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ISNTREE

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Clear Skin 8% AHA Essence

Face Skincare

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Product Attributes

Alcohol-free

Paraben-free

Silicone-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

Pregnancy-friendly

Non-comedogenic

Oil-free

Fungal Acne-Safe

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172 Reviews

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menuruthsaya

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| 23 March, 2021

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This is my first time using chemical exfoliator and I'M LOVING IT! I had D/R skin type, most products that targeted for dry skin works for me so I didn't have much expectation, but this essence works exceptionally. Texture was watery, doesn't leave sticky feeling, a bit tingling sensation when first using, and no unpleasant scent--almost no scent at all, actually. Using this on every other evening (I didn't experience over exfoliation, but there might be difference regarding frequency for you) and it doesn't disappoint me. Skin texture significantly smoother and helps with my whiteheads. Bonus, it also helps with tiny bumps and leaves my skin with plump bright skin the day after using. Packaged in clear plastic bottle with pump applicator makes it easy to bring for travelling and keeps products hygiene (also it does looks 'clean', I love products with clean packaging>.<). I was a bit scared, because it was my first time using chemical exfoliator, but I'm really glad I did. I had pleasant experience using this essence, and also because this essence was my first INSTREE product, it makes me interested on their other products.... Read more
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Not having any complain for the product itself BUT I do find the pump was a bit off. Sometimes it works just fine but sometimes it's hard to get products out. Noticed dan some people experience the same problem too.... Read more
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ennskincare

Dry/Resilient

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| 16 February, 2021

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❦ Contains 4% Glycolic Acid (powerful AHA) and 4% Lactic Acid (Gentler AHA) — work very efficiently in removing dead skin cells ❦ Packaging: Frosted plastic pump bottle ❦ Texture: Slightly viscous watery ❦ Scent: Unscented ❦ How to use: Apply after cleansing and toning onto clean and dry skin every 2-3 nights ❦ pH level: 3.5-4 💭 This essence is effective. Periodt! This essence got rid of the tiny bumps on my cheeks after using it 3 times. I love how it doesn’t dry out my skin and leaves my skin smooth after. There's a stinging sensation whenever I use this but tolerable. I also notice that it does brighten my skin and helps dry out my acnes. Overall, I am LOVING this! Will definitely purchasing a backup. 🤍 ❗ 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗔 𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞/𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗗𝗔𝗬 when using an AHA because it will increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.... Read more
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There's a stinging sensation upon application but it's tolerable.... Read more
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dajellyskin

Dry/Sensitive

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| 22 December, 2020

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I love this chemical exfoliater. I have very very dry skin and this essencw is a holy grail. It doesn't dry out my skin after using it. You can see visible effects after 2 weeks. My milia faded for a time.... Read more
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There's a little sting but it's okay.... Read more
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ishiskin

Dry/Sensitive

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| 13 April, 2021

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𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: this exfoliating essence contains 4% glycolic acid and 4% lactic acid to naturally eliminate dead skin cells for a smooth skin texture. 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: •glycolic acid and lactic acid to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin •a cocktail of soothing ingredients including centella extract, cucumber extract, aloe, panthenol and allantoin 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬: •exfoliate the skin •brighten the skin •reduce breakouts and texture •brighten the skin 𝐌𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: ✅: my sensitive skin can be a bit tricky when it comes to AHA! I didn’t have a good experience with glycolic acid in the past so I was lowkey scared. However, I noticed my skin GLOWING thanks to this essence: •it’s a little thicker than water and didn’t dry out my skin •slight tingling sensation the first few times but quickly disappeared •no unpleasant smell (my nose appreciates that) •woke up in the morning with my skin feeling much smoother - instant satisfaction 🤌🏽 •after using 2-3 times every week, I noticed my textured forehead and cheeks appear to be smoother, brightened and there was a certain glow to my skin This is a wonderful essence for sensitive skin, I personally did not feel it was too strong at all and a lot of the soothing ingredients make up for that. I noticed less breakouts when using this product and found it to be a game changer for dealing with maskne and keeping it at bay. Overall I enjoyed the product and would definitely purchase myself!... Read more
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❎: the pump can be a bit of challenge to use sometimes - there are days where the product came out nicely and others where I felt attacked 🤡. It also leaves a bit of a sticky residue on the skin but I was able to reduce this with a good moisturiser.... Read more
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Jiyughhh

Oily/Sensitive

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| 8 June, 2021

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I’m super fond of all Isntree products but this time i would like to highlight the star of the show : ISNTREE CLEAR SKIN 8% AHA Essence 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/ 5 Lactic and Glycolic acid are two types of acids that can penetrate deeper into skin layers and guess what... this amazing product is formulated with both! 4% Lactic and 4% Glycolic acid. A total of 8% concentration is used. However, this is a such gentle product who does it job and my sensitive skin really love it! Waking up each morning feeling confident with a glowing skin. This helped drying my pimples too and it exfoliates gently to brighten my dark spots. I love how @isntree formulate their products, avoiding it to be harsh as much as possible on thy skin yet undeniably effective. Now look how it turns out! Swipe ➡️... Read more
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The only thing that I didn’t like this product is its greasy sometimes.... Read more
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BrigitteLord

Oily/Sensitive

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| 15 May, 2021

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"Don't let anyone dull your sparkle" ❤🌹 The clear skin 8% AHA essence has a new formula that has been renewed in september 2020 and now has a yellowish look as result⭐ 🌹 About this essence 🔺️ Containing 4% lactic acid and 4% glycolic acid, which are water-soluble ingrediënts, mildly removes old keratin from the skin surface. 🔺️ By naturally removing the old keratin from the skin the pigmentation and rough skin will turn into a clear, lustrous skin tone that feels smooth, this way your make-up will don't look floated either! 🔺️The centella asiatica and morus alba bark extract help to sooth a sensitive skin by calming it down 🔺️ Fungal acné safe, cruelty free and free of fragrance, alcohol, oils and more 🌹 My thoughts When i saw how high the percentage of this was, it initially scared me off and made me hesitant to use it, as i am soo happy i finally have a clear skin and i didn't wanted to compromise my skin barrier which i worked so hard on. But after reviewing the ingrediënts list and alot of reviews i decided to give it a go too! It definetly left me pleasantly surprised. In my experience this absolutely didn't cause any stinging, irritation or redness, with this i do need to say i only use 2-3 drops and only 2-3 times a week. It exfoliates well, my skin is looking more radiant and at the same time more hydrated and calmer. I haven't had any new breakouts and my pores look so much smaller. It layers very well with my other skincare products from this line too.... Read more
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Nothing! It has a very clean ingrediëntlist and works so wel on MY sensitive skin, but please always be carefull, especially if you are not used to acids yet!... Read more
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izmelexxie

Oily/Resilient

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| 30 March, 2021

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Isntree Clear Skin 8% AHA Essence I've had an outstanding experience with the first leave-on exfoliant I tried, then decided looking and trying other brand's exfoliant which leads me to Isntree's AHA Essence because of its superb ingredient list. IT CONTAINS: ✔4% Glycolic Acid (Speeds up cell turn-over) ✔4% Lactic Acid (Improves skin's natural moisture factor, has effective inflammatory properties) ✔Butylene (Improves skin texture, Softens)) ✔Panthenol (Skin hydration) ✔Centella Asiatica Extract (Calms inflammation, has wound healing properties) EXPERIENCE I've been using this for over a month now, and I haven't had any irritation and my skin did not react negatively on the new ingredients I introduced to my routine. It effectively exfoliates the outer layer of my skin and somehow improves the appearance of my blackheads over my nose. Although this product says it's for normal to dry skin, and I have an oily one, I felt that my skin did not produce much sebum. This seems to be an effective anti inflammatory product. This product helped me with my acne. I use this twice a week, and sometimes every other night when i'm having a bad breakout. I always wake up with smoother and hydrated skin if I use this in my PM routine. TEXTURE & SCENT It has slightly thick watery texture and is a bit sticky after applying, so what I'm doing is I splurge an ample amount of cream based moisturizer just to have a right viscosity. The scent has a tinge of subtle sourness (fruity) and just goes away few seconds after applying. PACKAGING Love the packaging ! Pump type that seems to be pretty much working, convenient and avoids contamination. I just hope it comes on a bottle or has smaller container, because with a 100ml content, this will last longer than any of your leave-on exfoliant. Maybe the purpose of having this much content is it can't be easy to contaminate so the product is well preserved. FINAL THOUGHTS But if ever I have to compare both product's (Isntree's Clear Skin AHA Essence vs Lactic Acid 10% + HA of The Ordinary) effectivity on my skin, I'd choose the latter. Maybe because it has a higher percentage of AHA and my skin just tolerated the former. But despite this, both still exceeded my expectations and delivers results my skin needs. I'd love to have both on my stash.... Read more
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The only minimal not so good experience with this one is the sticky texture. But i guess that's just it for AHAs.... Read more
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picktheraspberries

Dry/Sensitive

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| 17 April, 2021

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Its: - cruelty free 🐰 - paraben free - fragrance free - vegan🌱 - mineral oil free - alcohol free - silicone free I’ve had a good amount of time to test this product. For several weeks I have been applying it every 3-4 days during my evening routine after cleansing my skin. It was my first experience with chemical exfoliation. Up until now I’ve always used gentle physical exfoliators. I must say this is much more convenient. It’s even time saving as you don’t have to wash it off. During my first experience with this essence I even left a note in my stories how smooth my skin was after the essence absorbing. The skin feels very plump and smooth after application. The product claims to do ✨ mild peeling ✨ improve dull skin ✨ soothing the sensitive skin Mild peeling is the hardest to judge because I don’t look on my skin under microscope but I can say that while I was using the product it defiantly looked healthy and spots free. My skin was soft the next day. I can say defiantly say that the two next points are true. My skin didn’t look dull and I was feeling the soothing effects every time I applied it. The texture is almost water-like, runny transparent liquid. I applied it just with my hands. I never use cotton pads. It makes me feel that I throw most of the product on the pad into the bin. Simply 1-2 pumps on my hands, rub them together and apply. Works great!... Read more
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I cant teally find bad points of this product. The only readon i have given it 4 instead of 5 stars is because while testing my skin was already in a suprisingly good condition so the improvements were much harder to notice.... Read more
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tarunasylvia

Oily/Sensitive

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| 26 May, 2021

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𝐈𝐒𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝟖% 𝐀𝐇𝐀 𝐄𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡 𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 Isntree Clear Skin 8% AHA Essence is an exfoliating essence that contains 4% Glycolic Acid and 4% Lactic Acid to naturally remove dead skin cells to keep skin bright and smooth. 𝐾𝑒𝑦 𝐼𝑛𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 4% Glycolic Acid, 4% Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Mulberry Extract, and Asiaticoside. 𝑃𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 A 100ml sized transclucent plastic bottle with pump. 6 months PAO. 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑦/𝑇𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒/𝐹𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 A watery-slippery essence that doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the skin. Fragrance-free. Absorb into the skin immediately. 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑡𝑜 𝑈𝑠𝑒 1-2 pumps gently tapped into the skin. No cotton needed. 2-3 times a week at night. 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑠 I have been using this essence for approximately five weeks and I can definitely see the changes on my skin tone and texture. My skin looks brighter and smoother. Though the amount of AHAs quite high, I have no redness and it doesn’t feel stingy. It also doesn’t dry the skin. Helps to lighten up acne scars in long term of usage. Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and essential oil-free. Fungal acne safe.... Read more
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𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠 It does give stinging sensation on irritated areas. Avoid active acnes!... Read more
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Ferina

Dry/Resilient

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| 5 January, 2021

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*this review was written on 20.09.20 in my IG* This chemical exfoliator with essence-formulated contains 2 different exfoliants; 4% Glycolic Acid & 4% Lactic Acid (that’s why it’s called 8%AHA). Besides, this essence has some healing properties like centella asiatica, aloe vera leaf, & cucumber (all in extract). . IMO this exfoliator is quite hydrating, perhaps bcs of the panthenol & sodium hyaluronate, so this doesn’t make my skin gets drier. The texture is very similar like a toner bcs it doesn’t need a long time to absorb into the skin. I like the aplicator, altho it’s not really a smooth pumper, but still fine. There’s no over-powering scent from this essence, but if you really smell it, you can tell that acidic scent is there. Tingling effect? Yes. But my skin still can tolerate it and IMO this is normal bcs the percentage of this essence is not small. . I’ve been using this exfoliator for 2,5 months and i’m quite liking it, eventho my skin faced an over-exfoliate phase from this exfoliator during the 1st week of application. It was my bad bcs qadarullah i was being impatient for the result🙈, but i was searching the right application time too, how many times i should use this essence in a week since this is my 1st exfoliator with GA & LA. So it was really a trial&error time for me. And after some observations, i think this product could work best on my skin if i use it just 2x in a week. It’s still working in 3x a week tho, but the result is not as good as i use it just in 2x. The result is real, gurl. This is so good for my skin texture bcs my skin feels so smooth and more plump in the next morning and it makes my skin brighter as well👍🏻. And i think, this gave me a huge effect for my milia under my left eye. So one day i noticed that my milia looked more white, like it’s gonna coming out. So i decided to pop it out and surprisingly it came out so smoothly, dude. I didn’t even put an extra effort for popping it out like i did usually 😱. I was super impressed & happy bcs biidznillah the milia is now gone forever and it didn’t leave any dark marks tho, alhamdulillah 🤗😍... Read more
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I would say this exfoliator would fit you if your skin was already familiar with chemical exfoliator. If never at all, you should be really attention of using this, once a week is enough. I didn’t experience any visible change with my whiteheads, unfortunately. But still love how it works on my skin! 💕 Almost all isntree’s products have a short PAO time (6 months), including this one. But i’m a person who would still use a product till the end eventho the PAO is over, as long as the texture and scent product are not changing weirdly and it doesn’t give a negative effect on my skin😉... Read more

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