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Gallinée Skin Care

Face Vinegar Toner

£7.00£23.00

 | 200mL – 50mL

Our cult face toner for an instant glow

Soothes & reduces redness in sensitive skins, purifies & exfoliates oily skin.
Pores look smaller, skin is brighter.
Prebiotics and gentle acids support the skin microbiome.

What makes it unique?
  • The Face Vinegar Toner contains hibiscus-infused Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 patents, thousands of fans and billions of happy bacteria
  • Oil-free, perfume-free, just a lot of active ingredients
  • 96% natural origin ingredients
Description

Reset your skin with the Gallinée Face Vinegar

The best toner for sensitive skin and for oily skin, specially formulated to purify and tone without stripping the skin (a potential risk of using undiluted at-home ACV skincare remedies). After cleansing away any bad bacteria, it works by eliminating dead skin cells and allowing for the better absorption of good bacteria and other ingredients in the rest of your skincare routine.

The Face Vinegar contains Actibiome, a novel prebiotic that works to calm stressed skin and prevent it from further irritations alongside gentle postbiotic acids that allow the skin’s beneficial bacteria to flourish.

The second active ingredient is the Hibiscus-infused Apple Cider Vinegar. This toning ingredient improves skin in three distinct ways:

1.Purification: Rich in acetic acid, with astringent properties, to gently dislodge dirt and unhealthy bacteria. Another important ingredient is tannins, which has been found to regulate sebum - an excess of which is commonly linked to acne breakouts.

2.Protection: ACV is full of antioxidants that help stop free radicals from attacking and degrading skin cells. Oxidative stress is reduced so the skin can remain protected from external ageing factors.

3.Proliferation: A recognised AHA (alpha hydroxyacid), the gentle exfoliating action of ACV stimulates cell renewal for a smoother, refined finish. It also helps minimise the appearance of blemish scarring.

Marie’s word, founder of Gallinée:
“The toner that started a trend. I love our Face Vinegar because it looks and feels so light but does so much! And also because we have two patents on it, it’s quite a high tech for a toner.
I use it on a cotton pad at night, after cleansing, and I just splash it on my face in the morning, great for waking up the skin. A multi-tasking wonder, and the best toner ever for sensitive skin”

Key Ingredients

HIBISCUS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Known for its astringent, exfoliating and soothing properties.

ALGAE PREBIOTICS: A brand new ingredient using extracts from green and brown algae, sea water and marine polysaccharides. Together they act against signs of stress on the skin.

PREBIOTICS: A mix of ultra-gentle fibres and sugars that feed your skin’s good bacteria and help support the skin’s barrier, with an antibacterial action against bad ones.

LACTIC ACID: The gentlest of AHAs, lactic acid helps the skin to stay at its optimal pH level and has hydrating and softening properties. Gallinée uses a slow-release form to suit even sensitive skin.

PHYSIOLOGICAL PH: All Gallinée products are made to match the optimal pH of the skin and the microbiome.

WITHOUT: Doesn’t contain soap, colourants, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, microbeads, phenoxyethanol or methylisothiazolinone.

Usage

To be used morning and night. Drop the face vinegar on a cotton pad or directly on your fingers, and swipe across, dry cleansed skin, avoiding the eyes. Follow with Gallinée Youthful Serum or Hydrating Face Cream.

RESULT: Our Face Vinegar acts like a toner. Once any bad bacteria has been cleansed away, this purifies and eliminates dead skin cells that could inhibit the absorption of the extra ingredients and healthy bacteria about to be left on the skin from serums and creams.

Clinical test results
  • The product cleans the skin smoothly: 95% agree
  • The texture is pleasant: 95% agree
  • The skin complexion is fresh: 91% agree
  • The product does not dry the skin: 86% agree
  • The product mattifies the skin: 82% agree
  • The product helps to regulate the sebum secretion: 82% agree
  • The product tighten skin’s pores: 77% agree

Source: * Clinical study carried out 20 subjects for 28 days under dermatological control.

