Today I will be reviewing a toner from Kaya acne-free range known as Kaya Purifying Toner.I had bought this when I signed up for my first Kaya package.One of the main reasons I bought it for is that it contains Mandelic acid,which is rare ingredient used to treat acne and blackheads.Read along to find out more about it!
About Mandelic acid:
Mandelic acid is Alpha-hydroxy acid(AHA) just like Glycolic acid,Lactic acid etc.It is derived from bitter almonds.Just like any other AHA's it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties,increases skin renewal,promotes collagen production,improves the appearance of fine lines,wrinkles,treats acne and blemishes,lightens hyper pigmentation.
Many mandelic acid products are available abroad.But in India as far I know there are only two products containing Mandelic acid available.
1)Kaya Acne-free Purifying Toner.
2)Sefpil Gel from Ethicare Remedies:(Composition: Mandelic acid-10%,Glycolic acid-5%)
My Skin Type:
Oily and acne prone skin.
Aqua, Niacinaminde, Mandelic Acid, Rosacanina(Rose) Extract, PEG 12 Dimethocone, Diazolidinyl Urea, POE- (40) Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Hamammelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (cucumber) Extract, Fragnance, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 2-Phenoxyethanol.
Rs 290 for 100ml.
Product Claim & Swatch:
1)It is alcohol-free toner.
2)It is non-comedogenic.
3)It is completely water based product.
4)It comes in easy spray bottle which is easy to use.
5)It contains Mandelic acid which treats acne and blemishes.It also helps eliminating blackheads.
6)It is suitable for all skin types especially oily and acne prone skin.
7)It is a very soothing toner as it contains rose,cucumber and witch hazel extracts.
8)It contains Niacinamide(Vitamin B) which helps with blemishes.
9)It contains Allantoin which hydrates the skin.
10)It does not dry out the skin or break me out.
11)Considering other Kaya products,this toner is affordable.
1)It contains parabens.
2)Hydrogenated castor oil is mildly comedogenic which shouldn't be a issue unless severe acne.
3)Easy availability is an issue.
Directions for use:
Moisten the cotton pad with toner, sweep gently over the face and neck or spray directly on your face and neck. Do not rinse.
Availability:Availability in stores is an issue with Kaya Products since they are exclusive.Kaya products are available only in Kaya Skin Clinics and through their website.
For Clinic Locator : http://www.kayaclinic.com/clinic-locator
Kaya Online Shop: shop.kayaclinic.comCustomer care(Toll-free):1800-209-5292
It is also available online from sites like:
I found this product when I was reading about Mandelic acid.So I bought it when I went to Kaya Skin Clinic.Normally toner are primarily alcohol-based which dries out skin and rarely come with any skin benefits.This is a really good toner which hydrates,soothens,treats mild acne and blemishes.It also treats blackheads.Since it is really really hot now a days ,I just spritz little in the afternoon and leave it on to dry.It is soothing.I also use it after removing make up with Bioderma Sensibio H20,it removes those last traces of grime and dust from face.I am really happy with product,I would say one toner that actually sticks to its claims!
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