The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml
4 of 293 reviews
$2.46 x 4
$2.46 x 4
- Age Prevention
- Deep Lines
- 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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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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4 of 293 reviews
74% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Every time I reorder TO vitamin C for myself I know to order an extra one for my oldest daughter, we both find it very smoothing and has visibly diminished pigmentation, this is an awesome product at an excellent price, thankyou Adore beauty for your great service and thankyou The Ordinary for a great product.
Most Helpful Criticism
Effective, But Not Pleasant To Use.
This product has definitely made a difference to my skin, and it feels tingly when applied. However, I really don't like the grain-like texture, which means I can only wear it at night. I try and mix with a night cream to hide the texture.
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%I used this product for 2 weeks consistently and didn't notice a major difference. It's also an odd grainy texture which I don't love. It made my skin a little brighter, but not bright enough for me to continue using this product. The texture is definitely the downfall and is the reason why I won't continue using this product.
Not for meI purchased this product because I wanted to incorporate Vitamin C into my skincare regime. Unfortunately, while the price of this product is excellent, I found it gave me a stinging sensation even when used sparingly. I also found the texture to feel like a gentle exfoliator rather than a nourishing product. To me it felt like it had small sand like particles in the product.
Effective, But Not Pleasant To Use.This product has definitely made a difference to my skin, and it feels tingly when applied. However, I really don't like the grain-like texture, which means I can only wear it at night. I try and mix with a night cream to hide the texture.
Brighter skin but is oddly grainyI have extremely dry skin that is easily irritated - however I do not get a bad reaction from this product.
This product is cheap and makes the skin brighter and looks healthier. Except it has a slight tingly when applied and has a very grainy scratchy texture when applied.
Although it works well and brightens the skin, and improves skin texture and brightness, I'm not sure I can. get over the texture of the cream itself.
Would recommend this if you are ready to get over the sandy grainy texture.
Taking a bit to get used to but powering throughThe grainy texture is definitely not my favorite thing but I do feel like it is working on my skin. I am only applying every three days in order to build myself up, but I can usually tell a difference in the morning. It hasn't been fun to contend with the dead skin, but I guess that means it is working!
Would definitely use againI found this a little unpleasant to apply because of the texture, but my skin is so much brighter for it, and at this price, it's a bargain.
brightens skinI use this in combination with my other serums and retinol and have noticed a great improvement in skin brightness and fading of pigmentation. It does sting a little when it goes on but it subsides quickly. It also has a bit of a strange texture so just use at night time.
Felt like a thousand pins penetrating my skinI had high hopes for this product, but I was very disappointed after applying it and having it feel like utter torture on my face. I tried to stick it through but after a couple days of applying it, it had to go in the bin. No face cream should feel like that. Not to mention how greasy it was and pasty once applied to my face. Absolutely terrible
Family affair...Every time I reorder TO vitamin C for myself I know to order an extra one for my oldest daughter, we both find it very smoothing and has visibly diminished pigmentation, this is an awesome product at an excellent price, thankyou Adore beauty for your great service and thankyou The Ordinary for a great product.
Don’t like the grainy textureAlthough a great vitamin c product, I found it uncomfortable to rub this grainy moisturiser onto my sensitive skin. It also doesn’t immediately sink into the skin which is something I would like my products to do especially under makeup. It leaves a slightly greasy feel on my skin so I use less than I normally would for any other moisturiser. Still a bargain product, try it if you’re interested and if it doesn’t work, you can use it on your décolletage and another vitamin c on your face - that’s what I’m doing anyway.
Gritty consistencyThe texture is very gritty and leaves my face feeling like it’s covered in oil. I have persevered because my skin is looking brighter and more even and the cost of the ordinary is pretty amazing. After this tube I will try another brand to compare though.
Way Too Strong For My SkinThis product irritated my skin so badly I had to wash it off. I don't normally have sensitive skin either so I'm not sure why it burned like it did. I tried mixing a tiny bit with moisturiser and using it like that but had to wash it off again. 2 Stars because I know other people who love this but it's just too strong for me.
Quicker resultsI started with the lower percentage Vitamin C products from The Ordinary and have gradually built myself up to this one. While it can sting for a few seconds it does produce quicker and better results and I will continue using it as my skin keeps improving.
