The Inkey List Glycolic Acid 10% Liquid Toner 100Ml
Face - Toner
Function - Exfoliation
A toner that targets large pores and brightens skin tone. Derived from sugar cane, this essential ingredient helps to remove dead and dehydrated skin cells from the surface.
Glycolic Acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). It gently exfoliates the skin by working to unglue dead skin on the surface that can make the skin appear dull and pores lager. Using AHA's increases cell turnover and skin sheds naturally, to reveal a brighter and more even skin tone.
The INKEY Info
- 10% Glycolic acid helps to keep skin looking healthy at a safe concentration.
- 5% Witch Hazel to help minimise excess oil.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Paraben free, fragrance free, cruelty free.
Use in the PM. Saturate a cotton pad with the formula and, on cleansed skin, sweep across the face and neck. Do not rinse off. Follow with serums and moisturisers. Start with one application every other night and increase to once daily if desired.
Advice and Warnings
Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). AHA's can increase sun sensitivity due to their exfoliating properties. We recommend prior to sun exposure, covering areas where the product has been applied with sunscreen and for 7 days after use. Do not use if you have Rosacea. Avoid direct contact with eyes and lips. You may feel a slight tingling or hot sensation on the skin when applying, however, if irritation occurs and there is itching, or a prolonged burning sensation discontinue use immediately and consult a doctor.
External use only.
Tips from THE INKEY LISTsAHA's are a gentle and effective way to exfoliate the skin, you just need to ensure you're using them right and not overdoing it. If you're new to AHA's, we advise using every other night to begin with. Glycolic Acid penetrates deeper that other AHA's and is ideal for those with more visible skin concerns such as large pores and congestion. If you want something gentler or have more sensitive skin, you may wish to try Lactic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
When using with other productsWhen combining with a Vitamin C serum - both are amazing ingredients that can help with healthy looking skin, however it would be best to use Vitamin C in the AM and Glycolic Acid in the PM. The acidic PH of both could lead to increased sensitivity and irritation if used together. Vitamin C works best in the AM due to its antioxidant properties.
Using with a Retinol - if you are also using a Retinol product in your evening routine and want to add an acid we suggest using acids weekly or if you want to use your acid more regularly alternating with Retinol. If you do wish to use both on the same day, due to PH levels we would recommend waiting around 20 minutes before applying your Retinol and be careful of overuse as both increase skin renewal and may cause sensitivity.
Using with other AHA's - we would recommend only using one AHA at a time (this includes Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy and Lactic acid). Whilst they can have slightly different benefits over exfoliation can lead to increased sensitivity.