We have spoken about acid toners such as P50 by Biologique Recherche on the blog before(http://goo.gl/XGSuPD)after we were introduced to it by Caroline Hirons..watch below for a recap....
I ran out of this a while back and haven't had a chance to purchase another so I was chuffed when Drunk Elephant sent us a serum to test out and I noticed it had a lot of similar ingredients.
P50 is an exfoliating toner, amazing on a problematic or oily skin and although this product from Drunk Elephant is a serum, it has similar qualities.
It's a lightweight gel serum which feels refreshing and cooling on the skin.
There are a serious amount of acids packed within this serum which all work together to help resurface the skin, slough away dead skin cells and balance. Glycolic acid is the ingredient to resurface and smooth the skin. Good if you have uneven skin tone or pigmentation. Salicylic acid helps to treat blemishes, congested skin and acne. It clears away the dead skin cells which build up and block the pores, leading to breakouts. Lactic acid will assist in the resurfacing and citric acid will promote skin peeling to leave the skin fresh and renewed.
Horse chestnut is another ingredient which is also in the cult P50 toner and it will stimulate the skin and leave it slightly tingling.
Recommended for use during the evening, after cleansing but before your night treatment.
I have been testing this out for a month and have loved using it. Can be used by all skin types however if you have a sensitive or dry skin then you may find it too drying. If you have a combination/oily skin or suffer with breakouts or cystic acne then this is a skin saviour. If your skin is more on the dryer side of combination then only use it twice a week rather than every evening.
My skin felt very tingly after using for the first few nights but by the end of the first week this sensation had subsided and my skin was tolerant of it. My skin feels soft, looks radiant and a hell of a lot brighter and even. It has balanced my skin out without drying or stripping. It's definitely a hero product for the dreary winter months to turn up the wattage on your skin tone.
As you may have suspected already this serum doesn't come cheap and if you live out of the States it's tricky to get hold of. It's $90(around £61) and available here..http://www.drunkelephant.com
Drunk Elephant are working towards availability throughout Europe and the UK this year (2016) so watch this space if it sounds like a treatment serum for you.