2% BHA Toner- New Formula




Beta Hydroxy Acid is great for clogged pores- it goes into the pore to break up oils, and helps to keep them super clean- and hopefully less prone to getting pimples.

The other place where BHA shines is after any sort of hair removal.  It really really stings for the first minute or so, but after that you won't get nearly as many in-growns, and it does take away some of the post wax pain. It helps to soothe the inflammation, and keeps me from breaking-out. It's almost mandatory if you're doing anything with your bikini line- you really need it.

Our BHA is unique because it doesn't contain any alcohol.  We've added  lots of aloe to help soothe and hydrate your skin. The pH is 3.5-4.0.

BHA Toner does foam a little.  There's a small amount of surfactant (soap) to help dissolve the salicylic acid.  It's much more kind to the skin than alcohol, and safe to use as a leave-on product.

Acid based toners are not compatible with Retinoids.   

Do not use this if you're allergic to aspirin. Do not use this if you're pregnant or nursing.

You get a 4 ounce (120 ml) bottle.

Please note:  In September 2016 we changed the formula to use salicylic acid.  This yields a product with a more consistant, and controllable pH so that it's a true exfoliator.  We've found it to be just as gentle, and effective as willow bark based toner.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Salicylic acid, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, Gluconolactone, and Sodium Benzoate

Gluten-Free.  Shelf Life 6 months.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) 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.


Review by Sierra M
I like this BHA toner! My skin tolerates AHAs better so I wasn't sure how my skin would react to this but I'm glad I gave it a shot. Within the first week of using the product my skin was popping up little plugs in previous problems areas that I didn't even know were under my skin. However, I did notice slight irritation so have since been using only once a week since my skin is easily sensitized. I focus the toner on areas where sebaceous filaments are most noticeable (nose, chin) and on previous problem areas (chin, jaw). Using this along with SN's AHA toner has really improved the texture and look of my skin. Affordable for me as well!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 8/5/2019)
Review by Elliott S
I have nothing but great things to say about this! There are so many drugstore salicylic acid products out there in stores that are, in my opinion, poorly formulated. Whether that's due to the brand not formulating the product at the correct pH level, not specifying the percentage of the active ingredient, or pairing the active with poor skincare ingredients like fragrance or sensitizing alcohols in the formula. This is a big problem because many people new to serious skincare end up getting a bad impression of exfoliating acids from using one that is not well made to begin with. This toner has none of that and gets everything right. Ideal pH, ideal percentage, simple and CLEAN ingredient list, and it's gentle but effective. Silk Naturals made the right move by reformulating this a couple years ago to use salicylic acid instead of willow bark extract. I decided to purchase this out of curiosity after trying their 8% AHA toner (Which is also great) and I can confirm that it really does a great job at exfoliating, treating acne and congested pores, and helping calm inflammation all in one go. And you simply cannot beat the remarkable price either! This has been a staple in my skincare routine for probably almost a year now and my combination acne-prone sensitive skin gets along really well with it. It's really a shame too that this company's acid toners don't get nearly the love they deserve in the world of skincare. I will continue to use and repurchase this and will not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to treat acne and clogged pores. Now if Silk Naturals could come out with a PHA (polyhydroxy acid) toner, I'd be completely over the moon about it (Seriously, Silk Naturals, please consider it! It would be a great addition to your line of toners)!

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

(Posted on 1/27/2019)
Review by Alexondra A
I have tried so many toners in the past in an attempt to control my acne and shrink my pores. They are all either too harsh and drying or don't do anything. This is the only toner I have tried that has made a difference in my skin.
I use this in combination with the aha toner from Silk Naturals. I no longer get little under the skin bumps or large pimples. The dry patches I had on my forehead and chin are gone. Acne scars and hyperpigmentation have lightened significantly since using this product. My pores are slowly but surely shrinking. Other people have commented on how nice the texture of my skin is lately and that has never in my life happened to me. I just ordered my second bottle and will continue to order more.

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

(Posted on 1/22/2018)
Review by Angela P
I bought this to get rid of millia (tiny, white hard bumps) which I hadn't ever experienced until recently. I applied this to three different bumps and they finally shrank and went away after about two months of application. I am so glad I didn't have to go to a dermatologist for removal.