Amazing!This product is amazing. I’ve been using for a week and I’ve already noticed a difference. I have pale freckly skin and I’ve noticed that it’s made my skin more clear and bright, making my freckles more pronounced rather than them making my skin tone look uneven. The texture takes some getting used to but definitely a staple in my routine now.
Even dermatologist recommends this vit cEven dermatologist recommends this vit c! And use it sometimes with qv lotion all over my body!
It works but can cause blackheadsThis is so well priced, and I have seen good results (brighter skin/acne scars faded). However, I can't use it on my nose as it caused blackheads. Also it's grainy (to reduce this feeling, mix it in directly with your moisturiser). But I will repurchase.
gave a glow to my skini have aged and pigmented skin but after using this only for a couple of months i could see results. it lightened my skin tone and gave me a nice fresh glow. the texture of this product is a bit grainy but you can mix it with your moisturiser and it will be fine
Gritty consistencyAlthough a cream consistency, this Vitamin C product has a is powder base. It has a very gritty consistency and applying it can be a bit tricky because you can’t rub it in. My skin is brighter after using it and although I my skin tinged when I first used it, it doesn’t anymore. Doubt I’ll purchase it again as I’d preferred an oil based product.
Great resultsThis product is amazing for such a low cost. It tingles when you apply and is a bit stingy in areas of you have a slight scratch or something on your skin however it leave your skin feeling extremely moisture rich straight after as it has an oily finish until it sinks in. Skin feels more rejuvenated in the morning and dark circles appear less than before.
Lightens dark circlesI really like this, a bit tingly when applied but it has lightened my under eye circles.
A bit oily, but effectiveIm on my third day of using this after suffering from a really bad allergic reaction to another product from Neutrogena that left me with painful dry patches
A day after this the patches were GONE and my skin felt extremely smooth for the first time in a while, the stinging isnt that bad and I mix this 1/2 with my regular Cetaphil moisturiser and apply at night only because it is quite oily, my only complaint is that I feel like the HA molecules in this are too big to penetrate which is why it kind of just sits on top of my skin for a while and doesn't absorb, as for the Vit C I think it worked well my skin seems a lot brighter and my tan is gone.
Beware if you have oily skin.I have very oily, acne-prone skin and unfortunately when I put this product on, it forms a thick film-like layer on my skin and blocks my pores. I end up getting a few white heads after wearing this for the day.
I didn't notice that much difference to my skin complexion, but I don't have any skin discolouration or pigmentation. I noticed a slight tingling feeling when first applying this product, but it disappears quickly and is not painful.
Ultimately, I just don't think I have the skin type and skin problems suited for this product.
EssentialI can't live without this. Admittedly it's not the nicest to apply and feels a bit sticky, but it's worth it for the results. I apply last thing before bed and wake up to fresh looking skin. The sting of the Vit C can also be a surprise, but it's an acid, so to be expected.
NeutralI used the full tube and didn't notice a difference. I have mature, tanned skin and was hoping it would help rejuvenate it. I won't be purchasing again.
Good low-cost productI bought this along with several other TO products to create a balances skincare routine. I find that it's good on it's own but if you're layering with other products (i.e. TO Amino Acids + B5) it can react weirdly and almost peels/rubs everything off. I've used Vit C in powder form previously, which you mix into other products and I think I prefer that but overall this is a good product for such a low price.
Not badWas recommended adding Vitamin C to my skin care routine so I gave this a go. Feels a bit tingly when applied (I have sensitive skin), but nothing unbearable. I haven’t noticed a huge difference but my skin seems to be softer and my complexion a little more even.
Efficient but the texture....I bought the Vit c to tackle pigmentation on skin after my skin reacted severely to some medication i used. I bought it along with the Niacinamide from the same brand.
After using for about 2.5 months, i can say confidently that this serum did indeed work to help even out skin texture and overall complexion. Although it took a longggg while to absorb into the skin, i would wake with fresher, glowing skin.
The only downside to this was the texture, very grainy/sandy and smelt like metal ...thats all i can come up with to describe it. It takes a while getting used to, i still get put off at times.
