The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder 20g
4.5 of 125 reviews
$2.46 x 4
$2.46 x 4
- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
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4.5 of 125 reviews
89% recommend this product
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This is the best - love the fact you can mix with serum or any complementary product. Brightens my skin. Lasts a long time and the price is very reasonable.
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Effective but annoying
I use this with Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, as recommended. It noticeably reduces redness and general skin appearance but it annoying/ hard to use. I have been given different advice for The Ordinary regarding what it can be mixed with (I am under the impression that buffet has been taken off the list of things it can be mixed with) and it leaves a very unpleasant odors on my hands which serious scrubbing can't remove.
LoveThis is the best - love the fact you can mix with serum or any complementary product. Brightens my skin. Lasts a long time and the price is very reasonable.
GoodHave been using this product for around a week. At first I found it difficult to work out what to mix it with as ALL my serums contained Niacinamide, which this can't be mixed with. I've ended up simply mixing it with water and applying it that way, which seems to work also. I don't personally find having to mix it every night annoying, as it only takes 20 seconds or so, especially when you consider that it has the benefit of being less prone to breaking down and becoming useless as liquid vitamin C is. Overall I haven't seen too much of a difference in my skin, however it's only been a week, so I'm looking forward to the results. This also hasn't caused my skin any problems, which is good as I have very sensitive skin.
Great product for vitamin c addition in your skin careOut of all the vitamin c skin care I’ve used this is the best due to it’s versatility. I use half a scoop mixed with my usual moisturiser once or twice a week.
GreatI use this a few times a week at night. It's a super gentle AHA that really brightens your skin.
Vitamin C powder worth a tryThis is a nicely milled fine vitamin C powder which I mix in with one of the Ordinary moisturizers. It is not an everyday product for me, as the scooping of powder using the little spoon and mixing it into a moisturizer takes some time, although the results are great and my skin feels glowy after use. Definitely worth a go if you are not in a rush in the morning. I would recommend this product, however for ease of use, I usually stick with liquid forms of Vitamin C.
Great addition to your beauty arsenalI love this product. I use half a scoop at night mixed with 3 drops of the Resveratol and Ferulic Acid and my skin is glowing. I've had no breakouts or sensitivity with it which my skin is normally prone to. I highly recommend this.
Very effectiveThis is my favourite Vitamin C product to date. Really tingles when it's going on so I know it's working! Incredibly finely milled powder, I usually mix it in with my Buffet serum and it goes on well. Occasionally leaves white powdery residue if I've used a lot but melts in as soon as I add a second serum or moisturiser over the top. Little tub lasts for months. I've definitely noticed less pigmentation on my cheeks. I got this for my sister who has very combination skin and within 2 weeks she was getting lots of compliments about being glowy.
IncredibleIncredible product that truly works. After about a week of use my skin was absolutely glowing and pigmentation definitely reduced! Amazing product that actually works and such a great price
Pleased with the resultsPleased with the results but it is a bit annoying to use because of the mixing factor and trying to figure out what to mix it with. But it does make my skin very soft. Only a mild tingling sensation too.
i love this stuffi mix this into any moisturiser or serum, does get ball up (not sure if its the amount i use) if you use too much so i just stick to using it at night, usually mix into my ordinary hylauronic acid 2% & b5 serum or buffet serum. noticed a differenced within 2 weeks of using that my pigmentation on cheeks was disappearing and my skin was glowing and more even. everyone needs this!!
It works...It makes my skin look visibly brighter, but it stings a bit upon application especially if you exfoliate before you put this on...
OMG Best Vitamin C PowderWow. I have used VERY expensive vitamin c serums, lotions, you name it. I've used everything from serums with "evidence" amount of Vitamin C to lotions with 20% vitamin c in it and NOTHING compares to this powder from the ordinary. Wow. It transforms ANY of your other serums into powerhouse serums.
I mix this with either The Ordinary rose oil or resveratrol or hyaluronic + b5. My skin is so soft and glowing. Fine lines gone. So obsessed.
Cost effective and greatSwitched from skinstituts version. It's not as finally milled. However half the price. Use with TO ferulic reservatrol. Amazing. I don't mind the fragrance.
Plump dewy skinI’ve only used this for about a week. I got it for antioxidant preventative purposes. So far skin feels more plump and hydrated. I use it with the buffet in the morning. I heard this will help with my pigmentation so hope to see some more exciting results in a few weeks.
