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    The OrdinaryVitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%<p>Well-known for its brightening properties, The Ordinary has placed vitamin C in its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid at the centre of Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Formulated as an antidote to ageing, this antioxidant-rich elixir is also enhanced with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump skin while brightening and improving uneven skin tone. Ideally applied at bedtime, this extraordinary treatment allows you to wake up to visibly luminous, younger-looking skin.</p>ORD0077699151907004 stars, based on69 reviews 4.90Cult BeautyNew

    The Ordinary
    Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
    ( 30ml )

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    • Why it's Cult

      Tackling uneven skin tone and visible signs of ageing, this gentle serum delivers a concentrated blend of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to smooth, brighten and plump even the most pallid complexions. Offering extraordinary benefits – at an unusually low price – this is a must-have in any serious skin care collection.


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      Well-known for its brightening properties, The Ordinary has placed vitamin C in its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid at the centre of Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Formulated as an antidote to ageing, this antioxidant-rich elixir is also enhanced with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump skin while brightening and improving uneven skin tone. Ideally applied at bedtime, this extraordinary treatment allows you to wake up to visibly luminous, younger-looking skin.

    • How to use

      Apply a small amount to face in the AM or the PM. A slight tingling sensation can be expected after application. 

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      Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, BHT

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

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

    Hi I have been using the hyaluronic acid for a few weeks now. I tried it in combination with your vitamin c suspension but I found that the two combined was too strong for me and really burned my skin, but I still use the hyaluronic acid in combination with super drug vitamin c serum and it works for me. My skin is pretty ancient I was born in the late 1940s so I have a few smile lines, this combo makes my skin soft and smooth I still have wrinkles but hey ho, my make up goes on very well. I'm going to try your eye serum next. By the way the ordinary vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid work very well on my hands knees and elbows mixed with my body lotion.
    The Ordinary
    A good vitamin C serum. Cheap for what it offers.
    skin complexion
    Very good. My skin is looking bright and smooth.
    Vitamin C Suspension
    This always goes into rolls when trying to put on. Not a fan although the tingling sensation is fine.
    Really nice
    I really like it, it makes my skin plump and bright. I use it at night mixed with my moisturiser to combat the grittiness, and I wake up in the morning with the most glowing skin ever! But you must wash your hands after applying the vitamin C because it will oxidize while you sleep and turn your hands orange!
    Makes me break out
    I have very clear skin overall, and its never sensitive to skin products, but this made my skin break out like crazy!!
    Супер-продукт! ***Super-product!***
    Это самый лучший продукт из всех, что я пробовала у Ординари. Самый действенный. Яркий, ровный, сияющий цвет лица. Прост супер! Лично мне не жжет и нет никакого раздражения. Все индивидуально. ***This is the best product I've ever tried from the Ordinary. The most effective. Bright, smooth, radiant complexion. Just super! Personally, I do not burn and there is no irritation.***
    Excellent for Hyperpigmentation
    After reading all the reviews wanted to give it a try and I don’t regret. My skin has not felt like this in ages; even tone in no time. Using it for a week every night has transformed my skin. Thanks to the Ordinary
    Like like like
    I've only used this product a few times as it's new for me but it makes my skin feel so lovely, soft and plump! I'm looking to get rid of some fine lines and even skin tone so time will tell if it helps! Does feel warm and tingly but nice.
    Gritty and unpleasant to use
    I had to throw this away as so unpleasant to use. It feels very grainy, as though you are smearing diluted sand all over your face. I'm a big fan of Buffet and some of the other serums, and I know it is hard to deliver Vitamin c, but this is a big miss.
    Really good product
    Really good product. It is a bit gritty when applying and felt a bit oily on the skin but the results were amazing. I use it in the evenings about 3 times a week, it evens out and brightens my skin tone. The price is also good value for your money. It gets a thumbs up from me.
