The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% 30ml
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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.
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- Artificial Fragrance Free
- Sulphate Free
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- Age Prevention
- First signs of ageing
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Wrinkles and loss of firmness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
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4.5 of 166 reviews
93% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
I purchased this about a month ago and I have been really impressed. I use it in the morning before my spf. I find the texture, as long as you use just a small amount, is lovely, it soaks into my skin instantly. I also love the smell - it’s kind of nutty and I look forward to it in the morning. The results have taken a while, it’s been a slow burn, but now I think my skin really is looking brighter, less red and more even.
Most Helpful Criticism
I like this but wouldn't say it is amazing. I haven't noticed much of a different so unsure if it is working and I have been using it consistently for a few months now. In saying that, it feels nice applying in the AM after my cleanser and before my moisturizer. Price point is great however I probably wont repurchase.
So impressedI purchased this about a month ago and I have been really impressed. I use it in the morning before my spf. I find the texture, as long as you use just a small amount, is lovely, it soaks into my skin instantly. I also love the smell - it’s kind of nutty and I look forward to it in the morning. The results have taken a while, it’s been a slow burn, but now I think my skin really is looking brighte...Read More
Very good productI really like this vitamin C, it's not too oily and absorbs into my skin very nicely. I enjoy putting this on after washing my face in the morning, then layering it with sunscreen and makeup. The only issue I have with it is that it will make my makeup a bit oilier than usual. After using it for a few weeks, I really enjoy the brightening effects on my face.
Well worth the moneyverified purchaserSmall bottle but a little goes a long way. Worth the money
Goodverified purchaserI like the consistency and it absorbs into the skin nicely leaving my skin bright but I haven't seen any other results. I have been using this for over a month now and will continue to use it.
UnsureI like this but wouldn't say it is amazing. I haven't noticed much of a different so unsure if it is working and I have been using it consistently for a few months now. In saying that, it feels nice applying in the AM after my cleanser and before my moisturizer. Price point is great however I probably wont repurchase.
Vit c for sensitive skinverified purchaserI have used a 4% vit c serum before (poor result) so wanted to increase the strength but was worried about chemical burns due to my sensitive dry skin. I am so happy with this product I have had no irritation and my skin looks brighter! I have even had compliments on this. Is now a staple in my skincare regimen.
Good for hydrationI've used this for two months now as part of my morning routine and it leaves my skin hydrated. Make sure you use it as recommended by the Ordinary. Only downside is it is a bit small.
Like itI enjoy the texture of this Vit c and mildness of application. I add a little 23% Vit c to up the ante. I’m not sure how much good it’s doing after 6 months of use, but it’s inexpensive and I figure it can only help with sun protection.
Changed my skin for the betterverified purchaserI love this..it brightens and refines my skin..it never has looked so good..and its almost after the first use.. good to wait a bit before adding another cream on top as it can pill..but wait 5 mins and i found it fine..i have re bought this many times
New addition to my skincare routineI’ve heard lots of things about how good vitamin C is for your skin, but I’ve never tried it before using this product. I love how it has made my skin feel and look, and it has worked so good combined with the other products in my skin care routine.
GreatThis ordinary product is great and it has made my skin brighter and helped my skin stay clear
Lightweight, silicone free Vit C derivativeI dislike the feel of silicone on the skin, so although the higher strength Vit C serums usually come in silicone as Vit C is reactive with water, this product does the job for me. As a Vit C derivative it can be a water based serum, which I find feels so much lighter on my skin and absorbs well. I definitely notice more radiance and glow when I started using it. Just pop on in the morning under m...Read More
Great productI really love this product. It has evened out my skin tone and improved my complexion in general. I did get a small amount of sensitivity at first, but I don't think it was from this specific product as I had changed a few things at once and it went away when I altered the use of another product.
