The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder 20g
4.5 of 215 reviews
4 instalments of $2.46
4 instalments of $2.46
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The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder is a Vitamin C product that can be added to water, toner, moisturiser or serum to enhance your complexion over time. This powder works to improve radiance and even skin tone, promoting a healthy, glowing complexion. This superfine powder also helps to protect against external aggressors due to its antioxidant properties.
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- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.5 of 215 reviews
88% recommend this product
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Too strong for me
Tedious but gloriousSlightly tedious design. I would much rather a shaker bottle however the product itself is amazing and I would recommend, especially at the low price point.
Love it!Mix this into my moisturiser every morning and night. You can feel it working on your skin.
Skin best friendI mix l absorbing acid with hyaluronic acid and it works best. InStant glow and best skin care routine.
Great for body brightening!!!I use it on my body since it's too strong. I mixed it with my body moisturizer and apply it every day after shower for a month. I can say for sure that I saw a significant change of my body. My skin looks brighter! That's exactly what I hoped for. Make sure you put on SPF after using that product!
The BOMB DOT COMThis product is a game changer for me!! I finally bit the bullet and gave into trying this product after reading heaps of positive reviews. I have used a lot of the Ordinary products and while I thought this product might be quite messy to use, it's quite a fun (and quick) process that reaps me amazing results. I've definitely felt like my skin texture has improved and I feel like it looks brighte...Read More
Get that glowthis stuff is amazing! It makes your skin glow and definitely helps with pigmentation. I mix a half pea size amount with a bit of simple moisturiser and some ordinary marula oil at night time when im not using retanoids. Make sure that you wash your hands really well after as they can stain a bit if you dont. I will also use alpha h liquid gold the morning after as every once and a while my larger...Read More
amazingVery well priced for such an effective and hydrating product, will be repurchasing!
Great Vitamin C product at a great priceI have tried other Vitamin C products that are much more expensive than this one from the Ordinary, and this works just as well as any of them at a fraction of the price. Brightens/evens skin tone & seems to help with skin healing. Be sure to only use a tiny amount - I was being a bit absent minded one night & accidentally used a whole scoop & next day I looked sunburnt... A third of a scoop works...Read More
WowI see a major difference with my face when comparing before & afters. My face has bloomed with brightness! I feel a lot more confident as I did have very dry & uneven skin ! Very happy & will re purchase
Learn to loveIt took me a while to see any difference in my skin using this daily mixed into my moisturiser. But after 3 months of consistent use I can really see a difference to pigmentation, scaring and brightness.
And I don't even feel like I've made a dent in the tub!
Will definitely last me ages.
Forewarning, this product is amazing but it does tingleI knew what I was getting into when buying this product as I read through all the reviews. I have dry skin with acne scarring and also suffer from regular breakouts. I tend to use this product 3 times a week as it does tingle quite a bit after applying. I mix this product with my skin food moisturiser which blends really well together however, I do feel a sensation of tingling for about 10 minutes...Read More
GreatThis makes my skin look brighter and my complexion better. Love it
Too strong for meIt was much too strong for my skin, particularly since I include retinol in my skincare. It made my skin flushed, and felt like it burned my skin slightly. Not a fan.
Great valueGreat value vitamin c that is finely milled and can be added to oils or moisturisers! Noticed a big difference in my skin. Definitely brighter!
Real resultsIve bought this product 3-4 times now and it consistently delivers. I usually mix it with my moisturiser or with hyaluronic acid and it definitely brightens the skin, especially my acne scars.
FiddlyQuite tricky to use. Fiddly little spoon that is hard to measure. A bit gritty also. Reasonably effective but not my preferred vitamin c powder.
Too stingy for me.I’m sure it’s great for normal people, but apparently not great for me! I have quite thin skin, naturally, and sensitive. It burned me to the point where I had to wash it off and I’m left with blotches of redness.
Be wary if you have sensitive skin!!
Causes flushI'm 63 and used this sparingly with The Ordinary Moisturising factors with HA. It is a bit hard to get it to mix smoothly with moisturiser, but you could try it with water instead. I did get some flushing of skin even though I used a little bit. As a result it's not something I can use, unfortunately. It could possibly benefit someone with non sensitive skin.
Good but not greatThis is the 2nd Vit C I’ve tried from the ordinary & it’s ok but not really for me. I mixed it with the resveratrol/Ferulic but I tend to be a bit heavy handed with the quantity (the scoop provided isn’t very good) so I experienced a bit of redness & irritation as a result. Also, even though the powder appears to dissolve into the serum, it kind of sits on your skin for a while afterwards so I had...Read More
So far go goodFirst time user of this product. Felt a little tingle upon application, the formula mixed very well with the ordinary's moisturiser. Will continue to use and see how it goes.
