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Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream for Acne Scars & Pimple Marks

Glyco 6 reviewGlyco 6, one of the few glycolic acid creams in India is made by MICRO Labs.

Glycolic acid is an excellent treatment for fading dark pimple marks and preventing future acne breakouts. Glyco-6 contains 6% glycolic acid.

If you are looking for a decent glycolic acid product suitable in India, Glyco 6 can be that choice, with some reservations. Read on.

It is available at Indian medical stores and some online pharmacies. The price of Glyco 6 is Rs. 111 for a 30 gm tube.

Glyco-A is a variant with 12% concentration of glycolic acid. Another acne and scar treatment is Retino-A.

The ingredients mentioned are 6% glycolic acid and a cream base. The thick cream base is greasy and makes the face look shiny. Because of this it cannot be used during daytime. The cream has a faint, typical skin cream like sweet smell that fades away in some time.

Does Glyco 6 work for acne scars / pimple marks?

Used over a few weeks, you notice more even skin and reduction in brown spots. Glyco 6 fades discoloration around any depressions, so even pitted scarring looks smoother. Don’t expect miracles with depressed scarring though.

The percentage of glycolic acid which although good enough, is lower than what professional glycolic peels contain. So while you will get better skin lightening and scar reduction results from going to a dermatologist or aesthetician for glycolic peels, Glyco 6 can be used for maintaining the skin in between.

How to use Glyco 6

The best way to use Glyco 6 or any other glycolic acid product is to ease into it slowly. Say start with a thin layer tonight. Then skip for 2 nights. Continue this for 2 weeks or so. After that use it every alternate day. If you find excessive skin peeling or skin roughness, stop use for a few days and restart.

If your skin is sensitive from using other acne treatments or just sensitive, using glycolic acid in this concentration can cause a mild burning sensation. The burning fades away quickly, but if you cannot tolerate it, wash it off immediately.

Exfoliating creams such as this one, or Retino A should not be applied immediately after washing your face. That can increase skin irritation and burning. Wait for 15-20 minutes for the facial skin to dry completely, then apply a thin layer. For starters, you can wash off the cream after 15 minutes if you don’t feel like keeping it over night.

Glycolic acid is not only useful for fading dark spots but also for preventing pimples. Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin, in turn keeping the skin pores unclogged. So it can be used as a night-time acne treatment. Glycolic acid is also good for spot treatment of pimples.

You will need to use a good sunscreen during daytime since glycolic acid makes skin sensitive to the sun. Without the use of a full spectrum sunscreen, any skin regenerating benefits of glycolic acid will be lost.

Glyco 6 benefits

  1. one of the few glycolic acid creams available in India
  2. inexpensive compared to imported glycolic acid products
  3. contains a strong enough amount of glycolic acid
  4. lightens dark pimple marks and hyper pigmentation (if it doesn’t break you out first)

Glyco 6 side effects

  1. because of its thick cream base, it can cause pimples if your skin breaks out easily
  2. the cheap cream base makes the face oily, can only use as a night cream
  3. good hdyrating agents such as hyaluronic acid missing
  4. no soothing ingredients such as aloe or allantoin
  5. skin peeling and dryness
  6. (rarely) may result in hypo pigmentation (lighter skin patches) on dark skins

Alternatives to Glyco 6

Glyco 6, although a suitable glycolic acid product, is often reported to cause pimples on acne prone skin. It is more suitable for dry, normal and oily skin that does not break out easily.

If the greasy cream base of Glyco 6 gives you pimples, Olliza Gel is an alternative, although it has double the percentage of glycolic acid. Olliza Gel is basically 12% glycolic acid in a gel form. Glyco A is also a 12% glycolic acid product, but somehow Olliza sounds better due to its gel base. Olliza also has the correct acidic pH (4.2) needed for exfoliation.

Avene Diacneal for acne in IndiaIf budget is not a problem, try Avene Triacneal Treatment Care for Acne-Prone Skin. With Retinaldehyde (0.1%) and Glycolic Acid (6%) Triacneal can be used to heal existing acne and prevent new acne breakouts. Triacneal has the same percentage of glycolic acid but in a non-comedogenic base.

You can purchase it from a medical store or online shopping sites. You do not need a doctor’s prescription for it. If you can’t find Triacneal, ask for Avene Diacneal which is the older formula.

The price of Avene Triacneal in India is Rs. 1300 for 30 ml. It is an imported product and the price is quite high because of that. The price is justified by the effectiveness since you are getting two of the best ingredients : a retinoid and glycolic acid in a non-comedogenic, gentle base.

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193 Responses to Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream for Acne Scars & Pimple Marks

  1. Ankit March 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Which is better , Glyco A or Glyco 6 for faster results and to even out very very small acne scars, but ofcourse quickly???

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      AM March 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Glyco A is 12% glycolic acid, which has greater potential for causing skin irritation than Glyco 6. Start with Glyco 6 at night and see how your skin tolerates it for a month or so. Then switch to a higher concentration.

      With Glyco 6/Glyco A as a night cream, when you wash your face in the morning, you will notice tighter skin which will temporarily (for a day or so) reduce the look of any depressions / pitted scarring. Skin looks smoother because of this tightening. So in that way results are quick. But you need to keep using Glyco 6 or some form of exfoliation for this to happen.

      Expecting quick results as in a couple weeks is simply setting yourself up for disappointment. It is being too hard on yourself. In a matter of weeks, all you can expect to see is some evening out of the skin tone and reduction in hyper pigmentation of dark marks. Topical ointments cannot completely erase pitted scarring however small, although they can smooth out the appearance of depressions to a good extent.

      For faster results, it is better to get clinical treatment through high concentration peels and laser treatments.

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      ANYone September 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      I am finding it very difficult to get hold of a product like this. Both Glyco A or Glyco 6 is an issue because I am not able to find out any online store through which it can be purchased. Please provide me a link. Or mention a store near Salt Lake City KOLKATA. And obviously in INDIA…

  2. Ankit April 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Is Glyco a cream good for very mild rolling acne scar. If yes then how much time would it take?? Also I have 3acne svars which are about 3 months old but are still a bit pinkish in colour. I guess the skin has not come there, is it? It cannot be seen except when you really concentrate infront of the mirror. Can you tell me what’s wrong there and how can I overcome it?? Thank you

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    AM April 8, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Acne scars are caused by loss of collagen during the healing of acne pimple. Glyco 6 can help you smooth out the appearance of rolling scars to some extent and reduce any color difference between the scars and surrounding skin.

    Tretinoin creams such as Retino-A could give you better results by inducing collagen production at the site of the scar. Retino-A is prescription strength and should be used under medical supervision. You should results in 6 months.

    For quick results and if the scar is quite shallow, you could use toners to temporarily tighten the skin, so the scars “flatten out” in the process. Another way is to use moisturizers that “plump up” the skin (commonly anti-aging creams).

    Reddish/pink spots after pimples heal can take up to a year to come back to normal colour. You can aid healing faster if you use do not use scrubs or alcohol containing products. Also make sure to cover them up with sunscreen.

  4. Ankit April 8, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    I have Glyco 12 which is more powerful compared to glyco 6. Can glyco 12 do the job instead of Retino A??

