8% AHA Toner




Alpha HydroxyAcids work to help increase the rate of cell-turnover. If your skin looks tired, or dry, of if you wake up one morning and wonder where all of the wrinkles came from- it's time for a little AHA. It will perk you right up. They're also potent water binders so you'll notice that your skin looks firmer and more hydrated.

AHA's are available in many forms and most of them are derived from fruit acids- citric, malic, and glycolic are all AHA's. We use 8% lactic acid with a final pH of 3.5 in ours.  Lactic acid is a larger molecule than glycolic so it's less irritating while producing comparable results.  It also hydrates the skin, increases barrier function by increasing ceramide production, and lightens hyperpigmentation unlike glycolic acid.


AHA's are some pretty serious business- they remove layers of skin. If you've never used them before you need a little time to adjust to them. In the beginning your skin can "purge" and you can get some pimples from them- even if you're not acne prone- so please don't use this a few days before a big event. If you're really acne-prone using it in combination with our BHA toner helps. It takes about 2 weeks for your skin to normalize and look better.

Use AHA's at night, and then rinse them off in the morning. If you're new to them just use them every other day until your skin gets used to them. You really don't have to use them all the time to get the effect.  

You get a 4-ounce(120 ml) bottle.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera juice, Lactic Acid, Gluconoactone and Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate

Gluten-free, Pregnancy Safe.  Shelf life 6 months.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following cessation of use.

Additional Info

Gluten Free Yes
Product Type Toner
Suitable For Anti-Aging
Pregnancy Safe Yes
Vegan Yes


Review by Sophia C
Best exfoliant ever! I've tried a lot of chemical exfoliants over the years, and this is my favourite. Although I have acne-prone skin (which used to be oily, but is now normal since taking Accutane last year), BHAs have never really worked for me, and I thought AHAs weren't for me either - every glycolic acid I've tried has ended up irritating and drying out my skin. I heard that lactic acid was a more gentle AHA, so I tried this one. And I love it! It doesn't irritate my skin at all - and the results are fantastic! I use it at night, and in the morning my skin just looks brighter, smoother, more refined. It is not drying at all, if anything, my skin looks more hydrated the mornings after I use it (maybe it helps my other products absorb better? Not sure but I'm happy!). Over time (in conjunction with diligent sunscreen use), I think it has helped to fade the red spots leftover from past acne and improved my overall skin texture. Definitely a HG for me :)

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 9/13/2018)
Review by null
Best ever. I really notice when I haven't used it. I don't go a day without it anymore. It is very effective and I will never buy any other AHA toner (and I have tried them all, in all price ranges!) Excellent product, i love it!!

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Medium Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 8/3/2018)
Review by null
My skin loves this toner. It makes my skin smoother and much more moisturizer. I am on my 2nd bottle. Each bottle lasts several months using it daily at night. I notice a difference if I miss a few days. My skin is sensitive and I have had no irritation at all with this.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Dry

(Posted on 7/28/2018)
Review by Gail .
This toner has been a very cost-effective anti-aging skincare product for me. It is easy to use and I love that there are no added scents so it is easy on my skin.

Age: 50 plus Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Dry

(Posted on 6/3/2018)
Review by Cassandra C
I have bought this toner twice. when I use it I get compliments on my skin. HG for me

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 5/24/2018)
Review by Jessica R
I was afraid to use any AHA toners because my skin is so sensitive. But I've been using this every night with no dryness or long term irritation.
This toner definitely stings for about 15 seconds after but the results come over night. I use it after I wash my face before bed, let it dry, then put moisturizer on top. I wake up the next morning with glowing skin and greatly reduced redness on blemishes.
And it shortens pimple break out heal time. I sometimes get those pimples that start deep and hurt 2 inch diameter around it. After one night, the pain disappears and after three nights, the inflammation and pimple are nearly gone.
I will never use anything else.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 5/9/2016)
Review by Shannon C
This saved my skin. I have quite dry skin, which is prone to flaking. Many physical exfoliators irritate my skin, but this toner does not. It improves the texture of my skin and helps it to absorb the serums and moisturizers better. I can use it everyday. Love it.

