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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 30ml

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Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.
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  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

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

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4.6 of 241 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

The Best!


Really thin and watery so I drop it directly onto my face. I use it PM on alternate nights to retanoid, felt a difference when I woke up. It’s smoothing out the texture of my skin and feels so soft I have to stop myself from touching it.

Most Helpful Criticism

Pretty good


Product doesn't feel harsh on your skin. You can feel your skin getting smoother with repeated use.
  1. The Best!


    Really thin and watery so I drop it directly onto my face. I use it PM on alternate nights to retanoid, felt a difference when I woke up. It’s smoothing out the texture of my skin and feels so soft I have to stop myself from touching it.
  2. The Best!


    Really thin and watery so I drop it directly onto my face. I use it PM on alternate nights to retanoid, felt a difference when I woke up. It’s smoothing out the texture of my skin and feels so soft I have to stop myself from touching it.
  3. A staple for dehydrated, acne-prone skin


    I have cystic acne, and dehydrated skin that is very difficult to deal with. This is gentle enough to keep sensitivities at bay, and strong enough to remove my flaky skin.

    I’ve spent a fortune on AHAs and BHAs over the years, this is a superior product for a fraction of the cost.
  4. Brightening and hydrating


    This has been a staple in my routine for ages. I love that it’s not irritating, it has a definite brightening effect and it also hydrates. I find a lot of chemical exfoliants leave my combination skin a bit dry and flaky but not this one. This definitely helped to fade pigmentation and I would absolutely recommend it!
  5. Absolutely wonderful!!!!!


    I have been using the lactic acid 10% + HA for around 2 weeks now. I started off using it once in the PM every few days, but after having no negative side effects (other than a little tingling), I have been using it every day in the PM. My main skin concerns I wanted addressed with this product was uneven skin tone (I have combination skin with patches of red). My housemate was gushing the other day, saying that it looked like I was already wearing foundation, when I was fresh-faced. I LOVE this product and highly recommend it. It has helped a lot with evening up my skin tone and giving me a brighter complexion. Thank you, The Ordinary & Adore Beauty!!!
  6. A staple


    I think this has definitely been one of the products to help get my acne under control. I usually use it every second night with salicylic acid (and my other steps), alternating with retinoid. It's one that I keep coming back to.
  7. Noticeable changes!


    I started on the 5% version of this and then moved to the 10% after a few months. I have quite sensitive skin and this has worked really well for me. It's super light, has no obvious smell and sinks into my skin quickly. I use it every second night and I'm really starting to notice a difference.
  8. Love it


    I really like this product! I used the 5% version first to see how my skin would react and i LOVED it. So this time I decided to go a little stronger with the 10%.
    Its still very gentle and helps against overall dullness. My skin is brighter and I've definitely had less pimples since using it. The one thing I've learnt is that you need to use it consistently every night, otherwise the effect isn't as great if you regularly miss one or two nights.
  9. great budget lactic acid


    Great value, The ordinary is a really trusted brand to me. The product doesn't feel harsh on your skin. You can feel your skin getting smoother with repeated use. Its really helping the natural glow of my skin, and helping my acne scarring fade.
  10. Packs a punch!


    Love this product, you do need to start on the 5% before using this tho as it is quite strong. When i transitioned i used it every 2nd or 3rd nite as i did feel a difference in strength immediately. Skin went through a shedding stage but after a few weeks it had accepted the product. Now my skin doesnt even flinch! You do feel it working and i quite like that sensation. I only use it at night. Lactic acid has definitely helped refine my skin. Id be lost without it! Goes on smoothly, only need a small amount.
  11. Amazing

    Maria Elisabeth Diane

    Cheap but works wonder. I have used two bottles of this product and I'm about to buy the third. I use it every night before bed and in the morning my skin looks better. It helps the acne scars to fade and makes skin smooth
  12. Get this now, you won't regret it


