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

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

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Reviews

4.5 of 440 reviews

93% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Helps brighten my skin


I used this product after I finished using the 5% lactic acid version and it worked really well in keeping my skin bright and clear. Would definitely recommend anyone new to exfoliation to try out the 5% version first though, especially if you have dry and sensitive skin like I do.

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not so sure


I cleared my face a bit but not that much of a difference honestly -
  1. Helps brighten my skin


    I used this product after I finished using the 5% lactic acid version and it worked really well in keeping my skin bright and clear. Would definitely recommend anyone new to exfoliation to try out the 5% version first though, especially if you have dry and sensitive skin like I do.
  2. Gentle exfoliator


    My sister was using the ordinarys Glycolic but it was a bit too much for her skin. I purchased the lactic as its more gentle and she’s loving it. It’s a really nice consistency and sinks in nicely.
  3. Love how my skin feels


    My skin feels so smooth after this product, but not overly tight like some other exfoliants I've used.
  4. Great for keratosis pilaris on face


    I have been using this product for nearly two weeks and have found it has reduced the kp on the sides of my face. Although it is not a huge difference, it has helped within only two weeks of applying it every night. Definitely give it a go if you are looking for something to help reduce the appearance of kp.
  5. Wonderful exfoliant for use 1-2 times a week


    Great exfoliant, makes my skin feel fresh and exfoliated. Can feel a bit harsh sometimes so I only use 1-2 times a week.
  6. Great in exfoliating oily skin


    Love how my skin feels after this! Find it really good on those extra oily days, my skin feels exfoliated but not overly so.
  7. Gentle but effective


    Absorbs into the skin so quickly. Is so gentle but such a great exfoliant, Have repurchased twice!
  8. Love it


    Love this product - my go to when my skin needs a bit of a boost to radiance! This has been a re-purchase of mine multiple times.
  9. super gentle


    very gentle compared to glycolic but still has exfoliating action. Love this for when my skin is more sensitive
  10. My Holy Grail


    This has got to be my holy grail exfoliating product. I used the 5% for a while but didn't notice too much difference but the 10% is amazing. Ive stopped using it every single day as I'm using more exfoliants/prescription retinoids but this has been my go-to for years- have used over 10 bottles I think.
    Great consistency- doesn't burn and layers well. Makes my face so smooth it's a lifesaver...
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  11. Awesome!!


    I have Acne-prone skin , and was not too sure if i should buy this product.... but its life changing it has helped me get rid of my acne!! and it also made my skin so smooth, 100000%% get it and u won't regret
  12. Great product


    I have oily skin that breaks out and this product has already made my skin feel less bumpy, as well as fade my acne scars.
  13. Very gentle


    I bought this product to smooth my skin and move my skin tone more even and I've been using this product twice a week for a month. So far the result has not been quite obvious. However, I do like that it is not harsh on my skin and I will increase dosage next month. I won't be able to use it up within three months though.
  14. Not sure


    I can feel my skin very slightly sting when I apply this LA but I don't think it's improved my skin texture or pigmentation.
  15. lactic


    clears my skin really nicely. it doesn't dry my skin out like harsher acids. would recommend
  16. very good


    It is not as strong as I expect., after I put it on, My skin turns red a little bit.
  17. Great chemical exfoliant


    I use this on my face every 2-3 days and it has made such a difference to my skin. I was already using another exfoliating product which was a mix of chemical exfoliant (also lactic acid) and physical exfoliant so I wasn’t expecting any difference since my skin was already used to lactic acid but within the first week my skin was so soft and smooth, I was totally shocked (in a good way!)
  18. Best body exfoliant


    I've been using the Lactic Acid %5 on my face, neck and decolletage every second day, with great results, and following up with this on my body. My skin is smoother, more hydrating and it's improving my pigmentation. It's very gentle but really effective, highly recommend
  19. Great for acne treatment


    Love this product for treating hormonal acne. Go easy with the application the first few times you use it. I lathered it on the first time and the skin under my eyes was quiet sensitive the next day. I use it lightly in the evenings and it leaves my skin looking clearer and smoother the next day.
  20. Love it!


