Rated 4.32 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 2819 customers Love!!
Sash from Orlando Fl
I've only used this product a few times and I love it!! It helps with breakouts and dark spots. But make sure to read the ONLINE directions (on ulta website) they tell you what type of products you CAN'T use with direct acids. Using those products along with this WILL CAUSE BREAKOUTS. Also don't forget to always moisture.
Rachel from Nashville
This product is a holy grail and for the price!!!!!! Believe me or not but when I used it for the first time I saw a slightly change on face, second time I used it I was surprised! It made my dark spots lighter and my skin brighter!!! Honestly each skin is completely different but just give it a try!!
This is a re-buy
Vi from AZ
That, and the many resources on this product should tell you how good this is. Just be smart about use and do your research.
Great product for the price
Emily 26 from Savannah, GA
This stuff is awesome, for the price you can't beat it. I've used drunk elephant baby facial, Kate Somerville exfolikate, and many other similar products. This one is honestly just as good. But if you have sensitive skin, beware that it BURNS. I've used it a few times, and I have to rinse it off after 5 minutes instead of 10 because it's very strong. But it totally works. The next morning after I use this, my skin feels baby soft and my tone and texture is much improved.
Love this one!!
Saggy72 from Myrtle Beach SC
Love the slight tingle factor. I leave on 10 minutes and do it twice a week. Makes my 48 year old skin tighten & so soft. The entire line is amazing.. The price and quality can't be beat.
Just ordinary from Seattle
I love this product I think it works great but I wouldn't use it more than 7-8 mins and more than twice a week. It can be very harsh and painful sometimes or until you build up a good tolerance to it. My only issue with this is that mine is very soapy for some reason and when I try to apply it with anything but a silicon spatula it soaps up. I do wash my wash my face before hand and rinse well so I don't know why or how it happens. I'll try it again after I get a new bottle and see if it continues
I see results
Foxloverxp from Cali
I used this twice on separate occasions last week and I am seeing the results after 1 week. I also changed my facial cleanser 2 weeks ago, but ik this also contributed to my skin being noticeable brighter.
jules from nowhere
I love this product. I just got it and used it last night and this morning I woke up with my skin brighter than ever and I can already tell that it's making my acne and dark spots diminish. Although it did make parts of my face dry so I recommend using vaseline or aquaphor on any dry patches and you should be good to go!
Isa from Washington
I used this product once and it made me breakout more and it was stinging. Does everybody breakout at first? Should I try one more time?
Very disappointed in this
Ellen from Missouri
I had read the reviews. Some good, some bad. For the price I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, not good for me. Did absolutely nothing. I started out very conservatively, leaving it on for only about 3 minutes on just one section of my face. Nothing. I waited a few days, tried again, this time leaving it on for 5 minutes on my whole face. Nothing. Again waited a few days, left it on for 10 minutes, nothing, and then again, nothing. Not sure what the problem is with this. May try again and leave it on for 15 minutes, we'll see.
Amber from Alabama
I use this 1-2 times a week. It's a great chemical exfoliate!! Use it correctly or it can burn your skin!!
Just a few drops rubbed in the skin & leave on for 5-10 mins. I absolutely love it.
Me from Fayetteville, AR
I decided to try it everyday just to see what it was going to do still no results
Amazing Exfoliant But…use with caution
Mindy from Minnesota, USA
I am currently using this product to get rid of my acne scars. I've only used it four times and I can say that it's definitely been working. My scars are slowly diminishing and I can't even notice anymore unless I'm up close to a mirror. Also, my skin has been looking flawless, like soft as baby skin. BE CAUTIOUS when using it, it is very strong. Do not put a lot of product on your face especially if you have sensitive skin because it is really harsh. Other than that, this product is amazing.
I would buy again
Amber from Redding ca
Do a test on your wrist first. If you have burning do not put on your face. Never wet your face first it has to be dry. Do not use any other products with this. I used antibacterial soap once before and it burned. Use a natural face soap. Beginners only leave on three minutes until your face gets use to it. Great product please follow directions and do a test first.
Use on your feet!
Hannah from Oregon Coast
Too harsh for my face but works miracles on my feet!
I saw instant results. My face appeared smoother, brighter
Mari from Rialto, Ca
Use this once a week works great!
cc from california
yes it bloat likely breaks you out at first because it draws out all the gunk of your pores but i feel it helps so that you can clean your pores. after drawing out the gunk it keeps your skin clean and smooth!
fix acne scaring
Lana from Tennessee
I had terrible acne scarring from youth cystic acne and using this ONCE a week (wouldnt recommend more than that weekly) really reduced the appearance of unevenness and scarring. it is also legit blood red and looks spooky cool
msr from Baltimore, MD
This product is not for anyone with sensitive skin. It can be harsh and cause redness.
Crys from SW Florida
Used once in first week I purchased it and it did wonders w/ just one use. Smoothed out bumps, brown spots, & lines noticeably right after using it. Can be "potent" if used more than once or twice a week, but that's likely what one is seeking when trying to purchase a peel product! Finally an amazing skin care peel with an amazing price! Im grateful for The Ordinary... they've produced a good product at a good price so quality skin care options can be more readily available to us "common folk".
Sarah from Tonawanda, NY
I expected my skin to be very sensitive to this but so far it hasn't been. After every use I use unrefined coconut oil to moisturize. First use I only left it on for 5 minutes just in case I had a reaction. By the 3rd use I started leaving it on for 10 minutes. I always had a roughness from my cheekbones to my jawline. Physical exfoliators would only help until the next day or so. Since using this I never have that roughness. It's gone. Also I've noticed a decrease in dark spots and redness in my cheeks. I just like my skin more since using this....It just looks so much better.
Even though I love this I still use with ⚠️caution⚠️. I've been watching my skin more to make sure it isn't reacting negatively.
New Addition to my Self Care Beauty Routine!
Dee the Artist from Orlando, FL
I just tried this out for the first time tonight. It felt tingly... "spicy" if you will. So if you just plucked or shaved an area, avoid that area. (Sensitive skin folk might want to also proceed with caution.) It left my skin slightly red but that went away pretty fast. It made my pores look smaller and my skin definitely looked smoother. And that's just with one use. :) Make sure after use to follow up with your moisturizers and serums! This is definitely going to be apart of my self-care routine :)
Txa from Texas
Best product from the ordinary
I love this product – it really works!
Barbara from Boston MA
I have years of sun damage. I had no expectations for this product – just thought I'd try it and see what happens. I apply it to my face and neck. I've been using it 1x/week – sometimes 2x – for about 3 months and I'm amazed. It took about 6 weeks before I noticed any real change, but it's significant and continues to make my skin better with each application.
It's evened-out my skin tone, made my skin much brighter and diminished dark spots. No matter how much I've spent on lux brand products (La Mer, Peau de Peche, Skin Medica, etc.), none have made the difference this single product has. I highly recommend it.
There are some things to watch out for though. You need to use it regularly and you need to give it time. You also need to be ready for a little discomfort. The first time I used it, my skin tingled but not much else. The second time it was more than a tingle and a little uncomfortable. Each time I use it, the degree of discomfort is slightly more intense but It's not intolerable and the results are worth it. Lastly, it's red. Really red. So, watch out not to get it on your clothes.
Jdo from Seattle
This product is way too strong and burns.