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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. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically.



The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% provides 23% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. The system is supported with addition of dehydrated spheres of Hyaluronic Acid to offer visible surface smoothing alongside the benefits of Vitamin C.

 

To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Oridinary.


The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is ideally applied at bedtime.

We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.

Age:

  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

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

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a water-free, silicone-free stable suspension. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically.



The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% provides 23% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. The system is supported with addition of dehydrated spheres of Hyaluronic Acid to offer visible surface smoothing alongside the benefits of Vitamin C.

 

To learn more about how to navigate this brand, click here to read our skincare guide on The Oridinary.


The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is ideally applied at bedtime.

We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.

Age:

  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

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

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, BHT.

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74% recommend this product

  1. 102

  2. 83

  3. 34

  4. 19

  5. 8

Most Helpful Positive

Fabulous results
I’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.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not sure
My 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.
  1. Good Value

    I 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.
  2. Happy but waiting for results

    I 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.
  3. Great product

    Such 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
  4. Careful how you combine

    I 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.
  5. No regrets

    On 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.
  6. Fabulous results

    I’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.
  7. Blocking pores? Doesn’t play well with other serums

    I 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.
  8. 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.
  9. very good for the price

    I 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.
  10. Amazing product for such a low price

    Was 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.
  11. Not the best

    I 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
  12. may be good but I didnt like the gritty feel on my skin

    Unfortunately 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
  13. Does the Job

    I 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.
  14. Great Vit C Product

    I 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.
  15. Did not help

    I used this for more than 4 months but did not notice any improvement in the texture or tone of my skin.
  16. Not sure

    My 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.
  17. Hydrates and boosts the skin

    This 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. Great product

    I use this product as a serum with excellent results. It feels somewhat greasy but really works to brighten and give skin a fresh appearance.
  21. Brighter more even skin

    Absolutely 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.
  22. Excellent Vitamin C Treatment

    I 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.
  23. Favourite Vitamin C treatment from The Ordinary

    I 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.
  24. Great

    I bought this product a couple of weeks ago to target my pigmentation on my face so far is has lightened my skin.
  25. Great

    I bought this product a couple of weeks ago to target my pigmentation on my face so far is has lightened my skin.
  26. Helps with even skin tone

    I 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.
  27. Basically Life-Changing

    I'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.
  28. It actually works

    I 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.
  29. 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!!
  30. Good for evening skin tone

    I 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!
  31. Brightens skin

    I 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
  32. So affordable and excellent

    So 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 ..
  33. 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.
  34. Sensitive skin beware

    I 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.
  35. Affordable Vitamin C

    Good 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
  36. Progress update after a month

    I 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
  37. 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.
  38. Great for dark spots and scaring. Bad for blackheads

    First 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
  39. High strength Vitamin C

    So 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Follow up after a Month of use

    I 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!!
  43. Left my Skin Glowing

    Tingles 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
  44. 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.
  45. Healthy Looking Skin

    Fantastic 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!
  46. Great active ingredients

    I love that it kind of tingles when you put it on. Makes me feel like it’s working! Definitely recommend
  47. 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!
  48. 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!
  49. 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.
  50. Strong

    I 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.
  51. My first Vitamin C serum

    This 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.
  52. 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!
  53. Repurchased numerous times

    I 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
  54. Uncomfortable!

    This product really heats up your skin & feels gritty and uncomfortable to wear. I felt itchy from it however it may just be my sensitive skin. I did however like the effects so I kept using it and regardless of the discomfort it did make my skin glow..
  55. Didn't do anything

    I have very oily skin with enlarged pores. I bought it to help with blemishes/discoloration from scarring. This didn't do anything for me. You do feel it sting when applied, but I'm not sure the stinging achieved anything. Also, if applied with your hand it makes your fingers and nails orange.
  56. Interesting product

    Using this product has allowed my skin to have a natural glow the next morning, but has a tingle when applied so may feel a little uncomfortable
  57. Game Changer!

    This product has changed my skin and how it looks! Totally in love with it and ordering it more from Adore beauty!
  58. So good!

