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Glycolic Facial Cleanser

4.94 out of 5
(18 customer reviews)

Our award winning glycolic facial cleansing lotion, powered by 4.9% glycolic acid cleanses, gently exfoliates, and helps to soften and lift stubble before you shave.


• Glycolic Acid – Removes excess oil, impurities, and leaves skin fresh + clean
• Chamomile – Helps calm and heal irritated skin
• Aloe Vera – Provides and retains moisture while treating dryness
• Vitamins A, C, and E – Nourishes skin and provides antioxidant protection

Paraben free

Allergy + Dermatologist tested

1. Dampen hands, face and neck
2. Squeeze a half dollar sized amount of cleanser into palms
4. Apply to the face with upward circular motions
5. Rinse off with warm water
6. Apply Anthony moisturizer

Use AM or PM

Recommended for normal, combination and oily skin

18 reviews for Glycolic Facial Cleanser

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I want to revise my previous review regarding the vitamin C. I sent an email to Anthony customer service and to my surprise I received a full size vitamin C in the mail. This has continued my faith in Anthony products and I will remain a happy consumer.

    I love the vitamin C, especially in the summertime, because it’s so refreshing, light and smells and feels great.

    Every time I try another company’s products on my sensitive skin, regardless of the price, I regret it. Anthony just makes the best products.

    I love the look of the product packaging but still wish they would change it so you can see inside better. Just my personal preference.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this product and have been using it for years. It’s lightweight and as with all Anthony products, it does not make me break out. HOWEVER, I hate the new packaging of the Vitamin A, C and Eye Cream. I love the products but will not be buying again until they change the packaging. You can’t see how much you are getting. I bought the 3 duo kit in November and decided to save the vitamin C for the Summer because it’s all the moisturizer I need and I love the way it feels and works. Well, surprise to me, I got 6 pumps out of the bottle and there’s nothing left. After 10 years, If I can’t see what I’m getting in the bottle, I’m not buying it anymore. I couldn’t write a review for those items because the Kit isn’t available now. This is the first bad review I have ever written for an Anthony product but I thought other people should know. Perhaps they will change the packaging.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A year later, this product works as well as it did when I first used it. I can stand behind my entire review that I wrote in April of 2016. You can’t go wrong with this daily cleanser. Especially helpful if you have combination, or excessively oily areas. Helps to melt away blackheads in hard to get to areas and keep them away.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This is an absolute must have facial cleanser! It leaves my face feeling amazingly clean. I don’t think I can find anything better than this! Spot on perfect! I like to switch between Algae Facial Cleanser and this.

  5. 5 out of 5


    So far so good. Had this fash for a week now and my skin feels great. The recommendation of choosing this one because my skin is oily was spot on! Highly recommend at least trying this. And it pairs well with the oil free facial lotion

  6. 5 out of 5


    I can’t believe how much I like this stuff. It does a fantastic job of cleaning my face and preparing it for shaving. Smells great, and a little goes a long way. I also appreciate that the product is paraben free. You will be pleased.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Anthony’s Glycolic Facial Cleanser is wonderfully perfect. I can not believe it does all the things that it does. In my mind, it is a crime to call it simply a ‘facial cleanser’ – as if it had nothing to offer but simply ‘washing’ your face. My face has a very complex set of needs that really have to be met. If they are not met, the damage is clearly visible and able to been seen. Because I have always had sensitive skin, which has included, but is not limited to, the following unique problems : the classic ‘T-Zone’ area, 2 different types of acne, blackheads and ingrown facial hair from time to time. Anthony’s Glycolic Cleanser (still a crime) is the ONLY cleanser that I’ve ever used that 1) really cleansed my skin – without leaving it stripped of it’s natural oils that I want it to retain 2) takes away all the other oils that are either over-produced by my body, or come from ‘product leftover’ from the day or night before, and also external environmental over-lays 3) calmed my skin as if I had some type of soothing, cooling, gentle facial 4) balanced out the red/blotchy areas and gives my skin a truly healthy look and feel 5) removed easily with a nice hot washcloth OR by splashing my face with water (and it doesn’t matter if the water or washcloth is hot or cold, or if you even use a washcloth or not) 6) I am able to report a 100% reduction in any ingrown hairs on my neck- which is the only place I’ve ever gotten them-this happened after about the first four days of using it morning and night 7) leaves my face, neck and even my ear lobes and around my ear, and the back of my neck- fresh, clean, soothed, calm and best of all- I can tell, not just ‘feel’, but actually tell my skin is really clean AND healthy. I have never had the option of NOT using a toner.

