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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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Eye Concern:

  • 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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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Reviews

4.5 of 384 reviews

93% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

I love this

Cristina Z.

This is amazing. Absorbs immediately and you can see it working the next day! Will never stop using it.

Most Helpful Criticism

Strong but effective


I was worried to use, because i have really sensitive skin, but I first tried the lowest strength acid and i found once my skin was use to it, i was able to use the next strength up (which i am still trying to get my skin use to), because first time i used it, it was very strong for my skin, but its still a great product
  1. A new permanent part of my routine!


    Been using for about 4 months and and it's now a permanent part of my skincare routine. I use it every couple of days (about twice a week), and it's really made a difference. My skin is smoother and softer.and its really helped with breakouts. I make sure to moisturize well after rinsing it off as i've found my skin might be a bit dry if i don't.
  2. I love this

    Cristina Z.

    This is amazing. Absorbs immediately and you can see it working the next day! Will never stop using it.
  3. A good affordable chemical exfoliator


    verified purchaser
    This is my first time using a chemical exfoliator and I do think it has helped my skin. I haven't noticed a massive difference, but my boyfriend said my skin is feeling super soft, so that's a good sign!
  4. My favorite active serum


    Be warned - I found this serum quite potent. I don't have sensitive skin (am a bit of a risk taker), but did I feel the burn! Now that I am using it much more sparingly, and probably more responsibly (haha), it is a really nice serum that makes me look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I also put the tiniest bit on my milia and they went away so quickly!
  5. Glad I tried it


    My skin is pretty sensitive, so I was a bit hesitant to try this honestly. It’s also dry. I decided I’d use it like a mask in the first instance and see how that goes. I leave it on for half an hour or so and wash it off. It has left my skin soft. I think I will try and leave it on longer and slowly build up. I would repurchase.
  6. Amazing product


    I used this twice and honestly, the results were amazing. My skin looked brighter and smoother.
    It’s a light texture and sinks in quickly, didn’t sting at all. Would recommend
  7. amazing


    this product for it price is so good didn't clog up my pores and minimized acne scars
  8. Pretty ok, didn't change my life


    I was struggling with blocked pores and congested skin. I also have very dry and sensitive skin. This didn't make a dramatic difference, however didn't irritate my skin and also had some clarifying properties. Will use it until its gone but probably wont reorder it.
  9. Good


    Avoid getting in on broken skin because it will burn, otherwise it’s especially great on my nose before extracting blackheads and for minimising my keratosis pilaris
  10. cheap and effective!


    verified purchaser
    This is a great staple. Not only is it super affordable, but the results are great. It doesnt feel as harsh as other AHA products so I can leave it on for the night. The effects are subtle but after a few weeks, I can definitely see an improvement in my skin texture.
  11. Super smoothing!


    I ended up with this product after running out of my usual 5% formula while it was out of stock! I was a little hesitant for my highly sensitive skin but my skin has tolerated this stronger formula perfectly! It has really helped with my skins healing and managing any breakouts quickly and gently!
  12. Excellent product


    This is sooo good for the price! The results are amazing and you’d expect this to cost a fortune. My skin looks glowy and plump when I wake in the morning.
  13. Does the job well


    This is a very simple, effective AHA. It’s gentle even though it’s so concentrated. I use this once a week and it works well in keeping my skin looking bright. I expected a serum texture but this is more of a watery toner texture, I don’t mind but it’s something to keep in mind.
  14. very good


    I absolutely love this product and it does such a good job for my uneven tones. The only downfall for me is that it is very watery so it absorbs very quickly and I have to use a little more then other serums to get an even spread. Other then that it is so great and I saw results after only 2-3 days of use with brighter, more even tones!!
  15. New staple


    I've been looking for a toning solution that wouldn't strip my already-sensitive skin. I find applying this once a week helps my skin look brighter and smoother as well as reducing the appearance of milia under my eyes. Will definitely be re-ordering this when I run out!
  16. Very effective


    This is a strong product that I use maybe once a week/fortnight. I once had uneven texture and bumps on my chin and this completely cleared them up! Very effective.
  17. New favourite product


    This product is a great alternative to physical exfoliation for my facial skin and I used it in conjunction with the glycolic toning solution on my arms to help with keratosis bumps and along with a little bit of manual exfoliation my bumps are basically gone. This is my new holy grail skin care product as when I use it at night in the morning I wake up glowy.
  18. I love it!


