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The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution 30ml 30ml

4.1 of 29 reviews

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The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution is an exceptionally stable solution of Vitamin C, that acts directly on skin for a radiant and healthy look. With high potency but low risk of irritation, this Vitamin C serum is suspended in a light solution that may feel slightly oily on application but is oil- and water-free.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan

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GREAT - 85% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

Skin Type:

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

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The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution 30ml Reviews

4.1 of 29 reviews

85% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

A really stable vitamin C

Suz

I have dry flaky skin with sun damage. Ive tried a few vitamin c products now, but they all didnt mix well with my oils and other serums. Also I seemed to react negatively with increased dryness. Finally I found this one and its amazing. It has a warming feel to the skin, but doesnt last. Definitely helping my skin issues and love that I dont have to worry about it not mixing! Recommend.

Most Helpful Criticism

Still unsure...

Hannah

This product seems to be having a good impact on my skin however when I apply it, my skin almost immediately goes red and blotchy for a couple of hours. It doesn't FEEL irritated, maybe just warm/flushed but I can't work out if it is the ingredients at work or my skin reacting badly to it. That being said, once the redness goes away I have no issues and my skin has been clear for the last 3 months I have been using it. It has worked well while in coronavirus lockdown as I can apply as part of my morning routine and not see anyone while the redness dies down!
  1. A really stable vitamin C

    Suz

    I have dry flaky skin with sun damage. Ive tried a few vitamin c products now, but they all didnt mix well with my oils and other serums. Also I seemed to react negatively with increased dryness. Finally I found this one and its amazing. It has a warming feel to the skin, but doesnt last. Definitely helping my skin issues and love that I dont have to worry about it not mixing! Recommend.
  2. Love this product

    April Loizou

    Makes my skin brighter and vegan
  3. Skin appears more even toned

    Deb

    Feels warm when applied but not uncomfortable. Skin texture seems to have improved.
  4. Really good but my skin won't drink it.

    Kraziikm

    I want to love this product. I can tell it has helped my skin. I have dry skin so everything soaks in really fast. This product feels like it sits on top of my skin like it is not absorbing. However, it may be something that I am doing wrong. Although, through trial and error (combining different products), I still find this to be true. Maybe it is the nature of the product, I'm not sure. I feel ...
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  5. Did absolutely nothing for my skin

    CC

    I tried other brands of Vitamin C which had immediate visible results on my skin and thought I'd give this a try as it's more cost effective. Waste of money in my opinion and you're better off putting the money towards a more expensive but effective serum. First off, if just feel greasy on the skin and never absorbs, which I could overlook if it had some benefits but I've seen no noticeable impro...
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  6. Smooth and bright

    Vit C

    Expected harsh on my skin and to clash with my other serums
    But adore beauty helped with splitting up my day and night routine and skin feels good.
    Can’t wait for the 3 month check
  7. Didn't cause a reaction

    Cleo

    I was ready for the redness and tingling that usually comes with other Vit C that I have used but it didn't happen! I prefer this to the ordinary Lactic C powder which I have used previously. its not gritty and i found the powder wouldn't always sit well under other creams. Although feeling greasy and taking a bit longer to sink in, i just give it a bit more time and i feel like its helping to eve...
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  8. alternative vit c

    Claire

    this has definitely made my skin brighter
  9. Be careful with this one - caused me rashes

    Annita

    So far, I have really liked The Ordinary products and therefore consulted the Adorebeauty-Team for further recommendations to incorporate in my skin care routine. The Ethylated Absorbic Acid was one of the recommendations but unfortunately I regret the purchase of this product deeply. I am in my 30s, have normal to combination skin, visible pores and a few breakouts. So far, I never had any allerg...
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  10. Acne Scars are gone

    Sham

    I have a few stubborn acne scars that have been fading as a result of this.
  11. Does the job but could be better

    Natalia

    It is supposed to be applied in the morning, but it became a part of my night routine because it makes my skin too oily.
    as for the brightness and all the other things I was supposed to see on my skin... I am not sure, I will try a different vitamin C next time.
  12. Silky Smooth

    reni

    Pretty much instantly has Made my skin glow ✨I love the ordinary products such great results and value for money
  13. Vitamin C serum

    Bhuvana

    amazing product. Could see effects in one week of use.
  14. New best friend!

    Mel

    Love this! It's probably the least irritating vitamin c product I've used, goes on easy, it does feel oily but soaks in to my skin and I swear I've already noticed an improvement after half a bottle. I'll definitely be purchasing more
  15. Fabulous

    Nandhi

    Fabulous light oil vitamin moisturiser!! I love this brand and will buy again!
  16. Fabulous

    Nandhi

    Fabulous light oil vitamin moisturiser!! I love this brand and will buy again!
  17. My new AM serum

    howen1

    I love this vitamin C serum. The texture is rather thicker oily serum but no smell. It spreads well and sink into the skin. This is my new AM serum. My skin is definitely brighter and more even tone.
  18. Still unsure...

