Really nice, non-irritating lactic toner. I've discovered that my skin prefers lactic over other acids like glycolic, salicylic and mandelic.
I alternate nights between this toner and Atralin, and my skin really seems to be loving the results of the two products.
Unfortunately, the Silk Naturals AHA didn't work for me. I wanted something that would help my skin appear less dull and more clear, and decided to go with this product based on the good reviews, and because I had used the Silk Naturals BHA toner before and liked it a lot. With the first use, I noticed that it made my skin very slightly red, but this faded within a few minutes of application. I used it every second night at first, and liked that my face was starting to feel more smooth and look more "glowy." However, as I continued to use it, I noticed that the redness was increasing. Then, one night, after about two weeks of use, I put this on as usual and within a few minutes my face was bright, bright red, and felt burning hot. It took 2 hours before my skin calmed down again, and I haven't touched this product since.
That being said, I think Silk Naturals makes a lot of wonderful products and I have had great experiences with everything I've tried so far from them, apart from this product. It's a shame it was too harsh for my sensitive skin, but I think this would still be great for those whose skin is less sensitive than mine.
I do like Silk Naturals makeup and skincare. Samples are available on most skin care items.
This is a mild lactic toner that I use almost every night. It exfoliates gently. Does not irritate my sensitive skin. I have repurchased many times. Silk Naturals charges shipping cost by weight, so it is more economical to buy two at one time. Silk Naturals ships quickly (sometimes same day).
I prefer this AHA product over Paula's choice (the gel is sticky) or Neostrata (more costly).
INGREDIENTS (from Silk Naturals site)
4-ounce(120 ml) bottle.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera juice, Lactic Acid, Gluconoactone and Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate
Gluten-free, Pregnancy Safe. Shelf life 6 months.
So to be honest, I didn't expect much when I ordered this AHA toner. I have three blushes from SN and I DO like them, so I wasn't concerned with the quality of this product, just the effectiveness. I used it last night for the first time and again this morning. I have to say, I'm VERY impressed. I've used AlphaHydrox products in the past,but had a reaction to their AHA toner and lotion. But with this, oh my....I didn't notice any change last night, but this morning after my shower, and using it I looked in the mirror and for the first time in 25 years, I didn't see any blackheads on my nose. I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of them. I'll update if anything changes. : )
I love this. I use a glycolic acid cleanser (Wrinkle revenge 3), then I use this toner and these products have transformed my skin. I went straight for the 8% and find it very gentle on my skin. I had bad skin before using these products but now I am proud of my skin and feel it would be a shame to cover it up with make up! My cheeks were fairly red and were blotchy and uneven, this toner has calmed them down, evened them out and brightened my skin. Just a tip try their black label full lip product as well which is also great and really reasonably priced.
I was initially nervous about using an AHA toner because my skin is extremely sensitive. I've used plenty of "gentle" toners, both drug store and high end quality, and ended up with a red, raw face. I knew I needed something to aid in brightening up my dull skin as well as helping to unclog the very large pores on my nose.
This toner ended up being absolutely perfect for me. It does tingle/itch a bit and makes my face feel slightly warm, but it's never caused a burning sensation for me. My skin did purge after the first couple of uses, but I only got one pimple and it healed very quickly. I started off using it every third night since my skin is so sensitive, but I now use it every other night with no problems at all.
I absolutely love the way my skin looks and feels now. It's incredibly smooth and looks quite bright, even when I'm completely bare-faced. At first I used it alone at night, but now I like to take my makeup off and clean my face, apply the toner, then use a good treatment serum and moisturizer on top of it. It seems to work better for me that way, and the moisturizer neutralizes the itch. I am already photosensitive, and I can tell that it's more pronounced while I'm using the toner. I use sun protection products on my face every day anyway, so this has not been an issue.
You get a lot of product for the price, especially when you consider how little you really need to use. When I received the bottle, the flip-top was taped shut, and the entire cap was taped to the bottle. All of that was inside a plastic baggie. There was no way it was going to leak, but even if it had, it wouldn't have gotten on the rest of my order.
After months using various (PC) BHA toners and gels and not seeing any significant changes to my quite clog-prone sensitive skin, I decided to try this out. In one week I see a massive improvement in my skin. I use in the evening after cleansing. I still use a BHA toner (PC's 2% Salicylic) in the am, maybe it's the combo of the two that's making a difference. I'm thrilled, my clogs are almost all gone and a few cystics I had brewing are completely gone without ever coming to the surface. I had only the tiniest bit of purging, I woke up to 4/5 little whiteheads on the 3rd day, hopefully that was it. I have tried glycolic acid products before but they were too drying, this is perfect, no dryness or irritation at all. Highly recommended.
Works well on my sensitive skin. It did make me purge for a week (website warns of this), but it wasn't an angry purge and healed right away. This is very healing, softens, clears out pores and helps w/ tone. Price is very low for the amount and quality of the product.
Love this SN toner. It's perfect. Not too strong, does the job well. Keeps my very prone to clogged pores/random breakout skin clear and in good shape. The price is right too. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
I'm always amazed at how great Silk Naturals products are for the price. They are cheaper than drug store brands, but BETTER than high end skin care lines in my opinion. This toner is no exception - it exceeded my expectations. It is a very gentle AHA (it is lactic acid in this one) - it barely stings at all, just a teeny bit, but I like it - it lets me know it's "working". It's so gentle it doesn't even sting when I get it in my eyes. Using this regularly keeps my skin soft, clear, and my pores cleared out. It also reduced my milia! I'll keep this as a staple in my skin care routine.