The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution exfoliates and tones with 7% glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng, and tasmanian pepperberry. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in color seasonally and this color variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. 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.
- Glycolic Acid - an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin
- Tasmanian Pepperberry - helps reduce irritation associated with acid use
- Ginseng Root & Aloe Vera - promote visible radiance and soothing benefits
- Exfoliates the skin
- Refines skin texture
- Improves appearance of skin texture, radiance & visible clarity
- Recommended for oily, combination, normal skin types
- pH: 3.6
- Cruelty-free & Vegan
- Formulated without alcohol, oil, silicone, nuts, gluten, parabens, sulfates
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 the face and neck. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
NOTE: Always apply high UV protection as the last step in the morning when you use products with acids, since the skin gets more sensitive to the sun.
The Ordinary recommends performing a patch test prior to incorporating a new product into your skin care routine.
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.