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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a water-free, silicone-free stable suspension.
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  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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4.2 of 380 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Took me a while to figure out how to use it but it's AMAZING

Hannah

When I first started using this I was really displeased with the texture and the 'clumping' effect it had on my skin. It also felt very oily and uncomfortable.
After switching to a deep pore cleanser and using it immediately before my night skincare routine as well as changing around the order in which I used products, I found this worked way better.
No clumping and no discomfort. I think you need a lot less than you assume you need, as well.
I always apply it before any other creams.

It makes my skin feel amazing, look super plump and my skin tone is so even. One of my absolute favourite products after adjusting my routine.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not the best vitamin c

Laura

I wanted to love this product, but I just didn't. The texture is unpleasant - it's a little bit grainy and doesn't fully sink into my skin. I wouldn't buy again as I think there are lots of other much nicer vitamin c products out there (albeit which cost a bit more).
  1. Took me a while to figure out how to use it but it's AMAZING

    Hannah

    When I first started using this I was really displeased with the texture and the 'clumping' effect it had on my skin. It also felt very oily and uncomfortable.
    After switching to a deep pore cleanser and using it immediately before my night skincare routine as well as changing around the order in which I used products, I found this worked way better.
    No clumping and no discomfort. I think you need a lot less than you assume you need, as well.
    I always apply it before any other creams.

    It makes my skin feel amazing, look super plump and my skin tone is so even. One of my absolute favourite products after adjusting my routine.
  2. Not the best vitamin c

    Laura

    I wanted to love this product, but I just didn't. The texture is unpleasant - it's a little bit grainy and doesn't fully sink into my skin. I wouldn't buy again as I think there are lots of other much nicer vitamin c products out there (albeit which cost a bit more).
  3. Not the best with my super oily skin

    Dora

    After hearing about the wonders of Vitamin C, this is the first product I've tried and I think it might be good for drier skin than mine. In my case, the cream was very oily to put on, and was very greasy. It also had a slightly rough texture, which was a bit off given the oil factor. I will probably limit use of this product to about once a week and give it a few more goes.

    I should add the morning after, my skin seemed to soak up the goodness and wasn't worse for it. Didn't cause breakouts or irritation, but I just didn't like the experience of putting it on!
  4. Great

    Alice

    This has helped my pigmentation, texture and made my skin glowly and plump. I just don't like the smell
  5. Bright and glowy

    Belinda

    Love! I use it every morning after Hyaluronic acid and it has improved my skin tone/brightness insanely so. I have quick pink, flushed skin and this product brightens and evens my tone so well, I finally feel confident to not have to wear make up to hide my pinkness. Will repurchase forever.
  6. Good alternative to pricier products

    Madelaine

    My skin is on the drier side and gets irritated quite quickly, I also have some pigmentation on the side of my face. The consistency is a very runny lotion with some gritty bits in it. I have found it best to mix it with a tiny amount of serum, that dissolves the gritty bits and it goes on perfectly. It does sting slightly, but has not irritated my sensitive skin at all. It does a little bit oily after application, but just give it a few minutes and most of it should sink in. I can definitely seen improvement in my pigmentation and my skin looks bright and even toned. This might be my favorite vitamin c product!
  7. Very strong... but works

    Rachael

    This product is super duper strong. I was reading one of these blog post on adore that tells you which The Ordinary product to use.
    It recommend this one if you’ve used Vit C before which I had. Didn’t really warn against how strong it was though. So if you have quite sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend

    Note that it has a bit of a grainy feel and lots of skin peeling when using. And that’s normal.

    I only use at night an I use 2-3 times a week (and a weaker Vit C daily)
    I use this mainly as a “deep exfoliator” now I guess and with the peeling it really does a great job of cleaning the skin up, I rub the product in (a little goes far) then apply a HA serum and a really good face moisturiser before bed

    It works and I dont mind it. But not sure if I would get again
  8. Not for sensitive skin

    Gemma

    I brought this in the hopes of glowy skin and have heard great things about vitamin C, I have dry and slightly sensitive skin and found this to be quite rough and grainy and stung, it was very unpleasant to have on so I didn't use it very often.
  9. Caused my skin to break out

    Michelle

    I am mid 50s with slightly dry skin. My main issue is pigmentation post menopause. I started using this a couple of weeks ago. Slight tingling but not uncomfortable. Then I noticed that I was getting pimples. I haven’t had pimples for about 40 years. This was the only change I made to my skin care routine. I have stopped using it so hopefully they will go away.
  10. My favourite the ordinary product!