Age: 50 plus Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 3/3/2017)
Review by Magdalena C
I love love this product. All the great reviews are right. It did help with clogged pores. It helped with body acne and it was great to prevent razor burn. Highly recommend!!!!! The price is very affordable compared to other products that are similar.

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

(Posted on 8/5/2015)
Review by Lisa H
I absolutely love this product. I started using it about 2 months ago. I use it each morning (I also use the AHA toner each evening). I have large pores on my nose and cheeks, KP on my upper arms, and rather severe acne on my back. I use this product after cleansing, let things sit for a bit, and then continue with moisturizing. My skin is softer, I have far fewer pimples (down from 8 or 9 on my back at a time to just 1 or 2 each week), my pores are much smaller, my blackheads and sebaceous filaments are nearly gone, and my KP on my arms is much better. I did not change anything else in my routine for several months before adding these two toners so I can say that the toners are responsible for my improvements. The two work together really well and aren't drying at all. The pH is great (many similar products are not in an effective range so the acids don't work well if at all), it's very gentle, it doesn't burn or sting at all, and the price is much less expensive than a lot of other similar products. Even though I use this product on a number of areas (my entire back, face, throat, neck, chest, and arms) the bottle lasts about 2 months. So it's a small bottle but given the shelf life a larger bottle may not be used quickly enough. I've been debating getting the spray nozzle as I suspect that might help the product last longer by using less but I've gotten such good results with the cotton pad that I'm not sure if I want to switch.

If you are new to acids you may want to start using just one or the other and only use them a few times a week to start before working your way up.

As a general note, I've been really impressed with the cost of shipping and how quickly I've been able to get my orders.

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

(Posted on 7/16/2015)
Review by Sarah S
I can't say enough good things about this. Karen recommended it for a skin condition I had awhile back and it still works great (it's the only thing that works!) for that, plus I use it after shaving to prevent razor bumps too. There is nothing else like it I have tried.

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

(Posted on 4/23/2015)
Review by Amy V
I was just using the 8% AHA Toner, until a friend recommended I purchase the 2% BHA, which I thought at the time seemed a lot for my simple routine but I am so glad I did!
My skin tone has really improved, as it's much more even & fresh looking.
I am prone to break-outs, especially around my chin area, which I believe has to do with hormones but nevertheless, it seems to be clearing them up & without severe redness or dryness that other products I've used before.
Overall I am really pleased with this product & really do recommend it.
I feel like all of these products are made with love & she really cares to make the best products she can for herself & others. You can tell even with the way she ships it, with a nice hand signed note & at times colours tissue paper.
I read one of the reviews that noted leaking but I have never found that.

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

(Posted on 11/6/2014)
Review by Amanda J
I've been using this product for a few years now, so thought it was about time I review it. This has been great for my acne-prone skin and really helped control/spot treat the breakouts on my face. It has also helped with the texture of my skin, and also with keeping blackheads at bay.

I do let it sink in before topping it with a moisturizer at night - I have combination skin, and it can be a bit drying on my cheeks - but I use it twice a day everyday.

It's a great product at a great price, and well worth it.

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

(Posted on 10/21/2014)
I recently orderedReview by Rachel R.
I recently ordered this and the 8% AHA toner and received them in the mail today. Both bottles were slightly leaking. There was electrical tape wrapped around the bottle caps and then they were wrapped in tissue paper, so luckily there wasn\'t too big of a mess/product loss, but now I\'m a little wary of ordering other liquids, since who knows how much they might leak next time. Not sure why this type of lid is still being used since it\'s obviously a known issue.

From SN- Please email customer service to fix your issue. Leaks are extremely rare.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 5/12/2014)
I am fallingReview by Sarah V.
I am falling in love with this product. I was worried that it might irritate my sensitive skin, but it has been very gentle and helped heal my acne. I like mixing this with rose water, and my skin feels so soft.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 1/23/2014)
Gentle yet effectiveReview by Erin W.
Gentle yet effective toner. I will continue to buy this for as long as they sell it. I like this toner on its own, but I mixed it with the lavender toner, rose water, and witch hazel to make my own blend.

