Natural AHA’s Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are proven to act as exfoliants, loosening and removing the top layer of dead cells by decreasing corneocyte adhesion. This reveals the new skin cells below. Natural AHA Complex provides a superficial peel action resulting in an improved surface appearance for a fresher, smoother look to skin. AHAs help to remove dry skin and can be useful in treating blemished or problem skin, unblocking and cleansing pores.
Hyaluronic Acid is highly prized for excellent hydration which helps provide plumpness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Natural Betaine is an osmoregulator that manages water balance in skin cells. It can hold 1.6x its own weight in water. It hydrates the surface of skin resulting in a soft and even finish.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol
"I have been a big fan of all exfoliation methods for decades. Exfoliating Toners were popular in the 90's and became less popular in the 2000s though seem to be enjoying a revival, thanks in no small part to Caroline Hirons, who is a massive fan.
There are many people who like the results of exfoliation but not the stinging, redness, dryness, tightness and discomfort that they experience with some exfoliating toners. Therefore, I wanted to create a product that was equally exfoliating as those, would provide the smoothness, brightness, clarity, spot control, and line minimising effects, without the downsides; to create a daily exfoliating toner that is highly active and yet does not strip the skin, leaving it feeling taut and parched.
I worked with one of my cosmetic scientists to first find an excellent complex of AHA's, that we have used in the maximum level of 15% so that it is super effective. Then we selected other ingredients that would add essential hydration and moisture at the same time, so that the skin would be left feeling comfortable, not ravaged - so that it felt smooth and soft, refined and hydrated, minimise lines, help acne-prone skins, even skin tone and hydrate.
As always, I put the formula out to test before going to manufacture. This time, I offered it to followers of Caroline Hirons' blog because many of them are already using exfoliating toners that she recommends, so I knew they would be a tough-to-please crowd. The comments were brilliantly and overwhelmingly positive and many commented that they loved getting the results and did not experience the stinging.
Let me and other customers know what you think by adding your comments to the product page on the website please."
Gentle Exfoliating Toner™ is just so comfortable. I found other efgoliating toners really stripping to even my oily skin, yet this ones feels so good, adding extra moisture rather than taking it away.