AHA Dazzling Tonic FAQ

What are AHAs 

Our Tonic (toner) contains natural AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids). AHAs main job is to dissolve the bonds binding dead skin cells to the skin’s surface to reveal new, radiant skin, to give a smoother, brighter complexion alongside a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AHAs improve moisturisation and increase the production of collagen which helps with skin elasticity. AHAs are effectively a liquid exfoliant rather than a physical scrub. 

These natural AHAs in our Tonic are made up of 5 botanical extracts: 

  • Lactic Acid (Bilberry)
  • Citric Acid (Orange and Lemon)
  • Glycolic Acid (Sugar Cane)
  • Malic Acid (Sugar Maple)
  • Tartaric Acid (Sugar Maple)


Is AHA Dazzling Tonic suitable for sensitive skin? 

Yes, we’ve had this product tested by an independent testing house and they have confirmed that it is suitable for sensitive skin. 

Due to the AHAs in this product, you may feel tingling and redness when you first start using this product. If your skin is sensitive, dampen a cotton pad before applying the product, or use once a day so that your skin can adapt. 

Everyone’s skin is different however, so we recommend doing a small patch test before using this to check that it suits your skin. 


Can my child/teenager use AHA Dazzling Tonic?  

We do not advise our Dazzling Tonic for children. For teens with problematic skin, you can use this product on the area of concern - dampen the cotton pad with water, apply the tonic, then use on the area once a day in the evening. When using any new product, we recommend doing a patch test first. See here for how to patch test.  

What is this formulated without?

AHA Dazzling Tonic does NOT contain: Palm oil (including derivatives of palm oil); Petroleum; Silicones; Alcohol; Formaldehyde; PEGs; Sulphates; Artificial Dyes; Soy; Gluten; Parabens


Does this have added fragrance? 

We’ve formulated this product with no added fragrance because we understand how sensitive some skin types can be.


Does this product contain alcohol?

In the cosmetic world, when a product states that it is “alcohol free” it is referring to the formulation being free from Alcohol Denat / Ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which our AHA Dazzling Tonic is free from.

All other types of alcohol such as fatty alcohols (cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, etc.), preservatives such as Benzyl Alcohol should not be taken into consideration in this respect. Lucy Bee uses benzyl alcohol in some products. This is a broad-spectrum preservative system (it means it protects against bacteria, yeast and fungi) for personal care (combined to dehydroacetic acid). It meets COSMOS Organic standard and is effective in a wide pH range.


How should I store this?

We recommend storing AHA Dazzling Tonic with the lid on, in a cool, dry cupboard. We also recommend washing hands before using the products to avoid contamination.


How long will this product last?

Once opened, this has a shelf life of 12 months.

Is AHA Dazzling Tonic suitable for eczema sufferers?

Everyone is different so we wouldn’t like to say that this is 100% suitable for every eczema sufferer.

AHA Dazzling Tonic has been approved as suitable for sensitive skin so the ingredients are very gentle. However, if you are worried about using the products then we recommend trying a small patch test first before using properly.


I have acne/am prone to breakouts, should I use AHA Dazzling Tonic?

Obviously, everyone’s skin is very different so people may have different reactions to things. This product is part of our hydrating range and if you are worried then we recommend doing a small patch test before using the products properly.


Is AHA Dazzling Tonic suitable to use in pregnancy?

Yes, AHA Dazzling Tonic is suitable to use in pregnancy. If you have any concerns we advise checking with your healthcare practitioner.


Is this suitable if I have rosacea?

AHA Dazzling Tonic has been dermatologically approved for sensitive skin.

Lucy suffers from mild rosacea on her cheeks and one of the other team members suffers more seriously with it and they have found AHA Dazzling Tonic has really suited their skin and helped to calm and soothe it. It has also helped to keep the skin hydrated and it doesn’t trigger them to flare up or cause any irritation.

The range will help with hydration but of course everyone’s skin is different and if you have any concerns, we recommend doing a patch test first.

Does this product contain nuts?

Our AHA Dazzling Tonic does not contain nuts.


When should I do a patch test? 

When using any new product we recommend doing a patch test first. See here for how to patch test. 


What’s the packaging?

AHA Dazzling Tonic is recyclable packaging:
Frosted glass bottle
Aluminium screw top lid with EPE liner (remove this to recycle the lid)
FSC cardboard outer carton
FSC cardboard inner liner


Shop our AHA Dazzling Tonic here.

About Lucy Bee

Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.

Any information provided by us is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We always recommend referring your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.

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