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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%  by The Ordinary


Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. In its pure form, Vitamin C is unstable in water. Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C. It is much more stable in water but it is less potent than direct L-Ascorbic Acid.

Being more compatible with water allows for a very pleasant serum texture. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% is considered a gold standard of Vitamin C derivatives due to its high stability and comfortable use, but it's impossible to achieve extremely high L-Ascorbic Acid potency with this solution.

Aside from the general benefits of pure Vitamin C, The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% offers specific skin brightening benefits, leaving the skin tone more even and unified.


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We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.


Full Ingredients list of The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%. List is subject to change, please consult the packaging before proceeding to apply. Always patch-test skincare formulas before use.


Aqua (Water), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Propanediol, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Isoceteth-20, Xanthan gum, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

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Good & well priced - 11-04-2018 by

I'm a fan of the ordinary products and this is part of my ordinary skincare routine. Like all their products, it's very well priced yet still packs a punch
It smooths and brightens my skin and I really believe that this product assists with fine lines.
I only use at night however as the "feel" of the product isn't great and feels a little tacky on my skin. I still use however because it's worth the results

A great vitamin c serum - 29-03-2018 by

I bought this as a way to introduce some vita in c into my skincare. This is a really nice serum, it feels great on the skin and leaves skin looking smooth and bright. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to use some vitamin c as a very nice and affordable serum

High-powered vit-C product - 26-03-2018 by

I love this and highly recommend it for a daily vit-C product. I use this every evening and wake up with amazingly refreshed and brightened skin. I have a small amount of sun damage on my cheeks and this is helping to reduce it. I've just had a couple of weeks of not using it (ran out and it was out of stock) and seriously missed it.

Glowy skin in a bottle - 19-03-2018 by

The only other vitamin C product I have used is the Flash facial by REN which was water activated.

I have noticed after I use this that my skin is more glowy and bright, however I can only use it at night as it balls up under my makeup or any other skincase, which is annoying.

I generally put this on on a clean face and wait for 15 minutes or so, before using any other skincare. The texture is a little gloopy and sticky but I don't mind if I use it before bed. I also keep this in the fridge to stop it going off as quickly. I would probably try another vitamin C- maybe the Clinique one - before buying this again.

My fave Vit C - 13-03-2018 by

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a stayer in my routine. This was the first product I ever bought from The Ordinary and I'm now on my second bottle. It brightens and smoothes. At first I had a a little sensitivity to it, so I took my time, layered it in gradually and now I use daily..I have sensitive pale complexion, rosacea prone. Blue eyes, blonde hair.

Plump skin - 05-03-2018 by

I have dehydrated skin and read up on which products to use. This was recommended as was The Ordinary Squalane. I bought both and the combo worked well for me. I used this in the morning with a 50+ sunscreen then my make up and my skin felt moist all day but not oily.

Best Vit C Product - 25-02-2018 by

This is the best vit c product I have used. I do not like the silcone one in this range but this one is great.

brightening with a great price - 25-02-2018 by

This is an amazing price for this product- other comparable products would easily be double the price. It is a good, stable Vit. C product. Brightens skin, helps my acne and dark spots fade.

IN LOVE - 06-02-2018 by

Fantastic product. Makes my skin glow and has reduced the size and redness of a large keloid scar on my chest. I’ve repurchased three times and my friends have started using it too. Love it!

Great product - 23-01-2018 by

Not entirely sure what this product does but whatever it is it makes your skin glow!
Love this brand so much - all their stuff is amazing.

Acne scars has almost gone - 23-01-2018 by

This is amazing, after using this my acne scars have really started to fill out more and become less depressed. I love this!!!

Visable difference in a matter of days. - 13-11-2017 by

This vitamin C serum does what it says! Within 2 weeks of regular use my pigmentation is noticeably reduced and skin tone is clear and even. I'm impressed with the results at such an affordable price! I'm looking forward to exploring more of The Ordinary products and will be re-purchasing this one.

Visible difference in a matter of days. - 13-11-2017 by

This vitamin C serum does what it says! Within 2 weeks of regular use my pigmentation is noticeably reduced and skin tone is clear and even. I'm impressed with the results at such an affordable price! I'm looking forward to exploring more of The Ordinary products and will be re-purchasing this one.

Love this serum! - 19-09-2017 by

I have oily skin and a lot of hyperpigmentation from my teenage years and early 20s spent without proper sun protection. Been meaning to try a vitamin c serum for years! The serum feels light on my skin and most importantly after only 2 weeks of using this product my pigmentation is visibly improving- no laser necessary - sceptic no more! And for such an amazing price.

Fantastic product - 02-08-2017 by

If you are looking to even your skin tone I suggest you try this!

After using this product for about a week I have already noticed a difference in my completion including
- reduced redness
- reduced visibility of scars

I personally hate the feeling of products on my face so when I tried this for the first time I was pleasantly surprised it sinks in instantly!
(I follow this product with The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors and my skin feels amazing)

I want to be confident in my own skin and this product has definitely put me on the right track!

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