Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Heaven Sent! My New Fav Product Ever!
If you have dry skin, PLEASE READ: This is my new HG finding of all time, of all skincare products. I have dry skin that no matter how much moisturizer I gooped on my face, it never seemed to work. Now I use this on a wet face, before other steps in my routine like retinol, vitamin c, moisturizer, and my skin has never been so moisturized. Not only is this very affordable, but it will also help you save money on the amount of moisturizer you go through. My skin is soft as a baby's butt. And it's not only moisturized but plumped up and my pores have significantly dimished in size and noticeability. It only takes a few drops, but I use morning and night. It works as a great primer for your skincare routine and before makeup. ULTA does not carry the big size, but I ordered the big one directly from The Ordinary (their company is Deciem so that's the website that will come up when you Google it) because I know I will use this forever. I am 34 and this product is necessary for an anti-aging routine. It hydrates, plumps, diminishes pores, what more could you ask for? I have also noticed that the fine lines on my forehead and smile lines are no longer there. I also use on my lips for a quick plumping effect. I could not be happier with this purchase!
The Ordinary has become my new go-to for all things skincare. I am quickly working my way through their entire line, and on a budget! Their products are top-of-the-line and very affordable. Please do not waste your money on high-priced items with hyaluronic acid in them or on name-brand hyaluronic acid serums. This is all you need, I promise. It gets straight to the point with pure hyaluronic acid instead of being mixed with a bunch of fluff. No matter your skin type, you will benefit from this. However, this is an absolute must for dry-skinned people.
Most Helpful Critical Review Works, but has some issues
I'm almost done my second bottle of this stuff and so far it's been great. I would give it 5 stars if it didn't have some key issues. I apply it immediately after washing my face and it seems to lock in the moisture really well as long as you also follow up with the rest of your routine right after. The consistency smooths over great and doesn't leave the skin tacky or sticky like I've seen other reviews say, but that also brings up my main problem with it and the reason I'm going to look for another hyaluronic serum. It just straight up doesn't work with certain makeup/skincare combos. I still haven't figured out what ingredient in certain products it is that doesn't mix with this serum, but sometimes it will pill up insanely bad. So bad that if you apply makeup over the serum it will ball up the foundation or powder, leaving a super patchy and grainy base. If you don't wear makeup it isn't as much as a problem but I still found some combos that would make my sunscreen do the same thing, also leaving patches in my sunscreen. I think that same mixing issue also maybe why it's sticky for some people, this serum just doesn't mix well with other products. It's a shame because when it works it really works. It's not worth changing out entire routines for the one serum though.
Reviewed by 1619 customers I love this stuff
MJ from Carmichael, CA
I have used other more expensive brands and this one really works.
Amelia B from St. louis MO
I love this so much. It makes my skin so hydrated and bouncy. Also it's so cheap and in my opinion works better than other expensive hyluronic acid serums like drunk elephant. def reccomend!!
Part of my skin routine!
Rachel from Omaha
This makes my skin feel hydrated, plump, and smooth! I use it twice a day after washing my face and my timer, before moisturizer. Doesn't cause breakouts.
Celia from Florida
I use this with retinol and caffeine around my eyes. I am beyond pleased with all of The Ordinary products and just ordered 4 more I want to try. What a bang for your buck too. My personal trick is after applying, I use a cheap little fan to soak it in to dry before makeup. Makes a big difference for me.
Lena from Colerain, OH
I love this brand. Everything I use is wonderful
I would buy this product over and over.
Kevita from Richmond, Ky
Gives my skin moisture!
a true skin-saver
jordyn f from pennsylvania
I am an almost 17 year old who has never struggled with acne or many breakouts. Recently, I developed stubborn breakouts on my chin, forehead, and the sides of my nose. When I say stubborn- I mean STUBBORN. They've been there for weeks, if not months. I swear to you that I have tried everything under the sun to get them to go away. THIS RIGHT HERE, is saving my skin and confidence. I saw a difference in my skin in two to three uses (NOTE: everyone is different!) I highly recommend this product to those who are looking for a boost of hydration, glowing skin, or a product that minimizes blemishes.
nina from tacoma,wa
it's kinda just meh if i'm totally honest. i dont know what it is about this product or one of the other products i use mixing with it, but every time i apply it to my face, no matter what i do, it like balls up into little white or clear balls of serum on my face. and i hate thattt. it's hydrating sort of- but there are definitely some better things on the market that won't create little balls of disgusting-ness on your face. i do really like this brand too, but just not a fan of this exact product.
Gentle but Effective
SunnFlower from Atlanta Georgia
My husband had several non cancerous skin moles and tags surgically removed. This has cleared up the scarring leaving hardly any marks.
MJ from Maryland
It's Winter and my face was in desperate need of moisture. I added this to my routine, layering it on a very damp face and neck at night, then following up with CeraVe's PM Facial Moisturizer (ultra light) and CeraVe's Retinol serum.
While I've used the CeraVe products for a long time, this Hyaluronic Acid serum took my skincare to a new level in about 10 days. My face is smooth and does not show fine lines if I use this product consistently. I'm 57, so that is really saying something! And what's not to love about the price? Highly recommend!
Connie from Harrison OH
Again, great product, great brand!
ruined my skin
Hatchi from florida
I had the most flawless skin. I started using this product and my skin is so broken out. I want to cry. I have never had this much acne since highschool. If you have sensitive dry skin DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT I hate this entire line.
Best bang for your buck!
SmileyKiley from Nashville
No negatives to this product!
No seal ?
Lisa from San Diego, CA
Please add a seal /tamper proof it
Kiki from Lake stevens wa
Good one for the price
Can't live without!!! Must have!!!
Holy grail from West Covina
I tried many over counter ones and by far this is a big bang for the bucks! No breakouts. I use it every morning and night focusing under my eyes, laugh lines, 11 lines and forehead and it makes such a huge difference minutes after application. My skin feels more plump and tightened after. I read people say it flakes but it only flakes if you don't give it time to absorb and you apply something else over it from my experience. But seriously can't live without and the price… it's a steal and must have!!!!
DjW from West Richland
It's so simple and has such benefits
Bri from Georgia
I expected way better from this product but no, it literally gave red rashes all over my face and they're itchy!
Holly from Cranston
The Ordinary is the best bunch of products that work well and do what they say. You will not be disappointed. Your skin is renewed.
Like a drink for your face
Katie from Kansas
I probably overuse this product but it does feel so good! I had consistent pimples when pregnant with my daughter that stopped after using this. It's hydrating without being a thick and overbearing presence. I am buying another bottle!
My holy grail
Cristina from Maryland
My skin is constantly changing with weather from dry to oily. This product has helped my skin stay consistent no matter what. It's affordable and a firm staple in my skincare routine.
Does not sink in skin. It pills also!
Gigi from Midland, NC
This stuff felt great at first while applying it. However, it just sits on top of the skin. It did not sink in at all, and it made my face feel tight. I applied moisturizer over it and it began to pill. I had to wash my face AGAIN to remove it. Disappointed!
The missing link in my routine
lyloster from NYC
This has done more for my combo acne prone and irritated skin in 3 days than anything I've tried in the last 3 years. I apply 3-4 drops on a wet skin, follow up with a gel moisturizer and a few drops of hemp or rosehip oil to seal in moisture, twice a day. I cut out all actives from my routine, salicylic acid and retinol, and my skin hasn't looked that good in a long while. My breakouts calmed down and started to heal already.
A Healthcare Worker's Bestie
MissRisk from Black Hills, SD
I work in a busy hospital where I wear a surgical mask 75% of the time and an N95 mask the other 25%. Patient rooms can be sweltering warm or freezing cold and the forced air of pressurized rooms is incredibly drying. Colleagues (including my sister) would complain about mask acne and dryness, and I shared my secret: after allowing my treatment serum of choice to absorb, I put three drops of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid on my left 3 fingers then warm up and disperse the product by patting it with the right 3 fingers, then I vigorously tap onto the skin in an upward motion with both hands until largely absorbed. A light layer of my favorite cream moisturizer (with sunscreen!) on top and I'm good to go. My sister told me that by using this product and my application process, she was able to stop the yo-yo of dryness->oil production->acne under her mask. Other coworkers have bought it and love it as well. I've never had pilling problems when used under makeup, but I use Milk Hydrogrip Primer first and apply foundation with a beauty blender. Two thumbs up!
Jova from New York
i literally came to comments just to see if anyone else is having this problem. it left flakes all over all over my face .. i put a face oil on afterward and i just had like balls of product rolling all over i had to brush it all off and it's like on my bed .. just strange i feel like the product didn't even sink into my skin and just turned into something else and came off .. disappointed