Don't really like itI think this product is a little too harsh on my skin. I've used multiple vitamin c serums and powders but this one hurt my skin. If you have sensitive skin then just be careful with it. Less is definitely more.
This is the real dealI’ve used a lot of vitamin c trying to get rid of my Queensland sun lover melasma and pigmentations. But this stuff is potent! After only a week my skin is looking more even and lighter!
Effective but annoyingI use this with Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, as recommended. It noticeably reduces redness and general skin appearance but it annoying/ hard to use. I have been given different advice for The Ordinary regarding what it can be mixed with (I am under the impression that buffet has been taken off the list of things it can be mixed with) and it leaves a very unpleasant odors on my hands which serious scrubbing can't remove.
A lifesaver for reducing pigmentationI'd done a significant amount of research on Vit C in serums and its notorious instability, so I wanted to opt for a powder to extend its shelf life and combine it with my already extensive collection of night creams. With the L-absorpic acid it's fabulous, plays nicely with everything that I've mixed it with and I'm already noticing a difference in it reducing some pigmentation spots on my cheeks after just a couple of weeks. Absolutely amazing and 10x better than some of the Vit C serums that are $200+!
Love it, but it requires trial and errorI've discovered that less is definitely more with this product. I used too much once, and my face looked worse than the night before. However, if you use maybe half a scoop of that tiny little scooper, or a bit less, you will definitely wake up with smoother, glowier skin than when you went to sleep. Too much, however, can make you drier and peel. So it does require a bit of trial and error depending on how much your skin can take/ what it requires to get the best results. I didn't think this jar was going to last that long but I've had it since January and I'm not even halfway through the jar, so it's a good investment as well.
It works well with the Moisturising Factors moisturiser, as well as with rosehip oil mixed in too. If you want to give vitamin C powders a try, absolutely try this, but do start out with a little bit at a time to see what it takes to see results, and be careful about adding too much.
The one issue I have with this is the SMELL. The powder itself has no scent, but I always find that it leaves a terrible metallic smell on my hands and face, as well as stains the skin between my fingers if I don't rinse it off well enough.
LOVE LOVEI loveeeeee this product. I don't care thats its a little messy and the spoon is a silly shape, it works wonders. I use it mixed with buffet serum and results are super glowy skin when I wake up. I find I also have better results with the salicylic acid when using this over the top. Blemishes are always gone the next day. I did get carried away and mixed it in with body lotion and used it all over me and then wore a nightie to bed on my nice white sheets and it looked like I had sweated a spray tan off the next morning so keep that in mind. I actually have bought black sheets so I can use this in body lotion every week and not have to worry about staining.
Good for the priceI like this Vitamin C powder but don't love it. It definitely works and makes your skin incredibly glowy but it can be messy and using too much leaves it sitting on your skin, peeling and flaking away for the rest of the day. I also found it doesn't layer well with some heavier moisturisers.
The Best Product I OwnI honestly cannot believe how great this it. I mix one spoonful into standard moisturiser or TO Hyaluronic acid every night or every second night - hardly ever tingles. It is the most brightening product I have ever tried and noticed a difference in how glowy my skin was after two days. I don't use it if I'm breaking out, but haven't found that it's irritating at all as I started small and built my usage up. Miles better than any other vitamin C product from TO and incred value for money.
Genius ProductI use this a couple times a week at night. It's a super gentle AHA that really brightens your skin. I previously used glycolic acid but I have found this to be much gentler.
This makes my face so bright and dewyI love love love this product! I mix a bit in my morning moisturiser and it makes my skin bright and dewy looking. Such a cheap product that makes a difference. I put a small scoop onto my palm and then add a pea sized bit of moisturiser and mix to form a paste which I then apply. I will repurchase this for sure when it runs out.
Love thisI love the idea of this powder because you can easily mix it with any serum you want to cater to your skin. I mix it with 5 drops of the Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% in my palms and mix it with my finger. This combination makes my skin all glowy and helps with skin tone and pigmentation
greathas really smoothed the texture of my skin!
Great product but stains fingernails and pillowsI liked what this did for my skin, but have had to switch to a different form of Vitamin C because this one caused my fingernails to turn an ugly yellow brown, like someone who smokes 3 packets a day. It also stained my pillowcases but washes out easily enough. SO, great product with unexpected and unsightly side effects.
