Alcohol-free exfoliating toner?


I came across acne mantra searching for a product and i must say you are doing a great job. I was looking for a exfoliating toner containing AHA/BHA . I am aware of clinique clarifying lotion but it contains alcohol and I am looking for a alcohol free version. Also a Salicylic acid based face wash with the right Ph balance.

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Dhara, your toner answer lies in Kaya Skin Clinic Purifying Toner then. It is alcohol-free and contains an AHA mandelic acid as its main ingredient. Mandelic acid is becoming popular as a skincare ingredient because it is tolerated well even though it is an exfoliant. It also has a bit of anti-bacterial activity, so that helps with acne too. Mandelic acid is often used to reverse sun damage, even out skin tone and treat acne. I can’t say that this particular toner is the best one, but given your criteria, this one fits.

As for a pH correct saliyclic acid face wash, you could use Saslic. I know it is pH 5.5 and how can that work since SA needs a much lower pH? That’s by way of encapsulation from what I understand. Encapsulation ensures that SA can survive higher pH and remains effective on the skin for hours after its use.

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Thank you so much for your reply, I will be getting it asap.


Kiehl’s has a range of toners that you can choose from which do not contain alcohol and a few of them contain ingredients that exfoliate the skin. However, I have never tried them personally and they may be available only in the bigger cities.

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