SKINCEUTICALS Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

(38 customer reviews)


SKINCEUTICALS Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

Cleanser. Mature or dehydrated and problematic skin types.

The SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is a high-concentration, soft-foaming gel cleanser designed to effectively exfoliate skin. Formulated with a free acid value of 8% glycolic acid, combined with 1% phytic acid, aloe leaf juice, and glycerin, this exfoliating cleanser helps deliver a clear and bright complexion while removing oil, dirt, debris, and long-wear makeup without stripping the skin of moisture.

  • Features a free acid value of 8% glycolic acid to promote cellular turnover
  • Removes long-wear makeup
  • Non-comedogenic and alcohol-free
  • Suitable for twice daily use
  • Ideal as a complement to skin brightening and clarifying aesthetic procedures, including chemical peels

Size: 150 ml

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Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.

How to use

How to use

  • Twice daily, gently massage a small amount onto a wet face.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
    If using in the morning, apply before a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and sunscreen.
    If using in the evening, follow with a SkinCeuticals corrective product or moisturizer.
Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

The effectiveness of glycolic acid is determined by its free acid value, which depends on 2 factors:

  1. Concentration: a 4-10% glycolic acid is the ideal concentration for nightly use
  2. pH: low pH formulas preserve the strength of the glycolic acid for optimal efficacy on skin

Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is formulated with a concentration of glycolic acid that delivers a true 8% glycolic free acid value at a pH of 3.5. Designed for normal, oily, combination, and dry skin, Glycolic Renewal Cleanser combines a powerful blend of exfoliating and soothing ingredients to improve skin texture, tone, and radiance.

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Active Ingredients:

  • 8% Glycolic Free Acid Value
  • 1% Phytic acid
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
  • Glycerin

All ingredients:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycolic Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phytic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Dipropylene Glycol, Coconut Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Salicyclic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citral, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol.

Reviews (38)

38 reviews for SKINCEUTICALS Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

  1. Lara (verified owner)

    Non stripping and my skin feels fresh an “new” after cleansing. Would definitely recommend.

  2. Su (verified owner)

    Great cleanser. It has a very smooth texture and feels great using on my skin in the evening after a day of using makeup. There some initial reactions to using the product but your skin adjusts has the product takes to your skin. Skin feels great after using this cleanser

  3. Maria (verified owner)

    This product exfoliate skin nicely, dark marks fading away nicely and brightens skin. Best used with Metacell Renewal B3 and other skinceutical products. I’m in love with skinceutical products. They never disappoint

  4. Beatri (verified owner)

    Love how this makes my skin feel. Doesn’t dry my skin out like other cleansers with acids in. It is obviously pricey, but I always get it with the promo bundle on SkinMiles website.

  5. Shan (verified owner)

    Ok so I have been using this on and off because I want a really good cleanse Neostrata glycolic wash is far superior

  6. Kate (verified owner)

    This is the best cleanser – leaves the skin feeling clean and non oily. Since using this product I have seen great results with my skin.

  7. Gillian (verified owner)

    The best cleanser I have ever used. Leaves skin so clean, a tiny bit beautifully spreads over skin with a silky texture and a powerful clean, cannot recommend this product enough!! My skin is looking great as a result of the most important part of prepping for my routine, a thorough cleanse.

  8. Robyn (verified owner)

    Second time Ive used this product and find it fabulous for my ageing skin. It gently exfoliates too.

  9. Iona (verified owner)

    I have to say I got this cleanser included in an offer and I don’t really enjoy using it as it seems to sting my eyes and is a little harsh on my prima donna face. I am working – yes working – my way through the tube every few days.
    I far prefer the Age and Blemish Gel cleanser which provides a far more lux cleanse, which is also far more gentle while still providing you with a lovely fresh tingly face – worth the additional R100 investment.

  10. Shan

    Glycolic cleansers are my go to removes dead cells and this is about the best

  11. Desi (verified owner)

    Great cleanser. Used every evening, it gently exfoliates leaving my skin feeling brighter. Quite a large tube which should last a while.

  12. Mirriam (verified owner)

    Am loving this cleanser!

  13. Mirriam Mwanza (verified owner)

    First time using this cleanser am happy I tried it and the skin loves it!

  14. Rasheeda (verified owner)

    This is a repeat purchase, so I do enjoy this cleanser. If you’re looking for a product that is effective, cleans well and exfoliates the skin. This is for you. Also great value, as you need a tiny bit to clean your face and neck area and it lasts and lasts.