Ingredients list
AQUA (WATER)*PROPANEDIOL*GLYCERIN*1,2 HEXANEDIOLALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE*PENTYLENE GLYCOLINULIN*LACTIC ACID*ACETUM (VINEGAR)MARIS AQUA (SEA WATER)ARGININE*HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACTLAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACTSACCHARIDE ISOMERATESODIUM HYDROXIDE*PHENETHYL ALCOHOL*SODIUM BENZOATEPOTASSIUM SORBATE

Customer reviews

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  1. Julieta Lucca

    I purchased the sample version with the scrub so I could try before purchasing the bigger size. I apply it with my hands (no cotton pad). It absorbs quickly (quicker than other mists or toners) and ma... Read moreI purchased the sample version with the scrub so I could try before purchasing the bigger size. I apply it with my hands (no cotton pad). It absorbs quickly (quicker than other mists or toners) and makes my skin feel instantly hydrated. I use it every day at least once, sometimes twice. Very happy with the quality and results.
  2. Aline

    I use the face vinegar just after cleaning my face in 2 steps (micellar+soap) because I don't want micelles to mess with it and reduce its effect. I also applied it to my back shoulders and neck where... Read moreI use the face vinegar just after cleaning my face in 2 steps (micellar+soap) because I don't want micelles to mess with it and reduce its effect. I also applied it to my back shoulders and neck where I have more acne issues and it has controlled it very well! I totally recommend it. I'm 36 and it's the first time I found something with visible effects so quickly, maybe I'll finally get rid of my adult acne thanks to Gallinée products.
  3. Holly (verified owner)

    a great product! smells a tiny bit vinegary but only for about 5 seconds on application
  4. louisasadler97 (verified owner)

    This is a lovely addition to my daily routine! I I have been using it morning and evening for approximately 3 months and I still have about a third left. I have seen an overall increase in my skin hea... Read moreThis is a lovely addition to my daily routine! I I have been using it morning and evening for approximately 3 months and I still have about a third left. I have seen an overall increase in my skin health and it is more manageable and now requires less products and work to get it to a really good place. I have psoriasis over a majority of my face and this hasn't aggravated it and I have noticed a smoother texture and less redness across my face. Using this feels like such a treat compared to other toners I have used and I always look forward to using it - I will definitely be repurchasing :)
  5. Tina

    Fantastic! This product really cleanses my skin so well and it feels so refreshed. Xx.
  6. Elaine

    This product is great! Makes my skin look and feel really clean, fresh and glowy.
  7. Caroline

    Alors j'ai mis du temps à l'apprécier (je parle du vinaigre pour le visage) mais à présent je ne saurais plus m'en passer. C'est mon premier geste du matin (je ne lave pas mon visage le matin), il... Read moreAlors j'ai mis du temps à l'apprécier (je parle du vinaigre pour le visage) mais à présent je ne saurais plus m'en passer. C'est mon premier geste du matin (je ne lave pas mon visage le matin), il rafraîchit ma peau avec douceur et la prépare à recevoir mes autres soins. Au début je l'utilisais juste après avoir lavé mon visage et il me brûlait à certains endroits, il faut juste trouver le meilleur moment dans sa routine et là, bingo! It took me time to apreciate this product (I'm talking about Face Vinegar) but now I couldn't do without it. It's the first step of my routine in the morning (I don't wash my face on morning), it gently freshens up my skin and prepares it for the next steps of skincare. At first I was using it just after cleansing my face and it used to trigger irritation on my face. You just have to figure out where it's best for you in your routine and then bingo!
  8. manon chevallier

    Top!!!!
  9. edilson.sa

    In my opinion it's not that great.
  10. manon chevallier

    Rafraîchissant, hydratant... la petite crème visage Gallinée pour couronner le tout et ma peau est impeccable !
  11. Nathalie M (verified owner)

