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    The OrdinaryAlpha Arbutin 2% + HA<p>Anything but ordinary, this gel-like serum is formulated with a highly-concentrated dose of alpha arbutin &#8211; a skin-brightening ingredient that works by reducing melanin production. Targeting hyper-pigmentation, age spots, dark spots, marks and scars by inhibiting melanin, The Ordinary&#8217;s Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA helps to balance confused complexions and even out the skin&#8217;s texture. With the addition of a highly efficacious form of hyaluronic acid for enhanced delivery, the serum penetrates deep beneath the skin&#8217;s surface&#8230;</p>ORD013114657699151902505 stars, based on164 reviews 7.00Cult BeautyNew
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    The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

    The Ordinary
    Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
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    • Why it's Cult

      Supercharged with alpha arbutin (a safe skin-brightening ingredient that reduces melanin production), this high-potency, gel-like serum targets the look of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots to reveal more even, younger-looking skin. Also enhanced with hyaluronic acid, the serum delivers its advanced active ingredients deep into skin.

    • Description

      Anything but ordinary, this gel-like serum is formulated with a highly-concentrated dose of alpha arbutin – a skin-brightening ingredient that works by reducing melanin production. Targeting hyper-pigmentation, age spots, dark spots, marks and scars by inhibiting melanin, The Ordinary’s Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA helps to balance confused complexions and even out the skin’s texture. With the addition of a highly efficacious form of hyaluronic acid for enhanced delivery, the serum penetrates deep beneath the skin’s surface…

    • How to use

      Apply a few drops to face in the morning and evening as part of your skin care regimen. Use sun protection in the morning.

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

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    The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

    The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Reviews

    Helps fade post acne scars
    I bought this a while ago, and I'm so happy that I did. At the age of 27, I suddenly started getting acne (blackheads, all different kinds of pimples etc). Even the ones under the skin that never surface but leave big dark marks started disappearing after using this. It also helps to fade new pigmentation. My dark marks disappear much faster, and I'm much less prone to hyperpigmentation from blemishes. The only negative thing I can say is that it tends to leave my skin a bit dry. I have to use it while my skin is damp or use it with a hydrating mist to avoid that - which is not a problem.
    Which I hadn’t used this
    I bought this for 3 annoying scars that I had on my cheek that just wouldn’t budge. They weren’t active spots but red marks left over. I used this once and woke up the next day with a huge breakout on my cheek. I’ve now got a rash of spots which appear to be leaving their marks too. Wish I hadn’t bothered with this as I’ve not found a serum from The Ordinary which my skin has agreed with and this is the final time I will buy one of their serums. Hopefully I can find something to clear it up as I’m feeling fed up and embarrassed about this big breakout which is textured, red and sore.
    Love this serum. Does reduce dark spots, doesn't irritate my skin.
    Love everything
    I have never been so impressed with everything, the service received from Cult Beauty was amazing and the products work so well, my blemishes are disappearing day by day.
    Alpha Arbutin
    Best serum ever... It works wonders on my skin and I truly can see a big difference.
    I love thissss.
    Holy grail
    One of the best serums I have tried from The Ordinary. You can easily see results as early as 2 weeks when you use it religiously lol it was able to reduce the marks left by my mask-ne and this is going to stay on my routine foreverrrrrr
    I love to use this alpha arbutin!!!!
    Awesome Purchase
    I can clearly see my acne scars reducing with just 3 times use. So happy and impressed with the product and delivery :)
    Works for medium skin!
    Saw some reviews mentioning that this product works particularly well in combo with The Inkey List’s “Tranexamic Acid Night Treatment”, so I decided to try the same. As such, I can only comment on how they work together, and not just this product on its own. That said, my medium (I’m South American) acne-prone skin is loving this combo! Because my skin is also quite sensitive (and because I don’t like mixing too many active ingredients in one go), I alternate using my acne-prevention products (namely, Differin) one night, and this combo the next. It’s only been a few weeks, but I’ve noticed a BIG difference in my acne scars, and other small bits of hyperpigmentation: they’re definitely lighter!! My skin tone also seems more generally even and smoother. Worth noting that for deeper sun damage (I have some more stubborn hyperpigmentation on my cheeks) it’s only helped a tiiiny bit. But still, so impressive! I think maybe longer-term use would move the needle in regards to deeper hyperpigmentation too.. I’ll report back!
