The Ordinary tonic with 7 percent glycolic acid is one of their bestsellers for which there is a regular waiting list. Apart from the fact that it is affordable, and partly the reason for its popularity, it is also an effective exfoliator that can be used for all skin types. It is introduced gradually into the care routine, initially 2-3 times a week, recommended in the evening after cleansing the skin, and before applying the serum and / or cream, and its pH is 3.6.
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 As Lea Extract , Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Hexyl Nicotinate, Dextrin, Citricb Acid, Polys Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
It contains glycolic acid, rose and cornflower hydrolate, aloe vera, glycerin, ginseng and Tasmanian pepper extract and urea.
I applied it initially every day, however after a week due to the irritation it caused me, I started using it 2 times a week in the evening and in that routine and that rhythm suited me. In addition to glycolic acid, the tonic also has many moisturizing and soothing ingredients that will prevent more pronounced side effects. After a month of use, my skin is lightened, spots and small irregularities are less visible, and the pores are cleansed.
You can add it to the body lotion and thus make a gentle exfoliation of the body skin, apply it on the rough skin of the elbows, and occasionally, of course not immediately after waxing, coat the armpit against unpleasant odors.
Packaging: 240 ml plastic bottle
Price: 80 kn
THE INKEY LIST
The inkey leaf tonic contains 10% glycolic acid and is the strongest among those tested. My skin is dry, a little bit dehydrated at the moment so this tonic was too strong for me. It made my skin itch and sting even though I used it 2 times a week. I believe it suits oily and combination skin type much better.
The price, as with The Ordinary Tonic, is also affordable. It is applied like all liquid exfoliators after cleansing the skin, and before serums and / or creams because glycolic acid will remove dead skin cells and allow the active ingredients of the care to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Propanediol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Betaine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.
Contains glycolic acid, 5% witch hazel hydrolate, phenoxyethanol, alcohol and purnava extract.
This tonic is with a more concentrated glycolic acid and with less hydrating and soothing ingredients than The Ordinary tonic. For oily, shiny skin, I believe that it is a better choice than TO tonic, but even that is really individual and does not have to cause any side effects.
Packaging: 100 ml plastic bottle
Price: £ 6.99
PIXI Glow tonic
Pixi Glow tonic contains 5% glycolic acid, which removes dead skin cells and consequently reduces pores, removes impurities and excess sebum. It also works to reduce acne and hyperpigmentation and brightens the skin, leaving an even complexion. Because glycolic acid has the fewest molecules among AHA acids, it easily penetrates the dermis where it stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen. And extra collagen always comes in handy because it firms the skin and smoothes wrinkles.
Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Fructose Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyet Caramel, Hexyl Cinnamal, Red 4 (CI 14700).
In winter, the use of acidic products is especially recommended because it will remove dead skin cells, which are mostly dry and dandruff, and excellently prepare the skin for more intense moisturizers, serums and masks that will nourish it and restore its moisture.
In addition to glycolic acid, the tonic contains wild chestnut extract which acts on the microcirculation, antiedematous and decongestant. Aloe vera and panthenol soothe the skin, witch hazel soothes it after inflammation, and prevents the spread of bacteria in problematic skin. Ginseng improves circulation and energizes the skin. Contains artificial fragrance and color.
It can be used for all skin types because it does not contain alcohol, which is a real rarity for a tonic, so there is no fear of additional drying of the skin. It is applied to cleansed skin in the morning and / or evening with a tonic-soaked pad that passes over the skin of the face, neck and décolleté, avoiding the area around the eyes. Then continue with the usual care, serum and / or cream.
The Pixie Glow tonic had a gentle effect on the skin, evened out the complexion, tiny blemishes disappeared, and it didn’t dry out or even tighten, which I usually expect after cleansing with a stronger cleanser. The Pixi Glow tonic gave the skin freshness and cleansed the pores I always struggle with. After a week my skin really got a light glow and the complexion was a shade lighter. The scent is mild and pleasant due to the perfume in the composition, which is the disadvantage of this product.
Price: £ 18
Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle
Rating: 4.5 / 5