18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum
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Why is this different?
A rare product which combines 5 different acids- Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid and BHA/ Salicylic Acid. This combination penetrates into various skin layers and exfoliate to give an even-toned and smooth textured skin. The process of chemical peeling allows AHA & BHA to go deeper into the skin layer to react and dissolve the dead skin cells. Propylene glycol ensures that the skin is less irritated during application and keeps moisturised.
How Does it Work on the Skin?
- 18% AHA works on exfoliating dead skin cells and dirt from dermis to epidermis of the skin to give an immediate smooth texture
- 2% BHA works on deep exfoliation and cleansing of the pores
- Suitable for all skin types
How to use?
- Apply evenly on clean and dry skin, avoiding eye area, and leave on for no more than 10 minutes.
- Wash off with cold water and follow up with a hydrating serum and moisturiser.
- Using sunscreen is a must while using this product.
- It is recommended NOT to use more than twice a week.
Lactic Acid: Lactic Acid is similar to glycolic acid in structure but bigger in size and thus helps in superficial exfoliation of the epidermal skin layers and also acts as an excellent moisturiser by the virtue of it being naturally present in the skin’s natural moisturising factor
Dermatol Surg. 2005 Feb;31(2):149-54
Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid is smallest and simplest
AHA in terms of chemical structure and penetrates into the dermis to exfoliate the deeper layers of the skin
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013 Nov 11;6:281-8
Tartaric Acid: Tartaric acid is a naturally-occurring crystalline organic acid found in many plants. Apart form being an exfoliant, it is also an anti-oxidant and when broken down mimics skin’s own ceramides
Molecules. 2018 Apr 10;23(4):863
Malic Acid: It works as a gentle exfoliant to improve skin’s texture while promoting cell regeneration
Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 Aug;11(8) 21-28. PMID: 30214663; PMCID: PMC6122508
Salicylic Acid/ BHA: This is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that exfoliates the deeper pores to remove dirt, oil and dead cells.
Journal of Dermatological Treatment (1996)7, 93-96
Lactococcus Ferment Lysate: This probiotic helps to maintain the normal skin microbial flora and helps to maintain the skin barrier system
Exp Dermatol. 2010 Aug;19(8):e1-8
Propylene Glycol: A humectant that helps to replenish skin by attracting moisture from the environment and helps reduce irritation by keeping the skin instantly moisturised
Critical Reviews in Toxicology, April 2013, issue 4, pages 363-390
Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract: An excellent anti oxidant and also an excellent astringent. It has soothing & moisturising properties that calm skin irritation and reduce redness
Dermatol Ther. 2013 May-Jun;26(3):267-71
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin: A combination of skin-softening, antimicrobial and a preservative required to keep the serum fresh and free from any microbial growth
Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):281-8
Xanthan gum, Guar Gum: Moisturising and thickening agent, and a texture enhancer
Int J Toxicol. 2016, Vol. 35(Supplement 1) 5S-49S
EDTA: A chelating agent that binds with unwanted trace elements in the and also other ingredients from causing unwanted changes to a product’s texture, odour, and/or consistency
Int J Toxicol. 2002;21 Suppl 2:95-142
Triethanolamine: A pH balancer and emulsion stabiliser and is completely safe to use
Int J Toxicol. 2013 May-Jun;32(3 Suppl):59S-83S
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Lactic acid, Glycolic acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Tartaric acid, Malic acid, Salicylic acid, Guar Gum, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, EDTA
18% AHA + 2% BHA are exfoliants needed to be used upto twice or thrice a week only. Since they are utilised as the first step, you can use it with other serums to reap its benefits.
For a super hydrated and even toned skin
Use with Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum – 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide for instant brightness and moisture. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum – 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Follow up with Deconstruct Hydrating Serum 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide for best results.
For skin that is free of acne and marks
Use with Deconstruct’s Breakout Control Serum – 3.3% Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate to treat acne and scars. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum – 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Follow up with Deconstruct’s Breakout Control Serum – 3.3% Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate as a spot treatment for best results.
For skin that is radiant, smooth and even toned
Use with Deconstruct’s Brightening Serum – 10% Niacinamide + 0.3% Alpha Arbutin for added brightness. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum – 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Apply 2-3 drops of Deconstruct’s Brightening Serum – 10% Niacinamide + 0.3% Alpha Arbutin onto dry skin. Use your fingertips to spread it evenly across your face until absorbed.
- Patch testing prior to use is advised
- Best suited for individuals above 21 years of age
- Discretionary use during pregnancy
I have a normal-dry skin type. I use it once a week, keep it for 5 minutes before washing it off.
The best part of the product- mild, causes no irritation or redness. Give a beautiful glow the next morning. This is my favorite exfoliating serum so far n gonna stay for a long time😀
Reviewing this after using it 6/7 times and i can see that it works really great for me my blackheads is almost completely gone and I'm super happy i bought this ..If you are a beginner go for it ... It's great for dark underarms as well ... would definitely repurchase :)
Its a must to have in your weekly routine. If you are a beginner go for it. It mildly exfoliates the skin. You could feel your skin clean next morning. You can properly notice the change in your skin texture afte 3-4 uses. Once a week is enough.
Gentle yet effective serum..instantly smooth the skin out..have been using once a week ..reduces dark spots and evens out the skin tone..not irritating to my sensitive skin.
I bought this serum cause it has the lowest % of Aha's compared to most others available in India. This was perfect for my skin - I have used it only once on my face (and twice on my back) and there is already a subtle improvement in skin texture and blackheads. I have a feeling that with continuous use, I'll see more improvement. Also, special mention for the texture of the serum. It's one of the best I've ever used.