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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.


The Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative helps to reduce irritation associated with facial acid use, including alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. Please note that Tasmanian Pepperberry varies in colour seasonally, and this colour variation may be apparent in The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA.



To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary. 



When to not use The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. Ensure that this formula is introduced slowly into your routine.


This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

 After opening, this product must be used within three months.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

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

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.


The Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative helps to reduce irritation associated with facial acid use, including alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. Please note that Tasmanian Pepperberry varies in colour seasonally, and this colour variation may be apparent in The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA.



To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Ordinary. 



When to not use The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. Ensure that this formula is introduced slowly into your routine.


This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

 After opening, this product must be used within three months.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

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

Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.


Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase. Lactic Acid has a natural odour that some people find unpleasant. This formula was updated in October 2017 to use a grade of lactic acid that has no odour per customer feedback. Additionally, this update removed the use of carrageenan, a seaweed-based viscosity-enhancer, also due to feedback from customers. These changes improve the sensory aspects of the formula but do not impact efficacy.

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4.6 of 151 reviews

94% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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.

Most Helpful Criticism

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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ! :)
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Good

    I have noticed a big difference after using this product. My skins texture has evened out and my face feels so much smoother.
  12. 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!
  13. Smoothing, powerful yet non-irritating

    Fantastic product, I used on my legs, arms and face overnight with 100% cold pressed rosehip oil. My skin is baby smooth and my makeup sits better today. I have sensitive skin so I was apprehensive about using - I shouldn’t have worried! Already the marks from blemishes on my leg are fading! Get it! You won’t regret it.
  14. Skin is glowing

    Used this product w/ a variety of other Ordinary products and my skin feels amazing. So well priced and quality is fabulous, will recommend to friends for sure! Not a big fan of the peeling effect though as my skin throughout the day is flakey (I will likely only use at nighttime from here on)
  15. Smoothing, powerful yet non-irritating

    Fantastic product, I used on my legs, arms and face overnight with 100% cold pressed rosehip oil. My skin is baby smooth and my makeup sits better today. I have sensitive skin so I was apprehensive about using - I shouldn’t have worried! Already the marks from blemishes on my leg are fading! Get it! You won’t regret it.
  16. 2018

    My skin is normal to dry and the first morning i woke up after using it my skin felt so smooth. However, after a week of nightly use my skin has dried out and is peeling. I feel like more spodic and sparing usage is best.
  17. Good product

    I’m 45 with freckles so I’m using this in the hope it evens my skin tone and reduces lines. I’m also using this with The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics, Buffet (mixed with 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder every 2nd day and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% (morning routine). For night I use Marine Hyaluronics, Buffet and alternate between The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane replacing these once a week with Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane. With this routine, I’ve most definitely seen a huge difference in my skin. It’s hydrated, brighter and more evened toned. This is only after 2 months. For the price of these products, I’m amazed!
  18. Good introduction to actives!

    This is a fantastic product to use if you're just starting out with actives. It's gentle on the skin and there is hardly any sting when first applying. After a few uses I don't feel anything but I can certainly see the difference in my skin! Brighter, clearer and overall much improved.
  19. Life changing

    I have been searching for years for a skin care to clear bumps around my upper arms, I tried everything and they never work. I use this after Glycolic toner, and I can see the different within 2 days. it's definitely worth to buy and for the price point you can not complain.
  20. It's okay

    I prefer the glycolic solution better. It does make my skin feel very soft the next day and is a good weekly product for exfoliation. Will last you forever if you don't use it daily
  21. Great for sensitive skin

    I have red inflamed sensitive and dry skin. Using glycolic acid was too strong for my skin. I switched to lactic acid as I was told it was more gentle and better for dryer skin types. I love it! Especially 2 days after you apply a retinol, it just exfoliates any dry excess skin.
  22. Holy grail

    I love this stuff. makes your conplexion brighter, cleaner and softer. I use it before bed!
  23. Not sure!

    I’m not sure if this product is doing anything which is disappointing considering how amazing The Ordinary products are! I have been using it for 3 weeks now and don’t see or feel any benefits!
  24. Didn't do anything for my skin

    I tried this for 3 weeks with no visible difference. It's cheap, the packaging is easy to use. Sadly it just wasn't overly exciting for me.
  25. LOVE

    Noticed a difference in skin texture.
  26. Use for pigmentation

    I use this for my freckles. Much cheaper than laser and more convenient. 100% recommend.
  27. My skin has never felt like this!