    I love the smell of my face afterwards, too. I am so sorry this review is so long.
    I had to write it in a very particular way because I wanted to be sure and relay ALL the benefits I’ve experienced, and continue to, every time I’ve used it- starting from the very first time. And the ‘rush’ that I get from washing my face does not ever go away. Obviously, by the name, you know it is taking care of dead skin cells which really helps my skin because my face has all these small areas that are so hard to get completely clean. The way I use it is by wetting my face with warm water. I make sure my entire face is fully wet- even my ear lobes and around the back of my ears and even my hairline around the back of my neck. Then, I put an amount of this cleanser (crime…) into the palm of my hand – like, about the circumference of a quarter, but try to imagine three quarters stacked up. This is the perfect amount to create a great lather in my hands and then I just go to town on my face, and I take my time, I don’t use a washcloth or anything – just my fingertips. Sometimes I will leave it on my face for a minute while I get a cup of coffee and that feels great.

    I then use a clean, fresh ‘hotter’ water drenched washcloth loosely wrung out and gently start at the top of my forehead and work my way down, gently removing the cleanser. I don’t apply any pressure- I just go very gently. Once I know I’ve rinsed it all off, I splash cool, but not cold, water on my face – just to tighten things up a little, but I don’t want to close my pores completely- because of the rest of the routine I do with several other Anthony products. I don’t think you have to only use Anthony products afterwords, but I have NOT found any other products that repair, protect and nourish /hydrate my skin as good as Anthony products do.

    So, this product is just the beginning with the Anthony line for me! I love it, I use twice a day and it is a way for me to do something really good for myself that I always look forward to, regardless of how tired or how much pain I am in. It is like having a best friend for your face. 😉

  8. 5 out of 5


    Best facewash ever, took care of my oily skin. Very gentle and effective.

  9. 4 out of 5


    Product works fantastic and the benefits are immediate. However, the small bottle size keeps this from a 5 star. Great as an everyday wash but just too small…I really don’t want to purchase every few weeks.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Love this stuff! First, I love the smell. It’s amazing. But after a few days of using this cleanserI started to see a difference in my skin. I bought the jumbo bottle last summer and it’s still going. Well worth it!

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I started using this product last week and I absolutely love it. I noticed a difference on my skin overnight. Will definitely order again.

  12. 5 out of 5


    This is the best facial cleanser that I have used to date.

    As a cleanser, it is gentle enough to use everyday, but it also does a great job at helping you feel like you have cleaned your skin as well as providing a gentle exfoliation. I have also found that using the cleanser before shaving (double-edge razor) helped me get an excellent shave while reducing any possible nicks or irritation.

    It has a mild and fresh (citrusy) scent that does not overpower any colognes.

  13. 5 out of 5


    I have used this product twice daily for 10 years! Love it but PLEASE bring back the 32 oz. pump bottle!

    • :

      Hello Lee, we do have this product in the 32 fl oz size. Please check the Luxury Sizes category. Thanks for the review!

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have had issues with acne in the past and this cleanser works great with my prescription toner and has helped ride my skin of acne 😀

  15. 5 out of 5


    Excellent facial wash for men. Perfect for combination skin as well. Check out the luxury size for really good value as it will last a long time.

  16. 5 out of 5


    This has been my daily morning cleanser for years! It has a nice citrus scent and a gentle, non-foaming texture. It’s definitely a must for clear skin as I have been more prone to breakouts during times when I have skipped using this.

  17. 5 out of 5


    We heard. We changed. We implemented.
    The production team has now successfully updated the bottles that can be easily squeezed for this product. Get yours today!

  18. 5 out of 5


    This is a message from the Anthony Brands Team.

    We are aware of the feedback in regards to the packaging of the bottles. We have remedied this by releasing a newer and more flexible design for this item.

    Should you have a specific concern, please don’t hesitate to reach us at info@anthony.com.

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