    Tamara

    I love this product. Leaves my skin glowing and also helps keeping small breakouts away. I am using it daily and couldn’t be without it.
  11. Enjoyed this muchly.

    Neysa

    This had a really tingly effect on my skin, not painful but definitely a new sensation.
    Did pill up a bit but nothing major
  12. Collagen booster!

    Tamara

    The Ordinary Vitamin C has really helped improve my skin, by boosting the collagen production to make my skin appear smoother and fresh. It is actually an incredible product to use before bedtime. I don't put anything over it and let it tingle until I fall asleep. Great product!!!
  13. Silky smooth skin

    Eden

    Every time I use this product my skin feels so much smoother!
  14. glowing!

    Benji

    When ever i use this product for just a couple of days people always comment on my skin! Just makes it glow!! There is a slight tingle but I enjoy the feeling to be honest! My skin looks amazing!
  15. reduces redness

    PJ

    Warning!! Upon first using this product I found it burned something crazy. However I soon quickly built up a tolerance and can even use it now immediately following my daily AHA/BHA cleanser too.
    I use this product in the mornings (and retinol at night) as I found it really helps to take the redness out of my skin. I use it on clean skin before any other products - even before hyaluronic acid - as I found it will go grainy and start to pill if you use it afterwards. Great product that I feel is actually working to increase my skin health.
  16. It's Okay

    Samantha

    I started using this in my routine, i usually have oily skin and it doesn't help with this, altho it adds great moisture without making me oilier and even tho it has a slightly grainy texture, it applies nicely and you only need a small amount, the price is very worth it
  17. Cheapest price ever

    Hai

    Haven't seen any brand this cheap. It works on my skin, keep buying later
  18. Best Buy!

    Esther

    The Ordinary is my favorite skincare product. Having an acne-prone skin type, i'm quite sensitive and always having that fear that skincare products won't work for me. But with this, it's absolutely amazing! VitC Suspension helped my skin glow and at the same time slowly removed my blemishes and made my skin tone back to normal.
  19. The most affordable and effective Vitamin C out there

    Katherine

    I love this product - I am quite acne prone (and prone to poking them!) so I often have scars I'm looking to fade as quickly as possible.

    This product helps my skin get there much sooner. I like to rub it in after using a hydrating serum so the two can work together to penetrate into my skin. Follow up with a thicker moisturizer and definitely wear sunblock!

    Tip - if you find the concentration too strong, mix it into your moisturizer rather than applying it as it's own layer to your face and slowly work your way up to it!
  20. Love it!

    Jackie

    I love the Ordinary brand. I've only used this product a few times and am noticing brighter smoother skin.
  21. Rapid Results

    Ruth

    I've got sensitive skin so I was a bit dubious when buying this product but given the price point it was worth a shot.

    Yes, it makes my skin tingle however I ensue I use one of my serums first before applying. It has a slightly grainy texture but it's not unpleasant. There's some slight redness when first applied at night but, come morning my skin looks noticeably brighter and fuller after a week of use every other day.

    I'm very surprised that a product with such a low price point can be so effective!
  22. Very powerful serum

    Jo

    I have combination skin (oily forehead) but my cheeks tend to be quite dry. I started using this product once a week after cleansing and toning but found this product very harsh - strong tingling sensation that lingered for longer than expected (5 minutes). I had to layer on a thick moisturiser to help "calm" down the sensation. The texture of the product is quite gritty so best used at night. This is my first time trying Vitamin C so probably should have picked a gentler solution. I did notice the next day my skin is brighter but not sure if I can continue at the expense of my comfort. I have taken a break from this while I use other products overnight (AHA/BHA and Retinol). For the price, I would say this product would be worth it for people who are used to strong serums.
  23. Good product

    Bonnie

    Late 30’s and freaking out about looking ‘aged’.
    I have been using this topical vitamin c solution for approximately 6 months, along with 4 other Deciem (the ordinary) anti aging products and my skin has improved significantly.
    I only use this one every second day because it does tend to increase my skins sensitivity when used daily. I would recommend this product.
  24. Excellent

    Hannah

    Don't use this product on it's own for the first time. Mix with a gentle moisturiser or something that isn't targeted at other skin concerns.