    I use this in conjunction with the Hyalurontic Acid and my skin has never felt better,
    I have only been using it for just 5 days and you can see and feel such a significant difference.
    I am hooked, so is my boyfriend and now I've got my mother on it!
  28. I can tell when I drop it from my routine

    I'm onto my second bottle of the Lactic 10% + HA, I can get away with using every second night, I also use the skinstitut glycolic 14% once or twice per week.
    I notice a massive difference when I'm not using the Lactic 10%, I have always had 'good' skin - (I get compliments) but mid way though 2018 I had really bad blackheads and breakouts all around my cheekbones and on my jaw line. I swear by the lactic acid for cleaning this up. I apply it directly to my face with the dropper after cleansing and just dab into my face with my fingers & leave to dry. I use a very gentle cleanser every night and spf50+ every day (QLD sun is hectic)
  29. Not sure if it helped my acne.

    My skin has acne, acne scars, dryness, eczema, spots, peeling around the eyes.

    My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc.

    It caused my skin to peel maybe a day and a half to two days later. Not an obvious flaky peel, just you can rub your skin off when you are showering and rubbing hard on your skin etc. Not sure if It helped my acne. There was no difference in my acne or acne scars.
  30. Subtle but it does work

    I have very sensitive skin so I was super careful with this but it’s way more gentle than I was expecting. As yet I can’t see much of a difference, but I can definitely feel my skin is smoother so I’m really looking forward to using it for longer.
  31. Love!

    I love the Lactic Acid 10%! I use it every second or third night and my skin is amazing the next day! I will definitely use this as a quarterly treatment.
  32. Very effective

    I only have to use this once a week, because I rotate it with glycolic adic every other night. The combination of the two makes such a huge difference to my skin, and keeps it clear with a brighter complexion.
  33. Great and affordable

    I use this primarily for keratosis Pilaris on my arms but also on my face. It is a fantastic product, effective but gentle on my skin (no tingling or stinging unlike other acids I’ve used). Within 1-2 applications the bumps on my arms had noticeably decreased. Onto my second purchase and will definitely keep using it. I’d love it if it came in a pre-soaked pad.
  34. Effective exfoliant

    As someone who struggles with textured skin with some flaking and dry patches, I was looking for a stronger chemical exfoliant after using the pixi glow tonic for about a year. I love this product. I use it about 3 times a week at night to exfoliate and I have noticed a small improvement in skin texture (along with using the ordinary granactive retinoid) and skin is much smoother without dry flaky patches. Makeup applies much nicer with this as part of my skincare routine. Does tingle slightly when applying but the sensation disappears almost immediately. Will definitely repurchase when I run out.
  35. My #1 skincare pick !

    I purchased this after reading reviews online and I'm so glad I did ! Ive always been pretty lucky with my skin, its pretty normal, the odd pimple here or there, but ive always had a bit of texture on my chin and forehead which bugged me and this product has literally changed my skin ! I use it at night before my moisturiser and wake up with the smoothest, brightest, glowing skin ! Honestly a must have in your routine !
  36. Easy exfoliant

    Very strong product which I love, I get slight tingling when I use this. The day after I use this my blackheads are easier to extract. I started straight on the 10% formula might need to start on the 5% first time.
  37. A Bit Strong

    It's a bit strong so I need to dilute and then it's fine.It does the job though.
  38. Definitely worth the money

    I bought this product to help heal my Scottish skin from the Australian sun. I got a bad burn on my back - this has been working amazingly to heal the discolouration and unevenness!! I occasionally use it on my face too; haven’t seen a huge difference, but then again I’m 28 and don’t have any wrinkles or fine lines, but it still looks lovely the next morning after using. My back, however, certainly shows a big difference. Great product for 10$
  39. Love it!!

    This stuff is AMAZING!!
    Has become my can't live without serum to use.
    Has made my skin super smooth, reduced my blemishes & blackheads & helps to reduce my redness from my rosacea. All this + it helps smooth out my wrinkles. Wonder serum. Will buy again & again & I'll never stop using it!!
  40. Great product!

