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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 240ml

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Designed to target textural irregularities and lackluster tone, The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution contains  7% Glycolic Acid, Amino Acids, Aloe Vera, Ginseng and Tasmanian Pepperberry.

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4.5 of 886 reviews

92% recommend this product

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The product was delivered on time

klara ximena pulido ospina

it is a very good product it has helped me to lighten the spots on my skin

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I have very dull dry skin and i wanted to try this product after all the great reviews. It is a bit drying and leaves my skin feeling sensitive after application. The sensation feel like the lightest of burning. I only use this once a week after cleansing at night.
  1. very impressed

    Jasmine Seadon-earl

    i have noticed a major change in my skin just after a few weeks i will b definitely getting more
  2. The product was delivered on time

    klara ximena pulido ospina

    it is a very good product it has helped me to lighten the spots on my skin
  3. Good option if you don't like strong exfoliants

    Katherine Choo

    This isn't super strong so it's great for the face but I actually also really like using it on my body. I apply to the feet, body, hands before applying lotion, keeps skin super soft!
  4. Great for bacne!


    After listening to Hannah on Beauty IQ the podcast recommend this product for bacne I jumped onto adore beauty to purchase - I have suffered with painful bacne, blocked pores and blackheads on my back for years! - the product arrived quickly and as Hannah recommend in the podcast, I switched the nozzle for a spray cap and have my partner spray it on my back after a shower. It stings a little but d...
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  5. Staple


    I have teeny bumps along my jawline and chin and this really helps with clearing them. It takes a bit of time to see the effects, but it leaves my skin feeling a lot smoother and softer. Also love that this is inexpensive.
  6. Best daily toner


    I've always struggled with textured skin after my acne phase when I was a teen & this has been a really good toner to maintain a smooth complexion. I also do have pigmentation & it's definitely dulled the blemishes but I haven't used it for long enough to 100% advocate for that. Very good value too.
  7. Exfoliating


    This product did not disappoint. It is exfoliating yet gentle on my skin. I apply this a few nights a week on a cotton pad over my entire face, neck and decolletage. I will definitely repurchase.
  8. Great product

    Dyah Pritadrajati

    It is a great product and it helps in toning the skin texture. I feel great after routinely use this and receive a lot of compliments from family and friends.
  9. Good

    Hannah O'Reilly

    Love this for my acne prone skin it really helped make my skin look and feel smoother
  10. Skin saviour!

    Saima Sadia

    Be patient with this product! It takes some time, but you will see results. The tiny bumps on their forehead are gone. My skin is smoother and brighter. I love it
  11. - good, a bit strong on sensitive skin


    i thought this was a good product. I have sensitive combination skin and it did help my complexion in terms of a natural glow, however it did break me out a bit on my face. Instead of using this on my face I decided to use this on my arms to get rid of keratosis pilaris and on my upper back and shoulders to get rid of some pimples there. worked like a charm on those areas!
  12. Love this toner.


    It leaves my skin dewy and helps heal small imperfections. I find I can use as much as I like without any adverse reaction, however I do try to break from using it every month (for a week) as per instructions. Recommend for anyone who's suffered lifelong breakouts and needs extra support healing skin.
  13. Great for body


    I first heard about this product on Adore beauty's podcast, and I'm happy I decided to try it. I use it mostly pouring it into a spray bottle and spraying my back, sometimes on my chest and breasts. It reduces blackheads and whiteheads visibly. I also use it on my face when it's very oily, usually from hormonal reasons. Definitely recommended for oily/combination skin. It's one of the few things m...
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  14. I like it


    At first it stung but my skin got used to it. Just use it frequently and you'll get promising results.
  15. Love it


    Good product for my oily skin
  16. For my bumpy skin on the arm


    I apply this before bed on the side of my arm where there are bumpy skin textures. It is a bit stimulating at first so take it slow - only use 2 times per week. After 2 weeks i increase my usage to 4 times per week. This solution works!
  17. Love this


    Bought this after seeing a YouTuber rave about it. It is great! Loving the gentle chemical exfoliation. Definitely a good addition to my skincare routine.
  18. WOW


    This toner works like a miracle! My skin loves it and I have combination skin. First time using this and wakes up with glowy, radiant skin the next day! I would use this 3x a week as my skin is not very sensitive.
  19. Okay product