Not quite for meI’ve used most of the ordinary’s products - normally pretty happy. After taking a break from vitamin c for the last couple of months I decided to reintroduce it into my routine with this. Unfortunately it broke me out, and I know for sure it was this because my skin has been crystal clear/blemish free for ages and this is the only thing I’ve added. Didn’t sting or cause any redness and a great tex...Read More
Vitmain C ProThis was the 2nd Vit C product I tried, the first being the magneisum ascorbate. This is defintiely stronger and I use this daily in the morning, with niancimide in the pm.
My skin complexion has greatly imrpoved and pigmentation has reduced
AmazingThis helps fade acne scars and is super gentle on irritated or sensitive skin. A great vitamin c product for anyone who has never used vitamin c.
Acne's Worst Nightmare- bye bye blemishes!Definitely a staple product in my skincare routine. I use this in rotation with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and its amazing for my adult acne. It clears up spots overnight, brightens my skin and leaves it more even-toned.
I don't even know how many bottles I've bought, possibly on my fourth!
The packaging is great- yay reusable glass bottles! and its great value for money considering ho...Read More
WOULD SWEAR BY THISI apply this every night, before my heavier serums and moisturisers. My skin is slightly sensitive, and I loved this serum. The next day at work, two people complimented on the brightness of my skin, and that I had a little glow. This serum was the only new thing in my skin regime - so pretty quick results!
Absolutely love this, and would re-purchase and re-purchase, especially at this amaz...Read More
BrighterThis product has definitely brightened my skin and it feels so smooth. I happily apply this product in the morning, follow by moisturiser and then apply my make up as normal.
Glowing skin!This is a great vitamin c for sensitive skin - leaves my skin glowing and clearer each morning! Love it!
Glowing skin!This is a great vitamin c for sensitive skin - leaves my skin glowing and clearer each morning! Love it!
Brightening but dryThis is a fantastic product! It has brightened and cleared redness due to pimple scaring - improved much more than expensive LED facial treatments. Great product, however it can feel dry and tight if worn solely on its own.
Happy glowing!This product will brighten your complexion without any consequences. It has a lovely consistency and generally just feels quite nice to use, and in the morning you will notice that you look a bit more alive. Great product!
GreatThis makes my skin look very brightened and it has helped my complexion a lot
Good for people on budgetThis is great for people on a budget or new to skincare, as it gives you an insight into what Vit C can do for your skin. When used regularly this makes your skin appear brighter and even.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%This product is great for brightening and giving the skin a smooth even texture.
BrighteningBeautifully brightening, and gentle on my sensitive, dry skin. Easy to apply
Best budget Vit CThis is the best vitamin c product I’ve found if you’re on a budget. I used this when I was a student and found it increased glow and reduced redness/uneven skin tone. Since I’ve started earning I’ve switched to a more expensive vitamin C (skinceuticals which is 10 times the price of this product!) but would highly recommend if you’re on a budget.
Calm and effectiveWhat I love about using vitamin C for skincare is that it's an antioxidant that helps brighten skin plus prevent aging. This vitamin C is very calm to my sensitive skin, so I guess it would be great for anyone. The packaging is very important for vitamin C and this bottle is perfect to protect products from UV. I use this in the morning to help enhance the protection ability of my sunscreen. I'm s...Read More
Winner!This is the 4th Vit C I’ve tried from the ordinary & it’s my fave so far. It goes on beautifully over the niacinamide/zinc serum & I think together these products are awesome! My skin is definitely brighter & clearer, there are no sensitivity issues & no conflicts with other serums. Thumbs up from me!
Great Product - good dupeI was using a vitamin C serum by Trilogy, which I really liked but it was very expensive, small bottle and you only got 2-3 weeks use out of it. So I decided to try this product and I am so impressed. For a start its much cheaper than the Trilogy product, but I think it works as well. It's gentle on my skin, texture feels nice and doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. I use it every other night al...Read More
Brightening and WhiteningVitamin C where have you been all my life.. My skin improved very quickly after using this every morning. Skin is looking nice and bright, I love it!
