Renee Rouleau Skin Care AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser

Renee Rouleau Skin Care AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser

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Type of product Face Cleanser
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  • vegan and cruelty-free face cleanser that contains aha and bha.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and oils.
  • it is likely to be good for reducing pores.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

This product was submitted by bradley_gilbert on August 22, 2021


To effectively use AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser to deep clean clogged pores and fade discolored acne scars: apply a small amount to damp skin. Rub in circular motions for 30 seconds and rinse well with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry and...

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immediately follow with an alcohol-free toner, serum and moisturizer for your skin type.

Product Info

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fungal-acne safe

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Renee Rouleau Skin Care's AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser.

Benefits (6)

Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (2)

AHA Icon
BHA Icon

Concerns (5)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation
May Worsen Rosacea Icon
May Worsen Rosacea
May Worsen Eczema Icon
May Worsen Eczema

Renee Rouleau Skin Care AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser Ingredients Explained

This product contains 27 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
Community rating: Loved

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Cleansing, Emulsion Stabilising

We don't have a description for Decyl Glucoside.

Community rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Cocamidopropyl Betaine.

We don't have a description for Acrylates Copolymer.

Emollient, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

We don't have a description for Jojoba Esters.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Sodium PCA is a conditioning agent. It is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid and is naturally occurring on human skin.

Sodium 5-oxo-2-pyrrolidinecarboxylate

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Glycolic Acid is arguably the most famous AHA with research to back up its benefits. Its main role is to peel the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.

Glycolic Acid has shown to boost collage production, a protein that helps skin stay firm. Overall, Glycolic Acid helps with improving uneven tone, rough patches of skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. It also increases skin hydration by playing a role in creating molecules that create hyaluronic acid naturally.

When applying Glycolic Acid, it is normal to feel slight stinging. The pH value and concentration of glycolic acid play a role in the effectiveness of the product.

Recent studies have shown Glycolic Acid may protect the skin against UV damage. However, you should always wear SPF, especially when using exfoliants.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Citric Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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Masking, Preservative, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: BHA
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Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Unlike AHAs which are water souluble, Salicylic Acid is oil soluble. This means that it's able to exfoliate the inside of pores and reduce blackheads.

Concentrations of 0.5-2% are recognized by the U.S. FDA as an over-the-counter topical acne product.

It can cause irritation and/or dryness if one's skin already has a compromised moisture barrier, so it's best to focus on repairing that before introducing a Salicylic Acid into your routine.

In general, Salicylic Acid is a great ingredient for oily acne-prone skin.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Lactic Acid is an AHA that is derived from fermenting lactose, a carbohydrate from milk. It removes the top layer of old and dead skin cells and helps increase cell turnover.

Not only does it help exfoliate the skin, it helps strengthen the skin's barrier. When applied, lactic acid helps the skin create ceramides.

Lactic acid is an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant that comes from the fermentation of lactose β€” a carbohydrate found in milk.

According to legend, Cleopatra herself used to bathe in sour milk to help reduce wrinkles.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Citric Acid
* Malic Acid

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Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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We don't have a description for Carica Papaya Fruit Extract.

Astringent, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Tonic

Citrus Grandis Seed Extract is a fragrance.

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Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Skin Protecting, UV Absorber

Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract is an antioxidant.

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We don't have a description for Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract.


We don't have a description for Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract.

Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Grapefruit Peel Oil

Citrus Grandis Peel Oil is an essential oil that is derived from the peel of a Grapefruit. It is composed largely of limonene, which is a fragrance that can cause irritation for sensitive skin.

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Masking, Skin Conditioning

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil is an oil.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids.

Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning

Glycol Distearate isn't fungal acne safe.

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We don't have a description for Steareth-4.

Community rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.

Community rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Sodium Chloride can be bad for dry skin and be bad for acne prone skin.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
Community rating: Liked

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Bg
Community rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

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Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.

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