How to use AHA & PHA Exfoliating Tonic

Enhance the skin complexion by gently exfoliating the skin and boosting cell renewal. This tonic will leave the skin looking and feeling hydrated, brighter, smoother and clearer.  

A liquid exfoliant which contains fruit acid AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) including lactic and glycolic acid, and a gentle PHA (polyhydroxy acid) gluconolactone, which work together to remove dead skin cells, enhance cell renewal and provide moisture to the skin.   

Key ingredients: 

  • AHAs increase cell renewal and exfoliate away dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking and feeling smoother and improves the complexion. 
  • PHAs are a gentle exfoliant that help to enhance cell renewal and exfoliate away dead skin whilst also providing moisture to the skin. 
  • Lactic Acid helps to increase cell turnover and reveal smooth, bright skin. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid helps to keep the skin hydrated by supporting epidermal skin hydration. 
  • Aloe Vera is an emollient which is skin soothing and conditioning. 
  • Sodium lactate attracts and binds to water and helps to provide hydration to the skin, reducing water loss from the skin.  

The Ethics: 

  • 100% palm oil free and its derivatives  
  • Certified COSMOS Organic, Cruelty Free and Vegan 
  • Suitable for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding 
  • Dermatologically approved for sensitive skin 
  • Fragrance Free 
  • Ethical Best Buy, as voted by Ethical Consumer Magazine 
  • Glass bottle and aluminium lid 


How to use 

After cleansing, apply the tonic to a cotton pad and wipe gently over dry skin morning and evening. Allow the tonic to fully absorb before applying moisturiser.  

Key benefits: exfoliates, brightens, hydrates, and moisturises for clearer and smoother skin.  

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What are PHAs? 

Polyhydroxy acids, aka PHAs, are chemical exfoliants, similar to AHAs (they're considered their next generation cousins). They work by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface, evening skin tone and texture, while providing moisture to the skin.   

Due to most of our customer base predominantly having sensitive skin we wanted to create a tonic which includes this special acid which is known for being gentler on the skin.  

What are AHAs? 

Alpha-hydroxy acids, aka AHAs are chemical exfoliants. Their main job is to dissolve the bonds binding dead skin cells to the skin’s surface to reveal new, radiant skin, to give a smoother, brighter complexion alongside a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AHAs improve moisturisation and increase the production of collagen which helps with skin elasticity.  

When should I use this in my skincare routine? 

Our Exfoliating Tonic with AHA & PHA can be used after cleansing and before moisturising. Due to the inclusion of AHAs, we recommend always including SPF in your skincare routine when using this product. 

Is it suitable for sensitive skin? 

Yes, we’ve had this product tested by an independent testing house and they have confirmed that it is suitable for sensitive skin.  

Is this suitable for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding? 

Yes, this product has been independently tested by a cosmetic safety assessor and approved safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding. 


Aqua, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Acer Saccharum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate 

This product does not contain nuts, however the raw materials and final products may be produced in factories that handle tree nuts and peanuts.  

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    About Lucy Bee

    Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.

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