But, overall, would definitely recommend
results after first useI purchased this after reviewing inexpensive products that may benefit pigmentation. I have many freckles. I noticed softer and more glowing skin after the first time I used it. I apply a small amount at night after cleansing and before moisturiser. I would recommend night time use as the brand suggests, due to its slightly shiny texture. A small amount tends to prevent that tingling feeling from the lotion. I use it 3 times a week and my skin has never felt better. It's smoother and more hydrated. As for the pigmentation, I only noticed some lightening after about 1 months use. Still overall very happy with the product and will continue to use it and buy again.
excellentthis is just as good as one i used for years costing over $100 ,a no brainer for me in my 60's using retinol and vit c to prevent aging
Slightly gritty but it worksSlightly gritty to apply but at night doesn’t matter as much, also quite greasy again night use doesn’t worry me. Good product, does what it says and good price tag!
Can feel it workingI’m really liking The Ordinary product range and great price. You can actually feel the vitamin C working instantly. The skin tingles as the cream works. It is best used at night because it’s a bit greasy, but definitely worth it.
Brightening and moisturisingI quite like this and was dubious about purchasing as so many people said it was gritty in texture. It’s a very fine grit though, not bad at all. I hope to see some pigmentation changes in the next few weeks.
My first vitamin cI apply this after cleansing my face every morning. I feel a slight tingle but not the burn often described. My skin looks and feels amazing. Great product.
INTO ITLove this! its a good alternative for vitamine c serums which usually are pretty expensive. Before that I was using Khiels vitamin c serum. I would say that I prefer khiels a bit more but because it cost 10 times more I am gonna repurches The ordinary vitamine c serum which works almost the same.
Brightened skin but caused closed comedonesI have been using this for the last few months and although I have noticed some of the benefits of the product I will not be purchasing this product again. I have certainly seen benefits in the brightness of my skin and reduction in the redness around my nose but this product has created an abundance of closed comedones on my chin. After doing a little research I found that this product contains a substance similar to a very heavy silicone which is known to block pores. It will take me months to rid myself of these bumps on my skin and I'm fairy devastated. The product has benefits but I'd stop using it if you start to notice more acne (closed comedones) popping up than usual.
Made my skin smooth and even likeWas happy with this product as an anti ageing cream as it made my skin feel super soft and with prolonged use did seem to make my skin tone more even. The only negative is the tingling after application but would use again.
works wellnot the most pleasant feeling to put on but results are good!
Gritty but worksThis is a strong and effective Vitamin C. I use every second or third day (alternate nightly with The Ordinary Retinol). Only issue is the texture and pilling.. might try one of the other vitamin C's from the Ordinary because I'd prefer to use in the morning. Works well at giving that Vitamin C glow and over time minimising pigmentation / dark spots.
Vitamin CI used up the whole tube but don't think I will repurchase. Despite my skin looking much better when I used this, the application is not so easy and as it is Vit C I had to be a lot more careful with which products I layered with it and how I rotated it throughout the week. It does work well but I can't say it's an "easy" product to use. It's worth a try if you have a simple routine with few products.
FANTASTICNothing was helping until I found this. I wish there was more in it (I went through it very quickly) but my scars don’t seem to come back and I’m very surprised. Very cheap for fixing my self esteem.
I used to have really bad acne scars and I felt like nothing was helping until I found this. I wish there was more in it (I went through it very quickly) but my scars don’t seem to come back and I’m very surprised. Very cheap for fixing my self esteem.
Great product - noticed a difference in my skin after a week of useI think this is a great start vitamin c cream. It was my first one so I was excited to try it out, the texture is quite gritty but it didn't bother me at all. I have really sensitive skin and I had no issues. Really made my skin feel brighter, would recommend.
Nice, quite effectiveI chose this product to help with my pregnancy pigmentation and I do feel that my skin tone is a little more even after using for a couple of weeks, but may need more time to see further effects. I like the tingly feel when I put this on although it does stay kind of sticky - I just use it at night.
Good vitamin c serumits a good alternative for vitamine c serums which usually are pretty expensive. Before that I was using Khiels vitamin c serum. I would say that I prefer khiels a bit more but because it cost 10 times more I am gonna repurches The ordinary vitamine c serum which works almoust the same.
AverageI'm not sure if it's done a whole lot to my skin. It does sting upon first use but with regular usage this fades. After application it leaves a shiny residue which I don't like. I mainly bought this for my pigmentation/sun spots but I haven't seen a difference.
I've only used it for a month so I'm not sure if I've given it enough time to see any results.
A great Vitamin CI love this product. With continued use I have noticed a massive different in my skin tone and redness. The formula is gritty, which does not concern me at all. I mix it will TO HA when applying it. I use this product 3 times a week in the PM and will continue to do so.
