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M.D. Forte Facial Cleanser III 8 oz

4.7 out of 5 stars 126 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Cleanse with the highest level of Glycolic Compound available. Contains 20% Glycolic Compound.

Product Description

This gentle, creamy cleanser is ideal for all skin types. It removes daily residue, makeup, and oil without harshness or dehydration. Contains 20% glycolic compound, should only be used after your skin has adjusted to levels I and II.. Glycolic Compound is a complex, pH-balanced mixture of glycolic acid, ammonium glycolate, purified water, and higher-molecular-weight oligomers of glycolic acid, with an approximate activity level of 60%, and is designated on product labels as the ingredients "glycolic acid" and "ammonium glycolate."

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 7.1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B00187EX6G
  • UPC: 887352568682 726726924764 885187672741 022548056127 885497970612 887842861545 608866337843
  • Item model number: 92476
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,139 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Important Information

Ingredients
Purified Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid (and) Ammonium Glycolate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Directions
Directions for use Use a.m. and p.m. or as directed by a physician or skin care professional. Apply a quarter size amount and massage over skin. Rinse with warm water and a clean wash cloth, blot dry.

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Customer Reviews

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By L. COLLINS on February 8, 2010
I've used this cleanser for about 4 years. If you've never used glycolic acid products before, I would highly recommend starting with the I or II. This is a cream cleanser that does not foam. I apply it to dry skin, then add a little water, use circular motion, then wash off completely. You can also leave it for 10 minutes on dry skin and it doubles as a mini glycolic facial. It does not instruct you to do this on the bottle, but I've found this to be the best method, in addition to not diluting the glycolic acid with water right off the bat! I have used most of the MD Forte III products and have had great results. I used to get huge cycstic acne along my jawline and since I've used these products, I have not had this problem in years. It also helps with fine lines and brightening the skin. FYI, I'm 38, with fair/normal skin.
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This is a wonderful wash with a hefty dose of glycolic acid. I find it effective as a light wash that gets the oil off the skin and keeps it off. It is not abrasive and does not sting, but if someone hasn't used glycolic acid washes before I wouldn't start with Level III. There are Levels I and II. It does not remove eye makeup very well (and it isn't meant for that, it will sting the eyes). It's best used if makeup is wiped or washed off first and then this is used as the second wash. Unfortunately, the MD Forte line is no longer made, so if you can find this at a reasonable price get it now. The closest equivalent that I can find is Glytone, but 20% is the highest concentration of glycolic acid I have found in that line. I will probably switch to Glytone eventually but after using MD Forte since 2005 I am sorry to see it go.
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I have been using this product for 25 years and always order from Amazon. It arrives in just a day or two and I have never had a problem. I am 67 years of age and no one can believe it because i have NO wrinkles and my skin is beautiful. This is the best bargain you can get for the ingredients and outcome. I panic when I am running low. I would not use anything else to cleanse my face. Because it contains glycolic acid, I often leave on my face for 15-20 minutes and repeat. You can actually feel the skin tightening.
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By T. Gibbs on December 10, 2011
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I love this product as it helps sloth off dead skin, especially whenever Im using other products that promote peeling. This product gives the extra push to remove dead skin. This product will sting; however, if you are using an aggressive exfoliating regimen which I tend to so some times, I wouldnt use this product. When my face feels too sensitive I do switch over to Cetaphil sensitive skin wash. These are some of the products I use that promotes peeling but also will leave the skin pretty sensitive: other glycolic acid products, salicylic acid, Rx tazorac, retinAs, benzol peroxide 10%, clindamycin 1%. (of course not all at once)

But yes, love love this stuff.

Oh final note: I had to work myself up to III. I started out at I, then went to II, and now have been at level III for years. My derm put me on to this product and I cant thank him enough. He was the same derm who realized that I needed accutane when all else failed, when all other doctors kept experimenting. He cleared me of pizza face and if I were still in the DC metro area, I would still see him for maintenance. Dr. Thomas Day in Baltimore, MD!
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I'm a 29 year old male and have used several brands throughout the years trying to get rid of my blackheads. My blackheads aren't complete gone, but they are so much better than they used to be. As long as I don't skip a night washing my face, I never get breakouts anymore either. I love M.D. Forte and worked myself up to level III. I started with level I, which is not longer manufactured. Level III is a little thicker than level II. With free shipping on Amazon, I find the price to be unbeatable.
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I am now 57 years old, going on 58. Ladies, I have been told my skin is fabulous by professional facialists! As a teenager, my skin was fair, sensitive, prone to breakouts, an occasional cystic acne flare up. In my 20's and 30's, the oiliness reduced, but was rewarded with a lot more clogged pores. I have tried thousands of dollars worth of products in my life to treat my problematic skin. I was told to use this product by a dermatologist in Ohio who knows his stuff. Ever since, and we are talking many many years, I have used this line of products. I didn't care for the moisturizers or "toners" but I LOVE the cleansers....have used the gel formulation for those oilier years with blessed results, and then changed over to the II creamy cleanser, then changed again to the III creamy cleanser. I am miserable to know that this product is not going to be available anymore. I bought all I could, and am deeply sorry I could not afford to buy out every last bottle of this stuff. My skin is ULTRA sensitive on top of all my other issues and this product works without irritating or drying out my skin. I have had noticeable improvements in my skin and even my facialist said this product if perfect for my complexion. I get positive comments all the time from people who don't even know me! Now if I can only get the company to re-think their decision to end production!
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