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    The OrdinaryLactic Acid 10% + HA<p>Offering gentle &#8211; yet extraordinary &#8211; exfoliation with lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) this lightweight serum stimulates cell regeneration to reduce pigmentation, diminish acne scars and age spots and improve overall skin texture. Don&#8217;t be perturbed by the irritation often associated with acid use &#8211; The Ordinary&#8217;s Lactic Acid 10% + HA contains purified Tasmanian pepperberry to reduce signs of inflammation and soothe the sensitivity sometimes caused by exfoliation. Also enhanced with heroic hydrating ingredient hyaluronic acid, this super-charged serum strengthens the lipid barrier to improve the skin&#8217;s ability to attract and retain moisture.</p>ORD015114677699151903735 stars, based on115 reviews 5.80Cult BeautyNew
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    The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

    The Ordinary
    Lactic Acid 10% + HA
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    • Why it's Cult

      Offering gentle exfoliation, uneven skin tone and textual irregularities are top of the target list for this lightweight serum. Formulated with lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid that offers exquisite exfoliation) and Tasmanian pepperberry (to reduce signs of inflammation), this trusty treatment stimulates cell regeneration to reduce pigmentation and improve overall skin texture. 

    • Description

      Offering gentle – yet extraordinary – exfoliation with lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) this lightweight serum stimulates cell regeneration to reduce pigmentation, diminish acne scars and age spots and improve overall skin texture. Don’t be perturbed by the irritation often associated with acid use – The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid 10% + HA contains purified Tasmanian pepperberry to reduce signs of inflammation and soothe the sensitivity sometimes caused by exfoliation. Also enhanced with heroic hydrating ingredient hyaluronic acid, this super-charged serum strengthens the lipid barrier to improve the skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture.

    • How to use

      Apply once per day, ideally in the evening. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician. (Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.)

      Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions. 

    • Full ingredients list

      Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, Potassium Citrate, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

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    The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA

    The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Reviews

    I LOVE IT (and it's a rebuy)
    I really like this acid to apply on the PM. It's so good and even though my skin get's a bit dewy, I rinse it on the AM and my skin doesn't get more oily. I don't know how it worksabout correcting uneven skin tones but I like how it feels on my face. I just rebought it.
    So great! Works wonders!
    You may be wondering now why I only gave this product four stars... and it’s because the only fault is, if you’re going based on experience alone, this product does have a slightly odd smell to it. If you’re trying to have a relaxing spa night or some me-time, it could be a little distracting. Besides that, this is an amazing product. It has a very thin consistency that absorbs easily into your face, and within two uses my skin feels softer than ever. It’s such a cute colour as well and just looks super pretty on any shelf. I had only got this one because the 5% was out of stock - if you’re new to exfoliators i’d start with that one and then move onto this one once you’ve spent a couple months using that one because this one is a little stronger, and therefore harsher on your skin if you’re not careful.
    I use this nightly after toner and it's amazing. My dull marks and scarring have completely gone, and my night oil sinks in nicely after.
    Nice & Gentle
    Very gentle on the ski, loved it.
    Worth it!
    I bought this with a couple other products from The Ordinary and I definitely see and love the results from this product. My skin looks so hydrated after! Very happy with it
    The formula has been changed! Why?!
    I was so impressed with the the first few bottles. It was my miracle worker until this last order. The colour and texture changed, and most importantly, the result itself was missing. I don’t understand why change a formula that worked perfectly. I'm so disappointed
    Used On Combination Skin...
    PROS: It was non-drying, gave me no breakouts or bad reaction, in fact, it did calm any inflammation overnight. My skin felt a little softer by the morning. CONS: It did nothing for my hyperpigmentation, and since this is exactly what I bought it for it was disappointing. WOULD I BUY AGAIN? Probably not x
    best Ordinary product!
    I swear I’ve never left a review for anything before but I’m so impressed with the Lactic Acid. I suffer from mild acne, so I’m reaaally conscious about putting anything on my skin because it’s so sensitive and breaks out so easily. It’s calmed down a bit but I’m still left with scarring. This acid has cleared up like 70% of my acne scars in about 2 weeks !! My friends & I love The Ordinary for being so effective but so cheap!!
