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HoliFrog®
Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash

$49.00 CAD

White-glove service for your pores.
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White-glove service for your pores.

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).

CLARIFY AND BRIGHTEN | PH:4

  • It’s your best skin-clearing serum, but in cleanser form.
  • Clears away pore-clogging debris and dull dead skin.
  • Our targeted acid blend exfoliates to reveal brighter, smoother skin with smaller-looking pores.
  • Ideal for adult acne—our gentle wash reduces breakouts without stripping your skin of precious moisture.
  • Light, non-foaming formula rinses away clean.

FOR: Breakouts, congestion, large pores, and/or dullness and rough texture.

  • 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 Refining Acid Wash with Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing 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.

  • The 1-Minute AM Wash: Whether you’re an early bird or a sleepy bird, washing your face every morning is important. Your morning cleanse preps your skin so you can layer up your skincare products and makeup for the day. A full 60 seconds may feel like an excessive amount of time to push suds around your face, but that gives the formula’s actives a proper amount of time to get intimate with those pores. Think of it like a face wash sandwich: 30 seconds to dislodge any dirt and emulsify sebum, 30 seconds for the formula to penetrate pores, and in between you’ve got a very nice mini facial massage in the morning. Your skin deserves it.
  • The 2-Minute PM Wash: After your day is done and before your head hits the pillow, pencil in washing your face. This is the big wash because now there are greater obstacles in the form of dirt, sweat, oil, sunscreen, makeup, environmental pollutants, and anything else that may have met your face throughout the day to remove. You’re tired, you just want to go to bed — but you also want nice skin and nothing sabotages a good skincare routine like piling products on top of pre-clogged pores. This is where [double-cleansing] comes in. Take one minute with a hardworking yet gentle oil-based wash to emulsify and whisk off surface grime and makeup, so you can effectively remove all aforementioned offenders. For the encore, massage a follow-up wash around your face for another minute to oust any clingy residue as well as nourish your skin with its own formula’s actives. Your pores can sleep easier at night, knowing that all of yesterday’s gunk is out of them.


ABOUT THE BRAND: HoliFrog washes contain a mild range of gentle surfactants to cleanse skin without over-stripping your moisture barrier (you’re welcome). Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash contains the least with 3%, Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash has 3.4%, Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash has 5%, and Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash contains the most, with 8%. They’re all formulated at an optimal pH balance, counterbalancing surfactants and exfoliants with rich, nourishing oils to keep your skin in check. Each wash contains a unique set of active ingredients geared towards giving your skin exactly what it needs when you need it. All you have to do is give them the time to get to work.


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.

*Organic

Expedited Shipping Time:

Processing Time: 1-3 Days.

Shipping Time: 2-10 Days.

Receiving Time = Processing Time + Shipping Time


You will receive a shipping confirmation and your tracking number by email or Facebook messenger once your package has shipped. If we encounter any problems with your order we will be in touch via email or phone. We do not ship orders via untracked shipping.

  • Shipping quoted as business days, Monday through Friday.
  • Excluding taxes, duties, and other shipping fees.
  • Free shipping codes cannot be combined with discount coupon codes, reward points, or free gifts. Only one coupon code can be used per order. 
  • If you order more than one item, and one or more of your items are backordered, your instock item(s) will be held until your backordered item(s) become available unless your order is over $200. We will let you know via email about any backorders.
  • We are happy to send our products to our international customers, but please note there may be taxes or customs duties/import fees charged by your country that we do not take responsibility for. International orders are subject to customs clearance delays.

    Returns & Exchanges

    Once products leave the Socialite Beauty warehouse, all sales become final. Many products do not come with sanitary seals making it unsafe to put them back on the shelves. We want you as our customer to feel secure you're getting brand new, unused products from us. Because skin can take some time to adjust to new products as well as to detox from any changes, it is best to allow 2-3 weeks of use to see how your skin truly takes on new items. Sometimes a few uses alone is simply not enough time to let the new products get to work. If your product does have a seal and you would like to return it, please notify us via email if you will be returning a product you have purchased (info@socialitebeauty.ca) and include images of the sealed product. Provide your invoice number and reason(s) for the return/exchange. Once merchandise has arrived back to us, we will issue a refund minus return shipping cost.

    Please notify us via email if you will be returning a product you have purchased at info@socialitebeauty.ca.Provide your invoice number and reason(s) for the return/exchange. Once merchandise has arrived back to us, we will issue a Socialite Beauty Gift Card.

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    06/02/2020
    Emma
    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.

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    05/15/2020
    Anonymous
    Canada Canada
    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.

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    05/15/2020
    Anonymous
    Canada Canada
    LOVVVEE

    Smells weird but works SOOOO well omg doesnt leave my skin dry its really really good

    SH
    04/19/2020
    Sienna H.
    Canada Canada
    Had High Hopes

    I had high hopes for this cleanser. I love that it's a clean product, but I am not impressed overall especially for the hype and price. First off let me clarify by saying that I am a bit of a skincare geek, so I know that when using active ingredients (like the AHAs in this cleanser) it's important not to mix it with certain other actives as the combination may irritate your skin and it's pH, so I didn't. I simply only followed this product with a clean, oil free moisturiser so I was shocked when I started to get acne. I never even got acne as a teenager! I was also very disappointed to find out that Socialite beauty does not have a return policy. Though this product was great at exfoliating my skin it was not worth the multiple, painful acne spots I received all over my face. Save your money.

    ER
    04/18/2020
    Emily R.
    Canada Canada
    Amazing!

    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)