Smoothing Cleanser
Cleanse Routine

Smoothing Cleanser

AHA & BHA Wash Foam (50ml)

Our Smoothing Cleanser but just a wee bit smaller so that it comfortably fits into your hand luggage. Enriched with lactic acid (LHA) and fruit acid (AHA) this soft foaming cleanser gently removes the dead cells on the surface of your skin, thereby stimulating the production of new cells. It helps clear your skin of dirt and impurities so that it can be its most radiant self no matter where in the world you are.



50 mL

Formulated for every skin type

Lasts 4 – 5 weeks with daily use

Key Ingredients

Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid

How to use

Using our Smoothing Cleanser is super easy and quick; even the busiest bees will find time to incorporate it into their lives. All you need to do is apply it twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening – and make sure to follow these steps:

  1. First, wash those hands so that we can start with a clean slate.
  2. Moisten (sorry about the choice of words) your face with lukewarm water.
  3. Push two pumps of the Smoothing Cleanser into the palm of your hand and gently massage your face but avoid your eyes and mouth.
  4. Let it rest for a minute or two. Meanwhile, you can brush your teeth, stare into your own eyes or, as we prefer, awkwardly dance in front of the mirror. Your skin might start to tingle or turn red. That’s completely normal as it’s not yet used to the cleanser. Just wash everything off and continue with the next step. You’ll get more time to practice your dance moves as your skin adapts to the process.
  5. Rinse off with water and gently dry your face. We recommend using a towel specifically and exclusively for your face to minimize bacteria.
  6. Apply our Day Shield to protect your skin from the sun and other harmful environmental influences. Of course, you can also use other broad-spectrum sunscreens, but in our entirely unbiased opinion, we believe that your skin will love our Day Shield as it’s filled to the brim with beneficial ingredients and nutrients.
  7. Finally, your skin is ready and prepared for whatever may come its way. Also, If you want to wear makeup, you can go ahead and do so now.

In the evening, you only need to follow steps 1 to 5 as no sunscreen is needed, but if you wear makeup during the day or evening, you should always remove it before starting your skincare routine. As mentioned above, you might experience a tingling sensation at the beginning. If this becomes too strong or unpleasant, wash the foam off. In time, your skin will get used to the cleanser, and the tingling will cease. Once that is the case, you can leave it on for longer but should always wash it off after three minutes. Consumers prone to acne might notice an increase in breakouts at the beginning. That’s because the skin is being cleansed of dirt and impurities, but as you continue using the Fruit Acid Wash Foam, these breakouts should disappear. Similarly, you might experience a slight feeling of dryness the first few times you use the cleanser, but that’s just your skin getting rid of the dead cells, so again, completely normal. On a time crunch? Take the cleanser into the shower with you and let it work its magic while you take care of the rest.



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Does the fruit acid wash foam remove my make up?

No, if you wear make-up, you must first remove the make-up, ideally with a cleansing milk. Then use the Fruit Acid Wash Foam.

Has it been tested on animals?

No, we love our furry friends so none of our products are tested on animals.

What are Fruit acids and which fruit acids are the best?

Fruit acids belong to the alpha hydroxy acids, which are also called AHA. There’re a lot of different fruit acids. For examples glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid and tartaric acid. Our favorite fruit acids are of course the glycolic acid and the lactic acid. Already Cleopatra knew about the effects of them. That’s the reason why she always took a bath in fermented donkey milk to get softer and more beautiful glowing skin. This is the reason why we included both into our Fruit Acid Wash Foam.

Where do fruit acids come from?

There are different forms of fruit acids. One of them (our personal favorite) is glycolic acid. It originally comes from nature. So glycolic acid comes from grapes or from sugar cane. Lactic acid originally comes from milk, and lactic acid is abbreviated in English as LHA . Yes, it is also suitable for vegans. Because the lactic acid is no longer obtained from the milk, but with the knowledge from nature provided as a molecule.

Is it vegan? Is it lactose-free?

