This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity.
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. 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 skin 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.
PH 3.50-3.70 | ALCOHOL-FREE | OIL-FREE | SILICONE-FREE | NUT-FREE | VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CRUELTY-FREE
HOW TO USE: Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than once per day. After cleaning, saturate a cotton pad with the formula and sweep across face and neck.
Do not use on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off. Continue with additional skin treatments as needed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration.
If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
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Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, Pca, Sodium Pca, Sodium Lactate, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Hexyl Nicotinate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Gellan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
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Best toner I’ve ever tried.
I love this toner. It’s become a must have. Since I’ve started using this toner almost a month ago I’ve noticed big improvements on my skin. My pores look smaller, my skin looks cleaner, smoother and brighter. I’ve even gotten comments about it from my partner. Also, let’s not forget the amazing prices of The Ordinary which makes it so affordable. I would recommend it 100% to friends and family without hesitation.
Incredibly effective, insanely affordable!
Been using this for years, it was one of my first Ordinary products. Size is generous, price is a steal, toner is gentle (no stinging, irritation, redness) enough for my face, neck and anywhere on body to help with oil, scars, blemishes, ingrowns, and general clarifying. Love it, and for the price everyone should have one at their sink!
I'm 45 and on my 3rd bottle
It makes my skin feel calm and smooth when I smooth this on after cleaning. I think my pores have become a bit smaller, but it's hard to tell. Because it's ph balanced, it doesn't sting or dry my skin out. I read somewhere that you can use this in between shower days before re-applying deodorant (I use a natural salt based roll on and this trick works like a charm to reduce bacteria before re-applicaiotn of deodorant. it's an 'off-market' trick that works wonders esp during the long days of covid...)
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
I have used it just a several times, so do not have a big experience , but I like how it makes my skin super smooth. I am not using it often in summer time.
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