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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. 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.

 


To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary.



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

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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.

 


To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary.



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

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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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4.4 of 63 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Love love love
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 not...

Most Helpful Criticism

It’s ok
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 ...
  1. Love love love

    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.
  2. Love this!

    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!
  3. Favourite TO product!

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

    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.
  5. Bad reaction

    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.
  6. 8/10

    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!)
  7. Great value and product!

    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.
  8. New to this product, feels great, just waiting on results

    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.
  9. Bright, radiant skin

    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!
  10. Pretty good

    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.
  11. A gentle vitamin C derivative

    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.
  12. Good day serum

    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.
  13. Holy Grail

    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!
  14. Not for me.

    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.
  15. Gentle and brigthening

    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.
  16. High strength

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

    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.
  18. Great Texture

    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!
  19. not for complicated skin

    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
  20. It’s ok

    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
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