Rated 4.33 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 577 customers Love this one!!
Juliana from Atlanta
It was great when I first used it, it makes my skin look radiant and it also feels soft and firm, love it ❤️❤️❤️
Made my face look better
Maripintor from Chicago, IL
I was doubtful that this product works but with one use I started to notice a difference on my skin and on my acne.
Hyaluronic Acid 2%
The lady G from Maryland
Love it! Made a difference already! Fone lines Gone!
Steph from Cincinnati
I have super dry skin. I was using Drunk Elephant (for years) before and hadn't seen a great change in my skin. I switched to The Ordinary 2 weeks ago and I'm FLOORED. This is by far my favorite product. I use this day and night. My skin has never been this moisturized & this clear. This is MY holy grail product.
Not for me
Tracy from CA
I'm on my second bottle and starting to feel like this is actually making my skin drier than it was. At first I felt like this really did help moisturize my skin but the more I use it the more I notice that my skin is getting drier and it kind of pills after I put other products on top of it. I looked up hyaluronic acid and read that it doesn't always work for dry skin and/or in dry climates and this actually makes sense for me. I'm going to not use this for a while and see if it's what actually making my skins drier.
i love this it works amazing
sarah the bear from somers ny
it is amazing i use it day and night nothing is wrong with it
gave me an itchy, red rash on my face
Trisnie from IN
I put it on before my moisturizer and everything was fine. The next day I noticed a few red spots but I didn't think much of it. I continued using it and the next day, I got red blotches all over my face. These patches are super red, irritated, and itchy. I don't think I used it wrong or anything, it's probably just my skin. Please spot test before you use it all over your face. Good luck!
Sensitive Skin Approved & Super Quick Results
JAM from Fort Myers, FL
My skin is super picky. But I have had nothing but great results with all of The Ordinary's products. They're both unbelievably affordable and unbelievably effective. I could see a noticeable difference in my skin's texture and overall tone within two weeks of using this product. I use 3-4 drops twice a day after cleansing and then follow up with either more water-based serums or moisturizer. It's now a staple in my routine!
The only tip I have (and this goes for any hyaluronic acid product): make sure you wet your face before you apply it, otherwise it'll suck the moisture right out of your face to work it's magic. Also, if you do feel any tightness after, follow up with up with a good moisturizer.
Vicky from Chino Hills, CA
I absolutely love this product. I have extremely oily skin. I previously have tried to use different oil free serums and they wouldn't work for my skin type. I purchased this a few ago and it brought back moisture to my skin and grips my makeup together giving it a flawless finish. Idefinitely recommend this product.
Definitely buy again.
Trish from MD
Makes skin feel so smooth. Important to seal with moisturizer. Planning to try other products.
Not worth the hype
Nicole from Long Island
I do not understand why this product has so much hype. I really wanted to love it - it's an affordable option to a great skincare ingredient. It goes on super stick and does not absorb into the skin (I have combo skin). After I use it, I wait at least 10 minutes before applying moisturizer. It STILL pills like CRAZY. I felt like a reptile shedding. I tried another brand of HA and have not have these issues and am loving the results. The Ordinary just isn't it.
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Ladee22 from Asheville, NC
I've heard of The Ordinary but never used their brand before. I was looking for a new serum to use for my face at night, and I came along this one. Another reviewer stated she uses it for everything including stretch marks. I decided to try it, and it worked within one use! As I've continued use, I noticed a big difference in their appearance. I'm now a fan for life!
Love this product!
Amy from Holland, MI
I love this product! It does a great job keeping hydration in skin and is a great price!
Yes, it can be a bit sticky but once it dries/soaks in, it is not at all sticky.
Good for dry skin
Kat from Texas
I really enjoyed this product. I have chronic dry skin and it's worse because of the medications I take. I used to use Dior for their hydrating products but I stumbled across this. It is very hydrating and helps remove dead skin, however, it dries down very quickly so you have to work fast or you'll have to use more product. My skin tingles on occasion, but overall, wonderful!
NOT A GIMMICK
Shay the Glam Gal from Birmingham, Al
I 100% thought this was a gimmick. But let me tell you, this has changed my routine! I use it every night, right after the shower, let it dry down a bit and then put my night cream on. My face still feels soft and hydrated the next morning! When I'm going to a heavier makeup day, I cleanse my face, out this serum on, then do my normal face makeup routine and the results are amazing! This price is so reasonable and competitive! Definitely give it a shot! It is a lil sticky, but does not affect the wear of makeup. 💖 Committed believer! Will be repurchasing!
My fav ❤️
LeahL from Cathedral City
The price is so affordable. My 2nd bottle. I have oily combination skin but I love how the product absorb into my skin. I use it every night after my vitamin C serum and before my moisturizer. The texture is sticky but just wait 30s, its gonna absorb immediately. I just use half of the pump for my whole face. Love it. Gonna purchase it again and again.
really helps with my dry skin
Noelle from El Paso, TX
I use this product after I wash my face and apply my toner
Helped my dry patches without breakouts
Megan skin perfection seeker from Los Angeles
Love this product! Long story short I have combination skin and the products I use to control my acne were creating dry patches in very specific spots on my face. (Undereyes, nostrils, under my chin) I got this product in hopes to add extra moisture in those areas without the added ingredients some moisturizers have that create breakouts. It's an added bonus that it's a great price point as the rest of my skin regimen is a little pricey. Anyway this product cleared up all those dry patches without any added irritation or breakouts! New fave. Only complaint if I'm being picky is the dropper doesn't hold the product in very well it leaks out without squeezing.
TikTok Suggestion Worth it!
BeautyBrittany from Syracuse, NY
This was suggested on TikTok by SkinCarebyHiram and I bought it. I apply this before bed, after my shower, to areas of my face that are dry. This hydrates my skin without excess oil! Love it!
Works like a charm
Rinnie from Lansdowne, PA
I use another product that costs hundreds. I went through chemotherapy and radiation last year and it really got me through it but I stopped trying results. I started using The Ordinary products and they brought fast results. Cheap but effective. My skin is beautiful again.
cris from Watchung
So I added this to my skin care routine and this has made my skin so much better. The way that it feels on the skin is so good. It feels like a sticky primer and makes everything else I use on my skin a lot better
DLC from NB, California
First off, hyaluronic acid is amazing. A lot of people are saying that this is sticky. Have you ever used hyaluronic acid before? That's the texture of it. Any product I have used (mineral 89, foundations with HA) that contains HA has a tacky, sticky feel. That's hydration, people. 💕 I LOVE this product. I wash my face at night and apply before bed all over my face, neck, even my hands. I wake up with plump, refreshed skin, dewy, hydrated skin. 🏆⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good but my fave
Mia from Florida
Not my fave, was really stick, good for super duper dry skin
nuttytoes from california
the ingredient list on this is great but it doesn't work on my skin... it might work for you tho!
Great for dry skin
Steph from Chicago
I have dry skin and would often get really bad dry patches on my skin, often causing flakes that would interfere with my make up. After incorporating this into my daily skin prep routine of cleansing and moisturizing, I have not had a single day of patchy skin. I will keep using and purchasing.