    Premier geste beauté à la sortie de la douche matin et soir. Versé au creux de la main et appliqué avec les doigts, ce toner pénètre très vite et me sert d'humectant pour mes autres soins. J'ap... Read morePremier geste beauté à la sortie de la douche matin et soir. Versé au creux de la main et appliqué avec les doigts, ce toner pénètre très vite et me sert d'humectant pour mes autres soins. J'apprécierai un flacon spray pour diffuser directement sur le visage, le cou et le décolleté, d'autant que bien qu'étant un vinaigre il ne pique pas du tout (même les yeux) ni ne sent pas le vinaigre. L'odeur est très discrète.
  12. Heidi Campbell (verified owner)

    Where do I begin? My skin was unbalanced, suffering from texture, dryness, and sensitivity due to using expensive products with strong active ingredients (Augustinus Bader's The Cream, Biologique Rech... Read moreWhere do I begin? My skin was unbalanced, suffering from texture, dryness, and sensitivity due to using expensive products with strong active ingredients (Augustinus Bader's The Cream, Biologique Recherche P5). It was a terrible experience to look in the mirror, and I decided that it was time for a reset. While the sensitivity eased up after not using the other products, the texture and dryness still persisted. On a whim and inspired by an empties video by Estee Lalonde, I decided to buy this toner, the serum, and the facial scrub. I can confidently say that it's transformed my skin and restored the health to my ailing skin barrier. Soft, smooth, buoyant, no texture! I hope that Gallinee never goes out of business. Eager to try their hair products because I have similar issues with my scalp health.
  13. Anna (verified owner)

    This toner is my new favourite! I have very sensitive skin and rosacea so most toners are not suitable for me, but this one is very gentle. It really soothes my rednesses! It has a slight scent of vi... Read moreThis toner is my new favourite! I have very sensitive skin and rosacea so most toners are not suitable for me, but this one is very gentle. It really soothes my rednesses! It has a slight scent of vinegar, but it's not too strong. Perfect for people with sensitive skin!
  14. nvxbel (verified owner)

    Simply AMAZING! Expect a light vinegar smell , but after the first use won’t be an issue any longer. It leaves the skin fresh and clean without making it dry and it’s now an essential part of my... Read moreSimply AMAZING! Expect a light vinegar smell , but after the first use won’t be an issue any longer. It leaves the skin fresh and clean without making it dry and it’s now an essential part of my skin routine. My skin has dramatically improved!
  15. Hannah Catterall (verified owner)

    A really nice toner, perfect to use after cleansing and to make sure that every last speck of makeup has been removed. Very gentle on my oily, acne-prone skin.
  16. Joanna Kenny (verified owner)

    WOW! What a powerful toner. It's unbelievable really that it works at so many levels! And has made me question why I would ever buy anything else! It's perfect for my enlarged pores and hyper pigment... Read moreWOW! What a powerful toner. It's unbelievable really that it works at so many levels! And has made me question why I would ever buy anything else! It's perfect for my enlarged pores and hyper pigmentation from acne. It does have a mild smell of vinegar which is to be expected. But it's a smell I've grown to enjoy because of all the amazing benefits.
  17. Shannon (verified owner)

    I am in love with this toner! It is so gentle on my skin and not harsh like a lot of other toners out there. After just a few uses, it really evened out my skin tone and dramatically reduced some red ... Read moreI am in love with this toner! It is so gentle on my skin and not harsh like a lot of other toners out there. After just a few uses, it really evened out my skin tone and dramatically reduced some red patches that I have on my cheeks along with acne scars on my chin.
  18. Marie (verified owner)

