I've been using the Aqua Glycolic Toner for over a month now. I was curious about this when I read it on a friend's blog and since I like anything glycolic I ordered it at drugstore.com through a friend as it's not available locally. It's around $11 for a 6oz. bottle.
What it does:
The bottle has a different kind of pump wherein you push it downward with your cotton pad on top so it dispenses just enough liquid. I wish other liquid products had this kind of pump to avoid wastage. Oh, and it locks too when you twist it.
I use it at night only because of it's Glycolic Acid content which increases the skin's sensitivity to the sun. I started with a once a week application to get my skin used to it as it is pretty strong. I upped usage to 2-3x a week and now I use it nightly. [I use a different toner in the morning, Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion].
Other people felt it was too strong for them because they felt a burning sensation or it dried out their skin. For me I did not experience any of these. I guess I am used to glycolic acid from peels at my dermatologist's clinic and glycolic cleansers and other face creams I use (or maybe I'm just thick-skinned, LOL!). Since there is alcohol in the formula, there is a little alcohol-y scent to it which I don't really mind.
After cleansing and applying this toner my skin is left feeling more clean and soft. My skin doesn't feel tight or itchy. Since I use this in conjunction with other skincare products I can say that it has added to the benefit of less breakouts and a more even-toned skin. Regarding my oily skin, my T-zone is less oily.
I will definitely continue using it as glycolic acid helps exfoliate skin, decrease acne marks and keeps skin looking youthful. The bottle would probably last a long time since it is huge but I will repurchase when I run out of it.