Kiss dull, damaged skin goodbye.



The words “chemical peel in a bottle” were pretty much all VIOLET curators had to hear to get on board with the latest launch from Eighth Day. Consider the source–Dr. Antony Nakhla, skin cancer surgeon and founder of the clean science-backed line that is so popular we can hardly keep it on THE SHELVES. If the doctor himself was promising us an exclusive, meticulously-calibrated blend of clinical-strength glycolic and lactic acids to remove UV-damaged cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin, the only appropriate response fathomable was “send it over.”


Send it, he did, and it didn’t take long for VIOLET LAB to once again be reminded of what makes Dr. Nakhla’s formulas so covetable. Applying the Resurfacing Tonic to clean, dry skin, curators experienced a pleasant tingle and cooling sensation, followed by instant radiance. After weeks of consistent use as the step after cleansing and before serum, we began to see significant improvement in dark spots and rough, uneven skin. Even our hydration levels were boosted as this tonic cleared away the dead cells and debris, allowing our moisturizers to better penetrate. The VIOLET cohort was hooked, but as always, we needed confirmation from the Committee of Industry Experts before bringing it aboard.

“The Resurfacing Tonic combines the exfoliants lactic and glycolic acid with hydrating ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate. After one use, my skin was instantly smoother and brighter but not dry. As with all resurfacing products, I would definitely perform a patch test and ‘step’ up slowly to see how your skin tolerates it.”

—GINA MARI, Aesthetician

“As I get older, my skin needs a little extra exfoliation as it feels a little rough and dry. This tonic removes the unwanted texture, leaving my skin feeling smooth and clean.”

—MOLLY R. STERN, Makeup Artist

“A great option to use for dull skin and to decrease the visible appearance of pores.”

—DR. HEATHER D. ROGERS, Dermatologist


With the Committee just as impressed with this illuminating treatment as VIOLET LAB, Eighth Day’s Resurfacing Tonic is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.