What Is A Glycolic Acid Toner And What Are The Benefits?

Glycolic acid can sound scary right? But actually the list of the benefits of glycolic acids and how widely they’re used goes on and on. On this blog post we’ll be sharing the best-selling TEMPLESPA GLOWCOLIC Multi-Acid Exfoliating Toner and all of the benefits of glycolic acid for your skin.

What is glycolic acid?

The new buzzword acid is also known as an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) which chemically exfoliates the skin by weakening the bonds connecting dead skin cells to the surface of your skin. Once these dead skin cells are released and lifted away using glycolic acid, your skin is left feeling smoother and looking brighter and more even in skin tone.

Glycolic acid is derived from the sugar cane and has a lower molecule weight, making it unique in itself as it can reach the different layers of your skin easily and make it very effective.

What are the benefits of glycolic acid?

The main benefits of glycolic acid you’ll see are brightening and adding a radiant glow to dull skin. As it exfoliates to lift away dead skin cells, your skin looks visibly brighter and more radiant, plus this allows your serums, moisturisers and oils to be able to absorb into the lower levels of your skin which means maximum benefits from your skincare routine!

Another added benefit is reducing the signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles as glycolic acid attracts water, also known as a humectant, so your skin appears plumper and fuller looking.

Because of the added exfoliation, a great benefit of glycolic acid is helping to reduce breakouts as it unclogs pores and lifts away dirt and oil trapped by dead skin cells on the skin.

Always remember to wear an SPF after using any AHAs like glycolic acid as it can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

What is a glycolic acid toner?

Now you are convinced of the benefits of glycolic acid and what it is, what’s the best glycolic acid product to use? We’d recommend a glycolic acid toner.

Toners are easy to incorporate into your routine, they follow after your cleanser and are generally a liquid formula which you can use on a cotton round and sweep across your face. You’ll find the benefits of toners help to create a smooth and even base while instantly refreshing and creating a hydrating layer for the next part of your skincare routine.

A favourite at TEMPLESPA is the GLOWCOLIC Multi-Acid Exfoliating Toner, which uses a blend of glycolic, mandelic and lactic acids along with vitamin c and Mediterranean fruit acids. Mandelic and lactic acids work in harmony with glycolic acid and are also AHAs, thus enhancing the overall exfoliating effectiveness. Our brilliant blend provides a refreshing lift and glow to dull and lacklustre skin, leaving it singing with radiance.


We hope you enjoyed the blog all about the benefits of glycolic acid and how to incorporate a glycolic acid toner into your skincare routine. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more news, favourite products and top expert tips.