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    The OrdinaryAscorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%<p>Perfect for brightening skin and minimising the appearance of uneven skin tone, The Ordinary&#8217;s Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% is optimised for ideal stability. Notoriously difficult to keep stable, vitamin C and alpha arbutin do not perform at their best when combined with water &#8211; hence, this formula is completely water-free. It may feel slightly &#8216;oily&#8217; for a few seconds after application, despite the fact that it is completely free from oil. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reducing signs of ageing, while alpha arbutin is a highly purified biosynthetic active ingredient that reduces the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone. The Ordinary offers a host of vitamin C-based products to brighten skin &#8211; opt for this one if you&#8217;re looking for a &#8216;moderate&#8217; option and a &#8216;light oil&#8217; texture.</p>ORD043159177699151945245 stars, based on36 reviews 10.00Cult BeautyNew

    The Ordinary
    Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
    ( 30ml )

    £10.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      Stripping back unnecessary packaging and misleading ingredients, The Ordinary offers an abundance of brilliant, high-performing products at surprisingly affordable prices. This potent formula combines two of the most powerful brightening agents in skin care: pure vitamin C and alpha arbutin, both solubilised in a completely water-free formula for perfect stability. Brightening skin tone and reducing signs of ageing, this formula is particularly adept at reducing the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone. 

    • Description

      Perfect for brightening skin and minimising the appearance of uneven skin tone, The Ordinary’s Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% is optimised for ideal stability. Notoriously difficult to keep stable, vitamin C and alpha arbutin do not perform at their best when combined with water – hence, this formula is completely water-free. It may feel slightly ‘oily’ for a few seconds after application, despite the fact that it is completely free from oil. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reducing signs of ageing, while alpha arbutin is a highly purified biosynthetic active ingredient that reduces the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone. The Ordinary offers a host of vitamin C-based products to brighten skin – opt for this one if you’re looking for a ‘moderate’ option and a ‘light oil’ texture.

    • How to use

      Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM.

    • Full ingredients list

      Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

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    Reviews
    The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

