The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone 30ml
4.2 of 202 reviews
4 instalments of $3.20
4 instalments of $3.20
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A Water-Free, Stable Suspension of 30% Pure L-Ascorbic Acid in Light Silicones to help reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin.
- Cruelty Free
- Artificial Fragrance Free
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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
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4.2 of 202 reviews
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Excellentverified purchaserI love this makes my skin glow it's great value better than many others I've tried
Thick textureIt’s a strange texture, thick, a bit greasy, definitely tingly, and exfoliates with some little pieces that brings in it.
I have notice my skin better overall, but Im also using other new products so I couldn’t tell. I would recommend as a good dosis og vitamin c, not because of the texture
Strange texture but love the vitamin CThe cream was a tad gritty at first but the brightening effects are so worth it
Silky SmoothOnly started using this recently but such a good cheap alternative to my usual vitamin c serum! Feels great!
Amazing!Only started using this recently but such a good cheap alternative to my usual vitamin c serum! Feels great!
Amazing!Only started using this recently but such a good cheap alternative to my usual vitamin c serum! Feels great!
Great for sensitive skinI have very sensitive skin and have been irritated by many other products, I'm so glad I tried this. For the price too it is so worth it!
Feels Beautiful on the SkinI have never tried a product like this before, but I am so thrilled to have found this. Everything I buy from The Ordinary is impressive, but from the second I put this on my skin, it feels divine!
I definitely experience the tingle they tell you about, but it's nothing to be concerned about. The velvety feel of my skin after applying makes it worth it!
I'm already noticing improveme...Read More
worth the stingThe texture is super thick and sometimes pills on the skin, even if i dont apply anything on my skin before it. It stings quite a bit so I only apply it to problematic areas and use it sparingly. There has been some improvements in my skin and if i used it more often, the results would be better. For the price, this product is great but would not recommend for sensitive skin.
Um LOVE!I love this Vit C product! I used to use the ASAP brand Vit C serum and this texture is very similar. I have only used this a couple of times but literally have already seen changes overnight. My skin is already brighter and clearer. I don't mind the texture at all, it does sting a little but nowhere near as ASAP did. For the price point, I'm totally blow away. Highly recommend!
Great antioxidantThis is an amazing product if you know how to use it correctly. It has faded my hyper-pigmentation dramatically with my continuous everyday use along with my SPF. It does have a gritty texture however feels completely fine on my skin throughout the day. I notice my skin glowing from this product and would definitely recommend it to those who do their research. Great price as well & always in stock...Read More
BrighteningAfter being unable to tolerate the stinging of their other Vitamin C in HA product I decided to give Vitamin C another go with this product. Although this product still stings quite a bit when I use too much of it in one application, it isn't gritty in texture like the other Vitamin C suspension. For me, the brightening affects are noticeable after 3-4 days after application (day and night) but I ...Read More
Smooth skinThis product makes my skin feel so smooth. It’s a little thick to use but it’s still very nice and only a small amount is needed. Overall I’m pretty happy with this product and will buy it again.
Great productthe ordinary products are all such good value and this is no different. Makes my skin feel great without paying a fortune.
amazingI've trialled a few different vitamin c products and this is by far the best. It brightens while being inexpensive. I had a slight tingle the first time I applied it but nothing after that. The texture is bizarre but I actually love it and would choose this product over other vitamin c products for the texture alone because its suspended in silicon not an oil. I find it feels like it disappears on...Read More
Irritated my skinThis product irritated my skin immediately upon use - my face was stinging and red, and I washed it off immediately. I tried it again a few days later and it did not sting that time, however I woke up the next day with skin that felt like it had been sunburnt. I have never had sensitive skin issues in the past so would highly suggest doing a patch test before using on your entire face.
Takes some time to get used to it but worksThis has worked for me in reducing the appearance of stubborn acne scars (redness etc.). It does take some time to get used to it and figure out how much and how often works best with your skin. It stings and it can get quite intense if you use too much when your skin hasn't built up tolerance to it at first. I can now apply a very thin layer to target areas every night without any tingling sensat...Read More
Effective and inexpensiveEffective and inexpensive - great starter for someone who hasn't tried vit c before
smells strangeThis vitamin C has a strange almost metallic smell. The texture is quite thick and grainy and it doesn't absorb into your skin so you're left with an oily layer. I feel like for the price it does a decent job at brightening your skin.
Much smoother and gentleI prefer this silicone one better than the ordinary vitamin C suspension 23%+HA spheres. It is much more smoother and found gentle on the skin and doesn’t sting as much. It is best to mix with your daily moisturiser when applying on the skin.