    I only use this every 2nd or 3rd night as i like to rotate between my serums and acids. This one is great and helps exfoliate my skin and leaving it extra smooth and fresh!
  41. Great booster acid

    I'm switching between this and the glycolic acid for a daily acidic routine. The first time I applied it I did get sensitivity especially around the nose area but on my second application that disappeared. I feel like this does a good job of brightening my appearance and mix this with the HA serum as it is quite liquidy and the tackiness in the HA serum makes it much easier to apply.
  42. Great product

    Doesn't irritate my skin at all. I've been using this a few nights a week and it's really helped with exfoliating my skin.
  43. Smooth and light!

    The Ordinary is a holy grail brand for me, and this Lactic Acid definitely cemented that. It is light, doesn't sting, and absorbs really easily into the skin. I have combination skin, with my T-Zone being quite oily, but my cheeks and outer forehead getting very dry. It really exfoliates my skin so that the dryness is less visible, without making the dryness worse, and it makes a huge difference my oily areas. I definitely saw a difference when I ran out and wasn't able to purchase some more for a time, in the sense that my dryness came back, and I noticed more break outs in my T-Zone. I would recommend, however, that those with very sensitive skin go with a lower concentrate, as it may agitate your skin if you've never used an AHA before. I love this product, and it really makes all the difference. The price is great, too!
  44. Helped to balance my skin

    I've only been using this for a week, but already I've noticed a difference! Introducing it to my daily routine (TO Buffet + Copper Peptides, and TO MAP) has helped my skin to feel less congested and has stopped the oily sheen I used to get by the end of the day. Its as if the lactic acid has helped to balance out my skin and now I feel moisturised but not in a greasy way! As for texture, I do feel that my skin is smoother however I haven't noticed a visual difference yet - I can still see little bumps on my forehead and cheeks at certain angles. Will continue using in the hopes that I start to notice these bumps disappearing soon.
  45. Powerful treatment for congestion and breakouts

    I’ve been using this product for almost a month now, and it’s really helped my sensitive, combination skin which can be prone to blackheads and acne. I’m early 30s and I’ve noticed the blackheads on my nose and chin are smaller, and my breakouts are reducing in size and magnitude. Fantastic results for the price!
  46. Great product

    Excellent product, will keep using
  47. Good product

    I purchased this to mostly to help with a little black heads near my chin. Although i haven't seen any change in the black heads my skins texture and glow is much better
  48. Greatly improved skin

    The Buffet is a gentle treatment that overnight one can see and feel the difference
  49. Great skin care at affordable price. It really works

    This product in conjunction with The ordinary hyalauronic has improved my skin in a very short while.
    I love all of your products.
  50. Pretty average

    Not so excited about this night serum. The lactic acid is pretty mild on the skin which is what the product claims to be. Not a big fan of the stickiness on the skin after application. Not so sure it is doing anything for my skin. The price is cheap and generous size bottle though.
  51. Not irritating, great price

    I have been using this for the last few weeks. I haven't experienced any irritation at all. As I have really started to get involved in skincare and started a regime, it is hard for me to say if this is doing anything great for my skin, as I am using so many lotions and potions. I have used this as a spot treatment on painful blind zits and find the pimple has reduced tremendously within 24 hours. So, can recommend for this purpose highly!100%. Great price, so would probably buy again, even just for a spot treatment
  52. Amazing

    I adore this product. I have acne prone skin and it is so reactive. I feel like nothing works however I can say this most certainly does. I also have sensitive skin however this strength doesn’t irritate me at all.
  53. Gentle exfoliation

    Perfect product to exfoliate sensitive skin as this is non irritating
  54. Favourite product ever

    This is my favourite product from the Ordinary. And possibly any other brand too! Makes my skin brighter and fresher looking the next day. I use it a couple of times a week. It does stain my bed linen with is annoying - does wash out though.
  55. Best exfoliator

    Little concerning to see all of these reviews say they are using the lactic acid at night, as my dermo insisted to use it in the morning with niacinamide (for acne prone skin). I get the occasional forehead and jawline pole around ovulation but the lactic acid helps me start the day fresh underneath moisturiser and sunscreen.
  56. Easily absorbed without irritation

    This is the best Lactic Acid I have experienced. Bought the 10% solution with initial concern of irritation but did not experience this although I have, what I have always thought, dry skin, but my beauty therapist has always commented on my smooth skin. Using this product means I don't have to have dermabrasion appointments with her, my gain, clearer skin, reduced pigmentation and applied daily without any redness or discomfort, always ensuring I use sun protection with wonderful results.
  57. A MUST HAVE

