The INKEY List Glycolic Acid Liquid Toner 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 type of 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 AHAs increases cell turnover and skin sheds naturally, to reveal a brighter and more even skin tone.
Glycolic Acid acts to:
- Targets large pores
- Reduce the appearance of pores
- Smooth uneven skin tone
- Brighten skin tone
- 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.
When using with other products:
When 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 AHA 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 AHAs - 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 you can have too much of a good thing and over exfoliation can lead to increased sensitivity.
Advice and Warnings:
AHAs 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. External use only. 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.
Use as part of your evening skin care routine. Saturate a cotton pad with the formula and sweep across cleansed 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.
Tip: AHAs 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 AHAs, we advise using every other night to begin with. Glycolic Acid penetrates deeper that other AHAs and is ideal for those with more visible skin concerns such as large pores. If you want something more gentle or have more sensitive skin you may wish to try Lactic Acid or Mandelic Acid.
Aqua (water/ Eau), Glycolic Acid, Propanediol, Hamamelis Virginiana (witch Hazel) water, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Betaine, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium, Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.