    Great value exfoliant. I love how it makes my skin feel smoother. I use it a few times a week year round and haven’t had any issues with sensitivity with it. Definitely a staple.
  21. The best thing I have ever bought


    This left my skin feeling so smooth and it evened out my texture. I used this 2 times a week and honestly it did wonders to my skin.
  22. Great for your face & Body


    I used this for my body as I had some scarring and using this has helped with fading. When I use this on my face I literally wake up glowing. Literally
  23. Value for money


    I decided to try this one out after using the 5% version and find the results are better with this.

    I do find it works best if you try to be consistent with it 2-3 times a week as well as letting it sit on your skin for a good 10-30 mins before applying oils/moisturisers to do its thing. It can be a little drying if you get a bit excited with the amount you use, generally 3-5 drops a...
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  24. not so sure


    I cleared my face a bit but not that much of a difference honestly -
  25. Great product


    I use this product about 2 times a week or when I have breakouts.
    I only apply to affected areas. I find this helps to get rid of my breakouts a lot quicker and also reduces scarring. It is very drying for my skin and so I would not be able to use this anymore than 2 times a week as I already suffer with dry flaky skin but for the purpose I am using it it does a great job, I only noticed tin...
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  26. ok for the price


    Nothing really changed after applying this product for a few months, But it's a decent product for its price,
  27. Clears Scarring


    Been using this on my body to clear scarring and it works well.
  28. Perfect strength!


    When I purchased this product I was expecting it to be very strong however, after I put it on my skin I felt a very slight tingling sensation and it worked it's magic over night. I have slightly reactive skin however this product did not irritate my skin at all.
  29. Gentle


    I have sensitive skin so this is a good alternative to a harsh exfoliator or peel. It doesn't give you the feeling that it's peeling your skin off, it's much more gentle and has a watery texture. I don't feel any sting so that was really good for me. Highly recommend this!
  30. Star product for me


    I love this little powerhouse. It feels a bit tingly until your skin adjusts to it. I apply at night and always wake up looking refreshed and with brighter and clearer skin. Great for helping me deal with some acne scarring
  31. Hard to tell if its working


    I got this to even skin texture but its not a miracle worker. Its a little tricky to use as its very watery but I dont want to add too much. I don't think I would repurchase and other products are a little more effective
  32. No more congestion!


    This was my first ever product for chemical exfoliation, and I would say it did an overall pretty decent job. Considering it was my first time, and this product is also a high strength exfoliation, I did not experience any adverse reactions on my skin. No more than a slight tingle.

    I use this every 3 days before I apply a sleeping mask over just so the mask could do it's job a little...
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  33. Good product


    I have oily skin with pigmentation. Cute little bottle. I have pretty resistant skin but this stung my skin a little when applying! But as I got used to it, the stinging went away. I recommend starting off slowly and build your way up.

    I have noticed my skin is much softer after using this product for a month. Really good at exfoliating my skin.
  34. Really great glow


    Provides a great glow in the morning and love the product at it's lowest strength, but can leave your skin feeling tight and dry if you don't moisturize heavily after
  35. Not sure yet


    I'm not really sure if this does anything. It smells a bit gross.
    I use it once or twice a week and the bottle has lasted for ages. Months.
    I don't see a difference in my skin after using it. I'll keep going. But it's not a magic product like some of the other TO products (eg Niacinamide, that stuff is great).
  36. Gentle


    I have sensitive skin so this is a good alternative to a harsh exfoliator or peel. It doesn't give you the feeling that it's peeling your skin off, it's much more gentle and has a watery texture.
  37. Love this!


    This product is nice to use and works wonders for acne. Highly recommend and will be purchasing again!
  38. glow from within


    i started off with the 5% lactic acid and worked my way up to the 10%. i absolutely love it and it's super affordable! i use this every night and wake up to glowing skin, definitely recommend and is good for beginners.
  39. Great value!!


    I love this product it always makes my skin feel nice and smooth. I highly recommend.
  40. Helped clear my skin


    Really helped me with my breakouts. I love the ordinary, most of their products have helped me a lot.
  41. not too bad


    I like this stuff, it has pretty good effects but can make your skin feel really dry unless you moisturise profusely after using it.
  42. Love this product


    I love this product it always makes my skin feel nice and smooth. I highly recommend.
  43. Love this product


    I love this product it always makes my skin feel nice and smooth. I highly recommend.
  44. Love!