    Honestly, amazing.
    I have acne prone, combination skin, with a very oily T-zone, and dry cheeks. (Absolute nightmare!!!). But this product and the Niancinimide+Zinc honestly saved my life. I was having really bad and very-painful acne all over my cheeks and chin from a few other products I had been using - and they were appearing every other day! But after I bought these 2 products I began seeing changes in DAYS. I use the Niancinimide every morning before my gel moisturiser, and the Lactic Acid every other night (because it is a bit drying) for the last 2 weeks and they've made the biggest difference!!! Honestly, I don't know how I lived without them. They're fragrance free, colour free and so light on the skin, it feels like you have nothing on! Honestly, I highly highly recommend for anyone who struggles with acne. I'm so excited to try their other products, and be able to stop wearing makeup this summer!!! xx
    Потрясающее средство! Это единственное что мне помогло от огромных чёрных точек на носу! Хорошо стягивает расширенные поры) кожа становится идеальной. Наношу на ночь. ///// It's an amazing tool! That's the only thing that helped me with the huge black pores on my nose! It tightens the enlarged pores and the skin becomes perfect. I'm putting it on every night.
    使用後はいつもピリピリします。合わないのかなと思ったりしますが お肌がトーンアップし褒められることが多くなりました。 Always tingling after use. I wonder if it doesn’t fit, my skin has been toned up and praised more often.
    Exfoliates, hydrated and brightens!
    This is by far the best serum out of The Ordinary range! This serum hydrates your skin and will have it looking really dewy & smooth the next morning. It does have a slight tingle to it when you apply it but it subsides after a couple of minutes. It really helped get rid of my dark spots and uneven skin.
    I love this product a lot. I prefer the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution over it. But it is also nice and affordable.
    Cult Favourite
    This is a cult favorite that does what it says on the tin but it is not a fast-acting product and takes regular and long term usage. If you're looking for deeper and quicker scar fading solutions then you still need to consider a deep chemical peel but this is a great product to incorporate into your regular daily routine to avoid and fade scars.
    Brighter and even skin
    Love this product. It's my second bottle of it. The difference can be seen after two weeks. Skin is brighter and more even. Also marks are reducing faster than other treatment I've used before.
    A ‘must’ for acne-prone skin
    Now look, stop searching. If you’re looking for something that really does prevent you from breaking out, this is it. You definitely need to use it every single evening, though, for at least a couple of weeks without exception. It GRADUALLY does make your scars fade away but after a long time of use. I do not think this is a miracle product for that specific purpose but it helps you stay away from getting pimples. Plus it’s cheap and it improves how your complexion looks overall
    Very good mild AHA peel
    I love this product. It does a very good job in a gentle exfoliation, even on sensitive skin. It soothes the redness and evens out skin texture, without irritation. Slightly tingly but it's absolutely bearable. Would recommend.
    I love it. It did much more than I was expecting.
    I've been using this for more than a month combined with the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution & the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (both by The Ordinary) and I cannot explain how good my skin feels. I still have a long way to go to achieve my goals when it comes to my skin but I am loving these products so far. I use Lactic Acid 10% + HA three times a week before going to bed and it's a bit tingly but nothing too bad. It's bearable when you think about the work it does. I highly recommend for people with sensitive and acne-prone skin like mine.
    Not so ordinary
    Great product... Can't stress enough how good it is! The price has nothing to do with the quality of the product - it's top notch.
    love it so much
    I literally tried this product by reading all the positive reviews about it. it has become my favourite product in my skin care routine. I used it in the night for a week and I can see very visible difference In my skin now. My pores has closed and my skin looks more glowing and soft. I highly recommend it. Thanks CB. <3
    Great product.
    Skin saviour
    Love it! My skin looks so much brighter and clearer after using this. Skin care staple for me.
    It is a great product and When I use it my skin looks so much better!
    Helped with scarring & acne
    I've been using this for a bit over a week now, and have noticed a huge difference in my skin. My acne is now under control and old acne scars have faded heaps! The product itself is really lovely. I find it quite gentle, despite it being the stronger of the lactic acid products from The Ordinary. I'm really enjoying using it and now consider myself a convert to The Ordinary products!