    Honestly, for the price of this product I thought it works be crap. But I’ve been using for over a month now and can already see the difference in my skin! I have trouble sleeping so my skin is always exhausted and dry with dark circles, and after doing an exfoliation and putting this on before bed, I wake up with visibly brighter and plumper skin! The texture can feel a bit “gritty” or kind of silicone-y to begin with but once it’s all rubbed on you don’t even notice and it absorbed pretty quickly. All in all I will continue to be stocked in this product!!
  59. face food

    Having used another very very expensive brand of similar product, this is my new fave..it stings a little on some of my facial areas but its no biggy. Being a beautician, i know its doing me good.
  60. This stuff is strong

    This product has a very high concentration of L-ascorbic acid and this has caused some discomfort (stinging) when I apply it. I try to use it after using serum but it will cause pilling. Now, I am using it as a mask. I apply it right after I cleanse and then I wipe off most of it with a cloth after a few minutes. The suspension looks like a lotion but it has an oily feeling after applying. It will make your skin look shiny if you have a few layers of serum underneath as it is not absorbed away fast. It does cause some sensitization to me when I leave it on as a mask (directly to clean face without layers underneath) for too long (>1.5 hours). If you have sensitive skin (or even normal skin), you should be warned that this product is very strong and may sensitize your skin.
  61. Tingly

    I purchased this to help fade some red marks from old acne. I've been using it for about 2 months, and I think it's helping a little bit. I have fairly sensitive skin, so it does sting quite a lot when I apply it, which is super unpleasant. I find that it's not as bad if I just apply it to the areas I want to treat, and not my whole face.
  62. Uv protection and light moisturiser

    I love the ordinary! Their products have accessible prices but delivery on the results.
    I have combination (normal/oily) skin and am acne prone.
    I use this vitamin c cream every morning, it stings a little when going on if your skin is freshly exfoliated but goes away. I also use their B serum and retinol and my skin has never been better.
    If you want a light moisturiser this is great with added uv protection. It takes a while to absorb, but it doesn't interfere with my foundation and makes foundation go on smoothly.
  63. Great product!!

    I have a lot of darker tones over my face and bought this product hoping to even out my complexion and although only received Tuesday I’m already seeing a good difference. This is definitely the product for me.
  64. fan of this product

    i have never liked any vitamin C creams or serums but this one has suited my skin and i have actually seen results. this is going to be my forever vitamin C. it is lightweight and very effective. i have dry skin and sensitive too but this vitamin c has never irritated my skin and i love this :)
  65. A little thick, but usable

    I use this during the day, after putting on serums. I like the vitamin C aspect and I use it to help repair environmental pollution damage to my skin. I have combination skin, so I do find it a little thick on the oily parts, but it's still workable.
  66. Love the Smell!

    I purchased Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% with the hope it would give my dull skin a bit of a boost. I have fair combination complexion that is prone to hormonal acne. The Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a thick white product that smells like edible vitamin c tablets. When applying the product to your face it is quickly absorbed into a matte like finish. After application, it can tingle slightly. I would not advise applying it to any open blemishes as it could cause irritation. I apply once a week at night after a deep cleanse and find by morning my skin is brighter, clearer and free of irritation and redness. The one downfall I have found by using this product is that as it is so thick, it can block my pores. I compensate by cleansing well in the morning. I would recommend this very affordable product to anyone who is searching for a bit of a boost to their weekly routine.
  67. It's ok

    It's ok but it is very stong, I prefer the powder. My skin did sting a lot, I did get use to it. I would recommend only use a small amount.
  68. Stingy but good

    This did sting a little for the first few seconds and does have a fine "sand" texture to it, though I am freckly and have used on my hands. I have definitely noticed my hands looking better, especially my freckles fading. Leaves a smell though and can apparently stain nails, so I clean my palms and nails after use.
  69. Try it!