  5. psd April 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    can i use both glyco 6 and tretinoin cream alternate days

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    AM April 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Glyco 6 can irritate the skin if you are already using a tretinoin cream, even if they are used on alternate days. That said, people do alternate glycolic acid (AHA) with tretinoin successfully.

  7. Rina April 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I have 3 post inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks on my chin after acne. I have very fair skin and want to get rid of these marks. I have purchased Glyco 6 cream yesterday and I plan to use it daily at night. I want to know how long the cream will take to eliminate the marks? The marks are red in colour. How will I know if the cream is working? Can I use Ahaglow facewash and Glyco 6 together? Please help.

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      AM April 23, 2013 at 12:20 am #

      You should give it at about 4 weeks to show noticeable results. Skin shedding cycle is every 28 days, so it makes sense to expect results in about that much time. For red marks, AHAGlow itself works pretty well given a couple months. There should be no problem using AHAGlow and Glyco 6 together if your skin is tolerating them together. Remember, red marks may not get entirely eliminated, but they will reduce due to faster shedding of dead skin cells.

    • Rina April 23, 2013 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks for your response. How does this regimen sound to you?
      a. Morning- Wash face with Cetaphil Cleansing lotion, apply Clindamycin gel (Clear gel) on any active pimple and a kojic acid and vitamin C cream on rest of the face. Follow up with sunscreen if going out.
      b. Night- Wash face with AHAglow, apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% on any active pimple. Wait 15 min and apply Glyco 6 on chin area.

      Also, 2 days have passed and there is no peeling in chin area. If this means that my skin is taking Glyco 6 well, can I start using Glycolic acid 12% (Glyco A) I want the marks to fade as soon as possible and as I am currently on vacation I can dedicate a lot of time to skin care.

      Please help!

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      AM April 23, 2013 at 8:22 am #

      2 days is too little to conclude anything from a skin care product. No peeling after 2 days doesn’t mean anything. You do want to get rid of the marks as soon as possible, but you also don’t want to damage the skin while you are at it. I would work through about 1/2 the Glyco 6 tube before switching to a stronger version.

      For faster results, consult a cosmetic dermatologist who will do stronger peels and you will see a much better result. Glyco 6 is more of a maintenance dose compared to professional glycolic peels. In fact this might be a good time for you to get some peels done. There could be some downtime after a peel, which you can fit into your routine because you are already on vacation.

      Your regimen sounds fine. Also, are you sure none of your other skin care products are aggravating your acne? Vitamin C containing products can sometimes cause breakouts too. What creams and sunscreen are you using?

    • Rina April 23, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Thanks for your reply. I don’t usually have acne, in fact my skin has been very clear till 6 months back. I am 23 years old and had clear skin except for the occasional pimple all my life. I don’t know what triggered this acne attack on my chin, I think it might be because of threading the chin which I started recently.

      I cannot go in for chemical peeling as my family won’t allow it. The best I can do is OTC creams / treatment. Please advise as I want to regain my clear skin as soon as possible.

      Currently I have one pimple on my cheek and few red marks on my chin. I am using the following products:
      a. Morning- Cetaphil cleansing lotion, Clearz cream (Dr. Reddy’s), Clear gel on pimples, Taiyu sunscreen.
      b. Night- Cetaphil cleansing lotion (planning to change to AHAglow), Glyco 6 on marks, Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% overnight on cheek pimple.

      Please help me.

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      AM April 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      Threading is not the cause of your chin acne. Chin acne is almost always caused by hormonal changes and yes, it can come on suddenly. This is adult acne. I have never heard of Taiyu sunscreen, but it can be a possible culprit in worsening your acne. Besides, which is that clear gel you are using?

      Stop using Taiyu and this clear gel for 2 weeks and see how your skin behaves. It seems like you are rushing into using more and more products just to hurry the process. In turn, some of these products are worsening your acne. You need to eliminate products that are worsening your acne instead of adding more. Do not rush to find a replacement for your sunscreen yet. In my opinion, no harm will come from avoiding sunscreen for a week or two as long as you are not outdoors for hours.

      Clearz, benzoyl peroxide, Cetaphil, AHAGlow, Glyco 6 all sound fine. The next suspect would be Clearz. Sometimes vitamin C products can cause breakouts. For now, focus on calming the acne. Then work on acne scars. Cetaphil on its own is not enough to strip off sunscreen and other creams from the face. You need to use a separate cleaner to clean the skin well. AHAGlow is one option.

    • Rina April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      Also, I follow skin care instructions to the T. I don’t pick at my pimples. Still they become big and pus filled and leave hyper pigmented marks behind. I don’t understand what I am doing wrong. My friends and cousins get a lot more pimples than I do but their pimples always go away without a trace while mine leave marks. I have very fair skin and faint freckles and moles on my face so the red marks are only adding to the troubles.

    • Rina April 24, 2013 at 6:30 am #

      Ok thanks for your advise. Clear gel is Clindamycin gel. Can you recommend any other product for acne marks? It is my main problem.

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      AM April 24, 2013 at 6:37 am #

      Clindamycin is fine. With Clearz, AHAGlow and Glyco 6 you’re doing pretty much everything you can for acne marks. Kojic acid, vitamin C and glycolic acid is a potent mix of exfoliating ingredients. There is only so much you can do with OTC products.

      Again, I would say the same thing – by including more and more products to get rid of acne marks “as soon as possible” you risk irritating the skin more – which results in more redness. The skin does not get enough chance to heal itself. Acne marks will go away only when the skin heals itself.
      Wait it out and good luck!

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      AM April 24, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      For a sunscreen, try Lotus Herbals Matt Gel or Suncote. Both these options are assuming acne is not a major problem right now.

    • Rina April 24, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      Thanks a lot for your response and help on this matter. I will check out the sunscreens you have suggested.

  8. Ami April 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Can I use glyco 6 after washing face with salicylic acid face wash…. I hav super sensitive skin…benzoyl peroxide din work for me…

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      AM April 23, 2013 at 12:15 am #

      If you do, make sure to wait for 15-20 minutes after washing the face. This trick is known to reduce irritation from exfoliating products a great deal. Do Glyco 6 in a small area and if it stings, you could buffer it with aloe vera gel or your regular moisturizer.

  9. manju April 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I had cystic acne and was on tab.isotroin for 5 months..at present I am out of medication..i still have lots of pigmentation and dark spots. Can I use glyco A6 cream?? if so how long??
    my dermatologist prescribed me a cream called DREMZ ULTRA ..can I continue that???

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      AM April 26, 2013 at 4:06 am #

      Skin can be very vulnerable to damage even upto 6 months after stopping Isotroin. I’d say wait to use Glyco 6 until you have finished 6 months off Isotroin. In the meantime, if your skin can tolerate it, you can use AHAGlow face wash once a day. AHAGlow, even with its little 1% glycolic acid works pretty well to exfoliate and even out skin. You will start to see results in about 2 weeks.

      DREMZ ULTRA is a skin lightening ointment with kojic acid and arbutin. Your doctor has prescribed it to help you with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark marks) left by acne. I am not authorized to say whether you should continue it or not. You’ll have to ask your doctor. Incorporating an exfoliating product such as AHAGlow can speed up the fading of dark marks.

    • manju April 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

      thank you..i will start using AHA face wash.. but I under went chemical peeling twice with jessener’s peel when I was on isotroin 20mg..i got a very dark skin following that,,it was the same dermatologist who did the peel also.. Had i gone wrong?? can I go for a peel or dermabrasion???