    Excellent product
    After a lot of research I decided to purchase this and I have no regrets. I’ve not even had it long and I can already see a difference in my complexion. Still have a way to go to see if it helps with my pigmentation but so far so good. Yes the texture is strange but it clearly states this in the information regarding the product (on their website) and I find using it at night to be a better way to use it. It has replaced an old and very expensive favourite of mine. Absolutely recommend!!
    Chucked it out after two uses
    I did not like the texture and how this product felt on my face after application. I tried it again and really did not like it so unfortunately it went in the bin.
    Not for me
    The product works okay on my skin and the price is excellent. But the texture is grainy and I hate the smell. On top of that, it makes your face really shiny. I wouldn't buy this again.
    Not a fan
    I've used 20% vitamin c for 2 years by another brand and thought to try this. 1. Cant abide the smell of this, like plastic or petroleum by product 2. It feels extremely oily and sits on skin. I have normal, unblemished skin. 3. I gave it a week but it did nothing for my face like my other vit C serum. Discontinuing use.
    Love it
    I love skincare products and discovering new ones...I used this for two weeks and it’s amazing my skin feels smoother and healthier
    Brilliant product!
    Brilliant results! Yes the texture is glittery/sandy but who cares when the results are beautiful on the skin. I had awful uneven skin texture and tone, large pores, oily cheeks and forehead. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid followed by this cream has sorted it all out. Highly recommend x
    I absolutely love this one.. It has mixed reviews but I can honestly say it works for me. My skin has become more even toned since using this. I love waking up in the morning to see that glow. It is very gritty if you don't like that add a few drops of the hyaluronic acid and it dissolves immediately. I like to use it on its own. I haven't experienced any staining but keep it far away from your eyes it burns!
    Excellent results in a short time
    I am nearly 50yo, fair skinned with some pigmentation issues and living in a hot country. My mature skin tends to have dry bits around the edges but still, an oily t zone and open pores are an issue. I had previously used another the VitC product from the range which I loved but they seem to have discontinued so I purchased this. Currently using at night, and using rosehip oil on the top. Oddly I have not found an issue with the texture and application. I apply a small amount and massage in until it turns gritty. Do something else for 30 secs whilst it is absorbed (no problem with that) then the oil goes on easily. I noticed a little discolouration around my nails as I didn't wash after application but any stains on my pillowcases. This may be because of the oil application on top or because I am faffing about before I go to bed. The results after a week are fab. I can't stop checking out my skin in the mirror lol. I should say that after only 3 days I woke up one morning and before I even looked at my skin I could feel the difference. My pores are also noticeably reduced. I should add that I also bought the matrixyl as well and have been using that in the mornings but I'm pretty certain the textural difference to my skin is this product.
    I got this 2 months back but didn't use it regularly. I was having such a bad breakout situation for some reason this past week and nothing worked. Decided to give this a try and the very next morning things started to calm down. The scarring visibly lightened. Only thing is use this far far away from the eyes. I mistakenly rubbed some in my eyes while sleeping and it burned! And the next day my eyes was a bit swollen. I've repurchased! And will continue to do so.
    Good but...
    I really like this product but after using it for a few weeks I noticed that my hands had gone orange and smelled like fake tan. I don’t use fake tan, so I looked into it and the sun can turn an ingredient in the cream into the same chemical that is in fake tans and produces that smell we all associate with it. I now only use this at night along with some moisturiser and make sure to wash my hands after. No problems since and you can see great results!
    I love it
    I was fighting with my post pregnancy pigmentation, but nothing was working for me, until I tried this one. I didn't believe it could help me from the beginning, but after 2 weeks I saw first result. My 90 % of pigmentation gone. I keep using it and I'm so happy that my friend introduced me The Ordinary.
    Changed my mind
    After first using this, I saw the benefits but the gritty texture and stinging sensation stopped me from grabbing the tube. However, after reading a hack online my opinion has changed completely. Combining a drop of this with a few drops of the hyaluronic acid 2% completely gets rid of the unpleasant texture and reduces the stinging sensation to a tingle (so you know it’s still working) this helps the product penetrate the skin better and also leaves my skin moisturised. (Would recommend using on an evening as leaves a shine on the face.)
