The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% 30ml
4.4 of 84 reviews
4 instalments of $4.58
4 instalments of $4.58
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- Cruelty Free
- Artificial Fragrance Free
- Sulphate Free
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- Age Prevention
- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- First signs of ageing
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Wrinkles and loss of firmness
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.4 of 84 reviews
89% recommend this product
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Great for moisture
Great Vitamin C StarterI use this in my morning routine, it helps to moisturise my skin without leaving it oily in combination with HA. Doesn't affect my makeup. This was the first Vit C product I used and defintiely saw some minor improvements in pigmentation when combined with my full routine after about a month.
Great for moistureI put this on as a morning, its very moisturising and sinks in really well. it doesnt react with my makeup or pill up. This was my first introduction to vitamin c, it is very nice any my skin did not react to it but I did not see any differences after using the whole tube. I have now moved on to a stronger product.
Love this!Great for if you want to use vitamin C products but normal vitamin C products are too harsh. This goes on so smoothly and soaks up nicely. The skin feels soft and moisturised right after applying. There's a bit of a smell that I can't really pinpoint but it's not bad or anything. There's just a certain scent. It's so moisturising, I didn't expect it to be due to how other vit c products are. I use...Read More
Glowing!I love love love this product! I've always struggled with a dull looking complexion, no matter how much water i drink, vegetables i eat or exercise i do. This product has changed that. It absorbs into the skin perfectly and leaves my skin supple and glowing all day. I've been using it for about 2 months now and have even noticed that scars from pimples i've had for years have started to fade. The...Read More
AMAAZZZING!verified purchaserYes yes yes.!
I really really love this product and not only see a difference while using it but also love the creamy but lightweight consistency. It brightens my skin and I feel it makes it clearer.
My only dislike is the size - I run out of this one a bit too quickly.
Never found a problem with balling when layering with other products and have never had an issue with irrita...Read More
Improved skin textureI really liked this, the texture is lovely on application and I definitely noticed an improvement in my skin texture - felt smoother within about a week of use - I could even use this without using any AHAs and my skin was feeling smoother. Definitely a nice, effective product at a great price point, and I will use again when my budget is feeling stretched!
Great gentle vitamin cI have slight dermatitis around my chin and this is the only vitamin c product that doesn't irritate it. It doesn't smell particularly nice but once layered with other serums and moisturisers it doesn't matter too much. I have definitely noticed that my complexion appears more unified since using this every morning for a couple of months.
Good Vit CI’ve tried a quite a few of The Ordinary Vit C products to find the right one for me. This one has a nice creamy texture that isn’t greasy and I had no issues with irritation. It sits well over other serums & under makeup without pelling so I would definitely recommend it. I have only moved on to another product because I’m trying to avoid silicon in my skincare but if that’s not an issue for you,...Read More
Love thisHydrating and smooth, doesnt make me oily or sticky.
Hydrating and smoothverified purchaserI really like this moisturiser with vitamin C in MAP form. It is not irritating at all to my skin. I was having issues with 20% Ascorbic Acid serum from another brand and had to stop using it as it was giving me skin sensitivity and makes my skin feel burnt. I heard MAP form of vitamin C is less irritating and so I bought this. I love how hydrating it is and I put this on over my The Oridinary Alp...Read More
not for sensitive skinI wanted to love this but it's not for my skin. I know vitamin c can be reactive but this has caused red, itchy, blotchy welts. I did a patch test and it was fine so I was surprised at how my skin reacted after one use. Thankfully I didn't dish out too much money for this one.
i also found it too sticky to wear under makeup
Brightening and not irritatingI find that lot of products with vitamin c in them irritate my skin. This one doesn’t irritate at all. It goes on really nicely and I noticed a definite brightening effect after a few weeks of using this. My only criticism is that it doesn’t last very long so it ends up being quite expensive long term. This is a must try for anyone who is sensitive to vitamin c!
Great product only use a small amount for oily skinI have combination-oily skin and can only use a small amount of this product as it can make my skin appear greasy I use this then my dermalogica active moist over it and my skin stays matte all day.
Awesome productThis is my first vitamin c purchase and I'm very happy! My skin feels so smooth and hydrated. I use at night on top of my usual moisturiser. I have breakout prone skin and no breakouts with this cream. It's been a god sent during winter, no dry skin yet and my skin is glowing. Will continue using this.
BrigteningI have acne prone/combination skin. This product helps to even out my skin tone and brighten my complexion. I don’t like the smell but its not a huge problem. Definitely recommend and repurchase.