    I found this to be quite moisturising especially after accidentally burning my skin with Salicyclic acid. It has definitely helped soothe my damaged skin. The only thing I disliked was that it caused my skin to break out in a few spots
    I like it
    I like it more then the Glycolic acid (which I won't repurchase). It's milder and my skin feels better after using it.
    Exfoliating dry skin
    I use this bi weekly overnight as I have dry/menopausal/eczema prone skin. Other nights I use the glycolic toner or my retinol serum, but never more than one a night. All my other products are moisturising/hydrating. This gives a good surface exfoliation on flakey skin etc whilst still being fairly gentle. I use a lot of oils/balms to treat dryness as well as a daily mineral spf. At these prices it's definitely worth a try.
    Give it time...
    I've been using it with the retinol 2% for a few months and my skin is glowing. Love it
    Didn't work
    I bought this product because of really good reviews but to be honest this did not help me get rid of pigmentation/acne scars. I did use this for over 2 weeks but didn't get any good results, I normally don't leave reviews but this product didn't work for me and I was really disappointed as I had high hopes.
    Молочная кислота
    Все получила быстро. Подожду осени и буду пробовать. "I received everything quickly. I'll wait for autumn and I'll try."
    Super worthy
    My skin feels super soft and it hasn't been this way since adulting. I truly love it. A definite repurchase for me.
    Nothing happened at all. Extremely disappointed, glad I didn't spend a fortune. Still hunting for something that actually works !!
    Love it
    For anyone who doesn't think this "does nothing". Try it out on an area of your body and see/feel the difference. Superb!
    OMG every morning I actually look forward to wakening up early JUST to feel my face!! Soooo smooth...highly recommend if you want to soft face.
    I have sensitive/blemished skin and I purchased this product after reading all the rave reviews. I used this at night after cleansing my skin in hope to reduce and clear my spots. I did notice that it did calm my spots down, however, it didn't manage to eradicate completely or improve how my skin looked. I think it's definitely a good purchase for those with mildly problematic skin.
    I can't put this down: it changed my skin so much! After only three nights of using this, my skin looked brighter, more radiant and just glowing. Also, my pores seemed smaller. After using it for a week it started to dry out my skin a bit, so I layered it with a richer moisturizer and all is great now. Just ordered my second bottle, I'm hooked!
    Must have serum for dry & flaky skin!
    Well, truth to be told I have a very dry skin on my neck due to eczema. But the eczema is under control till now. So with this serum, it definitely helps in a slough off the dead skin cells and makes my neck skin smoother after one bottle usage. It's worth the bucks!!!
    Great product
    I use it for a couple of days now and my skin looks much better now. It still is gentle and a little goes a long way.
    It's pretty steady I guess. Not my favourite acid, but good. Reliable. I wouldn't say it works wonders, but it works. I'm a huge Ordinary fan.
    Best product I've used in a long time
    Started using this acid in my PM routine 4 days ago and already can see it has made a huge difference. My skin is the smoothest it's been since I can remember and the little bumps that I had on my forehead have completely gone. I do have some hyperpigmentation on my right cheek which I can see is beginning to fade, so I'm excited to see what will happen after another few days of use. I would definitely recommend this product, especially at such an affordable price too.
    I am seriously impressed with this product!! After using it for only two days I already noticed a difference - my skin looks smoother, redness and previous acne scars have already improved. It has also made my makeup look nicer by reducing pores. The fact that this product is so cheap also adds to its impressiveness! I have previously used the Sunday Riley UFO oil to try to help my skin and I can honestly say that this is way better! I would highly recommend this to improve skin imperfections.
    Clear skin, no more forehead bumps
    Used this religiously every night for about 3 weeks and my skin is so clear and even toned that I don’t want to cover it with makeup! I use this at night as it’s drying, wake up fresh-faced, even toned and glowy. I had big red painful acne on my cheeks and jaw which disappeared leaving only red marks, which I used the ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA on, which are pretty much gone now. I had tiny little bumps all over my forehead which are gone too. As for the dryness I use the alpha arbutin again as a kind of serum (?) idk if that’s what it’s for but it makes my skin even-toned and dewy so I don’t need foundation. Really pleased with these two products and they’ve saved my skin!!!