Brightening and HydratingI found this product has really brightened and hydrated my skin within a couple weeks of using it. Compared to a lot of other more expensive serums that contain similar ingredients, this has definitely come out on top.
Even skin toneI'm using a few new products at the moment, but I feel that the serum has had a positive effect on my skin tone. I'm often a bit red and blotchy, but have been waking up with much more even skin tone. I have sensitive skin and haven't had any reactions so far.
A good starting pointIf you’re new to skincare and you want to see what works for you without shelling for the higher end products that people rave about the results for (drunk elephant C serum for example) then this vitamin C derivative is a great place to start before upgrading once your skin starts changing.
If your skin is already accustomed to vitamin C you’re likely not going to see spectacular results fro...Read More
LovelyFeels nice. Keen to see some results over time
Amazing!!!!I use this product in the Am every day and it makes my skin glow & look so much brighter. I highly recommend in the first signs of aging, to even out your skin tone & give your skin that glow. The price is just an added bonus.
Solid Vitamin C SerumThis isn’t, by any means, the best Vitamin C I’ve used, but it is a solid serum that is perhaps best suited to those that are new to using Vitamin C. I didn’t notice a huge amount of improvement in my skin from using this, but it was mildly hydrating and wore well under makeup.
Instant resultsThis was my first time using a Vitamin C serum and I have to say, I'm thrilled with the results. Its not sticky, absorbs easily and feels lovely on the skin. Within a few days of using the product, I was receiving complements on my skins brightness. Will definitely repurchase.
OBSESSEDI get so excited when it’s the night for this solution, I’m obsessed with how glowy it makes my skin! It’s great for someone who hasn’t used vitamin c before. A massive concern for me when beginning my skincare journey was how dull my skin looked. This product has definitely made my skin so much more brighter and more lively!
Great for acne prone skinI have used most of the Vitamin C products by the Ordinary and this is the one I keep coming back to. Something about it seems to stop my acne prone skin from breaking out. I notice my skin texture improves when I use it and it gives me a nice glow. Works well under makeup in the morning (no pilling - woohoo) or at night. It would be great for those new to skincare or those with sensitive skin - I...Read More
Can't believe I wasn't using this earlier!I love this product. It's light, doesn't hurt the skin, and since using it my skin has been so bright, has a nice natural sheen, and much less oily. It's helping my control hormonal or oil produced break outs, and acne scarring. This is essential for ones skin care routine, and for the price you need it! I use this in the AM, and The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in the PM. Together these are...Read More
Light and not oilyLight and not oily. Leaves your skin feeling a bit sticky but this is quickly absorbed in a few minutes.
LOVE! I was getting compliments on my skin one week after using!This product is amazing. Made my skin so much brighter after one week and 100% evened up my skin tone. I tend to get some pigmentation patches on my cheek bones and usually have an uneven tone across my cheeks, but this has definitely improved since using this product. LOVE
LOVE!!This is a great introduction to vitamin c serums, perfect for sensitive skin as its not too harsh, I use this morning and night and my dull complexion brightened within a few days of use, will continue to repurchase!
Good for clearing scarsI've been using this product for about 6 months - I originally purchased it to help clear up acne/hormonal scarring that I get around my jawline and it really did help with that. It brightened up my skin and slowly, slowly my scars are fading. The only thing I don't like about the serum is the texture and initial feel on the skin. It's a bit sticky/tacky for a little while before it settles. Not a...Read More
Holy Grail Vit CI've tried a few different Vit C serums, and keep coming back to this. It works beautifully, layers well, and my skin loves it!
Bought this to use after laserI have been doing the laser to remove my pigmentation. As I red vitamin c breaks up the pigments cells I have bought this. I apply the post laser skin where the spots are darker and sensitive. So far ok but not sure if working on the spots specifically.
