Rated 4.38 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 1577 customers Very good
Laura from Texas
It definitely worked on my face bumps and old acne scars. Just make sure to be careful how long and how often you use it for.
❤️ from Pennsylvania
This made SUCH a difference in my skin! I love it.
aa1102 from Philadelphia
I got this product and used it for a few weeks with no issue. I didn't really feel like it made any noticeable differences in my skin aside from a nice soft feeling after use. I was struggling with cystic acne and went to my dermatologist to get prescribed Rx topicals. I used this after using the topicals for a few days and got a horrible chemical burn on my face that hurt so badly. Please be careful when using and make sure to cross reference other products.
The best thing ever!
Samantha from Bay Area
I had seen this product on tiktok a few months back but then came across again recently during quarantine. A guy by the name of Hyram actually recommended it. I have oily and acne prone skin. The niaciminide is what helps my oily skin but thee helped my acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Like everyone says it does burn but that's normal since it is basically acid that goes on your face. If you have super sensitive skin please don't use this! I've used this product 4 times and each time my skin has looked better than before! Totally recommend
Ayyyy from äŪCÇ
It's stings when you first put it on but I'm pretty sure that's normal for chemical peels/exfoliaters. I would say it's good if you don't have sensitive skin, but if you do have sensitive skin I would recommend staying away from this product. Please do honestly cause you sensitive fellas would probably not like this.
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Amazing for my combination acne prone skin. Burns a little but I got used to it after multiple uses. Leaves skin sooooo smoooth ❤️❤️💗💗
Another win for ordinary
Jae from Massachusetts
I love this mask I use it twice a week and my skin has never felt or looked better. This is the cheapest part of my skin routine but also an essential one. I wish everything could be so affordable
Would definitely recommend for anyone with acne
Anneliese from Riverside,CA
I have been struggling with acne on my cheeks and jawline for months and nothing seemed to make them go away until using this. I've only used it 2 times this week since getting it and I already see a difference! The redness I had before has gone down and the pimples are getting smaller. I use this at night after using a hydrating cleanser, and follow it with a little serum and a moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling light, fresh and glowy. Make sure to wear a sunscreen after if you use it during the day!
Results in the first use
Shea from Sf
This product is amazing especially for acne scars! Highly recommend watching a YouTube video on it.
It does burn but it seems to burn less with every use. It's works so well that it's worth the burn for me !
BK from VA
I have extremely dry skin and it's somewhat sensitive. I've seen many reviews about it and how it can be a bit harsh but is amazing. I was hesitant to try it, but bought it anyways since it's so cheap and I can pawn it off on acne prone boyfriend if it didn't work for me. I tried it and I love it! It does sting a decent bit for about 30 seconds at the beginning but it's totally manageable. I only leave it on for 10 minutes and use it once a week. It does dry me out and leave my skin feeling a bit tight, but I drench my face in moisturizer after and I'm good to go. It does a great job of exfoliating my skin but not being overly rough.
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It was okay
Mili from Hyattsville,Md
This product is amazing I'm a fan of skincarebyhyram and he would always recommend the ordinary brands and I tried this and it left my skin feeling soft and glowy this is now going to be my staple item and my skin has some major improvements
5 isn't enough
Lee from Vallejo ca
Let me start off by saying I have olive skin. I'm Italian and feel like my skin is far from sensitive. I recently learned I have yeast acne on my forehead. Little bumps that never come to a head. That being said his product is recommended for people with acid peel experience. I don't have that. So I tried a light coat, unsure of how my skin would react. Slight tingle. Nothing intolerable. But after seeing all the rave reviews I wondered if I used it wrong and learned I did. I watched a couple YouTube clips and the girls used about 3-4 drops on each cheek. Their faces looked like they had strawberry jelly on it. So last night I did it again. Take two. Cleaned my face real good with the ordinary squalene cleanser (which is bomb) and let it dry real good. Put a liberal layer on the peel on and set the timer for 10 minutes. Rinse my face with cool water and applied hyaluronic acid after as a moisturizer. Which is important to use after a peel. I woke up in the morning and was shocked at the results! Shocked guys. My bumps smoothed out. Pimples I felt coming flattened down a little. And my skin was glowing. I threw a little mascara on and walked out the door. I hope you try it. If I could I'd give it 6 stars.
Branden from Illinois
I like the mask, but haven't used it enough to see a difference. The only thing I would note is that if you have sensitive skin be carful, also probably not wise to put it on pimple and stuff. I had a light scratch and it did burn a lot in that area, but besides that I really like it
Stings a little, but worth it
Aud from MN
This stuff doesn't mess around. There's some stinging/ burning, but much milder than I expected. I'm starting to get fine lines on my forehead, and this stuff absolutely blasted the dead skin off. Definitely becoming part of my regular routine.
Worth the Hype
Josie from NY
Love it. I use it once a week and when I'm having a lot of breakouts I use it on them twice a week. It's a great exfoliator so it helps with a variety of issues
p from disc
just a very good product in general
Yuh from Puerto Rico
It burned the first time applying it, but not anymore after that first time. It really cleanses the skin and makes it look healthier
Melissa from Californian
I have sensitive acne prone skin.
1st time applying: 10 minutes after I had washed the product off, my cheeks and chin turned red and they stayed red for two days. But my face didn't sting at all
2nd time (1 week after 1st): I left the product on for 5 minutes and my cheeks and chin turned red again and they stayed red for longer than the first time even though I had left the product on for less time compared to the first time.
I will never try or buy this product again.
BURNS when on skin
lucysher1 from Birmingham, MI
BURNS my skin when on my face, DIDNT like it at all
Everyone needs this in their lives
sav123 from tampa, fl
this stuff is a miracle worker it makes your skin so soft and smooth and def makes a difference in color and brightness
rachel from Seattle
I have been using this product 2x a week for about a month now. While I can't say I've noticed a dramatic difference in my skin, my skin does seem more glowy & soft.
Paige from Oswego, NY
My skin looks and feels brand new every time after i use this! I LOVE IT!
Kay from Fresno, CA
I don't feel it leaves my face soft, but it does dry up any active acne. It also leaves my face stinging for about 30 minutes after use. Not my favorite product from The Ordinary line.
Amazing Product for Skin Consistency
Kathleen from CT
Like many others, I decided to give this product a go after continuously seeing it raved on TikTok. My skin is 80/20 when it comes to being clear, the 20% is typically around the time of the month. I use this product max 2 times a week and I've noticed my skin has been more consistently clear. I've noticed a lot of the negative reviews are regarding this product burning. I've used this product when my skin was in 2 stages; clear and breaking out. When my skin was clear and I used it, I only felt a light tingling sensation. When I was breaking out and used it, it BURNED. I've realized that if I'm having active acne, I'll skip out on using it and wait until it's more in the "healed" stage to avoid discomfort.