3% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner
A multi-tasking essential that refines surface texture and primes skin for more efficient, faster absorption of corrector serums leading to accelerated results. Clears surface buildup, promotes exfoliation, and goes deep into pores to remove dirt, oil and make-up. Mandelic Acid targets Acne, Aging and Hyperpigmentation making it ideal for sensitive darker skin tones.
Skin Type: Recommended for Dry and Combination skin.
Ideal for: Skin new to advanced skin care regimens. Excellent for skin of all hues and skin too sensitive for Benzoyl Peroxide and glycolics.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What You’ll See
Pores will appear smaller. Regular use will reveal a brighter complexion and overall smoother, more consistent tone and texture.
What You’ll Feel
Mild exfoliating and slight astringent effect.
What You Should Know
Micro-peeling is normal during the acclimation period. If over-drying occurs, reduce usage to every other day.
Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, brightening, gently exfoliating Mandelic Acid will not trigger hyperpigmentation.
HOW TO USE
Regimen Step: Two
Use after cleansing and before applying corrective serums to clear the skin of loose epidermal cells and impurities and allow for optimal product penetration.
Frequency: As needed - AM and PM. Start usage every other day. Increase to daily or twice daily as skin becomes acclimated. Frequency may be increased to remove excess oil or to accelerate your skin care program.
Method: Moisten a cotton pad with a small amount of tonic and wipe over face, neck, and décolleté.
When skin is fully acclimated to the 3% formula, move up to 9% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner, or another of Vivant’s advanced toners, to push your progress further.
Refrigerate during warmer months for a refreshing lift.
Mandelic Acid: A naturally derived extract of bitter almonds. Particularly effective in targeting acne, age spots, discoloration, and wrinkles while minimizing irritation. A natural skin lightener.
Witch Hazel: Natural botanical astringent with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lactic Acid: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from fermented milk. Gentler than other AHAs. Exfoliates dead skin, encourages cell renewal, aids in regulating pH and acts as moisture binder.
Fructose: A natural humectant found in fruit and honey.
Urea: An organic compound and product of protein metabolism. Promotes rehydration in skin.
Sodium PCA: Skin’s natural moisturizing factor, Sodium PCA (pyrrolidone carboxylic acid) aids skin repair. Repels daily polluting aggressors such as smoke and UV rays.
Water, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Mandelic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Glycine, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid.