By KENS apothecary
My skin is super sensitive! Can I use Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic?
It’s often tricky to exfoliate a more sensitised skin, as traditional AHAs like Glycolic can often work too quickly and result in a stimulation response that a regular skin type wouldn’t experience. For our Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, we chose to focus on Lactic Acid. Lactic Acid tends to be a larger molecule and therefore takes a little bit longer to work, so it essentially eliminates the skin’s AHA ‘shock’ that other AHA’s can trigger.
If your skin is particularly sensitive or sensitised, we recommend trying out our Evercalm range first to strengthen your skin, and to be aware of what other products you might be using that are stimulating your skin such as exfoliators, cloth cleansers, retinols or vitamin C. It’s worth noting though that everyone’s skin is different, and you can of course react to any natural ingredient depending on your personal, physiological make-up. So, we always recommend a patch test if you’re concerned about how your skin is going to react to a new formula. While tingling and a slight flush of colour can be a normal reaction to AHAs and Vitamin C treatment products, redness and burning is not! If you experience that, we recommend you stop using the product, or try limiting use to once or twice a week and building up your usage gradually.
Can I use retinols at the same time as Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic?
Retin A will also stimulate cell turnover (and exfoliation), so it might be a case of too much of a good thing if you’re doing both. We recommend alternating your exfoliating products and giving your skin a day or two to settle before using retin A. Alternatively, if you are looking for compatible retinol-like results without irritation, try our Bio-Retinoid Concentrate. Formulated without retinol, it uses potent, naturally-derived and clean bio-actives instead.
What if I over-do it on exfoliation?
If you have accidentally over done it, we recommend to apply Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask. This can be used a few times a week until skin is restored!
My skin doesn’t like glycolic acid. Is this a good alternative?
Absolutely! Our Ready Steady Glow contains Lactic Acid and skin friendly Azelaic Acid Precursor.
These are generally better tolerated on a more sensitised skin. While glycolic is super effective (we use it in our fast-working Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask), it is a smaller molecule and penetrates deeper and faster, which might be too speedy for a sensitised skin to adjust to.
Can I use Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic with the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask on the same day?
As both products are exfoliators and we don’t want to over-exfoliate your skin, we’d recommend alternating between them. Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is formulated to build up your glow with daily use, whilst Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask is your instant glow when you need an extra boost. If your skin can usually tolerate AHA treatments, you might be able to handle a Glycol Lactic Mask in the PM, and then use Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic in the AM.
Is Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic a toner? Where does this go in skincare routine?
Although it sits in your skincare routine where a toner usually would (we use it in the same way), Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic also sits in the category of a liquid exfoliator and should be considered as another way to exfoliate.
Is this product vegan?
Yes! Just like a lot of our products, Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is suitable for vegans.
Can I use Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic while I’m pregnant?
None of our products contain ingredients at levels which should cause concern during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. However, certain products contain ingredients such as essential oils that some women choose to avoid entirely during pregnancy. If you have any concerns at all we advise you to consult your GP or pharmacist and show them the ingredient list before using the product. The full ingredient list for Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic is on the product page.
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