    It will tingle a bit, but that is intended. Only cause for concern if it remains for more than say one minute.

    Less is more. Do not use a lot of this product and expect it to speed up the process. It would definitely upset your skin, cause serious burning sensations and make your skin break out.

    I mix it with either The Ordinary's moisturiser or a lancome gel mousturiser (in the pink jar) at night after cleansing. Then I use a face mist and head off to bed
  25. VItamin C Suspension

    Pamela

    This cream does tingle your skin, especially when using it with serums..1st time I tried it I thought I’d have to go wash it off..however i put up with it, and I must say it does not tingle as much now...it’s a lovely thick cream that goes on beautifully...you can almost feeling it sinking into the skin...
  26. Not for me

    Michelle

    This congests my skin giving me blemishes. Really wanted to like it as it is such a good price for vitamin c but not for me. I have combination skin and it make my skin congested and dry
  27. Takes a bit to get used to, but then AMAZING

    Elle

    This product feels a bit gross on the skin, it smells weird and is very gritty.
    The first couple of applications will bring a bit of stinging to your face which shouldn't be too bad.
    HOWEVER, the results speak for themselves after a week of using it at night. I'm glowing and look super radiant, and my skin is really soft!!
    The positives really outweigh the negatives on this one.
  28. Makes skin clear and bright

    Liz

    Despite the grainy texture of this product which a lot of users dislike, I think its;s great to mix with your daily moisturiser. My skin has become brighter and clearer as a result. It's excellent value for 23% vitamin C in a tube for around $10. Highly recommend.
  29. Great product repeat order

    Samantha

    Awesome moisturiser skins amazing now
  30. Great product repeat order

    Samantha

    Super moisturiser will order again
  31. Helps!

    Tara

    This has helped smooth out my face and fade my pigmentation
  32. Doubles as an amazing one-minute mask!

    Nora

    I actually use this product once or twice a week as a one-minute mask. Apply on dry skin, wait 60 seconds and wash off. Skin is left glowing and plump.
  33. Amazing for pigmentation

    Sam

    I started using this product on my highly pigmentented skin! After combining this with the TO retinol 1%, I found my pigmentations has drastically improved within a month.
    It is a great product to start the process of using Vit C in your routine.
  34. Amazing

    Alice

    This is so moisturising and makes my skin glow. It has also lightened my hyperpigmentation and I alternate it on nights when I do not use retinol. Great product
  35. Refreshed feeling, but gritty texture

    Laura

    I tend to use this product in my Ordinary routine every second night, to add some anti-aging oomph to my skin routine. It makes my skin feel fresh and wakes up looking more rejuvenated. However, this product has an unusually gritty texture, which feels like it is exfoliating your skin. I find I have to wait until the product has absorbed a bit, normally at least 30min before putting on any oils or creams afterwards. I do not feel much of a tingling sensation like others. Overall I like the product, but would be open to trying a different Vitamin C formula that is less gritty
  36. Very nice product

    Ebony

    I’ve only been using this product for about 5 days now but have seen a massive improvement in my skin already. Yes it is tingly/sings and yes it’s a bit rough when applied but I use it at night and wake up with the softest skin in the morning. It’s helped with my makeup application as my skin is so smooth after having it on.
  37. Very drying

    Erin

    Didn't suit my sensitive skin, it was too rough and drying. Smells nice though.
  38. May just all be pseudoscience!