I've been using this for a couple of months and haven't noticed much of a changeI've been using this for a couple of months and haven't noticed much of a change. It's hard with The Ordinary because I use so many of their products at the same time, it becomes hard to tell which ones are actually working.
Very affordableI have gone through quite a few jars now because it's easy to use and it works.I mix it with moisturizer.
Great valueThis is very good value vitamin c that is finely milled and can be added to serums or moisturisers! A little goes a long way, only downside is it can get messy
Good but powerfulThis product is great, yet be wary on what products you mix the powder with. I find if I mix it with a strong serum, my skin feels burning!
It is strong but can see some brightness when mixed with the right product.
Can be messy when mixing powder.
Powder not for meGood product and results, powder just isn’t for me!
Fabulous!This is the first powder vitamin c product I have used and have really enjoyed it! Very finely milled powder than can be mixed with moisturisers, oils and serums. Personally I think it mixes better with a serum, however I also mix this with Weleda skin food and have no issues with it dissolving. Some say they have experienced grittiness; they recommend using only a rice grain amount and if you mix...Read More
Very strong, be wary.I think this would be perfect for people with not sensitive skin as why I've given 5 stars.
However my skin is just to sensitive and this makes it worse.
If you want it STRONGI like you can adjust the level of Vit C just by using more or less powder. Vit C degrades really quickly in solution so this is perfect if you need a strong stable and cheap option. Great to mix with HA. Make sure you understand how it interacts with other products. Better to use at night. Really tingly.
ExcellentI've been using many TO products for about a year now but have been avoiding this one because it looked like too much hassle. I couldn't have been more wrong! I've been adding half a scoop to my nighttime routine and it's really brightened my skin by morning. It's faded my substantial scarring caused by surgeries to remove skin cancer too. My freckles and 'age spots' have also noticeably reduc...Read More
The OrdinaryI have loved using this product! I was very careful to use it sparingly at the beginning so not to get a reaction or cause irritation. My skin tingles in a good way after I apply it. There has never been any discomfort. I mix it with TO moisturiser in the mornings twice a week. My skin looks clearer and feels softer since I started using it. I will definitely be repurchasing.
I love thisI love this powder. I can feel it working on my skin and have been using consistently for over 3 months. It last a really long time and use it with a serum rather than a moisturiser
Great price and even greater productBeen using this to help fade blemishes and acne scars. I mentioned I had been using it to my dermatologist and he approved of its use. Super cheap price for a lot of product. Been using it for a few months now and I'm not even halfway through the container. It doesn't dry out my skin and can be mixed in with a lot of different products. I love it in the powder form. Much more versatile and stable ...Read More
loving it so farAm loving it so far- it does tingle on application but i didnt find it grainy and my skin didnt react badly. I use it everyday now. The application is a bit annoying (with the spoon) and there isnt an actual guide as to how much to use, but i started small and worked my way up to a bit more.
Didn't notice any differenceI used this product for a while but didn't notice any difference. I combined this with ferulic acid solution from Ordinary.
Good vitamin cA very easy way to introduce in vitamin C into your routine. I like to use it in my moisturiser to give me a glow.
VersatileI was a bit unsure about trying this, as it seemed like a bit of an effort, but it's actually fine. It turns out I like the versatility of the powder form, because I can mix it with different products, depending on my routine that morning or night. Works well mixed with a moisturising serum like HA, with a cream moisturiser, or an oil (I've started mixing it with the Resveratrol for a vitamin cock...Read More
First time userHave just received my first big order of the ordinary products. Very excited.
So far have found this product amazing and very easy to use. Love the little spoon.
great scar reductionI found thisi really helped minimsed my acne scars
Love this product!!This is one of the best vit c products ive used. You definitely feel a tingle when applying the product, also tightness. It did take a few weeks for my skin to get used to it do new users go easy at the start! It definitely has brightened my skin. I only use it at night. I generally mix with The Ordinary's moisturiser or with their retinoid serum.
