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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone 30ml

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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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GREAT - 77% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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4.3 of 142 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Love that it acts like a primer


I 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.

Most Helpful Criticism

Leaves skin felling good


Product leaves skin feeling smooth, smell is not pleasent
  1. 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.
  2. Love that it acts like a primer


    verified purchaser
    I 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.
  3. Quite potent but doesn't quite get the highest rating

    Rachael McLean

    The 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...
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  4. Lovely


    I 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.
  5. Very smooth


    I 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!
  6. Love the tingle

    Rachel Lane

    I love the tingle, am a fan of Vit C products, skin is very fresh and plump after using this product.
  7. Glow and Refresh Overnight


    The 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
  8. Smooth


    I 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.
  9. Great for the price


    Great as a starter Vitamin C and terrific for the price.Definitely need to follow the instructions about how to apply. Makes the skin brighter.
  10. incredible


    I always take this with me when I’m travelling! I love using this during winter as it stops my skin from appearing flaky!
  11. Affordable and good quality


    I 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.
  12. Leaves skin felling good


    Product leaves skin feeling smooth, smell is not pleasent
  13. Average in comparison to The Ordinary range


    I 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.
  14. Strong Vit C


    I 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.
  15. Recommended


    Third 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.
  16. 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 :)
  17. Great value


    I 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 ...
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  18. 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...
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  19. The Ordinary


    I 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.
  20. Value vitamin C


    I'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.
  21. Dewy Skin


    After 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.
  22. Great


    I 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...
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  23. Great value, does what its intended to


    Does 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.
  24. 30% too strong for my skin


    I 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
  25. Works


    I 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
  26. 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!!!
  27. Really worth it for its price!


    Excellent vitamin C cream that brightened my skin tone and made my skin look healthier.
  28. Great product


    First 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.
  29. Brightens and refreshes my skin


    A 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.
  30. if you have sensitive skin beware


    I 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.
  31. Not sure


    I 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.
  32. Grainy


    Very 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
  33. Glides on


    I 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...
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  34. recommended


    This 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.

  35. Not their best product


    I 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.
  36. good for lightening skin


    It 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.
  37. Amazing value for money


    This 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 :)
  38. Brightens my skin!


    This products makes my pigmentation disappear!
  39. Great product, for the price


    I'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.
  40. Waiting to see the results for hyper pigmentation


    I bought this cream to tackle my hyper pigmentation. I’ve used it every night for 4 months now, but haven’t seen any visible results in terms of fading age spots yet. It tingles when applied, but goes away after a few seconds. The texture of the cream is like thin smooth clay spread on my skin, and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. Need only one or two pea size for whole face and a tube lasts for mont...
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  41. Great!


    It does have a weird texture and gives a slight tingle but it's been great for my skin.
  42. Vitamin C


    Smooths and brightens due to vitamin C and silicone action. Love how soft my skin feels
  43. Wake up brighter!


    Love this product! It definitely does give a tingly feeling the first time you use it so I would recommend mixing it with your night moisituriser, particularly if you have sensitive skin. After using I definitely wake up with clearer, brighter skin. I would buy again!
  44. Love it


    This is my favourite vitamin C product and it is very convenient for everyday use in this formula instead of a powder Vit C. I apply this after skin needling as well along with a moisturiser and my hyperpigmentation has almost completely faded over time and this product leaves me with such bright, clear and smooth complexion that I love it
  45. Strong product


    I feel it tingle on my skin for a few seconds, but it does help clarify skin tone. Recommend working up to the 30% concentration as it can feel quite strong.
  46. Great


    This product does its job helping to firm and brighten the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth due to the silicone. I used this product on my mother and she loved the feeling and noticed firmness and brightening after the first night of use. There is a tingling feeling however for me it was minimal, I would definitely recommend to anyone.
  47. Nice but thick


    Great but very thick, probably not good for sensitive skin as it does leave a tingly feeling. I use on my arm to help repair discolouration.
  48. Like it


    I love the ordinary. This makes my skin more even, smooth, toned, and soft! An amazing product for the price and lasted a fair while considering the size of the bottle!
  49. Another winner!


