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Lactic-Acid-for-Face
Clinical Grade Lactic Acid for Skin
Glycolic Acid
Plant based alpha hydroxy

Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe

  • Precise skin purification
  • Tailored to collaborate with retinoids
  • Gentle cleansing and resurfacing
  • Lab-made batch, ready to ship
Regular price$48.00
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119ml/4fl oz

Purpose: gentle cleansing and resurfacing for a healthy, youthful glow.

5% plant-based Alpha Hydroxy Glycolic Acid
2% plant-based Alpha Hydroxy Lactic Acid

This exfoliating cleanser is tailored to collaborate with the retinoids in our Enzyme-Active Retinol™ Night Serum. Unlike physical scrubs that essentially scratch your face in irregular patterns, the two Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) used in this cleanser (glycolic acid and lactic acid) are proven by dermatologists to:

  • Gently and precisely exfoliate just dead skin cells.
  • Return the soft, glow of healthy skin.
  • Multiply the skin-smoothing effects of Enzyme-Active Retinol.
  • Increase dermal thickness and thus, ironically the skin's ability to retain moisture.

Ingredients listed in product image. This cleanser can be paired safely with beta hydroxy acid cleansers like salicylic.

Tip: Use as leave-on mask for extraordinary chemical purification.

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Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ceteareth 25, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Coamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus Fruit Extract

"I suffer from dry skin and eczema, so frankly, I’m always a bit hesitant to try new cleansers - so many are packed with ingredients that strip my face of its moisture! When I saw “aloe” in the name of Protocol’s cleanser, I knew I should give it a go. Aloe has never done me wrong and has been a true savior to my skin. With this cleanser, I feel confident that all the icky stuff I’ve absorbed throughout the day will be washed away without any of my moisture going down the drain with it."

– Coveteur

Exfoliate just dead skin cells

Return the glow of healthy skin

Increase dermal thickness

Don't take our word for it

★★★★★

Just got the cleanser after being a big fan of all your other products. Why did I wait? Instant results I’ve never seen before with any other product. Skin is like buttah. Thank you!!!

Kirby O.

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Created by a savvy startup out of Los Angeles, this gel-like sudsing cleanser delivers light, everyday exfoliation with a blend of lactic and glycolic acids. (The formula is designed to be gentle enough to use alongside its own retinol serum.) The wash can also be applied as a quick resurfacing mask.

LAURA REGENSDORF

Vanity Fair

★★★★★

I suffer from dry skin and eczema, so frankly, I’m always a bit hesitant to try new cleansers—so many are packed with ingredients that strip my face of its moisture! When I saw “aloe” in the name of Protocol’s cleanser, I knew I should give it a go. Aloe has never done me wrong and has been a true savior to my skin. With this cleanser, I feel confident that all the icky stuff I’ve absorbed throughout the day will be washed away without any of my moisture going down the drain with it.

Halle Lagatta

Coveteur

★★★★★

Step one of Protocol’s four-step system, this cleanser is made to work with retinol and vitamin C serums to help keep skin balanced during the course of treatment without stripping it or drying it out. While the alpha hydroxy acid formula helps to gently exfoliate skin, it’s the soothing aloe barbadensis leaf juice that gets top spot on the ingredients list.

Tatiana Bido

New Beauty

★★★★★

This cleanser is sooo gentle and the texture is almost jelly-like making it the PERFECT second-cleanser if you’re wearing makeup. This does such a good job washing off the dirty surfactants on my skin without being stripping especially with added AHA! Also I have a soft spot for glass package!

Carmen

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

The best in 4/4 categories. Can we get a round of applause for SCIENCE and good EMPIRICAL DATA 🙌.

Jonathan

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Best facial cleanser I have ever used and that’s saying something. I’m pretty passionate about my skin being really clean, this is a lifelong practice handed down to me by my mother. I am 72 years old now. My skin feels really clean after I use it, but not stripped. That’s a very nice balance. For the first time ever, I do not feel compelled to use a toner or astringent following cleansing with this product.

Carol O.

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

I’ve been looking for a go to light exfoliant cleanser and this is it!! It is easy to use, it does the job well and it makes my skin feel so smooth and clean immediately after use. A definite “will buy again” product

Dani G.

Verified Buyer

★★★★★

Great face wash! It is both gentle and effective, helps with blemishes and mild resurfacing. Works well as a mask to smooth and improve texture.

Kelly M.

Verified Buyer

gentle cleansing

Precise skin purification, tailored to collaborate with retinoids.

This exfoliating cleanser is tailored to collaborate with the retinoids in our Enzyme-Active Retinol™ Night Serum. Unlike physical scrubs that essentially scratch your face in irregular patterns, the two Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) used in this cleanser (glycolic acid and lactic acid) are proven by dermatologists to gently and precisely exfoliate just dead skin cells and return the soft, glow of healthy skin.

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Emulsifying Wax, Avocado Fruit Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate