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Isntree Chestnut 8% AHA Clear Essence

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A combination of two types of AHAs – 4% lactic acid and 4% glycolic acid helps exfoliate the surface of the skin by removing dead skin/ keratin cells to reveal smoother, more radiant skin. Glycolic acid is the stronger of the AHAs as it has the smallest molecular size and can penetrate deeper into the skin while lactic acid is the most gentle AHA and also has hydrating properties. Use this to clean out your pores, brightening skin tone and improving skin texture.

Volume: 100 mL

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Seoul Guide

Use 2-3 times a week. After cleansing and toning, use 1-2 pumps on the face. 

Remember not to mix with retinol and vitamin C of a high percentage. Always use sun protection. 

Why we like it

Perfect for those with dull skin. t also contains centella asiatica to soothe, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. 

This product also helps to improve the efficacy and absorption of skincare products used after it. 

The Stars

Glycolic Acid – derived from sugar cane, it dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells so that they can be wiped off. It is able to reach deeper into the skin.

Lactic Acid – a milder form of AHA. It is used to treat age spots, improve the appearance of pores and brighten skin tone.

Full list – Water, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Asiaticoside, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract,Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract

Additional information

Weight 0.08 kg

14 reviews for Isntree Chestnut 8% AHA Clear Essence

  1. penny (verified owner)

    Outstanding product. It’s transformed the way I view exfoliation. I out the product on as part of my evening routine. Slightly tingly. The next morning I woke up with baby soft skin.

  2. a.ntumba63 (verified owner)

    Loved this.

  3. agnetha9 (verified owner)

    So… I’ve used this for about 4 days (over a week period, skipping days between-if you have sensitive skin best to do this. I tried consecutive for 2 of those days and my skin was not happy with me).
    The result is slight lightening of my sun spots and minor smoothing of the skin, it is possible with more usage the results will be more noticeable.
    Value for money comparing size and the amount that is actually used.Oh best used at night especially if you have sensitive skin.

  4. pather.serusha02

    A good gentle approach to chemical exfoliation. I use this twice a week at night, after cleanser and toner. I find the best method for any essence is to add a few drops to your palms and then pat into the skin until fully absorbed. Also huge bottle for the price, so should last a very long time.

  5. Nkhensane Mhishi (verified owner)

    Been using for 2 months and it’s amazing.
    Not sensitising and very moisturising so would recommend for someone who’s never tried chemical exfoliation before.

  6. daneelmarshall (verified owner)

    I could see a difference from the first use. It smooths out my skin. I have very dry skin and it did wonders in the moisture department. Loved it.

  7. Veronica Moloi-Khumalo (verified owner)

    Skin felt smooth the next morning, definitely had a nice glow to it.
    Will sting on sensitive skin, best to introduce into routine slowly.

  8. sammiburn (verified owner)

    It tingles a little when you first apply but it’s not bad at all. My skin doesn’t feel dry after using this and I wake up with such soft feeling skin. Definitely a good chemical exfoliator for dry skin.

  9. beeanchorr (verified owner)

    THIS! I absolutely love it! I started off using it once a week on the days I didn’t use differin and now use it twice a week. It smells really weird but it is so gentle. I am always sceptical of chemical exfoliants because I’ve had some bad experiences but I absolutely love this!

  10. Buyisiwe Mncube (verified owner)

    I love it, I love it
    It’s my fourth bottle buying and never tried anything else
    My son was turning 18 and had spot and small bumps all over the face, I bought one for him and boy, Skin texture is so smooth, he has bright complexion
    We all absolutely love it

  11. Jeanine van Velden (verified owner)

    A good chemical exfoliator. Use mine 3-times a week in the evenings. Can cause purging, but only for the first 2 weeks. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and supple.

  12. Ulyana (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this chemical exfoliator! It works and smells great too. I use it few times a week besides other products like toner, moisturiser, masks and serums and it all works excellent together. My skins is very happy and is glowing! Overall I really enjoy Isntree products, especially their toner and overnight mask! Definitely will repurchase again 🙂

  13. Fathima Zahra (verified owner)

    I love this ! It helped with my texture and makes my skin feel soft the next morning. I also didn’t find it too harsh or irritating.

  14. versterlandi (verified owner)

    I’ve been incorporating the Isntree Chestnut 8% AHA Clear Essence into my skincare routine and the results have been amazing. The 8% AHA concentration is effective yet gentle, helping to exfoliate my skin and promote cell turnover. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in the overall texture of my skin – it’s smoother, softer, and looks more radiant. The essence also contains chestnut extract, which provides additional nourishment. I use it in the evening a few times a week, and I’ve seen a reduction in the appearance of dark spots and uneven tone. It’s definitely a staple in my quest for brighter and clearer skin.

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