Good basic productThis product has been enjoyable to use, and I feel as though my skin is improving over time with use. It doesn’t irritate at all, and the price is amazing for the product. I found a tiny bit of pilling/stickiness, but nothing that is bothersome. Layers well with other products eg. Moisturiser
I look awake!I feel as fresh as a daisy and a few years younger after applying this serum in the am. I’ll continue using this product as it seems to even out and brighten my skin. The results for me have been great!
BrighteningThink this product is best using as a build up. Very happy however now as it has brighten my skin.
Good replacement for more expensive productsI've been using other Vitamin C serums in the morning that are a fair bit pricier. trying to cut my beauty expenses and gave this product a try. It goes on well. No smell. Not drying. Layers well with other products. It's not a 5 star product, but does the job if you're on a budget.
Great first vitamin cI found this to be quite gentle. If you haven’t used vitamin c before then this could be a great starter product. I moved on as I prefer a way more potent vitamin c serum but this was great when I started
GentleGreat vitamin C that is gentle for beginners. Results take a longer time to appear though. I like that this is non irritating on my sensitive skin
Good quality vit c with no yellow mess!I’ve used Body Shop vit c before and had staining issues. I have used this product morning and night for 3 months and no issues, just beautiful, bright skin. I find I can get a little oily during the day, but this product dries out well, using one drop on my face and neck along with the ordinary the buffet.
Perfect choice for a Vit CI have been using this for a while now and it gives my skin the most beautiful glow in the mornings when i put it on, I was actually recently told that this could be used with The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% and WOW have they made a difference together. I use the Glucoside first. This by itself makes my skin glow but in combination with the Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid its made my sk...Read More
SatisfiedI have dry skin. This serum a little thick but absorbs quickly. Been using it every morning in summer and autumn. Now in winter Im using another Ordinary serum .Vitamin c is essential and this is so affordable and great for my skin will definitely return for more.
LoveBeen three weeks now and I have noticed my skin seems as if it is glowing!
Reduced the life of breakoutsI've been using this for just over a month (now it's empty) in combination with the Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5. I have oily / combination skin, some pigmentation and am prone to breakouts. While I don't think my skin is noticeably different, I do feel like my blemishes disappear more quickly since using this. I still get breakouts but the pimples disappear within a day or two without getting 'angry' -...Read More
Very good for startersThis product is really nice if your new to Vitamin C so you can work your way up to the stronger products. This brightens my skin and helps it clear any old scars. Though this product shouldn’t be used with Niacidimide and this two products don’t work well with each other
Light and easily absorbed.Probably my fave ordinary vit c product, does even out skin tone and brighten complexion but don’t expect amazing results for pigmentation. Low irritation and no scent.
Just okI used ultraceuticals vitamin C serum in the past that did wonders for my skin. As I no longer was able to afford it, I turned to the Ordinary for a more cost-effective alternative. I think it works but the effects are very minimal. The texture is nice and doesn’t irritate my skin.
Seems effectiveI’ve only just started using this primarily to target pigmentation so it’s a bit early to know if it will be effective but here’s hoping! I love the brand and it feels great under my usual moisturiser.
Like itI 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!
Didn't notice much of a differenceI didn't really notice much of a difference while using this for around a month, however its a nice serum and left my skin feeling clean and smooth
GreatVery very good
Skin is left glowey and is an amazing base for makeup. Works best on oily skin - could be a bit too mattifying on dry skin
Would recommendFor a first time carer of my skin (properly that is) this was a great product to ease in with. My skin feels so much better after having used, the results seemed instant after I purchased this a few months ago. You only need a few drops to really see a big difference! I use in conjunction with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% and The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and think they're all a...Read More
A great intro to vitamin C!This was one of the first vitamin C products I ever used and it's a really nice intro product. Since using this, my skin looks clearer, brighter, and more radiant. If I get a blemish, it marks my skin and this product helps them to fade away more quickly! I use it in the AM before my moisturiser and SPF
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%I have mature skin, with a bit of red on one cheek and a few sun marks here and there. I have pretty good skin but you can get past the fact I am 57. What I have really noticeable after using this product for a week, is that the sun marks and red spot have definitely decreased. Wow, and I also think I look brighter, perkier. Bring it on I say. Definitely will be purchasing this product again.
