Lightweight, affordable, gentle and packed with nutrients. What more could you ask for in a toner? The Ordinary has a diverse range of amazing products, but this is certainly one of its frontrunner. Apply it at night and miraculously wake up in the morning with soft, glowy skin that is thoroughly nourished and moisturised. Although it may not 'wow' you on first use, the effects are clearly visible after prolonged use, typically 2-3 weeks where you will see your skin texture improve revealing brighter skin that is more glowy with reduced pore size. It also helps with increasing the efficiency of penetration of subsequent skincare products.
This large bottle comes with a twistable cap that dispenses the product onto the cotton pad with ease and control. The scent of the toner is not overwhelming and upon application it sinks into your skin, however in a small number of cases it may leave a tacky film or leave your face feeling slightly sticky.
Glycolic Acid helps to mildly exfoliate your skin, improving your skins texture leaving it feeling smoother and radiant by removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, fresher and healthier skin. This product also helps in reducing the appearance of acne scars, discolouration, pigmentation and blemishes as well as removes impurities and excess sebum. Contains Tasmanian pepperberry which reduces irritation associated with use of acids, aloe vera and ginseng which have antioxidant properties and helps to boost radiance and soothe. This product works well with serums and moisturisers containing niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.
Do not use in conjunction with retinol or retinoids. However it is not recommended for sensitive, sunburnt, broken or peeling skin, may also increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so a sunscreen with good SPF is required. It is recommended to use it only once a day at night, although if you feel the product is too intense or potent for your skin where you feel a tingling/burning sensation, especially if you have sensitive skin or have rosacea, reduce application to 2-3 times a week to prevent the risk of damaging your skin's barrier.