The Ordinary Glycolic Acid
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- What is The Ordinary Glycolic Acid?
- What does Glycolic Acid do?
- Which products do the Glycolic Acid conflict with?
- How and when do I use Glycolic Acid?
- Reviews of The Ordinary Glycolic Acid
- Similar products to Glycolic Acid.
- Price of Glycolic Acid 8.70$€ |£6.80 |14.50$ AUD
What is The Ordinary Glycolic Acid & What Does It Do?
Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Basically this exfoliates the top surface of the skin improving skin radiance and texture. BHA’s (Salicylic Acid) goes deeper into the pores which is why The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% (both AHA & BHA) is a very popular product because it targets both the top surface and travels deeper into the pores.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid contains Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative which helps reduce irritation, which acids can often cause. It also contains ginseng root and aloe vera which are both great for radiance and soothing the skin.
When & How Do I Use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid?
The best way to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid is by saturating a cotton pad and wiping it across your face and neck avoiding your eye area. It’s best used in the PM only because AHA’s can increase sun sensitivity. This shouldn’t be used more than once a day. If you do decide to use this in the morning you must make sure you wear a really good sun cream and avoid direct sun light.
This is an acid so if you have sensitive, peeling or compromised skin you really should not use this and it is also highly recommended to do a patch test first.
For more indepth information about this product please go to The Ordinary website.
Which Products Conflict With The Ordinary Glycolic Acid?
You shouldn’t use this product in the same routine as any of the other direct acids, peptides and the antioxidant EUK. On the Ordinary regimen page it also says that the Vitamin Ascorbic Acid shouldn’t be used with highly acid treatments and I have checked this with Deciem who say this means the direct acids.
- Other direct acids listed under The Ordinary
- Buffet + Copper
- EUK 134
- Vitamin C L´Ascorbic Acid Powder & pure vitamin c
Our rule against combining strong antioxidants only applies to our products containing copper peptides. We would not recommend combining direct acids with peptides due to the susceptibility of peptides to hydrolysis (which breaks the bonds between peptides, reducing their efficacy and making them into individual amino acids). At low pH, the peptides undergo processes such as deamidation (the removal of an amide group) and oxidation, which compromise the activity of the peptides.
Having said that, if you have previously combined peptides with acids and have not experienced any negative side effects or discoloration, you may continue to combine the two products as so as the combination does not pose any potential harm. Our recommendations are meant to serve as a preventative measure to avoid any incompatibility between those combinations and also because skin tolerance in subjective.
Can I use Glycolic Acid if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Glycolic Acid is an AHA, Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is said to be safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, however it is advised to use BHA. Deciem say to avoid using products containing Retinol and Retinoids.
Other Frequently Asked Questions About Glycolic Acid
Why can’t I buy Glycolic Acid in Canada?
There are certain Deciem products which are unavailable in some countries due to regulations and this is one of them. You may find other stockists will ship to these countries though.
Can I use Glycolic Acid on my feet?
Quite a few of the Deciem Addicts do use glycolic acid onto their feet and swear by it.
Is it possible to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid as a deodorant?
Some of the Deciem Addicts do use the Glycolic Acid as a deodorant. Do your own research on the internet and try it out for yourself. Do come and let us know how you get on by leaving a comment in the Deciem Chat Room.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Reviews
Let’s hear what some of the moderators of the Deciem Chat Room have to say about the Glycolic Acid.
Rachael @rachiecandice Dehydrated / Normal Skin. This is a nice gentle exfoliating toner. I personally prefer not to use exfoliants daily, so I use this when needed but it keeps my skin even and clear.
Jess @sk.insta.story says I have tried this and the Pixi version and found them to be comparable. They both didn’t do much for my skin. Now I use the glycolic to try and get rid of millia at the top of my cheeks!
Glycolic Acid Reviews by the Deciem Addicts
Some of the positive reviews
You can read more reviews and comments or feel free to leave your own review on about the Glycolic Acid in the Deciem Chat Room by searching AHA. We also have an amazing post about The Ordinary Glycolic Acid on Instagram right here.
NNT says: I give you a 4/5. You sting like hell but only for about 30 seconds. You’ve made my skin so smooth and glowy. I recommend ppl only use hydrating products after you.
TK says: I really really wanted this to be a 5/5. And it still could move up to 5/5. I’ve been using it twice a week and now up to 10 minutes. From the comments I’ve read here, I expected my skin to be smooth and glowing because it would get rid of the dryness I get from using Granactive 5%. My skin just looks ok in the morning and my lower cheeks are dry by 2pm and uppde cheeks by 4pm. But I still give it a 4/5.
Marla says: . Love it! I feel like my skin is so incredibly smooth. The Ordinary has done amazing things for my skin and I am so thankful! After battling acne since I was 11, this 27 year old finally has skin good enough to show off 🙂
thebeautyaddict.deI absolutely love this product, it works so great for me, it definitely improved the overall look of my skin and i love how soft my skin feels after using the toner😍 I’ll definitely repurchase it 😍
glamlifelights5/5 from me. It’s a gentle exfoliator, doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or stripped, I can see results almost immediately (that glow!), you get tons of product for the price, and there’s no strong fragrance.
Final Thoughts On Glycolic Acid
It’s clear to see that 85% of the Deciem Addicts love Glycolic Acid and 80% have seen an improvement in their skin. As with any products by any brand, people can experience issues, however 83% said they had no issues and a huge 81% will be repurchasing this product. This along with the AHA 30% + BHA 2% has to be the 2 most popular acids in the Facebook Group.
Products Similar To The Ordinary Glycolic Acid
Lots of members also love Pixi Glycolic Acid. Deciem don’t really have another toner like this but you can look at the other acids including The Ordinary AHA 30% + 2% BHA and the Salicylic Acid Masque.