Following the basic CTM routine has saved my skin from cystic acne and textured skin. Using toner that is suitable for one’s skin type is a gamechanger in the skincare routine. The watery texture of toner helps is better penetration of skin friendly ingredients. I have been using Plum 3% PHA Toner with Blueberry for few weeks.
Price: Rs.420/- for 150ml
Accumulation of dead skin cells & impurities clog your pores which can lead to nasty breakouts. This PHA toner helps to gently exfoliate & balance your skin, refine your pores and tone your skin. The result: Clear and breakout-free skin that feels smooth, looks bright and makes you happy!
3% PHA (Gluconolactone), 5-fruit natural AHAs (ft. Blueberry, Sugarcane, Orange, Lemon & Sugar Maple), 1% Niacinamide and Tartaric Acid, Papaya & Guava Extracts, get together in this superpowered toner that helps smoothen, clarify and glow-up skin.
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Gluconolactone, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide (1%), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Blueberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Sodium Citrate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa (Saxifrage) Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Tartaric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Panthenol, Sodium Gluconate.
How to use
Take a few drops on your palm or a cotton ball and gently dab on cleansed face & neck. Let the toner air dry. Follow it up with a serum / moisturizer and SPF in the day. Use twice a day. Always do a patch test.
Layering & pairing
This PHA toner can be used with Vitamin C, Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid Serum. We recommend not layering with Retinol Serum.
My Skin Type
Oily, textured and Acne-Prone Skin.
My Experience with Plum 3% PHA toner with blueberry
Right after cleansing my face, I take little toner on my palm and apply it all over face and neck. It gives instant hydration and gets absorbed instantly without sticky feeling. I use it in my both AM and PM routine. The PHA toner smoothened my textured skin with a week.
With regular use my dehydrated skin is hydrated. I can definitely see a change in my fresh acne marks, it has faded a bit. In case of old acne marks, it needs prolonged usage.
When used with Vitamin C serum, it removes tan and makes skin plump and glowy. It never made my skin oily, infact it balanced my sebum production to some extent. The toner as a stand alone product doesn’t work on large pores.
It has prevented blackheads and clogged pores excellently. My skin looks clear and supple whenever I use this toner.
- Hydrates the skin
- Prevents blackheads and clogged pores
- Fades fresh acne marks
- Gently exfoliates and makes skin smoother
- Suits sensitive skin
- Works on excess sebum production to some extent
- Doesn’t cause purging
- Takes time to work on old acne marks
- Not effective on large pores
The Plum PHA toner helps in reducing clogged pores and pustules. With regular use it improves skin texture and appearance of acne marks. It can be combined with few other actives for better result. Great for beginner who is just starting out with actives in their routine.
FAQ on Plum 3% PHA toner with Blueberry
- Can I use PHA toner every day?
Yes. PHA toner can be used every day.
- Is PHA better than AHA?
PHA skin products gently exfoliate sensitive skin, without disturbing the moisture levels. So, it is better than AHA for those with sensitive skin. Both AHA and PHA have their usage and benefits.
- Can I use vitamin C with Plum PHA Toner?
Yes. It is safe to use Vitamin C along with PHA.
- Does PHA cause sun sensitivity?
PHAs won’t increase your skin’s sun sensitivity and can improve photoaging caused by UV damage.
- Does Plum PHA toner remove acne scars?
Yes, it works on fresh acne marks. Old acne scars take time to show results.