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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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  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
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  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
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4.5 of 126 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Can't believe I wasn't using this earlier!

Samantha

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 unbeatable!

Most Helpful Criticism

Bought this to use after laser

Helena

I 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.
  1. Can't believe I wasn't using this earlier!

    Samantha

    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 unbeatable!
  2. Light and not oily

    Joanne

    Light and not oily. Leaves your skin feeling a bit sticky but this is quickly absorbed in a few minutes.
  3. LOVE! I was getting compliments on my skin one week after using!

    Adele

    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
  4. LOVE!!

    L.M

    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!
  5. Good for clearing scars

    Adriana

    I'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 huge deal and for the price, I can overlook it as it definitely works!
  6. Holy Grail Vit C

    Tahlia

    I've tried a few different Vit C serums, and keep coming back to this. It works beautifully, layers well, and my skin loves it!
  7. Bought this to use after laser

    Helena

    I 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.
  8. Good basic product

    Kate

    This 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
  9. I look awake!

    Cha

    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!
  10. Brightening

    Samantha

    Think this product is best using as a build up. Very happy however now as it has brighten my skin.
  11. Good replacement for more expensive products

    Katherine

    I'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.
  12. Great first vitamin c

    Isabella

    I 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
  13. Gentle

    Sha

    Great 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
  14. Good quality vit c with no yellow mess!

    Erin

    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.
  15. Perfect choice for a Vit C

    Tamara

    I 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 skin look even better.
  16. Satisfied

    Huyen

    I 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.
  17. Love

    Sophia

    Been three weeks now and I have noticed my skin seems as if it is glowing!
  18. Reduced the life of breakouts

    Nicole

    I'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' - that's definitely only since I've been using this.
  19. Very good for starters

    Melissa

    This 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
  20. Light and easily absorbed.

    Rosie

    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.
  21. Just ok

    Anastasia

    I 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.
  22. Seems effective

    Kerry

    I’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.
  23. Like it

    Isobel

    I 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!
  24. Didn't notice much of a difference

    Julia

    I 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
  25. Great

    Y

    Very 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
  26. Would recommend

    KateI

    For 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 great match. Great price for amazing results!
  27. A great intro to vitamin C!

    Jessica

    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
  28. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

    Mary

    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.
  29. Best serum EVER

    Meg

    This is great for sensitive skin while also being effective to brighten and fade any scarring!
  30. Good

    Vee

    I'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.
  31. Very effective

    Jen

    Definitely helping with pigmentation, especially marks from healed breakouts. Felt very smooth and light on the skin, no heaviness or stickiness
  32. Good gentle Vitamin C product

    Tessa

    I 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 texture and evenness. I still use this every couple of nights, but I didn't see any particular brightening from it, and think I get more comments on my skin when I use the Niacinamide. The price point is great though and definitely not a regretful purchase!
  33. Really effective

    Jen

    Definitely 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
  34. Great First Vitamin C

    B

    This 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.
  35. Nice, but not right for my skin

    Maggie

    This 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 tetraisopalmitate which I absolutely love. My skin is somewhat mature and combination.
  36. Pair with ferulic acid and you're set!

    Rebecca

    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!
  37. No sticky

    Tatiana

    I 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.
  38. Soft even skin

    Cindy

    I 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 really like it!
  39. Sticky

    Tea Sommelier

    Stickier 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.
  40. Say goodbye to sticky and oily vitamin C serum

    Rinnie

    I 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.
  41. Good product

    Sarah

    Good 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.
  42. Brightens skin tone

    Amy

    I’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.
  43. Brightens and Evens Skin

    Siobhan

    This 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.
  44. First impressions...

    Katharine

    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. Doubt I’ll repurchase.

    It would be really good if the Ordinary had a guide to combining serums. Mixing this and HA and retinol under a few different moisturisers (separately) has not worked well - pilling mostly. I shall investigate further.
  45. Good vit c prod

    Kelly-Ann

    It'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.
  46. Best Recommendation

    Lisa

    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 just love the effect it's having on my skin.
  47. Love this

    Paddles

    This 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
  48. Gotta Glow

    Lisa

    Glow Glow Glow! This has become a part of my daily routine and I love it, my skin feels hydrated and glowy after use.
  49. Love this! Glowy skin and more even complexion

    A

    I 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 brighter and overall way healthier looking.
  50. Wears well under make up

    Tamara

    I 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
  51. Brighter and more even skin

    Stephanie

    I 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 the Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane. My skin has a much more even tone and looks brighter and fresher.
  52. Lovely serum

    Sophie

    I 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 a slightly stronger VitC next time.
  53. Helps brighten the skin

    Melissa

    I 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.
  54. Overall happy

    Lily

    Have'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.
  55. Brightens my skin tone

    emily

    This 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.
  56. But too weak

    Fiona

    The 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.
  57. Absolutely love!

