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7% Glycolic Acid + Licorice Extract + Resveratrol

Exfoliating Glow Tonic


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Product Information

A gentle, leave on, exfoliating Glycolic Tonic , formulated with skin lightening and soothing ingredients for an effective treatment in the management of uneven skin tone.

The Mix Of Ingredients

Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, L-Arginine, Betaine, Glycyrrhiza Gabra Root Extract, Resveratrol, Hydrolysed Corn Starch, Phospholipids, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Beta Vulgaris (beet) Root Extract) Threonine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Sophora Japonica Fruit Extract, Valine, Isoleucine, Ethyl Hexanediol, Leucine, EthylhexylGlycerin, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, 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

  • 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. Glycolic Acid reveals radiant glowing skin, by dissolving the bonds that allow old skin cells to stick together and thicken.
  • Resveratrol
    Neutralises free radical reducing oxidative stress, increases anti-oxidant levels, improves fine lines and weines and increases skin elasticity over a period of 12 weeks.
  • Licorice Extract
    Brightens overall complexion and fades dark spots. Soothes imflammation and reduces post breakout marks.

Good To Know

  • pH 3,6 – 3,8
  • Water based tonic.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Silicone free.
  • Alcohol free.
  • Cruelty free.
  • Allergy and Toxicologically tested.
  • Lovingly created in South Africa.

Previously known as 6% Glycolic Tonic Exfoliating Glow Tonic

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
  • Dark spots
  • Post breakout marks
  • Inflammation

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.


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  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
CPNP Certified The Cosmetics Notification Portal (CPNP) is an online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004, 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. The certification of our products includes: Microbiological, Physico-Chemical, Dermatological tests, CPSR – Cosmetic Product Safety Report. Packaging migration studies in the product, Stability studies, PIF documents.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Google review
This was the fastest shipping ever

This was the fastest shipping ever. My products arrived so quick and packaging was so considerate and cute. They explained how to use each product. Excellent service. Even after first use of the products my skin brightened up. I bought Retexturizing honey, azelaic acid and glycolic toner. I emailed them about something and they replied very quick and assisted me.


Was sceptical with this one as glycolic acid can be harsh especially on us people of color. But after reading reviews, I decided to give it a try, I even Whatsapp SF just to be sure. And I am telling you I have been missing out. Best thing to ever happen to my skin. My skin is getting clearer and clearer, with even lesser acne breakouts. I am about to order my 2nd bottle and I see there's going to be a reformulation and renaming, I hope the new one is even better. I does the job without irritation just like this one. I highly highly recommend it.


Both my husband (combination/oily skin type) and I (combination/dry/sensitive) use this product and are happy with it. It does leave my skin red and slightly warm to the touch, but it doesn't bother me. We both find it leaves our skin smoother and feeling cleaner with less breakouts.

Depending on how sensitive your skin is, I might rather recommend the Mandelic or Lactic acid, but we've found that this works for us.

Savannah Nothling

I absolutely love this product! It definitely is exactly what I need for my skin. For those who say the product is sticky, add a few splashes into your falm and pat on rather than using a cotton pad! It also saves product (mine lasts minimally 4 months with everyday application). LOVE THIS!!!


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.

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