Be wary if you have eczema or similar condit...Read More
Great format, actual results, doesn't oxidiseI have noticed a significant lessening in redness on my cheeks and decollete with daily use of this product. I switched to a different Vit C product (Ausceuticals 20%) for two months and noticed my redness returned with a vengeance, so I switched back to this product 2 months ago and the redness is back under control. Additionally, I have also used TO's 23% Vit C Suspension in the past; that pro...Read More
Sticky, but effectiveI have been using this with other The Ordinary serums, and I can attest that this will definitely make your skin GLOW! That said, no matter what I mix it with, my skin becomes sticky for an hour(ish). If you can cope with that, I would 100% recommend this!
Would recommend!I love mixing this in with my daily moisturiser. I like that I can put in however much I need. It leaves a tingly sensation when applying, but I have found that it evens out the texture on my face.
Love!So affordable and easy to use, very potent and gives your skin a light tingling feeling. Powder form keeps the vitamin C stable and this little jar will last me a long time. This one of the best skincare purchases I’ve made
works best 2 x per week in daytimemixes with any product. It works so well to brighten and clear the skin.
I have pale skins and some freckles and tend to rosacea so works great for me.
If you use it more than every 3rd day it may, as it did for me, cause small bumps, irritation or breakout.
hello glowBeen adding this to my morning skincare routine for the last 6 months; mixed into a very basic moisturiser.
It stings on appliation, but the tone and texture of my skin has really improved. Most noticeably, the dark circles under my eyes has faded dramatically.
could do with better instructionsI do enjoy this product but found the instruction to mix a "small amount" with other treatments to be vague.
I found out from another source that my "small amount" was much more than what I was meant to be using, and that I should be using no more than a rice grain.
My skin has been better since using reducing the usage to a REALLY TINY amount with my day and night cream.
Great but fiddly.This product really works and I do genuinely love it, but with two caveats: 1) it’s fiddly to use, so I don’t use it as often as I would like and 2) it is quite a harsh product and will stain hands orange!
Love thisThis product in the powder form is great if you don't want to add more liquid onto your skin (if it's say- oily like mine)
Just be careful when you measure it that you don't breathe too close and inhale it. it is very fine.
Great results, gentle tingle. I use at bedtime so it have plenty of time to absorb and work it's magic. remember your skin will be a little sensitive ...Read More
Excellent value, high potency Vitamin CI love that I can mix this product with my normal moisturiser for a boost in vitamin c. A little goes a long way so by far my favorite Vitamin C product on the market!
Great product, great priceI have been using this product since it came out and it’s wonderful. It’s not only very affordable but it lasts and you can mix it with a variety of other skin products. I definitely recommend it
Awesomei use it with my moisturiser at night and i wake up with a radiant clear complexion rather than oily and acne everywhere, highly recommend
So cheap and lasts foreverThis is a great way to add vit c to your skin care routine. It turns an ordinary moisturiser into a treatment by just adding a little scoop.
AmazingThis is the best vitamin c for my skin. I has helped with so many issues - pigmentation, complexion, brightness, health of my skin, etc. Will buy again
Love Love Love!I use this product every second morning with a serum and it really helps brighten my complexion during the winter months! I made the mistake of using a bit too much initially (I was new to the vitamin C game) and it stung quite a bit, but after reducing it to a small amount it works like a charm!
Loving itI love vitamin C to brighten and hydrate my skin, I apply the serum I make using the L-ascorbic Acid Powder mornings and nights and my skin is soft, bright and well hydrated. Will purchase again.
Love it!I have pigmentation on my face, and this product used twice a week has really helped. I started off using the suspension product, but now I have introduced this one into the routine too. It does tingle and you might feel like that’s unusual, however I love that feeling as I can feel it penetrating my skin and doing its job.
For someone who suffers from dark spots or pigmentation, I highly re...Read More
Great priceGreat price for a vitamin c powder if you want to mix your own treatments. Just be careful and read up on how much to use. You only need the tiniest amount
Not so impressedI've read so many reviews about how much people loved this and how easy it was to mix it into other products. But for me I haven't noticed much of a difference with my skin and I hate the grainy residue it leaves on my face. It could be the products I'm mixing it into or how much I'm using but it just never seemed to dissolved completely.
Effective delivery of Vit CI think this is the best way to ensure Vitamin C doesn't get oxidised by delivering it in a powder form. I have been using this for more than 6 months. I mix a teaspoon (a mini spoon comes with the product).with hyalouronic acid or mosturiser after washing my face in the morning. I do think that my skin is radiant and glowing from using this. Highly recommended!
DIY skincare!Vitamin C isn't very stable when it's in contact with air or light. This product avoids this by activating only the amount you need which is genius! I feel it isn't as effective as I hope which could be the company having to sacrifice quality to make it in powder form.