Nice productThis mixes in really well with my night time moisturiser. It goes on well, leaves skin feeling dewy and didn't cause breakouts as some face creams do for me
LoveI apply this cream before bed most nights and have found that it goes on really smoothly and layers well with my other TO serums. The formula stings a little at first but it is bearable and doesn't last too long. Fits perfectly into my night time routine!
Good ValueI heard this product from my friend. At first, I thought it is going to be painful, but I didn't feel anything after apply it (Lucky).
Pros: Reasonable price. My skin looks brighter after use it once a day for one week,love the result.
Cons: The product is too oily and hard to absorb. If you apply it before sleep, it could stick on your hair and pillow.
Happy but waiting for resultsI have mostly positive feelings about this product. I wanted a high strength Vit c to work on post acne HP.
For the first couple weeks of use the stinging was almost unbearable and made me want to scratch my eyeballs out. I persisted and my skin seems to have acclimated. I’ve been using it about 2 months thus far.
I know that Vit c works at the cellular level and can take up to 3-4 months to take effect so I will continue using and probably repurchase.
Great productSuch a nice product, yet again from The Ordinary! Definitely makes your skin nice and soft... Don't really like the tingling/burning feeling it leaves though. I dilute mine down with my normal face moisturiser
Careful how you combineI find this product feels lovely and smooth immediately once applied, and has a noticeable next day effect with pigmentation. It's a thicker texture and doesn't combine with water based products so I either use it on its own as an overnight treatment, or apply water based serums first and allow them to soak in well before applying the vitamin c suspension. It's tingly going on which I don't mind. Great to use as a primer under powder mineral foundation but a bit of a disaster layered under water based foundations. It's a great product that is worth a bit of trial and error to work into your routine.
No regretsOn first application I didn’t like the gritty feel and found it a bit stingy however it settled really quickly for me. I apply at night and after only using for a week I’ve noticed my skin feels softer and looks brighter. Great results for the price.
Fabulous resultsI’ve been using TO products for over a year, including this one, and this is my favourite. I’ve gotten great results with improved texture, brightening and overall smoothness. I’m about to hit the 55+ age category and I’ve been using AHA’s since age 13 and it’s paid off as I’ve fortunately got great albeit dry in areas skin, this has dramatically improved my already good skin and I can’t be more pleased! Yes it tingles when you first begin using it, but that diminishes with continued use. Yes it has a gritty texture to it but after I smooth it on I let it set and it soaks in very quickly and there is no grit anymore. For even greater results I use this with my bio current red light therapy facial wand, using a peptide base conducting gel, and it blew my mind how well it works. This is a permanent fixture in my skin care regime.
Blocking pores? Doesn’t play well with other serumsI was sooo excited to find this serum - others with L ascorbic @ this concentration are pricey.
I have sensitive skin, and I managed to adjust okay to the product. It feels a little prickly if I put it on first, but not at all if other serums are applied before it.
Took a little while to master application without pilling, but I got there with the help of the reviews here.
Very disappointed - no great improvement over a month of use, and I could feel it sitting on my skin. I did not like the silicate like layer on my skin and it did not mix well with my other serums or moisturisers. I think it caused a massive breakout of white heads but I cannot be certain - never experienced that before using this (I’m 40!), and no other changes to routine over that time.
Have just started the ascorbyl glycoside 12% - only a couple of days in - but it mixes well and is easy to apply... I would not recommend this serum.
Seems to work!I have some light jawline acne which has been slowly decreasing with the introduction of products such as this.
It does sting a little but not in a painful way and lasts only momentarily. I can see and feel the difference after using it and so would probably buy again.
very good for the priceI love this vitamin C serum. I have dry skin prone to breakouts. I use it at night time and it seems to be clearing up any pigmentation. A little goes a long way, and it doesn't seem to clog my pores.
Amazing product for such a low priceWas a bit apprehensive as to whether this product would do much but considering the low price I bought it and now I'm on my 3rd bottle? This product has given my skin an amazing glow as well as helped aid in clearing up my acne scars.
