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18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum

A must-have exfoliating serum that incorporates 5 types of acids – AHAs and BHA, to exfoliate all the layers of your skin to give an even-toned and smooth textured skin. It is loaded with propylene glycol to keep skin moisturised & hydrated and less irritated during application

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    AHA & BHA - Exfoliating Serum
    18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum
    18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum
    18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum
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    Why to use Exfoliating skin serum
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    Why is this different?

    AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum contains Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid and Salicylic Acid. This aha bha serum deeply exfoliates all layers of skin giving even-toned and smooth textured skin. The process of chemical peeling allows AHA & BHA serum to go deeper into the skin layers and⁣ the propylene glycol ensures that the skin is less irritated during application and keeps moisturized.

    How Does it Work on the Skin?

    • 18% AHA works on exfoliating dead skin cells and dirt from the dermis to the epidermis of the skin to give an immediate smooth texture
    • 2% BHA works on deep exfoliation and cleansing of the pores

    How to use?

    1. Apply evenly on clean and dry skin, avoiding eye area, and leave on for no more than 10 minutes. 
    2. Wash off with cold water and follow up with a hydrating serum and moisturiser.
    3. Using sunscreen is a must while using this product
    4. It is recommended  NOT to use more than twice a week.


    DECONSTRUCTING 18% AHA + 2% BHA(Salicylic Acid) - Exfoliating Serum

    Lactic Acid: Lactic Acid is similar to glycolic acid in structure but bigger in size and thus helps in superficial exfoliation of the epidermal skin layers and also acts as an excellent moisturiser by the virtue of it being naturally present in the skin's natural moisturising factor
    Dermatol Surg. 2005 Feb;31(2):149-54

    Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid is smallest and simplest
    AHA in terms of chemical structure and penetrates into the dermis to exfoliate the deeper layers of the skin
    Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013 Nov 11;6:281-8

    Tartaric Acid: Tartaric acid is a naturally-occurring crystalline organic acid found in many plants. Apart form being an exfoliant, it is also an anti-oxidant and when broken down mimics skin’s own ceramides
    Molecules. 2018 Apr 10;23(4):863

    Malic Acid: It works as a gentle exfoliant to improve skin’s texture while promoting cell regeneration
    Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 Aug;11(8) 21-28. PMID: 30214663; PMCID: PMC6122508

    Salicylic Acid/ BHA: This is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that exfoliates the deeper pores to remove dirt, oil and dead cells.
    Journal of Dermatological Treatment (1996)7, 93-96

    Lactococcus Ferment Lysate: This probiotic helps to maintain the normal skin microbial flora and helps to maintain the skin barrier system
    Exp Dermatol. 2010 Aug;19(8):e1-8

    Propylene Glycol: A humectant that helps to replenish  skin by attracting moisture from the environment and helps reduce irritation by keeping the skin instantly moisturised
    Critical Reviews in Toxicology, April 2013, issue 4, pages 363-390

    Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract: An excellent anti oxidant and also an excellent astringent. It has soothing & moisturising properties that calm skin irritation and reduce redness
    Dermatol Ther. 2013 May-Jun;26(3):267-71

    Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin: A combination of skin-softening, antimicrobial and a preservative required to keep the serum fresh and free from any microbial growth
    Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):281-8

    Xanthan gum, Guar Gum:  Moisturising and thickening agent, and a texture enhancer
    Int J Toxicol. 2016, Vol. 35(Supplement 1) 5S-49S

    EDTA: A chelating agent that binds with unwanted trace elements in the and also other ingredients from causing unwanted changes to a product’s texture, odour, and/or consistency
    Int J Toxicol. 2002;21 Suppl 2:95-142

    Triethanolamine: A pH balancer and emulsion stabiliser and is completely safe to use
    Int J Toxicol. 2013 May-Jun;32(3 Suppl):59S-83S


    Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Lactic acid, Glycolic acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Tartaric acid, Malic acid, Salicylic acid, Guar Gum, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, EDTA


    18% AHA + 2% BHA are exfoliants needed to be used upto twice or thrice a week only. Since they are utilised as the first step, you can use it with other serums to reap its benefits.

    For a super hydrated and even toned skin
    Use with Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum - 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide for instant brightness and moisture. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum - 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Follow up with Deconstruct Hydrating Serum 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide for best results.

    For skin that is free of acne and marks
    Use with Deconstruct’s Breakout Control Serum - 3.3% Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate to treat acne and scars. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum - 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Follow up with Deconstruct’s Breakout Control Serum - 3.3% Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate as a spot treatment for best results.

    For skin that is radiant, smooth and even toned
    Use with Deconstruct’s Brightening Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 0.3% Alpha Arbutin for added brightness. Leave the Deconstruct Exfoliating Serum - 18% AHA + 2% BHA on for 10 minutes and wash off. Apply 2-3 drops of Deconstruct’s Brightening Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 0.3% Alpha Arbutin onto dry skin. Use your fingertips to spread it evenly across your face until absorbed.