Big Results for a Small PriceLove this Vitamin C powder!
I have used the same product in Skinstitut & other brands & found that they always irritated my skin & flared up my rosacea.
This one is great, it is effective yet gentle.
Has approved & reduced some of my acne scarring, makes my skin look more clarified & even toned & is even helping to reduce my pore size! BONUS!
The only thing I would suggest ...Read More
Really goodI have been mixing this product with Clinique dramatically different moisturising gel every morning and have noticed changes to my skin within a week. I have mild acne scarring on my cheeks and this has appeared to improve. My skin also looks more luminous. Really happy and would recommend.
good for brighteningHelped to even out my skin tone and make my face look brighter and less dull. It is annoying that it comes in a powder form and it can be a bit messy but the results are worth it.
Absolutely loveThis product is amazing as you can mix it with almost anything! It has made my acne scars less visible and improved my overall complexion in just weeks.
Useful productThis is such an interesting and useful product! I like to mix it in with The Ordinary’s Buffet Serum and spread it on my face and décolletage, but it can be mixed with your Moisturiser or any other Serum. I also mix it in with my hand cream at night. Start off with a very tiny amount though, as using too much can really sting your face and neck. I don’t know how evenly the vitamin C powder is dist...Read More
Makes my skin feel smootherSeems to make my skin feel a lot smoother. Hasnt done much for the tone of my skin though. Jar lasts a long time.
Great for acne scarsBought this for my daughter to use on her mild acne scars with low expectations to be honest. I mixed a small amount in water and applied it to her skin not expecting anything to happen. It immediately brightened her complexion and her scars are fading with daily use. Pretty amazing for how cheap this product is. She has had no negative reaction to it at all, no burning or stinging etc. Definitely...Read More
YessssThis is so good. Makes my skin smoother and glowy after one use. Haven't seen a huge reduction in my red acne scarring however i'm very pale so i don't know if anything will help that.
Yes Yes YesOMG why did I wait so long to purchase? After using this product (every other week for a full week) I always find my skin brighter the next day, my acne scarring has lightened tremendously fast - I have been using it in conjunction with another of their products the Azelaic Acid and it has been a dream combo. Vitamin C in powder form is great as you know it’s always fresh, but this does have an ex...Read More
AmazingI use this product when my skin gets dull and needs some extra glow and radiance. Super affordable as well
the product is good but maybe can improve on the package?Ok I have used the similar vitamin C powder from other brand to mix with your lotion and serum so bought this to give it a go. I loved the price. It found the jar is a bit hard to use. No spoon or spatula in it. You need to be careful when dispensing. I mixed with the Ordinary serum or moisturizer at night. Maybe not good to be used in AM under makeup but it is up to you. Hope this will help light...Read More
Love itI have combination/acne prone skin. This powder brightened my complexion and even out my skin tone. I always use it in the morning with my moisturiser. Definitely repurchase.
Noticeable results for a $10 product!Although it does oxidise pretty fast, the results are worth it! I love mixing this with my serum at night and it has noticeably brightened my complexion. I’m also noticing an improvement in texture.
AMAZINGThis product is a must have!! you receive a cute little scoop and the tingling feeling is minimal. I use it daily (about a quarter of a scoop each use and I mix it in the palm of my hand) as it helps shrink the appearance of my pores and with uneven skin tone.
I have used at night with copper peptide however I mostly use in the mornings with an emu oil/vitamin e cream. I will never not buy t...Read More
Love this productGreat price, great product - comes with a tiny little spoon to make application easy.
I mix it with some cold pressed argan oil from the same company as part of my morning routine (I use organ oil as I figure the high vitamin E content will help keep the ascorbic acid stable for longer). I apply to a clean face, let it work for an hour and then top with Essano rosehip oil spf 15. You can rea...Read More
Active cThis is my 2nd bottle. I mixed it with facial cleanser everyday or sometime mixed with face cream. It helps with my uneven skin tone. I also noticed that my face look brighter.
So easy for fab resultsI mix this with either a basic moisturiser or a nice hydrating serum and the results are For. Real. Can be grainy under makeup so I prefer to use on non makeup days or at night.