    On my 78 year old skin with its inevitable wrinkles, i use this in combination with the Marine Hyularonic at night - a little while before bed so it has a chance to do the best job on my skin rather than my pillowcase. Happy at last to find affordable and ethical products. Thank you
  50. Great


    This works I think
    I use it in the night time and after few nights I think my dark spots are really fade . I have tried so many products that claim to fade the dark spots but nothing come close to this one. I think if someone’s looking to brightens the face or eliminate the dark spots should try this one. I recommend.
  51. Good for the price


    This product has a decent brightening effect however it is not my favourite vitamin c product. The texture isn’t as smooth as I would like but for the price I can’t complain it’s pretty good
  52. Easy


    I prefer this to the powder vitamin C alternative, easy to use and it has a lovely brightening effect
  53. Cheap and effective Vitamin C


    I bought this to replace my old Vitamin C serum. It's not my favourite product from The Ordinary, but I like to use it sometimes in the morning to protect against sun damage, along with sunscreen of course! Grainy texture is a bit annoying but I do like the fact it's in a tube so doesn't oxidise quickly. I just make sure I rub it in well so the Vit C is absorbed.
  54. Bargain Vitamin C!


    Such a great price for fantastic, gold standard ingredients!

    It goes on very smoothly, no gritty feeling. It does sting a little bit, but it subsides. It makes my skin very soft.

    I’ve definitely noticed a brightening to my skin!
  55. Where has this been all my life?!


    To be honest when I bought this I wasn’t even sure what it was supposed to do, but now I get it! Since using this for a few weeks my skin looks SO much younger, brighter and healthier. I have dry skin that’s prone to looking really dull and this has completely fixed that. Obsessed!
  56. Enjoying It


    Love it day and night! Great to help brighten and lighten the skin
  57. Impressed


    This is my second try at a Vitamin C product, having used a liquid version in another brand which I found oxidized very quickly, had an unpleasant smell and made my skin feel very scaly after a few weeks' use. This goes on much more smoothly, feels hydrating because of the silicone, and I feel that my fine lines look less noticeable already. Have also been using it on the backs of my hands in an...
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  58. Love it


    Actually loving the silicone base of this, leaves my skin feeling so smooth. I mix it with my sunscreen and then I'm ready for foundation. Such good value!
  59. Good product


    I mix this with my Granactive Retinol, goes on lovely an absorbed fast. Nice little tingle.
  60. Helped with pigmentaion and radiance


    Easier to use than the powder. Have reordered! Will keep using this product. I do notice that my skin is brighter and it is great value.
  61. not a fan


    I bought this by mistake, instead of TO Vit C 23%. I cannot stand the silicone! This product does not suit my skin type (combination oily) the silicone sits on top of the skin, it almost feels like an oil. I think if you had dry irritated skin this would be perfect for you.
    The silicone also breaks me out. Do not recommend.
  62. Feels uncomfortable on the skin


    Made my skin tingle. I tried to use it over the course of a month but it just kept irritating my skin
  63. Mix with favourite ordinary moisturiser


    Love it day and night
  64. Great buy


    I normally use Vit C that requires refrigerating, so I love this one can be kept with my other products and is a perfect travel size. It goes on smoothly with a nice tingle. The next morning I wake up fresh faced, hydrated skin with a great glow. I would highly recommend trying this
  65. Value for money


    Have recently started using The Ordinary products and love them. I haven’t experienced the tingling sensation so I’m not mixing it. Gives skin a lovely smooth feel
  66. Great Product


    Great Product, my skin feels so smooth afterwards.
  67. Skin smoothing


    It's a great product, going to be a part of my regular skin routine. It stings a little but doesn't last long. I really noticed it work after sanding my floors the very fine dust got under my skin, small & lumpy, after one treatment it was back to normal. At first I was avoiding creams with this fine dust around, I cannot believe what it did, it's works for evening skin texture, I did find slight...
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  68. Smoother skin, messy orange aftermath.


