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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
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  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Sensitivity and redness

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Reviews

4.5 of 1778 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

An essential


I have dry skin and at first was skeptics if this would be moisturising enough as it does feel very light and thin, but I’ve been using just this after cleansing for months now and I have actually noticed all dry patches have gone completely. Love the light feel too just took some getting used to.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not a bad moisturizer


I bought this on the back of the great experience I had with the buffet and HA.
This isn't the most hydrating moisturizer I've used, but it wasn't the worst. It left my skin feeling soft, but not very "hydrated". I think works better if you apply a serum before hand.
  1. An essential


    I have dry skin and at first was skeptics if this would be moisturising enough as it does feel very light and thin, but I’ve been using just this after cleansing for months now and I have actually noticed all dry patches have gone completely. Love the light feel too just took some getting used to.
  2. Amazing hydration


    verified purchaser
    It took me a few days to notice the difference, but now my skin is glowing! I had very dry cheeks and now they are very subtle. It feels very lightweight on my skin and absorbs quickly. Nearly finished my first bottle and will be repurchasing
  3. Not for me!


    Having previously tried another HA moisturiser which made my skin feel drier I decided to give a serum a go. Unfortunately I had the same result, the first night after using my skin was drier. I did some research and found that you should ensure you apply it to damp skin and seal it in with a moisturiser. So I did this using my usual products, unfortunately my skin continued to dry out and started...
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  4. Beginner


    I bought this product as my first ever hyaluronic acid because of the price and the hype surrounding The Ordinary.
    I use it every morning and evening (I have dry skin so it's needed) and I am loving my results so far. Even my partner has complimented my complexion.
    I am keen to try to other brands, however this price is just fantastic.
  5. It worked well at the start...


    verified purchaser
    When i first started using this is was really helping put hydration back into my skin, but then after a while it started breaking me out. it's a sticky residue so i felt like it clogged me up.
  6. Amazing for keeping your skin hydrate


    I started trying this product when I moved to a new town and it was a very dry environment for my skin, this product definitely helped and I didn’t notice the change as much with it and it definitely helped my skin.

    Product feels great on the skin and is so easy to apply.
  7. Faded redness.


    I have very dry skin so trying this was a must and need i say I was very happy. It has a sticky texture kind of takes a little longer to soak into your skin than other serums but is worth it. leaves your skin feeling very hydrated throughout the entire day. I have some redness around my nose I've had for so long and I'm not sure exactly what it is but this helped fade that and i will definitely bu...
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  8. Like it, but won’t repurchase


    I gave this a try because I do have dry skin and need more moisture incorporated into it. I wasn’t getting the plumpness and intense moisture everyone else said in the reviews. I was told to make sure you keep your skin really hydrated because it attracts the moisture in your skin and I did that but it didn’t work.
  9. Love it


    Love this, it's great value for money, super hydrating, and seems to have helped with my redness, I use it with a moisturiser after letting it soak in. Will definitely keep buying this over other more expensive hyaluronic serums - especially as it's such good value!
  10. Not my fave


    I brought the hyaluronic acid wanting to love it as much as the other Ordinary products I use but this was disappointing.. I've used other brands which have delivered amazing results but this was a little lack lustre and did little for my skin. Also disappointed that this seemed to be the culprit in balling up experienced when applying with the Buffet, moisturiser and rose hip oil, an Ordinary re...
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  11. hyaluronic


    A great serum for those dehydrated skin types. This is a lovely layer of hydration under my moisturiser during winter
  12. Must have


    For someone who’s skin gets seriously dry in winter, this is just perfect. Another big plus is the price. Love the packaging. Doesn’t have any smell.
  13. Sticky, but great for the price.


    Yes, this product is sticky. However, as I was already anticipating this through reading other reviews, I feel as though it wasn't so bad! I find that once I put my moisturizer over the top, I don't notice it anymore. I also try to not use a lot of this product to reduce the sticky feeling. The price is honestly amazing, for such a quality product. Will definitely keep purchasing.
  14. Hydrating


    I've been using this product for about three months now in conjunction with several other Ordinary products, and I absolutely love this one. My skin is feeling so hydrated and it is glowing.
  15. love love love


    This product works so well! at first I was concerned that it wasn’t doing much but found that I had been applying it wrong and I needed moisture on my face prior to application. when I use it my face feel super hydrated and is so glows afterwards!
  16. Great HA, a favourite


