CLAIM TO FAME: An exceptionally-stable, direct-acting form of vitamin C
FAST FACTS: Formulated with 15 percent ethylated ascorbic acid; water-free formula offers a direct-acting approach to achieving radiant, healthy-looking skin tone; acts directly like vitamin C and is closer in molecular weight to actual vitamin C; delivers faster visible results and offers a much better stability profile than any known direct-acting form of vitamin C; vegan, cruelty-free formula does not contain water, oil, alcohol, silicone, nut, and gluten
PERFECT FOR: Your lightweight, high-potency, low-sting vitamin C oil
October 16, 2018
Pros: It works, I’m pretty sure. I’ve noticed a difference in my skin in the past month that I’ve been using it; less breakouts, decreased hyperpigmentation on some spots, overall brightening.
Cons: Like another review mentioned, I have an intense hot-but-not-burning sensation every single time I put in on, unless I mix it in with another soothing cream or serum. It doesn’t sting at all really; it’s just a sensation of intense heat/temperature sinking into my skin. I thought that was just my skin’s initial reaction to the intensity, and that it would fade in a few weeks. I have now been using it almost daily, sometimes twice a day, for a month and a half, and there has been no change. This is the first vitamin C product I’ve tried and I want to keep using it, but once I’ve finished this bottle I’ll definitely switch to another formulation that (hopefully) doesn’t make my skin feel on fire for a solid five seconds every time I put it on.
–DK (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution
NET WEIGHT: 30ml
INGREDIENTS: Propanediol, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
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 AM and PM.
Notes: Since this formulation is a water-free solution, it may feel slightly “oily” for a few seconds after application, despite the absence of all oils.
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