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Dry

(Posted on 10/13/2015)
Review by Shailoo B
This AHA toner is the best! I have used many different AHA toners from Sephora and Paula's Choice and the Silk Naturals' product is the best. The ingredients are excellent and recognizable rather than other brands that are full of chemicals. My skin feels smooth and glowy from using this product. Since I started using this product and the cleansing oil, I have not had one breakout. Also, this AHA does not dry out my skin at all!
I will continue to buy this toner for years to come!

Age: 44-49 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Tan Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Dry

(Posted on 7/26/2015)
Review by Lisa H
I love this toner! I have rather large pores on my nose and cheeks and my skin is rather acne prone. I also use this on my back (where I get awful acne) and my upper arms (where I have KP).I use this each evening after my normal cleansing routine, let it sit for a while, then moisturize. This stuff is just glorious! In addition to minimizing the appearance of the pores on my face this stuff has dramatically decreased the number of pimples on my back (Down from about 8 or 9 at any given point to just 1 or 2 a week) and my upper arms are smoother than they've ever been. This has been more effective than AmLactin and other Lactic acid lotions for my KP. This also doesn't dry my skin either. Unlike many products this is also within the effective pH range and it's a great price both for what you get and compared to other products of this nature.

Of note: The only other thing that I changed in my routine when I started using this was to add this brand's BHA toner for use each morning. So since nothing else had changed for at least a few months before I started using these products I can say that these are what helped with my skin. And even though I use this on a good amount of my body (face, chest, back, shoulders, and arms) this still lasts about 2 months.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 7/16/2015)
Review by Caitlin B
NEVER DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT EVER! I have been using it for about 2 weeks, applying it with a cotton pad every third night. I really don't need to use it more often than that, because it's already been so effective at evening out my skin texture and clearing up my dry patches! As a person with extremely reactive skin, I needed an AHA without alcohol, and this product has not irritated my skin at all and has been more effective than I could have ever hoped for! It's immediately reached HG status for me!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 5/17/2015)
Review by Terri G
I want to marry this toner and have its babies! We'll name them Tony and Toni Junior! I was already using a BHA from Paula's Choice (which is great, but UGH, that price!) and I wasn't quite sure what AHA would add to the mix but I was sure I wanted to find out, and not by spending $80 to get a bottle of P50! I'll be honest with you--I have a lot of lucky genes, but not when it comes to my pores. They're huge and they're everywhere. The BHA helped quite a bit, but when I added this, my pores became smaller, lighter, cleaner, and polished. My skin now looks more like people skin and less like orange peel. It is gentle and leaves no sticky residue behind. This product gives me a sense of security that whatever crazy hormonal outburst my skin decides to throw at me, I've got the tools to handle it. Honestly I can't thank you enough for selling such a high quality product at a price I know I'll be able to afford, because I do not want to go back to how my skin looked before. Silk Naturals has become my response to every person who says that high quality skin care HAS to cost a ton of money because it has better ingredients. NOBODY has better ingredients than Silk Naturals!

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 5/13/2015)
Review by Chelsea D
This is my holy grail AHA! I have been using this for about a month and a half now and it's made a dramatic difference in my skin. I had terrible closed comedones on my cheeks, which are little bumps that never come to a head but are extremely apparent when you put makeup over them and terrible looking in the light. I had been battling with these for over three years now and this product has nearly eliminated them in just under two months. I had been prescribed Retin-A for this problem, but decided to give this AHA a try in combination with a 2% BHA and hopefully skip the purge that a retinoid would cause. I'm so glad that I took the chance with this quality and affordable product. I had been using the BHA on its own for a month prior and it helped a bit but nothing in comparison to how much this product has helped. I will never be without this stuff!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 2/2/2015)
I don't knowReview by Shannon D.
I don't know why I have never gotten around to reviewing this! This was one of my first absolute staples from Silk Naturals that I've been using for about 4 years. Every time I get lazy about reordering and wondering what the hell is up with my skin I stop and realize "Hey, dummy, you forgot your Silk Naturals AHAS!!!"