    The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Reviews

    Amazing serum
    Since using this serum my skin has transformed and is sooooo much better, my skin became smoother, I even started getting less tiny spots, my dark marks lightened and my face is now one even complexion instead of uneven. It's excellent for dark spots.
    Lovely and brightening
    I really love this - I normally struggle to find serums or oils that don't make me break out, but this one seems to be working a treat. It's very lightweight and quick to sink in. I have definitely noticed how much brighter my skin looks, as well as how much less noticeable my old acne scars are! I use this every morning and every other evening (as there are some products in my nighttime skincare routine I cannot pair this with for my sensitive skin) but people with less sensitive skin could definitely use this twice a day everyday with no trouble!
    Must try!
    Seen a great improvement on the pigmentations on my skin definitely recommend it!
    Recommended!
    It's my 2nd time ordering with this page. Do recommended... I have used these products for more than six months and the results are amazing, my skin is hydrated, smooth, fresh-looking and glows.
    best starter vitamin C
    I have started using this daily every morning after cleansing and toner and before moisturiser/SPF. This product tingles ever so slightly (to be expected upon the first few uses), but I am already starting to see results after a couple of weeks. It does have quite a greasy consistency so I make sure to apply it at least 30 minutes before I apply my makeup to let it absorb - 1 star off for the greasiness but I will repurchase due to the results it has given me so far
    Amazing!
    Highly recommend for hyperpigmentation ☺️
    Great for evening out pigmentation
    This product helped me even out my skin pigmentation and minimize my sun spots. The texture is very light but a bit like an oil. I use it in the morning and it does take some time to absorb but once it is absorbed it leaves no residue on the skin.
    Definitely brightens
    I have been using this product for 15 days and it has definitely brightened my skin. For fading my hyperpigmentation marks I think I have to use religiously for sometime.
    Loved it
    I am using Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% in my morning skin care routine n ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc and Mandalic Acid in night skin care routine, I loved it, I am using these products from past 20 days n I can see brighten skin tone n reduce pore size around my nose,I have uneven skin tone and texture problem and I can see slight improvement in skin tone and texture, I am really happy with results and will continue using it, I will update my review in future after using it for longer period.
    Must Try
    Best product for bright glowing skin! Literally gives overnight results. Minimises pores too. Use only 3 drops all over the face. It's slightly oily and sticky but I use it at night and the days I'm at home in the mornings. I would recommend it to everyone with hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne marks. You are sure to love it!
    The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics
    Love this product so much. I have used the hyaluronic acid before but I prefer the Marine one more as its light and more absorbing. Love it under my make up.
    Good product
    I didn’t notice any dramatic results but hyperpigmentation takes a while to disappear. My only problem with The Ordinary is they have so many products so I tend to keep trying new ones and I've only used this for a month. I didn’t break out nor did this irritate my skin and sits nicely under makeup. I might try this again in the future but I’m currently trying out another vit C serum from The Ordinary.
    Vitamin C Serum
    Definitely worth the price - if you’re patient and encorporate the serum into a good, consistent skin care routine, the results are great!
    Крутая сыворотка от акне! - Cool acne serum!
    Я использую эту сыворотку не так давно, примерно неделю и уже вижу результат. Использую пока только в вечернем уходе, у меня сухая и проблемная кожа, через неделю использования данной сыворотки прыщи успокоились, пятна осветлились, тон кожи приобрел ровный вид и лицо сияет здоровым свечением!Я очень рекомендую Вам эту сыворотку!Попробуйте и вы поймете о чем я говорю! **** I used this serum not so long ago, about a week and I already see the result. I use it so far only in evening care, I have dry and problem skin, after a week of using this serum, the acne calmed down, the spots bleached, the skin tone became even and the face shines with a healthy glow! I highly recommend this! Try it and you will understand what I mean!
    Nice Vitamin C serum
    It might seem a bit oily and gathers on the surface of the skin but if you don't mind that it performs quite well (fixes the skin tone issues and lessens the acne scarring pigmentation)
    The Ordinary
    This product is relatively mild, the effect is not very remarkable but slowly improves my skin problems.
    Didn’t do anything
    I’ve been using this product for about a month and I honestly haven’t noticed any difference (my problem is post-acne, not scars, just dots all over my face with different color). Also the formula isn’t very comfortable, it resembles oil and I even find it drying when I apply some light moisturizer on top, so I have to always go with something heavy.
    Great Product!
    Started using this at focused spots for my pigmentation. This product did help removed them entirely, Also noticed more radiant skin after using. Definitely a keeper!
    Very Effective Serum
    I really like this serum. I have been using vitamin C and its derivatives for some time now, so my complexion is fairly used to it. However, this serum has some kick. Immediately after application you feel a warmth, but it goes away quickly. After only few days using it, my complexion is very clean and luminous. I highly recommend it.
    Great product
    I previously was using a serum by quite a hyped US/Danish brand - which was on the pricier side and I have to say this serum by TO has given me far better, noticeable results. Wouldn’t recommend mixing with the Niacinamide - and I use it straight after toner to avoid pilling!
    Too strong?
    I don’t necessarily think it´s a bad product, however my skin reaction was strong redness and irritation ( I applied it in the morning to clean face). The reaction appear almost right away. So i would definitely have to look for other vitamin C product.
    Brightens the skin
    I tried this solution for the first time and it really brightened up my skin.
    Serum
    It’s ok.
    Amazing!
    I have seen amazing results after the first use! I really love the way my skin looks like in the morning after using this on. I love how it becomes warm when rubbing it in. The only small downside is that it is not enough moisturizing to be used alone. You need to wear a cream or an oil on top of it.
    Great product
    In the past, I had posted a review of this product after using it for 20 days and as promised here I am writing this review after using it for 2 months. I loved it and it really did a great deal for my skin. I am still using the same regime ascorbic acid in morning and niacinamide at night, and these 3 products really do wonders for my skin, my pigmentation and uneven skin tone vanished, skin texture improved a lot, and pore size reduced. I used to have really oily skin but after using it my skin became less oily.
    Product services
    Good products effective service
    Perfect
    My favorite product to clarify the skin because it is not agressive and works
    The Ordinary Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin
    One of the best products. It's really made my skin Clear and healthy. For sure I'll order it again and again.
    Visible Results
    Now it's been 14 days that I am using this product and I can see that my skin is getting better and pigmentation is reducing. I am happy with the results and will surely buy more products from The Ordinary.
    Cleared up my skin
    This serum cleared up post-acne and other pigmentation problems, brightened skin tone. It's a bit oily, but my dry skin just love it. Great product!
    Great brand
    I do see a significant improvement in my skin tone, I will purchase more.
    Great product
    I have been been using this for a few weeks, my skin is definitely brighter and smoother. Not sure how well it has reduced my scarring, but I will definitely make sure I keep using this product.
    Fab Product
    Gentle and bight exfoliating; my skin has never been so clear and fresh looking!
    Great product
    I love The Ordinary products and this one didn’t disappoint. Wasn’t expecting the yellow colour but once I got over that I really enjoyed using this product at night. No irritation just smooth skin. Will re-purchase.
    Effective enough
    It smells like artificial candy, faint fruity smell. Not a great smell. The consistency is like a light oil. It feels a little sticky on the skin, but that feeling dissolves quickly. Also slightly tingles and makes my skin feel warm. It's not moisturizing at all, so use with something moisturizing on top. I have been using this product for months and it has really helped more with brightening my complexion than with diminishing pigmentation spots. It also helps with evening out my textured skin. I have brown skin with red undertones, I do recommend this product for skin of color.
    Brilliant
    I love this. I've been using it for about a month. I only use it in the morning with my Resveratrol and ferulic acid serum. I had severe pigmentation on my cheeks which has diminished such that I've switched from high coverage foundation to a tinted moisturiser! I will keep this in my routine.
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