Gallinée Skin Care

Face Vinegar



200mL – 50mL

Toner but so much better

The Face Vinegar creates the perfect step between cleansing and caring for the complexion. A toner that is purifying, soothing and reparative, pores look smaller, skin brighter.

97,5%  natural origin ingredients.

No added perfume.


Reset your skin with the Gallinée Face Vinegar

The Face Vinegar acts as a pivot between what you remove from the skin surface when you cleanse and what you replenish it with afterwards.

The Face Vinegar contains Actibiome, a novel prebiotic that works to calm stressed skin and prevent it from further irritations alongside postbiotics that allow the skin’s beneficial bacteria to flourish. The second active is Hibiscus Vinegar. Extracted from the Hibiscus flower that’s native to Central America, the vinegar 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.
  1. Protection
    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.
  1. Proliferation
    A recognised AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), the gentle exfoliating action 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 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.


Gallinée’s Face Vinegar acts like a toner. Once any unhealthy 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 skin from serums and creams.


To be used morning and night, soak a cotton pad in the vinegar and swipe across cleansed skin, avoiding the eyes. Follow with Gallinée Youthful Serum or Hydrating Face Cream.

Why not pair with…

Gallinee Face Vinegar
Gallinee Foaming Facial Cleanser

Customer reviews

Based on 32 reviews

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  1. manon chevallier

    Rafraîchissant, hydratant… la petite crème visage Gallinée pour couronner le tout et ma peau est impeccable !

  2. 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’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.

  3. 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 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.

  4. 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 vinegar, but it’s not too strong. Perfect for people with sensitive skin!

  5. 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 skin routine. My skin has dramatically improved!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 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.

  8. 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 patches that I have on my cheeks along with acne scars on my chin.

  9. 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 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 !

  10. 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. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 another. Definitely I will getting more.

  13. Jemma (verified owner)

    This product is super fantastic i love the way it reacts on my skin! I really recommend this product..

  14. veronica ardimento (verified owner)

    Really happy with the product that I tried
    Definitely really raccoons it

  15. 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 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.

  16. 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 vinegar doesn’t help my skin to clear up, which is a bit disappointing.

  17. 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 continued use my skin will improve even further.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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 red. Throughout the day, my skin still felt extra dry and weird.

  21. 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 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.

  22. 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 the samples. Our esthetician’s love the Cleanser too.

  23. 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 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.

  24. Jacklyn C.

    This toner has helped my face color even out! My face has never looked this good!

  25. 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 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!

  26. Natasha Gregg

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

  27. Amber

    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.

  28. 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 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

  29. 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 sensitive skin shine free. I will buy it again!

  30. 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 !

  31. 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 application of the face cream easier. Will definitely add it to my daily routine.

  32. 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 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!


Frequent questions answered by our founder and Doctor of Pharmacy.

Marie Drago

Marie Drago

Is apple cider vinegar good for acne?

In our face vinegar, we use apple cider vinegar with infused hibiscus flower. There is a lot of homemade recipes using Apple cider vinegar for imperfections, and yes, it makes sense: it will remove excess sebum, lower the skin pH and has a purifying action at the right concentration. In our Face Vinegar, it’s at the perfect concentration. If you do it at home, dilute one part Apple Cider Vinegar in 2 parts water and dab on the face.

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