    Kerrie

    I find this hasn't had that much of an effect on my skin and I'm also not a fan of the texture! I much prefer the powdered l-ascorbic acid. I have also read that vitamin C in tubes/bottles like these aren't actually proven or backed by science to be effective. But if it works for you then this definitely is a great affordable vitamin C!
  39. Vit C with a slight exfoliate

    LN

    I bought this as one of my regime for pigmentation. At first it was a warm tingle and quite a bit. But second day was a little tingle which the product said was normal. However i love that when i apply it and massage it on my face, it slightly exfoliates my face and you can see small bits of dead skin come off. Its great!!. Would not recommend for sensitive skin.
  40. Burns and broke me out, but that's me

    Courtney

    I have dry, sometimes sensitive skin that's prone to acne, so this was always gunna be a risky purchase. I didn't really use it long enough to see if it helped with pigmentation because it broke me out. It also was VERY tingly (borderline burning) which was tolerable but unpleasant. I didn't like the consistency much either, I found it was hard to avoid making this pill on top of my other products, even after waiting 30mins plus.
  41. not sure

    gayathri

    I bought this product after being told to use vitamin C on my skin. Decided on this brand because of its affordability. Im not sure if its because i wasn't using it properly. Used it as a base and then put moisturiser on top or mixed it with my moisturiser but found my skin started flaking and for some reason felt drier than before. It also stung a bit when it was spread on the skin for a few seconds.
  42. Brightening and great mild exfoliator

    Jenna

    I have started doing the 1 minute treatment in the mornings twice a week (leave it on for one minute than wash it off). I find it is great to do after cleansing as it refreshes my skin and brightens it for the day. So important to put SPF on after it though.
  43. Lovely product

    Ryna

    I really like this product. It tingles which is really normal but I apply it at night and wake up with a beautiful looking skin. I recommend this product.
  44. Really great

    Lachlan

    Really great vitamin c serum, especially for the price! Fantastic brand and great for everyday use. I use my sunscreen after!!
  45. Great for the price

    Amelia

    I suffer nodular acne around my jawline and neck, which has left some scars. Im in my late 30s and I use this product on my scarring and to brighten up areas that have been congested. I use it with retinol and my scarring is definitely improving. Yes, it stings and it is scratchy, so I don’t use it on other parts of my face. When I’ve used it elsewhere on my face it has resulted in a lot of pilling. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with sensitive skin.
  46. I think this has made a real difference for me

    Katie

    I am new to this face product game and started using The Ordinary range recently. I found this product quite tingly - but not painful. You only need a tiny bit for each application. I really like it.
  47. Aggressive skincare.

    Hiro

    My skin type is dry, my concern is hyper pigmentation. This product gave me sting sensation on my skin, as a lot of other reviewers mentioned. I use only on my pigmentation spots and I tired to use this with some moisturising cream. Still it gives me stings but I will continue to use it to see how things change. No pain, no gain. If you like aggressive type of skincare treatment, I would recommend this to you. For me, I can manage the pain to get the glowing skin. ;)
  48. Fantastic product

    Lizzy

    I really like this product. It is fairly strong though so I highly reccomend combining it with another serum that goes with it so it doesn't "tingle" your face too much. I usually use it at night and I wake up with a bright complexion the next morning.
  49. Use it sparingly

    Theresa

    Purchased this product after hearing some great reviews. Some stinging occurred when I used it for the first time, so I have been diluting it with my moisturiser. Some brightening effect
  50. Disappointing

    Selina

    I reaaaally wanted to love this product considering the rave reviews I’ve heard, as well as the amazing price point. However, it stung my skin pretty badly and I didn’t see any difference to my skin after 6 months of use. I’ll be sticking with my Skinceuticals C E Ferulic even though it breaks the bank a lot more!
  51. Strong

    Sha

    Strong vitamin C formula. The product seems a little grainy on first application, but overtime does help dark spots fade
  52. Is it worth the sting?

