I think it is important to wash your face at least twice a day and also use a toner. When I created it, I wanted to make a toner that doubled as a gentle exfoliant without using abrasive materials that might harm delicate skin. I had normal to oily skin in mind. Individuals with acne also find this toner helpful because it helps sooth as well as tone the skin without stripping it.
Our Fruit Acid Toner uses alpha hydroxy acids mostly from fruit. People have been using alpha hydroxy acids for centuries to improve skin. Cleopatra used sour milk, French women used old wine and people from all over the world have used fruit, honey and yogurt as well.
Alpha hydroxy acids do a few things. They dissolve the skin's natural glue that holds dead cells and new cells together. Our toner helps gently remove dead cells. They can also help with skin cell turnover and stimulate new cell growth. Removing the dead cells and stimulating new ones can increase flexibility in skin. Alpha hydroxy acids also act as a humectant, that draw moisture to the skin. This helps hydrate skin, leaving it softer and more flexible.
Our formula uses alpha hydroxy acids mostly from fruit extracts including apple, bilberry, lemon peel, orange peel and papaya leaf. We also use organic calendula and cucumber extracts for soothing and witch hazel for toning.
This toner is strong. I recommend using it once a day, every other day to start. When you start using it, put a little on a cotton ball or pad and dilute it with water until your skin gets used to it. If you have sensitive skin, please make sure you really dilute it until your skin adjusts. When your skin adjusts, you can dilute it less and less until you don't have to dilute it anymore. You can use it everyday once your skin adjusts to it.