Superb ideaI absolutely love the idea behind this. You can put it in any serum which makes the incorporation of vitamin c in your skincare very easy. I don't like the smell of it, however I wake up with smooth skin in the morning and have noticed a reduction in pigmentation. Incredible price as well, highly recommend
Cheap and effectiveGreat price for functional product. I mix this powder in with moisturiser or serum and let it sink into the skin. Definitely have seen a little lightening of my blemishes over the course of 3 weeks. Only issue is that the powder is a bit of a hassle to have to mix into the serum/ moisturiser - an all in one treatment may be more convenient.
When you need those extra antioxidantsI love how it comes in a form of powder. It has a tiny scoop included and I always use one scoop. I put one scoop in my palm, then drop from one of my serums like Marula Oil or B Oil or even The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% , mix it with the tip of your finger. It gets smooth super easy. Then put on your face. I use it as part of my night routine. My skin feels soft as a baby's bum the next day and it evened out my skin tone after like a month. Super cheap and super effective!
Favourite Vitamin C productI think it's a great way to use l-ascorbic acid in the powder form to avoid the oxidization.
To avoid the 'messiness', you may scoop some out into a small empty loose powder container and then just tip some out each time. For me it's easier to mix the powder with moisturizer this way than to layer products.
Such a good ideaThis is a great way to give your skin vitamin C. I have tried many serums with only a 3 month after opening expiry date as well as creams with awful textures and undesirable filler ingredients. Having pure vitamin C powder that I can dissolve into my own toners or serums is an amazing idea and I really enjoy using this product. It gives my skin a nice glow and reduced my breakouts.
Great product for soft and smooth skinIt’s a great product. My skin feel soft and smooth with natural glow. Highly recommend.
Careful...I bought this product a couple months ago and I gotta say I am not a big fan yet. I was quite excited and pleased with the results when I first tried it but but then I had a massive breakout on my chin, like I have NEVER had before to the point where my chin had this horrendous texture....the stuff of nightmares....I actually cried.
I don't have sensitive skin but looking back I was using it every day rather than easing it into my routine, which is why I am not going to swear it off completely. Now that my skin has gone back to normal I will try using it once a week and take it from there but I am definitely scared, specially considering I only used about half the recommended amount, this stuff is powerful so definitely be careful and take your time with it. I will check back in a couple months for another review.
Great product for great value!I’ve tried a few different vitamin c applications and this one is by far the best. I use it with the ordinary moisturiser or rosehip oil or HA. I use it at night and occasionally during the day under makeup with moisturiser if I’m looking for an extra plump and smooth look. My skin glows and is so smooth after using. Just be careful not to use too much! And wash your hands as it is prone to staining, especially under the nails.
Love thisI absolutely love this powder. The Ordinary vitamin C suspension irritated my skin but this powder mixed with my night time moisturiser feels amazing
Pretty effectiveThis is a good effective vitamin C very effective has helped fade my pigmentation and my skin glows when I wake up in the morning.
Love itLoved this, would highly recommend. Good starting point for vitamin c as you can choose how much you use, start small and work your way up. I use it with the ordinary moisturiser every second night and wake up with baby soft skin
Outstanding vitamin c - baby smooth skinExcellent high quality vit c. I mix it with Trilogy Antioxidant and rosehip oil. Just a rice grain amount - less is more this stuff is strong. My skin is even, baby smooth and luminous. As vit c degraded and oxydises quickly mixing it everyday into my oil means I get the highest quality product working on my skin. Great price point.
Love itI love this product. I mix it with the ordinary natural moisturizing factors. I wake up with my skin looking brighter. Also makes my skin really soft!
AmazingI have skin that’s prone to redness around my nose and chin I have used quite a few different products that claim to stop redness and pigmentation but nothing seems to really help the redness as much as this has in the past few days of using it! I’m amazed at the results in such a short amount of time my skin looks flawless! I used two scoops as I was super excited and went a little over board, but still didn’t get any tingling or irritation at all I mixed it with The Ordanary HA+ natural moisturising factors seems to work really well,
although it can feel a little dry so can’t wait to try and mix it with other ordinary products aswell!
Cannot recommend this enough for its price and effectiveness!
Easy and effective.Easy and works a treat on my pigmentation.
Works GreatI love this little pot of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. It is fantastic to mix with other serums etc and you wake up with skin that glows. Not too big a jar so great for travelling.