    This definitely leaves my skin feeling smoother and softer. I like the added silicone but it doesn't spread very easily. I don't like that it makes an orange mess on pillowcases.
  69. Amazing! Loved the formula


    This product has helped fade many of my acne scars. I apply this after cleansing my face every morning and then layer on a moisturiser. My skin has been so much brighter and my oily skin has not been producing as much excess oil anymore. Love the product and would definitely buy it again. The price point is great too!
  70. Goodbye sun damage


    I have invested a huge amount of time and money looking for a product to help sun damage on my forearms. My skin is fair to medium toned and has started to look slightly crepey. Researching the restorative benefits of silicone and vitamin c thankfully led me to this product. The tube is generous in size and the texture is thick yet silky and blends very well. Instantly I noticed hydration that las...
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  71. strong odour


    I wanted to give this product a go after seeing some friends use it but I honestly couldn't get myself past the strong smell. If it had smelt a bit different, I would have been able to give it a go
  72. Product was OK


    I usually use this in the morning after i have cleansed. At first, the product stung my face a lot and the texture of the cream was really hard to spread around my face. I had to dilute the cream with my moisturiser or another serum for a while until my face got used to it.
    I have noticed my skin is brighter but it is hard to tell if it is from this product.
  73. Excellent


    I have severe sun spots on my arms and hands I am in my 50's and purchased this to help reduce this pigmentation. I practically bath in SPF 50+ now on my body and face due to this. I've found the Vit C an excellent brightening and clearing agent for my arms and hands lessening the appearance of these sunspots. Only a small amount is needed to go a long way.
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  74. Didn’t notice much


    I’ve always been a big fan of vitamin C product and was really interesting in trying this out as if was such a good price for the product. Unfortunately I didn’t notice much difference after using it compared to other brands. I wouldn’t purchase this again.
  75. Strong and effective


    Being more matte than the 23% version I had hoped it would be wearable under makeup but experienced pilling. Aside from that I find this product effective but take care to avoid the sides of my nostrils or corners of mouth as the skin can flake and sting. To prevent this I sometimes mix with the buffet serum before applying. I find since using a range of TO my skin is smoother and more healthy loo...
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  76. Better than the grainy verison


    Been using this for over a year. I apply it over The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion 2%. It stings slightly but goes away straight away. Together they seem to minimise any monthly breakouts and skin has never looked better. On the altering nights I use Alpha-H Liquid Gold and will continue to use all 3 products. I tried the grainy sphere version but dint like the feeling on my skin.
  77. Not for me.


    I used this up a while ago and unfortunately saw no noticeable results from this. My skin texture did feel slightly smoother but everything else pretty much stayed the same.

    Wasn’t a fan of the gritty texture and boy did it pill under certain products. I love the rest of the ordinary products but this one was just a downer for me. For reference I am 28 years old, oily sensitive skin ...
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  78. Smells bad


    I'm sure this is a wonderful product but I couldn't get pass the smell so therefore I didn't use it often


    I love this product so much, it gives a slight tingle when applied and makes my skin super glowly and lovely. Some other reviews say it does feel quite heavy going on but i personally really like that feeling so even though I have a serum version I actually really like the weight this product gives.
  80. Amazing product!


    I’ve never had a product that’s made my skin feel this good instantly. As instructed I applied at night and woke up with the smoothest softest skin. I’m a week in and I’m using every second night in combination with 2 other The Ordinary serums so will see the difference in my skin in a month or so. It definitely feels better and looks smoother and brighter already! It does smell a bit weird but th...
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  81. Good product leaves skin feeling soft and smooth


    I like the way this product makes me feel the effects of the product instantly with a tingly feeling.

    The product feels very smooth and soft but very light on my skin.
  82. Not very pleasant to use


    I found the thick silicone feel to this mixed with the slight stinging sensation it gives (I don't have sensitive skin and I know this is normal with some vit c products) but together it just made it just feel really unpleasant to use. If it had made a huge difference id maybe keep going but didn't really notice much difference. I'd recommend the 23% suspension with HA spheres instead, that is a w...
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  83. Good


    You can feel this product working almost instantly. It is not for sensitive skin and this tingle is quite strong. It left my skin feeling smoother and plumper and brighter than before. Only downside for me is the feeling of the product on my skin.
  84. Meh


    I love the ordinary but I think there might be better vitamin C products out there. This I find pills a little and is hard to layer also is a little grainy. Probably give it a miss next time.
  85. Give this a go!