    Didn't do anything
    Unfortunately, this did not seem to work for me, I was using this every day and it just didn't seem to do anything. So now I use it every now and then.
    After using I always had a shine on my face and it was soft and smooth. However, it also made my skin too sensitive that by continuous use my skin was starting to get lightly scarred I had to apply Vaseline overnight to make them go. I wouldn't use it daily but about thrice a week.
    Would totally recommend
    After a month of usage, I noticed that it brightened my skin and treated my uneven skin tone. The texture is gritty and it does sting a bit but I'm totally okay with it since I use it at night. It's a must-have, really.
    Not for sensitive skins
    Tingling sensation very strong. Stay away from it if your skin is sensitive.
    I couldn`t wait to try this after reading the reviews. Not only have I seen absolutely no difference in my skin I can`t believe no one else has said that it stains the pillowcase yellow. Sorry but I can not recommend it and have thrown it away.
    Very sticky
    I find the consistency very thick and sticky, so would advise using a very small amount on entire face and neck. It is also very grainy, which is ok to use before bed, as it is very slightly abrasive. I find it too sticky to apply before makeup. The tingling sensation is quite strong which gave me a few itchy heat spots. I have also tried The Ordinary AHA peel, which gives the same sensation. This does make me wonder if it is the same ingredient used to give a tingling feeling, rather than the actual active ingredient?
    Amazing if you don’t mind a bit of a sting
    This is amazing, if you can deal with a bit of a sting on your face for a few minutes after applying it. The texture is a little strange but I just lightly apply it to bed. I have only used it a few times and I can already see a huge difference in my skin!! I never usually leave reviews on products but I had to for this one, my skin feels amazing, ride through the weird texture and the sting because it is 10000% worth it.
    Do read the small print
    This product is amazing and powerful, however, it DOES tingle and has a weird texture after application. However, it's something Deciem wants about on their website so I knew what I was getting into. At this price point, this cream is super potent and my skin has a healthy glow the morning after using this.
    Not a bad word to say
    This is the best Vitamin C product I have used. Yes, it has a strong smell and it's best used at night because of the texture, but has done more for my skin than any other product from The Ordinary and I have almost all of them!
    Can’t make up my mind
    This was my absolute favourite product from the ordinary for a white, it’s instantly incredibly brightening & I noticed a lot of improvement in my skin, HOWEVER, I have really struggled to layer this product with other elements of my skincare without piling or a ‘greasy’ looking finish. I am now trying to use the 12% vitamin C water-based product from the ordinary as I find this layers much better. Having said that I find this was by far the most visibly brightening between the two so hopefully if I go back to this product and use a very small amount I will be able to make it work for me. Strong pros but strong cons.
    Strangely gritty
    Of all the products in The Ordinary's wonderful range, this is the one I like the least. It's gritty, like a strong exfoliator. This means it's hard to use under moisturiser, let alone makeup, and feels very odd indeed for a serum. I'll persevere because the rest of the range is great, but this one isn't very appealing or user friendly. No big difference from using so far either. Note like like a few of these products, you should not use under the eye area.
    If you have acne scars, this is the ONE
    Acne scars were a big issue for me. I tried so many things but they wouldn't go anywhere UNTIL I tried this product. Within a week all my scars were gone and everyone around me noticed a huge difference in my skin tone. The texture is sandy/grainy - if that makes sense? so it is not the best option to put under makeup. In the first week I used it everyday in the morning after toner and then put on some moisturizer. now, i use it either in the morning of Make-up free days or at night. If you have pigmentation or scars, BUY this. No need to mention price is a steal.
    good serum
    I am happy that I found an affordable serum which contains vitamin c and is so much better than some expensive serums that I have tried.
    Great but weird!