NiceI use it on my body mixed with body lotion. It brightens my skin definitely!
rapid resultsThe first time I used this I mixed half a spoon in with my moisturiser and the next morning my skin was visibly brighter and more glowy. I have been using it everyday and have had great results! some people may not like the fact that you have to mix in the powder with other products/make your own solutions as it takes a little more time, but personally I find it really fun and love making skincare concoctions! it mixes well with cream moisturisers and hyaluronic acids, though I tried it with the Ordinary's 100% squalane and it felt slightly strange and grainy. would 1000x recommend this product
Great product and price pointSuch a great price I actually bought this to use on sun damaged skin on my arms/chest. It is slowly working. Well worth the price, if a little messy.
Good and affordableIt's a good product, affordable and I would say effective. The only cons is that the powder may not mixed thoroughly and can be messy if you are not careful or rushing. But so far my skin feels smoother. Not bad!
I love this stuff!Okay, so the jar is a bit of a pain (unscrew lid, have spoon ready, pump serum on back of hand, put on spoonful - level - of C powder before serum runs away, mix and apply) but really, for the price it's reasonable.
I found no stinging, but have used VitC for a while now. This one definitely smooths the skin and is working on my sunspots - especially the one on the back of my hand, which is why I mix it there in the first place.
I'll be sticking with this one, I think.
Good productThis is a good product. It smoothen my skin. I mixed this in my moisturiser, body lotion and toner. Cons... it does stain on clothes and pillows.
OkayI wasn't in love with the product but it was pretty effective and great for the price
Good so farOnly have tried for a week now, I do like it so far. I have no stinging from it. I mix 1/2 scoop with the Ordinary HA in the morning. My skin did look a bit brighter, not sure tho, would like to use it more to see if it helps with pigmentation. I also mix it with serums and moisturizers on diff days. I def prefer this vit C than the other one from the Ordinary, which was gritty and harsh in my skin with no results
Packs a Glowy Punch - beware of how much you useI can certainly vouch for the efftiveness of this product.
I use this in the morning and make up a litle serum/emulsion using 1/3 of a spoon (the one included in the pot) of this powder mixed in with a few drops of other oils/serums(e.g. buffet,/vitamin e oil/Hyaluronic acid) as a part of my AM routine. It gives me a wonderful glow , probably the most noticeable of any product ive used!
However, please note: this stuff is STRONG. I really think there should be more of a warning or detailed instructions included for this product. The first time I used it, I used a generous half spoon and boy was that TOO much for my skin to handle! Start small is my advice, maximum 1/4 of spoon and work your way up from there once your tolerence builds. If you can navigate your way through that then you will love this product. Also i cant even imagine when it will run out! The price point on this product is nothing short of amazing!
Life-changing!I bought this product about 2 weeks ago and I was noticing a difference after the first use and still continue to notice a difference. My pore size has shrunk, my acne scarring has been reducing and my skin looks fresh and plump. I actually can’t believe how well it is working.
I did notice that I really didn’t have much tingling when mixing it with ‘The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA’ and that’s with the Hyaluronic acid and one of my other ordinary serums underneath. But when mixed with the Plant derived sqaulane and the tingling was unbearable.
Overall this is my favourite new product!
Broke me out!I am so disappointed with this product. I was expecting great things from it but instead I end up with really bad breakouts and congestion on my forehead.
I used this in the morning, diluted with snail essence without niacinamide. I wait for 20-30 mins before continuing with my routine but after using this for a few months, discontinuing it, then using it again, I can safely say that this product did me more harm than good.
It didn't brighten my skin or do any of that. Instead, I ended up with rough, raised bumps on my cheeks, around my nose and on my forehead.
I've used Vitamin C in the past with no issues. I've also used about a quarter of the spatula provided.
I'd be careful with this product if your skin type is dry/dehydrated, sensitive.
BrighteningI mix this with The Ordinary "Buffet" at night twice a week and it visibly evens and brightens my skin tone by next morning. It is a great boost to add to your evening regime, but I'd recommend starting with half a scoop at first - I started with a whole scoop and it was a bit stingy! But once you get the amount right you're in for a treat.
It worksDefinitely seeing my skin brightening and pigmentation disappearing. I add one scoop to my moisturiser of a night.
Great product at a low costIt can be mixed with almost anything and it’s super effective, it really has made my skin come to life over these past few months
Super usable and effectiveThis powder is the most affordable Vitamin C powder I've seen, and it appears to be just as effective as other. So easy to use, I just add it to my night face oil.