Bye bye pigmentation!I ordered this version of Vitamin C because I thought the silicone would be smooth and simple to apply. I was totally right! I find that when my skin is drier, I get some stinging around my lip line and nostrils, but it doesn't last long and is very manageable. I have to wait some time before SPF because it can cause some pilling. Has greatly helped with pigmenation!
Great!I have started using this recently and can see the difference after one use only. Felt a little tingling for few minutes
Like don't loveWhile i think this is an effective product, i don't love the consistency of this one and its hard to layer it with other products due to this. I am an avid follower of the ordinary but this one lacks for me and there are similar products on the market in the same price range that have better consistency and feel.
Amazing !!Just trying the ordinary products and very happy with all of them!!!
Just remember to test it first as it may cause skin irritations. I blend in the vitamin C with the buffer and the result is amazing
Feels goodHaven’t seen any result yet, probably because i’ve been using it for 2 weeks only. But it feels good on skin. Tbh it stings, i don’t think I can handle the stronger one. But after applying, it feels so smooth on skin. Will keep using to see any better
TinglesI have been using this product twice a week and have found although it does tingle it is not unpleasant and stops soon enough. The product leaves your skin very smooth after using. I found my skin has improved which may be due to this being used alongside other ordinary products.
Love It!Really like this product, it is like a matte finish which is great if putting makeup over the top and not looking oily. It is a little tingly once applied but that does wear off. I mix it with the TO Natural Moisturiser and can barely feel the tingle! Love the way it looks on my skin once applied.
Loving it so far!My sister bought me this product as I had noticed a dramatic improvement in her skin since using the Vitamin C, so I thought I would give it a try!!! I have very sensitive skin and try to avoid using products containing silicone but I'm loving this product so far! Just be careful with what other products you are using, as it isn't recommended to use it with a lot of other products (including but ...Read More
Miracle skincare product!!!!This product has become an absolute miracle staple product for me!!! This is my second time ordering it. I've been using it for around a month now and have noticed a MASSIVE change in my skin. I had extremely visible hyperpigmentation/scarring on my left cheek and chin which has almost completely disappeared now with using this 6 days a week. Plus my skin is a lot brighter and the texture and tone...Read More
Results but super thickI've been using this product for about a month now and can see results. My partner also says my skin looks better (brighter, less pigmentation, and less textured). It is not gritty at all, although it is definitely thicker than I expected though and when I apply it, it's almost like it dries up quite quickly. I'm left with a bit of a film on my fingers and if I try to rub the film in, it ends up p...Read More
Feels greatI really like the feel of the silicone. I dont know if I’ll repurchase as I would prefer one without silicone but I like how it feels. For those who have had issues with pulling or too much tingling I’d reccomend mixing it with a little bit of moisturiser to help it along.
Does what it needs to!As always, the ordinary always serves looks! The minimal bottle looks awesome on the counter top of the bathroom. I bought this one for my mum (50) and she loves the smoothing feeling and brightening look it gives her skin! The only draw backs is that it itches a little bit on first uses and does have a strange smell (for skin care). But overall, is a good vitamin c skin product!
Smooth texture, definitely helped with looking brighter and pigmentation spotsI have sensitive skin, so I was a little hesitant to try this product. But it lives up to all my expectations! It goes on smoothly due to it being suspended in silicone (like a silicone primer), and I loved mixing it with the Ordinary HA moisturizer of a morning (I use retinol at night and don't have the patience to wait 30 mins so they don't counteract each other). My skin is definitely brighter...Read More
Love it!Never used a vitamin c before on my face, and wow! What a difference it has made in a week! My skin feels so silky and smooth now. Definitely buying this little gem again!
Absolutely loving it!!!I put off using this for ages because of the restrictions of what you can use with it, but I recently wrote a proper skincare regime where I use this product every morning so it doesn't interact negatively with other products I use at night. I've been using it most mornings for the least few weeks and have already noticed awesome changes in my skin!!! My skin is looking so much brighter and my hyp...Read More
Love love loveI think this product is amazing it goes on smooth and glides over the skin, very little tingling and makes my skin bright and glowing, I only use it at night and also put the ordinary HA moisturiser over the top, it is great for the back of your hands as well. I recommend this product
1 Litre bottle please!I LOVE this product. It seems mildly exfoliating, I like the mildly sandy feeling, very nourishing, best to put on at night because in the morning the sandy feeling seems to have penetrated the skin and your skin will feel wonderfully plumped and fed. This is one of my top 5 products. Just don't apply near eye area and don't use together with Niacinamide, use Niacinamide in the morning after clea...Read More
This has been the worst thing I’ve ever used on my face. Unfortunately the stinging was nonstop and the left my skin rough and drier than ever.I was skeptical to start with, however, I purchased this product based on the reviews I’ve read online. Unfortunately it did not deliver for me and some how caused further damage to my skin.
