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Plainville Homestead Facial Toner 5% AHA Lactic Acid.

5% AHA Lactic Acid Facial Toner

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Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) have been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal, improving skin texture, diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles, and improving the appearance of dull, uneven skin tone. Physical exfoliants, such as scrubs, are often far too harsh to be used on our delicate facial skin.

Lactic acid is the considered gentler of the AHAs, best for those with sensitive skin or those new to using chemical exfoliants. It rejuvenates the skin by encouraging the shedding of old surface skin cells. This toner is formulated at 5% lactic acid with a bounty of skin goodies making up the rest of the toner to soothe and calm your skin.

Key Ingredients

+ Extracts of Manuka honey, helichrysum, and chamomile: anti-inflammatory, promote skin regeneration, soothe irritation
+ Cucumber hydrosol: refreshes and soothes skin
+ Blue Tansy oil: reduces redness, soothes irritation, full of antioxidants
+ Vitamins B3 & B5: strengthens skin barrier; evens skin tone, texture, and brightens; healing, soothing humectant
+ Allantoin: increases smoothness; promotes wound healing; soothing, anti-irritant; skin protectant

Those looking for a stronger exfoliation should consider the 5% glycolic acid toner.


Each full size facial toner will arrive in a convenient spray bottle.

4 fl oz | 118 mL

Limited sample size dropper glass bottles also available, 0.5 oz (15 mL).

The Ritual

After cleansing face, spritz cotton pad to saturate. Make it eco-friendly by using washable and reusable cotton rounds. Gently pat onto skin, avoiding mouth and eye areas. Do not rinse off. Use during evening skincare routine, as AHAs may increase sensitivity to sunlight. If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use. Do not use on broken skin. Store in a cool, dry place. External use only.

Recommended use of 1-3 times per week. Any tingling sensation will subside after a few minutes. Always perform a patch test on your hand or arm when trying a new product, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Follow up with a potion, facial oil elixir, or moisturizer. Apply your favorite SPF the next morning.

Need help figuring out how to layer your skincare? Learn here!


As with all new products, please test on a small patch of skin for any sensitivity or allergies to any of the ingredients.

SUNBURN ALERT: As this product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), this 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. 


Distilled water; cucumber hydrosol; lactic acid; glycerin; panthenol (vitamin B5); niacinamide (vitamin B3); chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract; allantoin; propanediol 1,3; sodium hydroxide (pH adjuster); gluconolactone (and) sodium benzoate; manuka honey extract; helichrysum (everlasting) flower extract; polysorbate 20; sodium phytate; tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil.

All products are handcrafted in small batches, sourced locally when possible, and working with trusted, reputable suppliers. Nearly all raw ingredients are USDA-certified organic or Ecocert approved.

Ingredients in bold are certified organic.

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