Very effectiveA very effective brightener - just add a level scoop to your moisturiser.
A little bit goes a long way - careful not to use a heaped scoop or it will sting.
Seeing good results with time!My skin has acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and redness.
My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc. I was a bit hesitant as I am quite time poor but it’s so effective it’s worth the extra few minutes to get the combination right. I feel my skin always looks really bright the next day!!
Wow!I bought this product out of curiosity, and I am SO glad! I’ve only been using it a week and already I can notice a difference.. I wore my make up for 24 hours the other day, and usually I would wake up with pimples and spots all over.. but I have been mixing this powder in with my moisturiser before applying any primer or make up, and I found ever after washing off all of my make up my skin was so smooth and even! I can’t believe it! It creates a solid barrier on the skin and hydrates it effectively. And for this price you really cannot go wrong!
Wow!I’m 45 with freckles so I’m using this in the hope it evens my skin tone and reduces lines. My skin care routine with The Ordinary is morning: Marine Hyaluronics, Buffet (mixed with 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder every 2nd day), Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% (morning routine). For night I use Marine Hyaluronics, Buffet and alternate between The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane replacing these once a week with Matrixyl 10% + HA. With this routine, I’ve most definitely seen a huge difference in my skin. It’s hydrated, brighter and more evened toned. This is only after 2 months. For the price of these products, I’m amazed! My only suggestion for The Ordinary is to have more comprehensive guides as to what products to use together and simpler product names. It’s really hard to navigate all of their products and a lot of the names sound similar. That’s why I posted this routine as I find it works for me. Make sure you follow the advice and where a good sunscreen in the day as well.
No brainerA no brainer, best Vitamin C powder I’ve used and a fantastic price. Gives your skin a nice glow!
I was using another brand of Vitamin C powder and find The Ordinary’s version is finer and whiter.
Doesn’t sting like some Vitamin C product. I find half a scoop works best as a full scoop is too much.
Best Vit CI love this product! If you're new to using actives go steady on this. It might sting and itch a little until you build up tolerance but stick with it. I use a full scoop mixed with the Ordinary moisturizer nightly and have noticed a big difference over time with pigmentation. Just make sure you keep the lid closed tight and don't get the container wet because it will oxidize and go hard and lose its potency!
Follow up after a Month of useI bought this product a month ago to combat the hyperpigmentation and redness I have from some old acne. I didn't see any huge difference in appearance the first week (though it had made it the smoothest it's ever been), now happy to report that my redness has very much diminished! I find this stings less than the spheres with HA product, cause I mix it with a mattifying moisturizer.
VitC all rounderI love this product, not only can it be added to just about any other skincare product for an extra boost but it can be applied directly onto any blemish eradicating it almost overnight. Gives healthy colour to my complexion and an almost flawless finish.
Value for MoneyExcellent value for money with this product. I bought a much more expensive one, with less in it, before the Ordinary released theirs. Super happy with this, I mix a little into my serum or moisturiser. It lasts for ages, and the light sensitive packaging ensures it doesn't degrade too swiftly. Once I get through it, I will absolutely be repurchasing.
LIFESAVERI got slack with skincare for a while because I actually accidentally mixed too much of this into something and for chemical burnt haha so you only have to use the SMALLEST amount, but if you get it right, it works. I have super obvious dark hyperpigmentation around my mouth that makes me look like I have a bit of a mustache and this cleared it right up! I mix it into a watery toner and follow it with hyaluronic acid and a moisturiser. I find that it makes my moisturiser sticky if I mix it in with that, but a watery toner mixes so well. It really has saved my skin and I'm confident to not wear makeup again!!!
A bit fiddly but worth the effortI bought this product after a beauty therapist recommend I purchase a vit c serum to help with post pregnancy pigmentation. I mix it with The Ordinary “Buffet” serum and it has certainly helped brighten my skin tone. Worth the effort if you are looking for an affordable Vit C serum!
Vitamin CLove love love this stuff! I actually quite like the process of having to mix it into another product.
I use this every second night, and mix it into my Sukin moisturiser.
My skin looks brighter, and my complexion has really improved!
Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after using it though! My nails went a bit orange from mixing it with my fingers, so now I just use the end of a makeup brush to mix it in the palm of my hand.
