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Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

Nika777's picture
Written on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I’ve read so many positive reviews about this solution. I won’t deny that it may be good for some people, but personally I have a few complaints.​​​​

Price: about $9 USD

Weight: 8 oz / 240 ml.


How to use:

Since this contains acids, one should complement it with a sun protection cream.



It’s a big transparent plastic bottle house in a cardboard box.

Initially the bottle was with a cap, which can be replaced with a plastic dispenser that arrives in the set. You don’t have to take it off, just screw or unscrew the nozzle.

Information on the packaging:

It says, the solution is fragrance-free. But I can smell something wet and stale. Luckily, the smell doesn’t linger on my skin.


Thick and gel-like, though not like typical Korean toners.

Color: yellowish

My impressions:

It’s so damn sticky! Seriously, whenever I leave it on, my skin starts sweating under this film. I want to wash this feeling off.

However, if I apply the toner and then a face moisturizer, the stickiness disappears (as well as the point to use it).

The acids stop working or become less effective in such a mix.

Pros: the toner doesn’t irritate my skin. It may feel a bit prickling on damaged skin. The toner doesn’t cause skin burning or redness, it’s lightweight in this respect.


Experienced users of acids would have called this a weak effect.

However, no matter how bad the result is, it’s still may be way too much for those with extremely sensitive skin.


I have to note that the bottle is big for the price. A little bit goes a long way.

Also, I love the main concept of the brand, ergonomic packaging, simple design.

After regular use of the toning solution, my skin has become smooth to the touch. But I used other treatments along with this.

When concerning fighting acne and acne marks, there is no result at all. No reduced pores or even skin tone either.

With all respect to the brand, I can praise none of the four treatments I own. Maybe the peeling, though.

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Nika777 doesn't recommend The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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Type: Toner
Brand: The Ordinary
Category: Skin Care
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