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      AM April 27, 2013 at 12:47 am #

      Jessener’s peel contains a high percentage of salicylic acid, which in my experience anyway, can cause skin darkening. Both Dremz Ultra and glycolic acid will help you fade this skin darkening. You need to wait it out. Make sure to wear a full spectrum sunscreen. The skin darkens even more easily on exposure to the sun when you’ve had peels.

  10. Ankit April 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    I have been using glyco 12 for about 27 days but there isn’ t any peeling!!
    Also I plan to get rid of my pimples permanently and therefore I plan on getting a Homeopathy treatment done. I live in Noida. Is Dr. Batras’ good for. Homeopathy??

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      AM April 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

      Try using it twice a day – don’t skip sunscreen after that. I have no idea about Dr. Batra’s Noida center – you’ll have to ask around for reviews.

  11. Ankit April 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi there,
    I recently purchase this product and had a few questions. Would greatly appreciate a response.
    Firstly, can the product be used every night? Could it somehow aggravate acne (not active anymore in my case) or cause the skin to purge? Pardon me if I am incorrect about this but, since this product is an exfoliant, would it not be excessive for someone acne prone to use it every day?
    Secondly, I mainly have only red/black, superficial spots (quite a few) as a result of past breakouts. Should I be using this product as a spot treatment on each such spot individually or could I apply it all over my face?
    Thirdly, I am not too clear on the directions for use. Should I leave it on overnight or should I rinse it off with water after a particular period of time post application?

    Looking forward to a response. Thank you for taking your time to go through all this.

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      AM May 1, 2013 at 1:17 am #

      As I wrote in the post above, you start by using it once every 2 days, then ease into it slowly. It is to be used all over the face and left overnight if your skin can tolerate it. In case of irritation, wash it off. Glycolic acid is an exfoliant, it keeps the pores clean, preventing pimples in the wake. Purging or “initial breakout” is a rare possibility, but only if it starts to irritate the skin too much – that’s why start slow.

  12. itsme May 3, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    I go for a swim in the evening and after that wash my face with AHA glow and apply aloe vera gel . Before going to bed i apply glyco – 6. Is this fine ? Do i need to again wash my face in the night to wash off aloe vera gel ? or ok to use glyco-6 on top of aloe vera gel ? There is a time gap of appox 1.5 hrs between i apply aloe vera and glyco 6.

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      AM May 3, 2013 at 8:09 am #

      Aloe Vera gel can be sticky and by the time you come back home and get ready to go to bed, it might have attracted some dirt. This is not to say that dirt causes acne (mostly it doesn’t). But it might be safer to start with a clean slate and wash the face once more at night. Washing the face twice a day seems to be the golden rule, but a swimming detour in your routine requires one extra wash and that should be fine.

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    deven bhatt May 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    im 18 year old i have 2 cm long scar (12 year ago) on forehead tell any cream or gel..
    I also use mederma scar gel (very very costly in rupee and also tottaly waste of money) couple of month but not work for me……
    Sir u do such a faebolous job for indian people and teenagers for helping out from worst time or period of life…..
    Again thanks a lot for creating the acnemantra….

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      AM May 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Mederma is pretty much the best you can do as a home treatment. It also depends on the kind of scar if it is raised or depressed. Apart from this, silicone gels and sheets are known to help scars but their availability in India can be a problem. I’d advise you to visit a dermatologist who can take a good look and suggest solutions, including silicone gels / sheets.

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    deven bhatt May 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Thanks for quick reply… sir but dermatologist tell me about mederma scar gel … Please sir tell me a creame or gel for it …

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      AM May 8, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      Vaniza Gel (Rs. 500) and Kelo-cote (approx Rs. 1000) are both silicone gels to treat raised scars. Ask for either of them at a medical store.

  15. Sru May 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I have a few dark spots in the face due to pimples, can i apply glyco 6 only on that dark spots or need to apply on full face?

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      AM May 6, 2013 at 12:44 am #

      Either way is fine. My preference is to use Glyco 6 all over the face for good exfoliation, even out skin tone and prevention of pimples. Don’t forget to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every single day otherwise all benefits will be lost.

  16. puthiyavan May 8, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    is this remove old acne scars?how much this price?

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      AM May 8, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      It depends on the shape and depth of scars as to how much improvement you’re going to see. The price is mentioned in the post above.

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    maitreyi May 10, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    is this need to be prescribed by a dermatologist.

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      AM May 10, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      No, you can buy it at a medical store without a prescription. It does not need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. Read the instructions carefully before using it anywhere.

  18. craig May 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Where can i buy it ???

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      AM May 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      Read the post – this question is answered.

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    Ritu May 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Thanks for this wonderful website. I am 38 years old. After a thorough study of different topics of your site, I am following this daily routine for my dull, dark, oily uneven skin tone with acne marks and acne prone skin – Morning after wash, apply lacto calamine lotion. Do not use sunscreen as lacto calamine has zinc oxide and my office is 10 minutes away from home by my two wheeler bike. In the evening, wash face with neem and tulsi face wash which I bought from Khadi Gramodyog and then at last apply Glyco A.
    please suggest me is this routine okay? Should I add or delete any product? should i use sunscreen even if i am in sun for 10 minutes? For how long I should use Glyco A?

  20. Mathew May 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    My case is little Unique. I am having Pimples since my teenage, now I am at 27 & all pimples got faded away with left over Pimple Scars at my Face. But main worry is that, since usage of home remedies at beginning stage, outer skin of my nose seems to be eroded & outer nerve is visible. This left some under-confidence/estimate on myself. Please suggest me some Treatment which could solve my problem. Currently, I am using Neem Face Wash & Benzoyl Peroxide cream (5% base).

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      AM May 17, 2013 at 11:07 am #

      It looks like the skin on the nose has thinned a lot. This is not normally possible through home remedies (what were they anyway?). Sounds more like the work of a steroid cream. Were you prescribed any steroid creams? Certain skin lightening treatments can also cause abnormal skin thinning. Because I cannot see what’s going on, I’m not the best person to tell you what to do, sorry. You will have to see a dermatologist for that. If the neem face wash and BP are working for you, that’s great.

  21. sutanu May 19, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    what is the best mens sunscreen for oilly acne skin in india???? please answer…

  22. meera May 19, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    hi, i m meera. i faced a problem of acne for almost 10 years, but now all my acne are completely gone but face is full of acne marks (deep scars). i am using cetaphile lotion and retino-A from last two weeks , but no peeling has started. i am very fair and these marks look very ugly specially in sunlight . am i following right routine and how much time will it to see the result of retino-a cream.

  23. Dhvani May 21, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    I’m using Glyco 6 since a week now.
    I don’t face any burning sensation & the pimples are reducing gradually.
    I want to bleach my face (Oxy Life).
    Is it safe to do so while using Glyco 6?

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      AM May 21, 2013 at 6:12 am #

      On skin being treated with exfoliants like Glyco 6, bleaching agents can cause additional irritation and secondly (even more important) is that the creme component of bleach creams often contain comedogenic ingredients. I do not have the ingredient list of Oxy Life, but looking at a similar bleach cream by Jolen, I can tell you that it is terribly unsuitable for acne prone skin. If you decide to go ahead with bleaching, it will be at your own risk.

