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7 best glycolic acid toners for a glowing complexion

7 best glycolic acid toners for a glowing complexion

Glycolic Acid has become a must-have ingredient in skincare. Known to brighten the skin, enhance your glow and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, it works wonders on all skin types and ages.

One of the most popular forms of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), glycolic acid exfoliates the surface of your skin to slough away dead skin cells, promote cell renewal and reveal a brighter, more refined complexion.

Although glycolic acid has been used in many formulations from night creams to serums, one of the most common ways skin experts advise you use this exfoliating ingredient is in glycolic acid toners.

Which are the best glycolic acid toners?

To help you find the perfect product for your skin type, we have selected seven of the best glycolic acid toners which promise to renew your complexion and leave it smooth and glowing.

7 best glycolic acid toners

  1. pixi Glow Tonic
  2. NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Daily 2% Tonic
  3. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
  4. Alpha-H Liquid Gold
  5. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 8% Toner
  6. Omorovicza Acid Fix
  7. Rodial Vitamin C Glow Tonic

pixi Glow Tonic

The cult product that everyone knows about. Powered by Glycolic Acid to slough away dead skin cells and reveal a radiant complexion, pixi Glow Tonic is suitable for all skin types and works wonders on the skin. Used morning or night, the potent formula also soothes the skin with nourishing Ginseng and Aloe Vera. Expect energised, brighter skin.

NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Daily 2% Tonic

Blending Glycolic, Lactic and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, the NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Daily 2% Tonic is perfect for everyday use. Working to even out the texture and tone of your skin, it sweeps away impurities and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface while also blurring the appearance of pores. Refreshing and radiance-boosting, it is ideal for teenagers and those in their early-twenties.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

As with all products from cult-beauty brand The Ordinary, the Glycolic Acuid 7% Toning Solution is both affordable and seriously effective. Working to gently exfoliate the surface layer of your skin, it restores clarity and enhances your natural glow. The vegan, cruelty-free formula is also enriched with plant-derived Pepperberry and Aloe Vera to soothe redness and irritation to leave skin smooth and refined.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Transform lacklustre, dull skin with Alpha-H Liquid Gold – a beauty product that has definitely earned cult status over the last few years. Working as an overnight facial, so best used as part of your evening skincare routine, the potent formula targets skin ageing and hyperpigmentation to leave skin smooth and radiant. Blending Liquorice Extract with glycolic acid, the resurfacing treatment reveals a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion.

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 8% Toner

Perfect for more mature skin types, the Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 8% Toner targets uneven skintone, skin dullness and fine lines and wrinkles to leave skin radiant and more youthful in appearance. Non-drying and powered by Witch Hazel to combat breakouts, your complexion will appear brighter, refreshed and revitalised.

Omorovicza Acid Fix

If your skin is resilient and you have used acid toners in the past, the Omorovicza Acid Fix may just be the step up you need in your skincare routine. Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types, the potent formula blends glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate both the surface of the skin and deep into the pores to take away excess oils and prevent breakouts. Skin is left clarified and refined with a healthy glow.

Rodial Vitamin C Glow Tonic

Those with dull, lacklustre skin often need to include a glycolic acid toner in their routine to help them achieve the beautiful glow they long for. Blending brightening Vitamin C with glycolic, lactic and multi-fruit acids, Rodial Vitamin C Glow Tonic sweeps away dead skin cells and enhances your skin’s natural radiance for a smooth, positively glowing complexion.

If your skin is a little more sensitive…

As regular use of glycolic acid toners can leave very sensitive skin a little irritated, we would advise choosing a product infused with Lactic Acid if you have a delicate complexion.

REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

Ideal for everyday use even on sensitive skin types, the best-selling REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic gently exfoliates the skin and brightens your complexion with Lactic Acid and Willow Bark Extract. The radiance-boosting formula sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities to leave skin fresh and glowy.

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Rosie

Rosie

Writer and expert