    Paris

    I have been using this for 3 weeks and it still burns pretty badly for about 5 minutes after application but it has brightened my complexion as this is the only new product I've introduced. Its quite oily and grainy and takes a while to sink in. FYI: I don't have sensitive skin and this burns like hell when you first start using it but beauty is pain :) I will continue to use this regardless of the cons because it is working for my skin.
  53. Give it a go

    jay23

    If youre new with vitamin c products, this product is a good one to start with. But i honestly found kiehls dark spot corrector a better (but much more expensive) alternative as i found that the salicylic acid first exfoliates the area to allow the vitamin c to penetrate better. This product is nevertheless excellent for what its worth!
  54. Dewy effect

    Lucy

    Applies to the skin beautifully. No need to use a lot, it’s dense but spreads well. Skin is looking dewy after usage, and this product isn’t pilling make-up like other moisturisers can do (while using a primer).
  55. Great Product

    Isa

    I've only been using this for around 2 weeks now, I purchased multiple products to use together and so far so good. I am really loving how hydrated my skin feels.
    I have oily / dry skin, I've noticed that my skin isn't quite as oily and it's more hydrated. I also have fairly sensitive skin, there were a lot of reviews mentioning stinging etc but I haven't had very much stinging at all. It goes on well, the other reviews mentioned it has a grainy texture, which it does, but only very slightly, it goes on nicely, absorbs into skin, now I'm just waiting to see the results!
  56. brighter skin, oily and grainy

    Mia

    Skin type: combination
    Concerns: bumps, dullness, uneven skin tone
    Product review: I use this product after the retinoid step at night. I find that if I haven't used it in a while or I've recently exfoliated, it will sting a little more than usual. After 4 months of use every other day, I think my skin is a little clearer and tone is more even. It does feel quite oily and initially grainy, but the grainy feel goes away after 30 mins or so. For such a high concentration of Vit C this product is worth and I would likely buy it again and recommend it to others.
  57. Not a fan

    Justine

    After trying a few products from The Ordinary I’ve decided the range isn’t for me. I found this to sting and was particularly grainy so it felt like it sat on top of my skin for ages before absorbing. The only positive is the price point - which is awesome.
  58. It works for me but probably not for everyone.

    Helena

    I re-purchased this for my pigmentation removal regime. It does give you some sting sensation if your skin is sensitive. (probably not good to be used in AM.) My skin is very strong so I am ok with this. I mix with the Ordinary moisturizer to apply after The ordinary retional. I probably keep to repeat this while the pigmentation regime continue. Happy to see how my skin will go/improve.
  59. Love it

    D

    This is a great vitamin c cream. A little goes a long way and it’s so cheap. The packaging in my opinion is quite sleek. The formula is a bit scratchy which is really the only thing I don’t like. My skin otherwise loves it.
  60. Brightened my skin!

    LJ

    I noticed my skin seemed brighter and fresher after using this for just a short period of time. It also seemed like my red spots were less visible after a few days of using this. Have already repurchased! Amazing value for the price
  61. bit of a sting!

    Britt

    first time using a vitamin c product so maybe I was unprepared for the sting
    however found that it really stung and made my face feel very tight and red
    started mixing small amount with moisturizer but had same effect
    didn't work for me
    normally love the ordinary products however
    so for such a small price it might be worth a try
  62. Greasy looks

    SassC

    This was my first Vitamin C product and wasn’t sure what to expect. It was quite thick and left my skin looking and feeling greasy which I didn’t like. I had no irritation from it but I also didn’t really notice much difference in my skin’s appearance. I will be looking for a product without the silicone.
  63. Wouldn’t use any other vitamin c than this

    Marcella

    I’ve used high end and middle of the road brand vitamin C formulations but this one works by far the best. I’ve been using this for about 18 months in the morning, mixing with other TO serums and it’s never let me down. Yes it’s initially a bit gritty but it absorbs quickly and the grit disappears. No tingling since I’ve been using it so long and I use prescription strength vitamin A cream at night and they very much compliment each other, just remember to use sunscreen because all your beauty regime is useless if you don’t prevent sun damage.
  64. Brighter face

    Natt

    I have been using this product for a month now. I found it helps make my face brighter and clearer if you know what I mean. You only need to use 1-2 small drops on your face. Its warm sensation when apply on face. So I have been mixing with other skincare.
  65. Pretty good!