Not the bestI have combination skin with one-a-monthly minor pimples but I feel like this increased the occurrence
Although it didn’t cause a lasting mark or rash - it isn’t the nicest texture to the touch. It also left my skin slightly greasy
Unfortunately only used it for 4 weeks due to the breakouts - so don’t know if it would have a positive long term effect
may be good but I didnt like the gritty feel on my skinUnfortunately I was not able to use this product long enough to reap the benefits. It may do what it is supposed to but it felt too gritty and heavy on my face so I do not use it anymore
Does the JobI have aging combination skin. I have been using this as a primer/moisturizer during the day. It sits well under my makeup and doesn't feel oily/sticky. It doesn't feel or smell like a luxurious moisturizer but it does the job and for the price its a great product so I will re-buy.
Great Vit C ProductI think this is a solid Vitamin C product. I apply at night time and am happy with the results the next morning. My skin usually appeals more bright and plump. The formula is quiet gritty at application but I tend to work it in a lot with my fingers then apply moisturiser over the top. If I haven't used it for awhile it will sting my skin on application.
Did not helpI used this for more than 4 months but did not notice any improvement in the texture or tone of my skin.
Not sureMy partner bought this to me and I find this sticky feel in my skin! But will be good for winter. Didn’t see any difference yet in my skin after using it for 2 weeks. Will continue using it as long as it won’t break me out, which so far doesn’t break me out yet.
Not sure if I’ll buy after I finished mine.
Hydrates and boosts the skinThis definitely is one of the product that I confidently vouch for. I have been using this about a month and it definitely plumps and tightens the skin.
I apply most of the nights on skin and leave it overnight and next morning ,I see a bright boosted skin.
Very tricky to apply, but I won’t give up! ;-)This has the purest and direct vitamin c form out of all the ordinary vitamin c products, so I wanted to try this to help with my sun spots and blemishes from pricking some pimples from the past. I’ve read about the stinging, greasiness and grittiness reviews but I still want to give it a go. So I tried applying this with other serums like the buffet, balled up like crazy! With moisturiser first, same thing happened. Then I tried this method.. after cleansing, spritze a hydrating toner (I skip the acids), I use dermalogica multi active toner. Then while it’s a bit damp, I apply this serum, no balling or pilling, finally! It applied smoothly. And then my eye cream, moisturiser and sunscreen. I plan to use this in the morning because I use the Ordinary granactive retinoid emulsion 2% nightly (it is amazing!). So far so good, it’s not greasy, and I just had a tiny bit of stinging after application, and went away after a few seconds. I’m so excited to see the outcome after using it for longer!
good, a bit oily.I think this is helping my skin, making it a bit softer but I don't like how it sits on the surface. The smell is good and it lasts longer than the vit c in silicone.
Great productI use this product as a serum with excellent results. It feels somewhat greasy but really works to brighten and give skin a fresh appearance.
Brighter more even skinAbsolutely obsessed with this product. With regular use my overall skin tone has improved 100%. Skin is brighter and more even and I have had many complements on how great my skin is looking (especially as I'm in my late 40's). Cons: formula is gritty however in saying that my latest tube isn't so I am unsure whether the formula has changed or something else is going on with it). Also, as I use it at night I have found that the vitamin C leaves a yellowish stain on my white pillowcase however, I can definitely live with that. Pros: Brighter, clearer and more even skin.
Excellent Vitamin C TreatmentI use this every morning after cleansing, and yes, it stings a little at first, but my skin quickly adjusted to it. I’ve used some higher end Vitamin C's but for my combination type skin this one by the Ordinary is perfect for my skin.
Favourite Vitamin C treatment from The OrdinaryI love this serum. I find it a bit greasy to put on, but I like this for an overnight treatment as it feels really hydrating as well as active. Helps with blemishes and overall skin tone clarity.
GreatI bought this product a couple of weeks ago to target my pigmentation on my face so far is has lightened my skin.
GreatI bought this product a couple of weeks ago to target my pigmentation on my face so far is has lightened my skin.
Helps with even skin toneI purchased this to help even out my skin tone and brighten. It does have a tingling/stinging feeling at first, so I mixed it in with my moisturiser but now I use it on its own and feel like your skin just needs to be eased into the product. When I was wash my skin of a morning, you can feel the difference in smoothness and I can see my skin looking brighter.
Basically Life-ChangingI've tried a lot of The Ordinary products, and picked this one up on a whim. I have fairly sensitive, red-prone, freckly, pale skin, with my main issues being uneven skin tone and dullness. I noticed HUGE changes to my skin using this! My skin was quite good after using the Salicylic Acid, but...this was another level. My skin is so bright & evenly toned, I can hardly believe it. Makes my skin look young & fresh! Just amazing! I was worried it might be a bit harsh, but I have not found that an issue at all.