Very moisturisingSkin type: combination
Skin concern: Dull, Dry skin, blemishes on jaw line
I have been using this for the past few weeks & have found it really helpful this season as winter is very drying.
I saw this is best when starting to use Vitamin C for the first time as it is more gentle & I haven’t felt any stinging which is great. I am very happy with this product & would recommenced ...Read More
GreatThis does exactly what it says on the tin, well bottle! My skin care regime is now purely The Ordinary and my skin has never felt or looked better! Amaze-balls
The Ordinary Magnesium ~ A must have.This formula is a light cream that offers amazing brightening benefits. Easy and smooth to apply, a little goes a long way. Can be worn with or without makeup.
GreatLove this! Super hydrating and great value
GreatI love to mix Vitamin C with sunscreen, it really brightens my skin absorbs well too.
Great vitamin c product for first time useI've been using this now for 2 weeks in the mornings after cleansing and toning, followed by Lancome Genifique day cream and sunscreen. I have sensitive, slightly dry skin and have not used a vitamin c product before this. So far I've had no adverse reaction and noticed improvement to skin tone and improved smoothness. I initially thought it felt a bit heavy going on but I'm now using a bit less a...Read More
A good Vitamin C but I prefer the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%I liked this product, but I find the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% goes better under my face oil and moisturiser. I think this is a good introduction to Vitamin C, but I'll be getting something a bit stronger than both of these next time.
A definite yes for brightening!I currently use this in the AM after Hyaluronic Acid and Buffet and then afterward, I put on sunscreen for my 31 yr old, blemish-prone, slightly blotchy, textured skin.
I love it.
A lot of days - not all, as skin is as changeable as my moods and hormones - I have felt that this product has instantly brightened my face and evened out my complexion a bit more!
A lot goes a long ...Read More
Everyday vitamin C moisturiserI love this moisturiser, I have been using this for the last 2 years. It is a no fuss, affordable moisturiser incorporating vitamin C, which leaves my skin supple and not oily. It is a good complement with other Ordinary products.
Beautiful FinishOne of my favourites from the Ordinary. I have been using this for several months now and my skin has never been better. It's lightweight, non greasy and feels lovely on my skin
The ordinary that isn't so ordinaryI was recommended the Ordinary by my very lovely GP. Having struggled to find products that suit ageing skin without a Versace price tag has somewhat turned into a mission. Once I've tried the ordinary, I won't go back to anything else. The products have all light texture, noninvasive smell, easy to apply for an affordable price. Magnesium is something I use on daily basis for its known benefits. ...Read More
No fuss vitamin CThis is a no fuss way to incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine. Personally, I did not like the texture of the product nor the smell. However, it did work its magic on my skin and I found my skin to be glowing whilst using this. It is worth a try if you're not too fussy on texture and smell.
excellentLove all The Ordinary skincare on a daily basis.
Brilliant creamI have had lots of sensitivity issues with Vit. C in the past. This cream is fantastic and has not flared me up at all despite twice per day usage.
My skin is oily some days - so I just stick with sunscreen on those days.
But when my skin is dry I use this first then sunscreen over the top before make up.
No pilling or other issues at all.
Love, love love it. Have just ord...Read More
mI’ve just switched to this serum from The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%, and I’m so glad I have. I use 1-2 drops of this every night mixed with The Ordinary’s Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%, and my skin has never felt and looked so good!
I have combo/oily skin, and my main skin concern is slowing down the signs of ageing,
My skin has never felt so goodI’ve just started using this product and I’m so glad I have. I use about a half pea-sized amount of this every night mixed with The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane and my skin has never felt and looked so good!
I have combo/oily skin, and my main skin concern is slowing down the signs of ageing,
One of my favourite Ordinary productsLoved this gentle vit c alternative. Great as a last step in the skincare routine and moisturiser by itself if you tend to have oilier skin. I found it brightened my complexion without irritating my skin. The only complaint I have is the tube packaging for this product (and others in this same ordinary style) means that towards the end there is still a fair bit of a product near the end of the tub...Read More
Gentle Vit C OptionI really, really like Vit C and the effect it has on my skin. It's also known to boost the performance of sunscreen, so it's a no-brainer for me to use in the morning, as I spend a lot of time on the road as a sales rep. Only problem, I also LOVE Niacinamide and it doesn't play nicely with Vit C. Enter MAP. Being a derivative, it doesn't interfere with Niacinamide, so I can use both in the morning...Read More
Happy so farHave only been using this product for a week so haven't seen any clear results. Have heard and seen amazing results from friends that have used this product.
