Updated formula: We have recently changed the BHA source in this product. It now contains a highly concentrated natural Willow bark which is the pure unmetabolised form of salicylic acid. 



Benefits: We have combined 1.5 % pure willow bark extract with 5% Gluconolactone to create a gentle exfoliating product to help address blemishes, blackheads (open comedones), excessive oil production, inflammation, pigmentation and rough skin texture. Salicylic acid could be both preventative and corrective treatment for congestion, blemishes and blackheads. 

Gluconolactone is an antioxidant (free radical scavenger) polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that has the ability to deliver superior hydration as well as  gentle exfoliation without sun sensitivity.



Suitable for: This powerful duo is especially beneficial for pigmented and congested skin.  This is NOT a pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly product.



Directions: Apply with a cotton pad avoiding lip and eye area. To avoid over-exfoliation, use up to three times a week, day or night.  Use a broad spectrum SPF protection in the day. For external use only. If you have broken or swollen skin you should probably avoid acids altogether. Do not use if allergic to aspirin or if pregnant or breastfeeding. Always perform a patch test on your neck before a full face application. 


NOTE: If you have tried skincare products or over the counter products for several weeks but your skin isn't getting any better, or your spots are becoming much worse and affecting other additional body areas, or starting to scar and affecting your mental health it is important to seek medical help and book an appointment with your GP or dermatologist for prescription strength products.


Ingredients: Aqua, **Zemea Propanediol (Petroleum-free)**, **Gluconolactone, Diglycosyl Gallic acid, *Willow Bark Extract, **Betaine,**Allantoin, *Hibiscus Subdarifa L Extract, Sodium benzoate.


*Denotes Organic, **Denotes Ecocert

Alcohol and Fragrance free

pH ~ 4


Shelf life: 6 months from purchase date

Keep in a dark cool place


  • Zemea Propanediol - First petroleum free and ecocert diol. Very effective at addressing dehydrated skin without stickiness. 100% natural and biodegradable.


    Betaine - A multi-functional ingredient that acts as a humectant, anti-irritant and texture improver. Ecocert


    Allantoin - A wonderful humectant that promotes moisturised and soft skin. A powerful anti-irritant that works best for acne, dermatitis and dry skin.


    Salix Alba (willow bark) Extract - Salicylic acid is a type of beta hydroxy acid (BHA) found in the bark of the willow tree, and is derived from the metabolism of salicin – a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which can help calm inflamed, red skin.


    Gluconolactone - Gluconolactone is a Polyhydroxy acid and is found naturally in the skin and provides anti-aging and gentle exfoliating benefits without sun sensitivity. It is highly tolerated by skin conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea. It is also a superior humectant that demonstrates anti-oxidant benefits.


    Hibiscus extract - The AHAs found in hibiscus, specifically malic acid and citric acid, gently exfoliate and brighten the skin. They can also help with hyperpigmentation and skin clarity.


    Parcels typically ship from London within three days of purchase. Please allow five working days for deliveries in the UK, ten for EU orders and fifteen for deliveries to other Continents.

    We ship with Hermes (£4) or DPD (£6.50)  to all UK destinations. Hermes shipping is free with orders over £50.

    We ship with Hermes to most EU destinations and DHL extress to the rest of the world. Charges vary based on weight and destination. Shipping for EU orders is free when you spend over £100. Shipping for orders outside the EU  are free when you spend £150.

    All purchases outside the EU are subject to additional custom fees and charges, which A.Florence is not responsible for. A.Florence is also not responsible for any delays incurred due to international customs issues.


    At A. Florence we would like you to enjoy every aspect of your experience with us. If you are unhappy with your purchase we can offer you an exchange for a product that would suit you better. Alternatively we can offer a refund if you contact us by email within 14 days of delivery.

    We strive to respond within 48 hours. Please note we are closed on weekends and UK bank holidays.​

    T & C

    - If you change your mind and would like to cancel your an order immediately after placing it, we will oblige. However your refund is a subject to a 10% processing fee (that covers all stripe or paypal fees we will are charged in the process). 

    - Damaged items in transit are eligible for a full refund or replacement (send us your choice via email), if reported to office@aflorence.london within 48 hours of delivery.

    - Product received as a gift can be returned only for an exchange. Parcels must be securely wrapped, numbered & returned by a recorded delivery to: A.Florence Skincare at 44 Norland Square, London W11 4PZ, UK. Once the return has been processed you will get an email confirmation. Unfortunately refunds are only possible to the original card used at the time of purchase.

    - Shipping charges, international customs fees and taxes are not refundable.

    - No returns or refunds will be issued due to customs delays, holds, or duty fees beyond our control, nor for unclaimed packages.

    - We sent replacement of unclaimed parcels only if an additional shipping fee has been paid by the client.

    A. Florence reserves the right to change all the above T&C without a prior notice.