    I was a bit scared it would be too strong initially but it felt great on the skin and moisturising. Will be purchasing again.
  19. Once-a-week deep clean


    I love this product! I have oily, acne-prone skin and I use this product on Friday nights to clear out any gunk that may have accumulated in my skin over the week. My skin on Saturday morning is noticeably less congested! This product is quite strong, so I think using it once or twice a week is perfect for deep cleaning my pores.
  20. So good


    So I accidentally got the 10% instead of the 5%, but I found the 10% not to be irritating at all, so I continued using it. The results have been very noticeable it cleared up my skin after a couple of weeks of use. I have noticed fewer pimples and redness and only need to use four drops, twice a week in my evening routine.
  21. amazing for skin texture


    this worked wonders for my skin texture and gave me amazing glass skin
  22. Gentle exfoliater


    Is a nice subtle exfoliater, not as harsh as glycolic acid and does the job, expect a bit of tingling during first few uses
  23. Noticeable Difference


    I started noticing a dramatic difference in my skins complexion after 2 weeks use of the Lactic Acid. Product is very decently priced in comparison to other 10% Lactic Acids and is definitely beneficial for smoothing skins appearance.
  24. Excellent value


    I love this serum. I have been using it for some time now and I find it to be very effective at exfoliating my skin without irritating it. I only use it on my face as my neck is too sensitive for even the 5% version. A bottle lasts me a while as you don't need much. It does tingle when you apply but this will get better in time, I hardly feel it any more. Doesn't really have any smell and works w...
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  25. Skin feels good


    I definitely felt skin softer in the next morning, but using a bunch of products together. Glicolyc acid feels better though, also combined with another serums and moisturizing.
  26. great product


    onto my second bottle of this, I only us it at night. And I alternate it on nights with the retinol.
    its a great exfoliant and works well even though im only using it every second night.
  27. Great product!


    I started at the lactic acid 5% and worked my way up to this one and it's the perfect product for my skin! I have dry/somewhat sensitive skin with occasional breakouts and I found this product absolutely perfect for me, definitely recommend!
  28. Effective


    I use this a couple of times a week. I never put it on my sensitive cheeks as it does increase the redness for a day but also because I find that it isn't needed in this area of my face. It mostly goes on my nose, chin and forehead where I find it does a good job of dissolving my minimal blind, hormonal or sweat pimples. It as a very mild tingle which goes away in a minute or two after application...
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  29. Skincare staple!


    This lactic acid really delivers. I use it twice weekly currently as a super boost to help refine, exfoliate and get a glow. Highly recommend starting at 5% and titrating up to 10%.
    Avoid the slides of nose and crows feet- they will peel.
  30. Try it & feel the difference


    First time using it recommended by friends & I do feel the difference.my skin is more radiant & fresh.so I decided to get a second one
  31. Great affordable acid


    I love this acid. It's not too harsh, and it sinks in to the skin really well. I can see a difference in the appearance of my acne scars.
  32. Cheap and effective

    Iris S

    I've been using this daily for about 3-4 months now and I can definitely see an improvement in my skin tone. I have heavy acne scarring, and combination oily to dry skin. I'm also hitting my 30s soon and have had minor wrinkles I want to address and some milia around my eyes and under the skin congestion in my acne prone zones. I use this daily after cleansing and toning in the PM, and then layer ...
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  33. Great starter exfoliator


    I was recommended this product to ease in to chemical exfoliation. I have seen differences in my skin since using this, but it isn't super *groundbreaking* (for me at least) but I do appreciate this as my beginner exfoliator for my acne prone skin. A few drops of this goes a long way so there isn't a need to overdo it, and in the mornings my skin feels extra soft. I would recommend this product if...
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  34. Great choice


    My skin has been much smoother and softer since I have used this
  35. Great product ! Great price !