Live this productI have been using this for several months now and my skin has never been better. It's lightweight, non greasy and feels lovely on my skin
Does exactly what it saysMy skin was dull and lifeless and with the combination of this and a couple of other the ordinary products my skin looks it's best it has in years.
A great Vit C optionLoved this as my first Vit C. No reactions from me and no drying and I have very dry skin! I have hyper pigmentation and this plus a Lactic acid has helped a lot with that. I didnt notice any pilling or smell? I have used now for 3 months and love it, would absolutely order again.
Gentle formulaI added The Ordinary MAP into my regime years ago to brighten my complexion and address hyperpigmentation. I genuinely saw improvements after 2-3 weeks of use and have kept purchasing it ever since.
MAP is a great way to introduce vitamin C into your regime given that it's gentle and non-irritating. This particular formula is fantastic - it has a good concentration of MAP, it's smooth to app...Read More
Not amazing but effective!Let me start off by saying this product is a really good way to get the benefits of vitamin C without the side effects such as dryness etc. It is gentle and easy to apply. However the texture is not the greatest and the smell is unappealing. Overall it's not bad and it does the job. But there are better options out there.
Beautiful Vitamin C creamI have tried so many vitamin C products and this is one of my favourites. I like the way the formula inst powdery like some vit C creams can be. It also really does what it promises brightens the skin tone & anti aging. I love The Ordinary and have tried most of the products now, they are so affordable and they really do what they say!
good for the priceit brightened my skin a bit but i avoid it because of the smell. however, it does a good job for its price.
Better options availableI find the texture and smell of this product highly unpleasant! The product would definitely not be suited towards oily skin and there is lots of pilling occuring when I use this on my face. It is a gentler form of vitamin C and as a result there is no stinging associated with its use. I did notice an improvement in my skin over time, but I simply do not think it's worth the hassle of using it. Th...Read More
Haven't used as much as I would have liked because of the smellI purchased a range of 'The Ordinary' products and this one has been my least favourite because of the smell. I haven't used it enough to decide if it's valuable or not because I can't get over the lack of fragrance. And, to be fair, I was aware that this was a factor in buying a product like this, at this price point, and reading other reviews, I knew this was something that bothered others. In s...Read More
Best stuff for dull skinSeriously good stuff for skin dull in complexion and pigmented. Only use a tiny as it is thick in texture, but i really like knowing i am wearing a product that helps with antioxidants
First time experiencing pilling!This review covers the following The Ordinary products:
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
I was recommended The Ordinary ...Read More
I love this product!!!This is one of my favourite products by The Ordinary.
I first purchased this product a while ago after Stephanie Nicole recommended it - I love her skincare reviews.
I love the consistency of this product and the price point is also fantastic, although I feel it runs out quicker than I'd like.
For reference my skin is oily/combination with occasional break...Read More
Feels good on the skinThis product helps to brighten the skin without being too strong. I also love the vitamin c 23% however this can be strong so this is also good to help brighten for sensitive skin
BrighteningBrightens your skin and gives you a healthy glow
Would recommendI think that given they’re a CF brand and the price, I would recommend trying it regardless of whether or not it worked for me... but it is helpful that I find its working. The smell isn’t unpleasant and I like the texture. It’s definitely making my skin look better every day.
It's a no from this discerning Vitamin C junkieI love my vitamin C and know it has incredible benefits for my skin. To give you an idea I have tried the Philosophy, Drunk Elephant, Kiehls and now The Ordinary Vitamin C offering hoping to find a cheaper option to the aforementioned products I've tried.
Unfortunately I was severely disappointed in the grainy texture which takes awhile to smooth out, the fact that it doesn't layer we...Read More
Great for brightening dull skinI like using this as at night before bed, and under make up in the morning. My skin is noticeably brighter and hydrated after just 2 weeks! A little goes a long way though so use sparingly, and if you're wearing it under make up make sure you give it 5-10 minutes to absorb before you add primer/foundation on top.
Don't be put off by reviews...I nearly was, but I'm so glad I went ahead and purchased anyway!
I use this every morning after cleansing and my face is instantly brighter, not to mention beautifully hydrated. I don't even have to use moisturizer after this which was a great surprise as I have dry skin..this means my moisturizer will last twice as long as I only need to use it at night now, winning!
The Ordinary virginAfter reading many reviews about how great The Ordinary brand is for the money I thought I'd jump on the band wagon and try a product! I have very sensitive skin so was hesitant to try any of the stronger products so I started with this one. I've only been using for a week but my skin does feel softer, next time I will purchase a stronger vitamin C product. The price point is amazing and you defin...Read More
Fabulous!I’ve been using this for a month, after The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and before The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. I have combination skin with a tendency toward dryness and found that, while this is marked as a hydrator, I needed that extra moisturiser to finish my drier patches (but if you’re a bit oilier it’d probably be great as a lone moisturiser). I wouldn’t wear it un...Read More
Big fanI have loved using this product since purchasing it. My skin texture has improved, you don't require much product and it is very hydrating without being oily and uncomfortable.
