Consistent, gentle exfoliation supports cellular turnover and help prevent congestion and build up of impurities and dead skin that may cause potential breakouts and blemishes.
Carefully formulated to support skin barrier function and gently exfoliate without leaving skin feeling stripped, dry and flaky. Skin feels and appears softer and smoother.
With consistent use skin appears brighter overall with a more balanced and uniform tone for a revitalised, refreshed and re-energised complexion.
Supports anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative protection against free radical damage.
Helps to disrupt the chemical pathways that cause discolouration through inhibition of tyrosinase and melanin transfer.
Through removing buildup of dead skin, debris and impurities it helps to enhance absorption and extend the efficacy of other skincare products products in your skincare routine.
Easy to use and incorporate in a new or existing skincare routine. Ideal for first time acid toner and liquid exfoliant users, as well as for taking a break from stronger products, but still wanting the benefits of an acid toner in your routine.
Gentle and suitable for all skin types.
Use between 1-4 times a week as the first step after cleansing, before serum/moisturising. Saturate a cotton wool pad and gently apply it all over the face and décolletage. Avoid the eye area.
Can be used am/pm. If used am, always follow with sun protection. See Sunburn Alert below.
Caution: A patch test before regular use is advised. Increase use slowly if new to acid exfoliation to give the skin time to adjust. Avoid direct contact with the eyes. External use only. Keep out of reach of children. Reduce or stop use if irritation occurs.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place. Avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures.
Apply first to cleansed, dry skin before any other products so that the acid toner can get to work directly on your skin.
Once applied try to leave it a few minutes and then you can apply a mist and/or serum and moisturiser and/or face oil. You don’t need several steps if you prefer to keep it simple and just add your preferred moisturiser - this is what I do most of the time too as I prefer to limit the stronger type active products in my routine.
If you use it in the morning always make sure to apply board spectrum sunscreen.
Do not use in the same routine as other Retinoid products, especially prescription Retinoids.
Do not use in the same routine as another exfoliant or a physical scrub.
Start slow and build up over time depending on how your skin responds.
How often should I use it?
Recommended usage is between 1-4 times a week, and the right level of usage for you personally will depend on different factors, ie. your skin type and concerns, how your skin is tolerating and responding to the product, what the rest of your routine looks like in terms of the time you like to spend as well as the products you use already.
I don’t personally advocate using an acid toner daily - even a gentle one like the Ané Tri-Acid Toner, but it’s really up to you and how you feel your skin responds. What I’ve learnt is that can be easy to underestimate and overdo exfoliating without intending to.
What shall I NOT use it with?
Do not use it with any other (exfoliating acid) type product or a facial scrub in your routine. Also avoid using any kind of Retinoid, especially prescription Retinoids in the same routine.