    This is a nice Gentle exfoliater. I even mix a dropper to my body cream and love the results..
  36. Good Start


    I have been using the Ordinary Lactic 10% just a night, in the hope of evening my skin tone, and diminishing some marks. Initially it stung my skin a little, but I found if i didn’t use my Alpha H Liquid Gold first, and applied it straight onto my skin before moisturising, my skin tolerated it much better. I haven’t noticed a HUGE improvement in my skins tone and pigmentation, but I’ll continue t...
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  37. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10


    I love The Ordinary, it is affordable and the products are far from ordinary. Since using Lactic Acid 10% my skin has improved noticeably. I no longer have dry flaky patches on my skin and it has improved my skins ability to absorb other products. If your skin is very sensitive you may want to start by using this in 5% strength but I find 10% just fine.
  38. New favourite!


    I have pretty sensitive skin but haven't had any issues with this product so far. It's smoothed out some fine lines and textural irregularities, and my skin looks much brighter. I will definitely be purchasing this again. Love it!
  39. Not my favourite AHA


    I bought this along with a few other AHAs to see how they went with my skin. This product gave me no irritation but I feel like the results were not as dramatic as other such as glycolic acid. I have oily skin and perhaps the Latic Acid works longer term and the glycolic give the overnight results. Nothing wrong with the product but I wouldn't repurchase.
  40. Oily skin remedy!


    I definitely found this product too late. I have been suffering from oily skin for so many years has worked wonders. I have also recently developed some blemish marks on my skin and it’s reduced the blemish within a week of using it!

    Love this product !
  41. Not bad! At home facial peel


    This isn't pad for the price at all. I use it every now and again. However i will unlikely repurchase.
  42. Smooth skin


    I was recommended this product when I went to buy some other ordinary products. And I am glad I decided to buy this one too! The first few application I found a bit weird as the it feels quite sticky when applied. However, you definitely get past this when you start seeing results! Lactic Acid is exfoliating and resurfacing, as well as being hydrating. My skin now feels so smooth and has even brig...
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  43. Cheap and effective


    This product is amazing! Both from the price point and the results. It has cleared up any congestion my skin has but doesn't dry it out. I know when I use this at night that I'll wake up with smooth, clear skin! Plus for only $12 what do you have to loose? Definitely worth a try!
  44. This product has really helped my skin feel smooth.


    This product was what I expected. I wasn’t blown away but it did help with making my skin feel more smooth and helped with my black heads.
  45. Amazing!


    I bought this quite a while ago and forgot I had it. I have been using it every night before bed and have seen such a difference in my complexion. My face is brighter and have less breakouts!! I have had bad acne for the past 10 years.
  46. Lactic acid


    I found this more gentle than the glycolic acid by The Ordinary. I loved it for resurfacing my skin and making my complexion look brighter in general. Love!
  47. My first chemical exfoliant


    This is my first chemical exfoliant and so far so good. I have dry and somewhat sensitive skin however this does not sting, unless I have a cut where it only stings a tiny little bit, for a brief period. I use this ever second day before bed and have used it to replace any physical exfoliants as I feel like this does the job just as well for myself


    (Skin Type: Oily)
    I use The Ordinary Lactic acid 10% + HA every single night. This product has helped so much with my acne, I barely break out anymore and my acne is much less visible. I can safely say that this product works as I have used this product for around 3 months. A little bit of this product goes a long way, I only find myself needing 5-6 drops of this. However I wouldn't recommen...
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  49. Smooth, glowing skin


    My skin looks like I've had a facial in the morning after putting this on at night. Love it!!
  50. Skin feels soft and smooth


    I have been using this for just a week and have already noticed a change in the texture of my skin. It feels much smoother and have had no irritation even with sensitive skin. I use every second day.
  51. Pretty Good!!