    I swear the lactic acid and HA in this just dissolves any dead skin cells you not even have known that you had! If you are just getting into active ingredients and want to try out something for the nighttime that will chemically exfoliate your skin, add it to your cart! There is also a 5% concentration one that I have not tried, but I am sure is fabulous as well in case if you are a little worried to use this at first.
  13. Feel the peeling effect after a week


    I have been using The Ordinary lactic acid 10% + HA every night as a part of my regiment. It appears to be helping the natural glow of my skin, helping the acne scarring. I definitely think it needs to be used with a combination of serums daily to get the full effect.
  14. Scars


    I am a person of color so it is extremely easy for our acne to cause us really bad scars if we pick at them and it would make me feel insecure but honestly after using this for just a week I already see a difference. I have a bunch of other Ordinary products and they're all great! My main concern was my scars and smile lines and they have minimized by a lot after I started to using this product, I am not even kidding. Plus I love this product because then youll only have to use a little bit of foundation or concealer to cover up the scars. I only apply it at NIGHT do not apply in the morning as it makes you sensitive to the sun, make sure you apply sunscreen.
  15. Pretty good


    Product doesn't feel harsh on your skin. You can feel your skin getting smoother with repeated use.
  16. worth the time and money


    Combine this with other ordinary products and make a daily skin care routine works magic. Will def keep it up.
  17. It does what an AHA is supposed to do!


    This does exactly what an AHA is supposed to do - it exfoliates your skin. Don't expect the results that a Sunday Riley Good Genes will give you, because it simply does not have as a sophisticated formulation to work on multiple issues at once. This will give you subtle brightening and a good boost for your other products, but I would so don't expect more than that :)
  18. Excellent budget lactic acid!


    I used to buy Sunday Riley Good Genes but stopped when I tried this product. I notice an instant difference in my skin when used and it has helped cleared scarring and hyperpigmentation.
  19. No fuss exfoliator at a great price


    I have been using this for a weeks now and have noticed that my skin is clearer the next day and that complexion lasts for a few days. I have used Paula's Choice BHAs before but found that this product took some time for my skin to get used to. There was initial stinging the first couple of times but now can be tolerated. I use this twice a week at night.
  20. Amazing


    I've been using this for a few weeks and have noticed my skin feels so smooth and texture has improved. Love it
  21. Amazing


    I've been using this for a few weeks and have noticed my skin feels so smooth and texture has improved. Love it
  22. Excellent


    This is an excellent peel! I use it once a week and my skin looks super glowy the next day and it also keeps my skin nice and clear free from breakouts
  23. Fantastic!!


    I have started using this in conjunction with retinol on alternating evenings and am absolutely loving the way my skin feels each morning! Really smoothes and refines my skin without needing rough exfoliating scrubs!
  24. Yes!!!


    I started using the 5%, used the whole bottle happily and have now started on the 10%. I love this product on my mature skin, it makes it feel dewy and youthful! I will continue to buy this product as my dry, mid 30s skin lovvvves it!
  25. Good


    I love chemical exfoliants and never use physical scrubs. This is a great exfoliant that does not irritate my skin. My skin is always left smooth and glowy after using this.
  26. Bit disappointed


    I expected more from this product and was a bit disappointed when I found it so so. Not sure how often people use this but I wasn't wow'd
  27. Smooth skin


    I have just started using this product instead of liquid gold. I find this gentler on my skin and only use it once a week but it smooth my skin and makes it look more radiant and healthy. I only use it once a week because I have too many other skincare products I use at nighttime so can only fit this in once a week haha.
  28. Already recommended to friend


    Easy to apply and need only a few drops. Loving your products.
  29. Really really good!


