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Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 124 reviews

Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe

119ml/4fl oz

Precise skin purification, tailored to collaborate with retinoids.

 

PURPOSE: GENTLE CLEANSING AND RESURFACING FOR A HEALTHY, YOUTHFUL GLOW.

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.

    "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."

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    Traditional Clinical Price: $̶6̶4̶

    Protocol Lab price: $48.00
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    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    Double Alpha Hydroxy Cleanser with Green Tea Extract and Aloe
    average rating 4.8 out of 5
    Based on 124 reviews
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    Reviewed by Kate
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    I can't believe it

    This is unbelievable. I'm 32. I've been using retinol products and Retin-A 0.05 for about 6 years. I microneedle and get red light therapy. This is the best retinol I have ever used. I've seen more results from one week of use than I have from months of Retin-A. I can also use it every night without drying which is insane. I'll report back in 6 months but this is not a drill. It is. The best.

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    Reviewed by Erika
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    CLEAN, PRISTINE, & INTELLIGENT SKINCARE

    I cant even express to you how much I’ve battled with hormonal cystic acne, dark hyperpigmentation, dry, and oily skin. I’ve spent thousands on peels, creams, serums, pills, and countless sad evenings researching ingredients and how they can alter your skin and gut microbiome. Through the years I’ve had to learn the hard way how paramount clean and well preserved ingredients are. After 13 years of an arduous journey- I’ve landed, with confidence, on Protocol. As we all know, Vitamin C is a cute but unstable monster, retinol is an irritating acid at certain percentages, HA is tricky without the right moisture/reactive combination but Protocol has mastered all of it with scientific sophistication. Aside from its CLEAN (non carcinogenic, paraben free, hormone-disrupter free) ingredients, the packages are ingenious (check out their page on the way no light or air penetrate the serums). Also, their customer care is the sweetest, most understanding, and most responsive I’ve dealt with.

    Listen, I don’t usually freak like this over a brand but I’m telling you it will change your life and simplify your complicated skin routine. I look younger, I look fresher, I look brighter, and I feel like I can just take a breath and trust this brand. You owe it to yourself to try this. My skin made me sad for so long and with this I’m getting my confidence back every day.

    XX

    Erika

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    Reviewed by Kirby O.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Fan for life.

    I've had issues with my skin for the past two or so years, I think because of damage done to my skin barrier from using Biologique Recherche p50, and then other chemical exfoliants. My skin was very, very angry with me, and I responded with panic and more products. Wrong. I finally gave my skin some space to breath (thank you stay-at-home orders), and didn't put anything besides sunscreen on for two weeks - highly recommend. The first products I used again were Protocol and Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream (so good for sensitive skin), and my skin has never looked better. Like ever.

    I have never seen these types of results, yet alone this quickly (about three months with Retinol/Vit C/Moisturizer). I use the Retinol every second or third night so I don't have bitchy skin deja-vu. The cleanser is magic, truly. So worth it. I just started using it, and every other night works best so far. I think I started out putting too much of the moisturizer on (I feel like this might have been part of my problem all along), but now that I take more time to apply instead of just slapping it on I am much happier with how my skin really absorbs the product. I use it during the daytime, and Cicalfate at night. My skin is completely different now - blemish free, less redness, super plump and strong, and I worry far less about it (the best part).

    Protocol's customer service is also fantastic in general, they get that it's 2020 and they're a skincare brand. Thank you!!

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    Reviewed by Sam
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    WOW

    This is hands-down the best retinol and moisturizer I have ever used - that is compared to countless other brands (Drunk Elephant...almost all of the major clean retinol brands on the market). I experienced no drying or skin sensitivity from the retinol - it took 2 weeks to start to see a difference for me. The simple moisturizer itself is a game-changing product for me -- I gave up moisturizers in favor of oils 6 + years ago because they usually feel heavy, drying, or cause acne on my skin -- not this one. I am grateful it was included with the retinol, or I would not have tried it. All-around, my skin is GLOWING. My skin has not looked this good in a long time. Even my husband has noticed (which is rare). Given I have sensitive, dry, acne-prone skin -- I imagine this will work well for others too. These products are incredible.

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    Reviewed by Megan H., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    I'm obsessed!

    Best retinol I have ever used! I have used almost all the retinol products through Sephora (I am Rouge status at Sephora because I spend way too much money there) and was not satisfied with many of the high priced brands. This retinol actually made my skin do the "retinol purging" where it got worse to shed all the impurities and now I have clear and soft skin. This made me know this stuff actually works. I am still on the fence about the cleanser and moisturizer- I know they both work well, but so do some of my other favorite brands. I will absolutely buy both serums again individually.

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