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Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial and versatile vitamins you can add to your skincare routine. Known for its antioxidant, hydrating, and anti-ageing properties, Vitamin C can help with skin rejuvenation for a brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking appearance.

The Ordinary offers a large selection of Vitamin-C-based products in various strengths and formulations for different skin types and concerns.

What is Vitamin C, and how does it work?
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid and L-Ascorbic Acid, is an essential micronutrient that is present in many foods. When applied to the skin, it can provide antioxidant protection to polluted or sun-damaged skin and prevent free-radical damage. Vitamin C can also brighten, improve uneven tones, and boost collagen production to firm skin for a more youthful appearance.

A Vitamin C serum can also help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and smooth skin’s texture, making this ingredient a must-have in any beauty cabinet.

What is the difference between Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid?
There is no difference. Ascorbic Acid is simply the scientific name for Vitamin C.

Which skin types is Vitamin C best suited to?
Vitamin C has delivers many different benefits, and can all skin types can reap its rewards. The Vitamin C formulations from The Ordinary come in different strengths and hydration levels to suit any skincare routines.

Is Vitamin C good for acne?
Vitamin C by itself is not known as an acne treatment. However, this nutrient can provide benefits to acne-prone skin. The brightening effect can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring. Additionally, Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties help to protect skin from environmental aggressors.

Is Vitamin C good for scarring and pigmentation?
Vitamin C is known for its ability to fade pigmentation and scarring, so it is a must-have ingredient if you suffer from uneven skin tone or texture. With regular use, it will also help to brighten the skin, further minimising the appearance of pigmentation.

Is Vitamin C good for rosacea?
Vitamin C is available in a variety of strengths, but a low-strength Vitamin-C-based product can help rosacea-prone skin. The antioxidant properties protect skin against free-radical damage to reduce flare-ups and irritation.

Is Vitamin C comedogenic?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble, non-comedogenic vitamin, so it alone does not cause skin congestion.

Is Vitamin C good for wrinkles?
Many anti-ageing products include Vitamin C because it has so many anti-ageing properties, including environmental protection and collagen boosting. Increasing collagen formation improves skin’s strength and elasticity, leaving the complexion looking plumper, smoother, and more youthful. Vitamin C also can minimise the appearance and formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Is Vitamin C good for dark spots?
Vitamin C is an excellent treatment for dark spots, as it will help to brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and minimise any leftover scarring.


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Recent reviews on Vitamin C products

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in SiliconeThe Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
$12.80

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 months. I’m happy to continue using it to wait for the long term affect, for the price so reasonable I wouldn’t complain!
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin FThe Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
$24.90

Bit of an addiction

I LOVE this stuff! If I go to put makeup on without applying this first, everything seems to 'drag' instead of flow on smoothly. I enjoy the texture of this product and use it on my face, neck and decolletage.
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
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The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
$18.30

Awesome product

This is my first vitamin c purchase and I'm very happy! My skin feels so smooth and hydrated. I use at night on top of my usual moisturiser. I have breakout prone skin and no breakouts with this cream. It's been a god sent during winter, no dry skin yet and my skin is glowing. Will continue using this.
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
$9.80

Use it sparingly

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