    This is truly a must-have no discomfort or irritation like that of other aha's I put it on before bed under a moisturiser
    ( NMF) And in the morning my skin is transformed visibly cleaner and reduced pores its amazing! will not live without!
  58. smoothing and hydrating

    skin type normal/dry
    I bought this as I am concerned with small bumps on my cheeks.
    I have only used this a few times and already notice a difference. Will continue to use, this product does feel a bit tingly so would recommend diluting it in a moisturiser until your skin builds up tolerance. I would recommend this product for anyone wanting smoother, hydrated skin.
  59. Effective and insanely well priced

    My skin is prone to congestion and needs exfoliation, so for years I've used a lactic acid serum in the evening as part of my regimen.
    I was on The Ordinary bandwagon from day 1 and got my products as part of the initial release. As each one of my previous expensive, high-end products finished, I replaced it with its equivalent from The Ordinary. In general, I was blown away not only by how good The Ordinary products were, but also by how poor, in comparison, my old high-end products were shown to be.
    This was well demonstrated when I shifted to the 10% Lactic. I didn't expect to get the same result as from my old high-end lactic acid product - I thought surely, the high-end one would be more potent or that the other ingredients (e.g. all the expensive botanicals, etc.) would have some additional benefit. I was dead wrong. The Ordinary product performed so much better. My skin got smoother, less congested and better exfoliated using The Ordinary.
    I was really shocked - but that's the thing with these expensive skin care products... Even if you can find an ingredient list (and not all have that), they never tell you the exact percentage of active ingredients.
    The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% is a genuinely good product to add into your regimen if it's suitable for your skin and I highly recommend it; I can tell you with certainty that it out-performs a product that costs $85 for 30ml!
  60. Perfection

    This Lactic acid is super lush and perfect for using a few times a week overnight. After I wash it off in the morning my skin is smooth, soft and feels slightly hydrated. The 10% strength has never irritated my skin, in fact I wish they sold an even higher strength as my skin could take it easily. Not sure how irritating it would be for sensitive skin, so maybe try the lower strength first?
  61. Works great!

    I have sensitive skin, and this does not feel too harsh for me! I use it once or twice a week, and I find that it keeps my skin feeling soft and smooth! Works really well!
  62. Good serum

    I like the texture of this product as it's not oily or heavy; it's a liquidy product. Overall, it's a good serum I use every night but I didn't see any dramatic changes while using this.
  63. Effective exfoliation for pigmented skin

    Pregnancy left me with a lot of discoloration/pigmentation on my forehead. This has greatly helped in a very short period of time. I have not used a lactic acid product before but chose this after conventionals exfoliations weren’t even scratching the surface (pun intended) of my pigmentation. Only use a small amount about every 2 days and have seen a difference in a matter of weeks. Great price too, silly not to include in beauty regime!
  64. A beautiful product which exfoliate in very mild way

    I am using this product from one month in alternate days and getting my skin improve and healthy , beautiful product
  65. Effective and super affordable

    I love this for fading pigmentation and when I get a breakout. Always makes my combo skin glowy and provides enough moisture. I've repurchased this twice now and it's my go-to serum for when my skin is breaking out!
  66. Good stuff

    at first I thought this is destroying my face, my pores were getting more visible, my white heads popped, my skin got uneven. But that’s what happens i guess initially, its the second week since I am using this at PM & now my skin is like baby skin. Seems to have gotten rid of all dead skin! A must have and I would suggest using it daily initially & then after a week use is once a week.
  67. Fantastic for exfoliating

    I alternate this product with the Mandelic acid depending on how my skin is feeling. This is a bit stronger but you wake up with baby soft skin the next day.
  68. Amazing

    I'm 31 and have combination skin - it can get really dry at times, but then I also get pimples on my cheeks and chin! How unfair! I bought this product as I was after a product that provides me with a brighten up, but stops me from breaking out (this tends to happen when I use any AHA products. This product is light and something that I use in the AM/PM. My skin has been glowing since I have started using this!
  69. Skin rehab!

