Balancing ActTM

Exfoliating Acne Treatment Serum 1 fl oz / 30ml


This multi-tasking serum tackles acne’s different pathways to clear existing acne and prevent new acne formation. A power blend of L-Mandelic and Salicylic acid gently exfoliates, balances sebum production, reduces pigmentation and evens out skin texture. Sounds copacetic because it is.

What you need to know+
  • Delicately exfoliate
  • Regulate sebum production
  • Even your skin texture and reduce pigmentation
  • Balancing Act is a workhorse in your routine to get clear skin and keep it that way.
  • Dermatologist tested, non-irritating, fragrance free, essential oil free, cruelty free, vegan.

Smells like: Sweet nothings.

Feels like: A serum with a job to do.

Looks like: A clear, slightly viscous solution to all of your acne problems.

Who is it for: Formulated for acne-prone faces, but suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, dry, or mature skin.

Cool ingredients+

L-Mandelic acid: Comes from bitter almonds, and is the gentlest of AHAs. Mellow but mighty, it promotes cell turnover, fades pigmentation and stimulates collagen, with a much lower risk of irritation compared to other acids - ideal for even the most sensitive skins and all skin tones. Did we mention it’s also anti-bacterial? We are big fans!

Salicylic acid: Because it’s oil soluble, BHA not only exfoliates the surface of the skin but also dives deep into the pores to unclog and clear any congestion. Provides potent anti-inflammatory powers, and prevents new acne formation.

Lilac leaf cell culture extract: An all around powerhouse for acne prone skin. It helps to reduce inflammation causing bacteria and excess sebum production.

Silybum slymarin (milk thistle): Strong antioxidant that regulates sebum production, with a triplex of antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Licorice root: Well studied skin brightener that helps fade dark spots to even out skin tone, all the while reducing inflammation.


Full Ingredient List

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (0.5%) Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Mandelic Acid (L), Butylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Zinc PCA, Gluconolactone, Maltodextrin, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Azadirachta Indica Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate
Acne Edge+
The help of consistent and gentle exfoliation is much needed to keep acne at bay. Who better than Mandelic acid for the job? Its large molecular weight makes it penetrate the skin slowly. Read gentle and non-irritating. Plus it’s known for having brightening and antibacterial properties.
How to use+
After cleansing, pat two to three pumps on dry skin. Cover your entire face, avoiding the eye area, and don’t apply it like a spot treatment. Let it dry for a minute and follow with your moisturizer (and SPF if using in the morning). If your skin is sensitive, or not used to AHAs and BHA, begin slowly. Start with twice a week, then slowly work up to daily as needed. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use. Don't use if you are allergic to aspirin or its derivatives.
Clinically-proven results+
  • Clinically-proven to improve the severity and frequency of acne breakouts, as per expert skin grading by a board-certified dermatologist. 

Consumer perception results

  • 93% said their acne scars improved.
  • 87% agreed that the product improved the severity of their acne.
  • 87% saw less clogged pores.
  • 87 % saw an improvement in skin texture.
  • 87% saw a brighter and more even-toned complexion.
  • 87% said their skin appears healthier overall.
  • 96% agreed the Balancing Act serum was gentle and did not cause any irritation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Aly Cassata
A miracle worker!

This serum is incredible, it's helped to get rid of some super stubborn forehead acne/bumps as well as cystic acne I've been struggling with along my jaw line for ages - nothing has helped me improve my skin this year until I started using this entire product line - not diet, gut health, supplements, etc.

If you've been struggling with acne buy this you won't regret it!

Allie L.
Highest Praise

My skin knows when I've run out of product from you guys. The Soothe Operator is beyond compare, my face feels clean and renewed every wash! I was out of Balancing Act for a few weeks and I swear it was an instant change once I started using it again. Don't forget to ice!!

Summer hero!

I love this product! It has changed my skin texture - so soft and smooth! And having the consistency of good skin every morning when I wake up is a game changer!

Absolutely incredible!

Such an incredible remedy for my skin!!

The best acne serum!

I can't say enough good things about this acne treatment serum. It absorbs quickly, and it really works wonders. I've seen a huge improvement in my skin's texture and tone since I started using it, and I love that it's made with clean ingredients so I feel good about putting it on my skin.