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When (and how) to use Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by The Ordinary

Last updated on June 07, 2024.


Welcome to our guide on when (and how) to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution.

When to use

We recommend using this product in the evening. In fact, 78% of routines created by our community use it in the evening.

How often

73% of routines created by our community use this product every day.

In your routine

This product is most commonly used as step 2 in a routine. Use our Routine Creator to see where you should use this product in your routine.

Fun Fact

2427 routines created by our community use this product.

Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than once per day. After cleaning, saturate a cotton pad with the formula and sweep across face and neck. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes. Do not rinse off. 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. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Sunburn Alert: 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.

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