    After reading all of the reviews I was a bit skeptical about this product but my experience with it had been all good!
    The formula is grainy but not unpleasantly so and I find it absorbs really quickly. It might not be great in the day if worn under makeup but I just apply at night and it’s fine. I combine with Resveratrol and wake up the next morning with glowy, dewy looking skin.
    There is a tingling sensation after it’s applied but it’s not painful or uncomfortable. The results are definitely worth the feeling.
    Skin overall looks healthier and fresher! Really happy with this product and will buy again!
  70. THE ORDINARY VITAMIN C SUSPENSION 23% + HA SPHERES

    This product is wonderful, light and on greasy
  71. Affordable way to incorporate ingredients

    This is an affordable way to incorporate Vit C into your routine, however for me, I find the formula to be a bit too grainy for my liking, and my skin always tingles after use - which is normal but a bit discomforting!
  72. Works, but with some downsides

    I'll start with the bad stuff - it has an interesting and strong smell, not particularly unpleasant, but kind of grainy or powdery smell, like rice powder. It also leaves a very oily residue on the skin which doesn't absorb (this seems to be a common thing with several The Ordinary products). This is ok if you're using it at night, but I wouldn't recommend wearing it under makeup. Also, it stings and prickles for a long time, like half an hour.

    It does work though, and even after using it for one night I noticed my skin looking plumper and brighter. in the morning. I think it's worth enduring the prickling feeling for the good results.
  73. Stings at first but definitely see an improvement

    This really stung my skin the first few times I used it by I was prepared for that as I'd read other reviews. I wanted to use this to help with pigmentation - i have an obvious dark mark on my cheek and i've noticed very slight fading of it in the 4 weeks i've been using this almost every night. I mix it with my Vit. C serum (also from The Ordinary) and that minimised the stinging. I've also noticed my skin is a lot brighter and smoother looking. Great product and well priced.
  74. Tingles but does it work?

    This review covers the following The Ordinary products:

    Buffet
    Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
    The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
    The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
    The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 100ml
    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

    I was recommended The Ordinary products by a friend who also has dry, sensitive skin prone to redness. I'm male, 50.

    When trying new products I try to get all the recommended products within a brand's range to give it a solid go. The first thing about The Ordinary products is trying to workout exactly what was suitable for my skin. Adore Beauty has a guide on its site but I also did a lot of Googling and came up with the list above.

    Price is obviously an attraction to this product line. I've been using the products for about a month now & am really struggling to see any benefit particularly as I've experienced things like 'pilling' which I'd never heard of or experienced before using The Ordinary. It's really annoying & the only way around it is to use only one oil based product at a time.

    My morning routine is buffet, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid followed by the moisturise & eye gel. Most of these serums are gel based and while they soak in quite well between applications they leave my skin feeling tight so I have to put on my regular other brand moisturiser.

    In the evening I omit the niacinamide and put on either the Magnesium or the Vitamin C oil based creams. I then finish with another brand's moisturiser.

    Perhaps it's too soon to see any results but I definitely need more moisturising creams than these water based serums. I like The Ordinary moisturiser which absorbs well while still being lightweight. The serums leave my skin shiny which I don't like & they don't calm any razor burn even if applied over my post-shave balm.

    I'm still undecided as to whether I'll buy these products again. If I do it will be because of the price & I might regard them as 'fertiliser' nourishment for my skin rather than an everyday routine.
  75. Great value

    I have some intense pigmentation on my thigh and this has finally gotten rid of it! Very happy given price as I do need to use a bit more than I would if on my face.
  76. just looking to purchase for the first time.

    Don't have a review as I haven't tried these products yet.
  77. Wanted to love it.....

    This was one of the first Ordinary products I tried and I really didn't like it.
    As a lot of other reviewers have said, it's quite a gritty consistency and felt quite "oily" on my my skin. I ended up only applying this at night but still hated waking up with a "greasy" face. It felt quite rough on my skin too.

    Eventually I read that adding a bit of the Natural Factors moisturiser + HA to this made it less gritty (supposedly dissolving the roughness) but I didn't find much of a difference.

    For reference my skin is oily/combination and I sometimes get a few breakouts; my age is 29.

