AHA 30% + BHA 2% by The Ordinary

AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

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  • Icon gluten free Gluten-Free
  • Icon silicone free Silicone-Free
  • Icon cruelty free Cruelty-Free

CLAIM TO FAME: A 10-minute liquid mask treatment that exfoliates to visibly improve skin texture and tone

FAST FACTS: Formulated with 30% alpha hydroxyl acids (glycolic/lactic/tartaric/citric) to enhance brightness, even out skin, and decongest pores; exfoliates the topmost epidermal surface; helps fight visible blemishes for improved radiance; reduces the look of fine lines with continued use; contains Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to minimize irritation associated with acid use; includes a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, vitamin B5 to assist healing, and black carrot as an antioxidant; features a pH level of 3.50-3.70; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, nut, gluten, and soy

PERFECT FOR: Boosting skin clarity 2x a week; aging skin

October 13, 2017
”I LOVE this product, leaves skin looking clear, smooth and bright. Also love the texture of this, I have used peels before and found them too drying and hard to apply makeup following the 2-3 days after application when the skin begins to peel, but never found that I had that issue at all with this product. The color of this product is slightly unnerving, but it’s great to see where product has already been applied and makes for an easier application. This does tingle so I would suggest if your skin is sensitive building up to leaving it on for the full 10 minutes.”
–RE (from theordinary.com)

October 12, 2017
”This mask have helped me so much with my adult hormonal acne and acne scaring! I can’t live without it! My acne, hyperpigmentation and texture has improved soooo much! Thank you The ordinary, you have changed my life <3”
–PK (from theordinary.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
INGREDIENTS: Glycolic Acid, Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 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.

Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than twice per week. Clean face and wait for skin to dry. Do not use on wet skin. Apply evenly across face and neck using your fingertips. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Avoid the eye contour and contact with eyes both during application and rinse off. This low-viscosity solution is intended to be used as a masque. Do not leave on for longer than 10 minutes. If persistent irritation occurs, 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.) Use only as directed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration.

Note: This formula contains a very high concentration of free acids. We recommend use only if you are an experienced user of acid exfoliation and your skin is not sensitive.

Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling, or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided directions.

“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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Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer

Give it sometime!

I have a huge problem when it comes to acne spots and blemishes. Finding this was something I thought would be worth the shot. ALWAYS READ before using this product. Dont abuse it. Use it only twice a week skip a day or two every application. Do it 6-8 time, roughly 4 weeks and you will see results by the 2nd week. I'd say it did help me fade out scars, other than the natural process because my long been there scars are finally eliminated after so many years of trying. Its a bit pricey buying it here, but trust me this is the best place to buy it. A few additional bucks wouldnt hurt if it were for great results.

10 days ago
Top Reviewer

Silky smooth skin after

I've only used this twice so far. Every time it delivers great results. PROS: Skin is silky smooth after every use. It feels really clean like clean down to the pores. CONS: It stings like crazy when you apply it. It is also drying so a face mask after is a must. Overall would recommend this product.

22 days ago

Magic in a bottle😍

I saw this a lot of times from my fave beauty blogger so I went to purchase it to see if it really works🤔 To my surprised it does make a difference even at first try and take note II didnt do a patched test coz I was so excited! Hahahaha! It is really mahapdi when you apply it on your face and its smells like soysauce! Hahaha then stinging continues even after you rinse it but very mild nalang and it feels itchy maybe because of the acid content. Better to put moisturizer right away para d magdry yung face. But overall i will continue to use this product kasi satisfied ako sa first try ko. You will see the difference right away. I just hope that it will lessen my visible pores and remove my tiny bumps! Hahahaha

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer

Skincare Essential!

I read about The Ordinary when I was lurking about in r/skincareaddiction, a Reddit sub. I came across chemical exfoliation and was hesitant about trying it because of the stigma around peeling (read: Maxipeel) but upon reading good reviews about this peeling solution, I decided to take the plunge. I managed to order a bottle here in BeautyMNL by pure luck. It was newly restocked and within a short period of time, it was out of stock again. Thank the beauty gods I managed to snag one! I use this peeling solution once a week. I leave it on my face for ten minutes after washing my face but I make sure my face is already dry. Once the ten minutes are up, I wash it off and wait for my face to dry again. Once it's dry, my face feels sooo soft and smooth! It also has this glow to it that lasts for 1-2 days. This will probably last me for two more months since I only use one drop for my whole face. It helped brighten my face which is nice since I lack sleep. Truly a staple in my routine!

about 1 month ago
Top Reviewer

Fell in love 😍

I didn’t know how it would help my acne marks at first, but after 2 or 3 uses, I noticed very light peeling on my nose. And I realized, maybe it was one of the products that has been helping me lighten my red marks and acne marks on my cheeks. I’ve been using this for about 2 months, once a week, and I haven’t reacted badly to it. This is the first The Ordinary product I fell in love with, even though it feels weird and scary everytime I use it because I always have to keep track of the time. I always remember to wash it off before my stop watch even reaches 9 minutes and 50 secs! 😁

3 months ago
Certified Buyer

Purging! Will wait for a final review!

I had no problems with the application of the product, but I broke out the next few days! I have asked a dermatologist and read several websites, and apparently it is possible to experience purging or exacerbation of existing acne lesions. This is my 3rd week using it (already used it 5 times), and I do experience a tingling sensation after application, and my pimples become more painful. I will probably wait after a month of usage for a final review.

3 months ago