    Definitely an amazing product!
    This acid has changed my face completely. I just need a small amount to apply to my face and it has left my skin feeling bouncy, clearer and just all-in-all clean. I feel like I can tell it is making a difference on the actual skin itself. Love this product and it will last a very long time as you only need a small amount - bonus!
    Even skin tone
    Since I started using this, my skin has evened out in so many ways. Dark spots from acne scars or freckles lightened up, the redness that I have along my jawline and around my nose has nearly gone, and I have had these tiny bumps on my forehead for years that I couldn't get rid of but this acid did the trick! My skin is much more sensitive to sunlight now, but I've just taken to wearing hats and reapplying an spf during the day.
    Definitely recommend
    This is a fantastic product for treating active breakouts -- really speeds up healing time. Good for improving the overall texture of skin too. Great product at an amazing price point!
    I'm a convert
    I am so impressed with this Lactic Acid by The Ordinary. I experienced no redness or breakouts, just radiant looking skin which then soaked up serums and moisturiser on the days I didn't use this. My skin looks fresh and radiant. I only used this twice a week in the evening, so the bottle seems to last forever.
    Arginine sensitive beware
    Some of these have arginine in them which is great for skin just as the arginine in supplements are, however, if u know u have any dormant viruses or are just sensitive to arginine then beware, that's why some people are having amazing results and comparing to good genes and others are having crazy breakouts.
    I really like this solution. I use generously every night after cleansing and toning. It sinks in so quickly! LOVE!! A while back I started getting those weird pimples / clogged pores just below my neck. This definitely killed them! My pores, in general, are cleaner, smaller, still some clogged pores on my cheeks, but I have high hopes. Will definitely repurchase!
    Sooo Good
    purchased this a month ago and my skin GLOWS.
    A new staple!
    Was a bit apprehensive at first because I have fairly dry/sensitive skin. But what I do is to mix a drop of this with hydrating gel before application. I've been using this product for less than 5 days and already I can see how much difference it has made for my skin. Never struggled much with acne but I did have some texture issues with my skin that this baby has cleared right up. My skin now looks way smoother, healthier, cleaner and more glowing. Will definitely be purchasing again!
    Love this!!
    I was completely new to acids before using this product (this is not advised though I understand and I took a huge risk not knowing how my skin would react) but luckily I experienced no irritation, uncomfortable or break outs. I noticed my skin was brighter and reduced the pores on my nose from first use. Will definitely be stocking up on this product when it's back in stock!
    It works great!
    Nice exfoliator but the smell is somewhat off-putting
    This is a good peeling solution, gentle yet effective. But the smell..! Why nobody mentions it? It is not that strong but it is not pleasant at all. Since there is no fragrance listed in the ingredients I would assume it's the Tasmanian pepperberry extract that gives this serum this strange odor.
    highly recommend
    I have really bad acne prone skin (which leads to deep discolouration + acne scars) and even take have medication to control it. I also have quiet sensitive skin and generally seem find I have an adverse reaction to most skin care/make up products so was obviously reluctant to try this, However this is probably one of the best products I've used in a while and its claims to 'diminish acne scars' are really met. I truly think this has been a life saver, it's strong enough to do the job but not too strong that it makes your skin raw or overly sensitive to other things you may want to put on top, such as make up. I have been using it for about a week now and have seen such great results.
    I have used this nightly for a week now and have seen a lot of improvement both in the texture of my skin and the lightening of acne scars. I also had texture and bumps on my elbows and this completely smoothed out those.
    Happy surprise
    I like products from the Ordinary because they are simple and on point, no fuzz at all, just simple formulas with a really friendly price tag. I ordered this product because I like to switch up my acids, and basically just needed a fairly gentle exfoliator between my heavier ones. I never expected anything extra, but boy, was this formula a surprise. My skin was just instantly GLOWING after application. The Pixi Glow tonic is just nothing compared to this serum, which I believe can be used as a daily toner before application of other serums if your skin is okay with it. Will reorder for sure.