    Lactic acid gets along with my skin very well. Helps with acne a lot and a great way to exfoliate. This one is fantastic but I wouldn’t use it everyday.
  30. Worth it


    I like to use this when I dont feel like giving myself a 40% peel mask at home. Something to keep my skin fresh and young looking in between peels.
  31. Great exfoliation


    I have seen a great improvement in the appearance of my skin using this. I use it 3 times a week, it has a slight tingling sensation but very gentle. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and fresh
  32. Great exfoliator


    I love this product for producing super smooth, soft skin! A little peeling at first, but my skin didn’t get too irritated at all. Definitely gives me a great glow and awesome feeling skin!
  33. Texture


    Great chemical exfoliant. This 10% formula is quite strong so would recommend building from a lower %. Good for reducing texture
  34. Gentle Yet Effective


    I only use this every other week in the pm. So I’ll use this straight for 7 days then switch to a vitamin c product for another 7 days, then repeat. I really feel that it does exactly what it says, keeps my skin clear and isn’t harsh on my skin. A really effective mild exfoliant.
  35. Effective but a little too intense for everyday use for me


    Makes my skin super smooth and is very effective at exfoliating, but I find it a little too intense to use everyday, I much prefer the glycolic acid toner for everyday use.
  36. Visible results!


    I use once a week at night, when I wake up in the morning my skin looks glowy, smooth, clear, brighter and more refined. It’s a lovely product at such an awesome price. Give it a go!
  37. Pretty good


    This feels nice on the skin, but would need to use everyday in order to see results. Im more of mix up my routine each day to spread out my products so i havent seen anything crazy. i will say the texture of my skin has improved since using this product, noticeably overnight as well.
  38. leaves my skin smooth and glowing


    this stuff is liquid gold, it appears to have helped with some discoloration and my skin is always very soft after using it.
  39. Gentle but effective exfoliation


    Smooths texture, shrinks the appearance of pores and adds a gentle glow without ever irritating or drying my sensitive, eczematic skin. I'll be sticking with this for a long time.
  40. Perfect for once a week


    I wouldn't use this more than once a week as it does make your skin quite dry the day after. It's a good addition to my skincare routine.
  41. Skin is baby soft the next day


    I use this at night before vitamin C and B serums twice a week.

    I use 3 drops and put over my whole face. My skin feels smooth and soft the next day. It removes dry patches of skin but I have to follow with more oily moisturisers to counterbalance and keep my skin hydrated.

    I have extremely dry and sensitive skin and have not had any adverse reactions.
  42. Amazing!


    I really love exfoliants but this is a game changer! No more scrubbing your skin, and it always leaves my skin soft and radiant in the morning! I put it on first before any other serums. I've bought this time and time again . Will buy again.
  43. Quick Results


    I have oily skin and acne scarring, within the two weeks of using this I have seen huge results. My sister has recently purchased this product after seeing first hand the change in texture, greasiness and overall health of my skin. This has already become a staple to my skincare routine.
  44. Works a treat!


    Great for getting rid of dry patches, you don’t notice any flaking it just gets better day by day. The 10% can cause a small amount of tingling so if you have sensitive skin I’d recommend going with the 5%. I’ve been told this can have a drying effect and to take a break from it every few months and to use hydrating serums or moisturisers while using it. I’ve been using this for over a year and I couldn’t live without it.
  45. Great


    This is an awesome product, REMOVES the dead cells, and reduces lines and wrinkles OVERNIGHT!!
  46. Good acid


    I have dry skin on my cheeks and forehead, oily on my nose and blackhead on my chin and jawline.
    I use this after dermologica thermofoliant once or twice a week (depending on how often I remember/am home). I use it at night and leave it on all night ans just splash my face with water the next day before my daily moisturiser. I don't find it drying or irritating and my skin feels smoother the next day.
    I find this to be useful in fading the residual red marks after pimples quicker (where you skin takes agggges to heal) and I notice after use the blackheads/millia tend to develope a good black top (as they're now exposed to air) which mean I can get a few out.
    I don't think its does much preventative-wise for blackheads but my skincare regime is a bit inconsistent due to travel. Plus I've never use a facial acid previously so I can't help with comparing it to any others.
  47. Changes skin texture more than colour/tone


    I built up to using using this daily and it definitely changed my skin texture, though hasn't tackled my redness that much. I know I have other stronger options but I have a strong tendency of inflammation with new products so wanted to start milder. Would still recommend for those trailing chemical exfoliant type products.
  48. I prefer the glycolic


    I tired this to change up the acids I use and I didn't love it on my skin but passed it on to someone who loves it.
  49. i like it


    I use this at night with the retnoid serum and although it hasn't helped with my pigmentation, it does keeps my skin smooth and feeling nice.
  50. Light and easy top use and a bargain!


