Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy Grail product for sure
I wish I started using this product sooo much sooner! I've always had extremely dry skin and no matter how much cream I would slather on my face nothing would prevent flaking on my cheeks, around my nose, and near my eyebrows. My makeup would never look right; I couldn't wear foundation or even BB cream. I first heard about hyaluronic acid when Neutrogena came out with their water gel cream and did a lot of experimenting since then but HA never had a prominent or permanent place in my routine, just an ingredient in some of my moisturizers or serums.. but my skin is so dehydrated that I don't think it could ever get enough lol. Recently I decided to revamp my routine and order some new products. TO always seemed intimidating to me but as I did research I knew I had to try this! The first few days I would apply after cleansing and toning both am and pm.. but now I skip toner at night and apply this right to my damp skin after cleansing and then proceed with eye cream and moisturizer. This method makes it not sticky as well. Sometimes in the morning I use a drop on any dry spots after toner and TO ascorbic acid, then lotion and sunscreen. From my understanding following up with a moisturizer is very important to seal it in and draw more moisture to the skin, so I don't think it's ideal as a standalone product for hydration but adding it to your routine will make such an amazing difference. My skin feels bouncier, healthier, and is no longer flaky for the most part. I haven't done a full face of makeup yet since I'm still in lockdown, but I have still noticed such an improvement that I never want to be without this stuff again. I honestly can't rave about it enough!
Most Helpful Critical Review Unfortunately not for me :(
Omg I wanted to love this product so bad. After reading hundreds of reviews and watching endless videos and tutorials, I nervously decided to give it a try. My skin is not exactly problematic as far as breakouts and acne. But it's super sensitive and reactive. I have combination skin with oily t-zone and super dry cheeks. My cheeks are my main problem area where I experience redness and irritation. So I rarely try anything new when it comes to my face. I used the HA after washing and toning and before my moisturizer on damp skin. It's a little sticky but absorbs quickly. I didn't notice immediate moisture. Actually my face felt a little on the dry side. The first couple of days were okay. Then I started experiencing a burning/itching sensation mostly on my cheeks but on other area of my face as well. I thought maybe it was all in my head or maybe it was stress related. However it continued to get worse as the day went on to the point where I had to wash my face as soon as I got home from work. My cheeks were really red and developed tiny bumps. I had to stop using it. This has confirmed my suspicion that my face is sensitive to HA. I tried using a new moisturize with HA in the past and my face freaked out . I'm super bummed because it seems to do wonders for others. I am still willing to give a couple of other products from this line a try.
Reviewed by 866 customers I actually notice a difference using this product
Appy from Some where over the rainbow
If I get lazy and skip my skin routine in the AM or PM I have actually noticed a significant difference since adding this product to my regime. I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't aggravate it at all.
Kay from LA
This is nice but I have nothing else to compare it to. I use it after my toner and before my SPF. It wears perfectly under makeup!
Inexpensive powerful product
MsVAS from Texas
The product is easy to use; works well and i believe it does what it supposed to do.
Katie from Ca
Great addition to my daily routine
Love the way this "plumps" my skin.
BMooreRN from Muskogee, OK
I use this product in the morning, immediately after washing my face. I layer Vitamin C and then my day cream with SPF. I have extremely dry skin and have not noticed any problems with drying like some others have. I think the key to using this product with dry skin is to apply immediately after cleansing with a light layer of water still on the face.
Sensitive Skin Sally from NC
I have extremely sensitive skin, so I was nervous to add something new to my skin care routine. But this product has done nothing but leave my skin feeling soft and look healthier overall!
Wanted to Love
Blondie from Boston
I am happy with other "The Ordinary" serums, but unfortunately this one greatly disappoints. It just sits in a thick, sticky layer in top of my skin and peels off like glue when I wash my face at night. I have tried applying it with damp skin, after other serums, sealing it with a moisturizer, everything! Definitely will not purchase again and am happy I did not spend a great deal of money on it!
Yes and yes
Cdi from GA
Bought this on Skincare by Hyram's recommendation and it's great! Definitely helps me with retaining moisture during the summer months.
Leaving a white film after drying
Nora from San Antonio, TX
why is this happening?