    I suffer from adult, hormonal breakouts and whenever I have a flare up I slather this on my face before bed and it works wonder, I use it with the serum and it works amazingly to get rid of redness and stop a flare up. It stings or tingles a bit when you put it on but that’s how you know it’s working. I cannot rave enough about this brand, it’s the only thing that has helped my breakouts and the p...
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  86. Love the texture


    I love the texture of this product but only use it a couple of times a week. Its quite strong and can cause a little irritation so I don't use it with any other actives but it gives a great glow. Good to use in morning with a Vit E.
  87. Not a fan of piling


    This does feel nice going onto my face, but I think due to the silicone content, as soon as you put anything on top you get instant piling which is very unpleasant. Will be ditching this is in favour of a vitamin C serum.
  88. LOVE!


    I LOVE this vit C. I tried using it at night as recommended, but it seemed like too much of a waste of the glow it gives, so now I put it on in the morning and it makes my skin shine from within. There was a bit of stinging with the first few uses, but now nothing at all. I would recommend this product in a heart beat. It goes on super silky smooth and it's like there's a light inside your skin
  89. Great product


    nice smooth application, has improved my skin tone within a couple of weeks. Unreal for the price. I have spent so much on vitamin C in the past for not as good results. So impressed
  90. Silicone causes piling


    Really great cream, a little bit of tingling but I don’t mind it. The biggest let down it that the however the silicone piles! It feels lovely when you first apply it, however you need to apply it quite softly and you can’t even rub the area more then twice without it piling, so I often go to bed with piling :( Other then this my skin when I wake up is very nice and fresh. I will keep using this u...
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  91. good product


    I have dry skin and I was looking for something to brighten up my dull skin. I don't really like the feel of this product on, it feels pretty gritty, however, my skin is feeling good and it looks more radiant. I prefer wearing it at night time rather than putting my make up on after it. I feel that it doesn't go on as smoothly after, still a quality product.

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  92. A tad too strong for me


    This was a tad to string for me, the even after 3 weeks of use it stung very uncomfortably, I seemed to have increased redness due to the irritation. I have used Vitamin C serums in the past so was surprised.
  93. Highly recommended!


    I have just re-purchased this product after using up Vit C 23% that I found out too gritty with strong tingling feeling after application. I totally prefer Vit C 30% ( not bothered by presents of silicon ), it is smooth, quickly absorbed and seems to be working ( this is my second tube ). My skin is brighter and smoother. Again like Vit C 23% it doesn’t like the HA application before. Saying that ...
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  94. Average - still unsure if it does what it is supposed to do.


    I purchased this product as it appears to have the highest level of Vitamin C, so I assumed the results from using this product nightly would be pretty immediate. I'm still not sure what it is supposed to do... fill out fine lines? Brighten overall skin tone? I personally don't mind the consistency of the product (it is similar to primer) and I didn't experience any extreme tingling. I do let it r...
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  95. Has its pro's and con's


    is a great effective vitamin C product, really works to smooth and brighten the complexion, however when i used it with other products is pilled alot, sometimes even when used alone, does sting a little, or alot if youve picked at a pimple or have open skin. a lot is needed to cover the entire face due to the consistency
  96. Silicon an issue


    I am an avid fan of The Ordinary products and are slowly working my way through their range to create something that works for me. Dull skin is an issue and so was excited to trial this product - and unfortunately, I won't be purchasing again.

    I understand that the silicon is needed so that the vitamin C can 'exist' within the product but I really didn't enjoy applying silicon to my ...
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  97. Very Good


    Love this product. Feel tingling sensation when I put it on but that's good. My skin is definitely improving, look forward to using it lots.
  98. quality


    I like 99% of The Ordinary products. I wanted to try this to brighten up my face and reduce some fine lines. I have used it once weekly since receiving it. It stings a tiny bit, and does slide around into the areas I did not apply it. I use barrier creams around my eyes and mouth for that reason. My skin is absolutely gorgeous the next day!! Will reorder for sure!
  99. Still early days


    I’ve only used this product a handful of times, but I can see a change already in the brightness of my skin. It does has a sting too it when using only lasting a few mintues but subsided after a few uses.
  100. Good value but not the best formula


    This is really good value for the ingredient, leaves a bit of a tingling feeling but is not too harsh on the skin - be careful with what you mix it with/what you apply afterwards though! The formula is not the best, but still really good value - you need to use this fairly consistently to see some results + dont forget sunscreen
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