I’d been using Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Cleanser for at least five years. Maybe even more. Then the store I bought it from stopped stocking it, and fickle consumer that I am, I decided it was a sign from the Big Guy that I look for something new. That’s when I bought the DDF Glycolic Face Wash, and was happy with the results.
But, in a mano y mano beauty match, who will win?
I’m going to base my reviews on the following criteria: Anti-aging properties, effectiveness at cleansing (i.e. dirt and makeup), breakout prevention, and finally, price.
DDF: Very good at overall decrease in fine lines. Very good at making skin look smoother and more refined.
Alpha Hydrox: Also very good at overall decrease in fine lines and smoothing out skin. Perhaps maybe a tad bit better than the DDF, but just a skosh.
DDF: Very, very good. Had a problem only one time getting some waterproof mascara off, but it was probably my fault somehow.
Alpha Hydrox: Gets anything and everything, no problem.
DDF: For me, this product was very good, but I still have occasional issues. Mostly hormonally related though, so it may not be fair to blame it on the wash.
Alpha Hydrox: Excellent at preventing breakouts on me.
DDF: Mmm, yeah. Pricey at about $35 a bottle. But one bottle lasted about eight months.
Alpha Hydrox: Try about seven bucks a bottle. One bottle will usually last about six months.
You knew it was going to be the Alpha Hydrox, didn’t you?
There is no way I could recommend paying so much more for a product that does not outperform the inexpensive one by leaps and bounds.
My only caveat being that as with any cleanser containing an amino acid, it can be a bit harsh for sensitive-skin types.
But for all others, go out and get the Alpha Hydrox. Now!