Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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4.2

9 reviews

78%
would repurchase
4.7/5
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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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a month 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 (11 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



5.0
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2 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 (1517 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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2 months ago

My go-to night time toner!

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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3 months ago

I’m trying to understand the hype. I’ve given so many products from The Ordinary a fair shot and most have left me feeling “meh”. Stand outs for me have been the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution...

About reviewer (1037 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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4 months ago

This stuff is amazing and cheaper version of the pixi one. Cant complain it does the job and cheaper too.

About reviewer (141 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 months ago

My holygrail. Wont go without it. The formulation stings abit and it dries your skin out, so alternate if you can

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBlack


4.0
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6 months ago

I’ve been using this for almost 2 years, every other day, just for the sake of “exfoliation”. I didn’t really think it did something significant until i changed my skin care routine recently. I...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 months ago

I absolutely love this toner! It is also an exfoliant and a bit strong so I wouldn't recommend using it everyday especially if you have sensitive skin like me (also eczema). I do use this a few...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Tan

HairBrown

EyesBrown


1.0
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8 months ago

This toner contains a high amount of fragrant rosewater extract and hexyl nicotinate can be a skin irritant and dilate blood vessels in the skin. I attmpted to find a low cost replacement for my...

About reviewer (1044 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown



5.0
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a month 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 (11 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



5.0
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2 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 (1517 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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2 months ago

My go-to night time toner!

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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3 months ago

I’m trying to understand the hype. I’ve given so many products from The Ordinary a fair shot and most have left me feeling “meh”. Stand outs for me have been the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution...

About reviewer (1037 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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4 months ago

This stuff is amazing and cheaper version of the pixi one. Cant complain it does the job and cheaper too.

About reviewer (141 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown




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