    Worth the repurchase
    Got one of these for a friend, she loved it so much I'm getting her a second bottle.
    Good for pigmentation and acne scars
    An absolute daily essential both for dry skin or acne scar suffers. I tend to use this before moisturisers and serums as I find it helps better absorb my skincare products. BE PATIENT, however - it won't get rid of your acne scars overnight. It took me a good couple of months of daily usage to notice any changes in my skin texture, but well worth it. Can't beat the price too! 1 star off for the size, due to how much I use this I only wish it was stocked in a bigger size!
    Good product
    It's a good product that essentially brightens the skintone and fades marks /scarring.
    Best for pigmentation
    I had very bad dark patches left around my eyes and around my mouth after eczema break out (which went away after a couple of months). I felt extremely insecure. However, I purchased this serum and it worked amazingly and it lightened the darkness quite a lot. I purchased it again, but this time along with the Inkey Lists tranexamic acid night treatment, both the products have greatly reduced my dark patches. A piece of advice for anyone who purchases skincare products - results from a product wont show straight away - it takes approximately 2 months to see any sort of changes.
    Love it!
    I loved the product from the get-go! Saw an improvement in the appearance of acne scars. And leaves a glow I absolutely love! Highly recommended! Just wish it came in a bigger bottle.
    Very good but
    if you want to wear makeup you should'nt apply it underneath, so that the dead cells will not be seen.
    Value for money
    This is the second time I've used it and it has does wonders. Though it's not that strong for harsh cases of hyper-pigmentation, when used after the Peeling AHA or the Glycolic Tonic it vanishes skin discoloration and sunspots. It takes diligence to achieve results so don't give up. Combine it with the Azelaic Acid and you've got a winner.
    I keep repurchasing this. It’s very hydrating and I can honestly say my post-acne pigmentation has decreased dramatically. In general, my skin just feels better after I use it. I’d recommend it.
    Best for hyperpigmentation
    Truly like no other when it comes to hyperpigmentation! After two weeks there was a major reduction in my acne scarring and dark spots - so impressed, especially for the price.
    Hyperpigmentation hero
    I suffer from hormonal spot which leave bright red scaring on my face for up to 6 months. This product has truly been a life saver and left me feeling pretty again. Scars don’t completely disappear but when used consistently results are apparent within 3 days. My scars fade significantly, enough to be covered with light makeup. I’m so happy I found this product.
    Budget Pigmentation Hero!
    Cheap yet effective! Perfect for my oily skin which tends to scar from hormonal spots. The texture is almost liquid-gel like and dries down a little tacky but once moisturiser is applied, you feel none of that tackiness. It really has worked for me.
    Worked within a week
    I used this when I got loads of hyperpigmentation marks on my jaw out of nowhere. Using this serum evening & morning (with SPF in the day) made them pretty much disappear in a week! Including some stubborn ones on my chin that I’ve had for years. Very impressed. I used this by itself with no moisturisers etc and it didn’t dry me out or cause any issues.
    The best serum ever
    Works wonders. Especially with its best friend, niacinamide. Love it. Love it so much.
    This product has been the best skin care product I have purchased, it shows amazing results and has worked very well for me, I will carry on purchasing this again.
    انصح بن / I recommend
    انصح به جدا ولن تشاهد النتيجه الا مع الاستمرار استخدمه مع نياسيناميد خفت الاثار بشكل مبحوظ ويعطي توهج للبشره I recommend it very much and you will not see the result unless you continue using it with niacinamide The effects have noticeably diminished and gives a glow to the skin
    It has been really good for balancing my sunspots
    Acne scars
    I had a very acne-prone skin and I had terrible scars the past few weeks and after applying this I SAW RESULTS EVERY DAY!!! The scars kept getting lighter day by day so I highly recommend this
    Not suitable for my dry sensitive skin
    I used to wear Alpha Arbutin serum before, and it works very well on my dry sensitive skin. However I just purchase this serum again but I notice my skin start coming out will tiny pimples and sadly my face breakout quite bad.
    Good product
    Good product but unfortunately my skin was too sensitive for it. Caused red and inflamed areas on jawline. Good price though.
    Worth it!
    I have suffered severe acne for years which has luckily cleared up (due to medication) however I got left with marks,redness,uneven skin tones (due to trying absolutely every product out there and damaging my skin more). I purchased the Alpha Arbutin and noticed a difference within 2weeks,it has definitely made my acne scars fade, and made my overall skin seem clearer. I would recommend this affordable product!
