Our Exfoliating AHA alpha-hydroxy toner uses an array of natural fruit acids to accelerate cell turnover and renewel for smoother, younger looking skin. Great for aging or acneic skin. Sometimes, initial brief stinging may occur but this will diminish as skin acclimates with use.
While AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) are known to smooth surface skin texture through exfoliation and thinning of the stratum corneum, evidence suggests that a twice daily application of AHA’s with appropriate pH and concentration for three months, results in increased overall skin thickness and firmness, and a clinical improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The anti-aging effects of AHA’s have also been shown to plateau after 12-16 weeks of regular use as skin acclimates, and may resume after a break from exposure.
Swipe with cotton over skin after cleansing. Oily or acneic skin types may prefer to use once to twice daily as tolerated. Aging and normal or dry skin conditions may need to reduce application to once daily or a few times per week. If dryness or flaking occurs with frequent use, reduce application to once every 2-3 days or weekly. Intensity of product can be reduced by rinsing skin with water after application. Only use in combination with daily uv protection or sun avoidance. Exfoliation products increase the potential for sunburn and photodamage.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Loosens the bonds between dead corneum cells and stimulates cell renewal. Each type of hydroxy acid (lactic, glycolic, citric, malic, and tartaric acids) derived from select plants and fruits have different molecular weights making them active at varying layers of the epidermis.
Botanical rich in multiple vitamins and enzymes known to nourish skin while encouraging renewal and healing.
Botanical distillate known for its soothing and astringent properties.