    Love how this makes my skin feel the next day but feels weird going on and is super gritty, also it weirdly dyed my pillows orange??!!! What is this stuff?!!! There was no warning about that even though I’d read the reviews... Maybe I’m just a total skincare amateur and everyone else knows this??!
    Love this product and have just ordered my second bottle. The formulation takes a little to get used to but once you get the knack for what amount works for you (and pat the product in rather than rub) the product really works to brighten the skin. The only thing I would improve is if it layered a little better under foundation.
    Cracked the code
    I used to struggle with acne, and with a good skincare routine, I've come a long way. The only thing I couldn’t quite get was to even out my skin tone and get rid of acne marks. I knew I wanted to try a vitamin C since I had tried the Drunk Elephant one, and that one made my skin glow. Now I must say this is quite a difficult product to figure out, and I tried it for a week in many different ways but they weren’t all convenient and didn’t quite work. Until I read a review about how you should mix it with the hyaluronic acid! Wow, this works, and this way you also barely feel the graininess, not that I minded. It is still a little greasy on the skin, but as someone with dry skin, I don’t really mind that overnight. In a few days I found that my complexion is glowing and almost completely even!! Once you figure this one out, it’s an absolute game changer.
    Don’t buy unless you want orange hands that smell like fake tan.
    I bought this recently and only used it once. It turned my hands orange and they smelled really strongly of fake tan the next day. I don’t wear fake tan and I thought the smell was awful. Would not recommend.
    I've cracked the code on this one
    The trick to using this one is to dilute it with a bit of your regular moisturiser. I'd say about half-and-half does it. Don't just slap it on directly or it WILL sting and will definitely feel all gross and oily and gritty on your skin. That out of the way, I've been using this for about a week and a half now, and I've seen some pretty impressive results. My skin tone looks evened out, my skin feels softer, and is much brighter and radiant than it was before. I'm happy with this product and would buy it again.
    Good value for money
    I use this only at night as it doesn’t soak into my skin fully. However the next morning the fine lines are gone and skin looks brighter. I also apply it after dermarolling and it hurts like hell but the next day my skin looks fantastic. Great value for money
    Brilliant Product
    This product replaced my regular Vitamin C oil. This is a quarter of the price produces results that are brilliant despite the consistency being "different, " and I have just received my second order. I cleanse my make up now in the evening and apply my Vitamin C straight after. Value for money - perfect , skin - even tone and brighter.
    Hello Glow
    I have used this product for almost 2 weeks now, and I see results. I can see that my overall skin texture has improved, and I have brightness and a nice glow in the morning. I use this product only at night, along with 2 other Ordinary products and a moisturizer to seal on top, and they are working well for my skin. Yes, there is that gritty feel with what I assume is the powder Vitamin C that is used in the product, but I am okay with it, as they probably cut out excess refinement labor to keep the prices low. At this price point, I am willing to cut out the "feel good skincare" experience as long as it provides results. Happy with the purchase!
    Reaction with makeup
    I didn't see much results from it so far, but I'll give it some more time though. Just wanted to say that I don't recommend putting it in the morning since today it made my brow pencil ORANGE on my skin, so watch out for possible reaction with makeup.
    Stings a lot and gritty as hell
    I bought this to ramp up my skincare routine, but it's such a high concentration of Vitamin C... it stings when you apply it and it just sits on the skin and dries, leaving a gritty film - rather than soaking in like I assumed it would do.. I am going to persevere with it in my uneven areas, but I probably wouldn't buy again. I definitely don't recommend applying in the morning due to how it dries. If you wear make up the texture will also make applying a base more difficult.
    Vitamin C.
    Omg I love this stuff. For the low price it’s amazing. I have always struggled with hyperpigmentation and use this at least 3-4 times a week and boy had my skin took a turn for the better. 5 out of 5?
    Good for my face but not for the hands and nails!