    I'm over 40 and rocking the trio of acne/rosacea/dermatitis, and had such reactive and irritated skin I'd given up the idea of ever using an exfoliant again. Actually my budget doesn't allow me much room for experimenting with new products, so I'd pretty much given up on skincare altogether, before I found The Ordinary. What's so good about it? It's an inexpensive powerful formula, that doesn't inflame my rosacea. I'm on my second bottle and my skin is looking more refined, with smaller pores, and softer lines. Give it a try and see if it works for you, at this price what have you got to lose??
  70. Gentle yet effective

    I normally break out from any form of AHA but this one is gentle enough to warrant one use throughout the week. I definitely do notice improvement in my pores and skin texture after using.
  71. Good value

    I love this product. I was finding my skin was dry and rough and makeup wasn’t going on as nicely as it used to. This is quite gentle depending on how much you use but you do see a difference. The price is great too!
  72. Great serum

    Lovely serum. Feels beautiful on skin. Only been using for a week. Can’t go wrong for the price.
  73. Simply amazing

    I love this. I have dry, aging skin and this provides exfoliation and injects moisture into the skin. My skin is never irritated and doesn't peel like with other chemical oxfolients. It also absorbs well and controls the occasional breakout.
  74. Small price for a huge result!

    Wow... wow wow! this product is just amazing. I dont know how I have only just discovered it. The smell of it is rather sweet, the texture is a thicker, tacky kind of feel. I use this two to three times a week as a part of my nighttime routine & when i wake up my skin is noticeably brighter & so much softer. Only thing is you need to be cautious of sun protection when using this, that factor doesnt bother me, but it's something that should be noted!
  75. works great

    makes skin feel super smooth
  76. Nice product

    I purchased this as part of a new regime from the Ordinary. I have used it for about ten weeks. Goes on really wet then dries down quickly so can apply another product afterwards if need be. I can’t say for sure that I’ve seen any dramatic improvements through using this hence the moderate score.
  77. Love it!

    I love this product. After using it once a week I wake up with the most glowy, plump skin. Wouldn't say it's had much of a 'peeling' effect on my skin, although it could be unnoticeable. Definitely recommend adding this to your Ordinary collection :)
  78. Effective in short time

    I noticed a different in my skins clearness and texture within 2 uses. My pores appear smaller also. I use it at night before Retinol. I haven't had the need to dilute, it does usually tingle when first applied but is not at all unpleasant. I no longer want to use abrasive types of exfoliates now that I will be entering my 30's.
  79. B e a u t i f u l

    I have always had problems with my skin. Breakouts, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. My skin always looks tired. After using this I was pleasantly surprised, my skin has a dewy clean glow and is so soft, my pores have been minimized and my skin tone looks alot more even. Will be purchasing again!
  80. Exfoliating Queen

    Take it from a senior beauty therapist, ALL The Ordinary products are of GREAT value and true cosmeceuticals. A great product for that added exfoliation. Be gone are the days where you need to scrub, this lactic acid takes place of scrubs without drying the skin out
  81. Hydrated, firm and full of life skin!

    My skin has been suffering during the colder months and now, after a few days, I can feel and see the difference. I use the lactic acid in the mornings and love how my skin feels all day. I have not noticed any sensitivity or irritation from using the product. It has a mild scent. Couldn't recommend it more.
  82. Fantastic product

    I have mature skin, subject to blackheads but dehydrated. This acid leaves your skin feeling so plump and moist, totally different to some other acids.
    I do use it on alternate days with other acids, depending on how my skin is at that time.
    My 40 years younger daughter loves it too!
    Since using it I notice I have no blackheads and my skin looks brighter and more even toned.
  83. re-surfacing & smooth

    I really like this Ordinary serum. I thought the 10% would be too harsh for my skin but the dryness has been minimal and is far outweighed by how good my skin looks the following morning! Obviously the price point is a major plus, the only thing I don't love is that it is quite watery so I find it a little hard to apply.
  84. Great chemical exfoliation

    My skin is combo oily with pigmentation and acne scars. I found used this every night and my skin felt smoother. I get hormonal acne and I think this helped with reducing the severity of the break out
  85. Best thing I’ve used!

    This is the best product I have ever used! I barely get breakouts, scars are fading away and my skin is glowy after applying it with my hyalunroic serum mixing it in with the ordinary moisturiser. Best thing ever it also got rid of my bumps on my forehead. Recommend!
  86. Wow! Just Wow.