    I used this product every day until it ran out, hoping it would have some positive effect of my severe dark spots. Alas, it made no difference whatsoever, it didn't even slightly lighten them. However, it seems to have worked for some people and it's cheap enough to give it a go.
    Second time buying this product! I have oily, spot prone skin and this has totally brightened my skin and left it so smooth! Love the Ordinary products they have transformed my skin!!
    So good!
    Amazing! This is the 3rd time I've purchased it!
    Pigmentation reduction.
    This is great for fading pigmentation marks. My skin started to have noticeable results after three weeks.
    I use this once a day at night time and wear an SPF of 50+ in the morning. For myself, my freckles have diminished and people regularly pay me compliments on how rosey my cheeks appear and how clear my skin looks. This product also has great hydrating properties. I have dry skin and since using this product, I haven't needed to use my usual moisturisers. This is definitely a firm favorite.
    Hyperpigmentation start to lighten
    My skin hyperpigmentation start to lighten within two weeks .. I am so happy with the results ..I really recommend this product
    It was fantastic, at first I was not that convinced with the effect but later on about a week I see the difference on my skin. It lightens my dark spots and it controls the production of oil in my face. It was truly nice to recommend to my friends and family. Amazing!
    Good serum
    I write my feedback after one month of using this serum! It's really good and make my skin lighter
    Ordinary serum
    Fantastic noticing a difference since using this.
    Didn't work for my skin
    The day after I used this my skin was peeling and dry. Laid off for a few weeks and tried again and the same thing happened... definitely not for me. Texture is nice though, a bit like the hyaluronic acid serum.
    Alpha Arbutin
    I love how lightweight and non-greasy this is. It brightens uneven skin.
    excellent product but give it time to work
    I see lots of reviews that say "I used this product 3 times... for 1 week, for one month...and didn't see any results"... time is the key. I have lots of pigmentation spots, dots, coin-sized brown marks, etc from skin that scars with any blemish or spot, sun (Australia) or no reason at all. Pus my skin was looking a bit strained and dry. I've been using a regimen of TO Alpha Arbutin plus Niacimide plus the S25 vitamin C booster for around eight months now and there are definite and marked results. Pigmentation on my neck where I had two large brown patches has faded by 70% and pigmentation on my face by about 60%. My skin looks fresher, plumper and feels incredibly soft and smooth. I've been using the Alpha Arbutin and Niacinamide in the morning and the Niacinamide and s25 booster in the evening, sometimes I add the resveratrol in plus squalene and a night cream. I use lactic acid occasionally for exfoliation. I use a day moisturiser with 50+ sunscreen too. I have sensitive skin and none of these products irritate my skin. I added in the arbutin about 3 months into my routine and I think it has made the difference, I'm really happy with the results but it just needs time and perseverance.
    Love This Product
    OMG I love this product. It is absolutely amazing. I apply and pat in a few drops to my face after washing and I saw and felt an instant difference in my skin. It was more plump, felt super soft and had a more even texture which was so unbelievable. It has Hyaluronic Acid in it which is a added bonus for me.
    Can visibly see results in only 4 to 5 days! Holy grail product for me, already ordered another backup.
    Not for Hyperpigmentation
    Did essentially nothing to reduce hyperpigmentation, very disappointed. Otherwise good for general skin texture.
    Barely made any difference to my hyperpigmentation around my mouth which is disappointing as I've always been a fan of The Ordinary products. Wouldn't bother wasting my money on this again.
    Holy grail
    I had red signs of acne for years. This product, along with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% + HA and Lactic Acid 10% + HA was the holy grail for my face. I bought it again and again and again.
    The worst!
    Prior to using this, my skin hadn't experienced any breakouts for over a month. The first week of using this product I started to see random black heads and little bumps forming on my forehead and cheeks. The blackheads eventually turned into spots and this led to a big breakout. I stopped using it and am waiting for the blackheads and bumps to fade. Also I saw no difference in my pre-existing hyper pigmentation. Honestly worst product for skin and don't recommend.
    I’m the only one who’s noticed!
    I’ve been using this for most mornings and evenings for a few weeks now and I’ve definitely noticed a more even tone in my skin. However, I really hoped that it would make my brown age spot fade or disappear, but sadly not yet. I will be buying it again as I like the overall effect.
    Great Purchase
    Definitely happy with this product, bought it a 2nd time. Skin is more bright, less dark spots.
