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on 5/7/2017 6:57:00 PM
More reviews by Sonson73
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I'm going to try and keep this short as other reviews have explained the consistency and how difficult of a product this is to use.Okay, my experience. 1st use....felt the hot prickling itchiness and skin went red, wasn't pleasant at all. Next day 2nd use...didn't feel what I felt the 1st day so was 🙂. Next day 3rd use...OMG felt the same as 1st use but much worser that I had to sit in front of my fan to cool my face down, it burnt my skin in small patches next day the skin was dry and peeling so It would have been very silly to use it the 4th night!!!I had to heal my skin until it was back to normal again by moisturising a lot and removing the dead skin gently with a warm damp cloth...I stopped using all serums until skin was totally healed, only took a week. Once healed I tried it again but this time I spritz my skin with claudalie grape water after cleansing before applying the the vit c.....felt very minor stinging. Then I didnt apply again for another 5 day and again only felt minor stinging which subsided within a few mins. I will use this once per week to let my skin adapt to it and slowly build it up and use it only at night and only on nights when its not a retin a(tretinion) / acid / niacinamide night....as you must not mix either of these on the same night.Secret is to spritz face before you apply this.Start off once per week and build up. Listen to your skin, don't keep applying if face is sore as you will cause more damage than good.Great item, will buy again. I use on my face, neck, chest and back of hands... night only. Daytime I use the 12% ascorbyl glycoside from the ordinary but I'm finding this too sticky for my liking so am on search of another vit c for the day but I really want my skin to get used to the 23% as it a great product that does no oxidise and go bad and is cheap as hell...you just can't go wrong with this for night time use as ideally you do not want to apply vit c in the morning as it oxidises with light.I also use the hylamide, matrixyl, buffet and niacinamide from the ordinary. I have a regime where I incorporate all these products on different days and nights.I hope this helps. Sorry wasn't kept short lol
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on 1/14/2018 8:29:00 AM
More reviews by tiannavera
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I dont feel as though the other posters were given enough information when purchasing this product. It feels gritty because its little chunks of concentrated vitamin C. By gently working this onto the skin it should not be like exfoliating - should be using gentle hands while apply products to the face anyways!! If you are completely against the grittiness even though it contributes to its strength and effectiveness - the ordinary offers a silicone base one that is more like a serum and is not gritty. For the price and effectiveness of this product, its a steal!!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/14/2018 7:55:00 AM
More reviews by lexierra
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral
Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine
I have been using this for 2 months. Have honestly yet to see any fading of my PIH and discoloration. However I did notice an overall glow up to my complexion, but it is not drastic enough for me to want to continue purchasing this product.First reaction : It stung a lot. And the packaging is not ideal, it is quite a runny liquid so I would have preferred a pump. Then the stinging sensation faded after 1 minute and the rest of the times I used it, there were no more stinging reactions. It is quite a heavy layer on the skin, I had to wait close to 30 minutes for it to be absorbed by my skin. Definitely a night time product. It has also an almost oily consistency, with small spherical granules. All in all, if you want your complexion to brighten a little, give it a whirl. I would recommend sticking to other formulations though.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/21/2017 6:04:00 AM
More reviews by InsanelyVain
This literally burned my skin. I love topical vitamin c products (Shout out to Drunk Elephant Firma C)..... but I gave this a try as I applaud The Ordinary 's efforts in bringing effective and budget friendly skincare to the masses.This ticks the budget friendly box, but what's the use in that if it leaves your skin in worse shape.
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