    I have been using this product nightly for 2 weeks now and its very gentle. I started of by using it every second night and mixing with my usual moisturiser, but found no adverse affects so steppe dup to nightly at full strength. It is very easy to use and definitely brightens my skin.


    I am new to the Lactic Acids at home, after several lactic-acid-peels and I am loving this product. It's gentle yet effective. I use it 1-2 times a week, often in place of the Glycolic, when my skin is a little more sensitive and I am left with clear and bright skin the next day. It's a lovely toner that doesn't strip your skin.
  52. Amazing product


    I suffer from acne and acne scarring, within the first week of using this product I saw results. My acne has calmed down a lot too. Highly recommend!
  53. So good for the price


    This is amazing for the price. I used twice a week at bed time and it really clears my skin up and makes it look so glowy the morning after.
  54. Drastic improvement to pores


    This product really helped to shrink my pores and help my skin look bright and healthy. I’ve nearly finished my first bottle and will definitely re order.
  55. Effective lactic acid treatment


    Effective, gentle lactic acid exfoliant, I use often. Product is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. I apply at night after cleansing. The Ordinary also does a Lactic Acid 5% which would be perfect if you had sensitive skin or just wanted to work your way up to the 10%.
  56. Great product at a great price


    Really liked this product and found it really helped with break outs. I introduced it slowly and found its best for my sensitive skin if I only use a couple of times a week. Excellent price
  57. very impressed.


    works great as a quick nightly peel. soft smooth skin with fewer spots within a week.
  58. Helps with my complexion


    I have pretty oily/uneven skin tone and I find this helps but takes a few days to notice. Helps my skin look brighter too. If you have any pimples that have been popped or broken it can sting a bit when applying, personally I don't mind cause it feels like I'm killing the bastards, but then again my skin rarely reacts!
  59. I likey


    Maybe I'm jumping the gun, I've only been using this for a couple weeks but I'm already a fan. It's the first of it's type I've ever used, for a 30yo mum-of-three-lazy-skincare gal like myself I find this whole chemical exfoliator super easy. I've been using it every 2nd night alternating with retinol, on the nights I use the Lactic Acid 10% + HA, within a couple hours I can actually notice the dead skin coming away in areas on the jawline, cheeks and forehead so i feel like its working, although I probably need to use it for a while longer to see it's real potential.
    I have jumped straight into using 10% rather than easing into it with 5% and I haven't found any sensitivity, but I do not have sensitive skin at all.
    It's also super affordable so I'm keen to see where this takes my skin in another month or 2!
  60. Wow


    I use this once or twice a week. My skin always looks glowing the next day.
  61. Didn't work for me


    I was so excited when I found this product but it really didn't work for me. I have dry skin that is prone to redness. I started using it 3 times a week and saw no improvement. I increased to everynight and my skin went bright red and bumpy. I went back to 3 times a week but redness and bumps were still there. I stopped using and skin was better within a week. I wouldn't suggest for sensitive skin.
  62. Only use it in the night regimen.


    This little pink bottle is what I consider ok, whenever I buy something from the ordinary, I'd probably grab one of these. The feeling you get when you apply it is not the best, take the price into consideration would make you feel much better though. I only use it at night, cuz sometimes it doesn't go with my sunscreen. Just a little piece of advice.
  63. lightweight toner


    I have been using this and the Lactic Acid 5% one together as toners. Not sure how effective it is but it is not making my skin worse so I think it's doing its job alright :) I personally think there's better toner/serum out there to target your skin concerns.
  64. A must have


    I love The Ordinary products, fabulous products at a great price. I use this product 2-3 times a week on off days with my Retinol. Have been for 12 months, my skin is clear, glowing and often complemented.
  65. Feels tingly


    I get a slight tingling sensation whenever I use this and I do find it to help with the peeling and exfoliation of old skin, my skin feels nice and plump after using this product.
  66. Below Average..


    This product did absolutely nothing for my skin, did not exfoliate at all. Going back to physical exfoliators!


    I've been using this primarily in the crevices around my nose where I always get a build up of dead skin, and it works every single time!
  68. Really works


    My skin tone has never been so good.
    I use this 3 nights a week.
    I live in the tropics so use sunscreen daily ( recommend to be aware of uv with this one- because it really works!)
    My skin feels finer but plump.
    Happy with this purchase 100%
  69. Gentle AHA


    I have used this every night. It’s gentle. I haven’t had any irritation, prickly feelings or peeling. Almost to the point where I wonder if it’s working.
    Skin feels soft. Not sure if I’ve noticed a change for better or worse yet.
  70. nothing special


    I used it per advice and found no difference to my skin. Won't purchase again.
  71. Amazing Exfoliator


    I have oily, acne-prone skin and this works amazingly to exfoliate and smooth out my skin. I use this overnight about 1-2 times a week. It does not irritate my skin at all.
  72. gentle but strong


    I have previously used the 5% and didnt even notice this time I purchased the 10% but I am loving the extra strength. I use it of a night a few times a week when my skin feels dull and lackluster.
  73. oh yeah nice


    i was having issues with closed comedones - dumbfuck me didn't even think of putting an AHA into my routine until now and lol i fucking love it. have been kinda fiddling with putting it in my routine (like after washing or after toner - defs easing in after toner). it's been five weeks and it's really made a difference for me.
  74. Good exfoliant


    I use this once or twice a week. My skin looks brighter in the mornings.
  75. So effective for fine lines and brightening


    I have been using the 5% version of this product for a few months and felt I needed to upgrade to the 10% for some additional potency. I have noticed the difference and I am very pleased indeed. I have quite sensitive skin and this product can be a little drying so I'm sticking to 2 to 3 times per week, but even after a brief period of use I can see the difference in my skin - reduced fine lines and skin generally appears brighter and more radiant. It will stay a staple in my routine without a doubt. Definitely recommend.
  76. Good results but should have started with the 5%


    This absolutely exfoliates! I use once and week and wake up with my skin smooth and refreshed.

    Having said that I do find the 10% concentration a little too strong so i dilute with hyaluronic acid. I have sensitive skin though so i'm sure many people would use this with no issue.

    A little goes a long way so the bottle i have will last a loooong time, but when i do re-purchase I will buy the 5%.
  77. Smoothest skin ever


    I love this! It's always when I run out of something that I realise how great it was and that is the case for this product. I was using it every second night and it really helped control bumps around my chin and forehead. Occasionally I wouldn't use it for a week or so and once I did I noticed a massive difference in the texture of my skin overnight.
  78. Great for clearing up stubborn skin


    I'm 33 and don't have the will to mess around with acne and wrinkles.
    I use this religiously in my pm routine and I swear by it.
    A great, affordable and effective product.
  79. Perfect level of exfoliation


    I use this once or twice a week in conjunction with daily use of niacinamide and it's made a huge difference to the texture of my congested skin.

    For the first couple of weeks I did find my skin felt a little more sensitive for a day or two after using it but nothing too uncomfortable, just enough to make sure I don't overuse it.