    This product is great for the price. I have purchased it a few times and love the way it makes my skin feel. I use it morning and evening before bed and keeps my skin looking fresh and hydrated all day.
  17. No tangible change


    I had heard great reviews about the product. I have normal to dry skin and sadly, I didn't experience any discernible changes in my skin after more than a month of use. I heard it is excellent for hydration, that is why I started using it. It didn't do anything bad (no breakouts, no purging) but didn't do anything visibily good either.
  18. Value for money


    Doesn't feel quite as lush at the Medik8 hyaluronic acid serum I had been using, but at about an eighth the price, it's definitely bang for buck.
  19. Skincare Essential


    I’ve been using this serum for years and whenever I’ve taken a break to try an alternative I end up using this again. Nothing else plumps and hydrated my skin so well and is so affordable.
  20. Basic but good


    I feel like my skin is more dewy and moist when I use this before creams. I wouldn't say it works miracles, but I believe it will pay off in the long run.
  21. Hydrating


    This is my second time purchasing this product because I loved the results I received from the first bottle. It is a great basic serum for any skin care routine. The price point is great, and you only need a couple of drop for your whole face and neck, so a little goes a long way. I use it once or twice a day and it always leaves my skin feeling lovely and hydrated.
  22. Very nice


    Love the fact that it’s not sticky and doesn’t pill. Leaves my skin soft and hydrated.
  23. Cheap, cheerful and effective


    This serum is a must have in my skincare routine, enhances so many other serums and you can see the impact quite quickly which is always a plus!
  24. Finished the bottle and will defs buy again


    I'be been using this almost every morning for the last 3 months. I notice when I haven't been using it. It's an easy serum to layer into routine and such a good starter serum. It plumps and smoothes my skin visibly.
  25. fantastic

    Very impressed!!

    use this once....& you'll understand why this range is such a show stopper....it really works - I recommend this highly & will use it again & again & again!!
  26. Not bad at all


    Let's be real I was a skeptic due to the price, however I'm pleasantly surprised with this product. My skin felt hydrated & soft and took to the product perfectly.
  27. Good for the price


    This product best quality has to be price. It is more than $100 cheaper than my fave hyaluronic acid. So had to try an alternative. It does absorb, it feels a little sticky but I can still later a moisturizer and sunscreen. Not the best, but for the price it does work. My skin does still feel hydrated and glowy.
  28. Great Staple


    This really is such a great staple in one's skincare routine. I use it at night underneath an oil or moisturiser. Occasionally I have skipped it and my skin is a little more dreary without it. It really helps my skin to stay supple and hydrated. Can be a little sticky if you apply too much.
  29. Shiny goddess


    I use this during the day and my skin feels more hydrated and shiny through the day
    It does feel a bit sticky when first applied though, so leave it for a little bit before applying the next layer, an oil or moisturiser
  30. Recommend!


    Really enjoy this product. I love that it has no scent. I really notice the difference when I use it, it makes my face feel hydrated and soft
  31. Super hydrating


    Feels so great after application and always wake up with smooth skin, will repurchase
  32. Lovely!


    Use this twice a day! i love it so much, makes my skin hydrated.
  33. Great affordable Hyaluronic


    Love this! Especially the price :)
    I find my skin drinks it right up and gets that nice plump look. Definitely recommend and will most likely re purchase.
  34. Big Fan


    I didn't think much of this product at first, however I was not being consistent when using it (or moisturising after use - this works best for me). I began using it day and night and have seen noticeable results - others have commented too. I'm really happy with this and am buying another bottle.
  35. Effective


    This is a great serum. I was a bit late to the party but I love this so much. So hydrating! I find that it combats my skin from over oiling throughout the day and my skin is looking more even and just generally nicer. Can’t recommend enough, especially with that price tag!
  36. love it


    Just great. Moisturising without leaving oiliness or residue. I use it as a first layer after cleansing before other serums and moisturisers to give an extra boost of smoothness to my skin
  37. Great basic serum


    Great entry level hyaluronic acid serum, would definitely recommend to someone just getting started in skincare. Makes the skin nice and juicy, it was a bit sticky until I started using a face mist first and that helped
  38. YES!


    LOve this product, I struggle with dry skin this is the perfect addition under my moisturizer. It doesn't leave a film or wax (which irritates me) & super hydrating, absorbs well.
    Good for sensitive skin. I will definitely buy again.
  39. Love it!!