    It has worked well on my face, I saw an improvement but after a month of using it I noticed orange patches on my palms and my nails had become orange. I also noticed orange staining on my pillows. I was unsure whether it was the serum but after searching about vitamin c serums it seems to be a common side effect! Not sure it’s worth the orange hands and nails.
    Worth a try
    I've used this for a few weeks now and I'm on my second tube, bought due to bargain price. The texture is quite grainy but seems to absorb okay when followed by another serum or oil. My skin seems a little more lively from using it.
    Vit C Cream
    This cream feels like it is working for me after a month. I use every morning. It is gritty and can sting a bit, but I do feel my skin is softer and more pores have shrunk considerably. I have been using in conjunction with a Retinol so maybe that helps too. I will keep using this, I like it!
    Good standard but texture could be improved
    Great value for money vs. The other vitamin c products in the market. However, it has a gritty texture so difficult to wear with makeup but post evening use, my skin does look refreshed in the morning
    I never been a skin care addict. I really hate using moisturiser as it leaves my skin greasy and heavy. After using this yes only for a couple of days my skin feels softer and doesn’t look greasy after application. Fingers crossed it helps with my dark circles.
    I fall in love with it
    I have been using it for a couple of months and it's amazing. Applying for a night for even skin tone in the morning.
    I am amazed
    Hey, you stop searching for vitamin c in any other brand and spending a lot of your pennies. Why go anywhere else when you can get the best of product. I am amazed. My skin texture has improved. My acne scars have started vanishing. It is working on my overall complexion. I am in love with The Ordinary.
    What I needed
    Absolutely in love with this product. Fantastic quality for such low price. My skin likes neither light-weighted serums nor fat nourishing creams. After a while of testing I found that the hyaluronic acid lays perfectly on your skin. Better to use in the evening. And better to use on healthy skin, the product is amazing but it won't solve every problem on your face.
    Do not try if you have sensitive skin
    I have acne-prone skin and this makes me break out badly.
    Brighter skin, strong result & not a normal serum
    The texture is so weird like everyone else said. My skin can not absorb it AT ALL, but however, if I somehow managed to bear the glittery feeling on my skin it does offer a pretty nice result which lights up my face next morning even I stay up late. It could be handier if they present it in a bottle rather than a tube because it's hard to control the amount coming out with the tube. I tried to mix it with oil or cream to see if it can be absorbed more easily. It turned out doesn't work. Plus I always worried it would stain my pillow and quilt when I slept. Overall, I am not going to repurchase this one though it works. But it's cheap after all, worth a try.
    Strange texture but works
    The texture of this takes a bit of getting used to at first. Initially I did not like it at all, however I was using far too much product which left my skin super greasy for hours. I've found it best to use after an acid step as a treatment - i.e. more of a mask that you massage in and then leave on for as long as you can and then gently rinse off with a cloth. Now on my second bottle as I really found it worked for fines lines and even tone and texture. Highly recommend.
    Didn't work for me
    Bought it for my uneven skin tone and it has made my hyperpigmentation worse for some reason.
    Not sure if this is doing anything...
    From the mixed reviews, I was aware this would be quite an odd thing to put on my face, but I decided to give it a go. I am not sure it's doing anything, I've been using it for a month now and I really don't know if I can see any differences. It's definitely not been bad for my skin but perhaps I need to use it more to see the benefits. So I will keep using Vitamin C products, but won't be repurchasing this product. I didn't feel any tingling on my skin, but the problem is that it's not comfortable at all. It's rather greasy and grainy, and once I put it on my face it feels very heavy. I also ended up with an orange pillow... so now I have to put a towel on my pillow before going to bed. This product is too much hassle for me to consider buying again.
    Serious skin care
    This was one of those"I don't really know what I'm buying deals. The first night I used it I applied it lazily before bed, noticed a tingling sensation on my face but that was expected, but when I woke the next morning my skin looked so luscious & plump I couldn't believe it (then I noticed my nails & hands were dyed orange, apparently u should wash carefully bc it will collect & dye around the nail area). I can't say enough good things about this, only don't be intimidated by the tingling is the vitamin c at work. LOVE The Ordinary.