  24. puthiyavan May 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    where can i get glyco 6 in chennai? if u know plz mention it?

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      AM May 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      Sorry, I don’t know the names of the medical stores that sell Glyco 6 in Chennai. You’ll just have to ask around, perhaps even check at Health & Glow.

  25. Divya May 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi there!I am Divya from Hyderabad. I have reddish marks on my cheeks that are left due to pimple healing. I usually apply Clindamycin to get rid of the pimples . But then, that leave these reddish marks on my face which are often slightly raised.Even if i still use clindamycin after that,it doesnt reduce those red marks. I have read about this Glyco 6 and thinking to use it on those marks. Will it work in clearing my skin and getting rid of those marks? please suggest. Also, i do have some hyperpigmented areas on my face. please suggest to reduce that dark thing too. Presently i am not using any mouisturizers or creams or sunscreen. My skin is more of the oily type. Please help!

    • Divya May 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      And also,i have been told about the kojic cream. Will it help me in reducing that hyperpigmentation and give an even toned skin? When should i apply this cream ?

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      AM May 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      Divya, Clindamycin itself can cause skin irritation and redness. So it will not help with reducing redness. You might take a look at this post which talks about redness from acne, dark pimple marks and hyperpigmented patches. For moisturizer, sunscreen etc. you will need to spend some time reading the stuff on Acne Mantra. Then you will be able to choose the right products yourself.

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    Deepika Kaur May 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Due to non availabilty of glyco 6 i purchased glyaha lotion(shalaks pharma)
    The ingredients list is : purified water, glycolic acid. Propylene glycol. Light liquid paraffin. Glyceryl monostearate. Stearic acid. Triethanolamine. Vitamin E. Cetyl stearyl. Alchohal. Cetomacrogol.1000. Glycerin. Isopropyl myristate. Kokum butter. Methyl paraben. Propyl paraben. Butylated hydroxytoluene. Perfume.

    Can i use this cream at night for acne treatment on very oily skin?
    N does glyco 6 help in reducing the signs of aging n do i need a doctor’s prescription for it?

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      AM May 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Deepika, Glaha lotion has comedogenic ingredients. Test on the side of the face before using it all over.

      Glycolic acid products help with anti-aging. Some Indian glycolic acid creams come with a prescription-only warning, but you can easily buy imported versions from Avene etc. online without a prescription that have the same % of glycolic acid. So that warning might not mean much, eh?

  27. EmJay June 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi ! I 22 years old Male. I have these bad white heads on my cheeks for nothing less than 5 years now.
    I have tried many things right from retino to proactiv.
    Nothing actually shows difference.
    I am talking about continuous use of month and something. Even if some difference was there, I would have stuck on to the product but I am seeing no difference.

    White heads are majorly only on the right cheek, lots and lots of them.

    Please advise a routine to get rid of these white heads. I am currently (after reading ur blog ) only using AHAGlow and Glyco-6.

    P.S After using so many things, My skin has improved tolerance. give me something strong.

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      AM June 3, 2013 at 5:51 am #

      Hi EmJay, are you using any sunscreen, moisturizer or anything apart from AHAGlow and Glyco 6? When skin care doesn’t help, people usually benefit from using supplements for acne that can reduce sebum from within and therefore whiteheads.

  28. tejupriya June 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    emjay try sebamed cleansing foam,it is kills thousands of bacterias in 5 minutes..evening u can alternate with aha glow..also u might try dietary supplements

    • irfana June 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      Can i use both glyco-A and D-10 facewash together?

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      AM June 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Hi Irfana, could you tell me a bit about the ingredients of D-10? I can’t find anything about it on the Internet.

  29. jumpingjack June 10, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    whats the best way to even out under the skin acne bumps which are red/brown in colour ?

  30. Reema June 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    i am 23, female, delhi, and due to acne, it leave brown tacky spots on my cheeks. i am planning to buy Glyco 6. Please suggest how much time does cream take to show response…

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      AM June 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Hi Reema, you should give it a month or more to see noticeable difference. For dark spots, you can check out this post

  31. itsme June 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    does glcyo 6 or retinoid ( triacneal) help better with dark pimple marks ?

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      AM June 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

      In my understanding, Triacneal would be better.

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    ashu6074 June 22, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    Hi Acnemantra,

    just wanted to share with you i started using Glyco6 product. And i am happy with its working and i am seeing good results.

    Thanks for helping us.

    Take Care,

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      AM June 22, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      Hi Ashu, I’m very happy for you. :)

    • tejupriya June 22, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      congrats ashu :)

  33. Rahul June 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Can i use glyco 6 for full face or only for acne spot,
    and due to sun my face got tanned…what should i use to remove tan & again get fair complexion…i have tried kaya night cream…but i m guessing that i m getting breakout with this.

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      AM June 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      What are all the products that you are using Rahul? (face wash, sunscreen, moisturizer, shaving cream etc.) I can tell you more if you tell me this.

  34. Trisha June 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    hi ! My doctor prescribed me avene ystheal for anti ageing benefits. i have been using it for 2 and half months. Initially there was a lot of dryness and redness and breakouts too. Now its considerably better. My query is which is better for anti ageing avene ystheal or avene triacneal?

  35. Anchal June 29, 2013 at 2:38 am #


    I have started using Vichy products. I use the Normaderm deep cleanser (http://www.vichyindia.com/ProductDetails.aspx?prd=22&cat=17) first for 15 min. Later I rinse the face and then dry it for another 10-15 min and post that I apply the Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care (http://www.vichyindia.com/ProductDetails.aspx?prd=138&cat=17) after the cleanser. I don’t wash it away immediately. Since it has glycolic acid, I wanted to check if I should rinse it or now. On the website it doesn’t mention anything about rinsing.

    I have just started the regime for the last two days. It does burn a little but I guess it is tolerable. Do let me know if these two are good enough to help me get a nice baby skin and have most of my skin scars removed. Thanks in advance.

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    TejuPriya June 29, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    hi anchal..tri-activ hydrating care is a application..wash it away renderless less effective..it has glycolic acid and salicylic acid..this will not fulfill ur requirements..the composition of ingredients is very less and suitable for mild acne not moderate/severe acne..read more about this in this link
    definitely not sufficient for scar removal..if this is ur only concern then check out cpp regimen for scars

  37. Anik Ghosh July 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Simply Lovvving this site….you are doing a really great job….

  38. Prashant July 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi … i love th site … its best site to guide about skin … i want to know … that i am 16 n having … quite a lot acne n pimples i m using ahaglow facewash … and glyco 6 .. will it b okay to use ?? I am using this frm past 2 days … and one more questn … cn i use salisia … along with it … pls suggest me … as i am eagerly waitng for ur reply

  39. Rahul July 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm #


    i am using glyco 6 for now 15 days. but i am having a problem , whenever i use it on the day of shaving.it makes my skin red and also burning sensation at the place where cuts occur.
    so, tell me what should i do. sometimes even it swell a bit and become red at the shaving area. not whole face but the place where cut took place or a scratch while shaving.

    i also want to know which facewash should i use. i have an acenprone, oily skin and suffering from melasma.i use regularly clean and clear facewash and blackhead scrub.

