Free Shipping (Inside U.S.) on orders over $40

Free Shipping (U.S.) on orders over $40 AHA+ (Glycolic Acid – 10%)



I strongly recommended that everyone who is on The Regimen add in AHA+ after 1 month.

This is how I describe what it does: The Regimen will get you completely clear. Adding in AHA+ will take clear to perfect. In other words, careful application of The Regimen works to get people completely clear. However, adding in AHA+ enhances the efficacy of the regimen even further, adding insurance that your skin will stay perfectly clear. It also improves skin tone so your skin will appear glowing and healthy. Basically, expect compliments once you start using it. AHA+ contains 10% glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid – AHA), which is the legal limit in over-the-counter products. It also contains licorice root extract. Acne-prone skin tends to be irritated, and licorice root helps calm the irritation and bring the skin into balance. It is fragrance-free and dye-free, and of course, it is completely non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).

I formulated AHA+ at a pH of 4.0 – 4.1, which is just enough to powerfully exfoliate, but not too acidic that it stings too badly (it will sting a bit though – that’s how you know it’s working). Oddly enough, many manufacturers formulate their glycolic acid products at too high a pH to be effective, so be careful when choosing glycolic acid products, and make sure you know the pH.

For the face (and front of the neck): Perform The Regimen for 1 month before you add in AHA+ to be sure you have given your skin enough time to become accustomed to Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%). If you use it sooner than this it may sting very badly. Trust me. Give it a month. When you are ready to use it, you can use it in 1 of 2 ways:

  • Use AHA+ in place of Moisturizer every other evening. DO NOT use it every day at full strength.
  • Dispense 1/2 AHA+ and 1/2 Moisturizer into your palm, mix, and apply every evening.

For the body and back of the neck: AHA+ works alongside Treatment to completely clear body acne and acne on the back of the neck. See The Body Regimen or The Neck Regimen for instructions.

As a spot treatment: If you see a zit forming, try to catch it early. Apply Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) and allow it to dry, then apply AHA+, twice a day. This can stop the zit from developing. Note: Putting an ice cube in a Ziploc®-type bag and holding it on the lesion for 5 minutes twice a day (you can do it more frequently than this if you want but don’t stress yourself out about it too much and make sure you leave 2 hours between applications) will up the chances that spot treatment will be successful.

To combat physical irritation of the skin: When anything rubs against the skin repeatedly, such as a chin strap or helmet, it irritates the skin and can cause a breakout. Attempt to avoid or reduce irritation when possible. However, if you do end up irritating your skin, apply AHA+ after your next regimen application (reminder: make sure you don’t introduce AHA+ until you have been on The Regimen for 1 month). This can help prevent an irritation-induced acne flare up.

sun SUNBURN ALERT: Any alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using AHA and for a week after discontinuing its use.

See the AHA+ FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions.

Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Licochalcone (Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract), Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.