The targeted acid blend exfoliates to reveal brighter, smoother skin with smaller-looking pores.
FOR: Breakouts, congestion, large pores, and/or dullness and rough texture.
If the glow is gone you need to wash it back in. When the pimples are back in town, it’s time to cleanse them away. Clogged pores, rough texture, a zit or two (or five), overall dullness or just simply a look of blah can all be treated with proper exfoliation. We blended together the best combination of smoothing and brightening acids to penetrate into your skin while you wash.
Soothing non-fragrant botanicals reduce irritation and keep skin nice and hydrated. You won’t find anything here that can further inflame skin, including essential oils, drying alcohols, and triclosan (an antibacterial agent sometimes found in acne treatments).
- Glycolic, mandelic, lactic, tartaric, and citric acids:A blend of AHA acids of different sizes and properties to sweep away dead skin, clear out clogged pores, reduce inflamed breakouts, and smooth pores.
- Glycolic: The most researched type of alpha hydroxy acid. It acts as an exfoliant to help shed dead skin to renew skin’s surface. It visibly softens signs of aging from sun damage.
- Mandelic: This form of AHA is an especially large molecule, so it does not penetrate the skin deeply. Therefore, it exfoliates at a lower risk of irritation.
- Lactic: A large molecule AHA that exfoliates on the surface of the skin by breaking down the material that holds dead skin together; it helps to brighten an uneven skin tone and is an effective alternative for sensitive skin types.
- Tartaric: This AHA, which has antioxidant properties, comes from fermented grapes and is added to glycolic or lactic acid to strengthen their sloughing. It’s primary benefit is to regulate the formula’s pH.
- Citric: This AHA is derived from citrus fruits and functions to keep other acids in a safe pH range. It eliminates irritating impurities on the skin by grabbing onto them so they cannot enter the skin.
- Australian caviar lime extract:Fruit acid gently brightens and smooths skin.
- Tamanu oil:A nut oil native to the south Pacific that helps skin heal and regenerate itself.
- Rosehip oil:Chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids to hydrate skin and protect it from environmental damage.
- Aloe vera:Offsets potential irritation from the acids by calming the skin and reducing redness.
CRUELTY-FREE | FREE FROM PARABENS & PHENOXYETHANOL, NATURAL & SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES
HOW TO USE: Massage on damp skin in slow circular motions. Take your time, it’s sinking in. Rinse and pat dry. Use whenever you’re going through a rough patch. Or when your skin is.
If you cleanse twice a day, we recommend alternating Shasta AHA Acid Wash with Tashmoo Water Lily Milky Wash to strengthen your skin’s barrier and soothe sensitivity. The less aggravated your skin is, the better it will react to exfoliating acids.
ABOUT THE BRAND: The brains of HoliFrog® is holistic-functional skincare that considers the convergence of skin, health, and function. Your skin is connected to the rest of your body and is with you for the rest of your life. The way you treat your body affects how your skin looks, feels, and functions, now and later. Making your skin work, feel, and look better starts with conscious living—knowing which behaviors, attitudes, and ingredients to introduce to your routine and which to leave behind. Face the world of beauty and beyond with a clear head and face by using HoliFrog® Skincare.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Mandelic Acid, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Tartaric Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sodium Stearoyl, Lactylate, Quartz, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.
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Shasta acid wash
I really like the way this wash makes my skin appear. I have acne prone skin/ acne scars and no word of a lie, I can see a difference in my skin after a week of use. My facial skin has a more even tone, and appears to be more smooth (although, of course, not perfect). I will most likely purchase again because of the results. Has an interesting smell (not bad, not altogether good) , but I dont mind it.
Perfect for Nighttime Routine
I have sensitive, combo-oily and acne prone skin..... I struggle with finding products that help with all aspects of my skin. This cleanser is great!!! It is super gentle and doesn't leave your skin feeling stripped but my face feels clean afterwards. I typically use this in my nighttime routine, every other night. Really amazing product, with definitely buy again.
Perfect for sensitive skin
I have very sensitive skin that is on the dry side and I was looking for an exfoliant that would both be gentle and non-drying. The AHA Refining Acid Wash is absolutely perfect and I’m loving it! It’s amazing to see how something so simple can make such a big difference, my skin is a lot brighter now and the fine lines from some sun damage are fading away.
Smells weird but works SOOOO well omg doesnt leave my skin dry its really really good
I love this wash! I use this in the evenings after I’ve removed my makeup with my cleansing oil. It tingles slightly when I first apply to my face, but that goes away after 2 seconds. I just follow the directions on the bottle and afterwards my face is not tight, not red, it’s so comfortable, clean and calm. I’ve only been using this for two weeks and my skin is responding really nicely to it. It’s overall calmer, no new breakouts, and I can tell it’s slightly brightening with the light exfoliation. Yes, I would 100% recommend this face wash to someone interested in an AHA wash. For reference I have oily/dehydrated skin, with texture, redness and hormonal/digestion related jawline/corners of mouth acne. I use the Tashmoo water lily nourishing milk cleanser in the AM to alternate (as Holifrog recommended)