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BHA Exfoliating Serum S3

with 2% Salicylic Acid and Green Tea Extract

In stock - Vegan and cruelty-free - Free returns - Klarna pay later

  • Facetheory’s leave-on liquid exfoliator has been reformulated with 5% BHAs – 2% salicylic acid and now with 3% carnitine – to target acne, dead cells, wrinkles and fine lines while hydrating and nourishing skin.
  • The new key active ingredient is carnitine, a beta hydroxy acid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties proven to enhance skin hydration and help control sebum production.
  • Salicylic acid expedites skin cell renewal to reveal a softer and brighter complexion.
  • Green tea extract, an antioxidant rich in polyphenols, helps protect skin while chamomile, aloe vera and vitamin E soothe and condition.
  • Free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils. Vegan and cruelty-free. Made in the UK.
  • Facetheory products contain a high concentration of actives, so only a small amount is required per use.
  • Use on its own or underneath your favourite moisturiser.
  • A pro version of this serum is now available with glycolic acid. Find out more.
  • Do not use if under the age of 18 or if pregnant.

BHA Exfoliant Serum S3 with an enhanced formulation of 5% BHAs (salicylic acid and carnitine) to stimulate cell renewal while fighting acne, blackheads and whiteheads. Chamomile and green tea extracts soothe redness and troubled skin.

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Recommended for

Most skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin.

Active Ingredients
Carnitine
An amino acid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, carnitine enhances skin hydration and helps control sebum production.
Chamomile Extract (CO2)
A potent antioxidant that soothes tired skin. Contains a range of flavenoids including quercetin and apigenin. Our chamomile is extracted by carbon dioxide for high concentration.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea contains a range of polyphenols, which have proven antioxidant effects in protecting skin. The extract we use is a super-pure grade, giving a high percentage of epigallocatechin.
Salicylic Acid
A beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid helps regenerate skin cells and resurfaces your skin to leave it soft and bright.
Sodium Hyaluronate
The salt of hyaluronic acid, a skin humectant.
Vitamin E
A fat-soluble vitamin that hydrates your skin, leaving it feeling full and fresh. Facetheory vitamin E is derived from natural sources and contains alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols to fight toxins and reduce UV damage.
+Directions
Apply a few drops to clean, damp skin, concentrating on blemishes, fine lines, dark spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. Follow with your moisturiser. This product contains a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Test on a small area first. After your first full application, wait a day or two before starting regular use. Discontinue if irritation occurs. Do not use simultaneously with retinol products until you have seen how your skin responds to BHA. Do not use this product if you are allergic to aspirin. Do not use if under the age of 18 or if pregnant. Seek advice from your doctor.
+Ingredients
Aqua, propanediol (emollient derived from corn), butyloctyl salicylate, carnitine (BHA exfoliant), polyglyceryl-6 stearate (vegetable emulsifier), salicylic acid (BHA exfoliant), glycerin (humectant), chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract (active ingredient), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, polyglyceryl-4-oleate (olive oil derived emulsifier), tocopherol (natural vitamin E), cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose (stabiliser), glyceryl caprylate (emollient), sodium anisate (preservative from star anise), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), polyglyceryl-6 behenate (vegetable emulsifier), xanthan gum (rheology modifier), sodium hyaluronate (salt of hyaluronic acid).

This product is free from


Animal ingredients, benzalkonium chloride, benzophenones/benzophenone derivatives, bisphenol a (BPA), butoxyethanol, BHT, carbomer, coal tar dyes, -cones, ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), formaldehyde, hydroquinone, liquid petrolatum, methyl cellosolve, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, mercury, mercury compounds, mineral oil, oxybenzone, parabens, paraffin oil, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, polyethylene glycol (PEGs), resorcinol, siloxanes, sodium nitrite, sulfates, thimerosal, triclosan, triclocarban.

+Data
ColourOff white
pH3.5
ContainerAmber glass bottle with dropper that protects actives from UV light.
Rheology / GlideThin and silky. Easily absorbed. Non sticky.
Odour Hints of green tea.
Alcohol-free
Cruelty-free
Vegan
Paraben-free
Silicone-free
Sulphate / SLS free
+Shipping

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