Makes everything pillYou can only wear this at night if your skin is completely clean and has nothing else on it, and you don't use anything over the top. Make up looks terrible when applied over it and it causes any moisturiser or serum to pill. Have tried to keep using it, only at night, and not noticed any difference so have stopped using it.
good introductory product to add vitamin c to your routineI wanted to introduce vitamin c to my routine as I had read all the benefits and the price point of this product and good reviews are what sold me. This, like many of the other “the ordinary” products I’ve bought is excellent, not too harsh and affordable. Used it for a week now and can see an improvement in overall brightness of my skin and reduction in pigment. Would highly recommend.
Already seeing resultsI have been using this product for over a week and already I am seeing an improvement in my skin. My skin is noticeably smoother. The cream has a weird texture but it's fine to wear overnight.
Not for meI was lucky not to find it stingy, however I also didnt see much of a difference using it. I used it evening only because it didnt absorb well into my skin and left a white ghostly layer. I also found it quite gritty. And using it right before bed was risky because DAMN does it sting if you rub your eyes or bury your face in your pillow and drag the product into them
CreativeI tend to use this product at night and sometimes I will use it all over my face but on other occasions I will use it on areas where i Have pigmentation. I was really surprised the other day when I noticed the pigmentation which was above my eyebrow had faded. I had decided I wasn't going to buy this product again but use something else but I think it is worth having a tube for just pigmentation i...Read More
Not sureRough, gritty texture, feel as though it rubs off. Not a fan of the smell. I’m not entirely sure what it’s purpose is but it helps burn off acne during breakouts
Brightens my complexionI was wary of this product at first because 30% Vitamin C seems quite high for my skin. Despite some tingling every time I apply this, I always wake up with glowing skin the next day. Overall, quite happy with it and will be re-purchasing until I'm ready to try another Vitamin C product.
So brighteningI love The Ordinary products - such good value and they actually work.
This product does sting a little bit at first but once you are used to it, it is lovely and brightening. I use most nights and can definitely notice the improvement in my skin the next morning. You only need a tiny bit - it’s quite runny also.
Brightens complexionI previously purchased the ordinary's vitamin C 23% with HA spheres and even though it was super effective in brightening my skin, the stinging was just unbearable. When i found out about this product I decided to give it a go. I still felt a stinging (pins and needles) sensation on my skin but it was sooo much more bearable than the other vitamin C product. This particular one also works well in ...Read More
worksit works but i can only use at night because it sits badly under makeup
I’m in the minority hereBut I hated this product. It oxidised so fast on my hands and face if they weren’t at 100% hydration, turning both slightly orange. And the smell is terrible. Not a fan.
No differenceDidn't see any difference. No brightening effect or fading of existing pigmentation. Also has a funky plastic smell (probably the silicon?)
Brightens SkinIt definitely brightens my skin. The texture is perfect very smooth, I used in the morning after moisturizer and before SPF. Don't tingle too much nothing that you can't handle. You only need to use a very tiny pea size in you entire face.
Very Stingy and No ResultsI was hoping this would help with some post inflammatory scars and generally brighten my skin. It was very stingy and itchy to start with but I pushed through by mixing with squalane which was fine. Unfortunately I didn’t see any results. I’m going to try another Vitamin C from the range to see how that goes instead.
Loving it!Wanted to try a vitamin C for a while. Started using a few weeks ago and can notice my fine lines softer and more plumped. Really happy. Bit tingly when using but stops after a couple of seconds.
AmazingThis makes my skin look lifted and reduces texture significantly
weird texture but effective outcomeThis product has the weirdest texture ive ever used, it starts out as an oily siliconey cream and once it warms up in your hands/face it almost turns chalk-like. It's quite hard to rub into the skin evenly and can look quite flakey so I only used it at night once figuring this out. I also started mixing it with a more watery serum at night and that would make the texture much easier to rub into an...Read More
very bitty!!I am not impressed with this product. It doesn't seem to like my skin. I used it before work and as I was putting my make up on it turned into bits, I tried using it alone and mixing with products but I got the same results. I love The Ordinary but this isn't for me.
