The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + Hyaluronic Acid Spheres 2% is a water-free, silicone-free stable suspension. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically. The system is supported with addition of dehydrated spheres of Hyaluronic Acid to offer visible surface smoothing alongside the benefits of Vitamin C.
Directions: Apply a few drops to face in the AM or the PM.
This formula is highly concentrated and only a very small amount is needed to cover the entire face. The formula is a suspension of extraordinarily fine L-Ascorbic Acid. As such, the formula has a higher viscosity than most serums. In order to dispense the formula, please take out the pipette from the bottle completely, squeeze the top fully, insert back into the formula with the top kept squeezed and then release the top. This approach will maximize the amount of serum that enters into the pipette dispenser.
Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, C13-15 Alkane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dodecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Bisabolane, Trihydroxystearin, BHT.
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Stel: a few days ago
3.5/5 - It is gritty which I don't really mind (use it at night) but because it is in silicone, it is "slippery" and "waxy" and doesn't absorb into the skin. If you like that sensation (which I thought I could but can't seem to get use to), then you will like this product. It is great value though I have yet to see any improvement to my hyperpigmentation. I read it can take several months.
Adrianna: about a month ago
I'm so happy to have discovered this brand - oh my gosh! The price is beyond amazing for the quality - I don't even want to admit what I've paid for other brands to get high-strength vitamin C. As for using this cream, there is something gritty in it (probably the vitamin C) so I only use it as a night cream. However, in the morning when I rinse my face, it's sooo much softer and it just has a better overall appearance! I also bought the caffeine under-eye drops, waiting to see if they're just as good.
Dani: a few months ago
This product shows how careful formulators have to be with pure Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Pure Vitamin C cannot come into contact with water or it oxidizes very quickly. If you own a "pure" Vitamin C serum or cream that is tinted a peachy-orange colour, and has any water in it, you can be assured it will oxidize. That colour is added to mask the oxidation or is the colour of oxidation. This product is in a water-free base so there's no worry about that. I do have to use this one as a mask though because it irritates me so much. I prefer the Vitamin C derivatives now so I can leave them on and they don't burn.