The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml
4 of 332 reviews
4 instalments of $2.46
4 instalments of $2.46
- 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 332 reviews
74% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
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.
Most Helpful Criticism
Use it sparingly
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
Use it sparinglyPurchased 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
DisappointingI 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!
StrongStrong vitamin C formula. The product seems a little grainy on first application, but overtime does help dark spots fade
Is it worth the sting?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.
Give it a goIf 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!
Dewy effectApplies 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).
Great ProductI'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!
brighter skin, oily and grainySkin 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.
Not a fanAfter 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.
It works for me but probably not for everyone.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.
Love itThis 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.
Brightened my skin!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
bit of a sting!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
Greasy looksThis 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.
Wouldn’t use any other vitamin c than thisI’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.
Brighter faceI 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.
Pretty good!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?
Strong stuff!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..
Not good for sensitive skinI 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
Best Used with a MoisturiserI 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
Wouldn't recommend this oneUnfortunately 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.
Can’t get past the stingingTried 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!
LvLove e it!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
Brightens my complexion, but has a strange odour and leaves yellow stain on my pillow case and fingernailsI 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.
LoveI 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
Vit c product comparisonI 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.
Fantastic for the priceI'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.
Great product for the priceI 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.
GreatI 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!
Effective - but hard to use with other productsI 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!
Great Results at a minimal cost!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!
Threw it outIt 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.
Not greatMy 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.
Good Introduction to Vitamin CThis 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.
Good Vitamin C CreamI 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.
Pretty damn please with this!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!
Brighter skin but too runny.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.
Leaves skin glowing - but it stingsThis 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.
Not sureI didn’t really notice much of a difference in my skin after using this product not sure if I’d recommended
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.