A little tricky but much better than the other antioxidant solutions I've tried!!I have some hyperpigmentation from old acne on my cheeks and have been looking for something to help combat the redness leading up to my wedding day. I wanted something potent and that was shelf stable to add to my collection for use every other day (not for daily use) and yes, it's a bit trickier to use than a bit C serum or lotion but it's very effective! I mix it in with a basic moisturizer and put it on just before I go to bed. Just be prepared, it tingles a bit so best to sort of start with smaller doses and then step up as your skin gets used it it :)
Amazing!I have combination skin. Not prone to break outs but have large pores! This product is amazing. First time i use it pm, i add it on my moisturiser, when i wake up i love my skin... it’s glowing, plump and smooth! I also add this on my body lotion and smoothens my skin. But be careful as it stains on clothes your wearing and on your bed. But my skin is loving it! With my pores it helps to tighten my pores but that is after finishing one bottle. Im on my 3rd bottle. Will definitely buy again as long as it’s available!
Nice productWasn't sure if I'd like thus but I'm impressed so far.
Great buyI love this, it’s very good. I can see results unlike other, more expensive products from other brands. You need only a tiny little bit so it will last for ever, too. Very happy. Will repurchase.
Strong vit cThis vitamin c powder is definitely the strongest vitamin c powder I’ve used. I always get a little sting after applying it (my skin is dry and can be a little sensitive at times) but with prolonged use and mixing it with the right serums I’m certain that I’ll have amazing results and glowing radiant skin.
Most cost effectiveThe ordinary is the most affordable price among the same type of products with the highest concentration, My skin type is the combination.I apply this powder on the body with a mixture of body cream.The effects is obvious. I recommend all my friends to have a try.
Affordable substitute for more expensive Vit C powdersI have been using philosophy's Vit C powder and was pleasantly surprised to see that The Ordinary had a similar product.
I'm pleased with The Ordinary's Ascorbic Acid powder as it has been just as good so far, and is so much cheaper.
My only gripe is the packaging. The container's mouth is too wide and causes the powder to fly about especially when opening the jar. I'm also concerned about easy contamination because of the wide opening.
GreatGreat product, fantastic price. It did take about 10 days for my skin to get use to it. I would recommend you only use 1/4 scoop of the little spoon it is very stong.
Surprisingly my fav vit c from the ordinary...I have used numerous vit c products from The Ordinary, including: the original vitamin c suspension, Ascorbyl Glucoside and the Tetraisopalmitate Solution. This I have to say is my favourite. I've had the best results, no sensitivity to it(and I have generally sensitive skin) and the product amount/cost is crazy cheap. If I use it before makeup I do need to let it soak in for 20mins or so, but that would really be the only annoyance, which in the scheme of things is minor, I just skip it if I'm in a rush haha. But its definitely a 5 star product for results <-> price/value!->
Does not live up to the hype.I have heard exceptional things about this item and unfortunately it has not done anything for my skin. I bought this product to help lighten my acne scars, but after using it for a month, there were still no results. Another downside to this product is the packaging, it just gets really messy. If you are tossing up between this and a serum, definitely skip on this product,
On the fenceI’m not sure how I feel about this product. I feel as though my skin breaks out a day or two after using it each time. I will continue until it finishes as I know the importance of vitamin c topically on the skin.
Good if you have timeSlightly messy and inconvenient but it does help protect your skin and give it a healthy glow.
It's not the product's fault...I would like to rate it 5 starts but it is ALWAYS out of stock. Last time I received the notification but I was still too late to order, and it became out of stock again in the second day. You can tell how popular is this Acid Powder.
WorksIt does seem to brighten my skin and is really the most affordable vitamin c available. Its a bit annoying needing to mix the products in the morning, but at least the vitamin c is fresh. Would have preferred a smaller scoop though, since Adore recommends a rice grain amount while the girls in the store recommended 1/4 scoop. If that's the measurements then why give me such a big spoon to complicate my life?!
the product was great and i did see results!I mixed this product with my everyday moisturiser and started to see results after a couple of weeks. My skin is feeling great and i would definitely recommend.
Holy grailI have been using this product for 2 months now, i mixed it with "Buffet" serum from the same brand.
When i first applied it, i can immidiately feel the tightening effect on my face :)
Bang for your buckPurchased this not being sure if I needed it. Comes in pot with a cute mini scooper inside to collect the powder. I mix this into either my other serums or moisturiser and can see my skin visibly glowing the next day! Just be careful with how much you scoop at first, I only use 1/4 of the spoon so far or else it can cause irritation.
