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Exfol-A Forté

Exfol-A Forté

The most intensive of Vivant’s patented Vitamin A therapy treatments is an intensely transformative AHA cocktail formulated for superior exfoliating effect with less irritation.

Skin Type: Recommended for Oily, Acne-prone or resistant skin already acclimated to Vitamin A therapies.

Ideal for: Severe acne, sun damage, thicker skin on the back, chest, arms and backs of hands.

Size: 1OZ

$74.00
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What To Expect

What You’ll See

Advanced rejuvenation for skin acclimated to Exfol-A™ and further refinement in skin tone and texture for resistant acne cases. Increased firmness and lift, peeling away of impactions, smoother texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, more consistent tone. Benefits can be seen in less than two weeks. 

What You’ll Feel

Slight peeling or flaking and tingling sensation as skin acclimates is normal and indicates the product is working. If excessive drying, redness or peeling occurs during the first two or three weeks, skip treatment for a day or two, then restart slowly. 

What You Should Know

If skin shows no reaction, increase usage to twice daily, or move up to the next level of Vivant’s vitamin A therapy. You should experience some light peeling every week.

How To Use

Regimen Step: Three

Use following cleansing and toning steps, when skin is primed for optimum product penetration.  

Frequency: Up to twice daily - AM and/or PM. Begin usage every other day and gradually increase to daily application. (See skin type considerations below for more specifics.)

Method: Apply an even layer over the entire face (no spot treating). Allow serum to dry briefly before applying additional products or makeup to skin. 

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Considerations:

Normal or Combination Skin

Start using Exfol-A™ Forté every other night for the first week to ten days, then gradually increase to twice daily. 


Sensitive Skin, Arid or Dry Winter Climate Conditions

Begin with one application of Exfol-A™ Forté every third night through the second week. Increase to every other night for a further week, and nightly thereafter. Eventually, you may be able to use the program up to twice daily. 


Oily Skin or Hot Tropical Climate Conditions

Because your natural oil flow creates a film that slows the effects of the Vitamin A, the program can be stepped up more quickly. You may be able to start immediately using the serum once a day. As skin acclimates, begin applying Exfol-A™ Forté twice daily. 

Pro tips: 

Minimize sun exposure while using this product and apply sunscreen daily. 


Best for skin already acclimated to Exfol-A™.

Ingredients

Key Ingredients:

Retinyl Propionate: Developed and patented by Dr. James E. Fulton, the most effective non-prescription retinoid available. Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while protecting from further photo-aging and free radical damage.

Glycolic Acid: An amino acid naturally derived from sugar cane. Exfoliates skin and encourages cell renewal. Also helps lighten skin discoloration.

Salicylic Acid: Multi-functioning Beta Hydroxy Acid with exfoliating, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties. A key element in the treatment of acne, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and other skin ailments.

Citric Acid: This anti-oxidant Alpha Hydroxy acid regulates pH, encourages collagen production, softens skin and aids in moisture retention.

Kojic acid: Natural pigment inhibitor derived from mushrooms. Lightens skin and protects against sun damage.

Lactic Acid: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from fermented milk. Gentler than other AHAs. Exfoliates dead skin, encourages cell renewal, aids in regulating pH and acts as moisture binder.

Urea: An organic compound and product of protein metabolism. Promotes rehydration in skin.

Niacinamide: A water-soluble form of Vitamin B with firming effect and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

Alcohol Denat., Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Retinyl Propionate, Salicylic Acid, Kojic Acid, Citric Acid, BHT, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Glycine, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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J
J.T.
Not as hoped

Have used other retinol products for years successfully. This was highly recommended so excited to try. Burned going on... thought that would change over time but it didn’t. Face felt rough and so stopped using.

Thank you for your review.

We are sorry to learn that your are dissatisfied with Exfol-A-Forte.

Please be aware that we have different strengths of Vitamin A and Exfol-A-Forte is the most aggressive. Based on your age and your skin concerns, the best Vitamin A for you to start with would have been Derm-A-Renew.

Derm-A-Renew is a Vitamin A corrector with peptides, which reduce the reactivity caused by the Vitamin A and also promote collagen and elastin production.

G
G.L.
Face saver

VivAnt saved my face. When I started breaking out at the onset of COVID, I tried Drunk Elephant, Maelove, Lord Jones, random Ulta products and NOTHING was working. My acne was getting worse and I finally did some research. Thank God I found you on Google! I went to a certified VivAnt aesthetician and we went through some rough times (acclimation) but here we are back to clear skin!!!

