This is a review of AHAGlow Skin Rejuvenating Face Wash Gel made by Torrent Pharma. We’re talking about the new AHAGlow that comes in yellow tube packaging instead of the blue (older) one. The price of AHAGlow gel is Rs. 199 for 100 gm.
Community member Nairita brought to our attention that AHAGlow now comes in a new packaging, with a fully disclosed ingredient list. The older blue tube used to list only active ingredients.
Key Ingredients: Aloe vera 5%, Glycolic acid 1%, Vitamin E 0.1%, Gel Base q.s
For information on key ingredients and usage instructions, check out the older review of AHAGlow.
Other ingredients: Bronopol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Tween 80, Cresmer RH40, Proteol Oat, Oramix NS10, Sodium Lauryl Sulpahte and coloured milli capsules
With these ingredients, there have been concerns whether the new AHAGlow is still non-comedogenic or not. Let us have a look at the ingredients that stand out:
Broponol – a preservative
Disodium EDTA – makes cleanser work more effectively
Cresmer RH 40 – PEG 40 Castor Oil, non-comedogenic
Proteol Oat – This foaming agent is derived from oats. It provides rich foam. It is very gentle for the skin and the hair.
Oramix NS 10 (Decyl Glucoside) – foaming agent derived from sugar, natural and sulfate free
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) – it is a cleaning agent commonly used in face washes. SLS can irritate sensitive skin of the face if left on for over an hour. Although sensitivity to SLS is uncommon, it has been gaining a negative reputation of late with people wanting to move to gentler cleansing agent options.
The coloured milli capsules are most likely vitamin E.
I don’t understand why they had to include so many foaming agents and then also Sodium Lauryl Sulphate on top of it. Maybe they know something we don’t.
Limit using AHAGlow to once a day to avoid the risk of skin over-drying and peeling. If you need to wash your face more than once a day, use a milder face wash for the rest of the times.
Bottom line: The earlier blue packaging AHAGlow has been a favourite with many of us here. But that tube did not have the full list of ingredients on it. So we cannot compare it with that one ingredient-by-ingredient.
Inside, it looks like the same AHAGlow gel as before, even with the new outer packaging. I am not sure if all these ingredients were always there in the old packaging as well, but the new version seems to be working alright for many so far.
We don’t know if Cresmer RH 40 (PEG-40 castor oil) is a new addition or if it was always there. It is a form of castor oil but not comedogenic, even though plain castor oil is.
Apart from this, there have been some discussions about the smell of the new AHAglow.
Review completed with generous inputs and product images provided by Tejupriya.
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