    It took me forever to get through this bottle as I wanted to use it less and less. I won't be repurchasing.
  78. Gritty

    This product feels quite gritty to rub in and tingles and feels quite warm when i initially work it into my skin. My skin is quite sensitive and i have pigmentation and textural issues. I feel like my skin has a bit more clarity since using. I would however source a different product once this is finished because the grit makes it feel too rough to use on my face
  79. No mircale, but I do like it

    I've been using this for about a week, mixing in with my moisturiser as it was stinging me quite a lot when I tried it on it's own. I'm going to keep increasing the amount until I can use it on its own.
    I wouldn't say I've noticed any kind of miraculous change in my skin but I think my complexion has improved and I feel more comfortable going no-makeup.
    I don't like the smell and it feels weird on your skin...kind of like a slippery powder. But I put it on before bed and by morning there is no residue on my skin.
    Overall I think it is good value for money and I'm happy with the results so far.
  80. Really works!

    This product is so worth it! The price is extremely affordable for everyone and really works to brighten my skin in the morning! It does sting a little and you may have to get used to putting it on however it really works. I put it on at night under moisturizer.
  81. Ease in

    I love this product, i would recommend easing in slowly to using this, a small amount at first, then leave it a day or two. It does sting, but eases after a min or two. If it continues to sting wash it off.
  82. Brightening

    Smooths and brightens skin. Better to use at night as it doesn’t work well under makeup.
  83. Good for the price

    I bought this to try instead of my usual vitamin C serum because of its great price ($100 cheaper than my usual one). The packaging is good. It has a slightly gritty feel in the skin but nothing unpleasant. I found that it stung quite a bit the first few times I applied and it would randomly start stinging again every now and then. My skin concern is pigmentation and it does seem to be helping with it already. I noticed my skin does look brighter after use too. I think It is a great option for the price.
  84. Left me with red patches on my face for two days

    Used as directed and it left me with stinging burning sensation for while. My face had red rash and spots after use especially over my cheeks. Added moisturiser as recommended, it only enhance the stinging again. Have not tried it again. So dissapointed , I bought this as I had high expectations of vit c for brightening. Got this as you dont have The Ordinary HA and arbutin for brightening and pigmentation on this website. (sad face) Now I can't even use this. I can't take the burning...
  85. easy to use

    Great product.I like that its easy to use more than the powder.good reults smooths and evens my fair skin and sun spots are fading..
  86. The Ordinary is anything but

    I can’t recommend The Ordinary enough. The price is phenomenally affordable. The products honestly do as they promise.
  87. Greasy texture

    I do not have sensetive skin. There was a tingly feeling within the first minute of applying the product which I can deal with.However, It feels like the product can never be aborbed completely by my skin. It wears terribly under other skin products...I tried 3 sunscreens on top of this product, they all balled up. Would not re-puchse.
  88. Takes some getting used to!

    I see great results from this product. My skin is a lot smoother and brighter and much more even toned. Having said that it does take a while to figure out how to best use this product because the slight gritty consistency can be really annoying. I found it sits awful under makeup because it peels and flakes off when trying to put on foundation or concealer.

    The best method that has worked so far for me is to apply a hydrating essence after I let the product sink in for about ten minutes. I find that it really smoothes out any of the grittiness and makes makeup application much more smoother. Or even mixing it in with your moisturiser and waiting about 5-10 mins for it to absorb.

    I will probably move onto other vitamin c products after using this up but for the price this is a great introductory product If you are just starting to get into vitamin c products.
  89. New favourite step in my routine

    When I first tried the product I was using it at night after my salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid, it was super stingy and uncomfortable and made me want to itch at my face all the time. There was a week where I was about to give up on the product. I then switched up my routine to use it in the morning after hyaluronic acid (some say don't use in the morning because the texture is grainy, but it works for me) and it's been amazing! If it started stinging I put my primer+foundation on earlier which settles my skin. I've been using the vit C for around a month now, and I don't feel it anymore! The site and descriptions say 1-2 weeks, but for me it took around 4 so it does go eventually. Overall, loveeeee it (my skin is also super clear now ty)
  90. So glad i bought this

    I've been using this for almost a year, and can definitely say that it's helped me with hyperpigmentation, and achieving glowing and natural "glass skin". While the product stings upon application, this can be combated by combining it with your daily moisturizer. The stinging stops quickly and does not leave my face irritated or red. I honestly don't know what I'd do without this in my morning routine!
  91. Liquid Gold!