    1. Patch testing prior to use is advised
    2. Best suited for individuals above 21 years of age
    3. Discretionary use during pregnancy


    This face serum best suits people with

    • Oily skin
    • Normal skin
    • Combination skin


    Use this face serum, if your concerns are

    • Blackheads
    • Whiteheads
    • Oil Control
    • Uneven skin tone



    Where do we ship to?

    We ship to almost every city in India. We do not offer an international shipping option currently, but we hope to offer it in the future.

    How long does an order take to process?

    We try to process the orders within 24 working hours, in most cases we try to fulfil the order within 3 working days, but please allow us 7 working days to fulfil the order. Order delivery time may vary during peak periods(after/during product launches, holidays and special promotions)

    How long does it take to ship?

    We ship all confirmed orders within 24 working hours. You will receive an email once your order is shipped with your tracking number. We work as hard as we can to try to meet your expectations, but sometimes there may be delays – e.g. because of postal/carrier delays, logistics, bad weather, or things out of our control.

    How can you track your order?

    Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive an email with your tracking information.


    You can cancel your orders by writing to us on our Email ID – or please call us on 080-471-05772 (Monday to Friday, 10AM to 7PM & Saturday 10AM to 4PM)and we will help you in cancelling the order.

    How will I receive the refund for my cancelled order?

    For prepaid orders, money will be returned to the bank account/credit/debit card or where the payment was made within 7 business working days.We will be able to credit to the original method of payment,we cannot refund to another alternative card.

    Please Note: Orders can only be cancelled before they are shipped.

    Returns and Refund

    Thank you for shopping at The Deconstruct. We have made all our products with utmost care and deep scientific knowledge with an understanding of most skin types. If you are still not completely satisfied with a purchase, please reach out to us and we will put all our efforts to help you.

    We offer refund / replacement only in following cases:

    1. Wrong product delivered
    2. Expired product delivered
    3. Damaged product delivered – Physical damage/ tampered product or packaging.
    4. Missing product

    Step 1 – Raise a request within 2 days from the date of delivery through Email – or on Whatsapp at +919398249040 with the pictures of the issue
    you are facing and your order ID.

    Step 2 – Allow us 48 working hours to review your request.

    Step 3 – On reviewing your request, we will send our courier partner to collect the product delivered to you.

    Step 4 – After your product(s) is received, we will verify it and initiate the replacement or refund accordingly.

    Under what conditions return/ replacement requests will not be accepted?

    • Opened/used/altered products.
    • Original packaging (mono cartons, labels, etc.) missing.
    • The return/replacement request is generated after 2 days from the date of delivery.
    • The damaged/ missing product is reported after 2 days from the date of delivery.
    • Update received as product delivered but product not received and if reported after 24 hours from the time of delivery.


    1. I have never used exfoliation serum before. Is it safe for me to use it?
      Yes, suitable for all skin types. It is always advisable to start with a patch test before using it.
    2. Can I use Exfoliating Serum twice a day, daily?
      Exfoliating serum contains AHA & BHA & shouldn't be used more than twice a week.
    3. Does aha bha serum reduce pigmentation?
      Yes, this serum helps in reducing dark spots, tanning and pigmentation.
    4. How long do I need to use exfoliating serum to see the results?
      Exfoliating serum should be used for 4-6 weeks religiously to see the best results. It is advisable to use this serum for not more than 2 times a week.
    5. Is exfoliating serum safe to use for a pregnant and/ or a lactating/ nursing mother?
      Since exfoliating serum has a lot of actives, hence, it has a discretionary use during  pregnancy.
    6.  Can exfoliating serum be used twice a day?
       It is not advisable to use the exfoliating serum more than twice a week.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 61 reviews
    Shivangi Singh
    Works fine

    The skin feels smoother after application but a little irritated too. I don't know if that's for all AHA BHA products or just this one. But i didn't have any breakouts so will probably keep using.

    Ruhi Begum
    It gave me breakouts

    This serum gave me more breakouts although I used weekly once, I gave it a break and after a month again used this same happened after that I have used this on body to finish the bottle. From deconstruct I have used 4 serums, 2 face washes all worked well for me except this one.

    Sonam Sareen
    Never received the order

    Never received order and they are asking me to review it. Who did you deliver the order? To Satan?

    Tejaswee V
    Works great

    Improves the skin texture and skin feels soft and great

    Akshay Shete
    Excellent composition

    Very gentle exfoliant. Right composition of the ingredients make it more efficient. It worked for melasma and skin texture issues wonderfully. Delivery and tracking system could be better. Thank you.

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