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      AM July 7, 2013 at 5:48 am #

      Hi Rahul, glycolic acid can make the skin sensitive because it sloughs off dead skin cells and reveals fresh, new skin underneath. That skin is more vulnerable to irritation initially. If you shave on alternate days, try to use Glyco 6 and shaving cream as far apart as possible – suppose you shaved this morning, then see if using Glyco 6 tonight works better or tomorrow night works better. Then day after tomorrow morning another shave etc. Apply Glyco 6 only at night. Let us know how it goes.

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    ashu6074 July 7, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hi AM,

    Glyco6/12 or Triacneal ? Which is better, Please suggest. Thanks.

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      TejuPriya July 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      ashu triacneal is better cause it has retinaldehyde(0.1%) and glycolic acid (6%)..retinaldehyde is better than retino a and also has less side effects..plus its easiy available for u..im also thinking of alternating with keracynl cream..

  41. Rahul July 7, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    thanks AM for your suggestion. you are doing a wonderful job, keep it up :)…
    i will follow your suggestion form now on.

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    ashu6074 July 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks Tejupriya. I will skip buying Glyco 6/12 cream and i will try Avene Triacneal cream.

    Could you please tell me that do we need to apply it all face or just the affected areas.

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    ashu6074 July 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Hey Tejupriya,

    I just found the answer of my question on this site. we need to apply it all over the face avoiding lips and eyes area.

    Take Care,

    • tejupriya July 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

      yes glyco,retinoids,avene,keracynl etc has to be applied over entire face,as they are not only meant for lightening of scars but with acne too..they help with active acne and also control the future ones..

  44. sandy July 11, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    HI AM, as suggested , i am on glyco6 post so now pls answer my queries AM which one wud be the best out of these three u mentioned to me??(Glyco 6 or Keracnyl Cream or Triacneal) from the looks of it glyco 6 sounds better n most effective as it is mostly used by people suffering from acne. please tell as i hve checked about all the three, so kindly help

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      AM July 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Sandy, Triacneal and Keracnyl are targeted toward acne and they contain extra ingredients for that. Glyco 6 can be used for skin exfoliation to lighten dark spots. Since you are already using BP, something simpler like Glyco 6 might be better to minimize chances of skin irritation. Since you are following your doctor’s prescription, it will be best to consult them once before adding anything new to your regimen.

  45. nancy July 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I use cetaphil cleansing lotion then wash my fach with ponds face wash in evening scrub with neutrogena daily scrub for eliminating blackheads. I have lots of pimple and their marks. Can l use glycolic 6 cream? How to use it i mean can i use it all over my face?

  46. sandy July 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Thank you so much AM… one more thing sweety as everyone is sayin that glyco6 leaves face oily n shiny is it true? and is it comedogenic?

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      AM July 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      Yes, it can leave face shiny and has to be used only at night. It is likely comedogenic, but because of the peeling action of glycolic acid, most people do just fine.

  47. Rahul July 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Hiiiiiii AM….
    you are doing a wonderful job.
    you are giving satisfactory answers to every queries, thanks a lot.

    i want to ask that can i use Depiwhite and Glyco 6 together,, as lyk glyco 6 at night and depwhite during daytime.
    is there any possible harm or side effects while using both of them ????…
    help me.

  48. Arun Antony July 13, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    I have acne and whiteheads in my forehead only and i was using salyic acid based cream for couple of weeks. i came to hear that glycolic acid is more effective than salycic acid. is is true?
    I dont have many ace and all in my face but few whiteheads which always occur in my forehead and i used to press it with my hand and as a result many dark spots has occurred in my forehead and every people is asking about it which i feel very sad about. can i use glyoclic acid, will it solve my problem? will i get it without doctors prescription from medical stores?

  49. irfan July 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    where can i get glyco 6 in chennai ??? i asked many pharmacy and health & glow shop…
    still i cant get this product…….

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      TejuPriya July 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      hi irfan..glyco 6 is a available at all medical stores or pharmacies..u wont get it beauty stores like health&glow..

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      AM July 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      Ask for Decroma 6 cream or Olliza Gel instead at medical stores. Olliza gel, as you might have read in the post above, has 12% glycolic acid.
      If nothing, you could use Keracnyl cream at night. Keracnyl cream is also available at medical stores.

  50. irfan July 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    thanks tejupriya & AM…..

  51. Mekha July 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm #


    Nice to read suggestions…I have lot of acne scars which are either in the form of dark spots or some are holes in the face..I am also suffering from pigmentation problem with uneven discoloration around the face…I use Ponds facewash, Aloevera gel , Rosewater ,Clindamycin & Kojic acid in my regular routine..

    Previously with dermatologist help, have done chemical peels & 2 time demaroller..Though there was slight difference around the cheeks…Still again dark spots & mainly pot hole kind of scars are causing me lot of depression & complex to face public…

    Recently Dr has prescribed Glyco 6 which i use once every week…Do not know whether it wil work for my acne pits on the face…

    Please do suggest me a good regime…Very upset about it …Kindly provide me advice to get rid of pit scars…

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      TejuPriya July 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

      hi mekha calm down,do not get upset..we are all here :)
      as u can see everyone here has suffered/suffering acne to one degree..
      right approach and right regimen can long way..
      look into starter regimen for instructions,product suggestions
      ponds facewash is comedogenic..
      rose water does not help acne..

  52. kittu August 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    i have developed acne scars in past 1-2 years, will glyco 6 help in reducing scars that are even of 2 years?

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      TejuPriya August 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

      hi kittu..glyco is defintely good product but only one product cant help you with acne..often a complete regimen helps tackle acne better..
      look into one of these regimen and choose what is convenient to you..

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    deep04 August 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    asked 1 hour ago

  54. chethan August 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Dear sir
    I have acne holes in my face pls tell me what cream use to remove acne holes .

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      akshaykshardul September 12, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Hey chetan, Acne holes can’t be removed in that sense. If you include any exfoliating product like glyco 6 or AHAglow, you may see improvement in 2 weeks.

  55. nitesh August 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    i have a lot of acne scars on both the sides of my cheeks and one of my friends recommended me to use megalite xl as he says the results would be seen fast…so should i use the cream straight away or is there any other option available?

  56. Ravi August 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    hi m 18 now n I hav brownish marks on my face n some acne too. n my skin s somewhat oily.so pllz can u advice s glycol 6 s good to me n also suggest me which sunscreen lotion s better to me…..?

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      AM August 12, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      Hi Ravi, welcome to Acne Mantra! The only thing I can tell you here is that you read up these posts http://acnemantra.com/tag/acne-regimen/ and as many more as you can. All of your questions have already been answered in detail in the existing posts, so please just hang around reading up some more and you’ll figure out everything.

  57. ganesh August 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Hai sir I’m 18 years old. I have some big deep holes all around my face ihad tried many treatments like tca cross, subsession and punch flotation but no significant result. So pls help me how to fill my deep holes. What cream I can use? Plssss help me I’m depressed.

