Replenix Acne Solutions Gly/Sal 10-2 Pads Review (2020 Update)

Summary: Replenix Gly/Sal 10-2 is a stronger version of Stridex with 10% glycolic acid and maximum strength 2% salicylic acid.

Best For: Blackheads, Whiteheads, Inflammatory Acne, Dark Spots

Key Ingredients:
10% Glycolic Acid
2% Salicylic Acid
Witch Hazel

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Are you struggling to get inflammatory acne, such as cysts, nodules, and papules, under control?

I know the feeling. I had painful cystic acne for many years as a teenage and young adult, and tried everything from topical creams to oral antibiotics (stopping just short of going on Accutane).

For more severe acne, I recommend trying out Replenix Acne Solutions Gly/Sal 10-2 Pads.

This product is essentially a stronger version of the popular Stridex Maximum Pads with the same 2% salicylic acid plus 10% glycolic acid for exfoliation, resurfacing, and skin clarifying benefits.

Glycolic acid is the smallest type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and works well for removing surface dead skin cells, increasing cell turnover, improving your skin texture, and evening out skin tone (source: A Practical Approach to Chemical Peels, 2018).


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Glycolic acid pairs nicely with salicylic acid, which is oil-soluble and penetrates deeper into pores to remove trapped oils and debris that have accumulated beneath blocked pores (keratin plugs).

Witch Hazel rounds out the formula and is a wonderful natural astringent for cleansing your face and removing dirt and debris from your pores.

Finally, Replenix Acne Solutions comes in 3 variations (with different glycolic acid %’s):

My Verdict: Replenix Gly/Sal 10-2 Pads is a stronger version of Stridex to fight severe acne and prevent breakouts. This product is also super affordable at about $20 for a pack of 60.

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