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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 240ml


Boost your skin’s natural radiance with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, a mild acid exfoliator for normal skin types that delivers a visibly brighter complexion with an even texture.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution gently exfoliates the skin without any rubbing, leaving a glowing complexion with visible clarity. The use of ginseng root and aloe vera add an additional boost of radiance while also soothing the skin.

The formula contains a natural Tasmanian pepperberry derivative that limits any irritation linked to acid use. Combined, with a water-like formula that also maintains a pH balance of 3.6, which directly matches the pKa strength of glycolic acid for the least irritation possible.

Why We Love It

With an extensive knowledge of the benefits of natural ingredients and a sound understanding of the way in which pH and pKa work together, The Ordinary uses modern scientific advancements to create a direct acid formula that delivers bright and smooth skin while minimising redness or irritation.

The peach-hued liquid is held in a transparent bottle with a simple nozzle top, reflecting The Ordinary's sleek, stripped back approach to presentation. The Ordinary lets the formula and its results, speak for itself!

How To Use It

Use in the evening, no more frequently than once per day. After cleansing skin, pour the formula onto a cotton pad and sweep across the face and neck, avoiding the eye contour. Do not rinse off.

Note: this formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Limit sun exposure and apply SPF for a week after using this product.

Works Well With

Why not take a look at The Ordinary’s full collection of Direct Acids for more skin-smoothing formulas that will improve the appearance of your complexion?


pH 3.5-3.7, Vegan.

Alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

Shipping Restriction: Can only be shipped to the UK

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.
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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 240ml is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price It's a good toner for the price, does what it says but without any miracles. I actually buy it to use on my body where I have breakouts and it works well. It smells a little odd, not a big fan of it. But again, for the price and all-over-body usage, I don't mind.
Date published: 2024-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi use A great toner that is multi use. Of course be careful as this is glycolic acid, albeit at a pretty high percentage. But if you’re clued up on the many uses and are strict with using it sparingly - this can really make a difference to your skin concerns. Great price for an effective product.
Date published: 2022-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too harsh Bought this after reading reviews that said it was like Pixi glow tonic, this was too harsh for me. It did work in the sense it smoothed my rough bumpy skin, but after a few weeks realised it was just too harsh and made my skin red and sensitive. I’ve actually stopped using all glycolic acid products now and my skin is much better for it. After some research I realised all these daily acids just aren’t necessary or suitable for everyone.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy Cystic Acne Sufferer A little goes a long way with this one. It's very strong stuff so just a once over with a cotton pad once a day is enough to leave my skin fresh, clean and glowy after cleansing. I use this alongside the cleanser and niacinamide and it's clearing up my cystic acne pigmentation and scars very well so far. Also not a single spot in over 2 weeks! I love the bottle design, very easy to use, doesn't leak. I couldn't ask for much more really.
Date published: 2020-05-17
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