    Cleared up my awful post pill acne
    Last week my acne was so bad and the scars were so pigmented so I quickly purchased this in hope that it would help my post pill acne that has been a constant battle. Less than a week later, my scars have lightened, my skin looks SO much better and I can actually look in the mirror without makeup on! Amazing I will keep re-purchasing!!
    Love all the ordinary products and the Cult Beauty service is amazing... I am new convert and every week I just keep buying the ordinary products in awe how amazing my skin looks since started using this products.
    Not so great
    I was so excited to try this product, as I saw quite good reviews and I have a sensitive skin around my cheeks, and I saw in one of the website it says it’s good for sensitive skin.Although quite disappointed as I applied in the night and the next morning, my skin was bit itchy and around my cheeks was quite red and I had quite a few little bumps, which I never suffered from! So I guess it’s big No for me.
    So Far So Good
    I have been using this products for about 2 weeks, and although I am not sure about any pigmentation or scars fading or disappearing (yet), my skin texture has improved and have overall brightness which I am happy with. I use this along with 2 other Ordinary products and moisturizer on top, and the mixture is working well with my skin. I only use 2 drops each application, morning and evening- a little goes a long way, as the HA from this brand is quite sticky and a bit goopy. So far so good- Happy!
    99% Better Skin!
    I will continue to use this! I've just bought my third bottle. I now feel confident without wearing makeup majority of the time. But this isn't a miracle worker, i still expect the odd spots sometimes when I'm due my period. Wouldn't stop using now! Fast delivery too.
    I'm quite dark skinned - MAC NW55/Fenty 460 or 480. I got this to help fade acne scars and hyper-pigmentation I've had for years from teenage acne. Used this as instructed (AM and PM) and after less than a month, my scars are visibly faded, my skin tone is more even, and it has not lightened my skintone which is amazing. I love it! Will re-purchase and likely reduce to either AM or PM once I'm satisfied with the evenness of my skin.
    Brilliant, brilliant and more brilliant
    This product was my introduction to this brand and I got an extra bottle for my mum. Well what a result, her sun spots of years are fading and she is on her 2nd bottle. Love this!
    It's great
    Unfortunately as I started using it I spent the day out in the sun. The product helped a lot to clear the sun burn and now I'm just waiting to see it work on my dark marks. So far so good.
    I love it and I will repurchase it all the time! At first, I thought it doesn't work, but after some time I realized it really does. I only use it in the evening, so if u use it twice per day maybe it has even better results!
    It works.
    Great if you have any sun spots or acne marks to improve. Also, don't forget your sunscreen. Power combination.
    This mid-tone complexion black girl loves it!
    I started using The Ordinary about a month ago and I love it! I used this Alpha Arbutin in conjunction with the Hylaronic Acid and the 100% Plant m-Derived Squalane. My skin texture is smoother, I’ve seen a dramatic decrease in the dark marks on my cheeks, and I feel like I’m glowing!
    Delightful surprise
    This product is amazing. I have been using it for a month now and I can see visible improvements to the hyperpigmentation on my face. As a dark skin girl I was skeptical I must say; however, I am very impressed.
    Luv it! Helps brightening and reduce redness.
    Wonder product
    I have combination skin and I have suffered from breakouts and scarring for years. This didn't clear it all (teenage hormones are still alive and well) but this got rid of the majority of my scarring and has improved my breakouts by a lot in the space of a couple of months (although I noticed results within a couple of days).
    The ordinary is awesome
    Its my first purchase and so far I'm thrilled
    Good products but not that impressive
    I have had problems with acne spot for so long because my skin condition is always hard to faded those scars. This one make my skin lighter obviously and can fade acne scars a little bit as I use this for 1.5 months. Anyway I am so sad that Cult Beauty won't ship The Ordinary products to my country anymore. Cult Beauty team have always answered my question and shipping products faster than other website. Please reconsider to shipped this to Thailand again. Thank you.
    Good products
    My first purchase and I love it!
    מוצר מעולה מבהיר פיגמהטציה ונעים על העור *** An excellent product that brightens pigmentation and improves the skin.
    Very good serum
    This is my second bottle with alpha arbutin. it works like a magic. Really love how it works on my skin. Sadly Cult Beauty have stopped shipped to Malaysia.
    No limit
    Overall I love this product
    Worth It
    This serum really fades my scars after almost 4 months, it takes time but totally worth it! Worked so well with snail mucin and azelaic acid. My skin appears brighter and softer! Love it!