    Leigh

    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! :)
  58. Glowy skin

    Lauren

    I 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.
  59. I LOVE this product. It's a lifesaver for my oily skin

    Andrea

    I 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 12%, TO Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, moisturiser, sunscreen, foundation), and my nighttime products (TO Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%, TO Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, TO Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane [alternate nights with the Vit C] and TO 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil).
    I started using The Ordinary products mid-last year, I'm perilously close to 30 with the skin concerns that entails and I've noticed a difference after using them all.
  60. Can't live without this!!

    Sobro

    Such a fan of this Vitamin C from the Ordinary. I have tried many brands but for me this works the best and it such an affordable price. For superior results I also mix with the Vitamin C powder!! Love, Love, Love.
  61. Perfect for all skin routines

    Tara

    I have been using this product along with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Plus The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG and have achieve fantastic results. My skin feels more hydrated and my complex is much more even. Perfect for new mums with dry and uneven skin tones
  62. Glowing skin

    Cindy

    I use this AM and PM and have really noticed a difference, it has significantly brightened my skin! It is not true vitamin C, rather a derivative, therefore I can use it with Niacinamide which I need for my oily combo skin. Because it is a derivative, it comes in a desirable consistency, it is a true serum that isn't sticky or greasy. I have received so many compliments on how radiant my skin looks! Will be purchasing a 2nd bottle.
  63. Effective and good value

    Danielle

    I've been using this product along with several other Ordinary products for a while now and I like this Vitamin C solution a lot. I have severe cystic acne which doesn't seem to be made better or worse for having used it, but I've definitely noticed brightening effects in the rest of my face since I commenced about 3 months ago. I'll continue to purchase it as I'm seeing results.
  64. Love love love

    Sharyn

    This is my favourite The Ordinary product - it delivers! My skin has improved & my redness has settled as well. Really easy application; first application I noticed a little bit (very minor) of rough skin but after exfoliating it has been fantastic.
  65. Love this!

    Rosie

    I'm on my second bottle of this and it has certainly helped improved my skin. I usually wear it AM and PM. Great to brighten skin and protect from environmental damage. And for the price, it's such a steal!
  66. Favourite TO product!

    Dee

    This product literally makes my skin glow, it feels so amazing and it really does brighten. I highly recommend it!
  67. Alternative to Even Blend Serum by Skinstitut

    S Fahd

    I bought this product based on the feedback i got from my friends and i did want to try out something other than the even blend serum by Skinstitut ( love love love) . This product does the job but i still seem to prefer the Even blend serum as i feel like the results are much quicker on my skin.
  68. Bad reaction

    Michelle

    Sadly my dry sensitive skin did not react well to this AT ALL. I broke out in a rash :( tried to dilute it down to see if that helped, but it still made my skin red & rashy sadly.
  69. 8/10

    Madelaine

    I have very sensitive skin and I tolerate this product really well. Whether I put a buffer serum on first or apply it to naked skin, it doesn't irritate me. I haven't seen a huge increase in the brightness of my skin, but incorporated into my whole skin routine I think it is contributing to the health of my skin. I find it a little sticky at some points, so I would recommend only using a few drops. (Having dry skin makes you use handfuls of product!)
  70. Great value and product!

    Ciara

    Such a great product! I have oily skin that constantly has pimples this serum brightened my complexion and made my skin look less dull. Unlike other serums it’s lightweight and absorbs quickly.
  71. New to this product, feels great, just waiting on results

    Rebecca

    I've only been using this for a week, haven't noticed a massive change in the brightness of my skin yet, but I love the ordinary products and even if it hasn't yet made my skin brighter it feels absolutely amazing on my face.
  72. Bright, radiant skin

    Karen

    I have sensitive, pale freckled skin and was concerned about my dull, uneven complexion. I added this product after a few recommendations made online and I have not been disappointed. Unlike some other products, it doesn't pill at all (I apply other products immediately after), and absorbs very quickly. I chose this Vit C serum over others because it doesn't conflict with other serums I use daily, like TO Niacinamide which other Vit C products can. A little goes a long way and my first bottle lasted almost 3 months. I'm onto my second bottle now. I have found my skin to be much brighter, firmer and clear looking every day I use this. Since starting use of this I've been able to stop wearing makeup because my skin looks so clear!
  73. Pretty good

