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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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.

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.

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

Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

Brand:
The Ordinary
Volume:
30ml

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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%

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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.

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.

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

Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin

Brand:
The Ordinary
Volume:
30ml

Transparency lies at the heart of our philosophy which is why we have partnered with tech-platform – Provenance – to cut through the industry ‘noise’ and equip you with key facts that matter. A 'proof point' with a green tick means a third party has verified the accuracy of the statement whereas no green tick means that there isn't independent confirmation (yet!), but that the brand has still supplied substantiating evidence (which you can view yourself). Discover the proof points for this product below.

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Love it. I recommend

It’s just been a week and I can already see the changes. My dark spots are fading. I recommend.

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Awesome

I ike this product!

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Not for those with oily skin

I’m sure this is a great product if you have very dry skin but if you have oily skin like me then you should skip this - my face felt like a chip shop!

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Awesome product.

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The ordinary ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin

I used it for 2 weeks it's really very nice. I see the difference on my face. I like it

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Dissapointed

I genuinely wanted to like this product, but it made my skin break out and to make matters worse, blemishes didn't heal. As soon as I stopped using it, my blemishes cleared up. Very disappointed. I Will not be using it again.

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I love it

Doesn't irritate me. It feels lovely on my skin and lightened my dark spots as well. I keep reordering it.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE..

This is truly my holy grail!

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Burning skin and redness

I was very disappointed by this product. As soon as I applied it to my skin I felt like I was burning and my face became red.I had to quickly rinse my face and every other time I tried using it it had the same effect.I used vitamin C products in the past but never had this issue so if you have sensitive skin I suggest you try a different product.

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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid + Alpha Arbutin review

I have been using this product since the beginning of April 2 to 3 times per week. Unfortunately, it irritates my skin pretty badly and leaves my skin swollen and red on my cheek and chin area where I need this product the most (dark spots). I feel weird heat on my skin after applying it (when I use it AM I always use sun protection). I have tried mixing it with my everyday moisturiser, but it didn't help much. I have still no idea if this product does me good or bad. So, I decided to give up on this Vit C after 6 months of using this product.

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