The Ordinary

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution



The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is an exfoliating liquid with 7% glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng and Tasmanian pepperberry.

Why We Love It

This simple water based formula exfoliates and hydrates - we love the inclusion of aloe, ginseng root and pepper berry to help soothe skin. 

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution


Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy 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. 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 skin soothing benefits.


Use ideally in the PM, after cleansing and no more frequently than once per day.


After cleaning, saturate a cotton pad with the formula and sweep across face and neck. Do not use on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off.  Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.


Continue with additional skin treatments as needed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician.


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.

It is recommended to avoid application of retinoids, peptides and other acids within the same routine as this product. 


+ Offers mild exfoliation of skin

+ Improves skin radiance

+ Visibly clarifies skin

+ Improves the appearance of skin texture

+ Softens and evens skin tone with prolonged use

+ Increases skin cell turnover




A type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that acts as an exfoliant. It can help shed dead skin to renew skin’s surface, visibly softening the signs of ageing, particularly from sun damage. Glycolic acid is one of the most effective and well-researched forms of AHA.


    A component of the skin's Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) and one of nature's best and most effective hydrators. It increases the water content of the skin for a beautifully hydrated and glowing complexion.

    Panax Ginseng Root Extract

    Contains antioxidant compounds, including flavonoids and B vitamins. Research has also shown that topical application of ginseng root boosts skin hydration, diminishes rough texture, helps fade uneven skin tone, and visibly improves wrinkles by working within skin to boost natural firmness.


    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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