I have very dry, sensitive, and sometimes hormonal or sensitivity related acne prone skin. This gets rid of the flakies and any dullness from my dryness and also keeps my skintone lovely and even and helps me not get breakouts. (I know I know. BHA is supposed to be the one for breakouts, but BHAs just dry me out like crazy which pisses off my skin and actually breaks me out more. I listen to what my skin says!) This stuff has also really gotten rid of the teeny baby wrinkles I had around my eyes, which I hated being that I was only 25-ish when I started using this. They are gone now. Gone!

My skin loves this stuff and I use it nightly or every other night if I'm feeling lazy, but any longer than that and I really notice my skin starts looking dull and sad.

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Very Dry

(Posted on 8/15/2014)
This will alwaysReview by Pei Yu L.
This will always be my favourite product from SN. I actually ran out and I abandoned all resemblance of skin care in the meantime, and pimples began to form on my skin. They were not disappearing but leaving sort-of scars/remnants of pimply things behind (that take longer to heal). I ordered this and started using it immediately. The day after, the pimple scars were visibly smaller. Used alongside BHA, it helps me keep my skin clear and I really love them.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 7/22/2014)
This stuff isReview by Vivian R.
This stuff is amazing!!! Have been using it every other day for a month in conjunction with the BHA toner (because I break out easily) and my skin looks fantastic! The tiny pimples that used to pop up before menstruation are completely gone and my skin tone looks more even! Looking forward to seeing if it will reduce the appearance of some acne scars on my cheeks.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 5/23/2014)
I bought thisReview by Ashley P.
I bought this product a little over a month ago. I have sensitive/dry/acne prone skin, and I love it! It took a little while for my skin to get used to it (it would irritate my face if I used too much), but it's been working wonderfully! My sebaceous filaments are smaller than they've ever been, and using this along with Stridex in the morning is clearing my acne right up! I can't say if I had a purge with this product or not because hormones, but I would definitely reccomend this product, and I will be repurchasing in the future. (:

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 5/15/2014)
Wow. I haveReview by Hannah W.
Wow. I have used many exfoliating toners, the famous and expensive "P50" (don't waste your money) paulas choice bhas (really great) and the pixi glow (its okay). This is fantastic. Maybe my skin prefers lactic acid to glycolic? Whatever it is, consider me a fan of this product and Silk Naturals. This toner got rid of the bumps on my chin overnight, not kidding. I had whiteheads the kind you can't pop almost a milia on my chin and now it is very smooth. Will be buying again, and trying other silk naturals products. Thank you for using great ingredients in a toner, not irritating ones like alcohol and witch hazel which all other companies seem to do. I'm a fan!!

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 4/15/2014)
I bought thisReview by Sarah M.
I bought this product to help with the minimizing of my pores. I've only been using for a few weeks and Ive noticed a difference. I don't use it every day as I found it drying on my skin. So I've been using it every other day just in the evenings.

So far I'm liking the results

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 3/24/2014)
Great product. IReview by laura v.
Great product. I can only use it every other day, or it irritates me (but so do all chemical exfoliants). It's helped fade my feckles, and even out my skintone. Plus, I LOVE the nice, clean ingredient list :) Will definitely repurchase.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Olive Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 2/19/2014)
That's my newReview by Mariann V.
That's my new fav. Suits very well for my sensitive northern skin and makes it feel hydrated and smooth. Just ordered 8 bottles of AHA and BHA toners. : ) The shipping cost $40 to EU + $60 for taxes doesn't make me happy, but haven't find comparable EU products so far. Though, free eye shadows are great bonus for those tortuous taxes and help to soothe my mood a bit. : )