Best serum EVERThis is great for sensitive skin while also being effective to brighten and fade any scarring!
GoodI've been using this for a few weeks now alternating days, I haven't seen much of a change. My skin does look good for someone in their early 40's, I would likely purchase it again, I think it may be needed to be used daily to see a more significant result.
Very effectiveDefinitely helping with pigmentation, especially marks from healed breakouts. Felt very smooth and light on the skin, no heaviness or stickiness
Good gentle Vitamin C productI really like this product, and prefer it (the texture/feel) over the Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% 30ml. It's gentle and layers well under a face oil/moisturiser at night. I was using the Ordinary Niacinamide during the day, and this at night, however I've now changed to using the Niacinamide morning and night, as I think it is the holy grail product - doing wonders for my skin's te...Read More
Really effectiveDefinitely helps with brightening and especially reducing pigmentation and redness from a breakout. It feels really comfortable and smooth - I have oily skin and had no problem with it feeling heavy or sticky
Great First Vitamin CThis was the first vitamin c product I started using from the Ordinary and I found it great. I have now moved to a higher percentage however this would be great longterm for someone with sensitive skin.
Nice, but not right for my skinThis Vitamin C is silky and has a slightly thicker consistency than the other in the range I tried (the ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), and while it feels nice to use, does have a brightening effect, and goes on ok under my moisturiser/SPF I've found I break out slightly when using this. It's definitely this product, so unfortunately I won't be using it up and will be going back to the ascorbyl tetra...Read More
Pair with ferulic acid and you're set!Between this and the ordinary's ferulic acid and you've suddenly got a very expensive anti aging and brightening dupe. And this is actually stronger for only 15% of the cost. Winning!
No stickyI am glad that I found a brand like this, Affordable and good quality products. For the first time I enjoy using Vitamin C, it isn't sticky at all.
Soft even skinI have combination skin and use this product with Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% at night time. I use this product at night time only, because I use the Niacinamide product during the day. I love how soft my skin feels in the morning - it really feels like it is making my skin more even! My skin seems brighter too with the products I am using. I've been using my new regime for about a week now and I reall...Read More
StickyStickier than I had anticipated, but it was in the name. This vitamin C product was so easy to use, and it had no trouble being layer below and above other products. I've never used a product with vitamin C and now, I can't believe I was afraid of this.
Using this in conjunction with marine hyaluronic and marula oil, they seem to work very well with my skin.
Say goodbye to sticky and oily vitamin C serumI have tried a few vitamin C serum and this one is by far the easiest and more pleasant texture. Used alone or with Hyaluronic Acid 2%. Have received lots of compliment how healthy my skin looks.
Good productGood Product for a first time user of vitamin C. I have pigmented olive skin and I use this at night, I think I have noticed some very subtle yet positive changes in the texture of my skin over a few months. I will probably move on to a more concentrated vitamin c product next.
Brightens skin toneI’ve been using this product in the mornings, in conjunction with the “buffet” solution and salicylic acid solution at night. Feels like my skin is brighter and plumper. Feels a bit sticky going on but this sensation fades if you pat it in and wait a minute before applying moisturiser / makeup.
Brightens and Evens SkinThis is one of my new favourites. I use it at night time and wake up with bright even skin that feels insanely smooth. I’m prone to redness and freckles and when I wake up my skin is all one tone. I notice the difference from day to day, my skin is increasingly resilient and I’m wearing less and less foundation.
First impressions...Tried this after having a bad time with the Ordinary vit c 23% suspension in the tube. It’s an improvement on the silicate feel of the 23%, but not great - has a sticky formulation does not soak in well. Stays sticky on drying.
