Agelock, a sub-brand of O3+ (found mostly in salons and spas) has been popping up online. I needed to up the exfoliating factor in my skin regime, thus, this cream appealed to me. Ingredients in this moisturizer is uncomplicated… 8 to be exact. Which is a good thing! They are – Aqua, Cetareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Octyl Dodecanol, Sodium Lactate, Glycolic Acid, Pisum Sativum (pea extract) Shea butter, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Before getting into the nitty gritty, let’s remember the harms of over-exfoliating. The way exfoliators work is they remove a very thin topmost layer of your skin. Need I say, you don’t want to do that regularly. Also be aware of any hidden exfoliating ingredients (AHAs, BHAs, Lactic Acid, Licorice Extract, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Kojic Acid, fruit enzymes etc) in your products. Don’t forget about sun-protection!
The cream comes in a 50ml bottle with a pump nozzle. The packaging is nice, light and sturdy. One pump dispenses enough product to cover the face.
The texture is creamy and looks slightly oily on skin. I have noticed many products with glycolic acid leave an oily (sometimes sticky too) film. As did this one. The morning after, skin looked slightly greasy. What’s crazy is, under the slickness, my skin showed a visible difference. That was on second day of use. I use this on alternate days. If compared to other “peeling” creams, this one gave me the best results.
This has replaced my favorite overnight exfoliator – The kaya pigmentation reducer. This definitely works faster than Kaya Pigmentation reducer, whose key ingredient is lactic acid. Lactic acid is slow to work but gentler, so probably best for very sensitive skin types.
Has a light, natural floraly-scent that goes away in minutes.
Best on combination-dry skin. Unless you don’t mind the disco-ball face.
Priced at 650-700 INR for 50 ml.