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6% Glycolic Tonic

Exfoliating Glow Tonic



Product Information

A gentle, leave on, exfoliating Glycolic Tonic that removes dead skin cells and assists in tightening skin. Revitalised, plump skin with a healthy glow. Glycolic Acid that is modified with amino acids. Daily application with no risk of sensitivity and irritation.

The Mix Of Ingredients

Aqua, L-Arginine, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Histidine, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Ethyl Hexanediol, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tropolone, 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

  • Glycolic Acid
    Is naturally found in sugar cane, which has a small molecular size that allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin to target a variety of skin concerns. Glycolic Acid assists in unclogging pores, refining and diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores. 6% Glycolic Tonic reveals radiant glowing skin, by dissolving the bonds that allow old skin cells to stick together and thicken.

Good To Know

  • pH 3,6 – 3,8.
  • Water based tonic.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Silicone free.
  • Alcohol free.
  • Cruelty free.
  • Lovingly created in South Africa.
  • Last approximately 100 applications.

Best Way To Use

  • 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

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.
  • If irritation occurs, stop use. If problem persists, see a doctor.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Not suitable for someone with a mushroom allergy.

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. Babilas P, Knie U, Christoph Abels C. Cosmetic and dermatologic use of alpha hydroxy acids, J German Society Dermatol. 2012; 488 – 491.
  2. Smith WP. Comparative effectives of a-hydroxy acids on skin properties. Int J of Cosmet Sci. 1996; 75 – 83.
  3. Sarkar R, Garg V, Bansal S, Sethi S, Gupta C. Comparative Evaluation of Efficacy and Tolerability of Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Mandelic Acid, and Phytic Acid Combination Peels in Melasma. Dermatol Surg. 2016; 42(3):384-91.
  4. Green BA. Cosmeceutical Uses and Benefits of Alpha, Poly and Bionic Hydroxy Acids. Comecuet Cosmet Prac. 2013; 7

8 reviews for 6% Glycolic Tonic

  1. agneslekota (verified owner)

    Best exfoliator ever. I cannot live without it. I only use it every second day though. I’d recommend using it at night as it is sticky. You wake up with soft, hydrated skin.

  2. SkinFunctional

    We are terribly sorry to hear of your experience Khadeejah. Due to the fact that both products are water based products as opposed to oils, which can sometimes cause break outs, this is a surprising reaction. Given that comedones are non-inflammatory it is intriguing that this would have caused scars. We recommend perhaps seeing your dermatologist. Please feel free to make use of the returns policy.

  3. SkinFunctional

    Thank you for your review Jess. You can reduce the amount of product per application to ensure there is no stick.

  4. JessCT (verified owner)

    Works exceptionally well – my skin looks visibly better. But, I can’t get past how sticky my face is for the rest of the day!

  5. khadeejah.chotia28 (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this and the dark mark management since August. I got closed comedones because of this product (and the DARK MARK MANAGEMENT) my skin hasn’t been this bad in years, I started breaking out (no not purging) in places I haven’t got acne ever. And now I got actual scars :/// now I have to look for products that’ll reverse this. This was the only new addition to my usual skincare. I gave these two products the benefit of the doubt for months and even switched some other products (cleanser, moisturisers) and tbh these two were the culprits all along. I wished I never used these. I wished I stopped earlier :'(

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