Sephora shoppers love this $9 toner

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The Ordinary is one of Gen Z’s favorite beauty brands. Their affordable price point makes them accessible to just about everyone, plus their products really work well as part of any skincare routine.

Although we have written extensively about many of The Ordinary’s amazing products, I’m here to say the best product in their entire line is the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and it only costs $9.

Shop: Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, $8.70

the ordinary glycolic acid toner
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The Ordinary glycolic acid toner contains seven percent glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng and tasmanian pepperberry. It offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use.

As someone who struggles with textured skin as well as hyperpigmentation, I immediately noticed that my skin felt much smoother after only a week of use. Because it removes dead skin, it instantly made my skin appear brighter as well as more even in color and texture.

I am not the only person who loves this product’s game-changing results. With over 297,000 loves on Sephora, this product is a fan favorite. “I just started struggling with hormonal acne and I wanted to try a glycolic acid to see if it would help,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “It took a few weeks of using it to see results but I really think this was part of the reason my skin got better. I’m on my second bottle and I doubt I’ll ever be without it. This is a ton of product for such a good price.”

As with all new products, we recommend doing a patch test when first trying out The Ordinary glycolic acid toner as well as playing around with how often you apply it.

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