79%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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description

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin's topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 30% AHA and 2% BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use. This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. This formula is further supported with a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.

ingredients

Glycolic Acid, Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Reviews

Reviews


4.0
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4 years ago

I love using this before an event or once a fortnight. The texture is liquid but not runny. One has a slight tingling sensation but it doesn't last. After rinsing, the skin looks fresh and radiant....

About reviewer (157 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Dark

HairBlack

EyesBrown



5.0
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4 years ago

This is one of the first products I purchased from The Ordinary, and it has been one of my favorites. It is a weekly peel that contains 30% glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids (how much of...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Coarse

EyesBlue


3.0
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4 years ago

i am not entirely sure how i feel about this product, as currently i already use other acids in my routine. it certainly has not had a negative impact on my skin, i just don't know that i can...

About reviewer (120 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Relaxed, Fine

EyesGray


3.0
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5 years ago

Strong mask, have a slight tingling sensation but no burning. Can be slightly difficult to wash off (make sure to not get into the eyes, can be uncomfortable). Don't really feel/see much difference...

About reviewer (46 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

This is the best chemical exfoliant I've ever used! It makes your skin super soft after rinsing it off and is worth the tingling sensation that comes along with it. It almost feels like a ton of...

About reviewer (211 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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5 years ago

This is a crazy inexpensive, yet effective peel. For the price, the amount you get will last a very long time. I would say I only use this twice a month. I apply a generous amount onto clean skin,...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

This stuff is amazing. I have sensitive combination skin with occasional hormonal breakouts. I use Differin every night and this peel once every 2 weeks (I skip the differin on that day), and both...

About reviewer (83 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Curly, Coarse

EyesGreen


4.0
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5 years ago

Easy to use at-home peel. I am used to using 20-30% glycolic acid peels weekly at home. This is a red colored, thickened serum. I leave this on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with baking soda...

About reviewer (3598 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesOther


5.0
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5 years ago

I was both excited and terrified to use this peeling solution. So terrified in fact that I waited an entire month after purchasing it before trying it. I have dry skin that can be sensitive on...

About reviewer (1117 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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5 years ago

Really affordable compared to how much product you get. Stings a bit but nothing that you cant handle. For my skin i will get a small breakout a few days after use that then clears up. my skin...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOther, Other

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


4.0
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5 years ago

It's an excellent chemical exfoliant for an excellent price, I just bought my second bottle. I use it once a week for 10 minutes and my skin feels new and fresh afterwards. I find the smell a bit...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

Holy Grail The last two years I have been focusing on skincare and minimal makeup. I smoke, drink and travel 90% of the time. My skin needs much help. I have highly sensitive, uneven, deep...

About reviewer (248 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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5 years ago

I'm a skincare junkie/reviewer and love this - it's super mild/gentle though so don't expect huge results, but it does leave your face feeling SUPER baby soft. Just don't leave it only for like 30...

About reviewer (174 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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5 years ago

I tried this once and I *hated* it. It burned like hell, even tho I had a dry, clean face (I waited 20 mins) I washed my face and it looked better right away My face was so angry, and my skin was...

About reviewer (319 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Olive, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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5 years ago

Really enjoy this product! Only leave it on for ten minutes. Love the way my face feels after. I don’t love the smell and wish this came in a pump rather than dropper but for the price its worth...

About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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5 years ago

Excellent chemical exfoliator - The Ordinary really excels in making great acids imo. This works beautifully and I've never had softer skin! I use this once a week at most so 1 bottle is gonna last...

About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


5.0
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5 years ago

It works! And it isn't expensive. Can't tell negative things about it. I just love it! Finally a product that I like!

About reviewer (36 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

I've spent a lot more money on skin treatments, and I've also shied away from acid peels...until I started hearing about this. I'm now on my 3rd bottle. It has done great for my 62 y.o. still...

About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinOily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

This is another the ordinary product I've bought twice now. I use once a week. I have noticed a very nice result with the lessening of acne scarring. I feel like this could be too strong for...

About reviewer (126 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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5 years ago

Made my face look like an oil slick for a week straight and unusually red.. is this the supposed glow? Benefits not worth the risk for me, especially when I have other products that target...

About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen