Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
This product works just as well as dermatologist solutions to clearing acne scars, but is so much cheaper! Would recommend to absolutely anyone
I bought this it's light yellow, looks just like lactic acid. The first bottle I got was plain clear fluid. Does any one know why.
s from texas
i used this for about 5 days before i started to break out. there is nothing really special about it. it hydrates a little bit but other than that it's nothing special. anyways, it's makes me breakout horribly. keep in mind, i don't have acne prone skin. my skin is pretty normal however some days it may be more oily or more dry. these pictures are right out the shower and i just noticed how bad it is. do not recommend.
Hi, I have only been using this product since January 2023 (2 months)and I feel like almost immediately I could tell my age spots were fading
Margaret from Texas
been using this for about a week now and have noticed a difference in the tone and texters of my skin, its even!! I use this along with Nicinimide +zinc and the results have been better makeup application, oil control and reduced redness!! for the Price I wasn't expecting much but have been very pleasently surprised!
I've got combo/dry skin and have been struggling with redness and texter and just wanted something to work and this did for me!
Elle from undisclosed
I have been using this for about a month, I have quite red cystic acne scars that have reduced so much since using this product. My pores have also gotten smaller and overall texture is so smooth. Highly recommend!
Ush from undisclosed
I love this product but I am confused that this serum should be applied on dry skin or damp skin as it contains HA. I am using it on dry skin now. Can u reconfirm whether to apply on dry skin or damp?
alex from illinois
i have v red&sensitive skin & have been trying to find something to help it. so far i really like this product! it seems to be helping but i've only used it for a monthish. i just wish the oz was more, it already seems like it's running out v fast:/
sky from Downey ava
i heard about this product on tiktok, after doing research i bought it. i struggled with hyperpigmentation around my mouth and after consistent use for two weeks it's completely gone! i recommend 100%
FE from Maryland
The product didn't work out on my skin. It gave me horrible texture after using it for four days and It dried my skin out.
Mariah from New Philadelphia, OH
rach from California
i love this serum so much. i got it because of tiktok. i'm on my second bottle already and i'm in love. my acne was mild but i had lots of acne scars and uneven pigmentation. but this serum helped within a week and now my skin is better than it's every been. i def recommend.
dmw from undisclosed
I bought this the middle of last year & have faithfully been applying it every single morning since then, combined with the Buffet serum. I suffer from pigmention on my forehead, so was hoping this would be the product that would clear it, as per the product's description. I bought the larger bottle (60ml) & am now about 1/4 of the way through the bottle & unfortunately have seen zero results. Really disappointed, as I so wanted this to work for me!
Tina from FL
Really great for pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Absolute holy grail for me. It takes time but does wonders.
Mari from Utah
I read so many great reviews but for some reason on my tiny dark spot & acne scar I bought this for is taking a while to vanish these..thought about giving up on it but I've only used it for 1 week so we'll see…
Quokka from Philadelphia, PA
It works on my PIH! Please be consistent with sunscreen and everything takes time. Over all my skin has brightened and my pih/ acne scars fade so easily now! I like to use this after I have a pimple that might scar it helps prevent it from becoming too dark, as well as using sunscreen helps too! I NEED IT IN A BIGGER SIZE!!!
Rose from NYC
I'm going on 4 days into using this product and I'm already seeing major results. I've been dealing with dark spots from plucking my face. It was so noticeable and embarrassing but within 3 days it's almost gone. This is a life saver, totally recommend!
wanderlust from undisclosed
Love to combine this product with azelaic acid to target dark spots, oily skin, and kill bacteria. Great value for the size.
Janie from undisclosed
I bought the larger bottle of alpha arbutin, expecting to find a colourless liquid, but found it to be more the colour of the lactic acid. I'm wondering if it has the wrong product in it, or if it is ok to use.
Aysh from undisclosed
Hi there, I have been using this serum for last 1.5 months, In first two weeks I saw the visible difference on my face, but now it is of no use
Please suggest me another serum for melasma.
Adri from Seattle
Okay. I've been using this product on and off for about 3 years on my dry / combo skin, and I can confidently say it does work on reducing dark spots, but it takes a while. I don't think I truly started noticing results until I was almost through my first bottle. It is a pretty sticky / thick formula, so you have to be careful not to use too many other products with this or you'll probably pill. And that being said, I would not recommend this product with more than one other HA containing product. Let it absorb completely before moving onto the next step. Nowadays, I tend to only use this during / after I've had a period of consistently bad breakouts.
sam from GA
It's very moisturizing and nourishing. I've used this in the past and it did a decent job in fading my hyperpigmentation, granted it will take a while to see results. Just make use you use it on a damp face or face possibly breaking out. It's even better it you use it before a shower.
fp from undisclosed
My skin looks so fresh amd even! Absorbs quickly! This product is amazing and it truly does wonders to my skin!
Raquelle from undisclosed
I was shocked by how much this helped reduce the appearance of my melasma spots. Nothing else worked! I'm thrilled!!!
Sharon from Arizona
I bought this product to see if would help fade my discolorations on my face. I have only been using it for a week, so we'll see what kind of success I have. I am being very consistent with it, am & pm, It is very gentle, so stinging or peeling. I am using 3-4 drops at a time under my moisturizer. Don't know the results yet but it worth a try.
Selena from Miami,FL
Did this help to lighten a new dark patch I've noticed on my upper cheek, or existing acne marks? Unfortunately it didn't. And that's unusual because I usually respond very well to Arbutin, even at 1% or less, yet for some reason not with The Ordinary's 2% formula. I did notice the tiniest bit of smoothness in my skin texture (the Lactic acid maybe) and my skin did feel lightly hydrated using just a few drops of this (possibly the Sodium Hyaluronate content) twice a day. But then I started to notice mild acne and clogged pores appearing on my chin and forehead after a weeks' use, and had to stop applying it to my face. I was hopeful that taking it down to just one application per day might lessen the issue but it didn't. Not one to waste something, I've been applying a couple of drops every night before sleep on my slightly dark, patchy underarms, after washing-off the days' anti-perspirant. I've been doing this for the last 3 and a half weeks but not seen any difference so far. To be fair I've yet to come across a product that does lighten them, even with multiple brightening ingredients in, not just Arbutin, so I can't say I'm exactly surprised. Back to the drawing board for me! -> My 'Ulta Beauty Top 7 must-have list' (My 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Ulta) < - < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Eye Cream: Clinique All about eyes < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Makeup Remover: Lancome Bi Facil < 5. Pigmentation + Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Eyeliner: Ulta Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil < 7. Moisturizer: 'Lush' – Enzymion
Kerna from undisclosed
I had hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure and some old scars. This works. Apply to face morning and night. NOTE: effectiveness maybe diminished if you combine it with other products-excluding sunscreen. Allow 3 months before making I'll comments. My dermatologist was shocked.