It actually worksI suffer from bad pigmentation and have tried everything, from numerous vitamin c creams and serums to laser and peels. This product actually works. My pigmentation has definitely decreased after a month of using it. My skin looks brighter and more even. I was sceptical because of the low price but its better than expensive products I've previously used. It does tingle and cause a slight itchiness for about 10 minutes after applying.
Powerful stuff!My skin has acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and redness.
My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc. It is strong so use a little bit - I mix mine in with a basic moisturizer. Worth it completely! I feel my skin always looks really bright the next day!!
Good for evening skin toneI use this product always at night due to the gritty feel. Having said that, especially when I combine with the Granactive Retinoid, I think the grit makes it a more effective product. I find when I use it at night, the next morning my skin looks clearer and even toned. I use a lot of vitamin cs to even out my skin tone and this is definitely one of the most effective I have used, even better it is so cheap!
Brightens skinI have a lot of pigmentation and mixed with resveratrol, it slightly stings but has improved my complexion and sun spots and my skin just looks better
So affordable and excellentSo after purchasing serums from the ordinary i thought to give vit c a try this time . Overall , as expected its amazing and the good thing is its so affordable. I have seriously noticed a huge difference in my skin after using this ..
Not sticky.....I have tried vitamin C serums before and they have been sticky, this vitamin C suspension isn't sticky at all, I had prepared myself for a grainy feel as per other reviews and was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely smooth feel. I let the suspension dry for a few minutes before applying moisturizer and my 70yo skin has never looked better.
Sensitive skin bewareI have been using this product for the past year and although it gives my skin a boost, I do find having sensitive skin that I have to dilute it. I initially used it on its own on my face & neck and the tingling made me want to scratch. I now only use it on my face and dab a couple of dots under eyes and cheeks, then I blend it in with my normal moisturiser. This method works a treat and I have no problem using it there but I cannot use it on my neck at all. Given this is great value, I would recommend it but for sensitive skin people, it is essential to do a patch test first and see how you react.
Affordable Vitamin CGood product for those on a budget wanting to incorporate Vitamin C. I have repurchased this many times. It's not my favourite Vitamin C, but you can apply liberally without feeling guilty
Progress update after a monthI bought this product a month ago to combat the hyperpigmentation and redness I have from some old acne. I didn't see any huge difference in appearance the first week (though it had made it the smoothest it's ever been), now happy to report that my redness has very much diminished! Yes, it still stings a little - but worth the mild discomfort for smooth skin
Love it ❤️This vitamin C product is amazing! I haven’t found it to be grainy at all. The first night I buffered it with moisturiser as I was concerned about the tingling, the second night just by itself. On both nights I found you can definitely feel it! But it subsides within a minute or two. I’ve alreay had a complement on how fresh my skin looks after just one use! Excited to see long term brightening effects. Amazing for the price.
I have oily/dehydrated skin, 26 years old, concerned with brightening the skin and age management.
Great for dark spots and scaring. Bad for blackheadsFirst of all I love the Ordinary range and have been using it for a while now. I decided to try this because I felt it might help with scaring ect. I have oily sensitive skin and wasnt too bothered about the oily texture and the intense tingling feeling as I already use the Retinol 2% combined with the Glycolic Toner.
Pros : it got rid of some of my sun damage and has started to reduce my old acne scaring.
Cons: Blackheads galore and it started to irritate the skin around my nose.
Going forward i'm only using this as a spot treatment on scars and dark spots
High strength Vitamin CSo this cream BURNS but it works.
It has an almost gritty texture and will leave an oily film over your face so only use it at night. I mix it with a plain moisturiser because otherwise, it stings my face too much.
It is probably the only product I have used that has given me such dramatic results for my acne marks. If you have gotten a fresh scar/mark, just dab a little right on top of it and it helps with the discolouration a lot. You can also use to heal spots and minimise scarring.
I'd use it more often and on my entire face if it didn't irritate so much
Be warned!Oily faced, blackhead-prone people beware - I got this for Christmas and after the first few nights of using it absolutely loved how it made my skin look (even and glowy!). But a week on I realised my already ever present blackheads had multiplied. My skin feels dirty and clogged. Googled it and my worst fear was confirmed. If you have skin like mine (combo/oily, larger pores) this is not for you.
