Review: [JOLSE] NAKEUP FACE 10% Glycolic Acid AHA Scaling Cream 50ml
As a woman travel blogger with skincare obsession I was glad to test out his product: NAKEUP FACE 10% Glycolic Acid AHA Scaling Cream. In my routine I use several acids, antioxidants and other actives but for the testing period I stopped with everything and used only Nakep face 10% Glycolic Acid Cream.
What is scaling cream?
I couldn’t find any official explanation for scaling cream, only for scaling itself, but it’s just as ok. The function of this cream is removing parts of dead skin (scales) from your body. Very theoretical. 🙂
Effects of glycolic acid
AHA acids (10 % glycolic acid in this product) dissolve the keratin and sebum blocking the pores to create smoother skin and also enable other actives to work better. Other actives on different days! Glycolic acid should not be used together with vitamin C, BHA or niacinamide (because of double irritation or changing the compounds). Experts say that you should switch your routine by days or wait between products at least 20 min. The best way is probably to divide the products to daytime and nighttime routine. Glycolic acid also helps to normalize sebum, builds up elasticity and works on fine lines (new, younger cells emerge). It makes a better texture of the skin, helps with hyperpigmentation and acne (there’s no material to clog pores).
My skin: Mostly oily with imperfections, occasional acne, some hyperpigmentation, not sensitive. I didn’t expect that 10% glycolic acid will cause me any redness or other negative effects as my skin is quite thick.
You should use this cream right after you wash your face (or after a light toner). The cream itself has more solid texture (not liquid at all) and you need disperse a chunk over your face. It might be easier to take a scoop with the spatula and warm it between your fingers. Then it can disperse easily. The feeling on the skin is very comfortable, not drying and not too heavy. My skin didn’t need an extra product although I might add an antioxidant. In the morning my skin was feeling soft (no build up oil) and no new pimples. It might be too heavy for oilier types of skin, depends on what your preference is.
After one week
My face did develop some pimples, maybe it was just hormones or skin reaction to glycolic acid (it can happen in the beginning). Feeling on the skin in the morning still felt good but I would say this cream doesn’t give you a lot of moisture. I would add something with moisture in this routine – the problem is that glycolic acid should be put on the skin first for the best results, but because of the consistency (which is not liquid-y) the moisture step should come before Nakeup Glycolic cream )in theory: water before oils). I think this can be done and you would still get good effects from glycolic acid.
Just because my thing is to mix my actives, I started to use BHA and azaleic acid on different days than glycolic. So I use this maybe 1-2x per week and I will continue to use it. My skin feels smooth and I did notice some hyperpigmentation spots go away (probably because of combination of everything). I think this is definitely a product worth trying if you’re looking for a cream with glycolic acid that is not drying. It would best work for combination to dry skin and might be too heavy for very oily skin.
Thanks for reading!