    Hannah

    This product seems to be having a good impact on my skin however when I apply it, my skin almost immediately goes red and blotchy for a couple of hours. It doesn't FEEL irritated, maybe just warm/flushed but I can't work out if it is the ingredients at work or my skin reacting badly to it. That being said, once the redness goes away I have no issues and my skin has been clear for the last 3 mont...
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  19. Night time Vitamin C

    Ella B

    Use sparingly - a little goes a long way with this one. Not suitable for morning use to very oily residue left over that seems to never dry. Makes face warm after application but settles quickly.
  20. Silky Smooth

    Nandhi

    I use this every night as part of my routine. Absolutely love ordinary products!! Skin has never looked or felt so smooth.
  21. Silky Smooth

    Venni

    I use this every night as part of my routine. Absolutely love ordinary products!! Skin has never looked or felt so smooth
  22. Silky Smooth

    Bhuvana

    I use this every night as part of my routine. Absolutely love ordinary products!! Skin has never looked or felt so smooth.
  23. Great value

    Holly

    This is a new product I am trying to help keep my skin fresh. It has a cool warming sensation when you apply. I have been using for a week now I place of a different brand of vit c serum and so far I can’t notice a difference in my skin which I am happy about
  24. Very glowy, but sticky texture

    Kate

    This vitamin C serum definitely makes me look glowy and dewy, and is hopefully helping to undo some of the damage caused by being a pale gal in Australia. Downside is that it feels very sticky to apply, and I find it hard to apply my mineral foundation over the top unless I let this sink in for a long time first. Which means I don't use it as often as I would like, because letting it sink in befor...
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  25. Radiant skin in a tiny bottle

    Hadz

    This is a bit of a heavier product, I'd recommend using no more than two drops that will sufficiently cover your face. My face tends to get a little hot immediately after but settles within minutes. Usually use in the PM as it is a little heavy for day use.
  26. Do not use too often

    Elfie

    As with all Ordinary products the texture is great and not much is needed for each application. I found this version of ascorbic acid on my skin a little sensitive. I first used it 3 alternate nights in a row and my face became slightly red and the skin a little scaly. I have never been sensitive to any products before. The instructions did say to use no more than 3 days in a week. It took a week...
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  27. Happy with this

    Bonnie

    I haven't used many topical vitamin C products before, but am happy with this one enough to have used it ( mostly) twice a day for over a year now. It applies well and I think it does make my skin look a little less dull. Hopefully it helps my sunscreen protect my skin from UV damage.
  28. Vitamin C

    tksh

    This is my first time using vitamin c and I have been impressed. I started using this at night, a few times a week to ease my skin in to it (sensitive skin, post acne) which no negative effects. The consistency is watery, so I find I only have to use the tiniest amount (2 drops) to cover my face. After reading other reviews and information on vitamin c products, I think this is the key. My skin is...
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  29. Great for beginners

    Sofia

    This is my first run at a vitamin c serum, so don't have much to compare it with. The product definitely works, although it does take a couple weeks to see the difference.
    As many commenters pointed out, the product definitely feels very oily and I've found it a little hard to work out how to put it on without using too much, as each drop sort of absorbs into the skin right away. In the end ...
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  30. 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!
  31. Quality Product at good price.

    Melanie

    Having tried many different (and expensive!) ascorbic acid products for my pigmentation I was extremely happy to come across this no frills product.
    Containing the exactly same ingredients as my $130 previous product there was no hesitation in trying.
    Yes the solution has an oily feel but I’ve found allowing a few minutes before applying moisturiser gives it enough time to sink in bu...
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  32. Great as an Ascorbic Acid alternative

    Tara

    I have dry sensitive skin. It is easily irritated so I have to be careful what I put on my face. I use to use DE vitamin C day serum, but found it too strong for my skin. I found the ethylated Ascorbic Acid to be far less irritating. I currently use it at night, once every three days. It fits in between my night of Retinoid and the night of lactic acid. I would use it during the day, but it felt t...
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  33. Loving my radiant skin

    Megan

    I have been using The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% for a few weeks now. When applying it to my skin, it feels oily. However, it does dry and makes my skin feel soft, hydrated and glowing. I will definitely buy this product again - I am very happy with this purchase.
  34. Unpleasant to use

    Susie

    I love The Ordinary and use several of their products. I wanted to love this as well, but sadly don’t. It feels a little like putting a dry oil on your face, even though it’s oil-free. My skin feels as though it’s being smothered in plastic and can’t breathe with this on - not a very pleasant sensation. I gave it to my mum to try (in the hopes I could give it to her) but she also didn’t like it (i...
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