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      AM August 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      Hi Ganesh, since you have already tried a few clinical treatments without satisfactory results, you probably already know the answer – no cream will be able to help much with indented scarring. In terms of clinical treatments though, micro needling or derma roller gives noticeable results for indented scarring. Consult your dermatologist about this treatment and see how it goes…

  58. sumana August 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Recently i consulted a dermatologist for my acnescars.he prescribed purelite cream (kojic acid,sodium ascorbyl phosphate,pine extracts).i don’t know if i should use a sunscreen also with it. is glyco6 better option for fast reduction of scars

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      AM August 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      Hi Sumana, Purelite actually sounds like a very effective dark spot treatment – kojic acid is a well known lightening treatment, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (a stable form of vitamin C) and pine bark extract (potent dark spot corrector) are all impressive ingredients. Glycolic acid does not inhibit melanin production as such, but makes the shedding of skin cells (including the dark spots) faster. If you read my 3-step Correct-Prevent-Preserve Process to lighten dark spots, you will see that Glyco 6 forms the Correct step whereas Purelite makes the Prevent step of the process. In that way, you could use Glyco 6 and Purelite together to achieve faster results, as they will complement each other’s working.

  59. sumana August 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank u so much.

  60. Shree August 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm #


    I m suffering with loads of acne scars on my cheeks.. They R like brown spots. The problem is that i m getting married in two months and these scars make my skin look really bad. I have consulted my dr and he had done two lactic acid chemical peels which have just increased my acne and red spots on my skin. This is making me really worried. I still have four more peels to go but now i am too scared to go ahead with my peels. Plz help me out. I wanna look gud on my big day. I am totally getting into a depression. N this is just not a good sign. Need help. Plz. I use aloe Vera gel and Neutrogena acne face wash

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      TejuPriya August 13, 2013 at 1:32 am #

      hi shree..congrats on your wedding :)
      you can look into CPP regimen for treatment for scars
      chemical peeling definitely helps with scars,you are on the right path..

    • Shree August 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Thank U so much Teju Priya.
      The problem is my skin is too sensitive. I guess its not even able to take the mildest lactic peel. Even after the peels pimples and red scars erupt. I use sandalwood paste on the pimples for them to dry. I m jus not able to understand on how to control the breakout. Even medication is not able to control this.

  61. nims August 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Hello AM, I have been reading your blog and using Sebamed foam, Suncote and Diacneal for around 2 months now. Added Carofit Ultra for dark spots around 2 weeks back. Must say the going has been very fine and am all thanks to you for this :) Thanks a ton ! I do not get any major acne now , some small pimples if they appear remain under the skin as red spots and heal quickly. What remains is white heads, blocked pores, large pores, marks and scars, general unevenness of skin and fine lines (am a 33 yrs old woman). Request if you can suggest something to address these..

  62. ravi August 15, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    kk …I m agreed with that..Bt I want to clear pits formed due to acnes ..will dis cream be helpful for dat…………n I started to apply it…..

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      TejuPriya August 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

      Hi Ravi..Only one product cant help you with acne,look into acne regimen and take your pick..It will help you tackle acne better..

  63. Luv August 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Just wondering if I can use glyco 6 in day time…. Bcz I work at night n sleep in day time… Though I just started using Kaya pigmentation reduce gel in day time n go to sleep… Works great… Want change this routine…. Day glyco 6 and night Kaya pigmentation reduce gel possible?????

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      TejuPriya August 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

      Hi Luv..You can use glyco in the day unlike a retinoid..but the disadvantage is it has creamy base which will make face greasy and oily,which could be awkward if you are off to college/work..
      So normally night time is the best time to for these kind of applications..
      Plus you just started glyco, initially skin might not able to handle it twice and you might dryness/peeling..So stick to one time application in the night..Follow it with Kaya gel..

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      AM August 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      What Tejupriya said. Plus, you could dab Kaya Gel on top of Glyco 6 if your skin can tolerate it.

  64. kittu August 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    my problem is the acne scars on my cheeks they are dark brown and are not fading with time, please help me to get rid of them a.s.a.p as its my engagement 3 months later.

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      AM August 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Hi Kittu, check out this 3 step CPP Process that will tell you the exact products you can use to fade dark spots fast. It contains product recommendations for correcting and preventing dark spots as well as preserving the results of the previous 2 steps. If you have any questions, please just post in the community area, so you’ll be able to hear about what’s worked for other community members as well.

  65. Shree August 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi AM,
    i got two peels done and this resulted in huge pimples. after it kinda settled down i used AHA Glow face wash but after two washes my skin started to break out again. guess my skin is sensitive to glycolic acid. the problem is that i am having huge scars on my face.. its like spread all over my cheeks and chin.. red and brown in colour. it is just not fading away and i am getting married in November. plz help me get rid of this pimples and scars.

  66. ashish August 27, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    hello doc , i went to kaya for the pimple and scar treatment and its really helpd me to get rid of tht n its also improves d lightinig of d skin …but aftr some month off the treatment lightinig of the skin s gone…n scar also visible…so kindly suggest me with so good medicine for lighting of the skin…

  67. aditya August 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    i hve pimples nd marks on face hw can i remove this

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    Laxita Handa September 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Hi AM
    Which face wash gives better results for acne marks AHAglow or Glomed face wash gel?
    And it is safe to use these face washes with Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream? If not Please suggest a face wash that will be safe to use with Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream.

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    satya ranjan September 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    please tell me from where can i buy this cream.i have tried a lot to buy this from local stores,but its not available.

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      TejuPriya September 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      It is available in medical stores..
      Other alternatives are Keracnyl cream and Triacneal..

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    vinayak September 16, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    hello there..i brought glyco6 5 days ago and applied 3 times till now..its producing very little pimples on the cream applied area..i have less to moderate oily skin with some acnes and pimple marks..should i continue to use this cream? Before this i was using himalaya neem face wash but cudnt get any visible effects..please help..i want to get rid of acnes and pimple marks as they are easily noticeable on my fair skin.. please help..

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      AM September 16, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      Vinayak, it looks like the cream base of Glyco 6 is not suiting you. If you want a replacement for your face wash, consider AHAGlow or Glomed face washes. Use them only once a day, in the morning or evening. The rest of the times you could continue with Himalaya neem face wash. Also, read this post to learn about how to approach the whole acne and dark marks problem systematically: http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/

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    vinayak September 16, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Should i stop that cream? Using only AHAGlow will b sufficient to get rid of marks??

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      AM September 16, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Yes, you should. The effect of AHAGlow will be slow, but you’ll get there. Glomed has 5% glycolic acid, so you may try that if you like.

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    vinayak September 16, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    ok thank you..

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    vinayak September 16, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    one more thing..i am not suffering from acnes..its just from their leftover marks..

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    harsha September 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi there,

    Iam 27 years old and badly in need of a tan removal and darkspot removal creams. Iam a hockey player and most of the day my skin exposes to sun. My skin complexion n type is dark n oily. Sun exposed areas are badly affected. I apply sun screen lotion but it will be of no use after an hour. I have never used any other creams. But now I gave up my hockey n working in a private bank. So decided to start using some tan removal and pimple scar removal creams. Iam really in need of ur valuable advice. Please suggest me some suitable solutions.

    Thanks in advance :)

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    ANYone September 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I am finding it very difficult to get hold of a product like this. Both Glyco A or Glyco 6 is an issue because I am not able to find out any online store through which it can be purchased. Please provide me a link. Or mention a store near Salt Lake City KOLKATA. And obviously in INDIA…
    my email address is bappa.kool@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance.! :D

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      AM September 21, 2013 at 7:03 am #

      You could try asking for Olliza Gel (12% glycolic acid) or Sefpil cream (5% glycolic acid) at medical stores. Sefpil is available for ordering from http://www.ethicare.in/foroilyskin_sefpil Even Ducray Keracnyl cream (available at medical stores) has glycolic acid in it.