    Jemma

    So, I started a new job a while ago where I no longer wore makeup every day and worked in a pretty dusty, gross environment. I was expecting some pretty horrible drastic changes for my skin, but I reckon it was this product that saved me. I still had some pretty bad breakouts (chemicals and paint dust are pretty hard to combat) but I was definitely expecting far worse. I didn't use it every day as I felt that if it stings a bit, probably not the best idea to stick with it. I've gone back to a different job where I wear makeup again, so I've gone from using this a few times a week to maybe once a week now, and my skin still loves it.

    *I have noticed that this doesn't play well with most other products, particularly those with a gel consistency and/or those for fighting acne. Might be a specific ingredient?
  66. Strong stuff!

    Kylie

    This is my first vitamin C product & was a little unprepared for how strong it is so I recommend using a tiny dab. Yes, it stung the first time but subsequent uses haven’t had the same reaction. Have definitely seen an improvement in my skin tone & the surface of my skin is lovely..
  67. Not good for sensitive skin

    Steph

    I couldn’t use it for longer than a week without my face feeling like it was on fire. Caused a lot of dehydration and irritation
  68. Best Used with a Moisturiser

    Parnika

    I love this vitamin c product. I use it every other night and it is best mixed in with a moisturiser otherwise it can be a bit harsh and gritty on the skin
  69. Wouldn't recommend this one

    Catherine

    Unfortunately I couldn't get over the gritty formulation or the metallic smell. i wouldn't buy this one again but worth the try being so cheap. It ended up in my bin.
  70. Can’t get past the stinging

    Nicole

    Tried it for a few weeks but don’t love the stinging sensation. Didn’t see any results in terms of brightening so wasn’t keen to continue. Worth a try for the price though!
  71. LvLove e it!

    Sarah

    I have been using the vitamin c for 2 weeks now and have a noticeable improvement to my freckles and sun spots.
    Yes it does tingle sometimes verging on stinging the skin and it does have a slightly gritty texture, but you put it on at night, not before you put on makeup so I dont really see that as a downside like other reviewers.
    For the price and results i will definatley be buying again
  72. Brightens my complexion, but has a strange odour and leaves yellow stain on my pillow case and fingernails

    Audrey

    I am in my 30s with combination skin. I adore what this product does to my skin, as it definitely brightens my complexion. However it stings slightly, is a rough texture and has a strange odour which I find unpleasant. It also leaves a yellow stain to my fingernails and pillow case if I apply just before bed. I now thoroughly wash my fingernails after application and apply an hour or so before bed. I have recently purchased a different vitamin C formulation from the Ordinary and am looking forward to comparing the two.
  73. Love

    Isobel

    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle! Amazing cleanser
  74. Vit c product comparison

    Leisa

    I find this product too irritating to put on just before I sleep. I love that it’s available at such a reasonable price and it’s a great size to travel with. It pills quite easily if you’ve layered too many products.
    Overall I think it’s a good product but I’ve used other vit c product which I would prefer, but not at such a great price point.
  75. Fantastic for the price

    sally

    I've read a lot of reviews about this product saying that it really irritates a lot of people's skin, however I found the tingling barely noticeable at all and have dry, relatively sensitive skin. I love this product for helping fine-tune my complexion - it brightens and smooths.
  76. Great product for the price

    Karley

    I tried this after using ASAPs Vitamin C serum. Whilst i prefer the ASAP one this one is great too and a great buy based on the price.
    Tingles a bit on application but i love that feeling, feels like its working. Love mixing this with The Ordinarys Hyaluronic Acid and applying at night with a great night cream on top.
  77. Great

    Y

    I only use this mixed in with a mild moisturiser in the PM because it is very potent and strong and used alone can irritate my skin, BUT i definetly see results after a few days, my skin is a lot brighter and my tan (sun damage) is gone, I also notice my skin isn't as dry. Also its very greasy and takes hours for the skin to break down. But worth buying!
  78. Effective - but hard to use with other products

    Mary

    I much prefer this product over The Ordinary's Vitamin C 30% in Silicone because I found this product to be more effective and brightening.

    Of all the Vitamin Cs I have tried, this one probably had the strongest stinging sensation and sometimes made my skin a little red. I didn't mind that feeling because it makes me feel like the product is working but if you have sensitive skin I would probably avoid this one.