    It was a bit irritating on my sensitive skin so I might use it on targeted areas and see if there are any improvements but I wouldn't use it all over.
  20. My holy grail exfoliator

    Natalie Bruning

    I used to always use gentle face scrubs and thought it worked great. Until I started using this. I swipe this over my skin 3 times a week and my tone is great, my texture has evened and I’m so happy with the results. I use it at night and follow up with my evening moisturiser.
  21. i don't rate it


    gave this a go to replace my pixi glow tonic, i wanted to like it but i don’t. it feels slightly sticky on my face after i have used it and the bottle did not come with a tip or spout so its not as easy to use so even though its cheap and cheerful id rather spend a bit more on a better product
  22. Amazing !!


    I saw a video saying that this solution would keep your underarms from smelling during the day without deodorant. I use this product everyday and it does keep me from smelling, but if you are doing any physical activities I suggest that you still use deodorant.
  23. Strong acid, not for newbies


    This toner is great for clearing up those occasional little spots on your chin, or for a weekly acid tone, but not for everyday use. Twice a week MAX with serious follow-up hydration is the way to go.
  24. AmAZING!


    Absolutely amazing, tones your skin and makes it super soft!!! WOW! although it does sting sometimes upon application but that may be due to my sensitiveness, but so worth it!
  25. Gentle exfoliator


    This has worked well on my sensitive, dry skin and it’s definitely staying a regular in my skincare lineup. A lot of product for a good price, this has lasted me a really long time!
  26. LOVE


    Love love love! Cleans my pores so nicely, stick to the guidelines and it'll work wonders! I got my mum onto it also and she's obsessed too.
  27. Backne no more


    I got straight onto this product when I heard about it on Beauty IQ the podcast. It took away all the pimples on my back. When I feel a pimple forming, even on my face, I pop this on straight away and it really reduces the severity of the pimple
  28. all over skin perfecter!


    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Bumps on my butt be gone! I use in pits, over my butt and legs to keep all those pesky bumps from gym gear at bay. Kills off bacteria which causes BO. It's a holy grail in my eyes.
  29. Acne and textured skin be gone!

    Brooke Josephs

    I freaking love this toner. My acne is so much calmer and less agitated. I’m also finding my skin is so much smoother and less textured. Just be sure to use SPF with this product.
  30. Love it!


    It so cheap and a great product. I have combo normal/oily skin and this product works really well
  31. Amazing


    This toner is the quiet little ninja in my skincare routine. I’m obsessed with exfoliating and can go overboard so I have switched to chemical rather than manual. A splash of this on my face, neck and chest when my skin is completely dry after my shower is enough to keep my skin smooth. It’s also kind of hydrating which is nice for an active toner! DONT used too much of it will not sink in and fee...
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  32. Results with continued use


    A great product that I would buy again and again amazing price point can use as a body exfoliation if you’re too sensitive must be used regularly to see results
  33. Obsessed


    This product is a staple in my beauty regime, I can’t live without it! It makes my skin feel super clean & fresh. I use it every night after cleansing & before applying my serums & creams. The bottle is quite large & great value for money, a little goes a long way. The nozzle tip allows for the right amount of product to be dispensed each time without any mess or wastage.
  34. An amazing active toner


    I was expecting this to be extremely irritating due to its high acid content but it does its job without being too irritating. Its a very good active acid toner which I personally use as a chemical exfoliant to deal with blackheads and acne scars. Works as it says!!!
  35. staple product


    so good for acne scarring and redness
  36. Great!


    Amazing value for money. Love using as a toner prior to makeup application
  37. In love


    First I was sceptic and scared to use the product, but I am In love with the product. The toner by it self give amazing results. 100% recommended
  38. Highly Recommend


    This my first time adding Glycolic Acid into my skin care routine, I heard it was meant to good if you have oilier skin and my friend recommended this one. So far I really love it, I put it on evenings after my shower and before my other products. I've been using it for about 3 months now, I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin tone, it's far more even and it also has removed any texture ...
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  39. Best


    Best toner I have ever used. Makes my skin feel so clean and cleansed. However, all of the other The Ordinary products come in glass packaging and this comes in plastic (also without a dropper).
  40. love


    so good for acne prone skin, helps so much with blemishes and acne scarring
  41. Goodbye pores


