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 1937 customers Smooth skin
Britt from Florida
This made my skin so smooth. And this product didn't irritate my skin as much as I thought it would. Results after the first use
Returned after one use
apandaisabear from Atlanta, GA
I literallu followed the steps and had it on my cheeks for like 4 seconds and my face turned red in that area and it burned from the moment I put it on till I washed it off. Do not use this with sensitive skin.... I returned it after that.
Streamlined efffectiveness, great results
Lana from Bay Area CA
Gentle enough to use twice per day, with peel-like effects. Skin is looking dewy and firm.
H Gray from Robinson, IL
I can't even handle this product in small increments for 10 seconds. It's burns sooo badly. I was so excited for this but, at least it's very inexpensive so really no loss.
Kailey from Long Island
Felt hesitant to buy this product, but I'm so glad I did. Due to the high percentage of AHA/BHA it will burn slightly or tingle your skin, but once you let it sit the feeling will go away this means it is working! Leave it only on for 10 or less minutes, wash it off with warm water, use a moisturizer and your skin will look healthy and radiant. I use this once a week, and have been loving this! What a great product at a great price. Not sure if I'd recommend for sensitive skin.. but mine loves it.
Graceegirl from Navarre, Florida
I personally only use it once a week. And do a thin layer. But a total must have. For skincare. Great results too.
I love it
Milu from New York
It's so good it smells a little but not too crazy it does the job
Trust the Process!!
James from Louisiana
This is my first review ever on a beauty product but I just had to comment because maybe my words can help some people! My no. 1 tip for this product is to just trust the process! Me being me I started out using this product 3 times a week for the whole 10 minutes. I don't recommend doing it as much/as long as I did; Start out using it maybe once a week for however long you feel is comfortable. I had moderate acne and various acne scars and when first using this product, I felt as though my skin was worsening! I saw pimples popping up everywhere and it seemed as though my hyperpigmentation was becoming more prominent. I will tell you that I almost gave up on this product because the purging is a BEAST. But just stick with it, trust the process and you will be perfectly fine. Following my nearly 5 week purge, my skin still had its problems, but my acne had lessened drastically on my cheeks and chin, and the hyperpigmentation is fading wonderfully. I am going to continue to use this product because now I truly believe it is helping me.
Looks terrible, works amazing
Abro from St. Louis MO
I've used this 2x per week for a few weeks now. It makes your skin glow like you're walking around in candlelight. My skin is softer and the texture is improving.
Don't use when someone may walk in on you, it looks like you've bathed in blood.
this is my go too exfoliator
kat from utah
I love this product so much. i have acne scaring and this has helped made the spots lighter and almost go away. If you have sensitive skin then i don't recommend this.
It works and great price point
Gardenlove from Colorado Springs, CO
So far so good. Seeing some improvement in my skin and it's been just a couple week. Easy to use and price can't be beat!
Kitty mom from Louisiana
I first saw this product on Snapchat and heard it was really good. Now that I've tried it myself, I've been pretty impressed. It does burn slightly when first applied, but that goes away after a couple of minutes. My face feels soft and clean after I rinse it off. I find that it really cleans the gunk out of my pores, too. I will definitely buy again.
Absolutely love this product
Burke6348 from South Yarmouth ma
This is a great leave on exfoliating treatment! Leave it on for 10 minutes. Makes skin glow and look smooth. I highly recommend
I would buy this product again and again.
Jane from LA from Joliet, IL
After using this product your face feels amazing you can see the results right away.
Hanah from Minneapolis, MN
This has made my skin smoother and brighter. As someone who gets a lot of acne & has acne prone skin, it tends to tingle a lot, but is definitely worth adding into your skincare routine!
Sophie from Texas
I love this stuff I stings when you first start using it but I have been using it for 5ish months and it great
Love Love Love
Zahira from San Jose
I use this twice a week on my nose once a week for no longer than five minutes and then on my full face once a week for 10 minutes. Cleared up my skin like a dream. Key to glass skin.
Kelsey from Pineville, LA
Janelle Pierzina used this on Big Brother so naturally I had to try it out, and it did not disappoint! It does sting a little bit, so do be careful when using it and FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!! It really killed a lot of my issues and made my skin look great!
it really works!!!
Tori from San Antonio
now i do have dry sensitive skin, so i only use this 1-2 times a week, no more that!! when applying it does sting, but i can tolerate it.
it has made my pores almost disappear & that's been something i've been struggling w. it's honestly perfect for maskine & thats another reason why i love it!
My new found love!
Emma from Ok
This worked PERFECT for my ace scared face ( I use to pick at a pimple until it turned into a face creator)
This product gave me my confidence back without having to apply LAYERS of makeup.
JessKay from MN
Don't let the price fool you! 2-3 times a week @ 10 mins has made a HUGE difference! Texture, pores and adult acne almost erased after 1 month!
I will definitely buy again
Angie from Knoxville TN
I use this peeling solution at least twice a week and love it. I have post acne marks and can see an improvement already. Makes my face feel so clean and soft. It does have a slight tingling sensation at first. I leave it on for no more than 10 minutes.
Sensitive skin approved!
Ailin from Burbank , CA
My skin is pretty sensitive that is why I avoided applying it on my cheeks. But OMG my nose and forehead are so smooth and clean this is unbelievable! In general very satisfied with The Ordinary!
mirabelle from cali
i love love love this product. i use this once a week at night after i cleanse my face, this does tingle a little but that's how you know it's working. this has made my face so soft and i also love that this is affordable.
Lisbethg from La
Did not work for me I don't know about you but I did not see results what so ever!