CLAIM TO FAME: A water-free, silicone-free, stable suspension of vitamin C for brighter, smoother skin
FAST FACTS: Provides 23% pure l-ascorbic acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water; helps reverse multiple signs of skin aging with antioxidant-rich properties; naturally lightens and refines skin tone and texture; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain water, alcohol, silicone, oil, and nut
PERFECT FOR: A smooth, radiant complexion
October 16, 2017
”This product gets such a bad rep, but it is truly an effective and elegant product. This vitamin c gave me a serous glow. I mean a people ask me are you pregnant glow (I’m not), a what’s your secret glow. I love the texture, the transient grittiness gives a mild physical exfoliation (something I’ve stopped doing since incorporating deciem products). The active penetrates well and works. I use a small amount and since combining this with the resveratol ferulic acid it is out of this world!! Give the combo a try. Eventually your skin will look so good you won’t need makeup and you won’t have a problem with the texture meshing with other products!!”
–NM (from theordinary.com)
October 13, 2017
”Ok this stuff rocks. The product itself I expected to be gritty and just not that elegant. Almost bought the other 30% formula. Glad I tried this one. The powder that seems to be a problem for others isn’t for me. In fact I find this formula to be not grainy in texture at all. It’s a light lotion feeling with a touch of vit c powder that dissipates within a minute. This is the best ascorbic acid with the highest strength in what I feel is an elegant feeling lotion formula. The fact that it’s less than ten dollars makes this seem unreal. Seeing is believing.”
–AA (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, BHT
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 small amount to face in the AM or the PM. A tingling sensation can be expected after application. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed on each application with other creams or serums of your preference.
Note: The format of this formula is a suspension of very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of Vitamin C topically. With such format, there are 2 important things to consider:
1) A very strong tingling, but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin’s tolerance to such high exposure is elevated. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed on each application with other creams or serums of your preference.
2) The powder exposure to the skin disallows the formula to feel like a serum, lotion, or cream and each application requires a few seconds to feel absorbed by the skin. This formula feels gritty for a few seconds after application. If you prefer to avoid this gritty feel, we suggest the Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone.
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