Sunday, October 20


The ordinary is a cult skincare favorite, they have many good products, their products are affordable, and are a popular brand: I noticed my review of The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane has stayed on my top 5 posts since I posted it months ago. Although it was a disappointment, I still wanted to try out more products by The Ordinary. I have bought all the products I want to try and would be reviewing them little by little.
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A Water-Free, Stable Suspension of 30% Pure L-Ascorbic Acid in Light Silicones

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. This water-free formula provides 30% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. Due to the presence of very light silicones, this formulation feels smooth on the skin despite the suspension format of the formulation, avoiding the short-lived gritty feeling of our original Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% formula. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime.

This product is a water-free suspension of 30% Ascorbic Acid powder. 

The format of this formula is a suspension of very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of Vitamin C topically. With such format, a very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin's tolerance to such high exposure is elevated. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed on each application with other creams or serums of your preference.

Alternative products on the market offer suspensions of Vitamin C in water-free formulations in heavier silicone bases. These formulations do keep the Vitamin C stable but they are almost always offered in heavier silicone bases that interfere with efficient exposure of the entire Vitamin C content to the skin (the silicone entraps the Vitamin C). Our formula avoids the use of heavy silicones to offer better exposure to Vitamin C content. However, please note that this formulation would still offer slightly less efficient exposure to Vitamin C than our silicone-free Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% formula. The additional Vitamin C content (30%) in this silicone base helps offset the slight impairment to dermal exposure.

Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Polysilicone-11, PEG-10 Dimethicone.
+ Water free
+ Nut-free
+ Vegan
+ Alcohol-free
+ Oil-free
+ Gluten-free
+ Cruelty-free
product information is taken from theordinary.com

I have been trying Vitamin C products since I turned 25 and I am still in search of the best and affordable Vitamin C product and that's why I wanted to try The Ordinary.  For $6.80 The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone is a pretty good steal. I honestly don't know why I bought this out of all the Vitamin C solutions by The Ordinary, I think because I thought it had the highest percentage but I didn't check very well about the kind of solution it is.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension is suspended in silicone which means it doesn't look great under makeup or even during the day (especially on darker skin), it doesn't blend well, I don't think it is as smooth on the skin as it claims; It also can only be worn at night. When I first tried The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone I was a bit disappointed because it just snagged on my skin, and I thought it was a total fail and It burnt on application (it is VERY strong). Following the directions, I applied it after my ampoule (Farmstay All in One Dr-V8 Vitamin Ampoule) which made it sting less but it still had that dry/gritty feel on my skin.

I did find a solution for the silicone gritty, feel by using a creamy face cream to dissolve it, so I tried The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone with my Laneige Waterbank Moisture Cream and it dissolved!!

Although, since I have combination skin I could not wear it like this (too many layers!!) during the day and at night it was good!

After getting used to The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone and working with it, my overall view of the product was good actually. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone made the skin glow, I loved waking up to supple glowing skin every morning after using it. I loved the product and I was sad when it finished. However, the hassle with the solution is why I wouldn't repurchase The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone unless there's no other option. I believe it worked on my skin but I would rather try other vitamin C products by The Ordinary first and see which ones I prefer first.


Thanks for reading!! 
Ore :)


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