    J'ai acheté the face vinegar au mois de janvier et il me reste toujours 1/8 ème de la bouteille: a little goes a long way !! J'adore ce produit, que j'utilise des que je me suis lavée le visage ... Read moreJ'ai acheté the face vinegar au mois de janvier et il me reste toujours 1/8 ème de la bouteille: a little goes a long way !! J'adore ce produit, que j'utilise des que je me suis lavée le visage ou sors de ma douche, pour me débarrasser du calcaire, juste avant de mettre mon serum et ma crème ( de chez Gallinée bien sûr) Ma peau sujette à l'acnée va BEAUCOUP mieux depuis que j'utilise ces produits: alors juste merci !
  19. lucjja

    After trying cleaning bar for some time I also added this toner into my routine. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and has a subtle, natural smell that isn't overpowering and doesn't linger. I... Read moreAfter trying cleaning bar for some time I also added this toner into my routine. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and has a subtle, natural smell that isn't overpowering and doesn't linger. It absorbs well and doesn't leave behind any greasy residue, making it quick and easy to apply other serums. I'm always looking for more natural additions to my skincare routine and this product definitely makes the cut.
  20. Eleanor (verified owner)

    I could not recommend this enough! My skin is so much happier, brighter and clearer since using this. The scent is lovely and I love the feeling of it on my face.
  21. Isabel Tobar (verified owner)

    It's been around a month since I started using these lovely products, I can tell that my skin is grateful :), it has recovered its natural elasticity after a rough winter, jumping from one product to ... Read moreIt's been around a month since I started using these lovely products, I can tell that my skin is grateful :), it has recovered its natural elasticity after a rough winter, jumping from one product to another. Definitely I will getting more.
  22. Jemma (verified owner)

    This product is super fantastic i love the way it reacts on my skin! I really recommend this product..
  23. veronica ardimento (verified owner)

    Really happy with the product that I tried Definitely really raccoons it
  24. ace pena

    I love this.product I have used biologique recherche toner P50 and P50 PIGM400 and i didnt see any differnce at all on skin and it is very expensive so I started to look for an alternative and I s... Read moreI love this.product I have used biologique recherche toner P50 and P50 PIGM400 and i didnt see any differnce at all on skin and it is very expensive so I started to look for an alternative and I saw this one and buy it and Im.not disappointed I used this in the morning before my Vitamin C and it does help to brighten my skin and I do have sensitive skin and this does not irritate my skin at all and I can trully say that this is much better and afordable than biologique recherche toner. Love this.
  25. pauline.maugueret (verified owner)

    This product works well for me, my skin feels purified after use and stays shine-free for the day - I use it in the morning. The only disadvantage for me is I tend to have hormonal breakouts but the v... Read moreThis product works well for me, my skin feels purified after use and stays shine-free for the day - I use it in the morning. The only disadvantage for me is I tend to have hormonal breakouts but the vinegar doesn't help my skin to clear up, which is a bit disappointing.
  26. lupinreid-g

    I was very dubious my skin would tolerate anything called face vinegar but happily it did and I am now a full convert. My sensitive, rosacea prone skin needs very gentle care and hopefully with contin... Read moreI was very dubious my skin would tolerate anything called face vinegar but happily it did and I am now a full convert. My sensitive, rosacea prone skin needs very gentle care and hopefully with continued use my skin will improve even further.
  27. charley.a.miles

    I have very sensitive skin and this is the perfect toner - I've repurchased twice and will again! Makes my skin so much smoother and pores are smaller with daily use.
  28. Lori (verified owner)

    This is excellent for me and I have very sensitive facial skin. The principle of Gallinee products appealed to me from the start and I now use both this and the facial wash. Brilliant!
  29. Mariana (verified owner)

    I was really excited to try this product, but it didn't work for me at all. In fact, my skin started to tingle right after usage and my cheeks , where I have atopic skin, became irritated and super re... Read moreI was really excited to try this product, but it didn't work for me at all. In fact, my skin started to tingle right after usage and my cheeks , where I have atopic skin, became irritated and super red. Throughout the day, my skin still felt extra dry and weird.
  30. Frida (verified owner)

