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.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 60 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

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This product should not be used on face or neck unless skin is acclimated to Vivant’s Exfol-A™ serum. Begin usage every other day and build up to once or twice daily. Apply a dime-size amount over the entire area (no spot treating). Allow product to dry for a few minutes before applying other additional products or makeup. Minimize sun exposure while using this product and apply sunscreen daily. Refer to TIPS FOR BEST USE for detailed directions.

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Skin immediately starts to repair. When used daily, skin will take on rosy glow. Benefits can be seen in less than two weeks. Mild irritation and light flaking is normal. If excessive irritation develops, skip a few days and restart every other day.
Retinyl Propionate (Vitamin A): 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: Brightens 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: Promotes rehydration in skin.

Niacinamide: A water-soluble form of Vitamin B with firming effect and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Use a Vivant toner or Daily Repair Pad before application to enhance absorption into skin. 

  • Do not use on the face and neck unless acclimated to Exfol-A™. 

  • Your skin will pass through a conditioning phase with any of the vitamin A skin conditioners. If excessive drying, redness or peeling occurs during the first two or three weeks, skip treatment for a day or two, then restart slowly. However, if skin shows no reaction, increase the rejuvenation program to twice daily, or graduate to a stronger Vitamin A skin conditioner. You should experience some peeling every week. This will tell you that your program is working. 

  • Normal or Combination Skin 
Start using a Vitamin A Propionate skin conditioner every other night for the first week to ten days, then gradually increase your Vitamin A Propionate skin conditioning program to twice daily. 

    • Sensitive or Dry (Arid) Winter Skin Conditions 
    Individuals with dry skin are will likely experience the greatest skin smoothing benefits from regular use of a Vitamin A Propionate skin conditioning lotion, but should start the skin conditioning program very gradually. Begin with one application of Exfol-A Forté™ once 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 Conditions 
      You may be able to start right off with using the Vitamin A Propionate skin conditioning lotion once a day. Once skin acclimates, you may begin applying Exfol-A Forté™ twice daily. Because your natural oil flow creates a film that slows the effects of the Vitamin A, the program can be stepped up more quickly.

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 21 reviews

        Exfol-A Forté


        I use it every night


        I have been using this product for years and would not be without this in my skin care regime!

        Vivant is the best product line ever!!

        I’ve been using this for years and can’t imagine being without it!! I worked up to the Forte and will continue to forever! If your looking for a product line that will give you results... VIVANT is your answer! I’m almost 60 and people tell me I look 40 all the time!


        Game changer! Blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles, dark spots, scaring, blackheads, whatever your concerns. This is the fixer. Can't stop talking about this product. Even started putting it on my husband (really didn't want to share)but wow, saw a big difference. Don't pass this one up!!