    I am actually blown away by this product. I had been using an acid product for my skin which was working, sure, but was VERY expensive. It cost about $250 for two months worth of treatment. I had to stop using it because I just couldn't afford to keep using it. My skin got bad following cessation of the exxy treatment - acne was flaring up, and my skin looked sallow. I stumbled across this acid, and for $12 I thought I'd give it a go. Not even joking, after ONE NIGHT I woke up and my skin was significantly improved. It's only been a week and already my skin is looking better than ever (even better than with the very pricey treatment I'd used previously). I use it every day - my skin is pretty resilient so I didn't "work up" to getting used to it. I haven't had any peeling or reactions, either. I wanna recommend this to everyone! For $12 it's sooo worth it. I am just so glad i found it and can now go make up free during the day because my skin is so clear.
  87. Great for congestion

    i use this if i notice i have some congestion forming and it's a bit more gentle that the glycolic acid
    I go between that and this product depending how bad it is but this is a great gentle option for fast results
  88. its ok

    haven't really noticed much of a difference in my skin and stings a little when you apply
  89. LOVE LOVE LOVE

    My skin always feels so beautifully exfoliated after I use this acid. I combine with the The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane and alternate every two nights to maximise my results. My skin feels fresh in the morning and I'm always so impressed with how smooth and bright it looks after I use it.
  90. Simple, does what it says and works

    Many chemical exfoliants can feel a bit stingy on my skin and this is no exception, however I know now not to use it when I have broken skin or raw blemishes! It is a simple product and does what it says. I’ll continue to use it once a week but only at night as it can increase skins sensitivity to sun.
  91. A little hit and miss

    The first few times I ordered this product I LOVED it. It left my skin glowing and exfoliated but at the same time hydrated which is why lactic is my favourite of all the acids.

    However, I have removed a star because in my last order the formulation wasn't quite the same. I know that this company shops around for ingredients and doesn't always buy from the same supplier which is how they manage to keep their price so low which of course means its a bit of a gamble, but hey, so is flying Jetstar! You can't really complain when you're paying such low prices. I am definitely willing to repurchase in the hope that the next batch is back to the same quality it initially was.

  92. Brilliant

    Like pretty much everything The Ordinary produces, this is awesome. Brilliant and gentle exfoliation with no irritation. However, as other people have pointed out, you really need to protect your skin from the sun. Any AHA, BHA or retinoid will make you more sun-sensitive. It's great that people are getting more knowledgeable and experimental with skincare, but it needs to be followed with proper sun protection - especially in our Australian climate.
  93. so nice

    This rules, I use it a couple times a week at night and my skin always looks brighter and my pores look smaller.
  94. Research first after purchase

    I've done plenty of research to know which active ingredients to look out for when it comes to treating my acne-prone face, so I was thrilled to give this one a try.

    It does a good job in chemical exfoliation. With proper care and frequency of use, it made my skin texture a lot smoother and I got rid of the little annoying bumps along my chin.

    Just a word of caution though - when they say use sunscreen when using this, please do so! It really does feel stingy with no or minimal skin protection (I always use a minumum SPF30 on my face). I also realised I didn't need to use this everyday - once or twice a week would be sufficient to do its job. I would also recommend diluting this with oils from the first few uses just for the skin to build tolerance.
  95. Great Product

    This is such an incredible product. I have oily/combination skin and am prone to severe breakouts. I recently had a really bad hormonal breakout on my chin and was struggling to maintain it. I started using this product every second night and my skin completely cleared within a week.

    I would recommend using in conjunction with another serum to hydrate, maybe HA followed by a hydrating oil so you're skin doesn't dry out.

    My skin is less oil, the texture is smooth and it has greatly minimised my breakouts because it helps to remove dead skin.
  96. My favourite product

    I have sensitive acne prone skin and I can use this product 2 nights a week without any irritation. I felt an improvement in the texture of my skin instantly. After weeks of use my skin looks so smooth and bright. I love this product! would recommend it to anyone who wants smooth skin!
  97. Awesome product for the price.

    I love this product. I have been using it every night with nothing over the top of it and I am seeing great results. This combined with other serums in the ordinary range have made my skin clearer, softer and hydrated.
  98. Brilliant

    I’ve started using this product about a week ago, I apply a few drops to a cotton pad and apply after cleansing, Overall my skin is more even and throughout the day wearing makeup it’s not becoming oily, normally I would have to apply more powder on my lunch break, I would highly recommend this product
  99. wonderful product

    i apply this product 2-3 times a week at night and it makes such a difference, complexion is brighter and pores appear smaller, i keep getting compliments on my skin. easy to apply, nice watery consistency
  100. Another Must Have

    I absolutely love this product, I would say my skin is normal to dry I alternate between days with the Granactive Retinoid and my skin has never been this smooth and glowing. Hands down my favourite exfoliator.
  101. Review & Earn

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