      Please don’t leave your email address like this unless you want to be spammed – not by us but by the bots on the Internet that will scoop it up and spam you like it’s no one’s business.

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      TejuPriya September 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi There..You can order Olliza gel which is 12% GA as Glyco A online

      Then there is Keracnyl Cream which is available on medplusbeauty.com , theskinstore.in ,nykaa.com

      Triacneal has 6% GA along with 0.1% retinaldehyde,available on nykaa.com , theskinstore.in

      For more info check this link
      There is Ebay link for purchasing Glyco 6/A from a Indian seller..You can contact him and request for the product..

      Then AM has mentioned Sepfil which is available online as well..

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    ANYone September 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Thank you for that response…Luckily I got the glyco 6..I THINK my skin is less damaged. Lets see how it reacts with this cream. You only said using 12% or 15% is not advised without proper checkup and with prescription. Lets see.. Thanks again.
    And is it nice to use a Jonson daily scrub with this thing??

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    ANYone September 22, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    day1: applied glyco6 over night. cleaned my face with J&J daily scrub.
    Waiting for your response.!

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      AM September 22, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      What do you want me to say? See if your skin can tolerate these together or not. Normally, scrubs irritate acne prone skin.

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    ANYone September 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    But I have purchased Glyco 6 to cure my left over scars, thats why I asked whether to use a scrub with this cream would help me get a more speedy result!!!

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    Anna September 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Currently I am having pimples and marks on my face by the pimples I have had. I use Dove soap/Clean and Clear facewash for cleaning and apply lacto calamine. My skin is very dry but still it is oily at cheeks thus I get pimples. I do not use any sun screen and apply very basic moisturizer like Vasline aloe vera.

    For the pimples and the acne scars I am using Clindamycin, I read above posts and confused which cream to use for scars and pimples I am having. Which is best?
    Glyco 6
    Retino A
    Kojic acid

    I do have used above all creams and they seem to have similar effect except Kojic acid which did not suit me.
    Also, I am little not clear which one to use for scars and which one for pimples.

    Can you please help me?

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      AM September 23, 2013 at 6:09 am #

      Hi Anna, welcome to Acne Mantra! Given the nature of products you are using, it looks like you need the right knowledge more urgently than new products right now.

      You seem to be picking up products (Dove soap, Clean & Clear face wash, Lacto Calamine, Vaseline aloe vera etc.) that are not right for you because you don’t have the necessary knowledge about how to select the right skin care products.

      If this continues, I’m afraid you’re going to be stuck with acne forever. So, please do through this link carefully and if you have any questions, just post in the community area: http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/

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    Anna September 24, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    Hey AM,

    Thanks for the reply. I read the link shared by you and have some quick points to share.

    I was diagnosed with PCOD about 3-4 years back and have been taking pill since then. I do not get acne when I am on pills but currently I have stopped, thus due to harmonal fluctuations I have got acne again.

    As per the description, I have APST Type 2. I mentioned the creams I have been using and found that some of them have been recommended (correct me if I am wrong).

    Currently I am using Dove soap as my skin gets dry if I use Clean and Clear face wash. I have tried Himalaya Neem face wash, but that did not suited me.
    Lacto calamine is also suiting me. Thus, I zero down my question to you:

    I am good with using Dove but in case you suggest Clean and clear over it then I can have Clean & Clear Skin Balancing Moisturizer Oil-free lotion and not Calamine as it gets my face dry. Or you suggest to switch to Aroma Magic Mint Cleanser/Saslic face wash??

    With regards to new pimples and scars, which creams do you suggest?

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    AM September 24, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    Hi Ana, it is not about what I would like you to use. Since you are still getting pimples, there is definitely something wrong. Yes, coming off of the pills could be and often is one reason. Another reason is using unsuitable skincare products.

    To clear the skin from acne, you need to use a treatment for the underlying cause (hormonal in this case), but if you keep using pore-clogging products, you will keep getting new pimples. Managing acne is a mix of both internal treatment plus correct skincare.

    It looks like you went through the link I mentioned, but in a hurry, because you seem to have totally missed the point about comedogenic and non-comedogenic ingredients. :)

    Otherwise you could know why Dove soap is not right for you. Anyway I can only do so much if you do want to keep using the stuff. If you are interested, please go through this link so you will learn to identify which kind of products your skin needs. http://acnemantra.com/comedogenic-noncomedogenic-difference/

    Dry skin is understandable, but there are acne-safe products that will help you with that. How do you know Lacto Calamine is suiting you? How do you know Dove is suiting you? Until the time you’re still getting new pimples, you have to suspect every single product that you put on your face.

    All I can say is please just spend some time reading up the posts here because any ready-made information about products I give you will not help you in the long run because you won’t get the necessary knowledge to go with it.

    If you have any further questions, please just post in the community area where you will also hear from many other members about their experiences etc. :)

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    AM September 24, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    “With regards to new pimples and scars, which creams do you suggest?”

    The thing is, as long as you keep using pore-clogging products, no acne cream will help significantly. You will keep getting new pimples and you will forever be stuck fielding new pimples and new marks from them. So you need to do an overhaul of your skincare routine by reading up and learning more.

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    ANYone September 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Can I use Glyco6 and Retino-A side-by-side?

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    Anna September 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Hmmm…Okay..I will spend some time reading more stuff and will get back to you!

    Thanks AM! :)


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    Anna September 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    I had actually read the link which have forward in above post and other posts and they mentioned about Dove being comedogenic. I do agree that since I am getting pimples now and again then definately the products I am using are not best and changing the basic products should be priority than focusing on creams for treatment.

    I have actually taken skin treatments lot of time and have been suggested for Glyco 6, Retino A, Teretinin, Clindamycin and Azi med. But they were actually effective till the time I was taking.

    I will go through some more links and share my thoughts with you!


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      AM September 25, 2013 at 6:12 am #

      Great girl! Just post in the community area. There’s lots of helpful members out there. :)

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    Anna September 28, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Hi AM,

    As promised, I have lot of posts and gathered some views on the products.
    1. Face wash: I used your comedogenic tool and it suggested me 3 acne prone ingredients and so with Dove soap. I thought of using Saslic face wash, but that sounds bit expensive as I re-collect once one Dermatologist suggested me and it is foam based and get used up quite fast. I have used Himalaya Herbals Neem Foaming Face Wash in past, but it had not suited me. Can you suggest any alternative to Saslic or Clean and clear works fine with below mentioned combinations?

    2. Cream: I am currently applying only Lacto calamine. One skin doctor recommended me olive based Efatop PE when I got allergy on my face. I was using that even after it got recovered but found on Acnemantra Olive is not good. So I plan to use only Lactocalamine, no sunscreen or any other cream

    3. Night cream for scars and acne scars/marks – Glyco 6 for atleast 3 months to see effects.

    How does above sound to you? Would you recommend any modifications to the above? Please do so.