    This extremely affordable Glycolic Acid Toning Solution is perfect for those with acne prone skin, oily skin and those who would like to treat or look after their visible pores (because we all know we can’t actually minimise our pores- maybe the appearance of). Love this product even compared to the various other more expensive Glycolic Acids!
  42. Works well, but is strong


    I find I can only use this max two times per week as it is very drying on my combination skin. It helps if I apply it minimal pressure to more sensitive areas to avoid irritation. I like the bottle it comes in as not too much product is dispensed. As with all The Ordinary products you don't buy them for the fragrance, it has a slight alcohol smell.
  43. Not bad


    It can make my skin clean but it is not mild.
  44. Loving it so far


    I tried this because I felt like the lactic acid 5% was not very effective for me. So far I am loving the Glycolic Acid. The first time I tried it, there was a mild tingling feeling.
  45. glycolic acid


    This is a really convenient bottle to use as a toner for chemical exfoliant - the dispenser is perfectly shaped. Great value too
  46. Cost-effective & does the trick


    I finished up a bottle of more expensive (& much loved) glycolic & decided to give this a try to minimise the impact to the budget that month.
    I'm not almost at the end of my first bottle & I really do enjoy it. I'm able to use this each evening after cleansing & then I will apply either my retinol or vitamin C serum.
    I feel like using this nightly has helped with overall clarity of m...
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  47. So worth it!


    I have a very oily T-zone and this really helped reduce it! I also have dry skin and it really helped smooth out my dry patches. I've also noticed some of my pigmentation has lightened! I just make sure the product is applied no where near my eyes, because it some how manages to get into my eyes and sting. My skin does get slightly tingly when using it, but I've gotten used to it after using the p...
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  48. Fantastic stuff!!


    This is honestly worth the hype, super affordable and I have had great results. This has definitely helped with clearing up my skin.
  49. Clears the skin


    This makes the skin feel so fresh and clean. I also saw fewer pimples after using it. It can sting a little in certain areas, but it is only a little and goes away instantly.
  50. Not for me unfortunately


    I have been using this 2 times a week as an exfoliating toner. It's a good product, and for my oily areas it works great, but my drier, sensitive skin does not like it. It's a good formula and it applies well to the skin. The smell is slightly strange but it's not off-putting. If you have dry, sensitive skin you might want to use something gentler.
  51. great affordable toner


    this toner does sting a little bit at first but once you get used to it, it works like a charm. it has gotten rid of the bumps on my forehead. i didn't really like the nozzle packaging of the product but still, it works great. i would not recommend using this daily.
  52. Unsure


    I have very dull dry skin and i wanted to try this product after all the great reviews. It is a bit drying and leaves my skin feeling sensitive after application. The sensation feel like the lightest of burning. I only use this once a week after cleansing at night.
  53. Drying


    It is drying for my combination to dry skin.
  54. Great value!!

    Nandha kumar

    Did magic ro my skin. Love it
  55. my new go to


    so cheap and such a great product, as someone with extremely sensitive and acne prone skin i was skeptical on whether this would work as good as the more expensive ones. works amazing and if not better, super affordable and doesnt dry you out. would recommend using once every 2-3 days and at night as it does make your skin a bit red.
  56. Scar fading & bacne


    I saw a post on Facebook recommending to pour this toner into a spray bottle so that it can be easily sprayed over your body and back. It has dramatically decreased my bacne and also lightened any previous scarring! I am about to purchase my second bottle :)
  57. Bacne - yes.


