Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
I had such good results with the Vitamin C powder from The Ordinary that I didn't think anything could top it. After a year of constant use (along with daily use of the Mineral Factors and twice weekly application of the AHA peeling solution), my skin was so bright, so clear and any old hyperpigmentation either faded completely or just looks like a barely discernible freckle.
I decided to try this however, because I wanted something I didn't need to mix with another product and...BOOM! I am blown away. After just 2 weeks of using every other day, my skin is even brighter, which I would not have thought possible. I am sold. I am hooked.
(A little addition for my fellow brown and dark-skinned people: you know that hyperpigmentation is the bane of our existence. This may be a game changer for you if that's your main concern.)
I've purchased two of these because M.A.P - Magnesium Asorbyl Phosphate has been out of stock for over a year.
Unfortunately it causes of lots of tiny non-inflamed pimples for me in areas I would not normally get them. I thought that it might just be purging initially, but now I am part way through the 2nd bottle and within hours of wearing this I get little pimples. This product isn't good, even the smallest amount alters the overall "finish" of my skin and it isn't helping with pigmentation from spots at all. I really miss M.A.P
Lexie from Texas
I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and it has improved my complexion. It's just given me a little more glow, I can now tell my skin was just a little dull looking before. I will definitely keep using
maria from undisclosed
I use tretinoin for acne and anti-aging and if you're also using tret you're aware of how other skincare products don't always play nice with it. My experience with The Ordinary's Pycnogenol was a disaster and I wonder why I ever strayed from this. It's gentle on the skin, helps with sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and pairs well with Tretinoin. Unlike l-ascorbic acid serums its also very stable and DOESN'T SMELL. Every L-AA serum I've used smelled weird, like hot dog water (it isn't just the ferulic acid often incorporated into it). I just CANT deal with the hot dog water smell and this thankfully has no scent.
Cammy Dzelma from undisclosed
I have tried so many Vitamin C (LAA and Ascorbic Acid) but always stings and burn anything that is above 10% until the day i found The Ordinary Absorbyl Glucoside. At first application it does feel tacky but not when u wait few minutes for it to absorb, i have a very dry super sensitive skin from long term usage of tropical steroid cream and ended up with a very thin layer on my face at age 38. My face glows every morning since i use it day and night from using it for about a month. You may not like it because it's not LAA or AA but this serum did manage to keep my skin happy, glowy and non irritant. Would love to purchase it again once the bottle finish. Thank you for making me feel much more confident with myself.
NicLo from New Jersey
This quickly became one of my holy grail skincare items! Within a few weeks of using I noticed my dark spots fading (and I had a good number of them due to acen) and my friends were commenting on how dewey and glowing my skin was looking. I apply every morning after a hyaluronic toner and right before my moisturizer. I have had no issues with lack of absorption or pilling. 10/10!
Electricityisgreat from undisclosed
This one is by far my favorite Ordinary product. I'm in my 30s and have combination skin (mostly dull and dry, but sometimes oily) that likes to break out from pretty much anything. I use this product with the HA moisturizer and not only it does not break me out- any breakouts from other products somehow heal faster. And my face doesn't look like i'm stuck in a never-ending hangover when I wake up in the morning.
I've tried Buffet and Copper Peptide serums before and Ascorbyl Glucoside wins.
Jess from undisclosed
I have tried this product off and on whilst looking for a regime for my sensitive / oily / acne / rosacea prone skin. I am a pale caucasian 28 year old female and this product does not irritate my skin and leaves my face glowing and looking hydrated. I use it at night under azelaic acid. I am yet to try it under my supergoop mineral spf and under makeup. I just wish there was more scientific evidence on the effects of anti aging (wrinkling and fine lines) Anyway, good luck out there everyone!! Xx
Paulina from Chicago,IL
Texture is easy to spread. No scent, not sticky after feel. My moisturizer SPF lotions spreads smoothly. Just started using this specific product, will await to see any results. Have been using this brand (different products) for about 2 years.