    I’ve recently swapped over to chemical exfoliants after my skincare expert friend critiqued my routine and I will say I do love this product. Super easy to apply and really affordable as well! I will say whilst the product works a charm, I often find my dry skin can be a bit flaky Around breakouts after using it - but it doesn’t deter me. I use it every second day instead of the niacinamide from t...
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  52. Good quality product for skincare starters or those on a budget


    If you're new to skincare or want to keep your skincare costs down, this is a great option for an exfoliant. I don't think I get the best results from this product BUT I'm super happy with the results considering how affordable it is. I like to have this product in my bathroom to supplement some of my more expensive exfoliants that I want to last a long time.
  53. Strong but effective


    I was worried to use, because i have really sensitive skin, but I first tried the lowest strength acid and i found once my skin was use to it, i was able to use the next strength up (which i am still trying to get my skin use to), because first time i used it, it was very strong for my skin, but its still a great product
  54. Never going back to physical exfoliation again


    This product is absolutely amazing. I was skeptical at first as a) i have sensitive skin and b) I have never used chemical exfoliation before (always used physical). After doing some research on how physical exfoliants were probably making my skin issues worse by creating micro-abrasions, inflammation and irritation (I have (had) sensitive oily/combination skin, larger pores, adult/hormonal and fu...
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  55. If Glycolic isn't working try this

    Chloe Rose

    I have combination skin, which means that the perimeter of my face is quite dry and textured. I have been using glycolic as my acid for years, and thought it maybe wasn't strong enough, but after trying this, I realised that glycolic was too strong and that I suit lactic acid better. Lactic is exfoliating and resurfacing, but also hydrating. Haven't seen any change in complexion (yet, I've only us...
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  56. Fast delivery


    Amazing, ordered the product on Sunday and arrived by Wednesday the next week. Perfect condition.
  57. I like it, but use with caution and on rotation


    It is a good product, I have been using it for a few months once or twice a week, on a rotation with liquid gold. It gives a nice resurface to your skin overnight, but it is quite strong, especially given I use other products that have exfoliating ingredients. The additional HA gives it a nice hydrating feel on my skin. Overall I do recommend this product, but it is one to use sparingly I think.
  58. First time user!


    This was my first time using a chemical exfoliant (or any skincare product really) ever. I have been using it nightly for about 3 weeks now, with the Niacinamide in the AM. I have medium-toned combination skin that gets mad dry and flaky in the winters, with occasional breakouts. I have not had any flaky skin, nor does it make my skin oily as many products do for my skin. I still get the occasiona...
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  59. Excellent value for money exfoliator


    This was the first lactic acid chemical peel I had used and I really love it. For a 10% formula it is REALLY well priced, easy and simple to use and very effective. After use my skin is smooth, more radiant and fresh.
  60. It works


    Loving this product. I tend to get some dry skin on my T-zone, this product works almost instantly to remove this surface dead skin while leaving the skin hydrated from the mix of HA. I am using it a little more regularly and finding that I am not getting the dry skin at all and making my skin brighter. I have used it on slight blemishes and I think it has helped them disappear more quickly too. I...
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  61. Great for pigmentation


    Love this product. I have found it has noticeably faded my pigmentation! I have tried loads of products in order to do this and now the $12 one works! Such a game changer. Also makes my skin feel so soft and bright after using!
  62. Very effective!


    I really like this product. My first time using an acid and i don't find it too strong or irritating. It gives a subtle tingle but its not uncomfortable and i find my pores are clearer and a bit smaller after each use. I press the product into my skin and i can hear a sizzling sound which i kind of enjoy!
  63. I love this stuff!