    You Deserve It
    I use it with "Niacinamide" in the morning and with“azelaic acid” at night. My skin appears brighter and softer! You deserve it.
    Great serum
    Been using this for a few months and noticing my scars are fading, gonna keep repurchasing XOXO
    The best yet
    I’ve used this for a few weeks now, and I definitely see a difference. I’ve tried all sorts of stuff that has never worked, this on the other hand, so far, is the best ever!
    Will definitely buy again
    I love this product as it fades away my acne scars, I use it with AGS and both works wonder to my skin. Will definitely buy this again.
    Holy Grail Serum
    I really like to use it since making my skin more brightening. Will keep repurchasing.
    Works, just be patient
    So in summer 2017 I had acne for the first time in my life (I'm 19) I got rid of it thanks to my dermatologist but I was left with some dark spots all over my cheeks. I decided to give this serum a go and at first, I was very disappointed and sceptical. One month in and there were no results, I was even thinking that it's causing me to break out but I figured out that if I bought it I'm going to use it up and then decide if it was a waste of money or not. I started using this product in February (I've taken a before picture just to keep track of the progress) and now when I'm sitting down to writing this review it's may. So that means that I have been using this product for good 3 months, I snapped some pictures again I tried to keep the lighting very similar and YES THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! The spots are still on there but they are far less prominent! Next on my wishlist is the rosehip oil I heard that is good for hyperpigmentation as well :) Would recommend if you don't mind waiting for the result (a chemical peel at a salon will give you better results quicker but it's more expensive).
    Noticeable difference
    I really like this. I use this with the hyaluronic acid and Paula's Choice azelaic acid. Lovely combination, my skin looks so different lately. It's bright and my acne scarring is slowly fading.
    My skin is very scared from acne throughout my life, my pigment was really bad especially on and around my chin and mouth area! This product is amazing I’ve just finished my first bottle about to purchase my second. My skin is so clear there are still a couple of deep scars which I don’t think will ever go, but the redness and darker areas have gone, I used this product pretty much every morning and night since July 2017 so it has lasted me 5 months. I can not rate it enough! Also, have a lot of other products from the range and love them all. Thank you!
    Holy Grail
    This is my holy grail product. A MUST HAVE in every skincare routine. It makes my scars fade even though it might take some time. I LOVE IT. I will always repurchase.
    Didn't help with skin pigmentation.
    You can't argue with its efficacy at this price point
    At this price point, I wasn't expecting groundbreaking results but I did see my dark spots / acne scars / hyperpigmentation lighten gradually after using the whole bottle so I was pleasantly surprised. I tend to use it as a spot treatment and has served me well.
    love the full range
    Since I started using the ordinary my skin has improved. It's softer smoother and although my dark patch for the sun hasn't disappeared, gradually lightening up. Highly recommend.
    Works like a charm
    miracle worker
    Trust the process
    I’m very impatient and like to see results quickly, but you have to be a little patient with this. Took me a week of daily application before seeing slight results and then two weeks into it and my scars started disappearing!! So worth the money but just be patient with it and use it daily
    On the fence
    I used it 2 years ago and was really good. I decided to try it again and caused my skin to flare up.
    It really works on my skin!!!
    Holy grail
    I am the person who was so done having sensitive skin, acnes and continuous picking up my skin left scars and uneven skin tone due to this and diys.i was so insecure of looking my face into mirror but but this has lightened the PIH. If this was a person, i would give it a bigggg hug
    Brilliant, product
    Hi, I would definitely recommend this product if you gave acne brown pigmentation marks, and discolouration to. It works wonders and you will definitely see results. As being an Asian, I had really bad skin, would get breakouts on chin most of were cystic acne and I was left with scars, and discolouration on my face. I would definitely recommend two products to use to achieve great skin, first use the ordinary mandelic acid and second the arbutin acid they both work together very well and you will see a difference in your skin tone and the smoothness of it.
    Awesome product
    Definitely worth the purchase, love it!
    I love this product. My skin sucks it up and it's made my skin so much brighter. My pigmentation is also fading
    Giant Freckle Killer!
    I'm a freckly person and as I've started to age I've acquired a lovely 'giant' freckle on my face about the size of a 2p piece [not to mention some quite marvelous liver spots on the back of my hands.] Anyhow, I can definitely see a difference in the mark after a month of use and I don't apply it every day. I'll definitely be buying this again.
