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Skin Magic's 10% Glycolic Tonic: Exfoliation with a Gentle Touch

How does skin magic compare to the ordinary when it comes to glycolic toner's? Read below to find out!

The Power of 10% Glycolic Acid: Skin Magic doesn't shy away from results. Our tonic boasts a 10% concentration of glycolic acid, which sits in the sweet spot for effective exfoliation. This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) works by gently dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion underneath. Consistent use can also help minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, leaving your skin looking refreshed and radiant.

Beyond Exfoliation: Barrier Boosters and Soothing Saviors What truly sets Skin Magic's tonic apart is its focus on supporting your skin's natural barrier. Unlike The Ordinary's Glycolic Toning Solution, which is known for its no-frills approach, Skin Magic incorporates ingredients specifically chosen to calm and soothe. Here are some key players:

  • Soothing Botanicals: Clover and mangosteen extracts work to reduce inflammation and redness, often associated with glycolic acid use.
  • Glycerin, Lecithin and Glycolipids: This humectant trio attracts and retains moisture, ensuring your skin stays hydrated and plump, even with the exfoliating effects.
  • Goji Berry: A potent antioxidant, helps shield your skin from free radical damage, which can be exacerbated by exfoliation.

Who Should Choose Skin Magic? If you're looking for a potent yet gentle glycolic acid treatment, Skin Magic's 10% Glycolic Treatment Tonic might be your perfect match. This is especially true if you have sensitive skin or are new to AHAs. The addition of soothing and barrier-supporting ingredients makes this formula ideal for those who want effective exfoliation without the irritation.

The Final Verdict: Both Skin Magic and The Ordinary offer effective ways to incorporate glycolic acid into your routine. However, Skin Magic takes the edge off with its focus on barrier support and calming ingredients. This makes it a great option for those with sensitive skin or those seeking a more gentle yet effective exfoliating experience.

Remember: Patch testing is always recommended before introducing a new product to your routine, especially one containing AHAs. Consult a dermatologist if you have any concerns.

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