One of the best ways to get glowy skin AND keep breakouts at bay is an application of glycolic acid toner. A couple of weeks ago, I talked an East Coast derm who loves the stuff—he said it’s better than salicylic acid or mechanical scrubs, and that studies even show it has a mild collagen-stimulating effect.
For years, I’ve been a fan of NeoStrata’s 8% version—in fact, it was the only one I could find that came in a toner format instead of a cream or a cleanser. But choice is always a good thing, so I’m happy to announce that Dermaglow have come out with a toner of their own. (And at 10% glycolic acid, it’s even stronger. Take that, NeoStrata!)
This one is suitable for all skin types, but it’s best to start slowly in case of irritation (try applying just a few times a week, or every other night, to start).
Bonus: the exfoliating action removes dead skin cells, so it will improve the penetration of any active ingredients in products you put on top. It’s also paraben- and fragrance-free.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores and other major drug retailers across Canada.