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glycolic cleanser

Glycol-X Cleanser

Anti-aging | Gentle | Brightening

Uncover a brighter you by exfoliating and purifying your skin with our Glycolic Acid cleanser, designed to create rejuvenated and illuminated skin. This unique formula combines the effectiveness of AHA’s along with antioxidants to turn over dead skin cell build up, without causing redness or irritation. 


  • Exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells
  • Leaves skin soft and fresh
  • Made in our FDA registered drug facility
  • Made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients 

USP Water, Glycolic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Dihydrogenated Tallow Phthalic Acid Amide, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Apply 2-3 pumps to dry face and neck, massage in circular motions for about 1 minute. Gradually add water, rinse completely. Follow with toner.

Avoid direct contact with eyes. 

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.


What is glycolic acid?

Scientifically known as Alpha Hydroxy acid (AHA), it is an all natural exfoliant derived from sugar cane.

What are glycolics used for?

Used to reduce the thickening where excess dead skin cells build up. Skin cell buildup can be associated with many skin problems, such as:
• Acne
• Sun damage
• Eczema
• Aging

What percentages are the Kara Vita glycolics? 

Kara Vita glycolics are the most potent glycolics available without a skincare specialist’s prescription.
 Glycol-X Cleanser -10%
Pharmaceutical actives and bio-actives are used in the listed product.

Is the percentage of glycolic acid in the glycolic products something I need to know?

Yes, but it is just as important to know the pH range of the Kara Vita Glycolic products, which is 3.5. The pH is important to know, along with the percentage of glycolic used, because it determines how bio-active the glycolic formula really is. For example, some skin care companies advertise that they have medical strength glycolic acid in their products at say 15%.  But, if the pH on this product is 4.5, then the glycolic is mostly “inactivated”, demonstrating a deceptive way to make a dramatic claim.

How will glycolics improve my skin?

They are able to improve skin clarity, reduce fines lines and wrinkles, and retexture the skin, for a smooth, younger-looking complexion. Once inside the skin, they trigger new formations of collagen to plump cells. Also, they are able to resurface the skin, taking off more dead skin to bring the impurities out, like black heads and white heads – as well as skin cells that might be pre-cancerous.

How do I begin using glycolics?

• START SLOWLY - At night, once or twice for the first week, then 2-3x per week, thereafter. 
• Cleanse with 1-2 pumps of Glycol-X Cleanser, substituting it for the cleanser you normally use.  
• Stay out of the eye area. When using this cleanser, the eyes may feel burning (like chopping an onion), because of breathing the fumes in through the nose.  
• Masque, if it's a masqueing day. 
• Mist 
• Restorative Hydrating Cream - 2 ½ pumps over entire face. Can be used on the neck (as long as you have been using the regime on that area). This is an add-on piece. Again, stay out of the eye area. 
 Eye Tender (if using) 
• Antioxidants / Moisturizers
• SPF  29
When using the glycolic system you must use a SPF of at least 15 during the day, and not be out in the sun for long periods of time because glycolics bring new skin to the surface, and it will burn much faster.

What if I am experiencing burning or a rash while using glycolics?

If burning, you should use the product once a week for the first 2 weeks and then gradually move up to three times a week as your skin adjusts. If you develop a rash, you should discontinue use and try again in about two weeks. After two weeks has passed, you should start slower than usual.  Follow directions as above for burning. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Lori Farlinger
Glycol x

I like the product but wouldn’t mind a discount from time to time. Rather pricey.

Best cleanser!

Glycolic cleanser makes my skin feel super clean and exfoliated

Shelly Gehle
Glycol-X Cleanser The BEST

Wonderful stuff my skin is Excellent when I use this. Far less issues with the Cystic Acne.

Jo Keith
Using gly makes your face feel as clear as the sky.

I use the gly cleanse every morning. I love how it makes my face feel exfoliated.

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