    Value for money
    Been using it every other day and I always find that it's softening on my skin. I don't see an extremely visible improvement the next day but I do notice that my skin isn't as great when I skip out on this in my week.
    Good for body too!
    I do use this for my face sometimes, if I'm out of other chemical exfoliants, but I'm not sure I've used it consistently enough for a proper review. However, I use it as a body chemical exfoliant twice a week and it really helps! It's cheap and does the job, my skin is lovely and smooth, our bodies need love as well as our faces!
    Great HA product
    After using it my skin feels very hydrated and glow. Havent corrected my uneven skin tone but absorbs gently. Makes my skin look healthier and smooth
    Loved it. I used to apply it with my fingers, so after three days I have noticed that my hand and fingers started to to peel off.
    Not that impressed
    A bit too strong for me, I guess, so I use it only occasionally. I also sometimes mix it with Vitamin C. I don't see a massive difference after using it for 1,5 month. Now I moved to more effective products from The Ordinary line. (I have combo skin prone to acne, a little bit on the sensitive skin side)
    New fav product
    This is the only thing I've found that gets rid of the little bumps on my forehead, highly recommend it.
    Did nothing
    Used it for my uneven texture and severe dark spots, it made no difference. At least it was cheap!
    Did nothing, smells bad
    I did not like this one. I went through the whole bottle and it did nothing to my skin, felt quite sticky, smelled unpleasant. I give it two stars instead of one only because it seems to work for other people.
    It did wonders
    I started using this after being 6 months on azaleic acid cream treatment from my dermatologist. Azaleic acid treatment worked slowly, but after using it with lactic acid it immensely improved my skin in just one week. I use it everyday in my nighttime routine. My skin was already accustomed of acids so I didn't feel any tingling.
    The first product that has worked!
    I’ve been having breakouts on my skin as well as small white bumps on my forehead and this is the first product that has truly worked. I’m currently only on day 3, my breakout has cleared and I’m just waiting for the redness of the site of the breakout to go down. Amazing.
    My skin loves this product a lot!
    no more clogged pores
    My skin loves this lactic acid! It has completely cleared my clogged pores, evened out my skintone, gotten rid of any texture I had on my jawline and brightened me overall. LOVE!
    Best exfoliator
    I have been using this for around 10 days and I use it on alternative days with Vitamin C on the night and my skin has become soft and shiny I have few bumps on my chin they are also gone.There were clogged pores on the side of my nose that are also looking a lot better. Much better than high-end brands that do not even work.
    Previous version was okay, one of my favourite exfoliating products. But new one is terrible! Very watery, run out from hands while I try to apply it on my face. And it's don't work, no any effects! Why does Deciem change good products? Very disappointed...
    Love this product!!!
    I have oily/combination skin and acne scars from way back and this definitely helped lighten and even almost fade my scars completely. I also apply this to my chest where I suddenly had weird bumps and tiny pimples. Amazing product! I use this at night after the Glycolic acid toner, and alternate with the Vit C suspension. Works great! Highly recommend!
    Big fan
    I love this product. This was the first acid I tried on my skin and although I’ve now tried many other brands/types I always come back to this. The acid is the right balance that work without being too harsh and the HAs really help soothe the skin.
    5 star product
    All products take time before they start to work but after a month of using this, I can really feel and see a difference. The bumps on my face have reduced and even the blackheads and pores on my nose and forehead have almost gone! I brought this to clear up any last traces of the hormonal acne and reduce the lumps and bumps. I'm more than happy with the outcome and will continue to use and recommend.
    Game changer
    My whole skincare routine are products from The Ordinary, but the product that makes the most difference by far is this one. I don’t really have sensitive skin and before this I was used to the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos so I jumped right into this one and still haven’t had any stinging or tingling whatsoever. Every morning I wake up to a more glowy and smooth skin than the day before. I could never do without this one.