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to learn that you are happy with your cleanser!

C
C.
The best my skin has ever looked

I am IN LOVE. Now 30, I started breaking out in 2nd grade. By 5th grade, I was on Accutane. My skin has been a journey - acne, large pores, uneven skin tone, reactive, rosacea, texture, oily, dry. It’s ebbed, and it’s flowed. I have tried all of the lotions and potions, spending lots of money, of course, in the process. Last Spring, my skin responded incredibly well to microneedling and a laser treatment and looked fantastic! Then, I had a reaction to mineral makeup. I have dealt with uncharacteristic texture and tiny breakouts in odd places for months now. After swapping my face products for my “baseline” products that I know do not break me out, my breakouts were not getting worse, but they also weren’t responding to anything. In less than a month, my skin has changed entirely; and that’s not a statement I throw around lightly. My skin has never felt as smooth or looked as even as it does right now. It has even allowed me to put off my Botox a bit longer, as it has helped to smooth the lines in my forehead! I am absolutely thrilled with this product thus far. I am a longtime Tretinoin user and did not experience any irritation whatsoever with immediate nightly use - even in conjunction with my Tretinoin. I already bought two as presents for family members! :) Praying that this stays a holy grail find!!!

B
B.S.
Exfol-A

I’ve been using Vivant for close to 20 years. I can’t live without it.

M
M.J.
Serum with serious results

Has real effectiveness in anti aging and this is my go to night serum. Be prepared to wake up with amazing skin. I can notice a difference if I forget to use it. This, the mandelic 15% serum and Rejuv RX are part of my routine.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
96%
(27)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
J.T.
Not as hoped

Have used other retinol products for years successfully. This was highly recommended so excited to try. Burned going on... thought that would change over time but it didn’t. Face felt rough and so stopped using.

Thank you for your review.

We are sorry to learn that your are dissatisfied with Exfol-A-Forte.

Please be aware that we have different strengths of Vitamin A and Exfol-A-Forte is the most aggressive. Based on your age and your skin concerns, the best Vitamin A for you to start with would have been Derm-A-Renew.

Derm-A-Renew is a Vitamin A corrector with peptides, which reduce the reactivity caused by the Vitamin A and also promote collagen and elastin production.

G
G.L.
Face saver

VivAnt saved my face. When I started breaking out at the onset of COVID, I tried Drunk Elephant, Maelove, Lord Jones, random Ulta products and NOTHING was working. My acne was getting worse and I finally did some research. Thank God I found you on Google! I went to a certified VivAnt aesthetician and we went through some rough times (acclimation) but here we are back to clear skin!!!

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to learn that you are happy with your cleanser!

C
C.
The best my skin has ever looked

I am IN LOVE. Now 30, I started breaking out in 2nd grade. By 5th grade, I was on Accutane. My skin has been a journey - acne, large pores, uneven skin tone, reactive, rosacea, texture, oily, dry. It’s ebbed, and it’s flowed. I have tried all of the lotions and potions, spending lots of money, of course, in the process. Last Spring, my skin responded incredibly well to microneedling and a laser treatment and looked fantastic! Then, I had a reaction to mineral makeup. I have dealt with uncharacteristic texture and tiny breakouts in odd places for months now. After swapping my face products for my “baseline” products that I know do not break me out, my breakouts were not getting worse, but they also weren’t responding to anything. In less than a month, my skin has changed entirely; and that’s not a statement I throw around lightly. My skin has never felt as smooth or looked as even as it does right now. It has even allowed me to put off my Botox a bit longer, as it has helped to smooth the lines in my forehead! I am absolutely thrilled with this product thus far. I am a longtime Tretinoin user and did not experience any irritation whatsoever with immediate nightly use - even in conjunction with my Tretinoin. I already bought two as presents for family members! :) Praying that this stays a holy grail find!!!

B
B.S.
Exfol-A

I’ve been using Vivant for close to 20 years. I can’t live without it.

M
M.J.
Serum with serious results

Has real effectiveness in anti aging and this is my go to night serum. Be prepared to wake up with amazing skin. I can notice a difference if I forget to use it. This, the mandelic 15% serum and Rejuv RX are part of my routine.