggering a bad reaction.
So far my skin doctors products have been fantastic. I can see the scars fading with each use and my skin is clearing up. I agr...
It works !!
I am satisfied with gamma hydroxy forte from skin doctor. A month a go my face full of acne scars . Now it is almost gone. My husband gives me lots of compliments about my skin face. Now I don't have to put heavy foundation to cover up my acne scar. I am so confident about my skin now. Beside i use gamma hydroxy forte i use skin doctor Microdermabrasion every 3 days and also skin doctor super moist SPF 30+. So far i am so happy with the result
Skin Doctors - Gamma Hydroxy
Unfortunately I've had a negative reaction to this product. The lotion has caused contact dermatitis along the left side of my face and bottom of my neck. Consequently I would not recommend this for sensitive skin. Be sure to do a test patch first. The dermatitis did not appear until after the third application.
30 going on 25 years old - Anti-ageing in a Jar
I initially though Skin Doctors products were for old people (they are all for wrinkles). That was until i tried Gamma Hydroxy. I have been using this product (and occasionally Gamma Hydroxy Forte) for about a year now. Now people ask me if i am the twin of my sister who is 5 years younger and when i say no they actually ask who is older - this has not been one or two people, i often get this with people who have never met us before. But people who knew me started commenting after a month that my skin was more radiant. Personally i noticed afte...r a week that my skin had lost its dullness and really started to shine. It also helped with acne. Initially i was a little concerned using the product because i spend alot of time in the sun, but i have not had any issues with my skin being more susceptible to burning. Can't live without it now! Noticed results straight away - you can feel it working. Nothing - i love it!
Love this product!! It works!
Fair to medium combination skin
Largish pores around nasal area and chin
A few lines around eyes and on neck and now noticeable vertical lines around lips....grrr
Blonde hair (thanks to my fabulous hairdresser) - naturally mousey with grey encroaching! ...
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