Suki from undisclosed
I've used this product for months now, this will be my third bottle. I love it so much!
Acne pigmentation disappears so quick and my skin feels amazing!
Sarah from Ohio
I love this stuff and refuse to ever run out!
Petpet from undisclosed
I've been using this product consistently for the past year and have really noticed a reduction in my skin's hyperpigmentation from acne scarring. I can't use traditional vitamin c products due to sensitivity and perioral dermatitis but this is the only product my skin absolutely loves! I think it works amazing as a vitamin c for those with sensitive skin.
LNR from undisclosed
I bought this product a few months ago after switching from the 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder. I switched to the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% as it is an indirect Vitamin C product which allowed me to combine it with a lot of other products. I have definitely noticed my skin becoming clearer in terms of texture and become more radiant, less dull. I will continue to use this product. If you have oily or normal skin, I would recommend this product. If you have dry skin like my fiance, I would recommend the Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F. Please remember you can't use this with Niacinamide products.
Pastelcolored from undisclosed
The product gives an instant glow thanks to a layer of shine. I don't know how to describe it, so I put a picture of my hand, where you can see the edges of the product. The product ist completely dry on the picture! I really like the shine even though I feel like it gets lost after I apply my moisturizer.
Anyhow the layer might feel odd to some. Personally I don't mind it and the feeling also goes away after applying moisturizer
I'm using this product for more than 6 months now, and all I can say is that it really works! It makes my skin look bright and plumpe, and the hyperpigmentation is gone!
Vio558 from undisclosed
The smell is really not mine..it smells allfull like old cleaning rags..but the skin looks hydrated and there is a good glow.
Lauryn from North Carolina
You know how you drink a LOT of water and it makes your skin look all luminescent? This had the exact same effect. My skin looked so healthy and bright! I swear my face looked like it was actually sparkling.
Courtney from Springfield MO
This product changed my life my face has 0 pimples or bumps and my skin tone is even and smooth
Marie-Eve from West virginia
I got this for free for my birthday from a store, ive been wanting a vitamin c serum for a while cause i heard and read good things about it for skin care. Ive been using it for less than a week and i love it, my skin looks great so far
from Washington, DC
I wanted to like this so badly, but I should've listened to the reviews saying "you get what you pay for." The product does not go on smoothly, I personally didn't see any benefits after use, and it clumped upon application. I do LOVE The Ordinary, but this one just was not it. It didn't do any harm or aesthetic damage to my skin so I don't want to give it one star.
deepa from undisclosed
after using 2 times my skin too dry and rough even skin pill off now what i do 1st time i order .... glucoside Solutionserum12%
Isha from undisclosed
I have been using it since months. AM PM. I keep my routine simple with a cleanser serum sunscreen n Moisturizer. I wanted to use only this one to see if it helps with the claims they make. Nothing. Literally no difference at all. I am highly disappointed :(
Priya from undisclosed
I had pretty low expectations but this gives such a great glow, I feel confident going without makeup
Madi from Aiken, SC
I have been using this product for almost 3 years now and it is very effective at fading my discoloration from acne and brightening my skin. I definitely recommend this product.
Susan from NJ
I've been trying different products from The Ordinary to brighten and even out my skin tone. I'm in my 50s with combination sensitive skin. This product caused a lot of redness and irritation on my upper cheeks. I didn't get to use more than two weeks. I tried to skip a day, and then use sparingly, but gave up as I was having to cover redness that I never had before, and it immediately went away when I stopped this. Disappointing and a waste of money. If you have sensitive skin be careful.
DDD from undisclosed
Works wonders! not sticky, absorbs quickly, does not irritate, does not stain clothing, 10/10 product! My skin is radiant! removed all my old acne dark spots
Yrdua from Glendale, AZ
I had a bad reaction to the niacinimide zinc BUT this is saving my skin from the dark spots + scars! I use it before moisturizer and it doesn't feel sticky.