THE ORDINARY GLYCOLIC ACID 7% TONING SOLUTION | PRODUCT REVIEW

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner Review
Happy New Month Beauties,

I was skeptical about getting this toner but I did have no choice as I did exhaust my Some by Mi Toner. After reading so many positive reviews on The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, I was convinced to try it.

The ordinary brand of DECIEM, is a very popular brand within the skincare community. The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form.

I shopped The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner from teeka4 website.

THE ORDINARY GLYCOLIC ACID 7% TONING SOLUTION PRODUCT CLAIM

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner Product Claim

Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 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.

WHAT’S IN THE ORDINARY GLYCOLIC ACID 7% TONING SOLUTION?

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner

This toning solution consist of 7% Glycolic Acid. 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.

PACKAGING

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner comes packed in a round 240ml  clear white bottle and screw top. It has an extra screw top like a pipette to dispense liquid.

Packaging is quite minimal.

CONSISTENCY

Toner is liquidy and runny. It absorbs quickly into your skin. It has a citrus like fragrance. The pH of this formula is approximately 3.6.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Glycolic acid: an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the surface of the skin.
  • Tasmanian Pepperberry: a botanical extract that reduces the irritation associated with acid use.
  • Aloe Vera and Ginseng: botanical extracts with soothing and radiance-boosting benefits.
  • Amino Acids (namely Aspartic acid, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid and Arginine): every amino acid has a different effect but to summarize: all of them together in this formula provide hydration, have healing properties and help improve the appearance of wrinkles by restoring collagen synthesis in the skin.

You can find the in-depth analysis of all the other ingredients here .

INGREDIENTS

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.

HOW TO USE

How to use the ordinary glycolic acid toner

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. 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.

The tricky part is adding this to your skincare regimen especially when skincare regimen consists of another brand. I’ll be taking this in my next post.

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.

DOES THE ORDINARY GLYCOLIC ACID 7% TONING SOLUTION LIVE UP TO ITS CLAIM?

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner Review

Yes! It’s over three months I’ve been using this toner and I can say yes, the ordinary glycolic acid 7% toning solution does live up to its claim.

I’ve had a not-too-good experience with the first The Ordinary product I used, that’s the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum and I did almost jump into conclusion on the ordinary brand. I’m glad i did not 😄

If this is your first time with glycolic acid or any direct acid, you will probably get a tingling sensation which is quite normal. On the other hand, if you get a burning sensation- you should discontinue use of product.

I did experience a tingling sensation for couple of weeks while using this as I had not used a product with this high percentage of glycolic acid.

After couple of uses, my skin texture improved, fine lines were also reducing and skin got smoother.

Glycolic acid does make your skin smooth, plump and hydrated with consistent use. And also, it gradually exfoliates dead skin cells and fade dark spots on your face and other parts of your body.

Combine this toner with a simple moisturizer which has no actives in it and your skin will thank you.

I’ll definitely stick to this as my go to exfoliating toner. I was so happy with this product as I purchased two new products from The Ordinary Brand.

I’ve read couple of blogs stating that this toning solution is a dupe to Pixi Glow Tonic. I wouldn’t say as I’m yet to try that. But I can definitely say The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is worth every hype. It’s a 10/10 for me.

Have you used The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner? Do you think it’s a dupe to Pixi Glow Tonic? What’s your favorite product from The Ordinary?

Please do leave a comment below ….

Haleemah Al-Sadiya ✨❤️

Haleemah Al-Sadiya

Haleemah Al-sadiya is a natural hair and skincare blogger living and working in Lagos. She works a 9-5 job whilst building her passion about sharing her natural hair journey, skincare regimen and also her experience in the beauty industry.

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