    I love the idea of this product, but sadly it doesn't work on my skin. I've tried using it contigniously over a good few months and it made my skin feel almost "damaged", dry and with blemishes all t... Read moreI love the idea of this product, but sadly it doesn't work on my skin. I've tried using it contigniously over a good few months and it made my skin feel almost "damaged", dry and with blemishes all times. So, I think it's too harsh for my Scandibavian skin, which is dry & sensitive. I feel like maybe it's the vinegar that's too harsh, and my skin would love a toner without that ingredient, or in a smaller dose.
  31. Lydia

    I am in love personally with the Vinegar Toner - it has helped my acne in a short time span to clear up. I love that they have samples and continue to add them. We have ordered the entire line and all... Read moreI am in love personally with the Vinegar Toner - it has helped my acne in a short time span to clear up. I love that they have samples and continue to add them. We have ordered the entire line and all the samples. Our esthetician’s love the Cleanser too.
  32. stephanie

    J' ai acheté le coffret visage pour tester et je suis très agréablement surprise. Les soins sont très doux, ma peau ne tiraille plus après la douche. Je trouve mon teint plus lumineux et ma peau ... Read moreJ' ai acheté le coffret visage pour tester et je suis très agréablement surprise. Les soins sont très doux, ma peau ne tiraille plus après la douche. Je trouve mon teint plus lumineux et ma peau plus nette. Les odeurs du vinaigre et de la crème sont discretes. Je pense tester prochainement le pain de savon pour ma fille qui a la peau très sèche. J'en profite pour ajouter que le service client est très réactif; merci.
  33. Jacklyn C.

    This toner has helped my face color even out! My face has never... Read moreThis toner has helped my face color even out! My face has never looked this good!
  34. Tiya (verified owner)

    I was so looking forward to another Gallinee product after the other skincare products have been working well for me but this was really disappointing. I broke out in spots and I initially thought it ... Read moreI was so looking forward to another Gallinee product after the other skincare products have been working well for me but this was really disappointing. I broke out in spots and I initially thought it was my skin just reacting to using something different but after a couple of months use I had to stop using it. Needless to say since doing so my skin has gone back to normal. A shame to have wasted my money, but the rest of the Gallinee face products are amazing!
  35. Natasha Gregg

    Gentle and Refreshing Toner I like that this product is gentle on my skin and it doesn’t dry out my skin.
  36. Amber

    Gentle I have rosacea and this was recommended to me. So far it doesn't dry my skin or cause redness. The smell is a little strong, but other than that I'm very pleased.
  37. July

    Wonderful toner love this but says to keep in a dark place. Why won’t they do an opaque bottle? Since I Have to keep it in a drawer I keep forgetting to use it. The clear bottle makes everything lo... Read moreWonderful toner love this but says to keep in a dark place. Why won’t they do an opaque bottle? Since I Have to keep it in a drawer I keep forgetting to use it. The clear bottle makes everything look really pretty but that’s only good for marketing purposes -I would rather it be an open take a bottle so it lasts better and I can keep it on my vanity
  38. sofia8753

    I received the face vinegar as part of the Happy Bacteria Set and it has been by far my favourite product from the box and my go-to toner. It has no alcohol but it manages to keep my oily and highly s... Read moreI received the face vinegar as part of the Happy Bacteria Set and it has been by far my favourite product from the box and my go-to toner. It has no alcohol but it manages to keep my oily and highly sensitive skin shine free. I will buy it again!
  39. Lili

    I love it! I use it after cleaning my skin with micellar lotion. Smell and texture are great. Not too corrosive which is what I was worried of at first sight. Will definitely buy it again !
  40. andriaj.cooke (verified owner)

    I have never used toners and am wary of using more products than necessary on my sensitive skin. However, this product is very pleasant to use and feels soothing. Also, I find it seems to make applic... Read moreI have never used toners and am wary of using more products than necessary on my sensitive skin. However, this product is very pleasant to use and feels soothing. Also, I find it seems to make application of the face cream easier. Will definitely add it to my daily routine.
  41. Lynsey Bradley (verified owner)