    I use this product whenever I use a chemical exfoliant, retinol or if there is any dry areas (especially with the cold weather at the moment) and this product has really helped my skin feel more plump and rejuvenated whenever I feel my skin needs it..
  40. Hydration, hydration, hydration!


    They say HA is like giving your skin a drink of water, and The Ordinary's HA 2% + B5 doesn't disappoint. Obviously the price is super appealing for the budget shopper, but don't let the low price point put you off if you're looking for quality. Two drops of this stuff goes a long way and the impacts are instant! It also works great for layering.

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  41. Best hylauronic serum!


    Exactly what I expect, quick absorption and nice texture. Love!
  42. Does a good job


    Leaves skin feeling plumper and more hydrated. Can't really fault for the price


    I can't even describe how good this product is, my skin is instantly smoother and plumper. I use it in place of a serum under my moisturiser.
  44. Love it


    Feels great on my skin. Only need a small amount as the product goes a long way. Would definitely purchase again
  45. fresh plump skin


    this product has made my skin so full and bright. it came in lovely neat clean packaging. the product has quite a thick consistency, the price was very valuable.
  46. Extra hit of hydration


    This did exactly what I wanted it to do! I use it as a first hydrating step before heavier oils and/or moisturisers and I love it because it's so light and perfect for this. I have to say I don't love using it just on its own though because the finish feels a bit weird, so for my skin it wouldn't be my final hydrating step. But you can make it work for you I think.
  47. Good product


    I've been using this for a couple of weeks now, definitely has good plumping elements, easy to use and good price. However I wish it was a little more hydrating - I use it with a toner but need a fair amount of moisturiser afterwards, seeing as I'm working in an artificially heated space all day.
  48. Hydrating and Affordable

    Jes M

    I really like this serum. The product is quite thick meaning you don't need a lot of it and it therefore the product lasts longer. This serum is perfectly effective for low maintenance skin.
  49. Really like!


    This is so good for the money! In just a few days my skin feels plumper and more hydrated.
    I wear it underneath moisturiser and it makes a huge difference.
    I have combination skin, can feel on the dry side sometimes, this definitely helps.
  50. Love this!


    This oil is fantastic at hydrating skin. The texture is great, it absorbs really nicely. It doesn't have a smell.
  51. plumping


    I like this serum. Its hydrating and plumps up the skin and is a good price, however, I find it quite thick which makes it a bit less enjoyable to use. However, for the price you cant really complain.
  52. Only ordinary


    I used a full bottle of this before trying out an expensive cosmeceutical brand sold by my facialist. I had no bad results using this. But it did not make any noticeable impact. When I started using the expensive HA + B3,5 serum, I could really see results quite quickly.... Does not do any harm though, and from someone who is extremely breakout prone, if something doesn't make me breakout even tha...
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  53. Winter staple


    cheap and brings the level of hydration i need! No wonder its adorebeauty bestseller
  54. Great product


    This product is very satisfactory, it achieved exactly what I wanted it to do and was not harmful to my skin in any way, plus the price is very reasonable!
  55. quite ordinary


    I love this brand, but this product is not very good. It does not sink into a skin and sort of flakes off, do not apply it under your make up
  56. amazing


    I don't want to use it so often because otherwise it'll run out so fast. Has made my face feel so smooth, even by just applying once a day. I have a pretty oily T zone and feel like its evened it out a lot
  57. Love this


    Love this - such a great price so I don’t feel bad using a big squirt of it morning and night. No scent, dries quickly, the perfect start to my routine.
  58. 10 out of 10


    so nourishing and light! also super sustainable glass packaging. doesn't have that gross chemical smell either. super easy to spread. overall absolutely worth it and a great price!


    Holly Grail! highly recommend. ! Its make my skin feel so smooth and hydrated!
  60. Great base for dry skin


    This makes my skin feel hydrated before layering it with Niacinamide. My skin is sensitive and dry and this did not irritate it at all. My skin just feels more supple and glowy applying this.
  61. Tightening & Brightening!


    This serum does really well at tightening my pores. I use it in combination with niacinimide which is an awesome combo. I find it very sticky to apply so not my favourite but have definitely noticed an improvement in my skins texture.
  62. Not really necessary...