    I use this item every day, after my morning moisturisers and sunscreens it helps with how much product and make up sits on my skin.


    Seriously amazing stuff, how is something so affordable make my skin look so rich?! I am completely obsessed !!
    It makes My skin looks so refreshed & plump in the mornings from application the night before.
    I have sensitive skin so some nights when I apply it feels a little bit more tingly than others but I swear the feeling is addictive!
    Totally worth it, everyone should defi...
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  65. good

    Acne attacker

    honestly at the start i had really bad tingling sensation under my eyes and when this serum is applied to new breakouts/cysts it actually burns but in the morning it does bring your breakout a little down. I haven't seen much of a difference in my pigmentation. I find that its better using it as a night serum
  66. Great Exfoliator!


    The product is great for my skin, and I can sort of feel like working away to cleanse it, and I've learn to trust chemical exfoliators over physical ones, despite their name. It can be a little harsh, so I don't use it more than 2 times weekly, which does mean the bottle lasts longer.
  67. Amazing at Improving Texture


    I had initially bought this product to improve some hyper-pigmentation issues I had gotten from a past breakout. I was instead surprised by how well it improved the texture of my skin.
    Every time I applied it, it gave me such a healthy and dewy glow!
    Although, I noticed after 3 months of use it started to lose its effectiveness.

    PS. This product did help a bit with my hyp...
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  68. Pigmentation Game Changer


    Absolute love this product. This was the product that really turned me onto The Ordinary and made me want to try the whole range. Fades pigmentation and acne scars beautifully and also just makes my complexion so much clearer the next day. I feel lightly exfoliated! When I get a spot, I apply this as a preventative and it seems to help with the healing and fading.
  69. Prefer the 5%


    I'm pretty lazy so usually just use my hands to apply product- I found the 10% to be a bit runnier than the 5% so this was a little difficult- absolutely not a problem if you're using a pad to apply it though! I think the 5% is strong enough for me and a good beginner if you haven't tried a chemical exfoliant before.
  70. Going back to the 5%


    Tried this after using the 5% for a long time. Was a bit runnier than I expected which is fine if you're using it with a pad. I'm a bit lazier and pop it straight onto my hands so prefer the 5% which I find I still get great results from but is gentle enough for my sensitive skin. Gave it to a friend who loves it.
  71. Affordable and amazing


    Along with the ordinary’s other skin care products I have used this in my everyday skin care routine and my face is visibly improved, it has cleared up, looks hydrated and glowing and feels great. I have no negatives about this product. It bejng so affordable I thought it would need a lot to go onto your face but the smallest amount sprays a long way so it will definitely last.
  72. like it


    I like this for my oily skin as it helps with texture and acne
  73. Bargain product


    This exfoliant is a great first chemical exfoliant. It will help you get a sense of what they can do, is fairly gentle and is an amazing price. It goes on smooth and preps the skin for other products
  74. Initial improvement was not maintained


    My skin improved initially when I started using this and became clearer but after using it for a few months it gradually lost its effectiveness and it doesn't seem to help as much now.
  75. Good PM serum

    Skincare fusspot

    I use this every other night. I’ve repurchased it 3 times. A little goes a long way. It doesn’t dry out my skin, but it does dry out break outs. It’s evened out my skins texture.
  76. Game changer


    I’ve been using this product for about a month now. It makes my skin so smooth and evens my skin tone
  77. Great for exfoliating


    Previously I had used the 5% and that worked great for my first time using this type of exfoliator! My skin texture evens out great after the bottle was used up. When I re purchased this product I brought the 10% and would recommend for second time use as it is more aggressive but worked amazing on my acne prone skin !! A must have in my skin care routine !
  78. Smoothes my skin a lot


    I have noticed using this every night has improved the overall texture of my skin dramatically. I was surprised because it is such an affordable product! A little on the sticky side so I would definitely use a moisturiser after applying it then it feels fine. Would recommend for textured skin and for people who don't like physical exfoliation.
  79. Initial improvement was not maintained