    I've been using the face vinegar now for nearly 3 weeks and already see a noticeable difference in the look and feel of my skin. My skin feels cleaner and smoother, and it looks fresher with fewer ar... Read moreI've been using the face vinegar now for nearly 3 weeks and already see a noticeable difference in the look and feel of my skin. My skin feels cleaner and smoother, and it looks fresher with fewer areas of redness. With sensitive skin I've always been cautious of new products, especially toners which have stung at tines. Not with the face vinegar though, it feels gentle yet effective!

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FAQs

Frequent questions answered by our founder and Doctor of Pharmacy.

Marie Drago

PharmD
Marie Drago

Is apple cider vinegar good for acne?

When incorporated regularly into your skincare routine, Apple Cider Vinegar will help prevent the build-up of blemishes, imperfections and yes… acne.
It removes excess sebum, thus reducing the blockages that could turn into spots. It has a purifying action that helps rid your skin of bad bacteria and it lowers the skin’s pH (acne sufferers tend to have a higher pH, so ACV can help balance this out).
In our Gallinée Face Vinegar Toner, we use ACV infused with hibiscus, at the perfect concentration to defend against breakouts.

Is apple cider vinegar recommended for sensitive skin?

Apple Cider Vinegar can certainly have benefits for sensitive skin, in that it has anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce irritation or reactions.
However, sensitive skin is going to be more vulnerable to potential harm from over-use of acidic vinegars, particular if diluted insufficiently. We, therefore, recommend that, if you are looking to use ACV on sensitive skin, that you use a product that has been specially formulated and proven for your skin type.
We are proud that Our Face Vinegar has two patents to this effect, one of which is especially for sensitive skin types and helping to prevent redness. The other patent is problem skins because of how it purifies and has an astringent effect. It also enhances skin appearance by smoothing it and making it glow.

Does vinegar kill bacteria on skin?

The clever thing about incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar into your skincare routine is that it can be remarkably selective with which bacteria it will kill and the ones it has to keep. Your skin’s microbiome is very diverse, with both harmful and helpful bacteria calling it home.
Using ACV – especially a specially formulated vinegar toner – helps to eliminate the bad bacteria, whilst leaving the good bacteria (which we then recommend nourishing with a Hydrating Face Cream). Lactic acid works in the same way, which is why our Face Vinegar works so well on sensitive and problem skins.

Does vinegar help shrink dilated pores?

Apple cider vinegar, when used regularly as part of a toner, can help to tighten and shrink the appearance of pores on your skin. This is because it soothes the skin and has an astringent effect on the pores. It helps regulate the sebum and – by doing so – makes pores appear tightened, smaller and less blocked-up. Dilated pores can be caused by:

  • Excessive sebum: this is when a person’s sebaceous gland produces a lot of oil (oily skin).
  • Decreased elasticity around the pore: the skin becomes less supple, and pores appear enlarged.
  • Increased hair follicle volume: the pore at the end of the hair follicle becomes clogged.
  • When oil collects in the pore and combines with dirt or makeup, the pore can become blocked. This stretches the pore, making it look bigger than it is. If the pore remains clogged, breakouts may develop.

How often should I use the Gallinée Face Vinegar Toner?

The Face Vinegar can be used as a toner applying it on a cotton disk in the morning and/or at night before using your hydrating cream or oil. You can also splash it on your face every morning for an immediate good-looking effect.

How does the Face Vinegar smell?

Unsurprisingly, the Face Vinegar has a definite smell of vinegar, but not nearly as strong as you would get if you sniffed your standard kitchen vinegar. The smell is also only very short-lived too, especially once you continue with the next steps in your skincare routine – so don’t worry about anyone noticing when you’re out and about!

“5 stars – A great product! Smells a tiny bit vinegary but only for about 5 seconds on application” – Holly (verified buyer)

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