Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Permanent skin care routine staple!!!
This is my top favorite chemical peel ever!!!! I've tried quite a few chemical peels. Farmacys honeymoon glow serum: it contained too many sensitizing ingredients. The lemon it contained stung my skin (too much) everytime I used it and it didn't really improve anything but it did brighten my face. Unfortunately all of the fragrant essential oils in it caused some acne. Also it contains algae extract which has the highest score on the comedogenic rating (pore clogging!!) Also the Murads replenishing peel contains algae but if it didn't, it would be a great peel! Everybody's skin is different, though. You always have to pay attention to ingredients, not the reviews. Rose oil causes cystic acne for me but for most people, it works great!! Comedogenic ratings are also extremely helpful. I don't get acne at all but if I use products with certain ingredients like fragrant essential oils, synthetic fragrance and sodium chloride, I'll get acne constantly-until I discontinue use of the product! This does contain 1 sensitizing ingredient: pepper berry extract but since it's low on the list, it does not contain enough to aggravate my skin and cause acne! I also only use this every other day since I am trying to incorporate retinol into my routine (I am 28). I also love The Ordinarys Niamicide, caffeine solution and azelaic acid. I have tried their peel mask but it is very strong for me-even only using it once per week. I would suggest the Ordinary to anybody because their prices are great and their products are effective! Just be sure to ALWAYS pay attention to products ingredients that did not work for you. That way, when you go to try a new product and it contains even 1 of the same ingredients and you get a bad reaction you'll be able to figure out what you are sensitive to! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Broke me out like crazy!!!
I was really disappointed by this product. I have used lactic acid before and have really liked it for my skin. I was looking forward to using this product. I had heard great things about The Ordinary and wanted something affordable and targeted. But the product ended up breaking me out like crazy! I went from having basically clear skin to a huge breakout. At first I thought it might have been purging but the more days I used the product the worse my skin got. I was breaking out in areas I normally don't break out in. I discontinued use of the product but am now dealing with pigmentation from the breakout. It's a no from me!!!
Reviewed by 75 customers This product completely rid me of my hormonal cheek acne!
Mandy from New York
Nomore stubborn acne! I put this on before my niacinamide & retinol. It is a complete game changer, a staple in my skincare routine !!
I'm a believer
Cynthia from Long Island, NY
Wow just wow! I have always had a decent skin care routine but as of late I've been noticing more bumps, unevenness and fine lines. I chose this product not knowing much about The Ordinary and I had heard of Lactic Acid before so I decided to give it a shot. I expected it to burn the first time but it was actually very gentle. I used it just about every day for the first week and noticed some dryness around my nose as well as some skin tightness. I have now been using it every other night and it works wonderfully. My skin looks even and brighter. I've had a little nodule on my nose for months and it has shrank significantly since I started using this product. I highly recommend!
Shelly from Nj
Whenever I start to feel a little texture it need a a face pick me up this works everyone . Put it in with the serum part of your routine and bam, wake up with a fresh bright face
I love it!
NB from Duluth
I love this product! I see a difference specifically on my nose, when I stop using this product for a few days I can see the build up in the pores on my nose. It doesn't treat my bigger breakouts, but it helps keep my pores clear. I have dry, sensitive skin so I was worried about this product, but it doesn't irritate or dry out my skin at all.
Sooooooo gentle and effective
Selena from Pennsylvania
I have sensitive, combo skin with some sun damage, occasional hormonal acne that sometimes scars, and uneven skin tone. I started out slow using only every other night. Then moved to every night. My skin is softer, smoother, and more even in tone and texture
Lina from New York
I have been using this every night since I purchased it. IT has helped with texture and removed all my bumps. However, I found that my skin has peeled since using this product. Which I do not mind, shedding some old skin is good for me.
glass like skin
hs from fl
This is it for glass like skin. I apply a little at night 2x a week and wake up to skin so smooth and so clear. I love the texture of this product; no oiliness, stickiness, or heavy feeling. It's as light as water and sinks into the skin effortlessly. It's really helped to improve overall skin texture but I would say you need other products to deal with acne first and use this once it's under control. Im glad I went with the 5% as I'm new to lactic acids and didn't want to over sensitize my skin. It's just enough to be effective without harshness. This will be a staple of mine for a long time.
Katkin74 from Geneva
HG product. So many uses.
Sus from Texas
I've used this for 5 days and can see a very visible difference in my skin. My face is usually very oily, red, and bumpy. So far, my skin is so much smoother, less oil throughout the day.
I noticed it was really working when I put on my foundation and powder and didn't see visible cakiness and patches. I struggle with that so much so the fact that this product has done that for me is amazing.
Love all ordinary products
Angie from Garfield nj
Satisfied from Springfield
The ordinary snapped when they made this omg... the way my skin glows in the morning??!! All my dead skin from the night before vanishes and my skin feel baby soft the next day!
Does the job
Nana from Texas
I use this acid about 2-3 a week. It's super mild which is a good thing for people new to acids. I personally don't layer any serums with this; I wash my face, tone it, apply the acid, and apply moisturizer. I actually don't know if lactic acid reacts to hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. I'm not trying to find out either haha. I'll probably stick to this acid till I figure out if I want to move to a stronger acid.
really good but...
👹 from Kirishima's arms
it does sting if you put it too close to your eyes & i highly recommend that you moisturize after using.
Feels very nice would recommend overall improved my skin.
Esme from California
Love it. I can see difference in about a week after using it
Juji from York , pa
Cleared up my acne!
Ace! from Littleton, CO
Love love love this!!
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ChrissyM from Acme, PA
Love this stuff and it's inexpensive.
yuli from california
i have dry skin with a little bit of texture and it has helped me so much. i wash my face with the cerave hydrating cleanser and i pair this with hylarounic acid. i can feel the difference on my skin. highly recommend!!
Love it so far!
Laur from Stockton, CA
I wasn't sure if I would like the product despite so many positive reviews because my skin is more on the sensitive side. But I was extremely surprised and happy that my skin isn't irritated or anything! So far I've been using it for almost a week and I can already see some results! I use the niacidamide after using this and my skin has been more smooth and supple! The bumps that I had on my forehead has pretty much cleared up. Would definitely purchase again and it's worth the hype!
My newest obsession...
Hair Gypsy from Chattanooga TN
Gives you a Clean and Fresh Feel in the Morning
Dbr_21 from My House
I use this at Night. The First time I applied the Acid it did sting my skin a little but as I used it more I was more tolerant to the pain. You can use other facial products to dilute it and reduce the pain. Anyways when I woke up in the morning my face felt so clean and it also made my skin look glowing.
Erika from Denver, CO
Having sensitive skin - it's been difficult finding the right exfoliant whether it be physical or chemical. This stuff Is mild yet very effective on my skin. Not super accustomed to acids so this has been a great introduction and I've been using it at night- 3 nights on and 3 nights off.
My face felt super soft and noticeably less congestion in my chin the next morning even after first use. It's been helpful in smoothing out the texture in my skin and evening out my complexion overall. I've loved everything by TO so far!
I would buy this product and recommend to others
dental floss from Virginia
It works great for acne and scarring
Maisha from Sacramento, CA
I love this stuff! I recently added this to my daytime skincare routine and it has worked out great! My skin is soft, smooth and I see wrinkles disappearing! It worked so well that I've purchased the 10% and will switch off to 10% and give this one to my daughter to start using and add to her daytime skincare routine! And best of all it's INEXPENSIVE! Good skincare does not have to be expensive!