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5.0
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3 months ago

Recently, I've been exploring different options in the arena of acids. Glycolic and lactic. Which I got from both Roc products as well as Mad Hippie. After buying Mad Hippie's Hydrating Nutrient Mist, I discovered Alpha Lipoic Acid. (It happens to be the last ingredient in MHDMN). I had been wanting to try out some of The Ordinary products. Initiallyn I wanted to try the Retinol 2%, but …Read more

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About reviewer (75 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Olive, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue



3.0
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4 months ago

I am a bit on the fence with his product. I seem to love most the water-based formulas of this brand.
The oil based - like this one, act strange.
Of course, it is VERY strong and I never use it more than twice a week, and in the evening, as per their instructions.
It is true that the morning after I wake up with super soft skin (but any AHA-BHA glycolic serum would give me the …
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About reviewer (1019 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesGreen


1.0
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5 months ago

High hopes for this but it gave me HIVES and itchy bumps all over my face, even after diluting with another product. I believe I have an issue with most Ordinary products due to their use of propanediol- which is a good alternative to regular water but is known to cause allergic dermatitis in concentration over 75%. This is obviously 95% propanediol.

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About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesGreen


3.0
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5 months ago

overall: 7/10

I've been using this product for about 3 months, twice a week. I apply 3 drops after my toner and before moisturiser. I bought this as my skin can sometimes appear dull.

I have had good results with this serum. However, it stings every time I apply it and turns my face red hot. For this reason, I worry that it isn't good for my skin in the long run …
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About reviewer (154 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


4.0
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6 months ago

The Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% is probably one of The Ordinary’s most immediately gratifying products in terms of visible results, behind only the AHA 30% + BHA 2%.

ALA (thioctic acid) doesn’t pack the burn that AHAs do and isn’t as sensitive regarding pH environment. Due to concentration, TO still earns the product may cause sensitivity of overused—I’ve never experienced this (even when …
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About reviewer (19 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 months ago

I hated this serum with a passion at first fro the first two months because of the burning rubber smell and no matter how much I apply, I didn’t seem to get any visible results. One day I realized this can be diluted with other face oils so I mixed three drops of this and three drops of rosehip seed oil. This has almost eliminated the burning rubber smell and I’ve had visible results the next …Read more

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About reviewer (16 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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9 months ago

Over the last couple of months, I've bought some The Ordinary products to try.

If I had to choose my favourite product (so far), it would be the Alpha Lipoic Acid.
The second best is the Natural moisturising factors cream - since it is so basic and versatile.
I have not tried to use these two together yet, though.

I use the Alpha Lipoic Acid at most twice a …
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About reviewer (54 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack


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9 months ago

Meh, marginal if any improvement. I prefer it mixed Into the skincare, I still prefer Perricone products with ALA, just cannot seem to get same results. 3 drops stung a bit so most times I went with 2. I like the Resveratrol and ferulic antioxidant much better in this line. I would not repurchase. It mixed cleanly, got along with other products, non-oily, absorbed well, it just didn't do …Read more

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About reviewer (676 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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9 months ago

I've used the ALA serum a couple of times per week and noticed a big improvement to my skin texture, dullness and also pore size. Even on blemishes I have seen quite a difference in them fading whilst using this. And not just a gradual weekly difference but very much an overnight thing. It does smell kind of smokey but I find the smell dissipates pretty quickly and cannot be noticed withing …Read more

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About reviewer (468 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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10 months ago

PROS
-Having used this product for 3 months,i can say that this has been a real game changer in my skincare routine. It seems to have amazing anti inflammatory properties, as any cystic acne that starts to form under my skin just flattens down or comes to head within a few days. Usually, my cystic acne can stay up to 3 weeks and just gets bigger by the day!

-I find that it can …
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About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBlack