The Ordinary

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

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A Water-Free, Silicone-Free Stable Suspension.

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging.

Size: 30ml
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Note: The format of this formula is a suspension of very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of Vitamin C topically. With such format, there are 2 important things to consider:

1) A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin's tolerance to such high exposure is elevated. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed on each application with other creams or serums of your preference.

2) The powder exposure to the skin disallows the formula to feel like a serum, lotion or cream and each application requires a few seconds to feel absorbed by the skin. This formula feels gritty for a few seconds after application. If you prefer to avoid this gritty feel, we suggest our Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone.
Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, BHT.

Please note that ingredients may change without notice. Please contact us if you wish to confirm the ingredients before purchase.

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Customer Reviews

Average 3.67 (from 9 reviews)

2 months ago
This is great! sad to see its gone
This is a really great Vitamin C cream that does brighten. I have been using it for years, as my skin needs it. Note, it may sting on first use and if you don't apply it to your face with already wet hands. Mixing it with a little water will take away the stinging. The texture is gritty and it pills under makeup so I only use it at night. There is a noticeable brightening difference the next morning. The smell is not too bad, just a bit chemically. Sad to see it is no longer being stocked at Beauty Bliss 2024!

1 year ago
unusual texture
Not sure if it is normal or not but the texture is very gritty and I don't like to use it.
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1 year ago
Very good
Stings a little but it's absolutely working on my skin..I see my pigmentation fading and my skin is glowing beautifully.

2 years ago
Love it!
Added this in to my Ordinary night time routine (rotating with lactic acid in substitute) and it’s amazing. Hardy notice the slight gritty feeling other reviews have mentioned. Small ML bottle than I thought but I didn’t read that part! And you use hardly anything at a time. So good!

2 years ago
The ordinary fan
I am really unsure on this one. It feels so strange putting this on as it has a gritty texture, so almost feels like sandpaper on the face, not exactly pleasant feeling however I can confirm that my skin does look amazing the next morning! I use this about once or twice a week as I also use the l absorbic acid. You will either love or hate this one. You only need the tiniest amount, about the size of a pea!
Beauty Bliss Member
2 years ago
My new fav!
Love this product but it has a weird grainy texture I wasn’t expecting

2 years ago
Not for me
I liked the idea of adding vitamin C into my routine but I found it irritating and at times painful. Will not buy again.

2 years ago
My skin seems to be clearer
I have been using this at night for 5 days now. My skin really seems to be clearer and smoother. I use it under my normal moisturizer. I don't especially like the gritty feels of it when applying but am happy because it works! This is my second time trying this product and I will be happy to re-purchase :)

2 years ago
Cool product.
Have experienced "tingling" but it goes after a minute or so. I like the texture, absorbs well. I feel like this is helping with pigmentation. Looking forward to results in the months to come.
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