It's alright...It stays grainy even when mixing in with things unless you try and rub it in a LOT but I feel like the stinging and then rubbing it on the skin when you can feel the graininess is too irritating to my skin. It tends to pill under/with moisturiser too. All it's problems lie within the application though, if you can get it to work for you, I think the product itself is pretty great! Just depends if you're willing to experiment and work with it or not.
Follow up after a Month of useI have reviewed this earlier but wanted to build on my review after my experience with using this after dermarolling. I have some pigmentation from adult acne and was looking for a good treatment that specifically could reduce that - I was not disappointed with the initial results. Sure it stung like anything at first (not a problem anymore) but I have to add a big, separate disclaimer for using it after dermarolling. It irritatedy skin to the point where it is dry and irritated. So learn from me. Take caution with mixing this with dermarolling!!
Left my Skin GlowingTingles like a mother, but definitely worth it! My pores look smaller and dark spots on my face have definitely faded. My skin is so much brighter. Great value for the price
Perfect for pigmentation on face and shoulders!I’m using this to help fade freckles on my arms and face and so far my skin definitely seems brighter and more even- so I’m super impressed! It does tingle when applied on the face but it’s totally worth it.
Healthy Looking SkinFantastic product, it made my skin tingle for the 1st week but from then things just took off. I never experienced any purging from this moisturiser (normal skin type prone to hormonal acne). It leaves my skin feel hydrated and firm. I apply this in the PM and wake up with clear & glowing skin. It has also brightened up some sun damages. I think it's worth a try for every skin type. If you're on the more sensitive side you might wanna start off slowly rather than on a daily basis. It does take about 30 min to absorb into the skin which is why for me it's a PM rather than an AM product. The texture is a bit greasy but given the wonderful results I'm completely ok with this. Also, I find that the tube lasts for longer than initially expected. Hope TO never stops making this!
Great active ingredientsI love that it kind of tingles when you put it on. Makes me feel like it’s working! Definitely recommend
Was sceptical about its effectiveness but it is absolutely worth trying out!!I have some hyperpigmentation from old acne on my cheeks and have been looking for something to help combat the redness leading up to my wedding day. I had heard about vitamin C but was wary of adding even more steps in my already busy mornings for fear of eating more of my time but using this product was absolutely worth the additional effort. It tingles slightly after application so be prepared! I didn't see a change straight away but a week after trying it I can definitely say my skin is smoother and more even!! Definitely repurchasing this!
BEGONE DARK SPOTS!I applied the cream under my eyes where i have dark spots and on areas where there were pigmentation. Helped clear and remove the darkness, lightening the area. There may be sensitivity and tingling in areas where it is applied, but trust me, it's doing its m a g i c!
It's not pretty, but it works!The formula feels very siliconey when applied to the skin and isn't absorbed easily. The texture is also rather grainy and the product stings when put on the face. But if you can stand this and use it for long enough, you'll find it actually works! I have acne prone skin with a lot of blemish marks and this is a super affordable vitamin C product that works to brighten your complexion and even out skin tone. I didn't notice results immediately but over time I could see the improvement in my skin. Because of the texture, I definitely recommend using it at night and an SPF in the morning.
StrongI had to buy another one for a friend after telling her about the product she couldn't wait to try it. So we are both hopeful.
My first Vitamin C serumThis is my first experience using a Vitamin C serum and I took the plunge to try the highest potency of Vitamin C available. I have dry combination skin. I use this serum for my night routine where I alternate between my 2% retinoid and this. It does tingles A LOT the first time I applied the product. However, it only lasts for about 5 minutes or so. I got used to it starting from 2nd application onwards as I mix just a pea-sized of the product with my moisturiser and no tingling sensation detected. I noticed that my skin now has the healthy glow, even though it is not that obvious but I can see slight improvement. Will continue using and see how it goes.
Do yourself a favour!I was attracted to this product because of the price. I’d previously used expensive bottles of vitamin c which I paid a significant amount more for. I am definitely not writing this review for the $1 savings. I am writing this because this product is incredible. My skin has changed and is brighter and looks fresher. My acne has improved and my pigmentation also appears to have reduced. I will be buying this again without hesitation!
Repurchased numerous timesI think I have repurchased this 4 times. Its an affordable vit C option. I wear in the a.m. The texture takes a little while to get used to, however it can be worn under makeup. Will always have this handy