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

(Posted on 1/17/2014)
Spectacular toner! IReview by Kristyn P.
Spectacular toner! I use it in conjunction with the 8% AHA 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)
I looooove thisReview by Morgan K.
I looooove this toner. I have had acne since I can remember. Its gone through good and bad times in my life. I've even tried accutane and it still came back after I got off it. This toner has been amazing. I did have a purging moment where there was little whiteheads popping up even in places i didnt normally breakout but after about a week and half it has significantly decreased my breakouts and bumps on my chin. It also keeps the redness down if i do get a break out and thats easier to cover up when its not as swollen and inflamed like they used to be. Will be purchasing again and I am going to start using on my back to see if it will help there too.

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

(Posted on 3/16/2012)
I use thisReview by Kaitlyn C.
I use this as a spot treatment when required and also nightly on waxed areas.
If you've ever had a problem with recurrent ingrown hairs, hair removal scarring or thickening of the skin in those areas then you absolutely need this product. It is so gentle and yet very effective. I've used lots of other things for post-wax treatments but this is like nothing else.

As a spot treatment it's great, helps blemishes to heal up quickly. I used this on acne scars that still had sort of 'dormant' lumps behind them and during a period of 2 weeks the BHA purged them completely and now they're fading and there's nothing left behind them.
You do need to be prepared for the purging if you're going to use it in acne prone areas - but it's so worth it in the end!

If you have dry skin or patches, I wouldn't recommend the use of this full face. It does clear away blackheads and other ickies and helps control sebum in oilier areas though!

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

(Posted on 3/20/2011)
I've been usingReview by Michelle B.
I've been using this for my acne, and it's been working wonderfully! I use it every other day at night, and I haven't had any skin irritation from it at all even though I have sensitive skin.

To apply it, I pour some into the palm of my hand, and dip the fingers of my other hand into the toner to put on my face. I prefer this over losing a bunch of product in a cotton ball/pad.

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

(Posted on 2/26/2011)
I use thisReview by Charysse M.
I use this product for almost everything! I use it as a toner for myself, a spot treatment for my boyfriend, and apply it after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs. It really controls my boyfriends occasional acne - when he feels a pimple forming he applies this as a spot treatment, and 9 times out of 10 it never surfaces. He's normally a skeptic when it comes to skincare - but I've caught him telling his male friends how good it is!

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

(Posted on 2/12/2011)
It does work! I'veReview by Irina K.
It does work!
I've been having great problems with hair ingrowth since 18. I have tried so many things. All in vain until this toner.
Actually I didn't expect it will help me, but gave it a try. After the first bottle is finished I can undoubtly say - the problem exists but it is waaay better. I saw the effect after about a month.

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

(Posted on 9/15/2010)
This is theReview by Melissa E.
This is the best BHA toner I've used thus far. Sure,it may not be as aggressive as some salicylic acid toners,but gentle is a better way to go. I have been dealing with acne for many years now,and I've used my fair share of acne products.When I first started trying to fix my skin issues I'd use potent and harsh stuff thinking it would help that much more.I wish I had known sooner that my original thinking was false. Harsh burning products do more harm than good. SN's BHA toner can be used twice a day on your face without discomfort,though you may have to work up to that frequency if you've never used a BHA before.If you start to break out a little bit upon initial use,DON'T freak out. My face developed a bunch of tiny whiteheads when I started using it,but that is called skin purging.My skin looks a lot better after using this beyond the initial breakout.Highly recommended!

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Red Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 6/28/2010)
I've tried usingReview by Audris T.
I've tried using this the last month on the milia seeds on my eyelid (dabbing it with a cotton bud soaked with some BHA)... 1 of the seeds has fallen off and the rest seem to have shrunk. Doesn't sting the eye as it's gentle enough. Happy with the product.

Using it on my Keratosis Pilaris on my upper arms as well, alternating it with AHA. Let's see how that works.

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

(Posted on 1/12/2010)
This product takesReview by Tessalina H.
This product takes a while to kick in so I wanted to wait before leaving a review. For certain areas it can take up to a week or two to show its full effect. I have used the product after plucking and it helps keep redness away. It is even great for underarm irritation after shaving. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle but the small amount lasts if you use it carefully.

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Black Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Black Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 11/15/2009)
No more razorReview by Sarah B.
No more razor bumps or ingrown hairs! This stuff is amazing! I've tried other, more expensive products before but this one actually works and it's a bargain!!

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

(Posted on 6/25/2009)
it feels goodReview by barbora g.
it feels good on my skin,but the package is small,so i

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Oily

(Posted on 5/6/2009)

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