    Great, mild AHA exfoliator
    I've been using this product for about 2 months, 3 times a week in the PM. I apply it after cleansing and toning and it normally tingles a bit for 1-2 minutes right after applying. I have not experienced any kind of redness or peeling with this product. Overall, I would say this is a great product for those looking to incorporate an AHA exfoliator in their skincare routine. I have noticed significantly less comedones forming on my chin, forehead and cheek area and I have had slightly less breakouts since incorporating this product. In terms of superficial observations, my skin feels a lot smoother and has more clarity. I have also observed that the blocked pores with blackheads on my nose are slightly less noticeable. However, lactic acid is an AHA so I don't expect this product alone to tackle blackheads as AHA's are not oil-soluble. I would also like to mention that I am using other products in my skincare regime to help with these skin concerns so I can't conclude that my skin improvements have been entirely thanks to this product alone.
    I’ve suffered with bad acne/ red blemishes and also little tiny bumps on my forehead and side of cheeks that’s made me very insecure over the past couple of years. I’ve tried everything to reduce these until I bought this! I’ve used it for a week now and I am seeing results instantly. I apply a tiny bit per night onto my skin and I’ve never felt more happier with my skin and appearance. It has really gained my confidence back, I really recommend this product, super impressed! Thank you x
    I've started using the lactic acid in 5% because I was worried that it might be too strong. Have now switched to 10% since my skin got more used to it and I have sensitive skin. I like the glow it gives overall, but requires constant using to keep that glow. Wouldn't recommend using it everyday tho.
    Excellent results
    I'm genuinely impressed by this product. It helped a lot with my blemishes, black and white heads, redness, huge pores, etc. I use it in combination with Niacinamide. I have experienced no side effects. Will definitely keep using it and add more products to my routine. Most importantly, I finally have hope that I could have even tone and I'm not ashamed to go out without makeup anymore - sun protection is obligatory, though. Thank you, The Ordinary, love you.
    Best of The O
    In my opinion this is so far the best product I have used for my dull/open pore/blackhead prone/mature skin. I tend not to use it near my nose as it tends to make me breakout in a cold sore! On my second bottle, it's not a miracle but it does help keep my skin clearer than it would be without it.
    I love this product more than any other lactic acid I ever tried! It gives my skin good soft peeling and a bit of radiance! Just try!
    Good for acne
    This product helps with cystic acne (nothing else has helped me). It is very gentle and not irritating on my skin. It has given my skin a healthy glow and helps my skin stay moisturised. I really like it and I will be repurchasing again.
    I love this stuff so much, never made my skin burn or irritate & the next day I have an incredibly lovely soft “new” feeling to my face which is nice. Only thing I did notice is I put this on one night before I was going out shopping in the summertime and I did notice a slight burn whenever the light hit me directly but that is a precaution on the bottle. Highly recommend.
    Lovely exfoliant
    One of the first products from The Ordinary I tried. Such a great chemical exfoliant. Wake up to softer and clearer looking skin.
    Great Product
    Love this stuff. I never usually purchase a skin product again when the bottles finishes if I don't see results, but I will deffo be re-purchasing this. It has brightened my face and lightened my dark spots. I could see a difference in the first two weeks.
    Not sure...
    Bought this product because of the reviews.It's been a year now that I have those tiny bumps on my cheeks, that if messed with, turn into massive red internal pimples. I'm new to skin care, so this is pretty much all I've been using for the past 2 months. I did experience skin purging and the redness got worse, but I read online that I should give it 6-8 weeks to work.I did and I saw some minor improvement, with my skin feeling smooth and less irritated. I stopped using it though, after I read an article that said, it's wrong to use such an acid in your early 20's. Wish I could give it more time. I'll look for something milder instead...
    Great for pimple
    Helps to dry out a pimple very quickly. Part of my beauty holy grail. This works better for my skin than salicylic acid.
    Reduces Pigmentation
    I bought this because I read it would reduce pigmentation. I definitely think it’s balanced my skin and reduced my pigmentation *slightly* but not enough for me to buy more, so plan on trying something else.
    Really brightened and cleared up my skin, staple.
