AHA + BHA 10% Charcoal Complex Serum

  • 48% reduction in oil production after 2 weeks
  • 95% said pimples were visibly reduced after 7 days
  • 90% agreed this serum helped prevent pimples

AHA + BHA complex 10% serum contains glycolic, lactic and salicylic acid with activated charcoal to visibly clear pimples. Use daily or to boost the results of a Skin Republic Face Mask.

Independent Study, Instrumental test of skin sebum level by using Sebumeter SM 815. Assessment of the comedogenic and acnegenic potential. 20 participants, D0, D1, D7, D14 twice daily application. Independent Consumer Questionnaire, 20 participants, 21 days of use.

How to use

Cleanse face. Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck. Wait for a minute for serum to absorb. For an intensive treatment apply a Skin Republic Face Mask over serum or follow with a moisturiser.

CAUTION: Patch test is essential. Apply a broad spectrum SPF while using the product and for a week thereafter. Can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from direct sunlight. Store in a cool, dry place at 5 - 25°C. Close lid tightly after use. Due to the activated charcoal the colour of the serum is black. When rubbed into skin it becomes transparent. Contains Salicylic Acid as Keratolytic agent. 9.5% AHA (glycolic, lactic) + 0.4% BHA (salicylic) + 0.1% tea tree oil and activated charcoal.

Key Ingredients

Activated Charcoal

An excellent skin purifier charcoal acts as a magnet to draw out dirt, oil and bacteria from the skin’s pores. Activated charcoal is so effective that its proven to adsorb 200 times its own mass.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Naturally derived from plant sources, the main benefit of an alpha hydroxy acid is its ability to exfoliate the skin. They essentially remove the “glue” from the upper layer of skin that holds onto the old, dead skin cells. By effectively removing that top layer of skin, the alpha hydroxy acids serve to help new skin grow. Revealing soft and silky smooth skin.

Salicylic Acid

This multifunctional ingredient addresses many of the systemic causes of acne. For decades dermatologists have been prescribing salicylic acid as a gentle exfoliant and anti-inflammatory. Salicylic acid s antimicrobial properties make it extremely effective at treating breakouts. It has the ability to penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate inside the pore as well as on the surface of skin, which makes it effective for reducing breakouts, including blackheads and whiteheads. It is also well documented salicylic acid can improve skin thickness, barrier function, and collagen production.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Capryloyl/Caproyl Anhydro Methyl Glucamide, Carbon, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Danie van Tonder
Clear Breakout

Excellent product, used twice a day on my face. I use 2 drops to cover my whole face, little sticky but absorbs in seconds without leaving any sticky residue.
Face started getting worse after using product for 6-7 days, but cleared up after that. Now on day 14 and my face is clear. I will recommend using this product to any one struggeling with breakout.