    I didn't see an improvement on my face. It was a bit drying for my combination skin. However, I did use it for my back as I have bacne and I can see a reduction in acne in the area and the scarring has lightened a bit.
  58. good skin


    This leaves my skin looking brighter and smoother
  59. Gentle toner


    I really like this product. I have acne prone skin with a lot of scaring, and it works well to remove dead skin. I find this product very gentle and use it once a day at night time. I really like the consistency of the toner, and you get a good amount of product for the price.
  60. Great alternative to pricier GA tonic


    Decided to try this as an alternative to my normal GA toner (Alpha H). It felt great and had no bad reactions so seems like a great budget-friendly switch up. Love the clean feeling it leaves.
  61. amazing


    use this every night saw an improvement in textured skin and blemishes
  62. not suitable for dry skin:(


    My skin is combination to dry,but after using this toner it just became more drier,not good for my skin:(
  63. Wouldn't recommend


    I am someone who doesn't really have sensitive skin and have used other The Ordinary's products in the past which I have absolutely loved, however, this toner once put on burned on my skin. I did a patch test before and had no reaction. I used it a few times thinking my skin was not used to it but the product continued to give a burning sensation to my skin for hours after use. Would not recommend...
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  64. does not work


    it is cheaper compared to other brands but it did not work for me. I used it for my back acnes and they were getting worse so I stopped using it. Maybe will try to use for the face later!
  65. Perfect for combo skin


    I have combo normal/oily skin and this product works really well. It is not too harsh so I can use it every second day without irritating my skin. You also get a lot of product for the price point.
  66. Gentle enough


    I use this routinely and find that it works well and is reasonably gentle, though I find sometimes it does create some redness in certain areas of my face. I think my skin generally responds best to AHAs, but I still find the occasional use for this. The packaging is really convenient and I usually just pour some out onto a clean makeup remover pad rather than directly onto my skin.
  67. A solid exfoliating toner


    A solid (and very inexpensive) exfoliator which gets rid of dead skin cells and has helped to keep my normal skin (pretty much) texture free. It hasn’t done anything to my pigmentation though.
  68. Made my skin so smooth


    I've tried a lot of exfoliating toners (even high-end ones) and this is the best I've ever used. I noticed my skin was soo smooth after using this. It got rid of a lot of bumps and small pimples I get on my chin. Really great value for money - love this brand!
  69. Love it


    Really great value, with lots of product. I use it every night after cleansing and my face feels firm after. It does sting a bit until your skin gets use to the product.
  70. glycolic acid


    This works wonders on my texture from my acne scars. The bottle is amazing value for money too.
  71. Great toner


    I really like this product I use it every second night after cleansing. It does sometimes slightly tingle on my skin and I wouldn't say I have sensitive skin therefore I wouldn't recommend for those who do have sensitive skin.
  72. Amazing product with an amazing price


    Can’t go wrong with the ordinary! For the price it really is amazing. Relatively un scented, gets all the last little bits of makeup and gives that clean right feeling.
  73. Smooth and glowy


    Okay, we didn't get off to a good start as I'm easily dehydrated. But when my skin's hydration is at optimal levels, this helped to polish and left me with smooth and glowy skin the next morning! If you're considering this and have never tried glycolic before, tip: start slow.
  74. Good toner


    This toner is not exceptional but it still does a decent job.
    Some issues I have with it is the burning sensation when used - I’ve used other chemical peels before but thus one tends to burn a lot more in comparison (I have sensitive skin). The smell is also something I find a bit irritating but it isn’t awful.

    I use this every second night and would not recommend using it mor...
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  75. One of my skincare staples!!


    This is my second time buying the Glycolic Acid from The Ordinary. Absolutely one of my top 3 skincare products ever!!!! I have dermatillomania so sometimes I go a bit ham on picking and squeezing and then have to suffer with redness, swelling and scars for ages, however I find using this, the skin cell turnover increases and my scars, redness and swelling go down a lot faster. I will also use it ...
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  76. Great exfoliant


    I really like this product I use it every night after cleansing. I find my skin looking more youthful and refreshed after use. However it does sometimes slightly tingle on my skin and I wouldn't say I have sensitive skin therefore I wouldn't recommend for those who do have sensitive skin.
  77. For the body


    I have been using this almost daily on my body for several weeks now. My skin feels more hydrated and it helps body lotion to sink in (especially foot cream, which used to just sit on top of my skin, now actually absorbs into the skin). My dark knees have only started lightening, so it took a while to notice a difference. I had hoped it would help with ingrown hairs but I haven’t noticed any impro...
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  78. love this product


    I used this twice a month because I have sensitive skin. This leaves my skin feeling hydrated.
  79. Gentle


    This product is a very gentle exfoliant, but I haven’t noticed much of a difference in my skin and I don’t find myself using it as the bottle began leaking
  80. great product


    I really like this product. its very gentle on the skin and the end result is great! leave my skin glowing even tone
  81. Have always steered clear of toners but this one doesn't strip my skin bare!