    The only thing I am undecided about is the texture - as many people have mentioned it is GRAINY. Feels kind of like fine table salt that has been mixed in with a thin serum. On one hand, I liked that because when applying it, the sensation feels similar to exfoliating so you feel like the product is really getting into the skin. However, I ended up not using the product as regularly as my other serums because the grainess sticks around - making it really difficult to layer other products on top. There was definitely no way I could use this in the morning if I was wanting to put make-up on soon after!
  79. Great Results at a minimal cost!

    Enggirl

    The first time you use this product it will sting! Another thing I found was unless you put it straight after you washed and dried your face, the product will "peel". Other than trying to get around those two issues, this product gives the skin a glowing result!
  80. Threw it out

    Liliana

    It does deliver results (clear complexion) but for me at too high a price - smells, stings, leaves a film on the skin,the feel of which I absolutely hate. So much so that I threw it out.
  81. Not great

    Danielle

    My skin is dry on cheeks and forehead, oily nose and blackheads on my chin and jawline. I admit in advance I'm a bit inconsistent with my skin care due to travel.
    I decided to try a vitamin C product as I'd heard they do good things.
    I used this product for about a week and didn't have much result. I found the grainy texture rubs off rather than absorbing and i can't put a moisturiser on over it, for night use I wake up and its greasy and i think started to cause a breakout.
    So I'd been using it for a week in the morning when i get up, then wiping it off with a damp papertowel at work a few hours later to put on my moisturiser & sunscreen because it just comes off.
    I might give it a second try since its already in the cupboard but for me, wouldn't recomend.
  82. Good Introduction to Vitamin C

    Sarah

    This is my first vitamin C- I find it non- irritating, and I'm happy to have tried it. It does peel off a little, and I will probably try something different next time.
  83. Good Vitamin C Cream

    sophie

    I have been using this product for a month and definitely notice that my skin is brighter the next morning after using it. However, it does sting and feels a bit gritty when you apply it. I mix mine with some moisturiser and have found it feels nicer on my skin.
  84. Pretty damn please with this!

    Anastasiya

    Honestly - I was pretty skeptical about this brand - I felt like it was too cheap to deliver good results...but I was very pleasantly surprised! It was smooth, silky and worked wonders on my skin. Although, given that I do have really sensitive skin I only use a tiny amount and every second or third day to avoid irritation - overall really pleased!
  85. Brighter skin but too runny.

    Zoe

    This product is definitely one I would recommend as part of an evening skin care routine. I have combination skin and very rarely wear make up and after applying this product my skin is a lot brighter and dewy in the mornings. I use it with The Ordinary moisturiser + HA and actually like the slightly grainy texture as it has a slightly exfoliating effect. In saying that, the product is extremely runny and basically comes out as soon as you uncap it which is not ideal. Great product, but the consistency makes it difficult to get the right amount.
  86. Leaves skin glowing - but it stings

    Emily

    This product is great for adding vibrancy to my skin, but it is a little harsh on the skin - I haven't had any rashy reactions, but it does sting my skin quite a bit when I use it.
  87. Not sure

    Aleisha

    I didn’t really notice much of a difference in my skin after using this product not sure if I’d recommended
  88. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

    Rachel

    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.
  89. Not for me

    Phoebe

    I 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.
  90. Effective, But Not Pleasant To Use.

    Michelle

    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.
  91. Brighter skin but is oddly grainy

    Rachel

    I 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.
  92. Taking a bit to get used to but powering through

    Katie

    The 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!
  93. Would definitely use again

    Ash

    I 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.
  94. brightens skin

    Melanie

    I 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.
  95. Felt like a thousand pins penetrating my skin

    Tary

    I 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
  96. Family affair...

    Merrilyn

    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.
  97. Don’t like the grainy texture

    Michelle

    Although 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.
  98. Gritty consistency

    Brooke

    The 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.
  99. Way Too Strong For My Skin

    Caitlin

    This 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.
  100. Quicker results

    B

    I 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.
  101. Review & Earn

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