All You Need to Know About Our New Acids

The day has finally come – Caroline Hirons has launched her very own acid toners. Introducing The Gentle Acid and The Control Acid – the first products in our TONE category. Keep reading to discover all you need to know about them.

About the category 

Our 02 TONE category will house all Skin Rocks toners, and the first to launch is our Exfolitone collection, scientifically proven to resurface and renew or help control blemish-prone skin. Acid toning has never been so simple with The Gentle Acid and The Control Acid.

Shop the collection here.

The Gentle Acid

An AHA + PHA Exfoliating Acid Toner

Fast facts:

What is it?
A powerful yet gentle, hydrating exfoliating toner that leaves your skin looking smooth, radiant and even.

Who is it for?
Skin type: For all skin types.
Skin tone: For all skin tones.
Skin concern(s): Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and skin texture.

Fragrance: Fragrance free

    About the product:

    This gentle acid toner works hard to deliver the power of exfoliation, without the irritation. This sophisticated formula visibly evens skin tone, reduces hyperpigmentation, minimises the appearance of visible pores and refines skin texture, all whilst respecting your skin barrier. Skin-soothing and hydration-boosting actives work in harmony with the acids to moisturise the skin, altogether revealing a hydrated, smooth and radiant complexion with minimal irritation.

    Caroline Hirons says:

    The ultimate glow-giver, this acid toner is appropriate for all skin types. The formula contains a combination of exfoliating AHAs, a PHA and antioxidant-rich tropical fruit extracts – leaving your skin gorgeously radiant.

    Key ingredients:

    Mandelic acid: An AHA that specifically targets hyperpigmentation, helping to achieve even, glowing and more radiant skin.
    Lactic acid: A skin-conditioning AHA that visibly smooths the skin, minimising the appearance of fine lines and visible pores whilst boosting hydration.
    Gluconolactone: Known to be a gentle alternative to AHAs, this PHA helps to delicately exfoliate the skin whilst increasing hydration and offering antioxidant protection.
    Caja, mango and banana extracts: A combination of extracts naturally rich in AHAs that work together to gently buff away old skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin.
    Panthenol: A skin-soothing ingredient that complements the acid’s exfoliating action and helps to prevent irritation.

            How does it work?

            Mandelic acid helps to inhibit the expression of tyrosinase – the enzyme that contributes to hyperpigmentation – working with lactic acid and gluconolactone to gently buff away old cells at the surface of the skin. Skin-soothing and hydration-boosting actives ensure skin is simultaneously conditioned and well-hydrated to achieve gentle exfoliation.

            Clinical Study results:

            Clinically proven to…
            Improve skin radiance.*
            Increase skin brightness.*
            Reduce redness.*

            *Based on a Clinical Study of 50 participants with dull/lacklustre skin, using the product regularly for 4 weeks.

            Shop The Gentle Acid. 

            The Control Acid 

            A 2% BHA + Polylysine Exfoliating Acid Toner

            Fast facts:

            What is it?
            A decongesting exfoliating toner for breakout-prone skin that targets the root cause of congestion, controlling it before it occurs.

            Who is it for?
            Skin type: For oily, congested and/or breakout-prone skin, or skin going through hormonal changes.
            Skin tone: For all skin tones.
            Skin concern(s): Blackheads, congestion, visible pores and skin texture. 

            Fragrance: Fragrance free

            About the product:

            Formulated with breakout-prone and congested skin in mind, this liquid toner works hard to unclog pores and regulate oiliness, targeting the root cause of congestion and controlling it before it occurs. Blended with a range of skin-conditioning ingredients, The Control Acid is so much more than a standard BHA; with redness-reducing and barrier-supporting benefits, this acid toner works to soothe and strengthen the skin whilst simultaneously unclogging pores, leaving skin smoother, clearer and more radiant. 

            Caroline Hirons says: 

            Your new go-to for congested, breakout-prone or oily skin, this acid exfoliates and controls sebum production, which in turn will improve congestion and breakouts before they occur. Say goodbye to blackheads and visible pores, and hello to smoother, refined skin. 

            Key ingredients:

            Salicylic acid: Decongests the skin/unclogs pores and improves skin texture, promoting smoother, clearer skin.
            Polylysine + lemon myrtle: Regulate sebum production whilst maintaining the quality of the skin’s natural oils, helping to protect the skin barrier and minimise shine.
            Oligopeptide-10: Works synergistically with salicylic acid to boost its efficacy.
            Niacinamide: Regulates the production of sebum (oil) on the skin, in turn reducing the appearance of pores and improving skin texture. Minimises the appearance of redness whilst supporting the skin barrier.
            Panthenol and glycerin: Skin-soothing and hydration-boosting ingredients that complement salicylic acid, minimising potential irritation.

                How does it work?

                The Control Acid works by targeting the root cause of congestion, preventing it before it occurs. Polylysine, lemon myrtle and niacinamide work together to regulate oil production whilst salicylic acid exfoliates the pore lining, decongesting the skin. Oligopeptide-10 helps to boost the efficacy of salicylic acid, maximising results.

                Clinical study results:

                Clinically proven to…
                Reduce skin oiliness.**
                Increase smoothness.**
                Improve hyperpigmentation.**

                **Based on a Clinical Study of 50 participants with blemish-prone/oily skin, using the product regularly for 4 weeks. 

                Shop The Control Acid

                Words by Ceyda Faik-Yildirim MSci – Team Skin Rocks
                Qualifications – MSci Chemistry (Hons), VTCT Level 2 Facial Massage and Skincare

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