Easy to incorporateLove this.I use this in the morning before I apply sunscreen to protect my face from free radicals during the day. Patch test this before applying all over your face - I used a whole scoop the first time and the stinging was too much for me. I now use half a scoop mixed with Marula oil in the morning and then apply a tinted sunscreen over the top. It hardly adds any extra time onto my morning routine.
I like it!I thought I’d hate this as a time poor mum but it’s so effective it’s worth the extra few minutes to get the combination right. My skin looks really bright the next day and with continued use I think it will be really effective! I also haven’t had any issues with reactions or burning
Use wiselyMy skin has acne, acne scars, dryness, eczema, spots, peeling around the eyes.
My main concern is to get rid of the acne, acne like spots or scars etc.
It has to be mixed very well or very dilutely mixed. I started having rashes or peeling of the skin on my cheekbones due to how strong and potent it is I have stopped using it for a few months. Might start using it later again once I finish all my other The Ordinary products.
Perfect L-Ascorbic Acid Must Have!I’ve tried lots of Vitamin C products, paid a fortune only to see the liquid turn yellow to orange too fast. This is 100% L-AA ( Vitamin C) in powder form so it is stable, so finely milled to mix with whatever you like then apply to a dry face. Instant brightening and a powerful antioxidant that you can mix with The Ordinary’s Resveratrol & Ferulic as an extra powerhouse! I also mix it with Toners like Aloe for soothing or Green Tea Toner for added antioxidant strength. This is THE best Vitamin C (100% L-AA) product I’ve used and it’s fun too! Get your Glow On.
The Best Vitamin C PowderI have tried a few vitamin c powders and found them too gritty. This one is very fine, so it goes on almost smooth when mixed in with your serum of choice. Slight tingle sensation when applied. Don’t use too much powder or you’ll burn your skin! The product will last you forever.
Great value and resultsI was quite hesitant to purchase this, I thought mixing the powder into cream seemed like too much hassle and could potentially end up with a huge mess. Since my normal product sold out, I gave this a try. The mixing is actually quite easy once you get used to the routine.
The hyperpigmentation has noticeably lightened up, the skin is much brighter and looks much healthier.
Only a tiny amount of powder is needed each time. Very good value as this jar will last a long time.
Great booster for body treatmentI struggle to find potent body moisturisers, because most have added fragrance which my skin doesn’t tolerate well. I bought this tub to use with Regular Vaseline body moisturiser and it’s brilliant for my legs and arms. I was sceptical at first, but one of the small scoops mixes remarkably well, and after a couple of weeks my skin is looking brighter. Will continue to use this in the lead up to summer so I have glowing legs - finally a cheap and effective way to add some antioxidant power to my body treatment!
Waiting for availabilityAfter ordering, I was notified that there was no stock, so I’m yet to try this! I have combination skin, and love the thought of mixing a fresh Vit C type concoction each time to avoid oxidation. The lovely consultant arranged a different The Ordinary product, but I look forward to ordering this when I can.
Affordable & EffectiveAffordable & effective skin care product. It made a noticeable different to my complexion!
Easy to use and evens up skin toneMy skin is dry and flakey resulting in me having quite an uneven skin tone. I started using this as recommended by a friend and love how easy it is to use (you can mix it with water or your moisturiser). I have noticed a much clearer complexion since i started using this, however it doesnt say specifically how much to use, so I think i used a little too much at the beginning and it made my skin sting. However after trying smaller amounts it just leaves your skin tingling, but not stinging!
Good but don't overuse itI've heard mixed reviews about this powder. I'm in my early 30 with sensitive skin. My skin has brightened after the first use with around 1 scoop of the powder but with some tingling sensation. I realised the amount might be a bit too much so I decided to reduce it to half a scoop the following days. The tingling sensation was still there and I decided to apply it in alternate days. Everything goes well after that. This is definitely a good value product. Just remember to start with a small amount and see how your skin reacts.
Never knew I needed thisI was recommended this just 2 months ago and I have not been able to stop using this since! It visibly brightens, and gives a tingling feeling if there are areas where my skin feels a little bit dry. Great for Vit-C effects!
very nicetheir best vit c product. i mix with niacinamide and apply before layering oils etc on top. so cheap too.