Beta Exfo™ Tonic 2%


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Beta Hydroxy Acids, AKA (salicylic acid) can penetrate inside the pore to help clear away dead skin cells that have built up within the pore. Beta hydroxy acids are not as aggressive in nature as alpha hydroxy acids, but we still advise caution with any type of topical acid preparation.

Beta Exfo™ Tonic 2%:  pH 2.0-3.2

Method of Application
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 months time, increasing the length of time every few days. Acids, however, are not meant to be comfortable as they are a remodeling tool.

Beta Exfo™ Tonic 2%

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Vital Product for Blackheads!

I was so happy to find a Salicylic Acid product with minimal ingredients! My skin doesn’t tolerate a lot of products that are available because they have unnecessary additives. GOW is the BEST skincare line I’ve ever used… and I’ve tried TONS. Thank you for making simple, clean and effective products!!

Thank you for such a thoughtful review. It's always a pleasure to know a customer
has success with a product. We are very happy for you!
Simple, Clean, Effective .. perfectly perfect :-)

G. Quinn
My skin-saving staple since 2010!

Garden of Wisdom Beta Exfo Tonic 2% completely turned my skin around after first trying it in 2010–and I’ve been devoted ever since. I had blackheads, uneven texture, extreme facial oiliness, cycstic and non-cystic acne, and scaring from having battled acne most of my life. I’m also allergic to most skincare ingredients.
My first 8oz bottle dissolved my blackheads, smoothed my skin texture, and drastically reduced my breakouts. I had no allergic reaction—the ingredient list is short & simple, contains none of my allergens. It smells a little like vodka, but that quickly dissipates and no odor of any kind remains.
It became my HG (Holy Grail), and as the years passed my scarring became measurably less noticeable, my oiliness decreased, and my skin texture became smooth. I added the 5% Exfo Tonic to my routine once a week for added “oomph!” (I highly recommend the 5% BHA Exfo Tonic, too!) My self esteem improved and I no longer avoided having my picture taken. I could even go without makeup to hide my skin!
While this product’s formulation may have changed just a little over the years (pH), I continue to buy it—and always have backups! I continue to give bottles to my nieces (and they request it when they run out). I pray this is never discontinued!
I give this a 5 Star Rating!

Thank you so much for this review! :)