  15. Verusha (verified owner)

    Love this cleanser !best I have ever used

  16. thabile (verified owner)

    Am in love with this cleanser

  17. rabinsonp (verified owner)

    Bid fan of this cleanser. Was really worried during the stock shortages that I would run out but fortunately SkinMiles managed to secure some stock in time – so grateful. Use as my second cleanser in the evenings – first cleanse with a foaming cleanser to remove make-up etc. and then cleanse with the Glycolic cleanser to give my skin a thorough cleanse and mild exfoliation. Skin is smooth following use and prepares the skin well for evening serums and creams.

  18. Sumaya (verified owner)

    It took my skin a while to fully get used to this cleanser, as it can act as an irritant initially. However, I persisted and am using it on a daily basis now with no issues. Gets rid of all impurities and one’s face always looks clean . Tube lasts super long, so quite a good price.

  19. GERDA (verified owner)

    I cant use this cleanser every day, it made my skin too dry and red. I do however use it once a week as a exfoliating “treatment” and it is great for this purpose.
    I prefer a more gentle cleanser

  20. Katlego (verified owner)

    This is the best cleanser offered by SkinCeuticals from their different ranges offered and I believe that anyone who is looking for a glow induced face should absolutely use it. I alternate between this cleanser and the one from IS Clinical and can confidently say that I have baby skin.

  21. Natasha (verified owner)

    This is one of the best cleansers I have used. Does not leave my skin dry and skin definitely looking bright.

  22. jane (verified owner)

    This cleanser is gentle on my skin and it’s exfoliating action leaves my skin feeling really clean without feeling dry. I can highly recommend it

  23. Irina (verified owner)

    Irina. Excellent gel for washing. The gel is in a tight plastic tube with a metallized wrap. The tube is very convenient, you can put it with the lid down. The very format in which you can use the product to the last drop. It removes rashes and post-acne in just a week. The skin is velvety after washing.

  24. Nicole (verified owner)

    I ordered this cleanser on Black Friday. Started using it on Monday. My skin after using feels smooth, the glow of my skin I can’t actually believe it. Love this product. Definitely a must have

  25. magda (verified owner)

    Best cleanser I have ever used. Skin feels smooth.

  26. rabinsonp (verified owner)

    I have recently started using this product in combination with Blemish & Age Defence Serum and Ferulic. I was previously using the Replenishing Cleanser Cream but I am happy with the results of this cleanser too.

  27. Kerusha (verified owner)

    The cleanser, used in combination with the CE Ferulic Serum and Pigment Corrector has improved my skin texture immensely during the past three weeks. My skin is no longer visibly oily but smooth and hydrated. I am much more confident to skip wearing makeup!!

  28. Natasha (verified owner)

    I started with this cleanser two weeks ago for some pigmentation concerns. Well, the other day i could not believe my skin looked so good without makeup (shock). You only need a pea size amount to cleanse. I love the difference this has made to my skin. Much brighter and glowy. The online therapists are very knowledgeable if you have questions. Defo my cleanser of choice. Xx

  29. Semakaleng (verified owner)

    The best cleanser thus far could see the differences the next morning had some minor rash on my skin and it was gone the next morning…

  30. Surana (verified owner)

    Works well for gentle exfoliation. I use it at least twice or thrice a week.
    My second bottle now. A little goes a long way.

  31. Marinda66 (verified owner)

    Best exfoliation I’ve ever used! Gives a healthy glow to my skin!

  32. Jennifer (verified owner)

    A lovely and fresh smell. Leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.

  33. Rishana (verified owner)

    Love the cleanser – gentle exfoliation and leaves my skin with a glow.

  34. Mary (verified owner)

    Gentle exfoliator, a downside for me is I can only use during the night as it can leaves my skin dry if I use in the day as well

  35. Zeruiah (verified owner)

    Love the product. Gentle on my skin and gives me a glow. A little goes a long way.

  36. Candice (verified owner)

    Amazing exfoliation and leaves your skin with a wonderful glow after just one use! My skin looks brighter and feels smoother.

  37. Simone

    A lightweight consistency gel that goes a long way . Just a pea sized amount does the trick . Exfoliating and cleansing the toughest makeup in each crevice . Ideal for those who do a double cleansing. Leaves the skin refreshed ,revived and balanced. Use your favourite skinceuticals moisturiser afterwards for added hydration

  38. thabile (verified owner)

    Gentle and effective exfoliator – I love it1!

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