Studio 35 Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream


When my favorite skin care line decided to go all “Vogue” on me, I thought I’d lose my mind. For the past 11 years, I’ve used a wonderful Alpha Hydroxy Acid product to cleanse, and moisturize my face. I have pretty normal skin but this gentle, daily exfoliating cleansing lotion (that shall remain nameless) recommended by my dermatologist had been a mainstay in my shower caddy. Last summer, when I wasn’t paying attention, the company rebranded, discontinued the cleanser and jacked up the price of their moisturizer. Grrr! Since I’m a single mom working part-time,  skincare went way down on my list of priorities.  Then one day I found myself wandering around NYC’s Upper East Side, where exists a plethora of apothecaries and pharmacies.  I came across a Walgreens/Duane Reade and found a large jar of Studio 35 Beauty Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream with an incredible price of just $9.99 a jar.  Wha—??? It contains a whopping 8% AHA! I did a little happy dance right there in the aisle.  I have to admit that initially I was leery of this generic brand lotion in its white plastic packaging. But I’m happy to report 4 weeks later that my skin is even glowing and back on track. I use it twice a day in the morning and at night and I even use it on all my rough spots too. This product leaves my skin supple and moisturized, without that oily feeling.  I do advise wearing  sunscreen over it because AHA  can cause sun sensitivity.  Walgreens/Duane Reade only sells this product in stores, but Amazon sells it for a marked up price.

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KD is a single mother to three beautiful souls ranging from ages 6 to 23 years old. She loves to see the reaction on people's faces when she tells them that she has been birthing babies every decade of her adult life! She lives with her family in the legendary city of Brooklyn,...
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