Suncote is fast becoming the most hated sunscreen in India. Acne-safest, but most hated. 😛
Same for Glyco 6. It is 6% glycolic acid alright, but for most people its glycolic acid benefit is being overshadowed by the horribly comedogenic cream base. Also, it does nothing to calm the irritation caused by 6% glycolic acid.
So these two products have been kicked out from the Budget Regimen. This was long overdue, but I’ve been tied up with other things lately, so it kept on getting delayed.
Suncote has been replaced with the new public favourite Zoray Aquagel. Glyco 6 does not need a replacement because Sebonac is enough as a an acne cream and exfoliant. If anyone wants to use glycolic acid with the Budget Regimen, they can use Glomed face wash with 5% glycolic acid. This has also brought down the Budget Regimen monthly expenditure to Rs. 405.
Any more product suggestions for the Budget Regimen or other regimens are totally welcome. Speak up now or forever rest in peace. 👿
Hi Am, I don’t think Glomed is a good choice for sensitive acne prone skin. I got a kind of rash when using Glomed. I don’t think it suits everyone.
On the contrary if someone is using sebonac or any other acne treatment, I would recommend, A Derma Foaming gel ( with Rhealba Oats), It is a great cleanser & very soothing to the skin & completely non comedogenic & not at all drying. I’ve been using it for 2 months now since the time I started RETINO.
Okay, that’s a word of warning to everyone about Glomed’s potential for causing irritation, thanks Lalitha.
My bad luck hit’s me again, I recently added only these two in my regimen
For me creamy base of Glyco 6 doesn’t suits me as all so I use glyco 6 for 15-20 minutes only as a exfolient not taking moisturizing benefits of glycolic acid
Regarding face washes I want to share some facts Acids having there own pro and cons as we know Acids can desolve almost everythings so we use them for removing impurities, dead cells and oil from face
So It doesn’t matter how much acid concentration facewash have showing Important thing is the way how you use them. Most of the people have fun with facewash and enjoy rubbing and think it will washed out pimples which is not true
So DON’T USE ACIDIC FACEWASH RUBBING FOR MORE THAN 10-15 SEC untill your skin can tolerate more and one more thing is that people use more than enough so control youself
whenever i wash my face with glomed,i aĺlow it to be on my face for a minute or two before rinsing it off! From what Yogi says,i was doing the wrong thing,? Wel i wasnt exactly rubbing it for for so long but would jus let the foam sit on skin for a couple of mins.
AM,glycolic acid facewashes arent supposed to sit on skin?
The budget regime already has himalaya neem facewash..If Glomed irritates some people,maybe AHA glow can be used?(for the issue of including glycolic acid)
But @AM, sebonac has also got some reports of causing breakouts for some members and as it has salicylic acid in it which doesnt suit sensitive skin types, can we have any optional product(after sebonac) in budget & basic regimen? As some ppl may wanna try budget regimen and in case if their skin cant tolerate SA and also if they cant afford triacneal then this alternate product(if we find one) would help them i guess. Just a suggestion though
Can we see the “advantage” of new reviews section!?!?!?!? ha ha ha! 😀
And jokes apart, I also want answers to the questions of Kriya and Sri.
As far as I know, letting GA sit on skin is considered, I don’t see any harm in it. I did allowed Ahaglow and now Keracnyl to sit on skin for 30-45 seconds. Sebamed sits on skin for 5 minutes (it is not GA though!)
And, we do need alternative for Sebonac.
Thank for cutting glyco 6 from regimn ..glomed is better than other glycolic face wash i know it because i am using it.AM we need to find a gel form of glyco 6 like olliza but its 12%..well hope one day we find something…sefpil is also good but its not for sensitive skin and it has high ingredients..i will use zoray after my sunprotek which i am loving
Hiya @kriya, @akshaykshardul, it is not so much about glycolic acid sitting on the skin as it is the surfectants (cleansing agents like Sodium Laureth/ Lauryl Sulphate) in a face wash that can irritate the skin if left on for too long. So keeping face washes on for too long (except say Sebamed Cleansing Foam or Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive skin) in general may not be a good idea. Again, it depends on the tolerance of the skin too.
While acids can be used to dissolve metal, it is neither the same concentration nor the same acids we are talking about in face washes. There are tons of leave-on AHA and BHA treatments, not just face washes, that work just fine without burning up anyone’s skin.
@lekha12, @jassi0302 you guys are totally right about Sebonac and the need for a better glycolic leave-on. It is surprising that in India except Triacneal, we can’t find an affordable non-comedogenic 5-6% glycolic acid gel! I’m on the look out and will add substitutes at the first chance. Keep your eyes and ears open for alternatives too. 🙂
After a looong chase i could find all those budget regime listed items(especially sebonac)…and so far I am actually getting positive results with glyo 6 as well as sebonac gel…so I really dont have any complains using them…but can you please suggest some more options in face wash area too…as I had a bitter experience with the himalaya’s neem face wash and jolen face wash previously…as of now I am using clean and clear pimple clearing face wash along with the regime…and since my skin is very oily I am not facing any dryness using all those products…and @AM I am so sorry I could not thankyou for your kind reply in the budget regime post…umm actually I am new to this site and in excitement I popped all the questions at once…But thank you sooooo much and I will trigger single problem at a time and write different queries in different threads in community section 🙂
Yes, Sebonac caused more acne to me as well.
I was using Diacneal for a long time but noticed that it was not causing any difference to my skin and just to try out i thought of using a higher concentration GA product. So i started with Glyco A (12% GA) about a month back. And i am really impressed with the results. I have not got any new acne since i have started using it and my cheeks feel way smoother. The scars are also becoming less visible. The skin looks glowing too.
The only products that i am using now are: Keracnyl face wash, Sebamed 30 spf suncreen, and Glyco A. So far, i am extremely happy with this combination and it’s working out great for me.
I must also add that i am taking Vit D3 supplement every week and Fish oil supplement daily since past month – so maybe these two are having some effect on my acne too.
If the good streak continues then it would mean that i have found my HG products after so much of hit and trial.
Fingers crossed XX
Hi Anuja (@anujaaggarwal), Diacneal is 6%, so maybe all you needed was jacking up of the GA percentage. Olliza is a non-comedogenic, 12% GA option in case you are looking for a gel version. Glyco 6 has pretty bad reviews from people, but I’m glad it’s big brother Glyco A is working for you.
Yes, i think, since it has given only good results for the past month, i am gonna stick with Glyco A till the tube lasts. After that i will try Olliza gel.