    Have always steered clear of toners but this one doesn't strip my skin bare! Have been using after The Orindary Squalane Cleanser of an evening of wearing makeup all day. Skin feels refreshed but not stripped bare like other toners. Feeling brighter and surface smoother!
  82. You will get used to it!


    I have combination to oily skin. This product stings but once you learn how to use it properly and get used to it I'd say I'm quite happy with the product. After using the product for a while the slight tingling sensation is quite nice and it feels like doing something good to my skin. Definitely read the directions and avoid the eye area! My overall complexion has definitely improved!
  83. GREAT


    I love using this at night time in my skincare routine. For my skin I have found it to be very light and gentle for an exfoliant, no burning sensations as such. Leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.
  84. How did I get by without this product?!


    For years I have been using a physical exfoliator because I loved that squeaky clean feeling that a scrub gives you. Obviously I've learnt the error of my ways (irritation, redness) and started using this chemical exfoliator earlier this year. What a difference! My skin feels so soft and I still get that clean, polished feeling without scrubbing away at my skin (and probably causing micro damage w...
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  85. promising


    can see some improvement in complexion and helps healing of breakouts. using this daily for 3 months and still got more than 3/4 of the bottle left.
  86. Affordable and versatile


    I use this once or twice a week. It might sting at first but I gradually get used to the feeling (My skin is very thin and sensitive). It can make my skin feel smoother. The price is such a bargain for its size. I also use this product for other purposes such as exfoliating my body and scalp. For the scalp, I put some of the product in a sprayer and use it after washing my hair. My hair feels so c...
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  87. Not for sensitive skin


    The glycolic acid was very strong and left a stinging sensation on my face for 20 mins after applying even though I've patch tested and used very small amounts to start off with. I've now found a new use to exfoliate problematic ingrown hair areas on my legs and it's working well.
  88. Good product but strong fragrance


    It's a great price for the amount of product offered. I used this product 2-3 times a week for the past three months and have not gotten any irritation. However, there is a fragrance which is very noticeable when you first put the product on, so if you have sensitive skin then perhaps proceed with caution.
  89. So good!


    I use this every second night (alternating with retinol) and its great. Stings a little bit at first but really makes my skin feel smoother and more balanced the next day.
  90. Okay


    First time I used this it felt really strong on my face, extreme stinging feeling I had to wash it off. I tried it again and the same thing happened but I left it on my face, the stinging eventually went away. After a few more use it does seem to have made my skin a lot better brighter.
  91. Not for sensitive skin


    It made my skin flush and sting a little so I ceased use after two days. Would recommend easing into use to ensure no negative effects.
  92. you need this


    love this toner! i use it twice a week and my skin looks so nice the next morning. make sure you are using sunscreen after using it though :)
  93. Great acid


    I like that this acid is very versatile. I personally use it under my arms as well and it does a great job.
  94. Not for me


    I'm not sensitive skin prone, so if you are I would steer clear, I used this product as directed and found within the next couple hours that I had a reaction to this product.

    I also wasn't a fan of the smell or the texture of this product.

    When using it on my skin it left my skin feeling tight and dry
  95. Awesome value


    This is a very affordable glycolic acid that works on the skin. I apply it at night and wake up with a glowing skin in the morning.
  96. Loveeeeeee


    This product is bomb.
    Super affordable and is the only product that exfoliates my skin enough, without ripping it to shreds (previous victim of St. Ives Apricot Scrub lmaoo)
    I just put a few drops on a cotton pad/round, and swipe around my face (avoiding eye area at all cost).
    Burning effect a lil on contact, but I've never had a bad reaction to it. Though, if any of you have dr...
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  97. It works!


    My first ever chemical exfoliator and definitely helps with skin texture. Great value for money.
  98. Gentle exfoliating


    This is a gentle chemical exfoliating product can be used on a daily base. It has a strong scent and it gives your skin a tickling sensation.
  99. Clean and clear


    Excellent product and at a great price point!
  100. Good value


    It's really a great value toner which leaves my skin soft and radiant in the morning. I use it under the serums for my night skincare.
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