AHA and BHA Synergistic Exfo Gel 4%
A proprietary blend of AHA and BHA acids, this tonic gel is great for those with really troublesome skin, acne, and consistent blemishes. Great for cystic acne and deep pore acne. Alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid and lactic acid) help clear away dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of the skin. Glycolic acid penetrates the skin's layers to enable them to be exfoliated. Beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) is able to penetrate inside the pore to help clear away built up dead skin cells. This is a strong acid blend. Use caution when applying and listen to your skin. Recommended for experienced skin.
If you are new to acids, use every three days. In total, exfoliate no more than 3 to 4 times per week. Use on clean skin (skin can be dampened with hydrosol, toner or fruit mists, or it can be dry). Apply a few drops with clean fingertips, then wait 20 minutes before using any other products. The acid will self neutralize and then you can continue with your routine.
The exception to the 20 minute wait rule is that if the acids are very uncomfortable. If so, rinse immediately and build up a tolerance to the acids over about a month, increasing the length of time every few days. Acids, however, are not meant to be comfortable as they are a exfoliating/remodeling tool.
List of Ingredients
- Spring Water hydrating
- Organic Grape Alcohol solvent, astringent
- Glycolic/Lactic Acid 2% AHA exfoliant blend
- Salicylic Acid 2% gentle deep pore exfoliant
- Xanthan Gum natural thickener