Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use. This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation is also apparent in the formula once in a while. The formula is further supported with inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits. Contraindications: This formula must not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. This pH of this formula is approximately 3.6. Glycolic Acid has a pKa of 3.6 and pKa is crucial aspect to believe in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is a perfect balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in this kind of case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was once more acidic.
Toning solution designed to give a boost to skin texture and clarity
Contains ginseng root and aloe vera to sooth the skin
Mildly exfoliates skin
Enhanced with a Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to help reduce the irritation associated with acid use
The formulation is oil & silicone-free while also being vegan-friendly