I’ve not used long enough to see whether it improves my skin. I really don’t like having to screw too bottle and dropper packaging. Do not enjoy using it. Do...Read More
Good vit c prodIt's a great prod for the price. Sure, you can find more expensive ones that might give you more immediate results. But if you're low on $$ and are willing to put in the time - this one is just as fine. I use it for pigmentation, at night time. And use the Niacinamide during the day.
Best RecommendationA dermal therapist recommended I use a vitamin C solution to brighten and even out my skin tone (I have olive toned, combination skin). I chose this product based on Adore Beauty's article on The Ordinary's vitamin C range and I just love the effect it's having on my skin.
Love thisThis product really works! I love the way my skin looks.. fresh and more even skin tone.. and it works quickly..im onto my 3rd bottle.. so affordable too
Gotta GlowGlow Glow Glow! This has become a part of my daily routine and I love it, my skin feels hydrated and glowy after use.
Love this! Glowy skin and more even complexionI really can not speak any more highly of this product! I love it! Has made my skin so much more glowy and even and I look way less dull. I use this once a day usually in the pm. A few drops is all you need, this serum spreads really easily and absorbs in about 10 seconds. Your skin feels so soft and cared for right away, and after about two weeks I could tell it was really working. My skin was b...Read More
Wears well under make upI use this in the AM and I found it wears really well with make up. It is one of the nicer Ordinary products, mainly due to consistency. I can't say it has made a huge difference to my skin, and I don't that's a fair expectation of such a product. It is an affordable vit C solution
Brighter and more even skinI have fairly normal skin that can get a little oily across my T zone by afternoon. I also get the occasional break out around my jawline/chin area.
My main concern is that my skin looks dull and uneven, I want to be able to go makeup free and not have people comment that I look tired or sick.. grrr!
This product is amazing! I apply it every second night, alternating with...Read More
Lovely serumI tried this after TO vitC20% with HA spheres made my sensitive skin flare up and sting.
This product has shown no reaction, is very gentle. I use in in the AM with Niacimide at night, my skin is definitely brighter and more even just after a couple of weeks. Started these products together so not sure which one is making the difference, or maybe it’s both! Because it’s so gentle I may try ...Read More
Helps brighten the skinI have dry skin with acne scars around my chin from hormonal cystic acne. I find that it has had an impact on the darkness of my scars, and my complexion in general just seems brighter.
Overall happyHave'nt seen much change in my skin. Been using for 2 months now. But the overall texture have improved. I use it in the AM before my moisturiser. Gives a glow to the face. Will continue to use to see if it really works.
Brightens my skin toneThis is a great serum for people who are just beginning to use vitamin C derivative products. I use this nearly every night and haven't experienced any stinging or irritation at all. It has done wonders in brightening my skin tone within the last few months.
But too weakThe positives: easy to apply, lasts a long time, and so gentle I could even use it with a derma roller, which isn't usually recommended. However, on the negative side, I didn't notice any brightening effects. I think maybe I just need to try the powder instead.
Absolutely love!A dermal therapist recommended I use a vitamin C solution to brighten and even out my skin tone (I have olive toned, combination skin). I chose this product based on Adore Beauty's article on The Ordinary's vitamin C range and I absolutely love it! Its also so affordable, just ordered my second bottle! :)
Glowy skinI have oily dehydrated skin, that is starting to show some fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I’ve been using this product for a week and have noticed improvement in the “glow” of my skin.. not sure whether this by itself has done the trick or whether it’s the combination of this with other “The Ordinary” serums. Would likely repurchase, however might try a stronger version next time.
I LOVE this product. It's a lifesaver for my oily skinI don't know if this serum is actually designed to help with oily skin regulation or if it's just a happy side effect, but it's awesome! The days I don't use it under my makeup I require blotting more regularly and my makeup gets melty around my t-zone much quicker.
I love this serum for day and night use. It layers beautifully under my morning/makeup products (TO Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution...Read More
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