I have seen reviews that complain about the smell, it doesn't smell like roses and unicorns because it is a REAL product. I don't mind the smell and if you're not moisturising your nostrils, it's honestly fine....Read More
Works wellReally great for the price. It's pretty effective at brightening my skin and I like this form of Vitamin C because it is more stable and can be layered with niacinamide. As a person who needs to treat their acne while fading their scars, this product is great. I just don't really like the packaging because it's hard to control the amount of product I squeeze out.
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl PhosphateIt delivers! Does everything it claims it will do. Leaves my skin feeling and looking smooth, bright and fresh, without making it oily. I find it works great under makeup applied prior to a primer.
Visible improvements in just daysWhen it comes to my skin, it's a trifecta of combination + sensitive + the early signs of ageing.
The product has a lovely texture (and smell) and a very small amount goes along way. I've been using this AM and PM in combination with their Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and my skin is looking amazing after just 3 days.
Gone in the dryness on my forehead, and my skin's tone and...Read More
Appalling smellI really want to like this cream as I really love other products of The Ordinary, and I've persevered with it, but it smells truly disgusting. (: It smells a bit like off cheese. I think over the course of the day the smell wears off, but in the early stages if you happen to touch your face, even your hands smell bad. Although I'm sure it would be a great product if used consistently, I really ...Read More
A little goes a long wayThis light cream formula of vitamin C is just perfect. No irritation and only a very small amount needs to be used. I use it morning and night as advised by the Ordinary. After my Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 in the morning and after the Granactive Retinoid 2% in squalene at night. Very hydrating. Skin looks great after 5 weeks :)
Brightest skin everThis Vitamin C cream is perfect for the daytime because it instantly transforms your skin! I use this as my daily cream before I put on makeup, and the difference is unbelievable: I've never had to use so little foundation! The Ordinary's so effective.
Good vitamin c derivative, mix with niacinimide for maximum brighteningI have dry and sometimes sensitive skin. I bought MAP to use on the days that I’m not using my stronger vitamin c 30%. I love that I can mix MAP with my niacinimide serum (which I can’t do with the pure vitamin Cs). This is a great product - easy to use, feels nice and smooth when applying and it works well as a makeup primer too. I use lots of products that focus on skin brightening and I’m sure ...Read More
For aged, dry skinNot great if you have oily skin. It does absorb quickly and is a great base under my make-up. I use it after my toner and serum and before any SPF / makeup so it's great moisturiser to keep ageing skin looking plump.
GoodI thinks this product is good but the consistency is quite heavy for a oily skin like me. the smell is awful only last for a seconds tough. I think I will prefer to try something with different consistency.
Great productLike all ordinary products, this is great quality and does what it says.
I find my skin has high tolerance to vitamin C as well as retinols so use the opportunity to increase the % every time I finish a bottle. I have to say I like the consistency of this one much better than the 23% so will be going back to this one!
Gets you glowingI find that when I pair this with my normal night cream I wake up in the morning looking WAY fresher. I swear this cream brightens and evens my skin texture while I sleep. Also works a treat paired with the Granactive Retinoid 2% twice a week.
When I purchased this my skin concerns were fine lines/aging, skin texture and enlarged pores. My skin is pretty sensitive and I'm super happy...Read More
Smooths and brightens skinThis was my first Vit C purchase and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all.
I use this as a night cream every 2 or 3 days and my skin is noticeably smoother and refreshed in the morning. Has a bit of a smell coming out the tube but that disappears quickly. Would definitely buy again.
BeautifulI really like this product as an easy to use intensive moisturiser at night. Absorbs well. Not sure if it has lightened pigment yet but I like to think so.
May be better used at nightDefinitely does what it says and brightens the complexion. The cream is quite thick and possibly better suits dry skin types. My only issue with this is that it balls up or peels off during the day. I have dark hair and looks like I have dandruff all along my hairline. I have switched to using this at night to avoided the my face of peeling off look during the day.
My favourite go to skin creamI have sensitive and dry skin and have tried a number of expensive brand face creams over the years but have not found any that come close to this product. Leaves my skin feeling soft and dewy without feeling to heavy or thick. With regular use, my skin becomes clearer and smoother. I don’t know why I kept trying other products when this one is consistently the best. I won’t be going back now!
