CLAIM TO FAME: An ultra gentle AHA with hyaluronic acid that refines, smoothens, and brightens skin
FAST FACTS: Offers a superficial dermal peeling that is gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids; features a larger molecular weight than other AHAS (such as glycolic acid), allowing it to penetrate the skin more slowly, which in turn makes it very gentle and suitable for all skin types; features a pH level of 3.50 to 3.70; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone, and nut
PERFECT FOR: Sensitive skin
June 25, 2018
”I am used to much stronger acids and absolutely had no issues with them even when used on my face… 10% AHA, 4%BHA - you name it, I have it. So I was not expecting anything special from this and quite honestly I only ordered it because of pure curiosity since I heard so much about mandelic acid. And boy, this one delivers! Much more gentler but still effective. Since exfoliation does cause more sun sensitivity I appreciate that I can now use an exfoliant even during summer time without overdoing it (that happended sometimes while using AHA or BHA). Thanks Deciem for that! And the value for money as always outstanding. I use it as a “stand alone“ product 2 up to 3 times a week sometimes added with a few drops of squalane after two or three hours - that works perfect for waking up with ultra smooth and better skin.”
–RG (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol
The Ordinary’s formulations are updated from time to time as part of a 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. Use only as directed. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration.
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.
“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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