Love how my face feels and looks after using this productThis product feels so velvety when applied to the skin, making the skin instantly feel smooth. I use this product before bed and I love the way my face looks so fresh and clear the next day. It would have to be my favourite Ordinary product as I find I break out with their other products but this one has a really positive effect on my skin. The only downside is that the bottle is quite small, but ...Read More
It’s okay...I am indifferent about this serum, it’s okay but it’s not one I would buy again. I couldn’t get past the smell of it, I found it very unpleasant. Texture was quite good though and it did seem to brighten my skin very slightly. Okay for the price but there’s definitely better vitamin C serums available.
Best vitamin c product I've triedI've used all of the vitamin c products the ordinary offers and this one is my new favourite. It's perfect for use during the day under my make up as the silicon base acts as a primer. It isn't gritty and leave my skin instantly smooth. I use it everyday, my only complaint is that it doesn't come in a bigger size! Just about to order another 2 tubes love this stuff.
I'm not sure if it suits meI just used one. I think it's a little thick for oily skin, but it really has a little brightening effect.
Unsure about The textureNot sure if the texture is right for me. It feels very gritty and also it stings my skin. I stopped using it after a week.
Bit tingly!Did not expect it to tingle as much, had read reviews but can definitely cause some irritation if applying other products on top! Thought the suspension would help apply but it appears to apply with some difficulty due to suspension.
Good effects though, seen reduction in lines and brightening.
Love that it acts like a primerI prefer this version compared to the other Vitamin C product that the ordinary carries. There is no grittiness like the other one and this just glides on the skin. I love how it gives a perfect base to make up, thus acting as a great primer. It does sting but my skin got used to it after a month of using.
Quite potent but doesn't quite get the highest ratingThe Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone is a potent vitamin C treatment for skin, but it doesn’t quite make the grade to get our highest rating.
This fragrance-free cream comes in an opaque squeeze tube that protects the vitamin c from light and air exposure (vitamin C is particularly vulnerable to both elements and can quickly lose its beneficial properties in their prese...Read More
LovelyI was really worried about trying this product in case it was gritty and sticky but it just glided on and was absorbed quickly. The tingle was a bit different but was fine. Would purchase again.
Very smoothI really like this product, goes on well and feels so smooth. I don't use a primer when I'm using this, as the silicone texture is like a primer. Great price too!
Love the tingleI love the tingle, am a fan of Vit C products, skin is very fresh and plump after using this product.
Glow and Refresh OvernightThe tingling sensation took a little while to get used to but the results are more than worth it. I use this product usually in the PM as instructed on the packaging. I wake up with refreshed and glowing skin. AMAZING
SmoothI prefer this formulation to the lower strength one. This product reallynworks and skin is so clear since using on a regular basis. It also blends smoothly, does not pill.
Great for the priceGreat as a starter Vitamin C and terrific for the price.Definitely need to follow the instructions about how to apply. Makes the skin brighter.
incredibleI always take this with me when I’m travelling! I love using this during winter as it stops my skin from appearing flaky!
Affordable and good qualityI like this product. It does what it says but it has a weird gritty feeling in the liquid that doesn’t feel great when putting it on the skin.
Leaves skin felling goodProduct leaves skin feeling smooth, smell is not pleasent
Average in comparison to The Ordinary rangeI don’t like how the silicone feels on my face to be honest.
I do like how my skin looks after applied so I just use it at night time.
I do prefer the other vitamin C cream The Ordinary sell. So probably would rebuy that one instead, but I will still finish of this one so not a complete write off.
Strong Vit CI purchased this Vit C to replace my other (incredibly expensive) Vit C to help with pigmentation. I use it PM only. It certainly tingles which always makes me feel it is potent and doing its job. It goes on smoothly thanks to the silicon.
RecommendedThird bottle I’ve used. Highly recommended. It makes my skin look more nourished, and the price is really affordable.
Will continue to purchase this item and others from the ordinary range.
If it tingles it is working right?This product tingles quite a bit.. I suggest starting off slowly with small amounts.
It is worth it though! My skin is so clear now and an even tone. It has a nutty smell but I use it at night time so it doesn't bother me. I highly suggest this! It would be 5 stars if it didnt tingle so much and if it didnt smell :)
Great valueI was hesitant to try this after hearing mixed reviews but very glad I have. It feels like really velvety as you apply and goes on very smoothly. I do find if I don’t rub it in enough it does tend to ball, so I make sure I massage it in deeply. I got it to help with pigmentation and brightness and feel that it does wake my skin up each morning. I have pigmentation, and fair, combination skin. The ...Read More
Its a steal!This was recommended to me to help with pigmentation and general brightening. I've been really happy with the results. Strangely, some nights it stings around my nose, other nights its a tingle, and some nights I feel nothing. The silicon base is a bit weird and gritty but I tolerate it because of the price point. I was also thrilled to see that Beautypedia rates this really highly. I only use t...Read More
The OrdinaryI love this product!! It feels like silk when it goes on my face. No grittiness or pilling. There is mild tingling after I apply it but no discomfort at all....it actually feels nice. No smell which I like, the product goes a long way and I love the price!!!! So affordable. A great product to start with if you are new to using Vitamin C. Will definitely purchase again.