    Absolutely Amazing
    I have combination skin, that became prone to breakouts after I had an allergic reaction to another product. It left my skin with scars (I'm medium to dark complexion) that wouldn't fade no matter what I tried. This is the first acid I've ever tried and it has done absolute wonders to my skin. I use it in my nighttime routine and a tad bit goes a long way. Within the month that I've been using this, I've noticed that my skin feels more balanced in the mornings, not oily. It's helped a lot to fade the marks though they aren't completely gone yet. No glow though but no complaints! Would I buy it again? Absolutely! It's affordable and it really does work!
    Fantastic for sensitive skin
    Effective resurfacer for sensitive skin. Love this!
    Great but not long lasting
    Started off with 5% as I was just getting used to acids and noticed an incredible change in hyperpigmentation caused by acne. Upgraded to 10% and was great at first but now I feel like my skin has developed a resistance to it as the results aren't as drastic as before. Would definitely recommend buying (especially for hyperpigmentation spots), but except for its efficacy to die down after a while.
    I use this for everything
    I have very rough skin, the absolute opposite of sensitive, and I use this acid for a bunch of things. I use it on my face to help even things out, I use it to prevent ingrown hair, I use it on my arms to help with keratosis pilaris. It is a bit drying so once it's absorbed I follow it up with a heavy moisturiser. I have two backups for when I run out.
    Great acid for those on a budget!
    I am a huge fan of chemical exfoliators and have used my fair share of them. For a long time, the SR Good Genes were my go to, but when I saw this product I decided to test it out and see if they compare. I have seen no difference in the look, feel or texture of my skin since switching this, which is great! My skin is still smooth and glowing and doesn't seem to be missing Good Genes at all. I have been using it every day in the evening for just over a month and I am really impressed. I have now saved myself £74.20 on every purchase...delighted.
    It's nice
    At first, I wasn't happy with this product. I figured out I was using it wrong - used on my skin after cleansing, kind of like the glycolic toner which I love and it made my skin drier and rough. But when I first use a hydrating toner and then apply this acid - it's a whole different story. After a week or two, my skin is visibly smoother and my pores are reduced. However, the glycolic toner works the same for me, is cheaper and less fuss.
    Great Product
    I have been using it for around 3 months now and my skin is so much better than before. It helps to get rid of those small bumps on my face and makes my skin looks smoother and brighter.
    This stuff is brilliant! I bought it because the peel was out of stock and this was cheap and I thought worth a go as an alternative and to see how it exfoliates. I wanted it to get rid of some mild acne I get around my mouth and nothing will shift! Well, I think it helped to reduce my acne although not get rid of it all, what I was amazed at is that it has got rid of the blackheads on my nose and chin! I am amazed! Nothing has ever been able to do that!! It's like it dissolves them away. I will definitely repurchase! Loving so much of the Ordinary products. Amazing price point and they WORK!
    Amazing I use this along with the 100% squalane oil and I can see results after first use. I had the terrible dry skin I was prescribed steroid moisturisers as cream etc and this is the only thing that has gotten rid of it not only that my blocked pores have completely disappeared and my face feels the smoothest and clearest it has ever been highly recommended.
    Great product and price
    I bought this product along with matrixyl to use in the PM before my night cream. I apply a few drops all over my face and neck (avoiding eye area). I have noticed a difference in my skin texture and tone. I have combination skin and a small patch of rosacea on my right cheek. My skin is clearer than it has been for a long time and pores on my nose are less clogged and appear smaller.
    Best skincare product
    I’ve just run out and I have to join the wait list for more, I’m going to stock up when it’s back in stock! Best skin care I have ever used! The skin was so much clearer!
    Holy grail product
    This is my holy grail product! It has given me brighter, clearer and glowing skin and I love the tingling sensation when I put it on. I won't be without this product.
    I love this product!
    This stuff is incredible! My pores absolutely look smaller and have reduced within three days (I'm not even kidding, people have actually said there's a noticeable difference) and the dry dead skin around my eyebrows has basically gone. It seems to go a little quickly, but for the cheap price it's definitely worth it.
    Ok ish...
    Good texture and consistency, doesn't smell funny. Good price for starting to learn about and use acids. Does sting a little on open or fresh spots but nowhere else. Been using since the start of December and can't say I've noticed much of a difference. It's not a bad product, just personally can't see a difference so won't be repurchasing.
