Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wow! Immediate results.
I've used this mask a few times now and I'm very impressed. After just my first use, my skin felt smoother than it has in years. My skin looked brighter, visibly softer, more even. I have mildly sensitive skin. I'm prone to redness and dryness. This mask made my skin feel a little tight afterwards and my cheeks did have some temporary redness, but that's somewhat to be expected with such a strong AHA. I moisturized afterwards with The Ordinary's standard moisturizer. I did not (and do not recommend) use any other products that evening. Just my pre-peel wash, the AHA/BHA mask, and my moisturizer. This product is very, very strong and should be used on a night you're not using any other actives to reduce irritation. I did a ton of research before I purchased and used this product, and I would recommend anyone considering it does their due diligence and research it as well. It's definitely a very powerful chemical and perfectly safe if used properly, but I can see the potential for disaster if used improperly. All in all, I definitely recommend this product for 25+ skin. I think it's probably more powerful than someone under 25 needs, unless they're dealing with acne scarring or some other topical skin concerns that would warrant a strong acid like this. If you have rosacea, I definitely recommend you consult with a dermatologist or esthetician before trying this product.
Most Helpful Critical Review I would never buy this product ever again
I read how to use this product and once I received it, I made sure to follow directions. I used it once a week for three weeks, for no more than 10 min and then washed it with lukewarm water. I noticed some stinging on my cheek and chin area but I thought it was normal because it was mentioned everywhere that it stings a little. After the third week, I realized my cheek and chin area, the skin was damaged and really flaky and peeling off. My skin was literally peeling off and it hurt really bad. So I searched it up, and noticed how it happened to a few other girls too. I still have this burns on my face and they look really bad, I tried to make it a little better by using petroleum jelly and other burn creams but nothing is working. And my skin looks really gross, and dark and also really flaky. I definitely DO NOT recommend this product at all. It doesn't work on everyone's face, and it can legit just ruin your whole face and the company won't do anything about it. I really hope my skin heals I'll give it some time but if it doesn't, I will be taking bigger actions. Thank you for reading this, have a great day.
Reviewed by 2067 customers Love it!
AmandaMaeB from Southfield, MI
I decided on this product after some research on best ingredients for skincare. Bonus for the price and the glass bottle. It doesn't burn, or tingle even, on me and my skin feels so soft after use.
Melani from Florida
I use this 2x a week and so far it's doing wonders and using the Niacinamide after has faded some of the hardest to go spots and I also use it anywhere needed on my body, its not just for the face!
My once every2 week renewal
Jami B from Columbus In
Perfect for more mature skin
Works even better then some very expensive products!
HalfofmyHeart - Jenn from NJ
This product works great. I have a few other products that are very similiar, that costs $50-$100 (one product maybe even more), and this product by the Ordinary works just as well or slightly better then a couple of the much more expensive products! I definitely recommend trying this product, if you haven't already.
clarkson from florida
very easy to use is effective on skin overall great results
Would buy again
Busy mom of 4 from Esko, MN
It works as described. If you have sensitive skin I would be careful with this one. Does burn/tingle slightly but it is mild.
Worst product for sensitive skin
Audriette from Tampa, FL
Steer away from this product if you have sensitive and prone to eczema skin. This product burned my skin so bad that my skin turned red and I had to use eczema cream to get rid of my flaky skin!
Chrissy from Va
Love it so much in one day made my skin feel smoother and glowy
Not for sensitive skin.
Kay from Montana
The popularity and price point of this product make it attractive, however if you have sensitive skin please be careful. I can't keep this on my face for even 5 minutes because it starts to burn. I've moved to doing this every two weeks and only on an area or two versus my entire face and I am still experiencing burning after a minute.
It makes my face feel a little smooth (an achievable feat with vitamin C or a physical exfoliant such as a foreo) but nothing drastic otherwise.
Miracle for my skin!
Dharmony79 from Scottsdale, AZ
I suffer from sebaceous hyperplasia on my temples and occasionally my forehead. Using this every 2-3 days shrinks my bumps and keeps new ones from forming. It will definitely dry your skin with overuse, so be careful!
Hurts So Good!
LMC722 from Cape Coral, Florida
#1 fan!! The first time I used this I paced my lanai for 10 min straight. The next day I was amazed that it really got in there and did it's job. The second time I used it I gently fanned my face and the third time I didn't really notice any burning. I would not let the report of discomfort scare you away... it stops after a few treatments and the pros outweigh the cons! Oh, I've never used a product on my face that is visibly red... it's wild 🤣
Sk8tr from Tucson
My esthetician recommended this product. I spent a fortune on a high end skin care line with disappointing results. This product did more for me than anything else I've used. Smooth skin, less breakouts. Idk about long term.. I've only used it for three weeks. It's supposed to help the brown spots. That has yet to be seen.
I broke out- bad
CoolCat from Indiana
I've seen all the hype over this product recently and I was like "as inexpensive as it is I'll try it out". Nope not the move! I don't have overly sensitive skin either! After 30 seconds it started to BURN. An hour after I rinsed it off a friend came by and asked me what happened to my face. When I tell you I looked like a tomato- the day after my face was covered in red bumps.
I would buy this product again for sure
Maria from Renton Washington
Twice a week I love it
use it correctly and it'll work wonders!
CeeCee from Wisconsin
This saved my sad dry skin since it's first use. Just pleeeease make sure you follow the instructions. Keep up a standard skincare routine that incorporates sunscreen during the day and keep yourself hydrated. The results will last longer!
Ashley from Atlanta
Love love love this product. It's affordable and it works!
I would buy this product again (I actually did)!
Jossy from Nashville,TN
I use this product every Wednesday & Saturday and i noticed a big difference in my skin. it was smoother and brighter a bit. I went like a month break without using this because i dropped it in my sink and it broke:(. But other than it burning like a bitty, its a good product. This is my second buy :)
It does wonders!
Alice from Colorado
This is seriously a life saver. I got it and I was worried it would irritate my skin and cause breakouts because I don't react well with other BHA/AHA chemical exfoliators (I've tried the glossier one). This one didn't break me out, nor did it give me a purging period! It didn't burn my skin or make it itch. I use it twice a week for 10 minutes and it smoothes out my complexion and makes me look so alive. I have oily combo skin that isn't sensitive but it is acne prone. Only thing I would say is that it's not for super dry skin, as it leaves my combo oily skin feeling a tad bit dry even though I use a pretty rich cream afterwards.
An exfoliator that gets the job done without being abrasive!
Sama from USA
This works really well for me! My skin has no irritation and it also helps to dry out and reduce blemishes. I definitely recommend for acne prone skin!
Never live without it!!!
Sukriye from Houston
I definitely love it! Brightens my skin. My dark spots diminish when l use this product. Be careful about using sun protection while using aha bha. For prevention, I use it in winter, at night, once a week. I use high protection sun cream every day. I buy it when it finishes and continue buying.
Mimi from California
I've been using this product for about two months and the first time I used it my skin was visibly smoother and softer! I rarely break out and I started breaking out a couple months ago and I scar easily. So this product has helped me soo much with lightening the acne scars I have currently. Results can take time and depends on how deep the scarring is. Make sure to apply sunscreen religiously!!!! This product makes your skin sensitive after but that's because it's a chemical exfoliate. I don't have much sensitivity but it varies per person. Overall I love this product and it's helped my teen brother with his acne.
Amazing skin refining product!
LynneDenise from New Hampshire
After seeing this product recommended highly by several Dermatologists on TikTok, I had to try it myself. I have the usual middle-aged skin problems of mild wrinkles, duller complexion due to menopause, and sun damage. I followed the directions exactly as indicated on the box, applying the serum to dry skin and washing off after 10 minutes. My skin was immediately smoother and brighter! It does burn, but it definitely worked MUCH better than many of the other expensive AHA masks I have tried in the past. This affordable peel will now have a permanent spot in my skincare rotation.
Weekly secret weapon
Aly from Portland
I wish I knew about this stuff sooner! I use it once a week to refresh my skin, and I'm so happy with the results I've had after about 8 months of use. It does sting a little bit but nothing uncomfortable. I'm on the more sensitive side so I only leave it on for around 7 mins to avoid redness
Saved my face
Thankyouthankyou from Washington
This stuff is amazing. It's the one skin product I cannot live with out. My face feels 10 years younger with just a months use. I saw amazing results after the second time. I needed something that would target my brand new 30 year old wrinkles and clogged skin due to not taking care of my skin in my 20s. This product is hands down amazing
Burned my skin on contact
sarah from virginia
I was super excited to use this product as i've fallen into the wormhole that is skin care recommended by Hyram. After taking a while to get here I finally got to use it and did as directed. I started to put it on and had an immediate stinging/burning feeling all over my face. I'm not typically super sensitive to products but this was intense stinging so I immediately washed it off. My skin is red and irritated after merely 20 seconds of being on. Maybe it's just me and not the product but it really felt like smacking a bad sunburn repeatedly. Not happy