The Ordinary 7% Glycolic Acid toner vs Pixi Glow tonic

Exfoliation is the key to a beautiful skin.


The Ordinary

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Rosa damascena flower water, Centaurea cyanus flower water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Hexyl Nicotinate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Gellan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Caramel, 

As we can see, The Ordinary’s ingredients list is quite larger than Pixi’s, if that’s good or bad we’ll find out when we compare let’s go.

Again as we saw in my previous post (link in the end of the post)

The Ordinary likes their active ingredients highly concentrated and when they say you get Glycolic acid well you get it, then we get ingredients like Rosa Damascena which is an antioxidant and Aloe for hydration. Pixi on the other hand start their list with Aloe for hydration, right after that we get the Glycolic acid.

Both of the products have Glycerin in a very good position. It really is a basic ingredient, but it helps with hydration and keeping the skin barrier healthy.

But another product caught my attention in the Pixi product -Sodium Hydroxide this is a highly sensitizing product that holds pH of the product, the ingredient in the Ordinary’s product that does the same is Aminomethyl Propanol, but it’s not so sensitizing and actually helps the acid do its work.

In my opinion, you should choose The Ordinary, clearly the products are similar, but the overall formulation in the 7% Glycolic toner is better there is even no Phenoxyethanol which I like.


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