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The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%

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The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% by The Ordinary


The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid.

Resveratrol is a natural phenol found in several plants and our pure source is 100% derived from Japanese Knotweed. Ferulic Acid is a high-potency phytochemical antioxidant found naturally in walls of plant cells. 

Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less. This formula contains each at 3%, an exceptionally high concentration. 

This formula is water-free, oil-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Note: Water can impair the stability of any antioxidant. This formula does not contain any water, silicones, oils or alcohol.

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All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

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Bright, glowy skin in a bottle! - 26-11-2018 by

Absolutely love this! My favourite The Ordinary product.
I use it at night and wake up the next morning with brighter, glowing skin. I use a lot of The Ordinary’s products and I love all of them and use for different reasons, but I use this one the most and for such a quick and easy step in my routine it gives such great results!
It is a little greasy going on but absorbs really quickly and as I use it at night it’s noy really a problem. I often use it with Vit C suspension and HA spheres and both together are like a super easy facial leaving skin fresh and healthy.
Love this, will definitely keep buying!!

Its ok, but not wow! - 15-11-2018 by

This one didn't wow me. I wasn't fan of the scent, and it takes a while to absorb. Not sure if it did any good for my skin. But it did not harm either, not sure I would re purchase. Might be more suitable for dryer skin types.

Healthy skin - 12-11-2018 by

Feels a little greasy but the antioxidants are great for protecting your skin

Love this! - 22-10-2018 by

I bought this product after reading the reviews and have not been disappointed! I have sensitive, acne prone skin and have to be careful with what I use but this has been great. I’m a tired mum of three young kids and each day after using this product my skins looks clearer and brighter which is an amazing result for very little effort. Will definitely buy again!

Good product but difficult to use - 03-10-2018 by

I like the concept of this product - it can be hard to find a good quality antioxidant serum. however, the texture makes it a bit difficult to use. It feels oily and has a tendency to sit on the skin. I feel as though it may prevent any subsequent products from absorbing properly. I have used it over my moisturiser and other products and this helps a bit.

very oily - 26-09-2018 by

It does not contain oil but literately it is kind of oil. It is hard to be absorbed but does not cause uncomfortable feeling comparing the vitamin C products. I think it is good value and worth to give it a try.

Love it - 24-09-2018 by

Have only used this diluted with NMF so far but I love it! I have a lovely glow the next day and my skin feels moisturised and bouncy. Excited to use with a vitamin C product for an serious antioxidant boost!

Moisture - 17-09-2018 by

Take it from a senior beauty therapist, ALL The Ordinary products are of GREAT value and true cosmeceuticals. This product is great for anyone needing hydration and doesn’t mind a heavier finish after water-based serums

Decent Product for the Price - 13-09-2018 by

Nice product but it made my skin react and turn red. I can use it about once a week, but maybe my skin will adjust over time.

Gives good glow - 06-09-2018 by

I use this maybe twice a week (alternate with a retinol and vitamin c other nights, I don't like layering heaps of stuff), and follow with TO Natural Moisturising Factors, and always wake up with forehead lines reduced, and a nice even tone and texture. Will re-purchase this one for sure. Like with a few of TO products, it's best to apply this an hour or so before bed to let it sink in with other skincare so it doesn't just come off on the pillow.

Enjoying this... - 04-09-2018 by

I love most of the ordinary’s products, and this is no exception. I only use a TINY amount every second day, or it’s too strong for my sensitive skin. As long as I exercise caution though the results are good, it seems to add a bit of extra rosy glow to my skin. I’m mainly interested in long term anti-ageing benefits, so while it hasn’t dramatically improved my over all complexion i’ll continue to incorporate it into my routine.

Leaves my skin feeling hydrated - 31-08-2018 by

I really like this serum. I've been using it for months and it leaves my skin feeling plump and hydrated. I haven't noticed any noticeable difference in my skin but I'll definitely keep using it.

Strong stuff but worth persisting - 22-08-2018 by

This is an updated review. I first reviewed this product in April and only gave it 3 stars as it irritated my skin. I’ve since reintroduced it back into my routine very slowly and carefully as I’ve read about the powerful antioxidant hit received when you mix ferulic acid with vitamin c. I started with just one drop mixed in with my vitamin c 30% a couple of times a week and had no irritation. I’m now able to use 3 drops mixed with my vitamin c every second morning. I credit The Ordinary vitamin c 30% mixed with the resveratrol + ferulic for the most significant change to my skin in terms of tone, texture and brightness.

Super Oil - 20-08-2018 by

I use this with the 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder from The Ordinary. It feels so good after a long day, as I can feel the product working for me and brightening it!
I also use this without the powder, on days where I just need a glow. Works so well even without make up on.
Highly recommended x

LOVE! - 16-08-2018 by

Combination skin. I love this product! It works miracles on its own at the end of my nightly routine.. and really adds a kick to the 23% vitamin C. It doesn't congest my skin and I wake up with lovely, bright skin. I'll definitely be repurchasing.

Amazing - 08-08-2018 by

This product has a beautiful consistency, I have dry skin and it feels very hydrating. I love using it in the morning to help protect my skin from free radical damage.

Cheaper than Skinceuticals - 16-07-2018 by

Apparently, Ferulic acid enhances the stability of Vitamin C, particularly L-AA. So naturally after a lifetime under the Antipodean sun, I thought it would be a good idea to use as many anti0oxidants as possible on my skin, even if the results mean I only look ten minutes younger.
I only use this every second day mixing with TO Vitamin C 23%. Personally, I can't see any difference thus far, but for my dryish skin, I assume it's going to be some kind of useful 'self-help'.
The serum, to my nose, doesn't seem to have any discernible aroma nor does it have any textural difficulties, but hopefully it will make some kind of difference in the longer term.

Nice - 08-07-2018 by

Use every morning before suncreams to protect my skin from uv. It may a little bit oliy at beginning and will be better feeling after.

Essential to my sincere routine - 02-07-2018 by

When used with vit.c, the ferulic acid supports the skin's resistance to cell damage, so I apply every morning after my HA and Vit c, before my spf moisturiser. I've found it absorbs quickly and wasn't too oily, provided you let it soak in. A great, non-reactive antioxidant, I also sub it in instead of EUK if I'm acid toning of an evening. Nice stuff :)

A good antioxidant - 27-06-2018 by

I've used a lot of different vitamin c products before, but most recently decided to try this as my antioxidant. I mix a few drops into my moisturising serum each morning. It does make my face a bit more oily/shiny so I'll probably go back to vit c next time. Good value though.

Antioxidant boost - 25-06-2018 by

I had read about using this in conjunction with my Vit C in order to give it an antioxidant boost and therefore increase the effectiveness of the Vit C. I want to like this more than I do however I do find it quite oily despite being oil-free. It does take a while to absorb and sink into skin. I usually apply my Vit C in the morning and sometimes do not have enough time to wait for this to absorb after applying Vit C so it's often only used on weekend when I have sufficient waiting time.

Interesting... - 17-05-2018 by

This has an interesting texture: it seems very oily, but it has no actual oil in it whatsoever! Consequently, my skin had no problem with The Ordinary's Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, despite feeling like I was slathering my face with oil. Yes, it take does quite a lot of time to absorb, so I tend to use it on a weekend when pottering around at home rather than overnight (so it doesn't end up on my pillowcase). I've only used it a couple of times so far, but have had no issues.

Not right for my face unfortunately - but great for hands! - 29-04-2018 by

Unfortunately I had a reaction to this product after trying it for a few nights. I think perhaps to the Ferulic acid. I now use it on the back of my hands as an antioxidant boost under my hand cream and it is working wonders!

Great serum - 18-04-2018 by

I use this serum 2 to 3 times a week at night before moisturiser. My skin feels hydrated and soft. The bottle will last a while as you don't need a lot of product. The only negative is the smell but it's tolerable and goes away after a minute or two.

Great results - 05-04-2018 by

I started using The Ordinary products about 5 months ago and have been so impressed by the results. The Resvaratrol is one I use every night. I love the warmth on the skin and have already repurchased.

Very happy - 03-04-2018 by

I like this very much. I’ve started using The Ordinary products 3 or 4 months ago and couldn’t be happier - my skin has never looked so good.
I use this one morning and evening together with Matrixyl after salicylic acid (morning) and lactic acid or retinol or alpha lipoid acid (evening) and before moisturiser.
I’ll definitely stick with it.

Nice product - 26-03-2018 by

This is a nice anti-oxidant that I use daily in the morning before HA serum. It feels very oily at first but absorbs quickly. I'm getting toward the end of my first bottle and am liking it. I'll probably re-buy. I am not sure that this product has made a difference to repairing/improving my skin, but more protects it from any future damage.

This was unfortunately very re-active to my sensitive skin. - 13-03-2018 by

I use alot of The Ordinary's products and am always looking for something extra to experiment with to add to my routine.. This one was sadly not a good fit for my sensitive skin. I use the retinols,several of the acids and ascorbyl glucoside successfully but Resveratol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% burnt my face on application and left me with an angry red rash. I have fair skin, blue eyes and blonde hair. I also have rosacea prone skin. I've tried this twice and it isn't getting any better.I also feel the immediate heat from The Ordinarys Alpha Lipoic Acid, but I can leave it overnight and not get a rash. Each time after application I have ignored the burn for about an hour before seeing the red rash spreading over my face.. the upsetting part is that it does actually smooth out my skin texture within that hour! Damn it! So it clearly would be very effective for someone with less skin sensitivity than me looking to fix textural irregularities. T.O's products are strong and everyone who has turned into a mad scientist like I have with the skin care knows that trial and error is a part of the process. Sadly its not for moi' but would still recommend to those of a less sensitive persuasion.

I really wanted to like this! - 12-02-2018 by

I love so many of TO’s products, but unfortunately this is not one of them. I’m used to retinoids, Vit C, various acid exfoliants etc, and my skin isn’t particularly sensitive. This product caused instant blotchy redness and excessive warmth, even after mixing 2 drops with my usual moisturiser. I tried to give it another go a few days later, but my skin instantly reacted and I looked
years older with inflammation and wrinkles I didn’t know I had!
The Resveratrol and ferulic components are double the recommended strength, which is harsh enough, but this product is also 90% propanediol which is used as an aid to penetration, and I think this is more of a problem than the active ingredients (at least for me).
This is definitely one product that needs to come in sample sizes, to see if your skin reacts badly. Inflammation is never good!

A Great Little Serum Booster ! - 28-12-2017 by

Only 2 weeks in and I'm enjoying using this product alone, or mixing it with the same brand Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% for a double boost.

It seems oily on application however it just glides on my oily & dehydrated skin smoothly and sinks right in leaving my skin looking dewey and healthy. Will definitely be a repurchased product !

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