PHA Booster

Regular price $42.00

Algovital’s Be Smooth: PHA Booster is a gentle exfoliating serum that contains polyhydroxy acid (PHA), a gentle chemical exfoliant. It works by exfoliating and removing dead skin cells at a more gentle and slower pace than AHAs or BHAs, making it a great alternative for those sensitive to AHA and BHA exfoliants. It causes less irritation on the skin and helps to provide moisturizing benefits. This booster also contains Papaya Extract, which is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and carotenoids, helping to provide nutrients to make the skin moist and energized.

Size: 30 ml / 1.18 fl. oz.
All skin types.

Suitable for morning or night use
1. After cleansing and toning, dispense 1-2 pumps of this serum on your hand and spread it evenly onto your face.
2. Seal it in with a moisturizer of your choice.
3. If using it in the morning, remember to top it off with your favorite sunscreen!

PHA is a great alternative to AHAs and BHAs, the two big chemical exfoliants, for those with sensitive skin. PHA’s molecules are greater in size compared to the two, helping to exfoliate the skin more gently and with less irritation. The Papaya Extract in this product also helps to further keep the skin hydrated and energized, making it a great combination for those who wish to hydrate and gently exfoliate their skin at the same time, using a lightweight formula! 

1. Gluconolactone (0.2%) - A type of polyhydroxy acid (aka PHA) that helps to gently exfoliate the skin. It holds antioxidant properties and doesn’t cause the skin to be more sensitive to the sun. It not only helps to lift dead skin cells from the surface, but it also helps to moisturize and repair the skin barrier.

2. Carica Papaya Fruit Extract - Often used for the treatment of cuts, rashes, and burns. It holds antibacterial properties and is an effective and non-irritating exfoliant. Papain, an enzyme in Papaya, helps to remove exfoliate and remove impurities and dead skin cells. It can also help to fade scars and soothe sun damage.
3. Glycerin A humectant that helps to strengthen the skin's natural barrier and to increase penetration of other ingredients into the skin.

Full Ingredients. Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethylaurate/VP Copolymer, Gluconolactone (0.2%).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Gently Exfoliates

This product isn't harsh and its really good on days where your skin needs a little exfoliating. I love using this together with the Kakadu Booster - it brightens my skin!

Gentle but effective for sensitive skin

This liquid exfoliator works by gently slough off dead skin which is ideal for sensitive skin. After using this, my skin feels soft and not at all tight. I am currently using this on alternate nights, along with Skin&Lab Vit C serum with the Two Halves moisturiser in my daily routine. My skin is visibly brighter and hydrated. Thank you to the ladies at Sknedit! <3