Hi guys!

In this post, I’ll be reviewing one of the most popular skincare products of 2017.

This product was a huge deal because it was said to be a dupe for the acclaimed Pixi Glow Tonic. I have read many posts in which both products were compared and 9 out of 10 agreed that it is a dupe(You can read those posts here, here and here).

You can imagine how happy I was to receive it as a PR package from Beauty Frenzy.

Product Description

Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use.

This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. The formula is further supported with inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits.


This product comes in a 240ml bottle with a screw cap. There’s a dropper cap that comes with it too, which is excellent and quite thoughtful too.

It is liquid in consistency as all toners are.

Upon application, it stings a little bit(if you’re new to chemical exfoliation, it may sting a lot more). My skin isn’t. It has gone through the king of peels, The Ordinary AHA and BHA Solution and is still standing strong…lol.

Immediately after applying it, there’s a subtle glow to the skin. It is ever so slight but it’s there.

I noticed the high points of my face bounced off light so beautifully.

My skin has also become noticeably softer since I started using it. There’s no scaliness, dryness or dead skin.

Some people have said that this toner feels harsher than the Pixi Glow(probably due to the absence of calming ingredients like witch hazel). I have never used the latter myself but it doesn’t feel particularly harsh. However if you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip this and opt for another chemical peel such as lactic acid(Read my post to get the rundown on chemical exfoliation here).

It also increases skin sensitivity to the sun, so don’t forget SPF(not like you should ever forget it).


I love, love this product. I have used a number of The Ordinary products but this one stands out.

If you’re looking to start out with chemical exfoliation and you’re looking for an affordable effective way to start out, this is a good choice. It’s totally worth the hype.

Price: $12.50/N8000

Where to buy: The Ordinary

The Beauty Frenzy Shop(Use code “AMAKEUPJUNKIE” to save coins on orders above N10000)

Have you used either The Ordinary Glycolic Acid or the Pixi Glow Tonic? Do you like any of them? Is The Ordinary one a dupe or nah?? Please leave a comment below…

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  1. i literally just went out and collected mine….tagged you in my IG post pic with it. I decided to purchase this based on your previous post about chemical peels and will let you know how this goes for me. All I have to source now is a great sunscreen


    1. Fantastic review where can I buy glycolic acid ordinary in Lagos? Seems it sold out everywhere.. eventually I bought Panah Labs Glycolic acid toner from Jumia .Works equally well sista 😃


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