    Just for some context, I am a teenager with dry/combo skin and experience small but frequent breakouts. I tried this product thinking that it would give some extra hydration to my skin and keep the moisture locked in...but this did not happen. I used it for a month or so, applying it underneath my moisturiser, and saw little to no difference. I must say though, that It did make my skin feel plump...
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  63. Amazing


    this.is amazing for dry skin, it almost instantly dissolves into my skin and makes.my skin look glowy and hydrated.
  64. Good product


    I purchased this as I was curious to see what HA would do for my skin and this price is hard to beat. It is a thicker consistency than most serums I've used, but it doesn't leave any film or shine on my face. I can't say I saw any significant changes in my skin from using this product but if you're looking for an inexpensive HA serum I would recommend trying this product.
  65. Holy Grail Product!


    This is a staple in my skincare routine. I love that it is affordable, but does exactly what it's supposed to. I always spritz some thermal water on before applying the Hyalauronic serum to keep the moisture in and I find it really helps keep my skin hydrated. Works well under make up too.
  66. So nice on the skin


    First time HA user and pretty impressed! Super nice consistency and I find it hydrates my skin nicely.
  67. Would not buy again


    This HA is so thick and sticky. After applying my normal moisturiser on top, it left my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Rather than adding hydration it seemed to take it away.

    It was only after some experimentation with different products that I worked out a system for using this HA. First I use a rose water mist, then this HA, then rose water mist again, then moisturiser. Only ...
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  68. Staple item!


    I’m on my second bottle and can really say this is a worth while buy. I mix this Hyaluronic Acid with my other serums, day and night, my skin feels plump afterwards which is amazing! And it also doesn’t hurt that the price is so good.
  69. Super hydrating and great for layering!


    I have oily and acne prone skin. This product helped me at the beginning of my battle to perfect skin as I had a compromised skin barrier from over exfoliating. I used this to layer after cleansing and before moisturiser to give me an extra boost of hydration. My acne is now under control besides some hormonal bumps during that time of month but I still use this to keep my skin plump.
  70. Overhyped


    I'm seeing an overwhelmingly large amount of positive feedback on this product, however I was disappointed after emptying the entire bottle yet no visible result was observed, not to mention its glue like consistency...I used this both in the AM and PM before applying my facial moisturisers. I wouldn't repurchase this.
  71. So great!!


    This product is so amazing and so, so hydrating. I use it on my cheeks as they tend to get a little more dry and it works absolute wonders. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a little more hydration in their skin - shows amazing results!!
  72. Game Changer


    I've always struggled with dry flaky skin, and started using this serum to tackle that and I don't regret it. It's a daily routine now, and makes my skin so much more hydrated and makes my makeup application less flaky too. I haven't experienced any clotting like with other HA serums, which is great. It does feel tacky and tight when dry so it works best when coupled with a moisturiser. My skin lo...
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  73. Ok for a cheapy


    I purchased this product as couldn't afford to buy my regular HA and i was curious to see how a cheaper product compared. I love the medik 8 Ha and have also used ASPECT DR, both on the pricier side. I didn't feel as though my skin was hydrated compared to other products. I do think though its an OK product for the times you cant splurge and need something to get you buy until you can. The product...
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  74. no complaints


    I don't have particularly dry skin, so I don't see like 'wow' differences with this product. I always use it in conjunction with Buffet every morning and I have no complaints. I use it more as part of a preventative/anti-aging regime more than anything.
  75. Cheap and good


    Easy to apply, quick absorption. Leave a plumping, smoothing skin
  76. Does the job


    This HA is a great budget option, while it is not AS hydrating as more expensive options it still left my skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
  77. Great beginner Hyaluronic


    Love this as a beginner product for Hyaluronic acid!
    It’s a little on the sticky side but I don’t mind.
    Definitely recommend putting it on a damp face, I use the Avene spray before I pat it in after cleansing.
  78. My skin is happy


    This product is great! I didn't have too bad of issues with hydration in my skin before but I purchased this to be part of my routine. It is helpful with the dry patches I get in winter, and with dry patches where I had a spot. Cheap enough to give it a go! It may change your skin!
  79. Had to go buy a bigger bottle


    This stuff is awesome. plumps and hydrates and as part of a skincare regimen my skin looks much nicer and consistent. The big bottle is better value as I went through the smaller bottle pretty quickly
  80. Cant go wrong


    This evened out the look of my skin so much and reduced pore size. Skin looks smoother and firmer. Shocked at the results but an excellent product
  81. Cant go wrong


    This evened out the look of my skin so much and reduced pore size. Skin looks smoother and firmer. Shocked at the results but an excellent product
  82. Awesome product