  80. 10/10


    I use this a couple times a week at night. It's a super gentle AHA that really brightens your skin. I previously used glycolic acid but I have found this to be much gentler.
  81. Brightens your skin


    I upgraded to this one after using the Lactic Acid 5% as I didn't notice much of a difference with the 5% bottle. This stings your skin ever so slightly but I have noticed that my skin seems brighter. Definitely exfoliates your skin so remember to use sunscreen!
  82. My skin came back to life


    I've been using the lactic acid 10% + HA after glycolic acid at nights for almost 3 months and I can see my skin has become brighter and smoother. I had been under a lot of stress for over a year and my skin started to suffer, looking dull and dehydrated. Using The Ordinary has brought my skin back to life, I can get away with not using any make up at all
  83. It definitely works


    This stuff definitely works to exfoliate the skin, no doubt about that. I have very sensitive skin and I didn’t have a bad reaction, however this is definitely only a sometimes product, not daily! It can make your skin a little bumpy as it brings any breakouts below the skin up, however it’s all worth it as these soon go away and you’re left with clean, bright skin.
    It 100% works, but be gentle with it.
  84. just good


    This is a good product for gentle exfoliation. I use this at night and I wake up with clear skin!

    It is a gentle exfoliator, so I haven't noticed much of different for my pigmentation as I think it's quite deep.

    Make sure you wear an SPF during the day and reapply.
  85. Great AHA


    I use this a couple times a week at night. It's a super gentle AHA that really brightens your skin. I previously used glycolic acid but I have found this to be much gentler.
  86. Great as an every day exfoliator


    I found this gentle and great as an every day exfoliator. This helped fade my sun spots but require continuous use. Make sure to wear sunscreen everyday though when wearing this as it makes your skin sensitive.
  87. Fabulous option


    I have sensitive skin and after using this for three weeks every second night I have had no bad reaction or excessive peeling/flaking. I find it quite hydrating and better feeling than the salicylic acid, my skin looks plumper and clearer.
  88. Just nice, not amazing.


    Very gentle and no downtime, I use it during the week and it's really nice and it doesn't leave my skin feeling too sticky.
  89. Does really work


    I use it at PM once or twice every week.The skin feels baby soft the next day. Helped in clearing up my acne scars. Great value for money. Will definitely repurchase.
  90. Ahhhhhmazing!


    I've done so much research on how to reduce cystic and hormonal acne and nothing i ever trialed worked. it got to the point where i was ready to cut my face off, the acne was that bad!
    i tried this and my world was turned upside down.
    i exfoliate beforehand and open all my pores, then i put this on. it stung like crazy, but the results have been phenomenal! i pair this with The Ordinary Niacinamide and have achieved incredible results!
  91. The jury is out


    Just bought this on a whim as it’s so cheap, have used it a few times, and haven’t noticed a huge difference. I thiiiink my skin is slightly smoother. Wouldn’t buy it if you want dramatic results, but for a very exfoliation - seems to be doing the job.
  92. Good for daily use


    This is gentle enough to be used daily, even on my acne prone, sensitive and red skin. So I really enjoy it.
  93. This has almost eliminated my need for a physical exfoliant


    I get pretty bad flaking on my nose and used to rely heavily on a physical exfoliant to keep it smooth. Using this 3 times a week means I almost never use a physical exfoiliant anymore and I'm finding the skin on my forehead is less textured than it used to be. I've just bought my second bottle ! :)
  94. The Best


    This serum has definitely changed my skin. It took a few weeks to see results, but the results have been great. My skin is so smooth and even.
  95. Good if mixed with moisturiser


    I used this for a few weeks. It was best mixed with my night moisturiser as if i used it by itself it was too drying. I have now stopped this and turned to more gentle products such as from Paulas Choice
  96. Good


    I don’t see much of a difference with this plus it feels really oily and gross. I prefer glycolic acid because I see a difference, this is good though when I first used it it was good just glycolic acid is better.
  97. Good


    I use this twice a week and it is really good. It gives my skin glow and it is soft after using it. On my 2nd bottle. Will definitely purchace again
  98. Good


    I have noticed a big difference after using this product. My skins texture has evened out and my face feels so much smoother.
  99. Effective and lasts for ages.


    I really like this product to use once or twice a week overnight. It helps to manage breakouts and skin feels really soft after I use it. Only need a little bit so the bottle has lasted me ages!
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