    Good product but it has not shown desired results for my skin
    Always sold out for a reason
    I always had to grab 2-3 of these at once. Works wonders on my skin! Helps to prevent & reduce acne scars.
    You have to be patient with this product as it takes a while to notice any difference but it WORKS! I use mine with Tranxemic Acid from THE INKEY LIST and they are honestly the best combo! My dark spots are fading (slowly but surely) and it doesn't irritate my skin either! Just make sure to use in moderation and moisturise well after using the product and wear sunscreen in the AM or it will deffo dry your skin out!
    Recently got rid of my acne so the next battle is my acne scars and this serum has faded them significantly. It’s really lightweight and honestly works! If you have acne scars, hyperpigmentation or anything like that honestly get this serum.
    Just on my second bottle and my skin feels and looks clearer and plumper
    Far from Ordinary
    This is one of the best skincare ranges I have used. The Alpha Arbutin leaves my skin feeling soft and bright. I have noticed the lightening of dark spots. Will buy this product again.
    My Holy Grail
    This particular product from The Ordinary has been a skin saviour! Truly! I could see my dark acne scars faded. Hence, would definitely repurchase as it works well when combined with Niacinamide.
    Life changing
    Now that I have used this product for an entire year and am purchasing a second bottle today I’m going to leave my review on this bottle of absolute magic! Background: Combination skin, but when my skin is dry it is literally peeling. I have very acne prone skin, despite good eating habits and cutting out dairy, hormones and genetics gave me incredibly bad acne in my early teens and came back again when I turned 17. Prescribed acne medication got rid of the pimples but I was left with red and brown marks on my skin that were completely flat but looked like acne. It was all over my face and my confidence was at an absolute low, couldnt even look people in the eyes because of it. I contacted The ordinary team and asked them for their recommendations and they reccomended this. I’d already used the lactic acid 5%+HA and didnt find much difference. But this product has helped me fade marks and red/brown hyperpigmentation that has been on my face since I was 14 (im now 19) Of course I still get some spots here and there from hormones but because I use this every morning they dont leave marks. buy it!!!
    Does work
    I have stubborn dark spots on my face and legs, I wished to get rid of. I can honestly say that this has helped fade the marks by 60/70%. Will definitely buy again.
    Alpha arbutin
    The Best
    This is by far the best serum to take care of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. I love it. After many very expensive visits to the dermatologist, and expensive drugstore treatments that did not worked. This serum faded the dark spots in just one week. They are sooooo much ligther. I strongly recommend it. Amazing!
    Beauty products
    Very nice
    Fab product
    Love this product. It has helped me even out my skin tone and dark patches. Highly recommend
    My favorite Ordinary product
    I use it daily with my High Frequency wand and it is amazing, love it!
    Buy it now!
    Honestly, this has been the best thing for my skin. I use it every other day and most of my scars have faded. Doesn’t dry out the skin either with is a plush. Would definitely recommend to anyone with acne scarring.
    Does nothing!
    I bought this product with such high hopes that it would help to fade my acne scars. I have more or less used the whole bottle up and my scars have not faded in the slightest. I am so disappointed as this product had such great reviews. Not worth buying in my opinion.
    Good for my skin
    I purchased a number of The Ordinary products and I'm so glad I did. My skin looks and feels so much better. Even friends via face time have made comment how good my skin looks. The products arrived swiftly too. Thoroughly recommend.
    I have been using it almost three weeks, day and night, and for some red marks I had from spots it worked very well after a few days of use. In general my skin looks brighter but unfortunately did not help a lot with sun spots in my forehead.
    Can’t see the hype
    After reading the reviews I was so excited to try this product hoping that it will help with my hyperpigmentation and it has been almost a month of consistently using this product along with SPF and haven’t noticed any changes as of yet. I usually never break out from products but this also made me get the odd bumps here and there. Don’t know what to make of this product so will continue to use but don’t have any high hopes!
    Gentle hyper-pigmentation eliminator.
    After stopping my birth control pills, I broke out with cystic acne on my cheeks and jawline. So after my acne calmed down, I was left with acne scarring. And my skin is prone to dark spots, I started using this affordable serum after reading recommendations. I have only been using this for 2 weeks and I have seen results. Believe the hype.
