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2% BHA Tonic

Texture and Blemish Tonic



Product Information

A daily tonic that smoothes skin texture and tone for a natural glow. Salicylic Acid exfoliates and provides quicker cell renewal to minimise the appearance of blemishes, large pores and fine lines. A non-sensitising and gentle Salicylic Acid that contains no alcohol or drying solvents. All the benefits of Salicylic Acid with no irritation.

The Mix Of Ingredients

Aqua, Propanediol, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

SKIN functional strives to continuously bring you the best product and therefore there may be formulation updates which may result in the ingredient list on the website and carton differing.

Key ingredient

  • Salicylic Acid
    Exfoliates the outer Stratum Corneum, (the top layer of the skin), encouraging new cell production which brightens overall complexion. Salicylic Acid decongests blocked pores by dissolving the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes breakouts.

Good To Know

  • pH 3,5 – 3,7.
  • Water based tonic.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Silicone free.
  • Alcohol free.
  • Cruelty free.
  • Lovingly created in South Africa.


  • After cleansing, saturate a cotton pad and gently wipe across face, neck and décolletage. Allow the tonic to dry on the skin, do not rinse off and follow with a serum or moisturiser. Can be used morning or evening.


Suitable Skin Types

  • Combination
  • Oily

Say Goodbye To

  • Dullness / Poor complexion
  • Blemishes / pores

For Your Safety

  • Patch test before use.
  • Keep away from children.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Do not use on broken skin.
  • Use sunscreen every morning.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • If irritation occurs stop use. If the problem persists, see a doctor.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.


  1. Draelos Z, Lewis J, McHugh L, Pellegrino A. Prpescu L. Novel retinoid ester in combination with salicylic acid for the treatment of acne. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;15(1). 
  1. Al-Talib H, Al-Khateeb A, Hameed A, Murugaiah C. Efficacy and safety of superficial chemical peeling in treatment of active acne vulgaris. An Bras Dermatol. 2017;92(2):212-216. 
  1. Dayal S, Kalra KD, Sahu P. Comparative study of efficacy and safety of 45% mandelic acid versus 30% salicylic acid peels in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019; 25.
  1. Lu J, Cong T, Wen X, Li X, Du D, He G, Jiang X. Salicylic acid treats acne vulgaris by suppressing AMPK/SREBP1 pathway in sebocytes. Experim Dermatol. 2019; 28(7).

9 reviews for 2% BHA Tonic

  1. Shazia Kader (verified owner)

    Absolutely adore this product. I had numerous clogged pores on my cheeks and it worked in about 2 weeks. I did break out during the process as it brought out all the gunk to surface quicker than my body naturally would. But once the ‘purging’ stage was over, my skin was silky smooth and now I use I to maintain my smooth skin and prevent the formation of clogged pores. Highly recommend especially if you have oily, acne prone skin

  2. Bianca Hogben (verified owner)

    I use this twice a week in between my retinol and I must say it seems to be doing a better job than retinol! I noticed purging literally like the next day or two when I first used it so I know it’s clearing out all those nasties underneath the skin. It’s also non irritating which I was worried about because BHAs can be a bit strong

  3. SkinFunctional

    We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the product. The pH of your skin may be different to the of the product and this difference can cause a breakout for up to two weeks, this kind of response is totally normal. There is nothing in the product that would make you breakout.

  4. Eryn

    Being a teenager blemishes are a big problem and can be quite embarrassing at times when breakouts are at there worse. Since i’ve been using this product, i have less blemishes and a glowing skin, which has helped with my confidence.

  5. Anonymous

    I have been using this product for a few months now and I have seen significant differences in the texture and tone of my skin. I have noticed far less blemishes and my pores appear less clogged.

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