Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA


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CLAIM TO FAME: A concentrated serum with purified alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid to brighten and even out skin tone

FAST FACTS: Reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation; delivers a high 2% concentration of alpha arbutin; supported with a next-generation form of hyaluronic acid for enhanced delivery; features a pH level of 4.85-4.90; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, silicone, nut, and gluten

PERFECT FOR: Hyper-pigmented, blemished, acne-prone skin

DISCLAIMER: Some caps may not be fully screwed down in the bottle due to manufacturing. Kindly take note that this does not affect the product’s performance, and won’t cause any oxidation or spillage if handled with care.

October 14, 2017
”So I have been using this for about a month now… and I use it in conjunction with the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%… and I was skeptical… but my hyperpigmentation (that was caused by acne) has decreased, my skin feels so much smoother, softer, and it almost feels like more youthful. The only downside is that it has the ability to leave a sticky feeling, but that doesn’t deter me from using it. I have really enjoyed this product and will reproduce.”
–JS (from theordinary.com)

October 11, 2017
”I love this formula. I have acne oily skin and its really work! Sometimes I wear this with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or Advance retinoid 2% and its really good!”\ —–AG (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

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 a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM.

Note: Alpha Arbutin is extremely sensitive to degradation in the presence of water if the pH of the formulation is not ideal. The pH of this formula is approximately 4.9, which is shown to be the most suitable pH to minimize degradation of Alpha Arbutin.

The Ordinary

“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.

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Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinito
  • Age 30

Refreshing look especially when waking up

I had a terrible oily skin. When I woke up, I usually have a greasy face even if room temperature is not hot. When I used this serum (this is my first time), I noticed big difference on my face. My face is well-hydrated maybe because of HA component. This serum also absorbs well in my skin. I’m using it for a month already and I’m happy with it. Though I don’t see significant difference on lightening my pigmented areas, I’m still a fan on this. I bought HA since I love the hydrating effect.

1 day ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Age 26

Good product

I am halfway with my bottle. I started this with an angry pimple on my left cheek and scattered acne marks around my face. I am very satisfied that my angry pimple is healing and already fading whereas the other acne marks are fading as well. It’s a slowly but almost surely process. I also noticed how the non-blemished parts of my face are plump and healthy. I use this in the morning, contrary to other people using this at night. I am guilty of not using sunscreen lately cos this alone in the morning helped me esp sits well with my powder foundation. No primer or moisturizer so when I get oily in the afternoon, I look like I have a blended foundation with healthy skin. Haha. Need to experiment it with putting sunscreen

3 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 21

3 stars

I love the product really. I saw a change to my skin immediately and got rid of the redness. But the product mismo is not it. The bottle is damaged and may natapon na konting product. And yung color ng serum is parang kakulay ng lactic acid from the ordinary. Dapat kakulay lang siya ng niacinamide but the one that i got has a pinkish tone just like lactic acid. Hays

3 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 27

Just perfect

By reading all the reviews about this product I am indeed pleased to bought it online. And, ofc, beauty mnl didn't disappoint me. The product came just on time. I'm beyond excited to experience this product. Might order more of skin care products from the ordinary and ofc, i'll check it out here. Yay! Hoping that all this tiny dark spots and open pores will be solve. Will update once I see visible improvements. 😚

4 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena

I love this product!

I really love this product it makes my skin so smooth and glowy, i put this on with the other water based serums i put and it makes my skin look so good! I found this out because of hyram and all i can say is that i’m loving it and i’ll buy again!!

4 days ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Normal
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 19

Soooo good but the packaging...

This product surprised me a lot! I love how it did heal my hyperpigmentation issues and I guess wala pang almost 2 weeks may nagbago agad sa skin ko but the only thing I didn’t like is the cover okay naman siya nung una pero nung tumagal parang bigla nalang nagbubukas yung takip. Hoping that for my next order, this won’t be an issue anymore

6 days ago

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