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2.8

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34 reviews
44%
would repurchase
4.1/5
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5.0
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2 months ago

I use this every night after niacinamide (as I believe they boost each other's effects, or some such). Took about 4 weeks to show serious results - acne scars fading away, tone evening out, and skin just altogether looking brighter and better.
Highly recommended.

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About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlack



1.0
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3 months ago

Broke me out but I am prone to cystic acne due to hormonal imbalance. Had to discontinue after just a few uses so no noticeable effect on sun spots.

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About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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6 months ago

I bought this in hope of lightening my old acne scars. After 3 bottles in, I hardly saw any improvement. A little disappointed as I read good reviews on how it would help lighten dark spots.
The good thing is I did not experience any reaction to the serum

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About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 months ago

Items Applied and order
AM - Buffet, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, Moisturizer
PM - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B%, Buffet, Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane, Moisturizer

I have been using since 10/2018 without any side effects. I broke all the rules and tried all but the moisturizer at the same time, I started it about a month later, using up what I had and …
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About reviewer (71 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


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7 months ago

Bought this serum hoping for boosted moisture and to help with old and new acne scars. Unfortunately I experienced a chemical burn like reaction. It was not extreme dryness as it did not go away with repeat nights of thick layering of moisturizing cream. Usually if I'm not a fan of a product I'll pass it off to one of my friends with a different skin type, but this one is going right …Read more

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About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesOther


2.0
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7 months ago

I tried this product to fade pigmentation scars, after watching many rave reviews on Youtube. Unfortunately, this did not work on me. I have used it twice a day for about 2-3 weeks now and have not seen any noticeable changes.

HOWEVER, I would like to emphasise that this product seemed to have worked on others. And for the low price point, you might as well try it to see if it works …
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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


4.0
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7 months ago

A great product that is easy to layer under day cream with SPF + or Night Cream. This contains Alpha Arbutin which breaks down, yes that's right breaks down into Hydroquinone when applied to skin to reduce sun spots, discolourations, hyper pigmentation, melasma and other pigmentation conditions.

I recommend it for those looking for an affordable budget friendly serum to add to …
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About reviewer (75 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBlack

EyesGreen


1.0
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8 months ago

This irritated my skin like crazy, which made the melasma spots I have look even more pronounced. My skin was sore and red for a couple days. Had to bin it. Absolutely terrible for sensitive skin.

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About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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8 months ago

I like several TO products and have been using this for a few weeks now to help lighten lingering melasma from pregnancy. The retinol serum has made noticeable improvements to my overall skin texture and helped even me even out but this mixed with the niacinimide has really brightened my complexion and helped to noticeably lighten spots on the tops of my cheek bones and forehead. I did take off …Read more

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About reviewer (274 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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Oct/11/2018

Did this help to lighten my dark patches or acne marks? Unfortunately not! Weird, because I usually respond very well to Arbutin, even at 1% or less, but for some reason didn't with The Ordinary's 2% formula. I did notice the tiniest bit of smoothness in my skin texture (Lactic acid maybe) and my skin didn't feel too dried out, but lightly hydrated using just a few drops of this …Read more

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About reviewer (529 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown





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