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 12/15/2013)
Spectacular toner! IReview by Kristyn P.
Spectacular toner! I use it in conjunction with the 2% BHA Toner and they've done a great job at reducing the appearance of my pores and preventing any pimples from popping up.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 7/12/2013)
This didn't upsetReview by Raven P.
This didn't upset my ridiculously sensitive skin or set off my rosacea. I didn't have a purge at all (although I use retinoids so maybe that is why). I have used it three times and each time my wrinkles are finer and my pores are smaller. Enlarged pores have been the bane of my existence since my late 30's. My skin looks 10 years younger. I am beyond pleased.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 12/8/2012)
BEST. AHA TONER.Review by Brenda M.
BEST. AHA TONER. EVER. Seriously...I've tried SO MANY, and as far as being gentle AND effective, THIS has them all beat, hands down. I hope you never discontinue or change the formula. Love it.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 6/22/2012)
I put offReview by Elizabeth L.
I put off trying this toner because it mentioned purging with first use and that scared me off. But I finally decided to give it a go and I'm so glad I did. I only got a couple very small pimples that cleared up in a day. After using it every other night, my skin has brightened up. My skin tone is a smooth and much more even-toned. My acne scars have also faded a lot. I love this toner and will continue to use it!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 2/9/2012)
I was afraidReview by Kathleen C.
I was afraid to try this product on my super-sensitive skin. But, after enjoying such unusually good results with other SN products, I decided to order a sample.
I am glad I did. This is a great product!
Applied 2-3 nights per week, my skin is smoother, plumper, and more receptive to other treatments. More frequent use seems unnecessary.
I follow with Oatmeal Hydrating Serum to sooth the stinging.
It did seem to cause a few minor "purging" type breakouts, but nothing unmanageable. I spot treated them with BHA Toner and "C" Serum; they resolved very quickly.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 7/31/2011)
Acne scars wereReview by September G.
Acne scars were erased and the smile crinkles I was beginning to show at the corners of my eyes all but disappeared in two weeks of every other night use, and that was several months ago. I don't have to wear face makeup to cover acne scars any more - I even posted a picture of myself bare-faced on facebook. I just started using this again to help heal red spots from more recent hormonal acne and in one use they've faded significantly. I expect these new marks to disappear completely in just a couple weeks like the other ones did before. I don't ever want to be without this product again.

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Sensitive

(Posted on 6/13/2011)
I now useReview by Kaitlyn C.
I now use this every night, it's so gentle. It does sting for about 20 minutes, and makes my face very red but it's nothing unbearable. My skin has never been softer, smoother or fresher in all my life. I's not drying at all, but sort of makes the skin look plumper in a really youthful way. I have an oily T-zone and it works great in those areas as well.
It's definitely fading acne scars and has practically rid my nose of sun damage that I'd been struggling with for about six months after a few severe sunburns.
Promotes fast healing on my skin as well.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 3/20/2011)
I love this.Review by Zuzana M.
I love this. It s gentle and so efficient. My post-acne spots are fading away really quickly and even when I am acne prone it doesnt break me out :)

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 12/17/2010)
Gentle on myReview by Audris T.
Gentle on my skin and doesn't sting or cause redness (except when used inadvertently with Super Serum once, just that once!).
Although it's a gentle formula, do remember to follow up with moisturiser.
I have no problems going out with the sun (I live in Singapore) after using this the night before, so long as a sunscreen is in place.
Good value for a large bottle

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 4/16/2010)
Best AHA productReview by Ashley D.
Best AHA product I have used - it is so gentle and does not dry my skin out at all. It does sting a little bit, but not much. I actually like the sting because it means it is working :). Even when I get this in my eye it does not sting - that's how gentle it is. Best of all, it is making my skin smoother and softer, and CLEARING OUT MY PORES :)!! Yes, I can really truly see a difference in my pores - no more black heads! My milia under my eyes is slowly getting smaller too. I will continue to repurchase, repurchase, and repurchase this toner! it's a keeper :)

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 2/23/2010)
More gentle thanReview by Helena S.
More gentle than any other AHA that I've tried over many years. No stinging or redness, no irritation. To be frank, that made me wonder whether it would be effective. It is, it really is!

Used overnight, I woke up to skin as smooth as glass and baby-soft to the touch even though I'd been a little dehydrated, flaky and sensitive with winter weather and had minor breakouts recently. My skin seems more radiant and feels more comfortable than I'd expected.

Age: 30-35 Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 12/28/2009)

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