Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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4.5

17 reviews

82%
would repurchase
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Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use. This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. The formula is further supported with inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits. Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. This pH of this formula is approximately 3.6. Glycolic Acid has a pKa of 3.6 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic. Note: While exfoliating acids can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids. Please refer to NIOD's Non-Acid Acid Precursor for such a reference. Skin Concerns: Dullness, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven tone and texture.

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5.0
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11 days ago

I love this toner. I have to say, it's strong, so I don't use it every day, but aim for a couple times a week, or I'll use it and splash it off a little while later. (It does leave my skin feeling...

About reviewer (392 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen



5.0
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18 days ago

I was hesitant to use this on my dry skin, fearful it would be drying and cause sensitivity, but wow, it impresses! It really smoothed out the skin, and in my case helped tremendously with...

About reviewer (74 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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2 months ago

I like to use this on nights where I'm using retin a and not an aha serum. Because of the retin a making my skin peel I like to rotate. That way I don't strip my skin. Also I think it helps me have...

About reviewer (941 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairSilver, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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2 months ago

This works well for me as a prep for my rosacea treatment of Finacea foam. I read online that aha pretreatment helps with the efficacy of the azelaic acid. Some days it can sting for a few minutes...

About reviewer (112 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


4.0
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3 months ago

my mom suggested me to use this at the first time it was itchy i dontknow why but it cleared my skin I am really happy

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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3 months ago

I am a man with fair, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, using this toner as an aftershave. I use it to restore the acidic pH of my skin surface after using shaving cream, which is alkaline. I also...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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3 months ago

This is a very strong toner - the only thing I would say is that you have to be sure your skin is ready for it and don't go overboard. The only reason why I am rating it 4 stars instead of 5 is...

About reviewer (149 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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3 months ago

I would consider this mild enough for daily use, but to be fair, I have been using AHAs for years, my skin is generally dry and dehydrated, not sensitive. A nice alternative to Pixi's, great price...

About reviewer (246 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 months ago

I would like to point out that I use a wide range of ordinary tea products, but I was missing the glycolic acid tonic. I bought The Ordinary's tonic, because I don't like the physical exfoliant,...

About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 months ago

For years, I've used cycled through a variety of "brightening" and "exfoliating" toners including those from Pixi, Aveda and Clarins (their Gentle Exfoliating Toner was gentle but effective; sadly,...

About reviewer (1544 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown



5.0
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11 days ago

I love this toner. I have to say, it's strong, so I don't use it every day, but aim for a couple times a week, or I'll use it and splash it off a little while later. (It does leave my skin feeling...

About reviewer (392 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen



5.0
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18 days ago

I was hesitant to use this on my dry skin, fearful it would be drying and cause sensitivity, but wow, it impresses! It really smoothed out the skin, and in my case helped tremendously with...

About reviewer (74 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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2 months ago

I like to use this on nights where I'm using retin a and not an aha serum. Because of the retin a making my skin peel I like to rotate. That way I don't strip my skin. Also I think it helps me have...

About reviewer (941 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairSilver, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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2 months ago

This works well for me as a prep for my rosacea treatment of Finacea foam. I read online that aha pretreatment helps with the efficacy of the azelaic acid. Some days it can sting for a few minutes...

About reviewer (112 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


4.0
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3 months ago

my mom suggested me to use this at the first time it was itchy i dontknow why but it cleared my skin I am really happy

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown




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