    Not on my repurchase list
    Smells like fake tan, has turned my palms orange, even when I wash my hands after use it gets in around my nails and hard/dry bits of skin, looking like I've done a bad fake tan. Too grainy for me personally, this probably isn't for you if you don't like silicone based products. Can't say I've noticed much of a difference from using this. Takes a long time to sink in and does pill if you haven't left long enough between applying next product.
    Contains fake tan
    After using this serum a couple of times, I noticed that classic fake tan 'biscuit' smell. My hands are also stained orange. I'm not averse to fake tan but really wish this was made clear in the product description as it's not what I'm after in a serum! Aside from that, it has an ok texture and is quite hydrating.
    I LOVE The Ordinary, every product i have tried so far has been amazing, but this is a total game changer. My skin is literally smooth as silk! I use this at night after one of their serums, and apply my moisturiser on top. In the morning after i cleanse my face, my skin is absolutely smooth, all texture is GONE. My skin looks brighter, clearer and more even, and best of all it feels so much firmer! I will never ever go without this product ever again!!! I only use this at night as it is kind of sticky/greasy, it does recommend PM use on the tube. Do yourself a favour and BUY THIS CREAM RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Just for reference, my skin type is extremely combo. I have dry flakey patches, but also excess oil in the T zone and cheeks. I also have eczema prone sensitive skin and this doesn't cause any issues on my sensitive parts. It does tingle when you apply it, but that fades pretty quickly!
    Very effective and controllable
    I've seen great results with this after one week. I added a pea sized amount to some Korean bamboo water gel and applied to face and neck. It soothes and plumps and evens out the skin. I'd recommend adding it to a very mild gel/watery moisturiser to get the maximum benefit from the HA content and to minimize risk of irritation. I will alternate this with retinoid treatment.
    This is really a great vitamin C, and I've experienced far better results with this one, than with products that cost ten times as much. I use the cream at night without anything on top, as they recommend, it does not layer well with other products on top, and yes it is gritty, but that is a small price to pay, when the results are so amazing - radiant, smooth and plump skin.
    Great if you are on a budget and don't mind the texture
    It's made clear on the Ordinary website that this product has a strange texture, but is a stable way of delivering a high concentration of vitamin C. I went for it to see if the efficacy would trump the texture. I applied it in the evening initially, as directed by the Ordinary website. The texture is like a very fine sand in a watery gel, that starts to break down as you apply. Leaving for a minute or two seems to help it absorb to reduce the texture when applying other products on top- it also helps not to apply too much. I found that I woke up in the morning with orangey stains on my pillow from the oxidised vitamin C (in a hotel for work at the time so I don't know for sure if it washed out!) so I switched to daytime use. This also made more sense to me to reap the antioxidant support in addition to my SPF. I found not applying too much and waiting for absorption meant I had no trouble layering products afterwards, and there was no visible residue or anything. I don't wear full make up so can't comment on that but had no issues with my concealer. I had no staining of anything orange with daytime use. Oh- and the product remained white throughout my use over several weeks so was definitely not oxidising and losing its efficacy in the bottle. Big thumbs up for that. I have no specific pigmentation issues, but did notice that my skin looked brighter and more even. However, I found the faff of waiting to apply other products gradually stopped me using this, as well as just not really enjoying the use. It has made me interested in vit C and I am looking at working up through the other budget alternatives without the texture problem as I think I would do better with a lower concentration product that I feel more inclined to use! But if you want a rock bottom priced product that does the job then it is perfectly good.
    The ordinary vitamin C
    Amazing product that works. Skin looks smoother, brighter and youthful considering I'm classed as 'mature' that might be but wow this takes my face into reverse.
    Love the full range
    Nice vit c ,make sure you don't use too much, especially if layering with other serums otherwise nice product with a nice price tag.
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