    Jessica

    Not noticing a massive difference but I like using this product. My skin seems to be nice at the moment but not too sure if it's from this product. I'm going to continue using because I don't hate it and I probably would buy it again.
  74. A gentle vitamin C derivative

    shh

    Ascorbyl Glucoside is very gentle to my skin. It is very pleasant to apply as it is a water-based serum. However, this does not have an immediate brightening effect on me. Not sure about the long-term effects of it. Also, if you apply it with a lot of other serums esp. niacinamide from the ordinary, there is some slight pilling. I use this when I want some vitamin C in my routine but my skin is not ready for L-ascorbic acid. Or when I can't fit vitamin C in the oil-phase of my routine.
  75. Good day serum

    Renee

    I use this every day before I moisturise. I have skin-damaged and scar-riddled skin and I use this to help heal the damage. I find it lightweight and I only need to use a few drops every morning.
  76. Holy Grail

    Tahlia

    I love this! I've repurchased it several times, and can't imagine a skincare routine without it. It sinks in quickly and spreads easily. I find my skin is so much brighter and clearer after using this. Absolute holy grail product!
  77. Not for me.

    Laura

    I have very problematic/sensitive skin and for me this product really broke me out other than that my skin did look brighter and it did feel really nice going on but for me this product really brought out a lot of congestion in my pores.
  78. Gentle and brigthening

    Mona

    I was a bit worried about starting to use this, as my combination skin is quite sensitive/reactive and I've heard vitamin C can be somewhat active, but I've had no reaction to it whatsoever. I apply this in the mornings usually (but alternate with The Ordinary Niacinamide) as the first step after cleansing and then apply my other more heavier products like moisturiser, sunscreen etc. It's great for in the morning as it helps protect your skin from free radicals too.
  79. High strength

    Paige

    Evens out skin and brightens. I like the high strength of vitamin c.
  80. No adverse effects

    Katie

    My skin (oily, no pigmentation issues) has reacted just fine to this Vitamin C serum, however I've found it can ball a little under oily products like my bb cream.
  81. Great Texture

    Diana

    I switched over to this from the vit c suspension cream from the ordinary – love the texture and how quickly it absorbs, leaving my skin feeling super fresh after. I have oily sensitive skin and it has not caused any irritation whatsoever!
  82. not for complicated skin

    Erinkendall

    I have being using a different brand for over 12 months and thought i would try this one for a change. I found it really harsh and sticky on my skin and woke up with welts and sore pimples all over my face. I persevered and kept using for a week to see if my skin was just adjusting, but make it worse everyday. Be careful if you have sensitive/complicated skin. Love this brand but not this product
  83. It’s ok

    Liane

    I wanted to try the serum for a vitamin c fix rather than the powder so I gave this one a go. It’s non irritating however haven’t really noticed any changes to my skin. I also have troubles when applying in the morning as it doesn’t sit under my makeup well so now only use at night. Very cost effective , no major complaints but will probably go back to powder
  84. Part of my daily routine.

    Anthony

    I have used so many vitamin c serums in the past, this is by far my favourite. It is high strength so you know it's doing the best job to combat free radicals in the skin.
    This variant doesn't irritate my skin like L-Ascorbic Acid, and I've definitely seen better results with this than with any other vitamin C.

    Before this product I used the Mesoestetic Energy C Complex, which is a 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, which felt really nice, smelt really nice, but oxidised quickly and upset my skin. This is a 12%, and doesnt irritate. My skin is definitely brighter thanks to this vitamin C.

  85. Perfect skin fixer

    Karen

    This is the third bottle of Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution I have purchased, I added it into my routine about 8 months ago, using it daily, and have seen great results. I bought this because I was concerned about my skin texture, signs of ageing and reducing my redness. This product has really helped my skin glow and although 8 months probably isn't enough to know if it's stopped me ageing, I feel firmer and look fresher. I use this along with the Niacinamide + Zinc from The Ordinary, and I feel that together they fight all my skin problems. I am confident in my skin for the first time.
    I have very sensitive, allergy prone skin and haven't had a reaction to this product at all, in fact it has a very soothing feeling to it.
    The only downside to this is it can feel a little tacky and you definitely have to wait close to 15 minutes for it to absorb before applying makeup or moisturiser over it.
  86. Good

    Peta

    Seriously, this has done wonders for my skin. In just 1 week it faded my hyperpigmentation from previous breakouts and evened out my skin amazingly. 3 weeks later I don't even wear foundation out just a little cover up and I'm good to go. It has brightened and evened my skin with no reaction or flakeyness.
  87. See I've definitely seen a difference

    Bianca

    My skin is brighter, clearer1. I do mix this with the recommended product that the ordinary has and my moisturiser I love it
  88. Light and Brightening!

