The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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2.9

16 reviews

44%
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4.0
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5 months ago

I like this product a lot. I mainly purchased it for the dark spots on my legs but I have used it on my face as well and can see an improvement after just a few uses. It's really great for my skin.

About reviewer (84 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen



4.0
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5 months ago

I have recently reintroduced ascorbic acid in my routine and wanted something that would not be too potent (I'm using other antioxidants in my morning routine, also from The Ordinary so I was after...

About reviewer (246 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


1.0
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7 months ago

This gave me bumps on my face as it really clogs up the pores. And I was just talking abt a single application. Really disappointed in this. Will apply on my arms instead of my face. Pity to...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


2.0
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10 months ago

I've finished a bottle of this product. The texture is oily so it can make it hard to use in the morning, especially when planning to layer products. I didn't notice any tingling, allergic...

About reviewer (137 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Dark

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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a year ago

My skin type: normal (oily in the T-zone area) with occasional break outs on my chin (about once every 2-3 weeks); skin color: light olive; age 46. It is hard for me to describe but The Ordinary...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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a year ago

Was super excited to try this, however, it has an extremely oily feeling. This cosmetically inelegant feeling is something that I found common to all Ordinary products I've tried. It broke me out...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBlack


2.0
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a year ago

My skin didn't care for this and I didn't see any of the effects I get with the suspension in silicone, which I greatly prefer, despite it being gritty and oily. The base for this product seemed...

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


1.0
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a year ago

I tried very hard to like this but even I, a committed fan of the Ordinary, must admit it did zilch for me. Icky oily texture, sits on top of my skin so I definitely cannot use it in the AM under...

About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlack


2.0
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a year ago

For an oil-free product this has a surprisingly oily feeling to it. You can use this in the AM and the PM. I find it takes a little longer to absorb into the skin so you will spend a fair amount...

About reviewer (1076 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairOther, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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2 years ago

I've used this over a year on face, neck and back of hands and there is NO difference in my melasma, or texture, or skin brightening. I took several photos of before and after and mapped the worse...

About reviewer (1502 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue



4.0
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5 months ago

I like this product a lot. I mainly purchased it for the dark spots on my legs but I have used it on my face as well and can see an improvement after just a few uses. It's really great for my skin.

About reviewer (84 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen



4.0
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5 months ago

I have recently reintroduced ascorbic acid in my routine and wanted something that would not be too potent (I'm using other antioxidants in my morning routine, also from The Ordinary so I was after...

About reviewer (246 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


1.0
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7 months ago

This gave me bumps on my face as it really clogs up the pores. And I was just talking abt a single application. Really disappointed in this. Will apply on my arms instead of my face. Pity to...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


2.0
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10 months ago

I've finished a bottle of this product. The texture is oily so it can make it hard to use in the morning, especially when planning to layer products. I didn't notice any tingling, allergic...

About reviewer (137 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Dark

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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a year ago

My skin type: normal (oily in the T-zone area) with occasional break outs on my chin (about once every 2-3 weeks); skin color: light olive; age 46. It is hard for me to describe but The Ordinary...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown




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