Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review GAME CHANGER!!!!!!
WHEN I SAY THIS IS A GAME CHANGER I AM NOT JOKING!! I have combo skin that tends to be more dry. And I have very sensitive skin but this product has not gave me any problems. I have rosacea too just for more information on my skin. I bought this product out of desperation because I had developed severe acne scars caused my chronic cystic hormonal acne. Backstory... I never had acne as a teen, maybe one big pimple twice a year but otherwise nothing....then I turned 21 and my skin totally changed. I started getting horrid cystic acne only on the right side of my jaw during that time of the month. Before you think why didn't she just get birth control? Well I didn't because birth control is actually extremely bad for you according to the research I have done. Anyway the cysts would get so big and red that it was embarrassing and then it would take weeks to calm down. Because it took weeks to even begin to get smaller and redder in size, by the time this was happening I was again getting that wonderful monthly visitor and they would get set off all over again. And on top of that I would get more acne... again only on one side of my jaw. So finally I decided to try this product after trying everything else on my period mind you. At first I thought for the price that it would not work and it would just be another product that sits on my shelf before I throw it out. HOWEVER I WAS SO WRONG. Within 2 days my red cystic acne was gone!!!!! I wish I had my before and after photos to show because I am not kidding!! I was shook and it got rid of my old acne scars within a week. i cannot even see them now. I use this every morning and the niacinamide and zinc at night. The overall coloring and pigmentation of my skin has never been better and I could not be happier with this product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me. Preservative they use causes dermatitis.
I tried a few Ordinary products -- they look very promising with the active ingredients and low cost. Unfortunately, this product and several others from this brand contain Chlorphenesin, a preservative. Now, preservatives are necessary and for most people Chlorphenesin is ok, so I'm not knocking this brand for using it. However it is a known irritant/allergen for a subset of people, and indeed I found out I had a dermatitis reaction (irritation, redness, bumps... cleared up a few days after I stopped using this), which I'm 99% sure was because of the Chlorphenesin. I am particularly sensitive to things -- especially as I used to work as a chemist and got accidentally exposed to sensitizing chemicals that make my skin "hyper aware" -- but heads-up. This product and several others from the Ordinary may not be good for other people who have sensitive skin, eczema issues, or are trying to figure out why their skin is unhappy.
Reviewed by 208 customers Absolutely not
Nat from Sacramento
I have dry skin and now that it's winter it's even more dry and in need of a little extra hydration. I have a few of the ordinary products already which I am a huge fan of. For example, the hyaluronic acid I love, the AHA & BHA chemical exfoliant I love, the squalene cleanser is good and their natural factors moisturizer is alright. I know what works for my skin and what doesn't. Since I liked those so much I thought I'd pick up a few more products- I got this and the squalene serum. Both suck lol. This one more than the squalene serum though...
I understand this isn't supposed to be an intense hydrating serum or anything, but at the same time it's not supposed to dry me out more.... and that's what this did for me. I also have some texture on my forehead and that's where I apply the most of it and it hasn't done anything to help that. Honestly idk what this is supposed to do if it's not for smoothness or hydration or irritation lol. If you have dry skin I wouldn't recommend adding this into your routine. Maybe best for oil control?
Soft and glowing skin
HoCo from Virginia
I use this product each morning after washing my face and at night after removing make-up.
Trinity from utah
This is the best scar and dark spot treatment i've ever used. it can make you dry so make sure to use a lot of moisturizer with it. but it starts working day one. i swear it's magic.
Nice, would buy again
glee007 from San Francisco
I've been using this product in the morning and evening before moisturizing and have seen a noticeable brightening in my skin and reduction of redness/acne scars
helped my skin so much!!!
Dez from 92225
helped with clearing up most of my acne scars after a few weeks and was definetly worth the wait for the results .
Kris from TX
I've been using it for a couple of months now & I love it!
Second bottle. Makes my skin feel soft and hydrated.