    Highly recommend
    Been using this for over a month as part of my night time skin routine and I’m so happy with the results. My skin is smoother and I have fewer break outs. I can even see a difference in my acne scars that I’ve had since my early 20’s. I will definitely be buying this again.
    Great for pigmentation
    I have been using this at night for about 3 months and it has done wonders for my pigmentation (Melasma from pregnancy 10 years ago). I have tried various other treatments and none have caused a reduction in this product. I make sure I use a moisturiser with SPF and do take a break from it every few days. For me, this has been incredibly effective.
    The Best!
    I am so happy that I picked this product as one of my skincare routines. My skin now is a lot better than I ever imagine. Thank you TO.
    Holly grail
    This is perfect. Was sceptical before using it since I didn't like previously used acids from Ordinary, but holy moly is this an amazing product. Noticed the improvement in my complexion after few uses. Drastically reduced texture and acne pigmentation. Now my skin is clear, bright, even-toned. Defiantly will buy over and over again until I will be able to afford Good Genes
    This is my favorite product from the ordinary
    I love a lot of products from this company & have used them for a few months. I ordered this at the same time but never used it as I was using glycolic acid and felt that was enough. I decided to use it on a whim one day after reading some positive reviews and haven’t looked back. My skin had broken repeatedly & I decided to give it a go, I used it for 5 days straight. The first night my skin purged and all the under the skin spots came out. By the 3rd night my skin was significantly clearer & by the 5th night it was flawless, glowy & my pores looked better than with any other product I’ve used. I found glycolic acid causes me to break out but this makes me easily as glowy and also clear-skinned. I now use it 3 times a week (alternate nights) & it has made such a difference to my skin. My absolute holy grail favourite.
    Life changing
    Honestly never used a product like this. I have had really bad hyperpigmentation for years and it really calms it down. For the price I am actually blown away by result, and I know it actually works as if I don’t use it for a few days my skin starts acting up again.
    Cheap but effective
    This product is very affordable and yet it delivers. Some people may find this a bit strong for their skin but it works really well on my acne prone skin. I have been pimple free with consistent usage of this and it also gives the skin a really nice glow. Even if I get any zits on my face, this product helps to shrink the zit within a few days. Will certainly repurchase this.
    Definitely Not Ordinary
    I started using this product about 2 weeks ago, I picked it up because the price was so reasonable and I hadn’t tried the brand before. Well, I do not regret it. I have been using it once a day in the evening after cleansing then applying my usual night serum and the results have been amazing. I had a couple of age spots on my cheek and since using this lactic acid they have completely disappeared. The texture of my skin has improved dramatically, almost resurfaced and it’s glowing! I’m 30 so I had a few fine lines on my forehead and those have also gone thanks to this product. I don’t usually write reviews but I cannot recommend this formula enough. It isn’t drying so long as you use a serum or night moisturiser over the top. I certainly will be re-buying from this range and trying more products.
    Why didn't I start using this sooner
    I've been using this serum for a few nights and I already see the difference in my skin. My face is brighter and clearer. This will now be a regular part of my routine <3
    Perfect price and rapid results
    This product has changed my skin completely, Ive never really had spots, only the occasional breakout. But, I've always struggled with texture and the little bumps on my skin that I just couldn't budge. However, this product as well with the retinoid 2%, they have magically transformed my skin. It has reduced the redness and improved my texture, making my skin soft, glowy and clearer. I use this everyday and I have recommended this to everyone I know.
    I'd heard of The Ordinary before - online and through friends and as it's such a good price, I thought I'd give it a try and mix up my skin care routine. SO glad I did. This lactic acid did feel a bit tingly at first to use, but I use it every night and I've got used to it. The first night I used it I woke up to smooth glowing skin, and my usual trouble areas (dry red skin around my nose) was significantly better. I'm using this every day and my whole face is smooth and clear. I also use it on my neck and décolletage. It literally clears dead skin and imperfections. I'll be buying more and more of this.
    It's really good
    I've been using it every other day for two weeks now over acne scars and it works.
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