CLAIM TO FAME: A mild lactic acid superficial peeling formulation that brightens and clarifies skin
FAST FACTS: 5% lactic acid formulation offers very mild exfoliation; smoothens and refines skin; contains Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity associated with acid use; features a pH level of 3.60-3.80; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, silicone, nut, gluten, and soy
PERFECT FOR: Silky, supple skin
October 14, 2017
”Absolutely cannot live without this stuff! I tend to use this every night after cleansing, toning and my HA + B5 serum and before my moisturizer which I always add the squalene oil to. And everyday I wake up with baby soft glowing skin! The Ordinary products have changed my skin for the better and made my bank account happy!”
–EM (from theordinary.com)
October 11, 2017
”Amazing product! It has a milky serum consistency that goes on smooth with zero irritation. I’ve been using it for a few months now and it quickly became a permanent product in my routine. It has eliminated almost all the texture on my skin, so much so that I rarely ever wear foundation anymore, and if I do, it’s a thin sheer layer. Once I run out of my current bottle, I plan on purchasing the 10% version.”
–LF (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolmer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Arginine, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylene-Diamine Disuccinate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethyl 2.2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexylclycerin, 1.2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol
Formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Apply once per day, ideally in the PM. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician. (Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.)
Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided directions.
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Bought this initially to get rid of those small bumps on my face caused by clogged pores and it worked well. I would use this at night and my skin would feel smooth. An added bonus for me is that I also use it on my arms because I have keratosis pilaris. It did not eliminate the problem, however, the bumps are so much less noticeable and my skin felt softer. Will definitely repurchase or might get the one with a higher dose.about 2 months ago
i was having second thoughts about purchasing this product from the ordinary because of fear that this acid might be too harsh for my sensitive skin. but since my exfoliating toner from cosRX was running out, my options to try next were this 5% lactic acid or the 7% glycolic acid (which was not available at that time). this is definitely stronger than what i previously used because i noticed mild peeling on the nose but i am glad my skin did not experience irritation. it is mild enough for me to level up my frequency of usage to daily application at night and im still happy with the results. i plan to up my dosage to the 10% lactic acid from this brand after using this one to get rid of clogged pores and bumps. overall, i am glad i purchased this product. it is important to follow instructions of using this AHA at night, religiously use sunscreen during daytime and never forget to moisturize as this tends to dry out the skin.7 months ago