Glycolic Acid Lotion -
The Top 3 Products That Work

A glycolic acid lotion is an easy way to incorporate this beneficial ingredient into your skin care routine.

I absolutely love this acid and think everyone should be using it.

On this page are 3 recommended products*, with benefits of each and who they are good for.

Glycolic Acid Lotion

Keep in mind! A lotion or cream is good - you apply one product and voila! - a moisturizer and glyoclic acid in one.


The glycolic acid in a lotion is never as strong because it is left on the skin and therefore has to be 'moisturizing'.

If you want the dramatic faster results of glycolic acid, see our Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5%.

Follow this with a good moisturizer and get the absolute best of both worlds - skin changing results with the strong exfoliator and proper hydration with your moisturizer.

See reviews and details here >>>

Glycolic Acid Lotions:

1. Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs also has a 5% concentration, but you may like to "jump" straight to this 10% cream because the percentage in a lotion is never as strong (even though it looks good on the label!).

Do be careful however, if your skin is sensitive, try the 5% first. 

Because this is a cream, is also has hydrating properties and is an easy moisturizer to use. 

Best for:

Highly recommended for all skin concerns - especially premature aging (as well as 'already aged skin'!)

  • Start by using it every 2nd or 3rd night, and build up to every night once you are used to it (no flaking/dryness or redness).

See customer reviews and details about it on* here



2. Best Value - Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Glycolic Lotion

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Glycolic Lotion*

This lotion contain 10% glycolic acid and is one of the best priced products out there.

You can't beat it for value.

It also contains a significant amount of Vitamin E which works as an emollient and provides extra antioxidant benefits - however it is still fairly drying so best for oily skin. 

It spreads easily so only a small amount is needed.

Fragrance free which is always a bonus - although some people may find the 'natural' smell less pleasant...

Best for:

  • Oily skin or those living in a humid climate. The light texture ensures it doesn't feel heavy, and absorbs easily.
  • Because it's such a good price it can also be used as a body lotion to smooth, hydrate and remove dark spots.

Want more dramatic results? See our Glycolic Acid Daily Exfoliator 7.5% here >

3. Best For Dry Skin - Aqua Glycolic Face Cream

Aqua Glycolic Face Cream*

Another great product with a decent 10% glycolic acid concentration.

Best for:

Dry and sensitive skins as it contains an emollient (cetyl ricinoleate) - which counteracts the drying affects of glycolic acid.

Non-greasy - dry/dehydrated acne prone skins will also benefit.

Use it at night to start with. This might be enough to see a difference with this product.

Build up to twice daily after two weeks for acne prone, pigmented or thick skin.

A very good choice if you have dry skin, Aqua Face Cream* will give you the refining and clearing benefits of this acid in a soothing, hydrating emollient base. 

Bona Fide Skin Care Glycolic Acid Exfoliator 7.5% - Easy, Dramatic Results

Lastly, if you want the most bang out of your skin care buck, our pure glycolic acid exfoliator has no other ingredients to 'water' it down like the lotions above.

You get the full benefits of this acid at a strong percentage.

You can feel it working. 

Follow with a good hydrating moisturizer, and once your skin is used to it, try a moisturizer with retinol for even greater anti-aging results (like our Complete Retinol Cream).


It is better to use one concentrated product, than a product that tries to be 'everything' with less results. 

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