I finally managed to try out the Glycolic Acid Toner from The Ordinary! It was out of stock every time I wanted to place an order (until last month). [all info in italics taken from their website]
Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl 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.
Ok – although it says that it is not recommended for sensitive skin, I decided to try it anyway at my own risk despite having sensitive skin. As always, I tested it on my arm, and then on my neck before trying it on my face.
Thankfully this toner did not irritate my skin. In fact, I find it to be soothing – likely due to the combination of 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.
I’ve been using the Glycolic Acid Toner every second night, to minimize the risk of irritating my sensitive skin. I’ve been using this toner for two weeks now, and it seems to be helping prevent my skin from looking dull.
Have you tried this Glycolic Acid Toner? I’ve yet to try the one from Pixi, so I don’t know how they compare, but for $8.70 CAD, it was well worth giving it a try!
Disclosure: I purchased this!