    Rebecca

    With dry and sensitive I’ve been slowly introducing The Ordinary Serums into my skincare routine, and this is the fourth; AM & PM. Definitely lighter, more clarified skin.
  89. not for everyone

    julia

    Skin: combination.

    I used to have mad hippie Vit C serum which i absolutely loved. However, decided to try something new as this brand on hype at the moment. I pulled off other serums (acids, retinol) to see if there is effect of this particular product within 4 days, used it pm only followed by the night cream.
    I got the opposite effect from brightness and even skintone. A few nearly healed red spots from breakouts got inflamed and my glowing smooth skin became dry and flaky., and i got more blackheads on the nose. i also found cream was absorbing very quickly (as never before) as if i am extremely dehydrated. Even after reach bobby brown cream, i had to apply second layer to look nice and glowy.

    Yes, i used to react with dryness to my retinol serum (Aspect) (for instance)as a part of build up process but despite it, it also cleared up the face, tone and smoothed wrinkles. after which it started hydrating the skin, i even use several pumps now.

    Will come back to Mad Hippie for the summer, and introduce my skin to aspect C formula during the cooler season for the stronger clinical formula. As for ordinary, the whole brand seems to have low grade concentrate/low quality, purple peel also very average and works worse than other acid products (although those i've tried were 3-4 times more expensive).

    as the result, i need to have a restorative measures to bring back smooth structure and moisture to my face.

    No hate here, just an opinion from the experience i had with 2 products from this brand.
  90. Great for acne redness and scarring!

    Leah

    I have combination to oily skin and often experience breakouts on my forehead. I have been using this after I apply my moisturiser with just 2 drops on each cheek. Over the past few days I have noticed the redness and scarring from acne on my forehead has definitely improved! My overall complexion is alot brighter and even, and will be purchasing another bottle when I run out!
  91. Works great

    Kelly

    I was previously using the Paula's Choice Vit C serum, and have since switched to this due to cost and convenience. The first 1-2 months of using Vit C did most of the lightening, so now the freckle fading process ifs slower. The Ordinary solution does a great job and I use this most nights with good results. Will continue to purchase.
  92. Instant glow

    Lauren

    Dullness has never really been something i worried about, but after seeing the results of this serum, i won't be going back!
  93. nice consistency

    Kat

    I really like the consistency of this product. It makes it easy to apply and soaks in nicely. However, after trying out other vit c products I feel like this actually doesnt do much for my skin compared to other brands.
  94. Flawless application, perfect results!!

    Vanessa

    I have fair olive skin in winter and range from dry to combination skin. Honestly, this is PERFECT for me! My routine consists of alternating between morning and night with the The Ordinary’s Niacinamide + Zinc solution and moisturize each time after. I had intense break-outs and scars (I picked a pimple... or two) and within DAYS the majority of scarring cleared and left skin feeling supple again! Not turning to any other skin-care range, how could I?! Recommend that you pair with the said other product above alternating and make sure you exfoliate twice a week (no more), it’s worked for me!!
  95. Great texture!

    PAULINE

    I have dry, sensitive skin and concerned with some hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. The serum absorbs well on my face. I mostly use it in the mornings. My complexion is evened out and the serum layers well with my BHA lotion and sunscreen lotion. However, I don't quite like the slight chemical scent but it goes away rather quickly once absorbed by the skin.

    Overall, I do like the product!
  96. Beautiful Serum

    Jamie

    This serum is just beautiful. It doesn’t irritate my skin what so ever and I have sensitive/acne prone skin. I find it to be hydrating, brightening and smoothing. It is a little tacky, so I find it best to apply a moisturiser over the top or another serum that isn’t tacky.
  97. Fav The Ordinary Vit C product

    Bec

    I have tried the vitamin c powder and vit c cream from the ordinary as well. This product is by far the most convenient, easy to use product. I normally use 3 dropped in the morning followed with niacinamide in the evening routine. This product helps keep my skin bright and clear.
  98. Gentle vitamin c serum with results

    CATHERINE

    I have dry and a little bit sensitive skin. This is a beautiful serum and it works well mixed with niacinimide. Using these two together I definitely noticed a brighter skin tone. There was zero irritation for me and it was lovely to use. I’ve since moved up to the Vitamin C 30% but I think the Ascorbyl Glucoside is the ideal first vitamin C to use before moving on to the pure L-Ascorbic acid serums.
  99. Wouldn't use if skin is breaking out

    Laura

    I had been looking for a vitamin c serum. I purchased this as a review said it was similar to the drunk elephant serum which it is. Unfortunately at the moment my skin is breaking out due to stress and it aggravated my break outs the first time I used it. I'm just waiting for my skin to clear up to use the product again. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a vitamin c serum. The product has a good consistency and is a good price.
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