    My skin improved initially when I started using this and became clearer but after using it for a few months it gradually lost its effectiveness and it doesn't seem to help as much now.
  80. Great exfoliate


    I’ve just purchased my second bottle of this and use it second daily at night. It is such a gentle exfoliate however it has really gotten rid of my dry skin. I sinks into the skin easily and has very little odour
  81. My daily chemical exfoliator


    I was hesitant to begin using chemical exfoliators, but did a lot of research and started here. I initially diluted the LA 5%with The Ordinary's squalane, then used the product undiluted.
    I have since graduated to this 10% solution (intially diluting it with the 5%) and I am amazed with how well my skin has taken to it. I can honestly say, as a previous sceptic, that my skin is smoother (t...
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  82. Didn't see any difference


    I'm a big fan of The Ordinary but this one just hasn't done anything for me. Not bad, but just no benefits that I can see. With some of The Ordinary products the next morning your skin feels amazing but this one - meh. Its cheap so no harm done!
  83. Good at the start


    I think this is great if you have incredibly robust skin, and it helped me when my acne was really bad, but after a while it began to dry out my skin and a bit on my neck got very sore. I think it is very good, but go moderately.
  84. Could be improved


    It leaves my skin radiant and softer, but I find the formula to be too watery and tacky.
  85. Nice!


    This is my first time using lactic acid, and i love it! I apply this every second night after i cleanse, it tingles the skin a little for a few minutes and then that sensation goes away.
    I wake up with very smooth bright skin. So good at such an affordable cost!
  86. Good for sensitive!


    This is a really good product and better than most Lactic Acid treatments, didn't make my sensitive skin red :)
  87. Amazing serum


    I have sensitive skin and this is a gentle exfoliant. It does not irritate my skin or sting
  88. Couldn


    This started out with good results for my skin helping to keep it clear but after a few months of use its effectiveness has lessened and it doesn't make much of a difference anymore.
  89. Great for pigmentation


    After a week of using this serum, I noticed a lot less pigmentation and redness all-round. The consistency is very watery and can be difficult to apply. I experience a little irritation when applying after a good scrub, just tingly and not uncomfortable. Definitely worth giving a go for the price! My skin was more supple and clear after consistent use.
  90. Lovely hydrating exfoliant


    I alternate this LA 10% +HA with glycolic acid every other day. I love that this is hydrating but I would still continue with hydrating skincare after 2-3min of application. My skin is soft, supple, no more dullness and best of all, no blackheads with just 4 uses over 2wks of using this.
  91. So good!


    I use this product twice a week only when my skin is clear (and only at night(. I use it to maintain clear skin and i dont layer my niacinimide on top, just moisturiser and oil. It makes my skin look so soft and radiant!
  92. Good


    This gently exfoliates my oily skin and helps my pore size
  93. Excellent for large pores


    I initially read the reviews for this product and was really impressed by the results I got. I have acne-prone skin with large pores and some discolouration, and the lactic acid really improved my overall skin tone by using it consistently over 5-6 months. I used it as part of my AM routine before my moisturiser and found that my makeup sat really well on top of it, which was very convenient. I st...
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  94. Sticky and too strong


    Smells like watermelon lollies and feels very sticky. Too strong and over works my skin.
  95. Helps smooth skin


    Product works well and lessens severity of breakouts, didn't have any issues with tingling.
  96. lactic acid


    i use it 2-3 times a week and it really helps to maintain clear skin for me. i get an occasional breakout and this really helps the texture
  97. Loving the glow


    I do love the glow this product gives my skin but I have lessened my usage of it each week. I feel like my moisture barrier was slightly compromised using it every 3 days so I have dropped to once a week as I build up my tolerance. I use a number of other actives so it is probably a good thing. I love that this doesn't have a tacky feel to it as well
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