The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a toner that contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin, improves texture, and helps to brighten and even out the skin tone. This toner is designed to be used after cleansing to help remove any remaining dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
In addition to glycolic acid, the toner contains aloe vera and ginseng, which help to soothe and hydrate the skin, and amino acids that help to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The toner is alcohol-free and has a pH of around 3.5-3.7, which is optimal for exfoliating the skin.
To use the toner, simply apply a small amount to a cotton pad and swipe it over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. It is recommended to start by using the toner once every other day, and gradually increasing to daily use as tolerated. It is also important to use sunscreen during the day when using this toner, as glycolic acid can increase skin sensitivity to the sun.