    Broke me out
    I love every products i have bought from the ordinary, I have the niacinamide, rose hip oil, peeling mask, Vit B5 + HA, and they all worked really well.After my skin cleared up, I wanted to focus on treating the acne scars so I opted for this. Unfortunatly, after using it for a few days, i noticed some breakouts, and as soon as i stopped using it, the breakouts went away, so it's either it works for you or it doesn't!!
    So I've been using this product for approximately a month. I really wanted to love this product. However, the bottle is almost empty.... and unfortunately I haven't seen much changes in my hyperpigment spots, some days it actually looks darker. My overall complexion seems a bit brighter.... but thats about it. will continue to use it until the bottle is empty.
    Absolutely love!
    I’ve been using this serum every night, after which I apply the Azelaic Acid Suspension and my night moisturizer. I’ve noticed such a huge difference in my acne scarring - most have lightened significantly! I even use less foundation and concealer because my complexion is way more even toned.
    I am using this serum for a month in conjunction with niacinamide. I noticed a huuuuge difference since the first week, my hormonal acne scars disappeared and my tone seems not even. I definitely recommend it for anyone suffering from hyperpigmentation.
    Love this stuff! I like how it can be used in conjunction with almost anything.
    Luxurious feel
    Totally amazing and has helped clear my acne scarring so much. Will keep reordering
    Haven't notice any changes after 2 weeks
    Received the product just right before I went overseas for retreat. So, the actual usage is only about 2 weeks. I use this only in the am after Niacinamide followed by lotion and sunscreen. Haven't notice any significant changes for my post inflammatory acne spot. But I will keep on using as Alpha Arbutin has been proven scientifically to have lightening effect on hyperpigmentation.
    Alpha arbutin 2% +HA
    The price is amazing. The consistency is quite thin and the product easily absorbs into the skin. However, the product doesn't work for my skin type. I find myself always breaking out a few days after using it. I stopped using it for a week and tried again with the same result. I don't blame the product though as I have quite sensitive skin. It might work for you if your skin is less problematic and easily receptive to new products.
    Definitely Cult
    As many others have said, give this product a try and give it time to do its magic. You won't regret it. I will also mention that I was super impressed by the fast delivery.
    Plumps and brightens
    After using this serum religiously for 2 weeks now, I can already see the difference in my PIH. It's amazing and has lighten upto 30-40% of my marks. Definitely recommend to atleast give it a try.
    For the price, this is great
    I bought it for my PIE (Postinflammatory Erythema). Getting older makes the process of fading the scars much longer. I do have to say that you have to be patient to see the results.
    I love this product for quickly healing spots and how it makes my skin looks amazing. Highly recommend!
    very gentle
    I've only used it three times, and the whitening effect is uncertain. It is less irritating than Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.
    Product shows nice results with continued use over time
    I posted a review on this product, and although I was not overly impressed by the results of the product, I had continued to use it, and I am happy to say that the product had in fact proved itself with time. My dark marks have faded quite a bit and my complexion is bright.
    Holy grail
    I had red signs of acne for years. This product, along with Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA and Lactic Acid 10% + HA was the holy grail for my face. I bought it again and again and again.
    My first bottle of this product is almost complete, and while I did notice a slight brightening of my complexion, I will not repurchase this product as the results were not that fantastic. I had mild pigmentation due to acne and this product did not cause those to fade away, my darker pigmentation spots are also still very visible. I was not impressed with this product, however, I am OBSESSED with the Niacinamide and Retinol 0,2% by the ordinary! well done!! xx
    I've been struggling with acne and acne scars for more than 5 years and this is the only product that worked for me. Visible results in less than a week.
    This thing didn't do pretty much anything for my skin after a month of use, except for breaking me out every now and then.
    2 in 1
    It highly hydrates my skin and helps brighten my uneven dry skin. Love to use in the morning with cream moisturizer or solely after evening cleansing and toning.
    Really good!
    I definitely noticed that my skin got more even, brighter and some of my small acne scars started to fade. I have currently used half the bottle, and I will buy again! I have dry, dull and uneven skin, and this product has helped in each of these areas. The only negative thing about it, is that if I use it every day, I get teeny tiny bumps on my face. They disappear quickly, but I find it weird since I don't have sensitive skin. Overall good product!!!
    This product is wonderful and the best one I have tried so far for reducing my deep acne scars. I like the gel consistency and that there is no smell. It is not drying, does not pill and does not cause any breakouts. Unlike other products that are supposed to help with dark spots - this product actually makes the spots and scars themselves lighter - rather than making the skin around the scars lighter and this way actually emphasising the scars. I nearly used up the while bottle and my skin looks so much better and spots are less visible. I love it so much that I stocked up and want to try it with micro-needling tool.
