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Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

240ml

With 7% Glycolic Acid, Amino Acids, Aloe Vera, Ginseng and Tasmanian Pepperberry

pH
3.5-3.7
water-free
alcohol-free
oil-free
silicone-free
nut-free
vegan
gluten-free
soy-free
cruelty-free


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. 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.

Directions

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. If persistent irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. (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. Use only as directed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration.)

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.

Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

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Say hello to our extended collection of AHA and BHA formulations from The Ordinary 🙈 Our Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a daily-use formula for all skin types to enhance skin radiance and texture quickly. The Salicylic Acid 2% Solution is a daily-use, lightweight, dry-finish formula for blemish-prone skin. And finally, our AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is a 10-minute liquid masque treatment to be used no more than twice weekly for a stronger effort to improve texture, enhance brightness and visibly even skin tone. Both AHA formulations have a pH of approximately 3.6 which matches the pKa of Glycolic Acid, meaning there is a balance between acidity and salt to maximize effectiveness with minimized irritation ( ⚗️). These formulations include plant technologies from Tasmanian Pepperberry and black carrot to help reduce irritation and oxidative stress associated with topical peels. Explore the full collection at theordinary.com. (Please note that our preferred care for healthy skin renewal is use of modern non-acid technologies such as those offered through our brand @niod. Please also note that AHA 30% is not available for sale to direct customers in Canada and is available only for professional sale due to Canadian regulations.) 🐒❤️
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution - 240ml
Available sizes:
240ml

Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

240ml
Available sizes:
240ml