S from Ohio
After seeing lots of people loving this product I decided to give it a try. I use no products that would cause my skin to be more sensitive than it already is and this product had a severe burning sensation on my skin. My skin broke out worse than it ever had before and caused painful acne blisters. The most annoying part was when using it, it would pill up so badly, it felt like rubbing wet paper on my skin. I looked up ways to solve this and nothing worked, jade rollers, sponges, letting it sit etc, nothing worked. Disappointed to say the least but I'm glad it's a low price so I didn't waste money on it.
I love this serum. Are use it every am and pm.
Allison from Missouri
I love this stuff and you can't beat the price.
Love Makeup from Georgia
This is a great product and a great price!!
So glad I gave it a try!
Miracle from VA
Can definitely see the difference im my skin! It helps the skin absorb creams and other serums much better, thus seeing results faster. A little goes a long way.
Good for people with ance and popping habits
Maille from Connecticut
when ever i would pop a pimple it helped reduce scarring and redness in even though it might feel sticky i was fine after i put on a moisturizer
Cindy from Jackson TN
I will be purchasing this again. I use to pay 115.00 for PCA Hyaluronic acid. I ran out an needed a replacement bc shipping is taking forever these days. I was in Ulta and decided to try it .
Great for mixing
Ness20 from dsm
Two drops of this serum, two drops of their ferulic acid serum, and two drops of vitamin C to cover my face, neck, decollage, and backs of hands in the morning for beautiful glowing, plump skin. Does not peel when mixed. I'm 38 and get compliments all the time. My only complaint is that I wish Ulta sold all of their products so I don't have to make a separate purchase from their beauty competitor.
It dries quickly into the skin, doesn't smell or is greasy,
None from Valparaiso Ind.
In my review
Affordable and Effective
NAL from Silverdale, WA
I have went through 3 bottles of this so far. After double cleansing, I pat my face semi dry & THE TRICK TO APPLYING THIS is "patting" it on your somewhat damp face; don't rub & don't use too much. It's Hyaluronic Acid & meant to hold moisture so you want to pat it in when your face still has some wetness to it. Using this consistently in conjunction to the rest of my go-to's, my combo skin (normal/oily/minor breakouts) has helped to retain moisture. I can see the results when I can touch my face & my hands don't get greasy & when I can apply face products & the makeup holds up nicely bc oils don't produce as much as they used to. I use it morning & night...no regrets.
So far so good!
Taylor J from Missouri
I have super oily skin typically, however, this year as it's gotten colder I've been SO dry that my face is cracking and it hurts! This product has helped bring moisture back to my face and help keep my makeup from looking like a CAKE. Big fan so far, hope I can continue to use this product through the summer.
Mix with Vit C powder
BikingGirl from Los Angeles CA
Every morning I mix with Vit C powder and apply to start my morning glow. Love it.
About to buy two more
Sara from Moorhead
This feels amazing on the skin. I use it every morning and night, and it breaks hydrating and has helped with my acne a little. It also works well under makeup:)
Will be in my skin routine forever
CW from USA
I purchased this with a few other Ordinary products. And this has been the best one. HA is a game changer for me. I have very tricky combination skin. Sometimes greasy, sometimes dry patches so bad they get flakey. HA has restored my skins barrier SO well. I feel like all HAs are pretty much the same at this point so for the price I feel like this one is the best. Make sure your face is DAMP WHEN YOU PUT IT ON. HA draws water so if your face is dry, you'll be drawing any moisture in your face out. I like to use this and then "seal" it in with my moisturizer. I've definitely seen my face become much more dewy and have bounce to it. As we're getting into colder weather my face has not been dry at all. 10/10
AT04 from Minneapolis, MN
I really like other serums from The Ordinary. But this one is a miss for me. It's very sticky and no matter how little I dispense, it leaves a white film as I'm trying to pat/rub it on. I don't feel like it's getting absorbed. More like it's just sitting on top of my skin. I've used about half the bottle and I'm not sure if I'll even finish it. Luckily the price justifies that.
Male firefighter frm Chicago it works
Jimbo from Chicago
Use everyday last 4 weeks with a moisturizer with the vitamin C first in such a short time I've noticed a complete difference and the rehydration with a moisturizer afterwards of course. My face is definitely feeling the results of being rehydrated and hopefully looking better LOL him frm Chicago
Gigi from California
I bought this one along with the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum and I have only been using them for less than a week and can already see a difference in my face! Will definitely be reordering in the future.