Yes, it is vegan. But all products are, because the lactic acid is a molecule and does not come from a dairy product. We just use what we know from nature. And it's lactose-free because lactose is the milk sugar and has no place in cosmetic products.

Can the Dr Liv Fruit acid foam be used against acne?

Yes, sure. It supports the skin in the fight against acne and pimples. Because it removes the dead cells on the skin surface…everything in the depth might come out…..but just in the beginning….it is perfect in combination with your dermatology acne treatment. Because it removes the dead skin cells on the surface, in the beginning all the “garbage” can come to the outside. But then you will get a more cleaner and smoother fine pored skin.

Is it suitable for young teens?

Absolutely! It helps to get the dead cells away from the surface of our skin. However, it is possible that everything under the skin can come to the surface within the first 2 weeks, but it cleans it perfectly.

Can the Fruit acid foam be used as a man?

Sure…of course! It even helps to prevent or eliminate ingrown hair, as it removes the dead skin cells on the skin surface. This leads to ingrown hair. You can use it while taking a shower or while brushing your teeth.

Is the fruit acid wash foam good against ingrown hair?

Yes, the Fruit Acid Wash Foam removes the dead skin cells on the skin surface. This leads to ingrown hair.

How often should I use the foam?

Every day in the morning and in the evening, ideally while brushing your teeth. And never in the morning without sun protection.

Why is lactic acid included in the foam?

Now you know why Cleopatra took a bath in fermented donkey milk...because of the lactic acid LHA (lactic acid)...which gently removes the dead cells on the surface of the skin.

Can I use the fruit acid wash foam while suffering from rosazea?

Yes, but maybe not frequently in the beginning. Also don’t leave it on, just rinse it off in the beginning. Start to use the foam maybe every third day than you get trained..than every second day than every day and than twice a day. Yes, it might tingle, but this will go as soon as you are “trained”. But talk to your Dermatologist first.

Can I use it for perioral dermatitis?

Please only in consultation with your dermatologist.

Why should I use a foam with fruit acid?

It helps to get rid of dead skin cells and helps you to get a smoother skin.

Can I use the fruit acid foam while having a sensitive skin?

Yes but than get “trained”. What I mean? It might tingle a bit or you get red in the beginning, this means your skin need to be trained. Use it than maybe every 2nd day than every day and than 2 per day. In the beginning rinse it off immediately. Just if you feel comfortable you can start leaving it on while brushing your teeth. You will see, your skin becomes thicker, stable, fine pored and smoother very soon. But use UV protection every day too (UV Day Shield).

What is fruit acid?

Fruit acids belong to the group of alpha hydroxy acids, also known as AHA for short. In English, fruit acids are therefore called alpha hydroxy acid. Fruit acids include a large group of different fruit acids. These include glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid and tartaric acid.

Will my skin become thinner by using fruit acids AHA?

No, because the skin keeps producing new cells from bottom to top, until we die. If the dead cells are taken away, this happens even faster. We call this «sport» or « exercise» for your skin.

Can it be that my face feels drier at the beginning?

Yes, because the dead cells are taken away and you feel this as dryness at the beginning. But it is the dead cells that go away. After a few days you are "trained" and you don't feel the "soreness" anymore.

I feel a tingling sensation and my face is a little red at the beginning, is that normal?

Yes totally. The fruit acids can tingle at the beginning and make your face red for a short time, like the muscle soreness during sports. This goes away after several applications. If you are too unsure, then don't leave the foam on, but wash it off right away and/or use it every 3 days at the beginning, then every 2 days and then every day. Then you will be trained and you will not feel anything.

In the beginning I felt a tingling sensation, now I don't. Doesn't it work anymore?

It's like in sports. First you feel the soreness, after a while of training you are trained and nothing hurts. Same with the foam. At the beginning it may tingle slightly, after that you are well trained -not used to it. So it still works, don't worry.

Can I get more pimples in the beginning?

Yes, but don't get nervous. The dead cells are taken away at the surface and the production is boosted, so at the beginning everything comes up from the depth. But after a while, your skin becomes finer and smoother.