    Big No
    Really disappointing results as I was very excited to use it. I tried it in the night and the next day had very red cheeks with little bumps, which I had never experienced before. So big No for me.
    Has visibly reduced hyperpigmentation and acne scars! Also, added a nice glow to my face. Works great on sensitive skin which I have. I really recommend this product.
    Alpha Arbutin
    Very nice. Thanks.
    Didn't work for me
    I've been using this consistently for almost 2 months and unfortunately, I've seen no difference in my skin.
    Really something
    My skin has felt brighter and better since I have been using this. I have to be careful in this harsh winter as exfoliating can leave my skin sensitive and it's only on those days that this has been too harsh for my skin.
    Avoid if you have sensitive skin
    I bought this item after seeing all the good reviews but unfortunately, my skin turned worse after using it. It is very strong so think before using it if you have sensitive skin. My perfectly good skin is horrible now. I honestly wouldn’t advise buying it.
    Truly, life changing. Also, I have been using for one month now. And it has completely helped my skin, to miniseries pores and shrink the size. Totally worth it.
    Alpha arbutin.
    Brilliant product.. it really does work.
    My first ordinary product! I have sensitive skin. It just made my skin so plump and clear. My complexion improved. Recommended to many friends and I've ordered for them too.
    First Serum
    I combine it a few times a week with the lactic acid and I can say that even though my acne didn't go away, my face doesn't get dry anymore and pigmentation goes away faster.
    It brightened my hyperpigmentation.
    I'm impressed
    Started using a few days ago and already in love. Very light texture and skin is soft. I think it will become part of daily skincare routine.
    I love it so much!
    I bought for hyperpigmentation on forehead. After a few weeks there is no real change. £7 wasted. Texture is nice and not greasy. That's the only positive.
    Best product
    Enemy to my acne scars. It works well on me but please ship this again to Malaysia I don't know where I can buy this stock again.
    Didn’t see great results.
    Glued to this product
    I can't live without this serum. Very light texture and suits my skin well. I have repeatedly purchased this many times.
    It's a fab product feels divine on my skin.
    This is my Favorite skincare
    I love this product, But the smell is terrible. I use it with moisturiser My face is so bright
    Great for my skin
    I’ve been using this for a month and it has helped to smooth out my skin especially the chin area where I have hyper pigmentation and dryness.
    A must in my skincare routine
    Absolutely love this. Works amazing on my olive skin. I do have the occasional breakout and they leave hyperpigmentation behind. This helps fade those pesky flaws away and I'm now flaw free. I do use this together with the Niacinamide to keep my face blemish free. Absolutely love it!
    Wish theres no quantity limit
    This is amazing and is always a hot selling item and almost everyone I know is using it.
    The BOOM !!!!!!
    I've used four bottles of this and you think I'm gonna stop there? Hell no! I love this so much
    I don't have enough words to describe this amazing product! It's like a magic elixir. My pigmentation has faded after 3 weeks of consistently using it, am and pm. This is coming from someone who has gone for peels, used derma rollers, bio-oil, skin lighteners, you name it. My friend recommended this to me, literally so grateful! Don't even think twice about it, just buy it and see for yourself. £7, cant go wrong!
    Works well, be persistent
    I have dark skin, warm and acne prone, I used to have a 'The ordinary craze' but this is definitely one of the ones that work! I reordered this because it helped me clear the dark spots and hyper-pigmentation caused by acne and the sun respectively. It's such a miracle product- but I'd paired it with retinol/retinoid, to see the full potential of it.
    Love this
    I'm mixed and always get dark spots after a pimple. This product has completely removed these and I now have even skin color again. It has not removed old pigment spots, but I will continue to use this for a few months. Keep in mind that pigment spots take a long time to remove.
    This really helped with my scaring and pigmentation!
    Did zero results on skin pigmentation
    I have been using this product for the past 2 months every day and night. Good to remove spots, but did absolutely ZERO to my skin.
    First product from The Ordinary and will not be the last.
    I did not see my pigmentation (from sun damage) lighten only until my first bottle was nearly empty. Suddenly the brown spots look like they are breaking down. On my 2nd bottle now and I'm seeing further improvement, some spots are no longer visible. Texture is tacky but just apply a thin layer of moisturiser over it and all is well.
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