Eriberi from Cali
It goes on smoothly. No pilling afterwards with other products. Day and night application.
Not the best
Bianca from Florida
Left my face feeling dry and itchy
Danielle S from Las Vegas, NV
This definitely helps tone down my texture and it's helped with my acne scars. I have normal to oily acne prone skin with hormonal cystic acne and this did help with my daily oiliness
Super soothing and nice
Mak from ABQ, NM
Use on clean face
Soft glowing skin
Steph from Georgia
I've only been using this for a few days and my acne is basically gone, the scars are a bit lighter. And it leaves my skin extremely soft and glowing afterwards. This is perfect is more extreme acids are too harsh for your skin.
JC from Dallas
Do not use if you have sensitive acne prone skin. I bought this assuming it would help and it caused more red small bumps and cystic acne.
This works great!
Sav from Florida
I used this for about 3 weeks and only use it in the areas that have scars which is my chin and they're almost nonexistent now I love this serum.
this + azelaic acid is *chefs kiss* for dark spots
lexie🥳 from north carolina
this + the azelaic acid is working wonders for my dark spots. i'm already seeing results & it's only been like a week! i only use them plus moisturizer + sunscreen in the morning & moisturizer + cerave healing ointment at night.
Jersey Glow from New Jersey
Be careful with this product guys! It lightened my face in different places leaving me with an uneven skin tone. It gives quick results but if you use it to much it will burn you. I wanted to get an even tone on my neck and it worked quickly, but after using it for a while it gave me 2nd degree burns. This product is a miss and is not beginner friendly!!
Tik tok made me buy this
JLOstayLO from Los Ángeles, CA
Anyone else like me came to buy this to lighten our 🐱 because it's cheaper and it's safe as well!? Love it and have already seen results! Obviously guys and girls can use this!! It does wonders !
Elle.egant from La Habra CA
I did a patch test on this, but when I used on my face it gave me bumps and red flushing. my pores are huge now and my skin looks horrible. I stopped using it 2 weeks ago and my skin is still horrible and their customer service people are too busy to answer calls and there's no email contact.
keep using it!!!
yimpy from texas
i promise if you have deep dark scars you will start to see a difference with this product, it takes a lot of patience, i didn't see a drastic change in my skin until a month of using this but it's worth it to keep going. this with a little retinol every night is key to glowing skin.
Isabela from Florida
I've suffered from acne all my life, I heard about this brand and decided to try some out. This one specifically I used every night after washing my face with Cera v, and it made my skin so clear. I'm really happy with my results to why I'm actually buying another one. I recommend. (Add castor oil too)
Caleigh from Seattle, WA & Fort Collins, CO
I have used this product coupled with many other Ordinary products (Lactic acid 10%, Azelaic Acid Suspension, Squalane, Natural Moisturizing Factors) and have seen some amazing improvements in my skin over the past 6 months. My skin was dull and had a bit of acne and texture. Now my skin is glowing, soft, and practically clear save for a few pimples here and there. I definitely recommend this product for anyone with sensitiveish, dry skin with acne.
This sh— right here !!!!
Alicia from Michigan
I have oily combination skin and I've had severe dark spots and hyperpigmentation my whole life and thiiiiiiiiis stuff has really helped. I put it on every night and it feels like I started noticed change right away! Definitely worth a try! I will repurchase forever
Broke me out
Fae from California
My skin was doing well until I tried this product. I noticed I started breaking out the day after using it. Tossed it in the trash!
Love it so far but has some what of a beef odor
dianna from Palmdale, CA
I've been using this serum for a week now and I love it! Although it does have quite a strong odor despite not having fragrance. It does linger for a couple minutes but then disappears. If you don't mind smell, this serum is great!
s from france
i love this. i've been using it for four months n it never fails to disappoint. it has nvr broke me out once n i have acne prone skin.
Gethsemane from United states .
I recommend it works great in less than 2 weeks I already noticed a change. My darks spots are almost gone