    I absolutely love this product and have recommended it (and The Ordinary) to a dozen friends who have also adored it. It goes on with a slight sting (which I use Alpha-H Moisture Boosting Facial Mist to soothe). If my face is particularly neglected or dirty I will immediately feel clumps form and rub off my skin. While it does sting, my skin is not at all irritated after and feels incredibly smooth, clean and soft.
    I would recommend using before you go to bed as it looks quite greasy (though doesn't feel greasy). 10/10, my skin has improved ten fold over the last year + of use along with The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane. Acne gone, skin smooth and glowy!
  92. Next day results!

    I absolutely adore this product, i have moderately sensitive skin and there is a slight tingle i have bee using it now for a few weeks and i did experience slight tingling sensation at first but it went away quickly particularly after using NMF i would highly recommend this! i see visible results of firm glowing skin every day after i use it i love it! addicted and excited to see such incredible and noticeable results so soon after use! yey, another ordinary win!
  93. Great for clearing up problem skin

    Excellent product and great for those with acne troubles. I've just been using this product for about a week now and have noticed a difference with less breakouts and fading of post acne dark spots. The first time I used it the texture put me off but I have gotten used to it. I found the texture to be quite liquidy with a slight roughness when applied to the skin. I don't really notice too much of a scent, niether good or bad.
  94. Gritty feeling but amazing result

    I use this in the PM after TO Hyaluronic Serum (but more recently after the Estee Lauder Recovery serum which I had a sample of). It goes on gritty and feels like it's never going to absorb in, but I wake up the next morning and my skin feels softer and brighter. The negatives are a small price to pay for that feeling the next morning! I wouldn't use in the AM. It took me forever waiting for it to sink in so I put apply moisturiser! Definitely recommend people try this product!
  95. Reduces fine lines

    This product isn't for the faint hearted. The first few applications left my skin stinging and gritty but I soon learned how to apply it so neither would happen.

    I found if I do a quick sweep of my face, it wouldn't sting. I would also avoid rubbing it in as I found rubbing it caused the grittiness. As for the results, I do see that my forehead wrinkles aren't as visible. They are still there but it's not as deep.
  96. Clear improvement in skin texture and complexion

    I have acne prone skin with inflammation. This product stings quite a lot when it goes on but only lasts about 10 seconds, it has a strange, grainy texture. I really like this product and feel like my skin has improved in over all texture and hydration since I began using it. Fantastic product for the price.
  97. Stinks

    I love most Ordinary products and use many religiously for the past 2 years. But this one is a fail - it’s completely siliconey, pills easily no matter how much it is babied, and stinks. That fermented smell.

    Also it turned my fair NC15 skin orange on my face and hands when I was particularly dry. It oxidises very fast.

  98. Sleep while the magic happens..

    Love it! My skin feels brighter and clearer. Using in conjunction with three other ordinary products. Slightly grainy and I would recommend as a night routine addition. I know Some people would dislike the grain but I love it. Just love waking up this week to get that freshly washed feeling each morning knowing I had all that goodness doing it’s magic while I slept. Heading over to do a second order, then doing a total bathroom cleanout.
  99. Not Sure

    First Vit C I've used and I'm a little ambivalent to this one. I really don't like the grainy texture and the oiliness that remains. I've noticed my skin brightening up in the morning but I'm keen to use it all up soon so I can explore other Vit C products by the ordinary.
  100. Tingly and so brightening!

    This is an excellent product at an excellent price, and I tell so many people about it. If you can bare the tingly, almost stinging sensation, you will reap the rewards. I have sensitive skin and it isnt too much for me to handle, but you do need to make sure you stay out of the sun or apply a good sunscreen afterwards as it does increase photosensitivity. I love the Ordinary, and this product is excellent - highly recommended!
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