AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

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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.

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 Morena/Moreno

Your master exfoliator!

Considering the crazy rave and publicity about this product, you can't go wrong with extreme chemical exfoliation it actually does. But for me, aside from a once in a while bulldozing of dead skin cells and plethora of skin impurities in my face, I'm after for the 2% BHA really. Black head an pore appearance makes a difference really if you want to look better and the TO's peeling solution works really well. It is loaded with well known AHAs such as Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric Acid and the one BHA known commonly as Salicyclic Acid. Other ingredients are not really problematic. Besides, TO is well known for using products with best grades and benefits. The Tasmanian Pepperberry might cause irritation to some though. Also, this product is not for the faint heart. It is very strong and should only be used once or twice per week, 10-15 minutes (or lesser if too much stinging occurs) in your face. I only use a small amount and this product could last for a while (probably more than a year honestly) and each time I use it, I can tell the difference in my skin. Highly recommend for people with not-so-sensitive skin but it's been out of stock for quite sometime. Just be patient. 5/5

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 18

Love it

Tried it today and i was amazed by its effect. Very refreshing on skin lovee the tingling feeling kse it feels like its really doing its job in regenerating my skin. Only used few drops, pretty sure the product will last me more than a month a little product goes a long way!

about 1 month ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Morena
  • Age 21


This is not my first acid but this was the acid that I have used by far the longest. For me this is a strong acid because of the percentage of the AHA. PLEASE DO A PATCH TEST ON YOUR SKIN (research about it) before applying it to your face cuz u might experience CHEMICAL BURN! ANYWAY, it helped me with my acne-prone skin. I get little to no pimples now before and after my menstruation which is amazing kasi dati, sobrang tadtad ako ng pimps and small bumps before and after my mens. Also, dahil dito hindi na ako nagiging tooo oily which was a problem before. Nung una, I use this product once a week ngayon twice a week na. Hindi ko binigla ang skin ko kasi baka magkaroon ng reaction, good thing madali nag adjust skin ko. YES, THIS STINGS TAKE NOTE OF THAT. And DON'T use it if nag ppeel ang skin niyo cuz I had a bad experience. Ginamit ko tong peeling solution and it burned mah skin. Buti na lang patches lang and madali lang natanggal with the help of my trusty moisturizer. I HOPE IT WORKS SA SKIN MO ❣️❣️

about 2 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Sensitive
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 26

Amazing 🤩

I finally tried this after getting convinced by the number of positive reviews on this product. I have a very sensitive, acne-prone skin so I’m very picky when it comes to the products I use. This has been on my waitlist and I was lucky (and fast!) enough to grab one when I got an email that it was restocked. I was so excited to try it and it didn’t disappoint. It’s my first time using direct acids on my face but the stinging few minutes after application didn’t bother me at all since it’s just bearable. As instructed, I left it on my face for just 10 minutes then rinsed it with warm water. And viola! I’ve never felt my skin thissssss soft. It’s like my baby’s bum soft. I also noticed that it was able to exfoliate and unclog my pores in an instant. I have only been using this for one week and I’m looking forward to see better results. Worth the price and wait. Highly recommended! 💯

3 months ago
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Skin Tone Medium
  • Facial Features Chinita
  • Age 23


Been using this for a few weeks, together with Niacinamide pero so far maganda yung results. Hindi sya overhyped or overrated in any way. What you hear is true. These TO products work like magic. Sana lang hindi palaging out of stock. Hahaha. I use it twice a week for not more than 10 minutes. Medyo burning sa first use ko so hindi ko nakuha yung 10 minutes pero yung mga sumunod ok naman na. Fingers crossed sa full potential niya!

3 months ago
Certified Buyer
  • Skin Type Combination
  • Skin Tone Fair
  • Facial Features Mestiza
  • Age 16


saw results after using this product !!!!! the first time I used this really hurts though but after a couple of weeks of trying this product, I would say that the tingling lessened when using this product APPLY SUNSCREEN the morning after !!!!! not applying sunscreen would make your sceen worse n dark spots would become darker.

3 months ago

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