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    melo September 28, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    i ve been prescribed to use the following creams…

    glyco 6% —– 6 -10 pm
    AP gel + benzac ac gel 5% + nadoxin gel + kojivit gel —– after 10pm over night
    ahaglow lotion for face wash

    pls let me know do i really need to apply so many creams ????
    or i can just get benefited with glyco 6% alone…

    all i want is to get rid of brown spots on my face and ve a proper skin tone…

    thank you

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    AM September 28, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Melo, AP gel + benzac ac gel 5% + nadoxin gel are all for pimples. AP gel is adapalene, benzac is benzoyl peroxide and nadoxin is a topical antibiotic. This triple combination is a strong anti-acne treatment. This combined with Glyco 6 and AHAGlow is an extremely aggressive regimen that can lead to skin flaking, redness and maybe even swelling. Your doctor must think your skin is made of steel. :)

    If you don’t have pimples anymore, it is your call whether to use the triple combination or not. But if you are still getting pimples, it might not be okay to ditch all the acne creams at once. Otherwise you’re going to keep getting new pimples and again, marks from those pimples.

    Kojivit is a skin lightening gel doc’s given you for lightening brown pimple spots. Glyco 6 is an exfoliant, but does not contain skin lightening ingredients like Kojivit. You should be able to do with Glyco 6 + Kojivit duo alone, and you could try just that for a week and see how you like the results.

    It is possible that part of your skin problem is due to using pore-clogging ingredients. Stick around, there’s lots to read here that will help you figure out. Start here: http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/

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    melo September 28, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    thank you soooo much… :) :)

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    Anna September 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Hey AM,

    Please let me know regarding the above post I mentioned. I plan to start it from Monday. Currently, I am having 1-3 pimples, may be because my monthly cycle has started and quite a few light to dark marks of prior acnes.


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    AM September 29, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Anna, good work girl. You’re smartening up about getting the right skincare. I’m happy for you. When you say Himalaya Herbals Neem Foaming Face Wash did not suit you, do you mean it caused pimples? You could try one of the face washes mentioned in the Budget Regimen. If your skin dries out easily, you will have to experiment a bit with the face washes to find a happy medium – one that does not over-dry but also doesn’t cause pimples. I’d say first get the face wash + Lacto Calamine regimen going and only then add any new products. Also keep an eye on Lacto Calamine if you see any new breakouts. Just post in the community section from now because these comments are veering away from Glyco 6 discussion to a skincare regimen: http://acnemantra.com/questions/

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    Kirti Kanojiya October 19, 2013 at 2:43 am #


    Actually my skin type is dry..i want to use Glycol-A-12% cream as i hv heard a lot about it.
    so can i use it..also i hv sm acne marks as well…please reply me soon..
    waiting fr yr revert…..

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    pia November 10, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I have been using glyco-6 and supatret over a month now.
    one thing that i happened to overlook is that these are suppose to be applied as thin layer. Perhaps for that reason..instead of smoothening out..it has become more rough textured. what should i do?

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    pia November 10, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I have been using glyco-6 and supatret over a month now.
    one thing that i happened to overlook is that these are suppose to be applied as thin layer. Perhaps for that reason..instead of smoothening out..it has become more rough textured. what should i do now? please help.

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      AM November 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Pia, my theory is that this happens when exfoliants manage to loosen the cement between the skin cells and unclog pores, but the dead skin cells still remain stuck to the skin, giving it a rough look and feel.

      The solution in this case is to dislodge these dead skin cells with a gentle buffing action (not scrubbing action). Homemade ground oatmeal scrub may be used for polishing the skin and removing the dead skin cells. In your case, both Glyco-6 and Supatret must have made the skin very sensitive, so tread with care with the buffing thing.

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      pia November 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      thank you :) ..i will try it out

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    pia November 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    hi sir/madam,
    i have tried the buffing thing with oatmeal scrub. I tried polishing with a light hand. the texture has improved little. but it continues to appear rough and anymore harder polishing is likely to irritate i think. Should i stop the use of supatret and glyco-6 for few days and then go for buffing again? please help.

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    Aatish November 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    I have severe acne scars on both my cheeks cause of my bad habits of squeezing and rubbing them.I read your review and bought the glyco-6.I haven’t consulted any doctor or dermatologist yet, so i am kinda scared to use it.Can there be any real bad side effects for glyco-6? Also, do i need to use any face wash or anything similar on daily basis, alongwith this cream? My skin tone is dark and oily.

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    ananya December 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    hi. i have lots of dark acne marks on both sides of my cheeks. i hve been using glyco 6 for over a month but there is hardly any difference. should i switch to glyco a?

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      AM December 3, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      Hi Ananya, Glyco 6 alone, on its own isn’t enough to remove dark spots unless the rest of the triggers of dark spots are controlled. First of all, that means, new pimples must be prevented. Once that is done, you need to use a lightening product plus a sunscreen in addition to Glyco 6 to get fast results. Check out this post and you’ll see what I mean: http://acnemantra.com/rid-acne-marks-dark-spots/

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    yammi December 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Hai AM,

    I am using Glyco6 at every alternate nights since, 2weaks along with himalaya neem facewash, proactive daily protection…. and neutrogena oil free moisturiser for combination skin. Now, my problem is that my skin feels too dry and flaky and there is few white pimples apeared in the dry areas. The winter also encourage that dryness. what shall i do now.

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      AM December 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Yammi, the first way to target dryness is to attack the cause. In your case, Himalaya Neem Face Wash and Glyco 6 are culprits. Himalaya Neem can be very very drying. You could switch over to a gentler face wash like Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel or Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin for your morning wash. In the evening, you will still need to use one that cleans well such as Himalaya or preferably Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel.

      Proactiv Daily Protection has salicylic acid too, so all of this together is drying up the skin. Once your Proactiv is over, try switching over to Sunprotek Gel and see if that helps too. The white pimples are due to irritation from dryness.

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    yammi December 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Thanks AM, for your useful reply. I am coimbatore so, where i can find this Sunprotek gel.

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    puthiyavan December 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    hai. i have some old acne scars. is glyco-6 fade my old acne scars?if yes how much time would it take?

    help me. i’m waiting for your reply.

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    amirsuhail January 2, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    Recently i have started to use glyco-6 in every night but there is no any improvement in my scar even acne is also not getting reduced can i use both of the cream like glyco-6 in the night and Ratino-A in the morning?
    is there any side effects to use both of the cream?
    please suggest….

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    sumann January 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi AM…which is better for acne hole on face Glyco-6 or Retin -A.

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      AM January 23, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Hi Sumann, Retin-A is better than Gylco-6 for depressed scarring. Although, it has to be kept in mind that even Retino-A cannot full eliminate holes type of scarring. Noticeable results are seen with consistent use over many months, but Retino-A will not fill them up entirely.

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    amey February 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm #


    i am a 32 y/o man. i was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome 4 mths back for which i am on steroids (started with 80 mg and now presently 15 mg). I am suffering from steroid induced acne on my face particularly on the jaw, temples and forehead. I applied Retino A carelessly after which my skin was burned in these spots. It has become dark. I have started applying Glyco 6 to lighten the skin. I am still having pimples in these spots. Can u suggest something to lighten and stop these stubborn pimples. ? thnx

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    Hero Aaj Kal March 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Hi AM,

    Can i use sebonac gel and glyco 6 cream on alternate nights?

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    ashu April 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    i m new user of glayo a will it be used daily nights or 3-4 times in a weak

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      AM April 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      Yes, you go slow, starting with once or twice a week and then increase to every night if needed. Also, in rare cases Glyco A itself can cause pimples, just so you know.

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    ashu April 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    thanks for your advice.