    This product is an amazing magical potion in a bottle, shows awesome results. Been using it for a week and skin already feels soft, supple and smooth. Definitely a must have.
  83. Drops of hydrating goodness


    Best HA I’ve tried!!
    I found it sticky at first but I realised I was using too much from the excitement of wanting to be extremely hydrated. Don’t be like me. Just 2-3 drops will do your face and probably your neck too (4 for me, big head life).
    My skin was once quite dehydrated and I would get a couple of hormonal cysts/pimples breaking out monthly.
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  84. One word - EASY


    I bought this product to add HA in to my routine. The fact that The Ordinary makes primarily single ingredient serums is great because it means that you can add or remove serums from a routine to suit your skin's needs very easily. In addition, it is easy to apply and absorbs very quickly. I would highly recommend this product to any one looking to add HA in their routine.
  85. Great product!


    Nice texture and helped improve my hydration level.
    Only slight downside is the occasional piling that occurs with it.
  86. Hyaluronic acid


    I love this serum as a light weight layer of moisture. I usually wear this under my regular moisturiser and it definitely boosts the hydration
  87. Life Changing


    I've tried a lot of the ordinary products and haven't been disappointed,
    However, this product stands out the most as being one of the best purchases I've ever made for my skin.
    I use the cleanser in the shower and this Hyaluronic acid afterwards every morning.
    There is always such a visible difference after I have, as well.
    The redness I would get around my nose and on my ...
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  88. Holy grail


    This is absolutely the best thing I have ever put in my face! The first time I used it I was a little concerned about the consistency of it but as soon as I put it on it felt amazing! My skin instantly looked so plump and hydrated, but most importantly it work! It’s so hydrating and soothing.
  89. VERY hydrating!!!


    I have seen so many good reviews on this product, especially in recent times so I decided to give it a go. I have not been disappointed a single bit! As soon as it has been applied my skin feels instantly hydrated and less tight then it was before. The only reason that I gave it a 4.5 rating is that I feel I am running out of it very quickly. However I DEFINITELY will be buying another bottle!
  90. not great


    I thought this product was going to provide hydration however i noticed no difference to my skin.
  91. Plumper skin does cheaply


    absolutely love this product from The Ordinary. Awesome for someone on a budget, whilst actually providing you with great benefits.
    I noticed my skin was visibly plumper within a few weeks. You just have to be careful not to put too much or rub other products too vigorously over the top as it can ball up.
  92. Love


    Best value for money. Best HA out there for the price. You wont be disappointed, your skin will love you for getting this!
  93. It's ok


    I have been using this for two months now, and it's ok. It adds a little hydration to the skin, and I think it improves the effectiveness of my moisturiser, but overall I think this is the least effective product in my skincare routine. I will finish the bottle because it's not bad but probably won't repurchase.
  94. Good Application


    The first use of this product Had a great skin feel. The dropper applicator was great. At first I was concerned about the 30ml size but can now see it will last a long time which will work GREAT for the price! The serum is easy to move around but still thick enough to get the job done.


    given the price you pay for, i think its pretty good.
    but im taken back by its sticky texture, when you put on the face, its not very smooth at all.
    so i have been using this under my mask as a first step of my hydrating routine...not under my moisturiser coz too sticky.
  96. Smooths skin over instantly


    I love this serum it is very lightweight and effective, after it dries down for a few minutes the skin is noticeably more smooth and lines are slightly filled in a bit more. I use this in conjunction with niacinamide to keep my oily skin hydrated and it works well. I also mix it in with vitamin c of a morning as a pre moisturiser, before sunscreen which helps keep me hydrated but not oily.
  97. Super helpful


    This was my first time using a Hyaluronic acid and I'm so happy with it! It's so affordable and really hydrates my dry skin. I use it morning and night on damp skin and can definitely feel my face is more hydrated and soft. I even used it on my hands!
  98. Spot on!


    Originally I was dubious of hyaluronic acid and the strength, but even after one use I can feel it assists with hydration on my super dry skin! Definitely follow the 'few drops' advisement!
  99. OK


    Key things to remember when using this product is to wet your face beforehand, otherwise, it will overly dry your skin. It's an ok product, what you pay for is what you get. I don't see the huge hype around it unfortunately.
  100. My holy grail


    My skin use to be so dull, but ever since using this product I've noticed such a difference! it makes my face feel so plump and have such a natural glow to it, don't think I can ever go back.
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