Value vitamin CI'm a big believer in vitamin C for your skin and this product is a great entry way to using vitamin C. The price is very fair for the concentration of product. I feel that vitamin C helps my skin to look brighter and more radiant.
Dewy SkinAfter using this, i do find i have quite dewy skin but it seems to sometimes leave some of my skin flakey, to the point I can rub my finger hard on my face and get a collection of skin coming off. Does anyone else have this problem? And can advise on how to fix? Also I recommend mixing it this moisturizer as it does burn a little much when used by itself.
GreatI had been using a very expensive vitamin c serum and decided to try out this product purely based on the price point and because I use other The Ordinary products and absolutely love them.
First and foremost, the product does work. I apply it in the PM and wake up with skin that glows from the inside out.
The only downside is the gritty feeling of the product as it spreads on your fa...Read More
Great value, does what its intended toDoes tingle a little bit when first applying but then feels nice on the skin. The silicone makes it feels similar to a make up primer. Really don't need to use a lot otherwise it beads. I prefer to use this overwinter under a moisturizer at night.
30% too strong for my skinI bought the vitamin C 30% and my skin felt like it was burning. I rarely have sensitivity to skin care so after some assistance from YouTube, I began mixing it with Hyaluronic Acid and I am no using every second evening. Next time I won’t buy 30% vitamin c and see how that goes
WorksI bought this to try a stronger vit C and although it worked well, I really hated the texture of it. I doubt I’d buy it again as it’s silicone based
This product works!!!Have recommended to at least nine others.. Three I know are using product thrilled as I am.. And a beauty therapist is about to purchase for herself.. with view to using in her business to compliment her routines.. I love it!!!
Really worth it for its price!Excellent vitamin C cream that brightened my skin tone and made my skin look healthier.
Great productFirst couple of days my skin tingled when applying this product. It is a good product which I feel brightened my skin. Great for the price.
Brightens and refreshes my skinA really affordable product that has helped my skin come out of winter hibernation - it brightens my skin and when teamed with the HA, leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. I use it once every 3 nights, avoiding exposure to sunlight when applied.
if you have sensitive skin bewareI have used the version without silicone and I have sensitive dry skin and boy it burned my skin. Do not buy the one without the silicone if your skin is sensitive. As for this one I have noticed that I cannot use it on my neck. I can use it a little bit on my face and I do feel like it evens out my skin tone but on my neck it just burn. But it also dries out my skin so I can use it too often.
Not sureI like to think this is doing something good for my skin but I am yet to see a difference and have gone through 2 of these. so at this point undecided. It does oddly make a good primer though which is why I still use it.
GrainyVery high concentration of vitamin C in this! Saw brightening effects in a few weeks. Can take a while to get used to the graininess, but it's worth it
Glides onI purchased this product as I had read Vit C is great to improve skin discolouration. Plus I use other products from The Ordinary. Thank you to Adore for always providing the best product information. As I’ve aged I have a number of darkish pigmented spots on my face. It is early days yet but I do see a slight improvement. This product glides onto the skin and feels lovely and there is a slight ti...Read More
recommendedThis product is great value. Normally use an expensive Vitamin C cream, but this product seems to have the same effect.
Nice light texture, and doesn't make my skin oily.
Definitely recommend buying this product and other items in their range.
Not their best productI love The Ordinary's products but this one i wouldn't purchase again.
The texture is thick, powdery, matte and didnt have the same result for me as the 23% which id put on in the PM and by morning my skin was bright and clear.
good for lightening skinIt definitely works, it feels weird when you apply it because the texture is not smooth like most moisturisers but that would be the vitamin C in it. It can be a bit irritating at first too like a tingly sensation, so I don't use it every day but every second.
Amazing value for moneyThis is an incredible product! You only need to apply a small amount each time, feel the tingles and enjoy the benefits! I’ve been using for a few days now and can see immediate effects :)
Brightens my skin!This products makes my pigmentation disappear!
Great product, for the priceI've been using this product for 2 weeks now and it has helped even out my skin tone somewhat, I haven't been using it long enough to really notice a huge difference. It does have a very thick consistency and I find it easier to apply when mixed with my regular moisturiser. It is a great product for the price and I would recommend everyone try it for themselves.