AMAZING!I wanted to incorporate vitamin C into my routine, but the Vitamin C suspension 23% + HA spheres 2% would form a film on my face that blocked my pores a bit. I bought this product instead and it's amazing! The powder is very finely milled and mixes perfectly with oils and serums. It causes very mild tingling on the face, but don't burn. I mix this with the Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%...Read More
Works really wellI love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
Great for night timeThis powder feels nice and tingly and leaves my skin feeling glowy in the morning. I mix it with my night time moisturiser. I tried to use it with serum during the day but I find it always leaves a little of bit of grit so I stick to using it at night.
great product!ive been using this product for about a week now, i have noticed my skin is alot more hydrated and glowy. i mix a full scoop into my night cream each night. really good product for only $10!!
Very effectiveThis mixes great with my moisturizer (unless I add too much, then I end up with white streaks on my face). It makes my face tingle, but in a good way. I really think it brightens my skin. My one complaint would be that the screw top of the one I got is really difficult to get back on - it keeps getting stuck and I'm worried someday I'm going to end up with white powder all over the room!
Didn’t work for meBad packaging as it oxydises quickly. Burned the crap out of my skin and I usually don’t have issues with vitamin c. Didn’t notice an improvement. But it is really cheap so that’s a plus!
in addition to exploring, when you add it to the creams it becomes of a more dense and velvety consistency
Works perfectlyI mix this in with The Ordinary Matrixyl and my skin loves it. I only use about half a scoop as more than that tends to give me some pilling, when I apply anything else over the top. You cannot go wrong with the price!
Great size and works!I bought this to try on my freckles and it is so good. I mix it with a retinol cream in the evenings. The packaging keeps the powder in, it is mess-free and a great price for a good quality powder. Would recommend!
LoveI use this vitamin C powder with The Ordinary Buffet Serum at Night & then Ordinary Moisture HA Cream. I’m 60 & have great skin but it’s even brighter, tighter doing this regime. Love it Love The Ordinary.
love!I use this daily with the philosophy ultimate miracle worker moisturiser and omg! I won't use another brand of vitamin c after using this.
Made me break out!My skin is usually pretty good, thanks to the Buffet and Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%, but this made me break out in the worst blind pimples and bumps all over my chin, around my nose and on my forehead. Still trying to get rid of them since stopping using it over a week ago :’(
GreatI add this to my sunscreen to give a little extra glow, overall a great product and price but I did find the powder frustrating to use so its probably not for me.
LoveThis is the best - love the fact you can mix with serum or any complementary product. Brightens my skin. Lasts a long time and the price is very reasonable.
GoodHave been using this product for around a week. At first I found it difficult to work out what to mix it with as ALL my serums contained Niacinamide, which this can't be mixed with. I've ended up simply mixing it with water and applying it that way, which seems to work also. I don't personally find having to mix it every night annoying, as it only takes 20 seconds or so, especially when you consid...Read More
Great product for vitamin c addition in your skin careOut of all the vitamin c skin care I’ve used this is the best due to it’s versatility. I use half a scoop mixed with my usual moisturiser once or twice a week.
GreatI use this a few times a week at night. It's a super gentle AHA that really brightens your skin.
Vitamin C powder worth a tryThis is a nicely milled fine vitamin C powder which I mix in with one of the Ordinary moisturizers. It is not an everyday product for me, as the scooping of powder using the little spoon and mixing it into a moisturizer takes some time, although the results are great and my skin feels glowy after use. Definitely worth a go if you are not in a rush in the morning. I would recommend this product, ho...Read More
Great addition to your beauty arsenalI love this product. I use half a scoop at night mixed with 3 drops of the Resveratol and Ferulic Acid and my skin is glowing. I've had no breakouts or sensitivity with it which my skin is normally prone to. I highly recommend this.
Very effectiveThis is my favourite Vitamin C product to date. Really tingles when it's going on so I know it's working! Incredibly finely milled powder, I usually mix it in with my Buffet serum and it goes on well. Occasionally leaves white powdery residue if I've used a lot but melts in as soon as I add a second serum or moisturiser over the top. Little tub lasts for months. I've definitely noticed less pigmen...Read More
IncredibleIncredible product that truly works. After about a week of use my skin was absolutely glowing and pigmentation definitely reduced! Amazing product that actually works and such a great price
Pleased with the resultsPleased with the results but it is a bit annoying to use because of the mixing factor and trying to figure out what to mix it with. But it does make my skin very soft. Only a mild tingling sensation too.
i love this stuffi mix this into any moisturiser or serum, does get ball up (not sure if its the amount i use) if you use too much so i just stick to using it at night, usually mix into my ordinary hylauronic acid 2% & b5 serum or buffet serum. noticed a differenced within 2 weeks of using that my pigmentation on cheeks was disappearing and my skin was glowing and more even. everyone needs this!!