    For the price point, this serum is incredible! It makes my skin feel super hydrated, glowing, and fresh! I can see the difference in my skin the next morning whenever I use it! Normally I get horrible hormonal acne, and ever since I have incorporated this I have noticed such a difference!!
  45. Staple in my routine!


    I've been using this consistently for a couple of years (after starting with the 5% lactic acid), and it's a staple in my evening routine. I never get irritation or sensitivities from it (although don't have incredibly sensitive skin) - just soft, glowing skin in the morning! I used to mix with my moisturiser to soften any potential sensitivity, but have more recently started using on its own afte...
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  46. Great product


    I use this product once a week as a chemical exfoliant and can attest that it is gentle, that it works and that it leaves your skin glowing afterwards. My friend also uses the product and we often say that we wish we could use it in the day time because the glow is unreal.


    this is the only defoliator that I use on my skin, absolutely love it so much. I have issues with eczema flareups especially on my forehead, using this doesn't seem to irritate this at all and smooths my skin out where I get rough patches due to the eczema
  48. Great value!!


    I love this product it always makes my skin feel nice and smooth. I highly recommend.
  49. Helps improve skin texture


    I’m not a fan of abrasive exfoliants so this lactic acid is definitely a favourite of mine! I wear it at night after cleansing and before moisturizers and I must say my skin has improved texture wise since I started. Sometimes feels a little tingly, if you’re not into it just a heads up.
  50. Recommend


    good price, it sheds the dead skin without irritation. if you get too dry, just use it less often and start slow.
  51. Amazing !!


    I love this product it always makes my skin feel nice and smooth. I highly recommend.
  52. Not the choice for sensitive skin or skin of colour

    jaime grace

    I would suggest buying the 5% version for sensitive skin or skin of colour. I have diluted the product and it works nicely but before it would cause high inflammatory to the skin.
  53. Fabulous gentle exfoliation


    This is a gentle exfoliator which helps clear my daughters skin of breakouts without being too aggressive .
  54. Simple, yet (slowly) effective!


    I was skeptical in buying this, as I am always a bit hesitant about introducing a new acid onto my skin and subsequently into my regime. My main concern currently is PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne) - which is why I gravitated towards this product in the first place. I was ideally looking for a product that would help subside some of my PIH whilst not irritating my moisture...
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  55. Doesn't irritate my skin


    Bought this to add into my routine so that I wasn't overdoing it with glycolic acid (liquid gold). It hasn't irritated my skin but feels like it's working when I put it on. It has a watery texture, like Liquid Gold, but I've been putting it on with my fingers rather than a pad (not sure whether that is right but it seems to work).
  56. Game changer


    This is one of my fave ordinary products. I use this once a day before bed and my skin seems to feel cleaner and smoother. This does sting a little on acne but only for a few minutes before it dries.
  57. The only exfoliator i use


    I used to use exfoliating wipes but i just found them to be super wasteful, so I tried to find a less wasteful alternative. The bottle is glass which is nice. i would definitely recommend this one over the 5%. only complaint is that i wish it came in a slightly bigger container. feels really good on the skin and i use a couple of times a week.


    This product was recommended to me by an ex- beauty store employee when she encouraged me to switch from physical to chemical exfoliants. I LOVE THIS STUFF. It significantly reduced the clogging that occurred in my pores and has reduced the amount of whiteheads that sporadically pop up on my face.

    I have dry skin and so I can't use this every night as I find it drys me out more but ev...
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  59. 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.
  60. I love this

    Cristina Z.

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


    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!
  62. 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!
  63. 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.
  64. 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
  65. amazing


    this product for it price is so good didn't clog up my pores and minimized acne scars
  66. 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.
  67. 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
  68. cheap and effective!


    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.
  69. 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!
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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!!
  73. 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!
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. amazing for skin texture


    this worked wonders for my skin texture and gave me amazing glass skin
  80. 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
  81. 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.
  82. 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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  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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!
  86. 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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  87. 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.
  88. 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
  89. 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.
  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. Great choice


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


    This is a nice Gentle exfoliater. I even mix a dropper to my body cream and love the results..
  94. 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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  95. 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.
  96. 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!
  97. 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.
  98. 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 !
  99. 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.
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