LOVE LOVE LOVEI have sensitive oily/dewy skin. I did read the guide beforehand so tried the MAP for sensitive skin rather than the Vit C Suspension as mentioned. MAP sure does brighten the skin tone as it says and keeps your skin hydrated but not greasy/shiny. I used this straight after toning then used moisturiser on top and it just leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and bright! I love it. Absorbs quickly a...Read More
Foul-smelling, leaves a greasy residueThis was my introduction to vitamin C products. I decided to start with MAP because it's supposed to be gentle and non-irritating. However I could only bear to use it a couple of times due to the strong smell (in between vomit and old wet cardboard), and the gross texture (a thick oily cream that left a filmy residue on both face and fingers). I contacted Adore and they kindly sent me a replacemen...Read More
Does its jobThis is a very gentle vitamin c serum that can also be used as a serum/moisturiser (if you have oily skin). It definitely has a brightening factor, but I think it might be more hydrating formula than vitamin c ingredients. I have dry sensitive skin and this is very gentle and nice to use; probably even too mild/gentle. I prefer other Deciem vitamin c serums, like the Hylamide C25, as the vitamin C...Read More
Good daily treatmentI have normal, not sensitive skin and was looking for a concentrated overnight treatment and found a really good one on this product. It has virtually no smell, had a thick consistency and thus far it's keeping my skin looking good. It's a great product for the price it costs.
Didn't see much discernable effectI have used up one bottle of this. It didn't really do much for me - yeah, my skin has brightened over time but I feel that's because of products I was using in conjunction with it, as they were already working before I started using this product. Maybe it's just not enough for me, or I don't have enough pigmentation issues for it to have a noticeable effect on me. I've found the 23% vitamin C wit...Read More
Brightening, hydrating, affordable!I absolutely love the cream consistency of this Vitamin C product! It works as an extra layer of hydration and spreads really evenly. I definitely saw a brightening to my skin after a month or so, and my freckles are less visible.
Make sure you store the cream in a cool, dark place though, my first tube went off within 5 weeks from getting too warm. The second has lasted me just fin...Read More
Yes!I really like that one, much more than another vitamin C product from The Ordinairy I’ve tried before. I like that it is a light cream and that it actually works. I’m very happy. If only it was as cheap as the other version... but - you can’t have everything : ) I will repurchase.
Lovely Vitamin CBought this to add a Vitamin C to my regime. As I have extremely sensitive skin, especially after going through "the change", I was a bit reluctant to try something new. I went with The Ordinary as it had just 10% Vitamin C, was a good price, was well reviewed, was fragrance free, and if it didn't work, I hadn't spent a lot of money. I am almost through my first tube, and have ordered 3 more so...Read More
Really worksMy skin looks brighter and healthier after using this for just a week
Love ItThis cream does what it says, it brightens and freshens the face. I love it. I will say though if you have sensitive skin make sure you add a water based serum underneath it as it can sting a little without it. Because I have hormonal acne and a little rosacea, I cleanse, tone, then add a water based serum first. This acts as a barrier. Don’t apply it to sun affected skin, it will sting. Just use ...Read More
A beautiful cream that does what it says!I love The Ordinary, and have been delving into their products thanks to AdoreBeauty. This Vit C cream is wonderful- my skin is brighter, smoother and so much softer.
The only gripe is a minor one to do with the consistency of cream in the tube- too easy to dispense too much product, so it doesn’t last long enough. I might try the 12% vit c just for the dropper application. Otherwise, 5 sta...Read More
Great for small areasI used this on my face, neck and decolettage. It is great - it's effective, has a lovely texture, no stinging, etc. However, I used it up too quickly. It's cheap. I could buy more, but I'm going to try one of the serums this time to see if I can make it last longer. If this was a body lotion (in a litre bottle) I'd be smothering myself in it.
Delivers results quicklyI have been using the ordinary for just over a month and am seriously impressed! I use this product during the day, paired with 'The Buffet'. It has noticeably improved my uneven skin tone, and I have experienced no negative skin reactions (i'm very sensitive). My one misgiving is that the texture isn't great for pairing with makeup, it can sort of peel off during the day. I'm finding that I have ...Read More
Love this stuff!!My skin love The Ordinary!!!! After spending so much money on high end creams and moisturisers, this affordable one has pleased me!!! It has a silky rich texture. I use it after exfoliating my skin with Medik8 White Balance Cleanse. It get absorbed quickly on my skin and after few seconds my skin feels really hydrated and plump. My skin looks brighter and smoother after application. I wear my make...Read More
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